With a Board-approved Master Plan and an excellent fundraising track record, Bishop O’Dowd High School is embarking upon a capital campaign to raise funds for the first phase of a comprehensive campus development project. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Campaign Director is responsible for overall management of all facets of the capital campaign and will work closely with the Capital Campaign Committees, other Directors in the Development Office, and additional staff and consultants to carry out a broad-based fundraising plan targeting individuals and foundations to support this initiative.
Support the Chief Development Officer and other major gift officers in advancing identification, research, rating and screening, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for individual donors and foundations through updated lists, research, reports and strategies
Evaluate progress towards goals and recommend revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals
Staff Campaign volunteer committees and assist in the recruitment of new leadership volunteer solicitors as required
Work collaboratively with staff to cultivate identified institutional prospects and prepare foundation grant proposals and reports
Partner with the Communications and Marketing department to work on the writing and development of capital campaign print and electronic collateral materials and coordinate their design and production; integrate campaign milestones into ongoing communication vehicles and public relations outreach
Manage the capital campaign fundraising budget in concert with the Chief Development and Finance Officers
Ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manage campaign record keeping
Work with colleagues to ensure donor acknowledgement, stewardship and public recognition is managed, as appropriate
Collaborate with Alumni/Development Office staff on annual fund, senior class gifts, restricted funds and special events to assure effective leveraging and coordination
Serve as a project manager, with colleagues, on campaign-related events
Other duties, as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Outstanding analytical skills demonstrated in managing prospect pipeline strategies and aligning them to fundraising and campaign priorities as well as in research and reporting abilities
Excellent communication skills in writing, in-person, and over the telephone with the ability to be knowledgeable and articulate in stating the school’s mission and vision, and the case for support of its priorities
Ability to appropriately manage highly-confidential information
A strong degree of initiative, problem-solving skills, and flexibility
A disciplined, results-oriented self-starter demonstrating initiative and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to interact with all constituents, including alumni, parents, trustees, faculty, staff, volunteers, and colleagues with a sense of professionalism
Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Three to five years of demonstrated successful fundraising experience, with preference given to candidates with campaign fundraising specifically in project-oriented work and/or the field of education
Ability to work some evening and weekends for development and school events is required
Experience with fundraising databases, with preference given to candidates with experience using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge; an intermediate level general office technology skill set, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, is required
Bishop O’Dowd High School is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in its employment policies and procedures. It follows the Diocese of Oakland's policies prohibiting illegal harassment, retaliation or discrimination. However, as a Roman Catholic high school with a stated mission, goals and objectives that clearly reflect the teachings and educational philosophy of the Diocese of Oakland, Bishop O’Dowd High School reserves the right to require all current and prospective employees to commit to carry out their duties and responsibilities in a manner that clearly and unconditionally demonstrates support of and respect for the school’s mission and Catholic identity. Persons who in good conscience are unable to agree to this commitment should not seek or accept employment at Bishop O’Dowd High School. As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties. Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions.
For more information on Bishop O’Dowd High School, please see our website at: www.bishopodowd.org. Send cover letter and resume to Karolyn Cherryhomes at email@example.com, indicating “Campaign Director” in the subject line.
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.