Job Postings

Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society
Director of Development and Communications
(posted 03/11/2020)

Salisbury, MD

Job Description
The Director of Development and Communications is a member of the management team and responsible for driving vital revenue streams which allow Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS) to achieve its mission and maximize its impact in the community. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), this role will create and execute on all fundraising, communications and marketing strategies.

Responsibilities:

• Create and execute on a comprehensive annual development strategy designed to meet/exceed budgeted fundraising goals.
o Grow the base of donors and increase the level and frequency of giving.
o Identify mid-level donors with propensity for increased giving and work with the ED and Board of Directors (BOD) Development Committee to create donor-specific strategies for cultivation and stewardship.
o Identify and build relationships with new major gift prospects.
o Direct fundraising campaigns including but not limited to:
 Spay/Neuter Appeal (February)
 Fiscal Year End Appeal (Spring)
 Holiday Appeal (December)
 Annual Appeal (Year End)
o Provide comprehensive capital campaign support.
o Develop and maintain relationships with local businesses related to fundraising.
o Research grants, write and submit grant proposals for funding of specific projects.
o Analyze key growth metrics and provide monthly progress reports to ED and BOD.

• Optimize effectiveness of historical fundraising events (Strut for Strays, Fur Ball Gala, Kitten Shower, Whisker Wonderland, etc.) and make recommendations on new initiatives, as appropriate. Implement all aspects of major fundraising events including budgeting, agenda and activities, auction solicitation, volunteer management, vendor coordination and event follow up.

• Develop and implement a communication strategy to promote the mission and activities of MRFRS and support development goals.
o Maximize website, blog and social media presence.
o Create and manage organization’s internet fundraising program and online donor cultivation and stewardship.
o Design and production of annual Fact Sheet outlining MRFRS’ accomplishments.
o Craft official messages for public/press including crisis management.
o Oversee the design and production of newsletters.



Qualifications
Requirements:
o 5+ years of fundraising experience (specifically annual fund development) with a track record of meeting/exceeding fundraising goals
o Strong knowledge of organizational marketing and branding
o Bachelor’s degree in business management or a related field
o Must be a creative, self-starter who can marshal resources and drive for results
o Strong organization, problem-solving, management and interpersonal skills
o Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to present and speak publicly.
o Ability to operate as part of a team and work well under pressure in a fast-paced work environment.
o Candidate must have a love of people and pets and have no allergic condition that might be aggravated by exposure to animals.




Organization Description
Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society (MRFRS) is a nationally recognized, non-profit, volunteer driven organization with a mission to improve the lives of all cats and provide support and education for the people who care about them. Founded in 1992, MRFRS prides itself on the profound and measurable effect they have had on feline overpopulation, the care and management of cat colonies and the welfare of cats. Their innovative programs and committed staff have impacted the lives of more than 128,000 cats. For more information about the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society, please visit mrfrs.org.



How to Apply
Email a one-page cover letter and resume to info@humanenetwork.org. In the subject line, please mention: MRFRS DODC Search Committee. Acknowledgment will be emailed upon receipt of your application materials.

Last Day to Apply
April 6, 2020

Castle in the Clouds
Director of Development
(posted 03/11/2020)

Moultonborough, NH

Job Description
Castle in the Clouds seeks a Director of Development to join our passionate, collaborative team. We are looking for a fundraising leader who can embrace our mission, engage meaningfully in our culture, and facilitate our continued growth for the future. The Castle seeks a trailblazer who can build on our success and move us to the next level so we can expand the programs we offer to our community.

The Director of Development will serve as a critical member of the Castle in the Clouds senior management team. Reporting to the Executive Director, he or she will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and significantly expanding all CPS fundraising initiatives. Additionally, he or she will take a leadership role in deepening community engagement and outreach, as well as working closely with marketing staff members on the development and implementation of comprehensive marketing and communications plans to promote and enhance the Castle in the Clouds brand. As a member of the senior management team, the Director will routinely provide guidance and oversight to other members of the Castle team.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will bring passionate energy, vision, and resourcefulness to this position and will be an organized self-starter dedicated to implementing the CPS mission. Familiarity and experience with community relations and fundraising techniques is required, especially as regards major gift fund raising and creating a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. The ability to prioritize and make decisions in a fast-paced environment is key.

The Director of Development will be responsible for helping assure that the CPS staff, board and volunteers receive the support they need to establish deep, meaningful relationships with the stakeholders who will create fundraising success. The ideal candidate will be a talented fundraising professional with a solid track record of building deep donor relationships, using a hands-on approach to cultivate and steward donors so they are inspired to give generously and consistently. The candidate must be able to carry a portfolio of donors of their own and facilitate corporate and foundation relationships. This crucial work is necessary to move the CPS forward to a sustainable future.

Excellent communication, decision making, and leadership skills are essential, particularly the ability and personality to motivate staff, board, and volunteers. Must have a working knowledge of nonprofit or museum management principles and practices, as well as experience developing and managing a budget. Proficiency with computer software related to the position, in particular experience with Microsoft Office products and donor management databases is also necessary.

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, able to see the big picture, while simultaneously assuring operational effectiveness to create success.

A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising with a track record of success, or equivalent, is required.

To see full listing of essential job duties please see the position posting on our website:
https://www.castleintheclouds.org/employment/

Other Information
Salary range $70,000-$75,000, DOE, plus benefits package.

Benefits package includes:
Medical Insurance – 60% of premium covered by employer, including family members if applicable
401-K plan with 4% employer match
Accrued time off for personal or vacation use
9 paid holidays
30% discount on purchases in the Carriage House Restaurant, Castle Gift Shop, and Café in the Clouds
An annual membership to the Castle
Affiliate membership in the New England Museum Association


Organization Description
Castle in the Clouds is one of New Hampshire’s most visited historical and natural attractions. Our mission is to interpret and share the buildings and landscape of the Castle in the Clouds as a cultural resource for the benefit of the public. A dedicated board, engaged volunteers and committed donors help us restore, preserve, and share this beautiful New Hampshire icon for generations to come.

Since 2006, Castle Preservation Society (CPS) has been responsible for restoring and preserving Lucknow, built in 1914 as the retirement estate of shoe manufacturer Thomas G. Plant. Rechristened Castle in the Clouds and opened to the public in 1959, the estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2018. Today visitors can tour the historic Lucknow mansion, dine in our Carriage House Restaurant, feed the trout in Shannon Pond, grab a sandwich or an ice cream at Cones in the Clouds, and hike or enjoy a trail ride on over 35 miles of trails maintained by our partners, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust.
Castle in the Clouds’ focus over the coming three-five years is to build off of the momentum we have created and further expand our fundraising, as well as increase awareness of the Castle as a vital educational, cultural and natural resource in our region.

How to Apply
To Apply please forward resume, cover letter and three professional references to our search consultant:

Catherine Crooker
Crooker Consulting
catherine@crookerconsulting.com
(503)577-5448


Last Day to Apply
Review of application will begin March 24. Position open until filled.

Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Development Assistant
(posted 03/03/2020)

White River Junction, VT

Job Description
The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) advances wildlife conservation across the Americas using the combined strength of scientific research, long-term monitoring, and citizen engagement. Based in Vermont, our focus on northeastern North America’s wildlife, including migratory birds, leads us to work across the western hemisphere to unite people and science for conservation.

VCE is comprised of a core group of conservation scientists, a small team of fundraising, communications, and accounting staff, a dynamic group of young biologists, interns, AmeriCorps members, and regular volunteers. A network of over a thousand active “citizen scientists” contributes significantly to our research and monitoring efforts.

We have a robust and growing fundraising program that generates approximately 75% of our operating funds (complementing grants and contracts from state and federal agencies). Our development team includes the Executive Director, Associate Director, Director of Communications, and Development Coordinator. Our work connects donors with the science behind conservation, educates and inspires them, and provides opportunities for them to see the work that their gifts make possible.

We are seeking a Development Assistant to support our efforts in fundraising and communications. This is a part-time position (16-20 hrs/week), based at our office in White River Junction, VT. Primary responsibilities include database management, event coordination, assisting with gift entry and acknowledgement, and fundraising appeals, donor communications, and mailings.

Responsibilities
1. Work daily in Little Green Light (LGL), our contact management system database. Perform routine error-checks, data entry, list downloads, and event management. Proactively populate or update database fields. Create custom reports and donor lists as needed.
2. Help to organize special events, such as retreats, donor field trips, presentations, and meetings. Support staff conducting programs or donor visits by assisting with displays, information packets, and post-visit follow up mailings. Assist the Director of Communications with constituent communications through Constant Contact, and regularly reconcile LGL and Constant Contact lists.
3. Provide general support to other development and communications staff. Maintain progress on regular tasks and receive other assignments on a weekly basis. Adjust workflow to accommodate various needs throughout the year.
4. Provide general office support, including handling emails on the info@vtecostudies.org email address and loon project voicemail in the off-season, ordering office supplies, work as a team to print and mail appeals, and other miscellaneous duties as requested/required.

