Date Posted: November 24, 2018

Chief Development Officer

Farm Sanctuary

New York, New York

(strongly preferred other locations selectively considered)

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation's largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. The organization has rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at its sanctuaries in New York and California. At Farm Sanctuary, these animals are considered friends, not food. Farm Sanctuary educates millions of people about the animals' plight and the effects of factory farming on our health and environment. Farm Sanctuary advocates for laws and policies to prevent suffering and promote compassion, and it reaches out to legislators and businesses to bring about institutional reforms.

In an ideal world, there would be no need for Farm Sanctuary as it exists today. There would be no factory farms or stockyards. Cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and sheep would be free to roam in their pastures, sleep in the sun, scratch at the earth, and enjoy life. Animals in today's industrialized farms are treated like commodities. They are crowded into warehouses, confined so tightly that they cannot easily walk or even turn around. They are de-beaked, de-toed, and their tails are docked without anesthetic. Their bones break because their bodies have been manipulated to grow so fast that they can't support their own weight. Factory farm animals are denied fresh air, sun, wholesome food, room to move, and the freedom to exhibit their natural behaviors. This rampant abuse of millions of animals every day is largely invisible to the public. Farm Sanctuary has a vision of a world where vegan eating is fun and easy and where people are aware of the cruelties of factory farming.

Farm Sanctuary remains committed to ending cruelty to farm animals and promoting compassionate vegan living through rescue, education, and advocacy efforts.

Born of a decidedly grassroots effort, Farm Sanctuary's development program has grown organically while facilitating organizational growth. Yet, as Farm Sanctuary's operational needs continue to increase and the sustainability of sanctuaries remain a costly endeavor, the development program must continue to evolve, replete with the strategic leadership, professionalism, infrastructure, and industry best practices commensurate with a best-in-class organization. The newly appointed Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Farm Sanctuary is prioritizing enhancement of the development program, while also emphasizing the strategic integration of complementary communications functions for increased impact.

Farm Sanctuary seeks candidates for the role of Chief Development Officer (CDO). Reporting to the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the senior leadership team, the CDO provides leadership and direction for all development programs. This entrepreneurial leader will establish a sustainable, comprehensive, major-gifts-focused development program to support and further Farm Sanctuary's mission. The CDO oversees a 17-member Development team, including staff based in offices in New York and California, as well as several remote staff.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Dedication to the mission and goals of Farm Sanctuary. Candidates for this position should be motivated by the ethical underpinnings of the animal rights movement.

- Bachelor's degree; professional fundraising certification preferred.

- Minimum of 10 years of development experience in roles of progressive professional responsibility, with a working knowledge of all areas within development, including major gifts, foundation and corporate relations, annual giving, prospect research, and operations, preferably within a national-scale nonprofit organization or other environment of similar complexity. Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a nonprofit setting that prioritizes new donor discovery and engagement. A record of success in a campaign environment is highly preferred.

- Demonstrated ability to provide management oversight, leadership, and direction with at least five years of senior-level development management experience, including creating and managing a budget.

- Must be steeped in modern philanthropy best practices and able to effectively integrate functions.

- 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.

- Demonstrated ability to strategically move individuals and institutions across the spectrum of prospect development. A history of securing 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.

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

- Demonstrated ability in working with marketing and communications in support of achieving philanthropic goals.

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

- The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about development strategies and processes. Knowledge of fundraising information sources and familiarity with research techniques for prospect research.

Farm Sanctuary 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 | 212.542.2587

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Date Posted: November 20, 2018

Director of Development

Broad Stem Cell Research Center, UCLA

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

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

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

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

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

Application Link:

$81,000 to $110,000 annually

Date Posted: November 19, 2018

Director of Donor and Campaign Relations

Franklin & Marshall College

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations, the Director of Donor and Campaign Relations is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive program of events, recognition and communications designed to engage donors, share the impact of giving and inspire new and additional gifts at all levels. The director oversees the donor relations/stewardship team and works collaboratively with other units in College Advancement and on Campus to achieve maximum impact. For top donors and prospects, the Director of Donor and Campaign Relations will work closely with the assigned gift officer to develop and execute personalized stewardship strategies. The director is responsible for campaign-related events and communications and the stewardship of campaign volunteers.

Major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the Donor Relations and Stewardship team, including staff oversight, performance evaluations and professional development

  • Develop gift opportunities (including giving levels) for supporting various College priorities

  • Develop policies and procedures for development and execution of gift agreements

  • Oversee the gift acknowledgement process

  • Provide direction and oversight for donor recognition, including recognition societies, the annual report of gifts/honor roll, gift publicity, plaques, etc.

  • Monitor spending and report to donors on how the College has used their gifts, particularly endowed funds

  • In collaboration with the assigned gift officer, develop individualized stewardship plans for the College's top donors/prospects

  • Plan and execute campaign related events including salon dinners, campaign kick-off and celebration events and other events throughout the campaign

  • In partnership with College Communications, develop and implement a campaign communications plan that informs campaign donors, volunteers and the F&M Community about campaign objectives and progress

  • With College Communications, develop gift recognition/gift publicity procedures

  • Plan and execute volunteer meetings/gatherings both on and off campus including meeting logistics, invitations, materials, etc.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.


  • Bachelor's degree is required

  • Prior experience in donor relations, volunteer/community relations or related area

  • Event management experience is highly desirable

  • Strong communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively, mastery of the rules of etiquette, thoughtfulness and creativity to develop meaningful, personalized donor touches necessary.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and willingness to learn College Advancement systems and tools

  • Genuine interest in the College's alumni, its students, its current projects and its reputation.

  • The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

Because this position requires driving for College business, the successful candidate must possess a U.S. or Canadian driver's license which has been valid for at least two years, have a driving record that is free from excessive motor vehicle violations within the last three years, and have had no convictions in the last 24 months for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, Pennsylvania ACT 153 background clearances, and verification of credentials.  The College will coordinate these verifications.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Date Posted: November 16, 2018

Chief Development Officer for the College of Liberal Arts

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX

The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is internationally recognized as a bold, ambitious leader in research and higher education. A member of the prestigious Association for American Universities (AAU), UT Austin is one of the nation's premier centers for academic excellence and has more than 40 programs ranked among the top 10 in the country. With groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques, UT Austin creates a seamless blend of tradition and innovation. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the University provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow's artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers.

With a community of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 500 faculty members, the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) offers students the largest number of majors of any college at UT Austin with more than 50 majors located in 25 academic departments and more than 30 centers, institutes and programs (African and African diaspora studies, air force science, American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, classics, economics, English, French and Italian, geography and the environment, Germanic studies, government, history, linguistics, Mexican American and Latina/o studies, Middle Eastern studies, military science, naval science, philosophy, psychology, religious studies, rhetoric and writing, Slavic and Eurasian studies, sociology, and Spanish and Portuguese). In every discipline emphasis is placed on the importance of understanding history, society and culture to help students better understand and thrive in the world beyond campus.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) for the College of Liberal Arts (CoLA) will play an essential leadership role for a University development program that is well-resourced and on the rise by every measure. S/He will advance overall College fundraising and, in doing so, position CoLA to contribute significantly to a forthcoming and highly historic campaign for UT Austin. The CDO will oversee a staff of 13 while also managing a personal portfolio of 25 top donors.

The ideal candidate will have a high EQ and will be a collaborative, steady, organized and experienced manager, who has demonstrated success closing six-and seven-figure plus gifts. S/He will work closely with faculty and volunteers and partner with a dean to secure resources for the College's first-rate departments, centers, programs and research.

To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Gretchen Dwyer, Senior Consultant, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at

Apply Here:

Date Posted: November 15, 2018

Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Foundation Relations

University of Massachusetts Boston

With a growing reputation for innovative research addressing complex urban issues, the University of Massachusetts Boston offers its diverse student population both an intimate learning environment and the rich experience of a great American city, UMass Boston is composed of ten colleges and graduate schools serving a robustly diverse population of roughly 17,000 students. A majority-minority campus, UMB is the most diverse of the five universities in the University of Massachusetts system.

UMass Boston seeks candidates for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Corporate and Foundation Relations. This is a senior level management position in university advancement, reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement. The incumbent will play a leading role in the external relations for the university, increasing the level of support that corporations, private foundations and organizations provide to UMass Boston. The associate vice chancellor will be responsible for conducting significant outreach to major corporations and foundations locally, nationally and internationally; and will partner frequently with the provost, deans and key faculty members as well as the chancellor of the university in order to identify, cultivate and secure impactful funding sources for specific programs and initiatives. 

Examples of Duties: 

  • Oversee and provide leadership in planning, organizing and implementing strategies to increase the level of research funding, student scholarship and philanthropic support from corporations and foundations.

  • Work collaboratively with the chancellor, provost, vice provost for research, deans and key faculty members to plan and direct corporate and foundation activities and support to university-designated priorities.

  • Draft and formally present major proposals in order to enhance on-going, or establish new, corporate and foundation engagement in university endeavors; develop and oversee clearing-house protocols for the university to be used by other corporate and foundation relations colleagues in order to garner the largest commitment from each organization.

  • Working with the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, manage and steward the university’s relationship with key foundation and corporate funders to maintain strong ties and enhance an increasing level of support; forge new partnerships that benefit the university in strategic areas identified as institutional priorities and maintain a robust portfolio of new prospective donors.

  • Assess industries in which UMass Boston alumni, parents and friends serve in senior positions and pursue internships, mentorships and scholarship potential for our current students and recent graduates.

  • Mentor a team of corporate and foundation relations colleagues.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of fifteen (15) years of demonstrated progressive experience in a fundraising environment with a proven ability to engage organizations in securing seven figure-plus gifts within a public or private higher education institution or non-profit environment is required.  The incumbent will be required to travel, as well as work evenings and/or weekends as required.  

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of and top-level contact with major sources of corporate and foundation funding

  • Ability to work collaboratively with and motivate colleagues, volunteers and donors with respect to fundraising activities.

  • Demonstrable track record of organizing successful fundraising activities, with the ability to lead the development of high-level gift and grant strategies and solicitations;

  • Familiarity with and the ability to, operate effectively in a multi-faceted and complex institutional structure.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as reflected in proposals and presentations.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Strong commitment to customer service.

Application Instructions:

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three (3) references at:   

Salary commensurate with experience.

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Date Posted: November 13, 2018

Director of Development, Student Affairs

University at Albany

Albany, New York

About University at Albany:

Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.

Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:

The University at Albany invites applications for the position of Director of Development, Student Affairs. Comprised of twenty units that support student success, the Division of Student Affairs creates an inclusive student experience that promotes academic success, social engagement, personal growth, and resilience. The Division strives to advance the University's commitment to excellence by preparing students to live, learn, and lead in an increasingly complex, diverse, and global society.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Development and collaborating closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Development Officer is responsible for designing and executing solicitation strategies to secure gifts of $25,000+ that support strategic priorities of Student Affairs, as well as those of the broader University. The Development Officer will also solicit gifts at lower levels, with a particular focus on increasing the number of $1,000+ gifts that provide the Division with valuable unrestricted support. In addition, the Development Officer collaborates with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to secure support from private foundations and corporations for Student Affairs priorities.


