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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Alumni Groups

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Department: Office of Alumni Relations
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Alumni Groups
Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, Alumni Groups, will work within a collaborative office environment and will be responsible for planning and implementing alumni engagement initiatives designed to foster lifelong connections between alumni and the university, with particular responsibilities for Miami’s affinity and reunion groups.
This position reports to the Senior Director, Alumni Relations and works with the alumni groups team to frame the alumni experience for affinity groups and establish annual program priorities. The major components of this position are to manage groups on a day-to-day basis; produce inclusive alumni events, both on and off campus; provide support and guidance to a portfolio of assigned alumni groups.
The ideal candidate will be energetic and innovative, will have excellent communication skills and will be able to handle multiple projects. They will have many opportunities to collaborate with talented people and build relationships both across campus and within the division of University Advancement and will have the ability to work with varied personalities and work styles.


Duties/Physical Demands:

• Serves as staff liaison to Miami’s affinity alumni groups, by organizing meetings and conference calls, activities, events and logistics.
• Coordinates with advancement colleagues and campus partners to provide infrastructure, support and guidance for alumni groups.
• Represents the Miami University Alumni Association at programs and events as necessary, including events on campus and away from campus (regional and national travel).
• Identifies and trains new volunteer leaders; forms new advisory groups; stewards existing groups and volunteer leaders.
• Partners with development staff to coordinate and strengthen alumni groups and affinity based fundraising.
• Track metrics and data points to make strategic business decisions, determine effectiveness of programs, and to discover and cultivate opportunities for programmatic collaboration; produce reports and recommendations.
• Utilizes social media to further and/or build relationships with both established and new alumni groups, coordinating with divisional and university social media efforts.
• Plan, forecast, monitor and maintain annual budgets for assigned alumni groups.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor's degree and one to three years of work experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience in a non-profit or higher education setting. Internships, volunteer work, and other experience gained during the completion of a degree program may be counted towards this requirement.


Desired Qualifications:

• Master's degree.
• Knowledge of Miami University.
• Experience in a non-profit or higher educational setting.
• Experience creating and/or leading alumni programming.
• Strong presentation skills and/or demonstrated training experience toward such a goal.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• High level of cultural competence, including experience working cross-culturally, a sensitivity to the dynamics of difference, an inclusive approach to customer service, and comfort with building awareness of diverse individuals and groups.
• Organized and task-oriented with demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously while remaining calm, focused and productive during extremely busy periods of time.
• Ability to work collaboratively with various constituency groups, volunteers, and campus partners.
• Strong communicator with excellent written, verbal, and social media skills. Will have an eye on the current digital environment and an interest in or experience with social media marketing trends.
• Strong understanding of and commitment to customer service.


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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