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Alumnae and Community Engagement Director

Alumnae and Community Engagement Director

Alumnae and Community Engagement Director

Religious of the Sacred Heart Inc.
Houston, TX 77024

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The Director of Alumnae and Community Engagement is responsible for managing all alumnae and community engagement programs by recruiting and overseeing volunteers, supporting and managing related associations and events, developing and implementing communication strategies and annual giving initiatives.

The Director of Alumnae and Community Engagement is also directly responsible for events and activities that foster relationships between students and their families and Sacred Heart alumnae. These could include Career Day, the Internship Fair and related career programming, a speaker series, and the annual Mother Daughter Luncheon and Style Show.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engagement Strategy: Explore national trends and best practices from the best alumnae and community engagement programs in the country. Use information gathered to inform the development of any new programs while managing existing programs.
  • Volunteer Leadership Recruitment and Management: Identify and cultivate prospective and current volunteer leadership for alumnae and community programs.
  • Annual Fund: Work closely with the Head of Advancement and Community Development to develop and oversee the implementation of strategy for communications, timetable, and overall plan for the alumnae and community divisions of the annual fund.
  • Communications: Work closely with communications staff to determine and implement a plan for overall alumnae and community specific communications.
  • Budgeting: Develop revenue and expense targets for all projects under purview and provide monthly updates toward goals with the expectation that all revenue and expense budget targets will be met.
  • Event Management: Design, plan, and implement all alumnae and community events including but not limited to: regional and local events, functions, and professional group gatherings. Also responsible for development and execution of the Internship Fair, professionals’ program, a speaker series, and the annual Mother Daughter Luncheon and Style Show.
  • After school and weekend hours required
  • Limited travel may be required
. Requirements:

Minimum Education/Prior Experience/Qualifications Required

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or other related field
  • Duchesne Alumna preferred
  • Proven track record in building relationships in a mission-centric environment
  • Initiative and creativity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to work collaboratively and follow directions
  • Budgetary skills and task orientation
  • Professional appearance, demeanor, and positive disposition
  • Enthusiasm, professional engagement, and passion for the Sacred Heart mission
  • Excellent organization skills with ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with attention to each detail
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, deadline-orientated and fast-paced environment
  • Strong technical skills with a demonstrated fluency in Microsoft Office, database management, and experience with email communications and/or social media a plus
  • Preferred experience: three to five years of alumnae and or community engagement experience, event management, or experience working in an advancement program (in an education environment preferred)
  • Significant experience and a successful track record in working with donors and working with and recruiting fundraising volunteers strongly preferred
  • Strong references to convey your recruiting, marketing, writing, presentation skills, and event planning experience.
  • Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks
  • Completion of Safe Environment training
  • Current CPR certification

General Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail
  • Punctuality and dependability
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures, and rules contained in the Duchesne Employee Handbook
  • Treat parents as partners in their 's education
  • Maintain productive relationships with other Duchesne faculty and staff
  • Possess strong people skills in order to be empathetic to ren’s and parent’s needs

Functional Competencies:

  • Leadership/Integrity – Effectively communicates the school’s mission; builds trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments.
  • Team Player/Commitment to Cause – Understands the big picture and manages position’s areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with Duchesne’s agenda.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Relates to employees, faculty, and other staff members in a cooperative manner that helps others to achieve their best.
  • Productivity/Organizing/Planning – Meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time, and handles multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Willingness to Acknowledge Areas for Growth – Understands need for growth and is receptive to constructive feedback.

Tenets of Staff Excellence

Duchesne Academy employees embody and promote the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. As a staff of excellence they commit to a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. As community builders, employees of Duchesne value and respect their colleagues, and they promote School goals and policies with a generous and positive spirit.

A Sacred Heart employee…

Demonstrates an understanding of Catholic Identity, respects the tenets of Catholicism, and participates in the faith life of the School.

Models acceptance of and respect for other faith and cultural traditions.

Values and encourages interactive service as a life-long commitment.

Creates an inviting environment which honors rigor and relevance, and promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and the creative use of the imagination.

Embraces the importance of the integration of technology within the school; supports and promotes the ethical use of all forms of technology.

Researches, reflects on, and adopts best practices to promote excellence in the area of expertise.

Continually seeks professional growth through self-reflection, observations, collegial dialogue and professional development opportunities.

Fulfills routine professional responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Works in partnership and open communication with parents and colleagues to ensure the well-being of the school.

Contributes to a community culture that fosters thoughtful decision-making, honorable behavior, accountability, and a sense of hope.



Nothing in this Job Description restricts Duchesne’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or Duchesne may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.


Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

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