Responsible to: Executive Director Date Approved: May 2019 Summary of Major Responsibilities The Alumni Engagement Specialist (AES) cultivates Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) alumni relationships by focusing on the development and implementation of alumni engagement strategies. Working in concert with personnel at the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools (FMPS) and MMSD, the AES will manage the pilot phases of the Madison Public Schools Alumni Network as described below. Through oversight of the pilot, the AES will establish, enhance, and expand alumni engagement opportunities with MMSD graduates that advance the goals of FMPS, developing a strong pipeline of future advocates, donors, and mentors/volunteers. During this pilot phase, building support across the alumni community for a 2020 facilities referendum, which could approach $280 million, will also be critically important. This is a limited term, part-time, non-benefits eligible, project role, available up to two years. A successful pilot could lead to a permanent opportunity. Duties & Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to, the following) Pilot Phase I: 2019-2020 School Year • Draft and test value propositions for stakeholder groups. • Determine with FMPS and MMSD staff measures of success. • Manage efforts to introduce the alumni network to incoming freshmen and their families, including registering parents who are alumni. • Manage efforts to recruit seniors before, during and after graduation-related activities (e.g. cap and gown distribution, graduation ceremonies), including parents who are alumni. • Manage contact with the La Follette High School Board of Visitors. • Form boards of visitors for the other MMSD high schools, identifying champions and volunteers for each. • Consider with the FMPS Marketing Director how to incorporate alumni engagement into our May 2020 Circle of Friends luncheon and 2021 20th anniversary event. • Work with MMSD schools to obtain existing data (e.g. yearbooks, alumni lists, booster clubs, etc.). • Test usage of Downtown Madison, Inc.’s “member meet-ups” as a means to gather alumni. • Complete memorandum of understanding with MMSD re. student data access and usage, ensuring compliance with MMSD policies and FERPA. • Disseminate new or curated content for members through social media and web. • Learn about how to use alumni module included in Raiser’s Edge NXT Pro package.