Date Posted: April 27, 2018

Annual Giving Manager

Doorways for Women and Families (Doorways)

Doorways for Women and Families (Doorways) is an Arlington-based non-profit agency helping individuals and families create pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives. Doorways offers a positive work environment, a committed and passionate team, and competitive salaries and benefits.

Our Mission and Vision

We envision a community where all people live free of violence and have safe and stable housing. We see a future without homelessness - or domestic and sexual violence. And it’s why we create pathways out of these circumstances for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Our Values

At Doorways, we embrace Empathy, Integrity, Inclusivity, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Respect. These values are the foundation to our approach.

Our Approach

There is no single cause of family homelessness, and no single way that interpersonal violence affects people.  While most of our clients are impacted by all of these traumas, our services are available to those impacted by any of these hardships to ensure people have the right help to move forward. Family trauma impacts nearly every aspect of family functioning, so our services target multiple life areas for adults and children. Doorways provides services that are comprehensive, client and family-centered, are trauma-informed and strength-based.

Position Summary:

The Annual Giving Manager (AGM) works as part of a development team raising $3.5 million in private funding annually. The AGM manages a portfolio of 125 individual donors and prospects with the goal of deepening their level of interest and engagement with the agency’s programs and mission, and soliciting new and increased levels of support. The position is responsible for identifying prospects and implementing individual strategies for soliciting, cultivating and stewarding leadership annual fund gifts of $1,000 and above. The AGM is responsible for the design and implementation of all direct mail campaigns, including lapsed and acquisition mailings. The AGM leads the agency’s signature event, the Brighter Futures Breakfast, which brings together 450 guests each year, as well as the annual Donor Appreciation event. The AGM works collaboratively with members of the development team to coordinate overlapping activities and constituents. This position is full time and reports to the Director of Development and Communications.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required; MA/MS in relevant field preferred

  • 3+ years experience successfully cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual major gifts

  • Must possess practical experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database management system

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being willing to “roll up the sleeves” and get tasks done

  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team

  • Must possess good computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, Excel, databases and the internet.

  • Familiarity with the Arlington community is a plus.

Compensation: $58,000 - $62,000 annually depending on level of experience. Excellent benefits – health/dental/vision, life, LTD, 403 (b), etc.

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter at: https://doorways.bamboohr.com/jobs  If you encounter any issues with the online application system, you may need to update your web browser to a newer version.  If you do not receive an email response after submitting your application, it was not successfully submitted. No phone calls please.

Doorways for Women and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. See www.DoorwaysVA.org

Doorways is a drug-free workplace.


Date Posted: April 27, 2018

Leadership Giving Manager

Doorways for Women and Families (Doorways)

Doorways for Women and Families (Doorways) is an Arlington-based non-profit agency helping individuals and families create pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives. Doorways offers a positive work environment, a committed and passionate team, and competitive salaries and benefits.

Our Mission and Vision

We envision a community where all people live free of violence and have safe and stable housing. We see a future without homelessness - or domestic and sexual violence. And it’s why we create pathways out of these circumstances for our most vulnerable neighbors.

Our Values

At Doorways, we embrace Empathy, Integrity, Inclusivity, Collaboration, Empowerment, and Respect. These values are the foundation to our approach.

Our Approach

We are committed to helping people facing abuse and hardship find safety-and from there- supporting them in securing lasting stability.  We believe that the most effective way to address complex issues such as interpersonal violence (domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault), family and youth homelessness, and poverty is to approach these through a lens of intersectionality and equity.  There is no singular cause behind these issues, and therefore no singular solution. Our services are available to those impacted by any of these hardships to ensure people have the right help to move forward. We understand that the impact of trauma is far-reaching, so our services target multiple life areas for adults, youth and children. Our response to our clients is client and family-centered, trauma-informed, strength-based, and comprehensive.  

Position Summary:

The Leadership Giving Manager (LGM) works as part of a development team raising $3.5 million annually.  The LGM manages a portfolio of 75-100 individual major gift prospects and donors with the goal of deepening current and prospective donors’ relationships with the organization and soliciting new and increased levels of support. The position is responsible for identifying prospects and implementing individual strategies for qualifying, soliciting, cultivating and stewarding major gifts of $1,000 or higher. The LGM works collaboratively with members of the development team to coordinate overlapping activities and constituents. This position is part-time (24 hours) and reports to the Director of Development and Communications.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS required; MA/MS in relevant field preferred

  • 3+ years of experience successfully identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual major donors

  • Must possess expertise with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database management system

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

  • Experience with corporate and foundation giving is a plus.

  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to multi-task while also being willing to “roll up the sleeves” and get tasks done

  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team

  • Must possess good computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, Excel, databases and the internet.

Compensation: $40,000 - $45,000 annually depending on level of experience. Excellent benefits – health/dental/vision, life, LTD, 403 (b), etc.

To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter at: https://doorways.bamboohr.com/jobs  No phone calls please.

Doorways for Women and Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. See www.DoorwaysVA.org

Doorways is a drug-free workplace.


Date Posted: April 27, 2018

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 tied for the 15th rank with Cornell University and Vanderbilt University in US News & World Report’s 2016 rankings of America’s “Top National Universities.” The same publication ranked the School of Medicine sixth in the nation, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work was tied for first with the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

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 the top-ranked 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 2015 topped $2.7 billion. As of June 30, 2016, the market value of the endowment was $6.5 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.  We’re heading into the final months of the Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, making this an especially exciting time for you to consider joining our team.  You and your colleagues will partner with alumni and friends of the university to ensure a strong foundation for the future.  

For additional information regarding the university, the campaign, 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

Parent Programs

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 26, 2018

Senior Development Manager

Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation

JOB DESCRIPTION: Senior Development Manager

Position Overview

The Senior Development Manager works as a part of a dynamic team to support and execute on the annual development strategy and work closely with the Director of Impact and Development and Executive Director to achieve Propeller's fundraising goals. The focus of the Senior Development Manager will be to continue to effectively steward our existing and prospective institutional funders, to both ensure we are meeting the expectations and needs of our funders and that we continue to have robust and quality programming.

Major Responsibilities & Outcomes

  • Accountable for the long-range (2+ year) visioning, conceptualization, planning, implementation, deliverables, and achievement of results of Propeller’s broad fundraising strategies with a strong focus on our institutional relationships.  Duties include:

Development Strategy and Donor Relations

  • Clear Development Plan: Implements development plan and calendar that include a clear statement of internal organizational and external community needs that Propeller seeks to address, as well as fundraising goals that reflect those needs: both dollars and target dates, and selected fundraising strategies. Donors report an excellent philanthropic experience with minimal critiques.

  • Advanced Budget Raise: Obtains full weighted pipeline of new asks in “Convince” stage, with a minimum goal of raising 50% of the $2.5 million 2019 budget by the end of the calendar year.

  • Thriving Venture Fund Pipeline: Maintains list of 10 potential impact investors in active cultivation mode for Propeller’s Social Venture Fund.

  • Exceptional Donor Cultivation: Prepares for all donor meetings in line with standard operating procedures, makes compelling presentations and pitches, and leads all cultivation communications for prospects $250,000 and below to earn the respect and trust of donors.

  • (potential) High-performing Capital Campaign: Develops and executes plan to reach capital campaign goal between $220,000-$500,000.

Grant Writing and Management

  • Mission-Driven, Knowledgeable, and Accurate Communication: Effectively articulates the mission, priorities, and special initiatives of Propeller to a broad range of stakeholders, highlighting past successes with fluency. Develops and executes a communications strategy to support fundraising and institutional revenue growth. Proofs all written fundraising materials, including reports and acknowledgment letters, with close attention to detail, producing no errors.

  • Driven and Well-Executed Writing: Develops compelling, factual, quality, timely, relevant, and comprehensive grant proposals with few, if any, edits needed. Accountable for the drafting and submission of all public and private foundation grant proposals – approximately $5 million in requests per year. Supports the drafting and submission of government proposals, as needed.

  • Collaborative Mindset: Coordinates across departments as necessary to organize proposals and campaigns, as well as drive revenue. Supports the Director of Impact and Development and the Executive Director in building and sustaining a culture of philanthropy within Propeller and with Propeller’s partners.

Administration and Evaluation

  • Organized and Thorough Calendar Management: Manages a grants calendar of letters of intent and grants. Ensures that all deadlines are met in a timely manner. Required grant evaluation is developed and conducted to achieve outcomes.

  • Proactive Evaluation: Ensures smooth reporting by leading the determination of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods for grant requirements in advance. This includes determining outcomes, benchmarks, methods of measurement, logic models, etc.

  • Stakeholder-Wide Development Transparency: Implements systems and tools that ensure all relevant funders, board members, staff, policymakers, thought leaders, and partners in fundraising/revenue development have the tools they need to support Propeller’s development.

Critical Competencies

  • Written and verbal fluency in the history of structural racism in the US and its current manifestations in New Orleans and nationally. Ability to convey compelling racial justice analysis to external stakeholders.

  • Strong writing and editing skills, particularly focused on data-driven value propositions.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills in managing external relationships, building trust with high-level stakeholders, and conveying compelling opportunities through public speaking engagements, networking events, and other opportunities for relationship development.

  • Self-motivated, innovative, and can work with considerable independence within the context of an overall strategy, team environment, and variety of diverse stakeholders.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.

  • Ability to handle a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy and completion in a timely manner.

  • Commitment to Propeller’s mission, vision, and values.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge + 5 – 7 years' relevant experience, or Master’s or equivalent knowledge + 3 – 5 years’ relevant experience, and 1 – 3 years’ supervisory experience.

  • (Preferred) Proven and consistent track record of identifying, cultivating, and stewarding institutional funders.

  • (Preferred) Proven and consistent track record developing compelling, data-driven grant proposals to foundation and government funders, resulting in funding.

  • (Preferred) Experience raising funds from institutional donors in areas of racial justice and/or economic development.

Travel with some evening and weekend work required. This is a salaried and exempt position.

Compensation: $62,000+ annually, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Propeller also offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, and professional development.

Start Date: May 2018

To Apply

Application Directions: Apply here by presenting your resume and responses to the questions below:

  • Why are you passionate about racial justice, nonprofit development, and cultivating institutional relationships?

  • What do you think will be your greatest strength in this role? In what way do you think you will need to grow the most to be successful in this role?

  • What do you find gives you the most energy in your current work?

  • What drains your energy the most in your current work?

  • What are your salary requirements?

About Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation

Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. Our mission is to grow and support entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities. We envision a powerful community of diverse entrepreneurs and stakeholders working together for a more equitable future where everyone can lead healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, and other systems of oppression.

Our strategy is to build a critical mass of entrepreneurs working to solve key challenges in our issue areas of food security, water management, health, educational equity, and economic development in order to make significant change for underserved individuals.

Propeller and its Ventures have received local and national recognition in The New York Times, TIME, Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, The Advocate and The Times Picayune. To learn more about Propeller, visit gopropeller.org.

Propeller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and candidates of color are encouraged to submit applications.


