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Executive Director of Alumni Relations

Title Executive Director of Alumni Relations
Categories Administrative and Professional Career Postings
Search # UA-0014-23
Employee Type Full-time Professional
Department University Advancement
Status Accepting Applications
Position Summary

Boise State University invites interested applicants for the position, Executive Director of Alumni Relations, to join us in our quest toward becoming a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction.  The Executive Director of Alumni Relations is responsible to provide leadership for an alumni relations program that complements and supports the mission of Boise State University.  He/she is also responsible for overall administration of the Alumni Relations office, including strategic planning, fiscal management, staffing, and program development.  This position also serves as the Executive Director of the Boise State University Alumni Association and assists the association’s board of directors in strengthening the university’s ties with its alumni.

 You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Lead the strategic direction and operations of the Alumni Relations office, including programs, volunteer relations, budget, and personnel.
  • Manage activities related to the Alumni Association Board of Directors, including executive committee meetings, quarterly board meetings, communication with board members, insurance requirements, and legal issues that affect the Association and the university.                                                              
  • Work closely with the other Advancement units to ensure that all areas are working in a cohesive environment towards the goals of the university and serve as an active member of the Advancement leadership team.
  • Work with colleges and departments to enhance alumni programming. Work with other academic support departments and athletics to aid and assist them in reaching their goals and seek out where synergies exist with alumni programming.      
  • Oversee all financial decisions of the Office of Alumni Relations and of the Association, including setting and monitoring budgets.          
  • Be available to alumni, friends of the university, parents, donors, and officials to discuss any facet of the university.  Represent the university in the community.                                               
  • Grow the membership and other revenue streams of the Association in order to enhance programming and services to alumni.                                                                                                                            
  •  Participate in the building planning and fundraising for the new Alumni Center
Minimum Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent professional experience) and eight years of similar work experience and 3 years of managerial experience.
  • Experience working in alumni relations
  • Understanding of non-profit organization management; knowledge of IRS policies as related to non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of the basic principles and foundations of marketing theory and practice
  • Understanding of and comfort with the role of higher education, university policies and procedures, and university structure
  • Extensive and successful experience working with volunteers including recruiting, training, and implementing strategies for volunteers so that they will be successful
  • Experience leading and managing a team of professionals
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Comfort with technology
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to relate to and have an appreciation of diverse constituents
Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master’s Degree

Salary and benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance, retirement plan, reduced tuition benefits, 24 days vacation leave and 12 days sick leave annually, plus 10 paid holidays, as well as other benefits.

If This Sounds Like the Job for You

If this sounds like the job for you:  Please submit a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position.  Attach a resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information.  Application materials should be emailed to (preferred method).  Please indicate Search #UA-0014-23 in the subject line.  Application materials may also be mailed to:

 Judy Wauer

Search #UA-0014-23

Boise State University

1910 University Dr.

Boise, ID  83725-1030

 Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and will continue until the finalist pool has been identified. Applications received after that point will be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool.

Close Date Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and will continue until the finalist pool has been identified. Applications received after that point will be considered if the position is not filled from the finalist pool.
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