Date Posted: July 31, 2019

Major Gifts Officer

National Park Foundation

WORKING AT NPF

In 1872 America did something unprecedented; it set aside more than one million acres of wilderness for the benefit and enjoyment of the people. For more than 100 years, citizen involvement and private philanthropy have helped to improve, preserve and protect America’s national parks. Since it was established by Congress in 1967, NPF has sustained this legacy of private philanthropy. 

As the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation generates private support and builds strategic partnerships to protect and enhance America’s national parks for present and future generations. We are a small organization with a big mandate. Learn more about us at www.nationalparks.org

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

The Major Gifts Officer, Southwest is part of a growing team responsible for generating approximately $30M in significant individual gifts annually. The Major Gifts Officer will structure and solicit individual major gifts of $25,000 and above; develop and manage a portfolio of over approximately 100 prospective donors; and engage prospects and donors in giving to National Park Foundation (NPF) national mission and strategic priorities.    

The position based in Southern California will focus on cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors and family foundations primarily located in the Southwest of the United States including, but not limited to, Southern California and Texas. The ideal candidate will be located in Southern California, work remotely and travel frequently within this region. Quarterly travel to NPF’s headquarters in Washington D.C. will be required, with the possibility of increased visits as requested.   

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs. 

GENERAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM SUPPORT

The Major Gifts Officer will be expected to undertake the following responsibilities and duties: 

· Serve as a key member of the philanthropy team responsible for raising approximately $30M in Major and Principal gifts by actively building and managing a high-value portfolio of donors and prospects with capacity to give primarily at the five-and-six figure or above level. 

· Under the direction of the Vice President of Major Giving, establish annual fundraising and targets with clear deliverables and milestones for success. 

· Qualify, develop, and manage a portfolio of 100+ prospective donors. Oversee and drive all aspects of the giving cycle. 

· Develop short and long-term cultivation strategies for donors, from qualification and cultivation through solicitation and stewardship via in-person meetings, events, and written communications. 

· Develop key relationships, solicit and close gifts of $25,000 and above, focusing on donors with the capacity to make a gift to the National Park Foundation of $100,000 over three years. 

· Educate prospective donors on NPF’s national mission, raising funds for both unrestricted and restricted support in alignment with organizational priorities. Stay current on NPF programmatic needs, budgets, and priorities. 

· As Relationship Manager, monitor and drive all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations. Create proposals and other donor-centric correspondence. 

· Move donors in appropriate, timely, and strategic fashion toward solicitation and closure. 

· Maintain timely visitation reports, and record correspondence, meetings, and key activities in donor database. 

· Work collaboratively and as a team with volunteer and staff leadership, including the president’s office, to cultivate and solicit prospective donors. 

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

The ideal candidate for the position of Major Gifts Officer will have: 

  • A proven track record: Demonstrated ability to successfully manage a portfolio of donors in the 5-, 6- and 7-figure level that resulted in increased giving. 

  • Donor-centricity: Ability to understand the interests of major gift donors while connecting them to NPF priorities and developing long lasting relationships that maximize gifts to benefit the national parks. 

  • Expertise in Major Gift fundraising: Fundamental and industry-accepted standards for all aspects of the gift cycle involving prospects and donors. 

  • Excellent communication: Ability to interface effectively with the highest level of NPF donors and senior staff members, verbally, in writing, and through professional interpersonal skills. 

  • Ability to travel: Work well from home, and travel extensively throughout Southern California and Southwest region, and when required, Washington D.C. Some evenings, weekends and holiday work will be required. 

  • Self-Motivation: Ability to both thrive in a fluid, collaborative, team-oriented environment and to work independently effectively. 

  • Passion for NPF’s mission: Dedication to promoting NPF’s core mission and priorities and connecting donor’s philanthropic impact to advancing shared goals. 

  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database. 

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s or advanced degree is preferred. 

  • Minimum of five years in development with specific expertise in major gift fundraising. 

  • As the position is remote working from your home office, the ideal candidate will be based in Southern California. 

  • Experience with philanthropic communities in Southern California and Texas. 

DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Familiarity with making travel arrangements and the ability to travel for multi-day engagements.  

TO APPLY

If you know you are the perfect candidate for this position, we want to hear from you. Please submit your application through the National Park Foundation ADP portal found here. If you experience technical difficulties during the process, you may submit your cover letter, resume and salary history by email to resumes@nationalparks.org. Please indicate “XX Job Title” in the subject line of the e-mail.

National Park Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Date Posted: July 31, 2019

Reunion Giving Officer, Development

Yale University

Reunion Giving Officer, Development

56745BR

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  

Yale University seeks a Reunion Giving Officer to join the university’s distinguished division of Alumni Affairs and Development. Reporting to the Director of Reunion Giving and, as a member of the Reunion Giving team, the Reunion Giving Officer solicits Yale College alumni for gifts of varying sizes during their quinquennial reunions and manages alumni volunteers for several assigned reunion classes. Operating in a comprehensive, university-wide campaign environment, the Reunion Giving Officer achieves annual fundraising goals tied to specific reunion classes and helps to ensure the overall success of their assigned classes in a multitude of important ways. This position is an ideal opportunity for a high-performing, strategic, and collaborative development professional to come in on the ground floor of Yale’s next capital campaign to work with some of the university’s highest-level donors, volunteers, and university citizens.

Required Education and Experience:  

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and four years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications: 

  • Ability to directly manage volunteers, and/or provide guidance and support to volunteers. Ability to develop and implement effective strategies to recruit volunteers and train volunteers on solicitation techniques and university messaging.

  • Ability to personally and consistently close philanthropic gifts from donors. Ability to utilize industry standard fundraising best practices and values a donor-centric approach. Demonstrated ability collaborating with colleagues to determine donor philanthropic interests. Ability to promote various giving vehicles which may include planned giving.

  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and technological skills. Ability to initiate and maintain direct communication with alumni. Professionalism, maturity, collaborative approach to work, and ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to be a flexible as a team member, ability and willingness to work some irregular hours.

  • Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks while attending to details and follow-through. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced, high volume environment. Ability to show initiative, and work independently with integrity while demonstrating a results-oriented work ethic.

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with volunteers and colleagues about fundraising priorities, giving procedures, and university business.

  • Preferred Education and Experience: Experience in a Reunion fundraising program in higher education or another nonprofit organization. Familiarity with Planned Giving tools and techniques. Experience and comfort navigating a fundraising database.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/YaleCareers-56745BR.  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Date Posted: July 31, 2019

Research Manager

WGBH Educational Foundation

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The WGBH Educational Foundation is a vibrant public media powerhouse that enriches people’s lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain– fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives. The Development Division is responsible for raising funds from individuals and institutions and includes five areas of focus, including: Major Gifts, Annual Giving, Gift Planning & Endowment, Foundation Development, and Board Relations.  It plays a vital role in helping to finance broadcast, video, and audio programs, including some of the premier and most celebrated dramas, investigative journalism, innovative documentaries and podcasts, and other local and national programming in the public media system.

This is a momentous, transformative period for WGBH, an organization working toward the completion of a $175 million capital campaign (The Campaign for WGBH – Leadership in the Digital Century), its largest to date, in a profoundly changing public media industry.

JOB OVERVIEW

As a member of a three-person research team, reporting to the Director of Prospect Management and Research (“Director”), and working closely with other senior staff of the Division, the Research Manager (RM) oversees the research function that anticipates and responds to the needs of the Major Gifts, Annual Giving and Board Relations teams.  The research function is designed to help expand WGBH’s base of individual support, as well as the volunteer pipeline of board candidates and nominees for consideration as trustees, advisors or key committee members.

The RM will be a thought partner to the Director and other senior staff, and will help to guide and oversee the workload and output of the Senior Research Associate.  The RM will also conduct research independently and will write briefings and other research reports.

The Development Division works closely with WGBH executives, board members, program producers and other high-level volunteers.  This is an excellent opportunity to gain strong campaign experience and to build research and prospect management skills while working in a positive, creative, professional, and collegial atmosphere.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee a robust research function, including managing the pipeline of prospect research, guiding / reviewing the work of the Senior Research Associate, and setting overall research strategies and priorities.  Act as a thought partner to Director of Prospect Management and Research.

  • Conduct research independently using print and electronic resources to identify, qualify, rate and track prospective individual donors.

  • Write accurate, relevant and timely prospect profiles, solicitation briefings, and event briefings, consisting of biographical, financial, and wealth capacity information, as well as indicators of possible philanthropic interests. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • 5+ years of development research experience required; and management track record a plus.

  • Very strong analytical skills and demonstrated electronic and library research experience including solid internet search skills, and knowledge of Lexis-Nexis, Wealth Engine, and/or other online research databases.

  • Familiarity with relational databases and knowledge of database management practices.  Salesforce or other constituent relationship management (CRM) software a plus!

  • Exceptional writing and proofreading skills, with ability to monitor own work, and work of others, for accuracy and quality, and excellent judgment about what is relevant and helpful donor research. 

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills; self-starter with ability to foster productive relationships with colleagues, balanced with an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be self-directed and work independently.

  • Strong computer skills; knowledge of Macintosh and standard office software including Word and Excel (MS Office).

  • Maturity and the ability to work with sensitive and highly confidential information.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's Degree required.


Date Posted: July 29, 2019

Executive Director of Development 

Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Atlanta, GA

http://college.emory.edu 

Emory College of Arts and Sciences (Emory College) is a diverse, exciting community of scholars and students from across the globe committed to a spirit of deep inquiry and intellectual challenge. Emory College currently offers more than 5,600 students a rare opportunity to experience both the sense of community that comes with a liberal arts college and the full resources of Emory University, a top-ranked private research university in an urban setting. With more than 50 departments and programs, 86 majors, and 63 minors, Emory University was ranked 21st among the nation’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. Emory College of Arts and Sciences has raised $103 million since fiscal years 2014.

Emory College of Arts and Sciences seeks an exceptional Executive Director of Development (EDoD) to lead, coordinate, and develop the strategy for the expansion of philanthropy for the College. The successful candidate will work closely with the Dean, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Senior Director of Development (Emory College), the Office of Advancement and Alumni Engagement, the Emory College’s Dean’s Advisory Council, the Emory College Alumni Board, alumni, parents, high-level prospects, and esteemed faculty to increase philanthropic support for the College.  

While providing fundraising leadership to the College’s advancement and alumni engagement team of thirteen professionals, the EDoD will have the primary responsibility for leveraging major gifts ($100k+).  The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record in identification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship of six-, seven-, and eight-figure gifts in a higher education fundraising environment. The EDoD will be integral in the forethought, design, and implementation of the innovative fundraising initiatives for the College and the upcoming Emory University multi-billion dollar comprehensive campaign. 

The EDoD will have the demonstrated ability to motivate staff, maintain and promote best practices, engage participation from all levels, and generate excitement and energy for the mission and programs of the College. The successful candidate will provide inspired strategy and leadership to manage a comprehensive development operation, as well as a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, excellence, and diversity. Finally, the EDoD will contribute positively to the College’s culture in which passion for the mission, dedication to excellence, rapid-response service, collaboration, and mutual respect are guiding principles.

Emory University has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at Emory@glfreeman.com or go to the Job Link:  http://www.glfreeman.com/job/executive-director-of-development/  .


Date Posted: July 29, 2019

Development Associate, Corporate Relations

American Museum Of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History seeks a motivated, capable individual interested in gaining experience in corporate fundraising. The Development Associate will support the corporate relations team in regards to all fundraising and stewardship activities and strategies.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Crafts prospective donor research profiles.

• Tracks and writes donor stewardship reports and gift acknowledgements.

• Manages team calendar.

• Completes data entry, reporting, and maintenance, as it relates to corporate relations program, within Raiser's Edge.

• Executes meeting coordination; including calendar management, reserving event space/AV, ordering catering.

• Provides general administrative and event support.

Required Qualifications:

• Excellent writing and copy-editing skills.

• Bachelor’s degree.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

• Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

• Precise and detailed-oriented, with strong ability to prioritize and plan.

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

• Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends for development events and donor visits.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Raiser’s Edge or other CRM experience preferred.

• Non-profit development experience.

• One to two years of office experience.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1550349

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.

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Date Posted: July 29, 2019

Chief Development Officer

Krannert School of Management

(exempt/full benefits apply)

Location: Purdue University campus, West Lafayette, Indiana

Essential Functions

  • Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement and working closely with the Dean, the Chief Development Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospective donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations.

  • The Chief Development Officer is responsible for securing major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the School’s leadership, its programs, disciplines and the University, with an expectation of raising a minimum of $3M annually.

  • A focus for the Chief Development Officer is to assist in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive, strategic advancement program.

  • Administratively supervise Development Office staff.

Responsibilities

  • Identify and establish personal contact with prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of meeting the unit and University’s fundraising goals.

  • Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with the prospective donors.

  • Collaborate with appropriate development and academic staff to develop prospect strategies and build relationships.

  • Set specific objectives to affectively advance towards solicitation towards major gifts.

  • Prepare proposals and solicit prospects for gifts.

  • Host or co-host receptions.

  • Provide stewardship of gifts.

  • Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the unit.

  • Plan and implement the advancement plan for the unit.

  • Ensure effective records maintenance.

  • Regularly report on the progress toward the unit’s annual action plan.

  • Become adept at using the advancement database.

  • Continually improve professional competency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles.

  • Familiarity with the programs in the Krannert school of Management is preferred.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to interpret and articulate the mission of Purdue University.

  • Ability to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds.

  • Ability to represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times.

  • Sound judgment, initiative, and ability to collaborate effectively.

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

  • Knowledge of finance, planned giving, alumni relations, corporate relations and advancement communications preferred.

  • The ability to continuously improve professional competency.

  • Good computer skills.

  • Ability to travel and perform weekend duties.

  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.

Education/Experience

· Bachelor’s degree required.

· Five years of experience in fund development including solicitation of major gifts and or related work experience.

· Experience managing and supervising professional staff is preferred.

· Experience in higher education is preferred.

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org on or before Friday, August 16, 2019.

A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position.

Purdue Research Foundation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.


Date Posted: July 29, 2019

Chief Development Officer

FamilyAid Boston

About FamilyAid Boston

FamilyAid Boston (FAB) is the leading provider of solutions to family homelessness in Greater Boston. Its mission is to empower parents and caregivers facing homelessness to secure and sustain housing and build strong foundations for their children’s futures.

Under new executive leadership, the hundred-plus year-old agency is setting a new, bold strategic direction to increase prevention programs, housing, and supportive services for children, putting the organization on a growth trajectory with philanthropy as a strong institutional driver.

About Philanthropy at FamilyAid

Key among FAB’s priorities is elevating philanthropy as both a critical and integral facet of the organization’s future operations and success. With a strong existing donor base and a growing list of promising new prospects to engage and cultivate, the Board of Directors is fully engaged in this new direction and has made a significant investment to grow fundraising resources.

FAB is currently supported primarily by a core group of dedicated individual donors and numerous foundations, including several recent six-figure foundation gifts. With a focus on investing in fundraising, FAB is in the process of bringing on new board members to broaden the reach of the agency. There are significant, immediate opportunities for increased major gift fundraising, and the Chief Development Officer will spearhead this growth.

About the Position

The Chief Development Officer will be a high caliber, high-energy fundraising professional with the skills, experience, leadership, and commitment to FAB’s mission needed to help take the current fundraising program to the next level and beyond. The CDO will join a strong executive leadership team comprised of the President, the Chief Operating Officer, and the Chief Financial Officer.

A well-rounded development professional, the CDO will partner with the President and the Board to expand FAB’s philanthropy program, with responsibility for leading the systematic growth of a comprehensive development department. The right candidate will have proven success in implementing, growing, and managing a high-performing development program, strong leadership and management experience, and a proven ability to partner with organizational leadership.

Key Responsibilities

Fundraising

• Work with the President, Board members, and staff/volunteers to identify, cultivate, and steward new and existing individual, foundation, government, and corporate donors

• Build on current stewardship activities to deepen relationships with current donors

• Develop and implement new engagement strategies

• Implement and oversee a formal moves management program

• Report regular progress against strategic and operational goals, including donor engagement and stewardship touchpoints, revenue targets, and pipeline management details

• Engage leadership in key donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities

Leadership

• Partner with the President, Board, and staff to develop and implement FAB’s comprehensive development strategy and plans to secure donors, enhance fundraising opportunities, and significantly grow philanthropy

• Help guide the agency’s overall strategic planning and implementation, especially in alignment with its philanthropic priorities and initiatives

• Oversee the development and execution of a best practice development infrastructure, including programs, policies, and procedures to ensure effectiveness and accountability across the system

• Serve as a liaison to the President, the Board, and the Fundraising Committee for all fundraising activity

Management

• Serve as a manager, mentor, and leader for the overall development program and staff

• Supervise the development team, including recruiting, training, evaluating, and mentoring

• Develop short-term and long-term fundraising targets; track and mange ROI of the respective fundraising initiatives and budget

Key Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree; MBA or graduate degree in a related field a plus

• Passion and appreciation for FAB’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate it

• 10+ years of progressive development experience with consistent success in closing six-figure plus gifts from individual, corporate, and foundation donors

• Strong working knowledge of the principles and best practices of fundraising and experience in developing comprehensive prospect strategies

• Strong management experience with proven ability to train, motivate, and lead diverse fundraising staff and volunteers

• Experience working and partnering with senior leadership, President/CEO, and Board members

• Strong administrative and organization skills

• Superb written and communication skills

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and successfully as a member of a diverse community with CEO, Board leadership, colleagues, prospects/donors, and volunteers to achieve common goals

• Poise, maturity, flexibility, and ability to work as a collaborative team player are essential

• Ability to work in office and field-based settings with a diverse, homeless population

• Willingness to work some evenings and weekend as events and meetings require

• Flexibility and compassion essential

Family Aid Boston is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

FamilyAidCDO@developmentguild.com

Suzanne J. Battit

Senior Vice President, PRINCIPAL

Development Guild DDI

For more information about FamilyAid Boston, please visit https://apptrkr.com/1538963.

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Date Posted: July 28, 2019

Associate Athletic Director for Development

University at Albany

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President for Advancement, with an indirect reporting line to the Director of Athletics, the Associate Athletic Director for Development's primary responsibility is to strengthen philanthropic support for UAlbany's athletics program with a special emphasis on securing gifts of $25,000+ and overseeing the Great Dane Athletic Club (GDAC). The Associate Athletic Director for Development will be a member of the Director of Athletics' senior management team and will help to make informed decisions that better the Department of Athletics.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospective donors, prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation of leadership annual gifts and major gifts of $25,000+ and the stewardship of donors

  • Oversee GDAC's activities, services, and membership benefits. Increase the number of leadership level ($1,000+) annual gifts to GDAC

  • Serve as primary Advancement liaison to the head coaches. Consult regularly with coaches to leverage their networks to enhance solicitation and stewardship activities

  • Collaborate with the Director of Athletics and coaches to engage and solicit key prospective donors and identify and articulate fundraising priorities and strategies for achieving these priorities

  • Collaborate with and assist the efforts of fellow development officers whose portfolios include prospects for gifts to the athletics program

  • Collaborate with the Office of Advancement's Senior Director of Annual Giving to create, segment, and distribute athletics-focused direct mail, email, and crowdfunding appeals

  • Monitor, analyze, and report on overall fundraising results versus goals to internal and external constituencies 

  • Manage the GDAC Advisory Board, recruiting and engaging board members and leveraging their potential as sources of support

  • Supervise GDAC's Associate Director

  • Work with the Office of Advancement's Donor Relations team to ensure that donors are appropriately thanked and stewarded

  • Maintain accurate records using the Office of Advancement's database to record contacts and other activities related to assigned prospects

  • Help coordinate special projects and events in support of fundraising efforts

  • Interact with donors and prospective donors at home and away games and other events. Significant travel and extensive evening/weekend work is expected

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education (DOE) or internationally recognized accrediting organization

  • 5+ years of combined experience in higher education fundraising and intercollegiate athletics. Direct experience in fundraising for an NCAA Intercollegiate Athletics program required

  • Proven ability to qualify, engage, and secure gifts from high-level prospective donors

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Computer literacy, especially with relational databases

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups of people

  • Sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with a comprehensive fundraising campaign 

  • A strong track record of successful gift solicitations of $25,000+ in higher education 

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Staff Associate, SL-4

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml 

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov

THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER

Please apply online via https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=113092

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents: 

  • Resume

  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

Closing date for receipt of applications: August 24, 2019


Date Posted: July 28, 2019

Senior Director of Philanthropy, West Coast

African Parks Foundation of America

Position location: Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay Area, California preferred, other West Coast locations will be selectively considered

African Parks Foundation of America

Senior Director of Philanthropy, West Coast

Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay Area, California

(preferred, other West Coast locations will be selectively considered)

African Parks

Founded in 2000 by a group of conservationists, African Parks is a nonprofit organization responsible for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in Africa in partnership with governments and local communities. Its approach entails achieving financial sustainability of the parks by combining long-term donor funding with tourism revenues, related business enterprise, and payment for ecosystem services, which all serve as a foundation for economic development and poverty alleviation. It is African Parks’ belief that making wildlife parks socially and economically viable, particularly for the benefit of local communities, will contribute to their survival in the face of competing forms of land use.

African Parks manages 15 parks in nine African countries: Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Zambia. The total area under management covers 26 million acres (equal to half of the U.S. National Park System). The geographic spread of protected areas and representation of different ecoregions makes this the most ecologically diverse portfolio of parks under one management across Africa. African Parks’ vision is to reach 20 parks by 2020.

African Parks’ main governing body, African Parks Network (APN), is registered as a nonprofit organization in South Africa and headquartered in Johannesburg. APN coordinates the efforts of affiliated organizations that partner in building financial support for the parks and a conservation-led tourism economy. These affiliates include the African Parks Foundation of America, the African Parks Foundation in the Netherlands, and African Parks Foundation Switzerland, and APN is exploring the creation of additional affiliates elsewhere in Europe, Asia, and beyond.

African Parks Foundation of America

The African Parks Foundation of America (APFA) works to secure financial resources to support and advance the wildlife and habitat protection efforts of the African Parks Network. APFA’s support of this mission takes the form of financial and technical assistance solicited from U.S. foundations, corporations, individuals, and government sources. More broadly, APFA aims to educate and engage American audiences regarding the importance of conserving African wildlife and habitats. The foundation has become a key agent of APN’s global fundraising strategy; the foundation contributes not only critical funding but also strategic input to the furtherance of African Parks’ mission.

APFA has significantly increased its total annual revenues from contributions and grants in recent years, vaulting from approximately $615,000 raised in FY11 to $20 million in FY18. The foundation’s base of support includes prominent, high-net-worth individuals and respected institutional funders such as The Walton Family Foundation, the National Geographic Society, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; singer-songwriter Taylor Swift previously pledged all proceeds from her “Wildest Dreams” music video to supporting African Parks.

In order for the African Parks Network to accomplish its ambitious programmatic goals, APFA must continue its fundraising ascent. The expansion of APFA’s fundraising efforts have primarily focused on the East Coast to date, although APN’s reputation as one of the most effective conservation organizations in Africa, as well as increased awareness of its impact and success in media markets, have also attracted the attention and support of West Coast funders. APFA enjoys a growing base of support on the West Coast, particularly in Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, but has heretofore lacked the dedicated, on-the-ground presence to maximize those philanthropic relationships. APFA is therefore establishing the new role of Senior Director of Philanthropy, West Coast to lead corresponding development efforts. The organization is also establishing a 2020 Advisory Board that will include members from the West Coast and will assist with fundraising initiatives as APFA approaches its 20th anniversary in 2020.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director of APFA, the Senior Director of Philanthropy, West Coast (Senior Director) is charged with creating and leading a regional development program geographically focused on the West Coast of the U.S., particularly Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and the Pacific Northwest. S/he will work in partnership with APFA’s Executive Director, Board of Directors, and 2020 Advisory Board, as well as with other APFA and APN colleagues, to advance African Parks’ philanthropic presence on the West Coast, with a focus on major and principal gifts from individual and foundation sources. The Senior Director must be a collaborative member of the broader African Parks team but also exercise high levels of entrepreneurism and self-direction in order to help grow West Coast philanthropy. The Senior Director will ideally be based in a new regional office (initially a home office) in Los Angeles or the San Francisco Bay Area. However, APFA is interested in identifying the best candidate and will selectively consider other West Coast locations for the Senior Director’s base of operations.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Passion for wildlife conservation, dedication to the mission and goals of African Parks, and interest in and knowledge of Africa (e.g., politics, developments, general trends).

- Bachelor’s degree; advanced academic degree preferred.

- Minimum of six years of frontline fundraising experience with individual and institutional gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship for six and seven-figure gifts or more. Experience working for a conservation-related NGO and/or in a hybrid centralized-decentralized fundraising model involving distinct units, managing a fundraising territory, and securing gifts from both defined and undefined constituencies is preferred. Experience with donor circles, endowment gifts, planned giving, and/or capital fundraising campaigns is a plus.

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

- Significant knowledge of the players, strategies, and trends in giving within key philanthropic communities throughout the U.S. West Coast, and a preference for significant, demonstrated fundraising success therein.

- Ability to analyze current or prospective donors’ wealth and giving data to develop efficient and effective strategies.

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

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

- Ability to work from a home/remote office.

The African Parks Foundation of America 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 26, 2019

LGBTQ Equality Program Officer

The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF)

About Us

The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF) is a progressive family foundation rooted in the US South. The foundation envisions healthy and sustainable communities where everyone can be their whole selves and live in balance with the earth.  LGF works to create a world in which everyone is supported, included, embraced, and protected, especially those who have been pushed to the margins of our human family. 

LGF’s mission is to honor our family’s evolving identity while proactively addressing broken systems that have created inequality and harmed our planet.  The foundation leverages its resources to transform systems, institutions and relationships for the benefit of people and the environment. LGF works towards its mission through grantmaking, funder organizing and impact investing, in support of three priorities:  LGBTQ equality, higher education in prison, and environmental justice. In the service of its commitment to the redistribution of wealth, LGF plans to spend out its assets over the next 17 years. LGF’s strategic goals for its tenure include progress on the priority issues it supports, growth of progressive philanthropy in the US South, and sustenance of a vibrant learning community. 

The foundation’s values guide how it carries out its philanthropic mission. The foundation is actively building its analysis of structural racism, and formalizing a racial equity lens in all of LGF’s work.  LGF values building authentic relationships, supporting impact and sustainability, and holding a power analysis with humility. LGF honors the expertise of the leaders and organizations we support, and therefore prioritizes multi-year grantee relationships and general operating support whenever possible. The Foundation’s organizational culture mirrors its values.  LGF is a learning organization with a relational and engaged staff and board culture.  

Laughing Gull Foundation was founded in 2012 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.  LGF is led by an engaged and committed board of directors, all of whom are members of the founding family. LGF granted approximately $3.8 million in 2018, and plans to achieve an annual grantmaking budget of $6 million across all three grantmaking programs by 2022.  

Opportunity

The Program Officer will manage the LGTBQ Equality Program, which currently consists of 32 grantees. The program supports advocacy, organizing, direct services and the work of changing hearts and minds. LGF prioritizes organizations that are intersectional and/or committed to building their racial equity analysis and practices.   Geographically, the LGBTQ Equality Program focuses specifically on Virginia and North Carolina, and also invests in work that supports the LGBTQ community across the South. 

The Program Officer will engage current grantees, identify new grantees, and support the learning and networking of LGBTQ communities and movements in the South.  They will also play a critical role in working with other funders, both in the South and nationally, to increase support for LGBTQ communities in the South. 

Currently a staff of four, LGF plans to grow to six staff members in the next two years. The Program Officer will be supervised by the Executive Director and will preferably work out of LGF’s office in Durham.

Responsibilities

Grantee Management and Engagement:

The Program Officer will build robust relationships with current and potential grantee partners, and promote trust-based engagement. Collaborating and learning with grantees, the Program Officer will review opportunities, challenges and advances as well as encourage mutual learning and strategic partnerships. Specifically, the Program Officer will manage and coordinate the LGBTQ grants portfolio, including: planning for long-term grants; identifying and working with prospective grantees to develop proposals for grant recommendations; undertaking periodic reviews of grantee progress; and conducting site visits. The Program Officer will keep the LGF staff and board up to date on critical information regarding current grantees.

Philanthropic Networking and Organizing:

Consistent with LGF’s strategy of growing progressive philanthropy in the South, the Program Officer will engage and build upon LGF’s network of philanthropic peers interested in LGBTQ issues in the South. The Program Officer will provide leadership wherever appropriate to support initiatives and networks that increase philanthropic support of LGBTQ communities in the South.

Thought Leadership:

The Program Officer will be LGF’s in-house expert on LGBTQ issues in the South and be expected to continually scan the field and keep abreast of the changing political climate related to LGBTQ issues and communities in the US, and specifically in the South.  The Program Officer will share key findings, updates and learnings both internally and externally, in alignment with LGF’s communications strategy.

Organizational Learning and Development:

The Program Officer will contribute to the thinking and work of the foundation overall and engage in team building and team effectiveness.  LGF strives to be a learning organization, and the Program Officer will engage learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of the foundation’s work.  The Program Officer will help contribute to and build a learning, inspiring, fun and thriving organizational culture with LGF. 

The Ideal Candidates

Requirements

  • At least three years of experience in the philanthropic sector and/or grantmaking  (volunteer or professional)

  • At least five years of successful employment within a social change oriented nonprofit at a programmatic or management level 

  • Lived experience with the communities and issues that LGF prioritizes in its programming

  • Lived experience with racially and otherwise diverse LGBTQ communities and an understanding of the needs and complexities of diverse LGBTQ communities and work in the South

  • Ability and willingness to travel 40-50% of the time, primarily in NC and VA, but also in other areas of the South and nationally for site visits and conferences

  • Availability for limited weekend work at relevant conferences and local board meetings 

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent relevant professional and lived experience 

  • Preferably works from LGF’s office in Durham

Commitment to Social Justice

  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a sophisticated understanding of the systemic, structural, and historical challenges that impact LGBTQ communities 

  • Experience applying a racial equity and social justice lens to addressing complex problems

  • Familiarity and experience working with social justice concepts and frameworks such as racial equity, gender analyses, economic justice, intersectionality, and implicit and structural bias 

  • Understanding of systems of oppression, and of the power dynamics inherent in the philanthropic and non-profit sectors, and commitment to addressing those 

Cultural Fit and Work Style

  • Ability to internalize the vision and values of LGF and to express and represent these values in carrying forward the Foundation’s mission

  • Experience and comfort working in a small organization where the board is actively involved and connected with the staff 

  • Ability to be a productive member of a community of people at work, respecting differences while working toward shared goals, being comfortable with periods of ambiguity, and constructively participating in organizational learning and development

  • Openness to discovery, feedback, and continuous learning

  • Qualities of humility, capacity for self-reflection, and a sense of humor

  • Ability to work well independently and in teams

  • Action-oriented and self-starter who can take initiative to enact the vision and priorities articulated by the board

Collaborative Relationship Builder

  • Excellent cross-cultural relationship-building skills; comfort moving between board rooms, professional conferences, grassroots events, and local organizations and communities

  • A track record of working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including those with lived experience, to align in pursuit of common goals 

  • Comfort taking the lead and possessing the maturity to create room for others

  • Ability to form positive, authentic relationships with potential and current grantees 

Excellent Communicator

  • Strong analytic skills, and the ability to synthesize and frame information to support dialogue on complex issues 

  • Exceptional communications skills: active listening, cogent and polished writing, constructive yet humble speaking, and comfort with public speaking and presentation to diverse audiences and in diverse contexts

Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt position.  A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and generous benefits package will be offered. A moving stipend will be offered as necessary.

Application

All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential.  Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs of LGF.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We anticipate interviews to commence in September. 

People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.  The Laughing Gull Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees.  LGF does not discriminate against any individual based upon their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, immigration status, national origin, marital/domestic partner status, former incarceration status, or disability.

LGF’s ability to achieve its mission is enhanced by a diverse team, an inclusive culture, and strategies that apply an equity lens. LGF seeks candidates who possess the knowledge, skills, and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of our team and share a commitment to equity.


Date Posted: July 26, 2019

Higher Education in Prison Program Officer

The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF)

About Us

The Laughing Gull Foundation (LGF) is a progressive family foundation rooted in the US South. The foundation envisions healthy and sustainable communities where everyone can be their whole selves and live in balance with the earth.  LGF works to create a world in which everyone is supported, included, embraced, and protected, especially those who have been pushed to the margins of our human family. 

LGF’s mission is to honor our family’s evolving identity while proactively addressing broken systems that have created inequality and harmed our planet.  The foundation leverages its resources to transform systems, institutions and relationships for the benefit of people and the environment. LGF works towards its mission through grantmaking, funder organizing and impact investing, in support of three priorities:  LGBTQ equality, higher education in prison, and environmental justice. In the service of its commitment to the redistribution of wealth, LGF plans to spend out its assets over the next 17 years. LGF’s strategic goals for its tenure include progress on the priority issues it supports, growth of progressive philanthropy in the US South, and sustenance of a vibrant learning community. 

The foundation’s values guide how it carries out its philanthropic mission. The foundation is actively building its analysis of structural racism, and formalizing a racial equity lens in all of LGF’s work.  LGF values building authentic relationships, supporting impact and sustainability, and holding a power analysis with humility. LGF honors the expertise of the leaders and organizations we support, and therefore prioritizes multi-year grantee relationships and general operating support whenever possible. The Foundation’s organizational culture mirrors its values.  LGF is a learning organization with a relational and engaged staff and board culture.  

Laughing Gull Foundation was founded in 2012 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.  LGF is led by an engaged and committed board of directors, all of whom are members of the founding family. LGF granted approximately $3.8 million in 2018, and plans to achieve an annual grantmaking budget of $6 million across all three grantmaking programs by 2022.  

Opportunity

The Program Officer will manage the Higher Education in Prison (HEP) program which currently consists of 26 grantees. The HEP program centers around the goal of increasing access to and improving the delivery of credit-bearing college courses in prison as well as supporting students in successfully transitioning from college in prison to continuing their education. LGF’s intention is to affirm the humanity, capacity, and potential of currently incarcerated people while playing a role in reversing the trend of mass incarceration. Geographically, the HEP program focuses across the South. 

The Program Officer will engage current grantees, identify new grantees, and support the learning and networking of higher education programs and connected stakeholders in the South.  They will also play a critical role in working with other funders, both in the South and nationally, to increase support for higher education in prison programs in the South. 

Currently a staff of four, LGF plans to grow to six staff members in the next two years. The Program Officer will be supervised by the Executive Director and will preferably work out of LGF’s office in Durham.

Responsibilities

Grantee Management and Engagement:

The Program Officer will build robust relationships with current and potential grantee partners, and promote trust-based engagement. Collaborating and learning with grantees, the Program Officer will review opportunities, challenges and advances as well as encourage mutual learning and strategic partnerships. Specifically, the Program Officer will manage and coordinate the Higher Education in Prison (HEP) grants portfolio, including: planning for long-term grants; identifying and working with prospective grantees to develop proposals for grant recommendations; undertaking periodic reviews of grantee progress; and conducting site visits. The Program Officer will keep the LGF staff and board up to date on critical information regarding current grantees.

Philanthropic Networking and Organizing:

Consistent with LGF’s strategy of growing progressive philanthropy in the South, the Program Officer will engage and build upon LGF’s network of philanthropic peers interested in higher education in prison issues in the South. The Program Officer will provide leadership wherever appropriate to support initiatives and networks that increase philanthropic support of higher education in prison in the South.

Thought Leadership:

The Program Officer will be LGF’s in-house expert on higher education in prison and be expected to continually scan the field and keep abreast of the changing political climate related to criminal justice reform and higher education in prison, specifically in the South. The Program Officer will share key findings, updates and learnings both internally and externally, in alignment with LGF’s communications strategy.

Organizational Learning and Development:

The Program Officer will contribute to the thinking and work of the foundation overall and engage in team building and team effectiveness.  LGF strives to be a learning organization, and the Program Officer will in engage learning and evaluation activities to guide the evolution of the foundation’s work.  The Program Officer will help contribute to and build a learning, inspiring, fun and thriving organizational culture with LGF. 

The Ideal Candidates

Requirements

  • At least three years of experience in the philanthropic sector and/or grantmaking  (volunteer or professional)

  • At least five years of successful employment within a social change oriented nonprofit and/or a higher education in prison program at a programmatic or management level 

  • Lived experience with the communities and issues that LGF prioritizes in its programming 

  • Lived experience with those who have been impacted by the criminal justice system and ideally an understanding of the needs and complexities of students who are incarcerated in the South 

  • Ability and willingness to travel 40-50% of the time, primarily in the Southeast, and also nationally for site visits and conferences

  • Availability for limited weekend work at relevant conferences and local board meetings 

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree

  • Preferably works from LGF’s office in Durham

Commitment to Social Justice

  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and a sophisticated understanding of the systemic, structural, and historical challenges that impact those who have been or are involved in the criminal justice system 

  • Experience applying a racial equity and social justice lens to addressing complex problems

  • Familiarity and experience working with social justice concepts and frameworks such as racial equity, gender analyses, economic justice, intersectionality, and implicit and structural bias 

  • Understanding of systems of oppression, and of the power dynamics inherent in the philanthropic and non-profit sectors, and commitment to addressing those 

Cultural Fit and Work Style

  • Ability to internalize the vision and values of LGF and to express and represent these values in carrying forward the Foundation’s mission

  • Experience and comfort working in a small organization where the board is actively involved and connected with the staff 

  • Ability to be a productive member of a community of people at work, respecting differences while working toward shared goals, being comfortable with periods of ambiguity, and constructively participating in organizational learning and development

  • Openness to discovery, feedback, and continuous learning

  • Qualities of humility, capacity for self-reflection, and a sense of humor

  • Ability to work well independently and in teams

  • Action-oriented and self-starter who can take initiative to enact the vision and priorities articulated by the board

Collaborative Relationship Builder

  • Excellent cross-cultural relationship-building skills; comfort moving between higher education institutions, departments of corrections, local organizations and communities, board rooms, professional conferences, and grassroots events 

  • A track record of working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders, including those with lived experience, to align in pursuit of common goals 

  • Comfort taking the lead and possessing the maturity to create room for others

  • Ability to form positive, authentic relationships with potential and current grantees 

Excellent Communicator

  • Strong analytic skills, and the ability to synthesize and frame information to support dialogue on complex issues 

  • Exceptional communications skills: active listening, cogent and polished writing, constructive yet humble speaking, and comfort with public speaking and presentation to diverse audiences and in diverse contexts

Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt position.  A competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and generous benefits package will be offered. A moving stipend will be offered as necessary.

Application

All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential.  Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs of LGF.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We anticipate interviews to commence in September. 

People of color, women, and people who have been impacted by the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply.  The Laughing Gull Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. LGF does not discriminate against any individual based upon their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity or expression, immigration status, national origin, marital/domestic partner status, former incarceration status, or disability. 

LGF’s ability to achieve its mission is enhanced by a diverse team, an inclusive culture, and strategies that apply an equity lens. LGF seeks candidates who possess the knowledge, skills, and lived experience that contribute to the diversity of our team and share a commitment to equity.


Date Posted: July 25, 2019

Director, Planned Giving /

UW Advancement Development Programs

Position Purpose 

The Director will work with the Senior Director for Planned Giving, academic leaders, volunteers and advancement staff to identify, cultivate, and secure top-level planned gift prospects for gifts in support of the University of Washington (specifically all deferred gifts as well as gifts of complex assets).  The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for highest priority donors and prospective donors, in support of University, school, college, and/or department goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Frontline Fundraising

Cultivate and steward relationships with established deferred gift donors.  Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects for new deferred and complex major outright gifts.  Such gifts include all forms of life-income gifts, outright and remainder interests in real property, charitable lead trusts, bargain sale gifts and all forms of revocable deferred gift commitments such as bequests and beneficiary designations on retirement plans and life insurance policies. 

Prepare timely and complete gift proposals and illustrations, transfer documents, bequest language and other relevant gift agreements.  Work with prospects and their professional advisors, as well as with other Advancement staff, academic leaders and volunteers to develop appropriate solicitation and gift strategies.

Program Development and Management

In consultation with the Senior Director for Planned Giving, set annual performance goals and report at least quarterly to the AVP regarding progress toward goals, challenges, successes, etc.  Participate conscientiously in the Prospect Tracking System and otherwise comply with the policies and procedures applicable to the University’s Advancement staff. 

In consultation with the Senior Director for Planned Giving and/or designated supervisors-of-record, exercise appropriate supervision of support staff in the Office for Planned Giving.

Assist with training and mentoring central and unit-based Advancement staff in planned giving techniques and strategies. 

Attend and assist at staff meetings of the Estate and Gift Planning Council, a high-profile volunteer board consisting of attorneys, accountants, financial planners, trust officers, insurance professionals, and other professional advisors. 

Coordinate the acceptance of planned gifts in accordance with adopted policies and procedures, working with other Advancement staff, the Treasury Office, the Real Estate Office and other University departments. Ensure that gifts are properly reported, receipted and acknowledged.  Assist in drafting and maintaining appropriate policies and guidelines pertaining to gift analysis and acceptance.  Assist in production of necessary and appropriate planned gift reports.  

As appropriate, after consultation with the Senior Director for Planned Giving, seek the counsel and approval of the Office of the Attorney General and/or Special Assistant Attorney General(s) regarding legal matters related to planned gifts.

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

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.

Requirements

Bachelor's degree and seven – ten years of experience in planned or major gifts or related field.  Equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for degree.

General knowledge of outright and deferred charitable gift options and of investments and financial planning.  

General knowledge of laws related to charitable trusts, gifts annuities, real estate gifts and income, gift and estate taxes.

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

Desired Qualifications

A law degree, accounting degree, or certification as a financial planner are highly desired.

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

Cubicle/Open workspace environment which may result in additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions.

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

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

Frequent local travel expected.


Date Posted: July 25, 2019

Washington University in St. Louis 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The university’s operating budget for fiscal year 2018 topped $3 billion. As of June 30, 2018, the market value of the endowment was $7.6 billion. 

Alumni & Development Programs

Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) is the division committed to supporting and advancing the impact of the university on individuals and communities around the world.  A record $3.378 billion in gifts and commitments were raised in Washington University’s Leading Together campaign that concluded in June 2018.

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

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

Open Positions:

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

Medical Development 

Leadership Annual Giving

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Individual Schools Alumni & Development

Technology, Data Management, and Reporting

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

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

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


Date Posted: July 25, 2019

Associate Director for Development – Michael G. Foster

School of Business / UW Advancement 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. 

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of this contributes to the UW being recognized nationally as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.  

The University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director for Development - Michael G. Foster School of Business.  

With more than 3,000 students across 14 degree programs, 60,000 alumni contributing to companies’ and economies’ successes around the world, and based in one of America’s fastest growing and most vibrant cities, UW Foster provides an amazing opportunity for fundraising success. Joining 30 professionals working across alumni engagement, development and marketing & communications, you will be part of a dynamic team adding momentum to a business school already on the move:

·         Private support will enable UW Foster to soon construct its third new building since 2010.

·         Our full-time MBA program has held the #1 position for job placement among ranked schools for three consecutive years, and no program has advanced more since 2001 across the major media rankings.

·         Foster held the Financial Times’ #3 position world-wide for research productivity last year.

·         First-year Dean Frank Hodge brings both new energy exceptional experience. Having joined the UW faculty in 2000, Frank knows what it will take to realize our school’s potential.

The colleague we seek will hold front-line fundraising responsibilities as an active member of a philanthropy team generating more than $20 million annually. This may include some domestic travel. Reporting to Foster’s Senior Director of Individual Giving, the associate director will establish and pursue personal goals, objectives and strategies for high-touch, results-focused major gift fundraising for 125 individuals capable of $100,000+ gifts through activities including the following: 

·  Identify major/planned gift prospects and develop compelling engagement strategies as the foundation of effective portfolio management that continually produces significant individual gifts. This includes development and implementation of customized action plans based on listening to and clarifying prospects' motivations and desires for tangible change (or improvement) at the UW.  

·  Participate proactively in quarterly self-assessment of progress toward stated goals, strategizing for increasing outreach and bottom-line success, and documenting best practices that can be shared throughout Foster and UW Advancement. 

·  Maintain an annual “Top 25” pool of prospective major gift donors who will be solicited in the next 12-month period, completing a minimum of 12 major gift solicitations each year. 

·  Make and document approximately 100-125 strategic cultivation, solicitation or stewardship visits each year with identified core prospects. 

·  Prepare written proposals, gift agreements, and other materials needed to define, secure and document major gifts. 

·  Partner with department chairs, faculty and key program staff to articulate and demonstrate funding priorities effectively in an effort to move prospective benefactors to investment and a sense of ownership in the difference education at the UW makes. 

·  Record and track donor "moves" and significant activity using the University’s prospect management system. 

·  Develop meaningful recognition for each committed major gift that strengthens relationships and brings desired visibility to individual donors to complement overarching stewardship opportunities such as the Foster School’s Stakeholders Circle, the Suzzallo Society (for planned gifts), and major donor-level distinctions including UW Benefactor and Laureate Statuses. 

·  Identify, recruit, train, and staff fundraising volunteers and committees as assigned. 

·  Participate in the development of (i) policies and procedure relating to the major gifts program, (ii) marketing materials for the major gift effort, and (iii) major gift cultivation and stewardship activities and events. 

Activities in Support of prospect identification and engagement 
·  Provide strategic input to the administrators designing and implementing advancement programs needed to build long-term relationships and attract major gifts. 

·  Collaborate with advancement staff inside Foster and across the UW in preparing cultivation and solicitation strategies for assigned prospects, and stewardship for donors within the position's portfolio. 

·  Attend meetings, events and classes as needed while staying current on UW and Foster School online and print-materials to convey "inside" knowledge, understanding and perspective that help our supporters make the best philanthropic choices for their leadership gifts.  Further, leverage professional development opportunities as available through the University and outside reading/resources to stay current on industry trends, giving vehicles, estate and tax law changes, and other related information that can impact success in securing major gifts. 

·  Complete other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS 
Bachelor's degree and five years of progressively sophisticated frontline fundraising, with an emphasis on long-term philanthropic relationships and orchestration of gift solicitations that are at a significant financial level for the organization or equivalent education or experience. 

Full-time professional office experience utilizing strong interpersonal and customer service skills. This includes poise, collegiality and the abilities to both protect confidential information and express oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions internally and externally. 

Demonstrated ability to: 
·  Communicate effectively in individual conversations and group meetings, all forms of written correspondence, occasional presentations and extensive phone outreach. 

·  Create, maintain and realize S.M.A.R.T. goals and quantify outcomes as a results-oriented professional. 

·  Establish, cultivate and steward strong professional relationships with stakeholders to build lifelong partnerships and trust while aligning their passions with the mission, priorities and goals of the University. 

·  Exercise sound ethics and judgment based on available information and analysis in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline driven environment. 

·  Initiate outreach and activities independently as an entrepreneurial self-starter who also is capable of collaborating with equally ambitious colleagues and understanding the "big picture" at both the school-wide and university-wide levels.  

·  Solve complex, unstructured problems and resolve differences through timely, open communication and tangible follow-through. 

·  Think and act creatively while maintaining order and attention to detail to deliver exceptional results. 

·  Share our values for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. 

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS 
·  A business degree is preferred; an MBA also is desirable. 

·  Demonstrated belief in the importance of philanthropy and volunteerism: candidates will be asked to explain their own philosophies in these areas and how serving as both a donor-centric representative of UW Foster and a results-oriented gift consultant for some of our most capable prospects fits with their personal interests and career ambitions. 

·  Fundraising experience in a higher education setting, with strong preference for business schools and comprehensive Tier I research institutions similar to and including the University of Washington. 


Date Posted: July 25, 2019

Director for Annual giving

annual philanthropy / development programs /

uw advancement

Position Purpose 

Annual Philanthropy is seeking a Director for Annual Giving for the University of Washington. This position is responsible for leading the university's annual giving fundraising efforts and seeks to promote a culture of philanthropy throughout the university community, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends.

Reporting to the Senior Director for Annual Philanthropy, the Director for Annual Giving is responsible for leading annual giving efforts across direct mail, digital, and phonathon channels to reach annual giving goals on behalf of the entire university. This position provides direction in designing, implementing, and evaluating annual giving initiatives whose purpose is to build a long-term base of support for the University. This critical work includes multi-channel direct marketing activities to acquire, re-activate, retain, and upgrade annual donors with an emphasis on growing our base of support, boosting retention rates, and contributing to pipeline development.

The Director is responsible for analyzing results of data trends to drive strategic planning of annual giving fundraising efforts. This is a leadership role that will be active and collaborative across central and unit-based teams in University Advancement, deploying resources in smart, innovative ways that maximize results and grow University of Washington’s base of annual support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership and Team management

Provide leadership and manage the Annual Philanthropy team.  Also, provide leadership to the Development Services Advancement team in collaboration with the Senior Director of Annual Philanthropy.

Manage the day-to-day operations of the Annual Philanthropy 

Create and manage the budget of the Annual Philanthropy team with discretionary authority

Manage a team of professional annual giving specialists

Responsible for management, staff development and career enrichment for the Annual Philanthropy team

Strategy Development

Develops key strategies for varying annual donor segments to retain long-term donors and acquire new donors

Develops and implements UW's annual giving multi-channel integration plan with an emphasis on innovative approaches to leveraging our digital channels and deploys staff and operating budget resources to execute a best-in-class program and achieve fundraising goals.

Partners with colleagues in University Marketing & Communications to direct a high volume of activities across direct marketing and digital channels efficiently and with measurable outcomes

Program Development and Management

Manage the University’s annual Husky Giving Day in close partnership with UMAC and other key partners.

Manages a direct annual giving marketing budget to maximize efficiencies and ensure that projects are on-time and on-budget.

Partners closely with Information Management colleagues to extract data; prepares, analyzes, and manipulates data for highly segmented annual giving campaign; maintains data integrity and identification of solicitable alumni counts; collaborates to develop annual giving statistics and reports.

Relationship Management

Liaises closely with campus and unit colleagues to drive annual giving strategy, set goals, and determine messaging and fundraising strategies.

Manage relationship with current phonathon management, providing strategy and ensuring key goals are being met with vendor. 

Collaborates closely with critical partners, including staff in Marketing Communications, Donor Relations, Alumni & Stakeholder Engagement and unit based fundraising teams to build buy-in and maximize annual giving outcomes for undergraduate and graduate alumni, parents, faculty & staff and friends of the university.

Partners closely with colleagues in Annual Philanthropy’s Advancement Analytics team to develop innovative, data-driven approaches to segmentation, testing and use of description and predictive models to enhance direct marketing efforts across channels.

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.

Management

People Builder:  Committed to developing others to become leaders.

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

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

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

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

Bachelor's degree in related field and 6-7 years of experience in related field. Equivalent combination of comparable knowledge and skills may substitute for education and/or experience. 

Experience leading staff, teams or projects.

Experience managing and developing staff and/or teams.

The ideal candidate is a tested annual giving professional with experience managing complex annual giving campaigns to drive results and meet expectations of a large institution.

Competent and proactive working in a data-rich environment where decisions are based on analysis, testing, and a commitment to iterative process improvement. 

Proven ability to simultaneously manage multiple large-scale projects, plan ahead, and unify efforts across multiple teams is desired.

Have outstanding written and oral communication skills; attention to detail; demonstrate high initiative and flexibility, and ability to work with different types of people and functional areas.

Experience interpreting data and communicating results is also desired. Candidates who are eager to play a leadership role in expanding UW donor base and building a best-in-class annual giving operation.

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

Desired Qualifications

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

Cubicle/Open workspace environment which may result in additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions.

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

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

Frequent local travel expected.


Date Posted: July 25, 2019

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

https://www.utsa.edu/

Just as a new era in higher education is dawning at The University of Texas at San Antonio, so too is a new era of philanthropic leadership and support. UTSA is on the move in every way and is the university of the future. Situated in the U.S.’s seventh largest and fastest growing city, UTSA is uniquely positioned to serve society due to its deep integration in a region that reflects the demographic future of the United States. UTSA has all the ingredients to realize its full potential as a great, public research university within the next decade. 

Philanthropic support is key to the realization of UTSA’s goals. With a bold vision, President Taylor Eighmy has brought an accelerated pace of change and authentic leadership style to his direction of the now 50 year old university. UTSA has achieved record fundraising results for each of the last five years and is poised for greater and greater levels of philanthropic partnership and investment; potential among alumni and friends is high, and the University is greatly valued by the City of San Antonio and its proud residents, many of whom are donors to UTSA.

This is an ideal opportunity for the advancement professional who thrives in a high energy, high impact environment to bring a strong record of fundraising, management and leadership success to the role. S/He will be a member of President Eighmy’s exceptional senior leadership team and will lead a development and alumni relations division of 75 with seven direct reports. UTSA is currently in the planning phase of a 10-year, $500 million campaign and completed a feasibility study supporting this goal in spring 2019.

Utilizing an integrated, comprehensive, and results oriented approach, the next VP will bring campaign expertise, a visionary style of leadership, and a passion for raising money in support of public higher education.

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant at 

http://bit.ly/UTSAVPDAR


Date Posted: July 25, 2019

Associate Director

Sponsored Programs

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

The Associate Director, Sponsored Programs works closely with the Sponsored Programs team and members of the Swarthmore community to contribute to the design and administration of a comprehensive program for obtaining, managing and stewarding external grant support for faculty research. The Associate Director will support our faculty in all of these areas, working collaboratively to identify funding needs, prepare successful grant applications and manage active grants effectively and efficiently. The Associate Director supports the strategic vision of the College to increase support for Faculty Research & Development by improving grant writing and grants management skills across the college community through targeted, collaborative efforts to strengthen our grant seeking culture. THIS IS A TERM-LIMITED POSITION FUNDED THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022. This position is Pay Grade Exempt-07.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Supports individual faculty members in the production and submission of grant applications

  • As appropriate, assists with the development and writing of institutional portions of proposals, reports, supplementary documents

  • Coordinates and tracks the proposal routing process to obtain all required institutional signatures prior to submission.

  • Develops and maintains up-to-date knowledge and expertise in sponsors' regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Provides updates and/or training and serves as resource in the implementation of procedural changes to conform to policy as required

  • Maintains proposal data in department database and tracks sponsored research grants

  • Provides technical assistance and implements training activities for faculty in support of grant seeking and grant management in alignment with the College's best practices for faculty development.

  • Keeps abreast of sponsored research trends

  • Designs and disseminates information about grant seeking and funding opportunities

  • Helps manage the Sponsored Programs website to provide faculty with timely access to information about external funding opportunities, policies, and procedures.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Other related duties as assigned

  • Attends and assists other College Advancement staff at College events as needed

  • Takes advantage of opportunities for professional development at least twice annually

Required Qualifications:

  • Education required: Bachelor's degree

  • Experience required: 5-7 years of experience working in support of grants

  • Familiarity with all aspects of grant proposal preparation and submission to federal agencies and private organizations

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and translate granting agency regulations and requirements into operational policies and procedures.

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Desire to learn and connect with others

  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with excellent editorial and proofreading abilities in written work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree

  • Certification or degree in research administration

  • Experience working in a college or university setting, especially in a comprehensive fund-raising campaign environment

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/

http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/494057/assoc-dir-sponsored-programs

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/9vt3bgkt9dq96fqd
PI112255551


Date Posted: July 25, 2019

Development Associate

The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA)

Who We Are:

Founded in 1964, The Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA) combats poverty, discrimination, and antisemitism in partnership with diverse communities. JCUA and its members are powerful advocates for social justice in Chicago. JCUA carries out its work through three core programs: Issue-based Campaigns, Community Investment, and Youth Leadership and Engagement.

Position Overview:

JCUA seeks a motivated, organized and detail-oriented professional to serve as its Development Associate.

The Development Associate is a dynamic and essential member of the development team. They will play a lead role in managing logistics for the annual gala and other donor stewardship/cultivation activities; support the Director of Development with major gift prospecting and moves management; maintain control of the donor database (Raiser’s Edge), donor acknowledgements and other communications; and will play a support role in corporate and foundation grant management.

The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the Director of Communications.

JCUA encourages applicants from all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations and genders.

Salary: $42,000 - $50,000. Commensurate with experience.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary expectations to laura@givingtreeassociates.com.

Required Qualifications, Characteristics and Skill Sets:

  • BA or MA degree and a minimum 2-4 years’ work experience in a fundraising or fundraising support role.

  • A passion for the mission of JCUA and a personal interest in social justice issues.

  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge or another CRM system, and MS Office suite.

  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to analyze data and provide data-driven insights and recommendations.

  • Research skills, including a natural curiosity and a strong results-oriented focus.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong understanding knowledge of the Jewish community.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the development team in the planning and execution of the annual event including supporting logistics, volunteer management, vendor relations, marketing, etc.

  • Support the Executive Director and Director of Development in major gift fundraising and annual campaign by building a robust discovery pipeline, pulling regular reports and conducting research on prospects.

  • Maintain and improve the organization’s moves management systems. Ensure all donor interactions are recorded, tracked and have appropriate follow up.

  • Manage the donor database and ensure its accuracy and integrity. Oversee and execute data entry procedures and maintain consistent standards for donor data.

  • Ensure accurate gift entry, appropriate acknowledgement of all donations, and approval of all matching gift requests. Regularly review and revise gift acceptance policies and gift entry and acknowledgement procedures.

  • Develop and segment prospect and mailing lists for campaigns and events.

  • Provide data-driven recommendations regarding solicitation strategies and segmentation.

  • In collaboration with the finance team, support monthly financial reconciliation.

  • Manage corporate and foundation grants calendar and work with program staff to get up to date information on programs to be included in proposals.

  • Assist with drafting and editing donor proposals, acknowledgements, thank you notes, foundation grants and other donor communications.


Date Posted: July 24, 2019

Assistant Director, Digital Fundraising

The Innocence Project

PNP Staffing Group is honored to partner with one of the nation’s leading criminal justice reform organizations in their search for an Assistant Director, Digital Fundraising.

Job summary

Working with a cross-departmental team including the Development, Communications, Policy departments, and outside consultants, this position is charged with engaging and expanding the organization’s digital donor base.

The Assistant Director, Digital Fundraising will develop a comprehensive plan for increasing online giving and donor participation in online activities. In addition, they will have a leadership role in the production and execution of digital campaigns to increase donor and prospect engagement in online giving and the conversion of website visitors and social media followers to donors. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Development.  

Essential job functions

  • Collaborate with a cross-departmental team to develop, plan and execute a consistent and concerted online mobilization, outreach and fundraising program to create and implement comprehensive strategies to enhance constituent engagement and grow digital audiences and revenue through online campaigns.

  • Develop digital donor cultivation, renewal, and solicitation programs and schedules.

  • Create and execute donor conversion, retention and upgrade strategies.

  • Develop email strategies, creative direction and lead implementation of email campaigns to drive fundraising.

  • Set monthly and annual goals and develop a framework for tracking, evaluating, and optimizing campaign performance and engagement metrics; analyze and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans.

  • Create and manage online campaigns, online advertising and online/offline grassroots strategies to build email lists for fundraising and advocacy purposes.

  • Oversee the creation and deployment of fundraising and cultivation emails to upgrade donors, convert 1x donors into sustainers and convert prospects into donors

  • Identify strategic use of donor segments and suppression lists to retain and upgrade donors.

  • Oversee creative production and distribution of regular outbound fundraising and cultivation emails and programs.

  • Implement and monitor test plans, metrics and analysis of online fundraising and constituent mobilization campaigns.

  • Oversee monthly report on key digital giving metrics, in collaboration with Communications colleagues.

  • In conjunction with Communications and Policy departments, collaborate in development of timetable for campaigns and messages.

  • Select and manage vendors as needed for online fundraising, marketing and outreach efforts.

  • In conjunction with the Special Event Manager, manage the digital fundraising components of a few special events.

  • Write/edit key copy for digital fundraising campaigns.

  • Research and implement new technologies and techniques as needed.

Qualifications & Experience 

  • A minimum of five years of experience with digital fundraising and cross-channel marketing in non-profit settings is required.

  • A passion for criminal justice reform and telling dignified stories of the wrongly convicted.

  • Experience using online tools, processes and techniques for donor development, engagement, recruitment, retention, conversions and list building is required.

  • Experience mobilizing and engaging online communities in a wide range of multi-channel activities, online and off.

  • Highly energetic and creative thinker and team player.

  • Excellent written communication skills and ability to message quickly and effectively, particularly for an online audience.

  • Experience with developing and performing A|B and multivariate email and website tests, analyzing results and implementing learnings from tests.

  • Experience with complex data sets and knowledge of CRM technology, especially Salesforce.

  • High level of competence in use and knowledge of CRM-driven advocacy and fundraising tools.

Key competencies (skills, abilities and traits) 

  • Strong creative, strategic and analytical skills.

  • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment required.

  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to negotiate services and pricing with vendors.

  • Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage resources effectively.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Detail oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office, values all individuals and respects differences regarding to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.

Salary:  $85,000-$95,000, with excellent benefits.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Wade Savitt, Executive Recruiter with PNP Staffing Group.  wsavitt@pnpstaffinggroup.com


Date Posted: July 24, 2019

Director of Development 

Voices Together 

Applications will be accepted until August 19, 2019 or until position is filled. 

Voices Together, an innovative and leading nonprofit provider of specialized music therapy services to children, teens, and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities, seeks a Director of Development to lead its fundraising efforts during a time of tremendous growth and opportunity. The successful candidate will be a goal-oriented fundraiser with demonstrated experience managing first-class fundraising programs with diversified strategies including prospect pipeline development, annual appeals, personal cultivation of major gifts, grant writing, and stewardship. The Director of Development will be a confident, self-starter who can work effectively with staff and volunteer leadership to increase the base of support so that more people can benefit from Voices Together’s evidence-based, proven model for improving the lives of the individuals and families its serves. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Leadership and Planning 

  • Provide innovative, visionary, and strategic leadership for all development activities.

  • In collaboration with the CEO, be an effective partner with the Board of Directors in setting development goals and keep the Board informed with regular reports on progress and challenges in meeting goals; equip the Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, and other fundraising volunteers with resources that will help them be effective ambassadors and fundraisers for Voices Together.

  • Create a multi-year written plan for growing and diversifying revenue sources across individuals, businesses, foundations, government entities, and others, as appropriate, which will be shared with the CEO and the Board.

  • Develop a written annual comprehensive plan with clearly defined goals, strategies, timelines, and assignment of responsibilities for raising budgeted revenue goals and making timely progress toward the multi-year fundraising plan.

  • Manage and monitor an annual development program budget and track progress through monthly and annual reports.

  • Build strong and effective relationships with other members of the Voices Together team to find ways to use their connections and expertise in fundraising efforts and to deepen your understanding and appreciation for the organization’s work.

  • Envision and plan for an expanded development office that will support the future growth of the organization.

  • Hire, supervise, and set clear goals and expectations for contractors (and possible future staff).

  • Develop and monitor the execution of policies and procedures for the development program that reflect best practices.

  • Be a passionate, visible, and informed advocate for Voices Together and serve as one of its key spokespersons, actively seeking opportunities to engage with the broader community and to participate in events that position Voices Together for greater visibility and increased fundraising.

  • Develop a thorough knowledge of the history, programs, and major milestones of the organization and the key leadership, volunteers, and donors who have contributed to its success.

Fundraising and Stewardship 

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit gifts from a diverse group of individuals, businesses, and foundations, with an emphasis on significantly increasing support from individuals.

  • Develop effective strategies for inspiring new donors and retaining existing donors, and track progress on these strategies through a moves management system.

  • Identify and manage a portfolio of top donors and major donor prospects and support the CEO with her portfolio of top donors and prospects, as needed.

  • Train, mentor, and support Board members in their donor and prospect engagement activities. Seek ways to maximize their personal giving and participation in fundraising.

  • Research potential grants from foundations and government entities and coordinate with the CEO to determine which ones to pursue; cultivate and steward key leaders from grant-making entities; and oversee the development and submission of grant proposals and reports.

  • Oversee the development of fundraising appeals and communications, ensuring that all communications and materials have a unified, consistent message and look and that fundraising messages are included in materials used throughout the organization.

  • Ensure donors at all gift levels are appropriately acknowledged and stewarded for their support.

Donor Data Management and Gift Processing 

  • Maintain up-to-date policies and procedures related to donor database management. Voices Together uses Bloomerang for its donor database.

  • Work with the Finance Manager and auditor to maintain policies and procedures related to gift processing, acceptance, and acknowledgement.

  • Oversee the maintenance of accurate and timely records of gifts, pledges, and payments on pledges in the donor database, in addition to maintaining records of cultivation conversations with prospects and donors.

Required Qualifications and Skills 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Seven or more years of professional experience working in nonprofit organizations, with a proven track record of fundraising success as well as creating or improving fundraising programs. Experience fundraising with similar organizations is a plus.

  • Fearless and astute fundraiser with a full range of fundraising experience in the areas of raising major gifts ($10,000 or more), annual appeals, grants, and special events.

  • Organized, with exceptional planning skills; goal-, result-, and detail-oriented, with the ability to set and meet deadlines; able to construct, articulate, implement, and evaluate written plans.

  • Proven track record achieving ambitious revenue targets in a highly competitive environment.

  • Confident, self-starter; can manage competing demands and work independently without close oversight.

  • Demonstrates integrity, treats colleagues and donors with respect, puts the fundraising needs of the organization above personal ambitions, can be trusted, and maintains confidentiality.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Ability to engage, influence, and build trust with a wide range of donors, Board members, colleagues, and other key stakeholders.

  • Energetic and skilled networker who enjoys community engagement, attending events, and participating in activities to position the organization for success.

  • Commitment to diversity and a history of working effectively with all people irrespective of their economic status, ethnicity, gender, educational level, sexual orientation, or disabilities.

  • Ability to analyze data for developing prospect strategies and reporting on progress toward goals.

  • Direct experience entering data and extracting reports from donor databases.

  • Flexible and adaptable work style with the ability to work nights and weekends.

  • High energy and passion for the mission of Voices Together; empathy for the people Voices Together serves; and respect for the professionals providing these services.

Compensation 

Salary and benefits for the position are competitive within the nonprofit field and based on experience. 

To Apply 

Submit one document that includes your cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume, and send via email to: 

Yasmine White, MT-BC 

CEO, Voices Together 

VTSearch@mossandross.com 

Applications will be accepted until August 19, 2019, or until the position is filled. Voices Together is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Writing samples and five references will be required from finalists. Background checks will be conducted before a final offer is made. 

The consulting firm of moss+ross (www.mossandross.com) has been retained to assist with this search. 


Date Posted: July 24, 2019


Director of Prospect Research and Management

Mount Holyoke College 

South Hadley, MA

About Mount Holyoke College 

Established in 1837, Mount Holyoke College is the world’s longest-standing institution of higher education for women and is renowned for educating leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights. Also offering several coeducational graduate programs, Mount Holyoke is a highly selective, diverse, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college.

Today, the college offers 50 departmental and interdepartmental majors, including the option to design a special major. Undergraduates receive a bachelor of arts, and the College offers graduate education and credentials through PaGE (Professional and Graduate Education).

The College is highly selective. It enrolls 2,200 students from 47 states and 57 countries. Twenty-eight percent of Mount Holyoke’s students are international citizens, and 27 percent of domestic students identify as African American, Asian American, Latina, Native American, or multiracial. Over half of incoming first-year students were in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

The College is committed to educating a diverse community of women at the highest level of academic excellence and to fostering the alliance of liberal arts education with purposeful engagement in the world.  Mount Holyoke College is a member of the Five College consortium, along with Amherst, Hampshire and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

The College is seeking a Director of Prospect Research and Management to join the Advancement team. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development, the Director of Prospect Research and Management will lead prospect development efforts to support the Advancement team’s activities by providing strategic insights, enhancing a prospect management system as well as identifying, researching, and analyzing potential individual sources of financial support. 

The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of experience, including at least two years of experience in a supervisory role, and a proven ability to work strategically and effectively in higher education.

Position Summary: 

The Director of Prospect Research and Management will supervise a team of researchers who are responsible for providing the groundwork for the Advancement team’s activities by identifying and researching prospects, conducting portfolio reviews with frontline staff, and analyzing potential individual sources of financial support.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee all prospect research and portfolio management activities undertaken for the benefit of Mount Holyoke College (MHC).

  • Supervise two direct reports: a Senior Researcher and a Research Analyst & Coordinator, and ensure the services they provide to frontline staff are timely, accurate, and helpful.

  • Provide campaign planning and strategic prospecting support to the Vice President and Associate Vice President for Development, with emphasis on evaluating the viability of campaign goals with MHC’s prospect base, and developing new prospect strategies if necessary.

  • Maintain ongoing communication with Advancement staff, particularly a specific team of assigned Leadership Gift officers, to meet their research and portfolio needs.

  • Conduct proactive & reactive prospect research using a variety of methods and sources. Devise new ways to secure information of critical importance to the effective solicitation of significant constituents of MHC.  Record all information in Colleague Advancement (CA.)

  • Analyze and strategize prospective donors’ gift potential, readiness to give, special interests, and connections to MHC. Recommend strategies for contacting and engaging prospective donors.

  • Write confidential research documents on individual prospects and provide prospect reports for MHC Advancement staff and MHC leadership. 

  • Offer appropriate research support to the Mount Holyoke Fund (MHF) unit, and share information on prospects deemed optimal for MHF engagement.

  • Foster a culture of strategic partnership and donor-centric service with Leadership Gift officers, and promote efforts to collaborate with all Advancement units.

Qualifications:

This position requires a professional who has demonstrated success in this field, preferably with ten or more years of experience, at least two of which have been in a managerial role.  The qualified candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree, strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, positive leadership, creativity, the desire to lead a strong team, and the ability to establish priorities with a high degree of independence. The candidate will also have the proven ability to effectively interact with a broad range of constituents (staff, volunteers, administrators) and to train and motivate staff. Experience working with a relational database is a necessity, preferably Colleague Advancement, as well as the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Excel.  Familiarity with statistical analysis software is preferred. 

To find out more and apply visit:  Mount Holyoke College Employment Opportunities

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/hr/employment


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.

Confidential inquiries, nominations and applications are invited.  Candidates should provide a resume and letter of interest that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile. These materials should be sent electronically to the university’s consultants:  Jill Lasman, Executive Vice President at jlasman@LindauerGlobal.com or Donna Russell, Consultant at drussell@LindauerGlobal.com

FOR FULLEST CONSIDERATION PLEASE APPLY BY AUGUST 9, 2019.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 9, 2019 and submitted at: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=115896.  

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


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

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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.

APPLY ONLINE http://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/495608/associate-director-event-management 


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.