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Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni and Parent Engagement

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Work type: Restricted
Location: Malibu Campus
Categories: Director/Executive/Management, Advancement, Development/Alumni Affairs

The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Alumni and Parent Engagement is responsible for the strategy, leadership, and oversight of Pepperdine’s alumni affairs and parent engagement programs, and serves as a front-line fundraiser to increase alumni participation and giving. This highly motivated and professional individual serves as a departmental leader, contributing to the success of Advancement’s strategy and operations to increase alumni and parent engagement. Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement and Chief Development Office, this individual sits on the Vice President’s executive leadership team, working closely with the Vice President to identify opportunities to engage alumni and parents across Pepperdine’s five schools.


  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of approximately 100-150 mid-level giving donors/prospects ($1,000-$24,999+ capacity) with added focus on pipeline development to meet increasingly aggressive annual fundraising goals. Plan and execute 12-15 significant meetings with prospects each month. Participate in advancement activities and events including dinners, receptions, alumni events, campus visits, etc., some of which involve evening and weekend work hours and regional and national travel.
  • Actively work to engage alumni and friends to contribute back to the University through philanthropic support, fostering strong relationships with alumni by engaging them in the life of the University and with each other, making connections for current students through the network of alumni and friends to further the mission of the University, and leadership development.
  • Manage and oversee the alumni affairs and parent engagement teams. Work closely with each work group to continue developing a strategic plan for Alumni Affairs and parent programs, including planning, implementing, and reviewing alumni communications for advancement. Optimize online resources and data for alumni, providing important information regarding alumni demographics, distinguished alumni, and key facts.
  • Manage and oversee the development and support of alumni chapters, affinity groups, and regional programs, the execution of major alumni and parent events, and alumni benefit programs.
  • Develop and maintain cooperative and collaborative relationships and programs with University units, such as Admissions, Career Services, Athletics, and Student Affairs.
  • Attend local Alumni Association functions and chapter events to promote involvement and support from alumni, students, parents, and friends through presentations and other forms of engagement.
  • Lead and manage the development of critical resources to support shared needs among the five schools and participate in the development and evaluation of activity and program goals jointly shared by the schools.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years related work experience, preferably in higher education and alumni-related activities; experienced success in organizational leadership; ability to develop and implement strategic plans, budgets, and university-wide initiatives; ability to staff, train, and manage a team of highly productive individuals; familiarity with Google Suite; proficiency in Microsoft applications; ability to articulate Pepperdine University’s unique mission of Christian faith and academic excellence; ability to support and integrate the Christian mission of Pepperdine University into daily work.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is a Restricted, Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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