Date Posted: January 24, 2018

Director for Advancement

Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering 

University of Washington

The Director for Advancement for the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering housed in the College of Engineering, will work in collaboration with the Associate Dean and Senior Director of Advancement, academic leadership, the UW’s principal giving  team, volunteers, and other advancement staff to provide leadership and strategic direction to the major gifts program (including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) of prospects and donors for the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. In addition to leading the advancement program for this area, this position will have two primary foci: front-line fundraiser (manage a portfolio of prospective donors rated between $500K-$5M+) and staff manager (supervise a small team of advancement professionals to meet major giving strategic fundraising goals).

A bachelor’s degree and six to seven years of progressively responsible experience in development/ advancement, with experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts and managing and developing staff and/or teams. To learn more about this position and to apply please visit bit.ly/2DDdttD


Date Posted: January 24, 2018

PHILANTHROPY OFFICER

The University of Washington

The University of Washington’s Department of Student Life has an excellent employment opportunity for a Philanthropy Officer on their Advancement team. The Philanthropy Officer will work closely with the Director for Advancement and assist the Assistant Vice-Provost for Advancement in achieving annual goals and objectives. Duties will include identifying, engaging, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of major gift prospects; working collaboratively with unit colleagues and colleagues in other Advancement divisions; participating in development of policies, procedures, marketing materials and donor stewardship and cultivation events.

Requirements of the position include a Bachelor’s Degree and at least four years of progressively responsible experience in institutional advancement with an emphasis on soliciting major gifts of $25,000 or more. Equivalent advancement experience outside of higher education may substitute for educational advancement experience.  Strong Microsoft Office suite skills are also required.

To learn more about this position and to apply please visit http://hr.uw.edu/jobs/ and view the position under Req. #152447


Date Posted: January 24, 2018

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR ADVANCEMENT

The University of Washington

The University of Washington’s Regional Advancement team has a great opportunity for a fundraising professional who is passionate about the mission of higher education and enjoys working in a high-energy atmosphere with other dedicated professionals.

As a part of the Regional Advancement team, this position will manage managing a portfolio of major gift donors. The successful candidate for this role will be expected to collaborate closely with academic leaders (including deans), Advancement staff with other foci (planned giving, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations and directors of Advancement in specific units), and volunteers in all efforts to identify, cultivate, and build strong, individualized relationships with major gift prospects. This includes attending events, managing donor visits to the campus and travel to donor locations outside of the Seattle area.

If you are ready to commit your considerable skills and strengths to the advancement of higher education, please learn more about this positon and submit your application at http://hr.uw.edu/jobs/ and view the position under Req. # 150497


Date Posted: January 20, 2018

Associate Director, Gift Planning - University Advancement-2007824

Carnegie Mellon University

PITTSBURGH, PA

Description: 

Associate Director, Gift Planning

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

Job Purpose: The gift planning officer II is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects with the inclination to create a planned or major gift to the university. Manages a portfolio of approximately 100-125 prospects and donors. This person will be expected to travel 10-15 times per year outside of the Pittsburgh region.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of successful fundraising experience, preferably in higher education
  • Valid state driver's license
  • Must successfully complete a driver's license verification on an annual basis and successfully complete the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Training once every three years

Skills:

  • Knowledge of the principles of fundraising
  • Introductory knowledge of the financial, tax, and legal aspects of charitable giving as well as an enthusiastic willingness to expand that knowledge base
  • Familiarity with the various gift planning vehicles and how to apply them in an individual situation
  • Ability to understand and articulate the objectives of the University Advancement division, and to integrate and execute individually assigned goals within those objectives
  • An interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university's fundraising priorities through developing excellent working relationships with university constituencies
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required
  • Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education
  • The ability to lead, participate in, and advise all aspects of a donor’s gift process and to maintain consistent stewardship contacts with assigned donors

Working Conditions: Required to travel to other locations, both on and off campus. Required to travel around the region and to other areas of the country. Work is usually performed in an office setting or remotely when travel needs dictate. Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required.

Additional Requirements:

Accountability: This officer is expected: 1) To cultivate a portfolio of 100-125 assigned donor prospects; 2) To set and carry out gift planning strategies for these prospects; 3) To assume and consistently achieve annual commitments of $1 million dollars, 24 proposals, and 72-96 visits per year; 4) To implement stewardship activities with existing gift planning donors.

