Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 01-Mar-2018 to 30-Mar-2018
  • - Center for Leadership Development
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time

As a member of the Development team, the Alumni and Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for executing CLD's Alumni and community re-engagement strategy for nearly 20,000 CLD Alumni, students, volunteers and friends. This role fosters excellent alumni relations that build and strengthen relationships with CLD Alumni with a focus on supporting CLD's long-term financial sustainability, growth and expansion. This role serves as primary liaison to all CLD Alumni, community outreach, strategic partnership development and volunteer management. 

Organization Overview:
The mission of the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) is to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment.


Alumni Relations
• Responsible, in consultation with the Senior Manager of Development for developing and implementing CLD's Alumni Re-engagement strategy
• Develop Alumni, staff and other volunteer networks working with key individuals to support and develop strategies for alumni relations activity and to identify individuals (particularly alumni and others) who can support fundraising, volunteer and program expansion
• Oversees execution of the component of the Alumni re-engagement strategy focused on raising Alumni contributions to support the CLD's capital campaign
• Implements comprehensive Alumni re-engagement strategy to expand connections and increase fundraising from CLD Alumni
• Oversees Alumni giving and donor contributions including Alumni planned giving strategies
• Serves as the liaison to CLD's Alumni Association targeted towards expanded participation
• Partners with CLDAA President to develop a clear purpose  and outcomes for the Alumni Association
• Oversees Alumni giving and donor contributions including Alumni planned giving strategies
• Serves as the liason to CLD's Alumni Association targeted towards expanded participation 
• Maintains primary ownership of Alumni stakeholder engagement and external relations
• Ensures effective coordination with internal teams related to Alumni and Community Relations

Fundraising/Events Management
• Provides support to Development team in the effective execution of fundraising events
• Oversees and executes series of "friendraisers" events to build stakeholder engagement and future donor contributions
• Manages Alumni and volunteer participation in CLD's fundraising events 
• Partners with Manager of Development in promoting Annual Fund and Contribution Income campaigns to CLD Alumni
• Maintains knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of  major gifts and planned giving

Community Relations
• Serves as a primary advocate on behalf of CLD in developing and strengthening partnerships with community-based organization
• Seeks opportunities for community-based grants and donor contributions    
• Engage external groups and fellow volunteer administrative professionals to develop partnerships

Volunteer Management
• Provides management oversight for CLD's Alumni volunteers and program support
• Oversees general volunteer retention, recognition, and appreciation plans
• Leads the organization, promotion, and implementation of the annual volunteer appreciation event
• Support volunteer and organizational data management strategies

• Minimum of five years' experience in development, alumni relations, external relations and/or professional administrative experience
• Knowledge of fundraising, developing and implementing alumni relations associations, working with volunteers, use of computer databases, direct mail and outreach techniques
• Ability to meet deadlines develop budgets, motivate and work effectively with volunteers, communicate effectively orally and in writing, establish cooperative working relationships with persons contacted in the course of performing assigned duties
• Ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout CLD, alumni, other constituents and the public.
• Experience in philanthropy and fundraising, building corporate and foundation relationships, and marketing and public relations
• Proven ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs and develop solutions

• Commitment to CLD's mission and values
• Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
• Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills
• Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve departmental and organizational goals
• Successful management experience, including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives and manage performance
• Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to speak with tact, diplomacy and persuasiveness
• Excellent organizational skills; able to meet deadlines.
• Excellence in building relationships with key stakeholders
• Self-starter; able to work under pressure of many priorities and to work effectively with staff, board members and volunteers.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and general knowledge of CRM databases

Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, communications or equivalent degree.
Valid driver's license

ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1. What experience or qualities do you feel make you a uniquely qualified match for the Alumni and Community Relations Coordinator position?
2. Talk about how you have successfully engaged prospective donors/alumni in becoming involved in an organization's mission and what were the outcomes of this engagement strategy?
3. What would you share about the Center for Leadership Development as you make contacts in the community?

Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume, along with application and answers to questions.

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