Qualifications
Qualifications
1. Steadfast attention to detail and commitment to accuracy and overall excellence
2. Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and manipulate LGL, including data entry, retrieval, and reports, and other electronic platforms (Constant Contact, MS Office suite, Adobe Lightroom, etc.), with an emphasis on Excel spreadsheets
3. Unwavering commitment to confidentiality and professionalism
4. Enthusiasm for our mission and investment in the success of our organization
5. Friendly, prompt, thorough, and clear communication skills (both oral and written)
6. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
7. Ability to manage multiple assignments and projects at once and to meet deadlines
8. Willingness to jump in and embrace new tasks with enthusiasm and competence
9. Experience organizing/managing events desirable but not required
10. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional and work experience. Minimum two years’ experience in development


Other Information
Supervisor: Development Coordinator

Location and Hours: Schedule is somewhat flexible within typical office hours, and may be negotiated with supervisor’s approval. Work will be conducted at the VCE office, located at 20 Palmer Court, White River Junction, VT.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.


Organization Description
www.vtecostudies.org

How to Apply
Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to info@vtecostudies.org.

Last Day to Apply
March 25, 2020

Himalayan Cataract Project
Managing Director, Development
(posted 02/20/2020)

Waterbury, Vermont

Job Description
SCOPE OF WORK:
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Managing Director, Development is the
second-in-command of the Development department, responsible for raising and managing
philanthropy that is critical to the mission, growth and innovative work of HCP. The Managing
Director will work alongside the CDO to set and achieve fundraising goals, manage the
Institutional Giving Officer, Deputy Director of Development – Individual Gifts, and Major Gifts
Officers, manage a portfolio of individual and institutional donors and prospects, establish
relationships with private donors, foundation leadership, program officers, corporate and
government funders, create systems and processes to reach our annual fundraising goals, and
implement, manage, and analyze giving strategies. The successful applicant will have a strong
understanding of the philanthropic landscape surrounding international nonprofits, and be a
proven and experienced team leader, coach and mentor.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Lead the institutional and individual giving teams in the enhancement and expansion of
the prospect pipeline, collaborating with the CDO, and other leadership and colleagues
• Manage and grow a targeted portfolio of major individual and institutional funders giving
• Assist the CDO in updating and implementing a strategic fundraising plan and develop
the annual development budget and revenue projections; prepare Development reports for
presentation to leadership and Board
• Design tactics and long-term engagement strategy to deepen donor commitment,
increase giving, broaden the donor base, and manage stewardship of HCP’s philanthropy
• Institute systems, utilizing the skillsets of our research and database managers, that will
create efficiencies within the team
• Work with leadership and program staff to help develop fundraising strategies around
emerging organizational projects and priorities
• Create strategic correspondence, including solicitations, cultivation pieces, proposals,
reports and other stewardship materials, to engage high value donors and prospects
• Provide overall project management support for the CDO and perform other duties as
assigned

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.

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


Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree required; graduated degree preferred
• Minimum of ten years’ experience in fundraising, including at least three years’
experience managing a team
• Proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources, including major gifts from
individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies
• Experience in donor cultivation and solicitation, grant writing, contracts management,
and database management
• Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes and a results-oriented
culture
• Superior analytical and communication skills (written and verbal)
• Strong interpersonal, supervision, administration and management skills
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge, or similar database
• Familiarity with donor tracking systems
• Ability to work with diverse groups of people
• Sound judgment, professionalism, a positive attitude and a sense of humor
• Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills

Organization Description
ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE:
Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP | CureBlindness) works to provide critical eye care services,
training for health professionals, and enhanced eye care infrastructure throughout the Asia and
Sub-Saharan Africa where lack of access to eye care results in unnecessary blindness. Working
with local partners, HCP serves more than 1 million people annually through screening and
treatment and provides over 100,000 surgeries, with an annual budget of $13.1 million. HCP
has offices in Vermont and in the Washington, DC metro area. Learn more at
www.cureblindness.org
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
To Apply

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

Himalayan Cataract Project considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Last Day to Apply
open until filled

Natural Resources Council of Maine
Senior Director of Philanthropy
(posted 02/20/2020)

Augusta, ME

Job Description
The Natural Resources Council of Maine, the state’s leading environmental advocacy organization, is seeking a Senior Director of Philanthropy. This is a management-level position with responsibility to raise revenues for a 30-person organization whose mission is to protect, restore, and conserve the nature of Maine. Responsibilities include oversight of an 8+ person staff that conducts grant writing, major donor solicitations, planned giving, and a board fundraising program; development and implementation of long range and annual plans for NRCM’s philanthropy program, including income and expense projections; conducting capital campaigns as needed to build the endowment and program opportunities; and participation on a interdepartmental management team with the CEO for oversight of the entire organization. This is full-time permanent position based at NRCM’s office in Augusta, Maine. The Senior Philanthropy Director reports to the CEO.

• Planning, Budgeting, Management: Develop and implement long range and annual plans for NRCM’s philanthropy program, including income and expense projections for the program and for the organization as a whole. Oversee a philanthropy team of 8+. Directly supervise grants manager(s), membership director, and major donor staff.
• Major Donor Program: Manage the major donor program, which includes two major gifts officers and the CEO. Maintain a personal portfolio of at least 30 NRCM major donors and conduct solicitation calls and visits. Help create solicitation strategies for top donors that encourage increased giving. Participate in writing individualized proposals.
• Board Fundraising Program: Serve as the primary staff contact for board involvement in fund raising. Ensure that there is a plan and goals with board members, motivate and track board progress, accompany board members on visits as needed, and provide fund raising training to board members.
• Capital Campaign: Plan and implement all aspects of any major capital campaigns including hiring/planning campaign counsel and staff, coordinating feasibility study, and active involvement in campaign solicitation.
• Planned Giving: Oversee NRCM’s planned giving program, including identifying prospects, conducting planned giving calls/visits, and ensuring that there is a go-to person at NRCM for planned giving information.
• Organization Management: Participate in NRCM’s management team with other senior departmental leaders and the CEO. Provide input for organization-wide policy, personnel decisions, the annual budget and long-range planning.


Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of ten years of nonprofit experience, with at least three years in fund raising and three years in a senior position.
• Proven ability to manage a multi-person staff, including direct supervision of several staff.
• Ability to create and implement long-range plans, including budgets.
• Experience facilitating volunteer board members and major donors in philanthropic roles.
• Substantial experience with personal solicitation of major donors and a proven track record of success in increasing revenues for a nonprofit organization.
• A strong understanding and commitment to the work of NRCM and the ability to effectively communicate NRCM’s programs to members/donors.
• Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills. Proven leadership and decision-making skills as well as an ability to work closely with others.
• Experience soliciting estate gifts preferred.
• Active participation in at least one capital campaign preferred.


Organization Description
As Maine’s leading environmental advocacy organization, the Natural Resources Council of Maine attracts dedicated, knowledgeable, and dynamic people committed to leading efforts to keep Maine a special place.

Our work environment is friendly, fun, cooperative, and fast-paced as we work in coalition with other nonprofit organizations, business and community leaders, elected officials, NRCM members, and the public at-large to improve the quality of Maine’s environment.

NRCM is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse staff. We are also committed to ensuring that our staff members actively work on diversity and inclusion in the field. This work is supported by staff policy, training, and mentoring, and through fostering an organization that prioritizes fairness and respect.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@nrcm.org by Friday, March 20.

Last Day to Apply
March 20, 2020

The Currier Museum of Art
Manager of Annual Fund/ Stewardship
(posted 02/13/2020)

Manchester, NH

Job Description
he Currier Museum of Art, an internationally-acclaimed art museum less than an hour from Boston, seeks a Manager of Annual Fund/Stewardship to join the museum as a key member of the development team. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for creating and managing all annual fundraising campaign appeals for the Currier Museum of Art. Assists the Director of Philanthropy in strategizing, planning and executing a comprehensive donor/prospect cultivation and stewardship program to attract, retain, and upgrade donors to meet museum fundraising goals. Promotes highly personalized stewardship experiences for top donors while providing creative and effective outreach and interaction to build a pipeline of new prospects of donors at all levels.



Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree, with 3-5 years of successful experience in development/fundraising in a non-profit setting.
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills; editing and proofreading skills necessary.
• Outgoing and enthusiastic, with the ability to develop effective working relationships with staff, trustees, volunteers, and donors.
• Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, positive attitude and a sense of humor, with a commitment to confidentiality and ethical behavior.
• Team orientation and ability to collaborate across departments.
• Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
• Highly energetic, goal-driven; flexible, with strong problem-solving skills.
• Superior organizational skills with a high attention to detail; proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines in a busy environment.
• Experience working with volunteer leadership and committees.
• Proficiency with Advanced MS Office Suite and fundraising software, preferably Altru.

How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org

Last Day to Apply
4/1/2020

Burlington City Arts
Development Director
(posted 02/13/2020)

Burlington

Job Description
Burlington City Arts (BCA) is seeking an experienced development director to join a dynamic arts leadership team in the heart of the City of Burlington, Vermont. As the connection between the arts to quality of life and economic development has become more widely understood and appreciated, BCA has grown its community impact and dramatically increased opportunities to connect donors to meaningful giving through the arts.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about the arts, be a fast learner, have a track record of success in multiple fundraising categories, have experience managing staff to meet development goals, enjoy creating new community relationships, and be experienced using donor database systems. Knowledge and background in the arts is a plus and desire to build a healthy, vibrant community through the arts a must. The position offers excellent benefits and the opportunity to join a thriving organization at an exciting time in its history.
Since 1981, BCA has made the arts accessible to all ages, enriched the artistic life of our region, and brought people together to celebrate, reflect, and respond to the world. With an annual budget of $2.2 million and a staff of 20, BCA presents contemporary art exhibitions at the BCA Center, produces festivals and events throughout the city, and provides accessible educational experiences for all ages in many settings, from the UVM Medical Center to preschool classrooms. A unique feature of its programs, BCA’s studio facilities offer community access to photography, clay, printmaking and other fine art equipment and classes.

General Purpose
This position is responsible for designing and implementing the development plan, direct fundraising, development marketing, volunteer supervision and assistance in long range planning to support BCA's annual fundraising efforts. In addition, this position is responsible for managing and coordinating development activities and services provided by Burlington City Arts serving the greater Burlington cultural community.

Essential Job Functions
Develop and assess progress of the annual fundraising campaign and report recommendations to the Director and the Development Committee.
Strategize, implement and oversee annual development plan including major gift program, annual campaign, corporate solicitations, grant writing and special events.
Make recommendations regarding the development of the annual department budget and work with staff leadership team to establish strategic planning initiatives and long-term projections
Work closely with board members, volunteers and the Executive Director to deploy annual plan activities
Network with the business and non-profit community to develop relationships on behalf of the organization and pursue financial and in-kind support.
Work with Executive Director and communication team to design collateral materials and campaign messaging for development activities.
Oversee the research of corporations, foundations and government agencies that provide resources to the arts.
Oversee the creation of grant proposals and ensure that deadlines are met.
Oversee the development of direct solicitation lists, call lists, etc. and ensure that every donation is acknowledged in writing in a timely manner.
Over-see quality of database(s), and analyze fundraising efforts.





Qualifications
Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree in related field and 3-5 years experience in development, sales or fundraising required.
Extensive knowledge of the arts and cultural activities desired, preferably in the greater Burlington area.
Experience working with donor database software required.
Ability to write clearly for various purposes, from thank you letters to grant proposals to formal gift acknowledgement.
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 professionally represent City Arts and the City of Burlington inside and outside of City Hall.
Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
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.




Other Information
Additional Information
The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status or genetic information. The City is also committed to providing proper access to services, facilities, and employment opportunities.

Organization Description
As a municipal department, BCA receives approximately 40% of its operating budget from the City of Burlington. The annual fundraising goal is approximately $850,000, received through individual members and donors, board donations ($80-90K) corporate sponsorship, grants, and fundraising events. The remainder of income is raised through fees for programs, services and sales of artwork and merchandise. Fundraising is buttressed by the BCA Foundation, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting BCA’s programs and the region’s cultural community through special projects. The BCA Foundation’s current focus is a $7m capital campaign to expand BCA Studios at 405 Pine Street into netzero-plus center for community building and learning, where innovative design will meld the creation of art with the creation of energy. With $1.9m raised to date, the campaign is expected to be completed by the end of 2022.



How to Apply
All applications and resumes must go through the City of Burlington portal, along with the complete job description and qualifications.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt/jobs/2663006/development-director-burlington-city-arts?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Last Day to Apply
Rolling

The Currier Museum of Art
Manager of Foundation and Grant Relations
(posted 02/13/2020)

Manchester, NH

Job Description
The Currier Museum of Art, an internationally-acclaimed art museum less than an hour from Boston, seeks a Manager of Foundation and Grant Relations to join the museum as a key member of the development team. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the successful candidate will have responsibility for comprehensive grant writing and developing and managing all institutional donor relationships with corporations, foundations and government agencies. Identifies, solicits and stewards corporate and foundation donors locally, regionally and nationally for the Currier Museum of Art. Assists the Director of Philanthropy in strategizing, planning and executing a comprehensive donor/prospect cultivation and stewardship program to fund the museum's exhibition, educational, public and targeted social and community programs to meet the museums fundraising goals.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree, with 3-5 years of successful experience in development/fundraising in a non-profit setting.
• Comprehensive grant writing, budgeting and prospect research experience (ideally with national funders).
• Prior involvement in marketing, corporate sponsorships, and corporate social responsibility.
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills; editing and proofreading skills necessary.
• Outgoing and enthusiastic, with the ability to develop effective working relationships with staff, trustees, volunteers, and donors.
• Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, positive attitude and a sense of humor, with a commitment to confidentiality and ethical behavior.
• Team orientation and ability to collaborate across departments.
• Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
• Highly energetic, goal-driven; flexible, with strong problem-solving skills.
• Superior organizational skills with a high attention to detail; proven ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines in a busy environment
• Experience working with volunteer leadership and committees.
• Proficiency with Advanced MS Office Suite and fundraising software, preferably Altru.


How to Apply
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org

Last Day to Apply
4/1/2020

Handel and Haydn Society
Major Gifts Coordinator
(posted 02/13/2020)

Boston, MA

Job Description
Job Summary/Purpose:
The Major Gifts Coordinator will play a key role in ensuring smooth implementation of major gifts program by providing direct support for the Major Gifts Team, including the Senior Philanthropy Officer, Major Gifts Officer, and Vice President of Development as they identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward 200-250 major gift prospects for the Handel and Haydn Society. The Coordinator will also provide major gifts-related support to the President/CEO and volunteer leadership. Every member of the Development staff plays a role in providing H+H's donors with the service and attention that ensures an exceptionally positive and fulfilling philanthropic experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Major Gifts:
• Coordinate portfolio system in Tessitura for overall tracking of major gift prospects assigned to Vice President of Development, Senior Philanthropy Officer, Major Gifts Officer, and President/CEO, including creating dashboards (ensuring consistency in data tracking across department), providing reports, and assisting with data entry as needed.
• Draft correspondence that conforms to the style and voice of the sender for use by the President/CEO and Major Gifts Team for a variety of purposes to include letters or emails acknowledging gifts and commitments, invitations, and high-level follow up from events.
• Conduct prospect research as directed, utilizing cultivation history in database and Wealth Engine resources, and assist Annual Giving team with all prospect and donor screening. Using research, prepare donor briefings for meetings and/or events as needed.
• Manage strategic donor stewardship communications, including project management for quarterly Major Donor Newsletter (Crescendo), regular endowed fund reports, annual stewardship reports, etc., as well as assisting in the design, publication, and production of major gifts materials.
• Interact with donors at the request of Major Gifts Team in response to inquiries, and serves as a point of contact for high level prospects not assigned to Major Gift officers.
• Provide support for volunteer fundraising group, Major Gifts Task Force, including coordinating meeting logistics, taking and distributing minutes, responding to volunteer requests, and other duties in coordination with the Major Gifts Officer.

Administrative:
• Support scheduling of donor meetings for Major Gifts Team as needed, coordinating with internal meeting schedules.
• Work with Development Coordinator to handle pledge tracking and personalize acknowledgement letters for major donors.
• Coordinate with Director of Annual Giving to personalize appeal mailings to major gifts prospects.
• Support and assist with special communications, including mailings, appeals, event invitations, and email correspondence with portfolio prospects.
• Assist with key internal meetings relating to major gifts including supporting scheduling, confirmation with all attendees, and preparing materials or taking notes as needed.
• Prepare materials, handouts, and packets for donor solicitation and stewardship meetings, and monitors supply of major gifts materials.
• Build strong relationships with other departments to proactively provide briefings for President/CEO as meetings with major gifts prospects are scheduled.
• Provide phone queue support, assisting with processing ticket orders by phone

Events:
• Coordinating with Development Operations Manager, help plan, prepare for, execute, and attend Major Gifts or Planned Giving-focused events, including donor-hosted events, relative to donor cultivation. Could include coordination of event planning meetings, tracking attendees, catering, restaurant reservations, and on-site support such as attendee check-ins, directions, and equipment set-up.
• Review potential list of attendees for events with Major Gifts Team to ensure strategic attendance.
• Support planning and execution of non-major gifts development events, providing on-site support for special events and front of house support for all subscription concerts.

Planned Giving:
• Provide administrative support for the 1815 Society planned giving program, including maintaining and updating donor lists, maintaining files, and other tasks as needed.
• Work closely with the Major Gifts Officer in their work surrounding estate and gift administration, including estate correspondence and preparing planned gift agreements.
• Coordinate planned giving appeals and stewardship mailings (including acknowledgements and event invitations), and respond to inquiries as directed by Major Gifts Officer.
• Provide support for volunteer fundraising group, Planned Giving Task Force, including coordinating meeting logistics, taking and distributing minutes, responding to volunteer requests, and other duties in coordination with the Major Gifts Officer.

Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications
Qualifications:
• Position requires a Bachelor’s degree and three to four years of directly related office experience, preferably in a development office with a major gifts program. However, H+H respects every individual’s unique journey through life and will welcome personal statements which can deepen our understanding of any candidate’s qualifying experiences. An equivalent combination of education and experience may satisfy these minimum qualifications. We appreciate all interest in this opportunity and look forward to responding to candidates whose experience most closely aligns with this position description.
• Familiarity with or experience in major gifts programs or capital campaigns preferred.
• Detail oriented with a proven track record of successful project management and the ability to work independently and efficiently in solving problems within a fast paced and deadline driven environment.
• Excellent people, organizational, verbal, writing, database, computer, and systems skills are necessary.
• Ability to exercise appropriate level of professionalism and discretion when dealing with information of a highly confidential nature
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) and Google business platform (Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets, etc.)
• Experience with Tessitura fundraising database or similar program is preferred
• Energy, willingness to take initiative, and enthusiasm for fundraising.
• Appreciation for and some familiarity with Baroque and Classical music and the performing arts.
• Position requires regular office hours (Mon-Fri, 9-5) as well as some evening and weekend meetings and events.
• Position will be expected to support front of house activities at all H+H subscription concerts.

Organization Description
Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society performs Baroque and Classical music with a freshness, a vitality, and a creativity that inspires all ages. H+H has been captivating audiences for 205 consecutive seasons (the most of any performing arts organization in the United States) speaking to its singular success at converting new audiences to this extraordinary music, generation after generation.

H+H performed the “Hallelujah” chorus from Handel’s Messiah in its first concert in 1815, gave the American premiere in 1818, and ever since has been both a musical and a civic leader in the Boston community. During the Civil War, H+H gave numerous concerts in support of the Union Army (H+H member Julia Ward Howe wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”) and on January 1, 1863, H+H performed at the Grand Jubilee Concert celebrating the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. Two years later, H+H performed at the memorial service for Abraham Lincoln.

Today, H+H’s Orchestra and Chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners annually with a nine-week subscription series at Symphony Hall and other leading venues. Through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, H+H supports seven youth choirs of singers in grades 2-12, and provides thousands of complimentary tickets to students and communities throughout Boston, ensuring the joy of music is accessible to all.

H+H’s numerous free community concerts include an annual commemoration of the original 1863 Emancipation Proclamation concert on December 31 of every year, in collaboration with the Museum of African American History.

The artistic director of the Handel and Haydn Society is Harry Christophers, who is also founding artistic director of The Sixteen in London. Under Christophers’s leadership, H+H has released 13 CDs on the Coro label and has toured nationally and internationally.

In all these ways, H+H fulfills its mission to inspire the intellect, touch the heart, elevate the soul, and connect all of us with our shared humanity through transformative experiences with Baroque and Classical music.

How to Apply
Submit an application online at https://handelandhaydn.applicantpro.com/jobs/1335859.html

Last Day to Apply
03/13/2020

Maine Justice Foundation
Executive Director
(posted 02/10/2020)

Hallowell, Maine

Job Description
The Maine Justice Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring access to civil justice for low-income and vulnerable Mainers by growing and sustaining resources for legal aid, pro bono services, and law-related education. The Executive Director is responsible for the Foundation’s fundraising; overall management including overseeing the Foundation’s staff, finances, operations, policies and programs; and implementation of decisions made by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is also responsible for fostering and maintaining effective relationships with external stakeholders, including legal aid providers, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, members of the Maine Bar, financial institutions that participate in Maine's Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) program, and the philanthropic community. Other responsibilities include:
•Overseeing Maine’s IOLTA program.
•Preparing and managing the annual Foundation budgets and facilitating the annual audit of the Foundation’s financial statements.
•Managing grant-making with resources from the Foundation’s endowments and other funds.
•Working closely with and providing staff assistance to the Board of Directors and working committees.
•Representing the Foundation in the media and professional venues.
•Assuring the preparation and submittal of all required reports and filings with the federal, state and local governments, including an annual report to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.


Qualifications
The minimum qualifications for this position include the following:
•Advanced degree or comparable work experience.
•Significant senior management experience in areas of responsibility and duties similar to those described above.
•Knowledge of legal aid, poverty, the legal community and philanthropy.
•Ability to travel.
•Exceptional written and oral communications skills, including use of technology.
•Demonstrated ability to work and partner with the leaders of other organizations.



Organization Description
The Foundation oversees the Campaign for Justice, the joint annual fundraising activity within the Maine Bar for the principal providers of legal services to indigent Mainers; manages and disburses IOLTA funds and other funds; and provides initial funding for initiatives such as the Volunteer Lawyers Project and the University of Maine School of Law’s Rural Law Fellowship. The Foundation also provides expert assistance to the Maine government and legislature on issues relating to access to justice.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume and three to five references to Joan Gilbert at info@justicemaine.org or by mail at 40 Water Street, Hallowell, ME 04347. For the full job description go to: www.justicemaine.org/



Last Day to Apply
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found.

Helen Day Art Center
Deputy Director
(posted 02/04/2020)

Stowe, VT

Job Description
Deputy Director
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
Full time, salaried



Description

The Deputy Director will assume a senior leadership role as we advance the growth of the organization. This position reports to the Executive Director (ED), and provides leadership and direction to the staff. The primary responsibility of the Deputy Director is to support the ED in fulfilling the strategic plan and mission of the organization, which may include:

Primary Responsibilities
Operations Management including Human Resources
Business development and partnership activities
Oversee/Promote program activities including outreach, volunteer coordination, partnership development, marketing, media relations, public relations, membership cultivation and renewals
Mentor, coach, and serve as visible, approachable sounding board/resource for the staff and interns
Plan for the Art Center’s fundraising efforts, including a strong annual campaign, capital and/or special campaigns, special events, and in time, endowment, grants, and planned giving
Identify best practices and improve internal systems with an eye toward future needs and budget realities
Represent the organization to the public, key stakeholders and business partners
Assist with the planning and execution of special events, including but not limited to the Annual Spring Gala, house parties, and campaign events that raise philanthropic support for the Art Center
Develop, coordinate, and maintain a successful and sustainable volunteer and internship program
Assist with Development work, such as to identify, cultivate, and steward major donors, and develop strategies to expand the current base of philanthropic revenue sources for the Art Center
Help grow fundraising programs and increase fundraising success
Work with Salesforce to track members and relationships for cultivation, development, and growth purposes
Willingness to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends as necessary









Qualifications
Requirements
Candidates should have at least 5 years of management experience, preferably including nonprofit experience. An undergraduate degree is required, and an advanced degree in the humanities, business, museum or non-profit management preferred.

Skills
Excellent communication skills with the ability to understand and translate information for all audiences
Outstanding strategic thinking skills and the ability to build support for the Art Center’s vision of the future
Outstanding interpersonal skills are essential
Experience with donor/constituent database management, preferably Salesforce
Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
Highly organized, efficient, neat, systematic, and thorough
Familiarity with standard relationship management and fundraising software
Fundraising experience, across corporate, individual, and foundation funders, preferred
Knowledge of contemporary art and experience with arts organizations, and/or museum, educational, or cultural settings.
Execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
Commitment to working with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
Operates with excellence in mind in all matters without ego interfering
Spark, imagination, creativity
Ability to remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations
Ability to balance productivity and process, independence and collaboration Commitment to an inclusive workplace



Other Information
Helen Day Art Center is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds to apply. HDAC staff members are selected on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Organization Description
About
Helen Day Art Center is seeking a full time, salaried Deputy Director. We are one of the region’s primary contemporary art exhibition and education resources, offering a range of dynamic programming that asserts the value of art and engages approximately 75,000 visitors, students, volunteers, creators, and patrons each year. We seek a proven leader who values innovation and passion for the organization to join our collaborative work environment. Salary package commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

To Apply:

Submit the following to jobs@helenday.com, with subject line “Deputy Director Application”:

Cover Letter
CV
3 References

Last Day to Apply
February 29, 2020

Upper Valley Haven
Development Database Manager
(posted 01/29/2020)

White River Junction, VT

Job Description
The candidate will be a motivated individual with a combination of the following:

• Broad working knowledge of the Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge systems, online alumni communities and volunteer management tools and/or significant experience with other comparable systems, complexity of data, functions and service for constituent data and relationships; • Experience in data administration, gift processing, fundraising reporting, data analysis, prospect management, and documentation; • Experience in daily detailed information regarding check, credit card and cash receipts, related solicitation and recognitions, and enter pledges and commitments into the Blackbaud Raisers’ Edge systems in a timely and highly accurate manner; • Work with finance staff routinely using reconciliation reports; • Manage and execute database processes related to income including thank you letters, pledge reminders and other tasks as requested; • Prepare donor mailing lists and segmented donor appeals using database; • Prepare board and donor reports that summarize historical and current financial and programmatic engagement with the organization; • Research, create and problem-solve ad-hoc data queries and exports as requested; • Use Excel to further refine, organize and summarize data including use of filtering, functions, and other analytic tools as needed; • Regularly run queries to identify and correct missing data, conflicting data entry errors, duplicate entries, and other quality control; • As needed support Haven events with other Development staff.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate should possess the following professional expertise and leadership competencies:

• Work proficiently in Raisers’ Edge donor database (3-5 years’ experience preferable) including data entry, retrievals, and reports. or other very similar donor databases; • Computer proficiency with various Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Office365); • Demonstrated ability to be accurate working with cash, checks, credit cards, and other financial transactions; • An eagle eye for detail, accuracy and confidentiality; • Good organizational skills and ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects; • Ability to interact with public in a courteous and professional manner; • Ability to handle a high volume of work and to adjust workload during peak periods; • Ability to be flexible and cooperative in a collaborative, fast paced, dynamic and sometimes stressful environment; • An Excel whiz; • Able to explain database “stuff” to non-techy people; • A practical problem solver; • A team player with a sense of humor; • Mission-driven; you are excited to be working for an exceptional organization that serves the most vulnerable members of the Upper Valley; • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population; • Serve as an active member of the development staff, open and eager to develop new fundraising strategies; • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent professional and work experience.

Other Information
BENEFITS
• New FT employees receive 32 days PTO each year, including seven holidays; • Major Medical, Dental, Vision with shared premiums by employer and employee, including coverage for spouses, domestic partners and dependents; • Group Life Insurance sponsored by employer

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to hr@uppervalleyhaven.org

Last Day to Apply
02/28/2020

University of New England
Major Gifts Officer
(posted 01/29/2020)

Portland, ME

Job Description
SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Major Gift Officer will manage portfolio of 150 identified major gift prospects and develop strategies for qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors using a moves management system to maintain an active and productive portfolio. Working closely with a variety of key University administrators, faculty, and staff, the MGO will be able to match donor interest with University initiative and priorities.


FUNCTION
• Actively manage a dynamic portfolio of 150 prospects by developing and implementing strategies to qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects and donors.
• Complete 150 substantial contacts annually that lead to solicitations of $25,000 or more
• Collaborate with the Director of Development to create philanthropic proposals that contain a variety of giving vehicles, including planned giving options, to facilitate support for UNE.
• Collaborate and coordinate stewardship initiatives with the Director of Donor and Alumni Relations.
• Document donor and prospect moves in Raiser’s Edge for monthly, quarterly, and annual evaluation.
• Build strong relationships with University administrators, faculty, and staff to develop effective solicitation proposals.
• Leverage University and Advancement events and activities to enhance prospect engagement and stewardship.
• Some night and weekend work, and local and national travel required.
• Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Direct supervision is received from the Director of Development


Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline and 3-5 years of relevant fund-raising experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
• Demonstrated success in major gift fundraising, portfolio management, and developing inclusive fundraising strategies.
• Demonstrates a high level of energy, initiative and creativity
• Experience with all aspects of individual fundraising, including annual and planned giving.
• Raiser’s Edge database experience desirable
• Ability to work effectively with and represent the university to a broad range of individuals and groups within and outside of the university, including strong general public relations, marketing and public speaking skills, as well as specialized donor solicitation skills.


How to Apply
Go to https://une.peopleadmin.com/postings/6766

Last Day to Apply
February 21, 2020

Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Executive Director
(posted 01/29/2020)

Burlington, VT

Job Description
THE OPPORTUNITY:
Vermont’s preeminent classical music organization, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra seeks a transformational leader who will build on its 85-year history of innovation, collaboration, and musical excellence as a signature cultural force for Vermont arts. The Executive Director will guide the VSO as a model 21st century orchestra, building on strong relationships with key stakeholders, a diverse list of venues, a talented and committed staff, an engaged Board of Directors, gifted musicians, and growing audiences.

The Executive Director will have the opportunity to select a successor to Jaime Laredo, the VSO’s internationally acclaimed Music Director, who will be stepping down after 20 years in the spring of 2021. Together, the VSO’s new Executive Director and Music Director will lead the organization successfully into the next era of its proud history.

THE ORGANIZATION:
Founded in 1939, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra is the country’s oldest state-assisted, statewide orchestra, performing over 40 concerts each year throughout Vermont. In addition to orchestral concerts, the Orchestra also performs highly innovative chamber and educational programs, including Jukebox and Taste Test, in smaller venues appealing to more diverse audiences. The orchestra takes pride in its deep connections to Vermont’s local communities, its vibrant rural traditions, and its multi-layered arts culture. The VSO enjoys close partnerships with other organizations throughout the State. The VSO’s strategic vision is outward-facing, looking to build continuously on these important relationships.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Executive Director’s specific responsibilities include:

- Visionary Leadership. Leading and articulating the VSO’s vision and strategic direction; inspiring support, clearly communicating, and maintaining positive momentum with Staff, Board, Orchestra, and VSO’s broad and diverse public constituencies to carry out organizational objectives.

- Development. Taking a leadership role in development efforts with specific responsibility for closing major gifts, working alongside the Director of Philanthropy. The successful candidate will be results-driven and have proven major gift success as well as experience in setting, measuring, and meeting or exceeding development program goals.


- Orchestra Relations & Artistic Vision. Working closely with the Music Director and Orchestra Committee to develop and implement the VSO’s artistic vision and goals; recognizing the organization’s unique partnership with its musicians; building trust and maintaining close working relationships with orchestra members and the Orchestra Committee; and leading the negotiation of the VSO’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the American Federation of Musicians.

- Educational Programs. Overseeing VSO’s statewide music education programs in public schools (a critical part of the VSO mission), including in-school small ensemble performances, early education series for pre-schools, subsidized student tickets, instrument instruction, and concert mentorship programs.

- Staff Management. Managing a highly-motivated staff; providing professional development opportunities; implementing and managing performance metrics and evaluations for department evaluation; establishing clear departmental goals, and conducting regular employee reviews.

- Board Relations. Facilitating Board management consistent with governance best practices; promoting proactive Board oversight and communication; contributing to the selection and recruitment of new Board members with diverse, high level skills; and working closely with the Board Chair to support the Board’s governance functions.

- Finance. Managing a $1.5 million annual budget and a $4.5 million endowment to assure sustainable and fiscally responsible practices for long-term financial stability; and working closely with the finance team to develop financial monitoring and budgeting tools to meet organizational needs, while promoting growth and innovation.

- Community Engagement. Serving as the primary public advocate and an energetic, outward-facing spokesperson and ambassador for VSO; constantly expanding and sustaining relationships with audience, media, collaborators, and the public at large.

REPORTING:
The Executive Director reports directly to the Board Chair and the VSO’s Board of Directors and is reviewed annually by the Board in accordance with VSO personnel policies. The Executive Director serves as the organization’s chief executive officer and is charged with managing all other VSO employees, including the Music Director.

Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS:
At a minimum, the Executive Director will have: a Bachelor’s degree; significant leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, preferably with an arts organization; demonstrated development experience, including success in closing major gifts; and a love of the arts, particularly orchestral music. However, the VSO respects every individual’s unique journey through life and will welcome personal statements which can deepen our understanding of any candidate’s qualifying experiences. An equivalent combination of education and
experience may satisfy these minimum qualifications. We appreciate all interest in this opportunity and look forward to responding to candidates whose experience most closely aligns with this position description.

Other Information
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, criminal conviction, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

How to Apply
APPLICATIONS:
Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to execsearch@vso.org. Candidate review begins immediately.

Last Day to Apply
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Burlington City Arts
Development Director
(posted 01/29/2020)

Burlington

Job Description
Burlington City Arts seeks an experienced development director who is passionate about fundraising for the arts. The ideal candidate will be a fast learner, have a track record of success in multiple fundraising categories, have experience managing staff to meet development goals, enjoy creating new community relationships, and be experienced using donor database systems. Knowledge and background in the arts is a plus and desire to build a healthy, vibrant community through the arts a must. The position offers excellent benefits and the opportunity to join a great team at an exciting time.

General Purpose
This position is responsible for designing and implementing the development plan, direct fundraising, development marketing, volunteer supervision and assistance in long range planning to support BCA's annual fundraising efforts. In addition, this position is responsible for managing and coordinating development activities and services provided by Burlington City Arts serving the greater Burlington cultural community.

Essential Job Functions
Develop and assess progress of the annual fundraising campaign and report recommendations to the Director and the Development Committee.
Strategize, implement and oversee annual development plan including major gift program, annual campaign, corporate solicitations, grant writing and special events.
Make recommendations regarding the development of the annual department budget and work with staff leadership team to establish strategic planning initiatives and long-term projections
Work closely with board members, volunteers and the Executive Director to deploy annual plan activities
Network with the business and non-profit community to develop relationships on behalf of the organization and pursue financial and in-kind support.
Work with Executive Director and communication team to design collateral materials and campaign messaging for development activities.
Oversee the research of corporations, foundations and government agencies that provide resources to the arts.
Oversee the creation of grant proposals and ensure that deadlines are met.
Oversee the development of direct solicitation lists, call lists, etc. and ensure that every donation is acknowledged in writing in a timely manner.
Over-see quality of database(s), and analyze fundraising efforts.




Qualifications

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree in related field and 3-5 years experience in development, sales or fundraising required.
Extensive knowledge of the arts and cultural activities desired, preferably in the greater Burlington area.
Experience working with donor database software required.
Ability to write clearly for various purposes, from thank you letters to grant proposals to formal gift acknowledgement.
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 professionally represent City Arts and the City of Burlington inside and outside of City Hall.
Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
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.


Additional Information
The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status or genetic information. The City is also committed to providing proper access to services, facilities, and employment opportunities.

Organization Description
Burlington City Arts (BCA) is a municipal department of the City of Burlington. Its programs offer a rich palette of cultural experiences for a broad audience in the heart of Vermont's largest city. Through a wide spectrum of accessible educational opportunities for all ages, thought-provoking exhibitions, and community-wide events, Burlington City Arts enriches the artistic life of our region and brings people together--to celebrate, reflect, and respond to the world. BCA fundraises for 60% of its operating budget thanks to a wide range of support mechanisms, including individual members and donors, corporate sponsorship, grants and fundraising events. Fundraising is buttressed by the BCA Foundation, an independent non-profit organization dedicated to supporting BCA and the regional cultural community. With an annual budget of $2.2 million and a staff of 20, BCA programs contemporary art exhibitions, festivals and events, and educational experiences for all ages, and a darkroom, clay and print studio at its locations at the BCA Center on Church Street and its new Pine Street Studios. BCA also manages manages arts programming in several community-based sites including at the UVM Medical Center and Head Start classrooms. Located on Lake Champlain and within minutes of several ski areas, Burlington, Vermont is consistently rated one of the top small cities in America for quality of life and the arts.

How to Apply
All applications and resumes must go through the City of Burlington portal, along with the complete job description and qualifications.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt/jobs/2663006/development-director-burlington-city-arts?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Last Day to Apply
Rolling

Riverbend Community Mental Health
Assistant Director of Philanthropy
(posted 01/21/2020)

278 Pleasant St. Concord NH 03301

Job Description
Assistant Director of Philanthropy
 
Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., one of the largest providers of community-based behavioral health services in New Hampshire, is seeking a full-time Assistant Director to join our talented multi-disciplinary team in our Community Affairs Department.
 
As the Assistant Director of Philanthropy, you will be responsible for the execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program which supports all programs and locations of Riverbend Community Mental Health.  This position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize as well as manage multiple projects at the same time. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Community Affairs.
 
Responsibilities
Determine annual giving goals and develop a comprehensive plan utilizing available resources within the Community Affairs department
Implement and oversee all aspects of solicitation within various market segments
Oversee donor database inclusive of data entry, gift processing, gift acknowledgements, reporting, and all additional aspects of Riverbend’s constituent relations software
Work closely with the Director of Community Affairs to develop and execute a communications strategy that supports annual giving and other fundraising activities
Assist in developing and implementing a moves management system and carry a portfolio of mid-level donors
Assist with special events, stewardship activities, and community education activities
Assist with grant writing
Actively engage with the Board of Directors Development Committee and the Stewardship & Cultivation work group

Qualifications
 
Requirements
Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years fundraising experience or associates degree with 5-7 years fundraising experience is required
CFRE eligibility preferred
Excellent skill and understanding constituent management software required
Ability to work independently and within a team environment
Valid driver’s license and personal vehicle or access to a reasonable alternative is required
Experience with digital media marketing and/or web content management is preferred
Strong technical skills are required
Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with attention to detail is required
 

How to Apply
Apply on our website: www.riverbendcmhc.org

Last Day to Apply
N/A

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
CEO
(posted 01/17/2020)

Booth Bay, Maine

Job Description
CEO
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay, ME
ABOUT COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS
In 1991, a small group of Mid-Coast Maine residents dreamed of building a world-class public garden on 128 acres on the rocky coast that would one day be both an economic engine and cultural anchor for the region. Using their own homes as collateral, these individuals had a steadfast commitment to the organization's vision and, along with hundreds of volunteers, established a foundation of insightful planning, helping to make Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens a jewel of rare quality among North American gardens. After 16 years of planning, the “People's Garden” opened to the public in summer 2007, inviting visitors of all ages and abilities to create and explore meaningful connections to plants and nature at their own pace.
Since then, the Gardens has become one of Maine's top attractions and one of the most distinguished botanical destinations in the country. Its exquisite gardens, dramatic and compelling natural landscape—including nearly a mile of tidal saltwater frontage—make it ever-changing, endlessly captivating and thoroughly unique. The Gardens presents limitless potential to inspire learning about natural history, habitats, botany, horticulture, and ecological connections.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is one of the largest public gardens in the country. Through gifts and strategic purchases, the Gardens now comprises 323 acres, featuring native plants of Maine and other plants suited to northern coastal conditions. The original facilities were built for an expected attendance of 40,000 annual visitors; remarkably, CMBG surpassed 40,000 visitors by its second year of operation. In 2018, attendance exceeded 227,000 guests from throughout the 50 US states and 63 foreign countries. Implementing the 2015-2035 Master Plan, CMBG opened an expanded visitor center and parking facilities in May, 2018. The organization's annual operating budget is $5M and the endowment is $4.4M. CMBG employs 52 full-time employees and 70 seasonal employees.
Open during the regular season from April 15 through October 31, CMBG also features Gardens Aglow, a holiday light show established in 2015. Aglow is open from mid-November until December 31. This event draws an increasing number of guests who consider it an annual tradition for families and friends across generations. Gardens Aglow attracts tourists as well as state residents, allowing CMBG to become a nearly year-round attraction. Please find additional information on the website for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
THE OPPORTUNITY
Our client is seeking a visionary and inspiring leader to partner with the Board and staff to shepherd the organization into its next stage of growth and development, raising CMBG's national profile; increasing the number of visitors; enhancing the visitor experience; and establishing a sustainable operating model for a 21st-century botanical garden. This individual should possess a passion for CMBG's mission to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education, and research and should possess the communication skills to articulate this passion.
MAIN FOCUS, PRIORITIES, AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
The President & CEO leads every aspect of the Gardens' operations. The Board of Directors is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the CEO's performance. Specifically, the next CEO will be responsible for the following:
Strategic Leadership and Organizational Strategy
• Implement the 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.
• Participate with the Board in an analysis of the 2015-2035 Master Plan to identify the Gardens' priorities and implement the Plan.
• Increase earned revenue from operations and membership by developing strategies that increase visitors in the spring, summer, and fall.
• Build and maintain an organizational culture of excellence through teamwork, individual accountability, trust and a shared commitment to achieving CMBG goals.
Development
• Complete the Capital Campaign, partnering with board members, staff, and the fundraising consultant.
• Broaden the donor base for the Annual Fund and Capital Campaign and include more foundation grants, corporate sponsorships, and a wider geographic reach.
• Build strong relationships with donors to secure lifelong connections and support for the Gardens.
External Relations
• Actively engage with and embrace the Boothbay Region as a resident and good neighbor.
• Ensure productive relationships with local, state, and national-level Maine elected officials and their staffs.
• Build personal relationships with key botanical garden leaders nationally as well as with key business, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders in Maine.
Finance and Administration
• Provide appropriate oversight for all aspects of CMBG's financial management including the yearly budget and timely filing of required financial reports to government agencies, philanthropic/donor foundations, and lenders.
• Ensure that CMBG has the forward-looking organizational structure, processes, skills, and compensation system necessary for continued growth and success.
• Develop and maintain performance management and succession planning systems including processes to foster accountability and organizational goals.
• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the Board of Directors.



