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Membership Director
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting
posted July 16, 2020

Vice President of Program and Services
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
posted July 16, 2020

Marketing Communications Specialist

Women's Center & Shelter

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  • Indianapolis, Indiana, Position Summary:  The Director of Development is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of fundraising activities, including oversight and implementation of annual giving activities, day of giving, donor stewardship, and new efforts in launching a major gifts program. Each day may be different, one moment strategizing a long-term plan to the next moment of administrative work. The Director of Development will also be involved in supporting the Sorority’s National Philanthropic Partnership relationships in the Alpha Sigma Tau Women’s Wellness Initiative. Position Description and Responsibilities include: Developing, achieving, and evaluating Foundation fundraising goals. Successfully identifying and cultivating Foundation donors within the existing supporter base. Fostering a culture of philanthropy through the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation. Exhibiting excellent stewardship of Sorority and Foundation resources through successful collaboration with fellow staff members and vendors.   Position Duties include, but are not limited to: Serve as the chief development strategist in alignment with the organization's mission, vision, and priorities as established by the Foundation Board. Create an environment of continuous improvement where efforts are devoted to the perpetual enhancement of the Sorority and Foundation’s culture and results. Communicate fundraising and engagement objectives and expectations throughout the organization, articulating clear roles and responsibilities as well as success criteria to achieve unity of purpose. Lead the identification, cultivation, commitment, and recognition of current and future donors (collegians, alumnae, parents, friends, organizations, etc.). Achieve aggressive fundraising goals through the ongoing development and execution of annual, planned, and major gift programs. Identify top donor profiles through prospect research and prioritize resources to educate, motivate, and develop donor support. Lead fundraising training and development to enhance the abilities of the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation Board of Directors. Manage all aspects of the annual (mail and email) campaign for Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation including writing, development, and strategy. Manage vendor relationships for Foundation operations including print communication, marketing/premiums, giving day, and other fundraising support platforms. Lead the identification, cultivation, commitment, and recognition of current and future donors (collegians, alumnae, parents, friends, organizations, etc.). Execute and enhance donor stewardship processes and opportunities. Support Foundation operations through applicable completion and delegation of administrative tasks.   Travel includes, but is not limited to: National Convention, typically held June of every even year Officer Academy, typically held every January THE Foundations Seminar, typically held in August annually Foundation Board Meetings typically hosted two times annually Targeted chapter milestone and alumnae events Individual donor meetings Required Minimum Qualifications: Excellent verbal, written, and non-verbal communication skills 5-7 years of demonstrated professional success in charitable or association-based fundraising efforts Ability to structure an effective and productive fundraising strategy using clear objectives and related metrics of performance Demonstrated leadership ability to exercise sound judgment, decisiveness, and performance with a positive impact Computer proficiency including use of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Mail Familiarity with email marketing tools Understands how to navigate a member database Bachelor’s Degree with professional or educational experience in successful fundraising   Preferred Qualifications: 7-10 years of professional success in charitable or association-based fundraising Certified Fund-Raising Executive Work experience in a membership association Familiar with Patriot Member Database, Adobe InDesign, and MailChimp Member of a National Panhellenic Conference organization; Alpha Sigma Tau members most preferred Supplemental materials required for consideration. Visit to learn more. $55,000-$65,000 annualized salary, commensurate with education and experience. Competitive benefits package including SIMPLE IRA which includes up to a 3% pre-tax salary contribution matched by the employer. Health/dental/vision/life insurances. Paid time off includes holidays, vacation, and personal time.
  • East Lansing, Michigan, CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION Title: Development Officer II/S Level: APSA14 Working Title: Director of Development & Alumni Relations College of Nursing   BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY One of five colleges within MSU’s health and natural science cluster, the College of Nursing is committed to being a leader in creating positive change in healthcare outcomes through excellence in nursing education, research, and practice. With a focus on national healthcare initiatives and a 70-year history of preparing nurse leaders, the College is proud to have graduated more than 7,500 Spartan nurses, and to educate more than 500 students each year. The recently completed Empower Extraordinary capital campaign raised $16 million against a $14 million goal, which has positioned the college for continued fundraising success. The Office of University Advancement, together with the College of Nursing, is seeking a confident and energetic leader to plan and direct the organization and operation of a comprehensive development and alumni relations program for the College of Nursing. This program includes the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of MSU alumni and friends as well as periodic special purpose appeals and programs with business, industry and interested foundations. The Director of Development and Alumni Relations will be one who can lead a philanthropic effort that supports the service and research-oriented vision and mission of the College. As MSU begins efforts to strategically positions itself to enter its third billion-dollar plus campaign, the Director will play a pivotal leadership role in planning and spearheading the campaign effort – focused on endowment and expendable support – for the College. This includes conducting a needs assessment of programs, developing the case for support, refining funding priorities, recruiting, and mobilizing volunteers, preparing and reviewing proposals, identifying prospects, and actively soliciting contributions with a primary focus on gifts of $100,000 and more. The Director reports directly to the Senior Executive Director of Constituency Programs and to the Dean of the College of Nursing. CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Fundraising Plans and implements methods of prospect identification, solicitation, and cultivation in order to achieve successful solicitations for funds and matches donor interests with the needs of the College. The Director will manage a portfolio of 120 major gift prospects, strive to conduct 15-20 significant personal visits per month, which will include discovery visits to qualify new prospects, and deliver 2-4 proposals per month. Plans and implements the major, planned, and principal gifts program for the College as well as funding from other sources, including corporations and foundations. The Director will focus on 6- and 7-figure gift fundraising with in- and out-of-state travel required. Prepares annual operating plan that outlines goals, objectives, and strategies for the overall advancement program as well as for self and each member of the development and alumni office. Provides assistance to donors regarding tax laws, policies and procedures and resolves problems in order to maintain a positive image of the University. Personnel Management Hires, supervises, directs, motivates, and evaluates professional and support staff in order to assure high performance and consistency with quantity and quality of work performed. Set clear direction and priorities for professionals and administrative support personnel. Promote excellence through well-defined and measurable goals. Lead by example; foster a work environment that recognizes and rewards cross functional collaboration and team-based efforts. Celebrate current achievements and set clear expectations for future success. Actively mentor and train staff, providing frequent opportunities for professional learning and growth; emphasize retention as a means of increasing capacity and expertise of the team. Fully leverage human and financial resources and promote greater efficiency. Provide the structure and guidance necessary to promote a high-performance culture that meets the needs and expectations of a successful and diverse alumni community. Recruits, trains, motivates, and evaluates volunteers in order to accomplish college goals and objectives. Programmatic Management Audits internal operations in order to develop standardized procedures and to ensure conformity with established policy. Plans, hosts, and communicates at meetings of the public and University personnel in order to provide information on the College and/or University. Assists in budget preparation in order to ensure consistency with departmental goals. Collaborates with external relations staff, including development, alumni, public relations, and communications, in order to ensure coordination of information to alumni and friends of the College. Coordinates the composing, editing, and publishing of college development literature in order to provide staff and volunteers with annual campaign progress reports and appropriate stewardship. COMMUNICATIONS/INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Michigan State University Alumni/Individuals/Major Corporations/Businesses/Employees and Corporate Leadership - in order to solicit as potential donors, handle their donor requests and to cultivate and train them as potential volunteers. Faculty - in order to educate, train and partner with them in the Development process, to seek their advice on needs, to answer funding questions, and collaborate on prospect/proposal strategy. Staff - in order to train, provide work oversight and to establish priorities. Department Heads/Michigan State University Executive Management - in order to consult and coordinate work within University structure to aid in the identification of potential donors and gain support of special projects. Michigan State University Vice President and Associate Vice President of University Advancement - in order to advise on the progress of specific College campaigns. Michigan State University campaign leadership - in order to seek their advice on the cultivation and solicitation of major donors and to assist them in soliciting donors. Michigan State University Trustees - in order to seek advice and obtain assistance for solicitation. Peers/Professional Organizations - in order to obtain advice and council on options being considered for programs. Government Agencies/Foundations - in order to assess current funding priorities and particular donor procedures. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Direction is received from the Executive Director of Constituency Programs and from the Dean of the College of Nursing. SUPERVISION EXERCISED This position supervises the Assistant Director of Development for the College, Office Supervisor and Communications and Donor Relations Coordination. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Required: Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing and/or Business; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in professional and higher education fundraising, public relations, marketing, development of budgets, preparation and presentation of case statements and analysis of operations; or an equivalent combination of Nursing and experience. Travel is required. Desired: A Bachelor’s degree: Communications, Public Relations, Marketing and/or Business preferred. Five years experience in professional fundraising, public relations, marketing or a related field or three years of progressively responsible professional experience in higher education development, public relations or a related field. Previous experience working in a healthcare or academic environment a plus. Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, and written/oral communications. Demonstrated experience in facilitating major gifts through planned giving instruments. Working knowledge of tax laws affecting charitable giving. Travel involving automobile. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Patricia Karam, Recruitment Manager, at . All candidates must submit an application and resume through the Michigan State University Human Resources web-based system the URL for that website is  Please indicate the position number 673670 when submitting your application. Screening of applicants will continue until the position is filled. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities. The Office of University Advancement, together with the College of Nursing, is seeking a confident and energetic Director of Development & Alumni Relations leader to plan and direct the organization and operation of a comprehensive development and alumni relations program for the College of Nursing. 
