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Annual Fund & Alumni Relations Manager

Company: International School of Los Angeles
Date Posted: June 14, 2017

Job Description

Title: Annual Fund & Alumni Relations Manager

Department: Advancement

Reports to: Director of Advancement

Location: Corporate Office, Burbank, CA

Main objective: 

To support the management of the school’s Annual Fund and alumni relations programs

Key relationships: 

  • Be an active member of the Advancement Department
  • Liaise and collaborate with Campus Directors
  • Collaborate with the Marketing & Communications team
  • Collaborate with and manage Annual Fund parent volunteers
  • Coordinate with alumni

Selection Criteria

Specific responsibilities: 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Annual Fund

  • Work closely with the Director of Advancement and Annual Fund volunteer leadership to build and maintain an Annual Fund strategy and calendar
  • In collaboration with the Marketing & Communications team, develop Annual Fund collateral and related correspondence, following a prescribed solicitation plan for all constituent groups, including parents, grandparents, faculty/staff, alumni and friends
  • Manage efforts to retain and grow donors in the Annual Fund and coordinate associated programming and stewardship
  • Support volunteer leadership and Campus Directors in recruiting, training and supporting a team of approximately 80 Annual Fund volunteers

Alumni Relations

  • Identify and research alumni, including graduates and non-graduates, alumni and former parents and grandparents
  • Manage all alumni records in Raiser’s Edge database
  • Develop a plan to build an alumni relations program which will include communication, outreach, reunions, regional events, student engagement and eventually philanthropic support
  • In collaboration with the Marketing & Communications team, develop appropriate communication tools and collateral targeted for alumni
  • Identify and coordinate relevant alumni events, including holiday, recent grads, regional gatherings and reunions
  • Recruit, manage and steward alumni volunteers to assist with events
  • Engage current students in alumni activities
  • Manage alumni Facebook group in collaboration with Marketing & Communications team

General Duties

  • In collaboration with the Database Specialist, update constituent records, ensure timely donor acknowledgement and recognition and produce detailed and accurate data reports for the Director of Advancement and volunteers
  • Assist with the production of the Annual Report
  • Oversee all Annual Fund and Alumni events
  • Support Advancement team with all department events and initiatives
  • Attend meetings and events at nights and on weekends, on occasion
  • Travel between campuses as needed

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Prior development experience
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work under multiple deadlines
  • Strong computer and database skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail
  • Unimpeachable ethical standards and personal integrity
  • A demonstrated commitment to LILA’s mission and values

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Native proficiency in both French and English
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge
  • Background in motivating and partnering with large groups of volunteers
  • Previous experience in independent schools or nonprofits
  • An appreciation and understanding of other cultures

How to apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and list of references to cv@lilaschool.com (please put “Annual Fund Manager” in the subject line) by Friday, June 23. The position is available for immediate hire, with applications considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.

For further information about the school, please visit our website: www.internationalschool.la