Alumni Relations Officer jobs in the United States

Alumni Relations Officer develops alumni interest and support of the university/college. Assists in creating and broadening alumni programs and in planning large reunion and/or homecoming events. Being an Alumni Relations Officer may oversee a group of volunteers/support staff. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Alumni Relations Officer typically reports to a director. The Alumni Relations Officer works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. To be an Alumni Relations Officer typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024

Alumni Relations Officer
  • Spalding University
  • Louisville, KY FULL_TIME
  • Summary


    Serving as the primary liaison between Spalding University and its diverse alumni base of approximately 15,000. The Alumni Relations Officer serves as the front line of communication with the university’s alumni and focuses on developing alumni engagement and giving. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, this individual develops relationships with alumni, department chairs. students, staff and current donors through one-on-one meetings, events, email, newsletters, and social media to increase engagement with Spalding University. As a member of the Advancement team, this person works to meet the University’s short- and long-term fundraising and engagement goals.

    Salary for this position is $46,000/year.

    Duties And Responsibilities

    • Collaborating with the Chief Advancement Officer and Manager of Advancement Services & Data Support, collaborate on the development of communication, engagement and outreach plans including solicitation plans for all alumni, faculty, and staff, lower-level donors, and students.
    • Establish long and short-range goals to assist in the meaningful engagement of our alumni and their support of Spalding University.
    • Direct and actively support volunteers including Alumni Leadership Council, reunion committees, and others to help them with engaging event planning efforts. Help grow their impact on the university community.
    • Assist in coordinating annual alumni awards and related events.
    • Develops and implements strategies to raise the participation rate of support by alumni. Spalding University has approximately 15,000 alumni across the country.
    • Utilizes the university’s computerized records system to ensure alumni records are accurate as possible.
    • Establish opportunities for current Spalding students to be “prepared” to be engaging young alumni.
    • Assists students seeking personal and professional connections for networking opportunities with Spalding University alumni.
    • Evaluates the effectiveness of alumni programs and services, identifying problems, recommending improvements, and instituting changes.
    • Serves as a resource to alumni on university programs and activities.
    • Assists with the planning and management of signature university events and develop new alumni events including individual college/school alumni events, athletics, and reunion programs. Alumni events may take place on- and off-campus.
    • Collaborate with Spalding marketing team to create engaging content on the Alumni Relations webpages, alumni newsletters, and alumni-targeted social media outreach.
    • Create and maintain a public master calendar for all alumni events planned and implemented though Alumni Relations.
    • Make direct asks to alumni up to $1,000 – help grow alumni giving.
    • Assist the Advancement Office in other duties as assigned.



    • Baccalaureate degree or equivalent experience.
    • Development and event planning experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience with community and individual outreach, and facility with social media, email, and other forms of mass communication.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate well with diverse constituent groups, both within and outside the University.
    • Superb written and oral communication skills.
    • A commitment to a positive team culture and full and visible participation in the formal and informal life of the campus community.
    • Ability to work collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other Advancement staff, and other University representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for university-wide priorities.
    • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills; highly detail oriented.
    • A working style characterized by high energy, absolute integrity, a strong commitment to collegiality and transparency, and compassion.
    • Authentic passion for Spalding University’s mission and desire to foster practices incorporating diversity, equity inclusion and belonging.


    • Regular or daily contact with administration, faculty, staff, and students.
    • Regular contact with community leaders and the general public.
    • Must have an appreciation and respect for diverse populations.


    All applications are made through the Paycom Applicant Tracking System.

    About Spalding University

    Spalding University offers a comprehensive package including medical, dental, vision, Spalding matching contribution up to 5% to your 403b/Roth retirement plan, generous Paid Time Off program, Parental Leave, 21 holidays including 2 weeks off at the end of the year, paid life insurance and short-term disability, paid time for volunteering, free gym membership, and more.

    Situated in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky’s largest city, Spalding University combines a rich social justice history and a commitment to community service as we attract students who desire a high-quality education in a very personalized setting. An engaged faculty serves nearly 2300 students at the bachelors’, master’s and doctoral levels, providing real-world learning in liberal and professional studies.

    Faculty, staff and students are united by the institutional mission: Spalding University is a diverse community of learners dedicated to meeting the needs of the times in the tradition of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth through quality undergraduate and graduate liberal and professional studies, grounded in spiritual values, with an emphasis on service and the promotion of peace and justice.

    With a focus on service and leadership, Spalding offers all students a mission-driven connection to community and comprehensive learning resources while striking a distinctive balance serving the educational needs of both the traditional student and the working student. In addition, our unique 6-week class delivery format affords students scheduling flexibility amidst other life responsibilities.

    Spalding aspires to become the first choice for students of compassion and service, with a commitment to cultural diversity, equity and inclusion, celebrated for a rigorous yet nurturing environment, emulated for interdisciplinary, collaborations, and acclaimed for contributions to the community.

    Spalding University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University complies with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity laws. It is the University’s policy not to discriminate against any individual or group of individuals and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, veteran status or other protected status. All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check.
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Income Estimation for Alumni Relations Officer jobs
$51,521 to $69,174