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leadership, and the affirmation of the human dignity of all. We
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identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully
included, and where equitable treatment, opportunities, and
Our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff represent
every state and more than 150 countries. Our internationally
recognized faculty are today's thought leaders in the areas of
public policy, law, the arts, communications, international
development, and more. Our staff are innovative, service-oriented,
and dedicated to moving the university towards achieving its
strategic goals. We are committed to an excellent experience for
all of our students, faculty and staff and share a passion for
creating change through our knowledge and our work.
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Reporting to the Director of Alumni Outreach, School and Career
Programming, the Associate Director of Alumni Outreach (AD) will
work in collaboration with the Director to develop and execute
long-term strategic goals to position AU for success within key
regions, increase alumni engagement, and encourage support for the
Change Can't Wait Campaign. The AD provides strategic input and
oversight for a portfolio that engages alumni in the domestic
United States and internationally, leveraging virtual and in-person
- Establish and maintain relationships with alumni volunteers in
domestic and international regions. Strengthen alumni leadership
and develop a pipeline of volunteers to streamline the recruitment
and onboarding of new leadership. Train and steward regional
volunteers. In collaboration with alumni leaders, coordinate the
planning, marketing, and implementation of various programs,
services, and volunteer opportunities for alumni, in alignment with
strategic areas of focus.
- Serve as the primary liaison between university offices,
particularly with Leadership Annual Giving, the Schools and
Colleges, Admissions, Athletics and Recreation, and the central
events staff, to identify engagement gaps and streamline all
existing initiatives related to students and alumni in domestic and
international regions. Collaborate with development staff,
including annual giving colleagues, to connect alumni prospects and
facilitate giving opportunities.
- Write, edit, and organize various communication mediums,
including web content, direct mailings, Alumni Update
newsletter content, social media posts, and any other communication
vehicles geared towards affinity engagement opportunities.
- Implement and execute data analysis and reporting on alumni
demographics based on existing data, including but not limited to
location, age, affinity, interests, etc.
- Foster professional relationships to gain knowledge and skills
through networking with those who lead similar programs at other
universities, attending applicable seminars/workshops and
maintaining a current awareness of best practices.
- May supervise one-three student worker each semester.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
- Some travel and evening/weekend events are necessary.
Required Education and Experience
- This is a full-time, 35-hour a week position.
- Sr. Coordinator/Analyst B
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree
- 3-5 years of relevant experience
- Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work
- Must have proficiency with Excel, Power Point, and LinkedIn.
Prior experience with Ellucian CRM and Engaging Networks is
- Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal
- Must be able to work collaboratively with individuals at all
levels of an organization.
- Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
- To ensure the health and safety of our community AU requires
COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff. Click here to learn
more about our health and safety directive.
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching
retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their
families, several leadership development certificates, and has been
recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly
worksite.Click here to learn about American University's unique
benefit options .
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institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and
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race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal
appearance, gender identity and expression, family
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