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Associate Director, Alumni Relations

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Job no: 499546
Department: Office of Alumni Relations
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Fund Raising, Development, Alumni
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Associate Director, Alumni Relations


Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:


As a member of the Alumni relations department reporting to the Director, Alumni Relations, the Associate Director, Alumni Relations is responsible for the planning and execution of regional (at the city, state, national and international levels), campus and virtual alumni engagement activities that strengthen alumni connections to Miami University.

The Division of University Advancement at Miami University is looking for new team members who want to make an impact on the lives and experiences of our students through philanthropy. Miami University is a public university founded in 1809 with over 200,000 alumni and 20,000 enrolled students. With its close proximity to the city of Cincinnati coupled with a nationally recognized excellence in undergraduate education, there is a significant opportunity to increase support from alumni, friends, and partners. Everyone on our team plays a part in achieving this goal.

In alignment with Miami University’s statement on Diversity and Inclusion, University Advancement is committed to and fully embraces the philosophy and belief that a diverse community is among an institution's greatest strengths. The Division of University Advancement is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where all people feel safe, valued, and respected. To view our full statement including our specific commitments, please visit our website:


Duties/Physical Demands:

Manage the development, implementation, organization and evaluation of programming, budget and activities for regional and international alumni chapters and chapter boards, including but not limited to budget planning and oversight; volunteer recruiting and training; event planning and coordination.
Develop new and enhance existing online (virtual) offerings across the department, division and campus to bring Miami University social, professional and educational content to all alumni enhance the profile of Miami alumni relations to alumni, students, community, faculty and staff.
Work with campus partners to foster alumni partnerships around the recruitment of incoming students and professional development of current students.
Coordinate annual fund efforts for key groups and projects through regular communication and strategic planning with Annual Giving and major gift officer(s) to ensure that Miami University achieves campaign fundraising and engagement goals.
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.
In conjunction with Advancement Corporate and Foundation Relations, identify and execute a sponsorship program for major regional and/or virtual programs.
Work in partnership with Advancement Communications to promote regional engagement in print, online, email marketing and social media.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree. Minimum three years of work experience; volunteer work may be counted towards this requirement.


Desired Qualifications:

Experience in alumni relations, non-profit or higher education. Experience in volunteer management.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Organized and task-oriented with demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills. Must possess the ability to manage several projects simultaneously. Ability to work collaboratively, proactively and positively. Strong communication skills with excellent written and verbal skills. Strong understanding and commitment to customer service. Willingness to work evenings and weekends, including travel.


Working Conditions/Physical Demands:


Special Instructions to Applicants:



Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

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

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