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Annual Giving Coordinator - Flagler College

POSTED 9/21/2021

ABSTRACT: 

The Annual Giving Coordinator is responsible for administering the College’s phonathon program, young alumni giving program, student philanthropy program, and facilitating the pledge fulfillment process.  This position will work closely with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving to plan and execute a comprehensive annual giving program to successfully engage constituents as donors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Oversees the College’s phone outreach program, Students for Advancement, including student caller recruitment, training, and management of a staff of 9-12 students.
Facilitate the pledge fulfillment process, including sending outstanding pledge emails, phone calls, texting, direct mail pledge cards, and weekly thank you cards.
Develops reporting metrics for Phonathon program and ensures that goals are met.
Executes a minimum of five significant contacts per month and maintains a portfolio of approximately 50 prospects. Solicits young alumni and community members for gifts and pledges in support of the Flagler Fund in the range of $500 to $1,000.
Facilitates the growth of the young alumni giving program through marketing and personal solicitation, focusing on consecutive and recurring giving through the Young Lions Society as well as coordinates the programming for the Young Lions Society.
Creates and implements a robust student philanthropy program in coordination with the Association of Fundraising Professionals student club and the Students for Advancement team. Focus would be to educate students about the importance of philanthropy and giving back to the College, especially for Giving Day campaigns.
Cultivates the growth of the senior class giving campaign and develops a new class giving program among all class years.
Collaborates with other campus departments and groups to promote affinity giving through crowdfunding projects.
Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and other colleagues to develop marketing materials, funding opportunities, and recognition efforts designed to increase giving by alumni, parents, and community members.
Assists in executing an annual Giving Day and Giving Tuesday campaign.
Serves as the staff advisor for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Club.
Other duties as assigned

ADDITIONAL RESPONSBILITES

Supports the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in fostering a productive, positive, and collegial office setting.
Participates in a mid-year performance discussion and a performance evaluation each year.
Performs such other College-related duties as may be required by the Assistant Director of Annual Giving and/or the Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree required and 1 to 3 years of successful fundraising experience preferred.
Experience working with volunteer staff and student employees.
Qualify for a valid Florida driver’s license and possess the willingness to travel.

CHARACTERISTICS PREFERRED

Ability to organize and manage multiple assignments and deadlines.
Strong organizational skills.
Ability to write clearly and speak articulately in order to communicate persuasively to key constituencies.
Ability to work without close supervision and to make proper independent decisions concurrent with College policy.
Diplomacy, tact, discretion, and skill in dealing with diverse constituencies and co-workers.
Ability to exercise good judgment in the handling of sensitive and confidential information.
Knowledge of computer programs; willingness to learn and be efficient user of fundraising software.
Courteous manner in dealing with the public.
Ability to take direction and work with others as part of a team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and experience using digital marketing products such as Adobe Photoshop, Canva, Mailchimp, texting platforms and Facebook Ads.
Experience using Raiser’s Edge fundraising software.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involved sitting most of the time and occasionally walking and standing.
 Climbing, walking, crouching, repetitive motions, and ability to communicate appropriately with students/colleagues.
Ability to work evenings.

Apply online at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=35535&clientkey=CFD5A25D0F7875F72907A59112412D6B

 

    Development Officer - North Florida Land Trust

    POSTED 9/17/2021

    Abstract:
    The Development Officer works closely with the Director of Philanthropic Services to conduct fundraising, grant writing, and relationship-building activities that support ongoing operations and growth in accordance with the goals determined by the President and Board of Directors through the Development Committee.

    DEVELOPMENT OFFICER POSITION DESCRIPTION

    Title: Development Officer
    Supervisor: Director of Philanthropic Services
    Status: Full-time

    North Florida Land Trust
    North Florida Land Trust is a 501(c)3 accredited land trust founded in 1999 with a mission to conserve natural areas, historic resources, and working lands of northeast Florida. With headquarters in Jacksonville, NFLT operates primarily in twelve counties in Northeast Florida and has protected over 19,000 acres of land throughout the region. NFLT works with public agencies at all levels of government, not-for-profit partners, private landowners, and foundations.

    Position Description
    The Development Officer works closely with the Director of Philanthropic Services to conduct fundraising, grant writing, and relationship-building activities that support ongoing operations and growth in accordance with the goals determined by the President and Board of Directors through the Development Committee.  

    Responsibilities
    • Develop a deep understanding of the North Florida Land Trust’s mission, values, and often complex campaigns locally and nationally.
    • Assist Director of Philanthropic Services in developing and maintaining a development program plan, complete with metrics, to benchmark progress throughout the year.
    • Maintain computerized donor management system.
    • Ensure appropriate donor recognition, including acknowledgments for cash and in-kind contributions.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of deferred and planned giving vehicles, opportunities, and best practices.
    • Assist Director of Philanthropic Services in the planning, management, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects, prioritizing donors who have the capacity of $100,000 or more.
    • Act decisively upon identified leads with qualifying calls and visits. Ensure that donor records are up-to-date and track moves in the relational database.
    • Research grant opportunities and produce professional submissions.
    • Assist Director of Philanthropic Services in soliciting contributions from corporations, foundations, and board members.  Implement annual fund-raising activities.
    • Work with Director of Philanthropic Services to coordinate all sponsored special events and donor engagement opportunities.
    • Develop sustainable donor giving programs and a plan for execution
    • In consultation with Director of Philanthropic Services, represent the North Florida Land Trust at community functions as necessary to increase our presence in the community.
    • Maintain an excellent public relations status with the community and staff.
    • Coordinate Amelia Forever campaign activities and manage Amelia Forever Committee and Task Force on behalf of North Florida Land Trust
    • Assist Director of Philanthropic Services and staff on content development for marketing communications and media, including but not limited to newsletters, brochures, swag, email communications, video production, photography, stewardship and solicitation mailers, and website updates.
    • Serve on the grants committee with the Friends of American Beach, Nassau County, and others to assist with grant writing for the purpose of preserving the historical and natural sites in historic American Beach.
    • Present to community groups (i.e., Rotary groups and garden clubs) as requested to inform about NFLT programs and gain new donors.

    Any other duties assigned.

    Job Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and at least three years of experience in fund development is required.  
    • Knowledge of significant citizens, organizations, and companies within the North Florida Land Trust service area and its funding opportunities is preferred.  
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.  Ability to work independently.
    • Familiarity with grant writing and track record of successful grant awards preferred—the ability to work with a diverse population, clients, and volunteers, with sensitivity to people in need.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to grasp and articulate multi-layered programs and campaigns in a way that meets the interests and passions of donors.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Strong organizational and project management skills, team-building skills, and familiarity with relational databases required.
    • Must be creative, flexible, responsible, well-organized, and able to balance a variety of activities.
    • The ability to manage systems, set priorities, and work within deadlines is essential.
    • Demonstrated empathy and ability to actively listen to build strong relationships with colleagues and donors.

    Please email CL and Resume to landersonlouy@nflt.org

     

    Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations - Flagler College

    POSTED 9/16/2021

    Abstract:

    The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations is responsible for maximizing philanthropic support from corporations and foundations for the strategic priorities of Flagler College. Through close collaboration with the Senior Director of Development, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and the Deans/faculty of each school, the Director is expected to identify academic priorities appropriate for funding; determine potential funding sources; and lead the cultivation and solicitation of these prospects.

    The Director is expected to facilitate the careful stewardship of relationships with existing donors and build upon that by making new connections with both national and regional foundations, corporations in the Northeast Florida region, and small businesses through gifts, sponsorships, and other grants. To achieve this, the Director is responsible for timely research and writing for the submission of grant proposals and subsequent required reporting.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Manage relationship with a portfolio of corporate and foundation funders with an expectation of making at least 8 personal visits and soliciting an average of 2 proposals per month.
    • Engage with faculty, program directors, deans and other campus leaders to identify programs and projects that align with Flagler College funding priorities.
    • Coordinate priorities for proposals with the Senior Director of Development and the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
    • Coordinate with the Business Office on proposals and grant requirements for adherence to college budgeting policies. Oversee the documentation of all activity with corporate and foundation funders within the Raisers Edge database.
    • Utilize available resources, databases, and networking to research and identify corporate and foundation prospects.
    • Develop an annual grants strategy and monitor the progress of submitted proposals.
    • Maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating moves management plans related to them. Coordination and implementation of identified metrics for prospect visits and proposals will be expected.
    • Ensure that stewardship and reporting requirements for corporate and foundation gifts are met to sustain successful partnerships by maintaining detailed records of solicitation activities.
    • Other duties as assigned

    • Bachelors degree required
    • Minimum of three years demonstrated successful corporate and/or foundation fundraising experience preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization)
    • Excellent project management, writing, and strong communication skills required
    • Familiarity with various institutional philanthropy resources, budget preparation/tracking, and/or grant making
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office
    • Highly organized and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines
    • Working knowledge of best practices in corporate and foundation relations
    • Proven track record of developing successful proposals and receiving five- and six-figure corporate and foundation grants, preferably in an academic setting
    • Experience developing corporate engagement strategies and securing corporate support
    • Ability to initiate and build relationships with prospective corporate and foundation donors, and interact via telephone and in person with institutional representatives
    • Ability to travel up to 50% percent of the time, including weekends
    • Knowledge of Blackbaud Raisers Edge, preferred.

    Please apply online at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=35297&clientkey=CFD5A25D0F7875F72907A59112412D6B

    Questions about the position can be directed to JDavitt@flagler.edu

    Gift Officer - Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

    POSTED 9/8/2021

    Abstract:
    The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens seeks a dynamic fundraiser to join the Advancement Team and elevate this cultural gem to be recognized and supported throughout the community and region. Ninah Cummer found this museum on the principle that it serve “all of Jacksonville”. We seek a development professional with the vision and passion to attain this goal and help build a sustainable philanthropic infrastructure that secures the ability to provide the highest level of quality art and garden programming, including community and educational access, at the Cummer Museum.

    Essential Function:
    Working with the Development Team, support and expand philanthropic initiatives, including management of museum member groups, corporate sponsors and individual mid-level and major gifts that support the Museum and Gardens.

