Alumni Philanthropy Officer job with The Bishop’s School

Alumni Philanthropy Officer job with The Bishop’s School

About The Bishop’s School
Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The
Bishop’s School is an independent, all gender college-preparatory
school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a
historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of
downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9
to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic
excellence while celebrating character development, diversity,
inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72
zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego
County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population
self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million
in need-based grants is awarded annually.

Annualized Compensation: $90,000 – $99,000

Summary Description

The Alumni Philanthropy Officer reports to the Senior Director
of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving. This position will be
responsible for developing and implementing fundraising initiatives
to increase alumni philanthropic support and participation for a
network of departmental programs, including but not excluded to
class reunions, regional and possible international alumni
chapters, and affinity programs. This role involves identifying
class reunion prospects for lead gifts, and developing class
reunion giving goals, implementing multi-year reunion class giving
programs, identifying and soliciting regional alumni, coordinating
regional events, visits and fundraising programs, creating
fundraising marketing initiatives, analyzing engagement data, and
managing a portfolio of 100 – 120 local and regional alumni
constituents. The individual will be required to proactively
collaborate and foster relationships with a myriad of
constituencies across the Bishop’s community and its


Essential Functions and Specific Duties

  • Develop, execute, and maintain fundraising initiatives to
    increase alumni philanthropic support and participation and for
    alumni engagement programming.
  • Proactively and continuously collaborate with department giving
    teams, class agents and regional representatives.
  • Identify and foster alumni class representatives to serve as
    giving ambassadors for annual class reunions.
  • Determine class goals and repeatedly implement multi-year
    reunion class giving programs.
  • Create and implement challenge/match giving opportunities to
    encourage participation.
  • Actively manage existing regional alumni chapters and identity
    and establish new regional programs.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit regional alumni ambassadors to
    assist with regional giving and engagement programs.
  • Coordinate and manage regional programming and visits to
    chapters and engage alumni.
  • Develop and manage the alumni component of The Bishop’s Fund
    Annual October Calling Campaign and other initiatives as
  • Manage a portfolio of 100-120 alumni constituents to increase
    their philanthropic and participation and engagement with the
  • Conduct prospect discovery to identify and solicit individual
  • Develop and execute fundraising marketing plans for regional,
    reunion and the October Calling Campaign alumni giving
  • Utilize various communication channels to promote fundraising
    initiatives and engage alumni.
  • Continuously track and analyze reunion and regional engagement
    data to measure progress and inform strategy adjustments.
  • Ability to frequently travel locally, nationally, and
  • Other duties as assigned. 


An Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of fundraising and program
  • Experience in class reunion, regional giving programs and
    campaigns is preferred. 
  • Progressive record of achievement with individual solicitations
    highly desired.
  • Experience with donor data systems (Raiser’s Edge, etc.) and
    online fundraising tools.
  • Proactive self-starter with a strong results
  • Highly motivated and well-organized with a progressive record
    of achievement. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well independently
    and as part of a team. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Local, national, and international travel is required
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends for events and


Core Competencies:

  • Uphold the School’s Core Values.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive
  • Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and
    legal updates.
  • Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work area.
  • Perform, with a team approach, other duties as assigned.


Role Specific Competencies:

  • Goal Setting
  • Creative Thinking
  • Relationship Building
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Communication and Listening
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Job Knowledge
  • Productivity
  • Customer Service

Application Deadline

Applications received before June 30, 2024 are preferred. We
encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be
reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.  


Please do not contact the school directly. 

The Bishop’s School is an equal opportunity employer. We are a
diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people
of the San Diego area and the United States at large. We aim to
align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color,
religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or
expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national
origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status
or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or
federal laws. The Bishop’s School takes affirmative action in
support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified

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