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Senior Director for Alumni Relations, Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 28, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs
Academic Centers, Education
Employment Type
Full Time

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Carnegie Mellon University in its search for a Senior Director for Alumni Relations, Tepper School of Business.

The Senior Director for Alumni Relations, Tepper School of Business will work actively with the school's Dean and Associate Dean of Advancement, Tepper School Alumni Board, leading faculty members, key administrators, Office of Alumni Engagement, and other essential stakeholders of the Tepper School of Business to strengthen and lead alumni engagement across 20,000 (and growing) Tepper alumni. The Senior Director will partner with the Associate Dean of Advancement on a comprehensive and compelling alumni relations program for the Tepper School that enhances lifelong engagement with the school and the university and engages Tepper alumni at their points of interests—professionally, intellectually, and personally. In partnership with the Associate Dean, the Senior Director will bring to fruition an innovative, forward-looking alumni engagement program that includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies and programs that deliver best in class alumni relations programming to Tepper alumni domestically and globally.

Carnegie Mellon University is a global, research-intensive university with more than 14,000 students, more than 120,000 alumni, and approximately 5,000 faculty and staff. In 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked CMU #24 among national universities, #4 in terms of Most Innovative Schools, and in 2024, Times Higher Education World University ranked CMU as #24 among global research universities in the world. Many of CMU’s seven schools and colleges and their departments maintain top national and international rankings in computer science, computer engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, engineering, business, drama, art, and music, among others. CMU is also one of a small number of academic institutions in the nation boasting a fully-fledged Federally Funded Research and Development Center, the Software Engineering Institute. CMU’s confluence of scholarly excellence, robust federal and industry interface, and heritage of innovation has consistently placed it among the world’s most dynamic and impactful research institutions. Carnegie Mellon University is a richly varied community, united in the pursuit of excellence with a wealth of perspectives, identities, backgrounds, and cultures. CMU is committed to fostering an environment where all members of the community have a sense of belonging. This commitment drives its pursuit of creating a space where every voice can be heard.

Renowned for its blend of technical rigor and creativity, its commitment to solving real-world problems, and its strength in interdisciplinary collaboration, roughly 7,400 undergraduate and 8,300 graduate students are drawn to the university’s commitment to innovative education and training and its outstanding programs across its seven schools and colleges. CMU faculty are known for inspiring students and alumni to think creatively, interpret with insight, and solve major societal, scientific, and technological challenges. Current and former CMU faculty and alumni have earned distinction from around the globe, including 20 Nobel Laureates, 79 members of the National Academies, and 13 Turing Awardees. In the arts, CMU faculty and alumni have been recognized with 13 Academy Awards, 142 Emmy Awards, and 64 Tony Awards.

The Tepper School has established itself as one of the leading business schools in the world, driven by its rigorous academic programs, its analytical, data-informed approach to problem-solving, the research impact of its faculty, the ambition and creativity of its students, and the business successes of its alumni. The Tepper School prides itself on not just keeping pace with the changing needs of business but anticipating and contributing to that change through innovative research and education. Undergraduate programs include Economics and Business Administration, ranked #7 by U.S. News & World Report. Graduate programs are offered at the Master’s and Ph.D. level and include the top ranked full time MBA program, #16 U.S. News & World Report and #2 Online MBA Poets&Quants, the Master of Science in Business Analytics, the recently launched Master of Science in Management; joint Masters’ programs with other colleges at CMU including the Master of Science in Product Management, the Master of Integrated innovation for Products and Services, the Master of Science in Computational Finance; and Ph.D.  

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as it at least 10 years of progressive experience in advancement or a related field spanning both alumni relations and development. Advancement experience in higher education at a research institution similar to Carnegie Mellon University is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the missions of the Tepper School of Business and Carnegie Mellon University as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the position prospectus.

Carnegie Mellon University is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Michael Carver at

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