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Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm


Commensurate with experience


Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds.


Bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University preferred or Advanced degree from Valparaiso University in business, law or the equivalent.


  • A commitment to the Lutheran model or higher education, in which fundamental issues are explored from all angles with intellectual rigor, integrity, openness, and respect, and where faith and learning are held together in lively interaction.
  • Ability to regard differing points of view, to foster consensus, and to embrace the University's new Strategic Plan.
  • Strong administrative, organizational and communication skills needed with a minimum of one year relevant work experience required.
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and prioritizing multiple tasks concurrently, while under pressure and against tight deadlines required.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required.
  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available, including the Advancement relationship database, a Microsoft Windows computer environment, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting required; an exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required; outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write well required.
  • Able to successfully work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team required.
  • High level of maturity, initiative, and ability to think creatively required.
  • The ability to professionally interact with university and volunteer leadership required.
  • Research experience and exposure to online research tool preferred.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact required.

Job Summary:

Valparaiso University is moving forward on a path of growth and innovation, energized by a recently competed Strategic Plan. A comprehensive institution of higher learning grounded on a historic foundation in the liberal arts. Valparaiso University offers outstanding professional and graduate degree programs in engineering, nursing, business and law.

Valparaiso University now invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations.

The Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations is a new position within the department of Alumni Relations. The Senior Associate Director shall have responsibility for the development and execution of an alumni engagement strategy targeted to young alumni of the University (alumni that have graduated within the last 15 year).

It is expected that the strategies and tactical programs will include engaging volunteers in on-and off-campus experiences; developing, in partnership with the Career Services office, programming that links alumni with current students; a revamp of the web-based engagement tools aimed at securing and keeping young alumni engaged with Valpo.

The Senior Associate Director also will work with the Director of Alumni Relations and other colleagues on new enhanced alumni engagement strategies and programs for all other alumni.


To apply for this position:

Step 1: Complete the Valparaiso University Employment Application.

Step 2: Complete the EEO form.

Step 3: Send electronic copy of cover letter, resume and references.

All materials may be sent electronically to: (OR) fax to: 219-464-6887.


Equal Employment Opportunity – Non-Discrimination and Commitment to Diversity.


Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experience to help constitute a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at:


NOTICE: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Valparaiso University participates in E-VERIFY to confirm work authorization.