A Concord Academy education unfolds over a lifetime and requires ongoing partnership between the school and the alumnae/i community. The incredible growth of CA’s Annual Fund and the reinvigoration of the Alumnae/i Association demonstrates the investment of the entire community and the growing momentum as we approach the school’s Centennial. It’s an exciting time to be part of Concord Academy, propelling it forward into the next 100 years and beyond.
A full-time, year round position, the Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Program Officer plays an integral role on the Advancement and Engagement team, working to achieve near-term and long-range fundraising and engagement goals. The successful candidate will have a strong foundation in fundraising and alumnae/i engagement basics, combined with a creative, entrepreneurial, and collaborative spirit.
Volunteer management is a centerpiece of this important work. Working closely with the Advancement and Engagement team and colleagues across the school, this externally-facing role will identify, recruit, and steward CA alumnae/i as partners and advocates on behalf of Concord Academy. As the incumbent proves proficient in the primary responsibilities of the position, this role offers growth opportunities (e.g., managing a portfolio of annual giving prospects, directing Reunion programming and managing regional events).
Establish and build productive working relationships with alumnae/i locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally; serve as an ambassador to 5,000 alumnae/i worldwide.
The CA Annual Fund is a critical focus for this role. The incumbent will work closely with the Director of the Annual Fund to assist with fundraising efforts for the school, including identifying and cultivating alumnae/i volunteers, creating Annual Fund appeals, managing giving days, partnering on CAYAC programs (Concord Academy Young Alumnae/i Community) and supporting other activities in order to meet annual fundraising goals.
CA’s Reunion Program is also a critical focus for this role. This includes oversight and management of reunion programming and logistics, volunteer management (program and fundraising), and communications.
Work closely with colleagues to advance the goals of the Alumnae/i Steering Committee. This includes supporting its co-chairs and sub-committees and ensuring strong and productive relationships between its members, the school, and the alumnae/i body.
Plan, manage, promote, and execute alumnae/i and community programs and other special events that support the school’s mission and fundraising goals.
Serve as primary liaison with the Marketing and Communications Office to develop and maintain regular, meaningful communications with all constituents via email, CA’s website, print communications, and social media; partner with the Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Programs Coordinator to manage outside vendors.
Interest in managing a portfolio of annual giving prospects and volunteers, engaging individuals, and inviting them to invest in CA’s mission through unrestricted annual support.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
Competencies and Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required.
A minimum of 4-7 years of relevant experience.
Willingness to embrace CA’s culture and be a visible member of the community.
Demonstrated fundraising experience with a keen understanding of best practices in annual giving.
Proven ability to work strategically, thoughtfully, and purposely with volunteers.
Customer service-oriented with superb interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with all stakeholders in support of shared goals.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Attention to detail with strong time management, organizational and project management skills.
High degree of integrity, dependability, use of sound judgment, diplomacy and resourcefulness, with a strong work ethic combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, and creative thinking; flexibility and ability to adjust to a dynamic environment with grace and positivity; ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters, including those related to sensitive donor relations.
Ability to travel, and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Database experience, proficient in MS Access, Excel, and Word; and ability to learn new software. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
Interested candidates, please submit a letter of interest and resume to:
Director of Advancement and Engagement
Subject Line: Annual Fund and Alumnae/i Programs Officer
About Concord Academy
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school renowned for world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world. Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through the arts, athletics, and engagement in the world. Our community thrives on a love of learning, thanks to the care and partnership of teachers who support our students as individuals and challenge them every day to think critically and creatively.
Innovative teaching drives our wide-as-you-can-dream curriculum. Our rigorous approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities is infused with opportunities for intellectual growth, experimentation, and hands-on learning. CA students are honest, dedicated, and self-driven — some of the brightest, most curious, and inventive young people you’re likely to encounter. Within a structured framework, our experienced teachers afford them the flexibility to learn as they do best — while achieving personal goals, whether building a robot or directing a mainstage performance. Creative problem-solving and creative expression are at the core of the CA e...xperience.
Our 39-acre campus on Main Street in Concord, Mass., is home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. We bring students out into the world, and the world to our campus. In our close-knit community, we prize collaboration over competition. Our daily interactions are shaped by uncommon levels of trust. At CA, we do more than embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We foster independent thinking. We invite passionate dialogue and debate. We believe that living attentively, questioning assumptions, and speaking one’s own truth are essential elements of an engaged and active learning experience.
When our students graduate, they’re prepared not only for college but also for lives of service and impact. Our alumnae/i are authors and ambassadors, entrepreneurs and engineers, dancers and doctors. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust.
Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices.
The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
Create + Innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy
“As Concord Academy approaches 100 years, we recognize the school’s strengths as a dynamic living and learning community, rooted in an environment defined by innovation and creativity. Looking toward the future, we aspire to strengthen this foundation to make Concord Academy the very best school it can be…The Centennial Campaign is a blueprint for academic, programmatic, and capital priorities. The campaign will free students and faculty to question deeply, take intellectual risks, and dream bigger than ever before.” – Rick Hardy, Head of School