Job Postings

Maine Family Planning
Vice President of Development
(posted 11/13/2018)

Augusta, Maine

Job Description
The Vice President of Development is responsible for building a broad public program to make the case for Maine Family Planning (MFP) that leads to financial support of MFP’s mission.
This is a full-time position located in our Augusta location. The VP of Development reports directly to the CEO/President.


Qualifications
• Work requires communications, writing, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor’s degree program. Advanced degree emphasizing social science and research preferred.

• Work requires abilities generally acquired through seven years of experience. Development and capital campaign experience required.

• Experience working with volunteer boards, major donors, community-based agencies, foundations and committees.

• Experience managing and directing a multi-year capital campaign.

• Demonstrated experience developing internal and external communications for a wide range of audiences.

• Ability to organize resources, administer a budget, excellent written communication and public speaking skills. Ability to be goal-oriented is necessary.

• Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, and cooperatively with all departments.

• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing, research, and planning skills.

• Demonstrated computer skills working in databases and word processors.

• Demonstrated experience in writing and assembling grant proposals and reports for both private and government funders.

• Demonstrated experience in grants management.


Other Information
Benefits for this position include: health, dental, vision. life and short/long term disability insurance, 403(b) retirement, vacation, sick and holiday pay.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to aboynton@mainefamilyplanning.org.

Maine Family Planning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Last Day to Apply
December 7, 2018

University of New England
Reunion Gift Officer
(posted 11/13/2018)

Portland, ME

Job Description
Summary
The Reunion Giving Officer works to develop and implement individual class Reunion fundraising campaigns for the alumni of UNE, St. Francis College and Westbrook College including developing dollar and participation goals, creating solicitation strategies and timelines, and recruiting, training and supporting alumni volunteer committees. The Reunion Gift Officer will collaborate with major gift officers and the planned giving officer as needed as well as with the Assistant Director of Alumni Advancement to develop Reunion programming.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop, implement, and manage Reunion fundraising campaigns for milestone Reunion classes of UNE, St. Francis and Westbrook College alumni.
• Recruit, train, manage, motivate and support alumni volunteer committees through meetings, phone calls and emails.
• Collaborate with Major Gifts and Planned Giving officers as Reunion leadership and planned giving prospects develop.
• Coordinate Reunion programming activities with Associate Director of Alumni Advancement.
• Develop solicitation and communication materials in collaboration with the Communications manager.
• Participate in planning, analyzing data and measuring results
• Prepare statistical reports of results as needed
• Some evenings and weekend work, as well as some daytime and overnight travel.

Supervision Exercised:
Functional supervision of volunteers when necessary

Supervision Received:
From the Director of Annual Giving




Qualifications
Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required with a proven track record of three years in development or a related field. Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and the ability to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle, program and volunteer management, and fundraising experience in a higher education environment is preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will also have the following skills:

• Ability to research, analyze, and synthesize data to create a strategic action plan
• Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills, listening skills and judgment to build rapport with alumni as well as UNE administration, faculty, and staff.
• Experience recruiting, managing, training and motivating volunteers and volunteer committees.
• Must be an energetic self-starter and strategic thinker; display initiative and imagination for innovation; well organized and an effective manager of time
• Ability to articulate the case for support of the University’s vision, mission, and goals with sufficient effectiveness to increase participation and
• Must be able to work independently and as part of a team within a complex organization to accomplish ambitious goals and established benchmarks;
• Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, and database management.

How to Apply
Please follow this link to submit an application - https://une.peopleadmin.com/postings/5206

Last Day to Apply
December 5, 2018

Kelly Brush Foundation
Development Director
(posted 11/13/2018)

Burlington, VT

Job Description
The Opportunity

The Kelly Brush Foundation is a nationally successful and fast-growing non-profit creating active lifestyles for people with spinal cord injuries. Our primary sources of funding are events around the country, including the marque Kelly Brush Ride in Vermont. The Kelly Brush Foundation is seeking a team member to take charge of our development operations, diversify and grow our development strategy, maximize our national network of supporters, and contribute to a fun, dynamic office culture.

Position Summary

The Development Director is responsible for leading and executing the fundraising operations of the Kelly Brush Foundation. The Development Director will manage event and fundraising committees in multiple cities, grow meaningful relationships with existing supporters, and cultivate new relationships with sponsors and donors. The Development Director will work within a collaborative work environment but provide leadership in all current and future fundraising.

Key Characteristics

The successful candidate for this Development Director position will be a strategic, collaborative, and mission-driven professional with a strong record of success in fundraising. S/he will possess superior communication and organizational skills and work in an exciting, team-oriented environment. The Development Director must be ready to roll up his/her sleeves and work with some of the best philanthropic communities around the country to maximize the Kelly Brush Foundation’s impact.

Responsibilities:
• Create and drive the development strategy
• Identify new fundraising opportunities and set development priorities in line with development strategy
• Research, cultivate, and develop giving plans for existing and new donors
• Communicate with event host committees and other fundraising partners
• Lead fundraising strategy for events together with events team members
• Work with marketing team members to develop fundraising collateral and communications
• Develop and execute fundraising campaigns, including annual appeal and other giving campaigns

Qualifications
Requirements:
• Commitment to the mission of the Kelly Brush Foundation
• At least 3 years of non-profit development leadership experience
• Proven success in sponsorship solicitation and securing major gifts
• Superior writing skills, from formal grant proposals to thoughtful thank you letters
• Experience in—and passion for—event planning and management
• Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office


Other Information
This position includes some national travel as well as evening and weekend events.


How to Apply
Please send CV and cover letter to Zeke Davisson, Executive Director: zeke@kellybrushfoundation.org.

Last Day to Apply
Until filled

Exeter Health Resources
Advancement Officer
(posted 11/13/2018)

Exeter NH

Job Description
Assist the Director of Advancement in the overall strategy and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan serving the three affiliates of Exeter Health Resources.

Responsibilities:

1. Manage and facilitate fundraising and stewardship events in support of Exeter Health Resources.

2. As a front line fundraiser build, develop and manage both internal and external stakeholder relationships resulting in the financial support of EHR.

3. Strengthen and further develop a network of Advancement volunteers for Exeter Health Resources. Coordinate and delegate volunteer tasks as it pertains to the Advancement Office needs.

4. Work with vendor partners and corporate foundations and/or colleagues in leveraging opportunities and identifying targeted businesses and grant making organizations to solicit on behalf of EHR.

5. Research, identify, cultivate and solicit new donor prospects for annual, capital and planned giving campaigns guided by a moves management model.

6. Collaborate with community relations and marketing to design and create solicitation and promotional materials, event flyers and other collateral for fundraising initiatives.

7. Collaborate with advancement operations team to ensure donor database and gift processing meets standards of best practice.

8. Represent Exeter Health Resources Advancement Office with professional development groups and colleagues.





Qualifications
Requirements:

3 to 5 years of directly related experience
Bachelor's Degree in any related field; master's degree preferred
Raisers Edge a plus



Other Information
Outstanding Benefits Package offered
E/O/E

Organization Description
Exeter Health Resources is comprised of three affiliates – Exeter Hospital, Core Physicians, and Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice. Together, our mission is to improve the health of the community. We have been serving the local community since our start as a cottage hospital in 1896. Today, we provide innovative, comprehensive services to patients throughout the greater Seacoast NH area.

How to Apply
Visit our website to apply online

Exeter Hospital.com

Last Day to Apply
N/A

New Hampton School
Campaign Manager
(posted 11/13/2018)

New Hampton, NH

Job Description
The Campaign Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination and management of the New Hampton School Bicentennial Capital Campaign. The Campaign Manager helps set strategy as well as executes all aspects of a multi-faceted, multi-year, multi-phased campaign. The role entails working collaboratively with members of the Board of Trustees, Head of School, Director of Advancement and Advancement staff, Campaign volunteers in various campaign committees, senior administrative staff as well as fundraising counsel

Qualifications
Associate's or bachelor's degree required
A minimum of five years' experience in major gifts and/or capital campaigns.
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a proven record of creating and fostering lasting relationships between donors and an institution.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to exercise discretion and judgement; maintain confidentiality in all matters
Ability to set a course for action, prioritize work, solve complex and delicate problems and organize information in a concise and effective manner.
Excellence in Customer Service to include 24-hour turnaround on return phone calls and a positive, assisting attitude at all meetings and public venues and reflected in phone manner
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Raiser's Edge database experience preferred.


Other Information
Collaborate with the Head of School, Director of Advancement, Campaign Counsel, and volunteer campaign leadership to continue to create and implement a strategic direction for the campaign.
Manage the Campaign through its various stages - quiet, major gift and public phase.
Build cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors at all levels and organize the pipeline of individual campaign prospects.
Prioritize donors, conduct research, and draft communications, proposals, donor profiles and briefing memos for prospective campaign donors.
Manage portfolio of campaign prospects and traveling when appropriate to cultivate further connection to the school.
Support Campaign volunteer committees; assist in volunteer recruitment, help set strategy, run and conduct follow-up for group meetings and train volunteers for solicitations.
Develop appropriate donor acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship platforms and ensure proper execution.
Assist in strategizing and implementing campaign cultivation and recognition events, in conjunction with the School Events Manager.
Provide necessary campaign updates and numerical analysis to volunteer and school leadership and continue to build a suite of relevant campaign reports, as necessary. Prepare and deliver
Campaign updates at Board of Trustee meetings.

In conjunction with the Director of Marketing and Communications, create campaign related materials (brochures, external communications, update case statement as needed, etc.).
Work with Director of Advancement to manage and report on the Campaign budget.
Maintain a comprehensive campaign timetable.
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement.


Organization Description
New Hampton School Core Values:
Respect - for self, others and New Hampton School by:
Working to our potential and making sound, healthy decisions
Empathizing with others - exercising kindness and compassion and celebrating differences as strengths
Caring for our campus home and stewarding the school's legacy
Responsibility - to evolve, make positive decisions, and contribute by:
Growing every day and taking full advantage of the many resources afforded by NHS
Practicing honesty and integrity in all matters - always thinking before acting
Contributing to all areas of school life - academics, athletics, residential, advisor group - in order to foster a strong campus community and positively impact the world beyond our campus boundaries


How to Apply
Please visit
www.newhampton.org/careers
forward resume and credentials to
New Hampton School
Human Resource Manager
wcantwell@newhampton.org

Last Day to Apply
12/15/2018

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Executive Associate, Vice President of Development and Philanthropy Services
(posted 11/01/2018)

Concord, NH

Job Description
Provides executive level administrative support to the Vice President of Development and Philanthropy Services; responsible for administrative support to the Philanthropy team, including assistance with portfolio management, regional advisory board support and coordination of assigned events.

Qualifications
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

• Understanding of Philanthropy processes
• Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and judgment
• Strong relationship and customer service skills, both internally and externally
• Ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced environment
• Effective written and verbal communication skills, including formal presentation preparation
• Ability to organize multiple tasks/projects, as well as prioritize tasks within projects
• Attention to detail and ability to work under deadline pressure
• Ability to be self-directed, as well as work in teams
• Initiative, independent judgment, resourcefulness, and flexibility
• Belief in the mission and purpose of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Essential Qualifications:

• A combination of education and experience equal to the needs of the role
• Strong computer and technical skills and ability to learn new technologies quickly; including MS Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and routine database activity; experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred but not required
• Ability to work with standard office equipment and other technology
• Valid driver’s license


Other Information
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

• Develop and manage the Vice President of Development and Philanthropy Services’ overall schedule, including internal meetings, in-state and out-of-state travel, and meetings with professional advisors, donors, prospects and opinion leaders, or other events
• Arrange and/or prepare for meetings, presentations and events; ensure prompt follow-up actions as needed; attend certain meetings and events with the Vice President of Development and Philanthropy Services.
• Prepare and maintain briefing materials for the Vice President of Development and Philanthropy Services’ daily schedule, including items such as background information, logistics, directions and remarks. Organize and manage electronic and hard copies of documents, publications and other materials for efficient use by the Vice President of Development and Philanthropy Services.
• Provide administrative support to the Vice President of Development and Philanthropy Services, including management of expense reports, credit card statements, mail, correspondence lists, Outlook contacts, filing and recordkeeping and other items or special projects as requested.
• Add and maintain records in Raisers Edge for donors, prospects, professional advisors and events
• Provide department staff with transactional fund information (such as balances, grantmaking and gift history, and purpose language) for donor stewardship
• Provide administrative support for the work of the Senior Philanthropy Advisors and other Department staff as assigned.
• Develop and provide regular portfolio reports to support the work of the Senior Philanthropy Advisors and other Department staff
• Assist in the planning, organizing and oversight of regional advisory board meetings and regional donor/prospect events, and maintain regional advisory board records.
• Provide general administrative support including preparing materials; filing; creating Word/Excel or PowerPoint documents or presentations; taking notes or minutes; and arranging travel and lodging for Department staff
• Provide back-up support to Philanthropy Operations Manager and other Philanthropy support staff
• Assists department staff with equipment issues (computers, printers, copiers, telephone)
• Performs other duties as assigned


Organization Description
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is a community foundation that allows local donors to take an organized approach to giving, and to better understand the needs in their region. Of the more than 700 community foundations nationwide, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is among the oldest and largest.

The Foundation seeks to strengthen communities and inspire greater giving by:

•Investing charitable assets for today and tomorrow
•Connecting donors with effective organizations, ideas, and students
•Leading and collaborating on important public issues


How to Apply
The Foundation offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume by email to resume@nhcf.org. Please reference ‘Exec. Associate, VP of Dev. & Phil. Svcs – (your name)’ in the subject line. A full job description may be found at www.nhcf.org.

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation welcomes diversity and does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of factors such as race, color, sex, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, and veteran.


Last Day to Apply
N/A

A Wish Come True
Executive Director
(posted 11/01/2018)

Warwick, RI

Job Description
The Executive Director oversees the day to day operations, fundraising initiatives, communications, public relations, wish granting, budget, and the interactions with the Board of Directors.

Relationship with Board of Directors:

• Report to the President of the Board of Directors
• Assist Board members with developing policies and procedures
• Develop the annual budget in conjunction with the Finance Committee
• Attend Board meetings


Financial and organizational management:

• Manage the staff and oversee day-to-day administrative functions
• Prepare and distribute organizational reporting to internal/external stakeholders.
• Ensure expenses adhere to the budget
• Oversee all fundraising and wish granting activities
• Other responsibilities as needed to maintain the legal, fiscal, and organizational health of AWCT


Fundraising and Public Relations:

• Establish, cultivate, and maintain corporate and individual donor and volunteer relationships
• Represent AWCT at public events and fundraisers
• Serve as a spokesperson to promote the mission and vision of AWCT

Qualifications
• History of fundraising successes
• History of success at developing a network of volunteers
• Experience with creating and managing a budget and producing monthly financials
• Track record of effectively leading and managing staff
• Similar nonprofit experience
• Undergraduate degree
• Passion, integrity, and a mission-driven mindset
• Strong computer and analytical skills
• Strong written and verbal communications skills


How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to davidb@awishcometrue.org

Last Day to Apply
November 15, 2018

The LifeFlight Foundation
Special Events Coordinator
(posted 10/18/2018)

Camden, Maine

Job Description
Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator Position Opportunity

Established in 2003, The LifeFlight Foundation, located in Camden Maine is a small, independent, non-charity with a large statewide mission to assure the availability of a state-of-the-art critical care medical transport system for all of Maine with a special emphasis on increasing access to specialist and tertiary care for rural communities.

The Special Events Coordinator works with a small, collaborative, high-performance development team and is responsible for planning, promoting, implementing and evaluating events designed to produce a strong return on investment in support of the Foundation goals.

The Special Events Coordinator is the primary lead for both community-driven and LifeFlight-hosted events throughout the state designed to increase awareness, raise funds, develop positive relationships with diverse volunteers and deepen support for the mission including leadership in managing multiple annual events including direct event development, including contracts, budgets, logistics and recruiting participants and volunteers as necessary depending on the event.

For more information and a complete job description please contact:
Renee Johnson
rljohnson@lifeflightmaine.org
207 230 7092
or access our online career center at: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/58381/Special%20Events%20Coordinator

EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABLED

Qualifications
Educational / Licensing Requirements:

High School Diploma / GED

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in the communications, non-profit management, or other related field.

Maine driver's license with clean driving record

Organization Description
At Northern Light Health, we’re building a better approach to healthcare because we believe people deserve access to care that works for them. As an integrated health delivery system serving Maine, we’re raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Our more than 12,000 team members—in our hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, long-term and home healthcare, and ground and air medical transport and emergency care—are committed to making healthcare work for you: our patients, communities, and employees. To learn more about Northern Light Health and our locations across Maine, visit www.northernlighthealth.org.

How to Apply
For more information and a complete job description please contact:
Renee Johnson
rljohnson@lifeflightmaine.org
207 230 7092
or access our online career center at: https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/58381/Special%20Events%20Coordinator


Last Day to Apply
November 9, 2018

The LifeFlight Foundation
Director of Development
(posted 10/18/2018)

Camden, Maine

Job Description
Development Leadership Opportunity

Established in 2003, The LifeFlight Foundation, located in Camden Maine is seeking a new Director of Development. The Foundation is a small, independent, charity with a large statewide mission to assure the availability of a state-of-the-art critical care medical transport system for all of Maine with a special emphasis on increasing access to specialist and tertiary care for rural communities.

The Director of Development is responsible for providing leadership and direction to the development program encompassing annual giving, capital campaigns, major gifts, endowment, planned giving and special events attracting statewide (and beyond) support from a constituency of individual donors, corporations and businesses, charitable foundations, community and civic groups and hospitals.

The Director is responsible for creating a positive environment for philanthropy both internally and externally; leading and working cooperatively and effectively with a small, high-performance team in planning, budgeting, organizing, and managing a comprehensive fundraising program.

As the leader of the development program, the Director focuses the majority of his/her time identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts. Working with the Board and staff, the Director needs to constantly improve the Foundation’s presence by building personal and institutional relationships with major gifts prospects and advancing LifeFlight’s profile within the community. Strong interpersonal skills, flexibility, strategic thinking and the ability to lead an effective team and work within a fast-paced, high-demand environment are essential attributes of the position.

For more information and a complete job description please contact:
Renee Johnson
rljohnson@lifeflightmaine.org
207 230 7092
or access our online career center at:
https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/58379/Director%20of%20Development


Qualifications
Educational / Licensing Requirements:

· High School Diploma / GED

· Bachelor's Degree with Master's preferred in the finance, business, communications, non-profit management, or other related field.

· Maine driver's license with clean driving record

Organization Description
At Northern Light Health, we’re building a better approach to healthcare because we believe people deserve access to care that works for them. As an integrated health delivery system serving Maine, we’re raising the bar with no-nonsense solutions that are leading the way to a healthier future for our state. Our more than 12,000 team members—in our hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, long-term and home healthcare, and ground and air medical transport and emergency care—are committed to making healthcare work for you: our patients, communities, and employees. To learn more about Northern Light Health and our locations across Maine, visit www.northernlighthealth.org.

How to Apply
For more information and a complete job description please contact:
Renee Johnson
rljohnson@lifeflightmaine.org
207 230 7092
or access our online career center at:
https://northernlighthealth.org/Careers/Position/58379/Director%20of%20Development


Last Day to Apply
November 9, 2018

The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children
Grant Writer
(posted 10/17/2018)

Burlington, Vermont

Job Description
Role of the Development Officer

The Permanent Fund (PF) seeks an experienced fundraising professional with a minimum five years of experience in nonprofit development and direct donor relations to join its growing and dynamic development team. Working closely with the Chief Development Officer and Development Services Assistant, the Development Officer will work to expand philanthropic support for the PF’s mission to achieve affordable access to high-quality child care for Vermonters by 2025. This individual’s primary role will be to effectively steward and grow the PF’s pool of mid-tier Vermont donors through strategic relationship management, solicitation, events and other cultivation methods.

This position will report to the Chief Development Officer as part of the Development Department.

Responsibilities

The position responsibilities include:

• Research, qualify and cultivate new major gift donor prospects in Vermont with target metrics developed in conjunction with the Chief Development Officer.
• Develop annual donor stewardship and cultivation plan and associated calendar.
• Plan and execute a slate of donor and prospect cultivation events throughout Vermont with the goal of increasing giving from existing supporters and enlisting new donors.
• Serve as a compelling and articulate spokesperson for the PF in both individual face-to-face meetings and in front of groups at events.
• Maintain complete and accurate constituent (donor) records in the PF’s CRM system and effectively use data and the system to maximize fundraising results.
• Support CEO and CDO in their stewardship and cultivation of major donors.
• Work collaboratively with PF program and communications staff to best support donor stewardship, solicitations and events.
• Other duties as needed to assist the Development Department in reaching its annual fundraising goals, under the direction of the Chief Development Officer.


