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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Development/Fundraising, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is an intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. The University provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
The University seeks a full-time, 12-month, Director of Alumni Relations for its University Relations Office on the Mount Vernon main campus. The position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Development and is available immediately, upon appointment of a successful candidate. The University salary for this position is dependent upon qualifications and experience. A full complement of benefits is provided including a health care plan, retirement contributions and tuition assistance, each subject to associated waiting periods. The candidate will also receive generous holidays, and vacation and sick days earned on an accrual basis.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Primary responsibilities include: providing oversight and leadership formation and implementation of programs, events and policies relating to MVNU’s alumni programs, the organizational planning and management of MVNU’s program to encourage enrollment, and strategically engaging alumni in support of the University. In this capacity, the Director serves as the principal liaison between the University and the respective Alumni Council, as well as MVNU alumni.
Provide Oversight of Alumni Relations Program
Create, implement, and promote alumni programs, policy, and procedures in support of the University’s strategic plan, mission, and vision
Provide leadership and management of the Alumni Relations department. Establish departmental objectives and work plans; develop and manage annual budget; provide oversight of department staff; and oversee the strategic planning process
Provide management and oversight for all alumni-related programs and activities (Homecoming, etc). Work with campus groups, volunteers, and advisory committees in planning and implementing activities and services of interest to MVNU alumni
Develop Alumni Relationships and Chapters
Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally
Develop and maintain an effective program for current students to become supportive alumni
Oversee the development and growth of local and regional alumni chapters to develop a network of ‘key alumni’ in those areas to represent MVNU to other alumni, churches, prospective students, and potential donors
Travel frequently for alumni activities and programs designed to involve alumni and friends of MVNU, including special projects and events. Weekend and evening travel is required
Work closely with the Alumni council, arranging its meetings, staffing its committees, and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members and the academic and administrative leadership
Maintain and Develop Communication Venues with Alumni
Produce and distribute monthly articles for the MVNU Alumni e-newsletter
Assist in the production of the Alumni section in the MV NOW magazine and regularly review alumni-related information on the website. Assist the Director of Communications in the preparation and distribution of alumni news
Maintain an effective communication system with alumni through personal visits, phone calls, group meetings, letters, cards, e-mail, and social networking. Serve as a liaison to the alumni to keep them connected to each other and the University
Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical
Work with the Assistant Vice President for Development to increase support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development-related activities via written contact reports and prospect management meetings
Develop and enact a plan for graduating class giving; collaborate with and empower class representatives as liaisons and fundraisers
Collaborate with the Director of Admissions on recruitment efforts as they relate to alumni to enrich the Legacy Program (children of Alumni). Provide insight for alumni involvement in the Admissions process
Collaborate with the Director of Career Services for opportunities to connect with alumni who are seeking internships, positions or employment
Travel frequently to meet with alumni, organize gatherings, and involve alumni and friends of MVNU in on and off campus activities. A significant amount of travel, as well as weekend and evening work both on and off campus will be expected in this position.
Other duties as assigned
Expectations for the successful candidate:
Evangelical Christian confession of faith
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
A minimum of 2-4 years management in higher education or related experience preferred
Understanding of and commitment to the spiritual mission of the University
Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with University personnel and the public
Must be able to work strategically and cooperatively in a team environment
Ability to effectively recruit, train and manage a corps of volunteers and supervise student workers
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to lift 25 lbs
To be considered for this position, please email a resume to email@example.com and complete the application, found at: http://mvnu.edu/jobs . Applicants submitting materials via email should attach either a Microsoft Word or .PDF File. Alternatively, materials can be faxed to (740-397-1005), or mailed to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Professional and personal references are required, consistent with the responsibilities associated with this position. A background check will be performed prior to appointment. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.
About Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised.
Applicants are required to apply through http://mvnu.edu/jobs or submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word or .pdf file attachments.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background che...ck including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.