Job Information

University of Utah Alumni Engagement Specialist, Clubs & Communities in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/23/2022

Requisition Number PRN31136B

Job Title Development Specialist

Working Title Alumni Engagement Specialist, Clubs & Communities

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

This position requires travel as well as time outside of regular office hours, including travel, nights, weekends and other times as needed.

VP Area President

Department 00326 - Alumni Association

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $48,000 - $50,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position will report to the Senior Advancement Director, Alumni Engagement. The successful candidate will be a strong organizer with a passion for working closely with volunteers in regional alumni groups and have a strong understanding of the mission and vision of the Office of Alumni Relations, and the University of Utah. This position will work independently, and as a member of a team, to organize volunteers in regional clubs to develop a strategy for engaging and cultivating alumni on behalf of the university. Duties include, but are not limited to, building strong engagement and loyalty among University of Utah Alumni in regional clubs, diverse alumni communities, and with campus partners as well as other constituents. This position will provide support for, and coordinate the development of, a strategic regional engagement program with alumni who live outside of the State of Utah and promote and support university activities and events to various alumni groups. This position will play a key role in the strategic execution of the regional engagement plan for the Office of Alumni Relations.

The Office of Alumni Relations is deeply committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion. With an increasingly diverse population of alumni and donors, we recognize that nationally the most successful alumni programs employ individuals who can connect with these diverse communities and understand approaches that mirror a broad perspective of cultures, values, and experiences. The long-term strength and viability of the University of Utah stem from the ongoing EDI practices, and we work intentionally to ensure these efforts are reflected in all aspects of our fundraising and advancement work. We highly encourage applications from historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, persons who have served in the military, and others who would bring additional dimensions of education and experience to our team.


  1. Provides support for the Office of Alumni Relations that includes the recruitment of new volunteers, defining volunteer responsibilities, planning meetings, annual events, and enhancing the visibility of the Office of Alumni Relations to regional clubs and communities across the country.
  2. Manages, strengthens and oversees the daily operations of several national alumni clubs. Including, but not limited to, conducting individual meetings with alumni and constituents, participating in regional club leadership meetings, keeping track of regional budgets, and developing engagement strategies to help clubs further the mission of the University of Utah in their region.
  3. Plans, develops and manages specific programs/events centered on public relations and development activities.
  4. Assists in the identification and cultivation of potential donors to the University of Utah through meeting efforts, event attendance, and strategic engagement.
  5. Regularly collaborates with campus partners to host alumni events in regional locations that have a direct connection to University of Utah Alumni.
  6. Assists with design and implementation of new ideas and programs. Evaluates effectiveness and makes recommendations for change.
  7. Consistently benchmarks progress on assigned programs by reviewing the work of peer institutions, and CASE best practices. Provides recommendations for growth.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field, or equivalency; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience which includes fundraising, grant and publication writing, planning and implementing special events and programs and a successful track record in raising donations is preferred.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.