Date Posted: March 28, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA)

COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a Community Relations Director. The Community Relations Director oversees the ACLU-WA’s promotion, supporter engagement, and public education programs across the state. The position collaborates across departments to create meaningful and mutually beneficial opportunities for the public to connect with the ACLU-WA. Reporting to the Communications Director, the Community Relations Director develops engagement plans to involve the public in the advancement of justice and equity and to position the ACLU-WA as a trusted and valued resource for the community.

OVERVIEW

The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan.  

The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 80,000 members, activists, and donors.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy. Collaborate in the development of organizational and specific issue messaging and strategies for community relations.

Promotions. Seek and maximize opportunities for ACLU visibility to potential supporters across the state through collaborations with other organizations and businesses, and via other means.

Supporter Engagement. Create meaningful ways for supporters at all levels to participate in the ACLU’s work and issues. Tailor experiences that will move supporters up the ladder of engagement, whether towards donating, activism, volunteering or network building.

Outreach and Public Education. Develop, oversee, and evaluate efforts to educate the public about ACLU-WA’s priority issues, programmatic work, and know-your-rights information. Constantly analyze and align ACLU-WA outreach and event resources with current organizational priorities, long-term campaigns, and the needs of directly impacted communities. Oversee Community Relations Coordinator’s work to support, inform and build trust in the community.

Publications, Messaging & Content Creation. Direct the creation of promotional and supporter publications such as the Annual Report, biannual supporter newsletter, relevant email communications, member engagement and “join” materials, and organizational and issue-specific items like stickers, pins, posters, signs, etc. Direct video, photography and other media for marketing and promotion, and advise or supervise for programmatic media.

Create supporter-centric content for the website and social media and “own” quality and updates of relevant areas of the website, working with Online Communications Specialist.

Supervise and support graphic designer in creation of all public education and programmic materials; act as project manager and/or liaison with other departments and stakeholders as needed.

Leadership & Supervisory. Actively center race equity in all of the work above and in inter-department and external conversations. Participate on Racial Equity Team Committees and work to further racial equity organization-wide.

Supervise the work of the Community Relations Coordinator, including their professional development and management of other staff and interns. Supervise the Graphic Designer, including their professional development and work with other departments.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of five years’ related experience in community relations, communications, or development is required.

  • Experience creating and managing the execution of strategic workplans, marketing campaign plans, and budgets.

  • Experience working and communicating with diverse constituencies.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills; strong attention to detail, ability to write and deliver work product under deadlines, and commitment to high quality standards.

  • Ability to supervise staff, volunteers, and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to work occasional evenings, overtime, or irregular hours.

  • A commitment to advance racial justice, both internally in our organization and externally in the communities that we serve.

  • A commitment to diversity within the office; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.

  • An understanding of and enthusiasm for civil liberties and civil rights.

  • Proficiency in a language other than English spoken by the communities we serve is a plus (examples are Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Tagalog, and others).

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary is based on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply, email a letter of application and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email:  your last name and Community Relations Director. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers

The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”

COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) is seeking a Community Relations Director. The Community Relations Director oversees the ACLU-WA’s promotion, supporter engagement, and public education programs across the state. The position collaborates across departments to create meaningful and mutually beneficial opportunities for the public to connect with the ACLU-WA. Reporting to the Communications Director, the Community Relations Director develops engagement plans to involve the public in the advancement of justice and equity and to position the ACLU-WA as a trusted and valued resource for the community.

OVERVIEW

The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan.  

The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteers work in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 80,000 members, activists, and donors.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.  The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy. Collaborate in the development of organizational and specific issue messaging and strategies for community relations.

Promotions. Seek and maximize opportunities for ACLU visibility to potential supporters across the state through collaborations with other organizations and businesses, and via other means.

Supporter Engagement. Create meaningful ways for supporters at all levels to participate in the ACLU’s work and issues. Tailor experiences that will move supporters up the ladder of engagement, whether towards donating, activism, volunteering or network building.

Outreach and Public Education. Develop, oversee, and evaluate efforts to educate the public about ACLU-WA’s priority issues, programmatic work, and know-your-rights information. Constantly analyze and align ACLU-WA outreach and event resources with current organizational priorities, long-term campaigns, and the needs of directly impacted communities. Oversee Community Relations Coordinator’s work to support, inform and build trust in the community.

Publications, Messaging & Content Creation. Direct the creation of promotional and supporter publications such as the Annual Report, biannual supporter newsletter, relevant email communications, member engagement and “join” materials, and organizational and issue-specific items like stickers, pins, posters, signs, etc. Direct video, photography and other media for marketing and promotion, and advise or supervise for programmatic media.

Create supporter-centric content for the website and social media and “own” quality and updates of relevant areas of the website, working with Online Communications Specialist.

Supervise and support graphic designer in creation of all public education and programmatic materials; act as project manager and/or liaison with other departments and stakeholders as needed.

Leadership & Supervisory. Actively center race equity in all of the work above and in inter-department and external conversations. Participate on Racial Equity Team Committees and work to further racial equity organization-wide.

Supervise the work of the Community Relations Coordinator, including their professional development and management of other staff and interns. Supervise the Graphic Designer, including their professional development and work with other departments.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A minimum of five years’ related experience in community relations, communications, or development is required.

  • Experience creating and managing the execution of strategic workplans, marketing campaign plans, and budgets.

  • Experience working and communicating with diverse constituencies.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills; strong attention to detail, ability to write and deliver work product under deadlines, and commitment to high quality standards.

  • Ability to supervise staff, volunteers, and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to work occasional evenings, overtime, or irregular hours.

  • A commitment to advance racial justice, both internally in our organization and externally in the communities that we serve.

  • A commitment to diversity within the office; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance.

  • An understanding of and enthusiasm for civil liberties and civil rights.

  • Proficiency in a language other than English spoken by the communities we serve is a plus (examples are Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Tagalog, and others).

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice. This position is “exempt” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Salary is based on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include three weeks of vacation to start, medical and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and an ORCA card.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply, email a letter of application and resume to Jobs@aclu-wa.org and include in the subject line of the email:  your last name and Community Relations Director. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website at www.aclu-wa.org/careers

The ACLU of Washington comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, Inc. and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington Foundation. The two corporations share the same overall mission, office space, and employees. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU of Washington.”


Date Posted: March 28, 2019

Washington University in St. Louis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alumni & Development Programs

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

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

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

Open Positions:

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

Medical Development

Leadership Annual Giving

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Individual Schools Alumni & Development

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: March 25, 2019

Association Director of Development

Development & Communications Department

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Mission Statement: St. Paul’s prepares students to be confident and skilled learners, cultivates in them a strong sense of purpose, and inspires them to be generous and active citizens of the world.

St. Paul’s Episcopal School, located across from Lake Merritt in Oakland, enrolls approximately 380 students from diverse backgrounds in Kindergarten - Grade 8. St. Paul’s provides an education that is intellectually challenging, culturally pluralistic, and morally and spiritually enriching. Caring, committed faculty members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors and guides. St. Paul’s has an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty.

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Development is an essential member of the Development and Communications department, managing and implementing the Annual Fund Campaign with the oversight of the Director, and supporting donor cultivation and stewardship activities. The ideal candidate for this role will have a background in annual fundraising programs and event coordination, and will possess strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. This position reports to the Director of Development & Communications.

Job Responsibilities

  • In partnership with the Director of Development, develop and manage a robust Annual Fund Campaign, establishing and maintaining systems for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors

  • Oversee the management of the donor database, ensuring that records are appropriately maintained; develop reports for tracking progress toward fundraising and major donor development goals

  • Serve as staff lead on key cultivation and stewardship events throughout the year, including Grandparents and Special Friends Day, parent education nights, and parent coffees

  • Work as a member of the core planning team for the annual fundraising auction, OakTown; collaborate with the Director and OakTown volunteer leadership, attending regular planning sessions, supporting the solicitations process, and providing administrative support as needed

  • Support the engagement of alumni and alumni parents through the development and implementation of an alumni outreach strategy

  • Interface with current parents through regular participation in school-wide events and activities

  • Work with the Advancement team on the production of web and print collateral in support of the Annual Fund, including the Annual Report and Summer Spark

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years related experience in a nonprofit environment

  • Working knowledge of annual fundraising programs; familiarity with major donor and campaign programs preferred

  • Experience with event coordination and execution

  • Demonstrated ability to interface with donors and high-level volunteers

  • Excellent database skills; working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred

  • A collaborative and transparent work style; ability to serve as a core member of a small team

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and references, addressed to Sprinza Katz, Director of Development & Communications.  Please send materials electronically, in PDF format to Lisa Rappaport, Assistant to the Head of School: lrappaport@spes.org.

Visit our website for more information about our School: https://www.spes.org/

This is a full-time position with competitive salary and excellent benefits, commensurate with experience.

We fully and actively support equal opportunity for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


Date Posted: March 25, 2019

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR MAJOR GIFTS, NY REGIONAL OFFICE

University of Pennsylvania

Reference Number: 90-31351

Posted Job Title: ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR MAJOR GIFTS, NY REGIONAL OFFICE

School Name: Development and Alumni Relations

Org: New York Regional Programs

Posted to the Web: 03/13/2019

Posted Job/Salary Grade: 027/028

Employment Type: Exempt

Hours: N/A

Position Type: Full Time

Position Schedule: N/A

Months: 12

Position Length: Ongoing

University Overview

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

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

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

School/Center Overview

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

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

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

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

Duties

The mission of the Major Gifts Program is to raise major gifts ($250K – $5 million+) for University priorities, with a focus on the undergraduate schools: Nursing, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Wharton. In addition, the program is charged with identifying and developing new major gift prospects and volunteer leadership for the Schools, Centers and University. Prospects assigned to the Major Gifts Program are largely comprised of undergraduate alumni, but also include parents of current undergraduate students.

Based in New York City and reporting to the Senior Director of Major Gifts, New York Regional Office, the Associate Director will manage his/her own portfolio of major gift prospects and donors in the New York region.

Specific Responsibilities:

Cultivate and solicit alumni prospects in the New York region, with emphasis on securing commitments of $100,000 or more to the University s top priorities.

Responsibilities include:

* Manage a prospect pool of 200 names

* Identify and rate new prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more

* Develop and implement individualized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for prospects and donors with an emphasis on increasing their financial

commitment to the Penn Fund and University priorities

* Write gift proposals and other case building and stewardship materials as needed

* Represent the University at regional and on-campus events

Work closely with the Senior Director of Major Gifts, New York Regional Office on individual prospects, special events and development of overall strategic plan for

prospect pool. Collaborate with campus-based colleagues. Responsibilities include:

* Work closely with campus-based development colleagues to create and support events and programs (both regionally and on campus) that will lead to increased

high-level involvement of alumni in the region as well as to develop individual strategies to cultivate and steward prospect interests across a variety of areas across the

University

* Staff prospect visits for University leaders, e.g. President, Dean or faculty member, and by senior development officers; includes developing prospect briefing/goals

and managing follow up actions

Identify, recruit, train and support volunteers. Cultivate local alumni for future volunteer leadership roles at the University. Responsibilities include:

* Work strategically with volunteers to encourage them to build bridges and utilize their networks to help Penn develop stronger relationships with other prominent

alumni, parents, and friends of the University

* Engage volunteers in prospect identification and evaluation process

* Oversee select prospect assignments to volunteers, including the provision of pre- and post-contact support and, as appropriate, accompanying volunteers on

cultivation/solicitation visits

* Keep volunteers informed about the University and its fundraising priorities

Qualifications

BA/BS degree required. 3-5 years of successful fund-raising experience required (5-7 years for Sr. Associate Director), preferably in higher education and in the New York metropolitan area, including direct solicitation of five and six figure gifts from individuals. Familiarity with Penn and/or solid understanding of a major research university environment. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work independently, but collaboratively, in goal-oriented team environment. Must be willing to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed. Valid driver s license required.

Affirmative Action Statement

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

Special Requirements

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

Quick Link

https://apptrkr.com/1422805 


Date Posted: March 25, 2019

National Park Foundation

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Washington, D.C.

The National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charitable partner of the National Park Service (NPS), enriches America’s national parks and programs through the support of private citizens, park lovers, stewards of nature, history enthusiasts, and wilderness adventurers. Chartered by Congress in 1967, the Foundation grew out of a legacy of park protection that began over a century ago, when ordinary citizens took action to establish and protect our national parks.

Today, NPF carries on that tradition as the only national charitable nonprofit whose mission is to directly support America’s national parks by protecting them through critical conservation and preservation efforts and connecting all Americans with these special places and inspiring lifelong engagement of the next generation of park stewards. The Foundation fulfills this mission by aligning closely with NPS and with countless affiliated local park friends and nonprofit groups. Working together, NPF is committed to making and leveraging investments to protect, preserve, and restore the natural, cultural, and historic resources stewarded by NPS. The Foundation also focuses on greater public awareness of national parks, communicating relevancy of parks, and inspiring deeper public engagement with them.

In the face of budgetary restraints, aging infrastructure, the need to improve visitor experience, and the increasing wear-and-tear resulting from millions of annual visitors, philanthropic support for our national parks is vital. In addition to preserving national park landscapes, support is required for National Park Service programs beyond park boundaries that provide vital help to communities big and small. Operating in nearly every county in America, these essential programs save historic structures, preserve outdoor spaces, honor local history, and bring needed trails and recreation space to urban centers. To ensure that the national parks remain relevant and welcoming to Americans from all walks of life, we must explore ways to attract greater numbers of young people, multicultural audiences, and urban residents to our national parks, as well as to encourage families to experience our parks as part of an active, outdoor lifestyle that promotes good health.

In the past five years alone, over $500 million has been raised by NPF through The Centennial Campaign for America’s National Parks, the largest-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign for NPS. These funds are strategically being reinvested back into the parks to support a myriad of preservation, conservation, scientific, and educational projects.

Amid an eminently favorable organizational backdrop replete with an inspiring mission, ubiquitous brand affiliation, an ascendant track record of success, and forward-thinking, ambitious strategies for the future, NPF seeks candidates for the role of Chief Philanthropy Officer. S/he will serve as the lead executive responsible for maintaining and growing the Foundation’s base of individual and institutional support, while building a sustainable major and principal gifts-focused fundraising culture that is seamlessly integrated into the organization’s programmatic and external relations initiatives. The Chief Philanthropy Officer will oversee a Philanthropy team of approximately 38 individuals. The Chief Philanthropy Officer will collaborate with impactful and highly networked administrative, programmatic, and board leadership, who have established themselves as strong non-partisan partners to NPS and the Department of the Interior (the federal agency which oversees NPS). The Chief Philanthropy Officer will develop, implement, and lead all future fundraising campaigns.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Genuine enthusiasm for and commitment to the complementary missions of NPF and NPS.

  • Bachelor’s degree; advanced degree and/or record of continuing professional development preferred.

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas of development (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and leadership of a major fundraising campaign. Experience working in a large, complex, national-scale nonprofit enterprise and/or governmental or quasi-governmental agency is strongly preferred.

  • A history of securing six and seven-figure gifts or more, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies.

  • Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board members and other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective philanthropic network.

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

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

  • Proven ability to develop, balance, and coordinate donor bases on a national scale.

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

  • Highly developed skills in organizational efficiency and project leadership, including demonstrated accomplishments while working with cross-functional teams.

  • The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about prospect/constituency engagement strategy and process.

The National Park Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to sustaining a diverse and inclusive work community. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The National Park Foundation has retained Diversified Search to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: March 22, 2019

Senior Major Gifts Officer

University of Pennsylvania

Reference Number: 90-31222

Posted Job Title: SENIOR MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER, SAS

School Name: Development and Alumni Relations

Org: School/Center Development

Posted to the Web: 03/04/2019

Posted Job/Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Hours: N/A

Position Type: Full Time

Position Schedule: N/A

Months: 12

Position Length: Ongoing

University Overview

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

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

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

School/Center Overview

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

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

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

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

Duties

Penn Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. The three educational divisions of Arts and Sciences fulfill different missions, united by the School’s broader commitment to providing its students with an unrivaled education in the arts and sciences. The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic home of the majority of Penn undergraduates and provides 60 percent of the courses taken by students in Penn’s undergraduate professional schools. The Graduate Division offers doctoral training to over 1,500 candidates in more than 30 graduate programs. And the College of Liberal and Professional Studies provides a range of educational opportunities for lifelong learners and working professionals. The School’s Advancement Division recognizes the importance of the liberal arts as the source of knowledge that changes the world and education that changes individual’s lives and is committed to generating enthusiasm and support for the School and its mission using all available tools.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Advancement, the Senior Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for maximizing lifelong giving to Penn by developing meaningful relationships with assigned prospects and donors. Working as part of an experienced team of fund raisers in the School of Arts and Sciences within a University-wide donor-centric prospect management system, the Senior Major Gifts Officer will design and execute a major gifts plan for their assigned region that creates visibility for the School, expands its prospect base, and builds the School’s major gifts pipeline.

A key feature of this position is the need to work collaboratively and productively with colleagues across Development and Alumni Relations at Penn, including Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Principal Gifts, and Alumni Relations, contributing to a total team effort on behalf of SAS and Penn.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

* Manage a personal portfolio of assigned donors and prospects, with emphasis on those capable of making a gift of $100,000 or more. Significant travel expectation.

* Achieve mutually agreed upon annual goals for visits, solicitations and gift totals.

* Create strategies for top prospects that leverage key relationships within SAS and across Penn and lead to successful engagement, cultivation and solicitation. As part of this effort, staff school and university academic leadership, SAS board members and other volunteers as needed.

