Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Nonprofit - Social Services Los Angeles, California


Description

Another Source’s client, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), is recruiting an Assistant Director of Alumni and Development to join their Downtown Los Angeles campus.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a not-for-profit independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty. TCSPP’s student body is comprised of more than 4,300 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Southern California, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science since 1979.

The Chicago School is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is an active member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology—which has recognized The Chicago School for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology strives to maintain its reputation as the “Employer of Choice” in higher education. We create a challenging and rewarding work environment with ample opportunities for growth. TCSPP offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

To learn more about The Chicago School of Professional Psychology:

https://youtu.be/fKO8ZtnJnaY

Position Description:
TCSPP seeks a dynamic professional for the position of Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Development based at its Los Angeles Campus. The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Development reports to the Director of Philanthropy and is a senior member of the department.

The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Development is charged with: strengthening alumni connections and engagement while working cooperatively with faculty members and colleagues in the President’s Office, Admissions, Academic Affairs, Marketing and Communications, and Student Life & Events to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving; securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service; and assisting with all event management and department support. This position will also work with the university’s Volunteer Partners and coordinate activities and direct events.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote alumni programs that support the University’s strategic plan for increased Alumni engagement, develop new business opportunities through grassroots initiatives, and support fundraising activities within the Office of Institutional Advancement. Specific responsibilities include: Enlarge and deepen Alumni engagement and frequency of interactions with the University;
  • Develop new business opportunities through cold calling and speaking to local businesses;
  • Work with the Volunteer Partners and setup similar programs at all campuses;
  • Establish relationships with a wide range of alumni - locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, electronic newsletters, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications;
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records - capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects, correspondence, website, etc.;   
  • Analyze qualitative and quantitative data and prepare comprehensive reports for the President’s Office and Board of Trustees meetings;
  • Organize alumni events, including commencement-related events and activities;
  • Support the Alumni Mentoring Program, Alumni Speaker Series, Alumni Update newsletter and other programs as part of the Alumni Engagement Strategic Plan;
  • Connect current students with alumni mentors and potential opportunities throughout their four years;
  • Engage graduating students in alumni affairs;
  • Assist with the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni;
  • Provide technical support, guidance and educational components for Alumni related webinars;
  • Regularly identify and submit alumni stories to marketing and communications;
  • Work with Admissions to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process;
  • Provide budgeting support;
  • All other responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Vice President, Institutional Advancement and the Office of the President.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Ability to work with, supervise, and lead the activities of student workers and event volunteers.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Graduate degree preferred.
  • Experience in alumni relations strongly preferred.
  • Use of MS Office including; Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

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