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
Thiel College seeks a dynamic professional for the position of Director of Alumni Relations.The Director of Alumni Relations reports to the Vice President for Advancement and is a senior member of the Advancement team.
The Director of Alumni Relations is charged with strengthening alumni connections and engagement while working cooperatively with Development colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving (primarily targeting the Thiel fund), with securing commitments from alumni to provide professional expertise and volunteer service.In addition, the Director collaborates with faculty members and colleagues in the administrative offices (including, the President’s Office, Admissions, Academic Affairs, Marketing and Communication and Student Life) to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the College.The Director serves as a liaison between the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the academic and administrative leadership. The position will work collaboratively with Career Services in a leadership capacity to establish the Center for Alumni Career Engagement (ACE).
Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the College’s strategic plan for increased Alumni engagement, collaboration on the creation of the Center for Alumni and Career Engagement and support fundraising activities within the College Advancement, with special focus on the Thiel fund.Specific responsibilities include:
- Enlarge and deepen Alumni engagement and frequency of interactions with the College;
- Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications
- Ensure accurate and complete alumni database records; capture contact, biographical and career information of alumni via surveys, projects (e.g. alumni directory), correspondence, website, postal returns, etc. Organizes and directs all major alumni events, including Homecoming
- Provides staff support and serves as liaison to the Alumni Board
- Work closely with advancement/development colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify and qualify alumni prospects for gifts; communicate development-related activities via written contact reports filed in the College’s donor processing system and periodic attendance at prospect management meetings
- Match Day Coordinator-develop with Communications and Marketing a promotional plan that engages donors through printed, video and social media efforts to maximize the impact of the day.
- Collaborate on Thiel Fund campaigns to reach annual target of $900,000 to $1 Million
- Email and Printed solicitations
Center for Alumni and Career Engagement
- Works collaboratively with the Career Center to launch an innovative Center for Alumni and Career Engagement
- Connect current students with alumni mentors and potential opportunities throughout their four years
- Educate graduating students about alumni benefits and engage them in programs
- Partner with the colleagues across the College to plan the growth and accessibility of career networking services for students and alumni
- Partner with Admissions to spearhead the introduction of alumni involvement in the admissions process
- Oversee and balance the budget for Alumni Relations as part of the annual Advancement
- Raise funds for select special projects and events in collaboration with Development colleagues
- Supervise work study employees (p/t) and graduate students, and provide guidance to alumni volunteers
- Bachelor's degree required.
- A minimum of four years of experience in alumni relations or a related field with demonstrated accomplishment in fostering productive relationships with volunteers and developing volunteer leadership
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with colleagues, alumni, other constituents and the public Demonstrated ability to strategize, implement and build constituency programs and events, along with a talent for motivating volunteers
- Demonstrably strong writing, planning and organizational skills
- Proven success working independently, combined with the skills for thriving in a team environment to achieve institutional goals
- High professional and ethical standards in all matters including the handling confidential information.
- Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
- Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed
- Preference for candidates with knowledge of higher education and experience working with students from a wide range of backgrounds.
In addition to the duties and responsibilities specific to the role of, Director of Alumni Relations, this position requires commitment to the College’s mission and vision, participation in the academic, athletic, social, and artistic life of the campus, and interaction with the Greenville community. Understanding of and respect for the concept and process of shared governance in academia, the highest integrity in all actions, and clear, consistent communication with all constituencies are also critical to success at Thiel.
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 (in Microsoft Word or pdf format) a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE