Date Posted: May 26, 2017

Part-Time Development Associate and Alumni Manager 

The Elisabeth Morrow School

Englewood, NJ

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

The Elisabeth Morrow School is seeking a versatile part-time (3/5 position) Development Associate and Alumni Manager to support a growing fundraising effort.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

  • Help organize and execute the Apple Tree Fund appeal each year;

  • Assist with special stewardship projects and cultivation events;

  • Support the fundraising activities by recruiting and managing volunteers, scheduling key meetings, coordinating agendas, and preparing materials;

  • Gather information from academic departments and administrators to articulate goals, activities, anticipated outcomes, successes, challenges, etc. to funders;

  • Maintain development calendar including event deadlines, mailings and follow-up;

  • Coordinate with communications staff to ensure consistent language, staying “on brand” and leveraging communications opportunities;

  • Engage in individual donor activities including events, donor campaigns and other cultivation;

  • Utilize Raiser’s Edge database and other development systems to track, analyze and report on relevant activities;

  • Create and execute specific stewardship and cultivation activities pertaining to alumni;

  • Gather class notes and draft articles for the Appletree magazine.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO US:

Professional Requirements

  • Two years of experience with fundraising, alumni relations or administrative experience, preferably within a development team or non-profit organization;

  • Comfort talking with people about money;

  • Discretion and the ability to work independently;

  • Proven research abilities, including gathering and interpreting data; funder prospecting experience desirable;

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills;

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and copyediting skills;

  • Excellent verbal communication skills, both in person and on phone;

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in deadline-driven environment, working both independently and as a team member;

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint;

  • Familiarity with Adobe, in particular with Photoshop;

  • Familiarity with fundraising software, Raiser’s Edge preferred; and

  • Interest in early childhood and adolescent education.

Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission;

  • You are data-driven, result-oriented and a forward-looking catalyst for positive organizational change;

  • You have a collaborative and flexible workstyle and you’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and independently;

  • You are tech savvy and can learn fast;

  • You are strong at managing your time and you can balance multiple projects and tasks;

  • You are comfortable working in a diverse, multicultural environment, and sensitive to and appreciate cultural differences; and

  • You stand behind our mission, believing that children of all backgrounds deserve the best educational opportunities.

WHY WORK HERE?

We believe our faculty and staff are the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance, and encourage creative ideas from staff at all levels.

You’ll enjoy a welcoming professional environment, abundant professional development opportunities and flexibility in your work hours.  EMS will give you skills and experience that are the foundation of a successful career in fundraising for independent schools, colleges and universities, arts and nonprofits of all types.

Preferred Criteria

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills;

  • Comfort asking people for money and working with volunteers;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; fundraising database experience, such as Raiser’s Edge, a plus; working knowledge of Adobe products;

  • Strong organizational and planning skills with attention to detail;

  • Interest in building a non-profit development career and gaining exposure to annual fundraising. 

Required Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience 

The Elisabeth Morrow School is an equal opportunity employer and we actively encourage qualified candidates of all backgrounds.

Competitive salary.  

Please submit your resume and a one-page writing sample by June 15, 2017 to:  Keith Wiggs, Director of Development, The Elisabeth Morrow School, 435 Lydecker Street, Englewood, NJ 07631 or kwiggs@elisabethmorrow.org.  No phone calls please.


Date Posted: May 24, 2017

Senior Vice President for Development

Main Line Health

Radnor, PA (Greater Philadelphia)

Founded in 1985, Main Line Health is a nonprofit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. At its core are four of the region's most respected acute care hospitals – Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, and Riddle Hospital – as well as one of the nation's premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes the following: Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery, one of the Northeast region's leading addiction treatment facilities and one of several uniquely designated behavioral health centers at Main Line Health;

HomeCare & Hospice, which brings to patients at home a coordinated array of health services and products, including skilled home health care, hospice, home infusion services, extended home care, and respiratory and home medical equipment; Main Line Health Centers, located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton and Newtown Square, including primary care doctors, specialists, laboratory, radiology, rehabilitation and other outpatient services; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center, dedicated to advancing an understanding of the causes of cancer, diabetes and heart disease to help improve diagnosis and treatment as well as prevention; Main Line HealthCare, one of the region's largest multi-specialty physician networks.

Main Line Health's commitment – to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers – reflects the system's intent to keep its community and itself well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout Main Line Health's continuum of care.

Among its many honors and awards, Main Line Health is one of only 19 health systems in the U.S. to receive Magnet® designation, the nation's highest distinction for nursing excellence (American Nurses Credentialing Center), and its four acute care hospitals have been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report's “Best Hospital” rankings as among the top 10 in the Philadelphia region. In addition to the regional rankings, Lankenau Medical Center was listed as among the 10 best hospitals in the state of Pennsylvania in 2016. Main Line Health is repeatedly one of the top award winners among the Best Places to Work in the Greater Philadelphia area (Philadelphia Business Journal).

Amid this favorable context, Main Line Health seeks candidates for its next Senior Vice President for Development. A member of the president and CEO's management team, the Senior Vice President is responsible for the creation, planning, implementation, and management of all programs to maximize philanthropic income for Main Line Health as the parent entity, the Main Line Health hospitals (Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr, Paoli, Riddle, and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospitals), Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, HomeCare & Hospice, and specific health care programs and services. In addition, the Senior Vice President has responsibility for planning, supervising, and executing government relations activities (legislative affairs) on behalf of Main Line Health and its entities. S/he also serves as the senior executive supporting the planning for and operations of the Governance Affairs Committee of the Board of Governors of Main Line Health. The Senior Vice President manages a system-wide staff of 30 to 35 people and a budget of $5 to $6 million annually.

The charge of the incoming Senior Vice President is to increase Main Line Health's broad base of support in order to further develop a strong pipeline of potential donors for the patient care, research, and education programs and services provided by Main Line Health and its hospitals. S/he must foster new levels of engagement for grateful patients, families, and friends, and continue to advance the culture of philanthropy across the institution. Given Main Line Health's philanthropic ambitions, the Senior Vice President must continue to increase the overall sophistication of the development program, championing strategic, data-informed decision-making, industry best practices, and dedication to continuous improvement, transparency, and accountability.

MLH seeks an innovator in philanthropy who has deep experience in prospect engagement, grateful patient fundraising, major and principal gifts fundraising, and campaign strategy and execution. S/he must be a student of modern advancement, and able to effectively leverage related initiatives and functional expertise through strategic, forward-thinking integration. 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: dedication to the mission and goals of Main Line Health; bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred; minimum of 15 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in individual giving, institutional giving, planned giving, stewardship, and participation in a major capital campaign, preferably within a multi-hospital system, other healthcare institution, institution of higher education, large nonprofit organization, or other environment of similar complexity; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least seven years of significant supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget; must be steeped in modern philanthropy best practices and able to effectively integrate advancement functions; in addition to possessing excellent fundraising abilities, must have the breadth of skills required to devise macro-level external relations strategies, including those related to organizational branding, marketing, and communications; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, and executing against those plans to achieve goals and objectives; track record of success in securing six and seven-figure gifts and greater, including cultivation through solicitation and stewardship, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process; preference for experience in high-level Philadelphia-metropolitan-area philanthropy and knowledge of the players, strategies, and trends in the region's philanthropy.

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

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com

212.542.2587


Date Posted: May 24, 2017

Assistant Director, Reunion Giving

Yale University

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  Under the general supervision of the Director of Reunion Giving and exercising a high degree of independence, develop and implement strategic plans to maximize giving in Yale College's quinquennial reunions. Responsibilities include support of volunteers who include many of the university's highest level donors and university citizens; direct solicitation and closure of reunion gifts; and creation and implementation of strategies to achieve goals to meet the University's highest priorities in reunion years. 

Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor’s Degree required. Four years of event planning and/or related experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications: Valid driver’s license.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with alumni volunteers and colleagues about fundraising programs, procedures and university issues.

  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with alumni. Professionalism, maturity, ability to maintain confidentiality, and skill as a team player.

  • Ability to handle diverse, simultaneous tasks while attending to details and follow-through. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Ability and willingness to work some irregular hours.

  • Highly motivated and energetic. Ability to show initiative, and work independently with integrity.

  • Good word processing and database management software skills.

  • Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Familiarity with Planned Giving tools and techniques.  

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2rmhxrS.  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Date Posted: May 22, 2017

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, EMERGENCY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT

University of Michigan 

Under the guidance of the Director of Development, Departments, Centers and Institutes, this position will set the strategic direction for the fundraising efforts for the Department of Emergency Medicine and manage a portfolio of active donors. The Assistant Director will be charged with leading fundraising efforts to increase support for department programs. The Assistant Director will manage and solicit a portfolio of major gift prospects, including gifts to support professorships, research, faculty and trainee support, patient care and capital.

Responsibilities*

Strategic Planning

  • Implement a comprehensive multi-year fundraising plan to increase philanthropic support for the Department of Emergency Medicine, including the Injury Center and the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care.
  • Create an annual plan for fundraising by working closely in coordination and collaboration with faculty and administrative officers.
  • Gather data, assess prospects, and develop strategies designed to realize the current and life-time giving potential of individual prospects.
  • Aggressively identify, and formally qualify, new major and planned gift prospects by developing and executing long-range and short-range strategy, producing a continuous stream of donors capable of making significant gifts.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the Medical Development and Emergency Medicine Department priorities and make a persuasive verbal and written case for supporting key programs and projects, effectively matching the interests of prospects to specific medical development and University needs.
  • Create and implement a plan for donor identification and stewardship to support the naming of Emergency Medicine Department Centers including but not limited to the Injury Center and the Michigan Center for Integrated Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC).

Donor and Prospect Management

  • Personally maintain a portfolio of major giving prospects, maintaining frequent contact with prospects, university leaders, and volunteers. Plan systematic, appropriate and effective solicitation strategies for major and planned gift prospects.
  • Increase philanthropic support for research, translational science, faculty support and patient care for the benefit of the Emergency Medicine Department.
  • Ensure consistent and appropriate contact, facilitate or make solicitations, and ensure effective stewardship.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of comprehensive, timely and innovative stewardship. 
  • Provide volunteer/fundraising board staff support and lead both internal and external groups in the identification, qualification, and evaluation of major, principal, and planned gift prospects.
  • Provide guidance for fundraising committees and related events and activities led by volunteers whose goal it is to support the Emergency Medicine Department.

Collaboration

  • Coordinate and facilitate activity that will directly result in prospect identification, engagement and successful solicitations, including advising chairs, department heads and development colleagues on the culture, expectations and needs of medical development constituents.
  • Maintain strong lines of communication with colleagues in other Health System and Medical School units, the Office of University Development, and appropriate schools and colleges across the University to ensure effective collaboration and synergy in achieving fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, staff other development personnel in identifying referral opportunities and supporting the overall Health System campaign goals.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with colleagues throughout the Medical Campus and University, by demonstrating leadership in the development community. Through collegial consultation and cooperation, demonstrate and be a model of collaboration in the development community, while representing the Health System.
  • Development values and its unique role at the University of Michigan.
  • Participate in Medical Development events as appropriate.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three to five years of experience in fund raising, public relations, and/or sales and marketing, public relations, or alumni relations.            
  • Ability to exercise a high degree of sound judgment and diplomacy, with a commitment to confidentiality.
  • Able to navigate working with cross-functional teams for the best outcomes.
  • Demonstrated success in raising capital, program support and endowment gifts.
  • Proven success in working in a multifaceted and fast-paced development environment and able to problem solve and manage multiple complex projects within a set-time frame.
  • Experience working in a complex environment similar to the University of Michigan Health System with an understanding of the high expectations for deliverables.
  • Excellent written and communication skills with a specific passion about the importance of health care and able to articulate what this means as well as having an engaging, genuine and mature personal style.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as a proven record of working collaboratively with others is necessary

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of the University of Michigan organization

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

How to Apply

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

Application Deadline

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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


Date Posted: May 19, 2017

Gift Officer, Leadership Giving

Yale University

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:  Develops and implements cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for a portfolio of approximately 300 potential donors to raise leadership annual and capital gifts to the University. Facilitates and coordinates communication and positive interactions with prospects and donors as well as among the prospects’ campus relationships. Travel (possibly extensively) to meet with donors, prospects and volunteers.

Required Education and Experience:  Bachelor's Degree and three to five years of fund raising or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications: Valid driver’s license.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills required to relate to donors, volunteers and colleagues, including tact, diplomacy, discretion, and the ability to maintain confidentiality inside and outside the Office of Development.

  • Initiative and self-starting capacity. Excellent fundraising, negotiating, organizational and analytical skills, with an attention to detail.

  • Ability to understand the objectives of University fundraising priorities, and to integrate goals with those objectives.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Willingness and ability to travel.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2q1DCrX. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Date Posted: May 19, 2017

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, ALUMNI RELATIONS

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Oxford, Ohio                   

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Miami University in the search for an associate vice president, alumni relations.

Reporting to the senior vice president for University Advancement and president of the Miami University Foundation, the associate vice president (AVP), alumni relations is a member of the Division of University Advancement senior management team. The AVP should be a creative and strategic leader who can help promote and build a vibrant and engaged alumni community. The AVP will work closely with peers on the University Advancement senior management team, with alumni relations staff, as well as with the Miami University Alumni Association Board of Directors and campus partners.

The new AVP will have the opportunity to build a broad engagement platform for alumni by collaborating with colleagues around campus. The AVP should, for example, explore synergies with colleagues in enrollment management and career services. The AVP should help guide campus and alumni leadership to better capture, analyze and use for strategy data about what alumni most seek in their lifelong relationship with Miami. The AVP will also focus on programs that encourage young alumni and graduate alumni to be more engaged with their alma mater.

The Alumni Association fosters lifelong connections among alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University. In cooperation with its University partners, the Alumni Association encourages meaningful involvement and leadership from all alumni to benefit the University. It cultivates goodwill and support for Miami by sponsoring social, educational, philanthropic, and service-oriented programs. The Alumni Association is committed to preserving Miami’s heritage and cultivating the relationships that connect all alumni to Miami University for a lifetime.

Miami University is nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions in the nation. The 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as the second highest public university in the United States in the category of "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching." Miami has appeared on this short, elite list since the inaugural year of the rankings in 2009, and has been in the top three among public universities for six years in a row.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position as is a minimum of ten or more years of relevant experience in a client-centric, membership, or affinity driven program recognized for its strength of engagement and effectiveness. Candidates with a master’s degree and experience in higher education are preferred.

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

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

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


Date Posted: May 19, 2017

Coordinator, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences (SEAS)

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

The Coordinator:

  • Collaborates with the senior fundraisers to execute specialized engagement, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for each prospect and donor in the University's principal gifts portfolio.
  • In partnership with the senior fundraisers, develops high-level briefings for donor meetings and event with University leaders (President, Provost, Deans), faculty, and university volunteer leaders; briefings represent a comprehensive strategy for our principal gifts prospects and donors and, in sum, cover an extensive range of activities and ideas spanning Harvard's multiple Schools.
  • Leverages the UDO service teams to execute the strategies for cultivation and solicitation. Brings all available UDO resources to defined donor strategy.
  • Engages with faculty and academic leaders to coordinate and advance University principal gifts activities.
  • Manages a tailored approach to acknowledgements and stewardship for each donors in the UDO fundraiser portfolios, working with colleagues in donor relations and communications.
  • Monitors and executes preparation (including various supporting materials reflective of the university-wide priorities) and all next steps before and after the senior fundraisers' and institutional leaders' donor visits.
  • Manages and maintains, in collaboration with relevant UDO teams, complicated donor giving histories to ensure our effective engagement with our University principal gifts donors.
  • Corresponds with donors through their offices and sometimes directly to respond to requests/questions, and advance their giving and overall engagement with Harvard.
  • Manages complex gift terms and associated paperwork and activities related to closing 7-, 8- and 9-figure commitments.
  • Shapes agendas and itineraries and coordinates with events team on logistics and communications team on materials for our major University donor engagement groups [for one position: GAC, for another: CEC, or STF, or HX Kitchen Cabinet, or China 1879 Society, etc.] and contributes to the strategy for the group's events, calls, and other special communications.
  • Identifies new potential donors and crafts with the senior fundraisers and others an approach to engage prospects with the University.
  • Works with the UDO Assistant Directors and fellow Coordinators to develop systems to track progress against goals; help to analyze and present results; and work with teams across AA&D in Communications, Donor Relations, Events and others to develop materials for internal and external stakeholders to advance fundraising strategies.
  1. Works in partnership with and supports the work of the senior University principal gifts fundraisers to lead and manage principal gifts fundraising for university priorities.
  2. Assist in identifying, qualifying and prioritizing prospects for campaign priorities working with fundraising colleagues across the schools and with prospect research; works with research to develop detailed prospect profiles, collaborates with fundraisers to draft briefings for prospect visits.
  3. Helps to track prospect activity for fundraisers' assigned principal gifts portfolio, volunteer management, and for select initiatives.
  4. Prepares briefings for President, Provost and other University leaders associated with principal gift prospects, campaign priorities, donor committees, and university travel.
  5. Anticipates and resolves problems, and shares information with other team members reflecting knowledge gained through meetings involved with, and supporting the Senior Principal Gifts team, and the senior leadership of UDO/AA&D.
  6. Proactively facilitates frequent interaction and communication with colleagues across all departments, as well as with School-based fundraisers, and represents the UDO fundraising team professionally and positively.
  7. Works independently as well as part of a team, in an extremely dynamic, fast-paced work environment, juggling multiple and changing priorities and responding to the strategic needs of the UDO Principal Gifts team more broadly.
  8. The above covers the most significant responsibilities of the position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of work experience, preferably in a large development operation.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • Familiarity with basic fundraising principles and strategies a plus. Familiarity with the workings of Harvard development a plus.

  • Familiarity with BSR Advance a plus.

  • Must be highly organized, detail oriented, and have the ability to work competently and efficiently in a multi-task environment. Must have proven organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize work in a fast-paced environment with multiple and sometimes conflicting priorities.

  • Able to work effectively with internal and external constituencies in a University environment. Must be able to evaluate problems accurately and display good, sound, and confidential judgment in developing solutions.

  • Must be able to listen carefully as well as to influence and persuade others.

  • Must be interested in and motivated by the intellectual community at Harvard.


Date Posted: May 19, 2017

Denison University 

Assistant/Associate Director of the Annual Fund - Reunion and Leadership Programs

Denison University, a private, selective undergraduate liberal arts institution seeks an energetic, ambitious, and results oriented individual to join its Annual Fund team as the Assistant/Associate Director of the Annual Fund - Reunion and Leadership Programs. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join an experienced team and begin planning the next phase of annual giving at Denison.

The Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for identifying and encouraging philanthropic support for the College through the management of volunteers in the Reunion Program and will also coordinate aspects of the leadership society programs, working to increase the number of entry level leadership gifts the college receives each year. Reporting to the Director of the Annual Fund, the Assistant/Associate Director is a key member of the Annual Fund team charged with raising over $6 million for the College.

Bachelor's degree required. Demonstrate significant experience of at least three years in development or a related field such as Alumni Affairs, Public Affairs, Marketing, or Public Relations. Detail oriented, and highly motivated. Strong organizational skills; excellent communication skills (oral and written); effectively represent Denison; demonstrated ability to work well with, lead, and train a diverse team of volunteers to reach fundraising goals, and work independently and as part of a team. Able to handle confidential material with utmost discretion. Travel required. Strong Excel skills including filtering, formulas and pivot tables. 

Denison University offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits for dependents at Denison and affiliated colleges throughout the Midwest.  Assistant or Associate title will be given based upon level of experience.  

To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit employment.denison.edu. Candidates applying by June 16, 2017, are assured full consideration. The position will be open until filled. 

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide.  Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted: May 16, 2017

The Public Theater

Senior Director of Development

New York, New York

As the nation's foremost theatrical producer of Shakespeare and new work, The Public Theater is dedicated to developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all people. The Public fulfills this mission through productions of challenging new plays and musicals, and innovative stagings of the classics that achieve the highest standards of artistic excellence. In service of its mission, The Public Theater has developed three pillars of programming: performances of new works, classics, and diverse performance artists on its stages; artist and new play development programs that support a diverse group of artists at all stages of their careers; and pioneering community engagement initiatives dedicated to radical access.

Each season, The Public Theater produces an average of 265 performances on five principal stages at its downtown home on Lafayette Street, plus over 700 performances at Joe's Pub and more than 50 performances of Free Shakespeare in the Park, The Public's signature program, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. The Public Theater's commitment to the creation of new work for the field is an institutional priority to which The Public dedicates incredible resources annually. The institution has also fostered countless productions that have dared to tackle controversial issues eschewed in the mainstream arena.

The Public Theater has won 59 Tony Awards, 168 Obie Awards, 53 Drama Desk Awards, and six Pulitzer Prizes. The Public has brought 55 shows to Broadway, helping to redefine the role of nonprofit theater as an incubator of new work. During spring 2015, The Public served as the originating producer of the blockbuster hit HAMILTON, which has received critical acclaim and unprecedented media attention, bringing renewed national awareness of The Public and the work it produces.

Today, The Public builds upon its trailblazing foundation by regularly establishing and expanding programs that challenge the very definition of theater in contemporary society. Most recent examples include Public Works, an innovative program that partners with social service organizations from all five boroughs to restore and build community through workshops, classes, theatrical experiences, and large-scale works of participatory theater; and Public Forum, which places theater at the center of conversations with leading voices in arts, law, politics, and media.

The Public has made a concerted effort in recent years to elevate the productivity of its comprehensive development program to a level commensurate with the company's artistic, programmatic, and operational excellence. The appointment of Chief Advancement Officer Terry Morello in January 2016 has infused the development program with new energy and strategic leadership as it plans for The Public's next major fundraising campaign and builds a sustainable major gifts-focused culture seamlessly integrated throughout the organization. Substantial investment in the prospect research function during the past year is already raising The Public's philanthropic efforts to a higher level of sophistication.

Amid this favorable context, The Public seeks candidates for the newly created position of Senior Director of Development (Senior Director). Reporting to the chief advancement officer, the Senior Director serves as the day-to-day leader of The Public's development program and as the No. 2 leader of the advancement division comprised of development and development communications functions. The Senior Director is directly responsible for individual giving [inclusive of annual donor societies (the Partners Program), major gifts, and campaigns], institutional giving, special events, and development operations, supervising director-level staff in each of those areas and an overall development team of approximately 24 individuals. The Senior Director will be the primary advisor to the chief advancement officer on development matters, and will provide a blend of strategic and operational leadership to the development team.

The Senior Director, in collaboration with the chief advancement officer, will be responsible for fostering new levels of engagement for current and prospective donors, and must help to advance the culture of philanthropy across the institution. Given The Public's campaign and broader philanthropic ambitions, the Senior Director must continue to increase the overall sophistication of the development program, championing strategic, data-informed decision-making, industry best practices, and dedication to continuous improvement, transparency, and accountability. The Senior Director's initial focus will be on optimizing the development team's processes, activities, and strategic direction. The Senior Director will eventually incorporate their own frontline fundraising activity and develop a moderately sized, personal portfolio of high-level giving prospects.

Required qualifications and experience: genuine enthusiasm for The Public Theater's mission, history, and ground-breaking productions and programs; personal passion for and broad knowledge of the art form of theater is strongly desired; minimum of seven to 10 years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas (individual giving, institutional giving, annual giving, planned giving, stewardship, board relations) and participation in a major capital campaign, preferably within a major performing arts organization, cultural institution, nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity; demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of significant supervisory experience, including experience creating and managing a budget; must be steeped in modern philanthropy best practices and able to effectively integrate advancement functions; must have the breadth of skills required to devise macro-level external relations strategies, including those related to organizational branding, marketing, and communications; particular strength in developing the case for support and strategic, complex, and innovative fundraising plans, 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, as well as experience working with annual giving strategies for grooming the next generation of annual leadership and major gift donors; experience in high-level, New York metropolitan area philanthropy is preferred; experience identifying, nurturing, and motivating volunteers, particularly board members; skill at goal setting and measuring success, and agility in addressing alternate program directions to meet goals when necessary; ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process.

