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Job Title:   Director, Regional Engagement
Pay Grade:   c106
Pay Band Min / Max:    - 
Position Number:   P00020411
Department / Hospital:   Alumni Relations, Regional Engagement

The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Director of Alumni Engagement, Regional Engagement reports to the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement. This position will be responsible for assisting the Regional Engagement team with the strategic vision, planning, development, measurement, and execution of an effective regional engagement program that fosters a high level of alumni participation and that meets the established goals developed for the programs.

• Assist with the development of a strategic plan for the ’Canes Communities including events, meetings, and other regional programs involving visits from the President, Vice President, Deans, University staff, administration and faculty, aligning goals and objectives with the University of Miami Alumni Association Strategic Plan.
• Staff and manage a portfolio of national Canes Communities and assist alumni volunteer leaders with programming, volunteer requirement, maintenance of leadership boards, and leadership succession plans.
• Help maintain an up-to-date alumni handbook outlining “best practices” for regional alumni leaders. Train alumni volunteers on the Alumni Association’s “best practices” for regional engagement including training of online tools.
• Manage PRIDE program including the collection of information from alumni clubs to designate PRIDE winners and manage process of rewarding PRIDE credit.
• Identify, recruit, train and manage alumni volunteers in accordance with the policies and practices set forth by the Office of Alumni Relations.
• Administer and maintain regular engagement with volunteer leaders through personal visits, telephone calls, e-mail and correspondence.
• Monitor and manage alumni website by tracking compliant use of ’Canes Communities guidelines, effective marketing, and maintaining updated information.
• Assist with development of effective marketing plans for ’Canes Communities and national tours including but not limited to the management of online registrations, e-marketing, and social media outlets.
• Implement a community service component into alumni programming within targeted geographic areas.
• Market, manage, and implement a portfolio of programs and events which requires nationwide coordination with high level donors, alumni leaders, parents, and incoming students.
• Maximize alumni engagement for regional activities by using various recruitment and communication vehicles including but not exclusive to direct mail, listserves, websites, telephone campaigns, committee outreach efforts and personal contacts.
• Identify and recruit volunteers to provide support for university programs, such as career mentoring/placement, student recruitment representatives, presidential inaugural representatives and annual fund.
• Assist with and coordinate the scheduling and planning of all regional, off-campus engagement events, coordinating efforts with alumni volunteers. This includes but is not limited to the planning and execution of selected alumni functions in conjunction with away sporting events.
• Develop and implement an annual plan for athletic programming/engagement including but not limited to game watches, pregames, bowls, and other athletic programming.

• Benchmark and track important alumni outreach objectives including alumni engagement within designated programs.
• Responsible for the effective fiscal management of assigned program budgets.
• Serve as responsible person in charge of Regional Engagement programs in the absence of the Senior Director.
• Assists Associate Vice President, Executive Director of Alumni Engagement, and Senior Director of Alumni Engagement with any matters or responsibilities deemed appropriate.
• Responsible for effective use of the alumni web site, list-serve for assigned programs and other online communication platforms.

University Liaison Activities:
• Serve as a liaison to the Advancement community to ensure communication and support of relevant programming and engagement opportunities to further the mission of all alumni programs and maximize impact.
• Staff various committees and subcommittees for the University of Miami Alumni Association Board of Directors as assigned.

• Responsible for the recruitment, management and supervision of alumni volunteers and volunteer groups responsible for their identified programs.
• Benchmark, monitor, and adjust as necessary, the assigned program areas as they relate to defined goals, procedures, operational plans, budgets, and timetables.

Minimum Job Qualifications:
• Baccalaureate degree with major emphasis in Business/Marketing and/or Communications preferred.
• A minimum of four years of effective and relevant work experience. Equivalent combinations of education/experience may be considered.
• Previous experience in supervising staff and working with volunteer based support groups and/or students and special event coordination is essential.
• Ability to persuade and negotiate with internal and external audiences required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, as well as the ability to interact with all University constituents.

Employment variables: A minimum of 40 hours with extreme flexibility due to the high time demands of the position is expected. This position requires some evening and weekend work, extending past forty hours per week on a regular basis. Willingness and ability to travel is required.
Apply online. Position #: P00020411.

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more.  The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us! 

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