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Temple University
  • Position Number: 4566921
  • Location: Ambler, PA
  • Position Type: Alumni Associations and Services

Assistant Director of Development & Alumni Affairs

Temple University



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The Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations (AD) for the University College is responsible for developing, executing, and overseeing communications and fundraising strategies designed to generate engagement, and communicate the college's mission, vision, and achievements to various stakeholders. University College encompasses Temple's regional campuses at Center City, Harrisburg and the Ambler Campus and offers a number of academic and non-credit degree and certificate programs to a diverse population including the newly launched Bachelor of General Studies program geared toward non-traditional students. Reporting to the Vice Provost for the University College and coordinating with University College leadership, the Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations supports development and alumni relations for the units within University College including the Ambler Arboretum, Temple Ambler Field Station, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the Real Estate Institute and other programs.

The Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations coordinates with central Institutional Advancement and alumni relations staff to plan and execute annual giving campaigns and alumni events and develop strategies to engage University College alumni. The AD manages, plans and implements meetings, special events, and initiatives of donor groups. Collaborates with the University College and Ambler special events teams on the planning and implementation of regular and special fundraising events, such as Ambler in Bloom and annual scholarship award ceremony.

The Assistant Director maintains donor data and oversees donor acknowledgement and stewardship; ensures the quality of data for events and programs. The Assistant Director researches and writes donor and grant proposals; solicitations, thank you letters, and other materials for fundraising and stewardship, research prospects and assists with strategies, solicitation materials, and donor meeting logistics. The AD maintains donor data and assures the quality of data for tactical and strategic planning purposes; generates reports; oversees the data entry and data management practices.

This position is based at the Temple Ambler Campus and will plan and participate in programs and activities across multiple Temple campuses and locations. Effort may include occasional evenings and weekends.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment at Temple University means much more than a competitive salary. Temple strives to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusivity and provide employees with opportunities for growth and advancement. You will enjoy a collaborative working environment that values innovation and creativity. Our health and wellness benefits are among the best in the region, and our retirement savings plans allow you to plan for the future. Temple University offers many opportunities for employees to enhance skills, gain new perspectives and grow professionally. For example, you can earn your bachelor's degree or an advanced degree through our tuition remission benefit or develop your management and leadership skills in one of our HR Learning and Development's academies. Temple University employees also enjoy recreational, entertainment, and cultural activities both on campus and throughout the Philadelphia region.

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Required Education & Experience:

*Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience working in an administrative capacity. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


*Master's degree

*Experience in higher education

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Ability to work with a diverse population of students who have wide- ranging academic needs and interests.

* Demonstrated organizational skills, ability to multi-task, manage several projects at once and meet deadlines.

* Demonstrated flexibility, creativity, strategic-thinking skills; willingness to take initiative and learn.

* Ability to take initiative, work independently and in a team environment, and complete tasks in a timely manner.

* Superior oral and written communication and customer service skills

* Proficiency in office software systems such as: MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

* Ability to travel to meetings/events on and off-campus; work a flexible schedule as needed.


* Proven aptitude in working with database systems such as Blackbaud FPM, Self-Service Banner, Cognos, TUMarketplace, 25Live, Concur, and DestinyOne

* Analytic skills and demonstrated ability to work with data for analytical purposes.

*This position requires a background check.

*This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations, including employment, service, and educational programs. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or veteran status.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location:
Pennsylvania-Ambler-Ambler Campus-Administration Bldg
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular

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