Program Manager, Development & Alumni Relations
The Program Manager of Development and Alumni Relations for the Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGST) is an important partner in expanding the scope and impact of our fundraising efforts and relationships with its alumni, parents, friends, and donors. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) for Undergraduate Studies the Program Manager will lead and coordinate efforts to strengthen donor relationships and alumni volunteer networks, stewardship, and constituent engagement opportunities with the goal of identifying new major gift prospects and growing the major gift pipeline. The individual will collaborate with UGST program directors, the university’s central Donor Relations and Stewardship team, the Alumni Association, and other internal partners in planning, developing, and managing projects and initiatives that help in identifying, cultivating alumni, parents, and friends. Assists with planning, coordinating, and evaluating programs that promote alumni relations and educational program opportunities designed to connect alumni and donors with UGST programs. Coordinates, produces, and analyzes reports to grow annual giving campaigns, digital outreach, donor recognition opportunities, stewardship and manages the day-to-day operations of the UGST development office.
The Program Director is also responsible for office-wide fund and stewardship administration. This position will also work closely with department business officers, scholarship/fellowship committees and the foundation to conduct annual fund stewardship and impact reporting.
Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Minimum of four years of related experience, preferably in higher education, or sales/marketing environment. Experience in project or account management or special events execution.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to think independently and strategically and contribute as a problem solver.
Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced.
Must have a high degree of attention to detail.
Ability to collaborate and the ability to interact effectively with both external and internal audiences. Ability to build strong work relationships in a complex environment.
Able to work with figures and manage budgets.
Must have proficiency with software packages such as Microsoft Office and donor databases such as Advance and AlumniQ.