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The Director of Alumni and Referring Practitioner Relations reports to the Assistant Dean of Advancement for the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, the Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations at Virginia Tech, and the Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The position will serve as a senior member of the college's Advancement team, working collaboratively with Advancement leadership to pursue and promote the overall institutional goals and objectives related to communication, fundraising and alumni engagement.
The Director of Alumni and Referring Practitioner Relations will serve as the chief alumni engagement officer in the college and will provide strategic leadership for the college's alumni advancement efforts. This position will also serve as the primary liaison for referring DVM practitioners in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and will provide strategic outreach, promotion and assessment to drive referrals and caseload for the college's Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) in Blacksburg, VA, the college's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Hospital (EMC) in Leesburg, VA, and the college's Comparative Oncology Research Center (CORC) in Roanoke, VA.
The position will supervise a mid-level support position and work collaboratively with the members of the college's Advancement team to pursue and promote the overall institutional goals and objectives related to communications, fundraising, and alumni engagement.
- DVM or equivalent degree
- Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
- Experience in event planning, volunteer management, and professional/educational programming and/or alumni activities
- Must be willing to work evenings/weekends and travel extensively as needed
- Strong group presentation skills
- Clinical experience
- Experience and a solid understanding of Advancement best practices in a complex university setting
- Knowledge of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and its programs
Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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