Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

  • Brentwood School
  • Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Brentwood School inspires every student to:
Think critically and creatively.
Act ethically.
Shape a future with meaning.

 

BRENTWOOD SCHOOL

Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement

 

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is seeking an Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement to begin July 1, 2020.  Under the supervision of the Director of Alumni Engagement, this position assists with the development, implementation, and management of alumni and parent of alumni programs, activities and communications that deepen the School’s relationship with these important constituencies  The Assistant Director is responsible for conveying the vision that is developed in partnership with the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Head of School, and the Association leadership. This position works closely with the Director of Alumni Engagement and the Assistant Head of School to foster a culture of philanthropy in the alumni community.  In addition, this position cultivates and solicits alumni for gifts as appropriate.

 

Duties & Responsibilities including, but not limited to:                                    

  • Collaborates with the Alumni Engagement team to develop, plan, and implement a year-round program of events and activities (including arts, sports and social opportunities, reunion weekend, and more) directed at connecting with and cultivating alumni and parents of alumni
  • Develops and implements student/alumni programs that engage alumni and enrich the educational experience
  • Works with Alumni Engagement Associate to develop and manage the Young Alumni Network
  • Parents of Alumni
    • Identifies volunteer opportunities
    • Develops communications strategy
    • Creates events and programs
    • Facilitates parents of alumni care packages to their college students
  • Serves as resource to the Brentwood Alumni Association
  • Sits on the Master Calendar Committee

 

Fundraising

  • Supports the Director of Alumni Engagement in developing, implementing, and managing the alumni and alumni parents annual fund program (The Brentwood Fund)
  • Manages Poker Night Fundraiser for Alumni Endowment Fund for Financial Aid
  • Personally cultivates, solicits, and stewards alumni, as directed, who have the capacity to give to Brentwood
  • Collaborates with Alumni Engagement Associate to manage acknowledgement of all alumni and parent of alumni gifts

 

Research and Data

  • Conducts ongoing collection of attendance and feedback data for evaluation of program/event effectiveness
  • Oversees periodic surveys of alumni to update information and to assess their overall satisfaction with their Brentwood education
  • Oversees management of alumni database

 

Communications

  • Works collaboratively with the Director and the Communications team to develop and implement a communications plan that utilizes a variety of channels and media to stay in touch with alumni and alumni parents, including:
    • Calendar coordination
    • Announcements
    • Event Invitations
    • Newsletters
  • Ensures that School’s key themes and messages are incorporated into alumni and parent of alumni programs and activities
  • Provides articles related to alumni and parents of alumni for the School’s publications
  • Collaborates with Alumni Engagement Associate and Digital Media Manager on implementation of social media in alumni engagement
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Alumni Engagement or Senior Administrative Team, including some evenings and weekends

Required Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to articulate ideas clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Service oriented problem-solver, able to manage simultaneous demands with a willing, friendly attitude
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to maintain internal controls
  • Strong computer skills, including high competency with Microsoft Suite, database systems, email marketing programs, and social media. Preference given to those with knowledge of Raiser’s Edge
  • Experience with website management, design, and editing software preferred
  • Demonstrated collaboration on a team and cross-cultural competency

 

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in nonprofit, fundraising, event planning and/or an independent school setting preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required
  • Experience in volunteer management and support

 

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. For further information about Brentwood School, please visit the school’s website: www.bwscampus.com.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references electronically to:

Emily Ellis

Director of Alumni Relations

100 S. Barrington Place

Los Angeles, CA 90049

eellis@bwscampus.com

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree