This self-starting, creative, relationship manager is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive alumni relations program that nurtures positive relationships with alumni and soon-to-be graduates to encourage their active participation in alumni events and financial support for the school. 

The Alumni Relations Manager reports to, and works closely with, the Executive Director and provides support to the SSMO Foundation team. 

The schedule of this position is flexible to meet the demands of events.   

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: 

  • Medical insurance (which covers chiropractic care, naturopathy, acupuncture, and even massage therapy for pain relief).
  • Dental insurance.
  • Vision insurance.
  • Employer-paid life insurance with the opportunity to purchase additional voluntary life insurance.
  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • A robust employee assistance program offering a variety of free services, including counseling, legal assistance, and help with creating a will, buying a home, vetting daycare providers, resolving identity theft, and much more.
  • Paid holidays and personal time off.
  • A generous employer match for contributions to your retirement plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain connection with alumni constituency
  • Manage and direct the Alumni Advisory Committee, subcommittees and quarterly meetings
  • Identify, cultivate and steward alumni donors
  • Support milestone reunions with annual outreach and communication
  • Meet with graduating seniors to introduce them to the alumni community and collect current contact information for their records
  • Recruit new Alumni Committee members
  • Collaborate with Director of Development and Weston Challenge subcommittee to plan each year’s appeal
  • Facilitate the Distinguished Alumni Award subcommittee through annual award nomination/selection process
  • Develop new committee roles and responsibilities as needed e.g., regional ambassadors.

Support Alumni Community

  • Solicit, collect and prepare all alumni notes for the SPIRIT magazine (2x/year)
  • Use multi-channel communication to promote campus events, news and updates
  • Update webpages with information pertaining to alumni in a timely fashion (e.g. reunion information, event registration links) 
  • Mail birthday postcards monthly to alumni and SSMOs
  • Recruit, organize and manage alumni volunteers at alumni events such as, but not limited to: Young Alumni Day, Winter Alumni Night, Career Day, Alumni Spring Musical Reception, Alumni Tailgate Party, Pint Night, Valley Vintage, and Class Reunions   
  • Plan and execute alumni gatherings in partnership with regional ambassadors
  • Assist development team in bringing alumni to fundraising efforts such as GALA
  • Assist in the production of the annual giving reports
  • Ensure accuracy of alumni records in RE database
  • Communicate Valley Catholic’s mission, identity, and vision for the future to alumni community
  • Maintain responsibility for the alumni office budget by controlling expenses, monitoring revenues, and forecasting for future years
  • Participate in department meetings and professional development programs in addition to school committees and activities as required
  • Support other SSMO Foundation-sponsored events (e.g. Gala, Back-to-School Nights, donor receptions)
  • Develop ways to locate “lost” alumni
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of the SSMO Foundation


  • Values consistent with the mission of Valley Catholic, Catholic education 
  • College degree required 
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with computer software/applications, including Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge, MailChimp and Google Workspace
  • Self-starter, ability to work without direct supervision, effective multi-tasking capabilities
  • Flexibility with work schedule and availability to work weekends and evenings when necessary 
  • Ability to recruit and supervise volunteers
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality 

 The Alumni Relations Manager must be customer service-oriented, well organized, and collaborative. Excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. The candidate must also have the ability to work independently.  This person must maintain the disposition to effectively represent the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and their sponsored ministries.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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