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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, UMKC Division of Advancement and the UMKC Foundation, 85495

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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 alumni.

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Job Description

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.

Key Responsibilities:
  • 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 Board.
  • 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 media.
  • 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 operational problems.
  • 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.
Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three or more years’ experience in alumni/constituent relations, volunteer management and/or fund raising/annual giving.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be innovative, creative, self-motivated, strategic, proactive and a team player.

$56,864 - $66,000 per year commensurate on education, experience, and internal equity.


Full-time, benefit eligible staff position

Application Deadline

Open until filled. Review of applications to begin on October 23, 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

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Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource.

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