Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations

University of Rochester

Rochester, New York

The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. Founded as “an institution of the highest order” and guided by the mission statement, “Learn, Discover, Heal, Create—and Make the World Ever Better,” the University of Rochester has transformed the city, the region, the nation, and the world. Its 158 buildings house more than 200 academic majors, employ over 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and serve over 10,500 students The University of Rochester has been named as a Kiplinger’s Best Value in private colleges and has been highly ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

The Opportunity

The Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations will report to the Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations, Annual Giving and Engagement, and serve as the principal oversight for the University of Rochester’s fully integrated, organization-wide alumni relations program as well as the chief alumni relations officer for the university. S/He will provide strategic guidance and critical partnership to alumni relationships with the University of Rochester and its units. This position will focus on building a peer-to-peer class agent and volunteer structure that engages more than 400 volunteers.

Additionally, the incumbent will create and staff a regional strategy that includes young alumni, student programs and partnership with Admissions and the Gwen Greene Career Center. The successful candidate will be responsible for increasing the number of engaged constituents and, in conjunction with the Associate Vice President, develop and implement a model to measure and track that engagement. The Assistant Vice President will also work to promote alumni volunteerism by creating an overarching alumni board and a regional volunteer structure. A minimum of ten years related work experience, including at least five years in an Alumni Relations/Alumni Association/Advancement management or operations management capacity in an academic office is required. M.B.A. or an equivalent combination of experience and training is preferred.