Assistant Director, Class Giving and Reunion Programs
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR13645
Location: 5235 S. Harper Court
Serves as class manager for milestone reunion committees or non-reunion classes, with primary tasks including volunteer recruitment, training, and communications.
Coordinates with events team on class-specific programming and events during Alumni Weekend.
Manages peer to peer alumni outreach and solicitations.
Recruits, trains, and provides programming support for volunteer board members.
Manages assigned group of alumni to cultivate volunteer and annual giving pipelines and solicits for annual giving participation.
Identifies new opportunities for alumni to engage with the University and qualify alumni for potential giving capacity.
Completes alumni visits during the year, meets with alumni volunteers and attends events, including evenings and weekends.
Cultivates, maintains, and strengthens alumni ties to the University.
Supports participation giving goals and solicits gifts for the Odyssey Scholarship Program, or for other assigned area.
Uses the alumni database to record individual visits and contact reports.
Identifies and cultivates partnerships both within Alumni Relations and Development and across the University.
Prepares for and actively participates in staff meetings.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance including attending webinars, seminars, building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
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.
Identifies, cultivates, and trains volunteers and alumni leaders to help with committees and design programs to engage alumni in meaningful ways to advance objectives of the alumni association and broader University.
Establishes and maintains metrics of success and makes sure those are present in departmental strategic plans, goals setting, and the annual budget.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
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 the University's donor relationship management system and the Microsoft Office Suite.
Knowledge of data management and survey tools.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, speak, and write effectively.
Well-developed interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence necessary to manage volunteers and alumni in diverse stages of life.
Working creativity to help brainstorm ideas to develop new programs that encourage alumni to think philanthropically.
Strong commitment to customer service.
Self-motivation and the ability to take initiative.
High energy, goal-oriented and strong attention to detail.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Adhere to strict deadlines while managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Manage relationships and contracts with 3rd party vendors.
Work both independently and within a team to initiate, organize, and complete program/project plans.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends.
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