Date Posted: January 30, 2019

Development Officers

University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus

The Development and Alumni Relations Division (DAR) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks an experienced, success-oriented fundraising professional to join our team in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA); see below for more information about the College.

The successful candidate will join a team that has raised over $350M in our $500M campaign Building What Comes Next: The Campaign for the New Nevada.  The position focuses on soliciting philanthropic gifts, providing stewardship, managing relationships with donors/prospects, moving potential prospects through all stages of moves management, and collaborating with Annual Giving, Planned Giving and the Alumni Association to engage alumni and friends.  

Development officers are supported centrally by Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, University Events, Donor Relations, Financial Services and IT.  DAR’s goal is to provide you with support to enable you to focus on meeting with prospects in order to attain and surpass your annual fundraising metrics. Training which includes webinars, conferences, and in-house informational sessions are available.

You will have the opportunity to work directly with upper administration within the University, DAR (Vice President, Associate Vice President and Executive Directors of Development) as well as the Dean, faculty and staff of the College of Liberal Arts.

Candidates will be selected for interviews at the level their professional experiences most closely match DAR’s requirements for direct, one-on-one fundraising.  

Required Qualifications

An Assistant Director, Development is an entry/junior level professional with knowledge of the basic aspects of fundraising, limited fundraising experience and a bachelor’s degree and two years or a master’s degree and one year of professional experience.  

An Associate Director, Development is a mid-level professional with knowledge of most aspects of fundraising, moderate fundraising experience and a bachelor’s degree and three years or a master’s degree and two years of professional experience.

A Director, Development is a senior-level professional with knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, substantial fundraising experience and a bachelor’s degree and four years or a master’s degree and three years of professional experience.

For DAR, fundraising experience is defined as having a background in cold-calling, face-to-face solicitations and moves management.  Annual giving and event fundraising, while helpful, are not given the same weight as direct, one-on-one interaction with individuals when defining work experience for the professional levels.

The candidate must be an energetic, customer-service oriented professional with a proven track record of building excellent donor/client relationships.  They must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the willingness to make “cold calls” in order to cultivate, solicit and close philanthropic gifts. They must have the ability to work collaboratively and strategically.  

They must have the ability to travel locally and, if needed, nationally, as well as attend evening and weekend functions when necessary.

Superior written and verbal communication skills as well as computer literacy with Windows is expected.

Because of the sensitivity of the information and data, the individual must adhere strictly to the highest professional ethics, confidentiality, discretion and judgment.  This position offers the opportunity to work independently in an evolving and changing fundraising environment and combines a high level of initiative, creativity, collaboration and widespread public interaction.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrable experience working with individuals in either a higher education development operation, sales team, or other profession that required the candidate to uncover prospects, make outreach, and meet face-to-face to cultivate and solicit prospects.  

Proven ability to produce consistent results.  

Demonstrated success in face-to-face solicitations of $10K and higher.

Proficient in identifying and building a pipeline of future donors.

Experience with a metric-driven, results-oriented environment.

Ability to self-direct.

Drive to meet and exceed annual performance metrics.

Experience with fundraising databases, contact reports, proposal preparation and moves management.

Compensation Grade

Assistant Director, Development Grade B

Associate Director, Development Grade B

Director, Development Grade C

Qualifications and wages are based on experience and the individual schools/ colleges.

For additional information on the University, the Division of Development and the individual Schools / Colleges please go to UNR; UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Assistant-Associate-Director--Development-College-of-Liberal-Arts_R0113780


Date Posted: January 30, 2019

Development Officers

University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus

The Development and Alumni Relations Division (DAR) at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks experienced, success-oriented fundraising professionals to join our team in the following colleges:

College of Business (COB)

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med)

The successful candidates will join a team that has raised over $350M in our $500M campaign Building What Comes Next: The Campaign for the New Nevada.  Each position focuses on soliciting philanthropic gifts, providing stewardship, managing relationships with donors/prospects, moving potential prospects through all stages of moves management, and collaborating with Annual Giving, Planned Giving and the Alumni Association to engage alumni and friends.   

Development officers are supported centrally by Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, University Events, Donor Relations, Financial Services and IT.  DAR’s goal is to provide you with support to enable you to focus on meeting with prospects in order to attain and surpass your annual fundraising metrics. Training which includes webinars, conferences, and in-house informational sessions are available.

You will have the opportunity to work directly with upper administration within the University, DAR (Vice President, Associate Vice President and Executive Directors of Development) as well as the Dean/Director, faculty and staff of the specific college/department.

Candidates will be selected for interviews at the level their professional experiences most closely match DAR’s requirements for direct, one-on-one fundraising.  

Required Qualifications

An Assistant Director, Development is an entry/junior level professional with knowledge of the basic aspects of fundraising, limited fundraising experience and a bachelor’s degree and two years or a master’s degree and one year of professional experience.  

An Associate Director, Development is a mid-level professional with knowledge of most aspects of fundraising, moderate fundraising experience and a bachelor’s degree and three years or a master’s degree and two years of professional experience.

A Director, Development is a senior-level professional with knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, substantial fundraising experience and a bachelor’s degree and four years or a master’s degree and three years of professional experience.

For DAR, fundraising experience is defined as having a background in cold-calling, face-to-face solicitations and moves management.  Annual giving and event fundraising, while helpful, are not given the same weight as direct, one-on-one interaction with individuals when defining work experience for the professional levels.

The candidate must be an energetic, customer-service oriented professional with a proven track record of building excellent donor/client relationships.  They must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the willingness to make “cold calls” in order to cultivate, solicit and close philanthropic gifts. They must have the ability to work collaboratively and strategically.  

They must have the ability to travel locally and, if needed, nationally, as well as attend evening and weekend functions when necessary.

Superior written and verbal communication skills as well as computer literacy with Windows is expected.

Because of the sensitivity of the information and data, the individual must adhere strictly to the highest professional ethics, confidentiality, discretion and judgment.  This position offers the opportunity to work independently in an evolving and changing fundraising environment and combines a high level of initiative, creativity, collaboration and widespread public interaction.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrable experience working with individuals in either a higher education development operation, sales team, or other profession that required the candidate to uncover prospects, make outreach, and meet face-to-face to cultivate and solicit prospects.  

Proven ability to produce consistent results.  

Demonstrated success in face-to-face solicitations of $10K and higher.

Proficient in identifying and building a pipeline of future donors.

Experience with a metric-driven, results-oriented environment.

Ability to self-direct.

Drive to meet and exceed annual performance metrics.

Experience with fundraising databases, contact reports, proposal preparation and moves management.

Compensation Grade

Assistant Director, Development Grade B

Associate Director, Development Grade C

Director, Development Grade C

Qualifications and wages are based on experience and the individual schools/ colleges.

For additional information on the University, the Division of Development and the individual Schools / Colleges please go to UNR; External/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Assistant-Associate-Director--Development_R0112923


Date Posted: January 30, 2019


National Museum of African American History and Culture | Smithsonian Institution

Campaign Director

Washington, D.C.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the first and largest national museum solely devoted to the study of African American history and culture. It launched in 2016 and quickly became a pilgrimage site for millions of individuals from around the world. As the newest member of the Smithsonian family, NMAAHC is already reaching millions worldwide; leading cutting-edge scholarship and global collaboration; designing transformational education and public programs; creating award winning exhibitions; and building one of the largest collections of African American artifacts to preserve this rich history.

The Museum bridges a major gap in our national memory with exhibitions and public programs that focus on a wide arc of history: Slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migrations to the North and West, Segregation, the Civil Rights movement, and beyond, including issues of the 21st century. It also celebrates African American creativity and cultural expression through art, dance, theater, and literature.

As a digital museum with 155 video programs and 50 touch-screen and 14 tablet-based interactive stations, NMAAHC harnesses data and technology to develop innovative experiences, enhance educational programs, and facilitate research and institutional collaboration and partnerships. The Museum’s current award-winning digital presence includes the website, the mobile app, the social media program, and interactive experiences.

The Museum received $270 million from the United States Congress and because of the efforts of Founding Director Lonnie Bunch, the NMAAHC Advisory Council, and the Museum’s staff, an additional $400 million was raised in gifts and pledges to construct the Museum and build its collection. The first capital campaign serves as an exemplar for fundraising at the Smithsonian and is reflective of a far-reaching campaign with a diverse group of more than 170,000 donors throughout the United States and beyond. Approximately 70 percent of the 144 individual founding donors to NMAAHC contributing $1 million or more are African American. The capital campaign yielded leadership gifts of $10 and $20 million as well as an illuminating emergence of first-time donors to the Smithsonian. The vision for the Museum inspired a sense of shared ownership, and a widespread affinity motivated many donors to give at higher levels.

The overwhelming success of the NMAAHC capital campaign can be attributed, in part, to a well-established Museum Advisory Council. The Council and Museum leadership team wish to continue the momentum, visibility, and social and cultural currency with a second campaign that will secure the Museum’s financial well-being for future generations.

Amid this favorable, forward-looking context, NMAAHC seeks candidates for the newly created position of Campaign Director. The Campaign Director is a senior member of the NMAAHC Advancement team. This position will be primarily responsible for the overall strategy planning, implementation, and management of the fundraising campaign to build the Museum's endowment and secure financial support for current programs and initiatives. The Campaign Director will maintain and manage a personal portfolio of select high-potential campaign prospects in support of the Council and key volunteer solicitations. S/he will strive to attain a balance between the decidedly entrepreneurial, nimble development activity that led to the Museum’s initial philanthropic success and further develop campaign activities to ensure that the Museum is fully incorporating best practices and emerging trends in philanthropy, thereby optimizing campaign fundraising. The Campaign Director must champion strategic, data-informed decision-making, and an ethos of continuous improvement, transparency, and accountability.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Dedication to the mission and goals of NMAAHC, and broad cultural knowledge regarding African American philanthropic communities and a sophisticated understanding of key issues therein. A working knowledge of African American history is strongly preferred.

- Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

- Minimum of seven years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign (planning, implementation, management, and successful conclusion), preferably within a major cultural institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity.

- Experience in developing, implementing, and monitoring strategic campaign plans, including creating and managing a budget, as well as reporting on progress to senior administrative leaders and board members. Skilled at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions to meet goals when necessary.

- Particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives.

- Hands-on experience with six and seven-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship. Success in identifying prospects and securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies.

- Demonstrated ability in planning and executing integrated, strategic communications in support of achieving fundraising goals.

- Experience in identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers, particularly board members, and an appreciation for their role in building an effective fundraising network.

- The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective and efficient decisions about strategy and process. A working knowledge of modern data management practices and techniques, including database information systems, data modeling, and analysis is a plus.

- The ability and willingness to travel as necessary, nationally and internationally.

Please note: The initial appointment to this position is designated not to exceed two years, but the appointment may be extended on a biannual basis.

The Smithsonian Institution is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

NMAAHC has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search processes. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: January 30, 2019


Associate Director, Institutional Partnerships - University Advancement-2011620

Carnegie Mellon University

Description:

Carnegie Mellon is enjoying its most productive fundraising years in its history, raising more than $500M over the last three years. 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 an Associate Director – Institutional Partnerships,  with a passion for higher education and who appreciate the role of philanthropy in enabling the university to accomplish its mission.  We are looking for talented individuals with a passion for their work and a dedication to the mission of CMU.

The associate director, institutional partnerships is responsible for prospecting and developing new, mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations and other non-governmental organizations (associations, foundations, non-profits, etc.) in support of relevant focus areas as they relate to the overall goals of campus partners, the University’s strategic priorities, and the Advancement Division.

At the direction of the Associate Vice President, Institutional Partnerships:

  • Surveys campus partners to identify needs

  • Researches organizations online to identify new leads and appropriate contacts within these organizations

  • Contacts potential partners via email or phone to establish rapport and set up meetings

  • Attends conferences, meetings, and industry events

  • Appropriately qualifies new organizations

  • Reviews, develops, and delivers proposals for increased funding to the University

  • Once solidified, migrates new relationships for assignment to campus partner for relationship management

  • Travels 15-30 days per year

Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred

Experience: 5-7 years of experience in sales or market development, relationship management, fundraising preferably within a higher education fundraising setting.

Licenses: 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: Demonstrated ability to relate well to and understand the needs and interests of corporations and other non-governmental organizations in order to develop relationships between them and the university. Ability to initiate, follow-through, analyze, monitor, and evaluate strategic plans for qualification, cultivation and solicitation of prospects. Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university’s funding priorities through developing excellent working relationships with faculty, senior academic leaders, trustees and other volunteers, and the university and college advancement teams. Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education. Demonstrated prospecting, problem solving, reasoning and analytical skills as well as oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Working Conditions: May be required to travel around the region, to other areas of the country, and internationally. Required to work in normal office environment. Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required.

Physical and Mental Requirements: Ability to develop and implement short- and long-term corporate and foundation strategies as they relate to the overall mission of the university, the relevant school/college, and University Advancement. Must be able to work under pressure of deadlines and dollar goals. Ability to maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations and/or individuals. Ability to meet deadlines, work under pressure and with frequent interruptions. Ability to pay close attention to detail; keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records. Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to understand and follow directions. Ability to work well with others and/or as part of a team. Ability to work with sensitive information, maintain confidentiality and use discretion.

Additional Requirements:

Accountability: Develops, implements and evaluates strategies and programs to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate and institutional partner relationships or foundations to achieve the strategic priorities and philanthropic needs of the assigned college, the University’s strategic priorities, and the Advancement Division. Accountable for developing and achieving fundraising goals, plans and objectives for assigned portfolio.

Direction: Receives little instruction on day-to-day work and receives general instructions on new assignments. Expected to work in both an independent and collaborative manner with faculty, deans, school/college-based directors of advancement/development, university officers and the Advancement division team in creating and implementing strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and closure.

Decision Making: Determines how best to develop and maintain effective relations with corporate partners or foundations and determines when and how a corporation can be successfully solicited for a major gift.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for meeting fundraising and activity goals for assigned portfolio of responsibilities.

  • Develop, execute and evaluate strategies and programs to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward university-wide corporate and non-governmental organization prospects.

  • Develop a portfolio of 50-70 corporate and non-governmental organization prospects that have the capacity to invest of $100,000 or more. Travel to visit prospects as assigned to raise awareness of university initiatives and solicit opportunities.

  • Prepare, review, and edit formal proposals. Identify and analyze information pertinent to development of relationships with potential partners. Prepare and present reports for university officials and external audiences.

  • Organize university campus events.

  • Maintain up-to-date reports and records of all interactions.

  • Keep current on programs and faculty, research and student initiatives at the university.

  • Other duties as assigned.

More Information

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html.  A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html.

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.


Date Posted: January 30, 2019


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 routinely ranked in the top 20 in US News & World Report’s rankings of America’s “Top National Universities.” The same publication ranked the School of Medicine eighth in the nation, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work ranked second.

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 a top-two 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 2018 topped $3 billion. As of June 30, 2018, the market value of the endowment was $7.6 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.  A record $3.378 billion in gifts and commitments were raised in Washington University’s Leading Together campaign that concluded in June 2018.

A&D is a team effort at its finest, composed of talented individuals dedicated to achieving the ambitious goals of Washington University.  Careers in A&D offer you opportunities to collaborate with dynamic colleagues seeking strong results and rewarding professional experiences in a collegial and supportive environment. Quite simply, we have an outstanding A&D team.  

For additional information regarding the university, 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:

Leadership Annual Giving

Reunion Giving

Medical Development

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Individual Schools Alumni & Development

To see if your qualifications are a match for our current openings, please visit A&D Jobs or go to jobs.wustl.edu for opportunities across the University.  From there you can also easily identify the A&D jobs by clicking on the column header for “location” and reviewing the openings in “Alumni and Development Programs.”

For more information, interested professionals may contact Jennifer Huck, A&D Programs recruitment consultant, at (314) 935-8641 or jennifer.huck@wustl.edu.  

Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


Date Posted: January 30, 2019


Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Foundation

Vice President for Development

The Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Foundation, one of the largest public university foundations in the Northwest with more than $1 billion in total assets, is seeking a strategic and mission-based executive who will lead and manage the foundation’s development programs. Located in Portland, the OHSU Foundation supports Oregon’s only academic health center. Working closely with the foundation president, the senior leadership team, and the leadership at OHSU and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, the Vice President for Development shall develop and implement strategic philanthropic initiatives, and lead and guide a sophisticated and high- performing fundraising team.

Reporting to the foundation president, the Vice President for Development shall lead and coordinate all development activities in alignment with the broader institutional priorities established by the foundation president and the foundation’s Board of Trustees. These activities will include planning, implementing and managing a strategic and comprehensive development program; establishing fundraising goals and clearly defined metrics; guiding cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies; updating the board on fundraising progress; liaising with OHSU leadership and scientists; and supervising a team of development professionals. Additionally, the vice president will be expected to actively manage his/her own donor portfolio; and advance the productive, collaborative and professional culture at the foundation.

Qualified candidates will have major fundraising experience; an inspirational and entrepreneurial leadership style; personal commitment to advancing cutting-edge medical research; proven ability in building and supporting diverse and collaborative teams; experience functioning effectively within a large, complex organization; a strong ethic of accountability; and a track record of leading high-performing teams. Candidates with relevant experience at an academic health center strongly preferred.

Applications should consist of a resume and detailed cover letter responsive to the needs of the OHSU Foundation. For priority consideration, please apply by February 1, 2019. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted in confidence to Korn Ferry consultants Paul Chou and Tenley Bank:

ohsuf-vpdevelopment@kornferry.com

The OHSU and Doernbecher Foundations are Equal Opportunity Employers.

The OHSU Foundation and Doernbecher Foundation provide equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to age, color, current or future military status, disability (physical or mental), gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran, or any other status protected by law. The OHSU and Doernbecher Foundations, as required by law, are making available here a copy of Employee Rights and Responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act.


Date Posted: January 29, 2019

Chief Executive Officer

Parkland Foundation

Parkland Foundation seeks nominations and applications for the position of Chief Executive Officer. A subsidiary 501(c)3 of Parkland Health & Hospital System (PHHS) - Dallas County’s only public safety-net hospital - the health system and Foundation work hand-in-hand in an unprecedented alliance to ensure that residents of all backgrounds can access affordable, high quality care.

Parkland Foundation is dedicated to securing substantial financial resources that advance the goals of the PHHS. An expression of the region’s cherished commitment to community, Parkland Foundation was established in 1985 in order to solicit, receive and administer charitable gifts to benefit the health system. Dually reporting to Dr. Frederick P. Cerise, CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System, and the Foundation’s Board of Directors, the Foundation CEO serves as Parkland’s lead fundraiser, cultivating and maintaining key relationships with supporters in the Dallas community. Additionally, the CEO is the key management leader of the Foundation, leading a high-performing staff of over 20 individuals.  

PHHS is one of the largest public hospital systems in the country, caring for Dallas County’s most vulnerable residents since 1894. As the only public health system in Dallas County, Parkland provided $879.7 million in uncompensated care in fiscal year 2017. The hospital averages more than 1.2 million patient visits annually in its 878 adult patient beds and 107 neonatal patient beds with the support of more than 10,000 employees.

Over the past 12 years, Parkland Foundation has raised over $240 million in support of PHHS, including the $150 million I Stand with Parkland capital campaign to build a state-of-the-art new hospital facility and a recent $40 million campaign for a new breast health center. On the heels of these recent campaign accomplishments, Parkland Foundation will welcome a visionary and energetic leader to guide the organization as it pursues continued success in fund development, innovation, and service to community.

This individual should possess a strong track record of organizational leadership in a business or non-profit environment. The successful candidate will have passion for the mission of Parkland and the population it serves; an ability to develop and manage effective fund development campaigns; and a track record of recruiting and retaining a talented staff. The Foundation’s next CEO will be able to establish credibility throughout the Parkland organization including across all levels of institutional leadership, patients, donors and supporters, and the local community.

Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Parkland Foundation will be assisted by J.J. Cutler, Jaimee Eddington, and Kaley Palanjian of Heidrick & Struggles, Inc. Nominations and applications should be directed to parklandfoundationceo@heidrick.com.  


Date Posted: January 18, 2019


Senior Director of Development, East Coast Major Gifts

University Advancement

University of Oregon

Note: This position may be based in Eugene, OR or New York

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 UO Alumni Association, Development, International and Principal Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.

Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon.

The Senior Director of Development works as part of Development to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the University. The Senior Director will be assigned to a specific unit and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on gifts in the major gift ($100k+) range, focusing on $500k+ gifts.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director of Gift Planning and Campus Initiatives, this position is part of the central development program. The Senior Director solicits gifts to support the priorities of the entire university and contributes to donor pipeline strategies and development. The Senior Director manages the portfolio and pipeline for the East Coast, with an explicit concentration of relationships with alumni, donors, and prospective donors in and around New York City. As the regional lead for New York, the Senior Director will partner with all campus development units, position academic leaders with prospective donor audiences, and staff Presidential travel to the region.

This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The Senior Director works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the University to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends. The Senior Director will be responsible for setting fundraising goals for the team and driving strategies as they relate to the strategic needs of the University and the assigned unit, priority, or region. Performance, as measured against these goals, will be evaluated annually.

Travel extensively on the East Coast for up to 75% of the time is an essential expectation of this position.

Salary is commensurate with experience. 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/523443/senior-director-of-development-east-coast-major-gifts, #523443.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by February 13, 2019. 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 18, 2019


Assistant Director of Development, School of Law

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 UO Alumni Association, Development, International and Principal Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.

The School of Law is an ABA-accredited law school and Oregon’s only public law school, made up of three graduate degree programs and an undergraduate legal studies program. The University of Oregon School of Law is charged with providing an exemplary, accredited legal education in a cost-effective manner. The law school provides a broad-based legal education to approximately 450 students, supported by 35+ faculty and 25+ other administrative personnel. The School of Law is an integral part of higher education in Oregon.

Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon.

The Assistant Director of Development, School of Law works as part of Development to promote university fundraising priorities to alumni, parents, and friends. The Assistant Director will be assigned to a specific unit and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on gifts in the “leadership annual giving” ($1,000 - $24,999) and mid-level ($25,000 - $99,999) ranges, and will work in partnership with the unit Director to identify prospects and donors with major gift ($100k+) potential and connect them to the appropriate major gift officer.

This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The Assistant Director works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the University to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends. The Assistant Director will be responsible for meeting agreed upon fundraising goals and metrics as they relate to the strategic needs of the University and the assigned unit, priority, or region. Performance, as measured against these goals, will be evaluated annually.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development Strategies & Pipeline Programs, with day to day management provided by the unit director, this position is part of the School of Law development program and solicits gifts to support the priorities of the School of Law. The Assistant Director also manages alumni engagement and annual giving coordination in partnership with Central University Advancement offices. Travel within Oregon as well as other states up to 50% of the time is an essential expectation of this position.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $50,000 - $55,000. 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/523423/assistant-director-of-development-school-of-law, #523423.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by February 11, 2019. 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 18, 2019


Chief Advancement Officer (CFAES)

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH  

Position Overview

The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is seeking an extraordinary leader who has a passion for higher education to serve as the chief fundraiser, head of marketing and communications, and alumni relations leader for the college. The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) is responsible for understanding the mission, needs and value proposition of the college in order to strategically create awareness, engagement and support (philanthropic and otherwise) from a variety of constituent groups including prospective students, donors, alumni, and friends.

CFAES is one of the university’s largest colleges, with 3,400 undergrads, and 40,000 alumni with a rich history grounded in the establishment of this land grant institution in 1870. The college is positioned to maintain a record-breaking fundraising pace of five straight years of growth (FY19 goal = $34 million). The CAO will play a pivotal role in maintaining this record-breaking momentum by leading an innovative, sophisticated and high-functioning Advancement team. The CAO reports to both the Assistant Vice President of Development and the Vice President for Agricultural Administration and Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, and leads a full complement of Advancement professionals comprised of approximately 8 development staff, 12 alumni, engagement, stewardship and event staff and  approximately 20 marketing/communications staff.

The CAO will partner with University Marketing to create the overall CFAES marketing plan that also includes CFAES leadership role in the Ohio State University Statewide Campus plan. University Marketing will serve as a consultant for overall guidance and will assist in an audit of the current marketing and communications function.

Position highlights include opportunities to accomplish the following:

Development (60%)

  • Finalize plans and implement the next comprehensive campaign for the college.

  • Lead a team of fundraisers to identify, cultivate, solicit and secure major gifts of $100,000 and above with a personal fundraising emphasis on gifts of $1,000,000 and above.

  • Enhance the donor relations and stewardship strategy to allow the college to build, grow and sustain an engaged donor network.

  • Build a strong annual giving program.

Marketing/Communications (30%)

  • Partnering with University Marketing, create and implement overall CFAES marketing plan that also includes CFAES leadership role in the Ohio State University Statewide Campus plan.

  • Review, assess and enhance the marketing and communications function within CFAES.

  • Partner with University Marketing to expand the college’s branding initiatives.

  • Partner with University Communications to build strong relationships with members of the media.

Alumni Relations (10%)

  • Strategically engage alumni in efficient and effective ways with particular focus on increasing annual support for the college.

  • Collaborate with the Alumni Association to utilize new tools to segment and strategically reach the college’s alumni population.

  • Collaborate with Extension and 4-H to engage the non-traditional alumni of the college.

While the development and alumni relations staff have been led by this position in the past, the addition of the marketing/communications staff under the college’s Advancement umbrella is new and now mirrors the university’s advancement model. In addition to leading the growth of this team, the CAO will be a key member of the fundraising leadership team for the university and join a best-in-class Advancement environment that provides the resources, talent, and culture of collaboration to ensure success.  Additionally, he/she will be a key member of the Dean’s leadership team.

Performance Objectives

First 1-3 months

1) Initiate the integration of the marketing and communication team and function into the Advancement team

2) Assess the overall structure, teams, resources, etc. of the CFAES Advancement team

3) Build positive relationships with key internal faculty, staff and external stakeholders

First 3-6 months

1) Prepare for FY20 (budget, staffing, fundraising projections, goals, etc.)

2) Help finalize the college’s campaign planning

3) Start to actively fundraise

4) Engage with University Marketing on the creation of the college’s strategic marketing plan

First 12 months

1)  Lead the successful launch of the CFAES campaign as part of the university campaign

2)  Positively lead the overall Advancement team while building a trusting and collaborative culture

3)  Continue the fundraising growth of the college

Requirements include the experience and ability to deliver the following results:

  • Manage the process of bringing the college’s marketing and communications functions under the Advancement umbrella.

  • Lead and grow a sophisticated, collaborative team, focusing on its success as a unit and the professional development of its individuals.

  • Build strong relationships with college and Advancement leadership, faculty and staff to advance the missions of the college and university.

  • Maintain the momentum needed to increase fundraising amounts by 10% annually.

  • Work strategically with all internal and external audiences, adjusting as needed to different audiences and different situations.

  • Increase the percentage of the college’s alumni who donate back to the college from 5% to 10% by 2024 and work with the Alumni Association on increasing the university’s overall alumni donation rate (currently 12%).

  • Lead the college in a brand strategy overhaul based on the University’s brand work.

More about the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The college’s alumni population often remains in Ohio (40%), with pockets also found in Texas, Florida and California. CFAES has identified four grand challenges facing Ohio and beyond. Advancement is essential in positively addressing these issues.  

  1. Sustainability – viable agriculture, food security and environmental sustainability through precision agriculture, controlled environments, food systems and distribution, food waste, value-added components and water quality

  2. One Health – human health, animal health and environmental health

  3. Rural-urban Interface – policy, economic issues, and consumer communications and education

  4. Education – preparing the next generation of scientists and leaders

The college has some immediate facility needs focusing on the Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory. The CAO is essential to integrating the skills of the college’s Advancement team in support of this focus.  

Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?

The Ohio State University recently concluded the most successful fundraising effort in its history, with contributions from what is believed to be the most donors ever to a higher education campaign. The But for Ohio State Campaign raised over $3 billion from more than 750,000 donors, shattering the goal of $2.5 billion. Ohio State is now one year away from the public kickoff of the next campaign which coincides with the celebration of the university’s 150th birthday. All members of Advancement are part of creating an inclusive culture that inspires an exceptionally diverse and talented team and are measured on their adherence to the following core competencies:  leadership, continuous improvement, teamwork and collaboration, and communication/interpersonal effectiveness.

You Need To Know

The Ohio State University is looking to make an investment in an experienced professional who will evolve the Advancement opportunities for the college and institution and therefore the salary for this position is negotiable.  Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, safe, fun and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for a land grant institution where you will truly feel the impact of your work. Learn more here:  https://hr.osu.edu/careers/.

Closing Statement

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

To apply please visit:  https://osujoblinks.com/9cah

Please visit www.advancement.osu.edu to find out more about University Advancement.  Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Management, Chief Diversity Officer at mizer.43@osu.edu.


Date Posted: January 18, 2019

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, UGFA

University of Pennsylvania

Reference Number: 90-30353

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.

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

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

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

Penn’s commitment to achieving eminence through diversity is ultimately a commitment to creating a more vibrant university so that our employees will be both stimulated and empowered to shape a better world.

http://darrecruiting.upenn.edu/why-choose-penn/about-dar

Duties

Department and position overview:

The Undergraduate Financial Aid Development Department leads the fundraising activity necessary for Penn to uphold one of the most robust and generous undergraduate financial aid programs in higher education. This top university priority is a primary focus of the current Power of Penn Campaign and reflects the University’s unwavering commitment to Access and Inclusion in undergraduate education.

The UGFA Development department promotes, supports, and coordinates activity within Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) to raise funds for Undergraduate Named Scholarships and Penn First Plus, a cadre of supports for low-income and first generation college undergraduates; designed to ensure that all Penn students thrive on campus and beyond. The department’s primary functions are to:

1) Create and advance the case for Named Scholarships and Penn First Plus

2) Drive frontline fundraising activity through direct prospect solicitations and colleague partnerships

3) Lead donor stewardship activities

4) Facilitate connections between scholarship student recipients, DAR and donors.

5) Establish and maintain the operations related to UGFA Development and University systems ensuring the donor intentions and the University’s and student interests are protected

6) Manage the productive engagement of the Undergraduate Financial Aid Leadership Council, a board of leadership fundraising volunteers dedicated to the UGFA priority.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development for Undergraduate Financial Aid and Penn First Plus, the Associate Director will closely collaborate with all members of the UGFA Development team, as well as, colleagues across DAR and in key areas of campus such as Student Registration and Financial Services (SRFS). The position serves as an important advisor and support to the Executive Director and functions in a high level operations role ensuring that the systems necessary to achieve the Department’s objectives run optimally. The Associate Director also plays a key external role engaging with donors and students.

Specific responsibilities of the position include the following:

• Planning and management of the twice-annual student/donor scholarship events – https://www.unsp.upenn.edu/celebrations

• Steward existing donors through visits and other forms of communication serving as a resource for ongoing questions and requests

• Arrange individual donor/student meetings and other small scale gatherings including foundation scholars program events.

• Act as an internal consultant to colleagues, advising on logistics of scholarship gifts and stewardship

• Review gift agreements to ensure compliance with University policies and aided student demographics, donor intentions, and long term sustainability of the gift structure

• Work with undergraduate student scholarship recipients on a variety of fronts including student participation in small and large events, coaching student speakers, engaging the Named Scholarship Program Student Advisory Board, and leading New Student Orientation events for the department.

• Work closely with internal partners in DAR Advancement Services, Information Services and Computing, the Office of the Treasurer, and SRFS to ensure smooth operations for the department; advocate and influence decisions to find specific solutions for the needs of the program.

• Frontline fundraising responsibilities include the solicitation of scholarship and Penn First Plus gifts independently and in partnership with colleagues on central and school-based development teams. Respond to existing donor requests and support pooled scholarship efforts.

• Serve as a liaison with SRFS to ensure that scholarships are awarded consistent with requirements and/or when analysis is required to support gift conversations

• Oversee the running of efficient and effective systems in the department related to gifts processing, challenge fund administration, and the donor and scholarship databases

• Support activity related to the Undergraduate Financial Aid Leadership Council

• Contribute to the conception and production of stewardship and case materials

• Use tools such as Qlikview to support prospecting needs for UGFA initiatives and to provide data analysis on donors

• Maintain UGFA prospect pipeline

• Manage work study students

Qualifications

• BA/BS degree

• Three to five years of successful fund-raising experience, preferably in higher education with experience in leadership gifts solicitation

• Familiarity with Penn and/or solid understanding of a major research university environment

• Strong communication skills, both written and oral; superb donor relations abilities; excellent initiative, attention to detail and planning skills

• Ability to work independently, but collaboratively, in goal-oriented team setting

• Successful experience managing complex projects in a fast-paced environment

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.

Special Requirements

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

Quick Link

http://apptrkr.com/1372627


Date Posted: January 17, 2019


Philanthropy Executive Assistant

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood.  Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and healthy planet by joining our team! In Florida, the Conservancy is dedicated to supporting natural systems along our coasts and in-land, implementing nature-based solutions to help minimize risk to coastal communities from storms and sea level rise and exploring and implementing ways to ensure that nature and the benefits it brings are incorporated into existing and developing cities in order to alleviate threats in currently urbanized areas, and capitalize on opportunities to balance development with nature – to do right with nature and by nature -- within our communities.

The Philanthropy Executive Assistant will provide direct administrative support to the Director of Philanthropy and the Florida Philanthropy department. The Philanthropy Executive Assistant will be responsible for a variety of administrative support tasks, including arranging travel, managing calendars, answering phones, drafting correspondence, processing expenses, and scheduling and coordinating meeting logistics. They will use available systems and resources to maintain, track, and research data, and to produce and review reports. They will provide guidance in satisfying administrative requirements based on extensive knowledge of policies and procedures. They will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness. They will also work to improve effectiveness by communicating or distributing information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow. The Assistant will coordinate activities with multiple variables, set realistic deadlines, and manage timelines. They will communicate on behalf of supervisor with staff in various programs across the Conservancy; as well as with donors, vendors, and business relations. The Assistant will provide support for the philanthropy department’s events and field trip program. This support will include addressing on-the-ground needs that will require the Executive Assistant to travel to events, meetings and trainings as needed. The Assistant will also maintain and track donor activity in the philanthropy database in support of the Director of Philanthropy and the events team.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination;

  • Experience generating reports and interpreting data;

  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading;

  • Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines; and

  • Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) skills

  • Demonstrated initiative

  • Executive assistant experience

  • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, and solving problems;

  • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results;

  • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results;

  • Experience working with a board of directors, donors, volunteers, the public, and/or all levels of staff; and/or

  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail 

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities.  Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale.

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package then submit your cover letter and resume for position number 47279  by 11:59 pm ET on February 13, 2019.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.


Date Posted: January 16, 2019


Senior Major Gift Officer, New York Metro Region

University of Massachusetts Boston

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Leadership Gifts, the Senior Major Gift Officer, New York Metro Region will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement in cultivating and soliciting leadership level ($100,000+) commitments to the University. The incumbent will be involved in the planning and/or advancing a wide range of fundraising activities and high-level, prospect-focused events; will pursue leadership gifts for a range of priorities, including current use, endowed chairs, scholarships, and capital improvements; and will identify and cultivate prospects and develop solicitation strategies and coordination with key administrators, faculty, alumni, and volunteers, which is critical to the success of this role. The incumbent also may oversee special projects as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Principal Gifts.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Manage the New York Metro region (which includes Connecticut and New Jersey) with a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects who have the capacity to make commitment of $100,000.00 or more; travel to assigned regions to conduct a significant number of face-to-face personal visits each year in order to cultivate and ultimately solicit gifts at the $100,000-plus level.

