The Alumnae Engagement Coordinator reports directly to the Director of Institutional Advancement and is a key member of the Advancement team. The Alumnae Engagement Coordinator serves as the first point of contact for alumnae seeking to be involved with the School and is responsible for proactively communicating the vision, mission and priorities of the School to alumnae by fostering, strengthening and maintaining connections with the School through such avenues as social media management and reunion gatherings and through assisting with committee work for the Alumnae Council. The Alumnae Engagement Coordinator is also responsible for soliciting financial support for the school.
The Alumnae Engagement Coordinator will work in concert with the other members of the Office of Institutional Advancement to further the mission of the School and to meet School priorities.
Cultivating, soliciting and stewarding Class Representatives and Reunion Chairs
Designing, implementing and facilitating Reunion Weekend and related reunion activities annually
Assisting with a Reunion Giving program that will focus on budget relieving and/or campaign gifts
Managing the social media and electronic communication strategies for the Office of Institutional Advancement in coordination with the Marketing/Communications department to include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the School website and advancement communications
Supporting the Annual Giving Coordinator in her work with the Alumnae Council
Assisting with the development of international alumnae engagement.
Participation and commitment to the residential student experience, including extracurricular activities, is an expectation.
No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties.
Bachelor’s degree is required.
Excellent oral and written communication.
Flexibility and initiative
Ability to work independently.
Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to build relationships with multiple constituencies.
High degree of discretion and confidentiality must be held.
Ability to organize and prioritize in order to meet deadlines and to respond promptly to alumnae.
Ability to multi-task on a regular basis.
Proficiency using technology applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Docs.
Experience with Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge, event planning, and fundraising is preferred.
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and fingerprint check.
Physical Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position an incumbent is required to regularly remain sedentary for long periods of time in meetings and while processing information and paper work both manually and on a computer. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing is required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
The employee uses hands and arms to reach and must be able to use fingers and hands to type and manipulate a computer keyboard and mouse. The requirements of the job include repetitive motions of the wrists, hands and/or fingers.
The employee is regularly required to listen, physically direct, and speak. Additionally, this position must be able to converse clearly in both written and oral communications, over a telephone and in person. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (typical office or administrative work).
Work hours may vary and include days, nights, and weekends. Position requires that a person travel independently and be able to travel by plane.
Occasionally, the employee may be required to lift up to 25 pounds, traverse uneven terrain and climb stairs while moving about campus, bend and stoop. Work hours may vary and include days, nights, and weekends.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet; however, variations in noise level may occur when the employee attends school functions such as assemblies, school dances, graduation and other events.
About Foxcroft School
Founded in 1914, Foxcroft School is a college-preparatory boarding and day school for girls in grades 9-12. The school is located on 500 acres in Middleburg, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C. It is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Foxcroft is, by design, a small, residential school. The 2014-15 student body is 72 percent boarding students with a total of 157 girls from 19 states, Washington D.C., and 15 foreign countries. Fifteen percent were U.S. students of color, 25 percent international students, and about 30 percent receive financial aid. Eighteen percent of the students are related to alumnae -- an impressive testament to the relationship between the School and its graduates.
Foxcroft curriculum offerings number 83 courses and 14 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as academic support through the Learning Center and the Math and English Labs. In in 2014, 25 students -- including six members of the (then) Junior Class, earned AP Scholar recognition from the College Board. Seven girls earned AP Scholar with Distinction Award status by achieving an average of at least 3.5 (out... of five) on all the AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more tests. Nationwide, only 22 percent of students who take AP Exams earn such recognition. (AP Scholars must earn a grade of three or higher on three or more AP Exams.)
The student:faculty ratio is 6:1 and 83 percent of the teaching faculty have advanced degrees. More than 80 percent of the faculty live on campus and all are available outside of class for extra help, review, and additional work. A diverse group, 16 percent of our classroom teachers are people of color/multiracial, and individual members have lived and worked all over the world, including Egypt, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.
Foxcroft is at the forefront of STEM education and inspiring girls to pursue these vital fields of study: More than 35 percent of its 2014 graduates chose STEM fields as their majors in college -- compared to 20 percent nationally. Science and Math faculty incorporate new teaching strategies, technologies, projects, and service learning into students’ lives and School facilities include STEM lab, an engineering workshop, an Animal Room and interactive whiteboards in every classroom. In addition, the Read Observatory houses a Newtonian-Cassegrain reflecting telescope, two 8-inch Celestron telescopes, and astrophotography and solar-observing accessories.