- Working Title :
- Assistant Director, Recent Graduate Programs
- Posting Number :
- Job Category :
- Fundraising - Director of Development
- Experience Range :
- 2 to 5 Years
Assistant Director, Recent Graduate Programs
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The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a dynamic, distinctive learning community that is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Ross develops ideas that shape - and people who lead - complex, global organizations.
In addition to world-class academic departments in core business disciplines, the Ross School houses research institutes and centers that provide extraordinary thought leadership and learning opportunities. Ross academic programs include Full-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Executive MBA, Global MBA, MAcc, BBA, and PhD degree programs, as well as non-degree Executive Education programs.
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations drives the fundraising and alumni relations activities of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY
Create, direct and implement Recent Graduate, Ross Alumni Class Agent and Reunion Programs for the Ross School of Business. Create and manage strategic plans, objectives, timelines and evaluations for various components of the programs. Work with the Senior Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations and other Development colleagues to build a tradition of engagement and giving through the student experience and through the first 10 years after graduation. Direct all associated marketing and fundraising including: Class Gift, Class Gift Fulfillment, Class Agent and Homecoming. Manage relationships with students and alumni volunteers and serve as a representative of the Ross School of Business at various alumni events. Manage associated budgets.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Direct Student and Recent Graduate Programs:
-- Create and implement a strategic plan to engage BBA and MBA students with the Office of Development & Alumni Relations.
-- Recruit students and manage the Student Class Gift program including class gift fulfillment efforts.
-- Implement programs to engage graduating students and recent graduates including: BBA Senior Salute, Recent Graduate Reunion, Breakfast with Alumni and regional events for young alumni.
-- Work with marketing team to develop web presence for Recent Graduates efforts.
-- Develop and implement strategies to increase gifting at the Henry Carter Adams Society level designed for graduates 1-5 years post graduation.
-- Develop and implement Reunion Giving strategy and programs for Recent Graduates including 5th and 10th year classes.
-- Serve as a liaison to Alumni Career Services and Office of Student Life.
Direct Ross Alumni Class Agent Program:
-- Create and implement the Ross Alumni Class Agent Program with a focus on increasing alumni engagement and outright giving among alumni Recent Graduates (1-10 years after graduation).
- Work directly with Senior Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Relations, Development Officers and other staff to identify and solicit volunteers to serve as Lead Class Agents and Class Ambassadors.
-- Develop and implement all associated marketing and fundraising materials.
-- Coordinate Class Agent communication with Ross Marketing Communication staff.
-- Solicit gifts from Lead Agents and Ambassadors.
-- Manage relationships with current and potential Class Agents to maintain volunteer pipeline.
Coordinate Reunion Weekend Programs:
-- Work closely with the Senior Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations to coordinate various aspects of Reunion Weekend including: creation of all marketing materials, online and web-related communication and Reunion fundraising.
-- Work with Assistant Director - Annual Giving to promote Homecoming attendance and alumni giving from 25th and 50th year classes.
-- Develop a virtual experience or regional celebration for alumni unable to return to campus to celebrate their graduation anniversary.
-- Serve as a liaison to University of Michigan Office of Reunion and Reunion Giving.
-- Implement post-Reunion survey to evaluate alumni feedback for continuous improvement.
-- Manage budget for Recent Graduate, Ross Alumni Class Agent and Reunion Programs.
-- Other duties as assigned including functional supervision over support staff or other temporary staff, as needed.
-- Bachelor's degree and at least two to four years of professional fundraising experience with increased responsibility and project management required.
-- Demonstrated ability to design, direct and manage significant program initiatives.
-- Successful demonstration of initiative, organizational skills, leadership skills, team orientation and commitment to customer service.
-- Demonstrated ability to work successfully with volunteers and to direct and promote complex events and projects.
-- Ability to perform multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and deadlines.
-- Superior written and verbal communication skills.
-- Professional demeanor and presentation.
-- Strong computer skills including database management, particularly in Microsoft Office environment.
-- Overtime required, including some evenings and weekends. Some travel may be required.
-- Proven success in at least one or more of the following areas: alumni relations, development, public relations, volunteer management, events management is strongly preferred.
-- Knowledge of University policies, rules and regulations.
Salary is based upon experience
Mission StatementThe Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.
U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.