  • Work with the Associate Vice Chancellor, deans and other key Advancement colleagues to create a core of university-wide prospects for leadership gifts in support of University-wide priorities; monitor the progress of individuals, and when appropriate, corporate and foundation prospects as they are moved from initial contact, through solicitation, to gift closes.

  • Coordinate with Advancement colleagues to devise specific strategies and timetables for the successful solicitation of individuals, including the use of planned giving vehicles: gift annuities, trusts and bequests.

  • Integrate Alumni Relations activities as an essential component of the overall development strategy, including the enlistment of current students and parents, as well as the identification and re-engagement of “lost” or disaffected alumni.

  • Coordinate and orchestrate prospect movement strategies with the appropriate deans, college senior leadership, and faculty, and work in tandem to assure the highest and best use of time, budget and personnel.

  • Establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities in the New York Metro region that reflect academic priorities for private support; prepare operating plan designed to facilitate achievement of these goals and objectives as a component of the University-wide leadership gifts plan.

  • Record activities, contacts, proposals and strategy plans in the donor database; ensure constituent biographic and contact data maintained in the database is accurate and up-to-date.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred. 

  • A minimum of seven-ten (7-10) years of successful experience specifically raising leadership gifts, preferably in higher education, with an understanding of leadership gift planning and prospect development. 

  • Incumbent must be able to travel locally and nationally to meet with donors and prospective donors on behalf of the University.   

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors while maintaining a high level of confidentiality

  • Proven track record of successful solicitation and securing personal major gifts

  • Ability to be an effective advocate for the University

  • Ability to actively listen and work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment;

  • Ability to be proactive and to work independently

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • High level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings

  • Strong commitment to customer service

Special Instruction to Applicants:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and a list of three professional references to: http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/497489/senior-major-gift-officer-new-york-metro-region.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date of February 14, 2019. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 7 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.


Date Posted: January 16, 2019

Senior Major Gift Officer, New England Metro Region

University of Massachusetts Boston

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Principal and Leadership Gifts, the Senior Major Gift Officer for the New England Metro Region will work closely with the Associate Vice Chancellor of Advancement in cultivating and soliciting leadership level ($100,000+) commitments to the University. The incumbent will be involved in the planning and/or advancing a wide range of fundraising activities and high-level, prospect-focused events; will pursue leadership gifts for a range of priorities including current use, endowed chairs, scholarships, and capital improvements; and will identify and cultivate prospects and develop solicitation strategies and coordination with key administrators, faculty, alumni, and volunteers, which is critical to the success of this role. The incumbent also may oversee special projects as assigned by the Associate Vice Chancellor of Principal Gifts.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Manage the New England region with a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects who have the capacity to make commitment of $100,000.00 or more; travel to assigned regions to conduct a significant number of face-to-face personal visits each year in order to cultivate and ultimately solicit gifts at the $100,000.00-plus level.

  • Work with the Associate Vice Chancellor, deans and other key Advancement colleagues to create a core of university-wide prospects for leadership gifts in support of University-wide priorities; monitor the progress of individuals, and when appropriate, corporate and foundation prospects as they are moved from initial contact, through solicitation, to gift closes.

  • Coordinate with the Advancement colleagues to devise specific strategies and timetables for the successful solicitation of individuals, including the use of planned giving vehicles: gift annuities, trusts and bequests.

  • Integrate Alumni Relations activities as an essential component of the overall development strategy, including the enlistment of current students and parents, as well as the identification and re-engagement of “lost” or disaffected alumni.

  • Coordinate and orchestrate prospect movement strategies with the appropriate deans, college senior leadership, and faculty, and work in tandem to assure the highest and best use of time, budget and personnel.

  • Establish long-range goals and objectives for development programs and activities in the New England region that reflect academic priorities for private support; prepare an operating plan designed to facilitate achievement of these goals and objectives as a component of the University-wide leadership gifts plan.

  • Record activities, contacts, proposals and strategy plans in the donor database; ensure constituent biographic and contact data maintained in the database is accurate and up-to-date.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred. 

  • A minimum of seven-ten (7-10) years of successful experience specifically raising leadership gifts, preferably in higher education, with an understanding of leadership gift planning and prospect development. 

  • Incumbent must be able to travel locally and nationally to meet with donors and prospective donors on behalf of the University.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors while maintaining a high level of confidentiality

  • Proven track record of successful solicitation and securing personal major gifts

  • Ability to be an effective advocate for the University

  • Ability to actively listen and work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment

  • Ability to be proactive and to work independently

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • High level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings

  • Strong commitment to customer service

Special Instruction to Applicants:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter a and list of three professional references to: http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/497486/senior-major-gift-officer-new-england-metro-region.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date of February 14, 2019.

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 7 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions. As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews. For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews.


Date Posted: January 16, 2019

Senior Director of Development, College of Arts & Sciences

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

Position Overview

The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to be searching for a new Senior Director of Development.  The individual selected for this position will be embedded primarily in the Arts and Humanities with the opportunity to play a key role in college priorities and cross functional objectives. With the most departments of the three college branches, Arts and Humanities is a diverse, fast paced and dynamic academic area. The role is responsible for discovering, maintaining and expanding relationships with major donors ($100,000 and above) and will have the opportunity to enhance your career as the College seeks to grow to an $80M annual fundraising operation.

This position is a non-managing expert senior fundraiser reporting to a managing Senior Director of Development who will have extensive opportunities to partner with professionals in principal gifts, foundation and corporate relations, alumni relations and events, stewardship, volunteer engagement, communications, and research to ensure their success as a part of a multi-faceted, nimble and well-resourced advancement team.  The ability to travel extensively to actively prospect to build a strong major gift portfolio and to solicit gifts in an assigned geographical territory while maintaining strong campus partnerships will be essential.

Among the College’s fundraising priorities that all development team members have the opportunity to participate in and raise support for are faculty excellence, a vibrant Arts District emerging near 15th Avenue and High Street, a core chemistry facility, graduate student support, undergraduate scholarships providing increased access for academically-qualified students - especially from our Ohio communities -  and experiential learning opportunities for research, internships, and travel abroad. Helping donors to find where their philanthropy aligns with the university’s and the unit’s priorities provides for a stimulating, creative, and rewarding work environment.

Individuals passionate about the power of a liberal arts and sciences education environment and able to articulate the challenges and opportunities that it faces in the world that we live in today are encouraged to apply.

More about the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences provides a dynamic environment and opportunities to partner with vibrant faculty to prospect, cultivate, secure and steward major donors. The College is the academic heart of the university with 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, 20,000 students and over 200,000 of the university’s 550,000 living alumni.  

Our environment is complex.  It demands the ability to think strategically, creatively and collaboratively; to thrive in a world focused on continuous improvement; and to prioritize your work in order to accomplish your metric fundraising goals.  In return, you will be inspired daily by innovation and be supported by and contribute to a strong and extensive network of talented Advancement professionals in University Development.

Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?

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

Annual performance objectives include, but are not limited to:

  • Minimum of 12 solicitations of $100,000 or above

  • $6M – $10M fundraising activity expected annually once portfolio is mature.

  • Successful management of a portfolio of 50-75 major gift prospects

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience

  • At least six years of professional fundraising experience or professional transferable experience (i.e. managing relationships with required measurable output, making calls, conducting face-to-face appointments, creating and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client relationship or sales-related activities)

  • A desire to excel as a disciplined individual fundraiser and a team player.

Desired Qualifications

  • At least six years of professional fundraising experience raising the highest level of philanthropic gifts at an organization (preferably five or six figures and above)

  • At least six years of professional fundraising experience in higher education

  • An advanced degree

  • Experience working in other advancement departments such as donor relations and stewardship, donor communications and/or alumni relations

  • Experience within a College of Arts and Sciences, specifically within the Arts and Humanities

You Need To Know

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

Closing Statement

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

How to Apply

To apply, please visit https://osujoblinks.com/j788.  Also, please visit http://advancement.osu.edu/  to learn more about the Ohio State University Office of Advancement.

Please visit www.advancement.osu.edu to find out more about University Advancement and apply online for job opening number 443887 at www.jobsatosu.com. Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Management, mizer.43@osu.edu.


Date Posted: January 14, 2019


Chief Development Officer

Mouse

About Mouse: Mouse, which recently merged with Code/Interactive, is a national nonprofit that empowers all youth and educators to engage with computer science and creative technology to solve real problems and make meaningful change in our world.

With a commitment to creating more diversity in STEM and elevating under-resourced communities, we open opportunities through technology, expand minds with original, hands-on programming, and increase confidence through positive peer-to-peer and mentor relationships.

Together with our partners and supporters, Mouse is helping students realize their full potential—and the potential of technology—to learn, lead, and create for the greater good.

Position Overview: Reporting to the Executive Director, and working in partnership with the board and other key personnel, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will successfully plan and implement the overall fundraising strategy and pathways to generating the resources needed to operate Mouse’s existing programs and those planned for the future. The CDO has a heightened awareness of the systemic challenges facing underserved communities and drives the vision, leadership, and management of the Communications and Marketing team. The CDO serves as a key member of the senior leadership team and is an active participant in making strategic decisions impacting the organization.

Key Outcomes:

  • Create and implement long-term and annual development strategies and plans aligned to budgetary goals to raise $4 million annually

  • Solicit and steward high-capacity institutional and major donors to meet ambitious fundraising goals

  • Actively participate in Mouse’s senior leadership team and contribute to the overall

    management of the organization

Responsibilities Include:

Strategy & Execution:

  • Develop and implement a short- and long-term advancement plan to meet development goals and objectives to raise $4 million in FY20.

  • Lead development team to design and implement strategies for engaging with Mouse’ current and prospective donors and partners.

  • Lead board development and management in partnership with the Executive Director.

  • Collaborate with leadership team to align program vision to development goals.

  • Helps leadership identify and address organizational development issues that challenge and support health and effectiveness.

  • Ensures that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision, and plans.

Cultivation, Solicitation, Stewardship:

  • Develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans customized for each prospective donor

  • Manage prospect research and cultivation initiatives with an emphasis on pursuing strategies to secure or increase giving from donors in all streams (institutional, individual).

  • Lead all grants applications processes, managing the full life cycle of funding (application, reporting, relationship management, grants management).

  • Create and operate a major gifts individual giving strategy to raise strategic unrestricted funds for operations.

Development Team Management:

  • Manage all aspects of development operations, including but not limited to prospect research, proposal development, pipeline management, grants management, reporting, donor stewardship, fundraising systems, and special events.

  • Manage the development of a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of that organization that will enable it to attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.

  • Collaborate with the team to develop performance measures, monitor results, and help the CEO and board evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.

Budgeting, Planning, and Goal Setting:

  • Collaborate with operations team to define and set budgetary goals for the organization.

  • Assures proper planning including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking and evaluation to support fund development.

  • Assures sound fiscal operation of development function including timely, accurate and comprehensive development of charitable contributions income and expense budgets, reporting, monitoring and implementation.

  • Combines development resources in such a way as to maximize quantity and quality to obtain a set of results. Assures appropriate market testing to reduce risk and assure success.

Special Events:

  • Manager major corporate and individual giving related to event fundraising.

  • Oversee vision and operations for major event fundraising.

  • Hands-on management of special projects and events, including staffing plans and communication with major vendors.

Compensation:

Salary: $110,000 - $125,000 annual

Benefits: Health, dental, vision, LTD, life insurance; sick leave; vacation days; personal days; 401(k) retirement plan with employer match; flexible spending account; summer flex hours; professional development opportunities; telecommute up to 3 days a week.

Qualifications:

  • Passion for youth empowerment and fostering greater diversity in STEM fields

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s Degree a plus)

  • 7+ years of fundraising or other relevant experience

  • Experience in a business setting a plus (e.g., finance, sales / trading, tech, the start-up sector)

  • Successful track record of fundraising achievements and leadership of a nonprofit development team

  • Demonstrated success in routinely securing $50-$100,000 donations

  • Demonstrated comfort securing gifts in the $100-$300,000 range

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects

  • Great teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with Google Suite preferred

To Apply: Please e-mail your cover letter (that clearly explains why this position at Mouse is uniquely suited to your talents) and resume to Attn: Chief Development Officer Search at jobs@mouse.org. No calls please. You will only be contacted if we are interested in pursuing your candidacy.

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019


Date Posted: January 11, 2019


University of Richmond

Vice President for Advancement

Richmond, Virginia

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond’s learning and research environment is grounded in the liberal arts and enriched by its distinctive array of schools, with a singular integration of learning and scholarship across campus. It is defined by a culture of interdisciplinary connections, collaboration, and creativity, guaranteeing students close interaction with faculty and the ability to craft their academic experience.

The University is the nation’s only top liberal arts college that is also home to a top-ranked business school, the first undergraduate school of leadership studies in the nation, a highly regarded school of law, and a school of professional and continuing studies that reaches thousands of individuals in the region each year. Thus, the University of Richmond offers the intimacy of a small college and the opportunities that rival those of larger institutions, including a strong Division I athletics program. These distinctions, among others, have led to a passionate and committed alumni base with approximately 35,000 “solicitable” donors.

The University of Richmond has been consistently recognized as one of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation. It is ranked 25th among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report, and the Robins School of Business is ranked 21st by Poets & Quants in its Best Undergraduate Business School Programs. The University of Richmond School of Law is ranked 50th by U.S. News & World Report. The University is consistently cited as a “best value” college by U.S. News & World Report, SmartMoney, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and USA Today-Princeton Review.

The University distinguishes itself in its commitment to ensuring the equity and accessibility of its transformative educational opportunities. Richmond is among a very small number of colleges and universities in the U.S. that meets 100 percent of demonstrated need for admitted first-year students and maintains a need-blind admission policy for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Through Richmond’s Promise to Virginia, the University also provides a financial aid award equal to tuition, room, and board to all Virginia students who are admitted and whose annual family income is less than $60,000.

The University seeks candidates for the role of Vice President for Advancement (Vice President). Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, with unfettered access to and a strong partnership with the President, the Vice President is a member of the President’s Cabinet and has primary oversight responsibility for the Advancement Office, which consists of approximately 80 talented staff members. The Advancement Office is comprised of four distinct departments: Development; Advancement Systems; Foundation, Corporate and Government Relations (government grants); and Alumni Affairs/Career Services. The mission of the Advancement Office is to engage current and future alumni through meaningful programs, activities, and communication; connect the University community of alumni, parents, and friends; and sustain Spider spirit by encouraging the gifts of time, talent, and treasure. The Vice President provides strong, creative, energetic, and strategic leadership on all advancement initiatives, programs, and functions, both short and long-term, with responsibility for building a major-gifts-focused culture of philanthropy and significantly increasing annual contributed revenue. The Vice President will serve as chief campaign officer for any future University campaigns.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Genuine enthusiasm for and commitment to the University of Richmond’s mission and history, as well as for the value of liberal arts education.

- Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.

- Minimum of 12 years of experience in progressively responsible advancement leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas of development (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and leadership of a major capital campaign. Sophisticated knowledge of the respective roles of alumni relations, career services, and operational systems in a best-practices advancement program and a demonstrated track record of strategic collaboration with corresponding functional leaders. Experience working in an institution of higher education or nonprofit environment of similar complexity is strongly preferred.

- Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of significant supervisory experience, including creating and managing a budget.

- Must be steeped in modern philanthropy best practices and able to effectively integrate advancement-related functions.

- Strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising and alumni engagement plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives.

- History of securing six and seven-figure gifts or more, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies for grooming the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors.

- Proven ability to develop, balance, and coordinate donor bases on a national and international scale.

- Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement advancement initiatives.

- Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating trustees and other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective advancement network.

- Skill at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions to meet goals when necessary.

- The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about prospect/constituency engagement strategy and process.

The University of Richmond has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: January 11, 2019

Director of Development, College of Education

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 UO Alumni Association, Development, International and Principal Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.

The College of Education at the University of Oregon is one of the highest ranked colleges of education in the United States and has a strong tradition of scholarship, outreach, and impact at local, state, national, and global levels. The assigned mission of the College of Education is to prepare individuals to become administrators, teachers, researchers, and related professionals. Our faculty conduct innovative research and scholarship in education and the clinical sciences and are national and international leaders in prevention science, school-based intervention, research methods, and measurement designed to improve educational and social service systems for all. Faculty and staff are devoted to inspiring and mentoring the approximately 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students who comprise the College and who will be the next generation of educational leaders.

Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon.

The Director of Development works as part of Development to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the University. The Director is assigned to the College of Education and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on gifts in the major gift ($100k+) range.

This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The Director works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the University to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends. The Director will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university and the assigned unit, priority, or region. Performance, as measured against these goals, will be evaluated annually.

Reporting jointly to the College of Education Dean and University Development, this position leads the College’s development program and is responsible for managing all fundraising activity, including representing the College in development meetings on campus and setting fundraising goals and strategies in conjunction with leadership in the College and Development. Travel within Oregon as well as to cities in other states up to 50% of the time is an essential expectation of this position. This position is jointly funded by the College of Education and University Advancement.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $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/523402/director-of-development-college-of-education, #523402.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by February 4, 2019. 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 11, 2019

Development director

Solutions Journalism Network

Journalism is in urgent need of repair. Its preoccupation with dysfunction, corruption and pathology undermines public discourse, inhibits citizenship, and fails to provide society with key information to self-govern and self-correct. The endlessly negative coverage has fed people’s loss of trust in the news – further eroding journalism’s viability.

The Solutions Journalism Network is leading a mindset shift and practice change to confront this failure, building capacity for reporting about responses to social problems. In SJN’s five years, solutions journalism has become a credible reporting practice recognized for driving high impact in society.  Over 10,000 journalists have been exposed to our curriculum. More than 180 news organizations have worked with SJN to produce reporting projects that cover society more comprehensively, revealing possibilities for civic agency and connection.

We’re looking for a catalytic development professional to help us realize our ambitious fundraising and strategic goals. Working with SJN’s CEO and executive team, the development director will coordinate fundraising activities; identify and help build relationships with foundation and individual donors; and manage funder communications. This is a full-time position.

More specifically, the development director will:

  • Determine SJN’s fundraising pool, identifying and researching potential funders

  • Approach and cultivate new donors, working with SJN’s executive team

  • Work with SJN’s CFO to manage our development pipeline against budget needs

  • Write or contribute to grant proposals and reports

  • Help develop ongoing correspondence to build and sustain donor relationships

  • Design and manage funder events

This role is a key piece of a bigger plan. SJN’s team has nearly doubled in the last year. We are building capacity to support high-impact solutions-focused reporting and engagement activities across our growing nationwide network, focusing on a range of issues including education, health, justice, economic mobility, inclusion, and others. By 2020, we aim to reach at least 250 newsrooms and 27,500 journalists, covering every state – and expanding rapidly outside the U.S. – with the goal of revitalizing public discourse, activating civic power, and rebuilding trust and common purpose.

Does this sound like your calling? We hope so: We’re a passionate and ambitious bunch, and we want someone great to join us. We need a serious development professional for this job, someone who can speak to funders with confidence and authenticity.  But you don’t need a lot of years of experience; what we really need is an entrepreneur – someone who knows how to solve problems, with an appetite for experimentation and an appreciation for ambiguity.

Also, the stuff that you’d expect us to want:

  • Extremely strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills

  • Writing chops

  • Attention to detail

  • Unflagging team orientation, but an ability to work solo

Diversity of perspective, identity, and experience is important to us: We want to reflect and serve the whole of society. As a result, we encourage diverse applicants to seek employment, and we make all employment decisions without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factors protected by federal, state or local law. SJN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SJN is based in NY, but we’re open to you being remote if you really are That Good. The job will require moderate travel across the United States and, possibly, internationally. The Solutions Journalism Network is a 501(c)3 organization offering competitive salary with health benefits; generous paid time-off and work-schedule flexibility; and a crew of seriously great colleagues.

To apply, please complete the online application here.


Date Posted: January 11, 2019

Executive Director of Principal Gifts

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time Executive Director of Principal Gifts in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Advancement and working directly with the Office of the Chancellor for the University of Illinois, responsibilities include managing the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts involving the Chancellor for the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and a portfolio of the University’s most generous donors and prospects. This position will also build and manage relationships, acting as liaison among the staff of the Office of Advancement, University Advancement personnel, Deans, faculty, and other members of the campus community and donors.

Essential Duties

  1. Develop cultivation and solicitation strategies for a select group of the University’s most generous donors.

  2. Build and manage network of relationships with prospective donors involving University administrators and faculty. Evaluate various gift opportunities and giving vehicles and recommend the most suitable for a particular donor.

  3. Facilitate interaction with principal prospects by the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Advancement, senior administrators and deans, and faculty. Interact with internal contacts such as Deans, Directors, Faculty, Officers, and other advancement staff to consult on University needs, to formulate strategies to promote prospect engagement with the University, and to identify potential high level donors.

  4. Strategize and shape messaging for high-level prospects who have the capacity to make transformative gifts.

  5. Participate (typically in concert with others) in seven- and eight-figure solicitations to fund and/or enhance the development efforts of campus units.

  6. Manage a portfolio of 25-50 major gift prospects for the purpose of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

  7. Maintain a significant travel schedule throughout the United States and occasionally internationally.

  8. Perform additional activities related to the Advancement effort as requested by the Vice Chancellor for Advancement.

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of experience in fundraising or a closely-related area, preferably in higher education, with at least five years involving the solicitation of major gifts; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

  2. Experience working with sensitive information and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

  3. Preferred: Master’s degree and extensive knowledge of public higher education.

Organizational Relationship

The Executive Director of Principal Gifts will work closely with the Senior Vice President for Principal Gifts, Gift Planning & Trust Services, at the University of Illinois Foundation to facilitate appropriate communication and collaboration with the University of Illinois System and University of Illinois Foundation.

Skills/Abilities

  1. Excellent interpersonal skills to relate to donors, volunteers, colleagues, and university leadership.

  2. Self-motivated (a “self-starter”); innovative and ability to work with considerable independence within the context of a team environment and a network of relationships.

  3. Superior written and oral communication; negotiating, organizational, analytical and fundraising skills, including the ability to interpret financial information and manage data.

  4. Familiarity with financial planning, tax and charitable gift laws, and planned giving vehicles and methods.

  5. Knowledge of university governance and academic administrative and financial policies and guidelines.

  6. Must be able to travel frequently; some international travel may be required.

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by February 8, 2019. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, address, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. For more information regarding application procedures, contact Katie Walker, walker74@illinois.edu.  The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date.

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

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://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 11, 2019

Assistant Dean for Advancement – College of Media

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The College of Media and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement (OVCIA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time Assistant Dean for Advancement to lead and manage a comprehensive advancement strategy for the College of Media by developing, implementing, and evaluating a plan for development, alumni relations, and communications.

The College of Media is committed to meeting the evolving demands of an increasingly connected global society through agile media education, cutting edge scholarship, and professional synergies, all devoted to facilitating enlightened public decision making; fair, accurate, balanced and contextual representation of all groups in our society; and the preparation of a new generation of leadership in advertising, journalism, and media and cinema studies. In reaching our objectives, we are guided by the principles of collaboration, innovation, and creativity.

On October 13, 2017, the University publicly launched its fourth comprehensive campaign. “With Illinois” is the most ambitious philanthropic initiative in its history. The goal is to raise $2.25 billion in support of Illinois students, faculty, research, and infrastructure; and to continue to elevate the values that make Illinois distinctive: a sense of boundless aspiration, collaborative research, and global perspective. The College of Media has achieved their campaign goal to raise $10 million in private support, yet is now pushing to achieve a multi-million dollar stretch goal.

The Assistant Dean for Advancement is responsible for planning and implementing the advancement program for the College. This includes:

  • Providing vision and strategic leadership for the College’s advancement team through ongoing support and evaluation of staff members’ goals

  • Developing a long-term comprehensive advancement plan that includes alumni, friends, corporations and foundations

  • Overseeing the advancement communications, donor relations and stewardship programs

  • Formulating an annual plan with measurable goals

  • Establishing and maintaining portfolio of major gift prospects, and maintain a significant travel schedule throughout the United States and occasionally internationally.

  • Partnering with the Dean and Department heads to design and implement fundraising initiatives for specific needs within the College

  • Working with the Dean on strategic visits with key major donors

  • Collaborating with OVCIA on specific projects/programs

  • Coordinating with the College’s Communication Office to ensure consistency of message and brand

  • Serving as the primary liaison with university and campus administrators, including OVCIA, the University of Illinois Foundation, the University of Illinois Alumni Association, and the Office of Public Engagement.

  • Serves as part of the Dean’s Administrative Council as a member of the College’s senior leadership team.

Organizational Relationship

The Assistant Dean for Advancement reports to the Dean of the College of Media and to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.  This position will be based out of the Urbana-Champaign campus.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in the field of institutional advancement with a demonstrated successful record in fundraising.

  • Supervisory experience or demonstrated leadership of a team of professionals

  • Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by January 29, 2019. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, resume and the names, address, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. For more information regarding application procedures, contact Katie Walker, walker74@illinois.edu. The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  Interviews may take place prior to the closing date; however, no decision will be made until after that date.

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

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, 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 11, 2019

Senior Vice President for University Advancement

Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University is seeking an experienced, energetic and innovative leader who will serve as the Senior Vice President for University Advancement.

Founded in 1911, Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a comprehensive Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. LMU is committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunities for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. They enroll an academically ambitious, multicultural, and socioeconomically diverse student body and recruit, retain and support a diverse faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and creativity. LMU is interwoven into the fabric of Los Angeles, a world capital of creativity and diversity, where cultures, religions, races, languages all interconnect. LMU’s main campus is located in the heart of Silicon Beach, where tech innovation thrives and world-changing ideas are imagined and formed. Jesuit education was founded to create a better world for those here and those to come.

Reporting to the President of the University, the Senior Vice President for University Advancement (SVP) is a member of the President’s Cabinet and provides support to the Board of Trustees and to its Development Committee. The SVP is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs and recruiting and developing talented team members focused toward the ultimate goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes. The advancement function includes responsibility for major gifts and gift planning, comprehensive campaigns, corporate and foundation relations, annual fund, growing the endowment, alumni and constituent relations, stewardship, and advancement services.

The SVP will be an energetic thought leader who will provide active leadership and guidance in advancing the philanthropic needs of the university and in directing the upcoming campaign. The successful candidate will engage and foster successful relationships with colleagues in the various University colleges, schools, centers, institutes, and programs and enhance the institutional culture of philanthropy. The SVP will also be a seasoned leader in the areas of campaign planning and execution, team management, and major and principal gift fundraising.

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

Susan VanGilder, Partner

Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LP

LMUSVPUAdvancement@storbecksearch.com

For more information on Loyola Marymount University please visit http://www.lmu.edu/

LMU, an equal opportunity employer, values diversity and is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding candidates who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.


Date Posted: January 11, 2019

Special Events Coordinator

SAMARITANS

ABOUT SAMARITANS

Samaritans, Inc. is the leading suicide prevention organization in Massachusetts, providing lifesaving services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Samaritans’ purpose is to alleviate despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. For over 40 years, Samaritans volunteers – selected, trained and supported by a dedicated professional staff – have provided compassionate and non-judgmental support free of charge for callers to its Helplines.

Samaritans’ volunteers and staff now provide a full range of suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention services through community education and outreach; phone and text based crisis service Helplines for those in distress; and grief support groups and personal visits which assist families impacted by a suicide loss in their grieving and healing process. This growing organization provides services that make our communities healthier and happier and provides a working environment that celebrates the positive and lifesaving work that occurs here each and every day.

POSITION SUMMARY

Samaritans is seeking an events professional to join our development team. Working as part of a four-person team, the Special Events Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing annual fundraising events, which deliver significant revenue for Samaritans, from start to finish. This includes coordinating corporate and in-kind sponsorships, volunteer recruitment and coordination, venue and vendor management, budget tracking, and event communications.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Take a leadership role in the planning and implementation of fundraising special events as a part of a coordinated annual fundraising plan.

  • Participate in setting and exceeding event revenue goals as a part of the agency’s annual fundraising plan.

  • Responsible for logistics of Breakfast for Hope and 5K from start to finish; including venue and vendor selection and management, acquiring permits, establishing and monitoring timelines, recruiting and managing event volunteers, and day-of event management.

  • Support corporate sponsorship strategy, track solicitation levels, responses and benefits. Coordinate sponsor follow-up, including guest lists, receipt of logos and ads, and payments.

  • In coordination with the Development Manager and Chief Development Officer, provide support and stewardship to Hope Event Table Hosts and Captains, 5K Team Captains, and Samaritans’ Marathon runners who educate and fundraise on behalf of Samaritans.

  • Coordinate production of event collateral including invitations, promotional items, signage, and program books.

  • With direction and support from Development Manager, build and update annual 5K website on Peer-to-Peer fundraising platform and produce 5K recruitment and participant emails in line with communications strategy.

  • Facilitate outreach for 5K Auction and Raffle prize donations.

  • Serve as point person for third parties wishing to fundraise or hold an event on behalf of Samaritans (HopeRaisers). Respond to inquiries, facilitate completion of proposal forms, send requested materials, and track progress and results for each HopeRaiser.

  • Work collaboratively with development and program staff to ensure Samaritans’ events are well-integrated across organization departments and programs.

  • Ensure up-to-date event records using database and circulate weekly tracking reports of event progress.

  • Assist with analyzing the results from each special event and developing recommendations for future events.

  • Plan meetings and other smaller events as needed for board, Council, major donors, and Marathon Team.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Some local travel may be required for industry related conferences as well as visits to other agencies and event sites.

  • Lifting/ moving of supplies and being outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather, for events.

  • Flexibility in meeting demands and remaining positive during interactions is essential.

  • Flexibility in working hours appropriate to meet responsibilities is required.

  • Successfully completes Samaritans’ befriending training.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to make effective and persuasive presentations to volunteers, staff, industry peers, donors, and others as required.

  • Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive materials and communications with attention to detail and aesthetic presentation.

  • Must be comfortable on the phone and email.

  • Ability to interact effectively with others and resolve conflicts and internal issues appropriately.

  • Functions well as a member of a team.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Highly organized and able to develop and use planning tools

  • Must be detailed oriented and accomplish tasks within prescribed timeframes.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • 2 years of events experience preferred.

  • Experience with database software (Raiser’s Edge) or Peer-to-Peer fundraising platform (TeamRaiser) preferred.

  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with others at all levels within and outside the organization.

  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential material.

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required.

  • Experience with WordPress and/or creating html emails a plus.

  • Some experience with InDesign and Photoshop preferred

  • Professional attitude, strong work ethic, and ability to think and act strategically.

  • Knowledge of the field of suicide and suicide prevention a plus.

  • Previous work as a volunteer or working with volunteers preferred.

  • BA or BS preferred.

How to apply

Please send your resume (saved as Lastname_resume) and brief cover letter (saved as Lastname_coverletter) explaining your interest in the position to jobs@samaritanshope.org with “Special Events Coordinator” in the subject line.


Date Posted: January 8, 2019

Physicians for Human Rights

Chief Development Officer

New York, New York

This is a difficult moment for human rights, one in which facts are challenged, basic protections are under assault, and hard-won norms are being eroded at every turn. But it is also a moment in which we are witnessing great courage from those who refuse to give up their freedoms and to allow others to violate human rights. And we are seeing the remarkable power of evidence to bring human rights abusers to justice.

Justice can best be achieved when people and communities are empowered to bring evidence to light – and health professionals have a special role to play in standing up to lies and tyranny. Across the globe, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is galvanizing the energy of the moment to create a network of medical professionals to do just that. From Bangladesh to the Democratic Republic of Congo, from Iraq to Kenya, PHR partners are using the unassailable facts of forensic medicine and scientific investigation to document human rights crimes and make sure that those who commit them are held accountable. Through PHR trainings around the world, they are passing those skills on to colleagues and seeding an ever-growing global cadre of human rights defenders. The network that PHR is building is achieving extraordinary successes around the globe.

PHR, a Nobel Peace Prize co-laureate, works at the intersection of medicine, science, and law to end human suffering, save lives, and secure justice and universal human rights for all. PHR investigates and documents human rights violations, gives voice to survivors and witnesses, and plants seeds of reconciliation by ensuring that perpetrators can be held accountable for their crimes.

Medical ethics are deeply bound to the protection of human rights. PHR uses its core disciplines – science, medicine, forensics, and public health – to inform its research and investigations and to strengthen the skills of frontline human rights defenders.

PHR works closely with hundreds of partners around the world, using facts to wage effective advocacy and campaigning and providing critical scientific evidence so that survivors can seek justice.

PHR seeks candidates for the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). Reporting to the Executive Director, the CDO is a member of the Executive Management Team and works closely with the Board of Directors and senior staff. In concert with the Executive Director, the CDO will design, articulate, and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy for the organization. This individual will optimize PHR fundraising, with the understanding that fundraising will play a vital role in the organization’s ability to increase its impact. The CDO will oversee four direct reports and a total staff of seven across the areas of individual giving (including major gifts, online fundraising, and membership), institutional giving, events, and development operations. S/he will also manage external consultants, including those currently supporting fundraising communications and event production. The CDO will lead new and creative approaches to markedly increase individual giving, a significant growth area for PHR, including building a membership program, while ensuring the continuance of strong existing philanthropic support from institutional sources. The CDO will be responsible for all current and future fundraising campaigns.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Familiarity with and demonstrated commitment to international human rights. Ability to deal with human rights issues directly and passionately.

- Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree in a relevant discipline is preferred.

- Minimum of 10 years of development experience in roles of progressive professional responsibility, with a working knowledge of all areas within development, including major gifts, foundation and corporate relations, annual giving/direct mail, prospect research, operations, and stewardship, as well as campaign planning and implementation, preferably within a nonprofit organization that is national or international in scale. Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a nonprofit setting that prioritizes new donor discovery and engagement.

- Demonstrated ability to provide strategic and operational management, with at least five years of senior-level development management experience, including creating and managing a budget.

- Fundamental and thorough understanding of what constitutes a comprehensive development program and the complementary roles of the various functions therein. Must be steeped in modern philanthropy best practices and able to effectively integrate related functions.

- Demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development. A history of securing six and seven-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving and social media strategies for engaging and cultivating the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors.

- Strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives. Demonstrated ability to translate concepts into multi-stakeholder initiatives and the ability to effectively strategize with and engage various groups and constituents. Experience working directly with the most senior levels of an organization.

- Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.

- Proven ability to develop, balance, and coordinate donor bases on a national or international scale.

- Demonstrated ability in working with marketing and communications in support of achieving philanthropic goals.

- Ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about development strategies and processes. Knowledge of fundraising information sources and familiarity with research techniques for prospect research.

Physicians for Human Rights has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: January 7, 2019

Director, Marketing and Donor Participation

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 and World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

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

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

School/Center Overview

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

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

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

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

Duties

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

Reporting to the Executive Director of The Penn Fund, the Director of Marketing and Donor Participation is a senior manager. He or she is primarily responsible for developing and executing the Penn Fund’s marketing plan, in coordination with the university development plan, and assisting staff in its implementation and evaluation of its results. He or she oversees the direct appeals program, manages a team of marketing professional and support staff, and works closely with internal partners, the Director of Classes and Reunions and Associate Director for Young Alumni Participation, and external partners the Director of the Parents Program and the Sr. Director of Development for School and Center Annual Giving Support, to create successful fundraising outcomes.

The Director of Marketing and Donor Participation primary responsibilities are as follows:

Strategic Marketing

* Provide leadership for the annual strategic planning process, develop the marketing plan for The Penn Fun, monitor plan implementation, and measure results.

* Ensure The Penn Fund is utilizing best fund-raising practices, innovative in its approach to fund raising, and consistently measuring results.

* Develop segmentation strategies, contact strategies, and messaging that are consistent with the overall objectives of The Penn Fund base on effective research.

* Coordinate development and production of all direct mail pieces including the Penn Fund’s listings in People Supporting Penn and The Penn Fund Draft and Final Honor Rolls.

* Oversee The Penn Fund’s telemarketing functions in conjunction with the Sr. Director of Development for School and Center Annual Giving Support

* Develop relationships and monitor performance of vendors for the production of mass communication solicitations, stewardship and promotional collateral for The Penn Fund.

* Serve as staff writer for solicitations, stewardship and other communications to alumni prospects.

* Under the direction of the Executive Director of The Penn Fund, serve as the creative director and brand ambassador for The Penn Fund and coach staff to use images and logos in accordance with department and university standards.

* Maintain content on Penn Fund website in conjunction with Assistant Director of Creative Communications.

* Integrate new technology – web, Facebook, Twitter, etc., – into the various marketing strategies and channels

Management

* Lead and direct a staff who coordinate direct mail, student and alumni volunteer calling, telemarketing and web/e-communication efforts for The Penn Fund to achieve optimum results by:* Communicating financial and key performance indicators and results to staff members

* * Establishing priorities and goals for all staff.

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

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

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

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

* * Inspiring and motivating staff to achieve optimum results

* Support team’s efforts in the production of direct mail and telemarketing solicitations and communications to increase alumni participation in giving and total dollars raised.

* Partner with the Class Giving team on the marketing, communication, and assessment of the class reunion giving programs.

* Serve as project manager for direct mail and phone programs, including budget oversight, creative message development, contact strategies (mail and phone segmentation) and monitor results.

Assessment/Forecasting

* Develop a multi-year plan that outlines the priority areas for investment of resources to maximize results of the program.

* Develop models to forecast Penn Fund participation rates and dollar goals and monitor progress toward goal attainment.

* Devise and execute analysis to track progress toward dollar and donor goals, assess effectiveness of marketing strategies, and formulate new strategy recommendations.

* Manage the creation and archival of weekly, monthly, and annual reports for internal and external benchmarking.

* Assist The Penn Fund with the analysis and presentation of TPF results and other projects of an analytical nature as needed.

Qualifications

BA/BS required; 5 to 7 years experience in direct marketing and/or fundraising required, preferably working with annual funds including direct mail appeals and fundraising related activities. Proven capability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and with little supervision. High initiative, enthusiasm, flexibility, and effectiveness at working with diverse stakeholders and different functional areas. Demonstrated superior analytical capabilities and outstanding written and oral communication skills. At ease with computer spreadsheet and database tools. Subject matter expert in direct marketing practices and techniques, including test strategies, segmentation strategies, and measurement of results. Experience with long-range planning, financial reporting, and return-on-investment analysis. Previous supervisory experience and ability to hire, develop, manage and motivate staff. Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team, and to staff and work fundraising events as needed. Experience in higher education, non-profit organizations, product marketing, business development, or management consulting a plus. Prior experience working with Adobe Creative Suite and contact management platforms desired. Driver’s license and occasional evening/weekend hours required.

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.

Special Requirements

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

Quick Link

http://apptrkr.com/1365325


Date Posted: January 5, 2019

University of Chicago

Assistant Vice President for Development, Sciences

Chicago, Illinois

The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. In all it does, UChicago is driven to dig deeper, push further, and ask bigger questions—and to leverage knowledge to enrich all human life.

A firm belief in the power of inquiry—the fearless pursuit of understanding and discovery in education and in research—has brought the University of Chicago to an era of unprecedented momentum. Intelligent, questioning young people from around the globe seek out a UChicago education to make their mark on the world as thinkers and creators, healers and scientists, leaders and entrepreneurs. Scholars come to Hyde Park and UChicago centers around the world to open their ideas to debate and produce the work that will define their careers and often their disciplines. Students and faculty collaborate with artists on campus and in the community to create new avenues for scholarship and expression. New and expanded partnerships with national laboratories create more opportunities to educate, explore, and innovate.

UChicago’s preeminence and continued, positive trajectory is fueled by a pervasive culture of excellence and historical strength in its administrative, academic, and research leadership. This foundation is being complemented by the vision, strategic focus, and energy of various new senior leaders to the University, including Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development Sharon Marine, as well as new leaders in the sciences such as Dean of the Division of the Physical Sciences Angela Olinto, Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory Nipam Patel, and the Head of The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Increasing excellence is obvious in the University’s Alumni Relations and Development programs, as total contributed revenue has grown significantly over the course of the University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact. During this period, the Office of Alumni Relations and Development has doubled in size, its prospect research and analysis function has become a national model, and gift solicitations are more donor-centered and ambitious than ever before. All the while, the levels of communication, collaboration, and best-in-class leadership across Alumni Relations and Development continue to be enhanced, helping to ensure sustained philanthropic success.

Amid this positive backdrop, the Office of Alumni Relations and Development seeks candidates for the role of Assistant Vice President for Development, Sciences (AVP). Reporting to the Vice President and Associate Dean, Medicine and Biological Sciences Development, who is also the Senior Associate Vice President for Development, Sciences, the AVP will manage University-wide fundraising for the Physical Sciences Division, the Institute for Molecular Engineering, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and Corporate and Foundation Relations, as well as other key science-related University priorities. S/he will directly manage four directors of development corresponding to these programs and a total team of approximately 25 individuals. The AVP will guide direct reports, among other colleagues, in prospect strategy and making appropriate linkages between programmatic areas to maximize giving. The AVP will collaborate with University leaders and academic partners and provide strategic direction to deans, associate deans, other divisional or unit-based administrative leaders, and directors of development to facilitate activity that advances priorities and maximizes philanthropic support. The AVP will partner with senior Alumni Relations and Development leaders to set fundraising goals and guide planning and strategy to achieve those goals, both annual and campaign. S/he will personally manage a small portfolio of high-level giving prospects.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Passion for the education and research mission of a world-class university, particularly in improving the life prospects of disadvantaged individuals.

- Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred.

- Minimum of 10 years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales, or similar professional work experience. A minimum of four years of soliciting and closing major gifts experience, and a minimum of three years of experience working closely and collaboratively with senior leadership, trustees and board members. Experience working with the sciences, in a complex, decentralized academic environment, and in a large, multi-year comprehensive campaign environment is preferred.

- Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of significant supervisory experience, and a minimum of three years of experience developing and monitoring budgets.

- Knowledge of and commitment to best practices for higher education development.

- Strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives. Ability to identify stakeholders and build strong collaborative relationships with them across departments and units of a large, multi-faceted organization.

- Expertise managing a complex prospect and donor pipeline. A history of securing six to eight-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies for grooming the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors.

- Demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement philanthropic initiatives and achieve goals.

- Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.

- Highly developed skills in organizational efficiency and project leadership, including demonstrated accomplishments while working with cross-functional teams. Skill at goal setting and measuring success.

- Ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about prospect/constituency engagement strategy and process.

The University of Chicago has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: January 4, 2019

Managing Director of Development

New York at Bottom Line

Overview & Benefits

Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life.  Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.

As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between first generation students from low-income backgrounds and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City, and Chicago that collectively serve over 7,000 students. We plan to open two new sites in major urban areas and increase our footprint to over 10,000 students by 2020. 

Bottom Line focuses on students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.

Over the last 21 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high impact model.  Full-time, trained, and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success: Degree, Employability, Affordability, and Life. Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.

At Bottom Line we also have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We aim to attract qualified candidates who hold these same values and help us to further recognize and celebrate the diversity among us. 

When you join Bottom Line you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving. 

Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package. 

For more information, please visit www.bottomline.org and

https://www.bottomline.org/about-us/careers 

Responsibilities

The Managing Director of Development (MDD) will lead Bottom Line’s local efforts in New York City to engage stakeholders across the region in raising the funding and resources needed to help students get into college, graduate and go far. Bottom Line seeks to grow its regional revenue to meet the demand for our programs across our communities. 

The primary responsibility of our NY Development team is to execute a strong and multi-faceted development plan that has both philanthropic and fee-for-service components.  As a National organization, our overall Development strategy is developed centrally, providing a foundation from which local teams, under the leadership of the MDD, can build to adapt to local needs, opportunities, and strengths.

A successful MDD will be able to work in partnership with the NY Executive Director (ED) and the NY Advisory Board’s Development Committee to maximize revenue annually while continuing to build for the future.  The MDD will oversee the full regional portfolio, directly managing a mid-sized portfolio of major donors (individual and institutional) of their own while providing strategic guidance to both the ED and the portfolio managers who report to them, to ensure strong stakeholder engagement across all segments. The MDD reports directly to the NY Executive Director.

Funding - 20%

  • Lead a team of 3-4 individuals to meet the annual revenue goal for Bottom Line through grants and proposals, corporate partnerships, individual giving, and fee-for-service agreements

    • Our current goal is $4.6M and expect future year goals to grow to $6M

  • Lead the team to significantly increase the organization’s pipeline of prospective donors

  • Directly responsible for a revenue goal of $1.5M from donors in the MDD's portfolio

  • Conduct 12-15 high-impact personal donor visits per month to cultivate positive and purposeful relationships

  • With ED, Development Committee and Regional Advisory Board, identify and engage new prospects through personalized outreach

  • Ensure team is leveraging Salesforce as a donor and moves management system

Local Strategy Development – 25%

  • Refine and build local efforts to grow individual major gifts program to attract 5, 6, and 7-figure gifts from high-net-worth individuals and families

  • Assess and improve the local events strategy that includes both private donor cultivation events, small “happy hour” fundraisers, peer-to-peer funding activities and, most significantly, one large signature event each year

  • Oversee and ensure strong donor engagement and stewardship across portfolios

Leadership and Staff Management – 30%

  • Serve as an org-wide Development leader, working with the Chief of Growth Strategy and Development to develop org-wide strategies, share best practices, and leverage opportunities to support growth

  • Directly manage 3-4 team members focused on specific revenue streams toward meeting goal

  • Manage progress-to-goal of the region, setting and evaluating performance goals on a quarterly basis

  • Provide leadership to the local development team to ensure strong results, communication, and continued staff growth

  • Hire, train, retain, and develop regional Development team members in line with org-wide staffing structure

  • Create and maintain an inclusive and equitable work environment

  • Serve on the 3-person NY Regional Leadership Team and ensure collaboration between program and development work 

Board and Volunteer Engagement – 10%

  • Work with the Executive Director and Regional Board Development Committee to build and maintain a strong Board and engage Board Members directly in the fundraising strategy

  • Work with the annual event Leadership Committee to meet and exceed event attendance, auction, and fundraising goals

  • Oversee strategies for affinity and leadership groups to ensure broad and productive participation of the philanthropic community

  • Oversee employee relations work to ensure meaningful opportunities for prospective and current corporate partners

Secondary Responsibilities:

External Affairs – 15%

  • Represent Bottom Line at relevant events and engage in public issues that help increase visibility around Bottom Line's mission

  • Work with Regional and National colleagues to build the visibility and brand of Bottom Line to key audiences

  • Represent the Bottom Line brand in a positive light, and take actions to increase brand awareness throughout the community

Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without advanced notice.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and work authorization

  • Demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line’s mission, vision, and core values

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of development experience, with a track record of successfully growing a fundraising pipeline

    • Experience engaging individual Major Gift donors and developing small gifts strategies

    • Experience creating and executing on fundraising campaigns

    • Experience supporting a Board to meet its fundraising goals

  • Proven ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, and close 5+ figure gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations

  • Entrepreneurial spirit, especially in attracting new stakeholders

  • Experience working with and coaching diverse teams

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to maximize teamwork and camaraderie, including across levels, functions, and sites

  • Exceptional communication skills, and authentic presence, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and a customer service orientation

  • Excellent organizational skills, with experience working in data-driven and process-driven organizations

  • Approaching mastery in Bottom Line's seven core competencies: Relationships, Results, Communication, Inclusiveness, Talent Development, Agility, and Planning

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with NYC non-profit, K – 12, and/or higher education landscape

  • Experience in alumni relations

  • Expertise cultivating and stewarding Board members

  • Experience building brand ambassadors – both internal and external to the organization 

Competencies:

All employees are expected to demonstrate continued growth within our seven core competencies.