* Be knowledgeable about campaign priorities and programs and faculty/research/student initiatives within the School.

* Cultivate strong partnership with central development staff.

* Conduct discovery visits and work with alumni outreach team in the SAS Office of Advancement to align fund raising with targeted engagement of SAS alumni in key cities and regions.

* Plan and staff special events in support of the School’s fundraising and alumni engagement effort.

* Identify and recommend candidates for volunteer roles within the School and across the University as appropriate.

* Represent SAS on ad hoc University-wide committees and at events and professional conferences as required.

* Other related duties as assigned from time-to-time.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus five or more years of successful fund-raising experience, preferably in higher education, including direct solicitation of six figure gifts from individuals. Intellectual curiosity, understanding of a university environment, and appreciation for the academic mission of a liberal arts institution.

Ability to work independently, but collaboratively, as part of a goal oriented team. Skill at working effectively with colleagues in a decentralized system of fundraising, participating in and contributing to a total team effort. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to articulate the case for support and the vision/mission/goals of the School. Tact, sensitivity, maturity, judgment and the ability to manage ambiguity and change necessary. Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed; valid driver’s license required.

A combination of education and experience is required.

Affirmative Action Statement

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

Special Requirements

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

Quick Link

https://apptrkr.com/1422801


Date Posted: March 22, 2019

Senior Director for Advancement for Inclusion

University of Missouri

The Office of Advancement at the University of Missouri is looking for a professional and knowledgeable candidate to join the Advancement Division as the Senior Director for Advancement for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.

Job Description

The Senior Director position requires a high degree of coordination and communication with all levels of advancement and leadership at MU. Requiring experience, leadership, and wisdom, this position will serve as a member of the Vice Chancellor's leadership team and will actively serve the division in the areas of inclusion, diversity and equity initiatives and IDE fundraising.  This role is entrepreneurial in nature and must research and identify new opportunities for support, work in close collaboration with other advancement team members across the division as well as with members of campus and system leadership. This position will have responsibilities in the areas of:

Diversity Initiatives and Fundraising:

  • Liaison for Advancement to the Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity to ensure coordination of activities and goals.

  • Understand the current culture of IDE in Advancement and plan and execute strategies to address needs.

  • Advise employees, managers, colleagues, and customers inside and outside the division to accomplish objectives.

  • Collaboration with key campus offices to support outreach efforts and partnerships with an emphasis on multicultural alumni engagement.

  • Create strategies to support an environment of inclusiveness and brands MU Advancement and the Mizzou Alumni Association as organizations that value inclusion.

  • Serve as chief development officer for, and manager of, the inclusion and diversity advancement program with responsibility for securing private and, corporate philanthropic support for diversity initiatives.   

Collaboration and Teamwork:

  • Effectively match the needs and initiatives of partnerships with MU initiatives.

  • Share information, some of it sensitive, with offices on campus and resources that can provide solutions.

  • Work in coordination with the Senior Director of Corporate Relations to identify prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors and initiate appropriate personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities, requiring a minimum number of prospect proposals, travel, and a substantial number of personal visits to seek financial support of campus wide and unit focused initiatives.

  • Function as a major gift fundraiser for MU Advancement in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement.  This includes soliciting and closing major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations

  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with alumni, community members, and campus colleagues in order to strengthen and increase the University's ties to corporations.

  • Identify and build relationships with faculty leading research that match the needs of the corporations.

  • Work with the Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Interim Sr. Director of Corporate Relations, CFR Team and multidisciplinary faculty and staff to advance collaborations with industry across multiple points and engaging corporations to select MU as a Strategic Partner.

Effective Communication:

  • Participate and represent leadership at Mizzou Advancement staff meetings and unit, School or Advancement meetings and functions when necessary.

  • Assist with training new staff through leadership and mentorship.

  • Brief and prepare senior university leaders, deans, or faculty members for meetings with MU partners.

  • Ensure timely submission of thorough and accurate progress and final reports, consistent with guidelines and the university’s commitment to integrity and excellence.

Other:

  • Must maintain valid driver’s license and wireless service in order to carry out responsibilities associated with this position.

Preferred Qualifications

• Strong written and oral communication skills, and attention to detail is a must. 
• A minimum of three- five years’ experience in successful cultivation and solicitation of six figure corporate gifts is essential.
• Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporations and corporate foundations.
• Demonstrated ability in proposal writing.
• Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals are essential.
• Outstanding collaborative and leadership skills in a team-focused environment.
• Knowledgeable and autonomous with ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
• A significant understanding of complex institutional structure, functions, and offices, as well as a strong knowledge base of higher education organizations generally. 

Application Materials 

Applicants who submit a cover letter along with a resume and complete online application will be prioritized.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources.  Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Learn more and apply on line for Job ID# 29545

https://erecruit.umsystem.edu/psp/tamext/COLUM/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=6&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=6&JobOpeningId=29545&PostingSeq=1


Date Posted: March 21, 2019

Philanthropy Director

Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC)

Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC) seeks candidates for the position of Philanthropy Director. Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019 or until position is filled.

Position Summary: Conservation Trust for North Carolina (CTNC), a statewide conservation organization based in Raleigh, seeks a highly motivated candidate who reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for raising $1.2M in operational funding while simultaneously improving existing procedures and processes within the Philanthropy area with a focus on growing major gifts and planned giving.  This is an opportunity to bring a diversity of professional fundraising skills together to build the foundation for improved philanthropy at CTNC. The next Director will continue implementing recommendations from a development audit conducted 2 years ago towards providing a stable source of contributed revenue, with about 80% of that derived from individuals.

This is an exciting and pivotal time for a Philanthropy Director to be at the helm of CTNC, to build financial capacity and move the organization assertively into its next phase as it implements a newly-adopted five-year strategic plan. The plan focuses on climate resilience, community-based conservation efforts, and diversity, equity, and inclusion as these relate to conserving land for just communities across North Carolina. Fundraising success over the coming three to five years will play a critical role in creating the operational base to achieve the organization’s ambitions. A strategic, dynamic fundraiser will find this an excellent opportunity to raise the bar of fundraising success and to have a positive impact on North Carolina’s landscapes and people that will last for generations.

CTNC’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Conservation Trust for North Carolina values diversity in all its many forms: diversity of demographic identity, experience, and thought. We seek to create an inclusive work culture where all staff and board members are valued for the diversity they bring to the organization.

Conservation Trust for North Carolina is committed to conserving land in ways that inspire and enable people to build resilient, just communities. We commit to using our institutional power and influence to push for systemic change where all people – regardless of race – share in the benefits of land conservation. At the personal level, we call upon all staff and board members to commit to ongoing learning about racial oppression and ongoing efforts to realize racial equity in conservation. To do this, we’re committed to our own process of transformation by operationalizing and holding ourselves accountable to leading with values instead of outcomes. We will be flexible and nimble in our approaches to our work. We will measure our success by how well we live up to our values and how much we change the future through applying those values to conservation actions.

Essential Duties Include:

Philanthropy

  • Raise $1.2 million in contributed revenue from individuals and foundations.

  • Provide visionary, strategic and operational leadership for all fundraising activities.

  • Create, implement, monitor and evaluate an ambitious, diversified, written development plan and calendar with clearly defined goals, objectives, timelines and assignment of responsibilities.

  • Develop strategies to continue cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation and corporate gifts.

  • Develop and market a robust planned giving program.

  • Increase membership in CTNC’s major donor giving societies and work strategically to move all donors into higher levels of commitment, while building an improved prospect pipeline that diversifies the donor base by geography, age and ethnicity.

  • Identify a “top 50” prospect list for major and planned gifts of $10,000 and more. Assign staff and Board members “top 50” contacts and maintain a personal portfolio representing the majority of these prospects. Ensure proper follow-through.

  • Create, manage and monitor an annual development program budget.

Leadership and Management  

  • Provide staff leadership for the Development Committee of the Board and prepare concise, accurate, and timely reports for the Executive Director and Board on progress towards fundraising goals.

  • Seek ways to maximize the Board’s personal giving and participation in fundraising.

  • Serve as an active and collaborative member of the Executive Director’s leadership team.

  • Motivate, supervise, evaluate and mentor development staff (Philanthropy Associate & Database Manager). Create a supportive, collaborative, productive and healthy work environment based on respect, teamwork and clear expectations and responsibilities.

  • Collaborate with the Communications & Marketing Director to ensure that development and marketing materials have a unified and consistent message and look. This includes, but is not limited to, fundraising materials, annual reports, newsletters, web pages, presentations and proposals.

  • Train, mentor and support colleagues and Board members in their fundraising activities.

Administrative and Professional Advancement

  • Oversee and evaluate all processes and procedures related to fundraising including stewardship activities (donor database, acknowledgements, and recognition), gift acceptance policies and contributions management.

  • Stay current on fundraising trends and innovations; provide or secure fundraising training as needed for the Board and other volunteers; and ensure development staff members receive the professional training and resources needed (within budget constraints) to stay current in their fields and productive at work.

  • Be a passionate and informed advocate for CTNC and serve as one of its key spokespersons, actively seeking opportunities to participate in events that position the organization for improved fundraising or visibility.

  • Develop a thorough knowledge of CTNC’s history, programs and major milestones, and the key leaders, volunteers and donors who have contributed to its success.

  • Engage in an initial racial equity training as well as ongoing learning related to the intersection of land conservation and racial equity throughout North Carolina’s history.

  • Occasional travel across the state will be required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • 5+ years of professional experience leading a nonprofit fundraising program.

  • A proven record of success achieving or exceeding ambitious revenue targets in a highly competitive environment, as well as creating new and/or reinvigorating existing programs.

  • Experience with environmental, conservation or social justice organizations a plus.

  • Experience fundraising within a large region or entire state a plus.

Essentials Skills and Competencies

  • Smart, assertive, and skilled in the full range of fundraising activities including major gifts ($5,000+), annual gifts, membership, sponsorship, grants, special events, capital, and planned giving.

  • Ability to influence, build, and sustain long-term relationships with a wide range of donors and key stakeholders.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Proven success identifying, writing, and managing grants.

  • Experience and proficiency using a donor database (preferably Raisers Edge NXT).

  • Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Goal, results and detail-oriented with the ability to set and meet deadlines. Able to construct, articulate, implement and evaluate written fundraising plans and budgets.

  • Successful, collaborative supervisor who is able to build a strong team and a creative, healthy work environment. Must be willing to make tough decisions when necessary.

Desired Attributes

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

  • Diplomatic and trusted by donors, colleagues, board members and peer organizations.

  • Innovative manager who encourages new ideas and creativity.

  • Eager and skilled networker who enjoys getting out into the community, attending events and participating in civic groups and activities to position the organization for success.

  • Flexible and adaptable work style with the ability to work some nights and weekends, manage competing demands and work independently without close oversight.

  • Sense of humor, confident self-starter.

  • Passion and commitment for CTNC’s mission and its importance to the people of North Carolina.

  • Knowledge of natural resource conservation and an appreciation for the outdoors a plus.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range:  Starting at $70,000 and commensurate with experience and abilities. Current benefits include health insurance, HSA contribution, 403(b)match, long‐term disability, 9 paid holidays plus 3 floating holidays, as well as vacation, sick, and personal paid leave.

To apply: Submit one document that includes your cover letter (providing your salary requirements, relevant professional and personal experience, and how you learned about the position), resume and three references and send via email to:

Chris Canfield

Executive Director

Conservation Trust for North Carolina

hr@ctnc.org

The job description also available online at:

https://www.ctnc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CTNC-Philanthropy-Director-3-19.pdf

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019 or until the position is filled. Writing samples and/or a short presentation may be required from finalists. Academic, credit and criminal checks will be conducted before a final offer is made.

Conservation Trust for North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity of all kinds in its workforce. CTNC prohibits any discrimination in carrying on its mission on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. This includes all programs, projects, events and any other related activity sponsored by CTNC.


Date Posted: March 21, 2019


Development Manager

Convergence Center for Policy Resolution

Job Description

Convergence Center for Policy Resolution seeks a full-time Development Manager to join a small team raising the funds in support of Convergence’s mission to bridge divides and tackle critical national challenges through collaboration. Reporting to the Development Director and working closely with Convergence’s senior staff and leadership, the Development Manager will manage the individual donor pipeline, fundraising campaigns, and event planning for Convergence’s Development Team. The Manager will also supervise a full-time Development Associate. Convergence seeks someone who is passionate about our mission and eager to make an impact on the organization. Some remote/flexible work is possible, and some travel will be required.

Responsibilities

Donor Management

  • Work with the Development Director to develop individual donor strategies for cultivation and solicitation, organize all donor portfolios, and set priorities for the team.

  • Work with the Development Director to develop city-based strategies in several areas across the country where we have a growing network.

  • Build and maintain own portfolio of major donors and prospects.

  • Implement a moves management approach to prospect qualification, cultivation, and stewardship across Convergence’s individual giving program.

  • Help write grant proposals and fundraising appeals.

Campaign Management

  • Work with the Development Director to develop fundraising campaign strategies.

  • Manage all fundraising campaigns, including: drafting campaign materials and appeals, coordinating volunteers, supervising mailings, and collecting and analyzing campaign data.

Event Planning

  • Provide high-level event planning for all fundraising events and Leadership Council Meetings, including: overseeing logistics, supervising outreach, and project managing the event planning process.

Other

  • Supervise the Development Associate, who is in charge of prospect research, the database, and event logistics and provides administrative support to the Development Team.

  • Support Convergence’s Fund Development Committee and other volunteer fundraisers to be successful ambassadors for Convergence.

  • Play an active role as a member of the Convergence staff and positively engage with interns, colleagues, alumni, and leadership.

  • Other duties that may be assigned to support Convergence’s fundraising activities.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • 4-5 years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising preferred.

  • Outstanding project management and organizational abilities.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Experience with Salesforce or similar database, capability with wealth research tools like iWave, and fluency with Microsoft Office. Comfort learning new software and systems a plus.

  • Sense of humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, and collaborative work ethic.

About Convergence

Founded in 2009, Convergence is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that convenes people and groups with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical national issues. We achieve this through structured, facilitated dialogue and long-term relationship building. Our process builds trust and understanding and shifts the focus from conflict to action. The products of our continuous effort throughout the life of a project include breakthrough coalitions working toward transformative action and a renewed sense of what is possible through shared goals and long-term cooperation. For more information, visit: www.convergencepolicy.org.

Convergence is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring decisions are made without consideration of race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, political affiliation or belief, or any other factor that employers are prohibited by law from considering.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to Dusie Cassata, Director of Development and Finance at jobs@convergencepolicy.org with the subject line “Development Manager”. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.


Date Posted: March 20, 2019

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

PHILLIPS ACADEMY

Phillips Academy seeks candidates for the role of Major Gifts Officer (MGO.) The MGO will manage a portfolio of alumni and parent leadership gift prospects ($100,000+).

Reporting to the Director of Major Gifts, and working collaboratively and strategically with colleagues in the Office of Academy Resources, faculty, senior leadership of the Academy and volunteers, the MGO will secure resources essential to maintaining Andover’s place at the forefront of private secondary education.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum 5-7 years of successful fundraising experience, in development or academic advancement fields. Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts is highly desired.  Ideal candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of fundraising databases and Microsoft Office. Strong organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to work independently with minimum supervision.  Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to being a member of the OAR team. Travel throughout the United States is required. Full background check required.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to: http://www.andover.edu/employmentopportunities

Phillips Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

www.andover.edu


Date Posted: March 20, 2019

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) 

Title: Director of Development Partnerships – New England

Status: Exempt

Reports To: Senior Director of Development Partnerships

Positions Reporting To This Position: None

General Description:  

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCV, in collaboration with our state LCV partners, advocates for sound environmental laws and policies, holds elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elects pro-environment candidates who will champion our priority issues.

LCV’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice. Communities of color are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution. For this reason, racial justice and equity are inextricably linked to protecting our environment. Within the organization, we are actively building a workplace culture that demonstrates how we value equity and inclusion through more intentional and inclusive practices. We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills.

LCV is looking for a Director of Development Partnerships to join our fundraising team and help us meet our ambitious revenue and program goals. The LCV Development Department engages major donors for the LCV family of organizations including LCV, LCV Action Fund, LCV Victory Fund, and LCV Education Fund, and raises money for political candidates through our GiveGreen program.

The Director of Development Partnerships will join an extremely skilled, hard-working and growing development team, which is building the budget, power, and effectiveness of our family of organizations. This position is responsible for raising funds from individual and small foundation donors at four-, five-, and six-figure levels. Responsibilities include strategically identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors. The Director of Development Partnerships - New England will cultivate and solicit donors on their own and support the work of key senior staff and board members. In our effort to engage more people of color in our movement, our preference is to hire someone with significant experience with methods and approaches to major gifts fundraising that encourages philanthropic involvement among communities of color. This position can be based in Boston, MA or Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop a portfolio of up to 200 current, lapsed and prospective donors, deepening relationships in person, over the phone, and in writing.

  • Expand portfolio of prospective donors to include more people of color; broaden our current methods of identifying, cultivating and soliciting such donors.

  • Educate our current and prospective donors about the racial justice and equity work in which we are engaged.

  • Meet with donors and prospects in the New England region. It is expected that the Director of Development Partnerships will hold approximately 120 meetings annually with prospective donors. Many of these meetings will be in conjunction with our state LCV partners.

  • Develop and support cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for LCV’s President and other key staff and board members.

  • Recruit donors and prospects to a variety of LCV fundraising and cultivation events.

