Dir, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving, ESM Director, Development
Company: University of Rochester
Posted on: November 19, 2023
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 -
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
- 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
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
Primary liaison with the George Eastman Circle team in order to
help secure leadership annual giving gifts,
Other duties as assigned
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
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: $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
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM; SOME WKNDS/HOLS
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