Under general direction of the Director, the External Engagement Manager leads Horn Entrepreneurship’s alumni community strategic project and works in collaboration with program leads for Horn Entrepreneurship’s extensive youth, enrichment, academic, venture support & commercialization, alumni & community and other offerings. The Manager also works with representatives from the Office of Development to facilitate the engagement of prospective donors. As part of the Horn Entrepreneurship team, the Manager works in a fast-paced, purpose- driven and dynamic environment.
The External Engagement Manager plays a critical role facilitating and monitoring both in- bound and pro-active engagement of alumni, seasoned entrepreneurs, business leaders and others from the broader community in Horn Entrepreneurship offerings. Through these activities, the Manager helps to enhance the positive impact of Horn’s educational programs on student learning.
Maintain an in-depth understanding of all Horn Entrepreneurship offerings and their specific opportunities for external engagement.
Collaborate with the Horn Director and other team members to establish external engagement objectives and monitor and report key results.
In-Bound Relationship Management
Serve as the initial point of contact for UD alumni and others who express interest in learning more about Horn Entrepreneurship and its many opportunities for external engagement.
Collaborate with the Horn Director, representatives from the Office of Development and program leads to determine and manage the process of engaging prospects in Horn offerings (based on the perceived alignment between a given prospect’s interests and capacities and the requirements/needs associated with specific engagement opportunities).
External (Pro-Active) Engagement
Collaborate with program leads to determine their needs for external engagement and work with the Marketing Manager and other members of the Horn team to proactively target potential prospects.
Represent Horn Entrepreneurship at community and regional events that offer opportunities for networking and promoting opportunities for external engagement in Horn offerings
Relationship Management and Reporting
Support the Horn Director’s relationship management efforts involving high impact alumni and community members, including members of Horn Entrepreneurship’s National Advisory Board.
Collaborate with representatives from the Office of Development, especially the Director of Development for Entrepreneurship Initiatives to engage, qualify, cultivate and solicit gifts, as appropriate, from early career and Delaware Diamond Society prospects
Maintain records of external engagement and contact reports in electronic databases (Advance and Salesforce)
Oversee the gift acknowledgement process, including receiving gift notifications, creating thank you cards, and mailing acknowledgements to donors.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, entrepreneurship, business, sales, education or a related field and three years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to utilize customer relationship management software. Experience with Salesforce preferred.
Ability to communicate and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to handle multiple assignments concurrently and re-prioritize.
Ability to successfully adapt to rapid change.
Experience in project, relationship and volunteer management strongly preferred.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, as the responsibilities of the position will require participation in evening and weekend activities as well as local and regional travel
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