Director of Alumni Engagement – University of Oxford – Oxford – Competitive Salary

Join the oldest University in the English-speaking world, where the past, present, and future converge. Behind us we have nearly a thousand years of teaching, learning and advancing the boundaries of knowledge. Today we are consistently recognised as one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities, committed to helping pressing global challenges.


As the Director of Alumni Engagement, you will lead efforts to foster a vibrant and engaged community of Oxford alumni worldwide. Reporting to the Chief Development and Alumni Engagement Officer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing our alumni engagement strategy, ensuring alignment with the University's strategic priorities. This is an exceptional opportunity to inspire our diverse alumni network, nurturing a sense of belonging and pride in our global community.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop and articulate a world-leading Alumni Engagement strategy aligned with the University's vision and philanthropic campaign plan.
  • Provide strategic leadership to a team of professionals, motivating them to deliver innovative alumni engagement initiatives.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders, including the Alumni Board, senior leadership, and academic divisions, fostering collaboration and alignment.
  • Oversee the management of alumni activities, ensuring high visibility and impactful engagement across the institution and global alumni network.
  • Lead volunteer management efforts, harnessing the expertise and commitment of alumni to drive meaningful engagement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to coordinate alumni engagement activities effectively, ensuring efficient resource allocation and budget.
Selection Criteria:
  • Extensive experience in developing and implementing strategic alumni engagement programs within complex organisations.
  • Proven track record of leadership and team management, with a focus on driving results and fostering a culture of innovation.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Exceptional strategic planning and problem-solving abilities, coupled with a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours as needed.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners:

William Pringle

Partner, Head of Charity, Arts, Culture & Heritage Practice

Berwick Partners

+44 (0) 207 518 2635 / +44 (0) 7515 919 648


Closing date for applications: Friday 26th April 2024

In order to proceed with your application, please either:

Click 'Add to list' if you would like to look at other roles before starting to apply.
Click 'Apply Now' if you are ready to start now.