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The York School

Manager, Alumni & Donor Engagement

Posted On: February 2, 2022
Closing On: February 28, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $ 80,000-100,000

Manager, Alumni & Donor Engagement
(Permanent – Full Time)
Do you enjoy working with a team of people who are innovative, dynamic, collaborative, progressive and global-minded?  If so then we are looking for you to join our community as the Manager, Alumni & Donor Engagement! The York School offers an inclusive culture and values creativity, individuality and new ideas.
Like our students, staff at The York School are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and engaged citizens of the world. Leaders and experts in their field, they are open to change and committed to improving lives through education.
The Manager, Alumni & Donor Engagement is responsible and accountable for the success, design, implementation, and management of a comprehensive alumni relations program at The York School. Reporting to the Associate Director, Advancement, the Manager, Alumni Engagement & Stewardship will identify and engage alumni whose participation supports the priorities and mission of the school. They will manage the execution of events and follow-up of alumni relations activities and initiatives. The Manager, Alumni & Donor Engagement is also responsible for developing and leading donor engagement and stewardship programs for the school’s fundraising programs (Annual, Leadership, Major Gift, Alumni,  Governance Volunteers, Staff, etc.), including oversight of donor lists for the Annual Impact Report and physical recognition (i.e. donor signage).


  • In consultation with the Associate Director, Advancement and the Associate Head, External Relations, develop and implement The York School’s alumni relations strategy.
  • Ensure the effective communication of events and activities, encouraging involvement of target groups.
  • Be the main point of contact for The York School alumni providing professional expertise and guidance and ensuring alignment between the school and the alumni association objectives.
  • Develop strong student, alumni, staff (particularly with Principals and University Counselling), and volunteer networks to support and develop strategies for alumni relations activity.
  • Identify alumni with potential to support the school through volunteerism and/or through philanthropic support at the major gifts level.
  • Develop and manage both the Alumni Engagement and Door Engagement budgets, ensuring the programs have the available resources while monitoring expenses against those budgets.
  • Collaborate with Advancement team members to ensure stewardship and engagement strategies and activities are well aligned and appropriate to each giving program (Annual, Major Gifts, etc.) and are tracked in Raiser’s Edge.
  • In collaboration with the Marketing & Communications team, lead the development of stewardship materials, such as impact reports (both custom and templated, including the annual Donor Impact Report) and stewardship presentations.
  • Post-secondary education in a related discipline.
  • 5-7 years of experience in an advancement role, preferably in an independent school or university/college environment in an alumni relations and/or stewardship/engagement portfolio.
  • Previous experience developing and executing multi-faceted alumni relations and/or stewardship/engagement programs.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google, Raiser’s Edge.
  • Ability to project manage, multi-task and work toward deadlines in a hectic environment and to high performance standards.
  • Outstanding communication skills (oral and written) and presentation ability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility & Adaptability
  • Communication& Collaboration
  • Breadth of Contribution
  • Relationship Focused
  • Inclusivity
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Service Orientation
  • Influence & Inspiration
  • Leading with Purpose
  • Champion Change
  • Coach & Develop Others
  • Managerial Courage
  • TYS Campus, Toronto
  • Hybrid, remote work and on campus required
  • Weekend and evening work required
Employees at The York School are inquiring, knowledgeable, caring and engaged citizens of the world. Leaders in their field, they are collaborative, open to change and committed to improving lives through education. We are committed to professional development, and provide a competitive compensation, Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) and benefit package to our employees.
At The York School, our mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world. As such, we are an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. The York School will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Human Resources by email at or by phone at 416- 926-1325.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest in confidence via email to  Please reference the position you are applying for in the subject line. We appreciate all applications, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.