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Alumni Relations Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Manages and maintains communication, interest, and financial support from graduates and alumni of a college or university. Creates and broadens alumni programs and plans events like alumni reunions or homecomings.

Job Outlook

There were 23 Alumni Relations Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 772 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the College / University Administrator industry, which includes the Alumni Relations Manager career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Alumni Relations Manager jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $64,076.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $61,618.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Alumni Relations Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $52,482.

Education and Experience

Posted Alumni Relations Manager jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree61%
Master's Degree38%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other0%

Posted Alumni Relations Manager jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years16%
3 to 5 years56%
6 to 8 years19%
9+ years9%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Alumni Relations Manager positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (72%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (50%)
  • Planning (40%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (37%)
  • Organizational Skills (36%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Fundraising (46%)
  • Budgeting (40%)
  • Social Media (38%)
  • Project Management (23%)
  • Event Planning (23%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Staff Management (17%)
  • Strategic Planning (17%)
  • Scheduling (8%)
  • Business Development (8%)
  • Administrative Support (7%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Direct Mail (3%)
  • Grant Writing (3%)
  • Leadership Development (3%)
  • Social Networking (3%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Educational Programs (1%) – marginal value $2,526
  • Strategic Partnerships (1%) – marginal value $2,185

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Alumni Relations Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Director Of Alumni Relations
  • Assistant Director Of Alumni Relations
  • Deloitte Alumni Relations - Program Manager
  • Director Of External Relations
  • Director, Alumni Relations

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Alumni Relations Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (23)
  • University Of California (18)
  • Seyfarth Shaw Llp (13)
  • Emory University (12)
  • Northwestern University (11)

North Carolina

  • Elon University (3)
  • Duke University (3)
  • Deloitte (2)
  • Wells Fargo (2)
  • Https //Www Fayacademy Org (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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