Date Posted: January 30, 2017

VICE CHANCELLOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, KNOXVILLE

Knoxville, Tennessee

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. in the search for the Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Affairs for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Reporting jointly to the newly appointed Chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and the President & CEO of the University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. (UTFI), the Vice Chancellor is the Chief Development and Alumni Relations Officer for UTK and is responsible for achieving UTK’s fundraising and alumni goals and objectives in support of its 28,000 students.

It is an exciting time to join UTK. With newly appointed Chancellor Dr. Beverly J. Davenport at the helm, the Vice Chancellor will serve as part of UTK’s senior management team and provide strategic and thoughtful leadership while empowering 90 advancement team members in an effort to continue UTK’s overall momentum. UTK’s flagship campus is highly engaged in building a transformative philanthropic culture that is both an economic driver and contributor to the state of Tennessee. With an ambitious goal to join the ranks of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, the campus is currently in the silent phase of a capital campaign to maintain, nurture, and strengthen a community of more than 235,000 alumni and 43,000 donors of the University.

The ideal candidate for the position of Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Affairs will be a demonstrated leader in philanthropy and relationship building. She or he will have managed a high performance program in the past and will bring a combination of strong business intellect and in-depth knowledge of effective fundraising strategies and operations to provide management oversight, leadership, and strategic direction to the position. The UTFI is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the Knoxville campus.  

As the preeminent research-based, flagship land-grant university in the state, UTK embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions. UTK’s Carnegie Classification is Research University (very high research activity). Most undergraduates are full-time, and admission to graduate and professional programs are also competitive. Graduate offerings include master’s, doctoral, and professional programs that focus both on research and practice. Top ranked programs such as Supply Chain Management and Logistics, Printmaking, and Nuclear Engineering, as well as the University’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are among UTK’s unique characteristics.

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. enriches the lives of the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the University of Tennessee System through alumni engagement, financial stewardship, and private gift support. The UT Foundation is an interdependent not-for-profit organization created in 2001 to support the University of Tennessee System’s educational, research, and public activities. UTFI has set a goal to increase private gift support by $100 million annually across the UT system, and all of its campuses by 2020.

The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. The University of Tennessee Foundation, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the University of Tennessee Foundation’s legal duty to furnish information.


Date Posted: January 27, 2017

Senior Associate Director of Bryn Mawr Fund Marketing

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College is accepting applications for the position of Senior Associate Director of Bryn Mawr Fund Marketing.

Bryn Mawr is a private liberal arts institution located approximately 11 miles west of Philadelphia, PA., and serves a population of 1,800 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College has a long tradition of educational excellence offering a dynamic and challenging work environment with many opportunities for professional growth.   We are easily reached by public transportation and most major highways.  

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

Reporting to the Director of the Annual Giving, the Senior Associate Director of Bryn Mawr Fund Marketing plays a key part in growing overall participation rates of graduate and undergraduate alumnae/i and parents and increasing memberships of Bryn Mawr’s loyal donor society (Archways).  The Senior Associate Director will manage and oversee the work of two direct reports: The Assistant Director of Annual Giving and The Bryn Mawr Fund Associate and will oversee, conceive and carry out marketing strategies and communications in collaboration with colleagues in The Bryn Mawr Fund Office, and more broadly with colleagues in the departments of Alumnae/i Relations and Development and College Communications.   

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with the Director of Annual Giving to create a comprehensive strategy for short and long term donor growth of The Bryn Mawr Fund including the two Graduate Funds.

  • Manage and oversee the work of two direct reports: The Assistant Director of Annual Giving; and Bryn Mawr Fund Associate.  Hire (when necessary), train, and coach these staff members to support and advance fundraising efforts that build greater awareness on the importance of giving to The Bryn Mawr Fund among various constituency groups. Particular oversight in mail-house production, in-house mailings, data and list management, phone-a-thon, and student and young alumnae philanthropy. Monitor staff progress against established goals on an on-going basis.

  • Work with the Director of Annual Giving to develop and execute a strategic communications plan each year to maximize fundraising results through segmented cross-channeled mass communications involving direct mail; phone-a-thon; email; website, and social media.

  • Manage and oversee creation and production, from draft through distribution of final product, communications to Bryn Mawr’s donor constituencies and Bryn Mawr Fund programs in the four media groups stated above.  Types of projects include brochures, letters, emails, inserts, invitations, web site content, targeted short-term online giving campaigns, and ads. Ensure error-free content and successful completion of marketing projects by managing production schedules, data pulls, and tracking costs and expenditures for each project.

  • Plan and execute short-term challenges that encompass a broad based population of the Bryn Mawr community. Partner with Development Operations staff and possible outside vendors on website platforms for a timely and robust online presence, promotion, counting and giving capabilities.   Partner with communications on video and visual needs.  Partner with the Director of Annual Giving, Campaign Team and the broader Development and Alumnae Relations departments on various strategies to meet goals of the challenges.   

  • Research trends in solicitation marketing.   

  • Show measurable results, which include bringing direct mail, phone-a-thon, and online appeal results to a "higher" level in terms of increased giving or demonstrating procedural improvements.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Annual Giving.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
This position reports to the Director of Annual Giving and may also have direct contact with various members of the College community, including the President’s Office, Board of Trustees, Alumnae/i Relations and Development,  College Communications, the Graduate Schools, faculty, administrators alumnae/i, parents and students.

SCOPE AND COMPLEXITY:

  • Specific direction: Is professional, responsible and works with a sense of urgency; plans and arranges own work in an organized, assertive, and proactive way; accomplishes assigned objectives in a timely fashion; uses a wide range of procedures; refers unusual or situations to the Director.

  • Work is subject to a general overview.

  • Errors result in loss of time, money, and may affect the reputation of the department and the College.

  • Basic research analysis in performance of duties.

  • Access to confidential gift and donor records.

  • Frequent exposure to deadlines.

  • Work assignments are received on a weekly basis (or as needed) in oral and written format from the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • A minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible and relevant experience in fundraising, with particular experience in higher education annual giving, communications and marketing.

  • Management experience is required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to proofread are key.

  • Must possess a high level of motivation and organization with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks effectively.

  • Knowledge of internet technology and trends in giving.

  • Strong computer skills, for composing correspondence, list management, and data analysis.

  • Maintenance of deadlines and achievement of ambitious goals are a priority.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to work outside of normal business hours.

  • Able to work well in a complex and/or team-oriented environment.

  • Must have an appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education in a culturally diverse community.

PHYSICAL EFFORT/ENVIRONMENT:
Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Walking, standing, bending, and twisting are required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. General office and campus environment with duties that require the employee interact with other departments, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and visitors.

TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to jobs@brynmawr.edu.

Bryn Mawr College is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and we welcome applications from all candidates.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.


Date Posted: January 27, 2017

university OF WASHINGTON

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR for advancement


Date Posted: January 27, 2017

Vice President for Advancement

College of Wooster

Wooster, Ohio

The College of Wooster invites applications and nominations for the Vice President for Advancement. Reporting to the President of the College, the Vice President will be a proven leader with a passion for fundraising and the ability to develop and implement a strategic vision that supports the College's distinctive curriculum and mission.

Wooster is recognized as America's premier college for mentored undergraduate research. It offers an excellent, comprehensive liberal arts education, culminating with the Senior Independent Study (I.S.), a rigorous, year-long project which is the hallmark of Wooster's curriculum. Mentored by a faculty nationally recognized for excellence in teaching, Wooster graduates are creative and independent thinkers with exceptional abilities to ask important questions, research complex issues, solve problems, and communicate new knowledge and insight.

