Denver, CO

Associate Communications Officer, Colorado Health Foundation

The Organization

At the Foundation, we believe that keeping equity at the heart of our work will lead us to better health. That starts from within, including intentional application of diversity, equity and inclusion practices that guide how we operate and work in communities across Colorado. For example, our cornerstones are designed to help ensure that:

·       We serve Coloradans who have less power, privilege and income, and prioritize Coloradans of color.

·       We do everything with the intent of creating health equity.

·       We are informed by the community and those we exist to serve.

Position Overview

The Foundation is excited to announce the opening for an Associate Communications Officer (ACO). The ACO provides project management, technology systems management and event coordination, and supports other communications projects and administrative needs as assigned by the Senior Manager of Communications.

The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and has a keen ability to manage concurrent priorities. They are self-directive in circumstances of ambiguity and complexity, able to anticipate potential roadblocks with a focus on proactive solutioning, and takes personal ownership of projects assigned. This position requires an aptitude in three key skill sets:

·       Demonstrated success in project management, including the ability to design and document project plans and milestones in collaboration with, and in support of, communications staff members, turn strategy set by project leads into actionable, deadline-driven deliverables, and facilitate conversations about tasks upcoming/overdue and adjustments needed to project schedules.

·       Demonstrated success in technology systems management, including ownership and coordination of the Foundation’s customer relationship management (CRM) system (Salesforce) for effective communications outreach, including lead conversion, record maintenance, list building/importation/exportation and overall data maintenance. Additionally, the position owns online event management systems, such as Cvent and Zoom.

·       Demonstrated success in event coordination, including managing key activities in partnership with the event leads (both virtual and in-person), including logistics, registration, collateral and swag needs, customer service, cross training staff, supporting advisory groups, and processing venue contracts and invoices.

Applicants should have a demonstrated passion for the power of communications to influence and move people to action toward health equity in Colorado, and an ability to proactively identify opportunities to advance our mission while remaining grounded in the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

At minimum, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED along with at least three years’ experience providing complex project management, CRM system and event registration software support – ideally in the fields of communications, marketing or public relations. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required, and proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is a plus. Preference will be given to applicants who are bilingual and fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish or are multilingual, although this is not a requirement of the position.

The starting range for this position is $55,590 – 63,954 per year, paid as salaried, exempt and is eligible for all CHF benefits. This is a full-time in-office position in Denver, Colorado with the exception of periodic required travel across Colorado. The Foundation has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy in place for all staff.

How To Apply

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual to have a meaningful impact through their professional contributions. Interested candidates may submit their resume and cover letter on The Colorado Health Foundation’s website (www.coloradohealth.org).

This position closes on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021.

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

St. Paul, MN

Vice President, Finance & Administration/CFO, Northwest Area Foundation

The Organization

The Northwest Area Foundation (NWAF), originally named the Lexington Foundation, was established in 1934. Minnesota businessman and philanthropist Louis W. Hill founded the organization to promote economic revitalization and improve the standard of living for the region’s most vulnerable citizens. Today, with $500 million in assets, NWAF supports resourceful problem solvers working in communities with a wealth of wisdom, creativity, and passion.

Position Overview

NWAF seeks a Vice President, Finance & Administration/CFO to serve as a key member of the executive leadership team. The Vice President, Finance & Administration/CFO will work closely with staff across the Foundation to ensure the highest level of stewardship of the Foundation’s assets, supervising the Finance and Administration staff and working with the Board’s Investment and Audit Committees. The new CFO will also actively participate in guiding and implementing the Foundation’s DEI strategy, approach, and implementation.

How To Apply

The Northwest Area Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/NWAF_CFO_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

The Northwest Area Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/NWAF_CFO_PD.pdf  to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.

Scranton, PA

President and CEO, Moses Taylor Foundation

The Organization

The mission of the Moses Taylor Foundation is to improve the health of people, especially the most vulnerable, in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The next President and CEO will be a visionary leader who can build upon the success and stature of the Foundation as the leading collaborative and transformative philanthropic institution in the community.

