Executive Director of the M Club/Director of Alumni Engagement
University of Maryland-College Park
January 24, 2018
College Park, Maryland
Full-time - Experienced
Operations, Operations - Development
4 Year Degree
As a member of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics development staff, the Executive Director of the M Club/Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni athlete participation and engagement. The Executive Director of the M Club/Director of Alumni Engagement will serve as staff for the M Club Board, assisting the volunteer organization for alumni athletes in the implementation and management of M Club programs and policies. The Executive Director of the M Club/Director of Alumni Engagement will develop and implement a comprehensive engagement strategy for alumni athletes that will include an increase in M Club membership.
This position will be responsible for the recruitment and support of volunteers, identification and engagement of alumni athletes for future volunteer leadership and philanthropic support of the Athletic Department; management and execution of events; supervision of development associate; effective alumni communications and quality alumni data; and coordination of specific alumni relations strategies and programs into the overarching strategies and priorities for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the University of Maryland.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 114713. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references.
For Best Consideration: Apply by February 6, 2018
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
• A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience working in alumni relations, membership organizations, fund raising, marketing, program development or relationship management is required.
• Experience in managing a budget and events are required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• An appreciation for the history, achievements and aspirations of Maryland Athletics and the M Club. • Proven ability to build excellent relationships, recruit and manage volunteers, and work with committees and boards. • Ability to plan and manage events that are implemented within budget and accomplish the identified strategic goals for the events. • Effective use of data analytics in overall planning and marketing/membership strategies. • Excellent public speaking, communication, presentation, planning, organizational, leadership, team building and interpersonal skills. • Possess an outstanding customer service and work ethic, along with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents, multi-task, think strategically, and set and achieve both long and short-term goals. • Strong understanding of alumni membership organizations with emphasis on advancing the institution through alumni engagement. • Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers, university leadership, and other key internal and external constituents. • Computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office. • Ability to travel occasionally, and work evenings and weekends.
Master’s degree preferred. Computer literacy in Quickbooks, Paciolan and Advance Experience with alumni reunion events is preferred. Experience in a NCAAFBS level athletics or alumni program is preferred. Supervisory experience preferred.
Internal Number: 114713
About University of Maryland-College Park
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.