Alumni Relations and Events Coordinator

Totino-Grace High School | Fridley, MN
Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000

Totino-Grace High School is seeking a highly organized, donor/alumni-focused, and motivated individual to provide leadership and direction for alumni relations and special events. This is an excellent opportunity to work within a dynamic, high-performing team of fundraising professionals in promoting Totino-Grace’s mission. This position has two primary focuses: to increase alumni and donor engagement and to provide leadership to advancements events, which are highlighted by our Winter Place Gala.

General Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership and manage alumni reunions, advancement events, and other events throughout the school year.
  • Provide leadership to the alumni relations area so as to enhance annual engagement and fundraising efforts.
  • Evaluate and refine class reunions and special events to ensure they are effective.
  • Create and maintain alumni communications on the TG website, e-newsletters, the Continuum - alumni community events, and class notes.
  • Coordinates and trains volunteers who work on events and programs.
  • Plan, coordinate, and attend events, meetings, and other activities as requested by the Associate Vice President for Advancement.
  • Develop and oversee event timelines and calendars.
  • Provide backup support for database gift processing.
  • Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the President, supervisor and/or employee for safe and efficient operation of the school or to help fulfill the school’s mission.

  • A bachelor’s degree in areas such as communications, marketing, business, event planning or management is preferred.
  • At least one year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Ability to develop affinity from alumni to attend alumni events.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and facilitate a range of special events.
  • Ability to recruit, train, and motivate volunteers.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and Google Docs.
  • Knowledge and ability to establish budgets for special events.
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical and reporting skills.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge donor management program preferred.
  • Ability to work independently.

Desired Skills:
  • Event planning experience in education and/or non-profit field.
  • Alumni relations experience in college or high school setting.
  • Skills and experience in recruiting and working with volunteers on special events.
  • Understanding of Catholic Lasallian mission.

Pertinent Information:
  • Full-time position.
  • Competitive hourly rate and benefits.
  • Flexible schedule in terms of start/end hours.
  • Work for an engaging and well-respected organization making a difference in the lives of our students.
  • Position will remain posted until filled.

To apply for this position, send a resume, letter of interest, and three references or letters of recommendation to:

David Olson
Associate Vice President for Advancement
Totino-Grace High School
1350 Gardena Avenue NE
Fridley, MN 55432