Associate Director, Regional Alumni Outreach (14514)

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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 modalities.

Essential Functions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Implement and execute data analysis and reporting on alumni demographics based on existing data, including but not limited to location, age, affinity, interests, etc.
  5. 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.

Supervisory Responsibility
  • May supervise one-three student worker each semester.
Work Environment
  • Some travel and evening/weekend events are necessary.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • This is a full-time, 35-hour a week position.
  • Sr. Coordinator/Analyst B
  • Exempt
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work independently.
  • Must have proficiency with Excel, Power Point, and LinkedIn. Prior experience with Ellucian CRM and Engaging Networks is desirable.
  • Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • 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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