Director of Alumni Engagement
The East Carolina Alumni Association is the constituency of
former students whose continuing interest and support have helped
ECU become known as one the finest comprehensive universities in
The East Carolina Alumni Association was created to develop the
spirit of cooperation and loyalty among alumni and to promote the
general welfare of the institution. The scope of the association,
which was organized by the classes of 1911 and 1912 in June, 1912,
has grown tremendously as the alumni population has multiplied with
a growing ECU. In order to keep pace with a rapidly developing
university, the Alumni Association was incorporated as a 501© 3
nonprofit organization in 1967. Since that time the alumni
population has increased from 15,000 to more than 140,000.
35%- Provide supervision and management for the Alumni
Engagement areas. The Director/Senior Director maintains
responsibility for talent management to include hiring, training,
supervision, and evaluation of the Alumni Engagement staff.
Responsible for the development, creation, and management of annual
budgets, and reports.
Build and maintain strong professional relationships with major
alumni affinity constituencies, and act as the primary liaison to –
the ECU Women’s Roundtable (WRT), and the Black Alumni Chapter
20%-Responsible for organizing and coordinating
university-wide special events designed to promote both academic
and non-academic activities within the University and are
consistent with the strategic focus and image of East Carolina
University, the ECU Alumni Association’s Affiliate Groups and
Alumni Chapters. This includes special events with affinity
chapters and campus partners to plan, execute and measure annual
alumni reunions, including – but not limited to – the
annual Marching Pirates reunion, annual Black Alumni Chapter
reunion, annual Distinguished Military Service society induction,
and the annual Golden Alumni (50 year) reunion.
15%-Assist in future development of strategy
and vision through integrated engagement and training with all
areas of Alumni Relations including but not limited to: Annual
Giving, Alumni Chapters; Communications and Campus/Unit
Partnerships. Work closely with key campus constituencies
including, but not limited to leaders in University Advancement,
partnerships with– Career Services, Pirate Athletics, Student
Affairs, and Uptown Greenville that realize both increased alumni
engagement and additional revenue streams for the association – as
well as others – to ensure active alumni association partnership on
key programs and events that meet the mission of ECAA. Ensure open
lines of communication between the ECAA and the Deans, Department
Chairs and Major Gifts Officers on campus.
10%-Supports planning and execution of the
events functions of board meetings, including but not limited to,
reserving meeting space, securing catering for lunch and snacks as
needed, ensuring adequate audio/visual, invitations to guest
speakers as needed, and planning of board socials.
10%-Assist in the identification and engagement
of prospects and in the development of the donor and volunteer
pipeline by carrying a portfolio of engagement prospects. Provide
prospects with opportunities for engagement and stewardship through
volunteer committees, activities, and events.
5%-Serve as back-up to the Associate Vice
President by training, coaching, and resolving employee relations
issues. Plans and executes annual ECAA staff retreat, quarterly
team-building activities and monthly team lunches. Performs related
duties as required or deemed appropriate to the accomplishment of
the responsibilities and functions related to this position.
5%-Other Duties as Assigned
Received: The Associate Vice Chancellor and President of the ECU
Alumni Association will provide general supervision and specify
goals and areas of special concentration. Progress will be
evaluated periodically, in addition to annual review.
Exercised: The incumbent will be responsible for managing
employees including recruitment and hiring; training; certifying
time and attendance; performance management including performance
appraisals, goal setting and performance action plans. Manages
staff utilizing talent management best practices in alignment with
the vision and values of the ECU Division of Advancement. Assistant
Director of Alumni Engagement (Chapters/Student Engagement)
Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement (Events) Alumni
Engagement Associate, Student staff position* *as
The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with
demonstrated ability to lead and motivate high-performing staff
teams, the experience to build a successful alumni relations
program, the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of
constituencies, excellent oral and written communication skills,
strong organizational skills and the ability to identify and help
secure mutually-beneficial partnerships.
The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree
in communications, business, education or related field, a minimum
of five progressive years’ experience in alumni relations, public
relations, higher education administration, non-for-profit
management, and/or event planning, and a demonstrated capability
for interpersonal communications and team leadership. The ability
and willingness to travel are necessary. A valid driver license and
good driving record are essential.
- Must be an outstanding communicator and possess excellent
written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal skills; and
the ability to work collegially and interact effectively with a
- Accuracy, attention to detail and a customer service-oriented
attitude are essential for success in this position.
- An appreciation for and support of diversity in the workplace
in all its forms; proven success working with stakeholders;
excellent strategic planning and project management skills;
experience in a data-driven environment; organizational skills; and
the ability to lead, influence and motivate others are
Preferred Experience, Skills,
- Master’s degree
- Three to five years of relevant experience in planning and
coordinating events and reunion
- A history of successful higher education program leadership in
development, or marketing/communications is strongly
- A successful track record in a related profession – such as
marketing, communications, non-
profit management, special events, student affairs, enrollment
management – combined with a strong affinity for the East Carolina
University and the Pirate Nation also will be given
- The ability to work strategically, develop and implement
constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for
- Ability to work collaboratively and a team player.
- Competency in problem solving.
Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must
complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and
submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that
possess the preferred education and experience must also possess
the minimum education/experience, if applicable.
Application Types Accepted
Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please
submit an online ECU application for vacancy #002460 to ECU Human
Resources at http://www.jobs.ecu.edu.
East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
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