Date Posted: August 22, 2017

Donor Relations Manager

Ventures

ABOUT US: Ventures is a Seattle-based nonprofit that empowers aspiring entrepreneurs with limited resources and unlimited potential to improve their lives through small business ownership. We provide access to business training, capital, coaching and hands-on learning opportunities for entrepreneurs. We serve those in our community for whom traditional business development services are out of reach, with a focus on women, people of color, immigrants, and individuals with low income. Our ultimate goal is to support individuals to increase their income potential, achieve long- term financial stability, and provide for their families, and enrich their communities through small business ownership.

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK FOR VENTURES: Ventures strives to provide impactful programs, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance and positive, team-oriented atmosphere. Our core values are Diversity, Integrity, Community, Empowerment, Innovation, and Client Success. Our team typically consists of 10-20 employees, plus a corps of contractors and volunteers, as well as an engaged Board of Directors.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The purpose of this position is to execute Ventures’ annual campaign to generate fundraising revenue from individual donors and to support the Executive Director in cultivating and stewarding major donors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Support the development of an annual plan for soliciting donations based on industry best practices and organizational resources;

  • Identify and attend networking events that will help drive connections with potential donors; support the overall work of the Development Department in publicizing Ventures and attracting support; we expect this person to spend 5-10 hours per week attending networking events

  • Coordinate all aspects of small and large scale fundraising events (2-4 per year);

  • Work closely with Executive Director to develop long-term relationships with major donors with an emphasis on donor stewardship;

  • Personally cultivate and steward a portfolio of major donors (who contribute $500 or more per year);

  • Steward relationships with all individual donors to Ventures by cultivating personal connections, sharing updates about our work, and promptly acknowledging all gifts

  • Conduct “asks” for financial donations in verbal, written, and electronic settings;

  • Work with marketing staff to develop print and electronic materials to support fundraising activities;

  • Work closely with Associate Director to develop and monitor annual fundraising budget and expense tracking systems;

  • Coordinate and motivate staff involved in the work of fund development to create a culture of philanthropy at Ventures;

  • Support efforts by the Board’s Annual Fund Committee to energize and equip the board to fundraise;

  • Integrate Ventures entrepreneurs in a respectful way into fundraising efforts by highlighting success stories, hiring clients as vendors for events, and etc.

  • Serve as the administrator of the organization’s donor database (Little Green Light); create and enforce user conventions; train staff; configure settings; help troubleshoot problems; and

  • Analyze donor giving trends and recommend appropriate, data- driven changes to the plan as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge of:

  • Fundamentals of nonprofit fund development and donor stewardship

  • Fundamentals of event production Ability to:

  • Be resourceful and quickly learn how to do new things

  • Manage teams with a range of strong personalities in order to accomplish projects

  • Turn creative ideas into actionable plans, with goals, timelines, and tasks

  • Manage and help plan complex events and campaigns

  • Manage multiple levels of detail, from the vision to the tactical

  • Communicate effectively and compellingly. Strong written skills desired.

  • Understand and use databases related to fund development and event activities

  • Understand and use programs and processes related to online giving

  • Engage in and develop long-term relationships with organization donors

  • Interact with compassion and understanding to our low-income clientele, coming from a range of backgrounds and cultures

Experience & Education:

  • Required:

    • Two to three years of successful experience in a role demanding initiative, creativity, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.

    • Direct involvement in a lead or support role in annual fund development campaigns

  • Preferred:

    • Experience participating in direct “asks” for financial contributions on an individual level

    • Completion of a fundraising certificate or degree program

    • Experience working with vulnerable populations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORKING CONDITIONS

The employee must be able to operate a computer and other office equipment, speak and listen on the telephone, and accurately see and interpret columns of numbers.

TO APPLY:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to: Brittany Kirk, Associate Director bkirk@venturesnonprofit.org

by September 12th. No phone calls please.

Please note - An employment offer will be contingent upon completion of a background check.

This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required. It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications are considered without regard to race, age, sex, color, creed, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, mental or physical handicap, sexual orientation (heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality and gender expression of identity) or any other classification protected by law.


Date Posted: August 22, 2017

Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement. CMP's next Vice President will be an energetic and innovative leader in the advancement field with a passionate commitment to CMP's mission, values, and role in the Pittsburgh community.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (CMP) was founded by Pittsburgh industrialist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. His vision was to create an institution that would bring the best of science, art, music, and literature to the people of Pittsburgh. Today, CMP is the largest and most comprehensive cultural organization in the Pittsburgh region, known throughout the world for vast collections of artworks and scientific specimens and for an active agenda of curatorial and scientific research. Currently CMP operates four creative, inspiring, thought-provoking museums – Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum – and offers collaborative, cross-museum forms of public programming. CMP serves over 1.4 million people annually, with close to a million visiting its museums and 400,000 children engaging in school-based programs.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President is responsible for the strategic direction and operational management of community engagement and institutional advancement activities throughout Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and serves as a key member of the President's leadership team. The Vice President will provide strategic leadership and operational direction for all aspects of CMP's fundraising, engagement, and communication efforts, including development programs, campaigns, membership, communications, travel program, sponsorship, government relations, and related activities. The Vice President will oversee a team of 60+ professionals who raise between $20 - $27 million annually and engage 30,000+ members and donors.

The Vice President will be a proven leader who values innovation and creativity, and is well-versed in current relationship-driven fundraising and engagement strategies and tactics. The ideal candidate will have the ability to articulate passionately the mission, values, and goals of the Carnegie Museums and willingness to embrace CMP's “Cornerstone Commitments” in the context of community engagement and institutional advancement activities.

The Vice President will have the ability to work in a highly-collaborative, matrixed work environment; knowledge of current best practices in institutional advancement, including strategic communications; experience in all phases of a comprehensive campaign; outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; strong major gifts cultivation and solicitation skills, including supporting the work of executive and volunteer leadership; strong knowledge of and commitment to professional ethics; appreciation for the mission and culture of museums; commitment to an inclusive workplace; familiarity with standard relationship management and fundraising softwares and workflow processes; dedication to a philosophy of “donor-centered” fundraising; and ability to balance productivity and process, independence and collaboration.

Successful candidates will have seven or more years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising, development and/or advancement. Experience in museum, educational, or cultural settings is desirable. An undergraduate degree is required. An undergraduate degree in the humanities, sciences, museum or non-profit management is preferred. An advanced degree is preferred.

Nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest should be forwarded, in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LP

CarnegieAdvancement17@storbecksearch.com

For more information about Carnegie Museum and its programs, please visit: http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is firmly committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, non job-related disability or genetic information as those terms are defined under applicable law.


Date Posted: August 19, 2017

Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director of Advancement

College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The College of Engineering Office of Advancement invites applications and nominations for a full-time major gift officer. The Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director of Advancement will secure private support for funding priorities within the College as determined by the Associate Dean for Advancement and the Dean. This major gift officer will play a critical role in efforts to implement an integrated approach for core college-wide priorities while also supporting fundraisers and leadership in our departments to maximize overall support and opportunities for more collaborative giving.

The College of Engineering at Illinois is among the world’s most prestigious and largest engineering institutions and the departments/units, programs represented are world leaders in education, research and scholarship. In addition, each department produces high-achieving and successful alumni who area driving force in the world of engineering and beyond. To learn more about each of these top-ranked departments, our outstanding research institutes and major efforts in diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship and teaching excellence, please visit engineering.illinois.edu.

Primary Function

The successful candidate will be responsible for fundraising activities and implementation for the overall strategic plan to increase private giving to central priorities as well as supporting priorities of our department. This unique position, will focus initially on efforts in entrepreneurship and innovation, engineering based research institutes, key diversity and inclusion efforts, and efforts to connect faculty and students to innovative teaching and learning in the College.

Most of the efforts of this position will be devoted to identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift prospects and donors—alumni, corporations, foundations and other key constituents. The Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director will manage a portfolio of 100 or more major gift prospects and be expected to close five-figure, six-figure, and seven-figure gifts on a regular basis. This position will report jointly to the Associate Dean for Advancement and the Director of the Technology Entrepreneur Center on entrepreneurship and innovation, and will work closely with the leadership involved in the top funding priorities as well as major gift officers in the units.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

Determine and prioritize lists of donor prospects, alumni and other stakeholders to be contacted for personal visits. Partner closely with departmental major gift officers (MGO’s) as well as the college’s Director of Corporate Relations.

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

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

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Understanding of major donor prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and experience working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • For the title of Assistant Director, a minimum of two years of successful advancement experience or three years related work experience. For the title of Associate Director, a minimum of three years of successful advancement experience or more than six years of related work experience (such as sales, marketing communications, financial planning, etc.). For the title of Director, a minimum of five years of successful advancement experience or ten years of strongly related work experience (such as sales, marketing, communications, financial planning, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to represent an organization in visits with key constituents
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Experience managing alumni and/or student programs and devising innovative programs to engage alumni and/or donors to support academic priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Documented success as a major and principal gift fundraiser in higher education
  • Knowledge of advancement strategies including best practices related to development at institutions of higher education
  • Advancement experience in an academic unit that produces degrees and conducts rigorous academic research
  • Previous experience working with faculty leaders
  • Previous experience identifying new ways to engage individuals with high net worth who are unfamiliar with philanthropy
  • Experience working with entrepreneurs or in an entrepreneurial organization.

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by September 15, 2017. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, address, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. For more information regarding application procedures, contact Brenda Morris at bcmorris@illinois.edu. Proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


Date Posted: August 19, 2017

University of Maryland

Major Gifts Officer, College of Arts and Humanities

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Development with the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU), the Major Gifts Officer (MGO) will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts for College initiatives and priorities including academic units and the Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts (The Clarice). The Major Gifts Officer will carry a portfolio of 100-120 donor prospects whose gift capacity is $50,000+. S/he will develop and write solicitation proposals for individuals and possibly other institutions. The Major Gifts Officer monitors all assigned prospects and contacts to ensure positive and purposeful donor relations and communication with alumni and non-alumni friends. The MGO will work collaboratively with, and in support of, high level volunteers and other development staff, department chairs, and faculty throughout ARHU and the Clarice.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a strong ability to identify and cultivate major gift prospects and move them toward solicitation. This position will take the lead in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift level individuals and will be particularly skilled at engaging major prospects in meaningful ways that further productive philanthropic relationships This position will carry its own portfolio of prospects with prospect visit goals of 10-15 per month and 3-4 solicitations per quarter. S/he will recommend, facilitate, and attend development and other cultivation and engagement activities for the College and The Clarice, ensuring execution at the highest level. Regional and national travel is required 50-60% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree required.

Experience:

A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in development/fundraising with a successful track record of closing five-figure gifts is required.


Date Posted: August 19, 2017

University of Maryland

Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Position Summary:

The Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations for the A. James Clark School of Engineering is responsible for assisting in achieving the unit goals for corporate and foundation giving, and representing the school strategically to the corporate and foundation communities.

The Assistant Director cultivates and solicits new, multifaceted institutional partnerships at all levels and maximizing the return on investment by our partners. In addition to focusing on college and campus-wide, s/he develops subject matter expertise in four to six departments, institutes/centers and/or interdisciplinary topics, programs or projects. The Assistant Director is responsible for soliciting gifts from new corporate, foundation, and institutional donors of $25,000-$5,000,000.

The Assistant Director manages the Clark School Corporate Partners Program, including strengthening relationships with current and prospective members, soliciting gifts, providing benefits and member support, ensuring proper recognition and overseeing Corporate Partner events. In conjunction with the Development Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations, s/he creates strategies to maximize engagement by corporate, foundation and association funders with the college.

This position will be required to work evening and weekend hours. Also, frequent local travel, and occasional national travel, required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience:

A minimum of three to five years of successful fundraising, membership development or sales experience.

Experience with solicitation and stewardship of corporate and foundation donors.

Demonstrated ability of working with high-level corporate/foundation representatives; building donor/customer and prospect relationships and developing stewardship activities; and soliciting and closing gifts or deals of five figures or more.

Demonstrated success in fundraising and/or sales, as well as proposal writing.


Date Posted: August 18, 2017

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Winter Park, Florida

http://rollins.edu

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Rollins College in the search for an assistant vice president for development.

Reporting to the vice president for institutional advancement, the assistant vice president for development is responsible for providing leadership and strategically managing the organization and fundraising activities of major gifts (including parent giving), gift planning, and annual giving.

Rollins College, in the midst of a quiet phase of a campaign, is positioned for success in its fundraising, both annually and through the campaign. With the arrival of an experienced fundraising president two years ago, one who brings vision and clarity of purpose, fundraising can ramp up to systemically engage alumni and parents in meaningful proposal conversations.

After several "best ever" years in campaign fundraising, the fundraising has slowed as the campaign continued in "pause" mode due to a comprehensive strategic planning process. Having emerged from that campus-wide effort, one in which the vice president for institutional advancement was deeply involved, the campus is poised to relaunch the campaign with energy and enthusiasm. With early conversations underway for leadership gifts, fundraising will focus on clearly articulated goals that inspire and motivate.

Rollins is looking for a leader to imagine the future of an effective major gifts, annual giving, and planned giving program and bring the skills necessary to create great results. The AVP will have the full support of the president, vice president, and the president's Cabinet, and benefit from partnerships across campus. 

Rollins College is a four-year, coeducational institution and the first recognized college in Florida. Rollins educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. Rollins is committed to the liberal arts ethos and guided by its values and ideals. Its guiding principles are excellence, innovation, and community.

Rollins College is nationally recognized for its distinctive undergraduate and selected graduate programs. It provides opportunities to explore diverse intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic traditions. It is dedicated to scholarship, academic achievement, creative accomplishment, cultural enrichment, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. It values excellence in teaching and rigorous, transformative education in a healthy, responsive, and inclusive environment.

For 22 consecutive years, Rollins College has been ranked one of the top regional universities in the south and first in Florida in the annual rankings of “Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Rollins College was named the number one college in the south by College Choice in a ranking based on a nationwide survey of entering first-year students.

A Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of progressive experience in institutional advancement in higher education or related field is required for this position. An advanced degree is preferred.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.


Date Posted: August 18, 2017

DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Winter Park, Florida

http://rollins.edu

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Rollins College in the search for a director of alumni engagement.

The director of alumni engagement plays an integral leadership role in connecting alumni with their alma mater in ways that benefit Rollins College students and its enterprise. The director will establish, develop, and implement innovative and effective programs to facilitate institutional engagement by alumni. The director will oversee the alumni engagement team, the Rollins Alumni Association, and alumni initiatives.

Rollins College, in the midst of a quiet phase of a campaign, is positioned for a transformational step in its alumni engagement program. With a dynamic and experienced president, one who brings vision and clarity of purpose to the institution, the Office of Alumni Engagement can ramp up efforts to systemically engage alumni in meaningful opportunities that shape students' lives. 

The alumni team has longevity with the College and includes several alumna among them. That history, plus a willingness to foray into new programs and ideas, creates an opportunity for thoughtful and important change. Rollins is looking for a leader to imagine the future of an effective alumni relations program and bring the skills necessary to create that work with the full support of the president, vice president, and Alumni Board.

The new director will also have a Cabinet supportive of the efforts of this office and an alumni base many thousand strong. At your disposal is an experienced marketing and communications team that works in tandem with the entire Institutional Advancement team. The director will find ready partnerships and willing experimentalists to determine a new road map for the future and lead the team toward a mission-driven goal.

Rollins College is a four-year, coeducational institution and the first recognized college in Florida. Rollins educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. Rollins is committed to the liberal arts ethos and guided by its values and ideals. Its guiding principles are excellence, innovation, and community.

Rollins is nationally recognized for its distinctive undergraduate and selected graduate programs. It provides opportunities to explore diverse intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic traditions. It is dedicated to scholarship, academic achievement, creative accomplishment, cultural enrichment, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. It values excellence in teaching and rigorous, transformative education in a healthy, responsive, and inclusive environment.

For 22 years, Rollins College has been ranked one of the top regional universities in the south and first in Florida in the annual rankings of “Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Rollins College was named the number one college in the south by College Choice in a ranking based on a nationwide survey of entering first-year students.

  • A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a client‐centric, membership or affinity driven program recognized for its strength of engagement and effectiveness.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.


Date Posted: August 18, 2017

DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Winter Park, Florida

http://rollins.edu

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Rollins College in the search for a director of advancement services.

The director of advancement services is a key position in the division of Institutional Advancement (IA), managing advancement systems, prospect research and tracking, and stewardship. The role provides leadership and technical expertise to ensure the fundraising success of the College. In addition to providing dynamic management for advancement operations, the director creates a vision for the future of the function at Rollins College. The director drives strategic utilization of data across IA to achieve ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement goals and to ensure efficient and effective management of work. The position reports directly to the vice president and is a member of the leadership team.

Rollins College, in the midst of a quiet phase of a campaign, is positioned for success in its fundraising, both annually and through the campaign. With the arrival of an experienced fundraising president two years ago, one who brings vision and clarity of purpose, IA is ramping up to systemically engage alumni and parents and embark on an ambitious campaign to fund an institutional strategic plan. The director of advancement services has an experienced team in Advancement Systems, Prospect Research and Tracking, and Stewardship as well as the partnership of colleagues who understand data, reporting, and the importance of both to the success of the program. Rollins is looking for a leader to imagine the future of Advancement Services in a shop that is fully integrated with IA and is seen as a valued partner in achieving the goals of the campaign and beyond.

Rollins College is a four-year, coeducational institution and the first recognized college in Florida. Rollins educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. Rollins is committed to the liberal arts ethos and guided by its values and ideals. Its guiding principles are excellence, innovation, and community.

Rollins College is nationally recognized for its distinctive undergraduate and selected graduate programs. It provides opportunities to explore diverse intellectual, spiritual, and aesthetic traditions. It is dedicated to scholarship, academic achievement, creative accomplishment, cultural enrichment, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship. It values excellence in teaching and rigorous, transformative education in a healthy, responsive, and inclusive environment.

For 22 consecutive years, Rollins has been ranked one of the top regional universities in the south and first in Florida in the annual rankings of “Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Rollins was named the number one college in the south by College Choice in a ranking based on a nationwide survey of entering first-year students.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. An advanced degree in a related field is a plus. The successful candidate will have at least seven years of direct relevant experience, including database system management, programming systems and languages, prospect development or donor relations, and in a higher education or nonprofit environment; this will include experience managing teams and/or complex projects. Previous experience in a comprehensive campaign and/or database upgrade/migration is preferred.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.


Date Posted: August 17, 2017

Individual Giving Assistant

Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, is seeking an Individual Giving Assistant to provide general support for the Individual Giving department and its staff.

Job Responsibilities:

Ticketing:

  • Answer Patron Hotline handling orders/exchanges  and fielding general questions

  • Reseating donors day-of show

  • Releasing donor seat holds

  • Handling House Seat requests for commercial transfers of MTC shows

Marketing and Communication:

  • Execute email campaigns

  • Send reminder emails

  • Manage and update web pages

Administrative:

  • Receive and process mail

  • Run check and credit card report

  • Coordinating matching gifts

  • Supervise Individual Giving Intern  

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, with 1-3 years of relevant professional experience.

  • Excellent computer skills (including MS Office) are required.

  • Familiarity with development database software and operations at a not-for-profit organization is required. Experience with Tessitura is a plus.

  • Experience with email software desired, Wordfly a plus.

  • Excellent administrative skills including an ability to multitask with strong attention to detail.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Meaningful customer service skills and experience.

  • Ability to take initiative, be flexible and work well independently and with a team.

To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter (MS Word, PDF or plain text format only) with "Individual Giving" in the subject line to Director, Human Resources at: jobs@mtc-nyc.org.  Due to the large number of applicants we have for all positions at MTC, we cannot accept calls to inquire about the position.  Qualified candidates will be contacted directly.

About MTC:  Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), is a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals. Founded in 1970, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by contemporary American and international playwrights.  MTC produces eight plays annually in Broadway's restored Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and off-Broadway at the historic NY City Center complex on West 55th Street.

Manhattan Theatre Club is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

For more about MTC, please visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com


Date Posted: August 16, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem

Director of Development

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) is a professional theatre company, and the only year-round theatre in Harlem on an Equity contract. From a fledgling workshop in 1999 at Harlem School of the Arts, to being named ‘One of 8 theatres to watch in America’ by The Drama League, CTH is unmatched in production achievement. Recognized for theatre excellence, CTH has received 18 AUDELCO Awards, 5 OBIE Awards, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards, and 1 Drama Desk Award in its short history.

It has presented nearly forty productions that have included works by Anton Chekhov, Samuel Beckett, Euripides, Jean Genet, Langston Hughes, Adrienne Kennedy, William Shakespeare, Derek Walcott and August Wilson among many others. CTH combines non-traditional casting, original adaptations, music and dance in ways that render works from the classical canon as fresh, innovative, and essentially a new experience of world classics. It is CTH’s vision to create the next great American theatre company whose value to its community is inherent and essential, a company that is engaged in producing theatre that has the capacity to change lives and truly reflects the diversity of ideas and racial tapestry that is America.

In the summer of 2017, CTH presented its fifth annual “Uptown Shakespeare” series in Marcus Garvey Park, performing to collective crowds of ~15,000 people. In December 2017, CTH plans to remount “The First Noel” – its original annual uptown holiday musical and joint collaboration with the Apollo Theatre and Penn State. In the Spring of 2018, CTH will partner with the National Black Theatre in Harlem to present “Sancho”, a look into the life of Charles “Sancho” Ignatius, the first British-African to cast a vote.

In addition to its general programming, CTH maintains three key educational and skills development programs. “Playwright’s Playground” is a cold reading series designed to promote the work of emerging playwrights whose works are persistently underrepresented on American stages. The “Future Classics” Program aims to facilitate the development of plays of future significance by providing playwrights with the opportunity to share their work with a responsive audience and gather feedback that is critical to the development process. Finally “Project Classics”, CTH’s arts education program, provides free theater training for young people (ages 8-18) in partnership with the Dream Center NYC.

In 2019/2020, CTH will assume its new residence in The Victoria, an exciting and ambitious $100M mixed-use facility of over 300,000 square-feet that consists of 190 hotel rooms, ballroom and meeting space, and a 25,000 square foot cultural arts center to be occupied by the Classical Theatre of Harlem, Apollo Theatre Foundation, JazzMobile and the Harlem Arts Alliance.

MISSION

  1. To maintain a professional theatre company dedicated to presenting the “classics” in Harlem;

  2. To create employment and educational outreach opportunities in the theatre arts community;

  3. To create and nurture a new, young, and culturally diverse audience for the “classics”;

  4. To heighten the awareness of theatre and of great art in Harlem

THE POSITION

The Classical Theatre of Harlem’s (CTH’s) next Director of Development will join an energized institution with a growing base of individual and institutional funders and compelling mission and exciting artistic plans for the future. S/he will join a senior management team led by Producing Artistic Director Ty Jones, and a strong and dedicated Board. S/he will spearhead annual fundraising efforts with foundations, corporations and individual donors.

The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial and energetic development professional with a passion for the mission of CTH. S/he will have the ability to develop comprehensive individual and institutional strategies that build the institution’s capacities, and a track record of competing successfully for philanthropic support in a crowded cultural marketplace. The candidate will have major gifts and special events experience and the willingness to work closely with the Board and senior staff to maximize fundraising from institutional sources; including foundations, corporate sponsors, and government agencies on the federal, state, and local levels.  S/he will be able to successfully steward and strengthen relationships with current and prospective funders.

The successful candidate will have superb interpersonal skills and be an excellent communicator in verbal, written, and presentation forms. S/he will manage a team that includes one junior staff member as well as a volunteer cohort that assists with various production and event needs.   S/he will serve a passionate and committed 11-member Board of Directors, led by Chairman Peggy King Jorde.  S/he will be mature, polished, and diplomatic—able to appropriately support the development priorities of the Board. At the same time, the candidate will be a self- motivated advocate for CTH, and a resourceful fundraising strategist.  S/he will build positive relationships with individuals and organizations throughout the community to heighten awareness of the CTH and to expand the base of contributions at all levels.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT: In consultation with the senior leadership team, and the Board, develop and execute comprehensive development strategies, with measurable goals and objectives that meet CTH’s annual operating requirements and lay continuing groundwork for increasing contributed revenue in subsequent seasons/development cycles.

  2. BOARD RELATIONS: Work with senior leadership to motivate and strengthen the Board in its role in development; expand, manage and coordinate the trustees’ and other volunteers’ involvement in fundraising activities. Participate in Board strategic planning, and assume an active role in serving and supporting the Board.

  3. MAJOR GIFTS: Spearhead and significantly increase organizational focus on major gifts fundraising linked to CTH's artistic programs, and strategic plan. Devise and implement aggressive and creative new strategies to acquire, renew, and upgrade major donors; devise new artistic and program-based fundraising initiatives to attract and retain major donors and increase their loyalty. Oversee prospect research efforts and manage a portfolio of major donors. Assign portfolios to Board members and senior organizational representatives; coach, train, and motivate them to successfully solicit major gifts.

  4. INDIVIDUAL GIVING: Manage the annual fund program; develop new programs in partnership with senior management that will increase contributions to meet or exceed current and future fiscal needs.

  5. INSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISING: Manage and build on the organization’s diverse relationships with government, foundations, and corporations to secure success in institutional fundraising. Research and prepare all foundation, corporate, and government grant proposals, and oversee grant stewardship, administration, and reporting.

  6. SPONSORSHIP: Build on a select set of relationships with corporate donors to create a sponsorship program. Develop packages and benefits for corporate sponsors. Identify, solicit, and steward corporate sponsorship prospects.

  7. SPECIAL EVENTS: Work closely with the staff, trustees, and other volunteers to maximize the effectiveness of any CTH special events. Devise and produce special events and programs to expand the number of private contributions and CTH’s presence in the Harlem community.

  8. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Prepare and provide necessary interim and annual financial reports and fundraising projections to both funders and the Board.

  9. MARKETING LIAISON: Partner with marketing to build resources for the organization. Coordinate necessary website updates with the web developer.

  10. RECORDS MANAGEMENT: Manage and maintain the highest level of accuracy of funder data in Excel spreadsheet, or similar. Research potential fundraising databases for future use.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university or college
  • Substantial development and management experience
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and partnering with key institutional funders
  • Demonstrated experience developing or playing an active role in a major gifts campaign.
  • Creative thinker with the ability to craft unique and compelling narratives
  • A passion for the cultural arts and CTH’s mission, programs, and future plans
  • Enthusiastic and energetic self-starter capable of working independently, or as part of a team
  • Excellent manager of people and workstreams
  • Exquisite attention to detail in both planning and execution
  • Strong planning, strategy, financial, budgeting, analytical, and communication skills
  • The ability to work evenings/weekends to attend all CTH performances and cultivation events

COMPENSATION

Compensation, including benefits, is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit the following materials in MS Word or PDF electronic form to jobs@cthnyc.org with “Director of Development” in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume with salary history
  • Three (3) development writing samples
  • Three (3) professional references, who will not be contacted without the approval of the candidate

All inquiries and materials will be confidential. Applications will be acknowledged. Please do not mail hard copies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

www.cthnyc.org

The Classical Theatre of Harlem is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization and an equal opportunity employer. The Classical Theatre of Harlem provides equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. This policy also prohibits employees from harassing any other employees for any reason including, but not limited to, race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disabled status.


Date Posted: August 15, 2017

Assistant Director, Development - University Advancement

CARNEGIE MELLON

It is an exciting time to join Carnegie Mellon, a highly regarded global research university, ranked among the top 25 universities in the U.S. In the three years since the completion of its last campaign, which raised $1.2 billion, CMU has raised $500 million in private philanthropic support, which has further fueled the University’s ambitions in this area. This position is key to the plans CMU is making for its future.

The assistant director, development is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects with a rated capacity of $10,000 and greater. Manages a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects. This person will be expected to travel 10-12 times per year outside of the Pittsburgh region.  This position reports to the executive director, development.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Set annual goals with management oversight. Track and report progress on implementation plan; may make changes to the plan based on analysis. Prepare fundraising reports and communications for donors, volunteers and management.
  • Solicit multi-year leadership annual giving commitments; develop major and planned gift requests as appropriate. Manage a portfolio of 150 prospects who have a rated capacity of $10,000 or more – primarily by personal visits, but also by utilizing mail, phone, email, or volunteers when appropriate. Determine ongoing relationship and moves management activities with prospects; recommend specific purpose and level of gift; identify those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitations; bring solicitations to closure.
  • Communicate with other academic and administrative university stakeholders, particularly in the college based advancement teams when there may be multiple contracts with the prospect/donor.
  • Trip planning and personal outreach to assigned prospects to attain 150 or more visits annually.To reach annual commitment goals and create a pipeline of prospects for future major gift solicitation. Travel 10-12 times per year outside of the Pittsburgh region required.
  • Steward donors, assist in identifying hosts and participate in donor recognition events that recognize donors on campus and in areas where he or she travels.
  • Track prospect outreach and relationship building through each stage in ADVANCE database. Produce individual contact reports summarizing every prospect visit. Track progress of proposals of $10K or greater. Follow up in writing to acknowledge prospects after visits and after gifts are received. Execute and record plans for moves management with prospects. Report progress on goals including number of visits, solicitations, commitments, upgrades and qualifications.
  • Assist in communicating with volunteers as determined by the director with a focus on fundraising initiatives.
  • Develop skills and participate in training provided by the university and management.
  • Keep current on programs and faculty research and student initiatives at the university.
  • Collaborate with faculty, deans and advancement colleagues when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-3 years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must successfully complete a driver's license verification on an annual basis. Must complete the National Safety Council Defensive Driver Training once every three years.
  • Knowledge of the principles of fundraising; ability to see and understand the objectives of the University Advancement division, and to integrate goals with those objectives; ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic advancement plans for prospect moves management; ability to articulate the case for supporting the vision/mission/goals of Carnegie Mellon. Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university's fundraising priorities through developing excellent working relationships with university constituencies; excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required; broad knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates; personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education; in addition to these general skills, the position requires the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop and execute appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers, faculty, and university leadership; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors.
  • Required to travel to locations, both on and off campus. Required to travel around the region and to other areas of the country. Work is usually performed in an office setting. Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required.
  • Must be able to work under pressure of deadlines, solicitation, and dollar goals; adherence to the highest ethical standards, empathetic disposition, perseverance, optimistic and positive attitude, articulate, ability to prioritize and manage time well, capacity to work while paying attention to details, sensitivity to needs and feelings of others.

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University

University Advancement supports the entire CMU community in securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking senior advancement professionals with a passion for higher education and who appreciate the role of philanthropy in enabling the university to accomplish its mission. 

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html.

Benefits

Carnegie Mellon offers a flexible benefits program featuring multiple coverage plan options for health, dental, vision and life insurance.  Other benefits include a generous retirement program, tuition remission and paid time off policy.  A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CMU is based in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the U.S.  Pittsburgh continues to place high on many “best of” lists, including “The Top 10 Cities Techies Should Consider Moving to in 2016” by Huffington Post. Situated at the intersection of three rivers with mountains and lakes nearby, Pittsburgh was also recognized as the 5th best city for an active lifestyle by WalletHub. And Zagat named the city the No. 1 food city in America this year. Pittsburgh has the environment, cultural happenings, vigorous sports scene, affordable housing, and food to make living here enticing to many.  

Visit http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/ and http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 


Date Posted: August 15, 2017

Senior Director, Development - Tepper School of Business/University Advancement

CARNEGIE MELLON

It is an exciting time to join Carnegie Mellon University, a highly regarded global research university, ranked among the top 25 universities in the U.S. In the three years since the completion of its last campaign, which raised $1.2 billion, CMU has raised $500 million in private philanthropic support, which has further fueled the university's ambitions in this area. This position is key to the plans that CMU and the Tepper School of Business are making for the future.

Founded in 1949, the Tepper School of Business at CMU pioneered the field of management science and analytical decision-making, and is recognized as one of the world's leading institutions for management education. The Tepper School's notable contributions to the intellectual community include nine winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Advancement at the Tepper School, the Senior Director of Advancement is responsible  for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects with a rated capacity of $100,000 and greater. You will manage a portfolio of approximately 75-100 prospects and will be expected to travel 8-10 times per year outside of the Pittsburgh region. Additionally, you will oversee a set of major gifts goals and metrics and will supervise a team of gift officers.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Qualify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors capable of making major and leadership gifts to the Tepper School via personal visits, direct mail, phone or volunteer utilization when needed. Promote alumni relations activities and development events to assigned prospects.
  • Communicate with other university stakeholders, particularly when there may be multiple contracts with the prospect/donor.
  • Manager and develop assigned portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects. Determine ongoing relationship activities with prospect; recommend specific purpose and level of gift;identifies those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitations; bring solicitations to closure.
  • Support Annual Giving and other development efforts and projects. Report progress on goals including number of visits, solicitations, commitments, upgrades, and qualifications.
  • Manage gift officers including hiring decisions, training, performance management, coaching and mentoring and determining staffing needs, recommends salary increases and promotions. In addition, function as a team leader and coach, develop and motivate peers.
  • Determine on-going relationships with prospect/donor; recommend specific purpose and level of gift; identify those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation; assuring that solicitations are carried out. Develop and implement plans for gift officers' progress tracking and prospect assignment. Set performance metrics and progress toward annual giving dollar and donor goals.
  • Make presentations and/or share outcomes within peer management groups.
  • Keep current on programs and faculty ,research, and student initiatives.
  • Be a collaborative partner with Alumni Relations, faculty, deans and advancement colleagues when necessary.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Master's degree highly desired, but a combination of education, training and experience will be considered;
  • 10 or more years of experience, preferably in higher education fundraising; management experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of the principles of fundraising; ability to see and understand the objectives of the University Advancement division, and to integrate goals with those objectives;
  • Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic advance plans for prospect moves management;
  • Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education and ability to articulate the case for support for the vision/mission/goals of Carnegie Mellon;
  • An interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university's fundraising priorities through developing excellent working relationships with universityconstituencies;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills;
  • Broad knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates;
  • Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop and execute appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers, faculty, and university leadership; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors;
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and dollar goals;
  • Valid state driver's license. Must successfully complete a driver's education license verification on an annual basis and successfully complete the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving training program once every three years;
  • Ability to travel to other campus locations, both on and off campus. Required to travel around the region and to other areas of the country;
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University

University Advancement supports the entire CMU community in securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking senior advancement professionals with a passion for higher education and who appreciate the role of philanthropy in enabling the university to accomplish its mission.

Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiringinnovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html

Benefits

Carnegie Mellon offers a flexible benefits program featuring multiple coverage plan options for health, dental, vision and life insurance. Other benefits include a generous retirement program,tuition remission and paid time off policy.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a­glance/index.html

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CMU is based in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the U.S. Pittsburgh continues to place high on many "best of" lists, including "The Top 10 Cities Techies Should Consider Moving to in 2016" by Huffington Post. Situated at theintersection of three rivers with mountains and lakes nearby, Pittsburgh was also recognized as the 5th best city for an active lifestyle by WalletHub. Zagat named the city the No. 1 food city in America this year. Pittsburgh has the environment, cultural happenings, vigorous sports scene, affordable housing, and food to make living here enticing to many.

Visit http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/ and  http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race,protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


Date Posted: August 15, 2017

Associate Director of Development - Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Mellon

It is an exciting time to join Carnegie Mellon, a highly regarded global research university, ranked among the top 25 universities in the U.S. In the three years since the completion of its last campaign, which raised $1.2 billion, CMU has raised $500 million in private philanthropic support, which has further fueled the university’s ambitions in this area. This position is important to the plans that CMU and the Tepper School are making for the future.

Founded in 1949, the Tepper School of Business at CMU pioneered the field of management science and analytical decision-making and is recognized as one of the world’s leading institutions for management education. The Tepper School’s notable contributions to the intellectual community include nine winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Reporting to the director of development at the Tepper School, the associate director is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects with a rated capacity of $50,000 and greater for the Tepper School of Business. Manages a portfolio of approximately 125-150 prospects. This person will be expected to travel 10-12 times per year outside of the Pittsburgh region.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Qualify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors capable of making major and leadership gifts to the Tepper School via personal visits, direct mail, phone or volunteer utilization when needed. Travel 10-12 times per year, and have a personal goal of completing between 100-125 visits during the fiscal year. Promote alumni relations activities and development events to assigned prospects.
  • Communicate with other university stakeholders, particularly when there may be multiple contacts with the prospect/donor.
  • Manage and develop assigned portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects. Determine ongoing relationship activities with prospect; recommend specific purpose and level of gift; identifies those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitations; bring solicitations to closure.
  • Support Annual Giving and other development efforts and projects. Report progress on goals including number of visits, solicitations, commitments, upgrades and qualifications.
  • Determine on-going relationships with prospect/donor; recommend specific purpose and level of gift; identify those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation; assuring that solicitations are carried out.
  • Keep current on programs and faculty, research and student initiatives.
  • Collaborate with faculty, deans and advancement colleagues when necessary.
  • Be a collaborative partner with Alumni Relations staff and activities at the Tepper School.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • 3-5 years of experience, preferably in higher education fundraising;
  • Knowledge of the principles of fundraising; ability to see and understand the objectives of the University Advancement division, and to integrate goals with those objectives;
  • Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic advancement plans for prospect moves management;
  • Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education and ability to articulate the case for support for the vision/mission/goals of Carnegie Mellon University and the Tepper School of Business:
  • An interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university's fundraising priorities through developing excellent working relationships with university constituencies;
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required;
  • Broad knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates;
  • Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop and execute appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers, faculty, and university leadership; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors;
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and dollar goals;
  • Possess a high degree of discretion;
  • Valid state driver's license. Must successfully complete a driver's license verification on an annual basis and successfully complete the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving training program once every three years;
  • Ability to travel to other campus locations, both on and off campus. Required to travel around the region and to other areas of the country; and
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University

University Advancement supports the entire CMU community in securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking senior advancement professionals with a passion for higher education and who appreciate the role of philanthropy in enabling the university to accomplish its mission.

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html.

Benefits

Carnegie Mellon offers a flexible benefits program featuring multiple coverage plan options for health, dental, vision and life insurance. Other benefits include a generous retirement program, tuition remission and paid time off policy.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CMU is based in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the U.S. Pittsburgh continues to place high on many “best of” lists, including “The Top 10 Cities Techies Should Consider Moving to in 2016” by Huffington Post. Situated at the intersection of three rivers with mountains and lakes nearby, Pittsburgh was also recognized as the 5th best city for an active lifestyle by WalletHub. And Zagat named the city the No. 1 food city in America this year. Pittsburgh has the environment, cultural happenings, vigorous sports scene, affordable housing, and food to make living here enticing to many.

Visit http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/ and http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 


Date Posted: August 15, 2017

Salesforce Solution Architect - University Advancement

carnegie mellon

It is an exciting time to join Carnegie Mellon, a highly regarded global research university, ranked among the top 25 universities in the U.S. In the three years since the completion of its last campaign, which raised $1.2 billion, CMU has raised $500 million in private philanthropic support, which has further fueled the university’s ambitions in this area. This position is key to the plans CMU is making for its future.

The Salesforce Architect is a dynamic role that will help drive innovation and business alignment across the Salesforce platform. This position will report directly to the Assistant Vice President, Advancement Information Systems and be part of a collaborative team that will lead the design and implementation of process automation and integration with other applications. The Architect will work with units to understand business needs, and will provide strategic and tactical leadership in Salesforce projects.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee Salesforce solution architecture and adoption.
  • Lead technical requirement sessions, perform project design reviews, as well as create and maintain sound plans to execute usage and adoption strategies.
  • Lead team through build, test and deployment phases.
  • Provide product and technical expertise when scoping out a project and delivering value for our clients.
  • Advise and mentor diverse teams, providing guidance on application and integration development best practices as well as technical product assistance.
  • Review code and solution summaries where appropriate to ensure these adhere to best practice and fit to the articulated purpose.
  • Demonstrable growth mindset, enthusiastic about learning new technologies quickly and applying the gained knowledge to address business problems.
  • Continuously learn and grow by attaining certifications, attending conferences and professional development.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or closely related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • 7 to 10 years of professional experience in comparable tools and technologies.
  • At least 4 years of experience with Salesforce, in a delivery focused role
  • Salesforce Data Architecture, Platform Developer, or other Architect Certifications preferred.
  • Experience in enterprise-level Salesforce projects using both waterfall and agile software development methodologies throughout the whole life cycle with repeated and demonstrable success.
  • Detailed understanding of the Salesforce product suite, including Sales and Service Clouds; Communities, Marketing Cloud and Wave Analytics a plus.
  • Extensive experience with Salesforce configuration, including workflows, validation rules, and security controls.
  • Experience in identifying click vs code solution approaches.
  • Experience defining business requirements, writing user stories, and providing detailed Salesforce system and functional designs.
  • Experience in documenting current state business processes and wire framing system designs using process flow diagram tools, UML, sequence diagrams, etc. as well as making recommendations for future state improved processes and system designs.
  • Experience defining the system architecture landscape, identifying gaps between current and desired end-states, and delivering a comprehensive solution that will enable achievement of the desired business outcomes.
  • Experience with single-org deployments and multi-org consolidations.
  • Experience of integration of other systems to the Salesforce platform.
  • Ability to work some weekend and evening hours.

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University

University Advancement supports the entire CMU community in securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking senior advancement professionals with a passion for higher education and who appreciate the role of philanthropy in enabling the university to accomplish its mission.

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html.

Benefits

Carnegie Mellon offers a flexible benefits program featuring multiple coverage plan options for health, dental, vision and life insurance. Other benefits include a generous retirement program, tuition remission and paid time off policy.  A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CMU is based in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the U.S. Pittsburgh continues to place high on many “best of” lists, including “The Top 10 Cities Techies Should Consider Moving to in 2016” by Huffington Post. Situated at the intersection of three rivers with mountains and lakes nearby, Pittsburgh was also recognized as the 5th best city for an active lifestyle by WalletHub. And Zagat named the city the No. 1 food city in America this year. Pittsburgh has the environment, cultural happenings, vigorous sports scene, affordable housing, and food to make living here enticing to many.

Visit http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/ and http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 


Date Posted: August 15, 2017

Beloit College
Development Call Center Manager

The mission of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations is to inform external constituents of the College’s mission and goals; to involve them as volunteers in fulfilling the mission; and to inspire them to invest their time, talent, and treasure in support of the College’s goals and aspirations.

The Development Call Center Manager will be responsible for administering an effective and dynamic calling program as a strategic part of Beloit’s Annual Giving and stakeholder engagement programs. The Development Call Center Manager reports to the Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support, and oversees all operations of the calling program. This position oversees the calling programs that secure contributions of time, talent, and treasure to support the college, as well as conduct event registration drives, thank-you calling, and other outreach that advances the mission of Development & Alumni Relation. Additional key duties include supervising and directing Student Shift Managers; participating in the planning and execution of the Call Center’s component of the overall Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Giving strategies; and hiring, training, scheduling, and evaluating student callers.

A Bachelor’s degree or a combination of work experience and education is required, with preference given to those candidates with experience in areas such as volunteer management, event planning and coordination, or related fields.
Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives. AA/EEO

Submit letter of application, resume, and the contact information of three professional references to: BCMgrCallCtr@beloit.edu. Review of applications will begin August 21 and continue until the position is filled. Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.beloit.edu.

Selection criteria to be used based on job description and core competencies:

Credentials and Experience:
1. Bachelor degree, or combination of high school diploma and relevant experience.
2. Experience in fundraising, telephone solicitation programs, or marketing preferred.
3. Experience in a call center environment.
4. Experience working with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions, and call center software.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Strong leadership skills and the ability to supervise and motivate a team to achieve goals.
2. Additional advanced computer skills required including experience with Microsoft Windows and Office systems.
3. Ability to gather and interpret data and to inform program planning and evaluation.
4. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work under pressure. Includes diplomatic skills, good memory, and organization skills. 
5. Exceptional ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, with a wide variety of constituencies, including trustees, faculty, staff, students, and the public.
6. Ability to work with limited supervision, take initiative, think critically, and solve problems. 
7. Capacity to produce consistently accurate results with meticulous attention to detail.
8. Excellent interpersonal skills; adept at listening, anticipating, and responding to the needs of individual employees while maintaining a high level of team achievement.
9. Ability to maintain confidentiality and use tact and discretion in all areas of donor and college relations and to treat this knowledge appropriately and with professionalism.
10. Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing activities, expectations, and responsibilities. 
11. Ability to work consistently on evenings and Sundays.
12. Ability to develop, and to contribute to, learning and work environments welcoming to people from a diverse variety of backgrounds and experiences.
13. Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing activities, expectations, and responsibilities.
14. Excellent problem solving skills, with the ability to think critically, effectively prioritize, plan, and organize multiple tasks and projects and meet set deadlines without immediate and constant supervision.
15. Knowledge of customer service standards and the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, administrators, staff, students, families of students, prospective students, their families, and the public.
16. Willingness to look for improvements in personal and office performance and initiate proposals which enhance the work of the office.


Date Posted: August 15, 2017

Marist College

Open positions in College Advancement

The Marist College Advancement Office has an exciting expansion underway. As the College begins planning for its next comprehensive campaign and its future advancement efforts, several new positions have been created in development, alumni relations, and advancement services to support of the goals and objectives of the College's strategic plan and its core educational mission. We invite applications for the following opportunities.

Development Officer for Special Gifts
Responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of the next generation of major and principal gift donors. Develop and sustain strong relationships with Marist alumni, parents, and friends and secure philanthropic support for key institutional priorities. Conduct personal visits with individuals, capable of making gifts between $5,000 and $25,000. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience required. Travel required primarily in the tri-state area.

Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Giving- Next Generation
Responsible for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of the next generation of leadership annual donors to the College. This position will be required to contribute significantly to the development of a pipeline of new gifts in support of the fundraising goals of the College. Conduct personal visits with alumni, parents, and friends with a focus on promising graduates of the last decade. Cultivate and solicit donors capable of making gifts up to $5,000 to the Marist Fund and other institutional fundraising priorities; with a focus on donor acquisition and giving upgrades. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience required. Travel required primarily in the tri-state area.

Assistant/Associate Director of Annual Giving
Plan and execute strategies to successfully achieve the goals of the Marist Fund's Parent and Campus fundraising campaigns using direct mail, personal solicitation, and electronic/social media outreach. Provide leadership and oversight for Marist's active Parents Council. Oversee all aspects of the New Student Welcome and Parent Leadership receptions/events. Actively maintain a portfolio of prospects and personally solicit individuals for unrestricted annual support of the Marist Fund, focusing travel in the tri-state area. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of fundraising or related experience required. Ability and commitment to travel and attend evening and weekend events as required.

Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Assist the Executive Director of Alumni Relations with developing and implementing a comprehensive engagement strategy and program for more than 42,000 Marist alumni that supports the Office of College Advancement's fundraising goals, and closely aligns to with the College's strategic plan. Through targeted communication, outreach, events, and volunteer management, s/he will focus on enhancing alumni loyalty and pride, and the development of a life-long relationship with the Marist Community. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience required. Extensive travel required.

Director of Advancement Services
Provide leadership and oversight for all major operational areas within the Office of College Advancement with primary emphasis on: database administration; fiscal administration; advancement research; and donor relations and stewardship. Oversee the processing of all charitable gifts to the College and ensure the accuracy of financial reports and data. Maintain the College's Advancement administrative database (Banner), advance the functionality and use of the system, and ensure adherence to data standards. Manage the Advancement Services team in the following functional areas: Gift/Data Processing, Development Research, Stewardship and Donor Relations, Database Administration/Reporting, and Online Services. Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a minimum of 8-10 years of experience required. Supervisory experience required along with advance knowledge of Banner and Microsoft Word.

About Marist
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence in various publications including The Princeton Review's “Colleges That Create Futures” and The Best 381 Colleges, U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges (9th in Best Regional University/North),and Kiplinger's Best College Values. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

Applications
To learn more or to apply, please visit http://jobs.marist.edu. Only online applications are accepted.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


Date Posted: August 8, 2017

University of Oregon

Director or Senior Director of Development

School of Law

With campuses in both Eugene and Portland, Oregon Law is the #1 law school in Oregon and the #2 law school in the Pacific Northwest. The school is home to top-ranked specialty programs, including: Legal Research and Writing, Appropriate Dispute Resolution, and Environmental and Natural Resources Law. Oregon Law has produced remarkable alumni including multiple judges, state supreme court justices, and congressional representatives.

University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include: Advancement/UO Alumni Association; Development; Stewardship and Special Events; Advancement Operations; Federal Affairs; and State and Community Affairs. University Development is a comprehensive fund raising department with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon through securing and stewarding philanthropic gifts; to raise funds from private sources to fund priorities outlined by the university’s faculty and administrative leadership.

The Director/Senior Director of Development serves as front line officer to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the university. This individual is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $100K or more and will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university. Performance as measured against these goals will be evaluated annually. This position will involve regular travel to meet with prospective donors. This position will also be responsible for supervision of Oregon Law development staff.

At a Senior Director level this position will be responsible for all of the above as well as strategic planning, coordination, and leadership for Oregon Law’s development program. Specific responsibilities include: (1) lead responsibility for creating, managing and expanding the development program; (2) close partnership with the Dean on establishing and refining fundraising priorities; (3) development and maintenance of effective programs for donor stewardship and alumni relations; (4) leadership and ownership of the development budget, resources, and personnel; and 5) involvement with managing principal gift prospects and donors. 

The Director/Senior Director of Development at the School of Law reports jointly to the Dean of the School and the Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP) for Development. Direction regarding implementation of fundraising policies and procedures, and interaction with other development personnel comes from the SAVP for Development. Direction regarding school’s activities, fundraising priorities, school policy and operations comes from the Dean. The Dean and the SAVP will consult to set the annual fundraising goals for the school as they relate to the strategic needs of the school and the university and review the overall development fundraising performance of the school each year. The Director/Senior Director will be evaluated annually for performance as measured against these goals.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $85,000 + at the director level and from $95,000+ at the senior director level. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520902/director-or-senior-director-of-development-school-of-law #520902.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by September 4, 2017. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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


Date Posted: August 6, 2017

Development DIrector

Stone Barns Center for food and agriculture

Stone Barns Center

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a nonprofit organization on a mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system. We are working to develop a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to build healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem. In our quest to transform the way America eats and farms, we convene changemakers, educate food citizens, train farmers, and develop agroecological farming practices.

Development Director

The Development Director provides strategic direction and delivery of fundraising programs for Stone Barns Center. S/he is responsible for building the Center’s philanthropic relationships and resources and for leading efforts to build the financial foundation essential for the implementation of the organization’s strategic vision. S/he must be an energetic, forward thinking, creative individual with high ethical standards.

The Director’s management scope includes oversight of fundraising from individuals, foundations, corporations and government, with a strong focus on major gifts strategies for individuals. The Director reports to the CEO. S/he supervises one staff member working on philanthropy, with an additional staff member shared with Marketing.

The Director is responsible for ensuring that staff, systems, leadership style, structure, and goals are aligned with the organization’s strategic plan. S/he will implement best practices to ensure operating efficiency and fiscal accountability.

