Director of Alumni Relations


Office of Development & Alumni
Director of Alumni Relations

Position:  Director of Alumni Relations

Description:  The Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni and friends of the university. Serving as an ambassador, the Director of Alumni Relations is charged with securing commitments from alumni and friends to provide professional expertise and volunteer service; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to Development, Marketing, Admissions, and Student Affairs) and academic programs to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the university; partnering with Development colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving; and serving as a liaison between the Alumni Advisory Board and the academic and administrative leadership of the university. The Director of Alumni Relations reports to the Executive Director of Development. Active alumni and friends include approximately 24,000 nationwide. All attendees and degreed alumni are counted as members of the Alumni Association.

Qualifications:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff and students. In pursuit of this commitment, the successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum of two years of experience in alumni relations with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers; excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues throughout the university, alumni, friends and the public. Additionally, the successful candidate must demonstrate ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, and have talent for motivating volunteers. Other qualifications include strong writing, planning and organizational skills; high professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information; ability to organize and complete multiple tasks with close attention to detail; prioritization to meet deadlines; and the ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. The successful applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving’s record that is acceptable to the university.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include university supplemented health insurance and TIAA–CREF.

University:  Henderson State University is located in Arkadelphia, a charming, family-centered community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures.

Application:  Email a letter of application, resume, three references from current and former employers/colleagues to:

Casey Jackson

Administrative Assistant for University Advancement

A review of applications will begin after March 31, 2017. Finalists will be asked to provide official transcripts. The final applicant for this position will be required to submit to a background screening including financial history, driver’s history and criminal background check, pursuant to university policy.