Date Posted: April 30, 2019

Director/Senior Director of Advancement

The Cancer Center at Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Notice

The Cancer Center at Illinois and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) invites applications and nominations for a full-time major gift officer position to secure private support for funding priorities for the Cancer Center.  The Director/Senior Director of Advancement will play a critical role in supporting the Cancer Center to maximize overall support and opportunities for collaborative giving.

The Cancer Center at Illinois unites world-class faculty who uncover fundamental knowledge, innovate new technologies, and enable cancer-free lives. Our interdisciplinary expertise in sciences and engineering, exceptional facilities, and novel educational experiences are changing the way we take on cancer.

Primary Function

This position will have a dual report to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Health Sciences and Research Initiatives and to the Director of the Cancer Center and will work closely with advancement colleagues to maximize identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gift prospects. The successful candidate will develop strategies and implement programs that will lead to and result in the successful philanthropic support of the academic priorities of the University and the philanthropic interest of donors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, assess, analyze, and design appropriate strategies for approaching prospects and donors and making the vitally important match between donors’ philanthropic interests and the Cancer Center’s programmatic needs.

  • Work closely with faculty and staff to gain a strong knowledge of the academic and research programs in order to identify and define priorities to be funded through private support.

  • Plan and implement effective outreach and cultivation activities to enhance prospect identification and move solicitation and stewardship processes forward. Prepare faculty and other volunteers to participate in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts as needed.

  • Proactively manage a portfolio of 100 or more individual major gift prospects and donors (with an emphasis on gifts of $100,000 and more), determining frequency of contact needed.

  • Determine and prioritize lists of donor prospects, alumni and other stakeholders to be contacted for personal visits.

  • Maintain a travel schedule of 30 - 50% time including some evenings and weekends.

  • Use independent judgment to determine appropriate use of resources for travel to priority destinations nationally to meet with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations for the purpose of building relationships leading to financial support of the University.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Understanding of major donor prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and experience working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

  • For the title of Director, a minimum of five years of successful advancement experience or ten years of strongly related work experience (such as sales, marketing, communications, financial planning, etc.). For the titles of Senior Director, a minimum of seven years of successful advancement experience

  • Demonstrated ability to represent an organization in visits with key constituents

  • Strong relationship management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • Documented success as a major and principal gift fundraiser in higher education

  • Knowledge of advancement strategies including best practices related to development at institutions of higher education

  • Advancement experience in an academic unit that produces degrees and conducts rigorous academic research

  • Previous experience working with faculty leaders

  • Experience managing alumni and/or student programs and devising innovative programs to engage alumni and/or donors to support academic priorities

Salary
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply
To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by May 22, 2019. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, address, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. For more information regarding application procedures, contact Brenda Morris at bcmorris@illinois.edu. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu


Date Posted: April 30, 2019

DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

CALDERA

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

At Caldera, we believe in the power of creativity. Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative, year-round art and environmental programs. Our Youth Program provides students from Portland and Central Oregon with long-term mentoring that nurtures individual creativity, beginning in sixth grade and continuing into young adulthood. Our Artists in Residence Program awards US-based and international artists the gift of time and space for their creative practice at our Arts Center near Sisters, OR.

Caldera has a $2.4 million dollar budget, a 15-member board, 13 full-time year-round employees, 3 part-time year-round employees, and a range of seasonally contracted artists and mentors (~70). Its administrative office is located in Portland, Oregon, and its Arts Center is located outside of Sisters in Central Oregon, between Suttle Lake and Blue Lake.

Position Title: Development & Communications Director
Supervisor: Executive Director
Full time (37.5 hrs/wk), exempt, 9:00a - 5:00p Monday - Friday
Location:
Portland office, 1227 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209
Compensation: $70,000 to $80,000 annual. Benefits include: generous paid time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement savings matching, long-term disability, short-term disability, and life insurance.

Equity & Inclusion

We recognize that Caldera communities face many societal inequities. We recognize the history and ongoing impacts of racism in our country, state, and institutions. We acknowledge that we will always have room to grow as an organization and as individuals in our understanding of racism and oppression.

We commit to continually examining our role in both perpetuating and combating institutional racism. We also commit to ongoing alignment of our policies and practices to advance racial equity, inclusion, and freedom of expression.

We commit to integrating equity and inclusion into all areas of our work to better serve our mission; when we do, we get closer to the world that we want for our youth. To ensure our own accountability, we will 1) seek deeper relationships with and feedback from our larger community; 2) use our Equity Plan to guide ongoing work; and 3) apply our Equity Lens to decision-making. We will also seek inspiration from artistic and cultural traditions.

Caldera is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applicants of all backgrounds and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We encourage people of color and Caldera community members to apply.

Position Description

The Development & Communications Director leads Caldera’s fundraising and communications efforts with a strategic and inclusive approach that advances racial equity and strengths-based narratives of Caldera youth. This position directs efforts to cultivate and sustain a community of donors and supporters, develop compelling organizational and programmatic communications, and advance Caldera’s mission.

This position supervises Caldera’s Development and Communications Team, comprised of a Development & Communications Associate, a Development & Events Manager, and a grant writer.

Specific Responsibilities:

Development

  • Oversee and lead comprehensive fundraising strategy, including building and sustaining supporter relationships, and identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors

  • Lead work to raise more than $1 million annually in individual, foundation, corporate, public, and event revenue

  • Develop and implement major gift strategy, including development, solicitation, and stewardship work with existing and new relationships

  • Oversee individual giving efforts and work collaboratively with Development and Events Manager on annual giving campaigns, pledges, solicitations, and other activities

  • Oversee grant writing and reports

  • Implement and maintain a data-driven development approach, including understanding and leveraging Raiser’s Edge database system

Communications

  • Lead and manage strategic communications work, including brand development, organizational and program message development and implementation, marketing, media relations, copywriting, copy editing, and presentations, etc.

