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Community Engagement Officer for Philanthropic Services, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Date Posted: 09/28/2018

Community Engagement Officer for Philanthropic Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Grants Manager, Generations Family Health Center

Date Posted: 09/28/2018

Grants Manager

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

LOCATION: Willimantic, CT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

AA/EOE

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

Date Posted: 09/19/2018

Position Title: Director of Donor Relations

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

Status: Full-time, Exempt

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

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

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

Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: _x__ Yes ___ No

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

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

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

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

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

Please submit a resume and cover letter at the following link: https://careers-usesalvationarmy.icims.com/jobs/4988/donor-relations-director/j

Development Manager, The American Lung Association

Date Posted: 09/17/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association
Email: alahr@lung.org

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


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

Date Posted : 09/11/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please send resumes to:
Sterling Search, Inc.
info@sterlingsearchinc.com
Phone: 310-774-0099

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

Make-A-Wish Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, Connecticut College

Date Posted : 08/24/2018

Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship

Connecticut College is conducting a national search for a Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship. The Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship is responsible for designing, implementing, managing and evaluating a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels. The Director maintains positive and mutually rewarding relations among the College and its donors, partners with Advancement staff on stewardship strategies for key donors, and builds ongoing and active networking with campus and external constituents.

General Duties & Responsibilities: The Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship will develop and implement a strategic plan for donor recognition and stewardship. Key responsibilities include working with Advancement colleagues to coordinate meetings between donors and recipients (students, faculty); planning and managing all campaign cultivation, recognition and celebration events; managing all gift agreements, acknowledgements and endowment reports; building 1911 Society and Ad Astra Society recognition events; and managing the central list of naming opportunities.

Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. Because big questions inspire a broader vision, our Connections curriculum builds on the Colleges longstandin strength in interdisciplinary scholarship. Our students put the world together in new ways and learn to collaborate, innovate and solve new problems. Our campus with 750 acres of arboretum is nested in the historic New England seaport community of New London.

Bachelors degree with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience specifically in campaign stewardship. Exceptional oral and written communication skills and have experience being a proactive and creative leader who enjoys collaborating with colleagues and communicating directly with donors, prospects, volunteers, faculty, staff and students.

Knowledge of the following preferred: Banner, Excel, and all aspects of Microsoft Office. Some travel and a need for flexible working hours - weekend and evening duties required.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume

Applicant Credentialing: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected candidate.

To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/1279883

As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE

Chief Development Officer, YWCA Hartford Region

Date Posted : 08/20/2018

Chief Development Officer Search
YWCA Hartford Region

Location: Hartford, Connecticut

YWCA Hartford Region (YWCA) is one of Hartford’s core social service agencies, providing a broad range of services that help women and girls gain economic success and stability and promoting social justice issues in the community. YWCA has a strong reputation as a well-run and fiscally stable organization with high-caliber early childhood and housing programs. YWCA Hartford is searching for a Chief Development Officer to work closely with the CEO to lead the organization in philanthropy and fund development.

About YWCA Hartford Region

YWCA Hartford Region is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

The purpose of YWCA is to build the economic success of families by empowering women and their children to reach their fullest potential. Diverse programming annually provides 2000 women and children with tools and opportunities to address the racial, social, and gender disparities that have historically prevented many from succeeding in life – professionally, personally, and economically.

YWCA’s programs include:

• Child care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in four early learning centers;
• Before- and after-school care for students in kindergarten through fifth grade;
• A year-round empowerment program for girls in middle- and high-school that builds leadership and workplace skills;
• Support services for lower-income women with children to earn degrees at two local community colleges;
• Free tax preparation to help families pay down debt and work toward saving for
the future;
• A shelter and permanent supportive housing program for both men and women;
• An annual community-wide event that engages agencies and corporations in raising awareness about racism;
• Free annual conference focused on money management, investment and retirement strategies for women of all ages and economic backgrounds.

Core Responsibilities:

• Serve as a member of the Executive Leadership team, working to ensure organizational health and effectiveness.
• Foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, and create a donor-centered organization that nurtures loyalty through a comprehensive relationship-building program including cultivation and communications.
• Evaluate the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its fund development, recommend short- and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the organization’s values, mission and general objectives.
• Keep informed of developments in philanthropy and fund development as well as the general fields of management and the not-for-profit sector.
• Provide general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manage the day-to-day operations of the development function, and monitor adequacy of strategies and tactics.
• Support attainment of the organization’s fund development goals through the selection, development, motivation and evaluation of human capital, both professional and volunteer.
• Work with the chief executive officer and leadership volunteers to enable the board and its members to fulfill their fund development roles. Facilitate the optimum interaction between management and volunteers.
• In keeping with the body of knowledge and best / next practice, design and assure implementation of cost-effective fund development programs, employing economy while maintaining an acceptable level of quality and solid return on investment.

Skills, Experience and Attributes:

• Bachelors Degree and a minimum of 5 years fundraising experience in a professional position.
• Experience comparable to the body of knowledge to obtain the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Professional).
• Membership in a professional fundraising association.
• Comprehensive management skills and experience are required including but not limited to short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, oral and written communication skills, marketing and financial management, values clarification, organizational behavior and development, board development and governance.
• Demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions. The individual is expected to be a highly competent enabler of volunteers and staff.
• Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail, and, development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting.
• Demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money
• Membership in a professional fundraising association

Please visit our website at ywcahartford.org to view the full job description

Response Details:

Please send resume and a cover letter addressed to Chief Development Officer Search, YWCA Hartford Region. Please explain how your qualifications and experience meet YWCA Hartford Region’s needs. Submissions of candidacy will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Electronic submissions sent via this link are preferred: ywcahr@ywcahartford.org

YWCA Hartford Region is actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced team and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. YWCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Annual Giving, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Date Posted: 08/19/2018

Director of Annual Giving

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for University Advancement, the Director of Annual Giving has primary staff responsibility for planning, organizing and implementing all fiscal giving programs pertaining to unrestricted giving at the University via the Fund for FDU and the Fund for Wroxton College from alumni, parents and friends. The Director plans, executes and manages a comprehensive multi-channel annual giving program that includes leadership giving, giving days, crowdfunding, direct mail, email and social media communication and solicitation strategies. The incumbent oversees partnership with phone center vendor. Builds, maintains and serves as a primary prospect manager for a portfolio of annual giving prospects with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes. Interacts professionally with all internal and external constituents using strong interpersonal skills.

1. Bachelor’s degree and five years progressively responsible and successful fundraising experience in a higher education or non-profit, which must include experience in annual giving initiatives.

2. Experience in developing/executing crowdfunding and giving days for institutions of higher education, like institutions, or non-profits.

3. Demonstrated skill in organization and implementation of annual giving initiatives, which include cultivation, steward and solicitation phases.

4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in higher education and the role of annual giving and its challenges.

5. Experience managing and motivating development professional, support staff and volunteers, and a proactive style of leadership that encourages teamwork.

6. Strong analytical skills including the ability to analyze trends from quantitative and qualitative data and benchmark across like organizations.

7. Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication and public relations skills.

8. Excellent understanding of computer and constituent software utilized in development operations. Raisers Edge preferred.

9. Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously. Ability to related to a diverse stakeholder group.

10. Ability to work a flexible schedule with a willingness to work weekends, evenings, and other non-traditional schedules as needed.

11. Valid U.S. driver’s license from the state in which the candidate resides and an acceptable driving record in accordance with the university’s Motor Vehicle Policy. A MVC check will be required at the time of hire and thereafter as deemed appropriate by the university. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the MVC check.

12. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Fairleigh Dickinson University takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Interested candidates can learn more about and apply for this position through the University’s Web site (www.fdu.edu) by clicking on the Employment link at the bottom of the page.

Director of Development -- Becton College, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Date Posted: 08/19/2018

Director of Development -- Becton College

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for University Advancement with dual responsibility to the Dean, Becton College of Arts and Sciences, the Director of Development – Becton College of Arts and Sciences is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the development activities of the College. The Director of Development identifies potential major funding sources, develops and implements strategies to secure major gift support and coordinates the development activities (including some alumni activities) of the College for its academic, programmatic and capital needs. The Director develops and maintains a portfolio of active prospects for support, and is responsible for the successful solicitation of these prospects.

1. Bachelor's degree.

2. A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in development and fundraising.

3. A verifiable track record of successful major gift solicitation.

4. The ability to develop successful major donor solicitation strategies.

5. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

6. The ability and willingness to travel locally and nationally.

7. Computer literacy and familiarity with development-centered software.

8. Valid driver’s license and accessibility to transportation.

9. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Fairleigh Dickinson University takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Interested candidates can learn more about and apply for this position through the University’s Web site (www.fdu.edu) by clicking on the Employment link at the bottom of the page.

