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Alumni Relations Manager

University Of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, WI

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Position Summary:

The Alumni Relations Manager plays a central role in UW-Platteville's efforts to engage alumni and friends with the university, students, and the alumni community. This leader oversees the development of the university’s alumni relations strategic plan and works in partnership with university offices and alumni volunteers to carry out alumni engagement efforts that support the university’s needs and goals. This is a full-time, 12-month basis appointment, offering excellent employee benefits.


  • Develops strategic planning initiatives, objectives, and strategies for alumni engagement, in alignment with the university’s strategic plan
  • Serves as a primary alumni liaison to institutional leadership and internal and external stakeholders, promotes and advocates for institutional alumni relations goals and initiatives
  • Leads alumni programs such as the Distinguished Alumni Awards, alumni events, and alumni mentoring; leads alumni communication efforts through regular digital communications and one-on-one interactions.
  • Partners with campus units and personnel to engage alumni in opportunities such as mentoring/career development, student recruitment, and giving programs
  • Partners with alumni volunteers, including, the UW-Platteville Alumni Association, and other key alumni, to achieve established alumni relations objectives
  • Develops and oversees the alumni relations budget

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Essential Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of current trends and best practices in alumni relations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of/ability to learn technologies used for alumni engagement and communication (Microsoft Office products, constituent relationship management systems, email marketing systems, etc.)
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment as well as working independently to produce results
  • Ability to work well with a diverse range of partners including faculty, staff, administration, alumni, students, and community members
  • Ability to effectively implement new ideas and establish processes which are replicable, consistent and sustainable
  • Ability to motivate and manage others
  • Ability to manage multiple, concurrent projects and meet deadlines


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Two or more years of professional experience in alumni relations, higher education, marketing/communications, program management or a related field

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

Campus Information: The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by March 8, 2020.

How to Apply:

Applications are required to be submitted electronically via the UW-Platteville careers portal. The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.


For questions regarding this position, please contact:

 Josh Boots, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Development, 608-342-1181


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures.  As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/.

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Job Details

ID 750495
Platteville, WI
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay --
Clerical/Office Administration
Customer Service
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Bachelors

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