Plans and implements a variety of programs to increase student engagement. This includes liaising with student organization leaders to execute affinity-based mentoring programs at the Law School; and maintaining connectivity with student organization leaders on events and programs involving alumni.
Manages and advises the Graduating Students Class Gift Committee with a focus on peer-to-peer fundraising. Creates and executes class-based engagement opportunities with attention to philanthropy education efforts. Engages in annual review of the Graduating Students Gift Campaign and other student programs and makes strategic changes in order to drive continually increasing goals for engagement of students.
Assists with the implementation of innovative young alumni-focused events and programs; and the creation of a plan for student to young alumni transition. Plans and executes class-based and/or regional programming to encourage young alumni involvement, interaction, and greater connection to other alumni and to the Law School. Collaborates with University-wide Alumni Relations and Development, Law School Office of the Dean of Students, and Law School Office of Career Services to develop strategic planning for the cultivation of new alumni.
Prepares materials for and leads conference calls and in-person meetings, develops and distribute reports, and cultivates relationships with individual volunteers and particularly committee and program leaders. Assists with event planning and attends local and out-of-state functions. Serves as a key resource for alumni leaders and other volunteers, advising on best practices in terms of mission, group structure, and outreach.
Develops and executes professional development programming to enhance engagement with young alumni, including newsletter series.
Assists with the planning and execution of department-wide alumni events, such as Reunion Weekend. Oversees project timelines and develop appropriate infrastructures, systems, and materials. Staffs events, including evenings and weekends as necessary.
Develops and maintains relationships with donors, volunteer leadership, faculty and administrators to advance efforts. Advances relationships that result in alumni engagement and philanthropic contributions by conducting assigned number of individual alumni visits. Identify, qualify, and solicit individual prospects.
Gathers, records and properly stores information about alumni and donors utilizing Griffin, the University's donor and alumni tracking database. Â
Develops, plans, implements and maintains alumni programs and volunteer activities that connect students and alumni in any existing or new alumni clubs and formed committees.
Establishes and maintains metrics of success and makes sure those are present in departmental strategic plans, goals setting, and the annual budget.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience
Demonstrated experience in planning and managing programs
Demonstrated experience planning and executing events
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with volunteers
Experience working with graduate students and/or recent professional school graduates
Exceptional verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills
Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal work of the Law School and the University as well as the technology tools available through the University 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
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting
An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative
Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University and Law School business
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends
Understanding of the University of Chicago, its history, organization, and culture
Cover Letter (required)
References upon request (required)
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