The Alumnae Engagement Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Institutional Advancement and is a key member of the Advancement team. The Alumnae Engagement Coordinator serves as the first point of contact for alumnae seeking to be involved with the School and is responsible for proactively communicating the vision, mission and priorities of the School to alumnae by fostering, strengthening and maintaining connections with the School through such avenues as reunion gatherings and the Alumnae Council. The Alumnae Engagement Coordinator is also responsible for soliciting financial support for the school and assisting the Director of Institutional Advancement.
The Alumnae Engagement Coordinator will work in concert with the other members of the Office of Institutional Advancement to further the mission of the School and to meet School priorities.
Cultivating, soliciting and stewarding Class Representatives and Reunion Chairs
Designing, implementing and facilitating Reunion Weekend and related reunion activities annually
Creating and implementing a Reunion Giving program annually that will focus on budget relieving and/or campaign gifts
Managing the social media and electronic communication strategies for the Office of Institutional Advancement in coordination with the Marketing/Communications department to include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the School website and campaign communications
Supporting the Associate Director of Institutional Advancement in her work with the Alumnae Council
Researching prospective campaign donors
Assisting with international donor cultivation
Assisting with foundation grant writing
Participation and commitment to the residential student experience, including extracurricular activities, is an expectation.
No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Excellent oral and written communication.
Flexibility and initiative
Ability to work independently.
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies.
High degree of discretion and confidentiality must be held.
Ability to organize and prioritize in order to meet deadlines and to respond promptly to alumnae.
Ability to multi-task on a regular basis.
Proficiency using technology applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs.
Experience with Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge is preferred.
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening.
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
The Student Body
Foxcroft is, by design, a small, resident...ial school. The 2015-16 student body is 70 percent boarding students with a total of 167 girls from 18 states, Washington D.C., and 14 countries. Seventeen percent are U.S. students of color, 25 percent international students and more than 30 percent receive financial aid. More than 15 percent of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates.
Foxcroft curriculum offerings number 83 courses and 14 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as academic support through the Learning Center and the Math and English Labs. In 2015, 21 students -- including 10 members of the (then) Junior Class, earned AP Scholar recognition from the College Board. Seven girls earned AP Scholar with Distinction Award status by achieving an average of at least 3.5 (out of five) on all the AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more tests. Nationwide, only 22 percent of students who take AP Exams earn such recognition. (AP Scholars must earn a grade of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.)
The student:faculty ratio is 6:1 and 83 percent of the teaching faculty have advanced degrees. About 85 percent of the faculty live on campus and all are available outside of class for extra help, review, and additional work. A diverse group, 16 percent of our classroom teachers are people of color/multiracial, and individual members have lived and worked all over the world, including Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
Above and Beyond
Foxcroft is at the forefront of STEM education and inspiring girls to pursue these vital fields of study: More than 35 percent of its 2014 graduates chose STEM fields as their majors in college -- compared to 20 percent nationally. Science and Math faculty incorporate new teaching strategies, technologies, projects, and service learning into students’ lives and School facilities include STEM lab, an engineering workshop, an Animal Room and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. In addition, the Read Observatory houses a Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope, two 8-inch Celestron telescopes, and astrophotography and solar-observing accessories.
Members of the Class of 2015 received 128 acceptances to 85 colleges and universities across the country and around the world. See a full list of acceptances in the College Counseling section of our website.