Assistant Director - Alumni Programs - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Assistant Director of Alumni Programs is an essential member of University Advancement responsible for creating, executing, evaluating and supporting comprehensive and innovative alumni programs and networking opportunities that create impactful engagement between alumni and the University.

The Assistant Director participate as an active member of the Alumni Relations team and reports directly to the Interim Director of Alumni Relations and Giving to create and evaluate strategies as needed.


60% Alumni Relations Programing
•Oversee specific program development and execution for Alumni Relations engagement and stewardship initiatives;
•Create and implement alumni speaker series;
•Develop and implement new graduate networking opportunities;
•Establish a young alumni professional group in close partnership with the President’s Society fundraiser;
•Plan, execute and manage various alumni affinity events;
•Lead efforts to create strategy and support for social and digital engagement efforts including OurMSUDenver; and
•Provide ongoing support for Alumni Relations and Giving events.
•Conduct regular analysis and evaluation of programs.

30% Volunteer Recruitment and Management
•Work with Advancement Services to create a volunteer management tracking and reporting system to support volunteer management efforts;
•Actively recruit alumni volunteers for various programming and volunteer needs;
•Appropriately manage and steward alumni volunteers;
•Work with campus partners to identify volunteer opportunities;
•Work with University Advancement to match development prospects with available volunteer opportunities; and
•Provide regular reports to University Advancement team.
•Through the use of Raiser’s Edge, perform regular reports to University Advancement team.

10% Other Duties as Assigned
•Assist with implementing various alumni recognition programs including:
•Using Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign to create content for monthly alumni profiles.
•Collaborating with internal and external clients to produce monthly alumni profiles
•Assisting with the creation and distribution of a quarterly alumni e-newsletter;

•Maintain and update alumni contact reports and other prospect data; and
•Perform other related duties as assigned by the Interim Director of Alumni Relations and Giving.

Required Qualifications

1)Bachelor’s degree.
2)Minimum 2 years of professional experience
3)Minimum 1 year event planning experience
4)Experience in program development
5)Experience conducting program evaluation
6)Experience providing customer service;

Preferred Qualifications

1)Experience working in Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM software.
2)Evidence of successful creation, implementation and evaluation of projects.
3)Direct experience with Adobe Photoshop or InDesign; and
4)Experience working in higher education.
5) Demonstrated skills at building collaborative relationships with internal and external constituents;
6) Ability to maintain confidentiality.
7)Must possess excellent organization skills.
8)Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

References refers to a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

Keyword Phrases

  • Univ Adv - Alumni Relations
  • Assistant Director - Alumni Programs
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Comprehensive college offering bachelors & masters
  • Alumni Associations and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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