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UMD Alumni Associate

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Duluth
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353419


Job FamilyAdvancement

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code8341AR

Employee ClassCivil Service

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This is a 40 hour per week, 12 month, benefits eligible, Civil Service position.Job Code: 8341ARJOB SUMMARY: The Alumni Relations Associate for the Office of Alumni Relations reports to the Director of Alumni Relations. The Alumni Associate works with the Alumni Relations team to forge strong relationships and active partnerships between the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) and its over 70,000 alumni. Emphasis on engaging alumni in programs, projects, and events with outcomes tied to enhanced connections between alumni, students, and UMD. Develop strategies and compelling options for alumni and priority affinity groups. Responsible for creating Alumni Relations communications including the newsletter, social media, web content, and email. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Programming & Projects (35%) a. Develop Alumni Relations programs with outcomes tied to alumni participation, impact on student experiences, and alignment with university goals. b. Develop new programs for Alumni Relations in collaboration with UMD campus partners.c. Manage affinity group volunteer committees and boards as directed. d. Conduct personal visits with alumni: recruit and manage volunteers, record appropriate alumni information in DMS, refer prospects to Development when necessary. e. Travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. Event Management (35%) a. Develop reunions for class years and affinity groups. When appropriate, build sustainable models for recurring reunions. b. Develop new social events with outcomes tied to alumni engagement. c. Develop qualitative and quantitative performance metrics for alumni programs and events including social media and website. Analyze data and use information to make recommendations on whether programs and events should be continued, changed, improved, etc. d. Coordinate and expand existing alumni events (e.g. Homecoming, Bulldogs on the Block, and Grad Party). Communications (20%) a. Develop a comprehensive strategic marketing plan for Alumni Relations.b. Develop goals related to email open rates, clicks, shares, and comments. Use these communications outlets to drive attendance at events and recruit volunteers. c. Manage social media accounts. d. Supervise student communications interns. e. Create, edit, and publish content on the website, e-newsletter, and social media.f. Design promotional graphics for events and programs. Administrative (10%) a. Assist in managing the Alumni Relations annual budget. b. Represent Alumni Relations in vendor negotiations: research sites, caterers, speakers, entertainment, etc. for programs and events. Based on needs and cost analysis, determine which vendors to use. The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


MINIMUM/ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: The minimum qualifications for this position are a BA/BS in business, student services or a discipline related to alumni relations, or 4 years combined equivalent education and work experience. Experience with word processing. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (SELECTION CRITERIA): * Experience with MS Excel or other spreadsheet software * Previous experience in alumni relations or a closely related field to include experience as a volunteer or leading volunteers. * Previous marketing, management and program development/event management experience. * Demonstrated strong attention to detail. * Established self-motivation and strong personal commitment to the organization's mission. * Substantiated experience and skills related to social media strategizing and implementation. * Demonstrated commitment to working with and supporting individuals and groups from a variety of backgrounds, communities, and cultures. The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

About the Department

The University of Minnesota Duluth Alumni Relations Office fosters a spirit of loyalty to the university by engaging, connecting and celebrating all alumni and friends of UMD. http://www.d.umn.edu/alumni-relationsUMD's Office of Student Life helps students to succeed in their academic work, make progress toward completion of their degrees, prepare for lifelong learning, and continue on after graduation to successful and rewarding careers. http://www.d.umn.edu/student-life/


Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

    How To Apply

    Applications will be reviewed beginning January 16, 2023Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.***In order for your application to be complete, you MUST attach a cover letter and a resumeAdditional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).Please Note: If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact U of M Benefits at 1-800-756-2363 for any eligibility limitations.***Smoking and chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles.***


    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

    About the U of M

    University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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