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Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100274
Title: Assistant Director
Functional Title: Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPUR-Univ Alumni Association
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The University of Maryland Alumni Association Alumni Relations team seeks an Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach. The Assistant Director (AD) of Alumni Outreach (Affinity and Regional) is responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni participation and engagement in affinity/special interest alumni groups, regional affinity networks and with international alumni.

The Assistant Director will create a strategic plan for current and future affinity and special interest alumni networks. The strategic plan also includes expanding Maryland-based affinity networks linking them to regional alumni clubs nationwide. S/he recruits and trains alumni board members and leaders, supports volunteers, manages events and provides strategic direction to affinity and regional networks. Working closely with colleges/departments/units, the Assistant Director creates and manages alumni groups that will enhance the engagement experience with alumni and also assist the colleges in engaging special groups of alumni. The Assistant Director will manage one or more existing regional networks.

The Assistant Director will manage international alumni engagement and create a strategy to communicate and engage with international alumni. S/he will identify alumni leaders in key international markets and coordinate engagement activities and serve as the main point of contact for inquiries and communications.

The Assistant Director of Alumni Outreach reports directly to the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement.

This position requires availability to work evenings and/or weekends as necessary. Some travel (plane, train, other) required up to 30%.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):
Bachelor’s degree required.

A minimum of 3 years of experience working in alumni relations, marketing, program development, volunteer/board recruitment or training, or related experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated proficiency at building relationships.
Ability to manage programs including marketing programs to increase participation.
Ability to coordinate special events.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and oral communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively with a group of employers, special interest groups, various constituency groups and program staff professionals.
Ability to manage databases.


An understanding and appreciation of the values of a public high education institution and ability to articulate it to internal and external constituencies.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Availability to work evenings and/or weekends are necessary. Some heavy lifting required during events. Some travel (plane, train, other) required up to 30%.

For best consideration, please apply by Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 08/31/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/21/2017
Physical Demands

Availability to work evenings and/or weekends are necessary. Some heavy lifting required during events. Some travel (plane, train, other) required up to 30%.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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