The Emporia State University Alumni Association in Emporia,
Kansas is in a search for an Alumni Programs Coordinator. The
salary range is $33,500 to $44,500 commensurate with
qualifications. This position includes excellent benefits
including medical, dental, vision, retirement with employer match,
employee and family tuition assistance, and generous paid time off
policies and administrative/holiday closures.
The Alumni Programs Coordinator designs and supports all alumni
activities and programs of the Alumni Association. The coordinator
reports directly to the Director of Alumni Relations and works
closely with the Emporia State University Foundation to execute
strategic communications, events, volunteer opportunities and
fundraising programs designed to inspire and nurture relationships
between alumni and the institution. The coordinator also serves as
the lead advisor for the Emporia State University Student
Ambassadors organization. Specific duties for this position
- Coordinate and facilitate logistics of the Alumni Association
and alumni chapter programs, events and meetings.
- Manage the alumni event process, including but not limited to:
event scheduling; preparing and developing invitations; making
arrangements with vendors; assembling the appropriate materials,
information and equipment necessary for the function; tracking and
securing advance reservations and attendance; ensuring proper
post-event protocol; and ensuring alignment to organizational goals
and strategic initiatives.
- Coordinate the ESU booth at the Kansas State Fair, including
the development of a marketing plan, recruiting and training
volunteers and staff, and preparing and gathering appropriate
materials and promotional items for the booth.
- Coordinate Homecoming events and activities.
- Serve as the principal staff liaison to the NE Kansas Alumni
Chapter, South Central Kansas Alumni Chapter, and the Kansas City
Alumni Golf Committee.
- Serve as the lead advisor for the ESU Ambassadors.
- Facilitate and coordinate Ambassador meetings, events,
activities, conferences, and programs including but not limited to
Senior Week and Homecoming.
- Facilitate volunteer outreach for identified and assigned
- Provide alumni relations and development officers with
background information on prospective guests for coordinated
- Research and suggest alumni program initiatives that align to
the mission and strategic plan of the alumni association.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an
accredited institution or a minimum of 3 years volunteer management
and leadership experience. Experience within event planning and/or
higher education is preferred.
Ideally, the candidate for the Alumni Programs Coordinator role
will show initiative and leadership, have excellent oral and
written communication style, and be organized. This candidate
should be able to manage multiple deadline-driven projects, be
adaptable, and have the ability to establish and maintain standards
of quality. A passion for Emporia State University’s mission and a
commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)
efforts are essential.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter addressing
their interest and qualifications for the position to Aileen Miller
by uploading to https://bit.ly/3nUiHGj. Background
check and official transcripts will be required prior to hire.
Review of application materials will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled.
Emporia State University is an
equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All
qualified applications will receive consideration for employment
without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity,
religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital
status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information,
status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected
veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by