Alumni and Events Manager

Alumni and Events Manager

You will be a key member of the Fundraising Committee. This role involves recruiting, nurturing and managing a team of associates from the pool to assist you in the delivery of your objectives, as well as working with volunteers from other committees, such as the Comms Manager. The Fundraising Committee was established in autumn 2017; you will shape its continued growth and development. 

The aim of the Manager is to keep our alumni involved and stay in contact with them, and to use the skills and knowledge they have to offer to improve our charity and to encourage them to become donors.  The role includes designing events from the casual (pub quiz) to the elegant (gala dinner), managing the alumni newsletter, and organising the annual alumni dinner, and maintaining our alumni mentoring scheme. You’ll make close ties with the wonderful bunch of professionals that came out of EPAfrica and develop skills to keep a vibrant network growing.


  • Organising opportunities and events for alumni and volunteers to fundraise for EPAfrica – for example, through sponsorship for a Tough Mudder or sky dive
  • Publicising the launch party and regular social events with alumni
  • Development of the 10 by 10 donation campaign
  • Strengthen and embed the mentoring scheme to fulfil a key aspect of our UK Goals
  • Communicate our development plan to alumni and encourage their feedback and support

Annual Activities

ProjectEstimated Start MonthEstimated End Month
Alumni Newsletter (every 3 months)OctoberJuly
Alumni DinnerJanuaryApril
Recruit Mentors and Mentees to schemeNovemberDecember
Manage Mentoring SchemeJanuaryJuly
Ten-by-ten donation campaignNovemberFebruary
Contact Database MaintenanceNovemberJanuary
Little By Little donation campaignMarchApril
Gala Christmas dinnerOctoberJanuary
Pub QuizFebruaryApril
Encourage and support individual fundraising events (e.g. marathon)OctoberAugust


Core Skills
  • Organisation
  • Comfort with public speaking
  • Excellent written communication
  • Strong networking 
Desirable Skills
  • Mailchimp experience
  • Marketing skills
  • Events management and promotion