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Director of Engagement, Pamplin College of Business

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Director of Engagement, Pamplin College of Business
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170209
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Director of Engagement’s primary role is the strategic oversight and relationship management with the college’s advisory boards, providing leadership and support to college activities surrounding planning, organization, execution, and communication of internal and external events, including signature Pamplin community events involving students, alumni and friends, and other assignments in support of strategic goals and objectives of the college. Responsibilities will also include supervision of the college’s Director of Alumni Relations and the Events Coordinator. The Director of Engagement is responsible for overseeing the alumni engagement programs within Pamplin College of Business, representing Pamplin College Advancement on the Alumni Association Constituency Team, attending the Alumni Association Board of Directors meetings, and representing the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech Alumni Association staff meetings and retreats.
As designated by the Dean and Assistant Dean for Advancement and in conjunction with the appropriate offices, works on selected issues with external groups and individuals on behalf of the Dean. Assists in relationship building with various institutional leadership. This is to include serving as the contact for the Pamplin Advisory Council (PAC); Pamplin Society; Recent Alumni Board (RAB); MIT Advisory Board and managing all related meetings, receptions and banquets.
The successful candidate must be flexible to perform job related responsibilities beyond the normal work day during evenings and weekends as necessary.

Required Qualifications:

• Extensive volunteer management, individual donor cultivation, and/or client relationship experience.
• Exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills, including the ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters, to prepare planning documents, position papers and reports.
• Strong collaborative leadership style and team-building skills.
• Effectively interface diplomatically with diverse constituencies in a highly professional manner.
• Experience with a variety of computer software applications in calendar management, word processing and spreadsheets (such as MSWord, Excel, Power Point, and MS Outlook).
• Proven commitment to a high level of customer service and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with executive management and a multitude of diverse constituents, internal and external to the university, with particular skill in the effective resolution of complex, sensitive issues.
• Experience in developing and managing conferences, workshops, or special events while providing excellent customer service.
• Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree and significant experience in business development settings within the private sector and/or higher education advancement.
• Willingness to travel.
• The successful candidate will be self-motivated and have the ability to work as a team member in a complex organization

Preferred Qualifications:

• Business experience and/or experience in business colleges.
• Experience managing volunteer boards and/or individual donors.
• Familiarity with Virginia Tech a plus.
• Broad-based knowledge of university and/or state policies and procedures
• Experience with budget plans, financial reports, invoicing and payments.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

Must have a criminal background check. Must have a driver’s license check with acceptable and safe driving record.

Regional and national travel (including overnight and weekends) required for the purposes of conducting field research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Must have the ability and willingness to travel utilizing standard, commercial, and/or personal modes of transportation.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested candidates must apply online at and search for posting # AP0170209. Include with the faculty application, a cover letter, resume, and list of five references. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process please notify the Human Resources Service Center, 540-231-9331, A review of applications will begin after August 28th 2017

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Alumni Relations
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8 am - 5 pm M - F + as needed
Job Posting Date: 07/21/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/28/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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