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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Senior Associate Director of Advancement and Alumni Services - Emory College of Arts and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Division of Advancement and Alumni Engagement utilizes resources, technology, and business for the purpose of constituent engagement, donor research, solicitation, and stewardship throughout Emory University and Health Systems. Our mission is to inspire and steward meaningful, lasting relationships that elevate engagement and giving to fulfill Emory’s mission to serve humanity.

The Emory College of Arts & Sciences team is responsible for partnering with college leadership, faculty and staff to engage alumni, parents and friends to support philanthropy and the College's mission to an engaged alumni community and philanthropy. The Senior Associate Director of Advancement Services plays a critical role in our work ensuring the smooth operations of the team's work with alumni, students, donors, Emory College staff and internal partners within Advancement and Alumni Engagement. This position will report to the Executive Director of Development.


  • Manages all advancement and alumni operations for a school or unit.

  • Acts as a liaison to other school/unit and central advancement and alumni engagement offices and school admissions and finance offices.

  • Manages external communications to constituents.

  • Writes/creates briefings, reports, letters, and other materials including donor acknowledgement letters and general stewardship correspondence.

  • Manages various projects and monitors results.

  • Responsible for data collection, data management, analysis and high-level reporting for projects including donor stewardship for endowment reporting; major gift expendables; alumni metrics and trends; leadership tracking and prospect development processes; targeted engagement strategies; volunteer stewardship; and other ad hoc needs.

  • Provides operational support for advisory and alumni boards, constituent activities, volunteer management, and communications.

  • Manages departmental or program budget.

  • May provide guidance and oversight for strategic technology needs; identifies, evaluates and manages technical and operational service providers and vendor relationships.

  • May develop policies and processes to maintain data integrity and management.

  • May manage operational support staff.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS: In addition to the duties outlined above, the Senior Associate Director may be required to:

  • Create, lead, and implement programming for school/unit designed to create meaningful and impactful engagement opportunities for alumni and constituents.

  • Manage and help develop the strategic planning process and oversee progress toward achieving project goals for the school/unit.

  • Assess operations and create/implement new processes for department functions.


  • Bachelor's degree and four years of experience in administration, fundraising, alumni engagement, fundraising campaigns, or related field OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


  • Successful candidates will have extensive experience managing projects, budgets, and financial reports, working with various technologies including advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite, mass email applications, database and project management software, and CRM systems.

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

  • Possess a high level of professionalism and commitment to confidentiality with sound judgment and discretion.

  • Strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Experience reading, analyzing, and explaining fundraising reporting and a familiarity with guidelines for fundraising revenue counting.

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

  • Prior experience in administrative management, advancement, fundraising, campaign, 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 regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department. This role requires residency in the state of GA. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 126557

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

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor