Director of Alumni Relations

Employer
University of Houston - Clear Lake
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 13, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs
Fields
Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Alumni Relations

The University of Houston-Clear Lake, a comprehensive institution and key member of the University of Houston System, is seeking well-qualified, innovative, and dynamic candidates for the position of Director of Alumni Relations. Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Director of Alumni Relations oversees all university alumni engagement activity.

University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) is a four-year university with over 90 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and three doctoral programs from its four colleges. UHCL's more than 75,000 alumni are leaders in a variety of fields and include 10 astronauts, more than 400 CEOs and at least one best-selling author. UHCL is also a destination for the arts, featuring educational and entertaining exhibitions in the Art Gallery and multi-genre performances in the Bayou Theater throughout the year.

The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal characteristics:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in humanities, liberal arts, marketing, business administration, or related area.
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience with alumni relations leadership/management in a higher education or similar environment.
  • Two years of supervising experience. 
  • Certification or demonstrated experience as a leader/mentor/active participant with the Council for Advancement and Support for Education (CASE).
  • Knowledge of alumni engagement and programming practices.
  • Volunteer management skills.
  • Ability to migrate alumni from engagement to giving - moves management.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) skills.
  • Familiarity with alumni relations-related CRM platforms (Blackboard, Tableau, etc.).
  • Ability to lead/host in-person and virtual events/meetings and to effectively manage with appropriate management styles.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building, and collaborative skills.
  • Effective communication skills as a writer and presenter.
  • Knowledge of fundraising and the role of alumni relations in the fundraising process.

Preferred:

  • Master's degree with an advanced focus on leadership and resolution of professional challenges.
  • Demonstrated success as an Associate Director or Director of Alumni Relations.
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and/or Council of Alumni Association Executives (CAAE).
  • Experience supervising support staff such as coordinators, volunteer boards, or other administrative assistants related to the job. 

How to Apply 

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC. is assisting the University of Houston-Clear Lake in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates, LLC. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

 

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

 

Betty Turner Asher, Co-Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC. and

Vice President & Managing Partner, Kelly

E-mail: bettyasher@greenwoodsearch.com

 

Ann Bailey, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher and Associates, LLC.

E-mail: annbailey@greenwoodsearch.com

 

Web: greenwoodsearch.com/

The policy of University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran's status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UHCL prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender.

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