Wooster enrolls approximately 2,000 students, from 47 states and 39 countries, who choose from more than 50 academic programs in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and the arts. It has 171 full time faculty, 96% holding a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. The college is located in the city of Wooster, a vibrant community of 26,000 residents, approximately 50 miles from Cleveland and 35 miles from Akron.

In 2007, the College concluded the most successful comprehensive fund-raising campaign in its history which exceeded its $122 million goal by more than 20%, bringing in $147.9 million to support the College's most important priorities. Currently, Wooster is in the leadership phase of the campaign, which is expected to be publicly launched in April of 2017 and to conclude in July of 2018. The campaign focuses on fundraising around the college's priorities of student financial aid, faculty support, experiential education, life sciences, and The Wooster Fund. An emphasis on building broad-based alumni engagement and increasing the overall participation of alumni, parents and friends will also be a focus of the campaign. To date, a public goal has not been announced, but fundraising efforts have already produced a gift total that is the greatest in the College's history. In addition, the $40 million goal for building the life sciences center has been surpassed and the Williams Hall of Life Science is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2018. The success of this campaign, even prior to public announcement, is due to an invested donor community who trust and support the mission of the College, a seasoned staff who value collaboration and innovation, and an institution committed to entrepreneurial vision and making things happen.

The Vice President for Advancement manages all aspects of the College's fundraising efforts and will provide the vision, strategic direction and leadership for all development and alumni relations functions. In addition, the Vice President will build strong and lasting relationships with key College leaders as well as the College's many external constituents. The Vice President will oversee a team of 29 staff members and a budget of approximately $1.2 Million in addition to a separate, board approved, campaign budget, and serve as a key member of the President's Cabinet.

The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with a deep understanding of and commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the college and be passionate about philanthropy and crafting fundraising strategies. Candidates from both academic and non-academic environments are welcome; a bachelor's degree is expected.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience developing and articulating a strategic vision with measurable goals, and have an understanding of the ways fundraising strategies are changing, a willingness to embrace change and seek out innovative solutions. Candidates should have demonstrated success with growing a donor base, soliciting and closing principal gifts, and experience in comprehensive campaign planning and implementation. Experience being a trusted leader who is able to serve as reliable counsel to the Board, President and other staff, while also able to leverage their specialized experience, council, vision and support is required. The candidate should be a strong manager with an approachable and motivational leadership style that promotes mentorship, collaboration, professional development, and innovation. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills will be required in addition to the ability to successfully recruit, develop, and retain top-tier talent while also maintaining a culture of accountability through data-driven goals and performance metrics. The candidate will serve as an institution-wide partner and team player who is able to engage in constructive dialogue and to advocate persuasively for the mission and priorities of advancement as well as show a commitment to listening and problem-solving.

For best consideration, please send all inquiries, nominations and applications – electronically and in confidence to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel and Associates, LP

WoosterVPAdvancement@storbecksearch.com

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of The College of Wooster to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment, and to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment all persons, regardless of their status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy applies to all employment actions, including, but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Employees of and applicants to The College of Wooster will not be subject to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisting in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights related to any federal, state, or local laws regarding EEO for minorities, females, qualified individuals with disabilities, or qualified protected veterans.


Date Posted: January 25, 2017

Associate Dean for Advancement

Mellon College of Science

Carnegie Mellon University

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in its search for an Associate Dean for Advancement for the Mellon College of Science (MCS) who will accelerate CMU’s continued ascent within the ranks of the world’s great universities. This leader will join the University Advancement management team as CMU strives to elevate its advancement program ahead of a comprehensive campaign.

The Associate Dean for Advancement position in the Mellon College of Science is new for CMU, and this leader will work in partnership with the MCS Dean and the University Advancement Assistant Vice President for College Development and University Initiatives to develop and execute a comprehensive development plan for MCS. The College is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. Its faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance, and neuroscience.

This position will manage advancement staff assigned to the College and create a portfolio of prospects, the composition of which will be determined by opportunities within MCS. The successful Associate Dean for Advancement will execute cultivation and solicitation strategies for these prospects while developing a strategic advancement vision.

It is an exciting time to join the Carnegie Mellon community. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, the institution has soared to national and international leadership in higher education and research. A birthplace of innovation since its founding, it continues to be known for creativity, solutions to real-world problems, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Its alumni have earned distinction around the globe — from Nobel Prize recipients to Tony Award winners, from Wall Street CEOs to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and from groundbreaking educators to pioneering researchers.

Carnegie Mellon is a highly regarded global research university, ranked 23rd in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. For more than a decade, CMU has consistently ranked as a top 25 university in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. A master’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience is preferred. At least seven years of progressively responsible development experience is required, with at least five of those years spent in management. Experience in a campaign environment is desirable.

Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/AA employer and offers a diverse environment with a flexible benefits package, including a generous retirement plan, tuition remission, and paid time off policy, as well as many professional development, health, and wellness opportunities.


Date Posted: January 25, 2017

Associate Dean for Advancement

Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Mellon University

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in its search for an Associate Dean for Advancement for the Tepper School of Business who will accelerate CMU’s continued ascent within the ranks of the world’s great universities. This leader will join the University Advancement management team as CMU strives to elevate its advancement program ahead of a comprehensive campaign.

The Associate Dean for Advancement position for the Tepper School of Business will work in partnership with the Dean and the University Advancement Assistant Vice President for College Development and University Initiatives to develop and execute a comprehensive development plan for the business school. The Tepper School is a destination business school with a #6 ranked undergraduate program and #18 ranked MBA program out of the more than 450 schools listed by U.S. News and World Report.

This position will manage advancement staff assigned to the Tepper School and cultivate a portfolio of prospects, leading the team by example. The successful Associate Dean for Advancement will execute solicitation strategies for these prospects while developing a strategic advancement vision.

It is an exciting time to join the Carnegie Mellon community. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, the institution has soared to national and international leadership in higher education and research. A birthplace of innovation since its founding, it continues to be known for creativity, solutions to real-world problems, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Its alumni have earned distinction around the globe — from Nobel Prize recipients to Tony Award winners, from Wall Street CEOs to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and from groundbreaking educators to pioneering researchers.

Carnegie Mellon is a highly regarded global research university, ranked 23rd in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. For more than a decade, CMU has consistently ranked as a top 25 university in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. A master’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience is preferred. At least seven years of progressively responsible development experience is required, with at least five of those years spent in management. Experience in a campaign environment is desirable.


Carnegie Mellon University is an EEO/AA employer and offers a diverse environment with a flexible benefits package, including a generous retirement plan, tuition remission, and paid time off policy, as well as many professional development, health, and wellness opportunities.



Date Posted: January 25, 2017

Assistant Dean for Advancement

College of Law

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The College of Law and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seek a full-time Assistant Dean for Advancement to provide the strategic leadership and management of a comprehensive advancement program for the College. Established in 1897, the College of Law has 11,000 alumni throughout the world who hold prestigious positions in law, business, government and the academy. The College of Law boasts an exceptional faculty and student body and has maintained an unbroken tradition of excellence in legal education.

In partnership with Dean Vikram Amar, the person who occupies this position is expected to have a major impact on realizing the College’s substantial potential for increasing levels of private support.

Organizational Relationship

As member of the Dean’s executive leadership team, the Assistant Dean provides vision, strategic leadership and day-to-day management for a fundraising team of two development officers responsible for individual, corporate and foundation giving, as well as professional staff supporting stewardship, alumni relations and strategic event planning in the College. The successful candidate will craft and execute comprehensive plans to meet the annual fundraising and engagement objectives as determined by the campus and the College. The Assistant Dean for Advancement reports jointly to the Dean of the College of Law and to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide vision, imagination and significant fundraising and campaign leadership and skill to succeed in an environment of high expectations and accountability. Plan and implement a comprehensive advancement strategy for the College.

