Executive Director Alumni Relations
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO

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The Executive Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive program of activities designed to inform alumni and keep them involved with the University, serves as chairperson for the Homecoming Committee, plans class reunions and implements special events to recognize outstanding alumni, coordinates the alumni chapter network which spans the globe and keeps alumni informed and involved, and serves as advisor to the student alumni association – Recruiting Emerging Alumni Leaders (R.E.A.L.) Bears – and as the Class Notes Editor for the alumni magazine.

Description of Primary Duties
The Executive Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive program of activities designed to inform alumni and keep them involved with the University, serves as chairperson for the Homecoming Committee, plans class reunions and implements special events to recognize outstanding alumni, coordinates the alumni chapter network which spans the globe and keeps alumni informed and involved, and serves as advisor to the student alumni association – Recruiting Emerging Alumni Leaders (R.E.A.L.) Bears – and as the Class Notes Editor for the alumni magazine.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Experience: At least three years successful experience in alumni relations, which includes an acknowledged work history showing creative productivity, is required, however, experience in public relations or a related field in which the candidate can demonstrate a successful track record may be substituted.

Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills are required, with public speaking skills preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills are required. Demonstrated ability in motivating volunteers is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Computer literacy, particularly in word processing and using databases, is preferred.

Effort: Occasionally required to lift and carry boxes of materials and equipment weighing twenty-five to fifty pounds.

Other: The scope of the job frequently requires travel and attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, events, seminars and workshops.

Additional Qualifications

Link to Job Description
http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/29470.htm

Open Date
02/15/2013

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)

Special Instructions to Applicants
Official transcripts will be required at the time of interview. First date of consideration will be March 15, 2013.

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