Assistant Director, Leadership Relations
About the Opportunity
The Assistant Director of Leadership Relations must be able to
execute multiple projects, tasks, and priorities in support of the
Office of University Advancement's Leadership Relations efforts to
engage the next generation of global volunteers for Northeastern's
Global Leaders, Women Who Empower Ambassadors, emerging
philanthropists, and other signature Leadership Relations alumni
Reporting to the Associate Director of Leadership Relations, the
Assistant Director will establish and own network global volunteer
recruitment timelines and processes and will manage data and
reporting needs throughout each cycle. Consistent communication and
thorough documentation are required.
In conjunction with the Associate Director, this role will align
volunteer initiatives in support of team and division prospect
strategies with opportunities for philanthropic programming and
engagement, and important one-time and ongoing activities regularly
and consistently. They anticipate the Leadership Relation team and
division needs and modify tasks as necessary.
The Assistant Director is responsible for promoting 100% annual
campaign participation from a portfolio of global network
volunteers across Leadership Relations inclusive of personalized
cultivation and solicitation of donors and potential donors as
Candidates interested in volunteer management, with an interest in
working in a fast paced, task-oriented office who demonstrate
personal initiative and thrive under autonomy are ideal for this
This role will act as a liaison for the Leadership Relations team,
collaborating with colleagues to integrate global volunteer work
and individual prospect strategies to achieve annual and long-term
fundraising goals with internal and external stakeholders.
Major duties of this position include, but are not limited
- Strategy, implementation, and execution of global volunteer
programming in collaboration with Associate Director and Leadership
- Oversight of a portfolio of global network volunteers,
inclusive of relationship management and curated connections in
support of professional and personal development.
- Work with the Associate Director of Leadership Relations and
advancement volunteer leaders of the university to determine
communication cadence, programming needs, and meeting agendas based
on regional themes, including recruitment of presenters,
preparation of talking points and presentations, and conducting
- Salesforce data and reporting management owner for prospect and
global volunteer management activity.
- Management for the administrative oversight of student
employment in conjunction with Leadership Relations
- Management of personal travel, expense, and reimbursement form
processing; meeting and appointment calendar coordination; travel
Volunteer Portfolio Management
Data Management and Administrative Support
- Support strategic network initiatives from ideation through
execution, inclusive of infrastructure and implementing workflow
- Oversee implementation of global volunteer activities working
in close collaboration with university leadership and
- Execute global/regional volunteer programming and collaborate
with colleagues to determine agendas aligned with regional themes,
recruit presenters, and conduct follow-up.
- Lead recruitment and nomination process to identify new
candidates for volunteer networks.
- Work with internal and external partners to develop an annual
slate of nominees, and to execute on nominations per annual
- Drive audience for signature Leadership Relations events.
- Manage personalized cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
of volunteer gifts driving participation and leadership
- Develop reporting function and cadence to regularly share
volunteer network successes and newsworthy stories.
- Ensure consistent, timely updates of data to maintain integrity
of prospect files and prospect records on Salesforce, TechShift,
and other university platforms.
- Develop relationships with cross-functional internal
stakeholder teams to identify opportunities for collaboration to
ensure alignment of processes and reporting.
- Identify areas and processes needing updates and offer
innovative and implementable solutions.
- Provide website content management for university website pages
utilizing WordPress as needed.
- Lead the recruitment, training, and management of student
employees and/or ambassadors who work with University
-Bachelor's degree required;
-At least three (3-5) years related office experience, preferably
in higher education and/or development;
-The university is seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial,
energetic individual who can think independently and analytically
and seeks to build a career in advancement;
-Must be able to exercise absolute discretion and good judgment
when dealing with confidential and sensitive material;
-Maintain standards of professional competence and adheres to a
professional code of conduct;
-Ability to manage and facilitate an intense workload and produce
quality results in a fast-paced environment;
-Will manage multiple priority projects at once with ease and
-Will be proactive; anticipate problems; be resourceful and work
effectively with colleagues and external constituents at all
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills; enjoys working
with people and possess skills necessary for building relationships
with external (donors, prospects, trustees) and internal (deans,
faculty, staff, colleagues) constituents; highly collaborative in
-Strong organizational skills required;
-Must possess a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office software and a
strong technical understanding of database management and
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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