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Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia
Competitive Salary

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Bridgewater College seeks to engage an experienced professional in the role of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Coordinator. The Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Coordinator, working collaboratively with the Director and the Office of Institutional Advancement team, implements and promotes on-campus, off-campus events and virtual events designed to more fully engage alumni. Additionally, this role will aid in the production and promotion of the program through social media, print, and digital communications, focusing on annual giving initiatives, direct mail communication pieces, and reunion giving program.




  • Coordinates Bridgewater College Alumni Relations programming to foster positive alumni relationships and participation to meet targeted goals. Assists Director of Alumni Relations and Development Officers with reunion giving campaigns, annual giving solicitations, and direct mail pieces. This includes efforts toward Giving Tuesday and Day of Giving. Develops and cultivates relationships with alumni and students so that they will volunteer and assist with events, therefore strengthening the alumni-to-college, alumni-to-alumni, and alumni-to-student networks. Coordinates logistics for off-campus events to connect with and engage all alumni, parents, and friends. Works collaboratively with campus partners on behalf of alumni relations to promote the goals and mission of the college. Supports on-campus events, such as Homecoming, by implementing new and innovative activities to meet the needs of all constituents, creating marketing and communications plans to educate and drive participation, and manage all components of event management. Recruits and trains volunteers to assist with Homecoming activities and events. Manages direct mail calendar to help coordinate timely project completion. Coordinates the senior events on campus to engage current students and increase their understanding of the Alumni Relations Office. Gathers, develops, and communicates appropriate stories of student and alumni successes, utilizing LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook for research purposes, to increase appreciation and understanding of BC's mission and positive impact. Implements appropriate social media tactics to engage and build relationships with alumni, parents, and friends. Other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. 2 or more years of related experience required. Knowledge of alumni relations principles and public relations. Strong organizational, administration, and interpersonal communication skills, detail and “big picture” oriented. Skill in preparing written reports and presentations. Solid writing, editing, and presentation ability. Professional demeanor, flexibility, and able to respond to multiple demands. Able and willing to take responsibility. Must be flexible regarding work schedule. Goal-oriented, self-motivated. Preference will be given to candidates with an undergraduate degree.

Pay is competitive, and salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position offers a full benefits package, including paid tuition at the College for eligible dependents.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as a coeducational liberal arts college to serve the local community. Located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, just minutes outside of Harrisonburg and within driving distance of Charlottesville, Washington D.C., and Richmond, Bridgewater is home to approximately 1,400 full-time students from 26 states and 19 countries. Bridgewater students study across 60 majors and minors, in addition to four graduate programs and 10 pre-professional programs. Bridgewater College is an NCAA DIII school with approximately 40 percent of its students participating in intercollegiate athletics on 23 teams. To learn more about Bridgewater College, visit:  



APPLY: Please complete the online application at Include (upload) a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and mobile phone) for three references.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Non-Discrimination Notice:




ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years:


To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761


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