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Alumni Engagement Officer

Oxford Brookes University

Location: Oxford
Salary: £24,029 to £26,243
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd May 2019
Closes: 23rd June 2019
Job Ref: 068104

The Alumni Engagement and Development Office at Oxford Brookes University are seeking to appoint two Alumni Engagement Officers. The role provides an excellent opportunity to gain experience working as a team member in a busy alumni environment. You will contribute to projects that enable the delivery of the university alumni plan, specifically focusing on enhancing the student experience, employability and recruitment. In addition, you will support the building of a strong institutional network of alumni engagement stakeholders, promoting the value of alumni engagement and support to staff and current students.

You will be responsible for:

  • Communicating with an alumni community
  • Providing content and carrying out editorial duties for the alumni publications
  • Organising reunions for alumni members
  • Arranging networking events
  • Encouraging donations to support bursaries, research and university development
  • Promoting the alumni community to current students
  • Responsibility for the alumni website and online community
  • Attending national and international events for alumni communities

You should have:

  • Ideally you should have experience of working in Alumni Engagement or similar customer service or membership organisation.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Excellent organisation skills, ability to work to complex and tight deadlines
  • Good project management skills
  • Marketing and communications skills and awareness
  • Empathy with University engagement issues
  • A desire to promote a leading University

Please note: candidates will be required to undertake two skills tests before the formal interview.

International applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

CV and Personal Statement: 
As part of the application process all applicants are required to complete our online application form by clicking on the “Apply For Job” button below. All parts of the application form should be completed and in the section of the form called “Supporting Documents”, applicants must upload their CV and a Personal Statement. To complete the Personal Statement part of the application, applicants must download the Personal Statement document which is part of the advert below and complete the form, providing examples and explaining how they meet each item detailed on the document. The Personal Statement must then be uploaded to the application form along with the CV.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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