Alumni Relations Officer (Events)

University of Oxford - Merton College

Merton College is seeking to appoint an Alumni Relations Officer (Events) who will have responsibility for outreach to Alumni, Parents and Friends of the College – primarily in the form of events organisation – in order to develop and enhance a lifelong relationship between Mertonians and the College. The post-holder will use their experience in developing, managing and implementing an extensive and international events programme to achieve this and will need an outgoing personality and a well organised approach to a dynamic workload. The post-holder will also work with individual members of the team to create bespoke events for specific initiatives such as donor stewardship and the engagement of legators.

The post-holder joins the Development Office at an exciting time in the College’s History, almost two years after the College’s 750th Anniversary Year and after reaching the £30 million target of the 750th Anniversary Campaign. Merton is currently setting out clear goals for the years ahead: to attract the most outstanding people in the world, as undergraduates, graduates and Fellows, to serve the common good.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills, creative ability and the ability to work independently. He/she will have excellent IT skills, including competence with spreadsheets and databases. Previous events experience is essential, and knowledge of DARS would be an advantage. 

The salary for full-time appointment is £25,000.00 to £29,000.00. Excellent benefits include membership of the University of Oxford Staff Pension Scheme, private medical cover, 25 days holiday per year (excluding bank holidays) and free car parking.

Those wishing to apply for this post should complete the online application at and upload the appropriate documents.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Development Director

The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 28th October.

Merton College is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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