Date Posted: February 23, 2018

Director of Development

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Director of Development to join a progressive team within the University's Office of Institutional Advancement. This position is responsible for all philanthropic fundraising activities in support of the School of Computing and Information. Principal responsibilities include identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts, typically in the range of $10K to $25K, with the goal of building toward more $50K+ gifts from individuals.

This position serves as the key partner for the dean on all development and alumni relations initiatives and will work collaboratively with the dean, associate deans, faculty, and others to synthesize information into articulate and compelling cases for support for school funding priorities and to execute fundraising strategies for these priorities. The DoD will have a portfolio of 75 to 100 key donors and will be responsible for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. This position will also be responsible for assessing the office's ability to execute all fundraising and alumni relations strategy and, as appropriate, make recommendations for optimum staffing.

A qualified candidate must possess and demonstrate superior oral and written skills with an ability to persuade, strong organizational skills to support independent and joint travel with the dean or faculty, and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Bachelor's degree required. Graduate degree preferred. A minimum of five years of major gift fundraising experience, preferably in higher education.This position requires some travel and occasional evening and weekend work.


Date Posted: February 19, 2018

DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING, ATHLETICS

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

School/Center Overview:

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

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

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

Duties:

This role is part of the Penn Champions Club team, which is the alumni relations and development arm for the Department of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) at The University of Pennsylvania that sponsors 33 varsity sports and dozens of club and intramural opportunities. The Penn Champions Club is committed to providing a world-class experience for Penn student-athletes in the classroom, in the community and in competition. Its staff fosters relationships with alumni, donors, parents, volunteers, coaches, other athletics staff as well as colleagues in Penn Development and Alumni Relations in support of overall DRIA fundraising achievement. The Director of Annual Giving is an integral part of the DRIA development team and reports to the Sr. Associate Athletic Director. This individual is responsible for managing and supervising DRIA's annual giving program, supporting DRIA's external development communication strategies (print and web) as well as manage and oversee Asst. Director of Events as well as the Asst. Director of Data Analytics.

Create, implement, manage and grow the Penn Athletics annual fund by engaging alumni and other external audiences (including current parents, former parents, former student-athletes, and friends of Penn Athletics, etc.). Reporting to the Sr. Associate AD for Development and Alumni Relations and working with the Director of Major Gifts, Associate Directors, Major Gifts, and Assistant Directors, Annual Fund this position will: Engage in all aspects of the DRIA's annual fund marketing efforts, including determining target audiences, generating new and creative marketing themes, producing fundraising material and collateral, determining efficient delivery mechanisms to constituents (direct mail appeals, publications, web, social media, e-communications, phone-a-thons, etc.). Conceptualize, develop and administer the creation and launch of a young alumni giving club. Conceptualize, develop and administer comprehensive communication plan that brings uniformity to the messaging from 18 different sports across multiple communication platforms and channels.

Manage two FTEs: Assistant Director for Data Analytics and Assistant Director for Events. A focus will be on making the events process more efficient and the data analytics process more productive. The importance of this role will only be heightened with the backdrop of the capital campaign Penn is entering into.

In collaboration with the Asst. Director for Data Analytics, research, compile and prepare various data for analysis and reporting. Work with the Sr. Associate AD in creation of DRIA publications (Annual Report, Honor Roll, membership guide, etc.). Manage athletics development website content creation and implementation. Responsible for database management, online reports, creating email groups, constituent record keeping and ongoing analysis of prospect pool and annual giving patterns. Manage prospect research pipeline to identify major gift prospects through annual giving pipeline. Identify and rate new prospects capable of making gifts of $25,000 or more. Collaborate with Asst. Director of Administration and Volunteer Management on gift acknowledgements, solicitation letters, and stewardship reports. Evaluate, enhance and manage annual giving clubs, recreation, challenge gifts, including solicitation materials and website.

Write gift proposals and other materials as needed. Represent the Department at regional and on-campus events. Create, implement and manage Penn Champions Club social media strategy across multiple social media platforms.

Promote involvement of volunteers and board members in the Program's fund-raising efforts.

Qualifications:

BA/BS Degree. 3-5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience preferably in sales, business development or related field. Familiarity with Penn and/or solid understanding of a major research university environment. Strong Communication skills, both oral and written. Solid administrative skills with ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize and motivate a team of professionals to achieve fundraising goals and non-financial alumni relations goals. Ability to work independently, but collaboratively, in goal-oriented team environment. Must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to travel as part of their duties. Evening and weekend work required.

