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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Director of Alumni Engagement - Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing over the past century has evolved from a small training school to a school that graduates baccalaureate, master, and doctoral students. Emory is ranked among the top ten private US schools of nursing with the goal of becoming the best private school in the nation. This position will report to the Senior Director of Development.


  • Develops, designs and implements programs and activities designed to strengthen ties between a school, unit, or program and its constituents.

  • Develops, markets, plans, and manages the events/activities coordinated through the designated program.

  • Responsible for increasing alumni engagement through alumni and student programming and events, special interest groups, volunteer programs, affinity programs, and online services.

  • Develops, cultivates, and manages relationships with volunteers, board, chapter, and affinity alumni organizations.

  • Develops and advances program or school relationships both within the division, and other campus offices, schools/divisions.

  • May represent the program off campus and manage the integration of activities with other initiatives/events.

  • Manages a school, unit, or program budget.

  • May manage professional or support staff.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


In addition to the duties outlined above, the Director may be required to:

  • Represent the department or serve as primary contact working with other departments across the division/University.

  • Partner with division advancement and engagement officers to qualify, engage, cultivate, solicit, and steward potential prospects.

  • Maintain information on selected alumni and prospects including contact reports in CRM system.

  • Meet department metrics for visit preparation, qualification, contact reports, visits, referrals, and accurate coding using the CRM system.

  • Track and evaluate program metrics and produce reports on program and event participants to provide an analysis of populations served and directly support achieving goals for respective volunteer programs.

  • Manage technology/information and master database software and applications with the ability to assess data used to determine the use of resources.

  • Research and manage a portfolio of potential prospects for volunteer and engagement opportunities.

  • Establish and maintain meaningful relationships with alumni through ongoing cultivation and strategic stewardship.

  • Leverage relationships and connections to strategically engage individual prospects or groups/networks.

  • Develop and conduct individual and training programs, orientations, and written materials for alumni programs.

  • Develop, lead, and train colleagues and volunteers to execute digital engagement campaigns/programs in support of increased connectivity and presence across digital alumni communities.

  • Maintain knowledge/expertise of best practices and current trends for alumni engagement.

  • Some night and weekend work is required. Some travel may be necessary.


  • A bachelor's degree and five years of experience in higher education, alumni relations, development, fund raising, or within a non-profit institution.

  • Cover letter required for consideration.


  • Successful candidates will possess strong organizational, written and verbal communication, and effective presentation skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with attention to detail, the ability to work with ambiguity, navigate a complex work environment, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Experience managing volunteers and events, leading teams, working independently as well as collaboratively to achieve goals, with a commitment to delivering exceptional customer service.

  • Experience working with various technologies including advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, mass email applications, database and project management software, and CRM systems.

  • Prior experience in advancement, fundraising, alumni engagement, non-profit, or a university setting.

  • Flexibility to accommodate changing priorities and deadlines.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 67986

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Advancement &Alumni Engagement

Department ADV: Colleges/Schools/Units

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Advancement & Fundraising

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor

Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta