Director of Experiential Programming
The Director works closely with the dean, faculty, and staff of the Williams School and with personnel in other offices such as Alumni Relations, Career Development, Communications, and Development to plan, promote, design and implement a range of co-curricular programs and events. Develops opportunities to expose students and alumni to a range of business-related career options. Engages students and alumni with relevant speakers and communications. Bachelor’s degree required with three to five years of significant professional experience working with clients and/or other external stakeholders, preferably in business (accounting, banking, commercial real estate, consulting, marketing, start-ups), government, or politics. Must be able to manage multiple large-scale projects simultaneously. Excellent business writing and communication skills are required. Successful candidates should also have familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and other relevant software and the ability to learn new applications rapidly.
- Collaborates with key faculty to develop, plan and oversee large-scale William’s School events to engage students and alumni in a variety of topics:
- AdLib – an annual conference that brings advertising, marketing, and public relations leaders to campus to interact with faculty and students.
- Entrepreneurship Summit – an annual conference held on campus each fall bringing together 100+ alumni and 200+ students interested in innovation and entrepreneurship.
- Real Estate Forum – a multi-day conference held in locations around the country involving more than 100 students, alumni, and industry leaders with interests in commercial real estate (requires travel).
- Social Impact Summit – an on-campus workshop involving students and alumni interested in social impact careers.
- Works with the Career and Professional Development office (requires travel as needed) to organize career exploratory trips for students, identifies opportunities, promotes them to students and alumni, and coordinates new and existing visits:
- New York career development trips – Trips to New York, exploring advertising/marketing/public relations (AdMarComm) and
accounting/consulting/finance, (currently each February).
- DC career development trips – Trips to DC to explore career opportunities in economic analysis and policy and politics and public policy (currently each October).
- Internship and place-based programs such as Washington Term
- In coordination with W&L’s communications office, develops, writes and oversees Williams School communication initiatives (feature stories, news releases, newsletters, video streaming, web content, etc.). Keeps abreast on changing technologies and the most effective means of reaching students and alumni.
- In collaboration with faculty, identifies and schedules appropriate speakers and panel participants for Williams School events. Oversees the complete process of bringing speakers to campus. Creates opportunities for visitors to interact meaningfully with students and faculty and to engage with our campus community.
- Manages a two-person team that includes a communications and programs coordinator and a senior travel and events coordinator
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.