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Director, Cornerstone Alumni Engagement

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Conference & Special Event Administration, Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Engagement, the Director of Cornerstone Alumni Engagement provides strategic direction and administrative oversight for the newly formatted Cornerstone Alumni programs, and serves as liaison to university's government relations and legislative advocacy efforts on behalf of the Division of Advancement.

Core responsibilities:
Serve as a member of the Engagement Leadership team, which provides leadership in developing and implementing strategic priorities and goals in the areas of alumni engagement.

Partners with both the VP of Advancement and Associate VP for Engagement developing and providing oversight to the Cornerstone Alumni Advisory Board.||In collaboration with Reunion Programs, support program strategy for Cornerstone Alumni including class reunions, and other Cornerstone events such as homecoming programs, using effective planning and leadership.

Seek new opportunities to create Cornerstone Alumni events in collaboration primarily with Chapter Programs, Colleges, and Gift Planning.

In collaboration with Reunion Programs, support formation of volunteer committee and implementation of 50th anniversary celebration within the June Reunion Weekend.

Activate our volunteer networks and engagement partners in key Chapter markets such as NRV, Roanoke, Richmond, and the Greater DC Metro area to develop and deliver local programming that matters to the Cornerstone Alumni constituency.

Support growth in our pipeline for new gifts and commitments from senior alumni through strong collaboration with our gift planning team on lead generation from significant contacts and through other lead generation related program efforts.

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

Serve as liaison with university's government relations and legislative advocacy team to plan and promote alumni engagement programs that support university initiatives and priorities. Help with planning various alumni engagement programs and events.

Perform other duties as assigned, such as assisting with monitoring alumni relations budget; developing promotional marketing and communications materials; preparing management reports; advising student leadership in development organizations; serving as community liaison; and assisting with training Cornerstone Alumni volunteers.

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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Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

November 1, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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: September 23, 2021
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