Director of Volunteer Engagement and Community Impact
University of Chicago
October 12, 2018
Location: 5235 S. Harper Court
The Director leads the team that supports University of Chicago alumni volunteers and drives the strategy for the UChicago Alumni Association volunteer programs. Execute regional and affinity-based programs world-wide that drive philanthropic and engagement goals. Evolve alumni activities to reflect constituent and University needs.
Drive overall strategy and implementation of volunteer programs and engagement for the UChicago Alumni Association and evolve activities to reflect constituent needs.
Manage team and staff dedicated to excellence in recruitment, training, management, and stewardship of volunteers, volunteer leaders and volunteer-led groups University-wide.
In partnership with alumni leaders, execute regional and affinity-based programs around the world that are consistent, high quality, meaningful, and driven by shared philanthropic and engagement goals.
Assess and improve the overall experience and impact of volunteer-led programs and organizations.
Cultivate vibrant, sustainable alumni communities within unique regions.
Scale and support high-demand affinity groups.
Connect alumni within and across shared identities or industries, employing in-person and digital engagement strategies to maximize reach and inclusivity.
Increase volunteer giving and identify opportunities for increased volunteer leadership opportunities in philanthropic initiatives, specifically annual giving.
Ensure the smooth operation of club boards and committees.
Monitor succession plans for elected volunteer leaders.
Ensure staff use personal visits to assess volunteer interests, wealth factors, giving capacity and other qualifying details.
Ensure team enters contact notes from all individual visits and other substantive personal contact into the Griffin database.
Hire, manage, evaluate, develop and terminate staff as assigned.
Manage the annual budget associated for assigned programs.
Track spending and income on a monthly basis.
Revise projections quarterly with Financial staff.
Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Communicate Effectively & With Influence
Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources
Display Emotional Intelligence
Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador
Foster Partnership & Collaboration
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher required.
A minimum of five years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience required.
A minimum of three years of experience leading a project team or managing staff required.
A minimum of one year of experience developing and monitoring budgets required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
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