Date Posted: April 25, 2018

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

National Society of Black Engineers

The Development Manager, will work in close collaboration with the Senior Director of Fund Development, to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts in support of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). In addition, this position is responsible for developing strategies for Corporate and Foundation Relations and coordinating the implementation of identification, cultivation, and solicitation of corporate prospects/foundations. The position will develop a broad portfolio of corporate and foundation relationships for NSBE and also assist with the development of a direct mail program to membership and potential donors. 
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Work in fundraising with a primary focus on soliciting and securing significant and renewable funding from individuals, foundations, corporations and other sources
  • Individually develop and manage a portfolio of individual and corporate and foundation contributors
  • Develop new strategies to engage individuals, corporate partners and foundations prospects to secure yearly funding goals
  • Work with Accounting and Finance to track all gifts, balances for various funds and keep accurate records for yearly and quarterly reports
  • Work closely with staff to identify fundraising priorities; identify contributors that match fundraising priorities
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Director to identify prospects, solicit for contributions and determine follow-up strategies including stewardship
  • Work collaboratively with the Senior Director, Leadership Team, and NSBE Marketing Department to create consistent powerful and compelling messaging as it relates to major gift deployment efforts
  • Conducting funding/donor prospect research, and remaining cognizant of NSBE fiscal and other resource needs
  • Developing & writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations & government agencies
  • Establish & maintain personal contact & relationships with foundations, corporate partners, and major donors
  • Writing acknowledgment letters for charitable contributions from individual donors
  • Ensuring prompt acknowledgment of grant awards and charitable donations
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals & reports
  • Lead the development of the direct mail and online giving calendar and create and manage the process of completing content and materials for Resource Development 
  • Interface with all organizational VIP’s, executives, c-suite employees and major donor prospects at meetings, conferences, and national conventions 
  • Assist Senior Director in administrative duties, create a repository of donor and foundational files for all of Resource Development for the organization
  • Assist in migration from the Aptify database to Raiser’s Edge NXT for the entire organization
  • Maintain and ensure database integrity with accurate donor and gift information for Resource Development 
  • Manage donor and funding queries, reports and output through the fundraising database for funding trends and forecasting

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of relevant experience in nonprofit related grant writing are required
  • The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear, concise and compelling manner. Excellent writing and analytical skills are essential
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources for prospect research
  • Develop proposals, gift illustrations, and informational materials needed to secure major gifts
  • Work collaboratively with staff and all levels of the organization
  • Work with confidential information and show discretion
  • A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity with Aptify or CSR Donor Database or another relational database, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Products
  • Candidate must possess an ability to work well under pressure, synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct manner
  • Possess a solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants 
  • 1-3 years of experience with Raiser’s Edge is a plus
  • Licenses, Certificates, and other requirements:
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Reliable personal transportation.
  • Must pass a criminal background check 

Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities who are otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to travel as needed 
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds on an occasional basis
  • Work involves standing, walking, stooping, talking, reaching, sitting, bending, kneeling, climbing, grasping, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, and reaching with hands and arms
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet

Condition of Employment:
The position may change based on needs of the program and/or organization needs and available funding. NSBE maintains a drug-free environment. Employees of NSBE must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural and diverse work environment.


Date Posted: April 24, 2018

Loyal Donor Officer

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

JOB DESCRIPTION 

POSITION TITLE Loyal Donor Officer, Ohio

JOB TITLE Donor Relations Manager III

JOB FAMILY Development

JOB NUMBER 46469

SALARY GRADE 7

STATUS Salaried

SUPERVISOR Associate Director, Loyal Donor Program

LOCATION Dublin, OH

DATE April 2018

ABOUT US The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 69 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.

SUMMARY The Loyal Donor Officer is responsible for the ongoing cultivation, bequest solicitation, and stewardship of loyal donors. They conduct meetings with donors and prospects, cultivate relationships, and keep a portfolio of bequest prospects. The Loyal Donor Officer creates ongoing opportunities for contact with new and current loyal donors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Loyal Donor Officer is responsible for the stewardship, identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation of loyal donors and other planned gift prospects through mail and email outreach, meetings, trips, events, and other activities in order to raise bequest notifications. They will work on a variety of communications activities including providing detailed program information to prospects and coordinating correspondence and acknowledgments across a program. The Loyal Donor Officer will utilize in-depth knowledge of the Conservancy’s local, state, national, and global conservation projects when working with loyal donors. They use the Conservancy’s donor database and spreadsheets to update donor information, produce reports, perform analysis, track activity, cultivate donors, and collaborate with systems (BBCRM) specialists to create/integrate Loyal Donor data requirements. The Loyal Donor Officer understands the basics of planned gifts and general fundraising practices, the influencing factors on donors and the types of assets that may be used for the donor’s giving, and applies that knowledge to interactions with donors and gift asks. They actively collaborate with other fundraising staff to move prospects capable of gifts of higher amounts and complexity to the appropriate prospect pool though established processes. The Loyal Donor Officer actively participates as a member of a community of practice, supporting colleagues across the organization in similar positions. They may be responsible for responding to inquiries from planned gift prospects, training and onboarding of new staff, stewarding Legacy Club members, and participating in other related activities as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • Identify 20-35 new bequest commitments per year.
  • Develop and carry out cultivation and stewardship plans for segments of the loyal donor pool.
  • Persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups who are important to the organization’s overall prosperity.
  • Act independently and in supervisor’s stead as needed, exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.
  • Decisions may have program-wide impact and may bind the organization financially or legally.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Ensure that programmatic commitments, TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance.
  • May manage and implement multiple projects, including managing budget, setting deadlines and ensuring accountability.
  • May manage or participate in complex or sensitive negotiations.
  • Travel frequently, work long and flexible hours as needed.
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.
  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, specifically planned giving.
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.
  • Strong negotiating and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of the basics of charitable gift planning.

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES

Accountability for Outcomes

Pushes for excellence. Establishes challenging goals for self and others to drive performance in support of the Conservancy’s mission. Rewards behavior that achieves these standards and is aligned with the organization’s mission/ values. Takes action to address performance problems in a timely and appropriate manner.

Builds Organizational Capability

Builds or adapts organizational structures to accomplish the mission and to improve performance. This includes reorganizing organizational systems, structures, processes, procedures, communication channels or reporting relationships. With the Conservancy’s strategic filter in mind, determines who can contribute, gets the right people involved, and builds bench strength for the future.

Collaboration & Teamwork

Shows a willingness to put the needs and goals of a global organization before personal/local/departmental needs. Works with others across organizational boundaries. Makes decisions, sets priorities, and allocates resources to help the organization as a whole achieve results.

Communications

Effectively expresses messages verbally and in writing. Actively listens to others. Fosters open exchange of issues. Is timely with information.

Courage & Decisiveness

Makes decisions and stands by them. Makes timely decisions even under pressure and when lacking complete information. Has the courage to modify decisions and admit why and how they were wrong.

Flexibility & Innovation

Flexible to changing circumstances. Takes innovative approaches towards work. Takes calculated risks and makes dependable decisions in the face of uncertainty.

Influences for Results

Achieves results by persuading, convincing, or influencing others. Adapts approach to the individual or group and knows how and when to use complex influence strategies. Uses success stories and passion for the mission to generate enthusiasm and support.

Open to Learning

Versatile learner and committed to self-improvement. Employs strengths effectively. Willingly shares knowledge with others. Seeks coaching on areas needing improvement. Adjusts behavior/performance as needed. Views mistakes as learning opportunities.

Organizational Awareness

Understands the basics of our business. Knows how local job relates to the big picture & contributes to the overall strategy. Knows how/why things work inside TNC. Easily moves through internal networks and channels for success.

This position will be based in the Dublin, OH office. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46469.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

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 23, 2018

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

Job Title: Major Gifts Officer

Department: Development

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity.  Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.  Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 170 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $23 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center’s game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage.  It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women’s rights advocates in more than 55 countries.

To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.

The Role:

The Center is seeking an experienced professional to serve as a member of our frontline fundraising team and help build out our New York metropolitan area base of support.  The Major Gift Officer will be responsible for developing and maintaining a robust pipeline and implementing strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, engage, solicit and steward a portfolio of 150+ major donors and prospects. She/he will work closely with the Major Gifts team to help manage and strengthen donor relations, evaluate various gift opportunities, and coordinate and facilitate communications to ensure a cohesive donor cultivation and stewardship effort.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 150+ donors and prospects in the New York metropolitan area capable of making gifts of $10,000 or more, with a goal of securing a significant number of new gifts and gift upgrades through a creative and proactive approach to personal cultivation and solicitation.

  • Collaborate with the Major Gifts team on developing strategies to expand the major donor pipeline and upgrade mid-level ($5,000-$9,999) donors, achieving aggressive targets for an increase in number of donors and overall donor engagement in the New York metropolitan area.

  • Implement high quality operational practices and systems to effectively manage her/his donor portfolio.

  • Collaborate with the Development team on the successful planning and execution of the Center’s annual NYC gala and other special events and providing input and support for the recruitment and management of volunteer leadership for the event.  

  • Contribute to the development of strategy, briefing, and debriefing materials for face-to-face donor meetings and other donor communications.  

  • Build relationships with the Center’s legal program staff, communications staff, and others to acquire the information needed to solicit gifts and build donor relationships effectively.  

  • Work as part of the development team to develop and execute strategies to achieve annual departmental goals as well as the goals of the Center’s five-year strategic plan and fundraising campaign.  

  • Assist in team goal setting.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required and portfolio management experience of 5-7 years.

  • Commitment to the Center’s mission, purpose, and values.

  • A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors in a very fast-paced, mission-driven environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, build strong relationships, and develop and manage a robust pipeline for a major gifts program.

  • Sophisticated fundraiser with a deep knowledge of major gifts and philanthropic trends in individual giving, with knowledge of the New York metropolitan area philanthropic community a plus.

  • A team player with interpersonal savvy who understands how to collaborate effectively with internal stakeholders and work across team lines.

  • Ability to effectively communicate the mission, goals, and needs of an organization in a compelling way and to tailor communications to different audiences and donor needs.

  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills and demonstrated ability to articulate complex ideas clearly, accurately, and concisely.

  • Strong organizational and project management skills and proven ability to thrive in a fast fast-paced, professionally rigorous setting, managing multiple assignments and quickly evolving priorities.

  • Experience in reproductive rights a plus or familiarity with other issues relating to women’s equality, human rights, civil rights, or racial and social justice issues is highly desirable.

  • Principled, ethical, professional, and committed to exceptional work quality and standards. 

  • English language fluency required; additional languages, especially Spanish, a plus.

Critical Position Behaviors:

  • Collaborative: Brings a track record of working effectively with various and diverse individuals and groups. A willingness to actively listen and invite different views and opinions across all levels of the institution to build alignment in support of a common goal.

  • Innovative: Demonstrated ability to be innovative and highly productive, with a focus on excellence in a high energy, fast moving, deadline-oriented environment

  • Initiative: Effectively responds to pressure or crisis situations and acts professionally.  Uses resources well. Follows through on ideas, assignments and open issues. Must possess a "can-do" and "will-do" attitude.

  • Commitment to learning: Applies a growth mentality to their own development and pushes self and others to work out of comfort zone.  Promotes a culture of learning by modeling inquisitiveness and an openness to viewing mistakes as an opportunity to learn and improve

  • Integrity: Possesses impeccable integrity and personal and professional values that are consistent with the Center's high standards and mission.

  • Transparency: Consistently applies openness and honesty in communicating decisions and plans to team members.

  • Adaptive/flexible: Has a can do/will do attitude and demonstrates comfort with ambiguity and calculated risk-taking.

  • Empathy: An empathetic, approachable team player who engenders trust and confidence, with an inherent ability to interact positively with all members of the Center staff.

  • Independent Worker/Thinker: Must have the ability to work independently and in a team setting.

  • Confident: Must possess and exhibit a level of confidence in themselves and his/her work but be able to take direction and criticism professionally.

  • Results Oriented: Ability to achieve results and complete assignments in a timely manner.

Compensation: The Center offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits program.

How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this role.  It is encouraged to include these application materials as attachments.

https://reproductiverights.applicantpro.com/jobs/778646.html

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

www.reproductiverights.org


Date Posted: April 20, 2018

Lincoln University

Institutional Advancement

POSITION VACANCIES

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

(scroll down to see all four available positions)

 

Job Title: Annual Gifts Officer

Department: Institutional Advancement

Reports To: Vice President for Institutional Advancement Type: Full-time/Regular

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

JOB SUMMARY

The Annual Gifts Officer is responsible for generating and executing a comprehensive diversified source of revenue stream that engage alumni, faculty, staff, students, friends and other constituents to build and maintain a broad and growing base of annual support for Lincoln University. This position manages a comprehensive suite of outreach efforts including direct appeals for annual support with a special emphasis on regularly scheduled recurring gifts for both unrestricted and restricted needs. S/he will communicate across all constituencies including core messaging, segmentation strategies, and the use of multiple platforms for the delivery of these appeals through direct mail, telephone outreach, e-solicitation and social media.  The Officer is expected to actively generate and coordinate a robust pipeline for probable donors, employee engagement programs, and other constituents. In conjunction with the Director of Alumni Affairs, the Officer will actively collaborate and recommend strategies for alumni events, including homecoming and reunion. The Officer of Annual Giving will plan and execute annual programming with academic, student, athletics, and other relevant internal and external constituencies according to the University Vision, mission and that of the Institutional Advancement Unit.

