Assistant Director, Student and Young Graduate Programming - 502110
University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia


The assistant director will be a vital partner with the director of alumni relations for Alumni and Career Services. The position will be responsible for conceptualizing, planning, and implementing programs offered to students and young graduates, including program evaluation and outcome measurement, while fostering the growth of current programs, in order to enrich the constituents' lifelong relationship with the University.

This position entails direct management of volunteers, fiscal oversight of the program budget, and all facets related to programmatic management.


Student and Young Graduate Programming

  • Analyze data related to young graduates (up to 10 years post graduation) and students, focusing on market segmentation, to revamp current programs and develop new programs.
  • Conceptualize and execute programming for this population, overseeing all processes ranging from program development, event production, manual and document writing, and publications. A key priority in this programming will be increasing support for the goals of Alumni and Career Services, Advancement, and the University.
Volunteer Management
  • Recruit, manage, and steward student and young graduate volunteers, based on the principles of volunteer management, to successfully engage them in the life of the University.
Student and Young Graduate Marketing and Communication
  • Develop, provide content, and maintain young graduate presence on the alumni website and social media platforms.
  • Develop and provide content for program portion of the website, including event information, online registration, and electronic correspondence.
Data Collection
  • Maintain, in conjunction with administrative assistant, records, paper and data, related to event, including registration lists and attendee lists.
  • Excellent volunteer management skills.
  • Excellent special event planning and facilitation, including liability and insurance protection best practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, along with the ability to interact with diverse constituencies. Understanding of the importance of customer service.
  • High degree of comfort with technology, including social media platforms, and willingness to learn the functionality of new platforms.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including comfort level with public speaking.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, in conjunction with comfort level of working in fast-paced environment while handling multiple projects. Demonstrated solid problem solving skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft office software, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Accounting principles and recordkeeping also are essential.
  • Knowledge of constituent databases, including Blackbaud CRM, as well as web-based software, including Blackbaud Internet Solutions.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Three years of progressive responsibility and leadership in a college/university alumni relations or parallel setting, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
  • Position requires travel on average 8-12 days of the month and comfort level with travel to major metropolitan areas
  • Position frequently requires work on evenings and weekends
  • Position requires work on reunion and homecoming weekend
Pay Grade 6 (Hiring Range $46,114.00 to $61,110.00 annually)


At the University of Richmond, we're creative, inclusive, and determined. We're Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There's only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE


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