Director of Alumni Programming
Supervisor: Sr. VP of Projects
Work Periods: Full Time, 12 month
Class: Classified, Exempt
Description: The Director of Alumni Programming will develop and manage CNCA’s program to support alumni as they pursue four-year degrees from post-secondary institutions. Alumni Programming will play an integral role in CNCA’s efforts to achieve a 90% college-acceptance rate, 80% attendance rate, and 60% college-graduation rate by the year 2022.
The Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic vision and sustainability plan for CNCA’s Alumni Programming. The Director will continue and expand upon CNCA’s work with alumni to support them in progressing to and through college, building and maintaining a network of CNCA alumni that leverages the strengths of the CNCA community and third-party organizations and volunteers. The Director will cultivate relationships between CNCA and all alumni in order to recruit, train, and manage alumni volunteers; identify, monitor, and support at-risk alumni; research and design programming to address alumni needs; and establish a life-long community of CNCA alumni. The Director will also develop and manage relationships with third-party organizations and volunteers to establish support services for CNCA alumni. The Director will foster relationships with post-secondary institutions where CNCA alumni are in attendance, and with post-secondary institutions that have strong programs and/or track records of success for traditionally underserved student populations. The Director will coordinate with CNCA College Counselors to guide alumni in the college selection, application, and financing process.
- Transition Preparation
- Coordinating with College Counselors develop and execute programming, including materials, workshops, one-on-one sessions, and seminars to prepare graduating students and their families for the transition to college;
- Coordinating with the Director of Whole Child recruit and manage volunteers to present on various transition topics, including financial literacy, college culture, class selection, and healthy decision-making;
- Alumni Relations
- Establish communication with all CNCA alumni and develop a sustainable system for maintaining contact with all CNCA alumni
- Develop, maintain, and monitor a database for tracking alumni at post-secondary institutions;
- Identify at-risk alumni and ensure they receive needed support so that they are on track to transition from 2-year colleges to 4-year colleges and to graduate from 4-year colleges in 6 years;
- Plan and coordinate alumni events;
- Develop and execute programming to support alumni as they navigate through college, including materials, webinars, and in-person meetings to address concerns;
- Establish regular digital communication and maintain a social-media network – CNCA alumni e-blast, blog, chat room, and/or Facebook page - for all college-going CNCA alumni, to establish a supportive community and maintain connections.
- Support Programs
- Develop, manage, and codify all components of an Alumni Mentor Program, including the recruitment, training, and management of a team of CNCA alumni volunteers and independent volunteers;
- Using CNCA alumni input, identify challenges and develop programming to help alumni overcome those challenges;
- Establish and manage partnerships with organizations to provide support to college-going CNCA alumni on a national level;
- Develop content for social media and newsletter communications for CNCA and with partner organizations and volunteers;
- Develop and maintain relationships with post-secondary institutions where CNCA alumni are in attendance; ensure support is provided to CNCA alumni, as needed;
- Manage all components of the CNCA Scholarship process, including committee meetings, application, renewal, selection, processing, and follow-up with recipients.
- Strategic Planning
- Identify post-secondary institutions with strong programs and/or track records of success for traditionally underserved student populations; establish relationships with those institutions; coordinate with CNCA College Counselors accordingly;
- Develop a long-term strategy for continued expansion of and increased success of Alumni Programming;
- Report to all stakeholders progress, obstacles, and trends among the CNCA alumni that impact dashboard goals.
- Research, cultivate, and solicit current and future funders to enable further development of Alumni Programming and solidify the long-term financial viability of the program;
- Periodically report to all stakeholders regarding progress, obstacles, and trends among the CNHS alumni
- Ability to take initiative and work independently and as part of a collaborative team;
- Strong written and verbal communications skills with a broad range of stakeholders;
- Strong organizational and time-management skills;
- Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities;
- Strong relationship-building and relationship-management skills;
- Determination and perseverance to act as an agent of change in a demanding organization;
- Strategic thinking, creativity, and problem-solving;
- Ability to recruit, motivate, and manage a large group of volunteers;
- Demonstrated passion for increasing college access;
- Experience in or willingness to learn how to identify, procure, and maintain sources of funding;
- Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
Please send resume and letter of interest to: