Director of Annual Giving

Posted on 11/21/2017

Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas

Dallas, TX

Position Summary

The Director of Annual Giving at Jesuit Dallas is responsible for successfully managing all recurring annual fundraising appeals for Jesuit. Additionally, this individual will be charged with cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of donors and prospective donors in support of other development initiatives. Reporting to the vice president of advancement, the ideal candidate is self-motivated with a proven track record of successful relationship building and securing of philanthropic gifts.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Develop and oversee all annual fundraising efforts for the School and Foundation, including appeals to current families, alumni, parents of graduates, and other constituent groups
  • Manage a portfolio of approx. 100-125 annual gift prospects including alumni, parents, parents of grads, etc.
  • Solicit gifts directly, work with advancement staff, administration, faculty and key volunteers to implement successful solicitation strategies
  • Collaborate with members of the advancement staff on other activities such as events, gift recognition, reporting etc. that supports the School’s advancement activity
  • Assist in major solicitation proposals which may include reports and related communication materials
  • Utilize available data to construct strategies for communication, solicitation, and stewardship within the school’s various annual appeals
  • Develop and improve upon prospect moves management systems to better systematize donor related internal decision making processes


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven success building and maintaining trusted relationships with key stakeholders and the ability to interact with multiple constituencies
  • Successful involvement at a leadership or assistant level in comparable annual fundraising environment
  • Successful history in managing volunteers
  • Ability to communicate the philosophy and mission of the School as part of the cultivation process
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in an exciting, fast-paced environment
  • Strong working knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge highly desirable

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required with three or more years of experience in a fundraising space preferably in an educational environment.

General Information

  • Work schedule: Monday – Friday (occasional nights/weekends)
  • Full-time position, 40+ hours per week
  • Compensation commensurate with education and experience and a full benefits package
  • Minimal travel may be required

Please submit resume with cover letter to Natalie Devero at [email protected]


Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, a 75-year old institution, offers young men in grades 9-12 an excellent Catholic education in the classical Jesuit tradition with the purpose of forming a community of men of high moral principles and service to others. With over 1,100 students, 11,000 living alumni, 150 faculty and staff, and thousands of supporters and friends, Jesuit Dallas is a nationally recognized secondary educational institution.

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