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Grant Manager, Mill River Park

Date Posted: 08/16/2019

Mill River Park Grant Manager Job Description

Organization Background

Mill River Park Collaborative, provides the leadership and resources for the creation and maintenance of Mill River Park in Stamford, CT. The Collaborative is a public/private partnership of government, corporate and community interests who are committed to not only building an inviting and exciting park and greenway, but also assuring its enduring success.

Mill River Park is being built in phases. In 2006 we completed Mill River Playground with the help of 1,500 community volunteers. In 2009 we completed the River Restoration. In 2013, we completed Phase 1, the 12-acre central section of the park. In 2017, we opened an enclosed 4season carousel pavilion and in 2018 an outdoor ice-skating rink opened. Over the next few years the Park will be embarking on Phase 2, expanding the Park footprint and erecting a new Playground. Later this year we will begin construction on The Whittingham Discovery Center, once complete the Center will be a free environmental resource center for the community as well as provide STEM based environmental classes for school groups.

The Position

Mill River Park Collaborative is seeking a talented fund raising professional to join its development team to help manage and expand the organization’s foundation and corporate efforts, capitalizing on opportunities to upgrade gifts, and developing new funding relationships through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation grantors. Reporting to the Director of Development you will work in a collaborative office environment with highly motivated staff who share a passion for people and nature, and who bring an entrepreneurial spirit to their non-profit work. The ideal candidate will have the ability to translate program strategy frameworks into compelling proposals and impact reports for institutional funders.

This is currently a part- time/consulting position with a flexible schedule.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategies to identify, engage, secure, and steward Private, Corporate, and Government funding via Grants.                                           • Conduct prospecting including; on- line resources, networking, and professional organizations that support events related to the Park’s                                      environmental, educational, and community building activities.
    • Write and submit Letters of Inquiry (LOI), proposals, reports and other documents necessary to submit and obtain grant funding.
    • Work closely with both the Development and Program Director to ensure that appropriate Park activities correlate to funding prospects.
    • Track Grants through their full process; submission, acquisition, acknowledgement, implementation, report. 
  • Timely submission of well researched and well written grant applications, including writing, editing, proofing and preparing supporting documentation. Drafting solicitation and stewardship letters and materials for major institutional donors.
  • Inform Director of Development of awarded foundation grants or government contracts, deliverables, and reporting requirements and deadlines. Manage and draft acknowledgments when grants are awarded, and funding is received.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements, including reporting requirements, and compiling needed materials for grant applications such as narratives, budgets and supporting materials.
  • Adhere to specified deadlines of required grant reports and applications.
  • Spearhead institutional funder cultivation and stewardship, including the scheduling of meetings, preparation of compelling correspondence (briefings, presentations, etc.)
  • Maintain an accurate grants calendar, tracking grant deliverables and timelines.
  • Work on other special projects as time allows and as assigned by the Director of Development.
Skills and Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree
• 3-5 years of grant writing and development experience
• Must be a strong writer with proven ability to develop high-level, compelling proposals. Ability to quickly synthesize complex ideas and align them with funder            priorities.
• Outstanding written communication skills, including experience writing proposals, concept papers, reports, donor cultivation materials
• Strong research skills, preferably with funders, using tools such as the Foundation Center Directory
• Detail oriented with strong project management skills in planning, prioritizing, and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines in a            fast-paced environment.
• Experience and comfort with budgets and quantitative data is preferred.
• Excellent research, analytical, and communications skills.
• Able to work independently and as a team member – “can do!” attitude
• Enthusiastic commitment to the goals and values of the organization
• Technology Skills: Altru, Google Suite and Microsoft Suite.
• Interest in parks, urban sustainability/ecology, environmental education/justice, and community driven arts programs.

To apply please submit your cover letter, resume and writing sample to Only those whose applicants being considered will be contacted.

About Mill River Park Collaborative ( )

Mill River Park Collaborative is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit responsible for growing and maintaining Stamford’s central park. The Collaborative was established in 2004 to bring to life the community vision of a central park in the heart of downtown Stamford. As a publicprivate partnership, it works hand-in-hand with donors and the City of Stamford to make Mill River Park a vibrant, evolving green space where the community can gather to relax, play, learn and connect with nature.

