Georgetown Preparatory School announces the position of Director of Alumni Relations to conceive, direct, manage, and implement a comprehensive alumni relations program for the School. The director will be responsible for assisting the leadership of the Alumni Association with strategic vision and leadership for its alumni body of over 5,700 with a particular emphasis on identifying, engaging and cultivating alumni.
The director will manage all functions of alumni relations, including working in partnership with the Alumni Association to craft and execute an Alumni Association annual plan; planning and running special events designed for alumni; and implementing services and activities that engage alumni and encourage participation in the life of the Georgetown Prep community.
The director is a member of the Development and Alumni Relations team.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Plan, implement, and promote alumni programs that support the Georgetown Prep's Strategic Plan as well as the goals of the Development and Alumni Relations office;
Establish and build relationships with alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally as appropriate; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, electronic newsletters, alumni web pages, and print publications;
Execute a communications program supporting alumni annual giving;
Recruit and develop class agents, event chairs, and Annual Fund chairs; regularly communicate with the chairs and provide support for their work;
Initiate, coordinate, and manage activities of the Alumni Association and other alumni volunteers;
Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records, capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), print and electronic correspondence, website, etc.;
Serve as point of contact for the Georgetown Prep Alumni Association (GPAA) and identify future volunteers for the committee;
Manage the GP Business Network and Student Alumni Association;
Partner with the Admissions Department to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process as appropriate;
Oversee and balance, in conjunction with the Director of Development, the budget for Alumni Relations; manage existing and/or supplementary alumni related programs, services and communications;
Raise funds for select special alumni projects and events including the Little Hoya Golf Classic;
Recruit alumni volunteers and manage and direct programs in which they are involved;
Serve as the contact person for alumni, parents, and others interested in information, services, and programs related to alumni;
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
Five to seven (5 to 7) years of experience in alumni relations, development, and/or a related field;
The demonstrated ability to strategize, implement, and build constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers;
Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment;
High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information;
Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines;
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated personal solicitation experience;
Strong computer skills and knowledge of database research and maintenance; experience with Veracross a plus;
Ability to work with students, as well as volunteers of all ages;
Must be able to travel and work evenings and weekends as warranted;
Familiarity with Catholic and Jesuit education is a plus.
All interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com Applicants received by October 30, 2018 will receive highest consideration.
About Georgetown Prep
Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory School is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory day and boarding school for young men in North Bethesda, Maryland. Georgetown Prep’s commitment to the 450 year-old Ignatian paradigm of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum emphasizes reflection, discernment, scholarly and programmatic excellence and personal responsibility. The curriculum exposes students to a breadth of knowledge and calls for critical evaluation and self-examination. Students are taught in small classes where they participate in active discussion with teachers and an atmosphere of genuine concern for the personal growth of the individual is fostered.