Assistant Director of Family Engagement

Loyola Marymount University
Westchester Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Reporting to the Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement, the Assistant Director of Family Engagement will oversee an annual calendar of engagement opportunities with the goal to increase Lion family participation. This role will also strategically map out the cultivation of families to advance the pipeline for engagement.

  • In collaboration with the Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement, establish and meet annual qualitative and quantitative goals in order to increase family involvement as donors and volunteers. 20%

  • Work with Development Services to ensure that the donor database is accurate and up-to-date. Be consistent in adhering to donor integrity practices. Determine the most effective means to report progress and provide assessment on a regular basis. Track and reconcile department budgets. 20%

  • In consultation with the Associate Director, serving as the project manager for events including but not limited: LMU Family Week, regional Admitted Family Receptions, Lion Family Send-Offs and Grand Reunion and BBQ. 20%

  • Serve as a liaison to University Advancement and other campus-wide departments, especially with Admissions, Alumni Engagement, Annual Leadership Giving, Parent and Family Philanthropy, Special Events, Student Affairs, and the various Directors of Development in University Advancement to ensure information is being shared and leveraged by all. Collaborate with the Marketing and Communication team to create and prepare marketing materials and communications. 15%

  • In consultation with the Associate Director, respond and engage with leadership donors, prospects, internal and external constituents with inquiries for information about giving opportunities within Loyola Marymount University. 10%

  • Represent Alumni and Family Engagement within the LMU community and at professional organizations, associations. Serve on committees as required. 10%

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 5%

Requisite Qualifications
  • Typically a Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.

  • Minimum of 3 years volunteer management, development support and event production experience in progressively responsible positions, preferably in a higher education setting.

  • Perform complex and concurrent secretarial tasks involving independent judgment that require speed and accuracy.

  • Work under constant deadlines and maintain a detail-oriented approach to each task.

  • Perform complex and concurrent secretarial tasks involving independent judgment

  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills, including proficiency in planning, prioritizing and maintaining confidential information

  • Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral) with rapid and accurate typing of correspondence, reports, proposals, etc.; demonstrated ability to proofread

  • Demonstrated computer competency and preferable knowledgeable of relevant systems, as well as office equipment maintenance skills including minor repairs and comprehension of technical applications.

COVID Vaccination Requirement

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.


Staff Term (Fixed Term)


Loyola Marymount University, founded in 1911, is the largest Catholic university on the West Coast. LMU offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and programs. The Graduate Division offers 29 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree and 15 credential programs.

LMU generates more than $250 million annually in direct economic activity in Southern California and employs more than 2,240 people. Students volunteer more than 175,000 service hours a year with 350 community organizations. LMU was named a 2007 “Treasure of Los Angeles.” Many programs, including the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, the Bioethics Institute, the School of Education and the Dept. of Natural Science, make L.A.’s politics, healthcare, education and environment part of the curriculum. Loyola Law School is the first ABA-accredited law school in California with a mandatory pro bono requirement.

At Loyola Marymount University, diversity is fundamental to our mission and identity. But, a diverse campus takes time to develop and flourish. It is a work in progress that involves each and every one of us: student, faculty, and staff.

LMU must be a place where people feel free to say what they think and where they also listen with respect to what others say -- not simply in the classroom but also in residence halls and dining rooms, in staff and faculty meetings, and whenever two people talk on the bluff. Through speaking and listening, we probe diversity, work though the challenges it poses, and reveal the richness of its promise.

With sweeping vistas of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, Loyola Marymount University is situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world. Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States, with an estimated population of 4 million. Residential development is booming, cultural institutions are multiplying, and retail and entertainment options are thriving on an unprecedented scale. LMU students and faculty take all that Los Angeles has to offer, and use it as a laboratory for understanding the complexity of cultures, industries, images, and opportunities that Southern California embraces.


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Los Angeles
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