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Special Events Coordinator Job Posting - Ronald McDonald House Charities

Special Events Coordinator Job Posting

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for assisting the organization in reaching its overall fundraising goals by serving as the lead staff coordinating signature fundraising events, including working with teammates and committees around the state. The Special Events Coordinator works with the Development Director to participate in prospect identification, donor research, cultivation and stewardship; including but not limited to individuals, corporate, community leaders and foundations.

This is a full time, exempt, salaried position.
Salary DOQ, compensation includes health, dental & vision benefits, Simple IRA

Position Responsibilities:
Works with the Development Director to establish annual goals, strategies and execution for events
Serves as the lead staff coordinating signature events, auctions and other events and supports the staff and committees in Eastern Idaho and Magic Valley on events in these communities
Works with Development Director to manage event and auction committees and recruit leadership
Acts as the primary staff for development of all technical and logistical event needs
Plans and executes post event activities including evaluations
Oversees event budgeting including income and expense management
Manages third party fundraisers ensuring guidelines are followed and benefits are fulfilled
Helps to maintain, steward, prospect and build new relationships with donors
Is familiar with the RMHC donor database and able to do entry and donor reports
Assists from time to time with general duties necessary to the daily operations of the programs

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2 years’ experience
Previous successful fundraising/event experience and experience working with volunteers
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software and experience with databases
Some travel and flexible schedule required
Demonstrates problem-solving and decision making skills
Excellent presentation, public speaking and community relations skills
Highly organized, dependable, functions as a team-member, flexible in work functions and duties, and responds to changing priorities
Motivated self-starter who can manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Must maintain high confidentiality and understands working with private and sensitive data

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to
Ellie Pharis,
Applications open until July 27, 2018

Regional Philanthropy Officer American Red Cross

Regional Philanthropy Officer
American Red Cross
Full Time

We are currently seeking a motivated Regional Philanthropy Officer in Boise, Idaho or Bozeman, Montana to join our fundraising team to serve our community and support our lifesaving services. In this role, you will be responsible for meeting and exceeding annual revenue targets by working with an assigned portfolio of individual, corporate and foundation donors to advance the mission of the organization and assist donors in creating meaning in their lives through giving to the American Red Cross.


1. Strategy: Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying donors to ensure retention, growth of donor contributions as well as recapture from previous donors. Works collaboratively with other departments and partners with development staff at the
National Office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect.

2. Fundraising Targets and Portfolio Management: Manages an assigned portfolio of donors (individual, corporate and foundations in the Idaho and Montana region) and prospects with intent to form deep relationships. Responsible for minimum annual fundraising
goal ($350,000 for fiscal year) tied to a blended portfolio as specified in performance standards, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue. Develop donor management plans for entire portfolio resulting in strategic, knowledgeable and complex
asks. Personally solicits assigned donor portfolio through face to face visits, including preparation of personalized materials. Revenue target may increase due to major domestic disasters.

3. Prospect Development: Implements programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $2,500 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for the American Red Cross. Works with community Board members and other leadership
volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward appropriate donors. Identifies potential planned giving prospects among assigned donors and partners with Region’s assigned Gift Planning Officer to solicit those prospects. Updates donor records in
region and/or district database and following donor contacts.

4. Relationship Development: Develops ongoing relationships with major donors for the benefits of the American Red Cross. Accountable for cultivating relationships for individual fundraising, organizational fundraising or both as outlined below:

a. Individuals: Cultivates relationships with individual donors personally and by supporting volunteer leaders in peer-to-peer outreach, (if appropriate) using giving societies such as the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders as a key program.

b. Organizations: Cultivates, solicits and stewards support from corporations and foundations to meet annual fundraising goals within their Regions. This includes assisting corporations in achieving their goals in strengthening their brand, marketing, and
employee engagement by being proficient at clearly articulating Red Cross programs, listening to corporations’ needs and aligning programs to their interests, preparing grant proposals, and engaging foundation staff and foundation board members to cultivate
and solicit support for the American Red Cross.


Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Advanced degree highly desirable.

Experience: Minimum three years sales and/or fundraising experience required. Proven experience in developing strategies for donor retention growth and recapture and proven success with complex requests is required. 

Skills and Abilities: Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent verbal and written skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge,
A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation.

Travel: Requires frequent travel within the Idaho and Montana Region. May travel 35% of time, potentially five days (at one time) every other month.

The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee’s professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position,
please visit to apply.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Link to the full posting:

Cindy Ferris
Senior Advisor, Talent Acquisition


Development Officer

Company: Concordia University School of Law 
Date Posted: April 18, 2018

University Mission:  Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Position Title - Development Officer

Department - Law School

Reports To - The Development Officer reports directly to the Dean of the School of Law at Concordia University-Portland’s Boise campus with a matrixed/dotted reporting line the Chief Development Officer and the President of the Concordia University Foundation.

FLSA Status - Exempt

Primary Work Location - Law School Campus, Boise, ID

Work Schedule - Generally, Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm; weekends and evening occasionally required

FTE - 1.0, full-time

Position Summary          

In collaboration with the Dean of the Law School, the CU Foundation Chief Development Officer and the CU Foundation President, the Development Officer is responsible for developing and implementing goals and strategies for gaining financial support from private and public sectors for the School of Law.  In addition, the Development Officer must develop and cultivate key partnerships on behalf of Concordia University and School of Law.


Concordia University is a private, Christian university.  Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1.            Create and cultivate an integrated, nationally focused fundraising strategy that can guide the School of Law over the next decade and reach untapped markets.  Work includes unrestricted giving and major donor research, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts meeting or exceeding four to six figures. 

Work with the Dean to set annual unrestricted and Major Donor income and expenditure targets and plan for appropriate activities to ensure that targets are met or exceeded.             10%

2.            Responsible for the research, identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual scholarship donors and prospective donors, as well as identification of additional sustainable strategic fundraising initiatives as they may arise and align with the Concordia Foundations overall fundraising strategies and objective. 

•             Supports the Dean in strengthening relationships with prospective and existing donors and supporters. 

•             Uses research tools, creates donor profiles, uses data to inform and support stewardship plans and activities.

•             Builds and maintains a robust pipeline of major gift prospects.

•             Identify and develop necessary systems and processes to support the growth of major donor income for the university and specifically, the School of Law.      20%

3.            Support the Dean in developing and executing strategies to increase local, regional and national awareness of Concordia University, the School of Law and its strategic initiatives, including but not limited to “5th & Front,” the university’s Lutheran values, and our mission to prepare leaders for the transformation of society.             20%

4.            Accountable for participating in and aligning fund development activities at the School of Law with strategic fund raising planning occurring at Concordia University and the Concordia University Foundation.              15%

5.            Work with the Dean to engage the community through a visible presence at community events and participates on relevant boards. 15%

6.            Responsible for planning and executing events, prospect and donor visits, and the annual Leaders in Action Awards 15%

7.            The Development Officer performs all other duties necessary to accomplish the objectives of the University and/or as assigned by the Dean of the School of Law and the Chief Development Officer of the Concordia University Foundation.       5%

Work Contacts  Faculty, Staff, prospective and current donors, local/regional/national community leaders and alumni.

Scope of Work  Provides highly-skilled fundraising and development support to the School of Law.  Acts as an external liaison for Concordia University.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required. Juris Doctor or master’s degree preferred.

3+ years managing fundraising projects and programs to success. 

5+ years direct fundraising and solicitation experience, with progressive success in growing fundraising income within a non-profit or higher education environment.

Experience must demonstrate strong knowledge best practices in the field of development and the ability to perform successful donor research, cultivation and solicitation. 

Leadership experience must include the ability be open and approachable, identify with the needs of diverse, national donor base, understand the Boise and Portland community cultures, and to lead with integrity, equity, trust, respect and inclusion.

Experience in law or government preferred.

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Able to convey compelling messages in support of Concordia University and the School of Law to constituents with empathy, respect and a passion for the mission of the university, our core themes and our Lutheran heritage.

Able to keep key stakeholders informed of successes, opportunities and potential pitfalls, at an effective level of detail and with appropriate timing.

Able to effectively interact and communicate with a diverse array of constituents from variable backgrounds, income levels, professional achievement and academic achievement.  Exhibits emotional intelligence, poise and respect in a culturally and situationally appropriate manner.

Able to and enthusiastic about meeting new people, building and maintaining relationship and working in a collaborative and congenial manner with others.

Maintains confidentially and manages confidential information with excellent discretion, tact and judgement.

Exceptional planning, organization and prioritization skills.  Able to work on multiple projects and priorities with a high degree of composure and tolerance to time pressure.

Use administrative software and database research skills effectively.

Interprets qualitative, quantitative and financial data with logic and accuracy.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Able and willing to travel to offsite meetings on a regular basis, including commercial air travel. 

Able and willing to attend evening and weekend events on a regular basis.

Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

Successfully pass a criminal background check

Attitude and demeanor of all Concordia University employees: As part of a work environment that highly values Christian education, educational excellence and service to students, all members of the community will:

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.

Work as a team member in a professional environment.

Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the department).

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, personal hygiene, etc.).

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Director of Development and Communications

Company: Faces of Hope Foundation 
Date Posted: April 3, 2018

REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer


THE ORGANIZATION: Faces of Hope Foundation is a non-profit raising support and community awareness for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse. The mission is to reduce victimization with a safety net of crisis services including legal, medical, and educational support at the Faces of Hope Victim Center. 


JOB SUMMARY: The Director of Development and Communications plays an integral role in promoting the non-profit and the Faces of Hope Victim Center in Boise. The director will develop a yearly plan and budget in conjunction with the executive director and s/he will lead and participate in the execution of that plan. The director will also develop a communications strategy that will raise community awareness regarding the victimization of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and elder abuse. 


JOB DESCRIPTION: The Director of Development will work in partnership with the Executive Director in establishing Faces of Hope Foundation fund-raising goals and strategies. The Director of Development has primary responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing fundraising initiatives and activities including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director of Development is responsible for the development and implementation of the annual giving plan including cultivating and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors and supporters, developing and building a Major Gifts Program and researching and writing grant proposals. The Director is also responsible for managing the Light of Hope Event, and for continuously identifying and assessing new fundraising opportunities. As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Development participates in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives, leadership meetings, and organizational problem solving. The Development Director works within the Faces of Hope Foundation guidelines, policies and mission and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects assumed by their department. 



  • Meet prospective donors on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Manage the fundraising special events, including the Light of Hope Event. Management responsibilities include but are not limited to organizing a volunteer committee, solicitation of sponsors, auction items, gifts in kind, and sponsorships; budget development and management; project plan development management and evaluation; and volunteer recruitment and support of the volunteer committee.
  • Oversee grant seeking efforts including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements (including state & federal grants).
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and the Chief of Operations for the Faces of Hope Victim Center.
  • Serve as key staff to the Board of Director’s Event Committee.
  • Serve as key staff to special fundraising campaigns, e.g. Idaho Gives.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs (i.e., donor stewardship).
  • Develop and implement an integrated, organization-wide strategic communications plan to broaden awareness of the non-profit sector and strengthen Faces of Hope’s brand identity across key stakeholder audiences.
  • Create a public marketing strategy that will allow the Board of Directors to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted high-level audiences, including the media, public officials and key influencers.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Perform other related duties as requested. 



  • Must embrace Faces of Hope mission.
  • Have experience in professional fundraising with a record of proven success.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree (or a seasoned track-record in fund development). 


HOW TO APPLY: Interested parties are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to the Chief Operating Officer, Jean Fisher and copied to the Board Treasurer, Amy Wray Closing date is April 20, 2018.


Director of Development - Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska

Company: Ducks Unlimited, Inc. 
Date Posted: March 15, 2018

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development with the following primary responsibilities:


  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited and ensure the success of the $2.0 billion Rescue Our Wetlands campaign.
  • Coordinate with conservation and development colleagues to develop proposals and secure funding for Ducks Unlimited’s priorities as defined in the Strategic Plan, to include support for operations, conservation in key landscapes and educational programs.
  • Partner with the event staff to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase major gift revenue in the region.
  • Collaborate with other fundraising staff to assist in achieving all annual fundraising team goals.
  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide all volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the State Campaign Committee in assigned states.
  • Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan. 


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
  • Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management programs


The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity with planned giving, experience with comprehensive campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively within the region and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon city in the region. 


This position reports to Managing Director of Development, Steve Schmitt, who may be contacted for additional information about the position at


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume indicating your qualifications and outlining why you are interested in the position by going to to register or log-in to ADP and follow the prompts to APPLY.


Resume review will begin on April 6, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.



It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression,  age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.