  • Sacramento , California, About Us The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.   The Position The Talent Coordinator works with the Employee Experience Director and Talent Manager in the California Business Unit to provide procedural and administrative support in the areas of recruitment, talent management, staff professional development, compensation, organizational development and training for the California Chapter.    Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and 2 years related experience or equivalent combination. Experience coordinating administrative processes. Experience generating reports and interpreting data. Experience maintaining files, processing paperwork, data entry or related.  Experience working with MS Office software and database software. Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading. Experience organizing time and managing diverse activities to meet deadlines. Experience responding to employee or customer inquiries. Experience working across teams and communicating with a wide range of people.   How to Apply To view the full position description and apply, please visit . Search for job ID# 49000 in the keyword search. Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST October 9, 2020. If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Please visit our career center for a full list of all our open positions globally. New opportunities are posted daily!  
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Position Purpose : Responsible for supporting the Deputy Director and the development team in sustaining City on a Hill’s philanthropic mission to restore hope, reduce poverty, strengthen families and foster racial reconciliation.  The role manages the organization’s fundraising programs such as the annual fund drive, planned giving, foundation and corporate contributions, direct mail, online giving, and telephone solicitations. Responsible for donor research and reports of fundraising activities and outcomes, donor recognition and stewardship, and special fundraising events. This role requires a willingness to “roll up shirt sleeves” as a fundraising generalist expected to get the work done in a variety of development responsibilities such as: research & prospecting, campaign & event execution, direct donor communications, data entry and monitoring, and other duties as assigned.   Reporting Relationship: Reports to Deputy Director, who in turn reports to the Executive Director. This position may assist other leadership staff in capital campaigns and stewardship of major donors. Data Entry staff and other support positions will work closely with this position. The Deputy Director’s administrative assistant will provide logistical and administrative support of key projects for this role.   Essential Functions: Manages the Development and Execution of Annual Fund Efforts Track corporate relationships including developing and implementing schedule of benefits. Identify, track, and propose appropriate partnership or sponsorship opportunities. Coordinate with leadership team to ensure all benefits are met as promised. Help develop web initiatives to increase online giving (e.g., monthly donors) In collaboration with Deputy Director, Executive Director, and other allies, creatively expand individual donor program, including cultivating new opportunities to engage individual donors and increasing support of current donors. Develop printed and online collateral to support major gifts expansion, i.e. pamphlets, the annual report, donor updates and website strategy. Maintain oversight of key performance indicators related to development and philanthropy work streams to produce and measure ROI on all campaigns and projects. Works with leadership team to engage donors in program activities throughout the year to strengthen relationships and showcase program impact.   Supports the Execution of Our Fund Development Strategy Provides logistical support to document the vision and process for our entire funding strategy for City on a Hill alongside the Deputy Director and senior leadership team that allows us to grow our impact and become financially sustainable with an increased reach. Coordinates tasks to maintain our annual budget for all fund development activities. Works with communications staff to execute an annual public relations campaign targeting key donors to increase the visibility and reputation of the organization. Coordinates a strategy for reaching out to current donors at various levels and segments.   Responsible for Donor Research and Data Management Uses Donor Snap database to track all interactions and stages of the donor lifecycle with donors and prospects. Conducts research on prospects, including individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies previously identified as potential sources of funds for specific projects at City on a Hill and general operations of the organization. Researches potential new funding prospects, including foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals; and report on findings in a clear and concise manner. Conducts ongoing research in business, philanthropy, and related fields to identify potential donors and sources of donor information. Carefully analyzes financial and program data and creates reports that identify areas of concern or future success stories to prioritize in our mission aligned messaging. Researches/ tracks other organizations ideas to identify “what works” relative to furthering our organizational learning to drive impact in communities we serve. Explores other creative revenue-generating opportunities and programs such as earned-income, program consulting, planned giving, membership-based programs, merchandising, website fundraising, corporate partnerships, etc.   Manages Stewardship Plans & Activities Responsible for designing, communicating, and managing the organization’s donor stewardship plan across all streams and segments; leveraging senior leadership to own and execute on major donor relationships where appropriate. Assembles and sends welcome and quarterly packets to individual and church partners and youth sponsors. Manages communication calendar to ensure timely mailings. Monitors partner gifts and reports regularly to the Deputy Director on status of partners and outcomes of the Partnership Program. Assembles mail lists and packets for corporate solicitation. Enters corporate donor data and produces corporate donor reports. Participates in the formulation of fund-raising strategy for specific projects and general operating support through meetings and discussions with the Deputy Director, Executive Director, program staff, and others as appropriate. Assist in designing and creating organizational collateral for potential donors and funders, working with communications manager when appropriate. Assist the Deputy Director, administrative assistant, and communications manager with Annual Report, including information on donors, funders, and financial reports as needed. Responsible for identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining fund raising opportunities, activities and records by tracking deadlines; managing all grant writing stages, collating, submitting and following up on proposals; and coordinating all donor recognition and acknowledgements during development process.   Manages Grant Funding Activities Develops and submits grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, including public entities, for large grants, both new and renewals. Coordinates other staff who may have a role in the writing and processing of grants, from beginning to end. Establishes and cultivates personal relationships with program officers and sets up the Deputy Director to have connections to trustees and decision makers of funding bodies as appropriate. Oversees foundation prospect research to identify future funders. Schedules and prepares contact reports for the senior leadership for initiation/cultivation of relationships with funders. Works with Development staff and Program staff on funder site visits. Leverages technology and project management experience to maintain an efficient, data-informed, and timely grant process for all applications and reports so that we remain a best-in class grantee with all institutional donors.   Oversees Fundraising Events Develops an annual schedule of fundraising events with senior leadership team, and monitors timetables created with communications and administrative staff for promoting events, inviting appropriate guests, incorporating board members, securing sponsors and speakers, and engaging those we serve. Manages fundraising event budgets (projected income & expense). Debriefs events, evaluating their effectiveness in raising funds and sharing the mission of City on a Hill.     Adheres to the values of City on a Hill and contributes to the unity of the team. Attends Leadership Days, annual staff retreat, and All Staff social events. Assists in mobilizing high-level volunteers in fundraising. Involved in monthly hands-on ministry activity. Completes other duties as reasonably assigned. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS : Flexibility to accommodate the needs of a growing organization. Willingness to contribute in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Evidence of spiritual maturity, including integrity, humility, and self -discipline.   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Clear commitment to life transformation, community revitalization, racial justice, and stewardship of resources Demonstrated ability to build relationships with philanthropists, as well as write and present clearly and persuasively Systems-oriented leader with well-honed fundraising operations and management skills Creative, out-of-the-box thinker and problem solver who excels in a collaborative and entrepreneurial environment Analytical, organized, proactive, detail-oriented with strong ability to prioritize Sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information Excellent interpersonal skills including strong work ethic, impeccable integrity, and judgment Understanding of nonprofit development, especially grant writing, tracking and management Familiarity with best ways to promote an organization-wide culture of philanthropy   EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE: Bachelor’s degree required Minimum 5 years of development experience Track record of success in developing and implementing scalable fundraising plans, cultivating donors, and soliciting across corporate, foundation, and individual giving. Growing relationship with Christ and involvement in a local church Excellent communication skills a must, both written and verbal, with an ability to articulate complex programs, present exciting partnership opportunities, and report on progress and outcomes – must enjoy writing. Positive attitude with customer service orientation and willingness to “roll up shirt sleeves” as a fundraising generalist expected to get the work done. Proficiency with Microsoft Office required; experience with donor management databases preferred. Cross-cultural experience an asset   MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, and lift frequently throughout the workday. Occasionally lifts items weighing up to 20 lbs. Must have functional speech, vision, and hearing. Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job. Exposed to a normal office environment. Valid driver’s license. Shared with final candidates
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Reporting to the Associate Vice-President (Alumni and Donor Relations), the Director, Stewardship is responsible for creating a program that appropriately and consistently promotes interactions with and recognition of donors at all levels.  This position plays a vital role in sustaining meaningful donor relationships that lead to increased outright and deferred gifts to the University of Manitoba. The role is part of the team providing fundraising expertise and leadership to the university’s executive (President’s Executive Team, Deans, Directors) and the entire university community. Stewardship is an area of strategic importance to the university, especially now as the University of Manitoba continues its $500 million Front and Centre campaign.   