Director of Alumni/Donor Relations


Website Bishop Lynch High School

Director of Alumni/Donor Relations
Job Description
FLSA Status: Exempt
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world.

The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations is responsible for the implementation of the goals of Catholic education as outlined in The Holy See’s Teaching on Catholic Schools (Archbishop Michael Miller):
• Inspired by a Supernatural Vision
• Founded on a Christian Anthropology
• Animated by Communion and Community
• Imbued with a Catholic Worldview
• Sustained by Gospel Witness

Qualified candidates will be driven and inspired by the mission of Catholic schools to form young men and women in a high school setting “who will be good citizens of the world, loving God and neighbor and enriching society with the leaven of the gospel, and who will also be good citizens of the world to come, thus fulfilling their destiny to become saints” (Miller 20).

The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations is a member of the Advancement team and is responsible for the planning and execution of relationship-building with alumni, fundraising strategies, engagement, events, etc. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, this individual is responsible for the identification, cultivation, engagement, and solicitation of all alums ensuring their enjoyment in all BL events, initiatives, outreach, and gatherings.

• Alumni Giving Strategizing – The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations should work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer, Major Gifts Officer, and Director of Development to strategically and collaboratively identify initiatives or events directed at increasing alumni giving.
• Alumni Relationship Building – The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations should have the skills to create and maintain strong relationships with alumni of all ages to identify, cultivate, engage, and solicit alumni via direct contact, phone, email blasts, print publication, etc. to maintain consistent alumni participation in events and initiatives held by the Advancement Department.
• Alumni Board of Directors and Alumni Association Organization – The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations is responsible for hosting monthly Board meetings and guiding the Alumni Board of Directors through the year of events and initiatives, encouraging the Board to help plan, take part in, and communicate events for the Alumni Association.

• The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations is responsible for the organization of the Class Agent Program and the identification of when to utilize their help with communication or participation of Advancement events and initiatives.
• Event Planning – The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations is responsible for the scheduling, leading, planning, and execution of all Alumni events including reunions, regional and out-of-state events (travel required).
• External Communications – The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations must have excellent written communication skills to utilize while composing external communications to our constituents. Develop and deliver quarterly digital alumni newsletters highlighting events, announcements, activities, engagement, and volunteer opportunities. This includes identifying story ideas, conducting interviews, and writing features for the Reflections magazine.
• Constituent Information Updating – The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations is responsible for assisting with the organization of alumni and past family updated information in Raiser’s Edge to allow for better internal information and segmentation for cultivation and stewardship.
• Receive, organize, update internally, and communicate alumni weddings, births, class notes and obituary notices.
• Oversee Upkeep of Physical Alumni Recognition Walls – The Director of Alumni/Donor Relations is responsible for the upkeep on campus that recognize and display our alumni including but not limited to framed photos and necessary lettering highlighting the alumni.
• Yearbook Organization and Distribution – Yearbooks are transitioned to the Office of Alumni once students become graduates; therefore, it is the Director’s responsibility to coordinate pickup at the alumni event and delivery/shipping to the alumni after the event.

• Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of relevant non-profit, special event planning and fundraising experience
• Ability to establish rapport and cultivate relationships with not only alumni, but also vendors and individuals in other departments within Bishop Lynch
• Demonstrates a fervent attention to details

• Superior organization and time management skills
• Proficiency in current online and social media platforms and e-communication strategies
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and constituent management systems
• Clear communication skills both written and oral
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment
• Graduate of Bishop Lynch High School isa plus

Qualified candidates should email resume to