Alumni Relations Manager (Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Seattle or Washington, DC) at Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Management 4 days ago.

Job Description:

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you'll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.


The Alumni Relations Manager will have experience in developing and working with an alumni network with a professional services firm. It's essential for you to possess strong communication skills in communications to alumni, social media, website, career placement, and event planning. This is a collaborative position working closely with the colleagues in Marketing & Business Development, Practice Development, Communications, Talent Development and Legal Recruiting.

As part of our team, the Alumni Relations Manager will play an integral role in creating an environment of collaboration, teamwork, excellence and high performance for all employees and partners, and past employees and partners throughout the firm.


In order to design and build and attorney alumni program, you will be working closely with the Chief Marketing & Business Development Officer, Regional Marketing & Business Development Director, Office Managing Partners, and various other partners to develop the strategy and plan to support the program. You will:

  • Develop materials explaining the value, benefits and goals of the alumni relations program

  • Identify alumni-focused activities to support the growth goals of the practice departments and offices and execute on same

  • Plan and execute events, regional and/or office specific in collaboration with Office Managing Partners and regional marketing & business development team members

  • In collaboration with our marketing content team, develop and maintain an alumni microsite, including such items as a database of alumni, events, career moves, and job postings

  • Work with legal recruiting team to identify opportunities for attorney alumni and associates

  • In collaboration with our Communications team, develop a communications plan, including consideration of an alumni-focused newsletter, social media outreach, etc.

  • In collaboration with our talent development team, coordination on information to be collected and/or shared in exit interviews

  • Build a working knowledge of our firm's practice areas, including strategy, clients, industries, especially those with alumni connections


  • A Bachelor's degree in marketing, business, or related fields;

  • Minimum five years of experience in marketing, or similar roles, preferably in a professional services environment; law firm experience preferred;

  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and relationship building skills; business acumen; leadership skills and initiative; organization, follow-through and execution capabilities;

  • The ability to build relationships, collaborate and work closely with peers, alumni, external contacts and other colleagues in the Firm to drive local and national initiatives;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail;

  • Excellent computer skills required including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel; knowledge of viRecruit a plus;

  • Some travel may be expected (up to 5%).


Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence.

We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.


With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the followinglink:

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