The Director of Alumni Relations will serve as the chief engagement
officer in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (CLAHS).
This position will be primarily responsible for providing
leadership, stewardship and guidance for CLAHS’s engagement efforts
with alumni, donors and friends to ultimately increase constituent
engagement and philanthropic support for the college. Additionally,
the director will collaboratively further Virginia Tech’s overall
engagement and institutional advancement goals and
The director will be responsible for planning, promoting,
executing, and evaluating alumni engagement programs, projects, and
events for the college. In collaboration with the college’s
Director of Communications, the director will strategize and
implement targeted alumni communication efforts for CLAHS.
In collaboration with the Dean, the Assistant Dean for Advancement,
and department/school directors, the director will provide
leadership and stewardship support for college and departmental
advisory boards and committees. This work may include the
identification of potential board members, organizing retreats,
meetings, trainings, and guiding communications specific to this
constituency with a focus on diversifying membership.
The director will be a key contributor to the college’s fundraising
efforts by actively identifying, engaging, and cultivating
constituents who have the capacity and inclination for
This position jointly reports to the Assistant Dean for Advancement
in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the Associate
Vice President for Alumni Relations in university
Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience or Master’s degree.
Demonstrated experience in alumni engagement and/or
Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build
constituency programs and activities.
Experience in a higher education, independent school, or non-profit
Must have strong computer skills, which should include desktop
publishing software and databases.
Demonstrated experience cultivating, managing, training volunteers
and developing volunteer leadership.
August 27, 2021
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
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July 19, 2021