Alumni Relations Officer
- Establishes and implements fundraising strategies to increase alumni and former student giving to the SFSA Endowed Scholarship and other university priorities.
- Plans and organizes former student relationship-building activities including, community service projects, mentoring, networking and recruitment support projects, reunions, and Recall (homecoming).
- Supervises the alumni development officer and works cooperatively with the development team to maximize contributions to the university from alumni.
- Manages a portfolio of major alumni donors and prospects.
- Works to maintain the integrity of alumni records and keep them up to date as much as is possible.
- Serves as the University’s main liaison to the SFSA, provides direction and leadership to SFSA, coordinates the relationship between SFSA and the university, including coordinating SFSA’s board of directors, committee members, and SFSA meetings, plans, and activities.
- Directs SFSA’s growth and development by designing and implementing activities and programs that increase the meaningful involvement of Schreiner Alumni in support of the university’s goals.
- Represent Alumni on committees and participate in meetings and conferences involving senior university officials and volunteer leaders.
- Work cooperatively with members of the Schreiner University staff, including but not limited to marketing, admissions, athletics, and student services to ensure that former student participation in recruiting, mentoring, and networking activities are coordinated with the appropriate office on campus.
- Evaluate and monitor program effectiveness.
- Assists with university advancement events and performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Development or Vice President.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
- Three years of successful work experience in a related field including, fundraising, public relations, direct marketing or sales, event planning, and volunteer management. Alumni work preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
- Excellent verbal, visual. and written communication skills.
- Well organized, systematic thinker.
- Ability to travel overnight with some frequency.
- Commitment to the mission and values of Schreiner University.
- The ability to work with and motivate a broad spectrum of people, including entrepreneurs, professionals, executives, advisors, students, volunteers, faculty, and staff members.
- Experience with and ability to develop and use computer applications and capabilities to produce correspondence, reports, and tools for analysis and review, i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, Access.
- Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Driving is required. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license, related insurance and good driving record.
- Proven experience in and knowledge of the full spectrum of development including, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, high-level boards, volunteer groups, and administration. Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events.
- Creative ability to conceptualize, develop, and implement programmatic activities from only very general guidelines. Proven success in initiating, planning, and strategically implementing cultivation opportunities through engagement. Knowledge of the principles and practices of developing and utilizing volunteer leadership.
- Proven ability to work with a high level of independence, prioritize assignments, and departmental needs to meet deadlines. Demonstrated strong managerial, leadership, and communication skills.
- Graduate of Schreiner University
- Experience in a higher education environment.
- Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or other donor management software.