Director of Alumni Relations

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Castilleja School believes in the power of Women Learning and Women Leading. Founded in 1907, Castilleja is an independent, all-girls day school in Palo Alto, CA, offering an innovative curriculum for grades 6-12. Castilleja’s mission continues to be to educate young women to become confident thinkers and compassionate leaders with a sense of purpose to effect change in the world. Castilleja provides outstanding benefits, generous time off, and a supportive and collaborative work environment with abundant professional growth opportunities.

Castilleja is seeking a Director of Alumni Relations. The Director will lead a comprehensive alumni program including implementing an engagement and networking initiative; cultivating and maintaining relationships; developing and managing the alumni giving campaigns. 

Key Responsibilities
In collaboration with other members of the Advancement Department, and aligned with advancing the mission and fundraising goals of Castilleja:

  • Lead the overall alumni program
  • Plan, develop, and implement meaningful events and programming to strengthen the alumni network
  • Manage annual alumni giving campaigns: Annual Fund, Reunion Giving, and Giving Day in partnership with the Director of Advancement and Director of the Capital Campaign.
  • Recruit, support, and partner with the Alumni Executive Committee, including working closely with the Alumni Board President and committee members
  • Plan and execute engaging in-person and virtual events such as Reunion Weekend, Regional gatherings, alumni panels and networking events, etc.
  • Design a communications strategy, including print, social media and website, working closely with the Communications Department
  • Travel for regional events & meetings with alumni outside of the Bay area
  • Contribute to semi-annual publication of the Full Circle magazine and produce quarterly alumnae eNews
  • Identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; ensure activities are documented in alumnae engagement activity in the database.
  • Manage budget for alumni department

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent attention to detail, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience with planning and implementing complex events
  • Track record of cultivating relationships
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to: HR@castilleja.org.  Please use the words “Alumni Relations Director” in the subject line.

Thank you!