  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospective donors, engaging and soliciting them for gifts; identify new prospective donors

  • Collaborate closely with the VP for Student Affairs to identify and communicate the Division's fundraising priorities and strategies for achieving these priorities

  • Collaborate with the VP for Student Affairs and Student Affairs Leadership Team members to engage and solicit key prospective donors

  • Collaborate with the VP for Student Affairs to staff and support the Student Affairs Advisory Board

  • Work with the Office of Advancement's Senior Director of Annual Giving to secure annual support from parents for Student Affairs priorities

  • In partnership with Annual Giving and Alumni Relations staff, create programs to build a culture of engagement and philanthropy among UAlbany's student body

  • Collaborate with the Office of University Advancement's Director of Corporate Engagement and Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to secure support from corporations and private foundations

  • Work with Donor Relations colleagues to ensure that donors are properly stewarded

  • Maintain accurate records using the development program's database to record contacts and other activities related to assigned prospects

  • Help coordinate special projects and events in support of fundraising efforts

  • Significant travel and limited evening/weekend work

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized organization

  • 2-3 years of experience in higher education fundraising or related fields

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong listening skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Computer literacy, especially with relational databases

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups of people

  • A commitment to the Division of Student Affairs mission

  • A sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or internationally recognized organization

  • Experience in public higher education fundraising

  • Proven ability to qualify, engage and secure gifts from high-level prospective donors

Additional Information:

Professional Rank and Salary Range: Staff Associate, SL-4

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and disclosures regarding the University's current campus security policies. The University at Albany's Annual Security Report is available in portable document format [PDF] by clicking this link

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at


Please apply online via

Application Instructions:

Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter stating all the required minimum qualifications and any of the applicable preferred qualifications

Note: After submitting your resume, the subsequent pages give you instructions for uploading additional documents (i.e. cover letter etc.).

Closing date for receipt of applications: December 5, 2018

Apply Here:

Date Posted: November 9, 2018

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Director of Development, Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Lebanon, New Hampshire

The Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) transcends the traditional boundaries between medicine, public health, the sciences, engineering, business, and the liberal arts to create innovative, advanced, and patient-centered solutions to cancer. From immunotherapy to image-guided surgery, from rural cancer care delivery to protecting against cancer in the earliest stages of life, NCCC takes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the challenges and opportunities in the world of cancer.

Jointly operated by the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), NCCC is one of 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a designation that recognizes its excellence in research, patient care, and community outreach. The Cancer Center is a pioneer in immunotherapy, image-guided surgery, and precision medicine. For example, approximately 50 percent of all immunotherapies currently on the market are based on discoveries made at Dartmouth, and NCCC is one of only five gene-sequencing centers chosen by the National Cancer Institute for a national precision medicine cancer treatment trial (MATCH).

The Cancer Center's location in Northern New England, which includes both densely populated and rural, underserved communities, gives the institution a unique perspective on cancer prevention and care delivery. This coupled with Geisel's expertise in epidemiology, population health sciences, and health care delivery science drives innovations in the way NCCC delivers care to the dispersed and socioeconomically diverse region. These innovations in cancer prevention and treatment offer scalable solutions for any location. In addition, NCCC consistently ranks among the very top nationally for patient satisfaction.

Simply put, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center is one of a kind. Its location and deep integration with Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock make it an incubator for bold ideas. Its entrepreneurial spirit, success in partnering with biotechnology companies, and collaborations with dozens of other institutions catalyze the translation of discoveries and innovations into meaningful outcomes for patients.

New leadership over the Cancer Center and the joint Office of Development and Alumni Relations serving Geisel and D-H is ushering in heretofore unseen levels of communication, collaboration, data-informed strategy, and ambition, and the Cancer Center is poised for its greatest philanthropic achievements to date. Amid this eminently positive backdrop, Geisel and D-H seek candidates for the new role of Director of Development for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The Director of Development will be responsible for formalizing and advancing a comprehensive development program for NCCC, inclusive of the annual, multifaceted community-building and fundraising event known as The Prouty that is facilitated each summer by the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. To date, there has not been full-time, dedicated leadership of the NCCC development program, and The Prouty has operated independently of the development program. The Director of Development will manage a seven to eight-member team that will initially be comprised of the Assistant Director of Major Gifts and the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center staff that is being newly integrated with the development program, and s/he will grow the development program over time to meet NCCC's philanthropic needs. The Director of Development will report to the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations, with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Director of the Cancer Center. The Director of Development is a member of the Geisel and D-H joint Office of Development and Alumni Relations senior leadership team.

Required qualifications and experience:

- Commitment to scientific understanding and discovery and the respective missions of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, and Dartmouth College.

- Bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred.

- Minimum of eight years of experience in progressively responsible development leadership positions, which includes work in all functional areas of development (individual, institutional, and planned giving; stewardship; board/volunteer relations; development operations). Experience working in a complex, decentralized academic or health care environment and in a large, multi-year comprehensive campaign environment.

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

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

- A history of securing six to eight-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.

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

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

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

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

- Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock have 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 | 212.542.2587

Contact Us:


Date Posted: November 9, 2018

Senior Grant Writer

League of Conservation Voters Education Fund

Title: Senior Grant Writer, Institutional Giving

Status: Exempt

Reports To: Senior Director of Institutional Giving

Positions Reporting To This Position: Writing Consultants

General Description:

The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (LCVEF) believes the earth is worth building a movement for. LCVEF, in collaboration with its sister organization, League of Conservation Voters, and our state league partners, advocates for strong environmental protections, builds community relationships and amplifies the voices of communities of color and other key constituencies who are disproportionately impacted by environmental issues.

In order to save our earth, we must strengthen our democracy and build a more racially diverse and just environmental movement. We need to work with people across this country who share our values to ensure that we advance just and equitable environmental policies that have a meaningful impact on people’s daily lives. We need to increase the number of those who are engaged in the democratic process and safeguard against attempts to disenfranchise low-income communities and communities of color so that policies are shaped by the public interest and not just special interests.

LCVEF seeks a Senior Grant Writer who has strong writing and storytelling skills. The ideal candidate is a collaborator by nature; detail-oriented; and, thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. We are looking for an individual who will be nimble and welcomes the challenge of changing course as priorities shift. The Senior Grant Writer is passionate about doing work that makes the world a better place and has a commitment to racial justice and equity. We are looking for an individual with experience writing on a range of issues including the environment, progressive community organizing, democracy, civic engagement and social justice. The Senior Grant Writer is point on the creation of all written content for the Institutional Giving program at LCVEF, including, but not limited to: grant proposals and reports to grant-making organizations, factsheets for programs and initiatives, online content, as well as frequent and customized impact updates for existing and prospective funders. The Senior Grant Writer reports to the Senior Director of Institutional Giving and works collaboratively with all programs, grantees, vendors, and other staff members.


  • Develop and manage production of well-written, high-impact and tailored grant proposals, applications, progress reports, draft budgets, and other collateral materials as needed that compellingly convey mission and direction, including LCVEF’s commitment to racial justice and equity, and address the programmatic interests of each funder.

  • Work extensively with program staff to develop, write and present new or pilot proposals to funders. Ensure that proposals elevate our work with historically disenfranchised groups who have been pushed or left out of the democratic process, particularly communities of color.

  • Manage the work of LCVEF’s external writing consultants.

  • Provide strategic guidance and support to the Institutional Giving team on coordinating, scripting, preparing for and following up on meetings between LCV/LCVEF and funders.

  • Work with a top-notch writing team to develop high level messaging and framing for the organization and key programs.

  • Support administrative processes for LCVEF grants, as needed.

  • Other responsibilities as necessary.


  • Work Experience: Required - Minimum of 4 years of experience in professional fundraising including at least 2 years of grant writing. Successful track record for securing significant commitments from institutional funders. Proven track record of delivering high quality results ahead of deadlines. Preferred - Experience working with a progressive organization or other environmental organization a plus. Experience working with Salesforce or other CRM for record keeping and moves management. Experience writing on a range of issues including the environment, progressive political organizing, democracy, civic engagement and social justice. Has worked for an organization that maintains both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) entities. Supervisory experience a plus.

  • Skills: Excellent persuasive written and oral communications skills. Extensive computer experience and familiarity with MS Word, Excel. Google business applications (G Suite) experience preferred. Highly organized and adept at maintaining systems for easy access to information and data. Solid judgment, critical thinking skills. A sense of teamwork and community, as well as the ability to work independently.

  • Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV and LCV Education Fund.

  • Conditions: Able to work hours in excess of stated office hours to get the job done, as needed. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

To Apply: Send: (1) cover letter, (2) resume, (3) three writing samples, and (4) contact information for three professional references to: with “Senior Grant Writer” in the subject line by November 20, 2018. No phone calls please.

LCVEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to a Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Workplace

Date Posted: November 9, 2018


University of Pennsylvania

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.


The University of Pennsylvania’s Development and Alumni Relations Marketing and Communications (DARMAX) Department is responsible for conceiving and executing communications strategies to advance the goals of Penn’s Development and Alumni Relations office (DAR) and the mission of the University.


The University of Pennsylvania is a premiere research university-historic, urban, a member of the Ivy League-recognized throughout the world for the quality of its faculty, students, programs, and campus. Its founder, Benjamin Franklin, articulated the goal of educating graduates to serve humankind, a mission that Penn has taken to heart by always looking at and for practical applications to theoretical knowledge. The fact that all of its schools and centers are located on one contiguous campus makes Penn unique among its peers and an ideal environment for interdisciplinary education, a tradition that also distinguishes Penn from its peers.

In addition to the University’s 11,000 undergraduates, another 11,000 students are enrolled in Penn’s 12 graduate and professional schools, many of which are leaders in their fields.

Penn is an enormously cosmopolitan university with a large population of international students, who enliven the community by sharing their global perspectives and aspects of their cultures.

Research is a substantial enterprise at Penn. Penn’s research centers and institutes bring together investigators from multiple departments, schools, and disciplines. Research in health, natural science, technology, society, and business help Penn lead the way in topics ranging from sleep disorders to women’s health, from business ethics to public policy, from cancer to American history. Undergraduates have countless opportunities to participate in research, another distinguishing feature of the University.

In her inaugural address in 2004, President Amy Gutmann launched the Penn Compact, her vision for making Penn a global leader in teaching, research, and professional practice, as well as a dynamic agent for social, economic, and civic progress. The Compact’s focus on increasing access for the very best students, recruiting and retaining the very best faculty who will integrate knowledge across multiple disciplines, and promoting more dynamic engagement locally and globally already has made Penn a more powerful transformational force throughout the region and nation and around the globe.


Led by John H. Zeller, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Pennsylvania plays a critical role in providing the resources that maintain the University’s current strength and support its vision for the future. Excellence in education, research, and service to the community requires continued investment, and Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) work together to secure the funds needed.

One of the great things about Penn is its integrated approach to institutional advancement, which recognizes that a large part of success in fundraising is due to the strength and commitment of alumni, who number more than 290,000 worldwide.

Fundraising responsibilities are shared among schools, centers and a centrally based staff. Penn Development and Alumni Relations looks for people who can demonstrate imagination, compassion, and persistence while keeping a clear eye fixed on the University’s fundraising goals. DAR’s unique collaborative and cooperative professional atmosphere has helped place Penn among the top fundraising institutions in American higher education completing the very successful Making History, The Campaign for Penn in 2012, and having launched the Power of Penn Campaign in April 2018.


Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Campaign & Advancement, the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications (ED) formulates strategy and policy and supervises the execution of University development marketing and communications efforts for the Development and Alumni Relations department. The primary role of this position is to develop, implement, and inform strategic communication efforts that support the overall and the specific goals of Penn Development and Alumni Relations.

The Executive Director assigns and oversees day-to-day operations of a 19 person communications staff (DARMAX). She or he has 6 direct reports including the Director of Strategic Communications, Director of Donor Relations, Director of Digital Communications, Director of Graphic Communications, Director of Strategic Special Projects, and an Administrative Coordinator. The Executive Director has a high degree of visibility and serves as a primary contact for fundraising staff, donors, top University staff and faculty, students, and colleagues across the University on issues related to Penn’s development marketing and communications.


In consultation with Development and Alumni Relations senior management, and specifically with the Associate Vice President, Campaign and Advancement Services, general responsibilities include:

* Development and oversight of a results-driven, multi-platform communications strategy and program.

* Creation of a dynamic and fully integrated cadre of communications tools including publications, websites, apps, content development across channels, social media, event communications, fundraising proposals, donor gift reports and gift acknowledgement letters, and executive speechwriting.

* Integration of strategic marketing approaches into all key aspects of the departmental operations while emphasizing market research and analytics and working closely with DAR’s prospect research and donor relations management operations.

* Lead and direct a staff of managers and individual contributors to achieve optimum results by:

Communicating financial and key performance indicators and results to direct reports

Establishing priorities and goals for each Director and ensuring goals cascade to all staff

Managing staffing needs and identifying areas for organizational development updates or changes

Guiding the talent identification and professional development needs, processes and outcomes within the entire unit in line with the University’s diversity and inclusion priorities

Setting clear performance expectations and holding staff accountability for outcomes through frequent feedback and coaching

Ensuring open communications among team members, engaging in team building efforts and holding regular staff meetings that embrace and support the group’s diversity

Inspiring and motivating staff to achieve optimum results for direct reports and their teams

* Oversight and day-to-day management of the departmental budget.

* Generation of communications materials and remarks to support the activities of the University Board of Trustees, particularly the development and alumni relations committees.

Key communications responsibilities include:

* Assess communications needs and create communications plans for fundraising campaigns, engagement objectives and initiatives

* Work with communications colleagues across campus to ensure integration and consistency of messaging

* Employ market research to create appropriate and effective communications.

* Direct the execution of all aspects of approved communications plans, including formulating messages, writing, editing, and production management.

* Select vendors and manage ongoing relationships in a fiscally responsible manner.

* Devise and employ methods to measure the successes of the communications plans and make recommendations for improvements based on the results.



* Master’s degree in liberal arts, journalism, business, communications, English, or related field; advanced degree preferred

* A minimum of ten years senior level communications experience designing and implementing comprehensive communications strategies and plans for large organizations or institutions with special focus on the writing and development of fundraising materials, including proposals, case statements, donor and volunteer stewardship and marketing materials; complex higher education, development, and/or non-profit experience is strongly preferred.

* Strong and effective supervisory experience; demonstrated experience as a manager and supervisor of staff with at least five years of leadership experience, including the ability to motivate and nurture people, lead teams through change, measure and manage performance, facilitate meetings, and develop processes and policies designed to optimize the effectiveness and productivity of the department and its members; propensity to reward and inspire staff while building a truly team oriented departmental culture.

* Must have a history of outstanding success working with print and digital communications, with significant expertise in digital, social, Web-based, and new media tools.

* She or he should be an accomplished and published writer; demonstrated ability to write and report persuasively, as well as possess extensive knowledge of fundraising, sales or marketing communications.

* Natural inclination to think and act institutionally as opposed to individually; a team player who works to promote the institution as a whole.

* Superior interpersonal skills; an engaging manner, and the capacity to inspire and motivate staff, University leaders, alumni volunteers, donors, and prospects; ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the University while demonstrating sensitivity and a strong respect for differences.

* A self-starter with a sense of urgency, a clear set of priorities, a strong work ethic, and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a highly collaborative environment; must have a creative approach to problem solving, and the ability to take advantage of emerging opportunities while galvanizing broad support.

* A good sense of humor, a high level of energy, self-confidence, a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, presence, diplomacy, and the ability to function at peak in a high expectation environment are essential.; a profound client service orientation with a high touch, supportive approach.

* Excellent project management skills (including demonstrated ability to manage complex and long-range projects); ability to manage multiple projects effectively, collaboratively and on time.

* Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to support data driven decisions and manage metrics-based communication performance.

* Production management experience (Design, layout, copyediting, full publication production)

* Significant expertise in stewardship and development communications within a higher education setting desirable

* Writing samples and other select relevant work required.

Affirmative Action Statement

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

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Date Posted: November 9, 2018

Associate Vice Chancellor

University of Massachusetts Lowell

The University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor for Development.

About University of Massachusetts Lowell

A nationally ranked research university and now the third largest public university in New England, UMass Lowell (UML) offers affordable, experience-based undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 18,000 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral students at their six colleges, 30 miles north of Boston. With programs that span and interconnect the disciplines of business, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, humanities, sciences, and social sciences, the University provides a transformational education taught by internationally recognized faculty. UML fosters student success, lifelong learning, and global awareness, as it continues to build on its founding ideals of innovation, entrepreneurship, and partnerships with industry and the community.

UML has seen dramatic growth in research funding, private giving, and student enrollment over the past eight years. The University has erected more than a dozen new buildings, now conducts more than $65 million in sponsored research annually, and is highly regarded for their workforce development: 95% of their graduates have jobs or plans for graduate school within 6 months of graduation. The University is on the rise and more equipped than ever to prepare thousands of students, many of them first-generation college students, for real-world career challenges and lives of fulfillment and accomplishment.

About Philanthropy at University of Massachusetts Lowell

UMass Lowell has deeply invested in its advancement program in recent years to support the continued improvement of the University’s infrastructure and capacity. A decade ago, UML had a staff of 17 advancement professionals who raised approximately $7M annually; now, the University has over 45 staff members and raises an average of $19-21M annually. In addition, UML launched their first-ever fundraising campaign, Our Legacy, Our Place, in 2013 to secure funding in support of the University’s strategic plan. The goal of the campaign was recently increased from $125M by 2020 to $150M, as the University has already raised $125M as of September 2018. Read more about the campaign here:

This substantial early success has been bolstered by more than 32,000 distinct donors and an eagerness of key alumni and University friends to contribute to the campaign. The University boasts a high-potential donor base, and Our Legacy, Our Place is laying the groundwork for a more robust major gifts program and for successful campaigns in the future. The Associate Vice Chancellor will play a significant role in the ongoing engagement of donors and prospects in support of the University.

About the Position

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Development (AVC) will join the University at a time of great growth as the Advancement team successfully wraps up the current campaign and transitions to the next. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the AVC will serve as the second highest-ranking member of the University Advancement team and will partner with other senior leaders—including the Vice Chancellor and the Executive Directors of Alumni & Donor Relations, Advancement Services, Advancement Communications, and Advancement Operations & Strategic Initiatives—to achieve fundraising goals and maximize the level of support for the University.

The Associate Vice Chancellor is responsible for overseeing the major gift and annual giving efforts of the University, while managing their own portfolio of principal gift prospects. The AVC will direct a team of 14, including the respective Directors of Development for each school/college, major and leadership giving officers, and relevant support staff. As part of the University Advancement leadership team, the Associate Vice Chancellor will work with other senior leaders to achieve fundraising goals and maximize the level of support for the University.

Key Responsibilities


• Oversee the Advancement division’s major gift, planned giving and annual giving efforts

• Manage a select portfolio of high-level prospects and donors and collaborate with the Vice Chancellor to create strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship

• Partner with deans, faculty, and volunteers in the fundraising process

• Collaborate with Advancement colleagues to create a plan to strategically deploy the University’s senior leadership in campaign efforts

Leadership and Management

• Supervise all Development Directors, Major Gift Officers, and the Annual Giving team, and assist the Vice Chancellor in the oversight of the volunteer Campaign Executive Committee

• Partner with the Vice Chancellor to oversee the strategic and technical aspects of the University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign

• Serve as a member of the Advancement Senior Leadership Team and communicate effectively with the team, Vice Chancellor, Deans, and other University officials regarding the campaign status

• Manage day-to-day campaign operations and overall progress to goal, and identify any opportunities and challenges that arise


• 10+ years leadership/fundraising management

• Demonstrated experience with major gift fundraising/managing portfolio with a track record of success securing six-to-seven figure gifts

• Demonstrated success managing a frontline fundraising team

• Higher education experience

• 3+ years of high-level volunteer/board engagement preferred

• Campaign planning experience preferred

• Planned giving experience preferred

• Bachelor’s degree

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

Please email your cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Bill Weber


(617) 277 – 2112, ext. 239

Tracy Marshall

Senior VIce President of Executive Search Services

(617) 277 – 2112, ext. 251

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Date Posted: November 7, 2018

Division of Advancement

Office of Development

Major Gifts Program

Binghamton University

Binghamton University, consistently ranked among the top 50 public universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and among the most selective universities in America, has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence that continues to increase with stellar undergraduates, high-quality graduate programs and a rapidly expanding research enterprise.

It is a time of unprecedented progress for Binghamton, with commitments from New York State and SUNY clearly demonstrated through new buildings and infrastructure, new programs and a hiring initiative unmatched in the University’s history. Successful candidates will join an energized and growing team in the Division of Advancement that is involved and engaged in every area of the campus and that plays an active role in bringing Binghamton University’s strategic plan to life with the full support of University and volunteer leadership.

The Office of Development is seeking several highly motivated, articulate and experienced self-starters with a commitment to public higher education for the positions of Development Officer or Director of Development (title dependent on experience). These are key university advancement positions that serve as a full partner with colleagues from the Division of Advancement, the Binghamton University Foundation and the campus community to further the mission of Binghamton University. The selected candidates will establish and foster enduring relationships with a vast range of constituents, assist the University in securing private support and solicit individual gifts in the range of $50,000 or more for the University’s third comprehensive gifts campaign.

For full position description and application instructions, please see;jsessionid=7DE9DB2E9341EC6C5D3BE9E26DF7A8C9. To learn more about Binghamton University, please visit

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Date Posted: November 5, 2018


Women’s Philanthropy Institute

Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

WPI director – a new fulltime position to start July 1, 2019


The Women’s Philanthropy Institute increases understanding of women’s philanthropy through rigorous research and education, interpreting and sharing these insights broadly to improve philanthropy.  


The Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (WPI) seeks a fulltime director to advance its mission.  For the past ten years, Dr. Debra Mesch has served part-time as WPI Director and has also been a philanthropic studies faculty member. In 2015, she was appointed the Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair in Women’s Philanthropy, holding the first and only endowed chair in this field.  Under her leadership, WPI has experienced significant growth and has accelerated the research on gender and philanthropy with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As the research activity has expanded, so, too, has the need for an externally-focused fulltime director to catalyze WPI’s growth.

WPI is one of three institutes at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; the others are the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving and the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy. Located in an urban setting on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy is the world’s first school dedicated solely to education and research about philanthropy. It educates, trains, and empowers the next generation of nonprofit professionals, social entrepreneurs, scholars, and philanthropists to bring positive and lasting change to the world. With a focus on gender and philanthropy, WPI contributes to and benefits from the School’s expertise.

WPI’s work is currently centered on five strategic goals:

1. Advance women’s philanthropy through original research by addressing significant and ground-breaking research questions.

2. Translate research into increased understanding and improvements in practice.

3. Provide a continuum of research-based educational services to inform donors, fundraisers, institutions, and other constituencies about women’s philanthropy.

4. Increase awareness of WPI as the leading resource for women’s philanthropy trends, best practices, and information.

5. Disseminate knowledge to leaders, decision makers, the public, and the media.


The seeds from which the Women’s Philanthropy Institute grew germinated in 1991 when Sondra Shaw Hardy and Martha Taylor established the National Network of Women as Philanthropists (NNWP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. NNWP changed its name to the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) and incorporated as a free-standing nonprofit in 1997.  WPI became part of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University in January 2004 and Dr. Debra Mesch was appointed director in 2008.

Since 2004, WPI has convened five national symposia, started the signature research Women Give series, awarded fellowships to eight doctoral students, announced the Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair in Women’s Philanthropy, created the first-ever online graduate level course on gender and

philanthropy, and conducted more than a dozen research studies through a grant awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2014.    

Primary Role

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) Director is a senior level leadership position working directly with the dean to integrate the Institute’s work across the School’s initiatives, providing overarching vision and leadership for WPI’s strategic direction including the WPI strategic planning process. The director works in partnership with the holder of the Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair in Women’s Philanthropy to structure research and related WPI activities, including the Women Give reports.  The director translates WPI research into practical application, while working with faculty, research associates, scholars and students to incorporate the research on gender and philanthropy into the broader philanthropic studies curriculum.

The director provides full operational  and strategic leadership and management of WPI to ensure that it increases visibility nationally and globally and attracts financial support for its programs.  The director will achieve these goals by establishing and leading WPI’s strategic vision; and developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the WPI Council, other directors at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, donors, and strategic partners.  The director is responsible for oversight of WPI operations along with generating revenue through strategic partnerships and individual philanthropy.

The director will supervise the WPI Associate Director, WPI Assistant Director of Research and Partnerships, and the Visiting Research Associate.  

Duties and Responsibilities

40%  Leadership:  The director will work directly with the dean to integrate the Institute’s work across the School’s initiatives, providing overarching vision and leadership for WPI’s strategic direction including the WPI strategic planning process. The director will work in partnership with the holder of the Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair in Women’s Philanthropy to coordinate research and related WPI activities, including the Women Give reports. The director will translate WPI research into practical application and work with faculty and students to incorporate the research on gender and philanthropy into the broader philanthropic studies curriculum. The director will build, expand, and sustain WPI’s national/international reputation through presentations at conferences, symposia, and other high profile activities and increase WPI outreach to new audiences.  The director represents WPI at events, conferences, and programs nationally and internationally. The director will engage with students to create a new generation of leaders who understand the importance of gender in philanthropy. The director serves as primary liaison to the WPI Council and exercises full authority over organizational resources, objectives, and programs.

35% Resource generation:  Direct and manage resource generation efforts of the WPI by identification, outreach, and cultivation of strategic partners in a collaborative effort with the Lilly Family School Development staff.  These will include executive education, and corporate

and foundation partnerships to disseminate the research broadly and to new audiences as well as convening nationally prominent thought leaders.  

15% Communications:  Direct and manage communications strategy to expand WPI’s audience with internal and external stakeholders, which include writing, strategizing convenings and

media outreach in partnership with the holder of the Eileen Lamb O’Gara Chair in Women’s Philanthropy.  Oversee creation of publications related to WPI research, marketing, and programs.

10%  Strategic Management:  Oversee WPI Council governance and work with Council to establish strong volunteer leadership pipeline; represent WPI at the School’s Directors’ meetings; manage the WPI team, budget, and financial strategies.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described within.


Minimum Education:  BS/BA in a related field from an accredited institution required. Combination of related education and experience will be considered.  

Minimum experience:  At least seven years of relevant leadership and management experience in nonprofit management, philanthropy or related field is required with a bachelor’s degree.   If the candidate possessed a Master’s degree, four years of experience as listed above is the requirement.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:  An understanding of the field of philanthropy and/or women’s philanthropy; demonstrated success in fundraising from individuals, businesses, and/or foundations; proven leadership and supervisory skills; demonstrated oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills and experience dealing with diverse stakeholders and audiences; demonstrated success in public speaking and business development; strategic thinker.  Must possess an entrepreneurial style and ability to multi-task.

