Hiring in progress
Job ID: 900528
Job Family: Unclassified
Department: Development & Alumni Affairs
Pay Range: Low 40's
The Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement will be responsible for chapter programming in cities nationally and internationally where SMU is not engaged in primary campaign activity (currently 42 cities); two of SMU’s three affinity chapters; the SMU Connections program in partnership with the Hegi Family Career Center; and the Dallas Young Alumni Operation Committee of the Young Alumni Board.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Handle volunteer recruitment, management and retention for SMU Connection, Blue and Affinity Chapters, and Dallas Young Alumni Operating Committee;
- Maintain ongoing and up-to-date chapter volunteer lists and requests for assignments;
- Coordinate and oversee chapter and group event logistics and programs in chapter areas as part of the effort to increase the number of engaged alumni volunteers and to cultivate prospects for major giving:
- Identify and recruit potential chapter leadership in collaboration with the Alumni and Young Alumni Boards;
- Create program calendar and execute events;
- Manage events follow-up;
- Work closely with the National Major Giving team to keep planning cohesive with Campaign activity in chapters under Asst. Director’s management;
- Oversee program Web site and other communication of chapter programs to alumni;
- Provide chapter handbooks to chapter leadership teams;
- Develop, manage and oversee budget(s) and develop annual plan of action for all programming under responsibility in coordination with Associate Director;
- Oversee the regional committee of the Alumni Board;
- Create program documentation and communications.
Bachelor degree is required. A minimum of three years’ work experience is required, preferably in higher education and/or with a non-profit. Experience working with volunteers or as a volunteer and some experience managing event logistics is also required. Knowledge of SMU traditions and culture is a plus. Experience working in a fast-paced team environment is preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong leadership, customer service, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Candidate must possess strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently. Must also possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to be resourceful, proactive and seek assistance as needed.
Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team-environment. Must demonstrate a proficiency in Microsoft Office applications: Word and Excel.
Candidate must be willing to make “cold calls” in order to recruit volunteers. Must also be able to think creatively when it comes to event and budget management.
Candidate must be available to work some weekends and evenings; position will require some travel.
For full consideration candidate must include a cover letter detailing volunteer and/or work experience that matches the stated requirements.
Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by January 15, 2014. Deadline to Apply : January 27, 2014. Please visit our website to apply, or submit resume and cover letter to: Search Committee, Job ID 900528, P.O. Box 750232, Dallas, TX 75275-0232.