As a member of the Alumni Association’s Alumni Engagement and Outreach team, the Assistant Director of Regional Programming is responsible for the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni participation and engagement in the Western United States (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Dallas, Austin/ Houston, Seattle and growth markets), the greater alumni community and the University of Maryland.
The Assistant Director is responsible for: • Volunteer & board management • Creating, managing and executing events to engage alumni in the region • Ensuring effective communication and quality alumni data • Virtual programming to include: Terrapins Connect (mentorship platform) and webinars • International alumni programming • Cultivate relationships and build affinity to the University
This position is based in California and reports directly to the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement.
This position requires availability to work evenings and/or weekends. Some heavy lifting required during events. 50 % travel (plane, train, other) required.
Experience: A minimum of 3-5 years professional experience working in alumni relations, event planning and execution, marketing, program development, admissions and/or relationship management capacity. Strong experience with program budgeting, strategic planning and marketing programs to increase participation. Demonstrated experience managing volunteers, working with committees and boards, and coordinating special events.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrating proficiency at multi-tasking. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to work collaboratively with a group of fund-raising professionals and program staff professionals, faculty and program staff. Good understanding/appreciation of the values of a public high education institution and ability to articulate it to internal and external constituencies.
About University of Maryland
The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus of the State of Maryland and one of the nation’s premier public research universities. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is strategically located 9 miles from the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and 30 miles from Baltimore. It is one of 63 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The university has 73 programs ranked in the top 25 nationally and attracts over a half-billion dollars annually in sponsored research grants and contracts. Our diverse community includes almost 27,000 undergraduates, almost 11,000 graduate students and more than 10,000 faculty and staff members.The Division of University Relations inspires excellence and achievement. We are a leader in illuminating the University of Maryland as a world-class institution with global impact. Our mission is to advance the goals of the University by increasing resources and support, enhancing awareness and affinity, and strengthening and developing relationships with the Maryland family and the greater community. Our core values are excellence, communication, and collaboration.