Job Postings

American Radio Relay League
Development Manager
(posted 08/12/2019)

Newington, CT

Job Description
Summary of Position:

The Development Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic plans to maximize funding from donors for the organization through creative and effective campaign management and relationship building. This position is responsible for developing and managing fundraising campaigns, building strong and successful relationships, maintaining communications with donors and collaborating with and supervising staff to effectively execute fundraising efforts in addition to managing individual and corporate gifts.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate, strengthen and sustain those relationships along with maintaining ongoing communications and relationships with current donors; create new opportunities for engaging prospects to maximize giving and expand the giving base.
• Provides creative direction for, an overall management of, operations relating to fundraising, including but not limited to, annual appeals for various established funds, planned giving, endowments, and grants; in addition creates and maintains literature, campaign materials and recognition gift programs, etc. to support those activities.
• Manage all aspects of multi-media giving campaigns including writing, production, file selection, analysis and the use of the content management system for the ARRL website in collaboration with Marketing Communications team to guarantee consistent organizational messaging and branding.
• Ensure accurate and timely data processing including contribution processing, acknowledgement letters, certificates, and execution of donor recognition for major donors such as plaque preparations, special events and monthly correspondence.
• Establish, in conjunction with the executive officers, annual plans, and revenue and expense forecasts along with managing toward these goals, in addition to monthly and annual financial reporting and analysis.
• Provide fundraising and administrative support to ARRL’s sister organization, the ARRL Foundation, that includes serving as Corporate Secretary, contribution processing, and scholarship and grant application processing.
• Build and maintain strong prospective relationship with staff across the organization including working closely with the Communications, Marketing Communications and Editorial departments.

Expectations:
• Ability to effect growth in donor base along with ensuring all duties are performed to achieve or exceed financial and operational goals, including developing insights from market data and trends to shape campaigns.
• Ability to identify qualified prospects and solicit grifts by applying fundraising knowledge, research and best practices through a hands-on approach.
• Meet with prospective donors on a continual basis to establish and maintain effective communications with them.
• Be organized and exhibit timely follow through on tasks and goals through effective schedules and meeting established deadlines.
• Ability to develop, design and improve processes by utilizing the power of the association management system (AMS) software.
• Exhibit self-motivation and goal driven initiative in all forms of outreach to donors and build external relationships.
• Exercise excellent written, interpersonal and communications skills.
• Ensure fundraising database and tracking systems are accurately and fully utilized by staff.
• Effectively lead a team, provide direction, constructive feedback and development of employees.



Qualifications
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience:
• Five years in non-profit development field with proven professional fundraising experience.
• Grant writing experience a plus.
• Amateur Radio licensee or experience in related technical and/or public service fields preferred.

Education:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field.
• CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) preferred.

Interpersonal Skills:
• A significant level of trust and diplomacy is required in addition to having the ability to influence others while recognizing the sensitive nature of the donor relationship.
• Must display a positive attitude, demonstrate self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability while providing superior customer service.
• Strong relationship management and team building skills with the ability to work across multiple departments.
• Strong verbal, writing and interpersonal skills.

Other Skills:
• Results driven with excellent organization, presentation and communications skills.
• Ability to work as a self-starter in a team environment, inspiring others.
• Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with donor management systems.
• A commitment and passion to providing superior customer service.

Physical requirements:
• Must be able to independently travel and lift 20 lbs.


Organization Description
Work Environment:
• Occasionally fast paced, goal and deadline driven office environment with occasional required travel.


How to Apply
Apply to Monique Levesque at:
mlevesque@arrl.org

Last Day to Apply
September 12, 2019

Good Shepherd Food Bank
Annual Giving Officer
(posted 08/12/2019)

Auburn, Me

Job Description
Position Summary
The Annual Giving Officer is an integral part of the Food Bank’s Development team. The position is responsible for the strategic execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program, including a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving email, direct mail, phone, personal visits, events, and donor engagement—all focused on shaping a sustainable source of philanthropic revenue that builds a pipeline for major, planned, and campaign giving.
Essential Functions and Specific Responsibilities

Leadership & Supervisory
• Serve as a leader within the development team and across the organization.
• Develop, coach, inspire, motivate, and empower a strong annual giving team; manages the Donor Engagement Manager.
• Work with the Vice President of Development on annual planning, budgeting and goal setting for annual giving-related activities and campaigns. Responsible for forecasting and meeting revenue goals for the annual giving program, and tracking the key performance metrics for team members.
• Collaborate proactively with Development Operations, Major Gifts, Grants, and Communications staff members to ensure an excellent donor experience.
• Work with Development Operations and Major Gift staff to build and maintain prospect management processes and procedures that feed appropriate prospects into the major gift pipeline.
• Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of GSFB’s programs and strategy, using that knowledge to shape pitches, proposals, and collateral for the team, as well as to be a compelling ambassador for the organization.
• Help foster an environment that rewards new ideas and entrepreneurship, creating a culture that celebrates innovation, builds confidence, encourages teamwork, promotes diversity, and sets clear expectations for future success.
• Help reinforce a culture of philanthropy among all stakeholders, from staff to volunteers to donors.

Fund Development
• Maintain and grow subject matter expertise in annual giving, constantly implementing and seeking out new and innovative best practices.
• Systematically manage a large cohort of individuals and corporate mid-level supporters who, primarily, give annual gifts in the range of $500 to $5,000; personally manage a select portfolio of 50 annual donors.
• Develop and direct annual giving segmentation strategies for communication, stewardship, solicitation, and engagement with a focus on upgrading the total value of this cohort and further engaging donors in the mission of the Food Bank.
• Within the context of the overall fundraising plans, set strategy for and manage vendor relationships for direct response campaigns, including print and digital strategies.
• Oversee events and donor engagement strategies that support giving at all levels of the organization.
• Oversee the implementation, tracking, and stewardship of third-party and cause-marketing relationships.
• Use data analysis to develop and maintain ongoing measurement and reporting of program success.
• Use data analysis to identify possible major gift prospects; work systematically with Major Gifts and Development Operations to track and hand-off prospects.
• Develop and scale compelling impact reporting and other stewardship and engagement activities to build affinity, trust, and confidence in the organization, and to support the major gift program.
• Create original content for thank-you letters, receipts, emails, and other correspondence to support all levels of giving.
• Develop and launch annual giving recognition programs.

Other Responsibilities
• Work in close collaboration with the communications department to enhance messaging at all levels of the organization, keeping donors and the public informed, thanked, and involved; providing vehicles for more effective communications.
• Collaborate with the communications department on development-related activities, ensuring GSFB public face is consistent with achieving the organization’s mission and fundraising goals.





Qualifications
Qualifications
The ideal Annual Giving Officer will have a broad development background, with deep personal experience in managing a large and complex annual giving program using data and analytics and donor relations best practices, plus an aptitude and passion for working with data management and donor relations systems. Experience in a campaign environment and in working alongside a major gifts team will be essential. S/he will combine this experience with an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong commitment to the mission of GSFB and passion to eliminate food insecurity for Mainers.

Background
• 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible development experience, including experience in managing direct mail, direct response programs, events, and stewardship; experience in a supervisory role, is required.
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in business administration, communications, or related field.
Experience and Skills
• Exceptional planning, organizational, and ability to manage competing tasks;
• Superior oral and written communication skills and the ability to articulate the importance and urgency of GSFB’s work in a compelling way;
• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing priorities and meeting established personal and team goals;
• Possesses the highest level of integrity, donor confidentiality, and discretion with sensitive information, tasks, and relationships;
• The position is paperwork-intensive and requires skills in proofreading and editing, attention to detail and follow-through. Computer literacy, particularly in word processing, using Internet resources, and using databases is required. Must be proficient and have a passion for working with donor database systems.

Other Requirements
• Possession of current driver’s license and ability and willingness to travel frequently, including overnight.
• Personal commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive organizational culture.

At GSFB, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

GSFB is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics are representative and not intended to be exhaustive. Good Shepherd Food Bank will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the role. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

The position is sedentary in nature, with extended periods of sitting. The position requires extensive use of display terminal or computer. Position requires reading, comprehension and communication ability. The position requires the use of hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. Vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Position requires occasional out of state travel and frequent in-state travel.

GSFB administrative offices are located on the second floor of a warehouse building. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The position may have to manage a number of projects at one time and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of donors, clients, and vendors. The environment may be busy and the incumbent will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks. GSFB provides a tobacco-free work environment.

Travel: Frequent in-state travel, occasional overnight travel.

Other Information
Reports To: Vice President of Development
Supervises: 1 FTE

Organization Description
The mission of Good Shepherd Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in Maine by improving access to nutritious food for people in need, building strong community partnerships, and mobilizing the public in the fight to end hunger.

Core Values
Partnership: We endeavor to provide the best possible experience to everyone we engage with, basing interactions on a foundation of equity, integrity, and humility.

Core Values:

Agility: We promote an organizational culture that encourages new ideas, improvements, flexibility, and innovation, and turns challenges into opportunities.

Inclusion: We respect the breadth of life experiences across the communities we partner with, holding people struggling with hunger at the center of our decisions and actions.


How to Apply
Please submit qualification materials, including a resume and cover letter, here: https://jobapply.page.link/hmcM

Last Day to Apply
Posting will remain active until position has been filled.

New Hampshire Humane Society
Executive Director
(posted 08/09/2019)

Laconia, NH

Job Description
The New Hampshire Humane Society (NHHS), a strong and effective animal welfare nonprofit, is seeking an experienced and dynamic Executive Director in Laconia, NH. NHHS provides shelter for lost, abandoned and unwanted animals; finds responsible and caring forever homes; advocates for animals; implements education programs and promotes responsible pet ownership and the human-animal bond; and advocates to prevent cruelty to animals. Please see www.nhhumane.org.

The Organization
Founded in 1900, NHHS began in Nashua and operated in many diverse locations. It was moved to Laconia in 1935 and evolved into today’s innovative and full-service organization. In 2006, NHHS opened a brand new, state-of-the-art facility.

Shelter - In 2017, 1,250 animals (almost even numbers of cats and dogs) were received into shelter. NHHS offers each animal exceptional care and comfort, gentle behavioral support, and excellent medical treatment. All receive medical exams, and are spayed/neutered. Other surgeries and dental procedures are provided as needed. In addition, NHHS provides community animal care. In 2017, this included three low-cost rabies/microchip clinics, 150 low-cost spay/neuters and 228 rabies vaccines.

Adoption - NHHS has the 4th highest adoption rate in New England, with 985 animals adopted and 185 returned to their owners in 2017. Though only 16% of people nationally go to a shelter for their next pet, NHHS has an adoption rate hovering at 90%.

Education/Volunteer Support - New Hampshire Humane Society provides innovative education and volunteer programs. Dedicated volunteers participate with school programs and children’s groups in the Lakes Region through age appropriate, interactive activities and literature to learn about animal care. Children in grades K-6 who are able to read at any level come with an adult partner into the shelter to read to the cats in one of two cat social rooms, providing quiet, kind and loving human interaction and companionship. These rooms were expanded by the Catio Project, the creation of a screened, three-season extension and the building of a full-screened two-room gazebo provided by generous donors with the support of volunteer architects and builders in 2017.

NHHS is a local, stand-alone nonprofit that does not receive funds from national animal welfare organizations. Generous donors support NHHS through their philanthropy, and volunteers raise money for shelter operations through community events. Philanthropy also supports a pet food pantry, and volunteers provide animal care such as dog walking, foster care, cleaning and maintenance, and assistance in the kennel or laundry room.

Prevention of Cruelty – NHHS provides guidelines for owners who need to surrender their pets and receives animals who can no longer be cared for. NHHS also collaborates with local police departments and the animal control officer in cases of neglect and abuse.

New Hampshire Humane Society employs 25 full-time staff with an annual budget of $1.2 million. The Executive Director will work with a strong and experienced four-person management team. A volunteer Board of Directors of nine members governs the vision, strategic direction and operations of NHHS.

The Position
The new Executive Director will build on New Hampshire Humane Society’s success to date and reputation of excellence to strategically sustain it for the decades to come.

Responsibilities
Leadership

 Interprets community needs and identifies opportunities for furthering and enhancing the NHHS’ mission;
 With the Board, sets strategy and translates strategy into programming;
 Fosters and deepens healthy and cooperative relationships in the community;
 Serves as a spokesperson for NHHS;
 Embodies NHHS’ compassionate approach to animal welfare.
 Ensures that programs achieve the highest level of excellence in helping the lives of those in need;
 Builds and nurtures a team dedicated to the service mission of NHHS.

Organizational Management

 Enables the Board of Directors and its committees in their governance role;
 Ensures that NHHS’ vision, mission, and Board policies are implemented;
 Leads, in collaboration with the Director of Development, in designing and carrying out fundraising strategies, donor stewardship, public relations, and administrative functions;
 Makes or supervises employment decisions consistent with policies. Coaches and provides professional development opportunities and oversees evaluation of staff;
 Leads, in collaboration with the Director of Finance and Administration, financial planning and prepares operating budget in consultation with the Finance Committee. Maintains effective financial controls and reporting to the Board.

Location
The Laconia, NH area has much to offer individuals and families. Laconia is the gateway to the picturesque Lakes Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam and the White Mountains.





Qualifications
Qualifications Desired

 Love of animals;
 Demonstrated experience and skill in strategic visioning, planning services/programs, and execution;
 Capacity to be a strong representative and advocate in local and state-level animal welfare, nonprofit, business and public policy forums and to build relationships with other animal care organizations and community partners;
 Participatory leadership style and experience with a skilled and effective management team and understanding of HR practices;
 Strong written, verbal, and public speaking skills;
 Understanding of HR and financial acumen including budget development and managing/reporting against budgets;
 Experience working effectively with a Board of Directors;
 Success in fundraising or business development;
 The ideal candidate is a person with the above skills and animal welfare experience.

How to Apply
To apply in confidence, please send resume and cover letter to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, at segmont@egmontassociates.com.

Last Day to Apply
Applications requested by Sept. 11, 2019 but will be accepted until hire is complete

University of New England
Director of Development
(posted 08/09/2019)

Portland, ME

Job Description
BASIC FUNCTION

Manage, implement, and evaluate all aspects of the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual donors and prospects for major and planned gifts. Supervise all annual giving fundraising initiatives and progress. Develop a holistic, forward looking fundraising strategy to enhance prospect pipeline development through attentive, data driven portfolio management in collaboration with the IA leadership team. Manage a personal portfolio of 50-100 leadership donors and prospects.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop, manage, and implement a data driven strategy to increase individual giving through major, planned, and annual donations; in collaboration with the Advancement Services team, create analytic tools and guidelines to evaluate and communicate fundraising progress, and to inform strategic initiatives.
• Supervise and support the work of major gift officers through regular portfolio review and management, and annual performance goals.
• Supervise and support the work of the annual giving team, including annual solicitations, phonathon, Reunion giving, annual day of giving, and other fundraising initiatives as they develop.
• Collaborate with the Director of Donor and Alumni Relations to develop strategic and impactful stewardship initiatives.
• Develop and support cultivation and solicitation strategies for high level prospects in collaboration with the President, Vice President, Trustees and other key University personnel as appropriate.
• Manage a personal portfolio of 50-100 leadership prospects and donors, including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship through a variety of engagement methods including personal visits.
• Support volunteer involvement with major donor and annual fund efforts as needed.
• Keep abreast of current developments in the field.
• Understand and comply with the University of New England Safety Manual.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Director of Development job description, continued


SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Direct supervision is received from the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Direct supervision of two major gift officers and the Director of Annual Giving.



Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and 5+ years of relevant fund-raising experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
• Demonstrated success in major gift fundraising, portfolio management, and developing inclusive fundraising strategies.
• Experience with all aspects of individual fundraising, including annual and planned giving.
• Motivated, goal oriented leader with strong planning, organization, communication, and analytic skills.
• Raiser’s Edge database experience desirable
• Ability to work effectively with and represent the university to a broad range of individuals and groups within and outside of the university, including strong general public relations, marketing and public speaking skills, as well as specialized donor solicitation skills.



Other Information
ANNUAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

• Code of Conduct
• Ergonomics
• Fire Safety
• Sexual Harassment
• FERPA
• Title IX
• Active Shooter
• Cyber Security


How to Apply
Please follow this link - https://une.peopleadmin.com/postings/6073

Last Day to Apply
September 6, 2019

Visiting Nurse & Hospice for VT & NH
Senior Philanthropy Officer
(posted 08/02/2019)

White River Jct., Vermont

Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY
The Sr. Philanthropy Officer is responsible for structuring, implementing and monitoring a highly effective development and donor services program working closely with the Director, External Relations and Service Excellence, the CEO and staff to support and embrace the mission and goals of VNH. This position serves the Agency in a full range of development functions including prospect research, cultivating new, prospective donors, encouraging efforts for current donors, connecting with professional advisers, other door openers and donor stewardship to grow VNH’s assets in order to reach the annual and long-range development goals of VNH.

RELATIONSHIPS
Supervision received: Director, External Relations & Service Excellence

Other relationships: Patients and patient care givers, visitors, clinical staff, Agency and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health personnel, and the community-at-large.

STATUS

Full-time; Salaried

PERFORMANCE COMPETENCIES – CRITERIA I

Supports the Agency as follows: The mission is to improve the lives of those we serve. Such care recognizes the importance of quality service to patients and co-workers. In this context, each employee has the following responsibilities as an individual:

 Responsible -- Works independently, in a safe and appropriate manner. Demonstrates both problem-solving and problem-prevention skills.
 Sensitive -- Displays sensitivity to the needs of patients and co-workers. Demonstrates good communication skills and empathy.
 Timely -- Recognizes time as a customer's most valuable resource and responds promptly to donors’, patients' and co-workers' needs.
 Accurate -- Works carefully and precisely, with attention to detail.
 Coordinated -- Organizes and prioritizes work in the proper order. Displays good organizational skills and utilizes resources wisely.
 Thorough -- Meets all the requirements of his/her position. Can evaluate and follow up on his/her services.
 Safety -- Employees are required to comply with and utilize correct lifting techniques, safety procedures, and mechanical devices while performing their job-related duties/tasks to protect themselves and our patients from injury.

ORGANIZATIONAL/TEAMWORK COMPETENCIES

Each employee has the following responsibilities as a VNH team member:
 Collaborates with clinical staff and other health care professionals with a team-based approach.
 Displays and encourages sensitivity to the needs of patients, visitors, and co-workers.
 Treats others with consideration, courtesy, and respect.
 Performs duties willingly and with initiative; shares necessary information so co-workers can do the same.
 Demonstrates judgment and tact when dealing with others.
 Cooperates with other departments and work groups.
 Communicates effectively with patients, visitors, and co-workers; takes action to clarify information received from others.
 Punctuality
 Attendance

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – CRITERIA III

Build and grow funds:
o Promote annual growth of agency assets by collaborating with Board members, volunteers and staff.
o Develop, execute and grow an operating endowment of the agency.
o Grow future pipeline of estate gifts and planned gifts annually.
o Identify, cultivate, and secure funding for current and future initiatives and other areas that will positively impact the agency’s goals.
o Increase referrals from current fund holders through high satisfaction with our philanthropy services.
o Ensure donors feel appreciated and thanked.
o Write, prepare and submit grant proposals for foundations, government, and businesses.

Attract partners to the Agency:
o Achieve annual operating targets and/or special initiatives and event support, including town funding.
o Increase referrals with professional advisors annually, (attorneys, accountants, trust officers, financial planners, brokers, insurance agents and other advisors).
o Create more opportunities for philanthropy conversations; (special events, meetings, donor and prospect events and Annual meeting, estate planning seminars and other continuing education programs for current and prospective donors).
o Coordinate efforts to inform and engage donors through events, communication pieces and donor networking opportunities.

Build full-service philanthropic services:
o Grow philanthropic services that produce ever increasing results from individuals, families and corporations.
o Institutionalize philanthropic services for consistency and quality control.
o Influence organizational decision making through the use of data and trends analysis.
o Be a strong VNH advocate and grow knowledge of philanthropy and the community service field.
o Build, implement and objectively evaluate VNH’s donor acknowledgement and stewardship system.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position
 Must be able to lift and move office equipment, supplies, etc.
 Prolonged/extensive or considerable amount of standing/walking
 Extensive use of telephone and computer
 Requires close paperwork and visual acuity
 Requires hearing acuity for conversation and telephone

WORKING CONDITIONS

 Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances
 Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)
 Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
 Handles emergency of crisis situations
 Works in well-lighted/ventilated office area, as well as throughout the business office
 Is subject to frequent interruptions
 Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
 Frequent pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of three (3) years related experience, healthcare fundraising experience preferred.

Requirements: Valid driver’s license, and reliable transportation required

Experience: Must possess a demonstrated ability to cultivate donors and solicit individual gifts. Experience in annual fundraising programs and grant writing preferred, healthcare experience preferred.

Organization Description
Our Mission
We are dedicated to delivering outstanding home health and hospice services that enrich the lives of the people we serve.

In more than 160 towns in Vermont and New Hampshire, we deliver excellence in nursing, rehabilitation, hospice, and personal care services. As a non-profit, our only goal is helping people.

OUR PLEDGE
As the area’s foremost team of home health care experts, we deliver nursing, rehabilitation, and hospice services with proven effectiveness, integrity, and compassion.

We are driven by a focus on excellence and a spirit of innovation, from improving systems of care to improving individual lives.

Our relationship with each client is rooted in respect — for the families whose homes we are privileged to enter, for the communities we are honored to serve, and for all the lives we touch.

How to Apply
https://recruiting.ultipro.com/VIS1011VINA/JobBoard/23724bb2-7728-4c09-b465-1fb469e6caf1/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=47b18aec-7692-4ae2-a995-b5864b7811c2

Last Day to Apply
10/30/2019

MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center
Development Director
(posted 08/02/2019)

Keene, NH

Job Description
Development Director - Job Description

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt, Salary, Benefits Eligible


The role of the Development Director is to manage a fundraising program that meets the financial goals of the organization, which includes annual giving, major gifts, corporate donations, events, grant solicitations, planned giving, and in-kind resources, as well as promoting community awareness of MCVP’s services and impact as outlined in the strategic plan.

Reports to: Executive Director

Responsibilities:
o Secure financial support through the cultivation of relationships with current and prospective funders, including individuals, foundations, and corporations
o Coordinate and manage annual fundraising campaigns
o Process all donations received, prepare acknowledgments, and utilize/maintain records in the donor database
o Plan and coordinate fundraising events
o Oversee productions of public information such as the annual report, brochures, newsletters, website, and press releases
o Work with Development Committee, Board of Directors, key volunteers, and other staff as appropriate to plan and execute fundraising activities
o Grow and maintain community relationships
o Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director


Qualifications
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required
o Minimum of 5 years’ experience in development
o CFRE certification preferred
o Proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources, including major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations
o Familiarity with donor-tracking software
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Strong interpersonal, administration, and management skills
o Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

Organization Description
Summary: The mission of MCVP Crisis and Prevention Center is to respond to domestic & sexual violence and stalking in our community by providing a care & support system for survivors, as well as to work to end interpersonal violence in all forms through primary prevention, community engagement, and collaboration. Our staff is a team of dedicated individuals working toward a violence-free Monadnock Region.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: director@mcvprevention.org

Last Day to Apply
August 30, 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Development Director
(posted 07/31/2019)

Nashua, NH

Job Description
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research. We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into CF research and drug development, the results of these bold investments have been astonishing. A few decades ago, most people with CF didn’t live long enough to attend elementary school. Today, many people born with CF are living into their 30s, 40s, and beyond.

Would you like to go to work every day knowing that your work is important and effective? Do you want to go home every day knowing that you have made a difference?

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, and one of the most innovative and successful organizations of its kind is seeking a Development Director in our Nashua, NH Chapter office.

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

-Develop fundraising plans and budgets
-Plan, manage and execute at least two priority events or campaigns
-Launch new events, campaigns, initiative and/or programs
-Engage in continuous short-term and long-term revenue planning
-Identify prospective individual donors
-Identify, recruit/renew, and cultivate/steward new and veteran corporate sponsors, committee members, team leaders, honorees, chairs, and volunteers for assigned events/campaigns/initiatives


Qualifications
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

-5+ years of fundraising/sales experience
-Four-year degree or equivalent education/experience
-Excellent customer service skills
-Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills
-Availability to work nights and weekends as necessary to attend meetings and events
-Strong networking, community engagement and relationship building skills
-A team player – comfortable working in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment
-Ability to meet deadlines, strength in attention to detail
-Someone with passion who is motivated and driven to contribute to the overall mission of our Foundation

Other Information
WHAT WE OFFER:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation recognizes the importance of employees taking care of their health and safety needs and those of their families. The Foundation strives to create and maintain a balanced work schedule for its employees and promotes quality of life through its varying benefits.

-Comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision healthcare insurance
-Competitive salaries with incentive plans
-401(k) plan with generous employer matching contributions
-Exciting learning and development programs to support professional growth
-Employee discounts – computers, phone plans, travel, theme parks
-Tuition Reimbursement
-Generous paid holidays and shortened workdays on Fridays in the summer and before major holidays
-Employee wellness programs
-Business casual work environment

How to Apply
https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CFF&cws=1&rid=3258

Last Day to Apply
N/A

New Beginnings, Inc.
Development and Marketing Coordinator
(posted 07/31/2019)

Lewiston, ME

Job Description
Are you an excellent writer and communicator who loves to get people excited about the causes you care about?
Have nonprofit fundraising experience and want a meaningful job?
Put your fundraising and marketing skills to work while making a difference for homeless youth in Maine at New Beginnings!

We’re seeking someone who is highly motivated, mission-focused, and ready to take on new challenges - with excellent social media savvy and interpersonal communication skills that can be leveraged to tell the story of New Beginnings. The Development and Marketing Coordinator is supervised by and works closely with the Director of Development to implement the agency’s fundraising and marketing plans with the goal of increasing private support for New Beginnings.

The Development and Marketing Coordinator is responsible for distilling our mission, goals and outcomes into persuasive branding and marketing tools designed to increase our visibility, donor/volunteer base and revenues. The Coordinator has primary responsibility for the agency’s annual fundraising, special campaigns, events, newsletters, online content, donor database, and marketing/promotional materials.

The successful candidate will have experience with meeting and exceeding fundraising goals through engaging messaging and storytelling to show impact and generate community support. This position has significant social networking responsibilities as well as electronic record-keeping and developing print materials. They will also assist with grants management, grant writing and creating and implementing annual and long-term development.

Qualifications
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in non-profit development work and/or successful fundraising and Bachelor’s degree required; professional certification or continuing education preferred. Extensive related experience may be substituted for a degree.

Excellent speaking, writing, and design skills; organization and attention to detail; and motivation to work both independently and as a team.

Significant office work experience is required, including excellent Windows-based computer, word processing, layout, mail merge, Excel, and web/social media skills. CRM/donor database experience, data analysis, graphic design, photography/video skills, valid driver’s license, and prior supervisory experience preferred. Familiarity with youth development, homeless programs, or advocacy is also a plus!

This position is based at New Beginnings' Lewiston, Maine agency headquarters with some local travel required; driver’s license and clean driving record preferred.


Other Information
This is a full-time nonexempt position with generous benefits including 100% employee health insurance with an HSA account option; 403B retirement plan; vision/dental coverage; life, disability, and long-term care insurance; and 33 days/year of earned benefit time off to start.

New Beginnings is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ+ persons, and those with personal or professional experience with homelessness and/or high-poverty communities.

Organization Description
About New Beginnings, Inc.:

We are hiring talented and enthusiastic people who are committed to making a difference for homeless youth in Maine. For nearly 40 years, New Beginnings has helped children, teens, and young adults find safety, build connections, and access the opportunities for growth that they need to thrive. Our comprehensive services prevent young people from becoming homeless, support struggling families, and help vulnerable youth grow into stable and healthy adults.

Learn more at www.newbeginmaine.org


How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and resume to Rachel Spencer-Reed, Director of Development and Community Services at rachel@newbeginmaine.org or New Beginnings 134 College Street, Lewiston, ME 04240

Please note: Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered. Candidates selected to interview will be asked to submit marketing and writing samples as part of the hiring process.


Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

Northern Light Health
Philanthropy Officer - Major Gifts
(posted 07/17/2019)

Ellsworth, Maine

Job Description
This Position Covers Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital and Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital

SUMMARY: Experienced fundraising position with primary focus on major gift work and capital campaigns and/or service line, and other funding priorities as identified by hospital leadership. This position will focus on raising funds for Northern Light Health and its designated member organizations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Identify, cultivates, solicit and provide stewardship for major gifts of $10,000 or more. Builds effective relationships with physicians, patients, grateful families, administration, board members, volunteers, community and civic leaders to advance the mission through philanthropy

2. Work in partnership with the Foundation leadership to shape and implement strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of major campaign prospects to support hospital funding priorities.

Achieve realistic and quantifiable goals based on mutually agreed upon fundraising metrics that will be the primary performance standards used to measure fundraising success.
Responsible for meeting established goals for # face-to-face meetings, # of gift solicitations and revenue goals.
Manage a portfolio of 125-150 donors and prospective donors to strategically advance through moves management and solicitation.
Keep timely and accurate records of donor and prospect interactions through the Raiser's Edge and NXT database.
Work closely with philanthropy staff to support signature fundraising events with a focus on cultivating major gift donors and prospects who participate.
Provide updates to Foundation board, hospital leadership, and hospital foundation council on fundraising initiatives and opportunities.
Identify and engage new major gift prospects for capital campaigns and other funding priorities as identified by hospital leadership.
Collaborate with director of prospect strategy and donor relations manager on general and tailored donor stewardship strategies that strengthen relationships with assigned and prospective donors.

11. Maintain high visibility with the hospital community; remains accessible to community members as a means of building positive donor relationships and to heighten awareness of Northern Light Health and its member organizations.

Work closely with Foundation colleagues and Community Relations to develop case for support, proposal communications, and stewardship materials needed for major gift and capital campaign fundraising.
Work closely with Foundation staff and Community Relations to ensure a coordinated message across the member organizations.

14. Promote a culture of philanthropy with Northern Light Health internal audiences; build philanthropic awareness through physicians, nursing, clinical and support staff, and maintain a presence throughout the hospital environment.

15. Collaborate with Foundation staff to accomplish the goals and objectives for the Northern Light Health Foundation.




Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree required; preferred advanced degree in communications, organization management, health or business.

2. A minimum of five years of dedicated fundraising experience in a variety of roles that represent progressively increased responsibility in leadership and major giving.

3. Possess a demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of donors and donor prospects, moving them through the cycle of giving to solicitation onto stewardship and sustained and increased giving.

4. Documented outcomes resulting from personal, one-on-one solicitations for contributions.

5. Ability to work independently within defined goals and standards.

6. A strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one's work

7. Strong verbal and written skills, well organized, self-directed with ability to meet deadlines.

8. The ability to deal effectively with physicians and other medical executives is critical

9. Achievement oriented, a good team player, and a successful team builder

10. Ability to work in a dynamic. Fast-paced environment and good at developing relationships both internally and externally with the various constituencies

11. Proficient with computerized information management in the fundraising setting, including Blackbaud Raiser's Edge and NXT.

12. Enjoy working with people and advancing the mission of healthcare fundraising.

13. Able to work effectively with people and inspire others to perform at a high level of efficiency and productivity.

14. Flexible work schedule to include weekends, evenings and select holidays.

15. Knowledgeable in planned giving and ability to discuss with donors

16. Valid driver's license

17. A working knowledge of marketing and public relations is a plus


Organization Description
Northern Light Health exists to make healthcare work for you. That is our mission. That is our purpose.

Northern Light Health is the most expansive integrated health care system in Maine. We provide care to people from Portland to Presque Isle and from Blue Hill to Greenville. We are comprised of nine member hospitals with 584 long-term beds, a single physician-led medical group, eight nursing homes, five emergency transport members, 37 primary care locations, and we employ more than 12,000 people in Maine.

How to Apply
Visit careers.northernlighthealth.org and search job number 62462.
If you have questions please contact us at talent@northernlight.org or 207-973-7100.

Last Day to Apply
8/31/19

The Putney School
Campaign Coordinator
(posted 07/17/2019)

Putney, Vermont

Job Description
The school is looking for an experienced development professional to serve as coordinator for a five-year, comprehensive capital campaign. The campaign coordinator will provide guidance and support for an ambitious fund-raising effort, working closely with the director of development, the head of school, the board of trustees, and key volunteers.

Qualifications
Interested candidates should have significant prior responsibility for and demonstrated success with multi-million-dollar capital campaigns. S/he will report to the director of development as a member of a 7-person alumni/development team.

The successful candidate will have focused ambition, a track record of donor cultivation and solicitation, strong organizational and communications skills, a creative and resilient spirit, proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, and an interest in progressive education.

Candidates should be familiar with prospect management tools, have a strong record of collaboration, and demonstrate optimism, integrity, discretion, and judgment.

Other Information
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE
• Identifying, recruiting, educating, motivating, and managing campaign volunteers
• Guiding volunteers and staff in preparing for, executing, and documenting successful solicitations
• Maintaining campaign prospect and donor records
• Scheduling and planning campaign meetings
• Collecting and organizing background material, including research conducted by external providers and information in the school’s records
• Planning and executing campaign events
• Maintaining campaign lists, assignments, tickler files, and progress reports
• Developing campaign materials
• Optimizing social media and other communications
• Ensuring appropriate gift acknowledgement and donor recognition

Organization Description
The Putney School is a progressive boarding school of 235 students located in Putney, Vermont. Putney is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference, seeks inclusivity, and demands cultural awareness, and we hire accordingly. For more information on Putney, please visit our website at www.putneyschool.org.

How to Apply
Interested parties should send a cover note, resume, samples of relevant work, and contact information for at least three references to development@putneyschool.org. No snail mail, phone calls, or drop-ins please.

University of Maine Foundation
Senior Director of Southern Maine Operations
(posted 07/12/2019)

Falmouth, Maine

Job Description
The University of Maine Foundation seeks a motivated professional to manage our fundraising program at our Southern Maine Office in Falmouth located just north of Portland Maine’s largest metro area and economic hub.

Portland located on Casco Bay, with its high quality of life, ranks 23rd on the 2019 Best Places to Live list. Featuring cobblestone streets, Portland offers artful living and has been dubbed one of the greatest destination food towns in America.

The full job description can be found at https://umainefoundation.org/employment-opportunities/

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.

Qualifications
A bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years of relevant fundraising/sales experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A master’s degree is preferred.

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.

How to Apply
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: umfoundationhr@maine.edu

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

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

Vermont Historical Society
Operations and Membership Assistant
(posted 07/10/2019)

Barre, Vermont

Job Description
The Operations and Membership Assistant will support the mission of the Vermont Historical Society through the handling of the day-to-day operations and stewardship of members and volunteers. The Operations and Membership Assistant will perform a variety of specialized record-keeping and reporting tasks related to general office management, annual fundraising campaign, membership, planned giving, and special events.

Office Responsibilities:
-Perform general clerical work for the organization, including staffing the reception desk in the main lobby of the History Center, greeting and providing assistance to the general public, and answering phones. Includes staffing reception desk on the 2nd Saturday of each month
-Open and close public entrances as well as galleries
-Provide administrative support to Executive Director (mailing, communication formatting, printing, photocopying, and other tasks as assigned)
-Record and maintain minutes of the Board of Trustees on behalf of the Board Secretary
-Monitor and maintain office supplies inventory and equipment
-Manage volunteer schedule
-Organize orientation and training materials for new staff, volunteers, and trustees

Development Responsibilities:
-Maintain primary donor database, currently Raiser's Edge
-Process donation and membership payments and produce acknowledgement letters
-Prepare membership renewal notices and track status of pledges from personal solicitations
-Coordinate and carry out bulk and special mailings
-Organize and maintain development paper files
-Assist with arrangements for development-related special events
-Ensure security, integrity, and confidentiality of data

A full job description, including information on benefits and salary, available at https://vermonthistory.org/career-opportunities.

Qualifications
Associates degree in business or other appropriate discipline, please two years of relevant experience required. Bachelor's degree and experience with Raiser's Edge or other donor management databases preferred.

Organization Description
The Vermont Historical Society (VHS) is a nonprofit organization that operates the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, the Vermont History Center in Barre, and programming throughout the state. Established in 1838, its purpose is to reach a broad audience through outstanding collections, statewide outreach, and dynamic programming. The Vermont Historical Society believes that an understanding of the past changes lives and builds better communities. Visit the VHS's website at https://vermonthistory.org.

How to Apply
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to John Grosvenor, Director of Finance & Operations at john.grosvenor@vermonthistory.org.

Last Day to Apply
July 26, 2019

Colgate University
Regional Advancement Director
(posted 07/10/2019)

Hamilton, New York

Job Description
Accountable for effectively developing and maintaining relationships with key major gift (and prospective major gift) constituents as assigned. Ensures effective qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of constituents. Responsible for increasing levels of annual and long-term engagement and giving within assigned constituents.
Responsible for effective management of fundraising projects and events as assigned. Accountable for positively representing all aspects of the university at all times.

Qualifications
- Must possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced organization and work effectively with staff, administrators, faculty, alumni, and board members is essential.
- Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the university's mission; experience in team building and project management.
- Must be able to work collegially and effectively with a diverse group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.

- Experience in private college advancement is highly desirable with preference to those with a proven track record in garnering philanthropic support.

A bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been acquired is required.


It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/cy64bshqgyk9jyfy

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How to Apply
Apply Online at http://www.Click2Apply.net/cy64bshqgyk9jyfy

Last Day to Apply
10/8/2019

George Stevens Academy
GSA Fund Director
(posted 07/10/2019)

04614

Job Description
The GSA Fund Director

The GSA Fund Director leads George Stevens Academy’s efforts to grow donor participation and dollars raised for The GSA Fund, which directly supports students and faculty by providing funds needed for the daily operation of the school. The GSA Fund Director reports to the Director of Development and collaborates with administration, trustees, faculty, and students.

Responsibilities and Requirements
• Lead GSA’s efforts to increase The GSA Fund, meeting or exceeding goals set by the Head of School and Director of Development
• Build on existing relationships on campus and with donors and prospects within the GSA and peninsula communities.
• Work with the Development Committee, composed of trustees, parents, alumni, and friends, to secure constituent participation in The GSA Fund, including through volunteer programming and events
• Develop and implement leadership giving society strategies
• Provide comprehensive oversight of marketing and communications efforts using industry best practices and analytics to drive decisions and strategy
• Provide strategic direction to segmentation and messaging directed toward acquisition of new donors and retention of current donors
• Think strategically and execute in multiple channels simultaneously: direct and volunteer solicitation, print and electronic direct marketing, and social media
• Expand and update The GSA Fund’s presence on GSA’s website
• Have excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
• Write, schedule, and execute print and electronic solicitations
• Lead all aspects of volunteer management: create and manage expectations, effective communication, goal setting, and efficient support
• Serve as primary contact for alumni for reunion and class gift information, class notes, profile updates, events, and communications
• Expand alumni volunteer structure through Class Agent program
• With members of the administration, plan meaningful ways to involve alumni in the life of the school and encourage interaction between students and alumni
• Compile class notes and write GSA Fund updates and alumni profiles for GSA publications and the website
• Plan and carry through the senior class gift program
• Work on weekends and nights as required for events and donor engagements, both on campus and off. Light travel—including overnight travel—is required, both locally and out of state.
• Be a high energy, charismatic leader with team-building skills
• Take initiative and demonstrate a strong work ethic, putting in extra effort when needed
• Embrace professional development opportunities, including attendance at occasional conferences.
• Hold a bachelor’s degree



Qualifications
Ideal Skills and Experience
• Five to seven years of direct or transferrable experience
• Track record of team leadership and personal action managing fundraising volunteers, directly soliciting leadership annual gifts, and growing donor participation
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge a major plus
• Demonstrated familiarity with customer-base segmentation techniques
• Understanding of and appreciation for the town academy model
• Familiarity with George Stevens Academy, our mission, and programs


Other Information
The successful candidate will lead GSA’s efforts to increase The GSA Fund, which directly supports students and faculty by providing funds needed for the daily operation of the school; work with the Development Committee to secure constituent participation in the GSA Fund; serve as primary contact for alumni and plan meaningful ways to involve alumni in the life of the school; and develop and implement a leadership giving program for The GSA Fund.

Organization Description
George Stevens Academy is a town academy on the coast of Maine. Founded in 1852, we are the high school for nearly all students from the seven towns in our rural community. We also enroll private-pay day and boarding students from around the world. Our students’ interests, talents, and aspirations reflect the diversity of the communities from which they come.

GSA provides a comprehensive and challenging education for all students, for those who will build futures in surrounding communities and for those who will make lives elsewhere in the world. Our many academic and experiential programs foster a love of knowledge, inspire creativity, instill self-confidence, encourage good character, and prepare each graduate for a purposeful life in a changing world.



How to Apply
Visit www.georgestevensacademy.org/jobs, where interested applicants should download and print the Employment Application, fill it out, and send it, along with a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference, to Rada Starkey, Director of Development, George Stevens Academy, 23 Union Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Prospective applicants also may scan the completed application and submit it and the rest of the application package by email to r.starkey@georgestevens.org.


Last Day to Apply
8/2/19

Manchester Community Library
Director of Advancement
(posted 07/01/2019)

Manchester Center, VT

Job Description
The Director of Advancement serves as a key member of MCL’s leadership team and is responsible for advancing philanthropic support including operating, capital, and endowment funds. The incumbent will identify, solicit, and cultivate individuals, foundations, and corporate prospects through direct mail, grants, personal visits, and targeted events to meet the fundraising goals required to support the long-range sustainability of the Library. As the principal fundraising strategist, Director of Advancement will lead our efforts to increase our annual revenue significantly over the next four years, from our FY20 budget of $335K. This data-driven individual will use metrics and best practices to provide strategic guidance and support to the Executive Director, the Board of Trustees, and Development Committee members.

Qualifications
A list of qualifications can be found at our website: mclvt.org. Click on "Join Our Team" to access the full position description.

Organization Description
Since the opening of our new building in 2014, the MCL has established itself as a hub of community life. Open to all, the Library is a place that not only connects patrons with books and ideas but with one another. Libraries such as ours are unique. Individuals of all ages walk through our doors, attending movie nights, practicing yoga, learning mah jongg, and finding companionship. At the MCL we are committed to creating a space where people from across all walks of life can come together and access freely our shared culture and heritage. Our Mission: Manchester Community Library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing resources for personal enrichment and growth.

How to Apply
Please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to J. Violet Gannon, Executive Director, (jvgannon@mclvt.org). A criminal background check is required.

Last Day to Apply
Accepting applications until position is filled

Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Community Relations Event & Project Coordinator
(posted 07/01/2019)

Lebanon, NH

Job Description
The Coordinator provides overall support in awareness building, fundraising and advocacy efforts for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock with a focus on corporate partnerships, volunteers, events, and other external community relationships.

Responsibilities:
• Supports CHaD corporate partnerships, including cause-marketing campaigns, corporate DIY events, volunteerism and grant programs.
• Tracks and reports on corporate fundraising, budgets, and grants.
• Manages financial reports, event budgets, deposits, and payment processing for related events. Creates, tracks, and manages relevant budgets, costs, and expenses for assigned activities. Serves as liaison to the development office, coordinates and supports departmental financial activities.
• Plans, coordinates, and manages logistics for key fundraising events or special projects for CHaD in coordination with other CHaD Community Relations team members. Develops detailed plans, tracks on plans and provides ongoing coordination of the logistical details. Develops, ensures and implements strategies for cost effective events and future growth of events.
• Prepares or arranges needed materials, vendors and venues for CHaD activities. Identifies, solicits, and creates contracts with vendors and facilities. Solicits sponsorships and in-kind donations.
• Conceptualizes, creates, and/or assists in the development and production of high quality materials including posters, flyers, videos, and presentations.
• Leads and assists with awareness building activities for CHaD in community forums region wide.
• Assists with overall CHaD fundraising plans and strategies. Includes serving as lead coordinator for special interest groups such as youth, corporate champions, general civic groups.
• Develops, manages, and maintains mailing lists and contact names for networks and civic groups in office databases.
• Supports and coordinates CHaD Corporate Champion relationships. Initiates, implements, and/or manages CHaD Champion accounts. Acts as store-to-store contact liaison with larger CHaD Champions with multi-state sites.
• Coordinates CHaD CR volunteers. Recruits, supervises, schedules, and directs volunteers for CHaD events and activities.
• Provides logistical oversight and detail management for all aspects of major CHaD fundraising and marketing events.
• Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Note: Position will have regular travel to our Bedford site to allow for corporate outreach activities statewide.


Qualifications
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience, or the equivalent in education and experience, required.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently, assess priorities, and organize workload required.
• Prior experience in events management, public affairs, development or community relations office preferred.
• Demonstrated word processing, database management, graphics, video production, social media and spreadsheet computer skills preferred.


Other Information
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organization Description
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 4 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth- Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. With destinations like Boston, New York, the seacoast and ski country within driving distance, the opportunities - both career and personal - truly make New Hampshire the ideal place to work and play.

How to Apply
Applicants are encouraged to apply online, Req #1900021D:

Careers.Dartmouth-Hitchcock.org

For more information, please contact:

Brandi Deutsch - Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist
brandi.m.deutsch@hitchcock.org

Last Day to Apply
October 1st, 2019

Community Engagement Lab
Development and Marketing Director
(posted 07/01/2019)

Montpelier, VT

Job Description
The Development and Marketing Director reports to the Executive Director (ED) and serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the CEL.

In partnership with the ED, this position is responsible for building awareness, cultivating and nurturing relationships with the CEL’s supporters, programming partners, and other fundraising connections in order to build the CEL’s impact, visibility and financial resources.

The Development and Marketing Director will design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing key alliances by cultivating individual and institutional philanthropic support. They will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $1M budget through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, event sponsorship, and corporate and foundation support.

They will expand and diversify the CEL’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, they will work closely with the Board of Directors and support Board members as they take on active fundraising roles.

Responsibilities
• Actively work with the ED, Board of Directors and staff to design and implement short and long range strategic plans.
• Develop, monitor and refine policies necessary for a strong fundraising organization.
• Actively work with the ED to develop and implement a comprehensive development strategy to include individual, corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
• Design and implement a large-event sponsorship campaign
• Support and partner with the ED and board members on all major fundraising initiatives.
• Have primary responsibility for research, proposal development and follow up reporting for all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach.
• Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deep ties with community partners and donors.
• Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program.
• Identify, develop, and mentor the development team (volunteers, board members, staff).

Qualifications
• High energy and passion for the CEL’s mission
• 5+ years experience as a non-profit executive in Vermont with demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
• Ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and grant makers and build long-term relationships
• Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time
• Exceptional strategy development, project management and communication skills
• Flexible and adaptable style
• Ability to work independently and also a team player who will engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside of the CEL
• The ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
• Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Relevant technology skills for record-keeping and donor relationships management

Other Information
Residency in Central/Northern Vermont is desirable, but not required. The CEL team works primarily remotely from home offices, with weekly team meetings in Montpelier.

This position requires reliable transportation and will involve travel throughout Vermont at all times of the year. During several key programming times it will require time in the evenings and weekends.

Salary and Benefits: $45,000 for .8 FTE (four days/week), plus $10,000 contribution to health insurance or retirement plan, plus $350 health and wellness activity reimbursement. Six weeks paid vacation plus all national holidays.

Organization Description
Founded in 2011, the Community Engagement Lab helps communities thrive and become more sustainable by engaging and inspiring people of all ages in projects that activate their creativity. CEL is a leader in placing creativity at the center of learning, so all students in Vermont have the creative and critical thinking skills they need to succeed in school, careers and life.

Learn more at communityengagementlab.org


How to Apply
• Send cover letter and resume with three references to Executive Director Paul Gambill: paul@communityengagementlab.org.
• Inquiries should be sent to Paul Gambill via the email above, or call 802-595-0087.
• The Community Engagement Lab is an equal opportunity employer.


Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

University of New Hampshire
SML DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS
(posted 06/20/2019)

Durham, NH

Job Description
SML DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Location: UNH, Durham, NH

Department: UNH Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering [UZMS00]

Posting Number/Job Order #: PS1298FY19

Summary of Position:

The key objective of the Director of Community Relations is to nurture meaningful relationships with our community and the public. Applicants should be excited about developing and implementing plans to increase awareness, engagement, and support for SML's mission and programs. Reports directly to and works closely with the ED to perform duties. The role is a varied one that combines elements of relationship building, stakeholder management, fundraising and public programs. This position will partner with SML leadership to carry out the 2018-2028 SML Strategic Plan.

Duties include managing donor relations, implementing community outreach programs, organizing events, writing and releasing publicity material such as press releases and developing public relations strategies that will promote the organization's mission. Excellent interpersonal skills are a must, team-building, organization, as well as proven communications expertise in one or more communications skills (e.g. writing, social media, graphic design, etc.). Overnight time on Appledore Island is required in the summer. Travel and evening events are to be expected.

Duties / Responsibilities:

• Donor Relations (40%): Oversee SML’s development activities with support from the ED
-Coordinate giving efforts with SML development staff (giving day, 603 challenge, wheelhouse day, private tours/visits, salons).
-Manage donor database.
-Track and manage gifts.
-Educate the SML seasonal staff understanding & expectations about donor visits.
-Donor appreciation (cards, communication highlights, student cards, annual gifts…).
-oversee donor visits.
-Managed capital campaigns with support from ED.
-Alumni Relations:
-Oversee the development of a SML Alumni and Friends Association (SML AFA ).
-Plan and implement annual SML AFA weekend.
-Plan and implement activities throughout the year to engage SML alumni.

• Communications (25%): Oversee SML brand consistency and innovation.
-Manage and grow SML’s web, social media, and email communications and marketing programs to produce high quality communications in pace with trends in such media outlets.
-Manage SML Contact Database (CRM ) with other admin staff
-Ensure a consistence voice for SML in communicating with our community and the public.
-Create and distribute SML press releases and media communications
-Manage high quality marketing materials (collateral) and advertising public programs.
-Keep current on UNH /Cornell marine science related activities and events
-Work with communication partners at UNH , Cornell, and others to coordinate communication efforts.
-Build and maintain relationships with university partners, journalists, bloggers, and public audiences that will help advance our work
-Co-write monthly newsletter with ED and SML Staff.
-Manager SML store merchandise, finances, & operations (including training SML staff on store operations).