    •  Support the Museum’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect of individuals, commitment to our community, accountability and ownership.
    •  Identify prospects, cultivate, and solicit individual and corporate donors and sponsors with special emphasis on unrestricted giving to meet goals.  Steward and build strong relationships with donors through the member and recognition programs. Manage individual donor benefits, acknowledgements, stewardship activities and programs.  Maintain donor CRM database in an orderly manner.
    •  Work closely with the Chief Advancement Officer to build a strong, sustainable philanthropic infrastructure for the Museum and Gardens that integrates the highest level of efficient and effective fundraising strategies and tactics.  
    •  Attend and supervise donor and prospect cultivation events and stewarding opportunities.
    •  Quickly, courteously and efficiently handle concerns, questions and needs of donors, members.
    •  Manage all grantmaking activities, with special emphasis on the annual funding applications for the Cultural Service Grant Program and the Division of Cultural Affairs General Program Support. Ensure reporting requirements are met for all grants in addition to identifying new funding opportunities.  
    •  Work closely with the Museum’s two affinity groups to engage and cultivate new and existing donors in those areas. Manage the groups’ membership and oversee all lectures, events, and programming.
    •  Cultivate community and regional support for the Museum and Gardens.
    •  Ensure proper representation of donor identity commitments and recognition, including signage, the website, magazine and other applicable promotional material.
    •  Follow standards and guidelines for Events and Programs for requests, planning, and execution of all activities.
    •  Other job duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
    •  Bachelor’s Degree in related field
    •  3 to 5 years professional experience in non-profit development.  
    •  Demonstrated background in achieving revenue goals, strategic objectives and assigned Key Performance Indicators.
    •  Outstanding persuasive written and oral communication skills, as well as interpersonal and organizational skills.
    •  Ability to provide superior customer service for all constituents of the Museum.
    •  Ability to communicate effectively and with diplomacy when interacting with vendors, staff, volunteers and the public.
    •  Knowledge of donor research techniques.
    •  Strong contributor in team environments with ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
    •  Experience working in deadline-driven environments while maintaining strong attention to detail.
    •  Database management required.  Altru or Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
    •  Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
    •  Schedule may include nights and weekends due to events.
    •  Valid Florida driver license.

    To Apply: Qualified applicants send cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, Attn: Human Resources Department, 829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204 or jobs@cummermuseum.org

    *all interviewed applicants & new employees required to show proof of vaccination

    Associate Director of Stewardship & Development - Diocese of St. Augustine

    POSTED 9/2/2021

    Abstract: 
    The Associate Director of Stewardship and Development will take major responsibility in oversight of the Bishop’s Annual Stewardship Appeal (BASA), managing all BASA donor relations and database records, promotion and support of any diocesan campaigns, Stewardship as a way of life, and supports the work of the Director by identifying and cultivating major gifts.  The Associate Director will also take major responsibility for other Diocesan Wide Appeals, such as Catholic Schools, Catholic Cemeteries, the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche and others.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Directs and manages all fundraising, logistics and gift processing for the BASA campaign and its related events, including communication with clergy, staff, volunteers, and donors; manages timeline of event; works with outside vendors, negotiating yearly vendor contracts; development of materials and coordination of training for pastors and volunteers; tracks and reports data collection; coordinates all direct mail and email communication; development of campaign material.
    • Fosters a ministry-oriented, accountable work environment, providing strong leadership, management, and supervision to her/his direct reports. Direct supervision includes the Database Assistant, and Database & Donor Relations Coordinator. 
    • Provides performance management feedback and goal setting with her/his team. Promotes a team environment and articulates the purpose and vision with staff, develops goals with each of them, and follows-up to ensure that the mission is accomplished.
    • Advises the Director and the appropriate advisory boards on all issues related to development, while providing comprehensive, accurate, and timely status reports on performance, financial updates, goals, initiatives, and the success of the campaigns as well as building support for future strategy.
    • Supports the work of the Director of Development in planning of donor appreciation events in coordination with the Bishop and Episcopal Vicar and their schedules.
    • Works cooperatively and diligently with professionals in the technology arena, legal, planning, trust, investment, and marketing fields to involve them in the development activities of the diocese to achieve successful outcomes.
    • Provides consultative advice, support, materials, tools, publications, education/training to parishes and other diocesan institutions on Stewardship rooted in Baptism and Christian discipleship so that they can develop their own initiatives that focus on the pillars of Stewardship with an emphasis on incorporating the parish.
    • Develops and grows a social media footprint of the Development and Stewardship programs and initiatives with a goal that it becomes a powerful tool to communicate, bring about awareness, and use technology for development and stewardship. 
    • Makes recommendations to the Director for the strategic planning of annual campaigns, working collaboratively with the Bishop, Episcopal Vicar, Director of Communications, his/her supervisor, and Pastor Advisory Committee Chair.
    • Manages donor prospect responses, donor acknowledgement and cultivation via letter, email and social media.
    • Supports the Director in all planning, organizing and meetings of the Pastors Advisory Committee (PAC) and Committee for Stewardship and the New Evangelization (CSNE).
    • Oversees the maintenance and accuracy of the donor and grant databases.
    • Oversees special initiatives, projects, and committees within the scope of the Development & Stewardship Office concerning the activities surrounding the Committee for Stewardship and the New Evangelization.
    • Promotes and supports all diocesan stewardship activities. Participates with other development fundraising projects and/or special events or campaigns, as necessary.
    • Develops and maintains good relationships with clergy, schools, parish staff, and volunteers. Maintains a work schedule that maximizes availability to parishes, diocesan staff, and clergy.
    • Continues ongoing professional development.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Business Administration, Non-Profit Administration, or related field. Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) credential is preferred.
    • Familiarity and fluency with the use of technology and the ability to know how to team with others to creatively use technology in development and stewardship, marketing, media relations, and to continually stay abreast of how other organizations, particularly dioceses use of technology, marketing, and the media to communicate, reach donors, and allow for ease-of-donation/giving, etc.
    • A minimum of 5 years proven experience in successfully directing annual appeals, general fundraising techniques and donor relations.
    • 3 years Supervisory experience preferred.
    • Knowledge of stewardship and donor relations. 
    • Strong administrative, planning, and organizational leadership skills.
    • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic possessing the ability to respect, promote, accommodate, and not conflict with the mission, moral and social teachings, doctrines, and laws of the Roman Catholic faith and must be a Catholic in good standing with the Church.
    • Ability to respect and value the cultural richness that makes up the Church and society and strives to celebrate commonalities and differences among various groups.
    • Must be able to maintain confidential information, exercise good judgment and work independently as well as in a team environment; excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills is required. 
    • Must be goal-oriented and able to multi-task.
    • Requires proficient communication skills, including verbal, written, and listening.
    • Proficient with information technology including Microsoft Office Suite.  
    • Must successfully pass the required criminal background check prior to employment and every five years.
    • Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
    LANGUAGE SKILLS
    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, vendors, employees, and the public.
     
    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
     
    REASONING ABILITY
    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
     
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    WORKING CONDITIONS
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
     
    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, when necessary, and ability to travel and drive one's own vehicle to various diocesan locations. 

    To Apply: https://hr.dosafl.com/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a78859f7b7f6203017b9d6038c37117


    Director of Development - UNF Coggin College of Business

    POSTED 8/27/2021

    University of North Florida seeks a seasoned professional for the lead fundraising role with the Coggin College of Business. The Director of Development is responsible for all fundraising and related development and alumni engagement activities in the college.  This is an unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to partner with a new Dean at a growing institution that will soon celebrate its 50th anniversary.

    A little about “who we are” at University of North Florida:
    Two-thirds of our senior leadership team are women
    Our 125% growth in under-represented freshman since 2015 is #1 in the USA
    First generation students are ~29% of our total student body

    General Description
    The Director of Development for the Coggin College of Business is responsible for all development activities in the college.

    Job Function
    - Identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship of major donors for college initiatives at the level of $100,000 or more and attain annual financial goals.
    - Provide staff support to the college’s Business Advisory Council and Alumni Chapter.
    - Plan and staff the college’s annual fund drives.
    - Work with Dean, faculty and staff of the college to identify areas for which external support for the college and its programs is appropriate and necessary.
    - Work with Dean, faculty and staff of the college in developing strategies and materials for attracting external support for the college.
    - Nurture long-term relationships on behalf of the college with contributors including individuals, corporations and foundations.
    - Work with the Director of Annual Giving to coordinate college participation in direct mail, phonathon and faculty and staff fund drive.
    - Attend Development and Alumni Affairs team meetings.
    - Prepare an annual calendar of college public events to serve as both public relations and fundraising tools for the college development program.
    - Develop an annual report of college development activities and accomplishments.
    - Assist Alumni Services for CCB alumni needs.
    - Supervise an assistant director of development, secretary, web site developer/graphic designer and student assistant.
    - Complete other duties as assigned by the Dean or Assistant VP for Development in consultation with the Dean as they relate to a comprehensive, university-wide campaign.

    During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off campus location or place of residence.

    Required Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and three years of experience directly related to the job functions.

    You must apply online at www.unfjobs.org and submit all required documents to be considered an applicant for this position. UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.

    Director of Major Gifts - Jacksonville Symphony

    POSTED 8/27/2021

    ABSTRACT: 

    The Jacksonville Symphony Advancement Department raises funds through donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, the public sector, and special events to support artistic and educational programming and general operating expenses. The Director of Major Gifts role will be responsible for expanding the base of major gift donors, primarily from individuals, on a local, and regional level. S/he will work to increase support by cultivating and stewarding effective relationships by maintaining an active fundraising schedule that includes strategic visits, and ongoing cultivation and solicitation. S/he will maintain a portfolio of 125-150 current and potential donors with five to six-figure plus capacity excluding board and honorary board. In addition, s/he will maintain an active schedule of cultivation and solicitation visits securing gifts of $10,000 and more and encouraging multi-year commitments. Working closely with the Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer, s/he will work to collaborate with cross functional team members, track progress, and coordinate and organize task responsibilities that enhance major gifts fundraising efforts.

    Responsibilities
    • Work to increase support by cultivating and stewarding effective relationships through face-to-face meetings and regular communication.  Actively manage a portfolio of 125-150 major gift donors and prospects with an emphasis on securing new gifts through timely and strategic weekly action.
    • Secure new and upgrade existing donor commitments to the annual fund including multi-year pledges, and planned gifts working closely with leadership, volunteers, and outside consultants.
    • Work with Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer on major donor prospect identification, solicitation activity, and all follow-up and cultivation activities.
    • Represent the Symphony at concerts, programs and events as assigned.  Regular evening and weekend concert duty is expected at these events as they are an optimal means of cultivating prospects and stewarding current donors.
    • Produce regular reports tracking and monitoring major gift portfolio results and activity.  
    • Update donor database records on a regular basis.
    • Performs other responsibilities as requested or assigned by management.

