Summary: The Associate Director directs programs and events for key WAKE Communities and manages an extensive network of constituent volunteers. Leads implementation of board structure in communities and volunteer development. This position also establishes priorities for alumni programming and communication to increase engagement.
Creates and directs regional engagement strategies for the Midwest and West communities programs, including planning events and messaging strategies.
Implements volunteer leadership structure and identifies and recruits highly qualified volunteers to execute specific needs.
Conducts alumni visits to gain greater understanding of alumni interest, programs and qualifies alumni in terms of potential leadership abilities.
Directs and coordinates content messaging by audience segment and region.
Manages event logistics including registrations, invitations, surveys, and other details.
Creates and implements a system for managing volunteer opportunities and developing a volunteer pipeline.
Recruits volunteer hosts and guests for signature programs with a high level of personal attention.
Cultivates the hosts and guests following the program to develop new volunteer leaders, expand the WAKE Communities program and further deepen their commitment to Wake Forest.
Works with development staff and alumni engagement team members to match interested volunteers with an opportunity that suits their skill set and serves the University.
Manages and executes high-profile regional events.
Works with ADS team to analyze data with regards to market composition and track alumni participation.
Identifies and develops new programs for the communities each year.
Creates and delivers presentations to regional communities to educate constituents and expand outreach programs.
Travels extensively nationally with at least one trip per month.
Collaborates with senior administrators and various other offices and constituents to coordinate special Office of Alumni Engagement projects.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Bachelor's degree with three to five years of relevant work experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Detail oriented in coordinating activities and completing assignments.
Ability to manage and maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
Proficiency in technical and computer skills including MS Office; Word, Excel, database management, the Internet and other relevant software, plus operation of standard office equipment.
Ability to meet the requirements of the University’s automobile insurance.
Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.
Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.
Offering the personal attention of a small liberal arts college, coupled with the breadth and global relevancy of a leading research institution, Wake Forest claims the distinction of being the nation's premier collegiate university. Wake Forest is consistently ranked among the top 30 universities in the nation. Our mission is to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-fille...d lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.