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Rice is a top-20 national university known for its academic innovation, beautiful campus and engaging students and alumni. This same standard for excellence extends to our professional staff and award-winning Development and Alumni Relations division. As we continue to generate support for Rice’s new strategic plan and prepare for our next comprehensive campaign, we’re looking for talented, dedicated colleagues who will help realize our ambitious goals. If you’re creative, collaborative, curious and open to new ideas, I hope you will consider joining us.


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Kathi Dantley Warren

Kathi Dantley Warren
Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

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Job Opportunities in Development and Alumni Relations

Explore our current job openings in Development and Alumni Relations spanning multiple departments, from fundraising to alumni relations to communications. This listing will be updated weekly, so check back often.

Morning Receptionist

The Morning Receptionist serves as the central receptionist for the Cambridge Office Building at Rice University and is responsible for performing clerical tasks for the occupants of the building. Duties include but are not limited to managing room reservations and calendars, greeting and assisting visitors, managing emails, answering phones and sorting mail. In addition, this position will support the Development and Alumni Relations Division by assisting with a variety of clerical and operational functions. This position is part-time and will entail a shift of five hours per day Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The ideal candidate is an energetic, personable professional comfortable providing office administration support for multiple professionals and has strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong attention to detail.

Staff Assistant (Alumni Relations)

The Staff Assistant (Alumni Relations) provides overall administrative support for a group of alumni relations professionals at Rice University. Typical duties include managing calendars, collecting data and producing periodic reports, assisting with data entry, arranging for travel and business meetings and managing expense reports.

Administrative Specialist

Under the general supervision of the Senior Director of Development Administration, the Administrative Specialist will be responsible for a variety of administrative and financial duties for the Development and Alumni Relations division. The Administrative Specialist will create and implement plans, processes and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient functionality of the division to support the success of strategic priorities. The Administrative Specialist will serve as one of two cost center managers in the division, with procurement, expenditure, budget and financial reporting oversight. The ideal candidate is creative, collaborative, detail oriented, open to new ideas, proficient in divisional administration and financial management, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment managing multiple tasks.

Staff Assistant (Events)

Under the direction of the associate director of events, this position is responsible for providing meticulous and thorough project and administrative support for the Events team which plans and executes events for the President’s Office and the Development and Alumni Relations division. The staff assistant is the front-line contact person between the Events staff and Rice donors, staff, and alumni, with interactions in person, as well as via phone and email.


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Our Values

We COLLABORATE within and across teams to strengthen relationships with the many constituents of Rice University.

We encourage CURIOSITY in a culture that emphasizes learning, sharing ideas and taking initiative.

We use CREATIVITY and critical thinking skills to solve problems and communicate in a variety of contexts.

We are comfortable with CHANGE and open to new ideas and ways of working, including taking on new responsibilities and going the RICE mile.

Our Values

Our Team

Our leaders in Development and Alumni Relations work collaboratively and strategically across departments to lead a division of more than 130 employees.

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