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 

Current Postings Shown Below - Date Added

Iowa Director of Philanthropy, The Nature Conservancy - July 12, 2019
Development Manager, The Arc of Indiana - July 10, 2019
Development Director, Hear Indiana - July 5, 2019
Individual Giving Manager, Indiana Repertory Theatre - June 21, 2019
Assistant State Director - Development, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Indiana - June 19, 2019
Fundraising Events and Annual Fund Coordinator, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions - June 19
Capital Campaign Officer (Part Time Hourly), Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site - June 13, 2019
Individual Giving Officer, The Great American Songbook Foundation - June 13, 2019
Major Gifts Officer, Indianapolis Zoo - June 10, 2019
President and CEO, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) - May 17, 2019

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iowa director of philanthropy

Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Date Posted: July 12, 2019

Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has become the leading conservation organization by protecting more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and in your backyard.  With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to our natural world.  Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work finding creative ways to fund that bigger vision and building long-term relationships with communities, government agencies and commercial businesses to conserve natural resources at a new scale.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce.

Our mission is to conserve the land and waters on which all life depends.
Our vision is a world where the diversity of life thrives, and people act to conserve nature for its own sake and its ability to fulfill our needs and enrich our lives.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Iowa team!

In Iowa our goal is to ensure our beautiful prairies, woodlands, wetlands, lakes and rivers are conserved for the enjoyment and health of future generations.  We are working to address important water and land challenges with common sense solutions.  We work with a diverse set of partners including key agribusinesses, community leaders, government agencies and Iowa landowners to implement solutions that benefit the people, waters, and lands of Iowa.  Our top conservation priorities address water quality, soil loss, flooding and natural habitat conservation.  Visit or follow @nature_IA on Twitter for more info.

The position is located in Des Moines, which in 2019 ranked as the 5th best US city to live in by US News and World Report and is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest/Great Plains.  The city has more than 4,000 acres of parkland, 81 miles of trails, boasts the nationally renowned Des Moines Farmers Market, the Iowa Cubs baseball team, is a center for the finance and insurance industries, ranks high in affordability, has a growing airport that is easy to fly in and out of, and offers so much more.

The Director of Philanthropy in Iowa is part of a leadership team working to honor the deep roots of Iowa's conservation and agricultural heritage and pursue healthy lands and waters to enrich and inspire the people of Iowa.  This position manages the development & philanthropic processes for the Iowa Chapter and is part of a powerful network of global fundraising professionals working to raise resources for conservation.

We are looking for an inspiring leader and problem solver with excellent people skills and experience managing a fundraising program.  This position helps set the strategic direction for the Iowa chapter, works closely with the Iowa Board of Trustees, and will report to the State Director.  This position is full time with benefits.

The ideal candidate will be relationship focused and build meaningful connections with donors and staff.  They will ensure that fundraising plans meet the immediate needs of the chapter and will help ensure sustainability for the future.  The candidate will develop their team and empower other staff to participate in the philanthropic process.  We appreciate collaborative approaches and seek a team player with strong communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Bachelor's degree and 7 years related experience or equivalent combination, including cultivating and closing major gifts (6-7 figures).
  • Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with major donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Experience in planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
  • Experience managing and supervising a multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in principles, practices, and procedures of charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns, major gifts and planned giving.

Understanding of and passion for conservation with expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major gifts giving and solicitation.
  • CFRE certification
  • Experience supervising a major and principal gifts program.
  • Experience recruiting, training and engaging board members and other volunteer leaders and ensuring that they are prepared for effective fundraising efforts.
  • Eloquently communicate and inspire via presentations, conversations, and documents.
  • Demonstrated experience using listening, diplomacy, and tact to build strong relationships and motivate colleagues, donors and volunteers.
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated

If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of The Nature Conservancy's approach to conservation, and want to receive great benefits, then please visit to learn more and view the full position description. Submit your cover letter, resume, and writing sample for position # 47782 by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on August 19, 2019.

Find out more about living in the Greater Des Moines area:

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of all genders, diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture.  Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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development manager

Organization: The Arc of Indiana
Date Posted: July 10, 2019

The Arc of Indiana was established in 1956 by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) who joined together to build a better and more accepting world for their children.  With over 27,000 members and 43 chapters in Indiana, The Arc is on the front lines to:

  • Empower families with information and resources to assist them in their journey of raising a child with a disability to lead a full and meaningful life.
  • Empower people with intellectual and other development disabilities to be self-sufficient and independent to the greatest extent possible.
  • Inspire positive change in public policy and public attitudes.
  • Prevent disabilities through education about the dangers of drugs and alcohol while pregnant and advocating for all women to have quality prenatal care.
  • Serve as a spokesperson and advocate for families and their loved one.

Primary Responsibilities

The Arc of Indiana is seeking a Development Manager to join a collaborative team working to raise important funds to expand The Arc's advocacy efforts.

The Development Manager must be comfortable securing sponsorships, highly organized, able to juggle multiple projects and thrive in a fast paced environment.  Responsibilities include -

  1. Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to plan, coordinate and execute fundraising events to meet or exceed annual fundraising goals.
  2. Create and manage budgets for special events income and expenses.
  3. Identify, acquire and steward corporate sponsorships for special events and program areas.
  4. Create and manage plans for ticket sales to ensure plan ensuring attendance goals are met at fundraising events.
  5. Design and upload all special event forms for the web and social media.
  6. Coordinate and manage volunteers during fundraising events activities.
  7. Work with the Director of Organizational Advancement to ensure fundraising efforts for The Arc of Indiana and The Arc of Indiana Foundation are coordinated and effective.
  8. Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  9. Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
  10. Reconcile monthly fundraising reports with the Finance Department.
  11. Utilize Donor Perfect to maintain records, including gift information, sponsorships, ticket sales, all letters, volunteers and other information.
  12. Work with the Assistant Director of Advancement to create promotional plans for each event including social media, email marketing, advertising and other promotions.
  13. Assist with graphic design projects including invitations, event mailings, infographics and marketing efforts.


Qualified candidates must have a bachelor's degree and three (3) or more years of fundraising event experience with demonstrated success in securing sponsorships.

In addition, a candidate must possess the following skills.  We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational capabilities
  • Creative and strategic thinking capabilities
  • Ability to quickly problem solve
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of event permits, regulations, catering and alcohol laws and regulations
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work both on a team and autonomously on multiple projects
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends as needed

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Jill Vaught, Director of Organizational Advancement, at  No phone calls.

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development director

Organization: Hear Indiana
Date Posted: July 5, 2019

Founded in 1971, Hear Indiana creates equal opportunities for children with hearing loss through Listening and Spoken Language.  We envision a day when deaf and hard of hearing children will achieve their aspirations and thrive in their communities.  The current budget is $1.5 million, and Hear Indiana has seven full-time employees and two part-time employees.

Strategic Focus
Since its inception, Hear Indiana has supported families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing.  This organization has provided family support, advocacy services, a camp, and listening and spoken language education conference for over three decades.  In 2014, we partnered with Easterseals Crossroads to open the Speech and Hearing Resource Center, a one-stop shop for audiology services, speech therapy, and parent education.  Hear Indiana is considering plans for future expansion and private philanthropy will be a crucial aspect of that potential growth.

Job Summary
Reporting to, and in partnership with, the executive director, the development director will spearhead development efforts as Hear Indiana continues to grow.

The development director leads all development activities, major fundraising activities and special projects, by performing the following duties: managing the annual fund, coordinating ongoing fundraising, leading special campaigns/events, boosting planned giving and major gifts, maintaining the database, enhancing public relations, improving volunteer management, and grant writing.

The development director manages two additional staff members, and works with this team to improve fundraising (as well as marketing/communications/outreach initiatives of the organization).

The development director participates in strategic planning and other initiatives as requested to strengthen the organization. S/he works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization and will be accountable and responsible for specific projects as assigned.

