A Concord Academy education unfolds over a lifetime and requires ongoing partnership between the school and the alumnae/i community. The incredible growth of CA’s Annual Fund and the reinvigoration of the Alumnae/i Association demonstrates the investment of the entire community and the growing momentum as we approach the school’s Centennial. It’s an exciting time to be part of Concord Academy, propelling it forward into the next 100 years and beyond.
A full-time, year round position, the Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Program Officer plays an integral role on the Advancement and Engagement team, working to achieve near-term and long-range fundraising and engagement goals. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in fundraising and alumnae/i engagement basics, combined with a creative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative spirit.
Volunteer management is a centerpiece of this important work. Working closely with the Advancement and Engagement team and colleagues across the school, this externally-facing role will identify, recruit, and steward CA alumnae/i as partners and advocates on behalf of Concord Academy. As the incumbent proves proficient in the primary responsibilities of the position, this role offers growth opportunities (e.g., managing a portfolio of annual giving prospects, directing Reunion programming and managing regional events).
Establish and build productive working relationships with alumnae/i locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally; serve as an ambassador to 5,000 alumnae/i worldwide.
The CA Annual Fund is a critical focus for this role. The incumbent will work closely with the Director of the Annual Fund to assist with fundraising efforts for the school, including identifying and cultivating alumnae/i volunteers, creating Annual Fund appeals, managing giving days, partnering on CAYAC programs (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Community) and supporting other activities in order to meet annual fundraising goals.
CA’s Reunion Program is also a critical focus for this role. This includes oversight and management of reunion programming and logistics, volunteer management (program and fundraising), and communications.
Work closely with colleagues to advance the goals of the Alumnae/i Steering Committee. This includes supporting its co-chairs and sub-committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members, the school, and the alumnae/i body.
Plan, manage, promote, and execute alumnae/i and community programs and other special events that support the school’s mission and fundraising goals.
Serve as primary liaison with the Marketing and Communications Office to develop and maintain regular, meaningful communications with all constituents via email, CA’s website, print communications, and social media; partner with the Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Programs Coordinator to manage outside vendors.
Interest in managing a portfolio of annual giving prospects and volunteers, engaging individuals, and inviting them to invest in CA’s mission through unrestricted annual support.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Competencies and Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required.
A minimum of 4-7 years of relevant experience.
Willingness to embrace CA’s culture and be a visible member of the community.
Demonstrated fundraising experience with a keen understanding of best practices in annual giving.
Proven ability to work strategically, thoughtfully, and purposely with volunteers.
Customer service-oriented with superb interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with all stakeholders in support of shared goals.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Attention to detail with strong time management, organizational and project management skills.
High degree of integrity, dependability, use of sound judgment, diplomacy and resourcefulness, with a strong work ethic combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, and creative thinking; flexibility and ability to adjust to a dynamic environment with grace and positivity; ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters, including those related to sensitive donor relations.
Ability to travel, and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Database experience, proficient in MS Access, Excel, and Word; and ability to learn new software. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Director of Advancement and Engagement
Subject Line: Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Programs Officer
About Concord Academy
Concord Academy, an independent college preparatory school for grades 9 through 12 located in Concord, Massachusetts, anticipates a full-time teaching opening in its Science Department beginning in the fall of 2019.
Founded in 1922, Concord Academy is a renowned independent high school for individuals who go on to make their mark on the world. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students thrive in partnership with talented educators, encouraged to find their voices and discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, musicians, and athletes. With just shy of 400 boarding and day students, the CA community is vibrant, close-knit, and enlivened by a rigorous curriculum with wide-as-you-can-dream opportunities. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.