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Director of Alumni Career Programs and Young Alumni Engagement at University of California - Riverside

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Type: Full Time
Location: Riverside, California

Job Description:



Full Time
8AM - 5PM
$48,800 - $96,200


Please note the budgeted amount for this position is $55,000 - $70,000. The Director of Alumni Career Programs and Young Alumni Engagement will conceptualize, plan and implement programming to build a career resources network dedicated to new and recent alumni, as well as alumni in career transition. The director will design and implement programs and events that provide career advice and mentoring, internship opportunities, online resources and will identify existing career resources available for UCR alumni. He/she will establish and maintain strong relationships with volunteers, donors, alumni, and parents, the UCR Career Center, campus schools and colleges, and University Extension to further enhance programming efforts. He/she must work independently as well as collaboratively while achieving defined goals. Additionally, the incumbent will manage programming for young alumni engagement and oversee alumni networks, assisting chapters and clubs to coordinate professional activities to engage alumni. Other responsibilities include participating in committees; budget and financial administration; developing marketing and promotional strategies; providing advice and counsel in areas relating to career programs and services. A cover letter is required.


Education Requirements


Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.



4 - 7 years of related experience.

Experience working in alumni relations in an university environment.

4 years of experience in career services.


Demonstrated professional experience in working with volunteers
Demonstrated ability to create and implement innovative programs to address career development needs of recent graduates and alumni in career transition.
Knowledge of marketing best practices including direct mail, email, and social media. Skill in the use of statistical tools and surveys. Experience with Raiser's Edge or alumni/donor databases. Familiarity with LinkedIn and other career-related online networking tools.
Must be flexible and able to work independently as well as cooperatively in a team situation. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact diplomatically with diverse personalities and to exercise judgment and tact in interaction with alumni leaders, donors, parents, and various internal/external constituencies.
Demonstrated experience to generate innovative ideas, originate action without instruction, and establish priorities and goals in developing activities and programs.
Thorough written, verbal and interpersonal communications, tact and political acumen to effectively represent the campus.
Skill in project management, including event planning and meeting deadlines.
Thorough research, analytical and critical thinking skills, including sound judgment and decision-making skills and skill to correctly identifying real and potential problems, advising management as required, and proposing effective strategic resolutions.
Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relations with alumni, internal and key constituencies.
Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change. Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.
Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with University Advancement colleagues, faculty, staff, students and volunteers to achieve defined goals.
Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
Strong presentation and public speaking skills. Demonstrated ability to conduct training to different audiences including alumni, students, staff and volunteers.


Knowledge of a broad range of academic and institutional issues related to a major research university environment.

Direct experience in alumni relations or experience in an educational non-profit environment.

Thorough knowledge of the campus, its mission, goals, objectives, programs, achievements, infrastructure and issues of concern.

Experience managing events. Strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and ability to follow through and meet deadlines.

Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.


In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

* UC Riverside was included in the (August 2018) edition of The Princeton Review's "The Best 382 Colleges."

* Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2017) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

* In 2016, UCR was recognized for graduation rate success by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) for achieving near parity across racial-ethnic, socio-economic, and gender boundaries.

* UCR ranks among the Top 15 Public Research Universities in the nation, as identified by the 2017 Washington Monthly.

* In 2017, two separate reports from the Education Trust celebrated UCR as a national leader for African American and Latino student success. UCR was one of just three schools to be named top-performing institutions in both reports and the only California campus recognized among 18 top-performing colleges and universities in the nation for high black student graduation rates.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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