Job Summary: The Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for providing results-driven leadership to increase the immediate and long-term support of Bay Path University. The goal of the Annual Fund program is to raise unrestricted funds for operations, scholarships, and other purposes as determined by the University's Strategic Plan. The Associate Director's primary responsibilities will be to create and execute a comprehensive, multi-year Annual Giving that will result in substantial revenue growth. The Associate Director will partner with the Institutional Advancement staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward Annual Gifts from Alumni, Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Friends, including personal solicitation, telemarketing, and direct mail. The Associate Director will work closely with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in the strategic development and implementation of programs, services, and other initiatives that effectively increase the level of financial commitment, demonstrated by yearly revenue growth in unrestricted gifts.
Essential Duties: • Plan, develop, and implement a strategic Annual Giving Program as part of the overall fundraising strategy within the Institutional Advancement Office. • Provide leadership to the entire Institutional Advancement Office related to Annual Giving strategies, tactics, and progress toward goals. • Develops concept, messaging and launch for annual fund giving levels and thereafter supervises gift plans and activities; stewards donors and encourages them to move to higher levels of giving. • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and make recommendations for continued development and improvement. • Determine the efficiency and value of Phone-a-Thons and other fundraising techniques when setting goals and assessing expenses and revenue from all fundraising operations. • Develop face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for annual donors identified through the annual giving pipeline. • Create/collaborate on key messaging and communications media, including but not limited to, direct mail and social media outreach. • Creates and manages appropriate messaging through ThankView, the new stewardship and engagement platform. • Develops, supervises, and implement milestone reunion giving campaigns. • Determines segmented messages for annual fund solicitations; creates and implements yearly plan for the annual fund. • Employs appropriate metrics to evaluate annual fund performance. • Stewards annual fund donors. • Use development database (Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT) and other software to retrieve data and perform comprehensive analysis related to all aspects of the annual fund. Use statistics to assess results and trends, evaluate current programs, and make recommendations for program changes. • Work in partnership with the Office of Marketing and Communications to ensure brand attributes and messaging is incorporated in annual giving marketing and materials. Collaborate on scheduling and publication of Bay Pathway and other written materials as needed. • Oversee the acknowledgment and recognition of all annual fund gifts. • Develop and implement a regular plan of reporting Annual Fund progress to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Advancement Office, Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, and University community. • Comply with all Bay Path University policies and procedures including but not limited to solicitation and acceptance of gifts, alumni policies and naming policies. Other Responsibilities: • Participate in department meetings, University committees, and professional development programs as required. • Responsible for all other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. • Attend trainings as needed/required.
Job Requirements: • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals. • Bachelor's degree required (Business, Non-Profit Management, or related highly desirable). • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in management, operations and logistics, sales recruitment, or a non-profit setting. • Higher education institutional advancement experience preferred. • Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of fundraising for higher education. • Ability to design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive program for annual gifts, establishing goals and objectives that translate into annual operating plans. • Analytic and data mining skills are preferred, including an understanding of segmentation and new media marketing. • Ability to develop strategic, annual operating plans, project management and process improvement efforts is essential. • Ability to review contracts, terms and conditions, pricing, etc., with vendors and other suppliers. Prepare them for final review and approval. • Ability to manage volunteers (Alumni Association Council) that will assist with strategic initiatives that benefit the University. • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs; knowledge of Raiser's Edge (or similar donor management software) helpful. • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own. • Valid U.S. Driver's license required. • Must successfully pass the online Safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines. • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment. • Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.
Additional Information: Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. Apply Here.Location: Longmeadow, MA
Category: Administrative / Staff
Position Code: ACDAG
Job Type: Full-time
Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 5:00pm with occasional evenings and weekends
Position Location: Longmeadow, MA campus
Safe Passage seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to lead a comprehensive development program, including: annual and major giving; a signature special event; foundation grants; donor stewardship and communications; and gift/donor data management. The Director of Development has lead responsibility for the creation, implementation, and assessment of Safe Passage’s development strategies. Together with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Fund Development Committee, the Director of Development shares accountability for Safe Passage’s fundraising goals and key performance indicators pertaining to all components of the development program.
