Director, Alumni Networks - University Advancement
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Clayton, Missouri
Internal Number: JR71088
The Office of Alumni & Constituent Engagement provides meaningful, personal, and sustained connections with alumni, parents, and friends to advance the mission of Washington University.
The Director, Alumni Networks will work closely with the Senior Director, Alumni Networks in overseeing activity designed to increase engagement in assigned regions. The Director will ensure alignment between the universityâ™s priorities and the needs of alumni, parents, and friends. The Director will develop programs which feature the Universityâ™s chancellor, provost, deans, faculty members, and distinguished alumni, as well as social, networking, and cultural activities.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the management of Regional, Professional and Industry, and Shared Interest and Cultural Networks within assigned regions to build a strong Washington University presence. Responsibilities also include coordinating the efforts of Regional Cabinets within the cities and corresponding Regional Cabinet committees. Collaborate with University Advancement colleagues and colleagues across campus to ensure that programming meets broad University objectives and makes the most effective use of University resources. Travel frequently to meet with alumni in assigned region 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.Â
Manage in-person and virtual events including strategy, planning and execution.Â Responsibilities include securing event space, working with external vendors, caterers, and service providers; providing direction to administrative staff who will process reservations and assist with event logistics, developing briefings for colleagues who will be working at the events; and providing event summaries and analysis.Â
Identify, cultivate and train volunteers. Communicate frequently with volunteers and meet with them as needed. Provide recommendations and support to volunteers who develop and implement a schedule of attractive and diverse programs aimed at engaging alumni.Â
The Director may manage up to two Associate Directors and a shared Administrative Assistant.Â Â
Perform other duties as assigned.Â
Experience in alumni relations, event planning, higher education, public relations, sales, marketing, or a related field.Â
Event planning experience and working with volunteers.
Washington University degree.
Enthusiasm for the mission of Washington University, matched by a desire to reflect its excellence.Â
Ability to manage details of multiple events.
Superior interpersonal, written and oral communication skill.Â
Ability to manage staff.
Flexibility in a fast-paced and complex organizational environment.Â Â Â Â Â
Ability to listen and learn.Â
Ability to remain focused on multiple priorities and work collaboratively with colleagues across the University.
Strong work ethic, a sense of commitment, and personal initiative.
Minimum of five years of related experience.
$70,300.00 - $120,000.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
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