Chapter Job Center

The AFP Indiana Chapter (AFP-IC) does have a job posting service.  For only $300, your position will be posted on the AFP-IC website for 30 days*, and a blast email will be sent to all members with job details and instructions on how to apply. 

*Note - extensions on postings are available

FORMAT - Job title, Organization name, Organization overview, primary responsibilities, desired qualifications, contact information.

For more information, or to post your position online, please contact Sara Nash at 317-824-0940 or afpic@nashams.com. 

Current Postings Shown Below - Date Added

Grants and Programs Coordinator, Academy of Model Aeronautics - January 21, 2019
Chief Development Officer, IndyHumane - January 18, 2019
Director of Development and Marketing, AYS - January 11, 2019
Giving Officer, Great American Songbook Foundation (GASF) - January 11, 2019
Chief Executive Officer, Harrison County Community Foundation - December 18, 2018
Major Gifts Director, The Contemporary Arts Center - December 12, 2018



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grants and programs coordinator

Organization: Academy of Model Aeronautics
Date Posted: January 21, 2019

Class:  Exempt

Responsibility:
  • Researching, identifying, and writing grants to support the organization's strategic and operational goals.
  • Administer grant requests received from clubs and associated organizations.
  • Assume responsibilities of select fundraising programs.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop and write grant proposals to foundations, government funders, and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization's mission and programs to potential funders.
  • Assemble and submit grant requests including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations.
  • Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
  • Conduct prospect research.
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines, and draft reports.
  • Collaborate with various team members including Controller, non-dues team, Director of Development, National Model Aviation Museum, AMA education team, and others to collect accurate and current program information and data for use in proposals and reports.
  • Assist in the development of other written communication such as donor appeals, marketing collateral, and web content.
  • Manage initiatives related to the tracking and reporting of organizational outcomes.
  • Develop goals for grant submissions.
  • Administer grant requests from clubs and associated organizations.
  • Assist with administrative tasks as requested.
  • Some travel may be required.

Credentials and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in business, fundraising, marketing, nonprofit management, or public relations required.
  • Three to five years of grant-writing experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to problem solve.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret grant contracts and agreements.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage projects independently.
  • Readiness to work an on team projects.
  • Proficient in use of computer technology primarily  Microsoft Excel and Office Suite

Apply:  Interested candidates may send a resume to aprilc@modelaircraft.org



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chief development officer

Organization: IndyHumane
Date Posted: January 18, 2019

Serving Indianapolis and the surrounding counties since 1905, the Humane Society of Indianapolis provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement behavior training for adoptable animals through our behavior programs, and outreach through our community and shelter programs.

 

Position Leader:      IndyHumane Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Position Leads:        Development and Marketing staff

Salary:                      Competitive salary based on experience

Benefits:                  Complete Benefits Package Available

Position Summary

The IndyHumane Chief Development Officer (CDO) provides direct leadership to the Marketing and Development staff to meet the defined strategic, financial, and public relations goals of the organization through a robust and successful marketing, fundraising, and resource development program.  The Chief Development Officer serves as the primary fundraiser for the organization and ensures a diversified and balanced funding stream. Along with the CEO, the Chief Development Officer serves as a public face of the organization to all stakeholders and constituents and, as such, must operate with the highest level of integrity, credibility, and professionalism at all times

 

Essential Position Duties & Responsibilities

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  

Develop a strong team to ensure all goals are met efficiently and effectively.

  • Provide leadership to the department in all areas – set clear and high expectations, provide effective coaching to develop the team, and provide an example to the team.
  • Structure the department for maximum impact for the agency.
  • Effectively perform all supervisory functions of hiring, coaching, training, disciplining, and terminating, according to IndyHumane policies. Hold employees accountable for meeting their goals and assignments and take appropriate steps when problems occur.

Establish and maintain sound financial plans to support the agency strategic plan as it relates to resource development, including (but not limited to):

  • Branding, messaging, and public relations, with a strong emphasis on social media.
  • Multiple fundraising avenues, including a robust and comprehensive direct mail program, foundation and corporate support, private grants, public support, and signature events.
  • Establishing, tracking, and monitoring appropriate metrics to assess effectiveness.            

Actively serve as the lead fundraiser, ensuring effective development plans and strategies are in place and that annual goals are reached.

  • Oversee the identification, research, cultivation, communication, solicitation, acknowledgment and stewardship of donors at all levels.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
  • Identify and expand new grant and foundation opportunities.
  • Develop and execute all appeals; write, track and archive all communications with a long-term relationship-management approach.
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis/fundraising dashboard to board and senior leaders.
  • Oversee and utilize the on-line donor database to effectively and efficiently communicate to supporters.
  • Track budgeted revenue to actuals and develop strategies to cover financial gaps.
  • Manage and monitor goals and objectives of the development team.
  • Leverage and coordinate funding opportunities that increase funding for the overall vision of IndyHumane and IndyHumane Downtown.

Positively influence organizational culture to ensure it is appropriate and effective to achieve the mission of the organization and motivate and retain quality staff. 

Establish and promote positive communication among all team members of IndyHumane to increase collaborations and reduce inefficiencies. 

Serve as a vital member of the leadership team by staying abreast of agency-wide issues and contributing to the development and achievement of the agency’s long-term vision and short-term operating plans. 

Develop an effective relationship with the IndyHumane board, responding to information requests in a timely manner. 

Represent IndyHumane in a professional manner at all times, providing courteous service to both internal and external constituents and presenting a positive image of IndyHumane. 

 

Critical and Demonstrable Skills

Strategic thinking and ability to develop an effective long-term strategy and vision.  Ability to inspire and engage others around a shared vision and strategy. 

Effecting planning skills, with the ability to successfully manage a project from start to finish within established timeframes and goals. 

Donor relationship-building and solicitation skills; able to develop new, retain existing, and deepen the engagement of donors/funders and volunteers.  Able to solicit funding at all levels – especially high-level individual, corporate, and foundation gifts. 

Able to effectively manage both the overall process and personnel of a department.

Effective analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills (can gather and analyze data and information, track trends, and draw conclusions).  Able to think logically and analytically. 

Able to prioritize, organize tasks and time, and follow up.  Able to juggle multiple requests and meet multiple deadlines.

High detail orientation and accuracy.

Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.  Effective listening skills.

Can effectively communicate with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds, education, and economic levels and roles (e.g. senior management, staff members, volunteers, donors, etc.) 

Able to negotiate with and influence others.  Able to resolve conflicts. 

Proactive in anticipating and alerting others to problems with projects or processes. 

Takes initiative and needs little supervision.  Willing to learn and engages in self-learning.

Able to work well in a team environment and as part of a team.

Able to read and interpret basic contracts.

Proficient in computer skills, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, e-mail, etc. 

 

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree required from a four-year college or university with a preference for a master’s degree in a related field. Five years of experience in a relevant field required. Previous fundraising experience required. Required to travel approximately 50% of time, primarily within Marion County, to meet with funders, public agencies, donors, and other stakeholders.

 

IndyHumane - Equal Opportunity Employer

This position description does not constitute a contract of employment and IndyHumane may exercise our employment-at-will rights at any time.

 

 

All resumes should be sent to Christy Shepard, Interim Chief Development Officer: cshepard@indyhumane.org

Resumes will be accepted through February 18, 2019.



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director of development and marketing

Organization: AYS
Date Posted: January 11, 2019


Organization Overview:
AYS stands for “At Your School.” It’s high-quality before- and after-school programming for kids. We’re the only fully onsite program in central Indiana. Our staff are friendly, professional, and get ongoing training. We help kids with homework, and they get lots of time for arts and cultural activities, games, exercise, and a healthy snack. Kids love it because they’re with their friends, and parents love it because their kids are safe, happy, and at their school.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Essential Functions
  • Develop and oversee an annual marketing plan, communication plan, and fundraising plan for AYS to best meet organizational priorities
  • Develop and oversee department budget and resources 
  • Responsible for all aspects of developing and meeting annual fundraising goal, including public and private contributions
  • Actively manage donor portfolio of donors and prospects
  • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assists President and CEO, the board and other staff with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)
  • Oversee and ensure effective grants process; Leads internal cross-departmental Grants team and responsible for submission of all grant proposals and reports
  • Oversee Funder and United Way relationships, often serving as the primary contact, and ensure all reporting deadlines are met
  • Serve as a representative of AYS in the community, developing relationships with potential funders, partners, and volunteers
  • Leverage partnerships and media relationships to expand AYS’ visibility in the community
  • Work with Director of Partnerships and other key teams to identify and secure partnerships or sponsorships to increase revenue and/or reduce expenses
  • Prepares communications and presentations including talking points fir internal and external initiatives.
  • Lead board committees and any task forces associated with fundraising, marketing and/or communications
  • Oversee donor database, ensuring proper data entry standards and effective reporting.
  • Oversee tracking and reconciliation of donor funds
  • Regularly tracks and analyzes donor information and giving trends and develops and implements strategies as needed to meet organizational goals.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, non-profit management, or related field is required.
  • A minimum of five years of fundraising, communications, or related experience is preferred.
  • CFRE or other business credentials or Master’s Degree preferred.

 

Contact Information:  Angela Houser, Human Resources Manager



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giving officer

Organization: Great American Songbook Foundation (GASF)
Date Posted: January 11, 2019

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Giving Officer serves as a key development team member and an active participant in expanding the base of philanthropic support for the Great American Songbook Foundation (GASF).  The successful candidate will help forge new relationships locally and nationwide to build and expand the Great American Songbook Foundation's individual donor base.  The primary function of the Giving Officer is as an individual giving solicitor of mid-tier giving.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Serve as a key solicitor for individual donors, and work in consultation with the Development Strategy & Research Manager to identify prospects for the pipeline
  • Collaborate with Annual Fund Manager who oversees broad-based and entry-level individual donor strategies for up-tiering existing donor relationships
  • Work with Individual Giving Associate to ensure gift acknowledgement and stewardship is timely and representative of polish befitting the GASF
  • Responsible for pre-determined amounts of the GASF fundraising goals
  • Actively carries a portfolio of 60-80 individual donors and high-capacity prospects and will retain and upgrade existing donors while also identifying and acquiring new donors through research, cultivation and targeted outreach of gifts ranging from $2,500 to $25,000
  • Work with development staff, volunteer leadership, Board of Directors, and senior management to develop specific cultivation and solicitation strategies for individual donors in portfolio
  • Demonstrate motivational and problem-solving capabilities with a high degree of integrity, ethics and dedication to the mission of the GASF
  • Serve as a key strategist for overall philanthropic visioning and execution across the organization
  • Participate in annual budgeting cycle as a member of the development staff
  • Support other fundraising events including annual Gala as a key member of the team to execute said events which typically occur outside of Central Indiana

OTHER FUNCTIONS
  • Available to work evenings and weekends as requested including at concerts and events
  • Occasional travel to meet donors and prospects, as GASF has a local and national base
  • Performs other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's degree in fundraising, arts management, communications or business preferred
  • Minimum of five years in a previous non-profit fundraising or for-profit business development position; high preference given to those with experience specifically in individual fundraising including Annual Fund, major giving, capital and endowment campaigns
  • Minimum five years of demonstrated development success with polished solicitation approach
  • Previous experience using CRM and/or fundraising platform (I.e., Tessitura, Raiser's Edge, etc.)

Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

applyatthecenter@gmail.com



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chief executive officer

Organization: Harrison County Community Foundation
Date Posted: December 18, 2018

The CEO is the chief officer of the foundation and works effectively with the board of directors, staff, donors, and community partners to advance the goals and objectives of the Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF).  The CEO directs overall operations, asset development, grant-making, community leadership, financial development, and philanthropic activities consistent with the efficient use of its resources.  The CEO is the representative to governmental organizations, the business community, nonprofits, media, and the community at large.  We are currently seeking a visionary leader with proven experience in these areas.

SERVING OTHERS BY LEADING A TOP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION IN THE UNITED STATES
The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is a top 100 foundation in the U.S. based on asset size and the fourth largest in Indiana.  With $192 million in assets (approximately $4,800 per capita of a population of 40,000) HCCF is a community catalyst, convening partners around vital issues to create positive change for community needs.

HCCF is a publicly supported charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. Its purpose is to provide a continuing source of revenue to improve the quality of life in Harrison County through grants and scholarships.  We accomplish this through contributions from private and public sources, making prudent investment decisions, and redistributing a reasonable amount of income to support the needs and desires of our nonprofit community.

ABOUT HARRISON COUNTY
Harrison County is located in the far southern part of Indiana along the Ohio River.  The county has a diverse economy providing residents with a progressive business community, active social, civic and religious organizations and a friendly small-town feel.  Harrison County's rural location is 25 minutes from the city center of Louisville, Kentucky.  The outstanding location and growing economy has made Harrison County one of Indiana's fastest growing counties in recent years.  Residents enjoy a low cost of living, great schools, and low crime, making it an ideal place to live, work, and play.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works in partnership with the board on the approved strategic plan and operates within organizational policies and budget. Provides objective information and informed opinions to the board regarding organizational decisions.
  • Acquires and grows relationships with key political and community partners.
  • Serves as community leader, convening conversations around needs, leveraging foundation funds and assets to make an impact.  Stays abreast of community needs.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with philanthropic, business, and government organizations.
  • Provides financial oversight of the organization and ensures preparation of financial reports for the board, committees and stakeholders. Develops and oversees the annual operating budget to be approved by the board. Educates the board on new laws and regulations applicable to HCCF.
  • Oversees the preparation of legal filings reportable to local, state and federal regulatory agencies to remain in compliance with applicable statutes and laws.
  • Develops strategies to increase assets and strengthen the impact of the foundation to meet the charitable needs of Harrison County residents.
  • Builds relationships between the Foundation, its donors, and prospective donors. Ensures appropriate donor records are kept.
  • Manages foundation daily operations, including management of an experienced, tenured staff.
  • Oversees grantmaking processes and ensures the implementation and execution are in line with funder intent and HCCF's strategic plan.
  • Serves as an official spokesperson to the general public, media and other entities. Seeks opportunities to share the goals and objectives of HCCF.
  • Works to identify future opportunities to make large scale impact and regularly reports back to the community on its good work.

The information presented in this document indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employers in this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees in this position.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master's degree, MBA or advanced degree preferred.   Bachelor's degree with equivalent business or nonprofit leadership experience will be considered.
  • A minimum of 10 years of proven, professional leadership experience in the nonprofit or foundation sector, including oversight of complex community leadership projects.  Candidates with equivalent experience in related fields of business, management, finance, communications, marketing or other related fields may be considered.
  • Knowledge of foundation investment structure, spending policies and endowment fund structure and management.
  • A passion for Harrison County and making a difference for its people.
  • A visionary leader with a high-level of communication and listening skills.
  • Proven track record of leading impact-based grantmaking initiatives or community development projects with a high level of business acumen.
  • Genuine sense of accountability to the community with a high-level of personal/professional integrity.
  • Strong team-building and project management skills and the ability to execute upon an established vision.
  • Experience reporting to a board of directors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; diplomatic, credible, and persuasive representative of the foundation to the community.


Reports to:  Harrison County Community Foundation Board of Directors

Location:  Corydon, IN

Hours:  Full-time, salary

Compensation:  Based on experience, generous benefits plan available

Apply by January 15, 2019:  Please submit a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume to:

                 Jen Pendleton, CFRE
                 Vice-President - Indiana
                 Aly Sterling Philanthropy
                 alysterling.com/hccf-job

Only applications submitted online will be accepted.



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major gifts director

Organization: The Contemporary Arts Center
Date Posted: December 12, 2018


Our client, The Contemporary Arts Center, has retained our services to identify and hire a Major Gifts Director.  Located in Cincinnati, this acclaimed fine arts organization has been dedicated to showcasing the artists and their work on the cutting edge of the art world for nearly 80 years.  The CAC provides experiences through exhibitions and performances as well as educational and outreach programs, to engage and interact with the art, artists, and ideas of our time.  Working with our regional community of visitors, patrons, and partners, and with our global community of artists and institutions, the CAC explores and celebrates the unfolding landscape of art and expression.

Currently the CAC is establishing a more robust development presence among its patrons and existing donors.  The successful candidate needs to be a seasoned development professional who can build upon a solid development program in this highly collaborative, fast-paced setting.

This position reports to the Chief of Development and will work very closely with the Executive Director and senior staff.

The Major Gifts Director will:
  • Plan and execute fundraising strategies to assure necessary revenue to accomplish the organization's goals including annual giving, major giving and planned giving
  • Build new and existing relationships through the identification, cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of individuals and naturally-aligned corporate and foundation donors
  • Represent the institution in the community through natural interactions
  • Monitor, track and analyze the performance of the development program

Our ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and at least five years of proven, successful, fundraising experience
  • Excellent communication skills; representing the organization with professional maturity
  • A builder and connector with a high level of intellectual curiosity and a tenacious spirit
  • A well-organized team member with an understanding of, and a passion for, the mission
  • An energetic doer who is comfortable and thrives in a creative, diverse environment

Compensation package includes a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and attractive benefits.

For confidential consideration, send your resume and cover letter to mgdirector@skystonepartners.com.  Priority will be given to resumes received by December 21st, although resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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chief donor engagement officer

Organization: The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation (OH)
Date Posted: October 19, 2018

Are you passionate about working with individuals, families and companies to help make a positive difference in our community and beyond?  The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation is looking for a Chief Donor Engagement Officer to do just that.

Why we are hiring a Chief Donor Engagement Officer:

The Community Foundation is looking toward the future and the changing needs of our community and the donors who support it.  The Chief Donor Engagement Officer (CDEO) will lead the donor engagement team to engage donors, their families, and their professional advisors in the mission and vision of the Community Foundation.

At The Community Foundation, we want to ensure our community thrives now and forever.  We do this by building and managing our Community's Endowment, and working closely with donors to achieve their philanthropic goals.  We continue to see a significant increase in the interest level in both parts of our work.

The Foundation manages 400 charitable funds totaling $132 million in assets.  In the past five years, more than $47 million has been added to these funds and more than $15 million has been granted.  The growth is exciting, however, to continue at our current pace, a CDEO is needed to lead our efforts to steward current donors and form new relationships.

Please refer to the full job profile for a complete understanding of the role and requirements at http://bit.ly/EngageDonors.

Application Process

Benefactor Group is pleased to be working with The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to identify the Chief Donor Engagement Officer.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to hr@benefactorgroup.com.

Candidates are urged to visit the website for The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation at www.Community-Foundation.com.  The Community Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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director of development

Organization: United Schools of Indianapolis
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

Position Summary:
The Director of Development is responsible for developing, planning and directing all of the United Schools of Indianapolis' fundraising, including the major gifts program, annual fund and planned giving special events.  The Director works closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.

Organizational Overview:
United Schools of Indianapolis (USI) is an established network of charter schools located in two of the most underserved communities of Indianapolis.  Our schools cultivate a culture where each and every student can reach their full potential in a positive and structured environment.  USI is a supportive community of teachers, families and administrators who instill a love of learning in our scholars that will lead to lifelong success.

Organizational Mission:
The mission of United Schools of Indianapolis is to provide a rigorous and relevant college-preparatory program, grounded in our belief in the ability of every child to succeed at high levels.

Qualifications:
  • Must embrace the mission of United Schools of Indianapolis.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
  • Have the desire to go out into the community and build external relationships.
  • Be a "self starter" and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Be organized and exhibit "follow through" on tasks and goals.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence and good listening ability.
  • A bachelor's degree.
  • 5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing and reporting requirements.
  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts.
  • Develop and direct an annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.
  • Coordinate fundraising special events.
  • Work closely with Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about United Schools of Indianapolis with the community.
  • Staff Board Development Committee meetings.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Create publications to support fundraising activities.
  • Develop and maintain gift recognition programs.
  • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

To apply for this position, submit the following:
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • At least three (3) professional references (including a former or current supervisor)

Search Process Will Continue until Suitable Candidate is Selected

In interested, submit material to:

Kelly Herron, Executive Director




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stewardship & communications director (SCD)

Organization: TKE Educational Foundation
Date Posted: September 26, 2018

The TKE Educational Foundation is committed to establishing and supporting scholarships and leadership training programs which promote academic achievement and strengthen the moral, social and community values of its undergraduate members.  Annually the Foundation grants more than $500,000 in scholarships and awards.  Founded in 1899, with headquarters in Indianapolis, Tau Kappa Epsilon is one of the largest collegiate men's social fraternities in North America with over 230,000 living initiated members and 246 active chapters.  www.tke.org/foundation

The opportunity:  The Stewardship & Communications Director will be responsible for creating a Moves Management model, developing innovative strategies to connect with alumni, creating incentives to maintain and increase gifts, working with the Fraternity to personalize genuine connections with donors and implementing appropriate gift acknowledgement opportunities.

Reporting to the Foundation's CEO and working closely with the Annual Fund Manager & Advancement Specialist, the SCD will review and update the Foundation's website content, create webinars, develop programs for appropriate frequency to targeted audiences, develop a phone app concept, work and assist Annual Fund Manager with direct mail appeals, courtyard campaign and IAMTKE campaign.  The SCD will also seek improvements in database research and analyze and improve current business processes.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will have earned a Bachelor's degree, preferably in communications or marketing.  The individual will demonstrate the ability to maintain the strictest levels of confidentiality, possess strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite of products, have excellent member service skills (professional phone and email etiquette) and possess the ability to exercise sound judgment based on the highest ethical standards.

Compensation:  This new senior level position offers competitive compensation, commensurate with demonstrated experience, and an attractive benefits package.

Availability:  Position is open with desired start date by late November 2018, but negotiable.

Applications:  Confidential applications are invited by COB October 30, 2018.  Please send a personalized cover letter describing your professional interest in this position and explaining how you meet the experience, skills, and competencies cited above.  All submissions will be acknowledged with confidentiality assured all parties.


By electronic mail preferred     jenny@theyunkergroup.com

 


By U.S. Mail                               Stewardship & Communications Director
                                                  The Yunker Group, Inc.
                                                  Post Office Box 54556
                                                  Cincinnati, Ohio  45254-0556



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Vice president for university advancement

Organization: Huntington University
Date Posted: September 26, 2018

Huntington University of Huntington, Indiana, invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for University Advancement.  This position is a senior administrator for the University, serving on the leadership team.  Huntington University is among the top Indiana Christian liberal arts colleges with a strong historic and ongoing relationship with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.  With the conviction that all truth is God's truth, the University exists to carry out the mission of Christ in higher education.

Huntington seeks a candidate with strong personal faith in Jesus Christ, and significant and successful experience in resource development and Advancement.  The Vice President for University Advancement reports to the President and provides leadership to the campus for fundraising programs that are ethical, that conform to the policies of the President and the Board of Trustees, and that reflect Christian values.

The candidate should have a demonstrated understanding of Christian higher education, a master's degree or equivalent, knowledge of and experience with advancement operating systems, project positive interpersonal skills and an evidence of being a team player, and demonstrated administrative and supervisory skills.

The core responsibilities of the Vice President for University Advancement at Huntington University are major donor cultivation and solicitation, oversee all fundraising programs and activities, work with the President, Board of Trustees, the President's Advisory Council on Excellence, and volunteers in encouraging and promoting fundraising efforts.  The Vice President will also plan and monitor the work of the University Advancement staff responsible for the annual fund, gift planning, community relations, major gifts, and development operations through a systematic prospect strategy and management process.  The Vice President for Advancement will have the opportunity to bring a very successful comprehensive campaign to completion.

For more information about this position and to read a full position description, please visit the following web page:  Vice President for Advancement

Nominations and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to: Jennifer Spuehler, Executive Director, Gonser Gerber Search, c/o Gonser Gerber LLP, 1776 Legacy Circle, Suite 100, Naperville, IL 60563; search@gonsergerber.com.  To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.  References will not be contacted until later in the search process.

For more information about Huntington University, please visit their web site at www.huntington.edu.


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annual giving manager

Organization: Indiana Bar Foundation
Date Posted: September 18, 2018

Responsible for the successful strategy and implementation of annual fundraising programming including but not limited to: direct and indirect solicitation (print, electronic and individual), gift processing, donor recognition, corporate sponsors, grant writing and stewardship.  Successful candidate will have ability to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors.

Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement plan to solicit, acknowledge, upgrade, renew and increase donations from current and lapsed donors.
  • Integrate new donors into mission, steward, engage and upgrade.
  • Manage direct media and contact lists for targeted audiences in integrated campaign involving electronic and print media.
  • Solicit donors by telephone, in person or in print as appropriate.
  • Renew and upgrade corporate sponsors.  Ensure appropriate stewardship and recognition.
  • Write grant proposals and reports.  Manage stewardship process.
  • Responsible for creating and managing tracking mechanisms for donor stewardship, recognition and reporting.

Qualifications
  • Proficient in development best practices.
  • Able to work collaboratively.
  • Database management required; proficiency preferred.
  • Small office environment requires flexibility, communications and creativity.
  • Excellent organization, written and verbal skills.
  • Utmost confidentiality and discretion required.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two-years experience preferred.
  • Reliable transportation.


About the Indiana Bar Foundation
Educate tomorrow's leaders.  Expand civil justice.  Aid the profession.  The Indiana Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit raises funds to provide educational programs for youth across Indiana and legal services for those Hoosiers who cannot afford a private attorney for civil matters.  Find more about its mission at www.inbf.org.

How to apply
Send cover letter and resume to Lily Lawson, Office Manager, by October 15, 2018.  In your cover letter, please address what makes a development professional successful.


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