Assistant Director Alumni Relations, Alumni Chapters - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID: 2538 - Unclassified - FT (salaried)

The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Alumni Chapters, 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‚Äôs geographic chapters.  This position reports to the Director of Alumni Groups and 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, within the division of University Advancement, and across the U.S.

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.  


Serve as staff liaison to Miami University's alumni chapters, in cooperation with the Associate Director for Alumni Chapters. Includes organizing meetings/conference calls, activities, & logistics; identifying and on-boarding new leaders and volunteers; stewardship and growth of existing alumni chapters and chapter volunteers.

Coordinate with advancement and other campus colleagues to maintain connections between alumni and campus through alumni chapters and other location-based engagement opportunities.

In partnership with both constituent and annual fund development officers, coordinate and strengthen chapter scholarship fundraising initiatives.

Utilize social media to further and/or build relationships with both established, new and informal alumni chapters. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

-Bachelor's degree.

-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 alumni 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.   

Preferred Qualifications

-Master's degree.

-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.

Keyword Phrases

  • Office of Alumni Relations
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Alumni Associations and Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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