Job Postings

Maine Seacoast Mission
Director of Development
(posted 09/25/2018)

Bar Harbor, ME

Job Description
The Maine Seacoast Mission has stayed a trusted friend along the Maine coast for more than 100 years. "We have always been committed to our work for the long haul, and island and coastal residents know they can rely on us. While our presence is steady, we are responsive to the needs of individuals and communities, and our programs adapt to meet changing conditions. We are deeply attentive to those we serve and are guided by their input and participation. We believe in the capacity of individuals and communities to determine their own futures.

The Maine Seacoast Mission was founded by two Congregational ministers, but receiving the Mission’s services has never been dependent on someone’s beliefs or church membership. We honor a spiritual center that values wholeness and respect of persons and communities, and we do our work with a shared passion based on our various personal and religious beliefs."

We are seeking a Director of Development to lead and manage all functions of the Maine Seacoast Mission that relate to resource development, including marketing and communications.

The development director is a key member of the senior management team and reports to the president. The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to meet the criteria of the job description below, as well as the demonstrated leadership skills to successfully and sustainably support these rural Maine communities.   


Set fundraising priorities, in concert with the president and development committee leadership

Develop and monitor fundraising strategies, annual plans of work and budgets

Oversee marketing and public relations plan, including print communications such as the Bulletin and program-specific material, website, social media, media relations, external events and appearances Identify, cultivate, and steward key donor relationships

Work to  increase unrestricted gifts  Manage and execute the Annual Fund program including all mediums, from direct mail to social media to fundraising events such as the Sunbeam Award Gala and EdGE Tennis Tournament Works to increase unrestricted gifts and identify major gift fundraisers.  

Provide progress and summary reports, e.g. board reports Seek counsel from development committee members, who support and guide development efforts Lead and supervise development staff and contractors

Develop relationships with foundations, corporate and governmental funds, procuring foundation and government grants that support operations and special projects As future plans and resources allow, build out deeper plans to secure planned gifts and bequests   


Demonstrated organizational management skills, including: financial management, budget preparation and oversight, staff oversight and supervision.

Ability to think strategically and to effectively implement strategic goals and objectives Nonprofit fundraising experience including: demonstrated ability to interact positively with a sophisticated donor base.

Understanding of Rural Maine culture   


Advanced degree  5+ years successful development / philanthropy experience leading fundraising efforts in an organization (preferably non-profit with a similar mission)

Experience and success in securing financial and other assets for a nonprofit organization, including annual and major fundraising

Poise and comfort with social exchanges, both one-on-one and in groups

Ability to write well Understands research and its relation to plans and outcomes

Knowledge of methods to track, analyze and report data Tech savvy

Knowledge about data management, especially development software, e.g., Abila Fundraising 50

Strong interpersonal skills, including valuing working as teams

Enthusiasm for the mission of the Maine Seacoast Mission.


In- and out-of-state travel

Asset development is often deadline driven, which sometimes requires flexibility schedules and longer work days. 

In addition, the position includes attending external events related to the position that are often ‘after hours’, either the Mission’s own or those of others that would benefit the Mission.  

Other Information

Compensation will be determined by a number of factors including demonstrated fundraising  experience, industry experience, internal equity and skills brought to the job.  

How to Apply
Interested applicants please submit your resume to Pro Search, Inc. for consideration:

Andrea Gleason
Recruiting Consultant, Recruiting Services
Pro Search, Inc.  

We regret that due to high volume we are only able to correspond with candidates whose qualifications most closely match the position requirements. Applicant not meeting our specifications will be considered for future opportunities.    

Last Day to Apply
December 24

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
Director of Development
(posted 09/25/2018)

South Hero, VT

Job Description
Purpose of Job:
• Develop, promote, and manage sound fundraising practices and plans that ensure appropriate funding to sustain day-to-day operations and future capital campaigns

Essential Job Functions:
• Prepare, organize, direct, and coordinate grant research, writing, and reporting
• Develop and implement an annual development plan to meet the financial needs of the organization, with appropriate goals and performance metrics for all areas of the organization.
• Responsible for identifying, cultivating soliciting, and stewarding donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations.
• Identify potential contributors through examination of past records, individual, and corporate contacts, and knowledge of community
• Plan and coordinate appeals for restricted and unrestricted funds, capital campaign, and planned gifts
• Manage donor base
• Organize campaigns to reach potential contributors through various digital channels
• Train, supervise, and evaluate development staff to ensure successful productivity and achievement of established goals and objectives
• Plan and coordinate internal special events
• Oversee and coordinate external special events
• Serve as liaison to Board of Directors; Prepares monthly reports
• Design and write content for the Annual “Friends of TKT” newsletter and content for the annual yearbook
• Serve as the staff liaison for the Fundraising Committee

Work Schedule:
• Ability to work week nights and weekends required

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to perform all required job tasks in a climate controlled office and outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions

• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Excellent communication skills-both written and spoken
• Organization and attention to detail is mandatory
• Experience supervising and leading a team
• Proficiency in donor base management systems
• Ability to treat people of all abilities with respect and integrity
• Experience in fundraising, development, and marketing
• CFRE certified preferred

Organization Description
Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides challenging, extraordinary experiences in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer and their families. Camp exists for Vermont and Northern New York children (including other out-of-state children who are treated in Vermont), at no cost to their families.

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter by October 12th to

Last Day to Apply
October 12, 2018

Bates College
Gift Planning Administrator
(posted 09/25/2018)

Lewiston, ME

Job Description
Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.
Since its founding by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Bates was the first co-educational college in New England, and some of its earliest students were former slaves. The college continues to live that promise of inclusiveness.
Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.
The college is proud of it deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

The Position

Reporting to the Associate VP for College Advancement, the Gift Planning Administrator will act as the primary coordinator in estate administration (which brings in 70% of the annual revenue of Gift Planning). Additionally acts in the administration and legal compliance of the college’s gift planning program with 200 life income gift participants and $30 million of assets under management. Serves as initial client-facing receiver for all gift planning inquiries and notifications. Obtains and reviews estate documents to determine the College’s interest; reviews estate accountings, proactively monitors estate administration to ensure it is proceeding in a timely manner; performs data entry, data analysis, and preparation of reports as needed by the Associate VP for College Advancement. Coordinates with donors to ensure their testamentary gifts support the college’s mission and that the college will be able to accept the gift at the time it is realized. Provides timely and professional responses to inquiries and requests from donors and family members, as well as all financial advisors, executors, attorneys, and bank trust officers; assist with gift processing and bequest settlement. Serves as initial contact for all gift planning inquiries, and as primary liaison among donors, the college’s custodial bank, and the college Finance office to ensure prompt and accurate payments to donors participating in the life income gift program; Primary contact with attorneys and executors where the college is the beneficiary of an estate or trust.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Paralegal certificate desirable.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills.
• Strong presentation skills and ability to develop dynamic presentations.

• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
• Impeccable organizational (time, task, project management) skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community.
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
• Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
• Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules.
• Adapts well to a highly motivated work environment which encompasses new work situations, different types of people and ideas, and rigor in established procedures;
• Exhibits maturity, reliability, composure, and stability under pressure in order to handle on-the-job challenges;
• Understands and abides by a high standard of professional ethics in order to ensure the integrity of the organization;
• Self-motivated and able to work independently;
• Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
• Three to five years of legal and/or financial administration experience highly desirable (experience in a law office, trust department, private banking, fiduciary accounting, investment management);
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience in working with high net-worth individuals and the elderly a plus;
• Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to independently handle multiple and varied tasks, ability to follow detailed procedures that demand accuracy;
• Demonstrated computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation and slide software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point), database and electronic mail software, internet applications; familiarity with gift planning software (such as PG Calc) and fundraising databases (such as Banner) desirable.

How to Apply
For a full job description and link to apply online, please go here:

Last Day to Apply
Open Until Filled

University of Maine Foundation
Philanthropy Officer
(posted 09/17/2018)

Orono, Maine

Job Description
The University of Maine Foundation with offices in Orono and Falmouth, Maine, seeks a motivated and goal-oriented Philanthropy Officer to represent the private support needs of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Maine in Orono.

The Philanthropy Officer will develop relationships with alumni and friends leading to annual, major and planned gifts. The Philanthropy Officer will engage regularly with the dean and leadership of the college, attend events and functions, manage a portfolio of donors and prospects who affiliate primarily with CLAS, and participate in general UMaine fundraising and event activities.

Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years of relevant fundraising/sales experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrated success in soliciting gifts or closing sales of $50,000 and above.

Professional experience in higher education or non-profit fundraising.

Practice with fundraising and/or sales database.

Other Information
The University of Maine Foundation is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization Description
The University of Maine Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Established in 1934, the Foundation exists to encourage gifts and bequests to promote academic achievement, foster research and elevate intellectual pursuits at the University of Maine in Orono and other charitable organizations.

How to Apply
The full job description can be found at

Please apply by mail or email and include a letter of application, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Email Address:

Mailing Address: Human Resources, University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, Maine 04469

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

NH Audubon
Development Coordinator
(posted 09/17/2018)

Concord, NH 03301

Job Description
HOURS: Flexible; Four days 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (plus an additional one hour total per week); one hour unpaid lunch. Additional hours may be required as necessary.

SCHEDULE: 28 hours per week, part-time, non-exempt (hourly paid) staff position. Schedule may vary according to needs.

DESCRIPTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people by working with the general public, members, and donors to increase long term financial viability of NH Audubon.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Director of Membership & Development

• Direct and oversee the development and implementation of assigned fund raising programs.

• Develop and maintain a portfolio of 35-50 mid-range prospects consisting of corporate, foundation, and individual donors.

• Meet annual fund-raising goals.

• Cultivate and solicit gifts from prospects and meet assigned fundraising goals.

• Plan and implement selected donor stewardship events for major donors in order to keep them informed of our activities and gather feedback with the goal of increasing financial support. These will include but are not limited to:
o Working with volunteer committees, obtaining corporate sponsors, and collaborating with staff and volunteers to plan and implement events that will build a base of supporters, including the cultivation and stewardship of existing supporters with the end-goal of increasing revenue.
o Receptions, dinners, outings, and house parties with Director of M&D, NHA President, biologists, and/or other staff and/or trustees;

• Manage and facilitate donor relations in and around specific geographies within New Hampshire. Focus on specific geographies, as assigned, including but not limited to:
o Newfound Lake region with the purpose of increasing revenue to support NHA’s Newfound Lake programs and facilities.
o Seacoast region to grow and enhance donor base around birding outings and Seacoast Chapter members.

• In collaboration with Environmental Education Director, develop a plan and implement strategies to raise operation revenues and program support for Environmental Education state-wide.

• Perform related duties as assigned.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing, proof reading and speaking. Must have management skills with the ability to work effectively within a diverse community. Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments simultaneously. Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism. Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges; email and web searches. Must have experience with database programs (Raiser’s Edge experience preferred). Basic knowledge of natural history desirable. Knowledge of media relations and marketing is important when promoting events.

How to Apply
Send letter of interest and current resume to:

Sean Gillery, Director of Membership and Development
c/o NH Audubon
84 Silk Farm Rd.
Concord, NH 03301


Last Day to Apply
October 20, 2018

Lawrence General Hospital
Director of Development
(posted 09/17/2018)

Lawrence, MA

Job Description

Lawrence General Hospital – a leading regional medical center clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children – seeks an experienced development professional to champion a highly respected institution that provides critical healthcare to area residents as well as innovative and progressive community outreach programs to underserved populations. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development will capitalize on the momentum of a recently completed capital campaign by building and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects with a focus on individual, major, planned, or corporate gifts.
Each year Lawrence General provides vital health services to nearly 300,000 residents throughout the Merrimack Valley. With a legacy dating back to the late 1800s, the hospital today offers outstanding services in the complete array of clinical areas, including primary care, cardiovascular services, cancer care, women’s health, pediatrics, orthopedics and spine treatment, and emergency services. Lawrence General has national accreditations for excellence in its trauma center, bariatric, imaging and cardiac programs and distinctions in recognition of its strong clinical programs and commitment to safety; these include “A” ratings by the Leapfrog Group for meeting the highest healthcare safety standards in the United States.

With annual revenues of $600 million, Lawrence General’s census averages 12,000 inpatients, 70,000 emergency visits, 1,800 births, and 200,000 outpatient visits. A leading regional health care system, its network includes 600 local physicians, and multiple locations including Andover Medical Center. The hospital also brings physicians, specialists, and services on-site through its tertiary partnerships with Boston academic medical centers.

Lawrence General’s most recent capital campaign helped fund major facility improvements and program expansions, the centerpiece of which is the Santagati Surgical Center which opened in 2017. Part of an overall $73 million multi-year master plan, the new center increases the size of the total surgical services space by about five times, housing seven surgical suites – including the only hybrid operating room in the region – as well as leading-edge video, lighting, and air-handling technology; an onsite pathology lab; expanded space for pre- and post-surgical care; and enhanced and supportive waiting areas for families.

Position Summary:
The Director of Development reports to the CDO and plays a key collaborative role as a front-line fundraiser and member of a small, evolving development team — stewarding the existing donor base while identifying and developing relationships with new donors. Working in collaboration with the CDO and Director of Development Operations, s/he will help with strategy and planning to grow annual giving, grateful patient fundraising, and lay the groundwork for the next capital campaign.

Bachelor’s degree required, 5+ years’ progressively responsible fundraising experience (healthcare preferred). Must have a successful record of achievement in identifying cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts. This front-line, highly visible position requires excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills, volunteer management experience, and experience with fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge preferred).

Organization Description

How to Apply
This is an exclusive retained executive search.
For more information contact Nicole Gakidis at
or Mary Ann Botelho at

Last Day to Apply

Prescott Conservancy, Inc.
Development & Communications Director
(posted 09/07/2018)

Laconia, NH

Job Description
The Development & Communications Director oversees all outreach, public relations and communications efforts on behalf of Prescott Farm, stewarding relationships in the community and promoting the organization as a leader in experiential education to build public awareness and support for PFEEC’s programs and initiatives.

• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
• Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience working as part of a development team in the nonprofit sector. Experience in communications, marketing, and/or public relations preferred.
• Experience working with a donor database or other CRM software.
• Proficient in all MS Office Products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
• Ability to prioritize projects and assignments, maintain a positive attitude, and produce professional results under deadlines.
• Demonstrated experience producing quality marketing and PR communications and using websites and social media for communications
• Possession of valid state driver’s license.
• Must pass a criminal background check.
• Knowledge of or interest in nature, gardening, farming, outdoor recreation, natural history, or science preferred.

Other Information
• Designs and implements multi-year marketing and public relations plan utilizing strategies designed to build appreciation and support for PFEEC’s initiatives, programs, services and activities.
• Collaborates with Executive Director to design and implements a multi-year fundraising and development plan in conjunction with the organization’s strategic plan
• Establishes consistent messaging to be used in public relations and marketing materials.
• Attends public and community events as a representative of Prescott Farm
• Participates in stewarding relationships with donors, business partners, members, and volunteers
• Collaborates with program staff to implement marketing, and public relations activities in support of Prescott Farm’s strategic plan.
• Coordinates fundraising and other events on behalf of Prescott Farm.
• Supervises a part-time Marketing Assistant
• Other duties as assigned.

Organization Description
Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center uses hands-on education to teach people of all ages about the wonders of the natural world, making meaningful connections through wildlife & plants, food & gardening, and NH crafts and customs.

How to Apply
Please submit a letter of interest, resume and 3 references via e-mail to: Jude Hamel, Executive Director, at

Last Day to Apply
September 30th, 2018

Portland Public Library
Director of Development & External Relations
(posted 09/05/2018)

Portland, Maine

Job Description
Portland Public Library is seeking a full-time (or potentially ¾ time) Director of Development & External Relations. This non-union, administrative position along with the Executive Director, Associate Director, Finance Director, and Human Resources Director comprises the Library’s Senior Leadership team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of D&ER supports library services by leading advancement strategies, donor cultivation, and fundraising activities such as the Annual Fund, campaigns, and grants and sponsorships for major Library innovations and special projects. This person provides general support to the work of the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees to set and meet fundraising goals. This individual supervises the Development/Admin Assistant, Marketing Associate, and contracted individuals, and supports and works closely with library staff and various external constituencies.

Major Responsibilities

• The Director of D&ER works in conjunction with the Executive Director to (a) oversee the operation of the annual giving campaign; (b) develop campaign strategies, activities, and timetables; (c) oversee the production and distribution of campaign materials including fundraising letters, brochures, and related materials; and (d) manages the specific goals during the year.
• The incumbent leads the operations of the Library’s comprehensive campaigns, establishing development and advancement strategies, and being chiefly responsible for donor records management and generating the reports, lists, and other documents for campaign progress.
• The incumbent works with the Executive Director, Gallery & Special Programming Manager, Marketing Associate, Development/Admin Assistant, and Trustees to identify, cultivate, and solicit foundation and corporate support for campaigns and targeted library programs including the Literary Lunch series, the Spotlight Series, and other special program initiatives.
• The Director of D&ER writes foundation grants and related materials for annual and special needs of the Library. This position maintains records of grant award cycles, funding requirements, and reporting procedures and coordinates with Service Area Directors to administer grant awards accordingly.
• The incumbent leads the communications strategy and marketing the Library as a whole. This includes special website postings, social media pages, media relations, and coordinating special events with the Executive Director, Trustees, and other leadership staff.
• The Director of D&ER works directly with a broad range of people in the community and with Library Trustees. The position involves a high degree of accountability and confidentiality regarding donor prospect and stewardship activity, and library patron records. The Director of D&ER shall adhere to the principles stated in PPL’s Donor Rights Policy, Ethics Policy, the Fraud Policy, as well as the ALA Library Bill of Rights.
• The incumbent keeps current in the professional field and pursues professional development opportunities related to development and advancement within libraries or non-profits as appropriate.
• The incumbent participates in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for fellow staff and library users.

The responsibilities of the Director of D&ER require demonstrated success in fundraising for individual, corporate, and foundation giving. This person must be an experienced solicitor and have excellent research ability. Regular advancement contact (written and verbal) with donors, trustees and staff requires that the incumbent have excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills in addition to the following:

• A creative, positive, and energetic force to their work, with skill, commitment, and humor.
• Talent for working productively and cooperatively with colleagues, Trustees, partners, and the public.
• Demonstrated ability to manage large-scale, complex projects and maintain schedules and deadlines.
• Strength using technology, managing databases, and employing social networking resources, as well as everyday computing.
• Demonstrated effectiveness supervising staff and/or ability to employ constructive leadership, coordination, and collaboration with other staff members.
• Ability to supervise the design and production of print and graphics for various media.
• Keen awareness of internal and external customer needs and wants.
• Strong service orientation and demeanor to provide high level service within a diverse community.
• Ability to project a professional presence appropriate to a business environment.
• Sufficient physical stamina and general health to perform tasks as noted above.
• Degree from accredited college or university, graduate degree preferred, or equivalent experience.

In addition, the following experience is desirable:

• Experience in a library and/or non-profit environment.
• Public relations, advertising, and/or marketing background and experience.
• Skill using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT system.

Organization Description
Portland Public Library (PPL) is the city’s cultural center, serving 675,000 visitors annually at four locations and a bookmobile. Chartered in 1867, PPL is Maine’s oldest and largest public library system and is the most visited cultural institution in Maine. The library offers over 300,000 books, audiobooks, musical recordings, movies, and digital resources, and access to the collections of the world’s great libraries. We also provide robust internet access and free wireless connectivity. We present a wide variety of lectures, classes, exhibits, programs and performances for all ages. The library is a 501(c)3 institution governed by a Board of Trustees.

How to Apply
Please email cover letter and resume to

Last Day to Apply
September 21, 2018

Catholic Charities New Hampshire
Senior Director, Development
(posted 09/04/2018)

Manchester, NH

Job Description
POSITION REPORTS TO: President and Chief Executive Officer
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Director of Stewardship & Communications, Database Administration Manager, Major Gifts Officer, Grants Director, Director of Volunteer Services


The Senior Director of Development is responsible for planning, developing and overseeing all activities related to CCNH’s short- and long-term fundraising plan. Grows CCNH’s financial support through individual, foundation and corporate gifts, special events and by soliciting major and planned gifts. Provides leadership and effective management to the development team and oversees the identification, solicitation and cultivation of individual, corporate and grant-based funding sources.


1) Assumes responsibility for the planning, development, and implementation of effective Development strategies, policies, and procedures.
a. Is a thought leader and a strategic thinker: develop, implement, support and analyze strategies, new ideas and approaches that will offer sustainable short, intermediate and long-term growth in contributed income to enhance Annual Appeal.
b. Collaborate with senior leadership team and Resource Development Committee to develop and implement annual fundraising plan for CCNH. Annually presents to the CCNH board prospective fundraising plans for the year and long-range strategic plan(s).
c. Responsible for preparation of program budget and fiscal management of the department. Analyze and report on variances between actual and budgeted income amounts.
d. Provide monthly reports to President/CEO on: fundraising activities; donor visits; major gifts; grants; special events; new strategic thoughts; and other funding efforts.
e. Coordinate, in conjunction with other directors and CCNH leadership staff, all grant-making activities.
f. Maintain a comprehensive tracking system of current, pending, and potential grant sources, with attention to proposal, reporting, and renewal deadlines. Acts as a grants clearinghouse for the organization to ensure that no duplication of proposals to funding sources occurs.
g. Work with directors, committee members and board to develop comprehensive gift acceptance policies and procedures.
h. Stay abreast of and reports on philanthropic, economic and social trends related to fundraising and CCNH advocacy initiatives.
2) Assumes responsibility for the effective planning, organizing, and reporting of fund development.
a. Identify and research current and potential individual donors (new prospects). Cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of 40-50 qualified prospects in the $2500+ range.
b. Establish benchmarks of personal visits, proposals presented, and gifts closed. Ensures appropriate donor stewardship for appropriate gift levels. Tracks constituent relations management and prospect activity via raiser’s Edge.
c. Oversee all activities related to the annual Parish Appeal including, but not limited to: acting as the liaison with pastors, parish staff and parish volunteers; training for staff; designing and implementing evaluation tools for all aspects of the Parish Appeal; and providing analysis of the results.
d. Cultivate relationships with pastors. Serves as an advisor to parishes regarding annual parish appeal offertory campaigns.
e. Oversees statewide major gifts and planned giving efforts, including: research, rating, prospect identification, donor cultivation, and donor management.
f. Build and maintain individual relationships with key community leaders, including corporate and civic, in assigned markets. Coordinates and oversees donor reception(s) to cultivate and thank top donors.
g. Manage existing corporate leadership fundraising events and develops new events as warranted by working closely with volunteer committees.
h. Oversee management of regional volunteers by providing leadership & support and ensure alignment with CCNH’s strategic initiatives/objectives.
i. Seek out and perform public speaking engagements at various events that help to reach new audiences and to further CCNH’s mission.
j. Oversee the quality, production, mailing lists, and mailing of promotional and development material.
k. Ensure accurate records for all donor contacts. Oversee development correspondence to ensure consistency, accuracy and up-to-date information.
3) Assumes responsibility for overseeing daily operations and effectively supervising Development personnel, ensuring optimal performance.
a. Hire, evaluate, counsel, discipline and/or terminate Development department staff members as necessary and appropriate.
b. Provide supervision, leadership, and training to Development personnel through effective objective setting (via s/t and l/t goals), delegation, and communication.
4) Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication and coordination with company personnel, departments, and management.
a. Strong emotional intelligence and professionalism. Excellent oral and written communicating skills. Motivating public speaker.
b. Ability to take direction and to work as a team player with direct hands-on involvement with professional and non-professional individuals of varied backgrounds, be flexible and have personal integrity.
c. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
d. Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment; detail-oriented. Ability to perform several tasks concurrently and has excellent time management and organizational skills.
e. Able to travel to various programs/offices as needed.
f. Ensure that work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.


EDUCATION: Bachelor Degree in Philanthropy/Marketing or related field; CFRE preferred.

LICENSES/ CERTIFICATES/ REGISTRATIONS: Possess a valid driver's license, a vehicle in good working condition with proper safety equipment and proof of insurance.

Proficient in the use of computers, grant and planned giving related software, and other office related equipment.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Five - seven years of supervisory/leadership and related experience in resource development, grants/planned giving/major gifts management Must have proven skills in successfully developing and implementing fundraising plans to achieve established goals. Prior experience in volunteer management preferred.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Tenacious self-starter with excellent leadership and human relations abilities. Out-of-the-box strategic thinker. Able to organize, coordinate, and direct projects. Strong oral and written communication abilities. Solid analytical and technical skills. Able to use all related hardware and software.
WORK SCHEDULE: Generally Monday through Friday, day shift; occasional requirements to participate in special events on nights and/or weekends.

How to Apply
Please forward cover letter and resume with salary expectations to:
David S. Twitchell, VP, Human Resources
Catholic Charities New Hampshire
587 Maple Street
Manchester, NH 03104

NH Audubon
Grants Manager
(posted 09/04/2018)

Concord, NH

Job Description
Actively apply for, manage, and direct grant applications and corporate partnerships and ensure compliance with reporting requirements in order to secure financial commitments by:

~ Working with staff to identify and compile lists of funding needs.
~ Researching, identifying and applying for support for a variety of program areas from foundations, corporations, and public agencies.
~ Maintaining records for foundations and grant-giving agencies, maintaining a calendar of grant application deadlines, and ensuring compliance with reporting requirements for awarded grants.
~ Managing and tracking grant and proposal activities in Raisers Edge and other Microsoft Office applications.
~ Serving as liaison between New Hampshire Audubon and grant awarding agencies.
~ Developing relationships with foundation staff and corporate funders.
~ Performing other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree required.

Three to five years fundraising and grant writing experience in a nonprofit setting required. Must have demonstrated success securing grants and a capacity to collaborate well with others.

Requires exceptional interpersonal skills including capacity to identify fundable activities, attention to detail, financial acumen, and a high degree of organization. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to make independent decisions, and project management skills; strategic thinking skills are desirable. Must have the ability to multi-task in a busy environment, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner.

Other Information
28 hours per week, part-time non-exempt (hourly paid) staff position. Schedule may vary according to needs. This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by identifying and pursuing funding opportunities, particularly from foundation grants, corporations, and public agencies; managing and directing grant applications and corporate partnerships and ensuring compliance with reporting requirements in order to secure financial commitments.

How to Apply
Please send letter of interest and current resume to:
Sean Gillery, Director of Membership & Development
Sean Gillery
c/o NH Audubon
84 Silk Farm Rd.
Concord, NH 03032

Last Day to Apply
October 15, 2018

Dartmouth College
Associate Director, Sciences Grant Support
(posted 09/04/2018)

Hanover, New Hampshire

Job Description
Are you a curious, outgoing person with academic experience and a deep understanding of the sciences? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help faculty in many scientific disciplines become successful at writing and winning grants? Do you possess excellent writing, grant-seeking, and project management skills? Consider joining the Dartmouth GrantGPS team as we expand our office and evolve our portfolio of services.

We are looking for an individual who can connect potential collaborators, incubate new directions for research, and serve as a respected resource for faculty. While a clear understanding of how to craft successful proposals is important, the capacity to work with grace and tact within an academic setting is just as significant. This position is ideal for a person whose passion for science is combined with stellar communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and a desire to help generate positive momentum within an academic culture of the highest standards. This person will be expected to work with faculty at all stages of their careers with an eye to helping these researchers articulate the aims and impact of their work, allowing them to secure funding with a particular emphasis on opportunities offered within the NSF. The ideal candidate will also work collaboratively with other departments, centers, and institutes also committed to supporting faculty research at Dartmouth.

For the full job posting, including responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, please visit:
Dartmouth is located in Hanover in the Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border. The university is surrounded by a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting. Amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal, QC are all within a few hour's drive.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


How to Apply
Apply Online:

Last Day to Apply
November 30, 2018

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School
Development Director
(posted 08/27/2018)

Camden, Maine

Job Description
The Development Director will work with the Executive Director and a strong Board of Directors to build a broad base of major donor and foundation support that furthers HIOBS mission. Fundraising responsibilities will include execution of a comprehensive fundraising program to include major gifts cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, annual appeal solicitations, grant writing, and planned giving. Activities will expand the base of individual donors, build and strengthen relationships with major donors and funding sources, provide stewardship of donors and prospects, obtain grants to meet organizational goals, and plan special events that foster close relationships with alumni, supporters, and constituents. The Development Director handles their own clerical duties and serves as a member of the HIOBS Senior Leadership Team.

The Development Director will coordinate the fundraising plan with the Capital Campaign to ensure a smooth and successful interface between annual and capital fundraising goals.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, organized, results oriented person who can articulate the mission and passion of Outward Bound in person and in writing. They will be excited about working in a dynamic, hands-on organization who truly “walks the talk” when it comes to changing lives through challenge and discovery. They will love raising money from lots of different sources; individuals, foundations and corporations. And they will love getting out of the office for a wilderness adventure every once in a while!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Conceptualize, organize and implement a multi-year development program, including the formulation of annual goals and objectives for individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations/associations to support HIOBS’s strategic plan. Grow fundraising to achieve development objectives.
• Direct and execute constituent strategies, including personal solicitation of gifts, mail and social media campaigns, and peer-to-peer cultivation. Activate self, Executive Director, and the HIOBS Board for stewardship and solicitation.
• Work with the Executive Director to establish priorities and create development policies and procedures. Ensure all local, state and federal fundraising mandates are met.
• Assist the Executive Director, who will play a lead role in most major solicitations, and Board Members, in soliciting major gifts. Organize, conduct and, in some instances, accompany ED and Board on donor and prospect visits.
• Manage Associate Development Director and Development Coordinator to ensure the appropriate systems and structures are in place to achieve annual development goals including use of HIOBS donor database to manage constituents, track progress to goals, process and acknowledge gifts, and recognize donors. Provide regular reports to the Executive Director on progress against the fundraising plan.
• Utilize considerable initiative, independence, originality and responsibility for recommending and developing new fundraising mechanisms.
• Collaborate with Marketing, Finance and Admissions staff to develop systems for funding, tracking, and managing HIOBS scholarship programs.
• Develop and/or oversee the efforts of the Associate Development Director for all development proposals and grant requests to foundations, corporations and other major donors, as needed.
• Serve as a member of the HIOBS Senior Leadership Team and plays an active role in the HIOBS Emergency Response system.
• Travel within the Northeast US and occasionally across the United States is required.

Knowledge & Skills

• Successful applicant will possess an entrepreneurial, results-driven style and ability to identify and implement creative approaches to development.
• Knowledge of constituents (key individuals and leaders, foundations, corporations and other non-profit organizations).
• Successful applicant will possess the interpersonal skills to build relationships across a broad spectrum.
• A good process manager with close attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.
• Excellent communicator, both written and verbal, in both formal and informal contexts.
• Passion about Outward Bound’s mission.

Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 5 years of development experience, at least 3 in a senior development officer role.
• Experience with major gift cultivation and solicitations and a variety of donor acquisition processes.
• Experience managing a team of support staff, both directly and in a matrixed environment.
• Experience working with senior level executives and volunteer board leaders in a professional environment.
• Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and proficiency in working within donor databases (Salesforce preferred).

Other Information

• This is a full-time position with competitive benefit package included.
• Salary commensurate with experience.

Organization Description
Outward Bound is a non-profit adventure-based educational organization with programs that inspire self-discovery and character development and builds self-confidence and essential teamwork and leadership skills. Outward Bound’s mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery.

The Hurricane Island Outward Bound School (HIOBS) operates extended wilderness courses in Maine, Florida, Bahamas, and Central and South America. As one of 11 independent Outward Bound Schools in the US, HIOBS represents one of the top educational brands in the nation. In 2014 HIOBS celebrated 50 years of dynamic programming in the United States.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email to – Subject reference: “HIOBS Development Director” by Friday, September 14, 2018.
No phone calls please.

Last Day to Apply
September 14, 2018

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Advancement Officer
(posted 08/20/2018)

East Boothbay, ME

Job Description
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is seeking an Advancement Officer to provide administrative support to Bigelow Laboratory’s development team. Responsibilities include: coordinating fundraising mailings and donor acknowledgements, database management and ensuring consistent record-keeping, event planning and management, prospect research, donor relations assistance, and other fundraising support activities. The successful candidate will have a basic understanding of charitable giving and standard development office procedures. This full-time position requires working in the East Boothbay office, working occasional evening events, and involves light travel.

A Bachelor’s degree with minimum one year experience in a Development office support position is required. Effective written and verbal communication skills; a professional, friendly demeanor and strong customer service skills; the ability to manage complex projects independently; an interest in learning about scientific research and describing Bigelow’s work to the public and to potential funders; proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; and database management experience are necessary. Raiser’s Edge, prospect research, and email marketing platform experience preferred.

Other Information
Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

Organization Description
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is a nonprofit research institution with a mission to investigate the microbial drivers of global ocean processes through basic and applied research, education, and enterprise. What we are learning will be essential to the conservation and responsible use of the ocean and the many valuable services it provides. The Laboratory's 60,000 square-foot, shore-based campus is located in East Boothbay, Maine, on the Damariscotta River estuary. The campus became the first LEED Platinum certified laboratory in Maine and is one of only seven in the New England area. The Laboratory has been rated one of the top 10 places to work in Maine. Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, awarded Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences a 4-star rating, its top distinction.

How to Apply
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and contact information for three references using this link:

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Questions about the position can be directed to

Last Day to Apply

Stern Center for Language and Learning
Chief Advancement Officer
(posted 08/20/2018)

Williston, VT

Job Description
We seek a visionary and strategist to join our team as Chief Advancement Officer. This position leads the Advancement Program’s operations, strategic planning, and a dedicated staff of Development professionals. The Chief Advancement Officer oversees fundraising, campaign planning, prospect research, donor acquisition and retention, portfolio development, special events planning, and budget management.
This is an ideal opportunity for a driven, vibrant, and accomplished fundraising professional to join our Organization at a pivotal time of growth in our thirty five year history. We are well poised to greatly expand the reach of our mission over the next five years as we embark on our Transformation, a strategic plan to have a large scale impact on literacy outcomes through educational system change. The Chief Advancement Officer will report to our President and founder and will join a dynamic, cohesive, and exceptionally talented Executive Management Team.

• Leads in Advancement Program’s vision, goal setting, and business planning
• Plays a key role in critical decisions affecting the Organization’s future direction
• Plans and executes the annual fundraising plan and implements short and long-term strategies to realize Program growth in line with Organizational goals
• Oversees annual giving, endowment, planned giving, and capital campaigns
• Identifies and researches donor prospects and models effective fundraising through management, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors
• Oversees the maintenance and use of the Organization’s integrated data base to establish and maintain explicit stewardship plans and to prospect for new donors
• Vigorously heightens the organization’s visibility and credibility in philanthropic communities to expand the base of support
• Collaborates with Marketing to integrate fundraising objectives with its communications and external positioning strategy and ensure a consistent and coordinated message to the various Stern Center constituencies
• Oversees grant program growth, compelling grant proposals, and accurate reporting
• Supervises, evaluates, and provides mentorship to Major Gifts Officer, Grant Writer and Development Coordinator
• Collaborates with COO to plan and execute an annual Advancement budget that aligns with strategic plan objectives
• Serves on the Executive Team and Board Committees

BA/BS required with 6-8 years of professional fundraising experience, at least four of which were managing a comprehensive Advancement/Fundraising program. Master’s Degree preferred.
• Successful track record in designing, implementing and evaluating fundraising plans including annual giving, endowment, planned giving, and capital campaigns
• Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors
• Ability to skillfully and persuasively communicate the Organization‘s vision and resource needs
• Excellent presentation skills with ability to present both qualitative and quantitative information in a clear, concise and persuasive manner to all levels of the organization
• Strong relationship building skills and ability to work cross-functionally and build productive and collaborate relationships with staff, Board members, clients, and volunteers
• Strong business acumen and project management skills with ability to think strategically and analytically
• Strong sense of urgency, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality output

Organization Description
The Stern center is a non-profit organization dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike. We are committed to helping individuals identify their learning strengths and finding solutions to challenges that allow everyone to learn.
We evaluate and teach more than 700 students each year including those with learning disabilities and learning style differences. We design and deliver programs for more than 1,500 educators each year and we conduct research on best practices for students and educators to help all kinds of learners succeed. We invite you to learn more about us, visit

How to Apply
To apply, email cover letter and resume to Emily Dawson, HR Director at

Last Day to Apply

Lawrence General Hospital
Chief Development Officer
(posted 08/17/2018)

Lawrence, MA

Job Description
Chief Development Officer
Lawrence General Hospital
Lawrence, MA

Lawrence General Hospital – a leading regional medical center affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children – seeks an experienced, visionary, and hands-on philanthropy leader to champion a progressive and clinically excellent healthcare organization while using strategic skills to take the development effort to the next level of excellence.

Each year Lawrence General provides vital health services to nearly 300,000 residents throughout the Merrimack Valley. With a legacy dating back to the late 1800s, the hospital today offers outstanding services in the complete array of clinical areas, including primary care, cardiovascular services, cancer care, women’s health, pediatrics, orthopedics and spine treatment, and emergency services. Lawrence General has national accreditations for excellence in its trauma center, bariatric, imaging and cardiac programs and distinctions in recognition of its strong clinical programs and commitment to safety; these include “A” ratings by the Leapfrog Group for meeting the highest healthcare safety standards in the United States.

With annual revenues of $600 million, Lawrence General’s census averages 12,000 inpatients, 70,000 emergency visits, 1,800 births, and 200,000 outpatient visits. A leading regional health care system, its network includes 600 local physicians, and multiple locations including Andover Medical Center. The hospital also brings physicians, specialists, and services on-site through its tertiary partnerships with Boston academic medical centers.

Lawrence General’s most recent capital campaign helped fund major facility improvements and program expansions, the centerpiece of which is the Santagati Surgical Center which opened in 2017. Part of an overall $73 million multi-year master plan, the new center increases the size of the total surgical services space by about five times, housing seven surgical suites – including the only hybrid operating room in the region – as well as leading-edge video, lighting, and air-handling technology; an onsite pathology lab; expanded space for pre- and post- surgical care; and enhanced and supportive waiting areas for families.

Position Summary:
Reporting to and serving as expert counsel to the President and CEO, Board, and Senior Leadership Team, the Chief Development Officer will design a comprehensive fundraising strategy and plan that builds the hospital’s donor pipeline and culture of philanthropy, while nurturing and stewarding its existing donor base. Opportunities for robust fundraising growth include planning for the next capital campaign, developing a planned giving program, and expanding grateful patient/family fundraising and annual giving to support the hospital’s growth.

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred; 10+ years’ progressively responsible experience in development leadership (health care preferred) with minimum of 5 years’ managing staff; track record of success building sustainable philanthropy programs with experience in major and planned gifts. Must be a consummate relationship manager and a passionate, positive and energetic development leader, who is inspired by the hospital’s mission and can nurture that inspiration in others.

How to Apply
This is an exclusive retained executive search.

For more information contact Nicole Gakidis at

or Mary Ann Botelho at

Last Day to Apply

The Possible Project
Major Gifts Officer
(posted 08/14/2018)

Cambridge, MA

Job Description
The Opportunity

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of contributions from major donor prospects. This position will play an important role in growing the scope and scale of The Possible Project’s philanthropic efforts. You will expand and execute an engagement strategy for Greater Boston, while building and managing a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects.

Success in this role will require you to draw on experience being a proactive fundraiser, ensuring you are planning and moving relationships forward with foresight and care. You care deeply about the success of the organization, and view discussing assets, listening for opportunities for gifts and discussing planned giving opportunities as the way to bring to life the passion and commitment The Possible Project holds for the young people and communities it serves.

- Develop and implement an individual giving strategy that achieves the philanthropic revenue goals and overall fundraising goals
- Manage a portfolio of approximately 250 donors and prospects while soliciting current use gifts >$25,000. - Develop strategies and implement plans for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding those donors
- Conduct thorough prospect research, qualifying individuals and families for gift(s)
- Assist in strategy of and solicitation for the Capital Campaign ($10M goal)

- Develop highly tailored and compelling proposals and reports
- Prepare documentation and manage regular reporting on individual donor strategies and overall fundraising performance to VP Development, ED, and volunteer leadership
- Plan and execute small donor events: stewardship, cultivation, prospecting
- Prepare donor strategy and research projects in support of Campaign goals. Provide in-depth briefing documents in advance of such meetings

- Persuasively convey The Possible Project vision, mission, and story
- Provide leadership to create a culture of philanthropy throughout the entire organization

- Palpable passion to serve high school students, belief in the potential of what they can achieve
- Bachelor’s degree; or 7+ years of experience writing about education, entrepreneurship; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrable success in closing gifts >$25,000 through personal asks and proven experience proactively moving donors through the development cycle
- Hold value, awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
- High energy, sense of humor, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position fundraising discussions at both the strategic and tactical level
- Knowledge of the Greater Boston philanthropic community preferred
- Capital and/or endowment campaign experience preferred

Organization Description
The Possible Project is working to close the skills and opportunities gap facing our students by providing resources and support that make them more likely to finish high school, complete education and training beyond high school, and enter careers that will provide them with a living wage.

The Possible Project is a youth entrepreneurship program that teaches students with untapped potential how to start and run their own businesses. In the process, students acquire a host of personal and professional skills that propel them to long-term success in life.

Through a combination of curriculum, support, and STEAM projects, students are empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school—including resiliency, hope and self-confidence.

The Possible Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit

How to Apply
Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter at:

Last Day to Apply

Eastern Maine Healthcare System
Director of Annual & Employee Giving
(posted 08/14/2018)

Brewer, Maine

Job Description
Find a better work/life balance while continuing to grow and develop through rewarding and challenging work.

EMHS Foundation is seeking an innovative and experienced development professional to serve as the Director of Annual and Employee Giving. The Director will develop, lead and manage a strategic and comprehensive annual giving program that reflects industry best practices and maximizes charitable EMHS contributions.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and collaborative professional to lead EMHS Foundation to a system wide approach to annual giving, with emphasis on both member and system priorities. This key position will report directly to the EMHS Foundation President.

Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree required; preferred advanced degree in communications, organization management, health or business.
• At least five (5) years' experience in philanthropy or related experience with demonstrated competence in raising annual funds and major gifts. Experience in healthcare and comprehensive campaigns is preferred.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Able to deal effectively with people in a team environment and inspire others to perform at a high level of efficiency and productivity.
• The ability to prioritize and take initiative, problem-solve, act independently and coordinate with team members, handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Possess strong verbal and written skills, be well organized, self-directed with ability to manage complex projects successfully and meet deadlines.
• The ability to deal effectively with EMHS leadership is critical.
• Must be able to work collaboratively with a creative team on design and production.
• Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and good at developing relationships both internally and externally with the various constituencies.
• Proficient with computerized information management in the fundraising setting, including Blackbaud RE.
• Exceptional judgment, personal integrity, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail required.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills needed.
• Valid driver's license.
• Flexible work schedule to include weekends, evenings and select holidays.

Organization Description
Eastern Maine Healthcare System is an integrated health delivery system serving the state of Maine offering a broad range of health delivery services and providers, including: acute care, medical-surgical hospitals, a free-standing acute psychiatric hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care and home health agencies, and ground and air emergency transport services.

How to Apply
If you are interested in advancing your career in one of the region’s most dynamic and best-regarded health care systems, apply and review the full job description at Narrow your search by putting the job number 53205 in the key word search option. You can also contact the Recruiter below with any questions:

Contact: Lisa Worcester
Phone: 207-973-7860

Last Day to Apply
to be determined

Green Mountain Crossroads
Development Director
(posted 08/13/2018)

Brattleboro, Vermont

Job Description
Our Development Director will be responsible for the strategic fundraising and related efforts that support the vision and mission of Green Mountain Crossroads (GMC). In partnership with the Executive Director, and with input from the Board, the person in this position will be primarily responsible for completing a 3-5 year development plan, expanding our membership program, piloting other grassroots fundraising measures, managing donor relations with individuals and foundations, and growing our overall budget.

We know that in order to build toward the collective liberation of all people, including rural LGBTQ people, we must create alternatives to capitalism. And we recognize that, at this time, in order to fulfill our goals of building power, community, and freedom for all people we need money to get there. We must create new alternatives while we break down systems of oppression in our world. We see the work of our Development Director contributing directly to creating those alternatives through support of GMC’s mission, vision, and values. Our Development Director will excel in an organization with this perspective while also consistently keeping rural LGBTQ people’s needs and values at the center of their work.


• Lead Completion and Implementation of Development Plan
Create and meet annual development goals, including strategies and milestones for overall growth and sustainability
Establish performance measures to monitor results against the Plan and evaluate the effectiveness of development efforts

• Expand and Manage Membership Program
Design membership benefits and levels
Create and distribute outreach materials
Manage on-going communication with members
Set target number of new members, designate and meet milestones, achieve and retain goal number of members

• Pilot Grassroots Fundraising Circle Program
Update and distribute Fundraising Circle materials to prospective participants
Recruit and provide direct support to Circle members
Track, evaluate, and report regularly on Circle progress toward goals

• Manage Individual and Foundation Relationships and Database
Assess and maintain database and systems for tracking all donations and foundation support
Manage acknowledgements for all donors and funders

• Research and Write Grant Applications and Reports
Track metrics and complete grant reporting
Research, and connect with new foundations; submit applications to and receive new sources of foundation funding
Meet collaboratively set budget goals for new and renewal foundation support

This is a fabulous, full-time opportunity to help shape the future of a growing, creative, rural, LGBTQ organization and community. People who are a good fit for us will have experience planning, implementing, and evaluating development efforts. This could include any of the following: grassroots fundraising, grant writing, running a social media campaign, and identification, cultivation, and stewardship of donors and foundations.

You will be a great fit for us if you can excel in varied areas like: writing and communication; working remotely with groups; being able to work independently to meet multiple goals at the same time under tight deadlines; and successfully fundraising while holding our organizational values central. We are looking for someone who is organized, comfortable working with a close-knit team, a positive person, and ideally has experience working with rural LGBTQ people. We prefer someone with 2-3 years of relevant professional experience (or a combination of education and work experience). However, we will train someone who is the right fit for us!

GMC is an equal opportunity employer. Trans people, LGBQ people, those with experience living in a rural community, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Green Mountain Crossroads is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, based in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Organization Description
Green Mountain Crossroads connects rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. We envision a resilient community of communities that works toward the transformation of our economic, social, and political relationships. We are building a multi-issue social justice movement of rural LGBTQ people.

How to Apply
Send a cover letter and your resume to HB Lozito, GMC Executive Director, at by 10AM August 27, 2018.

Last Day to Apply
August 27

The Front Door Agency, Inc
Chief Development Officer
(posted 08/10/2018)

Nashua, NH

Job Description

Reporting to Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will be a member of the FDA’s senior management team. S/he will direct a development staff consisting of part time Foundation Relations Manager, part time Media Relations Manager, and part time Development Assistant, and will also lead a volunteer Development Committee of the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the mission of the Front Door Agency, a keen understanding of its programs and goals, and the ability to articulate the important role the organization plays in the lives of so many families in the Greater Nashua area. S/he must have a collegial, team-building style with an ability to motivate staff and board to remain engaged, enthusiastic and focused on fundraising results. The position requires demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a comprehensive donor cultivation program with proven results.

Other Information

The key role of the position will be to maintain, nourish and cultivate closer giving relationships with individual and corporate donors and provide oversight and leadership of the Agency’s annual fundraising endeavors to include; annual direct mail appeal, planned giving efforts, special events and major gift solicitation.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Organization Description

The Front Door Agency, Inc.(FDA) is seeking a strategic, creative and high energy development professional to build on past successes and take its fundraising program to the next level of effectiveness. This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in a highly respected organization with a family friendly culture and a commitment to professional development of its staff.

The Front Door Agency, Inc. for over 31 years has offered support and programs to assist families and individuals transition from crisis to self-sufficiency. It is located in Nashua, New Hampshire and has a great reputation of serving families at-risk of homelessness in becoming independent through its Transformational Housing, Housing Stability, Affordable Housing, and Financial Literacy Programs.

How to Apply

Email your resume and salary requirements to Maryse Wirbal, CEO at or via mail at 7 Concord St., Nashua, NH 03064

Last Day to Apply
August 31, 2018

Center for Furniture Craftsmanship
Development Director
(posted 08/09/2018)

Rockport, ME

Job Description
The Development Director reports directly to, and works closely with, the Executive Director. It is a full-time, hands-on position that offers the flexibility to work from 30-40 hours per week.

The ideal candidate has nonprofit development experience, topflight written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, initiative, and a collegial work ethic.

Primary responsibilities are to plan and implement the school’s fundraising efforts through capital campaigns, the annual appeal, planned giving, and grant applications. Working as part of an administrative office team, the Development Director handles his or her own clerical duties such as data entry, pledge tracking, and gift acknowledgement, as well as executive duties such as campaign planning and management. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1. Planning and implementing capital campaigns, starting with an endowment campaign that is currently in the quiet phase
2. Planning and implementing the annual appeal, which last year received $214,800 from 385 contributors
3. Originating grant applications for both program-related and capital projects
4. Building relationships with CFC’s major contributors, alumni, donors, and volunteers
5. Managing the school’s Teaching the Teachers scholarship program

• Hands-on experience in fundraising management, including capital campaigns, annual giving, donor relations, major gift solicitations, and event planning
• Excellent writing, proofreading, and verbal communication skills
• Proven ability to manage concurrent projects
• Competence with word processing, databases (ideally FileMaker), and spreadsheets in a PC environment
• Facility with social media
• Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive

Organization Description
The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is a nationally prominent, nonprofit woodworking school in Rockport, Maine. Our mission is to provide the best possible education for people who want to design and build functional, beautiful, and expressive work out of wood to the highest standard of craftsmanship. At the heart of the Center’s mission is the belief that design and craftsmanship are deeply meaningful expressions of the human spirit. They contribute to individual fulfillment and, by extension, to the advancement of society.

With an annual operating budget of $1.5 million and a full-time administrative staff of seven, the Center offers five distinct educational programs that range in length from a weekend to a year, and also operates an on-campus gallery. Each year, approximately 400 students travel from across the U.S. and around the globe to study with more than 45 outstanding designer/makers in the fields of furniture making, turning, carving, and related arts such as marquetry and finishing. The Intensive, Comprehensive, and Fellowship programs, which account for three-quarters of our programming, primarily serve professional-track students. Participants in shorter one-week and two-week workshops are mostly passionate amateurs.

Founded in 1993, the Center is fiscally and operationally healthy. Program-related revenue covers 78% of operating expense, the annual appeal offsets 11%, and the remaining 11% is generated from a $6 million endowment. The next stage of the school’s growth is to leverage its strengths for greater societal impact. To that end, a primary responsibility for this position will be to manage a recently launched endowment campaign to fund fellowships that foster the creative growth of emerging and professional makers, scholarships for vocational teachers at Title I schools and service organizations, and scholarships for students in the school’s longer, professional-track courses, among other goals.

How to Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and references by email to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Last Day to Apply
open until the position is filled

New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc.
Development Assistant - Gift Processing
(posted 08/09/2018)

Concord, nh

Job Description
The Development Assistant - Gift Processing is responsible for the accurate entry of gifts and donor information into the database. He or she enters gifts into our donor database system, maintains constituent records, updates solicitation codes and merges duplicate records.

NHPR is New Hampshire's independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state's largest radio news service. Based in Concord, the state's capital and political hub, NHPR's newsroom, digital team and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015, 2017 and 2018 national Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence.


• Daily payment processing and data entry of gifts.
• Maintain constituent records in donor database.
• Selection and transmission of credit card transactions, lump sums and installments.
• Adjustment and coding of declined credit card charges.
• Provide excellent customer service to members with questions about their payments by answering customer service calls.
• Assist other staff by interpreting or clarifying membership payment records.
• Manage matching gift program.
• Work with Fundraising Systems Manager to discover and implement efficiencies in the database.
• Help ensure that the highest ethical and administrative standards are applied to fundraising and financial management.
• Additional duties as assigned.

 At least one year of data entry and processing experience required.
 Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office programs.
 Experience with Raiser’s Edge desirable.
 Performs with accuracy, efficiency and attention to detail.
 Excellent communication and customer service skills.

How to Apply
Please apply on the job opportunities page of our website, or through this link:

Last Day to Apply

Avesta Housing
Associate Director of Development
(posted 08/09/2018)

Portland, Maine

Job Description
Avesta Housing has created this new position to provide strategic leadership in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program that supports and aligns with the agency’s vision for growth and strategic plan. The Associate Director of Development will work closely with the Board of Directors, President & CEO, Director of Development & Communications, and other staff and volunteers to provide a systematic approach to fundraising efforts with a focus on a capital campaign, annual fund, and grants.

• Develop and implement a comprehensive development plan for Avesta Housing, including plans for annual giving, foundation and corporate support, and individual gifts.
• Identify and cultivate new relationships with individuals, foundations, businesses, and corporations to solicit financial contributions.
• Establish and ensure operating practices regarding, but not limited to, correspondence, gift processing, acknowledgements, and financial reporting.
• Accountable for analytical measurement of campaigns and fundraising activities, measuring effectiveness and ROI to ensure the best use of development resources.
• Oversee the comprehensive calendar of activities in support of development.
• Maintain the quality and integrity of the donor management system and donor-related information and reports.
• Develop compelling solicitation materials for varying donor and constituent segments.
• Coordinate and execute outreach and solicitation mailings.
• Develop and manage expense budgets for the fundraising programs.
• Manage donor stewardship. Ensure timely, accurate, and appropriate recording and acknowledgement of all gifts.
• Work with the President & CEO, Director of Development & Communications, staff, board, volunteers, and others within the organization to identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects.
• Support the President & CEO, Director of Development & Communications and other staff and key volunteers in their fundraising work.
• Provide guidance and direction to the board.
• Foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization
• Represent the organization in the community, as appropriate.

• Participate in new hire orientation for purposes of reinforcing expectations around fundraising.
• Participate on committees as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Demonstrated working knowledge of all areas of fundraising and a proven record of successful cultivation and solicitation of gifts.
• 3-5 years specific experience in capital campaigns, individual giving, annual fund, and/or major gifts, and organizing data to measure progress toward benchmarks.
• Excellent interpersonal, analytical, project management, organizational skills; capable of working effectively with members of the Board, other volunteers, donors and prospective donors, staff members, and consultants.

• An understanding of and commitment to Avesta’s mission – “Avesta Housing improves lives and strengthens communities by promoting and providing quality affordable homes for people in need” – is a must; understanding of and/or experience working with seniors and/or low-income communities preferred.
• Energetic, self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable; able to multi-task and work both independently in and on a team.
• Superior oral and written communication skills.
• Knowledge and familiarity with Greater Portland philanthropic community highly desired.
• Computer fluency in MS Office and fundraising software.
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Organization Description
Avesta Housing is a nonprofit affordable housing provider with over 40 years of experience as a leader in affordable housing development and property management in southern Maine and New Hampshire. The organization is headquartered in Portland, Maine and currently has more than 80 properties and 2,400 apartments in its portfolio. Avesta’s mission is to improve lives and strengthen communities by promoting and providing quality affordable homes for people in need. Its five areas of focus are advocacy, development, property management, home ownership, and assisted living.

How to Apply

Last Day to Apply
August 31, 2018

Lakes Region Conservation Trust
Development Director
(posted 08/01/2018)

Center Harbor, NH

Job Description
The Development Director of the Lakes Region Conservation Trust (LRCT) will be responsible for the organization and implementation of LRCT’s major gift, land campaign, and endowment-building efforts. The Development Director will work under the direction and supervision of the President and collaborate closely with the Membership Director. The Development Director will also work with other staff members, members of the Board of Trustees, and volunteers when they are involved in fundraising efforts. Duties will include organization and execution of fund development activities, supervision and management of fund development data, and communication and contact with donors. This is a full-time position and requires an individual who is committed to the mission of LRCT, knowledgeable about the geography and demographics of the Lakes Region, and experienced in the best practices of the non-profit sector, and who enjoys motivating people and achieving defined goals.

A complete position description is located here:

Please refer to the complete position description at:

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter explaining who you are and why you are interested in and well-suited for the position (this letter will serve as a writing sample), and three professional references by mail to Don Berry, President, Lakes Region Conservation Trust, PO Box 766, Center Harbor, NH 03226 or by email to Questions will be accepted by email. Applications will be considered as they are received, and the position will be open until filled.

Last Day to Apply

Covenant Health, Inc.
Executive Director of Philanthropy
(posted 07/31/2018)

Lewiston, Maine

Job Description
Covenant Health, Inc., based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, has a full time opening for an Executive Director of Philanthropy to be based at St. Mary’s Health System in Lewiston, Maine. In this role, the Executive Director will be responsible for annual funds, major gift and leadership gift development, oversight of capital fund programs, planned giving, and donor stewardship at St. Mary's Health System. He/she will actively engage within the community to help foster support for those who are served at St. Mary's Health System, develop and execute on fundraising goals that align with system and local strategy and serve as the primary point of contact for all St. Mary's philanthropy initiatives.


• Bachelor’s degree required
• Advanced degree in communications, health, business or related field preferred

• 10 Years demonstrated professional experience in fundraising, development or comparable field, with increasing levels of responsibility required
• Philanthropy based experience in an integrated healthcare system highly desired
• Working knowledge of marketing and puplic relations a plus
• Proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook) and social media platforms

Other Skills Required:
• Demonstrable commitment to the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct
• Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills; highly skilled in facilitation, presentation and negotiation. Experience in client relationship management.
• Outstanding organizational and project management abilities.
• Analytical and problem solving skills and excellent judgment a must.
• Ability to work under pressure and challenging deadlines and adaptability and flexibility required.

Organization Description
Covenant Health, Inc. is an innovative, regional health delivery network and a leader in values-based, not-for-profit health and elder care. Covenant Health, Inc. a Catholic, faith-based organization consists of hospitals, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers, assisted living residences, and community-based health and elder care organizations throughout New England and Pennsylvania.

At Covenant Health, Inc. we believe in providing our employees with a place to grow professionally and personally in an environment that is both challenging and rewarding. We seek to recruit and retain outstanding candidates for each position within our organization. We view all of our dedicated employees as crucial to our goal of providing outstanding patient care.

Our highly competitive salaries are market-based and experience rated. In addition, we offer a comprehensive and flexible benefits program. It is designed to provide valuable resources to protect and enhance your health and financial security and to help balance your work and personal lives.

At Covenant Health, Inc. we recognize the value of our employees’ time, both at work and at home. We believe in promoting a healthy and effective balance between your work and life responsibilities. We are proud to offer our employees additional benefits like wellness programs, earned time off, extended sick leave, leaves of absence, family and medical leave and professional development and education opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status

How to Apply
Please apply via website ( or email resume and cover letter to

Last Day to Apply
Until Filled

Greater Portland Landmarks
Director of Development
(posted 07/26/2018)

Portland, Maine

Job Description
The Director of Development works closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director, the Landmarks Board and staff to design, implement and successfully execute comprehensive fundraising efforts to achieve the goals and objectives set forth in Landmarks’ strategic plan.

Fundraising responsibilities will include execution of a comprehensive fundraising program to include major gifts cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, membership cultivation and management, annual appeal solicitations, grant writing, and planned giving. Activities will expand the base of individual donors, build and strengthen relationships with major donors and funding sources, provide stewardship of donors and prospects, obtain grants to meet organizational goals, and plan special events that foster close relationships with members, supporters, and constituents.

The Director of Development is an optimistic, outgoing team player, with excellent interpersonal skills, who will represent the organization well and develop, and implement fundraising strategies that will maximize revenues, visibility, and ongoing support for the organization.

Job Duties:

Prepare and execute annual work plans for all aspects of fundraising and donor cultivation, including the annual strategic development plan.

Develop a schedule of actions and benchmarks to measure progress toward annual fundraising goals.

Staff the development committee and provide training and support to trustees and volunteers as needed to implement development plans.

Create and implement individual and business membership development plans. Develop membership recruitment strategies that attract new members -- especially under-represented member prospects, such as new Portland residents -- and lapsed members, and plan member events to support increased membership activity and other membership cultivation goals. Manage membership renewals and acknowledgements and provide regular reports summarizing membership cultivation results.

Organize and manage the appeals for unrestricted and designated gifts to Landmarks. Develop solicitation plans and timelines, draft solicitation and acknowledgement letters and materials, and provide regular reports summarizing Appeal results and revenue forecasts.

Create and implement a strategy for major donor cultivation and stewardship, build committed annual supporters at the John Calvin Stevens Society level ($1,000) or above by identifying prospects to cultivate, and creating JCS Society events and other activities that support cultivation goals. Identify key prospects and new supporters, continue and strengthen donor relationships. Identify donor interests and motivations and plan strategic giving opportunities that match donor interests with organizational priorities. Solicit and close selected gifts individually or as part of a team.

As part of a team, work with the Executive Director and Board leadership to plan and implement capital fundraising projects. Participate in creating and implementing strategies for donor cultivation and stewardship that retain previous campaign donors and identify key prospects and new supporters. Assist in identifying donor interests and motivations to match giving opportunities; plan and implement cultivation and donor recognition events.

Pursue institutional giving opportunities through foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Develop, update, and implement the annual grants solicitation plan, identify and research likely grant prospects, work with staff to identify programmatic funding needs and potential funders, build relationships with foundation board members and program officers. Write grant proposals to meet funder requirements.

Plan, implement, and secure sponsorships for special events and programs, including the Historic House Gala and House Tour, and other special events and activities. Work collaboratively with staff, the Board, and volunteer committees.
Coordinate closely with other staff to maximize effectiveness of external communications to cross-promote activities, build affiliations, and broaden Landmarks’ base of constituents. Work with staff and the marketing committee to develop and implement marketing plans for programs and events.

In close partnership with Board leaders, support and manage Board giving initiatives and activities.

Promote planned giving to Landmarks through wills, bequests and other charitable giving methods. Develop a special giving society to recognize donors who make bequests or estate plans that include Landmarks as a beneficiary.

Contribute input to the strategic direction of the organization to ensure organizational health and integration of development priorities with strategic plans.

Attend Board, committee, and task force meetings as assigned.

College degree and at least 5 years of proven success in Development: membership cultivation, annual appeal solicitation, and cultivation, stewardship, and retention of major donors;

Proven track record and ability to plan strategically and raise funds to meet development goals;

Excellent human relation skills and collaborative approach; Experience working with volunteers;

Demonstrated entrepreneurial, creative and opportunistic skills in approaching fundraising, marketing, and membership development;

Excellent organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines and work successfully with multiple competing priorities;

Event planning experience;

Strong proficiency with computer software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Abila Fundraising 50, or similar development database. Familiarity with Social Networking media (Facebook and Constant Contact);

Superior writing skills and success in obtaining grant awards;

Excellent written and oral communication skills;

Passionate about the mission of Greater Portland Landmarks and being part of a team working toward the collective success of Landmarks in serving the community;

Experience with capital campaigns or fundraising for capital projects preferred;

Truly enjoys raising money and promoting the organization.

Organization Description
Our goal is to save greater Portland’s historic places through preservation and adaptive reuse while promoting creative new architecture that enhances historic neighborhoods.

Founded in response to the Urban Renewal movement and the demolition of Portland’s historic Union Station (1888), Landmarks works to increase the public’s connection to greater Portland’s historic built environment by providing leadership, advocacy, educational publications, programs and resources, and by acting as steward of the Portland Observatory (1807) for future generations.

How to Apply
To apply send cover letter, resume, and three references to the Executive Director, Hilary Bassett, at

Pinkerton Academy
Dean of Institutional Advancement
(posted 07/25/2018)

Derry, NH

Job Description
Contract Period: Year-round position, 229 days, salaried, exempt

Supervisor: Headmaster

Subordinate Staff: Alumni Director,
Communications Coordinator and Editor, Administrative Assistant

Overview: Responsible for the development,
coordination, supervision, and evaluation of
advancement initiatives at Pinkerton Academy; directly responsible to the Headmaster for supervision and coordination of alumni, publication and philanthropic relations of the Academy; serves as consultant and advisor to Headmaster and the Board of Trustees in matters pertaining to donor relations and institutional advancement.

▪ Serves as an advisor and guide to the Headmaster and the Board of Trustees on all questions
relating to institutional advancement, phone and visit contacts
▪ Educates and guides the Headmaster and the Trustees in best practices for maximizing
▪ Provides support in the ongoing efforts by the Trustees related to PA Board development
▪ Works with the Headmaster and the Board of Trustees in developing short- and long-range
priorities for maximizing philanthropy
▪ Advises the Headmaster and the Board of Trustees about the best action plans for expanding
annual, major and planned gifts using best constituency engagement, communications, and
volunteer practices
▪ Works with Advancement Office staff in setting individual goals for executing all parts of the
action plan and supervises and evaluates their progress
▪ Collaboratively plans, implements, and supervises a comprehensive fundraising program
designed to secure significant financial resources from trustees, parents, alumni, foundations,
and others to support Pinkerton Academy’s mission and strategic priorities
▪ Leads and coordinates the efforts of the development team and volunteers in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors
▪ Helps to structure and lead a future capital campaign
▪ Oversees all fundraising efforts and programs, including Annual Giving, special fundraising
events, major gifts programs, capital campaigns, planned giving, donor prospecting and research,
and office administration
▪ Other duties as assigned by the Headmaster and/or the Board of Trustees

▪ Bachelor’s or Master's degree along with comparable experience in philanthropy
▪ Five or more years of relevant, successful experience in all phases of cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts from individuals and private foundations and a demonstrated ability to
establish long-term relationships with donors, faculty, alumni and other prospects
▪ Exceptional oral and (grant) writing skills with an ability to communicate with Board, faculty,
administrators and donors. Can present complex information in a clear and compelling manner
in writing and in person
▪ Superior skills at crafting briefings, proposals and stewardship reports
▪ Willingness and availability to travel extensively and work evening and weekend events to support the school’s mission and philanthropy
▪ Persuasive, persistent, and motivational ability
▪ Knowledge of planned giving instruments
▪ Recognized success working with senior institutional leaders, senior volunteers and academic and administrative staff
▪ Experience with donors including strong preparation and good judgment about the extent to
which cultivation can effectively be staff driven
▪ Capable of leading and managing a support team in all aspects of work, particularly with regard
to preparation of written materials and media presentations
▪ Recognized for initiative with a self-starting, resilient and entrepreneurial spirit
▪ Working Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge
▪ Proven negotiation, analytical, and problem-solving abilities

How to Apply
Please apply by following this link:

Last Day to Apply
until filled

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Philanthropy Officer
(posted 07/23/2018)

Concord, NH

Job Description
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) is growing its Development Team and seeking a qualified candidate for 2 Philanthropy Officer positions, one based out of Concord, NH or Southern NH and another based out of Southern VT. These positions will be responsible for securing major philanthropic investments in support of the mission and objectives of PPNNE.

The Philanthropy Officers will play a critical role in generating support for capital and general operating needs for the organization, and serve as the primary moves manager for a portfolio of current and prospective major donors. The Philanthropy Officers will work collaboratively across all parts of the organization and develop relationships with board members and staff volunteer leadership activities and groups that aim to stimulate or increase major gift fundraising.

Primary responsibilities include managing relationships with current & prospective donors, identifying and soliciting new donors/major gift prospects & being a full participant in the major gifts team in analyzing metrics & crafting strategies to secure philanthropic gifts to the organization. Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking HERE or visiting our website at and apply under our JOBS section.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England welcomes diversity & is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree, 3 to 5 years successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising preferred. Candidates must be willing to travel (reimbursement included and must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite & fundraising software programs.

How to Apply
Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume by visiting our website at and apply under our JOBS section.

Last Day to Apply

University of Maine Foundation
Stewardship & Donor Relations Associate
(posted 07/17/2018)

Orono, Maine

Job Description
The University of Maine Foundation seeks an organized and resourceful professional with exceptional writing and customer service skills to provide administrative and project support for our stewardship and donor relations program.

Essential Functions:

1. Assists with letters and prepares fund files.

2. Assists with production and distribution of fund stewardee account statements, campus fund administrator budgets, reports and related information.

3. Assists with processing new fund descriptions and monitors progress through pipeline.

4. Works with fund administrators to solicit and encourage the stewardship of donors.

5. Assists with monitoring funds to ensure compliance and accountability.

6. Responds to inquiries and offers information requiring policy interpretation.

7. Plans and coordinates complex administrative assignments and independent projects.

8. Assists in developing improved stewardship practices, policies, procedures and systems to better serve donors and campus administrators of funds.

9. Composes, prepares and edits stewardship correspondence.

10. Assists the Executive Assistant and the Administrative Specialists with general office duties as needed.

An Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience is required. Two years office experience with word processing, spreadsheets, and databases is preferred.

Other Information
The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, gender identity, gender experience, whistleblower activity, or any other classification protected by law in all personnel actions including, without limitation, hiring, training, compensation benefits, promotion, leave and termination. The Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals in accordance with applicable law.

Organization Description
The University of Maine Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates with its own elected Board of Directors, subject to the ultimate control of the membership. Established in 1934, the Foundation exists to encourage gifts and bequests to promote academic achievement, foster research and elevate intellectual pursuits at the University of Maine in Orono and other charitable organizations. The University of Maine Foundation manages an endowment—a collection of hundreds of individually named funds that are invested for growth—and annually distributes earnings providing private support as determined by our donors for University programs, students and faculty. Through the prudent stewardship of donors’ gifts, the Foundation is able to ensure stability for programs and student financial aid. Since the principal is not spent, endowments generate earnings year after year.

How to Apply
Please apply by mail or email and include a letter of application, resume, writing sample, and names and phone numbers of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Email Address:

Mailing Address: Human Resources, University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, Maine 04469

Last Day to Apply
August 15, 2018

Director of Development & Communications
(posted 07/16/2018)

Montpelier, VT

Job Description
CERF+ is seeking a well-rounded energetic and experienced professional to join our growing team to advance CERF+’s mission by building and sustaining support and increasing awareness of and engagement with CERF+’s work. Reporting to the Executive Director and working in partnership with the Board of Directors and the CERF+ staff, the Director of Development and Communications has primary responsibility for a range of institutional advancement functions to increase funding from private and public sources and effectively demonstrate the impact of CERF+’s work through a variety of communication mechanisms and platforms.

o Work with the Executive Director to set the vision and strategy to realize and exceed the annual development goals through individual gifts, foundation, corporation, government grants, sponsorship as well as other earned income and special events.
o Set development goals that increase giving (numbers of donors and size of gifts) and donor retention.
o Develop a culture of philanthropy through the mentorship and training of staff, the Board and volunteers.
o Oversee the maintenance, cultivation and management of key relationships (corporate, foundation, individuals) for the Board and Executive Director, and identify and research new prospects as potential supporters of CERF+.
o Participate in Board meetings as needed, interact with Board members and serve as staff liaison to the CERF+ Fundraising Committee. Assist the Fundraising Committee in defining assignments and accountabilities for each Board member.
o Broaden and develop robust annual fund, major donor and planned giving programs as well as special campaigns.
o Coordinate, plan, oversee and evaluate CERF+’s special events and special events for CERF+.
o Implement and expand existing online related fundraising activities such as crowdfunding and text-based fundraising.
o Oversee development operations, ensuring timely and efficient implementation of annual campaigns and donor acknowledgement.
o Work with the Deputy Director to assure sound fiscal operation of development functions, including timely, accurate and comprehensive development of income and expense budgets, reporting, monitoring and implementation. Evaluate cost effectiveness and productivity of fundraising strategies and initiatives.
o Develop and monitor grants calendar to ensure that all deadlines are met; research appropriate grant opportunities, prepare letters of inquiry, grant proposals, other funding requests as well as all funding related reporting.
o Oversee management of Salesforce CRM, data entry, list management and reporting to integrate interest in CERF+’s programs with development priorities.
o Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors, and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.

o Implement a comprehensive promotional plan which strengthens CERF+’s public image with strong and broad outreach and with social engagement strategies.
o Develop communications strategies that seamlessly integrate development, marketing, outreach and program messaging to increase CERF+’s visibility to new and existing audiences.
o Help CERF+ build the Artist Safety Net by creating networks of volunteers and supporters.
o Develop and implement communications strategies to three underserved constituencies in the craft field: folk and traditional artists, artists of color and artists who do not participate in the national marketplace.
o Oversee development of written communications, marketing materials and electronic marketing across multiple platforms such as the web, social media, print and digital publications, and other public relations and marketing platforms.
o Monitor marketing trends and content relevant to CERF+’s mission and translate information into compelling, actionable and effective strategies.
o Work with staff to integrate communications, branding and programs into fundraising strategies and activities, as appropriate.
o Increase donor satisfaction and retention through reporting on the impact of their support on CERF+’s work.
o Work with program staff to provide content (original and curated) for CERF+ website on a regular basis, ensuring consistency of messages.
o Work with and support the CERF+ staff with their related communications needs.
o Prioritize media opportunities and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting material as needed.
o Actively engage, cultivate, and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding CERF+’s programs, special events, public announcements, and other projects.

