Full-time Exempt Position: Associate Director of Advancement, Alumni Giving and Engagement
Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Associate Director of Advancement, Alumni Engagement and Giving, is a newly created role responsible for managing the School’s integrated alumni engagement and annual giving program.
About the Position:
In collaboration with the Director of Advancement, create and implement a comprehensive annual giving and alumni engagement program that meets the needs of alumni and assists the School in realizing its long-term goals and objectives, including maximizing philanthropic support, providing opportunities for alumni to engage with current students and programs, and enhancing the ability for alumni to network with one-another.
Maintain a portfolio of alumni engagement prospects.
Execute Annual Fund strategies (cultivation, solicitation and stewardship) for alumni and alumni parents, including the recruitment of volunteers, collateral development, and segmentation.
Serve as the principal liaison with the School’s alumni council and grow its role in alumni programming and volunteer leadership.
Partner with the Director of Communications to create an effective communications and marketing strategy for Athenian alumni and alumni parents, including but not limited to, content development of the monthly e-newsletter, event invitations, and social media posts.
Create and effectively execute 5-10 high-impact events and activities for alumni, annually, including 2-3 regional events that may require travel.
Continually benchmark with peer schools and alumni programs and develop quantitative measures for success, including but not limited to participation and philanthropic revenue goals.
Engage in ongoing evaluation of programs and activities and develop new programs as necessary.
A minimum of 2-3 years alumni relations, fundraising, or admissions experience.
Familiarity with the independent school environment, preferably as an employee or student.
Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
Ability to connect and build relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
Strong problem-solving and collaboration skills, and demonstrated use of initiative.
Fluency in MS Office Suite, and Google apps.
Experience leveraging email marketing platforms and social media to distribute content and engage alumni, donors, or customers.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge Version 7 and/or Raiser’s Edge NXT a plus.
Project management experience a plus.
A bachelor’s degree is required.
Some travel required, along with the ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends.
How to apply: If interested, please apply electronically by emailing a cover letter and resume (as a single attachment) to Shoshana Ziblatt, Director of Advancement at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Additional Salary Information: The benefits package includes medical, dental, employer matched 403B, professional development opportunities.
About The Athenian School
The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 530 students, including 60 boarding students, 40 of whom are international students. For more information about Athenian’s unique educational program, applicants are encouraged to visit our website: www.athenian.org.
Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all teaching and professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individu...al, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.
Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe, our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change. We ask that all candidates take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy.
The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.