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Director, Advancement (Planned Giving) #990191

Kent State University is seeking a highly-motivated professional with exceptional fundraising abilities to serve as its Director of Advancement for Planned Giving.  This position is primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of major, leadership, and principal gift prospects in order to generate private gift support for the university.  Reports to the Assistant Vice President, Center for Gift & Estate Planning.  

In 2017, Kent State University was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  This is the eighth time the university has received this distinction.  Kent State offers a competitive compensation package, great benefits, and an excellent Wellness program.

The essential functions of this position are:

  • Develop and implement cultivation strategies in consultation with other professional development staff for generating private financial support through deferred and current gifts.
  • Manage an individual pool of major, leadership, and principal gift prospects, and move prospects through discovery, cultivation and solicitation through personal visits and other strategies.
  • Assist in the University’s capital campaign; cultivate and solicit individuals within Ohio and in nationally assigned regions.
  • Prepare appropriate documentation for donor funds. Serve as a Planned Giving Resource to other advancement officers and their assigned college Dean/Director, faculty and staff as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and three to four years progressively responsible fundraising and/or sales experience required.  Ability and desire to travel and participate in evening and weekend work-related activities are required.  Experience in higher education fundraising is preferred.  Knowledge of Planned Giving, and/or experience in working with the older adult population is a plus. Ability to work collaboratively with Institutional Advancement team and academic administrative leadership.  

Application Process:  Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter, or simply click on the title Director, Advancement (Planned Giving) to direct you to the application process.  You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: https://www.kent.edu/advancement/institutional-advancement-employment.  

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

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Corporate Relations Officer

Kent State University is seeking a highly-motivated professional to initiate, develop and coordinate fundraising approaches to secure gifts, grants and donations from corporations in support of the university priorities.  This individual will maintain a pool of corporate prospects, both locally and nationally and generate support for university priorities to meet or exceed established fundraising goals and responsibilities.  The position reports to the Executive Director, Corporate Relations.  

In 2017, Kent State University was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  This is the eighth time the university has received this distinction.  Kent State offers a competitive compensation package, great benefits, and an excellent Wellness program.

The essential functions of this position are:

  • Initiate, establish and maintain contact with potential corporate donors. Develop and implement a personal portfolio for selected corporations within an assigned geographic region or program area(s), in order to meet or exceed established fundraising goals.
  • Draft, write or edit concept papers, letters, and proposals, in conjunction with members of the Corporate Relations department and other advancement staff or individually, that will help position the university as a successful recipient of private gift support.
  • Develop and implement cultivation strategies in consultation with Deans, Program Directors, and other professional advancement staff for generating private support based on university priorities.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings with the President, Provosts, Deans and top executives of major corporations to discuss strategies and solicit leadership gifts.
  • Coordinate on-campus visits, meetings, and presentations by prospective donors or their representatives.
  • Coordinate prospect management responsibilities with advancement staff and other units of the university.
  • May assist in the planning and developing of special projects relative to interests of university leadership and/or prospects.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of five years progressively responsible experience in development donor relations or relevant experience.  

Application Process:  Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter, or simply click Corporate Relations Officer to direct you to the application process.  You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: https://www.kent.edu/advancement/institutional-advancement-employment

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans

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Development Director (DOD)

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Development Director (DOD) will spearhead development efforts as OH WOW! continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function. This involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. The DOD will be thoroughly committed to OH WOW!'s mission, with proven leadership, coaching, and relationship and donor management experience.  If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.  Salary based on experience.

Please send resume with letter of interest to Suzanne Barbati, director@ohwowkids.org.  Position will be posted until filled.


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Marketing & Program Specialist
Due to continued growth, Yellow Brick Place, a 501(c)(3) cancer wellness organization, is seeking a Part Time Marketing and Program Specialist.  This individual will be asked to work between 24-32 hours per week, with a flexible schedule.  Overtime needed on an occasional basis due to events and programming needs.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Plans and manages program and event content along with marketing for these events for the yearly schedule
  • Responsible for annual development activities, including special events, main fundraising events and activities
  • Maintains and grows social media outreach
  • Create and facilitate donor relationships out in the community
  • Facilitate community outreach events like local health fairs to create organizational awareness in the community
  • Focus on organizational awareness and the growth of it within the community
  • Supports the mission of organization
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with private and public funders and potential funding sources
  • Other duties as assigned Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Communication.

 Experience & Skills: 

  • Fundraising experience is preferred
  • 1-3 years of marketing experience is preferred
  • Community relations and program planning experience is essential
  • Competent in use of computer for Microsoft Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Strong organization and interpersonal communication skills with a diverse community audience
  • Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks, be self-directed and have excellent problem-solving skills is required
  • Social Media Content Planning is a must
  • Must be able to keep confidentiality of clients and information that is proprietary to the organization.

Physical Demands: 
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Outdoor activities for community outreach or fundraising events
  • Standing & Walking

 

Application Procedure: Please submit resume to hr.yellowbrickplace@gmail.com

Yellow Brick Place’s (YBP) mission is to supports and educates cancer patients and those closest to them by providing individual and group services in the tri-county area of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana. http://yellowbrickplace.org/

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Associate Director, Portfolio Development

Kent State University is seeking a highly-motivated advancement professional to direct, manage, oversee and continue development of a comprehensive prospect management and portfolio development program to support the fundraising objectives of the Division of Institutional Advancement.  This individual will provide strategic support and prospecting analysis to members of the Institutional Advancement team.  Provide analysis and direction of constituent portfolios through data analysis and by building strong functional, working relationships with front line fundraisers.  This position reports to the Director, Prospect Research.  

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required.  Five years progressively responsible experience in prospect research or research data analysis. In 2017, Kent State University was recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  This is the eighth time the university has received this distinction.  Kent State offers a competitive compensation package, great benefits, and an excellent Wellness program.

The essential functions of this position are:
  • Strategize and collaborate with prospect research, strategic analytics, business intelligence and information management colleagues, as well as executive team and front line fundraisers to support the development of high-capacity portfolios through development of dynamic, collaborative relationships.

  • Monitor and assess data elements critical to pipeline development and movement of prospects through the prospect pipeline while also working in collaboration with front line fundraisers to identify barriers to movement.

  • Collaborate with key members of Institutional Advancement team to recommend the strategic recalibration of advancement officer portfolios to maximize performance and elevate the highest priority prospects for management including those with balance of capacity and inclination to make a philanthropic gift to Kent State University.

  • Administer prospect management/portfolio development systems and processes; ensure protocols are in place and comply with legal privacy requirements and ethical standards are upheld.

  • Provide leadership and tools to maintain a data-driven portfolio development program that ensures cultivation and solicitation of prospective donors in an organized and timely manner that facilitates a robust prospect pipeline.

  • Build and maintain a suite of statistical tools and data mining techniques to analyze constituencies, predict behavior and make organizational decisions by evaluating current and past program performance and project future performance.

    Manage divisional prospect assignments through meetings with managers and advancement officers and monthly assignment committee meetings,

  • Track top prospects and communication information related to donor interests, relationships and other areas that inform fundraising strategies.

  • Produce regular reports as needed to track the general quality of prospect and suspect pools and portfolios.

  • Establish short and long term goals and priorities for the portfolio development program.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.

    Application Process:  Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter, or simply click on the title Associate-Director-Portfolio-Development to direct you to the application process.  You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: https://www.kent.edu/advancement/institutional-advancement-employment

    Deadline date for this job:  10/31/2018


    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer / Disabled / Veterans


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    Community Development Coordinator
    Canfield, OH, US
    Requisition ID: 2862

    The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We’re the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the estimated 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers.

