Reporting to the Director of Parent Engagement, the Administrative Assistant provides administrative support to 4 Leadership Gift Officers. Responsibilities include: maintain a yearly meetings/mailings/production calendar for Parent Engagement and synchronize with Advancement calendar; generate database reports and extracts in order to provide current information on the status of donors’ cultivation and giving history; track gift, cultivation, and solicitation activity; run donor reports and lists to assist in strategy decisions; assist with Parent giving general appeals; respond to parent inquiries and requests for information; format, proofread, and edit correspondence and other materials; assist in the preparation, organization, and coordination of on and off campus meetings and events for Director of Parent Engagement and Leadership Gift Officers, including preparing travel briefings and maintain positive relationships with constituents, prospects, and donors.
Qualifications should include: Associate’s degree, 3-5 years’ of experience in an administrative role; excellent office and computer skills including database extractions; proficiency with MS Office Suite; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organization; interpersonal and proofreading skills; ability to take initiative in a fast-paced environment; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under pressure; exceptional attention to detail; sensitivity to highly confidential information and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and serving the needs of a diverse community. Please visit https://deerfield.edu/employment/ to apply online.
Deerfield Academy seeks a Director of Advancement Research to support its fundraising and alumni/parent engagement efforts. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Director of Advancement Research supports the Academy’s fundraising and alumni/parent engagement efforts by identifying leadership giving prospects, helping maintain a robust prospect pool, and applying up to date data analysis, prospect screening and pipeline management techniques. The Director will use public and in-house sources to discover the philanthropic potential of prospective donors, help build and maintain a dynamic pipeline of new prospects, and prepare strategic written briefings for Advancement staff and school leaders.
The Director will be part of a high-performing, collaborative Advancement Office team. Candidates should be well versed in the language, culture and ethos of non-profit Advancement work. This is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial individual to re-shape the program and take it to the next level, in preparation for a capital campaign. The Director supervises the Advancement Research Assistant.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; 5-7 years’ experience in development research or related field, extreme discretion with highly confidential information; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, a demonstrated understanding of financial investment models, excellent oral and written skills, demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and integrated databases, critical thinking skills, good judgment and the ability to work independently. Like all staff at Deerfield Academy, the Director of Advancement Research will help promote and nurture a campus culture that fosters equity and inclusion. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Please visit https://deerfield.edu/employment/ to apply online.
Job Summary: In coordination with the Director of International Alumnae Relations and Development and other alumnae relations and development staff assigned to international territories, develop and implement comprehensive, campus-wide, strategic plan to increase participation and philanthropic support from non-U.S. constituencies including alumnae, parents and friends. Work in close collaboration with The Smith Fund and other on campus departments (including the Global Studies Center, Admissions and Career Services) to execute a holistic international strategy that encompasses communications, giving, engagement, and travel, and ensures that Smith’s international outreach activities are integrated in deliberate and responsive ways. Coordinate on campus, in country, and virtual programming for international alums, students and parents. Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Program Management (65%): Collaborate on the development of an overall strategy to engage constituents outside of the United States that is focused on strategic geographic regions and is integrated with the overall regional alumnae relations and development objectives. When appropriate, plan for and accompany Smith leadership on trips abroad. As part of the overall regional development strategy, design and implement engagement, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for annual and leadership giving to build an enlarged and philanthropically-minded base of donors abroad. Design and implement communications for international constituents, including outreach and direct marketing materials (e.g. country/region-specific newsletters and e-mails), social media and website. Analyze and review data to identify key markets, areas of success, and potential for growth. Collaborate with colleagues in devising and implementing programs to increase international giving participation. Contribute to related funding proposals for prospective donors and stewardship communications. Serve as college liaison to international alumnae networks, groups, and clubs. Work with international volunteers to coordinate Smith trips and activities. Assist in event planning and communications for alums outside the United States.
Program Administration (30%): Implement the operational tasks necessary for the successful completion of the above referenced tasks. Including data entry, budget review, expense report management, reporting, event planning and communication production.
Other Functions (5%): Participate in team meetings, task forces and committees as required. Other duties as assigned. All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses): Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years’ minimum relevant experience. International experience, knowledge and interest in cross-cultural communications and global current affairs. Willingness to interact with prospects and others during non-typical hours when required by major time zone differences. Ability to travel/work evenings and weekends when occasionally required. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Skills: Must be a team player, while also able to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to prioritize and multitask. Ability to take initiative to solve problems and get results with colleagues across campus and around the world. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail necessary. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with a diverse population including alums, students, parents, faculty, staff, donors, and vendors outside the college. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and judgment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proficient use of Google suite and Microsoft Office Suite Familiarity with donor databases/CRM tools or ability to learn such quickly. E-mail marketing and social media experience are preferred. Sensitivity to non-U.S. issues and perspectives, and appreciation for understanding diverse cultures and current global affairs.
Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button. Review of applications will begin July 16, 2021. Apply Here.
Job Summary: Support planning and coordination of the activities of the alumnae engagement team and the Alumnae Association of Smith College (AASC) Board of Directors. Work with the Executive Director to plan, and prepare for and follow-up on AASC board meetings and conference calls; provide broad administrative support across the OAR team; implement programming including, data management, materials prep, event logistics, financial reconciliation; and other projects as assigned. Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Departmental Administrative support 40%: Seasonal support of reunion-related administration. Work with the Executive Director and other members of the alumnae relations team to provide strategic administrative support in the planning and implementation of events and programs both on and off-campus and virtually. Assist team members in identifying administrative and logistical needs for their projects; Facilitate communication and partnerships between members of the Alumnae Relations team and other Alumnae Relations & Development staff who support AR projects via email communication, website maintenance, data and reporting, and virtual meeting formats. Conduct or delegate key administrative tasks including, but not limited to: provide on-site logistical coordination and staffing for events. Schedule events, rooms and catering through 25Live; coordinate travel and logistics for staff and alumnae; research and reserve venues and off-site catering; coordinate materials prep for conferences and career events; approve alumnae for LinkedIn groups; organize and lead webinars; process A/P vouchers and reconcile payments. Work with the Executive Director to track and manage budget and expenses within the OAR team. Provides supervision of 1 full-time Program Coordinator who also provides administrative support across the team. Train and direct the Program Coordinator, delegate tasks and set administrative priorities.
Alumnae Association of Smith College Board Support 35%: Proactively support members of the AASC Board of Directors. Support their successful communication, board culture and function by performing strategic administrative tasks at a high level. Maintain communications with the board, produced weekly messages including digests of campus news and communications, support board members and sub-committees with their administrative needs. Work with the Executive Director to support AASC board meetings by preparing agendas, preparing speakers, producing pre-meeting and in-meeting materials and resources. Anticipate and arrange long-term logistical needs of the board by planning for hotel accommodations and space reservations required more than one year in advance. Coordinate travel, accommodations and/or video conferencing arrangements for directors’ participation in meetings. Maintain official records of Board meetings, including minutes and reports. Create and maintain accurate contact records (addresses, employment, etc.) and bios for all current and former directors in the database and in Board materials. Monitor Board budget; process all reimbursement vouchers and invoices charged to the board budget. Regular phone and email contact with the president, officers and committees. Respond to board member requests. Assist with the organization and scheduling of monthly calls between board meetings (full board, Executive Committee, sub-committees), including the preparation of all meeting materials and collateral information. Maintain yearly AASC calendar and support the Executive Director to fulfill related deliverables (quarterly budget reports, trustee reports.)
Student Initiatives / Reunion Student Worker Program 20%: Provide support to student workers, including the reunion student worker program. Supervise student workers as needed to support OAR projects. For reunion student worker program, update job descriptions, book training spaces and schedule shifts in online database. Update program materials, including the student worker handbook, orientation handouts and related information, taking advantage of digital and online platforms as required.
Other Functions 5%: Participate in team meetings, task forces and committees as required. Back up other staff needs as necessary. Perform related duties as required. All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses): Associate's degree plus 2-4 years of relevant experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent computer skills. Able to provide excellent customer service while interacting effectively with a diverse population including alumnae, students, faculty, staff and outside vendors. Must be able to maintain confidentiality, work under pressure and be flexible. Must possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail, be able to prioritize work effectively, take initiative and solve problems. Willingness to work occasional overtime with evenings and weekends (approximately 5 weekends per year). Must be comfortable with technology and willing to learn emerging technologies as necessary. Proficient use of Microsoft Office suite, CRM systems, and video conferencing. Experience with Salesforce and Zoom a plus.
Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button. Review of applications will begin July 16, 2021. Apply here.
Job Summary: Provide the foundation for donor, alumnae, and external constituent engagement by Smith College by maintaining and enhancing gift and biographical records. Working within the team of Advancement Data Specialists incorporate best practices to facilitate and process gifts and pledges received and biographical updates from varying sources including electronic feeds, data files, forms, and direct contact with constituents. Provide strong customer service to alums, parents and donors regarding current and past giving to Smith and/or their information on file with Smith. Support colleagues in the understanding of and use of the advancement data set. Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Gift Accounting (40%): In a timely and accurate manner, oversee gifts from a wide variety of sources from notification to finalization to support fundraising efforts. Assess, prepare and record gifts, pledges, and pledge payments; prepare and/ or work with bank deposits and financial information; and enter data into database. Learn about a dozen ancillary systems to extract the data necessary to properly record charitable gifts to the college. Work with donors to resolve questions and concerns about gifts. Produce and send tax receipts for all gifts received on a weekly basis. Collaborate with other teams across Alumnae Relations and Development and other departments, including but not limited to the Controller’s office, the museum, the libraries, and ITS to complete regular tasks, trouble shoot specific issues, and stream-line processes. Keep pace with technologically driven changes to gift accounting processes and procedures. Develop a basic understanding of the leading IRS regulations that drive charitable gift accounting and Smith’s bookkeeping. Provide customer service to donors and colleagues regarding how to make a gift and past giving data.
Constituent Records (40%): Maintain and enhance biographical information in the database to support Alumnae Relations and Development in fundraising and constituent engagement efforts. Oversee constituent records from creation to deceasing. Use various auxiliary applications and databases such as but not limited to Salesforce and AlumniFinder as part of constituent records processing. Work with constituents to resolve questions and concerns about biographical information. Train student workers on various records-related projects when appropriate and necessary. Collaborate with other teams across Alumnae Relations and Development to complete regular tasks, trouble shoot specific issues, and stream-line processes. Keep pace with technologically driven changes to constituent records processes and procedures.
Data Integrity and Analysis (15%): Help develop and use reports and data extracts to monitor data accuracy, quality and consistency; assess and resolve issues as they arise; and stream-line processes. Help work on data clean-up projects as needed.
Other duties (5%): Proactively assist with advancement support tasks as needed. Participate in team meetings and task forces as appropriate. Performs other related duties as assigned. All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses): High school diploma plus three years of relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications: Associates degree preferred. Experience with data management in a fundraising or other constituent relationship management database preferred.
Skills: Ability to learn and adapt quickly to new software in an evolving technical environment. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to successfully interact with people of all backgrounds. Ability to collaborate and work with others, especially Advancement Data Team, toward successful results. Ability to take initiative and solve problems. Strong customer service orientation. Ability to maintain a sense of humor. Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment and independently handle multiple priorities while adhering to deadlines. Strong attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to manage confidential information with appropriate discretion. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word). Able to incorporate use of a variety of auxiliary computer systems into daily work flow.
Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application. You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button. Review of applications will begin July 16, 2021. Apply here.
Staff Associate, Grants Development and Management
Holyoke Community College
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $65,000-$70,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package
Hours: 37.5 hrs.
Funding Source: Trust
Reporting to the Dean of Resource Development within the college’s Division of Institutional Advancement, the Staff Associate, Grants Development & Management is an experienced grants developer and manager who oversees the pre-award development and submission of proposals and assists with the post-award administration of a portfolio of state and federal grant-funded programs at HCC. This portfolio of programs is funded primarily by new, continuation, or renewal awards from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MA DESE), Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MA DHE), the Commonwealth Corporation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The Staff Associate serves as liaison among: ● Grant coordinators/directors/PIs and their departments. ● The Resource Development Office (the Dean and the Grants Development Specialist). ● The Business Office in the Division of Administration & Finance. ● The Institutional Advancement Division, which houses the HCC Foundation, Inc., alumni and development offices, and the Marketing and Communications Department. ● Other relevant HCC departments (IT, Human Resources, Institutional Research). ● External partners and funders.
The ideal candidate will provide programmatic, fiscal, and compliance support for grants, contracts, and other awards in support of faculty research, adult education, workforce development, and other college-related activities in support of curricular, student support, equity, and other initiatives connected to the HCC Strategic Plan.
1. Under the supervision of the Dean of Resource Development and in collaboration with the Grants Development Specialist, write and review proposals and reports for responsiveness to RFP and technical specifications. Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and college policies and regulations. Play a key role in writing and reviewing the full scope of proposals for approval to submit.
2. Support faculty and staff in preparing materials for submission, including but not limited to creating submission work plans and timelines, completing application forms, creating budgets, drafting MOUs/MOAs/Letters of Support, and writing/editing narrative sections of proposals.
3. Assist grant coordinators/directors with proposal development, reapplications, new awards, renewals, amendments, reports, and programmatic and financial compliance.
4. Forecast future funding from existing and potential funders. Assess alignment of institutional ideas and priorities with potential funders. Ensure alignment with HCC’s Strategic Plan, and work with Institutional Advancement & Resource Development to effectively prioritize the pursuit of grant proposals/projects that increase capacity in strategic areas.
5. Oversee the administration of the EdGrants portal of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Assist with administration of other grant portals including Grants.gov and Research.gov.
6. Proactively assist the Business Office and grant coordinators/directors with sub recipient monitoring of partnerships (i.e., sub awards).
7. Working with the Business Office, provide guidance and post-award and grant management training to faculty, deans, and grant awardees across HCC related to grant policies, procedures, financial reporting, allowable expenses, and other grant compliance-related issues.
8. Through coordination and communication with the Dean of Resource Development, Grants Development Specialist, and the Business Office, ensure that grant coordinators/directors, supervisors, and administration (Cabinet) receive updates regarding grant closings, projections, extensions, budget amendments, etc.
9. Respond to inquiries regarding grant requirements and guidelines to clarify program requirements and inform about pertinent regulations.
10. Monitor grant performance requirements to ensure that deadlines are met for program reports and related grant documentation.
11. Establish and maintain a record keeping system for project activities and related statistics including expenditures. Prepare summaries or reports as requested.
12. Assist the college’s business office with award close-out requirements and the post-award process.
13. Future role (TBD): be a lead user/administrator of a pre-/post-award grants management software system for HCC (i.e., AmpliFund or another product).
14. Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent and 5 years of grant writing, grants development and/or management experience. • Knowledge of state (MA) and federal agency grant proposal submission guidelines and portals. • Demonstrated experience with grants management, compliance monitoring, and/or accounting in higher education settings. • Excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills; accuracy and attention to detail; flexibility and ability to work in a team environment. • Able to multi-task and switch tasks seamlessly. • Ability to work with a variety of individuals and teams, including faculty, administrators, staff, students, as well as outside individuals, with a high level of tact, professionalism, and confidentiality. ● Experience managing grant programs administered through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including but not limited to adult education (MA DESE), Commonwealth Corporation (workforce development and training), MA DHE, Massachusetts Skills Cabinet, and others. ● Success record with pre-award grant development. ● Experience working with a grant administration software program (e.g., AmpliFund)
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. - All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.
TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/3142268-0/staff-associate-grants-development-management • Resume, • Cover Letter (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.) • List of references with names, email addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references (two supervisory references and one professional reference)
DEADLINE: July 27, 2021 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.
Website: www.hcc.edu ***An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer*** THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Development & External Communications Coordinator – Institutional Advancement
Holyoke Community College
COMPENSATION: Salary Range: $62,000-$66,000/year, plus a comprehensive State benefits package
Hours: 37.5 hrs.
Funding Source: Trust
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA), the Development and External Communications Coordinator plays a key role in the overall effort to enhance the college’s resources, reputation and external relationships. The incumbent will develop a wide range of communications in support of the Institutional Advancement division’s mission to inspire engagement and investment in HCC and will also work closely with the VPIA on the development of communications The successful candidate will work closely with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Develops print, electronic and event-related messaging to support donor engagement and fundraising efforts, including case statements, campaign materials, feature stories and speeches.
2. In collaboration with the VPIA and in consultation with the Staff Associate to the President, drafts remarks, talking points, video scripts, messages to the community, website copy, background and briefing materials, as well as drafting and editing material for printed publications.
3. Develops creative, meaningful stewardship pieces, including acknowledgement letters, endowed fund reports, and content the HCC Foundation Annual Report in collaboration with the Scholarship & Donor Relations Coordinator.
4. Supports grant-writing efforts by developing and collaborating on grant proposals, writing letters of intent and letters of support, and supporting faculty and staff with grant-writing needs.
5. Contributes to the creation of content for the bi-annual Alumni Connection magazine, in collaboration with the college’s Media Relations Manager.
6. Writes content for alumni- and Foundation-related web pages; develops the monthly e-newsletter for the Board of Trustees and legislators and quarterly newsletter for Foundation Board of Directors.
7. Curates content and story ideas on donors, alumni and community partners for publication in print, email newsletters, social media, and website.
8. Ensures all development materials communicate with consistency and are relevant to the college’s Strategic Plan, key messages and brand.
• Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management or related field; plus a minimum of 3 years of experience writing development- or fundraising-related communications, including but not limited to print publications, donor appeals and proposals, and acknowledgements; • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to produce a variety of complex, compelling written pieces for diverse and wide-ranging audiences; • Experience with email marketing and various digital communications and social media platforms; • Experience writing, editing, proofreading, and copy writing for professional publications and/or editorials; • Demonstrated proficiency communicating effectively with diverse audiences; • Effective time management and organizational skills; • Proven ability to problem-solve using investigative research and analytical skills to develop and implement creative solutions and inspire and motivate audiences; • Ability to take initiative, accurately establish priorities, complete complex assignments in a timely manner and adapt quickly to changing needs and conflicting challenges; • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge of or experience in advancement/fundraising philosophy and practices; • Demonstrated ability to adjust communication and writing style based upon audience and voice; • Strong grasp of current strategic communications, marketing, and constituent engagement strategies and ability to lead communications efforts from concept to execution; • Experience with project and communications planning and management; digital and social media content development and campaign management.
EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. - All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. - Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.
TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/3142445-0/development-external-communications-coordinator • Resume, • Cover Letter (When preparing your cover letter, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications as pertaining to this position and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.) • List of references with names, email addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references (two supervisory references and one professional reference)
DEADLINE:July 27, 2021 - Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.
Website: www.hcc.edu ***An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer*** THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
We are looking for a compassionate, dedicated, team-oriented professional to lead our communications, donor acknowledgement, and in-kind donation coordination efforts. Our Development Manager/Communications plays a pivotal role in our development team, contributing to the success of our team’s mission-based communications, stewardship and community engagement efforts.
About PCC: Established in 1973, we were the first domestic violence program in Connecticut. Today, we are one of only a few agencies in the nation offering the continuum of shelter, housing and support services needed to meet the complex needs of those who have experienced domestic violence, helping them move forward to safe, self-sufficient lives, free of violence. Our 40 staff members experience a work environment that encourages healthy work/life balance, offers flexibility, and fosters team spirit, professional development, and creativity. Focused on our mission, we seek to inspire others who share the same passion for our cause. We are poised for continued success and excited about our future. The impact we are having in the lives of our clients and their children is inspirational and provides the motivation we need to continue our work to end domestic violence.
At Prudence Crandall Center, we strive to create a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on helping individuals achieve lives free of domestic violence and we know our agency runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Successful applicants will include both a resume and a cover letter briefly describing your fit and interest in joining our team.
Primary responsibilities include:
Communications Responsibilities: · Leads the design & execution of on-line and offline communications, including but not limited to e-news, social media, hard-copy newsletter(s) and holiday appeal; · Assists in the design and content for on-line and off-line collateral/marketing materials for engagement and stewardship events and campaigns; · Leads timely production of print media and coordination with relevant vendors; · Coordinates press events and distribution of press releases; and · Creates content and maintains social media presence, tracking metrics and impact.
Donor Stewardship Responsibilities: · Coordinates agency’s donor database system, including timely execution and/or oversight of data-entry, reports, and production of acknowledgements with team assistance and support; · Responds to donor inquiries and coordinates in-kind donations with agency program staff to support the needs of our clients; and · As a vital member of the development team, assists with all engagement and stewardship events, including our Hope Tours, Candlelight Vigil and Celebrating Hope breakfast, and participates on development-related committees as needed.
General and Related Responsibilities: · Supports senior staff’s relationships with corporate, foundation, and individual donors · Assists in additional agency operations as requested · Actively participates in staff trainings and meetings · Represents PCC at community meetings as requested · Physical demands: occasionally moves items weighing up to 25 pounds from one place to another (e.g. from a car to a cart, from a table to a cart)
Qualifications & Impact: Our Development Manager/Communications demonstrates passion for our mission, enjoys interacting with the public and program staff, and is a detail-oriented, organized, and collaborative self-starter, capable of managing competing priorities while maintaining focus and grace. Experience/ knowledge of cross-channel communication strategies relevant to driving impact and community engagement through on-line and off-line media preferred. Excellent relationship-building, written, and verbal communication skills required, as well as creativity and basic graphic design skills. Embraces working independently and as part of a dynamic, collaborative team. Willingness to fully support the team and mission of the organization is essential. Bachelor’s degree required. Prefer minimum of 2-5 years’ experience in non-profit communications, donor database, and community engagement efforts, together with demonstrated project management skills. Requires proficiency in MS Office, competency with Blackbaud/eTapestry or similar donor database system, and experience with Constant Contact, Canva, InDesign, and/or other design/publishing software. Local travel necessary, reliable transportation required. Prudence Crandall Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Job Type: Full-time
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter briefly describing their interest in and fit for the position to email@example.com by August 9, 2021.
International hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established the grantmaking foundation that bears his name in 1944 to help people living in poverty and experiencing disadvantage worldwide. Today, the work continues, concentrating on efforts to improve early childhood development outcomes, support older youth as they transition from foster care, ensure opportunity youth can access career pathways, prevent homelessness, identify solutions to safe-water access, help integrate refugees into society and lift the work of Catholic sisters. Additionally, following selection by an independent, international jury, the Foundation annually awards the $2.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to an organization doing extraordinary work to reduce human suffering. The Foundation is one of the world’s largest, with assets recently growing to approximately $7.5 billion. It has awarded grants to date totaling more than $2 billion, $207 million worldwide in 2020. Please visit www.hiltonfoundation.org for more information.
The Program Officer is a key member of the program team and supports the Foundation's grantmaking to improve early childhood development outcomes in Los Angeles and a second geography TBD in the United States. Reporting to the Senior Program Officer (SPO), the Program Officer serves as a key thought partner and will have responsibility for managing parts of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) U.S. Initiative grant portfolio. The Officer will work closely with the SPO to design, implement, and monitor a portfolio of grants that advance the goals of the ECD-US five-year strategy. The Officer will help to identify potential grantees, assist with proposal development, and provide grantee technical support, as well as monitor grant progress. The Officer will also drive partnerships and support convening efforts to foster knowledge sharing and field building. The ideal candidate must be a proactive team player with excellent multi-tasking skills and bring an enthusiastic attitude and value of continuous learning. The individual must have strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to understand, interpret, and translate qualitative and quantitative data. S/he will be expected to resolve time-sensitive issues with a high degree of precision and exhibit strong organizational, written, and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail and the ability to anticipate needs are a must. Partnership is a key tenet of the ECD-U.S. strategy, and therefore, this person should be adept at interacting with a range of diverse stakeholders in a professional, collaborative and diplomatic way. The candidate must also have relevant experience in issues and best practices in or related to ECD at the program, research, or infrastructure levels in diverse communities. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Participates in the identification of potential grantees and projects
• Reviews proposals and works with the SPO to determine which ones will be further developed and recommended for funding
• Coordinate with team members from the Advocacy and SLED teams and management workflow process in Giving Data
• Presents recommended proposals for funding at board meetings, as needed
• Provides counsel to organizations invited to develop proposals
• Reviews and refines grant-write-ups and assists in writing, preparing other materials for the quarterly board of directors meetings
• Monitors portfolio of grants and other projects as assigned
• Monitors and evaluates grants and grantee performance, including timely completion of all progress reports and provides feedback to SPO
• Recommends for approval any deviations from approved plans and budgets, and ensures that such changes are documented
• Conducts site visits within Los Angeles and other locations as well
Strategic Support: • Acts as a thought partner and provides support to SPO in strategy planning, development, implementation, and monitoring • Supports the design and operationalization of processes and systems to feed data and evidence back into key strategy and portfolio management decisions, facilitating sector-wide learning • Partners with the Strategy, Learning, and Evaluation Division team members on designing and managing the Initiative's monitoring, research, and evaluation approaches • Attends strategy convenings and represents the Foundation at external conferences and meetings, as needed
Partnerships, Advocacy and Communications: • In partnership with the Partnership, Communications and Advocacy (PAC) develops partnerships with external partners and strategies for advocacy and communications • Actively collaborate and engage with grantee partners and peer funders to advance the objectives of the ECD-U.S. strategy • Foster a network of NGOs, thought leaders, private sector entities, and funders to align program targets, coordinate efforts, and broker partnerships • Participate in coalitions and/or movements to align the Foundation's communication and advocacy efforts with national and/or global frameworks and targets • Support the development of, and participate in, conference sessions and workshops that speak to sector learning and the Strategy's implementation • Writes blogs/articles for the website and supervises website content and updates • Support the development of presentations and other communication products including externally-facing documents and briefs
Contract Management: • Works with SPO in identifying the need for consultants within the program area • Carefully plans scope of work for contracts • Develops terms of reference for contracts • Effectively monitors progress and deliverables against timelines
Qualifications Required: • Bachelor's degree in public health, public policy, social sciences, social welfare or a related field, with a minimum of five (5) years experience • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience in program development and/or management experience • Substantive knowledge of policy issues and best practices regarding young children and their families in the U.S. as well as an understanding of the funding landscape • Ability to assess the leadership, track record, fiscal health and capacity of a nonprofit organization to lead a proposed program or project • Demonstrated ability to think critically about program design and implementation • Can connect and incorporate program learning and evaluation into strategy and program decisions and technical assistance • Enthusiastic, professional and self-motivating, with a ‘can-do’ attitude • Understands quantitative and qualitative data; ability to ask the right questions; experience with data analytics and evaluation • Creative, flexible, and collaborative with an ability to work in a team-oriented environment; demonstrates a high degree of initiative; results-oriented • Ability to continually seek information and look for new approaches to processes and practices • Welcomes feedback as a means to personal and professional growth • Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong presentation skills and the ability to clearly articulate ideas
Desired: • Graduate degree in public health, education, public policy, social sciences, social welfare or a related field • An understanding of grantmaking and the non-profit sector
About our Benefits:
We value the health and well-being of our employees, some of the benefits we offer include: • Comprehensive and generous health and life insurance options • Fitness benefits • Paid holidays, time off, and parental leave • Flexible work schedules and technology benefits • Foundation-funded retirement savings plan • Professional learning and development and educational assistance • Employee matching gifts to qualified non-profit organizations. Apply Here.
Title: Director of Charitable Giving
Status: Full-time, exempt
Typical Workweek: Monday-Friday, with some evening & weekend requirements
Salary: $50,000-$60,000, plus comprehensive benefits package
Location: Requires frequent travel throughout Berkshire County, Massachusetts
The Director of Charitable Giving will lead the philanthropic efforts of Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. Focus is on increasing the fundraising capacity of Habitat to build affordable homes, strengthen families and communities, and foster hope. The Director of Charitable Giving will implement fundraising strategies to accomplish fund development and capacity building initiatives identified in the strategic plan.
Responsibilities: • Lead the creation and execution of a comprehensive strategy and implementation plan to increase contributed revenue and meet fundraising goals. • Lead Major Giving program. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major giving donors. Build relationships with prospects who have the capacity and affinity to contribute a major gift. • Develop and implement Planned Giving Program. Track progress of pending Legacy and Bequest gifts. Create strategy, fulfill requests, produce correspondence and encourage increased participation. • Cultivate relationships with both corporate and individual donors with the goal of gaining long-term support. • Plan and complete projects associated with fundraising, including acquisition, solicitation, stewardship, and monitoring of all donor data and relationships, including annual campaign, Women Build, Giving Tuesday, Board Campaign, and all other donor campaigns. • Support the Development Committee. Engage, guide and create volunteer opportunities with a team approach for implementing fundraising techniques aimed at building and sustaining donors and prospects. • Lead all fundraising events, including developing event plan and purpose, volunteer committee engagement, recruitment of outside partners as needed, negotiating vendor contracts, and managing event budgets to maximize financial resources generated. • Work with construction team to identify items and services for construction projects, and solicit and coordinate in-kind donations to reduce construction expenses. • Increase giving across the organization working with colleagues, including Corporate Giving with local corporations, Faith-Based giving with local religious institutions, Institutional Giving from government and foundation sources, and Habitat International opportunities, including Cars for Homes and other initiatives. • Coordinate and oversee direct donor mailings, appeal letters, and other donor engagement activities. • Provide accurate and timely activity and pipeline reports and revenue forecasts. • Maintain up-to-date donor and prospect profiles and records of contact. Continuously ensure donor database management system is reflective of all fundraising activities. • Participate in public speaking and outreach opportunities as needed to share information about Habitat for Humanity’s goals and impact in the community. • Other tasks as needed for the overall success of the organization.
Skills and Experience Required: • Bachelor's degree; • Five+ years progressively responsible fundraising experience; • Strong oral communication/presentation skills, including comfort liaising with donors, colleagues, board members, community leaders, and elected officials; • Excellent people skills—ability to work with a diverse range of staff, volunteers, board members, future homeowners, etc. and handle all interactions with tact, diplomacy, and humor; • Ability to create budgets, and produce reports and other financial documents; • Experience with Bloomerang and project management tools, a plus; • CFRE preferred; • Proficiency in MS Word/Excel/Outlook; familiarity and/or ability to quickly learn other software.
If this opportunity looks like a fit for you, please submit 1) a tailored, authentic cover letter that explains why joining the Habitat team excites you and why this particular role is a fit for you and 2) your resume. Please address your cover letter to Carolyn Valli, Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Inc. of the Valley delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls* to be strong, smart, and bold. Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equip girls to achieve academically; lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Girls Inc. of the Valley is an independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues affecting girls and young women. *Girls Inc. of the Valley welcomes youth who identify as girls regardless of their assigned sex at birth, and those who are exploring their gender identity or expression during their time at Girls Inc. This position maintains our commitment to gender equality and justice by welcoming all youth who experience gender-based oppression (including but not limited to transgender girls, cisgender girls, trans masculine youth and non-binary individuals).
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of Development and Communications the Development Coordinator is responsible for executing fundraising efforts for Girls Inc. of the Valley. They will be responsible for managing the fundraising database, coordinating the administration of the donor acknowledgement program, providing customer service to donors, coordinating logistics for fundraising communications, social media and the annual fund appeals, both online and offline.
QUALIFICATIONS: An articulated belief in the mission of Girls Inc.; 2+ years of general experience in non-profit fundraising; Previous experience with data management or transferable skills with a track record of success a plus; Superior attention to detail, including accuracy in data entry and typewritten communication; Writing skills, including the ability to proofread for accuracy Understanding of the need for confidentiality, and ability to adhere to confidentiality polices and conduct appropriate for a representative of Girls Inc; Superior computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher/desktop publishing), databases, and Google Docs. Ability and willingness to quickly learn other software programs. Knowledge of Fundraiser and/or Trax 8 a plus; A Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse cultures, ethnicity, languages, abilities, and socioeconomic background, ability to multi-task, maintain a high energy level, and initiate projects independently. Integrity; Ability to work flexibly in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial atmosphere; and A sense of humor. Certificates/License and/or Registrations: Valid MA driver’s license, with good driving record.
Language Skills: Ability to read, comprehend and apply state, federal and/or grant rules and regulations in designing and generating reports and/or presentations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, individuals served by program and parents. Bilingual skills desirable.
Additional Information: May perform other duties deemed acceptable by the supervisor
Please send a cover letter, résumé, and names/contact information of three references to: Sandra Loya, Director of Business and Operations email@example.com Priority deadline: July 16, 2021. Applications accepted on rolling basis until position is filled.
Lander-Grinspoon Academy (LGA) is seeking an energetic and innovative Executive Director who will work to strengthen the school, providing inspirational and operational leadership to the entire school community. The next Director will have an opportunity to build on 25 years of growth, curriculum development and community building at a time when the Jewish population of the region is growing rapidly. The successful candidate will demonstrate a readiness to help grow our donor base, expand enrollment and deepen partnerships in our community.
The Director, in partnership with the Board of Directors, will identify strategic goals and priorities for the future of the school and will work to articulate and implement a shared vision of the unique mission of LGA and its potential impact in the Jewish community and the wider region. Their responsibilities will be divided into three major areas: 1) Executive Leadership and Board Relations, 2) Admissions, Marketing and Community Relations and 3) Development and Fiscal Management. The successful candidate will be prepared to listen and learn from the experience of their board and staff, while bringing new approaches to the job, clearly promoting the value of their ideas and acting decisively to implement necessary programmatic, procedural and structural improvements. They will have the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and the interpersonal and communication skills to forge connections, bringing people into the community.
This position requires personal resilience and significant investment of time and energy into relationship building with stakeholders throughout the school community. Given the range of responsibilities of leadership at a small school like LGA, the ability to enlist the support of the staff, delegate tasks and provide direction and oversight is essential. Likewise, the Director must be able to work with the Board President to cultivate a positive board culture that will ensure the long-term viability of the school. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of leadership and effective management of budgets and personnel.
In addition to the ability to work with a wide range of people in a diverse community, experience working in an education setting is a core requirement, with preference given to those with experience in Jewish day schools. Some combination of marketing, grant writing and/or fundraising experience is also a requirement. The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Above all, our next Executive Director must bring a commitment to core Jewish values and embrace the Derech LGA. View the full prospectus for this position at our website. To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé to the address below. Include your qualifications for this position and describe why you believe you are a fit for our school. LGA Leadership Search Committee c/o Matthew Roth-Katz, Chair firstname.lastname@example.org The salary range is $85,000 - $100,000 annually. Benefits include health insurance, two weeks vacation, Jewish holidays and an account for allowable travel and business expenses.
Ascentria Care Alliance employees and volunteers take pride in the impact they have on the people they serve. It’s more than just a job, it’s an opportunity our employees have to care for and share in the lives of people who greatly need and appreciate their presence. Ascentria Care Alliance focuses on every child, adult, elder, disabled person, refugee, and endangered teen or teenage mom in order to build stronger communities, one person at a time. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance the operations of one of the largest non-profit social services organization with programs throughout New England.
Position Summary: Ascentria seeks an experienced, results-oriented, Director of Development to build and manage major gifts, as well as to build upon the organization’s fundraising program and processes in support of its growing momentum. The successful candidate will be a passionate and accomplished fundraising professional with superior analytic, communication and management skills and the ability to work effectively with an Executive Team, Senior Leadership, employees and Board of Directors. Working directly with the Vice President of Development, the Director of Development will be the principal fundraising strategist for helping to design, manage, and implement a comprehensive fundraising program consistent with Ascentria’s current needs and long-term goals and to grow the annual budget through the solicitation of philanthropic support. The Director will develop giving strategies to grow donors and revenue, provide ongoing and proactive relationship management, and lead targeted outreach and cultivation. During this particular time, when Ascentria is experiencing heightened visibility and substantial growth, this new position will play an important role in helping to envision and actualize a progressive development potential and program. Working closely with a variety of prospects and constituents, s/he will manage donor relationships, expand and diversify the donor base/pipeline and work closely with Ascentria leadership and Development team members to secure funding for new initiatives.
Principal Responsibilities • Sustain and increase revenue from a diverse portfolio of public and private sources/donors, including churches, foundations, government agencies, corporations, groups, and individuals. • Build new donor relationships and identify ideal donors from public and private sources/donors. • Interact with donors and develop processes for other senior leaders to interact with discreet portfolios of donors to encourage their ongoing engagement and contributions. • Write content to elicit new audiences and cultivate better relationships with donors, sponsors, etc. • Plan and oversee fundraising events and seek out opportunities for financial support through sponsorships. • Ensure that donor database capabilities are maximized • Develop metrics, construct graphs and reports that identify needs and opportunities and relevant strategies. • Use trends and other analytics to set attainable and ambitious fundraising goals and to guide fundraising cycles and campaign decisions. • Ensure a respectful reputation for Ascentria
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience in development and administrative experience. • Demonstrated success meeting annual fundraising targets, preferably in a social services setting. • Excellent research, writing, editing, and interpersonal skills. • Proven ability to manage and track multiple prospects and donors. • Experience effectively building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents. • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and website applications. • Proficient with Raiser’s Edge fundraising database, wealth engines, and/or similar databases and platforms. • Ability to analyze and effectively use statistical information for planning, donor cultivation, moves management, etc. • Ability to analyze and compile technical and statistical information to prepare reports and correspondence. • Ability to review/edit the work products of others to ensure conformance to funding and reporting standards. • Ability to work effectively independently, and collaboratively, as a part of multiple teams, in a fast-paced, complex, and dynamic work environment. • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent organizational skills with the ability to quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks with short deadlines. • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters. • Experience in event planning and volunteer coordination is preferred but not required • Genuine interest in human services and the Ascentria mission and ability to effectively communicate that mission. • Ability to travel throughout the New England region (Up to 50%).
Trainings Required: • Ascentria Organizational Orientation. • Maintain mandatory training and certifications as required.
Physical/Mental Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position. Physical Demands are generally: Sedentary - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. • Required to sit for long periods of time. • Infrequent light physical effort required • Requires driving own vehicle to various sites. Mental Demands are generally: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to problem solve, make decisions, interpret data and organize. • Ability to do detailed work with high degree of concentration • Ability to work under stress or in a fast-paced environment.
Overview: The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation (Foundation) seeks a dynamic and creative Executive Director to grow and drive the Foundation's evolving fundraising efforts at an exciting time in the Foundation's history and 4-H in Massachusetts.
About the Foundation: The sole mission of the Foundation is to generate and provide financial resources to help expand, enrich, and advance 4-H youth development programs across the Commonwealth. The Foundation was formed in 1955 as an independent 501(c)(3) organization with its own Board of Trustees, and works in close cooperation with the University of Massachusetts Extension Program (UMass Extension). UMass Extension is solely responsible for developing and delivering 4-H programming in Massachusetts. The Foundation raises funds for the use of UMass Extension and assists in shaping programs in order to maximize fundraising opportunities. 4-H serves nearly 27,000 Massachusetts youth aged 5-18 years old and has a growing emphasis on outreach to under-resourced urban and rural communities in the state as part of a nationwide initiative to close learning and opportunity gaps for all children.
With offices located in Framingham, MA, the Foundation employs a full time Executive Director and three part-time staff members, and is led by an engaged Board of 19 members. The Foundation has an annual budget in excess of $400,000 and is financially stable with an endowment of $8.3M that covers a variety of program costs as well as its annual administration and operating expenses. In recent years, the Foundation has raised over $200,000 annually and has donated over $1.5 million to 4-H programming in the last five years.
About 4-H: 4-H is a positive youth development and mentoring program that creates confident, curious and resilient young adults through engaged programming around a pledge of one's Head to clearer thinking, Heart to greater loyalty, Hands to larger service, and Health to better living. Founded in 1908, 4-H is delivered via a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provide experiences where young people learn by doing – and is the largest youth development organization in the United States serving over six million young people annually. The 4-H program in Massachusetts is provided via UMass Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Responsibilities: The Executive Director of the Foundation will have the opportunity to lead and grow a successful philanthropic organization that funds 4-H programs to serve youth and expand 4-H services across Massachusetts, in partnership with a small, effective staff and committed Board of Trustees, and through collaboration with UMass Extension.
Priorities for the next Executive Director include: Strengthening and diversifying fundraising and fund management The Foundation consistently raises funds from loyal donors, effectively manages the endowment, and strives to support and expand the reach of 4-H in Massachusetts. The Foundation provides financial and other resources to UMass Extension for 4-H programming, as well as grants to individual 4-H clubs, camps and campers.
Taking a creative and strategic approach to fundraising, the Executive Director will cultivate individual and new donors, broaden demographic reach, identify alternative sources to government funding, and recruit corporate donors, while also increasing effective grant writing efforts. Exploring funding opportunities to serve more diverse youth across Massachusetts Dedicated to the advancement of 4-H, the Foundation aspires to ensure that 4-H youth receive the maximum opportunities available. As an advocate for 4-H programs, the Foundation provides resources to UMass Extension for program services that are community oriented and have broad reach across the state. The Foundation will continue to expand its reach to urban, suburban, and rural populations for support, and to increase the diversity of youth served and programs provided through both traditional and new vehicles. It is also essential that the Foundation ensure that the funds provided to UMass Extension are used in accordance with donor intent.
Advancing organizational strategic direction and vision: The Executive Director will play a strategic role in the direction and growth of the Foundation. They will continue to refine and sharpen mission and vision to help drive forward the work of the Foundation. The Executive Director will bring clarity of understanding across mission and vision with stakeholders and constituents, and coordinate with UMass Extension as it explores and implements ways to track, measure, and report program impacts and opportunities.
Building relationships and increasing public awareness: Getting the word out to funders, constituents, and the community while promoting the Foundation's impact will evolve as it looks for ways to increase outreach and improve messaging. This will require clear and consistent communication between UMass Extension and the Foundation, an increase in public awareness, involvement in more communities, stewardship of established and new networks, creation of an alumni body, and an ability to adjust and refine the Foundation's image.
Role of the Executive Director: The Executive Director is the face of the Foundation and works closely with the Director of the Massachusetts 4-H Youth Development Program at UMass Extension, Foundation staff, individual donors, grant-making foundations, and, to a lesser extent, contacts at the National 4-H Council. The Executive Director currently manages a Director of Finance, a Marketing and Communications Associate, and an Administrative Assistant. The position reports to the President of the Board of Trustees and is a voting member of the Board's Executive Committee. A strong and dynamic leader who has experience developing a vision and strategy and executing on a plan, the Executive Director is a consensus builder with an ability to drive the Foundation forward. The Executive Director will be a confident communicator and solicitor of gifts of all sizes, with a healthy respect for tradition and a vision for new and creative fundraising program development.
Qualifications: The Foundation is looking for an individual with strong fundraising experience, nonprofit management knowledge, and exceptional communications skills.
Ideal applicants will have the following: • Five (5) years of demonstrated fundraising experience with mission-driven organizations required; track record of managing and growing an annual giving program • Excellent communication and listening skills, with the passion and presence to articulate a vision and serve as the primary spokesperson for the Foundation; marketing experience is helpful • Thoughtful and collaborative leadership and management style with an ability to build consensus and relationships across traditional and new connections • Background in youth development, education, 4-H, and /or agriculture is appreciated • Understanding of sound nonprofit business and financial practices; board management and development experience • Proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion values and cultivation • Ability to motivate, engage, and influence others; authenticity of engagement with diverse audiences in a variety of situations • Fluency with basic technology, CRM databases, and grant writing is preferred In addition to the above qualifications, key attributes include: • Integrity • Leads by example • Outstanding work ethic • Strong organizational skills • Attention to detail • Comfort in delegating/directing tasks
Candidate Guidelines: This executive search is being conducted by TSNE and consultants Jodi Dowling and Mimi Brunelle. Interested candidates should submit materials via the job link. Electronic submissions sent through the job link are preferred. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential within the search committee. Candidates should include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of the Foundation along with salary expectations and how they learned of the position. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
The Executive Director position is full time (40 hours per week); candidates who might prefer a slightly reduced and pro-rated work-hour arrangement will be considered. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required. Salary is commensurate with relevant experience, within the framework of the organization's annual operating budget, and in the approximate range of $85-100,000. Benefits include a flexible work schedule, an optional hybrid model of remote and location-bound work hours out of the Foundation headquarters, four weeks paid vacation, standard business expense reimbursement consistent with IRS regulations, and potential for an annual health care subsidy. The Massachusetts 4-H Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. Apply Here.