Date Posted: April 19, 2019

Senior Director of Development, College of Engineering

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

The University of Delaware (UD) exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, UD has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching, and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. Tracing its origins to 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University today is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university.

The College of Engineering is home to seven academic departments devoted to building a community of problem-solvers focused on challenges associated with sustainability, energy, health care, and the environment.

The College’s internationally recognized faculty includes named professors, National Academy of Engineering members, NSF and DOD faculty career and young investigator award winners, and University teaching award recipients. World-renowned initiatives led by college faculty include College-based research centers and University-based research centers and institutes, all of which provide a fertile training ground for future engineers. This research takes place in modern innovation spaces, such as the Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, which houses 200,000 square feet of research and teaching space, including the UD Nanofabrication Facility. Additionally, the University’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus expands University-based research and shared research undertaken with corporate partners.

College of Engineering students also learn in real-world settings through internships and co-op programs. Student organizations such as Engineers Without Borders give students an opportunity to address engineering challenges in developing countries.

Strategic partnerships with industry, government, and academic institutions complement these initiatives, expanding the College’s reach and cultivating a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, leadership, and entrepreneurship among future engineers. Graduates are leaders in academia and industry alike.

In order to continue providing opportunities to put great ideas into practice, help shape UD’s future, and advance the University from excellence to preeminence, visionary leadership from the University’s President and Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, among others, is advancing new levels of philanthropic ambition and achievement. The mounting success of the current Delaware First campaign, publicly launched in 2017, is emblematic of the University’s burgeoning culture of philanthropy. As of February 2019, the campaign had secured more than $693 million, well on pace to reach its $750 million goal by June 2020. The College of Engineering has already surpassed its $100 million goal within the broader campaign, having secured more than $105 million as of March 2019. The Delaware First campaign and an underlying commitment to philanthropic best practices has increased total annual fundraising revenues across the University.

The College of Engineering is also taking steps toward preeminence, guided by the leadership of a new Dean (Levi Thompson, UD ’81, appointed October 2018). Building on the College’s campaign success, a new vision for UD Engineering is being charted that will continue to elevate its profile and impact. Greater strategic focus in development activities will catalyze new programs, increased faculty support, the attraction and retention of new and distinguished faculty, and new physical spaces, among other emerging priorities for the future.

With an emphasis on ensuring that UD’s philanthropic efforts feature strategic, sustainable, major-and-principal-gifts-focused fundraising for each of its academic units, the University seeks candidates for Senior Director of Development for the College of Engineering (Senior Director). The Senior Director provides strategic leadership, direction, and management for major and principal gift fundraising for the College. The major emphasis of the position is the solicitation of gifts of $100,000 or more from individuals. The Senior Director will manage two major gift officers, an Assistant Director of Donor Relations, and an administrative assistant. The Senior Director will be a key member of the College’s leadership team. S/he will closely collaborate with the Dean and faculty leaders in leveraging the partnership of the College’s Advisory Council of distinguished alumni and friends, as well as various advisory councils corresponding to academic departments, in development initiatives.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Genuine enthusiasm for and demonstrated commitment to the mission and programs of the University of Delaware and College of Engineering.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Seven or more years of experience in development positions with progressive responsibility, including experience in major and principal gift fundraising. Experience working in an institution of higher education or nonprofit environment of similar complexity is strongly preferred, as is involvement in a comprehensive or capital campaign.

  • Experience leading and managing fundraising teams.

  • Sophisticated understanding of the following: all functional areas of frontline fundraising (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations); data-informed, metrics-based major gifts fundraising; higher education operations, governance, and culture.

  • Strength in developing the case for support, short and long-term fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives. Experience effectively strategizing with and engaging various groups and constituents, including the most senior levels of an organization.

  • Track record of securing six-figure gifts or greater, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as working with annual giving strategies to develop pipelines for annual leadership and major gift donors.

  • Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement development initiatives.

  • Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective development network.

  • Well-honed skills in organizational efficiency and project leadership, including demonstrated accomplishments while working with cross-functional teams. Skill at maintaining recordkeeping systems and procedures, goal setting, and measuring success

The University of Delaware has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: April 19, 2019

Senior Director of Development, Lerner College of Business & Economics

University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

The University of Delaware (UD) exists to cultivate learning, develop knowledge and foster the free exchange of ideas. State-assisted yet privately governed, UD has a strong tradition of distinguished scholarship, research, teaching, and service that is grounded in a commitment to increasing and disseminating scientific, humanistic, and social knowledge for the benefit of the larger society. Tracing its origins to 1743 and chartered by the state in 1833, the University today is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university.

The Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics meets the changing needs of students, employers, and the global economy. For 100 years, Lerner has been driving business forward in Delaware and beyond by creating opportunities, launching and strengthening companies, shaping communities, and helping students to reach their full potential, something the College calls Opportunity, Inc.

Opportunity is incorporated into everything Lerner does. It is the College’s commitment to offer a highly-personalized combination of classroom, co-curricular, applied research, mentoring, shadowing, internship, and professional experiences that will challenge students to find what most inspires and fulfills them. All Lerner students, graduate and undergraduate, receive an experience-driven business education utilizing evidence-based analytic methods across departments and accredited degree programs. Hands-on learning experiences abound in experiential learning centers, during internships with top firms, and as students manage the $2 million Blue Hen Investment Fund. And there are more than 100 study abroad courses for undergraduate and graduate students. Students make career and networking connections with successful business leaders in Lerner’s more-than-30,000-strong alumni network and through participation in internships, student clubs, and job interviews with top firms.

Research activity and centers play an important role in Lerner’s continuous push to improve the state of business knowledge and practice, and to generate sparks of new ideas and innovations to drive the region’s economy. As one of the nation’s few business colleges with a robust economics department, Lerner offers a rare and extremely valuable depth of data inquiry and analytics, combined with well-networked and experienced scholars across all business functions.

In order to continue providing opportunities to put great ideas into practice, help shape UD’s future, and advance the University from excellence to preeminence, visionary leadership from the University’s President and Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, among others, is advancing new levels of philanthropic ambition and achievement. The mounting success of the current Delaware First campaign, publicly launched in 2017, is emblematic of the University’s burgeoning culture of philanthropy. As of February 2019, the campaign had secured more than $693 million, well on pace to reach its $750 million goal by June 2020. The Delaware First campaign and an underlying commitment to philanthropic best practices has increased total annual fundraising revenues across the University.

The Lerner College of Business & Economics’ development program has been on a similarly ascendant philanthropic path, with total gift revenues steadily rising. This growth has been fueled by a focus on expanding external engagement initiatives and events, building the individual giving program, and maximizing support from an excellent prospect base with high affinity for Lerner. As of February 2019, Lerner has secured approximately $54.7 million toward its $70 million goal within the broader Delaware First campaign.

With an emphasis on ensuring that UD’s philanthropic efforts feature strategic, sustainable, major-and-principal-gifts-focused fundraising for each of its academic units, the University seeks candidates for Senior Director of Development for the Lerner College of Business & Economics (Senior Director). The Senior Director provides strategic leadership, direction, and management for major and principal gift fundraising for the College. The major emphasis of the position is the solicitation of gifts of $100,000 or more from individuals. The Senior Director will manage two frontline gift officers and an administrative assistant, and s/he will be responsible for assessing staffing needs and recommending additional staff resources as necessary. The Senior Director will be a key member of the College’s leadership team. S/he will closely collaborate with the Dean in leveraging the partnership of the College’s Advisory Board, the NYC Dean’s Advisory Council, and the Alumni Advisory Board in development initiatives.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Genuine enthusiasm for and demonstrated commitment to the mission and programs of the University of Delaware and Lerner College of Business & Economics.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Seven or more years of experience in development positions with progressive responsibility, including experience in major and principal gift fundraising. Experience working in an institution of higher education or nonprofit environment of similar complexity is strongly preferred, as is involvement in a comprehensive or capital campaign.

  • Experience leading and managing fundraising teams.

  • Sophisticated understanding of the following: all functional areas of frontline fundraising (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations); data-informed, metrics-based major gifts fundraising; higher education operations, governance, and culture.

  • Strength in developing the case for support, short and long-term fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives. Experience effectively strategizing with and engaging various groups and constituents, including the most senior levels of an organization.

  • Track record of securing six-figure gifts or greater, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as working with annual giving strategies to develop pipelines for annual leadership and major gift donors.

  • Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement development initiatives.

  • Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective development network.

  • Well-honed skills in organizational efficiency and project leadership, including demonstrated accomplishments while working with cross-functional teams. Skill at maintaining recordkeeping systems and procedures, goal setting, and measuring success

The University of Delaware has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: April 18, 2019

Director of Planned Giving

Davidson College

Davidson College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C.   Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.  

Davidson seeks an experienced professional with a track record of accomplishments for the role of Director of Planned Giving.  This position is a fundraising role responsible for expanding philanthropic relationships with alumni, parents, and friends. Responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies to promote charitable gift planning, including estate planning, life-income vehicles, gifts of property, and other complex arrangements.  This position manages all aspects of the planned giving program. Travel is required.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required.  Excellent communication skills and a minimum of five years related experience.  Experience with sophisticated financial and legal concepts preferred. Fundraising experience with a record of successfully inspiring philanthropy is also preferred.  

To apply for this position please visit the Davidson jobs website at:  jobs.davidson.edu


Date Posted: April 18, 2019

Director of Development, College of Education

University Advancement

University of Oregon

University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include UO Alumni Association, Development, International and Principal Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.

The College of Education at the University of Oregon is one of the highest ranked colleges of education in the United States and has a strong tradition of scholarship, outreach, and impact at local, state, national, and global levels. The assigned mission of the College of Education is to prepare individuals to become administrators, teachers, researchers, and related professionals. Our faculty conduct innovative research and scholarship in education and the clinical sciences and are national and international leaders in prevention science, school-based intervention, research methods, and measurement designed to improve educational and social service systems for all. Faculty and staff are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students who comprise the College and who will be the next generation of educational leaders.

Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon.

The Director of Development works as part of Development to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the University. The Director is assigned to the College of Education and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on gifts in the major gift ($100k+) range.

This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The Director works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the University to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends. The Director will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university and the assigned unit, priority, or region. Performance, as measured against these goals, will be evaluated annually.

Reporting jointly to the College of Education Dean and University Development, this position leads the College’s development program and is responsible for managing all fundraising activity, including representing the College in development meetings on campus and setting fundraising goals and strategies in conjunction with leadership in the College and Development. Travel within Oregon as well as to cities in other states up to 50% of the time is an essential expectation of this position. This position is jointly funded by the College of Education and University Advancement.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $85,000+. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/523831/director-of-development-college-of-education, #523831.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by May 7, 2019. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.


Date Posted: April 17, 2019


Senior Assistant, Principal & Major Gifts

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brookline, Massachusetts

Overview

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Senior Assistant supports all fundraising activities for Principal & Major Gifts and assists in teamwide strategic initiatives. In addition, the Senior Assistant provides administrative support for the Assistant Vice President, Principal & Major Gifts II, including managing correspondence, scheduling meetings, mail, travel arrangements, and appointments.

