Alumni Relations and Development Officer

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Advertising & Marketing, Sales and Business Development
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Reporting to the V.P. of the University of The Bahamas-North Campus and liasing with the Vice President of Advancement, the Alumni Relations and Development Officer is responsible for University fundraising activities relevant to UB-North.

This position is ideal for a candidate with experience in the non-profit industry or sales wishing to build a career in higher education fundraising. The AR&D Officer participates in all fundraising activities including prospective donor research, prospect cultivation and solicitation activities, donor information/record management, donor stewardship, donor correspondence and special events. The AR&D Officer will assist in implementing and enhancing alumni programs intended to nurture lifelong relationships with those who attended UB-North. The position plays the lead role in planning, communicating, and conducting Alumni events and initiatives whether for engagement or fundraising purposes. The AR&D Officer is responsible for implementing alumni activities both on and off campus. The successful candidate will be someone with strong organisational skills who is a good communicator both verbally and in writing and who enjoys team work.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The duties of the Alumni Relations and Development Officer include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supports and ensures delivery of UB-North fundraising activities with specific responsibility for supporting major gift fundraising, annual fund solicitations, selected other special gift level opportunities and grants/projects.
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and foundations, through strategy-based visits and other forms of direct personal contact.
  • Provides support to the maintenance of the major gifts prospect pipeline.
  • Assists in educating faculty and staff with respect to the roles they can play in supporting development generally.
  • Helps to produce reports and maintain the prospect management database and other institutional resources to ensure appropriate management of donors, prospects, alumni, and volunteers in coordination with University objectives.
  • Conducts research to identify prospects and works with the Director of Development and the V.P. UB-North to create strategies to match prospects' interests to the priorities of the University.
  • Conducts internal and external research/fact gathering in support of funding proposal development
  • Provides coordination and support on donor/prospect events.
  • Works closely with UB-North Alumni Association and its board members arranging its meetings, staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members and the academic and administrative leadership.
  • Assists with planning, implementing and promoting alumni programs that support the institutes strategic plan as well as the goals of the annual and comprehensive campaigns in collaboration with colleagues within the Office of Advancement, and throughout the University
  • Works closely with advancement operations colleagues to ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information for alumni via surveys, projects, correspondences, website, postal returns etc.
  • Maintains regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blast, alumni web pages and print publications
  • Manages and leads UB Annual Phonation Initiative
  • Manages and leads alumni engagement events efforts including Homecoming. Responsible for measuring success of events through alumni participation and engagements metrics.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience in organizational development, event planning, alumni relations, fund raising or communications/public relations.


  • Strong organizational, human relations and writing skills and must possess a public speaking ability;
  • Ability to work independently, creatively, provide excellent people skills and provide excellent customer service;
  • Non-profit/alumni association board experience a plus;
  • Database, Marketing Automation, Event Registration, Design Skills, General Computer Skills and knowledge essential.


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