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Executive Director

Company: The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge 

Date posted: February 14, 2019

Chapter Overview

The First Tee was created in 1997 by the World Golf Foundation to provide young people of all ethnic and economic backgrounds an opportunity to develop, through golf and character education, life-enhancing values such as honesty, integrity and sportsmanship. By engaging young people in a combination of life skills, leadership and golf activities, they also are exposed to positive traits that will help them achieve success in life.

Founded in April 2016, The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge services Charlottesville city, Albemarle County, and its six surrounding counties. Since its inception, the organization has reached 7,880 children annually thanks to successful partnerships with 17 elementary schools, 5 Boys and Girls Club Centers, 3 golf course partners, and many community organizations.


Mission Statement

To positively impact the lives of all young people by providing transformational, educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.


Reports to

Board of Directors


Program Director

Employment Status

Full Time, Exempt

Job Summary

The Executive Director works with the Board of Directors and other staff to develop, implement, and evaluate programs, services and activities that fulfill the mission and goals of The First Tee. The Executive Director is accountable for the successful management and operation of the business of the Chapter.


Duties and Responsibilities

Board Interaction:

  • Share in the development of the strategic plan and oversee its implementation
  • Develop the fundraising strategy and oversee its implementation
  • Co-develop the agenda for all board and committee meetings, and prepare and present items as required
  • Attend board and committee meetings


  • Support the development of the strategic direction of the program plan and oversee its implementation
  • Oversee the development of key elements of the program plan, i.e. class schedule, training plan, instruction and reporting requirements
  • Track and report on Chapter’s success reaching target population of at-risk youth


  • Develop the fundraising strategy for capital, operating and programming needs and oversee its implementation
  • Execute the fundraising strategy, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors and businesses
  • Research, manage and write grant applications
  • Manage donor database
  • Oversee planning and execution of fundraising events

Public Relations/Communication/Events

  • Serve as Chapter ambassador and “face” of the organization, expanding The First Tee’s visibility, reach and influence throughout greater central Virginia
  • Develop and oversee all communication activities, policies and material
  • Convey the Chapter’s brand image to the public
  • Establish and nurture critical relationships i.e. donors, community leaders, partners, other chapters, media and parents
  • Manage relationship with The First Tee National, including reporting requirements, metric tracking and meeting attendance

Financial, Administrative and Staffing

  • Develop, manage and report on the financial performance of the chapter
  • Create and manage the capital and operating budget, including monitoring receipts and disbursements
  • Maintain legal and accounting compliance according to 501(c)3 requirements
  • Effectively manage operations and administration of the business
  • Build, manage and motivate a high performance team that supports growth


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and passion for the goals and philosophy of The First Tee
  • Passion for working with children, especially at-risk youth
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to be adaptable
  • Proven ability to effectively manage a team, organization or business
  • Proven ability to build and nurture a world class team
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Capable of establishing, building and nurturing critical relationships
  • Experience in program development, management, execution and evaluation
  • Demonstrated fundraising capability
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work occasional nights and/or weekends


To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to by March 15, 2019. Position open until filled.


The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates. The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from persons of all backgrounds.

Director of Development

Company: Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP)

Date posted: February 11, 2019

Location: Charlottesville, VA

AHIP believes that everyone should be safe at home. Every year, we help Charlottesville and Albemarle households with critical home repairs—emergency repairs, rehabs, and energy-efficiency upgrades—to help make homes safer, healthier, and more affordable, and to preserve and protect affordable homes and local neighborhoods. Last fiscal year, AHIP helped 148 households with critical home repairs. AHIP has a staff of 24 and an annual budget of just over $3 million.

AHIP seeks an energetic, experienced, and dynamic Director of Development to lead and oversee implementation of all resource development efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for aligning fundraising with programmatic goals and marketing activities, strengthening and accelerating a major donor program, and overseeing institutional fundraising, events, in-kind and community partnerships, and annual and planned giving efforts. If you are an enthusiastic and creative development professional committed to our mission and someone who thrives in a collaborative and fluid work environment, we encourage you to apply.

Primary responsibilities

  • Develops and oversees implementation of AHIP’s annual development strategy and plan, working with the Executive Director, Director of Marketing & Communications Director, and Director of Programs to set priorities and strategize approach
  • Leads major donor efforts of the organization, identifying prospective individual and institutional prospects and developing strategies to cultivate, establish, and sustain philanthropic partnerships
  • Oversees research on donors, foundations, and grant opportunities; manages the grants calendar and has oversight for all submissions including follow-up reports; and works with other team members to develop submissions and to support their writing of grants and reports
  • Works with Development Manager to prioritize, schedule, and staff fundraising and cultivation events in keeping with annual development strategy
  • Works in partnership with the Director of Marketing & Communications to align development with communications and marketing efforts, in terms of ongoing strategy and on specific projects
  • Offers creative and active leadership for the organization at large

Skills, knowledge, abilities

  • Three to five years of development management experience that has included major donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship as well as oversight of grant submissions
  • Exceptional interpersonal, relationship-building, and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with donor databases (Bloomerang experience a plus, but not required)
  • Bachelor’s degree

View the full position description and workplace details at:

To apply

Please email cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary expectations to Jennifer Jacobs, Executive Director, at The deadline to apply is March 8, 2019.

Director of Fund Development

Company: Better Housing Coalition

Date posted: February 8, 2019

The Better Housing Coalition is a regional leader in affordable housing development and management. Since 1988, the organization has evolved into the region’s largest nonprofit community development corporation. BHC creates high-quality homes for residents of modest means, and empowers them with programs and tools to help them reach their fullest potential, at all stages of life. The Better Housing Coalition owns and manages more than 1,400 apartments located in the city of Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield counties. In order to accomplish our mission, it is essential for BHC to attract and retain energetic and knowledgeable employees who share its values.


If you are interested in helping BHC achieve their goals, please apply for the position of Director of Fund Development to grow philanthropic gifts to the organization. The Director of Fund Development oversees and advances BHC’s individual giving strategy, including annual fund, major gifts and planned gifts; enhances corporate and foundation relationships and grant strategy; and forecasts endowment campaigns and future capital needs. The Director of Fund Development is a strategic member of the External Affairs team and will work collaboratively with fund development and communications colleagues, board members, key senior staff and volunteers to support all aspects of the organization’s annual, capital, endowment campaigns and priorities. The Director of Fund Development reports to the Vice President, External Affairs.


Please visit for a full job description.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum of five (5) years of professional fund development or related experience with increasing levels of responsibility. Experience with capital campaigns preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract and increase philanthropic gifts.
  • Ability to forge strategic relationships with a variety of diverse individuals and funding partners at all giving levels.
  • High level of initiative, creativity, sensitivity and motivation required. Candidate must possess resourcefulness, a high degree of flexibility and problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to manage multiple fund development initiatives, both independently and within a team setting.
  • Excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills. Excellent verbal, writing, and editing skills.
  • Strong public speaking skills and the ability to craft persuasive oral and written presentations.
  • Experience with database management, eTapestry a plus.

Campaign Associate

Company: David P. King Fundraising Counsel, LLC

Date posted: January 24, 2019

Location: Richmond area

Background: I am hiring a Campaign Associate to provide support for my work as a fundraising consultant. I have been in fundraising for 30 years; since 2012, I have consulted on my own. My work is throughout Virginia and national. I design, set up, and conduct capital campaigns. I also conduct pre-campaign preparation work: research, case development, feasibility study, board development, campaign plan, campaign leadership recruiting and training, budgeting.

Required: Bachelors degree and 5 years of experience in a non-profit development office. Must have experience in (or close exposure to) fundraising basics, including research, donor database, appeals, grants-writing, major gifts, corporate/business, budgeting, marketing, social media, events. Close attention to detail. Ability to work with people. 

Campaign Associate will work from his/her own office. Competitive salary. Part-time position to start, flexible schedule. Potential to grow to full time. Employee must provide own benefits. Some travel involved.


David King

3023 Kensington Avenue

Richmond, VA 23221

(804) 539-1818

Development Officer Strategic Gifts

Company: Westminster Canterbury Richmond Foundation

Date posted: January 16, 2019

The Development Officer Strategic Gifts will initiate and maintain positive relationships in the internal and external communities and gain financial support through fundraising in accordance with AFP ethical standards, current Federal and State laws and regulations and with the policies and practices of Westminster Canterbury Richmond and Foundation. Build relationships with donors and prospective donors, effectively communicating opportunities for support in order to accomplish our mission and meet the goals of the Foundation and the Vibrant Vision campaign.

 Manage a portfolio of assigned donors and prospects focusing on strategic and planned gifts; develop and implement cultivation, stewardship and solicitation strategies; build relationships with donors and prospective donors leading toward defined fundraising outcomes
 Work closely with Foundation Board and Committees to accomplish goals, particularly with Trustees who share donor assignments
 Prepare written grants and proposals for donor consideration as assigned
 Participate in department’s communication plans, taking part in preparing communications related to fundraising needs
 Coordinate with team regarding donors who support multiple areas of giving, with an emphasis on collaboration and mutual respect
 Participate actively as a team member in special events for the Foundation
 Work as part of a full, collaborative team, striving to help the team meet goals. Engage colleagues from throughout the organization to steward donors and demonstrate appreciation and collegiality for all.
 In coordination with Director Resource Development, seek and plan ongoing training to enhance skills in fundraising, planned giving and leadership.

 Bachelor’s Degree
 Five to seven years of experience in philanthropy

 Experience in a Continuing Care Retirement Community
 CFRE or related certification

Shift(s): Full Time 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

As one of Richmond’s Top 50 Employers, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package along with perks including an onsite gym, fitness classes, on site banking, and award winning on-site child education and care with a generous employee discount.

For a detailed job description and to apply, visit our website at


Company: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Date posted: January 16, 2019


Direct Supervisor:


Advancement Director, Alice Baker






Job Category:


Category 1




Richmond, VA


Travel Required:


Limited, Local in Central VA


Level/Salary Range:


Commensurate with experience








Position Type:




Date Posted:


January 14, 2019


Posting Expires:


Until Filled

Garden Overview

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was founded in 1984 as a community oriented, nonprofit garden. After 33 years, the Garden now encompasses 82 acres, four lakes, 5,500 unique taxa of plants within 15 distinct outdoor gardens, 11 major buildings including a conservatory and greenhouse, plus an 80-acre branch site, the Lewis Ginter Nature Reserve. In 2017 we welcomed, taught, energized, and engaged over 400,000 guests with stunning botanical displays, inspiring exhibitions, entertaining activities, and over 800 formal and informal education offerings. We embarked on new and promising community engagement initiatives through the Beautiful RVA movement. We updated the strategic plan and continued priority project planning within the scope of the 2016 master site plan. Our 100 full- and part-time staff joined with 650 volunteers and 13,000 member households to live into the Garden’s mission to connect people through plants to improve communities.

We do this through a broad variety of mission related activities and enterprise business services. We try to pattern ourselves on extraordinary programs and institutions nationwide, and where there are no examples, we intend to lead. We aspire to be a Garden that is representative in every way of the diverse community we serve.


Job Description

The Associate Director of Development will collaborate on all aspects of the Garden’s development initiatives. S/he will develop and execute Annual Fund and Membership strategies to provide steady and significant growth in both. Membership personnel will report directly to the Associate Director of advancement. The Associate Director of Advancement will identify Annual Giving donors for greater engagement with Lewis Ginter. S/he will manage a portfolio of 50-75 individuals through a moves management-style process and develop a comprehensive program of focused solicitation strategies to convincingly present the Garden’s priorities and cases for support. The Associate Director of Advancement will develop engagement, fundraising and personalized stewardship plans for donors of $5,000+ and will be responsible for securing major gifts to the Garden.

The Associate Director of Advancement reports to the Advancement Director.

The successful candidate will be a development professional with broad-based knowledge of all development functions. S/he will possess a thorough knowledge of best practice in development and will have experience in multiple development functions. The successful candidate will have a work history that demonstrates creative, innovative approaches to Annual Fund design and donor cultivation with a proven record of success in securing lead annual fund gifts.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and execute AF and Membership campaigns meeting revenue and donor/member target goals
  • Supervise Membership personnel
  • Oversight of all financial reconciliation with the Finance Department, including the annual audit
  • Assume additional responsibilities as assigned for the Advancement Director
  • Manage a portfolio of 50-75 prospects including the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts with written engagement and focused solicitation strategies for the core 33% of constituents in the portfolio
  • Actively engage in the greater Richmond Community to identify new prospects and expand the Garden’s donor community while continually building the portfolio
  • Using a moves management-style platform, continually monitor the portfolio to ensure healthy segments in all stages
  • Work independently and creatively to match donor interests with Garden priorities
  • Develop written funding proposals as appropriate
  • Engage existing and new donors in discussions regarding gift opportunities that align with Garden priorities
  • Work with Garden colleagues to strengthen the donors’ ties to the Garden
  • Maintain detailed records of all donor contact and information in our Raiser’s Edge database


Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support all Office of Advancement events for donors and the Greater Richmond Community
  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual Report
  • Proactively seek additional responsibility and duties from the Advancement Director


Each employee of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  • Must comply with provisions of the current Employee Handbook, all published personnel policies and the requirements of their individual job descriptions
  • Must conduct herself or himself and perform all duties in a manner consistent with a public garden serving multigenerational and multicultural individuals and families, and in accordance with directed practices and procedures
  • Must be aware of surroundings and vigilant to threats to the safety of visitors, volunteers, and staff or to security of their property, ensuring that all concerns are reported promptly
  • Must report all mishaps, injuries, and incidents immediately and ultimately in writing to supervisor(s) and to the Executive Director
  • Must ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations
  • Must perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


Physical Demands / Working Conditions

  • Must be able to walk the Garden’s campus frequently in most weather conditions
  • Must be able to work varying hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Provide assistance in setting up and breaking down Advancement events such as the annual Splendor Gala

Note: Duties described above, other duties and physical demands have been identified as essential.


Education and Experience

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of successful fundraising experience with both annual fund and major gift experience preferred
  • Personal commitment to the fundraising industry as evidenced by work ethic and high standards of best practice
  • Advanced problem solving skills, demonstrated by having developed successful solutions to fundraising challenges in previous positions
  • Experience in deploying fundraising metrics and tracking and analyzing results
  • Demonstrated success in expanding a donor portfolio
  • Proven ability to work effectively both within a team and on individual projects
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective AF and Membership materials tailored to varying segments            
  • Experience utilizing social media and technology to engage donors and secure gifts
  • Working knowledge of fundraising donor databases, with Raiser’s Edge experience preferred



Please submit Cover Letter, Resume and two Annual Fund Appeals to Advancement Director Alice Baker at:

Grants Officer

Company: Science Museum of Virginia Foundation  

Date posted: January 14, 2019

The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation is currently seeking a full time Grants Officer. Duties include prospect research, cultivation, grant writing, stewardship and grant reporting for foundations to achieve the Science Museum of Virginia’s capital campaign and operating goals.  Works with museum educators and staff to fulfill all application and reporting requirements. Provides working linkage between grant opportunities and museum needs.  Establishes process for communicating and tracking grant execution schedules and application deadlines. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills and at least 3-5 year proven track record of success in securing grants from a range of sources, including competitive federal government grant programs, private foundations, local businesses and Fortune 500 companies; awareness of current trends in corporate philanthropy; familiarity with local grant sources and ability manage these and to identify new sources through prospect research and management tools and techniques. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and foundation research programs required, familiarity with fundraising database preferred.

The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

The Science Museum of Virginia Foundation offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. 

To be considered please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and writing samples of three successful grants to No calls, please.


Company: Virginia United Methodist Foundation (VUMF) 

Date posted: January 13, 2019

The Virginia United Methodist Foundation (VUMF) provides stewardship education and manages assets for local churches, districts and agencies of the Virginia United Methodist Conference. Through its Grants Fund, the Foundation makes strategic awards to support projects, ministries and initiatives throughout the Conference that have the capacity or potential to enrich ministries in local churches and/or affiliated agencies, expand the outreach and ministry into the community, and enhance the ministry impact of United Methodist churches throughout the Virginia Conference.

In addition to the Foundation, the President will oversee the Virginia United Methodist Development Company (DevCo) and the Virginia United Methodist Real Estate Management Company (REMCO). DevCo was established as a financial service ministry of the Foundation to provide a funding source for loans to United Methodist churches, institutions and other related organizations within the Virginia Conference, which may include retirement communities, colleges and other affiliates of the United Methodist Church. These loans may include, but are not solely limited to, mortgage loans, renovation and construction loans, building and land acquisition loans, and other capital investment loans. REMCO assists donors with transferring personal assets or real estate to Methodist churches and affiliations of the Virginia United Methodist Conference. In addition, REMCO can manage the transfer of properties on behalf of owners and maintain consistent requirements in accordance with owners’ desires.

VUMF seeks a proven nonprofit leader with at least five years of progressive leadership experience and a passion for the Foundation’s mission. The selected candidate will be a visionary with strong strategic planning experience and skills. Experience in foundation work/philanthropy and fundraising is preferable, though not a requirement. The selected candidate will have deep management experience and be a battletested leader. Strong financial acumen is a must.

The successful candidate will serve as the primary external representative of the Virginia United Methodist Foundation and will be a relationship-based leader, comfortable with being the face of the organization, skilled in coalition building and working with diverse stakeholders, practiced at public speaking, and able to understand the nuances of the United Methodist church and a faith-based organization. An ability to build on the Foundation’s reputation as a responsive, accessible, and trusted partner is a necessity.

Personal qualifications include the interest and ability to build a strong, supportive culture and to both manage and lead within the organization. A creative, intuitive thinker with high emotional intelligence, flexible personality, and strong resiliency will serve the organization well. The selected candidate will be self-confident but also authentic and a person who exhibits servant leadership. The ability to foster transparent, honest communication, internally and externally, will be required and highly valued.

A bachelor’s degree is required from an accredited college or university; a master’s degree is desirable.

To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at

For information about Virginia United Methodist Foundation, visit

Director of Institutional Advancement

Company: The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

Date posted: January 4, 2019

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Commonwealth’s only museum dedicated specifically to contemporary art, is seeking a seasoned development professional for the newly created position of Director of Institutional Advancement. This position will play a vital role in propelling the museum forward as it enters a new and dynamic stage in its growth. The Director of Institutional Advancement will be charged with the successful planning and execution of an annual and strategic development plan, ensuring optimal resources to serve the mission, programs, and operations of MOCA.

A full job description can be found here:

The successful candidate will have 8+ years of increased responsibilities in the development field, with demonstrated success in securing five and six figure major gifts. Proven managerial effectiveness and leadership is required as are excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Must be able to think and to plan long-term regarding revenue streams. The Director of Institutional Advancement must be highly self-motivated and work well independently, while also working in tandem with other department directors and the Executive Director.



  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent decision-making, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility
  • High degree of ethics and discretion
  • Results-oriented: Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, goal oriented, and accountable environment
  • Strategic thinker
  • A passion for the visual arts and a commitment to the mission of MOCA


APPLICATION INFORMATION: Please send a resume, cover letter, and salary requirement to No phone calls please.

MOCA employs an inclusive work environment and actively embraces diversity in its staffing, ideas, direction and experiences. We highly encourage people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups to apply.

MOCA is a nonprofit institution founded in 1952 to foster awareness, exploration, and understanding of the significant art of our time. Regularly changing exhibitions feature painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video, and other visual media from internationally acclaimed artists as well as artists of national and regional renown. By balancing its four primary activities—gallery exhibitions, studio art classes, educational outreach programs, and outdoor art shows—MOCA seeks to involve a diverse regional public in the rich and active language of contemporary visual art. For more information, please visit