Alumni Relations Director

Position Number
Compensation Max
USD $80,000.00/Yr.
Compensation Min
USD $70,000.00/Yr.
US-VA-Norfolk, VA 23510


The Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni in strengthening programs and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students.

Serving as an ambassador, the Director of Alumni Relations is charged with securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to Admissions, Development, Marketing and Student Affairs) and the schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the School; partnering with Development colleagues to identify, cultivate, and steward alumni giving; and serving as a liaison between the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the academic and administrative leadership.

The Director of Alumni Relations reports to the Assistant VP of Development and is a senior member of the Development and Alumni Relations Department.


  • Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the School’s strategic plan as well as the fundraising goals of the School in collaboration with colleagues within the Office of External Affairs, the Provost and Dean’s Office and throughout the school.
  • Work closely with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, arranging its meetings, staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members and the academic and administrative leadership; serve as ex officio Executive Director of the Alumni Association
  • Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects, correspondence, website, postal returns, etc. in conjunctions with advancement services. 
  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, class/program representatives, email, alumni web pages, and print publications
  • Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs/events
  • Partner with Education and Admissions to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the process; partner with the Vice Dean of Medical Education/Associate Dean of Students to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni
  • Collaborate closely with development colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development-related activities via written contact reports filed in Raiser's Edge and periodic attendance at prospect management meetings
  • Attendance at specified EVMS and all alumni events is mandatory. These events include, but are not limited to Alumni Weekend, Mock Interviews, White Coat Retirement Ceremony and Graduation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 7 years progressively more responsible positions preferably in a academic environment working with Boards, Alumni, or other membership or constituency groups. A minimum of four years of experience in alumni relations and/or development and/or external affairs with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues throughout the institution, alumni, other constituents and the public
  • The demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
  • Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Preferred experience with Raiser's Edge or a similar constituent database

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US-VA-Norfolk, VA 23510


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