Vermont Academy seeks a dynamic, experienced, creative, and organized individual to serve as the Director of Alumni Engagement. The Director of Alumni Engagement will report to the Assistant Head of School & Director of External Affairs and work closely with the Director of Annual Giving, the Director of Advancement Services & Stewardship, and the Director of Communications & Marketing to engage and communicate with alumni of all ages. S/he will develop and oversee all alumni programming, including Reunion, regional and campus events, and is responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers, including the Alumni Council and its committees, and alumni Class Representatives. This is a full-time, twelve month position that includes travel, and weekend and evening work.
Bachelor's degree required
A minimum of three years of experience in development and/or alumni relations and fundraising education, preferably in independent schools
Proven success at networking and relationship building
Demonstrated success managing budgets
Comfort with relational databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge, and GiveCampus, as well as with social media (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn), and other technology
Proficiency in MS Office programs.
Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent organizational and presentation skills
Detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively
Creative problem solver
Possess great integrity and tact and able to maintain confidentiality
Highest ethical and professional standards
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an academic atmosphere
Ability to work evenings and/or weekends, as required by the position
Clear understanding of the mission, values, organization and traditions of an independent school
About Vermont Academy
Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is an independent boarding and day school, grades 9-12 plus PG, in southern Vermont.