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Director, Alumni Engagement

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Staff


Alumni Relations

Normal Work Schedule:

Normal hours M-F 8:00am to 4:30pm but may vary depending on University need and some evening and weekend for special events

Job Summary:

The Director of Alumni Engagement provides strategy and leadership to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive program designed to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, service, personal and professional development, and events and programs for alumni to enhance loyalty, dedication, and support for Jacksonville State University.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads efforts to create and sustain strong value connections for alumni and friends across the state, country and around the world.
  • Develops programs to facilitate lifelong dialogue between the university and its constituents to increase alumni participation and giving.
  • Engages alumni in the life of the University through consistent and positive communication using electronic, print, and social media (GEM of the Hills magazine and monthly alumni newsletter), exceptional customer service, and meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, service, personal and professional development and events and programs.
  • Enrich and expand the experience of alumni and graduating students to instill a sense of pride in the University.
  • Facilitates the growth of programs such as Growing Gamecocks and Student Alumni Association to foster student-alumni connections.
  • Directly supervises the Office of Alumni Engagement team, providing management, advice, support and guidance of day-to-day operations.
  • Oversees the production and distribution of the GEM of the Hills alumni publication, content development for monthly alumni e-newsletters and content for social media platforms.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships and programs with University units, including Admissions, Career Services, Parent and Family Programs, Athletics, Student Affairs, and academic colleges and departments.
  • Meets the needs of all constituencies during Homecoming/Reunion by chairing the committee that plans and executes homecoming activities for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community.
  • Oversees the development and execution of activities for alumni chapters and affinity groups (academic, special interest, professional affiliations, etc.), identifies and cultivates volunteer leadership, develops strategies for the success of each group, and supports their events and activities.
  • Develops and executes promotional events and partnerships that raise the visibility of the University and the Alumni Association among constituents across the country.
  • Identifies and launches loyalty programs providing a benefit or service to alumni to cultivate volunteers and donors and generate income for alumni association programming.
  • Oversees the Alumni Association Travel Program to promote and encourage involvement with the University.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Five or more years of experience in marketing, special event management, alumni programming, or other transferrable and related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience working within higher education in fundraising, donor relations, alumni relations, or stewardship.

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript (official required upon hire)

Employee Benefits:

JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package.  Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
    • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
    • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
    • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
    • Medical (PEEHIP)
    • Optional plans:  vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

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