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Alumni Relations, Director Overview

  • Work Type: Non-Classified/Professional
  • Job Code: 75424
  • Pay Grade: P13
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Director
  • Family: External Affairs
  • Function: Alumni


To provide leadership for alumni relations program that complements and supports the mission of Boise State University. Responsible for overall administration of the Alumni Relations Office. Assists the association’s board of directors in strengthening the university’s ties with alumni.

Level Scope

Oversees through subordinate Managers a large, complex organization with multiple functional disciplines/occupations, OR manages a program, regardless of size, that has critical impact upon the campus. Significant responsibility for formulating and administering policies and programs, manages significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a very high degree of autonomy. Frequently influences business decisions made by senior leadership. Oversees through subordinate Managers the accountability and stewardship of campus resources and the development of systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Negotiates and influences others to understand and accept new concepts, practices and approaches.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent 8 years’ experience, including 5 yrs. managerial

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience working in alumni relations
  • Understanding of non-profit organization management, knowledge of IRS policies as related to non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge of the basic principles and foundations of marketing theory and practice
  • Extensive and successful experience working with volunteers including recruiting, training, and implementing strategies for volunteers so that they will be successful.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Experience leading and managing a team of professionals.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to relate to and have an appreciation of diverse constituents.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Alumni Relations, Director

  • Lead the strategic direction and operations of the Alumni Relations Office. Includes program, volunteer relations, budget, and personnel.
  • Manage all board of directors related activity, including executive committee meetings, committee work, and quarterly board meetings. Maintain ongoing communication with members of the board to ensure meaningful involvement. Ensure proper insurance is in place for directors. Keep abreast of legal issues that affect the Association and the university
  • Work closely with the other advancement units to ensure that all areas are working in a cohesive environment towards the goals of the university. Serve as an active member of the advancement leadership team.
  • Work with colleges and departments to enhance alumni programming. Work with other academic support departments and athletics to aid and assist them in reaching their goals and seek out where synergies exist with alumni programming.
  • Oversee all financial decisions of the Office of Alumni Relations and of the Association, including setting and monitoring budgets, and ensuring a clear, independent financial audit.
  • Be available to alumni, friends of the university, parents, donors, and officials to discuss any facet of the university, Represent the university in the community.

35% of Time the Alumni Relations, Director

  • Determined by Department needs

5% of Time the Alumni Relations, Director

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Some travel

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.