Director of Alumni/ae Engagement

Administrator / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: Fall 2022

Department: Advancement Office                   

Job Summary:

BB&N is seeking a Director of Alumni/ae Engagement. Working closely with a dynamic advancement team and Head of School, this individual will be responsible for developing strategic, creative, and content-driven programs that strengthen and promote new and meaningful connections with BB&N alumni/ae while elevating the visibility of BB&N throughout the alumni/ae community. Working closely with the Alumni/ae Council, the Director will support and collaborate with a range of alumni/ae affinity groups and engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion work with an emphasis on building an inclusive and welcoming community among BB&N’s diverse and global alumni/ae. This individual will also oversee the Associate Director of Alumni/ae Programs. 

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the strategic direction and operations of the Alumni/ae Office including program, volunteer relations, budget, and staff.
  • Responsible for volunteer recruitment and management for the Alumni/ae Council, its subcommittees, and other volunteer groups as needed. Will serve as the primary staff liaison for Alumni/ae Council members and other key volunteers.
  • Set long-term alumni/ae engagement goals in the context of the school’s Bright Bold Next comprehensive campaign.
  • Work with academic departments, the arts, and athletics to enhance alumni/ae programming.
  • Actively support groups such as the LGBTQIA+ affinity group, the alumni/ae of color network, and the BB&N Reconciliation Project.
  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Alumni/ae Programs to oversee the planning of regional and on-campus alumni/ae events. 
  • Conduct regular alumni/ae visits relating to discovery, cultivation, and stewardship.
  • Evaluate and develop an appropriate and meaningful reunion program that aligns with and supports broader alumni/ae engagement strategy.
  • Collaborate with the communications department on the content and publishing of our Alumni/ae magazine, the Bulletin.
  • Provide staff support to the Head of School, Chief Advancement Officer, and other administrators at events across the country. 
  • Collaborate with and oversee the Associate Director of Alumni/ae Programs
  • Oversee the alumni/ae website content and the online community directory to ensure that information is updated in a timely fashion.
  • Work closely with the Director of Digital Engagement on social media sites related to alumni/ae.

Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of Alumni/ae Program work. A Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree is preferred.

In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:

  • Commitment to working in and fostering an inclusive community.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Strong attention to detail is necessary; must be well organized and have the ability to manage a number of projects and priorities simultaneously.  
  • Must have a proven ability to motivate, engage, and work with a wide variety of constituencies.  
  • Must be a self-starter and possess the ability to work effectively as a team member and independently.  
  • Must be able to handle confidential information with sound judgment and discretion.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and occasionally work weekends and evenings required.
  • Strong computer skills and database experience are required.

About Buckingham Browne & Nichols:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is a day school that engages students in grades Pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help qualified students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age and developmentally appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.

BB&N is committed to becoming an anti-racist institution. This commitment is integral to the mission and vision of the School. BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all. The different perspectives and experiences of our students define the fabric of our community and contribute to the growth of the individuals who call BB&N their alma mater and shape the classroom and extracurricular experiences. To have classmates and friends who are different from oneself, to come to truly know the background, experiences, and beliefs of a new friend is to learn more deeply about oneself and our world. There is no more important attribute in the preparation for global citizenship.

The vibrancy and vitality we feel in the classrooms, hallways, stages and playing fields of BB&N derive from the people who are here. At its root are the varied interests and experiences, the different backgrounds, cultures, religions, views, and perspectives that our students and faculty bring to their classes and families bring to myriad activities. Each of us adds to the richness of another’s experience. Working and playing together teaches us lifelong lessons about appreciating, knowing and understanding, and learning from each other.

To Apply:  

Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, and Reference List. Please include your connection to BB&N’s mission and values in your cover letter.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. Because we serve students, many of whom are not eligible for vaccination due to their age, we require all employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus with the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before commencing employment. Documentation showing vaccination status will be required as part of the application process.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender