Alumnae/i and Family Engagement Coordinator

Staff / Full-Time

Burke Mountain Academy, Burke, VT

 Alumnae/i and Family Engagement Coordinator

Burke Mountain Academy, an elite ski academy in East Burke, Vermont, provides passionate ski racers the opportunity to pursue their limitless academic and athletic potential in a community based on trust. BMA embraces an ethos in which hard work is held in the highest esteem, and risking failure and learning from success provides exceptional preparation for life beyond Burke.

 

Burke Mountain Academy is seeking a passionate and energetic professional to join the BMA Advancement Team to plan and implement programs and communications to strategically engage alumnae/i and families. Candidates should also be enthusiastic about participating in the life of an active boarding school.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities: 

  • Establish and build relationships with BMA’s wide range of alumnae/i (locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally).
  • Establish and build relationships with BMA families (locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally).
  • Develop, manage, and execute a strategic plan and calendar for alumnae/i and family engagement that supports the mission of BMA, encourages meaningful involvement and volunteer opportunities, including but not limited to networking events, communications, and programs. 
  • Collaborate with the Dir. of Advancement and key alumnae/i volunteers to help to establish and serve as a liaison for BMA’s Alumni Association.
  • Be a contributing member of BMA’s Advancement Team with the specific responsibility for increasing alumnae/i participation in the school’s fundraising initiatives, including identifying and qualifying alumnae/i prospects for gifts, promoting alumnae/i support, and stewardship of alumnae/i. 
  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Coordinator in the development of alumnae/i and parent communications plans within BMA’s comprehensive marketing and communications strategy. 
  • Partner with the Development Assistant to ensure accurate and current alumnae/i database records (contact & biographical information, career information, correspondence, engagement activity, etc.). 
  • Collaborate with the Director of Enrollment to create pathways for alumnae/i to support BMA’s enrollment efforts. 
  • Partner with BMA’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator on the content and management of BMA’s social media pages to promote and monitor engagement (i.e., LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook). 

Additional duties and responsibilities: 

  • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events
  • Willingness to travel periodically for BMA events and alumnae/i and family engagement activities 
  • Enthusiasm about participating in the life of an active and dynamic boarding school, which requires adaptability, collaboration, humor, and a willingness to interact with students. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 3-5 years of relevant development and/or alumni relations experience
  • Alumnae/i of BMA or mission-aligned ski academies are encouraged to apply
  • Dynamic interpersonal communication skills to work with a broad range of constituents
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards

Start date: Summer 2022

Please email cover letter and resume to Director of Advancement Jenny Bruell Fisher at jbruellfisher@burkemtnacademy.org

Burke Mountain Academy

Burke, VT
Middle School, High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender