Alliant International University — Director of Alumni Relations and Services


Director of Alumni Relations and Services

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas: Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement. The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.

Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

The Director of Alumni Relations and Services, under the general direction of the Vice President of Student Affairs, is responsible for the creation and oversight of a comprehensive alumni relations program for all five current schools and all national and international campuses of Alliant International University and heritage institutions. The Director of Alumni Relations and Services will envision, develop, and lead strategic initiatives to support communications, technology and in-person & online events to engage the Alliant alumni community, and in turn support current students, the enrollment of new students and ongoing accreditation/regulatory needs. S/he will use technology, data analytics and engagement metrics to measure success.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Create a comprehensive strategy for continuing growth and development of the alumni relations program, including aligning year-by-year alumni relations priorities with the university strategic plan and key priorities.
• Develop and maintains collaborative relationships and programs with University units, including Admissions, Student Services, and schools and academic programs.
• Develop and implement a strategy to engage current students in preparation for an active role as alumni
• Create meaningful opportunities for alumni to connect with each other, the university and current/prospective students online and in-person. This includes in-person events, webinars, online alumni community, a mentoring program, etc.
• Identify and engage alumni who can enhance our services for current students (mentoring program, alumni speakers/panelists for colloquia, alumni who could offer field placement sites, reduced fee-psychotherapy, etc.).
• Develop and implement career and professional development workshops for new alumni and current students by engaging career seasoned alumni to facilitate the activities.
• Act as primary administrator for the Career Impact online resource to provide career and professional development resources and job postings for alumni and current students. Act as primary administrator and content manager for Career Services content on the Alliant Student Hub (Sharepoint).
• Act as primary administrator and content manager for the Alliant AlumniFire online networking site.
• Identify and engage alumni who can directly bolster new student enrollment through referrals and/or indirectly bolster new student enrollment by supporting value-added services for prospective students (e.g., speakers for open houses, alumni testimonials to support marketing)
• Plan and staff alumni events, both locally and regionally. Travel to events as needed. Coordinate all services related to event management including scheduling; catering; custodial, maintenance and grounds requests; media services; and public safety.
• Identify, develop, lead and execute special initiatives: These may include class reunions, the development of alumni chapters, compliance-related initiatives, anniversary year celebrations, etc.
• Convene and manage an alumni advisory board and serve as the primary contact for alumni advisory board.
• Work with the Communications and Marketing to produce publications and communications, including contributions to the annual Impact Report, regular updates to the alumni section of the website, and the alumni e-newsletter
• Continuously improve the quality of alumni data and technology. Ensure alumni data is functionally integrated into University SIS system with the appropriate access permissions and clear protocols. Oversee the maintenance of alumni website pages, class notes, and mass email conception. Update and maintain alumni records; Field daily alumni inquires and requests.
• Work with the CEO of the Alliant Educational Foundation to develop strategic University/Foundation partnerships on events, alumni donor relations strategies, and other initiatives to support the Foundation and in turn enhance scholarship opportunities for current and prospective Alliant students.
• Work with Institutional Research and Compliance departments to develop content for Institutional surveys designed to gather alumni outcome data including employment and licensure needed for regulatory reporting; Develop, implement, and monitor strategies to increase response rate to alumni surveys; Contribute to the development of self-study materials for program review, WSCUC, APA, CCTC, ACBSP, COAMFTE, and other accreditation needs
• Perform other related tasks, duties and responsibilities as required, assigned or directed.

Skills:
• Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office applications; In addition it's preferred to have experience with SalesForce (or similar CRM system), Campus Nexus Student (or similar SIS), and with AlumniFire.
• Hands-on experience with current technology, digital communications and networking trends, including social media, email marketing, and virtual networking/engagement platforms
• Project management experience: Strong organizational skills, ability to manage several projects simultaneously and ability to meet deadlines; problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills required. Ability to inspire and motivate students, alumni, and external constituents.
• Confident, positive, professional demeanor working with internal and external facing constituents
• Sound judgment and discretion in handling confidential information
• Experience developing, planning and managing professional development and networking events

Minimum Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
Experience: 3-5 years of demonstrated knowledge of alumni relations, student affairs, constituent engagement, membership, customer service; public relations and/or community building or related.
Certifications, Licenses, etc.: Valid driver's license and automobile insurance

Application Instructions:
• Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter.

For more information or to apply, please visit: https://jobsearch.createyourowncareer.com/Alliant/job/San-Diego-Director-of-Alumni-Relations-and-Services-CA-92131/652040801/

Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.

Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at hrstaff@alliant.edu or 858-635-4509.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees and Applicants. This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read this notice carefully.

Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.

Company: Alliant International University, Inc.
Country: United States of America
State/Region: California
City: San Diego
Postal Code: 92131
Job ID: 127601
Date: Feb 18, 2021
Location: San Diego, CA, US, 92131

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