Mill River Park Collaborative is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression (including transgender) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Development Systems Manager, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Date Posted: 08/04/2019

Position Title: Development Systems Manager
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

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 Development Systems Manager is responsible for the oversight of the development constituent database and executing the Direct Response program. The Manager develops reporting and analysis mechanisms to strengthen the PPSNE donor pipeline. This includes monitoring financial success of each revenue stream, analyzing donor retention and attrition and supporting the development of moves management plans to improve the data’s standing. This role’s data analysis and operations improvements will support and strengthen the existing revenue generating activities of the department. This role is integral to the achievement of immediate and long-term fundraising goals in line with the organization’s annual plan. This role supervises the Development Database Assistant.

Essential Functions:
  • Supports Development team in most thorough and efficient use of the fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge) and seeks improvements to current systems
  • Executes and seeks improvement opportunities for Direct Response program with support from Director of Operations
  • Conducts regular fundraising analysis and reporting to support and grow all areas of department
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience using Blackbaud’s The Raiser’s Edge (including Events, Prospect, and Honor/Memorial modules) or other comparable software system required
  • Experience with data analytics and reporting
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word, and basic PC applications is required.
  • Excellent customer service or direct donor relations experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Crystal reports (or similar report writing software) experience a plus
  • Strong understanding of the role of data in the fund-raising process
  • Ability to learn, manage and comprehend a complex database
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to follow and create detailed policies and procedures
  • Superb attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills a must
  • Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Strong communication and customer service skills
  • Pro-active, self-starter habits to grow development knowledge
  • Ability to work independently, and communicate and partner effectively with directors and co-workers
  • Strong supporter of PPSNE mission and all of the reproductive health services offered
Preference given to resume/cover letters received by August 25, 2019.

Annual salary range between $45,800-$53,200, based on full years of experience.

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.

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.

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

Short-term consultancy

Date Posted: 07/31/2019

Seeking a 10-week part-time consultancy with development and marketing professional to establish and implement a development plan for local adult daycare center to raise funds and increase the visibility of the center to area caregivers and new client referral sources. Potential for longer-term role based on success of initiative. Please send resume and salary requirements to Diana at

Director of Advancement, Walking with Purpose

Date Posted : 07/30/2019

Job Description
Position: Director of Advancement
Location: Washington DC-Boston corridor
Office: Your home​
Full Time: Yes, option for Part time
Reports to: CEO

Role Overview
Have you been longing for an opportunity to use your passion, expertise and time to partner with God in His work?
● Do you want to represent an organization where you are proud of the positive, eternal impact that we are having on women? 
● Do you thrive on cultivating relationships and inviting others on a great mission? 
● Do you have a deep love of Scripture and enjoy connecting others with the Truths of the Bible?

If the answers to the questions above are yes - then do we have a great opportunity for you! This unique, newly created position is for the candidate eager to bring the best of herself to our mission helping to connect Catholic women to Jesus.

Our Director of Advancement is a professional responsible for planning, overseeing, and executing all the work associated with donations to our work. These include: institutional advancement relationships resulting in major gifts, the annual giving program, grants, and special events. Her team will execute campaigns, solicit gifts, seek grants, engage customers and volunteer leaders, and tell the Walking with Purpose story in a way that is accurate, compelling, and motivates people to take action to support our work.

Reporting directly to the CEO, this seasoned executive has proven expertise in development and personal experience in all areas of advancement including managing a small team of high performance, passionate development professionals. The candidate is creative and inspired, ready to step into all responsibilities of our ministry’s advancement effort with confidence and a history of success. Our Director of Advancement will be part of the ministry’s senior leadership team.

Our DOA will help WWP identify and execute new ways of translating WWP’s unparalleled customer satisfaction to institutional and personal philanthropic investment in our rapidly growing ministry. Our ideal candidate has been a participant in a Walking with Purpose study, is inspired by our bold mission, and desires to lead a key role in our mission.

This position will require travel for donor visits mainly in the Northeast and team meetings in Greenwich, CT, and occasional evening and weekend work. The ideal candidate lives in the New York, Philadelphia, or Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Required Experience and Education

● 4 or more years’ experience in development (fundraising/donor relations - preferably for a non-profit) or in a relevant sales or business development role for              a large business
● Bachelor’s degree or higher
● Management experience leading a team of advancement/sales of business development professionals
● Quantifiable history of meeting advancement, sales or business development goals
● Excellent storyteller and writer
● Love of Scripture and the Catholic faith
● Proficient in Salesforce, MS Office and Google Business Apps

Core Responsibilities
Oversee all the moving parts of a growing development department including:
1. Asking for Major Gifts
2. Oversight of annual giving program and solicitation calendar
3. Run stewardship plan
4. Own all donor data and maintain all donor records in Salesforce
5. Initiate & manage 12 grants per calendar year
6. Manage development associates (one full time or a small, nimble team) to ask for gifts face-face and who can develop and maintain a portfolio of existing                   and potential benefactors.
7. Support key executives (CEO, CPO) by setting up annual visits and “asks” by equipping with strategy and compelling stories
8. Create and publish annual report
9. Create plan and story for cascading communication to internal WWP coordinators and local leaders on need for WWP philanthropy
10.Introduce planned giving to potential benefactors
11.Develop specific asks for ministry needs that are linked to participants
       ● Enhance Leadership tools
       ● Promote WWP in parts of the US (i.e. Ambassador Events, WWP Live or dedicated RACs)
       ● Launch WWP in non-affluent dioceses or parishes
       ● Get WWP into Catholic middle schools (funding focus groups, market research and scholarships)

Core Attributes
Our Advancement leader will exhibit these four core attributes of an ideal team player:
Hungry​: Self-motivated and diligent but constantly thinking about the next step and opportunity.
Honoring and Team Oriented​: Quick to point out the contributions to others and slow to seek attention for their own. Share credit, emphasize team over self,              and define success collectively rather than individually.
Committed to Excellence​:
Emotionally Intelligent​: Self-aware, with intuition/good judgement of subtleties of group dynamics and impact of words and actions.

She should also be:
● Likeable
● Good listener
● Good communicator
● Smart
● Creative
● Resourceful
● Energetic

Company Description
The mission of​ Walking with Purpose (WWP) is to help every American Catholic women and girl open her heart to Jesus Christ. Founded in 2008, WWP is a national, independent, non-profit that develops and delivers Bible studies to: adult women, young adult women, and middle school girls.

WWP is the perfect place to work for the right person. With your professional expertise, our remote work environment and a ministry that it is impacting the lives of thousands of Catholic women across the US, we believe that there is no better place to work.

Please send cover letter and resume to ​

Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement, Long Wharf Theatre

Date Posted : 07/25/2019

Long Wharf Theatre
Position: Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement
Direct Reports: n/a
Reports to: Director of Philanthropic Engagement
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

The Invitation:

Long Wharf Theatre is about to embark on an unprecedented journey, where art and activism will live side-by-side. We are committed to building a boundary-breaking theatre with, for, and by the New Haven community. We are looking for a visionary Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement with the imagination and innovative skills to work in partnership with our team and reimagine the experiment that is the American Theater.

The Overview:

Long Wharf Theatre (LWT) – a regional nonprofit theatre with a mission to create exceptional theatre that delights and provokes audiences and artists alike into better understanding themselves, one another, and our world – is seeking a Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement. We believe philanthropy to be core to our work to reframe Long Wharf Theatre as a community-centered space where the stories on our stage reflect our community and embody a commitment to activism that brings focus to our shared humanity. This individual will work closely with the Director of Philanthropic Engagement to create and execute a comprehensive fundraising campaign for the Theatre’s annual contributed income goals, including the creation of strategies, themes and programming that aim to build and engage our donor base. Our ideal candidate will have solid experience in key functional areas of development including the use of systems for tracking data as well as strong experience in marketing /donor communications in order to do effective donor fundraising and public relations that will substantially increase our level of visibility and garner increased support from the philanthropic community.

This individual will be instrumental in supporting the theater’s work in all areas of inclusion and anti-racism; a nuanced understanding of this work with demonstrated leadership will be essential. Long Wharf Theatre is looking to build a boundary-breaking future and is seeking a visionary development professional to help make this a reality.

The Duties:
  • Work closely with the Director of Philanthropic Engagement to create and implement fundraising systems and strategies to renew and grow our individual donor base.
  • Actively solicit donors in meetings, appeals and phone conversations
  • Work with the Development Committee and the Board of Directors to identify, track, and leverage board connections to individual prospects and donors
  • Draft compelling written proposals in a timely manner
  • Work with Development Operations Manager to coordinate the proper recognition and delivery of all donor benefits, including program listings
  • Analyze and report on program progress, including forecasting future revenue
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records of appeal process in database
  • Additional Responsibilities 
              - Support all Development Department events, including Gala, Opening Night Dinners and behind-the-scenes donor activities    
              - Participate in community partnerships and education programs as needed
              - Attend networking events to broaden awareness of Long Wharf Theatre in the community
              - Weekend and/or evening work required

The Expertise Needed:
  • At least five years of fundraising and management experience
  • Experience with a fundraising specific database, ideally Spektrix, Raisers Edge or Tessitura.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to follow-through
  • A commitment to, and understanding of, anti-racism and anti-oppression practices.
  • Exercise good judgment, show initiative and handle confidential data in a trustworthy manner
  • Be well-disciplined, flexible and adaptable
  • A love of theater, a good sense of humor and a positive attitude are a plu
The Salary:
Salary range is $55,000-$60,000 plus benefits.

The Timeline:
Position is available immediately. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to with “Deputy Director of Philanthropic Engagement” in the subject line.

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

Date Posted : 07/21/2019
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Donor Relations Officer New Haven, CT
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 100 donors and prospects to meet the diverse financial goals of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE). This position will also focus on entry and mid-level donors ($500-$4,999) across Rhode Island and Connecticut. Comfortable with a multi-faceted ask to include annual fund, PPVotes!CT, PPVotes!CT 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, PPVotes!CT, PPVotes!CT PAC support through personal contact, building ongoing and long-term relationships                 and encouraging major donors to increase their giving.
2. Manages the segmentation of and communication to the mid-level donor group in order to qualify them and increase their giving.
3. Partners with members of the Development team to execute events related to donor stewardship, affinity groups, and directs initiatives related to these                     groups. Works with event volunteers to increase financial support.
4. Develops and maintains relationships with development volunteers, who actively seek support from existing donors and help PPSNE identify new donors.
5. Develops and routinely monitors an annual plan and implementation strategy for the Major Gifts program within the position’s portfolio.
6. 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.
7. 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).
8. 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 9. 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

• 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
• Aptitude for computer-based project management software programs. Previous experience with fundraising or project management software programs                      preferred, especially Raiser’s Edge

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.

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.

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

Regional Advancement Director, Colgate University

Date Posted: 07/11/2019

Job Title: Regional Advancement Director.
Company Name: Colgate University
Location: Hamilton, NY
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $8,7380 - $102,295
Contact Person: Carlene Mahanna
Phone: 315-228-7005
Deadline: 8/11/2019

Accountable for effectively developing and maintaining relationships with key major gift (and prospective major gift) constituents as assigned. Ensures effective qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of constituents. Responsible for increasing levels of annual and long-term engagement and giving within assigned constituents.

Responsible for effective management of fundraising projects and events as assigned. Accountable for positively representing all aspects of the university at all times.

- Must possess strong leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.
- The ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced organization and work effectively with staff, administrators, faculty, alumni, and board members is                   essential.
- Enthusiastic commitment to advancing the university's mission; experience in team building and project management.
- Must be able to work collegially and effectively with a diverse group of alumni, students, faculty, and staff on a daily basis.
- Experience in private college advancement is highly desirable with preference to those with a proven track record in garnering philanthropic support.
- A bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills have been acquired is required.

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here:

Development Manager of Connecticut (Part-time), Amirah

Date Posted: 07/02/2019

Position Title: Development Manager of Connecticut (Part-time)

Reporting to the Executive Director and in partnership with the Development Director of Amirah, the Part-time Development Manager of CT will spearhead the development and fundraising efforts in Connecticut. As a new position in the organization, the Manager will have the opportunity to expand Amirah’s strong base of support throughout all of Connecticut.

  • Develop and execute annual fundraising plan for CT
  • Secure financial support from individuals, churches, foundations, and corporations
  • Build and maintain donor base in CT
  • Secure long-term, sustainable funding by growing monthly supporters in CT
  • Meet financial goal of $120,000 in 2019 (more than half of these funds currently raised) with planned expansion of fundraising goal for 2020
  • Maintain high level of communication to CT donors
  • Plan and execute fundraising events in CT
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for foundations and corporations in collaboration with the Development Director of Amirah
  • Connection to the long-term safe home program in CT
  • Support Development Director of Amirah in Voices of Hope annual fundraiser
  • Implement growth strategy created by Executive Director and Board of Directors
  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years of similar type of experience preferred
  • Marketing, public relations, community development, ministry development, and/or fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures, preferably in a nonprofit environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Passionate about Amirah’s ministry and work; able to communicate and promote the philosophy, mission and value of the organization both internally and externally
  • Must be a professing Christian who is committed to support and promote the Christian foundation of the organization and agree to Amirah’s Statement of Faith
  • Possess a warm and nurturing spirit and humble in approach to relationships and teachable
  • Creative problem solver, who is able to handle conflict in a mature, intentional, thoughtful way while actively pursuing reconciliation
  • Work well in a multi-faceted, creatively chaotic environment
  • Work well as a self-starter, but also collaborate as a vital part of the team atmosphere of Amirah
  • Must have strong initiative, creative mind, and meet goals set
  • Must be comfortable speaking in front of groups, various denominations, and individually to donors

This position is a part-time, salaried position with the expectation that this person will work 20-30 hours/week. It is expected that you will work primarily from home while traveling out for meetings with donors. There will be evenings and weekends that you will be required to work based on your schedule and meetings or events set with donors.

This position must travel all throughout the state of Connecticut to secure partners, donors and funds. Reimbursement for travel expenses is available.

We are looking to pay in the range of $30,000-36,000.

All applicants should submit their resumes by July 31.

Applicants can send cover letters and resumes to Stephanie Clark at

Stephanie Clark


Date Posted: 07/01/2019

Position Description Summary:
Our organization is currently seeking its first full time Development Director to develop and manage successful fundraising initiatives and donor relations programs. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing our fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a stronger volunteer and staff development team. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.

Effect on the Organization:
Income from fund raising and special events will grow in dollars and percentage of total operational budget of the Playhouse members and endowment will grow.

Reports to: Managing Director


Development Responsibilities:

• Create and execute strategic and annual Development Plans in concert with the priorities of the theatre, our strategic plan and operational needs. This                        includes identifying and soliciting viable donors, sponsors, grant-makers, in-kind supporters, and partners, as well as assisting in the execution of fundraising events
• Seek out, identify and cultivate existing and new relationships for donors that generate increased contributed income as part of Ivoryton Playhouse’s overall               $2M operating budget
• Serve as the lead point person on ongoing capital campaigns and Planned Giving/Ovation Society
• Assist with the planning and execution of fundraising events annually in consultation with any committee established, including sponsorship and auction item              solicitation, guest list management, etc.
• Identify, compile, and submit grants, proposals, and reports in a complete, timely, accurate, and compelling fashion
• Keep meticulous donor profiles and ensure institutional memory of donor relationships
• Identify when VIPs will be present at Ivoryton Playhouse and greet them, or alert appropriate Directors/Board to greet them and participate in the                             cultivation/stewardship process
• Secure new corporate sponsors and fulfill sponsor benefits throughout the season
• Participate in and provide strategic guidance on the annual membership campaign and fulfill donor benefits throughout the season
• Work with and aid the Board on methodologies, resources, and tools for the Board’s own fundraising efforts, particularly on capital and special projects

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in arts administration, non-profit management, communication, or related field preferred
• Minimum three years of development or related experience in nonprofit fundraising preferred
• Proven success at meeting and exceeding revenue goals. Grant writing experience is preferred, however, candidate should have experience securing individual            major gifts, donations and sponsorships
• Ability to work directly with donors, engaging them in different ways
• Proven successful interactions with Boards and a diverse array of community stakeholders
• Solid writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Provide friendly, donor-centered customer service and represent the theatre and our mission in a professional and positive manner
• Excellent computer/technology skills, especially with Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms. Experience using database software preferred
• Excellent organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to take initiative and lead projects, as well as able to be a strong team player
• Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion

Personal Attributes:

• A collaborative spirit with ability to interact and/or lead others
• Self-starter with ability to work independently
• Strong organizational, communication/presentation and customer service skills
• Must be flexible including working evenings and weekend hours
• Possess a positive, can-do attitude, a spirit of curiosity and tenacity to “get the job done”

We prefer to receive applications (PDF files) by email to:

Or send cover letter and resume to:

Krista May
Managing Director
Ivoryton Playhouse
PO Box 458
Ivoryton, CT 06442

Deadline for submitting an application is August 9, 2019.