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Annual Giving Manager 

About the Organization Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHC) is a Lasallian Vincentian Catholic, co-educational college preparatory secondary school located in the heart of San Francisco, California. We provide academically rigorous, vibrant learning grounded in social justice and emerging / 21st century pedagogy. Our entire community is committed to cultivating each student's unique talents and passions, providing myriad opportunities for students to discern and realize their individual intellectual, artistic, athletic, social, and spiritual potential. SHC is a San Francisco Archdiocesan High School that is cosponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, District of San Francisco New Orleans and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Province of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Mission Statement:
Inspired by the Daughters of Charity and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, in partnership with families, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory's mission is to provide the finest education in an inclusive Catholic community of faith. We prepare our high school students to become service-oriented leaders with a commitment to living the Gospel.
Category Advancement  

Position Summary:

An innovative, mission driven and energetic Annual Giving Manager will join SHC's Advancement Team. The Annual Giving Manager is an integral member of the SHC community, working with parents, alumni and benefactors to cultivate and solicit annual gifts and contributions through annual appeal efforts, the Parent Pledge Program and fundraising events. The Annual Giving Manager is responsible for designing and implementing a strategy to increase unrestricted annual support of Sacred Heart Cathedral through the timely execution of appeals, e-appeals and other multi-channel fundraising campaigns. The Annual Giving Manager serves as a donor relations manager corresponding and responding to benefactors, parents and alumni in a professional and timely manner. We seek someone with strong verbal and written communication skills, experience in donor relations, fundraising appeals and strategies, and experience in a nonprofit environment.

The Annual Giving Manager reports to the Director of Advancement and supports the work of the institutional advancement efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Annual Appeal

  • In coordination with the VP for Advancement & Enrollment and the Director of Advancement, steward and develop a portfolio of donors and raise funds through direct personal asks

  • Devise and share broadly a clear, compelling case for supporting the Sacred Heart Cathedral Fund for Excellence and ensure the effective articulation of this message across media

  • Develop an effective annual strategy to achieve SHC's annual fund goals in dollars raised and donors secured

  • Manage and build upon SHC's existing Fund For Excellence direct appeal program (Mail, Email, Online), including content creation, timeline, budget and mailing lists

  • Provide regular stewardship and progress to goal reports and dashboards

  • Create content marketing for annual support of the Fund for Excellence in various community publications

  • Coordinate and expand the Forever Irish Program, educating students about the importance of giving back to SHC as alums

  • Coordinate and execute 1 Day Irish, SHC day of giving, in collaboration with the Advancement and Marketing and Communications teams

Parent Pledge Program

  • Manage and execute SHC's Parent Pledge Program which generates $1.6 million in revenue annually, including but not limited to overseeing the pledge commitment process with incoming freshman and transfer families, timely follow-up with parents via phone, email, in-person and/or mail, data entry, pledge maintenance and monthly/quarterly/annual reporting

  • Promote and steward Parent Giving through the in person meetings, parent e-newsletter, alumni magazine, annual report and social media

  • Encourage and steward parents' participation in the life of the school through

  • Solicit graduating families to join our Forever Irish Giving Program

Donor Relations and Constituent Engagement

  • Assume responsibility for the cultivation and stewardship of various existing donor relationships, as delegated by the Director of Advancement

  • Assume responsibility for the cultivation and stewardship of various new donor relationships

  • Ensure the highest quality of donor stewardship and guest experience for all Advancement-related guests to the SHC campus or through off-campus events

  • Assist in the acquisition of sponsorships and underwriting for 2-3 annual fundraising events including Walkathon, Golf Tournament and Gala.

  • In coordination with the Alumni Relations Manager, increase alumni engagement in the mission of the school through events, support and volunteerism.

  • Enhance the experience for parents of alumni who remain connected to SHC

  • Contribute to school publications, offering and reporting on a variety of volunteer opportunities and Office of Advancement activities.

Other Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Proactively ensure that SHC's vision, mission, values, and culture are positively represented in various communication tools including publications, campaign letters and SHC's website;

  • Act as a role model for integrity, spiritual focus, ethical behavior, fiscal responsibility and managerial excellence in support of the mission of SHC;

  • Attend functions beyond regular school day (evenings and weekends)

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Position Requirements

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills; pleasant, warm demeanor

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite; experience with relational databases (Salesforce or Raisers Edge) is a plus.

  • Must show a high level of initiative and follow through with the ability to work independently

  • Strong organizational and project management skills

  • Detail-oriented, flexible, strong work ethic

  • Experience in customer service or sales

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a diverse, inclusive work environment

  • Ability to articulate SHC’s mission, programs, and initiatives in a compelling way to diverse audiences

  • Committed to ongoing education and professional growth.

  • Must be an independent, strategic, and creative thinker who is a strong team player and willing to enthusiastically take on additional responsibility as necessary

Education and/or Experience:

  • 4-5 years of experience in the nonprofit development/fundraising preferably in an educational environment (secondary or higher education preferred).

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in Microsoft software applications, Google Suite/Gmail and internet usage, and; database management. Must be proficient with Power School and related software programs.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel as well as talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
EOE Statement Sacred Heart Cathedral is an equal opportunity employer:
The Archdiocese of San Francisco will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will consider, for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories.
Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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