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Associate Director of Alumni Affairs

University of the District of Columbia
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Apr 1, 2022

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open To The Pubic

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: DS0058/5

Salary Range: TBA

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Embarking on its fiftieth anniversary, the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC Law), is ranked sixth in the nation for its clinical training among all U.S. law schools and is one of only six HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) law schools in the country. The Office of Advancement is seeking a talented individual to serve as the Associate Director of Alumni Affairs. That person should be able to engage alumni through programming, communications, and volunteer opportunities.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Development of the David A. Clarke School of Law the incumbent will be transformational in their ability to embrace and execute a strategic vision for UDC Law Alumni. With an understanding of the unique history and nature of our alumni base, the Associate Director of Development will serve as an ambassador, working harmoniously with faculty, staff, campus, and external partners to source alumni volunteer opportunities and to execute monthly programming.

This position requires the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations, organize and maintain current information on law school programming, law school services for alumni, and alumni giving.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Work with the Associate Director of Development to develop and execute an annual Alumni Relations strategic plan that:
  • Supports the mission of the Law School.
  • Identifies key performance indicators (KPI), ROI (return on investment), and ROE (return on engagement) essential to evaluating alumni programs and initiatives.
  • Leverages best practices to develop new and enhance existing alumni programming and communications.
  • Build strong professional relationships with students, alumni and throughout the University community, serving as an ambassador and advocate for UDC Law alumni.
  • Build, maintain, and safeguard the alumni database and alumni practice Associate Directory. Develop and share alumni communications policy that guides use of alumni contact information.
  • Work with marketing and communications to design, produce, and evaluate alumni communications. Monitor and evaluate communications and their impact on engagement. Source, write and produce alumni feature stories and content for the monthly alumni e-newsletter.
  • Moderate the UDC Law Alumni Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
  • Establish and manage alumni advisory committee, reunion committees, alumni volunteer group and regional clubs that are representative of our diverse alumni base. Coordinate regular meetings, establish protocol, and produce minutes/reports.
  • Plan annual alumni reunion for celebrating classes.
  • Using moves management, maintain a portfolio of 25 alumni engagement prospects annually.
Other Duties
  • Collaborate with the Office of Career Services to develop a pipeline of alumni employers and employment opportunities.
  • Field alumni inquiries, connecting alumni to appropriate offices and following up to ensure all inquiries are satisfied.
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Students to support commencement exercises.
  • Collaborate with the Dean and the Associate Director of Development to identify and develop funding opportunities from non-alumni sources, especially major donors, and draft and edit funding proposals and public fundraising appeals.
Minimum Job Requirements
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Law School alumni relations and/or development
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is not part of the collective bargaining unit.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA).

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived actual race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, marital status, personal appearance, genetic information, familial status, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, place of residence or business, or status as a covered veteran, as provided for and to the extent required by District and Federal statutes and regulations. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: A person applying for a position who is a bona fide District resident at the time of application for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation. The determination of a 'satisfactory background investigation' is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia. The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources only.

Contact Information: All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: .

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