Alumni Engagement Officer
Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
Summary: Tabor Academy seeks an Alumni Engagement Officer to develop alumni programming with a focus on young alumni (1-15 years out), create robust engagement opportunities for all alumni, manage and increase young alumni participation in the Fund for Tabor, develop and grow a class agent program, and increase young alumni reunion attendance and giving. This position will report to the Associate Director of Advancement and partner with the Director of the Fund for Tabor and Director of Alumni Relations. This is a full-time, 12-month, salaried position. The ideal candidate will have experience in building and growing programs in Advancement, as well as identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, recruiting and motivating volunteers, and inspiring alumni engagement across constituencies.
Reports to: Associate Director of Advancement
Responsibilities include: Working within the Alumni Relations realm and the Fund for Tabor program
- Lead the development, planning, and execution of young alumni programming and events.
- Encourage broader engagement opportunities through affinity and special interest groups.
- Leverage existing events to facilitate and bolster alumni engagement. Oversee a young alumni committee that serves Tabor’s most recent graduates with programs and communications designed to meet their unique needs and perspective on the school and the world at large.
- Serve as a liaison between the Advancement Office and alumni leadership to develop, coordinate, and communicate individual class plans and engagement strategies.
- In partnership with the Director of Alumni Relations and the Director of Equity and Inclusion, implement an affinity and interests-based alumni engagement strategy.
- Lead acquisition and engagement strategies for Tabor’s online engagement and networking platforms.
- In partnership with the Communications and Marketing team, develop content for social media channels that resonate with young alumni.
- Work with the Special Events Coordinator to execute successful reunion programming for alumni in reunions cycles – 5th through 15th.
Fund for Tabor:
- Manage the Fund for Tabor young alumni volunteer organization. Identify, recruit, train, steward, and retain class, decade, and reunion volunteers (1-15 years out) with a focus on increasing young alumni participation in the Fund for Tabor and reunion attendance and giving.
- Lead the Advancement team’s efforts in Tabor’s annual Day of Giving through its design, implementation, and execution.
- Manage a portfolio of annual giving prospects and donors. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward young alumni through regular personal contact, written appeals, follow-up, outreach, special events, and face-to-face meetings. Lead strategic young alumni outreach, initiatives, and solicitations.
- Assist with the production of Fund for Tabor collateral pieces and outreach strategies, including solicitations, appeals, and volunteer communications and training.
- Travel occasionally for regional events, prospect cultivation, donor solicitations, and alumni stewardship and volunteer management.
- Execute young alumni outreach and stewardship initiatives in coordination and consultation with the Director of Stewardship.
- Utilize Raiser’s Edge to track visits, produce contact notes, code relationships, and conduct appropriate follow up. Work to maintain the accuracy, integrity, and institutional memory of the school’s database.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills and Requirements:
- 3-5 years of experience working in a fast-paced Advancement office with an emphasis on alumni engagement and fundraising, project management, and donor relations. Broad knowledge of best practices in annual giving and alumni relations.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A demonstrated track record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously, and the flexibility necessary to adjust in the moment as the needs of the job may fluctuate.
- Work independently on projects, as well as collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a professional team, while maintaining a positive attitude. Must be exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
- Possess outstanding interpersonal, writing and communications skills, characterized by the ability to listen skillfully and act with a strong customer-centered mindset.
- Strong managerial and leadership skills, especially in volunteer management.
- Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge Classic and NXT, Google products, Zoom, Microsoft Word and Excel, social media platforms, and BoostMySchool and Graduway platforms.
- Familiarity with independent schools and an understanding of the role of Advancement work in support of independent school education are a plus.
- Perform other duties as required and assigned by the Associate Director of Advancement and Director of Advancement.
Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.