Date Posted: June 23, 2017

DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIFTS

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Job Summary

The Alumni Association of the University of Michigan is looking for a Director of Major Gifts. In addition to the responsibilities and qualifications listed below and most importantly, candidates must share and hold to the highest regard, the same values that are uniquely inherent to AAUM:

ALL IN

Believe in our mission

Be trustworthy and loyal to AAUM and each other

Be passionate about what we’re doing and be proud to be a part of it

Be an employee who goes above and beyond the call of duty

SERVING HEART

Be open and willing to listen to others and help in whatever way possible

You’re dedicated to selflessly following the Platinum Rule: treat others the way they want to be treated

Be willing to put the needs of alumni and staff colleagues ahead of your own, if that is what is best for AAUM

SOLUTION SEEKER

You’re a creative problem solver

You’re never satisfied with the status quo

You find a way to say yes

You embrace new ideas and approaches

You’re collaborative, flexible and adaptive

Responsibilities*

The Director of Major Gifts’ primary responsibility is the identification, cultivation and solicitation of individual prospects that live in a defined territory and direct supervision of 3 gift officers.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, develop strategy for the gift team in order to identify, cultivate and solicit donors.
  • Advance individual relationships that result in philanthropic contributions:
    • Identify, qualify, and manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects with capacity to make gifts of $100,000 and more.
    • Conduct at least 150 strategic moves with prospects and donors per year, and participate in a minimum of 20 solicitations per year.
    • Ensure consistent and appropriate contact, facilitate or make solicitations, and ensure effective stewardship.
  • Develop and maintain an astute awareness of social, business, and philanthropic cultures within Michigan, and serve as an expert liaison for the campus community.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the priorities of AAUM. Make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospects to specific Association needs.
  • Partake in AAUM’s goals and tactics by attending retreats, staff meetings, serving on special task forces, and understanding AAUM’s broader development vision.
  • Gather, record and properly store information about prospects and donors utilizing DART and Salesforce.
  • Provide organizational leadership by demonstrating AAUM core values: All In, Serving Heart and Solution Seeker and leading other staff members to demonstrate those values.
  • Effectively manage and supervise the major gifts team, including communicating parameters, providing opportunities for personal and professional growth through regular performance reviews, guidance, and encouraging training while presenting new techniques, and recruiting/hiring staff as needed.
  • Monitor budgets to align major gifts team resources and programs with organizational goals.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide staff leadership and support for AAUM activities and events as necessary.
  • Provide appropriate support to the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and its committees.
  • Complete special projects as assigned or required.
  • Participate in Alumni Association and University of Michigan committees as required.
  • Participate in and/or lead appropriate team and staff meetings.
  • Remain knowledgeable about current trends and proficient with new technologies/resources.
  • Share knowledge through internal communications.
  • Represent the Alumni Association at University and Alumni functions as needed.
  • Support the Alumni Association strategic vision.

Supervision Received:

Direct supervision is received from the Executive Director of Development.

Supervision Exercised:

Supervision is exercised over 3 Gift Officers.

Required Qualifications*

  • A baccalaureate degree is required.
  • 5-7 years of significant major gift fundraising experience and/or relevant experience in sales and marketing, or other related fields, in a confidential environment to a sophisticated audience will be considered.
  • Proven experience in working with other gift officers and helping track their metrics
  • Excellent communication skills coupled with strong writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
  • Exercise discretion and an ability to interact with high-level donors and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Comfortable with personal computers and software programs for retrieving, organizing and researching appropriate donor/prospect information, as well as data gathering and manipulation.
  • History of closing six and seven-figure gifts or sales and marketing accounts, including the ability to evaluate, qualify, and move prospects through the cultivation/solicitation cycle.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required, both written and oral, as well as a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous supervisor experience of gift officers.

  • Familiarity with AAUM or the University of Michigan.
  • Prior foundation or planned giving experience is a plus.

Additional Information

This position will require frequent travel, evening and weekend work. 

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


Date Posted: June 19, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR ADVANCEMENT (MGO)

DESCRIPTION

College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director for Advancement.

This position is responsible for the development and execution of fundraising activities necessary to successfully secure gifts of $100,000 and above for the College of Engineering – Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering.

This position closes on Monday, July 17, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY

http://bit.ly/2syi9uL

For questions, please contact  Aimee Higbee; amanio@uw.edu

University Advancement is committed to creating an environment of inclusiveness where every person feels welcomed and valued. We believe that attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving the communities where our employees and students work and live.

To complete an application for this or any other professional staff position, candidates are asked to submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Diversity Statement

Links and Resources:

UW Benefits

UW Employment


Date Posted: June 19, 2017

Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations

The University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

University Advancement is committed to creating an environment of inclusiveness where every person feels welcomed and valued. We believe that attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving the communities where our employees and students work and live. 

University Advancement creates engagement opportunities that foster pride, advocacy and private support for the University of Washington. The College of Engineering develops outstanding engineers and ideas that change the world. 

University Advancement – College of Engineering, has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations

The Associate Director will be responsible for the solicitation process (including identification, cultivation, solicitation) for a portfolio of corporate and foundation gifts and private grants in support of the College of Engineering (“College”).  The Associate Director will work proactively with academic leaders to develop fundraising and private grant strategies that support departmental and College priorities.  

The Associate Director will work closely with College Faculty, Staff, Directors of Advancement, Associate Directors of Advancement, the Career Center @ Engineering, the CoE Industry Capstone Program, the UW’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, CoMotion, and the Office of Research (including the Office of Sponsored Programs and other units). 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Frontline Fundraising
Manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation gift prospects using the University’s project management and tracking system.  

Identify corporate and foundation gift prospects and implement a cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plan, strategically aligning this effort with UW’s Corporate and Foundation Relations Office, the College of Engineering’s stewardship staff and central UW donor relations and marketing activities. 

Strengthen institutional relationships as well as ensure adherence to gift and grant guidelines and reporting requirements through cultivation and stewardship efforts.  

Work proactively on behalf of the College of Engineering to form beneficial corporate partnerships that result in gift and grant funding. 

Share funding opportunities with corporations and foundations to College faculty via broad emails as well as targeted outreach.  

Prepare written proposals and informational materials to secure support.  

Advance relationships with corporations and foundations to yield significant support (50K+ focus) and/or provide training and support to appropriate faculty/individuals who will make the solicitations.  Monitor RFP opportunities, watching for grant programs that present a good fit for the College of Engineering’s programs and ambitions. 

Work proactively and collaboratively with the University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to ensure that corporate and foundation Request for Proposals are handled effectively and efficiently.  

Work with academic leaders and faculty to prepare proposals to best match interests and requirements of corporations.  

Provide responsive and well-informed advice regarding corporate and foundation funding sources and solicitation strategies to faculty, colleagues and volunteers. 

Develop funding proposals for corporations and foundations, working with appropriate faculty and other academic personnel. 

Establish and implement stewardship plan for corporate and foundation gifts and grants, ensuring that all gift/grant guidelines and reporting requirements are met. 

Travel to corporate or foundation offices to represent the College for the purpose of identifying new prospects, presenting proposals and/or stewarding existing relationships.  

Plan and staff the travel of the Dean or other faculty members by determining appropriate appointments, securing appointments and overseeing the preparation of briefing materials. 

Develop itineraries, goals and briefing materials for corporate and foundation visits involving the Dean, faculty and other university personnel. 

Participate cooperatively in the University’s prospect management and tracking system, filing informative and timely contact reports. 

Identify, recruit and staff volunteers to assist cultivation and solicitation. 

In consultation with the Sr. Director, establish annual goals, objectives and strategies.  Participate in assessing progress toward goals. Prepare annual operating plan and submit regular reports to the Sr. Director. 

Participate in the development of policies and procedures related to the advancement program, marketing materials for corporate and foundation relations activities and cultivation and stewardship events. 

Program Development and Management
Develop an annual plan, including goals, objectives and strategies.  

Provide strategic leadership to department chairs, faculty and administrators in designing and implementing advancement programs needed to sustain and increase corporate support.  

Coordinate the participation of the Dean, academic leaders, administrators, volunteers and advancement staff in corporate and foundation fundraising activities. 

Provide leadership and support to academic leaders, faculty and administrators in designing and implementing strategies to sustain and increase support from corporations and foundations.  

Advocate for college priorities that would attract major funding and work proactively to forge relationships among academic leaders across disciplines to develop funding opportunities. 

Understand and help address compliance issues related to corporate relations, including conflict of interest, classification of gifts and grants, and gift policy, and work with others to ensure CFR adheres to all relevant regulations, policies and procedures. 

Conduct training opportunities to staff and volunteers on corporate and foundation development, guiding individuals on effective practices in their respective role. 

Assume management of special projects assigned by the Sr. Director. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Results Oriented:  Acts decisively to achieve results.  

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

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

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of progressively responsible experience in institutional development/advancement, with an emphasis on cultivating and soliciting major gifts.  Equivalent development/advancement experience outside of higher education may substitute for educational institution experience. 
  • Demonstrated success in identifying, personally securing corporate and foundation gifts/grants. 
  • Ability to understand and articulate academic values and priorities, and work collaboratively with faculty, administration, corporate and foundation representatives and students/alumni. 
  • Strong project management experience. 
  • Intrinsically motivated and able to create innovative ideas to achieve results. Recognizes and seizes opportunities. 
  • Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner; sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change. 
  • Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc. 

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

DESIRED:

  • Advanced degree. 
  • Experience working in an engineering or science-focused setting. 
  • Demonstrated experience in actively cultivating a portfolio of funders. 
  • Demonstrated grant writing experience. 
  • Knowledge of corporate & foundation relations/alumni relations/development/advancement principles. 
  • Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE. 

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice. 
  • Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary. 
  • Some local travel expected. 

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check 

Application Process:

To apply, visit http://bit.ly/2rF8DSD
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed


Date Posted: June 14, 2017

Director of Development

University of Florida

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Senior Advisor, UF Health, the Director of Development is responsible for developing and executing the institute’s fundraising program to fulfill the financial needs as identified and in alignment with the strategic initiatives of UF Proton Therapy Institute and UF Advancement. He or she will serve as a strategic partner with UF Proton Therapy Institute and UF Advancement ensuring conformity with the central fund raising efforts and the overall university development and alumni programs and goals and in promoting a culture of philanthropy by broadening constituents’ understanding of the value of giving.

  • The Director of Development, College of Medicine, UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is responsible for implementing fundraising initiatives, identifying and cultivating prospects. Focuses on individual prospects at all levels and will work with major gift, corporate and foundation prospects (where gifts could be assessed at $25,000+).  He or she will build a portfolio of fundraising prospects and strategically manage relationships through face-to-face visits to bring major gift solicitations to closure. This position requires significant travel by automobile; maintaining an acceptable driving record that meets insurance requirements and an active Florida driver license must be maintained in order to meet this function.
  • Serves as the primary contact for corporations and foundations in an effort to identify, cultivate and strengthen relationships. Assists with designing solicitation strategies on a case by case basis, being cognizant of development and the institute’s needs and procedures. 
  • Supports the institutes physicians, researchers, administrators and medical staff in identifying and reporting prospects, and in presenting needs and possibilities effectively.
  • Effectively performs prospect tracking, record keeping, file maintenance, reporting and administration. In collaboration with senior leadership, plans and monitors the budget, using resources for best results in fundraising and planning activities involving volunteers, prospects, faculty and administration.
  • Prepares and produces up to two annual fund mailings per year. Performs prospect screening monthly.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of a comprehensive communications plan to inform constituents and identified markets about the mission, vision, and values of the units, their funding priorities, and gift opportunities.  Develops and presents major gift proposals, and acknowledge and recognize gifts in ways that are meaningful to donors and appropriate to the mission, vision and values of the units, UF Advancement. 
  • Initiates, plans and supports activities and events involving stakeholders, such as volunteers, physicians, staff, and members of the leadership council. Create and build a structured process that will strengthen fundraising.
  • Other duties as assigned.  Assist the Senior Advisor with special projects as needed.

ADVERTISED SALARY:

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s degree in appropriate area of specialization and three years of appropriate experience in Development or a related field; or a bachelor’s degree in appropriate areas of specialization and five years of experience in Development or a related field. A valid driver license and good driving record are essential.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Three to five years of major gift fundraising experience with documented success in cultivating and soliciting major gifts of $100,000 and above from individual and corporate prospects with campaign experience. 
  • Prior experience in a college or university setting, enthusiasm for fundraising in a comprehensive research university and/or medical setting and the desire to work collegially within a goal-oriented fundraising organization. 
  • Prior experience managing annual fund programs.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards.
  • Familiar with developing solicitation strategies.
  • The ability to work strategically, develop and implement constituency programs and activities, along with a talent for motivating volunteers.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and a team player.
  • Competency in problem solving. 
  • Excellent oral/ written communications and interpersonal skills; effective time management and organizational skills that are essential for success in this position.
  • Working knowledge in these areas:  Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, WWW browsers, preferably Internet Explorer, E-mail.  Working knowledge of a donor database, contact management and tracking system.
  • The ability and willingness to travel. 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload your cover letter, resume and list of three references.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

HEALTH ASSESSMENT REQUIRED: No


Date Posted: June 13, 2017

Virginia Tech

Assistant Dean of Advancement, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences

Blacksburg, Virginia

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Overview

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences (LAHS) at Virginia Tech combines the liberal arts' passion for exploration with a land grant institution's sense of civic engagement and the technology of a top-25 public research university. The college is intellectually rich, programmatically diverse, and academically multifaceted. Recognizing that technology alone is never a solution and that innovation is a fundamentally human achievement, programs prepare students to bring perspectives from the arts, humanities, and human and social sciences to understand and achieve meaningful solutions to complex human problems.

The college comprises 560 dedicated faculty members, 11 departments, and two schools. LAHS offers more than 1,000 courses across 29 majors and 53 minors, enrolling a total of 4,506 students (3,392 undergraduate, 1,114 graduate) during 2016-2017.

LAHS research spans a broad spectrum of quantitative, qualitative, historical, and creative scholarship. Award-winning professors also work with undergraduate students to help them pursue their own research projects, with 79 percent of undergraduates participating in research. Research takes many forms, from poetry to data analytics, from cinema production to marriage and family counseling, from African history to fashion design. The college's strength lies in its breadth and depth. The college hosts 16 research centers, addressing complex societal issues concerning children and elders, families, education, technology, careers, housing, and culture, and works closely with two university institutes. In keeping with Virginia Tech's motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the scholarship pursued by faculty and students makes an impact in the local community and around the world.

Virginia Tech Overview

Founded in 1872, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life. As the Commonwealth of Virginia's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 33,000 students. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Position Summary

A renewed commitment to significantly enhancing College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences external relations is converging with university-wide changes in development, alumni relations, and communications – defining a new era of partnership, integration, and “thinking bigger.” A university-wide advancement model is being implemented under the guidance of Charles D. “Charlie” Phlegar, who was appointed Virginia Tech's first vice president for advancement in 2015, heading a unit formed by the merger of development, alumni relations, and university relations. LAHS is an early adopter of the advancement model at the unit level. Serving as a member of the dean's senior management team, the Assistant Dean of Advancement (Assistant Dean) is a newly created role responsible for planning and implementing an integrated approach to the LAHS advancement program by overseeing development, alumni relations, and marketing and communications programs to maximize the support and exposure of the college. The Assistant Dean serves as chief development officer and manager of the college's advancement program, with responsibility for securing private philanthropic support and producing targeted alumni and constituent engagement opportunities, as well as strategic marketing and communications that shape and extend the college's brand while furthering admissions, programmatic initiatives, or otherwise highlight college priorities. Dually reporting to the LAHS dean and to the centrally-based associate vice president of development for colleges, the Assistant Dean oversees a staff of four, including the associate director of development, development associate, director of alumni relations, and director of marketing and communications. Additionally, the Assistant Dean will lead all campaign-related activities for the college, including the college's participation in Virginia Tech's next comprehensive campaign, and will be a central figure in all related college planning and strategy. Recognizing the potential risk associated with appointing the Assistant Dean prior to the appointment of the next dean, the Division of University Advancement will make a commitment to the successful candidate's long-term relationship with Virginia Tech.

Required qualifications and experience: a passionate advocate for the liberal arts and humanities, and dedication to the mission and goals of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and Virginia Tech; bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred; minimum of seven to 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, alumni relations, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign, for an institution of higher education, nonprofit organization, or other environment of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders; previous work experience in higher education and/or in a hybrid centralized-decentralized fundraising model involving multiple units is preferred; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of significant supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic and complex fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives; demonstrated ability to think strategically and to shape messaging in order to move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development; hands-on experience with six and seven-figure gifts and greater, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with alumni and annual fund strategies; demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement advancement initiatives and achieve goals; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers; skill at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions to meet goals when necessary; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540.231.2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Virginia Tech 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

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com

212.542.2587


Date Posted: June 12, 2017

Grant Writer     

GAYLORD SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE

WALLINGFORD, CT                   

Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is a 137-bed non-profit specialty hospital, also known as a long-term acute care hospital, specializing in medical management and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced an acute illness or a traumatic accident. Our average length of stay is at least 25 days. We are staffed and equipped to handle the needs of the acutely ill or chronically disabled patients who require a hospital level of care. Gaylord is able to treat individuals who need care and rehabilitation for illness or injury related to the brain and nervous system, spine, bones and joints, and lungs and other conditions. We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and we can meet our patients' needs through every stage of recovery.

We currently have a career opportunity available for a Grant Writer. This full-time position (40 hours) reports to the Vice President and oversees the preparation of foundation and corporate grant proposals and grant progress (stewardship) reports and assists in the coordination of the institutional fund raising program aimed at enhancing financial support from private foundation and corporate funding sources.

  • Prospect Identification: Develops and executes a strategic approach to identifying foundation and corporate prospects and RFP based funding opportunities on an ongoing basis. Manages the flow of prospect information to the Vice President and other development officers.

  • Grant Writing: Works with development and hospital staff to understand hospital and programmatic needs and help articulate the case for support. Takes the lead in writing proposals for specific program and equipment funding requests from private foundation and corporate donors/prospects.

  • Stewardship Support: Assists with drafting acknowledgment letters and prepares required grant progress report documents. Writes grant award press releases on a case by case basis

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree; proven grant writing record with at least two years of paid experience in grant or project related writing; knowledge of concepts, principles, techniques and practices of grant development and grant writing, grant acquisition techniques, principles of budget development, capabilities and applications of computer technologies and systems of grant development and word processing; and ability to: synthesize ideas and implementation plans and present them in clear concise prose, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, listen attentively and actively, meet internal and external deadlines, organize and present supporting documentation in the manner prescribed by funding sources, read, interpret, and summarize requests for proposals, and reports, establish and maintain effective relationships with clinicians and staff

Work Schedule

Monday-Friday – Full-time

Working at Gaylord

With a diverse workforce of approximately 850 employees, Gaylord Specialty Healthcare is one of the largest employers in Wallingford and important contributor to the local and regional economy. As a Gaylord employee, you will enjoy:

  • A wide range of career and employment opportunities including career ladders in Nursing and Therapy Services and competitive salaries.

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Dedication to work-life balance with programs to promote a healthy workplace and lifestyle.

  • Warm, friendly atmosphere where you develop close bonds with your peers and have easy access to all levels of administration. This includes transparent, open communication in the form of quarterly Town Hall meetings with the CEO.

  • Opportunities to participate in a variety of employee engagement committees.

  • A robust employee rewards & recognition program including quarterly and annual Employee of the Year celebrations.

  • A safe and secure scenic country campus adjacently located to a private golf club with free and ample parking.

For more information and to apply on-line, please visit our website at www.gaylord.org, search #2017-0111.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


Date Posted: June 12, 2017

Assistant Director of Advancement

The University of Washington

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

University Advancement, College of Built Environments (CBE), has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Advancement

University Advancement creates engagement opportunities that foster pride, advocacy and private support for the University of Washington. The College of Built Environments provides programs a unique gathering of disciplines which enables the College to truly define and excel in all areas of built environments. The Assistant Director for Advancement, as a member of the CBE Advancement team, will help assist with, plan, implement and direct the CBE’s advancement activities and efforts to broaden the base of engagement and investment from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. The Assistant Director’s key responsibilities are direct contact with alumni and friends through portfolio management, events, annual giving and alumni relations. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Philanthropy 
Manage and coordinate the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of prospects with the active participation of CBE academic leadership.  The portfolio will be comprised of rated prospects up to $100K. Develop and implement strategic steps to build relationships that will result in gifts in support of the program. 

Professionally and clearly articulate CBE and Departmental vision and funding priorities verbally and in writing to prospects and donors. 

Manage a large portfolio of rated campaign research leads with the potential of raising major gifts. Solicit and close gifts at all levels, including $2,000-$100,000+.  

Work with the Assistant Dean to ensure strategic solicitations are made and to further develop fundraising opportunities in both annual and major gifts areas. 

In cooperation with other advancement staff, develop, lead and/or participate in activities to cultivate and steward prospective donors. 

In consultation with the Assistant Dean for Advancement, establish personal goals, objectives and strategies, and develop an annual operating plan. 

As it relates to the portfolio, work to track pledge schedules, endowment agreements, customize acknowledgement letters. 

Coordinate special annual fund activity. 

Staff department chairs/faculty and volunteer committees as determined by the Assistant Dean for Advancement. 

Event Management
The ADOA will be responsible for planning, logistics and execution of all advancement events including, but not limited to, the new academic year reception, lectures/receptions, the scholarship luncheon and the spring Alumni Happy Hour. 

The ADOA will coordinate with the Assistant Director for Marketing and Communications on all marketing and communications for events. 

Annual Giving and Constituency Relations 
The ADOA will be responsible for all annual giving materials and deliverables in partnership with the central Office of Annual Giving.  This includes several direct mail pieces (content creation) and student calling materials and kickoff event once per year.  Additionally, the ADOA will serve as the Constituency Relations Officer for CBE.  The CRO works with other unit CROs and central alumni relations colleagues on initiatives to engage a broad base of alumni and friends. 
Manage all large data request for the Advancement office and act as liaison between UW’s ARRM and the CBE ensuring compliance with all regulations as well as data accuracy. 

Other Duties

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in advancement, or related field. 
Equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may substitute for degree. An exceptionally strong background in sales may substitute for prior development experience. 

Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, web/social media management, database management, and graphic design (MS Office, MS Access, Dreamweaver, InDesign, etc.) 

Excellent written communication skills especially suited for print and online. 

Demonstrated experience in donor-centric relationship building

Demonstrated ability to craft and deliver annual giving appeals

Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive donor files  

KEY COMPETENCIES
Core
Effective communications:  Expresses oneself clearly and empathetically in interactions with others in all forms of communication, i.e., verbal and written, one-on-one and group, etc. 
Interpersonal Awareness:  Builds and maintains positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results. 
Professional Credibility:  Takes responsibility for meeting goals, objectives, obligations, and solving problems while representing the mission, vision and values of the organization. 
Critical Thinking:  Obtains, analyzes and evaluates information effectively in the face of ambiguity.  Makes appropriate decisions based on relevant information and experience. 
Ethics and Trust:  Models and upholds the values of candor, openness, inclusiveness and honesty despite internal and external pressures; acts consistently with Washington State ethical guidelines and organizational core values and beliefs. 
Valuing Diversity & Inclusiveness:  Respects, values and contributes to the UW’s commitment to inclusiveness and diversity. 

Functional Expertise
Organizational Acumen:  Able to size up a situation, balance reason and the interest of others, and act in a decisive, timely and appropriate manner that is congruent with the organization's values, goals and mission to achieve success. 
Innovation Management:  Able to anticipate market trends and be effective in facilitating and managing creative processes to achieve results in self and others. 
Planning & Implementing:  Ability to develop strategies, measures for success and feasible timelines for successful project implementation and execution. 
Managing Conflict:  Recognizes and addresses conflicts and disagreements in a safe and respectful environment, manages conflicts collaboratively, and builds consensus with the best interests. 

Fundraiser
Donor Focused:  Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW. 
Results Oriented:  Acts decisively to achieve results.  
Planning & Implementing:  Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals. 
Conflict Resolution:  Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner. Sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change.

DESIRED:

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

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice, 
Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary. 
Frequent local travel expected.

Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check 

Application Process:

To apply, visit http://bit.ly/2rGwMuZ

Position closes on 6/26/17.

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.


Date Posted: June 9, 2017

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, FARMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Oxford, Ohio

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Miami University in the search for two associate directors of development for the Farmer School of Business.

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

The Farmer School of Business offers one of the world's best undergraduate business educations with small class sizes and faculty who are focused on teaching. The Farmer School of Business serves more than 4,000 students and nearly 40,000 alumni worldwide. It has consistently ranked in the top tier of public university undergraduate business school programs, and, in 2016, Money magazine noted it as a top 10 producer of Fortune 500 CEOs.

The Farmer School of Business places emphasis on experiential learning, international study and leadership development to prepare its students to become leaders in the workplace and the community. Its core values of integrity, responsibility and respect are woven throughout the curriculum. The students, faculty and staff at the Farmer School strive to learn and achieve great things both in the classroom and beyond, evident by its many connections to the community and continued support of distinguished alumni.

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions in the nation, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of nearly 18,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Miami is distinguished by a faculty who love to teach and mentor students. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as the highest public university in the United States in the category of "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching." Only 19 national universities are noted for such commitment. Miami has appeared on this short, elite list since the inaugural year of the rankings in 2009 and has been in the top three among public universities for six years in a row.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is three to five years of fundraising experience and/or corporate sales experience, preferably in an educational setting.

The university is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs, or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560.

Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires and safety may be found at: MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.


Date Posted: June 9, 2017

Associate Director, Affinity Groups

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

The Office of Alumni Affairs works to inform, inspire and involve Princeton's global community of 90,000 undergraduate and graduate alumni around the world in the life of the University for a lifetime of learning, enrichment and service.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Regional Affairs, the Associate Director of Affinity Groups will be an integral member of a newly expanded three-person team within the Office of Alumni Affairs with primary responsibility for working with and supporting the work of alumni and alumni volunteers who engage with each other on the basis of a shared affinity or ethnic affiliation. The team will consist of an Associate Director of Affinity Groups, an Associate Director of Affiliated Groups and the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, and a coordinator. The Associate Director of Affinity Groups plays an important role in articulating a strategic framework for identifying the new affinity-based organizations and in determining what services the Office of Alumni Affairs can provide. This position will partner with designated organizations to build strong leadership teams with deep alumni pipelines for future success and will help these organizations promote interactions between alumni and develop mentoring relationships with students as appropriate.

Responsibilities

Major responsibilities of this position include maintaining regular contact with the volunteer leaders of Princeton's affinity groups (i.e., women and veterans), working in close partnership with the volunteer leaders of these organizations to ensure a broad range of on and off-campus engagement opportunities, communications, programs and events.

This position also plays an active role in planning and implementing affinity-based conferences on campus, which includes managing a volunteer steering committee, content development, speaker recruitment, budgetary oversight, and follow-up planning, working closely with the communications and events teams in the Office of Alumni Affairs.

As a member of the greater Regional Affairs team, the Associate Director will work closely with colleagues who support Princeton's broad network of clubs and regional associations, providing assistance on an as-needed basis, and will be expected to participate in all team and Office of Alumni Affairs-related activities, programs and events, giving support as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum 6 years of professional experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with strategic planning, project management, and events management

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse individuals in a team-oriented environment

  • Strong skills in organization, setting goals and priorities, balancing multiple priorities simultaneously, attention to detail, and problem solving

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to work with alumni volunteers and colleagues throughout the Princeton campus

  • Good judgement and discretion at all times and the ability to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni

  • Strong technical skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite as well as database management systems

  • A willingness to travel extensively and the ability to work nights and weekends to participate in committee meetings and other alumni events, programs, and activities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in higher education and/or not-for-profit organizations, alumni relations efforts and/or volunteer management

  • Marketing experience

  • Familiarity with Princeton University, its alumni, and its traditions

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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Date Posted: June 9, 2017

Associate Director, Leadership Gifts

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Overview

The Princeton University Office of Development secures philanthropic support for the University's highest priorities by engaging and stewarding Princeton's alumni, parents, and friends. We rely on strong partnerships with our volunteers and campus partners. Our strategy emphasizes the long view, honoring the relationships nurtured by those who came before us and empowering those who come after us to successfully build on our efforts.

*Multiple positions available*

Responsibilities

As a member of the Capital Giving staff, the Associate Director, Leadership Gifts (Associate Director) is a frontline major gift officer responsible for successfully managing a portfolio of qualified potential donors within an assigned region who are capable of making gifts to Princeton of at least $250,000 or more.

The Associate Director will manage a portfolio of between 125-150 qualified potential donors, develop long-term fundraising strategies for each assigned donor or those identified in the course of their work and in accordance with University fundraising priorities. The Associate Director will effectively represent Princeton's mission and fundraising priorities to a variety of constituencies and stakeholders and as appropriate, engage senior administrators, faculty, trustees, and volunteers in the process of cultivating and soliciting potential donors to Princeton.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and at least five to ten years of professional higher education development-related experience or related work experience.

  • A proven track record of successful major gift fundraising.

  • Strong familiarity with Princeton University and its mission.

  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Proven ability to develop and foster relationships with people at all levels of an organization, and to collaborate and influence at a high level.

  • Evidence of self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and in teams, with high personal standards representative of Princeton's commitment to excellence.

  • Strong strategic planning and project management skills necessary to set and monitor progress against goals, to develop plans and timelines, and to measure success toward goals.

  • Discretion, good judgment, and commitment to keep confidential all data related to Princeton and its alumni and donors.

  • Ability to respond quickly to changing business needs and priorities. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to produce high-quality and compelling work product under tight deadlines. Ability to work with a high degree of flexibility in a highly-collaborative, fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.

  • Commitment to the Office of Development's mission of maximizing philanthropic support for Princeton University and to adhering to its guiding principles of High Performance, Innovation, Civility, and Collaboration.

  • Sense of humor is a plus.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 070

Standard Weekly Hours

36.25

Eligible for Overtime

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)

Yes

Physical Capacity Exam Required

No

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Date Posted: June 9, 2017

Virginia Tech

Assistant Dean of Advancement, College of Engineering

Blacksburg, Virginia

College of Engineering

Virginia Tech's College of Engineering is one of the finest in the world. This is evidenced by the great demand for admission to the college's undergraduate and graduate programs, the great demand to hire the college's graduates or to admit them to graduate school, and the great demand to participate in the college's research. The excellent reputation of the College of Engineering arises from a “hands on, minds on” philosophy toward engineering education and practice that dates back many decades, and which gives it distinction among other great engineering colleges.

The College of Engineering comprises 356 faculty across 12 departments of study, and enrolled 10,259 students during 2016-2017. Thirteen percent of all first-time, full-time undergraduate students are of international origin, as are 56 percent of all graduate students. The college offers 14 undergraduate degree-granting engineering majors, as well as 16 doctoral and 19 master's programs in 17 areas of study. The college's undergraduate program is currently ranked 16th and its graduate program is ranked 27th among doctoral-granting universities by U.S. News & World Report. Its highly reputed graduate programs are among a handful of core recruiting schools for some of the world's most selective firms.

The College of Engineering continues to be on the forefront of innovation and invention, working in many disruptive technology areas. These include the mobile internet, electronic textiles, power electronics, robotics, data analytics, wireless communications, cyber security, computer visualization, additive manufacturing, propulsion, autonomous vehicles, energy harvesting, renewable energy, air quality, and nanomaterials. The comprehensive strength of the college's research portfolio is also buoyed through collaborative research in the life sciences throughout the university. Virginia Tech ranks eighth out of 381 institutions in the annual National Science Foundation survey for engineering research expenditures.

Virginia Tech Overview

Founded in 1872, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. Through its focus on teaching and learning, research and discovery, and outreach and engagement, the university creates, conveys, and applies knowledge to expand personal growth and opportunity, advance social and community development, foster economic competitiveness, and improve the quality of life. As the Commonwealth of Virginia's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 33,000 students. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

Context for Recruitment and Position Summary

Two recent developments are infusing the College of Engineering with new energy, aspirations, and resources to continue its ascendant path. First, Julia Ross has been named as the next dean of the college and Paul and Dorothea Torgersen Dean of Engineering, effective July 31, 2017. Her emergent vision for the college aligns very well with that of the university and its senior leadership, and she will ensure that the college's priorities are well articulated and commensurate to its global leadership position. She will lead the college in a collective visioning process to identify strategic priorities going forward, which will also form the basis of fundraising priorities as the college prepares for its part in Virginia Tech's next comprehensive campaign. Second, a renewed commitment to significantly enhancing College of Engineering external relations is converging with university-wide changes in development, alumni relations, and communications – defining a new era of partnership, integration, and “thinking bigger.” A university-wide advancement model is being implemented under the guidance of Charles D. “Charlie” Phlegar, who was appointed Virginia Tech's first vice president for advancement in 2015, heading a unit formed by the merger of development, alumni relations, and university relations. The College of Engineering, which raises more gifts and commitments than any other college at Virginia Tech, is an early adopter and exemplar of the advancement model at the unit level. Under the new advancement model, the college has added positions in major and annual gifts, made key hirings to lead the functional areas of alumni relations and communications, respectively, and have enhanced the college's social media presence. Most importantly, the college is coalescing the advancement functions of development, alumni relations, and communications under a new leader in the Assistant Dean of Advancement, who will provide fully integrated leadership in helping a well-performing advancement team reach a best-in-class level on par with the college's preeminent brand.

Serving as a member of the dean's senior management team, the Assistant Dean of Advancement is a newly created role responsible for planning and implementing an integrated approach to the College of Engineering advancement program by overseeing development, alumni relations, and communications programs to maximize the support and exposure of the college. The Assistant Dean serves as chief development officer and manager of the college's advancement program, with responsibility for securing private philanthropic support and producing targeted alumni and constituent engagement opportunities, as well as strategic communications that shape and extend the college's brand while furthering stakeholder engagement, programmatic initiatives, or otherwise highlighting college priorities. Dually reporting to the College of Engineering dean and to the centrally-based associate vice president of development for colleges, the Assistant Dean oversees a staff of approximately 13.

Required qualifications and experience: dedication to the mission and goals of the College of Engineering and Virginia Tech, and a demonstrable enthusiasm for technology; bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred; minimum of seven to 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, alumni relations, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign, for an institution of higher education, nonprofit organization, or other environment of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders; previous work experience in higher education and/or in a hybrid centralized-decentralized fundraising model involving multiple units is preferred; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of significant supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic and complex fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives; demonstrated ability to think strategically and to shape messaging in order to move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development; hands-on experience with six and seven-figure gifts and greater, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with alumni and annual fund strategies; demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement advancement initiatives and achieve goals; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers; skill at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions to meet goals when necessary; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office of Equity and Access at 540.231.2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner Street NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Virginia Tech 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

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


Date Posted: June 9, 2017

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT, PRINCIPAL GIFTS AND PRESIDENTIAL PRIORITIES

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Oxford, Ohio    

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Miami University in the search for an associate vice president of development, principal gifts and presidential priorities.

The associate vice president of development, principal gifts and presidential priorities will be responsible for coordinating, crafting, and overseeing the execution of the relationship management strategies for all university prospects capable of making the largest gifts to Miami. In this role, the associate vice president will work with campus colleagues to identify, build, and manage strategies and relationships with Miami University’s most capable and high capacity individuals and organizations. In addition, the associate vice president will manage support of those priorities deemed by the president and his senior leadership as most essential to Miami’s growth and success. The associate vice president will monitor the status of all principal gift prospect relationships and help leverage campus resources wherever needed to ensure their success. The AVP will work in close collaboration with the office of the president, the president’s cabinet, and other senior campus leaders to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective principal gift donors who share the president’s commitment to entrepreneurial thinking, partnership, inclusivity, community, unity, and society.

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions in the nation, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of nearly 18,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Miami is distinguished by a faculty who love to teach and mentor students. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as the highest public university in the United States in the category of “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching.” Only 19 national universities are noted for such commitment. Miami has appeared on this short, elite list since the inaugural year of the rankings in 2009 and has been in the top three among public universities for six years in a row.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is a minimum of 10 or more years of relevant experience. A proven track record in strategically working with high net worth individuals is necessary.  Candidates with a master’s degree and experience in higher education are preferred. 

The university is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560.

Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.


Date Posted: June 7, 2017

Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts

Lois L. Lindauer Searches for City of Hope

A world leader in the treatment and research of cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses, City of Hope’s scientists partner with doctors to turn laboratory breakthroughs into remedies that save lives. The organization is consistently named one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report and has received the prestigious four-star rating from Charity Navigator. From cutting-edge research to exquisite and compassionate clinical care to the advancement of biomedical education and training, the City of Hope team is committed to treating the whole person, not just the disease.

Philanthropy is in the City of Hope DNA. Since its founding in 1913, donors from across the country have supported and influenced the City of Hope vision to give people dignity and help them live longer, better lives. Today, its Office of Philanthropy is building a national reputation as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. With a unique focus on engagement and innovation, the Office of Philanthropy is now recruiting dynamic and dedicated professionals to support the City of Hope commitment to “the miracle of science with soul.” This is a tremendous chance to join a premier fundraising team that helps turn hope into reality – and changes medicine for people around the world.

The Office of Philanthropy Vision Statement: We will be known institutionally and nationally as a model of excellence among elite fundraising programs. Success will be achieved by building exceptional, long-term donor partnerships and demonstrating that all levels of philanthropic support are leveraged to realize maximum impact for City of Hope’s mission. Holding to the highest standards of professional performance and conduct, our committed staff will function as a highly collaborative, efficient and creative team.

The Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts (VP) will develop and execute annual and multi-year campaign strategies to build a robust pipeline of individual donors and prospects, focused primarily on the Principal, Major, and Special gift levels. Reporting to the SVP, Advancement Operations and Giving Campaigns, the VP will manage a personal portfolio of major and principal gifts donors and prospects, and will serve as a mentor, leader, and role model. The VP will also work with Philanthropy and Campaign Strategies senior management to identify funding priorities for clinical and research areas and create and execute fundraising strategies to support them. A minimum of 15 years of fundraising or equivalent experience is required; a background in an academic medical center or comparable academic/university setting and/or national healthcare organization is preferred. 

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Megan Abbett, Search Director, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES, at mabbett@LLLSearches.com


Date Posted: June 7, 2017

Deputy Director of Development

Drug Policy Alliance

Oakland, CA

The Drug Policy Alliance is the leading organization in the U.S. promoting alternatives to the war on drugs. We envision a just society in which the use and regulation of drugs are grounded in science, compassion, health, and human rights; in which people are no longer punished for what they put into their own bodies but only for crimes against others; and in which the fears, prejudices, and punitive prohibitions of today are no more. Our mission is to advance those policies and attitudes that best reduce the harms of both drug misuse and drug prohibition, and to promote the sovereignty of individuals over their minds and bodies. 

While we address the wide range of social, political, and economic issues touched by the war on drugs, nearly all of our efforts fall under three substantive issue areas: ending the criminalization of people who use, possess, or sell small amounts of drugs; replacing marijuana prohibition with a sensible system of regulation and taxation; and ensuring access to effective, evidence-based health interventions for people struggling with problems related to drug misuse. We approach this work with an emphasis on undoing racism and supporting the communities most devastated by the war on drugs.

In the last 15 years, DPA has expanded from its New York headquarters to include eight offices, 70-plus staff, an annual operating budget of approximately $15 million, 35,000 dues-paying members, and more than 300,000 online subscribers. We have a solid track record of success at the local, state, and federal levels and consistent visibility in prominent media and policy circles. For more information, visit our website at www.drugpolicy.org

The Position

In collaboration with the Managing Director of Development, the Deputy Director will provide strategic leadership to grow DPA’s West Coast major gifts program and will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of $20,000+ gifts. The Drug Policy Alliance’s development department is based in New York and has a team of eight, including this position.

Primary Responsibilities

Building upon the current individual fundraising program, the Deputy Director will design and implement a comprehensive campaign to grow DPA’s universe of major donors on the West Coast. The Deputy Director is responsible for the following: 

  • Developing, implementing, and regularly updating a plan to increase West Coast major giving, which includes outcomes (both monetary and expansion of the donor universe), and short- and long-term calendars of activities.

  • Building deep and meaningful relationships with new, prospective high net worth donors and serving as their conduit to DPA.

  • Soliciting and securing major gifts though individual face-to-face meetings.

  • Collaborating with members of DPA’s Board of Directors and other volunteer leaders to create an advisory committee that would convene to discuss key prospects, strategize around events, and make introductions to potential donors.

  • Writing and editing compelling donor correspondence including letters, emails, funding proposals, and reports.

  • Maintaining accurate records of donor outreach.

  • Becoming an effective spokesperson for DPA, increasing awareness of DPA’s mission and work and broadening the organization’s reputation and visibility among funders.

  • Organizing cultivation and fundraising events.

  • Handling special projects and other responsibilities, as needed.

  • Traveling occasionally and, when necessary, working evenings and weekends.

Qualifications

We are looking for a talented, experienced fundraising professional with the spirit of an entrepreneur. They must be a great speaker and storyteller, a strong and fast writer, a thoughtful and empathetic listener, and organized, methodical, and relentless. Our ideal candidate has a depth of knowledge in relevant social justice work, such as drug policy, criminal justice, human rights, or civil rights, with a strong understanding of and attention to racial justice.

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated success in personally cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting donors capable of giving $20,000+.

  • Passion for DPA’s mission to end the failed war on drugs.

  • Persistence and creativity in the pursuit of fundraising goals; strategic and resourceful with the ability to lead the major gifts program into unprecedented growth.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to listen, observe, and interact well with diverse individuals and groups; tactful, diplomatic, and appropriately assertive.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills; well-developed public speaking skills are a plus.

  • Highly self-motivated and willing to proactively take on leadership roles; confidence and ability to manage up

Terms of Employment

This position requires the candidate to live in the Bay Area. Telecommuting will not be allowed. Some travel required.

Compensation

DPA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, a generous 403(b) plan, and 25 days paid time off.

Application Process

Please send a cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and a brief writing sample to hr@drugpolicy.org. No phone calls, please. We will only contact candidates who are under consideration.

Please include the following in the subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Deputy Director of Development”.

Email submissions are preferred, but if you have a good reason for doing so, applications can be submitted by mail to:

Devon Hutchins

Human Resources Manager

Re: Deputy Director of Development

Drug Policy Alliance

131 West 33th Street, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10001

The Drug Policy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and formerly incarcerated people are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hiring those who have been adversely affected by the war on drugs.


Date Posted: June 7, 2017

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT, CORPORATE AND FOUNDATION RELATIONS

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Oxford, Ohio

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Miami University in the search for an associate vice president of development, corporate and foundation relations.

Reporting to the senior associate vice president for University Advancement, the associate vice president of development for corporate and foundation relations will manage the office of corporate and foundation relations. In particular, the associate vice president will focus on planning, organizing and implementing strategies to increase the level of engagement and maximize the philanthropic support of Miami’s top corporate and foundation prospects and donors. To succeed, it is critical that the associate Vice President coordinate with the senior team in University Advancement, the president and other campus partners to develop and execute strategies designed to increase all measures of support from this important constituency.

The corporate and foundation relations area is considered a significant growth area for Miami and has the full endorsement of the president and the senior university leadership.  The university’s strength in areas such as engineering, computation, biosciences, the social sciences, and business make it an attractive funding partner. The greater Cincinnati area serves as the home for several engaged corporate citizens like The Kroger Company, Procter and Gamble, and Fifth Third Bank. Developing university-wide strategies for corporations like these as well as for local and national foundations will enable Miami to maximize their philanthropic support.

Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions in the nation, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of nearly 18,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Miami is distinguished by a faculty who love to teach and mentor students. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as the highest public university in the United States in the category of "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching." Only 19 national universities are noted for such commitment. Miami has appeared on this short, elite list since the inaugural year of the rankings in 2009 and has been in the top three among public universities for six years in a row.

A bachelor degree is required for this position as is seven to ten years of fundraising or related experience.   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Candidates with a master’s degree and experience in higher education are preferred.

The university is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@MiamiOH.edu or 513-529-3560.

Miami University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.


Date Posted: June 7, 2017

Director of Foundation Relations and Sponsored Research

Office of Advancement

Mount Holyoke College

The director of foundation relations and sponsored research takes the lead for planning, implementing, and directing a comprehensive program of foundation, corporate, and governmental support. The director provides the expertise to advance Mount Holyoke’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate and foundation guidelines and interests, and maintains strong communications and strategic relationships with donors and program officers. The director handles many challenging and diverse projects simultaneously, including writing and editing proposals, preparing grant reports and grant- related correspondence, and conducting stewardship activities. The director maintains respectful relationships and partnerships with the president, dean of faculty, center directors, faculty members, and colleagues and departments throughout the College. The director of foundation relations and sponsored research function has a dual reporting function to the dean of faculty and the vice president for advancement.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the College’s fundraising priorities in the foundation, corporation, and sponsored research area.

  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of College priorities.

  • Identify and research funding sources and opportunities, follow funding leads, and work with appropriate faculty and departments to submit highly competitive institutional grant proposals.

  • Work with the dean of faculty’s office, the sponsored research officer, and the faculty as a whole to support faculty proposals both to government and private funding sources, for research and curriculum development grants. This includes, but is not limited to, assuring that faculty are informed of grant opportunities and potential collaborations, and assisting them with proposals, budget preparation, and grant submission.

  • Supervise the associate director of foundation relations, sponsored research officer, and foundation relations and sponsored research coordinator.

  • Monitor consistent and appropriate stewardship for institutional grants, including reports, letters, and visits as warranted.

  • Oversee preparation of internal monthly and quarterly reports of activity across all grant- seeking phases.

  • Work with sponsored research officer to organize faculty workshops on pre- and post-award issues.

  • Monitor the College’s internal faculty grants process, which is staffed by the associate director.

  • Create and assess quantitative goals and objectives for grant activities, with the overall objective of increasing proposal volume, success rates, and dollars raised.

  • Collaborate with Five College corporate and foundation relationship colleagues as well as peer liberal arts college colleagues (SCAFRO).

Qualifications

  • Exemplary listening, speaking, writing, and editing skills.

  • Strong project management and strategic planning skills.

  • Ability to create and manage budgets.

  • Proven understanding of effective identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship techniques and strategies.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of constituents and inspire team work among office colleagues.

  • Willingness to work extended hours when necessary in order to meet deadlines.

  • Ability to condense complicated information and communicate it in general, lay terms.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s highly preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in Higher Education Foundation and Sponsored Research required with emphasis on writing proposals and managing complex budgets; other related experience in grantsmanship, fundraising, communications, nonprofits or project management may be considered.

  • Experience with supervising and directing staff preferred.

  • Experience working in a Liberal Arts College environment preferred.


Date Posted: June 3, 2017

Associate Director of Development, Gift Planning

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.

University Development is a comprehensive fund raising department with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon through securing and stewarding philanthropic gifts; to raise funds from private sources to fund priorities outlined by the university’s faculty and administrative leadership.

The Associate Director serves as a front line gift planning officer to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the university. Reporting to the Sr. Director of Gift Planning, the Associate Director is responsible for the personal stewardship of members of the Arnold Bennett Hall Legacy Society (ABHLS).

The Associate Director will be responsible for meeting significant personal visit goals and for qualifying prospects for re-entry into the planned and major gift pipelines. Performance as measured against these goals will be evaluated annually. This position requires direct contact with prospects and donors and will involve extensive travel to meet with members of the ABHLS across the country.

The Associate Director will be responsible for managing a comprehensive personal stewardship program for ABHLS members with high-value documented gifts. This program will include the creation of personalized stewardship plans and oversight of their implementation. It will be carried out in close collaboration with the office of Donor Stewardship.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $55,000 – $60,000. 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/520418/assoc-dir-of-dev-gift-planning, #520418.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by June 29, 2017. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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


Date Posted: June 3, 2017

Assistant or Associate Director of the ANNUAL Fund

Knox College 

Knox College seeks an Assistant or Associate Director of the College's $3.8 million annual fund team. The position reports to the director of the Annual Fund. 

This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of engagement and giving for the first 14 years of a person’s Knox involvement; first as a student, then as an alumna/ alumnus of the College; coordinating crowdfunding programs; and strategizing with all members of the annual fund team to find new and forward-thinking ways to connect with and fully engage Knox students and alumni.

The successful candidate must be highly organized and able to perform more than one project at a time; possess an attention to detail; have proven written and excellent verbal communication skills; be comfortable with face-to-face solicitation; be creative; be excited to work as part of a team; have knowledge of social media and familiarity with data systems; and have excellent interpersonal and social skills and a high energy level.

A Bachelor's degree is required. Two to three years of fundraising or comparable experience is preferred; exceptional entry-level applicants may be considered. Knowledge of a liberal arts college environment is a plus. 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, Employment Application (found at www.knox.edu) and the names of three professional references to: Human Resources, Knox College, 2 East South Street, Box K-200, Galesburg, IL 61401; or submit online to: HR@knox.edu. 

Knox College is a nationally ranked, private, residential liberal arts college of 1,400 undergraduate students located in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1837 by social reformers strongly opposed to slavery, Knox was one of the first colleges in the United States open to all, regardless of race, gender, and financial means. With a campus population of remarkable diversity that includes students from 48 states and 51 countries, significant representation of first-generation college students, and substantial cultural and racial-ethnic diversity, Knox is a vibrant and creative community.

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or affectional preference, age, marital status, disability or other irrelevant factors in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics or any of its educational policies and programs.


Date Posted: June 3, 2017

Chief Advancement Officer, College of Law

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH 

The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University is seeking an accomplished, entrepreneurial advancement leader to serve as a change agent and direct its development and alumni relations areas. Reporting jointly to the Dean and Vice President of Development, the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) will bring a proven track record of growing development programs, implementing creative ways to engage alumni, and telling compelling stories, in order to create a case for support for law school constituents.

Position Details

Fundraising

A consummate relationship builder with gravitas and the ability to open doors to potential partners will do well in the advancement environment at Ohio State. This position will focus on raising major ($100K+) and principal ($5M+) gifts for the college through both a personal portfolio and leadership of two fundraisers. In an effort to ensure portfolio optimization, advancement research provides a prospect pool for major gift qualification, allowing attention to be spent on personal interactions that build partnerships. Annual fundraising goals currently hover around $4 million but the aspirational leader we are seeking will aim to more than double that figure over time.

Alumni Relations

As part of the college’s advancement model, the CAO also has a team of two alumni relations professionals and a communications/alumni relations professional. Providing vision and leadership will allow this team to flourish in its stewardship and strategic engagement mission.

Leadership

The need for a leader who will shape a fresh culture of teamwork is a priority in filling this role. Thus, experience leading high-performing teams and creating a motivating, collaborative environment is key. As a vital member of the Dean’s team, the CAO will build strong partnerships with senior leadership across the college, advancement leadership and colleagues across campus. The selected candidate will immediately work to fill two vacant positions to round out the fundraising function within the advancement team. The position also enjoys the support of an administrative assistant, bringing the current staff count to seven. 

Organizational Overview

The Ohio State University recently concluded its But for Ohio State Campaign which raised a record $3B to support five priorities:  placing students first, elevating faculty and the academic enterprise, creating modern learning environments, emboldening the research agenda and driving high-impact innovation. Looking towards the future, the university’s 2020 Vision establishes three key pillars for the future: 1) access, affordability and excellence; 2) community engagement; and 3) diversity and inclusion.

The Moritz College of Law is one of the most respected law schools in the world with 10,000 alumni central to its reputation. Moritz is known for its rigorous academic program, the pioneering research of its world-class faculty, a deep commitment to teaching and professional training, and the development of future leaders. Innovative approaches to launching careers have placed the College of Law among the top five public schools in employment. The resulting national momentum has propelled the College to its highest rankings ever, and a 20% rise in applications in the midst of flat law school applications nationally.

Development success has also been a crucial driver for the College. The College of Law derives the largest percentage of its budget from giving of any college at Ohio State. Fundraising exceeded $5 million in three of the past four years, and the College closed the But for Ohio State campaign at almost $36 million on a $25 million goal.

“We are training the lawyers and leaders of the 21st century. The practice and substance of law are changing as rapidly as the rest of the world. Our innovative teaching and research anticipate and respond to this constant evolution and carry our excellence forward to provide a great law school at Ohio State.” – Dean Alan Michaels

Requirements

We are seeking experienced fundraisers who possess a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of ten years of accomplishments in major gift fundraising who have managed development and alumni relations functions. Success raising principal or transformational gifts along with experience in a complex higher education environment strongly preferred. Ability to share successful experiences leading change, creating high performance culture and demonstrating superb leadership also preferred. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including overnight travel.   

You Need To Know

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

How to Apply

To apply, please visit http://osujoblinks.com/lquf

To learn more about University Advancement, visit www.advancement.osu.edu. Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Recruitment Manager, at mizer.43@osu.edu.

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


Date Posted: June 3, 2017

Executive Director of Advancement 

The University of Virginia

The University of Virginia Library is hiring a new Executive Director of Advancement to lead their advancement team as we embark on the University’s Third Century Campaign.

The Executive Director will be a member of the Library's leadership team and work directly with the Dean to develop strategic goals and fundraising priorities, which will include the renovation of Alderman Library as part of the University's capital campaign. He/she will lead the Library's Advancement team to engage prospects, to collaborate with faculty and staff within and beyond the Library, and to develop and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans for annual giving, major gift solicitations, and other fundraising efforts. As a front-line fundraiser, the Executive Director of Advancement will develop and manage a portfolio of current and prospective major-gift level donors ($100K+) and move them towards giving levels that achieve annual and long-range fundraising goals of the University Library. The bicentennial celebrations will provide a unique opportunity to leverage the Library's singular role in documenting the University's history, and to engage donors in the opportunity to shape a new library for the University's third century.

The successful candidate will have at least four years of demonstrated success in fundraising, ideally in a higher education or library setting, and possess a high degree of initiative and creativity, the ability to lead and inspire others, and the skills to engage donors with a passion for stewarding scholarship and the cultural record.  

To learn more, and/or apply, please visit: https://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81972.  (Job Posting #0621036)

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Date Posted: June 2, 2017

Loyal Donor Program Analyst

The Nature Conservancy

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 backyard. 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.

Become a force for nature and healthy planet by joining our team! The Nature Conservancy has launched a brand new initiative to focus on loyal donors, one of our best sources of support for conservation work. As a science-based organization, we rely on data to inform our business processes and procedures. This role will be integral in helping develop the Loyal Donor Program’s approach to data management and analysis. The Loyal Donor Program Analyst will be a trainer, a thought partner, and an analytical leader among the team. This position also involves frequent interaction with staff throughout the organization.

We are looking for a motivated, eager, and positive person to join our team.  To be successful and happy in this position, the candidate needs to have confidence in decision making and problem solving, have flexibility, and handle multiple projects at the same time.  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 equivalent combination.

  • Experience generating reports, and analyzing and interpreting data.

  • Experience managing and implementing multiple projects.

  • Experience with current technology in relevant field.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams

  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful experience in managing multiple projects and implementing strategic program goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to write creatively and communicate well with various audiences.

  • Advanced knowledge of data analysis and management for the purposes of preparing reports, coordinating activities, and solving problems.

  • Database skills, including managing and tracking data, and producing reports.

  • Strong organization skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • Multi-lingual; multi-cultural, cross cultural experience an asset 

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 building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses in order to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world and believe in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 45429 by 11:59 pm ET on June 7, 2017. Please note that the position location is negotiable, with preference for location in a TNC office.

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


Date Posted: June 1, 2017

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.  Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University is underway, making this an especially exciting time for you to consider joining our team.  You and your colleagues will partner with alumni and friends of the university to ensure a strong foundation for the future.  

For additional information regarding the university, the campaign, 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:

Annual Giving Programs

Medical Development and Grateful Patients

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Corporate and Foundation Relations

Reunion Giving

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: June 1, 2017 

Georgia Institute of Technology

Office of Development and

Georgia Tech Athletic Association

Position Description

Director of Development II (Athletics)

Summary                                                                                                                 

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities providing a focused, technologically-based education to some 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is consistently ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S News and World Report.  Degrees are offered through the Colleges of Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences. 

Georgia Tech’s NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program is one steeped in history and tradition, while embracing strategic innovation.  Tech fans are passionate about their support of their beloved Yellow Jackets and cherish the many traditions involved with the program. The Georgia Tech Athletic Association sponsors varsity intercollegiate athletics competition in 17 sports and more than 300 student athletes.              

The Office of Development is principally responsible for securing the understanding and philanthropic support of the private sector for the Institute and its programs.  The Office focuses its efforts on obtaining commitments for major and principal gifts to the Institute and its associated foundations and leads the comprehensive fundraising efforts which results in gift revenues in excess of $100 million annually.   

With a focus on alumni and friends, the Director of Development (Athletics) serves as a development officer with primary responsibility for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and principal gift donors and potential donors in support of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association through its fundraising arm, the Alexander-Tharpe Fund.

The Director will at all times perform duties and responsibilities in compliance with and in a manner consistent with the said rules, constitutional provisions, bylaws, policies, regulations, and interpretation as now constituted or as they may be amended by the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). In accordance with the NCAA rules and regulations you expressly agree that if found in violation of NCAA regulations, you will be subject to appropriate disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCA Enforcement Procedures and other relevant NCAA regulations. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works in collaboration with other athletic development officers in support of the philanthropic goals of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association, securing gifts in support of current operations, permanent endowment, and capital facilities.  

  • Creates and implements a development plan to maximize private gift support from assigned pool of donors and prospective major and principal gift donors.

  • Establishes individual visitation and philanthropic goals which include identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective individual major and principal gift donors.  

  • As appropriate, work in collaboration with regional development officers, unit development officers, and Gift Planning, as well as the President, Provost, and Vice President for Development, Athletic Director, coaches, and volunteers.  

  • Ensures appropriate donor and volunteer recognition and stewardship.

  • Expectation of attending, as staffing as appropriate, athletic events locally, regionally, and nationally as a representative of the GTAA and Athletic Development.

Qualifications

  • A master’s degree, or bachelor’s degree and equivalent experience is required.

  • Demonstrated success in major and principal gift fundraising with a focus on individuals, understanding and experience in a multifaceted comprehensive campaign planning and execution, preferably in a research university and/or within intercollegiate athletics environment.

  • Demonstrated management, administrative, motivational, and consensus-building skills, with solid judgment and sensitivity to others.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and temperament to work with all levels of business leaders, faculty, administration, and development officers.

  • Outstanding organizational abilities including ability to organize and work effectively with volunteers.

  • Demonstrated ability for closing major and principal gift solicitations as well as ability to facilitate the ask.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • A proactive style, self-motivated with little supervision.

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and to work well under pressure.

  • Understanding of information management tools required in development work, including alumni databases.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 8-10 business days per month.

Reports to:  Associate Vice President for Development (Athletics)


Date Posted: June 1, 2017

Assistant Director, Financial Reporting & Development Services

Harvard University

Position Summary:
As part of the Alumni and Development Services (ADS) team, the Assistant Director, Financial Reporting and Development Services creates reporting infrastructure for best-in-class practices and service. The Assistant Director position collaborates with partners across Harvard including Alumni Affairs & Development, Central Administration, Schools, and Units to build efficient reporting practices within ADS and to analyze and share data and information across departments. In collaboration with the Senior Associate Director, this position develops reporting tools to support multiple functions including financial controls reporting, multi-year financial planning, fundraising reporting, and ad hoc data analysis. In partnership with the Associate Director, Compliance and Internal Controls, this role will oversee the automation of quality control activities, including building streamlined controls reporting, developing error tracking methodologies, and measuring key department activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and manage effective working relationships with other departments, groups and personnel
  • Oversee standardization of reconciliation and controls reporting between Alumni & Development Services, University Planned Giving, and Harvard Management Company
  • Manage the University's annual pledge review process in partnership with the Associate Director, Compliance and Internal Controls
  • Perform monthly, bi-annual, and year-end gift/pledge and reconciliation data reporting to development and financial offices
  • Conduct analysis of quarterly financial results
  • Develop in-depth understanding of underlying data, data structures, and business uses of data, as well as gather and document functional and technical requirements, and translate requirements into reporting solutions, analytic tools, and dashboards to deliver actionable data to end users
  • Create simple to complex data, reporting, and business intelligence solutions by utilizing existing reporting, analytics and business intelligence platforms
  • Provide support as required to ensure the availability and optimized performance of developed business intelligence applications and reports
  • Identify gaps in data collection, the data model, and meta data for future infrastructure enhancements
  • Comply with controls, standards, best practices, and policies defined for the team
  • Ability to retrieve, analyze and present data
  • Write and execute comprehensive test plans that validate the accuracy of information and functionality to ensure delivery of high quality business intelligence applications
  • Train staff in the use of data systems to streamline processes and properly utilize reporting tools

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree at an accredited university with a degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Minimum of four to five years of work experience in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge/understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects on deadline
  • Familiarity or proficiency with the university development system (Advance), the university financial system (CREW, Oracle), and the university chart of accounts maintenance system (CSMA)
  • Hands-on experience with business intelligence or equivalent experience in data analysis, reporting, and relational databases
  • Detail-oriented and familiar with best practices for software development lifecycles; preference given to experience with QlikView implementations and data architecture. Experience with Excel and SharePoint; preference given to experience with Nintex
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high volume environment. Experience working in an academic environment
  • Communicate effectively with technical staff and non-technical staff; public speaking and presentation skills required
  • High customer service orientation
  • Must be able to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment
  • Superb organizational skills. Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change. Ability to manage multiple tasks under competing deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills with experience writing functional requirements and an appreciation for structured development techniques in conjunction with software release management processes
  • Must be conscious of data security and risk management
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team; able to work effectively with internal and external constituencies in a University environment; adept at evaluating problems accurately and displaying sound and confidential judgment; must have an even disposition and be able to work effectively and politely with all people from all types of backgrounds and experience and in all types of situations.

Date Posted: June 1, 2017

Regional Director, FAS Capital Giving, West Coast Development Office

Harvard University

Summary:
As a member of the FAS ADC team, this full-time, exempt position reports to the Associate Director, FAS ADC. The ADC department is responsible for donor and faculty engagement strategies and matching donor interests with Harvard content to ensure impactful philanthropy and positive donor experiences.

The position serves as a principal point of contact to FAS faculty and administrative leaders who participate in FAS development activity. S/he is responsible for communication, coordination, travel planning, briefing, and follow-up with faculty and administrators related to their involvement with FAS development.

In concert with the Associate Director, this position contributes to high-level strategy and planning for senior administrator and faculty leader activity, working to ensure that donor engagement strategies are developed and implemented in ways that will advance the fundraising priorities of the FAS, University, and Campaign.

S/he advises development staff on appropriate faculty/administrators for development activity – ranging from individual prospect/donor meetings to small- and large-scale events – and is responsible for event program-planning and coordination of on- and off-campus faculty programming for development purposes. S/he coordinates with FAS development colleagues and academic leaders to identify and vet newer faculty for participation in development programming.

This position coordinates information flow and decision-making processes, including collaboration with colleagues across FAS Development, in the University Development Office and the Harvard Alumni Association, and in Harvard academic offices. S/he coordinates and communicates with fundraisers on event and donor engagement strategies.

In addition to Harvard alumni and friends, this client-service position routinely interacts with administrators, faculty, and staff. This position includes administrative and research duties, and may include other related responsibilities and projects as determined by supervisor.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Serves as a principal point of contact to FAS faculty and administrative leaders who participate in FAS development activity. Identifies and recruits faculty and administrators to participate in development events and meetings and manages speaker/academic programming and content for a range of development-focused events.
  2. Coordinates briefing process (in person meetings and written briefings) for faculty/administrators and follow-up with and/acknowledgement to speakers.
  3. Creates and manages detailed itineraries for faculty and administrator trips that include development events and/or prospect visits. Writes, coordinates, and directs distribution of event and prospect meeting briefings.
  4. Works with Associate Director, Assistant Director, and frontline regional directors to establish, prioritize, and implement prospect pipelines for select academic and administrative leaders in key cities. Works closely with frontline staff to organize faculty and/or administrator meetings for individual donor visits on and off campus.
  5. With the Associate Director, contributes to high-level strategy and planning for senior administrator and faculty leader activity, to ensure that engagement strategies are developed and implemented in ways that will advance the fundraising priorities of the FAS, University, and Campaign.
  6. Coordinates with FAS development colleagues and academic leaders to identify and vet newer faculty for participation in development programming.
  7. Coordinates information flow and decision-making processes, including collaboration with colleagues across FAS Development, in the University Development Office and the Harvard Alumni Association, and in Harvard academic offices. Identifies and coordinates opportunities for collaboration within FAS Development and communicates with fundraisers on event and donor engagement strategies.
  8. In addition to Harvard alumni and friends, this client-service position routinely interacts with administrators, faculty, and staff. Cultivates favorable working relationships with institutional and external constituencies. Provides highest level of client service.
  9. Attends planning meetings, training sessions, conferences, and workshops as necessary.
  10. Handles various research and administrative duties (e.g. arranging meetings, answering phones, maintaining files, entering data).
  11. The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree at an accredited university with a minimum of four years of experience in planning and coordinating donor, prospect and/or alumni engagement activity; Occasional travel and additional evening and weekend hours may be required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience in a fundraising and/or academic environment preferred;
  • Must have experience in project management in a fast-paced environment;
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal and communication (speaking and writing) skills;
  • Ability to establish and promote good working relationships with alumni, colleagues, faculty, administrators, and students;
  • Must be a professional, proactive, creative, collaborative, conscientious, and results-oriented individual;
  • Should have ability to think strategically and conceptually, and display sound judgment;
  • Must be energetic, motivated to learn and open to change;
  • Must be flexible and able to handle multiple tasks accurately under deadline pressure. Proven ability working in a complex organization and making informed decisions in the context of strategic organizational goals and policies;
  • Must be able to work independently and take initiative;
  • Must have ability to handle confidential materials with discretion;
  • Solid computer skills in a PC environment, knowledge of Microsoft Office with the capability to master new software applications and technologies, including database management.

Date Posted: June 1, 2017

Assistant Director, Alumni Affairs & Development, Time Limited

Harvard University

Summary:
As a member of the Alumni Affairs and Development Events, this full-time time limited, exempt position reports to the Associate Director, Alumni Affairs and Development Events. The position provides detailed technical and logistical support for cultivation and recognition events in support of the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) Development department.
Directs all event planning and management aspects of assigned FAS Development events and high-level donor engagement committees such as venue and vendor selections and contract negotiations, creation of invitation pools, tracking, communications, program development, material preparation, budgeting, timelines, data management/analysis, and on site staffing plans and troubleshooting. Coordinates and communicates with fundraisers and Senior Management on event and donor engagement strategies. Works to ensure that events and meetings are developed and implemented to advance the fundraising priorities of the University. This position also facilitates the stewardship efforts for individual major gift donors to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences via events and specialized programs. In coordination with Directors, directs, mentors, and determines event tasks of Staff Assistants. In addition to Harvard alumni and friends, this client-service position routinely interacts with administrators, faculty, staff, and outside vendors. This position includes administrative and research duties, and may include other related responsibilities and projects as determined by supervisor.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Directs all event planning and management aspects of assigned development events such as venue and vendor selections, creation of invitation pools, tracking, program development, material preparation, communications, budget, timelines, data management/analysis, and on site staffing plans and troubleshooting. Coordinates and communicates with fundraisers and Senior Management on event and donor engagement strategies. Works to ensure that events and meetings are developed and implemented in ways that will advance the fundraising priorities of the University.
  2. Responsible for logistics, membership processes and program planning for high-level donor engagement committees.
  3. Oversees, trains, and directs work assignments of various events of Staff Assistants in coordination with Directors within Alumni Affairs and Development Events.
  4. Researches and negotiates contracts with outside vendors and venues.
  5. Write and direct distribution of event briefings.
  6. Conduct level one research for such needs as event bios and gift histories using resources such as BSR Advance, the Internet, University Archives, and Central Files.
  7. Attends planning meetings, training sessions, and events. Attends additional training sessions, conferences, and workshops as necessary.
  8.  Serve as event planning consultant to fundraising staff and Senior Management.
  9. Cultivate favorable working relationships with institutional and external constituencies. Provide highest level of client service.
  10. Handle various administrative duties (e.g. ordering event materials, arranging meetings, answering phones, maintaining files, entering data, expenses).
  11. Responsible for projects at the direction of the Associate Director.
  12. The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position.

Basic Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree at an accredited university with four or more years' experience in planning and coordinating events and meetings; excellent speaking, writing, and client service skills required. Professional phone etiquette required. Travel required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Event planning experience in fundraising environment preferred;
  • Proven ability in project management, preferably with events;
  • Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to establish and promote good working relationships with alumni, colleagues, faculty, administrators, students, and vendors. Must be flexible and possess the ability to handle multiple tasks accurately under deadline pressure. Proven ability working in a complex organization and making informed decisions in the context of strategic organizational goals and policies. Must be able to work independently and take initiative. Must have ability to handle confidential materials with discretion;
  • Must be a professional, proactive, creative, collaborative, conscientious, and results-oriented individual. Should have ability to think strategically and conceptually, and display sound judgment;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Software and solid computer skills in a PC environment with the capability to master new software applications and technologies, including database management.
  • Must be energetic, motivated to learn, and open to change.
  • Must be available to work additional evening and weekend hours.

Date Posted: June 1, 2017

Assistant Director, FAS Academic & Development Coordination

Harvard University

Summary:
This full-time exempt position is based in San Francisco and is part of the West Coast team. The position is part of the broader Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Development Office of Capital Giving and reports to the Managing Director of West Coast Capital Giving in Harvard's San Francisco Office. This position is responsible for raising endowment and capital support for FAS at the $500K+ level. The qualified candidate will manage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects in assigned regions, and at various stages of their relationship with Harvard. Development stages include qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Extensive travel throughout the year will be required.

This position serves the University in multiple capacities and qualified candidates require a sophisticated understanding of major gift fundraising principles and practices, and an exceptional level of professionalism, collegiality, self-motivation and organization alongside a familiarity with the goals and objectives of FAS, and of the entire Harvard Alumni and Affairs and Development (AA&D) organization. Excellent communication and writing skills are essential to the position as well as the ability to coordinate with colleagues throughout FAS Development, University Development Office (UDO), Harvard departments, as well as volunteers, senior administrators and faculty.

This role will have a 6 month probationary period

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gift prospects in assigned regions, and at various stages of their relationship with Harvard, including qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Complete a minimum of 150 personal visits with prospective donors and close a minimum of 10 $500K+ gifts and pledges, including at least 2 bequest intentions or planned gifts.
  • Develop and implement prospect strategies to move prospects through the moves management giving cycle. In addition to face to face visits, utilize various communication methods such as phone and correspondence to keep donors informed and connected to Harvard.
  • Actively seek and qualify new prospects for addition to the FAS major gift pipeline through referrals from prospects, list reviews and other methods that may develop throughout the fiscal year. Proactively work to engage and cultivate all new prospects identified, including those newly added to portfolio by Research through the assignment process.
  • Complete and maintain current data tracking for entire prospect portfolio in ADVANCE. This includes timely completion of contact reports, updating prospect stages, next step tasks, and proposals.
  • Build strong working relationships with colleagues from Gift Planning, Reunions and Annual Campaigns, Harvard Alumni Association, University Development Office and the Schools and Units to proactively maximize the size of gifts from donors.
  • Actively engage FAS volunteers, through the Harvard College Fund Executive Committee, FAS Campaign Committees and Class Reunion leadership, by identifying how they can best assist our efforts and helping volunteers pursue and manage these activities.
  • Support administrator and faculty travel to respective region(s) and during donor campus visits. Provide administrators with accurate and timely meeting preparation, including planning logistics and briefings, as well as prompt follow up.
  • Work closely with Senior Administrator liaisons, Program Coordinators and Staff Assistant teams to facilitate work such as data entry, travel planning, proposal writing, event planning, prospect research, and administrator briefings.
  • Serve as a member of the AA&D team by participating in group strategy discussions, providing project leadership when requested by management, sharing information with colleagues and contributing to the achievement of the overall goals of Harvard University.
  • Actively seek to improve professional skill and knowledge and understanding of Harvard by developing relationships with colleagues across campus, attending campus events and activities and participating in training activities designed for this purpose.
  • The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree at an accredited university required. Minimum of 6 years' experience in university fundraising and administration or related transferable experience.
  • Travel expectations required with approximately 30 percent of working days on the road, depending on internal assignments.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills and written communication skills required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of academic communities is preferred. Demonstrated success in leadership or major gifts or applicable ability, writing fundraising materials, devising sophisticated cultivation and solicitation strategies is preferred. Proven ability to motivate, engage, and work with prospects and volunteers, university officials, faculty, and staff or similar constituencies.
  • Must be professional, honest, trustworthy, and handle confidential information with discretion. Must have an even disposition and be able to deal effectively and politely with people from diverse backgrounds/experiences and in a variety of situations. Must have the ability to evaluate problems accurately and display good judgment in all cases. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and efficient. Must maintain a professional and caring demeanor and have a strong and tenacious work ethic. Must be collaborative, conscientious, and results-oriented. Must have the ability to innovate, think strategically, and conceptually, manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle challenges with a sense of humor. Must be able to listen carefully as well as to influence and persuade others. Must exhibit great written communication skills and have the ability to produce clear documentation.
  • Must be motivated to learn and flexible to change. Must be creative and proactive yet disciplined, discriminating and able to streamline work volume in order to maintain bottom line efforts in midst of multi-tasking and daily re-prioritizing, with manager's guidance.
  • Computer literacy required; must have experience with Microsoft Office Suite and databases.