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VentureWell is primarily funded through grants from private foundations and government agencies. As a result, a significant portion of our development work involves complex and highly collaborative proposal development and grant reporting. This role is an opportunity for an organized, meticulous, computer savvy individual to join and support our team. Previous experience in development is not required; a capacity for understanding and integrating complex information, curiosity, unflappability, and an eagerness to learn and contribute are paramount.  link to job posting

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Development Director


A Development Director (DD) is responsible for securing new income, developing relationships with major sponsors and working to expand MDA’s business by leading various donor committee relationships.   S/he will be part of the District leadership team and will work with the Executive Director to ensure income growth in the market.  The DD reports to the Executive Director and works closely with all levels of the MDA Team. The DD may oversee day to day responsibilities of the Development Specialist and Development Coordinator while working on fundraising programs.

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Development Director, Full time (40/hr week) 

New England Learning Center for Women in Transition (NELCWIT)- Greenfield, MA

NELCWIT serves the communities of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region as a domestic violence and sexual assault resource center. We assist survivors of sexual/domestic violence with counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, seeking shelter and emergency basis needs.  The Development Director will support the agency's work by managing grants, contracts with the Commonwealth, and seeking out new sources of funding and support (Contract & Grant Management, Development, Agency Leadership).

Contact person, Director of Programming, Juan Carlos Aguilar,

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Development Coordinator, part-time

Connecticut River Conservancy

Looking for a way to contribute to a cause that’s important to you?  Join the region’s premiere river conservation organization and help ensure that our children and grandchildren will continue to enjoy clean healthy rivers!  This 32 hour/week position is responsible for supporting the day-to-day functioning of Connecticut River Conservancy’s development department, including database administration, data entry and gift processing.

The person in this role is responsible for effective use of the donor database and supports all philanthropic giving functions. This position requires a high level of confidentiality and attention to detail. This position works in the Greenfield office and reports to the development director.  Please send cover letter and resume to Corey Kurtz, Development Director, at  Full Job Description -

10/12/2018 Chief Development Officer YWCA Hartford Region, Inc.

The Chief Development Officer of the YWCA Hartford Region serves as a member of the Executive Leadership team, working to ensure organizational health and effectiveness; fosters a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization, and creates a donor-centered organization that nurtures loyalty through a comprehensive relationship-building program including cultivation and communications; evaluates the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its fund development, recommend short- and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the organization’s values, mission and general objectives; keeps informed of developments in philanthropy and fund development as well as the general fields of management and the not-for-profit sector; provides general oversight of all of the organization’s fund development activities, manages the day-to-day operations of the development function, and monitor adequacy of strategies and tactics; supports attainment of the organization’s fund development goals through the selection, development, motivation and evaluation of human capital, both professional and volunteer; works with the chief executive officer and leadership volunteers to enable the board and its members to fulfill their fund development roles; facilitates the optimum interaction between management and volunteers.

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To apply: Please send resume and a cover letter addressed to Chief Development Officer Search, YWCA Hartford Region. Submissions of candidacy will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience. Electronic submissions sent via this link are preferred:

10/12/2018 Associate Director of Prospect Research and Management Western New England University The Associate Director of Prospect Research and Management of Western New England University is a key member of the Advancement team who analyzes financial data and delivers strategically useful information to front-line development staff to help secure major gifts. The Associate Director evaluates and rates major gift prospects, prioritizes proactive and reactive prospecting and research assignments in conjunction with fundraising goals, conducts detailed research, prepares written briefings and electronic reports, and suggests appropriate strategies in support of specific University funding opportunities.

Essential duties include:  Partner with frontline fundraisers to plan, strategize, analyze, and help build and refine portfolios; make recommendations regarding prospect visits and trip planning and deliver value-added information to the front-line development staff on their assigned prospects; maintain and update briefings on prospects (6-figure plus capacity); supervise the Assistant Director of Prospect Research; create and generate reports to enable the rating and assignment of new prospects; decide if an individual is a potential major, principal, or planned gift prospect; provide briefing materials to the President and other high-level University administrators for events, dinners, and other interactions with important donors; and navigate information systems and use a variety of computer applications to identify new prospects.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree
3-5 years of directly related experience.
An understanding of wealth indicators and the ability to translate such information into prospect ratings, gift estimates, and/or voluntary engagement indicators.
Experience using information resources and publications, including fundraising databases and third-party research vendors.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.
Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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