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Director of Alumni Engagement

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 11, 2024
A key member of the University's dynamic advancement team, the Director of Alumni Engagement reports to the Senior Director of Advancement and Alumni Engagement. Through programs and direct, personal interaction, the Director engages alumni, donors, and friends, and advances those relationships in ways that address institutional strategic objectives. The Director leads, plans, and executes a comprehensive strategy of communications, activities, events, ongoing programs, and volunteer management efforts that are coordinated and fully integrated with the larger plans of Institutional Advancement and the University.

Specific responsibilities include managing the strategy and activities of the Alumni Council and directing alumni activities, including Alumni Weekend programming and awards. The Director plans and implements a comprehensive, multi-channel communication and engagement plan for alumni.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  1. Creates and executes the alumni engagement plan.
  2. Serves as liaison between the University and the Alumni Council and sub-committees to achieve quality alumni program development and implementation. Coordinates bi-monthly council meetings and monthly planning meetings with the Alumni Council President and additional council leadership or members.
  3. Plans and develops innovative programs to steward, cultivate, identify, and recognize alumni volunteers and donors.
  4. In consultation with volunteers and the Institutional Advancement team, coordinates and oversees all aspects of Alumni Weekend and other priority alumni events.
  5. Create opportunities for alumni to engage in person and virtually.
  6. Incorporate alumni engagement into giving and stewardship strategies.
  7. Maintains an alumni engagement portfolio of fifty alumni, including personal meetings, phone calls, and additional outreach and communications. Tracks and reports on portfolio metrics.
  8. Coordinates the recording of all alumni activities and events with the Director of Advancement Services to update and maintain engagement activity in the Blackbaud NXT database.
  9. Supervise the development of special programming for students and young alumni as well as graduates of the University's non-traditional programs.
  10. Works with University Communications and Marketing to develop and implement effective communications with alumni.
  11. Facilitates the successful planning and implementation of the annual Charles J. Busta Business Forum with the support from alumni and student volunteers, faculty, campus partners, and IA staff.
  12. Supports initiatives developed by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and University Communications as well as the Enrollment, Career Services, Student Life, Athletics, and Academic Affairs areas as needed.
  13. Performs similar, comparable, or related duties as may be assigned or required.

  • Knowledge: Bachelor's degree required.
  • Experience: A minimum of two-three years of experience in a position of similar responsibility is preferred. Demonstrated experience and success in cultivating, managing and recognizing volunteers and providing effective management of committees.
  • Skills/Aptitude: Demonstrated success in volunteer management and event planning. The ability to work as an integral part of the Institutional Advancement team. Solid strategic planning skills, with an understanding of tactical implementation. Excellent organizational and communication (written, oral, presentation) skills. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, resourceful, creative, collaborative, efficient and effective in all aspects of the job.
  • Working Conditions: Normal office environment with one designated day of remoted work each week if schedule permits. Attendance at University functions and evening and weekend events outside of normal business hours will be required. Some travel is also required.
All applicants must submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Salary requirements
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

  • Additional Information:

    Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.

    For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO employer.

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