In 1814 Emma Willard School was founded by a woman determined to map uncharted territory, to bring what was unknown to women and make it known, to find new ground, name it and claim it. Emma Hart Willard dared us to look within and see beyond. And in her spirit, we don’t feel bounded by others’ boundaries.
Our goal is to strengthen the connection and engagement with 8,000+ alumnae of Emma Willard School. We honor and celebrate their accomplishments and their voice as they represent the values of Emma Hart Willard in their personal and professional lives.
We seek a Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events who is responsible for leading Alumnae Relations programs to complement and support the mission of the School. As a key member in the School advancement effort, s/he is responsible for the overall administration of the Alumnae Relations Office, including strategic planning, fiscal management, and program development; and is accountable for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that engage our 8,000+ alumnae and provide tangible benefits to alumnae. This is a hands-on and creative role, based at our campus in Troy, NY and reports to the Head of Advancement.
Using data and analysis from a recent Alumnae Survey, and serving as an ambassador for the School, the Director is charged with creating and maintaining pathways for alumnae participation that advance the goals of the School; working closely with alumnae who are interested in providing professional expertise and volunteer service to their alma mater; collaborating with colleagues in the administration; facilitating a robust and meaningful Alumnae Reunion Weekend program; partnering with Advancement colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumnae giving; and serving as a liaison between the Alumnae Association Council and the administrative leadership. The Director will also lead and coordinate other campus events, including Commencement, Family Weekend, Revels Receptions, Spring Showcase, and other related programs.
Emma Willard School is seeking a strong, experienced and effective communicator and collaborator. Candidates should have demonstrated mastery of translating goals into programs and initiatives. S/he should be ambitious, strategic, creative, and an imaginative thinker who thrives in a fast-paced, close-knit community and be willing to travel on behalf of the school.
Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, preparatory boarding and day high school for girls. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested candidates should apply online through our career center.