The Foundation Associate, based at the PDF Center for Peace and Justice in Amherst, Mass. will implement PDF’s strategies for donor management, solicitation and cultivation; work on special events and community outreach; help to produce written materials (i.e., newsletter, annual report, blog); participate in PDF’s grantmaking process; and engage in fund-raising for PDF programs. Above responsibilities include: Managing PDF’s donor database on Raiser’s Edge, producing reports and receipts. Managing the day-to-day aspects of the fiscal sponsorship program, including meeting with new and existing projects and offering technical assistance. Working with the Board of Directors, staff, workstudy students/interns and volunteers to support PDF’s programs and fund-raising efforts. Meeting with and maintaining ongoing relationships with individual donors and educating them about PDF’s programmatic work and organizational vision through: face-to-face visits, phone, e-mail, letters, other appropriate forms of communication, and in-house events and other venues. Articulating PDF’s organizational vision to potential donors and others in-person and through social media.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree preferred; at least two years’ experience in similar or equivalent position in non-profit setting; demonstrated capability with social media as well as Microsoft Office to include Excel, PowerPoint and Word; and have worked with databases (Raiser’s Edge or GIFTS a plus). You should be detail-oriented; have strong analytical, presentation and communications (written and oral) skills; work well with others, with the ability to move between disparate tasks and respond to competing requirements within job functions; be self-directed, team oriented, patient and hard-working. Spanish proficiency is preferred. This position reports to the Director of Communications and Outreach, is based in Amherst, Mass. and requires the ability to travel overnight and out of town.
Timing and Salary: This entry level position is available beginning July 1, 2019. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Application Process: Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter, résumé, and three references. Please email Kathy Sharkey at email@example.com
When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do. Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education.
At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done. Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates. We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world.
Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change. We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.
- Position Code: SRGW
- Job Type: Part-time
- Hours: Up to 19 hours per week
- Schedule: Flexible, 3 days per week
- Position Location: Longmeadow, MA Campus
The Senior Grant Writer will support the Executive Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to research and analyze new grant funding opportunities in support of institutional priorities; develop, write, submit and track grant proposals and related activities; and support post-award grant management and reporting.
- Research and assess prospective grant funding opportunities.
- Develop and maintain relationships with grant program officers.
- Compile institutional data to support proposal development.
Grant Proposal Development, Writing and Submission:
- Work closely with faculty and staff to match funding opportunities with prospective funders, and guide and support proposal development.
- Write letters of inquiry and grant proposals and prepare budgets.
- Manage the grant proposal submission process, including the development of checklists, compiling required support documents, and timely submission.
- Track grant inquiry and proposals in prospect management system.
Post-Award Grant Management and Reporting:
- Prepare draft press releases for new grant awards and work with the grant director and institutional marketing to outline a plan for publicizing grant activities.
- Work with grant director to set up the project plan, timeline and deliverables for each new grant for the purpose of grant management and reporting.
- Assist grant directors with interim and final grant reports, thank you letters, and other communications with funders.
- Attend trainings as required.
- Perform other job-related functions as assigned by the University.
- Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of work experience in a professional environment required; preferably at least two years of grant writing experience and success in obtaining grants from private and corporate foundations and/or federal, state and local funding agencies.
- Excellent writing and analytic skills, with the ability and firm understanding of how to write clear, structured, concise, articulate and persuasive proposals.
- Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task, attend to details, and meet deadlines.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Strong computer and research skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience using a database and other resources to conduct foundation and grants research.
- Flexibility, a positive attitude and a collaborative spirit are highly preferred.
- Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
- Valid U.S. driver's license.
- 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.
- General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures 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.
Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community.
All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.
Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work-related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.
Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at HR@baypath.edu or call 413-565-1168.
Full time, non-exempt, hourly position
Reports to Director of Advancement
The Advancement Coordinator works with other members of the Advancement team, and assists with all aspects of Advancement work, with particular focus on Advancement data, communications, grant research and submissions, business sponsor management, seat naming campaign coordination, and general stewardship of members, major donors, businesses, and foundations. The Advancement Coordinator maintains data and reports, as related to the above functions, provides other project management as requested, and staffs and assists with all Advancement events.