Direction: Works independently and provides updates to supervisor and related stakeholders as needed. Generally prioritizes, initiates contacts and sets own travel schedule. Must be self-motivated in initiating contacts with prospects, also expected to work in a collegial manner with development team in creating and implementing overall department strategies leading to new gift opportunities.

Decision Making: Prioritizes direct donor interaction. Qualifies prospects and implements plans to increase gifts. Strategically designs, proposes, and executes appropriate gift planning strategies. Determines if other stakeholders need to be apprised or involved in communications with prospective donors. Implements plan to bring qualified prospects to closure.

Supervisory:  None.

Responsibilities:

  • Set annual goals based on divisional and team expectations. Track and report progress in cooperation with supervisor and fellow gift officers. Prepare reports and communications for donors, volunteers, colleagues, and management.
  • Qualify, cultivate and solicit prospects through a variety of media, with special emphasis on direct personal visits. Respond to inquiries from donors, prepare and present gift alternatives to current and prospective donors often in conjunction with colleagues.
  • Personal outreach to assigned prospects in order to reach annual commitment goals and create a pipeline of prospects for future solicitation and ongoing stewardship. Travel 10-15 times per year outside of the Pittsburgh region required with a goal of 72-96 annual visits. Clearly communicate with other university stakeholders and professional advisors.
  • Determine ongoing relationship activities with prospects; recommend specific purpose and level of gift appropriately suited to the donor’s individual circumstance; identify fellow colleagues or university leadership to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitations; directly solicit gifts; execute complicated gift planning strategies to accept gifts to the university prudently while adhering to relevant policies; begin the stewardship process with new gift planning donors.
  • Support Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Special Events and other units within University Advancement.
  • Track all donor activities and prospect communication using CMU’s centralized donor database. Produce individual contact reports summarizing every prospect visit. Follow up in writing to acknowledge prospects after visits and gifts. Report progress on goals including number of visits, solicitations, commitments, upgrades and qualifications.
  • Promote gift planning techniques appropriate for donor circumstances and designed to increase a donor’s ability to make a significant gift.
  • Respond to inquiries about gift planning techniques; provide information to donor’s advisors.
  • Participate in various training opportunities provided by the university.
  • Keep current on programs and faculty, research and student initiatives at the university.
  • Collaborate with faculty, deans and other advancement colleagues when necessary.
  • Continue professional education through independent study, attendance at conferences, seminars, webinars, and other appropriate educational offerings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University

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

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

Benefits

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

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

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

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


Date Posted: January 20, 2018

Assistant Director Development, International Advancement - University Advancement-2007818

Carnegie Mellon University

PittsburgH, PA

Description: 

Assistant Director Development, International Advancement - University Advancement

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

The assistant director development, international advancement, is responsible for helping to recruit and retain volunteers as well as guide them in all aspects of international regional alumni chapter programs. Serve as the main contact for international alumni annual giving, including planning comprehensive direct mail/phone/email/social media solicitations, volunteer management, analysis and data requests, donor and volunteer stewardship, and prospect management/personal solicitation. This person will be expected to travel internationally at least 4-5 times per year for 2 weeks at a time.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Carnegie Mellon alumnus/a with in-depth knowledge of CMU highly desired
  • 2-4 years of experience ideally in fields such as alumni relations, fundraising, event management or communications
  • Experience living/working outside of the United States, preferably in Greater China or East Asia preferred
  • Exposure to different cultures and countries with a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.  Native or near native fluency in Mandarin Chinese required; knowledge of other Asian languages desired
  • Work experience in higher education or non-profits desired.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must successfully complete a driver's license verification on an annual basis
  • Must complete the National Safety Council Defensive Driver Training once every three years

Skills:

  • Superior interpersonal skills including both strong written and oral communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt in face of new information and opportunities
  • Comfort with ambiguity and appreciation for and willingness to work in a complex, yet intellectually stimulating environment
  • Detail oriented with an entrepreneurial spirit and a demonstrated ability to work independently, yet as part of team, and manage multiple projects with challenging deadlines
  • Strong interest and desire to learn and grow into a frontline fundraising and development role
  • Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university's fundraising priorities through developing excellent working relationships with university constituencies
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required
  • Broad knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates
  • Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education
  • Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
    • initiate contacts with potential donors
    • develop and execute appropriate cultivation strategies for potential donors, including working with volunteers, faculty, and university leadership
    • move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
    • to make solicitations when appropriate
    • to maintain stewardship contacts with donors

Working Conditions: Required to travel to various university locations, both on and off campus. Required to travel internationally at least 4-5 times per year for 2 weeks at a time.  Work is usually performed in an office setting. Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required. 

