Alumni Relations Officer - Trinity Development & Alumni

Trinity Development & Alumni (TDA) leads on alumni engagement and fundraising for Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s highest ranked university. We are seeking two experienced and enthusiastic Alumni Relations Officers to join a team of experienced and motivated professionals who are building and supporting Trinity’s 130,000-strong alumni community.
Company Trinity College Dublin
Location College Green, Dublin 2
Apply by 27 January 2022
Position / Title Alumni Relations Officer
Department Trinity Development & Alumni, Trinity College Dublin
Reporting to Alumni Relations Manager
Contract Type Three year Fixed-Term Contract
How To Apply

The closing date is Thursday, 27th January 2022 and all applications are received via

Our vision is to deliver a world-leading alumni engagement programme to advance the university’s ambitions, while providing graduates with meaningful opportunities to engage with the college, and with each other, throughout their lives - at home and overseas; in person and digitally.

This is an opportunity to join a leading advancement office and to contribute to the success of one of the world’s oldest and greatest universities. In 2021, Trinity completed a successful campaign, Inspiring Generations, achieving its goal of 150,000 volunteer hours and raising over €400m in philanthropic donations. As the successful candidate, you will have the unique opportunity to build on the success of the campaign and embark on the next phase of our engagement and philanthropic journey.

Key Responsibilities:

The responsibilities specified below are not intended to be exclusive or restrictive and flexibility in the allocation of specific duties will be required.

As Alumni Relations Officer, you will:

  1. Build and foster warm relationships with Trinity alumni and groups through a range of engagement programmes.
  2. Manage the Global Ambassador programme and relationships with the international chapters
  3. Manage the Mentoring and Internships programmes.
  4. Develop a research-led approach to tracking alumni worldwide.
  5. Develop and deliver on a strategy to successfully engage future alumni.
  6. Plan, record, measure and report on activity (monthly, quarterly, and annually).
  7. Undertake other duties as may be assigned from time to time by line manager.

Please note that a willingness to travel will be a requirement in this role.

Required Experience & Skills:

Qualifications & Experience

  • Third-level qualification in marketing, PR, communications, events, or a related discipline.
  • Candidatesshould have aminimum of 3-5 years' experience in a busy working environment.
  • Programme management experience and evidence of delivering projects on time and within budget.
  • Strong computer skills - MS Office packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and versatile with computer communication applications, such as Mailchimp, SurveyMonkey, Publisher etc and with a good working knowledge of social media.
  • Experience with customer relationship management databases or equivalent would be advantageous.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively across teams.
  • Diligent, highly organised with close attention to detail.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Motivated, flexible and ability to use own initiative.
  • Experience of structuring workload and timelines.
  • Understanding of, and passion for, the role and value of a university in society.

What we can offer you

You will be offered a three-year contract and an attractive benefits package which includes 28 days annual leave (24 days annual leave entitlement plus four days over Christmas), annual salary increments, and a generous contribution to TDA’s pension scheme (providing for pension, life assurance and prolonged disability pension). Your continued professional development is important to us and so you will have access to training opportunities and educational funding assistance. We are supportive of flexible working arrangements and will always consider your requests. You will be part of a fast-paced and professional advancement organisation with a supportive, inclusive, and collaborative team environment.

About Trinity Development & Alumni

Trinity Development & Alumni is at the heart of Trinity in every sense. Located in Front Square, we are the interface between College and its alumni, donors and friends of Trinity in Ireland and around the world. We currently have 45 staff working across various functions – fundraising, alumni relations, regular giving, communications, events, database, finance, governance, and administration – in our three divisions of Development, Alumni & Supporter Relations, and Operations.

Our job is to secure the committed philanthropic and volunteering support that helps to power so many things across Trinity, from scholarships to new buildings to cutting-edge research. We connect Trinity’s talented academics and researchers with people who share their passion and want to support their work across areas as diverse as cancer, climate change and the future of social and economic development. We maintain the university’s connection with its 140,000 alumni in 158 countries with over 70 branches and have been instrumental in raising funds in excess of €400 million since its establishment in 1994.

Trinity Foundation operating as Trinity Development and Alumni (TDA) is an independent charity (RCN 20028626) established to support Trinity’s funding priorities.


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