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Assistant Director for Early Engagement

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Categories: Staff
Department: Alumni and Family Engagement

New employees with a start date on or later than March 1, 2022 must be fully vaccinated when they first report to work at Davidson College. Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

The Office of Alumni and Family Engagement in the division of College Relations seeks applications for an assistant director for early engagement who will devise strategies and develop opportunities to strengthen engagement and deepen an affinity for the college with a focus on young alumni and students. This position creates alumni social media plans; recruits, manages, and stewards alumni volunteers, executes alumni programs and events as appropriate and works with students and colleagues in the implementation of these strategies. 

The assistant director reports to the associate director of alumni and family engagement. 

What are the responsibilities for this position?

The Assistant Director is responsible for

  • the engagement strategies associated with Davidson's young alum and student engagement

  • strong collaboration with the annual giving team and student-facing campus partners

  • recruiting, training, and stewarding reunion volunteers (approximately 20)

  • engagement strategies for social media, planning, and implementation of these programs

  • providing training and supervisory support for student engagement ambassadors.

Who should apply?

  • Candidates with strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Candidates who value the importance of equity as an organizational operating principle and are committed to equity and inclusion.

  • Candidates who genuinely value collaboration and creative problem solving.

  • Candidates who can successfully, independently, manage multiple projects at once

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Davidson College College Relations leadership team strives to advance the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In practice, that means doing our part to hire, grow, retain, and reward great employees from diverse cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, national origins, socio-economic backgrounds, and abilities. This is really important to our team, and we hope it’s important to you as well.



College Relations is committed to salary transparency in the hiring process as a characteristic of an inclusive organization. Our salaries are benchmarked to national liberal arts colleges and regional colleges and universities. The position hiring manager is happy to discuss our salary benchmarks at any stage of the interview process. Davidson College also offers numerous other benefits as an employer, including:

  • 4 weeks of vacation in your first year on the job, plus College holidays

  • Health insurance

  • A 403(b) retirement plan to which the college contributes at least 8.5% of your salary

  • Tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, after 7 years of continuous full-time employment. 

  • And much, much more - see for details

Flexible Work Location

Davidson College Relations has a flexible work location program in line with the College’s telecommuting policy. This position is eligible for partial flexibility in work location, during non-event days, as determined with the position’s manager and reviewed regularly through our performance management processes. Candidates should expect to maintain a residence within commuting distance of the Charlotte metro area. An initial campus orientation period (of several weeks to months) worked from the office may be required. This policy is reviewed periodically. 

Review of Applications:

Information about how to submit an application can be found at

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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