Qualifications
CANDIDATE PROFILE
The ideal candidate should possess the following professional expertise and leadership competencies:
Experience/Educational/Professional Expertise
• At least ten years of relevant leadership experience. BA or BS degree required; advanced degree such as business management, horticulture, or nonprofit management preferred.
• Exceptional organizational and management skills. Experience leading and inspiring change in a diverse, mission-driven organization.
• A creative, strategic thinker who has successfully cultivated and led high-performing teams toward achieving ambitious goals.
• Demonstrated thought leadership in the botanical, non-profit or business world; an entrepreneurial mindset and savvy decision-maker.
Leadership Competencies
• Capacity to lead an aspirational capital campaign; prior experience as relationship builder with major donors and/or demonstrated success with a significant capital campaign desirable.
• Experience developing relationships and working with people of diverse values and perspectives.
• Proven track record leading and supporting staff in ways that respects and values their capabilities, builds mutual trust, and cultivates a culture of excellence.
• A strong track record of responsible financial stewardship and management, including budgeting and forecasting, investment management, reporting, and compliance.
• Proven capacity to develop systems of communication and decision-making that encourage participation and innovation.
• The ability to foster a culture of transparency, collaboration, self-reflection, and mutual accountability.
CONTACT
Katie Bouton, Naree Viner, and Stephen Milbauer of Koya Leadership Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here or email Stephen directly at smilbauer@koyapartners.com. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants.
ABOUT KOYA LEADERSHIP PARTNERS
Koya Leadership Partners is a retained executive search and human capital consulting firm that partners exclusively with mission-driven clients, institutions of higher education and social enterprises. We deliver measurable results, finding exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our clients and ensuring they have the strategies to support them. At Koya, we don't just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team, our clients, and the communities we serve. Koya is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to creating an environment and team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and experiences.
For more information about Koya Leadership Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.


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How to Apply
Apply Online at http://www.Click2Apply.net/gmgj3tdst3649fnk

Last Day to Apply
4/16/2020

MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center
Development Director
(posted 01/14/2020)

Keene, NH

Job Description
o Secure financial support through the cultivation of relationships with current and prospective funders, including individuals, foundations, and corporations
o Coordinate and manage annual mail campaigns
o Plan and coordinate fundraising events
o Coordinate production of public information such as the annual report, brochures, newsletters, website, and press releases
o Work with Development Committee, Board of Directors, key volunteers, and other staff as appropriate to plan and execute fundraising activities
o Grow and maintain community relationships
o Perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director


Qualifications
o Bachelor’s Degree required
o Minimum three to five years’ experience in development including special events, annual appeals, grant writing, and one-on-one solicitation.
o Familiarity with donor-tracking software
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Strong interpersonal, administration, and management skills
o Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines



Other Information
The MCVP Crisis and Prevention Center is a critical resource to survivors and victims of domestic and sexual violence in the Monadnock region. MCVP is held in high esteem by partners, community members, and donors alike, and has a strong, engaged Board of Directors that is committed to seeing it grow and amplify its impact.

MCVP has just completed a strategic plan that calls for increasing its annual fund from approximately $200,000 to $350,000 contributed annually in the next five years and seeks a Development Director to lead that effort.


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

How to Apply
Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to;
director@ MCVPrevention.org

Last Day to Apply
January 31, 2020

Jesup Memorial Library
Director of Development
(posted 01/09/2020)

Bar Harbor, Maine

Job Description
The Jesup Memorial Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic Director of Development to join our staff full-time.

The Director of Development (DoD) manages the day-to-day operations of the annual fund and capital campaign, working with the Library Director, staff and Board of Directors. The DoD will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficiency with computers and databases, strong attention to detail, and an eagerness to build strong relationships with the library’s supporters. The selected candidate will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors and prospects, working closely with the Advancement and Campaign Leadership Committees to meet the established goals. The DoD will work with and manage one part-time Development Assistant.

Reports to: Library Director
Classification: full-time; exempt

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Donor Relations
• Manage a portfolio of major donors and prospects
• Prepare briefing documents and research to support donor cultivation and solicitation meetings
• In concert with counsel, staff, and volunteer leadership, coordinate donor meetings
• In concert with counsel, staff, and volunteer leadership, coordinate donor cultivation and recognition events.
• Develop stewardship plans for all major donors to ensure ongoing engagement

Capital Campaign
• Work with members of the Board of Directors and Campaign Leadership Committee to execute individual donor cultivation assignments
• Draft proposals and correspondence (on behalf of staff or Campaign Leadership Committee members) to potential donors, and proposals as needed
• Plan events, communications and other engagements for the Capital Campaign

General Development Operations
• Attend staff and Board of Directors meetings as needed
• Prepare a written Development Plan, updating on a quarterly basis, for all aspects of the development program
• Assist Library Director in researching and writing grant proposals
• Assist Library Director in preparing and submitting reports as required by granting foundations and institutions
• Manage Development Assistant in tracking donations, pledges, payments and acknowledgements, and provide regular financial progress reports to Library Director, Campaign Leadership Committee and Board
• Support the solicitation of major gifts with staff leadership and Campaign Leadership Committee
• Research current and prospective campaign donors, including foundation research
• Using similar skills, work with the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors to plan and execute the annual fund goals of the library


Qualifications
We do not have an education requirement. Applicants with experience in development, marketing, sales, and/or communication are encouraged to apply. Experience working with and motivating teams of volunteers is desired.

Other Information
The Jesup is one of Bar Harbor’s most cherished community institutions, and is a vibrant center for educational exchange, creative community collaboration, and knowledge-sharing. The library is known for its excellent programs, boasting a busy calendar of events in addition to providing books, media, periodicals, and information. The Jesup also holds a collection of important historical documents relating to MDI’s history. We are “Bar Harbor’s Living Room” year-round, and in summer welcome patrons and supporters from around the world. In early 2020, the Jesup will launch Phase Three of its Jesup 2020 capital campaign, which will involve extensive public and individual engagement in support of its expansion project.

We have just completed Phase 2 of a four-phase capital campaign and the Director of Development will be working with board members, volunteers, staff, and experienced campaign counsel to raise funds for the expanding library as well as growing its $175,000 annual fund. This full-time position will be rewarding for the professional who finds satisfaction in tackling challenges with a diverse, committed and capable team, enjoys meeting people, and sharing an exciting vision for the future. Our small development office provides opportunities for creative outreach, energetic communications, and building lasting relationships.

Organization Description
Please see our website to learn about the Jesup: https://jesuplibrary.org/

How to Apply
To apply, please submit via email a cover letter, a current resume, and contact information for three references (two work and one personal preferred.) Tell us why your perspective and skills make you a good choice for our team. If you wish to attach samples of any of your work please feel free to include those as well. Send these to Ruth A. Eveland, Library Director: reveland@jesuplibrary.org. If you have questions please direct them to the same email. We are looking to hire someone to start in March if possible. We will consider applications as they are submitted and hire as soon as we find the right candidate.

Last Day to Apply
open until filled

The University of Vermont Medical Center
Prospect Management and Research Strategist
(posted 01/09/2020)

Burlington, Vermont

Job Description
University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont’s academic medical center and founding member of the University of Vermont Health Network, seeks a Prospect Management and Research Strategist.

Position Summary:
The Prospect Management and Research Strategist is responsible for the implementation of prospect management and research strategies to support the fundraising success of the UVM Health Network affiliate organizations: Central Vermont Medical Center, UVM Home Health and Hospice, Porter Medical Center, Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, Elizabethtown Community Hospital, Alice Hyde Community Hospital.
This position works in close collaboration with the Network Director of Philanthropy and Population Health, development officers from the affiliate organizations, and the Prospect Management & Research Supervisor to identify and develop new and existing prospects, shape solicitation strategies, and implement effective prospect management systems.
The Prospect Management and Research Strategist is a key contributor to the implementation and evolution of a grateful patient program across the Health Network and is responsible for ensuring effective data analysis, reporting, confidentiality, and integrity. This requires close collaboration with the Supervisor of Development Operations, the UVM Health Network IT Staff and other relevant departments and outside vendors.



To apply, please use our online application system: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Health-Careers/JobPostings/JobDetailsViewWD.aspx?qid=R0019994&Title=Prospect%20Management%20and%20Research%20Strategist&utm_source=Association%20of%20Fundraising%20Professionals%20-%20NNE%20Chapter&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=Administrative%20-%20Prospect%20Management%20and%20Research%20Strategist


We offer a comprehensive benefits package. We proudly offer a non-smoking work environment. The UVM Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protective veteran status.


Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors’ Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience in non-profit prospect research.

Experience:
Minimum of three to five experience in prospect research and database management, preferably in a not-for-profit environment.
Demonstrated experience in leading research and development planning and execution.
Knowledgeable in supporting and interpreting research to advance the Development Department strategies.
Effective and efficient project management skills gained through experience in project/process management projects and /or initiatives.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality and work with donor databases and files. Requires experience with word processing, spreadsheets, database systems and general office equipment. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills and be able to work effectively with others. The Researcher position conducts and documents research regarding corporations, foundations, businesses, and individuals for identification and cultivation of donors; and is responsible for related file and database systems.

How to Apply
https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Health-Careers/JobPostings/JobDetailsViewWD.aspx?qid=R0019994&Title=Prospect%20Management%20and%20Research%20Strategist&utm_source=Association%20of%20Fundraising%20Professionals%20-%20NNE%20Chapter&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=Administrative%20-%20Prospect%20Management%20and%20Research%20Strategist

Last Day to Apply
February 29, 2020

The University of Vermont Medical Center
Senior Planned Giving Officer
(posted 01/09/2020)

Burlington, Vermont

Job Description
University of Vermont Medical Center, Vermont’s academic medical center and founding member of the University of Vermont Health Network, seeks a Senior Planned Giving Officer.

Position Summary:
The Senior Planned Giving Officer is responsible for the promotion, cultivation, solicitation, and securing of various deferred life income gifts, such as annuities, remainder unitrusts, and lead trusts as well as bequests and other estate gifts in support of the UVMHN under the supervision of the Network Director of Philanthropy and Population Health. The position works closely as a strategic partner to all frontline fundraisers located at all of the UVMHN affiliate hospitals and organizations. The Senior Planned Giving Officer also maintains their own portfolio of up to 50 major prospects and donors with planned gift-capacity in the six-and seven figure range.
The Senior Planned Giving Officer further ensures that the Planned Giving Program serves as an informational, advisory, and support source for all frontline major gift fundraisers in the UVMHN. This person will provide periodic planned giving training and education sessions for development staff, various volunteer boards, clinical and administrative leadership and Development staff, and other prospect/donor groups across the UVMHN. This position will be a point of contact and liaison to our planned giving vendors and may liaison with the UVMHN’s finance department and any external companies involved with the management of planned giving assets.
This position will also be responsible for the growth of the program through developing and implementing marketing / stewardship strategies for Planned Giving across the University of Vermont Health Network’s affiliate members in partnership with the University of Vermont Health Network’s communications and community engagement team. This position will have periodic interaction and collaboration with the University of Vermont Foundation’s Planned Giving team.
A Planned Giving fundraising goal, created in partnership with the Network Director of Philanthropy and Population Health, will be established for each affiliate and the responsibility of the Sr. Planned Giving Officer to meet utilizing both personal solicitations and in supporting affiliate solicitations.
Travel within the region (Vermont/Northern New York) is a major component of this position.


To apply, please use our online application system: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Health-Careers/JobPostings/JobDetailsViewWD.aspx?qid=R0019993&Title=Senior%20Planned%20Giving%20Officer&utm_source=Association%20of%20Fundraising%20Professionals%20-%20NNE&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=Administrative%20-%20Senior%20Planned%20Giving%20Officer



Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors’ Degree required and an advanced degree preferred. Specific licensure or certification in fundraising or planned giving industry helpful.

Experience:
• Minimum six years professional development experience preferred
• A demonstrated track record of accomplishment in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing major gifts at the five-,six- and seven-figure levels, and providing stewardship to leadership donors.
• Background and high level proficiency and experience in Planned Giving: knowledge of estate planning, including wills, trusts and estate and gift tax laws. The position requires experience using planned giving or fundraising software.
• Knowledge of the legal recordkeeping requirements for fundraising and documenting donations.
• The ability to work independently, set and meet or exceed fundraising goals, develop communication and marketing content and manage program budget Ability to be efficiently self supporting with basic office technology. Knowledge of database systems and desktop publishing software including PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word, and Raiser’s Edge, PGCalc or other fundraising database systems
• Ability to initiate and build long-term relationships with prospective individual donor partners.
• Developing marketing plans and materials for Planned Giving programs. Ability to cohesively work with other professionals in various departments (e.g. communications and engagement, leadership of affiliates, clinical and administrative staff
• This position requires an extensive travel component and the candidate must have a valid driver’s license.

How to Apply
https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/Pages/Health-Careers/JobPostings/JobDetailsViewWD.aspx?qid=R0019993&Title=Senior%20Planned%20Giving%20Officer&utm_source=Association%20of%20Fundraising%20Professionals%20-%20NNE&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=Administrative%20-%20Senior%20Planned%20Giving%20Officer

Last Day to Apply
February 29, 2020

Mill City Grows
Director of Development
(posted 01/09/2020)

Lowell, MA

Job Description
Director of Development
Full time with benefits

The Position: Director of Development

The Director of Development is a key member of the Mill City Grows leadership team and will work collaboratively with the Executive Director and the Director of Programs. The Director of Development will supervise the full-time Development Associate, the part-time Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, and a grant writing consultant, and will be responsible for setting and implementing a sustainable development strategy. The Director of Development will work with leadership staff and the Board of Directors to build the culture of philanthropy at Mill City Grows.


Qualifications
Candidates must be passionate about food justice work! Our ideal candidate is a creative and goal-oriented team member, who is able to communicate complex ideas to diverse groups, and bring people together for a common cause. The Director of Development will help to create a vibrant team culture both inside our office and in the community. Candidates must have the ability to not only see obstacles, but craft feasible solutions to meet goals; demonstrate a commitment to cultivating community and promoting equity and inclusion; care about and support their fellow team members; possess an interest in and commitment to sustainability; have a love of learning, and a desire to grow professionally and personally; and have the desire and ability to go above and beyond to get the job done.

Director of Development Responsibilities
1. Develop and execute Mill City Grows annual fundraising plan with the Executive Director and Board Fundraising Committee.
2. Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations via proposals, letters, face-to-face asks, etc.
3. Manage the implementation of the donor database and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.
4. Work with Marketing and Publicity Coordinator to create and implement annual communications strategy.
5. Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with Mill City Grows donors, board members and potential supporters.
6. Create and execute a strategy for a sustained base of annual individual donors.
7. Oversee fundraising and sponsorship program for Mill City Grows special events, including but not limited to Farm to Cocktail in June, and the Harvest Festival in September.
8. Work closely with an Event Planner and Volunteer Host Committee to plan and execute annual fundraising events including a formal ticketed and a free community event.
9. Oversee and contribute to the development and tracking of proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising, with close collaboration with Executive Director.

Additional skills:
● Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
● Microsoft Office; Google Suite; Dropbox.
● Salesforce.com experience preferred but not necessary.
● 3-5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising.
● Experience in budget creation and tracking.


Other Information
Mill City Grows offers a strengths-based collaborative staff team, flexible work environment, with parking and accessible office location in Lowell. This position will require flexibility to work evenings and weekends for special events, volunteer days, and to provide program support outside of normal business hours. Salary range is $65,000-70,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits include: subsidized health, dental, & vision insurance; short-term disability insurance; 11 paid holidays; vacation, sick, & personal time; and fresh veggies!

Mill City Grows is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for this position.

Organization Description
The Organization: Mill City Grows

Since 2011 Mill City Grows has been on a mission to build a food justice movement in the city of Lowell, Massachusetts. Lowell is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse communities in the Commonwealth. In fact, 69 languages are spoken in Lowell Public Schools. Lowell residents also struggle disproportionately with poverty and chronic health issues. 20% of Lowell residents live at or below the poverty line, and 1 in 10 residents are affected by diabetes.

Since 2011, Mill City Grows has been working to increase access to locally grown food for all Lowell residents through urban food production and food education. In 2018, 26,000 pounds of produce was grown in MCG’s three urban farms, more than 400 Lowell residents worked in MCG’s community gardens, and more than 2,700 students received garden-based learning in 13 Lowell Public Schools from MCG farmers. Mill City Grows also brought fresh produce to Lowell residents via our Mobile Market, where over 60% of customers use SNAP, WIC or Senior Coupons to purchase fresh, locally grown foods.

In 2020, Mill City Grows will be growing even more thanks to our newly acquired headquarters in the Wannalancit Mills. This new space, affectionately named ROOT, which stands for Raising Organic Opportunities Together, has the potential to accelerate the Mill City Grows mission to build a food justice movement in Lowell. ROOT will be the year-round hub of Mill City Grows operations and will give Mill City Grows many more opportunities to host farm to table dinners, cooking classes, and educational events.

How to Apply
To Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and 1-2 development/communications focused writing samples (PDFs please) with the subject line “Director of Development” to hr@millcitygrows.org
Please have 3 references upon request.
Mill City Grows is an Equal Opportunity Employer. http://www.millcitygrows.org

Last Day to Apply
February 16, 2020