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Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Location: Corporate College
Categories: Other, Administrative and Support, Foundation

Title: Alumni Relations & Annual Fund Coordinator

Employee Classification: Professional F/T 52 Wks Unit  

Department: Foundation

Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit:  St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer:  For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community:  Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students.  More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation.  STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion:  STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]:  STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow:  Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents.  Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance:  Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness:  STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Working under the immediate supervision of the Executive Director of the Foundation, the Coordinator of Alumni Relations & Fund plays a key role in the Foundation's development efforts; directing alumni outreach efforts designed to engage and stimulate alumni support, and overseeing the annual giving program by coordinating yearly appeals, implementing outreach methods, and ensuring proper stewardship and tracking of overall results. Works closely with the Chancellor's office; the Foundation Board of Directors, all departments within the college, specifically Information Technology and Marketing and Communications; all levels of alumni; community partners and supporters; and STLCC vendors.

What you'll do:

  • Plan, implement, and promote a coordinated marketing outreach strategy to encourage
    alumni to self-identify and connect with the college.
    • Maintain coordination of the St. Louis Community College Alumni Association membership
    • Assist with building relationships with a wide range of donors and alumni, locally,
    regionally, and nationally.
    • Assist with maintaining regular communication with donors and alumni via direct contact,
    email, newsletters, web pages, social media and print publications.
    • Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and programs.
    • Manage the budget for alumni activities.
    • Plan, implement, and promote the college's annual fund in alignment with the Foundation's
    strategic plan.
    • Track and monitor pledges, gifts, and annual giving results. Ensure and maintain accurate
    and complete donor and alumni database recordsPlan, implement, and evaluate the annual One Club employee giving campaign and the
    STLCC Society 1% giving club.
    • Act as the primary liaison with Information Technology and serve as the Banner
    Advancement Functional Lead.
    • Maintain the Foundation & Alumni social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
    and Flickr) and serve as the Foundation representative on the STLCC Web Design Team.
    • Serve as acting executive director—reporting to the Chancellor during the absence of the
    STLCC Foundation Executive Director.
    • Identify and qualify donor and alumni prospect gifts.
    • Work to raise funds for special projects and events in collaboration with Foundation
    • Research opportunities and write grants for Foundation initiatives

Education, experience, and other requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and five to seven years of relevant experience in fundraising, donor relations and/or alumni relations, or marketing with demonstrated success.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree and experience with database packages (specifically Banner and/or Raiser’s Edge)

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