Director of Parent and Alumni Engagement
Landmark School, Beverly, MA
Office of Institutional Advancement
Job Title: Director of Parent and Alumni Engagement
Office or Division: Institutional Advancement
Reports to: Director of Institutional Advancement
Mission and Background
Landmark is a coeducational, multi-campus, approved Massachusetts Chapter 766 Private Day and Boarding school enrolling students in grades 2-12 diagnosed with dyslexia or another language-based learning disability (LBLD). These fall under the broader category of specific learning disabilities (SLD). Landmark’s unique, individualized approach empowers students to reach their academic and social potential.
In April 2021, Landmark School publicly announced a historic fundraising campaign, 50 Forward in support of its strategic plan. 50 Forward is a $20M comprehensive campaign focused on three priorities; the Landmark Fund (annual fund), endowment for financial aid, and endowment for faculty support. Landmark aims to reach its fundraising goals for this effort by spring 2022, in alignment with, and recognition of, the retirement of long-serving Head of School, Bob Broudo.
The Director of Parent and Alumni Engagement is responsible for the management and execution of current parent and alumni engagement programs at Landmark School, ensuring that the School is achieving its goals to enhance parent and alumni philanthropy and volunteerism supported by platforms such as the Landmark Parents’ Association and Alumni Council. The Director of Parent and Alumni Engagement is an experienced fundraising professional with a successful track record of volunteer management, cultivating, soliciting, and closing individual gifts, and building and sustaining positive relationships with a wide variety of constituents. A member of a six-person Advancement team, the Director of Parent and Alumni Engagement is collaborative, strategic, and results-driven and enjoys working within a dynamic mission-focused organization.
- Manage and grow a portfolio of mid-level prospects and donors. This includes proactively cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts for the annual fund and 50 Forward Campaign priorities.
- Serve as an administrative resource for current parents for School-related topics outside of the scope of academics, student life, and admissions. Become knowledgeable and versed in school programs and procedures, the admission profile and funding models, the Outreach Program, and various other aspects of school operations in order to appropriately answer a wide variety of questions and guide solutions.
- Serve as the primary administrative contact to the Landmark Parent’s Association (LPA). Work with the LPA’s elected officers to facilitate their events and programs, including but not limited to, in-person and virtual meetings, educational programs, officer elections, and a senior scholarship award. Liaise with campus leadership to support and manage all LPA activity.
- Plan and execute other (non-LPA sponsored) current parent events and programs, including in-person events on campus and in key cities within and outside of New England, as well as virtual events.
- Drive a comprehensive set of Landmark alumni engagement programs that connect alumni to one another and to the school’s mission and priorities.
- Lead and facilitate the Alumni Council, a group of alumni volunteers who drive and promote alumni engagement programs and events. Work with the Alumni Council to annually fund and award a senior scholarship.
- Manage the annual Senior Class giving campaign as well as all other current student philanthropy education programs in partnership with High School faculty representatives.
- Partner with the Communications and Marketing team to create and share written and digital content as it relates to Alumni and Parent constituencies.
- Utilize the record management system (Raiser’s Edge) to support all work and appropriately document interactions with constituents.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience
- Established record of personal fundraising solicitations, portfolio management, volunteer management, and writing in a development context
- Strong commitment to quality work, customer service, and high productivity
- Sensitivity, good judgment, relationship-building skills, and overall standards of excellence in communicating with constituents in person, by phone and video conference, and through written correspondence. Skilled in diplomacy, tact, maturity, discretion, and the ability to maintain confidentiality
- Meticulous organizational, project, and time-management skills.
- Ability to think critically and creatively while multitasking in a highly collaborative atmosphere.
- Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends, as needed
- Experience in Google Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge (or comparable CRM).
Note: Landmark School’s Advancement team is currently working full time, in person at the administration offices at Landmark’s campus in Beverly, Mass.
Landmark School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package offered.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the address below. Applications will be accepted by August 11, 2021.
Office of Institutional Advancement
Attn: Michelle Granese
P.O. Box 227
Prides Crossing, MA 01965