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Alumni Relations and Events Manager for the 2022-2023 school year 
 
Job Overview 
The Alumni Relations and Events Manager of Catholic High of New Iberia, LA will help the Director of Advancement shape, design, and implement strategies, programs, and  events. This person must be an energetic person who will help to lead, sustain, and  grow the Advancement Department at CHS for grades 4 through 12. The Alumni Relations and Events Manager is responsible for becoming proficient in Raiser’s Edge/Blackbaud Donor Database, managing and organizing school and fundraising  events, and assisting with publications. He/she assists the Director of Advancement and the Community Outreach Manager and serves as an active member of the school’s Advancement department. The ideal candidate is a strong, collaborative leader possessing the skill, determination, and work ethic to fulfill the vision of the school set  forth by the Chancellor, Principal, and school leadership. 
 
Reports to: Director of Advancement, Principal 
 
Education/Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or at least 5 years of experience in  
  • Marketing/Fundraising/Hospitality 
  • School-related advancement and alumni relations experience preferred 

Essential Job Functions: 

  • Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students as an active member of the Advancement Department 
  • Oversees all aspects of Raiser’s Edge, including collecting and recording donations as well as reporting for the Advancement Director or Business Office
  • Maintains an archive of historical school achievements and records
  • Works with the Advancement Director to develop a comprehensive marketing plan for the school, including digital, print, and social media outlets 
  • Assists the Advancement Director with all fundraising 
  • Maintains budgets as assigned by the Director and Business Office
  • Assists with special Masses and receptions, including all related correspondence
  • Manages and leads all aspects of special projects such as fundraising for student travel, academic raffle, and alumni events 
  • Implements events to engage the greater school community 
  • Plans and implements a wide array of consistent communications with all alumni
  • Devises, implements, and manages a full program to maximize involvement of all CHS, Mt. Carmel, and St. Peter's College alumni 
  • Plans, organizes, and implements a variety of alumni functions both locally and  throughout the country 
  • Researches and profiles the background of all alumni 
  • Publishes annual alumni magazines and other alumni publications
  • Select and train alumni to assist the admissions’ office network for prospective families and students 
  • Creates, expands, and replenishes a class representatives program to form an active Alumni Board 
  • Functions as the liaison between the Alumni Board and all of their activities and  the school 
  • Implements and maintains the school-wide alumni database 
  • Maintains an appropriate photograph library for publications and mailings 

Personal Qualities: 

  • Strong communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills 
  • Creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills 
  • Flexible, team-player mentality 
  • Servant-leader approach and a desire to grow 
  • Acute time management skills, including the ability to balance priorities in a fast  paced environment 
  • Steadfast dedication to confidentiality and discretion 
  • Solution-oriented focus 
  • High degree of professionalism with varied constituencies 

Alumni Relations and Event Manager should possess: 

  • An understanding of and belief in Catholic High’s mission and vision, as well as the goals of its long-range plan 
  • A commitment to developing and maintaining a climate hospitable to education and a Christ-focused school culture 
  • A commitment to providing positive support to the school and its leadership
  • Availability to work events outside school hours as needed 
  • An acknowledgement and understanding of best practices in the field of advancement in educational and/or professional environments 
  • An established network in the greater community 
  • An understanding of the importance of marketing and public relations, including involvement in and cultivation of support groups (parents, volunteers, alumni, etc.) 
  • An understanding of and appreciation for all facets of school life
  • High expectations of self, students, staff, and faculty 
  • Capacity and desire to perform other duties as assigned by the Principal and Director of Advancement 
Compensation: Salary and competitive benefits package based on education and experience
 
HOW TO APPLY: Complete an application form (found on the school website), and  submit with resume; letter of interest; statement of philosophy of advancement; university transcripts of all college degrees; and three current letters of recommendation highlighting moral character, Marketing/Fundraising/Hospitality experience, and leadership experience. 
 
Deadline for submission: February 15, 2022 
 
Attn: Dr. Stella J. Arabie
Catholic High School
1301 de la Salle Dr.
New Iberia, LA 70560
 
Or via Email: 
Attn: Dr. Stella J. Arabie
sarabie@chspanthers.com