Bishop O’Dowd High School is seeking a qualified full-time professional to play a leadership role in the school’s events and stewardship programs. The position will oversee the planning and execution of high-quality donor and community events. The Director will also oversee the school’s Parent Pledge program as well as a stewardship program that coordinates departmental efforts to ensure meaningful donor recognition, acknowledgement and reporting to leads to deeper engagement.
Founded in 1951, Bishop O'Dowd High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school serving 1,200 diverse students in grades 9-12 who come from all parts of the East Bay and beyond. Informed by Catholic values, the mission of O'Dowd is to educate and inspire its students to build a more just, joyful, and sustainable world.
Event management including but not limited to the annual Transforming Lives Dinner, the Crab Feed and Auction, alumni events, donor stewardship and cultivation events. Specific event duties include but are not limited to:
Manage volunteer committees and ongoing volunteer recruitment.
Maintain a prospect list for fundraising events, partnering with Development Office staff and committee volunteers. Update lists regularly and use list to develop an acquisition and relationship-building plan to set appointments with these priority donors and sponsors.
Prepare event budgets and financial reports; accountable for staying within or under budget and meeting revenue goals.
Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
Secure sponsorships, donations, and/or manage ticket sales for events.
Manage all event-related marketing strategies and communication, vendor relationships and venue responsibilities and maintain reports and files, as appropriate.
Provide oversight and management to the Parent Pledge Program, including arranging pledge meetings, tracking, reporting and managing communication and stewardship for this key fundraising effort.
Provide event planning expertise and oversight to the Crab Feed Committee and manage department administrative support for the event.
Manage a comprehensive stewardship plan to coordinate donor recognition efforts across the department.
Partner with other staff to provide advice and consultation on event planning and production.
Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of the stewardship program and development events, and make recommendations for enhancements where appropriate.
Ensure that the mission and priorities of the school are reflected in the planning and presentation of all development events and programs
Initiate and maintain ongoing and proactive networking with internal and external constituencies.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer or the President.
Qualifications and Skills
Effective verbal and written communication skills; pleasant, warm demeanor
Must show a high level of initiative and follow through with the ability to work independently
Strong organizational and project management skills
Detail-oriented, flexible, strong work ethic
Experience in sales, marketing or customer service
Desire to work closely with volunteers
Experience in planning and executing special events and programming
Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a diverse, inclusive work environment
Proficiency in computer applications, including knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Candidate will also be committed to ongoing education and professional growth
Relevant experience in an independent or private school, college, or non-profit setting preferred
Ability to work evenings and weekends
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience
Founded in 1951, Bishop O'Dowd High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school serving 1,200 diverse students in grades 9-12 who come from all parts of the East Bay and beyond. Informed by Catholic values, the mission of O'Dowd is to educate and inspire its students to build a more just, joyful, and sustainable world. For more information, visit the school's website at www.bishopodowd.org.