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The role of the Senior Associate Director, Alumni Networks is to oversee and direct strategy for the Alumni Association’s National Networks which include the Black Alumni Council (BAC), the WashU Asian Alumni Network (WUAAN) and the WashU Pride Alumni Network (WUpan).� The Senior Associate Director will also have oversight for a limited number of Regional Networks. The Senior Associate Director will provide organizational leadership for the programs and activities that strive to engage and connect alumni, current students and other members of the Washington University community to one another and to the university. The individual will help to facilitate alumni volunteer-driven efforts which allow members of the Washington University community to leverage the power of the university’s rich network as well as strengthen ties and build relationships between alumni, students, parents and friends and the university.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead the efforts to expand the presence of the BAC, WUAAN, and WUpan. Collaborate with colleagues across campus to determine needs for these National Networks and insure that programming meets broad university objectives and makes the most effective use of university resources.� Determine the needs of the BAC, WUAAN, and WUpan through ongoing research and analysis of demographic trends.� Develop and implement strategic plan, to include short- and long-term growth of these groups.� Develop guidelines detailing how the Alumni Relations Office supports local chapters of the networks (i.e., the Bay Area Chapter of the Black Alumni Chapter) and provide guidance to colleagues who may have day-to-day responsibilities for these chapters.
Serve as primary liaison for approximately 4 Regional Networks. Develop and execute all aspects of events which provide opportunities for cultivation of donors and prospective donors, events targeted at specific populations, and events which serve to engage the larger alumni population; manage budget for events; coordinate with university and A&D colleagues who plan events in these geographic areas. Travel as needed to oversee on-site event logistics and to meet with alumni to build participation in all areas of the University.
Identify, cultivate and train volunteer leaders and share best practices among National and Regional Networks. Oversee volunteer management to include setting goals and expectations, defining and developing job descriptions and provide training and oversight to result in successful volunteer experiences. Travel to meet with alumni to build participation in all areas of the University, including but not limited to reunion committees, annual fund support, and the Alumni Parents Admission Program.�
Build and cultivate productive relationships with a wide range of colleagues and departments across the university including Alumni & Development,� Campus Life, Career Services, and other offices as appropriate to leverage new opportunities, create programming and discover new volunteers.
Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects who are interested in supporting group fundraising initiatives (e.g. Black Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship).
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director, Alumni Networks.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Candidates should have 5-7 years of experience in alumni relations, event planning, higher education, public relations, sales, marketing, or a related field.
Enthusiasm for the mission of Washington University, matched by a desire to reflect its excellence.
Ability to manage details of multiple events.
Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skill.
Ability to manage staff.
Flexibility in a fast-paced and complex organizational environment.
Ability to listen and learn.
Ability to remain focused on multiple priorities and work collaboratively with colleagues across the University.
A strong work ethic, a sense of commitment, and personal initiative are integral to this role.
Event Planning Experience.
Washington University degree.
The hiring range for this position is $59,612 - $62,000 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Alumni and Development Programs. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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