Special Requirements:

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Quick Links: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/32665

Affirmative Action Statement:

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


Date Posted: February 17, 2018

Director, Development Operations and Finance

American Museum Of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is seeking a Director, Development Operations and Finance. Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, Finance and Administration, the successful candidate will be a results-oriented leader seeking to make a significant impact on the division's finance and operations. He/she will play a vital role within the museum's Institutional Advancement group, advising on best practices for gift acceptance, processing, tracking, reporting and analytics. The Director must have a deep understanding of gift acceptance and processing practices, including how to deal with gifts from donor-advised funds and other restricted gift vehicles, and caging services and fulfillment, among other development operation processes. The Director will be expected to help the Senior Director in assessing our database utilization, determining the usefulness of our policies and procedures, and developing and maintaining more effective financial and operation processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop new gift processing methods, making recommendations for automation and data collection improvements where appropriate.
  • Oversee gift coding and entry, gift campaign attribution, and other gift processing element standards to ensure optimal collection of data for both audit and analytical purposes. 
  • Develop new reporting review processes, to ensure donor proposals and reports are financially accurate.
  • Advise senior leadership on best practices, including refining data tracking methods for better analytics and compliance to regulatory requirements such as gift acceptance policies.
  • Oversee data entry team and maintain accurate records as required.
  • Develop, monitor and report on extensive KPI's, including financial and non-financial metrics, with specific attention paid to understanding the impact of new initiatives, such the recently implemented membership payment plans.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1163639

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

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

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

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Date Posted: February 16, 2018

DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING, LAW SCHOOL

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

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

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

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

School/Center Overview:

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

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

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

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

Duties

Penn Law is one of the oldest and most distinguished law schools in the United States. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania, and a supportive intellectual community for scholars and students alike.

The Director of Annual Giving reports to the Director of Development.

The Director of Annual Giving has direct and primary responsibility for creating, implementing, administering and managing programs, staff and volunteers to meet the Law School's $3.0 million annual giving goal. This program is expected to grow at a minimum of 4 percent per annum. The Director of Annual Giving will manage a prospect pool.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees the following Programs: Reunion Giving; Non-Reunion giving; Benjamin Franklin Society; Young Benjamin Franklin Society, Class Agent Program; Penn@Work, GOLD program, 3L Gift Drive; Telemarketing and Direct Mail, which includes the design and drafting of approximately twenty direct mail solicitations and e-solicitations.

  2. Identifies, develops and manages an annual giving prospect pool. The minimum gift ask is $25,000 over five years for both restricted and unrestricted purposes. It is expected that the Director of Annual Giving will make 150 personal visits per fiscal year.

  3. In collaboration with the Stewardship Team creates a robust and compelling stewardship plan for Annual Donors.

  4. In collaboration with the Alumni Relations Team creates a yearly plan for engaging young alumni.

  5. In collaboration with the Reunion Team creates a marketing campaign including Spotlight emails for Reunion fundraising and attendance

  6. Supervises Assistant Director of Law Annual Giving and one support staff person.

  7. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 3years of fundraising or related experience included but not limited to marketing; sales; admissions and/or career planning; preferably in a higher education or university setting. Outstanding written and oral communications skills. Demonstrated success in program and personnel management. Occasional overnight travel and some evening and weekend work. Valid driver's license required.

Special Requirements:

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Quick Links: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/33992

Affirmative Action Statement:

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


Date Posted: February 16, 2018

Manager, Digital Communication and Services

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

Requisition # 2018-8422
Department Adv-Office of Alumni Affairs
Category Communications and Public Relations
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline

Overview
Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, the Manager, Digital Communications
and Services in the Office of Alumni Affairs oversees a wide range of activities that center on
the creation of customized digital solutions, particularly as they relate to alumni events. Creation of these solutions often requires the coordination of activities of multiple contributors. The Manager project-manages work streams, as well as the hands-on implementation required to get the job done. In addition, the Manager will be the central lead for data, metrics, and reporting for the Office of Alumni Affairs.

Responsibilities
The Manager will be the expert user/subject matter expert (SME) of the email marketing, event
registration, form, survey, and reporting tools; the content management system; and other
internally used systems and will provide training to other users within the Office of Alumni
Affairs as needed. The Manager will collaborate regularly with colleagues in the Office of
Alumni Affairs and will be involved in workflow that touches many areas of the office and will
need to be comfortable proactively requesting updates and end products from others.

  • Work with the Office of Alumni Affairs staff to define requirements for customized digital services primarily related to the office's annual signature events including Reunions, Alumni Day, affinity-based conferences, and volunteer leadership conferences, as well as regional events and graduate alumni focused events.
  • Develop digital solution concepts and execute those solutions in partnership with colleagues within the Office of Alumni Affairs.
  • Manage more complex projects ensuring that other contributing stakeholders are meeting deliverable timelines.
  • Execute digital communication tasks to support production of broadcast emails, newsletters and website updates in support of the needs of specific events.
  • Coordinate with event owners and the leader of communication efforts.
  • Play a lead role in developing key dashboards and other metric driven reports. Collect data, analyze data and generate custom and ongoing reports to share with Alumni Affairs staff. Act as the repository for metric data and develop customized reports as required for staff and/or University leadership.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of five years digital communications experience including expertise with various digital communication tools (content management systems, event marketing, and registration, form building, survey building, reporting, apps)
  • Strong project management skills to create structured project plans, manage project progress and timelines
  • Ability to listen effectively to the needs of others on the staff in order to deliver on their expectations.
  • Strong organizational skills to track all those efforts and organize the work in a way that all timelines can be met.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong sensibility around design and user experience with broadcast emails, newsletters, websites and mobile.
  • Able to collect and analyze data and present in easy to understand report formats.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with varied teams
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships of trust with a wide array of colleagues, volunteers, and other partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer relations skills.
  • High degree of professionalism, poise, and positive ‘can do' attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent oral and written communications, organization and problem-solving skills, along with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed, including “all hands on deck” annual events (Reunions, Alumni Day, affinity-based and volunteer leadership conferences).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Drupal and iModules environments, desktop publishing software and social media tools a plus.

Selected candidates will be asked to share their work portfolio.

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

Salary Grade ADM, 050

Standard Weekly Hours 36.25

Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours Ability to work occasional weekends for signature events, as needed.

Eligible for Overtime No

Benefits Eligible Yes

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail) No

Physical Capacity Exam Required No

Valid Driver's License Required No

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Date Posted: February 13, 2018

CLASS GIVING DIRECTOR, 25TH AND 30TH REUNIONS

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

School/Center Overview:

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

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

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

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

Established in 1927, The Penn Fund, Penn's undergraduate annual giving fund, serves as the primary philanthropic vehicle for Penn's 100,000+ strong community of undergraduate alumni and students. Gifts to The Penn Fund benefit the University's highest undergraduate priorities through unrestricted support and individual endowed scholarships.

The Penn Fund organization includes a team of class giving directors who work in partnership with volunteers and development colleagues to achieve class fundraising goals with the greatest emphasis on the two classes under their management celebrating a quinquennial reunion. Reporting to the Director of Class Giving and Reunion Programs, the position of Class Giving Director (CGD) must be able to ask for leadership level gifts on personal visits and email and support their respective alumni volunteers at a very high level, as these individuals are often critical to the success of our fundraising goals. Likewise, it is expected that the CDG is a true collegial partner within the complex framework of the Development and Alumni Relations staffing structure at the University of Pennsylvania. The CGD for the 25th and 30th reunion will complete 80 visits per year including West Coast travel and regionally as needed. These classes generally bring in the highest dollars and have the most active volunteers for a reunion class.

Duties and responsibilities:

The Class Giving Director is a highly performing position that inspires alumni to support their alma mater through philanthropy and volunteerism. Under the general direction of the Director of Class Giving & Reunion Programs responsibilities for the class giving director position fall primarily into the three categories: front-line fundraising through personal visits, phone and email; volunteer management; and internal project management. The position is responsible for the solicitation of top Penn Fund prospects in the 25th and 30th reunion as well as work with eight additional classes to support the class's Penn Fund giving dollars and donors. Additionally, create and manage highly motivated gift committees to solicit classmates at the leadership level and inspire loyal giving. Partner with prospect managers to solicit assigned alumni for Penn Fund and scholarship gifts. Lastly, the position will also require management of data and analysis to identify top prospects and volunteers with a keen attention to detail.

Front-line fundraising duties include contacting prospective donors via personal visits, telephone and email and to solicit at least 500 prospects in person, via email or phone, or through a volunteer.

  • 250 solicitations at the Benjamin Franklin Society level ($2,500+)

  • Conduct no less than 80 personal visits per year, with special emphasis on solicitation of BFS prospects and endowed scholarship solicitations of $150,000 or more.

Recruit, train and manage the activity of 25th and 30th highly motivated gift committee volunteers, as well as manage the solicitations within all classes from the 21st through 31st reunions.

  • Work with colleagues and volunteers on assigning a minimum of 200 peer prospects for volunteer solicitations.

  • Communicate regularly with individual volunteers and committees, sharing progress to goals, strategies for solicitation, and information regarding reunion giving priorities.

  • The ideal candidate must display strong organizational and project management abilities.

The ideal candidate will successfully finesse Penn's relationship hierarchy and must demonstrate an ability to evaluate class-giving patterns, identify prospective donors, and assess progress towards goals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable and adept with utilizing data and analysis tools, and will bring an analytical viewpoint to the position.

Internal responsibilities include frequent collaboration with The Penn Fund Marketing and Donor Participation Team, The Office of Alumni Relations, Central Major Gifts Team, and School and Center based fundraising staff.

May assist with the temporary staffing of classes during staff transition on the class giving team.

Participation is expected at events such as the Penn Reunion Leadership Conference (PRLC), Alumni Weekend, Homecoming, volunteer appreciation events, regional pre-reunion events, and other events where our alumni are able to be engaged.

Qualifications:

BA/BS from an accredited 4-year college or university required. 3-5 years relevant work experience with at least 2 years experience in fundraising/gift solicitation, preferably in higher education is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as solid interpersonal skills are required. Initiative, enthusiasm, collegiality, and flexibility are highly desirable traits. Must uphold a commitment to the organizational values of Penn Development and Alumni Relations. Must possess a valid driver's license and be willing to travel as part of duties. Evening and weekend work will be required. Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less.

Special Requirements:

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Quick Links:
https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/34428

Affirmative Action Statement:

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


Date Posted: February 9, 2018

Associate Director of Development

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

Description: 

This person is responsible for the management of relationships with a portfolio of major gift prospects for the College of Engineering, with a focus on the Biomedical Engineering (BME), Chemical Engineering (ChemE), and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) alumni. Major gift prospects are individuals who have been determined to have the ability to make gifts that generally range from $25K to $999K.

This gift officer will be responsible primarily for prospects supporting the departments of BME, ChemE, and EPP. This gift officer will develop and implement strategies for securing financial support from this group and will manage a portfolio of 125 prospects. Travel outside the Pittsburgh region is normally required 12 to 15 times a year or 36 to 45 days per year.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts for the university from alumni, parents, and friends.
  • Working closely with the respective department heads in defining philanthropy priorities and relationship opportunities, such as strategic opportunities for alumni engagement (i.e. mentoring of students, guest lectures, etc.) that lead to the overall advancement of the department’s activities.
  • Identifying and cultivating top alumni and friends of the department as representatives on the Department Head’s Council.
  • Additionally, this gift officer will – in conjunction with the BME, ChemE, and EPP department heads and key faculty – drive the strategic direction for the departments' philanthropic and alumni engagement efforts, and
  • Implementation of key cultivation and stewardship initiatives.  

In order to be successful in this endeavor, the gift officer will be expected to coordinate with the department head, key faculty, staff members, and students to drive initiatives and activities for alumni engagement. This individual must be able to work independently while also working as a member of the College of Engineering Advancement team and must coordinate his/her activities with those of other units in University Advancement, other units at the university and the overall Individual Giving fundraising effort.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3-5 years Major Gift Fundraising Experience required
  • 3-5 years Non-Profit or Higher Education Fundraising Experience

More Information

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

Carnegie Mellon University 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.

Job Function: Advancement / Development 

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 

Time Type: Full Time 

Organization: CIT DEAN'S OFFICE 

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 

Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent 

Salary: Negotiable


Date Posted: February 9, 2018

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

The National World War II Museum

New Orleans, Louisiana

The National World War II Museum invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Vice President will be a seasoned advancement professional with experience in capital campaign fundraising as well as strategic and administrative leadership and will embrace the unique, compelling mission of the institution.

The National WWII Museum tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world—why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today—so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. The museum boasts over 700,000 annual visitors a year and in 2017 TripAdvisor ranked it as the No. 2 museum in the country and world.