Position Overview

The President and CEO will provide overall leadership and general supervision for the daily operations of the Foundation including strategic direction, governance and board administration, program development, financial management, operations and human resources management, and external/community relations.

This leader will build upon the success of the Foundation’s ambitious 2019-2023 strategic plan, which includes the following five core priorities: expanding school-based health through broadly supporting school nurses and increasing the availability of school-based health centers; reducing social isolation in older adults through public awareness, identification and connections to community resources; cultivating responsive grants to identify and address community health needs; championing increased investment in nonprofit capacity building; and strengthening the Foundation’s capacity to operationalize its vision.

In pursuit of these goals, the President and CEO will have the opportunity to help refine strategies for grantmaking and thought leadership. They will play a key role in building partnerships across sectors, issue areas, geographic boundaries and levels of influence to help promote a healthier region in Northeast Pennsylvania.

The Moses Taylor Foundation is seeking a proven, servant leader who is passionate about improving the health and wellness of Northeast Pennsylvania residents. The new President and CEO must have a high level of empathy for the well-being of others, especially Pennsylvania’s older adults and youth population. The right candidate will have experience in the nonprofit sector, a track record of collaboration, and an understanding of the region’s persistent health challenges.

The ideal candidate is a visionary and thought leader with a management style that draws upon the current culture of the organization and the expertise of a seasoned team. The candidate should have a drive to make a meaningful difference, be respectful and empowering of others, while willing to collaborate closely with the board, team and community leaders on key community health issues.

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field and significant professional experience in nonprofit organization leadership. Professional experience in a grantmaking foundation is highly desired; grantmaking, organizational development, talent management, nonprofit board governance are required, along with budgeting and financial principles and skills. Demonstrated success and commitment in developing partnerships across nonprofit, public and corporate environments is essential to this role. Knowledge and experience in the health and wellness arena are preferred.

Moses Taylor Foundation embraces diversity and seeks to provide an environment characterized by respect and inclusion. Equal employment opportunity is a fundamental principle at the Foundation, where employment is determined based on job related qualifications and ability to perform a job, without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, working conditions, compensation, placement or promotion, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

How To Apply

Submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3k9nd1J (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For more information about Moses Taylor Foundation, visit www.mosestaylorfoundation.org

Minneapolis, MN

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, LifeSource

The Organization

THE ORGANIZATION
LifeSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. It’s our privilege to serve the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

LifeSource is dedicated to working with our hospital and community partners to support donor families, manage the donation process and educate our communities to create a culture of donation. We’re a passionate and committed cross-functional team who believe in our vision that everyone shares the gift of life. Each of our team members plays an integral role in our life-saving work, using their unique talents and contributions to further our mission.

Position Overview

JOB PURPOSE
Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Director of DE&I is responsible for collaborative leadership to guide the organization’s overall diversity, equity and inclusion program both at the programmatic and administrative levels that works promotes equity and inclusion practices that will be evidenced through structure, practices, policies, and leadership. The Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion will lead activities, conversations, and dialogue and drive decisions that move the organization from not only acknowledging difference, but affirming and honoring differences.

The DEI director will have a meaningful and continuous impact on organizational objectives, community impact, saving lives and providing hope and healing both in the areas we serve and nationally. This leader will engage a process of creating and maintaining a diverse workforce by adopting a proactive view of diversity, which is designed to promote valuing diversity and driving inclusive behaviors throughout the organization.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead and execute the overall DEI strategy across key work processes by partnering with leaders and key stakeholders, communications team, lead DEI committee and working groups. Engage in analysis and understanding of DEI outcomes, including participation in donation by race. Lead through influence to drive cultural and behavior change, provide guidance to leadership and other identified work groups regarding cross-cultural communications and collaborations.

Move our community education strategy forward, including outreach events and campaigns to build support for organ, eye and tissue donation in underrepresented communities. Establish and cultivate strategic community partnerships, participate in the Community Advisory Council. Regularly communicate community education activities internally for alignment and involvement.

