Assistant Director - Alumni Engagement - 999616

Job no: 505633
Position type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Division/Equivalent: University Advancement
Department/Office: Alumni Relations Prog
Categories: Development - Alumni, Donor, & Community Relations / Fundraising & Advancement

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Job Title: Assistant Director - Alumni Engagement - 999616
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range:  
Pay Basis:


Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Works closely with the college's administration to develop and implement strategies that align the alumni outreach and corporate relationship efforts with the overall strategic mission of the college.

2. Builds and sustains strategic relationships with alumni, businesses, key stakeholders and other external constituencies of the college.

3. Represents the college at all alumni related and related committee meetings and events.

4. Helps identify and oversee the college's nominations/representatives for NSU university wide programs for alumni and college excellence, such as Celebration of excellence, Distinguished alumni and STUEY awards.

5. Conducts 75 personal visits with alumni for the purpose of determining interest in the college, opportunities for internships and student learning, interest in serving on committees and speaking, and interest and capacity for giving.

6. Improves overall alumni engagement for the college.

7. Works with the dean and other college partners to provide regular communications with college alumni, and with specialized communication and outreach to alumni donors.

8. Organizes regular programs, events, seminars and experiences for alumni that enhance their career, provide insight on emerging issues, engage thought leaders on trends and interact with students.

9. Develops mentoring program for alumni and students.

10. Works regularly with career center, admissions, athletics, and other appropriate NSU departments on outreach, programming, and engagement.

11. Maintains updated lists and communication with the college's distinguished alumni, alumni donors and prominent alumni in their fields.

12. Provides leadership and direction for student engagement. Alumni with student alumni association for Alumni Relations.

13. Designs, produces and distributes printed materials, has an alumni website.

14. Meets annual fundraising metrics as assigned.

15. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions: 1. Maintains currency in issues in Higher Education and Higher Ed Marketing workshops, conferences, Webinars, etc.

2. Maintains currency in news and event calendar on the College web site.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. English Language - General knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
2. Communications and Media - General knowledge of media production, visual, verbal, and interactive communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and persuade via written, oral, and visual media.
3. Digital Media - General knowledge of digital media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and persuade via digital, web, and social media.
4. Marketing - General knowledge of principles and methods for describing and promoting programs and services in order to achieve desired outcomes.
5. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
6. General knowledge of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
7. Basic knowledge of standard Adobe Suite.

1. Reading Comprehension - Proficient understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
2. Writing - Proficient skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
3. Time Management - Proficient skills in managing one's own time and the time of others.
4. Active Listening - Proficient skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
5. Speaking - Proficient skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
6. Critical Thinking - Proficient skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
7. Judgment and Decision Making - Proficient skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
8. Persuasion - Proficient skills in persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
9. Social Perceptiveness - Proficient skills in being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

1. Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
2. Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
3. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
4. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
5. Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Physical Requirements:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis (national and internationally).
5. May be required to work nights or weekends.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in marketing/corporate development and alumni relations/development/event planning.
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Master's Degree
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? Yes  
Pre-Employment Conditions:


Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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