Responsibilities of the Development Director
  • Fundraising – Develops and executes the fund development plan. Strategizes and orchestrates the annual fund. Researches public and private grant sources (agencies, corporations and foundations) to identify sources of funding and increase major gifts, planned giving, and private donations. Leads special campaigns. Solicits donations and sponsorships for special events (e.g., Run for Sound). Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondence, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits (with and without the executive director). Researches, writes, and manages grants and subsequent reports. 
  • Management - Manages a full-time communications coordinator and a part-time development associate. Remains dedicated to personal professional development through trade organization networks. Analyzes trends, identifies opportunities and challenges, and develops strategies to ensure goals are met. 
  • Database and records – Oversees the maintenance of CRM software of contributors and grants. Maintain security and privacy of donors. Generate reports as needed. Manage related vendors and corporate donors.
  • Public relations – Hires and oversees a communication coordinator. Creates communications and newsletter content and PowerPoint presentations. Schedules events with targeted groups of influential community members, and may assist the executive director with government relations on a state level. 
  • Volunteer management - Coordinates and manages volunteers for selected projects/ programs. Works closely with the board of directors on fulfilling the strategic vision of the organization.
  • Financial reporting – Maintains accurate database of all unrestricted income and its sources. Interfaces with management team and board to fulfill information requests. 
  • Note: This is a nonprofit with less than ten staff members. Each staff person wears multiple hats, therefore, other duties as needed/assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree. 
  • Nonprofit fundraising experience. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to produce engaging presentations. 
  • Strong English communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Computer literate and experience with fundraising databases.

  • Master's degree and CFRE.
  • Experience with a successful major gifts campaign or initiative. 
  • Five or more years of fundraising experience.

Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve the finances of the organization and to create new opportunities.

Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices. Ensure his/her own behavior, and the behavior of others, are consistent with the standards and guidelines set forth by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.

Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.

Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.

Focus on Donor Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of donors to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.

Foster Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.

Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.

Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.

Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.

Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.

Compensation commensurate with experience. A $3,000 annual wellness bonus is offered to all full-time employees. Some night/weekend hours are required during special events and board meetings. Limited travel is occasionally required.

Please send cover letter, resume, and responses to screening questions to The screening questions can be found here.

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individual giving manager

Organization: Indiana Repertory Theatre
Date Posted: June 21, 2019

Organization Overview
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) is the leading fully professional, resident, not-for-profit theatre in Indiana, recognized by the state as "Theatre Laureate."  As Indiana's largest resident theatre, we believe it is our duty to reach out to all members of the community, providing experiences that engage, surprise, challenge and entertain our audiences throughout their lifetimes.  We produce a combination of classics and contemporary plays, with a strong commitment to nurturing, creating, and producing new works; a programmatic highlight is the "Indiana Series," a growing catalog of plays from and about Hoosiers.  The IRT serves approximately 100,000 individuals each season including approximately 40,000 students from 55 of Indiana's counties.

Primary Responsibilities
The Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) seeks an Individual Giving Manager with a passion for the arts who excels in working in a highly creative and collaborative work environment.  The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for participating in the planning, implementing and evaluating of development efforts aimed at individual constituents giving annually at $1500+.  This position supports the Theatre's annual fund campaign and is responsible for a portion of the IRT's annual contributed revenue.  Other responsibilities include additional fundraising initiatives as determined by the Director of Development.

  • Collaborate with the Director of Development to develop, plan, execute and evaluate overall comprehensive fundraising strategies for annual fund individual major gifts specifically for the Repertory Society.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Development and Donor Relations Manager to conceptualize, plan and implement annual fund campaign individual communications strategy.
  • Work with the Director of Development, Managing Director, Executive Artistic Director, Board Members and volunteers to increase membership to Repertory Society.  Serve as primary staff for purpose of donor and prospect identification and cultivation as well as help with solicitation.
  • Work with Director of Development and Donor Relations Manager to develop stewardship implementation plan for Repertory Society members.
  • Work with Director of Development to develop, plan and implement Repertory Society membership renewal process.
  • Work with Development Systems Specialist to manage data input, gift entry and donor records for individual donors.
  • Maintain system for tracking, recording and maintaining prospects and donor research and information.
  • Work with Director of Development to manage income/expense for individual campaign and related special events.
  • Work with Director of Development, Development Team and board Radio Show committee to plan and execute the Celebrity Radio Show (IRT's annual fundraising event).  Specific event related duties will be determined by the Director of Development but will include but not be limited to coordinating with Donor Relations Manager on silent auction and event logistics.
  • Represent the development team by participating in curtain speeches, greeting in Donor Lounges, attending IRT events and hosting at the IRT Celebrity Radio Show.

