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 Director of Alumni Relations

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Job DescriptionDirect and implement a comprehensive Alumni Relations Program to build alumni participation and support through strong communication, personal interaction, organization of reunions, chapters, and special events.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Supervise all aspects of planning and implementation for the University's Reunion programming, including class reunions, reunions for the University's professional schools, and additional affinity group gatherings.

Organize and build leadership in Chapter cities and assist area alumni in implementing regional gatherings.

Provide leadership and direction to the University's Alumni Council and work to build a strong, regional based program.

Design productive volunteer opportunities for alumni through planning committees, professional school Councils, and work with Admissions and Career Development; recruit alumni participation.

Supervise development of special programming for students and young alumni.

Work with campus community to build communication and benefits offered to alumni and strengthen personal contact.

Serve as a supportive member of the University Relations team on various fundraising campaigns, alumni cultivation, and special events, e.g., Heart of Oak Campaign, Evening in the Grove, Tom McCall Forum, etc.

Work closely with Advancement Services to solicit, maintain, and track accurate and up-to-date information for alumni files.

Oversee day-to-day activities of the Alumni Center including staff supervision, work study, alumni correspondence, and inquiries.

Position requires some travel and a commitment to working some evenings and weekends.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree and/or 5 years in University, Public Relations or related field
Previous fund raising and program administration experience
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
Must be able to manage multiple tasks, details and support staff
Effective time management skills and ability to work as part of a team
Demonstrated experience with and involvement in the University's role in its community

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:

Reports to the Vice President for University Relations

CLASSIFICATION:

Professional Exempt; 12 months, full-time
 
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