Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations & DAR Communications

Rice University

Houston, TX

ID: 7064877
Posted: February 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The assistant vice president, alumni relations and DAR communications is responsible for creating and implementing programs, activities and communications strategies that effectively develop, promote, and nurture relationships between Rice University and its constituents (alumni, donors, students, parents and friends) — relationships that lead to life-long involvement with and support of the university. In that context, the assistant vice president also coordinates the involvement of the volunteer board of the Association of Rice Alumni with the university by serving in the capacity of Executive Director of the Association of Rice Alumni. The assistant vice president is responsible for the successful planning and execution of several major university events, including Families Weekend, Homecoming, and the President’s Lecture Series, as well as the successful execution of a wide range of communications and marketing campaigns, including alumni relations, annual fund and campaign communications efforts. The ideal candidate will be a leader of people and programs with significant and successful experience in alumni relations, advancement or an analogous organization.

Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Substitution for Education Requirement Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.
Education Preferred
Master’s degree; Rice degree.

Experience Required 8 years
Type of Experience
Experience in a supervisory capacity; demonstrated track record of effective leadership, project management and strategic thinking.

Substitution for Experience Requirement Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.
Experience Preferred
- Alumni affairs experience in a college or university setting
- Experience working with volunteers
- Experience in manipulating database information
- Experience supporting comprehensive communications and marketing efforts

License/Certification Required
Valid Texas Driver’s License (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment) required with no more than three moving violations within the past 36 months and no convictions or deferred dispositions for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) within the past five years.

License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required
- Strong leadership and strategic management skills
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to lead and motivate others
- Ability to manage a large number of fundraising activities simultaneously
- Ability to engage and motivate groups of diverse individuals
- Excellent ability to understand customer needs and demonstrate good judgment and diplomacy
- Demonstrated fundraising and / or project experience
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to quickly understand and remember details about alumni/donors and projects to which they are assigned


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