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Executive Director of the M Club/Director of Alumni Engagement

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 114713
Title: Program Director
Functional Title: Executive Director of the M Club/Director of Alumni Engagement
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: PRES-ICA-External Relations
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:

As a member of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics development staff, the Executive Director of the M Club/Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni athlete participation and engagement. The Executive Director of the M Club/Director of Alumni Engagement will serve as staff for the M Club Board, assisting the volunteer organization for alumni athletes in the implementation and management of M Club programs and policies. The Executive Director of the M Club/Director of Alumni Engagement will develop and implement a comprehensive engagement strategy for alumni athletes that will include an increase in M Club membership. This position will be responsible for the recruitment and support of volunteers, identification and engagement of alumni athletes for future volunteer leadership and philanthropic support of the Athletic Department; management and execution of events; supervision of development associate; effective alumni communications and quality alumni data; and coordination of specific alumni relations strategies and programs into the overarching strategies and priorities for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the University of Maryland.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certification, etc.):

Bachelor’s degree required.


• A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience working in alumni relations, membership organizations, fund raising, marketing, program development or relationship management is required.

• Experience in managing a budget and events are required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• An appreciation for the history, achievements and aspirations of Maryland Athletics and the M Club.
• Proven ability to build excellent relationships, recruit and manage volunteers, and work with committees and boards.
• Ability to plan and manage events that are implemented within budget and accomplish the identified strategic goals for the events.
• Effective use of data analytics in overall planning and marketing/membership strategies.
• Excellent public speaking, communication, presentation, planning, organizational, leadership, team building and interpersonal skills.
• Possess an outstanding customer service and work ethic, along with the ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents, multi-task, think strategically, and set and achieve both long and short-term goals.
• Strong understanding of alumni membership organizations with emphasis on advancing the institution through alumni engagement.
• Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers, university leadership, and other key internal and external constituents.
• Computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office.
• Ability to travel occasionally, and work evenings and weekends.


Master’s degree preferred.
Computer literacy in Quickbooks, Paciolan and Advance
Experience with alumni reunion events is preferred.
Experience in a NCAA FBS level athletics or alumni program is preferred.
Supervisory experience preferred.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:
Posting Date: 01/24/2018
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 02/06/2018
Physical Demands

The scope of the position frequently requires weekend and evening work (non-standard work hours). While performing the essential functions of the job, the employee operates a computer and other office devices such telephones, copy machines, fax machines, etc; Constantly moves about the facility and event site before, during and after events; constantly communicates via telephone, email and in-person with others to exchange accurate information. Standing, walking, kneeling/crouching, balancing and lifting up to 30 pounds.

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

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