Nobles is a highly academic and selective coed day and five-day boarding school of 600 (including 48 high school boarders) in grades 7-12 in Dedham, Mass., just outside of Boston. We seek candidates who, in joining the faculty and staff, would bring a desire for ongoing professional improvement, a diversity of backgrounds and experiences and a demonstrated commitment to young people. Nobles has a long standing commitment to diversity and takes pride in ensuring that this is reflected within our faculty and staff.
Director of Graduate Programs
The Director of Graduate Programs is primarily responsible for planning and conducting all graduate related outreach and programming designed to enhance relationships between graduates and the school. The Director of Graduate Programs will report to the Director of Development, work collaboratively with other members of the development office, supervise an Events Coordinator and an Assistant Director, serve as a liaison to the Communications Office and serve as part of the senior management team of the 16 person development office.
Direct responsibilities include:
- Establish strong relationships with and plan programming to engage graduates of all ages and strengthen their connection to Nobles.
- Work closely with other members of the development team to identify and steward graduate donors.
- Regularly meet with and serve as the primary point of contact for all graduates.
- Leverage the graduate-facing social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to broaden engagement.
- Use a data-centric approach to graduate engagement through segmentation and strategic planning.
- Supervise and promote the Graduates Council, Nominating Committee, Hall of Fame Committee, Graduates of Color Committee, Young Graduates Committee (including emerging chapters like NYC and San Francisco) and form new groups around affinities as appropriate.
- Oversee the event teams for Reunion, Grandparents Day, Nobles Night, the Night Before Thanksgiving Gathering, 3-4 Regional Receptions, Head of School Dinner, Marathon Monday, Networking Events, and the Innovation Lecture Series in addition to 7-10 ad hoc events in a given year.
The successful candidate will be a creative, organized professional who enjoys building relationships and programs. Previous school or development experience is not a prerequisite, but is a plus. The candidate should have a successful track record of relationship building as well as the following qualifications:
- A high level of professionalism and integrity;
- The ability to design and implement programs;
- The ability to think strategically and measure results;
- The ability to inspire and manage volunteers;
- Excellent writing and communications skills;
- Creativity, a sense of humor, and flexibility.
To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to Lisa Rose. No phone calls please.