Director of Alumni Relations
Hampton Roads Academy is engaged in a search for a Director of Alumni Relations to lead a growing and comprehensive alumni program for HRA's 2,000+ alumni across the county. The Director will work closely with the Director of Advancement, Director of Communications, Director of Annual Giving, Director of Capital Gifts/Campaign, colleagues in the advancement offices, and the Alumni Association Board to implement all alumni activities, fundraising events, and communications in order to build upon strong relationships with the School’s alumni and foster a robust culture of engagement and philanthropy. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Director of Alumni Relations will actively solicit and secure alumni gifts, both capital and annual. He or she will oversee the growth of robust alumni programs in collaboration with the Alumni Association Board of Directors; work with others in the advancement office on the strategy and implementation of the Alumni Annual Fund; supervise all aspects of the Reunion Weekend; lead social networking strategies and activities for alumni; and coordinate alumni content for the school website in conjunction with the communications team.
This work will focus both locally and nationally, with the goal of increasing alumni engagement and giving. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and three to five years of demonstrated fundraising success in a non-profit or independent school setting. They should also have exceptional organizational, analytical, and communication skills, as well as a demonstrated excellence in recruiting and managing volunteers, working in a relational database, adapting to shifting priorities, and planning events. Evening and weekend work is expected, as is the ability to travel and participate in off-campus events.
Hampton Roads Academy, founded in 1959, is a nationally recognized, Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12, college preparatory day school with over 650 students. Located in Newport News, Virginia, on an fifty-acre campus, HRA enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts. The core values of the School – honesty, , respect, and responsibility – are visibly integrated into every aspect of school life. Upon graduation, HRA students matriculate into selective colleges and universities around the country. To apply, please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for this position, which begins in June 2018.Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and current resume to the Head of School, Mr. Peter Mertz at firstname.lastname@example.org.