Date Posted: September 28, 2018

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT,

CENTER ON GLOBAL ENERGY POLICY

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,
SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

New York, NY

https://sipa.columbia.edu/

https://www.columbia.edu/

Columbia University is a private, non-denominational research university with world-class undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1754, the University is an intellectual community that includes over 32,000 students and more than 17,000 faculty and professional staff who work continually to expand its mission of teaching, research, patient care and public service. Columbia's distinguished faculty, alumni and student body are expanding the boundaries of knowledge in medicine, science, the arts, humanities and the professions.

For more than 70 years, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) has been educating professionals who work in public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world. SIPA is where the world connects with new ideas from renowned scholars and policy experts across multiple disciplines and perspectives, bridging theory and practice to advance solutions to critical global issues. Today SIPA is the largest most diverse school of its kind in the United States with 1400 graduate students, more than 75 full time faculty, 200+ adjuncts, and numerous degree programs. Its fields span international security, trade, economics finance and development, global urban policy, energy and the environment and more. It is home to multiple research centers and institutes. SIPA is a unique blend of academic learning, applied experiences and skills. It engages critical areas of relevance for business, governance and civil society.

Columbia University's Center on Global Energy Policy(CGEP) is where the world connects for energy policy. CGEP's mission is to enable public and private sector leaders to make more informed choices about the world's most pressing energy issues by providing an independent, interdisciplinary, and nonpartisan platform for insights and data-driven analysis, convening and information-sharing, education and training, and actionable recommendations on the current and future global energy system.

The Senior Director of Development, Center on Global Energy Policy, will report to the Associate Dean for Development, SIPA, as well as the Center's Director. The ideal candidate will join a robust development team supporting the School of International and Public Affairs and serve as the chief development officer to the Center on all aspects of fundraising. The Senior Director of Development will have the opportunity to closely partner with the academic and administrative leadership throughout SIPA in his/her quest to substantively discover, engage, solicit and steward donors. The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for the work of the Center and be a highly motivated individual who desires to work in an organization focused on having an objective, independent voice in energy policy.

To apply or to refer candidates please contact Megan Abbett, Senior Consultant, or Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D., Vice President for Client Relations, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at http://bit.ly/ColumbiaSeniorDirector

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/w4crnynxbvhs7tvb

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Date Posted: September 28, 2018

Washington University in St. Louis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alumni & Development Programs

Alumni & Development Programs (A&D) is the division committed to supporting and advancing the impact of the university on individuals and communities around the world.  

A&D is a team effort at its finest, composed of talented individuals dedicated to achieving the ambitious goals of Washington University.  Careers in A&D offer you opportunities to collaborate with dynamic colleagues seeking strong results and rewarding professional experiences in a collegial and supportive environment. Quite simply, we have an outstanding A&D team.  

For additional information regarding the university, 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:

Alumni Relations

Annual Giving

Reunion Giving

Medical Development

Major Gifts & Capital Projects

Individual Schools Alumni & Development

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

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

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


Date Posted: September 28, 2018

Associate Dean for Development

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY,
SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

New York, NY

https://sipa.columbia.edu/

https://www.columbia.edu/

Columbia University is a private, non-denominational research university with world-class undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1754, the University is an intellectual community that includes over 32,000 students and more than 17,000 faculty and professional staff who work continually to expand its mission of teaching, research, patient care and public service. Columbia's distinguished faculty, alumni and student body are expanding the boundaries of knowledge in medicine, science, the arts, humanities and the professions.

For more than 70 years, Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) has been educating professionals who work in public, private and nonprofit organizations to make a difference in the world. SIPA is where the world connects with new ideas from renowned scholars and policy experts across multiple disciplines and perspectives, bridging theory and practice to advance solutions to critical global issues. Today SIPA is the largest most diverse school of its kind in the United States with 1400 graduate students, more than 75 full time faculty, 200+ adjuncts, and numerous degree programs. Its fields span international security, trade, economics finance and development, global urban policy, energy and the environment and more. It is home to multiple research centers and institutes. SIPA is a unique blend of academic learning, applied experiences and skills. It engages critical areas of relevance for business, governance and civil society.

Reporting to the Vice President of Development and the Dean of SIPA, the Associate Dean for Development leads the overall development strategy and activities of SIPA. With the larger university campaign underway, the Associate Dean will be a key partner to the Dean and work in close collaboration with SIPA faculty, administrators and staff in fulfilling the SIPA campaign goal. Providing leadership and management to a staff of seven is a critical component to this role as is continuing the work of building relationships with alumni, family and friends who have an interest in SIPA's mission. The Associate Dean will also manage his/her own portfolio and will create and execute strategies that effectively cultivate, solicit and close gifts either through the Dean's engagement or independently. With donors and prospects working and living around the world, some travel is required. The Associate Dean must have experience working with high net worth individuals and a track record of success in engaging, soliciting and stewarding complex gifts. A keen interest in the role international and public affairs plays to advance solutions to critical global issues is essential to a candidate's success.

To apply or to refer candidates please contact Megan Abbett, Senior Consultant, or Jon Derek Croteau, Ed.D., Vice President for Client Relations, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at http://bit.ly/ColumbiaAssociateDean

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/vxgzx5tphzbkzrkq
PI104554812


Date Posted: September 26, 2018

Senior Assistant Director, Development

American Museum Of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is seeking a Senior Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Management who will report directly to the Director of Prospect Research and Management. The Senior Assistant Director will be an integral member of the Prospect Research and Management Team and will provide support for the entire Institutional Advancement Department.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Compile detailed, in-depth research profiles on donors and prospects.

- Working with the Director, manage research for select Committee meetings and maintain content for associated 1-pagers and blurbs.

- Analyze and synthesize accumulated information to assess financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity, and connections to the American Museum of Natural History.

- Working with the Director, manage, prioritize, and track departmental research requests and follow-up actions.

- With the Director, work with Gift Officers to provide recommendations on solicitation strategies, where appropriate.

- Assist Director with quarterly Gift Officer Portfolio Reviews.

- Work with the Director on the maintenance of prospect management system, including donor rating systems.

- Use data analytics to help inform the creation and modification of Gift Officer portfolios, and when developing prospect lists.

- Maintain the Research Team to-do list, including tracking research requests and follow-up actions.

- Proactively create, and subsequently maintain, prospect lists for exhibitions and special projects.

- Master the use of external informational databases including Relationship Science, Lexis Nexis, iWave, and Research Point.

- Manage Research Team and respond to urgent requests if/when Director is unavailable.

- Staff Institutional Advancement events in the evening as needed.

Required Qualifications:

- Five years of related work experience.

- Bachelor’s Degree required.

- Exceptional communication skills, both written, and verbal.

- Ability to think analytically and work within tight deadlines.

- Strong background in qualitative and quantitative research methods, and familiarity with financial markets and institutions.

- Mastery of Microsoft Office Suite.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Familiarity with relational databases; specifically, Raiser’s Edge and Tessitura.

- Experience programming with SQL a plus.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1299456

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Museum does not discriminate with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, marital status, partnership status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, current or former participation in the uniformed services, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin, or on account of any other basis prohibited by applicable City, State, or Federal law.

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Date Posted: September 20, 2018

Loyal Donor Officer

The Nature Conservancy

Phoenix, AZ 85020 or Tucson, AZ 85719

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity; therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Want to help save the planet? One quarter of The Nature Conservancy’s funding comes from supporters who have named our organization a beneficiary of their estate plans. Many long-time donors make a gift in their will or trust to their favorite charities to ensure that the work they believe in will continue beyond their lifetime. The Conservancy considers these donors an important part of our “family” and invests the funds from these gifts in critical work to conserve lands and waters around the world for future generations. Join our team in a new initiative to build a meaningful stewardship and cultivation program for our loyal donors and help raise even more of these gifts critical to our conservation mission. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is highly motivated, loves interacting with diverse constituencies and supporters, and is interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.

The Loyal Donor Program is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as Loyal Donor Officer in Arizona. This position works closely with fundraising staff to secure bequest notifications, steward our most loyal supporters, and uncover major and planned gift potential. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have experience working with donors, and has exceptional attention to detail. The Loyal Donor Officer will apply knowledge of our local, regional, and global conservation projects to their donor-centric approach to cultivation and solicitation of loyal donors. To be successful and happy in this position, candidates should have a strong interest in working with donors, an interest in learning about our organization’s conservation priorities and planned giving, and be available to travel when needed. We value collaborative approaches, diverse perspectives, and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.

  • Experience building relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.

  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.

  • Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles and practices.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual; multi-cultural; cross cultural experience and background an asset.

  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.

  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.

  • Ability to implement and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.

  • Major gift and direct fundraising experience.

  • Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, specifically planned giving.

  • High level of self-motivation and ability to work independently.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and build long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.

This position will be based in Phoenix or the Tucson, AZ office. We offer a competitive salary with great benefits. Positions start between $62,000 and $71,000, depending on geographic location. For a complete position description and to apply, visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID #46686.

Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST on October 17th, 2018.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, Disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.


Date Posted: September 17, 2018

Planned Giving

Germantown Friends School 

Germantown Friends School is seeking a results-oriented and donor-centered individual to serve as Planned Giving Officer. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic Advancement office during the preparation for a transformational campaign focused on innovation in teaching and learning. The successful individual is creative and systematic in their approach to working with their portfolio, and can engage and inspire prospective donors and volunteers. The Advancement team works strategically and collaboratively with School leadership, colleagues across campus, and volunteers to raise funds for programmatic, endowment, and capital priorities.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects and current donors.

  • Develop, implement and drive cultivation and solicitation strategies to help advance and close outright and planned gifts to the school.

    • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure, making face to face solicitations and involving additional staff and volunteers when needed.

    • Support solicitation activities of the Head of School, Chief Advancement Officer, School Committee (trustee) leadership, and colleagues, specifically advising on planned giving strategies.

  • Manage prospect tracking and correspondence in order to monitor progress toward assigned goals.

    • Ensure that database is up to date with all actions, contact reports and proposals statuses so that progress towards goals can be tracked and shared.

  • Meet metrics as assigned, including goals for meetings

  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure that annual operating gifts, outright gifts and planned gifts are part of a holistic philanthropic approach with donors.

  • Work with colleagues to ensure that planned giving strategies are an active part of reunion planning.

  • Manage planned giving marketing program and relationship with external planned giving consultants.

  • Develop planned giving prospect pipeline through responses to marketing program outreach; respond to requests for planned giving illustrations and information.

  • Coordinate stewardship activities with planned gift donors, including membership in the Open Door Society.

  • Participate in Plus Delta Partners training focused on the Discipline of Frontline Fundraising.

Requirements

  • A minimum of five years of progressive Planned Giving, Development or related experience.

  • A proven track record of success in initiating contact with prospective donors/clients as well as participating in individual cultivation and solicitation for fundraising campaigns.

  • Desire to master the intricacies of planned giving required. Knowledge of various planned giving vehicles and tax implications desirable but not required

  • The ability to articulate the priorities and programs of Germantown Friends School, and identify and understand the philanthropic interests of donors.

  • An understanding of and appreciation for independent school education and the mission and values of Germantown Friends School.

  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally.

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.

  • Proficiency in Windows, Raiser’s Edge (or a comparable relational database) and Excel is preferred.  

ABOUT GERMANTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL

Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school, serving early childhood‐12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, visit www.germantownfriends.org.

Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate 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 status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references by September 30 to: resumes@germantownfriends.org


Date Posted: September 17, 2018

MAJOR GIFTS

Germantown Friends School

Germantown Friends School is seeking a results-oriented and donor-centered individual to serve as Major Gifts Officer. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic Advancement office during the preparation for a transformational campaign focused on innovation in teaching and learning. The successful individual is creative and systematic in their approach to working with their portfolio, and can engage and inspire prospective donors and volunteers.  The Advancement team works strategically and collaboratively with school leadership, colleagues across campus, and volunteers to raise funds for programmatic, endowment, and capital priorities.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit a portfolio of approximately 200 prospects and current donors.

  • Develop, implement and drive cultivation and solicitation strategies to secure gifts focused in the $100,000–$1,000,000 range.

    • Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure, making face-to-face solicitations and involving additional staff and volunteers when needed.

    • Support solicitation activities of the Head of School, Chief Advancement Officer, and School Committee (trustee) leadership.

  • Manage prospect tracking and correspondence in order to monitor progress toward assigned goals.

    • Ensure that database is up-to-date with all actions, contact reports, and proposals statuses so that progress towards goals can be tracked and shared.

  • Meet metrics as assigned, including goals for meetings,

  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure that annual operating gifts and planned gifts are part of a holistic philanthropic approach with donors.

  • Participate in Plus Delta Partners training focused on the Discipline of Frontline Fundraising. 

Requirements

  • A minimum of five years of progressive fundraising, financial services, marketing/sales experience or related, preferably with experience in an educational environment.

  • A proven track record of success in initiating contact with prospective donors/clients as well as participating in individual cultivation and solicitation.

  • The ability to articulate the priorities and programs of Germantown Friends School, and identify and understand the philanthropic interests of donors.

  • An understanding of and appreciation for independent school education and the mission and values of Germantown Friends School.

  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally.

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.

  • Proficiency in Windows, Raiser’s Edge (or a comparable relational database) and Excel is preferred.  

ABOUT GERMANTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL

Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school, serving early childhood‐12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles. For more information about the school, visit www.germantownfriends.org.

Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff. The school does not discriminate 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 status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references by September 30 to resumes@germantownfriends.org


Date Posted: September 14, 2018

Major Gift Officer

McLean Hospital

Major Gift Officer - (3073885)

Description

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond.  Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.

GENERAL SUMMARY

The Major Gift Officer (MGO), will be part of a dynamic 15-person staff raising ~$15 million annually at McLean Hospital, a Harvard-affiliated psychiatric research and teaching hospital located on a beautiful 200-acre campus just west of Boston. The MGO will play an integral role in helping McLean meet its fundraising goals by applying superior relationship-building skills, mature judgment, strategic thinking and tactics, and excellent writing abilities to the major gift activities of the hospital.

The MGO will have a specific focus on fundraising for key areas at McLean which could include women’s mental health, leadership in planned giving, child and adolescent psychiatry., or others. The MGO will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of 100+ major donors ($10,000 and above, including six- and seven-figure gifts) from grateful patients, families and others interested in the work of McLean (clinical care, research and education/training). The MGO will be expected to become familiar with McLean’s strategic plan and the related priorities. S/he will work closely with the Director of Development, Vice President of Development, President, Board of Trustees, Division Chiefs and other key staff, physicians and volunteers to further connect current and potential major donors with the mission of McLean Hospital. 

Interested applicants can apply directly online at https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3073885&lang=en

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Development Officer, Major Gifts will

I. Manage an active portfolio of 100-125 donors and prospects, by:

a) Qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals for major gifts of $10,000+, including planned gifts and family foundation grants (individual revenue goals will be discussed and agreed upon). 

b) Coordinating and conducting face-to-face meetings with donors, prospects, volunteers and key constituencies. Minimal travel required.

c) Working with clinicians, researchers and staff from assigned beats (i.e. clinical or research areas) to identify and qualify top prospects, develop and articulate funding opportunities, prepare proposals and solicit gifts.

d) Recording and tracking activity in Raiser’s Edge.

II. Build effective working relationships with senior management, clinicians and researchers to understand and represent current funding priorities.

III. Develop and write funding proposals. 

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of seven years of development experience with three or more years in major gift fundraising.

  • Experience in academic medical or research institutions strongly preferred; campaign and planned giving experience a plus. 

  • Proven track record of successful major gift solicitations of $10,000+ and demonstrated success in personally cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts.

  • Demonstrated success in identifying prospects, building constituent relationships and following through using a variety of communication and technology tools.

  • Aptitude for producing strategic, high-level communications aimed at strengthening affiliations between constituents and an organization.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office systems and software.  Raiser’s Edge experience preferred. 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build successful professional relationships within and across departments and institutions.

  • Superb written and oral communication skills and intellectual curiosity; the ability to understand complex scientific and medical information and then synthesize and communicate this information to diverse constituencies in an effective and compelling manner.

  • Mature professional judgment.

  • Analytical thinking capacity.

  • Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner and in collaboration with others.

  • Superior follow-through and ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong organizational capabilities.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.

  • Unflinching integrity seasoned with humor, perspective and wisdom.

All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes. 

Interested applicants can apply directly online at https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3073885&lang=en

EEO Statement 

It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.


Date Posted: September 14, 2018

Development Coordinator, Events

McLean Hospital

Development Coordinator, Events - (3072815)

Description

McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond.  Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.

Contribute your expertise to a mission-driven academic medical environment by joining McLean Hospital. Ranked the nation’s top freestanding psychiatric hospital, McLean offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a cohesive and dedicated 15-person development team during a comprehensive campaign. Located on a beautiful 200-acre campus minutes from downtown Boston, McLean is a preeminent research and teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare.

Interested applicants can apply directly online at https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3072815&lang=en

SUMMARY:

The McLean Development Office currently runs numerous stewardship events designed to build relationships with donors and identify new prospects. The Development Coordinator, Events will work closely with the Development Officer, Volunteer Engagement and the Chief Development Officer to plan and execute events of various sizes and ensure that appropriate follow-up is conducted. The Development Coordinator, Events will be responsible for implementing and managing events for targeted groups of donors and potential donors for the purposes of cultivating and stewarding major and principal gifts, and for exploring the feasibility of expanding current events as well as creating new events both locally and nationally. The Development Coordinator, Events will also support McLean’s volunteer ambassador groups, with the goal of furthering and deepening engagement with these various groups.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Development Officer will have a broad range of responsibilities, including the following:

  • Cultivation and Stewardship Events: Working closely with the Development Officer, Volunteer Engagement, the Development Coordinator, Events will be responsible for coordinating and managing various aspects of the following events:

    • The annual National Council meeting, a two-day event for major donors comprised of an educational program, a dinner for 80 people and a lunch for approximately 175 people.

    • The McLean Annual Dinner, attended by 300 or more donors, prospects and senior hospital staff.

    • The annual Board of Visitors meeting, a half-day educational event and reception for approximately 60 attendees.

    • The On Women’s Minds luncheon series for members of the Women’s Mental Health Leadership Council, donors and prospective donors.

    • Multiple small donor cultivation dinners and niche events both locally and nationally, typically involving major donors, trustees, National Council members and individuals new to McLean.

Duties Include:

  • Implement the strategic and long-range plans in the area of donor events with a commitment to excellence, originality and relevance to McLean’s audiences;

  • Manage invitation lists and RSVPs;

  • Coordinate facilities and volunteer efforts;

  • Adhere to event budgets;

  • Coordinate interaction between external vendors and internal departments;

  • Develop messaging for programs, including the creation of invitations, event-related materials, briefing books;

  • Coordinate presentation materials and technology needs of speakers;

  • Communicate with key stakeholders on budget, attendance and event logistics;

  • Manage all day-of-event logistics, coordinate efforts of development office staff in support of events;

  • Evaluate event attendance and ensure the integrity of information about individual participants;

  • Manage follow-up activities for all events with the goal of strengthening donor engagement, identifying and following up with new prospects, and increasing opportunities for volunteer involvement;

  • Represent McLean on the Partners-wide Events Council, developing relationships with counterparts in peer institutions, as well as in the meetings and hospitality industry for benchmarking and awareness of leading methods, techniques and trends.

  • Volunteer Engagement: Working closely with the Development Officer, Volunteer Engagement, and the Communications Officer, the Development Coordinator, Events will be responsible for coordinating various activities around McLean’s volunteer ambassador groups aimed at furthering engagement and deepening relationships with members:

    • Foster strategies for deeper engagement among McLean’s Board of Visitors.

    • Coordinate tracking and renewal systems for ambassador groups.

    • Coordinate feedback surveys for ambassador groups; analyze feedback with an eye toward implementing key findings in future activities and communications.

    • Coordinate and maintain content for online portals dedicated to respective ambassador groups.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Proven ability to plan, manage and execute fundraising events for top donors and prospects, corporate leaders and senior management

  • Knowledge of fundraising and donor relations, strategic planning, project management, and database management

  • Organized, articulate; flexible and open to many ideas; creative, resourceful, team player

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills

  • Superior attention to detail and ability to execute to the highest standards

  • Excellent professional judgment

  • Independent project management experience and demonstrated ability to work effectively with third-party vendors

  • Exceptional ability to build professional relationships across departments and institutions

  • Resourceful self-starter with superior follow-through and ability to meet deadlines

  • Ability to flourish in a fast-paced and demanding environment

  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word; knowledge of databases (Raiser’s Edge) preferred

  • Willingness to travel occasionally

WORKING CONDITIONS: Busy public office, business dress, minimal patient contact

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.

Qualifications

  • Event management experience, including direct responsibility for conceiving, managing and executing high-quality donor events

  • Bachelor’s degree required

All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.

Interested applicants can apply directly online at https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=3072815&lang=en

EEO Statement 

It is the policy of McLean Hospital to affirmatively provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment and existing employees without regard to their race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or a condition related to pregnancy including, but not limited to, lactation or the need to express breast milk for a nursing child, or any other basis that would be in violation of any applicable law or regulation.


Date Posted: September 12, 2018

Major Gifts Officer 4 (Director of Major Gifts)

Pennsylvania State University

Focusing on a strategic initiative of “Advancing the Arts” as a part of Penn State's current fundraising 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 in supporting the University's vision for the Museum of Art to relocate to a new state-of-the-art facility and serve as a visible anchor for a new University cultural center- an interdisciplinary space intended to further elevate a collaborative approach around STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)- located near The Arboretum at Penn State. Reporting directly to the College of Arts and Architecture Director of Development and working closely with the college's dean and museum director, 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 focused on the capital investment for a new fine art museum as the next phase of a University cultural center;

  • 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 twelve visits per month;

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

  • Articulate the art museum's and future cultural center's needs, values, and ambitions - reflecting Penn State's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion - 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, particularly in facilities and/or arts-related fundraising;

  • 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;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education;

  • A dedication to and understanding of the skills required to build relationships with diverse communities;

  • A commitment to professional development, learning, and being mentored.

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 possibility of re-funding. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit http://giveto.psu.edu. Information about the College of Arts and Architecture and the Palmer Museum of Art is available at http://artsandarchitecture.psu.edu and http://palmermuseum.psu.edu.

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 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.

Last year, donors inspired by the campaign's vision made $362.9 million in new commitments, the highest total in Penn State history and the second year in a row of commitments surpassing $300 million. FY2017-2018 also broke the institutional record for receipts, with a total of $322.7 million.

Much work remains ahead if the campaign is to reach its five-year, $1.6 billion goal. The Division of Development and Alumni Relations has established an innovative, performance-based incentive plan that enables employees to earn a bonus of up to 9 percent of their base salary in each remaining year of the campaign.

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 at http://recruitment.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.

Penn State is also committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are concerned uniquely with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just University. Learn more at http://equity.psu.edu/diversity-resources.

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 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 mailto:drewkovacs@psu.edu

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1292166

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: September 12, 2018

Associate Director of Development I, Georgia Program

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

POSITION PROFILE

Associate Director of Development I, Georgia Program 

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity, therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Georgia team. The work of this position will help conserve critical lands, secure clean and abundant water, and plan for a stronger coast and healthier ocean. This position fundraises major gifts for the Georgia chapter and the larger Conservancy organization (representing North American and global priorities).

We are looking for a team player who can work closely with the development team to plan, implement, and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for potential and current donors, including corporations, foundations, and individuals. This position is a member of the Georgia development team and reports to the director of development. The successful candidate will manage and grow a donor portfolio over the course of a three-year comprehensive campaign for The Nature Conservancy in Georgia. We appreciate collaborative approaches and encourage innovative ideas and recommendations.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years related experience or an equivalent combination.

  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.

  • Experience in asking for and closing gifts of $25,000 or more.

  • Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, preferably in a large non-profit.

  • Experience working with fundraising principles and practices.

Desired Qualifications

  • Fundraising campaign experience appreciated.

  • Ability to design and manage fundraising plans, including individualized cultivation, solicitation and recognition plans.

  • Ability to determine an individual’s interests, capacity and potential for helping the Conservancy meet its goals, and act appropriately to tie those interests with the Conservancy’s work.

  • Ability to educate and inform prospective and existing donors about appropriate giving vehicles.

  • Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts or planned-giving.

  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate donors and volunteers.

  • Proven ability to negotiate complex, high-profile or sensitive agreements.

  • Working knowledge of charitable gift planning.

  • Cross cultural; multi-cultural; multi-lingual skills, background or experience valued.

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale. 

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy’s approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit http://www.nature.org/careers to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46816 by 11:59 PM, ET on 9/14/2018. Please note that the position will be in Atlanta, GA.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.


Date Posted: September 12, 2018

Advancement and Giving Specialist 5 (Director of Campus Development)

Pennsylvania State University Brandywine Campus

Media, Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State University seeks a Director of Campus Development for its Brandywine Campus. Located in Media Pennsylvania, Penn State Brandywine is a Commonwealth Campus of approximately 1,400 students offering 12 baccalaureate degrees, 11 minors, two associate degrees, as well as internships, undergraduate research and international study programs. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Development at Penn State, University Park, and has a close working relationship with the Campus Chancellor. As a member of the University Development team you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising programs in the country. Penn State is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research University. We are dedicated to fostering change required to realize a more socially and just University that values inclusion as a core strength and essential element of our public service mission. Key Responsibilities: The Director will

- Provide leadership and direction to all aspects of the development programs at the campus;

- Develops annual fundraising goals and directs activities in support of achieving goals and objectives;

- Works collaboratively with campus leadership, campus advisory board, c campaign committee volunteers, and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success;

- Build and foster relationships with increasingly diverse internal and external stakeholders;

- Lead the campus' development efforts to successfully identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and friends;

- Complete a total of twelve monthly visits with prospects and donors;

- Manage a development budget;

- Develop and present proposals;

- Interpret research information pertinent to relationship building with potential donors;

- Possess the ability to think and act strategically;

- Work collaboratively with campus leadership, staff, volunteers and donors to create and implement plans to secure philanthropic gifts from $2,500 to $99,999, as well as major gifts at $100,000+.

The successful candidate should have:

- A track record of exceeding fundraising goals;

- Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills;

- Proven ability to self-motivate, ability to work independently, as well as be a member of a team, are integral;

- Have a passion for higher education, understand complex organizations;

- Exhibit a willingness to engage and collaborate with diverse communities.

Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Master's degree is preferred. Candidates should possess fundraising or related experience. This position requires travel and operation of a motor vehicle. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good 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 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 at http://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.

Penn State is also committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research institution. We are concerned uniquely with the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more socially just University. Learn more at http://equity.psu.edu/diversity-resources.

This position is based at the Brandywine campus, located outside of Philadelphia, PA. Visit http://brandywine.psu.edu for more information.

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 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 mailto:drewkovacs@psu.edu.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1289435

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: September 10, 2018

VICE PRESIDENT FOR UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT

Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, Ohio

Ohio Wesleyan University seeks an energetic, experienced, and innovative leader with proven success in the advancement field to serve as its next Vice President for University Advancement (VPUA). The VPUA will be a seasoned advancement professional with the ability to connect her or his passions for fundraising and external engagement to the University's mission and values.

Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, nationally-ranked, residential liberal arts college of 1,600 students founded in 1842 and located on 200 beautiful acres in Delaware, Ohio. The charming city of Delaware retains its small-town qualities while benefiting from its close proximity to downtown Columbus, just 30 minutes from campus. It is situated in Delaware County, which is among the top 20 fastest-growing areas in the country.

The VPUA will join an experienced administration and advancement team during a pivotal time at the institution when unprecedented success has been achieved. The current $200 million campaign, Connect Today, Create Tomorrow, stands a year ahead of goal and on target to exceed expectations. This is with thanks to highly engaged alumni and donors and the tireless efforts of the team members and volunteers who have executed a strong strategic plan with aplomb. OWU's vibrant campus community, with its passion for life and learning in a global context, is eager to engage and support the new VPUA.

Reporting to the President, this cabinet- level position will serve as the University's chief advancement officer with key responsibilities for alumni relations, campaign management, advancement strategic planning, board and presidential support, and the launch of the new Career Connection program. The VPUA will provide leadership and mentoring to a staff of 38 in the offices of development, annual giving, alumni relations, donor relations, career services, and advancement operations. The VPUA will be a visionary leader who values transparency, innovation, and creativity, and is well-versed in current relationship-driven fundraising and engagement strategies and tactics.

For a more-detailed description of the opportunity, please visit: OWU VP University Advancement Position Description

Review of candidates will begin immediately. For best consideration, please send all confidential nominations, inquiries, and expressions of interest to:

Ms. Julie E. Tea, Partner

Ms. Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, LP

OWUadvancement@storbecksearch.com

Ohio Wesleyan University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and encourages all interested applicants, including women and minorities, to apply (EEOE).


Date Posted: September 10, 2018

Vice President of Development

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Organization

With its upcoming centennial celebration in 2022, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) continues to serve as one of the country’s most vibrant and innovative ensembles. Enriching lives through a passion for musical excellence and a commitment to New Jersey, its people, and its communities, the NJSO has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal as “a vital, artistically significant musical organization,” led by Music Director Xian Zhang—a “dynamic podium presence.” The New York Times has praised Zhang for her “technical abilities, musicianship, and maturity.”

The NJSO enjoys a unique collaborative culture between its musicians, board, and staff. Its Music Director, President & CEO, and board leadership embrace their roles as fundraisers. A dedicated and experienced administrative team, an engaged and generous 50-member board of trustees, a five-year contract with its musicians, and a comprehensive new strategic plan have positioned the NJSO for exciting growth and the launch of a $50 million campaign, culminating with its 100th anniversary season.

As an anchor institution committed to the revitalization of downtown Newark, where 3,000 jobs have been added in the last year and more than $2 billion in commercial investments have been made, the NJSO is one of 17 nonprofits currently working in partnership with corporate philanthropists and city government to spearhead a model of inclusive economic growth. A mission-driven leader with statewide reach, the NJSO serves as the resident orchestra of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, with additional performance series in five other outstanding venues across New Jersey. With over 140,000 guests attending more than 160 performances each year, and numerous partnerships with arts organizations, universities, and civic organizations, the NJSO enjoys broad support from approximately 3,000 donors and 6,000 subscribers.

At the forefront of addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the orchestral industry, the NJSO has built one of the most comprehensive arts education and community engagement programs in the state. The NJSO offers a large variety of programs and presentations, including Concerts for Young People, NJSO Youth Orchestras, and NJSO CHAMPS (Character, Achievement, and Music Project), an intensive education program inspired by the Venezuelan social change and music education program El Sistema.

The NJSO’s current annual operating budget is $13 million, with a total contributed revenue goal of $8.5 million. 

Community

The NJSO serves a broad cross-section of communities and constituencies across New Jersey. Its long-time administrative home is Newark, New Jersey. As the financial, commercial, and transportation nucleus of the Garden State, as well as its largest city, Newark and its surrounding communities offer a cosmopolitan lifestyle, boasting a wide selection of exceptional dining, shopping, entertainment, and sports venues.

Newark is a thriving cultural hub filled with events and attractions for visitors from near and far. As the state’s premier center for the performing and visual arts, the Newark area offers a rich variety of theater, dance, and music as well as an array of museums and galleries showcasing art and history. According to Arts and Economic Prosperity V, a study conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nonprofit arts and culture sector is a $178 million industry in the City of Newark. In 2017 the SMU National Center for Arts Research ranked Newark as the ninth most arts-vibrant community in the nation out of more than 900 communities surveyed across the country.

Newark is ideally located, with easy access to Manhattan (just eight miles to the east) and Philadelphia. Thanks to exceptional transportation options­—including major air, rail, bus, and highway systems—Newark is among the most conveniently located metropolises in the country. The city is home to more than 280,000 residents and is at the crossroads of New Jersey’s Gateway Region with four million residents. It has long been an important center of higher education, with more than 50,000 students, faculty, and staff filling the six colleges and universities located in its downtown business district.

This historic city is experiencing rapid growth. A multitude of new restaurants and services have opened to support the thousands of residential units recently completed, under construction, or being planned. Already home to numerous Fortune 500 companies, such as Prudential Financial, numerous corporations have recently moved significant operations to Newark, including Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., Audible, and Broadridge Financial Solutions. Newark also offers easy access to many regional attractions, including 61 state parks and forests, 130 miles of beaches, and four professional sports teams.

Sources: bcdcnewark.org; ci.newark.nj.us; newarkarts.org

Position

The NJSO is in a unique position to be a national leader as orchestras invest resources, invigorate governance structures, and create vital programming to enhance their relevance in their diverse communities. The Vice President of Development position at the NJSO will provide an extraordinary opportunity at a pivotal moment in the institution’s storied history for an ambitious and entrepreneurial fundraising professional to lead a dynamic mission-aligned team of staff, volunteers, and artists in the planning and implementation of a multi-year comprehensive campaign.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President of Development will be an integral part of the NJSO’s senior management team. This individual will work closely with organizational and community leadership to expand contributed income and the NJSO’s donor base by building on the strong foundation of successful patron-centered advancement activities already in place. The position will collaborate with and direct nine full-time, highly motivated fundraising professionals and be an effective partner with on-site campaign consultants from CCS Fundraising.

The position will require frequent statewide travel to attend orchestra performances in six subscription venues, events, and meetings with a geographically diverse donor and prospect base.

Roles and Responsibilities

Donor Engagement

  • Inspire and guide the efforts of the development, campaign, special events, and other fundraising or project committees.

  • Develop trust and build relationships with a portfolio of key donors and high-level prospects interested in helping advance the NJSO’s mission.

  • Create and deliver a comprehensive prospecting effort with staff and volunteer teams to identify and engage potential new supporters.

  • Expand the NJSO’s culture of philanthropy by ensuring donors receive ongoing cultivation and stewardship.

  • Be a highly visible presence at NJSO and community functions, setting an example as a proactive advocate for the NJSO and facilitating connections with donors and prospects.

Fostering a Highly Effective and Sustainable Development Operation

  • Serve as a thought leader and partner, collaborating with the NJSO’s executive team, volunteer leadership, and staff to advance key organizational and development strategies to meet or exceed fundraising goals.

  • Efficiently organize and implement a departmental work plan to achieve annual and campaign goals.

  • Direct efforts to refine and implement development initiatives in the NJSO’s strategic plan and focus on achievable objectives to advance long-range departmental goals.

  • Hire, train, supervise, and mentor development staff, mobilize volunteers, and oversee the effective use of financial and technological resources to achieve the organization’s contributed revenue goals and objectives.

  • Set clear expectations with the development staff, motivate and inspire the team, assist in their professional development, and maintain the highest level of professionalism.

  • Ensure appropriate departmental structure to support the ongoing fundraising operations of the NJSO.

  • Assess and refine current development practices to ensure maximum efficiency and results.

Positioning the Department for Success

  • Oversee the production of all development collateral, including copy and design of donor materials, and work closely with the marketing team to ensure consistent branding and messaging.

  • Prepare and monitor revenue and expense budgets, provide accurate reporting and analysis, and oversee the accurate maintenance of donor and prospect records.

  • Lead the staff in utilizing available data to analyze fundraising results and potential opportunities.

  • Develop relationships with all key colleagues and personnel to support annual giving programs, campaign efforts, sponsorships, and special events and to create donor stewardship and recognition opportunities.

Traits and Characteristics

The Vice President of Development will be a confident frontline fundraiser and strategic thinker with a strong passion for music and the arts. The selected individual will bring energy and a well-rounded array of fundraising competencies to inspire, guide, and mentor an effective development team committed to advancing the NJSO’s mission. A creative leader with an optimistic and positive demeanor, the Vice President of Development will be comfortable taking initiative and challenging preconceptions. This self-directed individual will exhibit a drive for excellence and will be motivated by a desire to learn and implement best practices to achieve ambitious fundraising goals. The Vice President of Development will possess keen prospecting skills along with the ability to effectively cultivate and solicit high-level donor prospects.

Other key competencies include:

  • Customer Focus – Displays superior interpersonal and communication skills and articulates strong and compelling messages to generate enthusiasm and financial support among a wide array of stakeholders.

  • Leadership – Develops relationships in positive ways and works effectively with a wide range of people at varying levels of the organization to achieve results.

  • Problem Solving – Anticipates, identifies, and resolves problems or obstacles.

Qualifications

Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, plus a minimum of eight years of progressively responsible senior development expertise in the arts, arts education, or a related field. Experience with a significant capital or endowment campaign is strongly preferred. Candidates should have a well-rounded knowledge of and proven track record in major and individual gifts, institutional support, planned giving, and/or special events. The selected individual will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated capacity to lead and motivate both staff and volunteers, and adeptness in building consensus among a diverse set of stakeholders. Candidates must be proficient with Microsoft Office, along with development CRM systems and software. Experience with and knowledge of the New Jersey donor community will be viewed favorably.

Compensation and Benefits

The NJSO offers competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a benefits package that includes paid time off, a generous health insurance plan, pension, parking, and other employee benefits, as available.

Applications and Inquiries

Please submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred) to:

Mr. Daniel J. Zanella, Senior Consultant

Arts Consulting Group

1040 First Avenue, Suite 352
New York, NY 10022-2991
Tel        (888) 234.4236 Ext. 214
Email    NJSO@ArtsConsulting.com

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer that
welcomes and values diversity, inclusion, and equity in all forms.


Date Posted: September 7, 2018

Vice President, Advancement & Alumni Relations; President, George Mason University Foundation

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

George Mason University is seeking an experienced, visionary leader who will serve as both Vice President, Advancement & Alumni Relations and President, George Mason University Foundation, Inc.

Located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region in Fairfax, Virginia, Mason is a young and innovative university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia's largest public research university, the University is setting the benchmark for bold, transformative learning experience through an experiential and global education that serves the needs of students and communities.

In 2016, George Mason University moved into the highest research category (R-1) as determined by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the top 300 universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities – and top 95 in the United States – Mason has been named one of the top 50 universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education.

The Vice President for Advancement & Alumni Relations and President of the Foundation will join a well-managed organization, celebrating the conclusion of an ambitious and successful campaign. The chosen candidate will report jointly to the President of the University and the Foundation Board of Trustees and have the opportunity to work harmoniously with a multitude of highly engaged and energetic University and Foundation partners.

While these are two distinct and vital positions, in both roles the successful candidate will need to partner with the University President, Foundation Trustees, University senior leadership, and the Board of Visitors and will have the ability to be an adaptable, diplomatic and energetic thought leader who will provide active leadership and guidance in advancing the philanthropic needs of the university. The successful candidate will build and sustain strong and sincere interpersonal relationships both internally and externally, will demonstrate a track record of major and principal gift fundraising success, and will possess the leadership and managerial acumen necessary to inspire and motivate an ambitious, highly-integrated advancement team and program.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

For a more-detailed description of the opportunity, please visit: Position Description GMU VP Advancement, President Foundation

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must include a cover letter detailing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements; resume; and names with contact information of at least five (5) references. Submission of materials as Adobe PDF attachments is strongly encouraged.

Requests for information, written nominations, confidential inquiries, and all application materials should be directed in confidence, to:

Susan VanGilder, Partner
Kenna Boyd, Associate

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates, LP
GMUFoundation@storbecksearch.com

For more information on George Mason University please visit http://www.gmu.edu/

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA824Z at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; a cover letter detailing how the candidate's experiences match the position requirements; resume; and names with contact information of at least five (5) references with contact information.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Date Posted: September 7, 2018

Manager of Individual Giving/Major Gifts Officer (7-18-18)

The Pittsburgh Opera

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Development (DOD), the Manager of Individual Giving/Major Gifts Officer serves as a key leadership team member and is involved in all individual giving fundraising initiatives in partnership with the Director of Development, General Director, and Individual Giving and Data Associate.  The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to build Pittsburgh Opera’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Manager of Individual Giving/Major Gifts Officer will assist in the design and implementation of a comprehensive plan for developing key external alliances by cultivating individual support.

The position will focus on maintaining and building a portfolio of donors, qualifying and soliciting annual fund and major gifts prospects, cultivating current donors and accomplishing a prescribed number of face to face visits with potential donors each fiscal year. The position assumes a supervisory role of the Individual Giving and Data Associate.

Responsibilities:

  • Achieve the budgeted goals for contributed income through gifts from individuals, including new and renewed gifts from members of the Opera’s various constituencies, as well as family foundations and the general public

  • Support and partner with the Director of Development, General Director, and board members on all individual giving fundraising initiatives

  • Actively work with the Director of Development and members of Senior Staff to develop and implement a comprehensive individual giving strategy

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in a fundraising capacity; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)

  • Tangible experience of having solicited and closed five and six-figure gifts,

  • High energy and passion for Pittsburgh Opera’s mission is essential ,

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships; patron focused,

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail,  

  • Proficiency in donor/customer relationship management software, such as Raiser’s Edge or Tessitura (preferred), and the components of Microsoft Office; familiarity with basic bookkeeping and financial accounting,

  • Attendance at performances, rehearsals and events; evening and weekend work is required,

  • Required to travel around the region to visit donors and prospects,

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

Compensation:

The position is full-time exempt. Salary is commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills. Benefits include medical, and vision; paid vacation and holidays. The Pittsburgh Opera is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please respond by email only to Kristin Gatch at kgatch@pittsburghopera.org. Your email should include a cover letter including salary requirements/expectations, your resume and a brief (1-2 page) writing sample.


Date Posted: September 7, 2018

Major Gifts Officer (Assistant/Associate Director of Development)

Pennsylvania State University

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 Assistant or Associate Director of Development to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting the Smeal College of Business, ranked among the top 20 business schools in the country and among the top 100 in the world. Reporting to the college's Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations 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;

  • 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. 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. The successful candidate will also have:

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

  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills;

  • 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. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit http://giveto.psu.edu. Information about Smeal College of Business is available at http://smeal.psu.edu.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1287056

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: September 7, 2018

Major Gifts Officer 4 (Director of Major Gifts, College of Engineering)

Pennsylvania State University

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 Director of Major Gifts to engage alumni and friends as partners in supporting the College of Engineering, one of the nation's leading educators of world-class engineers and leading producers of world-class research. Reporting directly to the Engineering 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.

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.

To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit http://giveto.psu.edu. Information about the College of Engineering is available at http://engr.psu.edu. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree plus five years of work related experience. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1287069

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: September 7, 2018

Major Gifts Officer

Pennsylvania State University

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 the College of Engineering, one of the nation's leading educators of world-class engineers and leading producers of world-class research. Reporting to the Engineering 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 15 to 18 visits per month,

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

The successful candidate will 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 and understanding of diverse audiences and communities.

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. 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. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit http://giveto.psu.edu. Information about the College of Engineering is available at http://engr.psu.edu.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1287073

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: September 7, 2018

Assistant/Associate Director of Development

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA

As Penn State begins a new strategic campaign, A Greater Penn State for 21stCentury Excellence, the University is deepening its investment in fundraising and fundraisers, growing its nationally recognized development operation, and seeking talented, innovative professionals to secure major gifts for areas across the institution. A top frontline fundraiser is needed in the role of Assistant or Associate Director of Development to engage alumni, parents and friends as partners in supporting the Schreyer Honors College, one of the premier honors colleges in the country. Reporting to the Schreyer Honors College 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 including the Schreyer parents community;

  • 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. 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. 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. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. To learn more about philanthropy at Penn State, please visit http://giveto.psu.edu. Information about the Schreyer Honors College is available at http://shc.psu.edu.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1287079

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: September 7, 2018

Advancement and Giving Specialist 4 (Director of Campus Development)

Pennsylvania State University

Penn State Greater Allegheny, located in White Oak, PA 15131

The Pennsylvania State University seeks a Director of Campus Development for its Greater Allegheny Campus. Located in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Greater Allegheny is a Commonwealth Campus of approximately 600 students, offering eleven baccalaureate degrees and three associate degree programs. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Development at Penn State, University Park, and has a close working relationship with the campus chancellor. As a member of the University Development team you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising programs in the country. Penn State is committed to ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the success of a world-class research University. We are dedicated to fostering institutional change required to realize a more socially just University that values inclusion as a core strength and essential element of our public service mission.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and direction to all aspects of the development programs at the campus.

  • Develops annual goal-setting and fundraising plans and directs activities in support of achieving goals and objectives.

  • Work collaboratively with campus leadership, campus advisory board, campaign committee volunteers, and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success.

  • Build and foster relationships with increasingly diverse internal and external stakeholders.

  • Lead campus' development efforts to successfully identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and friends.

  • Complete a total of twelve monthly visits with prospects and donors.

  • Manage a development budget.

  • Develop and present formal proposals.

  • Interpret research information pertinent to relationship building with potential donors.

  • Possess a capacity to think and act strategically.

  • Work collaboratively with campus leadership, staff, volunteers and donors to create and implement plans to secure philanthropic gifts (at a $2,500 to $99,999 level), as well as major gifts ($100,000+).

Typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A master's degree is preferred. Candidates should possess one to two (plus) years of fundraising or related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful candidate should have:

  • A track record of exceeding fundraising goals.

  • Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Proven abilities to self-motivate and work independently, as well as part of a team, are integral.

  • A passion for higher education and understanding of complex organizations.

  • Willingness to engage and collaborate with diverse 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://greaterpennstate.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 at http://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 Greater Allegheny campus, located in McKeesport, PA, just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Visit http://greaterallegheny.psu.edu for more information.

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 mailto:drewkovacs@psu.edu.

Apply online at http://apptrkr.com/1287066

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: September 7, 2018

Associate Vice President of Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs

Duke Health

Durham, North Carolina

www.duke.edu

Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs (DHDAA) is the fundraising arm of Duke Health and seeks to secure philanthropic support across all of Duke Health, pursuing the goals of the Schools of Medicine and Nursing, the hospitals, clinical and basic sciences departments; as well as hallmark programs such as the Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Children's, the Eye Center, and the Heart Center. Following the success of the university-wide Duke Forward campaign, DHDAA created a comprehensive strategic plan, Advancing Philanthropy for Duke Health 2019-2021, to provide a three-year roadmap for Duke Health's fundraising growth.

The Associate Vice President is a senior leadership role for Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs and is responsible for the strategic oversight and successful execution of the crucial philanthropic components of DHDAA's mission. Reporting to the Vice President of DHDAA, the AVP will ensure the successful implementation of DHDAA's Strategic Plan, with a focus on the overarching priorities, goals, and activities that drive and impact Philanthropy. S/He will lead key program areas and promote steady growth in fundraising, including major and individual gifts, planned giving, and foundation and corporate support. The AVP will serve as ar thought leader for the Executive Leadership Team, and foster a culture of philanthropy across Duke Health and increase strategic collaboration with Duke University colleagues. A minimum of 15 years of demonstrated fundraising results in major, leadership, and principal gifts is required, along with senior-level management experience in a complex academic medical center.

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

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PI104206085


Date Posted: September 6, 2018

Assistant Director of Development

UCLA Medical Education & Scholarship Programs

UCLA Health is among the most comprehensive and advanced health care systems in the world. Together, UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA strive every day to be a model that redefines the standard of excellence in health care. It is our integrated mission to provide state-of-the-art patient care, train top medical professionals, and support pioneering research and discovery. The Medical Education and Scholarship Programs help UCLA recruit some of the nation's best medical and graduate students, lifting the burden of debt and facilitating pursuit of career paths aligned with their passions, including dual-degree programs and scholarly research, and support associated initiatives identified as priorities by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA's Vice Dean for Education. Driving these efforts is the ability to raise funds that advance patient care, medical education and research.

As the Assistant Director of Development for Medical Education and Scholarship Programs, you will work closely with the Director of Medical Education and Scholarship Programs to help implement a comprehensive development program that addresses specific needs and priorities for medical education and scholarship initiatives, particularly as they relate to donor cultivation and stewardship; data collection, culling, synthesis and forecasting; and annual and special giving. You will strategically analyze and interpret complex data and translate it as appropriate as a tool for stewardship and vehicle for donor communications. Ideal candidates for this role will have a keen understanding of the impact of data and its intricate relationship with the fundraising efforts of the Medical Education & Scholarship Programs' work to develop targeted stewardship and cultivation projects and initiatives. As the Assistant Director, you will work with the Director of the Medical Alumni Association and other key staff and faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine to gain a deep understanding of the scope of medical education necessary to execute appropriate donor strategies for the aligned priorities and goals of Medical Education & Scholarship Programs.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have at least two years of progressively responsible development experience or prior experience in a related field such as sales, marketing and business development. You will also possess a working knowledge of the principles and practices of development, including stewardship and annual giving, at a major research university or institution of equivalent complexity. In addition to being proficient in Microsoft Office and intrigued by new software applications, you will have excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing; well-developed people skills; and grace under the pressure of deadlines and multi-tasking.

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

For a more detailed description of this position please visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Development Positions” to view requisition #27912.

Application link:  http://developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1691      

Salary:  $63,600 to $66,000 annually plus benefits


Date Posted: September 4, 2018

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)

The University of Utah invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA). 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA) serves as the chief strategist in seeking philanthropic support for the institution. The VPIA plays a major leadership role in planning, organizing, managing, and resourcing the University’s development and alumni relations programs, including a recently launched major comprehensive campaign.

The VPIA works directly with the president, vice presidents, deans, and directors to establish fundraising priorities and strengthen both the central development effort, as well as development efforts at the college and unit levels to increase private support for University priorities.

The University of Utah is among the nation’s top 25 public universities in attracting private resources for investment in its programs, capital needs, and endowment.  It has been actively raising private funds for more than four decades and has completed three successful comprehensive campaigns. Volunteer leadership at the University is strong, including its Board of Trustees, National Advisory Council, and experienced volunteer boards at the college and unit levels. This is a time of great excitement at the University because of the very positive leadership being provided by the University’s new President, Ruth V. Watkins.

The University seeks a Vice President for Institutional Advancement who will provide expertise, energy, a fresh perspective and new approaches to all facets of a modern, successful and constantly striving program of advancement for a top national research university and Utah’s flagship university.

Qualities and Qualifications
The University seeks an outstanding leader in the advancement field with proven success in fundraising, particularly in principal gifts, alumni relations, and capital or comprehensive campaigns.  The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive expertise in all areas of development, a commitment to and knowledge of higher education, and experience in building and leading high performing development teams.  The successful candidate will be comfortable with a variety of cultures, demonstrating respect and tolerance.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Inspiring and clear communication skills, able to establish strong relationships with staff, faculty, donors, alumni, the business community, government and other constituencies;

  • The ability to articulate the University of Utah’s mission, vision, needs, and aspirations with enthusiasm and clarity;

  • The ability to understand and work effectively within the complexities of a major research university;

  • Experience with alumni relations including the coordination of alumni functions with development efforts;

  • Integrity and high ethical standards;

  • Strong analytical and strategic planning skills;

  • Creativity and a willingness to explore new ideas and approaches;

  • The ability to motivate and lead people through change;

  • A commitment to efficiency and performance;

  • Global knowledge and local understanding;

  • A commitment to intellectual development and academic pursuits.

Minimum qualifications will include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education required; master’s preferred;

  • At least 10 years of progressively more responsible experience in advancement, with a proven track record of success at the college or institutional level;

  • At least five years of experience in higher education, at a comprehensive institution; with at least 10,000 students preferred;

  • Experience holding a major role, including securing seven-figure gifts, in a comprehensive campaign of at least $250M.

Interested parties should apply by October 7, 2018. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and references with email addresses and telephone numbers. All applications, nominations, and inquiries will be held confidential. References will not be contacted without prior authorization from applicants. Application review will begin immediately. Initial interviews are expected to occur in mid-October.

Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Summit Search Solutions, Inc.:

BETH BALDINO
Sr. Consultant
Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: 828-645-8967
Mobile: 828-216-6606
bbaldino@summitsearchsolutions.com

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status.


Date Posted: September 1, 2018

Development Officer

Winthrop University

The Division of University Advancement at Winthrop University, a highly ranked public, comprehensive university, seeks a 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 has a long-standing tradition of serving and educating African American and first-generation students. It 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

Reporting to the Vice President for University Advancement, the Development Officer manages a portfolio of approximately 150 prospects who, through engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, 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.

For detailed information on the position (No. 201920), please go to the Winthrop website (https://www.winthrop.edu/hr/staff/); to apply, go to the NeoGov website at www.jobs.sc.gov.  


Date Posted: September 1, 2018

Director, Regional Clubs & Affinity Groups

Rhode Island School of Design

Job Title: Director, Regional Clubs & Affinity Groups

Job Summary (Overview)

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the country’s preeminent art and design school, located in historic Providence, RI, is seeking a Director of Regional Clubs & Affinity Groups to join its Office of Alumni Relations.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Family Programs, the Director of Regional Clubs and Affinity Groups is responsible for increasing alumni engagement, with a focus on expanding participation in alumni clubs in major markets and developing an alumni affinity program. The Director, Regional Clubs and Affinity Groups will develop and implement best in class alumni programs using data analytics and engagement metrics to measure success and lead the exploration and implementation of innovative ways to engage alumni of all ages and multiple affinities in support of the mission and goals of Institutional Engagement.

Job Qualifications Required

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

  • At least five years progressively responsible Alumni Relations and/or Development experience with a minimum of two years managing and fostering productive relationships with leadership volunteers and ability to help them develop leadership skills.

  • Must demonstrate sensitivity to students, staff, faculty, alumni of varying backgrounds, including but not limited to, racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, ability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic.

  • Strong time management skills. Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and under deadlines.

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated experience with alumni and development databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and strong computer skills in programs such as Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

  • Ability to write persuasively and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Strategic, organized, and effective manager, with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and engaging nature.

  • Knowledge of, or experience with digital, social media, and diverse mediums of communication.

  • Ability to comfortably and effectively speak in public and make presentations in meetings.

  • Ability to interact and correspond professionally with senior staff and distinguished alumni.

  • Ability to manage and monitor budgets and expenses.

To learn more and apply, please visit http://careers.risd.edu/postings/1921

EEO Statement

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Date Posted: September 1, 2018

Director of Development

The Nature Conservancy

Lansing, MI

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE Director of Development, Michigan Chapter

LOCATION Lansing, MI

POSTING DATE August 21, 2018

ABOUT US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 70 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.  Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

SUMMARY

The Michigan Director of Development (DOD) leads a comprehensive, top-in-class development program that secures significant philanthropic resources from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support The Nature Conservancy’s priorities in Michigan, in North America and around the world. They must be a proven strong and inspiring leader, a successful major and principal gifts fundraiser with skill in designing and executing complex donor strategies, and experienced in program management. The DOD oversees all major gifts functions, which includes managing multi-year fundraising campaigns, planned giving, major- and principal- gift fundraising, donor prospecting and research, and stewardship. The DOD recruits, develops, and inspires a staff of high-performing philanthropy professionals, works closely with the Michigan Board of Trustees and other volunteer leaders, and builds a culture of philanthropy throughout the Michigan Chapter.

The DOD will build on the Michigan Chapter’s significant contributions to the Conservancy’s domestic and global priorities. To that end, the DOD must be motivated to learn and able to work in collaboration with conservation experts, philanthropy staff organization-wide, donors and volunteers across a dispersed and complex organization to integrate philanthropy with sophisticated conservation and policy initiatives. The DOD is a member of the Michigan Management Team, responsible for bringing donor perspective to organizational decisions, and plays a leadership role in building the Chapter’s role as a hub of conservation innovation and success with a strategic focus healthy waters, thriving coasts, resilient forests, and science and policy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reporting to the State Director, DOD will lead a comprehensive major gifts program, including the continuation of the Our World, Our Michigan Campaign ($90M) in alignment with the Conservancy's Shared Conservation Agenda. The Director will build on existing fundraising activities to create and implement strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of major gift prospects, including individual, foundation and corporate donors. The Director will be responsible for cultivating a solid working relationship with our Board of Trustees, demonstrated by the Board's continued involvement in fundraising efforts. In addition to working with the Board, the State Director and the Michigan Management team, the Director will meaningfully engage a range of constituents in the Conservancy's work.

The Director of Development is charged with:

  • Managing a 7-person philanthropy team, which encompasses major and principal gift functions, planned giving, loyal donors, philanthropy operational and support.  

  • Leading Chapter philanthropy efforts to fundraise more than $4.0 million annually in outright private gifts and pledges in support of The Nature Conservancy’s Michigan Chapter’s overall $11.5M annual budget as well as regional and global conservation priorities.  

  • Completing a 5-year, $90M comprehensive campaign for Michigan and global priorities.

  • Working closely with the State Director, the Management Team, the Michigan Board Chair and Campaign Planning Committee Chair to strengthen and engage the Board of Trustees in fundraising, trustee recruitment and board management.

  • Serving on the Michigan Management Team to develop fundraising goals for the Chapter, for which the DOD is accountable, and contributing to the overall strategy and direction of the Chapter.

  • Leading, inspiring, and managing the Michigan Philanthropy Team to achieve relationship-building and funding objectives:

    • Sets and meets fundraising objectives, evaluates results, and develops effective strategies as needed.

    • Recruits, develops, coaches and retains high-performing philanthropy staff and nurtures effective team collaboration.

  • Actively fostering a deep collaboration within the Chapter, with Worldwide Office and other Conservancy programs, and with trustees and donors to achieve Conservancy goals.

  • Successfully and strategically managing a select portfolio of approximately 50 accounts aimed at securing 7- and 8-figure gifts; orchestrating the work of staff and leadership to maximize these key relationships for the long term.

To achieve these objectives, the DOD works with Michigan senior staff and philanthropy staff to develop and communicate a philanthropy vision and multi-year fundraising goals and is accountable to achieve these goals. They encourage collaborative state and organization-wide philanthropy efforts, communicate a broad vision and focus on highest return activities aimed at achieving long-range strategic priorities that advance the Conservancy’s global mission.

The DOD plays a leadership role in motivating and coordinating the multi-disciplinary Michigan staff and volunteer leaders in collaborative fundraising efforts, including major and principal gift donor strategy development, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. They are directly responsible for managing a select group of principal and major donor prospects.  The DOD understands and complies with all Conservancy gift-related policies and procedures and ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.

RESPONSIBILITES & SCOPE

Level of Position: The DOD is an executive leadership position for the Michigan Chapter, with significant strategic, management and financial responsibilities.

  • Lead, supervise, inspire and develop a team of 7 administrative, professional, and volunteer staff, with responsibility including recruitment, retaining, training, professional development, establishing clear direction, and inspiring “stretch” objectives.

  • Direct an ambitious and comprehensive fundraising campaign, including oversight of the volunteer Campaign Planning Committee to ensure Board participation in campaign goals.

  • Implement strategic decisions that may affect public image, impact multiple programs, and bind the organization financially or legally.

Within the scope of the position, the DOD will:

  • Conceive, design and direct high-level and interdepartmental projects, coordinating the work of other professionals, managing budget, and ensuring program accountability.

  • Build and lead strategic initiatives and goals through collaboration with senior-level stakeholders in order to enhance overall performance in accordance with short and long-term objectives.

  • Direct or participate in negotiations for complex, high profile or sensitive agreements.

  • Ensure functional program meets commitments and is managed for ethical compliance with TNC policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements.

  • Exercise leadership in strategic and tactical manners, work with fellow leaders to establish and evaluate policies and/or long-term programs.

  • Help to coordinate the financial management and planning for the chapter; set budget and fundraising objectives, analyze and report results, and take corrective actions.

  • Maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive information.

  • Understand and passionately support the chapter and organization’s conservation mission and be able to clearly articulate the organization’s goals, strategies and outcomes.

Work Environment and Schedule

  • Travel as needed (up to 20%) and on short notice occasionally. May require working extended and/or varied work hours, including on weekends.

  • Work is generally performed in a professional office environment and involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

In your resume and cover letter, please address how you meet the following minimum qualifications and preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience, including experience working at a senior level.

  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with high net worth constituents such as individual major donors, private foundations and corporations.

  • Track record of cultivating and closing major or planned gifts of $1,000,000 or more.

  • Experience working with trustees and/or volunteer committees to drive philanthropic efforts.

  • Experience building and successfully executing fundraising plans for a program or an organization.

  • Management experience of a large multidisciplinary department, including planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.

  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

  • Master’s degree and 12+ years related experience, including 5+ years working at a senior level preferred.

  • Experience recruiting, training and engaging board members and other volunteer leaders and ensuring that they are well prepared to engage in effective fundraising efforts.

  • Effectively communicate via presentations, conversations, and documents.

  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of campaigns, major gifts and planned giving. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification desirable.

  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships and motivate colleagues, donors and volunteers.

  • Experience overseeing a philanthropic campaign with an overall goal greater than $10 million.

  • Experience fundraising for multiple strategies or programs that are deployed at a local, regional and global scale.

  • Expert understanding of best practices in non-profit management.

  • Experience in managing a geographically dispersed team.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.nature.org/careers and apply online with cover letter and resume to Job # 46828 or apply directly here.  All resumes and required cover letters must be submitted through The Nature Conservancy’s online application system.  The application deadline is September 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. If you experience technical problems with the site or application process, please contact applyhelp@tnc.org and include the job opening ID.

Please contact:

Carol Hodge, Executive Recruiter

The Nature Conservancy

4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203

Phone: (703) 841-5384 | Fax: (703) 528-4829 | Skype: carol.hodge703

Email: chodge@tnc.org

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this job.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.


Date Posted: September 1, 2018

Director of Development

UCLA Lab School, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies (GSE&IS), UCLA Lab School is an inventive school for children that encourages children’s natural love of learning while also helping them develop a disciplined approach to their work. The mission of the School is to promote innovation and excellence in education through research, outreach, teaching and learning. Philanthropic support provides the School the discretionary ability to meet instructional needs and act on new initiatives throughout the year as well as help adjust to financial changes brought on by fluctuations in the local and world economy.

Under the leadership of the Executive Director of External Relations and the UCLA Lab School Principal, as the Director of Development you will be responsible for developing and executing long- and shot-term strategies to secure major gifts from individuals, alumni, foundations, and other entities in support of the School’s mission and strategic plan. You will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects; establishing goals and objectives for each program; preparing and implementing annual operating plans and helping to evaluate progress; managing a major gifts program for a laboratory school environment; and working with the UCLA Corporate and Foundation Relations Office. As the Director, you will also oversee marketing and promoting donor opportunities to various constituencies through a wide variety of communication channels and mediums. In addition, you will work closely with the School’s principal, staff, parents and volunteers as well as collaboratively with GSE&IS development staff, central development staff and other colleagues campus-wide.

As an ideal candidate for this role, you will have at least three to five years of fundraising experience, preferably in fundraising for K-12 initiatives. Demonstrated working knowledge of the principles and practices of development within a complex research university setting is also preferred. You will have outstanding interpersonal skills that are effective with a wide range of individuals from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives and responsibilities combined with the ability to successfully build and maintain relationships. You will have extensive skills in analysis, planning, and administration of develop strategies with the ability to direct communications efforts in support of development goals. You will be a creative and critical thinker, able to analyze complex issues and problems with the ability to develop solutions and/or procedures to address problems. In addition, you will be a self-starter with good judgment and be able to set priorities, manage deadlines, and complete work in a timely manner in a dynamic and ever-changing environment. Fluency in Spanish is preferred because most communications to families are in both English and Spanish.  

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

To learn more about this opportunity and submit an online application, please click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at: www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions”, then “Other External Affairs Position” and scroll down to requisition #28492.

Application Link:

http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1736

Salary:

$63,600 -  $90,000 annually plus benefits