Director of Alumni Relations and Network Strategy

Alumni External Rel Spec 4

RECRUITMENT PERIOD Open until filled: Applicants will be screened after two weeks; and then on a weekly basis. The position can be filled prior to the removal date.

Apply by 10/14/2021

Under the direction of the Senior Director of Development and External Relations, design, develop, deliver, and administer the Graduate School of Management’s alumni engagement program, annual fundraising programs, and special giving initiatives. Responsible for activities associated with reaching, serving, and engaging external constituencies, including alumni and corporate partners, through programs, events, and services. 

  • Serve as the Executive Director of the GSM’s Alumni Association Advisory Board by managing activities and mobilizing their engagement. 
  • Translate constituent needs and priorities into customized programs to create, enhance and sustain relationships between campus and its external constituencies. 
  • Work closely with admissions, career development and executive education offices to maximize alumni outreach, engagement and volunteer opportunities. Manage requests for alumni participation in School activities. 
  • Working in collaboration with the University’s annual giving staff, strategize, plan, schedule, and implement the School’s annual giving program and moderate-sized fundraising initiatives. 
  • Work closely with the School’s Marketing and Communication Department and event coordinators to develop content, materials, marketing plans, and related programs/events to engage, cultivate, steward, and solicit donor prospects. 
  • Analyze and lead short and long-range strategic planning for the alumni relations and annual giving programs. Participate in the department’s strategic planning. 
  • Design, organize and implement special events. 
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of support staff and/or other professionals.   


  • Remain stationary for extended periods of time during events.
  • Maneuver items weighing up to 25 lbs.


  • Required to work occasional weekend and evening engagements, as well as travel regionally and nationally. 



  • Valid driver’s license and personal transportation. 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience. 
  • Experience using research, analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills and sound judgment to correctly identify real and potential problems, advise management as required,  and propose effective strategic resolutions. 
  • Experience developing and executing a strategic comprehensive plan. 
  • Thorough knowledge of basic concepts, principles, and procedures of building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external constituencies. 
  • Project and event management experience in planning, execution, and analysis, including meeting deadlines, and attention to detail. 
  • Knowledge of annual fundraising, donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices. 
  • Knowledge of the university, its achievements, vision, mission, goals, objectives, applicable policies, infrastructure and current issues of concern and knowledge of issues of concern for higher education generally. 


  • Experience using social media to increase awareness of events/activities and to enhance the reputation of the School. 
  • Awareness, knowledge, and skill in applying diversity, equity and inclusion to one’s work. A profound belief in the value of a diverse and safe workforce and a commitment to achieve this goal through collaboration and team building, working cooperatively with a diverse group of department and campus constituencies.


The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( covering all employees.  To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

Background Check

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

No Smoking

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis-owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

EEO/AA Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.