- Database, as related to the following functions and including, but not limited to, gift entry, generation of mailing lists and reports, and data reconciliation.
- Communications, including composing letters, emails, and social media posts, execution of complex mailings, sending email blasts, assembling information packets, and drafting and sending a monthly newsletter.
- Grants, including researching grant possibilities, gathering information and drafting submissions, tracking deadlines, and maintaining files.
- Business Sponsors, including conducting mail, phone, and email communication, tracking solicitations and payments, and administering benefits.
- Seat Campaign, including creating promotional opportunities, tracking gifts, locations, and plaques, and executing recognition of gifts.
- Stewardship, including creating reminders of benefits, and arranging for donor recognition.
- Vendors, as related to printed materials, donor gifts, benefit fulfillment, and other items.
- Event assistance, including preparation for and staffing at Advancement events, as well as assisting patrons with Membership or other questions at Mahaiwe shows.
- Other duties, as assigned, including staffing Membership kiosk at performances, and occasional assistance in other departments.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- At least one year of experience with database software programs and a high level of comfort with data management.
- Excellent Microsoft Word and Excel skills.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Highly detail-oriented and well organized.
- Ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects in various stages.
- Ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
- High interpersonal skills and ability to interact graciously with the public.
- Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
- Imaginative team player able to work in fast-paced creative environment.
- Passion for the arts and desire to pursue a career in arts management.
- Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends at performances and events.
Additional Desirable Experience:
- Knowledge of Patron Manager database
- Knowledge of Emma or related email software
- Social media familiarity and skills
- Familiarity with the greater Berkshire region and living and working in rural New England
What You Will Do: As the Baystate Philanthropy Officer you will work in the Baystate Health Foundation(BHF)/Development Office, working independently, and as part of the development team, to identify prospects, develop cultivation and solicitation strategies; solicit and close major gifts, and ensure the appropriate and timely culitvation of relationships and stewardship of donors for Baystate Medical Center (BMC), Baystate Children's Hospital (BCH), including community hospitals, and all entities of Baystate Health (BH) including programs and services.
As the Philanthropy Officer, you will be responsible for working with donors not only to consider multiple gifts over time but also to ensure their satisfaction with their contributions.
You will work directly with hospital administration, board members, physicians, hospital staff, and donors, and staff various volunteer committees.
The Philanthropy Officer reports to the Director of Philanthropy. The Philanthropy Officer will collaborate with BHF colleagues in support of program and endowment funding, capital campaigns, fundraising events, and Foundation activities on behalf of BH and its related entities and programs.
Additional responsibilities will include:
- Identify, cultivate and solicit those individuals, corporations, or foundations able to make first time, on-going, major, outright & planned gifts to Baystate Health, BMC, Baystate Children's Hospital, BH community hospitals & Baystate Home & Health Program.
- Engage trustees, volunteers, hospital and foundation staff as needed to support donor cultivation & solicitations.
- Maintain a major gift portfolio of donors/prospects in order to build and maintain strong relationships with donors in order to ensure their ongoing philanthropy for Baystate Health via BHF and satisfaction with their respective gifts.
- Make presentations to donors and prospects; write, draft, and edit letters, gift proposals and case materials; solicit and close major gifts and cultivate relationships for ongoing and planned gift support. Conduct preliminary research to identify new donor prospects on an ongoing basis including those that may be associated with fundraising events supporting for entities and services within Baystate Health.
- Assist with the planning, coordination, and execution of special projects as assigned, including fundraising events in support of capital, endowment, program and Foundation goals.
- Arrange tours, cultivations events, meetings and introductions of donors and prospects to hospital staff and administration.
- Use best-practices to conduct discussions and solicitations of various kinds of gifts whether they be major (program, endowment or capital), annual gifts at President’s Society level or planned with assigned donors.
- Identify grant opportunties, craft proposals to private family or public foundations for grant funding of identified funding opportunities.
- Track regularly through moves-management program prospect development and gift closure in terms of defined personal and philanthropy team goals.
- Create and sustain connections with Baystate Health's medical and nursing staff, board members, and administrators to complement donor relationships.
- Staff assigned board and volunteer committees.
- Cultivate productive relationships with attorneys and financial advisors as well as other not- for-profit organizations that focus on growth of outright and planned giving.
- Meet regularly and as needed with Baystate Health (and their entities) administration.
- Participate in BHF team meetings and in meetings with BHF colleagues for the purpose of managing and tracking top prospective donors.
- Plan and partner, when appropriate, with Foundation staff support on targeted direct mail appeals and assist with events that support Baystate Health's mission.
- Ensure appropriate acknowledgment and recognition of all gifts and contributions made in support of Baystate Health and entities within the system.
- Experience and dexterity with Blaudbaud's Raiser’s Edge/NXT or similar fundraising software
- Familiarity with Moves Management in terms of major gift benchmarking and prospect tracking.
What You Will Need:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum 3-5 years of major gift experience, preferably in a hospital/medical center or college/university setting.
- Demonstrable success in cultivating and soliciting capital, program, endowment and planned gifts at five figure and above levels, individually and in conjunction with volunteers and organization leaders.
- Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral);
- Ability to interact with donors and volunteers; and exceptional interpersonal negotiating skills.
- Possess the personal qualities and flexibility necessary to thrive in a metric guided environment.
- Be team-oriented and able to work within a complex organization.
- Ability to work in both an independent and pro-active manner.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and adheres to the highest standards of ethics in the field of development.
- Proficiency in using development software.
What You Need To Know: Full-time / 40 hours with some evening and weekend work.
Location: 280 Chestnut St, Spfld MA Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Franklin Pierce University has been empowering thousands of undergraduate and graduate students in achieving academic excellence and leading meaningful and successful lives since 1962. Continuing in our tradition of promotion close connections between students, faculty, staff and alumni, we are inviting applications from experienced fundraisers to join our University Advancement division as Director of Leadership Giving.
Job Summary: Your role as the Director of Leadership Giving will be to develop and manage a portfolio of approximately 100 individual donors and prospects, build strong relationships through face-to-face, email and telephone communications. Your strong fundraising experience will be utilized to oversee donor relations and stewardship of scholarship funds, and provide guidance and leadership on annual giving and oversight of the annual fund.
Working closely with the Associate Vice President and Vice President of University Advancement, you will participate in the assembling and documenting of the annual plan, and providing regular updates and reports. Essential to the role is the development and execution of strategies for assigned projects, and working toward achieving the goals of the division and University.
Experience and Qualifications: The skills and abilities that you will bring with you to this important role include:
- Five + years of experience in higher education or nonprofit fundraising.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated abilities to solicit leadership level annual gifts as well as scholarship contributions. Knowledge of financial planning, trusts and the estate settlement process is preferable.
- Bachelor’s degree is required, a Masters preferred.
- Database experience is necessary, and Raiser’s Edge experience is a plus.
- Availability to travel for up to 65% of the job is necessary.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position will be in July 2019. To apply, please submit a letter of application, a resume, and contact information for three references online at https://franklinpierceuniversity.applytojob.com/apply
The Major Gift Officer works to build and enhance relationships with all constituents for the purpose of increasing financial support to Bay Path 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, and planned giving programs; and managing a prospect pool of alumni and other newly identified prospective donors for an estimated total of 150-200. Management of major gifts means productive results from prospect identification, face-to-face solicitation, and stewardship.
For more information, please visit https://www.baypath.edu/about/work-at-bay-path/.
WGBY is a community-supported public television and PBS member station. It connects the diverse people of the western New England region. WGBY educates, entertains, enriches, and improves the neighborhoods that make up our community.
The Corporate Support & Receptionist performs a variety of duties related to audience service, general administration, corporate underwriting, as well as greeting visitors.
