ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Date posted: November 23
About the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
The VSO, now in its 44th season, has been a cornerstone of Southwest Washington's arts community providing symphonic music of the highest caliber in live performances and through music education in schools, concert halls, and throughout the community.
Full Job Description
The Associate Director of Development will help build the Orchestra’s capacity for the future through the planning and implementation of annual fund campaigns, individual giving, event logistics, and new initiatives.
The Associate Director will provide key support and assistance to the Director of Development. This role will interact with donors, building a pipeline for the VSO’s major giving and planned giving programs. This position requires familiarity with annual giving strategy, current research in fundraising, experience managing donor-related events, excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with a growing team.
- Direct the VSO annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives
- Work with partners and vendors to coordinate annual fund communications
- Steward relationships with prospective donors and current supporters to increase philanthropic support
- Conduct prospect research to identify new and potential donors
- Manage donor management/fundraising database and tracking systems
- Assist the Director of Development in stewarding grant reporting
- Together with the Director of Development and the VSO staff to manage fundraising events
- Assist with sponsorship asks related to special events
- Oversee and manage gift acknowledgement process
- Availability to attend VSO performances
- Perform other related duties as requested
- Must embrace the mission of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
- Strong interpersonal and writing skills
- Knowledge of and experience in fundraising techniques
- Strong desire to build external relationships
- Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor communications
- Ability to organize time effectively, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and manage many tasks while maintaining strong attention to details
- Experience organizing and managing donor-related events
- Coordination and project management skills, preferably with nonprofit organizations
- Strongly proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
- High competency in database management.
- 3 years minimum experience in professional fundraising
- Experience in annual giving is preferred
- A bachelor’s degree or four years of relevant experience
- Valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation required
Please send cover letter, resume, names/contact info of three references and salary history to
Please indicate “Associate Director of Development” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed immediately. Position is open until filled.
MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
Pacific Whale Foundation
Date posted: November 17
Pacific Whale Foundation, a 501(c)(3), is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our oceans and marine wildlife through research, education, and conservation. Now more than ever, the world’s whales, dolphins, sea turtles, coral reefs and other marine organisms need help to thrive in their natural ocean habitat.
Pacific Whale Foundation’s mission is to protect the ocean through science and advocacy, and to inspire environmental stewardship. Our vision is to be the people’s environmental organization for the protection of the world’s whales, dolphins and other marine animals living wild in their natural habitat. We believe that it is essential to involve the public in our mission.
Pacific Whale Foundation has an opening for a Major Gifts Officer (MGO). The MGO is responsible for building strategic partnerships with individuals/corporations/foundations that will extend the impact of Pacific Whale Foundation. This position will analyze and predict a donor’s propensity, capacity, and enthusiasm to give and develop strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts and planned gifts that support the strategic objectives of PWF. The MGO works collaboratively and cross departmentally to ensure proper due diligence and consistent and transparent relationships with all funders. This position collaborates closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, and Development Manager in the design and execution of a strategic fundraising plan.
The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial style, identify opportunities, manage mutually beneficial relationships, be collaborative in nature, work well within a team, and be comfortable working individually. Exceptional people skills and ability to work with diverse constituencies while maintaining the ability to manage and be sensitive to highly confidential information, while supporting the organization's commitment to Pacific Whale Foundations Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts.
This position will concentrate efforts within a defined region of the U.S., starting with the West Coast (Seattle to Los Angeles).
This is a regular, full-time, salaried, exempt, fully remote position that can work from any state except New York and Florida, with a preference given to West Coast applicants.
Pay starting from $100,000/yr., based upon skills and experience.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
- Lead the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of significant and major philanthropic commitments from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support PWF’s strategic objectives
- Develop individual donor strategy, timelines, and other logistical obligations to ensure achievement of revenue goals in support of PWF’s priorities
- Manage a broad-based portfolio to solicit gifts for fundraising priorities; serve as the primary contact for this portfolio, including prospect management, strategy development, personal visits, fundraising proposals, and correspondence
- Plan and execute U.S. mainland donor events and cultivate prospects/donors in those communities
- Proactively seek opportunities to generate new proposals based on funding guidelines and interests, and by building and maintaining strong relationships with corporate and private/institutional donors, individual prospects, and contacts
- Draft donor agreements, following organizational policies and nonprofit best practices and requirements
- At least 7 years of experience in nonprofit financial development (or similar area) with progressively increasing levels of responsibility
- Experience creating and overseeing cultivation, solicitation, closing and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in Major Gift and/or Planned Gift fundraising
- Experience in advanced grant and proposal writing
- Experience executing gift agreements
- Experience with prospect development/donor database applications
- Strong strategic and conceptual thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills
- Excellent verbal/written/interpersonal communication and presentation skills
- Ability to influence others to achieve objectives
- Advanced negotiation and facilitation skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
- Use a donor database to manage donor relationships, record and build donor interests and identify prospects for increased giving potential
- Build and manage a portfolio of qualified, major donor relationships to raise giving opportunities
- Contribute to the planning and implementation of the strategic plan regarding activities relating to donor solicitations and fundraising efforts
- Self-motivated and self-directed with proven success in identifying major gift prospects for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual donors
- Create and directs the ongoing work and responsibility for establishing objectives and priorities aligning to Pacific Whale Foundations strategic plan
- Demonstrated experience working with high level donors and finds passion in being a part of mission-driven work and is looking to create a bigger impact beyond yourself
TO APPLY ONLINE: https://1.adp.com/xf5bSGCmqW4
Contact: Steve Mullins - Recruiter for Pacific Whale Foundation
808-856-8302 or email@example.com
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT HIGH IMPACT PHILANTHROPY
Date posted: November 16