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Alumni Engagement Officer

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PSU Foundation
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Portland, OR
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Published 28 days ago

At the PSU Foundation, we believe in the power of higher education to transform lives. We are a mission-driven organization focused on advancing Portland State University through relationships, community connections and philanthropy. As part of our team, you’ll join a group of passionate, committed and engaged individuals working to empower students, faculty and the communities we serve. Join us.

The Opportunity:

The Alumni Engagement Officer strategically engages alumni and provides tangible benefits to alumni and students through events and volunteer opportunities. This position is an integral member of the Engagement/Communications team and serves as the point person for conceiving and executing successful alumni engagement programming aimed at graduates from PSU’s 185,000+ alumni base and building relationships that will lead to support for Portland State University.

Portland State University Foundation is looking to hire two Alumni Engagement Officers:

·      One will focus on volunteers and will be the primary contact and liaison for the PSU Career Center and schools and units. This role develops and manages career-oriented volunteer opportunities, programming aimed at developing a strong and engaged alumni base, and works to connect alumni to volunteer opportunities.

·      The other will focus on events and will conceive, manage and execute key events aimed at engaging and developing PSU’s alumni base including networking events, career-oriented events, affinity group events and family-focused engagement opportunities.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

·      Conceive, manage and execute key engagement opportunities aimed at developing a strong and engaged alumni base.

·      Working with colleagues, conceive and execute career-oriented events and programming to grow engagement among alumni and PSU affinity groups.

·      Working closely with Digital Engagement Officers, identify alumni leaders and foster programming and opportunities to grow pipeline.

·      Prioritize high value opportunities to engage alumni and strategically develop programming and volunteer opportunities.

·      Positively represent the PSU Foundation and the University in public and professional ways.

·      Perform additional duties as assigned.

Measures of Success:

·      Meet or exceed engagement metrics, including event attendance, volunteer participation, and increased alumni engagement.

·      Effective relationship management both internally with PSU partners/units and externally with alumni, students and vendors.

Education and Experience Requirements:

·      Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·      Minimum one year of relevant project management experience. 

·      Three years of experience in managing complex programs and projects involving many participants with varying involvement and expertise across a large institution or multiple institutions, preferred.

·      Experience in event production, alumni engagement or volunteer management, preferred.

·      Experience in higher education or non-profit environments, preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Requirements:

·      Proficiency with donor databases. Blackbaud CRM competency, preferred.

·      Knowledge of project management software or alumni engagement platforms.

·      Excellent interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence.

·      Ability to prioritize effectively, grasp complex subjects, meet project deadlines and build productive professional relationships.

·      Demonstrated computer proficiency, including experience using Microsoft Office, Google Applications, DocuSign and other paperless management tools. 

·      Demonstrate reliable, regular, and predictable work attendance.

·      Self-motivated and require little guidance to tackle projects, tasks and priorities.

·      Ability to create and collaborate within an equitable and inclusive team environment, and to communicate effectively within the context of diverse behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.

Other Essential Information:

·      Department: Development + Engagement and Communications

·      Work Days/Hours: Full Time, 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday

·      Work Type: We currently have a hybrid work model at the PSU Foundation. The Alumni Engagement Officer will be required to work at least 16-24 hours/week on Portland State University campus and the remainder of the work week may be worked remotely in Oregon or Washington.  

Compensation and Benefits:  

·      Annual Compensation: $44,700 – $55,900 (depending on experience)

·      Full Time Employee Benefits: We are proud to say that we have one of the leading benefit packages for Nonprofit organizations in Oregon. Highlights of our benefits package includes:

o  100% employer paid medical coverage on our “base-plan” for all enrolled employees and their eligible dependents. Three additional buy-up plans are offered.

o  34 days of paid time off every year starting from the day you are hired

o  11 company paid holidays

o  Up to 12% employer contributions to an eligible employee’s 401(k) plan

o  Employer paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance coverage

o  Portland State University affiliated employee benefits

o  For a full list of our awesome full-time employee benefits, please visit: https://www.psuf.org/careers

PSU Foundation an EEO employer. To learn more about the foundation, our strategic direction and our financial impacts, please visit: https://www.psuf.org/about-psu-foundation

Ready to apply? Please visit: www.psuf.org/careers to apply.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

At PSU Foundation, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, plus one dose of a booster shot) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

At the PSU Foundation, we believe in the power of higher education to transform lives. We are a mission-driven organization focused on advancing Portland State University through relationships, community connections and philanthropy…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
Salary
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USD $44,700 - USD $55,900
/ year
depending on experience

Location

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On-site
Portland, OR, USA

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