DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, Major Gifts
Southern Oregon University (SOU)
Date posted: November 30, 2023
Reports to: Vice President of University Advancement
Location: Ashland, Oregon - Remote/Hybrid will be considered
Southern Oregon University (SOU) is a public liberal arts college that has distinguished itself as Oregon’s most recognized regional university. Founded in 1872 as the Ashland Academy, SOU is nestled in the foothills of beautiful Ashland, Oregon, and provides a teaching and learning-environment where students study in small classes, faculty members use the region’s diverse ecosystems to conduct research, and where academic programs are designed to meet the state, national, and global needs of the future. SOU consists of four schools: Arts and Communication; Science and Business; Education, Leadership, Health and Humanities; and Social Sciences. In addition to the main campus, classes are offered at SOU’s satellite campus in Medford, OR. Oregon Health & Science University maintains a school of nursing program on the SOU main campus.
SOU offers over 90 bachelor's and graduate degrees and certificate programs. The university's Oregon Center for the Arts enjoys a collaborative relationship with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival located in downtown Ashland. With a campus of 5000 students and a culture of engaged faculty, SOU supports strong meaningful connections, while emphasizing inclusion and sustainability. Students have the opportunity to build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement
Ashland is a cultural oasis, with award-winning galleries, theaters and restaurants. Home to the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland is consistently ranked in the top 10 “100 Best Small Art Towns in America.” Nestled at the base of the Siskiyou and Cascade Mountain ranges and 14 miles from the California border, Ashland has a reputation for year-round outdoor recreation in the city limits and beyond. Surrounded by breathtaking scenery, majestic mountains, rushing rivers, and rolling foothills, Ashland is a gorgeous, vibrant small city with an arts scene as lively as its setting and an array of cultural festivals (e.g., theatre, film, music, art, wine) for all seasons.
A Campaign for the Future
SOU has embarked on a $100M comprehensive campaign, the boldest and most ambitious private fundraising effort in its history. An eight-year initiative, the Momentum Campaign, will include investments in teaching and research programs, increased faculty support, student scholarships and fellowships and improvements to the university’s physical plant. In addition, it will seek increased support for program initiatives that improve the quality of student life and the teaching and research mission of the university. The Campaign is built on four pillars that mirror the journey each student faces as they pursue their educational dream: Creating Community; Building Resilience; Inspiring Creative Thought and Action; and Expanding Local and Global Discovery.
The Director of Development, Major Gifts (DOD) is a key member of SOU’s development team responsible for soliciting gifts of $25K+ to support the mission and strategic direction of the university. Reporting to the Vice President of University Advancement, the DOD will cultivate and manage relationships with new and prospective donors throughout the region and western U.S.
Of critical importance will be the ability to work cooperatively with and in support of foundation board members, affiliates, SOU leadership, faculty and program staff and development colleagues. The DOD should be an energetic, organized and enthusiastic professional with a demonstrated track record of working collaboratively and strategically to secure major gifts and possessing a strong knowledge of the principles, ethics, and practices of successful fundraising. The DOD position is a tremendous opportunity for an enthusiastic and entrepreneurial fundraiser to be part of a growing development program and to make a significant contribution to the ambitions and future of the university.
This is either a campus-based or remote/hybrid position, with a preference for candidates residing in Oregon, Washington State or California. The DOD will be expected to make regular trips to campus.
v Build and manage a portfolio of 80-100 prospects capable of supporting SOU with gifts of $25K+, helping them to align their philanthropic goals with opportunities at the university
v Participate in all aspects of the philanthropic gift cycle. Develop appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for major gift and planned giving prospects with a focus on individual outright major gifts
v Coordinate engagement activities and solicitations with university and foundation leaders
v Recruit and engage the president, deans/directors, trustees, vice presidents, faculty and staff to assist in major and planned giving cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities
v Prepare and facilitate planned gift proposals and agreements with outside advisors
v Serve as an ambassador of SOU to external constituencies, recommending and assisting with programming involving the university leadership, faculty, board members and volunteers
v Work closely with the SOU Foundation board and other volunteer leadership, providing them with direction and support in maximizing SOU’s fundraising potential
v Oversee stewardship/recognition efforts for donors, in collaboration with colleagues, helping to promote a culture of philanthropy among internal and external constituents
v Effectively utilize the prospect management system (Raiser’s Edge) to record prospect/donor activity and other relevant data in a timely fashion
v Design and implement donor cultivation and stewardship events as appropriate
v A minimum of five to seven years of demonstrated successful fundraising experience in some combination of major, annual or planned giving, or corporate and foundation relations in higher education or related sector
v Experience listening to and understanding the needs and interests of individual donors to develop and strengthen relationships and partnerships
v Interest in and a passion for all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the university’s fundraising priorities for the benefit of the campus
v Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects/donors and effectively move them through the development cycle
v Experience identifying giving opportunities and thinking creatively to establish matches between donors and university programs and funding priorities
v Successful experience in making “qualifying” calls as well as developing donor-centric cultivation and solicitation strategies
v Demonstrated ability to engage and support volunteer leadership with their efforts in fundraising, consultation, and advocacy
v A successful track record of meeting annual fundraising goals
v Proficient in MS Office applications; working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software highly desirable
A bachelor’s degree is required.
