The Director of Alumni Relations is the face of alumni relations and oversees the planning and execution of a comprehensive alumni relationship program designed to increase alumni engagement and support. Works strategically with colleagues whose primary focus is fund raising.
Plans, manages, and evaluates all on and off campus alumni activities, especially all aspects of Homecoming, the Alumni of the Year and class reunions.
Strategically oversees the development of an annual work plan for alumni initiatives; working closely with alumni networks. Identifies potential vehicles and activities for the engagement of alumni through affinity groups.
Provides leadership and direction to the Alumni Board and the Parents Council. Coordinates the nomination and election of board members.
Works closely with campus-wide offices to seek ways to involve alumni in the life of the University (mentorship, internship, panel discussions etc.)
In conjunction with the Office of Communications, is actively involved in intentional, multi-channel communication with alumni.
Develops and manages the departmental budget, alumni correspondence, and evaluates events.
Facilitates the Student/Alumni Association Plans and coordinates the annual Alumni of the Year Dinner.
A high degree of emotional intelligence.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Ability to travel and work occasional weekends as required
Minimum of two years in fundraising, volunteer management, alumni programming, or related work, preferably at a small liberal arts institution.
Strong verbal and written communication skills. Public speaking experience a plus.
Event planning background very helpful. Organizational and multi-tasking skills imperative.
Familiarity and proficiency with new media.
Evidence of strategic thinking.
Must have excellent relationship-building skills as well as be detail oriented and accurate in planning and implementing tasks.
Ability to establish cooperative, effective working relationships with volunteers, donors, faculty and staff.
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Mars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in western North Carolina on its original site.Mars Hill’s small campus of approximately 1,200 students offers a warm and engaging environment, where students get to know each other, as well as professors and university staff. Mars Hill boasts a eclectic mix of students, and one of the highest percentages of minority students in the region. The university draws students from all over the United States, and the world.