Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach

College Park, Maryland
Sep 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Maryland Alumni Association Alumni Relations team seeks an Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach. The Assistant Director (AD) of Alumni Outreach (Affinity and Regional) is responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni participation and engagement in affinity/special interest alumni groups, regional affinity networks and with international alumni.

The Assistant Director will create a strategic plan for current and future affinity and special interest alumni networks. The strategic plan also includes expanding Maryland-based affinity networks linking them to regional alumni clubs nationwide. S/he recruits and trains alumni board members and leaders, supports volunteers, manages events and provides strategic direction to affinity and regional networks. Working closely with colleges/departments/units, the Assistant Director creates and manages alumni groups that will enhance the engagement experience with alumni and also assist the colleges in engaging special groups of alumni. The Assistant Director will manage one or more existing regional networks.

The Assistant Director will manage international alumni engagement and create a strategy to communicate and engage with international alumni. S/he will identify alumni leaders in key international markets and coordinate engagement activities and serve as the main point of contact for inquiries and communications.

The Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach reports directly to the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement.

This position requires availability to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary. Some travel (plane, train, other) required up to 30%.


Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree required.

A minimum of 3 years of experience working in alumni relations, marketing, program development, volunteer/board recruitment or training, or related experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated proficiency at building relationships. 
Ability to manage programs including marketing programs to increase participation. 
Ability to coordinate special events.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with a group of employers, special interest groups, various constituency groups and program staff professionals.
Ability to manage databases.

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