Date Posted: July 18, 2018

Director of Advancement

Dana Hall School

Wellesley, MA

www.danahall.org

Since its founding in 1881, Dana Hall has been a school that pushes boundaries and blazes trails to expand the education of women, all in the pursuit of excellence. Every day at Dana Hall, one of the premier girls' college preparatory schools in the country, presents opportunities for girls to learn, lead and succeed.

Dana Hall School is committed to fostering excellence in academics, the arts and athletics within a vibrant, caring community. With emphasis on integrity, leadership, diversity and service as well as on respect for self and others, Dana Hall provides its students with a unique opportunity to prepare themselves for the challenges and choices they will face as women and citizens of the world.

The next Director of Advancement will similarly blaze trails and pursue excellence. Through close partnership with dedicated trustees, Head of School Katherine Bradley, a team of senior colleagues and members of the office of Advancement, the next Director will prepare Dana Hall for a historic and comprehensive fundraising campaign. The School has tremendous ambitions and is eager to partner with alumnae and parent donors in the realization of their aspirations.

The scope of the goals, which will be outlined in the School's forthcoming and multi-year strategic plan, make this position particularly significant. Alumnae, parents and community members provide loyal support of the Dana Fund, and the next Director will build a robust and thriving major and planned giving program from a strong foundation of philanthropic support. Trustees, senior administrators and faculty are willing partners in this work, many with decades of experience working in support of Dana Hall and existing strong relationships with the School's alumnae and parents.

At this moment in the School's history, the community is seeking a highly knowledgeable and experienced fundraiser and manager with a demonstrated passion for independent education; a commitment to all-girls education is highly preferable. The director will be an enthusiastic, outgoing ambassador for advancement and its essential role in the life of a school and will bring strong campaign and major gifts experience and demonstrated success in partnering closely with the Head of School, School trustees, faculty and administrative colleagues, and advancement staff.

To apply or to refer candidates please contact Deb Taft, Chief Executive Officer, or Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at http://bit.ly/DANAHALLDIRECTORADVANCEMENT

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/byv3xsphns2f6qfz


Date Posted: July 18, 2018

Development Writer/Editor

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is one of the nation’s leading policy institutes focusing on federal and state issues that affect low-income families and individuals. It has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of federal and state policy debates, and influencing policy outcomes. The Center’s expertise spans a range of areas including federal and state budget and tax policy, health care, social insurance, nutrition, housing, income support, and other policies that are important to low-income people. The Center’s funding comes from private foundations and individuals.

The Center has an opening for a full-time writer to join its development department, based in the Center’s Washington, D.C. office. This position is not eligible for remote employment.

This position provides an exciting opportunity for an experienced, talented writer to help the Center meet its fundraising goals while learning about its policy and development work. The Development Writer must be able to distill complex policy information and the Center’s role in influencing policy decisions into clear, compelling, and easily understandable proposals, reports, donor communications, web content, and other materials that help a range of stakeholders understand the Center’s work. The writer must be able to produce outstanding written work, adapt to the Center’s writing style, and collaborate on documents as part of a team. 

The Development Writer will work closely with senior leaders, program directors, and policy analysts across the Center to understand, and write clearly and persuasively about, the issues and the Center’s current and future work.  Responsibilities will also include editing development documents drafted by others, often under tight deadlines.  The writer will be part of a team of writers who report to the Director of Foundation Writing, within an eight-person development department.

Candidates must have exceptional writing and editing skills and at least five years of experience in a policy, research, academic, or other non-profit organization. Development experience is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; a related graduate degree is desirable.

Compensation:  

The salary is commensurate with experience.  Center staff are offered excellent benefits including two options for health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and writing sample by July 31.

Please submit your application here.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law including Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.


Date Posted: July 18, 2018

Major Gift Officer

CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY

Job Description

Position Title: Major Gift Officer
Department: Institutional Advancement and University Relations
Reports To: Assistant Vice President for IAUR

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All duties listed are essential functions for the position. It is understood that other related duties may be assigned.

General Function (Description):
The Major Gift Officer develops strong relationships with individual donors, alumni, foundations,
corporations and friends of the University for the purpose of securing gifts in the range as
determined by CAU as a significant donation. The Major Gift Officer maintains a pipeline prospect list of 150 to 200 active prospects with a monetary value of $3M and above total working value of the scope of work.

The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer and will
collaborate with the provost, deans, and selected faculty to manage fundraising efforts. The Major Gifts Officer will work in tandem with alumni relations and IAUR leadership.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Articulates the vision, mission, goals and core values of the Clark Atlanta University.
  • Works closely with the deans to establish a core group of volunteers by college or departments on fundraising initiatives.
  • Ensure effective and efficient development functions- including prospect research, solicitation and donor stewardship, with a focus on gifts of $25,000 and above.
  • Manages a portfolio of 150 or more major gift prospects through the entire cycle of development – from research and identification through cultivation, solicitation, closure and stewardship. The Officer will be prepared to present and defend the prospect (Pipeline) Report at least once a month.
  • Completes a minimum of 48 major gift solicitations per year, to include revocable intentions, and a minimum of five new face-to-face meetings/personal visits per week.
  • Establishes short and long-term goals for the development effort, including fundraising strategies and building the case for support.
  • Implements a thorough donor acknowledgement and stewardship system and maintain consistent contact with major donors.
  • Utilizes appropriate development reporting processes; monitor and objectively evaluate all University fundraising appeals; develop standard activity and progress reports for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Manages the solicitation process, including recommending proposal ask amounts and monitoring committee/volunteer assignments.
  • Provides performance evaluations for individuals under supervision and performance feedback for other collaborating teammates.
  • Undertakes special assignments on behalf of CAU as requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Team-player with strong dedication to the purpose and mission of CAU
  • Empathetic listener with corresponding excellence in verbal and written communications.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Personal value system that encompasses a solid work ethic, personal integrity, conscientiousness and strong moral character.
  • Quick-learner, self-starter, and self-motivated.
  • Political astuteness and emotional strength.
  • Positive, enthusiastic, professional image in representing the University and Foundation, both internally and externally.
  • Results-oriented with a strong focus on customer service.
  • Ability to work under time pressures with multiple priorities and deadlines with accuracy.
  • Ability to think clearly and reason well, and willingness to ask questions, solve problems.
  • Discretion with confidential information.

Minimum Hiring Standards:

Education:

  • Bachelor ‘s Degree
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification

Years of Experience

  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in major donor and gift solicitation, or an equivalent combination of related experience.
  • Experience in a higher education environment, having participated in a comprehensive campaign.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Raisers Edge and Banner systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in a position that required leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in a position that required exceptional written, speaking and listening skills.
  • Proven and demonstrated ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts of $25,000 and above.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge fundraising and financial software.
  • Experience in a sales environment.
  • Knowledge of planned giving techniques and vehicles.

Years of Management/Supervisor Experience

  • Preferred

Clark Atlanta University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Date Posted: July 18, 2018

Grant Writer

Clark Atlanta University

Job Description

Position Title: Grant Writer
Department: Institutional Advancement and University Relations
Reports To: Vice President Institutional Advancement and University Relations

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

General Function (Description):
The function of a Grant Writer is to gather documentation and fulfill the necessary requirements of various funding bodies to formally seek funding on behalf of the University. Nonprofit grant writers prepare grant proposals, beginning by performing research. To develop their proposals, grant writers familiarize themselves with an organization's programs, goals and financial needs.  They also look into potential funding sources. After compiling all the information they need, grant writers compose and send their proposals.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Grant writers must also keep careful records to track their proposals.
  • Perform researches into grant making organizations
  • Writes applications that display meticulous grammar and spelling
  • Analyze the feasibility of the project’s budget
  • The grant writer must have complete understanding of the program and keep in contact with the organization to check the progress and provide progress reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and University Relations
  • Develop and write grant proposals to government, foundations and other grant-making organizations
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations
  • Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage multiple proposals
  • Act as the project manager and coordinates all grant submissions

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must have good administrative skills and be detailed oriented
  • Good communication skills
  • Can work with wide range of people
  • Can express themselves easily
  • Able to coordinate directly and supervise others
  • Should be able to persuade or influence others
  • Must understand about the operations of the foundations, organizations and businesses
  • Able to meet deadlines for grant writing projects
  • Proven track record in securing new funding opportunities a plus
  • Knowledge of advanced computer operations (Microsoft Office Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher) and ability to learn company grant software
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and be able to produce a quality work product within tight time constraints
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be team-oriented, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Evaluate and monitor educational and information programs
  • Work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Conduct and interpret research in a variety of data formats

Minimum Hiring Standards
Education:
Bachelor's degree required – communications, marketing or public relations

Years of Experience Required: At least 5 years professional grant writing experience;
Successful track record of grant solicitations at local, state,
federal, education and foundation level

Years of Management/Supervisor Experience:


Date Posted: July 17, 2018

Major Gifts Officer

EARTHJUSTICE

Seattle, WA

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

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

The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) develops and implements strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors throughout the Pacific Northwest capable of making a major gift ($100k over three years). He/she conducts initial exploratory meetings with donors and prospects to determine capacity and interest for major giving, builds a portfolio of major donors, and manages their relationship with Earthjustice accordingly with a minimum fundraising goal of $1.5 million per year.

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

This position is based in our Seattle office.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage an active portfolio of 60-80 donors; develop strategies and implement plans for qualifying, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting those donors.
  • Build relationships with donors and prospects via phone calls, personal visits, ongoing written contact, and events; Responsible for 100-150 visits and 180-240 moves annually.
  • Achieve minimum annual fundraising goal of $1.5 million, along with goals for bequest intentions.
  • Work with Board of Trustees and Earthjustice Council members residing in the Pacific Northwest, supporting their engagement and fundraising efforts.
  • Travel regularly for donor visits, events, field trips, and trainings.
  • Work closely with program leaders and donor relations staff to provide updates, acknowledgments, recognition, and personally engage donors and prospects.
  • Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of Earthjustice’s work in order to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about the work.
  • Contribute to the creation of the budget, collateral materials, research profiles, and lists for targeted mailings and events.
  • Support planning and execution of donor events and field trips.
  • Use donor databases to keep donor records up to date, track progress, and plan.
  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth.
  • Promote a culture of philanthropy, and foster a respectful and productive working environment.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

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

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online via the Jobvite system. The application deadline is August 17, 2018.

Click here to apply.

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

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


Date Posted: July 16, 2018

Major Gifts Officer/Major Gifts Office Sr.

University of Pennsylvania

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

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

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

School/Center Overview

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

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

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

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

Duties

The mission of the Major Gifts program is to raise major gifts ($250K- $5 million) for University and campaign priorities, with a focus on alumni from Penn’s four undergraduate schools: Wharton, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Nursing. In addition, the program is charged with identifying and developing new major gift prospects and volunteer leadership for the Schools, Centers and University. Prospects assigned to the Major Gift program are largely comprised of undergraduate alumni, but also includes parents of current undergraduate students. While the main focus is on dollars raised per fundraiser, equal attention is paid to measuring and evaluating external activity: visits, solicitations, prospect identification, and volunteer leadership recruitment and development-focused event production.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Major Gifts, the Associate Director/ Sr. Associate Director, Major Gifts will manage his/her own portfolio of major gift prospects and donors in the Western region of the United States. The person in this position will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors capable of making gifts of $250,000 or more to University priorities. He/She will also devise, often in collaboration with other University colleagues, fundraising strategies and cultivation/stewardship events and programs in their region.

Specific Responsibilities:

Major Gifts Fund-raising

Cultivate and solicit alumni and parent prospects, with emphasis on gifts of $250,000 or more. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing a prospect pool of 250 names
  • Cultivating, soliciting and providing stewardship of prospects with an emphasis on increasing their financial commitment to the Penn Fund and University priorities.
  • Identifying and rating new prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more
  • Providing individualized and strategic stewardship contact for existing major gift donors
  • Writing gift proposals and other, materials as needed
  • Representing the University at regional and on-campus events

Volunteer Management

Identify, recruit, train and support volunteers. Cultivate regional volunteers for future leadership roles on University boards of trustees, overseers and campaign leadership activities. Responsibilities include:

  • Working strategically with volunteers to encourage them to build bridges and utilize their networks to help Penn develop stronger relationships with other prominent alumni, parents, and friends of the University
  • Engaging volunteers in prospect identification and evaluation process
  • Overseeing select prospect assignments to volunteers, including the provision of pre- and post-contact support and, as appropriate, accompanying volunteers on cultivation/solicitation visits
  • Keeping volunteers informed about the University and its fundraising priorities

Collaboration with University Development Staff

Work closely with the Executive Director on individual prospects, special events and development of overall strategic plan for region. Assist on-campus fund- raising staff, including colleagues in central development office (Principal Gifts, Planned Giving, and Penn Fund/Reunion Program as well as School/Center development officers and Alumni Relations staff). Responsibilities include:

  • Staff fund-raising visits by University leaders, e.g. President, Deans or faculty members, and by senior administrators, including senior development officers
  • Work closely with other Major Gift Officers and on-campus Alumni Relations colleagues in the development of on- campus events and programs that will lead to increased high-level involvement of local alumni and parents
  • Support the activity of university fund-raising staff, including Principal Gifts, The Penn Fund/Reunion, Planned Giving and School/Center Development Directors

Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree
  • 3-5 years (5-7 years for Sr. Associate Director) of successful fund-raising experience, preferably in higher education, including direct solicitation of six figure gifts from individuals.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • An innate willingness to dig in and contribute in a team orientated environment.
  • Enthusiasm, ability to take risks, intelligence, insight, initiative, resilience, and a pioneering spirit.
  • Ability to manage ambiguity and change and a strong attention to details
  • Familiarity with the University of Pennsylvania and its constituencies helpful
  • Project management skills preferred, as is an ability to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Must be willing to travel frequently and work evenings and weekends as needed (valid driver’s license required)

To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/1257268

Special Requirements

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

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.


Date Posted: July 14, 2018

Loyal Donor Officer

The Nature Conservancy

Tucson, AZ

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

Want to help save the planet? One quarter of The Nature Conservancy’s funding comes from supporters who have named our organization a beneficiary of their estate plans. Many long-time donors make a gift in their will or trust to their favorite charities to ensure that the work they believe in will continue beyond their lifetime. The Conservancy considers these donors an important part of our “family” and invests the funds from these gifts in critical work to conserve lands and waters around the world for future generations. Join our team in a new initiative to build a meaningful stewardship and cultivation program for our loyal donors and help raise even more of these gifts critical to our conservation mission. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is highly motivated, loves interacting with diverse constituencies and supporters, and is interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.

The Loyal Donor Program is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Loyal Donor Officer in Arizona. This position works closely with fundraising staff to secure bequest notifications, steward our most loyal supporters, and uncover major and planned gift potential. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have experience working with donors, and has exceptional attention to detail. The Loyal Donor Officer will apply knowledge of our local, regional, and global conservation projects to their donor-centric approach to cultivation and solicitation of loyal donors. To be successful and happy in this position, candidates should have a strong interest in working with donors, an interest in learning about our organization’s conservation priorities and planned giving, and be available to travel when needed. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • achelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual; multi-cultural; cross cultural experience and background an asset.
  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.
  • Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, specifically planned giving.
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.

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

This position will be based in the Tucson, AZ office. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits.  Positions start between $62,000 and $67,000. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46686.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on August 8, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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


Date Posted: July 14, 2018

Loyal Donor Officer

The Nature Conservancy

Madison, WI

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

Want to help save the planet? One quarter of The Nature Conservancy’s funding comes from supporters who have named our organization a beneficiary of their estate plans. Many long-time donors make a gift in their will or trust to their favorite charities to ensure that the work they believe in will continue beyond their lifetime. The Conservancy considers these donors an important part of our “family” and invests the funds from these gifts in critical work to conserve lands and waters around the world for future generations. Join our team in a new initiative to build a meaningful stewardship and cultivation program for our loyal donors and help raise even more of these gifts critical to our conservation mission. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is highly motivated, loves interacting with diverse constituencies and supporters, and is interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization. 

The Loyal Donor Program is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Loyal Donor Officer in Wisconsin. This position works closely with fundraising staff to secure bequest notifications, steward our most loyal supporters, and uncover major and planned gift potential. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have experience working with donors, and has exceptional attention to detail. The Loyal Donor Officer will apply knowledge of our local, regional, and global conservation projects to their donor-centric approach to cultivation and solicitation of loyal donors. To be successful and happy in this position, candidates should have a strong interest in working with donors, an interest in learning about our organization’s conservation priorities and planned giving, and be available to travel when needed. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual; multi-cultural; cross cultural experience and background an asset.
  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.
  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.
  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.
  • Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, specifically planned giving.
  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.

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

This position will be based in the Madison, WI office. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits.  Positions start between $65,000 and $70,000. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46687.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, August 8.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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


Date Posted: July 14, 2018

Director of Development

UNITED SCHOOLS OF INDIANAPOLIS

Position Summary:

The Director of Development is responsible for developing, planning and directing all of the United Schools of Indianapolis’ fundraising, including the major gifts program, annual fund and planned giving special events. The Director works closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.  

Organizational Overview:

United Schools of Indianapolis (USI) is an established network of charter schools located in two of the most underserved communities of Indianapolis. Our schools cultivate a culture where each and every student can reach their full potential in a positive and structured environment.  USI is a supportive community of teachers, families and administrators who instill a love of learning in our scholars that will lead to lifelong success.

Organizational Mission:

The mission of United Schools of Indianapolis  is to provide a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory program, grounded in our belief in the ability of every child to succeed at high levels.

Qualifications:

  • Must embrace the mission of United Schools of Indianapolis.

  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.

  • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.

  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff , board members and other volunteers.

  • Have the desire to go out into the community and build external relationships.

  • Be a “self starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.

  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.

  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence and good listening ability.

  • A bachelor’s degree.

  • 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.

  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.

  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing and reporting requirements.

  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts

  • Develop and direct an annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.

  • Coordinate fundraising special events.

  • Work closely with Executive Director and Board of Directors.

  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about United Schools of Indianapolis with the community.

  • Staff Board Development Committee meetings.

  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.

  • Create publications to support fundraising activities.

  • Develop and maintain gift recognition programs.

  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.

To apply for this position, submit the following:

• Letter of interest

• Resume

• At least three (3) professional references (including a former or current supervisor)

Search Process Will Continue until Suitable Candidate is Selected

Start Date: August 15, 2018

If interested, submit material to:

Kelly Herron, Executive Director

kherron@unitedschoolsindy.org

www.unitedschoolsindy.org


Date Posted: July 12, 2018

Managing Director of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

Success Academy Charter Schools

New York, NY

The quality of public education in the United States has reached a crisis point. Our nation lags behind nearly every other industrialized nation in both student achievement and educational equality. Millions of our children are condemned to failing schools doomed to perpetuate a cycle of poverty that has trapped families for generations. In New York City, the magnitude of this crisis is heartbreaking. Hundreds of thousands of black and Hispanic students, attending largely segregated and unequal schools, are woefully underserved: only 24 percent are at grade level in math, and only 29 percent are proficient in reading.