Annually, the Museum secures $30 million in philanthropic support towards the $400 million The Road to Victory Capital Campaign as well as approximately $15 million from membership, events, grants, and corporate gifts that support the Museum's operations and educational programs. To date, $308 million has been raised and the conclusion of the campaign is scheduled for 2020. The Museum also engages 157,000 members and donors in a myriad of social, volunteer, and service activities.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement will serve as a key member of the museum's leadership team and be expected to build and sustain strong and sincere interpersonal relationships both internally and externally, will demonstrate a track record of major and principal gift fundraising success, and will possess the leadership and managerial experience necessary to direct, inspire, and motivate an experienced advancement team of 28 professionals.

The Vice President will have fifteen years or more of fundraising experience with a minimum of ten years of capital campaign and major gift experience; preferably with a national campaign scope of $100 million or more. The Vice President will be detail-oriented, and a clear and transparent leader who values innovation and creativity, and is well versed in current relationship-driven fundraising and engagement strategies and tactics. Intellectual depth, moral integrity, and energy along with a passion for the Museum's vision, mission, and goals is imperative.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries and applications, including letter of interest and resume, should be forwarded, in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LP

WW2VPAdvancement@storbecksearch.com

For more information about The National WWII Museum and its programs, please visit: https://www.nationalww2museum.org/

The National WWII Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.


Date Posted: February 9, 2018

Director, Annual Giving

UCLA Health Sciences Development

UCLA Health Sciences is generating life-saving therapies, developing innovative tools and transforming patient experiences. Every year more than 500,000 patients receive exceptional care at UCLA’s hospitals and clinics and by the work done within the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. UCLA’s four hospitals are repeatedly ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. As part of the UCLA Centennial Campaign, UCLA scientists are at the cutting edge of curing diseases and improving health in six major themes:

  • Cancer

  • Cardiovascular medicine

  • Immunity/inflammation/infection/transplantation (I3T)

  • Metabolism

  • Neuroscience

  • Regenerative medicine

Driving these efforts is the ability to raise funds that keep UCLA on the cutting edge of medical education and research. As we enter the final stretch of the UCLA Centennial Campaign, Health Sciences has raised $1.4B of a $2B goal. Philanthropy paves the way for healing as we continue to strive forward in unlocking the possibility of what can be accomplished next.

As the Director of Annual Giving for UCLA Health Sciences Development, you will successfully lead and manage a team to implement a data-driven annual giving program, increase the base of support and serve the priority needs of the University's medical enterprise (UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine).

We are looking for a proven fundraiser with impactful leadership skills and experience collaborating with a wide array of constituents. The Director will plan and coordinate donor acquisitions and renewal strategies for annual giving programs, manage team members and oversee the annual giving budget. This is an exciting time to join the team working to ensure that UCLA patients receive the most compassionate, comprehensive care possible.

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

For a more detailed description of this position, please visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at: www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions” #27234.

Salary:  
$81,000 - $110,000


Date Posted: February 4, 2018

Assistant Dean for Advancement and External Affairs, College of Engineering & Computer Science

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Syracuse, NY

Job Description

Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science and its Division of Advancement and External Affairs are seeking an accomplished leader with demonstrated experience to serve as the next Assistant Dean for Advancement & External Affairs for the College of Engineering & Computer Science.

It's an exciting time to be at Syracuse University! As we prepare for the 150th anniversary of the University's founding in 2020, we're strengthening our engagement and fundraising efforts across all aspects of the University. Simply said, SU is on the move!

The Assistant Dean, who reports jointly to the Dean of the College and to the University's Vice President for Development is a key member of the College's leadership team responsible for the development and execution of the college's fundraising strategic plan, and directs and coordinates all of the College's fundraising and engagement efforts.

The position directly oversees the College's advancement, external relations, and communications and marketing staff, and has direct, front-line responsibility for solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of major donors and prospective donors.

The Assistant Dean works closely with the Dean's Leadership Council, which serves as the College's advisory board.

This individual serves as a liaison between the College and the University Division of Advancement and External Affairs and is a member of the University Advancement Leadership Team, which is collectively responsible for the development and execution of Syracuse University's fundraising and engagement strategy, cultivating and stewarding the University's alumni and friends to build life-long relationships and to bring resources to SU for its institutional priorities.

