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In keeping with Haverford College's long-standing policy of non-discrimination, the Board of Managers of Haverford College has established a program of affirmative action. The goal of this program is to attract and retain staff of high quality and diverse backgrounds and to do so without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, veteran status, or other protected characteristic. In accordance with the Affirmative Action Policy, the College recruits persons in these protected categories as candidates for positions that become available at Haverford. The results of the hiring process are reviewed regularly by the Affirmative Action Officer to make certain these goals are being met.
Job Openings: Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, the Associate Director plays a role on the Alumni and Parent Relations (APR) team by helping to design, implement, and execute comprehensive lifecycle-based engagement opportunities for the Haverford community that are seamlessly aligned with the College’s fundraising efforts.
Originally posted on: 04/07/14
- Together with the Senior Associate Director and the entire APR team, think critically, strategically, and creatively about the ways in which alumni engage with the College and with one another. Design and execute programming to strengthen this engagement – in person and virtually – within the context of the alumni lifecycle and in alignment with fundraising efforts.
- With the assistance of the entire APR team, and in partnership with Individual Giving, support the conceptualization and implementation of a successful reunion program annually. Specially, manage the 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th reunion classes (focusing on the 25th reunion as a milestone reunion), help to ensure strong class gift results through an extensive peer-review process, serve as an active member of the Reunion Mini Team, and support the Senior Associate’s efforts to implement the Milestone Reunion Task Force recommendations. Expect that all reunion-related responsibilities will require extensive volunteer recruitment, management, and training. Be prepared to accept responsibility for one-off reunion programming needs/responsibilities as they arise.
- Manage the 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th reunion planning committees by:
o Forming large and active reunion volunteer committees 12-18 months prior to reunion,
o Partnering with the Associate Director of Annual Giving to set aggressive dollar and participation goals for reunion classes and managing fundraising committee efforts as experience allows,
o Holding in-person or virtual peer reviews with all fundraising volunteers,
o Creating a structure for calling and email trees for volunteers to reach out to members of their class for invitation and solicitation purposes,
o Training volunteers to be comfortable advocates of the College regarding reunion fundraising efforts and social planning work,
o Sharing in the effort to achieve the Alumni Weekend attendance goal for FY15, and
o Serving as the College’s liaison to all committee-based social planning activities (and encouraging lifecycle-based programming) that may exist for panels, the yearbook, memorial services, etc.
- Provide support for the enhancement and creation of affinity networks within the alumni body and between the alumni body and the campus community in order to more thoughtfully engage alumni by profession, age/generation, gender, race/ethnicity, special interest, etc. As directed by the Senior Associate Director, FY15 efforts should specifically include active APR partnership with groups including the Haverford College Lawyer's Network (HCLN) and alumni athletes with additional consideration being given to alumni in media/arts, alumni in consulting, a cappella alumni, and other groups as prioritized.
- HCLN management will include volunteer management, event calendaring and execution, newsletter creation, and web presence maintenance, among other things.
- Partner closely with the Associate Director of the Annual Fund to enhance the non-fundraising engagement component of the Be Haverfordian initiative which focuses on alumni 11-19 years out. Consider new ways to encourage participation in social media efforts and through the Be Haverfordian website (and other strategies as appropriate) while understanding and celebrating the importance of the fundraising component to the program.
- Other on and off campus duties as assigned.
Education, Experience, and Skills
· Two to three years of progressive experience in a professional environment, preferably with an event planning or fundraising focus
· Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, prioritize work, and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude required
· Must be able to think critically, strategically, and creatively about the tasks and progress of the Alumni and Parent Relations teams
· Must analyze and synthesize information in order to assist in assessing the success of IA efforts, handle confidential materials and situations with sensitivity and discretion, and carry out multiple activities/projects concurrently
· Will be required to perform both night and weekend work
· Some travel required and possession of a valid U.S. driver’s license required
Bachelor’s degree required. Knowledge of event planning, fundraising, and volunteer management preferred. Familiarity with a liberal arts setting, as well as Haverford’s mission and priorities is favored. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
To Apply: Please forward resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Campbell, Administrative Assistant, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA., 19041. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org