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Job Title: Alumni Relations Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Annual Giving, Alumni Relations & Parent Engagement
Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000
The Alumni Relations Officer reports directly to the Director of Annual Giving, Alumni Relations & Parent Engagement and is responsible for supporting strategies, programs and opportunities to increase alumni and constituent engagement for MICA on behalf of the Office of Advancement.
This position also plays a critical role in building the pipeline of donors by strategically engaging MICA alumni, donors, friends and parents and providing stewardship as assigned.
Summary of Essential Functions:
Build the Alumni Relations program including, and not limited to, planning and executing alumni engagement (e.g., MICA Weekend, reunions, special events, regional network events, student-alumni relations, career networking efforts, mentoring, volunteers meetings and events) to meet MICAâs goals to engage alumni and connect them to the College.
Plan and execute alumni & parent events and communications
Manage all MICA alumni social media accounts. Including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of leadership annual fund donors
Partners with colleagues across the College including Career Development, Admissions, Student Services in coordinating and leading alumni engagement.
Create alumni volunteer programs and manage alumni data
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Support existing and new engagement activities by identifying and securing speakers, volunteers and event participants; and assisting with event planning.
Work with the Annual Giving team to plan and implement fundraising initiatives to secure increased alumni participation to the Annual Fund.
Tracks/facilitates identification and moves management process and ensures accurate record keeping and integrity of the data Â in the Raiserâs Edge (RE) Â database
Manage in setting up key internal and some external meetings including arranging logistics for travel, meeting sites and confirmation with all attendees and supporting materials needed
Partner with the Annual Fund and Engagement team by tracking and monitoring budget for the various departments
Produce monthly MICA Community e-newsletter
Perform other related duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience and knowledge of supporting alumni relations and annual fund programs at an higher educational institute
Experience in events management, logistics, marketing and communications
Must maintain a high level of professionalism, honesty, and reliability and be able to handle confidential information with discretion.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and volunteer management
Excellent research and proofreading skills
Ability to be flexible and take initiative as well as work independently
Bachelorâs degree in a related field
Minimum of 3 years of experience in alumni relations, volunteer management,Â annual fund
Familiarity with non-profit world and the arts
Experience in higher education fundraising
Familiarity with fundraising databases, particularly Raisers Edge
Experience in volunteer management
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.