Job Postings

New Hampton School
Major Gift Officer - International Focus
(posted 04/16/2019)

New Hampton, NH

Job Description
"Planning:
Work as a key member of the Advancement team, participating in regular managed prospect meetings to identify new prospects and plan cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for current capital gift prospects.
• Conduct individual research and coordinate strategies for high-level volunteers and trustees where they may participate in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts.
• Additionally, with volunteers and other staff, coordinate all strategies for annual, capital and planned giving solicitations for major gifts prospects.
• Together with the Director of Advancement and the Director of the International Support Program devise a plan for international travel for the purposes of the cultivation of our families and alumni living abroad.
• Cultivate the last two-decades of alumni prospects to support a growing pipeline of alumni donors and volunteer leadership.
• Collaborate with the Director of Leadership and Annual Giving to strategize next steps for donor movement and to find creative opportunities for cultivation and stewardship.
• Serve on relevant Bicentennial Campaign Committees through duration of the Campaign effort.
Capital and Annual Giving:
• Actively manage and cultivate relationships yearly with approximately 150 major gift prospects/donors as defined by their minimum rated capital gift capability of $50,000+.
• Conduct extensive travel to achieve twelve to fifteen personal visits per month to include discovery visits during each trip."

• Work with the Director of Advancement, the Admission Office and select faculty to screen current parents, grandparents, and alumni and conduct research to identify leadership annual donors and major gift prospects to bring to prospect review meetings.
• Assist the Director of Advancement, Director of Leadership and Annual Giving and the Director of Alumni Relations with the Reunion giving program, with a particular focus on the 25th Reunion.
External and Internal Programs:
• Manage work with the Advancement Associate to offer a variety of networking and partnership opportunities for all constituents of New Hampton School.
• Support the Advancement Associate as the affinity group and program head liaison for the Advancement Office. Organize and execute arts and athletics program leader fundraising education trainings each year. Coordinate roundtable discussions to provide education and strategize communication tactics with each school program leader.
• Work to identify, cultivate and solicit external partnerships through the alumni network that will benefit the New Hampton School student community.
• Strategize with Head of School, Dean of Faculty, Director of Studies and Director of Experiential Learning to create programming opportunities for the New Hampton School community such as internship opportunities, Project Week partnerships, summer and/or new class offerings.
Cultivation and Stewardship:
• Support the ongoing implementation of stewardship procedures and plans for assigned prospects.
• Cultivate relationships with constituents, regardless of giving capability.
• Create and implement unique ways to demonstrate impact of gift for major gift donors.
• Help identify individuals for the Alumni in Residence Series, Parents Leadership Council, Alumni Council, Board of Trustee, and other leadership volunteer opportunities to better engage the NHS community."

Qualifications
"Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:
Bachelor’s degree"
• Significant and relevant experience with advancement work at independent school, college, or university level
• Demonstrated ability to work with prospective donors
• Ability to adapt to new software and tools related to communication
• Experience managing and working with adult and student volunteers
• Outstanding ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Commitment to teamwork and ability to collaborate with colleagues to align advancement strategies
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Warmth and sense of humor
• Standard computer skills, including email, database management, Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint. Raiser’s Edge database experience preferred.
• Successfully complete a driving record check and criminal background check
Physical Work Environment:
• Must have the ability to meet the physical demands of sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time at a desk or computer workstation, and using repetitive arm, hand and finger movements as required for computer input
• Must have the ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to set priorities as needed
• Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and other general physical labor"

How to Apply
"How to Apply:
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Human Resource Manager Wendi Cantwell
at wcantwell@newhampton.org."

Last Day to Apply
6/31/2019

New Hampton School
Major Gift Officer - Planned Giving
(posted 04/16/2019)

New Hampton, NH

Job Description
"Planning:
Work as a key member of the Advancement team, participating in regular managed prospect review meetings to identify new prospects and plan cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for current capital gift prospects.
• Create and manage New Hampton’s planned giving program with other members of the Advancement team to set and achieve ambitious planned giving goals within the Bicentennial Campaign.
• Coordinate strategies for high-level volunteers and trustees where they may participate in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts.
• With volunteers and other staff, coordinate all strategies for annual, capital and planned giving solicitations for major gifts prospects.
• Collaborate with the Director of Leadership and Annual Giving to strategize next steps for donor movement and to find creative opportunities for cultivation and stewardship.
• Serve on relevant Bicentennial Campaign Committees through duration of the Campaign effort.
Major Gift/Planned Giving Outreach:
• Actively manage and cultivate relationships yearly with approximately 150 major gift prospects/donors as defined by their minimum rated capital gift capability of $50,000+.
• Through personal visits identify and track planned giving prospects to be solicited for estate donations.
• Create and manage a planned giving marketing calendar to better equip donors with avenues for estate donations to the school.
• Extensive travel to achieve twelve to fifteen personal visits a month.
Cultivation and Stewardship:
• Support the ongoing implementation of stewardship procedures and plans for assigned prospects.
• Cultivate relationships with constituents, regardless of giving capacity and assist Director of Alumni with Named Sports Award recognition.
• Help identify individuals for the Alumni in Residence Series, Parents Leadership Council, Alumni Council, Board of Trustees, and other leadership volunteer opportunities to better engage the NHS community."
Annual Fund and Parent Giving:
• Screen incoming parents, organize a top 30 list to review with the Head of School and Advancement team, and implement the “new parent visit program” with an eye to leadership annual gifts.
• Work with the Director of Advancement, Admission Office and select faculty to screen current parents and conduct research to identify leadership annual donors and major gift prospects.
• Assist the Director of Advancement, Director of Leadership and Annual Giving and the Director of Alumni Relations with the Reunion giving program, especially focusing on the 45th, 50th and Manitou Circle Reunions."

Qualifications
"Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:"
"• Bachelor’s degree
• Significant and relevant experience with advancement work at independent school, college, or university level
• Demonstrated ability to work with prospective donors
• Ability to adapt to new software and tools related to communication
• Experience managing and working with adult and student volunteers
• Outstanding ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Commitment to teamwork and ability to collaborate with colleagues to align advancement strategies
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Warmth and sense of humor
• Standard computer skills, including email, database management, Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint. Raiser’s Edge database experience preferred.
• Successfully complete a driving record check and criminal background check
Physical Work Environment:
• Must have the ability to meet the physical demands of sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time at a desk or computer workstation, and using repetitive arm, hand and finger movements as required for computer input
• Must have the ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to set priorities as needed
• Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds and other general physical labor"

How to Apply
How to Apply:
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Human Resource Manager Wendi
Cantwell at wcantwell@newhampton.org.

Last Day to Apply
6/30/2019

Emerson College
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
(posted 04/15/2019)

Boston, MA

Job Description
Emerson College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

Established in 1880, Emerson College is named for its founding president, Charles Wesley Emerson, an orator, preacher, and teacher. Over the years, the institution has evolved from a small New England school of oratory to a multifaceted college with campuses in Boston, Los Angeles and the Netherlands and degree programs in Boston, Paris and Lugano, Switzerland. While Emerson remains committed to its historic mission as a specialized academic institution, its curriculum reflects the emergence of interdisciplinary study as a mode for teaching and learning, and affirms new directions for the fields of the arts, communications and the liberal arts. Located in the heart of Boston, Emerson is internationally recognized in its fields of specialization, which include: communication studies; marketing communication; journalism; communication sciences and disorders; visual and media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing.

Led by President Lee Pelton, Emerson is home to 3,800 undergraduate students and over 700 graduate students representing 50 states and more than 55 countries. The students are independent minds from diverse backgrounds who develop their own personal voice and expertise in professions that profoundly shape society and culture in the 21st century. The 503 full-time and part-time faculty members teach 26 undergraduate majors and 41 minors in the communication and arts discipline and 18 graduate programs offered in flexible formats.

The Vice President reports directly to the President and provides vision, leadership and oversight of a large and diverse communications, marketing, alumni relations and development unit that supports the academic mission of the College by creating awareness, building enduring relationships and generating philanthropic support. The Vice President serves as the chief development officer for the campus and advises the President and other senior-level leaders on all development matters. As a key member of the President's senior leadership team, the Vice President participates in strategic planning and works collaboratively with leadership across the institution to support key academic and College priorities, initiatives and opportunities. The Vice President manages a staff of 54 and a budget of $6.8M for FY19. Superior ability to think strategically at the institutional, departmental and individual prospect levels is of the utmost importance. The College seeks a collaborative, forward-thinking and goal-oriented development leader with a robust track record as a major/principal gift fundraiser and manager of a sophisticated fundraising operation who will have played a leadership role in one or more comprehensive campaigns for the institutions he or she has served. The ideal candidate will have a genuine passion for the arts and will have succeeded in environments that required the development of multiple strategies for success with both alumni and non-alumni.


Qualifications
Emerson seeks an entrepreneurial advancement leader with demonstrated success in leading a large and productive team of marketing relations and development professionals and a strong track record of fundraising and organizational success. Substantial leadership and management acumen is required, and thus the ideal candidate will have successfully led or had a major leadership role in development or advancement programs for at least 10 years, with a significant proportion of that experience in the service of one or more institutions of significant complexity and accomplishment. As would be expected, superior communication and relationship-building skills are required, with an advanced degree preferred. A track record for building strong, actionable relationships across the entire academic and co-curricular spectrum of one or more institutions will be a distinct advantage. A facility with data and an approach that uses data to drive strategy is required. The incoming Vice President should be a strong communicator with superb management skills and possess a collaborative and open leadership style and values consistent with Emerson College, its mission and its focus on student success. The Vice President will be an inspirational team builder with the capacity for embedding development best practices within institutional values and aspirations. The successful candidate will serve as an encouraging manager and mentor capable of bringing further cohesion to a department of eager, committed and engaged development professionals.

Other Information
Emerson College values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

How to Apply
Applications, nominations and inquiries may be directed in confidence to Manny Berger and Veena Abraham, Esq., the Witt/Kieffer consultants assisting Emerson College with this search, at EmersonVPIA@wittkieffer.com. Electronic submissions are required and should include a letter of interest and current curriculum vitae. For best consideration, please send materials by June 3, 2019.

Last Day to Apply
June 3, 2019

United Way of North Central Massachusetts
President and Chief Executive Officer
(posted 04/15/2019)

Fitchburg, MA

Job Description
www.uwncm.org

Since its inception 40 years ago, the United Way of North Central Massachusetts (UWNCM) has been dedicated to addressing the most pressing health and human service priorities in 22 communities located in an area that stretches from the New Hampshire border down to Route 2, starting in Littleton and ending in Athol, Massachusetts. Committed to high-quality, low-cost community impact, UWNCM tackles some of the region’s most difficult challenges while working to prevent problems before they happen. Its vision is to create sustainable, healthy communities by energizing, empowering, and inspiring people to improve the human condition.

This is an exceptional career opportunity for the visionary and experienced human services leader with expertise in fund development to champion an effective and highly respected nonprofit that serves more than 81,000 residents each year. UWNCM’s strategic initiatives have helped fuel the delivery of more than 150,000 services that have positively impacted the health and wellness of its communities. These transformative initiatives promote early childhood literacy, empower young people to be “change makers” in their communities, combat hunger, provide immediate need for those in crisis, and fund geographically-targeted critical health and human service priorities.

The selected candidate will succeed a nationally recognized leader and social entrepreneur who is retiring after 28 years of service. During his tenure, annual funding tripled, a community foundation was launched, and results-oriented “best practice” programs were brought to the region. The leader who will write UWNCM’s next chapter will have the opportunity to build on solid programmatic and financial ground, while working with committed and like-minded people dedicated to making their communities stronger.

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Board of Directors and leading a team of 10, the President/CEO ensures excellence across all agency operations including fundraising, grant allocation and distribution, finance, IT, marketing, and volunteer management. In this highly visible role, s/he will develop and foster productive relationships with business, government, nonprofit leaders, and individuals, cultivating and securing their commitment and financial investment in meeting community needs. Additionally s/he will serve as the face of the organization, enlisting, engaging, and celebrating the work of 5,000+ area residents who volunteer each year.


Qualifications
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in business, health/human services or related field, Master’s preferred; 10-15 years’ experience in social services agency management, United Way preferred; record of success with board and volunteer relations, team building/coalescing, staff management; must be a masterful relationship manager and fundraiser, authentic, confidence-inspiring, and passionate about making a difference in the lives of people and communities.


How to Apply
This is retained search of Exceptional Executive Search.
For a complete description, please contact:
Nicole Gakidis at ngakidis@eesrecruit.com or Mary Ann Botelho at mabotelho@eesrecruit.com

New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc.
Membership Director
(posted 04/08/2019)

Concord, NH

Job Description
NHPR is seeking a Membership Director to provide thoughtful and strategic leadership to our membership fundraising program, which includes direct mail, on-air and digital fundraising, and the sustainer program. The Director’s goals will be focused on achieving significant membership growth by leveraging traditional direct and digital marketing techniques. She or he will provide detailed data analysis for effective decision making, and employ best practice tools and techniques to convert audience to donors and drive member engagement and retention. We are looking for a creative and collaborative leader with a strong commitment to public media. This position reports to the Vice President, Development and Marketing.

Responsibilities:

• Achieve revenue and member growth targets by maximizing effectiveness and efficiency of on-air and digital fundraising campaigns, direct mail, telemarketing, special events, and new fundraising programs
• Work with the Vice President, Development and Marketing and other staff to develop annual membership strategies and budgets
• Analyze and evaluate program performance and trends in order to achieve strategic fundraising objectives
• Lead the implementation of the annual membership operating plan and achieve annual goals in revenue, member acquisition and retention, sustainer growth and conversion, and moves management
• Supervise Membership Associate and work closely with Fundraising Systems Manager to ensure that NHPR carries out membership program initiatives and provides excellent customer service
• Enhance existing programs and mine the database for membership growth opportunities
• Work with content, digital, finance, and technology staff to ensure growth of individual giving from traditional and new audiences
• Work with Marketing to ensure effective messaging on multiple communication platforms, including on-air, print, and digital media
• Develop, monitor, and report on annual revenue and expense budget
• Manage consultant and vendor contracts to meet service and performance objectives
• Develop customer service guidelines and goals and ensure that they are met
• Ensure that the highest ethical and administrative standards are applied to fundraising and financial management
• Other duties as assigned.




Qualifications
• Three to five years of progressive membership fundraising experience or progressive experience with a complex, multi-channel annual fundraising program
• At least two years of supervisory experience
• Proven track record of strategic data analysis and achieving revenue targets
• Demonstrated success in digital fundraising strategies
• Outstanding verbal and written communications skills
• Budget or financial management experience
• Exceptional administrative and organizational skills
• Strong work ethic and ability to meet deadlines
• Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively
• Strong computer skills and proficiency with donor databases and software; experience using Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online preferred
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

NHPR is an equal opportunity employer



Organization Description
New Hampshire Public Radio is an independent and trusted source for news and information, and the state’s largest radio news service. NHPR’s newsroom, digital team, and original programs consistently earn national recognition for their in-depth reporting and production. NHPR is the winner of the 2015, 2017 and 2018 National Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence. We have over 21,000 member households, 60% of which are sustainers.

How to Apply
Please apply through the job opportunities page of our website, NHPR.org, or through this link: https://nhpr.applicantpro.com/jobs/1046039.html



Last Day to Apply
05/03/2019

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Associate Vice President, Marketing & Development
(posted 04/05/2019)

Methuen, Massachusetts

Job Description
Position Summary:
The AVP, Marketing and Development oversees all Department day to day activities. The AVP, Marketing and Development works closely with the SVP to develop and execute the department strategic plan, aligning with the agency’s strategic goals, and ensure that the department annual goals are met by implementing processes and activities with the Development Team.

Job Responsibilities and Performance Standards:
• Directs the Development and Marketing staff in all day to day activities, including communications, marketing, fundraising, grants administration, and special events.

• Oversees the development of the Marketing Plan annually to develop campaigns designed to align with the goals of the organization, and implements metric-driven goals associated with those.
• Coordinates with Finance and Operations leaders to ensure Marketing campaigns and strategies align with the agency’s goals and revenue projections. Monitors marketing analytics for ROI and efficacy.
• Oversees the development of all communication materials to ensure GLFHC brand consistency, messaging, and adherence to policies, including all marketing materials, newsletters, presentations, brochures, website, reports, social media, etc.

• Oversees and implements overall grant strategy, grant development and administration, including editing, reviewing and providing interpretation of complex proposal guidelines. Provides training and mentorship on the grant process and writing when needed.

• Oversees the preparation and submission of competitive, major operational, programmatic, and capital grant proposals that support the Health Center's mission while meeting specific grantor guidelines and ensuring timely filing.

• Point person on GLFHC’s HRSA grants and compliance with regulations, terms and conditions related to grantee requirements.
• Develops policies and procedures related to Fundraising, Marketing, and Communications and prepares guidance and educational materials for other Health Center staff, to ensure cooperation among departments.
• With the SVP, develops the annual External Relations Team Strategic Plan and facilitates team activities to build consensus, educate, and train staff members to execute the annual plan.
• Implements department operating procedures; monitors and evaluates effectiveness and operational efficiency, implements changes required for improvements.
• With the SVP, recruits, employs, trains, supervises and evaluates department staff. Facilitates ongoing quality improvement activities related to individual, team, and organizational performance improvement.
• Represents the Health Center at conferences and on collaborative committees with outside agencies as a Fundraising and Marketing professional.
• Serves on Health Center committees, representing the Marketing and Development Team and providing expert guidance on matters related to the Marketing and Development Department’s focus areas.



• Collaborates with Finance and Operations Departments to ensure cost-effectiveness of programs and contracts. Reviews proposals and fundraising strategies with the Finance Department and Program Managers to ensure proper commitment of institutional resources and compliance with institutional and sponsor policies, via the Coordination of the institutional Grant Review Team.


Qualifications
Qualifications:

Experience
• 10 years of experience in development, fundraising, communications, marketing, and or relevant experience required.
• Writing samples required.

Education
• Master’s Degree preferred in applicable field.

GLFHC offers a setting that’s flexible, rewarding and challenging. If you want to make an impact to the community we serve, apply today!


Organization Description
www.glfhc.org


How to Apply
https://glfhc.org/about/join-our-team/



Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

Squam Lakes Association
Director of Development
(posted 04/05/2019)

Holderness, NH

Job Description
The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) seeks a creative, resourceful Director of Development to continue the capacity growth of this multi-faceted, well-established organization. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Director of Development will be expected to continue and expand the level of development activity for the organization that engages its already dedicated, established donors and donor families while broadening the donor constituency and diversifying the funding base for the organization. A deep commitment to preserving the cultural heritage and natural beauty of the Squam Lakes watershed is essential, as are strong management and communications skills.

The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director to achieve the SLA’s fundraising goals. Specific objectives for the Director of Development are as follows:

• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors, and to broaden the SLA’s major gifts portfolio.
• Strengthen the already substantial annual appeal to the SLA’s 1,200 members and additional supporters.
• Build the planned giving program in cooperation with the board development committee.
• Actively participate in the strategic planning implementation process with both staff and board, and manage campaigns to support it.
• Guide the board and staff in most effectively facilitating and supporting fundraising activities for the organization, including events, communications, new funding sources, and other related initiatives.


Qualifications
The SLA seeks a Director of Development with a passion for conservation and the outdoors, and the drive to direct that passion to build support for SLA’s programs, membership, and initiatives. They must be a creative thinker willing to listen to new ideas and to find effective ways to engage an enthusiastic board to work actively towards the organization’s fundraising goals. Excellent communication skills are essential. A personal connection to and love of lakes would be helpful. 


• 5-plus years of major donor experience with additional development experience preferable.
• A successful track record securing gifts from individuals and/or corporations and foundations in support of an institution.
• A management style that is goal-oriented but flexible, hands-on and collaborative. A style that brings out the best in people, and that respects the capabilities and independence of other staff members in accomplishing organizational objectives.
• Experience working with a membership organization, including an active understanding of how to increase member engagement and philanthropic commitment, as well as best stewardship practices.
• An engaging personality, comfortable with people of all ages and backgrounds, good humor, and resilience.


Other Information
For the full job profile, including additional background and specific challenges, please see: https://www.squamlakes.org/director-development. For more information about the Squam Lakes Association, please see the website: www.squamlakes.org.

Organization Description
Mission: The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and resources of the watershed. In collaboration with local and state partners the SLA promotes the protection, careful use and shared enjoyment of the lakes, mountains, forests, open spaces and wildlife of the Squam Lakes region.

How to Apply
To apply: Please direct nominations, inquiries, and application materials in confidence to the Search Committee at searchcommittee@squamlakes.org, or 534 US Rt. 3, NH 03245. Electronic submission of materials is preferred.

Last Day to Apply
open until filled

American Red Cross
Regional Philanthropy Officer
(posted 04/05/2019)

Portland, Maine

Job Description
Do you want to make a difference? Join The American Red Cross, the world’s largest humanitarian network. As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity.

The Maine Region of the American Red Cross is seeking a Regional Philanthropy Officer to join our Chapter offices in Portland, Maine.

This mission-critical role serves as the key steward for a rich portfolio of current and prospective philanthropists in support of the American Red Cross. You will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by identifying, engaging, cultivating, and ultimately soliciting major gifts from regional donors, thereby advancing the organizational mission and creating meaningful impact in the lives of both donors and beneficiaries of that mission.

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that employees growth and development, team spirit, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, well-qualified women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications
Ideal candidates will have at minimum: Bachelor’s degree, 3 years of fundraising/sales experience, proficiency in MS-Office Suite, Sales Force, Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM. Candidates must also have excellent verbal and written skills.

How to Apply
If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at:

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Portland-ME/Regional-Philanthropy-Officer_RC26553

Last Day to Apply
07/02/2019

Crotched Medical Foundation
President and Chief Executive Officer
(posted 04/01/2019)

Greenfield, NH

Job Description
Witt/Kieffer is honored to partner with the Crotched Mountain Foundation in recruiting its next President and Chief Executive Officer. With the upcoming retirement of Michael Coughlin, the Board is seeking an inspiring leader who will strategically build upon the efforts Michael initiated, especially around culture, focus and fiscal sustainability. CMF provides specialized education, rehabilitation, community and residential support services, with approximately 650 employees and an annual budget in excess of $45 million.

Since being established in 1953, Crotched Mountain Foundation (CMF) has provided unmatched services to thousands of children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, creating a lifelong alliance. This 501(c)3 nonprofit has a 1,400-acre campus in Greenfield, NH that is home to Crotched Mountain School, which offers special education, full-time residential living, year-round accessible recreation, and a comprehensive suite of therapeutic supports. Currently there are approximately 75 Residential students and 25 Day students. Ready Set Connect is one example of a blossoming program, providing one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to young children with autism in a group setting, with locations in Manchester and Concord, NH.

The Crotched Mountain Foundation values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Qualifications
Creating greater clarity around the mission, communicating the success and vision for the future, while displaying the confidence and leadership qualities that will earn credibility in all interactions will be key. Aggressively driving overall fundraising, while creating that greater understanding of Crotched Mountain's impact to those they serve, will be a major point of emphasis. She/he will focus on developing and implementing strategic plans, performance measurements, management controls and effectively communicating the vision and impact internally and externally. The new President and CEO will serve as the external voice/face of the organization and primary advocate for increasing support from school districts, state and federal governmental agencies, foundations and other collaborative partners

How to Apply
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter expressing their interest and qualifications for the role to Mercedes Vance and John Fazekas, the Witt/Kieffer consultants leading this search for Crotched Mountain Foundation at CMF-CEO@WittKieffer.com.
Information that cannot be sent electronically may be forwarded to:
John Fazekas
Witt/Kieffer
35 Corporate Drive, Suite 290
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 272-8899.


Last Day to Apply
7/1/2019

Ogunquit Playhouse Foundation
Campaign Associate
(posted 03/27/2019)

Ogunquit, ME

Job Description
Come join the Development Team at the Ogunquit Playhouse, in beautiful seaside Ogunquit, Maine. If you like to be challenged in a fast paced, but satisfying theatrical environment, this may be the opportunity for you!
The Ogunquit Playhouse is seeking a year-round and full-time Campaign Associate to join our Development team. This position includes a comprehensive employee benefit package and a competitive pay rate.
This role supports the Development Team with all activities relating to securing high-level financial commitments, which is essential to the success and long-term health of the Ogunquit Playhouse.
Additionally, you will assist with the administration of all aspects of fundraising, including qualification, solicitation and donor relations.

To apply, please send Resume and Cover Letter to Leslie Randazzo, Manager, Human Resources and Risk Management at leslierandazzo@ogunquitplayhouse.org.

Please refer to our website for a detailed description of the job duties for this position. www.ogunquitplayhouse.org


Qualifications
Qualifications:
• College degree or equivalent work experience
• At least 1-2 years of administrative experience, preferably in a not-for-profit. Familiarity with fundraising a plus
• Strong attention to detail, excellent customer service focus and interpersonal skills. Ability to deal professionally with all levels of individual donors
• Excellent time and project management skills, with an ability to manage multiple high-level projects simultaneously
• Solid team player who manages own workload, but can be flexible according to the needs of the team.
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and sensitivity
• Proficiency in Word, Excel, and database management required; general knowledge of Power Point desirable
• Aptitude in complex document output from a database software system - experience in Tessitura Software a plus
• Effective communication skills
• Some evening and weekend work required
• Experience and/or interest in musical theater and the arts a plus


How to Apply
To apply, please send Resume and Cover Letter to Leslie Randazzo, Manager, Human Resources and Risk Management at leslierandazzo@ogunquitplayhouse.org.

Last Day to Apply
April 30, 2019

First Amendment Museum
Chief Executive Officer
(posted 03/27/2019)

Augusta, Maine

Job Description
The First Amendment Museum is launching a national search to find a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who can skillfully position and lead the organization through this crucial next phase. The CEO will need to identify promising funding sources with the capacity, passion and vision to support The First Amendment Museum's strategic plan and fundraising goal of $13M over the next two years.

The First Amendment Museum is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c) 3 public charity that has been established in Augusta, Maine, with the purpose of examining the history and promoting the practice and understanding of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by developing a landmark museum with innovative exhibits and engaging programming. The organization seeks to engage the citizens of our state and nation through programs and a national partnership network that will engage new generations of Americans and others with the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.

As the First Amendment Museum continues to grow, it is searching for a successful, innovative, hands-on fundraiser with the proven ability to cultivate major donors and lead the organization to its fundraising goals. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in raising and closing six, seven and eight-figure transformative gifts from individuals and a broad range of public/private entities. Interactive programs, an additional travelling exhibit program, accessible and relevant online materials and other creative ways to compliment school curriculums, youth group activities and adult programming are just a few of the ways the museum seeks to inspire all Americans to experience the five freedoms in their own lives every day.

The CEO will have the opportunity to build the organization and shape the initiatives necessary to deliver on the museum’s vision and goals. He/she will lead efforts to complete construction of the Museum in Augusta, hire key staff for critical roles as the organization looks to strategically engage educators and funders locally and nationally, raise the necessary capital to support efforts, build an endowment to sustain programs and enable new offerings.

At the heart of this effort is the need to examine the First Amendment in a historical and contemporary, nonpartisan perspective. As the First Amendment states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise hereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Amazingly, studies have found that increasingly, fewer and fewer Americans can name the five rights protected by the First Amendment and a recent 2018 poll found that 40 percent of Americans could not name even one of the five rights. The inspiration for this organization is the need to change this trend, with the mission of inspiring all Americans to live and love their First Amendment freedoms.


Qualifications
The preferred candidate will be an experienced advocacy leader who possesses the requisite leadership and collaborative skills to develop and manage impactful networks resulting in the attainment of The First Amendment Museum's vision and goals. Thus, the demonstrated ability to convene, equip, deploy and communicate effectively with people and resources toward the objective of influencing positions and advocating for new ideas/approaches will be necessary.




Other Information
The First Amendment Museum values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


How to Apply
A full leadership profile is available at www.wittkieffer.com. Please direct all nominations and resumes with cover letters to Mercedes Vance and John Fazekas, the Witt/Kieffer consultants leading this search, preferably via e-mail, to FirstAmendmentCEO@WittKieffer.com.

Last Day to Apply
Until job is filled.

Catholic Charities New Hampshire
Donor Relations Officer
(posted 03/15/2019)

Manchester, NH

Job Description
Catholic Charities New Hampshire (CCNH) is looking for a full-time Donor Relations Officer to join our team of dedicated professionals. One of the benefits of this position is the satisfaction of helping donors match their passions and interests with CCNH programs that comfort, heal and empower the most vulnerable among us. At Catholic Charities, we strive to provide person-centered services to strengthen New Hampshire families and build independence.

CCNH is one of the largest social service agencies in the state. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about fundraising and results-oriented. We'll pay you based on your experience and offer you a great work environment with generous benefits, including 401(k) plan, medical, dental, life and disability insurance, along with other fringe benefits.

The Donor Relations Officer plays a critical role as a member of the Development team by securing funds for the organization by managing, cultivating, and stewarding relationships. You will be managing a portfolio of existing donors, as well as identifying new major gift prospects, and ensuring that as many donors as possible are retained and upgraded in their giving and engagement.

Job duties include but are not limited to:
• Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with our organization
• Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects
• Manage an existing portfolio of 150 donors and prospects
• Make direct, face-to-face solicitations and assist the Board and other staff with their solicitation
• Communicate with donors by phone to accept donations, verify information and answer general questions
• Create and write effective offers, proposals and asks
• Create timely reports


Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience in Development/Fundraising, Major Gifts, and Stewardship
• Knowledgeable in computers specifically Microsoft Office, and ability to learn complex database system (Raiser’s Edge experience preferred)
• Ability to manage people, process, deadlines and budget
• Must be extremely organized, accurate and detail-oriented
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong customer service skills and appropriate telephone protocol
• Ability to work effectively in a team setting as well as the ability to function independently
• Strong listening and communication skills, and ability to build relationships and work with donors
• Strong research, analytical, planning and writing skills; attention to detail; data management skills and excellent follow through


Other Information
If you enjoy building relationships and helping our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through our organization, we would love for you to consider joining our team of development professionals.

Organization Description
Catholic Charities New Hampshire is one of the largest non-profit social services agencies, serving 1-in-12 New Hampshire residents overcome major life obstacles, build independence and move their lives forward. Programs include Counseling Services, The New Hampshire Food Bank, The CareGivers, Our Place, Parish & Community Services, Immigration Legal Services and the St. Charles School. For more information, please visit www.cc-nh.org.

How to Apply
Please send your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Kevin Spillane kspillane@nh-cc.org

Last Day to Apply
3/31/2019

Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Director of Individual Giving
(posted 03/01/2019)

Portland, ME

Job Description
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Gulf of Maine Research Institute in the search for a Director of Individual Giving.

The Director of Individual Giving will devise strategies and manage programs that strengthen individual engagement and giving at Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI). Primary responsibilities include the design and execution of strategies to maximize annual giving by individuals; the development of long-term relationships with prospective major donors through portfolio management; strategy and execution of recognition and annual stewardship programs for individuals; and strategy development and support for both fundraising and friend-raising events. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with a variety of Development team members and GMRI program staff and supervise one staff member, the Donor Engagement Specialist.


Qualifications
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree is required for this position as is a minimum of seven years of work experience with a background in fundraising (or a very closely related field), preferably involving a mix of donor cultivation/solicitation and events planning.

Organization Description
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Its scientists explore dynamic ocean systems from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. GMRI infuses its discoveries into the policy arena and designs solutions with fishermen and seafood businesses to protect fishery resources, harvest them responsibly, and market them as premium quality food. It shares its discoveries with the public and nurtures a culture of leadership in communities that depend on the sea. GMRI's education programs cultivate science literacy and build a foundation of collaborative problem-solving among the next generation of leaders, scientists, citizens, and stewards. Each year, GMRI serves over 25,000 stakeholders from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.

