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Director of Alumni Relations and Lifelong Engagement (FULL TIME)
Wittenberg University | Springfield, OH | Posted February 19, 2018
The Director of Alumni Relations and Lifelong Engagement is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive Alumni Relations program designed to increase alumni engagement and support of the university's strategic plan. The Director will build stronger ties among alumni and the university, accomplished by a wide variety of programming, volunteer opportunities and communications. This position will provide strategic leadership and direction to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, regional alumni chapters, and other volunteer leaders.
The goals of the alumni relations department are directly tied to Advancement and institutional goals. Successful alumni relations and lifelong engagement will be partially measured through increased support of The Wittenberg Fund, goals around donor participation and retention, participation of leadership volunteers, and increased on-campus presence attributed to alumni programs and outreach. This position reports to the Vice President for Advancement.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
◾Partner with the annual giving operation to jointly promote alumni engagement and philanthropy.
◾Create a vibrant five-year reunion program for classes celebrating their 5th through 50th Reunions.
◾Build and promote Homecoming and reunion weekends while building an active class-based volunteer structure that involves and engages members of the alumni community.
◾Organize a cycle of affinity-based programs and reunions (i.e. Student Leaders, Black, Greek, Athletics, Choir, Business, etc).
◾Recruit and train alumni volunteer leaders, including Alumni Association Board of Director members and regional alumni chapter leaders.
◾Expand the regional-based alumni program, both in number of chapters and their programmatic offerings.
◾Sustain and grow attendance and engagement through regional and national alumni events.
◾Oversee activities and direction of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and other volunteers and volunteer leadership committees.
◾Work with The Wittenberg Fund to build undergraduate student class unity and giving, including awareness of Wittenberg's mission and future roles as alumni.
◾Collaborate internally with the leadership giving team, Wittenberg Fund staff, advancement services Wittenberg faculty, and the university communications office.
◾Manage the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Lifelong Engagement, student employees, and intern(s).
◾Other related duties as assigned.
A bachelor's degree and four to six years of related experience are required; master's degree preferred. Additionally, we are seeking applicants with proven experience in alumni relations management including affinity and reunion planning, regional alumni chapters, events, and other programming.
Candidates should have knowledge of Microsoft product suite and use of database. Must have the ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends, as well as some travel. Candidates must be able to lift and carry event equipment for set-up of alumni and campus events.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website.
We ask that candidates please set-up an account and apply through our online system. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format:
◾A cover letter
◾Name, address and phone number for three professional references
If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at (937) 327-7517.
Please click here to apply or for more information: https://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=143203B98BCCD251312AD3E6702627B2?JOBID=92285
Director of Alumni Engagement (FULL TIME)
Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, OH | Posted February 15, 2018
School: College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University
The Director of Alumni Engagement will provide the vision and leadership for developing and implementing a comprehensive engagement program that will provide meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, service, and personal and professional development for alumni and key parents. This program will enhance loyalty, dedication, and increase philanthropic support for the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU.
Pairing data driven best-practices with the art of relationship-based engagement, the director will use data and tracking infrastructure to generate valuable affinity intelligence which will drive strategy and programming. A member of the Advancement leadership team, the director will work closely with the Dean of the College, the Associate Dean for Development and External Relations, the College Fund Director and the College major gift officers to secure new donors through innovative engagement strategies.
The director will leverage current campus and community partnerships to increase opportunities for engagement and create new initiatives to foster collaboration among corporate, career, executive education, and workplace facing staff. The director will activate alumni connections around interdisciplinary academic areas, multidisciplinary occupations, cross functional initiatives and social causes that align with College priorities.
The director will facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
1. Provide vision, direction, leadership, and oversight for all alumni engagement activities of the college. Actively pursue campus and other off-campus partners and committees to plan and execute the vision and strategy of the college related to alumni engagement. Engage alumni in the life of the college and university through consistent and positive communication, exceptional customer service, and the creation of meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, service, personal and professional development, and events and programs. Develop and implement organizational and strategic communication plans that incorporate clear definition of goals, target audiences, and strategies in line with institutional goals. Manage the student and young alumni engagement plans to build life-long connection and facilitate continued engagement and support for the College and university. Develop and manage an effective volunteer management system that supports the objective of engaging alumni in meaningful volunteer opportunities and serving as a source for alumni talent and resources for students, faculty, and staff. (40%)
2. Seek, develop and maintain collaborative relationships and programs with all university units, including Admissions, Career Services, Parent and Family Programs, Athletics, Student Affairs, university Alumni Relations, Residential and Greek Life, Undergraduate/Graduate Student Leadership, International Student Services, academic departments, and Marketing/Communications units to expand current opportunities for alumni engagement and create new opportunities where they do not currently exist. (25%)
3. Develop and execute plans and activities for alumni affinity groups through targeted segmentation (academic, special interest, professional affiliations, etc.). Identify and cultivate volunteer leadership, develop strategies for the success of each group, and support their events and activities. Develop and execute signature events that raise the visibility of the college and university among constituents locally, nationally and internationally. Research and develop new and inventive ways to connect alumni. Develop and coordinate the marketing efforts for affinity programs; approve informational and promotional materials; prepare articles, pamphlets, and advertisements for various publications; and develop promotional materials for the alumni website. (25%)
4. Create, select and distribute awards that recognize outstanding alumni and young alumni achievement/engagement. Create new opportunities and programs for recognition and encompass social media and communications plans related to all awards and recognition. (5%)
5. Develop and manage budgets for alumni related events and activities. Manage funds by planning, developing and exercising approval authority for expenditures. (5%)
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean of the College and the Associate Dean for Development and External Relations.
