Capital University is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced Senior Director of Alumni Engagement to design and execute a creative new alumni engagement strategy. The new Senior Director joins Capital University at an exciting time of new leadership and energized vision. Cutting edge strategic and master plans are being finalized, opening exciting new avenues for university vibrancy and engagement. Capital University is a learning community that generates strong lifelong passion and connection with alma mater. Opportunities abound for engaging our diverse alumni in the University’s resurgence. The Senior Director will join a strong team to promote the university’s vital mission and vision, and stimulate effective philanthropy.
Primary roles and responsibilities:
Set strategic direction and manage Alumni Relations and the Capital Fund through alumni events, reunion, annual giving, direct mail and phone-a-thon with the goal of maximizing alumni engagement in multi-faceted ways.
Work with Advancement VP and Integrated Marketing and Communication to develop messaging for Alumni Relations and annual giving.
Conceptualize, test, and execute alumni volunteer programs focused on Enrollment and Career Services, in consultation with University leadership in those divisions.
Conceptualize, organize, coordinate, and market engagement events and functions included but not limited to Homecoming, Alumni Weekend. Professor’s Hall of Honor, Athletic Hall of Fame, Alumni Awards and regional alumni events; staffs the 50th reunion committee with a gift officer.
Direct and coordinate work of Alumni Advisory Board.
Confer with Vice President and peer Directors, as well as other VPs, Deans, and President to achieve the University’s alumni engagement and philanthropic goals.
Evaluate and monitor effectiveness of programs/ services and identifies problems, recommends improvements, and institutes changes.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
A motor vehicle license is required.
Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; prior experience in Raiser’s Edge preferred; ability to learn other software and hardware systems as needed. ,.
Must be energetic, outgoing, and personable with strong interpersonal skills.
Strong management skills, organized, and detail oriented.
Must be able to motivate and encourage.
Flexible to work evenings and weekends as well as to do some out-of-state travel.
Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital’s dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply.
Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:
For more information on Capital University, visit our website at www.capital.edu.
Capital University is an equal opportunity employer, and supports a diverse and inclusive campus community. Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, sex, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by the law.
About Capital University
Founded in 1830, Capital University is a mid-sized, comprehensive, private university whose community values of diversity, free inquiry, ethical reflection and civic engagement are strongly promoted within the Lutheran tradition of higher education. The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs in an atmosphere of personal attention to students. The academic units at Capital University include the College and the Law School. Five schools comprise the College: School of Natural Sciences, Nursing, and Health; School of Management and Leadership; School of Social Sciences and Education; Conservatory of Music and School of Communication; and School of Humanities. The University enrolls approximately 4,000 students, including 2,200 traditional undergraduates. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Capital is committed to building a diverse community and encourages applications from women and minorities.Capital University calls Columbus, Ohio, home. As Ohio's capital and most populated city, Columbus is rich in cultural diversity and the arts, the center of the state's political activity, and home to several Fortune 500 companies. Columbus ranks in Money magazine's pi...cks of the ten best big cities. It is the third fastest growing major metropolitan area in the Midwest and 16th largest city in the nation.