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Director of Alumni Relations

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Director of Alumni Relations
Position Number FP337A
Location Norfolk, VA
Job Summary

This position will oversee the strategic direction of volunteer-driven alumni engagement programs. Other duties include: establish and implement guidelines and processes for the establishment of alumni groups with common interests and oversee the spending limits for these groups; work to promote alumni events among these groups utilizing a variety of methods, and ensure that the accurate populations are reached for engagement opportunities; serve as a key point of contact for alumni wishing to start new groups; establish a network for alumni to connect for professional networking purposes, both through events and online methods; lead the scheduling for the alumni-related programming for Homecoming, to include connect with other key campus constituents such as student engagement, athletics, development, etc; personally travel or ensure that outreach staff are present to support alumni programs as needed; provide regular updates to AVP of Alumni Relations on status of established groups, groups in formation, and those who have expressed interest.

Type of Recruitment General Public
Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university OR a bachelor’s degree with experience equivalent to that of a master’s degree. Considerable years of progressive experience in alumni relations and familiarity with principles and practices of annual giving. Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers. Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills and knowledge of database research and maintenance. Ability to work with students, as well as volunteers of all ages.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in educational advancement.

Conditions of Employment
Job Open Date 12/01/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Review Date 01/02/2018
Job Close Date 12/22/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants / Additional Materials Required
Criminal Background Check The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.
Department Information
Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

ODU Statement

Old Dominion University, located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive institution that serves its students and enriches the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges. Through a collaborative and innovative approach to education and research, the University focuses on student learning and addresses critical needs in the professions. ODU’s programs are offered on the main campus, at higher education centers in the region, and at numerous distance learning sites.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Contact Information for Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

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