Associate Vice President, Individual Giving
Museum of Science Boston, Massachusetts
The Associate Vice President of Individual Giving (AVP) will be joining the Museum at an exciting new phase of growth and development designed to broaden the participation of visitors of all ages, expand the Museum’s reach, and leverage the Museum’s position as the leader in preK-8 engineering and computer science curricula. This seasoned professional will be key to building a robust individual giving program as part of a long-range vision in support of the Museum’s ten-year Master Plan for its largest and most iconic hall, the 100,000 square foot Blue Wing. This ambitious plan will completely transform the space inside and out, as well as wholly redesign every exhibit and theater within its three floors.
Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Advancement, the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving will supervise a seven-person individual giving team and serve as a prospect manager for a portfolio of highly rated prospects. With a high-profile role, suitable for developing the relationships and insights key to the success of the institution, the AVP will coordinate with Museum and Board leadership and the entire Advancement team to identify, research, cultivate and solicit top donors. Being deeply mission driven with a view of people as born problem solvers, they will bring a growth mindset to the role, driving new prospect identification, research and fundraising across the individual giving team.
The AVP will work across the division to develop strategy for the timing and execution of all individual solicitations, including managing solicitation priorities for the President. A team player, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of servant leadership that persuades and inspires individuals to give, and will possess a conviction for diversity, equity and belonging that advances access for all. Possessing a deep appreciation for the Museum's initiative, the Associate Vice President of Individual Giving will be critical in establishing the Museum as a leader in the world’s museum community and fulfill its mission to transform the nation’s relationship with science and technology. To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Libby Roberts or Faith Eutsay here.
Amherst Cinema Arts Center seeks an Executive Director to lead the organization into its next phase of growth and development. Amherst Cinema is Western Massachusetts’ premier independent theater serving the Pioneer Valley and beyond. The Cinema has been in operation since 2006 as a nonprofit organization with a mission “to inspire, inform and entertain through the universal language of cinema arts and to serve as a cultural and educational resource for all.” The Cinema shows current release art house and specialty films, holds special events and hosts one‐time screenings that explore timely issues and topics. It offers a range of special programs in collaboration with other area nonprofits, museums and academic institutions, and hosts filmmakers and other guests for presentations and discussions. The Cinema also serves over 1600 third graders in the Pioneer Valley with the See‐Hear‐ Feel‐Film visual literacy program.
The job of Executive Director offers an opportunity to bring strong leadership, vision and creativity to a highly successful organization that is poised for an even greater impact on the cultural community of Western Massachusetts through innovative programming, unique films and educational events. The ED is responsible for the leadership, management and financial viability of Amherst Cinema consistent with the strategic direction set forth by the Board of Directors. A passion for, belief in and ability to speak to the power of cinematic art is an important requirement of the job.
The ED will be responsible for establishing and executing a creative vision for the Cinema that builds on its strengths, expands its established audience and creates space for continued growth. Amherst Cinema is committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Executive Director must share this commitment and demonstrate an ability to reflect these values in all aspects of Cinema operations, including but not limited to Board and staff recruitment and development, programming, outreach, fundraising, marketing and communications. A successful ED will need to carry out the Cinema’s mission with a commitment to service for all, especially communities that have been under-served, exploited and marginalized by systemic racism, prejudice and neglect.
The applicant must be a relationship builder with a proven capacity, willingness and enthusiasm for networking and fundraising. The ED must be able to address individuals and audiences in a variety of settings to articulately communicate the values, vision and needs of the organization. Strong business management skills and financial acumen are vital. Responsibilities include oversight of day to day operations, care and maintenance of equipment, facilities and technological systems. Having experience in nonprofit governance is essential and having the ability to lead a nonprofit organization is of paramount importance.
The Executive Director must be able to work with a highly skilled, creative and engaged staff, and must support and empower them to function in their independent roles. The ED needs to communicate and collaborate with many constituencies ‐ the Board, staff, public audiences, members, filmmakers and guest artists, volunteers, business and community leaders, government officials, and donors and other funders. Leading an independent cinema necessitates the flexibility to manage a variable work schedule which may frequently include evening and weekend events.
The film industry is evolving at all levels, from production to distribution to exhibition. In this changing environment, leading a beloved cultural institution like Amherst Cinema offers an opportunity to be a trailblazer by tackling new challenges, taking risks and embracing the many opportunities that lie ahead. The Amherst Cinema Executive Director must be a person with a balance of experience, vision and values, with the courage to lead a strong organization into the future.
Job Requirements Experience: Applicants must have at least three to five years experience in an executive or senior staff role in a nonprofit organization (Nonprofit arts related organizations preferred) Education: BA degree from an accredited College or University required MA or other professional degree preferred
References: Professional references and social media review will be required.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Applications must be submitted by 9/8/20 to: EDsearch@AmherstCinema.org
Solidago is a nimble and creative philanthropic foundation that supports social justice organizations. “Solidago”, the botanical Latin term for the goldenrod plant, means, “to strengthen and make whole.” Inspired by this widespread and strong-rooted plant, the Foundation seeks non-traditional and creative approaches to deep-rooted social problems that address institutionalized disparities.
Since launching its work in 1996, Solidago has promoted justice, equity, sustainability, and enfranchisement for all through its charitable grantmaking. It has joined with progressive funding partners across the country to support work for fundamental, transformational social change. Solidago is a 501C3 charitable foundation. Its sister organization, the See Forward Fund, is a C4, with similar goals and programs focused on supporting work on independent political power and progressive governance. See Forward is operated by the Solidago staff, as is the Frances Fund, an endowed private family foundation that supports Solidago. The primary beneficiaries of support are progressive community-based organizations and networks that represent low-income communities of color.
Solidago has helped to build capacity and empower community infrastructure and institutions, while also creating economic development strategies and policies that have helped to reverse the growing gap between wealth and power. As a progressive philanthropic organization, Solidago has offered a range of support, from general operation support to technical assistance, applied research and leadership development. The organization has played a critically scarce funding role, enabling many grassroots organizations to thrive and have greater impact. The board has long positioned the organization to sunset after 25 years, so it will spend down its endowment by 2023.
Through a recent strategic planning process, the Solidago Board of Directors concluded that, at this critical moment in history, the timing is right to maximize its impact. With this in mind, the organization has narrowed its focus over the next three years on supporting work on civic engagement and representative government. With two experienced program staff and a small administrative support team, Solidago enters its final three years with a sharp focus and clear intentions. Solidago is led by a small board of directors and has a dedicated staff of six. The organization’s annual budget is $3 million.
Responsibilities: The Opportunity Solidago’s new Managing Director will have the unique opportunity to shepherd the final phase of an organization with a national reputation within progressive philanthropy for its longstanding history of funding grassroots organizing and movement building. The Foundation is poised for the right leader to support its programs and its public visibility. The Managing Director will join a highly functional organization with an experienced, astute board and skilled staff. Led by Board President Linda Stout, the Board of Directors of Solidago expects to realize significant impact over the three years ahead. Through its intensive strategic and financial planning efforts, Solidago is poised for a remarkable closure to its decades of historic accomplishments.
Over the next three years, Solidago Foundation expects to accomplish the following:
Relational Grantmaking: Solidago will focus on its core function: grantmaking to grassroots social justice organizations that are rooted in low income communities and communities of color, building power through organizing, movement building, civic engagement and advocacy. In this manner, the Foundation will make grants through the end of 2022. It will be joined in this effort by the See Forward Fund.
A Narrow Scope of Activity: Recognizing the enormous importance of the pivotal time we are in, when our democracy and many social justice gains are severely threatened, Solidago has narrowed its strategic scope for the years ahead on the key structural change needed now—non-partisan civic engagement and a truly democratic and representative government. The See Forward Fund will focus on grantmaking that builds independent political power.
Initiate Work with Lasting Impact: Beginning in the Fall of 2020, Solidago’s grantmaking will also prioritize community-rooted representative governance initiatives in strategic geographic areas. The Foundation will continue to work closely with key national partners and initiatives to ensure that this work will extend beyond its own scale and lifespan. The See Forward Fund will focus on progressive governance and policy.
The Ideal Candidate: This position requires a skilled nonprofit leader who will be both collaborative and directive. Solidago seeks a Managing Director who is experienced as a facilitator, and who brings an enthusiastic and energetic presence to the organization. The successful candidate will be a flexible, strategic, and innovative thinker who shares Solidago’s vision of a world in which diversity, equity, and inclusion are imperatives. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on operational leader, adept at managing a talented professional staff and working closely with an engaged board of directors.
Solidago Foundation’s ideal candidate will demonstrate these skills and attributes:
Strategic Planning and Administrative Oversight: The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who brings experience and skill in nonprofit organizational planning and operational management. The successful candidate will be prepared to play a pivotal role in the development and implementation of the organization’s work plans. He, she, or they will directly supervise the Program Director, Chief Financial Officer, and Administrative Assistant.
Excellent Communication: Skills Solidago Foundation seeks a Managing Director with highly developed written and oral communication skills. The organization’s next leader will ideally be an individual who is an articulate and thoughtful speaker, able to represent the organization effectively to public audiences.
Financial Resource Management: The ideal candidate will be comfortable with the financial management of a nonprofit agency, and will possess the skills to supervise and in an emergency back-stop the CFO. He, she, or they will understand workplace compliance and employment laws and possess the ability to assure adequate planning and accounting of all funds, including maintaining sound financial practices.
Facility in Working with a Skilled Staff: Continuing professional staff development is a focus for Solidago Foundation. The next Managing Director will be adept at motivating and leading a talented staff, valuing their work, respecting their contributions, and building an environment that fosters team work. Board Experience Solidago seeks a new leader with significant experience working effectively in partnership with a board of directors, and key funder and advisor to carry out the mission of the organization. He, she, or they will administer the board’s processes in conjunction with the board president and facilitate communication between the board and staff, and key funder.
Education and Leadership Experience: Education and work experience in a relevant area is needed. Five or more years of leadership responsibility is required.
Submission of Candidacy:
This executive search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks and Transition Consultant Cathy Cohen. All submissions are confidential. Interested candidates should submit materials here; electronic submissions are preferred. Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs of Solidago Foundation, along with salary requirements, how they learned of the position, and any other relevant information (such as published articles). All applications will be acknowledged. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. This is a full-time position offering a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skill and experience. Solidago is an equal-opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. People of color, women, and LGBTQ+ people are encouraged to apply.
Development Officer Shriners Hospitals For Children • Springfield, MA
Position Overview: Shriners Hospital for Children--Springfield is seeking a Development Officer (DO) to provide comprehensive guidance and overall strategy to grow the organization’s donor base and increase revenue to help expand its mission and programs. The successful candidate will be a key strategic advisor and partner to the organization’s leaders and Board of Governors. S/he is responsible for overseeing innovation and best practices in all aspects of our five major development streams: the Shrine organizations, foundations, corporations, individuals, and government agencies. In collaboration with the Shriners Hospitals for Children development team, the DO will design and implement a comprehensive strategy to grow revenue across all of these streams and to sustainably reach our annual revenue goals.
The Candidate: The Development Officer will be a collaborative and strategic thinker who is passionate about caring for children and will embody these qualities throughout their work. Cognizant of donors’ needs, the DO will be a dedicated relationship-builder who is comfortable managing high-level partnerships. S/he will be a confident self-starter who proactively seeks new funding and growth opportunities and serve as a role model for innovative, strategic thinking on a small development team.
Specific qualifications include:
Skills and Experience: Track record of leading, managing, and integrating an ambitious, forward-thinking development program across multiple revenue streams. Extensive individual giving experience, including a sophisticated understanding of how to build an individual major donor pipeline. Outstanding major gift fundraising record in a complex non-profit environment, with a demonstrated ability to secure five- and six-figure gifts and to increase giving levels and revenue. Experience working with foundation and corporate partners, including identifying prospects, cultivating and stewarding relationships, and overseeing the development of proposals.
Leadership Style: Demonstrated ability to build a well-supported, carefully nurtured, and high-performing team with diverse skill sets. Clear evidence of a management style that emphasizes collaboration and collegiality, fostering an environment where team members fell inspired, valued, and empowered. Calm, focus, and maturity, with the ability to organize complex work by a variety of contributors and to remain gracious under pressure. Flexibility and creativity in a fast-paced, evolving environment. Ability to effectively build strong relationship, both internally and externally, through strong interpersonal skills. Comfort with interacting and engaging a diverse set of stakeholders, including senior executives, staff, volunteers, all types of donors, and vendors.
Strategy and Direction: Design and implement a multi-year development plan that establishes short- and long-term growth goals aligned with the hospital’s vision and strategic direction. Evaluate and assess giving trends and changes in the external environment to strategically position the organization at the forefront of development initiatives, appraising the Board and senior leadership of growth opportunities. Oversee the identification and pursuit of development strategies that increase charitable revenue from all of the organization’s major funding streams. Oversee and manage donor analytics and funding databases. Collaborate with department directors to fully leverage development opportunities, initiatives, and messaging. Manage dashboard of revenue-related performance measures that monitor results and demonstrate change over time through year-to-year comparisons.
Board and Staff Engagement: Serve as the main point of contact in development matters with the Board of Governors, providing regular reports on initiatives and presenting the overall financial standing of the organization as it relates to development goals. Collaborate with the Board’s Development Committee Chair to facilitate the Committee’s work, providing strategic guidance on development initiatives. Effectively leverage the Administrator in the cultivation of relationships with major donor prospects. Foster a culture of philanthropy and entrepreneurialism in the department and throughout the organization, ensuring that organizational culture and systems support fund development. Provide confident relationship management for the hospital’s highest-level donors and volunteers. Secure and steward large gifts from foundations, corporations, and individual donors. Serve as a reliable and compelling external spokesperson for the organization with donors from all giving constituencies, increasing visibility with key audiences. Identify and develop key external partnerships to facilitate increased revenue and support for new programmatic initiatives. In collaboration with the Public Relations Dept., ensure that the Development Department is strategically positioned to maximize program successes for branding and outreach opportunities. Design and manage all internal and external development messaging, including grant proposals and reports, donor engagement material, marketing collateral, and board reports, ensuring high-quality output. Oversee all compliance activities for external funding, including terms and conditions of grants, maintaining a high level of accountability and responsiveness to donors.
Team Building and Management: Provide overall leadership and management for a 4-person development team. Build strong levels of ownership for development initiatives among staff, fostering increased accountability and initiative. Identify and address development shortcomings, ensuring organizational sustainability through improved practices and accurate in-depth analytics. Design and maintain annual departmental budget and oversee donor funds, coordinating with the Finance and Accounting Department to ensure consistency and reconcile discrepancies.
Job Requirements: At least 7-10 years of progressively responsible development and/or event planning experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership role. Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including a 403b savings retirement plan with a generous match and more! Shriners Hospitals for Children® is an EOE/Drug-Free, Smoke-Free Workplace.
PROTEUS FUND DONOR SERVICES ASSOCIATE ABOUT PROTEUS FUND Proteus Fund partners with foundations, advocates and individual donors to advance democracy, human rights and peace. We work towards the realization of a just, equitable and democratic world. Our current major initiatives work to address money in politics and protect judicial independence and freedom of assembly; to counter anti-Muslim sentiment and build the capacity of organizations representing Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities; and to support collaboration between reproductive justice and LGBTQ advocates and faith leaders to protect fundamental rights.
THE OPPORTUNITY The Donor Services Associate works in cooperation with other staff to support the processing and tracking of all incoming revenue, and the submission of all grant reports and proposals. They are responsible for effectively using current tools, systems and procedures to accomplish these responsibilities. They work closely with Program, Finance and Fiscally Sponsored Project (FSP) staff, and report to the Donor Services Manager (DSM). This is a full time (40 hour per week) position located in Amherst, MA. Key Responsibilities • Track all revenue into the organization utilizing the organization’s donor database (Podio). • Serve as first point of contact for all incoming revenue, including working with grantmakers to ensure receipt of grants, and working with relevant staff to facilitate receipt of other forms of revenue via software tools (such as online credit card processing platforms). • Manage the timely processing and tracking of grant agreements between Proteus Fund and its donors. • Work with Finance and Program staff as well as donors to identify correct revenue allocations across programs and subprograms. • Create and send acknowledgement letters or similar communications to foundation and individual donors. • Track all proposal and reporting deadlines for the organization’s programs and collaborate with internal staff to assist them in compiling the necessary materials to accompany proposals and reports to funders. • Assist Finance staff in producing any required custom financial reports for proposal and report submissions to funders. • Under the close supervision of the DSM, perform internal review and due diligence related to legal compliance as well as donor requirements of all proposals for funding and reports to funders. • Serve as database administrator for Donor Services, including data entry related to grants and other forms of revenue as well as proposals and reports; manage the database’s contact and organizational records; and work with internal staff to ensure complete and accurate records. • Maintain the Donor Services information page on Microsoft 0365 platform. • Retrieve postal mail daily to ensure timely processing of revenue. • Act as back-up when DSM is out-of-office or unavailable to meet client service needs. • Support DSM to maintain integrity of the entire donor services function.
