Associate Director, Student-Alumni Engagement

Associate Director, Student-Alumni Engagement

 

Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) Division is seeking an Associate Director, Alumni Relations for student-alumni career and industry programs.  Implements strategy and goal-setting and executes event logistics for virtual and in­ person career and professional development programming for students to engage with alumni. These strategies include, but not limited to, student-alumni industry and career­ specific events, professional networking events, and other collaborative initiatives.

DAR is responsible for leading the university’s alumni and fundraising efforts and seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, corporations and foundations, patients and other friends. Our goal is to advance GWs mission of excellence in education, research, scholarship, and patient care.

Job Summary:

This experienced position devises strategies and develops opportunities to build and maintain relationships with alumni and current students, to strengthen alumni engagement, and to deepen their affinity to GW and its programs. This position executes alumni communications and marketing plans, recruits, trains, manages and stewards alumni volunteers, executes alumni programs and events and partners with school and unit representatives for alumni efforts and philanthropic priorities.

Additional Duties:

• Implements strategy and goal-setting and executes event logistics for virtual and in­ person career and professional development programming for students to engage with alumni. These strategies include, but not limited to, student-alumni industry and career­ specific events, professional networking events, and other collaborative initiatives.
• Manage GW’s informal student-alumni networking programs, which includes alumni volunteer management, student attendee recruitment, and marketing communications.
• Implements the strategy and manages the day to day operations of the university’s online mentoring platform, GW Career Connect, and execution of student-alumni focused events such as Virtual Networking Hours and career workshops.
• Responsible for the coding and stewardship of student-alumni participants and volunteers, as well as marketing student-alumni connections to students through Handshake, the university’s job and recruitment platform.
• Manage a portfolio of alumni and conduct in-person and virtual visits with the goal of engaging more alumni in our events, volunteer opportunities and philanthropy.
• Supports office-wide, signature programs such as the annual GW’s Alumni and Family Weekend.
• Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
• Works with offices across the university to partner on programs and opportunities for student-alumni engagement, including with School Alumni Engagement Officers, GW’s Center for Career Services and School Career Offices.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

   

II. JOB DETAILS

Campus Location:

Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

College/School/Department:

Development & Alumni Relations

Family

Dev & Alumni Relations

Sub-Family

Alumni Relations

Stream

Individual Contributor

Level

Level 2

Full-Time/Part-Time:

Full time -> FTE 1.00

Hours Per Week:

40+

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday (daytime hours)

Will this job require the employee to work on site?

Yes

Employee Onsite Status

Hybrid

Telework:

Yes

Required Background Check:

Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

     

Background Screening

Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.

EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.