Director of Alumni Affairs

Under the direction of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and External Relations, the Director of Alumni Affairs is an integral member of the development team which has responsibility for raising revenue for the SMFA, managing two major fundraising events - the SMFA Art Sale and the SMFA Medal Award, and engaging an increasingly global alumni network in service of philanthropy, student recruitment and career development. Building on a significant foundation and growing momentum, the next Director of the School’s Alumni Affairs Program, will take the program to a new level by designing and implementing a comprehensive multi-year, multi-faceted strategic plan to connect SMFA alumni with the School through a variety of events, personal outreach, and communication strategies. On the cusp of becoming an independent and regionally-accredited college, the 138-year old SMFA has a long history of distinguished alumni working in a variety of creative fields, over 12,000 living alumni and a current database of over 5,000 alumni records.

Responsibilities include: strategic planning, fundraising, event planning, volunteer management. A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in development, alumni affairs or a related field as well as excellent written and spoken communication ability is required; strong experience building or helping to build a multi-faceted volunteer-based program is desired. Poise, maturity, patience, flexibility, initiative, sense of humor and the ability to work as a team player are essential. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required.

For consideration, please submit your letter of interest and résumé to: You may also submit your materials via postal mail to: Human Resources Department, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

The SMFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce.




Full Time


35.00 hours per week

Mon-Fri, 9:00am-5:00pm


July 30, 2014


SMFA - Development