     At the Alzheimer’s Association we are the brains behind saving yours®.  Many of us who work for the Alzheimer's Association have some connection with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. It's what drives us to make the extra effort in the daunting task of modifying a disease that currently has no cure. With 78 million baby boomers entering the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer’s, we need passionate, hardworking people committed to helping the Association meet the increasing demand for care and support and fund vital Alzheimer’s research.

    Why join us? We have been recognized as a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times seven consecutive years.

    The Community Development Coordinator will be responsible to generate revenue to reach financial goals to support the full mission of the organization, effectively building and maintaining sustainable relationships with corporate and individual financial supporters in the Mahoning Valley Region.  Reporting to the Director of Development, this position secures funding and manages the implementation of the Mahoning Valley Walks and the Paint the Night Purple fundraising.

     

    Essential Functions

    Walk To End Alzheimer’s 

    • Develop and implement a comprehensive development plan which includes budgets, timelines, team recruitment and retention strategies, volunteer development, kick-off events, marketing/PR and logistics for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
    • Meet revenue budget expectations with focus on increasing the revenue and registered participation of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s
    • Research, identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate funders to achieve current and ongoing revenue targets for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
    • Generate awareness for our cause, while opening new doors to sponsorship and team building opportunities
    • Work to develop a network of high level contacts for the Chapter, forming new corporate alliances and partnerships and building a pipeline for leadership of local events.
    • Increase corporate partnerships and community support that will help the Chapter to meet goals of strategic plan
    • Work with volunteer networks, prospect, cultivate and steward Walk To End Alzheimer’s teams, sponsors and walkers to reach financial goals.
    • Work closely with volunteer-driven, staff-supported fundraising efforts essential to increasing revenue and the overall number of those engaged in Association events.
    • Manage and coordinate the delivery of all sponsorship benefits, maintaining relationships year-round and ensuring involvement/recognition in other opportunities.
    • Partner with Corporate sponsors to develop and foster an understanding the value of their involvement with the Alzheimer’s Association
    • Oversee the logistical execution, overall coordination and strategic planning of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.  
    • Facilitate a well-managed mass market event to accomplish the mission of the organization

    Paint the Night Purple

    • Recruit and Coordinate volunteer committee members for chapter Paint the Night Purple event.
    • Ensure volunteer representation from Mahoning Valley area while delegating tasks to committee members to ensure continued progress toward event goals
    • Solicit and secure sponsorships from Mahoning Valley corporate leaders with an emphasis on non-healthcare organizations
    • Increase corporate sponsorships support from new community prospects
    • Lead a team of volunteers to procure auction items and in-kind donations from individuals and local businesses.
    • Ensure Mahoning Valley business community is adequately represented in auction item offerings

     Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience required
    • 3-5 years of fundraising or sales experience
    • Highly organized, energetic, and able to multitask 
    • Ability to build relationships through effective communication, both orally and in writing
    • Experience in recruiting and working with volunteers
    • Advanced capability with MS Office and ability to quickly learn new software programs
    • Proficient user of personal computer, Microsoft software applications, Google suite required; familiarity with donor software systems preferred
    • Must possess valid driver's license, access to a reliable vehicle, and proof of valid automobile insurance; must be able to travel by car or other approved transportation for fundraising purposes 
    • Self-starter, able to work with little supervision; highly motivated, detail oriented
    • This position requires the ability to work daily (Monday – Friday) in a normal office environment.  Some evenings and weekends are required.

    Please click here to apply
    Include cover letter, resume and salary requirements.


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    Position: Director of Development Build and maintain a suite of statistical tools and data mining techniques to analyze constituencies, predict behavior and make organizational decisions by evaluating current and past program performance and project future performance.

    • Manage divisional prospect assignments through meetings with managers and advancement officers and monthly assignment committee meetings.

    • Track top prospects and communication information related to donor interests, relationships and other areas that inform fundraising strategies.

    • Produce regular reports as needed to track the general quality of prospect and suspect pools and portfolios.

    • Establish short and long term goals and priorities for the portfolio development program.

    • Perform related duties as assigned.

    Application Process:  Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter, or simply click on the title Associate-Director-Portfolio-Development to direct you to the application process.  You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: https://www.kent.edu/advancement/institutional-advancement-employment

    Deadline date for this job: 10/31/2018Build and maintain a suite of statistical tools and data mining techniques to analyze constituencies, predict behavior and make organizational decisions by evaluating current and past program performance and project future performance.

    • Manage divisional prospect assignments through meetings with managers and advancement officers and monthly assignment committee meetings.

    • Track top prospects and communication information related to donor interests, relationships and other areas that inform fundraising strategies.

    • Produce regular reports as needed to track the general quality of prospect and suspect pools and portfolios.

    • Establish short and long term goals and priorities for the portfolio development program.

    • Perform related duties as assigned.

    Application Process:  Please apply online at https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities; include a resume and cover letter, or simply click on the title Associate-Director-Portfolio-Development to direct you to the application process.  You will find additional information about the division and a list of current open positions in Institutional Advancement, by visiting our website: https://www.kent.edu/advancement/institutional-advancement-employment

    Deadline date for this job: 10/31/2018
Status: Full-Time

Job Summary

  • Hours: Monday – Friday (40 Hours)
  • Salary: Based on experience and qualifications
  • Reports to: Executive Director

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the RD & Marketing Director is responsible for yearly campaigns, fundraising, donor relations, and marketing activities for the organization. The RD/ Marketing Director must work with the Executive Director, staff, and Board of Directors (RD and Marketing Committees), to fully execute all aspects of the organization’s Resource Development Plan.

Key Responsibilities

  • 35% Campaign Coordination
    • Using resources from Boys & Girls Club of America, coordinate and assist Executive Director with the development activities of a comprehensive.
    • Resource Development Plan (Annual Campaign, Major Gift Campaign).
    • Oversee management of RD/Stewardship and Grant Calendar.
    • Research, draft, and implement an annual Board of Directors driven plan for resource development in coordination with the development of the organization’s annual budget.
    • Actively research and outreach to potential donors and supporters (individuals, corporations, and foundations).
    • Work with leadership team to locate grant prospects, construct proposals for program funding, and plans for a Capital Campaign.
    • Maintain submission of grant progress/final reports.
  • 25 % Board & Donor Relations
    • Attend Resource Development Committee meetings (board meetings as requested).
    • Prepare monthly report for the Executive Director and RD Committee prior to Board Meeting.
    • Develop, refine, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive annual campaign to acquire, retain, and upgrade annual donors through direct mail, face-to-face, and event-based solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship.
    • Train, motivate, and coordinate the Board of Directors to solicit donations on behalf of the organization. o Manage record keeping for all donor relations.
    • Provide timely follow-up and acknowledgement for pledges and gifts.
  • 20% Marketing
    • Represent Club as an ambassador in community related opportunities.
    • Increase communication of club vision to community stakeholders through:
            Organization Website
            Social Media
            Newsletter
    • Build and maintain donor email list for communication.
  • 10% Events
    • Utilize creativity to assist in development of club fundraising and outreach opportunities.
    • Involve in the planning committee of Annual Gala Fundraiser, and/or Club signature events.
  • 10% Additional Responsibilities
    • Assist in construction and implementation of Strategic Plan.
    • Complete various administrative and clerical duties.
    • Other duties as requested.

 Knowledge/Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in resource development, fundraising and/or marketing role.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate fundraising operations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Club staff, Board Members, and other community partners.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Proven success in grant writing and fundraising.
  • Self-starter to work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong Verbal and Written communication; both to children, fellow staff, and board committees.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Proficiency in the use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and other social media platforms.
  • Knowledge and/or the ability to learn mission, objectives, policies, and programs of non-profit youth development (Boys & Girls Club of America.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Germaine McAlpine, Executive Director at gmcalpine@bgcy.org  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