Alumni Relations Assistant Job – Uganda Christian University (UCU)

Organisation: Uganda
Christian University (UCU)
Duty Station:  Mukono, Uganda
About UCU:
Uganda Christian University was founded when the historic Bishop Tucker
Theological College was promoted as a university in 1997. Bishop Tucker
Theological College trained clergy and educators during its 84-year history
from 1913-1997. The local chief, Hamu Mukasa, granted land for the college to
operate in Mukono. International partnerships were part of the College’s
missionary history. The Church Mission Society teamed with Ugandan leaders and
others to assure the College had the necessary intellectual and other capital.
By the late 1990s, the Church of Uganda sought to have a broader impact on society
through the higher education – not only of clergy but of other professionals as
well. Uganda Christian University was established in 1997.
Job Summary:  The Alumni Relations Assistant will be in
charge of planning and implementing programs and projects that strategically
engages alumni in strengthening programs and providing tangible benefits to
alumni and current students.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
The applicant will
serve as an ambassador, the Alumni Relations Assistant is charged with:
  • Serving as a liaison between the Alumni
    Association and the University
  • In charge of securing commitments from
    alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service to promote
    and advance UCU
  • Activey collaborating with colleagues
    within UCU, including, but not limited to Development, External relations,
    Directory of Student Affairs, Admissions ,Faculties and UCU campuses to
    create and maintain pathways for alumni
  • Ensure participation in activities that
    advance the goals of Uganda Christian University
  • Partnering with Development Office
    colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving
  • Works in liaison with the Alumni
    Association, and ensure strong and productive relationships between its
    members and the University
  • Plan, implement and promote alumni
    programs that support the University’s strategic plan; develop and submit
    for approval annual strategic and operating plans
  • Budget for Alumni Relations, manage
    existing and/or additional alumni programs, services and communications
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni
    database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of
    alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence,
    website etc
  • Establish and build relationships with a
    wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally;
    maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email
    lists, alumni web pages, sms, print publications, and any other mode of
    communication that may be relevant
  • Educate graduating students about alumni
    benefits and engage them in programs
  • Work in liaison with director of
    Admissions & Academics to spearhead the introduction of alumni
    involvement in the admissions and graduation processes; partner with the
    Dean of Student Affairs and the Career Development Officer or the officer
    handling career matters to plan the growth and accessibility of career
    networking services for students and alumni
  • Collaborate closely with development
    colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and
    qualify alumni prospects for gifts and donations; communicate
    development-related activities via email, the newsletter/publications and
    website
  • Raise funds for select special projects
    and events in collaboration with Development colleagues
  • Mentor, supervise and provide guidance to
    alumni volunteers
  • Be flexible to take on other duties as may
    be called upon from time to time
  • Perform any other official duties assigned
    by the supervisor
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The Alumni Relations Assistant should preferably
    hold a Bachelor’s degree from Uganda Christian University
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in
    coordination and administrative work
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal
    skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
    throughout the University, alumni, other constituents and the public
  • Possess the ability to demonstrate
    accomplishment in fostering productive relationships and partnerships with
    key stakeholders
  • Proven ability to strategize, implement
    and build constituency programs and activities to grow the UCU Alumni
    relations
  • Must have a talent for motivating and
    developing volunteers
  • Strong writing, planning and
    organizational skills
  • High degree of flexibility, as well as
    have the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for
    thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals
  • Must have high professional and ethical
    standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple
    tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to
    meet deadlines
  • Ability to travel and work during evenings
    and weekends as needed
  • Must be a committed and practicing
    Christian
How to Apply:
All qualified candidates should send two (2) copies of an application
letter clearly demonstrating suitability together with updated Curriculum Vitae
and three references.( Academic, Leadership and Pastoral). Please remember to
attach two (2) copies of academic and professional certificates and transcripts
and send to:
The Manager Human Resource & Administration
Uganda Christian University,
Pilkington Building,
P.O. Box 4, Mukono. Uganda
Deadline: 29th May,
2015
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