University of Central Oklahoma

Director of Alumni Relations - UCO Development

1 month ago
Job ID
Org Number
UCO Development
Vice President for Development
Job Type
Proposed Salary Range
$53,500-$59,339 annually
Targeted Job Start Date
Hours Per Week
Weeks Per Year
Regular Workdays/Hours
Monday-Friday; 8am-5pm
Preference Date
Exempt Status

College/Department Overview

The UCO Alumni Association was established in 1902 to strengthen communication, loyalty and friendship among graduates, former and current students, faculty and staff, and all other friends of the university. As a nonprofit organization, the UCO Alumni Association promotes the general welfare of UCO through the support of its members.

Position Overview

Provides oversight and management for marketing, engagement, and/or communications efforts and special events and programming related to alumni relations and/or donor stewardship.Implements a strategic plan (budge, schedules, and staff) to meet goals. Identify, recruit and manage alumni volunteers to serve on committees. Provide professional guidance and leadership to volunteers and other advancement staff in order to develop and execute strategies and programs to deliver high quality alumni relations programming. Work to engage department heads, faculty, staff, and volunteers in alumni relations and stewardship activities.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Develops, implements and evaluates annually a comprehensive strategic plan for all University alumni acitivities based on the best use of available resources, staff and volunteers to meet the goals of the office and institution. Provides operational oversight of all alumni activities including special events for alumni and friends, reunions, homecoming activities, community events and the University's annual alumni awards luncheon and other alumni related activities. Creates strategically appropriate new projects and events. Develops and implements strategies for updating and maintaining the alumni database. Works with Development office in the management of the BANNER database system and assists with the transition to our new database system. Plans and manages the Alumni Relations office, the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the budget. Annually reviews the association's budget, by-laws and current board of directors and programs. Makes annual data-driven decisions regarding alumni programs by using strong analytical skills and building and sustaining a strong, customer-focused team. Manages Alumni Association affinity programs. Maintains and enhances alumni services and benefits. Develops and manages volunteer opportunities for alumni. Creates opportunities for current students to become familiar with the Alumni Association and introduces students to the idea of philanthropic support of the University. Will attend campus-wide activities such as but not limited to, athletic events, alumni events, fund raising events, and presentations as a working staff member. May require some travel and may also be required to work evening and weekend hours to fulfill the duties of the position. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Requires a university degree or equivalent work experience that provides extensive knowledge of fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results. Extensive knowledge and compressive understanding of functional areas 7+ years of experience with leading planning, including program development and innovation, program prioritization, and assessment. Appropriate profession accomplishments and credentials.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Previous alumni association experience or four years related experience in higher educational environment. Excellent communication, strategic planning and analytical skills. Prefer a degree from UCO.


Is expected to be a visible, dynamic member of the UCO community. Knowledge of the University of Central Oklahoma. Excellent communication, strategic planning and analytical skills required. Ability to organize and implement complex projects and programs. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. High level of energy and enthusiasm. Innovative and creative.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers. Typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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