Functional expert responsible for the planning, staffing, and tactical execution of programs & events designed to strategically identify & cultivate alumni in meaningful ways that result in engaged volunteers & donors. Coordinates and executes a variety of virtual programming including preparing all briefings and all follow up. Executes in-person and hybrid Alumni Relations events. Performs research and maintains database on pipeline of speakers and topical engagement opportunities. Supports alumni relations team events including Reunion. Serves as liaison to both University and Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA). May supervise student workers and/or support staff.
Administers & maintains existing strategic plans.
Recommends changes & improvements to maximize & ensure most effective & efficient use of revenue streams ultimately leading to a culture of engagement & participation with the University.
Involves high level of collaboration with internal department partners and high level of collaboration with University partners in implementing and expanding existing relationships to accomplish strategic goals.
Prospects & Gifts
Manages pipeline of potential speakers and engagement opportunities.
Manages 1 or more portions of alumni engagement or participation (annual giving) programming.
Works with development officers to implement strategies that will maximize dollars raised & participation of donors. Including sharing summaries of events, programming notes and engagement opportunities.
Markets & promotes events using broadcast email, individual web pages, &/or social media.
Assists in scheduling details such as venue, space, caterers, musicians, technical requirements, name tags, etc.
Prepares event plans, briefings & summaries.
Reviews information & recommends “best practices” for future events.
Supports other key events including Reunion.
Organizes and executes administrative aspects of production and distribution of constituent communications.
Includes data manipulation.
Manages timelines and related expenses.
Coordinates graphic design and/or scripting.
Documents results & response levels.
Responsible for tracking participants & volunteers, recording engagement, and donor interactions in database.
Optimizes the use of technology including social media for marketing, communications & data reporting & analysis.
Assists in the development of dashboards & metrics which provide quantitative analysis of program & event outcomes.
Implements & administers approved budget for designated programs &/or events.
Supervises or leads part-time, temporary, and/or work/study employee.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 years development, marketing, sales or the equivalent experience is required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Organization, detail oriented, able to take verbal/oral instruction
Higher education experience preferred.
Experience executing virtual events preferred.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40940
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.