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

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

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

gerard.cattie@divsearch.com

212.542.2587


Date Posted: May 12, 2017

Assistant Director for Advancement to support Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) . 

University of Washington 

University Advancement

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

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

University Advancement, has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director for Advancement to support Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) 

University Advancement creates engagement opportunities both internally and externally that foster pride, advocacy and private support for the University of Washington. The College of Engineering’ mission is to develop outstanding engineers and ideas that change the world. The Assistant Director of Advancement will work in two major areas as a member of the College of Engineering’s Advancement team, including the departments of Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). 

The Assistant Director’s key responsibility is contact with engineering alumni, while conducting analysis and evaluation of donor qualification. This position will spend the majority of time on “Discovery” work, meeting with alumni and potential donors, either face-to-face, on the phone or through emails.

For more information about the position, please visit http://bit.ly/2qUV962

Position closes on 5/28/17.


Date Posted: May 12, 2017

Senior Director, Annual Philanthropy

University of Washington 

University Advancement

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

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

UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT
The Advancement organization exists to engage stakeholders in meaningful interactions that foster pride, advocacy and support for the University of Washington. Advancement fulfills this mission by building genuine, trust-based relationships, both internally and externally. We value trust, transparency, and hard work. We work in a fully integrated advancement model (development, alumni relations, and marketing/communications working as a single team), with open cultivation of potential donors. Our organization is constituency-based, with strong University-wide support services and strategy including the annual philanthropy and analytics programs. 
Our values: Do the Right Thing - Respect for All - Highest Standards of Excellence. 

ANNUAL PHILANTHROPY
With this position as a driver, the University of Washington seeks to reset its strategy and program for annual philanthropy. We are looking for someone to develop and lead a digital-first strategy, while retaining our philosophy of annual philanthropy as a centrally-funded service supporting schools, colleges, and campuses and embracing UW Alumni Association (UWAA) membership (where dues are tax-deductible gifts) as a core pipeline partner. We also seek to amplify a strong analytics program to enhance data-driven decision making throughout the Advancement organization in support of the University’s core strategic aspirations. 

University Advancement, has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Director, Annual Philanthropy. The Senior Director, Annual Philanthropy is responsible for the strategic design, execution, and management, and ongoing evaluation of a data-driven, digital-first annual philanthropy program. This program grows the University’s base of private support both by acquiring and retaining donors and by creating a pipeline for major giving through compelling engagement and stewardship opportunities within The President’s Club. S/he accomplishes this by relying on robust analytics to inform all aspects of philanthropy, marketing/communication, and engagement, and by embracing established and emerging opportunities for digital communication. The Senior Director, Annual Philanthropy provides strategic direction and both long- and short-range planning for broad-based solicitation and targeted engagement and stewardship in support of institutional and campaign goals. 

The Senior Director will work closely with UW Advancement leadership. Collaborating in a truly integrated advancement environment s/he will support constituency units (colleges, schools, campuses) and partner actively with numerous central programs including Marketing & Communications, Regional and International Advancement, Advancement Services, Individual Giving Programs, Foundation Board Engagement, UWAA/Alumni & Constituent Relations, and others. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategy Development 

  • Design, build, and continuously improve a leading-edge annual philanthropy program that ideally both broadens the University’s donor base and strengthens the potential major and planned giving pipeline. 
  • Build out University Advancement’s use of enterprise marketing software (Marketo), leveraging opportunities for increased personalization of communication and content. Actively participate in leadership conversations around data governance. 
  • Lead the development of a data-driven, digital-first strategy to grow recurring annual philanthropic support using multiple channels for outbound and inbound communication. 
  • Continuously identify, obtain, and evaluate new sources of data for use in analytics informing engagement, communication, and solicitation strategies. 
  • Design and manage a program fully integrated with major, principal and planned giving, alumni and constituent relations, and university marketing and communications in support of the institution’s integrated brand strategy, fundraising, and campaign goals. 
  • Facilitate and significantly enhance an advancement-wide culture of data-driven decision making in fundraising, marketing and communications, and alumni and constituent relations based on a robust analytics program that interfaces with a wide array of both internal and external data. 
     
  • Develop a coordinated matrix of communication (in partnership with Marketing and Communications) and solicitation strategies focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual support, using a mix of novel and known technologies and tactics with an emphasis on digital communication. 
  • With a focus on broadening the base of annual philanthropic support, solicit key constituencies including alumni, students, parents of traditionally-aged undergraduates, UW faculty, staff and retirees, grateful patients of the University’s hospitals and clinics, people who love Husky athletics, and other loyal supporters of the University. 
  • Establish annual philanthropy as a core program and engagement opportunity, partnering with Prospect Research and Management, School/College/Campus fundraisers, UWAA/Alumni and Constituent Relations, Regional and International Advancement, Donor Relations, Principal Giving, and Planned Giving to develop a comprehensive donor pipeline moving donors toward major, principal and planned giving. 
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Director of the President’s Club as s/he builds and runs a program that: develops strategic communication and engagement activities for donors making recurring gifts of $2,000 - $10,000 and engages UW Foundation Board, UWAA leadership, and other volunteers in program development. 
  • In collaboration with Donor Relations, develop a robust, multi-faceted stewardship strategy for annual philanthropic donors. 

    Campus Partnerships and Engagement 
  • Partner with schools, colleges, and campuses to design and execute creative strategies for the solicitation of alumni and donors in support of each area’s vision and priorities. 
  • Provide strategic counsel and concierge service to school/college/campus partners. 
  • Collaborate with programmatic partners to create seamless engagement and giving experiences. 
  • Partner with Donor Relations and Marketing and Communications to articulate compelling stories and provide meaningful stewardship demonstrating the impact of annual philanthropy. 
  • Partner with the UWAA/Alumni and Constituent Relations and Prospect Management and Research to develop a comprehensive donor pipeline with integrated engagement analytics. 
  • Partner with individuals and offices throughout the institution – as well as with outside vendors – to access both established and new sources of data for analytics. 
     
  • Partner closely with Information Management on data acquisition, enrichment and reporting. 

    Leadership and Team management (continuously overlaid in all duties) 
  • Provide leadership and manage the annual philanthropy team.  
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the annual philanthropy team. 
  • Create and manage a budget of over $700,000 for the annual philanthropy team with discretionary authority. 
  • Responsible for management, staff development and career enrichment for the annual philanthropy team. 
  • Other duties as assigned

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
    This position supervises a team of ten (10) professional staff responsible both for growing annual philanthropic support for the University and for moving annual donors to increasing levels of giving in a data-driven, digital-first environment. 

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

    Management
    People Builder:  Committed to developing others to become leaders. 
    Driving Results:  Effectively communicates objectives and guides direct reports and team members to make decisions and achieve goals.  
    Organizational Planning:  Develops and manages comprehensive team goals and measures team progress while balancing short-term and long-term priorities that are consistent with the organization’s mission, priorities and goals. 
    Managing Conflict: Recognizes and addresses conflicts and disagreements in a safe and respectful environment, manages conflicts collaboratively, and builds consensus with the best interests of the organization in mind. 

    Strategic
    Visioning:  Anticipates emerging trends and issues and develops a clear sense of purpose and goals that focus and drive the creative energy of the organization in alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and values.  
    Organizational Acumen: Analyzes a situation, balances reason and the interest of others, and acts in a decisive, timely and appropriate manner that is congruent with the organization's values, goals and mission to achieve success. 
    Selflessness: Demonstrates ambition first and foremost for the organization and concern for its success rather than for one’s own personal gain. 
    Professional Will/Fearlessness:  Displays an inner intensity and dedication to making everything the best that it can be.  Shows resolve and determination to make the organization great.  
    Focused on Organizational Sustainability: Communicates uncompromising desire to make the organization even more successful in the next generation. 

    For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor's degree and 8 or more years of progressively responsible experience in institutional development/fundraising OR digital engagement or a related environment such as marketing, sales operations, or business development OR equivalent education/experience. 

  • Experiencing developing, supervising, and leading a team. 
  • Proven experience working effectively with multiple stakeholders in support of shared goals and objectives. 
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, etc. 

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

DESIRED:

  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing digital engagement strategies targeting highly segmented audiences. 
  • Experience with complex market segmentation strategies and execution across a variety of channels. 
  • Experience building a donor program, defining and executing on strategies in support of institutional goals. 
  • Experience working in a complex data environment. 
  • Experience working in higher education advancement, particularly in a large public research university. 
  • Experience using marketing automation software such as Marketo. 
  • Experience developing and leading a comprehensive change management plan. 
  • Experience engaging and supporting volunteers in achieving organizational mission. 
  • Prior work experience in an integrated advancement model. 
  • Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles. 
  • Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Cubicle/Open workspace environment which may result in additional or higher levels of noise and visual distractions. 

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

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

Frequent local travel expected. 

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

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

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Date Posted: May 9, 2017

Carnegie Mellon

Associate Director, Parent Engagement and Development - University Advancement-2005266

Description:

It is an exciting time to join Carnegie Mellon, 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 CMU is making for its future.

The Associate Director, Parent Engagement and Development is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of parent prospects with a rated capacity of $50,000 and greater. Manages a portfolio of approximately 100-125 prospects. This person will be expected to travel 10-12 times per year outside of the Pittsburgh region.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Set annual goals based on divisional and team expectations. Track and report progress on implementation plan; may make changes to the plan based on analysis in cooperation with supervisor. Prepare fundraising reports and communications for donors, volunteers and management.
  • Qualify, cultivate and solicit prospects via personal visits, direct mail, phone or volunteer utilization when needed.
  • Trip planning and personal outreach to assigned prospects. To attain 125 or more visits annually, to reach annual commitment goals and create a pipeline of prospects for future solicitation. Travel 10-12 times per year outside of the Pittsburgh region required.
  • Communicate with other university stakeholders, particularly when there may be multiple contacts with the prospect/donor.
  • Manage and develop assigned portfolio of major gift prospects. Determine ongoing relationship activities with prospect; recommend specific purpose and level of gift; identify those to be involved in cultivation and subsequent solicitations; bring solicitations to closure.
  • Support Annual Giving and other development efforts and projects.
  • Track prospect outreach and relationship building through each stage in ADVANCE database. Produce individual contact reports summarizing every prospect visit. Track progress of proposals of $10K or greater. Follow up in writing to acknowledge prospects after visits and gifts. Execute plans for moves management with prospects. Report progress on goals including number of visits, solicitations, commitments, upgrades and qualifications.
  • Develop skills and participate in training.
  • Keep current on programs and faculty, research and student initiatives at the university.
  • Collaborate with faculty, deans and other advancement colleagues when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • 3-5 years of successful fundraising experience, preferably in higher education, including direct solicitation of five and six figure gifts from individuals;
  • Valid state driver's license. Must successfully complete a driver's license verification on an annual basis and successfully complete the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving training program once every three years;
  • 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 advancement 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;
  • Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university's fundraising priorities through developing excellent working relationships with university parents;
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required; broad knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates;
  • Ability to travel to other campus locations, both on and off campus, and to travel around the region and to other areas of the country; and
    Ability to work evening and weekend work will occasionally be required.

In addition to these general skills, the position requires the 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;

More Information

University Advancement at Carnegie Mellon University

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

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

Benefits

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

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

CMU is based in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the U.S.  Pittsburgh continues to place high on many “best of” lists, including “The Top 10 Cities Techies Should Consider Moving to in 2016” by Huffington Post. Situated at the intersection of three rivers with mountains and lakes nearby, Pittsburgh was also recognized as the 5th best city for an active lifestyle by WalletHub. And 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: CAMPAIGN (UNIV ADVANCEMENT) 

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 

Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent 

Salary: Negotiable


Date Posted: May 9, 2017

Denison University
Assistant Director of the Annual Fund – Campus Philanthropic Programs

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison, located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

Denison University seeks an energetic and ambitious individual to join its Annual Fund team as the Assistant Director of the Annual Fund, Campus Philanthropic Programs. This is an excellent chance to hone the management and solicitation skills while working with current Denison students. Moreover, this opportunity provides an individual with the chance to work in an environment full of people who are committed to the work they do and who have fun along the way.

