Date Posted: November 28, 2017

Assistant Director of Annual Giving

THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 

Philadelphia

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

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

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

School/Center Overview:

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

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

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

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

Duties:

Penn Law is one of the oldest and most distinguished law schools in the United States. We offer a distinctive cross-disciplinary legal education, drawing on the depth and breadth of the University of Pennsylvania, and a supportive intellectual community for scholars and students alike. To help support this community, the Assistant Director of Law Annual Giving plays a key role in developing and implementing fundraising and engagement opportunities for Penn Law alumni and students.

Reporting to the Director of Annual Giving, the Assistant Director of Law Annual Giving is responsible for personal solicitation visits of 150+ prospects per year with a minimum ask of $2,500.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage and implement the PennLaw@Work Program. PennLaw@Work is a peer to peer solicitation effort within Law Firms which has as its annual goal $1,000,000 with 70% participation and includes mailings and personal solicitation of firm members where appropriate. Develops an annual giving 'ask', 'strategy' and 'next actions' for all members of the PennLaw@Work Program. Writes appropriate letters and support materials.

Participate in planning and strategy for young alumni engagement efforts.

Plan, organize and implement six class reunion fundraising programs. This includes recruiting committees, developing solicitation strategies for all members of each class, personally soliciting members of the class and committee and working in conjunction with Donor and Alumni Relations staff to help the class plan the reunion event.

Oversee the Class Agent Program. This includes developing an annual giving 'ask,' 'strategy,' and 'next action' for Class Agents, as well as, managing the relationship between Class Agents and the Law Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Manage and implement the third year (3L) Graduating Class Gift Program. This includes working closely with the 3L class leadership, staffing events, and developing and implementing creative fundraising strategies for the 3L Class to reach their fundraising goals.

Serve as development office contact for student group fundraising initiatives

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

BA/BS required. 1-3 years of fundraising or related experience required. 2-4 years of experience preferred. Knowledge of fundraising principles. Demonstrated solicitation skills. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be a self-starter. Frequent domestic travel required. Valid driver's license required.

Quick Link: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30133.

Special Requirements:

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

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.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/q2w8mkg3h44h9t7t


Date Posted: November 28, 2017

Human Resources Manager (Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Penn State

Penn State's strength as an institution lies in our ability to unite a community of nearly 700,000 alumni and a workforce of talented, dedicated individuals whose backgrounds reflect the diversity of our nation. The Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR) will provide leadership and strategic direction to a wide range of initiatives that span the University's advancement efforts and reflect our belief in inclusion as an essential element of our public service mission. Reporting to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, and serving as a member of his senior leadership team and central operating group (COG), the DEI Director will oversee and manage both daily and long-term activities, including:

• Formalizing and serving as a leading voice on behalf of the division's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Developing and executing a comprehensive strategy to increase the diversity of the DDAR staff and the inclusiveness of the DDAR working environment

• Working with staff and volunteers to develop greater cultural competence and pursue more effective service to/solicitation of an increasingly diverse alumni and donor population

• Partnering with DDAR's talent management and human resources teams to recruit and retain individuals from diverse backgrounds for positions at all levels across the division

• Facilitating DDAR's partnership with the CASE development residency program and other opportunities to introduce candidates from a wide range of backgrounds to the field of advancement

• Advising the Vice President on division-wide issues, opportunities, and challenges, both one-on-one and through energetic participation on the senior leadership and COG teams

• Developing, pursuing, and achieving meaningful metrics to assess the success of the division's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

This position will be filled as an HR Manager level 2 or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. It requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus eight years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The successful candidate will also have:

• A proven record of leadership in, and demonstrated commitment to, working with diverse and under-represented groups

• Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, with a particular sensitivity to the needs, interests, and concerns of varied audiences

• An ability to represent DDAR's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Penn State community and within the field of higher education advancement

• A dedication to supporting Penn State's broader diversity and inclusion efforts by connecting with peers across the institution and participating in relevant University-wide initiatives

• An understanding of how to navigate complex institutions, manage change effectively, and build meaningful programs and processes that have lasting impact

• The capacity to work both independently and in partnership with other offices and units to pursue multiple goals and projects simultaneously

• Working knowledge of state and federal laws and current best practices associated with DEI, or an active willingness to pursue this knowledge

Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position's duties and a valid driver's license are required. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check, in addition to standard background checks, is also required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence

http://greaterpennstate.psu.edu

No institution offers a more powerful example of private support furthering the public good than Penn State, and the University is pursuing an effort that will allow us to fulfill our land-grant mission for a new era: A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. This strategic, five-year $1.6 billion fundraising initiative reflects our commitment to the three core imperatives of a truly great public university:

• Open Doors: Private support can not only bring talented students from every background to Penn State - it can help them to graduate on time and on track to successful careers and lives.

• Create Transformative Experiences: Philanthropy will provide the opportunities - in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in the larger world - that let students and faculty discover their full potential and make a difference.

• Impact the World: With the visionary gifts of alumni and friends, we can tackle the world's most pressing problems - and solve them.

The ambition of the campaign is great, but no greater than the spirit and generosity of our supporters. A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence is an opportunity for our alumni and friends to contribute to the University's future and to the future we all share.

Building a Career and a Life at Penn State

http://psu.edu

With one of the most respected development and alumni relations operations in the country, Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. Learn more athttp://giveto.psu.edu.

Penn State is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Time Higher Education University Rankings, the Center for World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Read about Penn State's success at http://psu.edu/this-is-penn-state.

This position is based at the University Park campus, located in State College, Pennsylvania. State College is ranked among the lowest-stress and safest small cities in the country, with excellent public schools, beautiful parks and other natural assets, and a broad range of cultural and athletic events and venues. To discover why residents love our region, visit http://statecollegepa.us and http://statecollege.com.

As Penn State employees, development professionals receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement contributions and plans; substantial tuition discounts for themselves, their spouses, and their unmarried children; and access to life and long-term care insurance. More information about working at Penn State can be found at psu.jobs.

If you have questions about your future with Penn State's Office of University Development, please contact Drew Kovacs, associate director of talent acquisition, at drewkovacs@psu.edu

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1125727

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Date Posted: November 22, 2017

University of Washington

University Advancement, School of LAW

University Advancement, School of Law, has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director for Advancement.

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

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

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

University Advancement creates engagement opportunities that foster pride, advocacy and private support for the University of Washington. The School of Law aspires to be the best public law school in the nation and one of the world’s most respected centers for interdisciplinary legal studies. The Associate Director for Advancement (Associate Director) will focus efforts to help develop and execute strategies to raise funds for new endowments and current use funding in support of the School of Law’s academic programs, faculty and students.  In particular, developing, implementing, and revising strategies and initiatives to support an intra-campaign period. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

Strategy Development 

Provide strategic leadership to the dean, faculty and administrators in designing and implementing strategies, advancement programs and efforts needed to sustain major gift and alumni support. Coordinate the participation of administrators, academic leaders, volunteers, and development staff in the School of Law’s fundraising activities. 
Develop and implement strategies in working with and cultivating advancement opportunities with diverse communities and individuals that have not otherwise been approached. 
Provide strategic leadership for campaigns and drive the plan for ensuring these goals are met. 

Frontline Fundraising 

Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects capable of giving $25K or more, with an emphasis on Top 25 prospects who will be solicited within 12-18 months. Develop and implement cultivation/solicitation strategies for each assigned major gift prospect. 
Develop and implement a solicitation strategy for each assigned major gift prospect which will include 250 contacts annually (120 of these contacts will be in person).  Participate cooperatively in the University’s prospect management and tracking system. 
Manage the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewarding of major gift prospects and alumni for the School of Law. 
Prepare, review and edit written proposals, information materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations and other materials needed to secure gifts. 
In consultation with the Assistant Dean for Advancement, establish personal goals, objectives, and strategies for the School of Law. 

Program Development and Management 

Actively participate in collaboration with School of Law faculty, staff and students in carrying out school-wide cultivation, stewardship and/or alumni events; with particular focus on special events and initiatives that foster giving relationships with major gift donors and prospects
Participate in the development of (i) policies and procedures relating to the development program, (ii) marketing materials for the major gift effort, and (iii) major gift cultivation and stewardship activities and events. 
In consultation with the Assistant Dean for Advancement create an annual personalized work plan for accomplishing specific priority goals and objectives in coordination with overall unit Advancement goals as outlines in annual plans. Provide regular reports noting progress and challenges. 

Relationship Management 

Serve as a liaison to and work cooperatively with staff in Central Advancement in preparing cultivation and solicitation strategies for assigned prospects, particularly working in conjunction with Principal Giving, Regional Advancement, Corporate & Foundation Relations and Planned Giving Officers on prospect assignment, tracking, cultivation, and solicitation. 

Other duties as assigned

Key Competencies 

Core 

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

Fundraiser 

Donor Focused:  Establishes, cultivates and stewards strong relationships with donors and friends to build and maintain lifelong partnerships and trust with UW. 
Results Oriented:  Acts decisively to achieve results. 
Planning & Implementing:  Develops fundraising strategies and plans that integrate into the organization’s mission, priorities and goals. 
Conflict Resolution:  Works to resolve conflicts and differences through dialog and open communication in a timely manner; sees every difference as an opportunity for growth and change. 

Requirements 

A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of fundraising, with experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts.  Equivalent development/advancement experience outside of higher education may substitute for educational institution experience. 
Exceptional ability to organize staff and motivate faculty as well as external advocates and volunteers.  High energy level, enthusiasm, initiative, and flexibility required. 
Demonstrated strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for correspondence, special reports, spreadsheets, databases, forms, etc. 

Desired Qualifications 

Master’s degree / JD preferred. 
Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles. 
Knowledge of UW Advancement policies and procedures, including use of the development database software ADVANCE. 

Conditions of Employment 

Ability to work evening and weekend hours, as necessary, on short or limited notice. 
Must have regular and reliable transportation for local travel and willing to travel when necessary. 
Frequent local travel expected.

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

Application Process:


To apply, visit http://bit.ly/2jLcXS5


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 Work 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.


Date Posted: November 22, 2017

Major Gifts Officer 4 (Director of Major Gifts, College of Agricultural Sciences)

Penn State

University Park, PA

As Penn State begins a new strategic campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Director of Major Gifts to engage alumni and friends as partners the College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension, one of the world's foremost contributors to research and education in agriculturally-related sustainability, health, social sciences and environmental protection. Reporting directly to the College of Agricultural Sciences Senior Director of Development and working closely with the college's dean and academic leadership, as well as other partners and central development offices, this major gifts officer will:

• Identify and cultivate a prospect pool of graduates and other key constituencies

• Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts

• Travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, completing fifteen visits per month

• Supervise, train, and/or mentor other fundraisers and support staff, as assigned

• Articulate Penn State's needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals

This position requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus five years of work-related experience. The successful candidate will also have:

• A track record of success in securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals

• Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills

• A proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team

• A passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions

• An appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities

Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position's duties and a valid driver's license are required. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check, in addition to standard background checks, is also required.

College of Agricultural Sciences (http://agsci.psu.edu)

Philanthropy will have a special impact in the College of Agricultural Sciences, whose approximately 3,000 undergraduates and 600 graduate students include future leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in fields ranging from food science and forestry to energy production and environmental policy. Penn State's oldest college was created under the Morrill Land Grant Act, and nearly 30 percent of the college's students are still among the first in their family to attend college. Donors have created one of the largest scholarship programs at Penn State, providing more than $2.5 million in support to students every year. Beyond its commitment to excellence in education, the college is also home to approximately $100 million in research annually, led by faculty who are international leaders in their fields. Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences remains true to its land-grant mission with an Extension presence in all 67 counties in Pennsylvania that includes all of the Commonwealth's 4-H and Master Gardener programs.

To support this success, more than $90 million was raised by the College of Agricultural Sciences in the University's previous major fundraising effort, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. In Penn State's current campaign, the College of Agricultural Sciences will secure support for an even more ambitious vision: aspiring to be a regional, national, and international leader in understanding the natural and human systems underlying agricultural sciences, translating that understanding to enhance quality of life, and educating the leaders of today and the future.

A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence (http://giveto.psu.edu)

No institution offers a more powerful example of private support furthering the public good than Penn State, and the University is beginning a new effort that will allow us to fulfill our land-grant mission for a new era: A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. This strategic, five-year fundraising initiative reflects our commitment to the three core imperatives of a truly great public university:

• Open Doors: Private support can not only bring talented students from every background to Penn State - it can help them to graduate on time and on track to successful careers and lives.

• Create Transformative Experiences: Philanthropy will provide the opportunities- in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in the larger world- that let students and faculty discover their full potential and make a difference.

• Impact the World: With the visionary gifts of alumni and friends, we can tackle the world's most pressing problems - and solve them.

The ambition of the campaign is great, but no greater than the spirit and generosity of our supporters. A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence is an opportunity for our alumni and friends to contribute to the University's future and to the future we all share.

Building a Career and a Life at Penn State (http://psu.edu)

With one of the most respected development and alumni relations operations in the country, Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. Learn more athttp://giveto.psu.edu.

Penn State is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Time Higher Education University Rankings, the Center for World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Read about Penn State's success at http://psu.edu/this-is-penn-state.

This position is based at the University Park campus, located in State College, Pennsylvania. State College is ranked among the lowest-stress and safest small cities in the country, with excellent public schools, beautiful parks and other natural assets, and a broad range of cultural and athletic events and venues. To discover why residents love our region, visit http://statecollegepa.us and http://statecollege.com.

As Penn State employees, development professionals receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement contributions and plans; substantial tuition discounts for themselves, their spouses and domestic partners, and their unmarried children; and access to life and long-term care insurance. More information about working at Penn State can be found at psu.jobs.

If you have questions about your future with Penn State's Office of University Development, please contact Drew Kovacs, associate director of talent acquisition, at drewkovacs@psu.edu

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1122604

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Date Posted: November 22, 2017

Assistant/Associate Director of Development

Penn State

University Park, PA

As Penn State begins a new strategic fundraising campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of assistant or associate director of development to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, a member of the Big Ten Conference and one of the most comprehensive and successful athletic programs in the country. Reporting directly to the Assistant Athletic Director of Major Gifts and working closely with the program's leadership as well as other partners and central development offices, this major gifts officer will:

• Identify and cultivate a prospect pool of fans, former student-athletes, and other key constituencies

• Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts

• Travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, completing fifteen to eighteen visits per month

• Articulate Penn State's needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals

This job will be filled as a level 2 or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. It typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. The successful candidate will also have:

• A track record of success in securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals

• Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills

• A proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team

• A passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions

• An appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities

Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position's duties and a valid driver's license are required. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check, in addition to standard background checks, is also required.

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics

http://gopsusports.com

Philanthropy will have a special impact for Intercollegiate Athletics, which receives no funding from the University budget and must cover the entire cost of fielding thirty-one varsity sports teams through revenue and philanthropy. More than 21,000 supporters each year join the Nittany Lion Club, one of the largest organizations of its kind in the country, through their annual gifts, and hundreds of donors have created endowments for scholarships, coaching positions, and program support. The generosity of fans has also built and enhanced some of the finest collegiate sports facilities in the nation, including the University's famed Beaver Stadium and the state-of-the-art Pegula Ice Arena. This support has enabled Penn State to win more national championships over the last decade than any other school in the country, and it helps more than 800 student-athletes each year to succeed on and off the field. In 2016, Penn State finished in the top ten of the Learfield Directors' Cup standings for the ninth year in row, becoming one of only two institutions nationwide to achieve such consistent and long-term strength across its athletics programs.

To support this success, more than $355 million was raised by Intercollegiate Athletics in the University's previous major fundraising effort, For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students. In Penn State's current campaign, Athletics will secure support for an even more ambitious vision, outlined in its strategic and facility master plans (http://bit.ly/2vMov99), to provide Penn State students and fans with the very best experience in intercollegiate sports.

A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence

No institution offers a more powerful example of private support furthering the public good than Penn State, and the University is beginning a new effort that will allow us to fulfill our land-grant mission for a new era: A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. This strategic, five-year fundraising initiative reflects our commitment to the three core imperatives of a truly great public university:

• Open Doors: Private support can not only bring talented students from every background to Penn State - it can help them to graduate on time and on track to successful careers and lives.

• Create Transformative Experiences: Philanthropy will provide the opportunities - in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in the larger world - that let students and faculty discover their full potential and make a difference.

• Impact the World: With the visionary gifts of alumni and friends, we can tackle the world's most pressing problems - and solve them.

The ambition of the campaign is great, but no greater than the spirit and generosity of our supporters. A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence is an opportunity for our alumni and friends to contribute to the University's future and to the future we all share.

Building a Career and a Life at Penn State

http://psu.edu

Since it was established in 1855 on land donated by a central Pennsylvania business leader, the institution now known as Penn State has been a pioneer in higher education, and philanthropy has been both its inspiration and its strength. Today, Penn State is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Time Higher Education University Rankings, the Center for World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. You can learn more about Penn State's success at: http://psu.edu/this-is-penn-state

This position is based at the University Park campus, located in State College, Pennsylvania. State College is ranked among the lowest-stress and safest small cities in the country, and along with the surrounding communities of Centre County, it offers excellent public schools, beautiful parks and other natural assets, and a broad range of cultural and athletic events and venues, including the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts and a minor league baseball stadium shared with the University. To discover why residents love our region, please visit:

http://statecollegepa.us

http://statecollege.com

As Penn State employees, development professionals receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement contributions and plans; substantial tuition discounts for themselves, their spouses and domestic partners, and their unmarried children; and access to life and long-term care insurance. Above all, Penn State provides a supportive and inclusive environment in which every employee is encouraged to fulfill his or her potential for achievement. To find details about working at Penn State, please visit:

http://psu.jobs

To Apply

If you have questions about your future with Penn State's Office of University Development, please contact Drew Kovacs, associate director of talent acquisition, at drewkovacs@psu.edu

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1122633

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Date Posted: November 22, 2017

Major Gifts Officer (Assistant/Associate Director of Development)

Penn State Dickinson Law

Carlisle, PA

As Penn State begins a new strategic fundraising campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Assistant or Associate Director of Development to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting Dickinson Law. Dickinson Law is one of the nation's oldest law schools and a modern leader in legal education that produces profession-ready lawyers with a commitment to service and the skills to excel in an increasingly global market. Reporting directly to the Dickinson Law Director of Development and Alumni Affairs and working closely with other development staff and academic leadership, this major gifts officer will:

• Manage a personal portfolio of donors and prospects, successfully securing annual and major gifts

• Travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, completing fifteen or eighteen visits per month

• Plan, execute, and evaluate solicitation strategies that match Dickinson Law's strengths and priorities with donor interests

• Analyze and interpret research data on graduates and other key constituencies and assist development staff and others in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospective donors

• Articulate Dickinson Law's needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals

• Assist in the strategic expansion and administration of Dickinson Law's fundraising program

This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Candidates with a J.D. and/or those with a track record of success in securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals will be given special attention. The successful candidate will also have:

• Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills

• A proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team

• Personal qualities of tact, flexibility, and confidence, as well as strong instincts for etiquette and protocol

• A passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions

• An appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities

Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position's duties and a valid driver's license are required. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check, in addition to standard background checks, is also required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

Penn State's Dickinson Law (http://dickinsonlaw.psu.edu)

Philanthropy will have a special impact for Penn State's Dickinson Law, which draws strength from both its tradition of excellence in legal education stretching back to 1834 and its current status as a Penn State law school with access to the resources and opportunities of a world-class research university. Its alumni include some of the nation's finest attorneys, judges, government and corporate leaders, and legal scholars, and its core mission is to prepare students for 21st century profession-readiness in the most marketable, cutting-edge, and relevant areas of the law. At the same time, Dickinson Law cultivates its students' awareness of the impact that they can have in the communities where they pursue their educations and ultimately build their careers. These goals are achieved both through rigorous classroom by top scholars and practitioners and through hands-on experience in legal clinics that serve the region.

Past philanthropy has been essential to Dickinson Law's success, including the renovation of the school's historic facilities in Carlisle, the development of new approaches to legal education, and the creation of scholarships for students from a wide range of backgrounds. In Penn State's current campaign, Dickinson Law will secure support for an even more ambitious vision: pioneering progress in every aspect of legal education and creating access and programs for the students who will go on to be the legal leaders of the future.

A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence

No institution offers a more powerful example of private support furthering the public good than Penn State, and the University is beginning a new effort that will allow us to fulfill our land-grant mission for a new era: A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. This strategic, five-year fundraising initiative reflects our commitment to the three core imperatives of a truly great public university:

• Open Doors: Private support can not only bring talented students from every background to Penn State - it can help them to graduate on time and on track to successful careers and lives.

• Create Transformative Experiences: Philanthropy will provide the opportunities - in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in the larger world - that let students and faculty discover their full potential and make a difference.

• Impact the World: With the visionary gifts of alumni and friends, we can tackle the world's most pressing problems - and solve them.

The ambition of the campaign is great, but no greater than the spirit and generosity of our supporters. A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence is an opportunity for our alumni and friends to contribute to the University's future and to the future we all share.

Building a Career and a Life at Penn State (http://psu.edu)

With one of the most respected development and alumni relations operations in the country, Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. Learn more athttp://giveto.psu.edu.

Penn State is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Time Higher Education University Rankings, the Center for World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Read about Penn State's success at http://psu.edu/this-is-penn-state.

This position is based at the Dickinson Law campus in Carlisle, just a half hour from the Pennsylvania capitol in Harrisburg and a short drive from Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York. Forbes magazine recently ranked Harrisburg-Carlisle as one of America's most livable cities, and the region offers easy access to both natural beauty, including the Appalachian Trail, and cultural resources such as museums, theaters, and restaurants. Dickinson Law is in close proximity of Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, and Penn State Harrisburg, with which the law school collaborates on professional- and graduate-level programming. Carlisle is also less than two hours from Penn State's University Park campus and the excitement of its programs in intercollegiate athletics and the arts. Carlisle itself offers the charm of a history going back to the 18th century as well as excellent public and private schools, farmers markets, and more. To discover why residents love the region, please visit http://dickinsonlaw.psu.edu/experience/regionand http://visitcumberlandvalley.com/about-the-valley/towns/carlisle/.

As Penn State employees, development professionals receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement contributions and plans; substantial tuition discounts for themselves, their spouses and domestic partners, and their unmarried children; and access to life and long-term care insurance. More information about working at Penn State can be found at http://psu.jobs.

If you have questions about your future with Penn State's Office of University Development, please contact Drew Kovacs, associate director of talent acquisition, at drewkovacs@psu.edu

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1122225

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Date Posted: November 22, 2017

Major Gifts Officer (Assistant/Associate Director of Major Gifts)

Penn State Harrisburg

Middletown, PA

As Penn State begins a new strategic campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence, a top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of assistant or associate director of development to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting Penn State Harrisburg. The college is recognized as the largest Commonwealth College and continues to grow while providing vibrant academic and extracurricular activities for more than 5100 students from 30 states and 45 countries. In addition its nationally accredited programs are enhanced by the work of more than 10 research centers and institutes and the exceptional partnerships with local industry and organizations. Reporting to the Penn State Harrisburg Director of Development and working closely with the college's academic leadership, as well as other partners and central development offices, this major gifts officer will:

• Identify and cultivate a prospect pool of graduates and other key constituencies

• Plan and execute solicitation strategies leading to major gifts

• Travel extensively throughout the region and across the country to pursue these strategies and build enduring relationships, completing fifteen to eighteen visits per month

• Articulate Penn State's needs, values, and ambitions through excellent informal and formal communications, including written proposals

This job will be filled as a level 2 or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. It typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. The successful candidate will also have:

• A track record of success in securing major gifts and meeting fundraising goals

• Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills

• A proven ability to self-motivate and work both independently and as part of a team

• A passion for higher education and an understanding of complex institutions

• An appreciation for and understanding of diverse audiences and communities

Operation of a motor vehicle as part of the position's duties and a valid driver's license are required. Successful completion of a motor vehicle records check, in addition to standard background checks, is also required.

A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence (http://giveto.psu.edu)

No institution offers a more powerful example of private support furthering the public good than Penn State, and the University is beginning a new effort that will allow us to fulfill our land-grant mission for a new era: A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence. This strategic, five-year fundraising initiative reflects our commitment to the three core imperatives of a truly great public university:

• Open Doors: Private support can not only bring talented students from every background to Penn State - it can help them to graduate on time and on track to successful careers and lives.

• Create Transformative Experiences: Philanthropy will provide the opportunities- in our classrooms, on our campuses, and in the larger world- that let students and faculty discover their full potential and make a difference.

• Impact the World: With the visionary gifts of alumni and friends, we can tackle the world's most pressing problems - and solve them.

The ambition of the campaign is great, but no greater than the spirit and generosity of our supporters. A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence is an opportunity for our alumni and friends to contribute to the University's future and to the future we all share.

Building a Career and a Life at Penn State (http://psu.edu)

With one of the most respected development and alumni relations operations in the country, Penn State is one of only a dozen public institutions nationwide to complete a $2 billion fundraising campaign, and our alumni association is the largest dues-paying organization of its kind in the world. Learn more athttp://giveto.psu.edu.

Penn State is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the Time Higher Education University Rankings, the Center for World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities. Read about Penn State's success at http://psu.edu/this-is-penn-state.

This position is based at the Penn State Harrisburg campus, located in Middletown, just ten minutes from Harrisburg, the capital city. Just a few hours drive from major metropolitan areas, such as New York, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore: http://harrisburg.psu.edu

As Penn State employees, development professionals receive excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage; retirement contributions and plans; substantial tuition discounts for themselves, their spouses and domestic partners, and their unmarried children; and access to life and long-term care insurance. More information about working at Penn State can be found at http://psu.jobs.

If you have questions about your future with Penn State's Office of University Development, please contact Drew Kovacs, associate director of talent acquisition, at drewkovacs@psu.edu

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1121568

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Date Posted: November 21, 2017

Development Officer & Assistant/Associate Development Officer

Winthrop University

The Division of University Advancement at Winthrop University, a highly ranked public, comprehensive university, seeks a Development Officer and Assistant/Associate Development Officer.

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  Winthrop is well known for its inclusive and supportive campus environment and has a diverse student population that is nearly 38% minority. The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and success. Numerous national accolades reflect the sustained high quality and value of the Winthrop Experience, including the most recent U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of Winthrop as one of the top-10 public comprehensive universities in the South. Winthrop is an active member of the Rock Hill community and is recognized as a key component of the region’s economic resurgence. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community. Winthrop’s beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.

Development Officer (No. 201830)

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Development Officer manages all aspects of the gift cycle for a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects who have the ability to make a gift or pledge of $25,000 or more. Must offer demonstrated success with cold calling techniques and the ability to secure personal appointments with alumni and prospective donors.

Assistant/Associate Development Officer (No. 201829)

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Development Officer manages all aspects of the gift cycle for a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects who have the ability to make a gift or pledge of $25,000 or more. Primary focus will be seeking leadership annual gift commitments and pledges.

Application deadline: Dec. 8, 2017

For detailed information on the positions, please go to https://www.winthrop.edu/hr/staff/ ; to apply, go to the NeoGov website at www.jobs.sc.gov.  


Date Posted: November 21, 2017

Chief Development Officer

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (“Lawyers’ Committee”) invites applications for the position of Chief Development Officer (CDO). The Lawyers’ Committee is seeking an ambitious, dynamic, and experienced fundraiser to serve as our Chief Development Officer. This position presents an opportunity for a skilled fundraising professional to shape and direct a major gifts program at a national non-profit racial justice organization – an organization that is playing a critical role in combating unprecedented attacks on the civil rights of Americans.

The Lawyers’ Committee is a nonpartisan, non-profit civil rights legal organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to provide legal services to address racial discrimination and racial injustice.  The Lawyers’ Committee enjoys a reputation as one of the nation’s preeminent civil rights legal organizations and, as such, is uniquely situated to use litigation strategies and the courts to confront current threats to civil rights.  The Lawyers’ Committee has and continues to play a central role across the country in the nationwide struggle for racial justice, and is at the forefront of the fight against efforts to undermine Americans’ civil rights.

This is an incredibly momentous time to join the Lawyers’ Committee team. While we are experiencing grave threats to civil rights in nearly every aspect of the organization’s work, we are also undergoing a period of growth and expansion.  In the past year and a half, the Lawyers’ Committee has launched new projects in the areas of economic justice, criminal justice and hate crimes. These new projects reflect the organization’s strength, responsiveness and ability to evolve to deal with modern day threats to civil rights.

A successful candidate for the Chief Development Officer position will be prepared to act quickly, think creatively, and work nimbly to maximize development opportunities within the current environment and to leverage the Lawyers’ Committee’s track record of success, current impact litigation and expanded agenda to support the organization’s continued growth.

Working closely with the Executive Director, the Chief Development Officer is responsible for designing and managing the Lawyers’ Committee’s fundraising program. The Chief Development Officer will supervise a talented development team and will work to significantly broaden our major donor base and bring new prospects into the organization. The Chief Development Officer will collaborate with the Executive Director to build and manage a portfolio of major donors and prospects and work with the Board of Directors and staff to nurture a culture of philanthropy. The Chief Development Officer will also oversee outreach to Foundations and work to cultivate new relationships with a broad range of traditional, family and corporate-based foundations.  In addition, the Chief Development Officer will work to generate successful online fundraising appeals, and help to cultivate and grow the organization’s list of prospective supporters. The Chief Development Officer will also play a key role in working with the organization’s Communications team to implement the organization’s strategic communications agenda for members, donors and prospective donors.

This is a unique opportunity for the candidate who is eager to lead and drive a growing development program and elevate it to the next level—all within an exciting and collaborative work environment that values racial justice, diversity and inclusion. The position is full-time, based in Washington, D.C. and may require periodic travel.

To learn more about the Lawyers’ Committee, please visit www.lawyerscommittee.org

Roles and Responsibilities

The Chief Development Officer will manage all aspects of the Lawyers’ Committee’s fundraising program. Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and managing a comprehensive, strategic, donor-centered fundraising program that includes specific fundraising goals and targets for major gifts, annual support, grants, and planned giving.
  • Managing relationships with individuals, including a significant personal portfolio of Board members, major gift donors and prospects.
  • Cultivating relationships with foundations, including traditional, family-based and corporate foundations focused on civil rights, racial justice and social justice.
  • Overseeing planning and execution of special events including the organization’s annual gala in New York City.
  • Managing Development department staff on grant preparation, proposal submission, and grant reporting.
  • Supervising effective systems for accurate, secure and confidential data and donor records, including donor recognition.
  • Preparing monthly development plans and reports of all fundraising activities for the Executive Director and Board members
  • Collaborating with the Communications team to develop and implement a communications plan, including development of messages, preparation of high-quality collateral materials and online appeals.

Experience and Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must have:

  • At least 5 years of experience in a complex, non-profit development program including significant experience in major donor fundraising, planned giving, event management, and grant writing, or equivalent experience with clearly transferrable skills. Knowledge of the social justice philanthropic community is a plus.
  • A. (required), M.A. (a plus).
  • A deep, passionate commitment to racial justice and to the Lawyers’ Committee mission
  • A confident and professional work style and the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively, exhibiting patience, good will, good judgment and a commitment to excellence and accuracy.
  • A faculty for handling stressful situations with grace and maturity and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Superb leadership, management, interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, comfortably, and respectfully with donors, staff, and community leaders, including the ability to synthesize and present complex themes and activities in a digestible and compelling way.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to juggle and prioritize many concurrent tasks, manage a high-volume workload, pay extremely close attention to detail, adapt quickly to changing circumstances, and meet moving deadlines.
  • Experience and comfort with donor database management and systems for tracking donor history, interests, and activity. Proficiency with online campaigns and appeals, Microsoft Office applications, database management, and various web platforms.
  • A personal approach that values individuals and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance, and the ability to work with diverse individuals within the organization and the broader community.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and financial management principles.
  • Ability to effectively supervise staff and collaborate closely with Board members.
  • Ability to work occasional irregular hours.

Application Procedure

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Podio. No calls will be accepted. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Salary and benefits are competitive for a non-profit legal organization.

The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other status protected under law.

We strongly encourage candidates of color and candidates from underrepresented communities to apply.

Accessibility Assistance: Although calls will not be accepted regarding questions about the position, if you are an individual with a disability and need assistance completing the online application, please call 202-662-8600 and ask for an applicant accommodation or send an email with the subject line “Applicant Accommodation” tokcoates@lawyerscommittee.or


Date Posted: November 17, 2017

Northwestern University Opportunity (Job ID 32353):

Northwestern University seeks to employ a varied and diverse range of dynamic people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Currently, we have a career opportunity as an Assistant Director of Development (Major Gifts) Schools and Programs (Evanston Campus).

Alumni Relations and Development at Northwestern University is dedicated to advancing the mission of Northwestern University as a premier research and teaching institution. Guided by the University's strategic priorities, we nurture lifelong, mutually beneficial relationships with alumni, parents, friends, and organizations that result in volunteer engagement and philanthropic support. We seek to employ a diverse range of people who understand the importance of our mission and vision. When you consider a career at Northwestern University, you know that you are joining an institution with a deep history of academic, professional and personal excellence.

Job Summary:

As a member of a school/unit team, manages the unit's prospect pool and engages in significant internal project management, such as prospect identification, stewardship, events, fundraising budget and development of strategic reports. Will interface with program directors and may interact with faculty, coaches and staff.

This position is a member of the Schools and Programs team, primary responsibility will be to conduct discovery visits in order to qualify major gift prospects for the Bienen School of Music, Block Museum, Library, Medill, School of Communication, School of Education and Social Policy, and School of Professional Studies.

Specific Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning

  • Gathers data, assesses leads, and develops strategies designed to realize the potential of the unit's fundraising and donor engagement initiatives.

  • Assists with development of fundraising yearly plan.

  • Facilitates or makes annual solicitations and ensures effective stewardship.

Prospects & Gifts

  • Oversees the unit's major gifts prospect pool, supports all campaign initiatives and works closely with annual giving and stewardship efforts to ensure donor coordination.

  • Partners with the Donor Relations team to steward endowed and expendable funds supporting the unit.

  • Recommends changes to enhance innovation, objectives and goals of the unit's fundraising program.

  • Partners with other areas of development, specifically Major Gifts, Annual Fund, Gift Planning and Reunions teams.

  • Manages a portfolio of prospects, identifies and researches new prospects, and personally solicits gifts.

Programs/Events

  • Supports and coordinates events with an objective to recognize and cultivate unit prospects.

Administration

  • Gathers, records and retrieves information about prospects and donors utilizing the University's donor and alumni tracking database, Internet, meetings with development staff, faculty, etc.

  • Creates monthly gift reports for senior leadership to track demonstrate fundraising progress of unit.

  • Works in conjunction with the finance and administration team to coordinate unit budget accounts.

  • Manages the fundraising budget and coordinates all billing with the unit's budget office.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or appropriate combination of education and experience.

  • 2 or more years of relevant experience.

  • Development, marketing, sales or the equivalent experience is required.

Minimum Competencies:

  • Action oriented - Willing or likely to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation.

  • Adaptability - Works effectively in a changing environment; adjusts behavior to meet the needs of different people and situations.

  • Assertiveness - Takes forceful stands on issues without being excessively abrasive; expresses own opinions diplomatically.

  • Coachability - Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.

  • Collaboration - Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team.

  • Collegiality - Helpful, respectful, approachable; builds strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

  • Communication - Communicates strategically to achieve specific objectives using varied vehicles and opportunities.

  • Conflict management - Exhibits understanding of natural sources of conflict and acts to prevent or soften them.

  • Customer & personal service - Assesses customer needs; meets quality standards for services; evaluates customer satisfaction.

  • Dependability - Completes duties and responsibilities appropriately and on time.

  • Diversity - Creates an environment of understanding and acceptance; solicits input from a wide variety of people and functions; challenges organizational policies and practices that may be exclusionary.

  • Flexibility - Adapts quickly/effortlessly to changing environments.

  • Initiative - Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.

  • Organization - Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail.

  • Planning - Devises and implements clearly defined strategies to achieve business objectives.

  • Political savvy - Shows awareness of political factors and "hidden agendas;" builds informal network to "wire" information sources and influence.

  • Results driven - Sets clear, challenging objectives and regularly monitors progress.

  • Strategic thinking - Works on initiatives that have the greatest strategic impact for the organization; anticipates changes that may impact department or school.

  • Team player - Seeks to build collaboration by encouraging trust, mutual respect and shared purpose among various participants in an engagement.

As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Working at Northwestern University:

Beyond being a place to learn and grow professionally, Northwestern is an exciting and fulfilling place to work! Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: competitive compensation; excellent retirement plans; comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage; dependent care match; vacation, sick and holiday pay; professional development opportunities and tuition reimbursement.

Northwestern greatly values work/life balance amongst its employees. Take advantage of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities on campus. Employees also receive access to childcare solutions, retail discounts, and other work/life balance resources.

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions. In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.

For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will apply for current openings. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 32353.

32353 - Assistant Director of Development (Major Gifts) Schools and Programs

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As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Date Posted: November 17, 2017

Presbyterian Historical Society

(Department of the Office of the General Assembly

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.))

OPEN POSITION: Development Associate

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

CO-SUPERVISES: Development and Communications Assistant

LOCATION: Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, PA

TIMELINE: Immediate

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor Degree and minimum of 2 years nonprofit development experience.

DESCRIPTION:

Assist Director of Development in implementing PHS’s annual fundraising plan, with focus on growing financial support from prospects and low to mid-level donors/members through annual appeals, cultivation materials, and targeted special events. Serve as support for Director of Development by providing prospect research, preparation of materials required for donor cultivation and solicitation, and assisting with creating strategies for prospect and donor engagement. Responsible for database management, including reporting, analysis, data integrity and security.

Please send your cover letter & resume to phsjobs@history.pcusa.org   You may also request a copy of the complete position description.   The subject line on your email must read: Development Associate    

The position will be open until filled.

The Office of the General Assembly is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, class, religion, country of origin, political belief, (dis)ability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any factor protected by law. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Date Posted: November 14, 2017

Associate Director of Advancement

University Advancement

University of Washington

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

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

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, College of Built Environments, has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director of Advancement. 

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

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

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

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

Duties and Responsibilities 

Frontline Fundraising 

Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects, including individuals as well as corporations and foundations.  Provide strategic leadership to chairs, faculty and administrators in designing and implementing advancement programs needed to sustain major gift support. 

Manage a large portfolio of rated campaign research leads with the potential of raising major gifts. Solicit and close gifts at all levels, with a primary focus on gifts of $50,000+. 

Coordinate the participation of and provide relevant training for administrators, academic leaders, volunteers and development staff in major gift fundraising activities. 

Prepare written proposals, informational materials, endowment agreements, gift illustrations and other materials needed to secure major gifts. Participate cooperatively in the University’s prospect management and tracking system. 

In consultation with the Assistant Dean for Advancement in the College of Built Environments, annually establish personal goals, objectives and strategies for major gift fundraising, and regularly assess progress toward goals. 

Work cooperatively with staff, the University's central development office including Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, and Annual Giving in donor cultivation and solicitation. 

Proactively reach out to qualify College of Built Environments leads through cold calls and emails making 20 substantial contacts per week and an average of 2 visits per week. Solicit individual prospective donors when appropriate and qualify major gift prospects to proactively cultivate for additional future gifts. 

Serve as a qualification officer for new leads for major gift prospects (100,000+) and planned gifts from research, prospect tracking tools, donor base, and fundraising colleagues.  Work in partnership with Assistant Dean for Advancement and Assistant Director to build relationships to close major gifts. 

Work with the Assistant Dean for Advancement and Assistant Director to develop techniques to start cold relationships and move them through the donor continuum to a gift conversation. 

Professionally and clearly articulate the College of Built Environments’ vision and funding priorities verbally and in writing to prospects and donors. 

Responsible for prospect/donor call coordination and briefing materials associated with activities for potential major donors. 

Other duties as assigned. 

Key Competencies 

Core 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fundraiser 

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

Results Oriented: Acts decisively to achieve results. 

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

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

Requirements 
A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of frontline fundraising experience with experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts.  Equivalent development/advancement experience outside of higher education may substitute for educational institution experience. 

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

Desired Qualifications 

Knowledge of the University of Washington and its schools and colleges, most specifically the College of Built Environments. 

Knowledge of alumni relations/development/advancement principles. 

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

Conditions of Employment 

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

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

Frequent local travel expected. 

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

Application Process: 

To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/2yfzgBG
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 Work 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.


Date Posted: November 14, 2017 

Director of Development, Neuroscience, UCLA Health Sciences

As home to leading medical facilities and world-renowned physicians, UCLA is one of the premier providers of exceptional healthcare to the Los Angeles area and the nation.  Within UCLA Health Sciences, Neuroscience is one of six major research themes.   The profound scope of research covered by the Neuroscience theme encompasses a remarkable depth and breadth of illnesses and diseases.  Recent developments in brain science have created an outstanding climate for unlocking the complex and extraordinary mysteries of the human brain. Philanthropy provides UCLA scientists and scholars with the tools they need to develop a greater understanding of brain diseases and disorders and actively pursue solutions and cures.

If you’re driven by ambitious objectives and raising the funds that will improve countless lives, UCLA Health Sciences is currently seeking a Director of Development, Neuroscience. As part of a dynamic team of professionals devoted to raising funds to advance the University's purpose, the Director of Development, Neuroscience, will implement and manage a robust fundraising program to attract private support for the Department of Neurology and areas under the broader neuroscience theme. Under the direction of the Senior Executive Director of Development, Neuroscience, the Director will coordinate strategies for fundraising, stewardship, cultivation and communications as well as personally cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects.

Ideal candidates will have a minimum of three years of progressively responsible development experience with a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of grateful patient and major giving fundraising, preferably in higher education, or equivalent experience in marketing, sales or a related field.  Additional qualifications for this role include a proven track record in development program planning and management with a strong understanding of major gift fundraising as well as skill in developing and implementing successful strategies for identification, cultivation and solicitation of individuals, corporations and foundations.  Exceptional interpersonal skills coupled with excellent oral and written communication skills are also key criteria sought in candidates for this position.

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

For a more detailed description of this position (#26547) and to submit an application, please click here or visit www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu.

Salary:  $81,000 to $100,000 annually + benefits

Application Link:  
http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1584


Date Posted: November 14, 2017

PEOPLE's EMERGENCY CENTER

Vice President, Resource Development

Department: Development

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: President

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary:

The Vice President, Resource Development will be an innovative, strategic, and collaborative leader responsible for the success of all fundraising programs for this vibrant nonprofit organization.

The successful candidate will be responsible for an integrated and strategic organization-advancement program to expand awareness, enhance public engagement, and increase financial support for People’s Emergency Center (PEC).  In this leadership position, the VP, Resource Development, manages a team of three employees, and is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive action plan which will result in increased funding, a strong public profile, vibrant partnerships, and increased involvement by donors, sponsors, and stakeholders in the work of PEC.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Organizational Advancement Leadership:

  • Design, lead, and direct PEC’s multi-level development strategies to meet revenue generation goals, advance PEC’s strategic priorities, and ensure the effective stewardship, engagement, and service of all supporters of PEC.

  • Lead the development team in pursuit of: major, principal, and planned gifts; impact investing; direct response appeals; event planning; prospect development; donor relations and stewardship; reporting; database operations; and grant management activities.

  • Partner with the President on targeted efforts that maximize the organization’s development performance.  Organize the engagement of President and the Senior Team in the targeted identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship efforts.

  • Collaborate with the Board Development Committee to establish and execute short and long-term fundraising, engagement, and marketing/communications plans focused on increasing private sector support and investments from individuals, corporations, foundations, and select government sources.

  • Create annual forecasts for development by program and constituency as part of the annual strategic planning and budgeting process.

  • Ensure PEC leaders, colleagues, Board of Directors, and other key volunteers have the requisite training, skill development, and staff support from the Development Department to enhance their involvement with fundraising, engagement, and communications programs.

  • Actively participate in Board meetings to represent the goals, strategies, and outcomes of the Development team.  Serve as the primary staff liaison for the Board Development Committee and coordinate efforts supporting the enlistment and engagement of all Board members as donors and partners in resource development.

  • Ensure full utilization of database in alignment with established prospect tracking and management.    Ensure data integrity and privacy of donor information.

  • Establish performance metrics and monitor results to evaluate effectiveness of the organization’s strategy & development plan.

  • Attract, retain, lead, and mentor an effective Resource Development Team and ensure high levels of professionalism, results, acknowledgement, and accountability.

Resource Development & Donor Engagement

  • Provide vision, leadership, and strategies for sustainable growth in PEC’s development programs and increase the base of individual major, principal, and planned gift donors, as well as impact investors to expand and diversify the base of private sector support.

  • Lead the planning and execution of an expanded cultivation effort.  This includes prospect and donor-related activities such as tours, briefings, hosted cultivation events, and other opportunities.

  • Develop a strategy for using a signature event as a way of raising funds and building relationships, including through direct response and social/digital media engagement and solicitations.

  • Design and execute, in collaboration with the President and Board Development Committee, individualized giving and engagement strategies for all members of the board of directors based on a thorough knowledge of their networks, circles of influence, and individual interests in the various stages of donor development.

  • Serve as a key staff support for new board member identification, recruitment, and cultivation of individuals representing influence and affluence.

  • Ensure that appropriate strategies, including follow-up actions are developed and implemented in support of the work of the President, select staff leaders, and Board of Directors activities with donors, prospects, and investors.

Communications and Marketing

  • Work with development team and senior leaders to develop an integrated marketing, communications, and partnership plan that aligns resource opportunities with PEC programming and organizational priorities and build a compelling brand platform and communications strategy which engages key stakeholders/supporters and leads to measurable action.

  • Develop a PR strategy designed to promote and/or impact the organization through actively cultivating and managing press relationships to ensure coverage of issues of strategic importance to PEC’s programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects.

  • Work with the development team to create a comprehensive communications plan, using multiple modalities including website, social & digital media to advance a strong case for private sector support and investment.  Integrate communications within all appropriate prospect, donor, and investor cultivation plans.

  • Manage the development, distribution, timeliness, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to: annual report, newsletters, brochures, and PEC’s website. Ensure the maintenance of PEC’s brand recognition and integrity.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Advance degree preferred.

  • Ten-plus years of progressively responsible experience working in the development profession or a related field, including direct experience with: major, principal, and planned gifts; marketing and communications strategy development; program implementation; relationship building; board governance; and budget oversight.

  • Five-plus years of senior-level experience managing development teams and functions.

  • Deep, broad knowledge of fundraising strategies and programs as well as, philanthropic and wealth trends.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while focused on program goals and measurable objectives.

  • Knowledge of planning, finance, budgeting, and fundraising information systems.  Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or comparable database platforms preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively represent the organization in one-on-one interactions and visits with key constituents (donors, prospects, investors) including high-net worth individuals.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • CFRE a plus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

  • Mission driven and self-directed with ability to work collaboratively with senior management team and board of directors

  • Strong interpersonal skills and persuasive communication and presentation skills.  Must possess the ability to engage and influence a wide range of donor/prospects and build long-term relationships.

  • Exceptional organizational, analytical, and strategic planning skills.

Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and cover letter to HR Coordinator, JoAnn Crisomia at:

jcrisomia@pec-cares.org

No phone calls, please.

PEC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Date Posted: November 13, 2017

Development Officer (Major Gifts/Individual Giving)

Bryn Mawr College

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

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

POSITION TITLE:   Development Officer (Major Gifts/Individual Giving)

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

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

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

Achieve all goals, specifically visit and solicitation goals

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

Prepare proposals and presentations as appropriate and needed.

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

Prepare reports for colleagues and volunteers as needed.

SKILLS, ABILITY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree.

The development officer will have prior experience in major gift development, with demonstrable experience soliciting gifts of $50,000+, preferably in an institution of higher education.

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

Prior experience in a capital campaign a plus.

Basic knowledge of commonly used gift planning strategies.

Ability to work closely with administrators, faculty and volunteers.

Comfortable with a team approach to fundraising.

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

Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

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

Good problem solving skills.

Knowledge and understanding of the issues facing higher education today.

TO APPLY:

Send a cover letter (including your salary requirements), resume and contact information for three professional references to jobs@brynmawr.edu.

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


Date Posted: November 13, 2017

The Apollo Theater

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT  

The iconic Apollo Theater opened in 1934, and is one of the most legendary and influential cultural forces in America. Today, the Apollo is a nonprofit performing arts organization in New York City; a community anchor and economic driver for Harlem; a global touch point for African-American culture; and one of the world's most well-known, and enduring performing arts institutions. Each year, the Apollo offers more than 100 performances, as well as meaningful education and community programs engaging the New York City and the greater metro area, welcoming national and international tourists, directly impacting more than 200,000 people

2017-2018 Performing Arts Programs

The Apollo’s 84th season will feature artistic programs that span music, opera, dance, theater, and comedy. The Apollo houses two performance spaces – its world-famous 1,500-seat Mainstage theater and flexible 180-seat Soundstage space. A landmarked building, the Apollo is more than just a venue, it is a vibrant producer, commissioner, presenting organization, and home for artists at all stages of their career. The Apollo is especially known as, “the place where stars are born and legends are made”, serving as a platform for established artists, nurturing emerging and mid-career performers as well as new work development across disciplines.

2017-2018 season highlights include: the return of Breakin Convention international Hip Hop Theater Dance Festival; the New York Premiere of We Shall Not Be Moved, a new American opera; and the World Premiere of Between The World and Me, a dramatic interpretation of Ta-Nehisi Coates's powerful novel of the same name. The Apollo is also collaborating with esteemed organizations including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sadler’s Wells, and Opera Philadelphia.

The Apollo takes an active role in empowering artists as activists and building on the Apollo’s incredible legacy as a touchstone for the African American community and a nurturing home for diverse artists with programs that focus on social justice.  

The organization’s Education and Community Programs extend the Apollo Theater’s commitment to enhancing the life in Harlem and its surrounding neighborhoods. High-caliber artistic presentations and innovative learning programs provide transformative experiences for youth, and meaningful engagement for the community--particularly reaching communities like the African-American, Latino, and young local audiences of Harlem, which are historically underserved by the performing arts. Nearly 30,000 people participate in these programs each year.

PRIMARY FUNCTION

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development as second in command, the Deputy Director will work to achieve the annual $10M contributed income goal.  The Deputy Director will manage the institutional giving portfolio and identify, cultivate, solicit and steward corporate partners, sponsorship and donors for the Apollo Theater, with a focus on strategies to attract new corporate prospects and enhance the current level of support.  The Deputy Director will also work with senior staff and represent the Senior Director of Development in inter-departmental meetings, which deal with matters of policy and strategy as well as supervising the Associate Director of Institutional Relations.

Specific Responsibilities of the Deputy Director of Development:

  • Plan and pursue goal for corporate portfolio, including expanding sponsorship
  • Participate in ongoing review and revision of fundraising strategy and goals for annual operating support, leading performing arts projects (large-scale and small scale) and other special projects, particularly multi-year efforts such as the “Sounds of Social Justice” initiative
  • Steward all corporate donors and prospects; work with Senior Director to steward other institutional donors and prospects as needed
  • Oversee development of letters of inquiry, proposals, presentations and reports for corporate partners and donors
  • Partner with Executive Producer, program staff and CFO to create budgets to support programs and proposals
  • Arrange and/or attend meetings with donors and prospects using executive staff resources as needed
  • Write and edit internal development briefings, status reports, summaries and other informational documents for senior staff
  • Work with special events staff on events to cultivate donors and prospects
  • Manage special projects as directed
  • Supervise Associate Director of Institutional Relations

Ideal Skills and Experience:

  • Strong interest in the performing arts
  • Minimum 10 years development experience, preferably in cultural institutions, including management experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Strong familiarity with the philanthropic community in New York, with an emphasis on corporate partners and sponsorship. Familiarity with foundation and government fundraising
  • Superior presentation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate donors and prospects; ability to interact with a diverse constituency
  • Ability to prioritize and work in a very fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects, with strong attention to detail. Sense of humor required
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, computer skills; fluency with all Microsoft Office programs; donor research and database experience required
  • Ability to participate in evening/weekend events and to travel, as needed

Critical Competencies for Success

  • A history of soliciting gifts at the leadership level and developing and implementing a coordinated, comprehensive advancement strategy that includes donors from the foundation, corporate and government levels.
  • Track record of working with corporate and institutional partners, creating proposals and matching opportunities with funding priorities while cultivating new donors.
  • Strong and disciplined leader who has the ability to support and motivate a team of development professionals and staff; possesses a track record of assessing and reorganizing staff to maximum efficiency to achieve organizational goals.
  • Track record of implementing best practices in dealing with all donors; ability to think at a high level about institutional priorities and integrate development with these priorities; excellent analytical/problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze data and develop and monitor programs.

Other Characteristics

The successful candidate will be passionate about the Apollo Theater’s mission and value how Development contributes to that mission.  He/she will be a seasoned professional capable of proactively developing strategies for long term implementation and working in a fast-paced environment, maintaining flexibility and a sense of urgency.  The ideal candidate will be confident, creative and entrepreneurial with the ability to articulate such strategies to senior management as well as manage a collaborative team, enabling staff to perform at the highest level to achieve the best possible outcomes.  He/she is solutions-oriented and can successfully balance both staff and senior management needs and expectations.  The placement will be sensitive in his or her presentation style and have the instincts to build and sustain internal and external relationships crucial to the Apollo Theater.

Kindly send nominations or expressions of interest to:

Lisa Byala, Principal

ByalaSearch LLC

apolloddod@byalasearch.com

www.byalasearch.com


Date Posted: November 13, 2017

University of Oregon

POSITION ADVERTISEMENT

Associate Director of Development, College of Education

University Advancement

UO Advancement and the College of Education are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic employee to join our fundraising team. Come be a part of a high performing team that grants donors an opportunity to be a part of the University of Oregon College of Education’s mission: Making Educational and Social Systems Work for All. Featuring nationally ranked academic programs, and prominent teaching and research faculty, the University of Oregon College of Education includes an alliance of nationally prominent centers, institutes, and affiliated research and outreach units. The college distinguishes itself by developing the capabilities of professional educators and clinicians, advancing a culture of effective professional practice through research and evidence-based support, and strengthening the capacity and accountability of community and education agencies to design, provide and continuously improve individual and organizational learning, performance and progress.

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.

Development in University Advancement is a comprehensive fundraising department supporting the entire university campus with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon. The Associate Director of Development works as part of Development to promote university fundraising priorities and image to alumni, parents, and friends of the university. The associate director will be assigned to a specific unit and is responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and new prospects. This position will concentrate on gifts in the “leadership annual giving” ($2,500 - $24,999) and non-major gift ($25,000 - $99,999) ranges. Occasional work in the major gift ($100k+) range is possible depending upon donor interest, but is not a focus of the position.

This position is field-oriented, requiring frequent travel and direct contact with donors and donor prospects. The associate director works collaboratively with colleagues in the assigned unit, Development, and across the university to identify new prospects and strategically cultivate alumni, parents, and friends. The associate director will be responsible for meeting fundraising goals as they relate to the strategic needs of the university and the assigned unit, priority, or region. Performance as measured against these goals will be evaluated annually.

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Development, this position is part of the College of Education development program. The associate director solicits gifts to support the priorities of the college and contributes to donor pipeline strategies and development. The senior director is the lead development officer for the college and reports jointly to the Dean of the College of Education and the Senior Associate Vice President for Development. Travel within Oregon as well as to cities in other states up to 60% of the time is an essential expectation of this position. This position is jointly funded by the College of Education and University Advancement.

This role is a fantastic opportunity to grow as a frontline fundraiser, working with influential stakeholders, passionate alumni, and important donors for the College of Education. The associate director will join a collaborative, professional development environment in which team members across academic units and colleges regularly learn from, connect with and support each other.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $60,000 – $70,000. 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/521381/associate-director-of-development-college-of-education, #521381.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 23, 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: November 13, 2017

Senior Vice President of External Affairs

The National Women’s Law Center

An organization that has been winning legal fights for women’s rights for more than 40 years is seeking a Senior Vice President of External Affairs to help meet the new legal challenges women face in the 21st century.

The National Women’s Law Center has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advance for women and families for more than 45 years. Its work depends on generous donors who contribute funds, knowledgeable professionals who donate their expertise, and visible supporters who amplify messaging to marshal public support. The Center secured over $13.7 million in contributions and grants, including $2.5 million of donated services, for the year ending June 30, 2017; ran press relations that secured visibility in the New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, NPR, Vogue, and The Washington Post, among other major media outlets, and waged successful grassroots and digital campaigns.

Today the Center is seeking a Senior Vice President of External Affairs to grow the Center’s profile and expand individual engagement with the organization by sharply defining the Center’s national brand, broadening its visibility, and attracting significant support and resources to advance its strategic goals.

Reporting to the COO and Chief of Staff, the SVP will oversee the Vice President of Communications and the Vice President of Development and the integration of their departments’ public-facing and individual engagement and will lead efforts to assess, design, and develop the infrastructure for a best-in-class integrated external affairs division. With oversight of annual and major giving from all constituencies as well as art production, supporter engagement, digital campaigns, and media relations, the SVP will ensure that the departments are designed and empowered to execute smart collaborative outreach and engagement initiatives, building a broad base of support for a mission with high-stakes impact on millions of women and their families. The SVP also will expand broad cross-organizational external affairs efforts, such as developing a stronger grasstops program.

The ideal Senior Vice President of External Affairs will have:

  • At least 10 years senior leadership experience, with at least 5 years in a development role; experience working with legal scholars or attorneys is desirable.

  • Outstanding major gift and planned gift fundraising record in a complex non-profit environment, with a sophisticated understanding of how to build an individual major donor pipeline, secure 6-and 7-figure gifts and to increase giving levels and revenue.

  • Experience working with foundations, including identifying prospects, cultivating and stewarding relationships, and overseeing the development of proposals.

  • Demonstrated ability to steer the development of an organizational brand and identity.

  • Record of successful partnership with a CEO and Board of Directors.

  • Demonstrated ability to build a well-supported, carefully nurtured, and high-performing team.

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred.

DRi is leading this search for the National Women’s Law Center. For more information, visit http://www.driconsulting.com or email search@driconsulting.com.


Date Posted: November 13, 2017

Chief Development Officer

Polaris

A 2017 recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship is seeking a Chief Development Officer to support its effort to end global human trafficking.

Polaris is a leader in the fight to eradicate modern slavery. Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S., Polaris acts as a catalyst to systematically disrupt the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. By working with government leaders, the world’s leading technology corporations, and local partners, Polaris equips communities to identify, report, and prevent human trafficking in all its forms. Polaris’s partnerships employ a comprehensive model that puts victims at the center of all activities—from helping survivors of slavery to restore their freedom to preventing more victims to leveraging data and technology to aggressively pursue traffickers wherever they operate.  A recipient of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, Polaris has tripled in size over the last 4 years and committed itself to bring human trafficking to an end.

Like its anti-trafficking program, the development department at Polaris pursues a wide range of partnerships, ensuring that all available resources are marshaled in a fight for human freedom. Incorporating support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government grants, and operating on a $9M annual budget, Polaris is committed to effectively and efficiently utilizing every dollar it raises. Polaris has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, an achievement that only 4% of rated organizations reach, for 6 consecutive years in recognition of its fiscal responsibility.

Polaris is seeking a Chief Development Officer to provide comprehensive guidance and overall strategy to grow the organization’s donor base and increase revenue to help expand its mission and programs. Reporting to the CEO and serving as a member of Polaris’ Executive team, the CDO is a key strategic advisor and partner to the organization’s leaders and Board of Directors and an excellent manager to its 5-person development team. S/he is responsible for overseeing innovation and best practices in all aspects of Polaris’s four major development streams: foundations, corporations, individuals, and government agencies. The CDO will design and implement a comprehensive strategy to grow revenue across all of these streams and to sustainably reach a $15 million annual revenue goal over the next five to seven years.

The ideal Chief Development Officer will have:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Track record of leading, managing, and integrating an ambitious, forward-thinking development program across multiple revenue streams.

  • Extensive individual giving experience, including a sophisticated understanding of how to build an individual major donor pipeline.

  • Outstanding major gift fundraising record in a complex non-profit environment, with a demonstrated ability to secure five- and six-figure gifts and to increase giving levels and revenue.

  • Experience working with foundation and corporate partners, including identifying prospects, cultivating and stewarding relationships, and overseeing the development of proposals.

  • Comfort with interacting and engaging a diverse set of stakeholders, including senior executives, staff, volunteers, all types of donors, and vendors.

  • Demonstrated ability to build a well-supported, carefully nurtured, and high-performing team with diverse skill sets.

  • Ability to effectively build strong relationship, both internally and externally, through strong interpersonal skills.

For more information and a complete list of requirements or to apply, please visit http://www.driconsulting.com or email search@driconsulting.com. In your email, please tell us where you learned of this position.


Date Posted: November 5, 2017

Senior Campaign Consultant

The winkler group

The Winkler Group is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to serve as Senior Campaign Consultant.

Headquartered in Charleston, SC, the Winkler Group is a national full-service fundraising firm that specializes in customized capital campaigns, planning studies, and strategic fundraising planning.  Through our servant leadership model, Winkler Group clients achieve an average of 117% of capital campaign goals.  The firm has experienced growth in each of its thirteen years and is today one of the most respected firms of its kind in the country.

With degrees from schools such as Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Wheaton, and William and Mary, and experience as CEOs, vice presidents of advancement, chief development officers, directors of development, and major gift officers, our consulting team represents the best and the brightest in the profession.

The Winkler Group serves leading academic institutions, national and international charities, civic and human service organizations, hospitals, as well as cultural organizations.  The Winkler Group team of consultants has served on capital campaign teams raising more than $1 billion.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • An attitude and work ethos of servant leadership.

  • 10 years of professional fundraising experience, with a focus in major gifts and capital campaigns.

  • Experience in higher education/academic advancement.

  • Extensive experience in capital campaign management, preferably experience managing comprehensive campaigns.

  • Experience as a fundraising consultant.

  • Ability and success in identifying, cultivating, and securing major gifts.

  • Attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, and ability to multi-task.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence to work effectively with board members, executive leadership, staff, volunteers, donors and prospects.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing volunteers.

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team in dynamic, rapidly changing environment.

  • Self-starter, energetic, flexible, and adaptable personality.  

  • Exceptional quantitative, qualitative, and analytical skills.

  • Computer proficiency in MS Word, Excel, various donor database software, web applications, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree and/or CFRE preferred.

  • Flexibility to start immediately.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Campaign Consultant must work collaboratively with clients to identify, design, implement, and manage customized plans and solutions for fundraising initiatives.  The Senior Campaign Consultant will be expected to travel to provide on-site leadership to clients. A sampling of responsibilities during a client’s engagement may include:

Planning Studies and Capital Campaigns

  • Serve as lead counsel on planning studies and capital campaigns.

  • Develop customized campaign plans, solutions, and strategies.

  • Craft individual cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.

  • Create campaign documents, policies and procedures, and communication strategies.

  • Set campaign direction and manage day-to-day operations.

  • Direct identification, research, evaluation, cultivation, stewardship and tracking of prospects and donors.

  • Lead regular campaign meetings with executive leadership and staff.

  • Lead, manage, and motivate volunteer committees, activities, and training programs.

  • Provide regular and consistent campaign progress reports.

Strategic Planning and Development Assessments

  • Conduct personal interviews with key internal and external constituents.

  • Track quantitative and qualitative findings.

  • Analyze planning study results, organizational structure, strategies, staffing, resources, budget, volunteer support, and donor databases.

  • Prepare customized written analysis and recommendations.

  • Deliver findings to executive leadership.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The Winkler Group offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, opportunity for bonuses, plus a generous benefits package, which includes medical, vacation, sick leave and holidays.  

TO APPLY
Please submit resume, cover letter, recent salary history, and references to Human Resources at:

Info@WinklerGroup.com


Date Posted: November 3, 2017

Associate Director, Major Gifts, UCLA Anderson School of Management

The UCLA Anderson School of Management is looking ahead to the future. Ranked among the world’s top-tier business schools, The Anderson School has built a global network and a legacy of excellence and leadership.  The School is a community defined by the core qualities of sharing success, thinking fearlessly and driving change. It is a place where students are encouraged to collaborate, experiment and follow their dreams.  Philanthropy enables both faculty and students to create impact and plays a key role in moving forward the next generation of leaders.

UCLA is recruiting for an Associate Director, Major Gifts, to work closely with the Associate Dean, External Affairs, to plan and implement a robust major gifts program with a strong portfolio of prospects. The Associate Director will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major individual prospects ($100,000 and up) with an emphasis on endowed chairs, fellowships, support for research centers, planned gifts, and endowments in the $250,000 to $1 million or higher range.  Among a wide range of duties, this individual will be charged with increasing the number and size of individual gifts within and beyond Los Angeles through the planning and implementing of strategic cultivation events and programming. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with a wide variety of internal and external constituents as part of managing regional giving prospects and connecting central major gifts staff to appropriate staff and faculty at UCLA Anderson.

The Associate Director requires a minimum of three years of progressively responsible development or equivalent experience in marketing, sales, or related field as well as a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education.  Ideal candidates will have excellent communication abilities, proven success in developing and executing cultivation and solicitation strategies, proven management skills, and resilience in dealing with initial resistance and rejection.  A background related to business or professional school education is preferred. The Associate Director will possess the ability to express the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the Anderson School of Management.

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

For a more detailed description of this position (#25290) visit the UCLA Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/, click Open Development Positions, and then click the job title from the list.
 


Date Posted: November 1, 2017

Washington University in St. Louis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alumni & Development Programs

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

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

Open Positions:

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

Medical Development

Annual Giving

Development Communications

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Individual Schools Alumni & Development

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

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

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