Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement

San Francisco
Jul 21, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Director for Alumni Professional Engagement will play a key role in supporting the growth of alumni engagement and fundraising efforts at the University of San Francisco by focusing on the needs of alumni that are less than 10 years removed from graduation.

Job Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director will play a critical role in working closely with alumni volunteers and campus partners to plan, implement, and manage programs and communications designed to support the University’s long term Development strategy by responding to the needs of recent graduates. As a collaborative colleague and team player, the Assistant Director will enhance the University’s connectedness to recent graduates with a focus on alumni professional services and alumni involvement in admissions activities. In conjunction with the Director, the Assistant Director will be tasked with growing an Alumni Mentor Program rooted in best practice and market and data-based approaches to increasing alumni engagement with USF.

The Assistant Director will utilize and cultivate innovative alumni programs to engage recent alumni. Through leveraging existing relationships and building new ones, s/he will enrich USF’s alumni engagement efforts by facilitating and connecting the University to a community of other higher education advancement professionals with similar staff and revenue models.

Essential job duties are:
Oversee all aspects of recent alumni programs and volunteer engagement.
Provide leadership in direct management of the Alumni Mentor Program; partner with academic departments and Development colleagues to facilitate mentor/mentee matches for undergraduate and graduate students.
Collaborate with alumni engagement staff to coordinate recent graduate events.
Work closely with the departments of Student Career Services and Admissions to establish engagement goals, shape targeted events and organize a year-long calendar of recent alumni activities.
Identify and recommend young alumni volunteer leaders for the alumni board and regional councils, and as prospects for annual and major giving.
Ensure young alumni engagement activities are aligned with and fully contributing to the Development division’s goals and strategies.
Continuously assess and evaluate young alumni programs and communications and make recommendations for improvement.
Assist in the coordination and management of alumni communications and marketing pieces.
Participate on university committees to provide and/or receive feedback on issues that may impact USF alumni engagement.
Work closely with fundraising staff to create opportunities to engage, cultivate and steward new and existing recent alumni donors.
Support other activities in Alumni and Donor Engagement as assigned.
Additional duties, as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of five years of experience working in alumni relations/engagement or development, with a preference for those who have worked in an institution of higher education
Experience in managing mentorship programs preferred
Knowledge of event planning
Exceptional interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to interact effectively with alumni of all ages and demographics
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Project management expertise and the ability to prioritize and manage overlapping and competing deadlines
Comfortable with change
Team orientated with a strong habit of collaborating but also capable of working independently on projects with minimal supervision
Ability to travel, and work evenings and weekends

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

An understanding of and appreciation for a Jesuit education is preferred.

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link:

EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


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