In 1814 Emma Willard School was founded by a woman determined to map uncharted territory, to bring what was unknown to women and make it known, to find new ground, name it and claim it. Emma Hart Willard dared us to look within and see beyond. And in her spirit, we don’t feel bounded by others’ boundaries.
Our goal is to strengthen the connection and engagement with 8,000+ alumnae of Emma Willard School. We honor and celebrate their accomplishments and their voice as they represent the values of Emma Hart Willard in their personal and professional lives.
We seek a Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events who is responsible for leading Alumnae Relations programs to complement and support the mission of the School. As a key member in the School advancement effort, s/he is responsible for the overall administration of the Alumnae Relations Office, including strategic planning, fiscal management, and program development; and is accountable for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that engage our 8,000+ alumnae and provide tangible benefits to alumnae. This is a hands-on and creative role, based at our campus in Troy, NY and reports to the Head of Advancement.
Using data and analysis from a recent Alumnae Survey, and serving as an ambassador for the School, the Director is charged with creating and maintaining pathways for alumnae participation that advance the goals of the School; working closely with alumnae who are interested in providing professional expertise and volunteer service to their alma mater; collaborating with colleagues in the administrative; facilitating a robust and meaningful Alumnae Reunion Weekend program; partnering with Advancement colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumnae giving; and serving as a liaison between the Alumnae Association Council and the administrative leadership. The Director will also lead and coordinate other campus events, including Commencement, Family Weekend, Revels Receptions, Spring Showcase, and other related programs.
Emma Willard School is seeking a strong, experienced and effective communicator and collaborator. Candidates should have demonstrated mastery of translating goals into programs and initiatives. S/he should be ambitious, strategic, creative, and imaginative thinkers who thrive in a fast-paced, close-knit community and be willing to travel on behalf of the school.
Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, preparatory boarding and day high school for girls. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.
About Emma Willard School
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Ca...pital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.