  • Oversee a fund-raising team tasked with identifying, cultivating and soliciting major and leadership annual donors; creating, coordinating and writing funding proposals directed at individuals, corporations and foundations; and designing and implementing campaigns for specific needs within the College. Maintain a high standard of performance while inspiring his/her team to do the same; ensure that all fundraisers on the team have the support, guidance and mentorship they need to successfully close major/leadership annual gifts for the College. This includes clear communication of established campus accountabilities for major gift fundraising as well as helping individuals stay focused on the clearly outlined priorities of the College.

  • Establish and maintain a personal portfolio of major gift prospects; maintain a significant travel schedule throughout the United States to meet with alumni, grateful clients, stakeholders, corporate and foundation executives.

  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with academic department heads, faculty and administrators throughout the College of Law in order to thoroughly understand their programs and priorities.

  • Provide strategic direction and input into the messaging of key College communications to various internal and external stakeholder audiences, sharing vision, mission and goals. Oversee staff responsible for leadership annual giving, engagement and events, alumni relations, and stewardship.Responsible for the strategic management and direction of the College’s Alumni Board.

  • Partner with the Dean to plan and implement strategic visits with key donors that will move them closer to making significant gifts to the College and facilitate the Dean’s engagement with a portfolio of the College’s most important major donors and prospects. Regularly travel with the Dean as necessary.

  • Lead campaign planning for the College. Prepare volunteers to participate in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts and campaigns as needed.

  • Work collaboratively with other development officers across campus to devise strategies for all aspects of donor cultivation and stewardship. Facilitate effective collaborative relationships with the Office of Institutional Advancement, the University of Illinois Foundation and other campus advancement offices.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree preferred.

  • Five to seven years of demonstrated fundraising success and related management experience in higher education, a charitable organization, not-for profit or related industry.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build successful long-term relationships in a professional work environment.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master's, Juris Doctor, or Ph.D. degree is preferred.

  • Progressive managerial experience within a research university or other nonprofit environment and/or within a professional school is preferred.

  • Experience in positions or organizations that supported $100M+ campaigns

  • Demonstrated track record of cultivating and securing seven-figure and larger outright and deferred gift commitments

  • Knowledge of planned giving vehicles.

  • Experience managing professionals in multiple locations

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by February, 17, 2017. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Brenda Morris at bcmorris@illinois.edu . The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

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

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

The Illinois Advancement Community is committed to an ongoing, proactive process to foster and achieve diversity and inclusion in its development, alumni relations and communications activities. We will respect and encourage different voices, perspectives and ideas as we strive to represent individuals of all backgrounds and cultures which include but are not limited to the following: nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, spirituality, age and ability who represent our alumni, donors and friends of the University of Illinois.


Date Posted: January 24, 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

Siteman Cancer Center

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Reunion Giving

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: January 24, 2017

VICE PRESIDENT OF MAJOR GIFTS

PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://pafa.org

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in the search for a Vice President of Major Gifts.

The Vice President serves as a key frontline fundraiser for PAFA’s major gift program in support of its Capital Campaign, adding to a robust major gifts program and seeking new opportunities for future contributions. PAFA is seeking an achievement-oriented development professional to serve as a highly visible presence in the community.

PAFA has just publicly launched a Capital Campaign expected to raise a minimum of $25 million, as recommended by a feasibility recently completed by Schultz & Williams of Philadelphia. PAFA is already half-way toward completing the goal with one hundred percent of the Board participating. To make a transformational impact, the Campaign will fund facility renovations, improvements, endowment, and enhance school programming. PAFA has undertaken two important planning processes that will define the next five years of activities including a five-year Strategic Plan (2014-18), and long-range Campus Master Plan that was conducted by Westlake, Reed and Leskoisky (WRL), an award-winning Washington, DC and Ohio-based firm.

PAFA is a national leader in fine arts education that brings together artists and the public through exceptional teaching programs, a world-class collection of American art, major exhibitions, and widely accessible public programs.  

Founded in 1805, PAFA is the nation’s first school and museum of fine art. PAFA provides both undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. The long-established, 120-credit, four-year Certificate is a studio art-making program with majors in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking. The PAFA BFA provides concentrations in the four studio disciplines and a rigorous program of liberal arts studies. PAFA also offers a BFA in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, a joint program established in 1929. The large and vigorous graduate programs include a one-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, a two-year, 60-credit MFA, and a unique Low-Residency MFA program. In addition to its degree programs, PAFA serves more than 1,700 non-matriculating students through its continuing education programs.  

PAFA’s holdings have been described as one of the three best collections of American art in the world. It is particularly renowned for the works of 19th- and 20th-century masters such as Charles Willson Peale, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Stuart Davis. Recent major acquisitions of contemporary art include the work of painter Robert Ryman, sculptor Claes Oldenburg, and video artist Bill Viola. In 2010, PAFA received a milestone gift of nearly 400 works of art by women artists of the 20th and 21st centuries donated by patron Linda Lee Alter. Beginning in 1900, PAFA began collecting the works of African-American art, and today has one of the strongest collections in this area as well. In 2014, PAFA established a new fund that is one of the largest institutional contemporary art acquisition budgets in the nation.

PAFA organizes the vast majority of its own exhibitions, and publishes significant new scholarship about American art; a number of these projects tour the country. It has made important recent contributions through monographic exhibitions about Henry Ossawa Tanner and George Tooker, for example, and is currently planning important projects about David Lynch, Peter Blume, and Norman Lewis.   

PAFA is committed to serving the entire spectrum of the community through its public programs. These include school visit programs, free family programs on weekends, summer camps, after-school and summer programs for high school students, public lectures and symposia, interactive evening programs, and workshops for teachers. PAFA works in partnership with over one hundred cultural organizations, including other museums, the University of Pennsylvania, Philly Reads, and the Philadelphia Zoo.  

PAFA has embarked on a $25 million capital campaign that will modernize and provide campus-wide improvements that will better promote our mission and support educational programming.  To date, the campaign has raised nearly $15 million and begun work on numerous projects.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience and the proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts at the five- and six-figure level.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to an environment which welcomes and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates from all diverse groups. PAFA provides equal opportunity to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.


Date Posted: January 20, 2017

REGIONAL DIRECTOR

OFFICE OF REGIONAL ADVANCEMENT

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER

Overview:

Charged with dramatically increasing both the quality and size of the University of Rochester’s prospect pool, the Office of Regional Advancement will play a key role in the overall growth of private philanthropy at the University. Regional Directors will be based in Rochester and deployed geographically. They will both originate prospect/donor activity and coordinate all Advancement work in their assigned regions. Extensive travel is required. Regional Directors will need to work collegially with the School/Unit Gift Officers. They will carry a portfolio of approximately 125-150 qualified prospects and make a minimum of 175 face-to-face visits per year.

The Regional Directors are expected to be full and active members of the Regional Advancement team and of the broader University Advancement team, participating in strategy and planning, and contributing their ideas and counsel particularly as they relate to their assigned regions.

The position reports to the Senior Director of Regional Advancement and will have a designated staff person supporting him or her.

Principal Accountabilities:

With broad latitude for independent judgment, and in coordination with the Management Team of Regional Advancement, the Regional Director will:

70% Effectively manage a major prospect solicitation pipeline. Initiate and/or strengthen relationships with major gift prospects; create strategies for and solicit donors capable of contributing gifts of $100,000 or more. Initial work will likely involve a high number of identification and qualification visits.

10% Develop and continuously update the strategic plan for assigned region, with the goal of dramatically increasing the size and quality of the prospect pool; plan will include coordinating activity with other central units (principal and leadership gifts, annual fund, alumni relations, admissions) as well as school/community based programs.

10% Either individually or in cooperation with support staff, continuously update the prospect management database with information related to donor strategies, contacts and results.

5% Continuing training and professional development including regular meetings with unit-based colleagues, faculty and staff to update “product knowledge,” training on University Advancement protocols and procedures; technical training on Advancement’s prospect management system; honing of professional skills through seminars, conferences, training and individual mentoring.

5% Other duties as required by his/her supervisor, the Executive Director of Regional Advancement or Associate Vice President of University Advancement.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience is required.

  • A track record of success in individual gift fundraising, preferably in higher education, and experience in cultivating and soliciting prospects capable of gifts of $100,000 or more.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent time/territory management skills. Preference for individuals who have worked in a regionally assigned development office and have experience with, and a passion for, working “on the road.”

  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers and senior University administrators; (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.

  • General information on tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates.

  • Superb oral, written and interpersonal skills required.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Solid relationship-building skills, able to interface with alumni, donors, volunteers, leading faculty, administrators and trustees.

  • Ability to work collegially within Advancement and across all University units.

  • In consultation with his/her supervisor, make one or two multi-day trips per month sufficient to meet the goal of at least 175 face-to-face visits per year.

Other:

  • personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education

  • Integrity

  • self-motivated and self-starting

  • Sophisticated

  • passionate and committed to going out and getting gifts

  • respectful, kind

  • Creative

  • Persistent

  • optimistic and positive

  • attentive to detail

  • enthusiastic and high energy

  • tech savvy

  • sense of humor

  • credible/trustworthy

  • a good listener

  • socially and politically savvy

  • desire to have fun while working in an environment of intelligent, highly motivated people

  • interest in “changing the world”

For further information please contact Katherine Riecke

email: kriecke@admin.rochester.edu

University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Date Posted: January 20, 2017

Senior Director, Gift and Donor Services

University of Rochester

The Senior Director, Gift and Donor Services is responsible for the management and oversight of two major areas of Advancement Services – gift and donor records, gift accounting and reporting. The Senior Director will serve as the primary liaison for Gift and Donor Services to the Advancement office, University and donors.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement Services, the Senior Director will oversee department personnel consisting of approximately sixteen professional and support staff. The Senior Director will oversee a team of professionals to ensure the overall management of all strategic planning and procedures involving advancement gift processing, biographical and financial records maintenance, reconciliations, donor relations, and data oversight and quality control. The Senior Director will supervise the Director, Gift and Donor Records and Director, Gift Accounting and Reporting.

The Senior Director will develop and implement the strategic direction, both current and long range, for Advancement, and be a critical partner with the senior Advancement staff, provide tactical guidance in the review, communication and enforcement of University and Advancement policies.

The Senior Director will ensure that records are accurately maintained through the development and implementation of policies and procedure related to biographical data entry and gift processing that will monitor all data on a regular basis and accurately enter into the OASIS database; and that all areas of gift and donor records and gift compliance and reporting support the university’s fundraising effort through strategic planning, participation in regular meetings, and goal setting with senior leadership.

Specific Responsibilities

With broad latitude for independent action, the Senior Director will:

(40%) Administration – Create and implement office-wide procedures and policies that will provide oversight for the efficient management and coordination of all development activities related to the gift and donor records, gift accounting and reporting and quality control programs.

  • (15%) This includes standardized internal and external reporting, benchmarking with peer institutions and monitoring of best practices. Prepares current and long-range program plans and strategies, operational goals, and annual budgets to be used strategically in the fundraising efforts of the University. Create, monitor and administer all program budgets and expenditures related to the development, implementation and continuance of these core areas. Works with other University stakeholders (in Advancement as well as other areas) as lead on projects which impact Gift and Donor Services.

  • (25%) Provides direct supervision to staff. Working closely with internal HR Advancement, will oversee, monitor, and manage administrative duties including recruiting, hiring, training, management, individual performance goals, performance reviews, personnel actions and all HR matters related to the program.

(35%) Gift and Donor Records, and Gift Accounting and Reporting Management – Works directly with the University General Counsel, finance office and with a team of professionals to develop procedures and strategies to ensure the overall management of gift processing, biographical records maintenance, donor relations, reconciliations are in alignment with University policies. In addition, through regular review, meetings and conversations, the Senior Director will oversee the process of creating accurate and timely financial reporting, records and gift agreements in accordance with University, IRS, CASE and other regulatory guidelines to support the overall advancement program at the University. The Senior Director will also implement all policy, regulatory, and CASE guidelines, where appropriate, across the Advancement organization.

Oversee and manage relationships with campus offices (particularly Student Financial Services, the Business Office, academic departments, Finance, Endowment Accounting and Budget office) to ensure that criteria established by donor intent and agreed upon by the University are met. The Senior Director will also interface with Stewardship and jointly develop a process for all gift agreement review and approval. Through participation in conferences, meetings and conversations, maintain professional connections and interactions with professional colleagues through organizations such as CASE. Create and oversee maintenance of policies and procedures for all gift and donor records, gift accounting and reporting and quality control functions.

Responsible for management of the overall accountability, reconciliation, integrity and trust of donors’ financial contributions to the university. In this regard, the Senior Director provides oversight and management of donations handling policies, procedures, and guidelines approved by the University, and in keeping with the IRS, CASE and other regulatory guidelines.

(10%) Business Process and Policy Development – In conjunction with AIS, oversee the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to biographical data entry, gift processing and administration, and the confidentiality of constituent information. Through meetings, conversations and policy decisions, the Senior Director serves as the lead representative on all Gift and Donor Services-related Advancement projects, working in close collaboration with AIS and OASIS teams to enhance processes and information systems. In partnership with appropriate Advancement personnel, manages Advancement training on Gift and Donor Services policies and procedures.

(10%) Documentation and Certification – The Senior Director is responsible for oversight of all University of Rochester certifications (United Way, etc.). The Senior Director is responsible for the review and signing of all official IRS documentation. The Senior Director will lead and coordinate all affiliate relationships as well as with United Way and other external and third-

parties as appropriate.

(5%) Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President.

Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required. 8 or more years of experience with advancement operations or related experience preferred. Supervisory and management experience required. Preferred Master’s Degree.

Skills

Ability to accurately apply judgment skills in all situations, especially related to management, donor issues and budgets. Outstanding communication skills, including direct interpersonal skills. Mature individual with knowledge of University systems and personnel. Extraordinary attention to detail and ability to deal with multiple, competing priorities with minimal supervision.


Date Posted: January 20, 2017

Chief Development Officer

New Detroit, Inc.

Detroit, Michigan

Reports To

Chief Executive Officer

"For any individual who wants to build a company or contribute to the city, Detroit is the perfect place to be," said Bruce Katz, co-director of the Global Cities Initiative at the Washington-based Brookings Institution. "You can come to Detroit and you can really make a difference."

Organization

Detroit is on the comeback! Idealistic individuals from all walks of life are discovering Detroit as a city of opportunity.  With the resurgence of Detroit, New Detroit is the vanguard organization in Southeast Michigan leveraging all community voices as part of the ongoing community narrative around racial and social justice.

New Detroit was formed in response to the civil unrest in 1967.  At the request of then Michigan Governor George Romney and Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh, business executive Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. convened a unique coalition, the nation's first, to identify what went wrong in July, 1967, what needed to change, and how to make that change happen. New Detroit’s mission:  “The metropolitan Detroit leadership organization working to identify and eliminate racial disparities in the region by building economic equity, social justice, and racial understanding.”

Today, as New Detroit approaches its 50th anniversary, it remains a coalition of leaders from metropolitan Detroit's business, civic, and grassroots communities. New Detroit serves as a regional forum for community leaders to listen and learn from each other and plan cooperative strategies to improve race relations in the region.

In addition, as a thought leader, convener, connecter, multiplier, capacity builder, and advocate, New Detroit is continually sought out by individual organizations and multi-partner initiatives to bring a racial equity lens to their work. Thus, the resulting impact is an increased focus on racial equity and a greater collective understanding of how to examine racial issues and reduce racial disparities in the region.

New Detroit focuses its work in three priority areas:  

  • Economic Opportunity

  • Educational Opportunity

  • Civic Engagement

New Detroit is led by the dynamic and visionary leader, Shirley Stancato, Chief Executive Officer. Crain’s Detroit Business named Ms. Stancato a top ten person of influence in metro Detroit.  In addition to serving on many high-profile boards, in 2011, Ms. Stancato was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to the eleven member Statewide Educational Achievement Authority Board. Additionally, Ms. Stancato has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work on the forefront of community social integrity.

Position

The Chief Development Officer will work closely and directly with the Chief Executive Officer in the cultivation and solicitation of private contributions and investment to New Detroit through various fundraising initiatives including annual giving, major and principal gifts, foundation/grant funding and effective donor stewardship.

The ideal candidate will have at least seven (7) years successful fundraising experience and an aptitude to relaunch a professional fund development department through strategic, visionary leadership. The successful professional will be a creative, enthusiastic team member with the ability to clearly communicate the mission and values of New Detroit. Professionals who would be fulfilled by working for a dynamic organization that is passionate about social justice and race relations should consider a career at New Detroit.

As Chief Development Officer, you will be at the heart of the development program and a vital member of the senior leadership team. In this role, you will have an opportunity to make an impressive impact helping to inspire people to understand the value and power of social justice and race relations.

Qualities

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following characteristics and ideals:

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • A track record of engaging and influencing volunteers, prospects and donors

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work independently

  • Attention to detail and strong time-management and organizational skills

  • Skill in successfully managing multiple projects on tight deadlines and under pressure in a dynamic and open environment

  • Unquestionable integrity

  • An ability to travel and undertake occasional evening and weekend work

  • A commitment to assessment and data-driven fundraising

  • A person who makes everyone proud that they are a member of the team

Qualifications

Qualities and experiences that ideal candidates should display include:

  • An earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university

  • A minimum of seven (7) or more years of successful experience working with donor prospects and having a significant history of closing gifts.

  • Experience with strategically growing a fund development function

  • A working knowledge of the principles and practices of metrics-driven major gift fundraising

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work harmoniously with board members, senior administration, volunteers, and staff

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate persuasively, orally and in writing, the organization’s case for support to individuals, groups, corporate leaders, and foundations

  • A high level of initiative, strong personal work ethic, and energy

  • Ability to think critically and articulate opinions

  • Ability to become acquainted with key donors in a short timeframe

  • Unquestionable integrity and a strong sense of professional ethics

Preferred

Preference will be given to candidates that also display one or more of the following:

  • Experience with fundraising in social justice or civil rights organizations

  • Fundraising or association accreditation (CFRE, CAE or equivalent)

  • Experience visioning and forming an effective fund development department

Disclosure

  • The compensation offering is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • This position will require occasional business travel

  • This position announcement is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and requirements

  • This position announcement is presented as a fair reflection of the principal job elements

Candidate interest in this position held in strict confidentiality

Nominations and applications are welcome. Please send résumé and letter of application electronically to:

Richard Martin

Caleb LLC

richard@calebllc.com


Date Posted: January 20, 2017

Sr Associate Director, Class and Reunion Giving

University of Pennsylvania

University Overview

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.

Duties

Reporting to the Director of the Wharton Fund, the Senior Associate Director is responsible for the strategy, oversight and management of the Class & Reunion Giving Program for the Wharton School's graduate alumni, a population of over 40,000 alumni. This position will directly manage three associate directors who in turn will cultivate a class volunteer structure to insure philanthropic support of the School and achieve Wharton Fund cash and participation goals annually.

In addition to supervisory duties, the Senior Associate Director will be responsible for the recruitment and management of a defined set of alumni and reunion volunteers who conduct peer to peer solicitation among their classmates to achieve fundraising goals. Frequent travel is expected to visit prospects, donors, and volunteers in assigned alumni and reunion classes.

Key requirements for this position:

  • Plan, implement, manage, analyze, and evaluate Class and Reunion Giving program within the Wharton Fund; coordinate closely with Alumni Relations and Major Gifts with regard to volunteers and top prospects as well as building a pipeline.

  • Manage three Associate Directors

  • Recruit and manage alumni and reunion volunteers who conduct peer to peer solicitation among their classmates to achieve fundraising goals. The Senior Associate Director will be responsible for managing the key milestone Reunions of 25th, 30th and 35th which are the high-potential alumni represented.

  • Personally solicit Wharton Fund prospects at the Benjamin Franklin Society level, as well as soliciting 100+ prospects/donors.

  • Identify and qualify new major gift prospects and work with Wharton Development colleagues to maximize the Reunion impact.

Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree is required and 5-7 years of experience in fundraising/gift solicitation, preferably in higher education, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience managing staff and volunteers preferred.

  • Results driven with high motivation to lead Class and Reunion Giving team to meet dollar and participation targets.

  • Experience in serving volunteer organizations with a professional, customer service oriented attitude and heightened diplomacy skills.

  • Confidence and maturity to work with senior business alumni, including an understanding of international cultures.

  • Must be detail oriented, able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and have exceptional writing, administrative and interpersonal skills.

  • Must be open to travel, and must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Valid driver's license is required.

  • Mastery of Word, Excel, and electronic communications.

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.

To apply, please visit: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/25622


Date Posted: January 20, 2017

Senior Director for Advancement

Chief Advancement Officer

Carle Illinois College of Medicine and

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Carle Illinois College of Medicine and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seek a full-time Senior Director for Advancement to serve as its Chief Advancement Officer. The Senior Director will build and provide the strategic leadership of a comprehensive advancement program for the College. In partnership, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) and Carle Health System have embarked on a truly unique and exciting endeavor by creating the nation’s first college of medicine specifically designed at the intersection of engineering and medicine (medicine.illinois.edu). The formation of this new privately-funded college at Illinois in partnership with Carle is a pivotal event in the university’s history and will have a profound effect on the campus, the local and regional community, the state of Illinois, and the nation at large.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive research-intensive university ranked amongst the top of U.S. public institutions. The college will integrate the university’s unparalleled assets in engineering, technology and supercomputing with Carle’s nationally recognized, comprehensive health care system.

Over the last two years Illinois has made major investments in both big data and bioengineering with support from the $100 million Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative. Carle Health System, the clinical partner in the college, is a nationally recognized leader in high-quality, cost- effective and coordinated patient care. Carle is also the primary investor in the new college – with a pledge of $100 million in the first 10 years.

The College of Medicine is a comprehensive campus priority. The founding dean of the new college, Dr. King Li, began October 1, and the college is expected to accept its first class of students in 2018.

