Director, Alumni Strategy & Engagement
Responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, and messaging of all alumni relations and fundraising activities in connection with Medical College and Graduate School alumni.Job Responsibilities
- Devises strategies, identifies prospects, and solicits major gifts from medical and graduate school alumni bases.
- Oversees the plans, messaging and implementation of programs for outreach, cultivation and solicitation activities for alumni. Create opportunities for alumni to engage and promote greater integration with WCM.
- Oversees all alumni-related strategic content and messaging on website, email outreach, publications, social media, and other communication channels.
- Oversees fundraising programs for the medical college and the graduate school, works with senior directors and leadership to set goals and establish metrics that will facilitate effective measurement of the achievements of individual programs.
- Provides leadership and direction to alumni programs that will build and foster positive alumni relationships through communications, events, volunteer activities and meetings, including the activities of two alumni volunteer leadership groups.
- Represents interests of alumni relations programs in fundraising, communications and strategic planning. Interacts with senior staff in External Affairs to inform and represent alumni related programs and issues of note.
- Supervises a team responsible for all strategies, prospect identification and solicitation of gifts from all segments of the alumni base. Manages the operations of the alumni programs, which includes budget development and expense monitoring.
- Supervises the preparation of reports, meeting materials, and briefings for the respective deans, boards and committees related to each of the alumni development efforts.
- Oversees interactions with alumni boards, the dean of the medical college, the dean of the graduate school, and their respective boards and/or committees.
- Oversees the execution of multiple alumni related sponsored events each year, including regional programs and onsite events and the biennial medical college reunion.
- Bachelor's Degree in related field
- 7+ years in the development/alumni relations field, including major gifts, annual fund, and events experience with preference for experience in an academic medical environment.
- Management/supervisory experience in alumni/major gifts fundraising setting.
- Direct experience in soliciting and closing major gifts.
- Stature to interact as a senior member of the External Affairs Dept.
- Ability to motivate volunteers, staff and faculty partners.
- Superlative written and oral communication skills.
Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.