Director of RSU Alumni

The Director of RSU Alumni is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni in strengthening programs and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students. The qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree, along with excellent writing, interpersonal, computer and organizational skills.

Serving as an ambassador, the Director of RSU Alumni is charged with securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to Admissions, Development, Public Affairs and Student Affairs) to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of RSU; partnering with Development colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving; and serving as a liaison between the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the academic and administrative leadership.

The Director of RSU Alumni reports to the Vice President for Development and is a senior member of the Development team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work closely with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, arranging its meetings, staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members and the academic and administrative leadership; serve as ex officio Executive Director of the Alumni Association
  • Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the University's strategic plan as well as the goals of the Office of Development.
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc.
  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, print publications and all forms of social media
  • Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs
  • Raise funds for select special projects and events in collaboration with Development colleagues
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Development

Other Skills:

  • The demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
  • Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter
  • Extensive experience with Raiser's Edge or a similar constituent database
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

To apply, submit the following:

No interviews will be scheduled until a complete application packet has been received by:

Rogers State University
Employment & Benefits
1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE/AA.