The Director of Alumni Relations serves as the chief engagement
officer in the College of Architecture, Arts, and Design. This
position is primarily responsible for providing leadership,
stewardship, and guidance for the college’s engagement efforts with
alumni, donors, and friends to increase constituent engagement and
philanthropic support for the college.
Additionally, the director will collaborate with college and
university colleagues to further Virginia Tech’s overall engagement
and institutional advancement goals and objectives.
The director is 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 and Marketing, the director strategizes and
implements targeted alumni communication efforts for the College of
Architecture, Arts, and Design.
In collaboration with the Dean, the Assistant Dean for Advancement,
and school directors, the Director of Alumni Relations provides
leadership, stewardship, and logistical support for all college and
school advisory boards and committees. This work may include the
identification of potential board members; organizing retreats,
meetings, and 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 and will actively identify, engage, and cultivate
constituents who have the capacity and inclination for
The Director of Alumni Relations reports jointly to the Assistant
Dean for Advancement in the College of Architecture, Arts, and
Design and the Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations in
Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience or Master’s degree.
Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement, and build
constituency programs and activities.
Evidence of the ability to cultivate positive and productive
relationships with persons from diverse backgrounds and with
Strong computer skills, including desktop publishing experience and
a general knowledge of customer relationship management
Regional and national travel required for the purposes of
conducting field research, cultivation, solicitation and
stewardship, which may include overnights and weekends.
Must have the ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard,
commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation.
Ability to work nights and weekends, and participation in college
or university programs when possible.
Experience in a higher education, independent school, or non-profit
Demonstrated experience in alumni engagement and/or
Demonstrated experience cultivating, managing, and training
volunteers and developing volunteer leadership.
Commensurate with Experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
About Virginia Tech
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(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
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
, a school of
, a veterinary
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
. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech
conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including
pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information, national origin, political affiliation, race,
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July 21, 2022