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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $82,500 - $110,000
  • Organization Type: Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Position Summary
The Director, Eliot Society Experience, reports to the Senior Director, Eliot Society Experience and leads the overall programming of Eliot Society volunteers. This role involves managing all aspects of Eliot Society volunteer recruitment, overseeing leadership volunteers and chairs, hosting bi-annual meetings, and coordinating volunteer stewardship. The Director will lead the strategy and engagement efforts to develop a robust Eliot Society volunteer network in collaboration with the Executive Director, Annual Giving & Volunteer Experience, and the Eliot Society Experience team. Travel is required 10% of the year.

Job Description
Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work closely with front-line fundraisers and colleagues to ensure all Eliot Society volunteers renew their support and consider upgraded giving and multi-year commitments when appropriate.
  • Lead the recruitment effort for new and diverse Eliot Society volunteers. Collaborate with the Eliot Society New Donor Engagement Chair to strategize the recruitment of new members and volunteers.
  • Lead efforts in collaboration with colleagues for Eliot Society volunteer leadership succession planning.
  • Host bi-annual volunteer meetings for city chairs, school & program chairs, and upper-level Eliot Society volunteers. Host at least one in-person Eliot Society volunteer gathering in the top five markets outside of St. Louis.
  • Design and conduct comprehensive training program for volunteers. Ensure volunteers are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be effective in their roles.
  • Identify donors and prospects to assign to upper-level volunteers. Create briefing documents for our highest-level volunteer leaders.
  • Lead oversight of the annual Eliot Society volunteer plan, including recruitment efforts, trainings, meetings, outreach, and stewardship.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrated experience in volunteer management, fundraising, or a related field.
  • Experience working in a complex university environment.
  • Supervisory experience, with the ability to lead and mentor a team that indirectly supports volunteer engagement efforts.
  • Experience working with leadership volunteers, including recruitment, training, and stewardship.
  • Proven track record of working with high-level prospects and donors, including solicitation and cultivation strategies.
  • Ability to think strategically and analytically, and to plan and implement effectively.
  • Demonstrated interest in meeting people with a strong desire to initiate contact with and develop relationships with volunteers.
  • Proven success as a collaborative team member, capable of working effectively within a complex organization across multiple units and dealing with diverse constituents.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent program management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects effectively; a highly organized work style is essential.
  • Strong attention to detail, highly motivated, organized, and energetic.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of five years of related experience.

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Salary Range
The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one’s qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ.

If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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