Amherst College has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.
Job Description: Amherst College invites applications for the Associate Director, Grants Office position. The Associate Director, Grants Office is a full-time, year-round position. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.
Reporting to the Director of the Grants Office (GO), the Associate Director is responsible for identifying and researching sources of support to meet faculty needs and assists faculty as assigned by researching funders, proofreading, and providing institutional information and guidance for proposals and reports. The Associate Director assists our diverse faculty in planning and articulating their research proposals, preparing budgets, and gathering supporting documentation for proposals as required by funders and the college. The Associate Director provides guidance to the Administrative Assistant by identifying and curating resources for faculty grant-seekers, and drafts press releases and summaries related to recent grant awards for the president, provost, GO website, and other college administrators as needed. Other duties are assigned as necessary to support the mission of GO and the Provost and Dean of the Faculty office. The Associate Director prepares briefing materials and foundation correspondence for the President, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, and other administrators as assigned, and organizes logistics for foundation or government site visits. Up to 5% travel and occasional evening or weekend work to meet deadlines and staff all-Advancement events required.
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Support of Faculty Grant Seeking:
Meets one-on-one with our diverse faculty or with academic departments to help identify funding opportunities and develop grant-seeking plans. Helps lead workshops for grant seekers. Researches funding opportunities and helps faculty use Amherst's GrantForward funding opportunities database. Assists faculty with proposal development, including narratives, budgets, and required attachments. Supports faculty use of the GrantsLink internal review process. Provides a final review of completed proposals before they are forwarded to the Controller for signature/submission. Assists faculty with meeting funder reporting requirements, and helps request modifications (such as no-cost extensions) of faculty grants.
Collaborations with Amherst Colleagues and Institutional Partner Faculty/Administrators: Consults with the Controller's Office as needed regarding proposals and forwards reviewed proposals to the Controller for submission. Helps facilitate communication between faculty and their collaborators at other institutions around the development of proposals, including interactions with sponsored research or grants colleagues. Works with faculty to develop necessary documentation for grant-funded collaborations.
Tracking and reporting of grant activity: Contributes to office data information systems by contributing and regularly updating information about faculty proposals in progress, submissions, and awards. Maintains information about faculty consultations. Writes summaries of faculty grant awards as requested for use on the Grants Office website and by communications and college leaders.
Monitoring and Ongoing Learning about Grant Requirements: Monitors funding opportunities for faculty research grants and sabbatical fellowships. Provides links or content for GO website and Provost's newsletters related to funding opportunities and workshops for grant seekers. Attends funding agency webinars and professional conferences (CLASP, NCURA, or others) to remain current on federal and private funding regulations. Communicates federal or private policy changes to faculty.
Other Writing, Copyediting, and Proofreading: Writes selected Grants Office correspondence or reporting as requested. Copyedits or proofreads Grants Office proposals, reports, and correspondence as requested to ensure they are free of errors. Proofreads budgets for faculty and institutional grants as requested to check calculations and alignment of Amherst's internal grant budgets and budgets for submission.
Qualifications Required: • B.A. or equivalent • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with across a diverse community. • Some familiarity with budgets. • Willingness to learn and pursue college-funded training on federal and private grants, college grant policies, and pre-award grant administration, and to learn college information systems and tools. • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and to contributing to an intentionally inclusive culture. • Ability to work effectively and with flexibility in the face of shifting deadlines and priorities. • Proficiency using Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader. • At least three years of related experience in writing, editing, proposal development, communications, stewardship, or project management in a higher education, nonprofit, public agency, or K-12 setting. Preferred: • Advanced Degree • Experience in foundation relations, research development, or sponsored research administration. • Knowledge of federal and/or private funders and grant-related policies. Experience and facility working with budgets.
Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply). Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information . Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Amherst_Jobs/job/Amherst-Campus/Associate-Director--Grants-Office_JR1913 . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, located in Westfield, MA, has an immediate opening for a full-time experienced Executive Director who is a visionary leader, with excellent management skills together with a passion for hospitality in a setting that promotes healing of mind, body and spirit.
Genesis, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, established in 1976 is a retreat and conference center founded by the Sisters of Providence of Holyoke, MA. and is beautifully situated on 19.5 acres of peaceful wooded property. In 2016 Genesis was certified as Providence Arboretum and includes vegetable gardens, spiritual reflection points such as the Compassionate Curve pathway, a labyrinth, and peace pole. This Retreat Center is open year-round, welcoming individuals and groups of women and men of all faith traditions who seek time and space for reflection and a deeper relationship with God. It offers private and directed retreats, various sponsored and hosted day and overnight programs, and has 30 overnight guest rooms and two dining rooms. A free-standing Carriage House provides several conference and meeting rooms that can accommodate approximately 75 to 100 people.
We seek a qualified leader who is able to be a spokesperson for this faith-based Center that is grounded in the Roman Catholic faith. This person is able to work effectively with staff, volunteers and Board members. Major areas of responsibility include: Leadership / Culture: the ability to integrate the Mission and Core Values of Genesis at all levels of the organization; Management/ Finance – capacity to work with the Board and staff to plan for the future vitality and sustainability of the Center as well as oversee operational departments – finance, marketing, dietary, housekeeping maintenance and grounds; and Programming and Development – ability to be creative with colleagues in designing and implementing innovative and meaningful spiritual programs and experiences in an atmosphere of sacred space. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in human resources is a plus. Some evening and weekend requirements. The candidate preferably will have a degree in Hospitality Management, and/or 3 - 5 years of retreat/conference center management experience. Full time benefit package includes health and dental insurance, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, and more.
To apply, kindly submit a cover letter describing your interest and sense of fit with the qualifications of the position plus a current resume to: Lynn Ireland, PhD SPMC COO 5 Gamelin Street Holyoke, MA 01040 email@example.com
The Advancement Office is charged with maximizing the financial gift support to the institution by seeking private contributions in order to increase the margin of excellence of its educational and research programs. The Director of Development will work with the Dean, senior leadership and faculty team to provide strategic vision and leadership for fundraising strategies, building towards a major gift portfolio and large scale campaign for a specified School, Faculty or Division. As the role is responsible for bolstering philanthropic support and inspiring greater student, alumni and community engagement, they will manage the effective and efficient operation of development activities, including fundraising campaigns, prospect research, alumni relations and donor stewardship. The role identifies prospective supporters, builds relationships and makes face-to-face contact both independently and in conjunction with faculty. This Director of Development requires an ability to identify, build and maintain strong and cooperative relationships with individuals, corporate donors, advertising and marketing agencies. The Director must keep informed of trends and best practices in philanthropy and fund development as well as the general fields of management and the not-for-profit sector. The work scope includes, but is not limited to, advisory roles, research, the development of prospect lists, cultivation and stewardship planning and execution well as making medium to major gift asks for the Thompson Rivers University. The Director of Development will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive strategies and tactical plans for identifying, cultivating and securing short-term and long-term revenue channels for the overall sustainable financial growth of a specified School, Faculty or Division.
As an integral member of the Faculty leadership team, the Director of Development provides leadership, support and direction across a wide range of areas: 1. Creating collateral, proposals and cases for support to detail and market the fundraising initiative of the related faculty or department 2. Develops and implements a plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospects and donors. 3. Writes proposals, donor solicitation letters and grant application forms to secure funding for student awards, operations and Faculty initiatives. 4. Identifies prospective supporters, builds relationships and makes face-to-face calls both independently and in conjunction with faculty. 5. Liaise with the Dean, senior leadership and faculty members to identify key alumni, individuals and businesses for the purpose of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. 6. Develops a working list of 100 prospects and maintain a data base on cultivation activity and moves, and updating the Vice President Advancement of progress with these prospect on a weekly basis 7. Responsible for making a minimum 5 asks per month and having 12 face to face meetings with prospects per month and ensuring fundraising targets are met and relations with alumni and employers of specified School or Faculty grads are fostered. 8. Responsible for ensuring a targeted number of prospects attend Foundation fundraising events. 9. Creation and cultivation of relationships with prospects and donors, through one on one introductions and participation in social events. 10. Liaise with Advancement staff in a prospect clearing process to ensure prospects aren't receiving multiple asks from various departments at TRU, this is to occur in person on a weekly basis.
QUALIFICATIONS • University degree in a related field • 6 years or more experience in fundraising including successful management of a portfolio of major gift prospects. Apply Here.
Position Overview: The Partnerships department is responsible for maintaining a broad and diverse base of public support for Pew's programmatic work, bringing in external financial resources to complement investments by the Pew family trusts, and working with program leadership to establish large-scale collaborations that allow philanthropic partners to invest alongside the organization. The department works closely with staff across Pew, including at our subsidiary, the Pew Research Center, to carry out its responsibilities. Position Overview Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Partnerships, the Vice President, Partnerships (VP) position provides an opportunity for a highly skilled manager and proven fundraising expert to lead and inspire a high-performing and experienced team. The VP will be charged with ensuring the successful planning and implementation of the overall fundraising strategy and day-to-day management of the team, while the Senior Vice President focuses on long-range planning and multi-year, multi-donor partnerships. Currently, the organization raises $30-$40 million per year from philanthropic partners and is seeking someone with major gifts experience and a commitment to thoughtful donor stewardship.
The ideal candidate for this role will possess significant experience in managing all aspects of a fundraising program and will be a proven leader in organizational change. The successful candidate will share a vision and commitment to Pew's mission and culture, including rigor, nonpartisanship, and stewardship. The position requires excellent communication skills, exceptional judgement, and an ability to work collaboratively with many constituencies. As a key thought partner to the Senior Vice President in implementing annual organizational and fundraising strategies, the VP will lead fundraising goal setting, organizational assessment, continuous improvement processes, and talent management. As a member of Pew's senior leadership team, the VP will also work in partnership with other vice presidents across Pew to foster collaboration around fundraising needs and overall institutional objectives to achieve the highest level of success. This position is located in Pew's Washington, DC office.
Responsibilities: *Develop and execute ambitious but achievable annual and long-term plans for fundraising across the organization. Create tailored plans for key initiatives, including at the Pew Research Center. *Oversee all fundraising activities, including major gifts; trusts, estates, and gift planning; donor stewardship; database management; and research. Oversee a staff of 24. *Manage relationships with philanthropic partners and explore new development strategies, working closely with program colleagues. *Provide leadership, direction, and management to create an environment of respect, accountability, motivation, professional growth, and high productivity. *Contribute to the development of documents for the board, including quarterly updates and annual progress reports. *Serve as a member of Pew's senior leadership team.
Requirements: The VP must be an experienced fundraising professional with a successful track record of developing and implementing creative strategies for increasing support for mission-driven organizations. *Minimum of 15 years of senior development and management experience gained in a high-growth organization. Possession of a supportive and accessible management style, the ability to lead and motivate a diverse staff, and experience managing change and growth. *Minimum of 10 years of previous direct supervisory experience, including managing performance management processes for direct reports and providing career development advice and counsel. *Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, required. Advanced degree preferred. *A desire to play a key role in achieving an ambitious vision that will require creative thinking, internal collaboration, and a comfort level with a fast pace. *The intellectual depth, maturity, and confidence to work with and command the respect and confidence of colleagues as well as philanthropic partners. *Commitment to inclusion, diversity, and equity. *Superior management skills with a demonstrated ability to influence and engage peers and direct and indirect reports in a way that fosters an inclusive, open team culture. *Proven track record of developing and executing creative and successful fundraising strategies. Proven ability to deliver on ambitious goals and benchmarks. *Expertise in mentoring and leading fundraising staff to help them establish and steward relationships with prospective and current funders; significant experience in foundation, major and principal gift fundraising. *Ability to leverage relationships to influence positive outcomes. Excellent knowledge of current philanthropic trends and ability to articulate Pew's mission, priorities, and goals to encourage others to collaborate. *Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills. *Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and a strong work ethic.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Total Rewards: We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance. The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Apply Here.
Job Summary: The Associate Director of Annual Giving is responsible for providing results-driven leadership to increase the immediate and long-term support of Bay Path University. The goal of the Annual Fund program is to raise unrestricted funds for operations, scholarships, and other purposes as determined by the University's Strategic Plan. The Associate Director's primary responsibilities will be to create and execute a comprehensive, multi-year Annual Giving that will result in substantial revenue growth. The Associate Director will partner with the Institutional Advancement staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward Annual Gifts from Alumni, Parents, Faculty, Staff, and Friends, including personal solicitation, telemarketing, and direct mail. The Associate Director will work closely with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in the strategic development and implementation of programs, services, and other initiatives that effectively increase the level of financial commitment, demonstrated by yearly revenue growth in unrestricted gifts.
Essential Duties: • Plan, develop, and implement a strategic Annual Giving Program as part of the overall fundraising strategy within the Institutional Advancement Office. • Provide leadership to the entire Institutional Advancement Office related to Annual Giving strategies, tactics, and progress toward goals. • Develops concept, messaging and launch for annual fund giving levels and thereafter supervises gift plans and activities; stewards donors and encourages them to move to higher levels of giving. • Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and make recommendations for continued development and improvement. • Determine the efficiency and value of Phone-a-Thons and other fundraising techniques when setting goals and assessing expenses and revenue from all fundraising operations. • Develop face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for annual donors identified through the annual giving pipeline. • Create/collaborate on key messaging and communications media, including but not limited to, direct mail and social media outreach. • Creates and manages appropriate messaging through ThankView, the new stewardship and engagement platform. • Develops, supervises, and implement milestone reunion giving campaigns. • Determines segmented messages for annual fund solicitations; creates and implements yearly plan for the annual fund. • Employs appropriate metrics to evaluate annual fund performance. • Stewards annual fund donors. • Use development database (Blackbaud Raiser's Edge NXT) and other software to retrieve data and perform comprehensive analysis related to all aspects of the annual fund. Use statistics to assess results and trends, evaluate current programs, and make recommendations for program changes. • Work in partnership with the Office of Marketing and Communications to ensure brand attributes and messaging is incorporated in annual giving marketing and materials. Collaborate on scheduling and publication of Bay Pathway and other written materials as needed. • Oversee the acknowledgment and recognition of all annual fund gifts. • Develop and implement a regular plan of reporting Annual Fund progress to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Advancement Office, Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, and University community. • Comply with all Bay Path University policies and procedures including but not limited to solicitation and acceptance of gifts, alumni policies and naming policies. Other Responsibilities: • Participate in department meetings, University committees, and professional development programs as required. • Responsible for all other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. • Attend trainings as needed/required.
