Number of Vacancies:
Area of Consideration:
Open To The Public
Pay Plan, Series & Grade:
Open Until Filled
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20008
Brief Description of Duties
This position is located within a department of the University of
the District of Columbia (UDC). The position reports to the VP of
Institutional Advancement. The purpose of this role is to develop
and implement comprehensive stewardship and engagement strategies
to foster strong relationships with alumni and enhance their
connection to UDC. The Manager will also provide administrative
support to the UDC National Alumni Society, working closely with
its members and leadership.
The Manager, Stewardship and Alumni Engagement will play a vital
role in cultivating a culture of philanthropy and building lifelong
relationships with UDC alumni. This position offers an exciting
opportunity to shape and enhance alumni and donor engagement
efforts at UDC and contribute to the long-term success of the
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Minimum Job Requirements
- Stewardship Strategy Development: Develop and execute a
strategic plan for stewardship and alumni engagement that aligns
with UDC's goals and objectives. This includes establishing goals,
metrics, and strategies to enhance alumni relations, engagement,
- Alumni Engagement: Design and implement innovative programs and
initiatives to engage UDC alumni and strengthen their relationship
with the university. Foster a sense of community among alumni
through networking events, reunions, volunteer opportunities, and
other relevant activities.
- UDC National Alumni Society Support: Provide administrative
support to the UDC National Alumni Society, collaborating closely
with its leadership and members. Assist with organizing meetings,
events, and communications to facilitate effective engagement and
- Donor Recognition and Stewardship: Develop and implement a
comprehensive donor recognition program to acknowledge and express
gratitude to UDC's donors, including alumni. Ensure timely and
personalized acknowledgment of gifts, donor recognition events, and
ongoing stewardship efforts.
- Alumni Communication: Develop and manage effective
communication channels to keep alumni informed about UDC's news,
events, achievements, and opportunities for involvement. Utilize
various platforms, including newsletters, social media, and the
university's website, to engage alumni and enhance
- Fundraising Support: Collaborate with the Office of Advancement
and other relevant departments to support fundraising initiatives
and campaigns. Identify and cultivate relationships with an
assigned portfolio of 60 potential donors, leveraging alumni
connections and networks to increase philanthropic support for
- Data Management and Reporting: Maintain accurate and up-to-date
alumni records, ensuring the integrity of alumni data and contact
information in the department’s CRM. Generate regular reports and
analysis on alumni engagement activities, donor participation, and
fundraising progress to inform decision-making and measure
Information to Applicant
Collective Bargaining Unit (Union):
- Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., communications,
marketing, public relations, or a related discipline).
- Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in alumni relations,
stewardship, fundraising, or related fields, preferably in a higher
education or nonprofit setting.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing
successful alumni engagement and stewardship strategies.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build
relationships with diverse stakeholders, including alumni, donors,
university leadership, and volunteers.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the
ability to effectively communicate with and engage a wide range of
- Highly organized with strong project management skills, capable
of managing multiple priorities, problem solving and meeting
- Familiarity with CRM software such as Raisers Edge, Slate,
EverTrue, Thankview and other technology tools to track and engage
This position is not
part of the collective bargaining unit.
Selectee will be eligible for health
and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be
covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s
retirement plan (TIAA).
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The District of Columbia
Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
candidates will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities,
matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
Notice of Non-Discrimination:
In accordance with the D.C.
Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section
2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of
Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived
actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age,
disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation,
marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial
status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily
offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered
veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and
Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of
sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In
addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories
is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act
will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary
Applicants claiming veterans preference
must submit official proof at the time of application.
At this time, the University of the
District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g.
H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical
A person applying for a position who
is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the
position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over
non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference
points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no
less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the
effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7
consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment.
Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year
period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Pursuant to the requirements of the
Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill
this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to
notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than
five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute
occurring in the workplace.
Employment with the University of
the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory
background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory
background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the
University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse
to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or
review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based
on the results of a background investigation.
Disposition of Resume:
Resumes received outside the area of
consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given
consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive
consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For
the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job
applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC
application will be required.
Official Job Offers are made by the University
of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management
All inquiries related to employment and
job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Talent
Management at (202) 274-5380.
The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women,
veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For
a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please