The Full Frame Initiative is moving into its second decade with plans to significantly increase national reach and impact. Our current budget of $3 million, funded about 80% by private philanthropy, is expected to grow to $7+ million over the next five years. Early growth is being jump started by a $6.5 million growth campaign, which is also serving to introduce FFI to a new group of funders in 2019. We are seeking applications for the newly-created role of Director of Development (DOD).
Joining a deeply committed and talented team, the new DoD can expect the following opportunities and challenges:
- Drive the expansion of FFI’s donor base, building a solid network of engaged donors committed to FFI’s success. The DOD will partner with the CEO to raise $2 million in growth capital commitments for 2019, with additional goals for subsequent years. They will play a key role in developing and implementing FFI’s annual development plans, ensuring alignment with and support of FFI’s overall goals. They will employ a broad spectrum of tools and resources to identify and report on high potential investors, including donors’ biographical and financial capacity and inclination, and any linkages to FFI’s mission or organization. In addition, they will cultivate relationships with prospective donors and collaborate with FFI leadership to devise and implement strategies for engagement.
- Build standards and oversight to ensure high quality, best practices in resource development and fundraising operations across the organization. The DOD will oversee and support the development of systems that ensure quality across the resource development function, including prospect research, cultivation and stewardship, database management, communications and reporting to enhance the capacity of FFI to ensure positive donor experiences. They will work with the Donor Relations Manager to create and maintain database systems and tools that allow for precise and efficient donor-related record-keeping.
- Effectively leverage communications products and tools to support FFI’s development goals. They will collaborate with the CEO and FFI leadership to design effective giving campaigns, including the Annual Appeal, and play a lead role in planning and executing fundraising events. The DOD will also work with the CEO to prepare grant applications and reports, as well as to source new grant opportunities. Together with the Communications team, they will consistently ensure that all content is of the highest quality, with compelling writing and visuals that convincingly communicate FFI’s potential and impact.
Experience / skills / qualifications ( While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the successful candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
- Demonstrated passion for and experience working for social justice and systems change to upend inequities.
- At least 10 years of experience in major donor research, cultivation and stewardship; consideration will be given to candidates with less experience who bring a demonstrated ability to be relentlessly curious and highly relational;
- Demonstrated success supporting major gifts and successful proposals; experience with prospect identification and research required;
- Strong supervisory, project management, and problem-solving experience;
- Demonstrated knowledge of major foundations in the areas of poverty, violence, and trauma (services and policy) preferred, but will consider candidates with strong transferable skills and a lot of initiative;
- Great communication skills—persuasive and accurate writing and editing skills; strong relational skills;
- Knowledge of best practices for development infrastructure, including development information systems, planning, and campaign tracking and management;
- Demonstrated capacity to investigate, analyze, and synthesize large quantities of data into a user-friendly and concise format for the use of the development team;
- Proficiency in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) or donor relations software, experience with Salesforce for Nonprofits preferred;
- Excellence in building internal and external relationships across a diverse set of stakeholders;
- Command of Google Apps in a collaborative environment (G-Suite: Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Hangouts,etc.); Microsoft Office Suite (Word,Excel,PowerPoint); and high aptitude for learning new technologies and technology troubleshooting;
- Experience with processes and tools to manage multiple projects, schedules, and calendars;
- Experience in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
How to apply
A cover letter and resume are required. Please tell us about yourself, why you want to work at FFI, how this position is a great fit for you, and how you are a great fit for this position. Let us know where you heard about this opportunity. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org with “YOUR FIRST NAME LAST NAME Development Position” as your subject line.
Full-time, Non-Unit Professional position
General Summary: The Institutional Advancement Division at Holyoke Community College is seeking an organized, creative and enthusiastic Coordinator of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving to implement comprehensive, multifaceted giving programs and alumni/donor relations efforts that include personal outreach, direct mail, email, phone, giving days, crowdfunding and social media. The Coordinator will be a strong and engaging communicator with ability to create, plan and manage various initiatives and events that support the HCC Foundation’s goals for revenue generation and engagement.
Examples of Duties:
- Create and manage the implementation of a comprehensive solicitation plan for alumni and friends including direct marketing strategies, outreach schedules, events, ad hoc campaigns, and volunteer management.
- Manage a portfolio of 25-75 leadership level annual fund donors.
- In conjunction with Director of Institutional Advancement, establish and manage a successful, comprehensive faculty/staff giving campaign.
- Develop a sustainable student philanthropy program that results in successful student giving campaigns and fosters lifelong relationships with HCC.
- Oversee, enhance, and direct the work of the Alumni Council resulting in increased engagement and renewed focus on achieving fundraising goals; works closely with Alumni Council President to ensure the mission and goals of the Council are in alignment with divisional goals and objectives.
- Plan and coordinate logistics for all events that support alumni and donor engagement.
- Provide weekly and monthly annual fund reports that illustrate progress toward goal.
- Write engaging and inspiring solicitations and informational pieces for targeted audiences across multiple communications platforms.
- Manage social media accounts and social media strategy for the HCC Foundation & HCC Alumni accounts, collaborating with the college’s Web & Social Media Manager, and leverage platform as tool for engagement and giving.
- Support the development of the Alumni Connection magazine through the collection of alumni updates for class notes, and recommendation and creation of content.
- Identify and recruit volunteers, including social media ambassadors, and provide volunteers tools for effective engagement and fundraising activities.
- Assess and develop a plan for the future the Foundation’s phonathon program.
- Support the work and initiatives of Foundation Board committees, including but not limited to the work of the Foundation’s Golf Committee.
- Participate in pipeline meetings, providing recommendations for strategies that will assist in garnering philanthropic support, both in annual and major/planned giving.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with minimum 3 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, communications, or related field required; Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with ability to adapt writing to a variety of platforms and audiences. Some understanding of fundraising-specific communications; Creative and goal-oriented with the ability to work independently and in collaboration; Demonstrated ability to plan events; Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, implement, and manage multiple priorities and projects; Strong organizational skills and highly detail oriented; Strong analytical skills, including the ability to plan data collection that can inform actions, collect and organize data, synthesize findings, and make data-informed recommendations; history of success in fundraising, volunteer management, and marketing with a strong emphasis on communication; Strong computer skills including websites, Google Docs, Microsoft Office products, social media, mobile devices, reporting software, databases, etc.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in direct mail, telemarketing, web-based campaigns, generating lists and reports from a donor database and working with volunteers; Ability to initiate and carry out duties with minimal supervision and a keen eye to detail. Experience working in higher education.
Equivalency Statement: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.
- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.
Compensation: Salary Range: $61,000 - $71,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package / Funding Source: Trust
Apply: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to: www.hcc.edu. Resume, cover letter and list of 3 professional references with names, email addresses, and phone numbers. (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.)
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed beginning April 26, 2019 - Additional applications may be considered until the position is filled.
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
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Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts is looking for volunteers to sit on the board.
We are looking for women who have passion for the nonprofit sector and want to educate other women. A board chair is a two year term and approximately 5-10 hours a month.
Interested candidates, please send resume to us at email@example.com.
About the position:
NHPR is seeking a Membership Director to provide thoughtful and strategic leadership to our membership fundraising program, which includes direct mail, on-air and digital fundraising, and the sustainer program. The Director’s goals will be focused on achieving significant membership growth by leveraging traditional direct and digital marketing techniques. She or he will provide detailed data analysis for effective decision making, and employ best practice tools and techniques to convert audience to donors and drive member engagement and retention. We are looking for a creative and collaborative leader with a strong commitment to public media.
This position reports to the Vice President, Development and Marketing. New Hampshire Public Radio is an independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state’s largest radio news service. NHPR’s newsroom, digital team, and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015, 2017 and 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence. We have over 21,000 member households, 60% of which are sustainers.
- Achieve revenue and member growth targets by maximizing effectiveness and efficiency of on-air and digital fundraising campaigns, direct mail, telemarketing, special events, and new fundraising programs
- Work with the Vice President, Development and Marketing and other staff to develop annual membership strategies and budgets
- Analyze and evaluate program performance and trends in order to achieve strategic fundraising objectives
- Lead the implementation of the annual membership operating plan and achieve annual goals in revenue, member acquisition and retention, sustainer growth and conversion, and moves management
- Supervise Membership Associate and work closely with Fundraising Systems Manager to ensure that NHPR carries out membership program initiatives and provides excellent customer service
- Enhance existing programs and mine the database for membership growth opportunities
- Work with content, digital, finance, and technology staff to ensure growth of individual giving from traditional and new audiences
- Work with Marketing to ensure effective messaging on multiple communication platforms, including on-air, print, and digital media
- Develop, monitor, and report on annual revenue and expense budget
- Manage consultant and vendor contracts to meet service and performance objectives
- Develop customer service guidelines and goals and ensure that they are met
- Ensure that the highest ethical and administrative standards are applied to fundraising and financial management
- Other duties as assigned.
- Three to five years of progressive membership fundraising experience or progressive experience with a complex, multi-channel annual fundraising program
- At least two years of supervisory experience
- Proven track record of strategic data analysis and achieving revenue targets
- Demonstrated success in digital fundraising strategies
- Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
- Budget or financial management experience
- Exceptional administrative and organizational skills
- Strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines
- Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
- Strong computer skills and proficiency with donor databases and software; experience using Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online preferred
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
NHPR is an equal opportunity employer
Please apply through the job opportunities page of our website, NHPR.org, or through this link: https://nhpr.applicantpro.com/jobs/1046039.html
Amherst College invites applications for the Director of 50th Reunion Giving position. The Director of 50th Reunion Giving is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-4. The Director of 50th Reunion Giving works closely with and under the supervision of the Director of the Amherst Fund and coordinates their work with the Director of Gift Planning and the Senior Director of Leadership Giving as described below. The Director also coordinates with the Director of 50th Reunion Programs in the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs to align and maximize the mutual success of the two offices' 50th Reunion programs. The Director will manage and maximize fundraising from the 45th Reunion, classes within their five-year 50th Reunion cycles (46th-50th years), and 55th Reunion. Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
- Manages the 50th Reunion fundraising program, including recruiting, organizing, motivating, and training 50th Reunion class volunteer teams (Class Agents, Associate Agents, and special Amherst Fund volunteers)
- Works with research staff and volunteers to identify prospects for leadership-level Amherst Fund giving (i.e., prospects not rated by the College but considered to have capacity for five-figure Amherst Fund giving, to be cultivated and solicited by the class volunteer team (the Director taking on these prospects as their 1821 prospects).
- Coordinates work and goals with the Senior Director of Leadership Giving and Senior Leadership Giving Officers to assist them in their successful cultivation and solicitation of their prospects, and for coordinating with the Director of Gift Planning in that Director's 50th Reunion gift-planning campaign (bequests, beneficiary designations, life-income gifts, etc.)
- Sets 50th Reunion Amherst Fund gift goals
- Develops and implements solicitation strategies to achieve goals
- Monitors progress toward achieving goals
- Stewards Amherst Fund donors, including Amherst Fund giving by leadership giving prospects
- Bachelor's degree
- 3 or more years of fundraising experience
- Experience asking for leadership level gifts
- Strong verbal and written communication, interpersonal customer service, and analytical and organizational skills
- Volunteer management experience
- Demonstrated relationship building, initiative, and continuous improvement skills
- Database experience; proficient in MS Access, Excel, and Word; and ability to learn new software
- Some evenings and weekends and travel domestically to visit with prospects and volunteers throughout the year and as necessary
Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. ABOUT
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!
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Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States, 01002-5000 PI109112235
Womanshelter/Compañeras is seeking a Grants Compliance Manager to oversee its post-award grant management process, ensure compliance with funder policies and procedures, and to increase efficiencies in grant tracking and reporting. Founded in 1980, Womanshelter/Compañeras provides emergency, confidential shelter to battered women and their children, along with support services and programs to community individuals impacted by domestic violence. Since its founding, the organization has sheltered more than 8,000 women and children, and has assisted more than 20,000 women, children and men through community-based programs.
Core Duties Include: Using program and financial data, prepare monthly, quarterly and final reports on grant-funded programs; communicate with appropriate staff to create report narratives; ensure timely submission of all reports and reimbursement requests to funders. Track and reconcile program expenditures against grant budgets. Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of Federal and State grant and contract regulations, with an emphasis on proposal guidelines, policies and procedures. Work with Development Director to maintain electronic and hard copy files of grant contracts and proposals and to create and maintain a master calendar of grant applications and reporting schedules. Collect and organize proposal materials, supporting documents and forms and prepare them for administrative review and sign-off. Review accuracy of grant budget preparations and calculations. Participate in gathering grant documentation for annual audit. Conduct quarterly review and reconciliation of open grants; report on the status to ensure timely spend-down of restricted funds and accurate accounting. Perform special projects and other duties as assigned by Executive Director. Abide by organization’s policies, procedures and bylaws.
Desired Skills/Experiences: Bachelor’s degree; two or more years of experience in nonprofit financial management, grant management and/or contract management. High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite ( Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and knowledge of relational databases. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to maintain necessary confidentiality of staff, volunteer and individuals served by the organization at all times. Ability to communicate clearly and courteously; strong writing and editing skills. Ability to understand and analyze budgets, budget formulas and financial statements.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for 3 references to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls, please.
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) has an immediate opening for a Donor Relations and Events Manager.
What you’ll do
CLF’s Donor Relations and Events Manager is a dynamic leader who designs, plans, manages and executes engaging events, meetings, and programs to grow and cultivate CLF’s donor and volunteer base. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience and success in event planning and excellent communication skills. The Donor Relations and Events Manager is an integral member of the CLF’s nine-member development team and reports to the Vice President for Development. Occasional evenings are required for internal and external events. Some travel within New England is also required.
You will be a key player by:
- Leading Development events from concept to planning and execution;
- Creating a New England-wide event plan to grow membership and revenue, in collaboration with State and Program Directors;
- Managing all communications materials – invitations, interpretive materials, take-aways, follow-up letters, etc., in partnership with Communications colleagues;
- Working with and support volunteer host committees;
- Monitoring and tracking all aspects of event budget;
- Ensuring that event briefings for senior staff are completed in a timely manner, in collaboration with Major Gifts Coordinator;
- Securing sponsorships for fundraising events in partnership with the Vice President for Development;
- Managing special projects to honor existing donors; and,
- Performing other job-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree, as well as 3-5 years of experience;
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Wealth Engine, and Luminate Online preferred;
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written communication skills. Requires consistent attention to detail, a high level of productivity, and a solution-oriented mindset;
- The ability to prioritize and manage several projects at various stages of completion.
- Experience working with the Microsoft Office suite;
- Willingness to travel to offices within New England and perform occasional nighttime and weekend work; and,
- An understanding of environmental issues and a background in environmental studies or advocacy are a plus.
CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.
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Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.
If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, please send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a thoughtful cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to email@example.com. Please make “Donor Relations and Events Manager” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are encouraged to apply.
Leadership Pioneer Valley works to identify, develop and connect diverse leaders to strengthen the region. The core of the organization is a well-regarded 9-month regional leadership development program for existing and emerging leaders from non-profits, businesses and government. Working under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the Associate will assist with implementing strategies essential for LPV’s growth. S/he plays an important role in participating in outreach, fundraising, event coordination, including gift acknowledgement and data entry, online campaigns, direct mail appeals, and grant tracking.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
- Timely donation processing and gift acknowledgement
- Management of LPV’s Donor Database- including accurate data entry, record maintenance and reporting.
- Coordinate general fundraising activities, such as appeals, online campaigns, grant proposal writing, and foundation relations tracking.
- Help coordinate fundraising events
- Perform donor research and help coordinate donor solicitation campaigns
- Manage and help implement social media fundraising plan (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) in collaboration with other staff
- LPV website updating and general management
- Other duties as requested
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and experience organizing events
- Competence working with databases
- Comfort with updating website content
- Proficient in MS Office Suite, databases, mail merges, and social media
- Ability to communicate effectively and to work well with teams
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Knowledge of the Pioneer Valley
- Ability to attend off-site meetings including occasional evening and weekend events; valid driver’s license
Values: Leadership Pioneer Valley values collaboration, inclusivity, trust, and excellence. Applications: The Development Associate is a part-time position with a salary commensurate to experience. We do not provide benefits but do offer paid time off.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail by April 12 to: Lora Wondolowski, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org LPV does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and disability in employment or the provision of services.
The Assistant Director of Gift Processing is responsible for all functions related to charitable gifts received at Western New England University. This includes: financial data input, daily and monthly reporting, receipting and acknowledgment, reconciliation, procedural documentation, and maintenance and oversight of all gift account related fields in the database. Additionally, extensive analysis or reporting, processes and best practices is required.
Essential duties include processing and entering into the database all charitable gifts received by the University. Prepare transmittals, reports and documentation necessary for the Controller's Office. Coordinate with the Vice President for Advancement, Gift Officers, Controller's Office, and Advancement Services team to insure proper gift entry, record keeping and acknowledgements.
Qualifications: Must have a Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of directly related experience; advanced technical skills in relational databases; demonstrated focus on attention to detail and accuracy; above average skills and understanding of basic accounting knowledge and financial data; robust analytical and critical thinking skills to gain understanding of business processes, needs and concerns, and be able to present recommended solutions; and strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills. Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law. Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.
To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Development, the donor database specialist participates in the gift acknowledgement process while also providing administrative support to the Development department.
Gift Processing: Overseas the donor database, maintain accuracy and integrity of donor information and communication tracking. Acknowledges gifts and grants with timeliness and accuracy. Trains and supervises gift processing volunteers. Researches, stewards, and processes memorial and matching gifts.
Administrative Support: Assists in letter writing and edits, report generation, prospect research. Provides administrative support for the Development department.
Event Support: Participates in events as requested.
Other Responsibilities: Meets with the development team regularly to determine strategies. Maintains files, distributes mail, creates and implements forms, and performs other administrative duties. Runs errands as needed. Works with leadership to recommend and implement policy/procedural changes. Complies with Dakin personnel policies. Attends appropriate staff meetings. Serves on appropriate committees, task forces and networks. Represents Dakin in a professional and courteous manner at all times. Provides quality service to customers, volunteers, donors, and staff recognizing their individual contribution to the success of our organization. Regularly participates in meetings with staff and volunteers to share ideas and suggestions designed to improve working conditions and the organization. Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Director of Development or the Director of Development and Marketing.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Experience: Minimum of two years’ office experience. Strong computing skills, including experience with MS Office (Word, Excel) and mail merge operations, as well as common email software. Proficiency in Blackbaud or other advancement software required.
Skills and Traits: The donor database specialist must agree with and be committed to the mission, policies, and goals of Dakin. Must be able to perform complicated work and prepare detailed correspondence with a high level of accuracy. Must be team oriented and quality improvement minded. Must be positive, flexible and able to handle difficult and sensitive situations with diplomacy and discretion. Must understand and respect confidentiality, be assertive, prioritize, focus and be customer oriented. Must be able to see the development office in its relationship to the agency as a whole and the community at large. Must have demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Must have strong analytical ability to make sound decisions. Must be at least 18 years of age.
Mental, Physical and Communication Demands: Must be available to work when and where needed by the organization. Must be willing to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays. The weekly hours for this position will vary throughout the year so the ability to work up to 35 hours per week when needed is a requirement. Requires reliable attendance. Requires working alone or with minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated. Requires computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, email, and database software. Requires sitting at a desk for periods of up to four hours without break when doing data entry or working on written reports or meetings. Requires interacting with people in a pleasant, courteous and professional manner. Must have affection for animals, concern for their welfare, and a willingness to accommodate animals in the workplace.
Norman Rockwell Museum seeks a full-time Manager of Institutional Giving who can tell our compelling story in person and on paper. The position is responsible for a portfolio of corporate, government, private and family foundations – local, regional and national. The successful candidate will have samples that make us want to take out our checkbooks, 2 years’ experience in a comparable role, great research and grant writing skills, experience meeting with foundation representatives, a knowledge of the not-for-profit foundation world. Excellent writing, planning, communications and computer skills, and a desire to make the world a better place. Dedication to detail and deadlines a must.
TO APPLY: Write us a cover letter that sells you – and send with your resume to email@example.com by April 15, 2019 Norman Rockwell Museum presents, preserves, and studies the art of illustration and is a resource for art and scholarship related to Rockwell and American illustration. We create opportunities for reflection, involvement, and discovery inspired by the work of Rockwell and other illustration masters.
About Westfield State University: In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.
Job Description: Campus Title: Major Gift Officer State Job Title: Associate Director Department: Institutional Advancement Job Code: HA6300 FLSA Status: Exempt Funding: 7115-0100 (State) Bargaining Unit: APA Job Type: Full Time Permanent Timeframe: 52 Weeks Shift: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday; occasional evenings and weekends as required Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday Supervision Received: Reports to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement Supervision Exercised: None Salary: Commensurate with experience and education
General Statement of Duties: The Major Gift Officer works to build and enhance relationships with all constituents for the purpose of increasing financial support to Westfield State University. The Major Gift Officer is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting new prospects, and stewarding current donors toward higher commitments; for working with prospective donors to determine their philanthropic interest related to the university's fundraising goals through the Annual Fund, Endowment, Capital and Planned Giving Programs; and managing a prospect pool of alumni, corporate partners, and other newly identified prospective donors for an estimated total of 150. Management of major gifts means productive results from prospect identification, education, face-to-face solicitation and stewardship.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties include but not limited to:
- Manage a personal portfolio of approximately 150-200 leadership alumni and friend prospects and donors to ensure that timely steps are taken toward cultivation, solicitation, and closure.
- Make assessment calls, cultivate, solicit, provide recognition and steward appropriate leadership and major gifts, with an emphasis on gifts at the $8,000 - $10,000 level and above. Work with donors on multiple giving methods, including current and deferred giving, non-cash gifts, and related tax implications.
- Build relationships with donors and coordinate solicitation as appropriate with Institutional Advancement staff.
- Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of Westfield State University's academic and strategic programs in order to effectively articulate the university's priorities and fundraising objectives to donors.
- Works with supervisor to increase planned giving philanthropy through outreach and development of appropriate materials.
- Prepare and submit goals that contain specific timelines, projected results and outcomes.
- Document all activity in Raiser's Edge database.
- Attend all appropriate Institutional Advancement meetings, as well as other university related events.
- Work closely with the Alumni/Advancement staff to ensure appropriate coordination and communication.
- Collaborate/review on a monthly basis with Vice President of Institutional Advancement on prospects and strategic plans.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.
- Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree preferred.
- Over five years of development, or significantly related experience; experience with higher education fundraising strongly preferred.
- Superior organizational and time-management skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Experience working with Raiser's Edge fundraising database.
- Demonstrated success in personally cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding major gifts from individuals. Proven ability to bring creativity and effective strategies to the major gift pipeline.
- The ability to build bridges and strong collaborative relationships across a complex organization, political astuteness and agility.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work autonomously under the significant pressure of multiple and sequential deadlines.
- Willingness to work some nights and weekends on an as-needed basis.
- Willingness to travel within the Commonwealth and throughout the United States when deemed necessary.
Additional Information: Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
Application Instructions: An online application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Contact information for three references* •
- Copy of unofficial transcript of the highest degree
*Provide the contact information for reference providers in the references section of the online application.
Deadline: The job posting will be open a minimum of 10 days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected. NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online http://westfield.interviewexchange.com/iecreatemodifyticket.jsp. The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via Contact Us. Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
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