The Associate Director of Events & Alumni Relations is a
member of the College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural
Sciences (CMNS) and University Relations teams at the University of
Maryland, College Park. This individual is responsible for
generating event concepts and themes with outcomes focused on
building relationships and enhancing the donors’ event experience.
This individual will plan and implement strategies, programs and
events that increase the participation and engagement of the 52,000
CMNS alumni, with a focus on major donors and major donor
prospects. This position will work with the Chief Development
Officer/Assistant Dean to establish appropriate benchmarks and with
frontline fundraisers to strengthen donor relationships through
meaningful events and engagement opportunities.
The Associate Director has primary responsibility for managing
college-wide and departmental development events involving alumni,
donors, and other external constituents and interacts with
high-level administrators, both on and off campus. They are
responsible for researching, planning, and executing events and
programs, as necessary, many details associated with executing
special events in the college, including: scheduling events,
securing venues and vendors, coordinating invitations, managing the
registration process, working with staff, faculty, students and
volunteers, and briefing leadership on the progress and outcome of
events. They will be the primary facilitator of events as they are
launched and executed and will analyze ROI data to determine the
effectiveness of events.
The Associate Director will direct a comprehensive alumni
engagement program designed to increase alumni involvement and
engagement with CMNS, including staffing the CMNS Alumni Network
Board. The Associate Director will coordinate with the university’s
Alumni Association staff on campus-wide alumni events that involve
CMNS. They will work collaboratively with other units’ Special
Events/Alumni Relations staff members as needed for smooth
operation and to meet CMNS and campus-wide strategic goals.
They will oversee the unit’s special events budget and
coordinate expenses/payments with appropriate university staff.
This individual is also responsible for working closely with the
CMNS Dean’s Office event manager to maintain a comprehensive events
calendar for the college and provide staff with specific details
regarding their involvement.
The Associate Director will supervise the Program Manager for
Alumni Relations and Development and have oversight of all event
related briefing materials, annual giving for CMNS including annual
appeals, Giving Tuesday, and Giving Day. The scope of
responsibilities also includes oversight of all financial and other
reporting as well as data analysis and prospect research. This
position will also oversee special projects and initiatives at the