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The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at the Drucker School reports to the Claremont Graduate University Director of Alumni Engagement and is responsible for coordinating the development, implementation, marketing and execution of new and existing graduate alumni programs, events and services designed to foster a lifelong connection between alumni and the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
The regular hours for this position are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Hours may vary due to the needs of the University or the department.
The Assistant Director plays a key role in creatively engaging and re-engaging the Drucker School of Management’s 5000+ global alumni in order to provide several benefits to the School. In addition to engaging the alumni community, the AD’s efforts will also assist recruiting efforts by helping expose students to our programs by offering access to industry events, guest speakers, mentors, internships, projects, and career opportunities via work with the alumni community. The Assistant Director will also support alumni by managing the Lifelong Learning Initiative and promoting the post-graduate support offered by the Drucker School’s Office of Career Strategy. S/he will also engage with alumni to support fundraising efforts by qualifying potential donors to the University.
Specific responsibilities include:
Enhance the Drucker School’s alumni database by identifying alumni from around the world and collecting current contact information.
Plans and implements alumni programs and events which encourage alumni to volunteer, lead, serve and give back to the Drucker School of Management . The range of activities is broad and includes large events such as Drucker Day to smaller monthly events such as the Drucker Breakfast Club. The events can be domestic or international with many taking place in Claremont and the surrounding communities.
Develops volunteer opportunities; recruits, trains, supports and recognizes global volunteers.
Works closely with the Director of External Relations for the Drucker School to ensure engagement with alumni is coordinated and the relationships leveraged in the right way.
Provides support to the Drucker School Boards of Advisors as required, which include but are not limited to the Drucker School Industry Advisory Board and the Financial Engineering Advisory Board.
Receives direction from and works closely with fundraising staff who support the Drucker School of Management to identify opportunities for alumni to donate money to the School.
Works closely with the Director of Alumni Engagement at CGU to develop joint programs between the Drucker School of Management and Claremont Graduate University, as well as Drucker faculty, staff and other CGU leadership.
Attends on campus and local alumni events. This may require travel for out-of-area events and other alumni meetings as needed.
Develops metrics to ensure alumni programs support the goals of the school including development, admissions, student engagement and placement.
Oversees, develops, prepares and monitors budgets relating to alumni events and programs.
Gathers information about alumni and works closely with marketing and communications to ensure alumni stories are publicized. Attends professional development conferences and meetings as appropriate and dependent on available funding.
Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Experience in industry or education in an event planning capacity
Demonstrated project management and volunteer management experience
Demonstrated ability to innovate and design new program initiatives
Exceptional organizational, human relations, supervisory, and writing skills and must be comfortable with public speaking
Must be able to negotiate contracts with outside vendors
High comfort level and adaptability with technology
Experience with social media platforms
Excellent interpersonal skills are required including tact, empathy, candor, and kindness. Must be able to work with diverse groups and constituencies including alumni, students, faculty, administrators, trustees and employers
Must be a self-motivated, creative and innovative professional with the ability to solve problems with creativity and diplomacy
The ability to manage multiple priorities and complex projects in a team-oriented environment, while maintaining attention to details
Travel and working nights and weekends as required.
A Bachelor’s Degree, Masters is preferred. Additional education may substitute for experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides the required skills and ability. A minimum of 3+ years of experience in alumni relations and external affairs with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership. Other relevant experience will be considered. Experience in event planning and fundraising required.
Must possess a valid California Driver’s License, have a driving record that meets the requirements of an eligible CGU driver, and be able to travel to meet with a wide variety of university constituents. Evening and weekend hours are required and over-night travel is expected.
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The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.