This Executive Director position provides strategy and leadership to build and maintain productive relationships with alumni and friends of Kenan-Flagler Business School across the state, country and around the world. The person in this role will lead efforts in creating and sustaining a strong value proposition for alumni regarding the Kenan-Flagler community that keeps a lifetime dialogue between the school and its constituents. The goal is to engage our alumni community to actively contribute back to the school through: philanthropic support, recruiting students into our degree programs, sourcing internships and/or full-time opportunities; making connections with business leaders to expand Kenan-Flagler’s portfolio of business partners; leadership development; and/or engaging in school activity that enriches the student experience, expands the schools research reputation and brand.
The Executive Director will develop and deliver a strategic vision and program to foster strong relationships with all alumni of the School by engaging them in the life of the institution and with one another. This person will be responsible for the overall administration, including strategic planning, staffing and program development, in pursuit of these goals. With over 36,000 alumni, this person will play a critical role in connecting alumni to the school so they feel a sense of pride and obligation for the School’s success. This person will develop programs that create a sense of investment in matriculated students so they are poised to become highly engaged alumni. Success will be evaluated by increased engagement and individual giving.
The Executive Director reports to the Associate Dean for Advancement and serves as a leader within the Advancement office, throughout the school and across the UNC campus. The position will have frequent communication with alumni, corporate partners, and senior school and university administrators.
Education and Experience:
Seven or more years of experience in positions demonstrating leadership, management, and strategic thinking required with five or more years of direct solicitation required, with a preference for experience within university advancement and/or higher education administration.
The successful candidate will also possess exceptional interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication skills, a spirit of creativity, a demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities, strong organizational skills, excellent computer and software skills and the ability to work collegially and effectively as a member of UNC Kenan-Flagler and the larger UNC community. Willingness and ability to travel and to work nights and weekends, as required
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 171014
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