Alumni Relations Specialist (Communications) - University Advancement | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Posted: 02/06/2023



Position Title

Alumni Relations Specialist – Communications

TTC Title and Code

Alumni Relations Specialist (AV044)

FTE 100%
Position Information Principal Work Location: UW-Stevens Point Main Campus, Old Main
Supervisor: Laura Gehrman Rottier, Principal Alumni Relations Officer
Total Rewards Pay Schedule-range: $37,336-$42,336 annually; based on qualifications and experience
UW Stevens Point provides a competitive benefits package including monthly premiums starting at $32, deductibles starting at $250, auto-enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System (pension) with employer contributions, and 17+ days of paid time off (PTO)*. Additional benefits and more information available on our Total Rewards page.
Department University Advancement – Alumni Association
Department Description The UWSP Alumni Association was formed in 1968 under the auspices of then Chancellor Lee Sherman Dreyfus in order to more deeply engage and recognize alumni of UW-Stevens Point. Welcoming all alumni and friends into the Pointer family, the UWSP Alumni Association is home to programs, services, and traditions that aim to connect alumni to each other, the campus, community and current students in meaningful ways tailored to each persons’ interest and passion.
The UWSP Alumni Association is part of the UWSP Advancement Division at UW-Stevens Point. Advancement oversees activities of the UWSP Alumni Association, Major Gift Officers, development and the UWSP Foundation.
University Description Through the discovery and dissemination of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point stimulates intellectual growth, provides a liberal education, and prepares students for a diverse sustainable world. The university is committed to creating a safe, inclusive learning community for all faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds. Visit for more information about UW-Stevens Point. To learn about the Stevens Point (aka Point) area fun, jobs, housing, education, quality of life, and bragging rights, visit
Position Summary Reporting to the Principal Alumni Relations Officer, and as part of the UWSP Alumni Association, the Alumni Relations Specialist – Communications will serve as Advancement’s primary communications officer. This position will manage the overall flow of digital and print communications with University Communications and Marketing to ensure coordination of messaging to leverage the best return on investment for each piece. Each communication is created to foster lasting relationships with alumni, friends, and donors of UW-Stevens Point that result in increased engagement and philanthropic support.
Working in close coordination with the University Advancement team and UWSP Foundation, the Alumni Relations Specialist – Communications will develop and document communications strategies that engage our alumni, friends and prospective donors. The ideal candidate listens effectively, has a strong sense of curiosity, welcomes diverse ideas, takes initiative, accepts responsibility, shares credit, and shows integrity and persistence in meeting long-term and complex goals. This position is based in Wisconsin with travel to strategic locations in the United States where UW-Stevens Point alumni, friends, and donors are located.
Shift: Office hours of 7:45am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Evening, weekend and varied hours will be required, as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, or in other roles that emphasize interpersonal communication
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on activities with minimal direction
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with proven ability to prioritize to meet goals
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a broad range of colleagues and constituents
  • Strong sense of ethical conduct and ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Available to travel, work weekends and evenings as needed
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or skills and experience equivalent in communications areas
  • Thorough working knowledge of alumni relations, events management, volunteer management, donor relations concepts, principles, and practices
  • Experience in and/or appreciation of the unique environment of higher education
  • Previous experience working with a CRM or donor database
How To Apply Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. To return to a draft application, click on the “My Activities” link at the top of the screen after logging in. Once you click on Submit Application, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. After submitting the application, you will receive an Application Confirmation email from the application system. Refer to the “How To Apply” document for more information.
Anticipated Appointment Date March 13, 2023
Terms of Employment This is an Academic Staff annual appointment, exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Deadline Initial screening of completed online applications will begin on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. However, applications will continue to be accepted after this date until the needs of the recruitment are filled.
Required Materials Files must be complete to be considered. Submission in PDF format is preferred for all attachments. Please include the following documents:
- Cover letter addressing qualifications and experience
- Resume
- Contact information for three professional references
(Official Transcripts may be required of finalist)
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
Position Contact For additional information regarding the position, please call or email:
Brandin Helmers, Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Phone: 715-346-3908
Human Resources Contact If you have any questions regarding the application process, need special arrangements, or if you submitted your application with missing materials, please call or email:
Human Resources
Phone: 715-346-2606
Special Notes The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. UW-Stevens Point values diversity and inclusion as supported by our mission, “Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.”
Individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or interview process should contact Human Resources and Affirmative Action at 715-346-2606 or
The safety and success of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is paramount. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires the distribution of an annual security report to all current and prospective students, faculty, and staff. You may obtain the complete report at
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
An offer of employment will require a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
*PTO offering prorated based on start date and hours worked.