Full-time salaried with benefits, flex time, and remote work options Reports to Director of Development and Operations Location Amherst, MA Salary range $40,000-50,000, commensurate with experience Mission: Kestrel Land Trust conserves and cares for forests, farms, and riverways of the Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, and nurtures an enduring love of the land.
Position description: The Operations Manager is a new full-time position and will be an integral member of our non-profit team of seven professional staff. Kestrel’s office is located in Amherst, MA. Essential functions of this position include:
Financial Tracking Manage all financial details including: •Bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and account reconciliation in Quickbooks, •Annual and project budgeting and tracking in Excel, •Tracking restricted grants and board designations in Excel, •Filing for reimbursements for state, municipal, and federal grants, •Quarterly financial reporting to the executive director, project managers, finance committee, and board of trustees, •Managing the organization’s annual financial audit, and overseeing all required federal and state filings.
Operations Support the organization’s operational infrastructure including managing equipment, supplies, and the physical premises of the office, as well as all IT and vendor relationships. Policy Tracking Provide support to the executive director and board of trustees, and manage all policies and procedures, including insurance policies, in compliance with Land Trust Alliance accreditation standards. Recordkeeping Manage and upgrade Kestrel’s recordkeeping systems to ensure that organizational records are properly stored and accessible as needed. Assist project managers to track task completions and files, including due diligence and reports for real estate transactions. Human Resources Oversee all HR responsibilities including payroll and benefits administration, as well as staff recruitment and onboarding as needed.
Qualifications and skills needed for this position include: •Energetic, self-motivated team player who thrives on accomplishing goals, getting results, and improving the organization’s efficiency, •3-5 years of experience in administration and management in a non-profit or small business, and a BA degree or equivalent, •Demonstrated proficiency in financial management, including use of spreadsheets and Quickbooks, and knowledge of basic accounting principles, •Exceptional organizational and time management skills to meet deadlines, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, •Ability to handle sensitive information appropriately and with discretion, •Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a small non-profit staff, •Sense of humor and ability to thrive in a fast-paced and team-oriented work environment, •Willingness to work beyond your own job description adapt to shifting priorities, as needed, •Personal passion and commitment to Kestrel’s mission and to national priorities to promote voluntary land conservation and natural solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises, •Experience working for a land conservation organization a plus.
To apply Please email your resume with a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position to email@example.com, with OPERATIONS MANAGER in the subject line. Review of applications will begin in late October with priority given to submissions received by November 10, 2020. Anticipated start date is January 4, 2021, with several days of preliminary orientation with the departing office manager in mid-December. This posting may also be viewed online: https://www.kestreltrust.org/position-opening-operations-manager-2020/
Providing strategic leadership in all areas of The Fund for Western New England University, the Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving will develop and implement annual giving plans and programs that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual gifts through personal solicitation, events, direct mail, and electronic efforts. The Senior Associate Director will develop and execute a comprehensive annual giving program that focuses on increasing both the participation rate of giving and the level of giving from all constituent groups of donors, with the overarching goal of creating a pipeline of donors to build on the University’s leadership, major, and planned giving programs.
Essential Duties Include: Manage direct mail/electronic efforts, including working with the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Office of Marketing & Communications, and other departments of the University and outside vendors to create a suite of annual giving marketing materials. Implement a plan for analyzing, monitoring, and reporting annual giving progress to the Executive Director of Development, other staff, and volunteer leaders as assigned. Work closely with the Advancement colleagues to coordinate mailings and to assist with the implementation of annual giving programming and events. Manage a personal solicitation portfolio of prospects/donors. Build and sustain an annual giving leadership gifts program -- gifts of $1,000-25,000 for annual support. Supervise annual giving program team members. Work with annual giving program staff to manage and grow the annual giving program, including but not limited to TAG Day, WNE Gives, crowdfunding, student philanthropy initiatives, and the Senior Class Gift Program. Work with the Alumni Association Board/committees as appropriate. Work with the Parents Association/Dean of Students to increase the participation in and growth of the Parents Fund.
This position requires strong interpersonal and communications skills, a deep understanding of best practices within annual giving, the ability to represent the University effectively in one-on-one situations and at large gatherings, a proven track record in motivating staff, and the ability to plan and execute effective programs. Bachelor’s degree required. Five years of experience in the field of development preferred, including relevant experience in annual giving strategies.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in alumni programming, annual giving, recruiting and managing volunteers, budget development and management. Experience with staff supervision preferred. Demonstrated successful experience with effective annual giving strategies, marketing and communications strategies, and special events. Demonstrated proficiency with computers: knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, familiarity with fund development software.
Ability to plan, execute, and evaluate annual and strategic plans for the annual giving program; strong organizational, analytical, and managerial skills. Ability to work independently and well as within a team environment; ability to motivate others (staff and volunteers). Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing). Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and community leaders.
