Episcopal High School, a day school of 800 students (grades 9-12), is seeking a Director of Alumni Affairs for a full-time exempt position to advance the Mission of Episcopal High School through fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship. The candidate for this position will be part of a high-energy, fast-paced high school environment. Regular work hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm with additional hours required during the academic year, with occasional evenings for events.
Serve as the primary contact person for alumni, representing their interests to EHS.
Develop and maintain knowledge of alumni, their attitudes toward involvement with EHS, and their potential to serve and support the school in volunteer and philanthropic opportunities.
Work with the prospect management team (Development & capital campaign) to actively develop and manage alumni volunteer and donor prospects, taking responsibility for their cultivation and increased engagement with EHS.
Encourage alumni to attend on-campus events.
Actively cultivate and steward alumni volunteer and donor prospects, taking responsibility for their cultivation and relationship with Episcopal.
Develop agendas, handle setups, SchoolDude and refreshments, and send reminders for department meetings.
Maintain the alumni database with updates and other pertinent information.
Oversee the maintenance of the alumni web page.
Oversee Social Media efforts of alumni accounts.
Oversee the editing of the alumni section in the Pillar Magazine.
Write the Alumni Newsletter twice a year.
Develop and implement a full program of on-campus and off-campus alumni events.
Plan and coordinate Alumni Weekend awards dinner.
Provide support to milestone class host committees for individual reunions.
Manage direct mailings to alumni throughout the year.
Partner with Director of Annual Giving on fundraising initiatives.
Report to Database and Information Systems Manager any Development related information
Wedding announcements and other news items related to alumni
Death notices for alumni/parents/grandparents/other constituents
Other duties as assigned.
Plan and implement events related to Alumni, collaborating with other departments on campus as appropriate, including but not limited to: reunions, Alumni Leadership Day, Homecoming, Alumni Brunch, Directors’ Council committees, and other alumni events.
Develop programs and mixers.
Coordinate alumni receptions in various cities.
Assist in any other Development Department special events as needed including but not limited to: Field Knight, Founders Day, Grandparents Day, and more.
Other duties as assigned.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution (preferred, but not required).
Strong interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to comfortably interact with a wide and diverse range of people, both volunteers and employees of EHS.
Friendly demeanor, happy to greet new people and make them feel welcome.
Exceptional proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Proficiency with database applications (experience with Senior Systems preferred, but not required).
Proficiency in Finalsite and social media.
Strong written communication skills.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
Generally works in standard office conditions and climate.
Works in a an occasionally stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts. Must be able to multi-task efficiently and effectively.
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
Interested candidates are asked to e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information of four references to Lauren Newton, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org. The request to complete and submit via regular mail or email an employment application (https://www.ehshouston.org/about/employment) will be made later in the process.
Episcopal High School of Houston, founded in 1983 and guided by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, is an inclusive and joyful Christian community where students discover and develop their individual talents through the Four Pillars -- academics, arts, athletics, and religion --preparing for meaningful lives in service to others.
As a co-educational and college-preparatory day school, EHS is located on a 35-acre campus in the suburban residential community of Bellaire, which is surrounded by Houston.
Enrollment – 800 students
Faculty – 98 men and women, with 60% holding advanced degrees.
Average class size – 15
Schedule – On an academic semester calendar with seven periods and lunch in a day
Financial Aid – Approximately 18-22% of students receive financial aid.
College Attendance – Generally, 97% of EHS graduates attend a four-year college and 3% attend a two-year college.