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Associate Director of Alumni Affairs
University of Louisiana Monroe in Monroe, Louisiana
Date Posted 03/17/2021
Nonprofit-Foundation Relations
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Associate Director of Alumni Affairs is a member of ULM's creative and dynamic alumni and development team dedicated to fostering strong ties between the University and its Alumni. Reporting to the Director of Alumni Relations and the Executive Director of the ULM Foundation and Alumni Relations, the Associate Director assists in ensuring the programs of the Office of Alumni Affairs and Association address and respond to the ever-changing needs of the alumni/friends of the University and are compatible with the priorities of the University.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Director of Alumni Affairs and Executive Director of the Foundation and Alumni Relations in implementing strategic plans to increase Alumni Association membership and support of the University;
  • Follows policies and procedures for day to day operations of the Office of Alumni Affairs;
  • Assist in enhancing the University's alumni marketing plan;
  • Maintain the Alumni Webpage calendar of events;
  • Maintain regular communication with alumni/friends and students in compliance with the University's alumni marketing plan via direct contact, email blasts, social media, alumni web pages, media appearances, print publications, monthly newsletters, handwritten notes, and University events including but not limited to events held by Alumni Chapters, Athletics, Athletic Foundation, Recruiting, Career Connections, Foundation, VAPA, Alumni Reunions, Student life activities, and Fundraisers;
  • Execute plans to continuously increase alumni/friends membership/participation and then maintain retention in alumni/friends membership/participation;
  • Establish and build relationships with a wide diverse range of alumni/friends: locally, regionally, nationally, internationally, and cross generations;
  • Implement and execute programs and events to educate and engage underclassmen, graduating students, new alumni/friends and current non-involved alumni;
  • Assist in managing Alumni Association Chapter Events;
  • Supervise and manage the activities and membership of student alumni programs, 31 Ambassadors and Young Alumni;
  • Partner with the Director to develop and write news stories for monthly Good News;
  • Manage and update the alumni files and records in Raiser's Edge;
  • Develop and maintain relationships in professional organizations and with Alumni Affairs colleagues at other universities to ensure best practices are understood and incorporated;
  • Represent the Alumni Association in programs that relate to community relations;
  • Other duties as assigned;
  • Flexibility in hours and travel is mandatory.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working in alumni affairs or in a related area including management of a non-profit member organization, corporate relations, and/or marketing and sales is preferred; experience with an electronic database for developing involvement and friend-making is a plus;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with board, students, faculty, staff and the public;
  • Proven planning and organizational skills;
  • Social media and networking ability;
  • Creative program planning;
  • Flexibility, initiative, and the ability to work independently;
  • Experience with managing or developing volunteer programs is preferred;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines;
  • Interest and ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed;
  • Ability to work in a team environment in order to satisfy multiple goals;
  • Ability to work with an Alumni Board of Directors;
  • Familiarity with the University of Louisiana Monroe;
  • Bachelor's degree required, awarded from ULM preferred.
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