GMRI is locally focused and globally relevant. GMRI is dedicated to the resilience of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that depend on it. It supports solutions that will broadly benefit the bioregion and its diverse communities over generations to come. GMRI leverages the Gulf of Maine’s significance as a testbed for adaptation to environmental change and responses to global opportunities and challenges. GMRI is committed to the principles of independence and objectivity. It engages deeply in complex and often controversial marine issues. GMRI's research is evidence-based, transparent, and nonpartisan. GMRI convenes diverse and often competing stakeholders to solve complex problems. It works with partners and networks to leverage knowledge, relationships, and resources to increase shared impact. GMRI's commitment to excellence ensures that thoughtful, entrepreneurial, and persistent staff who aspire to high levels of impact are recruited and empowered.

How to Apply
All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

To apply for this position, visit:

https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/491


Last Day to Apply
N/A: Open until position is filled

Be Brave for Life Foundation
Director of Development
(posted 02/19/2019)

Manchester, Vermont

Job Description
Job Summary:
This position provides a unique opportunity for a dedicated, entrepreneurial, results-oriented community fundraiser to make a significant impact on our growing program. You will report to the Executive Director, and be able to work from home with flexible hours. There will be a few required weekends for major fundraising/community events. In addition, our community of Be Brave for Life officers, ambassadors and volunteers will work with you to transform their passions and interests into unique fundraising campaigns and special events.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Be Brave for Life Foundation is looking for a Director of Development who will be responsible for:
Our annual development plan, including the cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of current and potential individual, corporate and foundation donors
The development and management of a major gifts program
The research and creation of grant proposals and stewardship reports
The oversight of all fundraising efforts and functions of the Foundation.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities may include:
-Develop, implement, manage and evaluate the development program for individual, corporate and foundation giving
-Manage the creation of appeal letters and solicitation materials
-Implement direct mail program
-Explore and implement appropriate web-based fundraising strategies (via social media outlets and the Foundation’s website)
-Lead relationship manager for portfolio of donors and prospects
-Update donor records to reflect all donor strategies, meetings, solicitations and direct mail efforts
-Provide support for leadership and volunteer board in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donor prospects
-Research potential grant makers, craft and submit grant proposals; manage submission calendar and deadlines; track grants and work with Executive Director to create stewardship reports
-Collaborate with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to set revenue goals on annual basis
-Develop and manage fundraising budget for individual, corporate and foundation support
-Manage fundraising progress and prepare financial reports on monthly basis and in preparation of board meetings
-Analyze database reports and queries for prospect management and to further build major gift program
Collaborate with Executive Director to create sponsorship program plan and agreed-upon sponsorship funding priorities. Develop messaging and submit to prospective sponsors for funding consideration
-Review gift reports to reconcile with accounting; ensure timely gift acknowledgements and high degree of accuracy in donor record maintenance


Qualifications
-3 to 5 years of professional experience
-A sophisticated understanding of healthcare fundraising
-An understanding of the non-profit, voluntary and social service sector
-Experience of obtaining and cultivating new and existing donor relationships
-Working knowledge of fundraising software (i.e. Little Green Light)
-Working knowledge of Wordpress to aid in updating website with our website manager, Wired Impact.
-Effective oral and written communication skills
-Strong analytical and problem solving skills
-Access to a vehicle
-Ability to work independently, problem solve and make decisions.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
-High energy and commitment to the organization’s mission
-Must be professional and resourceful


Organization Description
The Be Brave for Life Foundation was founded in 2015 with the objective of improving the lives of individuals affected by benign brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease. We are a grassroots organization which started with 12 year old Riley Callen’s dream to help find a cure, not just for herself, but for everyone out there with a brain tumor diagnosis. Historically, most brain tumor research has been focused on malignant tumors, largely overlooking the need for advancement in the treatment of non-malignant tumors. Since two-thirds of all primary brain tumors are non-malignant, the Foundation aspires to address this unmet need.

Here are the Foundation’s three strategic goals:
1. Support cutting-edge research initiatives designed to bring better treatment options for, and aid in the early detection of, benign brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease
2. Encourage and foster collaboration amongst researchers, doctors, and foundations
3. Actively promote youth leadership and participation in benign brain tumor and cerebrovascular disease advocacy.


How to Apply
Please send a letter of interest with personal statement, resume, three references and salary requirement, preferably in one pdf document, to Laura Callen, Executive Director, at bebravefundraiser@gmail.com.

Last Day to Apply
Once Position is Filled

Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Director of Development
(posted 02/13/2019)

South Burlington, Vermont

Job Description
1. Administers the Department of Development and Public Relations.

2. Plans, initiates and is responsible for implementation of new ideas, programs and strategies in fundraising and institutional development.

3. Identifies potential sources of financial support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and local, state, and federal government.

4. Supports the Board of Directors in its fundraising and public relations efforts.

5. Conducts presentations to new prospects and current contributors.

6. Supervises the development writing and follow-up of grants.

7. Supervises the development of fundraising and educational materials.

8. Consults with other association departments concerning our development and public relations.

9. Supervises the direct mail fundraising program.


Qualifications
5 years of experience as a development professional.
• Demonstrated creative writing and public speaking skills.
• Experience in marketing.
• Demonstrated ability in organization and administration.
• Experience in developing and conducting an Annual Fund campaign.
• Demonstrated familiarity with Planned Giving Program and solicitations


Organization Description
Private non-profit

How to Apply
Either email resume and salary requirements to spouliot@vabvi.org or mail to Steve Pouliot, Executive Director, VABVI, 60 Kimball Avenue, S. Burlington, VT 05403

Last Day to Apply
February 22, 2019

Squam Lakes Association
Director of Development
(posted 02/13/2019)

Holderness, NH

Job Description
The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) seeks a creative, resourceful Director of Development to continue the capacity growth of this multi-faceted, well-established organization. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Board of Directors, the Director of Development will be expected to continue and expand the level of development activity for the organization that engages its already dedicated, established donors and donor families while broadening the donor constituency and diversifying the funding base for the organization. A deep commitment to preserving the cultural heritage and natural beauty of the Squam Lakes watershed is essential, as are strong management and communications skills.

The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director to achieve the SLA’s fundraising goals. Specific objectives for the Director of Development are as follows:

• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors, and to broaden the SLA’s major gifts portfolio.
• Strengthen the already substantial annual appeal to the SLA’s 1,200 members and additional supporters.
• Build the planned giving program in cooperation with the board development committee.
• Actively participate in the strategic planning implementation process with both staff and board, and manage campaigns to support it.
• Guide the board and staff in most effectively facilitating and supporting fundraising activities for the organization, including events, communications, new funding sources, and other related initiatives.


Qualifications
The SLA seeks a Director of Development with a passion for conservation and the outdoors, and the drive to direct that passion to building support for SLA’s programs, membership, and initiatives. They must be a creative thinker willing to listen to new ideas and to find effective ways to engage an enthusiastic board to work actively towards the organization’s fundraising goals. Excellent communication skills are essential. A personal connection to and love of lakes would be helpful. 


• 5-plus years of major donor experience with additional development experience preferable.
• A successful track record securing gifts from individuals and/or corporations and foundations in support of an institution.
• A management style that is goal-oriented but flexible, hands-on and collaborative. A style that brings out the best in people, and that respects the capabilities and independence of other staff members in accomplishing organizational objectives.
• Experience working with a membership organization, including an active understanding of how to increase member engagement and philanthropic commitment, as well as best stewardship practices. 

• An engaging personality, comfortable with people of all ages and backgrounds, good humor, and resilience. 



Other Information
For the full job profile, including additional background and specific challenges, please see: https://www.squamlakes.org/director-development. For more information about the Squam Lakes Association, please see the website: www.squamlakes.org.

Organization Description
The Squam Lakes Association is dedicated to conserving for public benefit the natural beauty, peaceful character and unique resource values of the lakes and surrounding area. In cooperation with local and state authorities and other conservation organizations, the Association promotes the protection, careful use and shared enjoyment of the lakes, mountains, forests, open spaces and wildlife of the Squam Lakes region.