Guide and mentor team members to encourage professional development and goal achievement. Inspire and execute visionary team member leadership of successful work process implementation by modeling and promoting a culture of accountability and integrity. Collaborate with other leaders.

Serve as an internal diversity subject matter expert to leadership and human resources, providing expertise and support in the development, implementation, and monitoring of diversity programs.  Lead in the development of an operational plan, participate in the strategic planning process and performance metrics development under the direction of the Director.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Routinely share feedback, solutions, and ideas to leadership, including identification of training needs.
  • Exhibit outstanding clinical, customer service and collaboration skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality and respect of information obtained within purview of position, as defined by policy and procedure expectations and in accordance with HIPAA.
  • Execute in accordance with established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Policies (POL), and practices as trained. Update clinical and administrative documentation, according to established practices and procedures.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to drive results to improve processes and outcomes with the use of critical thinking, analytical skills, problem-solving capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster, collaborative, courageous, and innovative, cross-departmental or cross team communication and partnership.
  • Must function autonomously and effectively execute reasonable and sound decision making.
  • Proven skilled and competent in using technology-based tools such as personal computers and related software, mobile devices, and electronic medical record systems as appropriate for position.
  • Perform work while demonstrating a commitment to excellence and performance improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to exhibit a high degree of quality, integrity, and honor confidentiality of appropriate information regarding personal team member data, organizational operations or work processes, donor and donor family information, contributor details, any financial information and medical or protected health information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • 15 or more years of combined education and experience in communication, program leadership, or relationship management responsibilities.
  • 5 or more years of experience developing and implementing diversity/equity/inclusion programs.
  • 5 or more years or more of leadership, mentoring or coaching experience.

OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to follow and successfully complete category immunization, health screening and background check requirements.
  • Must be able to travel within the service area to national events and meetings.
  • Ability to lift and carry objects up to 50lbs.

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position.  Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this description. A full job description will be provided upon interview scheduling.

LifeSource is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations, and communities to apply.

How To Apply

The above statements are not intended to encompass all functions and qualifications of the position; rather, they are intended to provide a general framework of the requirements of the position.  Job incumbents may be required to perform other functions not specifically addressed in this description. A full job description will be provided upon interview scheduling.

LifeSource is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations, and communities to apply ONLINE HERE.

Flexible, Washington DC preferred

Multiple Roles, Bezos Earth Fund

The Organization

Created by Jeff Bezos with a $10 billion commitment, the largest philanthropic commitment ever made to fight climate change and protect nature, the Earth Fund is now building its senior team to ensure maximum transformative impact.

We believe that this is a truly decisive decade. Climate change poses an existential threat to humanity, and the destruction of nature is undermining the ecosystems upon which we depend. But along with risks come great opportunities. Smart, bold action on climate change and nature will not only prevent bad things from happening; it can also introduce new opportunities, making our economy more efficient, driving technological change, and reducing risks. Combined, these can lead to more jobs, healthier citizens, less injustice, and better lives. The Bezos Earth Fund was established to help drive these needed changes.

Position Overview

The Earth Fund is now building its team, strategy, and portfolio of philanthropic work. To help deliver on this exciting and urgent agenda, we are concurrently seeking Directors for the follow six important portfolios:

• Director, Nature Solutions – 5268

• Director, Economics of the Future – 5264

• Director, Technology Acceleration – 5269

• Director, Green Finance – 5267

• Director, The Future of Food – 5266

• Director, Energy Innovation – 5265

Preferred location: Washington DC, but flexible for extraordinary candidates. Please highlight if you have the right to work in the US in your application.

The Bezos Earth Fund offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience (geographic differential applied based on location).

The Bezos Earth Fund is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Earth Fund recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location.

Protecting your personal data is of the utmost importance to Perrett Laver and we take this responsibility very seriously. Any information obtained by our trading divisions is held and processed in accordance with the relevant data protection legislation. The data you provide us with is securely stored on our computerized database and transferred to our clients for the purposes of presenting you as a candidate and/or considering your suitability for a role you have registered interest in.

As defined under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Perrett Laver is a Data Controller and a Data Processor, and our legal basis for processing your personal data is ‘Legitimate Interests’. You have the right to object to us processing your data in this way. For more information about this, your rights, and our approach to Data Protection and Privacy, please visit our website: http://www.perrettlaver.com/information/privacy/

How To Apply

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting the reference code as above. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

Boston, Massachusetts

Chief Development Officer, Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Organization

Founded in 1881, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is a world-renowned symphonic organization; one of the largest in the country. Comprised of approximately 100 players, the orchestra is now led by the internationally acclaimed conductor Andris Nelsons, who became the 15th Music Director of the BSO in the 2014-15 season. Named Musical America’s 2018 Artist of the Year, Andris Nelsons has re-established the orchestra’s international touring tradition, led the orchestra in a multiple Grammy award-winning cycle of the symphonies of Shostakovich, and created a unique partnership between the BSO and the historic Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, where he also serves as Music Director. The BSO’s yearly schedule of major activities includes a subscription season at Symphony Hall (September–April) and a summer season at Tanglewood (July–August), as well as concerts by the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall during the spring (May–June) and the holiday season, under the direction of Keith Lockhart.

The BSO celebrates its 140th year with a commitment to the dream of “orchestral mastery” of its founder, Henry Lee Higginson. Yet as the organization looks forward, the BSO is eager to embrace its future as the art form evolves in the context of a changing world, new opportunities, and a time of significant disruption for performing arts organizations worldwide.

The BSO has achieved substantial artistic, programmatic, and institutional growth and achievement. At the same time, the opportunity for evolution is significant. The role of music and of symphony orchestras in society is changing, and the BSO recognizes the need for investment in technology and media. These tools, in addition to a deepening commitment to local impact, will enable the BSO to reach out to and engage its communities in new ways, and to diversify its audiences as well as its internal teams and leadership.

The BSO and all arts institutions are called to introspection and action around issues of racism, social justice, and diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. Further, the organization has been adapting in real-time in response to the global pandemic, managing the cascading consequences and impacts of COVID-19 in 2020 and 2021 and navigating new outlooks for the future.

Position Overview

The BSO is brimming with energy as it recently welcomed new President and CEO Gail Samuel and returned to live, in-person performances. The BSO will continue to build a welcoming and inspiring environment in which musical mastery, growth, common purpose, and community thrive. At this important moment in its history, the Orchestra is seeking an outstanding Chief Development Officer (CDO) to lead its philanthropic efforts, championing an ethos of partnership and transparency among Board and staff on all development matters. The CDO will be a critical part of the BSO’s senior management team. As a partner to the President and CEO, the CDO role offers a unique opportunity to shape the role of philanthropy in a project of multi-generational impact.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the CDO is responsible for conceptualizing, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive and strategic fundraising program in support of the BSO’s mission and vision for the future. The CDO will collaborate with other senior BSO executives, Development Office staff, Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors, and other volunteers to build a sustainable culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, cultivate transformative gifts, and ultimately elevate and support the BSO’s mission. The CDO will lead a Development Office comprising approximately 40 individuals, currently organized in the following areas: Individual Giving; Planned Giving; Corporate Initiatives; Foundations and Government Relations; Donor and Volunteer Engagement; Development Research, Information Systems, and Analytics; and Development Communications. The CDO will be empowered to examine and evolve all dimensions of the Development program in consultation with the President and CEO and the Philanthropy Committee, including the organizational design and functional alignment of the Development Office.

Philanthropic efforts typically comprise roughly half of the operating revenue each year for the BSO’s budget: 25% through annual fund raising and 25% through endowment income. The BSO had its most successful fundraising year in its history in FY20, raising more than $60 million to sustain the organization through the pandemic.

The successful CDO must be a proven fundraising visionary and strategist. The CDO will be an effective listener and strong collaborator with the ability to build a meaningful and robust network of partnerships. Strong candidates must want to be part of a dynamic and world-class orchestra that is creating a new set of funding models for symphony orchestras.

Given the critical importance of the Tanglewood Music Center and high volume of stakeholder activity there, the CDO will be required to have a physical presence during key portions of the Tanglewood Festival and to develop a strategy for managing the Development team and function on site.

While the BSO will consider a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Commitment to the BSO’s mission and genuine passion for the arts and its goal of reaching the diverse communities in which it operates effectively. Ability to authentically engage and inspire others as a senior representative of the organization.
  • Ten or more years of proven leadership experience in development, serving in roles with progressive levels of responsibility, including experience with the following: individual giving, institutional giving, major gifts, annual fund/membership, planned giving, stewardship, development operations, and leadership in a major fundraising campaign. Demonstrated success in change management and in setting and exceeding philanthropic goals.
  • Knowledge of and fundamental adherence to the principles, ethics, and best practices of modern fundraising, including the integration of various giving programs to diversify the funding base and cultivate greater donor commitments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; culturally competent with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender identity. Skilled at delivering solutions in evolving, multi-cultural environments.
  • Ability to lead, recruit, evaluate, and develop a diverse team of development professionals and contribute to the ongoing fostering of a high-functioning, results-oriented, multi-racial/multi-ethnic workforce. Track record of maintaining best practices, clear goals, and shared accountability, as well as conceptualizing and executing development office growth.
  • Demonstrated success in developing a strong and winning case for support, as well as a successful communications plan, and in making strategic, innovative fundraising plans, and executing those plans to grow fundraising and exceed goals. Demonstrated experience cultivating, training, building relationships with, and working in collaboration with executives, senior staff, and volunteer leaders on development-related activities.
  • Successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts from individual and institutional donors at the level of six to seven-figures and greater.
  • A working understanding of Boston’s history, culture, and philanthropic networks, as well as trends in regional and national philanthropy and their implications for BSO fundraising.
  • A forward thinker with a track record of utilizing new methods of constituent engagement and connectivity, who will be driven by innovation in developing advancement best practices in the current and post-COVID-19 world.
  • The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process. Working knowledge of modern data management practices and innovations that can streamline advancement processes and contribute to the integration of related functions.
  • Flexibility to travel is required, consistent with public health guidelines, including attending concerts in Boston, Tanglewood, New York, and on tour.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification would be considered highly desirable.
  • The ability to speak a second language will be considered a plus.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual   orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Boston Symphony Orchestra is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and encourages applications from female and BIPOC candidates.

How To Apply

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has retained the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director
Fundraising & Advancement Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, New York 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

Remote

Foundation Relations Manager, YouthRise Texas

The Organization

Youth Rise Texas is a burgeoning, Austin, Texas-based nonprofit organization that is working to create a leadership development pipeline that will put youth at the forefront of healing our communities and winning demands that safeguard or realize rights.   YRTX is a small, intergenerational staff ( > 20) that includes teens, young adults, and those who have long careers in non-profit and social justice work.  We work to intentionally build community, relate and attend to each other both as co-workers and as individuals, and make space for everyone’s continued learning, growth, personal and professional development.

Position Overview

We seek a Foundation Relations Manager to expand our grant acquisition capacity by strengthening and developing our relationship with philanthropy locally and nationally and with funders who are invested in our core issues. The ideal candidate for this position loves working with a team to elevate the vision and work of a mission-driven organization, boldly and creatively pursues relationships and opportunities, is able to integrate and reconcile ideas to produce the most strategic and successful outcomes and can manage complex projects in the moment while maintaining an eye toward the future.  Eligible candidates are not required to be based in Austin, TX.

