Alumni and Community Relations Associate

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The Miami Valley School
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 26, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Miami Valley School’s mission is to challenge young people of promise to become self-sustaining learners and compassionate global citizens. For a half-century, The Miami Valley School has provided a unique learning option for families in the Dayton, Ohio community.

As an essential member of the Advancement team, the Alumni and Community Relations Associate works collaboratively to establish and enhance the long-term sustainability and success of the school through a commitment to strengthening philanthropic giving while aligning relationship-building and outreach efforts with strategic priorities.  

As a highly organized, creative, detail-oriented, reliable, and relationship-minded person, the Alumni and Community Relations Associate will work closely with the Director of Advancement, to develop engagement and fundraising strategies and implement action plans that strengthen ties between the school and several community stakeholders: alumni, parents, friends of the school, and community partners. 

The Alumni and Community Relations Associate will actively manage a major giving/sponsorship portfolio that will involve prospecting, qualifying prospects, gift solicitation, and post-gift stewardship creating strategic initiatives and leading organization-wide outreach, alumni, and advancement events. 

Reports to: Director of Advancement 12- month position.

Start Date:  July 1, 2021

Required Qualifications Undergraduate degree or higher

    3+ years fundraising experience A willingness to be a positive, present, and engaged member of the community A willingness to travel as needed and be out of town for events A willingness to commit to the schools’ initiatives around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Successful experience working within the community and/or alumni relations Demonstrated success in achieving fundraising goals Proven computer skills and comfort with technology; experience with CRM programming


    Highly organized, motivated, strategic thinker, self-starter with proven interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills A passion for relationship building informed by strategic planning and donor record managementA
    Proven ability to maintain confidentiality, and professionalism Able to succeed in a fast-paced work environment Able to contribute to the team as well as work independently Demonstrated ability to follow through on responsibilities


Please review the full job description here and send resume with cover letter to: Heather Leppla, Director of Advancement;

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