The Alumni/Parents Relations Officer directs the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations as it seeks to involve alumni and the parents of current and former students in the life of the university through engagement, volunteerism, and generosity.
As a member of the University Development office the Alumni/Parent Relations Officer (APRO) will work closely with Student Life, Career and Life Planning, Admission, Registrar and Marketing as well as other members of the university.
Through a wide variety of programming, volunteer opportunities, and communications, will build strong ties among alumni, parents, and the university.
In collaboration with event colleagues to develop alumni connection to alma mater. Manage annual events such as Homecoming, Senior Family Dinner, Baccalaureate, Commencement, phonathon, thankathon, class reunions, Life After Jessup, alumni night at the theatre, and regional alumni chapters and alumni/parent committees, etc.
The ARPO will collaborate with University Development Gift Officer’s in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding alumni and parent giving for the annual giving campaign.
Develop ongoing appeals/communications in an effort to increase support and awareness to the activities of the university and its alumni and parents.
The ARPO will lead Annual Phonathon appeals in the Fall and Spring terms that include Alumni, Parents and other partners of the university.
Oversee and balance the budget for Alumni/Parent Relations; within the annual program budget, manage existing and/or additional alumni/parent programs, services and communications.
Development Chair of the Alumni Association Council and Parent Association Council; oversee the philanthropic and administrative leadership of the Association.
Ensure accurate and complete alumni and parent database records; capture biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, direct mail, phone calls, WJU marketing, etc.
Educate graduating students about Alumni Membership Benefits and engage them in future WJU career development programs and university giving.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Donor Development Director and CDO.
Create a new Parent giving society/membership that encourages generosity to the annual fund.
Introduce and enhance alumni offerings that provide extensive resources to current alumni.
The employee agrees to promote the values and mission of WJU as a private Christ-centered University and live a life consistent with biblical principles. The employee shall conduct himself/herself in a manner consistent with the Community Covenant and Statement of Faith. Additionally, the employee may play a formative role in the spiritual lives of students in a manner consistent with the Community Covenant and Statement of Faith. This may include leading devotions and/or spiritual formation groups and seeking other opportunities consistent with a biblical spiritual formation role.
The employee is regularly in a typical, air-conditioned office environment with adequate light; moderate noise levels; and tile, concrete, and carpeted floors. There are no hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear and frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle files, computers, and phones; reach with hands and arms; stoop, crouch and kneel. Frequent and regular repetitive movements required using the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Required: Bachelor’s degree.
Valid CA driver’s license and transportation required.
Previous executive or church administrative support experience preferred
Preferred: 4-5 years of development experience
Experience in higher education and/or fundraising would be extremely helpful
A strong and visible Christian faith
Demonstrated skill in gift solicitation.
Excellent periodical writing, grammar and proofing skills.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Ability to represent the Institute to external constituents and work effectively with internal constituents across several levels including the president, program directors and trustees.
Experience in planning, strategies and managing special events and fundraising activities,
Experience in identifying, training and working with volunteers.
Additional Salary Information: This is a mid-level, non-supervisory position - salary dependent on experience.
William Jessup University, a quality Christian University, is located in Rocklin, CA, at the base of the Sierra Foothills in Placer County and one of the fastest growing campuses in California. William Jessup University has experienced record enrollment and offers students academic excellence and rich learning communities at a state-of-the-art, award winning campus.
Founded in 1939 by William J...essup, the University moved to Rocklin, California, in August 2004. Jessup is a WASC-accredited private four-year university, located in the greater Sacramento area, offering degrees in many different disciplines, including Bible & Theology, Biology, Business, Computer Science, Creative Arts, Education/Liberal Studies, English, Environmental Science, Family & Children’s Ministry, History, Intercultural Studies, Kinesiology, Mathematics, Music, Pastoral Ministry, Psychology, Public Policy and Youth Ministry. Jessup also has WASC-accredited master's programs: a Master's in Arts in Teaching, an online Master's in Leadership an MBA. Single-subject English and Math are also offered. Jessup also offers a School of Professional Studies (SPS) at its campuses in Rocklin and San Jose, with program concentrations in Business Administration, Christian Leadership and Counseling Psychology. For more information, please visit www.jessup.edu.