Embody Dana-Farber's Core Values: Impact; Excellence; Compassion & Respect; and Discovery every day. Add value to the Dana-Farber community by seeking opportunities to collaborate across the Institute. Foster an ethical, positive, results-oriented culture founded on open communication.

Responsible for assisting the entire Division with reaching financial goals.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Resume and cover letter required with application submission.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist Assistant Vice President with monthly management of PMG II budget through receipt collection, purchasing card management, and monthly budget analyses;

  • Assist Assistant Vice President with PMG II business analyses, including mid-course corrections, operating plans, month-end, quarter-end and year-end reporting, and business plans (when applicable);

  • Manage correspondence, calendar, mail, travel arrangements, and appointments;

  • Order supplies, copy materials, answer phones, etc.;

  • Respond to calls and visits from major donors, prospective donors, volunteers, and sponsors;

  • Compose letters, memos, and reports, and type and mail/fax correspondence;

  • Handle specific projects pertaining to disease centers and physicians staffed by Assistant Vice President working directly with donors/faculty and coordinating donor luncheons, visits, and dinners;

  • Process checks and gifts of securities, in coordination with gift processing and office protocols and handle terms of agreement and acknowledgements, investigate pledge status and gift payments as needed for donor inquiries and clarification for senior staff;

  • Assist in tracking new prospects, completing next steps, and conducting preliminary research on donors/prospects;

  • Develop a strong working knowledge of ClearView, Microsoft Office, Business Objects, and other management information and tracking systems used by the Philanthropy office;

  • Create/maintain organizational and management systems and databases;

  • Develop working knowledge of PowerPoint to create slide decks as needed;

  • Assist in design and production of written material such as proposals, invitations, and brochures;

  • Support Visiting Committee activity as needed (coordinating speakers, logistics, meeting materials, minutes, faculty needs, action items, etc.);

  • Provide back-up support for PMG and front desk as requested.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to Assistant Vice President of Principal & Major Gifts II. Independent decision-making on day-to-day tasks and good judgment is required for dealing with Institute donors, trustees, and senior staff and confidential information.

Qualifications

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required. As this level position is often considered a “base” for someone pursuing a career in Philanthropy, a Bachelor's degree is preferred. 1-3 years of administrative experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Excellent written and verbal communications skills are necessary with a strong orientation to customer service. Superior organizational skills and ability to manage a variety of projects are key. Directed and self-starting attitude with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and work with a variety of personalities. Solid computer skills.

PATIENT CONTACT:

No.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work station located in typical office setting. Some over-time or weekend work is required. Some use of personal vehicle for business purposes may be required.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/n3zgzsxjyzzms3qn

PI109300478


Date Posted: April 17, 2019

Director of Development for Parent, Young Alumni & Student Giving

UCLA Development

With a century of achievements and a commitment to serving the greater good, UCLA is dedicated to creating change to make a better world. At UCLA, families, students and recent graduates are vital partners in this endeavor, becoming lifelong partners in UCLA's future. The Director of Parent, Young Alumni & Student Giving will have a major impact on creating and growing these vital connections.

As part of a dynamic team of professionals devoted to raising funds to promote the University's purpose, the Director will develop a strategic plan to forge relationships with parents, young alumni, and students and engage them in volunteerism, advocacy, and increased support for UCLA. This position, under the direction of the Senior Executive Director, Individual Giving, will collaborate with UCLA development colleagues, including Alumni Affairs Parent and Family Programs, Regional Giving and the Chancellor's Society.

The Director will design and implement a comprehensive solicitation blueprint that involves parents throughout their four-year tenure in resources, programs, and volunteer opportunities; develops philanthropic leadership in students and young alumni; and motivates parent, young alumni, and student giving teams. This individual will also utilize interpersonal and team-building skills to lead prospect solicitation and develop donor relations and stewardship plans.  In addition, the Director will manage, motivate and monitor the parent, young alumni and student giving teams. 

The Director will deepen connection to philanthropy through communication strategies, including social media. With a minimum of three to five years progressively responsible development experience, the ideal candidate will have developed sophisticated plans for implementing complex major gift solicitations, and have a strong ability to recruit, train and motivate staff and volunteers.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

For a more detailed description of this position or to apply please click here or visit the UCLA Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu.  Then click on Open Positions. scroll down to Req Num #29904, and click on the corresponding Position (job title).

Application link:
http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1834

Salary:  
$101,000 - $120,000 annually + benefits


Date Posted: April 11, 2019

Prospect Management Analyst

Princeton University

Princeton University seeks a Prospect Managment Analyst to join the Prospect Development and Research (PDR) team. Reporting to the Associate Director of Prospect Management, the Prospect Management Analyst will serve as an integral member of the team, providing support to inform prospect management strategy for fundraising staff. This role works closely with the Associate Director on processes associated with on-going prospect development, including building and maintaining fundraiser portfolios, implementing methods to evaluate portfolio productivity, monitoring fundraiser activity, and coordinating and maintaining enhancements related to prospect management and donor data in the Advancement database. The candidate will build collaborative relationships with fundraisers and foster strong working relationships with University Advancement and Development Office staff members. The successful canddiate must be able to coordinate projects related to the needs of internal Advancement departments, providing value-added critical-thinking using independent judgment, strategic thinking, and problem solving skills.

The PDR is part of University Advancement, responsible for providing information integral to the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of alumni and friends of the University in support of the University's fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Associate Director of Prospect Management in monitoring individual fundraiser portfolios, evaluate composition, and on cultivation and solicitation strategies, prospect lists, and pool management

  • Perform ongoing analysis of prospect data and review prospect profiles to assess the effectiveness of prospect development strategies; provide recommendations for enhancing the prospect pool and individual portfolio management

  • Support the Associate Director in maintaining the prospect management areas of the University database

  • Assist with the preparation and follow up for semiannual portfolio review meetings with fundraising staff

  • Develop initiative-specific prospect lists of donors aligned with the University's strategic framework and key fundraising initiatives, using advanced technical tools, including queries, dashboards, reports, and exports of data

  • Provide support and training on the prospect management areas of the University Advancement database, including contacts, interests, proposals, and solicitation

  • Conduct reviews of prospect management related data for consistency; promote data integrity through accurate data maintenance and ongoing clean-up efforts; initiate and complete projects to enhance and improve data

  • Continually review and identify best practices, trends, and methods in prospect management to improve effectiveness and identify innovative approaches to prospect management

  • Work on department-wide projects, ensuring that the department efforts are aligned with the priorities of the Development office

  • Review online and print publications and contribute prospect and industry specific articles to weekly department newsletter distributed to Office of Advancement staff and select senior campus partners and administrators; monitor publications for trends in higher education for newsletter and appropriate dissemination

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • One to three years of experience in prospect management / prospect development, or in a comparable analyst, information specialist, or project management role

  • Excellent attention to detail and high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to use technology to gather, interpret, and organize data

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to interact effectively with diverse groups

  • Strong interpersonal skills; as well as strong initiative and selfmotivation and the ability to work both independently and in teams within a customerservice oriented environment

  • Analytical acumen necessary to manage and present data effectively

  • Understanding of philanthropy (mission, practice, trends) and fundraising practices (the development cycle, prospect management policies and practices)

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and handle sensitive information and material in a discretionary manner

  • Organizational skills to handle several projects simultaneously, accommodate shifting priorities, and meet deadlines

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in prospect development/prospect management

  • Experience with database operations and usage, including CRM and other relational databases

  • Knowledge of and commitment to the values and mission of Princeton University and higher education and the goals and guiding principles of the Office of Development

Please attach a cover letter for full consideration.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/8dfw5n49s69gz3gs
PI109143709


Date Posted: April 11, 2019


IAT Account Executive

The Henry Ford

Can you imagine walking into your workplace inspired every day?  At The Henry Ford, you will be surrounded by icons of the world’s greatest achievements and working side by side with passionate people driven by one purpose:  to ignite a spark in the minds of the next generation of thinkers, makers and innovators that will change our world. 

You will be part of a nonprofit organization that is a national treasure, providing inspiration to 1.8 million guests each year at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, and the Benson Ford Research Center.  When you join our team and stand in Edison’s Laboratory or sit on the Rosa Parks Bus and see people from every corner of the world next to you in wonderment, you will feel an overwhelming sense of pride and purpose knowing you are a part of what The New York Times named “one of the world’s coolest museums.” 

The Henry Ford, located in Dearborn, Michigan has an outstanding opportunity for an Account Executive in our Institutional Advancement Department!  

The Account Executive will be an integral part of The Henry Ford’s Institutional Advancement team.  The ideal candidate will have a passion to support The Henry Ford’s vision to be a nationally recognized destination and force for fueling the spirit of American innovation and inspiring a “can-do” culture through corporate partnerships.  The Account Executive will be developing, managing, and growing major corporate sponsorships, and contributing to the growth and sustainability of The Henry Ford.  
 
Your primary responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with national-level partners that lead to renewals, partnership growth, and sustained revenue sources for the institution.

  • Secure new national partnerships including Partners in Innovation, official/title sponsors, National Invention Convention partners, and sponsors for The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation TV show.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Generate revenue to support unrestricted and capital campaign fundraising goals.

  2. Support national new business sales effort:  identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.  Manage all aspects of the client relationship, including client meetings, proposal development, invoicing, fulfillment, activation, and timely recaps.

  3. Support national and global partnership program with Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, and Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ related sponsorship/marketing sales experience

  • Must be a strategic and creative thinker astute in identifying client needs and matching internal resources, thus maximizing effectiveness of corporate partnership for both parties.

  • Demonstrated success in communicating effectively with key clients and identifying client needs.  

  • Demonstrated success in effective sales, client management, and relationship management. 

  • Candidate must be highly organized, self-motivated, and express excellent verbal and written skills; capable of handling numerous projects simultaneously and able to prioritize, with keen attention to detail and ability to work collaboratively with others involved in program development and program implementation. Some travel may be required. 

SPECIAL SKILLS:
Exhibit integrity beyond reproach and build trusting relationships within and outside The Henry Ford.  Detail-oriented, energetic team player driven to succeed.  Proficient with Microsoft Office, as well as database management systems.  Responsive to management and constructive criticism.  Able to strategize, plan, execute, and interact with tact, discretion, and diplomacy. 


Date Posted: April 11, 2019

Development Coordinator, Patrons Circle

American Museum Of Natural History

The Development Coordinator, Patrons Circle provides support for the Patrons Circle and Junior Council membership programs, and for associated volunteer leadership groups and Museum Advisory Council. The Coordinator also provides organizational and administrative assistance to the Director of Major Gifts and Patrons Circle.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Operationalize and execute multi-touchpoint plan to steward Patrons Circle (PC) and Junior Council (JC) members.

• Provide customer service to PC and JC members and administrative support for PC and JC membership events. Related tasks include, but are not limited to, answering inbound PC/JC calls and emails, pulling mailing lists, printing and mailing invitations, taking RSVPs, monitoring attendance, sending reminders, liaising with gift officers, assisting with VIP briefings, and printing name tags.

• Support the coordination of PC and JC related activities across Development and Membership teams.

• Provide administrative and organizational support to the Director.

• Assist Director with execution of prospecting, solicitation, and volunteer management strategies across PC and JC membership programs.

• Plan and execute various cultivation and stewardship activities, including

donor meetings and site visits.

• Maintain current and accurate donor records in Raiser's Edge and Tessitura.

• Coordinate and collaborate with colleagues across the Museum, including fellow Institutional Advancement staff, scientists, educators, exhibition specialists, volunteers, and others.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree.

• At least 2 years of experience in non-profit development.

• Exceptional interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and sound judgement.

• Thorough and precise with strong ability to prioritize and plan.

• Professional demeanor and ability to adapt quickly to, plan for, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, high-expectation environment.

• Willing to work occasional evenings and weekends for fundraising events, member programs, and donor visits.

• Fluency in Microsoft Office.

• Database experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred.

• Knowledge of Tessitura a plus.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1436267

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.

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Date Posted: April 11, 2019

Director of Development, Neuroscience

UCLA Health Sciences Development

UCLA is one of the nation’s premier providers of modern medicine, home to educators and students who generate ideas that fuel innovation. The groundbreaking research that takes place at UCLA Neuroscience is unlocking the mysteries of the human brain, the organ that lies at the core of our human experience, furthering knowledge of brain diseases and disorders and actively pursuing solutions and cures.

UCLA is seeking a dedicated and driven Director of Development, Neuroscience. As a member of our dynamic team of Development professionals, you will have a major impact on supporting this cutting-edge research and technology. The Director, under the direction of the Senior Executive Director of Health Sciences Development, will set overall strategic directions and build and manage a robust fundraising program to attract private support for UCLA Neuroscience, fueling the development of a greater understanding of brain science. A persuasive communicator, this individual will share this strategic vision throughout the organization including the Semel Institute, assigned areas within the Division of Geriatrics, and areas under the broader neuroscience theme.

The ideal candidate will possess sophisticated strategies to lead annual and long-term fundraising goals, as well as manage a portfolio of major gift prospects. The Director will establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with various constituents to identify and understand funding needs and priorities and to create development plans. This individual will initiate, develop, and maintain cooperative relationships with the businesses, educational institutions, and communities that support UCLA Neuroscience.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

For a more detailed description of this position or to apply please click here or visit the UCLA Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu.  Then click on Open Positions. scroll down to Req Num #29796, and click on the corresponding Position (job title).

Application link:
http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1826

Salary:
$101,000 - $120,000 annually + benefits


Date Posted: April 11, 2019

Development and Communications Lead

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)

Overview

Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), a program of the Art of Problem Solving Initiative, Inc., is seeking a leader for our development and communications efforts.

BEAM creates pathways for students from low-income and marginalized communities to access careers as mathematicians, scientists, engineers, and computer scientists. Nationwide, access to the advanced study that opens these opportunities is often limited to affluent families who can afford specialized training. In contrast, BEAM directly offers middle school summer programs, advising and weekend enrichment classes throughout high school, and mentoring in college. We also help students apply to and earn scholarships for other programs for continued advanced work during high school summers so that students can pursue their interests.

Our programs have grown from serving 17 students each summer when we were founded in 2011 to over 400 students now. We have demonstrated success helping students enter into top high schools and colleges. Our students have excelled at advanced work and entered into math, science, and computer science majors at top universities.

As Development and Communications Lead, you will coordinate and track outreach to existing supporters, develop relationships with potential supporters, organize and lead fundraising events, research grant opportunities, manage our social media, and apply to grants. In addition, you will work with senior leadership to develop fundraising strategies and messaging and help plan the overall financial strategy for the organization. Our team is small, and you will be the only full-time development staff member; our current full-time staff member will remain part-time.

This position can be customized to the background of the applicant. We are open to both experienced development professionals (who might enter as Director of Development) or to STEM professionals who are changing career paths who will enter at a coordinator or manager level. More junior staff will receive extensive coaching from our staff as well as numerous professional development opportunities and support from external consultants.

Commitment to Diversity

BEAM believes that our staff, at all levels and across all roles, should represent the backgrounds of the students we serve. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment. Beyond a commitment to nondiscrimination, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and marginalized communities.

Details and Application

For a detailed discussion of the role and responsibilities, as well as to apply, please view the job description on our website.

https://www.beammath.org/director-of-development


Date Posted: April 10, 2019

Harlem Village Academies and National Progressive Education Institute

Chief Development Officer

New York, New York

Harlem Village Academies is a progressive K-12 public charter school network in Harlem that is making a national impact on American public education. HVA is deeply committed to the ideals of progressive education, which was conceived to promote an equitable and democratic society. As a community of educators, HVA aspires to create, live, and work in schools that reflect this philosophy.

HVA believes that the marks of a quality education are precise thought, the ability to speak rationally and write clearly, summon evidence to support one’s arguments, the willingness to examine the grounds of one’s arguments, and to accede graciously, when appropriate, to stronger opinions. The mastery of these habits of mind simultaneously requires and fosters the intellectual capacity necessary for students to become active and thoughtful democratic citizens. HVA emphatically embraces Martin Haberman’s denunciation of the pedagogy of poverty: “overly directive, mind-numbing, mundane, anti-intellectual acts” such as isolated drills, rote learning, worksheets, and presentations that make minimal cognitive demands. The HVA community holds itself accountable for creating learning experiences that inspire and require the highest levels of intellectual sophistication.

Harlem Village Academy High provides current students and graduates with guidance and support to prepare for college matriculation and graduation. One-hundred percent of HVA graduating seniors have been accepted to college, including Yale, NYU, Columbia, Cornell, Michigan, Stanford, Vassar, Northwestern, Howard, and Morehouse, among others. Most HVA students are the first in their family to attend college. Once on campus, HVA continues to support college students through mentoring, as well as guidance related to accessing campus resources, managing finances, overcoming academic challenges, and more.

Through the Progressive Education Institute, HVA is now taking its vision to urban education more broadly, educating cohorts of teachers who will take the progressive pedagogy they have learned at HVA and apply it nationwide. Graduate students at PEI, comprising both aspiring teachers and experienced teachers, are embedded in classrooms at HVA. PEI students learn how to spark every child’s intellectual curiosity and teach students to become passionate, self-directed, independent thinkers. The PEI program challenges aspiring teachers so that they may, in turn, challenge their students to struggle intellectually and experience the thrill of deeper learning.

HVA’s success is built on a powerful educational vision. HVA is working to redefine American education, combining the entrepreneurial spirit of charter schools with a highly sophisticated, ambitious view of teaching and learning rooted in progressive philosophy.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for maintaining and markedly growing philanthropic support for HVA and will design and execute a comprehensive development strategy consistent with HVA’s strategic goals. S/he is responsible for building a sustainable development program focused on major and principal gifts from individual and institutional sources and catalyzing an organization-wide culture of philanthropy. The CDO will oversee a development team currently comprising four to five positions. S/he will be empowered to enhance the functional alignment of the development team, as well as its growth over time, in consultation with the CEO, with the understanding that significant additional capacity is needed to attain HVA’s fundraising potential. The CDO will personally manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors, and s/he will also closely collaborate with the CEO, senior HVA administrators, Board members, and other volunteer leaders to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major and principal gift donors. The CDO will lead any future fundraising campaigns.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Passion for and ability to articulate the mission of Harlem Village Academies and the value of progressive education.

- Bachelor’s degree.

- Minimum of seven years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, with demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising, including identification, cultivation, and solicitation. A history of securing six and seven-figure gifts or more.

- Demonstrated ability to provide strategic and operational management, including creating and managing a budget. A track record of increasing the effectiveness of a development program and staff through established objectives and performance standards.

- Strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives. Experience working directly with the most senior levels of an organization and the ability to effectively engage and strategize with various stakeholders.

- Experience identifying, inspiring, nurturing, and motivating board members and other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.

- Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement philanthropic initiatives and achieve goals.

- Working knowledge of sophisticated, integrated information systems and the ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about prospect/constituency engagement strategy.

- Exemplary attention to detail and organizational skills, with the ability to effectively implement and complete projects on a timely basis and to manage multiple priorities.

Harlem Village Academies has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: April 9, 2019

Director, Parent Development

Office of University Advancement

Boston College

The Director, Parent Development leads Boston College’s parent major gift fundraising efforts and is responsible for one of the nation’s most successful and ambitious parent philanthropy programs in higher education. Reporting to Ben Anderson, Associate Vice President for Major Giving, the Director shapes and implements programmatic and engagement strategies for parents with identified capacity from $250,000 to $4,900,000, while closely partnering with the principal gift team to develop comprehensive strategies for our most highly rated parents. The Director will also manage two fundraising professionals, as well as a portfolio of 30-40 parent prospects. Ambitious growth in the number and pace of commitments at the $250,000 and higher levels and of five-figure and higher annual giving are key measures of success for this role.

Specific responsibilities include the development of events, volunteer opportunities, and communications to maximize engagement and philanthropy of BC’s parent community, both on campus and regionally across the U.S.; management of the full pool of prospective parent donors with major gift potential; oversight of individual solicitation strategies, ensuring that philanthropic conversations are moving through the donor engagement process at pace and tracking the parent giving pipeline; management of parent prospect strategy review meetings to ensure effective utilization of University leadership and key volunteers; and management and professional development of team members.

The ability to collaborate with other fundraising units will be critical to the success of the Director, including the Office of the Senior Vice President, Athletic Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Gift Planning, Principal Giving, and School Development.

To apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2753&site=1


Date Posted: April 4, 2019

Senior Assistant Director, Development

American Museum Of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is seeking a Senior Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Management who will report directly to the Director of Prospect Research and Management. The Senior Assistant Director will be an integral member of the Prospect Research and Management Team and will provide support for the entire Institutional Advancement Department.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Compile detailed, in-depth research profiles on donors and prospects.

- Working with the Director, manage research for select Committee meetings and maintain content for associated 1-pagers and blurbs.

- Analyze and synthesize accumulated information to assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity, and connections to the American Museum of Natural History.

- Working with the Director, manage, prioritize, and track departmental research requests and follow-up actions.

- With the Director, work with Gift Officers to provide recommendations on solicitation strategies, where appropriate.

- Assist Director with quarterly Gift Officer Portfolio Reviews.

- Work with the Director on the maintenance of prospect management system, including donor rating systems.

- Use data analytics to help inform the creation and modification of Gift Officer portfolios, and when developing prospect lists.

- Maintain the Research Team to-do list, including tracking research requests and follow-up actions.

- Proactively create, and subsequently maintain, prospect lists for exhibitions and special projects.

- Master the use of external informational databases including Relationship Science, Lexis Nexis, iWave, and Research Point.

- Manage Research Team and respond to urgent requests if/when Director is unavailable.

- Staff Institutional Advancement events in the evening as needed.

Required Qualifications:

- Five years of related work experience.

- Bachelor’s Degree required.

- Exceptional communication skills, both written, and verbal.

- Ability to think analytically and work within tight deadlines.

- Strong background in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and familiarity with financial markets and institutions.

- Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Familiarity with relational databases; specifically, Raiser’s Edge and Tessitura.

- Experience programming with SQL a plus.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1432219

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.

If special accommodations are needed in applying for a position, please call the Office of Human Resources.

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Date Posted: April 4, 2019

Major Gifts Officer

University of Michigan

Working Title: Major Gifts Officer

Job Opening ID: 170702

Job Category: Fundraising - Major Gift Officer

Salary: $72,000 - $80,000

Experience Range: 3 to 5 Years

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume as one document on the University of Michigan Careers at the U site.

If you are unable to apply via the U-M Jobs site, please submit your cover letter and resume to dev.careers@umich.edu. In the subject line, please type in the Job Opening ID for which you are applying.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

Reporting to the Director of Development (DOD) and working with other staff and volunteers, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual major gift prospects that are capable of making gift commitments of $25,000 or more to support the U-M Library’s overall campaign, annual gift goals, and other funding priorities.  This person will also assist with overall budgeting, planning and program/event management. Travel is required.

The Library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work.

Responsibilities*

  • Advance individual relationships that result in philanthropic contributions

  • Identify, qualify, and manage a portfolio of prospects

  • Plan and implement strategies and effective activities for soliciting prospects including candidates for planned gifts and/or multi-year pledges

  • Match library funding priorities to individual donor interests

  • Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to understand the current and lifetime giving potential of individual prospects

  • Ensure consistent and appropriate contact while demonstrating effective stewardship

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the library's funding priorities and effectively articulate needs to individual donors

  • Generate gift agreements for new gifts

  • Serve as an active team member in the development and implementation of U-M Library Development's goals

  • Assist with developing communications, designing meeting content, preparing materials, and coordinating plans with the DOD for the U-M Library Campaign Council

  • Collaborate with University Development's regional major gift community across campus

  • Gather, record, and properly store information about prospects and donors utilizing the University's donor and alumni tracking database

  • Participate in the department's activities, i.e. staff retreat, serving on special committees and understanding the University's broader development objectives

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three to five years of development and fundraising experience preferably in higher education or in other large complex institutions

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills both written and oral, as well as a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings

  • A general level of comfort when dealing with high net worth individuals and an ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality

  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment

  • Familiar with organizing and researching appropriate donor/prospect information, as well as data gathering and manipulation

  • Skilled with using Microsoft Office and customer relations management software

  • Ability to travel on day or overnight trips as scheduled. Travel is anticipated to be 25%-30%

  • Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the significance of differences and complexities in background, cultures, values and viewpoints as the foundation for an inclusive environment

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with DART (Donor Alumni Relationship Tool) software

  • Experience with Peoplesoft, Business Objects

  • Proven experience working with five-figure gifts or higher

  • Some knowledge of greater Southeastern Michigan community

Additional Information 

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities.

This position receives vacation and sick leave with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.

Mission Statement

The Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.

The U-M development community is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and thriving workforce, and demonstrating respect and inclusivity for all.

U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Date Posted: April 4, 2019

Associate Director of Development

The Nature Conservancy

POSITION PROFILE

Associate Director of Development

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Michigan team!  The Associate Director of Development (ADoD) works closely with the development team to plan, implement, and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors. 

The Associate Director of Development is responsible for building and managing a portfolio of qualified donors, with a primary focus on gifts of $50,000+.  They understand and apply complex principles of developing donor strategies and manage the full life cycle of donor engagement. They will make direct asks for both global and local priorities to meet funding needs. They can discuss assets and listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, such as planned gifts and trade lands. The ADoD provides opportunities for donors to receive recognition and increase future giving. They involve and engage appropriate partners in the field and at the Worldwide Office, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues and/or concerns, and address questions as needed. They are capable of featuring the programs of the Conservancy in detailed terms and can confidently discuss legacy giving opportunities. The ADoD understands project budgets and may build proposal budgets utilizing this knowledge. They will develop a referral network as needed and may manage formal and/or informal networks of volunteers. They will be required to use the Conservancy’s donor database and may develop proposals. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience or an equivalent combination.

  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.

  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $50,000 or more.

  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, preferably in a large non-profit.

  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices and/or consultative sales principles and practices

  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

  • 3-5 years experience working in a large and complex organization, such as higher education fundraising and/or healthcare

  • Ability to design and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.

  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.

  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.

  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.

  • Proven ability to negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.

  • Working knowledge of charitable gift planning.

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities.  Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature-based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 47521 by 11:59 PM ET on April 29, 2019. Please note that the position will be located in Lansing, MI.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.


Date Posted: April 4, 2019


Chief Development Officer

WAMU 88.5 American University Radio

Washington, D.C.

https://wamu.org/

WAMU is the only public news and information service in the nation’s capital and has consistently ranked among the country’s top stations in audience share and size. The station supports diverse, award-winning programming ranging from national talk shows to local news and podcasts, including All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Diane Rehm: On My Mind, the Kojo Nnamdi Show and 1A.

Deeply committed to the D.C. region, WAMU produces regular and special programming that reflects its unique environment. As a civic institution, WAMU seeks to improve the lives of people in the region, providing information and fostering conversations that lead to positive social change. A commitment to public service infuses all of the station’s activities — from news beats that unpack the region’s thorniest issues to regional events that bring visibility and support to local communities.

