Alumni Relations Officer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 20 Mar 2023

Job no:513864
Work type:part time
Categories:Administration & Executive support, Student Administration / Support Services

Development and Alumni Relations

  • High level, strategic event management for UWA donors, graduates and community members
  • Level 7, part-time (0.5 FTE) appointment on a fixed term basis for 16 months
  • Base salary range: $92,679.00 – $102,830.00 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the Team

Development and Alumni Relations [DAR] oversees the University’s alumni, philanthropic and community strategies. The function works collaboratively across the University to embed philanthropic and engagement activity into the University’s operations. The core responsibilities of the team are to lead and build on the University’s alumni, donor and community relations to advance the University goals.

About the opportunity

The Alumni Relations Officer supports UWA’s alumni engagement goals, helping to ensure enduring positive relationships with the University, specifically through school, student connections and global alumni ambassador connections.

Under direction from the Alumni & Community Giving Manager, the Alumni Relations Officer will be primarily responsible for the delivery of key high profile strategic alumni and donor events. This will include:

  • Development and execution of engagement activations for key alumni audiences, providing strategic advice on collaborative event activations across DAR.
  • Collaborating with key campus stakeholders to support the delivery of their initiatives.
  • Reporting on the success of these events and initiatives and making recommendations for future activities.

About you 

You will be an experienced events professional, able to work efficiently and be comfortable working with all levels of stakeholders.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate :

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high-level consultation, collaboration and problem-solving skills and the ability to provide advice and support senior staff and members of the Executive
  • Proven ability to build lasting business relationships, provide excellent client service and work effectively with people, including key contacts and volunteers
  • Excellent research, analysis, communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, including experience preparing and presenting proposals and reports
  • Experience of working in a customer orientated CRM database highly desired

Note: This role will require some after-hours and weekend work

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description Alumni Relations Officer.rtf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 20 March 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Louisa Webb on (08) 6488 7242 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

Advertised:07 Mar 2023 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:20 Mar 2023 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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