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Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement

Community College of Philadelphia
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Community College of Philadelphia

Community College of Philadelphia is dedicated to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented and diverse faculty and staff, and which challenges each of us to achieve at the highest level while contributing to the mission of the College. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for global citizenship. Join us as we transition from our first 50 years into the next and build upon a legacy that will impact the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

Community College of Philadelphia is seeking to fill a Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement position. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement/Executive Director of the College Foundation, the Director of Alumni Relations and Engagement provides leadership and oversight for the strategic development of programs fostering an active alumni community, increasing membership in and engagement with the Alumni Association, and building a strong pipeline for major gifts. The Director is also responsible for overseeing a comprehensive alumni events strategy for the College. This position plays a crucial role in the planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising campaign for alumni, including managing an alumni gift prospect portfolio.

For a complete position description, and to apply online, please visit our career site at, or click the “Apply” button.

Community College of Philadelphia recognizes that our employees are important and vital to our success. We offer a high-quality, comprehensive program of benefits, which represents an important component of total compensation.

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and prescription drug plans for employee and all of their eligible family members
  • College-paid life and disability insurance
  • College closes for Winter Break the week between Christmas and New Years and for a week in March for Spring Break
  • Tuition remission (for classes at the College)
  • Forgivable tuition loan (for classes at any accredited academic institution)
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 10% College contribution
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care flexible spending accounts
  • College operates on a 4-day work week during the summer months
  • Paid vacation plus holiday and personal time off

Community College of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree required.

• Minimum 3 years of leadership experience in alumni relations, special events, communications, and/or alumni fundraising/advancement/development.

• Demonstrated history of superior team leadership including experience building strong, autonomous, and collaborative teams.

• Experience in engaging constituencies and working with volunteers.

• Experience in all aspects of event planning and logistics.

• Record of developing and implementing effective engagement plans and achieving metric-driven goals.

• Strong computer aptitude: knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Google applications, Zoom.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and networking skills are essential.

• Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.

• Ability to maintain sensitivity, understanding and respect for a diverse academic environment inclusive of students, faculty and staff of varying social economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.

• Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective donors and campus partners, interacting in person as well as by telephone and other electronic means.

• Proven ability to manage multiple unique projects at once, with limited supervision, and complete in a timely manner.

• Ability to budget and manage college purchasing card.

• Must be able to work evenings and weekends as warranted.

• Valid driver's license required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree preferred.


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