CANDIDATE PROFILE The Donor Services Associate will be proactive and able to self-manage, prioritize work assignments, problem solve, manage multiple deadlines, and represent Proteus Fund in a professional manner. They will also possess strong technical skills to utilize internal systems and the internal tracking data base to record revenue as well as file grants and reports. Additional requirements and experience include: • Commitment to vision, mission and values of Proteus as a progressive social justice organization • Commitment and ability to thrive within a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace, including in dealings with donors, consultants and other critical stakeholders • Technical system and database acumen • Financial proficiency (prior experience with budget creation preferred) • Problem solving capacity • Multi-tasking capability • Communication and collaboration proficiency • Sensitivity to data confidentiality needs and ability to adhere to related practices and policies • Results and detail oriented • Proteus values academic and real-world experience. A bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of work experience are indicative of qualification for this position. We also value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior work experience will help them contribute to the role. Alignment to Culture and Values • Commitment to vision, mission of Proteus as a progressive social justice organization • Cultural responsiveness and an alignment with our values and commitment to equity and inclusion • Strong relationship building; high ethical standards, discretion and tact • Personal qualities of humility and empathy
COMPENSATION The salary range for this position is $45,000 - $55,0000 per year BENEFITS • Medical and dental benefits for employee and eligible dependents available on first day of work • Retirement savings account (401k) with an organization contribution of 10% of annual salary • Three weeks’ paid vacation in first year of work; four weeks in subsequent years • Fifteen sick days per year • Three personal days per year • Twelve paid holidays • Professional development initiatives for growth • Paid Family Leave
TO APPLY For consideration, please submit cover letter and resume by July 27, 2020 to: https://proteus-fund-inc.checkwritersrecruit.com/job/196908/donor-services-associate Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Proteus Fund, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation/affectional preference, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
Buxton School, a small independent boarding and high school in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is seeking to hire a Director of Development. The director of development is responsible for both fundraising and alumni relations, as well as working with the school’s administration to promote and protect the school. The director of development runs the school’s annual fundraising campaign, as well as helping to plan and run other fundraising efforts—including a capital campaign. We are seeking a team player who is comfortable working with a wide variety of school constituents, from current students to members of the board, from alumni to faculty.
The Director of Development will (among other things):
• Design, implement, and manage all fundraising activities including the annual Buxton Fund and coordinating the annual yearbook solicitation with the senior class, special projects and other school-related solicitations.
• Support capital and endowment campaigns, while working closely with the president of the board, trustee committees, the school’s administration, and, possibly, outside consultants.
• Develop strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations
• Manage alumni relations including outreach, engagement, communications and events, such as the biennial June Reunion at Buxton, annual Buxton in NYC, regional gatherings
• Help maintain and update development- and alumni-relations-related website content, and manage internal website data
• Help with constituent communications including printed Newsletter, Annual Report, e-Newsletter, informational email blasts, and the school’s social media presence (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
• Set internal infrastructure, systems and policies for the office and its database
• Attend all Board meetings and present Development report at each
• Participate as a member of the administrative staff team
• Supervise the Assistant to the Director of Development (who manages the school’s alumni database among other duties)
Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with Microsoft Office, technology, social media, and other communications, experience with databases and educational institutions a plus. Some evenings, weekends and travel required. We seek candidates who have the ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously, manage the details and the big picture, with excellent communication skills, flexibility, a sense of humor and commitment to the school community.
Buxton School has been educating students in the progressive tradition for over 90 years. It is located on a beautiful campus in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and it is a friendly, flexible, and lively place to work. We try to create a team of dedicated, creative, and energetic people who enjoy working together to benefit a truly special and unique high school. For more about the school, please see our website at www.BuxtonSchool.org. We are an equal-opportunity employer, and we welcome inquiries from candidates whose experience and skills in any area might lend themselves to our development and outreach efforts. To apply: Please send resume, cover letter with salary requirements, and contact information for 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, target start date is Aug 1-Aug 15.