Alumni Relations Officer

Las Cruces, NM

Position Classification Title: Alumni Relations Officer I, II, III

FLSA Status: Exempt

Salary: $55,000-$75,000 annually 

About Us:

The New Mexico State University Foundation invites you to apply to join our diverse, dynamic, and welcoming team in Las Cruces, NM. The NMSU Foundation seeks to provide the pinnacle career experience for each member of our team. The Foundation is seeking talented individuals who are passionate about the mission of NMSU and committed to a continual pursuit of excellence. We build strong relationships with alumni, supporters, NMSU partners, and each other, while personifying our core values of integrity, teamwork, stewardship, innovation, and fun.

We offer a highly competitive salary including incentive compensation, an industry-leading benefits package, and a fun and fulfilling work environment. Qualified individuals with a high level of energy who are looking for a work environment that nurtures vision, performance, productivity, superior quality, and unsurpassed integrity are encouraged to apply for this career opportunity.

Job Summary:

Identifies and coordinates opportunities for meaningful and unique engagement of alumni and friends for the NMSU Foundation. Assists in cultivating and broadening alumni interest in and financial support of the Foundation. Develops, strengthens, and implements alumni programs and plans and implements major events, such as homecoming and reunions.

Essential Functions:

• Coordinates all aspects of Alumni related programs and services to include the planning, development, and execution of programs.

• Develops and coordinates programs and projects to promote alumni relations and educational programs such as mentorship, student recruitment and Student Alumni Association.

• Plans and coordinates special events, including alumni and volunteer recognition events, receptions, homecoming, and reunions.

• Develops and presents educational programs for alumni, including lectures, seminars, and workshops.

• Conducts volunteers training.

• Communicates opportunities for participation to alumni and friends by regular engagement through telephone calls, emails and other correspondence.

• Establishes and enhances partnerships with colleges, schools, and other constituencies.

• Works in conjunction with other Foundation staff to support current programs and identify new opportunities.

• Prepares and maintains programs budgets.

• Establishes and evaluates successful program metrics.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Required Education, Knowledge, Experience & Certification/License:

• Bachelor's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position.

• No previous work experience required.

•An energetic, well-grounded, innovative, service-oriented personality and calculated risk taker with a bias for action, a record of setting and surpassing objectives, and the proven “can do” attitude and drive to execute strategies and produce results beyond expectations.

• Must be willing to travel regionally and nationally.

• Must have access to reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.

• Knowledge of data management techniques.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

• Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Database management skills.

• Ability to plan, organize, and facilitate a range of special events.

• Ability to develop, prepare, and deliver effective education programs, seminars and workshops relating to Alumni Relations.

• Ability to train and motivate volunteers.

Job Family Levels:

• Level I:

     o Bachelor's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position.

     o No previous work experience required.

• Level II:

     o Bachelor's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position.

     o 2 years experience in public relations, non-profit administration, higher education administration, volunteer management, or a related field.

• Level III:

     o Bachelor's degree in a discipline appropriate to the position.

     o 4 years experience in public relations, non-profit administration, higher education administration, volunteer management, or a related field.