Director of Alumni Engagement

UVA COLLEGE AT WISE   Wise, VA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 10, 2021

UVA Wise Director of Alumni Engagement

The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for a Director of Alumni Engagement. This position is responsible for increasing alumni, parent and friend involvement in regional activities; managing event fundraising for the Alumni Association; managing Alumni sponsored events; Alumni communications; and providing support for the Alumni Association Board of Directors. The position will also provide oversight of Alumni Hall; database management; and provide financial management for the Alumni Association including the use of QuickBooks. In addition, the Director will coordinate institutional events as directed and in coordination with the Chancellor's office.

The Director is charged with designing, managing, implementing and evaluating a progressive alumni engagement program UVA Wise that engages alumni throughout their lives in ways that contribute to their development and also benefit the College and its students. The Director will identify and develop a cadre of alumni volunteers to serve the Alumni Board and in other internal units. The Director will coordinate Alumni Club activities to engage alumni who may not have the opportunity to visit campus during the year.

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished project manager, have experience in event fundraising and embrace working in a collaborative team environment. He/she must have prior volunteer management and leadership experience and be a creative problem solver who is comfortable with an ever-changing environment.

The Director will have the skills to resolve diverse problems, build and maintain collaborative relationships throughout the College, with the Alumni Association's Board of Directors, alumni, faculty, staff and administrators, and as a member of Office Advancement and Alumni Engagement. Key College units for which the Director will interact include the Chancellor's Office, Athletics, Student Affairs, SGA, facilities and grounds, campus police and food services.

Working with the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Vice Chancellor for Advancement & Alumni Engagement, the Director will manage the Alumni Hall facility working collaboratively with the College to manage day-to-day processes.

The Director will be self-motivated, have great attention to detail and be a team player. Preference will be given to graduates of the University of Virginia's College at Wise.

A bachelor's degree is required, as well as at least five years of experience in public relations, communications, sales and marketing or management experience. The Director of Alumni Engagement reports to the Vice Chancellor of Advancement and Alumni Engagement and plays a key leadership role in the unit.

UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employee fulfills duties as a "responsible employee" under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. A Responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

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