Vanderbilt University Associate Director of Development, Law School in Nashville, Tennessee

Associate Director of Development, Law School (Job Number: 1801963)


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 Associate Director of Reunion and Classes will be responsible for overseeing the recruitment and management of fundraising volunteers for Vanderbilt’s undergraduate reunion and class agent programs. The purpose of these volunteers will be to ask for contributions, thank classmates for participation and recruit additional volunteers. In addition, reunion volunteers will encourage classmates to attend the fall celebration. Successful candidates will possess strong organizational and communication skills, ability to work independently but also collaboratively in a team environment, goal-oriented mindset and innovative thinking.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Oversee volunteerrecruitment and management for assigned undergraduate classes

  • Manage volunteers inassigned classes to grow participation through volunteer outreach andpeer-solicitation

  • Provide direction to thevolunteers on encouraging their classmates to give back and come back (forReunion)

  • Solicit volunteers asneeded for annual gifts to ensure 100% participation level from volunteers.

  • Work with key volunteersto solicit classmates for donor-society level gifts

  • Collaborate with major andannual gift officers to identify and recruit volunteers, encouragecontributions, provide information, etc.

  • Steward volunteers

  • Otherduties as assigned.

SupervisoryRelationships :

This position reports to the Director of Reunion and Classes in the Office of Annual Giving.

Profile of an Ideal Candidate

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

  • Oneor more years of experience is required; Prefer experience with highereducation development

  • Strongorganizational and communication skills

  • Abilityto work independently but also collaboratively in a team environment

  • Goal-orientedmindset and innovative thinking

  • Interpersonalskills and judgment suitable for exercising appropriate discretion and demeanorwhen dealing with alumni, parents, friends, and employees

  • Abilityto exercise good judgment in the handling of confidential information

  • Abilityto use current computer technology, such as Windows, Excel, Word, andVanderbilt’s donor management system

  • Excellentwritten and oral communication skills

  • Abilityto work independently, take initiative, manage multiple projectssimultaneously, meet deadlines, and adapt to ever changing priorities

  • 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: 42312 - Development Teams

Job: External Affairs & Communications Professionals

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