Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Collegiate Programs

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7075325 (Ref.No. BSUhttps://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24003)
Posted: February 20, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Plan, manage, implement, and direct alumni engagement in support of the mission and strategic goals for assigned Colleges and the Ball State University Foundation; assist multiple alumni boards and societies; partner with Deans, department chairs and internal foundation team in the overall planning and administration of alumni engagement activities.
The Ball State University Foundation welcomes applicants for an Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Collegiate Programs.

Job Function:

Plan, manage, implement, and direct alumni engagement in support of the mission and strategic goals for assigned Colleges and the Ball State University Foundation; assist multiple alumni boards and societies; partner with Deans, department chairs and internal foundation team in the overall planning and administration of alumni engagement activities.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Education:

Master’s degree.

Minimum Experience:

Five years of alumni relations or relevant experiences working with alumni volunteers.

Some experience in the management and execution of events to include marketing, planning, and event coordination.

Preferred Experience:

Experience collaborating with academic units and collegiate partners.

Experience with volunteer recruitment and management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaison and manager for alumni engagement initiatives to Colleges and their respective collegiate alumni volunteer boards. Serves the following Colleges: College of Communication, Information, and Media, College of Health, College of Fine Arts, College of Sciences and Humanities, Teachers College and R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning, the Miller College of Business, and the Honors College.
  • Resident expert for the alumni engagement initiatives for the colleges. A part of a team responsible for building a comprehensive engagement strategy (DoD, Annual Giving, Marketing & Communication, Alumni Engagement). Coordinate needed support for all departmental reunions.
  • In partnership with respective Deans, Department Chairpersons and board presidents, coordinate and plan alumni society board meetings. Additionally, develop alumni events and experiences that support the overall strategic goals of the Colleges.
  • Serve as a member of a wider Alumni Engagement team to ensure collaboration, alignment and strategy as it relates to regional alumni engagement and key alumni markets.
  • Develop budget requests and written narratives for the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Ball State University Alumni Association; maintain records; review budget and expenditures for all programs administered; retrieve, update, and research alumni records.
  • Coordinate the provision of information to communications staff to allow for timely production of electronic and print materials used in the promotion of all programs administered. Manage and oversee, in partnership with Alumni Engagement Coordinator, all details for marketing and communications plans to ensure timely production of print, online and overall event promotions.
  • Keep current with professional developments in the field of alumni programs and institutional advancement.
  • Responsible for conducting evaluations for team members, assign and review work, as well as offer coaching, professional development and training.
  • Serve as the Alumni Association liaison for One Ball State Day.
  • Along with Senior Director of Alumni Engagement, plan, develop, implement, and manage recruitment, training, and volunteer engagement for alumni volunteer leaders.
  • When appropriate and needed, represent the Alumni Association at Collegiate events, experiences and meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.



 

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