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CAREERS IN DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS AT RICE UNIVERSITY

Welcome,

Rice is a top-15 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 Be Bold, Rice's comprehensive $2 billion 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
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.

Assistant Director, Alumni Programs (Careers and Lifelong Learning)

Reporting to the Director, Alumni Programs, the responsibilities of the Assistant Director, Alumni Programs (Careers and Lifelong Learning) include developing and delivering programs and resources that establish, strengthen and support career and lifelong learning engagement. The Assistant Director will create annual and long-term engagement strategies for professional development programming and communication and will develop relationships with campus partners to encourage program participation, mentorship and collaboration.

Assistant Director, Telefund

Under the direction of the Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund, the Assistant Director, Telefund will provide leadership of the Rice Annual Fund’s year-round telefund program. The primary purpose of the telefund is to increase the annual number of undergraduate alumni donors to Rice and unrestricted dollars to the Rice Annual Fund. This is achieved by recruiting, training, and managing a staff of student callers to cultivate, solicit, and steward Rice constituents through the telefund’s direct marketing channels. Channels include phone, text, mail, and digital engagement. The Assistant Director, Telefund will use results from analyses and best practices to guide the team on various strategies that will lead to success in increasing donor acquisition and retention. The Assistant Director, Telefund must have the ability work collaboratively with division partners and to successfully direct staff members and students to carry out the multitude of tasks essential in a year-round telefund program. The role requires some evening and weekend hours.

Marketing and Production Specialist

Under the supervision of the Associate Director, Marketing and Production, the Marketing and Production Specialist manages the planning, implementation and production of a variety of projects for the Development and Alumni Relations division requiring creative services from the Communications team. Projects may include but are not limited to print, email, web, social media and video. The marketing and production specialist works closely with internal writers, web developers, graphic designers and a production team, as well as with external communications vendors (design firms, printers, mail houses, etc.) and campus constituents (Rice Public Affairs, academic schools, etc.) to ensure that projects are completed efficiently, on time and at the highest level of quality.

Digital Content Specialist

The Digital Content Specialist is responsible for developing, monitoring and maintaining digital content (primarily social media and email marketing) for Rice’s Development and Alumni Relations division. This includes working with in-house writers, designers and web staff to produce visually striking and user-friendly digital content. The Digital Content Specialist will manage website content in a content management system, monitor social channels and engage with and answer questions from alumni online, and collaborate with division partners and creative staff to execute multichannel digital marketing campaigns. The Digital Content Specialist also will consistently gather and monitor metrics to identify trends, make recommendations, and devise digital marketing strategies. Day-to-day responsibilities of the Digital Content Specialist will be focused on building, testing and executing major organic and paid social media marketing campaigns efficiently and expertly, supporting a wide range of high-volume messages. The position will also support marketing and communications team members in executing new and existing messaging strategies.

Questions?

Contact Talent Management with any questions you have about starting your career at Rice University.


Toni Parker
Talent Management Analyst

713-348-3254

toni.parker@rice.edu

Kiana Pointer
Talent Management Coordinator

713-348-4630

kiana.pointer@rice.edu

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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