Success Academy was launched in 2006 to tackle this crisis in New York City and beyond. The organization set out to reinvent public schools, with scaling as its watchword and educational excellence as its north star. Over the past 12 years, Success Academy has found bold new ways to structure, implement, and support schooling. The resulting K-12 school design, now tested and scaled across nearly 50 campuses, is profoundly innovative and extraordinarily effective. Success Academy is reimagining public education.

Success Academy's mission does not stop in New York. Success Academy wants all children to have access to the life-transforming opportunities of a great education. To power reform across the national landscape, the organization has launched the Success Academy Education Institute (Ed Institute), which shares Success Academy's rigorous curriculum, effective training model, and proven management practices with educators across the country. The Ed Institute encompasses a robust digital platform that provides free, open access to Success Academy's curriculum and school design, and a state-of-the-art training facility and lab school that hosts workshops, conferences, and networking events. It introduces an unprecedented resource for new ways of thinking about schooling, and for planning, managing, and executing the work of education.

Over the past decade, Success Academy has grown faster than any charter network in the nation, building a vibrant network of elementary, middle, and high schools. Success Academy's 15,500 children – mostly poor and minority – are out-performing students at top city and suburban schools across New York State. Success Academy's goals for its second decade are even more ambitious: to grow to 100 schools and to educate 50,000 children across New York City in a uniquely holistic K-12 system. At 100 schools, Success Academy will be one of the larger school districts in the country – on par with Atlanta or Boston – ensuring that the charter sector is large enough in New York that it cannot be turned back.

Amid this positive environment, replete with visionary leadership, financial stability, undeniable educational and social impact, dedicated board membership, and entrepreneurial, forward-driving momentum, Success Academy seeks an ambitious Managing Director of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships to join its deadline-driven development team. Reporting to the Senior Managing Director of Advancement, the Managing Director of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships (Managing Director) will lead a team to advance relationships with current and prospective corporate and foundation partners through a proactive process of identifying, cultivating, and managing all aspects of expanding philanthropic and other support. The Managing Director focuses primarily on large fundraising opportunities (six to eight figures) and seeks to understand the needs and philanthropic and civic priorities of the prospective/current institutional partners and align them with the priorities of Success Academy. Applying a team approach, the Managing Director engages senior administrators, educators, trustees, and donors, as appropriate, to deepen strong, lasting, institutional partnerships with Success Academy. The Managing Director must be a proactive, creative thinker who will identify ways to take the Corporate and Foundation Partnerships department to the next level of achievement.

Required qualifications and experience:

- passion for addressing educational disparities and advancing academic achievement for all children

- bachelor's degree, 7+ years of relevant experience, 3+ years of supervisory experience

- track record in corporate and foundation grant writing and donor services

- eager to work in an entrepreneurial nonprofit setting

- commitment to managing, leading, and developing direct reports

- strength in developing case statements and strategic plans to meet goals and objectives

- experience working with senior staff and engaging various groups and constituents

- ability to strategically move institutions across the spectrum of prospect development

- history of securing six and seven-figure grants or gifts, as well as sponsorships at various levels

- experience engaging board leaders in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors

- ability to analyze data to advance prospect strategy and create strategic plans

Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.

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

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Contact Us: gerard.cattie@divsearch.com

PI103339398


Date Posted: July 6, 2018

Senior Associate Director, Alumni Networks

Washington University Alumni and Development Programs

Job # 40466

The role of the Senior Associate Director, Alumni Networks is to oversee and direct strategy for the Alumni Association’s National Networks which include the Black Alumni Council (BAC), the WashU Asian Alumni Network (WUAAN) and the WashU Pride Alumni Network (WUpan).  The Senior Associate Director will also have oversight for a limited number of Regional Networks. The Senior Associate Director will provide organizational leadership for the programs and activities that strive to engage and connect alumni, current students and other members of the Washington University community to one another and to the university. The individual will help to facilitate alumni volunteer-driven efforts which allow members of the Washington University community to leverage the power of the university’s rich network as well as strengthen ties and build relationships between alumni, students, parents and friends and the university.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Lead the efforts to expand the presence of the BAC, WUAAN, and WUpan. Collaborate with colleagues across campus to determine needs for these National Networks and insure that programming meets broad university objectives and makes the most effective use of university resources.  Determine the needs of the BAC, WUAAN, and WUpan through ongoing research and analysis of demographic trends.  Develop and implement strategic plan, to include short- and long-term growth of these groups.  Develop guidelines detailing how the Alumni Relations Office supports local chapters of the networks (i.e., the Bay Area Chapter of the Black Alumni Chapter) and provide guidance to colleagues who may have day-to-day responsibilities for these chapters.

  2. Serve as primary liaison for approximately 4 Regional Networks. Develop and execute all aspects of events which provide opportunities for cultivation of donors and prospective donors, events targeted at specific populations, and events which serve to engage the larger alumni population; manage budget for events; coordinate with university and A&D colleagues who plan events in these geographic areas. Travel as needed to oversee on-site event logistics and to meet with alumni to build participation in all areas of the University.

  3. Identify, cultivate and train volunteer leaders and share best practices among National and Regional Networks. Oversee volunteer management to include setting goals and expectations, defining and developing job descriptions and provide training and oversight to result in successful volunteer experiences. Travel to meet with alumni to build participation in all areas of the University, including but not limited to reunion committees, annual fund support, and the Alumni Parents Admission Program. 

  4. Build and cultivate productive relationships with a wide range of colleagues and departments across the university including Alumni & Development, Campus Life, Career Services, and other offices as appropriate to leverage new opportunities, create programming and discover new volunteers.

  5. Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects who are interested in supporting group fundraising initiatives (e.g. Black Alumni Council Endowed Scholarship).

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. 

  • Candidates should have 5-7 years of experience in alumni relations, event planning, higher education, public relations, sales, marketing, or a related field. 

Benefits

- Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match

- 22 vacation days

- 8 Paid Holidays

- Sick Time

- Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

- Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

- Free Life Insurance

- Health, Dental, Vision

- Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

- Long Term Disability Insurance

- Flex Spending Plans

- Other Benefits

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Full position description at https://jobs.wustl.edu/. Job Opening ID: 40466.

Or click below:

https://jobs.wustl.edu/psc/APPLHRMS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&REL_ACTION=Yes&SiteId=1&HRS_JO_PST_TYPE=E&HRS_JOB_OPENING_ID=40466&HRS_JO_PST_SEQ=1

To see the full list of A&D openings, along with the detailed job descriptions, please go to https://jobs.wustl.edu for opportunities across the University.  From there you can also easily filter for the A&D jobs by selecting “advanced search” and then location as “Alumni and Development Programs.”

To learn more about careers in Alumni & Development please visit http://alumni.wustl.edu/ContactUs/Career_Opportunities/   

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status


Date Posted: July 6, 2018

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation

Senior Director of Development, Cancer Center

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Foundation Overview

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals, and pioneering major research initiatives, Children's Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 546-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. As a charitable, tax-exempt organization, Children's Hospital relies on donations to advance its mission—making a difference in the lives of children.

CHOP physicians are internationally-recognized experts in every pediatric specialty, including but not limited to cancer, cardiac care, fetal medicine, orthopaedics, neonatology, gastroenterology, and urology. Children's Hospital is also consistently recognized as a national leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

U.S. News & World Report named CHOP No. 2 on its 2017-18 Honor Roll of Best Children's Hospitals in the nation.

The CHOP Foundation raises funds to support the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia enterprise and the revenue it generates accounts for a significant part of the Hospital's net revenue (in addition to clinical revenue and investment gains). Philanthropic support for CHOP has increased substantially in recent years, fueled by transformational executive leadership, a talented and dedicated development team, highly engaged and influential volunteer leaders, and compelling stories of medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children's lives. The CHOP Foundation is in the midst of a 10-year, $1 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign. For Tomorrow's Breakthroughs: The Campaign for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was launched publicly in October 2017 and is supporting breakthroughs in research and discovery, the patient-family experience, training and education, advocacy, and outreach.

Cancer Center and Position Overview

The Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is a pediatric cancer treatment facility staffed by internationally recognized pediatric oncologists and teams with expertise in every type of pediatric cancer. Cancer Center physicians, who have expertise in the rarest and most common pediatric cancers, work together to diagnose and treat patients using an evidence-based approach backed by the latest research advancements. The Cancer Center offers a full range of therapies, from standard treatment protocols to unique clinical trials that are only available at CHOP. Families benefit from the many research advances that are being made at the Center for Childhood Cancer Research. When a discovery is made that leads to a new treatment for childhood cancer, the Cancer Center has the resources to quickly implement it for patients.

The Cancer Center, known internationally for its leadership in fighting cancer at the premier children's hospital in the country, will be a vital part of the Foundation's goal of markedly increasing contributed revenue. A beacon of hope for so many families, the Center is a focal point of donor interest to CHOP and poised for greater philanthropic support. Recent organizational changes within the CHOP Foundation are clearing the way for the Cancer Center's dedicated development team to concentrate efforts on individual major gifts going forward and to better engage the Center's deep pipeline of corresponding, highly rated prospects. In addition, the doubling of the dedicated Cancer Center development team from two to four major gifts staff is also increasing the capacity thereof and underscoring the prominence of this growth area. The Senior Director of Development, Cancer Center (“Senior Director”), a newly created role, will be the central figure in charting the future course of Center development efforts and optimizing major gifts fundraising.

The Senior Director will lead all Cancer Center fundraising efforts. S/he will oversee a team focused on strengthening partnerships with existing donors, while launching a strategic and systematic effort to identify and target new donors locally and nationally to build a pipeline of six and seven-figure gifts to advance cancer priorities across the Hospital in pursuit of tomorrow's breakthroughs. Accordingly, the Senior Director will work in partnership with the Cancer Center Division Chief and Foundation leadership to ensure the alignment of institutional fundraising strategies. Reporting to the Executive Director of Major Gifts, the Senior Director will contribute to the overall strategy for the Major Gifts program. Ultimately, the Senior Director will further enhance the public view of the CHOP Foundation as the charity of choice for cancer and pediatric health.

Required qualifications and experience: dedication to the mission and goals of CHOP; bachelor's degree; minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience in a healthcare, academic, or nonprofit environment of similar complexity, including five years of experience in major gifts; experience serving as a leader in a cancer fundraising program, as well as experience in a major comprehensive campaign, is strongly preferred; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction to frontline major gift fundraisers, with at least two years of significant supervisory experience; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives; experience working directly with the most senior levels of an organization is very important; history of securing six and seven-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship; demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement philanthropic initiatives and achieve goals; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other high-level volunteers, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective fundraising network; highly developed skills in organizational efficiency and project leadership, including demonstrated accomplishments while working with cross-functional teams; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process; and the ability and willingness to travel as necessary.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. The Hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

CHOP 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 and Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

PI103299975


Date Posted: July 6, 2018

Assistant Director of Grants, Contracts and Client Development

Lesley University

About Lesley University:

Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 87,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Information on the Department: 

The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative (CRRLC) at Lesley University provides innovative professional development and courses to support and sustain whole-school literacy improvement in schools across the country.

Job Description:

Essential Functions:

  • Identify, cultivate, and secure public and private funding to promote and sustain the vision and mission of the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative (CRRLC).
  • Develops and maintains strong communications with partners and clients.
  • Collaborates on grant proposals to state, federal and private funders.
  • Monitors relevant educational trends and shares with CRRLC faculty and administrators.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated success in attracting revenue from a variety of public and private sources.
  • Desire to build new business relationships.
  • Successful grant writing and administration experience.
  • Strong administrative skills with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, follow university procedures and funder requirements, and meet deadlines.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have excellent management, negotiation and problem-solving skills and a desire to build new business relationships.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently and effectively on a collaborative team.
  • Proficiency with computer office software, including Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook 365 or similar software.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree.
  • Experience or interest in information systems/database management.
  • Familiarity with current educational landscape.
  • Interest in writing/editing for publication and marketing of programs.

Additional Information:

SG 27: $81,761 - $101,384

Background checks are required for all positions.

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions:

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.


Date Posted: July 6, 2018

Major Gift and Development Lead

Thorn

Technology is a powerful tool. Thorn chooses to use it for good. It’s looking for a Major Gifts and Development Lead to support its efforts and to defend children from sexual abuse.

Thorn builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse. It believes that every child has the right to be safe, to be curious, to be happy. It works with the sharpest minds from tech, non-profit, government and law enforcement to stop the spread of child sexual abuse material, stand up to child traffickers and uncover new kinds of abuse. 

Thorn’s programs and products find child abuse victims faster, make online environments safer, and deter criminal behavior.

In just a few years, Thorn has built a thriving network of partners that collaborate in its mission around the world, including law enforcement officers, NGOs, tech companies, and individual members of the community.

This network of program partners is matched by a nascent but comprehensive major donor program that has great potential for growth. The program revolves around a Defenders Circle, is made up of 42 high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and corporate giving partners who represent the primary funders of Thorn and who are committed to creative solutions to end child sexual abuse.

Thorn is seeking an experienced, driven and accomplished development professional with a consistent record of leading major giving to manage the Defenders Circle as its Major Gift and Development Lead. This role has recently been created to support overall execution of the strategic direction of the development department. The Major Gift and Development Lead will report to and collaborate closely with the Director of Development to help manage a growing team, cultivate and steward the Defenders Circle, and support grant prospecting and the growth of the annual fund.

The ideal Major Gift and Development Lead will have:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible development experience.
  • Track record of raising $2M annually, including substantial 5- and 6-figure gifts.
  • Comprehensive skills in all aspects of development, from prospecting to pitching; sophisticated understanding of how to build an individual major donor pipeline as well as some experience working with foundation and corporate partners.
  • Comfort speaking with high-net-worth donors and preparing development materials.
  • Background in a human rights organization is useful but not required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Date Posted: July 6, 2018

The Nature Conservancy

Loyal Donor Officer

POSITION PROFILE

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

Want to help save the planet? One quarter of The Nature Conservancy’s funding comes from supporters who have named our organization a beneficiary of their estate plans. Many long-time donors make a gift in their will or trust to their favorite charities to ensure that the work they believe in will continue beyond their lifetime. The Conservancy considers these donors an important part of our “family” and invests the funds from these gifts in critical work to conserve lands and waters around the world for future generations. Join our team in a new initiative to build a meaningful stewardship and cultivation program for our loyal donors and help raise even more of these gifts critical to our conservation mission. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is highly motivated, loves interacting with diverse constituencies and supporters, and is interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.

The Loyal Donor Program is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Loyal Donor Officer in Colorado. This position works closely with fundraising staff to secure bequest notifications, steward our most loyal supporters, and uncover major and planned gift potential. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have experience working with donors, and has exceptional attention to detail. The Loyal Donor Officer will apply knowledge of our local, regional, and global conservation projects to their donor-centric approach to cultivation and solicitation of loyal donors. To be successful and happy in this position, candidates should have a strong interest in working with donors, an interest in learning about our organization’s conservation priorities and planned giving, and be available to travel when needed. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.

  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.

  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual; multi-cultural; cross cultural experience and background an asset.

  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.

  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.

  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.

  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.

  • Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, specifically planned giving.

  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.

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

This position will be based in the Boulder, CO office. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46644.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on July 24, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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


Date Posted: July 6, 2018

Deputy Vice President for Alumni Affairs

and Director of the Alumni Council

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ

www.princeton.edu

A vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and the service of humanity, Princeton University is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Chartered in 1746, it is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.

As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching. Today, more than 1,252 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,700 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.

Founded in 1826, the Alumni Association of Nassau Hall was organized "to promote the interests of the College and the friendly intercourse of its graduates." Approximately 190 years later, the Alumni Association of Princeton University, with more than 90,000 undergraduate and graduate alumni members, continues to thrive.

Princeton University seeks a dynamic, creative, and proven leader to serve as Deputy Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Director of the Alumni Council. The Deputy Vice President oversees the operations of the Office of Alumni Affairs and its diverse programs and activities. In addition, s/he is a senior member of the University Advancement leadership team.

The successful candidate will bring a proven track record as a strategic leader and manager of people and programs at a complex and dynamic institution. S/He will have a deep appreciation for the important role alumni play in the life of the University.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Jill Lasman, Senior Vice President, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at http://bit.ly/PRINCETONDVPAA

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/3y48fsrfgtx7zyxv

PI103160459


Date Posted: July 3, 2018

Director, Major Gifts - West

American Humane

Los Angeles, CA

Position: Director, Major Gifts - West

Company: American Humane

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Reporting Relationship: Chief Marketing Officer

Website: www.americanhumane.org

Company Background

American Humane is the country's first national humane organization. Founded in 1877, the group helps ensure the safety, welfare, and well-being of some 1 billion animals around the world each year.

We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our rapid response American Humane Rescue vehicles to our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.

Job Summary

The Director, Major Gifts is responsible for seeking opportunities and developing initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support for the organization. The Director will, in collaboration with the Chief Marketing Officer and other fundraising staff, be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors focused in strategic areas of the West Coast and Midwest regions.

The Director will be knowledgeable and articulate in communicating how American Humane and individual programs further the overall mission of the organization. They will also be accountable for reaching financial goals related to the major gifts program as well as other fundraising initiatives American Humane engages in.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of major gifts prospects and donors capable of giving significant contributions to American Humane.

  • Develop and implement management strategies and approaches aimed at advancing donors into higher levels of giving.

  • Steward donors who have made previous contributions to American Humane.

  • Present regular updates to Chief Marketing Officer and CEO.

  • Collaborate with the internal team on other major gift fundraising initiatives, including corporate and foundation donors.

  • Work and travel with staff to plan and conduct outreach, visits, presentations, and events.

  • Build relationships with donors and ensure all major giving donors receive appropriate, consistent recognition and an accounting of the impact of their gift on the organization.

  • Prospect by conducting research and outreach to donors and financial advisors to develop a pipeline of long-term support.

  • Produce high quality proposals, reports and other cultivation, solicitation and stewardship materials as needed.

  • Enter and track all activities, actions, call reports and deadlines in Raisers Edge Database and other tracking systems.

Qualifications

  • 7- 10 years fundraising experience in major gifts in Western US.

  • Proven fundraising track record with experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding high level donors.

  • Ability to steward and close gifts ranging from $10K to 6-figures.

  • Track record of researching and analyzing large groups of data to uncover major gift prospects.

  • Demonstrate drive and an ownership mentality.

  • Possess a client service attitude and ability to think on your feet as well as maintain positive demeanor at all times.

  • Conduct oneself with confidence on donor phone calls and meetings.

  • Passion for the mission of American Humane and ability to emotionally and colorfully describe the incredible work conducted by American Humane to help animals.

  • Self-disciplined, able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines, possess a strong work ethic.

  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders at all levels, both internally and externally.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer technology including applications for project and data management and electronic calendars (Raiser's Edge, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook preferred). Ability to quickly learn software specific to the department or institution.

  • Strong written (including proof reading and editing) and verbal communication skills, including the ability to briefly summarize the essence of issues and means to address them. Use appropriate grammar in verbal or written form.

  • Sound judgment and discretion in handling and securing confidential information, as well as the ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional manner.

  • Make appropriate decisions or choices based on understanding alternative courses of action and potential repercussions.

  • Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently to meet goals in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues.

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred.

  • CFRE credential desired.

  • Standard working office environment; must be comfortable with dogs in the office on a daily basis, as well as other animals on occasion.

  • National travel will be required, estimated up to 50%, including frequent trips to target areas in the western half of the U.S., focused largely on the West Coast.

  • Some evening and weekend hours will be required for outreach or event participation.

Other Requirements

Employees are expected to adhere to all organizational policies and to act as role models, demonstrating American Humane's core values:

  • Compassion

  • Accountability

  • Respect for all

  • Loyalty to mission

  • Sustainability

  • Honesty, integrity, trust

Compensation

This position offers full-time benefits, including medical/dental insurance, life and disability insurance, retirement program.

Please send applications, inquiries, nominations, and referrals to our search consultants by email at: AHMajorGifts@kornferry.com

Jodi Weiss

Practice Leader, Nonprofit & Higher Education

202.955.5943

Jodi.Weiss@kornferry.com

Amy Shea

Managing Consultant – Nonprofit & Education Practice

310.556.8558

Amy.Shea@kornferry.com

Megan Gallagher

Recruiter – Nonprofit & Education Practice

215.861.2521

Megan.Gallagher@kornferry.com

American Human is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.


Date Posted: July 1, 2018

Washington University in St. Louis

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

Washington University is tied for the 15th rank with Cornell University and Vanderbilt University in US News & World Report’s 2016 rankings of America’s “Top National Universities.” The same publication ranked the School of Medicine sixth in the nation, and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work was tied for first with the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The university’s operating budget for fiscal year 2015 topped $2.7 billion. As of June 30, 2016, the market value of the endowment was $6.5 billion.

Alumni & Development Programs

Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) is the division committed to supporting and advancing the impact of the university on individuals and communities around the world.  

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:

Alumni Relations

Development Communications

Medical Development

Parent Programs

Annual Giving

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Individual Schools Alumni & Development

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

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

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

 


Date Posted: July 1, 2018

Director of Individual Giving and Operations

Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, seeks a triple threat to serve as Director of Individual Giving and Operations. The successful candidate will have:

  • A strong track record of fundraising, including major ($10K+) and mid-level ($5K+) gifts.

  • Strong analytical and database skills – specifically in Tessitura.

  • Managerial experience – both program and personnel management.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Programs:

    • Develop and implement strategies to raise more than $6M annually. Take ownership of oversight of acquisitions, renewals, communications (including direct and email), and benefit fulfillment.

      • MTC’s Patron Program—serving 1,700 donor households who contribute at least $2,000 annually.

      • Other individual giving initiatives including Moves Management practices and development of cultivation strategies.

      • The launch of a new low-level giving program:

        • Conceive a communication strategy to generate active participation in new levels

        • Work with team to put in place best practices for the renewal and growth of each new level

        • Work with IT to create new data structures within Tessitura to be able to logistically support these new levels

        • Ensure strategies and reporting are in place to identify and move prospects to higher levels of giving

  • Data analytics:

    • Responsible for individual giving data modelling, projections, and tracking, and management of wealth screening.

    • Oversee the production of weekly, monthly and year-end Individual Giving reports. Report on the status of Patron Program and other income lines at weekly and monthly meetings.

    • Advise and set strategy for best practices in individual giving and related data management.

  • Personnel:

    • Directly supervise a staff of three fulltime employees and indirectly supervise one intern to achieve revenue goals and administrative needs.

  • Other:

    • Interacts with trustees, donors at all levels, and donor prospects, and serves as liaison for the Patron’s Leadership Council.

    • Work with Special Events staff on cultivation and prospecting event planning and execution, including a season preview, welcome evenings, seminars, pre-show dinners and receptions, Opening Nights, and other events as necessary.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree. At least 5 years of development experience in a management capacity – preferably with a performing arts not-for-profit. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, and keen judgment. Proficiency with MS Office and Tessitura, and strong analytic skills.

To Apply:  Send resume and cover letter (MS Word, PDF or plain text format only) with " Director of Individual Giving " and your last name in the subject line to Director, Human Resources at: jobs@mtc-nyc.org.  Due to the large number of applicants we have for all positions at MTC, we cannot accept calls to inquire about the position.  Qualified candidates will be contacted directly.

About MTC:  Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), is a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals. Founded in 1970, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by contemporary American and international playwrights.  MTC produces eight plays annually in Broadway's restored Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and off-Broadway at the historic NY City Center complex on West 55th Street.

Manhattan Theatre Club is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

For more about MTC, please visit www.manhattantheatreclub.com


Date Posted: July 1, 2018

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Our Lady of the Lake University

San Antonio, TX

Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), a Catholic and Hispanic-Serving Institution in San Antonio, TX, invites nominations for and expressions of interest in the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement. OLLU features a historic main campus, a dynamic president, a progressive approach to curricular development, a richly diverse community, an exceptional record of service to others, and a fruitful relationship with one of the fastest-growing and livable cities in the country.

A comprehensive liberal arts and sciences university sponsored by the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence, OLLU enrolls approximately 3,200 diverse undergraduates, graduate students, and adult learners at its beautiful French Gothic San Antonio campus, at its branch campuses in the Houston area and in the Rio Grande Valley, and via online programs. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business and Leadership, School of Professional Studies, and the Worden School of Social Service, OLLU offers undergraduate majors and minors in more than 60 fields, master's degrees in 14 areas of study and three doctoral degree programs. Its curricula flow from a strong liberal arts and sciences core and reflect a deep commitment to service and lifelong learning.

