Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement - Leadership Engagement and Programs

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Advancement &Alumni Engagement
ADV: Eng, Comm, and Marketing
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Advancement & Fundraising
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


The Leadership Engagement and Programs team focuses on coordinating and managing opportunities for Emory Alumni to engage with the university and fellow alumni through programs and events. This position will report to the Director of Alumni Engagement.



  • Creates, maintains, and enhances the relationship between the alumni and the University and among alumni themselves.
  • Executes strategies to recruit, cultivate, and engage alumni through events, programs, and services both locally and nationally.
  • Plans annual events to strengthen ties with the University such as Alumni weekend, parents weekend, assembly meetings and class reunions.
  • Develops alumni clubs and programs in designated territory and assists them in planning and implementing events.
  • Monitors program budget.
  • May manage event budgets.
  • Performs related responsibilities as assigned.



In addition to the duties outlined above, the Assistant Director may be required to:

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with volunteers, board, chapter, and affinity alumni organizations under close supervision.
  • Implement communication and/or solicitation plans/methods directed at alumni on an on-going basis. 
  • Represent designated program/school within the division.
  • Fosters relationships with other campus offices, schools/divisions. 
  • Maintain information on selected alumni and prospects including contact reports in CRM system.
  • Research potential prospects for volunteer and engagement opportunities. 
  • Meet division metrics for visit preparation, qualification, contact reports, visits, referrals, and accurate coding using the CRM system. 
  • Track and evaluate program metrics and produce reports on program and event participants to provide an analysis of populations served and directly support achieving goals for respective volunteer programs. 
  • Manage technology/information and master database software and applications with the ability to assess data used to determine the use of resources.
  • Some night and weekend work is required. Some travel may be necessary.


  • Bachelor's degree in public relations or related field and two years of alumni relations, event planning, public relations or other related experience, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training.
  • Effective public speaking skills.
  • Cover Letter Required for Consideration


  • Successful candidates will possess strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with the ability to navigate a complex work environment.
  • Commitment to delivering excellent customer service, the ability to work collaboratively, and comfort working with ambiguity. 
  • Experience with managing volunteers and events. 
  • Experience working with various technologies including advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, mass email applications, database and project management software, and CRM systems.
  • Prior experience in advancement, fundraising, alumni engagement, non-profit, or a university setting. 
  • Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities and deadlines.

The role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.


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