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Assistant Director Regional Engagement

Advancement, Alumni Relations, Fundraising, Other

Assistant Director Regional Engagement

  • 524074
  • Virginia, United States
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Alumni Relations
  • Advancement
  • Alumni Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Other

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  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Chapter and Regional Engagement, the Assistant Director manages engagement programs to increase alumni engagement for a targeted audience in key markets through alumni and student programming and events, special interest groups, volunteer programs, affinity programs, and online services. Across the team, these officers build relationships that focus on engagement, volunteerism, and donors at the annual-giving level. The Assistant Director of Regional Engagement advises and provides administrative support to approximately 30 alumni chapters in areas across the US and internationally; coordinates specific Alumni Relations chapter programs including Student Sendoffs, the Big Event, football game watching parties, etc.; Plans and coordinates Alumni Relations professional networking events in selected areas; provides support for individual alumni events as needed; cultivates and assists with student scholarship fundraising; manages and assists with alumni chapter scholarship processes, promotion, and awarding; promotes donor annual giving initiatives; advises alumni volunteers and staff on Virginia Tech inclusion and diversity initiatives; plans and assists with chapter officer training and volunteer management, including hosting monthly live webinars and yearly conferences; Cultivates and manages relationships with volunteers, board, chapter, and affinity alumni organizations. Develops program relationship both within the division, and other campus offices/schools/divisions. May represent the program off campus and manage the integration of activities with other initiatives. This position will require overnight travel on a regular basis.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree with coursework in marketing, hospitality, communications or other related field and significant experience or Master's degree and relevant experience.

Experience in event planning, volunteer management, experiential events and/or educational programming.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment to achieve institutional goals

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.

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Commensurate with experience 

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Additional Information

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 advhr@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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