Director of Alumni and Constituent Engagement
About Curry College:
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.
The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.
Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.
Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.
Under the supervision of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the Director of Constituent Engagement will develop & implement the strategic, long-range goals for a comprehensive engagement program designed to deliver meaningful opportunities for event participation, volunteerism, service, personal and professional development & philanthropy for alumni, families, faculty, staff, and current students. Curry College's Alumni and Constituent Engagement are critical to advancing the College's mission.
1. Constituent Engagement:
- With guidance from the VPIA, strategically design comprehensive annual engagement programs and signature events, 1-2 per month, with the goal of increasing YOY event attendance and philanthropic ROI. Integrated activities including in-person events, volunteer opportunities, hosting virtual gatherings, and mass marketing designed to provide an ongoing journey for participants, leading to increased participation, donors and dollars generated;
- Direct marketing and communications plans associated with all constituent programming, including corresponding solicitations, invitations, training resources, website updates and social media activations. Lead the implementation of new technology, training materials and channels as needed to equip all programs & volunteers for optimal success;
- Serve as the University's ambassador for activities involving relevant constituencies. Share responsibility, with the Major Gifts and Annual Fund Officer, for the recruitment and activation of the College's Councils to meet the College's philanthropic goals;
- Develop or contribute content to all constituent communications, ensuring engagement opportunities of programs and services associated with the College's alumni, family, friends, faculty, staff, executive and greater Curry community activities;
- Proactively evaluate programs using benchmarking data to guide decision-making. Generate, analyze and present regular reports to VPIA to optimize future activity.
- Plan and execute alumni, family, friend, community, and stewardship events both on and off-campus. Some travel is required;
- Serve as Point of Contact for all IA events;
- Administer the growth, development, and implementation of alumni and family events, including but not limited to Homecoming, Spring Arts Weekend, and regional special; functions targeted to specific alumni and family audiences with guidance from the VPIA;
- Actively participate and assist with other college events, including but not limited to athletic events, reunions, career development events, admissions receptions, Commencement;
- With support from AA, generate invite lists from Banner and/or Blackbaud CRMs.
- Maintain constituent engagement through fiscal stability through budget preparation, control and event and activity implementation;
- Forecast budgets throughout the year as needed.
- Create and coordinate all donor reports and student engagement pieces, written or video;
- Prepare reports for the BOT and other senior leadership;
- Occasional evening and weekend events and board meetings around key weekends related to College initiatives will be required but scheduled well in advance;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or his/her designee;
- Maintains a working knowledge of Banner and other applicable databases.
- Bachelor's degree in English, Business, or a related field is required.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role, including fundraising, event planning, and volunteer management with a not-for-profit or higher education organization.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, specifically the ability to work with groups and organizations, both internal and external to the College.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, adapt to changing priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Ability to manage and motivate volunteers.
- Valid Driver's License Required.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.
Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Canning at email@example.com, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.
Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:
- a cover letter;
- a resume; and;
- a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles.