The Alumni and Events Coordinator provides support for New Roads School’s Alumni Association, fund raising programs and events. The Coordinator acts as the primary contact for New Roads Alumni Association and coordinates and organizes the support group’s efforts. The Coordinator manages and strengthens an alumni program designed to engage and inform a broad range of NRS alums to build alumni contributions, and encourage participation in the life of the school.
The Coordinator works with the Development team to plan, organize and implement the School’s events, including the annual benefit Kaleidoscope and the Carnival. The Coordinator reports to the Director of Development and works independently and also as a member of the Development team.
Plan, organize, and implement alumni events, activities, and programs, including Alumni reunions and bi-annual town hall meetings. Manage and support a wide range of volunteers to serve as reunion committee members, class agents, and volunteers for alumni activities and events.
Work with the Development team to plan and implement strategies to expand alumni giving. Act as the liaison with Student Council and coordinate their collaboration with the other fundraising programs as well as the Senior Gift.
Coordinate with the Development Officer about possible collaborative projects between the Alumni Association and the Generations Council (parents of alumni).
Responsible for Alumni communications in coordination with the Communications Department including alumni e-newsletter, writing alumni profiles, articles, class notes, alumni website page and social media contact with alums.
Collaborate with Development team in managing all aspects of our events. This includes but is not limited to logistical planning, overseeing volunteers, working with vendors, setting up online registrations, and managing event information in the database. Provides support to the annual Kaleidoscope benefit, Carnival, Alumni Reunions, donor appreciation and cultivation events as well as other school events.
Receive and process confidential and sensitive information with discretion and in accordance with established guidelines.
Represent the Development Office at fundraising and community events, including some nights and weekends.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and two years administrative experience, preferably in a school and/or fundraising environment.
Related experience in alumni affairs, social media, fundraising and special events a plus
Enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion to build relationships
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Highly organized and detail oriented
Demonstrated ability to work in team environment must also be self-directed and work well independently
Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office and ability to work with spreadsheets and databases
Compensation: commensurate with experience