Assistant Engagement Director

Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wis., that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. A Marquette education offers students a virtually unlimited number of paths and destinations and prepares them for the world by asking them to think critically about it. Along the way, we ask one thing of every student: Be The Difference.

Position Details

Assistant Engagement Director
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Assistant Engagement Director will coordinate key programs to strengthen engagement among Marquette alumni, parents and friends in support of the campaign. This position serves to enhance relationships with some of the university's most influential benefactors through thoughtful execution of engagement programs in conjunction with university partners.  This position has the opportunity to work in a hybrid work arrangement, with time worked both on campus as well as remotely.  

  1. Partner with University Advancement and Senior Engagement Director to identify, plan and execute high-end, broad and affinity-based campaign programming that engages alumni, parents, friends and students and cultivates philanthropic support of the university 
  2. Manage regional club and affinity group volunteers to cultivate engagement and foster their relationship with the university 
  3. Plan and execute admissions and other engagement opportunities for incoming students, parents and families 
  4. Execute regional programming that instills pride and inspires philanthropic support of the university 
  5. Engage young alumni through targeted communications, promotions, and event opportunities. 
  6. Oversee events around Marquette’s priorities and affinity groups as they arise 
  7. Event responsibilities include invitation design and list development, promotion planning and implementation, program ideation and management of event speakers, coordinating event logistics directly or in conjunction with campus partners, preparing materials to staff university leaders, staffing events (including travel where relevant) and coordinating post-event follow-up 
  8. Integrate university and campaign messages; align university priorities through event programming 
  9. Forecast events and budgetary needs 
  10. Foster and maintain productive relationships with all areas of University Advancement, departments across campus, and with alumni, parents and friends
  11.  Stay informed on current university initiatives, research and educational programs, and activities 
  12. Attend university events and volunteer meetings, often during evenings and weekends 
  13. Willingness to travel for programs around the country
  1. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required, along with at least 5-7 years of event planning, high-level staffing and volunteer management experience. 
  2. Marketing and/or development experience is a plus. 
  3. A proven track record of strategic, entrepreneurial and creative success, the demonstrated ability to thrive in a culture that is results-oriented and fast paced and the ability to build strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization is required. 
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as budget oversight and management skills are essential. 
  5. A commitment to Marquette’s character as an urban institution, its goals, mission, and Jesuit Catholic tradition is also needed. 
  6. The ability to travel; evening and weekend hours required.

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