Associate Director, Regional Alumni Engagement

Associate Director, Regional Alumni Engagement

 

Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) Division is seeking an Associate Director, Regional Alumni Engagement. Implements the strategy for regional alumni engagement, including the management of at least 10 regional alumni networks and their respective volunteers, program development, goal setting, event and program consultation, strategic communications, data management, in-person and virtual network meetings, and metrics tracking.

 

 

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, to strengthen alumni engagement, and to deepen their affinity to GW and its programs through the management of regional alumni networks. This position executes alumni communications and marketing plans, recruits, trains, manages and stewards alumni volunteers, executes alumni programs and events as appropriate, and partners with school representatives for alumni efforts. This role works with students, faculty and staff in the implementation and development of alumni programs, and partners with other departments to engage alumni for prospect identification, discovery and to maximize constituent participation in GW fundraising efforts.

Additional Duties:

Along with the Director of Alumni Engagement, this position implements the strategy for regional alumni engagement and philanthropy at GW. This includes the management of at least 10 regional alumni networks and their respective volunteers, program development, goal setting, event and program consultation, strategic communications, data management, in-person and virtual network meetings, and metrics tracking. The Associate Director will develop a program to support engagement activities in regions where GW does not have active alumni networks. The position frequently collaborates with GW Schools, Athletics, and other campus partners on engagement opportunities in the regions it oversees. The Associate Director also manages a portfolio of approximately 50 alumni volunteers; and completes approximately 50 visits annually with an emphasis on engaging and qualifying potential alumni volunteer donors.

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.

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.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in a higher education setting, including experience in advancement, volunteer management, or a related field such as communications, marketing, or public relations preferred.
  • Established flexibility and initiative; the ability to work independently, as well as thrive in a team environment to achieve institutional goals.
  • Experience with event planning, project management and interoffice collaboration is a plus.
  • Demonstrated strong writing, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to domestic networks about 25% of the time.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evening and weekend events as needed.

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) Occasional evenings/weekends

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

Internal Applicants Only?

No

Posting Number:

S012670

 

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.