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Director of Alumni

Benedictine Schools of Richmond
Virginia, United States
$70,000.00 - $80,000.00
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs
Education, Religion, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time

The Benedictine Schools of Richmond (Benedictine College Preparatory and Saint Gertrude High School) seeks a Director of Alumni to develop and nurture the relationship between alumni and their alma maters to enhance mission, community, and philanthropic support.


Primary responsibilities include:

Leadership and Volunteerism

  • Engage alumni in the life of the Schools through consistent and positive communication using electronic, print, and social media, exceptional customer service, and meaningful opportunities for volunteerism.
  • Formalize the training of the Class Representatives by hosting a meeting at the School each year. Create volunteer job descriptions.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Alumni/nae Boards to ensure their effectiveness.



  • Recruit, train, and manage Class Representative volunteers. Maintain clear and effective communications and collaboration with volunteers to improve synergy and understanding of BSoR’s priorities and activities.
  • Develop a standardized alumni communication process for Class Representatives to follow.
  • Manage Class Notes section of Towers Magazine. Contribute interest story ideas for the Schools’ annual periodicals, emphasizing their impact on strategic advancement goals.
  • Plan, execute, and attend all alumni cultivation and reunion events (including out of town).
  • Lead campus tours for visitors.



  • Conduct gift requests.
  • Develop a creative and dynamic Young Alumni program that focuses on engaging young alumni with the Schools. Part of this program will focus on getting young alumni to give to the Schools.
  • Coordinate projects for the departing senior class to build life-long connections and facilitate continued engagement and support for the Schools.
  • Coordinate with advancement staff to identify prospects, solicit Annual Fund gifts, and create a strategic Reunion Gift Program.
  • Work with the class representatives of strategic reunion years to synergize Homecoming activities, and other class gatherings, to support the Reunion Gift Program.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent volunteer management skills.
  • Excellent special event planning and facilitation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, along with the ability to interact with diverse constituencies. Understanding of the importance of customer service.
  • Proven success in identifying and soliciting funds from individuals, corporations, and foundations and in developing relationships with donors.
  • High degree of comfort with technology, including social media platforms, and willingness to learn the functionality of new platforms.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including comfort level with public speaking.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, in conjunction with comfort level of working in fast-paced environment while handling multiple projects.
  • Knowledge of constituent databases; Raiser’s Edge is highly desirable.
  • An appreciation of the Schools’ unique missions.


To apply: please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed application the Human Resources Manager, Jaime Harmeyer at Our application can be found on our website:

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