Job Requirements: • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals. • Bachelor's degree required (Business, Non-Profit Management, or related highly desirable). • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in management, operations and logistics, sales recruitment, or a non-profit setting. • Higher education institutional advancement experience preferred. • Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of fundraising for higher education. • Ability to design, implement and evaluate a comprehensive program for annual gifts, establishing goals and objectives that translate into annual operating plans. • Analytic and data mining skills are preferred, including an understanding of segmentation and new media marketing. • Ability to develop strategic, annual operating plans, project management and process improvement efforts is essential. • Ability to review contracts, terms and conditions, pricing, etc., with vendors and other suppliers. Prepare them for final review and approval. • Ability to manage volunteers (Alumni Association Council) that will assist with strategic initiatives that benefit the University. • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs; knowledge of Raiser's Edge (or similar donor management software) helpful. • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own. • Valid U.S. Driver's license required. • Must successfully pass the online Safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines. • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment. • Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.
Additional Information: Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. Apply Here.Location: Longmeadow, MA
Category: Administrative / Staff
Position Code: ACDAG
Job Type: Full-time
Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30am to 5:00pm with occasional evenings and weekends
Position Location: Longmeadow, MA campus
Safe Passage seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to lead a comprehensive development program, including: annual and major giving; a signature special event; foundation grants; donor stewardship and communications; and gift/donor data management. The Director of Development has lead responsibility for the creation, implementation, and assessment of Safe Passage’s development strategies. Together with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Fund Development Committee, the Director of Development shares accountability for Safe Passage’s fundraising goals and key performance indicators pertaining to all components of the development program.
Development: Develops strategies, creates and implements plans, and assesses performance of activities for annual and major giving, foundation grants, corporate funding and other regular and special development campaigns. Directs all aspects of the annual signature event – the Hot Chocolate Run, including: event production; sponsorships; peer-to-peer fundraising strategy and technology; volunteer management; and year-round engagement of 6000+ participants. Works in partnership and regularly communicates with the Executive Director, leadership staff, committees, and the Board regarding strategy, planning, execution, and assessment of the development program. In conjunction with strategic management responsibilities, work cooperatively with the Executive Director and Director of Finance to prepare and manage annual fundraising budgets and timelines. Manages a personal portfolio of major donors for engagement, solicitation and stewardship; provides oversight of Executive Director and Board volunteers major donor assignments. Plans, designs and implements direct/electronic mail fundraising campaigns and donor communications, including collaborating with vendors and/or consultants. Collaborates with the Director of Finance to assure thoroughness, documentation, and accuracy of fundraising data for reporting and annual audit. Represents and advocates for development’s role and a culture of philanthropy across the organization, including engaging non-development staff and volunteers in donor engagement and stewardship activities as appropriate. Writes, prepares, submits, and provides oversight of initial and renewal grant applications and reports for corporate and foundation funders. Leads staff in the prospecting, acquisition, cultivation, and retention of donors, sponsors, and grantors.
Development Administration: Directs development staff in the management, recording, tracking, and reporting of pledges, grants, and other funds. Establishes and assures adherence to processes and procedures for gift handling, recording, and acknowledgement consistent with established professional standards and best practice.
Required Qualifications: At least two years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising; At least two years of staff management/supervisory experience; Experience recruiting, training and managing volunteers and volunteer committees; Substantial experience in strategic and/or program planning, implementation, and evaluation; Demonstrated success in creating fundraising campaigns and development-related communications and collateral; Demonstrated success in personally building, developing, and retaining strong, positive relationships with individual, corporate, and foundation donors; Experience overseeing gift/donor management systems; Experience building data-driven mailing lists; Exceptional technology skills, including databases, fundraising platforms, and email marketing; Proficiency across the following skills: verbal and written communication, collaboration, and organization; and Bachelor’s Degree.
Preferred Qualifications: Three - five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or business sales experience; Demonstrated success in leading peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns; Experience with email marketing and/or marketing automation; and Proficiency with Salesforce, including reporting, workflow automations.