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Development Specialist - Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Position:          Development Specialist
Status:             Salaried, Full-Time with Benefits
Salary Range:   $38,000 - $42,000 per year
Reports to:       Chief Development Officer
Date:               April 15, 2021     

Approved by:   President/CEO

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (SVPH) is on a mission to inspire generations through DISCOVERY, by sharing the legacies of the Kentucky Shakers. SVPH is committed to bridging historic preservation, land conservation, engaged learning and warm hospitality to present an unrivaled destination experience.

Home to the third largest Shaker community in the United States from 1805 until 1910, SVPH manages the country’s largest private collection of original 19th century buildings and is the largest National Historic Landmark in Kentucky. Onsite amenities at SVPH include overnight accommodations, dining and catering services, retail shops, event and meeting venues, riverboat rides, historical exhibitions and tours, farm and garden area, nature preserve, multi-use trail system, equestrian stable and an extensive calendar of special programs, activities and events.

Development Department

The Development Department supports the mission of the Shaker Village by giving individuals and organizations the opportunity to preserve our heritage and inspire generations through their generous gifts of time, talent and treasure.

Development Specialist Job Summary

The Development Specialist serves as an active member of the Development department, supporting Shaker Village’s goal to foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.

The Development Specialist will work in full collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, Development Coordinator and the Campaign staff to ensure efficient operation of the development office. This position is instrumental in facilitating SVPH’s passholder programs, acting as a liaison between our organization and our passholders. The Development Specialist also supports the Chief Development Officer through a variety of tasks related to organization, communication, donor stewardship, and donor prospect research.

The Development Specialist will be responsible for all aspects of the passholder programs, with emphasis on communication with passholders and promotion of the programs to ensure continued growth of the programs. This position is responsible for maintaining records, tracking passholder figures, and coordinating with the Guest Services, Marketing and Accounting Departments to carry out various functions of the passholder programs.

The Development Specialist will perform data entry into the Raiser’s Edge database, Shaker Village’s donor and prospect relationship management system, and is a responsible for gift processing, donor acknowledgement, and maintaining the integrity of the database. This position will also conduct donor prospect research to support the Annual Fund and the Campaign.

This position requires attention to detail, initiative, strong marketing and organizational skills, the ability to prioritize work projects, and excellent written and oral communication skills.  A high level of professionalism and the ability to retain confidentiality is required.

Responsibilities and Duties

Building a Culture of Philanthropy

  1. Displays a positive image of Shaker Village by demonstrating courteous and professional behavior towards guests, volunteers, and other employees
  2. Actively participates in sharing the Development Office message throughout the organization and community

Annual Village, Equestrian and Photography Passholder Programs

  1. Administers the passholder programs and provides oversight of passholder benefits
  2. Performs all data management functions for the programs and maintains accurate records
  3. Solicits and processes new and renewal passholder enrollments, and issues passholder cards
  4. Coordinates cross-departmental collaboration to support various functions of the passholder programs, including point-of-sale enrollment, administration of benefits, and revenue tracking
  5. Develops and implements strategy to expand and grow the passholders programs
  6. Creates and oversees the passholder programs budget lines, projecting revenue and expenses
  7. Communicates and provides excellent customer service to all passholders

Customer & Donor Relationship Management (CDRM)

  1. Serves as an administrator of the Raiser’s Edge (RE) database
    1. Completes RE data entries and maintains data integrity: current, accurate records of each constituent’s contact information, donations, relationships, memberships; correcting duplicates, validating addresses, updating entries, importing new records, etc.
    2. Generates queries, reports, exports, and mailing lists in support of direct mail, e-mail, calling campaigns, donor invoices, event invitations and collateral materials
    3. Collaborate with other departments to coordinate data and information sharing
    4. Produces regular and one-time reports, conducts analysis, and shares findings
  2. Researches potential donor prospects and prepares reports through DonorSearch, Shaker Village’s prospect research tool, to support the major gift and annual gift campaigns
  3. Serves as the primary contact for donor and passholder inquiries, including all written, e-mail and telephone inquiries

Administrative Duties

  1. Answer and direct phone calls; Greet and assist visitors to the development office
  2. Handle confidential information with complete sensitivity and privacy.
  3. Receive and process all external donation requests and tracks information in MS Excel
  4. Performs other duties as directed by Management

Event Support

  1. Supports planning and hosting of passholder and fundraising events
  2. Performs all CDRM processes for fundraising events, including solicitation of patrons/sponsors, ticketing and guest registrations, on-site event support, and post-event gift processing and receipts.

Skills and Qualifications

  1. Knowledge of principals of marketing, social media and strategic planning
  2. Excellent time management skills and abilities to prioritize work
  3. Excellent record keeping, writing, communications and interpersonal skills
  4. Extremely organized, detail oriented, and able to keep accurate records
  5. Strong abilities in proofreading, grammar and business etiquette
  6. Computer literate and technology proficient in standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications, specifically with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  7. Personable and cooperative demeanor required for all donor interactions and with workplace colleagues
  8. Ability to tactfully handle dissatisfied passholders, donors, and guests

Education and Experience

  1. A minimum of 3 years proven marketing/sales and/or fundraising experience
  2. At minimum 3 years of customer/guest experience
  3. A four-year college degree is required
  4. Working knowledge of MS Office, Excel

Mental and Physical Requirements

  • Superior writing and organizational skills
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to give regular communications in person, writing and by email and telephone
  • Ability to access, research, read, review, enter and retrieve information from computer
  • Maintain concentration with time pressures and interruptions
  • Frequently required to sit and stand for a considerable length of time
  • Occasionally lift or carry up to 25 lbs. as needed

Working Environment and Conditions 

  • This position may occasionally require working in a variety of weather conditions outdoors
  • This position may require availability by phone or email outside of typical working hours
  • This position will require working some evenings and weekends
  • May require minimal travel within the immediate area and the Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Ability to work irregular and/or extended hours


Office Manager - Newman Foundation, Inc.

Newman Foundation, Inc.
628 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40505

Job Description

Position: Office Manager
Status: Hourly (5-10 hours/ week)
Hourly wage: $18-20/ hour

Position Summary

Newman Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that promotes and fosters Catholic campus ministry to faculty, staff, and students on twelve college and university campuses in the Diocese of Lexington, KY. NFI works to promote dialogue between the Church and higher education for the benefit of the common good.

The Office Manager will assist the Executive Director by organizing and coordinating office administration and procedures to support organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The Office Manager should be an energetic professional who can wear multiple hats and handle a wide range of administrative- and executive support- related tasks. The Office Manager should be able to work independently with little or no supervision, be well-organized, flexible, and enjoy administrative challenges.

Primary Responsibilities 

  1. Prepare event and promotional materials, including invitations, newsletters, and programs.
  2. Support coordination and logistical needs for programs, events, meetings, and appointments.
  3. Onsite support for events and meetings as requested.
  4. Point person for maintenance, mailing, supplies, bills and errands.
  5. Document and acknowledge donations using fundraising software.
  6. Maintain and update website and social media accounts.
  7. Prepare and/or file operational reports.
  8. Assist with general office upkeep including organization and record keeping

Minimum Qualifications and Qualities 

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in communications, business, administration, management, or related field  
  2. A minimum of 2 years’ professional experience
  3. Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  4. Strong organizational and time management skills
  5. Reliable and able to work independently
  6. Knowledge of accounting preferred

    Reports to the Executive Director.

    Interested applicants should forward their cover letter, resume, and list of 3-5 professional references to Maria Bane at


    Philanthropy Project Services Coordinator - Berea College

    Title: Philanthropy Project Services Coordinator 

    Department: Alumni, Communications, and Philanthropy

    Classification: Exempt

    Reports to: Senior Associate Vice President for Philanthropy

    Expected Daily Work Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm           Expected Weekly Work Schedule: Monday – Friday; weekends as needed

    Location: Berea, KY

    Date: April 14, 2021


    Brief summary of this position:

    The Philanthropy Project Services Coordinator (PPSC) is located in the Individual and Planned Philanthropy (IPP) office. The PPSC collaborates with IPP colleagues to convey the impact of philanthropy on Berea College’s mission by developing an array of strategic external and internal communications. The PPSC reports to and supports the Senior Associate Vice President for Philanthropy (SAVP).

    Primary duties and responsibilities:

    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. Regular and predictable attendance is essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    • Produce written content including, but not limited to funding proposals, reports, and customized communications to donors; website updates and e-newsletters; factsheets for campaigns and initiatives, ensuring that our eight Great Commitments are integrated throughout materials.
    • Strategize with IPP colleagues to develop and execute year-long communications plans for the IPP team and for individual donors to ensure that donors are receiving frequent, high-quality opportunities to engage with Berea; provide accountability and support to ensure plans are carried out.
    • Assist with the planning and execution of other donor engagement initiatives that may include virtual and in-person donor events, campus visits, off-campus visits and events, and donor milestone celebrations.
    • Represent IPP in collaboration with faculty, staff, College leadership, and external constituencies.
    • Support SAVP with donor interactions, communications, documentation, travel planning, meetings and follow up.
    • Collaborate with SAVP and Directors to communicate IPP performance though regular reports shared in the division, with College leadership, and externally.
    • Contribute to a culture of gratitude by coordinating IPP staff recognition activities and events, including team retreats and trainings.
    • Engage with campus for professional enrichment and participate in professional development as recommended.
    • Support the campaign and various initiatives.

    Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students.

    Education required to ensure success in this position:

    • Bachelor's degree required.

