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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Whitman College
Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Whitman College

Compensation: $50,000 - $61,000



Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's vibrant and beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, welcoming and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving approximately 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EEO) .


The Alumni Relations office works to create exciting and memorable events that connect alumni to the college in meaningful ways. Through travel to alumni hometowns, virtual events and on-campus reunions, our team creates opportunities for alumni connection: to Whitman, to current students and to each other.


The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations is a key member of a team developing programs to engage alumni, parents and friends of the college. The Assistant Director works closely with passionate, loyal alumni volunteers and a dedicated, experienced staff to strengthen the connection between the college and alumni of all ages.


Successful applicants can expect to start between $50,000 and $55,000. Salary within the larger range will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

  • Work collaboratively with a wide-range of on-campus and off-campus constituents.
  • The Office of Alumni Relations is committed to intentional engagement with alumni of diverse backgrounds with an eye towards equity and inclusion. In-person and virtual events coordinated by the Assistant Director will reflect this commitment.
  • Working with volunteers to create class-specific programs during Fall Reunion Weekend; organizing alumni activities, both in-person and virtual; coordination of various aspects of special alumni programs.
  • The Assistant Director will be assigned to specific geographic areas; they will be responsible for planning a variety of educational, social and activity-oriented events.
  • The Assistant Director will serve as the office's subject matter expert for technology platforms used in daily operations, and assume the role of leading the office in acquiring proficiency with those platforms.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Alumni Relations when bandwidth is available.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to advance the College's core values of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Exceptional organizational and scheduling skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with volunteers and campus constituents.
  • Ability to navigate travel to and through a variety of cities required.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace tools, LinkedIn, and the ability to learn new computer applications.
  • Passion for, knowledge of or willingness to learn about liberal arts education and advancement.
  • Ability to share technological proficiency through peer to peer training.

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years of work experience in higher education alumni work or related work, such as event planning, public relations, marketing, fundraising, or any combination of experience that provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge and ability required to perform the job.

  • Experience working with databases.

Please note that while the description details both required and preferred qualifications, we want applicants to be aware that they do not need to have all of the preferred qualifications to be considered for this position. If you meet the minimum qualifications and have passion for the work, you are encouraged to apply.

  • The position involves periodic travel and participation in evening and weekend alumni activities.


Whitman College offers a competitive benefits program that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances.

Basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage.

403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met.

Paid Time Off: 20 accrued vacation days, 12 accrued sick days, 13 paid holidays.

Tuition Remission - Dependent Children

Employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester.

Employee Assistance Program

Learn more about benefits eligibility here.


Contact Human Resources regarding requests for disability accommodation in the employment application process.


Application review will begin January 8, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.


February 2024

For full application instructions and position description, visit


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