Alumni Engagement and Development Manager
Full or Part Time
Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly
Fair Labor Standard Act Classification
Anticipated Pay Range
$70,000 - $72,000
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the compensation range for this position. This range takes into
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compensation decisions, including experience, skills, knowledge,
abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other
business and organizational needs. Salary offers are determined
based on the final candidate’s qualifications and experience, as
well as internal equity and other internal factors. The anticipated
pay range is not a promise of a particular wage.
Position Summary Information
Job Description Summary
In collaboration with the Dean of the Fowler School of Law ( FSOL )
and the Office of Alumni Engagement under University Advancement
(UA), the Alumni Engagement and Development Manager works
proactively to build and strengthen relationships with alumni and
donors; supports fundraising and stewardship programs that support
FSOL’s goals; manages and executes an alumni and constituent
engagement program; and fosters a culture of philanthropy and
engagement within the FSOL community. The Alumni Engagement and
Development Manager is responsible for the cultivation and
stewardship of new and existing relationships with donors, alumni,
and friends of the Fowler School of Law. The Alumni Engagement and
Development Manager reports to the Director of Alumni Engagement in
Alumni and Constituent Engagement
Development and Institutional Support
- As part of the Office of Alumni Engagement and FSOL, the
manager helps to execute a strategic and multi-faceted engagement
program that increases and strengthens alumni and constituent
relationships with the FSOL, ultimately leading to greater
- As a part of the Engagement and Volunteerism team, support
central university engagement efforts and serve as the team liaison
to the FSOL .
- Develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with
FSOL faculty and staff to support school and divisional priorities.
Examples include the Digital Media and Marketing Manager, Events
Coordinator, and the Career Services and Admissions teams.
- Assist in identifying opportunities to strategically engage
alumni and donors in various FSOL events and initiatives.
- Serve as the liaison to the Fowler School of Law’s Alumni
- Maintain regular contact with targeted alumni, both in-person
as well as digitally and in writing. Responsible for drafting both
print and electronic correspondence.
- In partnership with the Digital Media and Marketing Manager,
the Office of Alumni Engagement, and Strategic Marketing and
Communications, manage and execute the alumni marketing and
communications plan for FSOL . Identify opportunities to showcase
FSOL alumni in publications and to promote FSOL to the broader
alumni and donor community. Draft and produce marketing content for
review and approval by FSOL Dean and Digital Media and Marketing
- Regularly collaborate with the Dean and University advancement
to monitor, track, and assess engagement and philanthropic
activities to ensure alignment with school and university
- Support University Advancement initiatives as requested by the
Director of Alumni Engagement.
- Support FSOL Dean and the AVP of Development in the creation of
fundraising programs that strategically support the school’s goals
and university-wide advancement agenda.
- Manage annual and ongoing stewardship efforts for FSOL donors,
partnering with UA’s Donor Relations team as appropriate. Complete
tasks associated with stewardship. Examples may include
acknowledgement letters, donor communication, and stewardship
activities as appropriate.
- Under the guidance of the Dean and the AVP of Development,
support the planning, organization and implementation of prospect
cultivation and stewardship strategies. Personally solicit and
renew annual gifts from alumni and donors, as appropriate
- Drafts communication to donors, collaborating with UA and
Strategic Marketing and Communications colleagues, as
- Drafts endowment reports and works with the Office of Donor
Relations to edit, finalize, and distribute materials.
- In partnership with the AVP of Development, represent FSOL at
the University level and to external constituencies, liaising with
Board of Advisors, Dean’s Counsel, and other donors as
- Maintain records and information on prospects, donors, and
alumni in the University’s CRM database.
- Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in alumni and
donor engagement, or combination of education and relevant
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the
ability to cultivate professional and business partnerships and
represent Chapman University persuasively to different
- Demonstrated ability to initiate and sustain contact with a
wide variety of constituents such as industry partners, donors,
alumni, and students.
- Ability to be resourceful and creative to accomplish goals and
- Commitment to working creatively and collaboratively in a
customer service environment.
- Excellent writing and editing skills to inform and influence
across digital and print platforms and to compose effective
personal communications with prospects, donors, and alumni.
- Strong organizational and project management skills to plan,
prioritize multiple projects, and complete them in a timely manner;
maintain calendars and schedule appointments and meetings.
- Ability to evaluate data and information, assess alternatives
and formulate logical and sound decisions and/or recommendations to
support FSOL and UA’s goals.
- A proactive and individual self-starter with the ability to
manage and execute projects on their own and within a team
- Ability to use tact, diplomacy, and excellent judgment and
maintain impeccable professionalism.
- Ability to maintain confidential information.
- Knowledge or the ability to learn laws, regulations (including
FERPA ), and institutional policies governing fundraising and
- Ability to travel locally and on occasion, regionally and/or
nationally, to meet with constituents and represent Chapman
University and the Fowler School of Law.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Knowledge of the field of development and fundraising,
including familiarity with CASE (Counsel for Advancement and
Support of Education) standards.
Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to
fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The
University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all
aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status,
physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military
and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information
or any other characteristic protected by state or federal
The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and
staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University
can be found at www.chapman.edu/diversity.
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The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion
and outcomes of a criminal background screening and returning to
the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the
Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
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