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Do you believe in the power of ideas, possibility, and in building community? Our client, a post-secondary institution, is looking for an interactive and resourceful Alumni Relations officer who will bring their alumni relations expertise, strong relationship-building skills, and excellent communication abilities to the Advancement department. This is a permanent full-time position starting immediately and includes a competitive benefits package.
Job Responsibilities 
  • Design and support the process, restructuring and legal requirements for the creation of a separate legal entity for the alumni
  • Create and structure interest groups, alumni advisory committees to put in place the constitution, mission, vision, values for an alumni association
  • Create and seek approval for alumni association policies, practices and partnerships
  • Develop connections among alumni, board members, the community and friends of the university
  • Develop, implement, and manage an alumni relations strategy that highlights and celebrates former students
  • Build strong internal and external relationships in order to broker new and sustain existing alumni-led activities and perks
  • Manage annual alumni projects including Convocation-related alumni programming, Alumni Awards, and regular and strategic alumni communications and events
  • Recruit and manage alumni volunteers, students and other key stakeholders to develop and implement programs that reach and serve alumni (i.e. insurance programs, alumni events, alumni chapters etc.)
  • Manage and develop content for a range of alumni communication channels (i.e. monthly newsletter, social media, website) and makes strategic use of social media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to promote involvement
Candidate Qualifications 
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum five years of related experience, preferably in a post-secondary environment, with experience in alumni or student programming
  • Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral including public speaking
  • Result oriented and flexible, with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills, including the effective planning and management of multiple projects; ability to problem-solve, think and act strategically and creatively
  • Proven ability to plan and organize events, lead promotion activities, and coordinate and support student and alumni programs
  • Regularly required to plan and take part in events in evenings and weekends

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