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Development Manager - Ronald McDonald House Jacksonville

POSTED 6/21/2022

Job Summary:

The Development Manager reports to the Development Director. The Development Manager implements assigned fundraising projects and is responsible for supporting the organization’s Adopt-A-Room Program, Grants and Foundations, In-Kind Donations, 3rd Party Fundraisers, special event Silent Auction, and Individual Fundraising under as assigned by DD. This position includes important departmental operations, donor tracking, donor research, proposal writing and submission, and implementation of the Department policies and procedures. The Development Manager will be responsible for assisting the DD in the execution of an overall comprehensive fundraising plan that includes an array of fundraising strategies that generate revenue in support of RMHCs mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Track proposals for all corporate fundraising.
    • Assist DD with research and application for grants that fit the mission of RMHC.
    • Solicit a minimum of one new $10k grant a month, in conjunction with existing Grant Pipeline.
    • Partner with DD to steward all foundation donors – both corporate and family foundations.
    • Act as an agent for Planned Gifts to the House.
    • Write and submits grant proposals and program budgets, developing appropriate materials to support fundraising.
    • Responsible for all grant reporting and managing overall grant calendar.
    • Identify and conduct research on potential funders from many sources, including foundations.

    • Participate in local networking organizations, as assigned by DD.
    • Manage 3rd Party Fundraising Events.
    • Create Visibility in the Community: Collaborate with DD and other staff to create awareness within the community around mission and fundraising events.

    • Works with Marketing Manager (MM) and Volunteer Manager (VM) to process and document all in-kind donations. Ensures in-kind donors are thanked in a timely manner. Assists MM with recognition of large in-kind donors as appropriate.

    • Maintain accurate and complete records and files, and update workplans for assigned programs and campaigns and routinely review the status of each with DD.
    • Identify, track, and deliver on development benchmarks.
    • Coordinate ongoing prospect identification and research in all fundraising sectors.
    • Coordinate with MM to ensure sponsors are recognized on social media and in-print as assigned by DD.
    • Collaborate with the fundraising team to ensure gift administration and donor recognition activities are executed. Utilize Raiser’s Edge database system to manage donor information, acknowledge and track major gift commitments, and generate financial reports, lists and queries.

    • Strategize and partner with DD to solicit donations.
    • Work with DD to identify which current mid-level donors have potential to move up within calendar year.
    • Utilize Wealth Engine Software to help research and identity what existing contacts in RMHC Databases are suitable for Major Gift Solicitation.
    • Take the lead on renewing event table purchasers and ticket buyers as assigned.

    • Responsible for achieving mutually agreed upon goals for all Silent Auctions.
    • Take the lead on a minimum of three silent auctions per year.
    • Work with Auction Committees and Event Manager (EM) on soliciting and managing auction items.
    • Maintain accurate record for team as to weekly progress.
    • Attend special events and manage silent auctions during events.
    • Follow up with all auction winners- research which of these winners are potential prospects for meetings with DD to solicit for Major Gifts.
    • Become fluent in all software related to silent auction- serve as the main liaison to One Cause (or whichever company is selected)

    • Work with MM to manage a multi-channel communications strategy that supports development goals and advances the programs and priorities of RMHC.
    • Partner with Development and Marketing Team to take the lead in all on-line fundraising campaigns and third-party fundraising.
    • Work with EM to identify cost-saving and in-kind opportunities to reduce event expenses
    • Serve as a consultant and resource to VM in planning and implementing volunteer tasks and/or responsibilities regarding Special Events. Assist VM in training volunteers for major events. Assure appropriate utilization of volunteer skills and resources.
    • Other duties as required.


    • 4-year College Degree (required)
    • 3-5 years of fundraising or related experience in nonprofit fundraising.
    • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising experience that includes special events, corporate/foundation giving, donor cultivation and recognition, donor records, and acknowledgements.
    • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
    • Experience in a multi-tasking work environment with a high level of professionalism.
    • Experience with managing high visibility projects and carrying them through.
    • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends, as well as, extended hours around major events.


    • Familiarity with the Jacksonville community and its leadership.
    • Demonstrates temperament and interpersonal skills that are suited to serving people’s needs.
    • Attentive, persistent, and flexible.
    • Function in a support role and derive professional satisfaction from working in the background.
    • Desire to make indirect contributions to the success of events.
    • Technically proficient and a quick learner.
    • Ability to take direction and set priorities as assigned.
    • Relentless in pursuing fundraising opportunities- does not give up or get discouraged easily.
    • Leadership skills, including the ability to think and plan strategically in the context of the organization.
    • Knowledge of fundraising software.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle many simultaneous responsibilities, be flexible and well-organized.
    • Communication – able to effectively and persuasively express self verbally and in writing, using correct language and grammar in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner.
    • Organization & Time Management – able to work independently with minimal supervision, planning, scheduling, and organizing professional schedule to complete actions within established deadlines, handling multiple priorities with strong attention to detail.
    • Systems & Software – proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications.


      Marketing and Communications Specialist - Pine Castle

      POSTED 6/21/2022

      Job Summary:

      The Marketing and Communications Specialist will be responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the agency's marketing, communications, graphic design, community and public relations efforts to advance Pine Castles mission in Northeast Florida. The Officer will develop the organizations marketing and communication plans and oversee the development of all marketing collateral, advertising, social media, website content, email newsletters, donor communications, and press releases.

       Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
      • Develops, implements, and executes an annual communications plan, including newsletters, media releases, annual report, brochures, donor communications, signage, and other external communications as needed.
      • Develops metrics to measure success and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and the impact of all Media on the mission.
      • Handles agency internal photography for all events and activities and manages image database. Coordinates with external photographers, videographers and marketing / advertising agencies for special projects as needed.
      • Ensures that all external communications and marketing materials are consistent with Pine Castle branding.
      • Manages all media contacts; cultivates relationships with media to ensure the most effective messaging for and positioning of Pine Castle.
      • Develops and writes content for both print and electronic media including website, e-newsletter, flyers, promotional materials, press releases, donor communications, etc.
      • Proofreads and copyedits publications, donor impact reports, etc.
      • Manages and edits agency website.
      • Writes and submits award nominations. i.e. National, state, and local partner awards like RESPECT, First Coast Manufacturers Association, Florida ARF, Jacksonville Business Journal, etc.
      • Participates in senior staff administrative meetings and serves as a member of the leadership team to ensure an effective agency-wide approach in the marketing and communication activities of the organization.
      • Works very closely with and supports Development team.
      • Other duties may be assigned.

      • Self-motivated and detail oriented professional with excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills required. 
      • Ability to work independently and as a team member with other staff, board members, and members of the community.
      • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Acrobat Pro, video editing software, website platforms, and Microsoft Office. Ability to easily learn new applications. Ability to use a Mac and OS operating system.
      • Strong social media communication and analytic skills.
      • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
      • Organization and time management skills.
      • High comfort level working in a diverse environment.


      BA/BS degree in Communications, Marketing Business, or equivalent work experience. Three to five years related experience.

      TO APPLY:

        Director of Development - The Discovery School

        POSTED 6/10/2022

        Job Summary:

        The Discovery School is looking for an energetic, motivated, and detail-oriented professional to support the organization's development goals. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter with the knowledge, abilities, and ambition to advance The Discovery School's development. The ideal candidate has a creative and analytical mindset as well as a hands-on approach to apply to our entrepreneurial and growing school. As an integral part of The Discovery School's team, this person will report to the Head of School, and work collaboratively with the Advancement Team, members of the Board of Trustees, Development Committee, faculty & staff, and volunteers.


        Fundraising Planning and Execution:

        • Maintain and expand the school's philanthropic culture by fostering relationships with current and former families, as well as other contributors, and recognizing the value of their time, expertise, and financial support.
        • Develop and, together with the Advancement Team, implement a development plan for The Discovery School.
        • Collaborate with the Advancement Team to successfully implement the School's Discovery (Annual) Fund, and other fundraising programs and initiatives, including high-level donor and sponsor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
        • Develop, plan, and execute a Gala to support Capital Campaign fundraising efforts.
        • Create a mutually beneficial relationship with supporting businesses.
        • Oversee the creation of fundraising materials for campaign publications and donor recognition.
        • Identify possible capital campaign funders and supporters.

        Development Operations:
        • Plan and oversee all development activities.
        • Coach and provide regular feedback to the Advancement Coordinator.
        • Oversee the donor database for all current and potential donors as well as interested community members.
        • Together with the Advancement Team
        • Send thank yous, acknowledgments, and tax forms to donors.
        • Manage fundraising events, including invites, RSVPs, donations, sponsorships, and underwritings, as well as fundraising strategy.
        • Prepare development reports for Board meetings.
        • Perform donor research.
        • Prepare letters and emails for the Head of School.

        Campaign Committee Work:
        • Work with the Head of School and Campaign Leaders to schedule committee meetings and ensure that all of the necessary material is organized and available at meetings.
        • Organize and schedule meetings, and keep accurate notes about what happened, especially noting who agreed to do what actions following the meeting.
        • Follow up with each person, reminding (and clarifying with) them, about what they have agreed to do and provide them whatever they need to get the task done.
        • Coordinate other meeting follow up, such as drafting notes for the Head of School and Campaign Leaders to work with after the meeting.

        Major Donor ($10,000+) Work:
        • Conduct prospect identification and research to identify prospective donors and to gather information about both new prospects and current donors.
        • Work with the Head of School and Campaign Leaders to schedule meetings with major donors, including email and phone calls to all people involved in making the meeting happen.
        • Assist the Head of School and Campaign Leaders in keeping the momentum for arranging meetings with donors by making suggestions about possible meetings/engagement opportunities and encouraging the leaders to be proactive in reaching out to donors.
        • Follow up from major donor meetings to make sure the donor is thanked appropriately and receives the materials or follow up action promised at the meeting, as well as ensure that records of the meeting are updated and filed and that follow up actions are noted so they can be acted on in the future.
        • In coordination with the Advancement Team, prepare materials needed for major donor meetings, and plan and execute small campaign-related events and ongoing major donor communication.

        Stewardship Duties:

        • Evaluate current stewardship plan with assistance from Development Committee Chair. Make recommendations for improvements on impact, fit, timeliness, ability to execute (beyond the automated receipt).
        • Ensure that every campaign gift and pledge is managed seamlessly so that the donor is officially thanked within 48 hours of receiving the gift and thanked again by other members of the campaign team.
        • Develop and coordinate stewardship action plans for major donors to task volunteers and staff with outreach touchpoints.
        • Coordinate execution of stewardship plan, and acknowledgement process, including administering acknowledgement letters from volunteers and writing personal thank you notes monthly.
        • Coordinate expressions or letters of appreciation from gift recipients for donors ie. students artwork framed, handmade notes, teacher gratitude, photos of the impact of gift and/or construction progress where appropriate (quarterly or even once/semester).
        • Cross-train in annual “Discovery Fund” campaign duties, and ensure coordination of key timelines to avoid direct conflicts with Discovery Fund, and general school calendars.
        • Create, support, and assist with stewardship events.
        • Provide input to the members of the Advancement Team and Head of School on gifts, donors to feature, stories, look and feel for production of annual donor report.

        Campaign Reporting and Coordination/Tracking:
        • With support of staff, make sure that each gift is credited appropriately in the accounting system, noting any on-going pledge payments and reminders.
        • With support of staff, update the campaign reports and ensure current campaign reports easily accessible.
        • Maintain an updated list of naming opportunities.
        • Develop and maintain an accurate report of campaign progress to date.
        • Work with staff to make sure that the all contact with campaign donors is coordinated so as not to conflict with other operating, fundraising, and volunteer efforts.
        • Developing and execute, with the Campaign leadership and Head of School, a public relations plan to keep the campaign in the public’s eye and to maintain its momentum.

        Volunteer Management:
        • Organize volunteers for the Discovery Fund, Gala, Capital Campaign, and other fundraising events.
        • To grow the school, collaborate with the Advancement Team, members of the Board of Trustees, Parent Group, other staff members, and volunteers.
        • Coordinate Development Committee.

        Specific Qualifications/Skills:
        • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
        • Minimum of 2-3 years of development experience at a private, nonprofit school or at a comparable nonprofit organization or educational institution
        • Experience with Annual Fund campaign, Giving campaign, and Gala
        • Excellent communication skills; personable and diplomatic in working with diverse constituencies and capable of inspiring participation from partners, media outlets, and community members. Fearless in reaching out to families and donors
        • Sound judgment and ability to think critically to add value for donors and The Discovery School  constituents
        • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, communicate status of projects, and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
        • Enthusiastic about teamwork. Ability to work well with staff, board members, and volunteers to promote the mission and goals of the school
        • Zealous attention to detail and analytic approach to work
        • Initiative, enthusiasm, and willingness to pitch in to get things done
        • Sense of humor and hunger to learn
        • Proficient in Apple software; Experience with MS Office and Google programs and donor databases preferred

        Required Competencies:
        • Commitment to Discovery’s Characteristics of Professional Excellence:
        • Model the Portrait of the Graduate
        • Passionately pursue their own professional growth and development
        • Unabashedly hold children at the center of all decisions and actions
        • Cultivate an inclusive and vibrant learning community
        • Discover and act on what is possible  
        • Planning & Organizing
        • Interpersonal/relationship management skills
        • Collaboration & Teamwork
        • Innovation
        • Integrity and Trust
        • Attentive listener

        Work Environment
        This job requires the employee to spend the majority of working hours working directly with faculty, staff, parents, and other donors.  In addition, this job may require the employee to stand, bend, kneel or lift in the course of their regular job duties.

        This position operates in an office environment that is accessible. Some work at off-site locations may be required, and those may not necessarily be fully accessible. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee may have to lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift. This position requires attendance from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, or as required per Campaign needs, with the express understanding that this position will also require weekend and evening hours. This workplace is a smoke- and drug-free environment.

        Work Authorization: The candidate must be authorized to work in the US.
        Compensation: Competitive, and commensurate with experience.
        Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance,  403(b), LTD and STD, paid leave, and life insurance.
        Start Date: August 1, 2022

        Normal Hours:
        Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, or as required per Campaign needs, with the express understanding that this position will also require weekend and evening hours.
        Other hours as required and deemed necessary by the Head of School

        TO APPLY:

        The Discovery School is an equal opportunity employer.

          Senior Director of Development - The Jacksonville Symphony

          POSTED 6/3/2022

          Job Summary:

          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 Senior Director of Development will be responsible for expanding the base of major gift donors, from individuals, and corporations, on a local, and regional level. The Senior Director of Development 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. They will maintain a portfolio of appropriate size including current and potential donors with five to six-figure plus capacity excluding board and honorary board. In addition, they will maintain an active schedule of cultivation and solicitation visits securing gifts averaging $10,000 and more. This position requires excellent people skills, data-driven portfolio management, and the demonstrated ability to meet fundraising goals. The ideal candidate will be initiative-taking, well-organized and possess a sales mentality. Knowledge of customer relationship databases and appreciation for music is a plus.


          • Develop and implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for new and existing donors through face-to-face meetings and regular donor communications.
          • Actively manage a portfolio averaging one hundred major gift donors, corporate sponsors, and prospects with an emphasis on securing new gifts through timely and strategic action.
          • Develop and pitch proposals for donors giving on average $10,000 and more annually. Identify, cultivate, and solicit donors and corporations supporting annual operating fund, concert/event sponsorship, capital, and endowment campaigns.
          • Build a pipeline for Conductors Club and Business Partner membership programs for those who can support the program annually.
          • Engage and manage current and potential funders with the goal of increasing future funding levels through community outreach, clear and compelling funding requests, accurate reporting, and branding and marketing activities.
          • Manage relationships with prospective and existing donors in all aspects of the gift cycle including identifying, qualifying, and initiating contact with potential leadership and major gift donors; developing appropriate cultivation strategies; moving potential donors toward solicitation and closure.
          • Collaborate with the Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer to identify needed funds, strategic approaches, and preferred funding targets.
          • Formulate and execute strategic development plans in collaboration with the Vice President & Chief Advancement Officer, including strategically assessing funding requests and probabilities to meet set funding goals.
          • Ensure consistent donor-focused service and benefit fulfillment at every touch point by collaborating closely with staff, attending concerts, engagement activities and events, and maintaining the professional and positive image of the Symphony.
          • Network, prospect, and assist in presentations at selected internal and external events.
          • Develop and administer regular reporting and analysis on data for revenue goals to review portfolio trends and patterns that inform giving program strategies.
          • Serve as a collaborator of proposals, stewardship reports, and other fundraising collateral.
          • Maintain donor records including touchpoints, donor plans, and related development material in the customer relationship database.
          • Share information and resources with development team to enhance the effectiveness of coordinated fundraising efforts.
          • Performs other responsibilities as requested or assigned by management.

          • Bachelor's degree preferred or related experience.
          • Demonstrated experience and success in nonprofit fundraising/development or for-profit sales and communications with a minimum of five to seven years’ experience.
          • Demonstrated success soliciting and closing five and six-figure plus gifts.
          • Must be able to communicate with a variety of audiences, be able to work as part of a high-functioning team and possess a passion for the Symphony’s role in the community, as well as the desire to share it with others.
          • Ability to aggressively and consistently follow up and follow through, with determined self-motivation and autonomy.
          • Ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution.
          • Ability to maintain high level of organization and attention to detail, to create processes, to manage several projects at once, and to meet deadlines.
          • Proven ability to interact and influence C-suite leaders in the community.
          • Success in conveying experience, credibility, and confidence when engaging external audiences.
          • Proven ability to create and successfully execute a multi-year strategic development plan to meet annual income targets.
          • Elevated level of discretion and ethical approach to fundraising.
          • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with external constituencies.
          • Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior management.
          • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills compelling donors to action.
          • Responsible, dependable, and able to work daytime, evenings, and weekends.
          • Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation.
          • Proficiency in database management, Microsoft Office Suite, and other computer skills.
          • Knowledge of customer relationship databases and appreciation for music is a plus.

          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 one hundred 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 eighteen 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 three hundred 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.

          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 No phone calls, please

            Assistant Director of Development, Coggin College of Business - University of North Florida

            POSTED 6/3/2022

            Job Summary:

            The University of North Florida seeks a self-motivated and strategic development professional to join our team as the next Assistant Director of Development for the Coggin College of Business.

            Essential Duties:
            Job Function
            • Discover, identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors for major gifts and planned gifts
            • Maintain a portfolio of approximately 100 prospect and donors, raining mid-level gifts ($5,000-$100,000) and major gifts ($100,000).
            • Plan and staff the College’s major giving and annual giving programs, including Faculty and Staff Drive, with attention to annual goals and expected outcomes, including annual increases in giving programs, acquiring new donors and renewing and upgrading current donors.
            • Work with the Director, Dean and Prospect Research to identify and qualify new prospects for the college and university.
            • Work with the Director and Prospect Research to cultivate and solicit private foundations or corporations for significant gifts to support college initiatives.
            • Help to promote the college’s scholarship programs, including donor relations, acknowledgements and events.
            • Work with Director to spearhead Grant Writing from corporate and non-profit foundation.
            • Manage college’s student scholarships by coordinating that criteria are met, awarded in a timely fashion, and properly invoiced with accurate record keeping. In addition, donor stewardship should be pursued, scholarship luncheons planned, pledge reminders distributed and the committee should be kept abreast of the scholarships to be awarded.
            • Maintain the college’s development web site content including sub-sites (Us Initiative, Center for Global Health, donor listing, etc.) in partnership with ITS support.
            • Support the Director and Dean in duties associated with the Dean’s Leadership Council.
            • Create development publications for the college such as quarterly or annual reports and brochures, as needed.
            • Actively work with the Director or AVP to maintain awareness of institutional priorities for fundraising to coordinate major gift solicitation with projects of specific mutual interest to the donor and college/unit to develop and implement college’s comprehensive fundraising plan, focusing specifically on developing strategies for stronger engagement of in-state prospects.
            • Assist Director or AVP in providing strategic direction on college/unit development programs and initiatives, as well as providing operational management for those programs.
            • Create a structured process for the identification, recruitment, evaluation, recognition, and replacement of volunteers to strengthen fundraising effectiveness related to the college.
            • Participate in recruiting experienced and diverse leadership on the Dean’s advisory council.
            • Supervise assigned staff.
            • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Director in consultation with the Dean and the Assistant Vice President for Development as they relate to overall fundraising goals.

            TO APPLY:

              Communications and Development Coordinator - MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation

              POSTED 5/19/2022

              Job Summary:

              The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation is an after school and summer youth development organization providing programs to approximately 400 youth annually.  

              The Communications & Development Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director of Community Engagement & Development with the overall organization, administration, development, and implementation of MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation’s development department.

              This is a full-time, hourly position reporting to the Director of Community Engagement & Development.  The Communications & Development Coordinator will work directly with the Development team and other full and part time staff for the successful implementation of the programs.  

              The candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and Saturdays. 

              Overall Responsibilities:


              • Coordinate the Sponsor A Champion program, sending quarterly updates to donors on their sponsored children
              • Oversee mass mailings with assistance from other coordinators and administrative staff
              • Responsible for developing and following up on media advisories and press releases
              • With the Director of Community Engagement & Development, revise and implement the annual engagement plan including e-news, social media, newsletters, etc.  
              • Prepare and implement a monthly engagement calendar
              • Manage the photo log and stock photos. Take photos as necessary, assigning to staff as needed for use in promotional materials and communications
              • Promote the Foundation at ‘tabling events’:  college fairs, corporate volunteer opportunities, etc.
              • Manage the update of the MWYF website, adding calendar dates, photos, etc.
              • Manage the Network for Good and Constant Contact databases
              • Ensure all donors are thanked appropriately via email or thank you notes or phone calls as appropriate


              • Responsible for developing promotional materials: flyers, newsletters, invitations, etc.
              • Assist with the production of visuals for fundraising events: PowerPoints, video, etc.
              • Responsible for adhering to MWYF branding across all digital platforms and outgoing print
              • Responsible for digital marketing campaigns that coincide with fundraising appeals and events
              • Responsible for implementing a digital marketing strategy for brand recognition in Jacksonville
              • Responsible for digital graphics
              • Assist with the production of the annual report
              • Collaborate as a team on creative ideas for the Community Engagement & Development Department
              • Adhere to all policies and procedures 
              • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Community Engagement & Development.
              • Work assigned Saturday School sessions and other weekend events.


              • Bachelors degree required; experience in related fields preferred (community engagement, Nonprofit, marketing, PR, customer service)
              • Comfortable working with K-12 youth and adults alike, including a low-income population
              • Commitment to youth development and the mission of MWYF
              • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing using proper grammar 
              • Ability to collaborate cross functionally to help move projects forward
              • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 
              • Proficient in Adobe, Photoshop, Indesign preferred
              • Copy editing and copy writing experience preferred
              • Marketing experience preferred
              • Website Management (i.e. Square Space, Webix, Word Press, etc.)
              • Donor Database Management Experience (Network for Good or similar)
              • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate 
              • Flexible and calm under pressure; Excels at operating in a fast paced environment 
              • High attention to detail; organized. 
              • Willingness to complete required trainings during first 90 days of employment  
              • Must have a current Florida driver’s license and a 3 year clean driving record 
              • Meet  DCF qualifications for Level 2 Background screening & pass a Drug Test 
              • Physical Requirements:  Must be able to work both indoors and outdoors and adapt to inclement weather ; able to bend and lift up to 40 lbs; while performing duties, employee is required regularly to sit, stand and walk as well as frequent computer work. 
              EOE, Drug Free Workplace 

              Work Hours & Benefits 
              • Approximate 40 hour work week; occasional overtime when required
              • Must be available to work assigned Saturdays (6-8 per year on average) & special events
              • Compensation commensurate with experience  ($40,000)
              • Health Insurance (100% employer paid for employee-dental, vision & family at employees  expense; 3% SRA match; paid time off bank; paid major holidays including week between Christmas & New Years.

              TO APPLY:

              Send resume, cover letter to: 
              MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation 

                Director of Planned Giving - University of North Florida

                POSTED 3/9/2022

                Job Summary:
                The Director Planned Giving, under the direction of the Associate Vice President of University Development and Alumni Engagement provides leadership and guidance for a university department. The Director holds primary responsibility fundraising via planned giving vehicles that include estates, trusts, and various other and financial instruments that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities. The incumbent serves as fundraising liaison to the University and prepares written materials, including primary responsibility for training and support for other development staff working with donors on deferred and planned gifts such as trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, wills, and bequests. The Director is responsible for the development and implementations of strategies designed to market and procure planned and deferred gifts from university constituents. The Director of Planned Giving will be responsible to plan, organize, and conduct a comprehensive estate planning and deferred giving program pursuant to the developmental goals of the University. The incumbent will manage a portfolio of at least 125-150 rated prospects that have an inclination to support a wide range of university initiatives, at the 100K+ level and more, in coordination with faculty, staff and members of the University Development and Alumni Engagement Team.

                Primary Responsibilities:

                  • Design, manage and implement the activities of UNF’s Planned Giving Program.
                  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects for major and planned gifts from appropriate donors, lay leaders, corporations and potential donors to support planned giving and endowment goals.
                  • Serve as planned giving resource for staff and train professional colleagues and lay partners through the UNF Foundation to cultivate and solicit gifts.
                  • Plan and execute a series of planned giving donor and prospect-focused events, including donor and professional seminars and donor recognition events.
                  • Cultivate relationships with attorneys, trust officers, accountants, financial planners and other estate planning professionals regarding gift opportunities for clients.
                  • Provide material for their use, exchange up-to-date information on current best practices, request help in obtaining referrals and discuss donor interests.
                  • Negotiate terms of planned giving agreements with donors and their advisors. Conduct initial review of completed documents to ensure that they comply with UDAE’s standards, IRS guidelines, and are in the Foundation’s best interest.
                  • Responsible for all the planned gift calculations for booking gifts and also for financial projections for proposals to prospective planned giving donors.
                  • Prepare documents for the prospective donors and donors detailing planned gift illustrations and potential tax implications and income stream.
                  • Recruit and staff UDAE’s Planned Giving Committee, including preparation of agendas, notices, minutes and other relevant information.
                  • Leads all aspects of planned giving, from identifying, cultivating, and maintaining major donors to moving them appropriately towards solicitation and closure.
                  • Prepares annual budget, revenue, and expenses, for planned giving programs, marketing, and operational expenses.
                  • Prepares yearly goals and objectives that identify priorities and detail strategies and targeted asks for donors and prospects.
                  • Manages a portfolio of qualified major and planned gift prospects of approximately 125 to 150 and visit an average of 200 prospects and donors yearly.
                  • Develops and implements cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies in accordance with institutional standards.
                  • Cultivate relationships with attorneys, trust officers, accountants, financial planners and other estate planning professionals regarding gift opportunities for clients.
                  • Familiarity with financial planning is preferred.
                  • Ability to forge strong working relationships with others and a capacity for engaging confidence and trust among prospects and donors.
                  • A track record of successfully closing planned and/or major gifts and meeting contributed income goals in a competitive fundraising environment.
                  • High motivation for success coupled with diplomacy, tact, and consistent follow through.


                  • A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and six years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and eight years of experience directly related to the job functions.

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

                    Special Events Coordinator - Community Hospice & Palliative Care

                    POSTED 12/01/2021

                    Primary Responsibilities:
                    1. Plan, manage and execute special events to ensure event goals are met for Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation (CHPCF).
                    2. Ability to represent CHPCF at select public speaking engagements of any size group when assigned and give tours to supporters.
                    3. Coordinate with leadership team, councils and staff in 3A counties with fundraising events.
                    4. Recruit and coordinate volunteers for community and foundation events. Directly maintain all records of volunteers and their hours. Identify and develop volunteer leaders to serve in leadership roles of Foundation special events.
                    5. Expediently provide all event/campaign information to gift processing team to be entered in database and confirm all donors are acknowledged promptly. Analyze event and campaign results to identify donors and groups for further cultivation, identify potential donors and sponsors, and assess feasibility for continuation of events and/or development of new events.
                    6. Directly plan and manage all aspects of event logistics including: a) coordinating committee meetings—handle meeting notifications, attendee documentation, take and distribute meeting minutes, and follow up with non-attendees; b) coordinating event mailings—save the dates, invitations, attendee and sponsor thank you letters, and all e-newsletters as needed; c) securing and managing volunteers; d) coordinating special event e-newsletters, web/internet and intranet updates as needed.
                    7. Develop action plans and timelines doe fundraising events. Leads post-event evaluation, identify challenges, areas for improvement and successes and report to team.
                    8. Manage and coordinate with Development Assistant all third-party events.
                    9. Keep apprised of advances and trends in the field through networking, education and journals. Bring information relevant to the Foundation and its work to the attention of Foundation staff and leadership.
                    10. Develop relationships with donors and volunteers in the course of normal activities, being alert to those who may be candidates for more involvement, additional cultivation and giving.


                    Bachelor’s degree required. Two years nonprofit development support experience preferred with an emphasis on special event support and logistics and volunteer oversight.

                    Knowledge, skills and abilities:
                    • Possess a demonstrated understanding of typical office procedures, protocol and equipment. Able to use standard office software, e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook with a high level of proficiency.
                    • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge database documenting all aspects of special events and volunteer management preferred.
                    • Excellent command of the English language including usage, grammar, spelling and punctuation; business letter and report writing techniques; modern office methods and procedures, equipment and filing systems; and office machines.
                    • Skilled at responsible administrative work requiring independent judgment with speed and accuracy; excellent organizational skills; ability to perform more than one task at a time; the learning, interpreting and application of organizational policies, rules and regulations; taking dictation/minutes and transcribing accurately; the ability to work under pressure and timelines; interpersonal skills; good communication skills; disseminating information accurately and efficiently.
                    • Possess a demonstrated willingness to adapt to varying work load. Can adapt to heavy workloads periods, then fill in for others on other tasks as time is available and priorities change. Willing to pitch-in to help others when deadlines are tight or the workload is heavy, e.g. preparing for event and special campaign mailings.
                    • Able to maintain professional and cordial working relationships with staff and volunteers. Positively represents CHPCF in all interactions within CHPC.
                    • Possess skill and accuracy in entering data into a software database following guidelines and being alert to patterns and potentially questionable information.

                    Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

                    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 essential functions.

                    • Office environment
                    • Use of computer
                    • Ability to travel to various locations to conduct work and meet with donors
                    • Routinely communicates with staff and donors regarding their giving
                    • At times, will require working beyond regular hours including early morning, late nights and weekends.

                    “Per mandates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Alivia Care, Inc. and its subsidiaries, affiliated entities, joint ventures and related entities
                    (including, without limitation, Alivia Care of Georgia, Inc., Alivia Care Solutions, Inc., PACE Partners of Northeast Florida, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation)
                    requires the COVID-19 vaccine.  If hired, you will be required to produce proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Exemptions for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be requested according to EEOC guidance but approval is not guaranteed.”

                    To apply please email your resume to