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ACADEMY GENERAL - Alumni/Development Coordinator

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Position summary

The Coordinator of Development and Alumni Relations plays a key role in helping Andrews Academy fulfill its mission and goals. The Director will: provide leadership for Andrews Academy's development and alumni programs, raise funds for Andrews Academy, organize and maintain donor and alumni records, plan and execute donor and alumni events, including alumni weekend, and perform such other tasks as assigned by the principal. The Coordinator will help to ensure Andrews Academy's success through financial health and the perpetuation of vital school traditions and values.

Qualifications summary

Preferred Qualifications:

Complete qualifications in full position description

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Duties and responsibilities

Essential responsibilities:

Cultivate friends and supporters of Andrews Academy

  1. Develop and administer a successful development program that includes:

    1. developing a case statement for support

    2. an annual fund program

      a. Direct-mail appeals/letter writing campaigns

      b. Annual phonathon

      c. Electronic and web-based campaigns

    3. Asking for, and receiving, major gifts

    4. Organizing and maintaining accurate donor records

    5. Overseeing prompt gift receding, processing and expressions of appreciation

    6. Providing appropriate content for the Academy website, promoting giving opportunities

    7. Identifying, and applying for, appropriate grants

    8. A planned giving program

    9. Executing various campaigns that arise from time to time (e.g., capital campaigns and other targeted-purpose campaigns)

    10. Preparing and distributing an annual report

  2. Administer and oversee complementary efforts, including:

    1. Developing materials for campaigns

    2. Managing efforts to promote donor recognition

    3. Coordinating special events

  3. Annual board/faculty/donor dinner

  4. Annual Adventist retirees in Michiana dinner

  5. Cultivate and nurture alumni relations

  6. Plan and coordinate the annual alumni weekend programs and activities

  7. Organize and maintain accurate alumni records

  8. Regularly communicate with alumni through a variety of methods

  9. Edit, publish and distribute the continuum

  10. Coordinate periodic, regional alumni reunions

  11. Coordinate a recognition program for distinguished alumni

  12. Promote team-based efforts to support the Academy

    1. Work closely with the principal

    2. While protecting the time in role of the faculty, explore appropriate ways for faculty to participate in the mission, goals and operations of the development and alumni programs

    3. At least two times each year, make a report to the Andrews Academy operating bored

    4. Work with a development committee and cultivating and nurturing friends and supporters of the school

    5. Work with various alumni committee's/groups to carry out the cultivation and nurturing of alumni

  13. Additional responsibilities as assigned by the principal

Supervisory responsibilities

May be assigned a student worker and secretary (budget pending)


Required qualifications:

Preferred qualifications:

Must be a Seventh-day Adventist in good and regular standing.

Technical competencies

Interpersonal interactions

Physical demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work environment

Office and school setting (ie. classrooms)