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Associate Director, Alumni Relations

Company: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Date Posted: January 26, 2018

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology seeks a dynamic professional for the position of Associate Director, Alumni Relations based at its Los Angeles Campus.  The Associate Director, Alumni Relations reports to the Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement and is a senior member of the Advancement team.

The Associate Director, Alumni Relations is charged with strengthening alumni connections and engagement while working cooperatively with Advancement colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving, and securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service.  In addition, the Associate Director, Alumni Relations collaborates with faculty members and colleagues in the administrative offices (including, the President’s Office, Admissions, Academic Affairs, Marketing and Communication and Student Life & Events) to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the University.  The Associate Director serves as a liaison between the Alumni Council and the academic and administrative leadership.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the University’s strategic plan for increased Alumni engagement, and support fundraising activities within the Office of Institutional Advancement. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Enlarge and deepen Alumni engagement and frequency of interactions with the University;
  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, electronic newsletters, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications;
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records - capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects, correspondence, website, etc.;
  • Organize and direct all alumni events, including all commencement-related events and activities;
  • Provides staff support and serves as liaison to the Alumni Council;
  • Provide oversight for the Alumni Mentoring Program, Alumni Speaker Series, Alumni Update newsletter (including collecting articles, writing and editing), and other programs as part of the Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan;
  • Connect current students with alumni mentors and potential opportunities throughout their four years;
  • Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs;
  • Partner with colleagues across the University to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni;
  • Work closely with advancement colleagues in increasing support from alumni - routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts, communicate advancement-related activities via written contact reports, and attend prospect management meetings;
  • Provide Marketing and Communications with alumni stories to engage donors, recruit students through printed, video and social media efforts;
  • Provide leadership in Alumni Giving campaign;
  • Collaborate with Admissions to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process;
  • Oversee and balance the budget for Alumni Relations as part of the annual Advancement budgeting process;
  • Raise funds for select special projects and events in collaboration with Advancement colleagues;

All other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement and the Office of the President

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ability to work with, supervise, and lead the activities of student workers and event volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree preferred;
  • A minimum of two years of experience in alumni relations or a related field with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues, alumni, other constituents and the public;
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and events, along with a talent for motivating volunteers;
  • Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills;
  • Experience with Blackbaud products and Raiser's Edge preferred;
  • Proven success working independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals;
  • High professional and ethical standards in all matters including the handling confidential information;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed;

Preference for candidates with knowledge of higher education and experience working with students from a wide range of backgrounds. In addition to the duties and responsibilities specific to the role of Associate Director, Alumni Relations, this position requires commitment to the University’s mission and vision, participation in the academic and social life of the campus, and interaction with the  community. Understanding of and respect for the concept and process of shared governance in academia, the highest integrity in all actions, and clear, consistent communication with all constituencies are also critical to success at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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  • POSITION DESCRIPTION:

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology seeks a dynamic professional for the position of Associate Director, Alumni Relations based at its Los Angeles Campus.  The Associate Director, Alumni Relations reports to the Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement and is a senior member of the Advancement team.

    The Associate Director, Alumni Relations is charged with strengthening alumni connections and engagement while working cooperatively with Advancement colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving, and securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service.  In addition, the Associate Director, Alumni Relations collaborates with faculty members and colleagues in the administrative offices (including, the President’s Office, Admissions, Academic Affairs, Marketing and Communication and Student Life & Events) to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the University.  The Associate Director serves as a liaison between the Alumni Council and the academic and administrative leadership.

     

    SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the University’s strategic plan for increased Alumni engagement, and support fundraising activities within the Office of Institutional Advancement. Specific responsibilities include:

    • Enlarge and deepen Alumni engagement and frequency of interactions with the University;

    • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, electronic newsletters, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications;

    • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records - capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects, correspondence, website, etc.;

    • Organize and direct all alumni events, including all commencement-related events and activities;

    • Provides staff support and serves as liaison to the Alumni Council;

    • Provide oversight for the Alumni Mentoring Program, Alumni Speaker Series, Alumni Update newsletter (including collecting articles, writing and editing), and other programs as part of the Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan;

    • Connect current students with alumni mentors and potential opportunities throughout their four years;

    • Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs;

    • Partner with colleagues across the University to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni;

    • Work closely with advancement colleagues in increasing support from alumni - routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts, communicate advancement-related activities via written contact reports, and attend prospect management meetings;

    • Provide Marketing and Communications with alumni stories to engage donors, recruit students through printed, video and social media efforts;

    • Provide leadership in Alumni Giving campaign;

    • Collaborate with Admissions to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process;

    • Oversee and balance the budget for Alumni Relations as part of the annual Advancement budgeting process;

    • Raise funds for select special projects and events in collaboration with Advancement colleagues;

    • All other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement and the Office of the President.

      SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Ability to work with, supervise, and lead the activities of student workers and event volunteers.

      QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree preferred;

    • A minimum of two years of experience in alumni relations or a related field with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership;

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues, alumni, other constituents and the public;

    • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and events, along with a talent for motivating volunteers;

    • Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills;

    • Experience with Blackbaud products and Raiser's Edge preferred;

    • Proven success working independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals;

    • High professional and ethical standards in all matters including the handling confidential information;

    • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines;

    • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed;

    • Preference for candidates with knowledge of higher education and experience working with students from a wide range of backgrounds.

      In addition to the duties and responsibilities specific to the role of Associate Director, Alumni Relations, this position requires commitment to the University’s mission and vision, participation in the academic and social life of the campus, and interaction with the  community. Understanding of and respect for the concept and process of shared governance in academia, the highest integrity in all actions, and clear, consistent communication with all constituencies are also critical to success at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

      The Chicago School of Professional Psychology offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

       

      The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.