Dir, Alumni Relations

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Director, Alumni Relations

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Dir, Alumni Relations


San Marcos


Alumni Relations

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Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.:

•Bachelor’s degree required in business, communication or related field.

•A deep appreciation for, and the ability to be an active ambassador for Texas State University’s commitment to inclusion, our diversity, and our culture of caring.

•Demonstrated knowledge of current alumni relations and alumni engagement best practices.

•Ability to build trust quickly and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues and represent the university with external parties in a professional and ethical manner.

•Demonstrated management/leadership skills to build a culture of teamwork and trust, and the ability to motivate, mentor, inspire and empower employees through both in-person and remote engagement.

•Ability to think creatively and strategically, to build consensus and collaborate with others, and to articulate and implement alumni engagement that reflect university’s strategic plan.

•Strategic and operational problem solving and analytical ability to include data analysis, budget management and financial planning.

•Extensive and successful experience working with volunteers including recruiting, training, and implementing strategies for volunteers so that they will be successful.

•Ability to foster innovative, inclusive and creative problem solving; active listening and communication skills; and a presence that engenders trust, confidence and respect.

•Strong interpersonal skills to allow for effective and positive communication with management across the university; demonstrated leadership/supervisory experience; the ability to deliver sensitive information tactfully and professionally; and conflict resolution skills.

•Evidence of effectively managing and leading others through change in rapidly evolving environment.

•High energy, self-starter with excellent organizational skills.

•Extensive knowledge and experience in MS Word, Excel, and other Microsoft applications.

•Experience with constituent relationship management databases.

•Ability to work nights and weekends.

•Ability for occasional travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

•The successful candidate must have 5 years of experience in managing volunteer programs or business outreach.

•Master’s degree or higher.

•Experience raising funds by developing and implementing strategic solicitation fundraising plans that incorporate a concise definition of goals, targeted audiences, and strategies in line with institutional goals preferred.

•Experience working with program leadership in a capital or comprehensive campaign.

•Experience in using database information and data analysis.

•Experience with Raiser’s Edge database.

•Alumnus of Texas State University.

Job Description:

The Director of Alumni Relations reports to the Assistant Vice President for University Advancement and is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive alumni engagement for a large public research university. The director provides meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, service, personal and professional development, and creates events, initiatives, programs and services for alumni. This position will foster and strengthen ties with the University’s more than 206,000 alumni, working to increase engagement and financial support through effective communication, celebration of achievements, fostered engagement, and broad outreach. The director will supervise and manage employees reporting to this position, ensuring accountability in satisfactory attainment of goals, and will manage related budget(s) and funds related to Alumni Relations.

Job Duties:

Alumni Relations Responsibilities

•Lead the strategic direction and operations of the Alumni Relations Office.

•Work closely with the other advancement and university units to ensure that all areas are working in a cohesive environment towards the goals of the university.

•Serve as a major gift officer for the alumni relations team.

•Serve as an active member of the advancement leadership team.

•Work with colleges and departments to enhance alumni programming.

•Work with other academic support departments and athletics to aid and assist them in reaching their goals and seek out opportunities for alumni programming.

•Oversee all financial decisions of the Office of Alumni Relations and of the Association, including setting and monitoring budgets, and ensuring a clear, independent financial audit.

•Represent the university in the community.

•Provide direction for the day-to-day operation of the Alumni Relations Office.

•Select, train, encourage and manage an effective and efficient alumni relations staff.

•Direct the implementation of effective on-and off-campus events, programs, and activities.

•Utilizes metrics and analytics to identify opportunities for improvement and evaluate the effectiveness of alumni engagement strategies.

•Promotes a culture of positivity, collaboration, continuous improvement and commitment to quality.

•Perform other duties as assigned.

Alumni Association Responsibilities

•Works with and supports the Alumni Association Executive Committee and Board of Directors as the Executive Director of the Alumni Association.

•Manage all Alumni Association Board of Directors related activity, including executive committee meetings, committee work, and quarterly Board meetings.

•Maintain ongoing communication with members of the Alumni Association Board to ensure productive involvement.

•Keep abreast and share with the Alumni Association Board and staff, current and future trends in alumni relations and administration that will strengthen the Association’s ability to fulfill its mission.

•Provide for sound management of the association’s financial resources.

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Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Why work @ Texas State? :

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

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Posted: 3/4/2021
Application Due: 3/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time