Job Board

Development Manager, THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION for GREATER NEW HAVEN

Date Posted: 02/13/2019
THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION for GREATER NEW HAVEN
JOB DESCRIPTION

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, the region's largest grantmaker and permanent charitable endowment, is seeking a qualified candidate for Development Manager. The Community Foundation’s mission is to create positive and sustainable change in Greater New Haven by increasing the amount of and enhancing the impact of community philanthropy.

Title: Development Manager
Department: Development & Donor Services
Reports to: Director of Donor Services & Development Operations
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

POSITION:
This position provides management and a strategic approach to a more efficient development moves management, prospect research function and data segmentation program as well as other responsibilities as assigned.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manages the prospect research and analysis to inform portfolio assignment and management, as well as outreach strategies
• Manages the gift entry and acknowledgement processes to ensure accurate allocation and timely acknowledgement of donor gifts
• Works cross-functionally to monitor and complete the new funds set up process
• Provides consistent, high-quality customer service to donors, professional advisors and other constituent groups
• Manages the coding and accurate lists for constituent audiences
• Responsible for a portfolio of donors
• Is a Raiser’s Edge resource for Development & Donor Services
• Provides support to managing and training volunteers, supports donor & advisor events as needed
• Participates in cross-departmental teams

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced environment, with positive customer service expectations and with diverse populations
• Self-direction and ability to direct and participate in teams
• Excellent written, analytical and verbal communication skills
• Demonstrated administrative and data entry skills and highly skilled in technology and office software including Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and                    Excel
• Working knowledge and experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
• A commitment to an inclusive environment
• Superior organizational skills and eagerness to multitask
• Strong project management skills

Applicants should submit letters of interest and other related support material to Human_Resources@cfgnh.org with the words “Development Manager application CFGNH-AFPCT” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is March 8, 2019. No phone calls please.

The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Development Director, The Oliver Wolcott Library

Date Posted: 02/07/2019

OLIVER WOLCOTT LIBRARY in Litchfield, Connecticut
JOB OPENING: Part-time Development Director
SEARCH RE-OPENED

Join our innovative, dynamic and fun team!

The Oliver Wolcott Library seeks a part-time Development Director to lead, execute and support all aspects of fund-raising at the Oliver Wolcott Library.

The Oliver Wolcott Library is located in historic and beautiful Litchfield, Connecticut. It is a highly engaged, educated community. The Oliver Wolcott Library is an innovative, dynamic and vibrant library. We are well-loved in our community and have an excellent team of staff, board trustees, volunteers and patrons. Each year, we raise more than 50% of our annual operating budget. The Development Director will help to ensure that we have the funding needed to serve our community with excellence. The Development Director reports to the Library Director but also works closely with a number of volunteers and the Board of Trustees.

The Library currently has two primary fundraising efforts: the annual fund drive and our annual Festival of Trees held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Development Director will lead, plan and execute all aspects of our Annual Fund Drive and Festival of Trees event. The Festival of Trees is a highly complex fundraising event. It involves extensive understanding of how to plan and execute an event, cultivate and engage donor contacts and volunteers, creation and execution of marketing and publicity materials, coordination of various committee tasks and assignments, and the ability to work well under-pressure and with varied personalities and groups. The Development Director will also work on planned giving initiatives. The Development Director needs to know how to evaluate and assess annual giving performance and overall revenue performance.

Qualifications include: B.A. or B.S. Demonstrated and proven fund-raising and event planning experience. Strong leadership skills including ability to gracefully work with varied personalities and constituencies to accomplish goals. Experience with Constant Contact a plus. Excellent Writing and communication skills. Excellent networking skills. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, work well under deadlines, and be detail oriented. Ability to work with a flexible schedule and to effectively manage time to ensure all goals and deadlines are consistently met. Ability to learn and communicate the library's vision and the need for library services.

For a full job description or any other details, please email awhite@owlibrary.org

From most of the year, 15 hours a week. From October through mid-January, 22 to 25 hours per week. $25 to 30 per hour depending on experience. No benefits. Some evenings and weekends required. Position requires working at the library. Note: This position requires working the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the Friday through Tuesday following Thanksgiving in order to support the Festival of Trees annual fundraising event.

Instructions for Applying: Open until filled. Email a letter of interest and resume to awhite@owlibrary.org

Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Affairs 53019BR, Yale University

Date Posted: 02/05/2019

Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
53019BR

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:
This is an opportunity to join a dynamic, collegial development and alumni relations team at Yale School of Public Health (YSPH). The Assistant Director will assist in the design and implementation of a compelling alumni relations plan in support of alumni involvement of all types, with a significant emphasis on giving, healthy involvement, and volunteerism. The position is also responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual prospects with a focus on expanding and deepening the donor pool. The Assistant Director will manage a portfolio of gift prospects as well as oversee the broad alumni solicitation programs for YSPH with a goal to increase levels of annual giving and to manage the transition from annual giving donor to leadership donor. The incumbent will be assessed on activity level related to the prospect pool, including dollars raised, percent alumni participation in the annual fund, and the number of leadership annual fund gifts. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Development and Alumni Relations for YSPH.

Essential Duties
1. Identifies, qualifies, cultivates and solicits Yale alumni/alumnae who are capable of making annual, leadership and major gifts to the University; creates and               presents proposals for consideration according to donor's interest and financial situation.
2. Oversees the YSPH Alumni Fund strategic planning and execution.
3. Promotes positive alumni relations through work with the AYAPH Board of Directors and through individual personal contact with alumni. Determines and                   executes targeted and segmented communications activities and events and programs in support of development and alumni relations activities
4. Initiates and travels to maintain contact with alumni and prospective donors both locally and nationally.
5. Qualifies prospects and solicits gifts directly and by working with volunteers, administrators and other department colleagues.
6. Evaluates various gift opportunities and giving vehicles; recommends the most suitable for a particular donor.
7. Proactively engages development volunteers in a variety of roles, including identification, cultivation, solicitation and events.
8. Assesses success of development and alumni affairs events and programs and recommends changes.
9. Acts as liaison among the Office of Development, University Officers, various University departments and donors.
10. Interacts with internal contacts such as Deans, Directors, faculty, officers and other development staff to consult on YSPH needs, formulate proposal                          strategies and identify potential donors.
11. Meets activity, alumni participation, and revenue goals.
12. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree required. Four years of development, alumni relations and/or related experience.

Qualifications:
• Proven ability building and maintaining long-term donor/client relationships.
• Demonstrated ability working with sensitive information and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
• Initiative and self-starting capacity; a professional style and the ability to successfully interact with donors, volunteers and University administrators at the                  highest level.
• Very strong written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational and analytical skills, with an attention to detail.
Preferred Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree and four years’ experience in fundraising, sales, community outreach, or related field, preferably                in higher education or equivalent combination of education and experience. Willingness and ability to travel.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at https://bit.ly/2FNK1Cp. Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Philanthropy Writing and Research Associate, Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound

Date Posted: 02/04/2019

Philanthropy Writing and Research Associate
Connecticut Fund for the Environment / Save the Sound
New Haven, CT

Connecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound (CFE) is a leader in protecting the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound. We use legal and scientific expertise and restoration projects to bring people together and to achieve results that benefit our environment for current and future generations. We work with thousands of partners and stakeholders, including elected officials and community leaders, individual citizen activists, volunteers, and members. Our organization is based in New Haven, Connecticut, with an office in Mamaroneck, NY.

We are seeking a full-time Philanthropy Writing and Research Associate to join our team to protect our region’s environment. The ideal candidate will be a passionate, organized, individual who will become an integral member of the individual giving team, focused on researching potential major donors and writing acknowledgments, appeals, updates and other compelling correspondence to our major donors. Major donors are defined as those with the capacity and willingness to give $1,000 or more. The candidate must have experience in research and writing for non-profit philanthropy, be highly organized, detail-oriented, creative, and skilled in communicating with donors. Responsibilities will also include proper recording of information in our donor database, other occasional projects and assistance with organizing some events.

The position reports to the Chief Development Officer, based in the CFE office in New Haven. Occasional work on weekends and evenings and periodic travel in Connecticut and New York may be required.

Responsibilities include:
  •  Management of research and identification of new major donor prospects, by researching current member level donors to the organization and seeking               out new donors.
  •  Management and preparation of briefing materials for meetings and other reports for individual giving team.
  •     Creatively and accurately composing updates to major donors and proposals for major donor gifts, working closely with our program and project staff.
  •  Entering and maintaining data in EveryAction, our CRM, with respect to acknowledgements, research, briefings and proposals.
  •  Writing all acknowledgement letters for major donor gifts, coordinate signatures, mailing and proper recording in CRM.
  •  Assisting with major donor event planning and attend events occasionally in Connecticut or New York.
  •  Engagement in other projects as assigned by Chief Development Officer and Advocates and Special Gifts Officer.

Qualifications
  •  Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent.
  •  Three years work experience demonstrating increasing levels of responsibility with at least one year of experience in philanthropy.
  •  Demonstrated ability to write creatively and persuasively with accurate synthesis of information from project or program activities.
  •  Good understanding of philanthropy and the motivations of donors.
  •  Excellent skills at internet research, databases, Microsoft office and philanthropy CRMs.
  •  Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  •  Comfort and interest in speaking with major donors.
  •  Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  •  Ability to prioritize tasks.
  •  Passion for the mission and goals of our organization.
Common Organizational Job Responsibilities:
  •  Assist with execution of the annual development plan to support meeting the annual organizational and program budget goals.
  •  Maintain positive and productive working relationships with all CFE/Save the Sound staffmembers. This includes providing and receiving constructive                   feedback.
  •  Participate in building productive relationships with CFE/Save the Sound's supporters, external partners, policy makers, and the general public.
  •  Participate in organizational meetings and activities as requested, such as monthly staff meetings, trainings, and ad hoc planning committees.
  •  Complete all administrative work on time, such as time sheets, purchase orders, project reports and planning documents.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, three writing samples, salary requirements and a resume describing your interest and qualifications for this position by COB on February 15, 2019. Please use subject line: Philanthropy Writing and Research Associate when you submit the materials to:
vwormely-radford@ctenvironment.org . No phone calls, please.

CFE/Save the Sound seeks to support diversity in all programs and staffing, and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, political affiliation, ancestry, gender identity, or any status protected by law. People of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Senior Development Manager, March of Dimes

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

Title: Senior Development Manager

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We’re advocating for policies to protect them. We’re working to radically improve the health care they receive. We’re pioneering research to find solutions. We’re empowering families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, we’re building a brighter future for us all.

We are dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce that fosters opportunities for personal and professional development. We provide a collaborative and supportive environment built upon our fundamental core principles where each employee is valued. Join us in the fight for healthy moms and strong babies.

Scope:
The Senior Development Manager is responsible for donor recruitment, development, cultivation, and activation, leading assigned fundraising events, and meeting fundraising objectives of the March of Dimes in the assigned market. Principle roles and responsibilities include revenue development, volunteer leadership development, and staff development.

Position Responsibilities:
• Increase overall market revenue by implementing core tactics for fundraising events, resulting in aggressive and sustainable year over year growth.
• Identify prospects, research and analyze development options in order to predict business opportunities. Manage a personal portfolio of prospects.
• Develop relationships with constituents, referral partners, or existing volunteer leaders in order to obtain personal introduction to prospective constituents.
• Develop and present sales presentations in order to educate and sell mission engagement opportunities to prospects or constituents.
• Research prospects’ needs, concerns and objectives in order to create effective sponsorship proposals. In many cases, serve as lead staff on all significant sponsorship asks in the market and engage potential national sponsors in a relationship with March of Dimes. Drive all sponsors in the market to activate their sponsorship aggressively.
• Identify candidates for top volunteer leadership roles. Create plans to gain access to volunteer leadership prospects and candidates. Recruit qualified candidates and articulate goals, outcomes and objectives for performance in order to enable candidates to make good decisions regarding the acceptance of critical revenue generation goals.
• Develop, execute and monitor development strategies to enhance cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
• Make periodic visits, explore specific needs, and resolve problems in order to build and maintain constituent relationships.
• Coach and guide staff and volunteers in the execution of the event and achievement of expected outcomes according to core tactics.
• Plan performance expectations, monitor and appraise the team member’s job results and performance in order to develop, coach and recognize direct reports. Provide ongoing feedback and guidance to direct reports on overall performance. Provide information, educational opportunities, and experiential growth opportunities in order to develop staff. Focus on the development of leadership skills and business acumen of direct reports.
• Communicate the mission of the March of Dimes with staff, volunteers and within the community in order to connect current and prospective donors with Mission outcomes.
• Utilize electronic data management tools in order to review and analyze pertinent information and monitor financial and mission related results.
• Perform other duties from time-to-time in order to ensure the attainment of market financial goals.
• Accountable for all activities within the functional areas of responsibility that support the market goals and objectives, assuring they are met on time and within budget.
• Represent the March of Dimes as an official spokesperson and provides a high degree of expertise within his/her area and in broad and organizational areas to internal and external contacts. Contacts are critical to motivating, negotiation with, developing and collaborating with others.
• Decisions, or decisions this position leads in making, have significant impact on fundraising success of the market.

Qualifications:
• Previous Experience: Minimum of 3 years of directly related work experience in increasingly responsible positons
• Education: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred and/or directly related professional skills and experience
• Physical Demands: May involve lifting and carrying boxes; may involve traveling by subway, bus, car and/or plane to meetings and training.

Please Click here to apply for this position.

March of Dimes provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Development and Events Coordinator, CT Council on Problem Gambling

Date Posted: 01/22/2019

                                                                                         Development and Events Coordinator
CT Council on Problem Gambling
Wethersfield CT

Part-time with the possibility of Full-time in the future

Become part of our team of competent and compassionate professionals as the Development and Events Coordinator at the CT Council on Problem Gambling! The Development and Events Coordinator is a key team member in creating and implementing strategic fundraising plans and deepening CCPG’s relationships, building CCPG’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. Through research of funding sources and trends, the Development and Event Coordinator develops and implements a comprehensive plan to cultivate philanthropic support, including appeals, individual and corporate gifts, special events, and foundation and government grants. The Development and Event Coordinator works alongside the CCPG staff to develop a long-term relationship management approach for solicitation proposals with the aim of diversifying CCPG’s donor base. Additionally, the Development and Events Coordinator creates and implements a stewardship program to deepen ties with donors and alliances and maintains donor information.

The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) is a non-profit organization focused on preventing problem gambling and helping those who may be struggling from problem gambling addiction. As gambling options and accessibility increase, so does the work of the Council. CCPG provides Connecticut’s only 24-hour problem gambling helpline – offering support via phone, live online chat, and text. It also implements prevention and education programs serving schools, veterans, and at-risk populations. CCPG does not advocate for or against gambling but is committed to working with all stakeholders to help individuals and families dealing with this issue.

The Development and Events Coordinator initiates and manages special events and general fundraising activities for CT Council on Problem Gambling. He/she will enhance visibility and increase revenue through creative and effective fundraising, donor stewardship, grants and events to reach the annual revenue budget.

General Responsibilities
- Work closely with the Program staff to conceptualize, plan and execute fundraising and training events
- Work with the staff to identify and develop strategies for corporate sponsorship prospects, particularly related to the CT Council on Problem Gambling annual 
  conference
- Work with the Marketing and Communications staff to guide and assist in executing the media and marketing plan for each event; assist in maintaining event
  promotions through website, Facebook and other social media
- Develop and track timelines/benchmarks to ensure events are on schedule and deadlines are met
- Manage vendor relationships to ensure timely payments, track expenses
- Maintain event data to manage donor records and contact information
- Develop and initiate ideas for increasing the number of participants, sponsors and net income for CT Council events
- Manage the CT Council database and devise strategies to build the contact list
- Prepare donor appeals and other mailings
- Manage donor database including updates, data entry systems, gift and pledge processing, reporting, and acknowledgments
- Research and write grant appeals to local Foundations and Corporations
- Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate can manage multiple and shifting priorities, is willing to jump in to support projects as needed, shows a commitment to the mission of CCPG and has a sense of humor
- Previous administrative experience
- Previous grant research and grant writing experience
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or three years related experience
- Significant proficiency with databases, mail merges and Microsoft Office
- Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to accuracy and deadlines
- Experience handling confidential information appropriately
- Eagerness to take initiative, solve-problems and contribute positively to the team
- Comfort and ease with technology and social media
- Strong verbal and written communication skills

Please submit resume and cover letter to dianag@ccpg.org
959-230-4034

Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

Date Posted: 01/16/2019
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
Chief Executive Officer
Hartford, CT

Do you have a personal passion for Jewish community, continuity and peoplehood, and are you able to inspire others with it? If so, then the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford is exactly where you should be.

About the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford

Since 1945, the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford has been the leader in building a dynamic Jewish community in Greater Hartford. With over 2000 philanthropic partners, 500 volunteer partners and 35 partner agencies and synagogues, JFGH strengthens, engages, and connects the community to Jewish life in Israel and around the world. Through its own and partner agency programs Federation impacts the lives of thousands of people in the local Jewish community, in Israel and overseas. Federation has been recognized as a national leader in developing innovative new programs and bringing the best national initiatives and organizations to Greater Hartford.

JFGH has a $2.4M operating budget, a $4.35M Annual Campaign, and invests over $2M in agencies and programs throughout the Hartford, oversees and Israel community. 25 staff work in the Federation owned Community Services Building which also houses the Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Family Services and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford.

For more information about JFGH, go to https://www.jewishhartford.org/.

The Position of CEO

JFGH seeks a professional with demonstrated experience and success in five critical areas: strategic thinking and execution, building partnerships, strengthening and developing personal relationships, executive leadership and management and resource development. S/he must be conversant with a broad range of Jewish community issues locally, nationally and internationally, and be familiar with the systems that address these concerns. The ability to craft and articulate a vision, whereby Federation continues to be a significant and essential place for the next generation of Jews in Hartford to socialize, volunteer, and grow community, is a key critical success factor. The charter to grow community, build relationships and enhance the positioning and role of Federation make this opportunity unique.

The CEO’s Responsibilities

Strategic Vision and Community Builder
• Set, foster and model a positive and collaborative environment within the organization and in the greater Hartford community.
• Understands and embraces the ability to engage members of the affiliated and non-affiliated Jewish community.
• Develop and nurture a culture of cooperation with affiliated agencies, synagogues and other organizations throughout Hartford. Build Federation’s role as an 
   innovator, resource developer, thought leader and a facilitator of strategic partnerships, programs and initiatives.

Executive Management
• Provide and develop strategic vision and leadership for the organization, the Board, staff and the community.
• Assess the current landscape and continue to expand the position of Federation as a central leader in the Hartford Jewish philanthropic community and the
   community at-large.
• Foster an attitude of professionalism, respect and enthusiasm among the staff.

Business and Marketing Acumen
• Understands how to acquire and apply metrics in order to drive accountability and results.
• Manage the process for developing Federation’s annual budget, with participation and buy-in by lay leadership.
• Create a marketing approach/plan intended to raise Federation’s profile, engage community, and drive connection to Federation.

Fundraising and Development Leadership
• Lead the professional team responsible for planning financial resource development within the community, with emphasis on the development and execution
   of effective strategies in order to increase both funds received and number of donors.
• Be personally active in building relationships with major donors, including the community’s multi-generational families, and soliciting these major contributors
   to the annual campaign, endowment and special projects.

Lay Leadership Development
• Work with the Federation Board to shape, focus and prioritize future plans for the Board and its committees. Help plan Board meetings and agendas with
   Board Chair.
• Partner with the Board Chair, Board and its designated committees and staff to cultivate, recruit, and retain effective placement of, and maintain relationships
   with, top lay leadership and leadership prospects.

The CEO’s Experience

• Experience in building strong relationships with professionals and lay leaders; understands how to collaborate and listen.
• Strong strategic thinking skills and understands how to create and communicate a vision.
• Excellent interpersonal, political and diplomatic skills, along with the ability to lead and partner with integrity and inspiration. Flexibility and openness to
   working with professional and volunteer leaders community-wide.
• Creative and innovative leader; demonstrated success in developing, empowering and leading staff, resulting in high performing teams.
• Professional experience and demonstrated success in all areas of fundraising, solicitation, planning and implementation/financial resource development.
• Proven ability to create a system where using metrics helps to make decisions and to direct the Federation.

Top 3 Reasons to Work for JFGH


#1 JFGH represents the whole Jewish community.
JFGH is the one organization with no boundary in terms of membership, physical building or religious (or no) observance. We are partners with all agencies and synagogues. As a result, we are in a unique position to lead the community, to identify and address current and future needs and to engage constituents. Yes, JFGH executes its own programs. Yes, JFGH invests money in Jewish organizations in Hartford, Israel and oversees. Yes, JFGH leads groups of all kinds to think strategically about the Jewish future. Yet, the core of this Jewish Federation is in building community. The core of the work of JFGH is to engage and empower the Hartford Jewish community to be strong and meet the needs of individuals in the present and the future.

#2 JFGH understands Leadership.
At JFGH, they understand what it takes to be a great leader and they have the programs to prove it. Lay leadership, professional leadership, and up and coming leaders- JFGH does it all.

#3 JFGH is strategic and forward thinking.
Currently, JFGH has created a task force around the relevancy of the Federation and the future of the Federation in changing times. JFGH is looking deep within the organization to analyze what needs to change in order to remain relevant in the world.
This position description is based upon material provided by Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, an equal opportunity employer.

Sarah Raful Whinston, Search Consultant
To apply to this position please visit www.DRGsearch.com

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FLANDERS NATURE CENTER & LAND TRUST

Date Posted: 01/09/2019

                                                                                       FLANDERS NATURE CENTER & LAND TRUST
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust, located in rural Woodbury, CT seeks a collaborative and entrepreneurial Executive Director with a passion for nature, environmental education and land conservation. This dynamic individual will be responsible for leading the organization to the next level, providing vision and oversight for Flanders with assistance from a small professional staff and many committed volunteers.

For full job announcement go to www.flandersnaturecenter.org. or Click here

Resume and Statement of Interest should be sent to: EDposition@flandersnaturecenter.org

Deadline for applications: March 1, 2019; Position begins on July 1, 2019

5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT 06798 / 203-263-3711 / www.flandersnaturecenter.org

Director of Donor Relations, Perception Programs, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

                                                                                                          Job Description
                                                                                                Director of Donor Relations

POSITION SUMMARY:

The leadership of Perception Programs believes that addictions are biological, psychological, social, and are behavioral disorders which can adversely affect a person’s physical, psychological, economic, spiritual, and social well-being. We also recognize that mental health disorders and criminal behaviors are often closely associated with each other and with substance use. As a result, we offer multiple treatment modalities, using evidenced-based approaches to assist every client in developing cognitive, emotional, behavioral and social resources to live healthy lives. Our mission is to reduce our clients’ at-risk behaviors and to promote their mental and physical health, family and social supports, lawful behavior, employment, educational goals, and overall health and safety. We provide seamless care for every person, from admission to treatment to aftercare. www.perceptionprograms.org

In fulfilling our strategic planning initiatives, PPI is seeking a Director of Donor Relations to work with the senior leadership to maintain Perception Program’s Culture of Philanthropy by developing the relationships that will result in a stable base of financial support for the organization. Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Donor Relations will prospect, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors, foundations and government agencies to help meet the organization’s annual fundraising goals.

The benefit of this position will be the satisfaction of helping donors fulfill their passions and interests through their giving to Perception Programs.

REPORTS TO:
Chief Executive Officer

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Model Perception Program’s Culture of Philanthropy for all PPI staff and in its dealings with donors and prospective donors.
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward qualified donors aligned with the organization’s mission and programs.
• Create individual goals for each person based the donor’s history of giving and the knowledge of that donor’s potential.
• Create a plan for each donor or potential donor that will outline the communication and marketing plan for each person. Will faithfully and in a timely manner execute the plan so that individuals are secured or retained and upgraded. Majority of time will be spent out of the office with potential and existing donors.
• Work with PPI’s program and communications departments to secure appropriate information, including budgets to create offers, proposals and asks that will be used to secure gifts from potential and existing donors.
• Create a monthly report to reflect monthly activities and performance.
• Performance will be measured by:
  • Ability to qualify donors who represent the highest giving potential for the organization.
  • Ability to create reasonable financial goals for each donor based on their giving and potential.
  • Ability to create a personal contact and ask plan that takes into account the individual donor’s interests and motivations and that results in closed new donors and retained and upgraded existing donors.
  • Ability to secure project and organizational information and create and write effective offers, proposals and asks that result in increasing funds for Perceptions. Ability to secure information that can be sent back to donors to report how their money was used.
  • Ability to create a monthly report that accurately reflects donor recruitment activities and performance.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in related field
• Minimum of three years’ experience working in demonstrated success in developing a donor base for a social services nonprofit organization.
• Knowledge of non-profit funding environment
• Prior experience working at non-profit agency strongly preferred
• Experience in funding management database software
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to track and meet strict deadlines

SALARY:
Highly competitive salary and benefits commensurate with historical job performance.


TO APPLY:
Submit via e-mail a Letter of Interest and current resume or CV to:

Kristie Scott
Chief Executive Officer
Perception Programs
4 North Street, P.O. Box 407
Willimantic, CT 06226
Kristie.Scott@perceptionprograms.org
No Phone Calls Please

Full-Time Development Director, OLIVER WOLCOTT LIBRARY in Litchfield, Connecticut

Date Posted : 12/28/2018

OLIVER WOLCOTT LIBRARY in Litchfield, Connecticut
JOB OPENING: Full-Time Development Director

Join our innovative, dynamic team!

The Oliver Wolcott Library seeks a full-time Development Director to lead, execute and support all aspects of fund-raising at the Oliver Wolcott Library.

The Oliver Wolcott Library is located in historic and beautiful Litchfield, Connecticut. It is a highly engaged, educated community. The Oliver Wolcott Library is an innovative, dynamic and vibrant library. We are well-loved in our community and have an excellent team of staff, board trustees, volunteers and patrons. Each year, we raise more than 50% of our annual operating budget. The Development Director will help to ensure that we have the funding needed to serve our community with excellence. The Development Director reports to the Library Director but also works closely with a number of volunteers and the Board of Trustees.

The Library currently has two primary fundraising efforts: the annual fund drive and our annual Festival of Trees held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The Development Director will lead, plan and execute all aspects of our Annual Fund Drive and Festival of Trees event. The Festival of Trees is a highly complex fundraising event. It involves extensive understanding of how to plan and execute an event, analyze and create reports and data, cultivate and engage donor contacts and volunteers, creation and execution of marketing and publicity materials, coordination of various committee tasks and assignments, and the ability to work well under-pressure and with varied personalities and groups. The Development Director will enter, maintain, manage, and analyze all the data entry for and into our fundraising databases. The Development Director will also work on planned giving initiatives. The Development Director needs to know how to evaluate and assess annual giving performance and overall revenue performance.

Qualifications include: B.A. or B.S. strongly preferred. Demonstrated and proven fund-raising and event planning experience. Strong leadership skills including ability to gracefully work with varied personalities and constituencies to accomplish goals. Proficient in data entry and donor database systems. Ease in working with common technology tools. Experience with Constant Contact a plus. Excellent Writing and communication skills. Excellent networking skills. Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision. Ability to work with frequent interruptions, work well under deadlines, and be detail oriented. Ability to work with a flexible schedule and to effectively manage time to ensure all goals and deadlines are consistently met. Ability to learn and communicate the library's vision and the need for library services.

For a full job description or any other details, please email awhite@owlibrary.org

Annual Salary of $50,000. Full-time position of 35 hours a week with some evenings and weekends required. Excellent benefits. Position requires working at the library. Note: This position requires working the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the Friday through Tuesday following Thanksgiving in order to support the Festival of Trees annual fundraising event.

Instructions for Applying: Open until filled but first review of candidates will begin January 30, 2019. Email a letter of interest and resume to awhite@owlibrary.org or mail to Oliver Wolcott Library, Attn: Ann Marie White, PO Box 187, Litchfield, CT 06759.