Date:  April 15, 2024

Position Available:  Director of Alumni Relations

Position Reports to:  Executive Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations

Department:  Advancement

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Schedule:  Full-time; Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., some evenings and weekends; some travel is required


Please apply online:  https://franciscan.edu/director-of-alumni-relations/




Franciscan University is seeking a highly motivated and visionary leader to fill the role of Director of Alumni Relations. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving our Alumni Engagement Plan, a plan that centers around lifetime engagement of a nationwide alumni base, moving alumni from attraction, to connection, to affection, to influence. This position demands a dynamic individual with a proven track record of achieving results, a strong communicator in all forms, and a candidate willing to embrace the University’s core values of conversion, community and encounter in all aspects of alumni outreach.



1.    Strategic Leadership: Evolve and grow a robust, lifetime Alumni Engagement Plan utilizing a wide range of internal resources and external allies to achieve meaningful relationships with alumni.

2.    Innovative Growth: Bring Franciscan Mission across the country by building and growing alumni chapters as a way to decentralize alumni engagement.

3.    Operational Excellence: Oversee all aspects of alumni event planning, logistics, and execution to ensure seamless operations and an exceptional Alumni experience.

4.    Strategic Communications: Utilize a wide range of communication formats (email, web, social media, text, etc.) to share the mission of Franciscan University and engage participation from Alumni.

5.    Volunteer Empowerment: Cultivate and empower volunteers for growing and enhancing the goals of Alumni Relations, Institutional Advancement and the Mission of Franciscan University.

6.    Continuous Improvement: Embrace and enhance a feedback mechanism (surveys, etc.) for continuous improvement, analyzing data and participant feedback to refine and optimize future engagement.

7.    Team Leadership: Provide visionary leadership to the Alumni Office team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and results-driven performance.


This is not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  Additional duties, expectations and responsibilities may be added or changed as needed to meet the University’s needs.



Must understand, support and embrace the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville and possess the following:


Technical Skills

1.    Proficiency with Slate CRM is a plus, or other CRM products

2.    Proficiency with all Microsoft suite products is a plus

Non-Technical Skills (Competencies):

1.    Proven Leadership Experience: Minimum of 3 years in Project Management and/or Events Management.

2.    Results-Driven Mindset: A proven ability to set and achieve ambitious goals, with a focus on data-driven decision-making and a commitment to achieving measurable outcomes.

3.    Strategic Thinker: An innovative and strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute long-term plans that align with organizational goals.

4.    Exceptional Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively convey the mission and vision of the University through all mediums of communication.

5.    Collaborative Spirit: A collaborative and inspirational leadership style, with the ability to work effectively with various teams, stakeholders and partners.

Education & Experience:

1.    Strong Academic Background:

a.    A bachelor’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will have a background in business, communications, event management, or a related field.

Workplace Factors:

1.    Some evening and weekend hours are required throughout the year

2.    Travel is required


Candidates must submit an online application, a resume and a cover letter that demonstrates their fit for the position based on their experience, accomplishments and skills as well as their desire to advance the mission of Franciscan University.


Please apply online: https://franciscan.edu/director-of-alumni-relations/


For other information and job postings, visit our website at https://www.franciscan.edu


Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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