Director Of Alumni Relations And Development For The School Of Health Sciences resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Executive Profile
Director of Alumni Affairs offering 20 years of outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with the ability to lead fundraising efforts, manage recruiting campaigns and supervise university programs. Experienced in the creation and supervision of Alumni Affairs and Development programs that expand University growth and achieve above satisfactory results.
Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Budgeting expertise
  • Negotiations expert
  • Employee relations
  • Project Management
  • University Relations
  • Grants Management
  • Change Implementation
  • Cross-Cultural Communications
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strategic Planning
  • Analytical Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Forecasting
Core Accomplishments
  • Successfully led re-establishment of Nursing Alumni to provide financial support to the Nursing Department, via an annual Homecoming Banquet, which has generated over $7000 in scholarships for nursing students.
  • Since 2008, successfully increased alumni, faculty and staff giving to SOHS by 2000% Fostered relationships with alumni, faculty, staff and friends which allows for an annual donation of over $25,000 towards scholarships for students and departmental support.
  • Successfully led alumnae team in the planning and coordination of special events to support the fundraising program, including annual class reunions and receptions.
  • Worked with Comptroller and Director of Development to implement a more streamlined fiscal reporting system to report status of endowed scholarships to donors, including an annual update on investments.
  • Successfully reorganized the Pre-Alumnae Council.
Professional Experience
Director of Alumni Relations and Development for the School of Health Sciences , 08/2008 - Current
Winston Salem University City, STATE,
Reporting to the Dean of SOHS, with secondary (dotted line) reporting to the Vice Chancellor of University Advancement/Executive Director of the WSSU Foundation, chiefly responsible to lead the planning, implementation and evaluation of the SOHS development strategy for major gifts, annual solicitations, research on prospective donors and advancement operations based on funding priorities of SOHS. Work closely with the General Alumni Association of WSSU, arranging meetings, staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members and the academic and administrative leadership. Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the Institute's strategic plan as well as the goals of the Campaign in collaboration with colleagues within the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Provost's Office and throughout the schools. Create accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc. Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications. Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs. Collaborate closely with development colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development-related activities via written contact reports filed. 
Director of Alumnae Affairs, 09/2006 - 04/2008
Bennett College For Women City, STATE, Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, was chiefly responsible for: cultivating and broadening alumnae interest and support for the college; managing the alumnae annual fund campaign; establishing alumnae chapters and supporting their events; coordinating National Alumnae Association events and activities. Assist with the reactivation of dormant chapters. Manage processes to assist admissions with identifying alumnae legacy opportunities. Engage the community and local officials in developing lasting partnerships. Assist with spearheading a revamp of alumnae association policies and procedures. Strengthened alumnae communications and increased alumnae participation by 25%.
Coordinator of Counseling & Mentoring for the Freshman Year Experience Program (FYE) Director of Stu, 2006 - 09/2015
Voorhees University City, STATE, Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, chiefly focused on relationship building with students in order to ensure persistence and graduation from Voorhees College. Positions involved recruiting and supervising student peer/tutor/mentors (for FYE) in addition to working with a staff of three (3) to provide leadership strategies for student life activities. Managed four areas of student life: student activities, student organizations, Greeks and the campus center; coordinated summer orientation program; designed and conducted seminars for freshmen; coordinated needs assessment profiles for all new students; and assisted the Vice President for Student Affairs with campus judicial system. Served as advisor to sophomore class, Student Government Association and college queen; served as a member of the college’s proposal development team; taught College Dynamics (freshman orientation and success strategies).
Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary Studies, Expected in
Bennett College - Greensboro, NC

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