Organizational Relationship

Working collaboratively with colleagues across the institutions, the Senior Director will lead comprehensive fundraising for  individual, corporate and foundation giving, and coordinate all stewardship efforts. The successful candidate will craft and execute plans to meet the annual fundraising and engagement objectives as determined by the campus and the College. Serving as a member of the Dean’s leadership team, the Senior Director for Advancement reports jointly to the Dean of the College and to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide vision, imagination and significant demonstrated fundraising and campaign experience in an environment of high expectations and accountability. Plan and implement a comprehensive advancement strategy for the new College.

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit major donors; creating, coordinating and writing funding proposals directed at individuals, corporations and foundations; and designing and implementing campaigns for specific needs within the College.

  • Establish and maintain a personal portfolio of transformational gift prospects; maintain a significant travel schedule throughout the United States to meet with alumni, stakeholders, corporate and foundation executives.

  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with department heads, faculty and administrators throughout the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in order to thoroughly understand their programs and priorities.

  • Provide strategic direction and input into the messaging of key College communications to various internal and external stakeholder audiences. Work with college staff on engagement and event opportunities and stewardship.

  • Partner with the Dean to plan and implement strategic visits. Facilitate the Dean’s engagement with a portfolio of the College’s most important major donors and prospects.

  • Regularly travel with the Dean as necessary.

  • Lead campaign planning for the College. Prepare volunteers to participate in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts and campaigns as needed.

  • Work collaboratively with other development officers across the university to devise strategies for all aspects of donor cultivation and stewardship. Facilitate effective collaborative relationships with the Carle Center for Philanthropy, the Office of Institutional Advancement, the University of Illinois Foundation and other campus advancement offices.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with a master’s degree preferred.

  • At least seven years of successful related experience in high performing philanthropy programs.

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to build successful long-term relationships in a professional work environment.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in positions or organizations that supported $100M+ campaigns

  • Experience in an academic medical center

  • Demonstrated track record of cultivating and securing 7-figure and larger outright and deferred gift commitments

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by February 8, 2017. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Brenda Morris at bcmorris@illinois.edu . The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

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

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).


Date Posted: January 13, 2017

Senior Vice President for

University Development and Alumni Relations

New York University

New York, NY

https://www.nyu.edu

New York University (NYU) is the largest private university in the United States and a globally distinguished research institution on a remarkable trajectory. With deep roots in New York, NYU remains very much "in and of the city," as its founders envisioned, reflecting the diversity, ethos, and dynamism of its home; today it is also a university "in and of the world."

The University has a breadth and depth rivaled by few others. It covers the academic gamut from the arts and humanities to the social sciences, sciences and mathematics, from law, business, and engineering, along with professional studies, to studio and performing arts, education, public policy, individualized education, social work, dentistry, and nursing, in addition to one of New York City’s largest and most accomplished medical centers. More recently, the University has been a trailblazer in establishing global NYU, which now includes full degree-granting liberal arts campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, in addition to 11 global academic centers on six continents.

NYU rewards entrepreneurship, inspires philanthropy, and invests in the most productive and path-breaking ideas available in the academy. Its trustees and presidents have led groundbreaking philanthropic efforts, raising hundreds of millions of dollars annually, and billions in campaigns, to nourish the University's vitality.

The new Senior Vice President for University Development and Alumni Relations will have the opportunity, along with the new President and new board leadership, to build on an impressive philanthropic track record, bringing a demonstrated ability to strengthen a complex organizational infrastructure, while broadening a donor base in anticipation of NYU's next historic campaign.

NYU is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. It encourages inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the University. New York University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in its education programs.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at jlasman@LLLSearches.com


Date Posted: January 13, 2017

DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIFTS

THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY

The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is one of the world’s leading centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry.  Founded in 1930 by philanthropists Louis Bamberger and his sister Caroline Bamberger Fuld, the Institute includes among its Faculty such giants of the intellectual world as Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer.  Located on 800 acres in Princeton, New Jersey, the Institute provides a tranquil environment for pure, curiosity-based scholarship.

The IAS is seeking a Director of Major Gifts will be a key member of the Development and Communications team.

There is no place quite like the IAS.  Dedicated to the life of the mind and unencumbered by specific objectives beyond the advancement of knowledge and changing the way we understand the world, IAS provides some of the world’s greatest minds with the freedom to explore without predetermined constraints and to mentor others with similar potential.  With a permanent Faculty of 28 and approximately 200 visiting scientists and scholars (“Members”) annually, the Institute’s four Schools — Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Science — have generated some of the most important discoveries of the past century and nurtured some of its most important minds, including 33 Nobel Laureates, 41 out of 56 Fields Medalists, and many winners of the Wolf and MacArthur prizes.  This work is made possible by philanthropic contributions, which ensure the Institute’s vital independence through the growth of its approximately $800-million endowment and annual support of IAS’s $60-million budget.

*The primary focus for the Director of Major Gifts will be developing and soliciting prospective donors with gift capacities of $50,000 or more and growing the pool of major gifts prospects.  

*S/he will be assessed on levels of engagement, gifts raised, and new prospects developed.  

Other important responsibilities include building productive relationships with the IAS leadership, faculty, staff, members, friends and others; get to know the Institute, its history, programs, and unique place in higher education, intimately and thoroughly; responsible for ~100 potential donors, primarily in New York and in other major markets as assigned; develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospects, including top academics who have spent time at the Institute, local supporters, and leaders in the global financial, technology, and venture capital communities; identify and engage new prospects to ensure that the Institute’s pipeline is expanding and increasingly diverse; leverage resources within the Institute that enable strong engagement opportunities for prospects, while strategically aligning unique funding opportunities with donors’ interests; and partner with the Chief Development Officer and Director of Development in building a new high level Institute council to provide robust operating support and create a major gifts pipeline.

Given the small size of the development staff, the Director of Major Gifts will be expected to support her colleagues on office and Institute projects as needed, and work as part of highly collaborative Development and Communications team while collaborating with staff, the Institute Director, Trustees, and faculty in arranging campus visits and development travel.

The ideal candidate will be required to have a Bachelor’s Degree, with a graduate degree highly desirable, along with a minimum of five years in fundraising or sales experience.  Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work productively as a team member is required, along with strong attention to detail, and excellent written and verbal skills.  

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program.  Interested candidates please apply to the position at: https://ias.synchr-recruit.com/job/37901/director-of-major-giftsor by mail to:  Human Resources, Institute for Advanced Study, 1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ08540.

The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.  We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization.   As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  


Date Posted: January 12, 2017

Director, Foundation Board Engagement

The University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

University Advancement has an outstanding opportunity for a Director, Foundation Board Engagement.

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Campaign, the Director for Foundation Board Engagement is responsible for developing and leading the execution of Foundation Board engagement strategy for the University of Washington Foundation Board (UWFB). The position supports the Vice President, University Advancement, in his/her role as President of the UWFB. The Director for Foundation Board Engagement ensures optimal volunteer experiences for UW Foundation Board directors by coordinating and facilitating their engagement across the institution and by managing the operation of all Foundation Board activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Foundation Board Engagement

Foundation Board Operations

Manage the business of the UW Foundation Board:

  • Develop a robust pipeline of potential Foundation Board directors and ensuring cultivation/ engagement of potential directors to support recruitment success
  • Support the Treasurer by developing and managing the UW Foundation budget, accurately managing expenses and ensuring a clean audit
  • Facilitate and track board business, ensuring adherence to Foundation by-laws Create engaging experiences for Foundation Board directors:
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Foundation Directors; understand Foundation Board members’ personal areas of interest and partner with advancement and academic leadership to ensure connections to those interests
  • Design and execute engaging board meetings (3 per year) with content reflecting the University’s priorities and opportunities for meaningful personal engagement by directors
  • Facilitate opportunities for directors to build personal relationships with each other through social events
  • Provide concierge service to directors, including responding to and addressing requests and stated concerns while protecting confidential and sensitive information and providing connections and access to institutional and academic leadership
  • Facilitate communication between the Board and institutional and academic leadership
  • Ensure high-level staffing of UW Foundation Board committees (including but not limited to the Deep Dive Committee, Estate and Gift Planning Council, Communications Advisory Committee, Nominating Committee, The Next Course Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Gates Volunteer Service Award Committee)
  • Personally staff the work of the board’s Officers and Executive Committee, as well as the Deep Dive Committee, Gala Host Committee, Nominating Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Gates Volunteer Service Award Committee
  • Proactively identify opportunities for board members to help the University address questions and challenges by facilitating focus groups, task forces, and new committees
  • Develop and manage programs including “Deep Dives” and “Cruise Bys” that provide opportunities for Foundation Directors to explore and experience the University’s teaching, research, and service
  • Ensure strong volunteer management data processes and systems are in place and in alignment with overall Foundation strategic needs

Leadership and Team Management

Provide leadership for and manage the operations of the Foundation Board Engagement team:

  • Hire, supervise, and manage two professional staff employees and a student worker
  • Develop and guide the execution of an annual operating plan for Foundation Board Engagement, ensuring success against established metrics and goals
  • Establish and manage an annual budget for Foundation Board Engagement
  • Hire and oversee contract vendors as appropriate. Oversee and approve specific bids and cost estimates provided by staff

Campaign

Facilitate engagement of volunteers in and coordination of communication about the campaign:

  • In partnership with the AVP, Campaign, ensure that Foundation Board orientation and meeting content reflects University and unit campaign priorities.
  • Staff the Gala Host Committee and engage volunteers to ensure event meets stated goal

Campus Partnerships

Actively partner with individuals and offices throughout the institution to facilitate optimal engagement for UW Foundation Board Directors. Partners include but are not limited to Principal Giving, Planned Giving, Annual Giving/The President’s Club, Regional and International Giving, University Marketing and Communications, Transportation Services, and each School, College, and Campus.            

REQUIREMENTS:                        

Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 6-7 years of experience in volunteer engagement, fundraising, and/or program management. Education and other related experience may substitute for years of experience.

Demonstrated experience working with volunteers and not-for-profit boards, proactively identifying opportunities to engage volunteers as ambassadors and stakeholders and supporting their work.

Familiarity with best practices in volunteer engagement.

Strong volunteer focus and ability to asses volunteer needs through building of authentic relationships.

Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles.

Supervisory, budget management, and operations planning experience.

Proficiency using PC computers.  Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, presentations, meeting collateral, spreadsheets, etc.

KEY COMPETENCIES

Core

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

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

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

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

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

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

Functional Expertise

Organizational Acumen: Able to size up a situation, balance reason and the interest of others, and act in a decisive, timely and appropriate manner that is congruent with the organization's values, goals and mission to achieve success.

Innovation Management: Able to anticipate market trends and be effective in facilitating and managing creative processes to achieve results in self and others.

Planning & Implementing: Ability to develop strategies, measures for success and feasible timelines for successful project implementation and execution.

Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results.

Selflessness: Demonstrates ambition first and foremost for the organization and concern for its success rather than for one’s own personal gain.

Management

People Builder: Committed to developing others to become leaders.

Driving Results: Effectively communicates objectives and guides direct reports and team members to make decisions and achieve goals.

Organizational Planning: Develops and manages comprehensive team goals and measures team progress while balancing short-term and long-term priorities that are consistent with the organization’s mission, priorities and goals.

Managing Conflict: Recognizes and addresses conflicts and disagreements in a safe and respectful environment, manages conflicts collaboratively, and builds consensus with the best interests of the organization in mind.                            

DESIRED:                        

Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE.         

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:                        

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

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

Frequent local travel expected.

Ability to lift/move 20 pounds regularly and up to 40 pounds occasionally for event setup and tear down.

During Events (from setup to tear down) or on Event days:

•     Ability to stand 4 or more hours continuously.

•     Ability to walk 4 or more hours continuously.

•     Ability Standing:  duration of 4+ hours for events

•     Ability to work greater than a 10 hour day

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

Application Process:

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

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

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.       

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Date Posted: January 12, 2017

The Nature Conservancy

POSITION PROFILE

Donor Relations Manager, Illinois Program

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity, therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Illinois team.  The work of this position will help to advance conservation across Illinois and around the world for people and nature. This position is responsible for the identification and qualification of major and planned gift prospects and assists in the cultivation and solicitation of donors and prospects through direct contact to determine capacity for giving.

The Donor Relations Manager I (DRM) focuses primarily on pipeline development and discovery. The DRM engages in direct personal contact with prospects and donors using exploratory visits, telephone calls, emails, events, and tours to determine inclination and capacity for major and deferred gifts. S/he moves prospects capable of major gifts to the prospect pool for management by senior fundraising staff and integration into the Relationship Management process. S/he also personally manages a portfolio of “middle donors” ($5K-50K range). Persuasively conveys the mission of TNC to diverse groups who are important to the organization’s overall prosperity. The DRM coordinates the Chapter’s Legacy Club program for donors who have included the Conservancy in their estate plans with the goal of building membership in Illinois and coordinating stewardship activities for current members. S/he uses the Conservancy’s fundraising management system to update donor information, produce reports, perform analyses, and track and cultivate donors. The DRM provides program information to prospects and drafts routine correspondence and acknowledgements, among other activities. S/he effectively communicates and distributes information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow. The DRM may supervise and coordinate follow up tasks for volunteers engaged in fundraising or donor engagement and stewardship projects. S/he is responsible for attaining activity measures related to performance including number of personal interactions and visits each month, as well as an annual fundraising goal of $250.000 or more along with a goal for bequest notifications. Collaborates with the fundraising team to achieve annual chapter fundraising and strategic goals. Ensures compliance with TNC policies and procedures and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements. Acts independently on assigned tasks. Works within a defined timeline and budget. Must be willing to travel. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, customers, or similar, or equivalent combination

  • Experience generating reports and interpreting data

  • Demonstrated experience with written and verbal business communication, including writing, editing, and proofreading

  • Experience with database administration and spreadsheets

  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices

  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for giving, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work

  • Ability to implement individualized cultivation, solicitation, and recognition plans

  • Direct fundraising related experience

  • Experience managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors, and coordinating projects with several variables

  • Process improvement experience

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses in order to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45054 by February 10, 2017. Please note that the position will be located in Chicago, IL.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Date Posted: January 9, 2017

The Purdue Research Foundation

Director of Development

The Purdue Research Foundation, University Development Office has an opening for a Director of Development in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

The Director of Development will be responsible to:

  • Develop and execute a plan to bring donors to the unit and the University through frequent travel and active use of the development process, including solicitation of major gifts, working closely with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Development team, Associate Vice President for Advancement, Head of the School, and other development and academic staff.

  • Responsible for securing major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the unit leadership, their programs, disciplines and the University, with an expectation of raising a minimum of $1M gifts annually.

  • Responsible for securing a minimum of 144 visits annually with donors and prospects.

  • Identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of strategically meeting the School and University fundraising goals, in consultation with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Development team, Head of the School, and the Associate Vice President for Advancement.

Requirements for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Three years of experience in fund development including solicitation of major gifts and/or related work experience.

