Director, Alumni & Community Engagement, Temple University

Posted by Temple University on April 30, 2018

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations in the College of Education, the Director of Alumni Relations and Community Engagement is responsible for increasing alumni engagement and moving the university’s community initiatives and strategic plan forward. The Director will build stronger ties among alumni and the university community, accomplished by a wide variety of programming, volunteer opportunities and communications. This position will provide strategic leadership and direction to the Alumni Association Board, regional alumni chapters, and other volunteer leaders.

Successful alumni relations and lifelong community engagement will be partially measured through increased support of College of Education 100th Anniversary. Those metrics include constituent participation and retention, participation of leadership volunteers, and increased on-campus presence attributed to alumni programs and outreach. The Director of Alumni Relations and Community Engagement will be responsible for the design, implementation, and on-going management of various projects in Community and Alumni engagement related to assessment, accreditation, and may also involve directing the policy and planning for continued engagement with the College and its constituents. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:
A bachelor’s degree and at least six years of related experience including proven experience in a college environment, along with advancement, alumni relations, community engagement, affinity and reunion planning, management of alumni board and sponsored events, and other community programming. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:
*Significant understanding of alumni engagement, donor relations and/or fundraising in a higher education environment.
*Strong influencing and stakeholder management skills, including ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships and strategic partnerships to maximize program effectiveness.
*Demonstrated experience applying project management skills to ensure predictable, consistent and successful program delivery.
*Strong ability to identify opportunities and gain organizational support for strategic initiatives.
*Past experience includes high-level interactions with senior administrators, university officials, volunteer boards and alumni leaders (trustees, donors, alumni leaders).
*Proven ability to build high performance project teams, including mobilizing/motivating, resolving conflict, executing in fast-paced/frequently changing environment.
*Ability to adapt and work effectively within a variety of situations and with a diverse group of individuals.
*Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and use of database.
*Must have the ability to occasionally work evenings and weekends, as well as some travel to areas that may not be accessible by public transportation.
*Candidates must be able to lift and carry event equipment for set-up of alumni and campus events.
This position requires a background check.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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