WAMU draws strength from being a part of American University (AU) and its bold vision. The University is driven by the belief that the country needs active citizens engaged in building a stronger nation and world. WAMU shares that vision and call to action.

WAMU seeks a strategic, entrepreneurial, self-starter to serve as its next Chief Development Officer (CDO). At a time when public radio has never been more important, WAMU’s potential has never been greater.  With the support of American University (AU), WAMU is embracing its role to provide unprecedented value and service to the region, and to serve as a model for impact and innovation among its public media peers. To fulfill its aspirations, the CDO will lead significant fundraising efforts to expand the station’s ability to provide access and deliver more comprehensive and actionable information on issues most critical to Washington.

The successful candidate will be an intellectually curious, broad thinker, with a demonstrated ability in securing major and principal gifts. Leading a sophisticated staff of 12, the CDO will drive and inspire a culture of philanthropy and collaboration internally and in partnership with AU during the University’s multi-million-dollar campaign. S/He will successfully build and grow WAMU’s fundraising and membership program to its greatest potential.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Jill Lasman, Executive Vice President  or Donna Russell, Consultant, LINDAUER, at http://bit.ly/WAMUCDO


Date Posted: April 4, 2019

Director of Development

UCLA Library

With a century of achievements and a commitment to serving the greater good, UCLA is dedicated to creating a better world. The UCLA Library is a vibrant nexus of ideas, collections and expertise that illuminate solutions to pressing challenges. Ranked among the country’s top academic libraries, the UCLA Library drives the world-class research, groundbreaking discoveries, and innovation for which UCLA is renowned. With 10 libraries on campus, and a robust online system, the UCLA Library is a leader in preserving cultural heritage, making knowledge accessible and building a library of the future.  

Supporting this vital campus resource requires philanthropy. UCLA is searching for a strategic thinker, innovator and persuasive communicator to serve as Director of Development, UCLA Library. As Director of Development, reporting to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for establishing development goals to sustain, grow and increase philanthropic interest in the Library’s programs and activities. You will develop strategies and manage a portfolio of major and planned gift prospects and donors to increase library giving. In the role of Director, you will prepare and evaluate annual operating plans, as well as develop an annual budget request based on goals, objectives and operating plan.

As part of a dynamic team of professionals devoted to raising funds to promote the university's purpose, you will have a major impact on advancing this campus institution. You will serve as a resource to Library Development colleagues and work collaboratively with colleagues across campus, volunteers, donors and campus leaders to enhance the visibility and funding priorities of the Library.

You will establish close working relationships with Library leadership and senior staff to become familiar with the Library’s mission in order to develop accurate and compelling materials and programs. As Director, you will design and implement a strategic development plan and maintain an active awareness of individuals in the prospect poll. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible development experience, preferably in higher education fundraising or a related field.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

For a more detailed description of this position, please click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions, ” then click on the Position (job title) for Req Num 29873.

Salary:
$80,000 - $100,000

Application link:
http://developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1832


Date Posted: April 3, 2019

Chief Executive Officer

Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation

The Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA invites nominations and applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer, who also serves as the Chief Advancement Officer for the Community College of Allegheny County.

Founded in 1966 on the principle that quality education should be both affordable and accessible to all members of our community, CCAC offers more than 150 academic programs across six diverse program categories including business; science, technology, engineering and math; health; culinary arts, arts and humanities; and education and the social and behavioral sciences. CCAC’s students are taught by more than 275 full-time faculty and instructors in classes averaging just under 20 students each. CCAC has four campuses, five strategic learning centers, and is integrally linked to the life and economic health of the vibrant Allegheny County community. One in every three Allegheny County residents over 18 years of age has been served by CCAC since 2000.

The Foundation CEO reports to the CCAC Foundation Board of Directors with a dotted line to the CCAC President, Dr. Quintin Bullock. President Bullock is a visionary leader who has established strong ties within Pittsburgh’s corporate and cultural circles. He sees strengthening the school’s philanthropic footprint as one of his personal priorities and devotes considerable time to this purpose. The new Foundation CEO will partner with Dr. Bullock and join a strong executive team committed to continuing CCAC’s impact in the region and its rise in national ranking. The new Foundation CEO will assess, analyze and re-envision the role of philanthropy and alumni and community engagement, and create strategies, initiatives, and infrastructure to enable the new vision.

The ideal candidate will have a career history that reflects progressively increasing responsibilities and achievement in advancement, deep professional knowledge of all facets of the advancement paradigm, demonstrated success in leading and managing a comprehensive campaign, highly professional and effective leadership and management skills with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

Pittsburgh was recently named “America’s Most Livable City” and is consistently ranked among the top 20 metropolitan areas in the country. Today’s steel city is brimming with energy and confidence and is the cultural and economic hub of an expansive tri-state region.

Applications and Nominations

The Foundation CEO Search Committee will begin review of applications immediately and continue to work until an appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be received by May 6, 2019 and include a letter of interest, resume, and the names of five professional references with email addresses and phone numbers (references will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of applicants). Application materials should be sent electronically (Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word) to: CCAC@agbsearch.com

AGB Search is assisting the CCAC Educational Foundation with this very important search. Please direct inquiries to the following consultants:

Kimberly Templeton, Principal kimberly.templeton@agbsearch.com
O: (202) 776.0820
C: (540) 761.9494

Jim Lanier, Executive Search Consultant james.lanier@agbsearch.com

O: (202) 580.5194

To learn more about the Chief Executive Officer position, the CCAC Educational Foundation, and CCAC, visit: www.ccac.edu.

CCAC and the Foundation are equal-opportunity employers and welcomes nominations and applications from women and minorities.