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The Director, Alumni Relations Physical Sciences, uses advanced concepts and university objectives to plan, develop and implement strategies for alumni-specific programs, events, activities and policies inspire service, loyalty and pride. The incumbent manages and evaluates alumni engagement programs that advance the mission and goals of UC San Diego Alumni and Community Engagement. This position reports directly to the Director of Divisions and Schools Alumni Relations and works collaboratively with the Dean of Physical Sciences, the Alumni and Community Engagement team and Advancement partners.
The Director is responsible for cultivating alumni affinities by developing alumni outreach programs, creating effective communication tools and encourage increased participation, and works closely to facilitate connections between alumni and current undergraduate and graduate students to provide mentoring opportunities and introduce students to the UC San Diego alumni community. The Director is the strategic liaison and representative between the Division of Physical Sciences, their alumni and the services provided by Alumni and Community Engagement including, but not limited to, career advising, career development and mentoring programs, student engagement, global engagement and industry engagement.
The incumbent will engage the alumni community in initiatives and programs as defined collectively by Alumni and Community Engagement and the Division of Physical Sciences. The incumbent manages the information and data pertaining to alumni engagement, areas of interest and expertise and general contact; develop annual unit plans that represent collaborative strategies and priorities. The incumbent fosters strong working relationships with the Advancement colleagues and other campus partners to advance alumni engagement, and involves alumni in opportunities representing their areas of interest and expertise such as mentoring, regional clubs, athletics, speaking at programs, volunteerism and more. The incumbent provides input for the creation and dissemination of relevant and timely communication in order to share news and promote programs and events.
Advanced knowledge of assigned area of responsibility, specifically the Physical Sciences community.
Graduation from college with a major in business administration, economics, statistics, political science, educational administration, or an allied field, or a combination of education and experience.
Proven success as an engagement officer in a highly sophisticated engagement-centered environment. Strong sense of ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with the proven ability to persuade colleagues and alumni.
Advanced knowledge of practices and procedures associated with building and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of alumni, internal and external constituencies. Ability to establish professional working relationships and interact effectively with diverse groups having competing interests and priorities within the university and community. Proven ability to provide critical analysis, using sound judgment with realistic expectations for alumni prospects and donors.
Advanced knowledge of issues of concern in higher education. Proven ability to negotiate and to exchange ideas, information and opinions to make joint decisions, conclusions or solutions.
Advanced knowledge of the campus, its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements, issues of concern and infrastructure. Demonstrated working knowledge of the administrative structure and academic programs of a major university, with knowledge of alumni relations industry and trends.
Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events. Creative ability to conceptualize, develop and implement programmatic activities from only very general guidelines. Proven success in initiating, planning, and strategically implementing cultivation opportunities through engagement. Knowledge of the principles and practices of developing and utilizing volunteer leadership and organizing and maintaining volunteer support organizations.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to produce information that is app