Alumni Agencies Jobs

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Cathcart, director of human resources, at ccathcart@vmiaa.org or 800-444-1839 ext. 229.

For a comprehensive list of all job openings at Virginia Military Institute, go to the VMI Jobs page.


Program Outreach Officer

The Program Outreach Officer will assist with the planning and implementation of strategies, programs and projects that increase alumni chapter involvement and engagement to the Institute and the Alumni Association. The outreach officer will work to support our Alumni Chapters as well as other stakeholders on post including the Office of Admissions, the Office of Career Services and the Commandant’s Office.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Coordinate directly with the Director of Alumni Outreach and the Admissions Department, and work with a national network of alumni chapters to assist them in recruiting highly successful prospective cadets. This includes assisting the Admissions Department by identifying alumni to assist with recruiting at various college fairs and overseeing several VMI Alumni Association sponsored Information Sessions for prospective cadets.
  • Work directly with Chapter Presidents to assist in the planning, coordination and execution of chapter events surrounding various important dates and initiatives
  • Maintain awareness of current activities and priorities at VMI to be able to answer questions or at the very least know where to find the answer.
  • Responsible to plan, coordinate and execute VMI’s annual Legacy Day.
  • Provide alumni with education and training on the best use of the alumni group page on the professional networking site, LinkedIn.
  • Inform alumni of employment opportunities and resources primarily through use of the Job Board and the Alumni Association’s LinkedIn presence.
  • Assist with the management of internship opportunities created by alumni
  • Establish and maintain relationships with employers to increase the visibility of job opportunities for alumni, particularly by introducing them to the Job Board on the VMI Alumni web site.
  • Travel to support alumni outreach initiatives up to 25%
  • Be available to support Board weekends and occasional evening and weekend events
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Alumni Outreach

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to communicate effectively through a variety of mediums, to include phone, email, and written word
  • Exemplary oral communication skills, including the ability to represent the Institute to large groups
  • Experience building professional relationships
  • Ability to organize effectively to ensure mission accomplishment and ensure deadlines are met
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, keynote and presentation software, and social media platforms
  • Knowledge of event planning

This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package, retirement plan and a competitive starting annual salary based on qualifications and experience.

Founded in 1839, Virginia Military Institute is the nation’s oldest state-supported military college. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation by both U.S. News and World Report and Money magazine, VMI offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 14 majors. It is the mission of VMI to prepare honorable and dedicated leaders ready for the challenges of 21st-century citizenship. VMI adjoins the campus of Washington and Lee University, the nation’s ninth-oldest institution of higher learning. Both colleges are within walking distance to historic downtown Lexington, a popular tourist destination. The town of Lexington has approximately 7,000 residents.

The VMI Alumni Agencies inform, engage, and inspire VMI alumni, family, and friends to support the Institute.

For more information about VMI, please visit our Web site at http://www.vmi.edu.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to: ccathcart@vmiaa.org with the subject line: “Program Outreach Officer.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those received by 8 AM EST November 19, are assured full consideration.

VMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against anyone because of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, or disability.


Executive Assistant, Planned Giving and Major Gifts

Summary of Position

The executive assistant provides day-to-day administrative support to a robust development operations and reports to the Vice President of Development and Estate Administration. The executive assistant will be a key member of the Planned Giving and Major Gifts programs. Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience required.  This is a regular, nonexempt full-time position with a workweek expectation of 37.5 hours.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Qualifications

This job description is not all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential duties of the position. Other duties, responsibilities and tasks may be assigned by the Vice President of Development and Estate Administration.

  • Ensure all data on planned giving donors are up to date and all donors and prospects are kept current and confidential. Experience with Raisers Edge and NXT database welcomed.
  • Must be able to think analytically, exercise good judgement, take initiative, function independently with limited supervision and work in close collaboration with others.
  • A demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple assignments and perform a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines and consistently follow up on details.
  • Direct experience in a development environment working with the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of planned gifts, or in a financial planning or a legal environment is a plus.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
  • The ideal person for this position will be a team player, professional, upbeat, energetic, take initiative, consistently use tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to accept supervision and work with a team of co-workers.
  • Ability to organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks with a minimum of direction.
  • Research estate files and maintain process for realized gifts
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient with Adobe Acrobat

This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package, retirement plan and a competitive starting annual salary based on qualifications and experience.

Founded in 1839, Virginia Military Institute is the nation’s oldest state-supported military college. Consistently ranked among the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation by both U.S. News and World Report and Money magazine, VMI offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in 14 majors. It is the mission of VMI to prepare honorable and dedicated leaders ready for the challenges of 21st-century citizenship. VMI adjoins the campus of Washington and Lee University, the nation’s ninth-oldest institution of higher learning. Both colleges are within walking distance to historic downtown Lexington, a popular tourist destination. The town of Lexington has approximately 7,000 residents.

The VMI Alumni Agencies inform, engage, and inspire VMI alumni, family, and friends to support the Institute.

For more information about VMI, please visit our Web site at http://www.vmi.edu.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, resume and three professional references to:  ccathcart@vmiaa.org with the subject line: “Executive Assistant for Planned Giving & MGO.”  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those received by 8 AM EST November 30, are assured full consideration.

VMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against anyone because of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age, or disability.