The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Alumni Groups, will work within a collaborative office environment and share responsibilities for planning and implementing alumni engagement initiatives designed to foster lifelong connections between alumni and the university, with particular responsibilities for Miami’s affinity and reunion groups. This position reports to the Director of Alumni Groups & Reunions.
The ideal candidate will be energetic and innovative. He or she will have many opportunities to collaborate with talented people and build relationships both across campus and within the division of University Advancement.
This person will have excellent communication skills and be able to handle multiple projects. She or he will have the ability to work with varied personalities and work styles. He or she will have many opportunities to collaborate with talented people and build relationships both across campus and within the division of University Advancement.
Serve as staff liaison to Miami's alumni groups. Includes organizing meetings/conference calls, activities, & logistics; identifying and on-boarding new leaders and/or advisory groups; stewardship and growth of existing alumni groups and group volunteers.
Coordinate with advancement and other campus colleagues to provide infrastructure, support and guidance for alumni groups with ties to both academic and non-academic programs (e.g. Chemistry alumni, Greek alumni).
In partnership with both constituent and annual fund development officers, coordinate and strengthen group and/or affinity based fundraising initiatives.
Utilize social media to further and/or build relationships with both established, new and informal alumni groups. Coordinate with divisional and university social media efforts.
Serve as representative of the Miami University Alumni Association at programs and events as necessary, including events on campus and away from campus (regional and national travel). To include weekend and/or extended hours as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
At least one year work experience. Internships, volunteer work, and other experience gained during the completion of a degree program may be counted towards this requirement.
Organized and task-oriented with demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
Ability to work collaboratively with various constituency groups, volunteers, and campus partners.
Strong communicator with excellent written, verbal, and social media skills. Will have an eye on the current digital environment and an interest in or experience with social media marketing trends.
Strong understanding of and commitment to customer service.
Knowledge of Miami University.
Experience in a non-profit or higher educational setting.
Experience creating and/or leading alumni programming.
Strong presentation skills and/or demonstrated training experience toward such a goal.
Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.