Associate Director, Regional Programs
University of Chicago - Alumni Relations & Development - San Francisco, CA

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Associate Director, Regional Programs - West – 094761

Job Summary

Develop a strategic plan for assigned regions designed to cultivate, maintain and strengthen alumni ties to the University. Collaborate with colleagues to identify areas in the region where alumni relations activity would be helpful to the University's efforts to build community, and share best practices from other regions. Work effectively with internal and external partners to achieve goals and objectives. Manage the annual budget associated for assigned programs. Track spending and income on a monthly basis; revise projections quarterly.

Develop and implement a strategic plan with specific and measurable annual and multi-year goals based on constituent data analysis of the region that supports the University's strategic priorities. Develop strong local volunteer organizations and assist volunteers in generating alumni programs in their communities. Recruit and support volunteer leadership for the alumni clubs and any other volunteer networks in the region. Ensure the smooth operation of club boards and committees. Monitor succession plans for elected volunteer leaders. Organize and present hands-on volunteer training sessions at regular intervals.

Evaluate division calendar and seek feedback about dates for alumni club events to maximize attendance and avoid conflict with other University regional events. Design and execute events for the University community that meet specified, strategic goals and that include actionable follow-up. Develop and coordinate production of regional mailings and emails to market University initiatives in the region. Develop strong working relationships with staff campus-wide to coordinate programs and services for alumni, parents and friends.

Plan cultivation dinners or gatherings associated with University initiatives to maximize alumni engagement and giving. Strategically identify areas in region where alumni relations activity would be helpful to the University's efforts to build community as well as identify and support volunteers in those areas. Travel frequently to meet with alumni and constituents in the region to build and strengthen participation in all areas of the University.


Bachelor's degree or higher required.


A minimum three years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations or similar work required.

A minimum of one year of leading a project team or managing staff required.