UC San Diego
DIRECTOR, ALUMNI RELATIONS, GLOBAL POLICY
Extended Deadline: Wed 11/9/2022, thereafter Open Until
Salary Range: $68,000.00 - $78,500.00/Year
A cover letter is required for a complete application
This position offers a hybrid work arrangement, which
includes a combination of onsite and remote work.
The Director, Alumni Relations, Global Policy Strategy plans,
develops, and implements strategies for alumni-specific programs,
events, and activities. They will also need to work within policies
that are complex or possibly sensitive in nature. Manages and
evaluates alumni engagement programs that advance the mission and
goals of UC San Diego Alumni and the School of Global Policy and
Strategy. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of
Alumni Outreach and Engagement and works collaboratively with the
Deans, Development Officers, Alumni Relations colleagues, and
Advancement partners. The Director is responsible for cultivating
affinity among alumni by creating effective communication tools to
engage alumni and encourage participation in programs and
initiatives. The Director works closely to facilitate connections
between alumni and current students to provide mentoring
opportunities. The Director will be the strategic liaison and
representative between the School and alumni, sharing engagement
opportunities which include, but are not limited to: career
advising, career development and mentoring programs, student
engagement, global engagement and industry engagement. Directors of
Alumni Relations will work for alumni-specific programs and are
assigned a specific area of focus within the School of Global
Policy and Strategy.
The incumbent will engage the alumni community in initiatives
and programs defined by Alumni and Community Engagement (ACE) and
the School; manage the information and data pertaining to alumni
engagement, areas of interest and expertise and general contact;
and develop annual unit plans that represent ACE strategies and
priorities in collaboration with School strategies and priorities.
The incumbent fosters strong working relationships with the
Advancement and other campus partners to advance alumni engagement,
by involving alumni in opportunities representing their areas of
interest and expertise (mentoring, regional clubs, athletics,
speaking at programs, volunteer programs, etc.). The incumbent will
provide input for the creation and dissemination of relevant and
timely communication in collaboration with Marketing and
Communication colleagues in Alumni and Community Engagement in
order to share news and promote programs and events. The incumbent
will also be responsible for the qualification of prospects and
donor management within their assigned portfolio. Collaboration
between the Director and Career Center colleagues will be vital to
create career referrals and alumni professional and career
• Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
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and Advancement is committed to a continuous process of learning
and updating practices to support systemic evolution toward equity,
diversity, and inclusion for our team and constituents. We foster
the UC San Diego Principles of Community by encouraging and
developing a collaborative and positive environment among
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• Graduation from college with a major in business
administration, economics, statistics, political science,
educational administration, or an allied field. Advanced knowledge
of assigned area of responsibility, for example, the campus
• Proven success as an engagement officer in a highly
sophisticated engagement-centered environment. Strong sense of
ethical conduct that will inspire confidence and motivation with
the proven ability to persuade colleagues and alumni.
• Proven experience in and knowledge of the full spectrum of
development including: solicitations, stewardship, donor
recognition, high level boards, volunteer groups and
• Working knowledge of the administrative structure and academic
programs of a major university, with knowledge of alumni relations
industry and trends. Advanced knowledge of issues of concern in
higher education. Proven ability to negotiate and to exchange
ideas, information and opinions to make joint decisions,
conclusions or solutions.
• Advanced knowledge of the practices and procedures associated
with building and maintaining effective working relationships with
all levels of alumni and internal and external constituencies.
Ability to establish professional working relationships and
interact effectively with diverse groups having competing interests
and priorities within the university and community.
• Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan
and implement successful events. Creative ability to conceptualize,
develop and implement programmatic activities from only very
• Proven success in initiating, planning, and strategically
implementing cultivation opportunities through engagement.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of developing and
utilizing volunteer leadership and organizing and maintaining
volunteer support organizations.
• Demonstrated strong managerial, leadership, and communication
skills. Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern
and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues.
• Demonstrated experience with and ability to develop and use
computer applications and capabilities to produce correspondence,
reports and tools for analysis and review (i.e. Word, Excel,
• Active listening skills, including advanced critical thinking
and analytical skills. Proven ability to provide critical analysis,
using sound judgment with realistic expectations for alumni
prospects and donors. Demonstrated skill in researching and
evaluating information, preparing concise, well-organized reports,
summaries, correspondence, policy documents and personalized
• Proven ability to work with a high level of independence,
prioritize assignments and departmental needs to meet
• Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication
skills, including skill to produce information that is
appropriately presented and effectively received by target
constituencies. Ability to represent Alumni and Community
Engagement on task forces and committees and to participate in
meetings and conferences involving senior university officials and
• Demonstrated competency and commitment to equity, diversity
• Job offer is contingent on clear Background Check.
• Must have access to reliable transportation.
Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC
COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented
proof or approved exception/deferral).
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San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment,
inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and
visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego
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Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran
status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete
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