Director of Alumni Engagement & Giving

Austin Preparatory School | Reading, MA

Director of Alumni Engagement & Giving
Austin Preparatory School, located in Reading, Massachusetts, is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Director of Alumni Engagement & Giving. Founded in 1961, Austin Prep is an independent co-ed Catholic school in the Augustinian. Austin Prep enrolls approximately 800 students in grades 6-12 and employs 75 faculty.

The Director of Alumni Engagement & Giving plays a crucial role in fostering strong connections between Austin Prep and its alumni community. The position reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for keeping alumni informed, engaged, and committed to the school, including through their philanthropy. The position leads all alumni programming and volunteer management and develops new approaches to actively involve alumni in the school community. Responsibilities include:

– Support the School and its leadership in advancing the mission of Austin Prep and safeguarding the School’s Roman Catholic identity and Augustinian heritage.
– Ensure the School’s culture of veritas, unitas, caritas is sustained in alumni engagement, service, and philanthropy.
– Develop and implement strategies to engage alumni across different generations, including special events, reunions, and networking opportunities (both on campus and regionally) to encourage alumni involvement in school activities, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising initiatives
– Maintain regular communication through newsletters, social media, and other channels.

We are looking for a candidate with 3 to 5 years of experience in a development or alumni relations role. Bachelor’s Degree required. The preferred candidate will have excellent attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills with the ability multitask. They must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships. This candidate will be a team player with a positive, enthusiastic, proactive approach, exemplifying Austin Prep’s core values and mission. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and have flexibility to work evenings and weekends as well as travel as needed.
Interested candidates should submit the following electronic documents as a single PDF to development.opportunities@austinprep.org
1) A cover letter expressing the applicant’s qualifications for this position:
2) Resume
3) Three professional references including e-mail, phone number, and a description of the professional relationship (references will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission).
We will be reviewing applications immediately and only qualified candidates will be contacted as materials are received.