Director for Alumni Affairs and Major Gifts

School/Division: Office of Alumni Affairs
Office: Office for Development and Alumni Affairs
Full-Time or Part-Time: Full-Time
About Hofstra Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.
Description: The Office for Development and Alumni Affairs serves as the liaison between Hofstra University and 130,000 alumni worldwide. The staff develops and implements programs to keep alumni informed about the institution’s vision and progress, promotes their involvement in the University, and generates increased alumni support for Hofstra University and its mission.

The Director of Alumni Affairs will report to the Executive Director for Alumni Affairs. In addition to managing staff, s/he will direct a comprehensive program that fosters mutually supportive roles between the University and its alumni at the school and college level. S/he will manage approximately five academic affinity groups and hundreds of volunteers through the various components of volunteer management: identification, recruitment, event planning, fund raising, leadership succession, etc, in addition to other projects as needed.

The Director will carry a portfolio of approximately 250 prospects and will have an annual financial and request goal and be responsible for moving prospects through the development continuum. Additionally, the Director will serve as a liaison to at least one of the University’s schools and colleges, working with the Dean and an advisory board to grow fundraising efforts and alumni outreach.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Four to six years of experience in development and alumni affairs or related fields. S/he should demonstrate leadership ability and experience in both volunteer management and staff supervision. Also required are demonstrated knowledge of project coordination, marketing and event planning; and experience with Web-based services as well as print and electronic publications. The eventual director must have superior written, oral and interpersonal skills in addition to strong organizational and time management skills. It will be helpful for a candidate to have fund raising or sales experience, and to be experienced with SCT/Banner and the Microsoft Office suite. This person must be willing to travel and to work evenings and weekends.
Application Instructions: Submit a letter of application and resume to:

Amy Reich
Executive Director for Alumni Affairs
150 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1500
Fax: (516) 463-5897

Voluntary Self-Identification All applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification forms
Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: 08/16/2018
Posting Number: 898316

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.