St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day
school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut
attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New
York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional
community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our
students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s
offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture,
and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education.
We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking school and home
to the Center
For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct
leadership skills by developing a design mindset, an inclusive
ethos, a global perspective, and a service orientation.
St. Luke’s School is seeking a Director of Alumni Engagement.
Working closely with a dynamic Development team and new Head of
School, this individual will be responsible for developing
strategic, engaging, and content-driven programs that strengthen
and promote new and meaningful connections with St. Luke’s Alumni
while elevating the visibility of both alumni and St. Luke’s
throughout the entire school community. The Director of Alumni
Engagement will report to the Associate Director of
Primary Job Responsibilities
Lead the strategic direction and operations of the Alumni Office
including programs, volunteer relations, fundraising, budget, and
Serve as the primary staff liaison for AABA members and other
key volunteers. Identify, recruit, train, manage, and engage the
Alumni Association Board of Advisors (AABA), its subcommittees, and
other volunteer groups as needed.
Develop a multi-year strategy for increased alumni engagement
that supports the mission and initiatives of St. Luke’s
Assess the effectiveness of current programs and special events.
Plan and oversee virtual, regional, and on-campus alumni events,
including Homecoming and reunions.
Evaluate and develop an appropriate and meaningful reunion
program in support of the broader alumni engagement strategy.
Partner with the Director of Annual Giving and the Associate
Director of Individual Giving to determine the annual fundraising
strategy for Alumni.
Conduct regular alumni visits relating to discovery,
cultivation, and stewardship.
Collaborate with the Stewardship and Communications Manager on
the alumni content for the Annual Report/Magazine, alumni web
content, and social media presence.
Provide staff support to the Head of School, Chief Advancement
Officer, and other administrators at local and regional alumni
The ideal candidate will have 5 or more years of Alumni Program
work, with a proven ability to grow an alumni program/increase
alumni engagement. A Bachelor's degree is required, Master’s
In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the
Familiarity and enthusiasm for the School’s mission and a
commitment to fostering an inclusive community.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written
Demonstrated success in program development and the ability to
Proven ability to motivate, engage, and work with a wide variety
Experience working with volunteer leaders, including staffing
Ability to craft strategy while maintaining an excellent grasp
of details. Ability and willingness to travel and occasionally work
weekends and evenings required.
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office and GSuite,
as well as database experience (preferably Raiser’s Edge), are
Please include a cover letter, resume, and
references in pdf format with your application
addressed to Meg Paulson, Associate Director of Development.
Proof of full Covid vaccination is required upon hiring. All
your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St.
Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship,
age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual
orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to
hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs.
We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the
value and dignity of every member is respected.