Reporting to the Director of Engagement, the Alumnae/i Engagement Officer is responsible for building relationships with CA graduates through wide-ranging activities that will enhance the future of our school. This frontline role will design and execute a strategic approach to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward our alumnae/i as partners and invested advocates. Volunteer management is a centerpiece of this important work. As part of a highly integrated team, this position will play a vital role in helping the Office of Advancement and Engagement achieve its near-term and long-range engagement and fundraising goals.
Plan, implement, and promote alumnae/i programs that support the school’s mission as well as the goals of the Campaign in collaboration with colleagues; Manage events and programs including networking, reunions, local and regional receptions, CATalks, and other special events.
Establish and build productive working relationships with a wide range of alumnae/i, locally regionally, nationally, and internationally; serve as an ambassador to 5,000 alumnae/i worldwide.
Work closely with the Director of Engagement to further enhance the goals of the Alumnae/i Steering Committee. This includes staffing its committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members, the school, and the alumnae/i body.
Identify, train, and cultivate alumnae/i volunteers and leaders; manage 7-8 reunion committees
Collaborate with the Communications Office to maintain regular communications with alumnae/i via email blasts, web page, print communications, and social media.
Partner with the Annual Giving team on the CAYAC (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Committee) program; work together to educate current students about the alumnae/i network and engage them in programming.
Actively manage a robust Class Secretary program including the compilation and submission of class notes as well as coordinate all aspects of alumni/a event communications.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree required. A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
Prior experience at an independent high school preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office required, relational database experience (Raiser’s Edge) preferred;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with an ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues through the office, alumni, other constituents and the public.
Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills.
Ability to think strategically, thoughtfully, and purposely about volunteer management.
Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve the School’s goals.
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
Customer service oriented.
Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to:
Director of Advancement & Engagement
Subject Line: Alumni Engagement Officer
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school renowned for world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world. Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through the arts, athletics, and engagement in the world. Our community thrives on a love of learning, th...anks to the care and partnership of teachers who support our students as individuals and challenge them every day to think critically and creatively.
Innovative teaching drives our wide-as-you-can-dream curriculum. Our rigorous approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities is infused with opportunities for intellectual growth, experimentation, and hands-on learning. CA students are honest, dedicated, and self-driven — some of the brightest, most curious, and inventive young people you’re likely to encounter. Within a structured framework, our experienced teachers afford them the flexibility to learn as they do best — while achieving personal goals, whether building a robot or directing a mainstage performance. Creative problem-solving and creative expression are at the core of the CA experience.
Our 39-acre campus on Main Street in Concord, Mass., is home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. We bring students out into the world, and the world to our campus. In our close-knit community, we prize collaboration over competition. Our daily interactions are shaped by uncommon levels of trust. At CA, we do more than embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We foster independent thinking. We invite passionate dialogue and debate. We believe that living attentively, questioning assumptions, and speaking one’s own truth are essential elements of an engaged and active learning experience.
When our students graduate, they’re prepared not only for college but also for lives of service and impact. Our alumnae/i are authors and ambassadors, entrepreneurs and engineers, dancers and doctors. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust.
Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices.
The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
Create + Innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy
“As Concord Academy approaches 100 years, we recognize the school’s strengths as a dynamic living and learning community, rooted in an environment defined by innovation and creativity. Looking toward the future, we aspire to strengthen this foundation to make Concord Academy the very best school it can be…The Centennial Campaign is a blueprint for academic, programmatic, and capital priorities. The campaign will free students and faculty to question deeply, take intellectual risks, and dream bigger than ever before.” – Rick Hardy, Head of School. www.concord100.org/progress-priorities/