Additional Requirements:

Accountability: Responsible for developing institutional alumni relationships with volunteers in assigned geographic network areas. This includes recruiting, developing and retaining volunteers. Provide assistance, consultation, and guidance to alumni volunteers regarding all aspects of network management, communication, and activity planning. Travel to network areas based on priority level and as budget permits. Plan, implement, and achieve annual fundraising and activity goals for international alumni and parents resulting in an increase in dollars and donors.

Direction: Primarily works independently but in close coordination with and under the direction of the director, international development.   Also expected to work in a collegial manner with the advancement team in central and college based units, as well as peers in academic and leadership roles at the university to implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and closure. 

Decision Making:  In consultation with volunteer network leaders, advise on activity and programming decisions for assigned networks; develop and implement yearly plan of events.  Advise and assist with communications strategies for each of the assigned network areas (e.g. parent newsletter). Determine strategy and tactics to implement to ensure the international annual giving program raises expected funds/goals and reaches donor/dollar goals. Track progress and conduct analyses of programs and make strategic adjustments to achieve goals. Work with director, international development to develop and execute individual giving strategies.

Supervision: Distributes work to support staff and volunteers.

Responsibilities:

  • Support alumni network leadership in assigned regions including mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea. Identify and recruit new alumni volunteers in these regions. Coordinate and support social, career networking, faculty-led and other alumni and parent events in assigned regions.
  • Plan and develop communications designed to increase engagement and support targeted to the CMU community in Greater China including the strategic use of social media such as WeChat.
  • Coordinate annual new family welcome events with the Parent Development and Engagement team and the regional network leadership.
  • Develop a plan for strengthening parent engagement in key countries.
  • Liaise with student organizations such as Chinese Student Association, Korean Student Association, US- China Summit, Asian Student Association etc.
  • In coordination with the Annual Giving team, develop and support a plan to increase annual fund participation in assigned regions.
  • In partnership with the Director of International Development, assist in the engagement and cultivation of high level donor prospects. Assist in identifying and building relationships with a pipeline of future leadership annual fund and major gift donors.
  • Assist in staffing and organizing development events and donor meetings in assigned regions.
  • Assist in facilitating and staffing high profile campus visits from China and other countries.
  • Other various duties as assigned by supervisor.

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University

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

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

Benefits

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

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

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

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


Date Posted: January 17, 2018

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVANCEMENT

COLBURN SCHOOL

Los Angeles, California

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Colburn School in the search for a Vice President of Advancement.

The Vice President of Advancement provides vision and leadership to the advancement function and is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs, recruiting and developing talented team members with a focus on significantly increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes. The Vice President has responsibility for the annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, planned giving, the endowment campaign, as well as alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship, and advancement services. The Vice President’s fundraising responsibilities include the closing of six- and seven-figure gifts and the development of strong relationships with the Colburn Board and staff. The Vice President interfaces with the Senior Vice President, Capital Campaign to coordinate fundraising efforts and implement organization-wide fundraising strategy.  

Though the Colburn School’s fundraising function is less than ten years old, annual fund revenues have already advanced to approximately $6 million annually. The catalysts for this dramatic growth include a meteoric rise in the national and international reputation of the Colburn School; a strategic restructuring of academic programs; a focused board development effort; the recruitment of a team of seasoned advancement professionals; and the School’s location in the heart of the new “cultural corridor” for Downtown Los Angeles. The alignment of so many positive developments at the Colburn School creates a signal opportunity for a seasoned advancement professional to advance the reputation and presence of the West Coast’s most important and distinguished music school.

