Senior Director of Alumni Engagement

The Senior Director will provide leadership and oversight for the Alumni Engagement (AE) team within the Office of College Advancement, crafting a strategic plan and vision for the team and executing data-driven tactics to engage alumni with the college and with one another. The Senior Director partners with colleagues across Advancement to support an integrated advancement model that prioritizes equity and inclusion and in which alumni engagement is meaningfully and intentionally embedded in development activities. The Senior Director reports to the Vice President for College Advancement and serves as a member of the VP’s management team, working collaboratively toward the division’s strategic goals.

The Senior Director will formulate and implement comprehensive and innovative programs that offer value to Bates alumni who are geographically diverse and have a wide array of personal and professional interests. The Senior Director will set annual goals for the AE team and will determine team policies and procedures that will lead to greater alumni participation; innovative programming; and stronger ties with our alumni. 

The Senior Director will lead based upon significant experience in the area of alumni relations, including understanding the impact of alumni and donor relationships in advancing an academic institution; building credible, productive relationships with graduates and donors; establishing collaborative partnerships with colleagues; and bringing energy, vision, and diplomacy to this position.

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