Date Posted: September 20, 2017

The National Society of Black Engineers

Position/Job Description

Salary Range: $65k to $74k

Position Donor Relations Manager

Department Corporate Relations and Fund Development

Supervisor's Title Senior Director of Development

Summary

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

Perform other Major Gifts activities as needed

Accountability-Performance Management

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

Qualifications

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

Benefits of this position

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

Technical

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

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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Travel

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

Please have candidates apply to the following email addresses:

Kyle Rahn

krahn@nsbe.org

Don Nelson

dnelson@nsbe.org

Angela Jackson

ajackson@nsbe.org


Date Posted: September 19, 2017

Regional Director of Development, South
Syracuse University

Job Description

  • The Regional Director of Development is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts from donors located in the South, including Florida and Texas.

  • The Director will report to the Executive Director of Regional Advancement on campus and work as part of a team of Regional Directors covering most major regions in the country.

  • While ideally this Director will be based on campus, we will consider exceptional candidates who may be based in the region.

  • This Director will help lay the foundation for our upcoming Capital Campaign by building and executing a pipeline of prospects in the South.

  • The core work for this position is to identify and solicit gifts from new and current donors with an emphasis on gifts of $100,000 or more. These donors will primarily be from Florida and Texas, but travel may include the South more broadly.

  • He or she will engage alumni, parents, and donors in the life of the University and will collaborate extensively with school and college based colleagues on campus to align donor interests with funding priorities.

  • In the future the Regional Director may facilitate the work of a new Regional Council, a core group of University ambassadors in a defined region whose primary purpose is to help identify and engage key donors and prospects to help the University accomplish its mission.

Responsibilities

  • Manage an assigned prospect/donor portfolio of approximately 100 alumni, parents, and friends to solicit and close major gifts for the University with an emphasis on gifts at the $100,000+ level.

  • Conduct all stages of the major gift solicitation process: qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward.

  • Develop, implement, and drive fund-raising strategies designed to maximize current giving potential for each individual prospect in the assigned portfolio by creating support and facilitating cooperation throughout the campus community in pursuit of the best strategy for each donor.

  • Work collaboratively with College-based and central AEA offices, including Advancement Services, Research & Prospect Systems, Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Principal Gifts, and University Communications.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff volunteers associated with specific programs relevant to assigned prospects.

  • Help build a stronger SU presence in Midwest and report results of all major gifts efforts to the Executive Director: produce visit calendar, generate development activity reports and system contact reports; maintain comprehensive electronic files in database and on server for engaged alumni, parents, and friends.

  • Facilitate the work of the Chicago Regional Council, helping to develop alumni and parent volunteer leadership.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree a plus.

  • A successful record of accomplishment in major gifts is necessary and experience within an academic setting is preferred.

  • Exceptional relationship building with the ability to manage and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.

  • A valid driver's license is required.

Job Specific Qualifications
The ideal candidate must be highly collaborative and have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with external constituents such as alumni and parents, as well as internal constituents such as administration, fundraising colleagues, faculty and deans. At the same time, the ability to work independently and manage competing deadlines and objectives is important.

The position requires enthusiasm, strategic thinking, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to problem solve challenging situations. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, including the ability to produce presentation quality documents is required.

Please apply at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/71776 and attach a cover letter and resume. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.


Date Posted: September 19, 2017

Regional Director of Development, Southwest
Syracuse University

Job Description

  • This Regional Director of Development operates out of our campus in Los Angeles, California and is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts from donors located in the Southwest.

  • The Director will work closely with the Assistant VP for Regional Programs in LA as well as additional program staff in that office and will report to the Executive Director of Regional Advancement on campus.

  • This Director will help lay the foundation for our upcoming Capital Campaign by building and executing a pipeline of our wealthiest prospects in the Southwest.

  • The core work for this position is to identify and solicit gifts from new and current donors with an emphasis on gifts of $100,000 or more. These donors will primarily be from the Southern California area, but travel may include the Southwest more broadly, including Arizona.

  • He or she will engage alumni, parents, and donors in our SULA semester programs and numerous regional events and will collaborate extensively with school and college based colleagues on campus to align donor interests with funding priorities.

  • In addition, the Regional Director will facilitate the work of the LA Regional Council, a core group of University ambassadors in the LA region whose primary purpose is to help identify and engage key donors and prospects to help the University accomplish its mission.

Responsibilities

  • Manage an assigned prospect/donor portfolio of approximately 100 alumni, parents, and friends to solicit and close major gifts for the University with an emphasis on gifts at the $100,000+ level.

  • Conduct all stages of the major gift solicitation process: qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward.

  • Develop, implement, and drive fund-raising strategies designed to maximize current giving potential for each individual prospect in the assigned portfolio by creating support and facilitating cooperation throughout the campus community in pursuit of the best strategy for each donor.

  • Work collaboratively with College-based and central AEA offices, including Advancement Services, Research & Prospect Systems, Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Principal Gifts, and University Communications.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff volunteers associated with specific programs relevant to assigned prospects.

  • Help build a stronger SU presence in Southern California and report results of all major gifts efforts to the Executive Director: produce visit calendar, generate development activity reports and system contact reports; maintain comprehensive electronic files in database and on server for engaged alumni, parents, and friends.

  • Facilitate the work of the LA Regional Council, helping to develop alumni and parent volunteer leadership.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree a plus.

  • A successful record of accomplishment in major gifts is necessary and experience within an academic setting is preferred.

  • The ideal candidate should have 10+ years of successful major gift experience working with donors and prospects at the highest levels of capability.

  • Exceptional relationship building with the ability to manage and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.

  • A valid driver's license is required.

Job Specific Qualifications
The ideal candidate must be highly collaborative and have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with external constituents such as alumni and parents, as well as internal constituents such as administration, fundraising colleagues, faculty and deans. At the same time, the ability to work independently and manage competing deadlines and objectives is important.
The position requires enthusiasm, strategic thinking, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to problem solve challenging situations. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, including the ability to produce presentation quality documents is required.

Please apply at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/71769 and attach a cover letter and resume. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.


Date Posted: September 19, 2017

Regional Director of Development, Midwest
Syracuse University

Job Description

  • The Regional Director of Development is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts from donors located in the Midwest, including Illinois, Ohio, and Colorado where we have the largest base of donors and prospects.

  • The Director will report to the Executive Director of Regional Advancement on campus and work as part of a team of Regional Directors covering most major regions in the country. While ideally this Director will be based on campus, we will consider exceptional candidates who may be based in the region.

  • This Director will help lay the foundation for our upcoming Capital Campaign by building and executing a pipeline of prospects in the Midwest.

  • The core work for this position is to identify and solicit gifts from new and current donors with an emphasis on gifts of $100,000 or more.

  • He or she will engage alumni, parents, and donors in the life of the University and will collaborate extensively with school and college based colleagues on campus to align donor interests with funding priorities.

  • In addition, the Regional Director will facilitate the work of the Chicago Regional Council, a core group of University ambassadors in a defined region whose primary purpose is to help identify and engage key donors and prospects to help the University accomplish its mission.

Responsibilities

  • Manage an assigned prospect/donor portfolio of approximately 100 alumni, parents, and friends to solicit and close major gifts for the University with an emphasis on gifts at the $100,000+ level.

  • Conduct all stages of the major gift solicitation process: qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward.

  • Develop, implement, and drive fund-raising strategies designed to maximize current giving potential for each individual prospect in the assigned portfolio by creating support and facilitating cooperation throughout the campus community in pursuit of the best strategy for each donor.

  • Work collaboratively with College-based and central AEA offices, including Advancement Services, Research & Prospect Systems, Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Principal Gifts, and University Communications.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, administrators, and staff volunteers associated with specific programs relevant to assigned prospects.

  • Help build a stronger SU presence in Midwest and report results of all major gifts efforts to the Executive Director: produce visit calendar, generate development activity reports and system contact reports; maintain comprehensive electronic files in database and on server for engaged alumni, parents, and friends.

  • Facilitate the work of the Chicago Regional Council, helping to develop alumni and parent volunteer leadership.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree a plus.

  • A successful record of accomplishment in major gifts is necessary and experience within an academic setting is preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications
The ideal candidate must be highly collaborative and have a demonstrated ability to work successfully with external constituents such as alumni and parents, as well as internal constituents such as administration, fundraising colleagues, faculty and deans. At the same time, the ability to work independently and manage competing deadlines and objectives is important.
The position requires enthusiasm, strategic thinking, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to problem solve challenging situations. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, including the ability to produce presentation quality documents is required.

Please apply at https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/71752 and attach a cover letter and resume. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.


Date Posted: September 18, 2017

Associate Vice President for (Central) Development

Georgia Institute of Technology

Summary

The Associate Vice President for (Central) Development is a member of the senior Development staff with responsibility for organizing, managing, and directing activities that address Institute-wide fundraising priorities and which enhance and support fundraising efforts across the Institute.  The Associate Vice President (Central) Development is expected to participate fully in decisions regarding overall policy and strategy of the Office of Development and to take the lead in developing the information needed by the senior Development staff to lead and evaluate the Institute’s fundraising efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and design the implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive development plan for maximizing fundraising activity based in Central Development, to include corporate relations, foundation relations, gift planning, regional major gifts, reunion giving, and student affairs.

  • Lead a campus-wide system for solicitation clearance and tracking, working in concert with the other Associate Vice Presidents for Development, to monitor solicitation clearance and tracking, and co-approve all solicitations of $25,000 and above.

  • Assume a leadership role in collaboration with fellow Associate Vice Presidents for Development with Principal Gift meetings for the purpose of developing strategy and tracking solicitations at the level of $1 million or greater.

  • Maintain a personal portfolio of major and principal gift donors and prospects.

  • In conjunction with the Vice President for Development, the Development Committee of the Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc., assist members in understanding and supporting the fundraising programs of Georgia Tech, to include developing materials for meetings of the Committees as requested.

  • Support the Vice President for Development in design and implementation of a comprehensive campaign plan that maximizes philanthropic potential of Georgia Tech’s constituent base and directs private funds in support of Institute priorities.

  • Perform administrative and budgetary duties related to hiring, training, supporting, and evaluating professional and support staff and their activities.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President for Development.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, or bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience, required.

  • A minimum of ten years related experience, preferably senior level fundraising experience in a research university environment.

  • Capital campaign experience, preferably in a higher education setting.

  • Demonstrated management, administrative, and analytical skills, with solid judgment and sensitivity to others.

  • Outstanding organizational abilities.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, along with excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the development team.

  •   Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously, to work well under pressure, and to produce reliably accurate and timely results.

Reports To

Vice President for Development


Date Posted: September 18, 2017

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ADVANCEMENT

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

http://cmu.edu

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Carnegie Mellon University in its search for an experienced advancement executive to be its next Associate Dean for Advancement for the College of Engineering. The successful candidate will accelerate CMU’s continued ascent in the ranks of the world’s great universities. As CMU looks to grow its advancement program, this leader will join the University Advancement management team as CMU strives to elevate its advancement program ahead of a comprehensive campaign.

The Associate Dean for Advancement will manage advancement staff assigned to the College of Engineering, create a portfolio of prospects, and will execute cultivation and solicitation strategies for these prospects while developing a strategic advancement vision for the College. The Associate Dean will join Carnegie Mellon at an important moment in the life of both the university and the Advancement division. Following CMU’s successful Inspire Innovation campaign, which ended in 2013 and raised $1.2 billion, the university has continued to surpass previous fundraising milestones, including receiving its two largest corporate gifts ever and significant growth in gifts from outside the U.S. In the four years since the last campaign, CMU has raised $650 million in private philanthropic support.

It is an exciting time to join the Carnegie Mellon community. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, the institution has soared to national and international leadership in higher education and research. A birthplace of innovation since its founding, it continues to be known for creativity, solutions to real-world problems, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Carnegie Mellon is a highly regarded global research university, ranking 23rd in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. For more than a decade, CMU ranks among the top 25 universities in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

The College of Engineering consistently ranks nationally among the top ten engineering programs in the U.S., and along with the rest of the CMU community has been a significant player in Pittsburgh's transformation into one of the country's hubs for technology entrepreneurship and innovation. Its acclaimed engineering faculty yield transformative results that drive the intellectual and economic vitality of the community, nation, and planet. Under the leadership of Dean James Garrett, Jr., a civil engineer, the school has added to its record of achievement, including opening a new engineering laboratory building, construction of a new “Maker Wing,” and reaching research milestones in fields such as electrical and computer engineering, energy, and advanced manufacturing. The College of Engineering has 210 faculty, 1,800 undergraduates, 1,300 master’s students, and 680 doctoral students. Its class entering in the fall of 2017 is 43 percent women, more than twice the national average for women enrolled in STEM fields. Approximately one-third of CMU’s alumni have a degree from the College of Engineering.

A bachelor’s degree is required for this position. A master’s degree or equivalent combination of training and experience is preferred. At least ten years of progressively responsible development experience is required, with at least five of those years spent in management. Experience in a campaign environment is desirable.

Enhancing diversity at Carnegie Mellon is one of the top priorities of the university.  It has been included as a major focus in the university’s strategic plan.  The research, educational experience and campus life at Carnegie Mellon are significantly enhanced when faculty, staff and study body are diverse.  Race, color, national origin, sex, handicap or disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, and veteran status are some of the many dimensions of diversity that are valued.

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

To apply for any of this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/276


Date Posted: September 15, 2017

ACLU of Pennsylvania

Assistant Director of Philanthropy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Director of Philanthropy to implement, direct and support donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts in Western Pennsylvania.

The ACLU-PA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest organization, dedicated to defending and enhancing personal freedoms protected by  the Constitution and the Bill of Rights through litigation, legislative advocacy, and community education. We are a strong organization experiencing extraordinary growth; membership tripled (to a total of 52,000) in the six months following the 2016 election. We work in a fast-paced environment, and we address headline-making issues by using powerful personal stories and dynamic, precedent-setting advocacy. The ACLU-PA has offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia, 10 volunteer chapters and 23 full-time employees, and operates with a $3.8 million budget.

The ACLU-PA comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union (the “Union”) of Pennsylvania and the ACLU Foundation (the “Foundation”) of Pennsylvania.  The Union is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, and ACLU membership dues fund its lobbying work. Donations to the Union are not tax-deductible. The ACLU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Foundation funds support litigation and public education efforts. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible. The Assistant Director of Philanthropy is an employee of the ACLU Foundation of Pennsylvania.

Both the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the ACLU Foundation of Pennsylvania have the same overall mission, and share office space, employees, and the same board of directors. The two entities are jointly known by the term “ACLU of Pennsylvania.”

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Philanthropy, and works closely with the Executive Director and Deputy Director, with colleagues at the national ACLU, as well as with program staff and volunteers. This is a full-time position based in Pittsburgh.

Responsibilities

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is seeking an experienced development generalist to serve as its Assistant Director of Philanthropy, to generate support for the ACLU in its efforts to protect the rights of immigrants and religious minorities; end mass incarceration and unlawful government surveillance; protect the right to vote; protect LGBT, immigrants’, and women’s rights; and make the promises of the Constitution real for all Pennsylvanians and Americans.  The Assistant Director will be directly responsible for administering a portfolio of 100-120 donors with the capacity to give $10,000 or more, and for campaign management and other administrative tasks within the department.

In addition to soliciting leadership gifts, the Assistant Director also will explore planned giving opportunities and assist in management of the Centennial Campaign, which celebrates the ACLU’s 100th anniversary in 2020. The Assistant Director will spend a significant amount of time directly interacting with donors, helping them fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to the ACLU.  

The Assistant Director will have primary responsibility for implementing the cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and research strategies (as outlined in the ACLU-PA Development Plan) in the western part of Pennsylvania.  This may include producing fundraising and cultivation events; overseeing volunteer fundraising campaigns led by the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter Board; meeting with institutional grant-makers and corporate sponsors; and devising local strategies for donor engagement and recognition.

Major Gifts

  • Manage a portfolio of 100-120 donors, drawn from a mix of long-time donors and new prospects who have been researched and pre-qualified by the national ACLU or the ACLU-PA development department.

  • Engage in face-to-face solicitation of major gifts, and partner with senior and program staff and/or volunteers on donor engagement opportunities.

  • Create a plan for each donor/prospect in the portfolio, including individual goals based on giving history and researched potential, and execute that plan so that individual donors are retained and upgraded.

  • Provide support to staff in preparation for solicitations, including developing appropriate briefing materials in advance of meetings.

  • Develop and execute cultivation and stewardship opportunities for donors and prospects in the portfolio, and participate in donor cultivation events.

  • Communicate with donors across multiple channels (phone, email, face-to-face meetings) to increase engagement and affiliation.

  • Satisfy gift stewardship needs.

  • Maintain working knowledge of programmatic priorities and issues as they occur.

Annual Fund

  • Oversee volunteer fundraising in Western PA, including the annual campaign undertaken by the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter.

  • Provide volunteers with donor lists, donor research, contact information, and ACLU-PA talking points to assist them in their efforts to raise revenue for the ACLU.

Events

  • Assist with the production of ACLU-PA sponsored events in Pittsburgh and Western PA, including fundraising events, cultivation events, house parties and events targeted at specific demographics within the ACLU membership.

  • Provide support to third-party events in Pittsburgh and Western PA, including arranging for speakers from the ACLU-PA staff or board; providing hosts and organizers with logistical information; and ensuring that events are in compliance with ACLU-PA policies.

Data Management

  • Record all meaningful interactions with donors and members in a Salesforce-based donor database, including next steps for follow-up.

  • Track portfolio activity and progress in the donor database. Create reports as required by management that accurately reflect portfolio activity and performance.

Qualifications:  

  • A minimum of five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, with progressive responsibility and a proven track record of soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts. Experience with planned giving and special events production is a plus.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to simplify complex themes and activities into a short, compelling presentation or written piece.

  • Strong people skills. Effective interpersonal and communication abilities. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and respectfully on the phone and in person with donors, board members, volunteers, staff, and the general public.

  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines. Tenacity in accomplishing difficult tasks. Demonstrated ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress toward achieving objectives.

  • High comfort level with first-time calls to donors.    

  • Personal initiative and a sense of humor. Friendly, outgoing, and collaborative.

  • Experience with donor database management and systems to track campaigns and ensure complete, secure and private donor and campaign records.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the ACLU’s values and principles.

  • Knowledge of and experience in Pittsburgh or Pennsylvania philanthropic community is a plus.

  • A confident and professional work style. Ability to work independently and to exercise good judgment in stressful circumstances. Flexibility and a willingness to take on new tasks as the responsibilities of the position evolve.  

  • Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and irregular hours, and to travel to other parts of the state 6-10 nights per year.

Compensation:

Salary based on experience.

Excellent benefits include generous vacation and sick leave; individual/family employer-provided health insurance; life insurance and long-term disability; defined contribution plan with employer match; and 10 paid holidays.

This is a two-year, permanent, full-time, salaried position, with a possibility of renewal, depending on organization need and funding. It is exempt from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

To Apply:

All applications are treated confidentially. Please submit to search@aclupa.org a resume and cover letter describing your interest in this position, and the ways in which you satisfy the qualifications specified above.  Include “Assistant Director Search” in the subject line and specify how you heard about the posting.

Please also include a copy of two samples of your writing for fundraising purposes – these could include informal emails to donors, written solicitations, case statements, grants, or other examples. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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

About Pittsburgh:

Home to the H.J. Heinz company, there are more than 57 reasons to move to Pittsburgh! No longer just an old steel town, Pittsburgh has cemented itself in as one of the country’s leaders in green technology and boasts thousands of acres of wooded escape in its four regional parks.  With three champion sports teams, thriving art and technology scenes, and a penchant for putting French fries on everything, Pittsburgh has definitely earned its “America’s Most Livable City” title.  To borrow a phrase from one of Pittsburgh’s most famous celebrities, Mr. Fred Rogers, won’t you be our neighbor?


Date Posted: September 15, 2017

Associate Dean for Alumni and Development

Villanova University

The Charles Widger School of Law at Villanova University seeks an energetic and collaborative advancement professional to serve as Associate Dean for Alumni and Development. Located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, on the Philadelphia Main Line, Villanova University is a preeminent Catholic university founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. Villanova's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately, and succeed while serving others. Villanova has 10,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in six colleges and schools. The University ranks in the top 50 of national doctoral/research universities.

Established in the mid-1950's, the Law School's distinctive mission draws upon the Catholic tradition emphasizing the unique value of individual human lives and the endowment of free will. The Law School offers a number of degree programs, several in conjunction with the Villanova School of Business, and is currently implementing a “Where Law Meets Business” strategic vision that has garnered strong support. The School enrolls 540 students in its academic programs and has 11,000 alumni. The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The Associate Dean reports jointly to the Dean of the Law School and to the Office of University Advancement through the Assistant Vice President for Major Gifts. The Office of University Advancement, which includes Development and Alumni Relations, operates within a semi-hybrid model, supporting a number of key functions centrally while providing substantial latitude for Villanova's five schools and colleges to manage their own advancement and alumni functions. The University is currently completing a $600 million campaign, which will end in May 2018 and has already exceeded its goal.

The Associate Dean for Alumni and Development serves as the Law School's chief advancement officer with overall responsibility to provide leadership direction and coordination to a comprehensive program designed to advance the School's mission and goals. The Associate Dean is a key part of the Dean's executive leadership team and works closely with the Dean to set a strategic direction for the School's advancement efforts, which include establishing and implementing overall advancement strategy and ensuring the achievement of annual goals and objectives; preparing the overall development plan; designing, implementing and managing fundraising initiatives and annual, major, and planned gifts programs; and ensuring the development of an effective alumni relations program that includes broad representation from various alumni groups. The Associate Dean is responsible for coordination with the Office of University Advancement; for working collaboratively with colleagues within the School and across the university; and for working in collaboration with the members of the School's Board of Consultors and various alumni boards and affinity groups. The Associate Dean oversees four direct reports with fundraising, annual giving and donor relations, major gifts, and alumni relations responsibilities. She or he will carry a portfolio of 100-120 donor prospects.

The School of Law seeks a dynamic and energetic leader who can inspire and engage its wide-ranging partners. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant leadership experience, strong communication and interpersonal skills, a strong commitment to collaboration and a record of success in strategic fundraising at complex institutions. Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (advanced degree preferred); at least seven years of experience in advancement in higher education, including experience soliciting donors for major gifts, managing staff, and strengthening alumni relations and engagement. An understanding of legal academia would be highly desirable. Outstanding candidates will have demonstrated: success in developing fundraising strategies, building relationships, and working closely with major donors; ability to build, lead, and motivate successful fundraising partnerships working collaboratively and strategically; experience working in a major capital campaign; a commitment to and passion for the Law School's mission and its values of diversity, inclusiveness, and respect for individual differences; ability to interact with individuals at all levels, to work collaboratively with volunteer committees, and to understand volunteer outreach and management; ability to operate independently and resourcefully, and to thrive in an intellectually challenging, fast-paced, and collegial environment.

Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references) should be directed electronically in confidence to: Villanova_Law@divsearch.com.

Kim M. Morrisson, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director, Education and Not-for-Profit Leadership Searches

Andrew C. Wheeler, Practice Leader, Education and Not-for-Profit Practice and Managing Director

Nancy Helfman, Vice President and Senior Associate

Diversified Search

One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street

Suite 3300, Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-656-3579

www.diversifiedsearch.com

Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University's mission and values.


Date Posted: September 15, 2017

UCLA Assistant Athletic Director, Annual Fund

UCLA’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director, Annual/Wooden Athletic Fund.  This is a career, full-time position with a targeted salary range of $80,000 - $95,000 per year with full health benefits and membership in the UC Retirement Plan.  Under the general director of the Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Affairs, the Assistant Athletic Director will be responsible for the overall management of a variety of fundraising programs in UCLA Athletics with an emphasis on annual gifts/the Wooden Athletic program.  He/She will work closely with the Senior Associate Athletic Director to determine overall goals and objectives, translate them into annual operating plans, and evaluate programmatic strengths and weaknesses. This individual will design and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies leading to closing of major gifts from individuals for the Wooden Athletic Fund as well as capital projects such as the Wasserman Football Center and the Mo Ostin Basketball Center. Among other duties, the Assistant Athletic Director will also supervise three full-time staff members and will develop and execute the UCLA Scholarship Seating Program, which is the basis for UCLA Football and Men’s Basketball season ticket-related donations.

Among a wide variety of qualifications, all applicants should have strong experience in the management and implementation of complex development programs, with demonstrated ability to envision and articulate future direction.  This individual will have a strong background in consistently and professionally soliciting Athletics donors and season ticket holders for gifts of $25,000 and above for Wooden Athletic Fund and capital campaign projects. Ideal candidates will have a strong understanding of and prior experience in handling critical issues in collegiate athletics including familiarity with terminology associated with athletics, fundraising and ticketing. The Assistant Athletic Director will also have a proven track record in coordinating the ticket distribution for large-scale college football and basketball events and general knowledge of Internal Revenue Service tax-deductibility policies. Willingness to work a "flex" schedule, including nights and weekends, to fulfill professional responsibilities is a requirement of this position.

For a more detailed description of this position or to submit your materials, please click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions” to locate requisition #26603.

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

Application link:

http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1593


Date Posted: September 13, 2017

DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING

SPELMAN COLLEGE

Note: This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position.  

Position Summary:

The Director will develop and implement annual giving strategies and programs that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual gifts from alumnae, parents, friends of the college, faculty, staff, and students through personal solicitations, direct mail, electronic communications and the TeleFUND.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, and implements a plan of action with objectives, timelines and evaluation plans for the Annual Giving program.

  • Provide strategic leadership to Annual Giving staff to ensure effective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of Spelman constituents.

  • Creates, plans, administers programs/activities, and perform comprehensive analysis related to all aspects of the Annual Giving programs. Use statistics to evaluate the Annual Giving program and make recommendations to meet annual fundraising goals, campaign goals, increase annual giving, revenue, and participation.

  • Annually evaluates Annual Giving programs and provide progress report to Vice President, Associate Vice President and others as required.

  • Analyzes giving trends for target segments. Set specific annual donor and financial goals for fundraising initiatives, including the renewal and upgrading of existing donors, and identification and acquisition of new donors.

  • Monitors progress towards goals and provide weekly annual fund program reports using Crystal Reports, Access, Banner, etc.

  • Provides end of fiscal year reports for overall annual giving and Institutional Advancement fundraising.

  • Provides weekly fundraising updates to VP of Institutional Advancement.

  • Works as a team with all division directors to ensure coordination of fundraising efforts.

  • Collaborates with the Donor Relations staff to ensure cultivation, documentation, and acknowledgment of annual donors, volunteers, and prospects.  The Director will also work with this department to ensure proper acknowledgement and recognition of donors in the Annual Report and other publications.

  • Collaborates with the office of Alumnae Affairs to incorporate annual giving into Founders Day, Reunion, and Homecoming activities and programs;

  • Develops and sustains a robust volunteer program with the goal of engaging, cultivating and stewarding Spelman constituents.

  • Manages a portfolio of lead annual giving prospects; conduct monthly visits with prospects assigned in the portfolio (at least 6 – 8 per month); develop a standard process for moving donors from high annual giving level to the leadership gifts level.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and five years of professional fundraising experience are required. Demonstrated ability to raise funds is essential and previous experience supervising professional staff, teams of volunteers, and student fundraisers is preferred.  

This position requires strong customer service focus and outstanding written, verbal and time management skills.  Professional demeanor with the ability to interface with internal and external customers with diplomacy and tact is essential.  Incumbent must be a competent and energetic team player with strong management and fundraising skills.  Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practices associated with contemporary Annual Giving in higher education, which includes direct mail, telephone solicitations, reunion giving, personal solicitations, and donor relations.  The incumbent will be results-oriented individual who demonstrates the ability to motivate staff and volunteers in a fast-paced environment.  This employee must be a visionary thinker who makes quick recommendations and is accountable for setting and achieving ambitious goals.

The ability to effectively write proposals, project plans and other documents that are presented to all constituencies of the College is required.  The incumbent must possess excellent oral communication skills, which includes persuasive presentations to leadership volunteers, alumnae, faculty, staff, students, parents and the general public.  Ability to interpret, derive, forecast, and understand fundraising data to develop program strategies that will successfully reach yearly department goals is critical.  Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries and constituency complaints is essential.  

Spelman College is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Date Posted: September 13, 2017

Planned Gifts Officer

Spelman College

Note:  This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required or assigned to an employee in this position.  

SUMMARY

The Planned Gifts Officer is a member of the Individual Giving team and reports to Associate Vice President for Leadership and Planned Gifts. The Planned Gifts Officer will assist the Associate Vice President for Leadership and Planned Gifts with the execution and administration of the Planned Giving Program and donor stewardship functions. Responsibilities will focus on the coordination of planned giving opportunities and major gift fundraising.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages and oversees the planned giving program at Spelman College.  This includes developing a comprehensive calendar to market the planned giving program (via mail, email and class/volunteer meetings), working in collaboration with Donor Relations to acknowledge and steward Guardian Society members and serve as the point of contact for gifts related to planned giving.

  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and steward 50 to 75 gift planning prospects with the goal of successfully closing outright, bequest and life-income gifts; and work with specific alumnae and reunion classes to accomplish these goals.  

  • Prepares charitable gift tax calculations for prospects and donors utilizing the selected planned giving software.

  • Contacts prospects, respond to inquiries, prepare planned giving illustrations, make presentation at various College events targeting Spelman constituents.  

  • Monitor all relevant laws and regulations regarding estate planning, tax and charitable gifts.  Coordinate with the Associate Vice President for Development, Business and Financial Affairs, and Financial Services to ensure compliance to relevant laws, regulatory/industry trends and institutional policies.  

  • Ensures IA maintains accurate and updated documents regarding all Planned Gifts and works with Advancement Services and Business & Finances to confirm that we have all required paperwork to acknowledge the gifts.  Maintain all donor history in Banner via contact reports and the Planned Giving module.

  • Supports Spelman College and Institutional Advancement at all cultivation and fundraising events and activities, including but not limited to Homecoming, Christmas Carol Concert, Founders Day and Reunion.

  • Occasional travel will be required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of three - five years of professional experience with preference in fundraising, planned giving, or in related field.  A JD degree is preferred.

Must be detail oriented with a strong work ethic, and sensitivity to the stewardship of long-term relationships. Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced and changing environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.   

A collaborative approach to working with internal and external colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of projects and programs.

Demonstrated proficiency in computer technology including applications for project and data management and electronic calendars.

Qualified individuals are encouraged to visit our website and apply via our online application:  www.spelman.edu. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a campus environment filled with unique opportunities and experiences.

       Spelman College is an EOE/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Date Posted: September 13, 2017

Development Positions at UCLA

UCLA Health Sciences Development Opportunities

UCLA Health hospitals have again been recognized as a leader in the field, placing No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 2 in California and No. 7 in the nation, ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Reports for the 28th consecutive year. The best and brightest are drawn to UCLA where they dedicate themselves to solving the pressing issues of our time, making innovative breakthroughs, and discovering pathways to healing. Educators and students work together as scientists to generate multi-disciplinary ideas that fuel innovation and advance modern medicine.

Philanthropy fuels these scientific discoveries, and this fall, having raised more than $3 billion of our $4.2 billion goal, we are entering the final stretch of the Centennial Campaign for UCLA. As a member of UCLA’s Health Sciences Development team you will have a major impact on making investments in key programs that support teaching, research, and patient care. If you’re driven by ambitious objectives and raising the funds that will improve countless lives, now is the time to consider one of these remarkable opportunities:

Director of Development, Immunology

(Requisition #26424)

Director of Development, Neuroscience

(Requisition #26547)

Director of Development, Operation Mend

(Requisition #26548)

For a detailed description for each of these positions and to submit an online application, please click on any of the positions above or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu

Each of the positions listed has a salary up to $100,000 + benefits.

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


Date Posted: September 8, 2017

Director of Development

UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute

The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier public research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. The University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) is the private sector fund-raising entity for the University of Cincinnati and its campuses, colleges, departments and units.  Employment at UCF provides a perfect match for those individuals who strive to be difference makers and are willing to go above and beyond to play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life for our community and beyond.     

We are currently seeking a Director of Development, UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute to join our dynamic team. The Director of Development is responsible for planning, implementing and managing the fundraising for specific programs related to HLVI-related research, education and patient care in the College of Medicine, UC Health and the Academic Health Center. Heavy emphasis will be placed on building an effective development program, identifying and qualifying prospects, developing relationships with prospects, community partners, faculty and grateful patients for the purpose of special and major gift solicitation. Activities of the Director of Development, HLVI will be coordinated with other UCF fundraising endeavors, but specifically support the interests and needs of the College of Medicine and UC Health as they relate to HLVI. 

Specific Duties

  • Work closely with the HLVI leadership and other faculty and personnel on building an effective development program, identifying and prioritizing all fundraising initiatives and activities.

  • Develop and implement plans for achieving projected dollar goals for assigned projects each year.

  • Devise and execute strategies for qualifying and cultivating assigned prospects for special, major and deferred gifts through in-person solicitations.

  • Build and qualify viable prospect lists for all projects, utilizing resources of UCFs Office of Prospect Research, Office of Grateful Patient and Family Program, and through consultation with the appropriate College of Medicine/UC Health/Academic Health Center faculty, volunteers and UCF staff.

  • Maintain an active schedule of personal visits with prospects.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years of fundraising experience, preferably in a medical or healthcare setting or advanced degree with 3-5 years of experience.

  • Understanding of basic scientific principles.

  • Record of successful gift solicitation and closure.

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals and to foster strong, productive relationships.

  • Willingness to travel and attend evening and weekend activities as needed. Valid driver’s license required for travel.

  • A commitment to and passion for the role of development in advancing the mission of the University of Cincinnati and UC Health.

Employer is EOE/M/F/D/V.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online at:


Date Posted: September 8, 2017

Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development, NY Metro Area

The University of Cincinnati Foundation

The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier public research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research.  The University of Cincinnati Foundation (UCF) is the private sector fund-raising entity for the University of Cincinnati and its campuses, colleges, departments and units.  Employment at UCF provides a perfect match for those individuals who strive to be difference makers and are willing to go above and beyond to play a vital role in enhancing the quality of life for our community and beyond.     

We are currently seeking an Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development, NY Metro Area to join our dynamic team. The Assistant Vice President of Leadership and Regional Development will support the UC Foundation’s campaign efforts by making discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship calls on high capacity prospects and existing donors in the major New York, NY region. The individual will bring vision and strong execution and follow-through to the UC Foundation, leveraging his/her experience working in collaboration with a wide variety of constituencies.  

Specific Duties

  • Executes an annually agreed upon metric based plan to raise principal level ($1M and above) gifts that support college specific or university-wide initiatives.

  • Prepares proposals, contact reports and produces briefing documents for involved university personnel or volunteers assisting in the fundraising activities of the UC Foundation.  

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 50-75 prospects of high capacity capable of making a gift of $1million dollars or more to the University Foundation.

  • Partner college-based development officers to develop fundraising strategies for specific prospects   

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of development experience or advanced degree with 7-10 years of development experience. Experience should be at the Director, Senior Director, or Assistant VP level.

  • Demonstrable evidence of closing 7 figure or more gifts through a well thought-out strategy and focused relationship building best practices.

  • Demonstrable evidence of donor centric, collegial and effective work in highly complex higher education systems and environments, including but not limited to students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and industry professionals.    

  • Ability to interact favorably with a diverse group of individuals.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of successful fundraising.

  • Candidate that is currently a resident of New York area, with strong knowledge of the University would be considered.  

  • Must be willing to travel extensively for this position. Valid driver’s license required for travel.

  • University of Cincinnati graduate is a plus.

Employer is EOE/M/F/D/V.

Exceptional candidates should view full position description and apply online at:


Date Posted: September 8, 2017

Manager of Annual Programs

Grady Health Foundation

The Grady Health Foundation is seeking a highly motivated, passionate and innovative Manager of Annual Programs to join its growing team of fundraising professionals dedicated to Grady Health System’s vision of becoming the leading public academic healthcare system in the United States. The Manager of Annual Programs is responsible for leading and growing a strategic, comprehensive, and effective annual giving program to support Grady and its patients. This position reports to the Vice President for Development.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates and manages strategic and detailed plans that meet annual and long-term resource development objectives, including the development, implementation, monitoring, and revision of goals and budgets

  • Develops strategies and implements plans to identify, renew, and upgrade annual donors and plays a lead role in developing new programs

  • Manages analysis and growth of donor pool and prospect pipeline, mining data through Raiser’s Edge to develop outreach plans for potential mid-level, major gift, campaign, and legacy gift donors

  • Manages the annual employee giving campaign, tribute programs, and giving clubs, including recruiting and managing related committees

  • Plans and executes personal visits to fulfill individual and team solicitation strategies and goals and achieve monthly metric targets

  • Maintains and builds an active portfolio of current and potential donors with the capacity to consider annual gifts of $1,000 - $10,000 by managing, nurturing and enhancing relationships

  • Coordinates direct mail activities, including preparing solicitation materials, ensuring timely data transfer to mail houses, monitoring program effectiveness and reporting results

  • Works closely with the Director of Community Engagement to coordinate donor recognition, stewardship, and donor relations events/activities

  • Maintains calendar and work plans for all annual giving activities, including solicitations, events and communications

  • Conducts thorough and appropriate follow up with potential donors attending Health System- or Foundation-based events to engage them in Grady’s mission

  • Oversees third-party (external) fundraising events and peer-to-peer fundraising efforts

  • Maintains collaborative and team-oriented relationships with various internal constituencies, including Health System staff, Foundation board members, and clinicians

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 3 years’ experience successfully building individual giving programs. Work in a healthcare setting preferred. Must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Ability to work with, manage and motivate volunteers. Must be computer literate with the capability to use a prospect tracking system to track progress and results. Working knowledge of social media. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is highly desirable.

For additional information or to apply: visit http://gradyhealth.org/. Click the ‘Find a Job’ link at the top of the page.


Date Posted: September 8, 2017

Donor Development Associate

Triangle Community Foundation

The Donor Development Associate position at Triangle Community Foundation is an exciting opportunity in the field of philanthropy with potential for professional growth. The position supports the Donor Development team and reports to the Foundation’s General Counsel.  As Donor Development Associate, you will manage documentation and communication steps to create new charitable funds; respond by phone and email to donor inquiries with information about fund types, investment options, grantmaking and endowments; and ensure compliance of gift/fund activity with existing policies and processes.  The position also supports implementation of enhanced planned giving strategies, prospect outreach, tracking and policies. 

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

  • Receive and respond to initial inquiries from individuals, families, nonprofit agencies, or businesses about giving to or through the Foundation, setting up a fund, or supporting the Foundation’s programs.

  • Support initial welcome communications with new donors in advance and as part of donor orientation. Ensure thorough and consistent on-boarding of donors and activation of funds.

  • Oversee and implement process steps for all gift and fund creation activities, including tax acknowledgement and gift allocation to funds.

  • Track new fund prospects from among general inquiries, specifically for cultivation opportunities such as Foundation events and for reporting purposes.

  • Receive and triage inquiries about gifts of complex assets, such as real estate and business interests, or legacy gifts contemplated through estate planning.

  • Maintain professional advisor profiles and track legacy gift activity within the Foundation’s database.

  • Assist with design and implementation of cultivation activities for planned gifts, and assist with enhancement of planned giving content and materials for print and online distribution.

  • Work with General Counsel to understand, align, integrate, and refresh Foundation policies related to gifts and funds for compliance with regulation and to position the Foundation to achieve aspirational goals.

  • Work with General Counsel and other Foundation staff to update published versions of fund agreements, guidelines, and related administrative forms.

  • Support renewal of Foundation’s certification through Council on Foundation National Standards.

  • Attend and represent the Foundation at community events and professional gatherings

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Prior development experience preferred.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with ability to collaborate with colleagues successfully.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to interact well with diverse populations and constituencies.

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Self-directed and results-oriented individual with proven ability to learn quickly.

  • Familiarity with the Triangle region, its issues, organizations, people and resources.

  • Strong research and analytical skills.

  • High degree of professionalism, integrity, and warmth.

  • Excellent relationship-building, listening and facilitation skills.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Triangle Community Foundation offers excellent benefits and salary commensurate with experience.  Benefits include health and dental insurance, retirement contributions, holidays, vacation and sick leave.  Triangle Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Anne Wolf, HR Associate at anne@trianglecf.org with “Application for Donor Development Associate Position” in the subject line.  Any questions about this posting should be directed to Ken Baroff at ken@trianglecf.org. Application deadline is Friday, September 22, 2017.   


Date Posted: September 8, 2017

Managing Director of Development, Minnesota

EDUCATORS FOR EXCELLENCE

About Us

Our nation’s education system is leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change.  

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 27,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education

What We Do

Our Theory of Change is grounded in two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession. We achieve this by:

  • Building a movement of forward-thinking teachers through grassroots organizing in communities across the country

  • Identifying and training teacher leaders within that broader movement to take on key positions of influence in their schools, districts, states, and perhaps most importantly, within their teachers unions

  • Creating teacher-led policy recommendations in order to bridge the divide between policymakers and the classroom

  • Advocating for implementation of teacher-generated policy ideas

  • Scaling this model to reach critical mass in the communities we serve and across the country

Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession.

The Opportunity

E4E has realized a number of critical achievements over the past several years, including rapid growth in staff, budget, and impact, and now stands poised to accelerate its progress over the coming five years. As we move forward, we will focus on deepening teacher engagement, developing the vision and tools for transformative teacher leadership, and bringing internal systems to the next level to ensure the organization has the infrastructure, resources, and supports necessary to achieve our goals.

To support this work locally, our Minnesota team is hiring a Managing Director of Development (MDD). Reporting to the Executive Director-Minnesota, the MDD will lead local efforts to build and steward exceptional relationships with local funders (individual, corporate, and foundation). The MDD will work closely with the local Executive Director and the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development on the National Development Team to design a multi-year, ambitious fundraising strategy that ultimately allows the site to fully sustain operations with local support. The MDD will manage their own portfolio of donors making donations of four-to-six figure gifts.

This leader must have a proven track record of results in fundraising, experience communicating and developing relationships with donors and colleagues, desire to work in in a fast-paced environment and a passion for maximizing E4E’s impact. Furthermore, the MDD will deeply understand the vital importance of partnership building and the connection between this work stream and our organization’s overall success.

You will:

Strategically Plan and Analyze:

  • Partner with the local Executive Director and the National Development Team to develop and implement a multi-year strategy for ambitiously increasing the size and number of gifts

  • Leverage research, local landscape knowledge, and fundraising expertise to make strategic recommendations

  • Track and analyze portfolio activity and provide regular updates to the Executive Director and National Development Team, working closely with Associates to ensure data integrity while conducting sound data analysis and continuously improving team strategy

  • Ensure we are maximizing partner opportunities for the chapter, across chapters and in support of organization-wide efforts

  • Analyze and understand the local landscape, trends, and market to inform revenue goals and projections

Build Relationships:

  • Support the design and execution of engagement and stewardship plans

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and steward a Regional Advisory Board

  • Strategize, coordinate, and execute timely, accurate and compelling interactions with funders in partnership with the Executive Directors, and in some cases, the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development, and/or Co-CEOs

  • Build relationships with other Managing Directors of Development in local chapters as well as national team members

  • Work closely with the National Development Team to share information, best practices, and lessons learned to strengthen local and organizational fundraising

  • Deeply understand donors and prospects to support the creation and delivery of compelling and meaningful communications such as proposals, reports and updates

  • Work with chapter team members to integrate fundraising into team and member efforts as well as authentically engage donors and prospects in E4E’s work

  • Build a network of external development partners and relationships as a local representative of E4E

Draft Donor Communications:

  • Assist in crafting effective messages to share E4E’s impact and future plans with diverse audiences

  • Deeply understand donors and prospects to support the creation and delivery of compelling, meaningful, and tailored ongoing communication with donors

  • Lead in writing all grant proposals and reports

You Have:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and four to seven years of fundraising/development experience required, including grant writing experience

  • One of the following experiences: one year or more as a Pre K-12 classroom teacher, some form of teaching, school-based professional experience, or previous work within non-profits

  • A proven track record of success in supporting donor/client portfolio development and working across multiple projects, priorities, and teams

Preferred:

  • A high sense of urgency and demonstrated self-motivation, a focus on goals, and commitment to high-quality execution

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership ability to motivate others

  • Exceptional organization skills, high level of efficiency, and ability to manage operations and multiple projects at a time with precision

  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, formal and informal oral and written communications to a variety of audiences

  • Grace, professionalism, excellent judgment, discretion, and impeccable ethical standards

  • Ability and willingness to achieve results through others and laterally manage Senior Leadership Team members

  • A commitment to building mission-aligned partners, who are excited to bring their diverse resources (ideas, networks, time, skills, and experience, in addition to financial resources) to bear in order to achieve our mission

  • Prior experience planning and executing fundraising events

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required; Adobe Illustrator and database (e.g. SalesForce) experience

Moreover, all E4E staff demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other

  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions

  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve

  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change

  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as: paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.

Applications can be addressed to Madaline Edison, Executive Director — Minnesota, and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.


Date Posted: September 8, 2017

Managing Director of Development, Boston

EDUCATORS FOR EXCELLENCE

About Us

Our nation’s education system is leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change.  

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 27,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education

What We Do

Our Theory of Change is grounded in two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession. We achieve this by:

  • Building a movement of forward-thinking teachers through grassroots organizing in communities across the country

  • Identifying and training teacher leaders within that broader movement to take on key positions of influence in their schools, districts, states, and perhaps most importantly, within their teachers unions

  • Creating teacher-led policy recommendations in order to bridge the divide between policymakers and the classroom

  • Advocating for implementation of teacher-generated policy ideas

  • Scaling this model to reach critical mass in the communities we serve and across the country

Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession.

The Opportunity

E4E has realized a number of critical achievements over the past several years, including rapid growth in staff, budget, and impact, and now stands poised to accelerate its progress over the coming five years. As we move forward, we will focus on deepening teacher engagement, developing the vision and tools for transformative teacher leadership, and bringing internal systems to the next level to ensure the organization has the infrastructure, resources, and supports necessary to achieve our goals.

To support this work locally, our Boston team is hiring a Managing Director of Development (MDD). Reporting to the Executive Director-Boston, the MDD will lead local efforts to build and steward exceptional relationships with local funders (individual, corporate, and foundation). The MDD will work closely with the local Executive Director and the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development on the National Development Team to design a multi-year, ambitious fundraising strategy that ultimately allows the site to fully sustain operations with local support. The MDD will manage their own portfolio of donors making donations of four-to-six figure gifts.

This leader must have a proven track record of results in fundraising, experience communicating and developing relationships with donors and colleagues, desire to work in in a fast-paced environment and a passion for maximizing E4E’s impact. Furthermore, the MDD will deeply understand the vital importance of partnership building and the connection between this work stream and our organization’s overall success.

You will:

Strategically Plan and Analyze:

  • Partner with the local Executive Director and the National Development Team to develop and implement a multi-year strategy for ambitiously increasing the size and number of gifts

  • Leverage research, local landscape knowledge, and fundraising expertise to make strategic recommendations

  • Track and analyze portfolio activity and provide regular updates to the Executive Director and National Development Team, working closely with Associates to ensure data integrity while conducting sound data analysis and continuously improving team strategy

  • Ensure we are maximizing partner opportunities for the chapter, across chapters and in support of organization-wide efforts

  • Analyze and understand the local landscape, trends, and market to inform revenue goals and projections

  • Take on additional responsibility as our team grows, such as managing a local Development Associate

Build Relationships:

  • Support the design and execution of engagement and stewardship plans

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and steward a Regional Advisory Board

  • Strategize, coordinate, and execute timely, accurate and compelling interactions with funders in partnership with the Executive Directors, and in some cases, the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development, and/or Co-CEOs

  • Build relationships with other Managing Directors of Development in local chapters as well as national team members

  • Work closely with the National Development Team to share information, best practices, and lessons learned to strengthen local and organizational fundraising

  • Deeply understand donors and prospects to support the creation and delivery of compelling and meaningful communications such as proposals, reports and updates

  • Work with chapter team members to integrate fundraising into team and member efforts as well as authentically engage donors and prospects in E4E’s work

  • Build a network of external development partners and relationships as a local representative of E4E

Draft Donor Communications:

  • Assist in crafting effective messages to share E4E’s impact and future plans with diverse audiences

  • Deeply understand donors and prospects to support the creation and delivery of compelling, meaningful, and tailored ongoing communication with donors

  • Lead in writing all grant proposals and reports

You Have:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and four to seven years of fundraising/development experience required, including grant writing experience

  • One of the following experiences: one year or more as a Pre K-12 classroom teacher, some form of teaching, school-based professional experience, or previous work within non-profits

  • A proven track record of success in supporting donor/client portfolio development and working across multiple projects, priorities, and teams

Preferred:

  • A high sense of urgency and demonstrated self-motivation, a focus on goals, and commitment to high-quality execution

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership ability to motivate others

  • Exceptional organization skills, high level of efficiency, and ability to manage operations and multiple projects at a time with precision

  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, formal and informal oral and written communications to a variety of audiences

  • Grace, professionalism, excellent judgment, discretion, and impeccable ethical standards

  • Ability and willingness to achieve results through others and laterally manage Senior Leadership Team members

  • A commitment to building mission-aligned partners, who are excited to bring their diverse resources (ideas, networks, time, skills, and experience, in addition to financial resources) to bear in order to achieve our mission

  • Prior experience planning and executing fundraising events

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required; Adobe Illustrator and database (e.g. SalesForce) experience

Moreover, all E4E staff demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other

  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions

  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve

  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change

  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as: paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.

Applications can be addressed to Jelena Dobic, Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development, and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.


Date Posted: September 8, 2017

Managing Director of Development, NY

Educators for excellence

About Us

Our nation’s education system is leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change.  

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 27,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education.

What We Do

Our Theory of Change is grounded in two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession. We achieve this by:

  • Building a movement of forward-thinking teachers through grassroots organizing in communities across the country

  • Identifying and training teacher leaders within that broader movement to take on key positions of influence in their schools, districts, states, and perhaps most importantly, within their teachers unions

  • Creating teacher-led policy recommendations in order to bridge the divide between policymakers and the classroom

  • Advocating for implementation of teacher-generated policy ideas

  • Scaling this model to reach critical mass in the communities we serve and across the country

Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession.

The Opportunity

E4E has realized a number of critical achievements over the past several years, including rapid growth in staff, budget, and impact, and now stands poised to accelerate its progress over the coming five years. As we move forward, we will focus on deepening teacher engagement, developing the vision and tools for transformative teacher leadership, and bringing internal systems to the next level to ensure the organization has the infrastructure, resources, and supports necessary to achieve our goals.

To support this work locally, our New York team is hiring a Managing Director of Development (MDD). Reporting to the Executive Director-New York, the MDD will lead local efforts to build and steward exceptional relationships with local funders (individual, corporate, and foundation). The MDD will work closely with the local Executive Director and the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development on the National Development Team to design a multi-year, ambitious fundraising strategy that ultimately allows the site to fully sustain operations with local support. The MDD will manage a local Development Associate, manage their own portfolio of donors making donations of four-to-five figure gifts, and support the stewardship of leadership donors providing five-to-six figure gifts with the Executive Director.

This leader must have a proven track record of results in fundraising, experience communicating and developing relationships with donors and colleagues, desire to work in in a fast-paced environment and a passion for maximizing E4E’s impact. Furthermore, the MDD will deeply understand the vital importance of partnership building and the connection between this work stream and our organization’s overall success.

You will:

Strategically Plan and Analyze:

  • Partner with the local Executive Director and the National Development Team to develop and implement a multi-year strategy for ambitiously increasing the size and number of gifts

  • Leverage research, local landscape knowledge, and fundraising expertise to make strategic recommendations

  • Track and analyze portfolio activity and provide regular updates to the Executive Director and National Development Team, working closely with Associates to ensure data integrity while conducting sound data analysis and continuously improving team strategy

  • Ensure we are maximizing partner opportunities for the chapter, across chapters and in support of organization-wide efforts

  • Analyze and understand the local landscape, trends, and market to inform revenue goals and projections

  • Manage and professionally develop a local Development Associate

Build Relationships:

  • Support the design and execution of engagement and stewardship plans

  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and steward a Regional Advisory Board

  • Strategize, coordinate, and execute timely, accurate and compelling interactions with funders in partnership with the Executive Directors, and in some cases, the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development, and/or Co-CEOs

  • Build relationships with other Managing Directors of Development in local chapters as well as national team members

  • Work closely with the National Development Team to share information, best practices, and lessons learned to strengthen local and organizational fundraising

  • Deeply understand donors and prospects to support the creation and delivery of compelling and meaningful communications such as proposals, reports and updates

  • Work with chapter team members to integrate fundraising into team and member efforts as well as authentically engage donors and prospects in E4E’s work

  • Build a network of external development partners and relationships as a local representative of E4E

Draft Donor Communications:

  • Assist in crafting effective messages to share E4E’s impact and future plans with diverse audiences

  • Deeply understand donors and prospects to support the creation and delivery of compelling, meaningful, and tailored ongoing communication with donors

  • Lead in writing all grant proposals and reports

You Have:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and four to seven years of fundraising/development experience required, including grant writing experience

  • One of the following experiences: one year or more as a Pre K-12 classroom teacher, some form of teaching, school-based professional experience, or previous work within non-profits

  • A proven track record of success in supporting donor/client portfolio development and working across multiple projects, priorities, and teams

Preferred:

  • A high sense of urgency and demonstrated self-motivation, a focus on goals, and commitment to high-quality execution

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership ability to motivate others

  • Exceptional organization skills, high level of efficiency, and ability to manage operations and multiple projects at a time with precision

  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, formal and informal oral and written communications to a variety of audiences

  • Grace, professionalism, excellent judgment, discretion, and impeccable ethical standards

  • Ability and willingness to achieve results through others and laterally manage Senior Leadership Team members

  • A commitment to building mission-aligned partners, who are excited to bring their diverse resources (ideas, networks, time, skills, and experience, in addition to financial resources) to bear in order to achieve our mission

  • Prior experience planning and executing fundraising events

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required; Adobe Illustrator and database (e.g. SalesForce) experience

Moreover, all E4E staff demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other

  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions

  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve

  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change

  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as: paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.

Applications can be addressed to Jelena Dobic, Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development, and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.


Date Posted: September 8, 2017

Individual Giving Lead

EDUCATORS FOR EXCELLENCE

About Us

Our nation’s education system is leaving millions of students—including an overwhelming number of students of color and low-income students—unprepared for college, career, and life. While research shows that classroom teachers are the single most important in-school factor in improving student achievement, their diverse voices are consistently left out of education policy decisions. For far too long, teachers have been treated as subjects of change rather than as agents of change.  

Founded by public school teachers, Educators for Excellence is a growing movement of 27,000 educators, united around a common set of values and principles for improving student learning and elevating the teaching profession. We work together to identify issues that impact our schools, create solutions to these challenges, and advocate for policies and programs that give all students access to a quality education.

What We Do
Our Theory of Change is grounded in two long-term goals that are inextricably linked: better outcomes for our students and the elevation of the quality and prestige of the teaching profession. We achieve this by:

  • Building a movement of forward-thinking teachers through grassroots organizing in communities across the country

  • Identifying and training teacher leaders within that broader movement to take on key positions of influence in their schools, districts, states, and perhaps most importantly, within their teachers unions

  • Creating teacher-led policy recommendations in order to bridge the divide between policymakers and the classroom

  • Advocating for implementation of teacher-generated policy ideas

  • Scaling this model to reach critical mass in the communities we serve and across the country

Educators for Excellence envisions an equitable and excellent education system that provides all students the opportunity to succeed and elevates the teaching profession. 

The Opportunity
E4E has realized a number of critical achievements over the past several years, including rapid growth in staff, budget, and impact, and now stands poised to accelerate its progress over the coming five years. As we move forward, we will focus on deepening teacher engagement, developing the vision and tools for transformative teacher leadership, and bringing internal systems to the next level to ensure the organization has the infrastructure, resources, and supports necessary to achieve our goals. 

To support this work locally, our National Development Team is hiring an Individual Giving Lead (IGL). Reporting directly to the Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development (VPGSD), the IGL will work in close partnership with the Co-Founders & Co-CEOs and local Executive Directors to build and maintain a robust national individual giving program during a critical time of organizational growth. The IGL will design a strategy to build E4E’s individual portfolio of five-to-seven figure gifts in annual donations, focused on major gifts. In order to execute the strategy, the IGL must coordinate with various senior-level staff members across the organization. The IGL will directly manage a portfolio of high net worth individuals, working directly with donors and prospects as appropriate and collaborating with the Co-CEOs to build relationships and steward partnerships. The IGL will hire, on-board, manage, and professionally develop an Individual Giving Associate who will support the execution of the team’s strategy and portfolio management.

You Will:

Strategically Planning and Analyze:

  • Work with the VPGSD and Co-CEOs to design strategy for individual portfolio growth and stewardship

  • Develop high-level strategic plans for internal and external work

  • Track, manage, and prioritize donor stewardship within portfolio and in support of senior leaders holding individual relationships

  • Set vision for and support multi-site individual giving strategy, such as special individual giving programs

  • Hire, on-board, manage, and professionally develop an Individual Giving Associate to support strategic planning and day-to-day execution of work

Build Relationships:

  • Create and steward deep, long-lasting partnerships with major individual donors

  • Grow and maintain a portfolio of five-to-seven figure gifts in annual donations

  • Develop strong partnerships with the Deputy Director of Regional Giving to identify and execute on organization-wide or multi-site donor opportunities

  • Support management of key anchor supporters in partnership with senior staff such as VPGSD and Executive Directors

  • Partner with and support Co-CEOs to build and maintain relationships with individual donors

You Have:

Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and at least four to seven years of direct fundraising experience, and, ideally, at least three years working with individual donors; experience working in education reform/education fundraising highly preferred

  • One of the following experiences: one year or more as a Pre K-12 classroom teacher, some form of teaching, school-based professional experience or previous work within non-profits

  • Experience managing direct reports and working across teams to drive success; ability and willingness to achieve results through others and laterally manage Senior Leadership Team members

Preferred:

  • Exceptional organization and executional skills, high level of efficiency, and ability to manage operations and multiple projects at one time with precision

  • Deep collective and personal responsibility; a sense of urgency and ability to work both independently and collaboratively to meet and exceed ambitious goals and chart a course for this new position and E4E’s fundraising

  • Commitment to building a base of mission-aligned partners who are excited to bring their diverse resources (ideas, networks, time, skills, and experience, in addition to financial resources) to bear in order to achieve our mission

  • Grace, professionalism, excellent judgment, discretion, and impeccable ethical standards — comfortable working with various senior leaders, community and business leaders

  • Ability to understand the motivations of others, inspire and compel others to action, and quickly build authentic and deep relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to produce and deliver clear, concise, formal and informal oral and written communications to a variety of audiences

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required; Adobe Illustrator and database (e.g. SalesForce) experience preferred

Moreover, all E4E staff demonstrate our Core Values:

  • Respect and Professionalism: We act with personal responsibility, respect, and commitment to high quality work, to our organization and to each other

  • Solutions Orientation: We consistently approach even the most complex challenges with positivity, proactive solutions, and the assumption of best intentions

  • Growth Mindset: We intentionally create opportunities to develop ourselves and others in order to learn and continuously improve

  • Dynamic Leadership: We courageously take ownership, empower others, set bold visions, think strategically, and adapt to change

  • Diversity and Inclusiveness: Educational inequity is linked to race, power, and privilege, and so we take action to shift this paradigm by reflecting on our own identities, creating an inclusive and diverse community, and leveraging our differences as strengths

Benefits & Applying

Educators for Excellence believes in providing employees with benefits to support self-care, wellness, and financial stability. We value the whole person and provide benefits such as; paid time off, health insurance plans, competitive salaries that include pre-tax benefits, and cell phone reimbursements. See more information about our benefits here.

Applications can be addressed to Jelena Dobic, Vice President of Growth Strategy and Development, and should include a resume and cover letter. Please ensure that all materials address relevant experience and your understanding of how this position connects to the overall mission of E4E.

Educators for Excellence is an equal opportunity employer. We predominantly partner with low-income communities of color. Therefore, though race and other identity markers are never used to make final hiring decisions, we place a particular focus on recruiting staff members who share the backgrounds of the communities we serve.


Date Posted: September 1, 2017

Associate Director of Development, Penn Libraries

University Overview

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

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

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

School/Center Overview

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

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

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

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

Duties

The Penn Libraries serves the world-class faculty and students of Penn's 12 schools. The Libraries' collections comprise more than 7 million volumes, over 100,000 journals, some 2 million digitized images, and extraordinary rare and unique materials that document the intellectual and cultural experience of ancient and modern civilizations. Through our collaborative relationships, we supplement Penn's great local collections with physical access to the Center for Research Libraries (approximately 5 million items), the combined holdings of the Ivies (more than 70 million volumes), and exclusive electronic access to some 2 million public domain titles in the HathiTrust. Today, the Libraries plays an instrumental role in developing new technologies for information discovery and dissemination and are noted for groundbreaking work in digital library design.

To learn more about the Penn Libraries, visit http://www.library.upenn.edu.


