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Executive Director, UO Alumni Association

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 04/16/2019

Executive Director, UO Alumni Association
University Advancement

University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include UO Alumni Association, Development, Principal and International Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.

The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) fosters lifelong relationships, deepens engagement, and advocates on behalf of the university and Duck alumni around the world. Launched in 1879 with five alumni, the UOAA is proud of its long history of keeping alumni connected to the university and offering a wide array of opportunities for service. With a membership of more than 27,000, the alumni association serves as an important connection to the university for the more than 220,000 alumni around the world. Our vision is to be among the very best alumni relations programs in the country, uniting and engaging Ducks in all stages of flight.

The Executive Director serves as the university’s chief alumni relations officer, overseeing programs, outreach, communication, and engagement efforts that connect alumni with campus, students, and each other. This position leads a team of 14+ FTE, working closely with staff members to position hallmark programs such as the Duck Career Network, grow and refine efforts in membership and UOAA chapters, and identify new opportunities and innovative practices for business development and alumni engagement.

The Executive Director reports to the Vice President for University Advancement and will partner with leaders across campus and communities to lead a vibrant alumni association with programming that serves and deepens the UOAA mission of building lifelong connections with the University of Oregon’s broad and diverse constituency base. This position will be the direct liaison to the UOAA board and will be an ex-officio member of the board.

Travel and working on weekends and evenings are a regular expectation of this position.

Salary is commensurate with experience. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at, #523689.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by April 16, 2019. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.

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