Director of Alumni Relations

Code: 16226 Posted: 01/09/2020

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Director of Alumni Relations.

The Director of Alumni Relations plays a central role in UW-Parkside’s efforts to engage our 25,000+ alumni with the university, students, and the alumni community. This leader oversees the development of the university’s alumni relations strategic plan, and works in partnership with university offices and alumni volunteers to carry out alumni engagement efforts that support the university’s needs and goals.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops strategic planning initiatives, objectives, and strategies for alumni engagement, in alignment with the university’s strategic plan
  • Serves as a primary alumni liaison to institutional leadership and internal and external stakeholders, promotes and advocates for institutional alumni relations goals and initiatives
  • Leads alumni programs such as the Distinguished Alumni Awards, alumni events, and alumni mentoring; leads alumni communication efforts through the biannual Parkside: The Magazine, regular digital communications, and one-on-one interactions
  • Partners with campus units and personnel to engage alumni in opportunities such as mentoring/career development, student recruitment, and giving programs
  • Partners with alumni volunteers, including the Parkside Employee Alumni Group, the UW-Parkside Alumni Association, and other key alumni, to achieve established alumni relations objectives
  • Develops and oversees the alumni relations budget
  • Supervises one or more undergraduate/graduate student workers assisting with alumni engagement projects                                                                                                   

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in alumni relations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of/ability to learn technologies used for alumni engagement and communication (Microsoft Office products, constituent relationship management systems, email marketing systems, etc.)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as working independently to produce results
  • Ability to work well with a diverse range of partners including faculty, staff, administration, alumni, students, and community members
  • Ability to effectively implement new ideas and establish processes which are replicable, consistent and sustainable
  • Ability to motivate and manage others
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and meet deadlines

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Two or more years of professional experience in alumni relations, higher education, marketing/communications, program management 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. 

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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
  • CV/Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday February 2nd, 2020 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

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.


Karen Grabher

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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