Travel is necessary. Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children. Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law. Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community. To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu
Have you led culture- and employee-focused initiatives to create high-performing, happy and passionate teams which collaborated to produce exceptional results? Do you have experience supporting teams with strongly held values which moved mountains to achieve their goals? Are you a champion of diversity, equity and inclusion, an effective communicator and successful at engaging employees to achieve their best? If this sounds like you, your energy and special mix of people and organizational development skills will find a great home at The Community Foundation of Western Mass.
The newly-created position of Vice President of People and Culture offers an opportunity for a senior h.r. and management leader to leverage their skills and experience to create a world-class team focused on positively impacting our region. Responsibilities of this critical role include: direction and promotion of DEI efforts; co-design and implementation of organizational strategies as part of the leadership team; managing h.r. (recruiting employees and volunteers, staff hiring, training, employee relations and development); leading organizational development and workplace culture initiatives and oversight of internal communications.
Key qualifications include: 10+ years of progressively responsible h.r. experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment; leadership of DEI efforts; development of organizational structure and workplace culture initiatives; outstanding project- and people-management with a focus on building cross-functional, collaborative teams. Knowledge of the state and federal employment law. Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree and bilingual skills preferred. We hope we’ve intrigued you. If so, please submit resume and cover letter to search firm United Personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. EOE The Community Foundation is committed to increasing equity and opportunity so that all who live in the Pioneer Valley have access to a satisfying quality of life. We believe that a core strategy to this end is advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both within our organization and within the larger community we serve. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who reflect the diversity of our region’s 3 counties and 69 cities and towns.
Are you passionate about the potential in Western MA, and inspired by the opportunity to put your skills to work advancing equity and opportunity for all in the region? Bring your energy and commitment to The Community Foundation of Western Mass, which seeks a Vice President for Community Impact and Partnerships. As a member of the Foundation's leadership team, you will work creatively and collaboratively with colleagues and key community stakeholders to advance the Foundation’s strategic vision through a mix of convening, research, data collection and funding opportunities.
Responsibilities include: cultivating and managing high performing teams of professionals, consultants and volunteers to develop and operationalize annual plans and goals to achieve the Foundation’s mission; a high degree of community engagement; collection of data and feedback from a variety of sources to drive decision-making and analysis of program efficacy and representation of the Community Foundation in key regional projects and initiatives. To successfully lead these initiatives, you must have 10+ years of progressively responsible experience in grant-making, program management, or a related role as well as a proven track record in engaging local residents, leaders and organizations.
Other required experience includes leadership of teams of staff, consultants and volunteers with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Your inspirational management style, systems-focused, big picture vision and clear, inclusive approach to communication and community-building among diverse communities and organizations will be critical in the VP role. Additional requirements include: strong facilitation and relationship-building skills, the ability to seek out and understand diverse perspectives and cultures, demonstrated commitment to equity and excellence and the ability to balance internal and external priorities.
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree and bilingual skills preferred. We hope we’ve intrigued you. If so, please submit resume and cover letter to search firm United Personnel at email@example.com. Resumes will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The Community Foundation is committed to increasing equity and opportunity so that all who live in the Pioneer Valley have access to a satisfying quality of life. We believe that a core strategy to this end is advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion both within our organization and within the larger community we serve. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who reflect the diversity of our region’s 3 counties and 69 cities and towns. EOE
Overview Overview of the Collaborative The Early Educator Investment Collaborative (the Collaborative) is a national early childhood funder collaborative that has come together to transform the early childhood education workforce. The Collaborative envisions a country in which there is no opportunity gap among children, and every child makes significant and sustained gains in cognitive, social, and emotional development through their early care and education experience. To achieve this vision, the Collaborative seeks to ensure every young child in an early care and education (ECE) program has an educator who is well prepared, possesses competencies needed to promote healthy learning and development, and is compensated appropriately.
The Collaborative is enacting two strategies to fulfill its vision:
• Educator Preparation: Under this strategy, the Collaborative is working to transform how institutions of higher education (IHEs) prepare ECE teachers.
• Compensation: Under this strategy, the Collaborative is working toward an increased and appropriate compensation for ECE professionals.
The Collaborative is represented by a Steering Committee of funders and informed by an Advisory Committee of experts, with deep experience in early childhood. The Collaborative is fiscally sponsored by TSNE, an organization that provides grants and financial management, consulting, and training services to strengthen nonprofits.
Role of the Director: The Director will bring a substantial level of knowledge in and passion for ECE, and deep knowledge of the ECE workforce. This includes an understanding of the demographic composition of the ECE teaching workforce in the U.S., the status of access to competency-based preparation for lead teachers, the historical antecedents and barriers to appropriate compensation for the workforce, and the impact of external forces – including, but not limited to, systemic oppression and the racialized and gender wealth gaps, and how these affect the stability of the ECE workforce. The Director reports to the Steering Committee (SC), the governing body for the Collaborative, under a mutual agreement with TSNE.
The Director will also demonstrate a proven track record of leadership, execution, and consensus-building, to lead the Collaborative forward toward its goal of dramatically of eliminating the opportunity gap by improving the status of the ECE workforce via increased compensation and competency-based preparation. The Director will be the nexus and day-to-day leader of the Collaborative, skillfully implementing the Collaborative Steering Committee's dual strategic focus on competency-based preparation and compensation for lead ECE teachers.
The Director will engage directly with the communities of intended impact. This includes, but is not limited to, working with the ECE workforce itself, individuals working in IHEs that prepare the workforce, and policymakers, advocates, and grassroots organizers working to increase workforce compensation and access to competency-based preparation. The ability to effectively engage and comfortably communicate with many different audiences is essential. As the first staff member for the Collaborative, an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated capacity to be a “self-starter” will be necessary to thrive and succeed. The Director will be an employee of TSNE and will have the flexibility ability to hire one full-time equivalent position(s) for support staff to assist with content and logistics or another identified need.
Responsibilities Responsibilities • Implement, refine, and help evolve the Collaborative's strategy and content as defined by the SC to transform the ECE workforce and serve as direct liaison to the SC co-chairs • Serve as the day-to-day leader of all Collaborative activities, including staff management and supervision, communications, fundraising, financial planning, strategic planning, and stakeholder management • In conjunction with the Collaborative, develop, issue, and manage requests for proposals to solicit grants and contracts • Oversee grantees and contractors for the Collaborative, potentially including an external evaluator to measure progress against the strategy • Oversee/Supervise logistics and administrative supports • Manage the learning table for the Collaborative higher education grantees • Provide technical assistance to grantees as needed • Convene and facilitate the Collaborative's Steering Committee and sub-committee regular meetings, as well as the Expert Advisory Committee, the Technical Assistance Advisory Group, and Aligned Contributing funders. • Accountable to individual foundations such as facilitating grants to the Collaborative, handling funder specific requests, and tracking of funder allocations and distributions • Oversee and work with the Collaborative's communications firm and communications sub-committee to manage external communications, serving as a spokesperson for the initiative when appropriate. • Ensure strategic alignment of grants issued by independent foundations across the six principles intended to capture the spirit of collaboration and transparency in grantmaking, reporting, and evaluation, among the Contributing Funders acting through the Steering Committee, including as related to: providing resources to achieve shared vision, grantmaking and contracting, reporting from fiscal sponsor, monitoring and evaluation, relationships, and confidentially.
Qualifications Education & Experience • Bachelor's degree required and an advanced degree in a relevant field strongly preferred • 5+ years working in the early childhood sector, with specific experience related to ECE workforce system development a must • 5+ years of management with increasing responsibility Skills In addition to the attributes described in the role above, the successful candidate will have: • Ability to think strategically and successfully execute the Collaborative's strategy • Ability to move seamlessly between big picture / strategic thinking and highly detailed execution and is responsive to changing environments • Strong management skills, both project and staff management • Facilitation and management of meetings in person and on-line is a strength; an ability to set clear agendas, practice good listening skills, and work toward building consensus • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including communicating a compelling vision that attracts others to the work • Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation • Excellent critical-thinking skills and ability to prioritize and think about long-term goals • Energetic and resourceful, with creative problem-solving skills and learning orientation • Sound judgment and the highest ethical standards • Strong foundation in ECE and the status of the early childhood workforce and extensive knowledge of related research • Comfort working independently and in a collaborative team environment • Passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion with a demonstrated ability to lead with cultural sensitivity
Location: This will be a telework position. Funders are flexible on location.
Term: The Collaborative funders have committed to funding this role for a minimum of two years. Application Guidelines This search is being conducted by TSNE and the Collaborative. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential. Please include a resume and a cover letter with salary range expectations, information regarding how you learned of the position, and a description of how your qualifications and experience match the Collaborative's needs and mission. All submissions of candidacy will be accepted until the position is filled.
The compensation range for this position is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization's annual operating budget and in conjunction with TSNE's benefits package. TSNE / the Collaborative actively seek a diverse pool of candidates and welcome people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, religions, ages, and sexual orientations to apply. As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE / the Collaborative will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law. Apply Here.
The Associate Director of Advancement Communications will develop and manage a comprehensive annual Advancement communication plan to support divisional priorities in alumni engagement, annual giving, development, and stewardship. The Associate Director will lead innovative, professional, and brand-aligned communication projects targeted to alumni, donors, volunteers, students, faculty/staff, and other audiences. The Associate Director will be responsible for content creation that fosters a culture of philanthropy, inspires action, and aligns with Western New England University’s mission and values.
Essential Duties • Coordinate all communications with Advancement constituents to foster a culture of philanthropy, communicate giving opportunities, market events, and promote alumni benefits and services. Projects include print and digital publications, email marketing, event invitations, stewardship communications, campaign publications, and more. • Serve as the leader and subject matter expert for communication technology, including iModules, web CMS, CRM Advance, and other new/emerging technologies. • Manage the biannual production of The Magazine of Western New England University, including serving as the project manager, liaising with the Marketing Department and the Editor of the magazine throughout the production cycle, contributing to editorial planning and content creation as assigned, and managing the Alumni News and Class Notes sections of the magazine. • Partner with Advancement colleagues to manage the production of Advancement print projects including the President’s Report, Endowment Reports, Acknowledgement Letters, etc. • Manage the creation of a variety of electronic communications including the monthly Alumni News, quarterly Prima Facie newsletter for law alumni, ongoing Annual Giving solicitations and stewardship communications, and more. • Manage the Advancement sections of the website including the alumni, law alumni, annual giving, and campaign pages, proactively curating fresh and relevant content. • Manage alumni revenue generating programs (insurance discounts, AmazonSmile, etc.) • Collaborate with the Alumni Engagement Coordinator in planning engaging social media content aligned with Advancement priorities.
This position requires excellent writing and editing skills, a broad understanding of traditional and emerging communication tools, comfort with technology, and strong interpersonal skills. This position also requires the ability to develop strategy, and to independently manage and execute programs. • Bachelor’s degree required • 3-5 years of related experience required • Demonstrated ability to create and curate compelling content for a variety of print publications, emails, websites, social media, speeches, and correspondence • Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects under tight deadlines • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a high level of attention to detail • Ability to work collaboratively with the Advancement team and campus colleagues while managing work independently • Competence in or willingness to learn Advancement systems and software including: CRM Advance, iModules, Project Management, and more • Experience with website content management systems, design software, and video editing software preferred • Experience working in communications, alumni relations, donor relations, stewardship, or fundraising within a development or advancement environment in a higher education or non-profit environment strongly preferred. Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law. Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community. To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu
ABOUT REPRESENTUS RepresentUs is the nation's leading right-left anti-corruption organization. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to secure crucial victories that are defending our Republic and fixing America's corrupt political system. But what it means for you, potential coworker, is that you feel what we feel when you wake up every day: a strong sense of purpose that binds you to the spirit of this nation, and an overwhelming sense that you should do something about it. And you want to work with people who feel the same.
RepresentUs is a carefully curated mix of seasoned political campaigners, policy wonks, advertising experts, designers, and engineers. We're not a startup, but we've got startup DNA: we're nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and we push ourselves to push the envelope—to ignore 'industry standards' and set a new standard. We're looking for enthusiastic new minds to help us grow, move faster, and achieve more. We believe our political system should reflect the varied voices of our nation, and so should our team. That's why we're an Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In 2018, we helped pass 23 anti-corruption measures—a historic year for the movement. We're headquartered in Northampton, MA and also have staff around the country. Come win with us!
ABOUT THE ROLE The Development Coordinator is responsible for gift processing, prospect research and other administrative duties that assist the team with donor retention and cultivation. This position reports directly to the Assistant VP for Development, Operations, and is an integral part of the development team. The Development Coordinator works out of headquarters located in Florence, MA. Working from home from the Florence area is currently being accommodated due to COVID-19 public health concerns, but some office visits might be necessary, with appropriate precautions taken. The continued option to work from home may be reevaluated in the future.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING -Process contributions and enter transactions into constituent relationship management (CRM) system -Maintain donor contribution records according to industry standards -Process and mail gift acknowledgements -Coordinate with other departments to solidify gift processing cycle -Conduct, organize and manage prospect research -Review trade materials for funding leads -Monitor and respond to emails for an incoming generic email account -Reconcile monthly donation records with finance department -Support development events -Disseminate materials from headquarters to remote staff -Serve as back-up for various responsibilities within development team -Support organization-wide initiatives like annual Unrig Summit
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE -Minimum of three years of experience in a position of similar complexity and responsibility -Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information with the utmost professionalism and integrity -Resourcefully solve problems independently -Availability to work occasional weekends and holidays -Ability to clearly communicate with staff and constituents -Strong attention to detail and superior organizational skills -Strong personal work ethic
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS We’re committed to bringing in top talent from all sectors. Accordingly, we offer competitive salaries and pretty awesome benefits, including health and dental insurance, a health reimbursement account, wellness perks, a dependent care account, and a retirement benefit. Plus disability and life insurance. Oh, and we have this wild idea that we’ll do better work if we have time to see our friends and families, so we get four weeks of paid vacation a year, plus personal and sick time. The annual salary range for the Development Coordinator position is $45,000 - $50,000, dependent on location and experience.
TO APPLY Please apply online at represent.us/careers and be sure to attach all requested materials. Note that we will begin reviewing applicants on or around September 14. No phone calls please.
Mary Lyon Foundation Executive Director (Salaried, Part-time) The Mary Lyon Foundation (MLF) is a community-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. The MLF supports all aspects of innovative education in the towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainfield, Rowe, and Shelburne. The MLF collaborates with three distinct school districts: the Rowe Elementary School, the Hawlemont Regional School District, and the Mohawk Trail Regional School District.
Responsibilities Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director (ED) has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the foundation’s office and financial operations, staff, programs, and fundraising, including, but not limited to: ● Providing executive leadership to the Board of Trustees, local schools, and community in accordance with the MLF’s strategic plan. ● Effectively managing the office, programs, and services, and supervising the Business Manager, Executive Assistant and volunteers. ● Preparing five-year budget projections and developing and maintaining a balanced budget. ● Working with the Board to manage all aspects of fundraising: events, grant writing, annual appeals and major campaigns including donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Minimum Qualifications ● Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree ideal. ● Proven track record of successful senior management experience in for-profit or nonprofit management with at least 3 years involvement in a non-profit organization. ● Proven organizational, financial, budgeting, and management skills, experience in hiring/coaching/supervising staff. ● Demonstrated competency in cloud-based computer hardware/software systems. ● Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings and events.
This part-time, salaried position reports to the Board of Trustees; compensation is commensurate with experience. Some work time in the office is required, coupled with the flexibility to work from home. Apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume. For a full job description and additional information about the Mary Lyon Foundation, please visit here - the position will remain open until filled. Application review will begin 9/21/20; interviews will begin mid-October.
CONTROLLER ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW The mission of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is to strengthen communities through philanthropy and leadership. We offer donors, nonprofits and community groups the tools and expertise to achieve their philanthropic vision and goals, and identify critical areas where the foundation can leverage its relationships and leadership for lasting impact.
Founded in 1987 in Salisbury, Conn., Berkshire Taconic serves Berkshire County, Mass.; Columbia and northeast Dutchess County, N.Y.; and northwest Litchfield County, Conn. In all, we serve the residents of 70 towns and three cities across three states, within a 2,200-square mile region. Like most community foundations, Berkshire Taconic offers a variety of fund types that allow donors and community groups to build charitable resources and make grants and other awards over time to achieve their philanthropic goals. BTCF has also proactively established funds to address a specific issue in our region or to develop permanent charitable resources to serve a set of communities. This has resulted in the creation and growth of 11 area funds, 33 education enrichment funds that serve every public school district in our region, and special initiatives to address regional challenges.
As we enter our fourth decade, we are expanding our reach and focusing on a set of strategic priorities where we believe philanthropy can make a measurable difference. In total, the foundation manages more than 550 funds totaling nearly $150 million in assets that together make over $8 million in grants and other awards each year. BTCF is a learning organization that embraces a culture of high performance, transparency and flexibility. All staff participate in professional development activities on an ongoing basis and work cooperatively as a team. We are respectful of each other, the volunteer board and committees that guide our work, and the nonprofits and donors who are our vital partners in improving lives across the region. More information can be found at www.berkshiretaconic.org.
POSITION OVERVIEW Working closely with the vice president of finance and administration, the controller is responsible for leading Berkshire Taconic’s finance and accounting operations, and maintaining accurate financial records and reporting. This position is responsible for overseeing all accounting transactions, budgets, audit, tax, investment and banking transactions, and financial reporting. The controller will work with the finance team to develop new and modify existing financial and accounting processes as needed to improve the accuracy, financial controls and efficiency of the foundation’s financial operations and its supporting organizations. The controller will maintain a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and nonprofit accounting standards, state and federal regulations, including payroll and benefits, and will meet all associated filing requirements. The controller reports to the vice president of finance and administration and supervises two accounting professionals. As a manager, the controller is responsible for providing coaching and support in order for the team members to be successful in their roles and grow professionally.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Financial Accounting, Investments and Cash Management • Maintain an accurate general ledger by overseeing all gifts, grants, investments, AP, GL and other transactions. • Lead monthly and quarterly closings, including adjusting entries and reconciling subsidiary modules and supporting organization records. • Oversee monthly investment account reconciliations and accurate administrative fee calculations. • Maintain current procedures and documented controls over financial transactions. • Oversee checking accounts and approve deposits, ACH, Posipay, and bank and investment account reconciliations. • Calculate asset-rebalancing entries and execute transfers to move cash in and among checking and investment accounts. Execute cash flow and fund transfers. Financial Analysis and Reporting • Prepare quarterly financial reports for management, the finance committee, board, and the Foundation for Community Health finance committee. • Prepare monthly departmental operating budget reports, quarterly fund statements, and fund program and grant reports. • Lead audit and tax preparation for the foundation and it supporting organizations by providing information and guiding staff to prepare reports and complete annual MA, CT and NY reports and solicitation filings. • Oversee staff completion of foundation, industry and investment surveys; agency fund audit confirmations; and monthly dashboard and investment reports for website and donor portal. Charitable Funds Management • Ensure accurate coding of new funds, changes to funds, and closing funds. • Track low-balance funds, prevent against spending from negative fund balances, and coordinate actions with program and philanthropic services departments. • Oversee provision of fund financial data to staff as requested. Payroll and Benefits Administration • Manage all aspects of payroll (Zenefits and Paychex) and benefits including but not limited to 403B plan, health and dental insurance, and medical 125 plans for Berkshire Taconic and the Foundation for Community Health. • Maintain personnel records to ensure regulatory compliance, and coordinate annual and semi-annual review process. • Provide benefits administration and communications to staff. Assistance to Vice President of Finance and Administration • Assist the vice president of finance and administration with reporting, special projects and other related duties as assigned. • Attend and prepare minutes for audit, finance and investment committee meetings.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes and skills: • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with 5+ years of accounting and financial experience. CPA preferred. • Experience in accounting and audit preparation; with gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams desired. • Experience supervising accounting professionals and managing staff teams • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and ethical conduct. • A commitment to the mission, vision and values of the foundation. • Welcomes organizational growth and change. • Experience in a nonprofit that has multiple program areas a plus. COMPENSATION Commensurate with experience and skills. Benefits include health, dental, life, disability, paid vacation, sick leave and contribution to 403(b) plan.
HOW TO APPLY Please submit resume and cover letter to Vice President of Finance and Administration Joseph Baker at jbaker@ berkshiretaconic.org by Sept. 30. Expected start date is by Dec. 1 to allow overlap with current controller. Berkshire Taconic is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, promoting, discharging, compensating, training employees, or other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, status as a disabled veteran of the United States Armed Forces or of the Reserves or National Guard.
GRANTS ASSOCIATE ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW The mission of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is to strengthen communities through philanthropy and leadership. We offer donors, nonprofits and community groups the tools and expertise to achieve their philanthropic vision and goals, and identify critical areas where the foundation can leverage its relationships and leadership for lasting impact. Founded in 1987 in Salisbury, Conn., Berkshire Taconic serves Berkshire County, Mass.; Columbia and northeast Dutchess County, N.Y.; and northwest Litchfield County, Conn. In all, we serve the residents of 70 towns and three cities across three states, within a 2,200-square mile region.
Like most community foundations, Berkshire Taconic offers a variety of fund types that allow donors and community groups to build charitable resources and make grants and other awards over time to achieve their philanthropic goals. BTCF has also proactively established funds to address a specific issue in our region or to develop permanent charitable resources to serve a set of communities. This has resulted in the creation and growth of 11 area funds, 33 education enrichment funds that serve every public school district in our region, and special initiatives to address regional challenges. As we enter our fourth decade, we are expanding our reach and focusing on a set of strategic priorities where we believe philanthropy can make a measurable difference. In total, the foundation manages more than 550 funds totaling nearly $150 million in assets that together make over $8 million in grants and other awards each year. BTCF is a learning organization that embraces a culture of high performance, transparency and flexibility. All staff participate in professional development activities on an ongoing basis and work cooperatively as a team. We are respectful of each other, the volunteer board and committees that guide our work, and the nonprofits and donors who are our vital partners in improving lives across the region. More information can be found at www.berkshiretaconic.org.
POSITION OVERVIEW The grants associate is responsible for the management of the grant administration for all foundation funds. This includes the design, implementation and coordination of the overall grant request/application intake, due diligence, grant payment processing, grant report and statistics collection and database reporting. This position works closely with the program director and with a staff team responsible for advancing all programmatic and donor service work. The grants associate is responsible for the smooth operation of both the weekly grant payment process and the ongoing administration of competitive and proactive grants processes. This position also works closely with the database manager to maintain foundation databases, including the foundation’s online grantmaking portal. Berkshire Taconic uses FIMS (Foundation Information Management Systems) as its primary database and Foundant and SlideRoom for online grant processes. The successful candidate will be expected to become proficient in all three applications.
POSITION OUTCOMES The successful grants associate will achieve the following outcomes over time working with other staff: • Efficient and accurate routine grant and scholarship processing with attention paid to grantee/donor satisfaction • Robust and accurate extraction of statistical data from multiple applications to support the foundation’s objectives • Fully functioning and evolving online application portals that meet internal and external needs • Contributions to the program department’s work that allows for a constantly improving system that is supportive of positive interactions with internal and external constituents
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Intake of grant applications/requests • Enter weekly grant recommendations into the database system • Assemble and review all documentation for accurate disbursements • Proactively support the grantmaking calendar by anticipating the processing needs of the program department Due diligence • Verify charitable status of grantees • Identify any grant intentions that warrant further investigation and alert the program director • Pay attention to donor recommendations and ensure that the correct language is captured in the transmittal letters Grant processing • Collate grant cover sheets, checks and letters • Flag any special mailing requirements • File grant paperwork • Respond promptly to any questions raised Monitoring • Oversee routine grant conditions • Alert the program director to any grant unpaid for more than two weeks Database management and reporting • Work with database manager to ensure accurate and complete records • Code each grantee and grant application in accordance with foundation requirements • Regularly update grantee records in FIMS database as needed • Prepare analysis reports and conduct research as directed Online grant application portal maintenance • Maintain strong knowledge of application portals and alert team members to new features that may benefit the department • Administer online grant and scholarship application portals and serve as main contact for applicants • Ensure current grant cycles are posted online and edit as necessary • Prepare applications and reports for committee review • Record grant decisions, import grants to the FIMS database and save applications on the foundation’s server • Notify grant applicants of decisions and methods of claiming grants • Make payments • Reconcile grant payments to school districts annually to ensure that all projects have been funded or that any unexpended grant dollars are returned to the fund Oversight of basic needs grant applications and payments • Write an anonymous description of the request for staff/advisor review • Communicate grant decision and payment schedule to the individual presenting the application • Gather necessary documents for payment • Maintain records of grantees receiving funding for multiple payments • Provide the program director with statistics on the funds for reports to internal and external entities
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following attributes and skills: • Bachelor’s degree required • Experience in working with databases, including reporting and using mail merge, as well as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. FIMS experience highly desired. • Highly organized to manage multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment • Accurate and detail-oriented • Highly proficient with technology • Proficiency with database management • Appreciative of high professional standards • Discrete • A team player: helpful, polite, collaborative, supportive and respectful • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people • Committed to ongoing professional development • Action oriented and proactive problem solver • Experience in a professional office • A strong interest in the work of the foundation and the nonprofit field
COMPENSATION Commensurate with experience and skills. Benefits include health, dental, life, disability, paid vacation, sick leave and contribution to 403(b) plan.
HOW TO APPLY Please submit resume and cover letter to Program Director Maeve O’Dea at email@example.com. Berkshire Taconic is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, promoting, discharging, compensating, training employees, or other aspects of employment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, status as a disabled veteran of the United States Armed Forces or of the Reserves or National Guard.
The Philanthropic Engagement Associate for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago will focus on carrying a portfolio of mid to high level potential donors for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. The Philanthropic Engagement Associate will also work closely with the Director of Philanthropic Engagement and seminary leadership to help shape and achieve fundraising success.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develops and manages a caseload of 120-150 donors, a mix of leadership annual donors in the $2,000 - $10,000 range and major gift prospects with the capacity to give $25,000 and greater. The initial fundraising goal will be to raise $250,000 in new major gift commitments through closed proposals submitted directly to donors in the Philanthropic Engagement Associate's portfolio.
• Prospects for donors using the database, wealth screening, recommendations from stakeholders and other means to identify and qualify donors for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship opportunities.
• Keeps leadership apprised of all significant interactions, inputting contact reports into the donor database (Raiser's Edge) as required, sharing a continually updated itinerary, fulfilling all monthly outreach and reporting requirements, and consulting with leadership when needed to understand priorities and develop strategies that will benefit both donor and LSTC.
• Stays driven towards goals and focused on portfolio, while making effective use of events and other initiatives to engage with assigned donors and bring them closer to those areas of interest at LSTC.
• Develops major donor/prospect cultivation events (e.g., private receptions, dinners in homes, symposiums, etc.) targeted toward those with high philanthropic capacity and propensity to give.
• Prospects for new donors or opportunities for increased giving from current donors.
• Works as appropriate, with donor leadership volunteers to secure visits with those in their peer networks who are assigned.
• Works in close collaboration with leadership, program, faculty, finance and Advancement staff to present resource development needs that correspond to where donors and prospects reside, while always being responsive to each donor's interests (even if elsewhere) and attentive to fiduciary responsibilities (donor intent with gifts).
• Ensures excellent customer service is provided to donors through accessibility to staff and leadership (as granted), timely responsiveness, quality in all interactions and personalized communications.
• Works diligently to meet agreed upon monthly and annual activity and income production goals and is purposeful about every visit and communication and the desired outcome for each touch.
• Makes face-to-face visits with donors a priority, traveling as required to conduct those meetings.
• Establishes, manages, and fulfills a portfolio communications plan, including individual fundraising goals and personalized strategies, to effectively steward, educate, cultivate and solicit gifts from major donors each year, with an emphasis on gifts of 5 figures and higher.
• Meets regularly with the Director of Philanthropic Engagement to discuss and refine portfolio plans and donor strategies, track progress, receive coaching, and keep open lines of communication.
• Works in close conjunction with other Advancement and Communications staff for optimal integrated strategies in regard to major donor communications as well as overall development initiatives.
• Works with Director of Philanthropic Engagement to create donor outreach strategies for areas of high concentration within the Philanthropic Engagement Associate's assigned regional responsibilities.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Passion for theological education, justice, and LSTC's mission.
• A minimum of three years experience in fundraising or equivalent job-related experience, with a proven track record of success and a strong working knowledge of strategy development and moves management systems in the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship processes.
• Highly effective interpersonal, conversational and presentational skills, demonstrating an emotional intelligence and situational awareness in tandem with excellent writing abilities and strong case development and listening and communication skills.
• Demonstrated expertise in developing and maintaining positive relationships with diverse individuals, including executives, clergy, high-level volunteers, wealthy donors, internal stakeholders and leadership.
• Prowess in problem-solving, strategic and creative thinking, plus taking initiative with consistent and good follow-through.
• Great comfort level with direct donor interaction is a must, including discussions of personal and family finances, faith, and asking for major financial commitments.
• Experience working independently in a fast-paced environment, with fluency in managing multiple projects and competing priorities with professionalism.
• Driven to make a difference, goal-oriented with a proven ability to achieve or exceed goals and meet deadlines.
• Career track record that shows stability with an organization and capacity to develop and nurture relationships culminating in overall success.
• Ability to travel at least 50% of the time, when travel is allowed, and comfort working off-site and from the road instead of in a dedicated office.
• Raiser's Edge / NXT experience is preferred.
• Bachelor's Degree required. Apply Here.
Title: Manager II (Social Worker) Division: Family Services, Family Based Living Grade: 11 Exempt Location: Springfield Hours: 40hrs per week, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with flexibility for Program needs. Plus on-call rotation. SALARY: $44,720.00 - $48,401.60 / year Starting Range *This position is eligible for hiring to the discretionary Hire Point.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
- Responsible for the overall case management of individuals with developmental disabilities placed in Adult Family Care, Shared Living homes, or Intensive Therapeutic Foster Care for children.
- Coordinate/monitor delivery of services to those supported by Care Providers, Foster Parents, Primary Support Staff, Individual Support Specialists and Respite Providers to ensure conformity to funding agencies regulations, internal Policies, procedures and quality standards, and to applicable program model.
- Identify stressors and conflicts and strategize appropriate interventions to maintain stability.
- Provide supervision to Individual Support Staff (ISS) and Personal Support Staff (PSS) employees.
- Work collaboratively with the Department of Developmental Services, Department of Children and Families, MassHealth, and other state and/or private agencies.
- Prepare all required reports assessments, etc. as they relate to the caseload in a concise, comprehensive and timely manner.
- Provide crisis intervention services as needed. Provide scheduled emergency on call support as part of the on-call system.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Coordinate/monitor delivery of services to those supported to ensure conformity to funding agencies regulations, internal policies, procedures and quality standards, and to applicable program model(s).
- Conduct, participate in or receive needs assessments of those supported and ensure that needs and capabilities are incorporated into service plans; monitor services to ensure that objectives are being carried out; recommend changes as appropriate to propel personnel.
- Responsible for the completion and retention of records, files, documents and reports necessary to operations.
- Act as liaison with external support sources, finding sources, community based supports and others as indicated on behalf of those served.
- Ensure scheduling and staffing according to master schedule staffing pattern or as required for internal personnel and/or externally overseen care providers.
- Develop work team by providing supervision of support staff/external care providers as to Pathlight and program policies and procedures.
- Recruit and hire staff; train associates/external care providers as appropriate.
- Participate in cross agency teams/initiatives.
- Confer with supervisor and Human Resources, as appropriate, regarding significant matters.
- May become more involved or participate significantly in administrative work and/or development objectives of the program including: policy, procedures and systems development; grant writing; program budgeting; other similar activities.
- Perform other similar duties and responsibilities necessitate or as directed by supervision.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Broad knowledge of a discipline such as social sciences, human services, business administration and Bachelor's degree required, social work license eligible.
- Over 3 years and up to and including 5 years of progressive learning experience.
- Working knowledge of computer systems, programs, and applications.
- Requires valid driver's license, reliable transportation/vehicle required, as well as the ability to travel.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Wide variety of programmatic duties requiring a general knowledge of related organizational and funding agency policies and procedures and their application to cases not previously covered.
- Duties to ensure service plans' objectives are carried out; liaison with external sources; to manage internal or external support providers and similar duties require considerable judgment to work toward overall objectives, and to make related decisions controlled by precedent and within limits of established policies.
- Inside and outside contacts, carrying out program and team policies or programs and influencing other where improper handling will have a marked effect on results. Involves dealing with persons of higher level on matters requiring explanation, discussion, persuasion and obtaining approvals.
- Work with confidential data such as individual case records which if disclosed inadvertently could have significant internal effect or minor external effect.
MENTAL ATTENTION OR VISUAL DEMAND: Flow of work and character of duties require normal mental and visual attention along with manual dexterity.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand; reach with hands and arms; use hands to finger objects or controls; push and pull with force. The employee occasionally is required to climb and stoop. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to or greater than 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and peripheral vision; reading of print or computer screen data.
- Reports to designated supervisor.
- Responsible for supervising direct support staff and care/respite providers
- Coordinate services following the differing regulations of multiple funding departments.
- Provide crisis intervention services as needed.
- Coordinate effectively with Nursing Staff and other Clinical Team members in the provision of nursing related services to program residents.
- Emergency on call responsibilities: provide scheduled emergency on-call support as past of the on-call system, which may include direct support to individuals served, if necessary.
- Contact/Communicate with supervisor or others in more unusual, difficult or complex situations to obtain direction and/or guidance.