The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is seeking an Assistant Director of College Alumni Affairs. As an integral part of the College's advancement program, the Assistant Director of College Alumni Affairs works to foster lasting relationships between the college and its benefactors, promoting positive attitudes toward engagement, support and giving among alumni and other key constituents.
The Assistant Director is responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating a college-wide alumni relations plan that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of Alumni at all levels. The Assistant Director is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumnus in strengthening programs and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students. The Assistant Director must be able to generate creative solutions for engagement of alumni in order to advance the College of Dentistry's efforts to maintain and strengthen high-quality individual relationships with them. The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations is charged with securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to Admissions, Development, Communications/Marketing, Student Affairs and the Dean's office) to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the college; partnering with Development colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving; and serving as a liaison between the Alumni Board of Directors and the academic and administrative leadership.
Education and Experience Qualifications Required: Bachelors Degree with at least three-year experience in event planning, managing volunteers, coordinating meetings and engagement of groups. Desired: Masters degree with at least five-year experience in event planning, managing volunteers, coordinating meetings and engagement of groups.
Excellent social skill with large groups as well as individuals is required. Stewardship and Alumni Look for opportunities to connect and engage alumni and fund recipients as much as possible. Create and/or identify programs and events to ensure alumni that the College is attuned with their interests and concerns. Ensure that messaging to the alumnus is a collaborative effort with the Communications/Marketing and the Office of the Dean to ensure consistent messaging. Proactively supports the stewardship responsibilities of the development staff by assisting them in establishing and coordinating individualized stewardship plans for donors to their colleges/units. Make visits with other development staff members or other College of Dentistry personnel and on an individual basis, as appropriate. Research, execute and implement best practices and metrics in alumni relationship management. Work with alumni to build new groups and support their efforts to develop and implement a schedule of attractive and diverse programs aimed at engaging alumni. Identify, cultivate and train volunteers and share best practices. Measure, track and report participation and success of initiatives.
Position requires travel, working evening and weekends as needed.
This position requires successful completion of a criminal background check and drug and alcohol screening.
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry is the fourth largest public dental school in the United States and it is the only public dental school in Ohio. The college is divided into ten divisions with all major ADA-recognized dental specialties represented. The College has approximately 600 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.