Position Details

Director of Wesleyan Engaged

All Virginia Wesleyan University employees, including primary contract services, are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster. A copy of an individual's vaccination card or certificate will be required upon employment.

The Director of Wesleyan Engaged advances the educational mission of the institution through relationships with campus partners and civic organizations in order to facilitate meaningful student volunteer activities, preparing each for a meaningful life and career.

Through Wesleyan Engaged and by collaborating across campus and in the community, students are provided opportunities to make an impact while reflecting on their own personal development and the connection between the classroom and active citizenship. The Director works to make the community a priority in the values and life choices of students, enhance the campus culture for service, and provide student leadership opportunities and transferable skills through service to others.


  • Develop and coordinate service programs and volunteer opportunities for students. Carry out all tasks needed to implement these events, such as program logistics, marketing, volunteer coordination, on-site management, and budgeting. Establish and implement methods to evaluate service experiences and track student involvement, growth, and development.
  • Oversee the recruitment, selection, supervision, and training of student leaders, Federal Community Service Work-Study Program, and student volunteers.
  • Promote service opportunities through a regular social media presence.
  • Conduct orientations and training to ensure proper risk management protocol is followed.
  • Identify funding opportunities and collaborate with the Center for Advancement to prepare grant proposals.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Enrollment and Batten Honors College to recruit students for the Bonner Leaders Program, oversee the development of civic leadership courses, and provide community service opportunities for program participants.
  • Coordinate campus voter registration efforts.
  • Adhere to deadlines for relevant civic engagement awards, both individual and institutional, such as the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, Campus Compact Civic Action Plan, NASPA Voter Friendly Designation, and the Presidential Volunteer Service Awards.
  • Partner with faculty, staff, and other colleagues to create educational, civic, and service experiences for all members of the campus community.

Qualifications: Minimum of a master’s degree in a field related to service learning, civic engagement, and volunteerism with 3-5 years of progressive volunteer management experience, preferably in higher education. Knowledge of volunteer database management, social media communication, interpersonal communication, and customer service.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources at employment@vwu.edu.

About Virginia Wesleyan University

Virginia Wesleyan University is Coastal Virginia's premier university of the liberal arts and sciences. Situated on a 300-acre park-like campus in Virginia Beach, the University annually enrolls approximately 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate, and online programs. Undergraduate degrees include a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Musical Arts, and Bachelor of Social Work with 42 majors, 32 minors, and 19 pre-professional tracks. Graduate degrees include a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Education, and Master of Arts in Education. Students thrive in average class sizes of 15 and through the University's experiential learning, high-impact leadership, and career-development programs. An inclusive community dedicated to scholarship and service grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, Virginia Wesleyan University inspires students to build meaningful lives through engagement in Coastal Virginia's dynamic metropolitan region, the nation, and the world.


Virginia Wesleyan is a university with a coastal edge. Located in Virginia Beach, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Chesapeake Bay, our region is proud of its vibrant city life, sandy beaches, and rich history. Learn more at visit virginiabeach.com/explore.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Virginia Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered on the basis of skills, experience, and qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, creed, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, the presence of non-job-related medical disability, or any other legally protected status.