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Director of Alumni Relations

Job Title:             Director of Alumni Relations
Department:      Development and Alumni Relations
Reports To:        Vice President of Development & Alumni Relations
FLSA Status:      Exempt

Summary The Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic program of alumni relations that connects alumni with the College's key priorities in fund-raising, student recruitment, career placement and general public relations. The Director develops and expands opportunities for alumni to interact with the College and it representatives both on and off-campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for developing, evaluating and refining a program of strategic engagement of the College's alumni that begins with student enrollment in the College.

Works closely with the Dean, Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, Director of Major Gifts, Director of Planned Giving and Director of Development Services to develop an annual plan for alumni relations that strategically engages alumni and current students. Works to ensure the coordination of this plan with the College's annual fund-raising plans.

Develops opportunities for recognition of alumni achievement and implements the College's Annual Award Gala.

Serves as Executive Director of the College's Alumni Association and primary liaison to its Board of Directors to coordinate the Association's efforts and activities with the strategic goals of the College. Upon request from the Association's Board, manages the corporate records and financial activities of the Association, prepares reports for Board meetings, coordinates the Association's scholarship interview and distribution process, and supports the activities of the Association's committees.

Directs the implementation of the Young Alumni Program by overseeing the activities of the Young Alumni Council.

Provides direction to the College's Department of Marketing and Communications on appropriate messaging and content of alumni publications (In Re).

Works closely with the Director of Major Gifts, Director of Planned Gifts and the Director of Development Services to support the goal of broader and deeper participation by alumni in the annual support of the College. Works closely with relevant staff to identify and explore potential large gift prospects among the alumni base.

Collaborates with other departments to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the college. Helps other departments and student organizations maximize the alumni base.

Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The person must have a poised and professional image; strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Must be able to interact effectively and efficiently with all visitors and students while projecting a positive image for the department and college. Maintains a high level of commitment to customers/clients needs and concerns. Pursues the College's Service Standards on every situation. Exhibits a deep care for the success of the customers/clients, coworkers, department and college. Must have a collaborative approach to working with others. Maintains the highest standards of personal and ethical behavior; words and actions are consistently in alignment. Must have excellent writing and editing skills; proficient in windows-based software, including word processing, spreadsheet skills, and ability to learn new software programs as needed. Ability to work in a fast paced environment and perform multi-tasking duties.

The person should possess strong organizational skills, strong oral and written communication skills, be dependable and reliable. Sound judgment and a high level of initiative and self-motivation is required to successfully perform the job responsibility. Ability to foster and develop positive relationships within own department and across organizational and functional boundaries by valuing others. Ability to actively and skillfully discover, analyze, and evaluate relevant information to develop practical solutions.

Coordinator of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum three years Alumni Relations required, preferably in a law school. Previous experience working with volunteers and volunteer boards required.

Language Skills
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively and professionally communicate in one-on-one and small group situations to students, alumni, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to perform basic math essentials

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define routine problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to solve routine problems and/or deal with a variety of variables in situations, especially when department head may be out of office or unavailable. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Occasional light to moderate lifting from floor level, at waist, and above shoulders required. Infrequent bending and stooping necessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision in order to accurately input data and proofread; distance vision in order to recognize and assist visitors to the department.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Fast paced, multi-tasking, non-smoking work environment. Must be able to work the general business schedule of the College (9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) plus evenings and weekends as necessary.

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