    Qualifications 
    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Minimum three to five years’ experience as a gift officer with a proven track record of soliciting and closing five and six figure gifts.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of moves management.
    • Tessitura experience preferred.
    • Familiarity with planned giving programs and techniques.
    • Strong and effective interpersonal skills, with ability to make presentations to senior-level groups as well as to build one-on-one relationships with members of diverse constituencies at all levels of authority.
    • Highly self-motivated, metrics driven and goal oriented, with effective organizational and writing skills.
    • Must have a positive attitude, be able to work as part of a high-functioning team, possess a passion for the performing arts and to work effectively with volunteers and staff.
    • Donor-centered with a strong customer service ethic.
    • Impeccable attention to detail and ability to meet strict deadlines.
    • Articulate, poised, and calm under pressure.
    • Sense of humor.
    • Displays diplomacy in handling sensitive and confidential information.
    • Maintains active computer literacy, including word-processing and database and spreadsheet proficiency.

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    The Jacksonville Symphony is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

    To Apply
    To apply for this position, please submit in PDF format a resume and cover letter of introduction outlining your specific experience and qualifications to Bryan de Boer, Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer at HR@jaxsymphony.org. No phone calls, please.

    Compensation
    The Jacksonville Symphony offers a competitive salary. This position is eligible for full benefits including medical, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, and a 403(b)-retirement plan. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

    About the Jacksonville Symphony

    Our mission is to enrich the human spirit through symphonic music.

    As Music Director Courtney Lewis begins his seventh season on the conductor’s podium, the Jacksonville Symphony celebrates the 2021/22 season that promises another year of exemplary symphonic music. Each season, the Symphony reaches over 135,000 individuals through almost 100 performances in Jacoby Symphony Hall and communities throughout Florida. The Jacksonville Symphony is also committed to the creation of original music and has embarked on an ambitious plan to commission five original compositions between the 2021/22 and the 2023/24 seasons.

    The Jacksonville Symphony is one of Northeast Florida’s most important cultural institutions. Founded in 1949, the Symphony now enjoys a national reputation, regularly heard on more than 250 public radio stations across the country on Performance Today. Combined with performances aired on Jacksonville’s public radio station WJCT and the organization’s continually growing streaming program, the Symphony reaches over 60,000 individuals through these digital channels. The Symphony’s performance home, Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall, is an acoustic gem and offers an intimate and acoustically superior concert experience. Each year thousands enjoy the Symphony’s performances both at Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and at venues located throughout the state of Florida.

    The Symphony is a crucial leader in the community for music education, serving four county school districts and over 35,000 students. In addition to offering free tickets to children under the age of 18 for selected Florida Blue Classical concerts, and other special youth pricing, there are several programs to foster music education.

    Led by Symphony Assistant Conductor Daniel Wiley, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras (JSYO) serves more than 300 talented musicians from all over Northeast Florida. The six levels of ensembles enable the JSYO to serve the needs of all musicians with individualized, ability-specific instruction. JSYO enriches orchestral instruction by guiding young musicians with quality musical instruction, improving skills, and maintaining the highest standards. In June 2018, the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras embarked on its first national tour as one of only three student orchestras invited to perform in the Los Angeles International Music Festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Over the years, the Jacksonville Symphony has hosted some of the most renowned artists of the music world including: Isaac Stern, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Marilyn Horne, Luciano Pavarotti, Itzhak Perlman, Kathleen Battle, Mstislav Rostopovich, Audra McDonald, Joshua Bell, Lang Lang, Alisa Weilerstein, Branford Marsalis , Renée Fleming and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

    Senior Regional Director of Development & Advancement (REMOTE) - Children's Home Society of Florida

    POSTED 8/27/2021

    Since opening our doors in 1902, CHS became a part of Florida's history.

    CHS has been committed to growing and evolving to provide the right services and solutions to address the needs of children and families throughout the changing times.  Every day, our team works with parents and kids to empower them and encourage them. With innovative technology solutions and a dedicated, experienced team throughout the state, we’re changing the face of foster care and positively impacting children and families’ lives for generations to come.

    Join our team to continue to do good and create history serving Florida's children and families!

    The Senior Regional Director of Development & Advancement leads the regional execution and evaluation of CHS’s philanthropic strategies to provide a diverse and sustainable revenue portfolio supporting the CHS’s mission and strategic plan. This involves: (a) collaborating in creating a multiyear plan for revenue to support CHS mission achievement, financial sustainability and overall organizational growth, (b) identifying, qualifying, cultivating and soliciting prospective donors to assist CHS in reaching financial goals and (c) executing CHS’s development plan that includes major gifts, annual giving, gift planning, stewardship and special events.   Overall, the Senior Regional Director of Development & Advancement contributes to the CHS high performance culture by exhibiting our values and providing quality results that position CHS as the leader in delivering proactive behavioral health, case management, community and early childhood solutions for children and families.

    WHY JOIN CHS?

    • Uplifting mission-driven work culture
    • Make an impact in your community and become a part of Florida's history!
    • Growth and professional development opportunities
    • Great benefits package, including generous paid time off and holidays

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Primary Job Functions

    1.  Lead regional execution and evaluation of CHS’s philanthropic strategies to provide a diverse and sustainable revenue portfolio to support CHS’s mission and strategic plan.

         Development Strategy & Board Relations

    • Assist the Chief Development Officer in creating a multiyear plan for revenue to support CHS mission achievement, financial sustainability and overall organizational growth.
    • Partner with regional executive directors and regional boards to create a philanthropy strategy and annual operating plan.
    • Encourage regional management to foster charitable giving, donor related activities and appropriate philanthropy activities.

    Donor Cultivation

    • Steward all CHS regional donors and cultivate new potential partners.
    • Make donor and potential donor appointments, calls and visits and solicit funds and other resources for CHS.
    • Plan and implement stewardship, outreach events and activities to cultivate donors.
    • Partner with Chief Development Officer to qualify, cultivate and solicit high-level prospective donors.
    • Identify opportunities and engage prospects for regional or multi-territory funding or sponsorship support, to include foundations, businesses and organizations.

    Fundraising Execution

    • Lead fundraising plan execution to achieve regional goals through programs in charitable and individual giving, employee giving, community fundraising, in-kind support, foundations, major gifts and special events.
    • Lead, coach and mentor regional team members in special event planning/execution, volunteer management and community fundraising techniques.
    • Oversee prompt, accurate gift processing, gift acknowledgement and donor recognition activities.
    • Manage, analyze and monitor expense allocations, budgets, reporting and revenue tracking; verifies budget goals are met.
    • Partner with the Director of Advancement Services & Data to maintain accurate and complete donor, prospect and constituent data to include individuals, corporations and organizations and foundations.
    • Partner with the Vice President of Marketing to create and execute an annual communications plan, including funding requests, donor materials, local special events marketing, and media outreach.
    • Evaluate philanthropic strategy and operating plan on a regular basis; course correct as needed to meet fundraising goals.

    2.  Recruit, develop and lead a team capable of supporting CHS performance and growth strategies (complying with COA Standard T3, when appropriate), while fostering an engaging, positive work environment.

    • Recruit, supervise and support team members and foster their professional development, including the transfer of knowledge obtained through training.
    • Establish annual team goals and objectives; track and report results.
    • Coach, support and evaluate team member performance, taking corrective action if needed.
    • Deliver timely communication through regular management and team meetings.
    • Comply and confirm compliance with CHS code of conduct, policies, practices and other legal obligations.
    • Implementing policies and practices designed to prevent, recognize and respond to work-related stress.
    • Participate in succession planning to build the bench strength necessary for future talent needs.
    • Develop a strong knowledge base and stay current on job-related issues and trends.
    • Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality process.
    • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time
    • Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond values in the performance of all job duties.

    QUALIFICATIONS


    Job Qualifications
     

    Education, Licenses & Certifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or related field from an accredited university, required.
    • Master’s degree in Business, Marketing, Sales or related field from an accredited university, strongly preferred.
    • Certification as a Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), strongly preferred.
    • Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire with daily access to a reliable and insured vehicle, required. 

    Experience:

    • Ten years of experience in development, fundraising or outside sales, with proven ability to cultivate individual and major donor relationships, required.
    • Five years of management/supervisory experience, required.

    Competencies

    Knowledge of:

    • MARKETING & SALES | COMMUNITY RESOURCES | DONOR & VOLUNTEER CULTIVATION
    • DONOR & VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT | PLANNING & BUDGETING SOLICITATION | PROSPECT CULTIVATION
    • INFLUENCE & NEGOTIATION PRACTICES | GRANT WRITING | SPECIAL EVENT COORDINATION

    Skills and Proficiency in:

    • Planning, project management, organization and time management
    • Oral and written communication, including presentation and platform
    • Collaboration, teamwork, consulting, facilitation, coaching and mentoring
    • Computer systems and MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook

    Ability to: 

    • Supervise others, with coaching skills that result in accomplishing goals through direct reports.
    • Perform at a high level of autonomy, with general supervision.
    • Perform under strong demands in fast-paced, diverse, sometimes ambiguous environments.
    • Commit to providing high customer satisfaction with positive service delivery results.
    • Meet critical deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
    • Solve varied problems and document results using sound judgment.
    • Conduct research, assemble and analyze data to prepare documents and draw valid conclusions.
    • Build broad base of support among key decision-makers, influencers, stakeholders and constituencies.
    • Handle highly stressful, sensitive situations; maintain confidentiality and professional boundaries.
    • Demonstrate the behaviors of our CHS Common Bond Values.
    • Be energetic, passionate and adaptable with a deep commitment to social service, empathy for children and families and a positive approach to embracing and managing change.

    Schedule Expectations

    The incumbent will work a standard scheduled week, which may include weekends, holidays and evenings. The ability to work flexible hours is required to meet business needs. If working remotely, incumbent will be required to be available by telephone and email during specified hours. Travel will be on an as-needed basis to conduct business-related activities. In the event of a declared disaster or emergency, this Business Operations Continuity position will be required to carry out assigned duties to provide CHS with the capability and capacity to operate its business functions.




    Finance Manager - DLC Nurse & Learn

    POSTED 8/20/2021

    Job summary:

    DLC Nurse & Learn is an inclusion child care center for children of all abilities with classrooms for infants – 5-year olds, including VPK for 4-year olds. We also have after school programs for children up to 22 years of age. The Finance Manager is responsible for financial records and office administration for DLC including accounting, payroll, accounts receivable/payables, cash management, and annual budget processes. The Finance Manager will work directly with the Executive Director and other Leadership staff members to assure that adequate accounting and business practices are in place, well documented and executed in an accurate and timely manner.

