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Development Director, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

Date Posted: 12/10/2018
CONNECTICUT RIVERS COUNCIL                                                                                                                                        BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA  
                                                                                             POSITION DESCRIPTION
                 Title: Development Director                                                                                                        Title Code No: 7074
                 Job Family: Commissioned Professional                                                                                       Level: G2 Job Salary Grade: 4
                 Incumbent: TBD                                                                                                                        Date of employment in this position: TBD
                 Position reports to: Director of Development
                 Description                                                                                                                               Date Prepared:
                 Prepared by: ________________________________ (Signature)

                 Approved by ________________________________                                                                  Date Approved: (Signature)

I. Position Concept
Responsible for fundraising, campaign management, fundraising events, prospecting, and closing short and longer-term donations.

II. Essential Functions (Principal Responsibilities)
Responsible to the council budgets success by renewing approximately $350,000 of existing donors annually. Responsible for actively cultivating and soliciting new funding opportunities and development strategies for a broader base of donors (est. securing $26,000 of new money annually). Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and acquisition of major gifts through finance/endowment committees. Responsible for identifying potential grant opportunities and prepare the written proposals for those opportunities. Maintains and applies tax law information regarding philanthropy. Attend functions as directed by the Council’s Director of Development.

III. Other Related Activities (Special Responsibilities)
Attend continuing education workshops, classes and seminars to achieve or maintain the CFRE certification.

IV. Work Relationships, Supervision, Volunteer Relations
Recognize the importance of a close and harmonious working relationship with all volunteers.

                                                                                                             Direct                       Indirect
Special Events Committees                                                                                                         6
District Key Three Leadership                                                                                                      8
District Development Committees                                                                                              48

V. Machines Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices, Software
Automobile & light trucks, telephone, fax machine, computer & computer programs, printer, copy machine, camping equipment, display panels, audio/video equipment, and electronic presentation equipment.

VI. Physical Activity
Climbing     Balancing     Stooping      Kneeling     Crouching
Crawling     Reaching      Standing      Walking      Pushing
Pulling        Lifting          Fingering     Grasping    Talk   Hearing
Repetitive Motions

VII. Physical Requirements
Light Work

VIII. Mental Demands
Reading             Problem Solving         Multiple Concurrent Tasks
Stress                Math                         Verbal Communication
Detail Work        Reasoning                 Written Communication
Training             Language                  Customer Contact
Confidentiality    Constant Interruptions

IX. Working Conditions
The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.

X. Position Qualifications:

Education Level: Bachelors                       Experience: 2-3 years +
Education: Required                                  Certifications/License: __________

Certification License 1: CFRE desirable
Certification License 2: __________________
Certification License 3: __________________

Other Qualifications: Commissioned Professional or non-commissioned career professional XI. Management:

Manager Yes                              Total Direct Report: 0

XII. Compensation
  • Salary Range: $45K-60K
  • Benefits to include: Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Accident Insurances and 403 matches up to 6%.
  • Eye Care, Dependent Medical, Life and Accident insurance available.
  • PTO starting at 2 days per month
  • Paid Preapproved Training opportunities
  • 14 Paid holidays
  • Mileage reimbursements for business travel
Send cover letter and resumes to

Director of Foundation Relations, Goodwin College

Date Posted: 12/10/2018

Job Details
Level: Experienced
Job Location: East Hartford, CT
Position Type: Full Time

Under the direction of the Director of College Initiatives, the Director of Foundation Relations is focused on the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors to the Goodwin College Foundation at the $1000+ level. Responsible for quantifiable goals for visits, asks and money raised. Participates as needed in support of all functions of the Development Team including Alumni Relations, Annual Fund, Events and Stewardship.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Identifies, cultivates and solicits prospects for leadership gifts to support the College development initiatives.
  • Plans and coordinates strategies to develop donors and contributions and build relationships in the community.
  • Captures all relevant prospect data in the College system (eTapestry), and conducts Moves Management theories for all assigned prospects.
  • Assists in all stewardship activity for major gift prospects, working with the Manager of Events & Stewardship.
  • Attends College and community gatherings as needed.
  • Supports the College Foundation as required.
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-10 years of fundraising/sales/marketing in a nonprofit environment.
  • Strong self-management skills; able to work independently to achieve goals.
  • Work with computer applications for prospect management and donor contact.
Interested applicants should submit their resumes/cover letter to


Date Posted: 11/07/2018
Reports to: President & CEO

Position Overview:

Reporting to and in partnership with the President & CEO, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts as the Community Foundation of Middlesex County continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build and grow the development function.


  • Develop and execute, with the President & CEO, the Community Foundation’s annual fundraising plan.
  • Secure financial support and sponsorships from individuals, foundations, and corporations and manage all administrative aspects of such efforts.
  • Manage the donor component of the FIMS processing/fundraising database and tracking system.
  • Create and execute a strategy for a sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Oversee all aspects of special events, including fundraising and volunteer coordination.
  • Expand and oversee the Community Foundation’s Leadership Circle efforts.
  • Establish an effective research and communications program for prospective donors and supporters.
  • Oversee grant solicitations including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Expand the planned giving program.
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities; create and maintain gift recognition programs.
  • Staff Board Development Committee meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

  • Bachelor’s degree; minimum of 5 years’ experience in development.
  • Must embrace the mission of the Community Foundation.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, Board members and other volunteers.
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  • Display a positive, professional attitude; show concern for people and community; demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening skills.
  • Commitment to providing high quality service to donors, colleagues, volunteers and grantees.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Exceptional computer skills; thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Experience with data bases necessary, as well as the ability to learn new applications with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with Constant Contact and social media vehicles, particularly in the business or nonprofit arenas.
  • Strong knowledge of office procedures and the ability to prioritize and manage a great variety of tasks and projects.
  • Ability to assume responsibilities on a proactive basis.
  • Desire to work in a team-based, collegial, hands-on environment.
  • Ability to think creatively and find new and innovative approaches to reaching out to donors and sponsors.

Applicants should provide a cover letter describing why this position is of interest, as well as outlining specific qualifications for this position. Application materials should include salary requirements and a detailed resume. Materials may be mailed or e-mailed to:

Cynthia Clegg
President and CEO
49 Main Street
Middletown, CT 06457

The Community Foundation of Middlesex County is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

For more information about the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, please visit our website:

Development Associate, The Connecticut Audubon Society

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Office Associate takes immediate direction from the Director of Development with supplemental direction from the Director of Membership.

The primary responsibilities are:
  • Oversee the swift and accurate processing of gifts and acknowledgements
  • Coordinate the execution of the Annual Fund appeal and planned giving newsletter
  • Ensure the accuracy of the donor database in Raiser’s Edge
  • Welcome and educate office walk-in visitors and callers
  • Overview of Responsibilities:
  • Create and reconcile monthly online gift reports
  • Develop annual fund solicitation strategy and calendar in context of competing fundraisers
  • Write and edit two interim appeals and one year-end annual fund appeal in collaborative process
  • Coordinate annual fund appeal printing and mailing, managing vendor production within budget constraints
  • Coordinate the matching gift program, including promoting and tracking matching organizations
  • Support the coordination and promotion of Migration Madness online system, donations and volunteer updates
  • Interact with donors on phone or by email as needed
  • Assist the Director of Communications and Grants Manager with posting grant awards on website and social media, as needed
  • Coordinate with Gift Entry and Acknowledgement Associate to ensure accuracy of donor records in Raiser’s Edge
  • Coordinate with Gift Entry and Acknowledgement Associate to ensure timely and accurate gift entry and acknowledgement
  • Generate segmented donor and contact lists for appeals, engagement outreach, annual report recognition, etc. in Raiser’s Edge
  • Produce customized donor correspondence through Microsoft mail merge and Raiser’s Edge, using lists produced from Raiser’s Edge queries
  • Manage welcome series mailing campaign for new donors
  • Open support tickets with Raiser’s Edge and SMB as necessary and follow through until satisfactory resolution is reached
  • Proactively identify opportunities for systems and workflow improvements, recognizing problems and recommending solutions
  • Keep inventory of development and membership supplies; reorder when necessary
  • Assist with projects and special events as needed
  • Greet and serve our constituents in pleasant and efficient manner
  • Serve as Raiser’s Edge support for centers
  • Other duties as necessary
Responsibilities and Duties
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Raiser’s Edge experience with motivation to become resident Raiser’s Edge expert in an environment that offers extensive educational support
  • High proficiency using MS Office software, especially Excel and Word
  • Qualifications and Skills
  • Demonstrated Skills:
  • Strong customer service abilities and pleasant demeanor
  • Show initiative to deepen existing relationships and build new ones with donors
  • Be resourceful in solving problems and learning new skills when presented with daily challenges
  • Manage time and multi-task effectively
  • Perform job with sense of urgency
  • Prepare clear and concise correspondence, reports, solicitations, descriptive articles, etc.
  • Pay rigorous attention to detail and be personally accountable for outcomes
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Operate with high professional standards
  • Use various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Raiser’s Edge, at high proficiency
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal skills
  • Drive for excellence and achieving goals
  • Accept direction in cooperative, flexible manner
  • Collaborate with diverse group of individuals and teams
  • Basic graphic design experience a plus
Send resume and cover letter to Joyce Leiz, Director of Development at
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Fairfield, CT
Salary: $40,000
Required education: Bachelor's
Required experience: Raiser's Edge: 1 year

Senior Development Manager, JDRF

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

Senior Development Manager
• Farmington, CT, USA
• Full-time

Company Description
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit

As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease.

Job Description
The Senior Development Manager role is a great opportunity to join a National nonprofit with a strong Chapter team and work closely with the Development Director and local leadership, regional teams and an outstanding group of volunteers to increase the reach and impact of the Chapters Peer 2 Peer (P2P) fundraising program.

The Senior Development Manager will manage, evaluate, and expand the One Walk and Ride to Cure campaigns that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and grow the Chapter’s revenue through increased corporate, individual, volunteer, and other community involvement. He or she will organize and coordinate appropriate committees with volunteers to expand fundraising and non-fundraising programs.

Other responsibilities include:
• Serve as a key staff member in implementing the strategic direction and purpose of the Chapters P2P program.
• Collaborate with an outstanding team of local staff as well as national/regional staff resources to ensure the Chapter’s growth and success, discuss best
   practices, and share new ideas.
• Help develop and implement strategies for chapter P2P fundraising activities to sustain continued growth, maximum penetration of core market areas and
   opportunities for expansion where appropriate.
• Provide management and active leadership for P2P development activities such as corporate partnership development, volunteer leadership development,
   marketing, and communication and education programs.
• Identify, build, and steward relationships with community, civic and corporate leaders as an integral part of volunteer and donor prospect development and
   engagement in JDRF activities.
• Manage and continually develop assigned volunteer committees providing leadership, cultivation, acknowledgement, material support, and assistance in
   building and implementing committee plans.
• Maintain accurate and complete financial records for campaigns, and help ensure that the logistics and budget/timelines are met for all P2P campaigns.
• Utilize social media to increase visibility and promote P2P programs and events.
• Assist in identifying, cultivating and stewarding major donors.
• Ensure personal accountability for meeting deadlines and responding to volunteers and other department requests.

• Five+ years of fundraising experience or relevant business/volunteer experience.
• Two+ years of supervisory experience.
• Knowledge of both special event and P2P fundraising activities is a must.
• Must be an independent, self-starter while also being collaborative and an amazing team player
• Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
• Ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers.
• Significant computer literacy. Proficiency with Excel and fundraising software preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience required. Master’s degree or CFRE a plus.
• Ability to travel locally required. Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed.

Additional information
If you’d like to join our team, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to JDRF by clicking the job URL
JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Specialist, Individual Giving (NAT3003), National MS Society

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

National MS Society

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move their lives forward. We partner with volunteers to accomplish our work. Staff members engage volunteers through effective and timely communications, facilitating meaningful opportunities, and continually seeking and providing feedback for reciprocal growth and learning.

Job Summary
Potential office work location: Hartford, CT or Boston, MA area

The Individual Giving Specialist provides multiple-market support to Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine responsible for raising $4,453,237.

The Specialist strategically engages a pipeline of new and retained prospects through a defined portfolio of donors giving at the $500-$2,500 level. This position actively works a portfolio to create meaningful interactions including gift solicitation and stewardship. This position plays an active role on relationship management teams to develop and support moves management planning for all assigned prospects.

This position facilitates donor events across multiple markets by compiling mailing lists, tracking RSVP's, coordinating all event communications, determining venues, managing invoices, uploading interactions, providing donor research and creating all pre and post-event reporting.

The Specialist oversees Individual Giving data administration by tracking and uploading all team interactions, assigning relationship managers in the database, conducting prospect research utilizing a suite of resources and pulling defined reports from the reporting system.

This position serves as the primary customer service contact for all Individual Giving related inquiries for the defined market area, helping to answer questions and direct donors to resources.

Travel in and to assigned markets is required, as well as attending weekend and evening donor functions.

1. Active Portfolio Management
• Manage defined pipeline of new and retained donors through meaningful interactions and execution of appropriate relationship building steps to increase 
   Individual Giving revenue.
• Actively identify top relationships within portfolio to strategically align moves management plans.
• Regularly research, qualify and assign donors to portfolio through defined processes to determine individuals with capacity and propensity.
• Engage with donors in a variety of ways to identify specific donor interests and deepen their connection to the organization.
• Execute assigned weekly donor thank you calls.
• Participate in all relationship management meetings to facilitate collaboration.
• Work collaboratively with Individual Giving Staff and the market management team as well as key market volunteers to identify, cultivate and solicit donors.

2. Event Management
• Facilitate donor events across multiple markets by compiling mailing lists, tracking RSVP's, coordinating all event communications, determining venues,
   managing invoices, uploading interactions, providing donor research and creating all pre and post-event reporting.
• Provide onsite event support such as venue assessments, event logistics, organization of all event materials, coordination of registration tables and strategic
   donor engagement.
• Provide personalized outreach to assigned donors.

3. Administration
• Actively review and upload all team interactions.
• Assign relationship managers in the system and serve as primary contact for market team's relationship assignments.
• Conduct prospect research utilizing a suite of resources.
• Pull defined reports from the reporting system.

4. Customer Service
• Manage the intake of Individual Giving customer service calls and distribute to other staff when necessary.

5. Volunteer Engagement
• Increase the number of Society volunteers, recognizing and recruiting talent (Managing Relationships, Being Open and Receptive)
• Engage volunteers, effectively communicating and facilitating meaningful opportunities across all functions. (Communication)
• Partner with volunteers to accomplish our work. (Getting Work Done through Others, Getting Organized, Managing Work Processes, and Overcoming
• Cultivate volunteers, seeking and providing feedback and sharing opportunities for reciprocal growth and learning. We recognize the contributions of all
   volunteers. (Communication, Inspiring Others, People Management, Learning, Being Open and Receptive)


Minimum Education/Experience:
• BA/BS or equivalent years experience
• 3 years of nonprofit fundraising experience required. Time management, relationship management, event management, data management, organization,
   communication and collaboration skills required. Ability and confidence to communicate with prospects and donors is essential.
• Must be an action-oriented, energetic professional with the following attributes: a track record of building donor and volunteer relationships; entrepreneurial
   spirit; skilled at inspiring, influencing and engaging people; high emotional intelligence; collegial, collaborative and accessible; excellent listening skills,
   passion for the mission.
• Ability to create and utilize donor prospecting and management tools including CRM software, Wealth Engine, moves management, donor briefing documents,
• Strong writing skills including proposal and report writing, as well as internal and external communications with attention to detail.
• Knowledge of industry standards, current trends, and best practices.
• Results driven style and proven track record of fundraising/sales success.
• Experience and knowledge in mid-major level donor fundraising.
• Strong understanding of moves management planning and the donor life cycle.


• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Database management, Knowledge of Salesforce and/or CRM systems is a plus.
• Project Management knowledge
• Strong relationship building skills
• Motivated individual who can deliver on goals
• Ability to quickly build credibility within and outside of the organization and make an immediate contribution to accomplishing key priorities
• Creative and energetic individual who functions well within a fast-paced, team environment, which includes cross-department collaboration
• Ability to work well with volunteers, staff, and a variety of constituents is essential
• Outstanding customer experience and services abilities
• Excellent verbal and written and communication skills, diplomacy, and discretion
• Ability to manage and motivate groups, both internally and externally
• Project Management experience including ability to manage multiple and high priority projects at one time
• Commitment to the mission, vision, cultural values, and expectations of the National MS Society
• This position will be required to drive/travel on Society business. Candidate must possess a valid driver's license, proof of insurance and reliable
   transportation. The Society does run motor vehicle checks for all positions which require driving and the applicant must meet the Society guidelines.
• Availability to work occasional nights and weekends to support events, committee meetings, etc

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a highly competitive, comprehensive benefit package to employees. These benefits include a considerable Paid Time Off Plan; Paid Holidays; 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Society match; Educational Reimbursement Plan; Professional Development Assistance; Commuter Benefit Plan; Comprehensive Health & Welfare benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Life Assistance Plan as well as additional voluntary benefit offerings.

How to Apply
Please submit your resume and/or cover letter by applying directly to the job posting located on our company website:
National MS Society

Development Director, MARC, Inc.

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

MARC, Inc. of Manchester is seeking an experienced Development Director who will spearhead the development efforts as the organization continues to grow and will increase public awareness and visibility in the community. This position will have the opportunity to build the development function within the organization and will market a positive image of MARC, Inc. both internally and externally. This individual will ensure that services provided to the people served are in accordance with not only MARC's mission statement and philosophy but also with State and Federal mandated laws, policies and regulations. Primary duties will include developing and executing MARC's annual fundraising plan that meets and/or exceeds goals and objectives and writing all grant and marketing proposals to secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.

This candidate will preferably have a Bachelors degree in business, marketing, sales, public relations, or equivalent experience and accomplishments as well as five years experience in grant writing and marketing for not-for-profits.

Salary range :$65,000-$75,000

To apply please visit us at:

Development Associate, Palace Theater

Date Posted : 10/30/2018

Development Associate: Part-time

Broad Duties:

Works closely with the Chief Executive Officer and Development Officer and is responsible & assists with the annual fund campaign, donor services and sponsorship deliverables, gift entry, donor database management and special events.

The successful candidate will be highly organized and can work autonomously. Strong written and oral communications skills a must, and event planning experience a plus. Team player, ability to handle multiple situations effectively, while being flexible.

Duties and Responsibilities:
General areas of responsibilities include:

Donor Services

• Maintains donor database (Bloomerang) responsible for data entry, changes and updates
• Assists the Development Officer with oversight of annual fund direct mail campaign and solicitations
• Serve as the liaison to the Finance Department by providing gift reports in a timely manner so that allocation of funds is consistent across departments.
• Ability to personally solicit and follow up to personal donor inquiries and gifts
• Ability to work with local businesses for in-kind gifts
• Gathering lists, proofing and correcting lists, merge letters, and coordinate mailings with mail house
• Gift entry of donations and coordination of acknowledgment letters and tax receipts
• Complete donor thank you notes, acknowledgements and fulfillment in a timely manner
• Produce donor lists for Annual Report
• Generate donor reports and wealth screening profiles
• Assist with development special events and donor society activities (wine dinner, Palace 10.4, Marquee Society of Women, B3, and donor receptions)
• Maintain Endowment and Campaign records and invoice donors

Technical Services

• Train and work within Bloomerang software to maximize capabilities to enhance tracking and report outcomes
• Prepare various pieces of graphic materials for special events
• Design (based on existing templates) and schedule digital acknowledgements for the Marquee Society of Women on in-house monitors
• Assist with updating Development website pages

Clerical and Administrative
• Provide assistance to Development Officer as needed
• Other light duty administrative support as required

Bachelor’s degree preferred. Knowledge of Word, Excel, Publisher & Microsoft Exchange required. Microsoft Access and design experience preferred. 2-3 year’s experience preferred. Background in the arts a plus, enthusiasm for the Palace’s mission and artistic programs required.

Community Engagement Officer for Philanthropic Services, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Date Posted: 09/28/2018

Community Engagement Officer for Philanthropic Services

Organizational Overview
The mission of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is to build stronger communities by inspiring charitable giving. We offer donors, nonprofits and community groups the tools and expertise to achieve their philanthropic vision and goals, and identify critical areas where the foundation can leverage its relationships and leadership for lasting impact. Founded in 1987 in Salisbury, Conn., Berkshire Taconic serves Berkshire County, Mass.; Columbia and northeast Dutchess County, N.Y.; and northwest Litchfield County, Conn. In all, we serve the residents of 70 towns and three cities across three states, within a 2,200-square mile region.

Like most community foundations, Berkshire Taconic offers a variety of fund types that allow donors and community groups to build charitable resources and make grants and other awards over time to achieve their philanthropic goals. BTCF has also proactively established funds to address a specific issue in our region or to develop permanent charitable resources to serve a set of communities. This has resulted in the creation and growth of 11 area funds, 33 educational enrichment funds that serve every public school district in our region, and special initiatives to address regional challenges, such as the shortage of high-quality early childhood programs and affordable housing options.

In total, the foundation manages more than 530 funds totaling over $150 million in combined assets that together make over $7.6 million in grants and other awards each year. BTCF is a learning organization that embraces a culture of high performance, transparency and flexibility. All staff participate in professional development activities on an ongoing basis and work cooperatively as a team, respectful of one another, the volunteer board that guides our work, and the nonprofits and donors who are our vital partners in improving lives around the region. More information can be found at

Position Overview
The Community Engagement Officer works closely with the Chief Philanthropy Officer and the Program Director to advance the community foundation’s new relationship development, donor stewardship, competitive grant and area fund programs. Part of a collaborative team of philanthropic services and program staff, s/he is externally focused on the work of building productive relationships with donors and nonprofits, gaining knowledge of the nonprofit sector and issues facing the region, supporting volunteer advisory committees and serving as a foundation representative at community meetings and events. Approximately 70% of the officer’s time will be spent on working on advancement activities and supporting donors, and 30% will be spent on program-related activities and on other priorities, including professional development and administrative matters. The position is one of four Community Engagement Officers that integrate advancement and programmatic responsibilities. The position reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer.

Position Outcomes
The successful Community Engagement Officer will achieve the following outcomes over time, working with other staff, board and volunteers:
• Refinement and execution of enhanced prospect cultivation and management process
• Stronger relationships with donors and prospective donors in his/her portfolio through regular communication that results in personal visits, attendance at
   foundation-sponsored events, support of strategic priorities and/or grant proposals referred for consideration, or new gifts
• Incremental progress toward greater alignment between the grantmaking of area funds and other competitive grant programs with the foundation’s strategic
• More effective coordination of fundraising activities for area funds and field of interest funds

Key Responsibilities
• Work with the Chief Philanthropy Officer and Gifts Coordinator to expand prospect identification and cultivation processes, especially building out new ways to
   engage board, volunteers and staff in advancement activities.
• Develop productive working relationships with a portfolio of donors. Proactively engage donors through in-person meetings to share information on
   grantmaking opportunities and community foundation leadership initiatives and respond to fund-related questions. The community engagement officer will
   serve as the key contact/relationship manager for approximately 30 to 45 donors.
• Support fundraising activities of volunteer committees, including area funds and select field of interest funds that seek to build charitable resources to address
   an issue or geographic region.
• Manage a portfolio of competitive grant programs, including six area funds. This involves:
     o Maintaining up-to-date information on grant opportunities on the foundation’s website
     o Supporting nonprofits through the application process
     o Reviewing and evaluating proposals
     o Preparing committee agendas
     o Preparing donor stewardship reports
     o Working with committee chairs to facilitate advisory committee review and decision-making processes
     o Notifying applicants of grant decisions
     o Facilitating grantee site visits
• Coordinate regular communication and meetings involving all area fund committee chairs.
• Other related duties as assigned by the Chief Philanthropy Officer.

The successful candidate will possess, and have demonstrated in previous roles, the following attributes and skills:
• College degree required, along with 2-3 years of professional experience
• Experience in the nonprofit sector, especially development
• Project management skills
• Critical analysis, oral and written communication skills
• Public speaking and group facilitation skills
• Ability to synthesize and organize information with an attention to detail
• Ability to travel to meetings around the foundation’s region and occasionally to conferences and other professional development opportunities

Commensurate with experience and skills. Benefits include health, dental, life, disability, paid vacation, sick leave and contribution to 403(b) plan.
How to Apply
Please submit resume and cover letter to No calls please.
A review of candidates will begin on Oct. 19. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Grants Manager, Generations Family Health Center

Date Posted: 09/28/2018

Grants Manager

Generations Family Health Center, Inc. is a regional community health center covering a thirty seven town rural region in eastern Connecticut with sites located in Willimantic, Danielson, Putnam and Norwich. Our dedicated staff provides a full range of preventative and primary care medical services to all ages including health maintenance of chronic diseases and patient case management, as well as complete dental services at our Willimantic site and through ACROSS THE SMILES mobile dental program operating in the Northeast and Windham service area.

LOCATION: Willimantic, CT

JOB SUMMARY: The Grants Manager identifies potential grant support from government agencies, foundations and corporations to meet clinical, operational and financial needs of the health center. The Grants Manager is responsible for coordinating with project teams on all aspects of grant research, grant writing, program design and implementation, compliance, budgeting and grant reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required. Master’s degree in Public Health preferred. At least 2 years’ experience in grants/ program development preferably with health care and/or social service experience. Strong analytical, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, attention to detail and experience with state and federal grant contracting processes.

• Excellent analytical and written and oral communication skills
• Ability to produce and interpret program and financial data
• Basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
• Strong organizational skills, ability to set priorities and detail-oriented
• Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)
• Creative, innovative and independent thinker
• Works well as part of a multidisciplinary team consisting management and clinical providers.
• General knowledge of grant programs, policies and procedures for submittal and monitoring applications, letters of intent and proposals
• Ability to develop and maintain trust and confidence among various constituencies, including administration, providers, legislators, community partners and
   funding sources.
• Strategic planning skills needed to work with management team for proposal planning and grant implementation
• Ability to handle multiple projects and proposals in deadline-driven environment is essential.

• Manage and coordinate grants and contracts from needs assessment and program development through award, implementation, reporting and invoicing
• Serve as point person for major grants submissions by organizing and coordinating the team, developing the production schedule, and making final
• Maintain accurate and complete records of all activities associated with each contract or other related business items.
• Conduct proposal research on various private and public sources of funding, including foundations, corporations, state, federal and local agencies.
• Prepare qualitative and quantitative data-based needs assessment analysis.
• Prepare high-quality proposals, including grant writing and budget development, for submission to private foundations, corporations and government
• Oversee and manage contracts and grants to ensure compliance with reporting and legal requirements, fulfillment of contractual and budget obligations, and
   act as liaison with contracting entities.
• Prepare programmatic and financial reports in conjunction with programmatic and fiscal teams
• Serve as a key contact on federal community health center grant (FQHC HRSA Section 330 Grant), including staying current on grant and regulatory
   requirements, maintaining contact with the federal project officer, coordinating and making required submissions in the online HRSA portal (EHB - Electronic
   Hand Book), and maintaining current status with required agencies.
• Maintain a solid understanding of health care industry, FQHC, FTCA, and other designated governmental program requirements
• Convene project teams for implementation of grants/contracts to review and address project deliverables and provide technical assistance to staff regarding
   contract program requirements.
• In collaboration with administrative and program staff, develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure contract compliance and that effective
   data collection and reporting mechanisms are in place.
• Maintain effective communication with staff responsible for implementing and reporting on grant deliverables
• Act as liaison with community partners, funding sources and legislators and work collaboratively with management team to ensure ongoing stewardship of
   these relationships.
• Participate in monitoring visits, audits and related activities.
• Maintain certain administrative compliance registrations (SAM, 340B OPA, Duns and Bradstreet, HRSA EHB, etc.)
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Generations offers an attractive and competitive salary along with an excellent, comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, & Disability insurance, 403b Savings Plan, 5 weeks Paid time Off, 9 Paid holidays, Employee Wellness Program, Employee assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, (for qualified medical and dependent care expenses), discount on Verizon Wireless phone plans, local gym and BJ’s membership discount.

Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume/CV to:

Generations Family Health Center, Inc.,
ATTN: Human Resources
40 Mansfield Ave, Willimantic, CT 06226-1948
FAX: (860) 456-1293 Email:

Closing Date: Candidate screening will begin immediately. Open until filled

Generations Family Health Center is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.


Director of Donor Relations, The Salvation Army Southern New England Division

Date Posted: 09/19/2018

Position Title: Director of Donor Relations

Location/Department: Divisional Headquarters, Development Department, Donor Relations (Hartford, CT)

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Scope & Purpose of Position:
Will play an integral role in the success of the Divisions’ fund development efforts, specifically leading major gift strategies and communication. Will bear the responsibility for managing and developing a major donor caseload within the Division, and be in command of a high end portfolio of donors and prospects. Will identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and upgrade major gift prospects and donors, acting as the primary contact between The Army and the donors. Will work with program and command staff in order to serve the complete needs of the Division’s fundraising.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

• Establish and implement a strategic communications plan in order to identify, educate, cultivate and solicit gifts for all major donors each fiscal year.
• Manage a caseload of 100 - 150 major donors, following the prescribed communications plan that is specific to each donor.
• Establish and work to meet annual goals for each major donor and for the major gifts program.
• Take the lead one-on-one solicitation, gift acknowledgement and stewardship communication.
• Work collaboratively with other fund development officers, ensuring collaboration between direct mail, foundation, corporate, and planned giving efforts.
• Help shape overall strategies to continually increase major gifts revenue and program growth.
• Provide assistance and leadership for written proposals for major donors.

Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: _x__ Yes ___ No

• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience in a non-profit fundraising role.
• Proven record of success; effective interpersonal skills, and excellent written and oral communication abilities.
• Proven expertise in building and maintaining positive relationships with diverse individuals.
• Should enjoy problem solving and exude energy and initiative.
• Must have a high level of comfort with direct donor interaction, including discussions of personal and family finances and asking for money is a must.
• Ability to participate in and engage in team projects and work independently in a complex environment.
• Able to manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities.
• Willingness to travel regularly within Connecticut and occasionally, outside the Southern New England Division.
• Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals, as well as meet deadlines.
• Proficiency in Word and Excel is required.
• Experience with donor tracking and/or database software is preferred.
• Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:
The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army:
• Health benefit plans for single or family medical coverage
• Family wellness program
• Prescription drug plan
• Dental, vision, and hearing benefits
• Telehealth/on-line doctor visits
• Basic and voluntary term life insurance
• Short term disability coverage and optional long term disability coverage
• Supplemental insurance coverage options
• Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care
• Employer-funded pension plan
• Tax-deferred annuity plan
• Educational assistance
• Paid holidays, vacation, sick, personal, bereavement, jury duty, marriage, and military leave

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Please submit a resume and cover letter at the following link:

Development Manager, The American Lung Association

Date Posted: 09/17/2018

Opening Date: September 14, 2018
City: East Hartford
State: CT
Job Location: East Hartford Office

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Development Manager to join our incredible team in the Northeast Region. Working as a member of the Development Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.

In this role, responsible for managing all aspects related to the implementation of assigned special events including recruitment of volunteer committees, sponsors, teams and individual participants. You will be achieving revenue and participant goals, overseeing the budget, adhering to a 12-month event timeline, event logistics, and expansion of fundraising events that build and strengthen connections to potential and existing volunteers and donors.

-  Ensure all Special Events achieve/exceed revenue goal by implementing industry best practices for recruiting event committees, teams, sponsors and 
    individuals to grow our constituent base.
-  Plan and execute Corporate Recruitment Breakfasts and/or Kickoff events to drive sponsor and event participation and educate constituents about the
    mission of the American Lung Association.
-  Recruit and cultivate participants utilizing the defined cultivation strategy to ensure successful participant fundraising and retention.
-  Evaluate event results and prepare recommendations for future events to expand our community reach
-  In collaboration with Development Director, manage the event budget to ensure expenses remain below prescribed percentage by recruiting in-kind sponsors
   or underwriters for the majority of event goods & services.
-  Work with members of the Marketing/Communication team to solicit media partnerships for the event.
-  Supervise the planning of event logistics and serve as the staff manager on event day to provide an excellent experience for all participants.
-  Ensure the Coordinator or Associate accurately updates all databases as required.
-  Complete special projects and serve as the local contact for third party events in the community as the opportunities become available or as assigned.

-  Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or related field required
-  Minimum of 5 years fundraising experience
-  Demonstrated success in external relationship management and volunteer recruitment
-  Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population
-  Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment
-  Superb organizational skills with a strong attention to details
-  Strong verbal and written communication skills and proficient in social & digital media
-  Must hold a valid driver’s license, have the ability to work nights and weekends with some overnights required
-  Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies)
-  Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.

Please send or e-mail a cover letter and resume with salary requirements to (include exact job title in subject of email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Director of Individual Giving – Make A Wish Connecticut – Trumbull, CT

Date Posted : 09/11/2018

Director of Individual Giving – Make A Wish Connecticut – Trumbull, CT
Job Type: Full Time

Position Description below:
Sterling Search Inc. has been exclusively retained to recruit for the new Director of Individual Giving for Make-A-Wish Connecticut.
MAW Connecticut (MAWCT) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors. MAWCT has granted the wishes of more than 3,000 children with critical medical conditions in the local community and believes that a wish experience impacts a child’s life and his/her family forever.

The current budget for MAWCT is $5M with a goal of granting 250 wishes. From the Evening of Wishes Gala, to Walk for Wishes, MAWCT has varied streams of revenue and is now ready to strengthen its annual fund with this newly created position.

The President/CEO is seeking a Director of Individual Giving who will be responsible for growing annual revenue generated from individual donors and implementing systems for donor outreach. He/she will manage and oversee all individual giving programs for the Chapter, including donor clubs, appeals, donor engagement, recognition and stewardship, development and management of leadership giving programs for individual gifts primarily under $10,000 with special attention to donors who have capacity to grow into Major Gift donors. Stewardship is a vital component of the Chapter’s success and is a high priority.
The Successful Candidate
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned development professional with a strong knowledge of donor databases (preferably Raiser’s Edge) including queries and reports. The person chosen will have the ability to develop and manage an effective annual giving program. He/she will display a strong understanding of the urgency to build a culture of philanthropy and to enhance and improve the Development systems and structures resulting in significant increases in our overall individual giving program.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Reports to the Chief Development Officer. He/she is able to execute a successful individual giving strategy focused on connecting the interests and passions of donors with organizational funding opportunities. He/she will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward current and prospective individual donors. The Director of Individual Giving will:

Collaborate with the CDO and Director of Major Gifts to build and implement an effective and successful individual giving program.
• Be accountable for annual individual, planned giving and foundation goals.
●    Manage all aspects of donor stewardship for the chapter.
• Develop a pipeline for Major Gifts.
• Review trending data to ensure the most effective strategies are being employed.
• Ensure the effective use of Raiser’s Edge including timely and effective reporting to the management team to increase their abilities to respond to donors. 
     Capable of teaching basic Raiser’s Edge to employees/volunteers.
• Utilize CDO and CEO in stewardship efforts as appropriate.
• Support event fundraising goals by identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of event committee members and individual supporters and
     creation of pre and post-event stewardship plans.
• Direct donor recognition and engagement events (CEO breakfasts, Wine & Wishes).
• Utilize, as appropriate, programs from Make-A-Wish America such as the Wish Society.
• Work with marketing team to produce mailings and materials to include facilitating data pulls, messaging, printing and mailing of appeals.
• Manage Chapter’s donor clubs including the planning of donor receptions, recognition programs and office donor wall.
• Track national direct mail and online giving results and work to increase giving and engage at the Chapter level.
• Foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization.
• Represent the Chapter at events and in the community.
• Adhere to all MAW America performance standards and MAWCT internal controls, policies and procedures.
●    Maintain transparent reporting, information and donor records that are commensurate with a first class development department.
●    Create and implement strategies and initiatives to enhance the public profile and visibility of the organization; leverage the exceptional MAW brand and
      local reputation.
●    Demonstrate commitment to personal growth and development of self and development team.
• Manage the Donor Care Coordinator and any future staff additions to the Individual Giving team.

Professional Experience and Qualifications
As with all members of MAWCT staff, the Director of Individual Giving must believe in the mission and vision of Make-A-Wish as well as the Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Standards. He/she must model integrity, work to inspire colleagues and contacts and strive to build a solid base of loyal donors. In addition, the Director of Individual Giving should have:

• Passion for the mission of Make-A-Wish.
• Experience and a high level of comfort dealing with a diverse group of individuals.
• Prior success in fundraising program management.
• Experience in team-based, cross-functional work environments with effective and respectful
   communication as a top priority.
• Possess high levels of trustworthiness, flexibility and humor necessary to address the practicalities of a growing nonprofit, along with the creativity and   
   persistence required to elicit new thinking and change.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision, to manage multiple priorities, and work in a deadline driven environment.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Raiser’s Edge.

A competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.

Please send resumes to:
Sterling Search, Inc.
Phone: 310-774-0099

Direct all correspondence emails and telephone calls to Sterling Search, Inc.
Any resumes sent or telephone calls made to Make-A-Wish Connecticut will be redirected to Sterling Search, Inc.

Make-A-Wish Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer