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Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and Community Engagement

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
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Job Description

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Engagement, the Director will create and maintain supportive relationships between the university and inclusive alumni societies connecting them through university experiential programs, as well as service, philanthropic, and volunteer opportunities.

The Director will work collaboratively with members of university advancement to pursue and promote the overall institutional goals related to alumni engagement, communications, and fundraising. Additionally, the Director will have a dotted line to the Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for University Advancement to work in collaboration and develop annual operating plans that outline goals and strategies to increase involvement and participation by individuals from diverse constituencies in experiential programs and related activities.

In collaboration with the Director of Advancement Communications, the Director will create and implement targeted alumni communication efforts for alumni engagement programs.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide leadership direction for the actions of the Virginia Tech Inclusive Alumni Societies (APIDA Alumni Society, Black Alumni Society, Ex Lapide Society for the LGBTQIA+ community, Latinx and Hispanic Alumni Society, and Native American and Indigenous Alumni Society) and other alumni advisory groups representing diverse alumni communities.

Partner with and support Advancement Communications team on articles and other information related to diverse alumni engagement.

Provide leadership in coordination with the Reunions and Homecoming team for planning large-scale on-campus events and activities to further inclusive practices to engage a more diverse representation of alumni.

Partner with other Engagement Team colleagues to promote inclusive program strategy and alumni participation in planned events in the university community and with alumni chapter and regional engagement programs.

Provide opportunities for networking, engagement, and mentoring between alumni and students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved backgrounds.

Provide support and collaboration for college-specific programs offered by Advancement and participate in Alumni Association board and staff meetings (including engagement team and all-Advancement meetings).

Required Qualifications

Master's degree or bachelor's degree with experience in education, business, alumni engagement or related areas;

Experience with underrepresented groups and/or community-based organizations and with issues related to diversity;

Must be willing to travel regionally with focus on Blacksburg/NRV, DC Metro, Richmond, Roanoke Valley, and the Virginia Tidewater areas;

Competent at making group presentations and engaging with alumni, community, and university leaders;

Possess excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills;

Demonstrate the ability to work closely and effectively with university alumni, administrators, and faculty.

Regional and national travel required for the purposes of conducting field research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, which may include overnights and weekends.

Must have the ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation.

Ability to work nights and weekends, and participation in college or university programs when possible.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to train and motivate volunteers;

Significant experience developing effective strategies for planning events to enhance philanthropic support;

Experience with issues related to diversity and student recruitment in higher education and the community.

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

Advertised: May 31, 2022
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