Date Posted: July 22, 2019

Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Health Affairs

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois 

https://hospital.uillinois.edu/

In this inaugural role, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Health Affairs (AVC) will be responsible for the strategic development and management of engagement and fundraising programs for the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and for the successful completion of its contribution to the University’s campaign concluding in 2022. Additionally, s/he will be charged with developing and executing new fundraising strategies including UI Health’s first grateful patients’ program. As a demonstrated leader and proven change agent, the AVC will manage a team of ~50 and evaluate and align the advancement organization to ensure optimal productivity and success.

An entrepreneurial and energetic visionary undaunted by complexity, the AVC will provide professional expertise and development best practices to one of the largest medical universities in the nation. Representing more than 50% of annual fundraising for University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), s/he will be a hands-on strategic partner to new Vice Chancellor for Advancement for UIC and Senior Vice President of the University of Illinois Foundation, Tom Wamsley, and serve as a key member of his senior leadership team. The AVC will also serve on the senior leadership team of Dr. Robert Barish, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. 

UI Health provides comprehensive care, education, and research to train healthcare leaders and foster healthy communities in Illinois and beyond. A part of UIC, UI Health comprises a clinical enterprise that includes a  465-bed tertiary care hospital, caring for more than 135,000 patients every year, 21 primary and specialty care outpatient clinics, and 11 Mile Square Health Center facilities, which are Federally Qualified Health Centers, and the University of Illinois Cancer Center. UI Health physicians are national leaders in clinical care and research. Many of its providers have been recognized among the best doctors in Chicago and UI Health consistently has more than 100 providers named to the America's Top Doctors list each year.

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Jill Lasman, Executive Vice President, or Donna Russell, Consultant, at Lindauer at http://bit.ly/UIHEALTHAVCHEALTH


Date Posted: July 22, 2019

Assistant/Associate Director of Development Operations

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington DC

Status: Full-time Department: Development  

Reports To: Vice President of Development Approved:

SUMMARY

Under the general supervision and direction of the Vice President of Development, PPMW is looking for an Assistant/Associate Director of Development Operations that is a dynamic, accountable individual with the ability to be a team player, function with ease in a fast-paced environment, is flexible and nimble and can influence others to action in support of the team and the organization. 

The ideal candidate will manage some of the administrative activities of the Vice President of Development and serve as the hub of the Development team for both internal and external customers, including, but not limited to the Executive Team, various departments, board members, donors, vendors, and patients. 

The selected candidate is expected to adeptly manage this role with a level of confidentiality and sophistication and will oversee three key operational aspects: as the lead for project, meeting and events management (55%), as development liaison (30%), and in an administrative capacity (15%). 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Projects, Meeting and Events Management

Key responsibilities include:

  • Orchestration of all Development-related events, which requires collaboration with external and internal partners.  This function oversees planning and implementation, marketing, list generation review, budget management and reconciliation, reporting on annual events produced by Development Team, including: 

    • PPMW Impact Gala, the organization’s leading annual fundraising event which galvanizes 350-500 unwavering supports for an evening of enjoyment and philanthropy

    • Cocktails for a Cause, an evening with supporters of the Washington DC legal community

    • PPMW Speakers Series, 2-3 annual lectures featuring prominent leaders in the reproductive space

    • Legacy Breakfast and panel discussion for Planned Gift and Legacy Circle donors 

    • 2-5 Liberty Circle (mid-level) donor appreciation events

    • Create transparent, accurate and collaborative files

    • Prepare and present a post-event report

    • And other activities as needed

  • Supports VP through the administration of the Board of Directors Development Committee meeting to include:

    • Act as the point of contact among development committee members, the VP of Development, the CEO and other internal partners

    • Establish and implement an annual schedule of meetings

    • Facilitate the logistics of meeting accommodations for participants and speakers

    • Manage information flow in a timely and accurate manner

    • Review and manage committee reporting for board distribution 

  • Special Project Execution 

    • Assists with the drafting of plans, programs, and activities for the review and approval of VP of Development; implement the approved strategies and programs within the determined time frame and approved priorities

    • Guide the development and implementation of more effective policies and procedures within specific operations; share lessons learned and best practices

    • Strategize, plan, and evaluate development operations

    • Work with gift database analyst to develop qualitative and quantitative performance metrics for quarterly reporting

Development Liaison

Key responsibilities include: 

  • Facilitate the principal, and major gifts prospective donor pipeline across the development team to ensure the creation and continued vibrancy of a strong pipeline of prospective and current major donors in support of long term and annual campaigns

  • Coordinate and lead Prospect Assignment Meetings and monitor portfolio moves management process

  • Monitor and analyze wealth screening results to identify new and mid-level prospects for movement through the donor lifecycle and to ensure proper categorization (mid-level, principal) based on donor’s capacity and inclination 

  • Contribute to prospecting, qualification, solicitation and cultivation plans, in partnership with Development officers and Development Analyst

Administrative Capacity

Key responsibilities include:

  • Demonstrates proficiency using Raiser’s Edge software with a high degree of accuracy; maintains donor records; prepares monthly reports; and maintains the integrity of system biographical data, as well as prospect, donor and volunteer contact information

  • Prepare and mails/emails donor acknowledgments in a timely fashion

  • Conducts database queries, as requested, by VP of Development, major/planned giving, foundation relations, extracting data and creating lists/spreadsheets and reports in compliance with parameters supplied

  • Conduct and disseminate research on prospective, current and past individual and institutional donors, Board members and volunteers

  • Manage/submit expense reimbursements 

  • Review of prospect briefings

  • Manage the VP of Development’s calendar

  • Lead point of contact for Development systems  

  • Manage orientation and training of Development staff

  • Function as Development liaison with other departments within the organization

  • Department budget management

  • All other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and have over five years of experience in working directly and successfully with executive leadership. Also, ideal candidates should present three years of experience in orientating development staff members onto a team. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

BA/BS

Demonstrates proficiency of Raiser’s Edge required

Two years’ experience with database queries and data manipulation

Extensive word processing and spreadsheet experience required

Experience with fundraising and donation software (Convio desirable) 

Ability to drive is preferred

Reasoning Ability

Excellent time management and organizational skills with attention to detail and problem-solving. Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and formulate solutions.  Ability to foresee development needs, anticipate the needs of superiors, and multitask efficiently. Ability to deftly manage many relationships and personality types - both internal among staff members and external among constituents. Knowledge and confidence to work without close supervision. The chosen candidate must have the ability to effectively work under pressure due to conflicting demands; they must be flexible, highly organized, creative with the ability to set and manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Experience with top-quality research, analysis, writing, with emphasis on accuracy, insightfulness, and timeliness. The incumbent exercises discretion; evaluates complex internal and external relationships, and regularly takes the initiative to advance project objectives and goals.

Language Skills

Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, listening and interpersonal relationship communication skills.  A clear understanding of the PPMW mission and a nuanced understanding of the ways to maximize fundraising potential within a complex institution. Must be able to communicate clearly and interact comfortably with a diverse group of clients, staff and volunteers in a non-judgmental, professional and sensitive manner.  Ability to speak Spanish or another language common to PPMW clientele is preferred.

Mathematical Skills

Must possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide into all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Must have the ability to interpret basic financial and productivity reports.

Computer Skills

Excellent keyboarding skills with a high level of accuracy required.  Must possess the capacity to learn software programs as are necessary for the specific position and access electronic communications, including email, extranet, and internet.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of the job successfully.  All of the job functions listed within this job description involved to greater and lesser degrees the following physical demands: close vision, hearing/listening, clear speech; walking; lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds overhead and 40 pounds from the floor; stooping; kneeling; bending; sitting; standing up to 6 hours at a time; and use of hands to finger, handle, feel and use keyboard.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee must possess a demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment and build productive relationships.  A demonstrative ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively as part of a team is essential.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

  • This position requires the ability to work in high stress, fast-paced environment.

  • Protestors may be present at work and related sites.

  • This position requires the ability to work an irregular schedule which could include some weekends, early mornings and evenings.

This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements associated with this job.  While this is designed to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed.


Date Posted: July 19, 2019

Chief Development Officer

Tahirih Justice Center

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Chief Development Officer

Position Summary:  The Tahirih Justice Center seeks to hire a full time Chief Development Officer to oversee all development related activities for the organization. This position requires a strategic and energetic senior-level executive who can provide overall direction for Tahirih’s development initiatives, guidance and management of a team of nine professional development staff in the national office, and a similar number located in local offices.  This role will provide expertise on institutional fundraising, major giving, fundraising events, organization campaigns and fundraising technology. The Chief Development Officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will be a key player on the senior leadership team, participating in strategic decision making and making a lasting impact on development and Tahirih as a whole.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Own the development and execution of an organization-wide Development strategy; support and guide local office development initiatives and oversee forums (monthly calls, team retreats) for sharing knowledge and building expertise among development staff across the organization.

  • Lead the development of Tahirih’s organization-wide resource development strategy, collaborating with national and local office leadership, development, finance and other staff to refine and coordinate efforts across all offices.  Lead the planning process for any new organization-wide fundraising activities and campaigns, and oversee the successful execution of such campaigns in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. Oversee the development of organization-wide budget and stretch goals that generate $10M+ in annual revenue, monitor progress against those goals and problem solve in areas that are at risk of falling short of budget.  

  • Partner with the  Major Gifts Officer to develop and execute a major gifts program, including program design, messaging, research and analysis, and closure strategies.  Oversee the identification, cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of national major donors in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, Major Gifts Officer and National Board members, and advise and coach the local office Executive Directors and staff on the cultivation of their portfolios and in building their expertise and capacity in major gifts fundraising. 

  • Oversee the efforts of the National Grants Manager and local office Executives to develop and execute an effective institutional funding strategy and supporting operational processes. Participate in identification, cultivation and proposal development of select National funders. Monitor the pipeline of funding opportunities on a quarterly basis and problem solve with local office staff on new opportunities or potential funding gaps.   

  • Provide input to the Communications Director and Communications Manager on the content and segmentation of annual appeal mail and emails that contain a solicitation or support a fundraising strategy.  Review final appeal content for accuracy and monitor the reach and effectiveness of fundraising solicitations and direct marketing campaigns that have a fundraising element.  

  • Actively manage the national Development Team; promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement; mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis; establish and monitor staff performance and development goals. 

  • Guide and support local office Development Managers’ efforts to develop and execute fundraising events (including national and local office galas and peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns) to achieve maximum results. Coordinate with the Chief Executive Officer to identify and cultivate national-level relationships to secure co-chair and major sponsors and follow-up with donors and prospects. Evaluate new event opportunities.

  • Oversee all activities of a diversified fundraising operation, including implementing overall plans and budgets, ensuring effectiveness of all development team systems and procedures and leveraging databases and relationship management tools to maximum effect.  Own the process and training for recording gifts and monitor the recording and tax acknowledgement process for timeliness and accuracy.  Own the process and training of recording fundraising and contact information in Tahirih’s CRM database, as well as database structure definitions, tools and capabilities and vendor contracts. Evaluate new tools and information capabilities as needed.  

  • Establish forecasts, monitor results, and conduct evaluations of fundraising activities to guide future courses of action.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of eight years’ experience directing a highly motivated development, marketing, or sales team, preferably in a nonprofit organization 

  • An innovative strategic thinker with demonstrated success in creating and implementing development, sales or communications strategies to advance an organization’s goals

  • A results focused manager, with a minimum of eight years’ direct personnel management experience 

  • Demonstrated track record in development, sales or marketing, including personally making the sale/ask and experience designing and managing events and campaigns

  • Experience with capital growth campaigns highly valued

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including successful writing and editing experience 

  • Demonstrated conceptual skills and analytical capabilities

  • Willingness and ability to travel

  • Donor and volunteer service mindset 

  • Energetic, organized leader and a team player 

  • Strong commitment to Tahirih’s mission

  • Flexibility and a sense of humor

Annual salary and benefits:  Competitive compensation depends on experience. Generous benefits include fully-paid employee health, vision and dental insurance; a 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan; flexible work schedules; professional development including in-house training programs, staff enrichment retreats and other growth opportunities. Employees have a very generous self-managed leave benefit inclusive of vacation, sick and holidays, including an office closure the week between Christmas and New Year’s. 

About the Tahirih Justice Center:  The Tahirih Justice Center is a growing national non-profit organization that supports the courage of immigrant women and girls who refuse to be victims of violence by providing holistic legal services and advocacy in courts, Congress, and communities. Through pro bono holistic legal services, community outreach and education and nonpartisan public policy advocacy, Tahirih protects women and girls seeking protection from gender-based human rights abuses such as domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, honor crimes, and forced marriage. Tahirih is a Bahá’í-inspired organization and works to create a world where women and girls can live in safety and with dignity. Tahirih’s 90 employees work from offices in the DC metro area, Baltimore, Houston, Atlanta, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Submissions:  Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references.

Please note: Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

Tahirih Justice Center is committed to diversity, equity and unity as core values. We practice inclusiveness in decision making through consultation with employees throughout the organization. Tahirih seeks to hire and retain employees whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. We encourage candidates who are committed to equity and who are from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and identities to apply. 


Date Posted: July 19, 2019

Assistant Dean of Advancement

University of Michigan

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Assistant Dean of Advancement for the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan (U-M) will lead a team of 80+ that is responsible for planning and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to optimize support for the college, as well as for creating marketing and communications that demonstrate the value of the college’s liberal arts mission to external and internal audiences.  The Assistant Dean will be LSA’s chief advancement officer and report directly to the Dean of LSA.  This is an exciting opportunity for a senior advancement professional with strong management experience, frontline fundraising skills, and extensive background in marketing/communications to collaborate with LSA’s new Dean to develop college priorities and to be a leading architect of the next capital campaign.  This individual must be highly strategic with the ability to provide the vision and leadership for the energetic, creative, and highly engaged LSA Advancement team culture. 

U-M is one of the most distinguished public universities in the nation, a leader in higher education attracting top students and faculty from all over the world.  LSA is the largest of U-M’s 19 schools and colleges with nearly 20,000 students in over 75 academic departments and programs.  LSA has 45 programs ranked in the top 10 in the nation, two that are the best in their fields, and is the reason U.S. News & World Report ranks U-M as one of the top universities for undergraduate teaching.  The Assistant Dean for Advancement must understand and be committed to promoting the value of LSA’s powerful, pragmatic, liberal arts education.  With more than 225,000 living alumni, the college benefits from one of the largest alumni networks in the world.  These alumni are intensely proud of their liberal arts education and excited to be involved with their alma mater.  They provide very generous support, as demonstrated by LSA’s success in the Victors for Michigan that concluded in 2018.  LSA surpassed its campaign goal of $400M, raising over $559M, which far surpassed results of all prior capital campaigns. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.  The University of Michigan is committed to foster learning, creativity and productivity, and to support the vigorous exchange of ideas and information, not only in the classroom but in the workplace by: 

  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences.

  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

Responsibilities*

The Assistant Dean of Advancement will manage a large and complex operation with multi-faceted constituencies and programs.  This position will be responsible for a $6M+ budget and leading a large and experienced staff, including non-fundraising professionals in data analysis, marketing and communications, and support staff.  In consultation with the Dean and the LSA chief financial officer, the Assistant Dean will establish and adhere to annual operating budgets and ensure that development, marketing, and communication programs are operating in a fiscally prudent and productive way.  This position will oversee and support the Advancement team’s central role in enhancing LSA's institutional image and visibility by ensuring the communication of a strong and consistent message about the college.  The Assistant Dean will be an active participant in the dean office's senior leadership, working closely with the deans, department chairs and directors, faculty and senior administration to identify funding and communication priorities, as well as providing input on the college’s $800M overall budget.  The Assistant Dean will manage a portfolio of principal gift prospects and donors and will set an example of frontline fundraising success to lead, mentor and inspire the Advancement team.  This individual will be responsible for directing the planning and implementation of long- and short-term strategies to secure gifts from individuals and organizations, and will establish measurable goals to increase fundraising with results that are both aspirational and achievable. 

The Assistant Dean will be an active and visible member of the network that includes U-M and LSA key donors, volunteers and supporters, located regionally, nationally and internationally.  The Assistant Dean will collaborate with the Vice President for Development and staff in the Office of University Development, as well as with leadership of other schools and colleges, to develop campus-wide strategic efforts and donor engagement that will advance LSA priorities within the U-M fundraising landscape.

Required Qualifications*

  • Strong leadership skills, a keen understanding of best practices in fundraising, experience managing or working closely with a multi-faceted marketing and communications team

  • Proven ability to meet objectives with a record of accomplishment in developing successful fundraising teams to build a highly efficient, effective, and creative advancement program within higher education.

  • Extensive experience working in a comprehensive campaign setting, including a strong track record of raising significant gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, and the personal energy, enthusiasm and drive to set and achieve ambitious goals.

  • A track record of success in managing, inspiring and leading a large organization including senior managers, frontline fundraisers, communication professionals, and other staff.

  • Experience building a positive organizational culture based on collaboration, mutual respect, gratitude, and professional development.

  • Proven commitment to advancing DEI goals.

  • Extensive knowledge of the objectives and issues of concern in the liberal arts and higher education generally.

  • A track record that demonstrates credibility and sophistication to effectively engage and leverage the dean, faculty, volunteers and other key internal and external stakeholders in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of key prospects and donors.

  • Extensive experience working with senior level fundraising volunteers as well as cultural sensitivity and communication skills necessary to be an effective representative of LSA and a key liaison to its diverse and global alumni base.

  • A high level of integrity and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a complex environment.

  • A collegial, collaborative and positive organizational leadership style, well-suited to management in a complex university setting, as well as the creativity, energy and political savvy needed to introduce and champion new ideas.

  • Bachelor's degree required; an advanced degree preferred.

  • Must have willingness and ability to travel.

Additional Information

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitments to serve the diverse people of Michigan, fulfill the College’s Guiding Principles, and sustain the excellence of LSA.  

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity--equity-and-inclusion.html

To learn more about LSA’s Guiding Principles visit http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/faculty-staff/human-resources/lsa-staff-guiding-principles.html

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


Date Posted: July 17, 2019

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Chief Development Officer

Dallas, Texas

The mission of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is to inspire minds through nature and science. Focusing on its collections-based research, displays, exhibitions, and educational programs, the museum is dedicated to instilling and advancing an understanding of the natural and man-made world in children, families, students, teachers, and life-long learners in the City of Dallas and throughout Texas.

The Perot Museum opened in December 2012 after surpassing a $185-million capital campaign goal more than one year ahead of schedule. The museum exposes its audiences to a world of ideas and concepts in science, math, and technology, all within one spectacular location. The museum, which was built without incurring any debt or public funding, is located on a 4.7-acre site in downtown Dallas. The 180,000-square-foot museum features five floors of public space with 11 permanent exhibit halls, including a children's museum complete with an outdoor play space/courtyard, and a state-of-the-art hall designed to host world-class traveling exhibitions. Other highlights include the following: an expansive glass-enclosed lobby and adjacent deck; a multi-media, 3D-digital cinema with seating for 298; a flexible-space auditorium; a cafe run by Wolfgang Puck; and a museum shop. The Perot Museum hosts, educates, and amazes visitors, not only from Dallas but from across the state, the country, and the world. Through permanent exhibits and programming, by hosting world-renowned traveling exhibitions, and by supporting world-class research, the Perot Museum has drawn international press and become a premier attraction for curious minds locally and beyond.

The appointment of Dr. Linda Silver as the Perot Museum’s Eugene McDermott Chief Executive Officer in July 2017 has added to the brimming energy and optimism of the institution. She has brought deep experience in museum and science center leadership and fundraising acumen to her role as CEO. Under her leadership, the Perot Museum has launched several successful new initiatives, including the complete redesign of the museum’s Being Human Hall; the installation of a new Paleo Lab that provides visitors real-time views of the museum’s field research and discoveries; the announcement of three Centers of Excellence in Gems and Minerals, Arctic Paleontology, and the Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey, a partnership with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Professor Lee Berger and the University of the Witwatersrand that produced a world-first virtual reality tour of one of the most significant human ancestor fossil sites on Earth. The museum is indeed evolving beyond its heretofore regional emphasis, leveraging its collection, programs, and technological and research expertise to build a national platform. Improved access for underserved communities, creative community engagement, an expanded footprint in Victory Park, continued build out of the Centers of Excellence for world-class science communication, content aggregation and dissemination, and enhanced educational programs are among the critical imperatives informing the museum’s strategic direction.

The Perot Museum’s leadership is increasing focus on the development program and related functions, seeking to substantially expand the donor base and pipeline for major gifts, improve donor retention, and lay the groundwork for the next major campaign. Amid this environment of visionary new leadership, emerging preeminence, and organizational investment, the Perot Museum seeks candidates for the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO will serve as the lead executive responsible for maintaining and growing the museum’s base of individual and institutional support, while building a sustainable major gifts-focused fundraising culture that is seamlessly integrated into the museum’s programmatic and external relations initiatives. The development team is also incorporating new capacity for management of government grants, as the museum’s evolving, scholarly profile positions it to secure increasing levels of government funding. The CDO oversees a department of fundraising professionals, which includes full-time, dedicated expertise in the following areas: Major Gifts, Individual Giving, Foundation Giving, Government Grants, and Corporate Sponsorship. S/he will marshal these resources to significantly increase contributed revenue, high impact partnerships, awareness, and powerful connections with both the Perot Museum’s existing stakeholders and emerging audiences. The CDO must champion strategic, data-informed decision-making, industry best practices, and an ethos of continuous improvement.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Dedication to the mission and goals of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

- Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred.

- Minimum of seven to 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, annual giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign, preferably within a major cultural institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity.

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

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

- 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 and greater, 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. Success in securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies.

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

- Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers, particularly board members, and an appreciation for their role in building an effective fundraising 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 donor strategy and process. A working knowledge of modern data management practices and techniques, including database information systems, data modeling, and analysis.

- Experience in high-level Dallas philanthropy and knowledge of the players, strategies, and trends in the region’s philanthropy is preferred but not required.

The Perot Museum 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

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: July 17, 2019

Major Gift Officer

University of Washington

School of Medicine

University Advancement

Payroll Title:

Major Gift Officer

Working Title:

Director for Philanthropy, Cancer 

Department:

UW Medicine: Development Office

Supervised by:

Assistant Vice President, Education and Cancer Initiatives

Location:

South Lake Union

Position Purpose  
The Director for Philanthropy, as part of a dynamic major gift fundraising team, focuses on securing major gifts ($100,000+), and cultivating donors who have the capacity to give at that level. The Director will work with the Assistant Vice President, academic leaders, volunteers, and other Advancement staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gift prospective donors for gifts in support of UW Medicine. The Director will have assigned responsibility for oversight and coordination of major gift fundraising programs on the Cancer beat and will be expected to work closely with department chairs, academic leaders, faculty, and volunteers.  Such departments and programs may include research and basic sciences, clinical areas, outreach, support for faculty initiatives, outright and endowed support, and interdisciplinary projects that may span across UW Medicine. The Director may have assigned responsibility for staffing one or more volunteer committees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Frontline Fundraising

Develop strategic major gifts plans for assigned departments, divisions, and program areas for clinical areas and research within the context of the overall UW Medicine Advancement plan. Work with department chairs, academic leaders, and faculty to develop funding priorities and to implement advancement programs needed to sustain major philanthropic gifts.  Develop a pool of primarily individual, with some joint responsibility for corporate and foundation, major gift prospective donors for each assigned area.  Coordinate the participation of department chairs, academic leaders, and faculty in major gift fundraising activities.

In alignment with University of Washington and UW Medicine Advancement accountability metrics, strive toward the following goals: 

Manage a portfolio of 100 to 125 major gift prospective donors with the capacity to make gifts of $75,000 or more, with an emphasis on securing gifts of $100,000+. Work with faculty and volunteers to identify and qualify new major gift prospective donors including grateful patients, faculty, emeritus faculty, staff, friends of UW Medicine, trustees, and key business and community leaders.  Develop and implement a cultivation and solicitation strategy for each assigned major gift prospective donor.  Record and track all activity using the University’s prospect management and tracking system. Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations, and other materials needed to secure major gifts.  For each major gift donor managed, develop appropriate stewardship activities within the context of the overall stewardship plan. 

Make approximately 12-15 strategic cultivation, solicitation, or stewardship contacts (substantive contacts) each month to major gift prospective donors that move the potential donor toward major gift commitment.  Seek opportunities to engage prospects, current and lapsed donors to increase major and principal gift commitments and expand overall donor pipeline.

Develop and present 12-15 major gift proposals each year. 

Maintain a “Top 25” pool of prospective major gift donors who will be solicited in the next 12-18 month period.

As appropriate, identify, recruit, train, and develop leadership roles for volunteers who assist with major gift fundraising activities.  Staff volunteer fundraising partnerships and committees as assigned.

Frontline Fundraising Support

Prepare annual operating plan including quantitative and qualitative goals and objectives. Plan should include a list of the “Top 25” prospects who will be asked in the next 12-18 months. Prepare reports as needed to track and assess progress.

Prepare written proposals, gift illustrations, and informational materials needed to secure majors gifts.

As needed, coordinate major gift fundraising activities with UW and UW Medicine colleagues in Gift Planning, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Principal Gifts, Regional Gifts, etc.

Work with UW and UW Medicine colleagues to develop special events, marketing materials, and donor relations activities to support major gift fundraising.

The Director may have assigned responsibility for staffing one or more volunteer committees.

Train faculty and volunteers to ensure that all fundraising activities involving patients are compliant with the HIPAA federal privacy regulations.

Seek appropriate professional development opportunities, including training necessary for proficiency in the use of planned giving.

Complete annual performance self-assessment as key component of Annual Review.

Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies

Core

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

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

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

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

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

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

Functional Expertise

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

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

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

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

Fundraiser

Donor Focused:  Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW.

Results Oriented:  Acts decisively to achieve results. 

Planning & Implementing:  Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals.

Conflict Resolution:  Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change. 

Strategic

Visioning:  Anticipates emerging trends and issues and develops a clear sense of purpose and goals that focus and drive the creative energy of the organization in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and values. 

Organizational Acumen:  Analyzes a situation, balances reason and the interest of others, and acts in a decisive, timely and appropriate manner that is congruent with the organization's values, goals and mission to achieve success.

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

Professional Will/Fearlessness:  Displays an inner intensity and dedication to making everything the best that it can be.  Shows resolve and determination to make the organization great. 

Focused on Organizational Sustainability:  Communicates uncompromising desire to make the organization even more successful in the next generation. 

Requirements
A bachelor’s degree and five years of progressively responsible experience in development/advancement, with experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts. Equivalent combination of comparable knowledge and skills may substitute for education and/or experience. 

Ability to understand, interpret, and articulate (verbally and written) complex medical research and scientific information for multiple audiences and donors.

Ability to develop fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals both independently and collaboratively within a team.

Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.

Desired Qualifications

Advancement experience in a health care, medical research and/or higher education setting is preferred.

Knowledge of the integrated advancement model. Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles. 

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

Conditions of Employment

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

Regular local travel, occasional regional or national travel is required.

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

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

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

  • Ability to stand 4 or more hours continuously.

  • Ability to walk 4 or more hours continuously.

  • Ability Standing: duration of 4+ hours for events

  • Ability to work greater than a 10 hour day


Date Posted: July 16, 2019

Assistant Director of Development

Forestry at the Oregon State University Foundation

Reporting directly to the Director of Development in the College of Forestry, the Assistant Director of Development (ADOD) for Forestry is part of a front–line fundraising team supporting the expansion of scholarship, experiential learning, its faculty and programs as well as other college priorities. Established in 1906, the College of Forestry is an internationally recognized leader that is transforming education, research and policy for managing and sustaining working forest ecosystems in the 21st century. Fundraising efforts support a number of initiatives across the entire forest landscape; including, programs devoted to refining forest management practices, creating innovative wood products, providing clean air and water, improving wildlife habitats and developing new recreation opportunities. By partnering with faculty, leadership and volunteers, the Assistant Director of Development will expand these programs and the College of Forestry’s reach and funding pathways through strategic relationships with alumni and friends of the college.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to devote 85% of work time to fundraising activities and 15% of work time to administrative responsibilities.

Work Location

The location for this position will be the OSU Foundation’s Corvallis, Oregon office.

Key Partners

Partners for this position include the Foundation’s major gift officers, annual giving, planned giving, marketing/communications, gift accounting and finance teams, along with College external relations team.

Measures of Success

  • Meet agreed upon annual goal for direct contacts with potential major gift donors and donors

  • Meet agreed upon annual goal for number of proposals to potential major gift donors

  • Personally cultivate and secure $250,000 to $500,000 in countable gifts/pledges

Major Duties

Working closely with assigned foundation and academic leadership to advance the philanthropic priorities of the college:

Manage a portfolio of 175-250 donors and potential donors rated at $25,000 and above.

Raise $250,000 - $500,000 dollars per year, as measured by commitments of $2,500+

Open 15-45 proposals per year

Conduct 150-200 face-to-face visits per year, focused on major gift pipeline development and the engagement, cultivation and solicitation of potential donors

Collaborate with college/university external relations colleagues to broaden and deepen the engagement of alumni, parents and friends

Travel from Corvallis/Portland frequently

Conduct 3-5 visits per travel day

Perform related administrative duties, including contact reports, budget management, coordinating engagement activities, and setting up donor visits

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in donor cultivation and engagement

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate a strong and compelling case for support

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to create strong professional relationships with colleagues at the Foundation, OSU Alumni Association, Our Beaver Nation and the university

  • Capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions appropriately, and to handle interpersonal relationships maturely, thoughtfully and empathetically, including the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds

  • Ability to effectively represent the interests and fundraising priorities of various colleges/units, while also maintaining a high degree of enterprise perspective by acting in the best interests of the foundation and the university at all times

  • Strategic, hardworking, and able to work with a high degree of flexibility in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced, goal-oriented environment

  • Ability to apply creative and entrepreneurial thinking, while applying sound judgment and conducting oneself with integrity

  • Ability to approach work assuming the best of intentions from Foundation and campus colleagues

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Stand, sit, talk, hear and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard

  • Close vision requirements due to computer work

  • Light to moderate lifting may be required

  • Ability to uphold the stress of traveling by various modes of transportation occasionally requiring overnight and/or weekend stays

  • Regular, predictable attendance required; may require working on the weekends, after business operating hours or attending events

  • Moderate noise (i.e. work colleagues, business office with computers, phones, and printers)

  • Sit at a computer for an extended period of time

Qualifications and Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline and two or more years of development work experience, ideally in higher education. Education and experience equivalencies will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate successful middle-to-major gift fundraising experience. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license, and must be able to travel by varying modes of transportation.

OSU Foundation and Alumni Association Core Values

We strive to be one of the best places to work in the country. We know that our success depends in large part on the people who carry out our mission. It’s what we do –and how we do it -- that makes the difference. Our core values reflect our approach to work and to each other, and we are committed to conduct consistent with these values.

collaborative · responsible · respectful · inclusive · innovative

Contact for this positon is Jason Thomas (Jason.thomas@osufoundation.org)

Phone number: 541-737-8842


Date Posted: July 15, 2019

Executive Director, RISD Fund

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

https://www.risd.edu/

With the goal of educating students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), also teaches how to discover and transmit knowledge, and make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. With the approach of RISD’s 150th anniversary, the Office of Institutional Engagement is making an unprecedented investment in building a best-in-class team to engage donors, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff in a new wave of philanthropic support.

RISD depends on high-quality facilities to provide the environments, tools, and conditions that activate student learning, enable exploration, and serve as the fundamental framework of an exceptional art and design education. With a deep commitment to studio-based education and to the stewardship of its campus, RISD has identified how it can best energize knowledge, discovery, collaboration, and creation.

The Executive Director, RISD Fund (ED) will develop and implement a comprehensive multi-year, multi-channel strategy for solicitation and stewardship of RISD Fund donors. The ED will also hire, train, supervise, and evaluate professional staff and oversee the selection, management, and evaluation of any RISD Fund service providers. The ideal candidate has ten years+ of demonstrated success in devising and executing comprehensive annual giving strategies and programs including digital direct marketing. An interest and experience in art and design desirable.

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Lisa Vuona, Vice President, LINDAUER, at http://bit.ly/RISDEDFUND


Date Posted: July 15, 2019

Executive Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

https://www.risd.edu/

With the goal of educating students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), also teaches how to discover and transmit knowledge, and make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. With the approach of RISD’s 150th anniversary, the Office of Institutional Engagement is making an unprecedented investment in building a best-in-class team to engage donors, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff in a new wave of philanthropic support. 

RISD depends on high-quality facilities to provide the environments, tools, and conditions that activate student learning, enable exploration, and serve as the fundamental framework of an exceptional art and design education. With a deep commitment to studio-based education and to the stewardship of its campus, RISD has identified how it can best energize knowledge, discovery, collaboration, and creation. 

The Executive Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations will lead a comprehensive program engaging corporate and foundation prospective donors. S/He will actively establish long-term relationships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation community that will result in funding for institutional priorities and initiatives that support student and faculty development. In addition to managing a personal portfolio of institutional prospects, the Executive Director conducts personal visits; solicits and secures major and principal gifts, grants, and gifts-in-kind; and serves as an advisor, author and/or collaborator on the generation of funding proposals, stewardship and grant funder reports.

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Zena Lum, Senior Consultant, Lindauer, at http://bit.ly/RISDEDCFR


Date Posted: July 11, 2019

Associate Director of Individual Giving

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation

Job Title: Associate Director of Individual Giving

Organization: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation

Location: New York, NY

Website: http://www.alvinailey.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s premier dance institutions, is seeking a motivated and personable, professional team player to work in a fast-paced environment to manage the activities of the Ailey Partners, Ailey Friends, Young Patron’s Circle, Ailey Parents and several affiliation groups. The candidate will report to the Director of Patron Engagement and will work closely with the Director of Donor Events and Stewardship, Director of Development Operations, Individual Giving team members (Patron Engagement Officer, Individual Giving Assistant, Development Seasonal Assistant), and members of the Marketing department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Annual Giving

  • As a front-line fundraiser, work closely with Director of Patron Engagement to cultivate and steward Ailey donors and prospects to grow the number of membership households and increase annual giving

  • Responsible for meeting fundraising goals for Ailey Partners and Parents Annual Fund campaigns

  • Acquire and steward members of Ailey Partners, Parents Annual Fund, and The Ailey School Parents Steering Committee.  

  • Work closely with the Director of Patron Engagement to assist in developing a pipeline of prospects for the Artistic Director’s Circle and major donors

  • Attend cultivation events, including most performances at New York City Center and Lincoln Center

  • Collaborate with the Director of Development Operations to ensure the highest standards and best practices in donor record management are maintained

  • Supervise Interns, Seasonal Assistant and Student Workers

Membership Campaigns

  • Create long-range development plans for each Ailey Partner member up to $6,000

    • Draft Correspondence for Partners membership renewals and general engagement

    • Coordinate tracking of Partners donations

    • Serve as relationship manager for benefits fulfilment, including house seat orders

  • Create a year-long action plan for the Parents Annual Fund and Parents Steering Committee

    • The Liaison between the Parents Steering Committee and The Ailey School Leadership

    • Develop a fundraising plan and goals for the Parents Steering Committee and schedule monthly meetings with the Committee

    • Draft Correspondence for Parents Annual Fund renewals and general engagement

    • Coordinate tracking of Parents Annual Fund donations

    • Work with Director of Donor Events & Stewardship to develop cultivation events for Ailey School Parents donors and prospects

    • Manage Named Scholarships: maintain tracking document and facilitate thank you notes to donors from scholarship recipients 

Appeals & Acquisitions

  • Develop content/materials for digital and print appeals and acquisitions in partnership with Marketing Department

  • Implement digital and print mailings and web content for fall/spring appeals/acquisitions, pre-season appeals/acquisitions, and fiscal and calendar-year-end appeals, among others

  • Develop and supervise International Ailey Partners mailings

  • Develop and supervise AileyCamp site visit mailings

Skills/Qualifications

  • Managerial level experience working with diverse fundraising campaigns such as: annual funds, membership programs and/or affiliate groups

  • Experience with direct mail campaigns

  • Excellent judgment and the ability to work independently, work as a leader as well as a member of a team

  • Mature and highly organized, pays close attention to detail, ability to set and meet deadlines, and ability to “multi-task” 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends as need to engage donors and prospects at Ailey performances and special events

  • Experience with donor databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; proficiency with Outlook and the Internet

Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s degree 

  • Five plus years of experience working in a multi-faceted fundraising office with a minimum of three years in a supervisory role. Preferable candidate will have experience working on membership and annual fund campaigns. Candidates with related experience in the areas of integrated marketing and loyalty campaigns will also be considered.

  • Performing arts/dance background a plus

To apply for this position visit https://www.alvinailey.org/about/job-opportunities and click on the apply link and upload one file (accepted formats include .doc, .docx, .txt, or .pdf) that contains the following items:

Cover letter detailing your interest in this position at Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. including salary requirements

Resume

Contact information for two references

No phone calls please.


Date Posted: July 11, 2019

Associate Director of Advancement 

School of Social Work

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The School of Social Work and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement invites applications and nominations for a full-time Associate Director of Advancement to secure private support for funding priorities from alumni and friends. The School of Social Work embraces the University’s mission of enhancing the lives of citizens in Illinois, across the nation and around the world through leadership in learning, discovery, engagement and economic development in order to prepare tomorrow’s leaders to be advocates for, and agents of, social change. 

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. 

Primary Function

The Associate Director of Advancement has a dual report to the Dean of the School of Social Work and to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and Research Initiatives for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, working closely with faculty and other members of the administrative team in the School of Social Work to carry out the Advancement priorities. The Associate Director of Advancement develops strategies and implements programs that will lead to and result in the successful philanthropic support of the academic priorities of the School of Social Work and the philanthropic interest of donors.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify, assess, analyze, and design appropriate strategies for approaching prospects and donors and making the vitally important match between donors’ philanthropic interests and the School of Social Work’s programmatic and curricular needs. (20%)

  • Work closely with senior administrators, faculty and staff to gain a strong knowledge of the academic and research programs in order to identify and define priorities to be funded through private support. (10%)

  • Plan and implement effective outreach and cultivation activities to enhance prospect identification and move solicitation and stewardship processes forward. Prepare faculty and other volunteers to participate in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts as needed. (20%)

  • Determine and prioritize lists of donor prospects, alumni and other stakeholders to be contacted for personal visits. (15%)

  • Strategize and implement a segmented qualification program for leadership annual giving and major gifts. (5%)

  • Manage the development and execution of alumni outreach activities. (5%)

  • Work with the Director of Research and Business Office staff to assist as needed in preparation and submission of grant proposals to private foundation and corporate sources; maintain relationships with campus foundation and corporate relations staff to facilitate the development of faculty and staff proposals. (5%)

  • Supervise the Program Coordinator. (5%)

  • Participate in the School of Social Work committees that relate directly to Advancement and/or the Stewardship of major gifts. Represent the School of Social Work at appropriate campus meetings. (5%)

  • Maintain a travel schedule of 30-50% time including some evenings and weekends. Use independent judgment to determine appropriate use of resources for travel to priority destinations nationally to meet with alumni, friends, corporations and foundation for the purpose of building relationships leading to financial support of the University. (10%)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of three years of successful advancement experience or at least six years of related work experience (such as sales, marketing, communications, financial planning, etc.)

  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to represent the School of Social Work in one-on-one visits with key constituents 

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Understanding of major donor prospect qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information

  • Strong relationship management and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the School of Social Work and passion for supporting the field of social work

  • Documented success as a major gift fundraiser in higher education

  • Knowledge of higher education administration

  • Knowledge of advancement strategies including best practices related to development at institutions of higher education

  • Advancement experience in an academic unit that produces degrees and conducts academic research

  • Experience managing alumni and/or student programs and devising innovative programs to engage alumni and/or donors to support academic priorities

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by August 2, 2019.  Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.  For further information regarding application procedures, contact Katie Walker at walker74@illinois.edu. The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

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

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: July 11, 2019

American Museum Of Natural History

Manager, Institutional Advancement

The Government Relations unit within Institutional Advancement seeks to maximize the Museum's funding and relationships with federal, state, and city government agencies.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Provide general staff support to the Vice President, Institutional Advancement, to other senior staff as needed, and participate as team member on unit's projects and assignments.

- Help in preparing and producing proposals, reports, presentations, and other materials.

- Carry out varied research and information gathering assignments.

- Track, verify, and compile funding program and policy information.

- Monitor funding opportunities.

- Manage government crediting and recurring inter-departmental reports.

- Maintain website.

- Compile and report on performance metrics.

- Draft routine communications and documents.

- Schedule and help to implement visits, major meetings, and events.

- Maintain records and files.

- Perform other duties and special projects as assigned in support of funding efforts, institutional projects, and strategic initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree.

- At least two years of experience in similar role/environment.

- Strong communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing.

- Strong organizational skills, with good attention to detail and a focus on accuracy.

- Ability to multi-task within demanding time frames.

- Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

- Independent self-starter who also thrives in a collaborative environment.

- A focus on customer service, in support of the curators, staff and the institution.

- Some knowledge of research funders and/or funding opportunities.

- Excellent writing skills and facility with standard office programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1527960

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

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

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

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Date Posted: July 9, 2019

Foundation for Morristown Medical Center | Atlantic Health System

Chief Development Officer

Morristown, New Jersey

Foundation for Morristown Medical Center

Established in 1995, the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center is a nonprofit, public foundation whose mission is to inspire community philanthropy to advance exceptional health care for patients at Morristown Medical Center and Goryeb Children's Hospital. The Foundation’s objective is to use philanthropy to preserve and expand programs and services in patient care, clinical research, medical and public health education, and preventive medicine.

Morristown Medical Center

Morristown Medical Center, the largest hospital of Atlantic Health System, has been building healthier communities since it was founded more than 125 years ago. For the fourth consecutive year, Morristown Medical Center was named one of 'America's Best 50 Hospitals' by Healthgrades, a consumer-rankings group. The distinction places Morristown in the top one percent of hospitals in the nation for clinical performance. It was recognized as one of the top programs in the nation for both Cardiology & Heart Surgery and Gastroenterology & G.l. Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Designated a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and a Level II by the state, Morristown is a five-time Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service, earned by less than one percent of hospitals nationwide.

The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, home to the largest cardiac surgery program in the state, offers patients a complete spectrum of heart and vascular care. The Carol G. Simon Cancer Center is the only program in the state to receive the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Morristown, which performs the most joint replacements in New Jersey, received the second highest reimbursement in the country for its year one performance in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement model, based on quality and safety. It recently opened an orthopedic oncology program.

Goryeb Children's Hospital

Located on the campus of Morristown Medical Center and part of Atlantic Health System Children's Health, Goryeb Children's Hospital is a state-designated “children's hospital” – an earned recognition from New Jersey and the national Children's Hospital Association. It has more than 250 community pediatricians on staff and more than 100 board-certified pediatric specialists caring for patients in a child-centered environment. Sam's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Level Ill Regional Perinatal Center, provides specialized care to sick or premature infants. The Joan and Edward Foley Pediatric Intensive Care Unit treats older children with acute life-threatening illness and trauma. The Farris Family Center for Advanced Medicine in Pediatrics focuses on patients with complex or chronic illnesses. A Child Development and Autism Center helps children reach their full potential, and the Gagnon Children's Emergency Center handles more than 20,000 patients each year.

Position Summary

The Foundation for Morristown Medical Center seeks candidates for the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). The CDO is the senior administrator responsible for strategically leading and overseeing the Foundation’s operations and staff and achieving philanthropic goals to advance exceptional healthcare at Morristown Medical Center, inclusive of the Goryeb Children's Hospital located on the same campus. S/he will report directly to the President of Morristown Medical Center, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees. The CDO will supervise a full and part-time staff of 28, with the following direct reports: Director of Principal Gifts and Campaigns, Director of Annual Giving, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Director of Gift Planning, Director of Finance and Database Management, Manager of Communications, Manager of Donor Relations, and Office Manager and Executive Assistant. S/he will be empowered to optimize the organizational structure and staff roles in alignment with the future focus of the Foundation and in consultation with the President of Morristown Medical Center. The CDO serves on the President’s Operations Council for Morristown Medical Center.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Commitment to the missions of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center and Atlantic Health System.

- Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree and certification as a fundraising executive preferred. 

- Minimum of 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas of development (individual, institutional, and planned giving; stewardship; board/volunteer relations; development operations). Experience working in a complex health care environment with grateful patient fundraising experience 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.

- 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 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 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.

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

Atlantic Health System 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

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: July 3, 2019

Associate Director, Event Management

Communications, Marketing & Events

University Advancement

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Summary: The Associate Director, Event Management is responsible for all aspects of event strategy, planning and production for a portfolio of high profile, signature events identified as strategic priorities by the leadership of University Advancement. The associate director, event management works collaboratively as well as independently with divisional staff and external vendors, providing comprehensive planning and coordination of logistics for University Advancement special events. The position is also responsible for ensuring message cohesion across all aspects of the event experience. Events range from presidential visits to large donor or alumni events on campus and around the country. This position reports to the Director, Event Design and Management, and will also interact with other leaders within the division and the university.