Founded in 1904, the SLA acts as a resource to the lakes community and strives to offer a model for watershed conservation. The SLA monitors water quality, combats invasive species, and educates the public on these and other important ecological issues. Fifty miles of trails and over 600 acres of property, a small boat landing, boat rentals and numerous campsites maintained by SLA allow the public opportunities to enjoy this pristine and beautiful environment in low-impact ways. SLA’s youth programs, including the Junior Squam Lakes Association (JSLA), educate the future stewards of the watershed in responsible enjoyment of its resources, engaging over 200 youth each summer. The SLA works in close collaboration with local conservation, education, advocacy and recreation groups in its conservation, ecological and educational programs, and has an enthusiastic population of volunteers ready to help make the organization’s efforts successful.

How to Apply
Please direct nominations, inquiries, and application materials in confidence to the Search Committee at searchcommittee@squamlakes.org, or 534 US. Rt. 3, Holderness, NH 03245. Electronic submission of materials is preferred.

Last Day to Apply
position open until filled

Vermont Public Radio
Development Services Coordinator
(posted 02/13/2019)

Colchester, VT

Job Description
Vermont Public Radio offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced development professional who thrives on strengthening donor relationships, leveraging technology to improve donor services and achieving goals. Responsibilities integrate strong interpersonal talents with an aptitude for financial figures and data. We seek a reliable and collaborative team member with a keen eye for detail and a steadfast commitment to accuracy and quality.

VPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Qualifications
Undergraduate degree and experience with Raiser's Edge preferred. 2 years of professional experience demonstrating aptitude in customer service, technology, data, financial figures, and high degree of confidentiality

How to Apply
Read the full job description and application process on the VPR website VPR.org/careers

Last Day to Apply
02/28/2019

Kids First Center
Development and Programming Director
(posted 02/13/2019)

Portland, Maine

Job Description
About the Kids First Center
The Kids First Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1998 whose mission is to support children and parents during and after separation or divorce. This is a large, underserved, and much in need population. Separation and divorce environments that feature chronic parental conflict create lifelong mental- and physical-health harms for the children involved. By providing workshops for children, co-parenting education for parents, and professional education for the legal and mental health communities, Kids First creates long-term positive outcomes for these children. This work is uplifting and critical—thousands of people in Maine deal with these issues each year. We have successfully guided more than 70,000 children and parents through our programs over the last 20 years. We want to continue this success going forward!

Position Scope
The Development and Programming Director reports to the Interim Executive Director and will help guide and create the shape of the organization, which is in transition. The ideal candidate will have exceptional development, programming, and operational experience.

The position is full time.

Qualifications
- A minimum of six years of nonprofit experience in the relevant work described here
- A passion for social service programming of the first order, and the ability to support and improve program delivery
- The ability to add to the existing nuanced understanding of Kids First’s many outstanding opportunities and to present solutions to attendant challenges
- Extensive, sophisticated experience in all aspects of successful fundraising—individual and major donor contributions, foundation grants, event and program sponsorships, peer-to-peer fundraising, et al.
- The ability to identify and tell compelling stories about the organization to users, organizational funders, individual donors, and the community at large
- A current and sizeable cohort of active relationships in both the development-professionals and donor communities in Maine
- Organizational change management experience and insight
- The ability to learn, improve, manage, and support the protocols and mechanisms of a complex program-delivery model while in a fast-paced environment in transition
- A collaborative team-building personal work style and supervisory approach
- Extensive experience managing up and down
- Experience with budget creation, tracking, and forecasting; the ability to identify year-over-year budget trends, opportunities, and challenges

Sample Key Assignments for 2019 Q 1 and Q 2
- Work with the Interim Executive Director to actively pursue existing organizational opportunities
- Oversee and work with the Program Coordinator to support the organization’s annual program schedule and to introduce and organize program goals and protocols
- Help plan Kids First’s premier annual fundraising event, the organization’s highly popular “Bloom” gala, which will take place in November
- Assist the Interim Executive Director with the execution of a Kids First community-wide organizational assessment

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter elaborating your qualifications for the position, a current resume, and your salary range—or history—in Word format by email to employment@kidsfirstcenter.org. Additionally, answer the following questions and submit your answers with your application package. Your application will not be considered complete without this element.

Kids First accomplishes remarkable things with limited financial resources and personnel. How would you improve this dynamic if you were to assume the role of Director of Development and Programming? What specific steps, beyond a careful initial analysis, would you take?

What specific personal organizational skills and tools do you use to manage your time and deliverables, both short- and long-term?

If you encounter technical difficulty submitting your application, please call the Kids First Center at 207-761-2709.

The Kids First Center is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information about us, please to go www.kidsfirstcenter.org.


Qualifications
- A minimum of six years of nonprofit experience in the relevant work described here
- A passion for social service programming of the first order, and the ability to support and improve program delivery
- The ability to add to the existing nuanced understanding of Kids First’s many outstanding opportunities and to present solutions to attendant challenges
- Extensive, sophisticated experience in all aspects of successful fundraising—individual and major donor contributions, foundation grants, event and program sponsorships, peer-to-peer fundraising, et al.
- The ability to identify and tell compelling stories about the organization to users, organizational funders, individual donors, and the community at large
- A current and sizeable cohort of active relationships in both the development-professionals and donor communities in Maine
- Organizational change management experience and insight
- The ability to learn, improve, manage, and support the protocols and mechanisms of a complex program-delivery model while in a fast-paced environment in transition
- A collaborative team-building personal work style and supervisory approach
- Extensive experience managing up and down
- Experience with budget creation, tracking, and forecasting; the ability to identify year-over-year budget trends, opportunities, and challenges

Organization Description
The Kids First Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1998 whose mission is to support children and parents during and after separation or divorce. This is a large, underserved, and much in need population. Separation and divorce environments that feature chronic parental conflict create lifelong mental- and physical-health harms for the children involved. By providing workshops for children, co-parenting education for parents, and professional education for the legal and mental health communities, Kids First creates long-term positive outcomes for these children. This work is uplifting and critical—thousands of people in Maine deal with these issues each year. We have successfully guided more than 70,000 children and parents through our programs over the last 20 years. We want to continue this success going forward!

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter elaborating your qualifications for the position, a current resume, and your salary range—or history—in Word format by email to employment@kidsfirstcenter.org. Additionally, answer the following questions and submit your answers with your application package. Your application will not be considered complete without this element.

Kids First accomplishes remarkable things with limited financial resources and personnel. How would you improve this dynamic if you were to assume the role of Director of Development and Programming? What specific steps, beyond a careful initial analysis, would you take?

What specific personal organizational skills and tools do you use to manage your time and deliverables, both short- and long-term?

If you encounter technical difficulty submitting your application, please call the Kids First Center at 207-761-2709.

The Kids First Center is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information about us, please to go www.kidsfirstcenter.org.

Last Day to Apply
Rolling

Howard Center
Senior Donor Relations Director
(posted 02/08/2019)

Burlington, VT

Job Description
Seeking individual to initiate, manage, and maintain relationships with current and potential donors to secure funds and future gifts through major and planned giving strategies for the Agency, assuring that as many as possible are retained as donors and are cultivated to increase their giving and involvement. The SDRD will have the primary responsibility for the development and implementation of new strategies to identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with major donors and prospect relationships with the goals of growing annual philanthropic revenues and strengthening community support. All strategies will include measurable objectives to ensure targeted outcomes are met.

Responsibilities:

Donor Research, Identification, and Cultivation:

•Develops and implements strategies to attract new donors and strengthen relationships with existing donors to facilitate higher capacity giving. Includes the development of a portfolio to manage 100 donors and prospects.
•Responsible for research, identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major contributions for the agency in close coordination with senior staff and trustees
•Creates and maintains a 3-5 year plan for the program to include goals and outcomes.
•Creates plan for each donor that includes goals for the donor based on their giving history, known interests, and potential that will serve as the foundational communication plan for each person in the portfolio.
•Completes 8-12 prospect and donor visits per month (2-3 visits per week on average). To be reviewed as program develops.
•Assists in all aspects of special cultivation events including developing guest list, procuring sponsorship and underwriting support, and day-of-event activities.

Special Projects and Campaigns:

•Takes a lead role in special agency fundraising projects or capital campaigns.

Other Development and Communications Responsibilities as needed:

•As part of a small team, the SDRD will also interface with team colleagues on various projects and participate in activities including assistance with colleague donor portfolios, limited grant research and writing; special event coordination and sponsorship solicitation; composition of both internal and external communications including press releases, media advisories, and newsletters; activities related to public education events; and other related duties.

Requirements:
•BS/BA required. Advanced degree preferred.
•3-5 years of experience in major gifts, fundraising and development activities.
•A proven track record of soliciting and procuring major gifts is required.

Desired:

•Knowledge of Vermont fundraising community preferred.

Structure:
•Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
•Exempt
•Benefits Eligible

Perks & Benefits:

•Comprehensive BCBS Medical with agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families
•Delta dental
•Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service)
•Agency paid 401K retirement and additional incentive match program
•Life insurance
•Flexible spending account
•Childcare stipend
•Employee Assistance Program
•Employee referral program with financial incentive
•Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
•Award-winning workplace wellness program HC4ME including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
•Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce. Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.




Qualifications
•BS/BA required. Advanced degree preferred.
•3-5 years of experience in major gifts, fundraising and development activities.
•A proven track record of soliciting and procuring major gifts is required.


How to Apply
Please visit our website to apply
www.howardcentercareers.org

Last Day to Apply
n/a/

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
Director of Development
(posted 02/05/2019)

Concord NH

Job Description
Are you a dynamic, experienced development professional with a track record of success? Do you enjoy working closely with the executive director, board and staff of a young organization to secure the resources required for the organization to effectively meet its mission? Are you determined, organized and able to identify and draw on the skills and networks of board and staff members to best meet fundraising goals?

Then please consider joining the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center team, as a contractor or half-time employee. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Please detail in your cover letter and/or resume your track record of successful personal solicitations, including major gifts; your broad experience in donor relations and management; and your background in working alone and with executive directors, board members and staff on fundraising campaigns that delivered significant results.

Responsibilities:
• Create an effective development plan, with input and support from the Executive Director and Board Development Committee, complete with fundraising strategies, campaigns and programs to meet Discovery Center goals and benchmarks; coordinate implementation of the plan.

• Work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors on identification, review, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and confirmed donors, including coaching, appointment-setting, follow-up and reporting.

• Directly solicit individual and corporate donors on a regular basis.

• Help build awareness of the Discovery Center through arranging appearances at community and other venues for the Executive Director and Board Members, and supporting the appearances as needed, e.g., attending presentations to help gather contact info; and participating in community and business events.

• Create development materials for use by board and staff.

• Coordinate fundraising events and campaigns.

• Oversee the donor database, ensuring accuracy, confidentiality, timely gift acknowledgements, and effective use of the database for fundraising purposes.

• Identify and adhere to best practices in fundraising policies and procedures.

• Comply with all Discovery Center policies, state & federal rules and regulations including, but not limited to, health and safety policies, and all civil rights laws.

• Other duties as assigned.



Qualifications
• Track record of achievement in fundraising for nonprofit organizations
• Significant experience in working with executive directors, board members and staff of nonprofit organizations to successfully meet or exceed fundraising targets
• Track record of excellence in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual and corporate donors, individually and as a member of a team


Other Information
After 18 years as a state museum, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center became an independent nonprofit science museum in 2013. Goals for 2019-2021 include significantly increasing corporate and individual giving, in order to enhance our ability to engage the next generation in STEM.



Organization Description
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is an air and space museum in Concord NH, dedicated to NH space pioneers Christa McAuliffe and Alan Shepard, with indoor and outdoor exhibits, a planetarium, observatory, science store, café and a comprehensive menu of educational programs. Our mission is to inspire every generation to reach for the stars, through engaging, artful and entertaining activities that explore astronomy, aviation, Earth and space science.


How to Apply
Please email your cover letter and resume to: hr@starhop.com
or mail to:
Human Resources
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center
2 Institute Drive
Concord, NH 03301


Last Day to Apply
position will remain open until filled

Kellogg-Hubbard Library
Executive Director
(posted 02/04/2019)

Montpelier, VT

Job Description
The Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a skilled Executive Director to provide strong nonprofit leadership to this dynamic and busy public library. The Kellogg-Hubbard is an incorporated library that serves the City of Montpelier and five neighboring towns.




Qualifications
The Executive Director is responsible for the library’s consistent achievement of its strategic and financial objectives and enthusiastically serves as the primary spokesperson of the library. Candidates must have a public service background, strong fundraising skills and knowledge of the workings of local government. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees.

Other Information
Salary range is $60,000 - $70,000 with a competitive benefits package.

Organization Description
Known for its outstanding public service and innovative programming, the library has a collection of 94,774 physical and digital items, an annual circulation of 282,000 (the second highest in Vermont), and brings in over 200,000 visitors each year. The library has a dedicated staff of eight full-time and eight part-time personnel, as well as dozens of volunteers.

How to Apply
Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2019, although interviews may begin earlier. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to: kellogghubbardedsearch@gmail.com.

Last Day to Apply
March 20, 2019

Safe Passage
Deputy Director of Development
(posted 01/31/2019)

New Gloucester, Maine

Job Description
The Deputy Director of Development (DDOD) works to advance Safe Passage’s mission through multi-channel fundraising efforts and collaboration with the development staff in the U.S. office (New Gloucester, Maine). The DDOD, together with the Director of Development (DOD), is responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of the annual strategic development plan. The DDOD prioritizes the cultivation and stewardship of donors, and ensures the success of the Annual Fund.

This position reports to the US Director/Director of Development. This position is directly reported to by the Annual Fund/Communications Manager and the Database Manager & Grants Research Specialist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manage a portfolio of major and mid-level prospects and supporters, carrying out direct cultivation and solicitation in-person or through secondary communication, as well as “moves management” in Raiser’s Edge
• Collaborate with the USD/DOD on annual strategic development planning
• Oversee the execution of the Annual Fund and ensure quality of all cultivation and solicitation pieces
• Ensure the quality of the Sponsorship Program via collaboration with the Sponsorship Team in Guatemala
• Recruit high-level support teams, including but not limited to:
o Families with adopted Guatemalan children
o VIP visitors
• Participate in the appropriate stewardship of all donors
• Flexible work schedule possible
• Travel required
• Annual visit to Guatemala anticipated

Qualifications
Education and professional attributes
• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years fundraising/development experience
• Excellent verbal and written communications including copywriting and persuasive writing
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Personable, energetic, and able to take challenges in stride
• Able to travel up to one week each month
• Valid driver’s license, passport, and personal vehicle required
• Strong technical knowledge of fundraising/CRM systems such as Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Docs desired
• Fluent in conversational Spanish desired but not required


Organization Description
Safe Passage/Camino Seguro serves over 500 children and their families in the impoverished Guatemala City garbage dump community. Through groundbreaking education, daily meals, health care, social support services and adult education, Safe Passage aims to break the cycle of poverty. Safe Passage is currently transitioning from an after-school reinforcement program to an accredited full-day Expeditionary Learning school, adding one grade level each year through 9th grade.

How to Apply
Please email your cover letter and resume to info@safepassage.org with the subject "Deputy Director of Development"

Last Day to Apply
February 28, 2019

Maine Preservation
Director of Development
(posted 01/25/2019)

Yarmouth, ME

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 and communication efforts 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 identifies donors for campaigns and fundraising events, develops campaign materials and solicits memberships, annual fund donors, patrons, sponsors and preservation professionals; identifies, applies 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; maintains donor relations, schedules donor visits for the Executive Director, and coordinates with and provides all staff support for the Development Committee; oversees the recording of donations, drafting of acknowledgements and updating of member records; plans and executes development campaigns and organizes and works with volunteers to organize and execute development events. Experience with creating a positive atmosphere and cultivating and galvanizing funders – including implementation of successful membership, annual fund campaigns and fundraising events – is preferred.

Because this is a hybrid position, the ideal candidate must also be able to plan and execute communications and marketing activities for the organization; develop communications plans; compose and distribute external communications including website, social media, Constant Contact email blasts, news releases, op-eds, and crowd-source activities; and oversee 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 Access, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook and especially Donor Perfect other relevant programs and apps is essential and a working knowledge of QuickBooks is helpful. The ability to skillfully use and learn 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. Interested candidates should provide both a cover letter and resume, and the deadline for responses is February 19, 2019.

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 is a statewide historic preservation 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes and preserves historic places, buildings, downtowns and neighborhoods, strengthening the cultural and economic vitality of Maine communities.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Philip Jones at philip@mainepreservation.org.

Last Day to Apply
2/19/19

The ALS Association
Director, Fundraising and Events
(posted 01/22/2019)

Concord, NH

Job Description
Bring your passion and leadership to join the fight against ALS!

The ALS Association Northern New England Chapter is seeking an energetic, mission driven professional to manage our chapter wide fund development operations. As the Director of Events for the states of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, you’ll be responsible for managing the activities which generates revenue through the Walk to Defeat ALS®, third party events as described below as well as other responsibilities as required or requested. You will experience the gratification of knowing that your work has significant impact on the lives of those dealing with this terrible disease. 

The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.  As the preeminent ALS organization, the Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy – giving help and hope to those facing the disease.

This role is critical in the growth of The ALS Association Northern New England (NNE) Chapter which covers the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. This is a full-time regular position that reports directly to the Executive Director.

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Events is responsible for successfully planning, leading and implementing all event fundraising activities in the chapter, including but not limited to, our signature event; Walk to Defeat ALS.

This position supervises two direct reports and manages numerous contract and vendor relationships.  As a member of the leadership team, the Director of Events participates in the NNE Chapter’s annual planning and budgeting process. 

Core duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Develop, implement and evaluate annual fund development plans and budgets for the event fundraising activities for the entire chapter. Set targets and meet or exceed fund development goals.
Hire, train, coach and evaluate fundraising staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Association’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include and are not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing performance and conducting regular performance reviews.
 Develop and execute a communications and marketing strategy for all event fundraising efforts.
Work with the Executive Director and fundraising and care service teams to develop and implement process for cultivation and stewardship for current and prospective donors 
Create dynamic materials and presentations for individual and corporate prospects and renewals.
Develop and manage strategic alliances and effective working relationship with all business and corporate partners.
Identify opportunities within the chapter to expand revenue through events, mid-level donors, major   donors and/or corporate sponsors.
Function as team player as well as an integral member of the chapter’s leadership team. Participate in the planning of all-staff meetings to ensure cross-departmental communications and high level of coordinated teamwork and   morale among all staff members.
Convey a professional and positive image at all times that reflects favorably on The ALS Association.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required, with minimum three to five years staff management experience with increasing responsibilities in event fundraising.
Three to five years of direct experience in peer-to-peer fundraising, such as Walk and Run events are a must.
A proven success record in managing diverse and multiple fundraising events, working with local and remote staff and volunteers to achieve desired outcomes.  Experience working successfully in a goal-driven environment.
A strong work ethic, essential for this demanding environment that continually strives for excellence.
Skilled communicator, with superior interpersonal, verbal and written skills. Ability to effectively articulate the organization’s mission and impact.
 An incredible passion for our mission that invigorates and excites everyone with whom you connect
A dynamic, driven and sophisticated professional excited by the opportunity to help shape the future of the fundraising department and the organization as a whole.
Able to handle confidential information and maintain confidentiality.
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required. 
Experience using Luminate, and CRM database programs desired.
Strong Knowledge of corporate leaders in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont a plus.
Ability to bend, lift and carry equipment and other materials (up to 30 pounds).
Ability to travel up to 50% of the time and work occasional nights and weekends for Association business and events. May require occasional travel outside of the chapter a for regional or national meetings.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. Must maintain required insurance on automobile driven for business purposes.
The ALS Association is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability


Organization Description
The ALS Association National Office, located in Washington DC and the Northern New England Chapter, located in Concord, NH, work together to accomplish our mission, “To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.” The Northern New England Chapter focuses primarily on helping local patients and families live with ALS, while the National Office focuses primarily on research and advocacy. The National Office also supports the Chapters by providing up-to-date information and materials.

How to Apply
For more information or to apply for this position:
https://alsassociation.applytojob.com/apply/K3pMAguVqk/Director-Of-Fundraising-And-Events-Concord-NH

Last Day to Apply
02/15/2019

THE NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY
Chief Development Officer
(posted 01/22/2019)

Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description
NECO seeks a proven philanthropic leader to serve as Chief Development Officer (CDO). This individual will report to the President, be a member of the Presidents leadership team, and serve as the primary liaison to the Development subcommittee of the Board of Trustees.

The CDO will create and manage a portfolio of donor prospects and work closely with the President, Dean, and other senior leaders at NECO to achieve fundraising goals and maximize financial support for the College and its Eye Centers. The CDO is responsible for all aspects of the fundraising efforts of NECO, including the development of a fundraising strategy to solicit financial support through individual giving, major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, and to increase and extend alumni participation. The CDO will develop, establish and report on annual fundraising goals; oversee the daily operations of the fundraising team; build and manage a robust database for research and prospect tracking, gift acknowledgement and gift processing; coordinate annual fundraising appeals; manage the communications and special events relating to fundraising; and work closely with senior leadership to develop and align proposals with institutional priorities and match them to the interests of foundations. The CDO will work closely with the President, Board and senior leaders to develop compelling opportunities for philanthropic support that would appeal to a variety of donors, identify and cultivate new donors, raise awareness of the role philanthropy plays throughout the organization, and strengthen NECO's network and profile in Boston. The CDO will work with the President and community to complete a capital campaign culminating in the celebration of NECO's 125th anniversary in 2020.

This is an exciting opportunity for a confident and energetic fundraising professional eager to take on a broader role in developing the philanthropic programs of a small, collegial, team-oriented and financially sound school of optometry, while strengthening their experience and standing in influencing institution-wide strategy. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of fundraising knowledge and success, strong management and leadership abilities, the presence and maturity to navigate complex relationships with diverse constituents, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. We seek a passionate, dynamic, operationally focused and strategically oriented colleague with the interpersonal skills to build and foster relationships, identify and seize opportunities, and stimulate and motivate individuals to advance our commitment to change the way people see the world through optometric education, discovery and excellence in patient care.
Anticipated (estimated) allocation of time:
• Front-line fundraising, including capital campaign 50%
• Communications and event planning 10% to 15% • Grant and proposal writing, stewardship, annual reporting 20% to 25%
• Managing staff, analysis, meetings, administrative responsibilities 15%
Responsibilities:
• Develop, communicate and execute fundraising strategies (and objectives) including donor engagement and solicitation, corporate and foundation grants, annual appeals, individual giving, workplace giving, major gifts and planned giving.
• Develop and manage comprehensive communication and engagement/event strategies for prospective donors, and evaluate the impact of these programs on fundraising goals.
• Engage individual donors, institutional funders and volunteers and create and document complex gift strategies and structures.
• Proactively identify new funding sources and maintain relationships with current donors; work in collaboration with the President, staff and Board on potential funding avenues for programs and initiatives; maintain existing corporate relationships and develop new industry partnerships.
• Evaluate, refine and manage Development operational processes and systems and ensure NECOs infrastructure and reporting capabilities support the organizations fundraising needs.
• Work closely with the President, Dean and senior leaders to match funders with identified needs of NECO and create and implement a foundation cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plan annually; create annual reporting stewardship plans for each foundation gift received and for the individual and corporate donors identified (including required financial reports to accompany narratives on funds).
• Develop and execute major gift proposals including writing, scheduling and archiving.
• Monitor all donor information, prepare and present statistical analysis to the President and Board, research funding sources and trends, and make recommendations to best prepare NECO for major funding challenges and new opportunities.
• Cultivate, solicit and close every level of giving, from small to large.
• Report on the status of the development pipeline and its impact on revenue goals and financial forecasts.
• Collaborate with board members and prepare agendas and materials for Development Committee meetings of the Board of Trustees.



Qualifications
• Masters or Bachelors degree;
• Knowledge of and successful experience with Raiser's Edge fundraising software;
• Successful experience writing proposals for multi-year gifts from foundations and ensuring exemplary stewardship of these gifts and relationships;
• 10 plus year of frontline fundraising experience and success;
• 7 plus years direct supervisory experience in a development organization;
• Experience within an academic, research, or hospital/health care environment is preferred but not required.


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Last Day to Apply
04/09/2019