Manager of Alumni Relations- IL- Development and Alumni Relations

Midwestern University
June 12, 2023
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Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations, the Manager of Alumni Relations is a dynamic role that is responsible for planning, marketing, and executing all national alumni events. This position plays an integral role in building relationships with alumni leadership and assists with developing strategic communications that engages alumni and keeps them connected to the university.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of event planning for alumni with a goal of enhancing the prominence and positive profile of the university in the alumni community.
  • Cultivate and build relationships with alumni leaders such as the Alumni Senate, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (CCOM) Board of Governors, Alumni Diversity Council, and the College of Pharmacy Alumni Council.
  • Support the development team by identifying key alumni and prospective alumni donors.
  • Develop new alumni programs to engage additional constituents.
  • Work with respective college and university leaders to create ways to enhance and strengthen existing and emerging alumni associations.
  • Create marketing communications to alumni, including e-newsletters, email, social networks, letters, and brochures with an emphasis on keeping alumni informed, engaged, and connected.
  • Serve as a representative for MWU at various alumni conferences and receptions.
  • Engage in campus and community outreach, and other duties, as assigned by the Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations.
  • Serve as a production assistant on alumni webinars.
  • 25% travel to local and national events.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience

    Bachelor's degree is required. Must have at least 2-5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in events management or alumni relations related field. The ability to build positive rapport with many groups of internal and external stakeholders is required to be successful in this position. Previous experience leading a project or a team is preferred. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are required. The ideal candidate must display a high level of professionalism in interacting with internal and external constituents.

    Computer Skills

    Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Previous experience with CARS or alumni tracking databases is preferred.

    Language Skills

    High skills: Ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors

    Reasoning Ability

    Intermediate skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Highly organized with keen attention to details.

    Mathematical Ability

    Intermediate skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions and proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand. The employee is regularly required to walk; reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

    Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.


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    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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