The Colburn School provides young people who possess a passion for music, dance, and drama access to quality instruction so they may further explore their interests and continue developing their talents. The Colburn Community School of Performing Arts provides music instruction to beginners of any age as well as to those who want to hone their skills or participate in one of the Schools ensembles, orchestras or choirs. Highly gifted pre-college students may apply to study at the Colburn Music or Dance Academies, and college-age students prepare for careers in the performing arts through diploma and degree programs at the Colburn Conservatory of Music.

The staff and faculty of the Colburn School are committed to bringing music and dance performances and education into the greater community. Colburn students and faculty present hundreds of free or affordable performances in Colburn’s on-campus theaters as well as in prestigious venues around Los Angeles.

  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, public-relations, public administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required for this position as is a minimum of ten years of experience in successful fundraising including a demonstrated capacity to grow the fundraising efforts and close major gifts of six- to seven-figures. A minimum of seven years of senior level management experience is required as well, along with demonstrated accomplishments in overseeing and implementing short-term and long-term goals. A master’s degree is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

To apply for this position, visit:

https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/320


Date Posted: January 14, 2018

Associate Director for Advancement

University of Washington

School of Law

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT 

The UW School of Law has an opportunity for an Associate Director for Advancement (MGO).

University Advancement creates engagement opportunities that foster pride, advocacy and private support for the University of Washington. The School of Law aspires to be the best public law school in the nation and one of the world’s most respected centers for interdisciplinary legal studies. The Associate Director for Advancement will focus efforts to help develop and execute strategies to raise funds for new endowments and current use funding in support of the School of Law’s academic programs, faculty and students.  In particular, developing, implementing, and revising strategies and initiatives to support an intra-campaign period.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of fundraising, with experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts.  Equivalent development/advancement experience outside of higher education may substitute for educational institution experience. 
Exceptional ability to organize staff and motivate faculty as well as external advocates and volunteers.  High energy level, enthusiasm, initiative, and flexibility required. 
Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.

To learn more about this position and to apply, submit a profile on our employment website at:

www.washington.edu/jobs and view the position under Req # 150947

This position will close on 2/9/18.

Feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues, friends, and/or networks.

For questions, contact Michelle O’Connor at mitchoc@uw.edu


Date Posted: January 14, 2018

Director, Alumni Engagement

University Advancement

University of Oregon

University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include: Advancement/UO Alumni Association; Development; Stewardship and Public Events; Advancement Operations; Federal Affairs; and State and Community Affairs.

The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) makes the UO stronger by fostering lifelong relationships, helping Ducks become champions, cheerleaders, ambassadors and advocates for the university. Launched in 1879 with five alumni, the UOAA is proud of its long history of keeping alumni connected to the university and offering a wide array of opportunities for service. With a membership of more than 27,000, the alumni association serves as an important connection to the university for the more than 220,000 alumni around the world. Our vision is to be among the very best alumni relations programs in the country, enriching the lives of Ducks and the UO.

Reporting to the Senior Director, the Director of Alumni Engagement is responsible for helping to lead and execute a comprehensive strategy that seeks to engage alumni, students, parents and friends in programming a volunteer service to help advance the mission of the UO Alumni Association and the university. This position will oversee programs and volunteer initiatives that drive participation across the university, including involvement in alumni association programming and with geographic alumni chapters and special interest groups. This individual will supervise four staff members. This individual will be a leader who can inspire staff and volunteers to fulfill the organizational mission and whose work is guided by a comprehensive strategy for moving stakeholders through phases of engagement that result in membership and donor support. The Director will also manage program budget(s) and represent the alumni association to a broad audience of alumni, donors, UOAA members, university partners and campus administration.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $75,000 – $85,000. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521643/director-alumni-engagement # 521643.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by February 11, 2018. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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


Date Posted: January 10, 2018

Donor Events and Campaign Associate [DEVF-79]

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Development Department, New York, NY

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, advancing racial justice, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.

