Executive Director of Alumni Relations

University of Georgia

Deadline November 09, 2014
Date Posted August 22, 2014
Type Executive
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director of Alumni Relations.  The Executive Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for leading alumni programs, services and activities for the more than 283,000 University of Georgia alumni. The Executive Director of Alumni Relations will report directly to the Senior Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations soon to be named.


The UGA Alumni Association proudly supports the academic excellence, best interests and traditions of Georgia's flagship university and its alumni worldwide. The Alumni Association manages programming that engages UGA alumni and current students and supports alumni programs produced by the schools and colleges across campus. Examples of signature events and functions of the UGA Alumni Association include Bulldog 100 honoring the fastest growing alumni businesses, Forty Under Forty recognizing outstanding young alumni, student engagement and philanthropy through the Student Alumni Association, and outreach through a strong network of regional and corporate chapters.  


The Executive Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for developing the strategic objectives for the alumni programs, services and activities to ensure successful engagement and participation. The Executive Director of Alumni Relations will maintain close working relationships with the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations and other Executive Directors in the division, the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors, the University of Georgia Foundation, the Presidents Office, the UGA deans of schools and colleges, unit directors, the UGA Athletic Association, alumni committees and key volunteers in the support of a cohesive and coordinated approach to programming, services and activities. The Executive Director will lead and direct a staff of professionals and manage the budget for the UGA Alumni Association and the department of Alumni Relations. The Executive Director will provide guidance and assist with the efforts of the schools, colleges, and other units in developing and enhancing alumni programming and engagement, and promoting opportunities for financial support of the University. The Executive Director of Alumni Relations will also serve as liaison to the UGA Alumni Association Board of Directors. The UGA Alumni Association website is located at: alumni.uga.edu.


Candidates for the Executive Director of Alumni Relations must have a Bachelors degree; Masters degree is preferred. A record of progressively responsible management experience in alumni relations in a large and complex institution of higher education is preferred. Desirable qualifications for the successful candidate include: the ability to enhance already strong relationships with UGA alumni and community; an understanding of excellence in alumni relations programming; strong team building and internal management skills; the ability to work in a collaborative and collegial manner across a large and complex organization; and the ability to encourage accountability in delivering outstanding alumni relations programming.


The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant/sea-grant university, is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia.  UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered university in the country.  The University is located in Athens, approximately 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, and is consistently ranked among the top 25 public universities in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff.  The Universitys enrollment is approaching 35,000 students, including approximately 26,500 undergraduates and 8,300 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Georgia Regents University.  Additional information about the University of Georgia is available at http://www.uga.edu/.


The position is open until filled; however, application review will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application materials by November 9, 2014. Application materials should include a cover letter of interest supporting your fit for the position with relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).


Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to: ugasearchgroup@uga.edu


In lieu of email submission, written application materials may be directed to:


UGA Search Group

University of Georgia, Human Resources

Search Committee: Executive Director of Alumni Relations

215 S. Jackson Street

Athens, GA 30602


Requests for information should be directed to the primary consultant, Alex Moosariparambil of the UGA Search Group, 706-542-7344.


The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.