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Director of Alumni Engagement

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois
$58k-$63k, based on experience

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The University’s Office for Advancement/Alumni Engagement invites applications for the full-time, on-campus position of Director of Alumni Engagement.  This position leads the strategic execution of a comprehensive alumni engagement program to enhance and strengthen relationships with alumni and friends. This is a full time, on-campus position. Generous benefits include health, retirement, considerable time off and access to multiple tuition programs for employees and dependents.






  • Manage Strategic Alumni Engagement Program; develop, implement, execute, and measure an alumni engagement plan, which includes alumni events.


    Cultivate, Solicit, and Steward Alumni and Volunteers; coordinate and support regional alumni chapters and affinity groups; manage a portfolio of key alumni donors and prospects; identify opportunities to engage alumni; partner with Director of Annual Giving and Director of Stewardship to promote engagement and philanthropy in annual appeals and stewardship programs 


    Oversee Alumni Engagement Operations; manage the alumni engagement budget; track and evaluate the success of efforts through metrics; hire, train and supervise staff; leverage potential of database to ensure donor relations documents and touchpoints are submitted





  • Bachelor’s degree is required.


    Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in advancement/engagement


    Excellent communication skills--oral, written, and listening.


    Strong people and relationship-building skills with constituents from a variety of backgrounds and a range of generations.  


    Local and national travel up to 20% of the work schedule; average of 3-5 overnight trips a year


    Valid US driver's license.



Please download the application at   Feel free to also include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.  Review of applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  Submit to:




Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701
Fax:  309-556-1710


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.  



Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire; maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.


Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at



Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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1312 Park St
Holmes Hall

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