Salary/ Compensation
$60,500 – $70,000 commensurate with experience

Reports to
Co-Executive Director

Anticipated Start Date
October 1, 2021

Description of Role
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

•    Co-develop annual grant-based funding strategy with Directors Team, including assessing programmatic needs and grant opportunities
•    Analyze organizational history of grant-based fundraising, identifying strengths, room for growth, and priority areas
•    Monthly reporting on progress toward goals
•    Manage the lifecycle of grants including:

Pre-submission research
Write and submit Letters of Inquiry, proposals and requests for funding
Write and submit grant reports
Track submissions, pending requests, declines and awards
Track restricted funds and advise Bookkeeper on appropriate allocations
Establish and maintain a schedule of foundation officer communications

•    Research new-to-us foundations and grant opportunities and assess “fit” for YRTX programmatic goals, with a focus on foundations that fund youth organizing, healing justice, healing schools, immigration and voter engagement
•    Manage the organization’s participation in funding collaboratives, coalitions, and partnerships
•    Schedule and prepare Director and Program staff for foundation officer meetings
•    Collaborate across the organization on the creation of organizational collateral for a funder audience
•    Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all foundation communication and interactions
•    Serve as first point of contact for all foundation communication
•    Stay abreast of trends and current events in foundation giving
•    Establish annual grant revenue projections and contribute to annual budget development process

Minimum Qualifications
•    A belief in the power of youth
•    A successful history of working with collaborative teams
•    Enthusiasm and openness to participate in staff-wide political education
•    Enthusiasm and openness to participate in YRTX’s model of youth leadership and engagement
•    Ability to manage transitions with humor and determination

This role requires:
•    No minimum educational requirement
•    3-5 years of aligned professional experience
•    Evidence of successful planning and project management
•    Superior written and verbal communication skills
•    Strong research and analysis skills
•    Excellent personal organization
•    Ability to multi-task while being attentive to details
•    Experience with budgeting
•    Existing foundation officer relationships

Additional Education, Experience and Competencies (not required)
•    Experience in Community/Youth Organization, Youth Development, Healing Justice, Cultural Strategy work
•    Knowledge/experience with Asana, GrantHub or other task/grant management tools

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email with Foundation Relations Manager in the subject line.   For questions/concerns contact jobs@youthrisetx.org

Applications are due on or by August 20, 2021
Youth Rise Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Youth Rise Texas is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for all employees or prospective employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and any other categories protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

San Francisco, CA

Program Associate, Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

The Organization

DILLER ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is an immersive experiential education program for 11th graders designed to inspire and promote Jewish engagement and leadership among Jewish youth. This international program began in San Francisco 20 years ago and has since expanded to include 32 communities across North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Europe, and Israel. The program is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Federation.

Position Overview

DILLER ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is an immersive experiential education program for 11th graders designed to inspire and promote Jewish engagement and leadership among Jewish youth. This international program began in San Francisco 20 years ago and has since expanded to include 32 communities across North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Europe, and Israel. The program is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Federation.

How To Apply

Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

Greenville, SC

Leadership Giving Officer, Furman University

The Organization

Furman University challenges and supports lifelong learners through rigorous inquiry, transformative experiences, and deep reflection to lead lives of meaning and consequence.

Position Overview

Job Description Summary:

The Leadership Giving Officer is a member of an ambitious Development team responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of 250-300 households.  The objective is to secure annual leadership level commitments ($2,500-$99,999), primarily through personal meetings.  The Leadership Giving Officer’s portfolio covers a geographic territory (average 2-3 nights away per month).

Responsibilities:

Portfolio Management

·       Develop and implement a moves management strategy (assessment, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship) for individuals with capacity to give annually at leadership level ($2,500-$99,999), with an emphasis on solicitation to secure $300,000 annually.

·       Manage a portfolio of approximately 250-300 Leadership Giving level prospects and/or donors through 12-15 donor meetings per month in assigned geographic territory.

·       Meet agreed upon fundraising metrics as defined by supervisor, including donor meetings and proposals.