Development: Develops strategies, creates and implements plans, and assesses performance of activities for annual and major giving, foundation grants, corporate funding and other regular and special development campaigns. Directs all aspects of the annual signature event – the Hot Chocolate Run, including: event production; sponsorships; peer-to-peer fundraising strategy and technology; volunteer management; and year-round engagement of 6000+ participants. Works in partnership and regularly communicates with the Executive Director, leadership staff, committees, and the Board regarding strategy, planning, execution, and assessment of the development program. In conjunction with strategic management responsibilities, work cooperatively with the Executive Director and Director of Finance to prepare and manage annual fundraising budgets and timelines. Manages a personal portfolio of major donors for engagement, solicitation and stewardship; provides oversight of Executive Director and Board volunteers major donor assignments. Plans, designs and implements direct/electronic mail fundraising campaigns and donor communications, including collaborating with vendors and/or consultants. Collaborates with the Director of Finance to assure thoroughness, documentation, and accuracy of fundraising data for reporting and annual audit. Represents and advocates for development’s role and a culture of philanthropy across the organization, including engaging non-development staff and volunteers in donor engagement and stewardship activities as appropriate. Writes, prepares, submits, and provides oversight of initial and renewal grant applications and reports for corporate and foundation funders. Leads staff in the prospecting, acquisition, cultivation, and retention of donors, sponsors, and grantors.
Development Administration: Directs development staff in the management, recording, tracking, and reporting of pledges, grants, and other funds. Establishes and assures adherence to processes and procedures for gift handling, recording, and acknowledgement consistent with established professional standards and best practice.
Required Qualifications: At least two years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising; At least two years of staff management/supervisory experience; Experience recruiting, training and managing volunteers and volunteer committees; Substantial experience in strategic and/or program planning, implementation, and evaluation; Demonstrated success in creating fundraising campaigns and development-related communications and collateral; Demonstrated success in personally building, developing, and retaining strong, positive relationships with individual, corporate, and foundation donors; Experience overseeing gift/donor management systems; Experience building data-driven mailing lists; Exceptional technology skills, including databases, fundraising platforms, and email marketing; Proficiency across the following skills: verbal and written communication, collaboration, and organization; and Bachelor’s Degree.
Preferred Qualifications: Three - five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or business sales experience; Demonstrated success in leading peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns; Experience with email marketing and/or marketing automation; and Proficiency with Salesforce, including reporting, workflow automations.
The Springfield Museums is seeking a Director of Development who will be responsible for providing leadership to the Springfield Museums’ development efforts. The incumbent will work closely with the President and will oversee all aspects of the design and implementation of a comprehensive strategic fundraising effort to raise more than $1 million annually in restricted and unrestricted gifts, grants and sponsorships in support of exhibitions, education programs, general support, capital projects and other special projects. The Director of Development will supervise the Grants Coordinator, the Membership Coordinator and the Part-time Membership Assistant.
This position reports the President/CEO. Essential functions of the position include but are not limited to the following:
• As a member of SMA management, the Director of Development contributes to the overall mission, goals and objectives of the institution. In addition to accountability for assigned areas of responsibility, she/he will participate in shaping and achieving the goals, objectives, policies and practices of the Museums, ensuring that staff, volunteers, the public and others are aware of the Museums’ missions, goals and objectives, and their integration with departmental goals and activities.
• Develop and maintain a long-range plan for areas of responsibility with strategic directions consistent with the Museums’ mission, purpose, goals and objectives. Ensure that long range plans reflect analysis of markets and activities, anticipate and project trends, and identify and articulate key issues and contingencies to insure the stability of the Museums. Present plans and policies to the President for approval.
• Plan and initiate fund raising strategies, oversee major fundraising appeals and cultivation events for current and prospective donors.
• Oversee the research of current and potential funders and cultivate national, regional and local prospects for the support of the Museums’ programs. Manage solicitation of new and renewing funders and the personal portfolio of individual donors to include prospect identification, qualification, engagement, solicitation, stewardship activities and special fundraising events. Develop and implement a plan of action for generating major gifts of $1,000,000+ with an emphasis on five (5) and six (6) figure gifts to enhance ongoing revenue growth with a strategic focus on retaining and upgrading donors while building a robust pipeline of prospects tied to the annual measurement of goals.
• Set goals, plan and implement all campaigns and similar efforts for capital improvements, operating support, special exhibitions, programs, and projects. Identify and solicit prospects, organizations, and volunteers with recommendations on the design and preparation of fund raising materials and all related support activities to insure successful attainment of the goal.
• Regularly evaluate the Development and Membership operations, monitoring quality and cost effectiveness. Oversee and monitor the annual operational budget for the Development department, ensuring effective cost controls.
• Work with all departments to develop fundraising plans that coordinate with the Museums’ exhibitions and programs.
• Establish a giving program for local businesses and individual campaigns.
• Develop, implement and maintain reporting mechanisms in order to track and evaluate fundraising plans for corporate, foundation, individual, and membership campaigns, and to monitor income and analyze the current status toward achieving the annual goal and to project funding needs. Make recommendations for changes as warranted.
• Oversee grants and the grant reporting process; provide assistance to the Grants Coordinator as necessary. Ensure that key foundation, government and corporation grant opportunities are pursued, and that grant reporting and communication are carefully managed and communicated on a timely basis.
• Conceptualize and collaborate with the Public Relations and Marketing staff to create a comprehensive communications plan for cultivating donors and soliciting gifts, including developing new marketing materials for prospective members and the solicitation of gifts.
• Meet frequently with department staff and maintain close communication with Trustees and committees members. Serve as a liaison between staff, the Board of Trustees, the Development & Membership Committee, the Society of William Rice Subcommittee and related subcommittees and task force groups as assigned by the President.
• In collaboration with the Grants Coordinator and the Membership Coordinator, design a strategic plan for the Museum’s membership programs aimed at increasing membership and upgrading members to the Museums’ highest membership level, the Society of William Rice. Contribute to the design and implementation of membership and special fundraising events.
• Keep apprised of the computerized donor database; the matching gifts and in-kind gift solicitation and responses; the acknowledgement process for all gifts and grants; the reporting mechanisms, and ongoing contact with donors.
• Represent the Springfield Museums at various public functions, including evening and weekend receptions, dinners and donor cultivation events.
• Keep abreast of trends, significant advances through professional associations, publications, seminars and similar means.
• Perform other tasks as assigned or requested by supervisor.
Qualifications include but are not limited to the following: • A Bachelor’s Degree, an advanced degree is desirable, and seven (7) years of experience in Development Management. • A self-motivated individual who has a passion for development and fundraising. • Knowledge and a demonstrated ability to apply best practices and industry standards as well as creative thinking in order to lead and manage a successful development effort. • A successful fund raiser with the ability to establish fundraising priorities and achieve fundraising goals. • A creative, energetic and entrepreneurial individual who is well organized and thrives in a fast paced and challenging environment. • Knowledge of non-profits, preferably Museums, with a background in donor relations, long-term cultivation, solicitation of major gifts, planned giving, foundations and funding sources, grants management, and event management (including virtual events). • Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff, administration, prospective and current donors, trustees, members, and volunteers. • Demonstrated experience writing competitive grant proposals for high level national funding sources (public and private). • Strong administrative, time management, and organizational skills, with the ability to plan, organize, and implement numerous projects simultaneously. • Experience managing multiple competing needs, interests, and personality types of staff, donors and upper level members within a museum or educational organization. • Respectful handling of confidential and sensitive information. • Occasional evening and weekend hours and the ability to travel as needed are required.
Benefits Include: • Healthcare: medical, dental, vision • 100 % employer paid Short Term Disability Insurance • Long Term Disability Insurance • Term and Voluntary Life Insurance • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) • Generous paid time off • Retirement plan 401(k) • Free parking • Family Membership to the Springfield Museums • Generous discounts for Museum School courses • Museum Store discount
Interested candidates should submit their application by Friday, September 24, 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Springfield Museums is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace, dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.
Organizational Overview The Boston Society for Architecture (“BSA”), which includes the Boston Society of Architects (“BSA/AIA”) and the BSA Foundation (“Foundation”), is a membership and community nonprofit organization committed to advancing architecture, creating a healthy environment, and building equitable communities for everyone in Eastern Massachusetts. At 4,500 members, the BSA/AIA is the 2nd largest local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in the country dedicated to supporting and promoting the profession of architecture and the critical value of design in the built environment.
The BSA Foundation uses the fundamental blocks of architecture and design to help communities address their challenges by providing access to design resources, ensuring access to design education, and empowering neighborhoods by visualizing design solutions to address inequities and injustice, and the effects of climate change. Collaboratively, these entities work to build a better Boston by engaging communities, inspiring vision, and provoking positive change. The BSA, which has a $4 million operating budget and eighteen staff members, has been led since 2013 by Eric White, the organization’s Executive Director, who has a dual reporting relationship to the BSA and Foundation Boards of Directors. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Director of Development, along with BSA’s two Manager Directors, currently comprise the organization’s senior leadership team.
Position Overview: Supported by an Advancement Manager, the Director of Development is responsible for all BSA philanthropic activities, including major gifts, corporate giving, and grants, with a current annual fundraising goal of approximately $1 million, with ambitions to reach a $5 million annual goal within five years. In addition, as a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Development is intimately involved in establishing and achieving institution-wide strategy, priorities, goals, and objectives.
Application Process and Additional Information: Candidates must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of the BSA, along with salary requirements, with the understanding that BSA’s salary range for this position is $100,000 to $140,000. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Please visit https://eostransitions.com/open-searches/ to view a full position description and application requirements.
About Valley Community Development Corporation Established in 1988 to address the shortage of affordable housing and the economic changes to the local economy in the Pioneer Valley, Valley Community Development Corporation (Valley) creates opportunities for people to live, work, and thrive, addressing the growing needs of low- and moderate-income people by developing and preserving affordable rental and ownership housing, cultivating economic self-sufficiency, and fostering community leadership.
Valley accomplishes these goals by focusing on three areas of community development: • Affordable Housing – Working with local municipalities and state funding partners, Valley develops and manages affordable housing in the Pioneer Valley. • Housing Services – Valley administers a variety of programs for first-time homebuyers and existing homeowners to purchase, secure, and retain home ownership. • Small Business Development – Valley offers a range of free, customized services to meet the needs of low- and moderate-income individuals to help them start, stabilize, and grow businesses. Since its founding, Valley has developed 279 units of affordable rental and ownership housing; provided business technical assistance to 2,111 entrepreneurs; assisted over 8,400 homebuyers and homeowners in the region; and helped low-income homeowners correct health and safety code violations in their homes. Currently, Valley has an additional 157 units of affordable housing in its pipeline.
Based in Northampton and serving all of Hampshire County, Valley has a staff of six (including the Executive Director position) and an annual budget of approximately $2,000,000, inclusive of rental property operations. Valley is overseen by a highly engaged 13-member Board of Directors comprised of community representatives and local business leaders. Since June 1, Valley has been led by Interim Executive Director, Peter Jessop, who previously served as board president.
Opportunity Going Forward: The Executive Director will have the opportunity to lead this well-respected, highly successful, and fiscally stable community development corporation which builds community through housing and business development.
In addition to effectively and efficiently managing ongoing operations, high priorities for the Executive Director include: • Positioning Valley as a leading advocate for affordable housing and homeownership in the Pioneer Valley to build community and to combat homelessness. • Capitalizing on Valley’s significant financial strength and increased federal funding to expand affordable housing both as an independent developer and in collaboration with regional partners. • Leading and empowering a collaborative team of highly skilled, experienced, and passionate, mission-driven professionals. • Strategically and tactically taking advantage of federal and state grants to revitalize and reinvigorate Valley’s small business development program. • Assuming a more sophisticated and practiced approach to Valley’s infrastructure, particular its asset management function and informational technology support. • Expanding participation of diverse community members in Valley’s work, particularly people of color, and ensuring multiple voices and perspectives are respectfully and consistently engaged. • Strengthening successful fundraising initiatives, including expanding and solidifying participation by individuals and businesses in Valley’s Community Investment Tax Credit program. • Improving Valley’s marketing, public relations, and external communications to celebrate its successes and position it as the premier, regional community and economic development resource which is committed to equity and inclusion.
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The Mount Holyoke Fund Officer for Leadership Annual Giving manages an assigned pool of prospective donors and volunteers through the fundraising continuum from discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, focusing on prospects capable of making annual gifts of $1,837-$25,000 to The Mount Holyoke Fund. This position will visit with 70+ alums each fiscal year to solicit support and promote membership in the Cornerstone Society, which recognizes all donors who make a gift of $1,837 or more to the College each year. Visits will be conducted both in person and via Zoom. Regular travel will be required. The Mount Holyoke Fund Officer for Leadership Annual Giving also directs and oversees The Mount Holyoke Fund strategy and volunteer management for ten classes in our post-50th Reunion cohort with the goal of maintaining high levels of support and engagement after the 50th Reunion. With oversight and guidance from the Associate Director for Leadership Annual Giving, this position also functions as the staff liaison to the Beyond the 50th Committee, a high-level volunteer group representing post-50th Reunion classes, and maintains regular communication, facilitates conference calls, and assists with the work of the Beyond the 50th Committee.
Portfolio Management: ● Directly qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of leadership annual giving prospects with the capacity to make annual gifts of $1,837-$25,000. ● Engage in leadership annual gift solicitations that 1) retains current and re-engages lost donors, 2) grows giving levels of current donors and 3) ultimately increases unrestricted giving. ● Conduct a minimum of 70 personal visits per year in person and via Zoom with leadership annual giving prospects for 1:1 solicitations. Local and regional travel are regular; and evening and weekend hours are occasional. ● Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with donors and potential donors; maintain relationships in person and electronically. ● As needed, work with departments within Development including The Mount Holyoke Fund, Leadership Giving and Planned Giving to create and implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Class and Volunteer Management: ● Act as direct staff liaison to ten classes including two reunion classes each fiscal year. ● Train, support, and communicate regularly with head class agents and class agents in each class to set goals, plan initiatives, motivate, inspire, direct, assess and update them on their efforts and successes. ● Focus on volunteer recruitment and diversification within each class as needed. ● Work with colleagues in leadership gifts to develop annual giving solicitation strategies for leadership gift prospects in assigned classes. ● Develop all class specific communications for assigned classes. ● Work with the associate director of Leadership Annual Giving to create transition plan for classes immediately post-50th. Beyond the 50th Committee Liaison With oversight and guidance from the associate director for Leadership Annual Giving ● Serve as direct staff liaison for the Beyond the 50th Committee. ● Manage committee membership and recruitment. ● Facilitate all committee communications and meetings. ● Meet periodically with committee co-chairs.
For more information about this position and requirements, please visit https://careers.mtholyoke.edu/en-us/job/492736/mh-fund-officer-for-leadership-annual-giving
Reporting to the Director of International Advancement, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to the Director of International Advancement and the Director of Leadership Giving; assists the Leadership Giving team to coordinate and track small major gift programs, small events and mini-campaigns.
Primary responsibilities include: provide administrative support to the Director of International Advancement and the Director of Leadership Giving, including calendar management, email and written correspondence, travel arrangements and trip coordination, assemble travel binders containing trip itineraries, event timelines and other pertinent information; assist Leadership Giving team with the coordination, planning and tracking of small events, mini-campaigns and other major gift programming; maintain donor prospect contact information in the database, including generating reports and extracts; collaborate with International Trustees to coordinate Asia travel for the Head of School and other employees; assist with planning community dinners, prospect meetings, and international receptions/events; respond to international volunteer inquiries and requests for information; process Passport and international Visa applications; format, proofread and edit correspondence, reports, meeting notes, and other materials; assist in the preparation, organization, and coordination of on and off campus meetings and events; and assist with the assembly of travel binders for the Head of School.
Qualifications should include: Associate’s degree, 3-5 years’ of experience in an administrative role; excellent office and computer skills including database extractions; proficiency with MS Office Suite; ability to learn and use in-house communication tools such as Exact Target; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organization; interpersonal and proofreading skills; ability to take initiative in a fast-paced environment; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under pressure; exceptional attention to detail; sensitivity to highly confidential information and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and serving the needs of a diverse community.
Please visit https://deerfield.edu/employment to apply online.
The College is seeking a Senior Researcher to join the College Relations team. Reporting to the Director of Prospect Research and Management, the Senior Researcher will provide the groundwork for the College Relations team’s activities by supporting a prospect management system as well as identifying, researching, and analyzing potential individual sources of financial support. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience and a proven ability to work strategically and effectively in a higher educational environment.
Key Areas of Responsibility: • Conduct proactive and reactive prospect research, to evaluate the financial capabilities of new prospects and existing donors and to analyze prospect and donor gift potential, readiness to give, special interests, and connections to MHC. Recommend strategies for engaging and inspiring prospective donors. • Provide analysis, including data visualizations, of constituent data and portfolios to support prospect identification, prospect management projects, and portfolio review. • Maintain liaison relationships with a team of assigned frontline fundraisers to meet their prospect management needs, through regular portfolio review meetings and ad hoc research. • Write briefings and profiles on qualified prospects in support of Presidential, VP, and other fundraiser-led meetings and events. • Collaborate with the Director to evaluate available research tools and vendors. • Assist the Director as needed. Examples include addressing urgent requests to ensure timely response and participating in projects such as campaign planning and documentation of departmental policy and procedure.
Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience. • Proven skills in proactive and reactive research and prospect management. • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with a particular focus on presenting research analysis to non-researchers. • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with a range of professionals including frontline fundraisers, development leadership, and data services colleagues. • Experience working with a relational database as well as Microsoft Office products, including Word and Excel. • Ability to establish priorities with high degree of independence. • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects under pressure.
To apply, visit careers.mtholyoke.edu.
Homework House provides after school tutoring and mentoring to elementary school children in Holyoke, MA. We are currently seeking an enthusiastic person with great organizational and people skills who can step in as soon as possible as our part-time (25 hours/wk) Interim Volunteer Coordinator. This position is a medical leave replacement and will run through December 2021 and possibly longer. Reporting to our Executive Director, the Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, screening, training, placing, scheduling, supervising, evaluating and recognizing volunteer tutors. The ideal candidate must demonstrate an ability to communicate and connect with a variety of stakeholders and community partners, have excellent organizational skills and sincere enthusiasm for the task at hand. Candidates must be flexible, enjoy a varied workload and the ability to function independently and as a team member. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Applications accepted until position is filled. Review to begin immediately. Prompt applications encouraged.
Overview: Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights seeks a collaborative and dynamic Executive Director to strengthen and expand a small, growing organization to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice nationally. Organization Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights (GRR!) works through education and advocacy to protect for younger generations the access to reproductive rights, justice, and health care that prior generations fought to secure. GRR! envisions a world where all people have access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion. A world where all can exercise their right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children they do have in safe and sustainable communities.
Background: On a trip to Mozambique, Dr. Julia “Judy” Kahrl, 87, Founder and Board Chair of GRR!, saw the leadership and influence that older women and grandmothers had with younger women regarding healthcare and contraception. Back in the US, Judy was determined to harness the anger and energy of people in her generation that were triggered by the increasing restrictions on access to abortion and family planning. With a group of friends in Maine, Judy founded GRR! in 2013. Within a year, we had inquiries about establishing groups in other states. At that time, our volunteers did not have the time or resources to respond effectively. However, we knew our goal to expand nationally was only a matter of time. Eight years later, GRR! is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to reproductive health, rights and justice. GRR!’s yellow t-shirts stood out at pre-pandemic legislative sessions in Augusta, Maine, as well as at the Maine Women’s March in 2017, when Judy was a featured speaker. To better support activists across the country and respond to inquiries and interest from collaborators to join the work and/or start chapters, GRR! hired a National Grassroots Organizer (NGO) in November 2020.
Transition: Since its founding, GRR! has grown from a small group who met around a kitchen table to an organization with national ambitions. In April 2020, GRR! was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) entity and was granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. The organization assembled a Board of Directors, who met for the first time in September 2020. GRR! is now seeking an Executive Director who will articulate and hone the organizational vision, create a fundraising plan and determine the ideal staffing structure. GRR! began as a white middle class organization with aspirations to be diverse by income level, gender, racial identity, and ability. The new Executive Director will lead a culture change and volunteer activist organization, defending reproductive rights and justice to ensure that the full range of reproductive services are legal, safe, meaningfully accessible and shame-free to every person in this country. GRR! is committed to expanding partnerships and participation with Black, Brown, Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI), and Indigenous activists while collaborating with national and regional leaders from the Reproductive Justice movement.
Currently GRR! operates on a virtual office platform guided by a five-member Board of Directors and an eight-person Advisory Council with a range of experiences. The Executive Director will report to the Board and oversee a dedicated team of five, currently comprised of consultants and volunteers. GRR!’s 2021 budget is $500,000. Opportunity The Executive Director will embody GRR!’s organizational values of autonomy, justice, authenticity, personal growth and power, accountability, and collaboration.
Key strategic priorities for the Executive Director include:
Growing the Cohort of GRR! Leaders: The Executive Director will help reach people who want to identify as GRR! and collaborate with them to work for cultural and legislative change. GRR! will continue to develop educational materials and presentations to support volunteer advocacy on the state and regional level. Developing state chapters and local representation is a large part of GRR!’s mission. In addition, the organization will continue to offer original, interactive educational workshops and presentations in partnership with institutions of higher education. An inspiring leader, the Executive Director will support national advocacy through coalition work with other SRHRJ (sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice) organizations. They will do this through relationship building to support grandmothers and older people in sharpening their skills to give voice and strength to their stories, histories and lived experiences.
Expanding GRR!’s Funding Base: The Executive Director will envision, develop and steward a robust funding plan for GRR!’s future sustainability. GRR! will shift from relying primarily on a sole donor to developing a diverse funding base. The Executive Director will serve as the face of the organization and must be comfortable with budgets and talking about funding. They will solicit individual donations, oversee a robust grassroots online campaign, and pursue potential funding from foundations and philanthropic organizations.
Building the GRR! Board: The Executive Director will help identify strong and diverse candidates as GRR! expands the size of its board. The GRR! board is a governance board responsible for oversight of the organization, and these new voices will help GRR! succeed in its mission to advance health, reproductive rights and justice nationally.
Responsibilities: The Executive Director is a collaborative, justice-oriented, inclusive and dynamic leader who supports a process of reaching older women across all racial and cultural boundaries and growing an organization in a principled way. An excellent communicator, the Executive Director is able to talk across lines of class and recognize the value of reaching working class and middle class women. The Executive Director exhibits integrity, has a long-term vision, but can shift and pivot, particularly as GRR! deepens its understanding of anti-racism and reproductive justice. The Executive Director has experience with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and an understanding of its impact on the field, including the contributions and innovative leadership of communities of color. A skilled and proven fundraiser, the Executive Director also has experience managing staff, ideally in a nonprofit organization. They also will have experience with volunteer-based organizations that have a national reach, as well as a background in advocacy and culture change work. Confident, focused, and dedicated to the mission, the Executive Director is a thoughtful individual with good analytical skills who can facilitate GRR!’s transition from a Kitchen Cabinet-run entity to a streamlined organization with a board of directors. The Executive Director will ensure that GRR! can thrive as it grows from a Maine-based organization to a national presence. GRR!’s first Executive Director will be ready to engage in organizational planning to help GRR! determine its niche in the reproductive health, rights and justice movement.
Qualifications • Experience with, and connection to, reproductive and racial justice; skilled at ‘speaking the language’ of the history and stories of reproductive justice • Fundraising experience and an ability to create and meet goals; work with major donors, foundations, and grassroots donors, as well as being comfortable in making asks • Nonprofit management experience (five years+), including nonprofit budgeting and financial acumen • Organizing skills and work with multi-state, chapter, and/or volunteer-based organizations is preferred • Relationship building and collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and groups; eager to engage with a large and diverse body of people • Excellent communication and listening skills, internally and externally, with the passion and presence to articulate a vision and serve as the primary spokesperson and ambassador • Strategic planning and implementation to responsibly scale and grow the organization • Staff and volunteer management and development; exhibits respect and honor in working with a team • Experience building and stewarding a new board is helpful
Candidate Guidelines: This executive search is being conducted by TSNE. Interested candidates should submit materials via the TSNE job board link. Electronic submissions sent through this link are preferred. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential within the search committee. Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of GRR! along with salary expectations and how they learned of the position. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled and interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by September 6.
