Join the UIC Alumni Association (UICAA) within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement (OVCA)! Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations (Associate Director, Chicago Alumni Engagement) must be an energetic, positive, articulate self-starter whose primary responsibility is to create and execute programming to connect and support almost 200,000 UIC alumni in the Chicagoland area. This position creates and executes strategic engagement opportunities for Chicagoland alumni and friends in the life of the campus and is dedicated to fostering strong ties between UIC and its individual constituencies, and promoting alumni programs that support the mission of UIC.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
Create and execute programming to connect Chicago-area alumni and friends with meaningful engagement opportunities that advance the UIC mission.
Identify geographic and affinity-based segments within the Chicagoland area for focused alumni activities and programs.
Using the constituent database, track alumni and friends’ interest and participation in engagement opportunities in order to create a highly engaged and connected community of individuals to advance the mission of UIC and the UICAA.
Collaborate with UIC leadership to understand areas where individuals’ engagement can be optimized. Ensure we are maximizing these relationships to increase success for functional areas of UIC where volunteers can add value.
Work with the Director of Alumni Engagement to develop partnerships with the colleges and units to identify partnership opportunities.
Identify opportunities to highlight alumni in UIC-related print and electronic communications, special events, website, etc.
Partner with the OVCA Office of Communications to develop a communications plan for Chicagoland alumni.
With the special events team members, develop and execute a comprehensive strategy for engaging Chicagoland alumni in a variety of programs and events.
Collaborate with UIC’s colleges and units to engage alumni with local and state-wide legislative advocacy efforts.
Represents UIC, OVCA and the Alumni Association at alumni meetings and other University functions as necessary.
Work with University Ambassadors (student group) to enhance the student connection with Chicagoland alumni.
May manage and/or coordinate the work assignments of student workers, other administrative staff, assistants, and staff when working on projects.
Other duties as assigned
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement connects the vision and passion of UIC’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and corporations and foundations, with the pieces of our mission most meaningful to them. We help donors create the impact they envision, whether it be scholarship for a promising student seeking a life-changing education, funding for researchers working to discover new knowledge in a particular arena or support for a university-community collaboration that will anchor stronger, healthier societies.
UIC is progressive and ground-breaking. We serve the needs of aspiring students and a devoted top-tier faculty who share a commitment to the promise of public education. Public service is at the core of the ethical values that inform what we do. An acclaimed research institution, UIC is made up of 15 top-ranking colleges and a health sciences system that includes a hospital, clinics and seven health sciences colleges. The student body is recognized as one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse among public universities nationwide. It reflects the vibrant and economically robust city we call home, which is as much a part of UIC as UIC is a part of Chicago.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
CREDENTIALS TO BE VERIFIED BY PLACEMENT OFFICER
Bachelor’s Degree (120 semester hours) in communications, business administration, marketing, public relations, or a closely related field.
Demonstrated professional experience in alumni relations work.
Three years’ experience working in alumni relations, advancement, volunteer engagement, special events, meeting planning.
Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours. Peak event periods require additional hours including evenings and weekends.
Exhibited ability to interact comfortably, tactfully and effectively with donors, volunteers, internal constituencies and to work with and represent high profile individuals.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal relations skills.
Internal Number: 7737047288
About University of Illinois at Chicago
As a top research institute, a leading healthcare provider, and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country UIC is paving the way for how modern, urban, global public education should work. We are, and have been since our earliest days, dedicated to opening doors and clearing hurdles to provide an outstanding education to bright and ambitious students, no matter what. This mission is amplified through our five-year, $750 million IGNITE Campaign that will redefine the model for student success, cultivate and empower faculty leaders, drive life-changing discovery and strengthen connections to communities.