Senior Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations (PRN31731B)

University of Utah  |  Salt Lake City, UT

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Position Title:

Senior Director of Alumni & Constituent Relations (PRN31731B)

Job Type: Administrative
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Public, 4-year
Institution Size: < 30,000 Students
Employer ID: 824


Salary Range:
$110,000 - $115,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Salary Range:
$110,000 - $115,000
Housing for Position:
None provided
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
No Preference

Position Description

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

As a part of the University of Utah, University of Utah Health Advancement is deeply committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We embrace this commitment to grow and maintain a diverse, safe, and inclusive workplace culture for all employees in University Advancement. With an increasingly diverse population of alumni and donors, we recognize that nationally the most successful advancement offices 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.

University of Utah Health Advancement

Our Mission

To engage and inspire all members of the University of Utah Health community so that they may help advance our shared mission—to serve the people of Utah and beyond by improving individual and community health and quality of life through education, research, community engagement, and compassionate care.

Our Vision

We aspire to build and sustain an innovative and diverse health advancement organization that best serves our institution and compares favorably amongst our peers throughout the nation. By the conclusion of our Capital Campaign in 2022, we will raise more than $1 billion and significantly expand and maintain the intellectual, social, and philanthropic engagement of our community at all levels. We therefore facilitate opportunities for our benefactors to fulfill their dreams to create meaningful change in our region, the nation, and the world, then reflect back to them the joy and impact of their partnership with U of U Health.

Our Values

As advancement professionals, we are inspired by the generosity and compassion of our donors, and are honored by their trust and collaborative partnership. We celebrate the diverse and engaged community of philanthropists, care providers, educators, patients, students, alumni, and friends who join us in this life-changing work. As we gratefully recognize the contributions of our community, we also value each team member’s contribution to achieving our mission and goals. We strive to create a culture in which:

We earn trust by communicating clearly, working transparently with each other, and establishing policies and processes that eliminate barriers. We treat each other with the highest levels of respect and integrity, always assuming the best of each other.
We act with compassion, taking a genuine interest in others, nurturing ongoing relationships, and recognizing the achievements of all staff members.
We promote collaboration and build upon the strength of our diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents. We encourage innovation and seek various perspectives to advance our mission; and we joyfully celebrate the changes that, together, we make in the world.
We take pride in the quality of our work, assuming responsibility for our individual
Performance while creating opportunities to provide each other with support, growth, and encouragement.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN31731B 00972 - Advancement-Univ Utah Health

COMPENSATION: $110,000 - $115,000



In collaboration with University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine (SFESOM) leadership, the Senior Executive Director of SFESOM Advancement and the SDoA of SFESOM, the Senior Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations is a dynamic leader who creates and executes the strategic direction of a comprehensive alumni and constituent engagement program. Develops, coordinates, promotes, maintains, and evaluates programs, services, and special events sponsored by the SOM Alumni Relations Office. Promotes continued involvement and support of University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine alumni, house staff, faculty, and students in partnership with the Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine administration and Health Sciences Advancement. Initiates and supports innovative, best in class, strategic engagement initiatives. Responsible for productive and collaborative relationships across the SFESOM and University of Utah campus system and with alumni and invested constituents across the region and nation.

Disclaimer This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Essential Functions

1. In collaboration with SFESOM Leadership, SEDoA and SDoA, directs vision and strategy for alumni association communications, alumni and student programs, and events. Creates, oversees, and implements the strategy for the School of Medicine Alumni Office. Evaluates effectiveness of plan.

2. In concert with the SFESOM Leadership, Alumni and Advancement Teams, creates, implements, and evaluates a strategic communication plan for alumni and constituents.

3. Promotes the vision, mission, goals, and core values of the School of Medicine.

4. Provides strategic direction, communication and alignment of Alumni executive board, alumni board, and board committees to promote continued involvement and support of University alumni and students.

5. Works with the members of the SOM Advancement team to ensure a strong and life-long affiliation with the University and School of Medicine through active identification, engagement and stewardship of alumni, donors and invested constituents.

6. Conducts discovery and identification visits with alumni and constituents and seamlessly refers to SOM Advancement team.

7. Increases alumni affinity by traveling to alumni dense areas in the US to host events in collaboration with the U of U Alumni Office and U of U Health Regional Engagement program.

8. Establishes budgetary goals and ensures program expenditures do not exceed allocated budget.

9. Executes communications and campaigns to raise philanthropic funds for annual giving, alumni and students programs, and events.

10. Oversees the daily operations of the SOM alumni association program.

11. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff and volunteer staff.

12. Collaborates with University of Utah Alumni Office and University of Utah Health Advancement staff to incorporate University-wide best practices. Works closely with University of Utah Alumni Office to plan an execute collaborative events and programs such as football tailgates and Forever Utah.

13. Develops and supervises the implementation of outreach programs to engage alumni and other constituents as program participants to ensure a continued investment with the University.

14. Supervises planning, executes, and attends special School of Medicine events and community events.

15. Supervises coordination and training of volunteers who work on events, projects, and programs. Ensures an appropriate volunteer base.

16. Executes and evaluates communications, outreach programs, special and community events, alumni volunteer trainings, and partnership programs with University of Utah Alumni Office.

17. Represents the organization at various university, community, and/or business meetings; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.

18. Maintains effective collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.

19. Ensures policies and risk management are properly followed.

Conditions of Employment

Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and a willingness to travel regionally is expected and required.
Valid driver’s ID and an excellent driving record.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on a short or limited notice.
Incumbents work in both a supporting and supervisory capacity.

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.


Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency. Eight years of progressively more responsible management experience and demonstrated leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills also required.

Experience in alumni relations in a non-profit institution preferred. Experience in strategic planning and execution, Board development, program evaluation, events management, volunteer coordination, managing a team, supervising staff, budgeting, and strategic communications also preferred.

This position is not responsible for providing patient care nor is a patient-sensitive position.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.



The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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