Collaborates with the Collyer Vice President and appropriate teammates to develop an alumni engagement strategy for long-and short-term planning.
Creates and implements both large- and small-scale programs, volunteer opportunities, and events vital to maintaining and strengthening the connection that alumni, parents, families, friends and undergraduates have with the College, and with each other.
Works closely with staff, faculty, the President of the College, as well as alumni volunteer leaders, especially the Alumni Association Board of Directors to identify the interests of alumni, parents and families, other constituents, and undergraduates. Creates, executes, and evaluates programs in response to those interests.
Serves as the Executive Director of the Skidmore College Alumni Association and the staff liaison to the various Alumni Association Committees.
Conducts the work of the Alumni Association in partnership with the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Coordinates three annual meetings as well as several meetings of its nominating and awards committees.
Develops long-range planning and policies. Identifies priorities and problems, recommends strategies to engage alumni. Identifies and recruits key volunteer leadership.
Works extremely closely with key alumni leadership, including . the Alumni Association President, members of the Boardâ™s executive committee, Alumni Trustees
Oversees management of social media, Web, and publications related to the Office of Alumni Engagement.
Ensures the Officeâ™s and Collegeâ™s priorities and key messages are communicated effectively and appropriately to the Skidmore alumni, parent and family, and constituent community.
Works closely with the Office of Marketing and Communications as well as key Advancement colleagues to ensure content is fresh, interesting, and inspired by out-of-the-box thinking.
Work with ELT colleagues to foster strong relationships between the fundraising and the alumni engagement teams in an effort to promote the best use of events and programs.
Manages a core team of three dedicated FTEs with supporting staff, and provides dotted-line strategic collaboration to others.
Substantial budgetary responsibility includes analyzing programmatic and budgetary needs to ensure that the budget is expended appropriately. Serves as an advocate and leader to their team and operates with total transparency and open communication.
Develops long-term philanthropic relationships with assigned prospect pool resulting in financial support for the College.
Must be skilled in moves management and the donor engagement process. Meets or exceeds fundraising goals set by the Collyer VP in consultation with the Office of Research.
Salary Range: $105,000 - $120,000 commensurate with experience.
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