The Director of Alumni Engagement cultivates alumni engagement, affinity, and philanthropic support through volunteer management and fundraising, in-person and virtual events, and communications. They develop and shape strategic activities that are valued by Williston Northampton School alumni, sustain lifelong relationships between Williston and its alumni, inspire loyalty and financial support, strengthen Williston’s reputation, and involve alumni in meaningful activities to advance the school’s mission. In doing so, the Director will collaborate with Advancement colleagues and other Williston campus partners to support the multifaceted goals of alumni engagement and oversee the day-to-day activities related to their work including planning, budgeting, and staff development. As part of the role, the Director of Alumni Engagement will help imagine and create new initiatives or enhance existing ones that offer alumni access to a wide range of resources in ways that enrich their intellectual, professional, and personal lives.
Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, and five-plus years of experience in development and/or alumni relations and fundraising for education. Experience or familiarity with independent schools a plus. Candidates should possess high energy and enthusiasm to authentically promote Williston and serve as its ambassador to the alumni community; a demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff and volunteers; and be an active and genuine listener with excellent verbal and written communications skills; will have the ability to travel on behalf of the school.