The Browning School seeks a talented and dynamic individual to lead its alumni program; this position reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement. The successful candidate should enjoy working in a collaborative and supportive office on the heels of a nearly-complete strategic plan which will place increasing emphasis on engaging Browning graduates via events, fundraising and networking. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and C.V. to Director of Institutional Advancement James Simon (email@example.com).
Qualifications:Candidates must possess a B.A. and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to work independently and as a member of a team in a busy and demanding advancement office is a prerequisite. A minimum of three to five years of prior fundraising or related experience is preferred as is experience in marketing and event planning. The candidate should be well-organized, pay keen attention to detail, and ideally have experience and proven success in managing, motivating and cultivating volunteers and donors. While familiarity/experience with an independent school or higher education setting is preferred, it is not mandatory. A high degree of computer literacy (fluency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) as well as knowledge of and experience using Raiser's Edge or similar database is preferred.
1) Overseeing all aspects of alumni programming for a network of 3,500 alumni and producing an annual plan/calendar for all aspects of alumni engagement.
2) Planning and executing roughly 20 annual alumni events, ranging from Alumni Council meetings, sporting events, mixers/reunions with peer schools to the annual Alumni Reunion and Young Alumni Reunion, among others.
3) Managing Alumni Council of 25 board members and its sub-committees; includes creating agendas/minutes/meeting materials and running each meeting in conjunction with the Alumni Association president.
4) Driving all alumni fundraising efforts, working closely with Director of Annual Giving, to increase alumni participation each year in terms of dollars and number of donors and working to identify and qualify new alumni donor prospects.
5) Writing and producing communications material for direct mail marketing, invitations, social media outreach (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and the alumni website.
6) Collecting, writing and editing alumni section of the School’s magazine, published twice per year; assist with the alumni section of the Annual Report; oversee periodic polling and data gathering of the alumni community to assist in broader marketing efforts; and working with the Database Manager to maintain accurate contact, biographical and career information for the alumni community.
7) Organizing and implementing a sound Class Representative and Reunion Chair program.
8) Working with the Senior Class Gift program and broader transition efforts from current students to alumni.
9) Contributing to management of special fundraising initiatives as they arise.
10) Coordinating special alumni projects/events/outreach efforts as necessary.
11) Participating in the New York Alumni Directors of Independent Schools group.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is commensurate with experience.
About The Browning School
Founded in 1888 as a college preparatory school for boys, The Browning School continues its commitment to the goals of John A. Browning: the pursuit of academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning, the belief in the dignity of the individual, and the development of personal integrity and responsibility to the broader community. The Browning boy develops amid these values. The Browning alumnus is a good citizen, sensitive to the needs of others, and respectful of divergent yet informed opinions. He is, in the best sense of the word, a gentleman.
The Browning School strives to create a diverse community in which all members are safe, respected, and valued. We believe that in actively promoting a diverse learning environment, we are fostering intellectual, social, and emotional growth for all. Recognizing and pursuing diversity, however, are not enough; we seek to transcend mere tolerance of difference and aspire to a celebration of the varied appearances, abilities, perspectives, and values that characterize our community.