Careers at Annenberg
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Title: Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, Annenberg School for Communication
Job type: Full time (Hybrid Eligible)
Job Description: Reporting jointly to the Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication (ASC) and the Associate Vice-President for School and Center Programs, the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement will oversee Development, Alumni Relations, and Marketing and Communications for the School. Working closely with the Dean, the Senior Director is responsible for conceptualizing, planning, and executing a coordinated program of institutional advancement, including major gifts work with a primary focus on fostering new and existing corporate and foundation partnerships, building and sustaining a strong alumni relations program, and supporting and framing strong communications strategies for external stakeholders, within the framework of the School’s top priorities.
The Senior Director will also serve as an important member of the Dean’s senior leadership team. As a part of the school’s strategic planning and administrative infrastructure, the Senior Director will help provide leadership for incubating and fostering major strategic initiatives that promise to further the school’s mission and momentum. S/he will develop appropriate communications, engagement, and fundraising strategies to support the prerogatives that emerge from this process. The Senior Director will also work closely with the Dean and the school’s financial team to help maximize resources, partnering to best structure and position programs to attract external interest while meeting strategic priorities, guiding the appropriate implementation of donor-driven programs, and ensuring that the School is able to effectively steward donors.
The Senior Director will work with the Dean in mobilizing volunteer leadership to advance the School’s mission and quest for external visibility and support. As part of this effort, the Senior Director will work with the Dean and others to plan and guide formative thinking around the volunteer body or bodies that might continue to propel the school strategically. Over time, the Senior Director will manage recruiting, retaining, and rotating potential volunteer leaders and fully engaging them in the culture, work, and community of the School with an eye to maximizing their involvement and support.
The Senior Director will also work closely with the University's central Office of Development and Alumni Relations, drawing on its support services, and integrating the Annenberg School’s initiatives within the University's overall strategic and fundraising design. The Senior Director serves as an important bridge between School and University Development activities.
With future potential growth and expansion in mind, the department and position are newly forming at the Annenberg School, and the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement will be instrumental in framing the work and structure of the institutional advancement mission and function.