Director of Alumni and Development Communications

Baltimore County, Maryland
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services within the division of Institutional Advancement, the incumbent will lead strategic planning and day-to-day communications execution for UMBC’s comprehensive fundraising campaign as well as the Alumni Relations, Major Gifts, Annual Giving, and Donor Relations/Stewardship departments. Specific duties include: champion brand and messaging consistency across all platforms of A&D communications, integrated with institutional branding and communications; lead comprehensive fundraising campaign communications and branding efforts; collaborate with client groups to help develop and execute integrated annual communications plans; provide strategic guidance in optimizing A&D use of constituent engagement management service (iModules); provide strategic guidance in Development use of giving platforms; work with divisional and institutional partners to ensure effective data integration among systems; develop metrics, with reporting plan, for A&D communications initiatives; oversee information intake processes, including e-form development, for alumni and donor information-gathering and fundraising; supervise a Communications Coordinator and a Program Assistant; and perform other duties as assigned.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and five years experience preferably in leadership of a communications team. Must have: excellent leadership skills and a collaborative approach; excellent writing skills and an understanding of brand and style guidelines; experience with and understanding of iModules or a similar online constituent engagement management tool such as Sales Force or Blackbaud; and an understanding of digital marketing, including content management systems, email management, socail media, and web analytics.  A background in higher education and/or alumni relations is preferred.

For best consideration, please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample of alumni and/or development communications in a single PDF file by April 14, 2017 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to: [email protected]

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