Date Posted: June 19, 2018

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation

Director, Principal Gifts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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

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

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

Principal giving will be a vital part of the Foundation's goal of markedly increasing contributed revenue, which is underscored by the establishment of a dedicated team for principal giving, to be led by the newly created role of Director of Principal Gifts (“Director”). Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving, the Director will lead the development of a principal gifts program, with a focus on donors with capacity for gifts of $1 million or more (with the eventual goal of focusing on gifts of $5 million or more). The Director will play an important role in developing and supporting giving opportunities that transcend an individual clinical area to maximize the Hospital's potential. The Director will manage a select portfolio of donors, particularly those with multiple interests across the Hospital. The Director of Principal Gifts will lead, manage, and mentor the Director of Development for Hospital Initiatives (principal giving officer) and the Major Gift Officer for Community Impact.

The Director will have a sophisticated understanding of how to align a donor's interests with the goals of the institution, as well as experience working in structuring gifts that involve complex assets, multiple family members, and donors who have transformational capacity. The successful candidate will be a proven leader, manager, mentor, and collaborative colleague who is comfortable leading major initiatives and supporting the leadership of others, and who has a track record of effectively spearheading organizational change.

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

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

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

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

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

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

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development and Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: June 18, 2018

Executive Director of Foundation Relations

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

http://www.utexas.edu

In the University's own words, “What starts here changes the world.” The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) provides public access to a first-class education and the tools of discovery. This has resulted in a culture of ambition and leadership, where physical scale is matched by bold goals and achievements.

The University is internationally recognized as a bold, ambitious leader in research and higher education. A member of the prestigious Association for American Universities (AAU), UT Austin is one of the nation's premier centers for academic excellence and has more than 40 programs ranked among the top 10 in the country. The flagship campus of The University of Texas System (UT System), it is the fifth-largest university in the United States, with approximately 40,000 undergraduate students and over 11,000 graduate and professional students from across the nation and more than 118 countries. With groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques, UT Austin creates a seamless blend of tradition and innovation. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the University provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow's artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.

The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an Executive Director of Foundation Relations. The Executive Director will be a highly strategic, exceedingly knowledgeable leader, manager and colleague, who will bring a proven ability to partner with University leadership across campus in support of groundbreaking programs and research that changes the world. The ideal candidate will bring experience in successfully pursuing and receiving six-figure and above gifts from the foundation sector and managing a team of foundation relations officers. S/He will be organized, nimble, creative, and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 10 years demonstrated success in higher education, developing relationships and soliciting gifts is required.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant at LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES, at http://bit.ly/UTAUSTINEDFOUNDREL


Date Posted: June 14, 2018

Associate Director, Annual Giving

Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Mellon University

Job Summary

It is an exciting time to join Carnegie Mellon University, a highly regarded global research university, ranked among the top 25 universities in the U.S. In the three years since the completion of its last campaign, which raised $1.2 billion, CMU has raised $500 million in private philanthropic support, which has further fueled the university's ambitions in this area. This position is key to the plans that CMU and the Tepper School of Business are making for the future.

Founded in 1949, the Tepper School of Business at CMU pioneered the field of management science and analytical decision-making, and is recognized as one of the world's leading institutions for management education. The Tepper School's notable contributions to the intellectual community include nine winners of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement at the Tepper School, the Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for administering specific fundraising programs around class giving initiatives by working with volunteers, giving officers, and the management team to develop and implement a comprehensive reporting, communication and solicitation plan. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Identify and create volunteer committees driven by volunteer leaders for participating classes
  • Manage class-based, reunion giving crowdfunding pages and support volunteers as needed to drive fundraising efforts
  • Through analysis and personal interaction, drive donor pipeline to increase giving participation in honor of reunion year and make recommendations to frontline fundraisers to increase overall reunion giving dollars
  • Working with colleagues in central advancement, create class-based reunion giving communications/solicitations via e-mail, direct mail, social media and through the student calling center
  • Coordinate with alumni relations and advancement staff to ensure giving initiatives are integrated with the current program of events for reunion weekend
  • Work with current first and second year MBA students to drive class gift efforts hitting high metrics for participation as well as retain/upgrade donors after graduation.
  • Collaborate with other Annual Giving staff to support class-based giving efforts through the Tepper Alumni Philanthropy (TAP) Volunteer program.
  • Maintain pertinent annual giving web content and help author solicitation messages for assigned audience segments
  • Assist with direct marketing solicitation efforts through writing, proofing and brainstorming as needed
  • Provide regular statistical and financial reports on the status of assigned program areas
  • Work collaboratively with Advancement team members to execute strategies that achieve maximum program success
  • Work with central annual giving to maintain student calling program materials, statistics, and implement strategies as needed
  • Maintain ongoing knowledge of philanthropic and annual giving trends, particularly in the areas of volunteer management, peer solicitation and reunion giving
  • Other Annual Giving related duties as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Tepper.  Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Master's degree highly desired, but a combination of education, training and experience will be considered;
  • Minimum three years of experience, preferably in higher education fundraising;
  • Knowledge of the principles of fundraising; ability to see and understand the objectives of the University Advancement division, and to integrate goals with those objectives;
  • Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic advance plans for prospect moves management;
  • Personal belief in mission, goals and objectives of private higher education and ability to articulate the case for support for the vision/mission/goals of Carnegie Mellon;
  • An interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university's fundraising priorities through developing excellent working relationships with university constituencies;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop and execute appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers, faculty, and university leadership; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors;
  • Ability to work under pressure of deadlines and dollar goals;
  • Valid state driver's license. Must successfully complete a driver's education license verification on an annual basis and successfully complete the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving training program once every three years;
  • Ability to travel to other campus locations, both on and off campus. Required to travel around the region and to other areas of the country;
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University

University Advancement supports the entire CMU community in securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking senior advancement professionals with a passion for higher education and who appreciate the role of philanthropy in enabling the university to accomplish its mission.

Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html

Benefits

Carnegie Mellon offers a flexible benefits program featuring multiple coverage plan options for health, dental, vision and life insurance. Other benefits include a generous retirement program, tuition remission and paid time off policy.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a­ glance/index.html

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CMU is based in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the U.S. Pittsburgh continues to place high on many "best of" lists, including "The Top 10 Cities Techies Should Consider Moving to in 2016" by Huffington Post. Situated at the intersection of three rivers with mountains and lakes nearby, Pittsburgh was also recognized as the 5th best city for an active lifestyle by WalletHub. Zagat named the city the No. 1 food city in America this year. Pittsburgh has the environment, cultural happenings, vigorous sports scene, affordable housing, and food to make living here enticing to many.

Visit http://www.visitpittsburgh.com/ and  http://www.downtownpittsburgh.com/

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

Department URL: https://www.cmu.edu/tepper/

Job Function: Advancement / Development

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 

Time Type: Full Time

Organization: TEPPER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 

Salary: negotiable


Date Posted: June 14, 2018

Loyal Donor Officer, New York

The Nature Conservancy

POSITION PROFILE

Loyal Donor Officer, New York

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

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

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

  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

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

  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.

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

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

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

This position will fill TWO Loyal Donor Officer positions. The preferred location for these positions are New York City (or negotiable in metro area) and Albany or the Rochester-Buffalo area. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46603.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on July 10, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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


Date Posted: June 10, 2018

Chief Advancement Officer, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has come a long way since Virginia Tech's modest beginnings as Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College in 1872. Through its land-grant mission of teaching, research, and Extension, the college has been instrumental in helping agriculture and other life-science industries make significant strides in improving people's lives. Today's college is adapting to society's expectations and needs by focusing its resources and efforts on improving human health and nutrition, sustaining agriculture and the environment, reducing the reliance on fossil fuels, and developing cures for devastating and debilitating diseases.

Nationally ranked among the top institutions of its kind, CALS focuses on the science and business of living systems through learning, discovery, and engagement.

Academics – The college offers a wide range of educational programming that provides hands-on learning opportunities, including associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. During the 2017-2018 academic year, CALS enrolled 2,729 undergraduate students and 425 graduate students.

Research – Scientists and students tackle current and emerging issues in agriculture and life sciences through innovative, cutting-edge research that addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time. At approximately $115 million per year, CALS is ranked fifth among peer colleges in the National Science Foundation's annual survey of higher education research expenditures. The college receives more funding annually from the National Institutes of Health than any other unit at Virginia Tech.

Extension – Through a system of on-campus specialists and locally based educators, Virginia Cooperative Extension delivers education in the areas of agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community viability, and 4-H youth development. Extension reaches more than 1.8 million people each year with face-to-face programs and another 1.7 million via educational information.

Virginia Tech

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. The Commonwealth of Virginia's most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 34,000 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

Much more than “cows and plows,” the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is not your typical “ag school.” The college has expanded significantly into the life sciences, as few of its peers have, giving CALS a breadth that extends far beyond its historical focus on production agriculture and applied research therein. CALS' progressive profile is positioning it to help solve the grand challenges of tomorrow and access new resources related to human health and wellness, family nutrition, community health, sustainability of natural resources, food security, and precision agriculture, among other areas. The work of the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station and Virginia Cooperative Extension ensure that CALS is enhancing the quality of Virginians' individual and family lives, as well as the social and economic vigor of the Commonwealth overall. Moreover, the vast, state-wide network of agricultural research and Extension centers and Extension field offices afford CALS a multitude of wide-ranging relationships with local, state, and federal governments in partnership with tens of thousands of citizens, who, through local Extension Leadership Councils, help design, implement, and evaluate needs-driven programs. With well over 100,000 youth participating annually in 4-H and youth development programs, and more than 45,000 volunteers, among other varied constituencies, Extension substantially augments CALS' 21,000 living alumni to form the basis of a robust pipeline of stakeholders. State-of-the-art CALS facilities, agriculture and natural resources initiatives to help sustain environmental resources and profitability related to agricultural and forestry production, and Virginia Tech's new business engagement center are fostering expansion of corporate partnerships. Having started with a focus on agriculture and the home, CALS now addresses a wide range of critical issues on a community, state, national, and global scale. Whether working in the classroom, in one of the 108 Extension field offices in Virginia, in an urban community in Fairfax County, in a research lab, or in Senegal, Africa, CALS is educating current and future leaders, and helping communities to become more sustainable and thrive.

Amid this favorable context, CALS is well-positioned to continue its ascendant path, and its advancement team will lead the college in identifying new philanthropic pathways and partnerships to achieve sustainable success. Serving as a member of the Dean's senior management team, the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) is responsible for planning and implementing an integrated approach to CALS' advancement program by overseeing development, alumni relations, and communications programs to maximize the support and exposure of the college. The CAO 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 and Virginia Cooperative Extension priorities. The CAO 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. Dually reporting to the CALS Dean and to the centrally-based Associate Vice President of Development for Colleges, the CAO oversees a staff of approximately 10.

Required qualifications and experience: dedication to the mission and goals of CALS 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; 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 8, 2018

Earthjustice

Administrative Associate (Planned Gifts)

San Francisco, CA

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

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

The Administrative Associate (Planned Gifts) works under the supervision of the Director of Planned Gifts and is an integral part of a growing team.   This position requires a self‐starter who is able to work both collaboratively and independently and possesses strong interpersonal skills. The position requires excellent writing and analytical skills, diplomacy and discretion, and the ability to adapt and think creatively and critically. The Administrative Associate must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and be highly detail‐oriented.  This position is responsible for handling all incoming donor inquiries and requires service-oriented responses to questions, requests for information and follow up needed.

Informed by the strategic direction of the Director, he/she will take the lead in all areas of departmental reporting and analytics, providing project support independently and administrative support as needed. He/she will coordinate and improve existing reporting methods as well as design new ways to report that meet emergent quantitative and qualitative data needs.   He/she maintains ongoing communication and works directly with the entire development team, particularly with Major Gifts, Development Operations, Finance, and Information Technology teams to maintain alignment on cross-departmental projects. These responsibilities include but are not limited to direct donor contact; complex data tracking, reporting, analysis, and hygiene; writing and copy-editing assignments; portfolio coordination; and other tasks as assigned.  The position requires frequent interaction with staff members across the organization.

Responsibilities:

Data Management and Analysis 40%

  • Create, edit, and run a variety of database queries to provide regular and ad hoc data lists, reports, and analysis for use in trip planning, events and mailings, and to help measure the success of the overall the planned gifts program, including marketing efforts and staff activities and collaboration with the major gifts team.

  • Perform in-depth data analysis and research to identify potential and high-value prospects for inclusion in gift officer portfolios and customized strategies.

  • Provide support for the development and management of donor portfolios and moves management processes to ensure that all donor contact is recorded and that data is accurate. Provide data entry and data hygiene assistance, including entering and updating donor records in database.

  • Utilizing the donor database, manage all information relating to current planned giving donors, prospects, and estates in a manner that emphasizes the highest standards of accuracy, timeliness, thoroughness, and confidentiality. Capture essential donor information, including content from personal contact, correspondence, and interactions.

  • Initiate ways to enhance departmental reporting and data management.

  • Extract and manage data in diverse ways that help build our understanding of prospects and donors, tying in to the customer relationship management platform whenever feasible.

Project Management 20%

  • Coordinate fulfillment of inquiries, including tracking responses, preparing fulfillment materials, and prompting staff follow up.

  • In coordination with Planned Gifts staff, develop, research, and implement procedures and systems solutions to ensure the effective use of staff time and available technical resources.  Draft and maintain accurate documentation of program workflows and procedures.

  • Work with the Major Gifts and Donor Relations teams to coordinate the various aspects of select events and mailings, such as the Annual Report, victory updates, and regional and program reports, to help ensure message and strategy alignment and the effective leveraging of existing materials and activities.

  • Represent the Planned Gifts team on working groups with Major Gifts, Donor Relations, and Development Operations staff to ensure the coordination and alignment of the cross-teams activities and processes.

  • Work with the Information Technology and Development Operations teams to implement updated software systems and data management processes.

Donor Cultivation and Stewardship 10%

  • Provide first line of customer service support for donors contacting the department by mail, email and phone; triaging as well as fulfilling information to ensure a timely response.  Serve as an ambassador of Earthjustice in these interactions with tact, professionalism and good energy.

  • Assist with the execution of donor acknowledgment letters, proposals, and mailings, including proofreading, editing and production.

  • Provide back-up donor contact support, including taking calls from donors, for gift officers, as needed.

Administrative Support 20%

  • Provide administrative support to the Director and other team members, including assistance with travel, meetings, scheduling and other forms of support for the wider team, as needed.

  • Assist with the execution of mailings, including individual proposals, broad in-house letter projects, tax documentation, and other miscellaneous mailing and shipping tasks, as needed.

  • With guidance from the director, maintain and track expenses against project and activity costs, process all invoices, expenses, and check requests.

  • Participate in department and organizational work teams and projects, as needed.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Research, Training and Engagement 10%

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

  • Remain current in philanthropy developments and fundraising techniques by attending meetings, conferences, and participating in training programs.

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

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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in administration; non-profit or executive setting preferred.  

  • Proficiency with CRMs, donor databases, and an aptitude for database management to create queries, produce reports, and to use advanced functions. Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or Blackbaud CRM is desirable.

  • Capability to manage complex issues creatively, strategically, and effectively.

  • Strong initiative, self-motivation and flexibility; ability to make sound judgments and independent decisions and work collaboratively as a member of a successful team. Exemplary organizational skills and an ability to develop and effectively utilize systems to manage large quantities of data and details.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, prioritize assignments, and work with grace under pressure.  

  • Ability to use effective interpersonal skills, discretion, and diplomacy to work and communicate with a diverse group of people, including donors, volunteers, the public, and staff.

  • Superior communication skills, including demonstrated experience in writing effective correspondence.

  • A willingness and ability to learn the basics of charitable giving.

  • Meticulous attention to detail including excellent attention to data integrity, strong proofreading and copy-editing skills.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Internet searches.

  • Professional, positive, and approachable attitude.  

  • Background and/or interest in environmental issues preferred.

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

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

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

Application Procedure:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online via the Jobvite system. Incomplete applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Click here to apply.

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

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


Date Posted: June 8, 2018

The Nature Conservancy

POSITION PROFILE

Major Gift Officer, Pennsylvania Chapter

Philadelphia, PA or Greater Philadelphia Area

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

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Development Team!  This position will play an essential role in growing and managing a portfolio of major gift donors/prospects. The Major Gift Officer will develop effective multi-year strategies for these corporate, foundation and individual supporters. They are responsible for raising dollars to support key conservation in Pennsylvania; North America and global priorities; as well as securing new bequests.

We are looking for a capable individual to serve as the chapter fundraising lead for the Philadelphia Urban Conservation Program and will work closely with the urban team. The Urban Conservation Program works to improve the quality of life for residents in Philadelphia using nature-based solutions by reducing storm water runoff, reducing heat island effect, improving air quality and increasing access to nature for all residents in the city. Our work is done with environmental justice and social justice in mind. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 6 years related experience or an equivalent combination.

  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with funding constituents.

  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $50,000 or more.

  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, preferably in a large non-profit.

  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.

  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned giving.

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

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, visit https://nature.org/careers/ for more information and submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46586 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, July 8th, 2018.  

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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


Date Posted: June 7, 2018

Assistant Dean for Advancement

University of Washington

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

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

Our School of Social Work, has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Dean for Advancement. 

Position Purpose
The Assistant Dean for Advancement provides overall direction for the advancement of the School of Social Work by providing leadership and services that support the mission and goals of the School of Social Work.  These include creating programs, activities and initiatives that attract private support, enhancing marketing communications with internal and external constituencies, and strengthening volunteerism among alumni and within the School.  The Assistant Dean reports jointly to the Dean of the School of Social Work and the University's Associate Vice President, Constituency Programs. 

In 2017 the School of Social Work was ranked No. 1 in the world by the Center for World University Rankings. The School of Social Work upholds a decades-long tradition of excellence, making an impact. We’re driving social change that’s making news in local communities and beyond, as part of our deep commitment to fulfill the UW’s innovation imperative. University Advancement creates engagement opportunities that foster pride, advocacy and private support for the University of Washington. The impact we create starts at the individual level, with our community of curious, passionate, mission-driven staff. Every day we discover new ways in which our best work is done together. 

The Assistant Dean reports jointly to the Dean of the School of Social Work and the Senior Associate Vice President for University Advancement. In partnership, the School of Social Work and University Advancement create a philanthropic environment uniquely able to respond to opportunities and build genuine, trust-based relationships. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Strategy Development 

Create strategies and directs the external outreach activities of the School with an aim of building and significantly expanding the School's base of fundraising constituents. 

As part of the University-wide advancement planning process, establish annually with the Dean goals, objectives and strategies for the School's advancement and advancement activities.  Regularly evaluate programs, assess progress toward goals, and report on results to the Dean and Senior Associate Vice President. 

Provide strategic direction and leadership in the creation of a communication plan for internal and external constituencies that will promote private fundraising priorities and objectives for the School.  Oversee the production of advancement communications, including alumni newsletter, brochures, reports, solicitation letters, etc. 

Leadership and Team management 

Provide leadership and manage the School of Social Work Advancement team. 

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the School of Social Work Advancement team. 
  • Create and manage the budget of the School of Social Work Advancement team group with discretionary authority. 
  • Manage a team of professionals who will implement all aspects of the School of Social Work’s advancement programs; including annual gifts, major and planned gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, donor recognition, and stewardship. 
  • Responsible for management, staff development and career enrichment for the School of Social Work Advancement team. 

Frontline Fundraising 

Oversee all aspects of the School’s fundraising efforts including annual giving, alumni engagement, major and planned gifts, corporate and foundations gifts, donor recognition and stewardship. This includes managing the school’s portfolios and the implementation of cultivation and solicitation strategies for each group. The Assistant Dean will also actively manage a portfolio of major gift prospects in alignment with University Advancement’s mission and goals. Collaborate with faculty, administration, and advancement staff in the creation of written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, briefings and other materials needed to secure financial or leadership support in fundraising efforts. 

Provide training and leadership to Dean and members of Senior Administration to mutually plan and share information enhancing efforts to identify, engage, solicit and/or steward major donors, Campaign Advisory Board Members, friends, alumni, community and corporate leaders. 

Facilitate advancement efforts of the University President, UW Foundation President, Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement and UW Foundation Board Chair.  Prepare briefings and support for all leadership and principal gift donor contact. 

Provide training and leadership to the Deans Senior Executive/Management Team of the School to educate them about major gifts fundraising and engage them in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts of major donors to the School. 

Provide leadership, support and direction to the School’s Campaign Board of Advisors and Visiting Committees.  Create new volunteer structure to support major gifts activities in support of a comprehensive campaign for the School.  Responsibilities include:  Identification, recruitment and training of volunteers, and engaging them in the School’s advancement activities.  Build strong and mutually beneficial relationships between the School (Dean, faculty and staff) and external audiences. 

Other duties as assigned. 

Key Competencies 

Core 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Management 

People Builder: Committed to developing others to become leaders. 

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

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

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

Fundraiser 

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

Results Oriented:  Acts decisively to achieve results. 

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

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

Strategic 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Experience managing and developing staff and/or teams. 

The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced leader with a demonstrated track record as a successful fund-raiser, preferably in higher education, with management and operational experience. They will also be comfortable working in a dynamic, multi-dimensional context. 

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

Desired Qualifications 
Knowledge of integrated advancement model. Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles. 

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

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

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

Frequent local travel expected.


Date Posted: June 6, 2018

Member Services Assistant

Earthjustice

San Francisco, CA

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

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

The Member Services Assistant (Donor Relations) works under the supervision of the Donor Relations Manager to ensure that donors feel supported and recognized, and that their support makes a difference. This position requires a self‐starter who is able to work both collaboratively and independently and possesses strong interpersonal skills. The position requires excellent writing and analytical skills, diplomacy and discretion, and the ability to manage multiple projects, as well as adapt and think creatively. The Member Services Assistantmust be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and be highly detail‐oriented.

This position performs a variety of administrative tasks, including reviewing stewardship mailing lists; responding to supporters through phone calls, emails and letters; updating records in the database; and producing stewardship and other types of collateral.  It requires frequent interaction with donors and the general public and the ability to answer questions about the organization’s work.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Donor Relations Associate to respond to a high volume of donor inquiries by phone and email, including accepting contributions, fulfilling requests for more information, and updating supporter information in the donor database. Ensure the accurate recording of donor information and activities in the donor database.

  • Assist with stewarding public support donors with regular phone calls and emails thanking them for their contributions and sharing updates on our work.

  • Provide quality control for gift acknowledgments and tribute and memorial gifts.

  • Assist with development of materials and outreach pieces – both printed and digital – including developing and overseeing timelines, coordinating review or materials and production.

  • Manage the printing, sending, and tracking of all tribute and memorial gifts.

  • Manage special mailings to donors, including vendor coordination.

  • Maintain calendar of donor communications.

  • Shepherd case request inquiries to appropriate parties.

  • Categorize and track inquiries from donors and supporters to provide reports on volume and trends to collaborative departments.

  • Coordinate list review and ensure quality of a number of regular lists for donor recognition purposes, including legacy and monthly donor groups.

  • Maintain personal organization systems.

  • Provide overflow administrative support to Director of Donor Relations, including travel, meetings, and other forms of support, as needed.

  • Participate in department and organizational work teams and projects, as needed.

  • Maintain strong knowledge of Earthjustice’s current and past work in preparation for donor inquiries.

  • Other duties, as assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 2+ years’ relevant experience, or Associate’s degree plus a minimum of five years of relevant experience required.

  • 2+ years’ experience in Development (fundraising) or an executive setting preferred.

  • Exemplary organizational skills, including ability to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and prioritize assignments.

  • Excellent customer service skills, including patience, grace under pressure, and the ability to work with a variety of personalities.

  • Superior communication skills, including exceptional telephone skills and demonstrated experience writing effective correspondence, reports, and other print collateral.

  • Ability to absorb and synthesize a broad range of information and communicate it in an understandable manner, vocally and in writing.

  • Meticulous attention to detail, including excellent proofreading and copy-editing skills.

  • Professional, positive, and approachable attitude. Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people, including donors, volunteers, the public, and staff.

  • Solid knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook. Database management skills required, with ability to produce reports and use advanced functions, including sophisticated knowledge of the Internet.

  • Working knowledge of a constituent relationship management (CRM) system or donor database such as the Raiser’s Edge or Blackbaud eCRM is highly preferred.

  • Ability to use discretion and diplomacy in dealing with donors and colleagues.

  • Background and/or interest in environmental issues preferred.

  • Commitment to advancing economic, social, and racial justice.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities a plus.

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

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

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

Application Procedure:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 page writing sample (on a topic of your choice) online via the Jobvite system. 

Click here to apply.

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

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


Date Posted: June 5, 2018

Assistant Director, Prospect Research and Management

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts

Department Leadership Gifts
Employment Type Staff

Summary of the Position

The Assistant Director of Prospect Research will gather, analyze, interpret and summarize biographical, SEC, corporate, financial, major world press and other types of information to identify prospects and further the engagement and solicitation of major gift prospects. The Assistant Director will work in close partnership with colleagues in Research & Prospect Management and Leadership Giving to manage prospect portfolios and track prospect activity. The Assistant Director reports to and works closely with the Director of Prospect Research and Management to ensure development staff are working with the University's most financially capable donors and that research efforts are effectively moving prospects through the development cycle.

This experienced researcher will possess strong writing, research and analytical skills, along with a commitment to producing high quality work. She/he has the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, utilizing a strong proficiency in prospect research resources, searching skills and research strategies. He/she will be detail-oriented, inquisitive and self-motivated, with an ability to work independently (with a minimum of supervision). This position will offer key support and insight around all aspects of prospect and portfolio maintenance and moves management. The Assistant Director will maintain a high degree of professionalism, ethical sensitivity, discretion and must possess ability to maintain confidentiality.

Essential Functions

  • Provide accurate, timely and capacity driven research for development officers and Advancement leadership
  • Provide key support and insight in the maintenance of viable portfolios via portfolio review sessions (including meeting preparation and follow up); provide ongoing analysis and analytics of portfolios, moves and stages
  • Manage, train and hire student researchers and temporary help
  • Take a proactive lead role in the Identification of new prospects and ratings upgrades using a variety of internal and external sources
  • Provide corporate research as needed
  • Prepare for and participate in prospect review meetings
  • Assist in the management of external vendor prospect screenings and validating screen results
  • Enhance and maintain policies and procedures documentation supporting best practices
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience Requirements)

  • BA/BS and a minimum of 7 years overall experience required including at least 2-3 years of professional research and prospect management experience in non-for-profit development environment
  • Ability to effectively use available databases and public information to analyze complex financial information; fluency in a broad range of prospect research resources and techniques
  • Commitment to confidentiality, tact and discretion, adhering to both Bentley University and APRA standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to articulate complex ideas clearly, accurately, and concisely; strong editing and proof-reading skills
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize, and clearly report on a high volume of complex information; ability to identify trends, make connections, and interpret patterns
  • Impeccable attention to detail with an ability to prioritize work and provide accurate information under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and growth within the field
  • Proven competence in advanced skill sets (APRA) and a commitment to ethical research practices
  • Experience with Abila Millennium or comparable CRM/relational database
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn new programs and software
  • Ability to self-motivate, to work independently, with little supervision, as well as part of a team
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet short deadlines required
  • Supervisory experience helpful

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong preference for candidates with knowledge and experience with international prospect research
  • Sense of humor

Special Instructions to Applicants

Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.

Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6q63yf8bbxrhfs92


Date Posted: June 1, 2018

The Nature Conservancy

POSITION PROFILE

Philanthropy Coordinator, Maryland/DC Chapter

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

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland/DC Chapter’s Philanthropy Team!  This position will play an essential role in providing a variety of administrative tasks that directly support the Director of Philanthropy and the team’s cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors and prospects.

We are looking for a capable individual to produce and coordinate donor appeals; prepare donor correspondence; provide membership services/program information to members and donors making inquiries to the MD/DC Chapter; process and acknowledge private contributions; compile fundraising reports; maintain philanthropy files; assist with management of the donor database; prepare donor recognition and mailing lists; may assist with coordination and execution of special events, field trips and meetings; assist with writing philanthropy publications, proposals, and reports; assist with donor research as needed; support the Director of Philanthropy as assigned with travel arrangements, expense reporting and CRM database entry; and assist with other administrative tasks, including office-wide administrative support and phone coverage, as needed.  The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 year experience or equivalent combination.

  • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.

  • Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.

  • Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.

  • Experience working with databases and MS Office.

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

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package, visit www.nature.org/careers for more information and submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46563 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, July 2nd, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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


Date Posted: June 1, 2018

Director of Development for Computer and Data Science Initiatives

Brown University

Providence, RI

www.brown.edu

Brown University welcomes and challenges independent, creative, diverse and courageous thinkers to collaborate, innovate and explore with life-changing and world-changing impact. Brown is a place where ideas and passion lead to lives of purpose and positive consequence. It is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction.

Founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering and the School of Professional Studies. In recognition of its exceptional undergraduate teaching, generous financial aid and singular student experience, Brown University continues to place among top schools in national and international rankings of colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report's 2018 “America's Best Colleges,” ranked Brown #14 in the Best National Universities category. The University garnered the #3 rank among national universities for undergraduate teaching and #14 on the “Best Value Colleges” list. In other rankings, the University ranked #9 on Forbes' list of “America's Top Colleges for 2018.”

Brown University's Division of Advancement is seeking an exceptional fundraiser to serve as Director of Development for Computer and Data Science Initiatives. These initiatives are essential to Brown's future direction. They represent a vision in which advances in technology, computing, data and mathematics will have significant influences on analyzing and solving societal problems. Ideally, the person in this position should be passionate and knowledgeable about computing and data science, as well as their broader applications to the world-at-large.

Candidates with university development and/or high-tech business development backgrounds are encouraged to apply; experience with both is ideal. This position is for someone who wants to drive a significant development effort in one of the most intriguing and active areas in academics today. The Director of Development for Computer and Data Science Initiatives position is for a special individual who wants to help make a big impact on those disciplines and on Brown. With approximately 17% of undergraduate students as Computer Science majors, there is tremendous interest in and enthusiasm for these courses of study. Alumni are eager to be involved as Brown leads the way in these pursuits.

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Megan Abbett, Senior Consultant, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at http://bit.ly/BROWNDODCOMPUTER


Date Posted: June 1, 2018

Washington University in St. Louis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alumni & Development Programs

Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) is the division committed to supporting and advancing the impact of the university on individuals and communities around the world.  We’re in the final stretch of the Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, 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:

Medical Development

Parent Programs

Annual Giving

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Individual Schools Alumni & Development

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

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

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


Date Posted: June 1, 2018

Philanthropy Operations & Engagement Manager

The Nature Conservancy

Maitland, FL

POSITION PROFILE

Philanthropy Operations & Engagement Manager

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

Become a force for nature and healthy planet by joining our team!

The Philanthropy Operations & Engagement Manager is a team player who excels at leading projects and people and thrives in a fast-paced environment.  The Manager is part of a robust Florida philanthropy team and will lead externally facing work (such as donor events and donor field trips) as well as internal work (such as processing and acknowledging gifts, writing and editing custom appeals, and providing support to major gift staff).

The Manager must have advanced knowledge of the systems and resources utilized in a philanthropy program; applies knowledge to managing support and coordinating communications related to the resources. The Manager works in close cooperation with any or all of the following: Conservancy staff, donors, volunteers, vendors, public agencies, financial institutions, and legal and accounting professionals. They will organize and coordinate diverse activities, projecting outcomes, and implementing solutions in consultation with leadership.

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 managing and implementing multiple projects.

  • Experience negotiating agreements.

  • Experience supervising staff, interns, and/or volunteers.

  • Experience working with diverse, geographically dispersed and cross-functional teams.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

  • Demonstrated success managing multiple projects and goals simultaneously

  • Experience with database management, gift processing, running queries and list management

  • Experience writing solicitations, custom donor acknowledgments and day-to-day donor correspondence

  • Experience and ability to adhere to brand guidelines and create attractive collateral such as invitations and donor collateral using InDesign and PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated success planning and executing donor events, including briefing senior staff and managing follow up 

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

If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package visit https://nature.org/careers/ for more information. Please submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46556 by 11:59 pm ET on June 22, 2018.

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