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Employment

Wilbraham & Monson Academy, situated on 300+ acres in Western Massachusetts, is an independent day and boarding school of 425 students in grades 6 - postgraduate. As one of the country’s oldest boarding schools, Wilbraham & Monson Academy has been educating global citizens and world leaders since 1804.

Wilbraham & Monson Academy, the Global School®, values employees who are knowledgeable in their fields and committed to serving a global community. We offer our faculty and staff competitive compensation and benefits as well as opportunities for professional development. If you would like to join our community, we welcome your application for an available position.

WMA prohibits discriminatory conduct of any kind. Unlawful discrimination is the unfair or unequal treatment of an individual (or group) based on certain characteristics that are specifically protected by law or Academy policy. These characteristics include: race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, gender identity and any other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

Openings

Assistant Director of Print & Graphic Design

Reporting to the Director of Marketing & Communications, the Assistant Director of Print & Graphic Design is responsible for the creation of all print and digital marketing materials.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Print Materials: Responsible for the creation of all print materials and publications including Admission and Advancement materials, postcards, posters, programs and brochures, working with internal departments and external printers and mail houses, etc.

Digital Graphics: Create graphics to be used on the Academy’s website, social media platforms and in email blasts

Photography: Digital photography and photo editing for online use

Social Media Management: Assist in managing social media posts and campaigns: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram

Must have working knowledge in:

  • Adobe InDesign or Illustrator: prepare informational pieces for print
  • Adobe Photoshop: design banners and info graphics for website and social media
  • Word, Excel, Powerpoint: word processing, PDF creation, creating presentations
  • iMovie & Digital Media: operate camera and video camera and produce videos

Bachelor's degree required; photography, social media management and videography knowledge a plus. Sense of humor a must. Experience in education-focused graphic design is preferred.

The Assistant Director of Print & Graphic Design is a part-time, 25 hours per week position. Aside from any required duties consistent with the supervision and maintenance of a residential student community, the Assistant Director of Print & Graphic Design should expect to be on campus some nights and weekends throughout the year.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume and examples of work to marketing@wma.us.

Director of Alumni Relations

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The Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for the planning and implementation of programming designed to engage alumni in the strategic efforts of WMA as well as increasing annual fund support. Serving as an ambassador for WMA, the Director of Alumni Relations is tasked with establishing pathways for alumni to remain engaged with the school through communications, volunteerism, giving, networking and other connections.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Plan, coordinate and execute all aspects of reunion, homecoming and other alumni and constituent events held both on and off campus
  • Recruit and manage a strong volunteer network that includes, but is not limited to, a strong class chair/agent structure for reunions, organizing and supporting regional associations and annual fund solicitors
  • Compile and edit content for alumni class notes and alumni photos for printed publications
  • Collaborate with faculty, administration and others on campus to coordinate networking opportunities between faculty, students and alumni
  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally and internationally as necessary to maintain engagement
  • Maintain regular communication with a wide range of constituents through phone calls, direct mail, email blasts, alumni class notes, eNews and social media
  • Manage all content for alumni social media pages, including but not limited to Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Maintain an active prospect pool within assigned region and decade and conduct at least 8 - 10 face-to-face visits per month

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend local, regional and national events as necessary and as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build programs and activities along with strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation and the ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and positively as a member of a team in a fast paced setting focused on achieving institutional goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 3-5 years of events management, alumni relations, or other relevant background
  • Computer proficiency with strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Senior Systems, Blackbaud or other CRM database software
  • Ability to learn and become proficient with other proprietary and non-proprietary software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, faculty and other employees at various levels with tact and professionalism
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and internationally to meet with assigned constituents on behalf of the Academy
  • Attend events on campus and regionally as necessary and as requested
  • Typical business hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however weekend and evening hours may be required throughout the year
  • Ability to deal with confidential materials with discretion

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Interested candidates should send letter of interest and resume to: Director of Advancement Mark Aimone at maimone@wma.us.

Director of Parent Programs

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Director of Parent Programs is primarily responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of WMA’s current parent constituency. The individual will be expected to focus the majority of their time working to cultivate and promote a positive relationship with top parent prospects to generate significant annual fund and capital gifts. In addition, manage the acknowledgements of all gifts to the Parent's Fund and develop new stewardship techniques as required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and implement an annual fundraising plan for parents in each class
  • Organize an appeal timeline, identify volunteer assignments, determine goals and target solicitation amounts
  • Develop parent annual fund program that utilizes parent volunteers to help solicit and support the goals of the parent annual fund
  • Recruit and manage all parent volunteers including but not limited to current parent class chairs, committee members and Parents Association members
  • Organize volunteer phone-a-thons as determined by the annual fund program
  • Maintain regular communication with volunteers via email, school website, phone, etc.
  • Work with Director of Advancement to develop and create a parent leadership group consisting of parents with capacity for major gifts to the Academy
  • Annually, identify new and returning parents to invite onto the parent leadership group
  • Manage parent leadership group and create events specifically for them
  • Prepare, generate and mail annual parent appeals
  • Serve as a liaison to the Parents Association
  • Attend all parent events for identification, cultivation and solicitation purposes
  • Attend and track parent events and participation
  • Expected to personally visit minimum of 5 - 8 parents per month during the fiscal year
  • Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Attend local, regional and national events as necessary and as assigned
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build programs and activities along with strong writing, planning and organizational skills
  • Openness to new ideas and their implementation and the ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Flexible, self-motivated with the ability to work collaboratively and positively as a member of a team in a fast paced setting focused on achieving institutional goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in annual fund, volunteer management or other fundraising activities, preferably within an educational setting
  • Computer proficiency with strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with Senior Systems, Blackbaud or other CRM database software
  • Ability to learn and become proficient with other proprietary and non-proprietary software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, faculty and other employees at various levels with tact and professionalism
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and internationally to meet with assigned constituents on behalf of the Academy
  • Attend events on campus and regionally as necessary and as requested
  • Typical business hours are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however weekend and evening hours may be required throughout the year
  • Ability to deal with confidential materials with discretion.

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Interested candidates should send letter of interest and resume to: Director of Advancement Mark Aimone at maimone@wma.us.