Alumni Relations Manager

  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Reno, Nevada, USA
  • Oct 03, 2019
Full time Education

Job Description

The Alumni Relations staff in the division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) is responsible for developing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and its alumni through the UNR Alumni Association. The staff’s major role is to create and implement a comprehensive alumni relations program that engages alumni in a variety of volunteer and leadership roles and increase alumni participation in local and regional events. The staff are assigned potential contacts with alumni who have been identified as having a capacity to give, but haven’t had a recent relationship with the university.

The Manager assists the Director in accomplishing the goals of the Nevada Alumni Association and the division.  The incumbent will manage events and programs that generate revenue and are part of the overall Alumni program in conjunction with the Nevada Alumni Council.  The Manager produces all aspects of events and programs which may include budget management, negotiating catering contracts, collateral material design, data extraction from the constituent database to determine target audience, coordinating volunteers and staff, script writing, social media and email promotion and various on and off campus vendor coordination. In addition, the Manager works with assigned Alumni Council members on annual goals, supports other Alumni Relations team member initiatives and contributes to various aspects of the Nevada Silver & Blue magazine and completes various other tasks associated with putting on an event or alumni program. 

Compensation Grade



$37,000-$52,000-competitive and commensurate with education and related experience. 

Department Information

The University of Nevada, Reno Development and Alumni Relations division is the philanthropic arm of the University.  It consists of the following departments:  Alumni Relations, Accounting and Financial Services, Annual Giving, Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Foundation, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, and University Events.   In 2013, the University Of Nevada, Reno launched the comprehensive campaign, Building What Comes Next: The Campaign for the New Nevada to solidify the University’s role as a key to the economic prosperity and stability of Nevada.  Philanthropic support for the University made through charitable gifts to the Foundation enables the University Of Nevada, Reno to build on a tradition of excellence to educate and train the best and brightest students for leadership roles in our community and around the globe.

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Program

Required Attachment(s)

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and two years or Master’s Degree and one year of professional experience working in the areas of alumni relations, educational non-profit management, event management, marketing and membership programs, public relations or volunteer management

 Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with social media platforms and marketing experience.


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