Director of Leadership Giving, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

Date Posted: 08/12/2018
Job Posting
Director of Leadership Giving

About Us
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is one of more than 1,200 autonomous United Ways in our nation and nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We have the unique ability, vision and resources to bring together diverse stakeholders around a community vision of creating positive change to achieve long-lasting results for children and families.

Our Mission
To engage and bring together people and resources committed to the well-being of children and families in our community.

Join Our Team! Career Opportunity
We are searching for a Director of Leadership Giving who’s a strategic thinker, mission-driven, team-oriented and has a ‘can-do’/solution orientation. The Director would be excited by working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple priorities and identifying innovative ways of increasing loyal contributors among specific affinity groups: leadership givers, young professionals, women and legacy donors. The Director is also a member of United Way’s management team, directly contributing to its culture, external relationships/brand, and the organization’s success in raising the financial resources to fulfill its mission.

As the Director of Leadership Giving, you will:
• Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward leadership giving from individuals/families with emphasis on United Way affinity groups (ex., local/national United Way leadership societies, young professionals and women; philanthropy fund; individuals outside of workplace giving; legacy gifts).
• Manage department staff to ensure development and execution of strategies to attract, retain and grow membership and increase giving to United Way; ensures opportunities for staff professional growth and development.
• Lead prospect management meetings with President and CEO, leadership volunteers and/or internal staff to ensure coordination of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.
• Initiate contacts with potential leadership/major gift donors, align interests with United Way initiatives and develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them. Prepares President and CEO or designee for conversations/meetings with current/prospective leadership/major gift donors.
• Effectively manage United Way’s Philanthropy Fund including increasing participation and efficient, timely gift processing, acknowledgment and reporting of donor designations.
• Recognize leadership donors in timely, effective ways including annual production of United Way’s roster.
• Ensure confidentiality of all donor information as well as accurate and timely entry in customer relationship management (CRM) software.
• Effectively manage and leverage the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database and process, ensuring own and staff proficiency in regularly analyzing data and reports for leadership giving opportunity and risk identification.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of strategies, initiatives, special events and overall results for leadership giving and affinity groups.
• Lead organizational teams responsible for increasing membership and revenue through effective fundraising events by United Way’s women and young professionals’ affinity groups.
• Attend United Way events as well as outside events for United Way representation, networking etc.
• Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
• Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
• Certified Fundraising Executive Credential preferred.
• Minimum five years’ experience in leadership/major gift fundraising.
• Perform job with integrity, consistent with the mission, vision, values and beliefs of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. Adheres to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathetic disposition, and perseverance; reflect optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of the donors.
• Demonstrate United Way Core Competencies (Mission-Focused, Relationship-Oriented, Collaborator, Results-Driven and Brand Steward); and,
• Knowledge of all charitable gift planning vehicles, including how to determine the appropriate vehicles for specific prospects.
• Track record of taking prospects to solicitation and closing leadership gifts in education/human services.
• Excellent interpersonal and social skills; able to communicate effectively in writing and orally.
• Strong customer-centric focus in all tasks and activities.
• Ability to maintain professional standards and conduct, internally and externally.
• Strong relationship management skills enhancing internal organizational relations, external community interactions, and in business development opportunities.
• Works collaboratively with, and in support of, volunteers and United Way staff to achieve donor, workplace partner and organization needs.
• Ability to relate well with people from diverse groups.
• Holds self and other team members accountable for achieving results.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft CRM preferred).
• Proficiency in iWave or similar donor cultivation resources.
• Proficiency in customer relationship management software (StratusLive preferred).
• Driver’s license and valid transportation.

How to apply:
Qualified applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter describing 1) their qualifications and experiences 2) salary requirements, and 3) how they learned about the position to:

United Way of Central and Northeastern CT
Human Resources
30 Laurel Street
Hartford, CT 06106

Email: positions@unitedwayinc.org No phone calls please.

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is an equal opportunity employer M / F / D / V.

