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Director of Alumni Professional Networks

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 123493
Title: Program Director
Functional Title: Director of Alumni Professional Networks
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.0
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 Director, Alumni Professional Networks, will manage all aspects of a program that will advance alumni in their careers and help them grow professionally. The Director is responsible for the for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs, and projects that increase alumni participation and engagement in industry-based networks, career advising programs, and lifelong learning opportunities.

The Director will develop a strategic plan that targets mid-career and senior-level professionals, providing an essential service to alumni not currently offered by the University. The Director will create and implement a program that provides value to alumni seeking to advance their career which in turn advances the reputation of the University.

The Director will create opportunities for alumni to connect by industry through online and in-person programs and events. The goal of these programs will be to foster collaboration and business opportunity among alumni.

The Director will develop and implement a strategic plan to create an alumni advising program through online and in-person initiatives. In addition, the Director will serve as primary point of contact for the student Career Center and create an active alumni job board.

The Director will manage a lifelong learning and professional development program for alumni at all career stages and create a segmented marketing strategy. Working closely with campus partners, the Director will create and manage a webinar series, online learning program, and in-person events to support alumni in achieving their personal and professional goals.

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.

A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working in alumni relations, career services, marketing, event management, program development, relationship management, or related field.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups, manage concurrent priorities, think strategically, and set and achieve both long- and short-term goals in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to manage programs, events, and marketing to increase participation.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing, and oral communication skills.
Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.
Ability to work occasional evening and weekends.
Ability to travel approximately 30% time locally and nationally.


Master’s degree.
Experience in building strategic programs from ground up.
An understanding and appreciation of the values of a public higher education institution and ability to articulate it to internal and external constituencies.
Strong experience with program budgeting and strategic planning.
Prior experience with an institution of higher education.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: Some heavy lifting required during events. Will be required to work evenings and weekends as necessary. 30% local and national travel is required.

For best consideration, please apply by Thursday, November 9, 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: 10/24/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 11/09/2017
Physical Demands

Some heavy lifting required during events. Will be required to work evenings and weekends as necessary. 30% local and national travel is required.

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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