Director of Alumni Engagement

Posted by: UC Hastings College of the Law

San Francisco, CA, US


Office of Development and Alumni Engagement

The University of California Hastings College of the Law was founded in 1878 as the law department of the University of California and was the first law school in California. Over the years, it has built a legacy and reputation of being a preeminent institution comprised of renowned faculty committed to the study of legal theory and research, preparing students for careers in the judicial system, public service, and industry. The College is redefining legal education through an experiential, interdisciplinary, and international approach to the law. By integrating rigorous academics with hands-on practice, the College is preparing its graduates to tackle the legal challenges—and leverage the opportunities—of the 21st century.

The Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of initiatives that strategically engage alumni with the objective of establishing and strengthening their connection to the College. The Director is charged with broad alumni engagement through the establishment, management and assessment of alumni engagement activities and/or events; developing strong and strategic relationships with individual alumni, and securing their commitments to provide professional expertise and volunteer service; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (e.g., Career Services, Provost’s Office, Enrollment Management, External Relations and

Student Services) and faculty to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the College; and leading the strategic vision for and execution of the College’s homecoming, reunion and UC Hastings Challenge events and associated fundraising efforts. As a member of the Office of Development and Alumni Engagement, the Director of Alumni Engagement manages staff (Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Development Assistant), reports to the Chief Development Officer, and is a senior member of the development team.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (a Master’s degree is preferred), a minimum of five years of experience in alumni engagement and external relations with a demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive and strong relationships with alumni, and extensive experience with Raiser’s Edge or a similar constituent database. Requires excellent communication, writing, planning, organizational, multi-tasking, prioritization and interpersonal skills, the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the College, alumni, other constituents and the public, flexibility and initiative. Must be detail-oriented, have a talent for motivating volunteers, and possess a demonstrated ability to connect and build relationships with a wide variety of individuals, as well as strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities along with a talent for motivating volunteers. Requires the ability to work independently, combined with the skill necessary to thrive in a team environment to achieve institutional goals, travel and work evenings and weekends as needed, and impeccable professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information.

This full-time opportunity offers an annual salary range of $74,183-$103,831 (commensurate with qualifications) plus an excellent benefits package. To learn more and to apply, go to: Failure to provide the information as required on the application form, including attaching a cover letter and a resume, shall immediately disqualify an applicant from employment consideration. This position has been designated as sensitive and requires a pre-employment background check. This position is open until filled. EEOE

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