Qualifications
Qualifications

A well-qualified candidate will possess the following:

• Interest in and passion for the mission of PF.
• Minimum five years’ experience in nonprofit development and direct donors relations, ideally managing a portfolio of donors.
• Demonstrated ability to establish, develop and maintain meaningful and authentic relationships with donor prospects, donors, board members and other constituents.
• Demonstrated success in the solicitation of annual and major gifts.
• Experience planning and managing donor cultivation events in a fundraising environment.
• Outstanding public speaking skills and experience developing and making presentations to individuals and groups.
• Excellent research skills and knowledge of online research tools.
• Outstanding writing skills including excellent command of English grammar and spelling.
• Highly self-motivated, metrics driven and goal oriented.
• Experience working in a team environment and ability to work independently.
• Ability to listen well, communicate and relate to others personally and professionally.
• Sensitivity to handling financial and confidential information on behalf of donors.
• Proficient in basic computer skills; MS Office (Outlook, Excel and mail merge functions).
• Interest and ability to work across diverse cultures and constituencies and participate actively in the organization’s diversity, equity and cultural competency efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and manage work with shifting priorities and tight deadlines.


Other Information
Location: This full-time position requires desk work within a collaborative, open-office environment at the PF headquarters in Burlington, Vermont. Regular attendance at the office is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions. Office hours are 9 AM–5 PM, Monday through Friday, with occasional event support on evenings and weekends.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits that include paid family leave and contribution to child care costs.

Desired start date: no later than mid-January 2019.

The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, age, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, place of birth, citizenship, military or veteran status, HIV status, genetic information, disability or any other legally protected status as defined and require by state and federal laws.


Organization Description
About the Permanent Fund

The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025.

To accomplish this goal, the Permanent Fund combines child care quality improvement and capacity building with public awareness of, and political will-building for, affordable access to high-quality child care. We nurture partnerships and support community-informed collaborations. We believe philanthropy can catalyze a movement and leverage public investment to address this large-scale social challenge, and we have effectively employed these strategies at the local level community-by-community to achieve statewide results. Our vision is that Vermont is the best place to be a child, to raise a family, to make a living and to build community, because Vermont invests in its kids.

Our culture is dynamic, fast-paced and driven by these core values:

• Commitment to Children: We believe that investing in the wellbeing of children birth to five is a catalyst for positive social change.
• Inclusion: We are building an organization, movement and system that promote equity and diversity.
• Collaboration: We support each other and our partners to realize shared success.
• Agility: We adapt readily to our environment to ensure we're in the best position to achieve our goals.
• Strategy: We take a focused, coordinated, data-driven approach to achieving our goals.
• Transparency: We are intentional about sharing clear and timely information about our work, priorities, mission and values.


How to Apply
To confidentially discuss this position, please contact:
Scott McArdle
Gade McArdle Philanthropy Advisors
scott@gademcardle.com

To apply:
Please email a cover letter and résumé to helen@permanentfund.org with Development Officer in the subject line.

Last Day to Apply
Position open until filled.

The Permanent Fund for Vermont's Children
Development Officer
(posted 10/17/2018)

Burlington, Vermont

Job Description
Role of the Development Officer

The Permanent Fund (PF) seeks an experienced fundraising professional with a minimum five years of experience in nonprofit development and direct donor relations to join its growing and dynamic development team. Working closely with the Chief Development Officer and Development Services Assistant, the Development Officer will work to expand philanthropic support for the PF’s mission to achieve affordable access to high-quality child care for Vermonters by 2025. This individual’s primary role will be to effectively steward and grow the PF’s pool of mid-tier Vermont donors through strategic relationship management, solicitation, events and other cultivation methods.

This position will report to the Chief Development Officer as part of the Development Department.


Qualifications
A well-qualified candidate will possess the following:

• Interest in and passion for the mission of PF.
• Minimum five years’ experience in nonprofit development and direct donors relations, ideally managing a portfolio of donors.
• Demonstrated ability to establish, develop and maintain meaningful and authentic relationships with donor prospects, donors, board members and other constituents.
• Demonstrated success in the solicitation of annual and major gifts.
• Experience planning and managing donor cultivation events in a fundraising environment.
• Outstanding public speaking skills and experience developing and making presentations to individuals and groups.
• Excellent research skills and knowledge of online research tools.
• Outstanding writing skills including excellent command of English grammar and spelling.
• Highly self-motivated, metrics driven and goal oriented.
• Experience working in a team environment and ability to work independently.
• Ability to listen well, communicate and relate to others personally and professionally.
• Sensitivity to handling financial and confidential information on behalf of donors.
• Proficient in basic computer skills; MS Office (Outlook, Excel and mail merge functions).
• Interest and ability to work across diverse cultures and constituencies and participate actively in the organization’s diversity, equity and cultural competency efforts.
• Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and manage work with shifting priorities and tight deadlines.

Other Information
The position responsibilities include:
• Research, qualify and cultivate new major gift donor prospects in Vermont with target metrics developed in conjunction with the Chief Development Officer.
• Develop annual donor stewardship and cultivation plan and associated calendar.
• Plan and execute a slate of donor and prospect cultivation events throughout Vermont with the goal of increasing giving from existing supporters and enlisting new donors.
• Serve as a compelling and articulate spokesperson for the PF in both individual face-to-face meetings and in front of groups at events.
• Maintain complete and accurate constituent (donor) records in the PF’s CRM system and effectively use data and the system to maximize fundraising results.
• Support CEO and CDO in their stewardship and cultivation of major donors.
• Work collaboratively with PF program and communications staff to best support donor stewardship, solicitations and events.
• Other duties as needed to assist the Development Department in reaching its annual fundraising goals, under the direction of the Chief Development Officer.

Location: This full-time position requires desk work within a collaborative, open-office environment at the PF headquarters in Burlington, Vermont. Regular attendance at the office is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions. Office hours are 9 AM–5 PM, Monday through Friday, with occasional event support on evenings and weekends.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits that include paid family leave and contribution to child care costs.

Desired start date: no later than mid-January 2019.

Organization Description
The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure affordable access to high-quality child care for all Vermont families by 2025.

To accomplish this goal, the Permanent Fund combines child care quality improvement and capacity building with public awareness of, and political will-building for, affordable access to high-quality child care. We nurture partnerships and support community-informed collaborations. We believe philanthropy can catalyze a movement and leverage public investment to address this large-scale social challenge, and we have effectively employed these strategies at the local level community-by-community to achieve statewide results. Our vision is that Vermont is the best place to be a child, to raise a family, to make a living and to build community, because Vermont invests in its kids.

Our culture is dynamic, fast-paced and driven by these core values:

• Commitment to Children: We believe that investing in the wellbeing of children birth to five is a catalyst for positive social change.
• Inclusion: We are building an organization, movement and system that promote equity and diversity.
• Collaboration: We support each other and our partners to realize shared success.
• Agility: We adapt readily to our environment to ensure we're in the best position to achieve our goals.
• Strategy: We take a focused, coordinated, data-driven approach to achieving our goals.
• Transparency: We are intentional about sharing clear and timely information about our work, priorities, mission and values.


How to Apply
To confidentially discuss this position, please contact:
Scott McArdle
Gade McArdle Philanthropy Advisors
scott@gademcardle.com

To apply:
Please email a cover letter and résumé to helen@permanentfund.org with Development Officer in the subject line.

Last Day to Apply
Open until filled.

HAVEN
Development Director
(posted 10/11/2018)

Portsmouth, NH

Job Description
Located at Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth, NH, HAVEN is the largest domestic and sexual violence prevention and support agency in NH.
The mission of HAVEN is to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence and to empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives.
With an annual budget of approximately 1.5 million dollars, HAVEN is seeking a full-time Development Director to provide leadership and strategy in all aspects of fundraising in order to increase revenue to sustain and expand on programs and services.
As a senior member of the team, the Development Director will provide leadership and strategy in all aspects of fundraising including campaigns, events, communications, prospect research and donor stewardship.
The Director will work closely with the Executive Director, a dedicated and passionate staff, a dynamic Board of Directors and Development Committee as well as a large volunteer group to promote the organization’s mission and values to grow the base of donor support.
Detailed job description at www.havennh.org


Qualifications
• Minimum three to five years of development experience with two years in progressive leadership positions.
• Strong motivational, organizational and presentation skills, and a passion for the mission of HAVEN.
• Demonstrated track record of successful, personal solicitations, including major gifts.
• Strong personal/professional network in the Greater Seacoast area.
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Be culturally sensitive.
• Strong research, marketing, planning, and organizational skills.
• Broad experience in donor relations and management.
• Computer literate, proficient with Little Green Light or equivalent donor software and Microsoft Office suite.


Organization Description
HAVEN, formerly known as A Safe Place and SASS officially merged in July of 2015 becoming the largest violence prevention and support services agency in NH. For 40 years, HAVEN has been dedicated to addressing public health through violence prevention and improving the well-being of children and families. Our mission is to prevent sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking and to support and empower women, men, youth and families to heal from abuse and rebuild their lives. Through a 24-hour client service support program and a Safe Kids Strong Teens K-12 Prevention education program, this organization provides services to individuals and families throughout Rockingham and Strafford Counties.




How to Apply
Please send letter of interest and resume via e-mail with Development Director in the subject line to Kathy Beebe, Executive Director at kbeebe@havennh.org

Last Day to Apply
October 25, 2018

Greater Portland Landmarks
Director of Development
(posted 10/10/2018)

Portland, Maine

Job Description
Position Description: Greater Portland Landmarks seeks a creative, optimistic, and outgoing team player, with excellent interpersonal skills, to develop, and implement fundraising strategies that will maximize revenues, visibility, and ongoing support. This is an opportunity for someone who enjoys all aspects of development work, will represent the organization well and wants to help preserve the authentic character of the greater Portland area.

The Director of Development works closely and collaboratively with the Executive Director, the Landmarks Board and staff to design, implement and successfully execute comprehensive fundraising efforts to achieve the goals and objectives set forth in Landmarks’ strategic plan. Fundraising responsibilities will include execution of a comprehensive fundraising program to include major gifts cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, membership cultivation and management, annual appeal solicitations, grant writing, and planned giving. Activities will expand the base of individual donors, build and strengthen relationships with major donors and funding sources, provide stewardship of donors and prospects, obtain grants to meet organizational goals, and plan special events that foster close relationships with members, supporters, and constituents.

Job Duties:

• Prepare and execute annual work plans for all aspects of fundraising and donor cultivation, including the annual strategic development plan. Develop a schedule of actions and benchmarks to measure progress toward annual fundraising goals.

• Staff the development committee and provide training and support to trustees and volunteers as needed to implement development plans.

• Create and implement individual and business membership development plans. Develop membership recruitment strategies that attract new members -- especially under-represented member prospects, such as new Portland residents -- and lapsed members, and plan member events to support increased membership activity and other membership cultivation goals. Manage membership renewals and acknowledgements and provide regular reports summarizing membership cultivation results.

• Organize and manage the appeals for unrestricted and designated gifts to Landmarks. Develop solicitation plans and timelines, draft solicitation and acknowledgement letters and materials, and provide regular reports summarizing Appeal results and revenue forecasts.

• Create and implement a strategy for major donor cultivation and stewardship, build committed annual supporters at the John Calvin Stevens Society level ($1,000) or above by identifying prospects to cultivate, and creating JCS Society events and other activities that support cultivation goals. Identify key prospects and new supporters, continue and strengthen donor relationships. Identify donor interests and motivations and plan strategic giving opportunities that match donor interests with organizational priorities. Solicit and close selected gifts individually or as part of a team.

• As part of a team, work with the Executive Director and Board leadership to plan and implement capital fundraising projects. Participate in creating and implementing strategies for donor cultivation and stewardship that retain previous campaign donors and identify key prospects and new supporters. Assist in identifying donor interests and motivations to match giving opportunities; plan and implement cultivation and donor recognition events.

• Pursue institutional giving opportunities through foundations, government agencies, and corporations. Develop, update, and implement the annual grants solicitation plan, identify and research likely grant prospects, work with staff to identify programmatic funding needs and potential funders, build relationships with foundation board members and program officers. Write grant proposals to meet funder requirements.

• Plan, implement, and secure sponsorships for special events and programs, including the Historic House Gala and House Tour, and other special events and activities. Work collaboratively with staff, the Board, and volunteer committees.

• Coordinate closely with other staff to maximize effectiveness of external communications to cross-promote activities, build affiliations, and broaden Landmarks’ base of constituents. Work with staff and the marketing committee to develop and implement marketing plans for programs and events.

• In close partnership with Board leaders, support and manage Board giving initiatives and activities.

• Promote planned giving to Landmarks through wills, bequests and other charitable giving methods. Develop a special giving society to recognize donors who make bequests or estate plans that include Landmarks as a beneficiary.

• Contribute input to the strategic direction of the organization to ensure organizational health and integration of development priorities with strategic plans.

• Attend Board, committee, and task force meetings as assigned.


Qualifications
Qualifications:
• College degree and at least 5 years of proven success in Development: membership cultivation, annual appeal solicitation, and cultivation, stewardship, and retention of major donors;
• Proven track record and ability to plan strategically and raise funds to meet development goals;
• Excellent human relation skills and collaborative approach; Experience working with volunteers;
• Demonstrated entrepreneurial, creative and opportunistic skills in approaching fundraising, marketing, and membership development;
• Excellent organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines and work successfully with multiple competing priorities;
• Event planning experience;
• Strong proficiency with computer software: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Abila Fundraising 50, or similar development database. Familiarity with Social Media (Facebook and Constant Contact);
• Superior writing skills and success in obtaining grant awards;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Passionate about the mission of Greater Portland Landmarks and being part of a team working toward the collective success of Landmarks in serving the community;
• Experience with capital campaigns or fundraising for capital projects preferred;
• Truly enjoys raising money and promoting the organization.


Organization Description
Founded in 1964, Greater Portland Landmarks' mission is to preserve and revitalize greater Portland's remarkable legacy of historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes and parks.

How to Apply
To apply send cover letter, resume, and three references to Hilary Bassett, Executive Director, at hbassett@portlandlandmarks.org with Director of Development in the subject line.

Dartmouth College
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
(posted 10/05/2018)

Hanover, New Hampshire

Job Description
Position Purpose:
To support and coordinate Advancement activities in the Thayer School Annual Fund, including direct marketing coordination, analysis and reporting, annual fund stewardship, reporting, data management, volunteer management and general support to the Director. To promote efficient administrative business processes through independent analysis and design, and facilitate the effective use of administrative information systems.


Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Skills & Knowledge
• Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Analytical skills.
• In-depth knowledge of office procedures.
• Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team approach.
• Highly proficient with computer applications.
• Strong attention to detail and deadlines.
• Use of good judgment in dealing with the public and confidential information.
• Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community

Experience
• Three years of office experience in Advancement or a related-field with a high degree of autonomy.
• Experience with professional marketing, persuasive writing, and/or annual giving fundraising experience.
• Database experience with a preference for Advance, FileMaker, or similar systems.
• Experience in developing or re-engineering work processes.

Education
• Bachelor's Degree in a related field or the equivalent

For additional information and to apply, please visit https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/47731

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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How to Apply
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/23vbdchmskfb49gd

Last Day to Apply
01/03/2019

Middlebury College
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
(posted 10/03/2018)

Middlebury, VT

Job Description
Assistant Director of Annual Giving

Middlebury College

Join a dynamic and hardworking team of professionals at a world class institution! Middlebury College seeks an Assistant Director of Annual Giving to grow the base of alumni support for the College. This position will oversee fundraising for a specific cohort of alumni classes as well as cultivate and solicit Middlebury constituents for leadership-level Annual Fund gifts. The Assistant Director of Annual Giving will travel regularly, conducting face-to-face donor and volunteer visits as well as strategic phone and email cultivation/solicitation.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of experience in development or a related field, knowledge of computer systems, and excellent writing and public speaking skills. Bachelor's degree required.

Other Information
EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks

How to Apply
To view the full job description and apply online, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/1305922

Last Day to Apply
Open Until Filled

The Currier Museum of Art
Manager of Institutional Giving
(posted 10/03/2018)

Manchester, NH

Job Description
The Currier Museum of Art, an internationally-acclaimed art museum less than an hour from Boston, seeks a Manager of Institutional Giving to join the museum as a key member of the development team. Reporting to the Director of Development & Communication, the successful candidate will have primarily responsibility for developing and managing institutional donor relationships with corporations, foundations and government agencies. The Manager of Institutional Giving will identify, solicit and steward corporate and foundation donors locally, regionally and nationally to fund the museum’s exhibition, educational, public and targeted community programs.



Qualifications
Qualifications:

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


How to Apply
Please send letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to resumes@currier.org. Submissions will not be considered without all of the above.

No phone calls please!

Last Day to Apply
12/31/2018

Maine Seacoast Mission
Director of Development
(posted 09/25/2018)

Bar Harbor, ME

Job Description
The Maine Seacoast Mission has stayed a trusted friend along the Maine coast for more than 100 years. "We have always been committed to our work for the long haul, and island and coastal residents know they can rely on us. While our presence is steady, we are responsive to the needs of individuals and communities, and our programs adapt to meet changing conditions. We are deeply attentive to those we serve and are guided by their input and participation. We believe in the capacity of individuals and communities to determine their own futures.

The Maine Seacoast Mission was founded by two Congregational ministers, but receiving the Mission’s services has never been dependent on someone’s beliefs or church membership. We honor a spiritual center that values wholeness and respect of persons and communities, and we do our work with a shared passion based on our various personal and religious beliefs."

We are seeking a Director of Development to lead and manage all functions of the Maine Seacoast Mission that relate to resource development, including marketing and communications.

The development director is a key member of the senior management team and reports to the president. The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to meet the criteria of the job description below, as well as the demonstrated leadership skills to successfully and sustainably support these rural Maine communities.   

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Set fundraising priorities, in concert with the president and development committee leadership

Develop and monitor fundraising strategies, annual plans of work and budgets

Oversee marketing and public relations plan, including print communications such as the Bulletin and program-specific material, website, social media, media relations, external events and appearances Identify, cultivate, and steward key donor relationships

Work to  increase unrestricted gifts  Manage and execute the Annual Fund program including all mediums, from direct mail to social media to fundraising events such as the Sunbeam Award Gala and EdGE Tennis Tournament Works to increase unrestricted gifts and identify major gift fundraisers.  

Provide progress and summary reports, e.g. board reports Seek counsel from development committee members, who support and guide development efforts Lead and supervise development staff and contractors

Develop relationships with foundations, corporate and governmental funds, procuring foundation and government grants that support operations and special projects As future plans and resources allow, build out deeper plans to secure planned gifts and bequests   





Qualifications
CORE COMPENTENCIES:  

Demonstrated organizational management skills, including: financial management, budget preparation and oversight, staff oversight and supervision.

Ability to think strategically and to effectively implement strategic goals and objectives Nonprofit fundraising experience including: demonstrated ability to interact positively with a sophisticated donor base.

Understanding of Rural Maine culture   

QUALIFICATIONS:

Advanced degree  5+ years successful development / philanthropy experience leading fundraising efforts in an organization (preferably non-profit with a similar mission)

Experience and success in securing financial and other assets for a nonprofit organization, including annual and major fundraising

Poise and comfort with social exchanges, both one-on-one and in groups

Ability to write well Understands research and its relation to plans and outcomes

Knowledge of methods to track, analyze and report data Tech savvy

Knowledge about data management, especially development software, e.g., Abila Fundraising 50

Strong interpersonal skills, including valuing working as teams

Enthusiasm for the mission of the Maine Seacoast Mission.

JOB SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS:

In- and out-of-state travel

Asset development is often deadline driven, which sometimes requires flexibility schedules and longer work days. 

In addition, the position includes attending external events related to the position that are often ‘after hours’, either the Mission’s own or those of others that would benefit the Mission.  

Other Information
COMPENSATION:

Compensation will be determined by a number of factors including demonstrated fundraising  experience, industry experience, internal equity and skills brought to the job.  


How to Apply
Interested applicants please submit your resume to Pro Search, Inc. for consideration:

Andrea Gleason
Recruiting Consultant, Recruiting Services
Pro Search, Inc.
www.psicareers.com
agleason@psicareers.com  

We regret that due to high volume we are only able to correspond with candidates whose qualifications most closely match the position requirements. Applicant not meeting our specifications will be considered for future opportunities.    

Last Day to Apply
December 24

Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
Director of Development
(posted 09/25/2018)

South Hero, VT

Job Description
Purpose of Job:
• Develop, promote, and manage sound fundraising practices and plans that ensure appropriate funding to sustain day-to-day operations and future capital campaigns

Essential Job Functions:
• Prepare, organize, direct, and coordinate grant research, writing, and reporting
• Develop and implement an annual development plan to meet the financial needs of the organization, with appropriate goals and performance metrics for all areas of the organization.
• Responsible for identifying, cultivating soliciting, and stewarding donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations.
• Identify potential contributors through examination of past records, individual, and corporate contacts, and knowledge of community
• Plan and coordinate appeals for restricted and unrestricted funds, capital campaign, and planned gifts
• Manage donor base
• Organize campaigns to reach potential contributors through various digital channels
• Train, supervise, and evaluate development staff to ensure successful productivity and achievement of established goals and objectives
• Plan and coordinate internal special events
• Oversee and coordinate external special events
• Serve as liaison to Board of Directors; Prepares monthly reports
• Design and write content for the Annual “Friends of TKT” newsletter and content for the annual yearbook
• Serve as the staff liaison for the Fundraising Committee

Work Schedule:
• Ability to work week nights and weekends required

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to perform all required job tasks in a climate controlled office and outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions


Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree required
• Excellent communication skills-both written and spoken
• Organization and attention to detail is mandatory
• Experience supervising and leading a team
• Proficiency in donor base management systems
• Ability to treat people of all abilities with respect and integrity
• Experience in fundraising, development, and marketing
• CFRE certified preferred


Organization Description
Camp Ta-Kum-Ta provides challenging, extraordinary experiences in a safe and loving environment for children who have or have had cancer and their families. Camp exists for Vermont and Northern New York children (including other out-of-state children who are treated in Vermont), at no cost to their families.

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter by October 12th to hattie@takumta.org

Last Day to Apply
October 12, 2018

Bates College
Gift Planning Administrator
(posted 09/25/2018)

Lewiston, ME

Job Description
About
Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.
Since its founding by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Bates was the first co-educational college in New England, and some of its earliest students were former slaves. The college continues to live that promise of inclusiveness.
Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.
The college is proud of it deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

The Position

Reporting to the Associate VP for College Advancement, the Gift Planning Administrator will act as the primary coordinator in estate administration (which brings in 70% of the annual revenue of Gift Planning). Additionally acts in the administration and legal compliance of the college’s gift planning program with 200 life income gift participants and $30 million of assets under management. Serves as initial client-facing receiver for all gift planning inquiries and notifications. Obtains and reviews estate documents to determine the College’s interest; reviews estate accountings, proactively monitors estate administration to ensure it is proceeding in a timely manner; performs data entry, data analysis, and preparation of reports as needed by the Associate VP for College Advancement. Coordinates with donors to ensure their testamentary gifts support the college’s mission and that the college will be able to accept the gift at the time it is realized. Provides timely and professional responses to inquiries and requests from donors and family members, as well as all financial advisors, executors, attorneys, and bank trust officers; assist with gift processing and bequest settlement. Serves as initial contact for all gift planning inquiries, and as primary liaison among donors, the college’s custodial bank, and the college Finance office to ensure prompt and accurate payments to donors participating in the life income gift program; Primary contact with attorneys and executors where the college is the beneficiary of an estate or trust.


Qualifications
Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Paralegal certificate desirable.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) skills.
• Strong presentation skills and ability to develop dynamic presentations.

• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information.
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
• Impeccable organizational (time, task, project management) skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community.
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude.
• Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed.
• Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings and other non-traditional schedules.
• Adapts well to a highly motivated work environment which encompasses new work situations, different types of people and ideas, and rigor in established procedures;
• Exhibits maturity, reliability, composure, and stability under pressure in order to handle on-the-job challenges;
• Understands and abides by a high standard of professional ethics in order to ensure the integrity of the organization;
• Self-motivated and able to work independently;
• Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
• Three to five years of legal and/or financial administration experience highly desirable (experience in a law office, trust department, private banking, fiduciary accounting, investment management);
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; experience in working with high net-worth individuals and the elderly a plus;
• Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to independently handle multiple and varied tasks, ability to follow detailed procedures that demand accuracy;
• Demonstrated computer skills in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation and slide software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point), database and electronic mail software, internet applications; familiarity with gift planning software (such as PG Calc) and fundraising databases (such as Banner) desirable.


How to Apply
For a full job description and link to apply online, please go here: http://apply.interfolio.com/54956


Last Day to Apply
Open Until Filled

University of Maine Foundation
Philanthropy Officer
(posted 09/17/2018)

Orono, Maine

Job Description
The University of Maine Foundation with offices in Orono and Falmouth, Maine, seeks a motivated and goal-oriented Philanthropy Officer to represent the private support needs of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Maine in Orono.

The Philanthropy Officer will develop relationships with alumni and friends leading to annual, major and planned gifts. The Philanthropy Officer will engage regularly with the dean and leadership of the college, attend events and functions, manage a portfolio of donors and prospects who affiliate primarily with CLAS, and participate in general UMaine fundraising and event activities.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years of relevant fundraising/sales experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Demonstrated success in soliciting gifts or closing sales of $50,000 and above.

Professional experience in higher education or non-profit fundraising.

Practice with fundraising and/or sales database.


Other Information
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.

Organization Description
The University of Maine Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. 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
The full job description can be found at https://umainefoundation.org/employment-opportunities/

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: odevjobs@maine.edu

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


Last Day to Apply
Open until filled

NH Audubon
Development Coordinator
(posted 09/17/2018)

Concord, NH 03301

Job Description
HOURS: Flexible; Four days 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (plus an additional one hour total per week); one hour unpaid lunch. Additional hours may be required as necessary.

SCHEDULE: 28 hours per week, part-time, non-exempt (hourly paid) staff position. Schedule may vary according to needs.

DESCRIPTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people by working with the general public, members, and donors to increase long term financial viability of NH Audubon.


LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Director of Membership & Development

ESSENTIAL WORK FUNCTIONS:
• Direct and oversee the development and implementation of assigned fund raising programs.

• Develop and maintain a portfolio of 35-50 mid-range prospects consisting of corporate, foundation, and individual donors.

• Meet annual fund-raising goals.

• Cultivate and solicit gifts from prospects and meet assigned fundraising goals.

• Plan and implement selected donor stewardship events for major donors in order to keep them informed of our activities and gather feedback with the goal of increasing financial support. These will include but are not limited to:
o Working with volunteer committees, obtaining corporate sponsors, and collaborating with staff and volunteers to plan and implement events that will build a base of supporters, including the cultivation and stewardship of existing supporters with the end-goal of increasing revenue.
o Receptions, dinners, outings, and house parties with Director of M&D, NHA President, biologists, and/or other staff and/or trustees;

• Manage and facilitate donor relations in and around specific geographies within New Hampshire. Focus on specific geographies, as assigned, including but not limited to:
o Newfound Lake region with the purpose of increasing revenue to support NHA’s Newfound Lake programs and facilities.
o Seacoast region to grow and enhance donor base around birding outings and Seacoast Chapter members.


• In collaboration with Environmental Education Director, develop a plan and implement strategies to raise operation revenues and program support for Environmental Education state-wide.

• Perform related duties as assigned.




Qualifications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including writing, proof reading and speaking. Must have management skills with the ability to work effectively within a diverse community. Ability to manage multiple projects and work assignments simultaneously. Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism. Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges; email and web searches. Must have experience with database programs (Raiser’s Edge experience preferred). Basic knowledge of natural history desirable. Knowledge of media relations and marketing is important when promoting events.

How to Apply
Send letter of interest and current resume to:

Sean Gillery, Director of Membership and Development
c/o NH Audubon
84 Silk Farm Rd.
Concord, NH 03301

E-mail: sgillery@nhaudubon.org

Last Day to Apply
October 20, 2018

Lawrence General Hospital
Director of Development
(posted 09/17/2018)

Lawrence, MA

Job Description
www.lawrencegeneral.org

Lawrence General Hospital – a leading regional medical center clinically affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children – seeks an experienced development professional to champion a highly respected institution that provides critical healthcare to area residents as well as innovative and progressive community outreach programs to underserved populations. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development will capitalize on the momentum of a recently completed capital campaign by building and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects with a focus on individual, major, planned, or corporate gifts.
Each year Lawrence General provides vital health services to nearly 300,000 residents throughout the Merrimack Valley. With a legacy dating back to the late 1800s, the hospital today offers outstanding services in the complete array of clinical areas, including primary care, cardiovascular services, cancer care, women’s health, pediatrics, orthopedics and spine treatment, and emergency services. Lawrence General has national accreditations for excellence in its trauma center, bariatric, imaging and cardiac programs and distinctions in recognition of its strong clinical programs and commitment to safety; these include “A” ratings by the Leapfrog Group for meeting the highest healthcare safety standards in the United States.

With annual revenues of $600 million, Lawrence General’s census averages 12,000 inpatients, 70,000 emergency visits, 1,800 births, and 200,000 outpatient visits. A leading regional health care system, its network includes 600 local physicians, and multiple locations including Andover Medical Center. The hospital also brings physicians, specialists, and services on-site through its tertiary partnerships with Boston academic medical centers.

Lawrence General’s most recent capital campaign helped fund major facility improvements and program expansions, the centerpiece of which is the Santagati Surgical Center which opened in 2017. Part of an overall $73 million multi-year master plan, the new center increases the size of the total surgical services space by about five times, housing seven surgical suites – including the only hybrid operating room in the region – as well as leading-edge video, lighting, and air-handling technology; an onsite pathology lab; expanded space for pre- and post-surgical care; and enhanced and supportive waiting areas for families.

Position Summary:
The Director of Development reports to the CDO and plays a key collaborative role as a front-line fundraiser and member of a small, evolving development team — stewarding the existing donor base while identifying and developing relationships with new donors. Working in collaboration with the CDO and Director of Development Operations, s/he will help with strategy and planning to grow annual giving, grateful patient fundraising, and lay the groundwork for the next capital campaign.


Qualifications
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree required, 5+ years’ progressively responsible fundraising experience (healthcare preferred). Must have a successful record of achievement in identifying cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts. This front-line, highly visible position requires excellent oral/written communication and presentation skills, volunteer management experience, and experience with fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge preferred).


Organization Description



How to Apply
This is an exclusive retained executive search.
For more information contact Nicole Gakidis at ngakidis@eesrecruit.com
or Mary Ann Botelho at mabotelho@eesrecruit.com.


Last Day to Apply
none

Prescott Conservancy, Inc.
Development & Communications Director
(posted 09/07/2018)

Laconia, NH

Job Description
The Development & Communications Director oversees all outreach, public relations and communications efforts on behalf of Prescott Farm, stewarding relationships in the community and promoting the organization as a leader in experiential education to build public awareness and support for PFEEC’s programs and initiatives.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
• Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience working as part of a development team in the nonprofit sector. Experience in communications, marketing, and/or public relations preferred.
• Experience working with a donor database or other CRM software.
• Proficient in all MS Office Products including Word, PowerPoint, Excel.
• Ability to prioritize projects and assignments, maintain a positive attitude, and produce professional results under deadlines.
• Demonstrated experience producing quality marketing and PR communications and using websites and social media for communications
• Possession of valid state driver’s license.
• Must pass a criminal background check.
• Knowledge of or interest in nature, gardening, farming, outdoor recreation, natural history, or science preferred.


Other Information
Responsibilities:
• Designs and implements multi-year marketing and public relations plan utilizing strategies designed to build appreciation and support for PFEEC’s initiatives, programs, services and activities.
• Collaborates with Executive Director to design and implements a multi-year fundraising and development plan in conjunction with the organization’s strategic plan
• Establishes consistent messaging to be used in public relations and marketing materials.
• Attends public and community events as a representative of Prescott Farm
• Participates in stewarding relationships with donors, business partners, members, and volunteers
• Collaborates with program staff to implement marketing, and public relations activities in support of Prescott Farm’s strategic plan.
• Coordinates fundraising and other events on behalf of Prescott Farm.
• Supervises a part-time Marketing Assistant
• Other duties as assigned.


Organization Description
Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center uses hands-on education to teach people of all ages about the wonders of the natural world, making meaningful connections through wildlife & plants, food & gardening, and NH crafts and customs.

How to Apply
Please submit a letter of interest, resume and 3 references via e-mail to: Jude Hamel, Executive Director, at jhamel@prescottfarm.org.

Last Day to Apply
September 30th, 2018

Portland Public Library
Director of Development & External Relations
(posted 09/05/2018)

Portland, Maine

Job Description
Portland Public Library is seeking a full-time (or potentially ¾ time) Director of Development & External Relations. This non-union, administrative position along with the Executive Director, Associate Director, Finance Director, and Human Resources Director comprises the Library’s Senior Leadership team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of D&ER supports library services by leading advancement strategies, donor cultivation, and fundraising activities such as the Annual Fund, campaigns, and grants and sponsorships for major Library innovations and special projects. This person provides general support to the work of the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees to set and meet fundraising goals. This individual supervises the Development/Admin Assistant, Marketing Associate, and contracted individuals, and supports and works closely with library staff and various external constituencies.

Major Responsibilities

• The Director of D&ER works in conjunction with the Executive Director to (a) oversee the operation of the annual giving campaign; (b) develop campaign strategies, activities, and timetables; (c) oversee the production and distribution of campaign materials including fundraising letters, brochures, and related materials; and (d) manages the specific goals during the year.
• The incumbent leads the operations of the Library’s comprehensive campaigns, establishing development and advancement strategies, and being chiefly responsible for donor records management and generating the reports, lists, and other documents for campaign progress.
• The incumbent works with the Executive Director, Gallery & Special Programming Manager, Marketing Associate, Development/Admin Assistant, and Trustees to identify, cultivate, and solicit foundation and corporate support for campaigns and targeted library programs including the Literary Lunch series, the Spotlight Series, and other special program initiatives.
• The Director of D&ER writes foundation grants and related materials for annual and special needs of the Library. This position maintains records of grant award cycles, funding requirements, and reporting procedures and coordinates with Service Area Directors to administer grant awards accordingly.
• The incumbent leads the communications strategy and marketing the Library as a whole. This includes special website postings, social media pages, media relations, and coordinating special events with the Executive Director, Trustees, and other leadership staff.
• The Director of D&ER works directly with a broad range of people in the community and with Library Trustees. The position involves a high degree of accountability and confidentiality regarding donor prospect and stewardship activity, and library patron records. The Director of D&ER shall adhere to the principles stated in PPL’s Donor Rights Policy, Ethics Policy, the Fraud Policy, as well as the ALA Library Bill of Rights.
• The incumbent keeps current in the professional field and pursues professional development opportunities related to development and advancement within libraries or non-profits as appropriate.
• The incumbent participates in maintaining a safe and welcoming environment for fellow staff and library users.



Qualifications
The responsibilities of the Director of D&ER require demonstrated success in fundraising for individual, corporate, and foundation giving. This person must be an experienced solicitor and have excellent research ability. Regular advancement contact (written and verbal) with donors, trustees and staff requires that the incumbent have excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills in addition to the following:

• A creative, positive, and energetic force to their work, with skill, commitment, and humor.
• Talent for working productively and cooperatively with colleagues, Trustees, partners, and the public.
• Demonstrated ability to manage large-scale, complex projects and maintain schedules and deadlines.
• Strength using technology, managing databases, and employing social networking resources, as well as everyday computing.
• Demonstrated effectiveness supervising staff and/or ability to employ constructive leadership, coordination, and collaboration with other staff members.
• Ability to supervise the design and production of print and graphics for various media.
• Keen awareness of internal and external customer needs and wants.
• Strong service orientation and demeanor to provide high level service within a diverse community.
• Ability to project a professional presence appropriate to a business environment.
• Sufficient physical stamina and general health to perform tasks as noted above.
• Degree from accredited college or university, graduate degree preferred, or equivalent experience.

In addition, the following experience is desirable:

• Experience in a library and/or non-profit environment.
• Public relations, advertising, and/or marketing background and experience.
• Skill using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT system.


Organization Description
Portland Public Library (PPL) is the city’s cultural center, serving 675,000 visitors annually at four locations and a bookmobile. Chartered in 1867, PPL is Maine’s oldest and largest public library system and is the most visited cultural institution in Maine. The library offers over 300,000 books, audiobooks, musical recordings, movies, and digital resources, and access to the collections of the world’s great libraries. We also provide robust internet access and free wireless connectivity. We present a wide variety of lectures, classes, exhibits, programs and performances for all ages. The library is a 501(c)3 institution governed by a Board of Trustees.

How to Apply
Please email cover letter and resume to hr@portlib.org.

Last Day to Apply
September 21, 2018

Catholic Charities New Hampshire
Senior Director, Development
(posted 09/04/2018)

Manchester, NH

Job Description
POSITION REPORTS TO: President and Chief Executive Officer
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Director of Stewardship & Communications, Database Administration Manager, Major Gifts Officer, Grants Director, Director of Volunteer Services


POSITION PURPOSE

The Senior Director of Development is responsible for planning, developing and overseeing all activities related to CCNH’s short- and long-term fundraising plan. Grows CCNH’s financial support through individual, foundation and corporate gifts, special events and by soliciting major and planned gifts. Provides leadership and effective management to the development team and oversees the identification, solicitation and cultivation of individual, corporate and grant-based funding sources.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES

1) Assumes responsibility for the planning, development, and implementation of effective Development strategies, policies, and procedures.
a. Is a thought leader and a strategic thinker: develop, implement, support and analyze strategies, new ideas and approaches that will offer sustainable short, intermediate and long-term growth in contributed income to enhance Annual Appeal.
b. Collaborate with senior leadership team and Resource Development Committee to develop and implement annual fundraising plan for CCNH. Annually presents to the CCNH board prospective fundraising plans for the year and long-range strategic plan(s).
c. Responsible for preparation of program budget and fiscal management of the department. Analyze and report on variances between actual and budgeted income amounts.
d. Provide monthly reports to President/CEO on: fundraising activities; donor visits; major gifts; grants; special events; new strategic thoughts; and other funding efforts.
e. Coordinate, in conjunction with other directors and CCNH leadership staff, all grant-making activities.
f. Maintain a comprehensive tracking system of current, pending, and potential grant sources, with attention to proposal, reporting, and renewal deadlines. Acts as a grants clearinghouse for the organization to ensure that no duplication of proposals to funding sources occurs.
g. Work with directors, committee members and board to develop comprehensive gift acceptance policies and procedures.
h. Stay abreast of and reports on philanthropic, economic and social trends related to fundraising and CCNH advocacy initiatives.
2) Assumes responsibility for the effective planning, organizing, and reporting of fund development.
a. Identify and research current and potential individual donors (new prospects). Cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of 40-50 qualified prospects in the $2500+ range.
b. Establish benchmarks of personal visits, proposals presented, and gifts closed. Ensures appropriate donor stewardship for appropriate gift levels. Tracks constituent relations management and prospect activity via raiser’s Edge.
c. Oversee all activities related to the annual Parish Appeal including, but not limited to: acting as the liaison with pastors, parish staff and parish volunteers; training for staff; designing and implementing evaluation tools for all aspects of the Parish Appeal; and providing analysis of the results.
d. Cultivate relationships with pastors. Serves as an advisor to parishes regarding annual parish appeal offertory campaigns.
e. Oversees statewide major gifts and planned giving efforts, including: research, rating, prospect identification, donor cultivation, and donor management.
f. Build and maintain individual relationships with key community leaders, including corporate and civic, in assigned markets. Coordinates and oversees donor reception(s) to cultivate and thank top donors.
g. Manage existing corporate leadership fundraising events and develops new events as warranted by working closely with volunteer committees.
h. Oversee management of regional volunteers by providing leadership & support and ensure alignment with CCNH’s strategic initiatives/objectives.
i. Seek out and perform public speaking engagements at various events that help to reach new audiences and to further CCNH’s mission.
j. Oversee the quality, production, mailing lists, and mailing of promotional and development material.
k. Ensure accurate records for all donor contacts. Oversee development correspondence to ensure consistency, accuracy and up-to-date information.
3) Assumes responsibility for overseeing daily operations and effectively supervising Development personnel, ensuring optimal performance.
a. Hire, evaluate, counsel, discipline and/or terminate Development department staff members as necessary and appropriate.
b. Provide supervision, leadership, and training to Development personnel through effective objective setting (via s/t and l/t goals), delegation, and communication.
4) Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining effective communication and coordination with company personnel, departments, and management.
a. Strong emotional intelligence and professionalism. Excellent oral and written communicating skills. Motivating public speaker.
b. Ability to take direction and to work as a team player with direct hands-on involvement with professional and non-professional individuals of varied backgrounds, be flexible and have personal integrity.
c. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.
d. Ability to work in a fast-paced and collaborative environment; detail-oriented. Ability to perform several tasks concurrently and has excellent time management and organizational skills.
e. Able to travel to various programs/offices as needed.
f. Ensure that work area is clean, secure, and well maintained.


Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION: Bachelor Degree in Philanthropy/Marketing or related field; CFRE preferred.

LICENSES/ CERTIFICATES/ REGISTRATIONS: Possess a valid driver's license, a vehicle in good working condition with proper safety equipment and proof of insurance.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:
Proficient in the use of computers, grant and planned giving related software, and other office related equipment.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Five - seven years of supervisory/leadership and related experience in resource development, grants/planned giving/major gifts management Must have proven skills in successfully developing and implementing fundraising plans to achieve established goals. Prior experience in volunteer management preferred.

SKILLS/ABILITIES: Tenacious self-starter with excellent leadership and human relations abilities. Out-of-the-box strategic thinker. Able to organize, coordinate, and direct projects. Strong oral and written communication abilities. Solid analytical and technical skills. Able to use all related hardware and software.
OSHA RATING:
2
WORK SCHEDULE: Generally Monday through Friday, day shift; occasional requirements to participate in special events on nights and/or weekends.


How to Apply
Please forward cover letter and resume with salary expectations to:
David S. Twitchell, VP, Human Resources
Catholic Charities New Hampshire
587 Maple Street
Manchester, NH 03104

NH Audubon
Grants Manager
(posted 09/04/2018)

Concord, NH

Job Description
Actively apply for, manage, and direct grant applications and corporate partnerships and ensure compliance with reporting requirements in order to secure financial commitments by:

~ Working with staff to identify and compile lists of funding needs.
~ Researching, identifying and applying for support for a variety of program areas from foundations, corporations, and public agencies.
~ Maintaining records for foundations and grant-giving agencies, maintaining a calendar of grant application deadlines, and ensuring compliance with reporting requirements for awarded grants.
~ Managing and tracking grant and proposal activities in Raisers Edge and other Microsoft Office applications.
~ Serving as liaison between New Hampshire Audubon and grant awarding agencies.
~ Developing relationships with foundation staff and corporate funders.
~ Performing other duties as assigned.




Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required.

Three to five years fundraising and grant writing experience in a nonprofit setting required. Must have demonstrated success securing grants and a capacity to collaborate well with others.

Requires exceptional interpersonal skills including capacity to identify fundable activities, attention to detail, financial acumen, and a high degree of organization. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to make independent decisions, and project management skills; strategic thinking skills are desirable. Must have the ability to multi-task in a busy environment, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner.


Other Information
28 hours per week, part-time non-exempt (hourly paid) staff position. Schedule may vary according to needs. This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by identifying and pursuing funding opportunities, particularly from foundation grants, corporations, and public agencies; managing and directing grant applications and corporate partnerships and ensuring compliance with reporting requirements in order to secure financial commitments.



How to Apply
Please send letter of interest and current resume to:
Sean Gillery, Director of Membership & Development
sgillery@nhaudubon.org
Sean Gillery
c/o NH Audubon
84 Silk Farm Rd.
Concord, NH 03032

Last Day to Apply
October 15, 2018

Dartmouth College
Associate Director, Sciences Grant Support
(posted 09/04/2018)

Hanover, New Hampshire

Job Description
Are you a curious, outgoing person with academic experience and a deep understanding of the sciences? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to help faculty in many scientific disciplines become successful at writing and winning grants? Do you possess excellent writing, grant-seeking, and project management skills? Consider joining the Dartmouth GrantGPS team as we expand our office and evolve our portfolio of services.

We are looking for an individual who can connect potential collaborators, incubate new directions for research, and serve as a respected resource for faculty. While a clear understanding of how to craft successful proposals is important, the capacity to work with grace and tact within an academic setting is just as significant. This position is ideal for a person whose passion for science is combined with stellar communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines, and a desire to help generate positive momentum within an academic culture of the highest standards. This person will be expected to work with faculty at all stages of their careers with an eye to helping these researchers articulate the aims and impact of their work, allowing them to secure funding with a particular emphasis on opportunities offered within the NSF. The ideal candidate will also work collaboratively with other departments, centers, and institutes also committed to supporting faculty research at Dartmouth.

Qualifications
For the full job posting, including responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, please visit:
https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/47064
Dartmouth is located in Hanover in the Upper Connecticut River Valley on the NH and VT border. The university is surrounded by a vibrant, academic and professional community offering excellent schools, lively arts, and an unmatched quality of life in a beautiful, rural setting. Amenities associated with urban areas in Boston MA, Burlington VT, and Montreal, QC are all within a few hour's drive.
Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


PI104092065


How to Apply
Apply Online: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6fwkkj6znh96t4vd

Last Day to Apply
November 30, 2018

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School
Development Director
(posted 08/27/2018)

Camden, Maine

Job Description
The Development Director will work with the Executive Director and a strong Board of Directors to build a broad base of major donor and foundation support that furthers HIOBS mission. Fundraising responsibilities will include execution of a comprehensive fundraising program to include major gifts cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, annual appeal solicitations, grant writing, and planned giving. Activities will expand the base of individual donors, build and strengthen relationships with major donors and funding sources, provide stewardship of donors and prospects, obtain grants to meet organizational goals, and plan special events that foster close relationships with alumni, supporters, and constituents. The Development Director handles their own clerical duties and serves as a member of the HIOBS Senior Leadership Team.

The Development Director will coordinate the fundraising plan with the Capital Campaign to ensure a smooth and successful interface between annual and capital fundraising goals.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, organized, results oriented person who can articulate the mission and passion of Outward Bound in person and in writing. They will be excited about working in a dynamic, hands-on organization who truly “walks the talk” when it comes to changing lives through challenge and discovery. They will love raising money from lots of different sources; individuals, foundations and corporations. And they will love getting out of the office for a wilderness adventure every once in a while!

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

• Conceptualize, organize and implement a multi-year development program, including the formulation of annual goals and objectives for individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations/associations to support HIOBS’s strategic plan. Grow fundraising to achieve development objectives.
• Direct and execute constituent strategies, including personal solicitation of gifts, mail and social media campaigns, and peer-to-peer cultivation. Activate self, Executive Director, and the HIOBS Board for stewardship and solicitation.
• Work with the Executive Director to establish priorities and create development policies and procedures. Ensure all local, state and federal fundraising mandates are met.
• Assist the Executive Director, who will play a lead role in most major solicitations, and Board Members, in soliciting major gifts. Organize, conduct and, in some instances, accompany ED and Board on donor and prospect visits.
• Manage Associate Development Director and Development Coordinator to ensure the appropriate systems and structures are in place to achieve annual development goals including use of HIOBS donor database to manage constituents, track progress to goals, process and acknowledge gifts, and recognize donors. Provide regular reports to the Executive Director on progress against the fundraising plan.
• Utilize considerable initiative, independence, originality and responsibility for recommending and developing new fundraising mechanisms.
• Collaborate with Marketing, Finance and Admissions staff to develop systems for funding, tracking, and managing HIOBS scholarship programs.
• Develop and/or oversee the efforts of the Associate Development Director for all development proposals and grant requests to foundations, corporations and other major donors, as needed.
• Serve as a member of the HIOBS Senior Leadership Team and plays an active role in the HIOBS Emergency Response system.
• Travel within the Northeast US and occasionally across the United States is required.


Qualifications
Knowledge & Skills

• Successful applicant will possess an entrepreneurial, results-driven style and ability to identify and implement creative approaches to development.
• Knowledge of constituents (key individuals and leaders, foundations, corporations and other non-profit organizations).
• Successful applicant will possess the interpersonal skills to build relationships across a broad spectrum.
• A good process manager with close attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines.
• Excellent communicator, both written and verbal, in both formal and informal contexts.
• Passion about Outward Bound’s mission.


Education & Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 5 years of development experience, at least 3 in a senior development officer role.
• Experience with major gift cultivation and solicitations and a variety of donor acquisition processes.
• Experience managing a team of support staff, both directly and in a matrixed environment.
• Experience working with senior level executives and volunteer board leaders in a professional environment.
• Working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and proficiency in working within donor databases (Salesforce preferred).




Other Information
Compensation

• This is a full-time position with competitive benefit package included.
• Salary commensurate with experience.


Organization Description
Outward Bound is a non-profit adventure-based educational organization with programs that inspire self-discovery and character development and builds self-confidence and essential teamwork and leadership skills. Outward Bound’s mission is to change lives through challenge and discovery.

The Hurricane Island Outward Bound School (HIOBS) operates extended wilderness courses in Maine, Florida, Bahamas, and Central and South America. As one of 11 independent Outward Bound Schools in the US, HIOBS represents one of the top educational brands in the nation. In 2014 HIOBS celebrated 50 years of dynamic programming in the United States.



How to Apply
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter by email to jobs@hiobs.org – Subject reference: “HIOBS Development Director” by Friday, September 14, 2018.
No phone calls please.


Last Day to Apply
September 14, 2018

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Advancement Officer
(posted 08/20/2018)

East Boothbay, ME

Job Description
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is seeking an Advancement Officer to provide administrative support to Bigelow Laboratory’s development team. Responsibilities include: coordinating fundraising mailings and donor acknowledgements, database management and ensuring consistent record-keeping, event planning and management, prospect research, donor relations assistance, and other fundraising support activities. The successful candidate will have a basic understanding of charitable giving and standard development office procedures. This full-time position requires working in the East Boothbay office, working occasional evening events, and involves light travel.

Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree with minimum one year experience in a Development office support position is required. Effective written and verbal communication skills; a professional, friendly demeanor and strong customer service skills; the ability to manage complex projects independently; an interest in learning about scientific research and describing Bigelow’s work to the public and to potential funders; proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; and database management experience are necessary. Raiser’s Edge, prospect research, and email marketing platform experience preferred.

Other Information
Bigelow Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

Organization Description
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is a nonprofit research institution with a mission to investigate the microbial drivers of global ocean processes through basic and applied research, education, and enterprise. What we are learning will be essential to the conservation and responsible use of the ocean and the many valuable services it provides. The Laboratory's 60,000 square-foot, shore-based campus is located in East Boothbay, Maine, on the Damariscotta River estuary. The campus became the first LEED Platinum certified laboratory in Maine and is one of only seven in the New England area. The Laboratory has been rated one of the top 10 places to work in Maine. Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, awarded Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences a 4-star rating, its top distinction.

How to Apply
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and contact information for three references using this link: https://bigelow.freshteam.com/jobs/c-ynStqtPHKk/advancement-officer

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Questions about the position can be directed to jobs@bigelow.org.

Last Day to Apply
09/09/2018

Stern Center for Language and Learning
Chief Advancement Officer
(posted 08/20/2018)

Williston, VT

Job Description
ABOUT THE POSITION
We seek a visionary and strategist to join our team as Chief Advancement Officer. This position leads the Advancement Program’s operations, strategic planning, and a dedicated staff of Development professionals. The Chief Advancement Officer oversees fundraising, campaign planning, prospect research, donor acquisition and retention, portfolio development, special events planning, and budget management.
This is an ideal opportunity for a driven, vibrant, and accomplished fundraising professional to join our Organization at a pivotal time of growth in our thirty five year history. We are well poised to greatly expand the reach of our mission over the next five years as we embark on our Transformation, a strategic plan to have a large scale impact on literacy outcomes through educational system change. The Chief Advancement Officer will report to our President and founder and will join a dynamic, cohesive, and exceptionally talented Executive Management Team.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Leads in Advancement Program’s vision, goal setting, and business planning
• Plays a key role in critical decisions affecting the Organization’s future direction
• Plans and executes the annual fundraising plan and implements short and long-term strategies to realize Program growth in line with Organizational goals
• Oversees annual giving, endowment, planned giving, and capital campaigns
• Identifies and researches donor prospects and models effective fundraising through management, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors
• Oversees the maintenance and use of the Organization’s integrated data base to establish and maintain explicit stewardship plans and to prospect for new donors
• Vigorously heightens the organization’s visibility and credibility in philanthropic communities to expand the base of support
• Collaborates with Marketing to integrate fundraising objectives with its communications and external positioning strategy and ensure a consistent and coordinated message to the various Stern Center constituencies
• Oversees grant program growth, compelling grant proposals, and accurate reporting
• Supervises, evaluates, and provides mentorship to Major Gifts Officer, Grant Writer and Development Coordinator
• Collaborates with COO to plan and execute an annual Advancement budget that aligns with strategic plan objectives
• Serves on the Executive Team and Board Committees



Qualifications
BA/BS required with 6-8 years of professional fundraising experience, at least four of which were managing a comprehensive Advancement/Fundraising program. Master’s Degree preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
• Successful track record in designing, implementing and evaluating fundraising plans including annual giving, endowment, planned giving, and capital campaigns
• Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors
• Ability to skillfully and persuasively communicate the Organization‘s vision and resource needs
• Excellent presentation skills with ability to present both qualitative and quantitative information in a clear, concise and persuasive manner to all levels of the organization
• Strong relationship building skills and ability to work cross-functionally and build productive and collaborate relationships with staff, Board members, clients, and volunteers
• Strong business acumen and project management skills with ability to think strategically and analytically
• Strong sense of urgency, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality output


Organization Description
The Stern center is a non-profit organization dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike. We are committed to helping individuals identify their learning strengths and finding solutions to challenges that allow everyone to learn.
We evaluate and teach more than 700 students each year including those with learning disabilities and learning style differences. We design and deliver programs for more than 1,500 educators each year and we conduct research on best practices for students and educators to help all kinds of learners succeed. We invite you to learn more about us, visit www.sterncenter.org


How to Apply
To apply, email cover letter and resume to Emily Dawson, HR Director at edawson@sterncenter.org

Last Day to Apply
12/31/2018

Lawrence General Hospital
Chief Development Officer
(posted 08/17/2018)

Lawrence, MA

Job Description
Chief Development Officer
Lawrence General Hospital
Lawrence, MA
www.lawrencegeneral.org

Lawrence General Hospital – a leading regional medical center affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center’s Floating Hospital for Children – seeks an experienced, visionary, and hands-on philanthropy leader to champion a progressive and clinically excellent healthcare organization while using strategic skills to take the development effort to the next level of excellence.

Each year Lawrence General provides vital health services to nearly 300,000 residents throughout the Merrimack Valley. With a legacy dating back to the late 1800s, the hospital today offers outstanding services in the complete array of clinical areas, including primary care, cardiovascular services, cancer care, women’s health, pediatrics, orthopedics and spine treatment, and emergency services. Lawrence General has national accreditations for excellence in its trauma center, bariatric, imaging and cardiac programs and distinctions in recognition of its strong clinical programs and commitment to safety; these include “A” ratings by the Leapfrog Group for meeting the highest healthcare safety standards in the United States.

With annual revenues of $600 million, Lawrence General’s census averages 12,000 inpatients, 70,000 emergency visits, 1,800 births, and 200,000 outpatient visits. A leading regional health care system, its network includes 600 local physicians, and multiple locations including Andover Medical Center. The hospital also brings physicians, specialists, and services on-site through its tertiary partnerships with Boston academic medical centers.

Lawrence General’s most recent capital campaign helped fund major facility improvements and program expansions, the centerpiece of which is the Santagati Surgical Center which opened in 2017. Part of an overall $73 million multi-year master plan, the new center increases the size of the total surgical services space by about five times, housing seven surgical suites – including the only hybrid operating room in the region – as well as leading-edge video, lighting, and air-handling technology; an onsite pathology lab; expanded space for pre- and post- surgical care; and enhanced and supportive waiting areas for families.

Position Summary:
Reporting to and serving as expert counsel to the President and CEO, Board, and Senior Leadership Team, the Chief Development Officer will design a comprehensive fundraising strategy and plan that builds the hospital’s donor pipeline and culture of philanthropy, while nurturing and stewarding its existing donor base. Opportunities for robust fundraising growth include planning for the next capital campaign, developing a planned giving program, and expanding grateful patient/family fundraising and annual giving to support the hospital’s growth.

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred; 10+ years’ progressively responsible experience in development leadership (health care preferred) with minimum of 5 years’ managing staff; track record of success building sustainable philanthropy programs with experience in major and planned gifts. Must be a consummate relationship manager and a passionate, positive and energetic development leader, who is inspired by the hospital’s mission and can nurture that inspiration in others.

How to Apply
This is an exclusive retained executive search.

For more information contact Nicole Gakidis at ngakidis@eesrecruit.com

or Mary Ann Botelho at mabotelho@eesrecruit.com

Last Day to Apply
11/15/2018

The Possible Project
Major Gifts Officer
(posted 08/14/2018)

Cambridge, MA

Job Description
The Opportunity

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of contributions from major donor prospects. This position will play an important role in growing the scope and scale of The Possible Project’s philanthropic efforts. You will expand and execute an engagement strategy for Greater Boston, while building and managing a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects.

Success in this role will require you to draw on experience being a proactive fundraiser, ensuring you are planning and moving relationships forward with foresight and care. You care deeply about the success of the organization, and view discussing assets, listening for opportunities for gifts and discussing planned giving opportunities as the way to bring to life the passion and commitment The Possible Project holds for the young people and communities it serves.


PORTFOLIO
- Develop and implement an individual giving strategy that achieves the philanthropic revenue goals and overall fundraising goals
- Manage a portfolio of approximately 250 donors and prospects while soliciting current use gifts >$25,000. - Develop strategies and implement plans for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding those donors
- Conduct thorough prospect research, qualifying individuals and families for gift(s)
- Assist in strategy of and solicitation for the Capital Campaign ($10M goal)

WRITING, REPORTING & EVENTS
- Develop highly tailored and compelling proposals and reports
- Prepare documentation and manage regular reporting on individual donor strategies and overall fundraising performance to VP Development, ED, and volunteer leadership
- Plan and execute small donor events: stewardship, cultivation, prospecting
- Prepare donor strategy and research projects in support of Campaign goals. Provide in-depth briefing documents in advance of such meetings

COMMUNICATIONS & PRESENTATION
- Persuasively convey The Possible Project vision, mission, and story
- Provide leadership to create a culture of philanthropy throughout the entire organization

Qualifications
- Palpable passion to serve high school students, belief in the potential of what they can achieve
- Bachelor’s degree; or 7+ years of experience writing about education, entrepreneurship; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrable success in closing gifts >$25,000 through personal asks and proven experience proactively moving donors through the development cycle
- Hold value, awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations
- High energy, sense of humor, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position fundraising discussions at both the strategic and tactical level
- Knowledge of the Greater Boston philanthropic community preferred
- Capital and/or endowment campaign experience preferred


Organization Description
The Possible Project is working to close the skills and opportunities gap facing our students by providing resources and support that make them more likely to finish high school, complete education and training beyond high school, and enter careers that will provide them with a living wage.

The Possible Project is a youth entrepreneurship program that teaches students with untapped potential how to start and run their own businesses. In the process, students acquire a host of personal and professional skills that propel them to long-term success in life.

Through a combination of curriculum, support, and STEAM projects, students are empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school—including resiliency, hope and self-confidence.

The Possible Project is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit possibleproject.org.


How to Apply
Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter at: https://careers.positivelypartners.org/jobs/115824-major-gifts-officer

Last Day to Apply
Ongoing

Eastern Maine Healthcare System
Director of Annual & Employee Giving
(posted 08/14/2018)

Brewer, Maine

Job Description
Find a better work/life balance while continuing to grow and develop through rewarding and challenging work.

EMHS Foundation is seeking an innovative and experienced development professional to serve as the Director of Annual and Employee Giving. The Director will develop, lead and manage a strategic and comprehensive annual giving program that reflects industry best practices and maximizes charitable EMHS contributions.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and collaborative professional to lead EMHS Foundation to a system wide approach to annual giving, with emphasis on both member and system priorities. This key position will report directly to the EMHS Foundation President.


Qualifications
Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree required; preferred advanced degree in communications, organization management, health or business.
• At least five (5) years' experience in philanthropy or related experience with demonstrated competence in raising annual funds and major gifts. Experience in healthcare and comprehensive campaigns is preferred.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Able to deal effectively with people in a team environment and inspire others to perform at a high level of efficiency and productivity.
• The ability to prioritize and take initiative, problem-solve, act independently and coordinate with team members, handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Possess strong verbal and written skills, be well organized, self-directed with ability to manage complex projects successfully and meet deadlines.
• The ability to deal effectively with EMHS leadership is critical.
• Must be able to work collaboratively with a creative team on design and production.
• Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and good at developing relationships both internally and externally with the various constituencies.
• Proficient with computerized information management in the fundraising setting, including Blackbaud RE.
• Exceptional judgment, personal integrity, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail required.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills needed.
• Valid driver's license.
• Flexible work schedule to include weekends, evenings and select holidays.


Organization Description
Eastern Maine Healthcare System is an integrated health delivery system serving the state of Maine offering a broad range of health delivery services and providers, including: acute care, medical-surgical hospitals, a free-standing acute psychiatric hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, long-term care and home health agencies, and ground and air emergency transport services.

How to Apply
If you are interested in advancing your career in one of the region’s most dynamic and best-regarded health care systems, apply and review the full job description at http://careers.emhs.org/. Narrow your search by putting the job number 53205 in the key word search option. You can also contact the Recruiter below with any questions:

Contact: Lisa Worcester
Email: lworcester@emhs.org
Phone: 207-973-7860
EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABLED


Last Day to Apply
to be determined