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.
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
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
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
November 1, 2021
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.
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