This is a full-time, managerial position, and days of work and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Note: This position is in the “NL” category of employment (non-fixed work week) and individuals in this role have no claim or entitlement to time off or cash compensation for hours worked beyond their normal schedule. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Compensatory time will not be granted for work done as an extension of the regular work day. It is the policy of the College to grant hour for hour compensatory time off, with advance approval, only when employees are required to work on a holiday. Time earned must be used within one fiscal year from the time it is earned.
RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:
Mission: Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.
Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, elementary education, nursing and social work. The College also offers articulated programs, including dental, optometry, chiropractic and health professions, as well as visual arts therapy and law, with colleges and institutions in New Jersey and New York.
Undergraduate students may choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and more than 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and an average class size of 23; affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Senior Director of Constituent Relations will organize, plan and direct the strategic goals and objectives for the Alumni Relations Program including the Alumni Advisory Boards, the Fundraising Special Events, the Office of Parent Engagement, and The Friends of Ramapo. The individual will develop all necessary policies, procedures and best practices to support College-wide goals with an emphasis on both the College and the Foundation Strategic Plans. The individual will set financial goals, monitor unit budgets and prepare detailed reports to measure outcomes. The Senior Director will also complete performance evaluations, develop performance standards, mentor and provide guidance and counsel to staff.
In addition to the supervisory role for all Constituent Programs, the individual will maintain full responsibility for their current portfolio of prospects and will be required to complete projects / programs in the Unit. At any one time the individual will manage a portfolio of 75 to 125 prospects and must log between 100 to 150 contacts per calendar year.
Provides management oversight and develops detail cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for Alumni Advisory Boards, Friends, Parents, Fundraising Event Participants, and Summer Concert fund raising /sponsorship.
Create and maintain the Customer Relations Management strategies and programs to assist in the integration of all communications and marketing efforts to all constituent.
Fully develop and implement an Office of parent Engagement.
Assures effective management and integration of the Alumni Board of Directors, Alumni School Advisory Boards, EOF Advisory Board, Honors Program Board, President’s Parents Council and Friends Board with all strategic initiatives of the College and Foundation. Recruits leadership and volunteers, provides training as needed, ensures By-Laws are current, recommends officers and committee chairpersons and elections and rotation occur as needed.
Elevates the image of the College, President, Board of Trustees and Board of Governors and introduces alumni, donors, friends, prospects, corporate leaders, public officials, and community leaders to the College through dynamic Constituent Programs.
Manage a portfolio of 75 to 125 prospects and must log between 100 to 150 contacts per calendar year, complete all prospect management reports and actively serve as a key member of the Prospect Management Team.
Provides leadership and support to selected committees of the Board of Governors including the Governance Committee and the Development Committee; serves as a staff resource to the Mission Fulfillment Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Proofreads high visibility publications, communications and invitations; decides content, writes copy and coordinates production as needed for all of the Unit’s communications efforts to ensure consistent, compelling and engaging messaging; represents, speaks and reports on behalf of the Unit at various on and off-campus meetings and events.
Become current with applicable IRS, federal and state laws, CASE and NACUBO guidelines that impact the development and alumni relations operations for the College and Foundation; assist with needed compliance reports.
Participate with other IA and / or College leadership to develop short and long term goals; draft and revise policies and procedures as needed; evaluate program effectiveness and when needed develop and implement alternatives to enhance results / performance.
Maintain confidentiality in all dealings with donors and volunteers, represent the College and Foundation with the highest level of professionalism, and maintain integrity and fairness with all personnel matters.
A Bachelor’s degree required. A Master’s degree preferred.
At least five to seven years of professional experience in fundraising, parent engagement, alumni relations or volunteer management experience with demonstrated growth and increased success with a proven track record. Ability to cultivate, solicit and close personal solicitations for not-for-profit organizations is required. Must possess proven leadership skills and be able to demonstrate a record of success in supervising full-time staff members to achieve measurable annual goals. Experience working in higher education and with parents, alumni, and donors. Must have the ability to analyze data, problem solve and use CRM technology to advance Institutional Advancement operations. Must have experience making presentations on behalf of the College.
Possess excellent leadership, communication (both written and verbal) and external relations skills necessary to ensure success of a results-oriented development and alumni program
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills; strong critical and creative thinker; ability to direct work independently
Personal energy, enthusiasm and commitment to surpass all goals;
Ability to enthusiastically represent the values and attributes of a public liberal arts college
Capacity to work effectively with administrators, board members, deans, faculty, alumni, parents, friends, corporate executives and volunteers
Experience with strategic positioning and developing creative approaches to maximize impact for promoting and advertising all programs to ensure fundraising success and attendance; experience with publications and / or Alumni Magazines is highly desired
Must demonstrate on-going professional development and the skills necessary to ensure success of a results-oriented development and alumni program
Acknowledge willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
Must have transportation and / or valid driver’s license for all off-campus meetings and events to perform duties and responsibilities as required
Knowledge of the Banner System desirable
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, values, strategic plan, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity-focused conferences, trainings, and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.
Internal Number: 112709106
About Ramapo College
"Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as sixth in the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,008 students and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border.Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers six graduate programs as well as articulated programs with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine."