Date Posted: October 26, 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: October 26, 2017

Associate Director of Development

Carnegie Mellon University

Job Description

Associate Director of Development, CIT-2007127

Description: 

This person is responsible for the management of relationships with a portfolio of major gift prospects for the College of Engineering, with a focus on the Biomedical Engineering (BME), Chemical Engineering (ChemE), and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) alumni. Major gift prospects are individuals who have been determined to have the ability to make gifts that generally range from $25K to $999K.

This gift officer will be responsible primarily for prospects supporting the departments of BME, ChemE, and EPP. This gift officer will develop and implement strategies for securing financial support from this group and will manage a portfolio of 125 prospects. Travel outside the Pittsburgh region is normally required 12 to 15 times a year or 36 to 45 days per year.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts for the university from alumni, parents, and friends.
  • Working closely with the respective department heads in defining philanthropy priorities and relationship opportunities, such as strategic opportunities for alumni engagement (i.e. mentoring of students, guest lectures, etc.) that lead to the overall advancement of the department’s activities.
  • Identifying and cultivating top alumni and friends of the department as representatives on the Department Head’s Council.
  • Additionally, this gift officer will – in conjunction with the BME, ChemE, and EPP department heads and key faculty – drive the strategic direction for the departments' philanthropic and alumni engagement efforts, and
  • Implementation of key cultivation and stewardship initiatives.  

In order to be successful in this endeavor, the gift officer will be expected to coordinate with the department head, key faculty, staff members, and students to drive initiatives and activities for alumni engagement. This individual must be able to work independently while also working as a member of the College of Engineering Advancement team and must coordinate his/her activities with those of other units in University Advancement, other units at the university and the overall Individual Giving fundraising effort.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3-5 years Major Gift Fundraising Experience required
  • 3-5 years Non-Profit or Higher Education Fundraising Experience

More Information

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/why-cmu/index.html.  A listing of employee benefits is available at: http://www.cmu.edu/jobs/benefits-at-a-glance/index.html.

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

Job Function: Advancement / Development 

Primary Location: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 

Time Type: Full Time 

Organization: CIT DEAN'S OFFICE 

Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent 

Preferred Education Level: Master's Degree or equivalent 

Salary: Negotiable


Date Posted: October 24, 2017

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES & STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 

HOW TO APPLY:

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

JOB SUMMARY:

Market Title:

Administrative Director (103254)

Working Title:             

Assistant Vice President for Development, Development Services & Strategic Solutions    

Reports to:                   

Vice President for Development

Supervises directly:     

Senior Director, Web & Data Integration and SPECS (e-communications)

Senior Director, Prospect Development & Analytics      

Director, Gift & Records Administration

Director, Integrated Data Services

Administrative Assistants/Project Coordinators (2)

Jointly supervises:     

Senior Director, DART and Strategic Resource ManagementDirector of Development, Center for the Education of WomenDirector of Development, Clements LibraryDirector of Development, Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum

Supervises indirectly: 

A team of Development Services & Strategic Solutions professionals (50-60)

Position Summary:

The Assistant Vice President, Development Services & Strategic Solutions supervises the Development Services & Strategic Solutions (DS3) programs, with the primary goal of providing an information, intelligence and technology infrastructure which effectively supports the campaign and the University’s fundraising programs at large.  The Assistant Vice President serves as the principal OUD liaison for all areas of information services, technology and prospect development, and provides leadership for the ongoing development of the Donor and Alumni Relationship Tool (DART).  The Assistant Vice President serves as a member of the Office of University Development (OUD) Management Team and the campaign implementation team; s/he also provides broad fundraising leadership to a portfolio of schools, colleges and units (SCUs) across campus.  

Responsibilities*

40%) Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive information, technology and business intelligence program for the development community.

  • Provide strategic vision and oversight for an integrated development information and business intelligence program, including gift and record administration, reporting, data management and integrity, information technology, prospect research, prospect management and coordination and fundraising analytics.
  • Directly supervise five Directors/Senior Directors and two administrative assistants, providing leadership, setting and evaluating individual goals, developing and sustaining appropriate training, coaching and mentoring.  In collaboration with senior team members, provide additional oversight and leadership for the entire DS3 team.
  • Coordinate a personnel performance management program designed to hire and retain the most talented and experienced staff possible.
  • Responsible for the development and management of the DS3 budgets. 

 (40%) Serve OUD as a member of its core leadership:

  • Serve as a member of the OUD Management Team, contributing to the organization’s overall strategic vision and key decision-making.
  • Serve as the principal OUD liaison for all areas of information and technology services and prospect development to Chief Development Officers, University Leadership and leaders across campus, as well as external partners, as appropriate. 
  • Serve as an OUD SCU liaison and/or joint supervisor.
    • Serve as primary OUD liaison to the Center for the Education of Women, Clements Library, Matthaei Botanical Gardens/Nichols Arboretum, and University Library.  Along with the Directors of those units, jointly supervise and evaluate the performance of their chief development officers, providing leadership, setting and evaluating individual goals, coaching and mentoring.  
    • Serve in a similar role (ongoing or interim) for other units as needed.
  • Serve as a delegated data steward for the Vice President for Development, ensuring the appropriate use of donor and alumni data.  
    • Collaborate with OUD Data Management, UM General Counsel and other University data stewards to review policies regarding data capture, database usage, ethics, privacy and University of Michigan confidentiality agreements.
    • Serve on University-wide committees and task forces focused on data governance and information technology, as appropriate, including the IT Administrative Domain Advisory Committee (ADAC) and the Information Assurance (IA) Security Council, representing the needs and priorities of OUD and the greater development community, as appropriate.
  • Serve as a key member of the Campaign Strategy team, specifically:
    • Provide counsel and business intelligence to the OUD Management Team, Chief Development Officers and other University leaders, including analysis for strategic campaign planning and implementation.  
    • Facilitate the design of campaign policies, such as campaign reporting, campaign counting, campaign benchmarking, and campaign prospect management.  Draft policy documentation for review and approval by senior management.
    • Coordinate the design, development and distribution of campaign-related reporting tools for multiple audiences.
    • Coordinate the development and maintenance of division policies and procedures.  In consultation with relevant parties, draft clear and consistent policies for all aspects of the division and develop clear policy ownership for each policy.  
    • Participate in the development of campaign materials and tools.
    • Engage with external campaign counsel and volunteers as appropriate.

(15%) Lead the strategy for ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the DART system, collaborating broadly with University, vendor and peer institution partners to set the strategic direction of the system.

  • Serve as the primary DART spokesperson to OUD leadership, University leadership and the development community in ongoing system development, policies and process decisions. 
  • Serve as a DART project sponsor, representing OUD and the SCU community business users in advocating for appropriate resources and system development with UM internal partners and vendors.
  • Serve on the Blackbaud Enterprise Leadership Council, working with the vendor and national and international partner organization leaders to set long-range strategic direction for the software.

(5%)  Other

  • Participate at an appropriate level in professional associations such APRA, CASE, AASP, and others, both to increase knowledge and skills, as well as to share knowledge and skills with colleagues.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Development.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree preferred, as well as 10+ years of progressively responsible leadership experience in major gift fundraising, prospect development, business analysis, development services, and/or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience, preferably in higher education.  
  • Strong project management, organizational and analytical skills with ability to initiate, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic plans that support the University’s mission and contribute to the overall goals and objectives of the fundraising program.
  • Highly-developed interpersonal skills and excellent presentation skills.  Track record of exceptional project management and customer services skills. Demonstrated ability to develop good working relationships with internal and external constituency groups. 
  • Minimum 5 years successful supervisory experience required; demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.
  • Experience with information systems and data management required.
  • High level of computer proficiency required; must have working knowledge of research databases, relational databases and other technology tools, as well as expert knowledge of the Windows environment.  Ability to envision the use all technical tools in concert to their fullest potential for development program effectiveness.  
  • Demonstrated ability to manage sensitive information with the highest degree of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to ethics and best practice statements by APRA, CASE, CAE and other appropriate associations.    

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working in higher education

Additional Information

For additional information about this position and to review other current openings in Development, please visit our website at: www.giving.umich.edu/careers

Mission Statement

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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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


Date Posted: October 17, 2017

The National Society of Black Engineers

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA

Position/Job Description

Salary Range: $65k to $74k

Position Donor Relations Manager

Department Corporate Relations and Fund Development

Supervisor's Title Senior Director of Development

Summary

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing the individual major donor program to meet the organization’s major gifts fundraising goal. And build the individual donor base. The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for direct solicitation of gifts as well as for coordination of other staff and board members and stakeholders in additional cultivation and solicitation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Will generate and qualify portfolio of donors to be managed
  2. Design goals for each donor, based on giving history and utilizing the available tools to set appropriate gift levels for individual donors
  3. Create a plan for each donor in portfolio, coupled with communication and marketing plan and will regularly and faithfully communicate on a timely basis so that execution of the plan occurs insuring that donors are developed, retained and upgraded
  4. Work cross collaboratively within the organization’s various departments to secure appropriate program data and information, including budgets and will design and create proposals and ask which will be used to secure gifts
  5. Create dashboard, reports that reflect donors in pipeline, various stages of moves management and to adequately reflect portfolio activity and probability of gifts occurring

Perform other Major Gifts activities as needed

Accountability-Performance Management

  1. Identify donors in database that have the highest giving potential for the organization
  2. Identify and assign reasonable personal financial giving goals for each donor based on their giving potential (P2G Score)
  3. Design an Ask plan for each donor that takes into account their interest, alignment with mission, motivations, patterns and preferences, and gift history.  To be accomplished in a timely and efficient manner, with accountability to donor retention and upgrading of gifts
  4. Ability to create and report on portfolio in a timely and efficient manner
  5. Exhibit the ability to manage people, process, deadlines and budget while adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization.  In addition, exhibit ability to get along with peers, subordinates and management and maintain a positive, courteous and professional image of self and the organization
  6. Have passion for the mission and protect the mission, goals and values of the organization in every situation presented

Qualifications

Required: At least three years’ experience in major gifts fundraising with nonprofit organizations. Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate an empathetic disposition and perseverance, and convey sensitivity to the needs of donors. Excellent attention to detail and follow through as demonstrated through effective donor management experience. Demonstrated writing and editing skills. Be willing to provide sample proposal, appeals and emails to be interviewed for this position. College Degree and or CFRE Certification or evidence that attainment or fundraising development courses are ongoing.

Benefits of this position

To attain the satisfaction of assisting the donors fulfill their passion and giving to further the mission of the National Society of Black Engineers.

Technical

Desired: Outstanding ability to work effectively in teams of diverse people and organizations. Experience working with Raisers Edge NXT CRM, or experience in other CRM and Microsoft Excel. Strong organizational, communications, problem-solving and analytical skills and be highly self-motivated and directed and most importantly passionate about our mission.

Physical requirements include ability to spend hours listening and talking; working via computer, telephone and other electronic devices; driving frequently to meetings and events; light lifting of equipment and materials, with local and national travel at minimum of 50%, long days and or overnight travel with occasional night or weekend work.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Travel

Travel is required to Annual Convention, Fall Regional Conferences and possibly other conferences and career fairs.  Travel may be required for meetings with new or existing sponsors

Please have candidates apply to the following email addresses:

Kyle Rahn

krahn@nsbe.org

Don Nelson

dnelson@nsbe.org

Angela Jackson

ajackson@nsbe.org


Date Posted: October 17, 2017

ASSOC DIR, ANNUAL GIVING & ALUMNI RELS, PENNDESIGN

Reference Number: 90-27057

Position Type: Full Time

University Overview:

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

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

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

School/Center Overview:

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

Penn's Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) team members benefit from an exceptional work environment where professional excellence and individual pride in achievement are grounded in a strong institutional commitment to integrity and collegiality as we strive for collective success. For talented and innovative individuals, a career at the University of Pennsylvania offers the chance to be part of an exceptionally exciting environment at the nation's first university. We seek talented individuals who will constitute a community that draws on the strength that comes with a substantive institutional commitment to diversity. Diversity is prized at Penn as a central component of our mission and helps create an educational and working environment that best supports the University's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

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

Duties:

PennDesign prepares students to address complex sociocultural and environmental issues through thoughtful inquiry, creative expression, and innovation. As a diverse community of scholars and practitioners, we are committed to advancing the public good-both locally and globally-through art, design, planning, and preservation. https://vimeo.com/179043858.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Development and Alumni Relations, the Associate Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations plans and executes all activities related to the the annual fund and alumni relations on a regional, national and international level. In regards to the upcoming university campaign special emphasis will be placed on donor contact (meetings), increased participation within the annual fund, and volunteer engagement.

  • Plan, develop and implement a comprehensive Annual Giving Program utilizing direct mail, email solicitations, text solicitations, and personal visits with emphasis on increasing participation rates, retention, and upgrading donors.

  • Complete 40 alumni visits annually with emphasis of stewarding and increasing giving within the group of donors giving at the $500 – $1000 range in the Philadelphia and New York Region. Identify major gift donors and work closely with them in meeting their philanthropic goals in conjunction with the Assistant Dean.

  • Analyze data to review giving trends and opportunities to determine cultivation and solicitation strategies. Work with Departmental Chairs and identify leadership donors. Provide donor summary reports to the Chairs of Department.

  • Direct the PennDesign reunion program which encompasses strategic goals with programming and giving among the reunion years.

  • Initiate a PennDesign staff wide and student annual fund campaign.

  • Manage the Dean's Council in relation to the program and members.

  • Serve as a staff liaison to the PennDesign Alumni Association (PDAA) and Regional Directors. Manage all affinity groups related to the school.

  • Recruit and train all PennDesign alumni club leaders and travel within an assigned region to motivate and sustain programming. Encourage ways to engage in philanthropy and annual fund initiatives among club activities.

  • Manage alumni events at professional conferences and other events as assigned.

  • Oversee and manage PennDesign events during Alumni Weekend and Homecoming. Initiates a reunion program.

  • Coordinate all follow-up and next steps after events and programs and work closely with Assistant Director of Communications and Stewardship with messages and outcomes.

Qualifications:

BA/BS in English, Journalism, Communications or related field; 3-5 years experience in development, alumni relations, communications and/or public relations in higher ed environment; excellent organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; attention to detail; able to manage multiple projects under time demands; able to plan, organize and coordinate fundraising programs preferable in University setting; able to manage volunteers. Ability to travel within the US and work events and weekends as needed. Travel and valid driver's license required.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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

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

Quick Link: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/31838


Date Posted: October 16, 2017

The Fowler Museum at UCLA Director of Development

Nestled amid the hustle and bustle of the UCLA campus, the Fowler Museum is dedicated to finding beauty and meaning through the art of the peoples, cultures, and religions of the world.

Philanthropy also shapes culture by enabling such collections and programmatic efforts to continue.  As the Director of Development (DoD) for the Fowler Museum, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the Museum Director and will be responsible for coordinating and leading all activity related to philanthropic support, including exhibition funding and UCLA Centennial Campaign-related giving opportunities for major and legacy gifts that will support the future growth of the Museum and its endowment.

In 2016, the Fowler Museum received a multi-year matching challenge gift of up to $14 million from long-standing supporters to help sustain and grow the Museum. The DoD will be responsible for creating and activating short- and long-term plans, and robust strategies for individual, corporate and foundation fundraising.  With particular emphasis on the expansion of the individual major gift effort aimed at achieving these objectives, the DoD will also reinvigorate a focused effort on Museum membership and all donor engagement strategies.   

The salary for this position is up to $140,000 per year + benefits.

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 (#26777) and to submit an application, please visit www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu.


Date Posted: October 11, 2017

Job Description: Development Manager
East Coast Greenway Alliance

The fast-growing nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance (ECGA) is developing a 3,000-mile route for safe cycling and walking throughout the Eastern Seaboard from Canada to Key West. The East Coast Greenway aims to transform our 450 communities into models of healthy living, sustainability, and shared prosperity.

Position Description. The Development Manager will work directly with the Executive Director and in collaboration with several Alliance staff and lead volunteers. A new position in the organization, the Development Manager will have the opportunity to help transform the development capacity of this leading nonprofit.

The goal of this position is to continue the dramatic revenue growth of the past six years as the organization nearly tripled revenue and staff. The right candidate will have excellent writing and research skills to support, empower, and grow our team and must be able to travel when needed to different parts of the East Coast for meetings and events. A budget for travel, equipment, and other program expenses will be provided.  We anticipate a start date in January 2018.

Key responsibilities are:

  1. Grant writing and reporting.

  2. Research to connect with and inspire our current and prospective supporters.

  3. Support the Executive Director in developing and executing annual fundraising plan.

  4. Integrate development best practices with Communications Manager for ECGA website, newsletters, and other media.

  5. Develop fundraising reports for the Executive Director to assess progress and develop plans for strong growth consistent with our Strategic Plan to 2020 (reaching $1.27 M by 2020).

  6. Grow the mix of revenue from foundations, individual major donors, corporate partners, dues-paying members, and events – with a focus on sources showing highest potential.

Further Detail

A. Planning

  1. Develop detailed progress reports on East Coast Greenway fundraising throughout our regions in collaboration with relevant team members.  

  2. Set up systems that empower ECGA staff and volunteers to achieve their potential in fundraising to serve the mission of our organization.

B. Fundraising Plan Execution

  1. Become familiar in detail with the diverse portfolio of ECGA income

  2. Work directly with relevant staff and the Board of Trustees’ Development Committee to provide increasing support for the organization.  

C. Assist with other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Track record of effective fundraising development and nonprofit revenue growth.  

  • Passionate commitment to East Coast Greenway Alliance mission and our core values of public health, sustainability, and equitable economic development.

  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and integrity.

  • Positive, can-do attitude.

  • Entrepreneurial and strategic approach; tenaciously takes initiative and applies sound judgment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and tactfully with a wide range of people and personalities to establish collaborative partnerships.

  • Ability to engage and motivate volunteers.

  • Able to function in a fast-paced work environment and work on several project deadlines simultaneously, delivering professional work on-time and on-budget.

  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and independent worker who understands the need to develop work plans and to prioritize work efficiently. Takes record-keeping, documentation, and file management seriously.

  • Able to travel for key meetings and events throughout the Eastern Seaboard.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s a plus

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Salary: Full-time position with competitive salary commensurate with experience. This position will most likely be based at our headquarters in Durham, NC.

Benefits:  

  • 10 paid holidays & 10 paid sick days per year  

  • 10 paid vacation days per year (increases to 15 after first year of service)

  • FICA, Medicare, unemployment security, workers’ compensation.

  • Health insurance available via group policy. ECGA covers 80% of premium for medical and 50% dental & vision for employee & 50% toward dependents’ medical/dental/vision.

  • ECGA has a match for retirement contributions.

How to apply: Follow application instructions here:

http://greenway.applytojob.com/apply/IGNkaFvbe1/Development-Manager

We are accepting application through November 10, 2017.

ECGA Commitment to Diversity:

ECGA is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, age, veteran status, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.

We are committed to achieving an inclusive, diverse workplace that values every individual.


Date Posted: October 11, 2017

Career Opportunity

Strategic Partnerships Manager [DEVF-75]

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Development Department, New York & NY

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.  Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.

OVERVIEW

The ACLU’s national office raises $180 million annually in private support from foundations, major donors, companies, and more than 1.6 million members.  For the first time in its history, the ACLU is developing a Strategic Partnerships portfolio focusing primarily on ways that companies and their employees can contribute financially and programmatically to the ACLU.  With an initial focus on the technology, entertainment, and retail sectors, this unit will build a portfolio that raises a minimum of $6 million annually to advance the ACLU’s nationwide mission.

The Manager of Strategic Partnerships will work with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to support the prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of ACLU corporate prospects and donors. Collaboration will include generating and producing content for funding concept notes, pitches, proposals, and donor reports.  The Manager will also be responsible for liaising with Development colleagues and across departments, including Communications and Marketing, Legal, Advocacy, Finance, General Counsel, and Affiliate Support.  The Manager will ensure rigorous use of databases and approvals processes necessary for donor management and internal protocol. 

This role offers a dynamic growth opportunity for someone eager to advance to front-line fundraising and the development of multi-faceted corporate partnerships.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with Director on executing strategies for corporate donors and prospects.

  • Conduct prospecting research on the eligibility and brand alignment of corporate partners. 

  • Develop communications that support the Director’s interactions with donors or prospects, including general and targeted communications, concept notes, proposals, presentations and reports, from drafts through to final line-editing and formatting of finalized material.

  • Prepare and contribute materials, agendas and briefings for external prospect and donor meetings and for internal strategy meetings.

  • Collaborate with development operations and database staff to design and manage database protocol for corporate relationships, including but not limited to multi-departmental contacts, moves reporting, pledge tracking, gift processing, donor recognition, and donor communications.

  • Provide guidance and supervision as needed.

  • Manage information flow between prospects/donors, ACLU program staff and Communications/Marketing colleagues.

  • Liaise with the in-house general counsel’s office to manage and track the internal drafting and approval processes for charitable sales promotions and other corporate partner contracts and agreements.

  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Development colleagues and ACLU program, Communications and Affiliate staff nationally.

  • Undertake special assignments, as assigned.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.

  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Minimum 4 years account/project management experience gained in a development, fundraising, corporate relations, or marketing environment.

  • Exceptional writing, verbal, and presentation skills.

  • Highly developed cross-departmental project management skills with the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and prioritize between conflicting demands.

  • Experience supervising or managing interns or staff.

  • Sophisticated understanding of the role of written communications in building and maintaining complex individual and institutional relationships.

  • Ability to anticipate obstacles and propose recommendations to support initiatives.

  • Ability to identify and create processes necessary to support effective partnerships.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment and facilitate joint problem solving.

  • Highly self-motivated

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively develop and implement work plans, often within tight timeframes.

  • Computer fluency on platforms including Microsoft Office, Google docs, and CRM databases, Salesforce a plus.

  • Experience with client/donor management preferred, and managing cause marketing campaigns a plus.

  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.

  • Limited travel required. 

COMPENSATION

The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter and resume to hrjobsDEVF@aclu.org .  Reference [DEVF-75] in the subject line.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Please indicate where you learned of this job posting.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

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

The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact:hrjobsincl@aclu.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.” 


Date Posted: October 11, 2017

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, GIFT PLANNING [DEVF-56]

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Development Department, NY

For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.  Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.

OVERVIEW

The Development Department of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City is seeking a full-time Associate Director, Gift Planning.

The Associate Director of Gift Planning solicits planned gifts, primarily by phone, mail, and email, and manages a portfolio of active prospects and stewardship relationships.  The Associate Director applies their knowledge of personal solicitation, and of tax, financial, and estate planning strategies to help meet our donors’ goals, and to secure financial support for the organization through bequests, life income gifts and the other gift planning vehicles.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage donor relationships for a portfolio consisting of top stewardship donors and top leads generated through direct response marketing

  • Make personal contact with donors and prospects by phone, mail, email, and face-to-face as needed; arrange for and support personal contacts by others as needed

  • Prioritize and strategically manage a portfolio; conduct effective discovery through phone and email; develop and execute follow-up steps including customized gift proposals

  • Understand major gift fundraising and be an effective partner in developing comprehensive solicitation strategies

  • Make thank you calls to new DeSilver Society members, and engage in discovery conversations; develop personalized stewardship strategies

  • Respond to programmatic inquiries by members of the DeSilver Legacy Society

  • Conduct stewardship conversations about ACLU programs, cases, and initiatives

  • Review and customize DeSilver Society welcome letters, condolence letters, annuity acknowledgments, and thank you letters

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

  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.

  • Undertake special projects as directed

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required in a relevant field of study to the position.

  • A minimum of four years’ experience in planned gift fundraising.  Proven track record of cultivating and soliciting prospects and closing planned gifts.

  • Ability to apply a working knowledge of estate and financial planning ideas and techniques to analyze a donor situation and make recommendations

  • Ability to communicate concepts simply, clearly, and effectively, using appropriate language and illustrations, both in writing and conversation

  • Problem solver, and ability to develop complex gift proposals

  • Strong interpersonal skills and poise; ability to demonstrate diplomacy and the ability to work in high-pressure situations.

  • Ability to speak and write effectively to convey clarity, specificity, and exactness, being mindful of the intended audience. Ability to exercise good judgment about who needs what information and how to deliver it most effectively.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to represent the organization to donors as well as interface with all levels of staff at the national office,  the affiliates and volunteers while maintaining tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects; superior attention to detail with strong follow-through.  Creative thinker with the ability to see projects through to completion and meet tight deadlines.

  • Strong initiative, self-motivation and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Computer proficiency, including an understanding of donor database management systems.  Experience using Planned Giving Manager software preferred.

  • Experience in a non-profit institution of comparable complexity and scale is preferred.

  • An interest in continuing professional development to build knowledge and skills, and to keep current with changing tax laws and other developments

  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.

COMPENSATION

The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to: HRJobsDEVF@aclu.org. Reference [DEVF-56/ACLU-W] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address.  This email address is specific to Development Department. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

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

The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact:hrjobsincl@aclu.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply. 

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”


Date Posted: October 6, 2017

University of Oregon

Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement

University Advancement

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

The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) makes the UO stronger by fostering lifelong relationships, helping Ducks become champions and cheerleaders, ambassadors and advocates, for the university. Launched in 1879 with five alumni, the UOAA is proud of its long history of keeping alumni connected to the university and offering a wide array of opportunities for service. With a membership of more than 27,000, the alumni association serves as an important connection to the university for the more than 220,000 alumni around the world. Our vision is to be among the very best alumni relations programs in the country, enriching both the lives of Ducks and the UO.

Reporting to the senior director, the assistant director is responsible for ensuring that alumni of all backgrounds have a voice within the alumni community. This will be accomplished through the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy to promote equity and inclusion and engage alumni through affinity/special interest/professional alumni groups. Additionally, this position will collaborate with the Government and Community Relations office to engage alumni as advocates through legislative advocacy. The position is external in nature – collaborating with university departments and offices as well as alumni leaders to build community around common characteristics or experiences such as professional, cultural/ethnic, and activity-based alumni groups.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $40,000 – $50,000. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521220/assistant-director-alumni-engagement  # 521220.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by October 18, 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: October 4, 2017

Director of Major and Planned Gifts

New Hampshire Public Radio

Concord, NH

http://nhpr.org 

New Hampshire Public Radio is an award-winning news organization that delivers news, information, analysis, arts and entertainment programming to more than 177,000 weekly listeners across the state and region. NHPR reaches listeners and readers through on-air radio, a dynamic website and social media properties, on-demand programming and podcasts, and a robust program of community outreach. New Hampshire Public Radio’s mission is “expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities.”

Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service and a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage. Each day New Hampshire Public Radio delivers local news reported by NHPR’s award-winning News Department, as well as national and world news from National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), American Public Media (APM), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the BBC. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State.

Creating the new position of Director of Major and Planned Gifts is a key investment in NHPR’s advancement operations. Advancing NHPR’s major giving and planned giving programs will allow the organization to address key strategic goals, including:

  • Continuing to raise the bar with our award-winning journalism, producing stories that matter to New Hampshire’s communities and beyond. 
  • Distinguishing NHPR as a unique producer of local content that serves to inform, educate and enlighten.
  • Engaging with and diversifying our audience

The immediate priorities for the Director will be to expand NHPR’s annual major giving program; relaunch its planned giving program; and assist with efforts to complete NHPR’s $5 million Campaign for InnovationWith more than 80% of the campaign already secured, this last phase of funding will ensure the successful expansion of NHPR’s newsroom coverage and local program productions, as well as lay the groundwork for building general operating funds to sustain the expanded programming. Lois L. Lindauer Searches is excited to partner with NHPR in its search for a director who has a track record of growing a major gifts program – utilizing both best practices and industry metrics. The ideal candidate will have solicited and successfully closed 5- and 6+ figure gifts, will bring at least two years’ experience managing staff, and thrive in a collaborative, creative and fast-paced workplace.

To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at http://bit.ly/NHPRDMPG