Alumni Relations Specialist - University Advancement | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Posted: 01/09/2023

Announcement No.: 23-008AS
Job Opening ID: 19249
Business Title: Alumni Relations Specialist – Affinity Engagement
TTC Title and Code: Alumni Relations Specialist (AV044)
Terms of Employment: This is an Academic Staff annual appointment, exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Principal Alumni Relations Officer, and as part of the UWSP Alumni Association, the Alumni Relations Specialist – Affinity Engagement will serve as Advancement’s affinity reunion manager. This position will manage the creation and stewardship of UWSP’s alumni events with special focus on affinity and JEDI engagement. This position will also assist in unit-wide donor events, as needed.
Working in close coordination with the University Advancement team and UWSP Foundation, the Alumni Relations Specialist– Affinity Engagement will develop and document event 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.
Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in event planning, volunteer management, 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 in a field that emphasizes interpersonal communication or equivalent education and relevant experience and working knowledge of alumni and donor 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
Application Deadline: Initial screening of completed online applications will begin on January 23, 2023. However, applications will continue to be accepted after this date until the needs of the recruitment are filled.
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