Alumni Officer

Lower Canada College

Description de poste offerte en anglais seulement.

A premier Montreal institution since 1909, Lower Canada College (LCC) is a co-educational day school for students from kindergarten to grade 12 with a strong reputation for preparing students for entrance to prestigious universities across the world. One of only three Quebec high schools to offer a pre-university grade 12 program, LCC is also the only English high school in Quebec to offer a two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP). Located on a beautiful seven-acre campus in the heart of Montreal’s Monkland Village, LCC draws students from nearly every continent of the world. LCC’s enriched educational program consists of academic, co-curricular, and service opportunities that position students to explore and discover their true potential throughout their educational journey.

The school invites applications for the following position:

Position Title: Alumni Officer

Department: Advancement

Position Group: Staff

Reports To: Director of Advancement / Director of Development and Alumni Engagement

Status: Full time

Start date: January 2018 

The Advancement Office at Lower Canada College works as a team with many shared responsibilities. An important function of the Advancement Office is to promote and enhance relationships with Alumni and other constituents, and to generate financial support for LCC. Reporting to the Director of Development and Alumni Engagement, the Alumni Officer (AO) will play an integral role in the school’s alumni engagement efforts by working to foster and nurture a mutually beneficial relationship between LCC and its Alumni.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a networking and mentoring program, including researching, developing, and managing a web-based platform that best suits the needs and interests of our Alumni.
  • Build relationships with Alumni and Current Parents to create an ongoing database of summer job, internship and career opportunities for Alumni.
  • Assist with building the Class Agent system and engaging representatives of each class, especially Young Alumni of the past 15 years.
  • Launch a Young Alumni Executive Committee to work in conjunction with the existing Alumni Executive Committee.
  • Attend meetings of the Alumni Executive Committee and act as the committee secretary.
  • Assist (and in some cases lead) the coordination of Alumni events, including LIONfest, off-campus Alumni events in the local area and in other cities (which will include travel), Young Alumni Pub Night, and other Advancement events.
  • Coordinate logistics with volunteers, food services, caterers, and maintenance staff.
  • Research alumni in reunion years, outside of Quebec, and in Montreal to constantly update contact information.
  • Oversee the alumni communications schedule year-round; this includes electronic communication via numerous social media platforms, as well as invitations, fundraising appeals, greetings, and announcements.
  • Update alumni news for the CLASSifieds and In Memoriam sections of The LION magazine.
  • Write articles about past events for use in The LION, social media posts, and e-communications.
  • Respond to alumni communications and requests.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by the Director of Development and Alumni Engagement or the Director of Advancement.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • University degree with experience in constituent relations, event planning and non-profit fundraising, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills. Able to complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Passionate about people and the ability to work closely with and motivate volunteers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English and French).  
  • Collaborative, flexible, effective team player on a small Advancement team.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Expected to learn and use the school’s development software, Raiser’s Edge.
  • A professional attitude, tact, and energetic personality who enjoys providing the highest quality of service to our Alumni.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • Knowledge of the independent school environment an asset.

School-Wide Core Values

Professionalism, Continuous Growth, Passion/Excellence, Collaboration/Communication and Respect & Empathy

To apply:

Letters of application, accompanied by a resume, should be emailed by November 26th, 2017 to

Cover letters should be addressed to Tara Murphy, HR Director, Lower Canada College.  Details about school life can be found at

We thank all applicants but regret that only those short-listed will be contacted.

LCC has an employment equity program.