Assistant Director of Engagement - Reunions and Regional Events


Position Title

Assistant Director of Engagement - Reunions and Regional Events


University Advancement


Full Time/Exempt

Essential Job Duties


  • Responsible for planning and execution of key affinity and class reunions
  • Recruit, train and manage the activity of class agents and reunion volunteers
  • Communicate regularly with volunteers and committees, sharing strategies for communication, updates for engagement and attendance goals, and information regarding programming and philanthropy

Regional Events


Dolphin Clubs


  • Identify, recruit and train volunteer leadership as well as manage, report and evaluate activities for all Dolphin clubs
  • Expand the regional-based alumni communities, both in number of Dolphin clubs and their programmatic offerings
  • Coordinate with University Advancement GOLD (Graduates Of the Last Decade) Phin liaison to develop stronger recent alumni presence and programming regionally


JU Regional Events

  • Collaborate with Admissions/UA/Athletics to plan and execute regional programming
  • Assists in the development of the overall budget for regional-based alumni events
  • Facilitate Jacksonville University’s annual Global Toast

Engagement & Annual Giving

  • Work with the team to develop and execute annual and long-term strategic goals that increase alumni engagement and philanthropy
  • Maintain a portfolio of prospects/donors to cultivate meaningful relationships and ensure annual giving participation
  • Collaborate with Advancement Services team to organize and analyze reunion and regional event data; maintain accurate and up-to-date information for alumni records
  • Other duties as assigned

Special Skills

  • Prior direct experience working with or managing volunteers
  • Strong communication skills, through public speaking and communication on traditional, digital, and social channels
  • Ability to work independently on many facets of specific program responsibilities (budgeting, contract negotiations, event logistics, etc.)
  • Exemplary customer service and hospitality; maturity to handle sensitive and confidential information

Work Conditions

  • Work is primarily indoors, but requires the incumbent to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or being off-
  • Some events may take place outdoors.
  • Standard office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Position requires some travel and a commitment to working some evenings and weekends

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Prerequisites Required for Position

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Preferably in: Communications, Business, or Marketing
  • 2-3 years in fundraising, higher education, events planning or other relative experience

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Please send application materials to Sharon Getz at