Executive Director of Alumni Relations
McDaniel College seeks an energetic, highly motivated, results-driven professional responsible for the planning, implementation and analysis of the overall alumni relations program. The position provides strategic direction, oversight, and resource management to define, enhance and effectively engage the College’s alumni. The Executive Director supports the goals of Alumni Relations to build and strengthen the alumni network by planning and implementing engagement opportunities which foster lifelong mutually enriching connections, support College priorities, create an inclusive community among alumni, current and prospective students and the College, and cultivate a culture of philanthropy, including events, benefits, and services, communications, volunteer opportunities, and campus and community partnerships. This position reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA) and serves as a member of the division’s leadership team and Visitor to the Board of Trustees. Qualifications The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, demonstrated team-building management skills, experience working with diverse constituencies, attention to organizational planning and detail, and will possess strong and assertive leadership, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree a plus, with a minimum of seven years of progressive experience in alumni relations and/or fund raising setting relevant to higher education; familiarity with principles and practices of annual, major and planned giving highly desirable. • Demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership. • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment to achieve institutional goals. Strong analytical and independent decision making capability is required. • Demonstrated supervisory and budgetary experience. • Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills; demonstrated personal solicitation experience as well as high-level sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings. • Proven track record of developing and leading successful alumni programs that achieve specific, measurable results. • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment, with excellent follow through and prioritization to meet deadlines. • Solid professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information. To apply Please send a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, and the names and contact information of five professional references to http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/jobs/. McDaniel College is an AA/EOE institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity. Women and Veterans strongly encouraged to apply.