The successful professional will have or be:
v A self-starter willing and able to identify creative ways to identify and engage alumni and friends and to involve them in the life of the university
v Ability to work under pressure in an organized, calm manner
v Understanding of the confidential nature of fundraising and donor information
v Demonstrated customer service skills requiring a high level of diplomacy and professionalism
v Ability to work with a high level of productivity and accuracy/attention to detail. Excellent organizational and time management skills
v Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive and cooperative work atmosphere in and outside the university and to build effective working relationships with those from diverse cultural backgrounds
v Ability to adapt to and work effectively in an often-bureaucratic environment. Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn university infrastructure, policies and procedures
v Ability to travel to campus regularly (~ six to eight times/year), and to attend training programs on campus and off-site for professional development
v Ability to build bridges and collaborative relationships across a complex organization
v Willingness and ability to travel frequently to meet with alumni and friends, primarily on the West Coast
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation for the position is $100K to $105K. A comprehensive benefits package will be offered. To be considered for this position or for additional information, please contact and/or send resume and cover letter to:
David N. Randall
Randall Search Associates
415 769 4210
Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, SOU's educational process would be diminished. SOU encourages those who share in this commitment to join its community and expects all employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive community.
COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPY MANAGER - Corporate Relations
OREGON FOOD BANK
Date posted: November 28, 2023
Reports To: Community Philanthropy Associate Director
Who We Are:
Oregon Food Bank (OFB) believes that no one should be hungry. Our mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes. We believe that food and health are basic human rights for all. We know that hunger is not just an individual experience; it is also a community-wide symptom of systemic barriers to employment, education, housing and health care such as systemic racism, sexism, and cissexism. That’s why we work systemically to achieve our mission to end hunger: we foster community connections to help people access nutritious food, and we build community power and strengthen networks of support and the safety net to eliminate the root causes of hunger for good.
We build community power to dismantle systems and policies that drive hunger and poverty.
Oregon Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage applications from candidates who can increase the diversity of our organization and strengthen our capacity to eliminate hunger. We believe strongly in the power of lived experience — and we actively seek individuals who have experienced hunger and its root causes to join our team. Our organization is stronger because of the leadership of people who have faced food insecurity in their own lives and/or hail from historically under-represented communities. Learn more about our commitment at oregonfoodbank.org/equity.
Who You Are:
You care deeply about community, about people experiencing hunger and hold them in the center of all that you do. You are committed to apply equity as a process and an outcome of your work to disrupt systemic social patterns that promote hunger such as racism, sexism, and cissexism. You have a strong affinity with OFB’s 10 Year Vision and are profoundly excited to achieve this vision for and with our community.
Position Summary: You will join 40+ Community Philanthropy colleagues, passionately and collaboratively building relationships to end hunger and hunger’s root causes. Together we mobilize $44M+ in annual support for Oregon Food Bank’s mission while advancing Rooted + Rising: an $80M+ transformational campaign to realize OFB’s 10-Year Vision. We undertake this work while reclaiming philanthropy’s true meaning, a love for humankind. Love manifests as action in many forms, taken for the common good, which we inspire and facilitate through the design of community-centric programs with equity at their core. Learn more from our team members daring to imagine and leading to create a more just experience of philanthropy.
As the Community Philanthropy Manager - Corporate & Community Relations, you will contribute to the organization’s success through your leadership of Community Philanthropy’s Corporate Relations Team - designing and facilitating strategies and tactics to fulfill relationship development and resource mobilization goals and objectives with business and corporate partners. This position reports to the Community Philanthropy Associate Director whose responsibilities include oversight of corporate
philanthropy. The Corporate Relations Team is supported by an Assistant Manager and multiple Developers and Coordinators, all employing a range of activities from relationship management to facilitate direct philanthropy and employee giving campaigns from high-profile corporate partners and local sports teams/celebrities, to sponsorship and corporate recognition programs, direct mail, and more.
