Director of Advancement
In concert with the Director of Alumnae Engagement, the Alumnae Engagement Coordinator will provide the logistics and daily support for the comprehensive engagement program for all Hathaway Brown alumnae. The program includes providing meaningful opportunities for voluntarism, service, personal and professional development, and events that will enhance loyalty, dedication and philanthropic support of the school. The Alumnae Engagement Coordinator works closely with the entire advancement team and is responsible for organizing and coordinating all alumnae events and creating meaningful opportunities to connect alumnae to the school and to each other.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Executes the vision of HB's Alumnae office by organizing and coordinating alumnae functions with special responsibility for the following: Alumnae Weekend, local and regional events, alumnae publications, recognition and awards, alumnae and/or student relations, and other special events and services.
Plans and executes activities that support connections between the student experience and the alumnae experience such as mentoring, volunteering, and serving as advisors to the Fellowships in Applied Studies.
Performs necessary administrative functions such as reports, correspondence, program budget oversight and contractual arrangements, as necessary.
Promotes and fosters effective alumnae relations through continuing written communication and personal contact with constituent groups along side the Director of Alumnae Relations.
Provides staff assistance to Alumnae Association committees and other alumnae groups.
Plans, coordinates and schedules all logistical details and makes necessary arrangements for programs and/or services.
Creates monthly Alumnae digital newsletter.
Performs related duties as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Excellent communication skills; written, oral and digital.
- Confidentiality, integrity, discretion and attention to detail is imperative.
- Ability to plan, implement and manage multiple projects.
- Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office applications, Canva, and preferred experience in using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge/ NXT and FinalSite.
- Excellent social media marketing skills and experience creating marketing materials to promote Alumnae events.
- Experience with event planning and execution.
- Volunteer management experience.
- Vendor contract management.
- Strong appreciation for Hathaway Brown School, its mission and values.
- Some nights and weekends will be required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required and/or minimum of two to three years in alumni relations and/or development and or marketing/ communication or equivalent experience in related area is required.
Why Hathaway Brown:
Competitive salaries for Independent Schools
Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision package, 403(b) plan with matching
Employer-covered life insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Voluntary insurance offerings: additional life, accident, critical illness,
Professional development program
Collaborative teaching environment with seasoned professionals
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Hathaway Brown School is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community through our admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curricular and extracurricular programming, and school culture. We believe that these communities must be centered on the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of other marginalized communities. View our full DEI statement.
About Hathaway Brown
Hathaway Brown School has a rich 146-year history of educating and empowering girls. As Ohio’s oldest continually operating college preparatory for girls, Hathaway Brown has earned a reputation for academic excellence and innovation in the region and around the country. Home of the Learn for Life signature approach, Hathaway Brown has long been devoted to a fusion of cutting-edge curriculum and experiential learning. Our approximately 850 students and 225 faculty and staff come to Hathaway Brown from 89 different communities in Northeast Ohio and enjoy our stunning 16-acre campus in Shaker Heights, Ohio – just minutes from the cultural attractions of downtown Cleveland.
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions you may contact Meredith Cavell, Director of Human Resources at 216-320-8112.
Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Signature Learn For Life Approach
HB is a top-ranked girls school because our signature approach, facilitated by extraordinary educators, empowers girls (and boys in Early Childhood) to take ownership of their education and achieve their utmost potential.
“We learn not for school," is more than the school’s motto. Every faculty and staff member is empowered to pursue professional development. Because of an investment in lifelong-learners, HB is a leader in girls’ education. Learn more about our robust PD opportunities, including international experiences to enhance the classroom.
HB is nationally regarded as a defining voice in girls’ education, setting the highest standards for distinguished academics and empowering girls. The strategic plan lists our goals for continued innovation and excellence in education.
We hope to meet you in-person for an interview. Until then, take a virtual tour of our 16-acre Shaker Heights campus. Amenities include an aquatics center, on-site infant and toddler center where many faculty and staff children learn and grow together, and a dining hall where you can enjoy healthy and free lunch daily.
HB is a celebrated community of faculty, staff, students, families, and more than 4,000 alumnae across the globe. We have varied life experiences, contribute diverse points of view, and enrich our learning environment. Learn more about our commitment to DEI.