Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) - Office of Advancement

Washington D.C.
Jul 12, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Executive Director, Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) - Office of Advancement

The Executive Director (ED) of the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA) is responsible for directing alumni engagement through regional clubs, alliances, alumni career services, and board operations in support of and coordination with the GUAA.  The ED's primary objectives are:

  • With guidance of the Associate Vice President for Engagement (AVP), develops alumni engagement programs and activities that encourage alumni connection to Georgetown and to fellow alumni including as measured by giving.
  • Supports 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 jointly with the university.
  • Upholds the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between GUAA and the University and support the GUAA strategic plan.

The overarching goal of ED and the programs he/she manages is to increase the number of alumni engaged with the university and to deepen their sense of connection. This principally entails the following:

  • Helps execute the OA strategic plan for engagement developed and maintained by the Associate Vice President of Alumni Engagement; the plan will align the priorities and goals of the Office of Advancement and the GUAA Board of Governors.
  • He/she helps guide alumni leadership by leveraging alumni data to better understand the life cycle of alumni engagement with the university.
  • Helps plan and execute an array of alumni programs; and directs alumni programming to build and foster positive engagement through communications, events, education, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Oversees the planning and implementation of activities designed to keep alumni informed, interested, and actively engaged in the life of the university.
  • Serves as an officer (Executive Director) of GUAA and work closely with Board of Governors to execute the Board's strategic goals.

In collaboration with colleagues from Annual Giving, Frontline Development, Special Events, and Communications, the ED is responsible for the design and implementation of programs that include, but are not limited to:  John Carroll Weekend, International Alumni Weekend, and the Wall Street Alliance Dinner.

The ED oversees daily operations of the Wagner Alumni House and personnel management.

The ED reports to and works closely with the Associate Vice President for Engagement and the GUAA Board of Governors. S/he directly manages the Senior Director of Board Management; Senior Director Career & Regional Initiatives; Senior Director of Law Center Alumni Affairs; the Director of Strategic Communications and Operations; 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

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in a higher academic institution
  • Significant program development, personnel, budget, and project management experience

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