Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/03

Salary Range: $88,384

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 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 university.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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, and philanthropy.
  • 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 coordination.
  • 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 communication.
  • 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 UDC.
  • 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 success.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • 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 audiences.
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills, capable of managing multiple priorities, problem solving and meeting deadlines.
  • Familiarity with CRM software such as Raisers Edge, Slate, EverTrue, Thankview and other technology tools to track and engage constituents.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: 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 action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: 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 Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: 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.

Drug-Free Workplace: 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.

Background Investigation: 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.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Talent Management only.

Contact Information: 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 visit: .

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