Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
Law School Alumni Relations
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Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
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The Associate Director of Alumni Engagement will work with the Executive Director of Advancement to develop and execute strategies to increase alumni involvement and philanthropic support to Loyola Law School.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
Conceptualize and execute valued-based programming, services and events that engages a broad base of alumni constituents.
Supervise the Alumni Relations Coordinator.
Cultivate and solicit potential event sponsors and alumni donors, with a focus on increasing alumni annual giving rates.
Identify, recruit and manage volunteers to help promote alumni engagement.
Collaborate with the Director of Annual Giving to collect and improve collection of alumni data to allow for better segmentation for cultivation and stewardship purposes.
Serve on the leadership team of the Advancement Office helping with departmental strategies and working collaboratively with Development, Annual Giving, and Conference and Events colleagues.
Oversee and manage alumni communications including emails, e-mail blasts, monthly eNewsletters, alumni web site, CVENT and Loyola Connect online community content.
Develop annual events plan including budgets, timeline, policies, procedures, logistics, mailings, marketing and communication, donor recognition, and integration with fundraising goals.
Negotiate high level contracts with venue representatives and vendors for alumni and fundraising events to maximize cost savings.
Manage the Alumni Association Board of Governors volunteers and programs by scheduling meetings, maintaining the Board’s budget, maintain records of meeting minutes, and maintaining attendance records and by-laws.
Collaborate closely with the Law School’s Marketing & Communications department to promote alumni office events and programs through all channels, including social media.
Research, implement and maintain new technologies to improve communication and alumni engagement.
Staff the Dean, Associate Deans, and key faculty at alumni events and meetings, locally and regionally, including providing briefings and scripts.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested to contribute to the success of the Advancement Office efforts and overall goals of the Law School. The Law School reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
• Minimum of five years of professional experience in fundraising, event planning and alumni/donor stewardship required. Experience with content management systems, and mass email software is strongly preferred.
• Demonstrated understanding of creative strategies to meet fundraising goals through alumni/donor events, programs and activities. Must possess strong aptitude for various web-related social media tools including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and other emerging technologies. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational, analytical and planning skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, evaluate program results to recommend enhancements for future alumni programming and fundraising efforts. Must be an excellent project manager with a proven track record of meeting deadlines, strong multi-tasking skills, budget management, creativity, and flexibility. Candidate must have excellent communications skills (verbal and written). Must have advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience working with volunteers. Strong interpersonal, team and leadership skills and ability to juggle a vast quantity of competing projects and initiatives.
• Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of alumni and donor database systems, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and social media sites.
• Typically a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
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