Senior Director of Alumni Relations
Bryant Group continues our partnership with the University of
San Diego to recruit their next Senior Director of Alumni
The University of San Diego seeks an experienced,
forward-thinking and data-driven alumni relations professional to
lead a team in implementing meaningful alumni outreach, leadership
development opportunities, communication and marketing plans,
engaged volunteer management and fundraising programs to support
the priorities, mission and goals of the University of San
The successful candidate will oversee and guide the activities
and resources of the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) and the
Alumni Association Board of Directors, strategically driving
broad-based engagement as part of a collaborative and
fully-integrated advancement model, maximizing philanthropic
support and increasing the university’s Alumni Engagement Metric
The senior director is responsible for the cultivation,
solicitation and stewardship of assigned donors including alumni,
parents and friends of the university. The senior director is part
of the vice president’s Advancement Leadership Team (ALT), serves
on the President’s Cabinet and is responsible for working closely
with University Advancement staff, university leadership, deans,
faculty, alumni colleagues in the academic units, athletics and
other university departments to articulate and implement policies,
plans, goals and activities related to alumni relations and
Essential Job Functions
- Leadership and Development: Lead a
forward-thinking, data-driven program that continually evolves in
response to alumni needs, industry trends and university
- Alumni Association Board of Directors: Direct
and guide the mission and vision of the Alumni Association; set
both short- and long-term goals, objectives and strategies for
alumni relationship building and fundraising.
- Communications and Fundraising: Develop and
implement an integrated and cohesive strategic marketing and
communications plan to advance Alumni Relations’ engagement and
fundraising efforts; broaden awareness of programs and activities;
and increase the visibility of programs across key constituent
- Internal and External Relations: Understand
the university’s unique culture and administrative, governance,
communications and fiduciary protocols and responsibilities.
The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree and have
at least seven years of progressively responsible experience
in a successful higher education alumni relations program. They
will also exhibit strong interpersonal and management skills with a
proven positive work ethic and professional demeanor.
$142,726 - $150,000 annually.
About the University of San Diego
The University of San Diego is a contemporary Catholic university,
set at the edge of an international gateway on a campus that is
consistently ranked among the nation’s most beautiful. With more
than 9,000 students from 85 countries and 50 states, the University
of San Diego is the youngest independent institution on the
U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities
in the United States. Its small class sizes, compassionate culture,
unique learning opportunities and state-of-the-art resources
support 43 undergraduate programs and 41 graduate programs.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer
committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested
in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of
the campus community.
The University of San Diego is a smoking- and tobacco-free
campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree
The University of San Diego is located in one of the world’s great
diverse urban centers. Known for its beaches, parks and warm
climate, San Diego is a cultural hub for Southern California, full
of art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. Proximity to
the Mexican border gives the city an international perspective
reflected in the region's architecture, culture and celebrations.
The University of San Diego’s campus is 22 miles from that border,
giving the university community a deep understanding of the global
landscape and an international perspective.
To be considered for the Senior Director
of Alumni Relations opportunity, please submit your resume and
letter of interest in confidence to:
Talent Associate, BRYANT GROUP
Your letter of interest should include how your personal values
align with USD's mission, vision and values, as well as how you
would approach diversity, equity and inclusion within an alumni
relations context at USD.
To learn more about this opportunity, visit
Priority will be given to materials received prior
to September 30, 2023.