Vanderbilt University Assistant Director of Volunteer Outreach for Vanderbilt Law School and Owen Graduate School of Management in Nashville, Tennessee

Assistant Director of Volunteer Outreach for Vanderbilt Law School and Owen Graduate School of Management (Job Number: 1801955)


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’s teaching and research programs.

The Assistant Director of Volunteer Outreach is responsible for the recruitment, direction and management of fundraising volunteers for both Vanderbilt Law School and Owen Graduate School of Management. She/he will work in close collaboration with the Director of Volunteer Outreach for Professional Schools and the Associate Directors of Volunteer Outreach for the Law School and Owen Graduate School of Management to execute a strategic plan designed to enhance volunteer impact and increase the number of donors and giving amounts to each school. The Assistant Director will also provide programmatic support in all areas related to volunteer management including distribution of materials, coordination of schedules, data requests and correspondence. The position reports to the Director of Volunteer Outreach for Professional Schools.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage volunteer fundraising programs for theLaw School andOwen Graduate School of Management, boththrough the direct recruitment and active support of alumni and studentvolunteers and by supporting the Associate Directors of Volunteer Outreachfor Law and Owen in those efforts.

  • Serve as liaison to selected Reunion classes in support oftheir annual fundraising efforts and track and report results for allReunion giving efforts.

  • Continuously compiles, reviews and distributes programoutcomes against the established goals, objectives, and timelines.

  • Assists in planning and executing events related to volunteerprograms. Acts as a liaison for the event by answering inquiries,providing information, and addressing concerns.

  • Responsible for maintaining departmentalbudget, including reconciling and tracking transactions as well asensuring programmatic services and events are executed on or under budget.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal departmentsto implement annual giving program objectives, including school specific direct marketing piecesrelated to Reunion and other volunteer programs.

  • Collaborate with Development and Alumni Relations colleaguessuch as Development Officers and Alumni Relations staff to identifyvolunteers, set goals, execute events, etc.

  • Provide volunteer and fundraising web updates for Reunion andother volunteer program sites.

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

  • Handle data requests and reporting from regular updates tospecial needs.

  • Provide administrative support to Director of VolunteerOutreach for Professional Schools and Associate Directors of Volunteer Outreachfor the Law School and Owen Graduate School of Management.

  • Performother duties assigned.


This position reports administratively and functionally to the Director of Volunteer Outreach for Professional Schools

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.

  • Oneyear of working with volunteers, or relevant experience, is preferred

  • Excellent oral and writtencommunication skills are essential.

  • Ability to work independently and as ateam member is required.

  • Must be detail oriented and organizedwith a proven ability to manage multiple projects and work within timelines.

  • Computer skills with specificknowledge of Word and Excel.

  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, managemultiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and adapt to ever changing priorities are essential

  • Valuesthe importance of equity as an organizational operating principle and iscommitted to equity, diversity, and inclusion

  • Someevening and weekend work, as needed

About Vanderbilt Benefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

About Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”


Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 42313 - Annual Giving

Job: Institutional Affairs Professionals

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action