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At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Alumni Relations Officer

Apply now Job no: 493279
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff, Advancement/ Alumni

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Alumni Relations Officer
Posting Location Abilene
Department Advancement and Alumni Relations
Employee Class Exempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities
  1. Assist with planning and execution of homecoming

  2. Oversee the Legacy Program

  3. Assist with the Emeriti Program

  4. Work with the SAA (Student Alumni Association)

  5. Assist with the organization of Family Weekend

  6. Liaison for Women for ACU

  7. Liaison for ACU’s Alumni Chorus 

  8. Organize reception for ACU Alumni at Pepperdine Lectures

  9. Organize events with the Rangers and Astros

  10. Oversee  the VW Kelly Scholarship

Essential Duties
  1. Assist with the planning and execution of homecoming by:

    1. Assist with coordinating all class reunions for the previous 45 years’ of reunion classes on five-year increments.

    2. Plan and execute other major homecoming event(s) as defined.

    3. Forecast, set and manage budget for Homecoming responsibilities

    4. Assist with oversight  of student workers and their homecoming duties

  2. Oversee the Legacy Program

    1. Manage mailing of Legacy program items

    2. Keep information updated in Banner for Alumni children

    3. Work with advancement and their role in the Legacy program

    4. Forecast, set and manage budget for items for the Legacy program

    5. Assist with oversight of student workers and their work with mailing or distributing  Legacy items

  3. Assist the Emeriti Program by: 

    1. Assist the Foundation with the planning of the Emeriti Christmas party

    2. Maintaining communication with this valuable group of retired ACU employees

  4. Work with the Student Alumni Association

    1.  Work with the elected officers of SAA to plan engagement with ACU Alumni

    2. Help plan and implement partnership with events on campus

    3. Forecast, set and manage budget for Student Alumni Association  responsibilities and events with the elected officers

  5. Assist with planning Family Weekend by:

    1. Working with admissions on their alignment with Premiere Weekend

    2. Working with the First Year Program on the execution of the weekend experience

    3. Plan details that may fall to our office and budget for these details

  6. Liaison for Women for ACU

    1. Consult on a regular basis with WACU National Board President regarding WACU operations

    2. Assist with board and executive committee meetings, membership development, training conferences, publications, and other matters of mutual concern between WACU and ACU

    3. Forecast, set and help manage budget for WACU  responsibilities

    4. Lead relationship and execution of the WACU scholarship process

  7. Liaison for ACU’s Alumni Chorus

    1. Help plan and implement the Alumni Choral Reunion every two years 

    2. Serve as liaison to the Alumni Chorus Board 

    3. Oversee with the administration of the alumni relations office, the sales and distribution of Chorus CDs

    4. Forecast, set, manage communications of the  budget for the Alumni Chorus with the Alumni Chorus Board

    5. Assist with oversight of the student workers and their role with the Alumni Chorus

  8. Organize reception for ACU Alumni during the  Pepperdine Lectures

    1. Oversee details with Pepperdine

    2. Build Alumni engagement on West Coast

    3. Forecast, set and manage budget for the reception for ACU alum for the Pepperdine Lectures

  9. Organize events for Rangers and Astros

    1. Oversee relationships with marketing department and both baseball organizations

    2. Manage tickets sales

  10. Oversee VW Kelly Scholarship Program

    1. Organize candidates for the AAB members to interview

    2. Work with financial Aid to transfer funds for  scholarship to the student accounts

Professional Development Requirements

    1. Proficiency in MS Office Suite and Banner or the willingness and ability to learn Banner.

    2. Interested in staying “current” through professional development in the alumni relations profession

Qualifications
  1. Professional

  1. Bachelor’s degree required

  2. An alumna/us or former student of ACU

  3. Extensive customer service experience

  4. Outstanding presentation and writing communication skills

  5. Exceptional organizational skills

  6. Understand the importance of building and maintaining relationships


  1. Personal

  1. Dependable

  2. High initiative

  3. Able to work well with a wide range of personalities

  4. Positive attitude

  5. Ability to work long hours

  6. Strong leadership qualities

  7. Outgoing and personable

Physical Demands
  1. Work extended hours at certain times of the year

  2. Work weekends and evenings as needed

  3. Travel is required

  4. Handle stress well

Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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