·       Collaborate with colleagues within Development and across campus to ensure that fundraising strategies align with University priorities and to develop an integrated approach for cultivating and stewarding prospects.

·       Complete phone solicitations at the end of the calendar year and the fiscal year to those not personally reached or as reminder calls for donors.

·       Be an ambassador of the University.

·       Act professionally while strengthening relationships between the University and its supporters.

·       Participate in and attend Furman events as required.  These include but are not limited to Homecoming, Parent & Family Weekend and Bell Tower Ball.

 

Performance Management

·       Utilize dashboard tools in The Raisers Edge to efficiently plan and conduct portfolio work.

·       Complete performance review process with supervisor to understand expectations, progress, and how these affect departmental and University goals.

 

Budget Management

·       Utilize online reporting to manage budget, enter receipts and track expenses.

·       Use travel resources efficiently to maximize donor meetings with top prospects.

 

Professional Development

 

·       Review fundraising trade journals, books, and online groups to improve Leadership Giving and develop enhanced solicitation strategies.

·       Forge relationships with colleagues at other institutions and organizations in an effort to learn best practices in the industry.

·       Participate in at least one professional development program each year, if appropriate, in an effort to improve job skills and acquire broader knowledge of fundraising techniques.

Other Duties

Complete other duties as assigned. The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in this description.

Reports To:  Director of Leadership Giving

Minimum Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s Degree and 1 or more years of related experience in sales or fundraising

·       Strong interpersonal skills for interaction with donors, prospects, students, alumni, parents and friends of all ages

·       Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in written form

·       Self-confidence, strong organizational skills, and effective time management skills

·       Ability to represent the University and to work effectively in a team environment with a mix of alumni and colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Three years of fundraising, volunteer management or sales

·       Working knowledge of Excel and The Raisers Edge

·       Working knowledge of the principles and practices of individual giving

·       Experience and demonstrated success in soliciting gifts in the $1,000+ range

·       Prior experience in a University setting

Work Conditions:

Standard Hours (37.5).

Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.

Requires some travel to U.S. cities, primarily in the Southeast regionally but can include occasional trips to other U.S. cities.  Required time away will average 2-3 nights away per month.  Plane travel will be necessary twice a year on average.

Work on nights and weekends is required based on travel and event schedule averaging 3 evenings or early mornings per month and one weekend per month. Specific weekends include Homecoming, Parent and Family Weekend, and Bell Tower Ball.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume.

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Old Lyme, Connecticut

Chief Development Officer, High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

The Organization

High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (High Hopes) is one of the oldest and largest therapeutic riding centers in the United States and has premier accreditation status from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International (PATH, Intl). Founded in 1974, High Hopes has grown into a 120-acre facility with a herd of 20 therapy horses, 18 staff members, and more than 400 volunteers. The center operates year-round, six days per week with both indoor and outdoor riding facilities and an extensive sensory trail.

High Hopes’ mission is to foster a vibrant community where horse and human interactions improve lives. The challenges participants face include muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, visual and hearing impairments, emotional and social behavior disorders, and traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. High Hopes participants’ ages range from 3 to 77 years and come from 65 towns throughout Connecticut.

All High Hopes programs have individualized, targeted, and attainable goals, and range from therapeutic riding to carriage driving to horse care and management to a range of specialty programs including summer camps and veteran’s programs, depending on participants needs, interests, and disabilities. Participation benefits include improved balance, mobility, coordination, and physical strength and, just as importantly, the fostering of appropriate behavior, confidence, and self-esteem. High Hopes emphasizes educational and outreach programs and collaborative partnerships to enable wide-spread participation.

