Director, Alumni and Donor Relations
University of San Francisco
USF Hilltop Campus
Director, Alumni and Donor Relations
The University of San Francisco School of Law is hiring a Director,
Alumni and Donor Relations to work with faculty, staff and
volunteers to implement annual and long-term alumni engagement and
development strategies with a loyal and influential alumni
Established in 1912, the USF School of Law (SOL) builds upon its
strong Jesuit values of service to and respect for others to create
an inclusive community characterized by personal attention,
passionate teachers, and community engagement. With a focus on
experiential lawyering, social justice and having a positive
impact, the SOL plays an important role in the community as an
intellectual center, a provider of legal services, and a producer
of ethical and excellent alumni. Many USF alumni serve in the
judiciary or hold other prominent positions in the public and
The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations develops, manages, and
implements the strategy and programming for USF School of Law's
alumni engagement and donor relations. The Director fosters and
maintains alumni connections, which in part result in employment
opportunities for recent alumni and mid-level donor gifts of
The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations reports directly to the
Senior Director and manages the Development and Alumni Engagement
Events Assistant, as well as student assistants. The Director
manages a portfolio comprised of the Board of Governors and key
Full Job Description:
The Director of Alumni and Donor Relations
- Oversees alumni and donor relations and Board of Governors
volunteer alumni board.
- Manages a portfolio of Board of Governors prospects and Alumni
with capacity to give $1,000-$5,000+ annually and potential to
provide consistent employment and mentorship opportunities for
recent SOL graduates.
- Designs a comprehensive alumni engagement plan that keeps
alumni engaged throughout their careers.
- Oversees the strategy, planning and execution of signature
events, including the Alum Grad Reception, Holiday Mixer, class
reunions, and swearing-in ceremony.
- Serves as point person for Board of Governors, helping them to
execute on their strategy and coordinating their quarterly
- Facilitates alumni mentor program and alumni employment
- Meets one on one with alumni to build rapport and qualify them
for engagement with the Law School.
- Manages donor stewardship in partnership with the university
development team, with a key focus on specialized stewardship plans
for SOL principal and major giving donors.
- Works closely with student assistants to ensure historical
alumni engagement and employer data integrity.
- In coordination with the Assistant Director, manages the
process for awarding and reporting on a number of alumni-funded
- Develops and enhances cross department alumni volunteer efforts
across the School of Law
- Manages the budget for Alumni relations.
Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience
required; advanced degree preferred.
At least 5-7 years of related experience, preferably at an
institution of higher education.
Strong knowledge of alumni engagement and stewardship
Ability to engage and solicit alumni, resulting in donations and
Demonstrated ability to lead and support volunteers, team members,
and student assistants.
Significant experience and success in providing service to and
building trusted relationships.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a
Proven ability to manage large scale projects from inception to
Strong ability in networking practices.
Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communications skills
and solid project management skills.
Proven analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving skills.
Strong detail orientation.
Strong skills in relationship building, events, marketing, and
Experience with or the ability to work with a diverse student body,
faculty and staff. Qualified individuals should be able to
articulate a strong commitment to diversity and be able to work
inclusively with individuals from different backgrounds.
Willingness to travel
To apply, visit https://usfca.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/USF_Staff/job/USF-Hilltop-Campus/Director--Alumni-and-Donor-Relations_R0004391.
The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one
of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, and is home to a
vibrant academic community of students and faculty who achieve
excellence in their fields. Its diverse student body enjoys direct
access to faculty, small classes and outstanding opportunities in
the city itself. USF is San Francisco's first university, and its
Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student’s passion for social
justice and a desire to “Change the World From Here.” For more
information, visit http://www.usfca.edu.