Under the direction of the Director of Cornerstone Alumni
Engagement, the Assistant Director of Cornerstone Alumni Engagement
will serve as an integral member of the Cornerstone Alumni
Cornerstone Alumni are Virginia Tech’s more passionate and
respected alumni who have served as the foundation of the
university for more than 50 years or more. They represent they
foundation of our university and its motto Ut Prosim (That I May
Serve) and their legacy will be felt for years to come.
The Assistant Director will work to increase the engagement program
through event planning, program development, effective
communication methods, volunteer and donor stewardship, and
data/records management. The Assistant Director will be a key in
building relationships, identifying and creating opportunities to
drive engagement and philanthropic support with the Cornerstone
This role will be critical to the development and ability to engage
the projected growth of Cornerstone Alumni segment. This position
requires overnight travel on a regular basis.
Bachelor's degree in marketing, hospitality, communications or
other related field and significant experience or Master's degree
and relevant experience.
Experience in event planning, volunteer management, alumni
activities and/or educational programming.
Strong group presentation skills.
Demonstrated experience in alumni relations; developing effective
strategies for planning events to enhance constituent participation
and philanthropic support.
Demonstrated experience developing and managing content for alumni
communications including electronic communications and mass emails,
web content, print brochures, invitations, and letters, for
distribution to alumni or related communications experience.
Knowledge and ability to use desktop publishing software.
Demonstrated experience in working with databases, websites and
Experience in nonprofit service organizations or related activities
as a volunteer.
Demonstrated ability to train and motivate volunteers; experience
working with volunteer boards.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team
environment to achieve institutional goals.
Ability to delivery program in a variety of methods (in-person,
Commensurate with experience
Unable to Sponsor Work Visas
Safe Driving Record
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
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October 25, 2023