Bishop Ireton High School, a co-educational high school serving over 800 students in Alexandria, seeks a highly experienced Senior Director of Institutional Advancement.
The Senior Director of Institutional Advancement oversee Development, Communications and Admissions for Bishop Ireton High School and has direct oversight for growing revenue generating activity. He or she will manage the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Director of Admissions, Director of Communications and Advancement Officer. This is a full time, 12-month position reporting directly to the Head of School.
Work collaboratively with the Head of School and Executive Assistant to maximize School leadership’s time and attention on external relations activities
Develop and maintain an annual plan and timetable to include:
Maintenance of an outreach calendar for all of external relations
Major Gift and Annual Giving activity growth
Expansion of the Head of School Circle through strategic outreach
Establishment of constituency-based segmentation design
Direct mail development, writing and execution
Reunion planning, execution and fundraising
Alumni Relations communications and engagement activities
Admissions growth with annual markers
Report regularly to the Board of Governors on progress in fundraising and enrollment
Identify, train, and maintain relationships with internal and external volunteers to assist in external relations programming as needed
Work collaboratively with Bishop Ireton faculty and staff to grow a culture of philanthropy
Regularly attend internal and external fundraising, enrollment and alumni relations events
Directly oversee and report on the overall departmental budget
Oversee and mentor the Director of Communications, Director of Admissions, Advancement Officer, and Database Manager
Conduct a minimum number of personal visits annually
The ideal candidate will demonstrate:
An understanding of and commitment to Bishop Ireton’s mission
A proven track record of successful fundraising and outreach activity
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Intimate knowledge of the philanthropic process
Highly organized and strategic thinking
Ability to quickly assess and solve problems
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Grace under pressure
A willingness to travel up to 20% of the time
Education and Experience
5 to 7 years of development experience in an educational setting
Familiarity with donor and prospect management software, particularly Raisers Edge
Proficient in Microsoft Office software, including PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Proficient in web research
Additional Salary Information: Start Date: On or about August 1, 2017 Salary: Commensurate with experience Contact: We invite qualified candidates to consider becoming part of our community by submitting a cover letter, including current salary, and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bishop Ireton is a college preparatory, co-educational high school serving students from across the Washington Metropolitan area in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1964, Bishop Ireton is one of four high school's in the Diocese of Arlington, and is rooted in the tradition of Salesian spirituality taught by the Religious Congregation of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, our founding religious or...der. Following our Live Jesus! Charter, the School continues an affiliation with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.
Bishop Ireton is located near historic Old Town Alexandria and has an entirely college prep curriculum. There are AP and honors courses in all disciplines and an Academic Enrichment program provides daily support for those who need it. Seventy percent of students participate in the athletic program and there are more than 50 co-curricular clubs and activities. BI is home to an internationally renowned music and award-wining drama program. There is a four-year comprehensive community service program. Bishop Ireton students earn millions in scholarship money and attain top SAT scores and 99% college placement.
Bishop Ireton is fortunate to have dedicated lay faculty and staff, 80% of which have advanced degrees, as well as a full time chaplain from the Diocese of Arlington and teachers and administrators from the Franciscan and Holy Cross Religious Communities. Faculty teach their students according to the unique spirit of St. Francis de Sales, teacher, missionary, bishop, and gentle saint.