The Assistant Vice President, Lifelong Engagement, is responsible for engaging, managing, and maintaining lifelong relationships between alumni, parents, faculty/staff, friends, and donors of the University of Miami. The Assistant Vice President, Lifelong Engagement, will work with the Associate Vice President of Engagement, to create a truly integrated engagement and giving strategy for the entire University community. The plan includes both short-term and long-term goals and objectives as well as timeline and budget projections.
The Assistant Vice President will be charged to manage a team that will establish and build relationships with a wide range of constiutents locally, regionally, nationally and internationally through strategic programs and initiatives as well as create a strategic communication strategy including direct mail, email, web, and social media.
The Assistant Vice President, Lifelong Engagement, will manage a team responsible for the engagement of more than 30 regional ’Canes networks; regional engagement programming; all campus-based engagement; Alumni Weekend and reunion activities; alumni benefits and services; alumni career services; special constituencies; and educational engagement of alumni.
While the emphasis of responsibilities lies in promoting, enhancing and expanding our contacts with Miami alumni, the Assistant Vice President will be expected to identify and engage other individuals who, through their relationship and standing in their respective community, have the ability to benefit the University and to influence others to do the same. The Assistant Vice President and staff also have important collegial relationships with University Communications for input in the Alumni Digest section of the University of Miami’s alumni magazine, the Miami magazine.
Among the administrative and operational responsibilities of the Assistant Vice President of Alumni Relations:
• Serves as a volunteer engagement expert and strategically pairs up constituencies with opportunities for engagement, working to actively move volunteers through a pipeline of involvement and trajectory of giving. • Develops and manages a portfolio of constituent prospects to engage and solicit on an annual basis as well as oversees the engagement/fundraising components of the team. • Responsible for the strategic direction and management of a comprehensive regional engagement strategy. • Develops programs and events that encompass both engagement and giving components, and fosters a high level of participation that meets the established metrics/goals developed for the program. • Identify and develop new program opportunities and establish appropriate goals for designated programs. • Identify and recruit volunteers to provide support for university programs, such as Young Alumni Leadership Council, UM Alumni Association Board, student recruitment representatives, alumni career services, reunion committees, Annual Giving, and campaign initiatives.
In consultation with the Associate Vice President to engage the interest and input of appropriate administrative and academic officers, and that of top volunteer leadership, to promote institutional programs and projects which are consistent with the priorities of the University and the University's development agenda.
• To monitor the ongoing activities of the program areas as they relate to defined goals; procedures, staffing, budget and timetables. • To prepare and administer the overall annual budget based on the programmatic needs of the department. • To examine and evaluate current programs and activities and to initiate endeavors as necessary to build sustaining and enduring relationships with constituents. • Expected to provide the highest level of quality customer service to faculty, students, co-workers and general public.
Education and Training: Baccalaureate degree with major emphasis in Business/Marketing and/or Communications preferred.
Experience: Seven to ten years of experience in supervising staff and working with volunteer-based support groups and special events coordination. Three to five years experience in fundraising. Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are necessary, with a philosophy of teamwork and hands on implementation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and the ability to interact with all types of individuals. Willingness to travel, work evenings and weekends.
Relationships: Works in harmony with co-workers to help to provide optimum organization; follows directions of, accepts constructive criticism and seeks advice from supervisor.
Employment variables: a minimum of 40 hours with extreme flexibility due to the high time demands of the position. Schedule may be subject to change. Willingness and ability to travel regularly is required (at a minimum once a month).
Apply online at www.miami.edu/careers
Position #: R100032190
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