• Public Events (25%): Coordinate public relations SML events.
-Oversee public relations event coordination with help from SML staff and volunteers.
-Manage social media and advertisement of events.
-Manage public outreach education program
-Work with ED to develop programs
-Serve as SML liaison for registration, payment, and communication related to adult and family programming (with SML’s Office Manager)
-Recruit and hire teachers/leaders.
-Organize programs – dates, materials, special needs.
-Educate the SML seasonal staff understanding & expectations regarding public programs.
-Program follow up – appreciations, solicitations, and program evaluation.

• End of year reporting (10%)
-Lead the production of the SML annual report with help from all SML Staff.
-Adult and family programming revenue and expenses.
-SML store revenue and expenses.
-Quantify SML public relations efforts (# tours, alumni engagement, contact database, etc.).

Qualifications
Additional Job Information:

Acceptable minimum level of education:

Bachelor's

Acceptable minimum years of experience: 5-7 years

Other minimum qualifications:

1. A B.A./B.S. (minimum) or M.A./M.S. (desired) in marine science, communications, marketing, or public relations (or related field).

2. Minimum of 5 years of directly related experience that demonstrates success in development, capital campaigns, community communication, marketing, public relations, or other related fields.

3. Demonstrated excellence in written skills, public presentations, negotiations.

4. Team-oriented, enthusiastic, open-minded, adaptable, creative, visionary individual with experience and passion about SML’s mission.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

1. Public education program management.

2. Deep understanding of marine studies and/or for experiential undergraduate education.

Other Information
Salary Information:

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.

Percent Time Information (FTE): 1.0

Grade: 22

Posting Date: 06/06/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?: No

Interested Internal Candidates Exist?: No

Job Category: Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type: Grant Funded

DOT Safety Information: None applicable


Organization Description
Institution Information:

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.



How to Apply
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1502040

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Himalayan Cataract Project (cureblindness.org)
Institutional Development Officer
(posted 06/20/2019)

Waterbury, VT or Norwich, VT

Job Description
The Institutional Development Officer is responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, corporate and government sources. The Institutional Development Officer is an integral part of the HCP development team and is charged with growing foundation, corporate, and government support.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Institutional Development Officer works to advance the organization’s foundation, corporate
and government fundraising efforts in support of our mission.
Responsibilities:
● Understanding of institutional history and programs.
● Researching potential funding opportunities
● Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for
corporate and foundation grants; and synthesize pertinent information
● Tracking all grant requirements
● Responding to request for proposals
● Coordinating grant submissions from start to finish including:
o preparing letters of intent
o reviewing the literature
o writing narratives
o working with key staff to obtain programmatic and financial information
o comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
o submitting applications in coordination with the leadership team
o working with organization leadership to complete program requirements (postaward)
● Developing project plans with appropriate timeframes to effectively communicate and
work with staff and funders
● Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Program and
Communications colleagues to provide regular written updates to corporate and
foundation donors.
● Coordinate appointments or visits for HCP representatives with foundation officers and
other prospects, arrange for site visits for supporters (foundation officers, foundation
trustees).
● Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and
reporting.

Other Responsibilities
All employees are expected to work as a team and to contribute to any activity that could
promote the success of the organization.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with strong political sensitivities and excellent judgment; an outstanding writer able to perform under tight deadlines; a skilled project manager able to drive the work of multiple people towards the submission of high quality, competitive grant proposals; and an accomplished multi-tasking professional. He or she will ideally possess some knowledge of health care or public health.

Undergraduate degree required; Masters or equivalent preferred. Minimum of two (2-4) years of grant writing or comparable experience. Previous experience with non-profit fundraising. Proven experience writing successful five to six-figure grant proposals.

Knowledge and Skills:
● Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and
persuasive proposals.
● Strong editing skills.
● Attention to detail.
● Ability to meet deadlines.
● Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
● Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
● Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
● Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
● Strong contributor in team environments
● Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
● Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet
deadlines.
● Able to monitor and meet income goals.

WORKING WITH HCP:
Himalayan Cataract Project is a high-energy and fast-paced organization. We work to change
eye care in the developing world with a firm commitment to eradicating unnecessary blindness
and reaching the unreachable patient. We are a small team where everyone plays an important
role and has an impact. We hire individuals who are professional, collaborative and creative
thinkers with a passion for our mission.

Organization Description
Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) works to provide critical eye care services, training for health
professionals, and enhanced eye care infrastructure throughout the developing world where lack
of access to eye care results in unnecessary blindness. Thirty-nine million people are
needlessly suffering from blindness worldwide, 18 million of whom are blind from
treatable cataracts that can be cured with a 10-minute, $25 surgery. HCP has offices in
Vermont and in the Washington, DC metro area, with programs in 7 countries on 2 different
continents.

Himalayan Cataract Project typically derives between 25-30 percent of its $12.4 million annual
budget from private foundations and 7-10 percent from governments grants. HCP has
successfully partnered with USAID’s Division of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad
(ASHA) since 2005 on projects in Nepal, Myanmar, Ghana and Ethiopia.
This is an exciting time for the Himalayan Cataract Project. With increased exposure and
visibility (MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Semi-Finalist and April 2017 60 Minutes feature),
we are expanding our team to meet new challenges, scale our work, and broaden our reach. We
are seeking individuals with an aptitude for operating in growth environments with interest and/or
experience in scaling systems.

How to Apply
We invite qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter. Please send materials via
email to: jobs@cureblindness.org

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled.

Himalayan Cataract Project (cureblindness.org)
Major Gifts Officer
(posted 06/20/2019)

Waterbury, VT or Norwich, VT

Job Description
The Major Gifts Officer’s primary responsibility is to annually increase the number of donors over $1,000 that give to the organization and the total amount of annual revenue received from this group of individual donors paying special attention to donors giving $5,000 and up. The Major Gifts Officer is an integral part of the HCP team responsible for meeting the annual revenue goals of the organization.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
The Major Gifts Officer works to advance the organization’s fundraising efforts, with critical
attention to individual gifts and managing a portfolio of major donors, in support of our mission.

Responsibilities:
● Work with leadership to build its major gift program using established major donor
relationship protocols for cultivating, soliciting and providing stewardship.
● Manage a portfolio of major donors, tracking donor touches (calls, visits, emails, other
outreach), cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for major donor work.
● Manage and lead the solicitations for donors giving $1,000 to $10,000, including Family
Foundations giving $1,000 and above.
● Manage and provide staffing for solicitations for donors who give $10,000 to $100,000+,
including both existing donor relationships and new relationships requiring top-level
attention. This will include advising on strategy as well as providing draft
correspondence and briefings; assistance in setting appointments and travel planning;
and timely follow-up.
● Draft highly personalized and substantive correspondence, proposals, and other written
materials.
● Prepare strategy, briefing, and debriefing materials for meetings with donors and
prospects.
● Work collaboratively with other members of development team, as well as Board of
Directors and volunteers working in development.
● Gain strong understanding of institutional history and programs.
● Perform prospect research and synthesize pertinent information.
● Effectively communicate and work with staff and funders.

Other Responsibilities
All employees are expected to work as a team and to contribute to any activity that could
promote the success of the organization.

Qualifications

● The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with strong political sensitivities and
excellent judgment; an outstanding verbal communicator and networker; and an
accomplished multi-tasking professional.
● Undergraduate degree required; Masters or equivalent preferred.
● Minimum of 3-5 yrs. progressive non-profit fundraising experience, including experience
working in a major donor environment. Proven experience closing five to six-figure gifts.
● Experience with Raiser’s Edge
● Planned giving experience a plus
● Excellent communication and diplomacy skills: the proven ability to communicate
effectively with major donors and volunteers in writing and in person
● The ability to work with staff across departments and promote productivity in a pleasant
work environment
● The ability to apply strategic and creative thinking, while being persistent, motivated and
energetic, along with the ability to work in detail-oriented fashion
● Solid organizational skills: the ability to work independently, flexibly, and productively in
a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage a multi-faceted workload
● Good computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software
● Ability to travel

Organization Description
The Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) works to provide critical eye care services, training for health
professionals, and enhanced eye care infrastructure throughout the developing world where lack
of access to eye care results in unnecessary blindness. Thirty-nine million people are needlessly suffering from blindness worldwide, 18 million of whom are blind from treatable cataracts that can be cured with a 10-minute, $25 surgery. HCP has offices in Vermont and in the Washington, DC metro area, with programs in 7 countries on 2 different continents.
This is an exciting time for the Himalayan Cataract Project. With increased exposure and visibility (MacArthur Foundation 100&Change Semi-Finalist, April 2017 60 Minutes feature, and March 2018 NPR feature), we are expanding our team to meet new challenges, scale our work, and broaden our reach. We are seeking individuals with an aptitude for operating in growth environments with interest and/or experience in scaling systems.

How to Apply
We invite qualified candidates to submit a resume and cover letter. Please send materials via
email to: jobs@cureblindness.org

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled.

Pine Tree Society
Database Coordinator
(posted 06/18/2019)

Bath, ME

Job Description
Do you want to come to work every day knowing what you do has impact? At Pine Tree Society, every day is a new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Maine people with disabilities. Our motto is “Discovering Abilities Together” and we love what we do and we do it with purpose and integrity because we see first hand the positive impact we have on the lives of people with disabilities. If you love being challenged in an innovative, forward-thinking workplace, join the Pine Tree Society team.

The Database Coordinator is responsible for comprehensive database support and analysis. The Database Coordinator is part of a high-performing team that together, implements a comprehensive development program of identifying, engaging, soliciting and stewarding annual, major and planned gift donors and prospects to help fund Pine Tree Society’s transformational impact.
This position will require travel two days a week to our Scarborough office.

General Functions:

Database Management: Coordinate all aspects of the database including: gift entry and acknowledgement, updating records, generating reports, analyzing data, working with database vendor, implementing all import/export projects, coordinating all data cleansing projects. Control/code maintenance including managing appeals, funds, campaigns and other system coding.

Data Support: Provide spport related to donor lists/reports for events, annual giving, direct mail projects, major gifts and planned giving prospects. Develop and review all data management, data processing, and systems that promote and support donor prospect strategies and goals.

General Development Support: Provide vision and support for information deployment and technical enhancements to the Foundation’s infrastructure, fundraising activities and initiatives. Provide general support for fundraising staff and coordinate efforts with the Finance department. Keep abreast of the fundraising and database fields through appropriate list-serves, blogs, websites, publications, webinars and conferences/seminars, and share with other development staff.

