Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

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The Position

Lewis University invites applications for a full-time, Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement.  The Assistant Director will manage relationships with alumni. The main goals assigned with this position are tied to the number of alumni who are engaged with the University and number of alumni who are giving philanthropically to support the University.  We are looking for an individual with a proven history of being assigned goals and the desire and discipline to achieve them. The Alumni Engagement team is continuously challenging the status quo and looking for innovative solutions. A competitive spirit in helping the team achieve the next level of success while working towards individually assigned goals is required. Lewis University serves a diverse student population and community and we invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity.

Lewis University

Located 25 miles southwest of Chicago, Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University has been nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. In addition to our main campus in Romeoville, Illinois, we have a growing number of fully on-line programs and locations in Oak Brook, Tinley Park and Albuquerque, NM.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including generous health care benefits, tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents, as well as 403(b) retirement plan options.  For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see our website at

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree.  Three to five years of growing experience in the field of fundraising (direct solicitation), sales, and/or customer service.  Proven ability to reach and exceed assigned goals.  Experience working with content management systems (ie salesforce, raisers edge, donor management database, etc.).  Competitive/Goal Oriented.  Customer Service/Relationship Management.  Philanthropic/Service Oriented.  Must demonstrate skills required to unapologetically ask for financial support to advance the mission of the University. Team Player:  The desired candidate must have a proven history of being a team player and understand their role in relation to the greater vision. The ability to be flexible and use their unique talents in meeting the needs of the team during different stages of development.
Growth Mindset/Strategic Focus: This position requires someone who continuously researches and stays up to date on the latest trends in the industry for alumni engagement and annual giving specifically. An individual who takes pride in growing professionally and personally and who wants to have an impact on the institutions growth.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree or further education in related field.  Three to five years of experience in personally soliciting individuals for philanthropic support at the leadership annual giving level.  Experience working with Raisers Edge, RENXT or Reeher.

Application Process

For full consideration, interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online at

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that we are a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment. Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, serves a diverse community and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion on our campus as an equal opportunity employer.

We invite applications from individuals that embody a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We are fully dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the whole person. To demonstrate this commitment, Lewis University wishes to build a culturally diverse workforce which strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




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Job No:
Posted: 12/12/2018
Application Due: 2/10/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Salary commensurate with skills & experience + tuition benefits, health plans and retirement benefit