The Assistant Director of Alumnae Engagement manages all aspects of alumnae engagement program including engagement and solicitation of alumnae for the Stuart Fund and other giving opportunities. In addition, s/he will collaborate with other development and leadership staff in designing engagement strategies that promote the mission of the School and invite lifelong engagement of our alumnae. Working closely with colleagues in Advancement, Admissions and Academic Divisions, the Assistant Director will ensure growing and meaningful participation from current students and alumnae in the Stuart Fund, publications, Board leadership and with our students.
All members of the Stuart administration, faculty and staff are expected to work together to create an educational environment where the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart are lived and where all are committed to educate to:
A personal and active faith in God
A deep respect for intellectual values
A social awareness which impels to action
The building of community as a Christian value
Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom
Develop and execute an annual calendar of engagement and mentorship
Establishes a robust reunion engagement and giving program, increasing dollar and donor participation.
Identify and develop creative digital, virtual and in-person opportunities and programs to foster alumnae connections.
Plan and execute Alumnae Monitor its success and consistently strive to increase attendance and the benefits of attendance for the participants.
Collaborates with the Associate Director of Community Engagement and Annual Giving in providing administrative support to the Alumnae Board.
Plan and implement regional or local events as appropriate including to Little Christmas, 100 Days, Alumnae Induction, Alumnae Day, and regional and affinity gatherings and programs
Partners with the Associate Director of Communications in developing effective contact with alumnae through social networking tools, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube, and the Stuart Responsible for all e-communications to alumnae.
Collaborates with key academic units and programs including the Director of the National Center for Girls’ Leadership at Stuart, Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion and academic leadership to support mentorship and facilitate student to alumnae connections including events and programming.
Oversees the development and maintenance of the Alumnae Gallery including the Barbara Boggs Sigmund Award and Athletic Hall of Fame (in partnership with Department of Athletics).
Writes, develops and disseminates alumnae communications including quarterly alumnae newsletter, class communications and important announcements.
Maintains records of alumnae updates, milestones and celebrations to be shared in
Develops and updates alumnae webpages including alumnae
Coordinate connections with the Society of the Sacred Heart Alumnae
Manage a portfolio of 25+ alumnae donors with the capacity to make a leadership level gift to the Stuart Fund or other giving opportunity.
Work closely with the Associate Director of Community Engagement and Annual Giving to collaborate on donor prospects.
Oversees Stuart’s Alumnae Philanthropic Circle and Alumnae Campaign Sub-Committee, which actively engages alumnae in a culture of philanthropy and engagement in the life of school through solicitations and programming designed to further the work of women’s
Drafts acknowledgement and stewardship letters for gifts to the Stuart
Develops engaging stewardship practices through annual reports, impact reports and events to deepen alumnae donor connection.
Assists in execution of annual Founders Reception and Sophie
Prepares stewardship materials and copy for annual
Plans, prepares and participates in development events as
Assists in execution of annual Founders Reception and Sophie
Utilizes wealth screenings to compile and rate prospect
Attends development and non-development events in order to cultivate constituent
Other duties as assigned by the Associate, Director of Development and Head of
The Assistant Director shall possess the following qualities and qualification:
Must possess excellent writing, interpersonal, and verbal skills with the capacity to deal with the School community with poise and kindness.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s
A minimum of three years of experience in development, alumnae engagement or non-profit management. Direct experience with fundraising is preferred.
Experience managing staff or
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications, including: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google tools.
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge donor management system or crowd-funding platforms
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing
Must possess the ability to work independently as part of a small, close-knit
Willingness to work nights and weekends as
This position requires employees to work on-site with some off-campus travel
The ability to lift 25 pounds
This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Stuart seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community and candidates who demonstrate skills in advancement and leadership practices, and a dedication to working in a diverse community. The school seeks candidates who:
Communicate effectively with diverse populations
Create an inclusive work and community environment
Engage in professional development opportunities to further develop inclusive teaching and leadership practices
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