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Director of Alumni Engagement - 516440

Employer
The University of Alabama
Location
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 58 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 41017.56 Midpoint - $ 59468.40

Department/Organization: 301103 - Alumni Affairs

Normal Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and some nights

Job Summary: This position oversees the development of The University of Alabama Alumni Chapters, both in and out of state, in the goals of raising money for scholarships, recruiting students, and building and sustaining alumni chapter memberships which involves extensive travel. This position also manages the Alumni Chapter Development budget and supervises the departmental staff.

Additional Department Summary: The Director of Alumni Engagement (DAE) builds, strengthens, and stewards engagement between alumni and The University of Alabama by developing and implementing strategies to manage active alumni volunteer networks. The DAE will direct alumni programming and events that build on university relationships but also include regional, affinity, and shared interest networks. The DAE provides leadership to the development and execution of alumni programs including chapter development, special events, alumni athletic travel, young alumni, Discovering Bama, and Alumni Affinity International Travel. The director will be responsible for creating initiatives that enhance alumni engagement and support membership growth and scholarship support. The DAE provides leadership to the development and execution of alumni programs including chapter development, special events, alumni athletic travel, young alumni, Discovering Bama, and Alumni Affinity International Travel. The director will be responsible for creating initiatives that enhance alumni engagement and support membership growth and scholarship support.

Additional responsibilities include oversight of support functions such as marketing, financial and personnel management. The director will oversee the development and implementation of all sponsorship programs to include, marketing, sales, contract negotiations and execution of the program. The director cultivates relationships with key alumni leaders, and solicits sponsorships for NAA events.

Required Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree or higher in Marketing, Communication, Business or related field and at least two years of relevant experience such as sales, marketing, communications, business, or development or related which utilizes such skills as public speaking, sales, presentations, event planning, etc.

Substantial organizational, management and human relations skills. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and coordinate events. Ability to generate support for the University by building alumni chapter membership, scholarships, and student recruitment. Ability to interact with faculty, students, and administrators, including athletic department personnel and volunteer alumni leadership throughout the nation.

Must be able to travel extensively. Must have valid U.S. driver's license. Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report that is in compliance with University policies.

Skills and Knowledge: Excellent communication skills, demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people for successful program/project development. Successful record that demonstrates innovative and effective leadership. Experience working effectively with diverse populations. Demonstrated ability to foster on campus partnerships and create mutually beneficial relationships.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in alumni chapter development, strategy, marketing, and budgetary responsibilities. Experience with events and event-planning is beneficial. Practical experience in relationship management. Excellent public relations, communications, and interpersonal skills.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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