Alumni and Community Engagement Specialist

University of Alaska

Alumni and Community Engagement Specialist


University of Alaska System


The University of Alaska Anchorage Alumni and Community Engagement team seeks an energetic, creative outreach engagement professional, with expertise in social media, relationship building and event design, for the position of Alumni and Community Engagement Specialist. In support of the Alumni and Community Engagement department strategic plan and UAA's 2027 strategic goal to be known as a trusted and respected community partner, this role is responsible for outreach and developing initiatives to engage students and young alumni, as well as creation of engaging digital content. Main responsibilities include initiating engagement opportunities and communication plans for in person and virtual events targeted to students and young alumni to create lifelong affinity and relationships with their alma mater.


The Alumni and Community Engagement Specialist is a critical member of the Alumni and Community Engagement team and carries the main responsibilities of growing affinity among students and young alumni of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The position is responsible to grow engagement, including digital, along with in person engagement opportunities in order to build lifelong relationships with alumni. As part of UAA's strategic goal of being known as a trusted and respected community partner, the position supports activities to enhance and build community support, especially amongst alumni now totaling over 70,000 worldwide.


To thrive in this role, the candidate will exude energy and enthusiasm through their communications style, work ethic, service-orientation, attention to detail and ability to initiate with confidence. This person has a working knowledge of best practices in social media and will build programs to increase affinity among alumni through digital platforms and engagement events.


Minimum Qualifications:


Some college work and one year experience related to constituent relations, communications, external affairs, event management, student affairs, or a field that emphasizes relationship building.


Position Details:


This position is located at the University Alaska campus in Anchorage. An on-site/hybrid work arrangements may be considered in accordance with UA regulations. This is a full-time, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the, Grade 78, based on education and experience.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until a successful candidate is identified. Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Helen Sale, HR Coordinator, at 907-786-6885.


All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.


*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.


Access to the reports is available at:


UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or


UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or


UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing


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Fairbanks, AK

3 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2025-06-10