Director of Alumni Engagement

Yeshiva University | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/21/2022

Director of Alumni Engagement


Job No: 496593


Work Type: Staff Full-time


Department: Institutional Advancement


Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY


Categories: Student Services


Position Summary:


Yeshiva University seeks an enthusiastic and experienced Director of Alumni Engagement. This role is responsible for driving the strategy to build and strengthen the alumni network through programs and activities that engage alumni in support of the mission of Yeshiva University. The Director will work with the Alumni team to plan and implement a variety of engagement opportunities for alumni including events, volunteerism and campus and community partnerships.


Position Responsibilities:


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Set the strategic direction, plan and execute programs and initiatives that help the University meet its key alumni engagement goals
  • Recruit volunteers and identify volunteer leaders
  • As a member of the Institutional Advancement team, identify potential alumni donors to the University and work with colleagues to engage them
  • Facilitate and promote the immediate involvement of students in Alumni Engagement prior to graduation and communicate the advantages of their involvement, including a class gift - coordinated with Annual Fund Giving
  • Work with the Alumni team, Annual Giving and Communications and Marketing to help manage a social media and digital marketing campaign, including an interactive web community, alumni events calendar and e-announcements
  • Work closely with Institutional Advancement colleagues in Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Communications to ensure seamless communications and coordination around advancement and institutional initiatives
  • Partner with the Shevet Glaubach Center and the Career Services lay leadership teams in an effort to include alumni in career planning and advancement for our students and alumni, including the execution of Professional Networking Events
  • Manage information received daily about alumni and input into the CRM system
  • Supervise, mentor and evaluate Alumni Engagement Manager
  • Manage and track event budgets
  • Set measurable goals and strategically evaluating success




  • Recruit and steward lay leaders into committee and affinity group positions, which will include mandatory donation levels
  • Solicit and receive donations from 25% of all first-time attendees at alumni functions and professional networking groups
  • Develop a plan for Senior Class gift that will include a minimum of 50% participation from the graduating class
  • Collaborate with Director of Annual Giving with growing undergraduate alumni participation numbers from 12.4% currently to 15%
  • Collaborate with Director of Annual Giving with growing graduate/undergraduate participation numbers from 20.7% to 25%


Experience & Educational Background:


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of alumni relations experience, within the context of a greater fundraising environment


Skills & Competencies:


  • Strong project management skills
  • High level of proficiency with web-based resources
  • Understanding of the philosophy of relationship management in a fundraising environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute to and execute the University's mission
  • Strong oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team with a broad spectrum of colleagues
  • Deadline and detail oriented
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in fast paced environment
  • Strong initiative, high energy, flexibility required


Salary Range:




About Us:


Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.


We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.


The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


Application Instructions:


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Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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