The Alumni Initiative Coordinator administers the Alumni Initiative Program recently launched by the
Mountain School. The following mission statement, created by the Alumni Initiative Committee, states the
goals of the Initiative:
The mission of the Mountain School Alumni Initiative is to support a dynamic community of Mountain School graduates by connecting them to each other and helping them to carry forward the intellectual curiosity, celebration of place, and commitment to service we associate with the Mountain School.
The Coordinator works with the Alumni Initiative Committee and the Alumni Relations team at the Mountain School to develop, organize, and implement Alumni Initiative programs. This is a salaried, 50% FTE position with variable hours.
Main responsibilities include:
• Lead the Alumni Committee in developing and sustaining the Alumni Initiative.
• Communicate regularly with 2500+ Mountain School alumni through forums such as email, the Mountain School website, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
• Organize events (Big Idea Day, Mountain School Where You Live, social gatherings in various cities).
• Report directly to the Mountain School Director through phone conversation every other week and communicate with other graduate relations staff.
• Update and refresh the alumni page of the Mountain School website.
• Help maintain up-to-date contact information on all alumni.
• very strong writing/communications skills
• comfort with and adeptness at use of social media
• familiarity with website management
• organizational skills
• flexible schedule – the hours required can sometimes be very uneven
• New England or northeast location preferred, but can be located anywhere; travel to two Alumni Committee meetings/year is required
Ideal qualities: The Alumni Initiative imagines, creates and presents high quality programs and events for Mountain School alumni all over the world. We would like a Coordinator who is creative and energetic; is good at connecting with people; has great instincts about how to communicate with busy people; has a good sense of humor; and loves getting every detail right.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
To apply for this position, or to ask for more information, write to:
Lauren Agrella-Sevilla, Director of Studies at email@example.com
or David and Nancy Grant, Alumni Initiative Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout the school: The Mountain School attracts forty-five high school juniors each semester from private and public schools from across the country. As the country’s oldest semester program, the school targets high-achieving students who are looking for a challenge. Courses provide a demanding learning experience that takes advantage of the school's small size and on-campus farm and woodlot. The program models the values of simplicity and sustainability in practices such as food preparation, energy use, and the maintenance of facilities. Students live with teachers in small dorms and help make decisions concerning how they live together and manage the farm. Mountain School employees enjoy the benefits of working at a small, supportive school with a dynamic student body while living on a farm in the foothills of Vermont.