Job Postings

University of New Hampshire
(posted 06/20/2019)

Durham, NH

Job Description

Location: UNH, Durham, NH

Department: UNH Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering [UZMS00]

Posting Number/Job Order #: PS1298FY19

Summary of Position:

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

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

Duties / Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

Additional Job Information:

Acceptable minimum level of education:


Acceptable minimum years of experience: 5-7 years

Other minimum qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

1. Public education program management.

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

Other Information
Salary Information:

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

Percent Time Information (FTE): 1.0

Grade: 22

Posting Date: 06/06/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?: No

Interested Internal Candidates Exist?: No

Job Category: Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type: Grant Funded

DOT Safety Information: None applicable

Organization Description
Institution Information:

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

How to Apply
To apply, visit

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

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Last Day to Apply
Open Until Filled

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

Waterbury, VT or Norwich, VT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled.

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

Waterbury, VT or Norwich, VT

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled.

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

Bath, ME

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

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

General Functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call 207-386-5926

Last Day to Apply

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

Nashua, New Hampshire

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

How to Apply

Last Day to Apply

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

Portland, Maine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply
To Apply:
To apply for this position, visit our website at to submit cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Questions should be referred to However, we will not accept resumes sent to this address. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled.

Last Day to Apply
September 1, 2019

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

Bath, Maine

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

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

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

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

How to Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to

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

Henniker, NH

Job Description
Vice President of Institutional Advancement
New England College
Henniker, NH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lewiston, Maine

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

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

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

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

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

How to Apply

Apply for this position online:

Last Day to Apply
Sunday, June 23, 2019

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

Laconia, NH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yarmouth, ME

Job Description
Director of Development
Maine Preservation
Job Description:

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

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

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

How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume via email to Philip Jones at

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The Chill Foundation
Major Gifts Manager
(posted 05/16/2019)


Job Description
Are you an enthusiastic fundraising professional with a passion for youth development? Do you love soliciting new sponsors and donors? Are you a highly motivated individual who is self-sufficient and detail-oriented? If you answered yes to all the above, then we want to talk to you about becoming Chill’s Major Gifts Manager.

This full-time, salaried position, reporting directly to the Director of Development, has the flexibility to work remotely and will be an integral part of Chill’s Marketing and Development Team. The Major Gifts Manager will be a dynamic, experienced development professional.


The Major Gifts Manager works closely with the Vice President of Development & Marketing and Director of Development on securing and cultivating a base of corporate and individual donor prospects in the US and Canada. This position will require some travel and will manage a portfolio of new and existing donors. As our Major Gifts Manager, you will help design, develop, and implement our major gift program in consultation with the Vice President of Development & Marketing and the Director of Development. An ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate Chill’s mission is critical to this position’s success.

Development Responsibilities:

Secure at least $120,000 in new major gifts within the first year

Actively identify, manage, and track new corporate sponsorship and individual donor prospects

Develop a solicitation plan

Conduct prospect research

Support the Chill’s donor cultivation efforts using DonorSearch

Create a portfolio of mid-range and major gift donors and prospects, which includes managing all written and verbal communication, and the development and implementation of tailored solicitations

Support Chill’s overall strategy development process

Travel when necessary for meetings with donors and sponsors

Create and implement moves management plans

Assist the board and other staff with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience), plus a minimum of three years of development experience in a non-profit environment

Minimum of two years hands on experience securing major gifts and/or corporate sponsorships

Excellent writing, project management, and communication skills required

Knowledge of professional fundraising standards and practices

Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under strict deadlines

Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet goals and objectives

Thoughtful team player with capacity to be resourceful and flexible

This position does not require prior work experience or knowledge of the board sports industry, but a willingness to embrace the industry is expected

Experience working remotely and independently is strongly desired

How to Apply

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Sant Bani School
Director of Advancement
(posted 05/13/2019)

Sanbornton, NH

Job Description
Sant Bani School seeks an experienced professional for the full-time position of Director of Advancement. The Director of Advancement is responsible for the overall direction and implementation of the School’s admission, communication, and fundraising activities.

