The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the Alumni Engagement Manager.
Specific Job Requirements: An undergraduate degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possess 3- 5 years of experience in prospect management, personal solicitations, affinity and reunion management. Proven ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple projects and duties in a timely manner despite interruptions, fluctuating workload, conflicting deadlines, and multiple constituent requests. Possess an understanding of higher education and the ability to build alliances, navigate challenges, think creatively, and work collaboratively. Strong organizational skills with proven ability in scheduling, calendaring and coordinating logistics for meetings, special events, and mailings which support programs. Commitment to customer service and working as a team with other advancement staff. Demonstrated ability to use the Internet and other resources to research and obtain information as assigned. Demonstrated ability to coordinate work of volunteers/students. Strong organizational skills to be able to plan, coordinate, and implement multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines. Strong communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive development materials. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively and interact with diverse constituents within and outside the university. Ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor including confidentiality, credibility, honesty, integrity, trust and the ability to motivate others.
General Job Requirements: Knowledge of basic fundraising resources, techniques, and strategies. Strong editing skills with attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy. Ability to plan and implement meetings, communications, and events which support programs. Technical ability to learn and use enterprise software needed for the position. Ability to use tact and diplomacy; to communicate persuasively about fund-raising in general and in particular, as it applies to Chapman University. Ability to work independently, take initiative, and exercise discretion and judgment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Desired: Knowledge of and/or experience with college or alumni activities. Knowledge of Chapman University policies and procedures.
Notice to Applicants: This position will be posted for a minimum of 5 business days and may close at any time after that without prior notice.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.