The Institutional Advancement department at Saint Michael’s College is inviting applications for the Director for Alumni and Family Engagement position. This position will report to the Executive Director of Institutional Advancement and will serve as a member of the Institutional Advancement management team to assist with departmental goal setting, organizational planning, and strategy development to realize operational and philanthropic goals. This role will develop and oversee a robust, multi-faceted alumni and family engagement program designed to build and sustain lifelong relationships with a large number of constituents who support the College’s philanthropic, enrollment, career education, and engagement goals. The successful candidate will leverage their deep understanding of campus culture, the student experience, and the community its members strive to create to build new and strengthen current alumni and donor relationships.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Responsible for the planning and execution of 70+ annual events, including large-scale events such as Reunion Weekend and Alumni and Family Weekend
- Travels and meets with alumni, parents, friends, and corporate contacts to engage them in Saint Michael’s community, including soliciting for annual gifts
- Recruits, manages, and stewards volunteers, including Alumni Board of Directors
- Utilizes multiple communication channels to keep alumni, parents, and friends up to date on what’s happening at the College
- Works with campus partners for collaborative and mutually beneficial programming opportunities
- Helps to create an environment of learning about, valuing, encouraging, and supporting differences
This position will require regular work hours, as well as evening, weekend, and holiday times. Travel is required.
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Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.
Applicants must have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Supervisory experience preferred
- Volunteer management experience is ideal
- Familiarity with Microsoft Office products
- Familiarity with donor management and or customer relationship management systems
- The ability to successfully pass driving record check. For criteria please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix
An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background and driving record check.
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:
- Cover letter including a statement articulating your approaches and experience facilitating and managing alumni and family relations based on the ideas and principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging. Saint Michael’s College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and every member of the Institutional Advancement team has an important role to play in that commitment
For full consideration, please submit all materials by February 10, 2023.
Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.
Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.
At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.
Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.
Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.