  • Manage critical relationship with Wieden+Kennedy Studio for design services, as well as with other partners and vendors

  • Lead and manage comprehensive marketing and communications strategy, including all online and print messaging and design, website and social media, public/press relations, internal communication, and employment outreach

  • Represent Caldera in the community, effectively communicating organizational mission, policy, practices, and values to a wide range of constituencies and to the community at large

  • Other duties as assigned

Staff and Department Management

  • Develop and monitor department budget

  • Supervise and support the professional development of department staff by setting and overseeing goals and growth opportunities, gathering resources, and providing ongoing feedback and coaching

Leadership

  • Serve as a collaborative member of Caldera Leadership Team and attend board meetings

  • Participate in ongoing organizational racial equity work  

  • Support management of the Board Advancement Committee

Required Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience with the majority of job responsibilities

  • Passion for Caldera’s mission, social and environmental change, and racial equity

  • A willingness to engage in ongoing racial equity work

  • Ability to lead a collaborative team and support professional development of staff

  • Ability to travel within the Portland Metro area weekly and to Central Oregon approximately 12 to 20 times annually

  • The ability to pass a background and driving record check

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with or in advertising, design, strategic communication, social marketing, or online communication

  • Demonstrated experience with community fundraising models

To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, highlighting experience and competencies that meet the required and preferred qualifications. You are welcome to include anything else you feel it is pertinent for us to know.

Please send materials to Jobs@CalderaArts.org by May 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. No calls, please.


Date Posted: April 29, 2019

Washington University in St. Louis

Founded in 1853, Washington University is one of the nation’s premier institutions of higher education, dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The university is counted among the world’s leaders in teaching and research, and draws students and faculty from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Its programs, administration, facilities, resources, and activities combine to further its mission of teaching, research, and service to society.

Washington University is routinely ranked in the top 20 in US News & World Report’s rankings of America’s “Top National Universities.” The same publication ranked the School of Medicine eighth in the nation, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work ranked second.

Approximately 90 percent of undergraduates come from outside Missouri. A total of 1,730 students enrolled in the Class of 2019, selected from more than 29,200 applicants. Students at Washington University have been recognized with the Rhodes, Fulbright, Marshall, Beinecke, and Truman Scholarships and the Goldwater, Mellon, Putnam, National Science Foundation, and National Graduate Fellowships, as well as the Howard Hughes Fellowship for undergraduate research.

The university offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,900 courses leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. More than 12,800 full-time and about 1,600 part-time students benefit from and contribute to the studies of arts and sciences, architecture, art, business, engineering, law, medicine, and social work. The following are just a few examples of the significant contributions Washington University is making to society through this work:

  • Washington University School of Medicine is leading innovative research to understand the genetic origins of diseases ranging from cancer and diabetes to autism and Alzheimer’s, with the aim of developing more effective diagnoses and treatments.

  • The Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine has earned the highest possible rating—“exceptional”—from the National Cancer Institute. The center serves nearly 9,000 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year.

  • As a top-two school of social work in the nation, the Brown School is an international leader in policy and procedures to address challenges from poverty to productive aging.

  • The Institute for Public Health harnesses the multidisciplinary strengths of Washington University to address complex health issues facing St. Louis and communities worldwide.

  • Each year, Washington University physicians provide clinical care to nearly 500,000 children and adults at 49 clinical sites across the St. Louis metropolitan area.

  • Research initiatives across the university are laying the scientific groundwork to help meet the global need for abundant, clean, and economical energy.

  • Washington University was one of the founders of the Cortex Innovation Community in midtown St. Louis, which so far has attracted more than $550 million in investment and generated more than 3,600 permanent jobs in the Cortex District. In the last 48 months, Cortex development has resulted in an additional $500 million of private investment and development in 20 surrounding neighborhood projects.

  • Washington University collaborates with 29 leading institutions worldwide to educate future leaders and address global challenges such as energy and sustainability, public health, education, and international understanding. These efforts are carried out through the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

The university’s operating budget for fiscal year 2018 topped $3 billion. As of June 30, 2018, the market value of the endowment was $7.6 billion.

Alumni & Development Programs

Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) is the division committed to supporting and advancing the impact of the university on individuals and communities around the world.  A record $3.378 billion in gifts and commitments were raised in Washington University’s Leading Together campaign that concluded in June 2018.

A&D is a team effort at its finest, composed of talented individuals dedicated to achieving the ambitious goals of Washington University.  Careers in A&D offer you opportunities to collaborate with dynamic colleagues seeking strong results and rewarding professional experiences in a collegial and supportive environment. Quite simply, we have an outstanding A&D team.  

For additional information regarding the university, current job postings, and life in St. Louis, please visit our website: http://alumni.wustl.edu/ContactUs/Career_Opportunities/.

Open Positions:

We are seeking dedicated individuals at various levels of experience with proven track records and a donor-centered approach in the following areas:

Medical Development

Leadership Annual Giving

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Individual Schools Alumni & Development

To see if your qualifications are a match for our current openings, please visit A&D Jobs or go to jobs.wustl.edu for opportunities across the University.  From there you can also easily identify the A&D jobs by clicking on the column header for “location” and reviewing the openings in “Alumni and Development Programs.”

For more information, interested professionals may contact Jennifer Huck, A&D Programs recruitment consultant, at (314) 935-8641 or jennifer.huck@wustl.edu.  

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Date Posted: April 29, 2019

Chief Development Officer

City Garden Montessori School

City Garden Montessori School (City Garden) is the only Montessori charter school in Missouri, and we are one of the highest-performing charter schools in the state. Our team possesses passion and determination to implement the Montessori approach to educating children in a diverse, public school environment. City Garden is committed to being an anti-biased, anti-racist community and seeks others who are passionate about these values. We are committed to continuous learning and growth for adults in the community, to foster excellence for all City Garden children.

Located in St. Louis, City Garden just renewed its second 10 Year Charter with the state of Missouri. We began in 2008 with 53 students; now, we have 278 children in preschool through eighth grade. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals to join us who share our vision for academic excellence for all children and holistic Montessori education, rooted in equity and social justice.

City Garden has attracted support from the Opportunity Trust, and the

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative is writing a case study about City Garden’s innovative model.

Chief Development Officer

As City Garden embarks on this ambitious growth plan, we’re seeking to hire a talented and strategic leader who will lead City Garden’s development department, significantly growing City Garden’s philanthropic support.

The Chief Development Officer will be responsible for achieving City Garden’s fundraising goals. She or he has direct responsibility for raising funds through major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation grants, planned giving and special events. The Chief Development Officer will also oversee marketing, branding, public relations, advertising and other communications initiatives. In this role, she or he will work closely with the entire leadership team, the Board of Directors and various Board committees, including the Development Committee, to build and implement a successful development strategy. She or he will also work with client groups, media and other audiences as necessary.

The priorities for the CDO over the next two years will be:

  • Building upon City Garden’s current development structures, systems and procedures, to ensure a healthy, robust, effective and efficient development program that will be sustained over time.

  • Increasing City Garden’s Annual Fund campaign by 15%. (The Annual Fund currently brings in $830,000 in gross revenue.)

  • Overseeing the launch of a comprehensive campaign, which will include approximately $5 Million in capital fundraising.

  • Overseeing the development and implementation of an effective marketing and communications plan that reflects City Garden’s mission and values.

  • Working in partnership with the CEO and the executive leadership team to thoughtfully and effectively lead City Garden through a period of significant growth and change.

The ideal CDO candidate will have a track record of success in fundraising, having led a development department for at least eight years, realizing significant growth in revenue and donors. They need to be strongly collaborative in order to work within City Garden’s culture of radical hospitality and communication. The right candidate will be able to put a stake in the ground on decisions and to push back on the board and staff when necessary.     

Reporting directly to City Garden’s Chief Executive Officer, the CDO will serve on a leadership team along with the Chief Academic Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and will manage at least one other staff member, with potential to grow the Development Department over time.

What does success in this role look like?

Success in the first five years for the CDO will mean that City Garden will have increased annual fundraising revenue by at least 15%, and will have secured $11 Million to support its growth plan.

Responsibilities

The CDO’s Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with the Board, the Board Development Committee and staff leadership to meet fundraising targets on the yearly scorecard. Report fundraising results compared to budget to the CEO and to the Board throughout the year.

  • Create a comprehensive annual plan that consists of a number of efforts, with a specific focus on major gifts (contributions of $1,000 or more), set quantifiable goals and objectives and see to their successful fulfillment. This includes identifying prospective major donors, cultivating meaningful relationships with them, directly soliciting support, ensuring that gifts are used according to donors’ wishes and that donors are recognized appropriately.

  • Provide direction and oversight to the annual fund campaign, including case development, budget oversight, creation and production of communications.

  • Provide direction and oversight to special events dedicated to fundraising.

  • Direct grant-request process and, when appropriate, build relationships with foundation officials.

  • Work with the organizational leadership team, identify funding priorities and opportunities within the organization.

  • Direct public relations and marketing initiatives. Ensure continuity of tone and message, shepherd and oversee branding process organization-wide, direct communications and marketing efforts related to organization programs.

  • Serve as the spokesperson for organization to the media, as appropriate.

  • Direct and oversee fundraising database administration.

  • Supervise fundraising staff, fundraising consultants and communications consultants.

  • Work with the CEO and the Board of Directors to help develop the Board: facilitate the selection process; facilitate committee process; act as a Board liaison to build strong, lasting relationships between the organization and Board members. Help keep the Board regularly informed about the meaningful work being done at the organization.

Qualifications

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Education and certification: Bachelor’s degree required; CFRE preferred.

  • Experience: At least eight years of successful fundraising experience, preferably at educational organizations. Successful experience with an organization having an annual budget of at least $10 million.

  • Deeply grounded in racial equity, having strong alignment with anti-bias, anti-racism values, and able to lead from this place, with an emphasis on justice in philanthropy.

  • First-hand experience in directing a development department responsible for raising at least $1 million annually. Proven ability to work with major funders, corporate funders, grant makers, and Board members.

  • Experience effectively supervising and managing a staff of at least two other people. Proven ability to set goals, coach others, and effectively evaluate employees.

  • Proven ability to direct a successful annual fundraising campaign, including experience with direct solicitation of mid-level and major donors.

  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.

  • Dedication to stewardship of donor gifts: prompt and accurate reporting of the uses of contributions; support of donor wishes; appropriate donor acknowledgement.

  • Ability to direct multiple vendors and staff to achieve specified goals; ability to translate programming opportunities into successful marketing efforts as appropriate.

  • Ability to determine marketing and communications goals; ability to direct the implementation of marketing and communications plans.

  • Proficiency in managing systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, specifically donor databases, Microsoft Office Suite, and wealth screening tools.

  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and prepare reports, statements, and/or projections.

  • Ability to motivate staff and to enlist staff organization-wide in helping with development efforts.

  • Understanding of PreK-12 education and its political and policy landscape.

In order to fulfill these responsibilities, the ideal CDO will also possess:

  • Demonstrated success as a visionary leader

  • A strategic mindset, with the ability to craft and align a team around a compelling vision for excellence;

  • Effective management and leadership experience with a track record of effectively coaching, developing, and evaluating staff and holding them accountable to measurable results;

  • An ability to manage organizational change effectively;

  • Ability to understand and analyze data to inform work;

  • Versatility and dynamism, able to engage a variety of individuals in dialogue

  • A child-centered, flexible approach, being willing to do whatever it takes for our students;

  • A growth mindset and commitment to proactive, self-directed continuous learning;

  • Humility, vulnerability, and a willingness to speak and hear constructive and candid feedback.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

This position offers a salary range of $106,000 to $118,000 and robust benefits including medical, dental, retirement and generous personal time off. More details can be provided upon request.

What It’s Like to Work at City Garden

Our work is a calling. We are implementing a very unique, specialized approach to education. City Garden is also much more than a school–we have a deep commitment to doing “whatever it takes” for our children and families, and we educate our children in the context of an active, vibrant, diverse community. All of this requires a special kind of commitment. Staff must also have a high level of cultural competence, and be committed to constant growth in this area.

Our work requires being coachable, an ongoing desire to learn and a sense of egoless-ness. Our work is not easy. Our guides (teachers) individualize curriculum for every student, and have mixed age groupings. We are constantly aligning Montessori with the Missouri Learning Standards, and we strive to implement the Montessori approach with fidelity while meeting the requirements of teaching in a public school. Administrative and support staff must be able to think “outside the box” and have a relentless commitment to creating new ways of doing things, that lead to equity.  

Our work requires flexibility, independence and initiative. We are a young organization; things change fast, and we are still developing programs, systems and structures. We are looking for people who are excited to create, innovate, and constantly learn new things!

Our work is profoundly rewarding!!!  Our children love to come to school. They are joyful, funny and engaged, and they love all of the adults at City Garden. Wey have an incredible community of support beyond our walls, which includes parents, neighborhood residents, other organizations, businesses, foundations, corporations and lots of individuals who believe in us and our mission.

To Apply

Please apply by submitting your resume and detailed cover letter which highlights your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the qualifications and qualities sought for the position at jobs@citygardenschool.org. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Christie Huck at christie@citygardenschool.org.

City Garden Montessori School is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status, or other statuses protected by law. All candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.


Date Posted: April 29, 2019

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network/Partners Continuing Care

Director, Annual Giving Program - (Req# 3085505)

Cambridge, MA

Link to online application: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3085505&lang=en

Summary:

The Director of the Annual Giving Program is responsible for providing strategic direction and management of the Annual Giving Program for Spaulding Rehabilitation Network/Partners Continuing Care (SRN/PCC).  This key position reports to the Senior Director of Donor Communications and Engagement and is responsible for overseeing and growing a dynamic annual fund program that sustains and increases general operating support and unrestricted revenue to advance the Spaulding/PCC mission. Major responsibilities include evaluating and expanding the current direct mail and online giving campaigns; planning, strategizing, and implementing best practices to acquire, renew and upgrade donors; building the monthly sustainers, employee giving, and tribute giving programs; and growing the pipeline of Annual Fund donors to expand the major gifts and planned giving base of support. In partnership with the Senior Director and Development team, s/he will help develop new strategic initiatives to augment grateful patient philanthropy at all giving levels.

This is an exciting time to join the development team at Spaulding – home to Harvard Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, ranked the #2 Rehabilitation Hospital by US News and World Report, and committed to improving the lives of individuals experiencing disabilities from injury and illness. Currently in the quiet phase, the Campaign for the Spaulding Research Institute is a multi-year endeavor dedicated to transforming rehabilitation medicine from discovery to recovery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direction and Management of Annual Giving Program

  • Reporting to the Senior Director of Donor Communications and Engagement provides strategic vision for multi-faceted Annual Giving program, comprising Annual Fund, monthly Sustainers, Employee Giving, Trustee Annual Giving, Workplace Giving, Corporate Matching gifts, and Tribute Giving.

  • Directs and manages comprehensive fundraising program to elevate Annual Fund visibility and revenue performance across multi-channels, including direct mail, online giving, web presence, and social media.

  • Oversees all aspects of the Annual Fund program, including acquisition, retention, and upgrade strategies.

  • Provides strategic oversight for donor segmentation, demographics and criteria for all list creations in collaboration with the Donor Systems team.

  • Collaborates with the Donor Communication and Engagement team and co-supervises and directs the Development Coordinator and outside vendor(s) to produce high-impact, compelling direct marketing campaigns, driving content, visual design, and production schedule.

  • Designs and executes targeted outreach and stewardship strategies for key constituencies (e.g. grateful patients, trustees, employees), including creation of mid-level giving society.

  • Develops Annual Fund donor base as pipeline for major gift and planned giving programs.

  • Proactively monitors and generates opportunities to feature patients and donors in Annual Giving communications.

  • Assesses program branding and marketing, and effectuates changes as warranted while keeping in line with Hospital brand standards.

  • Produces key performance reports, in collaboration with the Donor Systems Manager to analyze appeal performance, donor behavior and trends, and revenue results with an eye on opportunities for increasing revenue and donor counts on an annual basis; adjusting strategies accordingly

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:

Development Coordinator (has dual report to Senior Director of Donor Communications and Engagement)

Education Required

Bachelor’s degree

Experience Required

Minimum of 5 years fundraising experience, including a minimum of three years in annual giving program using direct mail and email, and knowledge of stewardship best practices preferred.

Development experience, and appeal writing, in a health care environment is desirable.

Skills Required

  • Expertise in annual fund program management.

  • Understanding of fundraising programs and the principles and practices of a development operation.

  • Superb organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to multitask.

  • High degree of initiative and independent judgment.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong proofreading ability.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team.

  • Ability to anticipate challenges and develop and implement strategies for addressing them.

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across other Hospital divisions as well as develop rapport with patients and other constituents.

  • Computer proficiency required, using the full suite of Microsoft office applications and the internet and social media.

  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or other constituent relationship management database.

  • Commitment to Spaulding/PCC mission and values.

EEO Statement

SRN is committed to diversity in the workplace which begins with respect and opportunity for all. SRN takes affirmative action to ensure that equal employment opportunity is provided to all persons regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, veteran status, disability or any other basis that would be inconsistent with  any applicable ordinance or law.

Primary Location: Spaulding Hospital Cambridge, 1575 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

To Apply

Submit cover letter and resume here: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3085505&lang=en


Date Posted: April 26, 2019


FOUNDATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CAVE CANEM

Cave Canem Foundation, Inc., founded in 1996, is one of the most important organizations for U.S. literary arts and letters and offers the premier space for the cultivation of African American poetry.

We seek an Executive Director who will build on the organization’s successful 20+-year history and, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and staff, expand the organization with a vision towards Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.’s 25th anniversary in 2021.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization's consistent achievement of its mission to cultivate the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. The Executive Director, with the Board of Directors, will help lead Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. to long-term financial sustainability and continued cultural advancement.

THE POSITION

The Executive Director serves as the face of the organization to stakeholders, partners, donors, and funders. The Executive Director is expected to be a strong advocate for Black poetry and Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. within the arts and humanities communities. Serving as a strategic thought partner with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director uses their administrative acumen to ensure that the organization remains fiscally sound and operationally optimal. The Executive Director develops and implements yearly business plans that energize the organization’s constituents; achieves the organization’s mission, goals and objectives, currently raises a budget of over $631,161; and leverages the organization’s human, financial and technological resources.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will be a visionary leader and effective communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills; will possess requisite experience in arts administration and have a proven track record securing various types of institutional funding and executing development strategies (grant writing, friend-raising, individual giving and major gifts).

The candidate will have the leadership experience and drive necessary to guide Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. through healthy strategic growth, in anticipation of its 25th anniversary in 2021.

The candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of senior-level professional experience, ideally in a non-profit organization, with progressive management or oversight of an organization’s fiscal and development budgets. In demonstrating administrative adeptness, the candidate will be able to lead, organize and support a staff, manage a national board and budget, and liaise with peer and funding entities; be capable of developing and achieving sustainable operational and financial strategies that can support operations and innovative programmatic initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

General Operations and Management

  • Ensure effective functioning of day-to-day operations (front office in Brooklyn, NY) and related administrative activities.

  • Be responsible for the recruitment, employment and release of all staff with regular personnel updates given to the Board of Directors.

  • Supervise and evaluate staff; support staff’s efforts and develop and enrich their professional skills.

  • Ensure regular review of marketing and programming efforts in order to expand Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.’s visibility.

  • Promote and attend Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. programs and events in collaboration with staff.

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state and New York City laws and regulations for governance and operations, including those governing bylaws and labor practices.

Development

  • Successfully procure private foundation grants and charitable gifts; effectively fundraise and solicit gift upgrades from a broad range of donors and supporters. Preferred experience with endowment fundraising and planned giving.

  • Work collaboratively with the board fundraising committee to support each board member’s individual fundraising efforts; help plan and execute campaigns and special fundraising events in coordination with the Cave Canem board.

  • Partnering with the board, help to propel fundraising strategies that yield significant increases in private support in conjunction with Cave Canem’s 25th anniversary.

Financial Management

  • Overall responsibility and accountability for maintaining sound fiscal policy and practices, including timely and proactive budget preparations and management, adherence to regulatory and audit controls, sufficient and effective reporting, both internal and external. Manage cash flows and financial data for budgeting decisions.

  • Ensure that staff and programming keep within the allocated financial resources.

  • Work collaboratively and provides timely reports to the board Finance Committee.

  • Evaluate fundraising efforts to date; consider feasibility of new revenue streams including earned income, sponsorship and foundation support.

External Relations and Communications

  • Stay current with the literary field, specifically African American poetry and poetics.

  • Partner with the Board of Directors, Artistic Directors and staff to clarify and define Cave Canem Foundation, Inc.’s public image, brand, visibility and reputation as a leader in the literary field.

  • Support the efforts of the Board of Directors and its committees.

  • Oversee the organization’s brand, web and social media communications.

  • Be an active member of regional and national literary consortia such as LitTap, LitNet and The Poetry Coalition, and collaborate with Cave Canem Foundation Inc.’s numerous literary partners.

Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from female-identified candidates and candidates of color. Cave Canem Foundation, Inc. offers a generous salary and benefits package.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Cave Canem Foundation, Inc., by email to: jobs@ccpoets.org with “Executive Director” as the subject line. Materials must be emailed by the closing date:  May 3, 2019.


Date Posted: April 26, 2019

Development Officer

University of Michigan

Working Title: Development Officer

Job Opening ID: 171686

Job Category: Fundraising - Generalist

Salary: $45,000 - $55,000

Experience Range: 2 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

Overview

The Institute for Social Research (ISR) is the world’s largest academic social science survey and research organization. With researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines, ISR serves as a national laboratory for the social sciences, advancing public understanding of human behavior through empirical research of extraordinary depth and breadth.

Our scientific mission is threefold:

  • To plan and conduct rigorous social science research

  • To disseminate the findings of this research, and

  • To train future generations of social scientists.

ISR serves as a telescope on society, bringing the attitudes and behavior of people into clearer focus. To learn more about ISR, please click here.

Position Summary

ISR is seeking a highly responsible, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to help us reach our fundraising goals. As the Development Officer, you will report to the ISR Director of Development (“DoD”), and you will serve as a critical part of the ISR development team, with a primary focus on development communications, annual programs, and project management. ISR is an interdisciplinary environment that requires strong relationship-building skills to successfully partner with colleagues at ISR and across the University.

Responsibilities*

50% - Development Communications and Donor Relations

  • Serve as the development writer for the ISR Office of Development.

  • Create programmatic materials that narrate need, vision, and the impact of support.

  • Create personalized proposals for donor prospects.

  • Write faculty profiles for donor events or for other development needs.

  • Write donor impact stories and reports.

  • Lead efforts to create infographics and videos to demonstrate donor impact.

  • Coordinate with the Office of University Development on written materials as needed.

  • Coordinate with ISR communicators to create documents.

  • Assist Director with donor stewardship of top donors and prospects.

25% - Annual Programs

  • Develop and execute an annual giving strategy to increase the number of annual fund donors and funds raised.

  • Liaison with Office of University Development Annual Giving.

  • Write solicitation letters for annual appeals that represent priorities and need for support.

25% - Project Management & Administrative Support

  • Represent the ISR Office of Development on behalf of the ISR DoD as needed.

  • Provide organizational support for special development initiatives that often require collaboration with faculty, staff and/or campus partners.

  • Provide DoD with support as needed for visit and event follow-up, including appropriate entries into our donor software, DART.

  • Provide support to the ISR Director’s Office as needed for pressing projects and timelines.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-5 years of experience working in a fast-paced fundraising (or similar) environment. 

  • Experience managing multiple projects and completing assigned tasks in a timely manner; ability to effectively organize and track a project from start to finish.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with donors, faculty, staff, students or similar constituencies.

  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with the ability to adapt writing styles to fit the audience and voice of the piece. This skill will be assessed by the administration of a skills-testing tool during the selection process.

  • Proficiency and past experience working with data and data management.

  • Intellectual curiosity with the ability to think creatively to solve problems and find solutions.

  • Ability to exercise initiative, independent judgment, confidentiality and a high level of discretion while working in a fast moving environment with sophisticated clientele and colleagues while dealing with highly sensitive information.

  • Strong customer service orientation with a high degree of emotional intelligence to adapt and build trust with ISR’s various audiences. 

  • Ability to develop positive working relationships and to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.

  • An ability and willingness to quickly learn about ISR and the University’s history, mission, faculty, programs and culture topersuasively articulate the case for support.

  • Willingness to travel for donor cultivation and stewardship events. Occasional weekend and evening hours are required.

  • An appreciation for the University’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Ability to understand diverse perspectives and acknowledge the strength of building a culture that celebrates and embraces complexities in backgrounds, cultures, religions, sexual preferences, and other values or beliefs as the foundation for an inclusive environment.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Prior experience working within the University of Michigan or similar institution of higher education. 

  • Prior experience working for social justice related causes.

  • Proficiency in data systems and/or fundraising tools and applications. 

Additional Information 

  • The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

  • The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to ground our research in varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. For more about ISR’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, please click here.

Office of University Development 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 25, 2019

Senior Research Analyst, Development Research

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brookline, Massachusetts

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Senior Research Analyst, Client Services, in Development Research provides prospect research strategy and support for members of Development & the Jimmy Fund. The Senior Analyst creates concise, accurate, and timely research products by finding and interpreting biographical information, wealth indicators, news, and philanthropic history, and works closely with clients to strategically apply this information in raising funds for Dana-Farber. The Senior Analyst is also responsible for working collaboratively with clients, including at least four Principal and Major Gifts officers, on the prospect management of their specific portfolios.

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.

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

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead monthly meetings with internal clients, especially Principal and Major Gifts officers, to review fundraising priorities, anticipate research needs, assess and manage donor portfolios, and develop strategies for key prospects.

  • Analyze research requests and projects to determine level of detail and resources required, communicating clearly with clients about expected outcome and timeline, and deliver targeted information that is accurate and actionable.

  • Create concise, accurate, and timely research products using biographical information, financial data, news, and philanthropic history, while adhering to professional standards such as an individual's fundamental right to privacy and protecting the confidential information of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

  • Use information found to estimate the giving capacity of individual prospects.

  • Track key prospects through news alerts, stock alerts, and our relationship mapping tool and disseminate information to appropriate prospect managers.

  • Participate in fundraising strategy meetings, including major gift prospect strategy discussions and meetings with faculty about their fundraising needs and priorities.

  • With Associate Director, lead bi-annual portfolio reviews for assigned Principal & Major Gifts prospect managers.

  • Work closely with Research’s Prospect Identification team to identify potential prospects for clients’ portfolios.

  • Maintain an expectation of excellence in both written and verbal communication, as well as a dedication to superior customer service with an emphasis on relationship building.

  • Track and disseminate news and information about Dana-Farber, advances in cancer research and treatment, and top donors and prospects.

  • Stay abreast of trends in prospect research by reading relevant news articles and white papers, testing out new products, and sharing ideas and information with colleagues.

  • Continuously develop fundraising knowledge and professional skills through internal/external trainings, shadowing of colleagues, research webinars, and local and regional conferences and workshops.

  • Participate in the training of the annual Research Fellow and of junior Research staff.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to Associate Director of Development Research. No direct supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of direct or comparable experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

The Senior Research Analyst should possess superior communication, organizational, project management, writing, and analytical skills, and have the ability to manage multiple clients and to meet deadlines. He/she should be comfortable working independently while also being available to work on team projects and/or assist colleagues when needed.

The Senior Analyst must apply creative thinking about possible trails to follow for prospect information. He/she must be curious, focused, and persistent in pursuing threads of information, and should be capable of interpreting complex documents, including corporate proxy statements and insider stock filings. Also essential are high-level writing skils, as the reports and briefings prepared in Development Research are used by Trustees, the President, the SVP of Development, and other senior Development and Jimmy Fund staff. The Senior Analyst must also be able to identify and adapt to shifting priorities, be flexible and resourceful with a sense of humor, and exercise professionalism and discretion in working with confidential information.

Technical Skills: Superior skills in Microsoft Office applications; expertise in broad range of search techniques; knowledge of prospect research resources such as Lexis-Nexis for Development Professionals, Foundation Directory, Wealth Engine, and Intelligize; familiarity with relational databases and reporting tools; experience with data mining is a plus.

PATIENT CONTACT:

No.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Workstation in typical office setting. Some use of a personal vehicle for business purposes may be necessary.

DFCI DISCLAIMER:
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

We’re hiring! Learn more (https://www.dana-farber.org/about-us/careers-at-dana-farber/career-opportunities/development-jobs/) about working in the Development & the Jimmy Fund office and view all open positions.

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/yzsqt74x8ybrfv2b
PI109512854


Date Posted: April 25, 2019

Client Engagement Associate 

Grants Plus

The Client Engagement Associate will proactively build relationships and support the client engagement process so that Grants Plus can help more nonprofits to succeed in grant seeking. She or he will be a key member of the sales team and contribute to reaching company growth goals. The Associate will handle incoming inquiries, meet with prospective clients, prepare sales proposals and contracts, and manage information and reports. He or she will coordinate and support the involvement of other members of the team in the client engagement process. 

Qualifications: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Strong organizational and decision-making skills. 

  • Commitment to customer service, internally and externally. 

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team. 

  • Motivated by goals and deadlines and able to work well under time pressure. 

  • Ability to anticipate problems and devise strategies to overcome them. 

  • Ability to prioritize, plan, and execute diverse tasks simultaneously with little supervision. 

  • Strong attention to detail and eye for design. 

  • Ability and comfort working with numbers and data and analyzing information. 

  • Experience using a CRM system or other relationship database is preferred. 

  • Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite.  

  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential. 

Education and experience: 

  • High school diploma – required; Bachelor’s degree – preferred 

  • At least 3 – 5 years of relevant experience in Nonprofit fund development and/or donor relations. 

  • Sales experience helpful but not required. 

Location: Preference is for candidates who live in (or between) Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. The Associate will be part of a team that frequently works remotely and is based in the firm's Cleveland office. The position requires possible travel for meetings and events. 

Hours: Full-time 

Compensation: Based on experience. Competitive compensation package includes Paid Time Off, health and wellness benefits, and regular professional development opportunities. 

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume in one PDF attachment to: info@grantsplus.com 

Website:  Client Engagement Associate

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be able to contact those individuals being considered for the position. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


Date Posted: April 25, 2019

Chief Development Officer

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Boston, MA

https://www.bso.org/

Now in its 138th season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is the world’s largest orchestral organization in terms of its scope of offerings and is among the finest in the art form worldwide — its range of performance, educational, and community programs engage more than 1.2 million people each year.

The BSO has led the way in programming that makes classical and popular music accessible and relevant to today’s listening audiences. It reaches listeners, not only through its concert performances in Boston and at Tanglewood, but also via the internet, radio, television, educational programs, recordings, and tours.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra commissions works from today's most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood is among the world's most important music festivals; it helps develop future audiences through BSO Youth Concerts and educational outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it operates the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world's most important training grounds for young professional-caliber musicians. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, made up of BSO principals, are known worldwide, and the Boston Pops Orchestra sets an international standard for performances of lighter music.

As an integral part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s senior management team, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for development of overall strategic contributed revenue goals and is the executive directly responsible for operational execution of the BSO’s philanthropic efforts in support of the organization’s mission and vision for the future. The CDO leads a team of approximately 36 individuals, which currently includes seven direct reports.

This role is ideal for a passionate, innovative change agent and thought partner to lead the BSO to a new level of philanthropic success.

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Libby Roberts., Senior Vice President, LINDAUER, at http://bit.ly/BSOCDO


Date Posted: April 24, 2019

Associate Director, Principal & Major Gifts

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Brookline, Massachusetts

Overview
GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Associate Director of Principal & Major Gifts is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and close of $1-2M worth of gifts annually, with a primary focus on hematologic oncology.

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.

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

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet quarterly and annual fundraising goals as determined by the Assistant Vice President of Principal & Major Gifts I;

  • Assist with development of planning and implementing of the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities for the department;

  • Cultivate, solicit, and manage portfolio of at least 150 $100,000+ prospects with a primary focus on hematologic oncology;

  • Identify and qualify prospects for Major Gifts, write proposals, and close on at least $1-2 million in gifts annually;

  • Cultivate strong relationships with disease-area based faculty and have the ability to articulate the mission and work of the program;

  • Strengthen and further develop the pipeline of major gift donors for the disease area;

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports on major gifts fundraising activities;

  • Conduct 8–10 donor visits monthly and provide visits and gift tracking data to Assistant Vice President;

  • Coordinate Major Gifts donor recognition with donor relations and stewardship;

  • Assist in developing programming for the Visiting Committee for Hematologic Oncology

  • Develop and recommend policies and recommendations to enhance major gifts fundraising to Assistant Vice President of Principal & Major Gifts;

  • Travel as appropriate to meet with prospects and donors and represent Dana-Farber at off-site presentations;

  • Complete other projects as assigned by Assistant Vice President of Principal & Major Gifts;

  • Responsible for assisting the entire department, including other business units, to reach financial goals.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reports to the Director of Principal & Major Gifts I. Shared supervision of one Assistant. Works independently and as part of a team.

Qualifications

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree with 6-8 years of Major Gift or leadership level Annual Fund experience required. Experience in healthcare a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Superior written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and managerial capabilities, ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks also required. Fundraising experience in a healthcare setting a plus. Public speaking experience and effectiveness necessary, along with the ability to communicate and work with people of all levels. Must exercise significant judgment and confidentiality in working with prospects, volunteers and Institute staff. Some travel and evening and weekend work may be required. Microsoft Office Suite familiarity necessary.

PATIENT CONTACT:

No.

DFCI DISCLAIMER:
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

We're hiring! Learn more about working in the Division of Philanthropy and view all open positions.

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/sdwcg3bdg8bx7jjf

PI109300217


Date Posted: April 24, 2019

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT II

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

(JOB #0179192)

Job Location:  Atlanta, Georgia, with some travel required

Background

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) is one of the world’s premier technology-oriented universities, boasting a superb faculty of world-class teacher/scholars.  The Institute is well known for its high academic standards and stands among the top ranks of U.S. research universities with a clear vision for leadership in providing a technologically-oriented education.  With the primary campus located in midtown Atlanta, the Institute is integral to the economy of the state and the region, and the work of its faculty and graduates has an impact across the nation and the world.  Georgia Tech has a global vision and operates in a variety of countries outside the United States.

Georgia Tech is one of twenty-six public institutions comprising the University System of Georgia.  The Institute is committed to affirmative implementation of equal opportunity in education and employment.  The Institute does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status in the administration of admissions policies, educational policies, employment policies, or any other Institute governed programs and activities.  The Institute’s non-discrimination policy applies to every member of the Institute community. Qualified people of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All applicants must apply online at http://www.careers.gatech.edu/.

Office of Development

The Office of Development is principally responsible for securing the understanding and philanthropic support of the private sector for the Institute and its programs.  The Office focuses its efforts on obtaining commitments for major and principal gifts to the Institute and its associated foundation(s) and leads the comprehensive fundraising efforts, which results in gift revenues in excess of $100 million annually.  Support is sought to enable the Institute and its colleges, schools, and other programs to achieve strategic objectives that will keep our educational programs on the leading edge of discoveries and developments.

College of Sciences

The College of Sciences consists of the Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Psychology, and it is central to Georgia Tech’s future. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in these disciplines and collaborates with other Georgia Tech colleges on graduate degrees in Bioinformatics, Quantitative and Computational Finance, and Human and Computer Interaction, collaborating closely with the College of Engineering and College of Computing, both among the nation’s Top 10 ranked programs, as well as the Scheller College of Business, ranked among the nation’s Top 10 public business schools.  With 230 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 70 teaching faculty, 215 research faculty, and 155 support staff, the College serves all of Georgia Tech’s undergraduate students, while also maintaining enrollment of students seeking degrees in its sciences disciplines, including 1,592 undergraduates and 893 graduate students at both the master’s and Ph.D levels. Faculty and graduate students are executing on $65.7 million in research initiatives this year. Having long recognized that interdisciplinary research is a key component of the continual growth of the College, sciences faculty and students are leading and engaging in a number of interdisciplinary activities with computing, engineering, liberal arts, business, design, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Job Purpose

Senior level front line development officer responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and principal gift donors and prospective donors. This position requires extensive knowledge of fundraising approaches pertinent to the position, proven major gift solicitation experience, and results and the highest levels of communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills. This position typically operates with only general direction of senior leadership and is expected to produce major and principal gifts that would rank this individual among the Institute's most productive officers each year. This position is expected to drive team results while building long term, meaningful donor relationships. May supervise front line development and support staff at the Associate director level and below, including responsibility for setting staff goals, supporting staff career and professional development, evaluating staff performance and providing constructive feedback.  

Impact & Influence

This position will interact on a regular basis with principal and major gift donors and prospective donors, often including alumni, parents, representatives of corporations and foundations, staff, and volunteers, typically serving as a leading development liaison with one or multiple college deans and school chairs, faculty, Georgia Tech senior executives, unit and central development officers and support staff. This position may supervise front line and support staff at the associate director level and below.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design and lead the implementation of the development plan for assigned college, school, program, region, or constituency.

  • Establish and maintain a high degree of collaboration with other development officers and staff, as well as the Institute's academic and executive officers.

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and close major and principal prospects gifts and commitments personally and consistently, while deploying industry standard best practices, aligned with the long term best interests of the donors and the Institute and ensuring a continued, vibrant development cycle.

  • Coordinate the development activities of assigned unit, program, region or constituency leadership.

  • Coordinate and supervise the efforts of staff, where applicable.

  • Submit timely contact reports, prospect plans, and solicitations into a database and tracking system.

  • Prepare written development materials, including case statements, proposals, and fundraising initiative/campaign related literature, for assigned college, school, and/or program(s).

