The goal of the Office of Alumnae Relations at Miss Porter’s School is to creatively plan and implement programs and projects that strategically engage alumnae and strengthen their relationship with Miss Porter’s School.
The Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations will work in a collaborative setting and share responsibilities for planning and implementing dynamic alumnae activities that create and support alumnae connections and a sense of community. The Assistant Director will work closely with key volunteers, students, and colleagues across campus to successfully execute programming and activities that will reflect and support the mission of Miss Porter’s School, raise awareness of the School’s importance to the nation and to the future of girls’ education, and promote programs and initiatives that differentiate Porter’s.
Plan and implement branded alumni events in collaboration with the Director and other Alumnae and Relations staff, including, but not limited to, events associated with career networking, educational programming, social receptions, and other events as requested. Events may be of various sizes of scale, location, and constituency
Foster and enhance close and meaningful relations with volunteers. Work closely with the Director in the recruitment and support of volunteers so that they will be successful in their volunteer roles. Provide support for and/or develop and implement key affinity group and class reunions. With the Director, develop and support the work of the Alumnae Association Board.
Provide superior service to Ancients. Respond to inquiries in a timely and informative manner and appropriately manage Ancients’ needs and requests.
Coordinate Ancient Branch Events, collaborating with Annual Fund staff.
Assist in the planning and implementation of all Reunion related activities. Collaborate with the Director of Special Events, the Head of School’s Office, the Office of Alumnae and Development, and colleagues across campus.
Support a select group of reunion classes to promote fundraising efforts and Reunion attendance.
Work with the Office of Communications to create and manage messaging and content aimed at alumnae on appropriate social media channels.
With the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Donor Relations, support the work of the Second Head of School’s Committee.
Plan and organize all Alumnae Relations on-campus meetings, including facility requests, space set-ups, and catering needs.
Ensure that all meeting follow-up is completed, including updates to records, website, and volunteer assignments.
Produce a variety of database reports for analytical use by directors and volunteers.
Minimum of 3-5 years of successful administrative or event coordination experience, preferably in an academic or development environment.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge.
A strong commitment to education generally and boarding schools specifically.
Demonstrated cultural competency, ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to equity and inclusion.
Adherence to highest ethical standards.
Extraordinary attention to detail, superior organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work autonomously and be held accountable for results.
Experience using social networking as a marketing tool.
Willingness and availability to work evenings and weekends, as required.
Sensitivity for the confidential nature of our work.
Ability to sit, independently stand and walk, including up and down stairs and across campus.
Ability to type, write and view a computer screen for long periods of time.
Some driving and travel.
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
Miss Porter's School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Miss Porter's School
Miss Porter's School educates young women to become informed, bold, resourceful and ethical global citizens. We expect our graduates to shape a changing world.
In keeping with our founder's vision, Miss Porter's School joins tradition with innovation to provide an exemplary education to young women. Generation after generation, our leadership is defined by our ability to articulate how young women think, how young women learn, and why gender matters. Within our legacy lies our future.
Our Core Characteristics:
The Miss Porter's School community cultivates and commends the following core characteristics:
• Intellectual Curiosity
• Global Citizenship