Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a positive and dynamic individual to help execute the strategy and activity needed to secure the leadership gifts within the NMH Fund. The Associate Director will work to cultivate, solicit, and steward leadership annual giving prospects among alumni, parents, and friends. This position requires critical customer service, relationship building, and excellent donor relations skills. This role will have high volume activity goals for calls, emails, and outreach and will be measured by both activity and conversion of outreach to gift activity.
The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree; 1-3 years experience with personal or phone solicitation; relevant experience (sales, development, or customer service) may be considered. Candidates must have superior interpersonal skills and exhibit excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to apply good judgement and decision making skills and maintain confidentiality is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google products preferred and experience with Raiser’s Edge or comparable donor databases is highly desired. Additional qualifications include the ability to work collaboratively with a team, as well as being a self-starter capable of working independently. Some weekend and evening work required. Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and embrace the opportunity to work with a diverse community in a boarding school environment.
To apply for this position, please stop by the office of Human Resources to complete an application, or send or e-mail a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Northfield Mount Hermon One Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon, MA 01354 Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240 E-mail: email@example.com
**Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
** Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer
As the Assistant or Associate Vice President for University Advancement, you will lead our Advancement team in ensuring growth and sustainability of the university. Providing oversight and direction, is responsible for co-creating, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive development plan, as well as participating in a robust level of development planning. Leading the team in all aspects of fundraising, including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and planned giving.
Reporting directly to the Vice President for University Advancement, this full-time exempt role will work with both internal and external constituents, cultivating and solidifying investor relationships, and representing Franklin Pierce University at events. This is an ideal opportunity for a highly skilled advancement professional who is ready to take the next steps in advancement leadership. As travel is required, it is essential that the Assistant or Associate Vice President is able to travel on a regional and national basis, as required.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Minimum of seven years of proven fundraising experience.
- CFRE credentials.
- Strong professional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required.
- A four year degree required, a Master’s preferred; or a combination of education, training and related experience.
- Experience managing and leading advancement team and/or administrative staff.
- Previous experience with development and/or advancement services, with progressive responsibility.
- Valid driver’s license, with the ability to travel.
As a full-time employee, this position is eligible for health, dental, and vision plans, as well as tuition benefits and pension contributions after criteria met.
To apply for this position, please go to Careers at FPU.
Franklin Pierce is a private, non-profit, regionally-accredited University where every student has the opportunity to discover their passion and greatest potential. Franklin Pierce University is located in Rindge, New Hampshire with satellite campuses located in Manchester, Portsmouth and West Lebanon, New Hampshire and Goodyear Arizona. Our first president, Frank S. DiPietro, maintained the perspective that “only the small college can provide the intimate relationships between those who learn and those who teach.” More than five decades later, the University remains committed to this vision. With an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and a sense of place, the community of educators at Pierce prepares every graduate for life on the other side of a degree through a combination of personalized teaching, and experiential and applied learning, including research, internships, and co-ops.
Under the direction of the director of development, the associate director of foundation and government relations helps to strategically plan and implement a comprehensive program for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of institutional and faculty grants to the College from foundation and government sources. In addition, this position will provide critical sponsored research and professional development support to faculty seeking grants to advance their teaching and scholarship, thereby elevating the profile of the college and its unique pedagogy. This grant writer position holds supervisory responsibilities.
A bachelor’s degree with three years of job related experience is required; previous experience with higher education administration and the liberal arts environment is preferred. Ideal candidate will have experience in higher-level conceptual development, proposal development and grants management, project management, budget development and monitoring, and prospect research and stewardship. Successful candidate must have excellent writing, communication and interpersonal skills, and the experience of providing expert editorial feedback on grant narratives. Candidate must have demonstrated higher-level organizational, planning and time management skills; knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; and ability to meet internal and external deadlines. Familiarity with federal grants submissions is a plus. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
This is a full time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/ www.hampshire.edu
Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.
The Mary Lyon Foundation Inc., is seeking a part-time business manager/bookkeeper (5-7 hours a week) to oversee its financial operations. The foundation is a community based 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports quality primary and secondary education in the towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne.
The goals of the organization are to 1) identify educational needs in the community, 2) develop programs to address those needs, and 3) secure financial resources to fund identified needs and programs.
- Maintain an efficient and up-to-date accounting system for disbursements, receipts, cash flow, payroll, and account reconciliations.
- Provide financial statements on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to the Co-Executive Directors and the Foundation Board.
- Assist with development of budgets, analyses, and budget revisions, to support the management and planning processes of the Foundation.
- Provide co-directors and board with interim reports, technical assistance and expenditure guidance as necessary or as requested.
- Maintain personnel and payroll systems, including state and federal payroll tax filings.
- Maintain the organization’s insurance policies, contracts, sub-contracts and leases, including preparation, payment and tracking.
- Coordinate and oversee all external financial/audit activity, providing all materials and information to the auditor as requested by the executive directors/board.
- Attend monthly board meetings and events as requested.
- Serve as liaison to key financial services and vendors such as banks and insurance companies.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently 5-7 hours per week.
- Minimum of five years’ experience and demonstrated working knowledge of Quickbooks.
- Demonstrated ability to create and customize reports in Quickbooks.
- Thorough understanding and proficiency in general ledger, accounts payables, accounts receivables, payroll, bank reconciliations, 1099 forms, W-2 forms, quarterly payroll filings, payroll taxes, and journal entries.
- Proven ability to understand and prepare a balance sheet, profit & loss statement, fund balance report, and actual versus budgeted reports.
- Proven experience in setting up and maintaining proper filing systems for the Foundation’s record keeping.
- Experience working with accountant to prepare tax returns and conduct financial reviews.
- Experience preparing monthly board reports and attending monthly board meetings.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
- Well organized with the ability to work both independently and as a member of the team.
The Business Manager/Bookkeeper will report to the Co-Executive Directors.
To apply, reply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter, resume and references.
For a job description and additional information about the Mary Lyon Foundation, please visit https://marylyonfoundation.org/ - the position will remain open until filled.
The Director, Parent Major Gifts will serve as a key member of Colgate's Advancement team, responsible for engaging parents in supporting Colgate philanthropically. Colgate parents contribute between $4M-$5M annually to the University, supporting a variety of important projects: the Colgate Fund, the Internship Fund, the Global Leaders series, capital initiatives, and more.
The person in this position will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to connect with top parent prospects and secure leadership-level annual gifts ($20,000+) both in person and on the phone.
The Director, Parent Major Gifts, is responsible for:
- effective management of fundraising projects and related events as assigned
- establishing and owning parent annual fundraising goal - managing a portfolio of major gift parent prospects
- developing training and resources to assist other gift officers with their parent prospects
- managing and growing the Parents' Steering Committee
The Director, Parent Major Gifts is accountable for positively representing all aspects of the university at all times.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.
A bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been acquired is required.
- Must possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced organization and work effectively with staff, parents, administrators, faculty, alumni, and board members is essential.
- Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the university's mission and its ambitious fundraising goals.
- Demonstrated experience in team building and project management.
- Experience in private college advancement is highly desirable with preference to those with proven track record of closing major gifts from parent and alumni constituencies.
- A minimum of three years of fundraising in private college advancement is highly desirable.
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of major donors appropriate for and interested in the financial support of WGBY. Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors at the Leadership Circle ($365-$999) and Murrow Society ($1,000 +) levels soliciting gifts and planned giving commitments
- Work collaboratively with and in support of volunteers, other development staff, and other WGBY representatives to cultivate and solicit donors for WGBY priorities
- Monitor all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect/donor relations
- Manage Move Management models for all identified donors as well as prospects. Effectively code, segment and track donor activities.
- Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle o Initiate contact with potential leadership and major gift donors o Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers o Move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure o Make solicitations when appropriate o Maintain stewardship contacts with donors; adhere to the highest ethical standards; reflect optimistic and positive attitude; and display sensitivity to the needs of the donors.
- Assist in Major and Planned Giving communications to donors and prospective donors including: mail, email, on-air presence and newsletters as needed.
- Conduct 2 visits per month with key donors. Include key personnel or volunteers on these visits. Must have the ability to travel.
- Assist in department database needs as needed.
- Communicate and behave in a way that is free from discrimination, intolerance or harassment when interacting with coworkers, colleagues and clients.
- Stay informed on station activities and cooperate with all departments.
- Participate in station Membership Drives, Special/Community Events and/or activities.
- Other reasonable related duties as assigned by the Director of Development
- Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of experience working in a fundraising or development position with an understanding of major donor fundraising techniques
- Highly Energetic with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts
- Interest in Public Media and a dedication to promote WGBY’s fundraising priorities through development of excellent relationships with staff, volunteers and board members
- Ability to think strategically and be creative and flexible
- Excellent organizational and planning skills
- Highly-developed oral and written communication skills
- Ability to reliably manage a significant work load under pressure and meet tight deadlines as required
- Experience with fundraising software; knowledge of Salesforce a plus
- Valid driver’s license, access to transportation and willingness to travel.
The Alumni and Donor Engagement Manager is an active and visible member of the University community, and is responsible for developing and managing a diverse menu of opportunities for Bay Path alumni and friends to engage with the University, with quantifiable and measurable goals of further strengthening the alumni and donor community, and increasing alumni giving and participation. This energetic and ambitious Manager will serve as staff liaison to the Alumni Association Council, and will also collaborate with divisions across the institution to discover and develop appropriate alumni engagement opportunities. He/she will utilize personal communication, social media, print, and other mediums to connect and communicate with all Bay Path alumni and encourage lifelong relationships with the University. The successful candidate work closely with all members of the University Relations team, including leadership gift officers, to develop engagement strategies that support fundraising goals.
The Community Engagement Officer works closely with the Chief Philanthropy Officer and the Program Director to advance the community foundation’s new relationship development, donor stewardship, competitive grant and area fund programs. Part of a collaborative team of philanthropic services and program staff, s/he is externally focused on the work of building productive relationships with donors and nonprofits, gaining knowledge of the nonprofit sector and issues facing the region, supporting volunteer advisory committees and serving as a foundation representative at community meetings and events. Approximately 70% of the officer’s time will be spent on working on advancement activities and supporting donors, and 30% will be spent on program-related activities and on other priorities, including professional development and administrative matters. The position is one of four Community Engagement Officers that integrate advancement and programmatic responsibilities. The position reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer.
The successful Community Engagement Officer will achieve the following outcomes over time, working with other staff, board and volunteers:
- Refinement and execution of enhanced prospect cultivation and management process
- Stronger relationships with donors and prospective donors in his/her portfolio through regular communication that results in personal visits, attendance at foundation-sponsored events, support of strategic priorities and/or grant proposals referred for consideration, or new gifts
- Incremental progress toward greater alignment between the grantmaking of area funds and other competitive grant programs with the foundation’s strategic priorities
- More effective coordination of fundraising activities for area funds and field of interest funds
- Work with the Chief Philanthropy Officer and Gifts Coordinator to expand prospect identification and cultivation processes, especially building out new ways to engage board, volunteers and staff in advancement activities.
- Develop productive working relationships with a portfolio of donors. Proactively engage donors through in-person meetings to share information on grantmaking opportunities and community foundation leadership initiatives and respond to fund-related questions. The community engagement officer will serve as the key contact/relationship manager for approximately 30 to 45 donors.
- Support fundraising activities of volunteer committees, including area funds and select field of interest funds that seek to build charitable resources to address an issue or geographic region.
- Manage a portfolio of competitive grant programs, including six area funds. This involves:
- Maintaining up-to-date information on grant opportunities on the foundation’s website
- Supporting nonprofits through the application process
- Reviewing and evaluating proposals
- Preparing committee agendas
- Preparing donor stewardship reports
- Working with committee chairs to facilitate advisory committee review and decision-making processes
- Notifying applicants of grant decisions
- Facilitating grantee site visits
- Coordinate regular communication and meetings involving all area fund committee chairs.
- Other related duties as assigned by the Chief Philanthropy Officer.
The successful candidate will possess, and have demonstrated in previous roles, the following attributes and skills:
- College degree required, along with 2-3 years of professional experience
- Experience in the nonprofit sector, especially development
- Project management skills
- Critical analysis, oral and written communication skills
- Public speaking and group facilitation skills
- Ability to synthesize and organize information with an attention to detail
- Ability to travel to meetings around the foundation’s region and occasionally to conferences and other professional development opportunities
Compensation Commensurate with experience and skills. Benefits include health, dental, life, disability, paid vacation, sick leave and contribution to 403(b) plan.
How to Apply Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com. No calls please.
Deadlines A review of candidates will begin on Oct. 19. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
- Daily manual entry of gifts and pledges into the database, including coding, copying, and filing
- Perform database cleanup and upkeep under the direction of the Salesforce Administrator and utilizing advanced tools
- Reconcile all contributed income gifts from individuals with the Business Office according to an established timetable
- Generate, edit, print, circulate and file acknowledgement letters, including specialized letters to major donors, using both the donor management software and Microsoft Word
- Serve as the primary liaison for donors making gifts online
- Facilitate generation of lists, advanced data extractions, custom reports and ad hoc queries
- Verify the accuracy of system data and monitor resolution of data faults and errors through a process of weekly quality assurance
- Perform selected system administration tasks under the direction of the Salesforce administrator, such as scheduling reports and alerts
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE RIGHT CANDIDATE
- During the Festival as needed, serve as front-line customer service for membership program by working special events and on-campus stewardship efforts
- Two to three years professional office experience
- 2 year Associates Degree or equivalent
- Previous experience with detailed data entry
- Computer proficiency including familiarity with Microsoft office applications such as Excel and Word
- Demonstrated organizational skills
- Ability to work with agility in a fast-paced environment
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality
- Ability to manage very confidential information with impeccable discretion
- Ability to work independently and as part of the Development team
- Experience with Salesforce and/or fundraising databases such as Raiser’s Edge
- Four to five years professional office experience
- Significant data entry experience
- Proficiency with Google applications such as Gmail, Google Docs and Google Sheets
Please email cover letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Development Systems Coordinator” in the subject line. All inquiries and materials will be confidential. Please do not mail hard copies.
Full time but would consider someone who wanted a bit more flexibility (3 or 4 days a week.) Reports to President.
The Donor Relations Director (DRD) is a senior level position. The DRD will work directly with the President to deepen and enhance BNRC’s relationships with our donors and supporters, in order to increase financial support from individuals. We have set ourselves the ambitious goal of doubling the amount of unrestricted support we receive in the next 2-3 years, and the DRD will be focused on that goal. Specifically, we are seeking to increase our total unrestricted revenue from about $400,000 to $800,000 in the next few years. While some of that will come from an increase in foundation funding, the majority will come from individuals.
The DRD may also be responsible for developing and increasing corporate support.
Your role is to help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and embody their values through their relationship with BNRC.
Strategies to accomplish this goal, for which the DRD will be primarily responsible, include:
- Building relationships with major donors, one on one. The DRD will meet with donors him or herself, and also plan and organize opportunities for the President and Board members to meet with current and prospective donors to sustain and increase their giving. The DRD may have his or her own portfolio of major donors and help the President manage her portfolio as well.
- Planning and organizing events that are specifically focused on raising funds for the organization.
- Collaborate with staff on other fundraising activities including annual appeal letters, donor newsletters, social media and online appeals.
Ongoing activities will include:
- Working with our existing list of donors, creating individual goals and a plan for each major donor based on donor history and connection to BNRC.
- Identify new donors, qualify based on interest and ability, and create plan to engage and solicit.
- Ensure BNRC adheres to its calendar of development activities including revising and adjusting calendar to be more effective.
- Work closely with program staff to understand BNRC projects and activities in order to connect donors with what they care most about.
- Provide reports reflecting activity and accomplishments as requested by the President and/or Board.
- Work effectively with BNRC systems and software (Bloomerang) to analyze and manage donor outreach.
- Working with the President and board leadership, reestablish a development/fundraising committee of the board and volunteers and engage them actively in fundraising.
- Establish a corporate sponsorship program to engage the business community, particularly the hospitality / tourism sector as the High Road (see below) develops.
- Ensure donors are thanked and acknowledged, publicly and privately.
Experience and Attributes
- An outgoing person, able to talk easily with people you don’t know well.
- An experienced development professional with at least five years’ experience working directly with major donors. You have qualified lists of donors, created individual plans to increase a donor’s giving, trained volunteers and board members to ask for large gifts, and closed large gifts yourself.
- Experienced in planning events that dovetail with an organization’s mission, communicate its work to attendees, and raise significant funds.
- Technologically comfortable, able to learn and use software including Bloomerang and Excel, produce readable reports, manipulate data, handle formatting tasks. You know how to figure it out, you are not intimidated by technology. You have used sophisticated donor database software before.
- A perfectionist when it comes to written material. You write clearly, your voice is lively and compelling, you can tell a story, yet your work is based on data and fact. You notice the stray apostrophe, the mismatched parallel construction, the clanging cliché.
- A great listener and a good talker. You can make the case for why BNRC is important - you have the passion and the gift of gab. But more importantly you know how to draw out the person you are talking to and hear what is most important to them.
- Committed to the philosophy that fundraising isn’t about “hitting people up” or people doing favors for their friends. It’s about facilitating people (donors) embodying their values and investing their resources to create lasting change.
- Great at staying focused on goals while handling the multiple tasks and deadlines that come at you every day - phone calls, reports, letters, meetings.
BNRC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit land conservation organization working to preserve threatened lands throughout Berkshire County in western Massachusetts. The Council places special emphasis on protecting the integrity of the Berkshire landscape. BNRC has conserved nearly 23,000 acres in Berkshire County, 11,000 of which are open to the public and owned by BNRC; over 12,000 acres, are protected in perpetuity through conservation restrictions. We have a strong commitment to outreach, education, and enabling people to experience nature. A major initiative over the next decade will be the Berkshire High Road, a network of trails to connect the Berkshires from end to end, town to town.
BNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to create a diverse organization to best reflect the diversity of Berkshire County.
Salary range: $60,000s - $70k depending on experience.
Application Instructions: email cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
The Yiddish Book Center is a non-profit cultural organization, with an active Visitors Center and a national and international membership base. We are seeking a Membership and Communications Assistant to support ongoing constituent data entry and donations processing; and to assist with web posting, email production, general research; and communications with the Center’s visitors and members. Responsibilities include:
- Provide administrative assistance for Membership and Communications departments. This is a full-time position divided between the two departments.
- Assist with data entry and updates in Raiser's Edge, Luminate, and other constituent and marketing databases
- Assist with mail processing (opening, sorting, documenting, etc.)
- Post web content and build emails
- General marketing and audience research; organize and maintain image and design file archive
- Answer multi-line phone system, forwarding calls as needed, and responding to inquiries
- Assist with correspondence and member fulfillment
- Assist at the docent desk and provide backup support for Visitors Services and Public Programs
- Provide technical support, including audio-visual for public and educational programs
- Some evening and weekend work required.
- Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to prioritize among multiple responsibilities
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Professional, friendly telephone manner, and facility in dealing with the public
- Flexibility and ability to work in a team
- Bachelor’s degree • Facility with standard computer applications
- Experience with data entry principles and procedures
Berkshire United Way seeks a driven, self-directed, and results-oriented professional to join our leadership team. Commitment to building a stronger Berkshire County community with our many partners is essential as we address a changing landscape. With a team that includes the CEO, Board of Directors and development staff of three, secure minimum of $2.5 million in resources annually from workplace campaigns, corporate donations/ sponsorships, individuals/major gifts, special events and foundations. Create and implement innovative approaches to year-round donor prospecting, cultivation and stewardship of over 5,000 donors. Directs staff to ensure accurate record keeping of donor contacts and activities, produce reports, and analyze results to develop new opportunities. Mentors, motivates and inspires staff, volunteers and Board to attain goals and pursue mission.
Five years successful fundraising experience including project management, donor prospecting and stewardship, utilization of constituent relationship management software. Three years supervisory experience and Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Position is full-time with competitive salary and benefits. Send cover letter, resume and three references by October 5, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org or BUW, 200 South St., Pittsfield, MA 01201. EOE