Boston College High School Senior Director of Alumni Engagement
Boston College High School
August 2, 2018
Full Time - Administration
Boston College High School seeks a Senior Director of Alumni Engagement who will oversee the design and implementation of all alumni engagement programs and operations for the 15,000+ member BC High Alumni Network. Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Senior Director of Alumni Engagement will serve as a member of BC High’s advancement team and will develop opportunities to enhance the experiences and mutual interests of alumni and the school. The Senior Director will collaborate internally to set priorities and develop strategies that will mobilize volunteers and staff to maximize resources of a committed, talented and diverse alumni body. S/he will create integrated engagement programs that result in a vibrant, growing pipeline of involved alumni who support school events, the mission of BC High and its philanthropic goals.
The Senior Director of Alumni Engagement will lead the development and execution of a strategic platform that consists of national and global representatives of an Alumni Advisory Council for the BC High Alumni Network. The Senior Director will possess leadership skills and experience to meet the challenges of new programming and the ability to empower staff and graduates for the betterment of the School.
Events and activities include, but are not limited to: reunions, regional alumni events, class agent programs, community service days, spiritual retreats, career connections and networking, and affinity programming.
Preferred qualifications and characteristics of the ideal candidate:
Strong leadership experience, exceptional judgement and discretion.
Superb interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with many constituencies both on and off campus.
Demonstrated ability to recruit, manage and sustain productive relationships with alumni volunteers, board members, colleagues and others who give generously of their time.
Experience with team building, training and coaching key stakeholders toward a common goal.
Exceptional written and verbal presentation skills.
Authentic commitment to advance the mission of an institution that exudes Catholic values.
Familiarity with Boston College High School, Boston’s philanthropic landscape and Jesuit education are strongly preferred.
Sense of humor and ability to work with ambiguity.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and a minimum of 10–15 years of experience in alumni relations, community building or other transferable profession.
About Boston College High School
Boston College High School is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory school.
We strive to challenge our students to become young men of integrity, educated in faith and for justice, committed to academic excellence and service to others. As a Jesuit, Catholic high school, we strive to reflect the diversity of our church and community.
Our mission since 1863 has been to form leaders of competence, conscience and compassion who seek to do all things ad majorem Dei gloriam – for the greater glory of God.