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Regis College Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Coordinator in Weston, Massachusetts

Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Coordinator

Job Details

Job Location

Regis College Campus - Weston, MA

Position Type

Full Time

Education Level

Bachelor's degree

Job Description

SummaryRooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and inspired by the social justice values of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, Regis College is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are called to provide access to an academically rigorous education through innovative learning opportunities and collaborative engagement at all degree levels. We educate the whole person, preparing our students to pursue excellence, to become change agents in their own communities, and to serve and lead as advocates for a more just and compassionate global society.

 

Regis Colleges seeks a motivated and talented Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Coordinator to join the Office of Institutional Advancement. This position works collaboratively with all members of the Regis College community to pursue and promote institutional objectives related to alumni engagement, communications, and fundraising. Responsibilities include event planning, effective communication methods, strategic volunteer management, volunteer stewardship, and data/records management.

 

Essential FunctionsThe Alumni Relations and Annual Giving coordinator works with the Director on the planning and implementation of targeted Alumni Relations and Donor engagement programs and events. This position assists with special projects and collaborates with Regis alumni, donors, students, staff and faculty by buildings relationships and fostering engagement. 

 

Event Coordination

  • Assist with all aspects of developing, planning and executing alumni and donor events which include Reunion Weekend, Let It Shine gala, regional events, campus events, cultural events, mentoring/networking programs, and other special events designed to engage alumni 

  • Maintain a strong focus on GOLD programming (Graduates of the Last Decade)

  • Assist with event logistics including securing venue, vendors, event registration and payment processing

  • Oversee “post event” process: event reconciliations, post event communications (email, survey, photos), and invoices

     

Alumni Communications

  • Assist with the development and creation of alumni events and/or class communications including print publications and electronic invitations, programs, postcards, and letters as well as meeting notes and agendas

  • Manage In Memoriam notifications, distributing monthly emails and updating alumni website 

  • Oversee alumni email account

  • Assist Advancement Communications with the collection, compilation, and fact-checking of class notes for the Regis Today alumni magazine  

  • Assist in the mailing of direct mail and e-marketing materials related to alumni engagement and annual giving

     

Fundraising 

  • Manage programming and appeals for the Senior Class Gift fundraising campaign– identifying, recruiting, cultivating, educating, and supporting key student leaders

  • Implement and oversee programs to encourage and increase annual giving from current students and the graduates of the last decade (GOLD) alumni 

  • Solicit gifts from reunion committee members and partner with fundraising colleagues to secure a growing number of annual gifts

     

Operations

  • Support preparation and management of alumni relations budget, including requisitions purchase orders, and P-card reconciliations

  • Assist with office management 

  • Coordinate and maintain office supplies

  • Provide administrative support and assistance for Institutional Advancement activities and programs including alumni event registration and payment processing

  • Answer phone calls from alumni and donors, maintain alumni and event calendars and files, make travel arrangements, schedule internal meetings, and accept gifts, and utilize and maintain shared electronic files

  • Ensure information is entered into Raiser’s Edge or shared with Advancement Services to ensure The Raiser’s Edge record is updated

  • Regularly coordinate with other IA team members to ensure office and phone coverage is always available and work-study and volunteer projects are assigned appropriately.

     

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Supervises Intern and/or Graduate Assistant, Work-Study Students, and Volunteers

     

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to uphold the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse learning community

  • Prior experience in higher education, fundraising, event planning, or marketing preferred with a willingness to stay abreast of trends and best practices in the fields of higher education and advancement

  • Superb customer service and interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Basic accounting skills and the ability to operate various software programs, including Microsoft Office; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge operating systems is preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including writing, editing, and proofreading

  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize competing tasks and projects while attending to detail in both team and independent work environments

  • Resourcefulness and strong problem-solving skills 

  • Flexibility to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed  

     

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

  • Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc.

  • May use computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.

  • Requires work outside of normal hours, including evenings and weekends.

  • May require lifting and carrying of materials.

     

Protecting the Regis Community 

At Regis the safety of our campus community is our highest priority. We invite all applicants to review our health and safety protocols at our COVID-19 Updates (https://www.regiscollege.edu/covid-19)  page. The most powerful measure we can take is vaccination, and all campus community members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the exception of certain medical and religious exemptions. New employees without an approved medical or religious exemption are required to have their first vaccine dose by their date of hire. And all new employees will join the campus community in using the CoVerified (https://www.coverified.us/download)  app to upload vaccine information, report symptoms, and schedule regular campus COVID tests. We're in this together!

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

 

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

 

In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.

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