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Manager of Alumni Relations

Greens Farms Academy

March 13, 2018
Job location:
Greens Farms, Connecticut

Full Time - Administration
Job Category:
Alumni Relations


This position's primary responsibility is to manage, strengthen and grow the relationship between GFA and its community of approximately 3,000 alumni, with the goal of increasing engagement and ultimately giving to the school. The Manager of Alumni Relations reports to the Director of Advancement and Community Relations.

Goals and Expectations
The Manager of Alumni Relations is expected to:
   » Draft, implement and manage a comprehensive alumni and parent relations program;
   » Identify and develop new opportunities to build a stronger community of GFA alumni by improving their sense of connection to the school and with each other;
   » Increase alumni participation in Annual Giving and increase total giving from alumni to the school; and
   » Identify and cultivate potential alumni donors of major and planned gifts.

Specific Job responsibilities:
Alumni Engagement Management
   » Create a series of opportunities for alumni all over the country to gather;
   » Collaborate with the Director of Donor Relations to create a travel program for new Head of School, in geographic areas where there are concentrations of GFA alumni and past parents, to enhance relationships;
   » supervise all aspects of on- and off-campus alumni events and maintain a “master” calendar for alumni;
   » Create opportunities for Alumni to interact with the School through mentorship programs and speaker series;
   » Create, implement and manage young alumni programs that maintain GFA’s connection to its youngest alumni;
   » supervise the Alumni Council, including organization and administration of meetings;
   » Working in concert with the Marketing and Communications department, manage all print and electronic communication for alumni and past parents, including alumni information in the GFA Magazine, e-newsletters, and event invitations;
   » supervise alumni focused platforms including social media accounts, the alumni webpage and alumni newsletters; and
   » Survey landscape of peer schools and develop new methods to communicate with all alumni constituencies to increase engagement and giving.

Alumni Giving
   » Working closely with the Manager of Annual Giving, create and manage an alumni and past parent giving program, including appeals, phone calls, and meetings;
   » Recruit, train and retain alumni fundraising volunteer group(s);
   » In collaboration with the Manager of Annual Giving, design and implement a program to encourage and increase leadership abilities level gift to Annual Giving;
   » Implement a Reunion giving program;
   » Design and implement a program to encourage young alumni giving, including creation of a Young Alumni Giving Club and a senior class giving program; and
   » Work closely with Director of Donor Relations on stewardship of alumni and past parent donors.

Planned Giving
   » In collaboration with Director of Advancement, design, coordinate, and implement a comprehensive planned giving program that includes strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of planned giving prospects;
   » Collaborate with the Director of Advancement and the Advancement Committee Chair to develop a strategy for encouraging all Trustees to become members of the Quisque Pro Omnibus Legacy Society;
   » In collaboration with the Director of Advancement, identify and manage a portfolio of planned giving prospects;
   »With the support of the Marketing and Communications department, design and implement a comprehensive planned giving marketing program to include creation of a Quisque Pro Omnibus Legacy Society brochure;
   » In collaboration with the Director of Donor Relations, establish and maintain communication with identified donors of planned gifts;
   »supervise all aspects of the Quisque Pro Omnibus Legacy Society, including planning and scheduling events, maintaining donor lists, design and production of logo and collateral materials, etc.;
   » supervise recordkeeping and gift acknowledgment process for all planned gifts; and
   » Create and maintain an inventory of gift expectancies to include type, purpose, and documentation when available.

   » Manage Alumni Relations budget;
   » Maintain oversight of alumni records in database;
   » Work to improve data flow from the School to the alumni records; and
   »Perform other tasks as requested.

Appropriate qualifications:
   » Bachelor’s degree and minimum of four (4+) years in advancement or development function, preferably in an independent school;
   » Excellent communication and interpersonal expertise, together with the capability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues all over the School, alumni, other constituents and the public
   » Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational expertise
   » Flexibility and initiative, as well as the capability to work independently, combined with the expertise for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals
   » High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
   » capability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
   » capability to travel and work evenings
   » Superior interpersonal and written communications expertise and an appreciation for the School’s mission;
   » Highly proficient expertise of Windows, Microsoft Office and Senior Systems, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge.

FLSA Status:

Typical Level of Interaction:
This position requires strong interaction with all school personnel as well as various service providers.

Other Appropriate qualifications:
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check and TB screening.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to prosperously perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to execute the essential functions. While performing the tasks of this job, the employee is regularly required to listen, physically direct, and speak. The employee is required to stand; walk; climb stairs; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is also required to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 15 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and capability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to execute the essential functions.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to E-Mail: with “Alumni” as subject. No phone calls please.

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