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Executive Director of The Little Guild

Posted 7/20/2020

Executive Director
The Little Guild
Cornwall, CT

Reports to: The Board of Directors

Status: Full-time

Start date:  October 1, 2020


The Little Guild of St. Francis, Northwest Connecticut’s leading animal shelter, is searching for a creative and goal-oriented leader with a successful background in fundraising; the ability to be a responsible steward of operations, staff, and programs; the experience necessary to develop and maintain strong relationships with the public; and the capacity to oversee the effective execution of the organization’s mission.


Fundraising and Donor Cultivation:

In partnership with the Board of Directors and its Development Committee, initiate and manage a dynamic, long-term fundraising strategy tailored to the operating, capital, and endowment needs of the organization. Actively engage in all fundraising activities from donor appeals to special events and participate directly in seeking support from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Identify and nurture new prospective donors and expand planned giving opportunities, including bequests. 



Ensure that adequate office systems, personnel, and operational resources are in place to facilitate the productive day-to-day administration of the organization. Provide direct guidance to the Shelter Manager, who is responsible for supervising a 6-member staff and approximately 20 volunteers. Lead and empower staff members in the implementation of the Little Guild’s mission and provide opportunities for professional development where relevant. Verify compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements regarding nonprofit administration, financial documentation, and animal shelter standards. 


Serve as the organization’s goodwill ambassador, fostering broad and constructive relationships within the larger community. Build an active and positive media strategy with a multi-channeled approach to maximize the organization’s online presence through website, email, and social media campaigns. Maintain an accurate, detailed, and up-to-date mailing/contact list as the basis of a flexible print and electronic platform for communicating effectively and consistently with the Little Guild’s friends and supporters. 

Fiscal Management

Work with the Treasurer and Finance Committee to formulate and recommend an annual budget for the Board’s approval. Coordinate with the Bookkeeper and Treasurer in preparing a monthly statement of activities and submit reports as requested by the Finance and Development committees and the Board. Ensure that appropriate accounting practices, tracking mechanisms, recording protocols, and gift acknowledgement procedures are in place, monitored, and followed. 


  • Love of animals and passion for the Little Guild’s mission.
  • Ability to work with the Board to define and establish policies that will allow the organization to protect the cats and dogs in its care, realize its strategic vision, serve its community, and fulfill its mission. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent and a minimum of 3 to 5 years of fundraising experience with a proven track record of success. 
  • Tech-savvy self-starter with excellent administrative, public relations, communication, and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to manage collaboratively a team of employees and volunteers and to work cooperatively and compatibly with the Board of Directors.


Applicants should send their resumes together with a covering letter to

Dean of Institutional Advancement

Posted 7/16/2020
Dean of Institutional Advancement – Reposted
Manchester Community College
Community College Management Position (Manager 3)
Job Posting #FT200008

Full-time Position

Application must be postmarked by this date.

August 10, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Anticipated Starting Date

Fall 2020

Minimum Qualifications

Manchester Community College is one of the largest of the 12 Connecticut community colleges and is a constituent unit of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.

The Dean of Institutional Advancement serves as the Chief Advancement Officer and is responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional advancement programs toward the goal of significantly increasing constituent involvement and fundraising outcomes. The advancement function includes responsibility for annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning, endowment, capital campaigns, events management, grant development and administration, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship, and advancement services. In addition to leading the advancement office, the Dean of Institutional Advancement is the college’s primary liaison to the Manchester Community College Foundation – an institutionally related foundation with $15 million in assets overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors – and coordinates the mutual support required for the college’s and the foundation’s success.

Candidates will possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree, preferably in a related field.
  • A minimum of five to seven years of experience as a senior-level advancement professional, preferably in higher education or similar complex environment.
  • A record of leadership and accomplishment in advancement with a proven track record of fundraising success and increasing responsibilities, especially with campaign planning/execution and in major gift solicitations in a goal-oriented environment.
  • Documented successful solicitation of numerous major and principal gifts and a history of building advancement programs and fundraising performance.
  • Experience working with/within an institutionally related foundation and leading a volunteer board of directors.
  • History of enhancing an organization’s culture of philanthropy and maintaining cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, staff, students and alumni.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated development of comprehensive and inter-related strategic and operational plans for multiple business units; for example, advancement office, institutionally related foundation, and college/university.
  • Experience with complex financial policies, demonstrated successful implementation of them, and monitoring to ensure accurate completion and submission of all regulatory requirements. Examples may include disbursements, IRS filings, financial statements, audits and investment reports.  Experience with maintaining working relationships with financial consultants, including accountants, auditors, banks and investment advisers.
  • Ability to develop annual plans and budgets for multiple, substantial, inter-related constituent units and to work within those budgets.
  • History of serving as an organization’s representative in the community and building strategic relationships with local and state government leaders, community groups, business and corporate partners and grantors.
  • Comprehensive understanding of advancement and foundation operations, and the policy, functions and procedures necessary for these areas to be successful, including working with complex donor management software.
  • Experience supervising staff, and managing and delegating workloads, as well as running an effective team, preferably within a collective-bargaining environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and professional growth.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and provide appropriate references.


The Dean of Institutional Advancement shall:

  • Advance the mission, vision, and short and long-term goals of the college working closely in concert with the campus CEO and senior administrative colleagues
  • Provide leadership and counsel to multiple constituent groups including but not limited to alumni, CEO, CEO’s Cabinet (serve as a member) and MCC Foundation.
  • Develop and implement a process for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and recognizing individuals, corporations, nonprofit foundations, state and federal government departments
  • Secure major, capital and planned gifts, as well as enhanced annual gifts and endowment support by developing advancement plans, programs and projects
  • Contribute to college and foundation strategic plans and priorities to support the college and to strengthen the financial resources of both MCC and MCC Foundation.
  • Create and execute fundraising plans that use best practices for institutionally- related foundations in annual, major, capital and planned gift programs, grant submissions and event programming to meet fundraising goals.
  • Safeguard the foundation’s assets and implement operational processes and procedures to ensure best practices in all aspects of advancement operations, including maintaining the strictest confidentiality of Institutional Advancement, and Foundation records.
  • Motivate and guide advancement team toward accountable, goal-oriented outcomes.
  • Devise and implement effective internal and external messaging plans and methods of advancement communication, promotion and marketing in concert with college’s marketing and public relations functions.
  • Be active and involved in the advancement profession, on regional, state and national levels.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

Minimum Salary/Compensation

$89,217-$102,362 approximate annual salary, with full benefits package.

Application Procedure

Applications must be submitted electronically to: Please reference job posting number FT200008 on application materials and on the subject line of all emails. Please submit the following two (2) attachments with your email:

  • CSCU employment application and;
  • Cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references and transcripts (unofficial acceptable at the application stage) in a single MS-Word or PDF File.

Employment application materials must be completed and will not be considered if not submitted in its entirety; references to resume or CV are not acceptable.

Application materials with the incorrect application will not be accepted.

Application Deadline

August 10, 2020 by 5 p.m.

Background Checks

Manchester Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. MCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Manchester Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, intellectual disability, learning disability, mental disability or history thereof, physical disability (including blindness), marital status, national origin, race, religious creed, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, criminal record, veteran status, retaliation for previous discrimination or coercion, genetic information and workplace hazards to reproductive systems. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Debra Freund, Chief Diversity Officer, Manchester Community College, Great Path, P.O. Box 1046, Manchester, CT 06045-1046, SSC L277.

Manchester Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.

Development Officer

Posted 7/16/2020

Development Officer
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
New London, CT

Established in 1932, the Museum occupies a 32,000 square foot, stone Neo-Classical building on a 12-acre wooded parcel of land abutting the Connecticut College campus. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and known for its strong collection of American works, the Lyman Allyn hosts permanent and special exhibitions featuring artists of Connecticut, New England and beyond.

The Development Officer will join a dedicated staff of 11 and work with a supportive and engaged board of trustees who have recently completed a three-year strategic plan for the Museum’s growth and expansion. Lyman Allyn’s Development program raised $326K in FY2020 through grants and individual gifts. A work plan is in place to increase major and planned giving programs, donor recognition activities, and to build the Museum’s annual giving base.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience, including work with major gifts, will understand the opportunities and constraints of working in a small organization, and will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the mission of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. Applicants should be energetic, goal-oriented and possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Creative and flexible proposals for work schedule and methodology are acceptable since results will be the criteria of success. For a more detailed announcement and job description, please follow this link:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send cover letter and resume with references via email to Applications may also be sent to Search Committee, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320. The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Development

Posted 6/16/2020
Director of Development
Stamford, CT

Mission: REACH Prep provides access to transformative educational experiences that empower underserved, high-achieving students to graduate from top colleges and emerge as the next generation of leaders.

Organization: For over 25 years, REACH Prep has helped motivated and talented black and Latino students from underserved communities in Fairfield and Westchester counties and the Bronx gain admission to and thrive in rigorous independent schools. Upon admission to REACH Prep at the end of fourth grade, students benefit from a 12-year educational continuum, including comprehensive academic preparation and enrichment, leadership training, and supplementary individual and family guidance that prepares them to succeed at and graduate from competitive colleges. REACH Prep's model of access to high-quality education along with sustained, extensive and long-term support achieves college success rates that defy trends and national statistics.

REACH Prep is easily accessible for those traveling from New York City or New Haven. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Stamford near Harbor Point and within a short walking distance from Stamford’s Metro North Station. Please note that REACH Prep is following all local, state and federal guidelines regarding COVID-19 to ensure compliance and employee safety.

Position: REACH Prep seeks a Director of Development who will report to and work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer. The Director of Development will oversee all fundraising functions and events. He/she must be a strategic thinker and a tactician, with the experience and ability to implement all aspects of a well-defined fundraising plan. He/she will also work in collaboration with the Director of Communications and Events.

  • Execute a strategic fundraising plan to ensure revenue for REACH Prep’s over $2 million annual budget.
  • Identify, research, cultivate and successfully solicit annual and major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Drive expansion of a major gifts program and deepen the pipeline of major gifts donors and prospects.
  • Maintain a portfolio of individual donors and prospects.
  • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations.
  • Coordinate and attend meetings with the CEO, Directors, and current and prospective donors.
  • Work closely with Board members and specifically the Development and Events Committees.
  • Execute annual and special fundraising events working with the Director of Communications and Events
  • Plan strategic stewardship events and engagement opportunities to cultivate prospective donors and engage current funders.
  • Work with the Director of Communications and Events on creating targeted communications, annual appeals and outreach collateral.

Director of Development Job Description
  • Represent REACH Prep as a brand ambassador at internal and external events.
  • Oversee the development budget and monitor expenses.
  • Communicate fundraising goals throughout the organization and equip team members to reach them.
  • Prepare and present development updates including donor and revenue analysis reports.
  • Oversee staff responsible for gift processing and acknowledgments
  • College degree required, advanced degree and relevant certifications a plus.
  • Minimum of five years of full-time work experience in Development.
  • Demonstrated interest in educational access and/or college success work is desired.
  • Proven track record of identifying, securing and maintaining individual gifts, corporate sponsorships and foundation grants for an organization with a $1 million or above budget.
  • Proven experience with overseeing or executing fundraising events that raise a minimum of $250K.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and skilled at synthesizing, evaluating and utilizing donor quantitative and qualitative donor data.
  • Proven experience and facility with a donor database (Salesforce a plus).
  • Excellent communication skills including impeccable writing ability.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated interest in building and sustaining donor relationships.
  • Demonstrates and highly values discretion, sound judgment and integrity.
  • Ability to thrive and work collaboratively with a small team.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Start Date: Summer 2020

Salary: REACH Prep offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Gina Lucas, CEO at Review of applications will begin immediately.

No phone calls, please. REACH Prep can respond only to those candidates who will receive an interview.

REACH Prep is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.