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.
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,
Manage and monitor event budgets and seek new opportunities to
create additional reunion events as appropriate.
Supervise team members providing support for reunion
Participate in scheduled Alumni Association Board of Directors,
staff meetings, and other events as required.
Help with planning various alumni engagement programs and
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
Collaborate with the Director of Cornerstone Alumni Programs to
integrate Cornerstone programming into the summer Reunion Weekend
Master's degree, or Bachelor's degree and experience equating to an
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
Strong group presentation skills.
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.
Commensurate with Experience
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal
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August 18, 2021