Job Board

Deputy Director, NCCJ

Date Posted :01/14/2020
Job Opening
Deputy Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                               January 2020

Are you a skilled fundraiser who is ready to move up into senior management? Do you want to be part of a team dedicated to promoting inclusion and acceptance? Then come work for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ We provide highly regarded programs, conferences, public forums and dialogues for adult and youth audiences throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

We are currently recruiting a mission-driven Deputy Director, who will take the lead in developing and implementing NCCJ’s diversified development program, and will oversee all non-program activities and functions. The Deputy Director is member of the leadership team and supervises the Development Manager and the E-Communications/Marketing team as well as finance and IT consultants.

This full-time position— based in Windsor, Connecticut— is available February 1, 2020.

The Deputy Director takes the lead in developing and implementing an annual development plan for donor cultivation, stewardship and solicitation strategy that incorporates foundation and corporate support, events, and direct mail. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage the foundation and corporate grantwriting function, taking the lead in grantwriting and overseeing others engaged in prospect research and reporting responsibilities.
  • Participate in presentations to current and potential donors and other stakeholders.
  • Supervise the Development Manager, providing support and guidance in the execution of special events and annual fund activities.
  • Analyze donor data to assess progress and to inform subsequent fundraising strategy.
Organizational Leadership:
The Deputy Director oversees all the functions that support our programmatic activities, including marketing, communications, finance, HR, and IT. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with staff to ensure an effective marketing and communications program that integrates social media, e-marketing, website presence, and printed publications.
  • Oversee and evaluate the work of the E-Communications & Marketing team.
  • Supervise and serve as primary liaison to outsourced finance staff responsible for budgeting, financial reporting, A/P, A/R, payroll and the general ledger.
  • Serve as NCCJ’s human resources officer, overseeing thoughtful personnel practices and policies that align with organizational values and priorities, including searches, hiring, on-boarding, promotions, evaluations, employee relations, compensation (salary and benefits), payroll, etc.
  • Coordinate the recruitment and use of volunteers.
  • Oversee and evaluate the work of outsourced IT professionals, ensuring that NCCJ’s current and anticipated technology needs (hardware, software, data storage, security, etc.) are identified and met.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for NCCJ’s mission, will present a record of senior-level management experience, and will bring notable experience with grantwriting and other development skills. Specific qualifications include:

  • Diverse development experience with an emphasis on grantwriting and the annual fund.
  • Minimum 4 years’ senior-level management experience (i.e. supervision, HR, planning, etc.), preferably in a nonprofit setting.
  • Exposure to nonprofit financial management, including budgeting and reporting.
  • Excellent managerial, supervisory and administrative skills.
  • Strong grantwriting skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple and occasionally conflicting priorities.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; relevant Master’s degree helpful.
  • Formal fundraising certification helpful.
  • Must be able to attend periodic evening and weekend meetings and events.
NCCJ was founded in 1927 as a national organization, the same year this branch was opened. We are a human relations organization that promotes inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all. NCCJ works with schools, workplaces and communities to improve academic achievement, increase workplace productivity and enhance inclusion everywhere. We do great work with a very small and dedicated staff. All employees are true believers in the mission and have a strong team approach. We have a committed staff of 8 and an engaged Board of Directors.

As part of demonstrating commitment to our mission, all NCCJ staff are required to participate in at least one social justice workshop annually and an anti-racism workshop within the first 18 months of employment.

NCCJ provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including: 3 weeks of vacation, 9 holidays, 3 personal days, 15 sick days, medical and dental plans, free life and long-term disability insurance, and a 403b match.

Please send a thoughtful cover letter and resume to by January 31, 2020. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received.

NCCJ is an equal opportunity employer. NCCJ does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identify, citizenship/authorized alien status, or veteran status.

PPSNE Chief Development Officer, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE)

Date Posted 01/03/2020

PPSNE Chief Development Officer

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE) is to protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health, and to ensure access to the services, education, and information to realize that right.

PPSNE provides a wide range of reproductive and sexual health care services at 17 health centers which serve more than 78,000 men and women each year in Connecticut and Rhode Island. An incredible staff of community educators reach tens of thousands of youth, parents, educators, and health care workers with vital information on health, relationships and sexually-transmitted infections. Whether the fight is in the headlines or the back rooms of the state Capitol, PPSNE is there with a cadre of activists and strong coalitions giving life and voice to legislative and political initiatives.

Position Summary

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) will be an inspiring leader and donor-centered strategist with a deep commitment to women’s health, reproductive freedom, and social justice to join a leading Planned Parenthood affiliate and help shape the future of sexual health and reproductive rights for all people. The CDO will lead and manage a dynamic 8 person team responsible for all PPSNE fundraising activities in Connecticut and Rhode Island, including major giving, direct mail programs, planned giving, capital campaign, PPVotes! (C4) fundraising, and special events. The CDO will report directly to the President/Chief Executive Officer, working directly with the CEO to support and grow the CEO’s donor portfolio. The CDO is a critical member of the Executive Leadership Team of PPSNE.

The successful CDO will be a collaborative leader with a history of working across functions successfully. The CDO will partner directly with the Chief External Affairs Officer and the rest of the Executive Leadership team in working towards advancing a culture of philanthropy and driving deeper engagement with all PPSNE constituents. PPSNE has a number of key development priorities including:

• Substantially growing our development program (FY19 program raised nearly $8M) through building our major donor program and implementing innovative new          programs to bring new donors to PPSNE
• Considering a capital campaign in sync with our 100 year anniversary
• Inspiring support from the people representative of our prioritized communities

This is an incredible opportunity for a motivating leader and strong manager who is ready to inspire a passion for philanthropy in others.

Essential Job Functions

Leads the development of an agency-wide strategic vision and action plan for fund development (both annual and special campaigns) that includes engagement of all PPSNE constituents. Plays an active role in:

• Developing funding sources and cultivating and maintaining donor relations;
• Identifying new donors and expanding donor engagement across communities in our geography;
• Driving fund development activities for not only PPSNE, but also for the C4 organizations, Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut and Planned Parenthood Votes!        Rhode Island;
• Overseeing special events including the Spring Luncheon in Fairfield County, CT, the Champions event in Providence, RI, and several additional annual events to          support both the C3 and the C4s.

Manages the development team (currently 8 staff), including supervising the Director of Philanthropy, Director of Operations, and Director of Donor Engagement, and has dotted line supervision of the Private Grants Manager and ensures successful administration of all development functions.

Develops annually the staffing, capacity, and resource needs to meet the development objectives PPSNE sets forth.

Promotes dynamic collaboration amongst all teams across PPSNE, including strengthening the alignment of goals and roles, fostering open communication, and deepening a culture of accountability.

Works in close collaboration with the President and CEO to ensure successful delivery on fundraising goals and objectives, managing and supporting the CEO’s relationship with the ~60 donors in the CEO’s portfolio along with directly managing a portfolio of an additional ~25 donors.

Deepens the culture of philanthropy throughout PPSNE, including partnering with the Executive Leadership team to maximize opportunities for fund development and philanthropic engagement at all levels.

Collaborates with leaders at PPFA in managing and cultivating shared donor relationships and federation-wide fundraising efforts.

Provides leadership and consultation as a member of the Executive Leadership team, across the organization to identify and implement policies, procedures, actions, interventions, and tactics that advance our work and meet our strategic and operational goals.

Serves as staff support to the PPSNE Board of Directors Philanthropy Committee and, in partnership with the CEO, the PPSNE Board of Directors Board Governance Committee.

Ensures timely and accurate reports to Planned Parenthood Federation of America and regulatory agencies.

Represents the organization at meetings, PPFA conferences, the PPFA DOC (Development Officers’ Council) affinity group, community events, conferences, and fundraising, as appropriate.

Other related duties as assigned.

Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Key Requirements

• Passionate commitment to the mission, vision and values of PPSNE
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the intersection with health and social justice
• Minimum of ten years’ experience in non-profit fundraising, with proven ability to cultivate, solicit, and close six-figure gifts from individuals, familiarity with all            aspects of fund development, and a minimum of three years’ experience in team management
• Demonstrated success in fostering cross-departmental partnerships and collaborations to advance fundraising priorities
• Experience working closely with executive staff and volunteer leadership to engage and expand philanthropic support and culture
• Excellent cross-cultural communication skills (verbal and written)
• Strong understanding of how to effectively support donor relationships
• Experience implementing innovative initiatives within a complex organization
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, high energy, dynamic environment
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Master’s degree or legal degree or equivalent work experience strongly preferred in one or more of the following areas: fund development, non-profit governance,        business administration, organizational development
• Certified Fund Raising Executive strongly preferred

Personal Attributes

• Collaborative, values-driven leader
• Strategic thinker with an analytic bent
• Orientation toward outcomes and impact
• Strong team-building skills
• Entrepreneurial nature
• Problem-solver
• Life-long learner
• Relationship focused connector
• Culturally responsive

Location, Compensation, and Benefits

The position is located in New Haven, Connecticut. The role is responsible for the full geography of PPSNE. The CDO will divide their time between CT and RI as needed. Compensation is competitive. PPSNE offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes; health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, a flexible spending account, wellness program and more.

PPSNE is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace that values diversity and inclusion and reflects the diversity of our communities and patients. We strongly encourage people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Fax: 1-866-948-1518

Executive Director, Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, Inc.

Date Posted : 12/19/2019
Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, Inc.
20 High Street, 3 rd Floor, New Britain CT 06051

Job Description
Executive Director

The Board of the Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut (LVCC) invites applications for the position of Executive Director.

The Director will have excellent communication and networking skills, be a dynamic forward-looking leader and problem solver, and provide leadership in reaching LVCC’s mission and objectives.

LVCC’s mission is to help adults and families improve their lives. Our volunteer tutors instruct adults in English as a second language, basic skills in reading and math, GED preparation, family literacy, U.S. citizenship preparation, and financial literacy. For 41 years, we have served fifteen communities in the central CT area, including New Britain, Middletown and Bristol.

To pursue our mission, it is essential to:
  •  recruit and provide training to volunteers as well as create an environment in which each volunteer feels valued and connected to our organization;
  •  increase awareness and visibility of our organization;
  •  increase access to literacy services by partnering with other community organizations;
  •  ensure our financial viability and create an adequate reserve of funds.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

Position Responsibilities
1. Advance the visibility and impact of LVCC and its programs
2. Strategically administer and manage all aspects of the organization by ensuring that there are appropriate systems in place for the day-to-day operations of the         delivery of services, education, and outreach
3. Evaluate overall program effectiveness and recommend changes including developing new programs within the scope of the mission and strategic plan, and                 discontinuing programs when appropriate
4. Report regularly to the Board of Directors, keeping them well-informed of any existing or potential situations that may have an impact on our mission or strategic       plan
5. Approve and monitor all financial disbursements and accounting activities of the organization
6. Prepare and recommend an annual budget, with the assistance of the Board’s Treasurer and Finance Committee
7. Oversee and maintain all records, files, documents, and archives; fulfill all reporting requirements of the Board of Directors, funders, and regulatory organizations
8. Keep current with research and developments in the field
9. identify grant opportunities; prepare grant applications; monitor progress towards goals of grants received; and submit timely grant reports to funders and the           Board
10. Hire, supervise, and evaluate the staff to ensure that they are managing programs effectively as well as assessing staff needs and advising the Board of Directors       on employment planning and decisions
11. Develop marketing/communications plans and manage their implementation
12. Represent LVCC to other organizations, the media, and the public at-large and collaborate with public and private partners for fundraising and resource                       development
13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors

At times, this position will require fulfilling job responsibilities and attending activities outside of normal business hours.

Required Qualifications as evidenced through cover letter, resume, and references
  •  Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study
  •  Three years of experience in a non-profit, social service, or similar field of employment
  •  Demonstrated strong oral and written communication and organizational skills
  •  Demonstrated success in procuring grants
  •  Experience working with diverse populations
  •  Experience in serving adults’ educational needs
  •  Ability to speak another language other than English
  •  Salary Range: $60,000 – $65,000
  •  Medical Benefits
  •  Vacation, sick, and personal leave
  •  Life Insurance and short-term disability
Application to include:
  •  Cover letter
  •  Resume or CV
  •  Three professional references with email and phone contact information
For full consideration, online applications through must be received by February 15

LVCC is an equal opportunity employer.

LVCC is a member of ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation.

Associate Vice President, Office of Development, Yale University New Haven, CT

Date Posted: 12/11/2019
Associate Vice President, Office of Development
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Yale University, founded in 1701, is one of eight prestigious Ivy League schools and is dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, innovation, and cultural and scientific information. The highly-selective University carries out this mission by enabling the free exchange of ideas in an ethical, interdependent, and diverse community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The University is home to about 6,000 undergraduates in more than 100 degree programs and 7,500 graduate and professional students within 13 schools, with about 4,700 faculty members to support their academic endeavors. In addition to its rigorous academics, Yale is widely recognized as one of the world's leading research institutions and offers comprehensive research facilities, funding, and other support for students and faculty members wishing to conduct their research on campus, including various centers and institutes dedicated to specific areas of study.

Reporting to the Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development and serving as a key member of the senior leadership team, the Associate Vice President, Office of Development manages and provides strategic oversight of and guidance to a number of fundraising units in the Office of Development. This position will oversee a team of 100 that includes many of the most critical components of Yale's esteemed development program including: Major Gifts, Leadership Gifts, Annual Giving, Reunion Giving, Planned Giving and Prospect Research & Management. Working with University leadership and development colleagues, the AVP serves as a strategic partner in setting the overall direction for Yale's fundraising efforts, with a particular focus on individual giving in the context of an upcoming capital campaign.

To apply or refer candidates, please contact Jill Lasman, Executive Vice President, or Wendy Lazar, Senior Consultant, LINDAUER at

Director of Development, Connecticut Community Foundation

Date Posted: 12/4/2019

POSITION TITLE: Director of Development
REPORTS TO: President and CEO

Established in 1923, Connecticut Community Foundation was created by and for the people of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. While serving this 21-town region, the Foundation provides leadership in addressing the community’s critical issues, strengthens local nonprofit organizations through grants and technical assistance programs, works with individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and corporations to establish charitable funds, and administers more than 500 funds that together are a permanent resource for the benefit of the community.

Position Summary:

Connecticut Community Foundation is looking for an experienced, dynamic and strategic development professional who will build the Foundation’s capacity to support our community by securing philanthropic support from individuals, businesses and private foundations.

As Director of Development, you will lead the Foundation’s work to help donors pursue their philanthropic visions for the community. You will shape and oversee implementation of a development strategy that expands the Foundation’s assets—and thus increases our impact in the community, in partnership with donors—through the creation of new charitable funds, the expansion of existing funds, and the development of future gifts through donors’ estate plans. With three additional development and donor services staff members and the support of the Board of Trustees, the President and CEO, and other volunteers, you will cultivate and steward long-term relationships with donors and potential donors based on a clear understanding of their philanthropic interests, passions and values. In addition to major and planned gift development, you will encourage community members to make gifts to support the Foundation’s grantmaking and leadership work in alignment with our strategic plan. As leader of the development team, you will also oversee staff in the management and coordination of special events, the Foundation’s annual Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills giving day, and the activities of two giving circles.

What You Will Do:

As Director of Development, you will report to the President and CEO and be a member of the management team. You will be responsible for the following:

• Communicating persuasively and compellingly about the Foundation’s mission, purpose and services with a broad portfolio of donors, prospective donors and              professional advisors, through the cycle of development: identification, research, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
• In collaboration with the development team, annually crafting and implementing a comprehensive development plan that envisions expanding the                              Foundation’s assets and impact through major gifts to new and existing funds, estate and other deferred gifts, and annual gifts to fields of interest and                        giving circles.
• Creating and managing a significant, multi-year planned giving campaign in connection with the Foundation’s 100th anniversary in 2023.
• Providing support and leadership to trustees, volunteers, and staff to enable them to contribute effectively to development efforts.
• Supervising three development team staff members.
• Overseeing cultivation and recognition events.
• Managing the development budget and oversee reporting and record keeping activities.
• Collaborating closely with communications staff to ensure effective communications with and outreach to donors and prospective donors.
• Other duties as assigned.

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for a team player with:
• A commitment to the community and to community impact;
• A passion for helping generous people make their charitable visions reality;
• A keen ability to master complex information and communicate it simply and effectively to different audiences;
• An inclusive, collaborative and inspiring leadership style;
• A preference for working collaboratively within and across teams;
• A commitment to value diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace;
• An energetic, positive and flexible attitude;
• Demonstrated qualities of integrity and discretion;
• A commitment to excellence and continuous improvement; and
• A drive to learn.

The Experience We Are Looking For

• Bachelor’s degree or higher or equivalent experience
• Minimum of five years of experience in major donor and/or planned gift cultivation, or equivalent related experience
• A track record of building long-term donor relationships and securing major or planned/estate gifts
• Experience with philanthropy in estate planning
• Passion for the mission of Connecticut Community Foundation
• Strong strategic planning and project management experience
• Ability to self-manage and work independently, but also collaboratively

The Knowledge and Skills You’ll Need

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including talent for written and oral presentation
• Ability to embrace and articulate the Foundation’s mission and vision
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, open and highly collaborative environment
• Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers on multiple tasks while maintaining close attention to detail
• Knowledge of communities in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills a plus
• Community foundation experience a plus
• Excellent computer skills, including experience with one or more donor databases
• A strong desire to help people thrive throughout our 21-town region.

What We Offer

• Competitive salary and benefits
• A team-oriented work environment
• Opportunities to build skills, make creative contributions and develop professionally.

Connecticut Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive community. We encourage people of all backgrounds—including people of all races, sexual identities, abilities and ages—to apply.

To apply, send a cover letter introducing yourself along with your résumé to Barbara Ryer, Director of Finance and Administration, at

Wish Coordinator, Make A Wish Connecticut – Trumbull, CT

Date Posted: 12/3/2019

Wish Coordinator – Make A Wish Connecticut – Trumbull, CT
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Range: Exempt: $45,000 - $50,000 per year
Required Qualifications: Bilingual in Spanish a plus

Make-A-Wish® Connecticut is currently seeking an experienced Wish Coordinator to join their team of professionals. This position is responsible for the coordination, planning and execution of the wish experience within the policies and procedures established by the National office and MAWCT office. This position ensures that accuracy, cost-effectiveness and timeliness standards are maintained for all wish arrangements. Position may be required to perform other job-related tasks in addition to those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities:
• Manage wish granting process from initial assignment to completion.
• Ability to coordinate wishes of all types and levels and ensure a quality wish experience for every child served.
• Provide excellent customer service and communication.
• Develop strong relationships with vendors statewide to secure in-kind donations for project type wishes.
• Communicate with healthcare professionals, volunteers and family members to ensure each wish proceeds in the best interest of the child.
• Ensure that all wishes are assigned, implemented and evaluated in a systematic and cost-efficient manner.
• Share responsibility for 24-hour emergency cell phone service.
• Maintain working knowledge of national policies, chapter policy guidelines and resources as they relate to the wish-granting program.
• Perform other duties as assigned by Wish Director and Chief Operating Officer.
• Financial Management
       o Generate a proposed budget for each wish assignment. Monitor wishes to ensure that all wish costs are kept within budget.
       o Data Management
       o Ensure all files are up-to-date in Raisers Edge system.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience in related Human Services, project management, travel industry, training or communications field.
• Experience in planning and implementing multiple projects simultaneously a plus.
• Experience in non-profit or social services experience a plus

Abilities and Skills:
• Bilingual in Spanish Language a plus
• Excellent computer skills; Knowledge of Raisers Edge preferred
• High attention to detail, flexibility and ability to respond to rapidly changing situations a must

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Fundraising/Development Director, KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Inc.

Date Posted: 11/25/2019

Essential Function
Under the guidance of the Museum Director, the Development Director will strengthen financial sustainability of the Museum using strategies that secure and increase giving from donors. The Development Director will ensure that all ambassadors (Board, Staff and Museum Director) have what they need to be successful in their efforts to increase financial resources.

Essential Duties
  •  Help donors and prospects accomplish their philanthropic goals through a relationship with KidsPlay Children’s Museum.
  •  Participate in the implementation of the Fundraising Plan that includes an annual appeal, a major gifts program, events, planned giving, endowment                   building and a capital campaign.
  •  Research prospects (individuals, foundations and corporations) and manage donor cultivation initiatives.
  •  Manage gift processing, donor acknowledgements, the donor database and reports.
  •  Coordinate grant proposals.
  •  Together with the Museum Director and Board, further develop the fundraising infrastructure.
  •  Demonstrate support of the museum’s mission, management and Board of Directors.
  •  Perform any other required duties as requested by the Museum Director.
  •  Keep confidential the business functions of the Museum including, but not limited to, customer information, employee issues, etc.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities
  •  Energetic, enthusiastic, well-organized, and creative.
  •  Displays a friendly, welcoming manner.
  •  Models integrity, objectivity and courtesy.
  •  Patience and understanding for every person who is encountered.
  •  Demonstrates strong leadership skills, including the ability to gracefully work with varied personalities and constituencies to accomplish goals.
  •  Is flexible and adaptable to the changes that occur in the position.
  •  Communicates effectively in writing, telephone and in person.
  •  Is organized, honest, works well with others and has an outgoing and positive personality.
  •  Maintain a clean work area.
  •  Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  •  Demonstrates knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
  •  Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  •  Demonstrated ability in technology use and database management.
  •  Museum, nonprofit or school experience preferred.
  •  Successful results on a criminal and sexual abuse background screening.
Physical Demands
  •  Considerable standing, walking, stooping, and stair climbing.
  •  Ability to assist caregivers during building evacuation.
  •  Some lifting of more than 20 lbs., bending, and stretching overhead is required.
  •  Potential exposure to paints, glues and solvents.
  •  Outdoor activities may expose this position to extremes in temperature and inclement weather.
Schedule Expectations
Full-time position of forty (40) hours per week. This position is required to start early or end late and/or and may include weekend activities.

Salary: $38,000 - $45,000, depending on relevant experience.
10 Days Time Off Benefit
6 Days Health Management Leave
5 Paid Holidays

Application Process
Please submit the following information via email to Phone
inquiries, mail or in person submissions will not be accepted.
  •  Cover Letter with an expression of interest and salary requirements.
  •  Resume
  •  Three letters of professional reference with contact information
KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Donor Relations Officer New Haven, CT, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Date Posted : 11/24/2019

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Donor Relations Officer New Haven, CT
Deadline: January 15, 2020
Contact person: Human Resources –

Care. No Matter What.
We are Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, one of the region’s largest and most trusted providers of reproductive health care. We are recognized for the wide array of services we provide, the outstanding sexual health education we deliver, and our strong commitment to social justice. Working for Planned Parenthood is more than a job; it’s being a part of a powerful movement. Together, we’ll take pride in shaping the future of sexual health and reproductive rights for all people.

Position Summary:
The Donor Relations Officer is Responsible for soliciting and managing a major gift portfolio of at least 150 donors and prospects in Connecticut and Rhode Island, to meet the diverse financial goals of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE). This position will focus on inspiring increased support from Mid-Level donors (giving $500 - $4,999) to Major donors (giving $5,000+). Comfortable with a multi-faceted ask to include annual fund, PPVotes! PPVotes! PAC, and other giving campaigns when necessary. Works with volunteers and PPSNE staff to achieve goals and increase donor
engagement. Spends at least 50% of time interacting and meeting “face-to-face” with donors and prospects.

Essential Functions:
1. Actively solicits major donors for annual fund, and PAC (PPVotes! PAC) support through personal contact, building ongoing and long-term relationships and                 encouraging donors to increase their giving to the major donor threshold ($5,000+).
2. Develops and routinely monitors an annual plan and implementation strategy for the Major Gifts program within the position’s portfolio.
3. Manages major donor projects, routinely tracks all activities with assigned donors, prospects and volunteers using automated tools. Coordinates with other                 development efforts such as special events, to ensure that all contacts with donors are seamless, in accordance with their preferences, non-                                       duplicative, and consistent with the Annual Plans for the Development department, Major Gifts program, and PPSNE.
4. Researches, prepares and writes a variety of messages used to inform and attract donors around specific issues and/or giving opportunities. These may                     range from formal funding letters to personalized notes of appreciation. Consults as needed for message content, tone and appropriate quotes                                   (Examples: Public Affairs, Education, Clinical Services and Planning departments).
5. Manages and executes the Mid-Level ($500 - $4,999) giving program. Creates new strategies to motivate these donors. Establishes a digital communication               calendar. Creates branded materials. Organizes solicitation and stewardship phoning.
6. Participates in the ongoing review of current systems within the Development department. Provides constructive feedback and acts to create more effective                 systems that are proactive and in the best interests of our customers.
7. Supports the agency's mission and all of the reproductive health services offered including family planning services, women's health screenings,               testing and treatment of STI's, birth control methods and abortion services.
8. Support efforts of the agency's diversity program to provide services that are culturally and linguistically competent; take initiative to develop own                     awareness and knowledge of diversity matters.
9. Participates in the ongoing review of current systems within the Development department. Provides constructive feedback and acts to create more effective                 systems that are proactive and in the best interests of our customers.

  •  Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, liberal arts or related field. Comparable experience may be considered
  •  3 – 5 years’ experience in campaign and/or major gift fundraising, or high-level customer service. At least 2 years of experience working with                             volunteers responsible for gift solicitation or high-end customers preferred
  •  Willingness to travel with reliable transportation
  •  Ability to “close the deal” on major gifts solicitations using superb relationship-building and negotiation skills
  •  Proven track record of success in sustaining and increasing financial support from managed prospects or sales portfolio. Aptitude to inspire donors to                 contribute to Planned Parenthood’s political entities and building campaigns
  •  Driven to create and achieve financial and fundraising goals, while maintaining the flexibility to adjust goals to meet the needs of the agency
  •  Comfortable interacting with and cultivating significant donations from persons who have the financial assets to make major and transformational gifts
  •  Excellent communication skills; ability to assess the interests of various audiences and communicate ideas in person or in writing in a clear and                           articulate manner
  •  Ability to handle discreet, confidential information
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Development Manager for Supporter Engagement, The New Haven Ecology Project/Common Ground

Date Posted: 11/16/2019

The New Haven Ecology Project/Common Ground
Development Manager for Supporter Engagement – full time position
Target Start Date: January, 2020

Organization Overview
Common Ground is a center for learning and leadership, its mission is inviting people across ages and identities to connect to their urban environment, build community, grow into their full potential, and contribute to a just and sustainable world. We work toward this mission through active, authentic learning rooted in justice and our environment: a farm, in a forest, in a city. Three connected efforts are at the core of Common Ground’s work:
An environmental education center, offering programs that connect people of all ages with the natural world while helping them develop habits of sustainable living.

Connecticut’s only charter high school focused on the environment, preparing students for success in college and in environmental leadership.
An urban farm that practices sustainable agriculture while contributing to a healthy food system for New Haven area residents. Common Ground follows organic growing practices, avoiding the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers on site.
Common Ground has a commitment to examining the intersection of social, environmental, and food justice issues; how systems of oppression, including white privilege, impact the organization’s work; and how resistance to those systems can position people to lead the change towards a more equitable and sustainable society. For more information on Common Ground, see

Job Description
The Development Manager is an integral part of a small team that raised $1.5 million last year for a growing and evolving complex organization. Common Ground seeks an organized, computer savvy, detail oriented person to join the team with a focus on direct response, events and communications. The right candidate will have a passion for connecting people to the organization. Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Development Manager’s work will include responsibility for:

  • Supporter engagement (involving, asking, thanking)
          - Crafting a year long cultivation and stewardship strategy for our supporters, and implementing that strategy.
          - Thoughtfully and personally letting supporters know in writing how their support is changing lives at Common Ground; including at least two print                             items – an October donor newsletter and annual Gratitude Report (March), and connecting throughout the year with donors who make recurring                                 monthly gifts.
          - Responsible for developing and execution of direct-response ask strategies, including direct mail, email, and peer to peer fundraising.

  • Events strategy and management
          - Leadership of Common Ground’s signature fundraising event, Feast from the Fields; to include development and stewardship of a group of event                               volunteers.
          - Leadership of Common Sense, Common Ground’s signature thank-you event, designed to showcase in late May/early June all the many ways                                     supporters have made a difference in people’s lives.
          - Rock to Rock – Responsible for organizing Common Ground’s peer to peer fundraising team and helping team-members reach fundraising goals.                                 Assisting overall with Rock to Rock organizers, and/or other joint fundraising events with other area nonprofit organizations.
          - Securing corporate, foundation, and individual sponsorships for all events.
            Design of smaller events designed to connect our supporters with what they have made possible; and, to attract new supporters to Common                                     Ground.
          - Adult and student volunteer management.

  • Donor communications and data management
          - Produce Common Ground’s monthly email newsletter, via Constant Contact.
          - Manage the Constant Contact database.
          - Craft strategy for and coordinate Common Ground’s presence on social media.
          - Responsible for current and prospective donor research, including information on assets and income; as well as information on interests and personal                         connections.
          - Responsible for ensuring CRM database (currently GiftWorks) reflects development activity such as mailings; and, ensuring its interface with Constant                         Contact.
          - Other development and administrative related duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

  • Qualifications
          - Passion for Common Ground’s mission – at the intersection of social and environmental justice with an educational focus; and, a desire to work with a diverse             community of youth and adults.
          - Experience with social justice work, in New Haven or in another community.
          - Enthusiasm for and commitment to the New Haven area.
          - 2-3 years experience in nonprofit development or event planning preferred; alternately, equivalent length of experience in sales or marketing experience in                 the for-profit sector.
          - Experience with project/program development, from design and organization, to management and execution.
          - Understanding of how to create and manage to a budget using spreadsheets.
          - Meticulous attention to detail when it comes to customer service.
          - Skilled volunteer recruiter, motivator and manager.
          - Strong and experienced writer, and has experience managing the pressure of writing under deadlines, including media writing and editing.
          - Computer and internet proficient, experience with spreadsheets, customer relationship management databases (Common Ground uses GiftWorks),                           - Constant Contact, and social media outlets. Common Ground uses the Google suite of products and the Microsoft Office suite of products. Experience with                   video a plus.
          - Work Schedule and Compensation
          - Common Ground’s work hours typically run Monday through Friday. Some nights and weekends are required of this position, especially to ensure the                         smooth functioning of events and volunteer committees. Work hours will be scheduled in agreement with the Development Director. Common                                     Ground offers many benefits, including health and dental benefits, and financial compensation is commensurate with the level of responsibility.
          - Competitive salary and benefits package including vacation, sick, and holiday time, medical, dental, and life insurance, and retirement plan.                                        Homemade lunch from the farm is provided free to all employees!

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Kimball Cartwright at Cover letters and resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. In your cover letter, please describe why Common Ground’s mission resonates for you personally and how your qualifications and experience fit with the goals and responsibilities of this position.

Common Ground is committed to the recruitment and retention of staff that is reflective of the communities we work with. We strongly encourage applicants from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.