Legacy Alumni Engagement Director

Washington, D.C.
Aug 07, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is seeking a Director of Legacy Engagement for the George Washington University Office of Alumni Relations (OAR). The university recognizes Legacy families as students and alumni whose family, including parents, grandparents, and/or siblings, attended or currently attend GW. Reporting to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations, the Director of Legacy Engagement will focus on the engagement and involvement of this unique and special constituency of GW. The unique engagement opportunities will include a formation of a Legacy Admissions Program at GW, celebrating Legacy connection during First-Year Move-in and Last-Year Graduation Ceremonies. This position will be responsible for creating a University atmosphere that embraces the importance of alumni families and connections.

This includes the creation of a comprehensive legacy family program, as well as management of two full-time professional staff members.

Duties Include:

Creating, implementing and overseeing the GW strategy for a comprehensive legacy family engagement plan, including stewardship of legacy families, data management, implementation of engagement metrics, and management of legacy events and admission programs.

Responsible for the identification and data-mining of existing Legacy relationships at GW, and streamlining future processes of data collection for this constituency.

Comprehensive program development will include a Legacy Admission Sessions during Colonial Weekend, Legacy First-Year Celebration, Graduating Legacy Celebration, and Summer Send-off program.

This position will liaise with GW Admissions in order to create a Legacy Admissions program.

Create a Legacy Scholarship Fund which supports need-based scholarship for deserving legacy children. Position will also manage an active fundraising portfolio that represents all areas of responsibility. The incumbent will work with the Executive Director, Alumni Relations to set strategic fundraising goals around GW Legacy.

Engage and visit alumni both regionally and nationally.

Managing and fostering campus partnerships, such as Office of Admissions, Enrollment and Student Experience, Family Philanthropy, and Regional Alumni Programs to ensure that all efforts to engage legacy families with the university support the shared goals of OAR and DAR

Supporting office wide signature programs such as the annual Colonials Weekend.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Proven ability to build professional relationships across departments and institutions.

Proven ability think critically and strategically.

Willingness and ability to travel occasionally, and work on weekends and after normal business hours.

Established flexibility and initiative; the ability to work independently, as well as thrive in a team environment to achieve institutional goals.

Demonstrated strong writing, planning and organizational skills.

Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Development & Alumni Relations Family Dev & Alumni Relations Sub-Family Alumni Relations Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (daytime hours) Occasional evenings/weekends Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007511 Job Open Date: 08/02/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
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  1. * Do you hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your salary range expectation?
    (Open Ended Question)

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