Competencies provide Bottom Line with a way to define, in behavioral terms, what it is that people need to do to produce the results that the organization desires, in a way that is in keeping with its culture.  Bottom Line defines a competency as a cluster of related knowledge, skills and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job that correlates with performance on the job, that can be measured against well-accepted standards, and that can be improved via training and development. 

  • Relationships

    • Identifies opportunities and takes action to build and maintain meaningful and collaborative connections with various stakeholders

  • Results

    • Produces quality outcomes; compiles and analyzes data to drive future plans; uses creative solutions

  • Communication

    • Effectively articulates information in a clear, concise and timely manner to a wide range of stakeholders

  • Inclusiveness

    • Creates and maintains an environment that respects and values the identities and cultures of all colleagues and students we serve

  • Talent Development

    • Actively contributes to the hiring, development, retention, and promotion of a highly effective team

  • Agility

    • Demonstrates adaptability and openness to shifting priorities, needs of stakeholders, and organizational changes

  • Planning

    • Effectively and efficiently uses resources (people, time, materials, technology) in order to create, meet, and assess both strategic and task-oriented goals

Please apply at:

https://careers-bottomline.icims.com/jobs/1221/managing-director-of-development%2c-new-york-city/job?mobile=false&width=1170&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240


Date Posted: January 4, 2019

Chief Development Officer

Bridgewater State University

Chief Development Officer

Bridgewater State University seeks nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Chief Development Officer.

About Bridgewater State University

Since its founding in 1840, Bridgewater State University (BSU) has been wholly committed to providing a superior education to the residents of Southeastern Massachusetts and the Commonwealth. As the comprehensive state university of Southeastern Massachusetts, BSU uses its intellectual, scientific, and technological resources to support and advance the economic and cultural life of the region and the state.

While maintaining its historic focus on the preparation of teachers, BSU provides a broad range of baccalaureate degree programs through its Louis M. Ricciardi College of Business, College of Education and Allied Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics, and College of Continuing Studies. At the graduate level, the College of Graduate Studies offers Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in select disciplines including Teaching, Master of Business Administration, Accountancy, Master of Education, Master of Public Administration and Master of Social Work. In addition, Bridgewater State University prepares educators for post baccalaureate and postmaster’s licensure.

Through the extensive information technology and distance education resources available at BSU, including the John Joseph Moakley Center for Technological Applications, the University has made technology an integral component of teaching and learning on campus and is a regional center for the enhancement of teaching through technology for PreK-12 teachers and university faculty. BSU is one of only a small number of Apple Colleges of Distinction.

The University’s growing number of innovative academic programs helps to ensure that BSU students are prepared to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly within a context of personal and professional ethics. The Academic Achievement Center, and particularly its first-year advising program, is often cited as a model for other institutions to follow. Additionally, the Adrian Tinsley Program for Undergraduate Research represents an unparalleled opportunity for students to work closely with faculty mentors and to present research and creative work at regional and national conferences.

Campus and Students

Of the 101 higher education institutions in the Commonwealth, BSU is the 10th largest. BSU also ranks 5th in in affordability (tuition and fees) of the 13 four-year Massachusetts public universities; it is a third of the cost of most private colleges. Every year, through the efforts of the Bridgewater State University Foundation, $51 million in net assets support student research, scholarships, international study, and publications.

Dedication to student success is the top priority at Bridgewater State University. With intensive student-faculty engagement in the classroom, an average class size of 22 students, and targeted support through the Academic Achievement Center, traditionally underserved students are achieving at levels that are increasingly on par with the student body as whole. The Education Trust has ranked BSU 9th in the nation among public universities for raising the graduation rates of students of color.

Since its founding, Bridgewater State has remained steadfast in its commitment to empower individuals and instill in its community an abiding desire to advance the public good. As the University continues to build momentum, it remains dedicated to reinvesting in the success of the students and the region.

About Philanthropy at Bridgewater State University

The Bridgewater State University Foundation was created in 1984 to support Bridgewater State’s mission. Since its founding, philanthropic support from alumni and friends has grown significantly and now exceeds $4M on an annual basis. Bridgewater State has invested deeply in its advancement program in recent years to support the continued improvement of the University’s infrastructure and capacity. A decade ago, the BSU Foundation had a staff of 9 advancement professionals who raised approximately $1M annually. Now, the Foundation has over 15 staff members and raises an average of $4M annually.

This substantial early success has been bolstered by more than 3,000 dedicated donors and an eagerness of key alumni and friends of the University to contribute. The University boasts a high-potential donor base and the groundwork has been laid for a more robust major gifts program.

BSU’s first campaign was launched in 1998 and raised $10 million in four years. The second campaign, called “Three Pillars of Excellence,” was a comprehensive effort that surpassed its goal of $15 million in 2015. Bridgewater State is now preparing for the third campaign in its history.

Plans for the campaign were announced in September 2015 on the inauguration day of the University’s 12th president, Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq., Class of 1983. The campaign will focus on student success at BSU, which President Clark has determined will be the hallmark of his presidency. Four areas have been identified under student success as fundraising priorities: high-impact practices (which encompass a variety of cocurricular activities, such as undergraduate research, the Honors Program, and travel abroad programs); paid internships; closing the achievement gap through strengthened retention; and scholarships.

Bridgewater has a great deal of unrealized donor potential with its 70,000 alumni base as well as the growing number of friends of the institution. President Clark is wholly committed to the success of the campaign and has dedicated significant resources to the advancement division in support of their efforts.

With this rich background of the institution, its growing and relatively untapped donor database, and the support of a dynamic and charismatic president, the fundraising future at Bridgewater State University is exceptionally promising. Consistent with the current Strategic Plan, the new Chief Development Officer will play a significant role in the ongoing engagement of donors and prospects to increase support for the University.

About the Position

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will report directly to President Clark and will provide strategic leadership and direction for all aspects of Bridgewater State University’s fundraising and external engagement efforts. The CDO will build and sustain strong and sincere interpersonal relationships within the Bridgewater State community and beyond; will have a commitment to public higher education and a proven track record of major and principal gift fundraising success; and will possess the leadership and managerial acumen necessary to inspire and motivate an ambitious advancement team and program.

While working closely with Bridgewater State University Foundation volunteer leadership and the University Cabinet, the CDO will manage the 15-person University advancement team to achieve engagement and fundraising goals to increase support for the University.

The CDO will manage their own portfolio of top donor prospects and will work closely with the University President and other senior leaders at BSU to achieve fundraising goals and maximize the level of support for the University.

Key Responsibilities

• Foster a culture of philanthropy to increase giving from all University constituencies

• Lead the Development and Alumni office’s major, planned, and annual giving programs and alumni engagement efforts to ensure increased participation and philanthropic revenue in support of the University
• Provide strategic counsel and support for the President for advancement activities to maximize impact on philanthropic engagement

• Develop and maintain effective relationships with University stakeholders for advancement programs and strategies

• Collaborate with the University President and Foundation leadership to strategically deploy the University’s senior leadership in advancement efforts

• Create strategies and metrics-based measurements for ongoing identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship to grow the base of support

• Manage a select portfolio of high-level prospects and donors

• Manage Foundation staff and develop a strong sense of teamwork to ensure an environment of mentoring, professional development, and collaboration

• Provide regular communication with staff

Key Qualifications

• 8-10 years of experience in a leadership/fundraising management position

• Higher education experience preferred and commitment to public higher education required

• Proven track record of major and principal gift fundraising success

• Track record of working successfully with colleagues across an organization

• Clear and effective communication style

• Creative and entrepreneurial approach to growing a program

• Campaign management experience

• Alumni relations experience a plus

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

BSU_CDO@developmentguild.com

Tracy Marshall

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF EXECUTIVE SEARCH SERVICES, PRINCIPAL

Development Guild DDI

For more information about Bridgewater State University, please visit https://www.bridgew.edu/

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Date Posted: January 4, 2019

The Director of Penn First Plus Alumni and Career Resources Initiatives

University of Pennsylvania 

DIR PENN 1ST PLUS ALUMNI INITIATIVES & CAREER RES

The University of Pennsylvania Alumni Relations department is a customer/client focused service-oriented department whose mission is to engage all Penn alumni in a mutually beneficial, lifelong connection to each other, their school, and the University, and encourage alumni support and guidance to advance Penn's eminence for future generations. Many of the department's activities and programs are carried out through a network of volunteers as well as through collaboration with other University departments.

The Director of Penn First Plus Alumni and Career Resources Initiatives reports to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations. The Director has responsibility for creating and executing strategic programs that support and connect first generation/highly aided students and alumni. The Director also has oversight for advancing Alumni Relations' Career Networking Strategy by creating wide-reaching programs to provide mentoring, career support, and professional networking for all students and alumni with an emphasis on first generation/highly aided students and alumni.

The Director facilitates a lifelong connection to the University for alumni, characterized by mentoring, intellectual, professional, and social enrichment. The Director is responsible for building and maintaining long-term and mutually rewarding relationships with and between students, alumni volunteers, Penn faculty and administrators, collaborating with them to create opportunities for students and alumni to engage with each other and Penn's intellectual and professional community.

The Director works closely with the Executive Director, Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations and staff from other Alumni Relations teams to create substantive and innovate programming. The Director will also be the liaison to Division of the Vice Provost for University Life and the Office of the Vice Provost for Education, which jointly oversee the Penn First Plus program and its expansion of existing services to first-generation, highly-aided students at Penn. The Director will collaborate often with the Executive Director of Penn First Plus and other colleagues in the 12 schools and six cultural resource centers.

Areas of specialization and contribution:

* Create and maintain a First Generation Plus engagement program where alumni can support current students through mentoring, admissions interviews, speaker series, webinars and regional events providing students with social and academic preparation and a strong community.

* Collaborate with the Director of Young Alumni Programs and the Director of Alumni Career Networking to oversee strategy, planning and implementation of an overall plan for career resources, professional development programs for alumni and students, including on-campus, regional, and web-based.

* Assess and support the Penn student experience for all undergraduate students through the Penn Traditions program.

* Supports all Penn Traditions student initiatives through the lens of this role.

* Work with on-campus schools and centers to build relationships and opportunities for collaboration, with the goal of increasing participation of all alumni in University programs.

* Work with Executive Director to create a Penn Alumni Workplace Connections Program.

* Plan and execute regional industry specific professional networking opportunities for alumni.

* Together with Director of the yPenn program and Admissions, support regional young alumni admissions panels.

* Identify, recruit and train alumni volunteers to support and assist in execution of programs for Penn First Plus students and alumni, and career programs.

* Collaborate with the Director of Alumni Career Networking and Career Services to grow professional development and networking resources available to alumni, including: creating opportunities for alumni to interact based on shared professional and research interests through on-campus and regional programming; strengthening and promoting web-based resources for alumni to seek/provide career related guidance and support.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required.

* Five to seven years of significant professional and personal development within alumni relations, career services, first generation plus initiatives, other area of higher education administration, or related field required; strong consideration will be given to candidates with both professional experience and personal experience as a first-generation and/or highly-aided college student.

* Knowledge of Alumni Relations, program development, teaching and curriculum/course development strongly desired.

* History of mentoring others to create leaders throughout an organization, with superior listening skills to help understand the developmental needs of others.

* Ability to motivate and oversee volunteers, especially those of high visibility and stature on campus and in local communities. Proven ability to exercise diplomacy, judgment, discretion and grace under fire.

* Ability to initiate and encourage collaboration among colleagues.

* Proven success in events, project or conference management, with financial acumen to oversee revenue and expense budgets for disparate groups and events.

* Public speaking skills and a history of making presentations to diverse audiences.

* Strong comfort with technology, including state of the art data collection tools, office productivity packages, social media platforms, and the Internet as a tool for reconnecting alumni to Penn and with one another.

* Ability to work non-traditional hours and travel on occasion.

* Comfort with ambiguity and working within constraints of scarce resources.

* Valid driver's license required

For more information and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1354628