The Assistant Engagement Director will coordinate key programs to strengthen engagement among Marquette alumni, parents and friends in support of the campaign. This position serves to enhance relationships with some of the university’s most influential benefactors through thoughtful execution of engagement programs in conjunction with university partners.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Partner with teammates to identify, plan and execute broad and affinity-based programming to support campaign initiatives 2.Lead engagement efforts to cultivate and steward benefactors 3.Oversee events around Marquette's priorities and affinity groups as they arise 4.Execute regional athletic, stewardship and campaign programming that instills pride and inspires philanthropic support of the university 5.Plan annual Blue & Gold Fund Auction, one of the university's premier fundraising events, including strong volunteer management of auction committee, facilitation of on-site and online auction and coordination of sponsorship and event execution 6.Event responsibilities include invitation design and list development, promotion planning and implementation, program ideation and management of event speakers, coordinating event logistics directly or in conjunction with campus partners, preparing materials to staff university leaders, staffing events (including travel where relevant) and coordinating post-event follow-up 7.Integrate university and campaign messages; align university priorities through event programming 8.Manage volunteers to help advance initiatives and campaign priorities, manage expectations and foster their relationship with the university 9.Forecast events and budgetary needs 10.Foster and maintain productive relationships with all areas of University Advancement, departments across campus, and with alumni, parents and friends 11.Stay informed on current university initiatives, research and educational programs, and activities 12.Attend university events and volunteer meetings, often during evenings and weekends 13. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
At least 5-7 years of event planning, high-level staffing and volunteer management experience
Marketing and/or development experience a plus.
A proven track record of strategic, entrepreneurial and creative success.
The demonstrated ability to thrive in a culture that is results-oriented and fast paced and the ability to build strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization is needed.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Budget oversight and management skills are essential.
Commitment to Marquette's character as an urban institution, its goals, mission, and Jesuit Catholic tradition is needed.
The ability to travel; evening and weekend hours required.
Internal Number: 11775
About Marquette University
Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it.