Executive Director for Development & Alumni Relations

Hiram College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Conference & Special Event Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Hiram College invites applicants to apply for the position of Executive Director for Development and Alumni Relations.

Founded in 1850, Hiram College provides students of all backgrounds an attainable private education that teaches the 21st-century skills needed to thrive professionally and personally in the face of inevitable and constant change. Built on a community that fosters student-faculty collaboration, the College equips all students with the tools necessary to embrace active learning in the classroom, in Ohio, and beyond through technology, internship, study away, research, and other experiential opportunities for growth and development. Recognized by Colleges of Distinction, The Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, and as a top baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly, Hiram enrolls over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students in academic programs on its Northeast Ohio campus and through Online@Hiram.

Hiram College is committed to building an inclusive and vibrant educational environment and the student population is diverse in many ways, including economic background, ethnic heritage, and educational interests.

The Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations provides coordinated, strategic and organizational direction to alumni relations and annual giving programs to meet institutional goals through education, fundraising, engagement, and outreach of the College’s alumni, parents, and friends. Fundraising work includes developing and executing annual giving efforts for the unrestricted fund and restricted giving opportunities, overseeing the leadership annual giving program, implementing new technologies to effectively identify and engage donors, directing data management initiatives, and managing giving societies. Alumni work includes developing a comprehensive alumni relations program involving events, a volunteer program (including management of the Alumni Executive Board), alumni communication strategy, and other outreach initiatives.

• Bachelor’s degree is required
• Demonstrated customer service orientation with success working with nonprofit constituencies and volunteers
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Ability to interact effectively and professionally with alumni, donors, prospects, faculty, staff, and current students
• Demonstrated attention to detail combined with the ability to organize, prioritize, solve problems and negotiate effectively
• Excellent computer skills with Microsoft Office and Banner experience desirable
• High degree of professional confidentiality expected

• Five+ years of experience working with clients, customers, donors, or alumni, preferably in a higher education setting
• Demonstrated event-planning and fundraising experience


Application Process

Apply directly through the College website at http://hiram.edu/careers-at-hiram/

Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references with email addresses and phone numbers. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Hiram College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity!

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