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Alumni Relations Officer
Job Type Full-time
Job Status Interviewing
Date Posted Wednesday, 04 December 2013
Location New Orleans
Company Information Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122
Website: http://
Job Description

Dillard University, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a balanced arts and sciences/professions institution, invites applications and nominations for the position of Alumni Relations Officer. The University is located in the culturally-rich and diverse city of New Orleans, Louisiana. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and energetic professional fundraiser who has demonstrated fundraising success in a non-profit setting. Only individuals who have a passion for education and can commit to immersing him/herself in a university environment need apply.

Position Overview

The Alumni Relations Officer develops and strengthens programs that are designed to enhance alumni participation in the university community. These programs include on-campus initiatives and off-campus initiatives to engage alumni and students.

Reporting Relationships - This position reports to the Director of Alumni Relations, who reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

•    Manage all alumni communications initiated by the Alumni Relations Office, including but not limited to our web presence (monthly e-newsletter, the Alumni Relations web page, the Alumni Relations Facebook page, etc.), printed information (articles for the university magazine, condolence and acknowledgement letters, Save the Date announcements, the Alumni House brochure, articles for the Courtboullion, etc.), and phone communications (event reminders, appreciation calls, etc.)

•    Manage the work of the Alumni Relations Assistant and work-study students

•    Manage Alumni Volunteer Program and a Student Ambassador Program, being careful to secure a consistent team of volunteers, volunteer training, planned assignments, an acknowledgement event, and program evaluation

•    Interface with alumni to provide appropriate specialized information; troubleshoot for the Alumni Office to take appropriate actions to facilitate expedient resolutions

•    Manage all alunmi event planning, including local alunmi receptions, event collaborations with other departments, assist the Director with the planning of alumni meetings in other cities

•     Assist the Director in the planning and implementation of projects that will educate and secure student buy-in into the university-alumni relationship (including but not limited to programs designed to engage students in fundraising campaigns, workshops on professional development, leadership training, etc.)

•    Assist the Director in managing the annual, year-long class agent giving program to raise funds among reunion classes

•    Must be available to work some weekends and evenings

Qualifications • Bachelors degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited four-year college or university
• One to Three (1-3) years of alumni relations and/or development experience preferred
• Excellent oral and written communications skills
• Strong organizational skills and ability to work across departments with all levels of staff
• Independent thinking, analysis, and decision-making skills
• High-energy level and ability to work under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Good presentation skills
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
• Ability to work with minimal guidance but with keen appreciation for the professional obligation to timely inform, update, respond to, adhere to, and effectively address goals and issues identified by Division Leadership.
How to Apply Please submit, electronically, a letter of interest, current resume, and three (3) professional references to:

Dillard University
Office of Human Resources
2601 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 816-4187 (fax)

Dillard University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify the Office of Human Resources.

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