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Coordinator of Student and Alumni Relations

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 29, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Coordinator of Student and Alumni Relations

Job no: 530521
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Architecture/Art/Design, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Student Life/Services, Planning/Project Management

Department: DSGN - College of Design Dean's Office
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $47,000 - $54,500 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0
Application Review Begins

10/31/2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a copy of your resume and be prepared to provide names and contact information for three professional references.
Department Summary

College of Design Student Services provides comprehensive support for student success, including academic and career advising, scholarship coaching, and access to alumni and professionals for career development opportunities through events, mentoring, and on-site visits. Services for students include career advising; undergraduate, general education academic advising; scholarship advising and administration; career-preparation classes; and engagement events to connect students with the professional world. The office is led by the Assistant Dean of Finance and Operations, and is staffed by a mixture of faculty, administrative, advising, and student employees.
Position Summary

The college of design seeks a motivated and engaged coordinator that takes initiative with excellent communication skills to organize new and existing events and programs in the College of Design. The Coordinator of Student and Alumni Relations provides professional development support to students and leads events and strategies to engage our alumni and the professional community with College of Design students; assists in the coordination of internship placement in professional firms and organizations; plans and implements career and recruitment fairs, alumni networking and engagement events, and college-wide signature events; works closely with UO Alumni Association and the College of Design Office of Development to collect and record alumni data, including engagement with UO and professional placement; provides scholarship search and application strategies to students; administers the general College of Design scholarships and coordinates the reviewing committee; and works with College of Design departments and programs to support the scholarship process.

Program areas include administrative support and development of the annual Signature events; Art & Design Symposium, Recruitment Fair and Portland Career Symposium, alumni networking events and engagement activities; management of donor and sponsorship acknowledgement processes, monitoring of endowed funds; coordination of College level scholarships including the Travel Awards; and development and implementation of stewardship plans and strategies that build strong donor relationships for Student services.

The Coordinator of Student and Alumni Career Services acts as a liaison between external constituents, professionals, alumni, potential sponsors, and College of Design academic departments and the Student Services office. The position works directly with the Assistant Dean of Finance and Operations to identify new opportunities to cultivate external and alumni relationships to serve student services.

This position receives a variety of assignments of moderate to high complexity that call for initiative, judgment, organization, and excellent oral and written communication skills. These assignments typically require planning ahead and meeting numerous deadlines.

This full-time position reports to the Assistant Dean of Finance and Operations with secondary reporting responsibilities to the Director of Donor Relations in the Office of Development.
Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three years professional experience in university administration, non-profit administration, or business administration.
    Professional Competencies

  • Ability to work outside normal business hours to coordinate and manage events.
  • Ability to be effective in an interdisciplinary team environment and with a variety of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and business professionals.
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers.
  • Strong oral & written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, initiative, and ability to make independent decisions.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
    Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or public relations.
  • Professional work experience in higher education.
  • Proficiency with database management systems.
  • Three years of work experience in Alumni and Donor Relations.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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