Woodlands Academy is seeking an Associate Director of Advancement in Alumnae Relations and Marketing. The Associate Director is responsible for all touchpoints with our alumnae and past parent constituencies which account for almost 90% of our active database. This position will work directly with the Director of Development to plan strategic communications and activities to engage this population to maintain and increase relationships and donor participation with Woodlands Academy. Woodlands Academy believes that a multicultural perspective is an essential element of a 21st century education, and values diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada. Sacred Heart education at Woodlands Academy is distinctive and emphasizes best practices for the education of girls and innovative practices for academic excellence. Established in 1858, the school forms global citizens and transforms young women through a dynamic of relationships that responds to the dignity of each member of the school community.
Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward, in coordination with the Director of Development, alumnae and past parents to increase support and participation in the Woodlands Fund
Create and execute an annual alumnae relations plan designed to assist the school in advancing its mission and achieving its strategic and fundraising goals
Plan, promote, manage, and assess all alumnae events
Manage an active and effective Alumnae Board
Monitor alumnae giving and prepare regular updates and reports as requested for Board of Trustees presentations
Increase communications to and connections with our international alumnae, especially in Mexico and Asia
Oversee alumnae and past parent database records
Plan and oversee all fundraising marketing and Alumnae Relations communications
Manage and create content for all Advancement digital communications
Stay current with changes in all social media platforms and digital marketing trends
Responsibilities also include, but are not limited to, supporting the goals of the Advancement Department, and other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
Requirements and Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree and 2-4 years of experience in Development, Alumnae Relations, Marketing, or equivalent experience
Support, implement, and model the Goals and Criteria for Sacred Heart Schools
Ability to manage a variety of projects with minimal supervision
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and/or NXT software
Desire to maintain and grow a robust and engaged alumnae network
Strong technology and CRM skills and an interest to try new tools as they emerge
Ability to strategize, implement, and build meaningful programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteer participation
High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
Competency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Publisher, Photoshop, FinalSite websites, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey and social media including Facebook Groups
Available to work nights, weekends and extended days as needed
Why you should join our community:
We offer generous health/dental/vision plans, 403(b) with matching benefits, and flexible spending accounts;
Special holiday breaks, including five days off for Thanksgiving, two weeks off for Christmas, and two weeks off for Spring Break;
Opportunities to volunteer;
Get to make an impact on the lives of young women.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory day and boarding school in Lake Forest, IL. Visit the school’s website at www.woodlandsacademy.org and the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at www.sacredheartusc.education to learn more.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion*, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification under state of federal law.
*The School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions and nature of a school as a faith-based institution as permitted by law.