Reporting to the Director of Advancement for the Penn Libraries, the Associate Director of Development is an integral member of the Advancement Office, primarily responsible for management of several key areas of development activities including gifts-in-kind, gift planning, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations and major gift fundraising. The Associate Director manages a portfolio of major gifts prospects and donors nationally with emphasis on 2-3 metropolitan regions. Works closely with the Director, to implement priorities and devise fundraising strategies, programs and events. Designs and implements cultivation and stewardship events for individuals and groups. The Associate Director cultivates library donors and volunteers for annual, major and planned gifts and future leadership roles at the Libraries and at the University, which includes opportunities at the Orrery Society Council and the Board of Overseers for the Libraries. The Associate Director coordinates gifts-in-kind to the Penn Libraries and works closely with curators and bibliographers in the process. The Associate Director oversees the annual giving program for the Penn Libraries, while also liaise with the Office of Gift Planning and the Parents Program. Plays a key role in the Libraries' corporate and foundation relationships work.


Specific Responsibilities:
The Associate Director will support the fundraising activities and efforts on behalf of the Penn Libraries by managing a major gifts prospect portfolio, with a focus on alumni, parents and friends:

  • Build and manage a portfolio of 50 plus donors and prospect, understanding the Libraries' limited pool and that building a portfolio will require creativity, time and hard work. Focus portfolio on individuals with the capacity of making $50,000+ commitments.

  • Conduct at least 60 individual visits per year, focused on identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors primarily in the greater Philadelphia, mid-Atlantic and additional regions (subject to change).

  • Meet personalized annual fundraising goal, but also understand responsibilities for overall goals for the Penn Libraries.

  • Manage the process of identifying, qualifying, cultivating and soliciting individual donors.

  • Design and implement cultivation/stewardship special events in these regions when strategic.

  • Cultivate donors and volunteers for future leadership roles on the Orrery Society Council and the Libraries Board of Overseers.

  • Collaborate with fundraising and alumni relations colleagues to devise donor strategies.

  • Familiarize him/her-self with the Penn Libraries to effectively make the case for support.

  • Identify opportunities to engage volunteers and the Vice Provost & Director of Libraries in cultivation and solicitation efforts.

  • Work with centralized fundraising staff to identify potential donors for the Penn Libraries, design donor strategies, collaborate when appropriate and assist in ensuring that centralized staff can articulate the case for the Penn Libraries and understand priorities.

  • In coordination with the Senior Associate Director serve as the primary contact for the Orrery Society Council members in regions covered.

  • Work closely with members of the Orrery Society Council in regions to use their expertise and relationships to advance the Libraries' priorities.

  • Support the Director in the management of Libraries Board members in regions, and devise strategy for their continued engagement with the Libraries and beyond as their terms come to an end.

Serve as the Libraries main contact on gifts-in-kind, often gifts of books, manuscripts or other printed materials.

  • Serve as the primary liaison to the Libraries for facilitating collection gifts, including overseeing the tracking of all gifts-in-kind.

  • Work closely with registrar for Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts on gifts of rare materials and collections.

  • Engage the Director of Collection Development and designated staff to coordinate GIKs of none-rare materials.

  • Work with the Director and Office of Gift Planning to ensure deeds of gifts for GIKs are current and reflective of our collection policies.

  • Work with senior team in Libraries to ensure curators and bibliographers are familiar with the internal policy and work flow for accepting GIKs, and that they have sufficient knowledge of legal obligations to aid the process.

  • Serve as Advancement's liaison on development and maintenance of tracking software for GIKs.

  • Keep pipeline of GIKs.

The Associate Director will oversee the strategy and development of the Penn Libraries Fund program, with a view to expanding and developing our prospect and donor base.

  • Build on existing strategy and work with the Assistant Director of Communications to oversee production of annual appeal materials.

  • Oversee segmentation for e-mail, online, and hard copy appeals.

  • Develop existing stewardship program for Penn Libraries Fund Donors.

  • Work with Manager, Prospect and Administration Services to develop appropriate data sets and track success of appeals and resulting donations.

The Associate Director will be assigned special projects as they arise but will also be responsible for several ongoing efforts:

  • Serve as the liaison to the Penn Parents Program. Work with the Director of the Parents Program to identify programming opportunities for new parents, fundraising efforts, and other outreach to build a community of Penn Parents who understands and appreciates the Penn Libraries.

  • Work with Senior Associate Director, Manager, Prospect and Administrative Services and Director of Advancement to identify new prospect bases for further development.

  • Collaborate on, and implement events as needed with the Advancement Team throughout the year.

Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. 3-5 years minimum of successful experience in development, preferably in a library or higher education. Experience with direct solicitation of five and six figure gifts from individuals and/or grant entities.. Must have ability to manage multiple projects in a goal- and deadline-oriented environment, and to work independently and as a strong team player. Should be able to analyze and concisely articulate issues and to work with a diverse group of constituents. Strong strategic and conceptual abilities necessary to succeed within complex and goal-oriented environment. Ability to learn the needs and priorities of the Libraries and translate those into written proposals is required to successfully carry out this job. Excellent written and communication skills are required. Travel, evening/weekend work and valid driver's license required.

Affirmative Action Statement

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

Internet Applicant Rule

The University of Pennsylvania uses an online application process for all open positions. No individual will be considered an applicant until he/she has filled out an application through the system directly at

http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30727


Date Posted: September 1, 2017

The Nature Conservancy

JOB TITLE: Illinois Chief Development Officer

JOB FAMILY: Development

JOB NUMBER: 150058

SALARY GRADE: 11

STATUS: Salaried

DATE: August 15, 2017

ABOUT US

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 69 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 Nature Conservancy seeks a highly-experienced development leader who will lead the Chapter and work across the global organization to preserve, strengthen and grow the culture of philanthropy within the Illinois Chapter and allow the Chapter to fully avail itself of its location in one of the top wealth markets in the world.  This position is one of a handful of major philanthropic leadership roles within the organization (approximately 4,000 employees worldwide) and is critical to the Conservancy’s success in Illinois and around the globe.  The Illinois Chief Development Officer will join an exceptionally committed and passionate team of executive leaders, scientists, program experts, board members and volunteers at a time of robust growth.

The Illinois Chief Development Officer (CDO) 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 Illinois and around the world. They must be a proven strong and inspiring leader, a successful major and principal gifts fundraiser, and experienced in program management and in designing and executing complex donor strategies. The CDO manages all major gifts functions, which may include multi-year fundraising campaigns, board recruitment and development, planned giving, principal (7-figure) gift fundraising, donor prospecting and research, and stewardship. The CDO recruits, develops, and inspires a staff of high-performing philanthropy professionals, works closely with the Illinois Board of Trustees and other volunteer leaders, and builds a culture of philanthropy throughout the Illinois Chapter.

The CDO will build on the Illinois Chapter’s significant contributions to the Conservancy’s domestic and global priorities. To that end, the CDO must be motivated to learn and able to work in collaboration with conservation experts, philanthropy staff on an organization-wide basis as well as with donors and volunteers across a dispersed and complex organization to integrate philanthropy with sophisticated conservation and policy initiatives. The CDO is a member of the Illinois Management Team and plays a leadership role in building the Chapter’s role as a hub of conservation innovation and success.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Chief Development Officer is charged with:

  • Management responsibility for a 15-person philanthropy team, which encompasses major and principal gift functions, planned giving, philanthropy operational and support functions.

  • Leading Chapter philanthropy efforts to fundraise over $20 million annually in outright gifts and pledges in support of The Nature Conservancy’s Illinois Chapter as well as regional and global conservation priorities.

  • Executing the current 5-year, $100M comprehensive campaign for Illinois and global priorities, currently entering year 3 at 50% of goal (as of August 2017).

  • Expanding a strategic, comprehensive development program that taps into the entire range of development tactics and opportunities.

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

  • Actively fosters deep collaboration and advances strategic relationships, with Worldwide Office and other Conservancy programs, and with trustees and donors to achieve Conservancy goals.

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

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

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

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

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

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

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

  • Lead, inspire and develop a team of 15 fundraising professionals, directly supervising of 4-5 staff, with responsibility including recruitment, retaining, training, professional development, establishing clear direction, and inspiring “stretch” objectives.

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

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

Within the scope of the position, the CDO will:

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

  • Develop and manage chapter outreach plan to donors and prospects at all levels and through multiple channels including print, digital, events and meetings; oversee creation of requisite communication tools and publications.

  • 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.

  • Oversee financial management of program; set budget and fundraising objectives, analyze and report results, and take corrective actions.

  • Maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive information.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree and 9 years related experience, including 3 years 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 working in a large, complex, not-for-profit environment.

  • Experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.

  • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles, practices, and procedures of non-profit fundraising.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

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

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

  • 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 supervising a major and principal gifts program.

  • 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

To apply to position number 45711, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, October 8, 2017. Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES

Accountability for Outcomes

Pushes for excellence. Establishes challenging goals for self and others to drive performance in support of the Conservancy’s mission. Rewards behavior that achieves these standards and is aligned with the organization’s mission/ values. Takes action to address performance problems in a timely and appropriate manner.

Builds Organizational Capability

Builds or adapts organizational structures to accomplish the mission and to improve performance. This includes reorganizing organizational systems, structures, processes, procedures, communication channels or reporting relationships. With the Conservancy’s strategic filter in mind, determines who can contribute, gets the right people involved, and builds bench strength for the future.

Collaboration & Teamwork

Shows a willingness to put the needs and goals of a global organization before personal/local/departmental needs. Works with others across organizational boundaries. Makes decisions, sets priorities, and allocates resources to help the organization as a whole achieve results.

Courage & Decisiveness

Makes decisions and stands by them. Makes timely decisions even under pressure and when lacking complete information. Has the courage to modify decisions and admit why and how they were wrong.

Develops Strategic Partnerships

Improves position of the Conservancy with key stakeholders and constituents. Builds broad, global networks with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., boards, NGOs, government agencies, donors, other conservancies) to raise awareness of conservation issues and further organizational goals.

Focused Innovation

Personally demonstrates innovative thinking and encourages this behavior in others. Is willing to take calculated risks within organizational parameters in order to achieve tangible results that advance the strategic agenda of the Conservancy. Achieves results by generating and encouraging the development of imaginative, novel, or original ideas and solutions that are consistent with TNC strategy.

Influences for Results

Achieves results by persuading, convincing, or influencing others. Adapts approach to the individual or group and knows how and when to use complex influence strategies. Uses success stories and passion for the mission to generate enthusiasm and support.

Strategic Initiative

The ability to identify trends and opportunities for the Conservancy to achieve effective global conservation. Develops strategies and plans aligned with the mission. Understands both the immediate and long-term implications of each decision by looking beyond their local environment.

Visionary Leadership

Inspires team to meet challenges and implement the strategy. Includes communicating an inspiring vision and generating clarity, commitment and passion for the mission.

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 orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.


Date Posted: September 1, 2017

Washington University in St. Louis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alumni & Development Programs

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

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

Open Positions:

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

Athletics

International

Medical Development

Siteman Cancer Center

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 1, 2017

Director of Donor Relations

University Advancement

University of Oregon

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

The Office of Stewardship and Public Events manages donor relations, special events, volunteer coordination, gift administration, principal and leadership gifts and public events. It is responsible for the design and implementation of a program of donor recognition and stewardship for annual donors (the President's Society), cumulative giving (Founders Societies), corporate donors (Corporate Partners), bequest donors (Arnold Bennett Hall Legacy Society), endowment donors and volunteers to the University of Oregon. This office works cooperatively with the UO President and administrators, school and college fundraising staffs, and UO donors to provide a university-wide stewardship and cultivation program that moves prospects toward solicitation readiness.

The Director of Donor Relations is responsible for the growth and implementation of a program of recognition and stewardship for university donors. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Stewardship and Public Events, the director has major responsibility for management and oversight of the university’s donor recognition program for high-end annual donors (President’s Society), planned giving donors (Arnold Bennett Hall Legacy Society) and cumulative giving (Founder’s Society), scholarship donors, donors to named faculty and customized stewardship plans. The director has regular direct contact with donors, development officers, university faculty, students and administrators. The director manages a team of stewardship professionals including the Associate Director of Scholarship and Named Faculty Stewardship, Assistant Director and Stewardship and Events Manager. Team direction is a key component of this position and about 25% of the time. This position requires a flexible work schedule, to include some evenings and weekends.

Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $62,000 – $67,000. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/521034/director-of-donor-relations, #521034.

Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by September 25, 2017. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.

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


Date Posted: September 1, 2017

Leadership Gift Officer

Bennington College

Bennington College is seeking an innovative, entrepreneurial and motivated leadership gift officer.  In collaboration with a dynamic new leadership team at both helm of the College and in Institutional Advancement, the major and leadership giving team will shape the future of the College by preparing Bennington for an impending comprehensive campaign (the most aspirational in school history) and building a culture of philanthropy.

Leadership gift officers at Bennington have the unique opportunity to work in partnership with the College’s senior administrative team and faculty to develop truly comprehensive engagement and solicitation strategies.

Fundraising for all of Bennington’s top priorities, the leadership gift officer will manage a portfolio of 150 - 175 prospects in key geographic markets throughout the Northeast and the country.  The gift officer will work with up and coming philanthropists as well as loyal donors making gifts of a lifetime through strategic relationship management.

Qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree and four or more years of related experience.  

  • Proven ability to identify/cultivate/solicit/steward prospects with the potential to give at the $25k - $100k level. Prospect work will include qualification of newly identified prospects.

  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication.  Planning, organizational, problem-solving, and time management skills.

  • Comfort in dealing with a wide range of College constituencies.

  • Ability to apply good judgement; tact and discretion is required to deal with highly confidential information.

  • Strong technology proficiency with experience using donor software, Google (gmail, gdrive) and Excel.

  • Sense of humor and ability to work well within a team of highly motivated individuals required.

  • Significant travel and weekend responsibilities are required.

The College

This fall, Forbes named Bennington one of "tomorrow's hot colleges" thanks to the College's dynamic new leadership and its progressive approach to education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self-fulfillment and constructive social purposes and believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity--in community and in curriculum--are vital to achieving those aims. Bennington College strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Bennington continues to inspire more voices, more experiences, and more points of view. In addition to recently welcoming one of the most diverse classes in the College’s history, Bennington is investing in the diversification of its faculty and staff to reflect the fullest possible range of experiences in this community.

Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest.  From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.

Please apply with a letter of interest and resume here.     


Date Posted: September 1, 2017

Data Analyst

Beloit College

Beloit College invites applications for a position in a dynamic fundraising team responsible for engaging our diverse and talented alumni, parents, and friends with the life of a nationally ranked liberal arts college. The Data Analyst supports the work of the division of Development and Alumni Relations by turning data into information, information into insight, and insight into business decisions. This smart, detail-oriented, curious, well-organized professional will work in a very fast-paced, data-driven environment and will be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets to drive strategy around the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and donor populations at all levels. Reporting to the Executive Director of Development Operations & Alumni Engagement, the Data Analyst is a key member of the Development Information Systems & Analytics team.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in data and analysis, understand query/analysis techniques and be familiar with tools used to retrieve, manipulate, and report on information stored in database systems. Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and familiarity custom report writing tools (or willingness to learn) is preferred.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of work experience and education is required, with preference given to those candidates with experience in areas such as business or financial analysis, social science research, statistical research, or related fields. Experience working in higher education fundraising is preferred but not required.
Submit letter of application, resume, and the contact information of three professional references to BCDATASearch2@beloit.edu. Review of applications will begin September 5 and continue until the position is filled. Additional information can be obtained by visiting our website at www.beloit.edu.

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives. AA/EEO


Date Posted: September 1, 2017

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

MIT

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, Biology, to plan and develop all phases of a program to expand endowment and operating support for the department. This will include identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospects for leadership and principal gifts from alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations; and supervising stewardship of new and existing donors. Emphasis will be placed on individual major gift fund-raising ($100,000+) and increased engagement of alumni. Will also maintain and expand annual stewardship plan including events, gift acknowledgements, and annual donor reports; plan and implement strategic cultivation or acknowledgement events; work with Communications team to aid in developing and executing a department communications strategy including annual appeal to graduate alumni, online newsletter, communications materials, donor reports for endowed funds and lectureships, faculty profile and achievements, contributions to School of Science newsletter, and special reports; work with volunteers to coordinate contact with prospective donors; and travel to cultivate prospective donors. Position involves coordinating fund-raising activities with the School of Science, Office of Resource Development, and Alumni Association. 

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; minimum of five years’ development experience, with background in major gift fund-raising; initiative; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and excellent computer skills, including proficiency with database management systems. Must be able to manage a variety of tasks concurrently; work both independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team; remain flexible as situations demand; exercise independent judgment, discretion, and confidentiality; and gather and compile information from a variety of sources. Experience in higher education preferred. Interest or experience in the life sciences a plus. (Must be willing to travel approximately 10% of the time and work occasional evening and weekend events.)

Interested applicants should go to careers.mit.edu, click on “External Applicants” and search for 15005 under “Job Id”.


Date Posted: September 1, 2017

Executive Director, External Relations - UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs is located in the midst of the thriving and innovative city of Los Angeles. The School is a place where social work, urban planning and policy-making converge as scholars discover new ways to empower the disadvantaged, serve communities and solve local and global problems.  Faculty and students address society's most pressing concerns as they take scholarship to the streets with the mission of creating a healthier, happier population. Philanthropic support provides the necessary resources to grow future generations of transformative leaders and advance solutions to issues including immigration, health care financing, national security, economic development and an aging population.

UCLA is recruiting an Executive Director, External Relations, to oversee development, external relations and communications for the Luskin School of Public Affairs. Reporting jointly to the Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Senior Executive Director of Development for the Professional Schools, the Executive Director will implement a comprehensive and integrated development program. In cooperation with University Communications and Public Outreach, the Executive Director will develop, implement and oversee a communications program designed to enhance the visibility and reputation of the School.  In conjunction with the Dean, the Executive Director will lead activities in the areas of Special Events and Protocol, Alumni Relations and the Senior Fellowship Program. Responsibilities include maintaining progress in meeting Centennial Campaign goals and managing direct efforts to attract private support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other organizations. Additionally this position will represent the School to various stakeholders, develop sophisticated fundraising strategies, provide effective team leadership and exhibit strong strategic planning and analytical skills.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years of professional experience in the design, implementation and management of complex development programs with a strong understanding of the principles and practices of university development and alumni relations. Candidates for this opportunity will possess demonstrated skill in developing sophisticated strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of annual and major gifts.  The Executive Director, External Relations, will also have the ability to develop, implement and oversee a strategic communications program designed to enhance the visibility and reputation of the Luskin School of Public Affairs. Strong communication skills to express, both verbally and in writing, the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the Luskin School of Public Affairs, are a key component of this role.  In addition, the Executive Director will be an excellent collaborator, leader and motivator with strong communication and interpersonal skills to express the mission of the University and the fundraising goals of the campus, especially as they relate to the Luskin School of Public Affairs. 

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 click here or visit UCLA’s Development Careers website at: www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu and click on “Open Positions” #25454.

http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1517

Up to $160,000 annually


Date Posted: September 1, 2017

Director of Development, Humanities, UCLA College of Letters & Science

UCLA is a home to a community of scholars engaged in the pursuit of knowledge. The humanities are at the heart of a college education, serving as one of four academic divisions within the UCLA College of Letters and Science.  As a robust and diverse environment for learning, the Division of Humanities encompasses programs, institutes and centers that cultivate creative, critical thought. Studying the past through philosophy, literature, religion, art, music, and language informs and enlightens the future. Philanthropy and the ability to raise funds for the Division’s programs and initiatives make this possible. UCLA is currently recruiting for a Director of Development, Division of Humanities.

An experienced and innovative fundraiser, the Director of Development will implement a strategic development plan reflecting the academic priorities of the Division of Humanities, under the supervision of the Executive Director of Humanities and Undergraduate Education Development in the College of Letters and Science and in consultation with the Dean of Humanities. He/She will establish long-range goals and objectives, including for The Centennial Campaign and beyond. The Director will develop constituencies and identify a core group of prospective donors, including major gift donors, in relation to academic priorities for cultivation and solicitation. This position will meet with volunteers, donors, prospective donors, faculty, and community stakeholders as well as cooperative working relationships with appropriate individuals and offices in the College of Letters and Science and throughout External Affairs. The Director will seek to understand research interests and areas of expertise as well as serve as a staff resource to the Dean of Humanities and represent the Division of Humanities in the College and to the broader community.

The Director of Development will possess five years of progressively responsible development experience, with a strong working knowledge of principles and practices of major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education. He/She will have the ability to effectively work harmoniously to achieve fundraising goals and demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement individual, corporate and foundation identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies. The Director will possess excellent communication and listening skills and experience implementing special events to convey UCLA's fundraising goals and the specific priorities of the Division of Humanities.

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 (#25435) and how to apply, please visit:

http://developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1514

Or go to UCLA’s Development Careers website at http://www.developmentcareers.ucla.edu, click Open Development Positions, and then click the job title from the list.

Application Link:
http://developmentcareers.ucla.edu/posting.aspx?Type=dev&ID=1514

Salary:
Up to $100,000  annually USD