Date Posted: March 29, 2018

University of Texas at Austin

Associate Vice President for Development, Dell Medical School

Austin, TX

http://www.utexas.edu

https://dellmed.utexas.edu/

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. The flagship campus of The University of Texas System (UT System), it is the fifth-largest university in the United States, with approximately 40,000 undergraduate students and over 11,000 graduate and professional students from across the nation and more than 118 countries.

The future of medical education, care and research is taking shape at the Dell Medical School, the newest of 18 colleges and schools on the UT Austin campus. It is also the first medical school in nearly 50 years to be built from the ground up at a top tier AAU research university. This creates powerful synergies between the School and ongoing innovation pouring in from other parts of campus. With the opportunity to start from scratch also comes the opportunity to create a new type of medical school and to really rethink the role of academic medicine in improving health.

Building upon a commitment to innovation and on the reputation of one of the country's best public Research 1 universities, the AVP position at Dell Medical School represents a unique opportunity to build a best-in-class development program while also playing a role in healthcare transformation.

As the University heads into its next campaign, anticipated to be one of the largest, most ambitious campaigns in public higher education, Dell's distinctive mission, renowned faculty and groundbreaking research represent several of the primary focus areas of the campaign. Fundraising priorities at Dell Medical School have the cache of the president, provost and regents and the potential to capture the attention of the University's and community's most generous philanthropists.

The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial, visionary leader, who brings a spirit of collaboration having worked at a senior level across a complex research university or healthcare environment. The AVP's key to success will be a proactive ability to identify interdisciplinary opportunities, and to create a strong case of support, at a medical school that doesn't yet have a natural built-in base of support. Dell's role as an economic driver for Austin, coupled with its innovative and global mission, will resonate with community leaders as well as UT Austin alumni, who bring unbridled pride and passion for their alma mater.

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


Date Posted: March 29, 2018

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, MAJOR GIFTS

University of Michigan

How to Apply

The University of Michigan Museum of Art seeks to transform individual and civic life by promoting the discovery, contemplation, and enjoyment of the art of our world.

For full consideration please provide a resume, with cover letter, describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position requirements. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary

Recently named the number one public university art museum in the country, the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) engages nearly 250,000 visitors on site annually with exhibitions and programs that promote the discovery, contemplation, and enjoyment of the art of our world. The Museum is at an exciting moment in its history with the recent appointment of Director Christina Olsen, whose deep experience with engaging academic and community audiences will lead the Museum into its next phase of ambitious growth.

UMMA seeks an experienced, dynamic development professional to play an integral role in advancing the fundraising priorities of the Museum. Reporting to the Deputy Director, Development and External Relations, the Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts is responsible for managing relationships with individual donor prospects capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more. Working collaboratively with the UMMA Development team, curators, education staff, and volunteers, he/she will be a key partner in achieving fundraising goals for existing and emerging initiatives at UMMA. The Associate Director, Major Gifts will initially focus his/her work with donors in southeast Michigan and the New York/New Jersey regions, with expansion to other regions possible as the prospect base grows. Travel is required, as is periodic evening and weekend work.

Responsibilities*

  • Implement a comprehensive multi-year fundraising plan to increase philanthropic support for UMMA in southeast Michigan and NY/NJ. The multi-year plan will consist of systematic, appropriate, and effective identification, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for both major and planned gift prospects.

  • Maintain a portfolio of approximately 125 major and planned gift prospects, developing relationships and engagement that ultimately lead to gift closures.
  • Conduct approximately 180 significant interactions with prospects and donors per year, of which 90 should be face-to-face visits. Lead and/or participate in at least 15 major gift solicitations annually.
  • Work collaboratively with other fundraising officers across campus and in the U-M Office of University Development (OUD) to identify and execute strategy for donors with multi-unit interests.
  • Implement strategies to identify and qualify new prospects to continually build the donor pipeline.
  • Steward donors to encourage future giving.
  • Work independently; is self-motivated in initiating contacts with prospects and maintaining consistent, professional communication with donors and volunteers.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with UMMA staff, particularly in the curatorial, education, and communication departments, as part of a cohesive team to advance UMMA’s mission.
  • Maintain accurate and current information on donor/prospect activity in the University’s development database.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years successful fundraising experience.
  • A background in and passion for the visual arts, the cultural community, and/or higher education.
  • Proven track record in initiating, cultivating, soliciting, and closing donor gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve individual fundraising goals in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, team environment.
  • Proven problem-solving, strategic thinking, research, and analytical skills.
  • Solid relationship-building skills, including the ability to interface with diverse group of prospects, donors, volunteers, and staff colleagues in a professional, positive manner.
  • Ability and willingness to travel and to periodically work outside the normal workday.
  • Ability to maintain and foster a positive outlook, including continuous quality improvement, teamwork, mutual respect, professionalism, and personal accountability.
  • Excellent oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • A personal belief in the mission, goals, and objectives of UMMA.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Museum work experience.
  • Experience closing five- and six-figure gifts.
  • Understanding of donor data management systems and/or familiarity with University of Michigan processes.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


Date Posted: March 29, 2018

Individual Giving Assistant

Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, is seeking an Individual Giving Assistant to provide general support for the Individual Giving department and its staff.

Job Responsibilities:

Marketing and communication:

  • Execute email campaigns

    • Using Wordfly and pre-designed templates, create and send all Individual Giving emails.

    • Utilize conditional formatting to ensure efficient and personalized communication.

  • Manage and update web pages

Administrative:

  • Work with other members of the department to send all renewal and acknowledgement mailings.

  • Process and report on incoming gifts.

Ticketing:

  • Answer MTC Concierge Line.

    • Orders/exchanges

    • General questions

    • Voicemail

    • Act as backup during high volume times for Patron Hotline.

  • Broadway and London commercial production house seat requests, as well as Tony Award ticket requests for high level donors

  • House seat requests for Commercial transfers of MTC shows

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience.

  • Experience with email software required, Wordfly a plus.

  • Familiarity with development database software and operations at a not-for-profit organization is preferred. Experience with Tessitura is a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent administrative, communication, and computer skills (including MS Office) are required.

  • Meaningful customer service skills and experience.

  • Ability to multitask with strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to take initiative, be flexible and work well independently and with a team.

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

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

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

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


Date Posted: March 29, 2018

Washington University in St. Louis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alumni & Development Programs

Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) is the division committed to supporting and advancing the impact of the university on individuals and communities around the world.  We’re heading into the final months of the Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, making this an especially exciting time for you to consider joining our team.  You and your colleagues will partner with alumni and friends of the university to ensure a strong foundation for the future.  

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

Open Positions:

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

Medical Development

Parent Programs

Annual Giving

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Individual Schools Alumni & Development

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

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


Date Posted: March 29, 2018

ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, ACC/DRO

University of Pennsylvania

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

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

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

School/Center Overview:

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

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

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

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

Duties:

Penn Medicine is one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care. Penn Medicine consists of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which together form a $6.7 billion enterprise.

The Perelman School of Medicine has been ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 20 years, according to U.S. News & World Report’s survey of research oriented medical schools. The School is consistently among the nation’s top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health, with $392 million awarded in the 2016 fiscal year.

The University of Pennsylvania Health System’s patient care facilities include: The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center which are recognized as one of the nation’s top Honor Roll hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Chester County Hospital; Lancaster General Health; Penn Wissahickon Hospice; and Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, founded in 1751. Additional affiliated inpatient care facilities and services throughout the Philadelphia region include Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Penn Medicine.

Penn Medicine is committed to improving lives and health through a variety of community-based programs and activities. In fiscal year 2016, Penn Medicine provided $393 million to benefit our community.

Under limited direction, provide high level internal and external support to the Individual & Organizational Giving division within Penn Medicine Development & Alumni Relations. Duties will include gift prospect cultivation, stewardship, solicitation, development of major gift proposals, and coordinating faculty and staff, to secure major gifts supporting priority areas.

Summary: Responsible for providing professional-level events support for the Abramson Cancer Center, specifically supporting for the Abramson Cancer Center bike ride, an annual fundraising event. Duties will be events-related and focus on planning, implementing, and managing participant engagement, corporate partnerships, communication strategies, and event execution.

In addition to providing event management support, the Assistant Development Officer will provide internal and external support for the grateful patient major gift fundraising program. Duties will be project-related and will focus on prospect identification, cultivation, stewardship, and donor relations.

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Creative Direction. Partnering with the Director of Development and leadership volunteers, understand the goals of the bike ride and supporting events, and help design a strategic plan, including communications, to help achieve those goals.

  2. Logistical Leadership. With an understanding of the various and multitudinous essentials to open purchase orders and to work with vendors, provide leadership in all aspects of each event’s logistical planning. This includes, but is not limited to: determining a budget for an event and working with the appropriate staff to clarify the cost center responsible for those costs; initiating contact with outside vendors; working with ACC and Perelman School of Medicine staff to secure rooms for events; updating relevant internal and external stakeholders on the progress of planning prior to an event; managing volunteers; taking an appropriate leadership role the day of an event, or working with the appropriate staff member to understand who should be in that role.

  3. Proposal/letter writing and coordination of briefing materials. Responsible for the drafting of select gift proposals, assisting gift officers with regard to the drafting of invitation letters, reports, select correspondence, and briefing materials for faculty, development colleagues, and institutional leadership.

  4. Cultivation. Work collaboratively with the major gifts team to provide support in the identification and cultivation of new prospective donors.

  5. Stewardship. Produce and/or coordinate stewardship reports/activities for donors, including annual reports, thank you letters, recognition pieces and faculty meetings. Ensure accurate recording of gifts and communication with donors and departments.

  6. Prospect Management. Maintain primary responsibility for the tracking and management of prospect and gift data, including the retrieval of data and production of reports.

  7. Volunteer Involvement. Working with the gift officers staffing the various assigned areas of Penn Medicine, provide assistance with the production of materials and logistical arrangements for advisory board meetings.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.

  2. One to three years relevant experience in fast-paced office environment, preferably in institutional development, with a track record of success in events support and leadership. Exposure to peer-to-peer fundraising, prospect management, annual giving, major gifts, volunteer management, and stewardship is preferred. Exposure to medical fundraising highly desired.

  3. Strong administrative experience and the ability to establish objectives and organize a successful approach to achieving fund-raising goals.

  4. Ability to work independently, but collaboratively as part of a goal-oriented team.

  5. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  6. Superior attention to detail in an environment where accuracy and timely completion of tasks is critical to maintaining faculty and donor satisfaction.

  7. Solid computer skills required: familiarity with peer-to-peer fundraising software, prospect management databases, report writing aptitude, web sites, internet, word processing, etc. Proficiency in preparation of numeric- and text-laden spreadsheets, Power Point, Excel, etc.

  8. Capability to handle complex and highly confidential information.

  9. Ability to travel both locally and nationally, must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends.

  10. Valid driver’s license required.

Quick Links: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/35317

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.


Date Posted: March 27, 2018

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR ADVANCEMENT (MAJOR GIFT OFFICER)

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT 

The UW College of Built Environments has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director for Advancement  (Major Gift Officer). 

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

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

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. 

The Associate Director of Advancement will work as a member of the College of Built Environments’ Advancement team. This position will be assigned a portfolio of prospects and have dual functions: 

The Associate Director of Advancement will have an assigned portfolio of rated prospects and will work with the Assistant Dean for Advancement, academic leaders, volunteers and other advancement staff members to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts in support of College of Built Environment priorities.  The Associate Director may also have assigned responsibility for oversight and coordination of fundraising initiatives in one or more programs or departments. 

The Associate Director will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Advancement to qualify, cultivate, and solicit new research - rated prospective donors. This portion of the position will focus on a significant volume of calls and proactive outreach to secure face-to-face qualification visits, and ultimately solicit individual prospects for major gifts, or recommend prospects to other members of the advancement team for solicitation at other appropriate gift levels. 

The Associate Director’s key responsibilities are to engage current and prospective donors, and conduct analysis and evaluation to qualify and engage new donors. This position will spend the majority of work-time meeting with alumni and potential donors, either face-to-face, at events, on the phone or through email.

This position closes on April 22nd.

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

For questions, please contact Michelle O’Connormitchoc@uw.edu


Date Posted: March 27, 2018

Senior Director, Development

Tepper School of Business

CARNEGIE MELLON

Job Summary

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

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

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Advancement at the Tepper School, the Senior Director of Development is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects with a rated capacity of $100,000 and greater. You will manage a portfolio of approximately 75-100 prospects and will be expected to travel 8-10 times per year outside of the Pittsburgh region. Additionally, you will oversee a set of major gifts goals and metrics and will manage a team of 9 staff in Annual Giving, Corporate Relations and Major Gifts.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Qualify, cultivate and solicit prospective donors capable of making major and leadership gifts to the Tepper School via personal visits, direct mail, phone or volunteer utilization when needed. Promote alumni relations activities and development events to assigned prospects.
  • Communicate with other university stakeholders, particularly when there may be multiple contracts with the prospect/donor.
  • Manage and develop assigned portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects. Determine ongoing relationship activities with prospect; recommend specific purpose and level of gift; identifies those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitations; bring solicitations to closure.
  • Oversee Annual Giving, Corporate Relations and Major Gifts and other development efforts and projects. Report progress on goals including number of visits, solicitations, commitments, upgrades, and qualifications.
  • Manage staff of 9 including hiring decisions, training, performance management, coaching and mentoring and determining staffing needs, recommends salary increases and promotions. In addition, function as a team leader and coach, develop and motivate peers.
  • Determine on-going relationships with prospect/donor; recommend specific purpose and level of gift; identify those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitation; assuring that solicitations are carried out. Develop and implement plans for gift officers' progress tracking and prospect assignment. Set performance metrics and progress toward annual giving dollar and donor goals.
  • Make presentations and/or share outcomes within peer management groups.
  • Keep current on programs and faculty, research and student initiatives.
  • Be a collaborative partner with Alumni Relations, faculty, deans and advancement colleagues when necessary.

The Ideal Candidate

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

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University

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

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

Benefits

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

A listing of employee benefits is available at: https://www.cmu.edu/hr/assets/benefits/2018-domesticbenefits-guide.pdf

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

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

Carnegie Mellon considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Job Function: Advancement / Development 

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 

Time Type: Full Time 

Organization: TEPPER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

Minimum Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent 

Salary: negotiable


Date Posted: March 27, 2018

Director, Regional Major Gifts 

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Director of Regional Major Gifts to join a progressive team within the University's Office of Institutional Advancement. The primary mission of the Office of Institutional Advancement is to enhance private sector support for the University and, simultaneously, to develop and maintain good relationships with the general public, alumni, and private funding sources. The Office is divided into five areas that are responsible for University-wide advancement activities. These divisions work to build goodwill among alumni, the corporate and foundation communities and friends of the University and to solicit gifts for University projects from these groups.

This senior position manages and supervises a functional unit within Institutional Advancement and reports to the Managing Director of Individual Giving and Special Projects. This position will supervise a team of regional major gift officers. Responsibilities include:

- Creating and managing an annual unit performance plan
- Hiring, training, coaching, supervising and evaluating employees
- Managing a budget allocation
- Serving as an advisor to the Managing Director

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Bachelor's degree. Superior verbal and written skills. Must be able and willing to travel extensively inside and outside of the Western Pennsylvania area. Experience in gift structure/gift planning essential. At least ten years in a major gift environment, evidence of successfully building a portfolio through cold calls, evidence of major gifts closed from cold call activity, interaction with academic deans, department heads and faculty in a development context, and must have experience with stewardship techniques.


Date Posted: March 27, 2018

Associate Director, International Development 

Princeton University

Requisition # 2018-8525
Department Adv-International Development
Category Alumni Relations and Development
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

  • A proven track record of successful major gift fundraising.

  • Strong familiarity with Princeton University and its mission.

  • Exceptional written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ability to travel and flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed.

  • Sense of humor is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in the language(s) that correspond with regional deployment.

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

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Standard Weekly Hours 36.25

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Date Posted: March 24, 2018

Director of Development

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey

Job Title: Director of Development

Department: Development

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Hours Worked: Full Time

Date Prepared: February 1, 2018

Primary Contacts: Grant writing, Major Gifts, and Marketing Consultants, KCFAA Donors, Development Committee, Corporate Contacts, Gala/Benefit Committee, Members, Community Partners, Membership Committee, Administrative Staff

Committees: Development Committee, Membership Committee, Gala/Benefit Committee, Corporate Committee, Relevé Committee,

Summary

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey seeks an experienced fund-raising professional with a demonstrated track record to fill the position of Director of Development. The Director of Development is responsible for the creation, organization, and implementation of a comprehensive development program. This includes planning and coordinating all fundraising programs and activities for the organization, including KCFAA’s annual Gala, Membership Campaign, and Diversity Award Dinner each year. The Director of Development maintains corporate/foundation and individual donor relations, grant writing, and stewardship. The Director of Development plays a key role in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors for major and annual gifts and oversees individual giving through membership. The Director of Development creates an annual fundraising plan and calendar, and works in close collaboration with the Marketing Consultants, Grant Writing consultant, Major Gifts consultant, Board of Directors, Fundraising Committees, program staff members, and key volunteer leadership to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization. Additionally, the Director of Development works with the Chief Executive Officer for planning, budgeting, and strategic direction. He or she reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Fundraising:  General

  • Plan, organize and implement an integrated approach to development with a focus on bringing new financial resources to the organization, including identifying target markets, cultivation, and solicitation strategies.

  • Work with the Chief Executive Officer to set goals, objectives, budgets and operational and strategic plans related to each development component. The Development Director will present a working timeline for each component.

  • Manage and execute all annual, sponsorship programs with assistance from Board of Directors and Development Committee.

  • Recommend fundraising policies and procedures to the Chief Executive Officer and Board.

  • Provide supportive supervision to the grant writing consultant, major gifts consultant, and development volunteers.

  • Prepare and manage annual giving and contributed reports for Development Department.

Direct Fundraising

  • Solicit corporate sponsorships, including execution of communication strategies to existing and potential corporate partners, in collaboration with the Marketing consultants.

  • Design and plan stewardship opportunities for donors.

  • Develop and implement, in collaboration with the Marketing consultants, an ongoing program of communication with existing donors, which recognizes past and current commitments and fosters support for future efforts.

  • Secure funding for programmatic projects across the organization.

  • Conduct all direct fundraising activity, including corporate proposals, manage grant writing, personal solicitation, direct mail and special events.

  • Provide organizational accountability to funders as required through reporting requirements, annual reports and other mechanisms to ensure compliance.

  • Manage gift-tracking, timely acknowledgments, and regular reporting on the use and impact of funds raised.

Leadership

  • Serve on senior management team developing future institutional strategies and functions and articulating development goals and interrelationship with other departments.

  • Assist with organization’s strategic planning process.

  • Build and maintain successful relationships with Board of Directors, including organizing and implementing annual development plan.

  • Assist with preparation of annual budget and monitoring, evaluating and making recommendations as needed for contributed income sources and resources needed to fulfill objectives.

  • Maintain relationships with major donors, business and corporate community and local foundations.

  • Conduct year end evaluation of development function.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships with development professionals in the Kansas City area.

  • Further professional growth through regional and national conferences and workshops.

  • Position requires schedule flexibility to meet the expectations of the job, including some evenings and weekends.

Qualifications  

Education: Bachelor's degree in marketing, business administration, public relations, communications, or related field. Master's degree or fundraising certification preferred.

Experience: Five to ten years’ experience in non-profit development and event management.

The selected candidate must have strong written and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work independently, and as part of a team.

The selected candidate must be able to manage multiple priorities while communicating across the organization.  

The selected candidate must be able to strategically plan while maintaining keen attention to detail.

The selected candidate must have proven development and fundraising experience with a progressively successful record of performance. Experience in grant writing to foundations and corporations and managing membership campaigns with a written record of performance is preferred.

The selected candidate must possess the ability to communicate the mission and vision of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey and have a passion for dance and dance education.

The selected candidate must have a working knowledge of a fundraising database (proficiency with SalesForce preferred), Computer literate, and be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, as well as have some supervising experience.

Application Instructions    

Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, along with salary requirements (electronic submissions preferred) outlining demonstrable accomplishments and a verifiable track record of results to: Harlan Brownlee, Chief Executive Officer, Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, 1714 E. 18th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 or email Harlan@kcfaa.org.

If emailing please merge all documents into one pdf. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications begins February 26, 2016 and continues until the position is filled.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits    

Health, retirement 401 (k), dental, vision, and disability benefits. Paid vacation/sick/personal leave.


Date Posted: March 24, 2018

The University of Alabama

Executive Director of Colleges and School, The University of Alabama

The Executive Director of Colleges and Schools is a key member of the Development leadership team and will partner with the AVP for Development to set strategic direction for UA’s Colleges and Schools to enhance new levels of excellence in Development. The Executive Director will provide oversight, guidance, and support of the Development priorities of the Colleges and Schools and will establish goals for Development Officers to ensure the team has a sense of responsibility and ownership for the successful outcome of Development priorities. The Executive Director of Colleges and Schools will maintain a small portfolio of major and principal level prospects at the $1M+ level and foster meaningful relationships with donors and prospective donors to increase philanthropy at UA.

To learn more about this job and apply online, please visit http://staffjobs.ua.edu/?job=506115

Major Gift Officer III – Senior Director of Development – The University of Alabama College of Arts & Sciences

The Senior Director of Development for the College of Arts & Sciences generates charitable support for The University of Alabama in excess of $3 million annually. Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards prospects believed to be capable of making major gifts. Expected to meet defined visit and solicitation goals and work closely with the Dean of Arts & Sciences, faculty, volunteers and other stakeholders to achieve those goals. Typically solicits significant, major-level gifts including current gifts, pledges and planned gifts. Independently prioritizes tasks set in consultation with supervisors. Manages the development office of a large college, department, or division. Mentors and trains lower-level officers in soliciting major gifts. May supervise major gifts officers.

To learn more about this job and apply online, please visit http://staffjobs.ua.edu/?job=506116

Major Gift Officer II – Director of Parent Philanthropy, The University of Alabama

The Director of Parent Philanthropy will manage a portfolio of 100-125 parent prospects while also coordinating communication and strategies to increase parent philanthropy support for The University of Alabama. The Director of Parent Philanthropy will manage the identification and segmentation of parent prospects for assignment to portfolios by a consistent regional approach. The Director of Parent Philanthropy will collaborate with the Office of Student Life to understand the student experience at The University of Alabama and offer training for Leadership and unit-based Development Officers that enhance core competencies.

To learn more about this job and apply online, please visit http://staffjobs.ua.edu/?job=506140

Major Gift Officer I – Associate Director of Development – The University of Alabama School of Law

The Associate Director of Development for the School of Law will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, securing and stewarding prospects for major gifts and large annual fund gifts for the Law School, both in an individual capacity and in assistance to the Dean of the School of Law. This position will build relationships with individuals and law firms in support of academic and institutional priorities.

To learn more about this job and apply online, please visit http://staffjobs.ua.edu/?job=506114

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law".


Date Posted: March 22, 2018

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT FOR THE

SCHOOL OF CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (CEE)

Summary

The Director of Development for the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) is the chief development officer for the School with primary responsibility for the design and implementation of a comprehensive program for private sector fundraising.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains and extends a development plan to maximize private gift support in alignment with the School Chair’s funding priorities.

  • Identifies, evaluates, cultivates, and solicits current and prospective major gift donors from all constituencies for gifts ranging from $25,000 to millions of dollars in close collaboration with the School Chair, volunteers, and the Office of Development team under established prospect coordinator protocols.  It is anticipated that as much as 50% of the Director’s time will be absorbed by out-of-office face-to-face visits. Specific goals will be established annually with the supervisor, directing both the number and nature of contacts, and the dollar expectation of new gifts and commitments.

  • Invests considerable time focused on growing the School’s permanent endowment, requiring the majority of the Director’s time to be spent engaging alumni and other individuals, the primary source of permanent endowment funding.  

  • Collaborates with appropriate Unit and Central Development staff on strategy for soliciting the School’s prospects assigned to other development officers, including Regional, Corporate Development, Gift Planning, and other development colleagues.

  • Works with the School Chair to help populate the School Advisory Board and engage members who will add meaningful value by making personal major gifts and/or arranging corporate support, while providing quality advice and counsel to the Chair.

  • Prepares written development materials including case statements and proposals on behalf of the School in keeping with Central Development guidelines.  

  • Files contact and impact reports in a timely manner.  Initiates and updates prospect solicitation through Institute-wide solicitation tracking system.

  • Ensures appropriate donor and volunteer recognition and stewardship in keeping with Central Development guidelines.

  • Participates in regular meetings with other members of the Georgia Tech development staff, as directed.

  • Works in collaboration with other Engineering Development officers, the Office of the Dean, and other Institute Development officers to promote the fundraising activities of the Institute, the College of Engineering, and the School.

  • Manages the School Chair’s development activities to maximize effectiveness.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with four to six years of related experience.

  • Demonstrated fundraising skills, preferably in a research university environment, ideally with campaign experience.

  • Experience in individual and corporate solicitation preferred, with a focus on programs in engineering or the sciences or a focus on independent academic unit assignment.

  • Knowledge of planned giving vehicles and ability to identify and pursue potential planned giving donors and opportunities preferred.

  • Demonstrated management and administrative skills, with solid judgment and sensitivity to others.  An ability to interact well with staff, faculty, and students.

  • Outstanding organizational abilities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, along with excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • A demonstrated ability to choreograph, as well as make “the ask” and close gift commitments.

  • A proactive style, self-motivated, requiring little supervision, and skilled at motivating others.

  • Ability to travel on a limited basis.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the Georgia Tech development team.

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

Reports To   

  • Executive Director of Development for the College of Engineering in support of the Chair of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering  

To Apply

https://gatech.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=0176648&lang=en


Date Posted: March 19, 2018

Development Officer

Bryn Mawr College

Bryn Mawr College is accepting applications for a Development Officer position.

Bryn Mawr is a private liberal arts institution located approximately 11 miles west of Philadelphia, PA., and serves a population of 1,800 students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College has a long tradition of educational excellence offering a dynamic and challenging work environment with many opportunities for professional growth. We are easily reached by public transportation and most major highways.  

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

This position will be a Development Officer based on the successful candidate’s experience level. It reports to the Director of Individual Giving and is responsible for management of a portfolio of individuals rated with a capacity of $100,000 or higher.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Implement and manage cultivation and solicitation strategies for a select portfolio of approximately 200 individual prospects for significant support of the College.

Act as representative of Bryn Mawr College to articulate the mission, current developments and future plans to alumnae/i, parents and friends.

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

Achieve all goals, specifically visit and solicitation goals

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

Prepare proposals and presentations as appropriate and needed.

Coordinate with the stewardship office in the design and implementation of individualized stewardship activities for assigned prospects.

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 development, with demonstrable experience soliciting gifts of $50,000+, preferably in an institution of higher education.

Ability to work with a minimum of day-to-day supervision.

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 team approach to fundraising.

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

Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

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

Good problem solving skills.

Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing higher education today.

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter (include salary requirements), resume, and contact information for three professional references through Interfolio:

https://apply.interfolio.com/48660

Bryn Mawr College is committed to building a culturally diverse environment and we welcome applications from all candidates.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are especially encouraged to apply.


Date Posted: March 19, 2018

Major Gifts Officer/Sr. Major Gifts Officer

University Of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University Overview

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

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

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

School/Center Overview

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

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

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

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

Duties/Qualifications

There are currently two job openings within Development and Alumni Relations. One with Penn Engineering and the other with PennDesign. Please see the details below.  

Penn Engineering

Engineers are transforming our world, and at Penn Engineering, they are building it, looping it, networking it, connecting it with nanowires, and assembling its molecules into new structures Penn Engineering is host to world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offering an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning.

Reporting to the Penn Engineering Executive Director of Development and working closely with the Penn Engineering Vice Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, the Major Gifts Officer/Senior Major Gifts Officer will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift prospects and donors capable of making gifts of $100K or more.

BA/BS Degree
3-5 years (Major Gifts Officer Grade Level) or 5-7 (Senior Major Gifts Officer Grade Level) of successful front-line fundraising, professional higher education development-related experience

Familiarity with Penn and/or a solid understanding of a major research university environment a plus

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

Ability to work independently and collaboratively, in goal-oriented team environment

Travel and evening and weekend work, and valid driver’s license required

To learn more about this job and apply online, please visit http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/35019

PennDesign

Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, the Major Gifts Officer/Senior Major Gifts Officer is a highly visible role within the Development and Alumni Relations team at the School of Design, and will play an important role in helping to further develop and implement a strategic, growth-oriented fundraising program for PennDesign.

Penn Design is in the midst of launching a major multi-million dollar comprehensive campaign designed to promote and support the school’s most critical needs and priorities, including fellowships, programs, research and capital projects. This role is newly formed and promises to play a key role in supporting the campaign while at the same time helping to shape the future of major initiatives related to overarching university priorities.

BA/BS in English, Journalism, Communications or related field; 3-5 years’ experience (Major Gifts Officer grade level) or 5-7 years of experience (Senior Major Gifts Office grade level) in development, alumni relations, communications and/or public relations in higher ed. environment preferred; experience working with academic partners and/or experience with volunteer management also preferred; excellent organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects under time demands; strong understanding of relationship database systems and procedures; Ability to travel within the US and work events and weekends as needed. Valid driver’s license required.

To learn more about this job and apply online, please visit http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/35050
QuickLinks: http://darrecruiting.upenn.edu/opportunities


Date Posted: March 16, 2018

Trinity Park Conservancy

Chief Advancement Officer

Dallas, Texas

Trinity Park Conservancy is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization, formerly named The Trinity Trust Foundation, working to support and carry out the design, operation, and maintenance of the recreational, ecological, and economic development projects along the Trinity River. Since 2004, the Conservancy has raised more than $115 million in private philanthropy to support projects such as Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Margaret McDermott Bridge, Ronald Kirk Bridge, and miles of trails.

The Conservancy serves as the philanthropic partner to the City of Dallas and the Trinity River Local Government Corporation in order to leverage public, partner, and private funding for multi-year conservation initiatives and transformative park projects with short-term deliverables and long-term impact.

As a nonprofit organization, the Conservancy has a unique role to play in engaging the community to create an inclusive vision of spaces along our river that benefit the nearby neighborhoods and the environment. Through community meetings and workshops, the Conservancy will inform and design a re-imagined Trinity River that unites Dallas and provides access to nature and recreation, while spurring equitable development of the areas throughout the Trinity River Corridor.

The Trinity River Corridor is a vast and untapped resource within Dallas. With the largest urban hardwood forest in the nation and hundreds of acres of great outdoor space, the Trinity River will give Dallas citizens a beautiful and unique gathering place from which to come together and enjoy their river. It will provide citizens and visitors an opportunity to reconnect with a relatively wild landscape close to home, providing accessibility to nature with areas for walking, biking, paddling, picnics, and more.

The Conservancy is proud to be the steward for this effort and to work with Dallas citizens to make the vision a reality.

Amid a backdrop of strategic investment and entrepreneurial growth, replete with visionary new executive leadership and a dynamic board, The Trinity Park Conservancy seeks candidates for the newly created role of Chief Advancement Officer (CAO). Reporting to the president and CEO, the CAO is a member of the executive leadership team and oversees all functions of fundraising, including individual major and principal gifts, corporate and foundation giving, planned gifts, annual fund and membership programs, special fundraising events, and prospect research. In addition, the CAO oversees enterprise-wide marketing and communications, and serves as the chief campaign officer for the Conservancy. Key priorities for the CAO include the following: building out the infrastructure and processes for a sustainable, comprehensive, major-gifts-focused development program; establishing a culture of philanthropy across the organization; leading donor discovery, and new levels of engagement with current and prospective donors; creating greater awareness of the Conservancy's mission and role in advancing the Trinity River Corridor Project; and, ultimately, aligning external funding with the financial needs of the Conservancy. The CAO will supervise a current staff of five and will be empowered to optimize the organizational design/functional alignment of the advancement team in consultation with the president and CEO, and it is expected that the team will expand over time commensurate with the growth of the advancement program and the Conservancy overall. The CAO will be a strategic partner to the president and CEO, working closely and collaboratively across the institution to carry out the Conservancy's mission.

The Conservancy seeks a student of modern philanthropy who has experience across all areas of a comprehensive development program, particularly in major gifts fundraising. The CAO must champion strategic, data-informed decision-making, industry best practices, and an ethos of continuous improvement and transparency. S/he must be able to effectively leverage complementary communications through strategic, forward-thinking collaboration. The successful candidate will be a proven leader, manager, mentor, and collaborative colleague who is comfortable driving major initiatives and supporting the leadership of others, with a track record of effectively managing growth in a start-up or entrepreneurial environment.

Required qualifications and experience: passion for the mission of the Trinity Park Conservancy, social justice, and conservation; bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred; minimum of eight years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations), oversight of comprehensive philanthropic program, and leadership in a major capital campaign (planning, implementation, management, and successful conclusion); demonstrated ability to successfully work in an entrepreneurial nonprofit setting that prioritizes new donor discovery and engagement; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least three years of supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives; experience working directly with the most senior levels of an organization is very important, as is the ability to effectively strategize and engage various groups and constituents; demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development, culminating in solicitations appropriate to organizational priorities and donors' interests; a history of securing six, seven, and eight-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual fund strategies to effectively groom the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors; demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement advancement initiatives and achieve goals; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective fundraising network; skill at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions to meet goals when necessary; the ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process; experience in high-level Dallas philanthropy and knowledge of the corresponding players, strategies, and trends is a plus.

Trinity Park Conservancy 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 16, 2018

Senior Director of Development

NeurosurgerY

UCLA Health  (Req. 27435)

UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced health care systems in the world, with hospitals ranked among the top in the nation by U.S News and World Report. For more than a half century UCLA Neurosurgery has been a global leader, with scientists dedicated to unlocking and understanding the mysteries of the brain. In the world-class neurosurgery program, discoveries are being translated into groundbreaking cures for diseases such as brain tumors, epilepsy, spinal cord injuries and brain trauma.

Philanthropy paves the way for healing. This is an exciting time at UCLA as we enter the final stretch of the UCLA Centennial Campaign, where Health Sciences has raised $1.4B of a $2B goal. Driving these efforts is the ability to raise funds that keep UCLA on the cutting edge of medical education and research.

If you are a proven fundraiser with impactful skills and experience, a development professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a leader who can motivate and inspire, we’d like to talk to you about joining us as UCLA's Senior Director of Development, Neurosurgery.

As Senior Director you will design and lead a comprehensive development program with a strategic operating plan. You will establish goals, strategize fundraising and engage in stewardship with donors and potential donors to support UCLA Neurosurgery. In addition, you will manage a portfolio of active major gift prospects and major gift donors at the $250,000-to-$5 million level.

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: www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions” and then on the Position Title for Req Num 27435 (Senior Director of Development, Neurosurgery).

Application Link:
http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1661

Salary:
Commensurate with knowledge and experience


Date Posted: March 14, 2018

Development Director

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Development Director Opportunity

The Opportunity

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) seeks a passionate and talented Development Director to lead the fundraising program during one of the most dynamic times in the organization’s history. NWIRP is on the frontlines of protecting and defending immigrant rights and has seen a dramatic increase in the need for client services. Due to the changing political landscape and the impact on immigrant rights, NWIRP is also experiencing heightened visibility and substantial growth. To respond to the increasing client need, NWIRP is launching a multi-year fundraising initiative to raise $8 million over the next 3 years. During this dynamic time, NWIRP seeks an experienced Director with a deep commitment to values-based fundraising who can galvanize philanthropy from our diverse, engaged donor community.

Specific goals include leading the multi-year fundraising initiative; overseeing a robust annual fund and event plan; mobilizing the Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee; and managing and mentoring a growing and talented team of development staff. NWIRP brings its core values of fairness, self-determination, and inclusion into all aspects of its work, and seeks an individual who can build an inspiring fundraising program that is intentionally grounded in NWIRP’s values and principles. This is a great opportunity for someone who is committed to immigrant rights and wants to use their passion and talents to help build a more just world.

NWIRP Overview

Founded in 1984, NWIRP is a nationally-recognized legal services organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants. Each year, NWIRP provides direct legal representation and assistance in immigration matters to over 20,000 people with low incomes from over 170 countries, speaking over 60 different languages. NWIRP challenges unjust policies through high-impact lawsuits and advocates for laws and policies that respect the rights of immigrants. NWIRP is also a trusted provider of immigration-related community education for immigrant communities and social service providers. In 2018, NWIRP is projected to have a staff of 90 FTE’s and an annual budget of approximately $9.5 million. NWIRP serves the community through four offices in Washington State (Granger, Seattle, Tacoma, and Wenatchee).

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Fund Development Planning and Strategy: Design, implement, and track a robust and diversified fund development plan intended to grow NWIRP’s unrestricted philanthropic revenue, to raise approximately $2,000,000 from individuals annually. Strategically develop and oversee all fundraising efforts, donor communications, and special events statewide.
  • Multi-Year Initiative Planning and Strategy: Lead the organization through its first multi-year, comprehensive growth initiative. Work closely with the Fundraising Initiative Committee and Board of Directors to develop and execute thoughtful fundraising strategies and support them in their role as ambassadors and fundraisers in the community.
  • Major Gifts: Maintain a major donor portfolio of 50-75 donors with giving capacity ranging between $100K- $1M. Build strong relationships with donors and collaborate with the Executive Director and members of the Board to personally solicit major gifts. Regularly conduct face-toface meetings with donors, institutional funders, and other key stakeholders.
  • Leadership and Collaboration: Lead and supervise a three-person development and communications team. Engender a healthy and collaborative fundraising culture across the organization.
  • Communications: Plan for and oversee all communications for the organization at a time of heightened visibility.

The Development Director will report to the Executive Director.

Ideal Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have a personal passion for and/or a connection to the social justice mission and values of NWIRP.
  • A minimum of 5 years of non-profit fund development experience and 3 years of experience in a director-level position. Directly equivalent work/lived experience will be considered.
  • Experience growing a major gifts program and soliciting major gifts, face-to-face at $50K level or higher.
  • Experience creating innovative donor engagement and solicitation strategies to grow a fundraising program and increase unrestricted contributed revenue.
  • Experience working closely with a Board of Directors and mobilizing them in their role in donor relations and leveraging their strengths and their networks.
  • Experience fundraising in a campaign setting or leading a major growth campaign.
  • Experience overseeing budgets and tracking outcomes for success.
  • Strong leadership skills in a cross-cultural environment. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, staff, and counsel from a diverse range of communities across the state.
  • Experience in leading, inspiring, and supervising staff and board members.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write persuasively in clear and concise language, and the ability to speak with enthusiasm to diverse audiences.
  • Flexible, positive work style conducive to efficiently managing multiple tasks, meeting deadlines, and anticipating changing needs in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and donor database software (experience with eTapestry a plus).

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time position that requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends, as well as occasional travel within the state. The anticipated salary range for the position is $80,000 to $105,000, depending on experience.

NWIRP offers a generous benefits package, including excellent health, vision & dental plans; 3% employer retirement contributions; paid vacation, parental, and health-related leave; subsidized transit pass; disability/life/AD&D coverage; and 4 weeks of paid sabbatical after six years of employment.

NWIRP‘s central office is located in the heart of Pioneer Square, Seattle’s historic district known for its art galleries, quirky boutiques, and cafes and restaurants. Seattle is home to a thriving and engaged nonprofit and philanthropic community, and is an optimal place to live and work.

How to Apply

Please apply online by submitting your cover letter and resume in a single PDF document via email to developmentdirector@nwirp.org. In your cover letter, please describe your particular interest in NWIRP and your qualifications for the Development Director position. Questions may be directed to Emily Anthony, who is acting as an external advisor on this search. Contact her by email at emily@cloversearchworks.com, or by phone at (206) 355-9132.

All applications will be held confidentially within the hiring team and given serious consideration as soon as they are received. We encourage early applications. The position will be open until filled.

Commitment to Diversity

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

We believe that having a Board, Staff, and Volunteer base with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates a vibrant environment where all members of the NWIRP community thrive. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBT community and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.

It is the policy of NWIRP to comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination. NWIRP is committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. NWIRP does not discriminate on the basis of class, race, color, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, political ideology, age, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.


Date Posted: March 12, 2018

Associate Director of Major Gifts

School of Public Health

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Working Title: Associate Director of Major Gifts

Job Opening ID: 154454

Job Category: Fundraising - Major Gift Officer

Experience Range: 5 to 7 Years

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.

Position Description

The University of Michigan School of Public Health is one of the nation’s premier schools of public health. For more than a century, the school has been a leader in public health scholarship, teaching, and service, and that legacy continues today. Through work on vaccines, health policy and administration, statistical genetics, cancer research, nutrition, socioeconomic disparities, global health, population health, environmental science, and an array of other issues, the U-M SPH community has saved millions of lives.

We create solutions and policies to address the public health problems of our time. We work on difficult issues, developing and sharing solutions to common dilemmas, and implementing commonsense, sustainable interventions here and abroad. We find new and creative ways to bring scholarly discovery to actual public health practice in the field, and we are improving the health and wellbeing of citizens in Michigan, the Great Lakes region, nationally, and globally.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The University of Michigan School of Public Health Office of Development and Alumni Engagement is looking for an Associate Director of Major Gifts focused on the East Coast and the Midwest who will be charged with managing relationships and securing support from individuals who are capable of making major and planned gifts of $100,000 or more.

The Associate Director of Major Gifts will develop and manage a personal portfolio of 125-150 prospects and donors, as well as develop and execute a strategic plan for major gift fundraising across the country. This position will work closely with the Executive Director of Development and Alumni Engagement, the Dean, Chairs, faculty, volunteers and University-wide development colleagues to achieve positive outcomes.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

In coordination with the Executive Director, develop and implement a comprehensive multi-year fundraising plan to increase private support.
Identify, and formally qualify new major and planned gift prospects by developing and executing long-range and short-range strategies and plans to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects, producing a continuous stream of donors capable of making gifts of $100,000 or more.
Conduct at least 150 strategic moves with prospects and donors per year, and participate in a minimum of 20 solicitations per year.
Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and life-time giving potential of individual prospects. Ensure consistent and appropriate contact as well as effective stewardship.
Oversee and assist in the development and execution of annual plans for staff in assigned areas by working closely in coordination with the Executive Director and other appropriate leadership.
Maintain accurate and current records, document activity, and share with Executive Director, Dean and other staff and development colleagues as necessary for transparency.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with academic and other unit colleagues on campus, by demonstrating leadership in the development community.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

A bachelor's degree and a minimum of five (5) or more years of significant major gift fundraising experience required with a history of closing six and seven-figure gifts, including the ability to evaluate, qualify, and move prospects through the cultivation/solicitation cycle.
Sound knowledge of laws, practices and philosophy of charitable giving.
Ability to exercise discretion, interact with high-level donors, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Demonstrated track record of financial development in a complex work environment.
Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills with an entrepreneurial mindset.
Demonstrated experience at the advanced level in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook).
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and inspire team members to achieve their best work.
Proven ability to maintain the strictest level of confidentiality and use excellent judgment on a variety of sensitive subjects.
Ability to work independently as well as effectively in teams. Must have the ability to work comfortably with individuals at all levels (faculty, staff, students, donors, alumni, etc.).
Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and manage time effectively.
Must have excellent judgment with a professional demeanor and presentation.

Preferred Qualifications

Five (5) to seven (7) year’s higher education fundraising experience.
Knowledge of DART (the University's donor and alumni tracking database).
Demonstrated ability to work within a campus culture that includes a diverse array of personalities, and cohesively manage conflicting expectations.
Ability to maintain a collegial relationship with departments on and off campus.
Familiarity with University processes and procedures is preferred.
A passion for higher education and public health.
Proven ability to work in, and an appreciation for, an interdisciplinary and diverse community environment.

Additional Information

Note: This position requires frequent travel, both domestic and international.

Michigan Public Health is seeking an experienced and dynamic staff leader/member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all members of our community. 

*Salary to commensurate with education and experience.

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.

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


Date Posted: March 12, 2018

The Trevor Project

Chief Development Officer

New York, New York 10038

The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. It is a nonprofit that provides 24/7 life-saving support via phone, text, and chat. The organization also operates the world's largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth and runs innovative research, education, and advocacy programs. Launched in 1998, the Trevor Lifeline was the first national crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Project has been saving lives every day for nearly 20 years.

The Trevor Project serves approximately 75,000 LGBTQ youth annually through crisis intervention and suicide prevention services, and hundreds of thousands more through other programs and services. The purity and life-and-death stakes of its mission – to end suicide among LGBTQ youth – has established deep bonds between the organization and its constituency, driving affinity for the organization and contributed revenue that has reached the level of $10 million per year. Yet, even with its work operating at a scale unparalleled the world over, Trevor is only reaching 5 percent of the estimated 1.5 million LGBTQ young people in crisis in the United States. Given this sobering reality and increased demand for Trevor's programs and services amid the current political climate, the organization is setting new levels of ambition, and is determined to significantly expand its operational capacity and reach to those in need.

Trevor seeks candidates for the newly configured role of Chief Development Officer (CDO) to help transform the organization's fundraising efforts and dramatically grow the size and scale of its life-saving work. The CDO is responsible for the integrated leadership of all fundraising, comprising major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, annual fund, planned giving, events, donor relations and stewardship, and development operations. The CDO will develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to establish a major-gifts-focused culture of philanthropy across the institution, lead new levels of engagement with current and prospective donors, and significantly increase contributed revenue. The CDO supervises a staff of approximately 12 individuals located across the country. This individual reports to the CEO and executive director (CEO) and serves as a member of Trevor's senior leadership team. The CDO will be a key strategic partner to the CEO, as well as to the chief growth officer who oversees marketing and communications, working closely and collaboratively across the institution to carry out Trevor's mission. The CDO will serve as chief campaign officer for any future campaigns undertaken by Trevor, including around its upcoming 20th anniversary.

The CDO will lead Trevor in building a best-in-class infrastructure for development, and in expanding and diversifying its sources of support. This will be accomplished chiefly by building a robust, sustainable, major-gifts-focused pipeline of individual giving prospects and donors, complementing the organization's historical emphasis on special events and appeal-based fundraising.

The Trevor Project seeks a student of modern philanthropy who has deep experience in major gifts fundraising. This individual must be able to effectively leverage complementary communications functions through strategic, forward-thinking collaboration, partnering closely with the chief growth officer. The successful candidate will be a proven leader, manager, mentor, and collaborative colleague who is comfortable driving major initiatives and supporting the leadership of others, with a track record of effectively managing organizational change.

Required qualifications and experience: understanding of, and preferably some experience with, the context and issues of LGBTQ youth, with the ability to passionately articulate the work and mission of Trevor to current and potential donors; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with significant supervisory experience, including creating and managing a budget; significant experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign, for a nonprofit organization of similar complexity with multiple stakeholders; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives; demonstrated ability in planning and executing strategic communications to complement advancement initiatives and achieve goals; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating board or other volunteer leaders, and a sophisticated understanding of their role in building an effective fundraising network; skill at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions to meet goals when necessary; demonstrated history of securing six, seven, and eight-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual fund strategies to effectively groom the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process; bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred.

The Trevor Project is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587


Date Posted: March 10, 2018

Planned Giving & Major Gifts Officer

American Humane

Washington, D.C.

Role Specifics

Position: Planned Giving & Major Gifts Officer

Company: American Humane

Location: Washington, D.C.

Reporting Relationship: Director of Philanthropy

Website: www.americanhumane.org

Company Background

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

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

Job Summary

The Planned Giving & Major Gifts Officer is responsible for seeking opportunities and developing initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Officer is responsible for developing, implementing and managing a branded planned giving program as well as managing a portfolio of major gift and planned giving prospects and donors.

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

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the Director of Philanthropy, develop, implement and manage a branded planned giving program for American Humane.

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

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

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

  • Develop and offer educational opportunities and materials around planned giving to fellow staff as well as prospects/donors.

  • Steward donors who have already expressed a commitment to planned giving.

  • Present regular updates to Director of Philanthropy, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Executive Officer.

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

  • Build relationships with annual donors to perpetuate their giving through planned gifts.

  • Ensure all major and planned giving donors receive appropriate, consistent recognition and an accounting of the impact of their gift on the organization.

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

  • Write and develop promotional marketing materials such as brochures and reports to promote American Humane.

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

Qualifications

  • 7- 10 years fundraising experience in the areas of planned giving and major gifts strongly preferred.

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

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

  • Track record of researching and analyzing large groups of data to uncover planned giving prospects.

  • Proactive approach to planned giving with experience building out new pipelines and expanding into new markets.

  • In-depth knowledge of estate planning, including wills, trusts and estate and gift tax laws highly desired.

  • Demonstrate drive and an ownership mentality.

  • Possess a client service attitude and ability to think on your feet as well as maintain positive demeanor, a smile and good sense of humor at all times.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred.

  • 25-50% local and national travel required for individual donor meetings and events for American Humane.

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

Other Requirements

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

  • Compassion

  • Accountability

  • Respect for all

  • Loyalty to mission

  • Sustainability

  • Honesty, integrity, trust

Compensation

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

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

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

Contact Us: AHMajorGifts@kornferry.com


Date Posted: March 8, 2018

Associate Director for Advancement

University Advancement

University of Washington

Office of Minority Affairs has an opportunity for an Associate Director for Advancement. The Associate Director of Advancement’s (ADOA) core responsibilities are to qualify, cultivate and solicit donors with the capacity of making gifts of $50,000 and above. The ADOA will play a critical role in driving the funding priorities set by the Vice President for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer for the tri-campuses. They will work closely with the Director of Advancement to serve as a catalyst and resource for diversity-related advancement activity through the UW community. Serve as compelling spokesperson for OMA&D’s funding priorities and advancement efforts.

Requirements

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

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

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

www.washington.edu/jobs and view the position under Req # 153712

Please apply by 03/28/18.

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

For questions, contact Aimee Higbee at amanio@uw.edu


Date Posted: March 7, 2018

Director of Individual Giving

Educators for Excellence

About Us

Our nation’s education system is leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change. 

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 30,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education

What We Do 
Our Theory of Change is grounded in two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession. We achieve this by:

  • Building a movement of forward-thinking teachers through grassroots organizing in communities across the country
  • Identifying and training teacher leaders within that broader movement to take on key positions of influence in their schools, districts, states, and perhaps most importantly, within their teachers unions
  • Creating teacher-led policy recommendations in order to bridge the divide between policymakers and the classroom
  • Advocating for implementation of teacher-generated policy ideas
  • Scaling this model to reach critical mass in the communities we serve and across the country

Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession. 

The Opportunity 
E4E has realized a number of critical achievements over the past several years, including rapid growth in staff, budget, and impact, and now stands poised to accelerate its progress over the coming five years. As we move forward, we will focus on deepening teacher engagement, developing the vision and tools for transformative teacher leadership, and bringing internal systems to the next level to ensure the organization has the infrastructure, resources, and supports necessary to achieve our goals. 

To support this work locally, our National Development Team is hiring a Director of Individual Giving (DIG). Reporting directly to the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development (VPGSD), the DIG will work in close partnership with the Co-Founders & Co-CEOs and local Executive Directors to build and maintain a robust national individual giving program during a critical time of organizational growth. The DIG will design a strategy to build E4E’s individual portfolio of five-to-seven figure gifts in annual donations, focused on major gifts. In order to execute the strategy, the DIG must coordinate with various senior-level staff members across the organization. The DIG will directly manage a portfolio of high net worth individuals, working directly with donors and prospects as appropriate and collaborating with the Co-CEOs to build relationships and steward partnerships. The DIG will hire, on-board, manage, and professionally develop an Individual Giving Associate who will support the execution of the team’s strategy and portfolio management.

As the successful candidate,

You will:

Strategically Plan and Analyze:

  • Work with the VPGSD and Co-CEOs to design strategy for individual portfolio growth and stewardship
  • Develop high-level strategic plans for internal and external work
  • Track, manage, and prioritize donor stewardship within portfolio and in support of senior leaders holding individual relationships
  • Set vision for and support multi-site individual giving strategy, such as special individual giving programs
  • Hire, on-board, manage, and professionally develop an Individual Giving Associate to support strategic planning and day-to-day execution of work

Build Relationships:

  • Create and steward deep, long-lasting partnerships with major individual donors
  • Grow and maintain a portfolio of five-to-seven figure gifts in annual donations
  • Develop strong partnerships with the Deputy Director of Regional Giving to identify and execute on organization-wide or multi-site donor opportunities
  • Support management of key anchor supporters in partnership with senior staff such as Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development and Executive Directors
  • Partner with and support Co-CEOs to build and maintain relationships with individual donors

You have:

  • At least four to seven years of direct fundraising experience, and, ideally, at least three years working with individual donors; experience working in education reform/education fundraising highly preferred
  • At least one of the following experiences: pre K-12 classroom teacher experience; some form of teaching, school-based professional experience, student-based professional experience or previous work with educational non-profits
  • Experience managing direct reports and working across teams to drive success; ability and willingness to achieve results through others and laterally manage Senior Leadership Team members
  • A proven track record of success in building robust, partnership-driven portfolios of individual donors
  • Exceptional organization and executional skills, high level of efficiency, and ability to manage operations and multiple projects at one time with precision
  • Deep collective and personal responsibility; a sense of urgency and ability to work both independently and collaboratively to meet and exceed ambitious goals and chart a course for this new position and EforE’s fundraising
  • Commitment to building a base of mission-aligned partners who are excited to bring their diverse resources (ideas, networks, time, skills, and experience, in addition to financial resources) to bear in order to achieve our mission
  • Grace, professionalism, excellent judgment, discretion, and impeccable ethical standards — comfortable working with various senior leaders, community and business leaders
  • Ability to understand the motivations of others, inspire and compel others to action, and quickly build authentic and deep relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, formal and informal oral and written communications to a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required; Adobe Illustrator and database (e.g. SalesForce) experience preferred

Moreover, all E4E staff must demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other
  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions
  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve
  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as; paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.

Applications can be addressed to Jelena Dobic, Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development, and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.


Date Posted: March 7, 2018

Managing Director of Development

Educators for Excellence

New York

About Us

Our nation’s education system is leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change. 

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 27,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education

What We Do 
Our Theory of Change is grounded in two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession. We achieve this by:

  • Building a movement of forward-thinking teachers through grassroots organizing in communities across the country
  • Identifying and training teacher leaders within that broader movement to take on key positions of influence in their schools, districts, states, and perhaps most importantly, within their teachers unions
  • Creating teacher-led policy recommendations in order to bridge the divide between policymakers and the classroom
  • Advocating for implementation of teacher-generated policy ideas
  • Scaling this model to reach critical mass in the communities we serve and across the country

Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession. 

The Opportunity

E4E has realized a number of critical achievements over the past several years, including rapid growth in staff, budget, and impact, and now stands poised to accelerate its progress over the coming five years. As we move forward, we will focus on deepening teacher engagement, developing the vision and tools for transformative teacher leadership, and bringing internal systems to the next level to ensure the organization has the infrastructure, resources, and supports necessary to achieve our goals.

To support this work our New York Chapter is hiring a Managing Director of Development (MDD). Reporting to the Executive Director — New York, the MDD will lead local efforts to build and steward exceptional relationships with local funders (individual, corporate, and foundation) during a rapid period of growth for the organization. The Managing Director of Development will work closely with the New York Executive Director and Deputy Director of Regional Giving on the National Development Team to design a multi-year, ambitious fundraising strategy that ultimately allows the chapter to fully sustain operations with local support. The MDD will manage a local Development Associate, manage their own portfolio of donors making donations of four-to-five figure gifts, and support the stewardship of leadership donors providing five-to-six figure gifts with the Executive Director.

This leader must have a proven track record of results in fundraising, experience communicating and developing relationships with donors and colleagues, energy to work as a team with Executive Directors and the National Development Team in a fast-paced environment and a passion for maximizing E4E’s impact in teacher-led grassroots organizing, policy and advocacy. Furthermore, the MDD will deeply understand the vital importance of partnership building and the connection between this work stream and our organization’s overall success.

You will:

Strategically Plan and Analyze:

  • Partner with the local Executive Director and Deputy Director and implement a multi-year strategy for ambitiously increasing the size and number of gifts
  • Leverage research, local landscape knowledge, and fundraising expertise to make strategic recommendations
  • Track and analyze portfolio activity and provide regular updates to the Executive Director and Deputy Director of Regional Giving, working closely with Associates to ensure data integrity while conducting sound data analysis and continuously improving team strategy
  • Ensure we are maximizing partner opportunities for the chapter, across chapters and in support of organization-wide efforts
  • Analyze and understand the local landscape, trends, and market to inform revenue goals and projections
  • Manage and professionally develop a local Development Associate

Build Relationships:

  • Support the design and execution of engagement and stewardship plans
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and steward a Regional Advisory Board
  • Strategize, coordinate, and execute timely, accurate and compelling interactions with funders in partnership with the Executive Directors, and in some cases, the Deputy Director of Regional Giving, the National Director of Development, and/or Co-CEOs
  • Build relationships with other Managing Directors of Development in local chapters as well as national team members
  • Work closely with the Deputy Director of Regional Giving to share information, best practices, and lessons learned to strengthen local and organizational fundraising
  • Deeply understand donors and prospects to support the creation and delivery of compelling and meaningful communications such as proposals, reports and updates
  • Work with chapter team members to integrate fundraising into team and member efforts as well as authentically engage donors and prospects in E4E's work
  • Build a network of external development partners and relationships as a local representative of E4E

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and four to seven years of fundraising/development experience required, including grant writing experience and experience managing key relationships with a strong commitment to a client service approach
  • At least one year of professional experience as a Pre K-12 classroom teacher preferred; some form of teaching, school-based professional experience, student-based professional experience or previous work with educational non-profits required
  • A proven track record of success in supporting donor/client portfolio development and working across multiple projects, priorities, and teams
  • A high sense of urgency and demonstrate self-motivation, a focus on goals, and commitment to high-quality execution
  • Prior experience coaching and developing others to accomplish results
  • Prior experience directly managing others and/or a small team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership ability to motivate others
  • Exceptional organization skills, high level of efficiency, and ability to manage operations and multiple projects at a time with precision
  • Strong project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, formal and informal oral and written communications to a variety of audiences
  • Grace, professionalism, excellent judgment, discretion, and impeccable ethical standards
  • Ability and willingness to achieve results through others and laterally manage Senior Leadership Team members
  • A commitment to building mission-aligned partners, who are excited to bring their diverse resources (ideas, networks, time, skills, and experience, in addition to financial resources) to bear in order to achieve our mission
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required; Adobe Illustrator and database (e.g. SalesForce) experience preferred

Moreover, all E4E staff must demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other
  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions
  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve
  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as; paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements.

Applications can be addressed to Jelena Dobic, VP of Growth Strategy and Development and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other legally protected characteristics are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.


Date Posted: March 7, 2018

Director of Regional Giving

Educators for Excellence

Location: Flexible to any city in the United States

About Us

Our nation’s history of racism and oppression have led to inequities across sectors of society, including education, leaving millions of students— including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change. 

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 27,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education.

What We Do

Our Theory of Change is grounded in two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession. We achieve this by:

  • Building a movement of forward-thinking teachers through grassroots organizing in communities across the country
  • Identifying and training teacher leaders within that broader movement to take on key positions of influence in their schools, districts, states, and perhaps most importantly, within their teachers unions
  • Creating teacher-led policy recommendations in order to bridge the divide between policymakers and the classroom
  • Advocating for implementation of teacher-generated policy ideas
  • Scaling this model to reach critical mass in the communities we serve and across the country

Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession. 

The Opportunity 
E4E has realized a number of critical achievements over the past several years, including rapid growth in staff, budget, and impact, and now stands poised to accelerate its progress over the coming five years. As we move forward, we will focus on deepening teacher engagement, developing the vision and tools for transformative teacher leadership, and bringing internal systems to the next level to ensure the organization has the infrastructure, resources, and supports necessary to achieve our goals.

To support this work nationally, our National Development Team is hiring a Director of Regional Giving (DRG). The DRG can be based out of any city in the United States, and is an essential link between E4E’s national development team and local chapters’ development efforts. E4E currently fundraises national support from national partners, managed by the Foundations and Individual Giving Leads. Additionally, each E4E chapter is working to grow their base of local donors with the aim of being fully sustained by local donors. These local fundraising efforts are managed by regional Managing Directors of Development and Executive Directors. 

The DRG reports to the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development and is an essential bridge between national and local fundraising work, ensuring that all chapter and national fundraising staff operate as a cohesive team. The DRG coaches and supports local Executive Directors and Managing Directors of Development in our six chapters; coordinates organization-wide projects between the national and local team; and ensures timely and accurate information-sharing among teams. In some cases, the DRG will also steward external relationships with donors and prospective partners in local communities.

You Will:

Conduct Strategic Planning and Analysis

  • Create a comprehensive, multi-year organization-wide fundraising strategy and coordinate local fundraising efforts
  • Develop high-level strategic plans for internal and external work
  • Work in partnership with local Executive Directors and Managing Directors of Development to set vision and direction for local fundraising— develop and support local implementation of a multi-year strategy for ambitiously increasing the size and number of gifts
  • Coordinate across relevant national streams and local teams to implement integrated fundraising activities
  • Collaborate with national and local teams to support the creation of organization-wide communications (i.e. annual report)

Build Systems

  • Create systems to codify information and share best practices across chapters
  • Create systems to share local updates and information with National Development team members and Co-CEOs when relevant

Build Relationships and Develop Staff

  • Guide local fundraising efforts by identify trends to create and execute trainings, learning opportunities and professional development for Executive Directors and Managing Directors of Development 
  • Coach and support local Executive Directors and Managing Directors of Development in the creation of stewardship plans, the analyzing of data and trends, the identifying of new donors, and the execution of fundraising activities
  • Build relationships across chapters and between the national and local teams to create a strong, single fundraising team that simultaneously supports organization-wide and local efforts
  • Strategize, coordinate, and support the execution of timely, accurate and compelling interactions with funders in partnership with the Executive Directors, local Managing Directors of Development, the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development and Co-CEOs.
  • Work with the National Development Associates, and Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development to understand new site fundraising landscapes and support execution of new site fundraising efforts
  • Serve as main point of national contact for local chapters and help lead the development and communication of organization-wide opportunities for fundraising (online appeals or campaigns) as well as best practices across chapters
  • Assess E4E’s critical projects and initiatives on a consistent (weekly and monthly) basis and ensure that the Senior Leadership Team and Co-CEOs prioritize the most critical projects that drive the organization to achieve its short and long-term goals
  • Manage the planning and execution of frequent meetings with the Board of Directors

You Have:

Required:

  • Eight to ten years of professional experience, including roles focused on direct and/or lateral management and advising senior leaders, and at least 4 years of direct fundraising experience
  • At least one year of professional experience as a Pre K-12 classroom teacher preferred; some form of teaching, school-based professional experience, student-based professional experience or previous work with educational non-profits required

Preferred:

  • A proven track record of success in leading teams and motivating others, in a variety of circumstances, to reach and surpass ambitious goals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and prior experience coaching and developing others to accomplish results
  • Exceptional organization skills, high level of efficiency, and ability to manage operations with precision
  • Strong project management experience
  • Ability and willingness to achieve results through others and laterally manage Senior Leadership Team members as well as peers
  • A high sense of urgency and demonstrate self-motivation, a focus on goals, and commitment to high-quality execution
  • Commitment to building a base of mission-aligned partners who are excited to bring their diverse resources (ideas, networks, time, skills, and experience, in addition to financial resources) to bear in order to achieve our mission
  • Excellent judgment, discretion, and impeccable ethical standards
  • Ability to understand the motivations of others, inspire and compel others to action, and quickly build authentic and deep relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, formal and informal oral and written communications
  • Comfort with traveling to various E4E chapters during the year, up to 40% of travel time
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required; Adobe Illustrator and database (e.g. SalesForce) experience preferred 

Moreover, all E4E staff demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other
  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions
  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve
  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as; paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.

Applications can be addressed to Jelena Dobic, Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development, and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E. Please note that this position can be based out of any of our regional offices. You can learn more about our local chapters here.  

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.


Date Posted: March 7, 2018

Earthjustice

Major Gifts Officer

Miami, FL

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

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

The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) develops and implements strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors throughout Florida capable of making a major gift ($100k over three years). He/she conducts initial exploratory meetings with donors and prospects to determine capacity and interest for major giving, builds a portfolio of major donors, and manages their relationship with Earthjustice accordingly with a minimum fundraising goal of $1 million per year.

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

This position is based in our Miami office.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage an active portfolio of 60-80 donors; develop strategies and implement plans for qualifying, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting those donors.
  • Build relationships with donors and prospects via phone calls, personal visits, ongoing written contact, and events; Responsible for 100-150 visits and 180-240 moves annually.
  • Achieve minimum annual fundraising goal of $1 million, along with goals for bequest intentions.
  • Travel regularly for donor visits, events, field trips, and trainings.
  • Provide program information to donors and prospects and draft personalized correspondence and acknowledgments that demonstrate appreciation, recognition, and engagement of donors.
  • Build and maintain a strong working knowledge of Earthjustice’s work in order to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about the work.
  • Contribute to the creation of the budget, collateral materials, research profiles, and lists for targeted mailings and events.
  • Support planning and execution of donor events and field trips.
  • Use donor databases to keep donor records up to date, track progress, and plan.
  • Pursue opportunities for professional growth.
  • Promote a culture of philanthropy, and foster a respectful and productive working environment.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

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

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online via the Jobvite system.

Click here to apply.

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

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


Date Posted: March 2, 2018

Vice President of Development

Making Waves Foundation

Richmond, CA

Founded in 1989, Making Waves was created to address the educational needs of socioeconomically disadvantaged youth with limited access to quality schools in Richmond, California. Today, the Foundation's mission is to advance opportunities for underserved and historically underrepresented students who are college bound and career minded. The Foundation achieves this through supporting Making Waves Academy and a unique program for college students, the College and Alumni Program. Making Waves envisions a society in which all youth—regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status—have access to high-quality educational opportunities and the tools to achieve success.

Born out of the after-school Making Waves Education Program, Making Waves Academy (MWA) was established in 2007 as a public charter school that serves 5th through 12th graders in Richmond. MWA currently serves approximately 800 students, rigorously and holistically preparing them to gain acceptance to and graduate from college to ultimately become valuable contributors to the workforce and their communities. MWA will achieve significant growth through the expansion of its current school site in Richmond (Lakeside Campus Expansion Project) and the addition of two sites in east Contra Costa County. By 2025, MWA expects to educate 1,300 students annually.

The College and Alumni Program (CAP) picks up where MWA leaves off by supporting more than 500 students through the successful completion of their college degrees, as quickly and with as little debt as possible. While nationally just 9% of students from low-income households have a college degree by age 24, 75% of CAP students are on track to graduate in six years. CAP provides students with need-based scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 per year. On average, CAP students borrow $529 in federal loans annually, which is 80% less than the national average of $2,593 in federal loans for undergraduate students. What makes CAP different is its combination of personalized coaching, financial literacy training, and scholarships. Upon graduation, CAP students are equipped with the skills to build meaningful careers and positively contribute to society.

As pioneers of the to-and-through approach to college, Making Waves Foundation is expanding its capacity to serve more students in a fully integrated K-16 model. The Foundation is also taking strategic steps to build out a robust, best-practices development program commensurate to the aspirations of the organization.