The Officer reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and is expected to work in a collaborative, dynamic and energetic office environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Recommends and meets annual goals.

  • Generates regular reports on each area of annual giving, including campaigns, funds/designations, appeals, and strategies to achieve success.

  • Creates, implements, and evaluates a comprehensive multi-year annual fund plan to meet the goals and priorities of Lincoln University.

  • Creates and administers programs and activities to engage alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends using all communication platforms.

  • Develops annual communications plan to maximize engagement and participation rates from alumni, faculty, staff, friends and students.

  • Works in close collaboration with director of alumni relations to manage and implement the homecoming and class reunion efforts including the strategic plan of action for identifying, recruiting, training and soliciting alumni volunteers and class members.

  • Oversees faculty/staff program, including development of a volunteer structure within the university to promote increased participation.

  • Coordinates and oversees student program, including development of affinity structure for class years, athletic participation, program and degree support.

  • Recruits, trains and supervises phonathon student callers, student thank-a-thons, and implements the Senior Class Gift Program.

  • Coordinates and oversees annual giving stewardship within Institutional Advancement unit.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree required

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least two years of individual constituent fundraising experience, preferably in a college or university setting 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of mail, electronic and social media solicitation strategy and implementation

  • Ability to work with and manage volunteers

  • Ability to work in an environment including diverse groups of faculty, staff, alumni, donors, and students.

  • Ability to work independently and as an active and effective team member.

  • The ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours.

PREFFERED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge and related database to maximize annual fundraising success.

 

Job Title: Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer

Department: Institutional Advancement

Reports To: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Type: Full-time/Regular

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

JOB SUMMARY

The Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer will identify, define, and develop funding services to support existing and planned program activities through the development, writing, and submission of select corporate, and foundation proposals. This position will advance the University’s vision and mission by proactively seeking opportunities to develop relationships, generate new proposals, and maintain relationships.

S/he will be responsible for preparation and management of grant proposals and the grant solicitation processes, including but not limited to grant writing, submission, tracking, and reconciliation with other key offices, including, finance, academics, etc.

This position will support all components of the University to generate and secure significant financial support that addresses the strategic plan priorities and the needs of Lincoln University.

Working closely with faculty, staff, administrators, researchers, external contacts, s/he will carry a portfolio of major institutional funders and be responsible for an annual bottom line of dollars raised and visits made.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess the program and conduct benchmarking with peer and aspirant institutions; formulate short-term and long-range plans to strategically enhance and strengthen fundraising efforts.

  • Provide forward thinking, dynamic and comprehensive leadership to support critical new initiatives, large scale transformational projects, and investments in new ideas and partnerships

  • Develop and establish priorities and procedures to ensure the success and smooth administration of the program

  • Systematically lead identification, strategy and solicitation activities for leading foundations and corporations that will bring significant resources in support of needs outlined in strategic plan

  • Produce interim and final reports in coordination with principal investigators, including faculty, staff, and administrators; coordinate relevant site visits and related meetings

  • Work closely with all institutional advancement units to develop necessary case statements, proposals, and streamlined impact statements

  • In coordination with faculty, staff, administrators, and advancement staff; steward public, foundation and corporate donors, recognizing them for their contributions and positioning Lincoln University to secure additional philanthropic support;

  • Facilitate strategic relationships between senior leaders and institutional giving prospects;

  • Educate senior administrators and faculty about public, corporate and foundation fundraising strategies and best practices;

  • Determine ways to leverage relationships that key internal partners have with corporations and foundations

  • Strategically link institution and programmatic initiatives with opportunities for fundraising.

  • Develop written proposals for corporate, foundation and select government prospects to support University priority goals.

  • Establish mutually agreed upon goals for number of visits, and proposals.

  • Coordinate with multiple offices for proposals focused on restricted, unrestricted and permanently restricted sources and develop good positive working relationships with the Research office

  • Work in partnership with key University staff to identify initiatives that may attract significant funding from institutional donors

  • Work in conjunction with alumni director to engage alumni and parents who have established relationships with leading corporations and foundations.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree required

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 plus years of related experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; the ability to craft compelling cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate and foundation prospects; ability to conceptualize and formulate plans and proposals that excite major potential donors around big ideas and projects

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the foundation and corporate sectors, and local, state, and national sources to secure funding

  • Strong ability to articulate vision, and mission to these diverse constituencies and develop presentation materials, proposals, budgets, and other correspondence that support this effort

  • Ability to assess philanthropic capacity of prospects and identify campus priorities most likely to attract substantial support

  • Ambition to build and maintain effective partnerships at all levels of internal and external constituencies

  • Demonstrated aptitude to thrive in a complex and dynamic environment, managing sometimes conflicting priorities and coordinating multiple tasks

  • A self-starter who uses an entrepreneurial approach to building and guiding an advancement program and who has the ability to reach out to a broader community to promote the mission of an institution • A problem solver who can anticipate challenges and obstacles and has the intelligence, creativity, and tenacity to execute solutions efficiently and effectively

 

Job Title: Director of Advancement Services Department: Institutional Advancement

Reports To: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Type: Full-time/Regular

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Advancement Services coordinates and leads the advancement services which include advancement financial review and reporting, prospect research, stewardship, database management, gift processing, comprehensive funds management and donor acknowledgement. The director will recognize the importance of the information systems function in furthering moves management and donor stewardship.   

This position will have the opportunity to establish systems and procedures for a growing Advancement unit. The Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership, long-range and short-term planning for the areas of gift processing, database integrity, reporting, data analysis, prospect research, comprehensive stewardship program, and system enhancements. The Director develops and executes strategies for continuous quality improvement in services to and communications with departments and other constituencies that utilize constituent data.   

The director reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and will supervise two full time employees as well as student workers assigned to support the unit.  The director is expected to work in a collaborative, dynamic and energetic office environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develops and implements annual plan for continuous improvement of database systems and all technological systems and services to enhance operations.

  • Executes and oversees key knowledge management for the area including the business processes, policies, procedural handbooks and guidelines for enhanced business functions.

  • Monitors and implements corrective actions to ensure the integrity of the information contained in the database

  • Translates data into usable, actionable information for the formation and execution of fundraising strategies and measures of success.

  • Generates, in close collaboration with the finance office, the monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports according to campaigns, designations/funds, and necessary financial reporting.

  • Anticipates and meets constituents’ needs and is knowledgeable of sound financial management and donor stewardship policies and practices.

  • Coordinates training of necessary staff for database and related training to ensure optimal data integrity.

  • Conducts and leads short and long prospect research reports and necessary briefs for events, and meetings.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with University Advancement staff to improve service delivery and database functionality.

  • Manages access to alumni and donor information, safeguarding the confidentiality of sensitive data. Supervises maintenance of alumni and donor database coding tables.

  • Manages data integration between the variety of University databases and data sources for maximum efficiency and effectiveness for constituent engagement, stewardship, and solicitation.  

  • Researches, recommends, and implements best practices for Institutional Advancement data systems, and develops goals for department data priorities and continued improvement.

  • Partners with the development team to improve and standardize services.

  • Serves as liaison with the key University offices for technology, finance, financial aid, athletics, and academic units for data integration and collaboration according to best practices.

  • Proposes, prioritizes, and recommends University Advancement software projects with technology.  

  • Oversees the preparation of the donor lists and other surveys or requests for donor data.

  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of recurring alumni and donor benchmarking reports according to voluntary support for education (VSE) and other gift reporting benchmarks.

  • Monitors, coordinates, recommends and leads prospect pipeline discussions for necessary staff to strengthen strategies for special events, annual, major, and planned giving.

  • Ensures that relevant and necessary University team members have a solid understanding of fundraising programs, strategies and information systems.  Assesses training needs, approaches, and course materials for University Advancement data systems.

  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

EXPERIENCE:

  • At least three years of related advancement services or development experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

  • Two or more years of supervisory experience.

  • Three or more years’ experience with relational databases including query and report writing, preferably with Raisers’ Edge.

  • Experience with database conversion and power user with Raisers Edge, and prospect data systems, as well as financial gift reporting, acknowledgement and accounting.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent computer skills, particularly the Microsoft Office suite of products.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects with strict deadlines.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to exhibit good judgment in making independent decisions that are aligned with University vision, and mission.

  • Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain professional relations with other staff, faculty, students, alumni, and donors.

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Excellent customer service skills and writing skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Significant experience using Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software.

  • Experience using NetCommunity or similar web content management system.

  • Experience using data visualization and report writing software.

  • Ability to work independently and as an active and effective team member.

  • The ability to travel and work evening and weekend hours.

 

Job Title: Major Gifts Officer Department: Institutional Advancement

Reports To: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Type: Full-time/Regular

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

JOB SUMMARY

The position calls for a proven track record of personal solicitation experience, strong written and verbal skills and the ability to plan strategic moves with prospect management. Extensive travel is required and this position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct personal visits with major gift prospects for the purpose of prospect identification, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation.

  • Deliver proposals for major gift funding in the prospect's identified area(s) of interest.

  • Effectively manage donor prospects through personal visits, correspondence, electronic and telephonic communication.

  • Utilize strong strategic planning skills to develop, implement and track cultivation and solicitation plans for individual prospects.

  • Assist the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in providing support service for the president, provost, deans, and volunteers in the cultivation and solicitation of major and planned gifts.

  • In cooperation with Alumni Relations and other University administrators, serve a key role to support activities which will eventually lead alumni, parents, friends and other significant stakeholders to support the educational mission of Lincoln University.

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the University's key fundraising priorities and articulate these in both written and verbal terms.

  • Display in work and action the highest possible ethical standards.

  • Attend one professional development seminar each year through an accredited professional organization.

  • Other duties as assigned

NOTE: Position involves travel up to 40 percent of the time.

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 plus years of demonstrated successful fundraising experience preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization).
  • Work experience or education leading to a general understanding of commonly used planned gift vehicles.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to qualify caseload donors that represent the highest giving potential for the university.
  • Ability to create reasonable financial goals for each donor, which is based on the donor's giving and the potential.
  • Ability to create a personal contact and ask plan that takes into account the individual donor's interest, motivations, giving patterns and ask preferences, in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Ability to secure project and organization information and create and write effective offers, proposals and asks. Ability to secure information that can be sent back to donors to report on how their money was used.
  • Ability to create timely reports that reflect caseload and performance.
  • Ability to influence people and manage process, deadlines and budget while adhering to the policies and procedures of the university.
  • Ability to get along with peers and maintain a positive and constructive attitude while solving problems. 

Date Posted: April 20, 2018

American Museum Of Natural History

Assistant Director, Corporate Relations

The American Museum of Natural History is seeking an Assistant Director of Corporate Relations who will play a key role in growing the institution's programmatic and operating support through corporate partnerships. Corporate Relations is a key area of Institutional Advancement. The Assistant Director of Corporate Relations will be responsible for fundraising from a portfolio of corporate donors and prospects typically giving five- and six-figure gifts. The position will be focused on expanding the Museum's strong, existing donor relationships through proposal and report writing, high-touch moves management and executing high-level stewardship deliverables. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Corporate Relations.

Responsibilites include:

Cultivate, steward, and solicit a portfolio of donors to create long-term, multi-tiered, mission-focused partnerships with the Museum, including both philanthropy-focused gifts, and marketing partnerships.

Conceptualize and implement strategies to engage new prospects, including identifying and researching prospects.

Produce high-quality writing for proposals, research and stewardship reports and correspondence.

Collaborate with colleagues to develop and articulate programs and funding needs, including: fellow Institutional Advancement staff, scientists, educators, and exhibition specialists and members of senior staff.

Support the process of developing financial projections for corporate giving, and work to achieve and exceed financial goals.

Manage systems for data tracking, solicitation, and stewardship.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1207201

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 20, 2018

Director of Development

Old State House, Bostonian Society

About The Bostonian Society

Established in 1881, the nonprofit Bostonian Society is the primary steward of the Old State House and its collection of Revolutionary American artifacts and records. The Society was established at the dawn of the historic preservation movement to rescue the Old State House when it was targeted for possible demolition or relocation. Thanks to the Society’s efforts the building still stands and is now recognized as one of the most important historic structures in the United States.

Today the Bostonian Society maintains and interprets this national historic treasure for the public, providing more than 130,000 visitors each year with a compelling experience of one of the birthplaces of American democracy. The Society oversees all aspects of the building’s ongoing care and has received national recognition for its preservation work. Inside the museum, thought-provoking exhibits, tours, school programs, and cultural programming developed by the Society’s staff explore America’s Revolutionary history and invite visitors to think deeply about both past and present. In addition, the Bostonian Society maintains a research library with a collection of over 7,500 books, 350 maps, and 30,000 photographs and makes accessible for researchers and students its extensive collection of paintings, decorative arts, textiles, and period artifacts.

About Philanthropy at The Bostonian Society

The Director of Development (DOD) will join The Bostonian Society at an inflection point in the Society’s history as it prepares to launch a campaign that will fuel the Society’s future direction and further solidify its reputation for excellence. Under new leadership, The Bostonian Society raised $2.2M over the past year in an initial campaign. The DOD will have the full support of the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees to continue this success by developing a high-caliber individual giving engagement program that reflects The Bostonian Society’s, mission, goals, and bold strategic plan.

In these efforts, the DOD will work collaboratively and transparently with the executive team, board members, staff, and volunteers. This person will manage systems and structures for individual gifts planning and decision making, and assist the executive director in driving an ongoing organization-wide conversation about vision, strategy, and goals for development.

About the Position

The DOD serves in an important leadership role, reporting directly to the Executive Director as a member of the senior leadership team. The incumbent has overall responsibility for a comprehensive program encompassing many existing relationships with donors while driving The Bostonian Society’s donor engagement strategy and moving the entire organization to achieve goals that align with TBS ethos of education, preservation and impact.

With a track record of effective leadership and knowledge of best practices for major giving, including significant personal experience developing pipelines and a track record of management and program building, the DOD will be a creative, ambitious, and dynamic leader with the ability to attract and inspire a dedicated team. They will embrace technological and analytical solutions with a keen sense of what is possible and a level of excellence in communication and collaboration skills, together with a demonstrated propensity for weaving development into organizational values and aspirations.

The successful candidate will bring experience building and sustaining an ambitious major gifts program and creating energy and impact throughout the organization by fostering a culture of fundraising excellence. The Director will carry a portfolio of the top donors and prospects and will also supervise 1-2 development positions.

Key Responsibilities and Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a strategic, creative team leader who is visionary about the Bostonian Society’s fundraising potential and who can support the organization’s vision for philanthropy while maximizing team results. The DOD will have a proven track record in building, managing, and mentoring an effective team, as well as demonstrated success with generating significant funding from individuals, foundations and corporations. They will possess outstanding interpersonal competencies, the ability to effectively engage volunteer leadership, and a deep commitment to instilling best practices and a culture within the development team that reflects The Bostonian Society’s values and goals.

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in a successful individual giving program.
  • Proven track record in managing individual relationships and securing significant gifts.   
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, and analytical skills.
  • Experience with managing and engaging Board-level volunteers.
  • Strong management skills with demonstrated success in building, managing, and leading fundraising professionals toward achieving team goals.
  • A metrics-driven, entrepreneurial mindset that informs strategy and work.
  • The ability to succeed in a distinct and dynamic culture.
  • Flexibility, high energy, tenacity.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

bostoniandod@developmentguild.com

Katharine Kaplan

senior consultant

Development Guild DDI

For more information about The Bostonian Society, please visit www.bostonhistory.org

For more information about Development Guild DDI, please visit www.developmentguild.com


Date Posted: April 19, 2018

Associate Director of Development

Geffen Academy at UCLA

Geffen Academy at UCLA, an inclusive and challenging college-preparatory school for students in grades 6-12, is aligned with the science of adolescence.  It is a place where knowing where we’ve been and where we want to go and having the confidence to take the next steps set the environment to help children discover themselves and not only look forward but lead forward. Philanthropy built the Academy and the ability to continue raising funds opens countless opportunities for success of the children the Geffen Academy serves.  

Under the direction of the Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development is a member of the Geffen Academy at UCLA frontline fundraising team.  Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Associate Director principal role will be responsibility for establishing goals, objectives, strategies and activities for a program to secure annual gifts to the Geffen Academy Fund. This individual will strategize and oversee execution of data analysis and strategic reporting of the overall Geffen Academy Fund results; direct and implement a variety of donor and volunteer cultivation strategies with a focus on the Geffen Academy Fund; strategically execute written and face-to-face solicitations; organize and conduct phone calls and personal visits of donors and donor prospects as well as coordinate strategies for continuous stewardship activities through a wide spectrum of methods of engagement.  This role will also manage parent volunteer solicitors for the Geffen Academy Fund.

We are looking for individuals with prior fundraising and/or professional experience in a related field such as sales, marketing or business development, ideally in a secondary school, higher education setting or other institution of equivalent scope and nature. The Associate Director will have the ability to conceptualize and implement broad-ranging and specific annual gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies that broaden the base of annual philanthropic gift support from current parents and friends of the Geffen Academy.  Well-developed written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills are a must for this role. The Associate Director will also have strong organizational skills, including a commitment to and ability to develop and execute both strategic and operational planning.

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 (#27627) and how to apply, please click here or visit UCLA Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu, click Open Development Positions, and then click the job title from the list.

Application Link:
http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1674

Salary:
$63,600  - $75,000
** This is a contract position. **


Date Posted: April 18, 2018

Assistant/Associate Vice President

Winthrop University

Position: Assistant/Associate Vice President

Department: University Advancement

Band/Level: N/A

Vacancy No.: 201861

Starting Salary: Salary and title depend on qualifications

 

Minimum Training and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and at least seven years of fundraising experience, including five years in a supervisory capacity, required. Experience at an institute of higher education or nonprofit organization preferred. Experience should include volunteer management and major and principal gift fundraising from individuals, families, corporations and foundations.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Proven interpersonal and communications skills and a collaborative, consensus-building work style. Demonstrated ability to empower, build and motivate individual performance while encouraging effective teamwork. Ability and willingness to embrace and promote effective change and an inclination to seek program growth and longer-term sustainability through entrepreneurial risk-taking. Exhibits sound judgment in decision-making and possesses a high degree of integrity, political sensitivity, and diplomacy and a proven record of success in fundraising supervision, budgetary oversight and strategic planning. 

Major Duties

Reporting to the Vice President of University Advancement, the Assistant/Associate Vice President manages a portfolio of major gift prospects and provides leadership for the University’s Development, Donor Relations and Advancement Services functions.  Develops and executes annual operating plans in support of the division’s overall strategic plan; coordinates with academic deans and program directors to identify key funding initiatives and priorities; recruits and manages volunteers for major gift activities and initiatives; directs the planning for major gift initiatives and functions, donor recognition and major gift stewardship; assists in developing policies, procedures and guidelines in support of division-wide programs and initiatives; and represents the division at University functions. Performs other related duties as required. 

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply


Date Posted: April 18, 2018

Associate Director, Donor Relations

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Requisition # 2018-8625
Department Adv-Donor Relations
Category Alumni Relations and Development
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline

Overview
Reporting to the Donor Relations Director, the Associate Director, Donor Relations, oversees the University's fund reporting program, with responsibilities for gift acknowledgment, financial reporting, endowed and term fund impact reporting, and reporting related to Annual Giving. The Associate Director supervises a team of individuals in Donor Relations whose work is focused on fund reporting, and also works closely with colleagues in Annual and Capital Giving, as well as a wide range of campus partners.

Responsibilities
The Princeton University Office of Advancement secures philanthropic support for the University's highest priorities by engaging and stewarding Princeton's alumni, parents, and friends. We rely on strong partnerships with our volunteers and campus partners. Our strategy emphasizes the long view, honoring the relationships nurtured by those who came before us and empowering those who come after us to successfully build on our efforts.

  • Manages overall fund reporting program, ensuring that donors are consistently informed of the importance and impact of their gifts to Princeton; accountable for annual goals related to both the quantity and quality of reports related to a range of funds, including high level restricted term and endowed gifts, annual scholarship and fellowships, endowed professorships, and teaching and research funds across the University.

  • Supervises members of the Donor Relations team whose work is focused on acknowledgment, recognition, and impact reporting, each with a specific portfolio of endowed and term funds for which they are responsible for developing, implementing, and tracking an effective annual reporting strategy.

  • Manages all aspects of centralized reporting process for the University's endowed scholarship and fellowship programs, including multiple mass-customized mailings, writing report materials in collaboration with Development Communications, corresponding with donors; coordinating small-scale events; and designing and implementing a year-round student outreach program for their thank you messages to donors.

  • For other assigned departments, centers, or units, develops, implements and tracks effective annual stewardship strategies by serving as primary liaison—within Development and on campus—for all matters related to existing endowed funds, term gifts, and, in some cases, facilities gifts.

  • Helps to develops and implement systems of requesting and collecting messages from beneficiaries of support—across the campus community—that can be used as part of a robust donor communication program.

  • Manages all aspects of annual financial fund report mailing to donors associated with endowed funds, including writing associated fund report in collaboration with Development Communications; overseeing mass-customized donor mailings; and serving as point person for all questions related to fund reports.

  • Plays a vital role in dedicatory and other donor events in collaboration with Development Events.

  • Executes other tasks related to stewardship function in the Office of Development as to support the goals and priorities of Advancement.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred.

  • 5-7 years' experience in donor relations, stewardship, grant administration or other type of Development administration, preferably in a higher education setting.

  • Supervisory and/or management experience, with specific experience in coaching individuals to meet individual and unit goals. Proficiency at planning goals and an ability to articulate and promote goals and implement strategic plans.

  • Excellent understanding of fund reporting landscapes, as well as of University administration, particularly budgetary.

  • Strong writing skills and editorial abilities, as well as a creative approach to content creation/curation.

  • Experience meeting with donors, as well as a proven ability to develop and foster relationships with people at all levels of an organization, and to collaborate and influence at a high level.

  • Ability to work both independently and manage teams within a customer-service oriented environment.

  • Very strong problem-solving, data gathering and organizational skills, as well as familiarity with CRM (or other similar databases) and data visualization tools.

  • Accuracy, flexibility, and the demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks.

  • Discretion in dealing with highly confidential material and demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and make decisions based on established policies and procedures, and ability to recognize when others need to be involved in activities or decisions.

  • Commitment to the Office of Development's mission of maximizing philanthropic support for Princeton University and to its guiding principles of Civility, Collaboration, Innovation, and High- Performance.

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Date Posted: April 17, 2018

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIFTS

University of Michigan

How to Apply

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, include your salary requirements and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

Taubman College is consistently named among the best design schools in the country. Named for businessman and entrepreneur, A. Alfred Taubman, as the result of his transformative gift to the college, Taubman College’s mission is to improve the human condition through thoughtful design and planning for the built environment. Its academic programs prepare graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global. Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Today, it continues to foster a broad view of architecture and urban and regional planning in the context of a major research university where interdisciplinary initiatives are encouraged and supported.

Taubman College seeks a self-motivated development professional to fill the role of Associate Director of Major Gifts.  S/he will identify, cultivate and solicit individual donor prospects for the College. S/he will develop and manage a portfolio of prospects and donors by securing major and planned gifts of $50,000 or more. S/he will Assure that as many donors as possible are retained as continuing donors and are upgraded in their giving and involvement on behalf of the College. This position will report to the Director of Development, and will be part of the larger Advancement Team headed by the Assistant Dean of Advancement.  This individual will interface and collaborate with University-wide development colleagues to achieve positive outcomes.  This position will cover the geographic area of Michigan and an additional territory to be determined. The territory for this position may expand in the future.

