This position requires a dynamic, creative, organized candidate to develop and execute engagement programs for alumni and parents. This includes creating opportunities through events, communications, networking, social media, and fundraising with the goal of shaping a sustainable sense of community and tradition of philanthropy for St. George’s. Candidates must have an ability to collaborate and build relationships with internal and external constituents, outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills, and a passion for event management. Responsibilities also include data analysis, prospect management, and managing all aspects of event logistics. Additionally, this candidate will work closely with the Alumni Volunteer and Special Projects Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who wants to take alumni and parent engagement to new heights with an entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to look at building programs in unique and creative ways.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Form and execute engagement strategies that reinforce the mission of growing the St. George’s Fund and deepening the connection between alumni and the School.
Implement and manage a robust career networking and social media program while creating meaningful metrics to measure success.
Meet one-on-one or in small groups with alumni across the East Coast to solicit and deepen engagement, and create contact reports in the database following interactions.
Engage and convert event attendees into regular supporters of the School and identify discovery prospects in major markets.
Identify new types of events and promising markets around the U.S. and the world.
Manage the strategic direction of the Alumni Board of Visitors and use the group to develop and execute engagement strategies in the wider St. George’s community.
Strategize, coordinate and execute all aspects School events, such as: Alumni Weekend, Family Weekend, numerous parent and alumni events, regional cocktail receptions, dinners, networking series, end of year events, retirement parties, etc.
Includes securing vendors, coordinating communications, tracking attendees, encouraging attendance, and post-event follow-up.
Monitor event budgets and payments, order supplies, and arrange vendor contracts in association with the Business Office.
Coordinate with multiple internal offices in relation to events, including the Head of School’s Office, Facilities, Food Service, Security, and other Administrators.
Acquire and retain donors to the St. George’s Fund to increase overall alumni/ae and parent participation.
Increase acquisition and retention rates through a reunion giving program.
Assist Director of SG Fund with annual Young Alumni Challenge, Day of Giving, and other time-sensitive giving campaigns throughout the year.
Collaborate with Advancement Officers, the Director of the SG Fund, Director of Advancement, and Database Manager to identify annual goals, discovery prospects, Reunion giving goals, latest trends for events, and fresh approaches for soliciting non-donors.
Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of relevant experience in a school or university’s development operations
Prior demonstrated experience managing special events in a fast-paced environment
A working knowledge of social media platforms
Advanced computer skills with proficiency in giving software (Raisers Edge/NXT), Google, and Microsoft and Adobe suites
Self-motivation and creativity, task- and detail-oriented, willing to work both collaboratively & independently
Capable of working with sensitive information with complete confidentiality
Willingness to travel and work weekends and evenings as needed
Candidate must pass a nationwide criminal record check
St. George’s School blends the strong traditions of its past with a bold vision for the future: to prepare young people in a journey of joy and discovery to lead lives of constructive service to the world. Located on a 125-acre campus overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, St. George’s is home to 370 boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1896 as an Episcopal boarding school by the Rev. John Byron Diman, the school lives firmly in the 21st century, with state-of-the-art academic and athletic facilities. A community drawn from a wide range of traditions and backgrounds in the U.S. and around the world, St. George’s extends opportunities for teachers and students to deepen their skills, find new passions and discover their best selves, whether that be in a DNA sequencing lab, in competition on the basketball court, at sea navigating by starlight, or abroad in one of our unique service-learning internships. With a faculty committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for intellectual, social and personal development,
St. George’s continues to fulfill its mission through enrolling a diverse, academically talented, and well-rounded student body.
We in...vite you to learn more about St George’s School and its history, mission, innovative curricular programs and academic offerings by visiting the school’s website at www.stgeorges.edu.