Director of Alumni Relations and Viewpoint Network
July 9, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
Alumni Relations, Development/Fund Raising
4 Year Degree
Viewpoint School in Calabasas, CA is looking for a Director of Alumni Relations and Viewpoint Network to join the School’s Advancement team. With over 1,200 students and 325 faculty and staff from across the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Viewpoint is a vibrant community of teachers and learners from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade. The School values the best principles of a forward-thinking educational institution: excellence, compassion, leadership, individuality, respect, service and confidence.
Viewpoint has 3,446 alumni living in 42 states and 14 foreign countries. The Director of Alumni Relations and Viewpoint Network will be charged with developing a year-round schedule of programs, events and communications that engage alumni and deepen the School’s relationship with them. The Director will launch and build the Viewpoint Network, which will leverage the valuable connections that exist within the Viewpoint community in order to support the professional aspirations of our students and alumni. In addition, the Director will build a “Parents of Alumni Program” and be actively involved in fundraising. At this exciting time in Viewpoint’s history, this is a distinctive professional opportunity to make a difference.
The Director will develop the annual performance plan and budget for alumni relations for inclusion in the overall Advancement Office budget and develop, plan and implement a year-round program of events and activities directed at alumni to increase the connection, involvement and knowledge of the School, including arts, sports, social and other events. The Director will provide leadership and professional support to the Alumni Council; establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally and nationally, identify and cultivate alumni who have the potential to make major gifts to Viewpoint and when appropriate, personally solicits alumni for gifts.
The Director will ensure that Homecoming is maximized as an opportunity for alumni and their families to be on campus, plan alumni reunions, and plan events on campus and off campus in the greater Los Angeles area to cultivate alums.
The Director will engage in the life of the school by actively participating in campus events and programs, and regularly report to the Assistant Head of School for Advancement, the Head of School, Board of Trustees and Alumni Council on progress made in building relationships with alumni and engaging them in the life of the School.
Viewpoint School is an equal opportunity employer.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree plus 3-5 years relevant experience and be a high energy, people person with strong interpersonal and communication skills. S/he will be a team player who works collaboratively with colleagues in advancing the mission of the School. S/he will be a strategic thinker, creative and results oriented. S/he will have experience in developing and implementing new programs and events to further the School’s mission. The successful candidate will have exceptional knowledge and experience using technology and complex databases including MS Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge or equivalent software, web-based software, and have a willingness to learn new systems and techniques. Viewpoint offers a growth-oriented professional culture of collaboration and creativity within the context of innovation, tradition, and close-knit community.
About Viewpoint School
A member of the California and National Associations of Independent Schools, Viewpoint School enrolls 1,200 boys and girls in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grades, on 40 acres in suburban Los Angeles. In September 2011, the School completed construction of its final phase of the $57 million dollar Master Plan, and opened a 75,000 square foot Upper School academic building and gymnasium. Recently the School opened a new Primary School building for Grades K-2 with an innovation space and library serving students in Grades K-5. The School graduates approximately 120 seniors every year. The School offers 26 AP classes and 16 Honors classes, is a member of the Cum Laude Society, and sends its graduates to a wide variety of colleges, including the most selective.