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Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, this employee will develop a strategic and comprehensive alumni and parent relations program to include strengthening the Alumni Leadership Council, creating a Parent Advisory Council, and growing our network of engaged parents and alumni.
The candidate will possess operational and relational skills to strengthen alumni and parent relations. The candidate will also possess a clear ability to articulate the essentials of a Christian liberal arts college.
Other qualifications include:
Excellent people skills.
Excellent written and verbal communications abilities, including demonstrated ability to make effective oral and written presentations, and edit written and visual communication.
Critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate in an articulate and persuasive manner.
Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects in order to meet deadlines.
Calm demeanor under pressure and deadlines.
Close attention to detail.
2-3 years of progressive, proven experience in working with on a team, clearly in a role involving coordinating with multiple departments and some exposure to marketing.
Proven track record in delivering results against objectives.
Capacity to grasp and communicate vision to a broad spectrum of constituencies.
Montreat College alumnus/na preferred.
Demonstrated skill as a networker or connector (as described in Malcolm Gladwell’s
The Tipping Point, chapter 2).
Demonstrated ability to plan and execute successful events.
Ability to work effectively with College personnel, volunteers, and constituents.
Ability to develop strategies to maximize impact within budget.
Ability to approach problems with creativity, insight, and resourcefulness.
Flexible, with a strong team mentality.
Ability to represent Montreat College at events and to the community through various modes.
Ability to maintain confidentiality in handling all matters within the college.
Concern for the ministry of the entire college, not just the areas of Advancement.
Computer proficiency, preferably in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Prezi, and Blackbaud/Reheer.
Experience with social media communication and marketing preferred.
Demonstrated success in coordinating and supervising student workers, interns, and volunteers.
Increase the number of alumni engaged with the college on an annual basis.
Develop and maintain connections with Montreat College alumni that lead to active engagement with the college through prayer, time and talents, financial resources, and recruitment and retention of students.
Connect with alumni through mass communication (including social media), personal interaction, and events, in order to increase alumni participation with the college as advocates, volunteers, connectors, and financial investors.
Increase the percentage of alumni who make a financial investment in the college on an annual basis.
Benchmark with similar institutions and identify best practices to continually connect with and engage alumni in the most effective ways.
Work with the Special Events Coordinator to plan and execute Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Provide leadership to the Alumni Leadership Council to carry out its purpose as stated in the Alumni Association bylaws.
Develop and maintain connections with parents of current students that lead to active engagement with the college through prayer, time and talents, financial resources, and recruitment and retention of students.
Communicate with parents to inform, educate, and engage them throughout their student's academic career at Montreat College and to help them be appropriate partners in the education process.
Recruit and provide leadership to the Parents’ Council to engage them as advisors, advocates, volunteers, and financial investors.
Serve and contribute to the weekly major gift officer meetings, identifying potential alumni that have capacity to give a major gift to Montreat.
Maintain the integrity of the Advancement program.
Assist in other duties whenever called upon as needed for the good and welfare of the total college ministry.
Support and carry out policies established by the college.
Reports to: Vice President for Advancement
Education / Experience: Bachelor’s degree required; Minimum of 3 years in the business environment.
Cover letter reflecting the candidate’s ability to perform the job as detailed in the job description.
An updated resume.
Personal statement of Christian faith.
Three professional references.
By email, reply to this post or send material to Ashley Bond at email@example.com
By mail, send to:
Vice President for Advancement
P.O. Box 1267
Montreat, NC 28757
About Montreat College:
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer masters, bachelors, and associates degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States. Satellite campuses in Asheville, Charlotte, and other sites supplement the main campus. The College is committed to Christ centered teaching and learning, and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.
Montreat College is a Christian liberal arts college accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to offer master's, bachelor's, and associate's degrees. The main campus is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains fifteen miles east of Asheville, North Carolina, a region recognized as one of the most attractive living environments in the United States.