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Dir, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving, ESM Director, Development

Company: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

General Purpose:
The Director of Alumni Engagement, Volunteers, and Annual Giving has primary and ultimate responsibility for the strategic planning, creation, implementation, and maintenance of a widespread alumni engagement program that fosters strong relationships and broad support from Eastman alumni, while expanding volunteer leadership and creating a pipeline for future support. Additionally, the Director serves as the key point of contact for the Eastman volunteer structure in collaboration with the Executive Director, and orchestrates meetings, communications, and execution of volunteer activities. This role will require travel in support of various alumni events and 1:1 visits with Eastman alumni volunteers and donors to drive engagement efforts and steward relationships. Finally, this role will work collaboratively with the University's Annual Giving team on an annual strategy to acquire and retain annual donors, including alumni, as well as student engagement.
This position reports to the Executive Director of Eastman School of Music Advancement and directly oversees two advancement employees (one full-time and one part-time), as well as two part-time student workers (indirectly). This position works collaboratively with colleagues in University Advancement, as well as with faculty, staff, deans, and directors at the Eastman School of Music. This role will have heavy interaction with the Dean of the Eastman School of Music.
Alumni Relations and Volunteer Strategy/Program Development - Engagement

  • Develop an alumni engagement strategy through events, programs, activities, meetings, and visits.

  • Identify and track engagement goals and produce regular reports and analysis of engagement results to drive strategy and activity.

  • Work collaboratively with gift officers on donor engagement and stewardship to advance holistic advancement goals.

  • Lead volunteer engagement creation and management for ESM alumni (and donors), including:

  • Partnering with the regional network to enhance Eastman representation on National Leadership Council boards

  • Developing Eastman alumni representation on university wide volunteer boards (Alumni Board and DAC)

  • Increase alumni representation in affinity networks

    Alumni Relations and Volunteer Strategy/Program Development - Events and Engagement

    • Develop, implement, and oversee Meliora Weekend at Eastman, including more than 25 events for approximately 200-300 alumni

    • Create and implement a series of regional events and activity, on to engage alumni (and donors) throughout the country in key markets/cities for ESM:

    • Partner with Advancement Alumni Relations and Constituent Engagement team to identify regional overlaps and to promote unique opportunities for alumni to take on leadership roles, including the Meliora Collective and Eastman mentorship network.

    • Align regional alumni engagement with Eastman gift officers

      Team Management

      • Direct and oversee day-to-day activities of two Eastman Advancement team members, including staff hiring and supervision, performance appraisals, and recommendations on staffing structure and promotions. This role will directly oversee one Manager of Engagement and Events with significant communication and event planning responsibilities, as well as one part-time Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. This role will also indirectly oversee two student workers, who report to the Manager.

        Annual Fund Strategy and Program Development

        • Partner with the Central Advancement team to weigh in on an annual fund strategy and to create and share Eastman's mission, vision, and values as a part of annual solicitations and outreach.

        • Leverage UR-wide annual fund efforts at Eastman, including Day of Giving and working with Eastman gift officers to leverage events.

          Primary liaison with the George Eastman Circle team in order to help secure leadership annual giving gifts,
          Other duties as assigned

          • Bachelor's degree

          • A minimum of ten years of development/alumni relations experience at an institution of higher education or a multi-faceted arts organization is required, including experience with volunteers and/or boards, working on high-level events, and managing staff. Experience in a similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

          • Exceptional communication and organizational skills; ability to work both independently, as part of a team, and as a manager in fast-paced, multi-faceted team.

          • Equal ease with creating, managing, and maintaining both internal and external relationships, including high-priority donors, alumni, and volunteers as well as University leadership.

          • Flexibility, thoughtfulness, and proactivity; ability to think strategically but accommodate real-time input and feedback


            • Master's degree

            • Experience with annual fund appeals preferred.

              The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University's mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create - and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.
              How To Apply
              All applicants must apply online.
              EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
              Pay Range
              Pay Range: $75,000 - $160,800 Annually
              The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job's compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.
              Location: Central Administration

              Full/Part Time: Full-Time

              Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 058 Ofc Sr Vice Pres Advancement

              Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM; SOME WKNDS/HOLS

Keywords: University of Rochester, Rochester , Dir, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving, ESM Director, Development, Executive , Rochester, New York

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