Department: Alumni Relations & Development Salary/Grade: EXS/6
Functional expert responsible for the planning, staffing, and tactical execution of group and/or broad-based relationship management plans, programs & events designed to strategically identify & cultivate alumni and students in meaningful ways that result in engaged volunteers & donors. May coordinate all activities of one or more smaller, less complex programs or provide support on complex programs. Serves as liaison to both University and Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA). May supervise student workers and/or support staff.
This role oversees our student and student-to-alumni transitional programming, managing a number of signature programs engaging with students throughout their undergraduate experience with particular focus on graduating seniors. This role has primary oversight for our New Chapter. NU Neighbors. program, a multi-city social event that welcomes newly graduated alumni to their new city. Oversee undergraduate student engagement and co-advise the Arch Society student-alumni group. Assist in management of Homecoming programming. Maintain strong working relationship with student life colleagues with an emphasis on Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Enrichment Services, and Campus Inclusion and Community. This individual also coordinates all of our monthly class email newsletters.
Additionally, this role manages senior year programming, including, but not limited to: Early Graduation Celebrations, Financial Foundations series, Renting Essentials series, Early Career learning sessions, Last Lecture, and more.
Please note: Overtime, evening, holidays, and weekend hours may be required.
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 moderate level of collaboration with internal department partners and low level of collaboration with University partners in implementing and expanding existing relationships to accomplish strategic goals.
Please bullet examples of key partnerships and work involved below:
Prospects & Gifts
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.
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