Recent High Hopes accomplishments include:

  • In Fiscal Year 2020, High Hopes served 1,365 individuals with more than 7,000 horsemanship lessons and program hours. The center’s 441 volunteers provided more than 13,056 service hours.
  • High Hopes’ Veterans Program is a peer-to-peer initiative that serves veterans wherever they are on their journey from deployment and/or combat back to life at home, and assists them in that transition. In 2017, High Hopes also initiated VetKids for children of veterans and active-duty service members. The Veterans Program has served over 150 veterans and their family members.
  • The Connecticut Department of Agriculture recognizes High Hopes as a Farm of Environmental Distinction.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for the design, structure, and implementation of a comprehensive, strategic fundraising program in support of High Hopes’ mission and vision for the future, inclusive of the following areas: annual appeal, individual and institutional major gifts, corporate sponsorship, planned gifts, special events, donor discovery, stewardship, and development operations. The CDO will collaborate with the Executive Director and Board leaders, among others, to build a sustainable culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. The CDO will leverage tremendous local and regional support for High Hopes, historically manifesting via lower-level/annual gifts and special events, to drive the continued evolution of a sophisticated, strategic major gifts program and more balanced, diversified overall development program. Other key areas of opportunity include the following: in partnership with the Executive Director, support the Board of Trustees in augmenting its governance role by driving High Hopes’ philanthropic culture, including future Board development; examine and, as appropriate, pursue individual and institutional funding on a national scale, capitalizing on High Hopes’ positioning as one of the preeminent therapeutic riding organizations in the country to broaden the donor base. The CDO oversees two staff, the Events Manager and Development Coordinator, and works closely with High Hopes external marketing and communications consultants.

While High Hopes will consider a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Commitment to High Hopes’ mission and the ability to authentically engage and inspire others as a senior representative of the organization.
  • Eight or more years of progressively responsible experience in nonprofit development, with an emphasis on major gifts fundraising. Experience across the broader areas of individual and institutional giving, inclusive of annual fund, grants, corporate sponsorship, planned giving, events, stewardship, development operations, and leadership in a major fundraising campaign.
  • Two or more years of experience managing a development team. The ability to lead, recruit, evaluate, and develop a team of professionals and contribute to the ongoing fostering of a high-functioning, results-oriented workforce. Demonstrated success in change management and in setting and exceeding philanthropic goals.
  • Knowledge of and fundamental adherence to the principles, ethics, and best practices of modern fundraising, including the integration of various giving programs to diversify the funding base and cultivate greater donor commitments.
  • Demonstrated success in developing a strong and winning case for support and in making strategic, innovative fundraising plans, and executing those plans to grow fundraising and exceed goals. Demonstrated experience cultivating, training, building relationships with, and working in collaboration with senior administrators, staff, and volunteer leaders on development-related activities, providing them with quality support and intelligence and increasing their comfort with and success in fundraising.
  • Successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts from individual and institutional donors at the level of five to six-figures and greater.
  • A forward thinker with a track record of utilizing new methods of constituent engagement and connectivity, who will be driven by innovation in developing advancement best practices in the current and post-COVID-19 world.
  • The ability to extract and analyze data to make effective, efficient decisions about donor strategy and process. Working knowledge of modern data management practices and innovations that can streamline development processes and contribute to the integration of related functions.

High Hopes is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all present employees as well as for applicants in all phases of the employment process. Employees are hired based solely on High Hopes’ personnel requirements and the qualifications of each individual candidate. High Hopes requires individual employment decisions be based on that individual’s performance, qualifications, and abilities. High Hopes does not permit and will not tolerate discrimination in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, mental disorder, intellectual disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected classification specified by applicable law. All employees will be afforded equal employment opportunities in all employment practices, including hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment and assignment, conditions of employment, layoff, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits and training.

Therefore, except in cases of bona fide occupational qualification or need, High Hopes will act without regard to harassment, and/or retaliation due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status or any other class or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in all aspects of the employment process and relationship. We will comply with the spirit and letter of all local, state, and federal laws pertaining to employment. This policy is based on the understanding that the applicant is able to handle the job requirements, with or without reasonable accommodations.

How To Apply

High Hopes has retained the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) should be directed electronically to:

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director
Fundraising & Advancement Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, 49th Floor, New York, New York 10174
gerard.cattie@divsearch.com | 212.542.2587

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