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Director of Alumni Relations

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00810P
Working Title Director of Alumni Relations
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources prepares leaders in the conservation and sustainable management of forests and other renewable natural resources using the latest ideas and technology for real world applications.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type UGA Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Work Schedule (other)

8 AM-5 PM Monday – Friday. Some evenings and weekends will be required.

Advertised Salary Base: $43,694. Commensurate with experience
Posting Date 04/02/2018
Open until filled No
Closing Date 04/30/2018
Proposed Starting Date 05/01/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title ALUMNI OFFICER III
Pay Grade 075
FLSA Exempt
Job Family Development
FTE 100
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related development experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary

The Director of Alumni Relations in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. “Warnell” is responsible for promoting active engagement through engagement and fundraising strategies in effort to increase alumni participation. The Director of Alumni Relations Director is responsible for planning and implementing Warnell Annual Fund solicitation efforts. This position manages Warnell’s two Alumni Committees and serves as a liason between the Dean and Director of Development and these Boards. This position also serves as the Alumni Representative across campus and within Warnell.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to take initiative and work independently; strong organizational skills; ability to travel on occasion. Word processing, GAIL database experience a plus; Excel and e-mail skills required.

Physical Demands

Some light lifting may be required for events.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Yes
Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes
Does this position require a P-Card?
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy



Plan and oversee programs to keep alumni and donors engaged with Warnell. Events include Homecoming Weekend, Regional Events, Warnell Weekend, Class Reunions, and other efforts that promote alumni engagement. Coordinate with Warnell Communications Coordinator on alumni specific communications to promote constituent engagement. Programming and communication is used as a cultivation tool to engage our constituents in participating with Warnell.

Percentage of time 40

Work with Director of Development in planning and implementing Warnell Annual Giving solicitation efforts. This includes annual plans for solicitation strategies such as coordinating volunteer campaigns, direct mail solicitations, stewardship, and working with UGA Office of Annual Giving and Constituent Development and Phone-a-thon. This effort helps increase annual giving dollars and participation, specifically among Warnell alumni, students, and faculty/staff.

Percentage of time 35

This position is responsible for managing, planning, and organizing all alumni committee activities. This position serves as liaison between the Warnell School (specifically Dean and Director of Development) and Alumni Steering Committee and Young Alumni Committee. This includes setting regular scheduled meetings and arranging conference calls as needed. Maintains contact information for members and works with board to keep communication between members and the School.

Percentage of time 15

Warnell Alumni representative. This includes handling inquiries regarding alumni affairs and/or annual giving. Maintaining relative information on the Warnell Alumni website. Ensure contact information for constituents is updated in GAIL database. Serve as alumni and annual giving representative across campus and within Warnell. Various groups include: DAR Alumni Directors’ meetings, UGA Annual Giving Directors’ meetings, Warnell Student Ambassadors.

Percentage of time 10

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents