Alumni Relations and Development (Celeste Mendoza)
Please note, starting salaries are based on factors including internal equity, relevant experience, and education.
United States of America (Exempt)
Oversees the marketing and communication needs of the Alumni Relations and Development division, managing a team of two communication professionals. Collaborates with the senior directors and directors of Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Special Events, Corporate Relations and Donor Relations to research, develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive and synergetic marketing and communication plans with detailed goals, tactics, timelines, budgets and projections.
Collaborates with the senior directors and directors of Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Special Events, Corporate Relations, Donor Relations and Campaign Strategist to research, develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive and synergetic marketing, advertising and communication plans and calendars for these areas to advance the alumni participation and engagement rates of the university and that leverage digital marketing best practices.
Oversees the design and manage the production of Alumni Relations and Development print and digital marketing materials; determine the scope of projects, estimating costs, facilitating task lists, projecting timelines, and ensuring deliverables; and liaises with external vendors on print and digital solutions.
Liaises with Trinity University's Strategic Communications and Marketing team on marketing and communication solutions for the Giving pages on the Trinity University website, as well as for annual signature Alumni Relations and Development programs and events, including the Alumni Weekend, President's Dinner, 1869 Challenge, lectures and speakers series and other special events.
Reviews and edits Alumni Relations and Development marketing and communication materials so that they align with Trinity University style guides and branding.
Follows and enforces University graphic identity guidelines on the proper uses of logos, fonts, colors, and other branded materials.
Manages and participates in administrative functions, including preparing budgets and tracking expenditures; creates and maintains policies and procedures associated with areas of responsibility.
Follows trends in alumni relations and development marketing and outreach, including tools and approaches to raising alumni participation and engagement rates.
Cooperates and collaborates with other employees in the spirit of teamwork and collegiality and interacts with confidence, patience and integrity to provide professional leadership during emergencies.
Complies with all Trinity University policies and guidelines.
Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Master's degree from an accredited institution.
Five years of marketing and communications experience at a nonprofit, company or higher education institution.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
An exceptional ability to communicate, both in writing and in speaking.
Prior administrative and leadership experience in a large complex environment, including evidence of vision and effective strategic planning and implementation.
Proven management skills and experience fostering a collaborative, positive, goal-oriented environment that empowers staff and enables them to excel in their roles.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community.
Integrity and strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work well with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of educational and social backgrounds, and to convey genuine respect for every individual.
Demonstrated analytical and strategic thinking capabilities.
Ability to participate in a collaborative environment, to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
An ability to work independently and as part of a team environment.
An ability to plan strategically, set priorities, and efficiently manage resources.
Knowledge of and experience working with email communication software (Anthology, iModules, e.g.) which creates giving pages and emails.
High ethical standards and commitment to the mission of Trinity University.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Experience working with InDesign or similar design software.
Experience working with ThankView or similar video platform.
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