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Alumni Engagement & Giving Officer

The Bishop's School
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 24, 2024

Job Details

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: $85,000 - $95,000

Position Summary Description
The Alumni Engagement and Giving 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 participation and philanthropic support for department programs, including but not excluded to class reunions, regional, and affinity programs. This role involves identifying class goals, implementing multi-year reunion class giving programs, managing regional alumni chapters, coordinating regional visits, creating marketing plans, analyzing engagement data, and managing a portfolio of 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 affiliates.

Essential Functions and Specific Duties

  • Develop, execute, and maintain fundraising initiatives to increase alumni participation and philanthropic support for alumni engagement programming.
  • Proactively and continuously collaborate with department giving teams, class agents and regional  representatives.
  • Identify and foster class representatives to serve as class 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 and cultivate regional alumni ambassadors to assist with regional programs.
  • Coordinate and manage regional programming and visits to engage alumni.
  • Develop and manage the alumni component of The Bishop’s Fund Annual October Calling Campaign and other initiatives as needed.
  • Manage a portfolio of 100-120 alumni constituents to increase their participation and engagement with the School. 
  • Conduct prospect discovery, stewardship, identify major gift potential, and solicit individual donations.
  • Develop and execute marketing plans for both regional and reunion giving programs.
  • 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.
  • Other duties as assigned. 



  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree preferred. 
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of fundraising and program development. 
  • Experience in annual, class and 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 orientation. 
  • 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 and national travel is required (30-50%)
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends for events and programs.


Core Competencies:

  • Uphold the School’s Core Values.
  • Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive attitude.
  • Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates.
  • Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure.
  • 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
We encourage you to apply as soon as possible but no later than May 20, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.


Please do not email or call 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 candidates.


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