The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington in Washington, DC, is currently seeking Major Gifts Officer. The Development office will seeks to raise $2.58 million in current operating support for FY20 through strategic engagement, direct appeals, and events to support this tuition-free school. Additionally, the school will complete the public phase of a $6.5 million capital campaign, presently at $5.6 milion, to fund a new school facility at THEARC, retire debt, and fund a cash reserve for operations. Located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC, Bishop Walker School offers a diverse and collaborative work environment.
Plan and sustain a high level of continuous contact and engagement with a portfolio of 150-200 major gift prospects ($1,000-$10,000 annual donors).
Manage 300-350 substantive “moves” with prospects over the year; these may include scheduling meetings, in person meetings (8-10 per month), substantive phone conversations and written correspondence.
Qualify for further engagement a strong and under-cultivated pool of donors who give annually $1,000 - $10,000.
Develop, market, and implement a creative and visible scholarship donor program for the school to meaningfully steward and engage our major donors.
Identify meaningful volunteer opportunities for donors and prospects; encourage and track their participation.
Be an active and visible participant in the life of Bishop Walker School.
Bachelor’s degree, plus 3 – 5 years of experience in development/fundraising and/or relevant experience in education or business. Record of donor/client solicitation and closing, preferable.
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
Ability to work collaboratively and supportively with colleagues and high-level volunteers.
Proficiency with the Windows computer environment including MS Word and Excel, and G Suite. Experience with The Raiser's Edge® or comparable fundraising management software preferable.
Availability and willingness to work outside the normal schedule including early mornings, evenings, school holidays, and weekends. Regular travel in the DC metro region and occasional travel, required.
Valid driver’s license and reliable personal vehicle, a plus.