The Director of Stewardship and Advancement Operations will optimize business processes and systems, drive innovative solutions, and provide timely analysis to support data-driven decision-making for the Division. In doing so, the Director will be responsible for all activities, strategies, policies, and procedures of the Advancement Operations unit, including gift administration and processing, department reporting and analytics, data integrity, and records management. This position oversees the management of the advancement database, assures high standards of quality, consistency, and accuracy of alumni and development related information, and ensures compliance with tax policies and regulations. High professional and ethical standards for handling sensitive and confidential information is required. Additionally, the Director will possess excellent communication skills and will be relied upon to translate data into presentations that will include internal and external constituents.
Integral to the position is a metrics-oriented approach with strong business acumen and the ability to manage complex priorities and projects. Responsible for a team of four professional staff, the successful candidate will bring the ability to: develop a system for providing key analytics to support the creation and implementation of divisional strategies, including performance indicators that signal progress toward goals; create and manage policies, procedures, and agreements for the Division including those related to gifts, naming opportunities, endowments, database protocols, etc.; provide leadership for records management, gift administration, database management, information integrity, reporting, analytics, and Advancement technology; and build strong relationships with colleagues across the University to achieve divisional objectives.
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 7-10 years of development experience, preferably in higher education. Strong analytical, leadership, and management skills. Exceptional communication skills. Exceptional skills in Microsoft Office Suite and database software (Ellucian products are preferred). Experience working with IModules is a plus. Responsible for a team of four professional staff, the successful candidate will bring the ability to: develop a system for providing key analytics to support the creation and implementation of divisional strategies, including performance indicators that signal progress toward goals; create and manage policies, procedures, and agreements for the Division including those related to gifts, naming opportunities, endowments, database protocols, etc.; provide leadership for records management, gift administration, database management, information integrity, reporting, analytics, and Advancement technology; and build strong relationships with colleagues across the University to achieve divisional objectives. To apply, click here.
POSITION OVERVIEW We are seeking a Grants Coordinator to provide expertise and hands on support to research, write, and supervise grants. You will lead all aspects of the grants lifecycle including reporting and will serve as the point of contact for foundations and government agencies. For full job description please visit springfieldmuseums.org/about/employment/
Amherst Cinema invites qualified candidates to apply for its Business Manager position. The Business Manager’s primary role is to provide financial leadership and advise strategic direction for the organization, and is responsible for ensuring the strength and integrity of Amherst Cinema through cycles of effective and accurate financial analysis, reporting, planning, and implementation. The Business Manager reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with all office staff and periodically with the Board of Directors and its finance committee.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Budget preparation and management; payroll and employee benefits administration; bookkeeping; audit preparation; and financial reporting and analysis. While most responsibilities are of a financial nature, this position is part of a small team that shares customer service and administrative responsibilities. View full job description, visit: https://amherstcinema.org/business-manager-announcement
- Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business management or equivalent degree and/or relevant experience in budgeting and financial management; Graduate degree preferred.
- Five years of financial accounting experience. Non-profit accounting experience preferred, but not required. We’re looking for someone who is committed to financial excellence, and will provide enthusiastic financial leadership in support of Amherst Cinema’s mission.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, QuickBooks, and/or similar productivity tools and accounting software.
- Experience with payroll and benefits administration, and ability to exercise discretion at all times.
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills that provide the ability to interact with all levels of the organization with a high customer service orientation.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to take the lead on initiatives and meet deadlines without direction. Must be organized and accurate.
- Able to work effectively with individuals across diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences.
- Experience and comfort working in a small, nimble environment is a plus.
This is a full-time (40 hour/week) position with options to participate in health, dental and 403(b) plans. Most hours are daytime business hours, Monday – Friday, but occasional evening hours are required. Salary range is $70,000-79,000.00 annually. Amherst Cinema is an independent, nonprofit arts and education center brimming with world-class programs. Our comfortable, fully accessible theater offers state-of-the-art projection and sound, and is a beloved cultural institution within the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.
HOW TO APPLY: Submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. Review of applications will begin on April 26, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: All office staff are currently working a hybrid schedule of remote and in-person, with office hours scheduled to avoid overlap with others during the pandemic. Personal protective equipment required; social distancing guidelines in place; sanitizing, disinfecting and cleaning procedures in place. Amherst Cinema is an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring team members from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
Smith College links the power of the liberal arts to excellence in research and scholarship. Imagine working in a community dedicated to learning, teaching, scholarship, discovery, creativity and critical thought. It’s the diversity and inclusivity of our community, founded on the free and open exchange of ideas, that runs through everything we do. Join Smith and become part of a unique team bringing our mission to life.
Smith College is looking for an experienced senior advancement writer to support our Alumnae Relations and Development team. This is an exciting opportunity to work as a trusted advisor and to provide solutions and recommendations. We anticipate the person in this position will initially work remotely with a transition to full or partial on-campus work later this year.
Job Summary: Responsible for supporting division communications, events, volunteer opportunities, and other programs aimed at encouraging alumnae and donor engagement. The position will propose, research, write, edit and copy edit individualized as well as mass communications and education pieces for alumnae and donors. Projects include gift proposals, stewardship and impact reports, background papers, newsletters, brochures, event collateral, website and social media content, video scripts, solicitation letters and presidential communications. Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. Please attach both a current resume and cover letter, best combined into a single PDF or Word document.
Support the cultivation, proposal and stewardship efforts of principal and major gift officers, as well as annual support officers (40%) ● Research, write, design, edit and proofread customized proposals and other correspondence to alumnae, donors and friends of the college. ● Research and write talking points, background papers and white papers that provide the case for an array of college priorities and that can be adapted for individualized proposals and other communications. Maintain and share knowledge of factors and trends that connect Smith to national and world issues and that shape perceptions that affect constituent support. ● Research, write and edit Smith Fund solicitation letters, emails, social media posts, video scripts and more that encourage regular giving to the college’s annual fund, an important source of academic innovation, global education, scholarships and other resources for the college. ● Assist with the development of other printed and digital communications that support Smith’s fundraising efforts, recognize donors and reinforce the positive impact of donor support. Projects include but are not limited to stewardship and impact reports, brochures, video scripts, presidential communications, presentations, speeches and event materials.
Support the efforts of alumnae engagement (40%) ● Research and write strategic, innovative and inspiring newsletter, website and social media content, such as donor profiles, student profiles, news items, case statements and more. Propose creative and innovative ways to connect with alumnae and donors. ● Work collaboratively with colleagues in Alumnae Relations, Development, academic departments and College Relations as well as with selected faculty, staff and students to develop compelling content. ● Assist with the development of other printed and digital communications that support Smith’s alumnae engagement efforts. Projects include but are not limited to video scripts, communications, presentations, speeches and event materials.
Support special projects and general editorial needs (20%) ● Review and edit written materials generated by staff to ensure quality and consistency. ● Participate in relevant staff meetings and planning sessions. ● Copyedit department materials as needed. ● Adhere to and promote the college’s and the department’s communication plan and branding standards. ● Other duties as assigned. All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses):
Bachelor’s degree and seven years or more of proven professional business, proposal or journalistic writing experience, preferably in a higher education development and/or public relations setting or an equivalent combination of education/experience. Working knowledge of digital media and content development.
Skills & Preferred Qualifications:
● Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills ● Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously ● Ability to collaborate with team members as well as colleagues across the college ● Excellent research, writing and editing skills as well as demonstrated grammatical and proofreading skills; knowledge of AP style ● Demonstrated ability to research and translate complex information into clear, concise and compelling content, as well as the ability to adapt writing style to a variety of situations and audiences ● Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.), Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, etc); Drupal, WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite preferred ● Experience with philanthropy and major gift fundraising processes preferred Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Review of applications will begin May 7, 2021. Click here to apply.
Coordinate the solicitation process for leadership giving prospects for The Smith Fund. Manage Smith Fund solicitation of Trustees and AASC Board members. Coordinate program support for the overall development program and the External Engagement Committee of the Board of Trustees. Coordinate groups of campaign volunteers in support of major fundraising initiatives. Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Smith Fund Solicitation Program Coordination (60%)
Leadership Gift Solicitation Program Management Serve as production coordinator for leadership solicitations for The Smith Fund, focusing on prospects with target ask amounts of five-figures and up. Coordinate efforts on behalf of and in conjunction with the Sr. Dir., Class Engagement & Philanthropic Support; the Dir., Major Gifts; and Philanthropic Officers. Responsibilities include drafting and adhering to a production timeline; drafting, printing, and sending the appeals and related materials (Statements of Intent, remit forms, etc.); communicating regularly with philanthropic officers to collect and share updates; running reports; organizing and tracking data/progress in spreadsheets and in the CRM; overseeing and coordinating follow-up with staff and volunteers; and reporting on results. Support related donor stewardship efforts.
Board of Trustees and AASC Board of Directors Solicitation
Coordination Coordinate the solicitation process for Trustees and AASC Directors with the goal of achieving annually-established revenue goals and 100% annual participation in annual giving from these volunteers. Run reports and analyze data to help establish giving goals. Manage the annual solicitation process, including preparing and sending the appeals and related materials. Provide regular updates to assigned philanthropic officers and lead volunteers. Track monthly and annual results.
Volunteer Communications, Training and Support (20%)
Under the leadership of the Associate Vice President for Development, coordinate work of volunteers for the College's major fundraising initiatives, such as the scholarship aid campaign. Manage communications to these individuals/groups. Run reports and analyze data to help establish and meet key objectives. Track the philanthropic support of the volunteer groups themselves as well as that of their assigned prospects. Collaborate with the Director for Volunteer Engagement. Prepare and provide updates for senior leadership. Occasional travel and/or evening/weekend work may be required in support of these duties.
Development Program Coordination (20%)
Partner with the Associate Vice President for Development (AVP) to generate a variety of fundraising reports tracking fundraising progress and for prospect pipeline management, including reports for the President and Board of Trustees, progress toward specific initiatives and challenge matches. Provide high-level administrative and logistical support for the AVP for Development related to overall divisional and program management. Generate reports, oversee calendar management, schedule meetings, and compose agendas as needed. Regularly interface with key volunteers and campus stakeholders. Assist in preparing and distributing materials for the Board of Trustees, including the External Engagement Committee, and other priority volunteer groups as needed.
Contribute to overall departmental discussions affecting engagement and giving priorities and strategies. Solicit Smith alumnae, parents, and others for Smith Fund donations as part of overall team outreach efforts. Other duties as assigned.
All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses):
Associate's degree plus at least 2 years of relevant experience and/or the equivalent combination of education and experience with a clear record of accomplishment and strong measurable results. Experience recruiting, training, and managing a group of volunteers. Experience working with diverse backgrounds. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Bachelor's degree preferred. Experience in higher education preferred. Experience working with board level volunteers preferred.
Must be a self-starter who has strong written/verbal communication skills and well-developed computer, spreadsheet, word processing, CRM, and database skills, including complex databases such as Banner and/or Salesforce. A high standard of integrity; the ability to work with and motivate others; must be well organized, flexible and creative. Must possess solid interpersonal skills; the ability to manage teams of colleagues to successful group outcomes; the ability to work well under pressure while handling multiple tasks; be successful in meeting deadlines; and be able to work independently. Must have the ability to think creatively about human relationships with the intention of securing support for Smith. Must be comfortable in a fast-paced and results-driven environment. Commitment to and respect for the contributions of volunteers. Ability and willingness to travel, and to work nights and weekends, as necessary. Review of applications will begin April 19, 2021. Apply here.
On The Rise is a dynamic, Cambridge, MA-based non-profit founded in 1995 that serves women and trans/non-binary individuals currently or formerly experiencing homelessness throughout the region, creating a community where program participants have the relationships, safety, and resources they need to move beyond homelessness.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Communications (“DDC”) serves on a three-person Senior Management Team along with the Director of Programs. The DDC is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive fundraising program, which raises $1.2 million annually in private funding. In addition, the DDC designs and executes the organization’s communication strategy to expand visibility, public awareness, and support. The DDC also oversees On The Rise’s Community Outreach & Education work, which builds and educates the community of support and provides for many of the programs’ tangible needs, through volunteer service and in-kind donations. The DDC supervises a full-time Development and Engagement Coordinator and activates interns and hundreds of community volunteers to achieve On The Rise’s fundraising goals. To view the full position description and application guidance, please visit: https://eostransitions.com/open-searches/
Miss Hall’s School inspires and encourages each girl to pursue the highest standards of learning and character; to contribute boldly and creatively to the common good; and to seek a purposeful life based on honor, respect, growth, and personal authenticity. At Miss Hall’s School, we champion social justice; insist that all community members demonstrate respect for each other through words and actions; and affirm that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to learning and problem solving, discovery and personal growth, and cultivating empathy and cultural competency. Guided by these beliefs, and with the understanding that being an inclusive community requires ongoing work and commitment, we foster cross-cultural dialogue and allyship to honor and celebrate our diverse community.
Miss Hall’s School seeks a full-time Director of Individual Giving to join a high-functioning Advancement Team with demonstrated success in meeting and exceeding ambitious fundraising goals. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in major gifts fundraising, will enjoy a high level of social interaction, and will be passionate about empowering girls. The candidate will demonstrate a commitment to nurturing positive relationships across a diverse constituent base, a desire to work in a truly collaborative environment, and a willingness to travel to enhance the visibility and success of the School.
The Director of Individual Giving at Miss Hall’s will:
● Articulate the MHS mission and vision and skillfully connect donor interests with funding opportunities;
● Spend at least 80% of their time actively managing and developing a prospect pool of 120 major gift prospects aimed at securing funding from private philanthropic sources;
● Travel at least 40% of the time to cultivate and solicit major gifts;
● Manage and update a portfolio though proper database management, ensuring all prospect activities and communications are accurately tracked and recorded in a timely manner (experience with Raiser’s Edge is preferred);
● Develop individual engagement strategies for top prospects and methodically work to engage prospects through the moves management process (qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) while also achieving annual metrics for visits, meaningful contacts, and dollars raised;
● Work with select reunion classes to engage alums around reunion;
● Collaborate with colleagues to achieve ambitious team goals, raising together $5-10 million per year in support of Miss Hall’s;
● Understand popular planned giving vehicles; and
● Involve and manage school leadership in face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, renewal, and stewardship actions for top major donors and donors-to-be.
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The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Development Assistant to join this dynamic cultural organization and help grow its fundraising program. Now in its 41st year, the Center, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, has just completed a $53 million comprehensive campaign to safeguard its collections, improve access to Yiddish literature (both in Yiddish and in translation), advance its innovative educational programs, and build an endowment commensurate with its vision. The Development Assistant will support the development and membership offices with events coordination, donor stewardship, correspondence, and data entry.
- Assist with donor and prospect research for weekly gift reports, event and education program attendees, donor visit briefings, and miscellaneous research as needed, using ResearchPoint and other database and electronic sources.
- Assist with constituent and gift entry, updates, and query and report generation in Raiser's Edge and other constituent databases.
- Help manage special projects and maintain donor and prospect pool lists.
- Plan and manage Development events, including with, venues and caterers; compiling guest lists; invitation production, mailing and tracking; and overall logistics.
- Assist with mail processing (opening, sorting, documenting, etc.)
- Answer multi-line phone system, forwarding calls as needed, and responding to donor inquiries.
- Occasional weekend and evening work required.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and ability to work in a team.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- Familiarity with conducting Internet research, and comfort working with databases.
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
- Occasional weekend and evening work required.
Job Summary: Manage a high functioning team to identify, realize and steward grant and foundation opportunities aligned with Smith's strategic plan, highest priority needs and to highlight scholarly research. Reporting to Advancement, the position will collaborate closely with the Office of the Provost, the Finance Department, academic centers and programs to match targets of opportunity supporting operating, capital, programmatic, research and scholarly activities. This role will ensure pre and post award management and compliance. Collaborate with trustees, alumnae, parents and other friends to identify foundation and corporate grant opportunities.
Essential Functions:Strategy and Program Leadership - 40%
- Cultivate vision and strategy for institutional grants go-forward plan
- Lead efforts to secure institutional grants by identifying new sources of funding and assessing alignment of institutional priorities with potential funders
- Serve on various campus wide strategic planning committees including liaison to the Science Center, arts initiative and social justice work
- Coordinate efforts with the major curricular and co-curricular centers including the Jandon Center for Community Engagement, the Jill Ker Conway Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, Wurtele Center for Leadership, Lewis Center for Global Studies, Lazarus Career Services Center, and Picker Engineering Program
- Serve as active member of the Advancement Directors group engaged in strategic planning, supporting the overall philanthropic and alumnae engagement efforts of the college
- Manage and cultivate a portfolio of corporate foundation and governmental funding agencies
- Develop budgets for grant applications and assess short and long term financial implications of institutional grant activities
- Manage departmental budget and participate in setting annual fundraising strategy and goals
- Develop and implement procedures and processes necessary to ensure compliance with all grantor requirements, including fiscal management, reporting, and record retention
- Enhance grant compliance monitoring, including funder site visits, financial analysis and meetings with project directors
- Remain current with developments and changes in government regulations, court decisions, and higher education practices related to grant funding and directives and policies initiated by the State and the college
- Develop and deliver training to grant project directors and campus finance designees as it relates to grant administration, compliance, and organizational policies
- Provide senior level grant writing, working with partners to develop competitive proposal, respond to and manage RFP grant opportunities, and coordinate work with individual faculty members
- Oversee composition of acknowledgement letters and other grant related correspondence for key administrators and faculty
- Ensure close collaboration with the Provost's Office and the Finance Department; creating goals that encompass the needs of all areas
- Facilitate meetings and information sessions with key partners so all are informed about new and ongoing programs to match potential funding sources with areas of need
- Build an engaged newly integrated team with clarity of roles, collaboration, information sharing and cross training
- Lead a team of employees encompassing sponsored research, grants administration, corporate and foundation relations, and foundations relations and stewardship
- Manage a coordinated, well defined team that provides excellent support to faculty investigators and other grant leads, tracks pre and post compliance with federal, college and private sponsor regulations, and develops relationships with ongoing and new targets of funding opportunities
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses):
- Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 5 - 7 years of proven successful experience with grant writing and grant development, with a preference for higher education development experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Advanced degree preferred.
- Inspirational leader
- Innovative, entrepreneurial thinking
- Proven ability to write persuasively and fluently in a number of different areas, including the sciences and arts and humanities
- Knowledge of federal regulations, sponsor guidelines, and the Federal Office of Management and Budget Uniform Guidance (2C.F.R. Part 200), as they relate to sponsored program activity
- Ability to set clear goals and priorities related to the college’s core mission and needs
- Experience with major fundraising campaign desired
Project management and execution skills:
- Deep understanding of the grant lifecycle from pre-award to proposal to post award requirements
- Familiarity with current online research skills and grant tracking tools
- Outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students and external stakeholders
- Highly organized and able to manage/delegate multiple priorities
- Continual commitment to learning and development of self and team
Additional Information: Regular travel necessary
Apply here. Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position. You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button. Review of applications will begin April 2, 2021.
Basic Function: The Deputy Director of Development works directly with the Development Coordinator, Development Associate and Director of Development to support the fundraising capabilities of the Leadership Division. This position supports the end-to-end philanthropic donor development process and will function as an ambassador of both the Aspen Institute and the Leadership Division, communicating the mission of the Institute, the Division, and its programs. This position will work in partnership with the Aspen Institute Office of Institutional Advancement to advance the work and funding opportunities of both the Institute and the Leadership Division.
The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Serve as the frontline fundraising point of contact both internally – interfacing with the directors for several Leadership Division programs – as well as externally with prospective funders. • Work with the Director of Development to develop and implement the strategic funding plan for the Leadership Division and its programs. • Work with program and Leadership Division development staff to identify new funding sources and prospects and develop strategies for outreach. • Create, manage, and maintain accounts in Salesforce as part of the donor cultivation and stewardship process. • Assist in the research, organization, and evaluation of prospective funders, as needed. • Analyze and evaluate effective fundraising database protocols and outcomes in Salesforce through data collection and report evaluation. • Operationalize processes for ongoing cultivation and stewardship of external stakeholders of both the Aspen Institute and the Leadership Division. • Author proposals to both individuals and organizations, including planning, strategy, writing, personalized follow-up, and stewardship. • Draft, coordinate, and follow through on correspondence regarding both internal and external meetings and minutes, contributions, stewardship, projects and other issues. • Uphold and elevate our values, principles, standards and commitment to DEIC when evaluating and forging relationships with donors in a values-aligned way.
Reports To: Director of Development Required Knowledge, Education and Experience: • Have spent at least five years in a Development or related role. Senior-level fundraising experience is strongly preferred. • Experience developing and running major fundraising campaigns to secure 6 and 7-figure gifts. While it is not necessarily required experience to have sourced gifts without the assistance of colleagues previously, there is an expectation that the Deputy Director will do so in this role. • Strong interest in the work and mission of the Aspen Institute and the ability to represent the organization externally. • Excellent cultural competence and experience working directly with constituents from diverse racial, ethnic, socio-economic, and geographic backgrounds, and are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion through your work. • Are service-driven and collaborative, continuously seeking ways to build capacity, find solutions to small and big problem, serve as a thought partner to colleagues, and have a spirit of no job is beneath me. • Are strategic, thoughtful, and organized with time management and prioritization of tasks. • Are resourceful and a self-starter who consistently follows through. Are known for working effectively independently and as part of a diverse team. • Possess knowledge of Luminate CRM and Salesforce fundraising software (strongly preferred) and have proficiency with Microsoft Office. • Maintain impeccable attention to detail and ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks. • Exercise strong judgment and ability to make decisions with the information available, yet, at the same time, know when to ask for help – using appropriate discretion when dealing with confidential information relating to donors. • Are a strong communicator, with exceptional written and oral communication skills, at all levels, one-on-one and in groups.
The Aspen Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all District and federal laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against. Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and handle stress. Candidate must also have the ability to meet the regular attendance policy of the Aspen Institute. Apply Here.