The office of Alumni Relations in the UMKC Division of Advancement
and the UMKC Foundation supports involvement and engagement of
alumni across the university through events, philanthropy,
mentorship of students, activities and by serving as a voice for
more than 134,000 alumni who graduated from or attended UMKC.
Alumni Relations works in conjunction with the Alumni Association
to support, strengthen and unite our robust community of UMKC
To learn more, visit our website
The Office of Alumni Relations in the UMKC Division of Advancement
and the UMKC Foundation supports involvement is seeking an
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations. This position will report to
the Managing Director of Alumni Relations. This role will lead
efforts and work in tandem with the Managing Director to meet the
department goals and objectives.
- Oversees the coordination of UMKC Alumni Governing Board
Meetings and programs including but not limited to: Alumni Awards,
UMKC Blue and Gold Week, Regional Alumni Events
- Leads efforts regarding administrative work related to the
Governing Board including but not limited to:
- Coordination of Alumni Governing Board finances
- Management/Coordination of all Alumni Benefit/affinity programs
(travel, insurance, apparel, license plate program, partnership
with Career Services)
- Leads efforts regarding Regional Clubs and Cultural and
Affinity Groups related to the Governing Board.
- Oversees or manages committees related to the Governing
- Manage Alumni Relations sponsored events, in collaboration with
our university colleagues in the Office of External Relations and
Constituent Engagement as needed.
- Oversees recruitment, training, and coordination of volunteers
for alumni programs and initiatives.
- Collaborate with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion on the
development and outreach to community partners.
- Collaborates with Marketing and Communications to manage
communications for Alumni Relations such as email communications,
newsletters, website content, correspondence, and social
- Digital engagement execution
- Be the first point of contact for external constituents
reaching out to the Alumni Relations Office, ensuring information
and changes to current and future alumni. Uses judgment to
identify, troubleshoot and resolve day-to-day technical and
- Work closely with the department of Annual Giving, Advancement
Services, and Stewardship Offices.
- Be the point the person of the Alumni Relations team when the
Managing Director is not available.
- Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable
knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
- Three or more years’ experience in alumni/constituent
relations, volunteer management and/or fund raising/annual
- Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and
be innovative, creative, self-motivated, strategic, proactive and a
$56,864 - $66,000 per year commensurate on education, experience,
and internal equity.
Full-time, benefit eligible staff position
Open until filled. Review of applications to begin on October 23,
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