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Asst Dir of Young Alum Engmnt


Alexandria. Arlington. Blacksburg

Asst Dir of Young Alum Engmnt

  • 524385
  • Alexandria, Virginia, United States
  • Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Alumni Relations
  • Advancement
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

This position is part of the Engagement team within Advancement and reports to the Senior Director of Young Alumni and Reunion Programs. The Assistant Director of Young Alumni Engagement will strategically execute programs and projects that seek to engage young alumni (years 0-10 from undergraduate graduation) from across the university in a mutually beneficial lifelong connection to each other, their college, and the university. This position will facilitate alumni engagement with the university through outreach to young alumni and through their participation in programs including philanthropic activities that support and advance the university's mission and goals. These programs will be highly collaborative with colleagues in Colleges, corporate engagement, and our Alumni Chapter programs in key geographic markets. The Assistant Director of Young Alumni Engagement will assist in building giving relationships among this constituency through a collaborative partnership with the Office of Annual Giving, Student Engagement team, and Virginia Tech Reunions programs.

The Assistant Director of Young Alumni Engagement will be responsible for the following:

- Coordinating global networks of young alumni volunteers providing intellectual, cultural, professional, and social events and networking opportunities (Young Alumni Committees).

- Recruiting, training, and managing Young Alumni Committee volunteers throughout the country to execute engagement programs and events for this constituency, including but not limited to: Welcome New Alumni Parties, Social and Service Events, Young Alumni Party at Alumni Weekend, and Regional Admitted Student/Yield Events.

- Building and maintaining productive relationships with a wide range of young alumni locally, regionally, and nationally; maintaining regular communication with young alumni and serve as a conduit to Virginia Tech.

- Conducting discovery and prospecting visits with Young Alumni (0-10 years) both virtually and when traveling for events to establish a future pipeline of philanthropic support to Virginia Tech. Serve as a resource to young alumni volunteer leaders and act as a conduit between the university and young alumni. Facilitate connections among various young alumni groups.

- Coordinating ongoing experiential event education and donor stewardship. Communicating the impact of gifts and expressing appreciation on a regular basis are integral to executing successful young alumni experiential programs.

- Develop, deploy, and promote programs that support the university's strategic plan as well as the goals of Virginia Tech Advancement.

Required Qualifications

Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with experience in event planning, fundraising, educational programming, and/or alumni activities.

Proven skills as a leader along with demonstrated ability to motivate, influence, and persuade.

Demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with constituents and developing volunteer leadership.

Proven ability to organize and complete multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, some involving volunteers.

Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, with strong group presentation skills.

Proven ability to work collaboratively with university colleagues, alumni, and other constituents, and the public.

Proven ability to work successfully in a large complex, sometimes ambiguous environment.

Demonstrated creativity and innovative problem solving.

Must be willing to work evenings/weekends and travel extensively as needed.

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.

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Commensurate with experience 

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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 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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