The organization’s annual fundraising goals exceed $5M and are expected to grow by at least 20% year over year. A $50M capital campaign is also being contemplated.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Partnering with the CEO and to execute a strategic fundraising plan, with emphasis on individual major donors
  • Setting an annual operating plan, budget and calendar for philanthropy goals and objectives, and tracking on metrics for judging success
  • Identifying prospects and developing customized major donor strategies for individuals. Enhancing, establishing and administering innovative programs designed to achieve both short and long-range advancements in major gifts fundraising
  • Supervising the Associate Director of Development in executing a middle donor prospecting, cultivation and stewardship plan to deepen engagement among these individuals and increase annual giving levels
  • Driving and staffing the CEO’s fundraising agenda
  • Partnering with the Director of Strategy to drive fundraising agendas for individual Board members
  • Serving as a member of Stone Barns Center’s Executive Team, engaging with peers to advance the broader interests of the organization and helping implement the current strategic plan

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of ten years of experience as a proven leader in nonprofit management with a focus on fundraising
  • Proven track record in managing complex fundraising strategies and the ability to manage change to meet the needs of a continuously evolving nonprofit
  • Demonstrated success in garnering major donor support and raising six- and seven-figure leadership gifts
  • Experience working with new institutions or start-up companies
  • Exceptional interpersonal, diplomatic and negotiation skills, and ability to work effectively with others
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive, collegial and collaborative outlook, and the ability to effectively lead and manage other team members
  • Ability to work effectively and under pressure on a variety of simultaneous complex initiatives and issues
  • Passion for Stone Barns Center’s mission

Compensation:

Stone Barns Center offers a salary commensurate with experience and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, a 401k plan and paid time off. This is a full-time, exempt position.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: jobs@stonebarnscenter.org.

Stone Barns Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.


Date Posted: August 4, 2017

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

University of Michigan

Job Summary

High academic rankings, a substantial endowment, and an impressive philanthropic track record make the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan one of the most dynamic institutions in its field. Faculty and students achieve distinction in research, teaching, and learning across degree programs in architecture, urban design, and urban planning, with signature expertise in architectural robotics, community development, sustainable urban strategy, experimental design, and health design.

Join this world-class team as its Director of Development, leading efforts to support a compelling vision of promoting the public good by engaging a diverse constituency in learning and research that addresses the built environment. We seek an ambitious, motivated, and experienced director to work with the dean, academic administrators and senior staff in developing and implementing strategic, multi-level plans for achieving the college’s fundraising goals.

Taubman College is a diverse, creative, and collaborative community within a major research institution. Its long history of educational excellence has given the college a deep and invested roster of alumni. Major gifts have given us a substantial endowment as well as a new building wing set to open in September. The college is on track to meet its target in the university’s nearly-complete four billion dollar capital campaign. Strength in its core disciplines as well as interdisciplinary partnerships across and beyond the university have yielded funding from corporate and foundation sources.

Building on these strengths, the director will design, implement, and manage a comprehensive, proactive advancement plan focused on expanding and enhancing all external relationships with a particular focus on corporations and foundations.  Additionally, the director will manage and solicit a portfolio of alumni and other annual giving contributors and collaborate with the university’s Office of Development to solicit major gift prospects for endowment and expendable gifts that support our mission.

The director of development will report to the dean and work in close collaboration with the administrative director and associate deans. The position currently provides leadership and guidance to an annual fund coordinator and a major gifts officer with the potential to expand the development team over time given demonstrated success.

Responsibilities*

  • Work with the dean, associate deans, chairs of architecture and urban planning, faculty directors, and senior administrative staff to develop and implement an innovative, multi-year fundraising strategy in support of the college’s vision. Create solicitation strategies for major and planned gifts as well as comprehensive annual giving plans for increasing philanthropic support for research, faculty support, student aid, and facilities.  Oversee the development and implementation of timely and effective stewardship.
  • Spend approximately 60-80% of time on direct fundraising efforts by personally identifying, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting an extensive portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects as well as major, principal, and planned giving prospects. Routinely conduct face-to-face visits with prospects and donors and participate in approximately 20-35 solicitations per year.
  • In collaboration with associate deans, faculty, and relevant university offices, identify corporations and foundations that suggest potential relationships based on common interests and routinely develop and submit highly competitive proposals for corporate and foundation grants.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of college priorities and make a persuasive verbal and written/visual case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospects to specific college development needs.
  • Lead, inspire, and coordinate the efforts of the college’s development team.
  • Create effective mechanisms for internal communication, reporting and tracking of results. 
  • Work collaboratively with other development personnel in identifying referral opportunities and supporting the overall university campaign goals. Participate in the university’s Office of Development meetings and events as appropriate.

Required Qualifications*

  • At least seven years of experience leading academic fund raising at a college or university (or comparable arts or professional institution) with a comprehensive development program; campaign experience at a multi-faceted institution a plus.
  • Proven success in gift closure at the six- and seven-figure level.
  • Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing and record of success in generating significant commitments from corporations/foundations.
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate and foundation fundraising.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to develop strategic plans, implement programs, organize, initiate, and motivate.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written/oral communication, presentation, and networking skills with large groups as well as individuals. Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances.
  • An appreciation for the unique role of architecture and urban planning in the context of a major public research university.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


Date Posted: August 2, 2017

Development Associate – Special Events

Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, a The Development Associate, Special Events to assist with the planning and facilitating of all MTC events as a member of the Special Events team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Manager of Special Events in the planning of all MTC annual and special events including the Spring Gala, Fall Benefit, Opening Nights, Patron Events, Cultural Tours, annual staff events and other events.  

  • Manages the invitation and RSVP process for 100+ events per season.

  • Works directly with designers on the creation and printing of all event-related materials.

  • Supervises all staff and volunteers at events.

  • Interfaces with high-net-worth donors, representatives from corporate sponsoring companies, foundations, patrons, and the senior management and staff of MTC.

Requirements:

Experience in Individual Giving and/or Special Events; excellent interpersonal and writing skills; superior organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; attention to detail; and strong computer skills (superior MSExcel proficiency is a must; database experience with Tessitura a plus).

To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter (MS Word, PDF or plain text format only) with "Special Events Associate" in the subject line to Director, Human Resources at: jobs@mtc-nyc.org.  Due to the large number of applicants we have for all positions at MTC, we cannot accept calls to inquire about the position.  Qualified candidates will be contacted directly.

About MTC:  Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), is a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals. Founded in 1970, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by contemporary American and international playwrights.  MTC produces eight plays annually in Broadway's restored Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and off-Broadway at the historic NY City Center complex on West 55th Street.

Manhattan Theatre Club is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

For more about MTC, please visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com


Date Posted: August 1, 2017

Senior Director of Development

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

College of Arts and Sciences

Division of Arts and Humanities

Position Overview

The College of Arts and Sciences is expanding its Advancement function’s senior management team. The Senior Director of Development for the Arts and Humanities will serve as a leader and focus on raising funds for the arts and humanities. This position will be responsible for maintaining and expanding relationships with major donors ($100,000 and above) and will play a key strategic role as the College seeks to grow from a $40M to $50M annual fundraising operation.  

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the College and serving as the direct liaison to the Divisional Dean of Arts and Humanities, the Senior Director will currently supervise two development officers with regional and unit responsibilities in the academic division. Partnerships will be formed with an immediate team of approximately 20 colleagues in development, stewardship, alumni relations, events management, and fundraising administration.

A vibrant Arts District is emerging near 15th Avenue and High Street in the heart of campus, positioning the performing and visual arts at the historic gateway to the university. Fundraising for this district will be a key area of focus for the Senior Director and is already paved for success by two $6 million anchor gifts in the arts. Other areas of responsibility will be music (including the marching band) and the humanities fields, led by one of the country’s largest gatherings of top scholars.

More About the College of Arts and Sciences

In addition to housing the Division of Arts and Humanities, the College is the home of the Natural and Mathematical Sciences and the Social and Behavioral Sciences, providing for a dynamic environment and opportunities to partner with vibrant faculty to prospect, cultivate, secure and steward major donors.  The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the university with 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, 20,000 students and over 200,000 of the university’s 550,000 living alumni.  

The environment is both resource-rich and complex.  It demands the ability to think strategically, creatively and collaboratively; to tolerate ambiguity; and to prioritize your work in order to accomplish your metric fundraising goals.  In return, you will be inspired daily by innovation and be supported by and contribute to a strong and extensive network of talented Advancement professionals in University Development.

Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?

With the recent completion of a record-setting But for Ohio State campaign raising over $3 billion, with $220 million raised by the College, this experienced development officer will be on the ground floor of planning the next campaign and in celebrating the university’s 150th birthday.  The time is optimal to join this goal-oriented team as an experienced and motivating leader who enjoys mentoring and leading development officers as well as interacting with deans and faculty to align goals and objectives in conjunction with a new strategic plan for the University, College and Advancement.  

“As we approach the university’s 150th birthday, we must re-envision our land-grant role in the modern light of the 21st century.” – President Michael V. Drake, MD

Annual Performance Objectives include, but are not limited to:

● At least 12 solicitations of $100,000 or above

● The ability to raise $2-5M

● The management of a portfolio of 50-75 major gift prospects

Requirements

● Undergraduate or equivalent degree required, advanced degree preferred.

● Minimum of six years of successful major gift fundraising experience ($100,000 asks and above)

● Ability and willingness to travel nationally, (and limited internationally) up to 50% of the time.

● Experience in a higher education fundraising environment, preferred.

● Experience managing fundraisers or the equivalent

You Need To Know
Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, safe, fun and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for a land grant institution where you will truly feel the impact of this role while procuring transformational gifts. Learn more here: https://hr.osu.edu/careers/.

