Engagement Administrator

Mortar Board National Office

Engagement is a membership association buzz word. For Mortar Board, the word should have real meaning. Mortar Board means to engage their members through effective programs and programming.

The aim of this position is to:

1. Provide at least one meaningful Mortar Board-related opportunity a year for MBAA members who were initiated between a. 2018 and 2015; b. 2015 and 2000; c. 2000 and 1980; and d. 1960 and 1980.

2. Leverage Mortar Board’s affinity programs so that our members can benefit from them and to increase Mortar Board’s royalties.

a. Nationwide

b. Portfolium

c. Gallagher Affinity Group (Hertz, Lifelock, cruises, hotels)

d. Church Hill Classics

e. and others

3. Contribute to the best practice of maintaining accurate record-keeping of all alumni and assist in development of strategic address lists that maximize engagement and fundraising opportunities

4. Support the executive director in critical outreach to inactive chapters and new institutions.

5. Handle some scheduling and planning for the executive director, support the planning and execution of staff meetings and prepare agendas for the executive director for the National Council, Investment Advisory Committee and a number of other committees and task forces.

The engagement administrator reports to the executive director and works effectively with all staff members. Other duties that depend on the successful candidate’s skills would be assigned.

Additional information

Awards Process: The engagement administrator would oversee the process of soliciting alumni award nominations and review committees to make recommendations for those to be honored.

The National Office and people

The office is staffed by six: executive director; coordinator of data and member services; conference director; collegiate director; fundraising manager, executive assistant and an operations specialist. There are student staff and interns also. Visitors to the office are welcome, and the office regularly hosts meetings of Mortar Board members working on various projects. Staff meet weekly in briefings to coordinate projects and discuss issues facing the Society.

The staff have the opportunity to interact regularly with a key volunteer corps of more than 45 alumni members, not to mention scores of collegiate officers and advisors.

The office is located at 1200 Chambers Road in Columbus, Ohio, on the second floor of a four-story office building near the west campus of The Ohio State University with high speed internet access, computers operating Windows, and telephone system. There are five private offices, community work space, storage room, copy room and two conference rooms. The total office space is roughly 2,000 square feet. Restrooms are located outside the office on the same floor.

Parking is free and easily accessible close to the building’s entrance.

Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff members develop their own daily work schedules with the executive director’s approval. Because Mortar Board is a national office, staff members are expected to adjust their schedules on occasion to accommodate volunteers in later time zones (Central, Mountain, Pacific and Hawaiian) and to be available for meetings set by and for volunteers in the evening. Some weekend work may be required during extremely busy times, which are mostly at the end of semesters and at reporting deadlines in September and May. Staff are expected to travel to (by air when needed) and attend and be available throughout the annual national conference, which is usually held the first weekend in August.



The compensation range is $15 - $18 per hour.

Instructions for application

Send cover letter and résumé to Executive Director Jane A. Hamblin, 1200 Chambers Road, Suite 201, Columbus, OH 43212 or attach to an email sent to Questions in advance of an application are welcomed. Please email or call Jane at 614-488-4094.

Deadline for submissions is on or before May 15, 2019. 

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