  • Write persuasive and personalized emails, letters and proposals to donors and prospects including in depth descriptions of our programs and role in environmental advocacy and politics.

  • Participate in high-level planning to help set both fundraising and programmatic goals.

  • Work collaboratively with development, communications, and program staff, along with state LCV partners, to develop compelling materials and talking points to maximize fundraising results.

  • Engage donors as advocates by recruiting them to join program calls and meetings and encouraging their own lobbying on priority environmental issues.

  • Ensure donor portfolio records are current with all necessary and pertinent information, and input contacts and actions into database in a timely manner.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Work Experience: 4+ years of experience in fundraising, including a successful track record of personally meeting with donors and closing five- and six-figure gifts. Significant experience directly qualifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts prospects, including developing solicitation strategy from identification through stewardship. Significant experience contacting prospects and holding 10–20 donor visits per month. Issue advocacy, organizing and/or political fundraising experience preferred.

  • Skills: Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; self-motivated; exhibits strong judgment; and able to work independently and as part of a team. Must be creative, proactive, disciplined, and able to think strategically. An active and curious listener with a knack for building relationships and the ability to speak with authority as an organizational representative. Well organized and detail-oriented. Motivated to meet goals, produce results and exceed expectations, and enthusiastic about metrics driven goals. Politically savvy, with a great sense of humor and an eagerness for continued learning. Professional, honest, and trustworthy; capable of handling confidential information with the utmost discretion. Optimism and a proven interest in politics, passionate about protecting the environment, racial justice and equity, and meaningful social change.

  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. A commitment to the complex understanding of racial justice and the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within philanthropy. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Awareness of systemic racism and knowledge of environmental issues impacting communities of color.

  • Conditions: Must be willing to travel; domestic travel is required with approximately 25-30% of working days on the road, as well as several trips for national LCV meetings and conferences in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to hr@lcv.org by April 11, 2019 with "Development Partnerships NE” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.


Date Posted: March 20, 2019

Senior Program Assistant          

Bentley University

Bentley Campus                                      

Waltham, Massachusetts                                

Job Description Summary
The Senior Program Assistant will support the Executive Director for University Advancement, supporting the administrative needs of the department, and provide programmatic support to the Leadership Gifts and Corporate, Foundation and Sponsored Programs groups.

Essential Duties
This position reports to the Executive Director for University Advancement; will serve as the primary point of contact for the office and will answer inquiries from constituents both in person and via web/phone. Duties will include:

  • Manage the Executive Director's calendar for internal and external appointments, including scheduling, catering, travel arrangements and associated tasks.

  • Serve as office manager for the development team, including ordering office supplies and submitting work orders for office maintenance, processing of bills and purchase orders, and managing a team of 2-3 student workers, overseeing their work.

  • Provide administrative support to the capital campaign including reporting, correspondence, and development of presentation materials. He/she supports the acknowledgement letter process for leadership donors to the university, working with the President's office, VP for University Advancement, Advancement Operations, Advancement Communications, and leadership gift officers.

  • Navigate the Sage Millennium database and iModules registration system will be a daily task, along with mail merges and work with excel spreadsheets.

  • Generate capital and non-annual fund pledge reminders.

  • Work collaboratively with other administrative and program assistants to schedule joint meetings and provide backup coverage for vacations and absences for the Annual Giving office.

  • Supervise student workers in the office suite

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates Degree with a minimum of four years of experience in an administrative support role.

  • Must be highly organized, efficient and detail oriented, and able to handle multiple projects and responsibilities.

  • Must be fully proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint software. Strong writing skills and highly effective interpersonal and communication skills are required.

  • This person will interact with senior university staff, trustees, high level donors, external customers and vendors and must have the highest level of customer service.

Work Environment

  • Professional, busy, pleasant office environment.

  • Usual office environment and frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.

  • Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling use of office machinery.

  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices as the telephone.

  • Accuracy and speed on the keyboard are essential.

The Senior Program Assistant will support the Associate Vice President for University Advancement, supporting the administrative needs of the department, and provide programmatic support to the Leadership Gifts and Corporate, Foundation and Sponsored Programs groups.

Essential Duties
This position reports to the Associate Vice President for University Advancement; will serve as the primary point of contact for the office and will answer inquiries from constituents both in person and via web/phone. Duties will include:

  • Manage the AVP's calendar for internal and external appointments, including scheduling, catering, travel arrangements and associated tasks.

  • Serve as office manager for the development team, including ordering office supplies and submitting work orders for office maintenance, processing of bills and purchase orders, and managing a team of 2-3 student workers, overseeing their work.

  • Provide administrative support to the capital campaign including reporting, correspondence, and development of presentation materials. He/she supports the acknowledgement letter process for leadership donors to the university, working with the President's office, VP for University Advancement, Advancement Operations, Advancement Communications, and leadership gift officers.

  • Navigate the Sage Millennium database and iModules registration system will be a daily task, along with mail merges and work with excel spreadsheets.

  • Generate capital and non-annual fund pledge reminders.

  • Work collaboratively with other administrative and program assistants to schedule joint meetings and provide backup coverage for vacations and absences for the Annual Giving office.

  • Supervise student workers in the office suite

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates Degree with a minimum of four years of experience in an administrative support role.

  • Must be highly organized, efficient and detail oriented, and able to handle multiple projects and responsibilities.

  • Must be fully proficient with Word, Excel and PowerPoint software. Strong writing skills and highly effective interpersonal and communication skills are required.

  • This person will interact with senior university staff, trustees, high level donors, external customers and vendors and must have the highest level of customer service.

Work Environment

  • Professional, busy, pleasant office environment.

  • Usual office environment and frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.

  • Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling use of office machinery.

  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices as the telephone.

  • Accuracy and speed on the keyboard are essential.

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

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/xvyv82pbrbyr3s2z

PI108623362


Date Posted: March 20, 2019

Director of Philanthropy

MOTHERS OUT FRONT

FULLY REMOTE POSITION

Mothers Out Front is a fully remote, dynamic social impact organization with ambitious expansion goals. The Director of Philanthropy will serve on the senior management team, working side-by-side with senior staff, the Board Chair and other key stakeholders. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for a strategic, collaborative and energetic individual. Deadline to submit your cover letter and resume is April 8th - apply today!

About Mothers Out Front:

Mothers Out Front builds our power as mothers to ensure a livable climate for all children. We are building a diverse national movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers dedicated to convincing elected officials and business leaders to work for a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy. We know that mothers have an important role to play in the climate change movement, and, when it comes to protecting their children, mothers are an unstoppable force for change! Our goal is simple: to enable mothers to take active leadership in climate change work by providing the structure, training, and tools for them to work together on campaigns in their communities and at the statewide level. We are a member-led, national organization that is growing quickly. Founded in 2013, this year’s operating budget is $4.3m. We currently have staff working in eight states and are a fast growing organization with no plans of slowing down.

Job Summary:

Department: Philanthropy

Reports to: Executive Director, partners regularly with the Board Chair

Supervises: 1 FT Development Associate, 1 FT Development Coordinator and 1 PT Grant Writer

The Director of Philanthropy will develop, oversee, coordinate and execute the Mothers Out Front (MOF) 2019/2020 fundraising action plan. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of facilitating the creation of long-term philanthropic relationships and growing organizational revenue by employing donor centered tactics, ideally for a progressive social impact organization.

The Director of Philanthropy will have in-depth knowledge of major and principal gift philanthropy, and the necessary skills and expertise to develop and cultivate new relationships and effectively position MOF as a leader in the social impact sector. This person will be a proven staff manager, team player and organization-wide collaborator.

Duties and Responsibilities

Action Plan Execution and Major Donor Expertise

  • Manage and execute the MOF strategic development action plan.

  • Cultivate, solicit and steward existing donors and funders while developing a robust donor/funder pipeline in concert with the Board Chair, Executive Director and other key organizational stakeholders.

  • Possess knowledge of venture philanthropy, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) and family foundations, and have comfort and familiarity with High Net Worth individuals.

External Presence

  • Work in concert with the Executive Director, lead volunteers, and key members of the staff senior management team to strategically elevate MOF’s visibility and position the organization as a leader in the field and beyond.

  • Work collaboratively with the Organizing Director and Communications Manager to develop and execute an integrated philanthropy, marketing and communications strategy to elevate the profile of the organization and attract new donors.

  • Facilitate the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with various stakeholders with an eye towards new philanthropy.

Day-to-Day Management

  • Effectively oversee all philanthropy activities, and ensure that such activities are designed and implemented in support of the organization’s fundraising goals.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the organization’s programmatic and fundraising activities, and partner with relevant program teams to develop and execute philanthropic strategies.

  • Manage a comprehensive donor/funder relations strategy in support of MOF’s strategic development action plan including proactive stewardship, responding to donor inquiries and concerns, acknowledging gifts, etc.

  • Develop systems and reports to assess fundraising activity and efficacy, and to provide metrics and analysis to senior executives and board members.  

  • Establish annual fundraising goals and objectives, including the development and tracking of the department’s annual revenue and expense budgets.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum seven (7) years of fundraising experience in a social impact organization, specifically developing and implementing strategies with a focus on cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts.

  • Excellent communications skills, and experience presenting to internal and external audiences of varied backgrounds and skill levels.

  • Experience managing and empowering staff through active communication and delegation to foster accountability through clearly defined and measurable goals.  

  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience in managing competing priorities while maintaining high standards of quality and responsiveness.

  • Demonstrated experience working with databases, and experience in translating data for use in developing plans to meet future challenges; experience with Salesforce preferred.

  • Experience in developing and managing departmental budgets.

  • 25% travel encompassing both day trips and overnights required and expected.

  • CFRE preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a remote environment for a fully virtual organization.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Must be a highly energetic professional with a proven track record of cultivating donor relationships and facilitating the closing of gifts in the $10K+ range.

  • Multicultural competence and demonstrated ability to work with people from a variety of ethnic, racial, socio-economic, educational, linguistic, and religious backgrounds, as well as people of various physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and generations.

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment where teamwork, collegiality and self-motivation are necessary for success.

  • Strong project management skills, coupled with sharp attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively manage competing priorities.

  • Excellent solution oriented skills with an ability to respond quickly to changing priorities.

  • Proven ability to follow up with colleagues to ensure tasks are completed in a timely fashion.

  • Highly computer literate, with some database management or data entry experience.

  • Enthusiasm for contact with donors and prospects.

  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.

Details: Mothers out Front is a virtual organization. Candidates can be based anywhere in the US and will work from a home office. You will report to the Executive Director and partner regularly with the Board Chair. This a full-time position.

Salary and benefits: The salary range is $100K to $120K, depending on experience. Benefits include health and dental coverage, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and support for remote work set-up. We offer ongoing training opportunities, a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive, and collaborative setting and we are proudly women-led!  

Timeline: We are accepting applications for this position through April 8th and hope to fill the position by mid-May. We have a thorough interview process which involves a phone interview, video interview, writing exercise, reference calls, and an in-person interview for candidates who continue to advance through the process. We also have a commitment to building up a sizable and diverse candidate pool before moving applicants to the final interview stages, which means there may be a delay in getting back to you. Our hope is that our process allows us to make the best possible decision and for you to learn more about us and appreciate your understanding if there is a delay at any point. We will do our best to keep you posted on your status throughout the process and ask that you stay in touch too.

To apply: Please click on “apply now” below, include a cover letter and resume, and let us know where you heard about the position. Applications will be accepted until April 8, 2019.

Mothers Out Front is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.


Date Posted: March 19, 2019

Director of Special Initiatives Development & Alumni Relations

Boston University

JOIN BU’s $1.5 BILLION CAMPAIGN TEAM

If you want to join a dynamic, mission-driven team in the best college town in the U.S.—at a prestigious university that knows where it wants to go, and is competitive in its compensation and benefits—consider us. If you want to help bring a $1.5 billion-dollar campaign to a successful conclusion—and maybe do some of your best work as an advancement professional—consider joining our team.

This historic effort will depend upon a dedicated, creative, and diverse staff.  Boston University’s Development and Alumni Relations’ top leadership includes outstanding individuals recruited from some of the best institutions in the world and is led by Senior Vice President Scott Nichols.

DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL INITIATIVES, DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS

The Office of Special Initiatives is a new fundraising team to begin immediate and increased fundraising efforts for a number of program initiatives starting with the Data Sciences Center (DSC), the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) and extending to others for consideration. Other program related fundraising priorities will need to be identified and aligned with the University’s strategic priorities. This team works in close coordination/collaboration with DAR colleagues, the Dean of CAS, faculty, and colleagues in the Office of Development & Alumni Relations across disciplines, departments and schools.  

JOB SCOPE

Reporting to the Vice President for Development, this critical position will be responsible for advancing the mission of the University through targeted investments in strategic special initiatives.  The focus will be to begin immediate and increased fundraising efforts for a number of program initiatives starting with the Data Sciences Center (DSC), the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) and extending to others for consideration.

The initial focus will be on exclusively on DSC and ISE.   Others will be added as appropriate. The Director will focus on building a prospect pool of individuals, corporations, foundations and possible other private funding sources.   The Director will work in close coordination with appropriate deans/faculty, the appropriate liaison with the Provost’s Office and other important stakeholders to build effective, successful relationships to identify and secure philanthropic partnerships that span across both the educational and research missions of the University.  Over time, other STEM priorities and strategic priorities may be added to this portfolio of responsibility. In addition, the Office of Special Initiatives will create partnerships with national and international businesses in support of education and research.

Strong and effective collaboration will be necessary with Regional Leadership Gifts, Foundation Relations and Industry Engagement.  Primary attention for the Director will be on principal gift prospects in tandem with the VP for Development. The Director will manage annual operating plans and evaluate progress in achieving goals, create and manage a portfolio of principal and leadership/major gift prospects by cultivating, soliciting and stewarding principal and leadership/major gift donors. A key competent to success will be the creation and management of Advisory Boards as a way to engage key alumni and friends directly in efforts to raise support for those departments.

The success of the University’s first fundraising Campaign, Choose to Be Great, has created extraordinary momentum and the opening for the Director to capitalize on this opportunity, to work with strategic partners on further cultivation of this growing network of contacts, and to nurture prospects who can help support the University’s mission.

This role will manage and oversee staff, including an Assistant Director, Special Initiatives, and a Development Associate. This includes supervising staff, budget oversight, and fulfilling administrative duties as required by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) and BU-wide operating procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Significant senior fundraising experience, stellar oral and written communication skills, knowledge of broad programmatic fundraising and strong collaboration across key development and University Partners will be expected.  Ideal candidate will have experience in the health care environment/STEM field and the ability to distill complex scientific concepts into compelling impact statements.

  • A successful candidate will be an experienced and talented fundraiser with a successful track record of engagement with prospects and donors and the ability to nimbly and creatively develop partnerships resulting in philanthropic support at the six and seven figure level. He or she will have the particular ability and collaborative acumen to develop and to execute strategy in partnership with the Vice President, Provost’s Office, Deans, faculty and other important stakeholders. There must be especially close coordination/collaboration with DAR colleagues and the Dean of CAS.  Direct fund-raising experience with a proven track record of soliciting and closing six gifts is required and seven gifts is preferred.

  • He or she will have a demonstrated success in working and understanding the varying priorities and approaches to fund raising at the University (a breadth of understanding of the principal gifts, corporate and foundation relation giving, planned gifts, donor recognition and stewardship, prospect research, and alumni events).

  • The successful candidate must also successfully manage up, down and across an organization, as well as individuals and teams.  Leadership experience in an institution of considerable organizational complexity typified by matrix relationships of power and influence is critical.  Leadership experience in a campaign setting is preferred, and experience in the design of such an effort is a distinct preference.

  • While leadership skills and experience are paramount, management experience – including personnel and budgetary management and substantial strength at managing through metrics and analysis – are required.

  • The leadership attributes of intelligence, integrity, judgment, creativity, courage of convictions, decisiveness, fairness, empathy, and a sense of humor are necessary for success.  

  • Ability to travel extensively, including international, work nights and weekends as required

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (will provide direct links to websites)

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree is preferred. Additionally, advanced written communications, analytical skills, collaboration, and project management skills are required.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Play a leading role in BU’s $1.5 Billion campaign, and join us today. To learn more about the DAR team http://www.bu.edu/dar-talent/

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested Candidates should email Maureen Pena/Sr Talent Acquisition Consultant/penanetwork@gmail.com


Date Posted: March 19, 2019

Thomas Jefferson University | Jefferson Health

Assistant Vice President of Development, Thomas Jefferson University–East Falls

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jefferson

Founded in 1824, with nearly two centuries of healthcare innovation and medical firsts, Jefferson is reimagining the future of health, education, and discovery. Jefferson is recognized worldwide as a leading academic medical center, ranked among the best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to ranking among the top facilities in the Philadelphia metro area (second) and Pennsylvania (third), 10 of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's specialty programs placed among the nation’s best.

Jefferson Health is a major, regional academic medical center spanning locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Jefferson’s dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals, and staff provides a range of primary to highly-specialized care through 14 hospitals (seven Magnet®-designated for nursing excellence), more than 40 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Magee Rehabilitation, and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program.

Thomas Jefferson University is a leader in interdisciplinary, professional education. Jefferson, home of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, is a preeminent university delivering high-impact education in 160 undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,800 students in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion, health, medicine, social sciences, and textiles.

Thomas Jefferson University and East Falls Campus

By bringing together two iconic Philadelphia institutions in Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University during 2017, with storied 195 and 134-year histories, respectively, Jefferson has established a comprehensive university that will serve communities and our society in a richer way from two campus hubs just a short drive apart. This integration of two educational institutions is focused on creating a comprehensive university to transform professional education and create the university of the 21st century.

While the University’s College of Health Professions, College of Life Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, and College of Continuing and Professional Studies offer programs spanning both Jefferson’s Center City and East Falls campuses, the following academic units are based primarily on the 100-acre campus in East Falls (which served as the campus of Philadelphia University): College of Architecture & the Built Environment; College of Health Professions; College of Humanities & Sciences; and Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce. In addition, the East Falls campus is home to 17 NCAA Division II men’s and women’s varsity teams and countless athletic clubs.

Position Summary

The newly configured position of Assistant Vice President of Development (AVP) for Thomas Jefferson University–East Falls will oversee the development program for the East Falls campus (TJU-EF). The AVP will provide the strategic vision and leadership necessary to build on the strengths of the growing program, increasing the breadth and scope of philanthropic support for TJU-EF. S/he will be a key member of the Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement (OIA). Reporting to OIA’s Vice President of Thomas Jefferson University and Enterprise Planned Giving, the AVP will collaborate and partner with the Provost, deans, senior administrators, faculty, and volunteer leaders to establish and implement annual and long-term development plans to support continued philanthropic growth. S/he will translate strategic priorities into appropriate major gift fundraising opportunities, maintain the flow of information about philanthropic priorities throughout the organization, and provide guidance for all TJU-EF fundraising activities, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, closure, and stewardship. The AVP directly supervises a six-member team assigned to TJU-EF, comprising development officers, development operations staff, and administrative support. S/he will indirectly supervise approximately three additional staff who are members of OIA’s Annual Giving and Alumni Relations teams and provide dedicated support to TJU-EF. The AVP will maintain an active portfolio of key major gift prospects and will be expected to personally raise in excess of $1 million in new support on an annual basis. Specific fundraising metrics will be established each year.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Demonstrated understanding of and genuine passion for the missions of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health.

- Bachelor’s degree required, advanced study or additional degree preferred.

- Eight to 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development positions, preferably in an academic medical center, hospital system, leading research university, or other environment of similar complexity.

- Previous supervisory experience, including managing and leading a major gifts fundraising team. A strong record of applying industry best practices and inspiring a culture of continuous improvement in order to increase the effectiveness of a development program.

- Demonstrated record of successful major gifts fundraising, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and closing individual gifts of $250,000 to $1 million or greater. Proven experience in the successful management of prospect pools with a combined value of $10 million or greater. Comprehensive campaign experience is highly desirable, as is experience in planned, annual, corporate and foundation giving, and events.

- Experience in leading a multi-constituent program, including the development and execution of an operating plan in collaboration with a dean or department head. Proven experience in developing the case for support, fundraising strategies, goal setting and measurement, and achievement is essential.

- Experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective fundraising network.

- The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process.

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

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: March 18, 2019

VICE PRESIDENT OF DEVELOPMENT

PETERSON INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

WASHINGTON, D.C

https://piie.com/

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit institution committed to rigorous, intellectually open and in-depth study and discussion of international economic policy. Its purpose is to identify and analyze important issues to make globalization beneficial and sustainable for the people of the United States and the world. PIIE develops and communicates practical new approaches for dealing with challenges confronting the global economy.

The Institute anticipates emerging issues and develops practical ideas, presented in useful, accessible formats, to inform and shape public debate. Its audience includes government officials and legislators, business and labor leaders, management and staff at international organizations, university-based scholars and their students, experts at other research institutions and nongovernmental organizations, the media and the public at large.

For the past three years in a row, PIIE has been recognized with Prospect’s Best Economic and Financial Think Tank (North America) award.

PIIE is seeking an experienced and passionate fundraising professional to serve in the newly created position of Vice President of Development (VPD). While working with the President and Board of Directors to develop the strategy in support of the Institute’s priorities, the VPD will lead a small team to expand PIIE’s fundraising platform and capabilities. The best matched professional will demonstrate a track record of building programs, organizing tasks and executing strategic plans.

The VPD must have the ability to design a new philanthropic impact model for PIIE and develop new opportunities for giving. There is a strong interest in building and diversifying the pipeline of donors, particularly unrestricted major gifts.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Faith Eutsay, Senior Consultant, LINDAUER, at http://bit.ly/PETERSONVPD


Date Posted: March 18, 2019


Assistant Director, Prospect Research and Management           

Bentley University                                                          

Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary
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. 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 of Prospect Research and Management 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.

This experienced researcher will possess excellent 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 fluency in multiple prospect research resources, along with expertise in 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 Duties

  • Take a lead role in the Identification of new prospects and ratings upgrades using a variety of internal and external sources

  • Assist in the management of external vendor prospect screenings and validating screen results

  • 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

  • Provide corporate/foundation research as needed

  • Enhance and maintain policies and procedures documentation supporting best practices

  • Prepare for and participate in prospect review meetings

  • Hire, train and supervise student workers and temporary workers

  • Supervise projects from initial stages to completion

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Other Duties

  • Participate in occasional Advancement “all hands on deck” events on a very limited basis (after hours and on weekends)

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS and a minimum of 8 years overall professional experience required including at least 4-6 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

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Strong preference for candidates with knowledge, experience, and successful use of analytics within prospect research

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • The position works at a computer in a standard office.

  • Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.

  • Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery.

  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

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

DIVERSITY STATEMENT
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/xz53cv53q55gmrfp
PI108120343


Date Posted: March 18, 2019

Grant Writer

College Success Foundation

SUMMARY:

The Grant Writer will assist in the coordination of all aspects of the grant cycle, including writing and submitting grant proposals, applications, interim and final reports, and assisting with ongoing activities to support the grant efforts for College Success Foundation – District of Columbia. Primary responsibilities include the preparation of proposals, grant applications and administrative work in researching and responding to public and private grant opportunities. Work is performed under the direction of the Director, Development.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Obtain approvals from Director, Development and Director, Programs for grant identification and selection, content and budgets before submittal.

  • Work closely with Director, Development on projects as directed, including researching grant and philanthropic opportunities and other areas of focus as directed.

  • Coordinate with Director, Development in writing letters of interest, proposals, reports, and other written communications to funders at all stages of the grant cycle, tailoring the grant to support the interests of the funder.

  • Ensure accurate completion and timely submission of all applications and related materials.

  • Gather, organize and archive all proposals, applications, reports and ancillary materials to accompany all funding requests and awards, including but not limited to financial data, bios, required forms, etc.

  • Prepare additional fundraising and supporting materials as required.

  • Become knowledgeable of the individual programs of College Success Foundation – District of Columbia.  

  • Create compelling stories based on College Success Foundation – District of Columbia’s key messages.

  • Follow all requirements for completing proposals by the deadlines.

  • Follow all established processes pertaining to award letters, agreements, denials, and requested information.

  • Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including proposal, application and report deadlines as well as cultivation activities.

  • Ensure all submissions and other interactions with funders are recorded in the appropriate database and other tracking systems.

  • Preform other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the Director, Development.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in researching, interpreting and analyzing data.

  • Demonstrated business acumen.

  • Ability to read and analyze budgets.

  • Commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with all CSF staff, colleagues and stakeholders.

  • Commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

  • Ability to organize, perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail on an ongoing basis.

  • Understand the need to consult with Director, Development in utilizing proactive approaches to problem-solving.

  • Build relationships with diverse stakeholders, including staff and external partners.

  • Be a "self-starter", able to work independently while observing and complying with all directions and standards of the supervision personnel and related programs and services of CSF.

  • Attend and participate in community functions that will enhance the visibility of CSF-DC programs.  

  • Attend all CSF-DC events and programs.

  • Attend occasional evening and weekend events.

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Minimum of three years of related experience and a proven track record in grant writing and program development.  

  • Writing sample.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work environment is moderately quiet. Employee must be able to handle stress that is involved in meeting strenuous stakeholder deadlines, working in high volume areas, and be flexible and able to interact with employees at all levels.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

The position may change based upon the needs of the program and/or organization needs and available funding. College Success Foundation maintains a drug free environment. Employees of College Success Foundation and its subsidiaries must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural and diverse work environment.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.



Date Posted: March 15, 2019


Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director/Senior Director of Development

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The scope of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences spans the breadth of human endeavor. Within its more than 60 academic units, faculty and students are pursuing knowledge on scales that stretch from the subatomic to the cosmic and from the individual to the global.  

The Office of Advancement within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for a full-time major gift officer position to secure private support for funding priorities for departments within the School of Molecular & Cellular Biology as determined by the Associate Dean for Advancement.  The Assistant Director/Associate Director/Director/Senior Director of Development will play a critical role in supporting the School’s departments to maximize overall support and opportunities for collaborative giving. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the advancement team in the College.  

Primary Function

This position reports to the Associate Dean for Advancement and will work closely with advancement colleagues, the Heads of the departments and members of the faculty to maximize identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gift prospects.  The successful candidate will develop strategies and implement programs that will lead to and result in the successful philanthropic support of the academic priorities of the University and the philanthropic interests of donors.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

Proactively manage a portfolio of 100 or more individual major gift prospects and donors (with an emphasis on gifts of $100,000 and more), determining frequency of contact needed. (20%)

Determine and prioritize lists of donor prospects, alumni and other stakeholders to be contacted for personal visits. (10%)

If hired at the Director/Senior Director level, may provide supervision to 1-2 staff members.

Maintain a travel schedule of 30 - 50% time including some evenings and weekends. (10%)

Use independent judgment to determine appropriate use of resources for travel to priority destinations nationally to meet with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations for the purpose of building relationships leading to financial support of the University. (10%)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree

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

  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and experience working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

  • For the title of Assistant Director, a minimum of two years of successful advancement experience or three years related work experience.  For the title of Associate Director, a minimum of three years of successful advancement experience or more than six years of related work experience (such as sales, marketing communications, financial planning, etc.). For the title of Director, a minimum of five years of successful advancement experience or ten years of strongly related work experience (such as sales, marketing, communications, financial planning, etc.). For the titles of Senior Director, a minimum of seven years of successful advancement experience

  • Demonstrated ability to represent an organization in visits with key constituents

  • Strong relationship management skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree

  • Documented success as a major and principal gift fundraiser in higher education

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

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

  • Previous experience working with faculty leaders

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


Date Posted: March 15, 2019


Director of Development,

Broad Stem Cell Research Center

UCLA

The UCLA Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research (Broad Stem Cell Research Center (BSCRC)) is a multidisciplinary campus-wide research organization. The Center includes a membership of about 250 faculty representing more than 30 academic disciplines from the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Public Health, Law, Engineering and UCLA College. The Center supports innovation, excellence, and the highest ethical standards focused on taking groundbreaking stem cell research discoveries from the laboratory to the patient for the purpose of revolutionizing the treatment of disease through personalized cellular therapies and regenerative medicine. Philanthropy paves the way for research, treatment and unlocking the possibilities of what can be accomplished next.

In collaboration with the Executive Director of Development, Health Sciences, and the Center’s academic and administrative leadership, as the Center’s Director of Development, you will manage a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Center that reflects its academic and research priorities. You will establish and implement goals and objectives for the Center’s development program and coordinate strategies for fundraising, stewardship, cultivation and development communications. As the Director, you will also be responsible for developing annual operating plans and evaluating progress in achieving goals. In addition, you will personally manage a portfolio of major gift prospects, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift donors.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible development experience with an emphasis on major gift fundraising and/or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing and business development. You will have skill in developing sophisticated strategies for the successful identification, cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations or solicitations of a similar scope, nature and complexity. You will have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as exceptional interpersonal skills. Experience participating in strategic planning, the ability to navigate and be effective within a complex organization as well as outstanding organizational and supervisory skills are essential for this role. In addition, you will have experience with diverse academic research topics including the ability to understand and translate clearly and succinctly faculty research and its relevance to potential donors.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

For a more detailed description of this position please visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions” to view requisition #28962.

Application Link:
http://developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1756

Salary:
$81,000 to $110,000 annually


Date Posted: March 15, 2019

Director of Philanthropy and Business Development,

California NanoSystems Institute

UCLA Development

The UCLA California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility that promotes collaborations across disciplines and enables the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology. CNSI faculty represent a multi-disciplinary team of preeminent scientists from the life and physical sciences, engineering, medicine, and related fields.The work conducted at CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanoscience-related research focused on energy, environment, health-medicine, and information technology.

As the Director of Philanthropy and Business Development, reporting jointly to the Senior Director of Development for UCLA External Affairs at CNSI and the CNSI Academic Director and working closely with the CNSI Executive Director, you will establish long-range goals and strategies for CNSI in an effort to enhance philanthropic and final resources from individuals, foundations and other non-profit organizations, corporations, and venture investments. You will be directly responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships in the business, non-profit and investment communities. This includes the ability to structure and recommend agreements with funding partners involving intellectual property, licensing and equity participation. As the Director, you will oversee the solicitation of major gift prospects, collaborate in the creating of external-facing communications, and develop a calendar of outreach activities to promote the priorities of CNSI. In partnership with the CNSI leadership, you will also be responsible for managing the Institute’s participation in the Centennial Campaign for UCLA, which includes developing strategies to build a significant endowment for the Institute.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will possess five to seven years of progressive fundraising and or business development experience with a demonstrated working knowledge of the principles of university development, external relations, corporate and foundation giving and models of public/private partnerships. You will have demonstrated skill in developing sophisticated strategies for successful cultivation and solicitation of major gifts or solicitations of a similar nature, level and complexity. You will be savvy in philanthropic and business investment models, including those related to venture philanthropy that support early stage research, startups and entrepreneurship. You will have superior strategic thinking, planning and program design and implementation skills, solid professional judgment and excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to build relationships with potential funders and steward existing funders are a must for this role.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

To learn more about this opportunity and submit an online application, please click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at: www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions”, then “Other External Affairs Position” and scroll down to requisition #28278.

Application Link:  http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1717

Salary:  Up to $120,000 annually plus benefits


Date Posted: March 14, 2019


Associate Director of Planned Giving

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director of Planned Giving. The Associate Director of Planned Giving works for the Division of Development, Alumni and Parent Relations, and assists the Executive Director of Planned Giving in the design, marketing and management of the College’s Planned Giving program. This position is responsible for managing the ongoing identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of assigned planned and major gift donors and prospects.  The position reports directly to the Executive Director of Planned Giving.

A bachelor’s degree is required. At least five to seven years of development experience or relevant background in financial planning, wealth management, or estate planning is required; planned or major gift experience in a higher education setting is preferred. A demonstrated record of achievement in planned giving, major giving, annual giving, estate and financial planning, or wealth planning is desirable. A background in law is a plus.  The successful candidate will be adaptable and able to build meaningful professional relationships with a wide variety of prospects of different backgrounds, cultures, and circumstances. A willingness to travel extensively to various geographic regions to meet with prospects is a must. Additionally, the ability to articulate the case for philanthropic support through planned gifts is required. Gettysburg College seeks candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members.

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our on-line system: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/2899.

Salary is competitive and is complemented by an excellent benefits package. For full consideration, application materials should be received by April 5, 2019

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.


Date Posted: March 14, 2019

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

The Purdue Research Foundation/University Development Office

Purdue University Campus, West Lafayette, Indiana

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and execute a plan to bring donors to the unit and the University through frequent travel and active use of the development process, including solicitation of major gifts, working closely with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Development team, the Senior Associate Vice President for Advancement, Head of the School, and other development and academic staff.

  • Responsible for securing major gifts aimed at meeting the strategic goals of the unit leadership, their programs, disciplines and the University, with an expectation of raising a minimum of $1M gifts annually.

  • Responsible for securing a minimum of 144 visits annually with donors and prospects.

  • Identify and establish personal contact with current and prospective major gift donors whose interest and financial capacity have the greatest likelihood of strategically meeting the School and University fundraising goals, in consultation with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Development team, Head of the School, and the Associate Vice President for Advancement.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Orchestrate and execute the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.  

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

  • Use the full complement of the fundraising process, including personal visits and asks to move relationships forward. 

  • Set specific objectives to effectively advance toward solicitation of major gifts. 

  • Ensure appropriate coordination with the School’s corporate and business partners and various unit and University constituencies. 

  • Prepare proposals and solicit prospects for gifts in support of the School’s strategic plan and fundraising priorities. 

  • Host or co-host receptions and other donor events locally and regionally.

  • Provide stewardship of gifts including acknowledgement process, coordinating recognition events, dedications, and working with the University Development Office on appropriate recognition. 

  • Become familiar with and understand key initiatives of the School relating to faculty, students, instruction and research.

  • Continually improve professional competency through training and participation in and/or leadership in professional, organizational and other not-for-profit organizations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential, including the demonstrated ability to communicate well in writing and speak before large groups. 

  • Ability to interpret and articulate the mission of Purdue University and Purdue Research Foundation as needed. 

  • Must be able to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds. 

  • Ability to use good judgment, diplomacy, maintain confidentiality and represent the University with tact and diplomacy at all times required. 

  • Sound judgment, initiative, and ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team required. 

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

  • Ability to travel and perform evening and weekend duties as required. 

  • Knowledge of Advance CS, Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite.

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

  • Familiarity with the programs of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering desired but not required.

  • Regular and reliable attendance are requirements of this position.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Three years of experience in fund development including solicitation of major gifts and/or related work experience required.

  • Experience in higher education or other non-profit organizations is desired but not a requirement.

