Director of Alumni Affairs (Job Announcement) Huston-Tillotson University #jobs #hbcu #hbcujobs

Director of Alumni Affairs

Position Title Director of Alumni Affairs
Essential Duties The Director of Alumni Affairs reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and has three primary functions: managing the Office of Alumni Affairs, coordinating the University’s alumni relations efforts, and coordinating and managing the Alumni Annual Fund program.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: working directly with the Vice President and other development staff to determine capital resource needs for the University and implementing a plan to secure those resources through the Alumni Annual Fund Program and other alumni related fundraising events; identifying, cultivating, and stewarding gifts from alumni and friends in support of the University’s funding priorities and providing appropriate records on each donor to the database manager for recording in the donor database; fostering positive relationships with all graduates, ex-students and parents, keeping them informed of events, activities and programs at the University; in cooperation with the Vice President and staff, establishing qualitative and quantitative goals and objectives to increase alumni giving and dollars raised; developing a system of accountability and providing monthly progress reports and assessments toward reaching those goals; working as the liaison to and resource person for the International Alumni Association in developing new chapters, providing workshops on leadership development, and when possible assisting with Association events; arranging meetings for the President of the University with alumni and alumni groups around the country; incorporating innovative and creative strategies relative to job responsibilities; using discretion and judgment to problem solve in a timely and effective fashion to increase alumni involvement in University events; working with the appropriate persons to update and maintain the Alumni web site in a timely fashion; assisting with material for the University Magazine including gathering data on alumni for feature articles; working with the Vice President on all United Negro College Fund events and fundraising; and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree, preferably from Huston-Tillotson University, graduate degree preferred; extensive experience in Alumni Relations at an institution of higher education or a related field may substitute for educational qualifications; excellent writing, speaking, interpersonal and management skills; proficiency in database applications – data entry and retrieval, mail merge, etc.; commitment to the mission of the University, to the leadership of the President, and to the development and growth of Huston-Tillotson University.
Salary Competitive
Position Type Staff
Employment Type Full-Time
Position Duration Ongoing
Reports to Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Posting Information

Posting Number 2014009
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 01/18/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes



Alumni Giving Specialist II (Job Announcement) Bethune Cookman #jobs #hbcu #hbcujobs

Alumni Giving Specialist II: Office of Institutional Advancement
In collaboration with the Alumni Giving Manager, the Alumni Giving Specialist II plans, implements, and executes programming and services for the University’s alumni. Areas of focus will include support with event planning, constituent research, alumni giving analysis reporting, alumni engagement, communications, social media, website management, and student/young alumni programming.
  • Deep dives in the giving patterns of the alumni base interpreting when and why they give.
  • Engages with alumni through strategies to stimulate the base into giving into the scholarship fund.
  • Develops and manages comprehensive undergraduate cultivation program with the goal of educating students about the B-CU Alumni Association and the importance of supporting the University.
  • Supports the University “Young Alumni” outreach program partnering with career services, using social media, special events and networking opportunities.
  • Supports department-wide projects, activities, and events as needed.
  • Communicates with alumni using mailings, e-mailings, publications and internet-based media.
  • Updates the alumni section of the College website, ensuring that information is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of successful annual giving experience is preferred, or a combination of general fundraising knowledge and experience.
  • Strong technology, analytical, writing and communication skills.
  • Must be results-oriented with a demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communications skills, must demonstrate mature judgment and possess the ability to develop relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and Raisers Edge.
  • Position requires working some evenings and weekends as well as travel.