Episcopal High School is seeking a Major Gifts / Alumni Engagement Officer to support all aspects of alumni engagement and giving. Reporting to the Director of Alumni and Parent Programs, the officer is responsible for engagement and fund raising for alumni in a cohort of approximately twenty classes. The individual will cultivate and steward donors and volunteers with personal visits and achieve annual fund goals for class participation and level of giving. Success in this role will be critical to achievement of Episcopal’s next comprehensive campaign, which will be the largest in the School’s history.
Execute annual giving strategy for cohort of approximately 20 classes;
Manage a portfolio of 125 prospects for leadership level annual fund and capital campaign gifts with the following monthly targets:
o 30-50 contacts (moves management touches)
o 15 face-to-face visits (requires significant travel);
Identify new prospects for planned gift and major capital gift solicitation;
Support gift program for four reunion classes each year; and
Staff key advancement events such as regional receptions, Spirit Weekend, Reunion Weekend.
Summary of Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of eight years of professional experience, preferably in non-profit/educational fundraising;
Experience soliciting planned gifts;
Exceptional interpersonal/relationship building skills;
Strong written, verbal, and listening skills;
Attention to detail and organizational skills;
Personal belief in the mission of independent boarding schools;
Desire to join a high-functioning and collaborative team;
Willingness to travel an average of 2-3 times per month; and
High level of computer literacy and competence required – particularly related to Raiser’s Edge database and software for reporting, calendars, and timelines.
Interested individuals who meet the requirements above should send a cover letter, resume, and references via email to:
Jordan Christensen Human Resources Administrator Episcopal High School 1200 North Quaker Lane Alexandria, VA 22302 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Episcopal High School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability or any other protected category in accordance with applicable Federal, State and local laws.
About Episcopal High School
Episcopal High School is an independent, coeducational, 100% residential preparatory school located just 10 minutes from Washington, D.C., on 130 acres in Alexandria, Virginia.