Alumni Officer, Event and Experiential Engagement

Nova Scotia
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Alumni Officer, Event and Experiential Engagement  
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reference #SM-14947

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Their programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides their 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.


We are excited to partner with Saint Mary's University in the search for an Alumni Officer, Event and Experiential Engagement.


Reporting to the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Alumni Officer, Event and Experiential Engagement is responsible for creating opportunities to engage alumni and prospects of the university through event planning and experiential program development. The Alumni Officer will work in consultation and collaboration with the Director and colleagues in Advancement and in faculties and departments across campus, and with Enrolment Services, Career Services,   Athletics and other partners to advance the engagement strategy for alumni through supporting the regional volunteer network, planning events, engaging new audiences, and connecting campus partners with community stakeholders. The position is required to travel and work evenings and weekends.


The ideal candidate will possess:


Undergraduate degree plus three (3) years of directly related experience preferably in a university setting
Certificate in Event Management from an accredited institution and five (5) of directly related experience preferably in a university setting.


• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database maintenance.
• Website maintenance experience an asset.
• Initiative and independent thinking.
• Strong organizational skills and ability to function independently and as part of a team.
• Detail oriented.
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Database maintenance.
• Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends, as required.
• Demonstrated experience managing multiple, competing tasks and priorities.
• Cross cultural work experience.



If you are an alumni engagement or event professional ready to make a difference and be a part of the next chapter in Saint Mary's University’s exciting history, connect with us today!


At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at

Saint Mary's University promotes a Healthy Campus including a Scent-Free environment and a Smoke-Free Campus.


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For more information about this exciting opportunity please contact Scott McGaw, Partner, at or Brittany Beale, Consultant, at  


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