Alumni Relations Officer

Job no: 502684
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Australia
Categories: External Relations, HEO6

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(HEO6) $78,476 - $84,801 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Continuing position

The Alumni Relations Officer is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating a program of alumni engagement in support of Faculties, Schools and the University’s strategic objectives and Advancement Strategy

Working under broad direction and with a degree of autonomy, the Alumni Relations Officer plays an important role in the delivery of an integrated development strategy (i.e. philanthropic fundraising) as part of the overall Advancement Strategy.

The role is responsible for implementing a Faculty based Alumni Class Reunion program and delivering upon engagement strategies that will lead to future success in its wider objectives around alumni engagement and endowment.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with well-developed relationship management skills which contribute to the values, goals and objectives of the role and promote a positive team culture.
  • A succinct, professional and responsive manner with the delivery of client centric results and outstanding interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in high level communication and networking, across a diverse stakeholder group.
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to operate effectively in a complex and political environment, coordinate multiple projects in high pressure conditions and solve problems in an innovative and creative manner.
  • A flair for marketing and communications with experience in drafting and implementing public relations/marketing/media materials and a strong understanding of emerging trends in digital communication.
  • Understanding of how Alumni and Development functions in the University context and knowledge of Raisers Edge (desirable).

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide us a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honestly, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff. 

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your faculty's broader role

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President leads Adelaide's strategic vision and plan, and is responsible for the University's management and administration. It includes the Council Secretariat and External Relations branch.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 31 July 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ms Lisa Taplin
Manager, Alumni Relations
Advancement, External Relations Portfolio
P: +61 (8) 83130019

You'll find a full position description below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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