Kansas City Scholars, Inc. Alumni Relations Specialist Kansas City, MO · Full time

KC Scholars (dba Great Jobs KC) (www.greatjobskc.org) is a 501(c)(3) college scholarship and tuition-free job training program. Its goal is to support persistence and increase the college completion rate for low- and modest-income students across the six-county, bi-state service region and secure family-sustaining careers. The organization was designed to change thousands of individual lives and transform the region by preparing the local future workforce and contributing to the regional economy. The KC Scholars Scholarship Program awards traditional college scholarships to high school juniors, adult learner scholarships to adults 18 years and older, and college savings match awards to high school freshmen. The Great Jobs KC program provides tuition assistance to approved career training programs in high-demand industries such as construction, healthcare, information technology, logistics/warehousing, manufacturing and service careers. With the support of Great Jobs KC, adults 17+ and older can learn the skills needed in one year or less to secure a job with family-sustaining wages. Great Jobs KC supports all its Scholars throughout their college or job training and into their first year of employment.

Description

ABOUT THE ROLE 

 

Reports to:                   Director of Leadership Annual Giving, Development 

Location:                      Kansas City, MO 

Hybrid:                       2 days in office, 3 days remote (technology provided) 

Status:                          Exempt, Full-time  

Salary:                         Annual salary based on experience 

Benefits:                      Medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, Life Insurance, PTO,

Holidays, leave program 401k including employer

contribution, and others.  

Operating hours:        8:30 am to 5:00 pm CST 

 

Key Performance Indicators: 


  • Increase the percentage of alumni engaged by 10% year over year.
  • Create networks for alumni engagement to meet the organizational goal of 90% Scholar satisfaction.
  • Work with Scholar Advocates and Career Resource Managers to ensure a smooth transition from Active Scholars to Alumni.
  • Coordinate alumni activities and engagement platforms to assist in reaching Development goals. 

  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

The Alumni Relations Specialist position will report to the Director of Leadership Annual Giving on the Development Team and will play a key role at Great Jobs KC. This role will be responsible for engaging and networking with alumni to assist with transitions, facilitate alumni donor relations, and support alumni development through relationship building. 

  

Primary responsibilities include:  

 

Alumni Engagement & Support (60%)  

  • Create an alumni engagement network and connect alumni with engagement opportunities through Great Jobs KC and community partners.  Help ensure a smooth transition from active scholar to alumni.  
  • Work with the development team to help increase the number of donors and total donations through alumni engagement.  

  

Alumni Event Coordination (25%)  

  • Work with Great Jobs KC staff to coordinate on-site event logistics whenever alumni are needed.  
  • Work with relevant Great Jobs KC staff to coordinate engagement campaigns.  
  • Lead in-person and virtual meetings when needed.  

  

Data Management & Reports (10%)  

  • Keep track of KC Scholars alumni through Salesforce and other relevant platforms.  
  • Routinely update alumni contact information.  
  • Provide alumni data to KC Scholars staff.   

  

Miscellaneous (5%)  

  • Other duties as assigned and team support.  

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 

 

Education:  

  • An undergraduate degree in a related field from an accredited institution required.

 

Work Experience:  

  • One to three years minimum of related work experience required.
  • Experience and knowledge of social media platforms and experience implementing social media campaigns.
  • Experience, knowledge, and proficiency with database management applications such as Salesforce, or similar software.

 

Additional Knowledge, skills, and competencies:  

  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strategic relations with colleagues, constituents, and volunteers.
  • General understanding of college access, persistence, and completion issues – particularly for low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented students and returning adult learners.  
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task. 
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, transformational environment. 
  • Able to shift priorities as needed. 
  • Strong project management.  
  • Ability to make objective decisions through facts and data.  
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Self-driven yet willing to follow direction, at times with limited input. 
  • Strong relationship building skills. 
  • Willing to go the extra mile as needed.  
  • Personal value system that includes the highest standards of honesty, confidentiality, integrity, loyalty, and professional ethics reflective of the ability to succeed in building and maintaining positive relationships with the community. 
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, research skills, presentation skills, facilitation skills). 
  • Extremely detail-oriented and organized. 

 

Physical requirements: 

  • Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.  
  • Ability to work in an office and remote environment. 
  • Ability to travel from and to work and occasionally to regional sites as the organization grows.  
  • Ability to interact with others via technology, face-to-face and collectively.  

 

 

TO APPLY 

 

To apply, please follow this link, and be prepared to upload your resume.  

 

 

Great Jobs KC firmly supports the principle and philosophy of equal opportunity for all individuals, regardless of age, race, gender, creed, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category pursuant to applicable federal, state, or local law.