Senior Alumni Advancement Officer
City : Waterloo, ON
Category : Temporary
Industry : Education
Employer : University of Waterloo
Reporting jointly to the Director of Advancement, Environment and the Director of Alumni Affairs in the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs (ODAA), the Alumni Advancement Officer (AAO) will plan and implement alumni programs in the Faculty of Environment and develop new initiatives and strategies to strengthen relations between the Faculty and its alumni.
Term: 2 YearsResponsibilities:
- Develops, maintains, promotes and evaluates a strategic Alumni Plan and associated programs for Environment alumni affairs; and Measures Alumni Programming against best practices, KPIs and engagement metrics
- Collaborating with the Environment Advancement Events and Strategic Marketing Manager builds the strategy for the Alumni Reunion Program and recruits and engages class champions
- Manages the Faculty of Environment Alumni Achievement Award program.
- Strategically uses existing and new opportunities and initiatives for alumni to remain connected including volunteer activities, mentoring programs, Student Alumni Bridge – including student engagement, and co-op and internship opportunities for current students etc.
- Manages volunteers, including the development and evaluation of volunteer opportunities.
- Conducts research on alumni demographics
Cultivation and Stewardship
- Identifies, and develops individual and group alumni cultivation and stewardship strategies and works with the Environment Development Officer to build the Environment pipeline.
- Works collaboratively on donor and alumni recognition and stewardship efforts, grad class giving, annual fund program and special alumni engagement-related fundraising initiatives in consultation with the Director of Advancement
- Develops and maintains an active pipeline of engaged alumni and friends.
- Identifies and develops cultivation strategies for alumni with capacity to support the Faculty of Environment priority fundraising initiatives. Schedules and conducts external visits with alumni and friends towards engagement, cultivation, and stewardship
- Maximizes use of existing and new communications vehicles, including web and social media to connect alumni with the Faculty of Environment
- Develops, maintains, promotes, and evaluates strategies and targeted communications for Environment alumni that increases engagement.
- Strategically develops alumni profiles for use in communication, development, and alumni initiatives.
- Working with Development and Alumni Relations, designs a strategy to ensure alumni contact information is updated.
- Promotes and contributes Environment content to Faculty and University-level alumni publications.
- Collaborating with the Events and Strategic Marketing Manager provides communication content for the virtual alumni platforms.
- Works collaboratively with the Faculty of Environment Communications Officer in designing and managing the implementation of electronic communications vehicles aimed at alumni
Collaboration and Outreach
- Acts as liaison to Development and Alumni Relations
- Represents Environment as a member of the University of Waterloo Alumni Professional Group
- Strategically collaborates with the Alumni and Development Relations on events that support alumni engagement and related development opportunities for the Faculty of Environment
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree is required
- Education or training in Communications or a related discipline is preferred
- Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
- Five years of progressively responsible experience performing duties related to relationship development and management
- Demonstrated experience with developing, overseeing and evaluating alumni programs in a university environment is preferred
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff, including senior leadership, across an organization
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability to manage a high volume of work with conflicting priorities and deadlines
- Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and a Customer Relationship Management software; Raiser’s Edge is preferred
- Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem solving skills
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is co-ordinated within our Office of Indigenous Relations.
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