Director of Alumni Relations Salary
For Directors of Alumni Relations, yearly average wages total $59K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Job Description for Director of Alumni Relations
Directors of alumni relations are responsible for managing the relationship between a university and its alumni. They serve as a liaison between the university community and its graduates. A major duty of directors of alumni relations is the creation of a variety of events for alumni, such as homecoming weekends, networking dinners, and class reunions. This job requires varying hours, including nights and weekends, to best fit the schedules of the alumni. A director of alumni relations has to be comfortable with the cultivation of donors and general fundraising activities. In addition to working with alumni, directors of alumni relations must coordinate their activities with all the other departments of the university, from the president’s office to campus security.Read More...
The educational requirements for the position are at least a bachelor’s degree and preferably a master’s degree. At least three years of experience with leadership in volunteer organizations and/or fundraising is preferred. Most directors of alumni relations positions also require a strong familiarity with the institution, including alumni and past and present university employees. Directors of alumni relations must outgoing people with great communication skills. They have to be able to coordinate and work with a variety of people, including student volunteers, university officials, professional recruiters, and potential donors. They need good computer and written communication skills, as well as the ability to effectively plan events.
Director of Alumni Relations Tasks
- Manage college/university relations with alumni and represent alumni to school administrators.
- Plan and run special events for alumni and work to increase alumni involvement at the school.
- Develop and implement fundraising campaigns aimed at alumni.
- Maintain and update alumni directory information.
- Oversee administration and budget of the office of alumni affairs.
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Popular Skills for Director of Alumni Relations
Directors of Alumni Relations generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Relationship Management, Project Management, Marketing Communications, and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Social Media Marketing, Event Management, and Oral / Verbal Communication. Those familiar with Event Planning also tend to know Marketing Communications and Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
Pay by Experience Level for Director of Alumni Relations
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Directors of Alumni Relations with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $51K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $60K. Directors of Alumni Relations bring in $65K after working for 10 to 20 years. Directors of Alumni Relations who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $71K.
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