Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Alumni Relations Manager is a full-time, exempt position that is responsible for the design and implementation of strategies to meet the community-building, fundraising and communication goals of the Fort Worth Country Day Alumni Association.
Responsibilities included, but not limited to:
Serve the Alumni Council by supporting the President of the Alumni Association, organizing and attending Council meetings and directing the Council to achieve its purpose and mission
Work with Annual Giving Manager to increase alumni giving through the use of volunteer leadership, reunion giving, individual cultivation and prospect management
Plan and organize alumni events, which include, but are not limited to: Homecoming and class reunion activities, Alumni Awards Dinner, alumni athletic games, out-of-town alumni events, alumni campus visits and student events to welcome them to the Alumni Association. Create and maintain events that provide a touch-point for all alumni age groups (young alumni, reunion years and golden years)
Coordinate and write communications for Alumni Association which include but are not limited to: quarterly e-newsletters, posting weekly on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter; collect, organize and edit Class Notes, Births, Marriages and In Memoriam list for the Falconer magazine; work with Communications Manager to content plan on alumni section of the magazine; edit other Advancement publications
Work with Technology Department on alumni website and to maintain the Alumni database updates (Senior Systems and Whipple Hill)
Establish, analyze and maintain a network of key contacts to aid in development and efforts to strengthen alumni involvement
Create new and expanded opportunities for alumni involvement that will foster positive alumni relations
Other assignments as indicated by the Director of Advancement
The ideal candidate will have:
Excellent multitasking, attention-to-detail, organizational and interpersonal skills with high energy and creativity
The ability to collaborate within a team in a fast-paced environment while also working independently and being self-motivated
Absolute confidentiality of sensitive information
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Social media expertise as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (particularly Word, Excel, and Publisher)
Fort Worth Country Day earned the distinction of being ranked one of the Best Companies to Work for in Fort Worth for 2018.
Bachelor’s degree with three - five years minimum experience in special events, development or volunteer management
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends
All employees of FWCD must:
Model the core values (Respect, Responsibility, Kindness, Courage, Integrity and Scholarship)
Exhibit generous community spirit, professional flexibility, a sense of humor and a positive attitude
Collaborate and work well with students, parents and colleagues
Execute duties in a positive and punctual manner
Be an enthusiastic life - long learner driven toward professional self-improvement and personal growth
About Fort Worth Country Day
Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all applicants for employment. All employees are expected to have a thoughtful approach to intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups.
Fort Worth Country Day is a coeducational, independent college-preparatory school with approximately 1065 students in grades Junior K through 12. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts, and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff, and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 20 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music, and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School and Fort Worth community is available at www.fwcd.org.