Amid this context of organizational investment and expansion, Making Waves Foundation seeks candidates for the newly created role of Vice President of Development (VP). Reporting to the chief advancement officer, the VP serves as the Foundation's overall number two leader for development and is responsible for securing increased annual funding for Making Waves Academy and the CAP program, while also aiding in the planning and execution of a multi-year capital campaign to support the Lakeside Campus expansion. The VP will oversee raising current-use gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, while sustaining and markedly increasing the overall donor pool. S/he will manage a comprehensive and innovative giving program including face-to-face, mail, and electronic solicitations. The VP will also personally engage in frontline fundraising, carrying a portfolio of current and prospective donors at the level of high-end annual gifts and emerging major gifts.

The Vice President of Development serves as a strategic partner to the chief advancement officer in setting annual and multi-year fundraising goals and identifying and refining giving priorities. S/he will be a key figure in continuing the maturation of a diversified, sustainable culture of philanthropy and building the donor base, while championing industry best practices and an ethos of continuous improvement. It will be particularly important for the VP to develop a comprehensive plan for new donor discovery and increased annual giving, while optimizing the use of social media platforms and modern channels of communication. S/he must also incorporate the use of sophisticated development metrics to guide and gauge the activity of the development program and individual fundraisers therein.

The successful candidate will be a proven leader, manager, and mentor who is comfortable leading major initiatives and supporting the leadership of others and has a track record of effectively spearheading organizational change. S/he will have an astute understanding of working in an entrepreneurial atmosphere. The VP must possess the leadership stature and strategic decision-making ability to serve as proxy for the chief advancement officer as necessary, the ambition to grow as a leader within the organization as the advancement program evolves, and the proven ability to embrace and thrive in a field fundraising role.

Required qualifications and experience: demonstrated commitment to the mission and goals of Making Waves; bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred; minimum of 10 years of professional experience, including commensurate experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions comprising work in all related functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, alumni relations, board relations) and experience in a major capital campaign; demonstrated ability to successfully work in an entrepreneurial nonprofit or academic setting that prioritizes new donor discovery and engagement; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least three years of significant supervisory experience, including creating and managing a budget; experience in developing annual giving strategies, with direct response marketing, data analytics, and market segmentation and testing experience required; demonstrated understanding of the role technology and social media can play in invigorating fundraising efforts, and the ability to effectively leverage such tools; strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans to address current and future needs, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives; hands-on experience with six and seven-figure gifts, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship; demonstrated ability in planning and executing integrated, strategic communications in support of achieving fundraising goals; experience in identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers, particularly board members; skilled at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions to meet goals when necessary; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process.

Making Waves 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 1, 2018

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alumni & Development Programs

Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) is the division committed to supporting and advancing the impact of the university on individuals and communities around the world.  We’re heading into the final months of the Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, making this an especially exciting time for you to consider joining our team.  You and your colleagues will partner with alumni and friends of the university to ensure a strong foundation for the future.  

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

Open Positions:

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

Medical Development

Annual Giving

Development Communications

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 1, 2018

Chief Advancement Officer

Germantown Friends School

Philadelphia, PA

Germantown Friends School (GFS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chief Advancement Officer (CAO). GFS is an independent, Quaker, coeducational day school, established in 1845 by the Germantown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades. Dedicated to “reaching that of God in every person,” GFS lives its mission “to seek truth, challenge the intellect, honor differences, embrace the city, and nurture each student's mind, body and spirit.” Rooted in the Quaker tradition, GFS encourages spiritual growth and intellectual integrity and values a commitment to community, equality, non-violence, service, and simplicity. One of the region's best known Quaker schools, GFS maintains high academic standards in an atmosphere characterized by respect for the individual and the community. GFS currently enrolls a diverse and talented student body of 865 students in three Divisions – Lower School (Kindergarten – Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12) – and employs 85 full-time and 25 part-time faculty. GFS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools. The School is under the care of the Germantown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Reporting to the Head of School, the CAO provides leadership, strategy, support, encouragement, and integration of efforts for all fundraising, alumni, and parent activities at GFS. The CAO oversees the Advancement Office, which includes fundraising, alumni relations, and parent relations. The CAO works collaboratively with the Head, the School Committee, School Leadership, and the offices of Communications and Marketing and Admissions in providing strategic advice and setting a strategic direction for the School's advancement and external relations efforts; establishing and implementing an overall advancement strategy and preparing the overall advancement plan; ensuring the achievement of annual goals and objectives; designing, implementing, and managing fundraising initiatives and annual, major, and planned gift programs; ensuring the development of an effective alumni relations program that includes broad representation from various alumni groups; and preparing for the School's comprehensive campaign. The CAO serves as an exemplary advocate for and representative of the School in all these activities. The CAO staffs the Advancement Committee of the School Committee (Board of Trustees) and the Campaign Committee and works closely with alumni volunteers.

GFS seeks a strategic and creative advancement leader who can connect a demonstrated level of technical competence with the mission of an independent Friends school and who will be a strategic partner to the Head of School and the School Committee. She or he must be unquestionably committed to academic excellence and to being a visible presence within the GFS community. The CAO will exhibit a personal style of self-management that is consistent with Quaker values and culture and that reflects collaboration, transparency, and inclusion. A proactive communicator and partner, the CAO will be an independent thinker with a clear vision of her or his role as a leader, self-awareness with respect to operating style, an ability to grow and adapt, and to serve as both a manager and a mentor of others. The CAO should bring an awareness of best practices, the flexibility to adapt practices and procedures to institutional culture; and the ability to educate and engage with others in their implementation.

The successful candidate will possess at least 10 years in progressively responsible advancement leadership roles with demonstrated expertise in major gift fundraising and the process of growing a comprehensive advancement program; experience planning and implementing a substantial comprehensive campaign; excellent organizational skills and operational experience; clear and effective communication skills and well-honed listening skills; the ability to think strategically, to manage change, and to take intelligent risks in a complex environment; the credibility to represent the School and gain the respect of donors, School committee members, alumni, parents, faculty, and other colleagues; a high level of energy, sense of urgency, and the intellectual capacity to partner effectively with a visionary Head of School. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution is required with a strong preference for an advanced degree.

Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically in confidence to GFS_CAO@divsearch.com.

Kim M. Morrisson, Ph.D. Senior Managing Director

Stephanie Franklin, Vice President & Senior Associate

Diversified Search

2005 Market Street, Suite 3300, Philadelphia, PA 19103

817-236-2207

Germantown Friends School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

For additional information, please consult the GFS website at www.germantownfriends.org.


Date Posted: March 1, 2018

Major Gifts Officer

Stamps School of Art & Design

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Working Title: Major Gifts Officer

Job Opening ID: 154392

Job Category: Fundraising - Major Gift Officer

Experience Range: 2 to 5 Years

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.

Position Description

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design (Stamps School) is one of 19 schools and colleges at the University of Michigan. The mission of the Stamps School is to be an internationally recognized leader in interdisciplinary art and design education, grounded in research, practice, creative excellence and community engagement – to prepare the next generation of globally competent creative professionals who are capable of responsibly engaging and collaborating with professionals in a wide variety of fields and cultural contexts to address the challenges of our times.

The Stamps School seeks an experienced, self-motivated development professional for a leadership role in a nation-wide fundraising and alumni engagement effort. The selected candidate will work collaboratively as part of the Stamps School’s development staff and will be supervised by the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, with guidance provided by the Dean. The selected candidate will identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects and assist in the creation and implementation of the School’s long-term and short-term fundraising strategies. Note: Extensive travel required as is occasional evening work and on weekends.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising (70%)

Manage a portfolio of 125-200 donors and prospects.
Partner with Director to close open asks for the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign ending December 31, 2018, as well as support the planning of the next campaign.
Continue cultivation and stewardship of current donors and prospects with capacity to make gifts of $50,000 and more.
Identify new prospects to add to major donor pipeline.
Support Stamps School’s foundation fundraising program.
Work with Business Engagement Center liaison on corporate gifts to Stamps.
Work closely with University planned giving staff to solicit and close planned gifts.
Achieve annual performance standards for UM fundraisers.
Manage small events that involve and cultivate prospects; track all University development events across the US and abroad to assure those across the Stamps community are invited.
Represent the Director at Office of University Development meetings, University events and other activities when appropriate.
Within the Stamps School, develop and maintain relationships with faculty and staff supportive of the development enterprise.
Research and identify strategies for donor engagement and solicitation, advise the Dean and Director and prepare appropriate materials to be used by the Dean and Director.

Stewardship (15%)

In collaboration with the Director, identify and implement stewardship strategies for major gift donors.
Assist the Director with stewardship activities related to leadership-level donors.

Prospect Management (5%) 

Gather and maintain data and assess potential to realize the current and lifetime giving potential of prospects.
Gather, record, and properly store information about prospects and donors utilizing DART, the University’s donor and alumni tracking database.

Development/Alumni Relations Communications (5%)

In collaboration with Stamps School communications and development staff, assist in the creation and implementation of a broad range of communication strategies (print, email, social media, web, etc.) for outreach to alumni, donors, and prospects.

Special projects as assigned by the Dean or Director of Development (5%)

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of significant major gift fundraising experience in a university or non-profit setting.
Familiarity with contemporary visual creative work, including awareness of art & design practices, trends and history. 
Proven track record in successfully closing five-figure gifts and higher, including the ability to identify and move prospects through the cultivation/solicitation cycle.
Ability to travel extensively and to work nights and weekends when necessary.
Knowledge of and experience with all phases of a university fundraising/alumni relations program, including major gifts, alumni fundraising, boards, and communications.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Experience working with a diverse constituency and a high level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings.
A level of comfort when dealing with high net worth individuals, and an ability to maintain discretion and high level of confidentiality when dealing with significant benefactors.
Excellent computing skills for retrieving, organizing and researching appropriate donor/prospect information as well as data gathering and manipulation.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
Ability to contribute to the School’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior campaign experience.
Knowledge of estate and planned giving.
Advanced degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Awareness of contemporary creative work culture and practices.
Demonstrated superior interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Event planning experience.

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.

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