Assistant Director, Constituent Relations

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jul 01, 2022
Nov 01, 2022
Full Time
Assistant Director, Constituent RelationsThe George Mason University, School of Business, invites applications for the position of Assistant Director, Constituent Relations. The Assistant Director, Constituent Relations is responsible for working with alumni and volunteer leadership to design and implement engagement programs and activities related to the School of Business. The Assistant Director is responsible for engagement, cultivation, and stewardship strategies for alumni and volunteer leadership.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The Assistant Director, Constituent Relations has responsibilities in the following areas:Alumni Engagement Activities:Work closely with the School of Business Advancement team and the Office of Alumni Relations, create and execute effective ways of engaging with over 36,000 School of Business alumni, at all degree levels;Spearhead School of Business Alumni awards nomination process, selection committee, recognition efforts and engagement activities;Serve as a resource for School of Business areas and centers seeking to contact and engage alumni for their classes, career panels, mentorship, and capstone judging;Identify, cultivate, and build relationships with alumni through email, social media, phone, and face to face meetings/events, to further develop participation and engagement;Provide recommendations for alumni and donor storylines and profiles for communications including Impact Magazine, the website, and newsletters.School of Business Alumni Chapter and Women in Business Initiative Advisory Board Coordination and Support:Serve as the lead manager for the School of Business Alumni Chapter and Women in Business Initiative Advisory Boards and committees, helping with strategy, planning, elections, events, and communications;Be the primary point of contact for Board Chairs and the Executive Committees and, on behalf of the Boards, serve as the liaison with appropriate departments in the School;Encourage volunteer participation and facilitate engagement in School or University activities;Share activities with the Office of Alumni Relations and the School of Business marketing and communications team.Scholarship Program Support:Participate on the School's Scholarship Committee, ensure scholarships are properly awarded, including review of new scholarship agreements, maintenance and monitoring of existing scholarship agreements, and building relationships with donors and student recipients;Oversee stewardship activities including connecting donors with their scholarship recipients, developing endowment and thank you notes, and assisting with scholarship events.Events and Special Projects:Assist with alumni, donor relations and fundraising events, some of which occur in evenings or on weekends;Assist the Marketing Manager and Office of Annual Giving on School of Business specific fundraising appeals, identifying alumni volunteer leadership.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience;Experience in alumni relations, advancement/development or closely related experience including demonstrated success in working with volunteers, program development, cultivation, and stewardship;High level of organization and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously;Effective interpersonal skills working with colleagues and volunteers;Ability to work both as a team member and dependently on assigned tasks;Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills, with the ability to multitask;Demonstrated advanced research skills with databases.Preferred Qualifications:Proficient computer skills;Familiarity with computer software (i.e., Microsoft Office, and donor database, i.e., Advance, Salesforce).

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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