Development Director (CT #1819-05)

Date Posted: 07/28/2018

Opening Date: July 23, 2018
City: East Hartford
State: CT
Job Location: East Hartford, CT

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

In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects related to the creation, management and execution of annual fundraising campaigns with a focus on signature special events. This includes securing sponsorship, participant recruitment, volunteer involvement, team building, marketing, budget, timelines, evaluation and logistics.
Responsibilities
  •  Responsible for raising funds through special events, individual & corporate giving, non-governmental grants & other income sources utilizing the implementation of best practices
  •  Develop, implement and monitor plans to meet area fundraising goals. If necessary, be prepared to develop a contingency plan to successfully meet fundraising goals and complete activities
  •  Ensure revenue goals are attained by identifying, recruiting, managing and stewarding high level volunteer committees
  •  Implement local fundraising events including securing sponsors & recruiting fundraising participants. Recruit, train & supervise development staff & volunteers.
  •  Provide recommendations for area development budget & innovative ways to accomplish goals. Submit timely program reports.
  •  In collaboration with the Executive Director, ensure the creation of a strong corporate committee (Growth Committee) comprised of corporate community leadership volunteers capable of increasing sponsorships and corporate support.
  •  Launch and oversee a sub-committee to execute logistics and boost recruitment in the surrounding areas.
  •  Coach corporate team captains and fundraising volunteers.
  •  Manage development manager ensuring volunteer recruitment, e-communications, and adherence to the timeline for a successful event.
  •  Responsible for cross-functional collaboration with Programs and Advocacy to ensure robust representation at all fundraising events
  •  Oversee all event solicitations. Oversee budget and logistics preparation. Work closely with a variety of vendors and venues necessary for event execution.
  •  Oversee and manage event project timelines. Monitor and prepare ongoing event progress reports. Evaluate event results and use analysis to prepare recommendations for future events as needed.
  •  Recruit, manage and coach community event team captains and volunteers. Cultivate relationships and effectively engage volunteers. Work with the Development team to cultivate event attendees.
  •  Work closely with regional and national colleagues.
  •  Complete special projects as assigned by the Executive Director.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit Management, Marketing, or related field required;
  •  Minimum of seven years fundraising experience including special event planning and management, individual & corporate giving, and non-           governmental grant acquisition
  •  Must have experience with leading and managing staff
  •  Demonstrated success in recruiting and stewarding high level volunteers, donors, and sponsors
  •  Experience with non-profit budget building and management
  •  Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment with strong organizational skills and an attention to detail
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and proficient in social & digital media
  •  Able to work with minimum direct supervision, make decisions, and take initiative
  •  Proven ability to cultivate and steward relationships across a diverse population
  •  Flexibility to work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends with some overnights required. Must have a valid Driver’s license
  •  Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (event supplies)
  •  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Convio
  •  Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any    form.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Please send or e-mail letter of application and resume with salary requirements to (include job title in subject of email):

Human Resources Department
American Lung Association
Email: alahr@lung.org
The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Director of Development and Major Gifts, Housatonic Valley Association

Date Posted: 07/22/2018

Put your passion to work for the Housatonic River Watershed! The Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) seeks a dynamic, strategic-thinking, self-starting and articulate individual to serve as its Director of Development to lead its fundraising program, with an emphasis on major giving. The position is part of the senior management team, reports to the ED, and is responsible for creating and executing strategies for major gifts, annual giving, donor stewardship and recognition, planned giving and special campaign (including corporate) initiatives.

Specific duties include creating and implementing development goals, plans, strategies and timelines to meet HVA’s operating, sustainability and growth needs with emphasis on developing and executing an annual major gifts ($10,000 to $100,000) plan including donor acquisition and retention; prospect research and identification; initiating donor contact and executing donor cultivation/relationship building strategies; solicitation; and stewardship to increase major gift revenue annually. HVA is restoring waters, and protecting high quality land and waters, across the entire 1,948 square mile Housatonic River Watershed in western Massachusetts, eastern New York and western Connecticut to Long island Sound.

Link to full job description here: https://hvatoday.org/director-of-development-and-major-gifts/

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Lasell College

Date Posted: 07/18/2018

Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations

Lasell College
Newton, MA
www.lasell.edu

An innovator in education for over 165 years, Lasell College today is a comprehensive coeducational college, offering professionally oriented bachelor's and master's degree programs. The 54-acre campus is located in suburban Newton, Massachusetts, within eight miles of downtown Boston. Its location at the heart of the Route 128 high-tech corridor is a powerful symbol of Lasell’s “connected learning” philosophy, which engages students in the work of their field of study through service learning, internships, project-based classroom experiences, and opportunities for global learning. As a result, Lasell students graduate with a degree and a robust resume, and consistently report job placement rates about 95%.

