Job Posting InformationPosition Type Administrative Staff
Classification Title Administrative Staff Position Title Executive Director for Alumni and Family Engagement Position Number A00056 Pay Grade Level AD 01 Salary Competitive Department Alumni and Family Engagement Posting Number S 121301134 Full or Part Time Full Time Number of Months 12 Position End Date FTE 1 Work Schedule
Exempt position. Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week plus evening and weekend activities.
Extensive travel is required.
The Executive Director for Alumni and Family Engagement (AFE) serves as the chief engagement officer of the college, is a vital member of the advancement team within Institutional Advancement and serves on the divisional program director committee. The Executive Director will execute a new strategic plan for alumni engagement as part of an integrated advancement model, which has become a key goal within the college's newly adopted comprehensive fundraising campaign. The Executive Director and their team, within the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement, will be charged with building and coordinating an institution-wide approach to activating alumni, parents, and families to support the college, our students, and one another. The Executive Director has the responsibility of leading, organizing, collaborating, and evaluating engagement efforts across the college, with management responsibility for a team of 10. The Executive Director will report directly to the Associate Vice President and Campaign Director.
The Executive Director will work to develop and implement a leading program to inspire the involvement of our alumni. The results of this work will develop deeper connections with Denison, add value to the lives of our alumni, help drive an increase in philanthropic investments, provide meaningful opportunities for service to the college and our alumni, and make full use of the talents of our alumni through the development of a life-long engagement model.
Essential Job Functions
A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is at least eight years of applicable experience in progressively responsible leadership positions within alumni relations, university advancement or nonprofit management.
Must have a current, valid driver's license and must be insurable under Denison's liability insurance policy.
Key Attributes :
Conversant in contemporary approaches with alumni engagement work and comfortable with the ways it inspires philanthropy.
Experience with volunteer and board management best practices.
Proven record of leadership, management, and supervisory skills and experience in coaching high-performance teams.
Excellent planning and budgetary management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively on a team, across organizational structures, and collaborate with diverse populations.
Proven track record utilizing data points to support effective decision making on behalf of the engagement programs.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Regular travel, frequent evening and weekend work.
Understanding of basic marketing principles.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of alumni engagement within a high performing team.
Previous work experience within a higher education environment.
Experience with RENXT and/or other Advancement technologies.
Normal demands associated with general office work and frequent travel on behalf of the University.
Contact(s) Contact Phone/Extension Contact Email Open Date 01/04/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Denison University has partnered with Aspen Leadership Group in the search for an Executive Director for Alumni and Family Engagement. You may view the position prospectus or submit an application via this link: https: // opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/1242 .
Position open until filled.
Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the College.
Final candidate must provide proof of academic degree(s).
Denison University Background Check Statement
The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.
Denison University EEO Statement
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Posting Supplemental Questions
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