Vanderbilt University Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach, Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville, Tennessee

Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach, Owen Graduate School of Management (Job Number: 1700779)


The Department of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) assists Vanderbilt University in securing the resources, both human and financial, that are required to achieve its mission and goals. The Department is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals and organizations whose charitable objectives are consistent with those of Vanderbilt University teaching and research programs. In support of its purpose and in response to existing and emerging needs of Vanderbilt University, DAR is seeking an Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach, focusing on the Owen Graduate School of Management.

The Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach for Owen is responsible for the recruitment, direction and management of fundraising volunteers for the Owen Graduate School of Management. The role of these volunteers is to increase philanthropic support for Owen through peer-to-peer outreach for annual contributions and engagement. The Associate Director serves as the primary point of contact for the volunteers and works in conjunction with the Director of Volunteer Outreach for Professional Schools to execute a strategic plan designed to enhance volunteer impact and increase number of donors and giving amounts to the school. This position reports to the Director of Volunteer Outreach for Professional Schools.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Execute plan for recruitment and management of all annual giving volunteers for Owen including class agents, reunion volunteers and class gift committee members with goal of increasing alumni participation and unrestricted giving to the school.

  • Collaborate with Development and Alumni Relations colleagues such as Development Officers and Alumni Relations staff to identify volunteers, execute events, etc.

  • Solicit volunteers as needed for annual gifts to ensure 100% participation level from the volunteers

  • Set goals for outreach and participation within each volunteer group and capture meaningful data around the impact of these volunteers.

  • Develop strategies and implement outreach plans for directly soliciting Owen alumni as needed to meet Annual Fund and program goals.

  • Perform other duties assigned.

Preferred Skills and Experiences

  • Three or more years of experience in higher education and with a professional school preferred.

  • Extensive experience identifying, recruiting and managing volunteers.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills essential.

  • Must possess strong organizational skills and be detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to maintain solid working relationships with alumni volunteers and partners across the University.

Job requires Bachelor's and 1 year of experience or the equivalent.


Primary Location: TN-Nashville-Loews Vanderbilt Plaza

Organization: DAR-Annual Giving-Outreach 144434

Job: Development and Alumni Relations