OVERVIEW

The Development Department of the National Office in New York City is seeking a full-time Donor Events & Campaign Associate. Under the supervision of the Associate Director of the Centennial Campaign and Donor Stewardship, the Associate will develop and produce unique, customized events for several key donor groups, including principal donors, major gift prospects, and corporate partners, while supporting the operations of the ACLU’s Centennial Campaign. The Associate will work closely with development team members to enhance their fundraising efforts through creative, content-rich events—from very large-scale celebrations leading up to the ACLU’s centennial anniversary in 2020 to smaller gatherings for high-profile donors and prospects. The Associate will have exceptional project management skills, with a keen eye for crafting an impactful experience for the ACLU’s top donors and prospects.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working in partnership with the campaign, leadership gift, major gift, and corporate fundraising teams, conceive new and innovative cultivation and stewardship events, ranging from approximately 10-100 people, for high-level donors and prospects.
  • Craft thoughtful event programs tailored to a variety of donor audiences, leveraging donor interests, shifts in the national and local political landscapes, and the expertise of key national and affiliate staff members.
  • Work closely with the ACLU’s marketing team, affiliate support department, and affiliates to ensure a coordinated approach to events management that is synergistic and leverages shared resources.
  • Develop briefing materials including event scripts, talking points, and run of show, and work with research staff to provide participant profiles to relevant staff. 
  • Own end-to-end execution of donor events and campaign stewardship activities, including all logistics and production, collateral development, vendor management, venue sourcing, production timelines, and budget tracking.
  • Manage the creation of mailing and invitation lists for cultivation events and campaign stewardship activities, coordinating with national and affiliate relationship managers to vet lists, respond to donor questions, customize materials, and track relevant information in the database.
  • Maintain campaign donor listing in coordination with national and affiliate relationship managers.
  • Project manage production of materials such as invitations, event assets, and campaign reports, including content development and approvals.
  • Lead event post-mortems and ensure the implementation of thoughtful follow-up strategies.
  • Serve as departmental resource for high-level donor events, including crafting event toolkits and replicable event models for Leadership Gift and affiliate staff.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong commitment to the ACLU’s mission.
  • A minimum of four years experience in event planning, ideally in a nonprofit setting.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing nonprofit fundraising events and programs.
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with fundraising databases (Salesforce experience a plus).
  • Collaborative and results-oriented approach to lead high-quality events that meet funding goals and advance donor involvement, cultivation and stewardship.
  • Excellent organizational skills, superior attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines .
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders across a nationwide organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.

COMPENSATION

The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter (with salary requirements), a resume and a relevant writing sample to hrjobsDEVF@aclu.org. Reference [DEVF-79/ACLU-W] in subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU email address. This email address is specific to Development department postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment.

The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.

The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact:hrjobsincl@aclu.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”


Date Posted: January 10, 2018

Multiple Openings

Partners HealthCare in Boston

Partners HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally. Collaboration among our institutions and health care professionals is central to our efforts to advance our mission.

Founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners HealthCare includes community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health-related entities.

Several of our hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and Partners is a national leader in biomedical research.

Now is an exciting time to join the Partners HealthCare family as we have a wide variety of positions open in the development offices of our affiliate hospitals.  Below is a sampling of the positions we are currently recruiting to fill.  

Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in virtually every area of medicine and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, BWH has a legacy of excellence that continues to grow year after year. BWH includes 150 outpatient practices with over 1,200 physicians. We serve patients from New England, throughout the United States, and from 120 countries around the world.

  • Development Director, Neurosciences

  • Development Director, Medicine

  • Development Director, Surgery & Cancer

  • Development Director, Women’s Health

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital has been ranked among the top five hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report ever since the rankings began. In 2017, Mass General is recognized as #4 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals considered in the ranking; Mass General is the only hospital ranked in all 16 specialties considered by U.S. News & World Report, a testament to the breadth and depth of our expertise. Mass General patients rate their experiences with us very highly, with nearly all indicating they would be very likely to recommend us to others.

  • Director of Development, Major Gifts Communications

  • Assistant Director of Development, Planned Giving

  • Assistant Director of Development, Direct Marketing

  • Business Systems Analyst

  • Digital Producer

  • Development Coordinator, Major Gifts

McLean Hospital

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond.  Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.

  • Major Gifts Officer

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network/Partners Continuing Care

The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is a recognized leader in rehabilitative medicine in Eastern Massachusetts, in the United States, and across the globe. We offer world-class inpatient and outpatient care through our network of 5 inpatient facilities and 25 outpatient centers. Our mission is to provide exceptional clinical care, promote medical education, and advance research.  The network is anchored by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, which has been ranked as the #4 rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2017/18 and is the only rehabilitation hospital in New England ranked each year since 1995.  Spaulding Rehabilitation Network is the official teaching partner of the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).

