SUMMARY: The Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs, activities, events, and communications that strategically engage alumni and grandparents in the life of the school, and facilitate and strengthen connections within and among the alumni and grandparent constituents and the school. In addition, assists the Director of Events with various aspects of on-campus and off-campus events and special programs.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Create and execute a plan that results in growth for alumni and grandparent programming as demonstrated through increased alumni and grandparent involvement in the school
Support all alumni and grandparent events and other special events as needed
Provide leadership and direction to the Alumni and Grandparents’ Councils. This includes enlisting, training and motivating volunteer members and planning and executing productive meetings
Where appropriate, work collaboratively with the communications department regarding alumni and grandparent online community for the website, email blasts, social media, e-newsletters, letters, mailings, and surveys to augment outreach
Plan, manage, and execute programing that engages alumni and enriches and fosters the alumni community service program
Integrate alumni and grandparent giving into the school’s fundraising programs; specifically the annual fund and capital campaigns
Prepare reports and presentations including formatting and proofreading for various committees and staff meetings
Manage special projects and events throughout the year
Assist Director of Events to coordinate event logistics including working with outside vendors and internal staff
Assist with smooth execution of events which include set-up and breakdown
PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Undergraduate degree required
Three or more years experience in alumni relations, fundraising, event planning for school or non-profit organization(s), preferably in the areas of constituency engagement
Experience with events desired
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to enjoy getting to know the school’s diverse constituencies
Must be a self-starter and have strong organizational and managerial skills, preferably with experience volunteer management
The ability to moderate effective and stimulating meetings
Must have a cooperative team approach with colleagues and willingness to take on responsibilities beyond those explicitly defined
Good sense of humor and ability to be part of a closely interactive team of advancement professionals
Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel and preferably with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
Ability to provide one’s own general clerical support
Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
Experience in a school or organization that has a robust volunteer program and multiple events is preferred
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an assistant teacher encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to moderate to noisy.
Ability to solve practical problems and apply common sense in dealing with everyday and emergency situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.
Founded in 1939, The Center for Early Education educates students from Toddler through Grade Six. Our urban West Hollywood campus houses 538 children in instructional building with rooftop playgrounds, unique 'green' planting and underground parking. The Center combines a challenging academic curriculum with a nurturing environment that harkens back to the founders' focus on the inner life of the ...child. Both the student body and faculty/staff are very diverse with 50% students of color. The Center offers an ample Financial Aid program with inclusion awards but also strives for socioeconomic diversity among its families. Generous donors and a mature advancement program keep tuition below the median of comparable schools in the Los Angeles area. The Center offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits to employees. A long-standing commitment to professional development allows all employees to further their professional and personal growth.