Regional Engagement Officer – Northeast US OR Southeast US
Two Openings The Ohio State University Alumni Association
The Ohio State University Alumni Association is excited to announce two new openings for Regional Engagement Officers. The first will serve as the official liaison between the university and the Southeast US region and metro areas of Atlanta and Sarasota/Bradenton/Venice, FL while the second will cover the Northeast US and Asia regions and metro areas of New York City and Washington D.C.
The Regional Engagement Officer (REO) will broaden and deepen alumni and constituent engagement with Ohio State by developing more purposeful, meaningful, impactful and mutually beneficial relationships. They are a subject matter expert for engagement strategies and develops, implements, and evaluates new or existing activities, program, services and communications within the region(s). The REO is also the direct connection and lead engagement strategist for those 20+ Alumni Clubs located within the Southeast/Northeast US and Asia regions and the target metro areas.
They will identify and train volunteers and ambassadors to support the Alumni Association and Office of Advancement’s engagement strategies and will have oversight of assisting Alumni Club volunteers with speaker requests and related travel arrangements, financial and scholarship-related processes, forms and filing requirements, and the creation, revision and maintenance of constitutions. The Southeast region has a highly robust and dedicated alumni base. The university visits the Naples, FL area often and it is a very important strategic region for the University. The state of Florida is a very vibrant state for Ohio State alumni and fans, and a significant amount of time will be spent with the groups in this state. Within the Northeast region are New York City and Washington D.C. Both cities are very important markets for Ohio State, and many different departments travel to those areas to put on events. Government Affairs and the John Glenn college have staff in Washington D.C. and the REO for this region will get great opportunity to work with those individuals, as well as others looking to engage in the market. This role also has the incredible opportunity to work with eight vibrant international alumni groups in Asia and the Middle East. This role interacts with the China and India Global Gateways on a regular basis. The Northeast US and Asia REO will have many opportunities to engage with fellow OSU departments to engage alumni and further the mission of Ohio State.
The Regional Engagement Officers report to the Regional Engagement Officer Lead and operate with a high degree of independence, decision making capabilities, judgment, consistency, discretion and fiscal responsibility to include managing expenditures against an established budget. They must be adaptable to shifting priorities and demands to include work week travel (up to 50%) and occasional evening and weekend work. Annually, the REO will be able to illustrate metrics as determined by current engagement strategies and goals, such as the number of PSM's (personal scheduled meetings).
All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies: leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness.
First 1-3 months 1)Complete necessary trainings and orientation from Ohio State, University Advancement, and the Alumni Association. 2)Complete communications with each alumni club, with a conversation via phone or Skype with the club leader. 3)Take at least two trips to region to engage with alumni and visit alumni club leaders and/or the club events.
First 3-6 months 1) Set travel schedule for the rest of the fiscal year. 2) Met with and planned events proposed for the region with Advancement Event partner 3) Work towards comfortability with providing guidance and suggestions on activities in region to different constituencies including alumni club leaders, advancement staff, and other Ohio State department staff.
First 12 months 1) Build confidence in ability and identity as expert in region and able to provide strong guidance and suggestions on activities within region. 2) Prepare plans on engagement in region for next fiscal year 3) Complete metrics for Regional Engagement Officer
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