    Experience required to ensure success in this position:

    • 3 to 5 years of fundraising, professional writing, or other relevant work experience with strong preference for candidates with proven experience in fundraising management, coordinating projects, and writing for various constituencies.

    Special skills, knowledge and abilities:

    • Understanding and appreciation for Berea College and the Great Commitments, including the tremendous impact philanthropy has on the ability of the College to achieve its mission.
    • Highly-developed and diversified communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to translate complex information into compelling prose for funder or into analytical reports for institutional leadership.
    • Project management skills, with intrinsic initiative, attention to detail, and follow through to see multiple projects with varying deadlines to completion.
    • Strategic thinking coupled with strong interpersonal skills and an orientation toward collaboration and customer service.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and independently exercise sound judgement in making decisions and solving problems.
    • Ability to learn quickly and adapt in a fast-paced environment while using superior organization and time-management skills to navigate multiple critical priorities.
    • Unwavering integrity, discretion, patience, persistence, and a high level of emotional intelligence.

    License, certification, or registration necessary:

    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Required background check

    Physical requirements:

    • Ability to navigate campus/public buildings and grounds
    • Ability to travel independently by car and/or plane
    • Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.

    Environmental conditions:

    • Professional office environment with interruptions and noise due to frequent visitors, students, staff and faculty
    • Occasional travel required for meetings, conferences, etc.
    • Extensive computer use.

    Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment:

    • College vehicles – cars, vans, and golf carts.
    • Computer, with emphasis on the following tasks: use of internet and e-mail; navigating Banner 9 or ARGOS, BDM, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, DocuSign, and other donor communication platforms; fluency with Microsoft Office suite.
    • College phone/voicemail system.

    Leadership requirements:

    The person in this position may directly supervise 0-1 staff/team members.

    Salary Range:

    $35,935.00 – $50,307.00

    To apply, please visit


    Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has along standing commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together.

    Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.

    Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at

    Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

    Berea College is always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant friendly, online job application!

    Berea College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

    Note to Prospective Employees:

    Each year, Berea College Public Safety publishes an annual report to the campus to make public crime statistics, policies, and procedures for Berea College.  This Annual Security Report, required by the Jeane Clery Act, Minger Act, and the Student Right To Know Act is now available for review.  For a full, printable version of the ASR, you can click here: For a policy-by-policy version that is easier to read and browse, please visit Public Safety’s website here:

    Vice President, Resource Development - United Way of the Bluegrass

    Job Title:                                 Vice-President, Resource Development                  

    Manager’s Title:                     President & Chief Executive Officer           

    Department:                           Resource Development

    Employment Status:                    Regular, Full Time                           Exempt


    United Way of the Bluegrass (UWBG) works to create the opportunity for all members of our community to have a better life. We focus on the building blocks of a good life — a quality education, financial stability for individuals and families, and good health. We bring together the voices, the expertise and the resources to define, articulate and implement a common agenda for change for our region. That is what it means to "Live United" in Central Kentucky.


    The Vice President of Resource Development (VPRD) serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting the organization. In partnership with the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities including all aspects of staff fundraising plans. The successful candidate will help forge new relationships to grow United Way of the Bluegrass’s impact and financial resources. The VPRD is responsible for the development and execution of strategies to cultivate, solicit, and steward philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

    The VPRD will have primary responsibility to manage the infrastructure needed to sustain and grow our budget through corporate partners, corporate engagement, work-place giving, major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, grants, planned giving, affinity groups and development services and sponsorships. The VPRD will expand and diversify UWBG donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the VPRD will work closely with the Board of Directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role.   


    1. Support and partner with President & CEO and Board of Directors on all major fundraising initiatives.
    2. Collaborate with the President & CEO, Vice President of Finance and Administration, and Board Committees to develop and implement UWBG’s financial strategy.
    3. Develop and monitor UWBG’s revenue goals and budgets with key managers to meet and exceed organizational and community goals and needs.
    1. Build highly successful team of resource development officers, effectively managing and holding them accountable with annual measurable goals and objectives.
    2. Provide ongoing leadership and support to Resource Development team to identify future leaders and encourage professional growth.
    3. Ensure Resource Development team has leadership and staff skills, tools, resources, and training to be successful.
    4. Develop, monitor, and manage Resource Development departmental expense budgets within constraints of UWBG’s financial plans.
    5. Review and participate in the development of all major proposals and grants submitted. 
    6. Provide strong leadership and direction to maintain and grow a major gift portfolio and to build major, transformational, leadership, planned giving, corporate, and other donor pipelines.
    7. Develop and implement a strong acknowledgement and stewardship program aimed at building deeper relationships with donors at every giving level.
    8. Uphold UWBG’s brand and image through enthusiastic and positive interactions.
    9. Inspire donors to see UWBG as the nonprofit that harnesses the power of communities working together to deliver innovative and effective solutions that create change that lasts.
    10. Proactively support major gifts, donor engagement, and corporate engagement efforts to identify and cultivate key donors and prospects. 
    11. Work with the marketing team to create development materials, tools, and other necessary collateral supporting major gifts, grants, planned giving, campaigns, events, and other efforts.
    12. Collaborate with the Collective Impact (CI) team to align donor interests with CI strategies, products and opportunities. 
    13. Productively manage time by spending appropriate time out-of-office meeting with key individual donors.
    14. Professionally represent and share the mission of UWBG at city, business, government, and volunteer events and activities and, as needed, during nights and weekends.
    15. Possess proficiency with Microsoft Office and databases; experience with fundraising databases a must.
    16. Develop and execute engagement plans and revenue forecasts in Andar and track actions and performance metrics (personal and team’s) progress towards revenue goals.
    17. Perform other related duties as assigned.


