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Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, WW College of Aviation (WWCOA)

Employer
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Location
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 2, 2024
Job Description

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical is currently hiring for an Associate Director of Alumni Engagement to support the Worldwide College of Aviation (WWCOA). This position reports to the university-level executive director of alumni engagement and in collaboration with the college dean manages all activities that increase the college’s alumni engagement, including developing alumni profiles and establishing alumni boards, as well as philanthropic activities, among others.

Job Summary or Scope:

This position reports to the university-level executive director of alumni engagement and in collaboration with the college dean manages all activities that increase the college’s alumni engagement, including developing alumni profiles and establishing alumni boards, as well as philanthropic activities, among others.

The position will ensure that the alumni are key stakeholders in both constructing and executing the college’s strategic plan. Additionally, the associate director of alumni engagement WWCOA will develop and execute a comprehensive alumni communication strategy for the college. Strong communication skills across different mediums, such as written and video, are required. The associate director of alumni engagement WWCOA will also work with the dean and faculty on alumni programs and one-on-one with alumni when they travel on behalf of the university.

Responsibilities:

Alumni Engagement Support (WWCOA)
  • Serve as a representative of the university’s office of alumni engagement (OAE) team.
  • Identify and engage with at least 100 WWCOA alumni per quarter to participate in mentoring, other programs with the goal of increasing alumni participation.
  • Identify and recommend potential candidates suitable for the WWCOA industry board
  • Serve as a liaison with the annual giving office to support WWCOA alumni donors increase their annual contributions.
  • Organize, support, and manage alumni events, ensuring a steady increase in alumni participation and satisfaction annually.
  • Participate in all alumni engagement and PAE staff meetings
Alumni Programming
  • Evaluate alumni programs using post event analytics and surveys to guide decision-making for next event
  • Develop and implement new alumni engagement initiatives and programs to grow a stronger affinity for WWCOA alumni that never step foot on campus.
  • Create an active, year-round calendar of alumni engagement programs
  • Plan and coordinate dean’s meet & greet with alumni
  • Build audience support for college’s speaker series
  • Support the central university’s alumni engagement’s efforts and be part of the overall OAE team
  • Collaborate with WW SGA to create opportunities for alumni to engage with students
Alumni Communications
  • Manage dedicated communication to WWCOA alumni to promote more alumni success stories, what is happening in the college and how alumni can get involved
  • Work with the dean and faculty to bring alumni industry partners for the purposes of serving as industry experts for the college and providing lifelong learning opportunities to alumni and students
  • Stay ahead of alumni communication trends and best practices, implementing at least two new best practice strategies per year to keep WWCOA at the forefront of innovative engagement.
  • Serve as liaison to IT and Marketing for the college website, newsletter and provide alumni content as needed.
  • Develop and execute advanced alumni communication strategies, leveraging analytics to increase the effectiveness of alumni outreach and engagement efforts.
Secondary Job Functions or Duties:
  • An understanding of learning management systems (specifically Canvas) is a plus
  • Alumni platforms used: Salesforce CRM platform, Marketing Cloud, and Sitecore
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some weekend and evening hours and occasional travel are expected.
About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

At Embry-Riddle, we take pride in our position as the world's largest and most comprehensive university dedicated to aviation and aerospace. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, our esteemed residential campuses offer a prestigious educational experience. However, our commitment to education knows no borders as our Worldwide campus expands our reach globally, providing a world-class education online and at approximately 110 locations across the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. This breadth of reach ensures that students can access our exceptional programs without geographical limitations.

With a history spanning nearly a century, we have continually adapted to the dynamic needs of the industries we support. In the Academic Year 2022-23, we welcomed over 11,100 students to our residential campuses and over 19,000 students at our worldwide campus.

Join our global community and embark on a journey of academic excellence and limitless possibilities. Employees working more than 30 hours a week can enjoy medical, dental and vision benefits, an amazing retirement plan with immediate vesting that includes a 6% gift and up to 4% match, free tuition for employees and their immediate family members, and a generous personal leave program. To find out more about our benefits and why ERAU has been named a “Great College to Work For” for 13 consecutive years, visit our careers page .

Qualifications

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or Business
  • 2-3 years’ experience in writing, building content and communication
  • Exhibits traits such as teamwork, collaboration, solution-mindedness, positive attitude, and an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

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