Lasell College seeks a Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations (Vice President) to provide the leadership and vision to further evolve the College’s inventive and dynamic fundraising operation. The Vice President will create a culture of philanthropy that will further energize the constituency and drive the expansion and diversification of philanthropic support. Guided by the five-year strategic plan, “Vision 2022,” and inspired by the leadership of President Michael B. Alexander, Lasell College has embraced ambitious academic, institutional, and facilities goals. The ideal candidate will build upon the College’s fundraising strategy, develop alumni leaders, attract new leadership donors, and align resources to best meet Vision 2022 goals including: engagement of corporate partners; growth of endowment; and, completion of capital campaigns to meet academic and community needs.

As the College’s chief development officer, the Vice President will work with the President, Trustees, the Senior Management Team, deans and program directors, faculty, alumni, volunteers, and staff to identify and leverage major gifts, and strategically engage in fundraising activities. The Vice President will also build strategic relationships with Lasell Village, an award-winning senior housing community, sponsored by Lasell College and located on its campus. The Vice President will be an entrepreneurial professional who is inspired by the distinctive role of Lasell in the world of higher education and within the New England region. A proven front-line fundraiser, the ideal candidate will possess a solid track record of increasing philanthropic support and purposefully expanding and diversifying revenue, ideally for a higher education institution. The ideal candidate will have the stature and relationship-building acumen to invigorate staff and alumni volunteers through effective motivation, mentoring, and team building, while maintaining best practices, camaraderie, and clearly defined goals.

The Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations will report to President Alexander and serve as a member of the Senior Management Team. The Vice President will also serve ex-officio as staff support to the Governance and Audit Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Vice President will collaborate with the Alumni Association and work closely with the President of the Alumni Association. The ideal candidate will manage and mentor the College fundraising staff of 13 professionals.

Lasell College has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at Lasell@glfreeman.com.

Executive Director, Connecticut River Museum

Date Posted: 07/18/2018

The Connecticut River Museum, a regional interdisciplinary museum that explores and documents the history, culture and environment of New England’s largest river, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and experienced leader for the position of Executive Director. The new incumbent will be expected to build on the previous successes of the Museum and will be responsible for working with the Board, Staff, and Community. S/he will be responsible for positioning the Museum as one of the River Valley’s cultural and environmental leaders.

The next Executive Director will have a minimum of 5 years of nonprofit leadership experience; hold at least a master’s degree or equivalent in museum studies, history, environmental science, or nonprofit management; and demonstrate a proven track record of fundraising and working within a complex development structure. S/he will be responsible for helping to cultivate and maintain the Museum’s donor base; for spearheading strategic planning; for representing the Museum; for advancing its reputation and recognition; for ensuring continued financial sustainability; and for nurturing collaborations with River Valley organizations and individuals.

The Executive Director will have a strong understanding and appreciation of museum education, exhibits, and collections. S/he will be a team player who can multitask and stay goal-oriented. S/he will have strong written and oral communication skills and a clear understanding of best museum practices. Most importantly, s/he will have an appreciation of the Connecticut River Museum’s interdisciplinary mission and will work towards defining its unique role in the River Valley and broader region. S/he will have or be prepared to build a personal understanding and respect for the region’s history and environmental importance and will actively work towards creating a sense of place within the River Valley.

Full job description, required qualifications, Museum background, and the application process can be found here: www.ctrivermuseum.org/news/employmentopportunities/

Capital Campaign Manager, Goodspeed Musicals

Date Posted: 07/18/2018

Goodspeed Musicals is in search of an individual to work on fund raising efforts as Capital Campaign Manager. The Capital Campaign Manager reports to the Director of Development and the Executive Director and is responsible for day-to-day management of Goodspeed’s capital campaign including solicitations, records, external reporting, and research. He/she will provide support for the Director of Development and Executive Director and participate actively in strategic and tactical planning for the Capital Campaign.

A qualified candidate will be able to manage key responsibilities and tasks of the position including: support the Board of Trustees, Executive Director, campaign leadership and Director of Development in qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift prospects and donors; maintain a portfolio of approximately 100 donors to solicit for specific campaign gifts; manage and continually refine campaign prospect pool; and conduct and analyze prospect research.

Successful candidates will be a flexible, high-energy, and creative problem-solver and have: 5-6 years of experience in development office, preferable in a campaign or major gifts environment; and/or success managing a portfolio as a major gifts officer. A bachelor’s degree is required.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to jobs@goodspeed.org All applications are appreciated and reviewed, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Goodspeed Musicals is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. Goodspeed Musicals does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.

Job Type: 32 hours per week, one –year, renewable contract.

Manager of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, HARTFORD STAGE

Date Posted: 07/18/2018

Tony Award-winning HARTFORD STAGE seeks a fundraising professional with 3+ years’ experience to serve as Manager of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. The position will identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts to the annual fund and help to plan and implement a pending endowment and advancement campaign. They also will have primary responsibility for expanding the Shakespeare Society, a planned giving circle, through cultivation and stewardship activities.

The successful candidate will have proven success soliciting major gifts and exceptional communication skills. Knowledge of the arts and the Greater Hartford philanthropic community a plus. Candidates must possess an Associate’s degree or beyond, attention to detail, the ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment, the desire to grow in the field of development and interest in regional theatre. EOE. Hartford Stage is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

Please send resume, cover letter, references to Antay Bilgutay at ABilgutay@hartfordstage.org

Director of Leadership Gifts, Connecticut College

Date Posted: 08/24/2018

Director of Leadership Gifts

Connecticut College is conducting a national search for an inspirational leader possessing the charisma, poise and judgment to serve as spokesperson, influencer and natural connector across diverse audiences. We seek an innovative, driven and successful fundraiser with knowledge of best practices in leadership gift donor cultivation and solicitation, board and volunteer development, project implementation and evaluation. Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, the Director manages the Leadership Gifts program and plays a vital role in the development, implementation and successful completion of the College's current $300 million comprehensive campaign. Managing a national portfolio of leadership gift donors and prospects, the Director will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward gifts from alumni, parents and friends of Connecticut College.

The Director of Leadership Gifts will develop and implement a strategic plan to build the College's relationship with individuals with the potential to make gifts of $50,000 or more. Key responsibilities include supervising frontline Leadership Gift Officers and support staff, coordinating and supporting the President's Leadership Council, regular interactions with faculty and administration, program evaluation and measuring progress toward benchmark goals. The Director will partner with Alumni Engagement, Annual Giving, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Gift Planning and other Advancement teams in cultivating volunteers and donors.

Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. Because big questions inspire a broader vision, our Connections curriculum builds on the College's longstanding strength in interdisciplinary scholarship. Our students put the world together in new ways and learn to collaborate, innovate and solve new problems. Our campus with 750 acres of arboretum is nestled in the historic New England seaport community of New London.

Bachelor's degree with a minimum of seven years of a proven track record soliciting and closing leadership gifts. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, and proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and alumni/donor databases. Significant travel necessary to fulfill obligations of the position.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume
Applicant Credentialing: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected candidate.

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1279874

As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE

Director of Gift Planning, Connecticut College

Date Posted: 08/24/2018

Director of Gift Planning


Connecticut College is conducting a national search for an ambitious, energetic gift planning leader to join our successful Advancement team. Reporting to the Vice President for College Advancement, the Director of Gift Planning leads and manages the planned giving program and plays a vital role in the development, implementation and successful completion of the College's current $300 million comprehensive campaign. Managing a national portfolio of planned gift donors and prospects, the Director will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward planned gifts from alumni, parents and friends of Connecticut College.

The Director of Gift Planning will develop and implement a strategic plan including a comprehensive marketing plan for planned giving. Key responsibilities include building the legacy society, the Rosemary Park Society, collaborating with other frontline fundraising staff, and serving as the liaison between the College and State Street Global Advisors regarding life income gifts and investments.

Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. Because big questions inspire a broader vision, our Connections curriculum builds on the College's longstanding strength in interdisciplinary scholarship. Our students put the world together in new ways and learn to collaborate, innovate and solve new problems. Our campus with 750 acres of arboretum is nestled in the historic New England seaport community of New London.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree with at least five years of a proven track record soliciting and closing leadership gifts and/or planned gifts. Knowledge of planned giving vehicles and PGCalc or other planned giving software. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, and proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and alumni/donor databases.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume

Applicant Credentialing: Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, will be conducted on the selected candidate.

To apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/1279881

As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE

Wish Coordinator – Make A Wish Connecticut – Trumbull, CT

Date Posted: 08/28/2018

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

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 to ensure a quality wish experience for every child.
• Provide excellent customer service and communication to wish families, wish granters, and staff.
• Develop relationships with vendors statewide to secure in-kind donations for wishes.
• 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.
• Generate a proposed budget for each wish assignment. Monitor wishes to ensure that all wish costs are kept within budget.
• 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 must
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a high degree of compassion
• Excellent computer skills; Knowledge of Raisers Edge preferred
• High attention to detail and ability to respond to rapidly changing situations a must
• Must be available for occasional nights and weekends.
• Passion for the mission.

If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter to claporta@ct.wish.org