National Cathedral School (NCS) seeks an Associate Director of Alumnae Relations beginning July 2022. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative staff position that reports to the Senior Associate Director of Development. The Associate Director of Alumnae Relations is responsible for the leadership and implementation of a comprehensive Alumnae Relations strategy for National Cathedral School.
The Associate Director provides staff and volunteer leadership for Alumnae Relations programs, including Reunion, Regional Programs, Alumnae Leadership, Constituency Programs, Alumnae Awards, and Alumnae Communications. The successful candidate will possess the agility to work in close partnership with colleagues, advance Alumnae Relations program goals, and advance individual alumnae relationships.
Additionally, the successful candidate must be an independently motivated, goal-oriented, strategic thinker who can execute among multiple priorities and succeed in a dynamic, team oriented, results-driven environment. Candidates will need to perform with a high degree of initiative while maintaining confidentiality and demonstrating superior organizational skills. NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Serving as the primary staff representative of National Cathedral School Alumnae Relations, writing and speaking as appropriate on behalf of Alumnae Relations
- Prioritizing resources dedicated to Alumnae Relations program areas in alignment with NCS’s strategic goals
- Frequent travel for alumnae engagements
- Serving as project manager for Reunion. Developing reunion volunteer leadership. Providing leadership for Development colleagues who serve as liaisons for special anniversary classes and other constituencies that may gather during Reunion.
- Guiding and facilitating the work of the Alumnae Advisory Group (AAG) and other alumnae volunteer leaders who advise the staff.
- Volunteer Management: Identify, recruit, train, and manage alumnae volunteers to support the priorities of the school
- Managing the Regional Alumnae program and Alumnae Constituency programs, working with faculty and staff liaisons to support constituency groups, including the Black Alumnae Association, STEAM Alumnae, and Theater Alumnae.
- Leading the Alumnae Awards program, honoring and celebrating NCS alumnae
- In partnership with NCS Communications, providing leadership for Alumnae Communications, including a monthly newsletter, alumnae web pages, and class notes
- In cooperation with Development leadership, developing and maintaining historical tracking of quantitative and qualitative goals and metrics for alumnae programs
- In cooperation with NCS academic and administrative leaders, facilitating alumnae involvement in school activities
- Attending Development and school functions and perform other duties as assigned
- Facilitating a culture of philanthropic giving among alumnae, especially alumnae volunteer leaders
- Prioritizing the development and management of Alumnae Relations programs in alignment with school priorities and goals, including the growth and stewardship of alumnae giving
- Conducting a minimum of 30 in-person meetings with alumnae each year and actively manage a dynamic portfolio of individual alumnae relationships.
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree; five years of combined experience in Alumnae Relations, Development, or a related field (preferably with some in independent schools); and two years of demonstrated success in managing volunteer leaders. In addition, the candidate will have strong communication skills, experience with Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office Suite, and an ability to handle challenging situations diplomatically and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues, senior-level executives, and Board-level volunteers.
National Cathedral School for Girls serves 593 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Our students are engaged, fun, and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of an excellent education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people.
National Cathedral School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any boosters recommended and available to the general public, absent eligibility for medical or religious exemptions.
NCS offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should send a resume, letter of interest, and a list of three to five references as one combined attachment with “Associate Director of Alumnae Relations” in the subject line to: NCSemployment@cathedral.org.