As a member of the Alumni Association team reporting to the Senior Director, Alumni Engagement, the Associate Director, Alumni Engagement is responsible for the planning and execution of Alumni Weekend, Homecoming and other alumni reunion and engagement activities that strengthen alumni connections to Miami University.
Manage the development, implementation, organization and evaluation of programming, budget and activities for class and group reunions and boards, with specific emphasis on diverse alumni groups (eg: LGBTQ+, Myaamia, Hillel, etc..) and university-wide reunion leadership. Serve as lead for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming, including but not limited to: primary liaison with campus partners (Advancement colleagues, Conferences and Events, Communications, Physical Facilities and Student Dining and Housing; Student Life), external vendors (including manage RFPs, schedules, contracts) and community organizations (OPD, Oxford Visitors Bureau); budget planning and oversight; plan, promote and coordinate major reunion schedules and logistics. Strategize and grow alumni group and reunion volunteer committees: train/monitor staff/peers to work with volunteers; solicit/recruit volunteers; coordinate with annual fund and development on fundraising initiatives; lead select committees to assist with the planning and implementation of communications, programs, fundraising, and volunteer training and management. Identify new reunion and group programming, cultivation and engagement strategies to increase attendance and awareness to alumni, students, community, faculty and staff. In conjunction with Advancement Corporate and Foundation Relations, identify and execute a sponsorship program for reunion programming. Work in partnership with the Advancement Communications to promote reunions in print, online and social media. Track metrics and data points to make strategic business decisions, determine effectiveness of programs, and to discover and cultivate opportunities for programmatic collaboration; produce reports and recommendations.
Bachelor’s degree. Three to five years of work experience. Organized and task-oriented with demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills. Must possess the ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Ability to work collaboratively, proactively and positively. Strong communication skills with excellent written and verbal skills. Strong understanding and commitment to customer service. Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
Knowledge of Miami University. Experience in alumni relations, non-profit or higher education. Experience in volunteer management.
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