The Associate Director, Global Engagement, is responsible for cultivating, maintaining, and strengthening alumni ties to the University and its global community within assigned regions. The Associate Director collaborates with colleagues throughout ARD and the broader University to increase participation, revenue, and engagement from alumni, families, and friends.
Develop and implement a strategic plan for assigned regions with specific and measurable annual and multi-year goals based on constituent data analysis of the region that supports the University's strategic priorities.
Collaborate with colleagues to identify areas where alumni engagement activity would be helpful to the University's efforts to build community, and share best practices from other regions.
Work with internal and external partners to build participation and support for the University of Chicago.
Develop strong local volunteer organizations and assist volunteers in generating alumni programs in their communities.
Recruit, train, and support volunteer leadership for alumni clubs and any other volunteer networks in the region.
Ensure smooth operation of club elections, boards and committees and monitor succession plans for elected volunteer leaders.
Design and execute events for the University community that meet strategic goals.
Evaluate regional and shared calendars and take necessary steps to maximize attendance and avoid conflict with other University events.
Develop and coordinate production of mailings and emails to market University and club initiatives in the region.
Develop strong working relationships with staff campus-wide to coordinate programs and services for alumni, parents and friends.
Plan engagement and cultivation events to maximize alumni engagement and giving.
Assess and improve regional organizations and programming annually and throughout the fiscal year.
Maximize alumni group efficacy in priority markets through volunteer recruitment and pipeline building.
Travel regularly to assigned regions to build and strengthen engagement and University participation. Use personal visits to assess volunteer interests, wealth factors, giving capacity and other qualifying details and solicit for annual gifts.
Manage the annual budget associated for assigned regions and programs.
Track spending and income on a monthly basis; revise projections quarterly.
May manage 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 three years of professional work experience in fundraising, development, alumni relations, donor relations, nonprofit management, research, marketing, communications, sales or similar professional work experience required.
A minimum of two years of experience managing volunteers, alumni or similar constituent group required.
A minimum of one year of leading a project team or managing staff required.
A minimum of one year of experience developing and monitoring budgets preferred.
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.
Willingness and ability to travel to assigned domestic regions 1-2 times monthly during high activity seasons, and 1-2 yearly to assigned international regions.
Cover Letter (optional)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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