Alumni Engagement Officer

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

UW-Milwaukee is recognized as one of the country’s top research universities. With more than 190 academic programs,UWM offers a world class education to more than 25,000 students from more than 90 countries. UW-Milwaukee partners with businesses throughout the region, conducting joint research and offering internships to students enrolled in its 14 schools and colleges. UWM’s 104-acre central campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper east side, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students.

Position Details

Alumni Engagement Officer
Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

The Office for Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking to fill a full-time vacancy for an Alumni Engagement Officer.

The primary function of the Alumni Engagement Officer position is to manage a series of well-established Alumni Relations programs in addition to creating new opportunities with a strong focus on student and young alumni engagement volunteerism.

The position will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Coordinating programs and events such as the Alumni Community Engagement program, and the Alumni Association Scholarship Program.
  • Research best practices to create a new student volunteer leadership group, including implementation of training and leadership programs, with the goal of developing students as ambassadors and future alumni leaders. 
  • Collaborate to help create new programs for students and young alumni, to build pride and traditions, and increase awareness of the importance of Alumni Association involvement following graduation. 
  • Create pathways for alumni volunteers in programs such as Chapters, Captains and Panthers@Work to have meaningful engagement with current students, and assist with alumni events and programs as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least three years of professional experience in alumni relations, student affairs, development, member association, marketing, sales, events or other related area
  • Experience with event or program coordination 
  • Volunteer management experience 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an academic or member-based association/organization 
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office software 
  • Experience working with a content management system 
  • Demonstrated self-starter who works well independently but thrives in a team environment, with the ability to work collaboratively 
  • Ability to represent the university in a professional manner, and work in a diverse team environment with a mix of students, alumni, colleagues and volunteers

UW-Milwaukee offers:

  • Innovative, collaborative, and casual-work environment with flexible work/life balance schedules
  • Challenging and progressive career development
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent comprehensive benefits package
  • On-site health & wellness programs
  • On-site affordable day care
  • Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
  • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events

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