This announcement is posted as available position openings occur. New positions will be held open for a minimum of five days from the date of posting. Repeat postings may be closed at any time. Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying United States citizenship, or for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States. According to position requirements, passing a background check and/or a functional capacity test may also be required. For further information, please call 909-607-7816, view our Web page at www.cgu.edu or inquire in person at the Human Resources Department, 150 East Tenth Street, Harper 118, Claremont, CA 91711.
The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving is part of a team responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive engagement program for alumni relations and annual giving in support of Claremont Graduate University’s mission. The Assistant Director will support activities focused on enhancing alumni loyalty and pride among a 20,000+ alumni community through alumni volunteer management, special events, outreach, annual giving, and programs designed to increase participation and build financial support. The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving reports to the Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving.
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.
Support the implementation of a comprehensive alumni engagement and communication plan to strengthen relationships between the University and more than 20,000 alumni.
Support the execution of alumni giving initiatives that involve a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies including email, direct mail, phone, social media, and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support.
Collaborate with development colleagues on the identification of alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development related activities via written contact reports.
Serve as staff liaison and ex-officio member of one or more alumni volunteer groups.
Assist with developing and reviewing volunteer affinity groups, and regional and international networks.
Assist with developing and reviewing volunteer onboarding, off-boarding and recognition programs. Assist the Director with the development and implementation of revenue driven affinity groups.
Provide operational support for alumni events and programming, including the Alumni Summit, the Distinguished Alumni Awards, lifelong learning programs, lecture series, among others.
Facilitate programming to share with current and recent graduates that communicates the importance of philanthropy and what it means to be a CGU alum.
Represent the alumni office at student events, including supporting student activities such as commencement, international student mixers, and Graduate Student Council activities.
Partner with staff and faculty across campus to track alumni engagement and input alumni participation in the alumni database.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned or directed by the Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving.
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.
Demonstrated experience with annual giving and/or fundraising campaigns.
Demonstrated project management and volunteer management experience.
Exceptional organizational, human relations, writing skills, and must be comfortable with public speaking and making cold calls.
High comfort level and adaptability with technology including CRM software.
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 a fundraising capacity with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with various constituent communities. Other relevant experience will be considered. Experience in event planning and project management 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.
APPLICANTS ACCEPTABILITY FOR POSITIONS REQUIRING USE OF A COLLEGE VEHICLE IS CONTINGENT UPON A DRIVING RECORD ACCEPTABLE TO THE COLLEGE’S AUTOMOBILE LIABILITY INSURANCE. PROMOTION FROM WITHIN IS ENCOURAGED WHENEVER QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES OF CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY ARE AVAILABLE. INTERESTED EMPLOYEES ARE URGED TO CONTACT THE DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES IF QUALIFIED FOR ANY OF THE ABOVE OPENINGS. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT DEPARTMENTS DIRECTLY.
Claremont Graduate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws. Claremont Graduate University is committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically handicapped, Vietnam-era veterans and women.
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.