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Regional Manager, Alumni Communities

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Regional Manager, Alumni Communities

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Work with alumni volunteers, faculty, students, the Office of Development, and other University colleagues to develop, implement, and evaluate activities, programs, services, and communications that reach, serve, and engage alumni in the following areas: Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia, the Midwest (including Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Ann Arbor/Detroit), and in Texas and Oklahoma. In partnership with another regional manager they will provide secondary support for the New York metro area. Assist with marketing, planning or managing all/part of alumni programs, events, educational opportunities, and/or other alumni initiatives.

This role will also project manage priority programs such as volunteer training workshops and other alumni engagement programs and events as assigned.

The Regional Manager will collaborate and coordinate with alumni relations colleagues in Stanford?s schools and the Office of Development to create a strong sense of Stanford community in their regions. Alumni Communities Regional Managers are expected to travel, meeting with alumni and volunteers where they live. The field work for this position comprises approximately 6-8 trips per year.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of volunteer management, appreciation for diversity and inclusion, and experience with building communities and creating connections

  • Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers and volunteer led projects.
  • Manage projects such as the grad alumni strategy, frosh send-offs, viewing parties and other projects as assigned.
  • Develop contacts and maintain relationships with alumni, faculty, students, staff, and vendors.
  • Plan large scale and/or high level alumni programs and events.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other departments and schools to achieve the goals of alumni programs or projects.
  • Work with other departments to identify and implement new markets and develop program strategies.
  • Participate in budgeting, forecasting, and cost negotiations for alumni events and programs.
  • Evaluate alumni programs and services for customer satisfaction.
  • Other duties may also be assigned



Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to represent the university professionally both internally and externally
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with volunteer development and oversight.
  • Strong interpersonal, team, and leadership skills; tact and flexibility in working with diverse population groups.
  • Sound judgment, the ability to analyze problems quickly and accurately, and the ability to develop practical and effective solutions to solve a variety of problems.
  • Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new systems.
Certifications and Licenses:
  • Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
  • Constantly perform desk-based tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sit.
  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.
  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
  • May work outdoors.
  • Some local or domestic travel.
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


: Alumni Relations


: Alumni Association


: Full-time
Grade: H
Job Code: 3482


Regional Manager, Alumni Communities