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The role of the Senior Associate Director, Class and University Programs is to plan and implement major on-campus events designed to cultivate, maintain, and strengthen alumni ties to the University. Events include but are not limited to, the Reunion Weekend at Thurtene Carnival, Reunion at Commencement, Founders Day and student programs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Determine needs for reunion programs and volunteer structures and ensure that programming meets broad University objectives. Manage the process of choosing volunteer leaders for each reunion class. Work closely with the Director of Reunion Class Giving in the areas of volunteer recruitment and management. Ensure that marketing, recruitment, and programmatic timelines are met for the Reunion Program. Evaluate reunion events on an annual basis to ensure that programs are effective and successful.
Manage a team of at least three professional staff and one support staff and make recommendations for additional support as needed. The senior associate director will set and evaluate annual activity goals for the team and develop the annual operating budget for Class and University Programs. In addition to planning the annual reunion weekend, members of the Class and University Programs team manage the annual Founders Day Dinner, Fall Festival, student programs, and the Student Alumni Association.
Direct and coordinate all phases of the Reunion social programming for select Reunion classes. This includes the selection of catering and entertainment providers. Provide recommendations and support to volunteers. Identify, cultivate, and train class leaders and share best practices.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Alumni Relations.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Candidates should have 5-7 years of experience in alumni relations, higher education, public relations, sales, marketing, or a related field.
Washington University degree.
Enthusiasm for the mission of Washington University, matched by a desire to reflect its excellence.
Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skill.
The role requires the 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.
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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