A Concord Academy education unfolds over a lifetime and requires ongoing partnership between the school and the alumnae/i community. The incredible growth of CA’s Annual Fund and the reinvigoration of the Alumnae/i Association demonstrates the investment of the entire community and the growing momentum as we approach the school’s Centennial. It’s an exciting time to be part of Concord Academy, propelling it forward into the next 100 years and beyond.
A full-time, year round position, the Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Program Coordinator plays an integral role on the Advancement and Engagement team, working to support near-term and long-range fundraising and engagement goals. The successful candidate will have an interest in learning the fundamentals of fundraising and alumnae/i engagement, combined with a creative and collaborative spirit.
Volunteer management and basic Annual Fund support are the centerpieces of this important work. The successful candidate will demonstrate proven people skills and have an interest in working with a variety of constituencies to grow the Annual Fund and develop and strengthen individual connections to CA. As the incumbent proves proficient in the primary responsibilities of the position, this role offers growth opportunities (e.g., managing a portfolio of annual giving prospects, directing Reunion programming and managing regional events).
- Establish and build productive working relationships with alumnae/i locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally; serve as an ambassador to 5,000 alumnae/i worldwide with particular focus on the young alumnae/i community.
- Collaborate with the Director of Engagement and Director of the Annual Fund to manage the CAYAC (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Community) program, educating young alumnae/i about CA network, engaging CAYAC in fundraising and programming efforts, recruiting and managing volunteers; additionally, nurture a culture of philanthropy by recruiting, educating and engaging current students and student volunteers in the importance of supporting the school through campus campaigns, thank-a-thons, and other related programs.
- The CA Annual Fund is a critical focus of this role. The incumbent will work closely with the Director of the Annual Fund to assist with fundraising efforts for the school, including cultivating alumnae/i volunteers, creating Annual Fund appeals, managing giving days, partnering on CAYAC programs (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Community) and supporting other activities in order to meet annual fundraising goals.
- Actively manage a robust Class Secretary program including the compilation and submission of class notes; coordinate all aspects of Class Secretary communications.
- Partner with the Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Programs Officer and the Marketing and Communications Office to develop and maintain regular, meaningful communications with all constituents via email, CA’s website, print communications, and social media; primary liaison between the school and outside communications vendors; serve as the driver of social media campaigns and activity.
- Assist in the planning and coordination of events and programs (e.g., reunion weekend, local and regional receptions, stewardship events, and other special occasions).
- Provide analytical support to determine annual goal setting and appeal segmentation, inform marketing and appeal coordination and produce metric and performance reporting.
- Provide support for meetings and events by assisting with the preparation, research and gathering of materials and information, and drafting, editing, and proofreading correspondence.
- Other duties as assigned.
Job Skill and Competency Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree required;
- Minimum of 1-3 years of related experience;
- Willingness to embrace CA’s culture and be a visible member of the community.
- Demonstrated fundraising experience with a keen understanding of best practices in annual giving.
- Proven ability to work strategically, thoughtfully, and purposely with volunteers.
- Customer service-oriented with superb interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with all stakeholders in support of shared goals.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Attention to detail with strong time management, organizational and project management skills.
- Familiarity with social media platforms and other communications tools.
- Proven administrative skills to include ability to organize and prioritize tasks with initiative, sound judgement, independent thought, and precise attention to detail and a high degree of integrity, dependability, and professionalism.
- Proven resourcefulness in finding appropriate solutions to complex problems (operational and administrative); takes initiative in implementing solutions or making recommendations;
- High degree of integrity, dependability, use of sound judgment, diplomacy and resourcefulness, with a strong work ethic combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, and creative thinking; flexibility and ability to adjust to a dynamic environment with grace and positivity; ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters, including those related to sensitive donor relations.
- Ability to travel, and work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Database experience, proficient in MS Access, Excel, and Word; and ability to learn new software. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Director of Advancement & Engagement
Subject Line: Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Programs Coordinator