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The University's best practices are to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE: Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

DIVISION: Univ. Advancement           

DEPARTMENT: Constituent Engagement and Annual Giving



MINIMUM STARTING SALARY:  ESU Salary Range                                           

EEO STATUS: 33                       

JOB CODE: 0060

REPORTS TO: Director of Alumni Relations

SUPERVISES: Student employees as assigned

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Assistant Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for participating in the planning, implementation, and execution of alumni programming designed to address the needs of alumni, students, and the University.  This position will oversee the planning, coordination, and organization of engagement strategies and events directly related to young alumni.  This position will oversee the Corsair Network, an exclusive online platform for UMass Dartmouth alumni. 

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.


  • Primary lead and platform administrator of the Corsair Network. Online UMD community platform 
  • Guides strategy for integration of new Corsair Network tools into existing network and informs timeline for rollout and adoption 
  • Provides guidance on platform brand and ensures that graphics and use of network tools stay consistent, relevant, and vibrant
  • Manages day to day Corsair Network responsibilities including but not limited to – responding to comments/questions, approving users, and answer alumni emails 
  • Cultivates relationships with, and creates opportunities for alumni, with an emphasis on young alumni and recent graduates
  • Assists the Director of Alumni Relations with planning and execution of all alumni events and programs, with a leadership role in the expansion of the Corsair Network Ambassador Program, Young Alumni Council, Athletic Alumni Affinity Groups, and the Women’s Alumni Network 
  • Serves as direct advisor to the Young Alumni Council
  • Attends Alumni Association board and committee meetings
  • Directs special programs and events including affinity-based programming and collaborates with committee members to develop, plan, and provide operational support
  • Collaborates with the Constituent Engagement and Annual Giving team on strategic initiatives and communications
  • Develops and promotes new digital groups on the Corsair Network designed to increase alumni engagement
  • Partners with cross campus departments to coordinate alumni engagement strategies and align it with department goals and alumni strategic plan
  • Creates event briefings for Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, and College Deans
  • Oversees post-event tasks, including surveys and event participant thank you notes or thank you videos through Thankview 
  • Utilizes online platform and event participation data to present performance outcomes and drive strategic decision making.  Works with Advancement Services to track data in database 
  • Serves as the primary liaison between athletic department and assigned colleges 
  • Represents the University at alumni functions
  • Occasional travel is required to attend off-campus events and presentations
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Bachelor's degree


  • Demonstrated (over three) experience in alumni relations, volunteer management, relationship management, retail or similar field 
  • Demonstrated experience fostering productive relationships with external constituents from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences


  • Evening and weekend hours as required.  Occasional local and regional travel required.


  • Ability to take initiative and create/manage projects
  • Strong technical acumen including proficiency in MS Office, LinkedIn, and various event registration platforms
  • Excellent judgement, communication, customer service, and public relations skills required
  • Must be highly organized and able to work under deadline pressure while managing multiple projects independently and efficiently
  • Interpersonal skills to facilitate work with a wide range of individuals and groups across campus
  • Ability to travel and work weekends and evenings
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and presentation skills to effectively communicate with internal and external audiences
  • Must be an energetic, positive, articulate speaker 
  • Ability to lead and work in a team environment


  • Experience managing special events
  • Experience with Graduway based platform

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More!

Benefits: Benefits For ESU

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Important Notice!
UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students who wish to work, live, learn or physically come to campus. Read More.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for internal applicants is September 7, 2022.

The review of applications will begin September 8, 2022 and will be ongoing. 


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