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DAR Assistant, Law School Development and Alumni Relations
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DAR Assistant, Law School Development and Alumni Relations

**DAR Assistant, Law School Development and Alumni Relations (Job Number: 1800787)**


**About this role**

The Department of Alumni
Relations Assistant provides administrative support Associate Dean of
Development, Director of Development, Associate Director of Development, LAG
Development officer, and Director of Alumni Relations; manage daily office
operations; handle budgetary and personnel activities; respond to donor needs
in consultation with the Associate Dean and other staff. This position reports to the Associate Dean
of Development and Alumni Relations for the Law School.

**About the Work Unit**

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.

**Duties andResponsibilities**

The Talent Consultant will
conduct thorough intake sessions with hiring managers to fully understand and
appreciate the characteristics of their ideal candidate with regard to
knowledge, skills, abilities, and cultural fit. Engage with hiring managers
using a high-touch approach, and involve them in all aspects of the recruiting
process. Support and implement diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in
recruiting, to increase the likelihood of welcoming new ideas and perspectives
while creating pools of the most talented candidates. Contextualize and assist
hiring departments to understand how Talent utilizes digital outreach and
social media to bolster candidate identification and sourcing. Proactively
build pipelines of talent based on hiring forecasts so there are highly
qualified candidates available when we need them. Review and assess resumes of passive
candidates and applicants based on skills, knowledge, experience and culture
fit, and conduct behavior-based interviews to present a slate of hirable top
candidates to hiring managers for their consideration. Develop and nurture a
candidate experience that translates to a high-quality working relationship and
serves as the foundation for positive relations within the candidate's
department, across the university community, and with those seeking to join the
university in now and in the future. Make data-informed decisions that provide
customer-centric solutions to existing and future problems by developing and analyzing metrics,
dashboards and reports. Actively seek out continual learning,
development opportunities, and stretch assignments for ongoing career
development. Participate on special projects teams and work on various
recruitment or HR initiatives in order to enhance the experience of our
customers, colleagues, and candidates.

**About VanderbiltUniversity**

Vanderbilt is a renowned
private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville,
Tennessee. The university's students, faculty, and frequently cite Nashville
and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of 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."

**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 -Candidate-.pdf .

**Responsibilities and Duties**

administrative support to five development and alumni relations staff members

multiple projects based on deadlines

weekly gift reports. Send the Dean's acknowledgement list to the assistant to
the Dean in order for donors to receive thank you letters signed by the Dean

research assignments on Law School prospects to include Advance profiles;
summarize findings

with alumni events, communication efforts, and stewardship activities

and manage class notes for e-newsletters and magazines.

class notes to the assistant to the Dean in order for alumni to receive
congratulations, condolences, etc.

email lists for current staff, faculty, students and alumni for monthly
law@vanderbilt e-newsletter.

with proofing newsletters and magazine.

data, monitor office budget and maintain current/accurate records

resolve and justify any budgetary discrepancies

with travel planning and scheduling appointments as needed

travel packets for each development officer consisting of itinerary, reports
and necessary paperwork

customer service to prospects, donors, faculty, and staff

expense requests for development and alumni relations staff

detailed working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

with some logistics for the planning of Reunion Weekend and staff events.

with staffing Nashville alumni events and Board meetings

minutes for two Board meetings annually.

registration process for Reunion Weekend and handle inquiries regarding
donor/alumni events.

office files

data entry as directed and file contact reports

and submit all checks/cash received

track of all bio updates (including all returned mail, alumni updates, and
updates found by DAR staff)

all incoming calls for the Law School development and alumni relations office
and handle various inquiries.

other duties as assigned

**Requirementsof an Ideal Candidate**

A High School Diploma and 12 months of directly related
experience is necessary; a Bachelors Degree is preferred and at
least 24months of directly related experience is preferred.

customer service skills, with the ability to work and communicate with a
diverse group of clients and colleagues, is necessary.

interpersonal and phone skills are required.

Ability to
perform and manage multiple projects on a regular basis.

Effective oral
and written communications skills.

Strong time
management and organizational skills.

Ability to work
independently and as part of a team.

evening/weekend work as needed.

**Five Success Factors**

**Holds oneself accountable;** takes responsibility for failures as
well as successes, recognizes that trust is required to hold a team

**Shares information.**
Communicates proactively.
Transmits knowledge. Asks for
advice, and considers it thoughtfully.

**Genuinely values teamworkand co-workers.**

**Expects and deliversexcellence.** Is a creative problem solver. Is proactive.
Welcomes input on making things better.
Places a high value on learning and getting better.

**Self-managing;** self-motivated. Manages time, activities and outcomes well so
that progress stays on track. Can juggle
multiple competing priorities simultaneously without becoming overwhelmed.


This position requires a High School Diploma or GED.

**Primary Location:** _United States-Tennessee-Nashville_

**Organization:** _42312 - Development Teams_

**Job:** _Administrative / Office Support Supervisors, Leads, and Staff_

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