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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 in meaningful ways that result in engaged volunteers. Under the leadership of the Associate Director, this position may coordinate activities which assist with the recruitment of alumni for career mentoring initiatives, and provide support on other strategic initiatives. Serves as liaison to both University and Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA).
Manages, leads, and supports regional groups (clubs, chapters and/or cardinal cities) of the Global Alumni Engagement Program. Evening and weekend work which may also include overnight travel is expected. Periods of seasonal travel may be as extensive as 50% at times. Manages, leads, and supports the daily operations of the Mentorship Program. Makes assessments, establishes goals, and strategizes to ensure program success.
Administers & maintains existing strategic plans for the Global Alumni Engagement Program focused on engaging alumni regionally through events and meaningful volunteer roles.
Administers & maintains existing strategic plans for the Mentorship Program focused on engaging alumni and faculty with students to ensure they receive the mentoring they need to maximize their potential, both during law school and afterward.
Assist with the implementation of professional development programs and life-long learning programs for alumni that motivate networking and provide career development.
Assess and develop messaging, incorporate cutting edge & best practices to dramatically increase engagement and alumni and donor participation through multiple channels.
Initiates, plans, and implements innovative & visionary organizational change & takes calculated risks to develop new strategies to continually expand engagement & participation across the globe.
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.
Prospects & Gifts
Significant participation in developing volunteer leaders, board stewardship and cultivation.
Makes personal visits to alumni to develop relationships that result in strategic volunteer involvement, alumni programming, global alumni engagement program participation, and annual giving
Solicits LSF gifts at the $2,500+ level.
Works with development officers to implement strategies that will maximize dollars raised & participation of donors.
Assists with volunteer management, including generating reports and lists, coordinating updates, and other scheduled communications.
Assists with leadership training opportunities both in-person & virtually designed to meet the needs of entry level to advanced alumni leaders in locations around the world.
Assists with recruitment process of alumni volunteers for one-off career development and/or mentoring opportunities by collaborating with relevant offices, leveraging alumni volunteer recommendations, and proactively identifying a robust and diverse group of prospective volunteers.
Serve as Alumni Relations Liaison for two or more classes per reunion cycle.
Support high profile ARD events as needed, including reunion, Law Board meetings, chair ceremonies, etc.
Travels frequently throughout the country on alumni visits, managing volunteer boards and/or organizing engagement events.
Manages one or more portions of basic, standard programs &/or events.
Coordinates with leaders on interests in venue space and speakers.
Develops, plans & implements events that promote engagement, inclusivity & philanthropic opportunities for all alumni.
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 & summaries.
Reviews information & recommends “best practices” for future events.
Organizes and executes administrative aspects of production and distribution of constituent communications for the Global Alumni Engagement Program and Mentorship Program.
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.
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 of alumni relations, development, marketing, sales, volunteer management or the equivalent experience is required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Organization, detail oriented, able to take verbal/oral instruction
Team leadership; analytical thinking, complex problem solving and planning; global/organizational perspective; ability to work in fast-paced environment; comfortable with change and associated ambiguity
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
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