Senior Director for Alumni Relations, Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
Carnegie Mellon University seeks a Senior Director for Alumni Relations, Tepper School of Business to work actively with the school's Dean and Associate Dean of Advancement, Tepper School Alumni Board, leading faculty members, key administrators, Office of Alumni Engagement, and other essential stakeholders of the Tepper School of Business to strengthen and lead alumni engagement across 20,000 (and growing) Tepper alumni. The Senior Director will partner with the Associate Dean of Advancement on a comprehensive and compelling alumni relations program for the Tepper School that enhances lifelong engagement with the school and the university and engages Tepper alumni at their points of interests—professionally, intellectually, and personally. In partnership with the Associate Dean, the Senior Director will bring to fruition an innovative, forward-looking alumni engagement program that includes the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies and programs that deliver best in class alumni relations programming to Tepper alumni domestically and globally.

Carnegie Mellon University is a global, research-intensive university with more than 14,000 students, more than 120,000 alumni, and approximately 5,000 faculty and staff. In 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked CMU #24 among national universities, #4 in terms of Most Innovative Schools, and in 2024, Times Higher Education World University ranked CMU as #24 among global research universities in the world. Many of CMU’s seven schools and colleges and their departments maintain top national and international rankings in computer science, computer engineering, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, engineering, business, drama, art, and music, among others. CMU is also one of a small number of academic institutions in the nation boasting a fully-fledged Federally Funded Research and Development Center, the Software Engineering Institute. CMU’s confluence of scholarly excellence, robust federal and industry interface, and heritage of innovation has consistently placed it among the world’s most dynamic and impactful research institutions.

The Tepper School has established itself as one of the leading business schools in the world, driven by its rigorous academic programs, its analytical, data-informed approach to problem-solving, the research impact of its faculty, the ambition and creativity of its students, and the business successes of its alumni. The Tepper School prides itself on not just keeping pace with the changing needs of business but anticipating and contributing to that change through innovative research and education. Undergraduate programs include Economics and Business Administration, ranked #7 by U.S. News & World Report. Graduate programs are offered at the Master’s and Ph.D. level and include the top ranked full time MBA program, #16 U.S. News & World Report and #2 Online MBA Poets&Quants, the Master of Science in Business Analytics, the recently launched Master of Science in Management; joint Masters’ programs with other colleges at CMU including the Master of Science in Product Management, the Master of Integrated innovation for Products and Services, the Master of Science in Computational Finance; and Ph.D.

"At the Tepper School of Business, we have always been trailblazers. From establishing management science as a scholarly discipline to adopting a human-centered approach that intersects business, analytics, and technology, we have continued to reshape business education. As the world witnesses the rapid evolution of digital transformation, the Tepper School is already embracing this modern challenge. I am seeking a dynamic, strategic, and forward-looking advancement professional who can innovate and elevate the school's alumni relations program—an accomplished individual who can build out a robust alumni engagement platform and be a partner with Tepper’s corporate, annual giving, and major gifts fundraising efforts." — Isabelle Bajeux-Besnainou, Dean, Tepper School of Business

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.