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Senior Director

Company: The Cal Alumni Association
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Job Description:

COVID-19--Update: We value the safety of our employees as well as our applicants. Currently our employees are working from home and our recruiting efforts will be done online. This may cause some delay in the recruiting and on-boarding process, as we are all adapting to these new realities. The Cal Alumni Association regularly monitors the announcements and recommendations of local, state, and federal agencies, UCOP (University of California Office of the President), and the UC Berkeley campus, in connection with COVID-19. Although the Cal Alumni Association is an independent, self-funded, not-for-profit organization serving the community of Cal alumni and students, our main office is located at the Alumni House on the University of California, Berkeley--campus. The Cal Alumni Association (CAA) is seeking a seasoned volunteer and community engagement executive to manage our Alumni and Student Engagement (ASE) Division. Our top candidate should have experience in strategic and program planning, staff management, metrics development and program evaluation, volunteer recruitment and management, and event planning. We require the Senior Director to build and lead an external-facing team and to cultivate relationships effectively with corporate and campus partners, alumni, and--students. The Senior Director leads and manages a broad array of programs, events, and services that engage and support alumni and future alumni of UC Berkeley. The portfolio currently consists of The Berkeley Network (career network), Student Engagement, and Alumni Chapters. The Senior Director position requires strong communications skills to serve as a polished, diplomatic representative, spokesperson and advocate for--CAA. This position reports to the Executive--Director. Responsibilities:-- Strategic--Leadership-- Develop and implement strategic and operations plans, goals and impact metrics for the Alumni Engagement teams; report progress to senior management and board of--directors. Build and cultivate campus, industry, and alumni relationships to benefit CAA and programming and--constituents. Serve as the CAA liaison and representative on campus and within the alumni--community. Serve as staff liaison to the Alumni Engagement Committee of the CAA Board of--Directors. Provide strategic guidance in the development of marketing communications plans for ASE programs in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer, marketing team, and ASE--team. Management &--Administration Develop marketing strategies and implement marketing tactics designed to drive--engagement. Oversee and direct the delivery of the alumni and student engagement programs and events consistent with CAA's goals and--objectives. Oversee the scope review and approval process for ASE--team. Lead, supervise, and mentor the ASE team; evaluate and organize ASE staff teams for optimal--success. Develop and manage ASE budget and collaborate with Chief Revenue Officer and CFO to improve the financial bottom line of ASE programs. Accountable for all fiscal aspects of the programs, including budget development, forecasting, analysis, and tracking against--goals. Evaluate, structure, and direct CAA engagement programs, events and resources in a manner that expands and deepens our engagement opportunities and/or improves impact and efficiency. Measure and assess the impact of the ASE--programs. Collaborate with Business Development, Membership, and Development teams to support and enhance CAA's fundraising--efforts. Develop and manage internal policies and procedures and coordinate with applicable University--policies. Ensure alumni data is recorded and coded in the campus database--(CADS). Other duties as--assigned. Program and Volunteer Development and--Management-- Provide leadership and guidance to the ASE team to develop creative and engaging programming for alumni and future--alumni. Provide leadership and guidance to build and improve ASE volunteer experience, systems, training, tracking, communication,--etc. Provide leadership and guidance to address and resolve volunteer--concerns. Direct and oversee all aspects of event planning and execution: communications, invitations, event speakers, programs and materials, security, staffing, scripts, and participant--remarks. Required Qualifications:-- Bachelor's degree (advanced degree--preferred). 5+ years of manager-level or higher program development and management--experience. 5+ years of volunteer management and/or community building--experience. 5+ years of experience in marketing programs, services, or--events.-- Strong project and event management experience. Experience using online event planning and survey management--tools. Demonstrated ability to develop and manage a budget, and meet financial and net income targets. Experience in developing and implementing strategic and operational plans and managing budgets between $500k and--$1M. Experience using alumni/donor/volunteer database systems or other customer relations management (CRM)--systems Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to plan, execute, and measure impact of events and programs with a track record of achieving--results.-- Demonstrated leadership with strategic, policy, performance metrics, reporting, and budget planning--experience. Demonstrated leadership and management of professional and administrative--staff. Ability to write on-brand, relatable and engaging content, and ensure brand consistency. Strong editing and proofreading skills; able to quickly and efficiently produce error-free content that aligns with CAA's brand and editorial standards. Advanced knowledge of English language, including grammar, syntax, and--punctuation. Proven skills and ability to manage and implement multi-phase projects and events from inception to completion, including the ability to build consensus among team members and balance multiple concurrent--priorities. Adept at problem solving and using judgment in complex situations requiring independent initiative and tact. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with peers, external volunteers, vendors and donors. Ability to work diplomatically with diverse and multi-generational groups of people, and with under-represented communities of students and/or--alumni. Experience working with nonprofit board of--directors. High-level interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, including ability to write and speak persuasively in front of diverse--groups. Proven problem solver; strategic and--resourceful. Must have flexibility in work schedule to permit occasional evening and weekend commitments and occasional US domestic--travel. Experience developing actionable reports from--databases.-- Excellent analytical and computer skills using Microsoft office and Google applications; ability to use learn and complex databases, reporting functions, and virtual meeting--applications.-- Able to lift boxes of 20 pounds and willing to move equipment and supplies as needed for--events. Must submit to and pass Consumer and Motor Vehicle reports and FBI/DOJ fingerprint background investigations. Must possess a valid CA driver's license and be able to--drive. Preferred Qualifications:-- Nonprofit, alumni relations, or education industry--experience. Experience evaluating and using online technological solutions for building and managing community--involvement. Familiarity with and connected within the Cal alumni--community. Advanced--degree Salary and Benefits:-- This is a full-time, exempt position. CAA offers a competitive benefits package, generous paid-time off benefits, and a positive work-life balanced environment. CAA also offers affordable medical/dental/vision benefits, access to campus parking, AFLAC and a 403(b) retirement savings options. CAA staff, while not University of California employees, are also eligible for many UCB staff discounts on campus. We have a friendly, relaxed but professional environment, and we pride ourselves on our team approach. This position is located in Berkeley,--CA. To Apply:-- Please submit your cover letter and resume to recruiting@alumni.berkeley.edu . Please note Senior Director, Alumni and Student Engagement in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. Please send your materials as an attachment either in MS Word or PDF format. This position will remain open until filled; however, we encourage you to submit your materials for consideration by February 19,--2021.

  • Resumes without a cover letter will not be--considered.
  • Please reference the job title in the subject line. Attachments should be in MS Word or PDF--format. For candidates invited to participate in a job interview, please complete our Application Packet . Please use Chrome or Internet Explorer.
    Alternatively, click here to download forms and email them as an--attachment. CAA is a self-funded nonprofit organization that relies on donations to provide programs and services that support students, alumni, and the University.

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