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Director of Alumni Affairs

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 6, 2023

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time

Director of Alumni Affairs

Athens State University

Closing Date:

Job Duties:
The Director of Alumni Affairs reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of External and Alumni Affairs and is responsible for developing and sustaining relationships with Athens State Alumni and the Alumni Association to increase engagement of alumni with the University. The Director of Alumni Affairs is primarily responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of university alumni.
  • Actively recruit, cultivate, and steward relationships with diverse alumni and friends of the University.
  • Lead and create alumni engagement opportunities for alumni to engage in University activities and events.
  • Liaison with the Alumni Association and work closely with the Alumni Board of Directors to ensure that the University has an active and vibrant Alumni Association.
  • Plans and conducts area alumni social functions.
  • Welcome new graduates to the Alumni Association during each commencement lineup.
  • Manage Homecoming and 50-year club activities and outreach to alumni.
  • Contribute to the development of alumni materials including the alumni magazine, brochures, case statements, and other media that support Advancement's goals.
  • Works with the Advancement Department to help with raising funds or planned giving projects especially with alumni.
  • Works with Admissions and/or Recruitment Office to develop, carry out and oversee strategies and activities to effectively involve alumni in the recruitment process.
  • Works with the Career Development and Placement Office to develop a program of job assistance for alumni.
  • Prepare and complete reports in a timely fashion to document activities related to Advancement goals and objectives.
  • Actively participate in updating and enhancing the Advancement database through the Salesforce CRM platform to ensure information is current and accurate.
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based upon need.
  • Assist with Advancement projects and events as needed.
  • Position requires some travel and a commitment to working some evenings and weekends.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate to diverse constituencies
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge in support strategies and techniques used to engage broad community
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to work practices and offers viable solutions for implementation.
  • Proactively engage in problem solving related to tasks in this position with internal and external constituencies.
  • Routinely practice self-monitoring by assessing self to make improvements or take corrective action to improve performance.
  • Ability to oversee and manage numerous projects and meet strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and other office tools.

  • Experience in higher education preferred.

Salary Schedule:
Salary Band: A10To view salary schedules visit: Salary will be Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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