Job Postings

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

Ellsworth, Maine

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

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. Valid driver's license

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


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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
8/31/19

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

Putney, Vermont

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Falmouth, Maine

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

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

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

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

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

Organization Description
The University of Maine Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates with its own elected Board of Directors, subject to the ultimate control of the membership. Established in 1934, the Foundation exists to encourage gifts and bequests to promote academic achievement, foster research and elevate intellectual pursuits at the University of Maine in Orono and other charitable organizations.

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

Email Address: umfoundationhr@maine.edu

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

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

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

Barre, Vermont

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
July 26, 2019

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

Hamilton, New York

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

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

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

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


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

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

Last Day to Apply
10/8/2019

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

04614

Job Description
The GSA Fund Director

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

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



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


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

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

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



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


Last Day to Apply
8/2/19

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

Manchester Center, VT

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

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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
7/31/19

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

Lebanon, NH

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

Careers.Dartmouth-Hitchcock.org

For more information, please contact:

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

Last Day to Apply
October 1st, 2019

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

Montpelier, VT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Learn more at communityengagementlab.org


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


Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

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

Durham, NH

Job Description
SML DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Location: UNH, Durham, NH

Department: UNH Marine Sciences and Ocean Engineering [UZMS00]

Posting Number/Job Order #: PS1298FY19

Summary of Position:

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

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

Duties / Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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

Qualifications
Additional Job Information:

Acceptable minimum level of education:

Bachelor's

Acceptable minimum years of experience: 5-7 years

Other minimum qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

1. Public education program management.

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

Other Information
Salary Information:

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

Percent Time Information (FTE): 1.0

Grade: 22

Posting Date: 06/06/2019

Open Until Filled: Yes

Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?: No

Interested Internal Candidates Exist?: No

Job Category: Salaried Staff (Exempt)

Appointment Type: Grant Funded

DOT Safety Information: None applicable


Organization Description
Institution Information:

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



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

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

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Last Day to Apply
Open Until Filled

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

Waterbury, VT or Norwich, VT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled.

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

Waterbury, VT or Norwich, VT

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled.

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

Bath, ME

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

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

General Functions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Call 207-386-5926

Last Day to Apply
7/13/19

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

Nashua, New Hampshire

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



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

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

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

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

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

Qualifications


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


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

Last Day to Apply
8/1/2019

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

Portland, Maine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


Last Day to Apply
September 1, 2019

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

Bath, Maine

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

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


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


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


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

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

Henniker, NH

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

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

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

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


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



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

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


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


Last Day to Apply
07/05/2019

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

Lewiston, Maine

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

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

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

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

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


How to Apply

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


Last Day to Apply
Sunday, June 23, 2019

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

Laconia, NH

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
6/15/19

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

Yarmouth, ME

Job Description
Director of Development
Maine Preservation
Job Description:

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


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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
6/15/19

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

Remote

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

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

Description:

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

Development Responsibilities:

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

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

Develop a solicitation plan

Conduct prospect research

Support the Chill’s donor cultivation efforts using DonorSearch

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

Support Chill’s overall strategy development process

Travel when necessary for meetings with donors and sponsors

Create and implement moves management plans

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

Other duties as assigned

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

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

Excellent writing, project management, and communication skills required

Knowledge of professional fundraising standards and practices

Strong organizational skills and the ability to work under strict deadlines

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

Thoughtful team player with capacity to be resourceful and flexible

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

Experience working remotely and independently is strongly desired

How to Apply
https://www.chill.org/careers

Last Day to Apply
6/31/19

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

Sanbornton, NH

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

FLSA: Full-time, Exempt

Reports to: Head of School

Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
August 1, 2019

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

Burlington, Vermont

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

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


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

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

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

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt/jobs/2389885/capital-campaign-manager

Last Day to Apply
rolling deadline

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

South Royalton, VT

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

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


How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume at https://vermontlaw.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=108095

Last Day to Apply
5/31/19

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

Concord, New Hampshire

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


Qualifications
Qualifications and Skills Required:

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

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







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

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



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

How to Apply
Letters of interest and resumes should be sent to Maria Stewart at: mstewart@forestsociety.org

Last Day to Apply
July 24, 2019

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

Castleton, VT

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

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

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

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

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

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled