The Director of Alumnae Engagement and Reunion Planning will provide strategic direction and leadership throughout Baldwin’s contingencies to create programs designed to reach and maximize engagement. The Director of Alumnae Engagement and Reunion Planning will work with the Chief Advancement Officer implementing and growing a comprehensive development program to help Baldwin meet its strategic and fundraising goals. The Director will be directly responsible for managing alumnae engagement, programming and alumnae leadership boards.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides effective leadership to, guidance of and support for the Alumnae Association Executive Board and National Board of Advisors in its relationship to Baldwin. Works to ensure that the Board goals and strategies are aligned with advancement office goals and strategies.
Creates, envisions and plans for various programs and events for alumnae that will foster participation and giving of time, talent and treasure.
Establish and maintain relationships with a wider range of alumnae; locally, regionally and nationally. Develop and implement a focused cultivation program that involves traveling to meet them face to face.
Communicate daily with alumnae via letters, personal visits and email.
Responsible for the identification and recruitment of reunion chairs and reunion committee members, and for the development of those committees for maximized volunteer engagement and participation in reunions.
Ensure alumnae attendance is maximized for Alumnae Weekend/Reunions by using a multi-channel approach to recruitment and communication including but not limited to electronic communications, direct mail website, telephone campaigns, social media, regional engagement events.
Develop strategic and metric-driven alumnae engagement strategies in order to meet designated alumnae engagement goals.
Annually benchmark, monitor, and adjust as necessary, the assigned program areas as they related to defined goals, procedures, budgets, timetables, national trends and innovations in reunion programs.
Oversee the Alumnae Engagement budget, manage the department calendar.
Respond to alumnae requests in a timely manner.
Participate in the prospect management process in concert with department relationship managers.
Collaborate with the Admissions Office in an effort to support the strategic initiatives of both departments and to aid in the identification of potential donors and volunteers. Partner closely with new families in an effort to educate them regarding overall philanthropy and Baldwin giving traditions.
Bachelor’s degree required
5 or more years of experience in alumnae relations, fundraising and prospect management
Progressive responsibilities in development, preferably in an academic, non-profit environment
An ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues
A clear understanding of and appreciation for the role of private single sex education
A solid understanding of a) strategic, synergistic approaches in fundraising and b)the role of research, stewardship and advancement services as key partners in a successful development operation
The ability to work independently as a self-starter.
The ability to “manage up” to successfully support Chief Advancement Officer
Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, PreK -12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in all-girls education. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought.