Thiel Fund Director
Thiel College is seeking a talented, dynamic and energetic professional to lead its Thiel Fund Program.
Thiel College seeks a director to lead a vibrant annual fund program that maximizes the College’s social and multimedia connections. This director position will advance the annual fund operations planning, developing and executing strategies for repeatable gift income and increased participation from alumni, parents, and faculty/staff, while supporting the greater development and fundraising goals of the College.
Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement, the Director provides strategic direction and long-range/short-range planning for all aspects of annual giving for the College. The Director of the Thiel Fund will oversee the designing, planning, execution and assessment of an integrated, comprehensive, and strategic fundraising plan to increase annual support for Thiel College.
The Thiel College Annual Giving program includes: integrated direct marketing via mail, phone, social/digital and email with an emphasis on growing the Thiel Fund through personal solicitation.
- Lead annual giving initiatives focusing on oversight of direct marketing, phone and alumni solicitation from all College constituencies.
- Present the College's financial needs and funding goals articulately, persuasively and with confidence by examining the budget for annual giving in relation to return on investment.
- Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing team and the Vice President for Advancement regularly to ensure the success of the direct mail, electronic communications, giving day initiatives, phone programs, and reunion giving.
- Collaborate with members of the Advancement department to coordinate the recruitment and solicitation of annual giving prospects.
- Collaborate with the Advancement Team on student/alumni/engagement, pipeline development, gift progress, analysis and stewardship, and contribute to ongoing fundraising analysis, program development, strategic planning and forecasting.
- 1-3+ years of fundraising or sales experience with an emphasis on direct marketing, communications, or commensurate skills and experience;
- Ability to cultivate new donors, grow annual fund programs and manage an annual fund prospect pool;
- Strong analytical skills, including the ability to look at data and draw conclusions to inform strategies;
- Superior written and oral communication skills;
- Familiarity with tracking systems and a high degree of comfort with using technology to communicate and share information;
- Ability to advocate for a strong partnership between engagement activities and philanthropy in a fast-paced environment;
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a deadline-driven, team environment;
- Ability to work with a diverse and inclusive community;
- Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information while providing the highest level of service to a variety of constituents; and
- A deep appreciation for and an ability to successfully articulate the educational mission and aspirations of Thiel College to build support for the College's vision of the future.
Thiel College is committed to attracting a culturally and professionally diverse faculty and staff who engage our students by providing a rich and fulfilling curricular and co-curricular experience.
Email letter of interest, resume, and at least three professional references to email@example.com (preferred), or send materials to: Jennifer Clark, Director of Human Resources, Thiel College, 75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
Manager of Annual Programs and Community Outreach
Mercy Health Foundation – Mahoning Valley
Full Time Position
The manager of Annual Programs and Community Outreach is responsible for developing, implementing and managing specific philanthropic programs within the Mercy Health Foundation - Mahoning Valley that will cultivate strong donor relationships with patients, business partners, Mercy Health employees, community groups and community members. Key strategic responsibilities will be to execute an annual giving program consistent with Mercy Health strategies and goals including developing an annual fundraising program, direct mail solicitations, telemarketing, targeted mailings, donor relations, social media and stewardship programs. This individual will work closely with colleagues to develop a patient fundraising program to generate new gifts to Mercy Health. Responsible for developing relationships with key annual donors and personally soliciting for lead annual fund gifts and other general development efforts. Also responsible for the successful planning and execution of special events, events and activities associated with our annual giving circles; development and successful execution of the newsletter and annual report and the production of relevant collateral materials, press releases and other community facing materials. Is an active member of the community representing Mercy Health and the Foundation.
4-year Bachelors Degree
Preferred Education Graduate Degree (Masters)
Minimum of 10 years' experience with demonstrated progressive responsibilities in managing teams, proven fundraising success, and advanced communications skills.
Advanced level computer skills.
Healthcare Philanthropy trends and best practices, Catholic Healthcare.
Job Title: Associate Director
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
Position & Occupational Summary
Reporting to the President & Executive Director (ED), the Associate Director (AD) is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations necessary to ensure that OH WOW! achieves its objectives including planning, resourcing, managing and monitoring.The AD will be thoroughly committed to OH WOW!'s mission, with proven leadership, coaching, and relationship and donor management experience.
Works with the ED and other members of the leadership team to set OH WOW!’s strategic goals and translates these into specific operational objectives.
Assists in the development and execution of OH WOW!'s annual comprehensive fundraising plan, with primary responsibilities related to maintaining and strengthening relationships with existing donors and foundations.
Works out timelines and what resources are necessary, including employees and volunteers, to achieve stated objectives.Ensures that the resources are found and allocated appropriately.
Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, communications, and systems
Lead, coach, develop, and retain OH WOW!'s high-performance team
Ensures effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluates and reports on program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to management, the board, funders, and other stakeholders
Makes financial decisions, completes financial reports and monitors financial and program performance
Oversee organization of special events.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA preferred, and five or more years senior nonprofit management experience in the children’s museum industry, or any combination thereof.
- Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
- Proven track record of effectively leading and scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization
- Proven commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
- Demonstrated ability to oversee, collaborate and coach human resources (staff and volunteers), manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
- Ability to interface and engage diverse groups
- Fundraising experience.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a clear sense of initiative, leadership, positive attitude, ability to work both independently and within a highly creative and flexible office environment.Criminal background check required.OH WOW! is an equal opportunity employer.
Senior Advancement Research Specialist
Kent State University is seeking a talented professional to provide comprehensive research on potential donors to the University, including in-depth industry analysis and relationship mapping. Identify potential major and leadership donors through the deployment of complex database segmentation strategies utilizing analytical software, demographic and in-house data. Analyze, interpret and evaluate information collected on a potential donor to produce effective cultivation strategies at the individual and team level. Reports to the Director, Prospect Research.
The essential functions of this position are:
• Lead and direct prospect identification efforts through industry analysis, demographic data, database segmentation strategies and electronic and/or peer screenings. Perform in-house data-mining through complex database queries and statistical modeling concepts.
• Identify connections between business, family, social and volunteer relationships among individuals and organizations. Identify philanthropic patterns and tendencies. Analyze and match charitable and economic interests of prospective donors to identified fundraising projects. Develop comprehensive and effective cultivation/solicitation strategies.
• Utilize and interpret information from various sources to potential major and leadership donors.
• Utilize mailing and contact lists from others sources such as list houses, organizations and internet sources to identify interest and affiliations to specific fundraising projects/goals.
• Teach basic prospect research to a diverse audience to include making presentations, being responsible for training processes, and mentoring research staff.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Liberal Arts, Library Science, or a relevant field; four to five years of experience in prospect management, research or analytics. Experience in a non-profit environment is preferred.
In 2017, Kent State University was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The annual report recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. This is the eighth time the university has been selected for this honor in ten years.
Application Process: Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter. You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: http://www.kent.edu/advancement.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans
College of Business Administration (Position #991766)
Kent State University is seeking an experienced professional with exceptional fundraising abilities to serve as its Director of Advancement for the College of Business Administration.This individual will be primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of major and leadership gift prospects (capacity $100,000 to $1,000,000) in order to generate private gift support for the College of Business Administration.This position reports to the Senior Director of Advancement, College of Business Administration.This is an exciting time to join the Advancement – COBA team as we embark on raising funds for a new building!
The College of Business Administration is ranked among the top 100 public business schools in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings.In 2017, Kent State University was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. This is the eighth time we have received this distinction.We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, and an excellent Wellness program.
The essential functions of this position are:
- Develop and implement cultivation strategies in consultation with other professional development staff for generating private financial support based on the College of Business Administrations’ goals and objectives.
- Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects for major and leadership gifts.
- Assist in the University’s capital campaign; cultivate and solicit individuals within Ohio and in nationally assigned regions.
- Recruit and train volunteers to assist with fundraising efforts at the special gifts and annual giving levels.
- Serve as liaison between the College of Business Administration and Institutional Advancement regarding prospect activity.
- Manage major donor prospects, focusing on individual donors and coordinating with Corporate and Foundation Relations staff on corporate and foundation donors.
- May assist in planning and developing special projects relative to interests of prospects.
- May develop and coordinate marketing efforts to target key constituency groups; may oversee development of advertising media and conduct special promotional events.
- Provide development support to the College of Business Administration Dean/Directors, faculty and staff as required.
- Serve on various campus and community committees, task forces, councils, etc.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and three to four years progressively responsible fundraising and/or sales experience required.Ability and desire to travel and participate in evening and weekend work-related activities are required.Experience in higher education fundraising is preferred.
Application Process: Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter, or simply click on the title Director, Advancement, College of Business Administration to direct you to the application process.You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: http://www.kent.edu/advancement.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans
Diocese of Youngstown Central Services
POSITION: Fund Development Specialist; Full Time; Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Office of Development & Stewardship
SUMMARY: The Fund Development Specialist is responsible for working with the Director of Development and Stewardship in providing revenue enhancement programs for parishes, Catholic Schools and diocesan agencies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES-SPECIFIC TO POSITION:
- Participate in planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating Capital Campaigns for parishes, Catholic Schools and diocesan agencies.
- Participate in planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating Parish Increased Offertory Programs.
- Represent the Office at parish meetings and campaign receptions.
- Conduct Prospect Research using available software and research methodology to identify best gift prospects.
- Write grant proposals for parishes, Catholic Schools and diocesan agencies and monitor grant requirements and timelines.
- Design and oversee the printing of communication materials for fundraising projects and Office newsletters.
- Work closely with the Development and Stewardship Coordinator on fundraising and stewardship projects.
- Oversee the billing for program services.
- Work with the Director of Development & Stewardship and the Diocesan Stewardship Commission in promoting stewardship as “A way of life.”
- Related duties as assigned by the Director of Development & Stewardship.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Minimum of two years demonstrated experience in fundraising.
- Demonstrated ability to train and provide direction to others.
- Demonstrated experience working in data base management.
- Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Publisher and/or related graphic design software.
- Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability tomulti-task.
- Ability to think strategically, analytically and creatively.
- Ability to work with highly sensitive, confidential information.
- A working knowledge of online research tools for development professionals.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- A willingness and ability to work in a team environment.
- Willingness and ability to travel to onsite parish and school locations.
- Director of Development & Stewardship
JOB TITLE: Financial Resource Development (FRD) Director
DEPARTMENT: Youngstown Area Jewish Community Board – Endowments
SUPERVISOR: Executive Vice-President
JOB SUMMARY: An experienced relationship builder responsible for creating and implementing an overall agency-wide planned giving/fund development strategy designed to promote current and deferred major giving and to ensure the achievement of fundraising goals.A seasoned professional committed to excellent donor service, the FRD Director is a high-profile leader on the senior staff team working closely with key donors and lay leadership. All work responsibilities will integrate and demonstrate the core values of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop an annual fundraising plan to support the Federation’s strategic plan and program improvement objectives.
- Support and partner with the Executive Vice President on major fundraising initiatives, including the annual campaign.
- Monitor and report regularly to the Executive Vice-President on the progress of the development plan.
- Utilize budgeted time of the JCC Community Development Manager in the development of new and in the coordination of existing grant funded projects and programs.
- Oversee the preparation of statistical and narrative reports, and other documents as requested.
- Work collaboratively with other agency department heads to identify and research potential new grant funded projects and programs.
- Oversee administration of existing endowments, including the Thomases Family Endowment, to solicit, review, and evaluate proposals from potential grantees, and to ensure fairness in the selection of potential award recipients.
- Supervise and evaluate the work of staff supporting the Endowment department.
- Responsible for a portfolio of key planned giving by donors and prospects, working with the organization’s most senior lay leadership.
- Collaborate with the Executive Vice President and an appointed board of advisors to identify prospects and steward current donors.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum five-eight years of experience with some combination of annual fundraising, planned giving and solicitation of major gifts.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s level and/or legal degree in a related field will be considered.
- Non-profit or private sector experience in a community foundation, in sales/marketing of financial instruments, and/or in planned charitable gifts. General knowledge of, or potential to learn about, provision of basic advice to high net worth individuals as it relates to donor philanthropy will be considered
- Knowledge of the Jewish community, its customs and practices preferred.
- Knowledge of fundraising systems and experience in prospect identification.
- Experience in revenue development, outreach and promotion.
- Excellent donor-relations and verbal communication skills, in order to respond effectively and diplomatically with donors, volunteers, community leaders and the general public.
- Competency using email, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks with proven organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to humanresources@jewishyoungstow