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Director of Alumni Programs and Volunteer Management

Development Office

Reed College seeks an experienced fundraiser and volunteer manager to be our next Director of Alumni Relations and Volunteer Management. The Director is responsible for cultivating, recruiting, and supporting alumni engagement and fundraising activities. This role reports to the Executive Director of Advancement. 

Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Salary for this position is $90,000 per year. This is not a remote position.

Who You Are

  • You have experience managing volunteers. 
  • You are an effective verbal and written communicator. You are comfortable managing conflict and having challenging communications. 
  • You are committed to ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion in your workplace. You have experience advancing equity through your lived experience, your paid work and/or your volunteer work.
  • You have experience inspiring, motivating, managing and/or mentoring direct reports with varying degrees of experience. 
  • You have demonstrated fundraising success, especially through peer-to-peer solicitations. You have a successful track record motivating fundraising volunteers and soliciting gifts from individuals.
  • You have successfully navigated relationships in a complex organization and/or a higher ed institution.
  • You enjoy analyzing data and making decisions based on what you learn.
  • You like to innovate and use new technology. You also know how to implement systems and evaluate what works.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to adapt strategic plans to changing circumstances.
  • You have experience working with constituents from around the U.S. and the world.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide effective leadership to a team of volunteer managers and fundraisers, including recruiting, mentoring and supporting professional development.
  • Develop strategies and opportunities to increase engagement among alumni, parents and friends with the college and build a culture of giving across constituencies. 
  • Adapt and innovate plans in response to changed circumstances and/or new information.
  • Create and drive implementation of annual fund strategy in partnership with colleagues.
  • Partner with the Executive Director of Advancement to identify and engage leadership volunteers.
  • Staff at least two leadership volunteer groups, including the Alumni Fundraising for Reed (AFR) Steering Committee and the Diversity + Inclusion Committee of the Alumni Board.
  • Coordinate cross-constituent volunteer activities, working through direct reports and in partnership with colleagues from across Advancement and across Reed.

Application Instructions

Click below to apply. You will be directed to Interfolio to create a free account and begin your application. A resume and cover letter are required. You can submit these documents in any format, but pdf works best. In your cover letter please address the following:

  • How would this position contribute to achievement of your long-term professional goals?
  • Which professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

As you apply online, you will be asked to provide an answer to the following:  

  • If you were selected for this position, how would you use your skills and experience to contribute to equity, inclusion and community growth at Reed?

Applications will be considered as they are submitted so you are encouraged to apply early. Priority will be given to applications submitted by July 12. 

Reed College replies to every candidate. We will confirm that your application is received, and if you are not selected, we will let you know as soon as possible.

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Reed College is committed to building a culturally inclusive community and a work environment that respects and inspires every person. Your unique skills, work history, cultural contributions, and lived experiences are essential to building this community. Members of historically marginalized groups including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are invited to apply.