Education and/or Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.
  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Four years successful individual fundraising experience.
  • Experience with volunteer coordination, recognition and evaluation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.
  • Superior writing, speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational capabilities
  • Ability and desire to work in a team-structured, informal, open environment.  The Theatre's corporate culture is one that values equally the quality of our work, the quality of how we work (the process), and our collaborative style.
  • Passion for the arts
  • Technical proficiencies using Tessitura CRM software is a plus and excellent understanding and use of business technologies and software including MS Office is required.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends are a requirement of this position.

To Apply
Please send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Turner, Director of Development, at  No phone calls.

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assistant state director - development

Organization: Child Evangelism Fellowship of Indiana
Date Posted: June 19, 2019

This is an exciting opportunity to join Child Evangelism Fellowship of Indiana who presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children throughout the state of Indiana.  Statistics show that 84% of all those who accept Jesus Christ do so between the ages of 4 and 14, pointing to the urgency of reaching children in this age group.  CEF of Indiana is committed to expanding and enhancing their reach across the state.  To support this growth, they are seeking an individual with a heart for children and who recognizes the need for Jesus Christ in their lives.  The Assistant State Director - Development (ASD-Development) will provide strategic and operational leadership in all aspects of development and fundraising, working with a diverse range of donors and partners providing support and engagement with CEF's mission.  A unique opportunity awaits the right individual who will inspire and motivate through proven fundraising leadership, sound strategic vision, and passion for their Christian faith.

CEF of Indiana is part of CEF International, founded in 1937.  Through 3500 employees and thousands of volunteers around the globe.  CEF International reached 23 million children in 2018.  CEF of Indiana, with 10 established area chapters and two others soon to be operational, is equally as committed to reach the children of the state.  With a staff of 27 employees, they have a presence in 110 of the state's 1100+ public schools through after school clubs, i.e., Good News Clubs.  In 2018, they trained over 750 individuals to serve in a variety of ministry and leadership roles.  Additional information is available at

While working closely with the Indiana State Director and reporting to the Board of Directors, the ASD-Development will oversee all development and fundraising activities through developing and executing strategies for donor programs, marketing and promotional materials and other programs and efforts related to fundraising efforts.  In doing so, he/she will focus on incorporating diversified strategies to ensure revenues are available to meet the financial needs of CEF of Indiana now and in the future.

The strategic focus for the Assistant State Director - Development will be on strengthening and expanding the major gift program ($5000+) while creating and building lower tier giving programs to expand a broader range of giving opportunities for current and potential donors.

In short, the new ASD-Development will possess a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have a passion for presenting the Gospel message to children and youth.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated his/her ability to lead and manage a development/fundraising function with an emphasis on a sustainable major donor program.  The ASD-Development will have the leadership skills to work with diverse groups and individuals ensuring funding for CEF of Indiana is available to fulfill its purpose and mission.  He/She will embrace the work and recognize the uniqueness and importance of its impact on the children of Indiana.

CEF of Indiana is located in Westfield, Indiana, an Indianapolis suburb, and it is preferred that the ASD-Development reside in the greater Indianapolis area. However, qualified candidates in other locations within the State of Indiana will be given equal consideration.

For a detailed description of the position, please review the Opportunity Profile.

