Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, School
Reporting to the executive director of alumni engagement, the
associate director of alumni engagement, school programming is
responsible for creating engaging programming that supports the
needs of the office of alumni engagement, the respective school
represented, and the division of university advancement. These
offerings should provide opportunities for alumni, parents, donors,
and friends to engage and re-engage with Catholic University.
Events should seek to highlight faculty, alumni, and students from
their respective school. The associate director will seek input
from school-based gift officers on potential programming ideas and
The associate director will also serve in support of university
fundraising efforts by conducting discovery visits with potential
alumni volunteers and donors to the university. These discovery
visits will help aid the gift officers in schools and help
cultivate new relationships and future donors.
Some travel is required with up to 35% of the time spent outside
the office for events or visiting with alumni and friends of the
university. Visits and events mostly consist of travel in the DMV
area and East Coast with potential travel to the Midwest, West
Coast, and South.
The associate director will also serve as staff liaison to
designated offices/constituents; staff designated committees, and
other duties as required.
- Plan and implement a robust list of in person programming (both
locally in the DMV and in other parts of the country) that engages
alumni in our various schools, with primary focus on Arts &
Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Nursing. These program
offerings should engage and re-engage current and prospective
donors from the aforementioned schools.
- Coordinate with school-based gift officers specifically in Arts
& Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Nursing to host virtual
webinars with alumni and faculty from the aforementioned schools.
Host a monthly school-based webinar program that features different
schools while attracting a wider audience to the event than just
the school represented.
- Conduct at least 20 visits with alumni that are unassigned,
focusing on potential speakers and volunteers.
- Work collaboratively with the alumni engagement team to find
speakers for programming that supports the goals of the entire
- Help coordinate communications between the schools and central
alumni engagement, working to co-brand programming and share
school-based programming with the larger alumni community and vice
- Recruit potential volunteers for school-based and/or
industry-based alumni network boards. Once boards are launched,
continue to recruit and manage volunteers.
- Utilize Raiser's Edge (RE) database to document communications,
visits, and other relevant information about donor and prospect
- Effectively communicate results of contacts to appropriate
Advancement and University staff.
- Have input and responsibility for the planning of Cardinal
Weekend activities and other university events as needed. Serve as
the main point of contact for the schools and support their
programming during Cardinal Weekend.
- Attend necessary board meetings and other key functions of the
alumni engagement team as needed.
- Attend University events and functions, including but not
limited to Cardinal Weekend and Commencement, representing the
Division of University Advancement as needed.
Bachelor’s Degree with aleast five (5) years in higher education,
non-profit or similar work setting working with volunteer
management, alumni relations, event management, fundraising, or
related responsibilities. Previous alumni relations work or
fundraising is desirable. Experience in event management and
volunteer management is desirable.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Google for
Education, and ability to learn new software programs and functions
including donor database and online community.
Possession of current and valid U.S. driver’s license appropriate
to the type of university vehicle and an acceptable Motor Vehicle
Driving Record (MVR) as stipulated in the Vehicle Guidelines and
Procedures Manual administered through the office of Environmental
Health and Safety. Annual clearance of MVR check through the Office
of Environmental Health and Safety.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle
deadline pressure and flexibility to pivot when needed.
Detail-oriented, ability to multitask, excellent interpersonal
skills, and ability to motivate volunteers and colleagues.
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