The Alumni Director is an essential member of the Development team. The primary responsibility of the Alumni Director is to design, plan, and implement Park’s alumni programming and outreach in order to engage over 4000 Park alumni in the life of the school, strengthen relationships with the alumni community, and serve these alumni in their post-Park lives. The Alumni Director oversees all alumni events, including Alumni Weekend and Reunions, Park’s “On the Road” events, and other in person and virtual alumni gatherings. The Alumni Director is responsible for multiple digital and print channels of alumni communications, including managing and growing Bruin Connect, Park’s networking and mentoring platform. The Alumni Director assists with Park’s alumni-focused giving efforts. The Alumni Director creates programming that engages the Alumni Council, builds connections between the student and alumni experience, and facilitates pathways for meaningful alumni participation. The Alumni Director incorporates Park’s Anti-Racist Action Plan into all alumni programming and outreach.
Serves as the main point of contact and connection for all Park alumni.
Directs Alumni Weekend and Reunions; responsible for overall event plan and implementation, with input and guidance from the Director of Development.
Plans, organizes, and executes all other on-campus, local, and virtual alumni events, as well as all regional events in targeted cities.
Manages Bruin Connect, Park’s online networking and mentoring platform, and designs and executes programming to support alumni career development and student career exploration.
Collaborates with the Associate Director of Development to manage all communications for alumni-related events and programs; channels include print, email, social, and website.
Manages the collection of alumni notes and milestones, and oversees the alumni section of Park’s magazine, Cross Currents.
Plans, composes, designs, and distributes the monthly alumni email newsletter, The Park Post.
Manages and executes alumni social media, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Oversees and maintains the alumni pages within the Park website.
Supports the Director of The Park Fund in cultivating a philanthropic culture among all alumni and Almost Alumni (senior class).
Identifies and recruits key alumni to be featured in events, to serve as volunteers, and to support fundraising.
Solicits gifts from alumni in conjunction with The Park Fund.
Recruits alumni to serve as volunteer solicitors for The Park Fund.
Manages and provides strategic direction to the Alumni Council; recommends, organizes, and implements activities and programs.
Connects students and faculty across various Park programs and divisions with alumni as presenters, mentors, and connectors.
Creates programming and identifies opportunities to interact with Upper School students to develop their role as future alumni, including coordinating Almost Alumni messaging and events.
Supports programming for diversity, equity, and inclusion work as it pertains to alumni.
Supports the Park School Anti-Racist Action Plan, and incorporates its goals into all planning and programming.
Depending on the school’s and Alumni Director’s needs and interests, opportunities to coach and/or teach part-time may be available.
Bachelor’s degree and minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field
Proven relationship builder and motivator
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Highly organized with demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and deadlines
Experience in planning events and managing volunteers
Experience with social media and other communication channels
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
Experience in stewarding and soliciting gifts a plus
Independent school experience a plus
Experience with Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator or other graphics programs a plus
Experience with database management a plus
Additional consideration will be given to Park alumni applicants
Evening and weekend hours occasionally required.
Lifting and carrying of equipment is not typical, but may be required on some occasions.
Occasional out of state travel is required.
Significant computer use, including extensive close use of a computer monitor.
This job involves both moving about the campus and remaining stationary for long periods of time.
About The Park School of Baltimore
Founded in 1912, Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school with 830 students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The school’s core values, rooted in progressive educational philosophy, sustain an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities.