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TITLE:Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
Alumni Relations
 
DATE POSTED: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Executive Director for Development

SCHEDULE:

Full-time position, primarily weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional weekend and other hours will be required. There will be periodic travel required.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Director will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs, which serve the alumni and parent constituencies. Specific responsibilities of the Director include maintaining and expanding personal contact with LeTourneau’s traditional and non-traditional alumni populations, informing them of the programs and progress of the university, encouraging their participation in a variety of alumni program and activities and maintaining all alumni records. Additionally, the Director will provide coordination for all reunions, Homecoming, and other major events for alumni as well as authoring and editing alumni and parent articles for the University Relations office and the NOW magazine editorial staff.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates programs to serve the alumni and parent constituencies.
  • Supervises and supports the organization and activities of the Alumni Advisory Council and Parent Advisory Council.
  • Oversees the organization and activities of Homecoming and all reunions.
  • Oversees the organization and activities of Parent & Family Weekend
  • Manages the development and updating of the alumni online community product. Authors and publishes content on the alumni and parents web pages within the university website.
  • During the August new student orientation weekend, the Director provides activities for new parents.
  • Supports and participates in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors for the support of university fundraising initiatives including the LeTourneau University Annual Fund, major capital, building and/or comprehensive campaigns.
  • Supervises the Assistant to the Director of Alumni & Parent Relations.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists and cooperates with all other members of the Development staff team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning. The qualified candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Preference will be given to a LeTourneau alumnus. The high energy candidate should evidence good written and oral communication skills and an ability to relate well with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, eras, and interests. The candidate should have a track record of high achievement and be able to set goals and develop plans to meet those goals.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, or national origin. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4171.
 
Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application and current resume to:
 
Rita Courson
Administrative Assistant
FAX (903) 233-3801
E-mail: development@letu.edu

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.

LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.

Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.

LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.

LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.

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