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Alumni Relations Manager

Bellevue College
Bellevue, Washington State
Closing date
Mar 17, 2024

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Alumni Relations Manager

Job ID: 13472

Location: Bellevue College

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Summary

The Alumni Relations Manager will play a critical role in establishing and maintaining relationships between Bellevue College and its alumni. This position involves strategizing and implementing interactions, programs and initiatives to engage alumni, foster a sense of community, and encourage enrollments and financial support for Bellevue College.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Position Salary Range: $61,467/year - $86,054/year

The salary information shown above is a general guideline only. The salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications and related experience, as well as market and business considerations. Typically, new hires start no higher than $67,614/year based on Bellevue College Exempt salary schedule.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This position may be eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act; salaries below the is eligible for overtime pay.

About The College

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 54% students of color and over 1,300 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

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About the Department

The Institutional Advancement (IA) Division of Bellevue College works across the full academic enterprise to solidify a multi-faceted culture of brand awareness, philanthropy, and internal and external engagement. IA supports the College's mission by increasing awareness of, advocacy for, engagement in, and giving to Bellevue College. As part of the IA division, the Marketing & Communications department is responsible for stewarding the BC brand and driving the college's marketing strategy to increase awareness, support enrollment, and drive community engagement.

Essential Functions

Marketing and Enrollment:

• Establish relationships and identify alumni whose stories will promote BC and specific BC programs, encouraging enrollment.
• Facilitate stories and pull quotes for programs and the college to utilize for marketing collateral and college program websites.
• Work with the Communications team to pitch news tips and stories about alumni.
• Identify, write and produce video content for college and program advertising, social media and the web.
• Maintain a positive and engaging on-line presence.
• Support the recruitment of Academic Advisory Board Members by identifying alumni as prospects.
• Utilize various marketing strategies to promote alumni events and initiatives
• Collaborate with academic programs to ensure alumni engagement is integrated into overall college goals and strategies.
• Network with alumni, community leaders and potential employers to create opportunities for alumni and current students.

Alumni Engagement:

• Develop and maintain strong relationships with alumni through various communication channels, including social media, newsletters and alumni events.
• Create compelling content for alumni communications, including newsletters, social media posts and website updates.
• Support the Athletics Hall of Fame.
• Coordinate and organize alumni events which may include networking events, reunions and professional development workshops.

Program Development:

• Reinstitute the BC Alumni Association, recruit and secure BCAA Board leadership.
• Review the bylaws and propose any necessary changes to the Foundation Board of Directors Create and implement alumni engagement programs that align with Bellevue College's goals and objectives.
• Develop initiatives to involve alumni in mentoring, volunteering and fundraising activities Collaborate with academic departments and other units to develop specialized programs that benefit both alumni and current students.

Fundraising and Development:

• Work with the Foundation Executive Director to identify potential donors among alumni and engage them in fundraising campaigns
• Encourage alumni to contribute financially to the institution through donations, scholarships and other giving programs.
• Working with the Foundation and Student Government, explore the viability of “class of” giving campaigns.
• Data Analysis and Reporting
• Support the college social media platforms as well as create and strategically manage social media for the Bellevue College Alumni Association including using analytics to measure success of goals.
• Support Phase II of the Website Redesign Project, primarily through alumni pull quotes, videos and photos.
• Maintain an updated alumni database, ensuring accurate contact information and alumni profiles Explore the viability of distinguished alumni and young professionals' groups.
• Explore the viability of a referral program where alumni are encouraged to refer prospective students.


• Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or a related field. Any combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
• Minimum Three (3) years of experience in alumni relations, marketing, fundraising, or a related field.
• Strong commitment to higher education with an understanding of how alumni relations impacts the brand and marketing of the college.
• Demonstrated experience and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and an understanding of applying DEI into alumni relations work.
• Demonstrated experience with alumni databases and Customer Relation Management (CRM) software.
• Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and build relationships with diverse groups of people internally and externally.
• Demonstrated creativity and innovation in developing engaging alumni programs and events.
• Demonstrated experience analyzing data and reporting on engagement metrics.
• Effective organizational and project management skills.
• Effective written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree preferred.
• Experience in higher education.
• Proficiency in using alumni databases and CRM software, specifically Raiser's Edge.
• Direct experience with and commitment to Bellevue College.

Conditions of Employment

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Bellevue College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under

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Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.

Other Information

• This position is NOT eligible for relocation allowance.
• This position is NOT eligible for sponsorship for employment-based visa.

How To Apply

Applications received by 03/06/2024 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) Please review before applying. Current Bellevue College employees should apply the position through Employee Self Service.

Required application materials:

• Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
• Attach a Resume
• Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Describe and provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College
• Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable


If you have questions with regards to the application or the hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to

EEO Statement

Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, ethnicity, religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Please see policy 4150 at The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564-2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564-2178, Office B126.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact .

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