DB&A Executive Search & Recruitment is conducting the search and interested candidates should apply online at

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fundraising events and annual fund coordinator

Organization: CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
Date Posted: June 19, 2019

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is seeking a Fundraising Events and Annual Fund Coordinator.  This position is a member of a highly collaborative team working to expand the brand of the organization and raise significant annual and major gifts.  Candidates should thrive in a fast-paced environment, be highly organized, excited by and able to find solutions to new challenges, and enjoy working with volunteers.  This position will be responsible for building and growing an effective annual giving program, planning and executing numerous fundraising events.  The ability to provide outstanding donor stewardship to individuals and sponsors is a must.  Qualified candidates should apply at:

Reports to:     Vice President of Development
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt

Performs and coordinates fundraising special events and annual fund solicitation of the development department to support the fundraising activities of the CICOA Foundation by executing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to plan, coordinate and execute fundraising events to meet or exceed the fundraising goals of the CICOA Foundation.
  • Draft and manage budget for special event income and expenses.
  • Manage volunteers and staff on fundraising event activities.
  • Identify, acquire, secure and steward corporate sponsorships to support identified special events and program areas where sponsorship is appropriate.
  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to plan, coordinate and execute annual fund program to meet or exceed the fundraising goals of the CICOA Foundation.
  • Maintain a portfolio of annual fund donors within a moves management system.
  • Represent the organization to donors, vendors, sponsors and the public.
  • Produce various fundraising-related collateral materials.
  • Work collaboratively with development department staff to strategize, develop and implement annual giving campaign using mail, email and social media in accordance with annual goals.
  • Provide timely and appropriate donor stewardship to individual and corporate donors.
  • In coordination with the Development Coordinator, manage a prompt acknowledgement system, reviewing the methods and policies for accuracy, efficiency, and legal/regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including sponsorship and annual donor tracking and reporting.
  • Must have an understanding of institutional history, programs and strategic direction.
  • Assist with other fundraising activities as required.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to engage a wide variety of potential donors.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills.
  • Attention to detail, highly organized.
  • Ability to quickly problem solve.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Knowledge of event permits, regulations, catering and alcohol laws and regulations.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Strong contributor in team environment, aptitude to strategize and problem solve in groups.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously on multiple projects

Bachelor's Degree and five (5) or more years of fundraising experience with including demonstrated success in individual giving, corporate sponsorship, and special events fundraising and management.  Interest in continual learning experiences.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret simple instructions, correspondence, reports, and memos.  Ability to write business correspondence and edit routine documents.  Ability to effectively communicate information in one-on-one and small group situations to donors, volunteers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Ability to enter complex data/gift entry, queries and run reports in Raxor's Edge NXT software program preferred.  Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Publisher, is required.  Excellent knowledge of general office equipment, including Microsoft products.

Creative and strategic thinking, problem solving, and team project development.  Sensitive to the service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.  Possess a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.  Ability to work overtime, evenings and weekends as necessary.  Ability to travel locally and attend off premise events.  Indiana Driver's license and vehicle for local travel is required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals, with disabilities, to perform the essential functions. Individuals must be able to move freely to perform routine physical and manual tasks associated with the position.  Must be comfortable on ladders and able to lift 50 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is interactive and usually moderate.

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capital campaign officer

Organization: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Date Posted: June 13, 2019

Part Time Hourly (25-28 Hours)

Organization Overview
The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to maintaining and preserving the site as a museum and memorial to the only U.S. President elected from the State of Indiana.  Open to the public as an educational, cultural and historical resource, the Presidential Site seeks to promote patriotism and good citizenship through high-impact educational activities and active encounters with US history.  The Presidential Site is a stunningly restored national historic landmark that offers a wholly unique visitor experience.  Over 10,000 curated artifacts spanning more than two centuries of American and presidential history are conserved and accessible within the Harrison's 10,000 square foot Italiante home.

As an American Alliance of Museums accredited institution, the Presidential Site welcomes more than 29,000 visitors annually - over 17,000 of which are school children.  As a registered National Historic Landmark, the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site is one of our city's great cultural treasures and an important tourism driver.

The Presidential Site is a truly one-of-a-kind experience in the heart of Indianapolis's Old Northside.  It was recently named as one of "5 Stately Presidential Homes" by Architectural Digest, as one of the "Top 10 Things to Do & See in Indianapolis" by The Culture Trip and is currently ranked #5 out of 128 attractions in Indianapolis by Trip Advisor.

