Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement

Denison University in Ohio

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted May 8, 2017
Type Administrative
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

Denison University

Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement             


Denison University seeks a dynamic and results-driven individual to join its team of collaborative development professionals to serve as the next Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement.

This is a terrific opportunity to build on the momentum of Denison’s successful alumni engagement and giving programs and to work at one of the strongest and best managed liberal arts colleges in the nation. We work hard in an environment of good cheer because we believe in what we’re doing. The Denison family of faculty, staff, students and alumni are highly accomplished. This inspires us to achieve great things on their behalf. It is an exciting time at Denison, as the college 1) earns significantly increased national attention for its achievements; 2) enjoys the leadership of an extraordinary president who is about to finish his 4th year at the helm, and 3) and publicly launches the most ambitious comprehensive campaign in our 186-year history.

The successful candidate will develop and lead a coordinated fundraising process and volunteer engagement model for Denison through management and recruitment of volunteer leaders and committees to plan and execute a successful reunion for the 50th and post 50th reunion years, which deliver more than $5 million a year in commitments. The Associate Director will facilitate, track and support regular communication between reunion committee leadership and various offices within Institutional Advancement including Gift Planning, Prospect Management, Major Gifts and the Denison Annual Fund. The Associate Director will also organize, plan and execute a variety of special events coordinated out of the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement (AFE). Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. The Associate Director must be a careful listener who can gain the trust and respect of a diverse constituency and maintain a strong commitment to work within and support a collaborative advancement environment. Energetic, hardworking, and a “can-do” spirit are all must-have qualities, along with a strong belief in the extraordinary value and extreme relevance of a liberal arts education. Occasional evening and weekend work required to support volunteer training and capstone events, such as Reunion and Big Red Weekend (alumni and family weekend). A minimum of 5 years in fundraising and volunteer management or a related field required.

Denison University offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits at Denison and affiliated colleges throughout the Midwest and a generous retirement contribution. Granville, Ohio, is a place you must see to believe: lovely and charming, with an excellent public school system, easy access to outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and kayaking, and is only 30 miles from the thriving nightlife and award-winning cuisine of Columbus, Ohio, the 15th largest metro area in the United States.

To learn more about the position, requirements, and to apply, please visit Applicants applying by June 5th, 2017 will be given full consideration. Position open until filled.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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