The Los Angeles Film School
  • - Career Development
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 64480
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Health, Dental, Vision, 401-K, FSA, Life, EAP, PTO



  • Supervise Career Development Alumni Relations Team.
  • Complete annual performance evaluations for assigned team members.
  • Create and maintain a fiscally sound Alumni Relations budget.
  • Source and secure guest speakers for Career Development special events.
  • Ascertain and recommend tools for the further development of departmental processes, brand development, and resources (publications, marketing materials, software, website presence, etc.).
  • Develop and manage communication tools and resources for alumni base.
  • Create copy for materials to be furnished to the target audience.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the School, as needed.
  • Additional duties and assignments as assigned by the Vice President of Career Development.




  • Conduct ongoing alumni outreach and correspondence to monitor employment status and collect detailed data. Research and track professional accomplishments of graduates.
  • Compile detailed lists of award wins and nominations for alumni throughout the industry. Share these lists with relevant departments within the School, including Marketing and Admissions.
  • Act as a Career Development intermediary in providing service on behalf of the Career Advisors outside of their main advising responsibilities.
  • Document all conversations in CareerConnect (in-person, telephone, email).
  • Manage and maintain Alumni Directory in CareerConnect.
  • Lead monthly graduation rehearsals and graduation ceremonies.
  • Disseminate information to graduates regarding graduation rehearsals and graduation ceremonies.
  • Produce and oversee informational alumni surveys.
  • Supervise alumni card creation and distribution for graduates.
  • Supervise the restoration of the School's auditing program. Coordinate efforts with the Education Department and the Office of Registrar to process and approve alumni auditing applications.
  • Establish, manage, and market alumni benefits as determined by the School's executive board.
  • Collaborate with the Career Development team to deliver and work special events, such as Career Fairs, Workshops, Information Sessions, etc.
  • Liaison and collaborate with faculty and staff; actively contribute to inter-departmental and/or company-wide meetings and projects, as needed.
  • Maintain weekly hybrid office hours to establish/maintain relationships with students, alumni and faculty.



  • Oversee LAFS Alumni Association's progress and work in conjunction with the organization to produce quarterly events, including Alumni Mixers and Marketplaces.
  • Recruit, manage and oversee internal and external advisory boards, with appropriate term limits as stated in bylaws.
  • Revise and update bylaws, as needed.
  • Supervise, schedule, and manage advisory board meetings.
  • Maintain records and notes related to advisory board activities.
  • Utilize Alumni Association events to connect with graduates in cohort and assist in facilitating necessary paperwork for ACCSC and BPPE employment verification goals.
  • Utilize Alumni Association as a resource for employer referrals and CareerConnect job board.



  • Lead candidate selection process for Spotlight Academy.
  • Participate in event planning committee and host the Spotlight Award Ceremony, in conjunction with the School's Events Department.
  • Assist with promotional materials and pre-interviews with Spotlight Academy inductees.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with Spotlight Award recipients to identify potential areas of service and opportunity for our graduates.



  • Source relationships with successful legacy alumni to cultivate internship and job leads in the entertainment industry for recent graduates.
  • Attend industry seminars, conventions, events and conferences (as requested).
  • Stay current on industry/hiring trends.


Experience Required:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in the entertainment industry and/or higher education.
  • Strong understanding of target audience needs.
  • In-depth knowledge of the systems, processes, terminologies, and trends of the entertainment industry.
  • Prior experience in sales and marketing.


Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Teaching/coaching/advisement and/or public speaking.
  • Prior experience in an office environment.
  • Previous experience hiring, onboarding, or recruiting.


Skills Required:

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Strong grammar and correspondence skills.
  • Strong proficiency with PC and Mac (MS Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Keynote); ability to learn new programs as required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse alumni population.
  • Position requires discretion, patience, compassion, confidentiality, and tactful issue resolution.
  • Strong organizational skills, including time management, multi-tasking, and follow-through.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet multiple, quick deadlines, and handle shifting priorities.
  • Ability to remain current on industry trends, technology, craft, and hiring trends.
  • Ability to read (and anticipate) target audience needs.
  • Skills of liaison, generation, and maintenance of synergistic business relationships.
  • Strong customer service skills, including the ability to swiftly resolve alumni issues.


Measurement of Success:

  • Graduate satisfaction and communication.
  • Alumni Association membership rates and retention.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage project efforts from end-to-end and report on same consistently to Vice President.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to improve value to the Department, Programs, and School as a whole.
  • Results of Annual Performance Evaluation, as dictated by supervisor.
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