Director of Engagement

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 5, 2021

View more

Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description
Annual Giving
Pay Rate Type:
Employee Type:
Job Summary:

College Advancement

Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

Apply directly with Isaacson, Miller here


Reporting to the senior director of annual giving, the director of engagement, in collaboration with the advancement management team, will be responsible for progressing Colby’s efforts to best serve the College’s diverse community and increase alumni and family involvement. This work includes creating a framework for segmented engagement (including segments based on identity, affinity, and industry), leveraging current volunteer structures and creating new ways to give back to the College, fostering a collaborative planning and implementation model across annual giving, events, and communications, and strengthening ties with departments across campus. The director will work closely with all areas within the Division of College Advancement to deliver a continuous value proposition for the Colby community to support and enhance the College’s mission.

The director of engagement is a new position that will play a key leadership role in developing a comprehensive strategy to engage alumni, families, and friends through communications, events, volunteer opportunities, and philanthropy. This position will expand the program beyond traditional activities and modes of engagement to ensure the Colby community is defined by inclusivity, driven to make a difference for current and future students, and inspired to keep connected to each other and the College.

During this transitional phase, the director will gather cumulative engagement data to help set a holistic engagement metric and drive quality engagement, better volunteer experiences, and new giving models that help build the donor pipeline. In addition, this individual will manage Colby’s Alumni Council, drive content strategy for events, and build a robust volunteer network. This position will play a critical role in aligning the Division of College Advancement to the new strategy and working with the entire division to drive consistent, innovative improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, and collaboration with the goal of creating enhanced alumni and family experiences, supporting Colby’s fundraising goals, and creating elevated donor and prospect cultivation opportunities.


Jack Gorman is leading this search with Bryce Ervin and Sandeep Kaur.

For more information or to apply, please reach out directly to Isaacson, Miller by clicking here .

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert