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Associate Director Of Alumni Relations - School Of Law

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Case Western Reserve University Cleveland , OH 44114

Posted 2 months ago


The Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Development works with the Associate Dean for Development and Public Affairs in the creation of a comprehensive alumni relations program for the School of Law. The associate director is responsible for leading the Development and Alumni Relations team in the achievement of goals set forth on an annual basis with benchmark alumni events, general supervision, reviews, and employment decisions. The associate director will lead in the strategic planning of reunions, alumni board activities, the law/faculty alumni gathering, and all other alumni/donor events. Functioning as part of a university-wide alumni relations and development team, the associate director will be expected to work collegially, and in partnership, with school-based colleagues and develop strong relationships with central personnel in multiple areas. The associate director will serve as a member of the Development and Public Affairs leadership team and as a key advisor to the associate dean. Travel, both local and national, is required.


  • Serve as the leader of the alumni relations team and actively participate in the development and implementation of program strategies and overall development plans, including the direct solicitation of alumni to fulfill the mission of the School of Law and the university. (25%)
  • Manage a comprehensive alumni weekend program including, but not limited to event logistics for weekend programming, direct solicitation of alumni, volunteer class committees, budgeting, reunion giving, registration, marketing and communications. (15%)
  • Supervise two members of the alumni relations staff. Ensure that the entire alumni relations team is working in unison to execute the comprehensive alumni relations and development strategy that is implemented in conjunction with the Associate Director of Annual Giving and Development and the Assistant Dean of Development and Public Affairs. (15%)
  • Develop the strategy and oversee implementation of student and alumni programming including the LLM reception, commencement expo, and all regional receptions, along with direct solicitation at the events and receptions. Staff liaison for the Law Alumni Board and all board nominations processes. (15%)
  • Maintain alumni relations and updates through the university's database. Communicate, manage, and respond to special alumni requests. (10%)
  • Work in partnership with the deans, assistant and associate deans, other development colleagues, faculty of the School of Law, and central departments to raise support through direct solicitation of alumni for priority programs, centers and departments. (10%)
  • Develop budget forecasts and monitor fiscal expenditures. (5%)


  • Assist with the staffing of alumni and development events. Provide support for regional volunteer leadership recruited to further the school's overall development goals. (3%)
  • In the absence of the associate dean, assume management responsibilities (operational, financial and supervisory) for the entire Development and Public Affairs department. (2%)
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Frequent contact with the dean, assistant/associate deans, faculty, and staff.

University: Contact with deans, alumni, directors of administrative departments, faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions.

External: Daily contact with donors, alumni, foundation representatives, community organizers/advocates, corporate executives, leaders in the legal community, and federal, state and local government officials. Contact with foreign visitors as required to perform essential functions.

Students: Contact with undergraduate, graduate and professional students as required to perform essential functions.


Direct supervisory responsibility for the alumni relations team at the School of Law consisting of 2 Manager of Alumni Relations and Development positions.


Experience: 5 or more years of progressive experience in alumni relations, development or related field (substantive sales, marketing, and/or legal experience). Experience in an academic environment preferred.

Education/Licensing: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.


  • Demonstrated development of entrepreneurial and resourceful solicitation strategies.

  • Ability to multi-task and work with an ever-changing schedule.

  • Must be able to work effectively under stress.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented and multifaceted development program.

  • Ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituents.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and manage complex projects.

  • Familiarity with the legal community is desirable.

  • High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, organization and interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.

  • Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs.


General office environment. Some evening and weekend work hours will be required. Frequent travel required.

Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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