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Associate Director, Alumni Partnerships, Development & Alumni Engagement

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Job ID: 14039

Updated: November 14, 2017

Location: Downtown Campus

Position Overview

Development & Alumni Engagement is currently seeking a Full-time Temporary Relief Associate Director, Alumni Partnerships for approximately 11 months.

Reporting to the Director, Alumni Partnerships, the Associate Director, Alumni Partnerships will have primary responsibility to lead and support the development of two key areas - faculty alumni engagement reporting and the Alumni Engagement Partnership program - both of which are integral to the success of the greater UCalgary Alumni team. This position will supervise and provide performance management for an AUPE position which is tasked in supporting faculties in consistent and effective data collection and entry. Hours of employment for this position are standard however some evening and weekend work is required.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):


  • Develop and execute a strategic faculty alumni engagement reporting strategy to ensure consistent, effective and sustainable data collection and entry, which will serve to improve data integrity within the Alumni Engagement Scoring model and increase value of alumni data to partners within DAE
  • Work with other leaders in DAE, partners in faculties and departments across the university to help meet alumni engagement reporting objectives
  • Identify new opportunities to strengthen internal partnerships across campus which will benefit alumni
  • Working with the UCalgary Alumni team, Prospect Research, and faculty partners, lead the integration of the Alumni Engagement Partnership program
  • Work with AVP and Director to assess and design programs to meet the evolving needs of partners and alumni
  • Continuously steward relationships with new and existing partners across campus and identify opportunities for collaboration and program enhancement
  • Work closely with Associate Directors of Programs and Services and Alumni Engagement to ensure awareness, support and collaboration within the UCalgary Alumni team
  • Provide guidance to direct report regarding the development of job aids and provision of associated training to optimize reporting procedures for faculty partners as needed


  • Develop and implement common program assessment tools for alumni engagement
  • Hire, train and supervise student staff for various support roles, as needed (ex: data entry, event support)
  • Identify and incorporate findings from best practice research into collaborative initiatives and programming
  • Connect with and research aspirational institutions to inform the continued evolution of the Alumni Engagement Scoring model


  • Work closely with Programs and Services team to ensure alignment of Alumni Engagement Partnership plan initiatives with core programming
  • Contribute to overall planning and integration of faculty content into Alumni Weekend program on annual basis


  • Work closely with Development & Alumni Engagement colleagues to ensure effective, consistent and meaningful communications of alumni engagement opportunities
  • Develop tools to demonstrate performance and promote opportunities to broader DAE and university community

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • University degree or college diploma, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of five years experience in alumni engagement, community relations, or a related field
  • Experience providing direct supervision of staff, including performance management
  • Demonstrated leadership, creativity, resourcefulness and excellent ability in planning and communicating
  • Experience managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Experience in program development, delivery and implementation
  • Strong fiscal management and budgeting skills
  • Well-developed project management skills with a strong attention to detail and demonstrated time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills and the ability to represent the University of Calgary in a professional manner
  • Must be flexible and have some ability to work outside of normal business hours
  • An understanding of, and a passion for, working within a performance management culture

Application Deadline:  October 20, 2017

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information

This position is classified in the Professional Career Band, Level P3 of the Management and Professional Staff Career Framework. 

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about Development & Alumni Engagement visit

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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