Founded in 1960, Berkeley Preparatory School is a co-educational, Episcopal affiliated, independent, college preparatory school with a current enrollment of 1,300 students in grades Pre-K through 12.
At Berkeley Preparatory School, we seek to educate the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development so they may attain their highest potential. We are also committed to providing an inclusive and diverse learning environment that encourages values that recognize each student as a unique individual.
Berkeley is located on a beautiful and well-equipped 86-acre campus, consisting of 29 state-of-the-art buildings, and our proud mascot is the Buccaneer. Graduates are well-rounded individuals who have learned the core values of discipline, diligence and integrity and excelled in the academic, co-curricular and character realms.
The 155 graduates of the Class of 2016 were accepted to a combined total of 182 colleges and universities in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The Class also included 31 National Merit honorees and earned over $9 million in scholarships, with 80 percent of the students qualifying for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program.
Director of Alumni Relations:
As a key member of Berkeley’s Advancement team reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Alumni Relations leads and manages all engagement and fundraising aspects of the Alumni Relations and Alumni Annual Giving program. This position will build upon a robust existing platform and further expand alumni volunteer and financial support for Berkeley. Berkeley has a growing endowment of approximately $17 million, with nearly 40 endowed funds producing close to a million dollars in earnings each year. Berkeley also hosts three major fundraising events and numerous smaller engagement events for alumni.
Major Functions and Responsibilities:
- Manage Alumni Relations, including the Alumni Association, its leadership group, the Alumni Executive Committee and its sub-committees.
- Lead the Alumni Annual Giving program, including the Alumni Annual Giving Committee and Alumni Class Representatives.
- Execute on the strategic plan for the Alumni Association.
- Expand and enhance volunteer programs for Berkeley alumni and work cooperatively with members of the school community on behalf of the Institutional Advancement and Alumni Offices.
- Identify, recruit, train, manage, and provide recognition for alumni representatives, reunion volunteers, and others.
- Co-edit the biannual Berkeley Magazine.
- Create targeted alumni events to serve the needs of alumni, including annual reunion, regional gatherings, and assorted special events.
- Develop and manage a budget for the alumni programs.
- Supervise the Alumni Engagement Coordinator, who manages social media channels, the Student Alumni Relations Committee and the alumni website.
Experience and Skills:
- Substantial experience and a proven track record of success in the management and direction of Alumni Relations.
- 3 – 5 years alumni relations experience or relevant advancement experience.
- Demonstrated significant volunteer management experience.
- Knowledge of educational fundraising culture is an asset.
- Deep appreciation and understanding of the School’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a high performance team in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work with senior administrators and faculty on a collegial basis.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Well versed in alumni trends in higher/independent school education.
- Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
The appointment is a full-time, year round, administrative position and the compensation package will be very competitive nationally and commensurate with experience, degree attainment and the national independent school and college markets.
Interested Persons Contact:
Berkeley Preparatory School
813-885-1673 x 2290
All inquiries and nominations are kept confidential.
Berkeley Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.