Closing Statement

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.  

How to Apply

Apply online at:  http://osujoblinks.com/2up3

Please visit www.advancement.osu.edu to find out more about University Advancement and apply online for job opening number 430582. Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Recruitment Manager, at mizer.43@osu.edu.


Date Posted: August 1, 2017

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.  Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University is underway, 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:

Annual Giving Programs

Medical Development

Siteman Cancer Center

Corporate and Foundation Relations

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: August 1, 2017

Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement

Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Case Western Reserve University

POSITION OBJECTIVE

The Associate Dean for Institutional Advancement is responsible for fundraising and alumni relations for the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.

This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding 150+ prospects, including alumni and non-alumni, as well as a targeted group of local and national corporations and foundations.

Functioning as part of a university-wide development and alumni relations teams, the associate dean will be expected to work collegially and in partnership with school-based colleagues and develop strong relationships with central personnel.

This person will engage in direct face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and participate in planning and implementing school-specific initiatives with the expectation that they will be fully responsible for individual gift activity within the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The associate dean will oversee the school's national fundraising programs, special events, offer counsel in planning and implementing its fundraising campaigns outside of Cleveland and supervise the Mandel School team. Travel, both local and national, is required.

The associate dean is a key member of the dean's senior administrative group, advises the dean, department chairs and members of the faculty, and serves as a primary point of contact to the external community on the positioning of institutional advancement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Focus on revenue generation and reputation of the school.  Identify and develop short and long-term development goals and objectives for the school. (15%)

  2. Build an on-going portfolio of major and principal gift prospects, managing a prospect list of 150 to 200 principal and major gift prospects, and planning strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of major and principal gifts in conjunction with senior development staff. Coordinate and participate in major and principal gift solicitations by working closely with the Senior Director of National Development, the Associate Vice President of Philanthropic Development, Vice President for Development, dean, and school development officers.  Serve as the school's primary contact with regard to fundraising issues. (15%)

  3. Prepare and implement a strategic plan for building sustainable sources of new revenue through national fundraising initiatives. Assist the dean in the strategic planning process for the school. Establish national or international ventures which enhance the stature of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and strengthen ties to key alumni and friends.  Develop sources of revenue and build strategic alliances with national and international institutions, business organizations and foundations through innovative programming and other opportunities consistent with the school’s mission. (10%)

  4. Conceptualize, strategically plan and execute capital campaign plans including the identification of prospects for the capital and endowment needs of the school. (10%)

  5. Collaborate closely with the central campaign/major gifts operation to lead the school's participation in the university's $1.5 billion campaign. Recruit and manage the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences campaign committee. (10%)

  6. Coordinate and participate with the Offices of Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations and Annual Fund to build and maintain comprehensive giving programs. Coordinate and participate with the Offices of Alumni Relations and Marketing and Communications. Responsible for overall planning of the school’s marketing and communication activities as they relate to fundraising and professional visibility. (10%)

  7. Support faculty in the development of proposals to foundations and corporations and work closely with staff to identify foundation prospects (for both college-wide initiatives and faculty research) and cultivate relationships for the purpose of securing grant awards. (10%)

  8. Develop and maintain a network of national and international leaders to be engaged at the school. Identify, qualify, recruit and train a core group of volunteers to assist with regional cultivation and solicitation activities. (10%)

  9. Provide strategic direction for effective alumni and donor relations with the goal of expanding and continually growing alumni and donor outreach. (10%)

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean and the Senior Vice President for University Relations and Development.

CONTACTS

Department: Frequent contact with dean, associate deans, key administrators and departmental chairs.  Contact with faculty, students and staff as required to perform essential functions.

University: Contact with president's office, vice presidents, deans, trustees, alumni, directors of administrative departments, faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions.

External: Daily contact with donors, alumni, foundation representatives, community organizers/advocates, corporate executives and federal, state and local government officials as required to perform essential functions.

Students: Regular contact with undergraduate, graduate and professional students as required to perform essential functions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Supervise two professional staff - Director of Charitable Giving and Director of Development and Alumni Relations, also support staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Must have ten or more years of progressive experience in development, alumni relations, or related field. Experience in an academic environment preferred. A proven track record of successful major gift fundraising, alumni relations, marketing and communications and nonprofit management preferred.

Education/Licensing: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills required.

  2. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.

  3. Ability to interact successfully with a variety of constituents.

  4. Strong organizational planning and management skills.

  5. Ability to supervise a staff and provide leadership to new initiatives.

  6. Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs.

  7. Tenacity in identifying new sources of philanthropic support, ability to close gifts.

  8. Ability to actively engage in strategic planning.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Willingness to travel and work on a flexible time schedule including some evening and weekend hours. Travel outside of the Greater Cleveland area will be required.

APPLY

Please apply by August 18, 2017. 


Date Posted: August 1, 2017

Managing Senior Director of Development

UW Carbone Cancer Center

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Become a part of a team that is dedicated to curing cancer!  The Managing Senior Director of Development will work directly with the Vice President of Development in the Medical Advancement Group regarding the planning, management, and implementation of a comprehensive healthcare philanthropy program in support of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC).

UWCCC, the only NCI designated comprehensive cancer center in Wisconsin, is recognized throughout the Midwest and the nation as one of the leading innovators in cancer research, quality patient care, and active community involvement.  The Center is committed to leading-edge research designed to provide better treatment and ultimately, cures for cancer.  UWCCC is comprised of faculty members working in the area of cancer research, education, and patient care at the School of Medicine and Public Health and the Center is led by Dr. Howard Bailey.

Philanthropy is the key to enabling over 250 cancer physicians and researchers the opportunity to initiate more discoveries, which can be translated to the bedside, improving clinical care for cancer patients in Wisconsin and throughout the US.  Over the past 10 years, the UWCCC has experienced success in building a strong development program with thousands of donors supporting the Center on an annual basis and many of these donors becoming major donors and high-level prospects.  In 2016, UWCCC raised more than $6 million and over 11,000 donors supported the efforts of the Center.  UWCCC has and continues to manage major fundraising events that have been used to identify new prospects/donors along with cultivating/stewarding existing major gift donor/prospects.  A successful candidate for this position will provide not only provide strategic leadership for the UWCCC development program, but will also manage a portfolio of major gift prospects.  The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, energetic, and an innovative team player who possess the requisite compassion to work with people at difficult times in their lives.

The Managing Senior Director of Development will work in collaborative effort to accomplish the following objectives to:

  • Work directly with the Director of the UWCCC and additional medical development leadership to identify the philanthropic priorities of the Center.

  • Successfully manage the UWCCC development team by inspiring collegiality, determining prospect portfolios, and introducing development best practices that will result in an increase in overall donors to UWCCC and major gifts secured to support UWCCC.

  • Serve on the leadership team of the WFAA Medical Advancement Group.

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and manage a portfolio of prospects and donors in order to secure major gifts in support of identified cancer center initiatives and priorities.

  • Develop and maintain effective and consistent internal and external communications.

  • Work directly with UWCCC leadership to organize and manage the UWCCC’s Advisory Board.

  • Identify effective prospect identification tools to link potential donors with department programs and needs.

  • Initiate strategies to enhance donor stewardship.

  • Partner with UWCCC’s External Relations staff to develop materials for increasing awareness of diseases specific research and the UWCCC as destination for philanthropic support.

  • Work collaboratively with the UWCCC’s External Relations and Special Events’ staff to assist in coordination of development events and activities.

  • Be present and visible in the Madison community as a representative of the UWCCC.

A high level of professionalism is required of all Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) staff.  Professionalism is demonstrated by altruism, accountability, fairness, and treating everyone with kindness, respect and dignity.  

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in a fund raising capacity or equivalent work-related experience.

  • High language, mathematical and reasoning ability.

  • Proficiency with office productivity applications and keyboarding.

  • Team leadership; project management skills; interpersonal skills; negotiation; conflict resolution; motivation, listening; organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively and meaningfully with groups and individuals; management/supervision skills; situational leadership; judgment; facilitation; consensus- building; creativity; innovation; business acumen; political savvy; effective working relationships; major gift development expertise.

  • Ability to work in an office setting as well as travel to and in-between local and out of town appointments.

The Managing Senior Director of Development reports to a Vice President of Development in the Medical Advancement Group at WFAA.  This is a challenging, exciting and meaningful full-time position. It does involve travel and attendance at various UWCCC related events.  We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit program.  

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume in a single attachment to:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=uwfound&ccId=19000101_000001&type=JS&lang=en_US

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions at hr@supportuw.org.  Application deadline is August 14.

Mia Kahl

Human Resources

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association

(608) 308-5392

hr@supportuw.org

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is the “doing business as” name of the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation (www.supportuw.org) and the Wisconsin Alumni Association (www.uwalumni.com), whose legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.