Application Instructions:

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at humanresources@prf.org by Friday, March 29, 2019. 

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

Purdue Research Foundation does not accept resumes from third-party recruiters.

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


Date Posted: March 11, 2019


Vice Chancellor for University Advancement

University of North Carolina at Asheville

The University of North Carolina at Asheville (UNC Asheville) invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, who also serves as the Executive Director of the UNC Asheville Foundation.  

UNC Asheville is the intellectual and creative hub for Western North Carolina. As North Carolina’s only designated liberal arts and sciences university among the 17 institutions in the University of North Carolina System, UNC Asheville is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top public liberal arts universities. UNC Asheville is widely recognized for excellent and dedicated faculty, strong curricular offerings, and championship-winning NCAA Division I athletics. The University offers students small class sizes, a nationally acclaimed undergraduate research program, and an intellectually rigorous education that builds critical thinking and workforce skills to last a lifetime. The institution is a leader in the national Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, headquartered on campus. Under the visionary leadership of Chancellor, Nancy J. Cable, UNC Asheville has entered into an exciting new chapter in its distinguished history.

Reporting directly to the Chancellor and serving as a member of her Cabinet and the senior leadership team, the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement is responsible for moving the University Advancement program forward to achieve the University’s strategic goals and objectives. This search commences as UNC Asheville begins planning for its first major comprehensive campaign. The Vice Chancellor will have the unique opportunity to have a transformational impact on UNC Asheville by realizing the potential for University Advancement’s significant growth and success.

The ideal candidate will have a career history that reflects progressively increasing responsibility and achievement in advancement, deep professional knowledge of all facets of the advancement paradigm, demonstrated success in leading and managing a comprehensive campaign, highly professional and effective leadership and management skills, and exceptional interpersonal and communications skills.

The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Search Committee will begin review of applications immediately and continue until an appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be received by April 3, 2019 and include a letter of interest, resume, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of five professional references (references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of applicants). Application materials should be sent electronically (Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word) to UNCAshevilleAdvancement@agbsearch.com.

AGB Search is assisting UNC Asheville with this very important search. Please direct inquiries to the following consultants:

Rod McDavis, Managing Principal

rod.mcdavis@agbsearch.com

O: (202)776-0854              

Kimberly Templeton, Principal

kimberly.templeton@agbsearch.com

O: (202) 776.0820 C: (540) 761.9494 

Jim Lanier, Executive Search Consultant

james.lanier@agbsearch.com

C: 202.580.5194


Date Posted: March 11, 2019

Chief Development Officer for the Moody College of Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

http://www.utexas.edu

https://www.utexas.edu/academics/moody-college-of-communication

The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) 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. 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 Moody College of Communication is the most comprehensive college of its kind in the country. Internationally recognized for its faculty, research and teaching, it prepares students to thrive in an era of media convergence. Students studying in the Moody College gain new insights and skills, develop content for multiple platforms, realize new forms of expression and redefine the boundaries of communication. Students graduate with in-depth knowledge of their fields of study and leave with a broad understanding of the role of communication across media, cultures and communities throughout the world.

Nearly 4,000 undergraduates and 750 graduate students study and create in its four state-of-the-art buildings of more than 600,000 square feet of space. All five of Moody College’s schools and departments are ranked among the very best programs in the country in their respective disciplines. The numerous Centers and Institutes are highly interdisciplinary and conduct cutting-edge research, teaching and practice.

Reporting to and partnering closely with Dean Jay Bernhardt, the Chief Development Officer for the Moody College of Communication will play an essential leadership role in advancing overall College fundraising and, in doing so, position Moody to contribute significantly to a forthcoming and highly historic campaign for UT Austin. The successful candidate, an exceptional fundraiser, manager and colleague, will oversee a staff of eight and manage a portfolio of 25 top donors.

The Chief Development Officer will lead the development of a comprehensive campaign fundraising plan that optimizes the best of the College’s resources, which include an inspirational and motivated Dean, highly innovative programs and centers, an outstanding faculty, committed alumni and friends and a Texas development program that is well-resourced and on the rise by every measure.

The ideal candidate will be a highly innovative, creative and energetic professional with demonstrated success closing six-, seven- and eight-figure gifts. S/He will be an outstanding staff manager who is known to be a thoughtful team player and expert builder of relationships both within the University and with University volunteers, donors and friends.

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant, LINDAUER at http://bit.ly/UTAUSTINMOODY


Date Posted: March 8, 2019

Assistant Director, Development (Constituent Development) - University Advancement

Carnegie Mellon University

Description:

Carnegie Mellon is enjoying its most productive fundraising years in its history, raising more than $500M over the last three years. 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 an Assistant Director, Development with a real passion for higher education and who appreciate the role of philanthropy in enabling the university to accomplish its mission. You will be a hardworking individual with a passion for your work and a dedication to CMU. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and relevant work environment. You will contribute to the department by providing critical support by identifying, fostering, soliciting, and managing the portfolios of various prospects.

In this role, you will be responsible for initiating contacts with potential donors; developing appropriate cultivation strategies for potential donors, including working with volunteers, faculty, and university leadership; make solicitations when appropriate, and maintain stewardship contacts with donors.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Setting annual goals; Tracking and reporting progress on implementation plan, and making changes to the plan based on analysis; Preparing fundraising reports and communications for donors, volunteers and management;

  • Soliciting multi-year leadership annual giving commitments; Managing a portfolio of 150 prospects who have a rated capacity of $10,000 or more—primarily by personal visits, but also by utilizing direct mail, phone, email, or volunteers when appropriate; Identify prospects, managing and developing assigned portfolio of leadership, annual and major gift prospects; Determining ongoing relationship activities with prospect; Recommending specific purpose and level of gift; Identifying those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitations; Bringing solicitations to closure;

  • Communicating with other university partners, particularly when there may be multiple contacts with the prospect/donor;

  • Supporting Annual Giving and other development efforts and projects;

  • Trip planning and personal outreach to assigned prospects to attain 150 or more visits annually, to reach annual commitment goals and build a pipeline of prospects for future solicitation;

  • Stewarding donors and participating in donor recognition events that recognize donors on campus and in areas where gift officer travels;

  • Tracking prospect outreach and relationship building through each stage in the Salesforce database; Producing individual contact reports summarizing every prospect visit; Tracking progress of proposals of $10K or greater; Following up in writing to acknowledge prospects after visits and gifts; Executing plans for moves management with prospects; Tracking goals including number of visits, solicitations, commitments, upgrades and qualifications;

  • Assisting in communicating with volunteers as determined by the director with a focus on fundraising initiatives; Identifying potential volunteers willing to do peer solicitations;

  • Developing and retaining skills ;

  • Keeping current on programs and faculty, research and student initiatives at the university; and

  • Collaborating with faculty, deans and advancement colleagues when necessary.;

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within University Advancement. Inclusion, teamwork 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 dynamic 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.

You should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the principles of fundraising;

  • Ability to see and understand the objectives of the division;

  • Ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic advancement plans for prospect moves management;

  • Ability to articulate the case for supporting the vision/mission/goals of Carnegie Mellon;

  • Broad knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates; and

  • Ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.

You should be able to travel both domestically up to ten times a year and be willing to work outside of normal business hours as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required;

  • A minimum of one year of fundraising experience is required, experience in higher education is highly preferred; and

  • A valid driver’s license, successful completion of verification on an annual basis, and completion of the National Safety Council Defensive Driver Training once every three year is required.

Are you passionate about this dynamic opportunity? Please apply today.

More Information

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

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

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


Date Posted: March 8, 2019


Deputy Director

Bentley University

Bentley Campus

Job Description Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the Deputy Director plays a critical role in managing a new, but growing, leadership giving program. The Deputy Director is charged with developing, implementing and managing the day-to-day activities of the leadership giving program as well as providing support for the current campaign. As a team builder, the Deputy Director partner with other members of the Development Strategy team to utilize alumni engagement, annual fund, donor relations, communications, planned giving, and university events to help advance strategy for the long-term, sustainable growth of the development program.

Essential Duties

  • Partner with colleagues in prospect research, annual giving and alumni and parent engagement, using data to identify potential new donors and to grow a robust pipeline of leadership gift prospects

  • Grow a program which is rooted in best practices in higher education philanthropy

  • Inclusively engage a leadership gifts team to advance philanthropy to support university priorities

  • Oversee an approach based on data that ensures leadership gift officers execute strategies that result in the meaningful engagement and successful solicitation of prospects

  • Develop work plans and timelines, evaluate campaign data and create reports to advance strategy

  • Partner with Advancement Services to manage accurate fund-raising recording, tracking and reporting of gifts

  • Partner with Advancement Communications to create effective fundraising materials that will resonate with a wide variety of prospective donors

  • Partner with Prospect Research team to assign prospective donors to gift portfolios

  • Develop goals and metrics for leadership gifts program and leadership gift officers, and regularly measure progress toward goal

  • Manage a small portfolio of leadership gift donors and prospects

  • Utilize data to identify markets where Bentley may expand its development efforts and provide recommendations to implement

  • Participate in Development Strategy team in discussions related to campaign execution, including donor relations, communications, alumni and donor events

  • Serve as Advancement liaison for at least one external university advisory council

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of Bentley University's campaign and fund raising priorities

  • Develop and articulate a deep knowledge of the culture at Bentley University; its history and mission; academic, co-curricular and athletic programs; its diverse faculty, students and administration

  • Be aware of and meet departmental standards, policies and procedures with respect to all aspects of the position

  • Some travel required

  • Evening and weekend hours required occasionally

  • Manage a staff of at least 4 Leadership Gift Officers and 1 Development Associate

Other Duties

  • Coordinate with Prospect Research and Management, Annual Giving, Advancement Relations, Advancement Communications, University Events, Corporate and Foundation Giving, and Donor Relations to execute strategies to achieve goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Candidate will have at least 8 years of development experience, including management experience, with a strong emphasis on major/leadership giving in a campaign setting.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential.

  • Candidate will have experience developing relationships with diverse constituents.

  • A valid US driver's license and the ability to travel are required.

  • Preference may be given to experience in higher education.

Work Environment

  • Typical office work environment with extensive sitting and computer work

  • May need to travel during outside of normal business hours including evenings and weekends

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

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/byxmvf4yjq8gh4k7

PI108333586


Date Posted: March 8, 2019


Director of Development

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Req 29314 - 3/7/2019

UCLA is energized in our work toward creating a better world. The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is recognized as a leader in engineering education, research and service: addressing society’s most pressing challenges, empowering students to become change agents, and bringing fresh ideas to market through entrepreneurship. The Samueli School is currently seeking an innovative and dynamic candidate for the position of Director of Development to deliver on the School's promise to enhance engineering excellence in California and around the world.

The Director of Development, UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, will drive change by securing major gifts in support of the school's mission and strategic plan. This position reports to the Senior Executive Director of Development for the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.  As Director, you will participate in major gift solicitations and strategically identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors, alumni and other constituents. This individual will help develop, coordinate, and execute strategies, establish goals, and help prepare and evaluate annual operating plans.

The Director will meet with faculty to gain knowledge of research interests and areas of expertise, and serve as a resource to the Dean of the Samueli School of Engineering, representing the School to the broader community. This position will work closely with the Dean, External Affairs, and the Senior Executive Director, Development, on campaign management as well as with volunteers, faculty, students and colleagues. You will supervise a staff of stewardship, annual fund, and alumni relations officers.

The ideal candidate will have experience as a professional development officer, possessing sophisticated strategies in planning, implementing, and administering complex major gift, or similar, solicitations. This individual will be knowledgeable about the principles of fundraising in a university setting, with a documented record of gifts solicited and closed. You are able to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external constituents, including volunteers, academic leaders, students, and development staff, toward the accomplishment of fundraising goals.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

For a more detailed description of this position please click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu, click on “Open Positions” and then on the Position (not the Req Num) of #29314.

Application link: http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1796

Salary:  Commensurate with skills, knowledge and experience


Date Posted: March 8, 2019


Director, Annual Giving and Data Services

University of Michigan 

Working Title: Director, Annual Giving and Data Services

Job Opening ID: 168612

Job Category:  Development Services - Reporting and Data Management

Experience Range: 5 to 7 Years + Management Experience

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

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume as one document on the University of Michigan Careers at the U site.

If you are unable to apply via the U-M Jobs site, please submit your cover letter and resume to dev.careers@umich.edu. In the subject line, please type in the Job Opening ID for which you are applying.

Job Summary

The Director, Annual Giving and Data Services supervises the day-to-day efforts of the Annual Giving and Data Services team and leads the team in developing, coordinating, and analyzing a comprehensive direct marketing strategy to solicit annual gifts and develop a pipeline of donors for Michigan Medicine.  This position also leads efforts to ensure the integrity of grateful patient and development data, oversees the creation and management of marketing efforts (mass communications) with Blackbaud CRM (DART), and provides strategic direction for analysis and reporting within the Michigan Medicine Office of Development.  This position works in an environment dedicated to advancing the mission of Michigan Medicine with emphasis on building positive and meaningful relationships with co-workers and constituents.  The position must build and maintain significant partnerships within Michigan Medicine and the Office of University Development.   

Responsibilities*

Departmental Leadership

  • Leads the overall strategic direction for the Annual Giving and Data Services team in support of Michigan Medicine Development priorities.

  • Directs and guides the day-to-day program operations, generating a broad base of support in donors and dollars. 

  • Manages Annual Giving and Data Services team members, providing leadership and mentorship, setting and evaluating individual and team goals, developing and sustaining appropriate training, and assigning and monitoring coverage of primary areas of focus.

  • Responds to and routes donor inquiries and concerns as appropriate.

  • Serves on Michigan Medicine task forces and planning committees as needed to represent Annual Giving and Data Services needs.

  • Responsible for departmental administration of operating budget, policies, and procedures.

Strategic Planning and Assessment

  • Partners with Executive Director on planning, forecasting, resourcing and budgeting, management, and creative development and execution of comprehensive Michigan Medicine annual giving efforts. 

  • Oversees staff in developing and implementing strategic and innovative plans for various fundraising teams; assists internal stakeholders in developing short and long-term annual giving plans, including use of direct mail, email, telephone, and other channels as appropriate.

  • Actively promotes donor-centric approaches to annual giving that take a holistic view of Michigan Medicine communications and solicitations whenever possible. 

  • Provides strategic oversight and guidance for development of data reporting and maintenance processes across the development office.

  • Works with team to develop and implement special annual initiatives such as the Faculty, Staff, and Retiree Campaign, Giving Blueday, and other similar programs.

  • Facilitates strong collaborative work between the Annual Giving and Data Services team and the various fundraising teams, Stewardship, Communications, Events, and administration within the Michigan Medicine Office of Development.

  • Proactively maintains knowledge of current trends in the annual giving and healthcare fundraising fields by participating in peer networking and professional education opportunities, and monitoring appropriate trade publications, blogs, and websites.   

Implementation

  • Works with team to ensure solicitation projects are productive, timely, cost-effective, accurate, and represent Michigan Medicine well.

  • Provides needed input and information to the Communications team for completion of creative components for Annual Giving appeals.  In conjunction with all members of the team, ensures that solicitation messages are created and reviewed for effectiveness.

  • Manages vendor and internal relationships, including but not limited to grateful patient technical work with HITS, direct marketing consultants, print and fulfillment companies and call centers.

  • Manages and directs resources for planning and executing a successful annual giving solicitation program and related data services in support of Michigan Medicine Development priorities.

  • Coordinates planning and information exchange with university Annual Giving staff as appropriate.  

Measurement

  • Establishes methods to assess ROI on annual giving and data service activities, create routinized systems for reporting results to appropriate groups, and evaluate and refine scope of work based on evidence-based successes.

  • Uses performance analysis to develop recommendations and future strategies in annual giving programs, grateful patient technical needs, and various data services. 

  • Identifies trends and provide periodic data and analysis with recommendations as appropriate. 

Infrastructure Support and Development

  • Actively maintains technical systems utilized for reporting, analytics, marketing effort creation, grateful patient data input and extraction, ticketing systems, and/or other mission critical technical systems in the Michigan Medicine Office of Development including SQL Server instance, Tableau server site, Footprints ticketing system, and serve as subject matter expert for DART grateful patient and marketing effort modules.

Additional Duties

  • Assists with training and orientation of new staff members.

  • Completes other projects and duties as business needs arise.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in related field.

  • At least five to seven years of experience in fundraising, marketing, or equivalent roles.

  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of successful annual fundraising, particularly market strategy and analysis, marketing communications, data management and reporting, and annual giving solicitation via various channels.

  • Demonstrated success managing a team of full-time staff and driving initiatives to completion by working proactively and productively with a diverse set of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience with managing multiple projects and priorities.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive data.

  • Ability to frame strategic options and build case for approach.

  • Effective time management, problem-solving, and analytical skills.

  • Ability to forecast timelines and consistently meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational and project management skills, and ability to lead a team effort to produce high-quality work on a deadline.

  • Ability to transfer knowledge, train, and explain concepts included in the characteristic duties and responsibilities of the position to people who may not understand the roles and responsibilities, including highly technical processes.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Advanced degree in a related field.

  • Proven success in a complex and highly decentralized organization.  Experience working in an academic and/or healthcare setting preferred. 

  • Experience managing data input and extraction from information systems (MS Access, SQL Server, MySQL or Oracle databases).

  • Familiarity with Blackbaud Enterprise/CRM (DART).

  • Working knowledge of SQL, Microsoft Management Studio, and SSIS.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Mission Statement

The Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan through high-quality collaboration with the development programs of schools, colleges, and units. We also provide fundraising leadership through the stimulation and facilitation of healthy, productive and life-long relationships with our colleagues, alumni, friends, foundations and corporations.

The U-M development community is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and thriving workforce, and demonstrating respect and inclusivity for all.

U-M EEO/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Date Posted: March 4, 2019


SENIOR DIRECTOR

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Prospect Development has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Director.

The Senior Director ensures that the fund-raising efforts of the University of Washington are fully supported with information about current and potential major gift donors, plus a variety of strategic information about all UW constituents. This position directs the Prospect Development unit, which consists of two teams: Prospect Research and Prospect Management. Prospect Development provides the University with service in four primary areas: Prospect Identification, Prospect Research. Prospect Management and Strategic Data Analysis.

The Senior Director participates in the senior management team of Development Services, setting policy and participating in strategic planning; collaborates with Advancement leadership to set policy for fund-raising activities, establish strategies for identifying new prospects, tracking fundraising activity and determining reporting needs; Acts as a leader in strategic analysis projects requested by all areas of UA; and provides leadership across multiple units in the analysis of complex issues related to all areas of Advancement. 

To learn more about this position and to apply, submit a profile on our employment website at:

http://www.washington.edu/jobs and view the position under Req 165151.

This position is open until filled.

Feel free to share this opportunity with your colleagues, friends and networks.

For questions, please contact Kelly Miles, kkmiles@uw.edu.

See all of the current Advancement job opportunities HERE.   

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.

Links and Resources:

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Date Posted: March 4, 2019


Development Writer (Copywriter)

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER OHIO

Reports To: Director of Donor Communications and Marketing

FLSA Status: Full time, exempt

Department: Development

Revision Date: January 17, 2019

Summary

Responsible for creating and transforming ideas into words for critical donor communications in support of the fast-paced development team. Coordinates in the promotion and awareness of the organization with the donor community and creates multi-channel communications for donors.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create persuasive copy as the primary writer and editor for donor communications including newsletters, donor stewardship, Annual Report, press releases, proposals, and other donor materials for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio.

  • Maintain knowledge of PPGOH programs and services including staying current on data, outcomes, and stories.

  • Supports donor events by drafting all copy for event collateral, from invitation to stewardship, including speeches, program production, follow up messaging and sponsorship solicitation.

  • Update and refresh existing print and digital materials as needed.

  • Develop content for the donor pages on the website including articles and event information.

  • Collaborate to create content and streamline all social media platforms ensuring uniform messaging for donors.

  • Keep abreast of national PP campaigns which align locally and integrate into talking points for staff members.

  • Serve as a liaison for development by partnering with other communications related roles across PPGOH.

  • Provide support for grant proposals, foundation reports, donor proposals, and other funding correspondence in collaboration with Director of Grants and Foundation Relations and Directors of Development.

  • Collaborate with the Donor Marketing and Communications Director as well as other internal stakeholders in the execution of materials, projects, and campaigns.

  • Revise, edit, and proofread content as needed or directed by internal stakeholders include the office of the president.

  • Edit out-bound Development materials to ensure error-free content, accuracy, and adherence to PPGOH and PPFA guidelines.

  • Write copy for internal stakeholders based on the agreed upon project briefing and until internal client is satisfied.

  • Work within tight deadlines and respond to feedback in a timely manner.

  • As a member of the development team, provide support to team members as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

None

QUALIFICATIONS  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree and one to three years related experience required. Digital portfolio demonstrating copywriting experience must be submitted.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Considering the relatives costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.  Ability to apply accounting principles to various bookkeeping issues including financial statement reporting, budgeting, and internal controls.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Ability to establish rapport among a variety of internal and external constituents.   Ability to lead with a respectful, positive regard for employees and volunteers.

OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Commitment to Planned Parenthood's mission, pro-choice philosophy, goals and objectives necessary.  

  • Experience working in a development setting is preferred.

  • Self-starting individual with proven ability to take ownership for results and driving change.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to write in a broad range of voices.

  • Interest in all aspects of brand and brand campaign development, from initial concept to writing – with superior writing and editing skills.

  • Strong customer service, negotiation, and influencing skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate several simultaneous projects and events.

  • Willingness to exercise and trust one’s independent judgment.

  • Ability to achieve positive outcomes in a team oriented environment.  

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Experience with project and change management processes

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities according to the workload and environmental factors

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality about all PPGOH business and activities on and off the job.

  • Must be self-directed and self-motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively and independently.

  • Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends as needed.

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills with a passion for storytelling and strong attention to detail

  • Strong skills in the development of targeted messages for the appropriate medium

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Ohio Driver’s License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

This job description is subject to review and change.  This is not a contract. Signatures below indicate solely that this job description has been received, read and understood.

___________________________________ __________________

Employee Signature Date

___________________________________ __________________

Supervisor Signature Date

ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER OHIO

Planned Parenthood operates 19 health centers throughout Ohio. We offer reproductive healthcare services for women, men, and young people; supporting people of color, those with low incomes, and the LGBTQ community. Planned Parenthood offers numerous education programs for the women, men, and youth of Ohio. We also offer prenatal programs, supporting vulnerable mothers in their communities.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio seeks to help people develop a positive view of sexuality and provide them with information and skills to take care of their sexual health now and in the future. Sexuality is a healthy, lifelong aspect of us all. The programs, resources, and services offered by Planned Parenthood center around core, fundamental beliefs.

  • We believe that youth and adults have the right to accurate information and access to health services.

  • We respect youth and adults as valued members of the community with much to offer.

  • We trust youth and adults to make responsible decisions when they are provided information, taught skills, and given support to do so

Planned Parenthood is an equal opportunity employer – Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Date Posted: March 4, 2019

Director of Donor Communications and Marketing

PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER OHIO

Reports To: Vice President of Development

FLSA Status: Full time, exempt

Department: Development

Revision Date: January 17, 2019

Summary

The Director of Donor Communications and Marketing will develop, implement, and evaluate comprehensive communication and marketing strategies for all areas of development including the annual fund, major gifts, events and stewardship. The Director develops, executes, and supports comprehensive communications plans and projects that increase engagement and achieve development objectives with key constituent groups, including donors segments, board members, and supporters. The Director oversees a copywriter, budgets, and resources responsible for producing integrated communications media that inspire giving among diverse constituencies in support of the organization’s fundraising campaigns and philanthropic activities. The Director cultivates and stewards relationships with key stakeholders to inspire a culture of creativity as part of a broader, synchronized development department.

Position Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain targeted communications plans for PPGOH designed to inform internal and external audiences and drive philanthropy.

  • Collaborate and support strategies of fundraising and stewardship that increase the effectiveness of these areas.

  • Create comprehensive project plans to oversee work from inception to delivery.

  • Manage and implement concurrent, interdependent short-, medium-, and long-term communications projects that support and achieve PPGOH goals and priorities. Implement and support an editorial schedule and production calendar for all Development communications activities.

  • Drive the development, execution, and/or promotion of gift announcements, case statements and impact stories.

  • Create compelling and timely content for print and online publications including recognition of significant donors, prospects and volunteers.

  • Work with development team members to write donor profiles, stories, letters, and other donor correspondence.

  • Collaborate with Development Directors to write original proposals or edit and customize pre-existing proposals for prospects to include program and/or project budgets and supporting documentation.

  • Supervise a copywriter and collaborate with Communications and Marketing staff throughout the affiliate. Coach team members to maximize creativity, productivity and effectiveness.

  • Create a culture of accountability through evidence-based decision-making, outcomes assessment, and process improvement where individual and team progress, deadlines, and results are reported and evaluated with regularity.

  • Write, edit and evaluate fundraising and other marketing materials, both digital and traditional; act as project manager with content specialists, designers, fundraisers, and event planners to develop both small and large programs to engage supporters.

  • Ensure projects are completed by identified deadlines and on budget. Assure successful outcomes by adopting best-practice project management methodologies, quality assurance metrics, and risk mitigation plans. Assure the integrity, high quality, and consistency of the university’s image, tone, style, narrative, visual identity, and brand.

  • Coordinate with affiliate communications professionals to incorporate fundraising objectives into broader Communications and Marketing activities, talking points, presentations, reports, social media efforts, and other channels.

  • Stay current with and introduce new marketing tactics when and where they can add value, such as viral marketing, new media, etc.

  • Analyze the results of identified marketing communication efforts, making recommendations for increased effectiveness.

  • Develop presentation for use by the Vice President of Development and the CEO as needed.

  • Oversee hiring and manage freelancers as needed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Supervise the Development Writer (Copywriter).

QUALIFICATIONS  

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty and responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years communications experience required, preferably in a non-profit setting.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Considering the relatives costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.  Ability to apply accounting principles to various bookkeeping issues including financial statement reporting, budgeting, and internal controls.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

Ability to establish rapport among a variety of internal and external constituents.   Ability to lead with a respectful, positive regard for employees and volunteers.

OTHER SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Commitment to Planned Parenthood's mission, pro-choice philosophy, goals and objectives necessary.  

  • Significant experience working in communications role(s) that support development and/or fundraising activities preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently with internal and external constituencies and with professionals of varied disciplines to accomplish tasks and projects.

  • Demonstrated experience managing and executing across multiple Communications and Marketing channels and media; highly developed skills in communications writing and editing.

  • Highly collaborative style with experience developing and implementing communications strategies successfully; a background that demonstrates relationship-building, consensus-building, flexibility, and managing through influencing.

  • Evidence of high-energy leadership style with a track record for leading both strategic and tactical communications efforts.

  • Ability to produce high quality deliverables with meticulous attention to detail. Must be metrics-driven and results-oriented with demonstrated analytical skills.

  • Ability to provide quick turnaround and updates for multiple requests while maintaining strong reputation of high quality work.

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a cross-functional team.

  • Must be able to perform successfully in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, and service-oriented environment. Experience working successfully within a complex organization. Willing and able to adjust to changing demands and shifting priorities.

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends to support programming, events, and major project deadlines.

  • Ability to develop strategies, measures for success and feasible timelines for successful project implementation and execution.

  • Appreciation for the fundraising cycle: identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, recognition and stewardship.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive relationships and actively contributes as a member of working teams to achieve results.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Ohio Driver’s License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

This job description is subject to review and change.  This is not a contract. Signatures below indicate solely that this job description has been received, read and understood.

___________________________________ __________________

Employee Signature Date

___________________________________ __________________

Supervisor Signature Date

ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF GREATER OHIO

Planned Parenthood operates 19 health centers throughout Ohio. We offer reproductive healthcare services for women, men, and young people; supporting people of color, those with low incomes, and the LGBTQ community. Planned Parenthood offers numerous education programs for the women, men, and youth of Ohio. We also offer prenatal programs, supporting vulnerable mothers in their communities.

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio seeks to help people develop a positive view of sexuality and provide them with information and skills to take care of their sexual health now and in the future. Sexuality is a healthy, lifelong aspect of us all. The programs, resources, and services offered by Planned Parenthood center around core, fundamental beliefs.

  • We believe that youth and adults have the right to accurate information and access to health services.

  • We respect youth and adults as valued members of the community with much to offer.

  • We trust youth and adults to make responsible decisions when they are provided information, taught skills, and given support to do so

Planned Parenthood is an equal opportunity employer – Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Date Posted: March 4, 2019


Loyal Donor Officer

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 neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity; therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

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

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

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

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

  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.

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

  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

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

  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.

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

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

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

This position will be based in the Chicago, IL office. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits. Positions start between $76,000 and $81,000. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #47428.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on April 10, 2019.

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: March 4, 2019

Assistant Director, Prospect Research and Management

Bentley University

Job Description Summary
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. 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 of Prospect Research and Management 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.

This experienced researcher will possess excellent 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 fluency in multiple prospect research resources, along with expertise in 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 Duties

  • Take a lead role in the Identification of new prospects and ratings upgrades using a variety of internal and external sources

  • Assist in the management of external vendor prospect screenings and validating screen results

  • 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

  • Provide corporate/foundation research as needed

  • Enhance and maintain policies and procedures documentation supporting best practices

  • Prepare for and participate in prospect review meetings

  • Hire, train and supervise student workers and temporary workers

  • Supervise projects from initial stages to completion

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Other Duties

  • Participate in occasional Advancement “all hands on deck” events on a very limited basis (after hours and on weekends)

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS and a minimum of 8 years overall professional experience required including at least 4-6 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

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Strong preference for candidates with knowledge, experience, and successful use of analytics within prospect research

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • The position works at a computer in a standard office.

  • Usual office environment with frequent sitting, walking, and standing, and occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and balancing.

  • Frequent use of eye, hand, and finger coordination enabling the use of office machinery.

  • Oral and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication as well as communication through automated devices such as the telephone.

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

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Apply here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/xz53cv53q55gmrfp

PI108120343


Date Posted: March 3, 2019

Development Officer (Major Gifts/Individual Giving)

Bryn Mawr College

ABOUT BRYN MAWR:

For more than 130 years, smart, strong, women have come to Bryn Mawr College to seek an unparalleled education and meaningful opportunities to contribute to the world. That tradition continues and grows today. Bryn Mawr offers a university of academic opportunities in an intimate setting; a close, connected community that fosters lifelong connections; and the preparation women need to lead.

One of the historic seven sisters, the mission of Bryn Mawr College is to provide a rigorous education and to encourage the pursuit of knowledge as preparation for life and work. Bryn Mawr teaches and values critical, creative and independent habits of thought and expression in an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum for women and in coeducational graduate programs in arts and sciences and social work and social research. Bryn Mawr seeks to sustain a community diverse in nature and democratic in practice, for we believe that only through considering many perspectives do we gain a deeper understanding of each other and the world.

Defy Expectation: The Campaign for Bryn Mawr:

Bryn Mawr College is currently in the public phase of a bold fundraising campaign to raise a minimal goal of $250 million dollars. As Bryn Mawr continues to have an unexpected global impact for an institution of our size, we must seize this moment to garner the resources that will propel us forward. As we enter the final sixteen months of the largest campaign in the history of the College, the work that the Alumnae Relations and Development team is doing will assist Bryn Mawr women to transform lives, societies, and the world.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Development Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of current and potential donors with the capacity to make gifts of $100,000 or more. The Development Officer will be a vital member of the Alumnae Relations & Development team and will help ensure the success of the College’s current campaign.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 250 individual donors and prospects.

  • Work in coordination across the team to identify, visit, and qualify potential new major gift prospects.

  • Develop and implement individualized cultivation and solicitation strategies to increase prospects’ philanthropic commitment to Bryn Mawr (through The Bryn Mawr Fund, endowed funds, capital projects, and planned gifts) and successfully close major gifts.

  • Maintain complete and timely records of contacts with prospects.

  • Achieve all goals, specifically visit and solicitation goals.

  • Serve as an ambassador of Bryn Mawr College to articulate the mission, current priorities and future plans.

  • Coordinate with administrators, deans, faculty and volunteers as needed in the cultivation and solicitation process.

  • Work collaboratively with college development and advancement officers.

  • Prepare gift proposals and other materials as appropriate and needed.

  • Coordinate with the stewardship office to design and implement individualized stewardship activities for assigned prospects.

  • Represent the College at regional and on-campus events.

  • Prepare reports for colleagues and volunteers as needed.

SKILLS, ABILITY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree.

  • The Development Officer will have prior experience in major gift fundraising, with proven experience soliciting gifts of $50,000+, preferably in an institution of higher education.

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Goal oriented, persistent, personable, team oriented, strategic thinker.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to relate to a variety of people of all ages and backgrounds.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a minimum of day-to-day supervision while balancing multiple priorities.

  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

  • Prior experience in a capital campaign a plus.

  • Basic knowledge of commonly used gift planning strategies.

  • Ability to work closely with administrators, faculty and volunteers.

  • Comfortable with a collaborative team approach to fundraising.

  • Understanding of and ability to articulate the mission and priorities of Bryn Mawr College.

  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically, including transportation by air, train and car. Driver’s license and willingness to drive are a requirement.

  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing higher education today.


Date Posted: March 3, 2019

Director of Development

University of Michigan

Job Summary

One of two regional campuses of the University of Michigan, UM-Flint is a comprehensive urban university of diverse learners and scholars committed to advancing local and global communities through education, research and service.

UM-Flint serves approximately 7,500 students of whom 85% are undergraduates and 15% are graduate students. More than two thirds of all students receive financial aid. About half of all students reside in Genesee County, and the campus has a small but growing population of residential students and an increasingly vibrant campus life.

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through five schools or colleges: the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Education & Human Services, the College of Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the School of Management. The university offers 138 bachelor degree programs, 28 master degrees, four professional doctoral degrees and two PhD programs across the five units. UM-Flint is pioneering new programs such as the Green Chemistry program, which is the first BS of its kind in the nation. The university also offers many other innovative interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs on campus and abroad.

The current mission and vision statements are as follows:

The University of Michigan-Flint is a comprehensive urban university of diverse learners and scholars committed to advancing our local and global communities. In the University of Michigan tradition, we value excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship; student centeredness; and engaged citizenship. Through personal attention and dedicated faculty and staff, our students become leaders and best in their fields, professions, and communities.

Our mission is reinforced by our vision statement: Engaging Minds, Preparing Leaders through Academic Excellence, Student Centeredness, and Engaged Citizenship.

In the fall of 2016, a campus-wide committee developed a five-year strategic plan for UM-Flint. After a year of broad consultation, the university adopted five high-level strategic priorities:

  • A distinctive identity that builds campus pride

  • Excellent education and scholarship across the institution

  • A student-centered culture focused on retention and success

  • Recruitment through high-quality programs and campus life

  • A vital partnership with an engaged community.

Position Summary

The University of Michigan-Flint seeks an experienced fundraiser to serve as Director of Development. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement (Advancement), the director will be a principal member of the Advancement team, setting the strategic direction for fundraising and donor engagement.

The director will be responsible for soliciting major gifts; stewarding major gift benefactors; employing best practices to expand the prospect pool, and advising on the solicitation of prospects by the development team, university leaders, and volunteers. In addition, this position will actively collaborate with senior leadership to define and implement an overarching advancement strategy.

The director of development supervises two major gift officers, a corporate relations officer, a foundation relations officer, and a stewardship coordinator. This position also leads a corporate engagement group with broad representation from the campus.

The director of development will be an individual with a strong fundraising background, who has had progressive and successful development experience, and who has an effective track record of management. The ideal candidate will have experience mentoring gift officers and working in higher education.

Responsibilities*

The Director of Development will:

  • Contribute to a culture of high performance by modeling and promoting effective collaboration among team members; developing annual work plans with direct reports; and supporting appropriate staff development opportunities.

  • Create a robust talent management strategy for major gifts and foundation relations staff that is linked to the campus’ strategic plan and Advancement’s priorities.

  • Use data, reports, metrics, and other tools to inform priorities, track progress, adjust strategies, and measure outcomes.

  • Collaborate across the Advancement team to ensure effective coordination of effort and optimal use of moves management principles.

  • Establish and maintain excellent communication with university leadership, faculty, students, and alumni to create a well-rounded understanding of programs and resources that can be leveraged for donor development, donor engagement, and major giving.

  • Strategize and implement how best to articulate the need for support to potential donors; spearhead the creation of appropriate materials, presentations, and proposals for both individual donors and foundations.

  • Proactively and cooperatively identify and manage a portfolio of individual major gift prospects and donors, with an emphasis on gifts of $50K and above.

  • Represent the university to external constituencies; coordinate and support university and college/school leadership in major solicitations to foundations. Work directly with foundation donors, including family foundations as well as regional and national foundations.

  • Work collaboratively and transparently with college/school and other units involved in securing and stewarding external funds, including the Office of Research, Office of the Provost, Career Center, and others.

  • Collaborate with the Office of University Development in Ann Arbor to maximize and leverage resources available to support the success of UM-Flint’s development activities, particularly prospect development and analysis, gift planning, stewardship, and legal services.

  • Manage the development budget.

  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Chancellor for Advancement.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree highly desired.

  • A track record of utilizing moves management to chart the progress of prospects through the fundraising cycle.

  • Significant experience and demonstrated success in development and fundraising activities in the area of major gifts, with proven success in gift closure at the five- and six-figure levels and above.

  • Demonstrated managerial leadership in recruiting, supervising, and developing a high-functioning and collaborative work team.

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate strategic plans; implement effective fundraising and stewardship programs; and evaluate outcomes of said strategies and initiatives.

  • A track record of working closely with senior leaders and providing the support necessary to ensure their success in development activities.

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, demonstrating personal integrity, creativity, flexibility, and accountability.

  • Sound judgment; ability to use discretion and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  • Proven ability to work in and display appreciation for interdisciplinary and diverse environments.

  • Willingness to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Seven or more years of demonstrated success in development and fundraising.

  • Prior development experience within an institution of higher education.

  • Knowledge of university policies, procedures, and culture desired.

Background Screening

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

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

How to Apply

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


Date Posted: March 1, 2019

Director of Development: Foundation and Corporate Giving

Guilford College

Basic Function

The Director of Development: Foundation and Corporate Giving will report to the Associate Vice President for Philanthropy (AVP) and will serve as an important member of the Advancement team. They will be a frontline fundraiser for Guilford College in the foundation and corporate giving space, managing an assigned portfolio of between 50 to 75 private foundations and corporations. They will be charged with growing this portfolio through the solicitation of gifts and grants ranging in size from $50k to $1M plus. Strictly adhering to the Advancement plan and in consultation with the AVP and the Vice President for Advancement (VPA), they will identify new funding sources and institutional priorities at foundations and corporations. They will align the needs of Guilford initiatives with the priorities, missions and interests of current and prospective foundation and corporate donors.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will bring an excellent command of–and track record in–fundraising from foundations and corporations. They will leverage their proven talents in the building of authentic relationships to jumpstart new relationships within foundations and corporations, including with program officers, board members, executives, advisors and others. They will proactively initiate and orchestrate new grant concepts and ideas, pairing Guilford strengths and campus initiatives with available funding. They will maintain a system of prospect research and analytics. They will qualify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward grants along with the relationships bolstering these grants. They will write, edit and finalize proposals, presentations and grant applications, then submit them. They will track submissions along and maintain records for successful (and unsuccessful) submissions and grants. They will offer guidance and assistance to campus constituents who are seeking funding from foundation and corporate partners. They will be visible in the community, attending business and community functions to represent the college.

The chosen candidate will become a critical partner to the AVP, working closely with them to grow their portfolio and to supply and exceed their benchmarks for the multi-year division budget. Establishing and maintaining a close and trusting relationship with the AVP and the VPA will be critical to ensure positive outcomes and smooth functioning inside the Office.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Five to seven years of demonstrated experience with higher education fundraising.

  • A stellar track record in cultivating and soliciting foundation and/or corporate gifts.

  • Knowledgeable and well-versed in the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with staffers and key door openers to foundations and corporations.

  • Comfort level and experience with working with individuals at senior levels at institutions and within the external community.

  • Exceptional and persuasive communications skills, oral and written.

  • Outstanding writing and editing skills with proposals and grants resulting in closing sizeable grants and gifts. 

  • An ability to track the status of proposals, including providing required reporting, whether programmatic or financial.

  • A strong and demonstrable skill set in efficiently planning, organizing, coordinating and directing multiple projects and activities with various deadlines simultaneously.

  • Proven and effective project management skills with demonstrable outcomes. 

  • Knowledge of shared governance, institutional administration and collegial interaction in a nonprofit environment.

  • An ability to keep matters confidential and to display honesty, loyalty and respect.

  • The mindset of a strategic and innovative thinker who is curious, creative and resourceful.

  • The ability to work in a consultative, diverse, inclusive and ever-changing environment.

  • Digital fluency with a comfort level with Microsoft Word, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft software suite, internet applications, etc.

For more information: Director of Development: Foundation and Corporate Giving


Date Posted: March 1, 2019

Director of Development: Charitable Gift Planning

Guilford College

Basic Function

The Director of Development: Charitable Gift Planning will report to the Associate Vice President of Philanthropy (AVP) and serve as a cornerstone member of the Advancement team. They will be a frontline fundraiser for Guilford College, managing an assigned portfolio of some 150 individuals in the $100K-plus range. Strictly adhering to the Advancement Plan, they will focus on aligning the needs of Guilford College with the interests and motivations of current and prospective benefactors.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work with the AVP, the Vice President of Advancement (VPA) and communications staff to create appropriate marketing materials for charitable gift planning, including customized charts, graphs and PowerPoint presentations that illustrate how planned giving works. They will prepare proposals, contracts and reports, coming to job well versed in the use of planned giving software, such as Crescendo Interactive and PG Calc. They will be knowledgeable about planned giving trends, as well as federal and state tax laws and regulations. They are experienced and comfortable in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding life income gift opportunities. They will understand how–when appropriate–to solicit non-cash assets, such as gifts of land/property, stock, jewelry and other valuable/appreciated assets. They will work closely with the AVP, VPAand major gift staff in creating blended gift opportunities, whenever the situation works best for the benefactor and the College. They understand that their performance will be measured by outcomes as well as by their pipeline detailing number of visits, successful moves management of prospects, timely asks and superlative stewardship.

The chosen candidate will become a trusted partner of the AVP and VPA, working closely to establish annual goals as well as effective metrics to measure success.
They will be visible in the community as a representative of Guilford and the Office of Advancement, publicly engaging with alumni and parents, retired faculty/staff and external community members and constituents as they seek out new prospective donors.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, with preference given to someone with a law degree and/or professional background in financial advising, wealth management and estate planning law.

  • Demonstrable experience in charitable gift planning vehicles, including annuities, trusts, lead trusts and remainder trusts, etc.

  • The ability to create charitable gift contracts, such as an airtight trust or annuity document from information received from donors.

  • Experience with charitable gift planning at a nonprofit organization or higher educational institution a plus.

  • Well versed in industry trends, donation mechanisms and federal and state tax laws.

  • An understanding of how to maximize the most appropriate charitable gift planning vehicles.

  • Demonstrated ability to track their work and plan, organize and coordinate multiple projects at various stages simultaneously and efficiently.

  • A passion and talent for building and maintaining authentic relationships.

  • An ability to keep matters confidential and to demonstrate honesty, loyalty and respect.

  • Knowledge of shared governance, institutional administration and collegial interaction in a nonprofit environment.

  • The ability to work in a consultative, diverse, inclusive and ever-changing environment–in consultation with and at the direction of others.

  • Proficiency and comfort level with Crescendo Interactive and PG Calc, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft software suite, internet applications, etc.

For more information: Director of Development: Charitable Gift Planning


Date Posted: March 1, 2019

Director of Development: Major Gifts

Guilford College

Basic Function
The Director of Development – Major Gifts will report to the Associate Vice President for Philanthropy (AVPP) and serve as a key member of Guilford’s fundraising team. They will be responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors capable of giving gifts at the $25K level and higher. They will manage a personal portfolio of gifts in the $25k – $500k range, while focusing on aligning the needs at Guilford with the interests and motivations of current and prospective benefactors. They will be a team player, working cooperatively with others in the Advancement Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Carefully following the Advancement Plan, the successful candidate will manage relationships with a portfolio of around assigned 150 current and prospective donors. To that end, they will be responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding these individuals. Their focus will be on alumni and non-alumni benefactors who can make outright gifts of cash and stock. They will also be familiar with charitable gift planning vehicles to then make a connection for the benefactor with the Director of Development: Charitable Gift Planning, when appropriate. They will record, report, and monitor prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.

In conjunction with the Vice President for Advancement (VPA) and AVPP, they will identify, imagine and assist with program initiatives that secure support for campus-wide priorities including for the sciences, arts, athletics, endowed chairs, scholarships, new facilities, facility renovations, campus improvements, and unrestricted support. They will participate in all aspects of gift cycle – from initiating first-time contact with potential major donors to actively qualifying (and disqualifying) candidates. They will create customized cultivation strategies for qualified donors, determining what proposals most closely align with donor interests, mapping out appropriate and timely moves timelines; they will know when to bring in volunteers, professors and others – including the Vice President for Advancement and President – on calls. The successful candidate will be well versed in moving potential donors in a timely fashion toward solicitation and closure. Their people skills will be well-developed and superlative, enabling them to steward donors with ease. They will understand and celebrate Guilford’s values and be able to articulate these values in conversation, writing and even in the positive manner in which they present and carry themselves.

The successful candidate will become a valued member of the Guilford Advancement team, adhering to the highest ethical standards, including confidentiality. The Director of Development – Major Gifts will build and maintain a close relationship with their supervisor, the AVPP, as well as the Vice President for Advancement, understanding that much of the success of their work will be attributed to these close working bonds.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) from regionally accredited institution

  • Five to seven years of successful experience in Advancement work, preferably in major gift fundraising

  • Experience in higher education preferred, but not required

  • A proven track record of personally securing five- to six-figure gifts.

  • A passion for building, maintaining and managing authentic relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and beliefs.

  • Stellar skills in writing and communication with an ability to focus.

  • Demonstrated experience with making cold calls and converting some to donations. 

  • Deep knowledge of the Advancement profession, such as fundraising principles and trends, along with being a strategic thinker

  • Strong organizational abilities, including the habit tracking their work, along with an understanding of the importance of data collection and delivery. 

  • The ability to multitask and manage multiple relationships simultaneously, with an ability to pivot effortlessly as plans and priorities shift. 

  • A knowledge of shared governance, institutional administration and collegial interaction in a nonprofit environment. 

  • An ability to keep matters confidential and to demonstrate honesty, loyalty and respect.

  • Digital fluency which includes a comfort level with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft software suite, internet applications, etc.

For more information: Director of Development: Major Gifts


Date Posted: March 1, 2019

Associate Vice President for Philanthropy

Guilford College

Basic Function

The Associate Vice President for Philanthropy will report to the Vice President for Advancement (VPA) and serve on the Advancement Senior Management team. They will be a frontline fundraiser for Guilford College, managing a personal portfolio of gifts in the $50K – $1M range. They will focus on aligning the needs at Guilford with the interests and motivations of current and prospective benefactors while strictly adhering to the Advancement Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will bring authentic and passionate leadership and direction to a team of some 10 direct/indirect reports in the Office of Advancement. In tandem with the VPA they will be responsible for supervising all aspects of fundraising, including annual fund, major gifts, charitable planned giving, and foundation/corporate giving, as well as prospect research and analytics. They will develop and implement professional processes and activities in all areas under their supervision. They will motivate their team’s top performance as measured by number of visits, successful moves management of assigned prospects, timely asks and superlative stewardship. They will hold monthly update meetings and provide ongoing staff management and supervision including portfolio assignment, performance evaluations and professional development. They will ensure seamless onboarding of new hires to the Advancement team and College environment. 

The chosen candidate will become a solid partner of the VPA, working closely to establish annual plans and goals with metrics to measure success. They will collaborate with VPA and other team members to lead the process of forecasting, requesting and implementing a multi-year divisional budget. Working in tandem with the VPA, the successful candidate will collaborate with campus constituents to ensure their fundraising needs are identified and prioritized while developing themes related to fundraising initiatives. They will be visible in the community as a high-profile representative of Guilford and the Office of Advancement, publicly engaging with alumni and parents, retired faculty/staff and external community members and constituents in business, the arts, education and other ares. Maintaining the trust of the VPA at all times will be critical to the success of this work while ensuring smooth operations inside the office.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) from a regionally accredited institution

  • Seven to ten years of experience in Advancement, preferably in higher education, with a strong background in supervising and motivating a team of fundraising professionals

  • A history of success in leading fundraising activities and creating a culture of philanthropy

  • A proven record of personally securing five-to seven-digit gifts

  • A passion and talent for building and maintaining authentic relationships

  • Knowledge of shared governance, institutional administration and collegial interaction in a nonprofit environment

  • An ability to keep matters confidential and to demonstrate honesty, loyalty, and respect

  • A strong and demonstrable skill set in efficiently planning, organizing, coordinating and directing multiple projects and activities with various deadlines simultaneously

  • The mindset of a strategic and innovative thinker who is curious, creative and resourceful

  • The ability to lead and motivate others while working in a consultative, diverse, inclusive and ever-changing environment

  • Digital fluency with a comfort level with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft software suite, internet applications, etc. 

For more information: Associate Vice President for Philanthropy


Date Posted: March 1, 2019

Assistant Director of Development: Athletics and Quaker Club

Guilford College

Basic Function

The Assistant Director of Development: Athletics & Quaker Club will report to the Director of Development: Annual Giving (and ultimately the Associate Vice President for Philanthropy). They will be a frontline fundraiser for Guilford College Athletics, managing an assigned portfolio of 75-125 individuals and corporations who join the Quaker Club at or above the $500 level. They will seek to grow this group to raise more funds for Guilford College Athletics.

Duties and Responsibilities

They will conceptualize and successfully execute Quaker Club events at multiple locations throughout the year. Their goal for these events is twofold: swelling event participation and encouraging, inspiring and soliciting gifts for Guilford College Athletics. They will assist the Director of Development: Annual Giving for developing and implementing appeals – mail, email, and social media – for Athletics, Quaker Club, and various sports/teams.

The successful candidate will work hand in hand with the Director of Development: Annual Giving and the Director of Development: Major Gifts, understanding when an opportunity for broader engagement with a donor should be shared with others on the Advancement team. They will establish rapport with the Director of Athletics, coaches, and athletes, as well as members of the faculty, staff, students and others on campus. They will engage in their work in a spirit of collaboration with campus constituents to ensure fundraising success. They will seek to build Quaker Club memberships through a variety of means, including using social media platforms and developing crowdfunding pages. They will be challenged to dream up new ideas to bring to campus, to attract Quaker Club members and excite the broader community about Guilford Athletics. They will be visible in the community as a high-profile representative of the College. They will at times travel in conjunction with athletic events for optimizing Quaker Club memberships and maximizing gifts to Athletics.

The chosen candidate will be a partner of the Director of Development: Annual Giving, who will then in working with the Director of Athletics, establish annual plans and goals with metrics to measure success. They will collaborate with the entire development team and follow up on leads as appropriate and provide leads to team members. They will be a booster in the Office of Advancement as well as Athletics at Guilford College.

Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • One to three years of work experience in a related field (such as sports, nonprofits, sales)

  • Experience in Advancement, preferably in higher education is preferred but not required.

  • Athletic track record in collegiate, high school, club or recreational sports (preferred but not required).

  • A proven ability to build and maintain authentic relationships.

  • A comfort level with engaging with, identifying, qualifying, and soliciting benefactors.

  • Character and comportment based on honesty, loyalty and respect.

  • An understanding about keeping donor and other sensitive information confidential.

  • An ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and activities at the same time, while being able to pivot seamlessly from one task to the next.

  • The mindset of a strategic and innovative thinker who is curious, creative and resourceful.

  • The ability to work in a consultative, diverse, inclusive and ever-changing environment.

  • A learning mindset, someone who is building their pathway to becoming a more seasoned fundraiser.

  • Knowledge of shared governance, institutional administration and collegial interaction in a nonprofit environment.

  • Digital fluency with a comfort level with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft software suite, internet applications, etc.

For more information: Assistant Director of Development: Athletics and Quaker Club


Date Posted: March 1, 2019

Deputy To The Chief Growth Officer

THE FUTURE PROJECT

New York City, NY

About The Future Project

In 2011, a passionate team of dreamers and builders came together around a big but simple vision: to make it possible for every person on the planet—starting with young people—to discover their power and learn to build a better future for all. Together we designed an innovative, research-based service for schools, centered on a new role in society: the Dream Director; delivered that service to more than 35,000 students across eight states from coast to coast; recruited a diverse national team and community; and built what has become one of the fastest-growing non-profit (or, as we like to say, for-people) organizations in the country.

Over the next several years, fueled by the lessons of our first phase and in response to tremendous demand—and urgent needs we see in the world—we will aim to open our community to the world. We will release new, more accessible programs and service offerings, further build our science and evidence base, host major flagship events, and grow our global network of young people, advisors, supporters, and more.

At this exciting moment of growth and change, it is more important to us than ever to protect the quality, humility, and magic that The Future Project strives to embody. We are looking for talented new team members to help us do just that.

Responsibility Overview

The development team exists to increase The Future Project’s widespread impact and secure $13MM annually in financial resources in service of unlocking possibility in young people. The Deputy to The Chief Growth Officer (Growth Deputy) will play a critical function to ensure we execute on those goals and priorities powerfully. The Future Project seeks a highly organized, relationship-oriented development professional who is comfortable in a fast-growth organization.

Reporting to the Chief Growth Officer, the Growth Deputy is responsible for partnering with the CGO to cultivate and track key relationships, coordinating external events across the Development Department and ensuring that the Development Team is operating with efficiency, order and impact.

Thanks to your efforts behind the scenes, we will leverage maximum benefits from all members of the Development team, run exceptionally effective internal and external meetings, and stay on target with our ambitious goals of growth. To do this, the Deputy must be highly strategic, committed to breakthrough learning and innovation, and able to build systems, organize work, think critically and support a high-functioning team.

This is a full-time Director-level position that can be based in our New York office or remote; requiring some travel.

Specific Accountabilities - External:

  • In partnership with the Chief Growth Officer -- build, track and grow a portfolio of donors and prospects

  • Cultivate and track relationships with donors, journalists, celebrities, policymakers and industry leaders

  • Arrange interviews, presentations, pitch sessions and fundraising meetings and prepare pre-meeting briefs, background research and presentation materials

  • Facilitate post-meeting debriefs and collaborate with the Chief Growth Officer to expeditiously follow through on meeting outcomes and to capitalize on introductions, connections and opportunities

  • Partner with the Chief Growth Officer to ensure impeccable stewardship of donor relationships

  • In Partnership with the Stakeholder Engagement Manager, plan, curate and execute external facing events on behalf of the Development department to showcase The Future Project and build our donor base, including site visits, Jeffersonian dinners and milestone annual events

Specific Accountabilities - Internal:

  • Coordinate the Chief Growth Officers internal responsibilities and support strong management of department and direct reports by CGO

  • Streamline the CGO’s workflow and priorities by schedule management, prioritizing appointments, arranging meetings/conference calls, and making travel arrangements

  • Support the coordination of effective weekly team meetings with the development team to keep our work on track and running smoothly, and track any key ideas or items for follow up

  • Collaborate with Relationship Managers to strategically steward donors to higher giving tiers

  • Identify needs, roadblocks, and opportunities within the development team and work with the Chief Growth Officer to ensure team members are supported, inspired, & clear on priorities.

  • Coordinate across departments to identify and capitalize on opportunities for collaboration, publicity and fundraising efforts

  • Manage special projects as needed by the Chief Growth Officer

Minimum Requirements:

Who You Are:

You are an experienced, highly organized and efficient fundraising professional, known for your ability to develop meaningful, measurable relationships with a strategic balance of innovation and accountability. You have experience raising philanthropic support and you are looking to leverage that experience internally.

You are a hard-working, detail-oriented team player who can successfully juggle and complete competing priorities on tight deadlines. You thrive on developing and implementing efficient systems and enjoy managing complex projects that span from travel logistics to data analysis to the planning of a high-level investor summit. You are an exceptionally clear, precise and confident communicator, with impeccable verbal and written skills, and a high degree of emotional intelligence.

You are known for your enthusiasm as well as your ability to address setbacks, troubleshoot issues, and seamlessly direct multiple priorities at the same time. You are diplomatic and compassionate, strongly motivated by goals and wins, positive when facing challenges, and persistent through setbacks. You are passionate about unlocking potential in young people and reimagining school.

Skills of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Have 4-7 years of experience in a professional fundraising role/shop at a nonprofit organization or institution

  • Must have strong interpersonal acumen and ability to anticipate and address supervisor and team needs

  • Track record of success as a project manager with a strong ability to organize teams, workstreams, goals, priorities & projects to accomplish a larger goal.

  • Proven results as a strategic relationship-builder

  • Strength in multi-tasking, goal-setting, workload prioritization and project management

  • Clear communication skills to enable collaboration with local and remote staff and donors

  • High degree of comfort and experience with donor management system i.e. Bloomerang, Raiser's’ Edge or Salesforce.

  • Must excel in a deadline-driven role, and be self-motivated to meet goals

Additional Qualifications

  • Be highly organized, self-motivated, proactive, and positive.

  • Strong ability to think strategically & help plan projects & workstreams toward achieving goals, especially in the realm of development and fundraising.

  • Be eager to learn & grow within TFP and within the field of youth development.

  • Familiarity with structures, processes, practices of a high functioning development team & how to build a great culture & systems for such a team.

  • Familiarity with Google Suite, Slack, & other communication platforms.

Salary

$66-$93K


Date Posted: March 1, 2019

American Museum Of Natural History

Event Manager, Institutional Advancement Events

The Event Manager, Institutional Advancement Events will coordinate and execute the logistics of a full slate of approximately 30 annual cultivation and stewardship events held during the day, evenings, and on weekends. The manager will act as on-site coordinator, providing efficient communication among many operational teams, manage the flow of the event, and serve as point person for internal participants.

This position will also assist with the annual fundraising benefits and other Museum wide programs implemented by the Events office.

Key Areas of Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Manage, coordinate, and execute the logistics of approximately 30 annual cultivation and stewardship events held during the day, evenings, and on weekends.

• Act as on-site coordinator, providing efficient communication among many operational teams, manage the flow of the event, and serve as point person for internal participants.

• Partner with program managers for any help needed with their donors at events.

• Prepare and execute all communications and logistics within the Museum operational teams.

• Produce floor plans, timelines, and execute site walk-throughs.

• Work closely with in-house caterer and other vendors on RFPs, estimates and invoicing.

• Liaise with speakers, and manage their presentation requirements, including AV needs

• Oversee expense budgets, recording data and comparing estimates with final costs.

• Present thru completion of event, prepare debrief, analyze outcomes and craft recommendations.

• Assume supportive duties related to 4 annual benefits, and special projects as needed.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree.

• 2-3 years related experience in a non-profit environment or cultural institution.

• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; ability to effectively and graciously communicate with all levels of the Museum community.

• Exceptional time management and organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

• Demonstrated qualities surrounding attention to detail, follow-through, excellent judgment, flexibility and decision making.

• Must be available to work a flexible weekly schedule, including mandatory nights and weekends.

• Comfortable with physical demands of on-site management.

• Excellent computer skills with Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Publisher)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Database experience and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/1398403

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

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

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Date Posted: March 1, 2019

Senior Vice President

Revenue Enhancement

Arts Consulting Group

Organization

Arts Consulting Group (ACG) is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, facilities & program planning, strategic planning, and capacity building services for the arts and culture industry. Founded in 1997, ACG is a full-service firm that effectively works with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, universities, government agencies, and for-profit entities that operate in the creative industries. The firm takes a contemporary approach to client challenges and opportunities focused on growing institutions, advancing arts and culture, and enhancing communities. ACG senior team members have leadership experience in every type of artistic and cultural discipline, and they seamlessly adapt to clients’ rapidly changing strategies, business models, and operating environments.

The firm continues its rapid growth and currently has locations in Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Nashville, New York, Portland, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, DC. ACG employees and consultants are embedded in communities throughout North America to invigorate clients so that they can achieve the delicate balance between cultural impacts and business sustainability.

Position Summary

Reporting to ACG’s President as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Senior Vice President, Revenue Enhancement (SVP-RE) will oversee ACG’s contributed and earned revenue enhancement practice areas as well as the firm’s external marketing and communications activities. The successful SVP-RE will be an entrepreneurial self-starter whose primary focus is business development, delivery of client services, and team mentoring, training, and supervision. The SVP-RE will collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to maximize their respective impacts in the field and to achieve tangible outcomes for clients, colleagues, and the growth of the firm.

Contributed and Earned Revenue Enhancement Practice Oversight

The SVP-RE will partner with the Vice President, Contributed Revenue Enhancement (VP-CRE) and Vice President, Earned Revenue Enhancement (VP-ERE) to further develop and grow ACG services in fundraising, capital campaign planning and management, development assessments and strategic recommendations, donor research opportunities, marketing assessments and strategic recommendations, branding and communications strategies, dynamic pricing implementation, earned revenue maximization activities, and related projects within these practice areas. General responsibilities of the VP-CRE and VP-ERE include but are not limited to the following:

  • Track and pursue related senior management leadership openings announced in the media and through networking efforts;

  • Develop a strategy, in tandem with other ACG leaders, to establish greater visibility for ACG with senior fundraising, development, advancement, marketing, communications, and public relations professionals throughout the industry;

  • Gain access to capital campaign, feasibility study, earned revenue market study, and strategic marketing assessment requests for proposals (RFPs) as available;

  • Track client leads in ACG’s software system;

  • Pursue related interim management roles for ACG employees and consultants;

  • Develop and review related ACG proposals;

  • Attend conferences and public meetings to develop strong networks with past, current, and potential clients;

  • Maintain active knowledge of best practices in contributed and earned revenue enhancement technologies, social media, brand visibility, and other areas;

  • Publish periodic articles on best practices in contributed and earned revenue enhancement;

  • Cross-sell other ACG practice area services as appropriate and in coordination with other ACG employees; and

  • Oversee ACG’s marketing and communications planning, website development and maintenance, digital marketing, public relations, and associated audio, video, and written materials.

Roles and Responsibilities

Client Cultivation and Business Development

  • Build ACG’s brand, visibility, and presence in the United States, Canada, and internationally as appropriate.

  • Partner with ACG senior leadership to proactively develop relationships that increase the firm’s ability to secure consulting projects.

  • Engage with cultural organizations, related service associations, universities, and government agencies to ensure RFP receipt and invitations for project proposals.

  • Advise ACG’s Executive Leadership Team and Practice Leaders on changing trends and industry needs.

  • Ensure ACG’s continued financial strength and long-term growth through mutually agreed upon revenue and budgetary goals for the benefit of the firm and its employees and clients.

  • Prepare clear, concise, accurate, and comprehensive proposals, including scopes of work, deliverables, and budgets, with assistance from the Marketing & Communications Manager and other team members as needed.

  • Participate on panels at arts and culture industry conferences, attend significant cultural events, and otherwise demonstrate commitment and expertise of the firm and its industry.

  • Promote clear operational and brand distinction for ACG by developing and following firm policies, style guidelines, and standard operating procedures.

  • Report client successes, testimonials, and social media opportunities that can effectively demonstrate ACG’s positive impacts and international presence.

  • Write articles, blogs, or other materials that focus on the firm’s competencies and the industry’s needs.

  • Embrace other client cultivation and business development roles and responsibilities as needed.

Project Leadership and Support

  • Lead, guide, and supervise ACG employees and independent contractors on revenue enhancement projects and on projects within other practice areas as needed.

  • Deliver superior, objective, and personalized services to clients.

  • Support project teams across all practice areas as needed.

  • Focus on the effective and efficient use of time and resources to meet project goals and associated client and firm deliverables on time, on budget, and on scope.

  • Implement and assist in the refinement of firm methodologies, policies, procedures, and project reporting guidelines.

  • Demonstrate advanced internet, email, and overall computer proficiency for efficient electronic communications and presentations.

  • Embrace other project leadership and support roles and responsibilities as needed.

Firm Capacity Building and Team Participation

  • Exemplify the mission, vision, and values of ACG.

  • Monitor and deliver on key performance indicators, update consultant utilization projections, and ensure a balanced and fully engaged workforce in collaboration with the firm’s CFO and the Leadership Transitions and Planning & Capacity Building areas.

  • Create synergy within a distributed workforce with a one firm, one team model through regular conference calls, meetings, and summits.

  • Identify, cultivate, engage, and supervise contributed and earned revenue practice leaders as well as additional Revenue Enhancement employees and consultants as needed.

  • Maintain, with ACG’s Leadership Transitions & Data Administrator, an active roster of independent contractors in the arts and culture sector who have interest in and availability for various projects on an ad hoc basis.

  • Share expertise with other ACG employees and consultants to build the firm’s intellectual capacity.

  • Participate in ongoing educational programs, training, meetings, and other activities to maintain the highest level of knowledge within the industry.

  • Develop effective service integration between practice areas and locations in business development and communication.

  • Engage in an adaptive strategy process and recommend performance measures that focus on achieving the mutually established vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the firm.

  • Embrace other firm capacity building and team participation roles and responsibilities as needed.

Traits and Characteristics

The successful SVP-RE will be an entrepreneurial and resilient self-starter with a commitment and connection to the arts and culture field and the capacity to achieve demonstrable accomplishments in the creative industries. As a global thinker with pragmatic methodologies that deliver superior results, the SVP-RE will simultaneously learn from the past, live in the present, and look to the future. This individual will enjoy seeking out new project opportunities and will exhibit initiative while prioritizing tasks and achieving desired outcomes. It is not enough to be a strong conceptual thinker and creative generator of ideas. The SVP-RE must be able to move from dialogue to decision making and develop hands-on strategies that inspire clients to implement their goals. This individual will embody the highest ethical standards in the mentorship of ACG’s clients, consultants, and all those who support the field. The SVP-RE will not be driven by ego but will be motivated by the values that revolve around creating a more vibrant and sustainable arts and culture sector.

The SVP-RE will understand that the synergy created by an international firm serving the entire arts and culture industry far outweighs what can be achieved as a single consultant or loose affiliation of consultants in a single cultural discipline, functional area of expertise, or geographic region. The SVP-RE will value knowledge and intellectual growth while having a clear focus on the efficient usage of time and financial, technological, and human resources in achieving both client and firm goals.

An objective listener, the SVP-RE will have superior interpersonal, verbal, and written presentation skills combined with a keen ability to develop people and organizations. The SVP-RE will be a flexible team player who enjoys working in collaboration with international colleagues. As a visionary expert in the field, the SVP-RE will embrace a learning and teaching approach, build impactful intellectual and social capacity, and value the diplomacy and tact required to move people and projects forward. With a deep understanding and motivation for effectively and efficiently achieving results, the SVP-RE will have an unwavering commitment to growing institutions, advancing arts and culture, and enhancing communities.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and a minimum of 10 to 12 years of experience in senior management and/or consulting roles in the arts and culture field are required. A demonstrable track record in contributed and/or earned revenue enhancement as well as branding and institutional messaging are needed. Additional certifications, educational accomplishments, and bilingual fluency (English/French or English/Spanish) are appreciated. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and superior organizational capabilities are required. Multiple accomplishments in complex environments and multifaceted computer literacy, including Office 365 and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), are essential.

Compensation and Benefits

ACG offers full-time employment with competitive base salary. Benefits include various employee health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans, matching 401(k) or Registered Retirement Savings Plan, and discretionary bonus opportunities. The SVP-RE will have a choice of base location in any major metropolitan area of the United States or Canada. A dynamic company, fluid work environment, fascinating client experiences, excellent mentorship, periodic travel, and a highly synergistic team are emblematic of ACG.

Other benefits include:

  • International recognition and strategic positioning as a leader in quality professional services for the arts and culture sector;

  • Ability to leverage professional expertise with that of ACG colleagues and the firm’s extensive client list;

  • Camaraderie as part of a team of senior colleagues who share values and are respected throughout the industry;

  • Efficiency in sharing information with other ACG leaders and support in the areas of proposal development, legal issues/contracts, client prospecting, consulting, business strategy, and infrastructure;

  • Access to a rapidly growing pool of arts and culture management consultants with expertise in all functional areas and artistic disciplines;

  • Flexibility in developing teams of employees and consultants to serve on dynamic projects;

  • Membership benefits in arts and culture service associations to which the firm belongs;

  • Link to international strategic partners in donor research, human resources, market analysis, and other invaluable tools; and

  • Share in the financial, professional, intellectual, and emotional rewards of a growing an "artrepreneurial" firm whose impact leaves a lasting legacy on an entire field.

Applications and Inquiries

Please submit a cover letter and resume with demonstrable contributed or earned revenue accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred) to:

Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau

President Arts Consulting Group

292 Newbury Street, Suite 315

Boston, MA 02115

Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 201

Email SVP-RE@ArtsConsulting.com

Arts Consulting Group, Inc. and Arts Consulting Group Canada, Ltd. welcome

all qualified applicants and highly value inclusion, diversity, equity, and access,

which are embedded in the uniqueness of the vibrant creative industries.