Director of Alumni Engagement

University of Dayton in Ohio

Deadline December 05, 2013
Date Posted November 25, 2013
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a Top Ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

Position summary:
Director of Alumni Engagement provides strategic engagement planning capability and staff assistance to the Executive Director of Advancement Relations in the development, execution, and analysis of the alumni engagement program’s long-term goals, programs, and initiatives with a focus on increasing pride in the University’s brand, increasing alumni engagement, creating an alumni engagement model unique to the industry and increasing alumni financial support. The Executive Director’s position primarily calls for the ability to develop, test, build, sustain and market new engagement programs; be a credible and forceful voice for alumni in the University community; be technologically proficient; and lead a culturally and geographically diverse organization.


​Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of 5 years of experience in alumni relations, donor relations, marketing or campaign planning in higher education, business or a related field. Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work successfully as part of a team. Must have excellent written communication skills.


​Preferred qualifications:

Demonstrated experience interacting with Alumni Board, University’s leadership, including deans and program directors with a stake in alumni relations. Proven experience in managing geographically diverse organizations. Record of qualifying and maintaining lead volunteers. Understanding of the collaborative, multiple-constituency nature of decision-making in a university setting. Ability to motivate financial support to the institution. Ability to handle a variety of tasks under deadline pressures and have the ability to work in a high-volume, high-demand (but highly collaborative, supportive, team-oriented) office. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge fundraising software.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, persons
with disabilities and veterans.


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