Duties: 

● As a member of the divisional special events team, this position is responsible for the planning of strategic events related to the Division of University Advancement. This role requires the effective planning, supervision and implementation of events that substantially impact the University from the standpoint of perception by alumni, friends, prospective and current donors, and current students. Position will be required to plan events both individually and in conjunction with the Director and/or peers. 
● Collaborate with alumni relations, development, stewardship, and university advancement communications staff to develop logistically sound and effective events that maximize alumni and donor engagement. This includes: developing goals, objectives, invite lists, creative event design, event programming, and post-event follow-up; coordinating event logistics; trouble-shooting and providing effective and timely solutions; providing project management oversight, on-site event support, and exceptional customer service.
● Serve as point person between division stakeholders and CME-IT team to guide development of all communications touchpoints that impact the event experience.
● In collaboration with the Director and/or peers, conduct research, make site visits and solicit resources for the selection and evaluation of event sites locally, regionally and nationally.
● Oversee the work of the administrative assistant in regards to event records processing and paperwork/invoice processing.
● Serve as liaison with offsite venue contacts on all event-related matters, including but not limited to: negotiation of contracts; coordination of event food and beverage, audio visual needs, photography, and room blocks; Ensuring appropriate décor (floral, linens, color schemes, etc.), customer service, and other quality standards to meet the expectations of the Division of University Advancement. 
● In conjunction with the Director, maintain a divisional structure and strategy for special events. This includes: following procedures to produce successful events; staff training; strategic planning; creative oversight; and project management related to advancement, alumni, stewardship and development events. 
● Provide support as necessary to all university advancement events, consult or serve on divisional or university committees, and other duties as may be required for the successful engagement of alumni and donors.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree. Minimum of two years of experience in event planning in a non-profit, higher education or conferences and events setting.

Desired Qualifications: Experience with Ellucian Banner ERP and iModules.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. High level of organizational skills, including the ability to simultaneously manage a large variety of tasks and set priorities. A commitment to strong customer service is essential. Able to deal with the pressure of deadlines. Must be a self-starter who can work independently but also able to work effectively within a team environment. Proficient in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel. Willingness to travel and work weekends/evenings as needed.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Required documents; Cover letter, resume and list of three professional references

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.

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Date Posted: July 3, 2019

Associate Director of Development, Farmer School of Business

Office of Development

University Advancement

Summary: The Associate Director of Development, Farmer School of Business will advance the mission of Miami University by planning, organizing, and implementing strategies to increase the level of personal involvement and financial commitment of alumni and friends. Particular emphasis will be given to strategies seeking philanthropic and volunteer support for the Farmer School of Business.

With its close proximity to the city of Cincinnati coupled with a nationally recognized excellence in undergraduate education there is a significant opportunity to increase all measures of support from alumni, friends, and corporate and foundation partners. As the university looks to embark upon its next comprehensive campaign, a robust and high functioning development team will play a critical role in the success of that effort.

Duties:

  • Serve as one of several departmental liaisons for the Farmer School of Business at Miami University in addressing their philanthropic and alumni relations objectives;

  • Actively participate in the Farmer School capital campaign;

  • Solicit annual leadership and major gifts;

  • Effect cultivation, solicitation and stewardship calls to alumni and friends independently and occasionally with other staff, faculty, administrators and alumni volunteers;

  • Encourage and coordinate involvement of alumni and friends through campus visits and regional events;

  • Prepare and present departmental and divisional proposals to alumni and friends with the input and assistance of faculty, staff, administrators and deans including proposals involving tax planning; gifts of real estate; personal property; securities; and gifts in wills, trusts, annuities and insurance;

  • Develop and implement service, cultivation and solicitation strategies for assigned prospects with the support of the Division of University Advancement staff, faculty and administrators;

  • Perform other duties related to the mission of the Office of Development under the guidance of the Associate Vice President for Development and External Relations and the Senior Associate Vice President for the Division of University Advancement

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of three years of experience in development, fundraising, and/or sales. Internships, volunteer work, and other experience gained during the completion of degree programs may be counted towards these requirements.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in higher education

  • Experience working with a donor database system

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Commitment to collaborative approach to fundraising

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Willingness to travel extensively both on a regional and national level

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Required documents: Cover letter, resume and list of three professional references

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.


Date Posted: July 1, 2019

Executive Director

Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest

Job Title: Executive Director

Status: Full time, exempt, at-will employee, AmeriCorps 

Reports to: Board of Directors

Salary: Based on Experience; Available upon request.

Application Deadline: July 22, 2019

Updated: June, 2019

Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest responds to local community needs in the Northwest by placing volunteers who provide value-centered service grounded in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. Honoring the Divine at work in all things, we envision the Northwest as a sustainable region where all live in dignity, are treated justly, and actively contribute to their own empowerment and positive change in their communities. JVC Northwest strives to live out the four values of community, simple living, social and ecological justice, and spirituality/reflection.

JVC Northwest is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire talent at all levels regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability, and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across interactions with clients, candidates and partners.

Position Summary

The executive director (ED) of Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) Northwest provides leadership in the formation and implementation of the mission, vision, and strategic direction of the organization.  The ED operates within the parameters set forth in the bylaws and is accountable to the board of directors of which the ED is an ex-officio member. The ED fosters an atmosphere of growth towards the four values of JVC Northwest – community, simple living, social and ecological justice, and spirituality – in the JVC Northwest office, in support of the volunteers, and among constituents. The ED helps initiate and promote equity and eco-justice efforts of the organization.

Qualifications and Requirements 

The ED demonstrates the following:

  • Grounding in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition and Catholic Social Teaching;

  • Commitment to and leadership in living the core values of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest: social and ecological justice, community, simple living and spirituality;

  • Participation and leadership in staff community, including prayer, staff meetings and staff days;

  • Ability to work as a team member and also independently;

  • Ability to meet the public in a friendly and open way and to communicate effectively with diverse peoples;

  • Significant experience with fundraising capabilities, especially major donor relations;

  • Experience in managing a federal grant;

  • Experience in managing organizational budgets of over $4 million;

  • Ability to lead equity efforts of the organization with board and staff; 

  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills;

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and work with many details;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;

  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, collaborative office;

  • Experience in communications, business administration or government programs is desired;

  • BA degree required; MA preferred.

This position is subject to criminal history check and possibly a consumer credit report when applicable. This position does not have recurring access to vulnerable populations.

Application Information

Nonprofit Professionals Now (NPN) is excited to be working with JVC Northwest on filling this key position.

Full job description and application information is available at:  www.wvdo-or.hiringthing.com.  All applications will be thoroughly reviewed.

Applications need to include:  cover letter, resume and completion of screening questions.

Application deadline:  July 22, 2019.