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Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, Alumni and Friends Engagement and the Clark Fund

Clark University, University Advancement

Job Title: Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, Alumni and Friends Engagement and the Clark Fund
Reference Code: 199875
Job Location: Worcester , MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Development/advancement, alumni affairs
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-03-06
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Associate Director of Marketing, Alumni and Friends Engagement and the Clark Fund
Clark University

Clark University

Associate Director of Marketing, Alumni and Friends Engagement and the Clark Fund

Job Code 199875

University Advancement

Full-time /40 hours/12 months

Clark University’s University Advancement Division seeks to fill the position of Associate Director of Marketing, Alumni and Friends Engagement and the Clark Fund. Reporting to the Director of the Clark Fund, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing critical daily operations of the both departments through effective engagement, solicitation, and marketing to alumni, parents and friends of Clark University using direct mail, e-mail, social media, and other communication channels.

Working collaboratively with Clark Fund and Alumni & Friends staff members, this position will coordinate marketing for annual giving programs and alumni and parent engagement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the strategic direction of marketing channels for the Clark Fund for each fiscal year (direct mail, e-mail, and social media).
  • Produce copy for all direct mail and e-mail appeals for the Clark Fund under the direction of the Director of the Clark Fund.
  • Produce copy for print and email invitations for Alumni and Friends Engagement under the direction of the Associate Director.
  • Coordinate production of direct mail and brochure production for the Clark Fund and Alumni and Friends Engagement including the bidding process and execution of print pieces with mail houses.
  • Manage digital fundraising tools.
  • Maintain content for department website.
  • Work with colleagues in Alumni and Friends Engagement, the Clark Fund and University Marketing and Communications to ensure marketing efforts are strategic and coordinated.
  • Thorough understanding of Raiser’s Edge data elements related to constituent contact, gift and prospect information in order to request the correct data from Advancement Services staff for respective programmatic activity.
  • Budget management for individual solicitation programs in order to establish accurate reporting of response rates and return on investment (ROI).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • A bachelor’s degree, required.
  • 2-4 years’ of professional experience in marketing, preferably for higher education advancement; proven record of project management, required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with campus partners to ensure all projects and efforts are coordinated and cohesive.
  • Deadline-driven focus with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and proven ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or a similar customer relationship management (CRM) platform.
  • Prior experience using social media channels and metrics for strategic messaging; strong knowledge of the digital media landscape.
  • Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus.
  • Some evening and weekend hours as well as occasional local travel for events.

Information and Application Process Instructions

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks’ vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé, cover letter, and submit writing samples and previously worked on marketing collateral to <resumes@clarku.edu> .

Applicants must reference Job code 199875 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Clark University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Human Resources Department as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on www.AcademicCareers.com. Thank you.

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E-Mail: resumes@clarku.edu

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