Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Development & Advancement, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus), Alumni Affairs
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time


VCU School of Nursing is seeking an Alumni Engagement Coordinator to lead and manage alumni engagement for the school. This position works closely with the central Office of Alumni Relations to elevate the caliber of the alumni engagement opportunities within and outside of Richmond, Virginia as it relates to the School of Nursing. The Alumni Engagement Coordinator will support alumni constituent groups, faculty, students and staff within the School of Nursing to develop a strategy to increase alumni engagement for the School of Nursing. This position will oversee annual giving solicitations, including mailings and crowdfunding efforts and will assist the Sr. Director of Development with personalized stewardship activities for leadership donors.

The Alumni Engagement Coordinator reports to the Sr. Director of Development.

Some duties of the position include:

● Serve as the primary liaison between the VCU Office of Alumni Relations and the School of Nursing.
● Lead efforts to engage with Reunion attendees and encourage alumni to participate and attend.
● Create and lead industry and affinity programming for alumni; provide suggestions for content; manage alumni, faculty, and staff “talent”; lead event logistics; and recommend marketing messages and communication channels to promote.
● Create programming to support the transition from student to alumni, working to educate students and recent graduates about the power and importance of lifelong engagement with the School of Nursing.
● Implements new programmatic initiatives and/or leverage existing activities within the college to grow alumni participation for the School of Nursing, including meeting individually with alumni. Executes events from inception through implementation.
● Provide metrics and evaluation around all alumni initiatives to guide programming decisions and track all alumni interactions in the constituent database, including areas such as: ROI, attendance lists, number of active volunteers recruited. Provide quarterly alumni engagement metric reporting to the VCU Office of Alumni Relations.
● Serve as strategic leader for the regional alumni presence; support alumni volunteers who aim to connect the School of Nursing community in a region; and source the School of Nursing alumni leaders for the VCU Alumni Council.
● Work in partnership with the Sr. Director of Development to develop personalized stewardship activities for leadership donors to the School of Nursing.
● Lead annual giving solicitation efforts; including overseeing annual solicitations and crowdfunding efforts.

● Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Hiring Standards:

● Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent experience in higher education, corporate, or non-profit environment.

●Professional experience in a higher education setting, including experience in development, institutional advancement, or a related field such as event planning/management, communications, marketing, or public relations.

● Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement, and build constituency programs and activities.

● Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required.

● Administrative experience in detail-oriented office with high level of interaction with external and internal University and community constituents.

● Ability to interact personably within a complex administrative organization, as well as with external groups.

● Maintain confidentiality – ability to work in a confidential environment with all levels of internal and external customers.

● Uses sound judgment.

● Ability to prioritize, focus, work independently and be a self-starter.

● Ability to travel both locally and regionally as determined necessary.

● Ability to work frequent evenings and occasional weekend events.

● Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Preferred Hiring Standards:

● Experience in working with volunteers is desired.

●Ability to organize and complete numerous tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.

● Experience in the fundraising and/or alumni engagement field.

Job Specific Physical and Cognitive Requirements:

Physical Demands and Activities:

Essential: Light Lifting, Pushing/pulling, Standing, Sitting, Repetitive motion, Walking

Marginal: Bending

Emotional Demands:

Essential: Fast pace, Average pace, Multiple stimuli, Frequent change, Intense customer interaction

Mental Sensory Demands:

Essential: Memory, Reading, Hearing, Reasoning, Analyzing, Logic, Verbal communication, Written communication

Salary Range: $62,000 - $72,000

Position Details:

Department: School of Nursing/Office of Development & Alumni Relations
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 100
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Demmie Pennix

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: (804) 628-7583

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