FLSA: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Head of School

Duties and Responsibilities

- Develop and implement a comprehensive, data-driven strategic plan for recruitment, admission, enrollment, and financial aid in line with the School’s strategic plan objectives
- Manage and lead the admission process, from inquiry through enrollment, including parent tours, events, student day visits and Admission Committee work
- Manage and lead the re-enrollment process including the retention of current families
- Manage and lead the financial aid process and maintain financial aid policies that will support the School’s enrollment goals and the School’s desire to maintain a socio-economically diverse population
- Track admission / enrollment / financial aid activity and provide regular reporting to the Administrative Team and Board of Trustees

- Work with the Advancement team to develop and implement a communications plan including print, web, and social media tools to market the School and reach prospective students, current parents, alumni and other important audiences

- Develop and implement strategies for the annual fund, capital campaigns, and planned giving

Other Duties
- The Director of Advancement is a member of the Leadership Team
- Lead and collaborate with the Assistant Director of Advancement
- Other duties as assigned

- Proven ability to meet and exceed ambitious fundraising and enrollment goals
- Knowledge of web and social media platforms
- Excellent administrative and organizational skills
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Ability to effectively manage a demanding workload including multiple projects and competing priorities
- Ability to think creatively and strategically
- Strong computer skills
- A sense of humor
- A passion for the education of young people

Education / Experience
- Five or more years experience in advancement or a related field is preferred
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

Organization Description
Sant Bani School, founded in 1973, is an independent PK-8 day school in central NH. Our students gain self-confidence and a passion for learning through an integrated program of academics, creative arts, athletics and service to others. Believing there is something to learn from everyone, we create a diverse community, interacting in mixed-age groups, and practicing respect for self and others. These elements, combined with small classes and a connection to nature, produce a learning environment unique to SBS.

How to Apply
Candidates should send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference via email to Hans Mundahl, Head of School ( and include Director of Advancement in the subject line.

Last Day to Apply
August 1, 2019

Burlington City Arts
Capital Campaign Manager
(posted 05/09/2019)

Burlington, Vermont

Job Description
The Capital Campaign Manager for will serve as the primary planner, organizer, and administrative support for the Campaign Committee, volunteers, and all other organization staff involved in the campaign for purchase and renovation of art space in Burlington. The Campaign Coordinator reports to the Executive Director of Burlington City Arts and works closely with these individuals and campaign committee members. While the Coordinator may occasionally be involved in solicitations, this position is more specifically designed to support and advance the work of the Committee than it is to raise the money single-handedly. The Manager will be diligent about getting staff and volunteer input. Even if the campaign has an experienced campaign consultant for guidance, the Campaign Manager will carry responsibility for momentum and progress of the campaign. The Manager will also support the intangibles in a campaign: the enthusiasm, patience, courage, momentum and encouragement necessary from time to time.

Essential Job Functions:
Assist in identifying and recruiting campaign committee and volunteers.
Schedule and plan campaign meetings.
Prepare and distribute meeting materials, with attention to confidentiality.
Assist volunteers and staff in conducting successful solicitations.
Participate in the development of Campaign Materials including updates and newsletters throughout, and serve as the primary liaison with design professionals.
Oversee and implement campaign communications and marketing including social media in coordination with communications director.
Provide internal communications on campaign progress.
Research prospects and opportunities; also coordinate with consultant for additional research resources.
Creatively expand prospect lists in partnership with the campaign committee but also in exploring records, lists and other resources.
Maintain campaign lists, assignments, and progress reports on solicitations.
Assist in setting appointments, and other communication with prospects.
Provide or arrange training for committee and staff.
Maintain or oversee all data recording for campaign gifts and donors.
Assist in planning and implementing all direct mail solicitations.
Participate in planning and implementation of all campaign events, including providing support to volunteers and committees.
Oversee appropriate acknowledgement and recognition of donors.
Maintain database entries and management for campaign prospects and donors
Develop and prepare, or oversee preparation, of campaign grant proposals.
Update and inform the Executive Director regularly on campaign activities, progress and challenges.

Bachelor's degree in non-profit management, business administration or related field and 3-5 years of experience in development, philanthropy, or non-profit fundraising required.
Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one per year basis.
Proficient with donor database software, entry and reporting (salesforce experience preferred).
Highly organized and strong attention to detail.
Ability to write clearly for various purposes.
Proficiency in keyboarding and intermediate computer skills.
Ability to work in PC format with knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, required.
Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies

Organization Description
Burlington City Arts’ mission is to enhance a dynamic environment through the arts that makes quality experiences accessible to all regardless of economic, social or physical
For more than 35 years, BCA has established and nurtured the creative spirit of our region and bolstered economic health by activating public spaces with arts events and installations, supporting Vermont artists, and offering an education and scholarship program that puts arts education and experience within every
community member’s reach.
After operating on a volunteer and then ad-hoc basis for the first 9 years, BCA became incorporated as a City department in 1990. The City of Burlington general fund provides approximately 40% of BCA’s annual $2 million operating budget. BCA activities are implemented by thirteen RFT staff, three .75 RPT staff, one .5 PT staff, 40-65 temporary/seasonal teaching artists and event coordinators, and hundreds of volunteers annually.
The BCA board and leadership established The BCA Foundation (BCAF) in 1998 as a private, non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization with a mission to support BCA, ensure the sustainability of the arts in the Greater Burlington area and to ensure minimal impact from political transitions and economic volatility. Using its dual status as a non-profit organization and a City Department to leverage private donations through public investment, BCA has become a force for improving the quality of life for all in our region.
Major accomplishments include a successful $3.5m capital campaign and renovation/restoration of the historic Ethan Allen Firehouse into a 5 floor arts center between 1999 and 2004; the commissioning of two major public art projects at the Burlington International Airport; consistent receipt of competitive grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; two prestigious awards for contemporary art exhibition from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and recently, the completion of a $900,000 capital campaign (funded in part by the City of Burlington) for renovation of a new space housing BCA’s studio art facilities on Pine Street.

How to Apply
Applications for this position are only accepted online at:

Last Day to Apply
rolling deadline

Vermont Law School
Vice President of Alumni Relations and Development
(posted 04/30/2019)

South Royalton, VT

Job Description
The Vice President for Alumni Relations and Development provides strategic direction, vision and management of all alumni relations and fundraising efforts at Vermont Law School (VLS) and serves as the key advisor to the President on all matters related to institutional advancement. This includes managing a team of five in the Offices for Alumni Relations and Development (OARD) focused on increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes. OARD is responsible for the annual fund, corporate and foundation relations and government grants, major gifts and planned giving for the endowment, a planned capital campaign, major donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and all alumni communications and engagement events.

• Bachelor’s degree is required.
• At least five years of experience as a senior level development and/or alumni relations professional is desired, including demonstrated success as a major gift officer or equivalent. Familiarity with educational environment a plus.
• Experience and ability to work effectively with volunteers and to supervise professional and staff personnel.
• Knowledge of higher education principles, practices procedures, as well as fundraising procedures and best practices in advancement.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies in a higher education environment.
• Excellent writing, editing, and public speaking skills.
• Demonstrated ability to build alliances and cultivate new relationships.
• Understanding of and commitment to the Vermont Law School mission.
• Weekday and evening travel, varied hours and weekend travel when necessary.

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume at

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Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Vice President for Development
(posted 04/24/2019)

Concord, New Hampshire

Job Description
The Forest Society seeks an exceptional, experienced development professional to lead fundraising for the organization. The successful candidate will have at least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in development in a position that involves strategic thinking and major gift solicitation. The VP for Development serves as a member of the Leadership Team, advising the President on organizational issues and is staff liaison to the Board Development Committee. The person in this position supervises, directly or indirectly, all the staff in the Development and Membership Departments and collaborates with all staff in meeting the organization’s funding needs. Experience in the outdoors and with conservation is required. The position is located at the award-winning, energy efficient Conservation Center in Concord, NH.

Position Summary: The Vice President of Development manages the development department and is ultimately responsible for all fundraising at the Forest Society, including annual support from individuals, foundations and businesses, land-based fundraising campaigns, capital campaigns, endowment fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship, planned giving and the membership program. The Vice President serves as a member of the Leadership Team, advising the President on organizational issues, and is the staff liaison with the Board Development Committee. The Vice President for Development directly or indirectly supervises all the staff in the Development and Membership Departments and collaborates with all departments in meeting their funding needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with the President, Board Development Committee, Trustees, and Leadership Team to develop an overarching fundraising strategy that includes the following elements:

Annual Fund: draft the direct mail annual appeal letters and supervise production. Cultivate and solicit major donors to the Annual Fund.

Operating Grant Support: work with direct reports and other staff to cultivate and solicit individual, business, and foundation support for operating projects (with a current emphasis on stewardship projects on fee-owned conserved lands), prepare grant proposals and reports, and supervise grant proposal writer(s).

Land-Based Fundraising: collaborate with land protection/reservation stewardship staff to strategize, cultivate donors, and execute fundraising plans to support the acquisition of fee-owned lands and conservation easements and the stewardship of fee reservations. Land-based fundraising campaigns generally include the following elements: government agency support, foundation support, major donor contributions and a direct-mail solicitation. Cultivation activities include donor visits and conducting field tours of the subject properties. Supervise other fundraisers assigned to land-based fundraising campaigns.

Endowment Fundraising: The Forest Society is continually building endowment to support the organization as a whole, and reservation and conservation easement stewardship, in particular. The Vice President is responsible for securing endowment support from individuals and foundations. The Vice President is also responsible for the design, donor cultivation and execution of endowment campaigns.

Planned Giving: The Forest Society’s planned giving program is integral to its major donor stewardship effort. The Vice President is responsible for securing major gifts through planned giving vehicles including bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, and other appropriate vehicles.

Membership: The Vice President is responsible for supervising the Membership Director and a direct mail membership program that includes monthly renewals and new member acquisition mailings several times per year. The Vice President is also responsible for garnering new members through events, regional campaigns, and other sources.

Capital Campaigns: The Forest Society occasionally conducts capital campaigns for the acquisition or construction of new facilities and the renovation of existing facilities. The Vice President is responsible for the design, donor cultivation and execution of capital campaigns.

Database Management: Supervise the maintenance of a comprehensive database of donor information (Raiser’s Edge).

Contributions/Outcomes: Designing and implementing a fundraising plan to meet the annual goals for membership dues, annual fund, operating project support, and campaign revenue. The Forest Society’s annual operating budget is approximately $5 million and land acquisition funding in a typical year is $3 to $5 million. It is important to note that the project support and land-based fundraising programs at the Forest Society change annually to meet the organization’s needs.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

1. Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate with diverse audiences. Public speaking is frequently required.
2. A strong understanding of land conservation issues and processes.
3. Proven skills in direct-mail letter composition, grant writing and donor communication.
4. Experience with the legal environment of charitable giving and ensuring the fundraising program is in compliance.
5. Experience with planned giving vehicles.
6. High level experience managing a database of donor information and using that information to inform fundraising goals and activities.
7. The skills necessary to lead prospective donor groups on field tours of subject properties. Tours often include hiking or mountain climbing carrying a backpack and/or paddling a canoe or kayak. First aid training and the ability to teach field skills desirable.
8. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in development in a position that involves major gift solicitation.
9. A bachelor’s degree in an applicable field is required, master’s degree preferred.
10. This position involves some overnight travel, and a driver’s license and proof of insurance is required.

Working Conditions:
1. Offices are located in an environmentally sustainable office building within walking distance of wooded trails.
2. Field trips include hiking over a variety of terrain and paddling in lakes and rivers.
3. Field trips may occur in inclement weather.

Other Information
Physical Requirements:
1. This position requires the ability to sit and work at a computer for extended periods of time.
2. This position requires the physical fitness necessary to lead daylong hikes and paddling trips.

Direct Reports:
Senior Director of Development
Director of Membership
Land-Based Fundraising Manager
Development Specialist (grant writer)
Development Associate
Senior Technology Specialist

Organization Description
The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land conservation organization that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources. Today, with 10,000 member households and over 40 employees, the Forest Society owns 186 reservations in 102 communities across the state, and has interests and monitoring responsibilities for over 800 conservation easements. With ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection and sustainable forest management, the Forest Society consistently ranks among the nation’s top land trusts and has been a leader in setting the standard for American land protection. If you enjoy working both independently and in a cooperative team-approach in a challenging, at times fast-paced, but always rewarding, setting you may be the right person for this position.

How to Apply
Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to Maria Stewart at:

Last Day to Apply
July 24, 2019

Castleton University
Director of Development
(posted 04/24/2019)

Castleton, VT

Job Description
Castleton University seeks a Director of Development to develop and implement fundraising plans and strategies to maximize support for the University’s highest needs and priorities. Direct, coordinate, and provide a full range of support to annual and long-range fundraising and development efforts of the University. Partner with the University’s administrative leadership, as well as colleagues in the Advancement Office, to develop and implement strategies to secure corporate and individual investments in the University.

A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline, plus five to seven years of relevant experience in a related field or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

Other Information
Salary is within the VSC salary range for a Grade 15, and includes an excellent benefit package. This position is exempt from the Bargaining Units. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Organization Description
Founded in 1787, Castleton is an academic community that values personal interaction with students and among colleagues. Your work will be appreciated here. You can help us make a difference in the lives of our students, and for the benefit of Vermont.

How to Apply
To apply go to All required documents must be submitted via this online process. We regret we are unable to accept applications or documents submitted via mail, email or fax.

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

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

New Hampton, NH

Job Description
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."

"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

Last Day to Apply

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

New Hampton, NH

Job Description
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."

"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

Last Day to Apply

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.

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 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

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.

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 or Mary Ann Botelho at

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.


• 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.

• 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,, or through this link:

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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.


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

• 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

How to Apply

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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.

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: For more information about the Squam Lakes Association, please see the website:

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, 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.

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:

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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.

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
Information that cannot be sent electronically may be forwarded to:
John Fazekas
35 Corporate Drive, Suite 290
Burlington, MA 01803
(781) 272-8899.

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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

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

• 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

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.

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 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

Last Day to Apply
Until job is filled.