Job Details

The Catholic University of America
  • Position Number: 2097699
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Position Type: Alumni Associations and Services

Associate Director, Alumni Engagement

The Associate Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for building and cultivating robust volunteer networks across the country with special focus on our key markets (Baltimore, Boston, New York and Philadelphia). Additionally, the Associate Director is charged with executing engaging programming in those key markets that attract alumni and donors. The Associate Director will seek input from regional gift officer in support of both of these initiatives.

The position also coordinates, with the Office of Admissions, alumni involvement in Odyssey Day and Orientation, and helps to plan the new student sendoff parties.

The Associate Director will also serve in support of University fundraising efforts by conducing discovery visits with potential alumni volunteers and donors to the University.

Actively recruit and manage regional alumni volunteers across the country, with specific emphasis on the University's key markets (Baltimore, Boston, New York and Philadelphia). Working closely with regional gift officers on the recruitment of regional volunteers.

Plan and implement a robust list of programming in the University's key markets, focusing on events that engage current and prospective donors.

Conduct at least 50 visits with alumni; focusing on potential board members, speakers, and unassigned prospects for discovery.

Work with the Office of Admissions to promote the Alumni Association at programs such as Odyssey Day and Orientation, and partner with family and parent relations to execute new student send-off parties.

Plan programs to better promote the Alumni Association to current undergraduate and graduate students.

Attend all board meetings and other key functions for the Catholic University Alumni Association. Staff committees as assigned

Bachelor's Degree with at least five (5) years' in higher education, non-profit or similar work setting dealing with volunteer management, alumni relations, event management, fundraising, or related responsibilities. Previous alumni relations work or fundraising is required. Experience in event management and volunteer management is desirable.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Google for Education, and ability to learn new software programs and functions including donor database and online community.

Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle deadline pressure and flexibility to pivot when needed. Detail-oriented, ability to multi-task, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to motivate volunteers and colleagues.

The ability to drive a vehicle (campus or non-campus) on behalf of university business.

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