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Development and Communications Coordinator

Company: Peter Paul Development Center

Date posted: July 11, 2018


Position Overview

Peter Paul Development Center seeks a Development and Communications Coordinator to assist in all aspects of fundraising, communications, and marketing. This full-time position reports directly to the Director of Development. The Coordinator will maintain donor records, solicit and acknowledge donations, and prepare correspondence regarding the organization and its programs. He or she may arrange and attend meetings with donors and prospective donors. The successful candidate must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the development field. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. The successful candidate must have an understanding of and adherence to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards and must philosophically support Peter Paul’s mission.

Responsibilities Include

  1. Support an annual development plan that includes goals, work plans, timelines, donor prospects, and appropriate budgets
  2. Coordinate annual fund mail appeals
  3. Create and distribute monthly eNewsletter, working with the PPDC staff for story input and approval/edits
  4. Manage informational lunches, including registration, coordination, and logistics
  5. Communicate as needed with external constituents
  6. Keep and distribute minutes for committee and Board meetings
  7. Research and recommend funding opportunities to pursue the mission and goals of PPDC
  8. Ensure compliance with all administrative, programmatic, evaluation, fiscal, and reporting requirements associated with the receipt of funding in a timely and appropriate manner
  9. Cultivate and steward relationships with donors and working with development team and board to develop robust processes
  10. Manage a donor and stakeholder database
  11. Coordinate calendars for meetings
  12. Provide support and coordinate development events
  13. Ensure the proper acknowledgement and management of gifts and pledges and providing status and progress reports

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Self-starter and highly motivated
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Extremely organized
  • Must have demonstrated computer experience
  • 2-3 years’ experience in development preferred
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Constant Contact preferred
To apply, please submit a cover letter, résumé, salary history and requirements, and 3 references to development@peterpauldevcenter.org. No phone calls, please.

Development Manager

Company: The Autism Society Central Virginia

Date posted: July 9, 2018


POSITION TITLE: Development Manager
HOURS: Part-Time; Approximately 20-25 Hours / Week
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

The Autism Society Central Virginia (ASCV) seeks a part-time Development Manager to focus on the development and growth of fundraising campaigns and events as the organization transitions into a new phase of sustainability and impact. The Mission of the ASCV is to improve the lives of all affected by autism by maximizing the self-sufficiency, independence, and quality of life for all living with autism. The ASCV provides education, support and resources to individuals on the autism spectrum, their families, professionals and the community. The ASCV hosts a variety of fundraising events and initiatives, including the Annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism, to fund its mission.


OVERVIEW:

The Development Manager will be responsible for managing fundraising events and initiatives, to include the 5K Run/Walk for Autism, 3rd Party Events and additional new events and campaigns for the ASCV. This manager will be responsible for developing and cultivating relationships with volunteer leadership, sponsors, donors, and participants.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute fundraising campaigns, events and/or initiatives for the ASCV

  • Oversee the 5K Run/Walk for Autism, to include participant and sponsor recruitment, management, and cultivation

  • Identify, network with, and present opportunities to community organizations, schools, and businesses to engage their

    support and participation

  • Establish and implement strategies to recruit, support and cultivate participants, donors and sponsors for ASCV fundraising

    events and campaigns; engage with constituents to provide support and ensure meaningful participation

  • Create and manage volunteer committees, fostering growth, leadership, stewardship and accountability; to include, but not

    limited to, a 5K event committee, Junior Board & school campaign taskforce

  • Manage marketing efforts for fundraising campaign and events, to include print, online & email platforms, as well as social

    media and local media partners

  • Serve as a contact for 3rd Party Events, providing volunteer organizers with resources and support

  • Represent ASCV at community events and exhibits

  • Perform other duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Experience: 2 – 4 years fund development, communications, sales, marketing, and/or outreach experience

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong oral and written communication and customer service skills

  • Organized and detail-oriented, capable of managing multiple priorities effectively

  • Ability to supervise groups of volunteers

  • Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends

  • Travel within the affiliate’s designated area (Greater Richmond area); reliable transportation

  • Ability to move materials weighing up to 15 pounds


How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter, resume & three references to director@ascv.org.
Please do not call. Applicants selected for an interview will receive a response. Please understand that we may not be able to reply to all applicants.

Director of Philanthropy

Company: American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Virginia

Date posted: June 19, 2018

Office Team: Development

Job Reports To: Executive Director

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Job Summary: The Director of Philanthropy is a member of the leadership team reporting to the Executive Director. The Director is responsible for creating and energizing a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization and leading a comprehensive development program to grow the ACLU-VA’s revenue stream and strengthen our relationships with supporters. The Director of Philanthropy will drive and implement the fund development growth strategy and manage the operation of the development programs. The Director of Philanthropy will work in partnership with the Executive Director and a Development Associate and with the active involvement and professional support of the members of the ACLU-VA board of directors and other staff of the ACLU-VA and the national ACLU.

Major Job Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive data-driven and relationship-centered fundraising program that includes specific fundraising goals and targets, with a focus on the acquisition of leadership gifts from high level prospects and donors with the capacity to make gifts of $10,000+ annually.

  • Create and serve as the primary relationship manager of a 75-100-person portfolio of major donors and prospects, including leading the process of identifying/qualifying prospective donors, developing thoughtful donor strategies, building positive rapport, and directly soliciting and stewarding leadership gifts of $10,000+, including planned gifts, from individual donors.

  • Manage the development efforts of other key primary relationship managers assigned to donors in the portfolio, including the Executive Director, other members of the affiliate leadership team, affiliate board members, and national development staff.

  • Lead the preparation of other key solicitors for solicitation or stewardship meetings, including preparing appropriate briefing materials in advance of meetings.

  • Create an annual development strategic plan that increases organizational sustainability and ensures year-round individualized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors through meaningful and personalized donor contacts

  • Oversee production of reports to senior leadership and board on progress to goals.

  • Maintain working knowledge of affiliate and national programmatic priorities and issues.

  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with other affiliate staff and colleagues at the national office to ensure the most strategic donor-driven strategies.

  • Develop and manage a cost-effective budget for expenses related to fundraising. 


Other Job Responsibilities
:

Board of Directors: Staff the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. Oversee development and presentation of reports.

General Staff Leadership: Bring the development lens to all parts of the organization. Model organizational values and collaboration. Build passion and commitment toward common organizational goals. Help create an environment that embraces change and helps others accept new ideas. Quickly work through complex issues and problems to optimize performance.

Planned Giving: Work with the national ACLU development staff to develop and implement strategies for cultivating planned giving relationships with new and existing donors and prospects.

Events Management: Partner with other staff and Board members on management of membership meetings and other events that offer the opportunity to attract and develop relationships with supporters and donors.

Foundation Grants Program: Direct foundation grants program, including strategic prospect research, scheduling, writing, grant preparation, and reporting.

Donor Database Management: Assure the proper recording, tracking, and reporting of gifts from major donors in the donor database. Assure the maintenance of accurate and current data files, including giving histories, profiles, and interactions. Work with the Office Manager, Director of Finance and Administration and Development Associate to produce necessary reports for auditors and reconciliation of funds.

Materials: Participate in the development of messages, materials, and explanations of our work used in strategic donor communications. Contribute appropriately to the development of the Annual Report, fundraising materials and other communications that advance the ACLU’s mission and visibility to donors, members and supporters.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience in non-profit fundraising and success in soliciting, closing, and stewarding leadership gifts of $10,000+.

  • Broad understanding of multi-faceted fundraising campaign planning, implementation, management and what it means to build a culture of philanthropy.

  • Familiarity with donor database management and systems to track donor history, interests, and activity and an interest in collecting and using data and research in developing and setting development program priorities.

  • Willingness to lead and work in partnership with Executive Director, board, staff and volunteers to accomplish the ACLU-VA fundraising objectives.

  • Willingness to travel as well as the flexibility to work as needed to accomplish the organization’s fundraising goals.

  • Genuine enthusiasm for meeting new people and winning them over.

  • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, and ability to work with diverse individuals within the organization and broader community.


Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to “make the ask” of donors and to coach other staff and volunteers to “make the ask.”
  • Ability to take initiative and problem-solve.

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with others as a part of a team.

  • Ability to juggle and prioritize many concurrent tasks at once, manage a high-volume workload, pay extremely close attention to detail, adapt quickly to changing organizational priorities, and meet moving deadlines.

  • Ability to simplify complex themes and activities into a short, compelling presentation or written piece.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, comfortably, and respectfully with donors, staff, and lay leaders.

  • Ability to develop and execute long-term cultivation and solicitation strategies for high-level prospects and donors.

  • Ability to engage and excite staff and lay leaders as active participants in the culture of philanthropy.

  • Ability to understand and communicate compellingly about the ACLU’s work across the many issue areas of civil liberties and civil rights.


Desirable Experience, Skills and Abilities

  • Progressive responsibility managing fund development in a non-profit organization(s).

  • Experience soliciting planned gifts.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Spanish language fluency.


Equipment Used:

  • Computer, mobile phone, telephone, copier, fax

Approved by: __________________________________ Date: ______________________________
Accepted by: ___________________________________Date: ______________________________

Disclaimer: Nothing in this job description restricts the Executive Director's right to assign other duties or responsibilities to this job at any time.

Send a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position as detailed in this announcement, a current resume, and an outline of a plan for identifying and stewarding a $10,000+ donor to Claire Guthrie Gastañaga, Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia, 701 E. Franklin Street, Suite 1412, Richmond, VA 23219 or by email to Jobs@acluva.org with “Director of Philanthropy” in the subject line of the email.

Database Manager and Development Associate

Company: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Date posted: June 18, 2018


The Database Manager (DBM) is responsible for executing a comprehensive strategy and protocol for data management in our Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge software. The Database Manager will oversee all aspects of data conversion, data entry, gift processing and acknowledgement, reporting, and reconciliation.  All financial reporting, including the Annual Report, and data analytics will be the responsibility of the DBM under the direction of the Associate Director of Advancement. All queries and exports, as well as all data files for mailings will be created and executed by the DBM, for Advancement and other Garden areas. The DBM will conduct prospect research as assigned by the Director of Advancement and the Associate Director. Additionally, the Database Manager will provide various levels of reporting, processing and other support for the Thrive capital campaign.

http://www.lewisginter.org/visit/about/employment/

Director of the Hampden-Sydney Fund

Company: Hampden-Sydney College

Date posted: June 14, 2018


Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney College has been in continuous operation for 243 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The campus’ beautiful 1300 acres are located on the outskirts of the picturesque Farmville, Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond.

 

Hampden-Sydney is proud of its commitment to the traditional liberal arts and to the education of young men. As small colleges seek to articulate distinctive identities, Hampden-Sydney can boast of a model with proven results: the College graduates men at a rate 9 percent higher than the national average for men at all colleges and universities. Led by President Larry Stimpert, now in his second year at the helm, and guided by the tenets of a strategic vision, the College is well positioned to advocate for significantly increased philanthropic investment from its passionate, dedicated alumni, parents and friends.

 

To continue to build and expand upon its mission of “forming good men and good citizens” Hampden-Sydney College seeks an outstanding leader to serve as its Director of the Hampden-Sydney Fund.

The Director provides leadership, administration, and planning of a coordinated, data-driven program of giving. As a member of the Office of College Advancement, the Director works closely with Alumni and Parent Relations, Development, and Advancement Services in maintaining the active engagement of donors with a mission to enhance the prospect of philanthropic effect. Furthermore the Director collaborates with Office of Communication and Marketing, Admissions, Career Services, and other members of the College community, including the faculty, to successfully carry out the responsibilities of this position.

 

Bachelor degree, preferably from Hampden-Sydney College, along with 3-5 years of previous experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Master’s degree is preferred. The Director will be working closely with the rest of the College Advancement team as well as various departments and constituents, therefore applicants must exhibit both flexible leadership and strong team mentalities. Of particular importance is a dedication to a liberal arts education and the ability to inspire the fullest level of support from staff, campus community, alumni, parents, and others. Candidates that demonstrate exceptional relationship and excellent communication and analytical skills, as well as those with ability to approach problems with creativity, insight, innovation, and resourcefulness are particularly sought. Computer proficiency, preferably in Microsoft Office, Constituent Relations Management Systems as well as advanced Content Management Systems, is favored. Furthermore, candidates must be willing to travel as well as to commit to working some evenings and weekends.

 

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference via Interfolio. Address letters to: Ms. Sue V. Carter, Director of Human Resources, Cabell House, PO Box 127, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Hampden-Sydney College welcomes applications from minority candidates and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Director of Donor Relations and Administration

Company: Patrick Henry Family Services

Date posted: June 13, 2018


Department:   Institutional Advancement

Job Status: Active

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Chief Advancement Officer

Grade/Level: Director

Amount of Travel Required: 10%

Job Type: Full Time

Positions Supervised: Community Development Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

Work Schedule: Varies

Position Summary

The Director of Donor Relations and Administration’s primary responsibilities are the Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) donor relations program and day to day IA office administration at Patrick Henry Family Services (PHFS). Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the director will build a donor-centered donor relations program and manage administration activities based on the best practices in the following areas: Office Administration, Donor Relations, Stewardship, Annual Giving, Gift Processing, Gift Acknowledgement, Data Management, Prospect Research, and Report Writing.

Essential Functions

The following are the functions essential to performing this job.

  1. Develops, implements, and leads a successful and integrated donor relations program that strategically targets all levels of giving as defined by the Institutional Advancement team. Ensures donors are acknowledged and recognized to strengthen their financial support for Patrick Henry Family Services.
  2. Direct the Annual Fund program working collaboratively with staff and external partners.
  3. Acts as a liaison and specialist to advancement personnel in order to provide cultivation and stewardship assistance to individual donors and prospects.
  4. Oversees and directs the development and implementation of donor communications in multiple mediums in a timely fashion. This will include, but not be limited to, social media sites, Annual reporting to Donors including Foundations, e-blasts, year-end-reminders, pledge reminders, endowment reports, gift acknowledgements, invitations, newsletter updates, fundraising campaign materials, and press releases.
  5. Ensures special events are communicated and on the calendar of appropriate senior staff and targeted guests.
  6. Creates innovative programs and projects to thank and steward donors; ensures the external reporting to donors including Foundations.
  7. Tracks donor relations and stewardship activities in the established databases to enhance relationships and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
  8. Responsible for the review and control of all gift acknowledgments, including receipts, thank you letters, pledge statements, foundation reports, and endowment reports.
  9. Works closely with IA staff to report to donors on the use of gifts, to arrange meetings between donors and beneficiaries if appropriate, and to help celebrate gifts.
  • Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Non-Essential Functions: N/A        

 

Competency Statements

  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.  
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.  
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
  • Delegating Responsibility - Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.    
  • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
  • Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Training - Ability to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

 

DELIVERABLES:

Greater donor satisfaction. Demonstrated as a result of increase in donor contacts, donor visits, giving, retention rates, size of gifts, and number of new first-time donors.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Strong management, leadership, and supervisory skills are necessary along with demonstrated organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to motivate other staff and volunteers. An excellent understanding of computer and constituent software is required. Demonstrated experience using Raiser’s Edge NXT is required.
 

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge of: Raiser’s Edge cloud-based fundraising and relationship management solution.

Skills: As noted above      

Abilities:

  • To make informed, objective decisions with integrity
  • To collaborate effectively with other team members

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required

Experience: Minimum three years experience, preferably with a Non-profit, Education, Healthcare, or other related industry in fund development, stewardship, advancement services or related field. Previous experience interacting with donors is mandatory.

Computer Skills: Excellent computer skills, particularly with word processing, spreadsheet programs, and database management. Experience with G Suite or Microsoft Office preferred.

Certification & Licenses:

Other Requirements:

  • Languages: Must be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, in the English language, with proper etiquette
  • Office or other equipment: Normal use and understanding of basic office equipment including the computer and its related software, copiers, and fax machines
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record
  • Must have the clean and neat appearance of a business professional

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

N (Not Applicable)    Activity is not applicable to this position.

O (Occasionally)      Position requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) - Position requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) - Position requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)

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Stand F                                                Walk:   F                                  Sit:   F

Manually Manipulate F                    Reach Outward   O                 Reach Above Shoulder O

Climb  O                                             Crawl  N                                 Squat or Kneel F

Bend    O                                             Grasp  O                                Speak F


To apply visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/List/3104/Patrick-Henry-Family-Services-Inc.

Minister for Church Giving

Company: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA

Date posted: June 4, 2018


St Pauls Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia is searching for a development and fund raising professional to be our new Minister for Giving. This part-time leadership position will collaborate with the clergy, staff, and church members to bolster the stewardship activities and perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Update and manage the membership giving data bases (in ACS and Excel).
  2. With the Annual Giving Chair(s), staff the annual giving campaign.
  3. Coordinate and support stewardship initiatives with the initial focus to be on the annual giving campaign, but to eventually grow to encompass a full-fledged development program.
  4. Ensure the web site, e giving, and all technology related financial giving methods are easy to use, and are properly supporting all giving initiatives.
  5. Initiate, develop, coordinate, and execute all stewardship communications including electronic and paper communications.      
  6. Be the point person for all giving related inquiries, follow up, suggestions, and activities.  
  7. Serve as staff liaison for all the church’s Ministry Committees involved in financial giving initiatives. 


Applicants should have at least two to three years of development experience.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Personnel@stpaulsrva.org.

Director of Law School Alumni Relations

Company: University of Richmond

Date posted: June 4, 2018


https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=1536

SUMMARY:

The Director of Law School Alumni Relations is responsible for strategically engaging alumni with each other and with the students, faculty, and staff of the Law School in order to enrich the lives of alumni and to further the strategic goals of the Law School. Through collaboration with faculty, staff, and students, the Director will create and maintain pathways for alumni to participate in the life of the school, which might include programs, panels, and mentorships in addition to opportunities to serve as a school ambassador. The Director also has responsibility for developing, managing, and marketing events targeted at alumni – including reunion, Fall Gathering, and regional events – and for overseeing and managing the Law School Alumni Board.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Alumni Engagement 

  • Establish and build relationships with a wide range of alumni locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally; maintain regular communication with alumni via direct individual contact, email blasts, alumni web pages, and print publications.
  • Design, market, and implement a set of local and regional events that strengthen the connections among alumni and between alumni and the school.
  • Design, market, and manage the annual Law School reunion event, including recruiting and managing volunteers for class committees.
  • Collaborate closely with development colleagues in increasing support from alumni; routinely identify alumni prospects for gifts and assist in the qualification process.
  • Manage the Law School Alumni Board, including planning the biannual meetings of the Board.

Connecting Alumni with Current and Prospective Students

  • Create and maintain pathways to strategically engage alumni in the life of the school.
  • Collaborate with development colleagues, the Career Development Office, the Admissions Office, and others throughout the law school to identify alumni engagement opportunities and to facilitate and/or lead alumni participation in CDO panels and programs, admissions events, moot court and trial advocacy competitions, other student programs, and guest speaker opportunities in classes.
  • Recruit, cultivate, and steward a network of alumni volunteers.
  • Develop a system for tracking alumni volunteer participation, contact, and cultivation, and keep records of contact and participation in central system of record according to advancement policies. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Very strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships.
  • Experience cultivating, developing, and managing volunteers.
  • Creativity, initiative, energy, and professionalism.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Sound judgment, the ability to analyze problems quickly and accurately, and the ability to develop practical and effective solutions to solve a variety of problems.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects effectively.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Solid computer skills, including use of the MSWord Suite and familiarity with web-based software.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, J.D. or L.L.M. strongly preferred;.
  • 3 years cultivating and managing volunteers strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute professional events is required.
  • Experience in higher education administration a plus.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; some evening and weekend work and some travel required

SALARY STRUCTURE:
Pay Grade 7
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.

Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our School of Arts & Sciences anchors Richmond as a nationally ranked liberal arts university. A ranked business school, the nation’s first school of leadership studies, a highly respected law school, a nationally recognized international education program and the community-focused School of Professional and Continuing Studies build on that strong foundation and make this university something unique.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Company: Hampden-Sydney College 

Date posted: May 31, 2018

Founded in 1775, Hampden-Sydney College has been in continuous operation for 243 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The campus’ beautiful 1300 acres are located on the outskirts of the picturesque Farmville, Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond.

Hampden-Sydney is proud of its commitment to the traditional liberal arts and to the education of young men. As small colleges seek to articulate distinctive identities, Hampden-Sydney can boast of a model with proven results: the College graduates men at a rate 9 percent higher than the national average for men at all colleges and universities. Led by President Larry Stimpert, now in his second year at the helm, and guided by the tenets of a strategic vision, the College is well positioned to advocate for significantly increased philanthropic investment from among its passionate, dedicated alumni, parents, and friends.

To continue to build and expand upon its mission of “forming good men and good citizens” Hampden-Sydney College seeks an outstanding leader to serve as its Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.

The Director provides leadership, administration, and planning of a coordinated program of activities, such as social, educational, and recreational events, volunteer opportunities, communications, and services to alumni and parents of current and former students on and off campus, for the purpose of developing mutually beneficial, strong ties between the College and its constituents. As a member of the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Director works closely with Annual Giving, Development, and Advancement Services in maintaining the alumni and parent engagement with the College with a mission to enhance the prospect of philanthropic effect. Furthermore, the Director collaborates with the Office of Marketing and Communication, Admissions Office, the Office of Career Services, and other members of the College community, including the faculty, to successfully carry out the responsibilities of this position.
 

Bachelor degree, preferably from Hampden-Sydney College, along with 1-3 years of previous experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. The Director will be working closely with the rest of the Institutional Advancement team, as well as various departments and constituents, therefore applicants must exhibit both flexible leadership and strong team mentalities. Of particular importance is a dedication to a liberal arts education and the ability to inspire the fullest level of support from staff, campus community, alumni, parents, and others. Candidates that demonstrate exceptional relationship and excellent communication and analytical skills, as well as those with the ability to approach problems with creativity, insight, innovation, and resourcefulness are particularly sought. Computer proficiency, preferably in Microsoft Office, Constituent Relations Management Systems, as well as advanced Content Management Systems, is favored. Furthermore, candidates must be willing to travel as well as to commit to working some evenings and weekends.

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three letters of reference via Interfolio. Address letters to: Ms. Sue V. Carter, Director of Human Resources, Cabell House, PO Box 127, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. Hampden-Sydney College welcomes applications from minority candidates and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Director of Major Gifts

Company: Lynchburg College

Date posted: May 31, 2018


Lynchburg College is seeking an experienced fundraiser and manager for the position of Director of Major Gifts. The successful candidate will manage their own portfolio of prospects and provide overall supervision of the major gifts program, managing relationships and securing support from donors who are capable of making gifts and pledges of $25,000 or more. The ideal candidate will have progressive and successful development experience in major gifts. The individual must have the ability to mentor gift officers and be knowledgeable about the development profession.  Work in higher education is a plus. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and analytical and organization skills required.

Minimum of 5 or more years of individual major gift fundraising, preferably in higher education and two or more years of management experience. Preference to those with Raiser’s Edge database experience.  Ability to work well with key members of the College's internal and external audiences; freedom and willingness to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.

Selected candidate must successfully pass a background check. To apply, please submit a resume, College employment application form, and 3 business references, addressed to:  Human Resources, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501, Fax: 434-544-8658 or email HumanResources@lynchburg.edu. EOE

Lynchburg College is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Lynchburg College strives for a diverse and inclusive community; under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with a multicultural and diverse student body.

Director of Development (Richmond, VA)

Company: The Doorways

Date posted: May 30, 2018


Description: 

The Doorways, whose mission is to provide lodging and support to patients and their loved ones travelling to Richmond for specialized medical treatment, is seeking a highly motivated, results-driven fundraising leader to serve as its Director of Development. This position is responsible for creating and implementing the overall development plan and overseeing all fundraising activities with a primary personal focus on major gifts, event sponsorships and capital campaigns. This position is a member of the Executive Staff and reports directly to the President/CEO.
 

The successful candidate will strengthen The Doorways’ ability to fulfill its mission, improve policy and processes, steward stakeholders, fundraise tenaciously, communicate using brand standards and lead a team to do likewise. He/she must strive for excellence in all deliverables and be professional and confident in his/her approach to working with prospects, donors, community members and other stakeholders. Through the efforts of the Director, the organization’s visibility will be broadened, relationships with donors will be deepened and philanthropic support will be increased.
 

The Director is directly accountable for achieving the overall fundraising goal, working with the Development team, and is personally responsible for meeting goals for major donors, planned giving, special events/sponsorships and capital campaigns (if relevant).

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 10 years’ experience in fundraising at a leadership level. 
  • Individual must be strategic, creative, self-motivated, with excellent organizational and analytical skills. The individual must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Blackbaud/Razor’s Edge is highly preferred.
  • Individual must have direct and proven experience making a positive impact on an organization’s visibility, donor relations and philanthropic support. 


Job Classification:
Fund Development
 

Salary: Competitive based on experience
 

Benefits: Competitive Benefits Package

How to Apply: To apply please email cover letter with salary requirements and resume to careers@TheDoorways.org

Fund Development Director

Company: Neighborhood Resource Center

Date posted: May 30, 2018


This position is a full-time development leadership position, and duties cover the full range of development duties. Priority will be placed on implementing a long-term strategic development plan that calls for nurturing and growing relationships with institutional investors and building the individual giving program. This person oversee record-keeping and acknowledgement of gifts, as well as communicate, cultivate, solicit and steward donors. Will also orchestrate the fund development process that includes coordination of efforts with ED, staff, Board members and stakeholders to accomplish our goals.

 

Leadership and Strategic Direction

  • Assist ED to analyze potential for support and set priorities for development activity
  • Implement center strategic plan for development
  • Develop annual fundraising goals (these need not all be financial) and a detailed operating plan

 

Communications

  • Communicate NRC mission and vision through all available channels
  • Stewardship – feedback to donors on what they made possible
  • Annual report – compile agency programmatic data and pair with fundraising data for publication of annual report

 

Individual and Corporate Fundraising

  • Identify, research prospects and links to Board members
  • Inspire and motivate Board members, staff and donors toward giving to NRC
  • Separate prospects into groups for personalized vs. mail/email solicitation; identify other segments that can be managed to make mail solicitations more personal
  • Train Board and staff on motivation for giving and techniques for cultivation and stewardship
  • Act as staff support for the Board of Directors Fund Development Committee
  • Organize schedule of cultivation and opportunities to give
  • When the organization is ready, initiate planned giving as part of major gifts

 

Infrastructure/Administrative – Assist ED and Operations Director with following tasks:

  • Maintain current file of articles of incorporation, 501(c)(3) letter, registration with Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, any professional certifications required, audited financial statements for the last three years, current operating budget, Board of Directors and their affiliations
  • Produce and distribute regular development reports
  • Develop and update a manual of development policies and procedures
  • Produce mailings along with Development Assistant and Marketing consult
  • Organize meetings related to fund development activities, i.e. fund development committee, retreats, event planning, etc. – schedule by phone and email, secure location, print agendas, organize refreshments, distribute materials
  • Help remind the ED, volunteers and Board members of agreed upon activities
  • Maintain hard files on donors and prospects
  • Reconcile development reports with accounting
  • Maintain a grant application and reporting calendar with oversight for all foundation and corporate grant submissions.

 

Provide leadership and coordination for the NRC Fund Development Team:

  • Marketing & Communications consultant
  • Sponsorship & Events consultant
  • Grant Writer
  • Development Assistant

 

Position requirements:

Accountability

This position does not supervise other staff members. Incumbent must be able to work independently with little supervision and be able to make decisions regarding events independently. Reports directly to the Executive Director.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking. Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers. Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism. Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision. Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality. Bachelor’s degree preferred; significant work experience in administrative management, financial development or event management can substitute for the degree. At least 3 years’ experience with proposal writing, financial development, executive support, or event coordination preferred. Working knowledge of Salesforce as a fundraising database is desirable.

 

Physical Requirements

Must be able to sit for long periods of time, be able to lift and stow materials up to 35 lbs. and be able to bend, stoop and reach. It is important for the Development Director to have access to a car.
 

This position is a full-time position, to start immediately. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Please email cover letter and resume, which should include references to hire@nrccafe.org