Director of Reunion Programs

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Conference & Special Event Administration, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Director of Young Alumni and Reunion Programs, the Director of Reunion Programs provides administrative oversight and leadership of reunions and special affinity events for alumni, including the newly formatted Alumni Reunion Weekend program in June, class reunions, Homecoming Weekend programs, and other special affinity reunion programs and opportunities as they arise. Coordinates and implements year-long engagement with anniversary year volunteer committees; collaborates with VT Athletics for special opportunities with alumni related to reunion programs; works in collaboration with the college alumni directors and advancement teams, the Office of Annual Giving, and Donor Stewardship team to identify strategic giving and engagement metrics in support of Virginia Tech Advancement priorities.

Core responsibilities:
Lead the reunions team, developing and providing oversight of reunion program strategy, including class reunions, college, and other homecoming programs, by using effective planning, marketing, and leadership.

Manage and monitor event budgets and seek new opportunities to create additional reunion events as appropriate.

Supervise team members providing support for reunion programs.

Participate in scheduled Alumni Association Board of Directors, staff meetings, and other events as required.

Help with planning various alumni engagement programs and events.

Perform other duties as assigned, such as assisting with monitoring alumni relations budget; working with Marketing and Communications to develop a cohesive plan inclusive of promotional materials; preparing management reports; serving as community liaison; and assisting with training volunteers.

Responsible for implementation of 50th anniversary class in concert with the greater reunion program in June, partnering with the Director of Cornerstone Alumni Programs on strategy for effectively transitioning this audience to cornerstone engagement programming.

Collaborate with the Director of Cornerstone Alumni Programs to integrate Cornerstone programming into the summer Reunion Weekend programming.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree, or Bachelor's degree and experience equating to an advanced degree.

Experience in event planning, fundraising, educational programming, and/or alumni activities.

Experience with contracts and working with vendors.

Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Must be willing to work evenings/weekends and travel extensively as needed.

Strong group presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to train and motivate volunteers.

Significant experience developing effective strategies for planning events to enhance philanthropic support.

Knowledge of Virginia Tech and its programs desirable.

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The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Brandi Barnett at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 18, 2021
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