The alumni relations & affinity officer is passionate about creating opportunities for Wellington alumni, parents of alumni, and grandparents to be actively engaged in the current life of the school. This gregarious person will establish and nurture individual relationships through one-to-one contact, while executing a broad communication and event plan that embraces our 1,000+ alumni, as well as our parents of alumni and grandparents. As the chief liaison to our Alumni Advisory Board, this role ignites strong volunteer leadership, empowering passionate graduates of Wellington to give back, and impact the future of their alma mater. This advocate will proudly celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni through esteemed awards, and shining spotlights on those who have left our doors to truly shape the world. The joy of a vocation in K-12 education brings opportunity to be engaged in the community of upper school students, as they prepare to make the leap from student to alumnus or alumna. Playing an active role in Wellington’s Development program, this position further develops our culture of gratitude and philanthropy by executing several pillar community events.
Essential Job Functions
Build relationships with alumni.
Lead the work of the Alumni Advisory Board, supporting their College Counseling Advisory Committee, Alumni Weekend Committee, and Alumni Engagement Committee.
Lead the nomination process, selection, and celebration of the Distinguished Alumni Award and Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
Support faculty in bringing Wellington students on field trips hosted by alumni, in bringing alumni on campus to speak to classes, clubs, as well as special events, and for alumni volunteer opportunities.
Author dynamic quarterly alumni newsletter and alumni content for each issue of The Jag magazine.
Manage the alumni Facebook page and LinkedIn group.
Coordinate alumni events.
Engage alumni through participation in school events.
Execute key development events.
Creativity, enthusiasm, flexibility, initiative, high-energy level, and sense of humor
Sincere enjoyment in connecting with individuals and cultivating relationships
Two years or more of professional experience, preferably in the field of alumni relations and/or advancement in an independent school
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
Strong attention to detail
Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
Ability to manage challenging situations and communicate with internal stakeholders
Evidence of event management experience
Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms as a communication tool
Expertise in Microsoft Office and experience with data management systems
Ability to work nights and weekends as needed; some holidays included
We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.
Interested and qualified candidates should send materials to Laurie Beth Sweeney, director of development, at email@example.com by Wednesday, August 14.
The Wellington School guides all children to discover and cultivate their inherent genius in every dimension of life--intellectual, social, emotional, aesthetic and physical–by establishing a diverse, inclusive and safe environment that fosters educational excellence, prioritizes deep individual inquiry, ignites curiosity and creativity, promotes social responsibility and prepares students to lead in an evolving global community.