Manager of Annual Giving

Posted on 09/04/2019

Bishop O'Connell High School

Arlington, VA

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 protected], and include “Manager of Annual Giving” in the subject line.

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