Reporting to the President, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) is chiefly responsible for securing external funding for the university. Within the division of Institutional Advancement, there is a total staff of nine with three direct reports specifically under the position's purview.

The next VPIA will develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to increase giving among all constituents including alumni, trustees, corporations, foundations, government agencies, families, community leaders, friends, and employees. The next VPIA will be a collaborative, innovative, charismatic leader with at least 10 years of progressive experience in institutional advancement. The successful candidate will have supervised complex teams and developed a documented history of successful fundraising across a breadth of programs including: annual, major, campaign, planned, and foundation giving. She or he will possess the ability to engage the Board of Trustees in meaningful and productive ways, build strong relationships internally and externally, work effectively with government, nonprofit and industry representatives, and thrive in a bilingual environment with Hispanic and Mexican American influences.

More information about the institution, the agenda for leadership for the role, and desired skill sets and attributes are in the position description available at www.storbeckpimentel.com/active-searches.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To be considered for this role, please send a résumé and letter of interest to the email address listed below. For best consideration, please send all confidential nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest by July 25 to:

Ms. Julie E. Tea, Partner

Ms. Lindsay Allison, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

OLLUVPAdvancement@storbecksearch.com

OLLU is a Catholic university that seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administrators. OLLU is committed to diversity and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Date Posted: July 1, 2018

Individual Gifts Officer, Planned Gifts
San Francisco, CA

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

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

The Planned Gifts team is responsible for securing gift commitments through wills, trusts, retirement and other estate plans, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and gifts of complex assets to provide Earthjustice with a source of long-term financial support. In coordination with other fundraising teams, the Planned Gifts team provides education about planned gift opportunities, identifies and qualifies prospects, and cultivates, solicits, administers and stewards planned gifts.

The Planned Gifts Officer serves as an initial point of contact for planned gift prospects via phone, email, mail and meetings. Working in coordination with the Planned Gifts team, fundraisers, and research staff, the Planned Gifts Officer is responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of planned giving donors and prospects.

This position reports to the Director of Planned Gifts. She/he must be able to build effective relationships with the development team, administrative and program staff and donors. This position is based in Earthjustice’s headquarters office in San Francisco, CA. 

This position is based in our headquarters located in San Francisco, CA. 

Responsibilities:
Fundraising - 70%

  • Build and maintain an active portfolio of 200+ donors and prospects and develop plans for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding those donors.

  • Serve as a first point of contact for donors and prospects that inquire about and commit to planned gifts via phone, email and mail.

  • Provide planned gift and Earthjustice program information through telephone calls, emails, written gift proposals and program updates, and in-person meetings.

  • Identify and qualify donors and prospects’ potential for significant planned or outright gifts. Work with the Planned Gifts, Major Gifts, and Donor Relations teams to identify and implement cultivation and stewardship opportunities in order to maximize the potential for planned gifts and blended gifts (a combination of outright, life income, beneficiary designations, and bequests).

  • Implement Moves Management strategies for donors and prospects and adapt strategies as necessary. Assist with the preparation of gift annuity proposals and contracts, as needed. Qualify and steward Evergreen Council donors by phone, email, and other customized correspondence.

  • Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of Earthjustice’s initiatives in order to educate and inform donors and prospects about our mission and work.

  • Acknowledge all deferred and significant outright gifts in an appropriate and timely fashion.

Planning, Research and Data Management - 30%

  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of Earthjustice’s programs and national programmatic priorities in order to educate and inform donors and prospects about our mission and work/impact.

  • Manage all information relating to current planned giving donors and prospects, including donor contact information, gift details, and donor interaction notes, in a manner that emphasizes the highest standards of accuracy, timeliness, and confidentiality.

  • Implement Moves Management strategies for donors and adapt strategies as necessary.

  • Research legacy donors and prospects to qualify and inform donor engagement strategies.

  • Query and analyze data to measure success of marketing efforts and work plan goals.

  • Research donors and prospects to create strategies for donor engagement activities.

  • Keep up to date on tax law, planned giving trends, and advances through attendance at conferences and seminars, active reading of journals and newspapers, and consulting with advisors and other gift planning professionals.

  • Ensure that all aspects of planned gift creation and administration honor the interests of the donor and align with Earthjustice’s policies.

  • Ensure that all aspects of the gift process meet IRS regulations and ethical planned giving standards.

  • Ensure all information on prospects and donors meets the highest standards of accuracy, timeliness, and confidentiality.

  • Record, monitor progress against work plan goals.

  • Participate in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and program trainings and informational sessions to develop a deeper understanding of Earthjustice’s values and program work.

  • Serve as a member of non-fundraising organizational or departmental working group or planning committees, as appropriate. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred and 2-3 years’ related work experience or equivalent.

  • Strong customer service experience.  Effective interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex financial and program information clearly and concisely. A willingness and ability to learn the basics of charitable gift planning. Capability to manage complex issues creatively, strategically, and effectively.

  • Strong initiative and self-motivation to achieve results; ability to make sound judgments and independent decisions.

  • Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to develop and effectively utilize systems to manage large quantities of data and details.

  • Excellent attention to detail required.

  • Strong research skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member with initiative and flexibility.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deadlines for a wide variety of projects and to work with grace under pressure.

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Computer literate - proficient with CRM databases (Blackbaud preferred), and MS Office Suite. Outlook, Word, Excel required.

  • Awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.

  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.  

  • Interest in environmental and conservation issues desirable.

  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.

  • Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

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

Application Procedure:  Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter.

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

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


Date Posted: July 1, 2018

Associate Director of Development, School of Journalism & Communication

University Advancement

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

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

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

The Associate Director of Development works as part of Development to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the University. The Associate Director will be assigned to a specific unit and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on gifts in the “leadership annual giving” ($2,500 - $24,999) and non-major gift ($25,000 - $99,999) ranges. Occasional work in the major gift ($100k+) range is possible depending upon donor interest but is not a focus of the position.

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

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Development, this position is part of the School of Journalism and Communication development program. The Associate Director solicits gifts to support the priorities of the School of Journalism and Communication and contributes to donor pipeline strategies and development. Travel within Oregon as well as to cities in other states up to 75% of the time is an essential expectation of this position. This position is jointly funded by the School of Journalism and Communication and University Advancement.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $60,000 – $70,000. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/522464/associate-director-of-development-sojc, #522464.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by July 23, 2018. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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