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Asst. Dir. Outreach amp Engagement-Student Philanthropy

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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Reporting to the Associate Director of Outreach and Engagement, the Assistant Director of Student Philanthropy and Engagement supports student philanthropy programs and student engagement with campus and alumni. The Assistant Director of Student Philanthropy and Engagement works closely with the Associate Director of Outreach and Engagement and members of the


team to facilitate student programming that will educate the student body on the importance of giving back to the university and, through involvement and philanthropy, to create lifelong affinity for the institution.

Some duties of the position include:

-Advise and support the student alumni association, Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (


), a student organization dedicated to increasing student and alumni engagement through philanthropy, networking, professional development, mentoring and traditions



in increasing student donors that support the mission of the student organization and



-Plan, implement, and sustain the “I Love VCU” Class Giving Campaign by creating a comprehensive strategic plan for short and long-term growth of the senior class giving campaign

-Plan and execute student engagement programs such as Welcome Week, Homecoming, and the Ram Spirit Walk

-Create and maintain a culture of philanthropy among students

Minimum Hiring Standards

-Graduate degree in related field, or equivalent experience in higher education, corporate, or non-profit environment

-Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required; significant administrative experience in detail-oriented office with high level of interaction with outside community and University academic and medical communities

-Ability to interact personably within a complex administrative organization, as well as with external groups

-Ability to prioritize, focus, work independently and be a self-starter

-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so at


-Ability to work frequent evenings and occasional weekend events

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-Professional experience in a higher education setting, including experience in development, institutional advancement, or student affairs.

-Knowledge and passion for student development and philanthropy.

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600 W. Franklin Street

Richmond, VA 23284-2511

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VCU has a tradition of being first — a necessary practice when one is trying to provide the very best education in rapidly evolving times. We put one foot in front of the other, just like everybody else.We just happen to be one step ahead.

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