Responsibilities*

  • Conduct 200 strategic moves with prospects and donors per year, and participate in a minimum of 15 solicitations per year.
  • Emphasis on discovery visits and portfolio building is expected.
  • Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and life-time giving potential of individual prospects.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of 125-200 donors and prospects.
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate contact, facilitate or make solicitations, and ensure effective stewardship.
  • Maintain accurate and current records, document activity, and share with Director and other staff and development colleagues as necessary for transparency.
  • Identify and formally qualify new major and planned gift prospects by developing and executing long-range and short-range strategies and plans to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects, producing a continuous stream of donors capable of making gifts of $50,000 or more to the College.
  • Partner with the Director of Development as well as University Development colleagues to develop, plan and execute a successful campaign.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with academic and other unit colleagues on campus, by demonstrating leadership in the development community.
  • Assist with volunteer structures in recruiting and sustaining strong volunteer network to assist in prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation, as well as to provide expanded opportunities for key prospects to engage with the College and the University as a whole.
  • Participate in College events as appropriate this includes but is not limited to campus-wide activities, on and off-campus donor activities, other College events, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Direct fundraising experience and/or relevant experience in alumni outreach, sales, business development or other related field.
  • Demonstrated record of productivity in a complex work environment.
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills, as well as strong attention to detail.
  • Positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have excellent judgment with a professional demeanor and presentation.
  • Fluency in all MS Office Suite applications.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines for several tasks, while setting priorities on emerging requirements and changing timelines.
  • Demonstrated customer service and professionalism in dealing with confidentiality and discretion.
  • Success in interacting with diverse groups of constituents.
  • Ability to accomplish the mission, goals and values of the organization.
  • Ability to travel and to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Ability to work with a diverse constituency and high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings.
  • Comfortable working with high net worth individuals.
  • Contributes to our positive and inclusive community by building trusting partnerships across all stakeholders, creating impactful donor experiences, and working with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a complex and evolving workplace.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with DART.
  • Experience in a large university development/advancement environment.
  • Experience in Leadership Annual Giving or other face to face fundraising.
  • Familiarity with University of Michigan processes and procedures is preferred.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Date Posted: April 17, 2018

DIRECTOR OF CLASS GIVING AND REUNION PROGRAMS

University Of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U. S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview:

The Development and Alumni Relations organization at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the premier development organizations in the world.

Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team members benefit from an exceptional work environment where professional excellence and individual pride in achievement are grounded in a strong institutional commitment to integrity and collegiality as we strive for collective success. For talented and innovative individuals, a career at the University of Pennsylvania offers the chance to be part of an exceptionally exciting environment at the nation’s first university.

We seek talented individuals who will constitute a community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

Penn’s commitment to achieving eminence through diversity is ultimately a commitment to creating a more vibrant university so that our employees will be both stimulated and empowered to shape a better world. http://darrecruiting.upenn.edu/why-choose-penn/about-dar

Duties:

The Penn Fund generates unrestricted and scholarship support for undergraduate education and student life at the University of Pennsylvania. Gifts from undergraduate alumni, students, parents and friends are used to provide support for immediate budgetary needs including financial aid, faculty initiatives, undergraduate research, and student life programs. The Penn Fund actively solicits over 100,000 undergraduate alumni each year. The Director of Class Giving Reunion Programs leads a team of front line fundraisers and works closely with other Penn Fund senior leaders to advance the mission of The Penn Fund and meet aggressive annual goals.

Reporting to the Executive Director of The Penn Fund and working collaboratively with other senior management positions of The Penn Fund, the Director, Class Giving and Reunion Programs will direct a team charged with cultivating reunion leadership volunteers and donors. The Penn Fund is an alumni volunteer class-based giving program charged with raising consistent unrestricted and scholarship gifts from over 100,000 Penn alumni. The Director of Class Giving & Reunion Programs will develop and implement data-driven strategies designed to increase reunion and non-reunion donor giving at the leadership-level as well as alumni participation and total dollars raised from our alumni. He or she is responsible for managing the class volunteer structure including the recruitment, support and engagement of class gift committees. Close collaboration with colleagues in the Major Gifts and Alumni Relations offices and other schools and centers will be necessary to achieve optimal results.

Responsibilities:

Lead and direct a staff to achieve optimum results by:

  • Supervise frontline class giving directors and development assistants

  • Communicate financial and key performance indicators and results to staff members

  • Establish priorities and goals for all staff.

  • Manage staffing needs and identify areas for organizational development updates or changes

  • Guide the talent identification and professional development needs, processes and outcomes within the entire unit in line with the University’s diversity and inclusion priorities

  • Set clear performance expectations and hold staff accountable for outcomes through frequent feedback and coaching

  • Ensure open communications among team members, engaging in team building efforts and holding regular staff meetings that embrace and support the group’s diversity

  • Coordinate coverage of all classes due to vacancies that may exist within the Class Giving Director team

  • Inspire and motivate staff to achieve optimum results

Staff and Volunteer Management:

  • Coordinate and direct non-reunion and reunion class giving programs of The Penn Fund by managing and supervising the team of class giving directors and their respective volunteer gift committees

  • In collaboration with individual class giving directors, implement strategies for classes to create accurate participation and dollar goals and achieve these goals through direct solicitation, specifically peer-to-peer volunteer solicitation and staff solicitations.

  • Manage for success individual class giving directors by assisting with the development and execution of strategies for managing each class and its volunteer leadership

Fundraising:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward the leadership gift prospect donor pool across all classes with emphasis on the reunion classes

  • Coordinate efforts with the Director of Marketing & Donor Participation (The Penn Fund) and the Regional Major Gifts team and school based major gift staff

Strategy and Leadership programs:

  • Plan, organize, and direct the annual Penn Reunion Leadership Conference (PRLC) in collaboration with the office of Alumni Relations and the our respective volunteer committees – the Alumni Class Leadership Council and The Penn Fund Executive Board

  • Collaborate with Penn Fund staff and all other DAR staff to coordinate reunion and non reunion class strategies for overall donor participation and top prospect management – this aspect of the position will rely heavily on the concept of management by numbers, analysis and planning as a result of using our weekly and monthly management reports

  • Collaborate with DAR staff on new programs, processes and technologies that will help to increase our success as a fundraising team.

  • Participate as a member of The Penn Fund senior management team

Qualifications:

Education BA/BS required. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania or otherwise acquired knowledge about the University and its alumni/development programs is strongly preferred.

Training and Experience:

Minimum of 7 to 10 years of experience in higher education preferred. Previous supervisory experience and demonstrated ability to hire, train, manage, and motivate staff. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team. Ability to work collaboratively with fundraisers from across the university to implement donor strategies and solicitation plans. Major gifts fundraising experience or class giving officer experience preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Experience with database management software required. Ability to adapt to future technology. Proven ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and with little supervision. High initiative, enthusiasm, flexibility, and effectiveness, working with different types of people and different functional areas.

Job Knowledge and Personal Requirements:

Must be detail oriented and be able to balance multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to organize and motivate people. Exceptional writing, administrative and interpersonal skills required. Must be willing to travel as necessary and work some evenings and weekends.

Quick Links: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/35544

Affirmative Action Statement:

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.


Date Posted: April 16, 2018

STAFF WRITER

University Of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U. S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview:

The Development and Alumni Relations organization at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the premier development organizations in the world.

Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team members benefit from an exceptional work environment where professional excellence and individual pride in achievement are grounded in a strong institutional commitment to integrity and collegiality as we strive for collective success. For talented and innovative individuals, a career at the University of Pennsylvania offers the chance to be part of an exceptionally exciting environment at the nation’s first university.

We seek talented individuals who will constitute a community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

Penn’s commitment to achieving eminence through diversity is ultimately a commitment to creating a more vibrant university so that our employees will be both stimulated and empowered to shape a better world. http://darrecruiting.upenn.edu/why-choose-penn/about-dar

Duties:

Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of research oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center which are recognized as one of the nation’s top Honor Roll hospitals by U.S. News & World Report Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.

Reporting to the Senior Executive Director within Penn Medicine’s University of Pennsylvania Health System grateful patient fundraising team, the Senior Writer develops and leads stewardship and communication projects for Penn Medicine’s major gift donors and prospects. This newly-created position will serve as a key partner to our major gifts fundraising staff and shape a communications program that complements and enhances our donor outreach and stewardship. The successful candidate has the demonstrated ability to write compelling copy and produce attractive written pieces on topics such as the significant research, clinical care, and educational activities underway at Penn Medicine. A seasoned and skilled writer, with a gracious style and comfort with scientific topics, he/she will possess strong project management abilities to retain oversight of multiple projects. These can include: proposals, brochures, newsletters, acknowledgement letters, and stewardship reports. The successful candidate has the demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and work effectively with databases and contact management systems. A key contributor to our highly collaborative department, the Senior Writer offers proven team-building skills and an interest in innovative practices and solutions that improve our work and enhance relationships with donors and prospects.

Develop an understanding of the educational, research, clinical, and financial needs and goals of Penn Medicine.

Meet with key stakeholders and develop written plans for communication projects.

Work with unit leadership and the Operations Team to develop and implement a stewardship program for donors under $1M.

Write stewardship reports, proposals, special correspondence, newsletter articles, event materials, speeches, and other communications that inform our donors.

Execute multiple projects, working with diverse team members and faculty and providing status reports.

Use desktop design software to create and edit projects.

Proofread and copy edit other projects produced by unit staff.

Coordinate design and other vendor activities on a project basis.

Coordinate efforts of other communications staff members when needed on larger projects.

Keep informed of trends in fundraising and medical communications and apply them to projects.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.

2 to 3 years’ experience as a professional writer, with at least two years’ direct experience in writing for fundraising, higher education, health care, or a related area.

Portfolio that demonstrates ability to write clearly and persuasively on a variety of topics, with the ability to vary style as needed, from an executive tone, to mass appeals. Writing samples required.

Comfort with writing on scientific topics.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, strong organizational skills, talent for creative problem solving, and an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects under deadline.

In addition to using Microsoft Office Suite, experience in using desktop design software such as InDesign.

The ability to work effectively with databases and contact management systems.

Web and social media experience a plus.

Project management experience.

Excellent command of language, grammar, spelling, with a good eye for detail.

Experience in evaluating graphic design.

Team-building skills with knowledge of the academic environment preferred, and the ability to relate comfortably to alumni and volunteers, as well as to faculty members, administrators, and staff.

Occasional lifting 25 lbs. or less.

Quick Links: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/35879

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.


Date Posted: April 16, 2018

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER SR

University Of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U. S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview:

The Development and Alumni Relations organization at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the premier development organizations in the world.

Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team members benefit from an exceptional work environment where professional excellence and individual pride in achievement are grounded in a strong institutional commitment to integrity and collegiality as we strive for collective success. For talented and innovative individuals, a career at the University of Pennsylvania offers the chance to be part of an exceptionally exciting environment at the nation’s first university.

We seek talented individuals who will constitute a community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

Penn’s commitment to achieving eminence through diversity is ultimately a commitment to creating a more vibrant university so that our employees will be both stimulated and empowered to shape a better world. http://darrecruiting.upenn.edu/why-choose-penn/about-dar

Duties:

The mission of the Major Gifts program is to raise major gifts ($250K- $5 million) for University and campaign priorities, with a focus on alumni from Penn’s four undergraduate schools: Wharton, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Nursing. In addition, the program is charged with identifying and developing new major gift prospects and volunteer leadership for the Schools, Centers and University. Prospects assigned to the Major Gift program are largely comprised of undergraduate alumni, but also includes parents of current undergraduate students. While the main focus is on dollars raised per fundraiser, equal attention is paid to measuring and evaluating external activity: visits, solicitations, prospect identification, and volunteer leadership recruitment and development-focused event production.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Major Gifts, the Sr. Associate Director, Major Gifts will manage his/her own portfolio of major gift prospects and donors in the Western and Southeast region of the United States. The person in this position will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors capable of making gifts of $250,000 or more to University priorities. He/She will also devise, often in collaboration with other University colleagues, fundraising strategies and cultivation/stewardship events and programs in their region. He/she will also manage one junior major gift officer on the Major Gifts team as well as one Development Assistant.

Major Gifts Fundraising:

Cultivate and solicit alumni and parent prospects, with emphasis on gifts of $250,000 or more. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing a prospect pool of 200 names

  • Cultivating, soliciting and providing stewardship of prospects with an emphasis on increasing their financial commitment to the Penn Fund and University priorities.

  • Identifying and rating new prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more

  • Providing individualized and strategic stewardship contact for existing major gift donors

  • Writing gift proposals and other, materials as needed

  • Representing the University at regional and on-campus events

Management:

Manage an Assistant Director/junior major gift officer as well as a Development Assistant on the Major Gifts team and provide appropriate levels of training, mentorship and professional development opportunities.

Lead and direct reports to achieve optimum results by:

  • Communicating financial and key performance indicators and results to staff members

  • Establishing priorities and goals for all direct reports.

  • Managing staffing needs and identifying areas for organizational development updates or changes

  • Guiding the talent identification and professional development needs, processes and outcomes within the entire unit in line with the University’s diversity and inclusion priorities

  • Setting clear performance expectations and holding staff accountable for outcomes through frequent feedback and coaching

  • Ensuring open communications among team members, engaging in team building efforts and holding regular staff meetings that embrace and support the group’s diversity

  • Inspiring and motivating staff to achieve optimum results

Volunteer Management:

Identify, recruit, train and support volunteers. Cultivate regional volunteers for future leadership roles on University boards of trustees, overseers and campaign leadership activities. Responsibilities include:

  • Working strategically with volunteers to encourage them to build bridges and utilize their networks to help Penn develop stronger relationships with other prominent alumni, parents, and friends of the University

  • Engaging volunteers in prospect identification and evaluation process

  • Overseeing select prospect assignments to volunteers, including the provision of pre- and post-contact support and, as appropriate, accompanying volunteers on cultivation/solicitation visits

  • Keeping volunteers informed about the University and its fundraising priorities

Collaboration with University Development Staff:

Work closely with the Executive Director on individual prospects, special events and development of overall strategic plan for region. Assist on-campus fundraising staff, including colleagues in central development office (Principal Gifts, Planned Giving, and Penn Fund/Reunion Program as well as School/Center development officers and Alumni Relations staff).

Responsibilities include:

  • Staff fundraising visits by University leaders, e.g., President, Deans or faculty members, and by senior administrators, including senior development officers

  • Work closely with other Major Gift Officers and on-campus Alumni Relations colleagues in the development of on-campus events and programs that will lead to increased high-level involvement of local alumni and parents

  • Support the activity of university fund-raising staff, including Principal Gifts, The Penn Fund/Reunion, Planned Giving and School/Center Development Directors

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree

  • 5-7 years of successful fund-raising experience, preferably in higher education, including direct solicitation of six figure gifts from individuals

  • Experience in managing staff

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • An innate willingness to dig in and contribute in a team orientated environment

  • Enthusiasm, ability to take risks, intelligence, insight, initiative, resilience, and a pioneering spirit

  • Ability to manage ambiguity and change and a strong attention to details

  • Familiarity with the University of Pennsylvania and its constituencies helpful

  • Project management skills preferred, as is an ability to juggle multiple priorities

  • Must be willing to travel frequently and work evenings and weekends as needed (valid driver’s license required)

Quick Links: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/35809

Affirmative Action Statement:

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.


Date Posted: April 16, 2018

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

The University of Washington Tacoma

Req #:

Department: UW TACOMA –

Job Location: UW Tacoma

Posting Date:

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled 

Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Note: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. 

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.  

The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma’s commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/strategic-planning. Established by the Washington Legislature in 2001, and designated as a School by the Board of Regents in 2016, the Institute of Technology is an integral part of UW Tacoma and is revered for its commitment to excellence through its award-winning faculty and world class academic programs encompassing thought-leadership and innovation.

Together, the Institute of Technology and the UW Tacoma Office of Advancement have an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Development. This director will be supervised by the Dean of the Institute of Technology and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement. As a dual member of the UW Tacoma’s Institute of Technology and Advancement Teams, the director will focus his/her efforts/energy in two major areas:

I. Cultivating and securing major gifts, leadership annual gifts and planned gifts from existing donors and patrons for the Institute of Technology. The Director of Development will work as part of a collaborative team including the Dean of the Institute, the Vice Chancellor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, other Advancement/Industry Relations colleagues, Institute Advisory Board Members and Institute faculty/staff to provide support for all aspects of prospect and donor stewardship, cultivation, solicitation and resource development as it relates to the Institute of Technology and UW Tacoma. Prospect coordination with other Advancement Team members from Central Advancement and UW Tacoma will be key in deepening the UW Tacoma’s overall connection to donors and funders that potentially support multiple university units and/or projects.

II. Discovering new philanthropy for the Institute of Technology and UW Tacoma from new prospect pool of individuals, corporations and foundations, non-donor friends, and/or lapsed donors. The Director of Development will work closely with teams in the Institute and Advancement to qualify, cultivate and solicit a large number of research-rated major gifts and contracts prospects as a vital part of the university’s campaign and ongoing operations. This portion of the position will focus on proactive outreach to secure face-to-face qualification visits, and ultimately solicit individual and institutional prospects for gifts and other resources at appropriate contribution levels.

To perform highly in the above focus areas, tasks, responsibilities, and goals include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Connecting with Institute alumni and friends while conducting analysis and evaluation of donor qualification.

  • Focusing on identifying, cultivating, soliciting, negotiating, and stewarding prospects who are capable of making gifts of $50,000 and above; manage a portfolio of 100-150 of such prospects.

  • Working collaboratively with the Dean of the Institute of Technology and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement to ensure strategic relationships are forged and solicitations are made to further develop fundraising and resource development opportunities and priorities both major gifts and annual fund areas needed to sustain support for major gifts and resources of $50,000 and above.  

  • Transacting at least 100 substantive contacts each year with prospects in the Director of Development’s portfolio.  From these interactions, identify gift and resource prospects. Then develop and implement a solicitation strategy for each assigned gift prospect.

  • Submitting 12-20 proposals annually requesting gifts of $25,000 and above.

  • Maintain a “Top 25” pool of prospective major gift donors who will be solicited in the next 12-18 month period.

  • Coordinate and engage with the Institute Advisory Board in a way that is informed by industry best practice and the work and goals of the campus and the Institute of Technology.

  • Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations and other materials needed to secure gifts and resources.  Participate cooperatively in the University’s prospect management and tracking system as well as with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs where institutional relationships (corporations/foundations) are involved.

  • Keep informed about all priorities, goals and activities associated with both the Institute of Technology and the entire UW Tacoma campus. Coordinate the participation of administrators, academic leaders, academic leaders, faculty members, volunteers and advancement staff in development work related to securing both current use and endowment gifts and other relevant resources.

  • In consultation with the Dean of the Institute and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, establish goals, objectives and strategies for resource development and gift fundraising. Participate in assessing progress toward goals.

  • Work cooperatively with staff and colleagues throughout the University of Washington including all relationship managers, and team members as appropriate in Central Advancement, Principal Giving, Regional Giving, Planned Giving, Industry Relations, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and Corporate and Foundation Relations in preparing solicitation strategies for assigned prospects in portfolio.

  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in development/advancement, with an emphasis on cultivating and soliciting major gifts. Equivalent development/advancement experience outside of higher education may substitute for educational institution experience.

Solid computer skills, including proficiency working with relational databases and Microsoft Word and Excel for the generation of correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, and forms.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Core Effective communications: Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.

  • Interpersonal Awareness: Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.

  • Professional Credibility: Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.

  • Critical Thinking: Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity. Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.

  • Ethics and Trust: Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures. Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.

  • Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness: Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.

  • Fundraiser Donor Focused: Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW.

  • Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results.

  • Planning & Implementing: Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals.

  • Conflict Resolution: Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.

Desired Skills and Achievements:

  • 5-10 years of demonstrated achievement in major gifts fundraising. Deep understanding of the fundraising process and the continuum of donor engagement

  • Knowledge of the University of Washington Tacoma and its departments and programs, and the Institute of Technology in particular

  • Knowledge of the Tacoma community and its funders

  • Experience working in a higher education setting

  • Knowledge of university advancement policies and procedures including use of ADVANCE software

Conditions of Employment:

  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.

  • Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary.

  • Frequent local travel expected.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Date Posted: April 16, 2018

Learning Communities Foundation

Director Opportunity

Posting Date: April 9, 2018

Closing Date: May 7, 2018

Interviewing will begin in April; early applications are strongly encouraged.

The Board of Directors of the PSESD Learning Communities Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce it is hiring its first Director. As part of the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD), the Learning Communities Foundation will raise and strategically distribute funds to support Educare Seattle and other programs in the PSESD region which are designed to eliminate opportunity gaps and support success in school and in life for all children, by leading with racial equity. Our inaugural Director will have the opportunity to put their own stamp on this organization, as they build the structure, capacity, and donor base of the Learning Communities Foundation.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced fundraiser who has a deep commitment to equity and the importance of early learning. We seek an independent and entrepreneurial leader who is excited by the challenge of growing and developing this foundation, with the support and resources of PSESD behind it. Creativity, strategic thinking, a commitment to antiracism, and the ability to collaborate with diverse institutional partners are key attributes for success in this position.  

About the Learning Communities Foundation (LCF)

The Learning Communities Foundation, established in 2010, is being reimagined and expanded in order to provide critical community support for Educare and other programs in the PSESD region, prenatal to postsecondary.  Educare Seattle is a nationally-recognized, research-based early childhood education hub in White Center, WA that is part of a growing national network to advance quality in early learning. In addition to serving 138 low-income children from infancy to age 5, the Educare program and site acts as a community lab and research center that disseminates best practices, informs the field, and influences policy throughout the early learning community in Washington State and nationally. The efforts of Educare help to close opportunity gaps and produce meaningful outcomes for low-income children and children of color in our community, engage families in advocacy, and then expand their reach by providing a replicable toolkit other organizations can use.

The Learning Communities Foundation will provide a vehicle so that individuals, foundations, and corporations can engage and invest in the inspiring and important work of Educare and other PSESD programs.  The LCF will be led by a Director who is supported by a board; the LCF board currently consists of 3 members, and 6 more will be identified and brought on before the Director starts. For the next 4 years, the work of the LCF is being partially funded by grant support which has already been secured; these investments will support the gradual growth of the donor base at a realistic pace, ensuring that the LCF will be built on a solid foundation with the goal of being self-sustaining for many years to come.

About the Position

As the first leader of this foundation, the Director will provide strategic direction for all aspects of its development, including working with the board to solidify its mission and vision, strategies, goals, and priorities.  A primary responsibility of the Director will be raising and stewarding funds to ensure that the objectives of the LCF are achieved. Specific responsibilities include:

Leadership and Organizational Development

  • Provide overall ‘big-picture’ strategic leadership, vision, direction, and guidance for the Learning Communities Foundation

  • Collaborate with PSESD to develop, implement, and report on short and long-term work plans and associated budgets needed to enable the organization to meet its strategic and fundraising goals

  • Ensure all internal systems and processes are established and in compliance with regulatory requirements

Board Engagement and Development

  • Support the successful onboarding of new board members (6 board members will be brought on this summer); recruit additional board members as needed to expand the LCF’s reach and efficacy.

  • Partner with the Board in strategic visioning and planning, including the development of mission and vision statements for the LCF

  • Provide the board members with support, information, counsel and tools to assist in their role as fundraisers and ambassadors

  • Act as Secretary to the LCF Board of Directors and staff their meetings accordingly

Fundraising

  • Create and execute long and short-range fundraising plans and strategies to ensure fundraising targets are met (approximate first year target: $235,000)

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors and other funders including individuals, foundations, and corporations in support of the LCF’s mission

  • Establish and direct fund development systems and processes (e.g. gift policies and procedures)

  • Oversee marketing, public relations and promotional materials designed to support LCF’s fundraising efforts, including online materials and website design

Grantmaking Investments

  • Direct program strategy and grantmaking activities and ensure alignment with LCF and PSESD priorities

  • Steward donor investments by developing and executing systems for oversight, accountability and evaluation for LCF-funded programs

Community Building and Community Relations

  • Forge, maintain, and enhance relationships and creative partnerships between the LCF and other community partners

  • Serve as a spokesperson and advocate for the organization and its mission, building awareness and support for Educare, and the entire education spectrum from early learning through postsecondary

The LCF Director will report to the LCF Board and the PSESD Superintendent.  The Director will be housed at the Educare site, a state of the art facility in White Center where they will be part of the learning community. They will have access to administrative support from the program specialist (.25 FTE) and the fiscal coordinator (.25 FTE) at that site. The Director will not have supervisory responsibilities when hired, but it is the expectation that as the Foundation grows the Director will eventually be able to bring on additional staff who they would oversee.

The Ideal Candidate

Ideal Experience

  • Significant leadership experience overseeing an organization, program, or team. Experience leading community or school foundations or similar organizations is particularly desired.

  • Proven track record of success with fundraising, especially cultivating and asking for gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations

  • Experience recruiting, developing, and working with a board of directors

  • Prior experience building capacity and growing an organization or program of significant scope from the ground up

  • Experience in the field of early learning, education, or other related disciplines

  • Familiarity with the relevant philanthropic individuals, entities, and systems in the Puget Sound area

  • Understanding of and ability to demonstrate a racial equity mindset, including awareness of biases and internalized racial superiority and oppression. Ability to lead using a racial equity lens.

  • A Bachelor’s degree; Associates degree and progressively-responsible experience may substitute for Bachelor’s degree.

Ideal Qualities and Competencies

  • A passion for and dedication to children and families, equity, and eliminating opportunity gaps for low-income children and children of color

  • Long-term relationship builder and networker who can catalyze participation and investment from a wide array of partners

  • Strong speaking, listening, and written communication skills, including public speaking

  • Comfort with working independently, as well as collaboratively in a larger system

  • Excitement about starting a new venture, and willingness to take on the challenges that naturally occur in any “start-up” organization

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time salaried position requiring a willingness to work some evenings and weekends. The expected salary range is between $95,000-$110,000+, depending on qualifications, experience, and internal equity. PSESD offers exceptionally generous benefits including 24 days of paid vacation, plus holidays. There is a choice of 8 medical plans, dental and vision benefits, and options for retirement savings.

Commitment to Equity

PSESD is committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization. We hold each other accountable to sustaining the Principles That Guide Our Culture to meet the Agency END: Success for each child and eliminate the opportunity gap by leading with racial equity. We believe that having a community with diverse backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates a vibrant environment where all members of the community thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

How to Apply

Apply online by clicking on this link:  
https://cloversearchworks.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fbx4

Online applications only, please no email or paper submissions.  You will be asked to upload a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please describe, as specifically as you can, how your qualifications, experience, and interests are a fit with the goals and requirements of this position as described in this announcement.

We will be accepting applications through May 7; early applications are encouraged.  All applications will be acknowledged via an email receipt and will be held confidentially within the search committee. Consideration will be given to applications as soon as they are received, and interviewing will begin in April.  

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The search for this position is being facilitated by Clover Search Works, a search firm that provides a full range of search services to nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Clover Search Works is honored to work with PSESD to recruit a Director for the LCF who will provide leadership to realize its important mission.

Questions regarding this opportunity are welcomed and can be directed to Emily Anthony of Clover Search Works.  Email: emily@cloversearchworks.com ⏐Phone: 206-355-9132


Date Posted: April 11, 2018

Director of Advancement – Tarrant County

IDEA Public Schools

Role Mission:

The Director of Advancement – Tarrant County is responsible for meeting ambitious fundraising targets that will allow the Tarrant County region to successfully fund and open two campuses in the 2019-2020 school year leading to 10 campuses by the close of the 2022 plan. These goals are met through: a) major gift solicitation of foundations, individuals and corporations in the Tarrant County region, including grant writing and reporting, b) targeted donor acquisition and stewardship through a diverse portfolio of campaigns, events, meetings, and school tours; c) strengthening the impact and size of the regional board of directors; d) community engagement efforts including cultivation of local, state, and federal elected officials.

Accountabilities

1. Raise $3.5MM to support Tarrant County region by June 30, 2019.

  • Develop and execute yearly cultivation/stewardship goals and plans for prospects and donors

  • Build, invest, and manage Tarrant County Regional Advisory Board

  • Draft compelling grant applications, reports and other collateral

  • Lead the planning for and execution of external events for the region (fundraisers, luncheons, ground breakings, ribbon cuttings, etc.)

  • Hold personalized stewardship meetings with at least all current donors who have given to IDEA in Tarrant County.

  • Create opportunities for Tarrant County Executive Director to achieve future fundraising outcomes through engagement with local philanthropic community.

2. Ensure best-in-class development infrastructure in Tarrant County in place.

  • Ensure all pledges and gifts entered into Little Green Light within 24-hours of commitment

  • Send acknowledgment letters within 48-hours of donation receipt.

  • Ensure all contacts and contact reports entered into Little Green Light (constituent relationship management software) at a minimum of a weekly basis

3. Host a visit with 80% of the state legislators who represent the region by June 2018.

  • Meet state representatives and senators in their offices in Tarrant County

  • Tour state representatives and senators at IDEA schools

  • Introduce state representatives and senators to IDEA leadership and alumni

4. Raise $30 million by June 30, 2019 as part of the larger advancement team in order to support IDEA Public Schools regional expansion and programmatic needs.

  • Support major federal, state, and private grant initiatives when requested

  • Leverage local influencers for connections to prospective national and state donors

5. Live values of IDEA

  • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college

  • Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them

  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly

  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change

  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization

  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes

  • Embodies IDEA’s core values  

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required

  • Experience: two to three years of fundraising or related experience

  • Experience: four to five years of professional working experience

  • Experience in education (preferred)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to synthesize multiple facts, data points, and stories into compelling narrative explaining IDEA’s educational vision for the region to others.

  • Superior writing ability and attention to detail.

  • Comfort and confidence engaging with individuals from all backgrounds within the Tarrant County community in order to explain the IDEA story and vision.


Date Posted: April 9, 2018

American Museum Of Natural History

Assistant Director, Prospect Research and Management

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

Key Responsibilities include:

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.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1197775

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 9, 2018

Assistant Vice President for School and Project Development

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX

https://www.smu.edu/

Southern Methodist University (SMU) seeks an innovative and experienced leader, adept at both strategy and operations, to serve as its next Assistant Vice President for School and Project Development (AVP). In this newly created role, the AVP provides leadership and innovative approaches for SMU's school, athletic and unit advancement programs. In this effort, the AVP directly manages school and athletic fundraising staff, and coordinates closely with other units across campus with regard to fundraising initiatives of high priority. The AVP is a key member of the Development and External Affairs (DEA) leadership team, and the AVP will play a significant role in developing the execution plan for the University's next comprehensive campaign. The AVP will report to the Vice President for Development and External Affairs, Brad Cheves, who has served in that role since 2004.

A nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located near the heart of Dallas, Texas. SMU's 11,600 students benefit from small classes, research opportunities, leadership development, international study and innovative programs. The University is strengthened by its partnership with the North Texas region, a global center of commerce and culture. SMU students, faculty and alumni are changing the world through their chosen fields, civic engagement and service to society. SMU's progress in the last 20 years includes a near tripling of applications, an increase of more than 165 points in the student SAT average scores, an increase in underrepresented student population enrollment to 25 percent and a more than doubling of the University endowment, currently valued at $1.5 billion.

Under the leadership of President R. Gerald Turner, SMU has completed two comprehensive campaigns, both utilizing development staff and volunteers assigned to schools and the Department of Athletics. The first, A Time to Lead, concluded in 2002 having raised $541 million. The Second Century Campaign concluded in 2015 having raised over $1.15 billion. Both campaigns exceeded their original public goals by significant amounts. SMU anticipates another comprehensive campaign within the next few years.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President at LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES, at http://bit.ly/SMUAVPSCHOOLANDPROJECT


Date Posted: April 9, 2018

DIRECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL AND MAJOR GIFTS

The Apollo Theater 

ABOUT THE APOLLO THEATER

The iconic Apollo Theater opened in 1934, and is one of the most legendary and influential cultural forces in America. Today, the Apollo is a nonprofit performing arts organization in New York City; a community anchor and economic driver for Harlem; a global touch point for African-American culture; and one of the world's most well-known, and enduring performing arts institutions. Each year, the Apollo offers more than 100 performances, as well as meaningful education and community programs engaging the New York City and the greater metro area, welcoming national and international tourists, directly impacting more than 200,000 people

The Apollo takes an active role in empowering artists as activists and building on the Apollo’s incredible legacy as a touchstone for the African-American community and a nurturing home for diverse artists with programs that focus on social justice.  

The organization’s Education and Community Programs extend the Apollo Theater’s commitment to enhancing life in Harlem and its surrounding neighborhoods. High-caliber artistic presentations and innovative learning programs provide transformative experiences for youth, and meaningful engagement for the community--particularly reaching communities like the African-American, Latino, and young local audiences of Harlem, which are historically underserved by the performing arts. Nearly 30,000 people participate in these programs each year.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

The Director of Individual and Major Gifts will work closely with the Senior Director of Development to achieve annual $10 million contributed income goal.  The Apollo Theater has just completed a major strategic plan for growth, so the next 5 years will require a hyper-focus on the development of an entry-, mid-, and major-donor pipeline of gifts from $75 to $25,000.  The institution is also in the quiet phase of a major capital campaign.

The Director of Individual and Major Gifts will work to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major, individual donors for the Apollo Theater with a focus on strategies to attract prospects and enhance the current level of support.  The position will also be responsible for supervising a Senior Manager, Individual Giving. The position reports to the Senior Director of Development and works closely with the Executive Staff and Board of Directors.

Specific Responsibilities of the Director of Individual and Major Gifts:

  • Work collaboratively with the President, Executive Producer and Senior Director of Development to place an increased organizational focus on major gifts fundraising
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of individual high-capacity prospects
  • Develop prospect solicitation plans for President, Senior Director of Development, and Board Volunteers
  • Work with Board members to help them to develop and fulfill a project that will bring additional resources to the Apollo by identifying:
    • Partners who can off-set costs or increase visibility of the project
    • Financial resources for the project
    • Key influencers or game changers who can “tip” communities toward the project
    • Participate in developing capital campaign strategies, solicitations and stewardship of major donors
  • Work with Special Events Department to plan and execute regular high quality and effective donor cultivation events and benefit fulfillment opportunities
  • Manage and maintain major donor pipeline of 30-40 portfolios
  • Work with volunteer Co-Chairs to develop activities for Legends Circle - major donor society
  • Work with Senior Director of Development and Director of Special Events to develop Gala and Divas Committees
  • Maintain effective communication with donors and prospects via written and electronic correspondence: acknowledgement letters, reports and correspondence; invitations to events; mailings and personal visits
  • Mentor and supervise the Senior Manager, Individual Giving in his/her fundraising and professional development efforts
  • Working collaboratively with departmental colleagues, support the effective implementation and execution of an annual events schedule, including donor cultivation events, performance receptions, Galas, performance ticketing, and related efforts

Ideal Skills and Experience:

  • Strong interest in the performing arts
  • Minimum 10+ years development experience, preferably for cultural institutions
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Strong familiarity with the philanthropic community in New York
  • A track record of successfully closing major gifts and exceeding contributed income goals in a competitive environment
  • Experience working with high-level donors, trustees, high net-worth individuals, and diverse constituencies
  • Established networks in New York City social and cultural circles is preferred
  • Superior presentation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate donors and prospects and the ability to interact with a diverse constituency
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment and to juggle multiple projects, with strong attention to detail; Sense of humor required
  • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs; database and Tessitura experience preferred
  • Ability to participate in evening/weekend events and to travel, if required

Critical Competencies for Success

  • A history of soliciting gifts at the leadership and major gift level. Ability to strategize, develop, implement and monitor a coordinated, comprehensive advancement strategy.
  • Track record of articulating the needs of a non-profit institution to high net-worth individuals and building relationships that lead to fundraising opportunities.
  • Strong leader who has the ability to inspire, support and motivate a team of development professionals and staff; possesses a track record of analyzing and reorganizing staff to maximum efficiency to achieve organizational goals.
  • Track record of implementing best practices in dealing with all donors; ability to think at a high level about institutional priorities and integrate development with these priorities; excellent analytical/problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze data and develop and monitor programs.

Other Characteristics

The successful candidate will be passionate about the Apollo Theater’s mission and value and how Development contributes to that mission.  He/she will be a seasoned professional capable of proactively developing strategies for long term implementation and working in a fast-paced environment, maintaining flexibility and a sense of urgency.  The ideal candidate will be confident, creative and entrepreneurial with the ability to articulate such strategies to senior management as well as manage a collaborative team, enabling staff to perform at the highest level to achieve the best possible outcomes.  He/she is solutions-oriented and can successfully balance both staff and senior management needs and expectations. The placement will be sensitive in his or her presentation style and have the instincts to build and sustain internal and external relationships crucial to the Apollo Theater.

Kindly send nominations or expressions of interest to:

Lisa Byala – Principal, ByalaSearch LLC

apollodimg@byalasearch.com

www.byalasearch.com


Date Posted: April 9, 2018

Senior Manager, Individual Giving

The Apollo Theater

Responsibilities:

The Senior Manager will work closely with the Director of Individual and Major Gifts to achieve annual $10 million contributed income goal.  The Apollo Theater has just completed a major strategic plan for growth, so the next 5 years will require a hyper-focus on the development of an entry-, mid-, and major-donor pipeline.

The Senior Manager will work to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors for the Apollo Theater with a focus on strategies to attract new mid-level prospects of $1,000 to $10,000 and enhance the current level of support.  This position will have a dual focus on the acquisition of new members and a smooth upgrade process from one level to the next.  The position will also be responsible for supervising a manager and a development assistant.

Essential Job Functions:

Design and execute specific revenue strategies for the Apollo’s individual giving program with a focus on building mid-level donor programs ($1,000 - $10,000)

Work with volunteers and support staff to develop and execute yearly plans for the Apollo EmpowHer Network (Women’s Committee) with the goal of increasing donor engagement as well as revenue

  • prepare and execute effective Annual Fund direct mail and email campaigns;

  • partner with the Marketing department to implement appeals to move patrons from ticket buyers to donors;

  • Oversee the fulfillment of donors’ member benefits and work with Special Events Department to plan and execute regular high quality and effective donor cultivation events and benefit fulfillment opportunities

Research, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward new donors to grow base of individual support

Mentor and supervise the Individual Giving Manager and the Development Assistant in their fundraising and professional development efforts; recruit, train, manage and monitor the work goals and objectives of reporting staff, as needed

Work as a team with Development manager to develop a pipeline of lower level donors and members and affinity groups (Apollo Young Patrons)

Supervise Development Assistant in the preparation and processing of all donor acknowledgement letters including general members, unrestricted gifts and Board acknowledgements; monitor all outstanding individual pledges and supervise invoicing;

Oversee Development Assistant in the maintenance of all tracking systems for individual support, donor records and files, database, and ongoing statistics

Review and update all public individual donor listings for the website, invitations, program books and any other public forum

Work with Director of Individual and Major Giving to create metrics and reports to evaluate the effectiveness of Individual Giving Programs and to evaluate increased productivity from year-to-year

Manage special projects as directed

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in the performing arts

  • Minimum 7 years development experience, preferably for cultural institutions

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred

  • Strong familiarity with the philanthropic community in New York

  • Strong donor research and portfolio management experience required

  • Superior presentation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate donors and prospects and the ability to interact with a diverse constituency

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Ability to prioritize and work in a fast-paced environment and to juggle multiple projects, with strong attention to detail.  Sense of humor required

  • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs,

  • Database and Raiser’s Edge experience required

  • Ability to participate in evening/weekend events and to travel, if required

Please send nominations to apollosmig@byalasearch.com


Date Posted: April 2, 2018

Development Associate

The Nation Company

Reporting to the Associate Publisher, the Development Associate will support the fundraising team and work to diversify and expand the donor base. He/she will execute solicitation strategies for gift renewals and upgrades, perform research on prospective donors, prepare grant proposals and help manage planned giving program.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about The Nation and independent journalism and able to effectively communicate the case for giving to prospective donors. He/she will have top-notch written and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work productively and proactively both independently and within a team, and excellent time management and prioritization skills. This position requires direct response marketing experience, the ability to understand and interpret fundraising metrics and knowledge of industry best practices.

The Nation Co. LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We conform to the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.  Please send a résumé and cover letter to developmentjob@thenation.com.  No phone calls, please.

This position is covered by the collective-bargaining agreement between The Nation and The NewsGuild of N.Y., CWA Local 31003, AFL-CIO.  This position is a 5-day per week, full time position with great benefits.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Associate Publisher to create compelling marketing materials to promote various fundraising opportunities to key constituencies.
  • Draft correspondence to existing major donors and work with key stakeholders to solicit annual gifts.
  • Conduct research on current and prospective donors to determine their philanthropic interests and capacity.
  • Help develop and implement upgrade strategies for mid-level donors.
  • Implement donor cultivation, recognition and retention strategies.
  • Implement strategies to expand membership in planned giving program, market planned giving to current supporters, steward existing planned giving donors and follow up on estate distribution.
  • Ensure all mid-level & major gifts are acknowledged promptly and accurately and that donors receive continued correspondence on the impact of their gift.
  • Assist department with securing foundation funding, including managing calendar of reporting/deliverable deadlines, preparing meeting materials and helping to edit grant proposals.
  • Coordinate logistics for donor meetings and events.
  • Record, track, and report on progress toward fundraising goals.
  • Maintain effective systems for tracking prospects and donors through the donor database.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of successful fundraising experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, establish priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required
  • Some knowledge and experience using donor databases preferred (Raiser’s Edge or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices and industry trends
  • Commitment to The Nation’s mission and interest in progressive politics

Date Posted: April 2, 2018

Director of Development

American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland

The Opportunity

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland seeks a talented fundraiser to head up a thriving philanthropy program emphasizing major gifts fundraising. This is a unique opportunity to guide and grow a development department at a widely respected organization that is currently seeing unprecedented levels of public support. The Director of Development will play a key role in increasing investments in the ACLU of Maryland, a dynamic, potent organization that is fighting on the front lines of today’s most important civil rights conflicts.  The Director of Development will have a significant opportunity to play a major role in making a real difference in people’s lives.

This is a critical time in the ACLU’s history that presents an unparalleled opportunity for an experienced fundraiser.  With the election of a President hostile to civil liberties and civil rights there has been an outpouring of support from new members, donors, and volunteers who want to support the ACLU in its efforts to preserve our Constitutional democracy. We seek a new Director of Development to forge new and ambitious development plans that maximize opportunities within the new political environment.

Who We Are

The ACLU of Maryland, founded in 1931, is a growing organization with tens of thousands of members, supporters, and activists across the state. We work in the courts, in the legislature, and in communities across Maryland to protect and strengthen civil rights and liberties for all, drawing from principles articulated in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and civil rights statutes. For more information about the work of the ACLU of Maryland, please visit our web site at www.aclu-md.org

This position is based in Baltimore, with satellite offices in Takoma Park and Annapolis.  Accessible to both New York City and Washington, D.C., Baltimore is home to a burgeoning restaurant and arts scene, world-class museums, world renowned medical facilities, and hosts many national and international conventions.

The Director of Development, a member of the management staff, reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with key lay leaders and national ACLU staff. The Director of Development is responsible for planning, supervising and executing development programs to reach our annual and long-range fundraising goals, and developing strategies to support the growth and expansion of the organization. The Director of Development will spend a substantial amount of time directly interacting with donors and helping them fulfill their philanthropic interest and passions.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Develop, lead, and evaluate a comprehensive individual giving program that focuses on leadership gifts (six and seven-figure gifts), major gifts ($10,000 and above), planned gifts, and developing a pipeline of mid-level donors.
  • Solicit leadership and major gifts through individual face-to-face meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Implement special cultivation and stewardship opportunities for select donors/prospects; provide executive-level support to staff in preparation for donor contact.
  • Interact collaboratively with National ACLU development staff on strategic planning and individual donor strategies and solicitations.
  • Supervise staff and volunteers. Motivate, set objectives, and maintain an inclusive and equitable environment that promotes creativity and professional growth.
  • Consult with staff to develop and implement strategies to establish relationships with donors of color and connect marginalized communities at the core of our work with the donors who support our work.
  • Maintain working knowledge of national and state programmatic priorities and issues, including long-term priorities, the racial impact of the programmatic work of the organization, major breaking news stories that are of interest to our supporters.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to centering race equity, constitutional rights and civil liberties.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience, with progressive responsibility and a proven track record of securing donor visits; soliciting, closing, and stewarding leadership and major gifts.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to simplify complex themes and activities into a short, compelling presentation or written piece.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines. Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, track progress toward achieving objectives.
  • The ability to oversee a cadre of staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and irregular hours.
  • The ability and willingness to travel regularly throughout Maryland and the possession of a valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

Compensation:

Salary dependent on experience. Excellent benefits include three weeks paid vacation at time of hire (increasing to four weeks after one year); 13 office holidays; medical and dental insurance for staff members, their dependents and spouse/domestic partner; life and long-term disability insurance; and 401(k) plan with employer match. Direct exposure to cutting-edge civil liberties and civil rights work.

Deadline/Start Date:

This position will remain open until filled.  Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

To Apply:

Please submit here: http://aclumaryland.applytojob.com/apply/vEDZNrZAft/Director-Of-Philanthropy  a cover letter, resume’, three references from current or prior supervisors, and a two-page writing sample. Please be sure to include all materials in one document. Kindly indicate where you saw the job listing.

The ACLU of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. We do not discriminate in employment based on any individual's race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity and encourage all candidates to apply.


Date Posted: April 2, 2018

Chief Development Officer, College of Natural Sciences

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

http://www.utexas.edu

https://www.utexas.edu/academics/college-of-natural-sciences

The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is internationally recognized as a bold, ambitious leader in research and higher education. A member of the prestigious Association for American Universities (AAU), UT Austin is one of the nation's premier centers for academic excellence and has more than 40 programs ranked among the top 10 in the country. The flagship campus of The University of Texas System (UT System), it is the fifth-largest university in the United States, with approximately 40,000 undergraduate students and over 11,000 graduate and professional students from across the nation and more than 118 countries.

With a community of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and 347 faculty members, the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) is the largest college at UT Austin as well as one of the largest colleges of science in the United States. It is committed to providing students with a world-class, research-based science education and to discovering new knowledge through research that transforms our view of ourselves and our place in the cosmos. Composed of 12 independent departments (astronomy, chemistry, computer science, human development and family science, integrative biology, marine science, mathematics, molecular biosciences, neuroscience, nutritional sciences, physics, statistics and data sciences), and the School of Human Ecology, CNS creates an environment that fosters the economic and technological development of Texas, the U.S. and the world. U.S. News & World Report has ranked 12 of the College's programs among the top 10 in the country.

Reporting to the dean, who will be appointed in the spring of 2018, the Chief Development Officer of the College of Natural Sciences will play an essential leadership role in advancing overall College fundraising and, in doing so, position CNS to contribute significantly to a forthcoming and highly historic campaign for UT Austin, anticipated to be one of the largest, most ambitious campaigns in public higher education. The successful candidate will be an outstanding player/coach overseeing a staff of 15-20 and managing a portfolio of 25-50 top donors and donor prospects.

The Chief Development Officer will develop a comprehensive fundraising plan that optimizes the best of the College's resources, which include an outstanding faculty, committed alumni and a University development program that is well-resourced and on the rise by every measure. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial self-starter interested in elevating the College's fundraising program and partnering with the new dean to secure resources for the College's first-rate departments, centers, programs and research.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President or Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant at LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES, at http://bit.ly/UTAUSTINCNS