Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement & Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni A

Washington D.C.
Mar 27, 2018
Jul 13, 2018
Full Time
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Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement & Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) - Office of Advancement

The Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement & Executive Director of GUAA is responsible for directing alumni engagement both within the Office of Advancement (OA) and in support of and coordination with the GUAA, for which the AVP/ED is also the senior University employee and resource.  Reporting to and working closely with the Vice President for the Office of Advancement and the GUAA Board of Governors, the AVP/ED has the following primary objectives:

  • Increase alumni engagement;
  • Develop alumni engagement programs and activities that encourage alumni connection to Georgetown and to fellow  alumni including as measured by giving;
  • Support the role in and contributions to this work of the GUAA, an independently chartered 501(c) (3) corporation that exists to serve alumni and the university through programs and activities administered in jointly with the university.
  • Uphold the terms of the MOU and support the GUAA Two by Four Year Strategic Plan.

The singular and overarching goal of AVP/ED and the programs s/he manages is to increase the number of alumni engaged with the University and to deepen their sense of connection. Among other things, this principally entails the following:

  • Provides a cohesive theory of and OA Strategic Plan for Engagement.
  • Creates and implements a strategic plan for engagement that aligns the priorities and goals of the Office of Advancement and the GUAA Board of Governors.
  • Helps guide university and alumni leadership by leveraging alumni data to better understand the life cycle of alumni.
  • Executes, and as necessary corrects or amends, the OA Strategic Plan for Engagement. The AVP/ED will manage a diverse array of alumni programs.
  • Directs alumni programming to build and foster positive engagement through communications, events, education, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of a comprehensive set of activities designed to keep alumni informed, interested, and actively engaged in the life of Georgetown University.
  • Oversees class programs and reunion campaigns.
  • Continues to build on a vibrant five-year reunion program for classes celebrating 5th through Magis reunions.
  • Oversees class programs for current students which help build a culture of philanthropy in the life of Georgetown students and future alumni.
  • Serves as an officer (Executive Director) of GUAA and work closely with Board of Governors to execute the Board's strategic goals.
  • Collaborates with Advancement colleagues and volunteer leaders to design and implement signature engagement events and other programs.
  • In collaboration with colleagues from Annual Giving, Frontline Development, Special Events, and Communications, oversees engagement programs such as the Wall Street Alliance Dinner, John Carroll Weekend, Main Campus Reunion, International Alumni Weekend, Patrick Healy Dinner, and Homecoming.
  • Oversees daily operations of the Alumni House and the Alumni Engagement team, which include annual planning and goal setting, program budget development, and personnel management.
  • Directly supervises the Senior Director of Board Management; Senior Director Career & Regional Initiatives, Senior Director of Law Center Alumni Affairs; the Assistant Vice President of Class Programs and Reunion Campaigns, and the Managing Director of Professional Alliances.


  • Bachelor's degree - Master's degree preferred
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in alumni relations and/or student affairs or similar or longer experience in another less directly related field which nonetheless encompasses skill sets and abilities that are relevant and transferable
  • Experience in a higher academic institution preferred
  • Significant program development, personnel, budget, and project management experience strongly preferred

Georgetown University has retained ZRG Partners to manage the search process.  Qualified and interested candidates will apply herein and forward a cover letter and updated resume to Diane Charness, Managing Director, and Sheri Madison-Kwarteng at .  Thank you for your interest in working at Georgetown!

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