Leadership level position responsible for centralized alumni engagement effort across the Division of University Advancement (DUA). This position works closely with the President/CEO of the Alumni Association to enhance and measure alumni engagement within the colleges, schools, and units at FSU through industry best-practices. The Senior Director of Alumni Engagement, Colleges, Schools, and Units (CSU) will have a deep understanding of alumni relations, engagement, metric and a record of success in building a strong alumni program.
Provide leadership and direct supervision to college, school and unit alumni staff; ensure best practices in alumni engagement to support DUA goals. Focus efforts of CSU engagement to be both in-person and virtual to maximize opportunities; provide insight to overall FSU alumni engagement strategy to support and amplify efforts within the CSU staff directly reporting centrally. Lead strategy with Assistant and Associate Directors to implement a comprehensive engagement strategy from student to alumni and beyond leveraging FSU Alumni Association and CSU opportunities; provide board and advancement council support as needed to CSU staff ensuring the highest level of engagement with volunteer leaders.
Serve as part of the team managing alumni engagement dashboards and metrics requiring collaboration with data staff. Ensure industry standard metrics are captured through all engagement - volunteer, experiential, philanthropic and communication. Provide reports to President/CEO of the Alumni Association and staff as needed on engagement metrics - especially relative to school/college activities. Stay informed on evolving practices and proactively implement.
Lead monthly campus partner meetings bringing together alumni and outreach staff from across campus to share best practices in alumni engagement, share calendar and planning information, provide advancement updates to keep broad campus engagement community informed and create alignment; Engage with CSU and unit staff as the primary liaison to the FSU Alumni Association providing support, insight, best practices, and central alumni engagement strategy in order for CSU staff to leverage for success.
Support central alumni engagement events through staffing, planning, and execution in consultation with President/CEO of the Alumni Association and Executive Director of DUA events; speak to numerous and various constituencies filling in for President/CEO of the Alumni Association remarks when needed; ability to communicate verbally and in writing in order to cultivate, steward and engage alumni. Other duties as assigned.
Develop and oversee CSU budget and provide special guidance to CSU staff and leadership to develop strong alumni engagement budget within in order to accomplish outreach and program goals. Oversee and approve travel in consultation with the President/CEO of the Alumni Association mainly focusing on priorities and intended outcome of travel - include President/CEO of the Alumni Association, VP of DUA and other VIPs when strategically necessary.
Bachelor's degree and six years of experience related to the job duties or in an advancement field; or a high school diploma/equivalent and ten years of experience related to the job duties or in an advancement field. (Note: post-high school education can substitute for experience at the equivalent rate.)
Must have a valid Florida or Georgia Driver's License, or the ability to obtain prior to hire.
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