Requisition ID: 2021-7307 Position Type: Full-Time Schedule Shift: Days Hours Per Week: 38 Travel: None Category: Alumni Affairs/Development
Overview The Alumni Engagement Officer is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive engagement program designed to provide meaningful opportunities for alumni to enhance loyalty, dedication, and support for Touro University California. The Officer oversees the planning and execution of alumni activities in targeted regions and across the country to enhance engagement and cultivate connections.
The Alumni Engagement Officer will facilitate the growth of both the student and alumni association and is charged with securing commitments from alumni; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to Development, Communications and Student Affairs) and the colleges to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the University; partnering with University colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving; and serving as a liaison between the Alumni Association and the academic and administrative leadership.
The Officer must have the ability to understand the big picture, establish personal and program priorities and possess communication skills to inspire a desired strategy or objective that fits into the overall vision and mission of Touro University California.
Provides vision, leadership and oversight to Alumni Relations, the TUC Alumni Association, and other partners and committees to plan and execute the vision and strategy of the University related to alumni engagement.
Work with the colleges and programs on alumni recruitment, engagement, and fundraising efforts.
Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc., through Raisers Edge.
Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications.
Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs.
Partner with Student Affairs to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process.
Collaborate closely with the Office of Advancement in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development-related activities via written contact reports filed in Raiser's Edge.
Plan and implement an annual fund campaign; identify and work with alumni to plan annual reunion events.
Act as a hands-on project manager to ensure tasks are completed within established deadlines.
Identify and launch loyalty programs providing a benefit or service to alumni to cultivate volunteers/donors and generate income for alumni association programming.
Develop ideas and content for Alumni print publications, website and social media in collaboration with the Communications.
Gather news and alumni information for use in alumni communications, namely the alumni newsletter (monthly).
Develop, implement and coordinate a network of alumni support for student recruiting.
Work on special projects and perform all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the AVP for University Advancement.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES (if applicable): should reflect who the employee is supervising and what the expectations are.
Qualifications QUALIFICATION(S): is the Education, Training and/or related experience needed by the person to perform the job.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; Masters degree a plus.
At least two years full time experience in an advancement position, preferably in a university setting.
Full time experience implementing an annual fund campaign.
Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Experience working with university alumni and planning alumni events preferred.
Expertise with Raisers Edge and NetCommunity preferred.
Demonstrated success in alumni relations and the use of a membership database for developing involvement and fundraising are strongly preferred
CORE COMPETENCIES:Core competencies identify the behavior an employee is expected to demonstrate.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong interpersonal skills; and oral and written communications skills are required, including writing, proofreading, and speaking.
Ability to motivate people.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff and the public.
Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
Ability to integrate resources, policies and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes.
Ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities.
Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments that requires assistance from a variety of staff and volunteers.
Able to maintain confidential information.
Ability to prioritize projects, meet deadlines, work well under pressure, and achieve fundraising goals.
Ability to work well with diverse groups including internal and external audiences; Sensitivity to working in a multicultural setting.
Touro College and University System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to ensuring a productive and non-discriminatory work environment in compliance with the Higher Education Act and Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the New York State Education Law, New York Human Rights Law and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the Touro College and University System to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.
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