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Alumni Specialist

Montgomery College
Maryland - Montgomery County

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Job Description

Montgomery College, Central Services, has an immediate need for a full-time Alumni Specialist in the Advancement Department. The work schedule is generally Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, but will require regular and direct support of, and attendance at, evening and weekend events, meetings, and activities as needed. This is a non-bargaining, non-exempt, grade 25 position. Non-exempt positions are not eligible to work a secondary job at Montgomery College. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. This position is eligible for telework 2 day(s) a week. This eligibility is subject to change based on the needs of the unit.

The Alumni Specialist is responsible for implementing the Alumni Association programs and the Association’s Board of Governors goals and objectives assisting with strategy development, ensuring effective management and coordination of alumni board undertakings with other College boards (Foundation and Trustees), recommending and carrying out communication with alumni, and encouraging the involvement and development of alumni in supporting Montgomery College. The incumbent develops and initiates strategies to sustain and strengthen the linkages between students, employees, alumni, and retirees.

The work of this job class involves isolating and defining unexpected situations and/or resolving critical problems, and the work product and services affecting the work of major aspects of administrative or technical programs, and usually consists of varied duties involving a wide range of processes and methods, such as those relating to established practices of an administrative or professional field.

Contacts are with college staff, current and former students, faculty, retirees, Alumni Board of Governors, community members, representatives of local businesses, donors, elected officials, and friends of the College to exchange information, spot-lighting alumni, and develop and maintain financial and volunteer support for the Alumni Association and the College.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Develops workshops, programs, lectures, and other activities of interest to students, alumni, and the College community.
  • Develops and implements regular communications with graduates, former students, retirees, and friends of the College, information packets to recent graduates, the electronic alumni newsletter, and online communications.
  • Develops and implements strategies to involve former and current students in activities designed to elevate the importance and contributions of a strong Alumni Association among current students.
  • Conceptualizes, designs, produces, and prepares for distribution of various publications, display materials, and marketing materials, including flyers, invitations, programs, displays, mementos, brochures, and posters independently to ease the workload for publications staff.
  • Coordinates with creative services staff to ensure consistent application of alumni branding, correct use of college branding, and quality control throughout the process.
  • Researches and investigates information on former students at the College for use in articles and promotional activities for the College and its Alumni Association, as well as to be included in briefings for the College President and other leaders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, or related field or equivalent experience or any combination of education, training, and experience providing an understanding of the field.
  • At least three years of experience in communications, administrative responsibilities, alumni programming, publication writing, and production; working with volunteers and a board of directors.
  • Working knowledge of communications, public relations, marketing/business, journalism, fundraising, project management, and event planning.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PageMaker, the Internet, and other relevant software.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship

The hiring range is $28.68 to $35.98 per hour. Initial salary placement is based on candidate experience and internal equity.Please include a complete resume including all relevant and related work experience.

Application Process:

  • Click Here to apply online
  • Cover letter required
  • This job will be posted until May 22, 2024

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check and degree verification (if applicable).
  • For international degrees, you must provide US degree equivalency verified by a nationally recognized credential evaluation service.
  • Participation in a retirement plan. If you are retired from the Maryland State System, you may not enroll in either the pension or optional retirement plan, per state law.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check and degree verification (if applicable).

  • For international degrees, you must provide US degree equivalency verified by a nationally recognized credential evaluation service.

  • Participation in a Maryland State Retirement System plan (Pension or Optional Retirement Plan, depending on the position). If you are already retired from the Maryland State Retirement System, you may not enroll in a Maryland State Retirement System plan at Montgomery Collage and may have earnings restrictions, per state law.

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management at 240-567-5353 or We require at least two weeks advance notice to enable us to provide the requested accommodation.

Montgomery College is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.

Closing DateWednesday, May 22, 2024


Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success. We give employees the environment, tools, and opportunities they need to make a difference.

Join us in our mission of empowering students and enriching the community. Positions are available at our campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, as well as our Workforce Development & Continuing Education centers and other off-campus sites throughout Montgomery County. 

We encourage talented professionals who want to enrich the lives of today’s—and tomorrow’s—students to browse our open positions and apply today.

Montgomery College offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. If you have any specific questions about benefits at Montgomery College, please e-mail

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