Assistant Director for Alumni & Parent Engagement

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OrganizationUniversity of Virginia Advancement
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineSeptember 28, 2019
College Degree Required?Yes
Phone(434) 924-6315


This position within the Office of Engagement manages and coordinates the efforts to build regional engagement activities for alumni, parents and friends in select regional markets.

The Assistant Director will have some experience with managing and working with volunteers domestically or internationally. The position coordinates the establishment and growth of UVA Clubs through ongoing communications, coordination, and leadership training with alumni, families, and friends of the University of Virginia. The incumbent also establishes and maintains relationships with schools, units, and development colleagues to further engage constituents in the life of the University. The incumbent conducts engagement visits, cultivates and stewards volunteers and constituents, and conducts annual giving solicitations of UVA Club leaders. The position works with 20-25 UVA Club boards and supports volunteer activities to further the mission of the University of Virginia.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least one year of experience, in previous role(s) where volunteer/student/alumni programming, strategic planning, and/or marketing/communication were primary duties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven problem solving skills and ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Strong proficiency working with personal computers and related hardware/software. 
  • Strong proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to travel with frequent overnight and some weekend work.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Desktop Publishing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three to four years of experience working with volunteer management and membership, strategic planning, program management, and/or student/alumni engagement.

  • Experience with changes in organizational behavior and the implementation of new structures.

The position travels 20-25% of the time. This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

This position will remain open until filled. This is a restricted position and continuation is based on performance and funding. For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Academic Recruiter,

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for R0009338 . Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, complete the application and attach a cover

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.