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Alumni Relations Coordinator

Nevada State University
Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 23, 2024

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Alumni Relations Coordinator

Nevada State University appreciates your interest in employment. To ensure your application process runs smoothly, we ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:
  • The required documents are listed below on the posting. Your application may not be considered if you do not attach the required documents.
  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Completed applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.
  • Please note, recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources department at (702) 992-2320 or

Job Description

Nevada State University invites applications for the position of Alumni Relations Coordinator. The Alumni Relations Coordinator will contribute to the mission and goals of the Division of Advancement. This role reports to the Senior Director of Advancement and oversees, plans, and implements alumni engagement strategies, alumni development and philanthropic giving, communications and outreach, and events that support the Nevada State University alumni network. This position will also help to cultivate a culture of philanthropy among students and alumni while managing giving day campaigns. This position will attend campus and external events, and host alumni events. This position will collaborate with internal campus and external partners, working closely with volunteers, the Alumni Network Council, and the alumni network to increase alumni activation while developing new plans and programs to serve and better engage alumni.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

Nevada State University, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), Nevada State is a university where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 12% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 11% are Black/African American, 25% are White, and 7% are multiracial.

We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the university and progress its mission, the university dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of Nevada State University, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.

We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Alumni Engagement Communication & Activities
    • Track all alumni engagement in Raisers Edge NXT; manage alumni contact information in database.
    • Create and oversee alumni network communications, including paper and digital outreach using, but not limited to, web, social platforms, newsletter, and email communications. Utilize data to track outreach and identify best channels to reach alumni.
    • Develop and host alumni engagement events in Southern and Northern Nevada, and out of state; identify creative ways to engage more alumni.
    • Serve as the alumni liaison and resource with all University departments to provide cohesive and organized communications with alumni.
  • Alumni Development, Philanthropy, & Giving Days
    • Serve as the lead for alumni giving strategy and outreach.
    • Follow moves management and donor gift cycle management to solicit gifts from alumni.
    • Collaborate with Director of Annual Giving to develop and implement alumni giving and solicitation plan.
    • Manage giving days and special campaigns with targeted outreach to alumni.
  • Volunteer Management
    • Serve as staff liaison with Alumni Network Council.
    • Host quarterly Council meetings.
    • Identify and help support alumni volunteer service with Nevada State University.
  • Student & Alumni Relations
    • Serve as the Advancement lead for Grad Days event, collaborating with Career Services & NSSA.
    • Collaborate with campus partners to create and provide opportunities for students to network with alumni.
    • Build culture of philanthropy across student body and alumni network.
  • Other
    • Support Division of Advancement in other areas as needed.
    • Represent the Division of Advancement and/or Nevada State University at events.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 1 year of related experience.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (Nevada State does not sponsor employment-related visas).

Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with and leading volunteer groups.
  • Experience managing multiple events end to end.
  • Familiarity with Raisers Edge of other customer relationship management database.
  • Experience with digital communication platforms.

Salary & Benefits

Budgeted salary for this position is $62,000.00. Nevada State University offers excellent benefits, including 17.50% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 12 paid holidays, educational benefits, and three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

This Posting is Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a hiring decision has been made.

Special Instructions for Internal NSHE Applicants

Nevada State University employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE, UNLV, UNR, NSU, CSN, TMCC, WNC, GBC, or DRI) MUST use the “Browse Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at Nevada State and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Browse Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment(s) viewable to you will be the attachment(s) to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment(s) to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment(s) will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at

Please upload the following documents:
  • Detailed resume listing relevant qualifications and experience;
  • Cover Letter indicating why you are a good fit for the position and Nevada State University;
  • Names and contact information of three references, at least one of whom can speak to your teaching ability (you will be notified before references are contacted).

Applications that do not include the required uploaded documents may not be considered.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications in their cover letter. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

This position may require a criminal background check to be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Nevada State University does not currently sponsor Visas, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

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