The Executive Director position is a full time (40 hours per week) remote position with required annual travel (estimated at 1-3 times a year) to meet staff and board in person in Maine. Salary is commensurate with relevant experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget, and in the approximate range of $90,000- $120,000. Benefits include a remote work model, healthcare/stipend, and paid leave time. Grandmothers for Reproductive Rights is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. GRR! welcomes people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, religions, ages, and sexual orientations to apply. Apply Here.
The Consortium has an exciting opportunity! We’re hiring for a DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT. The Consortium (www.wmtcinfo.org) seeks a full-time Director of Development to lead our development efforts. The Director of Development will support innovative community engagement and programming opportunities and partner with diverse communities to generate a balance of funding streams to sustain the communities in the long term.
The successful candidate will have: • At least 5 years fundraising experience, including grant writing, fund development planning, public and donor relations, managing special events, and leading fund development and communication campaigns. • Knowledge of Consortium communities/programs and the values that drive them. • Commitment to valuing people with lived experience. • In depth knowledge of community building, social justice, and strength-based shared leadership. • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, communication, program planning and coordination skills.
Primary responsibilities include fund and resource development with a commitment to fully engage the Consortium’s mission. This leader will initiate and lead inclusive grant writing processes, support Consortium programs and communities to identify their own fundraising goals and connect them with opportunities, as well as pursue new funding sources to address agency development needs. This employee will also forecast future income needs, cultivate and coordinate stewardship efforts across the organization, gather input from donors and integrate it with a focus on continuous improvement. The Director of Development will supervise the Development Team to offer support to programs and communities, host agency events, and implement effective media engagement.
This position is full time with competitive benefits and salary ($65-$70,000). Understanding and valuing a commitment to engaging through a social justice framework is critical to success in this position. This position serves as ambassador for the Consortium’s reputation, internally and externally. The Consortium is committed to undoing systems of oppression and the harms they have caused. It actively works toward building an anti-racist environment and sense of belonging. Candidates with diverse life experiences encouraged to apply. AA/EOE
Please email cover letter and resume to Human Resource Director, Kathy Chaisson at KChaisson@wmtcinfo.org by Friday, September 17th and include detail of notable fundraising planning, training and delivering experience in your cover letter.
Consortium Mission Statement: The Consortium creates conditions in which people who have faced marginalization, oppression, or otherwise felt invisible are better able to pursue their dreams and strengthen communities through voice, choice, and inclusion. This is supported by an organizational commitment to address systems of oppression and work toward undoing the harms they have caused.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Director of Major Gifts and Legacy Planning is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and securing of major gifts over $10,000. They will also be responsible for the design and implementation of the Planned Giving Program.
Essential Job Functions:
Major Gifts: • Develops and executes major gift and planned giving annual and multi-year strategies. • Identifies via independent research, Hall of Famer, Board and Staff referrals, major gift donor prospects; cultivates theses prospects via personal visits, phone calls and personalized presentations. • Makes the request for a major gift of a prospect directly or arranges for the appropriate influencer to make the gift request • Creates and maintains effective communications and outreach plan for each donor and executes plan to retain and upgrade current donors. • Required to prepare fund agreements and pledge forms for the purposes of securing major and planned gifts. Insures proper follow-up occurs to finalize the gift. • Utilizes existing recognition opportunities and develops new recognition opportunities to enhance appeal for prospective donors as needed. • Insures fulfillment of recognition for all major gift donors o Works with Curatorial Department to identify new recognition opportunities o Communicates with design group(s) to insure recognition meets the needs of donors o Maintains contact and relationship with donor(s) to properly develop their recognition • Hosts key donors at BHOF marquee events such as Enshrinement, select collegiate and high school events, golf tournaments, privately hosted receptions, etc. using these events as both cultivation opportunities and donor appreciation activities. • Travels extensively for in-person meetings and coordinates remote meetings (when necessary) with current donors and prospects.
Planned Giving: • Identifies, cultivates and manages prospects for planned gifts. • Coordinates with appropriate law and investment firms to provide counsel and creative plans for prospects of planned gifts. • Creates a planned giving “society” and develops other appropriate recognition mechanisms for donors of planned gifts. • Oversees the creation of effective marketing materials for the planned giving program.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred. Proven experience cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors. Minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit major gifts and planned giving fundraising. Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent user of office technology and information systems and donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
Interested applicants can send their application materials to Janet Heim at firstname.lastname@example.org.