  • Development Coordinator, Individual Giving

  • Development Coordinator, Special Projects

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

A comprehensive medical center located in Newton, MA, Newton-Wellesley Hospital provides the services and expertise of a major medical facility with the convenience and personal attention of a community hospital. The Hospital is committed to delivering high-quality, safe and efficient medical care to each and every patient.  The Hospital is nationally recognized and our services have been commended by numerous organizations. The Hospital was named as one of Solucient’s 100 Top Hospitals for five years and designated as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence by HealthGrades.

  • Development Coordinator/Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Development

To apply for a position visit the Partners careers website at http://www.partners.org/careers/job-search.aspx and filter by Job Field “Development/Fundraising”

For more information, contact Molly Richter, Senior Officer, Development Staffing, at Partners HealthCare at mrichter1@partners.org


Date Posted: January 4, 2018

Earthjustice

Major Gifts Officer

Denver, CO

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and
bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.

Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Juneau, Los Angeles, Tallahassee, Miami, Honolulu, New York, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle, Bozeman, and Washington, DC.

The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) for the Rocky Mountain and Northern Rockies regions develops and implements strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors capable of making a major gift ($100k over three years). He/she conducts initial exploratory meetings with donors and prospects to determine capacity and interest for major giving, builds a portfolio of major donors, and manages their relationship with Earthjustice accordingly with a minimum fundraising goal of $1 million per year.

The MGO understands and applies complex principles of developing donor strategies. He/she will be responsible for direct asks for Earthjustice’s priorities to meet funding needs. He/she can discuss assets and listen for opportunities for gifts of assets or other non-cash gifts, and can confidentially discuss planned giving opportunities. The MGO will build constructive
and effective relationships, involve and engage appropriate partners in Development, the field and at the Headquarters, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues and/or concerns, and address questions as needed. He/she is capable of featuring the organizational priorities in detailed terms, understands project budgets and may build proposals utilizing this knowledge. He/she will be required to use Earthjustice’s donor database and may develop proposals.

This position is based in our Denver office (remote location in the Rockies or Northern Rockies region is negotiable).

Responsibilities:

  • Manage an active portfolio of 60-80 donors; develop strategies and implement plans for qualifying, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting those donors.
  • Build relationships with donors and prospects via phone calls, personal visits, ongoing written contact, and events;
  • Responsible for 100-150 visits and 180-240 moves annually.
  • Achieve minimum annual fundraising goal of $1 million, along with goals for bequest intentions.
  • Travel regularly for donor visits, events, field trips, and trainings.
  • Provide program information to donors and prospects and draft personalized correspondence and acknowledgments that demonstrate appreciation, recognition, and engagement of donors.
  • Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of Earthjustice’s work in order to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about the work.
  • Contribute to the creation of the budget, collateral materials, research profiles, and lists for targeted mailings and events.
  • Support planning and execution of donor events and field trips.
  • Use donor databases to keep donor records up to date, track progress, and plan.
  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth.
  • Promote a culture of philanthropy, and foster a respectful and productive working environment.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ related work experience or equivalent.
  • Experience using effective interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships with donors, volunteers, and all levels of staff.
  • Experience soliciting and closing $100k gifts from individuals.
  • Ability to absorb and synthesize complex program information and translate into a compelling case for donors.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • Working knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of major gifts and planned giving.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and some experience with donor databases.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement fundraising initiatives including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
  • Aptitude to determine an individual’s interest, capacity, and inclination to help Earthjustice meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with Earthjustice’s work.
  • Ability to accurately assess situations with informal or incomplete information and make good decisions based on analysis, experience, and judgment; maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to skillfully prioritize and manage a portfolio and juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Comfort working independently and as a team member with initiative and flexibility.
  • Sense of humor is desired.
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

We offer a mission and employee-focused work environment and a competitive compensation package including excellent benefits. Earthjustice is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online via the Jobvite system.

Click here to apply.

Please, no phone calls, hard copies, or drop-ins. If you're having technical difficulties submitting your application, please reach out to jobs@earthjustice.org

Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees
and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.