  • Experience in higher education or other non-profit organizations is desired but not a requirement.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including the demonstrated ability to communicate well in writing and speak before large groups.

  • Must be able to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds.

  • Ability to use good judgment, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality and represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times.

  • Sound judgment, initiative, and ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team.

  • Excellent relationship building, organizational skills, and time management skills.

  • Ability to travel and perform evening and weekend duties.

This position is located on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, IN. For more information on careers in the Development Office, visit http://purdue.edu/devcareers.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org. View the full posting online at http://prf.org/careers.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


Date Posted: January 9, 2017

Chief Marketing Officer

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

http://pafa.org

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in the search for a Chief Marketing Officer.

Reporting to the President and CEO, this position serves as a member of the senior management team and will be responsible for planning, development, and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities.

PAFA is a national leader in fine arts education that brings together artists and the public through exceptional teaching programs, a world-class collection of American art, major exhibitions, and widely accessible public programs.  

Founded in 1805, PAFA is the nation’s first school and museum of fine art. PAFA provides both undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs. The long-established, 120-credit, four-year Certificate is a studio art-making program with majors in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking. The PAFA BFA provides concentrations in the four studio disciplines and a rigorous program of liberal arts studies. PAFA also offers a BFA in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, a joint program established in 1929. The large and vigorous graduate programs include a one-year Post-Baccalaureate Certificate and a two-year, 60-credit MFA. In addition to its degree programs, PAFA serves more than 1,100 non-matriculating students through its continuing education programs.  

PAFA’s holdings have been described as one of the three best collections of American art in the world. It is particularly renowned for the works of 19th- and 20th-century masters such as Charles Willson Peale, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, and Stuart Davis. Recent major acquisitions of contemporary art include the work of painter Robert Ryman, sculptor Claes Oldenburg, and video artist Bill Viola. In 2010, PAFA received a milestone gift of nearly 400 works of art by women artists of the 20th and 21st centuries donated by patron Linda Lee Alter. Beginning in 1900, PAFA began collecting the works of African-American art, and today has one of the strongest collections in this area as well.

PAFA organizes the vast majority of its own exhibitions, and publishes significant new scholarship about American art; a number of these projects tour the country. It has made important recent contributions through monographic exhibitions about Henry Ossawa Tanner and George Tooker, for example, and is currently planning important projects about David Lynch, Peter Blume, and Norman Lewis.   

PAFA is committed to serving the entire spectrum of the community through its public programs. These include school visit programs, free family programs on weekends, summer camps, after-school and summer programs for high school students, public lectures and symposia, interactive evening programs, and workshops for teachers. PAFA works in partnership with numerous cultural organizations, including other museums, the University of Pennsylvania, Philly Reads, and the Philadelphia Zoo.  

A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field is required for this position. A master’s degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have 8-10 years of management experience in marketing, preferably in higher education, with a strong understanding of the arts and culture.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to an environment which welcomes and encourages the recruitment and retention of qualified candidates from all diverse groups. PAFA provides equal opportunity to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.

To apply for this position, visit:http://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com.


Date Posted: January 9, 2017

Major Gifts Officer

Davidson College

Davidson College seeks an experienced development professional to join its dynamic major gifts team. Candidates should possess a track record of successful relationship management and a demonstrated ability to close philanthropic commitments of $50,000 or more.  Major Gifts Officers at Davidson manage a portfolio of approximately 150 prospective and current donors and are deployed throughout the United States. Responsibilities include developing philanthropic relationships with alumni, parents and friends of Davidson to expand major gift support through the college’s comprehensive $425 million Game Changers Campaign.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. Minimum of three years related experience with a proven track record of accomplishments and taking initiative.  Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Extensive travel is required. Territories will include Boston/New England, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Chicago, and Upstate New York

Davidson College is a highly selective liberal arts college for 1,950 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson competes in 21 sports at the NCAA Division I level.

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


Date Posted: January 6, 2017

American Alliance of Museums

Vice President, Development

The American Alliance of Museums seeks a capacity- and relationship-builder and fundraiser to prepare and lead transformational change in fund development. Adding new sources of funds and creating partnerships will sustain AAM’s leadership position in the global field of museums and achieve the Alliance’s strategic priorities such as diversity and inclusion, museum-based P-12 education, professional development, and global training models. The VP will have passion for museums; experience establishing and leading an institutional culture of philanthropy; proven expertise in change management; ability to execute a staffing, infrastructure, and system integration plan for development; and wisdom to advance institutional alignment and team collaboration.

For full details about the position and the application process, please visit: http://www.aam-us.org/about-us/who-we-are/employment-opportunities


Date Posted: January 3, 2017

University of Washington

College of Engineering

University Advancement

Major Gift Officer / Associate Director of Advancement

Application:

To apply you MUST submit an application on the UW Jobs website via this link. The position closes at the end of 1/29/2017.

Position Purpose    

This position is responsible for the development and execution of fundraising activities necessary to successfully secure gifts of $100,000 and above for the College of Engineering – Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering.

The Associate Director is part of a comprehensive team which raises funds for buildings, endowments and programs in support of the College of Engineering’s academic programs, faculty and students. He/she will work with the Senior Director of Advancement, Assistant Dean for Advancement, academic leaders, volunteers, and other advancement staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors for gifts.  The Associate Director will have assigned responsibility for oversight and coordination of the portfolio and fundraising programs for their assigned departments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of individual major gift prospects and alumni for the College of Engineering.
  • Develop and implement strategic steps to build relationships that will result in gifts in support of students, faculty, programs and capital projects. Solicit prospective donors for gifts.
  • Provide leadership and strategic support to assigned academic departments regarding major gifts and alumni, including collaborative activities designed to cultivate and steward donors.
  • In cooperation with other development staff, develop, lead and/or participate in activities to cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors.
  • Coordinate and manage the participation of administrators, academic leaders, volunteers, and development staff in the College’s fundraising activities.
  • Prepare written proposals, information materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations and other materials needed to secure gifts, working with the UW Office of Gift Planning as appropriate.
  • Participate cooperatively in the University’s prospect management and tracking system.
  • In consultation with the Senior Director of Advancement, establish personal goals, objectives and strategies, and develop an annual operating plan.
  • Provide fundraising training opportunities for development staff, academic leaders, and volunteers.
  • Participate in the development of policies and procedures relating to the development program; marketing materials for major gift campaigns, as well as strategic planning opportunities for the COE development office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 3 – 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a front-line fundraising role in institutional advancement, with an emphasis on cultivating and soliciting major gifts, preferable in large ($25K plus) gift solicitations.
  • Equivalent development/advancement experience outside of higher education may substitute for educational institution experience.
  • Proficiency using PC computers.  Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.

Key Competencies

Core

  • Effective communications:  Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc.
  • Interpersonal Awareness:  Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.
  • Professional Credibility:  Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization.
  • Critical Thinking:  Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity.  Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience.
  • Ethics and Trust:  Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures.  Acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs.
  • Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness:  Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity.

Fundraiser

  • Donor Focused:  Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW.
  • Results Oriented:  Acts decisively to achieve results.  
  • Planning & Implementing:  Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals
  • Conflict Resolution:  Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles.
  • Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE.

Conditions of Employment

  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice.
  • Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary.
  • Frequent local travel expected.

Date Posted: January 2, 2017

Washington University

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, 2015, the market value of the endowment was $6.9 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 varoius levels of experience with proven track records and a donor-centered approach in the following areas:

Annual Giving Programs

Siteman Cancer Center

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Reunion Giving

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.