Director of Development and Alumni Affairs(UAE Nationals Preferred)

Date: Aug 30, 2023

Location: Ajman Univeristy AJMAN, AE, AE

Company: Ajman University


The Director plans and executes the vision and mission of Ajman University related to alumni engagement and development programs. The Director is responsible for the development of strategies and plans of Ajman University development and Alumni Affairs offices.  The Director oversees the implementation of strategies, and ensures adequacy of fund-raising programs as well as strengthen alumni engagement to enhance pride, dedication, and support for the University.


Office of Development

  • Designs, implements, and oversees comprehensive corporate relations and fundraising programs designed to secure significant financial resources from donors to support AU’s mission and strategic priorities.
  • Oversees all fundraising efforts and programs, including annual fund, special fundraising events, major donor programs, grants, capital campaigns, planned giving, donor prospecting and research, and office administration to meet or exceed annual development plan and income goals.
  • Broad financial responsibility that includes setting fundraising objectives, evaluating results, and developing corrective strategies as needed.
  • Identifies, develops, and maintains relationships with current and prospective donors, foundations, organizations, alumni and corporate funders.


Office of Alumni Affairs

  • Plans, implements and promotes alumni programs that support the University’s central mission and vision.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of programs fostering alumni involvement with the University and to encourage meaningful and productive alumni participation.
  • Plans and implements programs and projects that engage alumni in strengthening and providing tangible benefits to alumni, the institution, and current students.
  • Oversees the planning and execution of alumni activities both nationwide and in targeted regions across the country to enhance alumni engagement and cultivate connections






  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum 8 to 10 years of experience in education industry; of which minimum of 5 years of experience related to managing alumni relations fundraising, preferably in an independent educational institution.
  • Proven track record of executive relationships ties preferably related to raising funds from individuals and foundations, with tangible results.
  • Leadership experience, including skills to inspire a team, support and develop individuals.
  • Capability to work effectively with high net worth business leaders is essential.
  • Exhibits exemplary written/spoken English (Arabic is an advantage). 




  • Energetic and high degree of enthusiasm with great social skills.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, excellent public speaking and written skills, media savvy.
  • Maintains confidentiality and exemplifies personal and professional integrity.
  • Professional maturity, highly developed levels of tact, diplomacy, and initiative.
  • Attractive to High Worth Network Capital.
  • Demonstrated competence in technology.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to aid in daily contact with a diverse multi-cultural population; mature judgment, courteousness, protocol, and professional etiquette.
  • Ability to encourage staff under direct supervision to operate as members of an effective team.
  • Demonstrated skills in forward and outward thinking and being able to anticipate and prioritize work.
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle timelines.
  • Ability to work creatively and independently.
  • Ability to work under pressure.




Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment, which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements.  The position may entail work after duty hours, on weekends, holidays and in emergency (i.e. may be subject to “on-call” responsibilities).  




Reports to: Chancellor