The successful candidate will build and manage Denison’s Phonathon program, working with current students to cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects and donors (alumni, parents, and friends) for the Annual Fund. This person will also work to increase philanthropic engagement between current students and the college, resulting in continued support of the university after graduation.

An energetic and detail oriented attitude is critical for this position. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. A strong understanding of technology is desired. Bachelor’s degree and occasional travel are required. The successful candidate will have a minimum of one year of experience in development, or a related field such as non-profit work, sales or marketing.

To learn more about the position and to apply, please visit employment.denison.edu. Candidates applying by May 26, 2017, are assured full consideration. The position will be open until filled.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employment.


Date Posted: May 9, 2017

Denison University
Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement

Denison University seeks a dynamic and results-driven individual to join its team of collaborative development professionals to serve as the next Associate Director of Alumni and Family Engagement.

This is a terrific opportunity to build on the momentum of Denison’s successful alumni engagement and giving programs and to work at one of the strongest and best managed liberal arts colleges in the nation. We work hard in an environment of good cheer because we believe in what we’re doing. The Denison family of faculty, staff, students and alumni are highly accomplished. This inspires us to achieve great things on their behalf. It is an exciting time at Denison, as the college 1) earns significantly increased national attention for its achievements; 2) enjoys the leadership of an extraordinary president who is about to finish his 4th year at the helm, and 3) and publicly launches the most ambitious comprehensive campaign in our 186-year history.

The successful candidate will develop and lead a coordinated fundraising process and volunteer engagement model for Denison through management and recruitment of volunteer leaders and committees to plan and execute a successful reunion for the 50th and post 50th reunion years, which deliver more than $5 million a year in commitments. The Associate Director will facilitate, track and support regular communication between reunion committee leadership and various offices within Institutional Advancement including Gift Planning, Prospect Management, Major Gifts and the Denison Annual Fund. The Associate Director will also organize, plan and execute a variety of special events coordinated out of the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement (AFE). Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. The Associate Director must be a careful listener who can gain the trust and respect of a diverse constituency and maintain a strong commitment to work within and support a collaborative advancement environment. Energetic, hardworking, and a “can-do” spirit are all must-have qualities, along with a strong belief in the extraordinary value and extreme relevance of a liberal arts education. Occasional evening and weekend work required to support volunteer training and capstone events, such as Reunion and Big Red Weekend (alumni and family weekend). A minimum of 5 years in fundraising and volunteer management or a related field required.

Denison University offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits at Denison and affiliated colleges throughout the Midwest and a generous retirement contribution. Granville, Ohio, is a place you must see to believe: lovely and charming, with an excellent public school system, easy access to outdoor activities like biking, hiking, and kayaking, and is only 30 miles from the thriving nightlife and award-winning cuisine of Columbus, Ohio, the 15th largest metro area in the United States.

To learn more about the position, requirements, and to apply, please visit employment.denison.edu. Applicants applying by June 5th, 2017 will be given full consideration. Position open until filled.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Date Posted: May 5, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

DELL MEDICAL SCHOOL

Director of Development, Principal Gifts

Interested applicants must submit an application through the UT Austin Job Application System: Director of Development - Director of Development, Principal Gifts

JOB PURPOSE

To raise philanthropic support from principal gift donors targeted at gifts of  $1,000,000 and help lead the process for enlarging the pipeline of prospective major and principal gift donors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Build and carry an active portfolio of 30-50 prospective donors with minimum capacity of $100K; engage in qualification, strategy, relationship building and closing of principal gift(s) at $1M+; within 36 months of start date, consistently produce $5-10M+ per year; maintain current strategies and records in VIP and associated databases;  participate in proposal preparation, strategy development, and stewardship as required for donors in the portfolio;  80% of portfolio activity will be dedicated to the Mulva Clinic and Wong Eye Institute with the balance for qualification of prospective donors for all of Dell Med.

Manage the process for identifying and qualifying additional prospective major and principal gift donors for Dell Medical School;  Supervise the Assoc Dir of Prospect Research and Development Specialist on the Dell Med development team and co-supervise an Assoc Dir of Prospect Analytics.

Serve as Development Office liaison to the leadership of the Mulva Clinic and the Wong Eye Institute and those UT Austin colleges/schools and central development which may wish to collaborate on relationship-building and proposal development.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Bachelor’s degree and ten years of direct fundraising or related experience. Experience in developing a strategic development plan for solicitating and securing major gifts from donors. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Proven and measureable track record of successful face-to-tace interactions with prospective donors. Experience supporting senior administrators, faculty, and fellow gift officers. Experience in creating a portfolio from scratch and managing a portfolio of at least 50-75 donors.

Experience managing a small team. Demonstrated interest in prospect management, analytics, and research. Experience in establishing strategies for identifying and qualifying major donors. Experience using a moves management prospect system.  

Proficient in MS Word, Powerpoint, and Excel. Experience in project management. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively, work well under pressure, and manage details of several concurrent projects. Proven project management skills. Strong written and verbal skills.

Problem solver. Capable of working independently; Strong attention to detail; Extremely organized;  Integrity, professionalism and collegialty are highest personal values; Success in working on a team, collaboratively and interdisciplinarily; Willingness to embrace and contribute to a start-up environment; Personal and professional confidence, accompanied by a sense of humor and empathy toward others.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS

Experience in fundraising for medicine, neurosciences, science, health care, etc. . . Experience in grant-writing.

Experience with VIP database and knowledge of prospecting tools and reports within the VIP system or other prospective donor relations systems, e.g. Raiser’s Edge, Sales Force, etc. . . .

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.


Date Posted: May 5, 2017

University of Oregon

POSITION ADVERTISEMENT

Leadership Annual Giving Officer

University Advancement

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

The Annual Philanthropy Program (APP) is a centralized fundraising unit responsible for building a broad base of sustainable, annual support for the University of Oregon from alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students. APP also serves the university community by providing expertise in direct marketing and strategic planning to its campus partners, as well as coordinating outreach to alumni and other constituencies to ensure that communication with these groups is effective and fundraising is maximized.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Constituent Engagement, the Leadership Annual Giving Officer will be responsible for the qualification, engagement, solicitation, and stewardship of UO donors between $1,000-$25,000. He/she will be expected to utilize multiple channels (phone, email, in-person, etc) to connect with donors at this tier and build the broader UO donor pipeline. Additionally this position will be required to work closely with central programs (President’s society, stewardship, UOAA membership) as well as academic unit development leaders.  

The Leadership Annual Giving Officer will focus his/her face-to-face solicitation outreach in the state of Oregon and will be responsible for strategically planning such travel and projecting and managing related expenses. This position will travel to geographic areas as appropriate to evaluate, solicit, and steward prospective and current donors.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $40,000 to $50,000. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/520262/leadership-annual-giving-officer  #520262.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by May 11, 2017. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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


Date Posted: May 4, 2017

VICE CHANCELLOR FOR INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT

FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

Fayetteville, North Carolina

http://uncfsu.edu

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Fayetteville State University in the search for a Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement.

The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement is responsible for all development and fundraising-related activities, and for the planning and organization of university relations and public affairs programs. The Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement reports directly to the Chancellor, serves as a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, serves as Executive Director of the University Foundation, and directs the activities of the Office of Institutional Advancement in carrying out the mission and strategic priorities of the University.

Fayetteville State University sits on the precipice of increasing its influences as a commanding force in shaping the future of the region, state, and nation. It provides students with the highest quality learning experiences that will enable them to become citizens and leaders as change-agents in this new technologically advanced global society. Its core values are student success and the pursuit of excellence, shared governance, global responsibility, and collaboration. FSU works tirelessly to advance these values as it continues to transform the University into a vibrant 21st Century University each and every day.

Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU serves a growing student body of over 6,300, and ranks among the nation’s most diverse campus communities. FSU boasts 43 undergraduate programs, 23 master’s degree programs, and one doctoral program in educational leadership. These programs vary in areas of the arts and sciences, business and economics, and education.

Although founded as a HBCU, FSU is among the most diverse institutions in the University of North Carolina system.  Additionally, the University consistently ranks among the nation’s top producers of African American baccalaureate and master’s graduates. FSU ranks particularly high in the state and the country in producing African American and other minority graduates in disciplines like mathematics, psychology, computer science, education, social sciences, and history.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. The successful candidate must have a minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience in fundraising, and have earned a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree is preferred.


Date Posted: May 3, 2017

Assistant Dean for Advancement

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environment Sciences (ACES)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time Assistant Dean for Advancement to provide leadership and strategic direction for the advancement initiatives in the College of ACES.

Everything we do is designed to improve the quality of life of the people in the state of Illinois, across the nation, and around the world. We discover, develop, translate, and disseminate knowledge to address societal concerns and train the next generation of experts and leaders.

Be a part of our story. Join our team of more than 180 tenure-system faculty members; nearly 1,400 academic professionals, civil service staff, and assistants; 2,700 undergraduates; and 650 graduate students each year. We have nearly 36,000 living alumni and raise approximately $20 million annually in private support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Our annual expenditures from all sources are more than $160 million. ACES plays a key role in national and international research initiatives in bioenergy, biotechnology, integrated landscapes, environmental sustainability, food and agricultural systems, global climate change, family resiliency, public policy, and more.

Organizational Relationship

The Assistant Dean for Advancement reports to the Dean of the College of ACES and to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement/Associate Vice President of the University of Illinois Foundation. The Assistant Dean provides strategic leadership for the fundraising team responsible for individual, corporate, and foundation giving, as well as professional staff supporting alumni relations, stewardship, and advancement communications in the College. The successful candidate will craft and execute comprehensive plans to meet and exceed the annual fundraising and engagement objectives as determined by the university and the College.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Bring vision, imagination and significant demonstrated fundraising and campaign experience in an environment of high expectations and accountability.
  • Maintain a high standard of performance while inspiring his/her team to do the same; ensure that all fundraisers on the team have the support, guidance and mentorship they need to successfully close major gifts for the College. This includes clear communication of established campus accountabilities for major gift fundraising as well as helping individuals stay focused on the clearly outlined priorities of the College.
  • Establish and maintain a personal portfolio of transformational gift prospects; maintain a significant travel schedule throughout the United States and occasionally internationally to meet with alumni, stakeholders, corporate and foundation executives.
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive development strategy for the College, its seven departments, one division and several specialized Centers In addition, oversee plans for comprehensive development strategies for Illinois 4-H, and other specific University of Illinois Extension programs. Provide strategic direction and input into the messaging of key College communications to various stakeholder audiences.
  • Partner with the Dean to plan and implement strategic visits with key donors that will move them closer to making significant gifts to the College.
  • Provide leadership for all development events and input for all College special events held to support the three prong mission of the College.
  • Establish effective working relationships with the College's students and student groups. Serve as ex-officio member of the ACES Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Illinois 4-H Foundation Board.
  • Serve on the College's Administrative Committee, Dean's Committee and ex-officio member of the ACES Advancement Policy Committee.

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree, with a master's degree preferred.
  • An understanding of and commitment to the land grant mission of the University of Illinois and the College of ACES.
  • At least seven years of successful experience in development, preferably in a higher education environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • At least five years of demonstrably successful team management experience, preferably leading an advancement/development team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated an ability to build successful long- term relationships in a professional work environment.
  • Experience in a position that requires extensive travel.
  • Experience in managing professionals in multiple locations, both on and off campus as well as overall supervisory responsibilities of an office/department.

Salary

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by May 26, 2017. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of application, resume and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Brenda Morris at bcmorris@illinois.edu. The proposed starting date is as soon as possible after the closing date.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu).

The Illinois Advancement Community is committed to an ongoing, proactive process to foster and achieve diversity and inclusion in its development, alumni relations and communications activities. We will respect and encourage different voices, perspectives and ideas as we strive to represent individuals of all backgrounds and cultures which include but are not limited to the following: nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, spirituality, age and ability who represent our alumni, donors and friends of the University of Illinois.