Associate Director, Alumni Affairs

North Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
UC Santa Barbara

Associate Director, Alumni Affairs

Office of Alumni Affairs


Summary of Job Details

The Associate Director of Alumni has overall responsibility for a multi-pronged engagement strategy for UCSB alumni that includes numerous campus-based and regional events, a set of “Professional Development” initiatives for alumni, student activities and major events including the All-Gaucho Reunion, Alumni Awards Dinner and Day of Service. This includes oversight, management and supervision of at least two full time employees and approximately 2 student or limited employees.  The Associate Director serves as the Executive Directors chief deputy; develops, motivates, and manages staff and partners in providing high level stewardship to the corporation’s volunteer leaders of various affinity programs. The Associate Director spends the majority of time (40% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and organizational goals and objectives.

The Associate Director engages with diverse campus audiences to develop alumni engagement strategies. The Associate Director works specifically on strategies that connect alumni back to areas on campus that helped shape their college experience, and to the student population. The Associate Director will pay special attention to opportunities to advance diversity initiatives on campus and within our alumni community resulting in alumni engagement programing that feels inclusive for all demographics, and helps the office of Alumni Affairs program in a way that reflects the diversity of our alumni and student populations. The Associate Director is responsible for department wide brand management and works closely with the Office of Public Affairs to stay current on best practices relating to brand management and communications. The Associate Director has a major role in the UCSB Alumni Strategic Plan, Vision 2025: Your Story Continues Here. The Associate Director serves as primary liaison to several Alumni Association Board of Directors Committees, and the Office of the President and other UC campuses, as related to these program areas. The Associate Director is in charge of the management for Career related programs and staff and is ultimately responsible for an annual budget of approximately $250,000. Requires frequent, independent interaction and coordination with managers of multiple campus departments, units of Alumni Affairs, its Board of Directors, alumni, volunteers, and independent vendors.

Required Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • 4-6 years of Alumni experience or related profession.
  • 4-6 years of proven success with program development, marketing and coordination.

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check
  • Must maintain valid CA DL, a clean DMV record and enrollment in DMV Pull-Notice Program
  • Must be able to work some weekends and evenings. Must have the flexibility and willingness to do some travel as needed.

Budgeted Salary Range: $91,300 – $110,000/ yr.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To view detailed job description and apply online, please visit: Job # 59246

Associate Director, Alumni Affairs

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