Director of Alumni Relations

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Position Summary: The Director of Alumni Relations leads and oversees all facets of the Alumni Relations Office at Bob Jones University. This person, along with the Associate Director of Alumni Relations, will develop and implement strategies and procedures that engage alumni through meaningful communications, events, and volunteer leadership opportunities. Additionally, this person is responsible for collaborating with various University departments and campus partners, especially the Office of Advancement. Vision and strategies will be developed with the Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations.


Strategy Development

  • Casts long-term vision, develops yearly and multi-year strategies, and establishes measurable goals for meeting vision and strategy.
  • Develops a yearly communication strategy and plan
  • Assigns responsibilities to the Director and Associate Director
  • Collaborates with VP and necessary parties to achieve goals
  • Leads the Alumni Relations team to accomplish strategic vision and goals
  • Represents the Alumni Relations department on the Management Team by communicating regularly with the VP and Management Team regarding strategic coordination and resources
  • Attends conferences and participates in professional development organizations for the good of the department


  • Evaluates and establishes processes and procedures to accomplish existing work
  • Establishes and manages new processes, events, and programs as needed
  • Tracks effectiveness of strategy through regular reporting
  • Manages the Alumni Relations department personnel and logistics
  • Manages any alumni communications with and through Communications Specialist and any logistics and operations with and through Operations Manager

Represents Alumni Relations

  • Acts as a University representative for Alumni Relations publicly, on and off campus
  • Spearheads new initiatives
  • Explores new opportunities


  • Proven track record of achieving strategic targets and/or goals
  • Proven management and leadership capabilities
  • Experience working with senior level executives in a corporate environment
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative
  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
  • Demonstrable ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development
  • Strong partnership-building skills
  • Thorough understanding of all components of alumni engagement
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of data base programs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent people skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities effectively in a Christian environment
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to effectively manage and mentor staff and volunteers
  • An understanding of the nonprofit and educational sectors
  • Energetic, team-oriented, enthusiastic and positive in a demanding environment

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience: Five or more years related experience
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