Alumni Relations Officer

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Jun 2021

Job no:505564
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:External Relations, HEO6

(HEO6) $81,254 to $87,770 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Fixed term, full-time position available until 31st December 2021

The Alumni Relations Officer is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating a program of alumni engagement in support of the University’s strategic objectives, Advancement Strategy and Faculty and School alumni engagement. As well as being responsible for implementing a Faculty based Alumni Class Reunion program and deliver upon engagement strategies that will lead to future success in its wider objectives around alumni engagement and endowment.

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

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
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in high level communication and networking, across a diverse stakeholder group in a succinct, professional and responsive manner to delivery client centric results.
  • 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/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 is 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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff. Learn more at:

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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 on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 13 June 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ms Lisa Taplin                                                                                                 

Manager, Alumni Relations
P: +61 (8) 8313 0019

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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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