The starting date is July 1, 2019.  The position is located in Indianapolis, IN.

Date Posted: November 5, 2018

Chief Philanthropy Officer           

National Park Foundation                                                          

Washington, D.C.

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

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

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

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

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

Required qualifications and experience:

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

- Bachelor's degree; advanced degree and/or record of continuing professional development preferred.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Managing Director

Founder and Practice Leader – Development & Philanthropy

Diversified Search

The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, NY 10174 | 212.542.2587

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Date Posted: November 5, 2018

Senior Director of Development, College of Arts and Sciences

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

Position Overview
The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to be searching for a new Senior Director of Development. The individual selected for this position will be embedded primarily in the Arts and Humanities with the opportunity to play a key role in college priorities and cross functional objectives. With the most departments of the three college branches, Arts and Humanities is a diverse, fast paced and dynamic academic area. The role is responsible for discovering, maintaining and expanding relationships with major donors ($100,000 and above) and will have the opportunity to enhance your career as the College seeks to grow to an $80M annual fundraising operation. 

The position reports to a managing Senior Director of Development and will additionally have opportunities to partner with professionals in principal gifts, foundation and corporate relations, alumni relations and events, stewardship, volunteer engagement, communications, and research to ensure their success as a part of a multi-faceted, nimble and well-resourced advancement team. The ability to actively prospect and solicit to build a strong major gift portfolio in an assigned geographical territory while maintaining campus partnerships will be essential. 

Among the College’s fundraising priorities that all development team members have the opportunity to participate in and raise support for are faculty excellence, a vibrant Arts District emerging near 15th Avenue and High Street, a core chemistry facility, graduate student support, undergraduate scholarships providing increased access for academically-qualified students - especially from our Ohio communities - and experiential learning opportunities for research, internships, and travel abroad. Helping donors to find where their philanthropy aligns with the university’s and the unit’s priorities provides for a stimulating, creative, and rewarding work environment.

Individuals passionate about the power of a liberal arts and sciences education environment and able to articulate the challenges and opportunities that it faces in the world that we live in today are encouraged to apply.

More about the College of Arts and Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences provides a dynamic environment and opportunities to partner with vibrant faculty to prospect, cultivate, secure and steward major donors. The College is the academic heart of the university with 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, 20,000 students and over 200,000 of the university’s 550,000 living alumni. 

Our environment is complex. It demands the ability to think strategically, creatively and collaboratively; to thrive in a world focused on continuous improvement; and to prioritize your work in order to accomplish your metric fundraising goals. In return, you will be inspired daily by innovation and be supported by and contribute to a strong and extensive network of talented Advancement professionals in University Development.

Why Join Ohio State Advancement Now?
With the recent completion of a record-setting But for Ohio State campaign raising over $3 billion, with $220 million raised by the College, this experienced development officer will be on the ground floor of planning the next campaign and in celebrating the university’s 150th birthday. The time is optimal to join this goal-oriented team as an experienced and motivating leader who enjoys mentoring and leading development officers as well as interacting with deans and faculty to align goals and objectives in conjunction with a new strategic plan for the University, College and Advancement. 

Annual performance objectives include, but are not limited to:
• Minimum of 12 solicitations of $100,000 or above
• $6M+ raised
• Successful management of a portfolio of 50-75 major gift prospects

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience
• At least six years of professional fundraising experience or professional transferable experience (i.e. managing relationships with required measurable output, making calls, conducting face-to-face appointments, creating and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client relationship or sales-related activities)

Desired Qualifications
• At least six years of professional fundraising experience raising the highest level of philanthropic gifts at an organization (preferably five or six figures and above)
• At least six years of professional fundraising experience in higher education 
• An advanced degree
• Experience working in other advancement departments such as donor relations and stewardship, donor communications and/or alumni relations
• Experience within a College of Arts and Sciences, specifically within the Arts and Humanities

You Need To Know

Aside from the unparalleled benefits of working for The Ohio State University and working in the diverse, smart, safe, fun and growing city of Columbus, Ohio, this opportunity will provide exceptional rewards that arise from working for a land grant institution where you will truly feel the impact of this role while procuring transformational gifts. Learn more here:

Closing Statement

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

How to Apply
To apply, please visit:
Please visit to find out more about University Advancement.
Questions may be directed to Steph Mizer, Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition and Management,

Date Posted: November 5, 2018

Executive Director of William & Mary Foundation Board

Operations & Principal Gift Strategy

(Executive Director)

William & Mary

William & Mary seeks an experienced and strategic colleague for the role of Executive Director of William & Mary Foundation Board Operations & Principal Gift Strategy (Executive Director) in the office of University Advancement. The Executive Director is primarily responsible for the management of the foundation board as well as advancement strategies for the office of the President and for the Vice President of University Advancement at William & Mary. 

This is an exciting and unique opportunity for someone with extensive fundraising experience in individual giving with a proven track record identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding principal gifts, as well as significant experience governing board development and significant experience with and understanding of the principles of laws applicable to board governance. If you have campaign experience, that would be icing on the cake! 

The Executive Director reports to and works closely with the Associate Vice President for Development/ Campaign Director, and supervises one direct report, the Assistant Director, Principal Gifts & Foundation Operations. As part of a collaborative team in university advancement, the Executive Director will also serve as the internal resident expert on foundation board management and operations for all of advancement, specifically with regard to board literature, trends, and program development. 

We at William & Mary are convinced that diversity in the workplace makes us more creative, more diligent, and more successful. We value diversity and invite applications from all individuals who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. 

Interested and qualified professionals can read the full description and apply here: