Alumni Relations Graduate Associate (LPS) Ref: 6444

School/department: Development and Alumni Office, Division of Communications, Marketing and Advancement / School of Law, Politics and Sociology (LPS)
Hours: Full time or part time hours up to a maximum of 36.5 per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: fixed term for 18 months
Reference: 6444
Salary: starting at £19,623 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 18 August 2021
Closing date: 16 September 2021 Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected Interview date: 23 September 2021
Expected start date: to be confirmed

Job description 

This vacancy is open to University of Sussex graduates 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 (UG and PGT) in any discipline.

The Development and Alumni Relations Office at the University of Sussex provides engagement opportunities for alumni and external friends to become ambassadors and volunteers for the University, as well as supporting scholarships, student hardship and research.

We are seeking a friendly, motivated graduate to join the Alumni Relations team and work on various activities and events to increase student and alumni engagement. This role is the main link between the School of Law, Politics and Sociology and our alumni. To help facilitate good links with colleagues across the School, the role holder will work at least one day a week in LPS.

The role holder will support DARO and the School of LPS to increase student and alumni engagement by:

  • using social media and digital communications to engage with alumni and students and raise awareness of alumni programmes and events
  • developing case studies of alumni and student experiences, such as mentoring and studying at Sussex
  • contributing to DARO and LPS communications with alumni
  • supporting the collection of feedback from alumni and students engaged with DARO and LPS mentoring and volunteering programmes, and events
  • helping to facilitate events involving alumni
  • working with DARO and LPS colleagues and students to identify appropriate alumni for future engagement.

Initiative, creativity and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, are essential. Experience of working with volunteers, customer engagement or marketing is required; this may have been gained in short term work experience or a part time role.

A positive approach to team working and the ability to engage with enthusiasm in this exciting role to enhance alumni engagement and enrich the student experience is required.

This vacancy is part of the Sussex Graduate Programme, which offers work on campus with a professional services department. Develop your employability skills through genuine and meaningful work experience. Applicants should be a graduate from any undergraduate or taught postgraduate course at the University of Sussex, who graduated in 2019/2020 or 2020/2021.

Please contact Sally Atkinson or Rachel Dyson for informal enquiries on the role.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Please note that the University of Sussex is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position, and thus any applicant should ensure that they have the legal right to work in the UK for the period of the post. The University of Sussex requires all successful applicants to provide proof of permission to work in the UK before they commence work. Should you therefore require further information, please visit the Home Office website.

How to apply 

Please see the CareerHub for the job description and further details on how to apply.
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