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Education, Specialized Knowledge and Experience

Degrees required for this job: Bachelor's degree

Degrees preferred for this job: Master's degree

Years of experience required for this job: Six years or more of proven experience and results in soliciting and closing major gifts ($25K+) and/or principal gifts ($1M+)

Years preferred: Ten years of proven experience and results in soliciting and closing major gifts ($25K+) and principal gifts ($1M+) in a higher education setting and a campaign environment

Certifications or licenses required for this job:  

Specialized skills required for this job: This job requires extensive knowledge of sophisticated fundraising approaches; a proven track record of success and continuity in establishing and managing long-term donor relationships, and producing consistent major and principal gift results; the highest levels of interpersonal skills, ethical standards, and good judgement. Requires excellent skills in communications (verbal and written), prioritization, negotiation, persuasion, and self-motivation. The successful candidate must possess an even temperament in working with Institute senior executive and academic leadership, faculty and staff at all organizational levels, including volunteer leaderships and students, when applicable. Also required are strong strategic planning and organizational skills; being proactive; ability to work well under pressure; computer skills; ability and willingness to travel; basic understanding of planned giving vehicles, where applicable, and ability to identify potential planned giving donors and opportunities and skills to partner effectively with Gift Planning officers.


Date Posted: April 23, 2019

LEADERSHIP GIFT OFFICER

Connecticut College

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE has an opportunity for a highly dedicated individual to work together with a strong, mutually supportive Major Gift team in its department of Advancement.  Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, this varied and exciting professional position is an opportunity to work broadly in higher education development with a focus on fieldwork stewardship and direct solicitation.  

We are seeking an individual who can create and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for a portfolio of between 125 and 200 major gift prospects (alumni and parents) and identify new prospects for major gifts in excess of $50,000; manage and oversee regionally assigned major gifts prospects; prepare proposals, directly solicit donors and assist in the coordination of major gift fund-raising activities and strategic planning by the major gifts office. Working with colleagues, the Major Gifts Officer will serve as team’s point person for creating and implementing a program designed to identify, engage and solicit parent prospects who have the highest capacity and propensity for giving.  In addition, s/he will manage and oversee regionally assigned major gift prospects and travel extensively alone as well as with the President and/or Senior Administrators on prospect calls and events.

Responsibilities include but not limited to: cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors to generate income to meet College priorities, when appropriate, be able to make a comprehensive solicitation including annual fund gift and planned gift as well as major gift; receive, analyze and act on prospect research information and develop prospecting strategies, matching prospects to College priorities; develop strong internal relationships needed to bring information and resources to the cultivation and solicitation effort; assist in short and long term strategic planning activities to create and implement fundraising goals and objectives; motivate faculty  and volunteers to participate in cultivation and solicitation activities; coordinate fund raising campaigns; establish strong relationships with prospective donors with an eye toward meeting College fundraising goals; other duties as assigned or as necessary.

Bachelor’s degree and a min. of 2 years of relevant work experience required including a proven record of successfully soliciting and closing major gifts, experience in working on a capital/endowment campaign preferred.  Must possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational and leadership skills; outstanding verbal and written communication skills; ability to independently initiate, organize and follow through with program plans as required.  Other requirements include but are not limited to: proficiency in Word and Excel, ability to analyze and interpret data in order to develop effective solicitation and engagement strategies; experience communicating through e-mail and social networking sites required.  Must have the ability to build and sustain key relationships with potential donors, management, faculty, and staff; excellent organizational skills and ability to set priorities and keep to deadlines; innovative approach and the ability to work independently and in a team.  Extensive travel required.  

To apply go to https://conncoll.hiretouch.com/staff-openings.  AA/EOE


Date Posted: April 23, 2019

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity

Vice President for Development

New York, New York

Founded in 1963, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) is one of New York City's first mentoring programs for high school students of color. Since 1963, SEO has expanded its programs to benefit more than 14,000 young people, helping them to succeed throughout high school, college, and their careers. SEO has an extraordinary demonstrated track record of achievement and fulfills its mission through these dynamic, vital programs: SEO Scholars, SEO Career, SEO Law, and SEO Alternative Investments.

SEO Scholars is an eight-year supplemental education program that has achieved unparalleled success in helping underserved public high school students in New York City and San Francisco get to competitive colleges but also in getting them though college graduation. By 12th grade, SEO Scholars exceed or match the SAT scores of all college-bound seniors nationally, thereby eliminating the academic achievement gap, and 100 percent of students attend college. Once in college, Scholars receive ongoing, one-on-one academic, personal, and career support, and 90 percent graduate within six years. Most recently, SEO's impressive Scholars program results have inspired the Board of Directors and executive leadership to commit to an aggressive eight-year growth plan to triple the number of Scholars students served in New York City.

SEO Career, SEO Law, and SEO Alternative Investments are each a premier national program that prepares underrepresented college students and/or young professionals to enter coveted industries via summer internships or fellowships. More than 80 percent of eligible interns and 90 percent of eligible fellows earn full-time positions in their chosen fields. SEO partners with over 100 world-class companies and firms through these programs.

The Vice President for Development has overall responsibility for development activities supporting the SEO Scholars program in New York City and SEO general operating support, which represent approximately $15 million of SEO’s $25 million budget.  The Vice President is responsible for designing and executing comprehensive development plans that include annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and special events (an annual gala which generates unrestricted funds, as well as several smaller events focused on the Scholars program). Particular focus will be on major individual gift prospects and donors, and the Vice President will be expected to be a front-line major gift solicitor, managing a portfolio of prospects. The Vice President supervises an approximately nine-member development team.

The individual in this role will join SEO at a defining moment of unprecedented growth and will be expected to lead an aggressive program to dramatically increase philanthropic support to fulfill the organization's mission and expansion. S/he will work with an established and highly-respected organization providing life-changing educational opportunities for talented young people from underserved and underrepresented communities.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Genuine passion for and ability to articulate the values and mission of SEO to create a more equitable society. Familiarity with education reform and the broader education community would be a plus.

- Bachelor’s degree.

- Minimum of 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, with extensive experience leading a comprehensive development program including, but not limited to, annual giving, foundation/corporate relations, and special events, with a particular focus on major gifts philanthropy.

- Demonstrated ability to provide strategic and operational management, with at least five years of senior-level development management experience, 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.

- A history of securing six and seven-figure gifts or more, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies for grooming the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors.

- 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 and process.

SEO 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, 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.

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

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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.

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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.