Director of Alumni Relations
The Director of Alumni Relations will be responsible for cultivating relationships and interacting with Husson University's alumni, friends and current students with the goal of building a strong network of individuals that are engaged with Husson University.•Develop, plan, and execute programs and events that aid in strategic engagement with Husson alumni, students, and friends including, but not limited to, reunion and homecoming weekends, student programs, and various Husson community events.
•Coordinate communication efforts within the Advancement Office and among the campus to engage faculty and staff in alumni relations events.
•Manage, create, and implement communications to Husson alumni and friends including, but not limited to, the alumni e-newsletter, social media, and our social media ambassador program.
•Engage alumni and friends in volunteer roles that enhance their relationship to the University while aiding Husson's mission including working with Admissions to develop a program to engage alumni volunteers in the recruitment and admissions process.
•Develop and maintain contact with alumni and other supporters for the purpose of establishing relationships and gathering information useful in the promotion of the University.
•Develop and adhere to strategic plan for alumni and donor relations as part of the overall Advancement strategic plan.
•Collaborate closely with advancement colleagues to increase support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development related activities via written contact reports filed in Raiser's Edge
•Provide executive leadership to the Husson University Alumni Boards.
•Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
Education: Bachelor's degree required.
Experience: Five years of event planning and communications or similar professional experience preferred.
Experience working in a university advancement office is preferred.
Must be able to work independently and without supervision, as well as collaboratively in a team-based atmosphere. Needs to have excellent written and oral communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office products. Must have strong attention to detail, good judgment and mature decision making abilities. The ability to maintain confidentiality and the aptitude to work closely with donors and recipients is essential. Travel and some overnights and/or weekend work is required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.