Associate Director of Annual Giving
Bishop O'Connell High School is seeking an Associate Director of Annual Giving to join a dynamic six-person Advancement team. It is a full-time, exempt 12-month position reporting to the Director of Advancement. It is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, organized, and committed believer in the transformational impact of
Catholic education to share their talent with a collaborative team.
Bishop O'Connell High School is a 65-year-old co-ed college preparatory school in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Our mission is to provide students with an education rooted in the life of Christ and foster the pursuit of excellence in the whole person.
The Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for an annual giving program that advances the school's mission. The Associate Director masterminds a plan to facilitate relationship-building with parents, alums, faculty, and students through the lens of philanthropic support managing all aspects of annual giving, including direct mail, e-solicitations, giving days, reunion giving, monthly giving, and personal solicitations. As a vital member of the Advancement team, the Associate Director collaborates with colleagues and assists with events and initiatives to achieve overall department goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
Create multifaceted engaging appeals that leverage various communication channels to reach new and current donors.
Manage an annual fundraising calendar to achieve measurable
Draft solicitation and acknowledgment letters.
Ensure proper and timely donor acknowledgments, recognition, and stewardship.
Manage a Leadership Giving program, including an annual stewardship reception.
Manage and grow a monthly giving program.
Plan and execute an annual day of giving.
Educate stakeholders on the importance of annual giving.
Direct the segmentation of the database biannually.
Lead research on prospective donors.
Prepare monthly reports on progress toward goals.
Attend Advancement Committee meetings.
Develop and manage a parent and alumni ambassador program.
Create a Senior Class Giving Program.
Write content for the website, school publications, newsletters, and social media.
Attend School and Advancement events and provide staff support.
Engage in school activities as a liaison for the Advancement program.
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Advancement.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree required.
Minimum 3-5 years of fundraising experience; annual giving experience is a plus.
Knowledge of fundraising and CRM systems; Raiser's Edge experience is a plus.
Skills and Abilities
Self-motivated to initiate contact with donors and prospects.
Excellent communication, presentation, and public speaking skills.
Active listener, able to discover donors' interests and identify their passions.
Organized and detail-oriented.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with Canva graphic design program is a plus.
Commitment to Bishop O'Connell's mission, goals, and objectives.
Desire to work in Catholic education.
Can-do spirit and positive attitude.
Able to work independently and as a team member.
Openness to new ideas and professional development.
Adherence to professional ethics and confidentiality.
Accuracy in recording contact with donors.
Available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
Willingness to travel for donor meetings.
Please send resumes to Kimberly Aubry at [email protected] and put Annual Giving Associate Director in the subject line.