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site seeks a Capital Campaign Director, a newly-created, part-time, three-year position responsible for implementing and completing a $3.75 million capital campaign. The Capital Campaign Director will work closely with the President & CEO, Capital Campaign Cabinet, and the Vice President of Development in carrying out a broad-based fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations and foundations to support this initiative.

Essential Functions
     Capital Campaign Strategy and Planning
  • Help lead strategy development and planning of the campaign, working collaboratively with the President & CEO and Capital Campaign Cabinet
     Capital Campaign Management
  • Implement and Manage the Capital Campaign
  • Develop and Manage campaign prospect lists, including research and tracking
  • Recruit, train, and manage campaign volunteers
  • Schedule and support capital campaign meetings
  • Manage the campaign budget
     Capital Campaign Reporting
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for the President & CEO and the Capital Campaign Cabinet
     Capital Campaign Communications
  • Plan and implement cultivation and recognition events
  • Collaborate with our staff to develop capital campaign print, web, and social media communications materials
     Cultivation and Solicitation
  • Develop and execute targeted cultivation plans
  • Work with the President & CEO and members of the Cabinet and Board, to cultivate prospects
  • Refine and execute solicitation strategies
  • Prepare and provide support to staff, board, and volunteers for solicitations
  • Participate in solicitations
  • Implement donor acknowledgement and recognition, as appropriate

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field
  • Familiarity with non-profit setting; knowledge or a willingness to learn of issues and dynamics related to museums is preferred
  • 4 years of professional experience in fundraising with a track record of success
  • Experience managing capital campaigns
  • Direct development experience including solicitation skills
  • Experience in scheduling and staffing solicitation calls and conducting follow up and stewardship
  • Demonstrated success in managing complex projects
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with board members, staff members, volunteers, and donor/prospects.
  • Knowledge and proficiency at an intermediate or higher level of Microsoft Office applications
  • Attention to details and accuracy
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional and courteous presence, on phone and in person, ability to work with a wide variety of people, ease in initiating contacts with other groups
  • Knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising
  • Availability for some travel, evening and weekend work for events and donor contacts
  • Preference for candidate to have experience with building a list of naming opportunities for capital campaign

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
The Presidential Site offers a competitive wage commensurate with experience.  The position would require most of the time spent at our office in Indianapolis, but may allow for some work to be conducted offsite as needed.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Application deadline is July 31, 2019.  Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Bethany Gosewehr, Vice President of Development, at

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individual giving officer

Organization: The Great American Songbook Foundation
Date Posted: June 13, 2019

Reports to:  Director of Individual Development

Secure individual, major, planned and capital campaign philanthropic gifts in support of The Great American Songbook Foundation (GASF) by building relationships locally and across the United States with philanthropists, volunteers, advocates and supporters.  Develop strategies to grow and expand annual fund and major giving opportunities by leveraging the GASF's mission, national programs and initiatives.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding annual fundraising goals through individual philanthropy
  • Provide leadership and direct the execution of major gift fundraising cultivation, stewardship practices and receptions/fundraising events
  • Develop and execute individual strategies to move donors through the development cycle and maintain unique donor relationships
  • Leverage the GASF's senior leadership, Board of Directors and President/CEO effectively and efficiently in managing relationships and soliciting major donors
  • Participate in annual budgeting cycle as a member of the development staff
  • Support other local and non-local (national) fundraising events
Required Education and 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; prefer 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
  • Must have knowledge of how to manage donors through moves management and ability to utilize CRM and/or fundraising platform (i.e. Tessitura, Raiser's Edge, etc.)
  • Experience in growing a base for support and moving donors through the development cycle
  • Experience in strategizing, soliciting and stewarding major donors
  • Proven ability to build strong relationships with a variety of constituents
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management capability
  • Adaptable to growing, fast-paced, diverse and results-oriented culture
  • Experience setting ambitious goals and delivering results in closing gifts
  • Thorough understanding of non-profit and philanthropic sector
  • Availability to travel nationally approximately 10 times annually
  • High level of computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Competencies Required:
  1. Leadership
  2. Strategic Thinking
  3. Project Management
  4. Financial Management
  5. Customer/Client Focus
  6. Organizational Skills
  7. Problem Solving/Analysis
  8. Presentation Skills
  9. Teamwork Orientation

Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:

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major gifts officer

Organization: Indianapolis Zoo
Date Posted: June 10, 2019

Are you looking to join a highly-regarded advancement team in Indianapolis?   If you are a results-driven, polished professional possessing creativity, vision and enthusiasm, then the Indianapolis Zoo is looking for you to join our team as a Major Gifts Officer.

The Indianapolis Zoo is seeking an experienced, results-oriented Major Gifts Officer to participate as a key member of an advancement team that creates and implements strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors.  The Major Gifts Officer will manage a high volume of personal visits with individual contributors to garner support for annual and special project support and actively participate in raising funds for an upcoming capital campaign.  During the last half-century, the Indianapolis Zoo developed into a global leader in animal conservation and one of the top tourist destinations in Indiana, welcoming more than one million visitors annually.  As the largest zoo in the country that receives no direct tax funding, our fundraising team plays an integral role in our organization's success.  These talented and dedicated professionals support the Zoo's efforts to save wild things and wild places around the world and close to home.

Requirements include:
  • At least five years of professional work experience in fundraising;
  • Strong experience in fundraising and major gift development;
  • Solid background in working with prospect moves management;
  • Proven record of achievement in the solicitation of major gifts, including annual, capital and special project support;
  • Confirmed ability to maintain effective working relationships with individual donors;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills;
  • Good working knowledge of donor databases, preferably Raiser's Edge, and word processing;
  • Prefer Indianapolis residency of several years;
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required. A degree in a related field (fundraising, business, communications, marketing, and public relations) is preferred.
  • At least three professional references (not relatives) are required.

The Zoo offers a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b; Paid Time Off; paid holidays) after 90 days of employment.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Please include compensation requirement in your attached cover letter or enter it on the online application.

Application deadline is June 21, 2019. Candidates must apply online. A cover letter and resume must be attached to the online application.  In the "Position Desired" section of the application, please put "Major Gifts Officer." Apply at  To help ensure receipt of your online application, we recommend applicants use a computer running Windows XP or higher, with at least Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, or Safari.  Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment training, drug testing, criminal history checks and a BMV check.

The Indianapolis Zoo is a drug-free/smoke-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

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President and CEO

Organization: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB)
Date Posted: May 17, 2019

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) is an environmental and community nonprofit with a mission to help people and nature thrive.  KIB is an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., a national organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment in American communities.

The President and CEO of KIB will be provided the opportunity to substantially shape the long-term future of a highly accomplished conservation organization with a trusted reputation, dedicated staff, and engaged Board of Directors.  Specifically, the President and CEO will be charged with enhancing organizational and programmatic efforts across the largest affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.

KIB seeks an accomplished, visionary leader who demonstrates a keen understanding of, and passion for, the organization's unique mission.  The person must be ready to join with the Board to lead KIB in pursuing strategic goals in environmental conservation, beautification, education, and outreach through a proven ability in fundraising, program oversight, collaborative ventures, and constituency building.  The ideal candidate will have a background that includes an understanding of the environmental and conservation sector; skills in financial and staff management; and an extraordinary understanding of philanthropy and proven success in raising significant funds from individuals, foundations, corporations, and public entities on behalf of the mission and organization.

An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required.  An advanced degree is preferred.  Demonstration of continuing professional education and/or accreditation in a professional field would be highly desirable.

To apply, please send a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC to

For more information about Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, please visit

KIB helps people and nature thrive most effectively when we reflect the diversity of perspectives, voices, and abilities found throughout our city.  The principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our work, from supporting biodiversity in nature to engaging communities.  KIB is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applicants, including persons of color, people who are LGBTQ, veterans, people who are multilingual or multicultural, and individuals of various ages and abilities to help us create a team with a broad range of backgrounds and thinking.

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