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Executive Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Jul 14, 2022

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Position Type
Executive, Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Other Fundraising
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Carnegie Mellon University in the search for an Executive Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Alumni and Constituent Engagement, the Executive Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement will work actively with colleagues across all areas of advancement, including the schools and colleges, and with volunteers to strengthen and lead alumni engagement at Carnegie Mellon University. The Executive Director will join a team dedicated to a collaborative, collegial, and integrated approach to alumni and constituent engagement. The Executive Director will leverage this approach to build strong and collaborative partnerships with key constituents across the university. The Executive Director will partner with the Assistant Vice President on a comprehensive and compelling alumni relations program for Carnegie Mellon University’s more than 120,000 alumni, enhancing their lifelong engagement with the university, and engaging with them at their points of interests—professionally, intellectually, and personally. Together, the Executive Director and the Assistant Vice President will bring to fruition an ambitious and forward-looking strategic plan. The Executive Director will lead and supervise team members responsible for schools and college programs and strategies, regional alumni programs, domestic and international networks, volunteer management, data and analytics, corporate and entrepreneurship programs and strategies, and identity and affinity networks—establishing a clear vision for priorities. The Executive Director will iterate and expand activities to build a culture of engagement and philanthropy among CMU graduates.

It is an exciting moment to be joining the Carnegie Mellon community. Founded by Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Mellon University has been a birthplace of innovation since its founding as an engineering and fine arts school in 1900. It has soared to national and international leadership in higher education and research, especially since 1967 when the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute for Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. CMU made an early commitment to computer science and information technology, where the university continues to advance discovery and impact. CMU is renowned for its blend of technical rigor and creativity, for its commitment to solving real-world problems, and for its strength in interdisciplinary collaboration. Its alumni have earned distinction around the globe – from Nobel Prize and Turing Award recipients to Tony and Oscar winners, from Wall Street investors to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and from world-renowned educators to pioneering researchers.

Carnegie Mellon is ranked as 28th among global research universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University rankings, 25th in U.S. News and World Report, and 20th in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College rankings. Many of its schools and departments maintain top five national and international rankings.

Carnegie Mellon University is a richly varied community, united in the pursuit of excellence. The students, faculty, and staff of Carnegie Mellon University represent all 50 states and over 65 nations, bringing together a wealth of perspectives, identities, backgrounds, and cultures. This diversity is its strength and its obligation, as every community member contributes unique strengths to the education and research that change the world.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least eight years of experience in alumni relations or a comparable field. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Carnegie Mellon University and the position of Executive Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

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