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Alumni Communications Manager

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$53,700 - $79,800

Position Information

Under the direction of the Executive Director for Marketing and Creative Services, this position manages all University Advancement alumni marketing communications from concept through delivery. The Alumni Communications Manager is responsible for identifying, creating, and managing strategies and content to communicate with UC Riverside's 110,000 alumni. The incumbent will be accountable for the strong alignment of the UC Riverside brand with alumni, through managing alumni-facing communications channels, and managing communications and marketing projects designed to enhance the UC Riverside alumni experience. S/he will also be responsible for maintaining and updating the marketing and communications channels designed to inform, engage, and connect alumni. In addition, this position will collaborate with the Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations to support high-priority events, including Homecoming, to enhance the alumni experience. This position will acquire and advance a comprehensive understanding of UC Riverside's values, goals, history, brand attributes, strategic positioning, traditions, student body, faculty, staff and administration, and alumni to successfully increase alumni engagement and philanthropic giving to support University endeavors and goals. As a member of the University Communications team, this position will partner with colleagues in content development, creative services, media relations, digital marketing, and video production to deliver top-tier marketing and communications resources to all UC Riverside alumni. Cover letter required.

Minimum Requirements

Thorough analytical and written communication skills.
Experience in developing communication and marketing plans that have been effective in meeting established goals.
Resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to problems and initiative in presenting alternatives and implementing solutions to ensure effective change. Ability to anticipate problems and take necessary action to eliminate or mitigate potential negative effects.
Strong interpersonal communication and political acumen skills.
Thorough knowledge of communication principles, media, and marketing techniques.
Ability to be flexible in working independently as well as collaboratively with University Advancement colleagues, faculty, staff, students and volunteers to achieve defined goals.
Strong skills in event and media activities management.
Possesses traits of good judgment, confidentiality and discretion in communicating with colleagues and constituents.
Thorough knowledge of the campus and/or medical center, including its achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives and infrastructure.
Thorough knowledge of the campus and/or medical center products and services.
Strong project management skills.
Experience in marketing, public relations, communications, campaigns, or related field.
Ability to work within a team, meet deadlines, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and easily adjust to rapidly changing priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of marketing mediums and funding sources.

Knowledge of digital video production and best practices including equipment management, script writing, interviewing, shooting, editing, and post-production. Ability to carry, transport, set up, break down video/photographic equipment required for shoots and other projects.

Demonstrated skill in making oral and written presentations through various media formats to a wide variety of audiences to provide information, instructions, or explain subjects of interest.

Skill in mentoring less experienced staff.

Strong writing, analytical, and project management skills.

Knowledge of digital marketing, content development, and/or social media management.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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