Position: Coordinator

(Alumni Relations Coordinator)

Department: Office of Alumni Relations

Full Time, Continuing Position

The Alumni Relations Coordinator reports to the Director of Alumni Relations. The Alumni Relations Coordinator works with the alumni relations staff to assist in the coordination, implementation and management of alumni programs consistent with the University’s mission and vision by providing outreach and building relationships with Northeastern Illinois University’s (NEIU) alumni.

About Northeastern Illinois University

Founded in 1867, NEIU has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. NEIU is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the United States Department of Education as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of this urban institution and in the social fabric of the student body. NEIU has an enrollment of 10,000 students, and ALANA students represent nearly 60% of the student body. Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the northwest side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional campuses in the metropolitan area: The Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro, and the Center for College Access and Success (formerly the Chicago Teachers’ Center). The University is also a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Newsweek magazine named Northeastern Illinois University the sixth “Best Investment” in the United States and number one in Illinois. Northeastern shares the top-ten spot with Harvard, Stanford, Princeton and MIT.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Alumni Relations Coordinator provides assistance to the Director of Alumni Relations with project coordination and support events and programs for the NEIU Alumni Association. The Alumni Relations Coordinator plans and actively supports various Alumni Association activities, including, but not limited to, recruiting for the student membership program/the NEIUAA Internship Scholarship/Doris Vrooman Mentoring Scholarship, the Salute to Graduates events, the Academic Honors ceremonies, some commencement responsibilities, and the Class Gift Campaign. The Alumni Coordinator will also support and assist the alumni team in organizing the annual alumni reunion, general alumni programs, affinity programs, academic department and college alumni-related events, the NEIU Alumni Advocacy Committee, In Common magazine, and any university campaign initiatives.

The Alumni Relations Coordinator will also oversee the student and GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni programs, which include social events at the university and around Chicago, participation in various student programs, and department specific student engagement. The Alumni Relations Coordinator will be responsible for growing the program to include various opportunities that connect NEIU students and recent alumni, as well as developing strong partnerships with the internal offices. The Alumni Relations Coordinator will also coordinate and implement activities associated with the various departments, organize volunteers, and attends meetings as directed.

The Alumni Relations Coordinator will also work closely with the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations to help develop and increase the NEIUAA memberships, specifically by recruiting student members, in order to increase annual revenue that the Association generates for alumni programs for each of the colleges and the University as a whole.

The Alumni Relations Coordinator will manage alumni communications via social media. The individual will oversee the NEIU Alumni Association Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, as well as manage content on select pages of the Alumni Relations website, and assist in creating and sending e-blasts to alumni through Net Community, our online alumni e-mail platform. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or other related field required.
  • Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum two to four years of experience in alumni relations (preferably in an institute of higher learning) or other constituent relations required.
  • Experience in recruitment, retention and development preferred.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate, interact and organize effectively, be self-managed, and build mutually beneficial relationships between alumni and Northeastern Illinois University community.
  • Some local travel will be required.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with experience in Adobe Create Suites or other graphic design programs.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, sick and vacation days, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System. Applicants are expected to respond based on the entire job description.

(Each position requires a background check.)

To Apply

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) you must submit the following and send all documents within one PDF/Word document to alumni@neiu.edu.

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable), Affirmative Action Form and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (B0B), 5555 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.