Alumni Relations Coordinator

Morton College
Cicero, IL
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Alumni Relations & Development

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Job Title:

Alumni Relations Coordinator

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Executive Director of Institutional Advancement

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and a valid Illinois driver’s license. Demonstrated word processing, database management and data entry skills; an understanding of academic credit and degree requirements; knowledge of computerized educational records systems. Must be able to interact well with students, faculty and staff. Excellent organizational, oral, written and listening skills. The successful candidate must be able to work in a position requiring public contact, exercise sound judgment, and assist a diverse student population in a multicultural environment. Bilingual in English/Spanish. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including some evening & weekend hours.

Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency in Spanish/English, both oral and written. Master’s degree in Business, Education, Marketing or related field. Prior experience with curriculum development, especially in the area of alumni relations and student engagement. Excellent verbal, analytical, organizational and planning skills. Familiarity with budgets and public relations experience.

Job Summary:

The Alumni Relations Manager is responsible for the operation of the College’s Alumni Relations engagement. Expansion and implementation of marketing activities and support the college’s student success initiatives. Develop alumni recruitment strategies and strengthen relationships. Strategically develop an annual work plan that includes a calendar of activities, events, and programs tailored to motivate and engage different segments of alumni community.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Establish, develop, build and maintain effective relationship with a wide range of alumni, locally, regional, nationally and internationally through regular communication with alumni via direct contact, mailers, phone calls, email blasts, alumni website, social media, print publication, alumni gatherings, receptions, events, and other innovative formats.
  • Plan, organize and support alumni-based activities through the MC district.
  • Collaborate with the Athletics Department and Student Services areas to develop and increase alumni involvement beyond graduation.
  • Maintain alumni database records, capture content, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, alumni website and through MC social media pages.
  • Create stories of achievements and careers that tie back to the MC experience.
  • Work collaboratively with the Institutional Advancement team to develop marketing campaigns, lead creative direction of projects, and oversee day-to-day tasks.
  • Support the institution’s needs to develop a deeper base of alumni engagement that leads to additional philanthropic support, alumni assistance in key areas of the institution including recruiting, placement and programmatic support.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned by the Executive Director for Institutional Advancement.

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Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.


Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

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