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Alumni Relations Assistant - Alumni Relations

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Work type: PSS - Professional Support Staff
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Development/Alumni Relations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school graduate.
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience. Related college course work may be considered in lieu of some of the experience requirement.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully operate office equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully provide quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance records.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully handle multiple demands efficiently.
  • Demonstrated experience in a supervisory capacity.
  • Typing and spelling competency.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully use various computer software applications, Word, Excel, Visio, Publisher, etc.
  • Demonstrated successful experience in meeting the needs and requests of diverse university offices, constituency groups and individuals.
  • Ability to interact in a confidential manner with internal and external constituents.
  • Must be willing to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to attend events at various locations.
  • Must be able to lift and carry at least 30#.
  • Must be able to do setups and teardowns of room (re) arrangements.
  • Must be able to operate audiovisual equipment (laptop, projectors, pa system, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree.
  • Higher education work experience.
  • Event planning experience - conferences, meetings, special events.


  • Data entry into the Alumni/Development Millennium database. Assist in coding and updating information including alumni volunteers. Also approve LinkedIn requests and code appropriately in Millennium.
  • Responsible for electronic calendar of university events for use with staff and students.
  • Responsible for credit card, cash and check deposits for Alumni Relations events.
  • Performs clerical support for the Director, Associate Director, and Assistant Directors.
  • Complies and logically formats statistical data and reports.
  • Complete Millennium reporting request (Regional, giving and volunteer reports).
  • Receives information and requests from diverse publics, both internal and external to the University, and determines the appropriate way to handle.
  • Coordinate internal/external events for staff including, but not limited to: annual volunteer celebration, award dinners, special events, regional events and senior staff dinner events across the country.
  • Recruit and schedule volunteers for Freshmen Move-In event.
  • Coordinate volunteers for Community Outreach Week and compile data received from alumni.
  • Organize and facilitate yearly All Alumni Golf Outing with volunteers and other alumni friend raising and fundraising events.
  • Recruits and coordinates volunteers for Alumni Mentor Program with Student Services targeting first generation college students.
  • Attends office and unit events, monitoring what events are happening on GVSU campuses.
  • Discovery Calls-visits/communication through personal contacts, phone, events and correspondence in an effort to broaden the base.
  • Includes some travel, evenings, and weekends.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by the director.

Job Classification/Range: C4 Level.  Minimum starting wage of $18.59

Campus: Grand Rapids

Application Deadline: August 24, 2017

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  On the application you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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