Director of Law Alumni Relations

St. Mary's University of San Antonio
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director of Law Alumni Relations leads the alumni relations and engagement efforts for the School of Law. This position works closely with law school alumni, friends, administration, staff, and faculty and is responsible for providing support to leadership in the area of strategic planning and execution of alumni relations and engagement.


St. Mary's University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence: St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest and continues to advocate the Marianist mission. St. Mary's enrolls approximately 3500 students in a diverse university with four schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. The successful candidate is expected to support and contribute to the University's Marianist educational mission.



  • Executes strategic initiatives that enhance School of Law relationship with alumni and facilitates the student-to-alumni transition while working with the university development and student services to maximize participation in alumni events.
  • Supports the leadership in the general administration of law school alumni and development activities.
  • Plans and coordinates events and programs that engage alumni such as the Distinguished Law Graduate Dinner, alumni “Reconnects”, class dinners, happy hours, alumni reunions, chapter events, Law Weekend, etc.
  • Develops and manages programming events to increase alumni participation in law school activities.
  • Creates and fosters a focused strategy for building relationships with graduates of the last decade (GOLD), including working with the GOLD Council & working with the annual giving team in strategies to solicit GOLD alumni.
  • Prepares and submits reports regarding alumni relations operations, including a strategic plan for developing relationships with alumni and sub-groups of the alumni population; tracks and reports on the progress of alumni relations efforts.
  • Manages a fundraising portfolio of about 60 alumni and friends related GOLD alumni and special projects.
  • Coordinates with Law Communications to strategize the Law Advancement communications plan, including print, web and social media.
  • Arranges interviews with alumni and coordinates with the Law Communications team to spotlight alumni on website and in various publications.
  • Assists with and coordinates development of promotional materials and mailings related to alumni programming.
  • Works with law school faculty, staff, & student organizations to provide alumni participation and support in student activities. (eg. provide speakers, panel discussions, alumni association financial support); assists law school offices on a variety of programs where they might need volunteers or attendees.
  • Maintains alumni activity calendar in concert with university and law school general calendar; maintains law alumni records; assists in the maintenance and upkeep of the Institutional Advancement alumni database.
  • Develops, maintains, and implements Alumni Relations policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates chapter development, including maintaining contact with chapter boards of directors; assists in the planning and coordination of the Law Alumni Association board meetings.
  • Identifies prospective donors and stewards law alumni prospects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Five (5) years of experience in alumni, development or constituent relations related activities; volunteer activities will be considered, in volunteer recruitment, donor identification and solicitation with special emphasis in not-for-profit development and constituent relations activities; or similar experience.
  • Must clear and maintain a favorable background investigation and clearance
  • Must have valid driver’s license, motor vehicle liability insurance and personal injury insurance; or have a self-reliant source of transportation to conduct business on a daily basis
  • Must have a high ethical standards and a strong sense of confidentiality
  • Must have coordination and organizational skills, with particular emphasis on event planning and execution, database management, and implementation of constituent relations and development strategies.
  • Advanced office organizational and computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and outlook), familiarization with recognized social networking internet sites (eg: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.), and virtual meeting platforms such as Zoom;
  • Ability to interface frequently with administrators, faculty, staff, students, donors, trustees and high profile individuals in the community;
  • Must be highly responsive to the needs of others.
  • Ability to function as a team player in the overall fundraising activities of the University, including working some nights, weekends, occasional travel, and attending special events as needed.
  • Ability to for outstanding interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to ensure successful communication with senior business, legal, judicial, academic and governmental professionals.
  • Ability to guide proposals through the University’s internal review process.
  • Ability to stay abreast on all matters and activities of the University in order to effectively articulate and incorporate relevant information in an oral and a written case for support.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports, as well as maintain confidentiality of all records and information.
  • Ability to communicate and interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, prioritize goals, and stay focused in a multi-tasked diverse religious based (Catholic) work environment, the University community, and the public;
  • Ability to work in an environment that is busy, fast paced, goal and deadline driven. 
  • Ability to write error-free correspondence and funding proposals.


Submit: Application, cover letter, resume, and list of references online at


St. Mary’s University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.


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