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Director of Alumni Relations

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
9 days ago

Description

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School is committed to support and expand the School's culture of philanthropy, and is seeking a Director of Alumni Relations to play a vital role in fulfilling this commitment. The Director is charged with meeting annual goals for fundraising, alumni engagement, and managing related events and fundraising programs. The Director of Alumni Relations reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement and works closely with Development staff in supporting school-wide development initiatives and special events.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Engagement and Stewardship:

  • Plan, assist, attend, and support regional, local, and on-site alumni engagement events (e.g., homecoming, reunions, etc.)
  • Ability to travel 15% of the time to visit alumni and host regional alumni events
  • Develop and/or expand affinity and young alumni programming
  • Engage and coordinate faculty and staff participation in alumni events (i.e., master classes, regional travel, etc.)
  • Assist with effective stewardship and recognition of individual donors, including print and electronic recognition, events, and personalized stewardship
  • Oversee and execute a robust reunion engagement program; manage a reunion giving program
  • Oversee and manage alumni recognition awards (i.e., athletic, arts, and distinguished), ceremonies, and events

Fundraising:

  • Plan, strategize, and organize annual alumni giving programs and campaigns
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual alumni donors
  • Maintain an active portfolio of alumni and alumni family donors for personal solicitations
  • Create and execute all digital annual giving appeals using multi-media platforms
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to assist with alumni giving programs and campaigns
  • Grow alumni giving participation and increase loyalty giving
  • Oversee, manage, and execute the senior class giving program

Communications:

  • Maintain a communication strategy in collaboration with communication office to ensure that alumni are informed and connected
  • Curate and manage the Alumni e-newsletter, alumni pages of the TorchBearer Magazine (i.e., class notes and profiles) and the School's website

Database and reporting:

  • Update and manage all alumni dashboards; ability to run reports, manage data, and ensure data accuracy
  • Work collaboratively with the Database Administrator to update alumni records on the database and on the portal, and to track all volunteer activities and attendance
  • Use outside databases (e.g., GiveCampus, LinkedIn) to gather data and support engagement and annual giving efforts.
  • Ensure constituent records are up to date and have all the correct biographical and gift information

Staff Support:

  • Staff the Alumni Board providing exceptional and timely materials, resources, and support
  • Attend all Advancement events; help to ensure successful execution of events and engagement activities
  • Attend select School-wide events to meet and interact with community members
  • Will be required to work evenings, weekends, and holiday weekends as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and volunteer management
  • CFRE designation or the ability to complete the CFRE designation program is strongly preferred.
  • The breadth of knowledge of annual giving programs and strategies
  • Proven track record cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects of four and five figure gifts
  • Broad experience working with a wide spectrum of volunteers and donors in an outward-facing capacity
  • Represent the School and the Advancement Office with the highest level of professionalism
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrates strong management and leadership skills
  • Creative thinking and eager to learn and seek new ways to engage with the School community and beyond
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Ability to interact well with a variety of people, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, be self-motivated, and work well in a team environment
  • Exemplify the highest level of understanding, knowledge, and confidentiality of donors' commitments and involvement with the School
  • Results-oriented commitment to departmental goals, with a high degree of initiative to motivate high-level donors and volunteers
  • Advanced interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Energy, curiosity, creativity, willingness to take initiative, and a strong enthusiasm for Annual Funds and advancement events
  • Computer fluency (Raisers Edge, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, at a minimum, and strong familiarity with web content management)
  • Ability to perform in a dynamic work environment, meeting multiple deadlines and successfully managing multiple projects at a time
  • Collaborative work style and comfort working with the advancement team, board members, parents, alumni, faculty and staff, and students

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 57833239
  • Location:
    Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Alumni Relations
  • Company Name: Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
  • Job Function: Other
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