Department: Daily contact with the Associate Dean for Development and External Relations and other team and the Dean’s Office.
University: Continuous contact with university trustees, CAS Visiting Committee members, faculty and staff.
External: Continuous contact with university with major donors to the College and university and alumni locally, nationally and internationally to initiate and facilitate volunteer engagement at all levels, provide information and solicit donations as appropriate.
Students: Frequent contact with undergraduate and graduate students.
No staff supervisory responsibility. May oversee the work of study students and interns.
Experience: 5 or more years of successful, progressive experience in alumni and donor relations, including demonstrable creativity and effectiveness is required. A track record of increasing alumni participation in programming and/or donation rates is required. 3 or more years of experience managing staff preferred.
Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in business/strategic planning is strongly desired.
1. Demonstrated experience in creating and implementing a fundamental plan for establishment of engagement and fundraising priorities and strategy and execution of the cultivation and solicitation, negotiation, finalization of proposals and follow through, while providing leadership to the Development team.
2. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required, with public speaking skills preferred; excellent interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated ability in motivating volunteers is required; the ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
3. Demonstrated knowledge, accountability and comprehension skills for formulating budgetary planning and prioritization of projects, programs and activities, using sound judgement while meeting organizational goals.
4. Computer literacy, particularly in word processing and using databases, is preferred.
5. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
6. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.
General office working environment. Job frequently requires travel and attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, events, seminars and workshops.
Assistant Director of Annual Giving (FULL TIME)
The University of Findlay | Findlay, OH | Posted February 8, 2018
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING
The University of Findlay (www.findlay.edu) is seeking a full-time assistant director of annual giving. This position develops and maintains a portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects. Also, works in partnership with staff and volunteers to help successfully achieve the annual giving goals. This position is responsible for creating and implementing a strategy that will build a core group of Findlay Fund volunteers and donors through class management focused on reunion giving for the 25th, 40th and 50th reunion classes. Other responsibilities include management of student volunteers, the Graduating Class Gift program, and to engage UF supporters through social media channels. Some evening and weekend work is required.
A bachelor’s degree is required, with two years or more of relevant experience and working knowledge of computers and computer software programs. The ideal candidate will have experience with Blackbaud's Raiser Edge software; experience in development and higher education or other non-profit; and experience in social media content creation and strategic platform management.
The University of Findlay has grown from 2,000 to nearly 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students in the last twenty years and is the largest private university in northwest Ohio. Founded in 1882, University of Findlay is a forward-looking private university that is constantly seeking ways to better serve students and the community. The University is committed to the education of a diverse student body and enrolls students from nearly 40 nations and most US states. Consistently ranked in the top tier of Midwestern universities in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” the University has also been regularly recognized as one of the region’s best by Princeton Review. Institutional Research and Evaluation Inc., an independent research organization specializing in higher education, recently named it as one of “America’s Best Private Colleges.” The University has also been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation for which to work by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For more information about the University of Findlay, visit https://www.findlay.edu/about-uf/.
The City of Findlay, just south of Toledo and located approximately 1.5 hours from Columbus, Dayton and Detroit, has been designated a “dreamtown” by Demographics Daily, repeatedly named one of the top 20 micropolitan areas (small towns) in the United States by Site Selection magazine and is the only municipality in Ohio to be selected three times as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise.
The Office of Human Resources will accept complete applicant files for Requisition Number 2018427 until the position is filled, early submission of materials will afford them optimal attention. All applications will be considered highly confidential. Offering a competitive salary and excellent benefits, including UF tuition remission for accepted employee, spouse and children (after five months of employment).
To apply for this exciting opportunity, send a UF Employment Application and résumé to:
University of Findlay
Office of Human Resources
1000 N. Main St.
Findlay, OH 45840
Requisition Number: 2018427
The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at: https://www.findlay.edu/offices/business-affairs/human-resources/open-positions
The University of Findlay is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer Male/Female/Disabled/Vet.
