Office of Alumni Relations

The Office of Alumni Affairs is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni in strengthening programs and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students. The Director of Alumni Affairs serving as an ambassador, is charged with securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to Admissions, Fundraising, Public Affairs and Student Affairs) and the Schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the University; partnering with Fundraising colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving; and serving as a liaison between the Alumni Association National Executive Council and the Academic and Administrative leadership of the University.

 

The alumni community currently numbers approximately 4,000 of whom approximately 2,500 may be reached via current contact information. The Director of Alumni Affairs reports to the Senior Assistant Registrar General Administration. All attendees and degreed alumni of the University (Adventist Missionary College and Valley View College inclusive) are counted as members of the Alumni Association.

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Work closely with the Alumni Association National Executive Council with its meetings, staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members and the University's Academic and Administrative leadership; the Director/Co-ordinator serve as member of the Alumni Association National Council Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the University's strategic plan as well as the goals of the department in collaboration with colleagues within the department of Fundraising, the Vice Chancellor's Office and throughout the schools; develop and submit annual strategic and operating plans Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc. Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications

 

Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs Partner with department of Admissions to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process; partner with the Dean of Student Affairs to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni Collaborate closely with fundraising colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development-related activities via written contact reports and periodic attendance at prospect management meetings Oversee and balance the budget for Alumni Affairs; within the annual program budget, manage existing and/or additional alumni programs, services and communications Raise funds for select special projects and events in collaboration with Fundraising colleagues

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