University of La Verne
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement
Job Description Summary:
The Assistant Vice President for Alumni Engagement is an essential member of the University Advancement leadership team. This highly visible position is responsible for leading the Alumni Relations Office, and developing and executing comprehensive alumni engagement strategies and programs in support of the Office's mission to enhance alumni loyalty, pride and engagement among a diverse community of more than 70,000 alumni worldwide.
- Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, serve as the chief Alumni Relations Officer, charged with developing a leading new culture of innovation and engagement in alumni programming, developing strategies and plans, and leading the implementation of creative and meaningful engagement for alumni worldwide. He/She will serve as one of the lead representatives of the university to its Alumni.
- Oversee the proper functioning of the Alumni Office and lead its two-person staff which include the Alumni Relations Manager and the Alumni Relations Coordinator. Managing responsibilities include, but not limited to, hiring, mentoring, motivating and
evaluating Alumni Relations staff in carrying out their duties which include mounting events, with a particular focus on Homecoming as well as local, regional and/or international events; creating and running alumni engagement programs, i.e.,
professional development and Citizen Alum; providing visibility to the program by creating, monitoring and engaging in social
media and other communications, including conference presentations, as appropriate; managing the Alumni Office budget; ensuring timely correspondence and other
communications with alumni; initiating and carrying-out on-going Alumni Office program reviews to evaluate and monitor
effectiveness, as per WASC accreditation requirements. Carry out all other duties as assigned.
- Provide leadership and direction to the Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) in carrying out the goals of the Alumni Relations Strategic
Plan; work closely with AAB leadership to identify future prospective members who are representative of the alumni body; better define and solidify the board’s engagement and purpose in relation to the 2020 Strategic Vision; develop and lead a comprehensive orientation program for new board members;
provide leadership to the Alumni Awards Program to ensure that accomplished alumni are appropriately identified and recognized.
- Provide leadership and direction to Alumni Affinity Groups and Chapters University-wide, including but not limited to CAPA,
college- or campus-based groups, degree-specific groups, and local, national and international city-based alumni groups; and
designing and implementing a training program for volunteer leaders.
-Function as a visible and contributing key member of the University Advancement senior leadership team, including but not limited to taking a leadership role in managing the Alumni Office’s participation in the Advancement-University Partnership, specifically, in its work in supporting the Deans/Athletic Director and their corresponding units; participating on UA, campus-wide and community-based committees; attending Presidential, campus-wide and college-based events, as appropriate; collaborating with the Offices of Career Development, Admissions, Community Engagement and other campus units, as appropriate, for the benefit of alumni; serving on the Voice Alumni Magazine Advisory Board, and other committees/councils, as assigned.
-Conduct a minimum of eight discovery, cultivation and/or stewardship visits with alumni per month to identify potential leaders and donors and to further the objectives of the University’s strategic and campus master plans; support and/or staff the President and Vice President on local, regional and international meetings and/or events, as needed.
5 years Alumni Relations or relevant experience,
3 years management experience,
3 years knowledge of and experience in utilizing social networking/engagement tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat, Line, etc.,
-Strong leadership, communication (written and verbal), presentation and organizational skills,
-Proficiency in utilizing MS Office Products, relational databases, and general office technologies,
-Knowledge of best practices in Alumni Relations or other constituent relations field,
-Experience/ability/comfort with national and international business travel,
-Must own and/or have access to an automobile; must maintain a valid driver license. This position requires obtaining and reviewing motor vehicle records (MVRs) prior to or during consideration of application as well as ongoing review through California’s Electronic Pull Notice (EPN) Program. This position is contingent upon meeting and maintaining acceptable and satisfactory driver’s driving records.
-Higher education experience 5+years,
-Proficiency in utilizing the Banner Advancement database,
-Fluency in a foreign language a plus,
-Familiarity with/involvement in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and/or other organizations that serve alumni and/or constituent relations professionals,
-Experience in volunteering and managing volunteers
Location: La Verne Central Campus
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu
The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation
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