Job Opportunities in Development and Alumni Relations

Explore our current job opening 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.

Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund is responsible for planning, executing, and managing a comprehensive and aggressive program to generate unrestricted annual gifts for Rice University from alumni, parents, faculty/staff, and graduate and undergraduate students. The Executive Director, Rice Annual Fund will manage programmatic activities related to prospecting, cultivating, and soliciting past and current donors to the Rice Annual Fund. This responsibility involves constant monitoring of results, determining strengths and weaknesses of the various programs, and modifications of plans and strategies to assure achievement of annual fundraising goals across all constituencies. The position will oversee all aspects of the Rice Annual Fund solicitations, including leadership giving, class and reunion giving, direct mail, volunteer management and telemarketing programs, and direct mail and online campaigns. The Executive Director will manage a portfolio of donors, soliciting them for leadership gifts of $10,000+.

Assistant Director, Alumni Networks

Reporting to the director, alumni networks, the responsibilities of the assistant director, alumni networks include overseeing outreach and alumni involvement in regional and affinity programs; developing annual and long-term strategic and alumni program planning in collaboration with a variety of campus colleagues; and managing and cultivating alumni volunteers. The assistant director, alumni networks will work closely with colleagues across Development and Alumni Relations to ensure quality programming is offered in a wide range of locations both inside and outside of Houston.

Systems Analyst

Reporting to the Director, Development Information Services, the Systems Analyst works at an experienced level supporting Rice University’s alumni/development system (OwlConnect, powered by Blackbaud CRM) and related applications, including the integrations to and from other campus systems. The Systems Analyst has expertise in a combination of technical and business application areas and actively participates in new technology initiatives. This position is responsible for working with OwlConnect users to develop queries, reports, automated business processes, integrations to third party systems and data warehouse solutions to support their business needs. 

Data Services Coordinator

Reporting to the Data Services Manager, the Data Services Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day coordination of processing and preparing for entry into the alumni/development database system the log of gift checks and pledges received via mail, credit card transactions for gifts and event registrations, and deposit vouchers for submission to the Cashier’s Office as needed.

Assistant Director, Foundation Relations

The assistant director, foundation relations will work with the corporate and foundation relations team, faculty members, university leadership, and Development and Alumni Relations colleagues to develop comprehensive plans and strategies for effective engagement of foundation prospects by researching emerging trends in foundation philanthropy, understanding Rice University’s priorities and strengths, and creating analyses and recommendations that advance engagement.

Marketing Writer, Rice Annual Fund

The marketing writer works within the Development and Alumni Relations Communications department to provide strong writing, editing, marketing and creative concepting in support of the Rice Annual Fund, the university's primary giving vehicle. A central function of the writer is to provide high quality creative direction and content for annual giving collateral in partnership with the Rice Annual Fund direct marketing team.

Associate Director, Strategic Analytics

Under the leadership of the Director of Strategic Analytics, the Associate Director of Strategic Analytics will serve as a premier business analyst/consultant to the Rice Annual Fund team and will partner with the Development Information Services team to implement systems allowing for extensive analytical evaluation of Rice’s undergraduate alumni participation and unrestricted giving through the Annual Fund.