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Executive Director of Alumni Operations

Position Deleted on 5/18/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
St. Bonaventure, NY
  • Admin - Alumni Associations and Services
  • Admin - Development and Fundraising
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
Executive Director of Alumni Operations

Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Executive Director of Alumni Operations at St. Bonaventure University is responsible for the overall direction and management for the Alumni Relations program.

Serving as a key member of the Senior Management Team, the Executive Director maintains positive relations with the alumni population of over 25,000 alumni and manages the Director of Alumni Relations, Coordinator of Electronic Communications and Alumni Graduate Assistant. The Executive Director is responsible for the strategic planning and oversight of the National Alumni Association Board and its goals. He/she will engage alumni to strengthen programs and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students at St. Bonaventure University. The Executive Director will assume a leadership role to develop chapter leaders and chapter culture. He/she will enhance a model for alumni to share their professional expertise and serve as University ambassadors and volunteers; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to University Advancement, Admissions, Career Services, and Student Affairs) and create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the strategic goals of the University.

The Executive Director will also partner with Advancement colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving. The successful candidate will possess a strong work ethic and a high-energy personality, a willingness and ability to travel, and a desire to play a role in the life of the University community, including weekends and evenings beyond traditional office hours. They must possess superior communications skills and demonstrate the ability to interact effectively with alumni, parents, students and other administrators.

A bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred; minimum seven years of experience in alumni relations and external affairs, preferably in higher education, with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with alumni, volunteers and developing alumni and volunteer leadership.

Application review to begin immediately and to continue until a successful candidate is identified. Please submit resume, letter of interest and reference information to the Office of Human Resources, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778.

St. Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
St. Bonaventure University provides equal opportunity in its admissions, employment, and all educational programs and activities without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected category.

Equal employment opportunity applies to all employment relationships. The University is committed to ensuring that all qualified candidates receive full consideration in the recruitment process and that its personnel policies and employment procedures and practices are consistent with this policy.

Pursuant to this policy, equal opportunity is to be provided to all persons in the delivery of educational programs, and services.
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