Assistant Director, Alumni Chapters and Community Engagement

Employer
San Diego State University
Location
San Diego
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Job Details

Job no: 501188
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Diego
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Fundraising & Alumni Relations, Full Time

Position Summary

University Relations and Development at San Diego State University is committed to upholding, as a foundational belief, a supportive working environment of inclusion that values, honors, and respects, all members of our team and the University community. We strive to engage in and promote the fair and equitable recruitment and training of URAD staff members, develop meaningful relationships with all groups in our diverse campus community, and share philanthropic stories that highlight the impact of and opportunity for diverse giving by our SDSU community. University Relations and Development firmly believes that an inclusive environment facilitates critical and creative thinking, and that differences in identities, values, beliefs, and perspectives are fundamental to our mission of generating philanthropic support for the university and its student body.

University Relations and Development (URAD) shares the university’s vision and mission underscored in the 2020 five-year strategic plan. The plan identifies five strategic priorities including: Becoming a Premier Public Research University: A New Kind of Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI); Resilience. Designed to Thrive; We Are SDSU; Equity and Inclusion in Everything We Do; and Students at Our Core. Units of URAD work together to create enduring relationships with alumni, parents, donors, students, and the community, to generate private support for SDSU students, faculty, and a diverse number of programs. URAD handles a range of services encompassing stewardship, events, gift administration, communications, and more.

The Assistant Director, Alumni Chapters and Community Engagement will enhance and grow the engagement and interaction of all alumni and students to the fullest extent, tailoring opportunities to best fit interests in time, talent, and treasure and meaningfully benefitting students, alumni, and the university. They will engage SDSU alumni in specific segments of interest, affiliation, or location according to segments. These segments include: regions, cultural groups, academic disciplines, SDSU Colleges, non-academic interests, and groups rooted in the student clubs and organizations of SDSU. Special emphasis will be placed on alumni chapters correlated with SDSU established campus Identity Centers with the objective to maximize the efficiency of engagement by establishing and stewarding chapters/communities/networks by empowering volunteers. The Assistant Director, Alumni Chapters and Community must be proficient in recruiting volunteers and creating and enhancing systems of support within SDSU Alumni which encourage and facilitate groups to flourish.

In partnership with Career Services, this position will support alumni career pathways and professional development, including mentoring, internships, and career placement. This position will act as the liaison between SDSU Alumni and Career Services to collaborate and generate leads on the following programs including Aztec Mentor Program and Aztecs Hiring Aztecs.

The Assistant Director, Alumni Chapters and Community Engagement works closely with other campus offices and departments to foster participation by alumni in strategic goals of the University.

For more information regarding University Relations and Development click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits-eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in alumni relations, recruiting, sales, constituency management, or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in communicating to groups via traditional and emerging media
  • 3-5 years of experience in a leadership role in a large, complex organization
  • Licenses and Certifications Required

    A valid California driver’s license is required

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in a related field
  • Ability to interface with multitudinous and diverse populations
  • Compensation and Benefits

    San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. San Diego State University also offers a rich benefits package that includes:

  • Extensive Leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year;
  • Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension (with CalPERS and UC Retirement Plan reciprocity) and retiree healthcare benefits;
  • An array of health, dental, and vision coverage at no-cost or low-cost to the employee; and
  • California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for the employee or their qualified dependent
  • Supplemental Information

    Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on June 28, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by June 27, 2021.

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

    SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

    Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Casie Martinez at [email protected] or 619/273-3343.

    Advertised: Jun 11, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled

    Organization

    Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. SDSU's approximately 32,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.

    SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.

    Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.

    Learn More About:

    Research: Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1.7 billion in grants and contracts for research and programs ranging from cardiovascular disease to marine biology.

    Diversity: SDSU ranks No. 19 in the nation for racial diversity and among the top universities for economic diversity. SDSU was ranked No. 11 in the nation and No. 4 in California for bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics by Hispanic Outlook for Higher Education

    International Study: SDSU offers 350 international education programs in 50 countries. Nearly 12,000 students have studied abroad in the past 12 years.

    Community Service: SDSU is a recognized leader in innovative efforts to improve urban K-12 education. The City Heights Educational Collaborative and Compact for Success both positively impact the academic achievement of elementary, middle and high school students in the local area.

    Sustainability: Sustainability is an every-day part of the university culture at San Diego State University. Students, faculty and staff all participate in a myriad of ways, from festivals, to research to academic programs. In spring 2014, SDSU opens its first LEED Platinum Certified building — the 206,000 square-foot Aztec Student Union.

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    Telephone
    619-594-5200
    Location
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego
    CA
    92182
    United States

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