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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Development/Fundraising, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
4 Year Degree
POSITION SUMMARY AND QUALIFICATIONS
The Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Parent Relations is responsible for the development of deep and long-lasting relationships between Westmont College and its 22,000 alumni and more than 25,000 parents. The Senior Director will provide leadership to Alumni and Parent Relations department which is responsible for the vision, design, planning and implementation of programs that build and strengthen alumni and parent relations, assist in the raising of financial resources and extend the reach and influence of the college.
Requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree, a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and support of the Christian character and mission of Westmont; minimum of 3-5 years higher education experience; including the desirability of extensive background working with alumni and parents. Clear understanding of and ability to articulate the distinctives of a Christian Liberal Arts education. Strong relational skills and demonstrated ability to make effective oral and written presentations. Must be willing and able to travel.
The Senior Director will oversee day to day leadership of the office along with leading various strategic initiatives of the Alumni and Parent Relations office. The purpose of the office is to increase alumni’s overall connection to Westmont in the following areas:
Develop, manage and supervise staff for events such as: Homecoming, Parents Weekend, and Orientation including coordination of volunteers, facility usage, publicity, student recruitment and training.
Design, implement and direct all Alumni and Parent programs and activities.
Develop new Alumni and Parent programs designed to increase philanthropic support for the college.
Continue to build out and grow the volunteer alumni and parent network.
Grow the capability of the Alumni and Parent Relations office in the use of data and various other tools to support the work of the department. Oversee the development and management of KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) to assist in evaluating the progress and success of alumni and parent programs and communications.
Manage communication with alumni through mailings, email, e-newsletters and social media.
Supervise team members: Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Programs, Coordinator of Current Student and Young Alumni Programs and Alumni Office Assistant.
In consort with Vice President for College Advancement, develop and manage departmental budget.
Serve on the College Advancement Leadership team.
Ensure input into the college strategic planning process from the Parent Council, Alumni Council and the broader Westmont alumni and parent community.
Recruit, manage and equip volunteers for the Alumni Advisory Council and Parents Council.
Oversee and ensure regular updates of the alumni and parent web pages.
Ensure plans and implement strategies for programs for current students and young
Represent the Alumni and Parent Relations department and Westmont on campus committees, to outside organizations and at regional
Work collaboratively with other offices to enhance mutual goals. Such offices include: Career Development and Calling, Admissions, Student Life, Campus Life, Campus Pastor, Provost and faculty.
As needed, assist President and VP for College Advancement in planning and executing regional alumni and parent events that further the reach and goals of the college.
Expectations for workplace demeanor include but are not limited to: working collaboratively and harmoniously with co-workers, customers and others by sharing ideas and resources willingly, constructively and positively; listening to and objectively and respectfully considering the ideas and perspectives of others; readily admitting and correcting personal mistakes; meeting commitments; keeping your supervisor and others who may be affected informed about work progress; addressing problems willingly and constructively to discover practical and lasting solutions acceptable to all parties; working promptly toward reconciliation and forgiveness during conflict; respecting the diversity of our community in words and deeds.
Other duties as assigned.
REPORTS TO: Vice President for College Advancement
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications and resumes should be submitted to the Human Resources Department online at https://www.westmont.edu/human-resources/prospective-employees/staff-employment-opportunities or mailed to Westmont College, Human Resources, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1099.
Internal Number: College Advancement
About Westmont College
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.