Alumni Engagement Officer, College of Engineering

POSTED: August 23, 2022
BUSINESS: Purdue for Life Foundation
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Provide alumni engagement programing for the College of Engineering.
  • Working in cooperation with the Engineering advancement pod, assist in achieving the Dean’s and Development’s advancement goals.
  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and travel. 

Additional Responsibilities

Alumni Relations

  • Serve as point of contact with the Engineering Alumni Association (EAA).
  • Develop relationships with alumni from the College of Engineering.
  • Ensure coordination of College and University alumni activities by attending monthly meetings, communicating with assigned Purdue for Life staff representatives, and engaging the alumni volunteers.
  • Participate in the creation of engagement events designed to connect alumni and friends of the College with the Dean and College leaders.
  • Represent Engineering at Purdue events which may include Distinguished Engineering Alumni, Outstanding Alumni, Homecoming, Spring Fest, Dean’s Club and/or other events as needed.
  • Provide public relations to all Purdue constituents by volunteering at, participating in, and attending college activities for personalized engagement.
  • Manage questions and follow up from alumni.
  • Assist Associate Vice Presidents and development officers in a variety of special projects and initiatives related to engaging alumni of the College of Engineering.


  • Work cooperatively to achieve the Purdue for Life advancement team goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.  


  • Ability to effectively interact and build relationships with Purdue alumni from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds necessary. 
  • Articulate the strategic mission of Purdue University, Purdue for Life Foundation, and the College of Engineering with tact and diplomacy at all times. 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including the ability to communicate well in person, in writing and speaking before groups.
    • Skilled at conversation and networking.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, project management, motivational, initiative, problem-solving, creativity and customer service skills required. 
  • Must be able to meet established deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Personal computer and related software skills, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, data query, internet, etc. necessary.  


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Two years of experience working in alumni relations or development preferred. 

If you are interested in applying, please click here to begin the process:  

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. PRF views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all Foundation-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.


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