Other Information
• Bachelor’s degree and 6 years fundraising or related experience.
• Outstanding interpersonal and writing skills -- good listener and strong communicator – clear and compelling writer and story-teller, self-confident, positive attitude, compassionate, engaging and dynamic speaker and strong presentation skills.
• Knowledge, experience and success in fundraising techniques and trends, particularly donor relations, grant writing, planned giving, sponsorship, event planning and marketing.
• Experience planning, writing, editing, and production of outreach related communications such as social media, electronic newsletters, press releases, impact reports, videos, marketing literature, and other print publications
• Self-starting strategic thinker whose hallmark qualities include being persistent, personable, team-oriented, and possessing a desire to succeed.
• Organized, detail-oriented, and exhibit follow-through on tasks and goals.
• Advanced skills using technology and social media to galvanize support and expand outreach. Experience with Salesforce or a similar database.
• Diligent adherence to ethical fundraising practices.

• Proven ability to build strong relationships with donors, corporate sponsors, and other stakeholders.
• Strong collaborator with an ability to work effectively with and foster teamwork amongst CERF+’s Board of Directors and staff.
• Ability to operate as an effective tactical as well as strategic thinker.
• Excellent organizational, planning, project management, and administrative skills.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks on schedule in a busy working environment.
• A sense of humor, tact and diplomacy.
• Passion for the arts and the mission of CERF+.

Organization Description
A studio artist’s career has its own set of ups and downs. Some are predictable, others are unexpected. We’re here to ensure that your career is able to sustain both. We envision a future where working artists thrive and have a safety net of resources and support to protect and sustain their livelihood, studio and art.

CERF+ was started by artists for artists in the craft community as a grassroots mutual aid effort in 1985 and has since emerged as the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide. CERF+ serves artists who work in craft disciplines by providing a safety net to support strong and sustainable careers. Our core services are education programs, advocacy, network building and emergency relief.

CERF+ is readiness, relief + resilience for studio artists, ensuring that they are as protected as the work they create.

CERF+ is a 501(c)(3) public charity.

How to Apply
Please send letter of interest and resume to: or
535 Stone Cutters Way, Suite 202
Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Last Day to Apply
August 17, 2018

Kelly Brush Foundation
Development Director
(posted 07/13/2018)

Burlington, VT

Job Description
We are looking for a full-time Development Director to help take our organization to the next level. You will be responsible for creating and executing development strategies and fundraising campaigns to meet the growing national demand for our programs. You will work closely with the Executive Director and entire team to set strategy, cultivate individual and corporate donations, maximize event fundraising, and be a champion of our mission.

We are a growing non-profit making a direct impact for people in the spinal cord injury and ski racing communities. We have doubled revenue in the last 3 years (over $1m in 2017) and have set a strategic goal to double revenue again in the next 3 years. But demand for our program services is growing even faster (more than $1.5m in grant requests in 2017).

This full-time position reports to the Executive Director and is part of a mission-driven team. If you like fun in the workplace, promoting active lifestyles, and making a serious impact in people’s lives, please apply.

● Work closely with Executive Director to develop and implement organization’s fundraising strategy
● Identify new fundraising opportunities and set development priorities in line with our strategic plan
● Cultivate major donors and sponsors
● Manage relationships with existing sponsors, donors, and partners
● Manage event planning and execution with marketing and events team members

● At least 3 years of non-profit development leadership experience
● Proven success in sponsorship solicitation and securing major gifts
● Superior writing skills, from formal grant proposals to thoughtful thank you letters
● Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
● Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
● A passionate commitment to our mission
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Other Information
This position includes some national travel as well as evening and weekend events.

Organization Description
About the Kelly Brush Foundation
We are a dynamic and growing Burlington, VT–based non-profit inspiring and empowering people with spinal cord injuries to be active. We provide direct assistance to individuals and partner with organizations around the country to help people live their own active lifestyles. We also work closely with the alpine ski racing community to improve safety on the hill. We were founded in 2006 by Kelly and her family after Kelly sustained a spinal cord injury while racing in an NCAA alpine ski race.

How to Apply
Email a resume and cover letter to Zeke, our Executive Director, at

Last Day to Apply

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Director of Development
(posted 07/03/2018)

Vergennes, Vermont

Job Description
Direct and Manage all development efforts in direct support of the Museum.

Annual Fundraising: Identify and cultivate new major donors. Continue and improve the process to steward existing donors. Connect Executive Directore (ED) with potential key donors and arrange/accompany on calls. Help create the Annual Report. Compile and report pertinent donor and gift data from CRM database. Prepare regular reports such as development report, LYBUNTS, SYBUNTS, retention, comparison, etc. to ED as requested.

Grants: Coordinate the grants process including researching local, state, and national funding opportunities. Work with Program Managers and other staff to ensure an effective and efficient grant writing process, and communicate with funding agencies.

Development Budget: Develop the annual Development budget, periodically review progress, and adjust as necessary in consultation with ED and CFO.

Online Giving: Collaborate with the Director of Marketing to improve and expand online giving. Review current program and suggest improvements.

Marketing: Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Business Development to develop press releases, brochures, e-news, social media and other development and marketing activities.

Planned Giving: Create and implement a robust Planned Giving Program.

Capital Campaign: When approved by the Board of Directors collaborate with the consultant and ED to develop, implement and evaluate the capital campaign.

Endowments: When approved by the Board of Directors participate in the feasibility study, strategy development and implementation.

Development Committee: Collaborate with ED to prepare quarterly reports and presentations to the board and committee.

Results Based Accountability: Apply RBA principles in the evaluation of the use of donor and grant funds.

Federal Form 990: Participate in the annual updating of this publicly available form.
Events: Participate in creating, managing and staffing as needed.

Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: Five or more years of non-profit development experience.

Skills: Exceptional written and oral communication skills; knowledge of fundraising data reporting and analysis that leads to strategic approaches to meeting goals. Proficient in Excel and CRM software. High comfort level in engaging potential supporters.

Strong work ethic; organized, conscientious, flexible, responsible and very much a team player.

Represent the Museum in best light

Organization Description
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in Vergennes opened its doors as a non-profit museum in 1986. Beginning in an original historic stone schoolhouse, its waterfront campus has grown to over a dozen buildings serving thousands of students each year through nautical exploration, pedagogy and experiential learning adventures. We inspire students to ‘Learn from the Lake’ and make valuable connections between the discoveries made through underwater research and historical exploration and the future of their communities and the world around them.

How to Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume to Ed McGuire

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

Vermont Foodbank
Major Gifts Officer
(posted 06/27/2018)

Barre, VT

Job Description
Position Purpose:
The Major Gifts Officer will secure funds for the Vermont Foodbank by fulfilling the interests and passions of donors by providing them with giving opportunities, encouraging them to give and assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the Foodbank and are upgraded in their giving and involvement.

This position will regularly engage in one-on-one donor relations and solicitations by managing a portfolio of 100+ prospects and assuring that giving, retention and growth metrics are met. Works closely with the entire Philanthropy team, particularly the major giving team, made up of this position, the Chief Philanthropy Officer, the Community and Corporate Relations Manager, and the Grants Manager.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
• Will qualify a caseload of donors from a larger group of donors to the organization.
• Will create individual goals for each donor on his or her caseload based on the donor’s history of giving and the organization’s knowledge of that donor’s potential.
• Will create a plan for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person on the caseload. Will faithfully and on a timely basis execute that plan so that individuals on the caseload are retained and upgraded.
• Will work with program and communications staff to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals and asks that will be used with donors on the caseload to secure gifts and report back on how their giving is making a difference.
• Will perform other major donor activities as may be required by management, including creating monthly reports that accurately reflect caseload activity and performance.
• Provides donor-centered perspective to teamwork around events and other stewardship activities (including events, house parties, tours, volunteer opportunities, etc.).
• Work cooperatively and be able to communicate effectively with staff and volunteers to meet and sustain Foodbank goals.
• Positively contribute to an organizational culture of safe and secure food handling, warehousing, and distribution.
• The Foodbank relies on volunteers every day to fulfill our mission. All Foodbank employees must support our culture of philanthropy by treating every volunteer with appreciation and respect.
• Perform other duties as assigned including assisting with sort-a-thons and special events.
• Participate in department and full staff meetings.
• Some nights and weekends required.
Accountability – Performance will be measured by:
• Ability to qualify donors from the larger pool of organizational donors that meet the major gift criteria.
• Ability to create reasonable financial goals for each donor which are based on their giving and their potential.
• Ability to create a personal contact and ask plan for each donor on his or her caseload, that takes into account the individual donor’s passions, interests, motivations, giving patterns and ask preferences. Ability to execute this plan in a timely and cost effective manner which results in the retention and upgrading of donors.
• Ability to secure project and organization information and create and write effective offers, proposals and asks. Ability to secure information that can be sent back to donors to report on how their giving made a difference.
• Ability to create timely reports that reflect caseload performance.
• Ability to manage people, process, deadlines and budget while adhering to the policies and procedures of the organization.
• Ability to be a team player and protect the mission, goals and values of the organization.
Job Scope:
This position:
• Has frequent new and varied work situations.
• Has a moderate level of work complexity.
• Operates from established procedures.
• Performs work under minimal supervision.
• Decisions are made within prescribed operating guidelines and procedures.
• Budgetary accountability - partners with manager and peers to develop revenue and expense budget for department and in ongoing monitoring and forecasting.
• Management of capital assets - no control over capital assets.
• Responsibility for planning - makes recommendations for operational planning for department.
• Supervisory responsibility – supervise one direct report
Other Functions:
• Work in conjunction with team members to develop appropriate stewardship communications such as newsletters and impact reports.
• Assist in developing annual department strategic plan and budget in conjunction with team.
• Participate in management-level meetings and planning sessions and attend Board meetings when requested.
• Participate in committees, events, and workgroups as required.
• Other duties as assigned by the chief philanthropy officer.

Education and/or Experience:
• Minimum education requirement: Bachelor’s degree.
• Prior grant writing experience preferred.
Other Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to be results driven.
• Ability to effectively lead meetings.
• Excellent organizational skills and follow through.
• Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks concurrently.
• Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
• Ability to make "cold calls" and other solicitation skills.
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters in an appropriate and professional manner.
• Willingness to be flexible about changing priorities.
• Ability to consistently meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team.
• Ability to work some evenings, weekends and special holidays as needed.
Language Skills:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Technical/Computer Skills:
• Intermediate database experience, including experience working with mail merges and the creation of print projects.
• Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, and Outlook Express.
• Experience with Blackbaud products (Raiser's Edge)
• A valid Vermont Driver’s License.
• 3-year motor vehicle report (MVR) showing a clean driving record.

Organization Description
The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry.

How to Apply
A complete job description is available upon request.
Please submit application on-line at; be sure to include a cover letter & resume Attention: Human Resources Department, The Vermont Foodbank is an EEO.

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