Alumni Relations Manager
Deadline for Applications Extended to 5/9/2021

Code: 17117 Posted: 04/16/2021

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic leaning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals.

UW-Parkside is a great place to enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer an engaging and supportive work environment and the opportunity to make a difference for students on a daily basis. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.

Position Title: Alumni Relations Manager

Employment Type: Full-time, Non-Instructional Academic Staff, Exempt

Reports To: The Alumni Relations Manager will report to the Director of Donor & Alumni Engagement.

Pay Range: $50,000-55,000

Essential Job Functions

The Alumni Relations Manager coordinates UW-Parkside’s efforts to engage with our more than 27,000 alumni, in order to build pride, support, and meaningful interaction with the university. The position develops relationships with individual alumni and affinity groups, executes marketing strategies for alumni programs, organizes events, and analyzes data to ensure alumni relations goals are being achieved.

Knowledge of UW-Parkside’s student experiences and alumni perspectives will benefit the individual in this position; UW-Parkside alumni and others who have an affinity for the university are encouraged to apply.

The Alumni Relations Manager collaborates with units across campus, and is a key member of the University Advancement team. University Advancement leads UW-Parkside’s development (fundraising), alumni relations, and strategic communications efforts.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads the development, production, and dissemination of communication and branding strategies and materials for the unit
  • Plans and leads the implementation of major alumni events, volunteer committees, and activities in alignment with strategic initiatives and objectives
  • Plans, directs, and executes alumni visits and discovery calls, passing leads to the appropriate major gift officers to cultivate relationships to assist in achieving established donor goals
  • Serves as a unit liaison for internal and external stakeholders, answers questions, and provides information about established programs based on set material or standards
  • Monitors, organizes, and updates donor records, and implements operating policies and procedures
  • Identifies data trends, errors, and insufficient data; and reports variances according to established policies and procedures


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 or more years experience in education programming, alumni relations, communications/marketing, or a related field
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday May 9th, 2021 are ensured full consideration. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 05/10/2021

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