Manager of Special Events

Bishop Kearney High School

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Brooklyn, NY


2202 60th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11204

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Bishop Kearney High School Development Office

Job Title: Manager of Special Events


Bishop Kearney High School is an all-girls, private, Roman Catholic high school in the Bensonhurst region of Brooklyn, New York. Bishop Kearney empowers young women to develop their unique gifts by offering an excellent education rooted in the teaching and tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Bishop Kearney is a leading high school in Brooklyn with advanced broadcast journalism, computer science, and medical programs and a newly renovated STEAM Wing.


Bishop Kearney High School is searching for a qualified manager of special events to work in the development department. Position reports to Director of Development.


Responsibilities include:

  • Managing four annual fundraising events: the student Walk-a-thon in September/October; the Mother-Daughter luncheon in November, the Gift Auction in February/March, and the Alumnae Reunion in April.
  • Managing development associate, seasonal part-time employees, and student interns, in their execution of day-to-day administrative tasks and preparation for special events.
  • Regularly soliciting donors for support of Bishop Kearney High School, in particular vendors and individual supporters of events.
  • Managing event budgets, which include catering and event logistics, purchased raffle items, and publication and marketing materials
  • Recruiting and leading a cohort of volunteer alumnae, students, parents and friends of Kearney in executing aspects of special events, particularly the Gift Auction and Reunion.
  • Integrating with other development staff and admissions department to manage presence on social media and school web site.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years related experience
  • Strong time management skills and superior organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects with fast-paced deadlines, and quickly change gears as needed
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbally and in writing; ability to undertake public speaking engagements with confidence and presence
  • Demonstration of excellent judgment, strong problem-solving skills, and ability to successfully translate strategic ideas into action and results
  • High comfort-level with various technologies, including Microsoft Office, web editors, and social media platforms. Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Occasional availability for night and weekend work.
  • A passion for Kearney’s mission, vision, and accomplishments


About the Employer

Bishop Kearney High School empowers young women to develop their unique gifts by offering an excellent education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus, imbued with Catholic teaching and tradition, and animated by the charism of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.  At the time of graduation, the Bishop Kearney graduate will have been challenged to think critically, creatively, with a global perspective, and will have been provided with opportunities that will continue to call forth her spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and social growth.

How to apply :

To apply please contact JoAnn Pezzella at

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