At the University level, the Assistant Dean partners with Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Planned Giving, Major and Principal Gifts. At the College level, the Assistant Dean partners with the offices for Research, Corporate Engagement and Career Services as well as with staff and faculty colleagues within the College.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the College's Chief Advancement Officer creating strategy for the college and the AEA Team that includes alumni, corporations and foundations

  • Lead and participate in campaign planning, implementation and achievement of stated goals

  • Direct the College in planning, organizing, and managing all aspects of operational functions including direct supervision and/or oversight of professional and support staff of the College AEA team

  • Cultivate relationships between donors and the College, including an active and philanthropic Advisory Board

  • Serve as a liaison to all the Colleges various alumni and advisory boards

  • Travel nationally to cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospective donors

  • Direct the College efforts in planning, executing and marketing College events and special initiatives aimed at cultivating donors, engaging alumni, and enhancing the reputation of the school

  • Coordinate with the Dean, the Senior VP for Advancement, and the Vice President for Development regarding strategy and alignment with central Advancement's objectives. Includes collaboration with the Associate VP of Principal Gifts for identified & prospective donors at the highest level as well as the Associate VP for International Advancement for all international activity

  • Work with faculty in the College and leaders in the offices for research, corporate engagement and career services to involve them with fund development and alumni engagement where appropriate

  • Work with the College Budget Office to align gift accounts and operational budget

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred

  • Considerable experience in fund-raising work in higher education is required

  • A valid driver's license is required

Job Specific Qualifications

  • Strong experience in major gift fundraising with a demonstrated record of successfully soliciting six and seven figure gifts

  • Prior experience leading and managing a comprehensive development operation, including the effective leadership and direction of an experienced, professional staff

  • Possession of outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to build collaborative relationships. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of academic alumni engagement and development activities

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with partners and colleagues across a complex institutional framework

  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills

About the College

Established in 1901, the College of Engineering and Computer Science is located on Syracuse University's 270-acre campus in the heart of Central New York. Syracuse is recognized as a student-focused global research university renowned for academic rigor, richly diverse learning experiences, and a spirit of discovery.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science offers more than 30 programs in four departments—Biomedical and Chemical Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Our community of scholars is united in our commitment to the advancement of knowledge. The success of our College and, most importantly, our students stems from a special combination of rigorous thinking, deep knowledge, empathy, responsiveness, creativity, and the agility necessary to span the boundaries of disciplines, job descriptions, and cultures. We are equally committed to education and research and seek to achieve nothing less than a higher quality of life for all by building a safer, healthier, and more sustainable world.

The College is led by Teresa Dahlberg, who has served as Dean since 2015. Dean Dahlberg, with undergraduate preparation in electrical engineering and doctoral preparation in computer engineering, is widely known and recognized for her interdisciplinary work. She previously served with the National Science Foundation as an expert in the Computer Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate (2011) and was a member of the CISE Advisory Committee (2011-2013). She has lectured and published widely on wireless networking research, with a focus on resource management, routing and fault tolerance for hybrid network architectures. More recently, her lectures and publications address novel approaches to education and broadening participation, with a focus on preparing global-minded science and engineering innovators and leaders.

Please apply at https://www.sujobopps.com job #034146 and attach a cover letter and resume. Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.


Date Posted: February 1, 2018

Presbyterian Historical Society

Department of the Office of the General Assembly Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

OPEN POSITION: Development Associate

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

CO-SUPERVISES: Development and Communications Assistant

LOCATION: Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA

TIMELINE: Immediate

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor Degree and minimum of 2 years nonprofit development experience.

DESCRIPTION:

Assist Director of Development in implementing PHS’s annual fundraising plan, with focus on growing financial support from prospects and low to mid-level donors/members through annual appeals, cultivation materials, and targeted special events. Serve as support for Director of Development by providing prospect research, preparation of materials required for donor cultivation and solicitation, and assisting with creating strategies for prospect and donor engagement. Responsible for database management, including reporting, analysis, data integrity and security.

Please send your cover letter & resume to phsjobs@history.pcusa.org   You may also request a copy of the complete position description.   The subject line on your email must read: Development Associate    

The position will be open until filled.

The Office of the General Assembly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Date Posted: February 1, 2018

Washington University in St. Louis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The university’s operating budget for fiscal year 2015 topped $2.7 billion. As of June 30, 2016, the market value of the endowment was $6.5 billion.

Alumni & Development Programs

Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) is the division committed to supporting and advancing the impact of the university on individuals and communities around the world.  We’re heading into the final months of the Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, making this an especially exciting time for you to consider joining our team.  You and your colleagues will partner with alumni and friends of the university to ensure a strong foundation for the future.  

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

Open Positions:

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

Medical Development

Annual Giving

Development Communications

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.