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

Director of Development, United Schools of Indianapolis - October 12, 2018
Stewardship & Communications Director (SCD), TKE Educational Foundation - September 26,2018
Vice President for University Advancement, Huntington University - September 26, 2018
Annual Giving Manager, Indiana Bar Foundation - September 18, 2018
Indiana Development Manager, Stand for Children - September 10, 2018


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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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indiana development manager

Organization: Stand for Children
Date Posted: September 10, 2018

THE ROLE
Your role stands at the intersection of fundraising and the fight to change the odds for historically underserved children and families.  As a key member of Stand's Indiana team at a moment of tremendous need and opportunity, you will work closely with the Indiana Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development to support the affiliate in their efforts to build on the progress to date to improve the outcomes for students across the state.  You will deepen our impact by driving success in statewide donor and grants programs, including a key role in supporting and managing the fundraising strategies of the 501c3, 501c4, and state political action committee.  Through your dedication and passionate approach to the role, you get the opportunity to work with colleagues who not only care deeply about justice and equity, but who are bold and strategic and take responsibility for achieving substantial progress toward our mission every year.

THE ORGANIZATION
Stand for Children is a non-profit education advocacy organization focused on ensuring all students receive a high quality, relevant education, especially those whose boundless potential is overlooked and under-tapped because of their skin color, zip code, first language, or disability.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Build strategy, systems and fundraising culture in the affiliate in support of the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development achieving their financial sustainability goals
  • Work closely with the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development to build and manage a prospect pipeline sufficient to achieve financial goals;
  • In partnership with the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development, develop strategic cultivation strategies for all top prospective donors, track all strategies, and moves, in Salesforce;
  • Research prospective new donors and funding opportunities in support of the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development's ongoing prospect cultivation efforts;
  • Arrange donor/prospect meetings, prepare briefings and support materials, coordinate site visits and program reports, and document all notes on donor interactions and gift information in Salesforce;
  • Generate all donor correspondence including but not limited to follow-up cultivation notes, acknowledgement, and thank you letters;
  • Conduct exploratory funding meetings with foundation program officers, corporate philanthropic partners, and new individual donors in conjunction with Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development;
  • Manage the donor database as a CRM resource tool;
  • Work with the Finance Team Liaison to ensure affiliate is on target to meet financial sustainability goals;
  • Plan, manage all logistics, and staff fundraising events, as needed, including post-event debriefs and follow-up for donor cultivation;
  • In coordination with the State Operations Coordinator, manage fundraising administrative work, including gifts acknowledgement, data entry, and local check deposits;

Research, structure and maintain a sustainable grants program
  • Conduct research and due diligence for new foundations and grant prospects; provide strategic guidance to the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development and staff on approach as well as on expanding support from current foundations;
  • Write and steward foundation grant proposals in partnership with the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development and program staff; coordinate with National on multi-state grants;
  • Track proposal progress and maintain grants calendar, including but not limited to submission deadlines and budgeting;
  • Ensure timely and accurate grant reporting and submission;

Oversee and manage development communications and reporting
  • Create and execute a stewardship calendar;
  • Partner with the Marketing and Communications to develop a robust donor communications strategy that guides the communications calendar and creation of donor-centered collateral materials;
  • Partner with Digital Strategy Team to drive successful digital fundraising appeals;
  • Work with key program staff to develop content for regular external communications with supporters.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Passionate commitment to Stand for Children's mission and strategy to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for and with access to a college education;
  • 3-5 years' progressive experience in development;
  • Experience building a donor centered culture of philanthropy and demonstrated ability to coach and guide executive leadership and program staff in fundraising strategies and techniques;
  • Superior relational skills and familiarity with fundraising best practices with individual donors;
  • Proven project management skills, including the ability to balance multiple tasks and projects while delivering quality work on schedule; event planning experience strongly preferred;
  • Minimum two-years proven success with all aspects of grants management, including research, writing proposals and reports, and stewardship;
  • Outstanding written communication skills and strong attention to detail;
  • Experience with 501c4 and/or political fundraising preferred;
  • Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Ability to be stationary for extended periods of time and to travel to meetings outside of the office; Ability to lift more than 10 pounds, on occasion; May require the ability to climb stairs.

Stand for Children consists of two separate entities.  Stand for Children, Inc., a grassroots membership organization is exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and Stand for Children Leadership Center, a leadership development organization is exempt under section 501(c)(3)

Stand for Children and Stand for Children Leadership Center are Equal Opportunity Employers.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.  We are committed to a diverse and culturally inclusive workplace in which our differences broaden our awareness, enrich our daily experiences and contribute to our collective strength.  People of color, members of underrepresented ethnic or socioeconomic populations and bilingual/multi-lingual speakers are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please complete the online application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter at http://stand.org/careers.  No calls please.

To learn more about Stand - Indiana, please visit www.stand.org/in.



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