St. Johns Country Day School, an independent college preparatory school, is seeking an experienced Director of Alumni Relations, with responsibility for overseeing the planning and execution of alumni activities both nationwide and in targeted regions across the country to enhance alumni engagement and cultivate connections. This full-time position will report to the Head of Administrative Affairs.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree and experience in alumni relations, which includes an acknowledged work history showing creative productivity. However, experience in public relations or a related field in which the candidate can demonstrate a successful track record may be substituted. This position also requires demonstrated success in:
Verbal and written communication skills, with strong public speaking skills preferred
Interpersonal skills and relationship-building
Computer skills, particularly on the Mac OS environment and in database management (Raiser’s Edge).
Duties and responsibilities of this position include:
The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Frequent travel and attendance at evening and/or weekend activities, meetings, events, seminars, and workshops.
Working with the Director of Communications, Director of Development, and other partners and committees to provide vision, leadership, and oversight in planning and executing the vision and strategy of school related to alumni engagement.
Working with the Director of Communications, engage alumni in the life of the school through consistent and positive communication using electronic, print, and social media, exceptional customer service, and meaningful opportunities of volunteerism, service, personal and professional development, and events and programs.
Plans, writes, and edits content for 1953: The Magazine of St. Johns Country Day School in collaboration with the directors of communications and development.
Manages student and young alumni engagement plans to build life-long connection and facilitates continued engagement and support for the school.
Develops and manages an effective volunteer management system that supports the objective of engaging alumni in meaningful volunteer opportunities and serving as a source of alumni talent and resources for students, faculty, and staff.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships and programs with all school departments and divisions including admissions, college counseling, parents and families, and athletics.
Chairs planning committees for high-profile events including Homecoming, Founders Day, and Spring Fling, planning and executing activities for alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Develops and executes plans and activities for alumni affinity groups (academic, special interest, professional affiliations, etc.), identifies and cultivates volunteer leadership, develops strategies for the success of each group.
Identifies and launches loyalty programs providing a benefit or service to alumni to cultivate volunteers and donors and generate income for alumni association programming.
Works with the Director of Development to ensure alumni records are current in order to locate and connect with them.
Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.
Contributes to the overall success of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations by working on special projects and performing all other duties and responsibility as assigned by the Head of Administrative Affairs.
Additional Salary Information: The position is for the academic year starting in August 2019. A salary commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and qualifications is paid to employees annually. Full time employees are eligible for our benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, tuition remission, professional development/education funds and the ability to participate in the school’s 403(b) retirement program.