Job Posting 94347

Manager, Alumni & Donor Engagement
The York School
Toronto Metro area
1320 Yonge Street, Toronto
closes in 63 days (Tue, 1 Aug)
full time

Manager, Alumni & Donor Engagement

Full-time Continuing


One of Canada’s leading gender inclusive IB Schools, founded in 1965, The York School is a place where learning extends beyond the classroom and students are challenged to realize their full potential and discover who they want to be.


In two state-of-the-art campuses in the heart of Toronto, The York School brings together an innovative and progressive employee experience and fosters a caring and inclusive environment.



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 Head, External Relations, the Manager, Alumni & Donor Engagement 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 Relations and Stewardship programs for the school’s fundraising programs, including oversight of donor lists for the Annual Impact Report and physical recognition.



  • In consultation with 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

  • Be the principal administrator for the school’s alumni engagement online platform, Graduway. 

  • Identify alumni with potential to support the school through volunteerism and/or through philanthropic support at the major gifts level

  • Work with the Associate Head, External Relations and the Advancement team to develop and manage the Alumni and Donor 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 alumni and donor stewardship materials, such as newsletters, impact reports, and Thank You letters



  • Post-secondary education in a related discipline 

  • 5-7 years of experience in an advancement and/or alumni relations role, preferably in an independent school or university/college environment; experience in stewardship and donor engagement is a asset 

  • Previous experience developing and executing multi-faceted alumni relations and/or stewardship/engagement programs 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, Raiser’s Edge 

  • Excellent project management skills, with an ability to multi-task and work toward deadlines in a fast paced environment and to high performance standards

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills 

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills

  • Strategic mindset with an ability to execute on daily tasks at the same time 



  • Flexibility & Adaptability

  • Breadth of Contribution

  • Relationship Focused

  • Service Orientation

  • Communication & Collaboration Inclusivity

  • Integrity & Trust


  • The York School Campus, Toronto

  • Occasional evening and weekend events 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 here by submitting their application online.


We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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