Job Description

Posting Date Job Number Job Title Revision Date Category Type Status
3/17/2017 32-17 Manager, Alumni Engagement 10/12/2017 Admin Full-Time Closed to Further Applications

Please submit a resume with Job No. 32-17. Instructions to complete the application are provided in a PDF format at the bottom of the recruitment posting. A link to upload a resume and/or other support documents is provided within the body of the online application. Please note that application materials must be completed in its entirety in order to be considered for the recruitment pool.

The Alumni Engagement Manager is an exempt, full-time administrator position which reports to the Director of Alumni Engagement.

The Alumni Engagement Manager position creates strategic and targeted engagement opportunities for both existing and new programming alumni and alumni related affinity groups. In this role, the incumbent manages the transition of these groups from quality engagement into quality participation points for Chapman University through monetary gifting on an annual basis.  In collaboration with university partners, the manager assists with developing and coordinating a comprehensive plan to engage Chapman's alumni which involves various modes of outreach to build relationships leading to gifting.  The incumbent oversees volunteer management for alumni affinity groups to include, but not limited to, Young Alumni, 50 Year Club Alumni, Reunions and Homecoming programs, along with other emerging opportunities such as Alumni of Student Organizations (ASO). This position performs other duties as assigned.


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.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
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