University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Alumni & Supporter Engagement Officer

Alumni & Supporter Engagement Officer (Volunteering) Development & Alumni Relations

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £29,605 to £31,396 per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Sunday 26 May 2024 Interview Date: Wednesday 05 June 2024 Reference: 2709724CD

Are you experienced in building long and lasting relationships?

Do you love engaging with people?

Would you relish the opportunity to help build and develop an exciting alumni volunteering programme?

As Alumni & Supporter Engagement Officer (Volunteering), you'll help to build and manage an exciting alumni volunteering programme, giving alumni and supporters the opportunity to give their time to support a wide range of University priorities, including student recruitment, graduate employability and raising the profile of the University internationally.

You'll use different channels to proactively build and manage relationships with alumni around the world, encouraging them to volunteer and ensuring they have a positive volunteering experience with us.

Your priorities will include:

  • Fostering mutually beneficial relationships with individual and groups of alumni around the world using a range of channels, including email, social media and LinkedIn
  • Working with colleagues across the University to identify and develop new volunteering opportunities.
  • Managing our online E-Mentoring community of more than 3000 alumni e-mentors
  • Managing and developing our new graduate volunteering programme – the Graduate Ambassador Scheme
  • Maintaining up to date and detailed records of volunteering activity on the Alumni CRM system
  • What we are looking for:

  • Excellent relationship building and networking skills
  • Ability to work independently and a desire to be innovative and proactive
  • Ability to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong administrative skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of developing and delivering activities and projects
  • For an informal chat, please contact Christopher Shank, Alumni & Supporter Engagement Manager (Volunteering) on [email protected]

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  • We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and welcome applicants who support our mission of inclusivity.

    Apply by 11.59pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.


    Job details


    Alumni & Supporter Engagement Officer


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    May 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 26, 2024

    Job type



    Arts and Culture,Computer Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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