    Job Title: Finance Manager
    Facility: DLC Nurse & Learn - Murray Hill and DLC Therapy & Care - Lake Shore
    Reports to: Executive Director
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    Updated: August 2021

    Essential duties and responsibilities:

    Budgets, Financial Management and Reporting
    • Partner with the CEO for the overall management of financial resources, assurance of fiscal integrity of programs and development and maintenance of budgetary processes, policies and procedures.
    • Maintain complete, accurate and timely financial records including, but not limited to: documentation and reconciliation of cash receipts including monthly bank statement reconciliations, preparation of cash distributions including check preparation and distribution; collection, process & document tuition, scholarship and voucher payments (ELC, School Readiness, Success by 6, VPK, Gardiner Scholarship, etc.); business credit card transactions and reconciliations; general ledger; tax records; functional classification of expenses; documentation of in-kind donations of goods and services (as needed); and documentation of capital expenses. Assure all supporting documentation is properly filed.
    • Prepare monthly financial statements and all related reports for review by the Executive Director and Treasurer of the Board. Distribute final reports as directed. Work with the Executive Director to identify and analyze budget variances and review with key staff within area of responsibility.
    • Facilitate and coordinate the annual budget process with the Executive Director, key staff and, as appropriate, board members. Work with the Executive Director to complete final budgets and to the board for final approval.
    • Work with the board Treasurer to perform accounting duties according to the DLC Nurse & Learn policies, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the rules and regulations for 501 (c)3 charitable organizations and all project/program and grants accounting.
    • Optimize cash flow through the proper management of the accounts payable process. Code and input all invoices. Produce checks from the appropriate checking accounts for signature and weekly mailing.
    • Prepare all deposits and input all receipts of cash. Work with the Executive Director to assure that the funds are coded and recorded correctly.
    • Perform monthly reconciliations of all checking, money market, and investment accounts. Record interest and gains/losses on the accounts as appropriate. 
    • Ensure all time sheets are recorded properly in the payroll system and all PTO during the payroll period has been classified correctly. Process payroll on a bi-weekly basis, reconcile payroll system and properly file all payroll reports. Maintain employee attendance and leave records.
    • Maintain a strong working knowledge of QuickBooks and work in conjunction with our payroll service partner to execute payroll in a timely manner.
    • Work with auditor and Executive Director to assure timely and efficient preparation of annual audit, 990 and tax returns. Prepare annual w2s and 1099s with payroll vendor.
    • Manage cash flow and forecasting, direct all financial, project-based, and program accounting.
    • Manages employee benefit programs including administration, enrollment, reporting, reconciliation and employee education.
    • Responsible for annual benefits open enrollment which includes employee education and communication, coordinating with benefit vendors, and completing necessary enrollment changes.
    • Assist the Chief Programs Officer in the new hire processing including paperwork, e-verify, orientation, benefits review, enrollment and related paperwork.
    • Respond to employee questions regarding payroll and benefits.
    • Work with parents with tuition agreements and responsibilities, and professionally communicate changes.
    • Pursue opportunities for professional development as needed.
    • Execute other responsibilities as requested by the Executive Director.

    Grant Management
    • In partnership with the CEO and CPO, responsible for the oversight and management of the organization’s contract and grant management process.
    • Fulfills regular (weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual) reporting requirements of grants including progress on grant deliverables (qualitative and quantitative), attendance records, expenditure reports, invoicing, etc.
    • Drafts other documents as needed for effective grant management including renewals, updates, amendments, continuation applications, requests for funding carryover, etc.

    Qualifications:
    - Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
    - Technology savvy with knowledge of QuickBooks accounting and reporting software.
    - Experience in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
    - A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
    - Proficiency in the use of Information systems and computer programs:
         o Accounting (QuickBooks)
         o SAMIS
         o MS Office – Word, Publisher, Excel
         o Gmail Professional Suite– Email, calendar, etc.
         o Internet and web-based applications
    - Successful Completion of DCF background screening and fingerprinting.
    - Uphold HIPPA regulations.
    - Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds, climb stairs and navigate through the building and classrooms; as well as travel between facilities.

    Education and experience:
    • Minimum three years of experience in an accounting/financial management or other related area.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting preferred.
    • Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office. Previous experience with QuickBooks preferred.
    • Overall knowledge of business office administration systems and procedures.
    • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
    • The Finance Manager should demonstrate competence in the following:
         o Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Organization
         o Organizing: Set priorities, develop task checklists and work schedules, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
         o Solving Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
         o Fostering Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
         o Communicating Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
         o Building Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to prioritize, negotiate and achieve the goals of the organization.

    Please keep in mind that the above job description is meant to be a guideline and does not list in detail all of the job responsibilities of Finance Manager. Additional duties of the Finance Manager position may be covered in orientation and during the “hands-on” portion of the position training.

    Salary range $18 - $20 an hour. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off, pension program, child care discount and more.

    Submit cover letter and resume to Heather@DLCNL.org. No phone calls, please.

    Director of Development - St. Mark's Towers

    POSTED 8/20/2021

    DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
    St. Mark’s Towers Foundation
    Independent Living Community for Seniors, Brunswick, GA

    POSITION PURPOSE
    St. Mark’s Towers has created a new position, Director of Development, and is seeking an experienced fundraising professional.

    The Director of Development (DD) for St. Mark’s Towers (SMT) is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and implementation of policies, plans, and programs in all areas of fundraising including major gifts for programs and capital, endowed and planned gifts, annual giving, foundation and corporate giving, and donor relations. This leader will possess an entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to lead strategically but also to perform hands-on work in a “roll up your sleeves” culture. The DD reports to SMT’s Executive Director and its Board of Directors.

    THE ORGANIZATION
    SMT, is a 150 unit, HUD subsidized non-profit residential apartment community for low-income seniors, couples, and disabled age 62 and over located in Brunswick, Georgia. The community is comprised of two six story towers offering a total of 150 one-bedroom apartment homes. SMT was established in 1982 as a funded missional program of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick, GA , however, the SMT is  nondenominational.  

    The Foundation of St. Mark’s Towers (FSMT), a separate entity established in the 1980s, supports SMT.

    At their core, SMT and FSMT help seniors live to their highest potential as individuals who seek independence, good health, and personal fulfillment. The organization has a deep commitment to provide more than simply a place to live by offering an enriching lifestyle that helps create an all-important sense of home, belonging and community.

    Fast Facts
    • Location: 1 Towers Plaza, Brunswick, GA 31520
    • Budget: $1.75 MM
    • Employees:  13
    • Board members: 9
    • Position requires DD to be on-site in or around Glynn County
    • Salary: $60,000 - $70,000 with benefits

    COMPETENCIES OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES
    To reach the vision of SMT, and to achieve the goals of the current strategic plan, the successful candidate should have the competencies listed below.

    Visionary Leadership & Strategic Thinking
    The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of:
    • Developing and conveying a vision to energize donors and others whose involvement is needed for success.
    • Working with a board and staff in a leadership role to develop and implement a successful funding plan.
    • Growing contributed revenue as well as implementing strategies and innovative approaches to fund development (executing best practices).
    • Monitoring progress against the funding plan and corresponding budgets, making recommendations to the board to capitalize on successes, make course corrections, and mitigate unforeseen issues.

    Relationship Development
    Candidates will have a proven track record of:
    • Identifying, cultivating, and nurturing relationships essential to achieving the vision of the organization including donors, partners, influencers, and staff and the board.
    • Leveraging relationships to raise significant funding from a variety of donor types as a nonprofit professional or as a fund-raising volunteer.
    • Developing trust and rapport with staff and board to capitalize of their skills and passion while motivating them to engage and leverage their networks for the purpose of developing new board members, volunteers, and community partnerships.

    Marketing and Communications
    Candidates will offer proof of:
    • Developing and implementing a communication strategy to solicit and secure donations and support.
    • Communicating effectively with employees and the board, and with all third-party stakeholders using the full range of electronic, personal, and other methods.
    • Speaking with passion about a topic of importance, combining facts with stories in a mix appropriate to the audience.
    • Working and communicating comfortably with diverse audiences and individuals from different lived experiences, showing respect and valuing their authentic stories and donor motivations.
    • Experience utilizing technology platforms and social media through digital fundraising as well as direct mail, email, telephone communications and others.
    • Writing persuasively, speaking, and frequently and intentionally engaging organizations, such as Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, Boards of Education, partner organizations, and others.

    Operational Excellence
    Candidates will have demonstrated success:
    • Developing, preparing, and managing campaign budgets as well as overall fundraising budget – campaigns include annual fund, events, major gifts, planned giving, capital campaigns, etc.
    • Developing and implementing strong donor communications, including  diverse segments of donors.
    • Cultivating prospects, major donors, foundation, and strategic partners including closing five and six-figure gifts and non-cash gifts —including identification of and application of relevant grants.
    • Creating and operating a prospect and donor management system to ensure accuracy, legality, institutional, and ethical compliance with donor intent, and to improve the overall operation and effectiveness of fundraising efforts.
    • Analyzing and translating data into meaningful formats that can be used to drive donations.
    • Evaluating existing channels of revenue and strategically diversifying revenue portfolio by identifying and building new pipeline(s) including researching and bringing to bear new, entrepreneurial funding channels.

    CREDENTIALS

    Education
    Bachelor’s degree required; a graduate degree in a relevant field of business or social services preferred.
    Relevant industry experience and knowledge
    6+ years of progressively responsible and successful executive leadership experience in fundraising, development or advancement management.
    Demonstrated success in developing and leading a comprehensive fundraising program including major and planned gifts, annual giving, and foundation, corporate and government grants and institutional support.
    Knowledge and understanding of fundraising technology and software support and demonstrated ability to select, implement, and effectively manage the technology.

    OTHER

    Equal Employment Opportunities
    SMT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
    Identity and Employment Eligibility Verification
    In compliance with federal law, the candidate hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form (I-9) upon hire.
    Evenings and Weekends
    SMT holds special events that require the DD to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

    TO EXPRESS INTEREST
    SMT and the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), which has been engaged to conduct this search, invite your participation in this outstanding opportunity. To express interest or seek further information, please send your resume or questions via email only to our team at searches@gcn.org with the subject line of “DD SMT”.