Phillips Exeter Academy, located in Exeter, NH, is a highly selective coeducational independent school for boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level as well. Our 671-acre campus is comprised of academic and residential buildings, a library, playing fields and sprawling green lawns; retaining our 18th century New England charm.
The Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations works to advance the mission of Institutional Advancement: to engage the extended community in the Harkness values of PEA and to advance the mission of the Academy, by enhancing PEA’s ability to build, strengthen, and maintain lifelong relationships with its alumni.
Develops and directs regional and reunion alumni programs and implements existing programs that support the department’s mission.
Event management: Plans and executes events for alumni, and members of the PEA community, on campus and in select regional markets.Volunteer management: Implements and oversees regional volunteer program(s) that promote lifelong affinity to and supports of PEA and its strategic institutional initiatives.
Affinity cultivation: Under the direction of the Director of Alumni Relations, plans and executes in-person and web-based programming to engage select affinity groups, e.g., generational, ethnic, gender, professional, etc.
Communications: Partners with the Academy’s communications team to develop relevant content for all media, including Academy website, Alumni Directory, Alumni Newsletter, Exeter Bulletin and social media.
Alumni relationship management: Develops and steward relationships with alumni to strengthen their affinity with PEA.
Develops and steward relationships with faculty and staff across campus to support the initiatives of alumni relations and the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Develops and maintains evaluative tools to measure the impact of activities and programs and to identify relevant market trends.
Develops and maintains program costs within departmental budgetary guidelines.
Assists in the management, supervision, mentoring, and evaluation of AR staff.
Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent experience and education.
Five+ years’ relevant experience in alumni relations, donor relations, sales and marketing, or related fields or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
A demonstrated ability to establish long-term relationships with donors, faculty, and prospects.
Successful experience in working with senior institutional leaders. Ability to effectively leverage the time of senior volunteers and academic and administrative staff.
Demonstrated success in working with volunteers and advisory boards to solicit alumni, parents and especially friends without a previous connection to Exeter.
Initiative, resilience, and entrepreneurial spirit.
About Phillips Exeter Academy
Phillips Exeter Academy, a co-educational residential school serving students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level, was founded in 1781 by John Phillips. Exeter has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. The 671-acre campus with academic and residential buildings, a 309,432 volume library, playing fields and green lawns is located in Exeter, a southern New Hampshire town which retains its 18th-century New England charm. The Academy enrolls more than 1000 students from around the world. Exeter offers a rich curriculum with over 400 courses taught by over 200 faculty in eighteen academic departments. The Academy employs approximately 495 staff who support the living, learning and teaching environment of a diverse student body. The Academy's longstanding commitment to excellence has made the school one of the finest in the country. To learn more about Phillips Exeter Academy, visit http://www.exeter.edu/.
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, vet...eran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.
The Academy is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.