Director of Alumni Relations, Goizueta Business School

Emory University in Georgia

Date Posted January 6, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Emory University

Development & Alumni Relations




Director of Alumni Relations,

Goizueta Business School



The Director of Alumni Relations for the Goizueta Business School (GBS) serves as part of the leadership team in Goizueta Development and Alumni Relations, working in close collaboration with the development team to build a strong, comprehensive program for alumni engagement and philanthropic support. The Director is the primary liaison for Goizueta with the central Emory Alumni Association, helping to champion collaboration on programming both locally and nationally. The position manages a team of 3-4 staff who support the overall mission of alumni relations at GBS.

Candidate Qualifications


The Director of Alumni Relations will have a bachelor's degree. Four years experience in higher education, development, and fundraising or equivalent experience. Candidate must have effective written and oral presentation skills.

Necessary Skills and Attributes

  • Strategic Thinking:  Exhibit a long-term orientation and vision.


  • Relationship Management: Support the schools need to develop a deeper base of philanthropic support. Employ direct marketing approaches dependent on data-mining and market research to inform alumni relations strategy. Proficiency in social media and other relevant technology enabled tools.


  • An executive presence and communication style: Possess strong communication and collaboration skills, as well as the ability to engage alumni on substantive, relevant business topics.  Leverage these skills and foster change by continually managing and developing the alumni board, increasing engagement in support of the schools strategic priorities.


  • Continuous Improvement:  strategy, implementation, measurement, and refinement. Develop processes, procedures and forward-looking metrics to support the allocation of Alumni Relations resources (time and dollars).


  • Stakeholder Management: Communicate with and earn the trust of a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders. Establish strong working relationships with faculty and professional staff with an eye towards leveraging the number, strength, and longevity of relationships they establish with students/alumni to advance alumni relations objectives. 


  About Development and Alumni Relations


  • DARs mission is to develop meaningful, enduring relationships that result in advocacy and philanthropic support for Emory University


  • A division of 240+ team members, 140 of whom provide central development support to Emory, and another 100 team members focused on alumni and constituent engagement and philanthropy for Emorys schools and units and Emory Healthcare


  • Over the past seven years Emory has raised approximately $250 million annually in gifts and commitments from 149,000 alumni, friends, and grateful patients.



  • A vibrant work environment committed to facilitating philanthropic support to better equip the university and its medical centers to serve local and larger communities, bolstering teaching and research, transforming physical and academic landscapes, and enhancing the student experience.



About Emory University


Emory employees are part of a community that values diversity, education, training, and personal development. Creativity is valued, and innovative ideas are rewarded. We invite you to share in a unique culture of education, research, and health care.


Located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta in the tree-lined suburban neighborhood of Druid Hills, Emory University is positioned along the Clifton Corridor, where the U.S. Centers for Disease Control also resides.


Emory University, one of Atlantas largest private employers, employs more than 11,000 staff and faculty to support the universitys 11,300 students and its nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study, and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions.


Emory is among the top 20 universities in the country and is internationally recognized for its academics, groundbreaking research and technological advances with staff, faculty, and students, representing all regions of the United States and more than 100 foreign nations.



Founded by the Methodist Church in 1836, Emory University is currently led by President James W. Wagner. More information about Emory, its administration, academics, and cam- pus community can be found at



Benefits of Working at Emory



Emory University offers a competitive benefits package. Featured health benefits include a choice of two medical plans, dental, vision, and disability insurance, plus wellness incentives that lower overall medical costs. Emory provides health coverage for legal spouses, same- sex domestic partners, and children.  The institution also offers financial security benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan options that include matching contributions from Emory, long-term care coverage, and legal services to employees.



Emory University employees enjoy special discounts for arts events, transportation, and fit- ness, and with numerous merchants. Staff may also take advantage of tuition reimbursement and courtesy scholarships, which are available also for spouses, same-sex domestic partners, and children of staff.



Emory provides professional counseling, consultative, and educational services related to health, performance, and well-being for staff and their family members. Additional re- sources related to child care, adult caregiving, workplace flexibility, personal finance, fitness, nutrition, career counseling, and more are available. Detailed information can be found at and



How to Apply


Qualified candidates also will need to apply formally for the position through the universitys online application system at Candidates should expect comprehensive reference and background checking, including criminal background checks and degree verification.



Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veterans status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law.

How To Apply

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