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Director of Alumni Relations

  2024-01-23     Central Catholic High School     2401 SE Stark St  

Position Title:          Director of Alumni Engagement

Reports to:             Vice President of Advancement

FLSA:                           Exempt Status

Job Status:                 Regular full time

FTE:                       1.0/ 12 months

General Statement of Duties
Leads the strategic direction and operations of the Alumni Engagement program at Central Catholic High School.  Collaborates with VP of Advancement in strategic outreach to alumni, as well as Student Life, Campus Ministry and Office of Equity and Community Engagement. Responsible for monitoring budget for all alumni-related activities. Responsible for planning, implementing, and managing events and activities that strategically engage alumni and parents in the mission of Central Catholic High School.

Essential Functions/Job Responsibilities
(The essential functions/major responsibilities listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not necessarily exclude them from this position. Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

As liaison for Central Catholic’s alumni constituency, act as point person and liaison for any events and activities related to alumni engagement and programming.  General responsibilities include:

  • Recruit and manage Alumni Board of Directors.
  • Collaborate with Alumni Board of Directors on specific alumni events including Octoberfest, Women’s wine tour, Basketball and Drama Alumni Nights,
  • Collaborate with alumni chair on our annual Ram open and act as Tournament Director, managing all aspects of the tournament.
  • Collaborate with our Manager of Events and Volunteers on Fall Tailgate event.
  • Manage annual reunions. Collaborate with alumni class leadership, coordinate invitations, track registrations and organize other aspects of the gatherings. Manage communication with off-site reunion committees.
  • Manage Hall of Fame Event (every five years). Communicate to recipients on all aspects of the event. Organize and execute the actual event.
  • Collaborate with various departments within the school and externally to create new engagement initiatives and to coordinate currently existing initiatives, which include but are not limited to:  College and Career Conversations (Student Life), Affinity Group Alumni Luncheons (Equity and Community Engagement), Week of Giving/Food and Coat Drive (Student Life and Campus Ministry)
  • Collaborate with VP of Advancement and Manager of Communications and Marketing to create strategies for young alumni solicitations and communications.
  • Collaborate with VP of Advancement to create a Giving Tuesday (or Central Catholic Day of Giving) Campaign as well as a campaign for the Alumni Association Scholarship.
  • Strategize and implement Young Alumni annual giving campaign for digital (text), direct mail, video and social media to meet donor participation goals.
  • Collaborate with VP of Advancement to create a reunion giving program. Strategize and implement appropriate stewardship activities.
  • Collaborate with Student Life and Alumni board on “transition to alumni” ceremony (Senior Awards Assembly) and senior class gifts for our graduating senior class.

Job Scope
The fast-paced, detail-oriented environment of the Central Catholic High School Advancement Office requires that all Advancement staff members have the ability to work under the pressure of deadlines, maintain flexible hours (including some weekend hours) and have the willingness to assist one another as needed.  Advancement staff members are expected to attend and assist with most Advancement activities and meetings.


Contingent upon experience.

Specific Job Skills

  • Event planning experience required with golf tournament experience preferred.
  • Ability to work closely with, manage and supervise both high school students and volunteers at all levels.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal as well as verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail necessary, along with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Knowledge of GiveCampus and Thankview (digital campaign software) and Blackbaud fundraising software a plus, as well as skills in videography

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Organizational Communication, Non-profit Management or other related fields is required. 
  • One to three years’ experience of event planning preferred.
  • Experience in a school or non-profit organization preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of school/church organization and operational procedures preferred.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, stoop, talk, reach, sit, hear, and perform repetitive motions of the hands/wrists and feet.  Lifts and moves items up to 40 pounds. 

Working Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of the physical capabilities that must be met by an employee and the working conditions that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this role.

Job conditions

Most work is performed on-site in the Advancement Office; some work is performed in the school building as well as at off-site meetings and events. 

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and references to Kate Grewell, Director of Human Resources and Employee Experience at

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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