Assistant Director of the Hun Fund and Young Alumni Engagement
The Hun School of Princeton
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
The Hun School of Princeton seeks a highly-engaged Assistant Director of the Hun Fund and Young Alumni Engagement to join our Office of Advancement. The Assistant Director for the Hun Fund and Young Alumni Engagement is responsible for assisting in securing Annual Fund support from alumni, parents, and friends of the School and for managing the young alumni giving program. This position will manage the 5th, 10th, and 15th reunions as well as the overall engagement and strategy pertaining to the youngest fifteen classes, and has a dual reporting line to the Director of the Hun Fund and Director of Advancement.
Hun Fund Responsibilities:
Assist the director of the Hun Fund in assigned aspects of planning and executing the Hun Fund program including recruiting, training and supporting Hun Fund volunteers;
Assist in managing Hun Fund appeals – written, telephone, email, web-based social media, and face-to-face;
Assist in planning and executing Raider Giving Day, our annual day of giving;
Cultivate and personally solicit a portfolio of Hun Fund leadership gift prospects in their 5th, 10th, and 15th Reunions;
Manage select volunteers/committees, plan and attend relevant volunteer meetings, prepare meeting materials and presentations as appropriate;
Assist with Hun Fund acknowledgement and stewardship process;
Assist with managing all Hun Fund related events, activities and volunteer recognition;
Attend and assist as needed in planning and managing Advancement Office special events;
Manage relationships with 3rd party vendors;
Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Hun Fund.
Young Alumni Giving/Alumni Relations responsibilities:
Manage the Young Alumni Giving program including the 5th, 10th, and 15th Reunions and class gifts;
Educate members of the student body and young alumni on the importance of giving back, the value of the alumni network, and staying connected with Hun after graduation;
Recruit and manage Young Alumni volunteers, plan Young Alumni events, and manage the nomination process for the Young Alumnus of the Year;
Manage the collection and coordination of class notes from the first fifteen classes;
Attend and assist as needed in planning and managing Alumni Weekend;
Oversee the scheduling and management of student interns.
Social Media/Communications Responsibilities
Collaborate with Communications pertaining to the School’s social media content and how the Hun Alumni presence fits in with overall messaging (Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, etc.);
Create compelling digital content for various social media platforms as well as the cultivation and stewardship of donors as needed;
Create Advancement Office’s social media strategy, presence, and communications;
Create nuanced stories and cases for support for use in general Advancement materials;
Manage RaiderLink network.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills, experience, and requirements:
Outstanding writing and interpersonal skills;
High energy with attention to detail;
Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently;
Proficiency with computers, and strength with social media;
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, building relationships across campus and with donors;
Ability to communicate orally and in writing across multiple constituencies and audiences;
Experience in digital marketing a plus;
Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, which may be altered or redesigned as necessary;
Ability to periodically work beyond and outside the typical workday in order to meet the needs of the advancement office and the School;
A collaborative, trust-based work style;
Must possess good judgment, tact, sensitivity, and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations;
Personal qualities including resilience, approachability, and kindness;
Must be fingerprinted and pass a full Criminal History Background check.
As part of The Hun School's commitment to health and safety, we will require all new employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination prior to the start date of employment. Vaccines approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be accepted. Employees who cannot receive the vaccine due to either medical contraindications or sincerely held religious beliefs may request an accommodation.Learn more about The Hun School's Health and Safety COVID Protocols
The Hun School of Princeton is a co-educational, private day and boarding school in Princeton, New Jersey. Individual attention and strong student-faculty relationships are the hallmarks of the School. On the 50-acre campus between Philadelphia and New York City, student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work. The Hun School is comprised of 645 students in its Middle School, Upper School, and Postgraduate Program. Our campus is home to students from twenty-two countries and fifteen states.
Our campus is located in historical Princeton, New Jersey, a short train ride away from both New York City (50 miles) and Philadelphia (45 miles). Home to Princeton University, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary, and an array of cultural centers and organizations, Princeton is regarded as one of the most academically-minded communities in the world. Often named one of the country’s best places to live, Princeton is a friendly, multicultural community surrounded by mountains, parks, and lakes. There are award-winning museums and theatres, celebrated public and private schools, destination restaurants... and hotels, and a robust calendar of community events to enjoy.
The Hun School of Princeton empowers each student to thrive in a diverse and ever-changing world, by nurturing resilient character, providing individual mentorship, and inspiring vigorous and joyful learning.
In our mission of educating global citizens with resilient character, we actively seek candidates who can bring a diversity of experiences and perspectives to our community. The Hun School of Princeton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristics or activity protected by law.