Director of Alumnae/i Events
Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Alumnae/i Events.
Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Alumnae/i Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, the Director of Alumnae/i Events is a member of the Alumnae/i Relations team, and is responsible for the management of Hollins’ alumnae/i engagement efforts designed to cultivate more purposeful, meaningful, and impactful relations with its alumnae/i. This position oversees the process of strengthening Hollins’ alumnae/i special events programs including reunion, the Career Connection Conference (C3), a robust virtual event series, and other local and regional events. The director works collaboratively with their teammates and alumnae/i volunteers on the design, implementation, and management of alumnae/i programs consistent with the university’s strategic mission. Additionally, this position supervises 2-4 student workers during the academic year and 12-18 student workers during reunion (March – June).
Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; minimum of three (3) years of event planning experience; minimum of two (2) years of supervisory and/or volunteer management experience; well-developed communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills; excellent detail, accuracy, organizational, and project management skills; and Microsoft Office proficiency. Candidates must have abilities to maintain extensive and sustained work with internal and external constituencies; meet deadlines and goals; be proactive, work independently and collaboratively, and exercise sound judgement; and manage confidential and sensitive matters. Demonstrated success working with diverse populations is also needed.
Applicants must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations and abilities and willingness to travel by ground and air and to work nights and weekends as needed. Preferred applicants will have experience in higher education, as well as with Ellucian Banner and Anthology/iModules Encompass. Final candidates will be subject to criminal history, credit history, and motor vehicle background checks.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and contact information for three references to [email protected]. Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.
Hollins is an equal opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university. Persons of all genders, persons with disabilities, and persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.