Reporting to the Vice President for College Relations, the Senior Director of Annual Giving and Alumni and Parent Engagement leads and manages a 14-person team. The Senior Director focuses on:
- Working closely with the Director of Annual Giving to set strategy for achieving unrestricted budgeted goals and additional restricted annual giving.
- Developing and executing a plan to increase alumni participation.
- Working with the Director of Parent and Family Philanthropy, energize a Parent Program that successfully informs, engages, and increases giving by parents.
- Creating and leading a robust ReUnion giving program in collaboration with major, planned, and principal giving colleagues.
- Developing and implementing a strategic plan to further engage alumni and parents of current and former students, including programming to build mutually beneficial relationships and grow the number of active volunteers who can help to increase participation in giving to Union.
- Motivating and managing the Alumni and Parent Engagement team to create and implement innovative programs, initiatives and events.
- Overseeing the Alumni Council as it updates its organizational structure to better involve and engage members of the alumni body.
- Exploring opportunities to refresh the regional chapter structure and programmatic offerings to increase participation by alumni and parents in the life of the College.
- In collaboration with Communications colleagues, maximizing social media tools and outreach opportunities to help grow the volunteer base, retain current donors, and acquire new donors.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of experience in higher education advancement required. Strong leadership in developing teams to achieve ambitious goals through clear expectations, effective mentoring, training, and motivation. A track record of successful program development, organization, planning and implementation skills. Powerful project management skills, both strategic and operational. Willingness and ability to be a self-starter as well as a team player who motivates others. Ability to work with diverse and wide-ranging offices and departments to build cooperation and consensus. Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of individuals. Willingness to travel and work evenings and weekends as required for College programs and events.
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.