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



Director of Development (Job Announcement) Albany State University #hbcu #jobs #hbcujobs


Department: Institutional Advancement
Nature of Work: The director serves as the administrative officer for the advancement division and assists the vice president in maintaining day to day activities for the division, including responsibility for budget management.In addition, this person serves in a supervisory capacity for the following staff: Annual Giving Officer and Advancement Services Coordinator. The director of development also is expected to plan, direct and implement a comprehensive major gift program that reaches out to all university’s constituencies, including alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, retirees, friends of the university, corporations and foundations with emphasis on major gifts of $10,000. Must maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and, in addition to, managing all moves associated with those prospects, she/he must attend all meetings of the Prospect Management Committee. Will plan and execute a comprehensive stewardship program using gift clubs and societies.
Training and Experience: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of three years experience in higher education required. Must have experience in planning, organizing and implementing advancement programs in one or more of the following areas: development, alumni affairs, and prospect research. Must be knowledgeable of continuous quality improvement principle preferred. Must have excellent written and oral communications skills.
Testing Requirements:
Illustrative Examples of Work: Supervises and coordinates the following staff: Annual Giving Officer and Advancement Services Coordinator; sets strategies and goals for each staff person and monitors progress toward goals; works with trustees and volunteers as assigned; utilizes the moves management process in identifying, qualifying and cultivating and soliciting at least 100 prospects per year. (A minimum of one to two days a week should be spent out of the office in this process); Increases the pool of major gift prospects by identifying new alumni, corporations, and individual prospects; develops cultivation and solicitation strategies with the Prospect Management Team; attends regular prospect management meetings; prepares all call reports and briefings in a timely manner and submits a weekly report showing activity responsible for staff development program for all advancement staff, including orientation for new employees;
prepares, and maintains policy and procedure manual for the division; performs other duties as assigned by the vice president.
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)
Open Until Filled
FTE: 1.0
Special Instructions to Applicants: All applicants are required to submit a one page document written in 12 font size and double spaced describing their fundraising experience. This document is required by all applicants by the application deadline.