      MISSION-FOCUSED - A top priority is to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This competency drives performance and professional motivations.

      RELATIONSHIP ORIENTED - Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.

      COLLABORATOR - Understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.

      RESULTS-DRIVEN - Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.

      BRAND STEWARD - A steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.


      TALENT MANAGEMENT & PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT - Builds and leads a diverse team, Hires the right people; Demands high performance and results; Ensures people’s work is aligned with mission and strategy. Is open to new ideas; Invests time and resources in training, development, and succession for the department

      EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING - The VPRD is donor-focused and results-driven, with a relentless focus on gaining financial resources to support United Way’s mission and community impact strategic objectives.  Sets ambitious yet realistic goals;  Connects donors’ and prospects’ interests directly to United Way’s work. Creates a strong case for support and successfully “sells” the idea, program, or funding opportunity to donor and/or supporter. Inspires commitment and support for United Way.

      STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT - The VPRD develops and maintains strategic relationships that generate the financial resources necessary to support United Way’s mission. Builds trust and donor commitment to United Way. Creates win-win relationships; engages with donors year-round, not just during campaign season, to nurture and enhance relationships.  Displays cultural knowledge and sensitivities and applies that knowledge to fundraising efforts. Is visible with donors and community leaders.  

      ENTREPRENEURIAL AND INNOVATIVE – The VPRD creatively seeks new opportunities to generate revenue and other resources that add greater value to the organization and the community including the ability to understand and contribute to the product development process, able to assess donor’s interest, and accurately convey those to cross-functional team.  Identifies, anticipates, and adapts to changing market trends and business needs. Understands challenges and opportunities in the business environment; Focuses on continuous improvement  

      BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND SALES - The VPRD plans, implements, and evaluates business development and sales efforts. Uses multiple methods and various sources of information to identify and approach prospective donors and maintains positive relationships with existing donors. Collaborates with Community Impact Department (CI). Engages CI in donor engagement and fundraising by learning details of current community impact solutions. Shares information with CI about donor needs and interests to improve existing products and create new ones.  

      VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT - The VPRD works with the Vice President of Marketing and Communications and Vice President of Community Impact to build organizational capacity through volunteer collaboration and to develop high impact, meaningful volunteer opportunities that increase revenue, impact, outcomes, and influence.


      • 5-10 years of direct fundraising experience. 
      • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.
      • Work experience in fundraising environment and a comprehensive knowledge of the science of fundraising. Experience working with volunteers and knowledge of United Way operations (is a plus).
      • Excellent strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and follow through. Achievement oriented; shows initiative and enthusiasm while demonstrating uncompromising responsibility, courage and self-confidence, even in the face of difficulties.
      • Goals and results driven, must have excellent relationship and communication skills, both oral and written. Proven track record of raising significant dollars.
      • Demonstrated success in leading major fundraising initiatives or comparable activities.
      • Expert knowledge of fundraising cycle and moves management. 
      • Proven ability to direct, lead, coach, and mentor team in achieving organizational goals.
      • Demonstrated ability to build positive and engaging relationships.
      • Strong public and persuasive presentation skills in one-on-one, small- and large-group settings.
      • Ability to work with diverse groups.
      • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field (e.g. business, communications, nonprofit management, etc.).
      • Experience with CRM (Andar preferred).
      • Proficient with Google and Microsoft Suites

      The employee is regularly required to communicate clearly, in oral and written formats, with others in person, over the phone and via other devices. The employee must be able to transcribe, read extensively, prepare and analyze data and figures, operate a computer and other standard office machinery. The employee is required to travel regularly to locations outside of UWBG facilities to set up displays and presentations in both physical and electronic forms. The employee must have the ability to lift, carry, push, and/or pull objects weighing up to 50lbs.

      The position is full-time and exempt, with full benefits. Salary range: $70,000 - $90,000. Compensation commensurate with experience.

      Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to