Assistant Director of Cornerstone Alumni Engagement

Job Description

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 Team.

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 Alumni segment.

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.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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 social media.

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, virtual, hybrid).

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Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

Unable to Sponsor Work Visas

Safe Driving Record

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 military 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 Advancement HR at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: October 25, 2023
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