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Montana Tech Director of Alumni Engagement in Butte, Montana

Director of Alumni Engagement

Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

DUTIES: The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities.

  • Manage and lead effective alumni programs that support the university’s strategic plan, as well as the goals of any fundraising campaigns.

  • Create short- and long-term strategies aimed at increasing lifelong engagement between alumni and Montana Tech.

  • While engaging with a wide swath of alumni and friends, cultivate and be responsible for the continued support of a portfolio of donors.

  • Identify opportunities to infuse pride in Montana Tech and create visible and strong alumni networks; develop additional chapters and affinity groups.

  • Plan and attend alumni events in key markets in order to assist in identification and cultivation of gift prospects.

  • Develop a comprehensive Alumni Engagement program.

  • Participate in the planning and execution of Commencement, Homecoming, Alumni and Community Awards, and Parent’s Weekend.

  • Identify, recruit, and engage alumni for volunteer leadership roles, especially successful and highly dynamic alumni, creating an increasingly effective and engaged volunteer network in which alumni advance to increasing levels of involvement and leadership.

  • Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in various programs and fundraising initiatives.

  • Partner with Enrollment Services to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process.

  • Partner with the Director of Career Development to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni.

  • Partner with academic units across campus to assist in the development and dissemination of news and information and to connect donors, supporters, and volunteers with opportunities to engage and invest.

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree, Preference for advanced degrees/certifications.

  • A minimum of three years in alumni relations or external affairs required.

  • A thorough understanding of 'best practices' and experience engaging alumni, community, volunteers, or donors in a meaningful manner preferred.

    REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Ability to assume role as a self-starter; energized and goal-oriented.

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and understanding of ethical standards when handling confidential information.

  • Proven communication skills and writing ability.

  • Ability to strategize, create, and build constituent programs with the goal of "volunteer ownership" of the program.

  • Ability to work as a team member as well as independently to complete projects.

  • Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.

    Applications received by June 15, 2021 will be guaranteed full review and consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

    For full consideration application materials must be complete.

    Please include:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications,

  • Resume

  • Contact information for 3 professional references.

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.

    Montana Tech is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana Tech makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, Montana Tech provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.

    To claim veteran’s preference please complete the employment (veteran’s) preference form located on the employment page and email to humanresources@mtech.edu. You must include the job title of the position in which you are applying.

    To request an accommodation for the application or interview, please contact Cathy Isakson 406-496-4380; cisakson@mtech.edu

    Montana Technological University provides a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible positions that includes health, dental and vision insurance, mandatory retirement plan with employer contribution, partial tuition waiver, and a wellness program.

    Montana Technological University, Butte Montana, is nestled in the Heart of the Rocky Mountains along the Continental Divide, where I-15 and I-90 intersect. We are home to the largest National Historic District in the country. Montana Tech is a special focus institution with a reputation for excellence and value. Montana Tech is ranked #1 in the nation by CollegeNET.

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