DIR, ALUMNI AND CONSTITUENT PROGRAMS

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

DIR, ALUMNI AND CONSTITUENT PROGRAMS
Alumni and Development

DUKE LAW SCHOOL Alumni and Development Office DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT (Dir, Alumni & Constituent Programs, Law School, Level 15, Job Code 2182)

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Alumni and Development, the Director of Alumni Engagement is charged with providing leadership in planning, developing, and executing a comprehensive program that ties a variety of external constituencies to the school's academic initiatives and programs. Thinking strategically, the Director will conceptualize, develop, and implement a program that couples the Law School#s intellectual vitality with life-long engagement opportunities for its various constituencies, including but not limited to alumni, friends, parents, corporate executives, law firm partners, and judges. The Director will have the professional curiosity and academic understanding of the law to work with volunteers toward establishing a comprehensive, intellectually engaging alumni relations program.

DUTIES
  1. Develop and maintain a comprehensive plan to engage alumni and constituents with the Law School, with these goals in mind:
  2. Provide alumni and constituents with opportunities for lifelong intellectual, professional, and social engagement with the Duke Law School community and the broader Duke University community; and
  3. Connect alumni and constituents# engagement with philanthropic support for the Law School.
  4. Maintain information on volunteer opportunities, and connect alumni and constituents to them appropriately. Examples include regional volunteer, leadership board member, student mentor, class reunion committee member, and pro bono attorney supervisor.
  5. Oversee regional and campus programs, and take the lead on planning for semi-annual Leadership Weekends (board meetings) and the spring
Reunion Weekend:
  • Regional programs
  • Work with alumni-volunteers to offer robust programs in their home regions with intellectual, professional, social, and service components. Examples include Duke Law Club activities around the world and international trips for alumni groups.
  • Campus programs
  • Work with student groups and campus colleagues on programs that engage alumni and key constituents as speakers, guests, and collaborators. Examples include Leadership Weekend, Reunion Weekend, ESQ Business Law Society and Winter session.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with colleagues to offer a broad range of engagement opportunities to alumni and constituents. Colleagues include regional directors, faculty, and fellow staff at Duke Law School, as well as alumni affairs staff in other Duke schools and units.
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Duke Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Assist them in their roles as ambassadors of the school, advisors, and volunteers for current initiatives. Oversee their committee work, which focuses on regional alumni activities, career and professional development, and communications, as well as the future board member nominations process and the alumni awards program.
  • Serve as manager to the Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement, who is tasked with managing regional and campus alumni programs, events, and volunteers, as well as developing a regional volunteer and donor pipeline.
  • Assume special projects as assigned by the Dean of Duke Law School.
  • Track metrics of alumni engagement, and illustrate connection to philanthropy. Use this information to improve the comprehensive plan to engage alumni and constituents with Duke Law School.
EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
  • Work requires communications, analytical, and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a J.D. or equivalent degree.
EDUCATION PREFERENCE:
  • LL.M., or other advanced degree strongly preferred.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Work generally requires at least three years of related experience which may include proven experience developing and creating academically relevant programs that have successfully connected specific constituencies using volunteer and intellectual engagement opportunities.
  • Experience in alumni relations, public relations, executive education or the practice of law. Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
SKILLS:
  • Ability to think and work strategically and collaboratively, constantly making connections between the Law School community and external constituencies.
  • Highest level of competence in both written and oral communication.
  • The character and integrity to earn the complete trust and confidence of the Dean and the members of the Law School faculty.
  • Flexibility in meeting shifting priorities and schedules.


Requisition Number
401254979

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
UNIVERSITY

Job Code
2182 DIR, ALUMNI AND CONSTITUENT PROGRAMS

Job Family Level
15

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires a J.D. or equivalent degree; LL.M. degree preferred.

Experience

Work generally requires at least three years of related experience which may include proven experience developing and creating academically relevant programs that have successfully connected specific constituencies using volunteer and intellectual engagement opportunities. Experience in constituent relations, the practice of law, public relations, or executive education. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

89364BR

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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