Advancement Services Coordinator (FULL TIME)
Hiram College | Hiram, OH | Posted February 6, 2018
Hiram College’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations invites applications for a part-time Advancement Services Coordinator.
Hiram College, established in 1850 as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, is a nationally respected private residential liberal arts college located 30 miles from Cleveland in the historic Western Reserve region of Ohio. At Hiram, close student-faculty interaction and innovation is routine. The College’s distinctive academic calendar, the Hiram Plan, offers students the opportunity each semester for a 3-week intensive course, study abroad/away program, internship or research experience.
The Advancement Service Coordinator will work directly with the Development and Alumni Relations staff to provide financial, demographic and biographic reports and summaries from data stored in the Banner database, specifically the Banner Advancement module. He/She will be responsible for database management and updates, advancement reporting and data integrity. Additionally, he/she will produce reports and mailing lists for departmental use and provide database training to staff as needed. Full job description is available upon request.
The position requires 4 years of experience involving report writing and/or database applications development preferably in a higher education or fundraising environment. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, advanced knowledge of Microsoft products including Excel, and an understanding of SCT Banner is preferred. The ideal candidate must also have excellent written and oral communications skills, the ability to maintain confidentiality and the willingness to work with all levels of staff and management.
This is a part-time (30 hours a week) 12-month position reporting to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume and names and telephone numbers of three professional references (in a Word or PDF document) electronically to HR@hiram.edu. Please identify the position title in the subject line when applying. Review of application will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Hiram College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.
Assistant Vice President for Development (FULL TIME)
Manchester University | North Manchester, IN | Posted January 30, 2018
Position overview: Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Assistant Vice President for Development is a departmental leader within the University’s advancement team. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for managing the fundraising programs and personnel. In addition, the Assistant Vice President is a leadership gift officer. For a full list of job functions and qualifications, please visit our website at www.manchester.edu.
Work schedule: This is a full time, exempt position. A minimum of forty (40) hours per week (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday) will be the general rule. Frequent workday schedule changes, evenings, weekends and travel will be required to fulfill position requirements.
To apply: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator, at email@example.com.
Application link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=muspartans&jobId=222246&lang=en_US&source=CC4
Director of Regional Development (FULL TIME)
Case Western Reserve University | Cleveland, OH | Posted January 8, 2018
The director of regional development will have primary responsibility for the solicitation of individual, corporate and foundation gifts for the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine from its natural constituency and beyond, representing schools and colleges, university priorities, and general areas of interest. ($100,000 - $500,000). This position will be charged to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward 150-200 prospects from an identified region for the school of medicine, partnering with other development officers as appropriate. This position will require direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, with the expectation that they will be traveling off campus for much of this function. As part of the university development team, the incumbent will be expected to work collegially, and in partnership, with central and school-based colleagues.
- Travel extensively within identified regions and nationally to meet face-to-face with prospects and donors. On average, director is expected to twice per month for planned trips ranging from one day to three days at a time. (25%)
- Develop and implement major gift prospect cultivation activities regionally in coordination with development and alumni relations colleagues. (25%)
- Develop a portfolio of 150-200 regional prospects of alumni, friends, grateful patients with a giving potential in the range of $100,000-$500,000; develop and implement strategic cultivation and solicitation strategies for each. (20%)
- Partner with alumni classes to identify leadership around Reunions by building class committees, increasing class engagement, and raising dollars for scholarships via in-person meetings, emails, mailed letters and phone calls. (15%)
- Serve as primary development staff contact for identified regions and work with departments in the planning and implementation of a regional fundraising effort. (10%)
- Work with sub-committee on the Medical Alumni Board to cultivate prospects and implement the mission of the Board. (5%)
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Department: Daily contact with the vice president and vice dean, executive directors and directors of departments. Contact with faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions.
University: Daily contact with the president's office, vice presidents, deans, trustees, alumni, directors of administrative departments, faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions.
External: Daily contact with corporation and foundation representatives, community organizers/advocates, federal, state and local government officials. Contact with foreign visitors, healthcare officials and academic boards and organizations as required to perform essential functions.
Students: Infrequent contact with undergraduate, graduate and professional students as required to perform essential functions.
No supervisory responsibility.
Experience: Must have seven years of progressive professional experience in a related field, preferably with at least five years at an academic medical center or hospital and a corresponding track record in closing major gifts.
Education/Licensing: Bachelor's degree required.
- High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organization and interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
- Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs.
General office environment, occasional nights and weekend hours. Moderate travel (25 - 30%).
In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.