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Posting Number: YUSA-8570
Position Title: Alumni Officer
Department: ADVANCEMENT- Office of Development
Affiliation: YUSA
Band: 13
Salary: $62,392
Duration: Continuing Full-Time
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. The incumbent will be required to attend events outside of these regular office hours. Most alumni activities are designed to attract broad attendee and volunteer participation, many meetings and events take place outside of normal work hours. The Alumni Officer, therefore, is called upon to work evenings and (to a lesser extent) weekends on a fairly regular basis as well as travel. This is an expectation of the position.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this posting will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Monday, October 21, 2013.

The Alumni Officer reports to the Director of Development, Faculty of LA&PS. The purpose of the position is to increase support and engagement for LA&PS from its constituencies. The position functions to engage and involve LA&PS alumni and its key stakeholders by facilitating positive relationships between the alumni of LA&PS and York University. The Alumni Officer is responsible for alumni outreach programs that have an impact locally, nationally, and internationally, to engage alumni and strengthen their connection to the Faculty and to York University. The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining positive relations with key alumni and stakeholders who are essential to the reputation, philanthropic investment, student recruitment and graduate employment placement rates.
A University degree in business, Marketing, Public Relations and/or Communications is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Equivalent education and experience includes college diploma in Marketing and/or Communications, or Public Relations plus 1 year practical related experience in addition to the minimum years of work experience required. A degree from York University would be considered an asset.
2-3 years’ experience in event and volunteer organization is required. Previous supervisory experience is required. Alumni Relations expertise; Demonstrates a deep understanding and genuine interest in York Alumni in order to build and grow strong, committed, long-term relationships congruent with values and vision of the Faculty of LA&PS and the University. General knowledge of university / higher education advancement and alumni association processes and procedures. Knowledge of Revenue Canada regulations regarding Charitable Giving. Experience in an advancement role, including fundraising would be an asset; experience in an educational and non-profit setting and/or experience as a York University student leader would also be considered an asset.
Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and coordinating events; Exceptional organizational abilities; Strong, demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, both written, verbal; Exceptional judgment and decision making skills; Excellent volunteer organization skills; Project management; Superior time management to multi-task, and a proven ability to meet goals; Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team; Demonstrated experience in public speaking and making presentations; Strong demonstration of self-motivation, energy and creativity; Ability to remain current with trends in Alumni Relations. Microsoft Office - including word processing (Word), spreadsheets (Excel) and presentations (Power Point); Microsoft Project would be an asset. Demonstrated knowledge of prospect management database and reporting systems. Email and calendaring systems. Internet Searching/Browsing.
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Internal Posting Date: September 11, 2013
Internal Application Deadline: September 18, 2013
Extended Posting Date: October 4, 2013
Extended Application Deadline: October 21, 2013
External Posting Date: October 4, 2013
External Application Deadline: October 21, 2013

Please Note: All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on the posted deadline date.

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