Qualifications
• The ideal candidate will have a BS or BA degree with two years or more of working with constituent databases, ideally in the nonprofit setting.
• Working knowledge and experience using eTapestry is a plus.
• Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment while being flexible and detail-oriented.
• Exceptional organizational skills.
• Exceptional written and verbal communication and proof-reading ability.
• Ability to work with diverse range of individuals.

Other Information
Benefits: We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, life, short-term disability as well as supplemental benefits, a 403(b) retirement plan, a generous PTO and paid holiday policy, which allows for a great work-life balance. EOE

How to Apply
Please email resume and cover letter to Trish Hansen, HR Assistant, at thansen@pinetreesociety.org or mail same to 149 Front Street, Bath, ME 04530.

Questions? Call 207-386-5926

Last Day to Apply
7/13/19

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Development Director
(posted 06/12/2019)

Nashua, New Hampshire

Job Description
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation located in Nashua, NH is seeking a talented Development Director with strong fundraising experience, including special events, sponsorship solicitation and the ability to develop and nurture relationships with key volunteers, major donors, and corporate sponsors.



Responsibilities include: recruit and cultivate leadership volunteers, sponsors and event participants, build and manage volunteer core, provide strategic direction and oversee all aspects of fundraising plans pertaining to assigned events. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of successful fundraising/sales experience. Heavy special event fundraising experience is highly preferred.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) and its employees embrace their commitment to its core values. These core values are the pillars on which CFF stand and will continue to sustain us as we move forward.

Keep sight of what really matters: Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
Aspire for excellence in all we do: We take pride in our work. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
Stronger together: We collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more.
Innovate with courage: We embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.
Care about our people: We deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.

This is a unique opportunity to direct your energy and talents towards achieving a “life enhancing” mission, while benefitting from the resources and support of a highly regarded national non-profit organization.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation offers an excellent salary and benefits package. Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to www.cff.org under employment opportunities.

Qualifications


The position requires strong organizational and networking skills, the ability to work on various events simultaneously and a strong eye for detail. Candidates will be required to develop and manage budgets while growing revenues and managing expenses.


How to Apply
https://chu.tbe.taleo.net/chu01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CFF&cws=1&rid=3258

Last Day to Apply
8/1/2019

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Chief Development Officer
(posted 06/12/2019)

Portland, Maine

Job Description
JOB TITLE: Chief Development Officer
SUPERVISOR: President
Overview:
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Our scientists explore dynamic ocean systems from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. We infuse our discoveries into the policy arena and design solutions with fishermen and seafood business to protect fishery resources, harvest them responsibly, and market them as premium quality food. We share our discoveries with the public and nurture a culture of leadership in communities that depend on the sea. Our education programs cultivate science literacy and build a foundation of collaborative problem-solving among our next generation of leaders, scientists, citizens, and stewards. Each year, we serve over 25,000 stakeholders from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) leads the development and execution of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s (GMRI) annual fundraising activities, long-term capital funding initiatives, and marketing and communications efforts. The CDO works with the President, Management Team, Strategic Gifts Committee, and Board of Directors to implement operating and capital campaigns to drive GMRI’s emergence as an international center for marine research, education, and community impact. The CDO reports to the President.
The Chief Development Officer fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization and assures that the organization’s corporate culture, systems, and procedures support donor-centric fundraising. The CDO:

• Leads staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and donor-centric fundraising practices within the organization;
• Plans and coordinates implementation of strategies to engage, develop, and steward donors to support the organization;
• Assures development and maintenance of appropriate systems for fundraising, including volunteer and donor management, research and cultivation, gift processing, and recognition;
• Maintains accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources;
• Supports the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies to enhance GMRI’s visibility and credibility in our regional, national, and international marketspaces.
The CDO works directly with board members, volunteers, and GMRI staff to define institutional development strategies, develop fundraising materials, research prospective donors, cultivate/solicit/steward donors, document/track pledges and gifts, and increase the public’s awareness of GMRI’s work.
Responsibilities/Tasks:
Strategic Planning: The CDO participates with the President, Management Team, staff, and Board to develop the organization’s mission and direction.

• Provides input to long-term strategic planning across the organization.
• Participates as a member of the Management Team overseeing operational planning, policy development, and cross-functional management.
• Ensures that fundraising strategies are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, vision, mission, and plans.
• Monitors developments in philanthropy and fundraising to inform the staff and Board on current issues, trends, and opportunities.

Development Management: Provides general oversight of all of the organization’s fundraising activities and manages day-to-day operations of GMRI’s development function.

• Manages a development and communications team of 10 staff.
• Assures sound fiscal operation of development function, including timely development, implementation, and monitoring of budgets.
• Represents the institution to donors, prospects, regulators, development committee(s), and fundraising volunteers.
• Fosters smooth operations in GMRI’s development function through forward planning and timely resolution of disruptions.
• Assures stability by creating a working environment that is rewarding to staff and volunteers.
• Establishes performance measures, monitors results, and evaluates the effectiveness of GMRI’s development efforts.
• Manages development of and compliance with GMRI’s fundraising and philanthropic principles, policies, and procedures.
• Ensures compliance with code of ethics for fundraising executives.

Fundraising Management: Designs and assures implementation of cost-effective fundraising programs while maintaining a high level of quality and a solid return on investment.

• Leads planning of annual and long-term fundraising initiatives, including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking, and evaluation.
• Coordinates development staff selection of funding prospects for capital, strategic operating, or program funding requests to assure prospects are targeted for GMRI’s highest priority needs aligned with prospect interests.
• Supports board members, President, other fundraising volunteers, and staff to identify, cultivate, and solicit charitable gifts.
• Develops and implements ongoing, personalized strategies for stewarding donors and volunteers.
• Supervises event planning and management.

Personal Portfolio: Maintains a personal fundraising portfolio of current and prospective major donors and serves as a key representative of GMRI in public and private donor cultivation forums.

• Communicates with current and prospective donors in a continuous cycle of research, strategy, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
• Engages staff, volunteers, and board members as part of prospect research, cultivation, and solicitation efforts.
• Solicits contributions on behalf of the organization, with a primary focus on major strategic contributions and capital contributions.
• Attends public, private, and donor centric events throughout the year as a key representative of the institution.

Marketing & Communications: Supervises GMRI’s marketing, branding public relations, and communications strategy and initiatives in coordination with the President, internal communications staff, and external advisors.

Monitors and cultivates institutional sensitivity to GMRI’s competitive position in the complex web of GMRI’s local/state/regional/national/ international research, education, community, and donor markets.
• Develops and manages GMRI’s brand strategy.
• Supervises management of GMRI’s brand standards and media.
• Develops and oversees implementation of GMRI’s public relations strategy.
• Supervises communication staff’s media outreach and response strategies.
• Oversees development staff implementing community relations activities.

Volunteer Management: Works with the President, committee chairs, and Board Chair to ensure volunteer fulfillment of fundraising roles and facilitate the optimum interaction between management and volunteers.

• Works with the President and volunteer leadership to assure development committees and the Board function effectively in fund development.
• Engages volunteers in development strategy process, encourages questioning, and promotes participatory decision-making.
• Develops agendas for meetings so that development committees can fulfill their responsibilities effectively.
• Develops an annual calendar to cover crucial development issues in a timely fashion.
• Informs the President and volunteer leadership on the condition of the fundraising programs and on all important factors influencing it.
• Evaluates the performance of fundraising volunteers annually and reports to the President and Nominating Committee.

Database Management: Oversees evolution and maintenance of a relational management database for fundraising and communications purposes and of systems for recording, tracking, and reporting.

• Provides regular reports on institutional development and communications to the Strategic Gifts Committee, Board, President, donors, and prospects.
• Oversees development of relational data base file management and verification procedures to assure a high level of file integrity.
• Assures regular monitoring and maintenance of prospect research and gift record files to provide an audit trail for all gifts and pledges.
Other General Responsibilities:
Human Resources: Identifies, selects, develops, motivates, and evaluates human resources, both professional and volunteer, to support development activities.

• Manages development and communications team of 10 staff.
• Establishes personal accountability for development staff, and evaluates performance annually.
• Hires and manages external fundraising counsel, as appropriate.
• Serves as member of Nominating Committee to identify and recruit GMRI board members who will support GMRI’s mission.
• Leads efforts to identify, cultivate, recruit, develop, and manage fundraising volunteers and leadership.
• Identifies and supports educational programs in fundraising, grantsmanship, estate planning, corporate social responsibility and information technology management for staff and volunteers.
• Works with the President, Board Chair, and Strategic Gifts Committee Chair to define expectations for fundraising volunteers and evaluate performance.


Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
We are seeking a thoughtful leader and strategist with strong interpersonal skills, experience managing multiple tasks in a demanding environment, ability to relate comfortably with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, willingness to travel to meet with donors, a sense of humor, and interest in working in a lean, rapidly changing organization.
Experience:
• Minimum five-years of service in a strategic management role in a non-profit, public, or for-profit organization.
• Successful track record cultivating and securing significant funding from individual, corporate, foundation, state, and federal funding sources.
• Leadership responsibility for developing and executing strategies to accomplish ambitious goals.
• Service in a marketing management, strategic consulting, or development role for a rapidly growing organization.
• Four-year undergraduate degree required.
Other Preferred Qualifications:
• Interest in marine science, marine stewardship, and/or Gulf of Maine community desired, but not required.
• Graduate or professional training in marketing, strategic planning, and/or development desired.


How to Apply
To Apply:
To apply for this position, visit our website at http://gmri.org/about-us/join-our-team/jobs/chief-development-officer to submit cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Questions should be referred to jobs@gmri.org. However, we will not accept resumes sent to this address. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled.


Last Day to Apply
September 1, 2019

Hyde School
Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement
(posted 06/04/2019)

Bath, Maine

Job Description
Hyde School seeks an energetic, results-oriented, and experienced development professional for the position of Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Engagement will be responsible for developing and implementing the annual strategy, messaging, and timeline to maximize annual giving and alumni engagement, using direct mail, email, phone, social media, events, and personal visits. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of direct fundraising experience and enjoy the creative autonomy and collaboration that small shops afford. This is a full-time, year-round position with benefits package.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement a comprehensive annual giving strategy focused on donor acquisition, reactivation, and retention to achieve fundraising and participation goals.
• Grow the major gift prospect pipeline by researching, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual fund donors.
• Generate and prepare reports and analyses to monitor annual giving and regularly report progress to the Development Team.
• Recruit, train, manage and thank volunteers (current parent, alumni parent and alumni volunteers) to assist with fundraising and engagement initiatives.
• Lead faculty and staff giving campaign.
• Lead the matching gift program.
• Lead the Alumni Hall of Honor program.
• Develop relationships with students, faculty, parents, and alumni to gather stories of impact and use them to create segmented donor-centric appeals and stewardship touches.
• Plan, organize and implement regional gatherings, as needed.
• Plan, implement, manage and track stewardship efforts for scholarship donors.
• Generate, produce and distribute in a timely manner an accurate and comprehensive Annual Report.


Qualifications
Qualifications include:
• Bachelor's degree.
• A minimum of 3-5 years of related fundraising experience; independent school experience a plus.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
• Detail oriented.
• Demonstrated ability to make connections and communicate effectively with donors, students, parents, faculty, and staff.
• Strong organizational, project-management, and time-management skills – must have the ability and desire to multitask, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment
• Experience with events management – planning, implementation, oversight and follow-up is a plus.
• A good sense of humor and a positive attitude.
• Proficiency in working with a variety of software – fundraising databases (Senior Systems a plus), Microsoft Suite and Google applications.
• A commitment to mission, programs, and future aspirations of the school.
• Willingness and ability to travel and work nights and weekends, as required.


Organization Description
Hyde School
Hyde School, founded in 1966, is an independent secondary boarding school situated on 145 acres in Bath, ME. At Hyde School, family-based character education has been central the School’s approach for over 50 years. The curriculum at Hyde School is founded on character education including academics, athletics, performing arts, and community service.


How to Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to careers@hyde.edu.

New England College
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
(posted 05/29/2019)

Henniker, NH

Job Description
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
New England College
Henniker, NH
www.nec.edu

New England College prepares students in a manner that is robust, thorough, and engaging. The curriculum focuses on the liberal arts in addition to professional preparation, while bolstered by the shared values dedicated to experiential learning, civic engagement, and preservation of the environment. The College has enrolled record incoming classes in the last several years, which is in sharp contrast to many small private colleges in the northeast. U.S. News & World Report also ranked the College 107 out of 1,388 on the lists for "Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs.” TIME magazine reported that NEC is one of the colleges that have most increased student diversity – 36% of the incoming freshman class are persons of color.

New England College seeks an innovative and creative Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VPIA). The VPIA will report to and work closely with President Michele Perkins and serve as a member of the Senior Management Team. To achieve New England College’s ambitious funding goals, the VPIA will strategically engage and support New England College’s President, Board of Trustees, faculty, volunteers, alumni, colleagues, and staff to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals, foundations, and corporations.

The successful candidate will provide the leadership and vision to further evolve the College’s inventive and dynamic fundraising operation. The VPIA will create a culture of philanthropy that will further energize the constituency and drive the expansion and diversification of philanthropic to support ambitious academic, institutional, and facilities goals.


The VPIA will provide daily oversight of policies and procedures applicable to advancement as well as implementation of best practices in the field of institutional advancement operations. The ideal candidate will inspire five direct reports and oversee eleven total staff through effective motivation, mentoring, and team building; possess the management acumen to leverage the team members’ existing capacity and strengthen performance; and effectively manage and build the comprehensive operation, while maintaining best practices, camaraderie, shared accountability, and clearly defined goals.



Qualifications
The ideal candidate will build upon the College’s fundraising strategy, develop alumni leaders, attract new leadership donors, and align resources to best meet the College’s goals including: engagement of corporate partners; growth of endowment; and, completion of capital campaigns to meet academic and community needs. The successful candidate will advance the College’s interests by strengthening and expanding alumni networks, encouraging increased involvement and support.

Organization Description
New England College is a private liberal arts college in picturesque Henniker, New Hampshire located 31 miles northwest of Manchester and 81 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts with a second campus in Manchester, New Hampshire. It enrolls approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. The College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.


How to Apply
New England College has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at NEC-VPIA@glfreeman.com.


Last Day to Apply
07/05/2019

Maine Public
Events and Communications Coordinator
(posted 05/23/2019)

Lewiston, Maine

Job Description
Maine Public is seeking a full-time Events and Communications Coordinator to join our growing Advancement team in Lewiston, Maine. In support of philanthropic giving, the Events and Communications Coordinator assists with stewarding donors, organizing events, and coordinating correspondence and marketing. Job functions include identifying and cultivating new and current donors, supporting fundraising activities, initiating and implementing events for donors, writing and managing Maine Public’s advancement newsletters, emails and other communications, and content synthesis for grant proposals. The successful candidate must thrive in a professional and dynamic environment, work well both in a team environment and independently, and demonstrate dependability and a love of public broadcasting.

Qualifications
Job Requirements: Two years of experience in non-profit fundraising field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, organization, attention to detail, and accuracy are required. A valid driver’s license and regular travel to all Maine Public locations will be required. Bachelor’s degree preferred, two years of experience in the marketing and communication field strongly desired. Ability to navigate and administer multiple social media portals, and grant writing experience preferred.

Other Information
Maine Public offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare, retirement, paid time off, dental, vision, and other supplemental benefits.

Organization Description
Every day Maine Public connects the people of Maine and our region to each other and to the world through the open exchange of information, ideas, and cultural content.

Maine Public is a dynamic nonprofit organization with a broad reach across Maine, into New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and most of New Brunswick, Canada. Through its radio, television, educational, and Web services, Maine Public provides ideas, information and lifelong learning to a diverse public. The majority of these services are available to everyone at no charge. Hundreds of thousands of people find value in Maine Public’s services every day.


How to Apply

Apply for this position online:
https://www.applitrack.com/mainepublic/onlineapp/


Last Day to Apply
Sunday, June 23, 2019

Lakes Region Community Services
Vice President of Development
(posted 05/22/2019)

Laconia, NH

Job Description
Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as the primary staff liaison to the LRCS Foundation Board, the Vice President of Development will be expected to enhance Lakes Region Community Services' Funding Streams.

The Vice President of Development is responsible for developing and guiding implementation of a strategic development plan, fundraising strategies, and programs to meet goals and benchmarks; identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors, private and government funding; oversee the donor database, membership programs, grant reporting, appeals, and gift acknowledgements; oversight of the grant process when requested; lead the strategic design of stewardship events; prepare reports and briefings as needed, and respond to press inquiries, as needed.

Qualifications
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's Degree with an advanced development certification, 3-5 years of professional experience in fundraising, experience in a leadership position, and an understanding of non-profit organizations.

Organization Description
Since 1975, Lakes Region Community Services has been an essential community partner supporting individuals and families living with developmental disabilities or acquired brain disorders and providing community-wide family supports to enhance quality of life from birth through the lifespan.

LRCS is dedicated to serving the community by promoting independence, dignity and opportunity.

How to Apply
For more information or to apply, please visit www.lrcs.org or call 603-524-8811.

Last Day to Apply
6/15/19

Maine Preservation
Director of Development
(posted 05/17/2019)

Yarmouth, ME

Job Description
Director of Development
Maine Preservation
Job Description:

Immediate opening. Full Time: 40 hours/week, Salary commensurate with experience and nonprofit work.
The Director of Development of Maine Preservation plans and executes development efforts and helps coordinate communications with the ability, work ethic and positive attitude to meet the ever-changing project demands of a growing and dynamic statewide nonprofit organization. The position reports to the Executive Director.
The Director of Development administers a complete development program, including: identifies donors for campaigns and fundraising events, develops campaign materials and solicits memberships, annual fund donors, patrons, sponsors and preservation professionals; identifies, manages deadlines, completes applications to and provides grant reports for foundations and other grant funding sources; manages a robust and growing membership program and increases upper donors and overall membership; manages fundraising campaigns, maintains donor relations and schedules donor visits for the Executive Director; coordinates and provides all staff support for the Development Committee; and oversees the recording of donations, drafting of acknowledgements and updating of member records. Organizes and works with volunteers to execute all elements of events including the Gala, Honor Awards and Old House Forum & Annual Meeting and other events. Experience with creating a positive atmosphere and cultivating and galvanizing funders – including implementation of successful membership, annual fund and other fundraising campaigns and fundraising events – is preferred.
The ideal candidate will also have experience with planning and executing communications and marketing activities for the organization; developing communications plans; composing and distributing external communications including website, social media, Constant Contact email blasts, news releases, op-eds, and crowd-source activities; and overseeing an annual magazine. The Director will also work in coordination with other staff to keep the website current and coordinate social media and other communications, as well as composing and editing documents.
Competence and aptitude with Microsoft programs including Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; especially DonorPerfect; experience with social media and other relevant programs and apps is essential. A working knowledge of QuickBooks and skillfully learn and use other programs such as Adobe Suite is also helpful.
The Director of Development must be dependable, punctual, and trustworthy, able to work effectively both independently and as a team member, and manage and implement detailed work accurately and efficiently. The Director of Development must be able to juggle multiple priorities with enthusiasm, meet deadlines, accept and understand direction, communicate clearly and work well with other staff, trustees, volunteers and interns. Interest and ability in developing a working knowledge of historic preservation is essential.
A Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate work is a plus as is education or experience in historic preservation. The position offers broad exposure to committed people throughout Maine and to nationally recognized experts in the preservation field. The new Development Director will also gain familiarity with state-of-the-art methods for rehabilitation and repair of historic houses and buildings and with associated programs and policies. Deadline for applications is June 15.
Maine Preservation, founded in 1972, is the statewide historic preservation 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Maine Preservation promotes and preserves historic places, buildings, downtowns and neighborhoods, strengthening the cultural and economic vitality of Maine communities.


Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree is required, graduate work is a plus, as is education or experience in historic preservation.

Organization Description
Maine Preservation, founded in 1972, is the statewide historic preservation organization for Maine. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Maine Preservation promotes and preserves historic places, buildings, downtown's and neighborhoods, strengthening the cultural and economic vitality of Maine communities.

How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume via email to Philip Jones at philip@mainepreservation.org.

Last Day to Apply
6/15/19