- Greet and screen visitors and notify appropriate staff of their arrival
- Answer and/or direct incoming telephone calls to the appropriate staff
- Distribute USPS mail and other deliveries
- Edit and distribute Program Listings to cable outlet Manage tours for TV studios
- Provide support to Corporate Underwriting staff
- Maintain inventory of office and other supplies
- Schedule and prepare conference rooms for meetings
- Assist with on-air fundraising as needed
- Stay informed of station activities
- Attend regular team and staff meetings
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Adobe Acrobat preferred. Excellent communication and analytical skills. Experience with office management and bookkeeping. Ability to interact with tact and diplomacy with public and station employees. Strong communication, administrative, and analytical thinking skills with the ability to be flexible to meet station needs. Ability to prioritize and organize work. Ability to maintain confidential information. Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team Familiarity with public television & radio programming
Bachelor’s Degree with two years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Apply through the link provided: https://publicmedia.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WGBH_Careers/job/Springfield-MA/Corporate-Support---Receptionist_R000275-1
Founded in 2007, Sibling Connections' mission is to support the creation of enduring family relationships and community connections for sisters and brothers separated by the foster care system in Massachusetts. We do this through creative programming to bring siblings who are separated in MA DCF foster care together to build their relationship as they are sometimes the only remaining family for youth in foster care. Our programs include a week of Camp to Belong MA each August, Sibling Sundays that run monthly from October - May in three regions (Springfield, Lowell, Boston), Weekend Retreats, and other ad hoc events. We run programs with two full-time staff members based in Boston and the dedication of over 150 volunteers who participate in our programs. Our budget is $300,000; we are poised for significant growth and have recently received a grant to fund a part-time development manager for our Western region.
The Sibling Connections West Development Manager will be responsible for the growth of our Western MA programs that will include:
- Develop and execute a long-range fundraising strategy for the Western Region of MA
- Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations, working very closely with the Executive Director
- Develop ongoing relationships with donors, volunteers, partners, and friends of Sibling Connections
- Conceive of and execute special events to raise awareness and funding for Western MA programs
- Coordinate with the Western MA part-time program coordinator as needed on program implementation
This is a new position, and the incumbent has the opportunity to help shape and build the development function. This is a flexible, part-time (approximately 30 hours month, averaging 7-10 hours/week), grant funded position expected to run from September 2019 through June 2020 with the possibility of extension based on funding levels. Our hope is that this position will become permanent and self-sustaining.
We are seeking an individual who lives in Western MA (no out of state consultants will be considered) who has:
- BA (required); MA (a plus)
- At least 2-3 years experience in the development/fundraising field
- Knowledge of and networks in the Western Region of MA (Springfield, Chicopee, Berkshires, etc.)
- A background and/or interest in child welfare, foster care/adoption, youth programming.
Department: Advancement Office
Reports to: Associate Director of Advancement
Berkshire School is committed to engaging and retaining donors in a shared effort to sustain the excellence that has come to characterize Berkshire’s students, faculty, and programs. The School’s Advancement team works to inspire community members’ philanthropic and volunteer investment in Berkshire’s mission.
As a key member of the Berkshire School Advancement team, the Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship ensures that donors are acknowledged and recognized for their generosity and confident that their gifts are making the desired impact on the School. The Director is responsible for re-conceptualizing and leading a comprehensive, integrated Donor Relations program with an eye to personalizing each donor’s relationship with the School and inspiring repeat gifts and deepened commitment. The Director works with colleagues in Advancement and campus-wide to gather, synthesize, organize, and share the impact being made by donors’ contributions. The Director lends expert writing and communications skills to develop the strategy, tone, medium, and content of donor communications. S/he partners with frontline fundraisers throughout the donor cycle and listens for donors’ intentions and feedback.
The Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship is a full-time, exempt, 12-month staff position in the Advancement Office. This position is entitled to full benefits.
Job Functions/Major Responsibilities
- Lead the generation, editing, and strategic dissemination of donor communications
- Develop robust Donor Relations program that inspires donor retention and upgrades
- Write high-level donor acknowledgements on behalf of the Head of School and Director of Advancement; manage acknowledgements process with support of Advancement Services
- Manage and grow impact reporting on endowed funds, capital projects, and annual gifts
- Interpret and/or recommend donor recognition and reporting requirements for new gift agreements; manage, track, and ensure compliance with existing gift agreements
- Oversee donor recognition through on-campus plaques, dedications, and other creative means of celebrating donors’ generosity in alignment with Berkshire’s recognition policy
- Recognize the volunteer service of active/retiring trustees, distinguished alumni, volunteers, and high-profile donors
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Effective oral and written communication skills with a broad range of internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, senior administration, students, alumni, parents, trustees, donors, volunteers, and friends of the School
- Demonstrated tact, professionalism, creativity, and positive attitude, displaying discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential issues
- Outstanding planning/organizational skills with ability to work independently and collaboratively
- Demonstrated success in one-to-one and group communications and relationship building
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy in a fast-paced environment
- Comprehensive understanding of best practices in Donor Relations and Stewardship
- Ability to exercise strategic, independent judgment in complex and new situations
- Proven ability to lead, manage, and organize multiple projects with energy, clarity, optimism, diplomacy, and integrity
- Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule as weekend and evening work is required
- Preferred knowledge of HTML and content management programs, social media, and other electronic communications
Requirements (Minimum Qualifications)
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Three (3) years of demonstrated, successful experience in Donor Relations and Stewardship, Alumni Relations, Annual Giving, or other equivalent experience in an educational environment or other relevant entity
- Excellent writing and computer skills and working knowledge of, or willingness and ability to learn, Raiser’s Edge, Google, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
Interested parties should contact Cheryl Geerhold, Director of Human Resources, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UMass Hillel seeks an experienced, ambitious and outgoing fundraising professional to join our staff as Director of Advancement. Make your mark on student life at UMass Amherst as part of a dynamic and caring staff team doing meaningful work amidst a vibrant Jewish community. As Director of Advancement, you will play a vital role in a mission driven organization as we launch and implement a five-year strategic plan and mark an exciting new phase in our organizational history. You will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to successfully meet budgetary goals and grow the organization in line with our strategic plan. The Director of Advancement will create and oversee an annual development plan that strategically addresses all key elements for achieving our annual fundraising goal including direct response, cultivation and stewardship, frontline fundraising, legacy and events. You will supervise our excellent Development Associate, will be responsible for a portfolio of grant applications, and will develop and manage relationships with foundation and university partners. As Director of Advancement, you will feel the direct impact of your work on a daily basis as you connect stakeholders to our mission, empower student leadership, and build vibrant Jewish community that has benefit to the campus and beyond.
What You’ll Do:
- Plan, organize and manage the fundraising campaigns of UMass Hillel to meet the fundraising goal set in the annual budget, currently in the range of $375,000.
- Create annual development plan to achieve fundraising goals to align with the strategic plan.
- Identify, cultivate and steward relationships with new and established contributors.
- Solicit and close gifts from prospects and facilitate solicitations for the Executive Director, including regular travel locally and regionally.
- Help create a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization by educating and engaging board members, staff and students.
- Establish strong relationships with Board members, encouraging their participation in development activities and building a culture of active networking and ambassadorship for Hillel.
- Recruit board members to serve on event committees and to participate in individual and small group solicitations.
- Plan and oversee implementation of fundraising events in Boston, Amherst and/or New York, including solicitation of donors and sponsors.
- Oversee direct mail campaigns including High Holiday, Hanukkah, Passover and end-of-year appeals.
- Directly supervise Development Associate, including weekly supervision meetings, annual goal setting and semi-annual reviews.
- Supervise creation of communications materials to steward and cultivate alumni, parents and supporters.
- Oversee email and social media appeals and other online giving opportunities.
- Develop marketing materials to effectively share Hillel’s impact.
- Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, organizations and foundations.
- Research and write grants.
- Oversee, improve and enhance donor and prospect data management in line with the strategic plan.
- Help coordinate quarterly board meetings; present development reports to the board.
What You’ve Accomplished:
- Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of 5+ years of direct work experience in fundraising, preferably in a Jewish nonprofit organization.
- Proven success in campaign management and donor stewardship.
- Experience with in-person major gift solicitation and strategic fundraising planning is preferred.
- Successful planning and implementation of events
- Supervision experience preferred.
- Successful grant writing experience.
- Experience with budget creation and management.
- Management of donor or customer relation databases
- Fluency with Microsoft Office, Excel, DonorPerfect and/or other CRM software.
- Facility with Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media platforms.
- Experience with Mail Chimp or Constant Contact preferred.
What You’ll Bring to the Job:
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to naturally form relationships with students, staff, board members, supporters and university contacts.
- Willingness and ability to travel required.
- Ability to work effectively and creatively, both independently and in a team.
- Strong ability to prioritize tasks and to set and meet deadlines.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to communicate Hillel’s mission to supporters in a compelling way.
- Occasional evening and weekend availability.
What You’ll Receive:
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
- Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
- Great professional development, mentoring and skill-building opportunities.
- Flexible work hours.
- Opportunity to bring your skills and passion to an exciting, creative work environment.
- Meaningful work as part of a mission driven organization seeking to have a positive impact on the world.
About UMass Hillel:
UMass Hillel is a vibrant and extremely active Hillel, located adjacent to the UMass Amherst campus. Our mission is to empower students through the vitality of Jewish life to cultivate purposeful, healthy lives and relationships that better our community and world. With over 2,000 Jewish students on campus, UMass Hillel is a home away from home for hundreds of students. With ten Jewish student groups and a fun and dedicated staff team, we offer a diverse range of impactful programs and opportunities. We are located in the beautiful college town of Amherst in the heart of the Pioneer Valley. For more details please go to our website www.umasshillel.org or find us on Facebook. UMass Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on 'Current Openings.' PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should address their cover letter to Rabbi Aaron Fine, Executive Director, and include a copy of their cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage and implement gift data entry, donor acknowledgements, multi-year pledge payments and reminders, including the development and maintenance of effective systems for tracking and monitoring donations according to accounting protocols and audit requirements;
- Reconcile development gift records with Finance Department;
- Use database to track donor stewardship, donor info, moves management tracking, and prospect research (DonorSearch) for major gifts prospect identification;
- Prepare regular fund raising status reports and dashboards for Development and Marketing Committee and Board;
- Staff the Development and Marketing Committee including send out meeting notices/agendas and reports; manage RSVPs; finalize and distribute minutes;
- Administer all in-kind donations; help volunteers wanting to fundraise on behalf of Gould Farm;
- Manage database of mental health referral sources and professional contacts that further our outreach and marketing efforts.
- Partner with the Director of Development to develop annual fundraising strategy and implementation schedule to support annual and capital fundraising goals;
- With Director of Development develop ongoing donor stewardship plan. Plan will include scheduled communications and any unexpected opportunity-driven communications for capital gift fundraising opportunities.
- Coordinate the annual 5K event: develop the schedule and budget with the Director of Development; identify sponsor prospects; prepare mailing lists, event registration and marketing materials; organize event set-up, and coordinate volunteers;
- Coordinate special capital campaign stewardship events including mailing lists, invitations, event logistics, RSVP’s and follow-up.
Marketing and Communications
- Work with Director of Development on message themes for all publications based on targeted audience (annual or capital fundraising for facilities or endowment);
- Prepare in-house, or work with graphic designer and printer on printing and distribution of all general marketing and communications materials (newsletter, annual appeal materials, advertisements etc.);
- Manage social media marketing and communications;
- Foster relationships with donors and community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising and marketing goals of the organization.
Qualifications: BA (required), with at least 2 years of experience in development. Demonstrated excellence in organizational and communication skills. Knowledge of Donor Perfect or other fundraising software is essential. This opportunity requires residency at the Farm as a condition of employment (living at Gould Farm in provided housing). Should suitable housing not be available at the time of employment, agreement to moving to the Farm as soon as suitable housing is available is a contingency of employment.
To apply for employment, please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Start Date: July 2019
SCHOOL MISSION: Pope Francis Preparatory School is a Catholic co-educational, college-preparatory school which instills Gospel values and fosters academic excellence in a diverse community of learners. Our mission is to challenge students to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically to become critical thinkers and faith-based leaders who embody justice, peace, service, and mercy in the global community.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: Pope Francis Preparatory School seeks a highly motivated candidate to support the admissions, communications, and development offices. This individual is responsible for the implementation of specific programs and practices to advance overall effectiveness of the School’s Institutional Advancement (IA) office. Reporting to the Head of School, the Institutional Advancement Operations Manager will be charged to manage development specific social media, manage and perform IA clerical operations, event coordination and implementation, as well as general engagement with students, faculty, staff, prospective families, and benefactors. The ideal candidate will possess the skills necessary to effectively use a variety of programs and software, including database programs. The ideal candidate will also have successful experience networking professionally through social media platforms. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing, innovative professional with exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills. In this role, the candidate must be a skilled communicator, exceptional at prioritizing work, consistently and accurately complete tasks to deadline, and must be able to comfortably multi-task.
Read more at: http://www.popefrancisprep.org/career-opportunities/
About Us: Valley Venture Mentors (VVM) is a Western Massachusetts nonprofit with a mission to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into thriving, scalable businesses. By nurturing startups, we impact the employees they hire, the customers they serve, and the neighborhoods they revitalize. And it’s working. We offer programs that give entrepreneurs the resources they need to grow their ventures, including a startup accelerator, mentorship program, collegiate accelerator, monthly community nights, and coworking space in the heart of Springfield’s Innovation District.
Position Summary: The Partnerships and Events Associate is responsible for generating revenue from coworking, memberships, and sponsorships to support the financial sustainability of the Valley Venture Hub. This position will be a dedicated point of contact for funders, sponsors, and partners to increase their satisfaction and engagement with VVM. To apply, send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About You: You have knowledge of startup culture and/or a curiosity to learn more. You have experience in sales or community engagement, and are dedicated to providing excellent customer service. You possess strong administrative skills and are a great communicator, both verbally and in writing. You are a power user of technology, especially Google Suite, and are adept at learning CRM databases.
- Develops and increases sales revenue to meet assigned targets.
- Builds corporate funding and engagement via direct solicitation and occasional grantwriting.
- Meets goals set forth by Chief Operating Officer (COO) in an annual development and engagement plan to acquire, retain and engage sponsors and partners through high-quality relationships and service.
- Represents VVM at events or meetings to engage or recruit sponsors/partners.
- Serves as first point of contact for companies to engage their employees in VVM’s community programs.
- Maintains and inputs constituent and gift data as primary user of the CRM database.
- Creates and maintains effective process and program documentation (SOPs).
- Plans high-quality engagement and fundraising events, including managing projects, taking minutes at committee meetings, ordering supplies, researching and managing vendors, processing table bookings, updating CRM, managing volunteers, and attending the events.
- Completes administrative tasks such as maintaining filing systems, processing and acknowledging gifts.
- Administrative experience gained in a customer/donor-facing role.
- High level of motivation and attention to detail to produce quality events.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Tact and diplomacy to deliver excellent donor, volunteer care.
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to maintain records accurately.
- A growth mindset, goal-oriented with high self-motivation.
- Ability to work well under pressure and balance quickly changing workload demands.
- Ability to work as part of a team, identify areas for development, growth and efficiency.
- Ability to work on your own initiative, without close support.
- Ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to travel, primarily during the business day, with some out-of-the-area and overnight travel.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- 1-3 years’ experience in a fast-paced organization.
- Proficiency with Google Docs, Forms, Sheets (including developing formulas), Calendar, and Drive (or demonstrated ability to learn Google Suite quickly).
- Flexibility to work regular (9-5) days, but also up to two evening events per week and occasional weekend events.
- Reliable vehicle for job-related travel.
- Ability to work in an open, collaborative team environment.
- At least one year of experience in fundraising and/or business development.
Benefits: We offer a robust benefits package, including:
- 25 Paid Time Off days per year, prorated to hire date
- 11 paid holidays
- Phone allowance
- Paid parking
- Group health insurance
- Life insurance and group short- and long-term disability
- Pension plan
- 401(K) plan
- Flexible benefits plan
- Reimbursement for business-related travel expenses