The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations reports
directly to the Director of Annual Giving, Alumni Relations &
Parent Engagement and is responsible for supporting strategies,
programs and opportunities to increase alumni and constituent
engagement for MICA on behalf of the Office of Advancement.
This position also plays a critical role in building
the pipeline of donors by strategically engaging MICA alumni,
donors, friends and parents and providing stewardship, prospect
identification, cultivation and solicitations as assigned.
Summary of Essential Functions:
Essential Duties &
Implement a multi-channel communications approach
across phone, email, video, social and direct mail to reach a broad
base of alumni, parents and potential donors daily.
Build the Alumni Relations program including, and not
limited to, planning and executing alumni engagement (e.g., MICA
Weekend, reunions, special events, regional network events,
student-alumni relations, career networking efforts, mentoring,
volunteers' meetings and events) to meet MICA’s goals to engage
alumni and connect them to the College.
Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio
of leadership annual fund donors
Maintain a portfolio of approximately 50 prospects,
Use data to develop and execute strategies to connect
with current and prospective donors.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Collaborate with various departments to help foster
alumni involvement and to advance all fund raising and stewardship
visions and goal
Support existing and new engagement activities by
identifying and securing speakers, volunteers and event
participants; and attending events.
Work with the Annual Giving team to plan and implement
fundraising initiatives to secure increased alumni participation to
the Annual Fund.
Tracks/facilitates identification and moves management
process and ensures accurate record keeping and integrity of the
data in the Raiser’s Edge (RE) database
Manage in setting up key internal and some external
meetings including arranging logistics for travel, meeting sites
and confirmation with all attendees and supporting materials
Partner with the Annual Fund and Engagement team by
tracking and monitoring budget for the various departments
Produce monthly MICA Community e-newsletter
Perform other related duties as assigned
Experience and knowledge of supporting alumni
relations and annual fund programs at a higher educational
Experience in events management, logistics, marketing
Must maintain a high level of professionalism,
honesty, and reliability and be able to handle confidential
information with discretion.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and volunteer
Excellent research and proofreading skills
Ability to be flexible and take initiative as well as
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Minimum of 3 years of experience in alumni relations,
volunteer management, annual fund
Familiarity with non-profit world and the arts
Experience in higher education fundraising
Familiarity with fundraising databases, particularly
Experience in volunteer management
Salary: $47,700.00 - $59,600.00