Bishop O’Connell High School, a diocesan Catholic co-educational college preparatory high school with 1,200 students located in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking a dynamic fundraising professional to join the Advancement team as the Manager of Annual Giving.
The Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive strategic Annual Giving program to achieve annual operational fundraising goals.
Develop and execute a strategic annual giving plan
Grow the Leadership Circle of donors ($1,000 - $25,000)
Manage a portfolio of leadership prospects
Personally conduct solicitations visits with qualified leadership prospects
Collaborate with the major gifts team on comprehensive campaign solicitations
Create annual giving messaging for direct mail, email and social media
Plan and execute a one-day giving campaign in the spring
Recruit and manage a peer-to-peer cultivation network of alumni advocates
Develop and manage a Reunion Giving Program
Manage the production of fundraising videos
Analyze giving data and prepare appropriate reports regularly throughout the year
Identify and manage a committee of annual giving volunteers
Coordinate donor stewardship activities including receptions and special events
Attend and support school and Advancement events
Participate actively in the life of the Bishop O’Connell community
Progressive fundraising experience or transferable skills or experience
Committed to learning and applying the latest innovations in annual giving
A “customer service” mind-set
Volunteer management experience
Experience crafting annual fund appeals
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work independently and collaborate as a team member
Strong analytical skills
Bachelor’s degree or higher preferred
Knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge or other donor management software
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Interested applicants should submit their resume via email to email@example.com, and include “Manager of Annual Giving” in the subject line.
About Bishop O'Connell High School
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School is a faith-filled community of learning, rooted in a tradition of service and excellence. Founded by six local parishes in 1957, our school was built to serve the rapidly growing suburban Catholic population in the Washington, D.C. area. Today, our student body of over 1,100 reflects the diversity of this community.
The spiritual atmosphere at O'Connell is enriched by the presence of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who have served the school population since its doors opened in 1957.
Bishop O'Connell is one of four diocesan high schools in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.
In 1992-1993, Bishop O'Connell High School was named as a Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education, and was named to the 2018-2023 Catholic Education Honor Roll by the Cardinal Newman Society.