Director of Alumni Relations

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Director, Alumni and Constituent Relations
Working Title Director of Alumni Relations
Department 900000-Foundation
Pay Rate Competitive
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 999463
Classification CJS16
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must submit a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position, resume, and 3 references. UCM application for employment required. Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered. A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check. Review of completed applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Professional Hours

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 11/09/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The Director of Alumni Relations plans and implements a comprehensive program for effectively engaging and communicating with over 100,000 alumni of the University of Central Missouri.

The Alumni Relations program is part of the UCM Office of University Advancement and Alumni Foundation, which builds relationships with individuals and organizations, secures and distributes philanthropic support, and promotes volunteerism to help advance UCM. The Director is an effective ambassador of UCM with alumni and the general public. He/she has an outgoing personality and is an excellent speaker and enthusiastic advocate of the institution and UCM Alumni.

The Director recruits, trains, and engages alumni volunteers to assist with the development of Central Missouri Alumni Mule Nation chapters in key cities. These volunteers help organize social and career networking receptions and generate good turnouts of alumni at events through telephone calls, social media, e-mails, etc.

Responsible for leading efforts to organize and promote other events including Homecoming, Alumni Awards, reunions, “New Alumni” welcome for graduating seniors, etc.

Effectively leverages UCM leadership, Foundation Board of Directors, Board of Governors, Faculty and Staff for alumni events.

The Director works with staff to keep the Alumni Foundation website vibrant and interesting. The Director creates and sends e-communications to highlight and promote Central Missouri Alumni achievements, events and special guests of UCM.

Collaborates with the UCM Store to market UCM/Central Missouri clothing and merchandise to alumni to generate revenue to support alumni programming.

UCM CORE ATTRIBUTES – Our core behaviors all employees are expected to model. During the annual review process, all employees will be rated on how well they model these behaviors.

Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students.
Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education.
Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose.
Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs.
Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community.

Education & Formal Training Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training

Any field required.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation

Required: Five (5) or more years of full-time work experience and demonstrated record of successful results in alumni relations, public relations, communications, fundraising/development, program development and implementation, or related field.

Listed below are the core leadership skills and traits at UCM. For all UCM leaders, a portion of their annual review focuses on the development and modeling of these competencies.

Builds Trust

Leads Change

Communicates Effectively

Builds High Performance Teams

Customer/Student Focused

Achieves Results

We are seeking individuals to join the UCM University Advancement team who can demonstrate successful experience and attributes including:
 Friendly personality
 Professional presence and appearance
 Excellent conversation skills
 Enjoys travel
 Enjoys calling and meeting new people
 Trustworthy and reliable
 Excellent verbal and writing skills
 Well organized and attentive to detail
 Timely in following up with alumni and other individuals
 Works well with others and is a team player

Other Experience
Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check, Driver's license
Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Must meet bonding requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.
Strong Organizational Skills
Ability to work independently.
Demonstrated high level customer/client service and response.
Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
Ability to be professional, tactful and diplomatic.
Ability learn and articulate organization mission, policies and procedures.

Specify sensory abilities:
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Other Physical & Environmental Factors
Lifting weight
Special Working Conditions: Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Other Special Working Conditions

Requires some nights and weekends.

Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required.
Special Qualifications:
Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents