Director of Alumni Relations & Advancement

Posted on 09/18/2020

University of Charleston

Charleston, WV

The Director of Alumni is a key member of the University’s Advancement team, responsible for building relationships with alumni of the University of Charleston and its predecessor, Morris Harvey College. He/she reports to the Vice President for University Development.

Duties Include:

  • Planning and implementing events designed to strengthen relationships between the college and its alumni, including a successful program of class reunions.
  • Plan 5 regional alumni events
  • Cultivating current students, especially seniors, to facilitate their transition from students at the University to alumni who will continue to be involved with the institution and become financial supporters.
  • Planning a program of regular communication with alumni including monthly electronic newsletters, Providing support and guidance for the National Alumni Board and the Alumni Association
  • Identifying, cultivating, and involving potential volunteer leaders for UC activities, including the Alumni Board and the Board of Trustees.
  • Identifying and cultivating alumni who may be prospects for major gifts in support of University initiatives; Face to face visits with 30 alums to identify prospects for gift cultivation.
  • Responsible for promoting and coordinating social media within the Advancement Office
  • Implement Day of Giving
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Alumni of the University of Charleston or Morris Harvey College preferred
  • Demonstrated success in program management, event planning, and/or fundraising
  • Experience with college or university alumni/volunteer programs desirable
  • Superior verbal, written, presentation and organization skills
  • Enthusiastic and friendly personality; must enjoy meeting new people
  • Available to attend alumni social events
  • Other duties as assigned

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, references & salary requirements to:

University of Charleston
Gail Carter, Vice President of University Development
2300 MacCorkle Ave.
Charleston, WV 25304
[email protected]

The University of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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