Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Director of Regional Alumni Engagement is responsible for developing and executing the strategic vision of Elon's alumni-led regional chapters.
The Assistant Director will supervise the Coordinator of Regional Alumni Engagement in setting and managing both annual goals and long-range plans for regional engagement. Additionally, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the direct management of key alumni-led regional chapters. This includes, but is not limited to, planning and implementing events, organizing communication to alumni constituents, recruiting, training, and sustaining new and returning alumni volunteers and serving as a liaison and manger for chapter presidents.
The person in this position is expected to be a key leader within the Alumni Engagement team and play a vital role in helping University Advancement achieve its engagement and fundraising goals.
Requires bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university; masters degree is a plus but not required. Elon graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Special Skills Or Experience:
The Assistant Director must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with diverse constituents in this external-facing role. He/She must exhibit strong strategic planning and implementation skills and must be able to lead efforts in setting priorities and meeting goals. In addition to the ability to speak persuasively in public, he/she must be an effective volunteer manager with the ability to recruit, train, engage, and lead volunteers towards meeting shared goals. The Assistant Director must be detail-oriented, efficient, and able to handle diversified tasks concurrently. Evening and weekend hours are involved and the ability to travel is required.
Position requires experience with developing and executing goals, program reviews, and managing both external and internal relationships. Additionally, the position requires the ability to meet face-to-face with all levels of constituents and ability to handle constituent complaints. The position requires the ability to effectively lead others towards a shared goal and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Length Of Experience:
Two to four years professional/internship experience in events, sales, marketing or customer service experience and/or volunteer management preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Manage a portfolio of the 7+ largest alumni chapters, including the direct management of their volunteer boards and annual events. 2. In partnership with the Coordinator of Regional Alumni Engagement, ensure that all digital platforms for alumni chapters are regularly maintained (social media, alumni website, etc.). 3. Identify and recruit potential volunteers for alumni chapters and clubs to maintain robust and sustainable leadership boards for each. 4. Develop and maintain internal timelines for alumni chapter events including pre-and-post communication schedules; coordinate with University Communications and Advancement Communications as needed. 5. In partnership with the Director, develop and track annual goals for all aspects of regional alumni engagement. 6. Execute the annual chapter volunteer retreat hosted each summer in partnership with the Coordinator. 7. Provide direct management over the Young Alumni Council, including but not limited to: membership identification and selection, leadership team recruitment, and identification of areas of collaboration within Alumni Engagement and University Advancement. 8. Plan and implement the annual Young Alumni Council meeting weekends, coordinating meeting logistics and building out meeting agendas. 9. Serve as the direct supervisor for the Coordinator of Regional Alumni Engagement. 10. Assist the Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Campaign Operations with regional presidential events as needed. 11. Support and staff University Advancement and Alumni Engagement events such as Homecoming, Parent's Weekend, Evenings for Elon, etc. 12. Other duties as assigned.
Position requires the ability to and experience with making presentations to various groups of constituencies. Additionally, the position requires the ability to meet face to face with all levels of constituents and ability to handle constituent complaints. The position requires the ability to work effectively as a team member, work on multiple projects, possess strong leadership, organization and customer relations skills.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.