The director of alumni and parent programs plays a vital role in supporting the mission of St. Edward’s University. Reporting to the Vice President of University Advancement, the director is a member of the Advancement Senior Staff and works closely with the Associate Vice President for Development, Annual Giving and other Development staff to develop and enhance relationships with alumni and parents of the university. The director supervises a staff of four and is responsible for the day-to-day management of all programs designed to strengthen alumni and parent relations. The Alumni and Parent Programs staff is also supported by the Advancement Services team which provides event and operational support of activities and manages the alumni database.
Plan and implement interactive programs and special events such as Homecoming/Family Weekend, social and educational programs, regional chapter and affinity activities, and service projects.
Design, develop, and implement volunteer initiatives designed to support Alumni Board strategic objectives, especially as they relate to promoting admissions, career mentoring and support of St. Edward’s University.
Create, design and implement a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy to promote involvement and support of St. Edward’s University with alumni and parents.
Identify, recruit, train, manage and recognize alumni and parent volunteers.
Oversee development and management of 22 alumni chapters.
Oversee all web related communication initiatives to maintain relationships with alumni and parents.
Provide staff support for Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Serve as alumni liaison to marketing staff and university programs.
Carry out other duties as assigned by the vice president.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
Five years related experience required.
Management and supervision of multiple staff members required.
Enthusiasm for direct, regular, on-going personal interaction with alumni and parents required.
Understanding of higher education required. Higher education experience preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Ability to work in an office where teamwork and professional respect are the foundation for achievement.
Understanding and appreciation of Catholic character and Holy Cross traditions of St. Edward’s University.
Regular travel, evening and weekend work required.
Successful completion of an employment/criminal history background check required.
Regionally competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
St. Edward's University - 15 months ago