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 Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

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The director manages all functions of alumni relations, including working with an elected Alumni Association Board of Directors to craft and execute its annual plan; planning and running special events designed for alumni; and implementing services and activities that engage alumni and encourage participation in the life of the College.

The director also manages and executes the annual giving program, which entails direct mail, phonathons, personal visits, prospect screening, database segmentation and related marketing efforts.

The director is a member of the Development and Alumni Relations leadership team.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation.

Supervision Exercised: Hires and manages work-study students and other students involved in phonathons.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Plan, direct and execute programs in concert with the Alumni Board of Directors and members of the Development and Alumni Relations team (e.g., reunions, special events, the regional club network, student-alumni relations, career networking efforts) to help meet the Collegeís and Alumni Associationís fundraising and alumni relations goals.
  • Initiate, coordinate and manage activities of the Alumni Associationís Board of Directors and other volunteers.
  • Work with College departments to organize and deploy volunteers to advance the Collegeís mission and vision.
  • Recruit volunteers and manage and direct programs in which they are involved.
  • Serve as the contact person for alumni, parents and others interested in information, services and programs related to alumni.
  • Oversee use and maintenance of alumni records and other files.
  • Design and implement the annual giving program from concept to completion.
  • Identify and research annual fund prospects.
  • Supervise the creation and mailing of all announcements and appeals.
  • Recruit and meet with annual giving volunteer committees.
  • Conduct personal solicitations with annual fund donors and prospects.
  • Manage phonathon and recruit student callers.
  • Prepare statistical reports for Presidentís Report and related publications.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of the Foundation.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Five years of progressive experience in alumni relations and/or fund raising, and familiarity with principles and practices of annual giving.
  • Experience in educational advancement preferred.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills; demonstrated personal solicitation experience.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of database research and maintenance.
  • Ability to work with students, as well as volunteers of all ages.\
  • Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends as warranted.
 
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