Associate Director, Regional Programs - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Jul 06, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Associate Director, Regional Programs - Office of Advancement

The Associate Director, Regional Programs, is a key position on the Alumni Relations team responsible for developing and coordinating a strategic market presence for Georgetown in key tier 1, 2, and 3 markets. Reporting to the Director of Regional Engagement, the Associate Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Manages Georgetown alumni clubs in these regions, partnering closely with the regional club boards and individual volunteers via monthly meetings and biannual/annual travel to each market; and cultivates, trains, educates, stewards, and retains a network of volunteers for various leadership positions within the club structure and beyond.
  • Drives clubs to work on behalf of the University to drive imperatives and messaging, including campaign talking points, the importance of annual fund participation, and other initiatives in order to create a network of informed, educated ambassadors for Georgetown.
  • Works closely with the development officer in that region, annual giving team, alumni career services, and unit based development officers to create a comprehensive and unique strategy for each market they manage, based on that market's unique needs and priorities of the University, the campaign, and the Alumni Association.
  • Plays an integral team role in planning, coordinating, and producing the programming and events off campus for the University with the intent to reach our alumni through a variety of regional events and programs.
  • Oversees overall club volunteer training and development strategy.
  • Serves as liaision to the GUAA Board of Governors Alumni Clubs Committee, managing key volunteers in chair/vice chair roles and a committee of approximately 30 alumni.
  • Serves as a professional representative of Georgetown University to donors, volunteers, prospects, vendors, faculty, staff and students.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3 years of experience - including at least 1 year of specifically dealing with alumni relations, event planning or a related area - preferably in higher education 
  • Proficiency with standard computer applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite, internet and e-mail.
  • Proven experience working with volunteers
  • Computer literacy, excellent writing and speaking skills and attention to details
  • High level of self-confidence and enthusiasm
  • Ability to be a self-starter with a strong customer service focus
  • Ability to tend to the needs of the alumni body enthusiastically, professionally, diplomatically, and promptly
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment on several projects at a time
  • Sensitive, personable and experienced in customer relations
  • Extremely well-organized and detail oriented, with the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously, and consistently meet all deadlines and goals
  • Ability to assimilate data, exercise sound judgment and discretion, and work independently 
  • Accuracy in materials preparation, dependability, and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Willingness and availability and willingness for some travel and to work evenings and weekends, are required

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with volunteers and alumni relations
  • Event management knowledge
  • Familiarity with and social networking programs

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