Major responsibilities include creating, managing and continually improving stewardship programs that relay impact, educate and inspire donors, and instil donor confidence including, but not limited to: Donor recognition practices Impact reports Gift announcement and donor recognition events Endowment fund reporting Fund utilization monitoring Tax receipt processes Acknowledgement letters   The Director, Stewardship reports to the Associate Vice-President (Alumni & Donor Relations) and works closely with the President, Vice-President (External), the leadership team of Alumni and Donor Relations, as well as with alumni, volunteers and internal partners across the university, especially the Marketing Communications Office, Donor Relations, Alumni Relations and Ceremonies and Events to deliver outstanding donor communications and experiences.    SECTION 3.   KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES   Stewardship                                                                                                                                                  40% Programs will deliver outstanding experiences to donors that increase their likelihood of making an additional and greater contribution to the university’s strategic priorities. This includes: Creation of a President’s Stewardship Program that includes impactful stewardship of our key donors and their families. The President will play a key role in the program; Complex and/or large-scale donor reporting initiatives and activities; Strategic year-round donor engagement initiatives and activities; Working with Donor Relations Officers, acts as the principal strategist to develop and implement individual stewardship plans for the university’s top donors and ensure their execution in cooperation with the Director, Major Gifts, Associate Vice-President (Alumni & Donor Relations), stewardship officers, and/or other key partners. Ensure that donors to the University of Manitoba are thanked promptly, appropriately, professionally, and accurately according to gift levels, donor history, and special circumstances Builds and strengthens relationships with internal (donor relations officers, faculty partners) and external (donors, alumni, volunteers) clients through day-to-day project and client management, strategy development and overall project vision. Prepares and edits correspondence to donors from the President and Vice-Chancellor and other members of the University leadership team.     Leadership                                                                                                                                                       35% Provides leadership and direction to the Associate Vice-President (Alumni & Donor Relations), Deans, Directors, high level volunteers, and the External Relations unit to facilitate effective donor stewardship. Manage and oversee the administrative and daily operations of all stewardship/impact reporting programs Establishes relationships with key faculty and university community members and engages these individuals as needed in the stewardship process. Works with Donor Relations Officers and writers to provide expert advice on recognition and accountability commitments made in funding proposals, gift agreements, etc. Directly supervises, delegates work and provides mentorship to Stewardship Officers.   Strategic Planning                                                                                                                                           35% Sets the strategic direction for the University of Manitoba stewardship program to ensure it follows best practices in donor stewardship Designs and implements a comprehensive strategic stewardship and recognition program for the institution’s donors at all levels. Establish and manage information tracking processes regarding acknowledgement, recognition on-going communications and continued cultivation of past and current donors to enhance their relationships with the university and increase the likelihood of continued contributions Employs best practice strategies and effective project management to ensure projects achieve objectives and are implemented on time and on budget. Acts as a key strategist to develop and implement donor recognition events including gift announcements Consult directly with donors and internal leadership including the President, Vice-President (External), Associate Vice-President (Alumni & Donor Relations), and others on strategy and planning Brief senior university executives including the President, Vice-President (External), Associate Vice-President (Alumni & Donor Relations) Work in conjunction with our events team to execute these events MINIMUM FORMAL EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED:  University Bachelor's or Master’s degree. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is preferred.   EXPERIENCE:  5 – 7 senior level experience in stewardship, fundraising, donor communications, or a related field Experience within the higher education sector is preferred Prior management/supervisory experience, with the ability to lead and motivate staff preferred Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of fundraising activities, donor motivations, and stewardship best practices The ability to work strategically, develop and implement stewardship programs and activities Excellent written communication skills Ability to manage multiple project simultaneously and work effectively under time constraints Exceptional attention to detail Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to respond to internal and external constituents with tact, diplomacy and discretion Ability to work collaboratively and as a team player Competency in problem solving   SKILLS:  Skilled in applying specialized knowledge in the field of fundraising. Excellent communication skills to deal effectively with senior level positions in the University and with CEOs and upper management of corporations. Above average communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong public speaking skills. Project planning, implementation, monitoring and assessment capabilities Demonstrated strategic planning and organizational skills are essential.   ABILITIES:  Must be visionary and goal focused and be able to take leadership initiative and work collaboratively as a team player. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage a diverse staff. Proven ability to relate to people in diverse circumstances and contexts projecting presence, warmth and sincerity in relationship building and fundraising. Demonstrated ability to guard confidentiality. Ability to prioritize and manage a diverse workload with competing deadlines High energy and enthusiasm. Demonstrated commitment to higher education.