Primary Responsibilities (Essential Functions):
● Provide direction and strategic oversight to the Corporate Relations team in the design and implementation of resource mobilization and relationship development strategies and tactics aligned to Community Philanthropy’s strategic priorities, annual goals, and Rooted + Rising objectives.
● Coach, guide, and supervise the Community Philanthropy Assistant Manager - Corporate Relations and other Corporate Relations staff, including oversight and management of external consultants and vendors.
● Ensure Corporate Relations’s effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of ~400 major to leadership gifts ($5,000-$100,000+) business and corporate donors in managed portfolios and an additional 1,300-1,500 business and community supporters giving annually: engaging them to deepen their relationship with Oregon Food Bank by helping to end hunger and hunger’s root causes (which we define as the drivers of poverty, including racism, sexism, transphobia, xenophobia, etc).
o Steward historic and acquire new business and corporate supporters, generating $3-4M in annual giving and increasing engagement in OFB’s community organizing,
systems-change, and policy advocacy initiatives.
o Monitor portfolios for team members, including setting goals and assisting in the development of financial as well as equity- and love-centric performance metrics. o Work cross-departmentally to prioritize and optimize corporate engagement opportunities and outcomes, increasing engagement in advocacy and fund drives and transitioning corporation-driven small-scale food drives to steward organizational resources, dismantle the charity model, and shift public perception to understand that food alone cannot solve hunger.
o Manage major corporate giving and engagement programs such as organization-wide sponsorship opportunities, cause-related marketing, corporate matching, donor community outreach events, and food and fund drives.
o Lead the team’s cross-team coordination with Community Philanthropy’s Individual Giving and Grassroots Giving teams on employee-giving/ employee-matching activities. o Innovate and vanguard new traditions in corporate and business stewardship and recognition, elevating love- and equity-centrism in stewardship, including collaboration with the Strategic Communications team to identify corporate and organization recognition needs and opportunities in OFB’s print and online publications.
o Partner effectively with Strategic Communications and across Community Philanthropy’s teams on segment-specific stewardship initiatives.
o Incorporate equity-driven messaging that centers the client as hero and reinforces systemic oppression as hunger’s root causes in all donor communications.
o In coordination with Prospect Research & Management, track prospects and manage progression of supporters through the donation cycle.
● Manage portfolio of complex, high-impact corporate accounts; responsible for all aspects of account management, including: planning, executing, and evaluating relationship development
activities while utilizing equity-centric and asset-based storytelling, and articulating systemic oppression as hunger’s root cause.
o Strategically engage and retain philanthropic partners to make Oregon Food Bank a political home and facilitate donors’ political journey, and help to foster transformational and regenerative relationship development over time.
o Design complex partnerships that increase visibility, maximize brand impressions, and generate resources for Oregon Food Bank and the OFB Network.
● Prepare team budget to ensure the effective and accurate management of financial resources, gift revenue, and progress toward strategic goals and objectives.
● Lead the Corporate Relations Team’s annual work-planning process and implementation, in alignment with Community Philanthropy’s work planning process and timelines. ● Participate as a member of Oregon Food Bank’s Community Philanthropy Leadership Team. ● Other related duties as assigned
● Organizational level responsibilities of exempt employees include:
o To be an ambassador and a leader for OFB’s vision and mission, a cross-departmental collaborator, and an active contributor to building a movement to end hunger for good by addressing the root causes of hunger: systemic oppressions such as racism, xenophobia, sexism, and cisexism.
o In consultation and coordination with the supervisor, actively contribute to: ▪ cross-departmental efforts
▪ work culture activities and programming
▪ advisory and consultative groups such as the compensation committee, affinity groups, Equity Ambassadors, Equity Think Tank meetings, among others
▪ plan and engage in professional development activities that strengthen your capacity for your specific role as well as your capacity to contribute and advance organizational goals, OFB’s vision and mission.
● Identify, share, engage in, and collaboratively adjust and make necessary changes to this description of duties according to the inevitable evolution of the role over time.1
Skills and Experience Required:
● Deep passion for eliminating hunger and its root causes.
● 5 years success in nonprofit fundraising with progressive responsibility and a proven record of securing visits with prospective donors, and soliciting, closing, and stewarding major gifts (of which 3 years includes corporate engagement experience).
● 3 years of experience leading, coaching, training, and inspiring a team of colleagues (this may include direct supervisory duties of professional staff or interns, oversight of contract vendors and consultants, volunteer supervision, or guiding a team of peers in group projects, etc.).
● Ability to ask for financial support, make persuasive presentations and develop reports that may include technical information.
● Ability to lead, manage and organize fundraising activities effectively, prioritize prospects, and participate in high-level donor discussions.
● Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills. ● Strong organizational skills.
● Ability to develop long-term plans, set objectives, and track progress towards achieving
1 we’ve altered our language to replace what is traditionally noted as “other duties as assigned.” We feel the new language better represents our values at Oregon Food Bank.
Internal EPCA use only:
Job Description last approved:
● Knowledge of and experience with Moves Management, Community-Centric Fundraising principles, and/or other philanthropic development concepts and methodology. ● Proficiency with office technology and information systems (including GSuite, Microsoft Office) and donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge. Ability to quickly adapt to new software and online tools a plus!
● Organizational level skills and experience required for exempt employees include: ○ Disposition and willingness to maximize multiple perspectives to innovate, problem solve and seek creative solutions.
○ Experience in modeling intercultural competence and demonstrated commitment to equity and social justice.
○ Demonstrated ability to think strategically, collaborate, take initiative, and to maintain confidentiality.
○ Project coordination and organization skills; ability to manage multiple projects with attention to detail; ability to handle interruptions, and produce timely, accurate work. ○ Ability to both work independently and as part of a team; comfortable working in an office environment and offsite.
○ Ability to thrive in a diverse, creative, responsive, mission-driven, and fast-paced work culture.
○ Experience of successful cultural immersion working and/or living within OFB's Equity Constituencies: BIPoC, Immigrants & Refugees, Single Mothers, Trans and Gender-Non-Conforming folx.
■ Cultural Immersion defined as: Actively integrated in one or more communities, interacting with individuals and groups, and seeking to understand the diversities within and between communities by being there and engaging in daily life activities.
● Organizational level preferred qualifications of exempt employees include:
○ Multilingual skills at a minimum professional level of proficiency or greater in English and any additional language/s, defined as being able to speak the languages with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical and professional topics.
○ Multicultural skills of adaptation and integration are strongly preferred.
■ Adaptation is defined as the capacity to communicate and interact with people of multiple cultures, backgrounds, and styles by incorporating and adapting to
the world view and perspectives of others.
■ Integration is defined as being able to “code-switch” or move in and out of one's worldview and help others understand different cultures, backgrounds, and styles to promote diversity and inclusion.
○ Commitment to continued professional development to strengthen capacity to work through an equity lens for equity and racial justice.
○ Strong capacity to consider multiple perspectives, to pivot to respond to emerging needs and lead through organizational changes.
○ Years of successful cultural immersion either working with and/or living within one or more of OFB’s Equity Constituencies at the time of hire. An additional step for at least 10 years above minimum required of successful cultural immersion working with and/or living within one or more of OFB’s Equity Constituencies at the time of hire.
■ Cultural Immersion defined as: Actively integrated in one or more communities, interacting with individuals and groups, and seeking to understand the diversities within and between communities by being there and engaging in daily life activities.
The Fine Print:
Work is performed in an office environment while sitting in meetings or at a computer screen for extended periods inside and outside of Oregon Food Bank and will use computers and phones extensively.
May work outside of general working hours of 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., such as evenings and weekends, and occasional travel out of town may occur.
This role requires travel/personal vehicle use /work outside normal hours.
Work may require to lift, move and carry objects from 20 to 40 pounds, such as boxes containing office and other supplies. Crouching, bending, kneeling and reaching when filing. Accommodations may be available upon request.
Proof of vaccination against COVID-19, or qualifying exception and compliance with all OFB’s COVID-19 and Vaccination policies is required.
This position doesn’t require a criminal background check. Criminal background checks may be required for the following reasons:
● Insurance requirement
● Third party contractual requirement/s
● Job duties requirements include unsupervised administration of cash or other liquid assets. ● Job duties include unaccompanied work with minors, elders, or anyone legally unable to consent to touch, discipline, or sexual contact.
A criminal record unrelated to theft, assault, or sexual violence may not make you ineligible to work at Oregon Food Bank. We actively support all our staff in developing relevant skills and capacities to improve job retention and advancement.
Inclement Weather, Service Disruptions and Disaster Response expectations:
OFB is part of the regional disaster response network and, as part of our commitment to our community, we all are expected to report to work as soon as it’s safe to do so and to respond to the disaster, emergency, inclement weather or extended service disruption as needed and as possible. Work and paid designations are described in OFB’s Inclement Weather Guidelines. At all times staff is supported to prioritize their safety and those of their dependants, families and loved ones while in communication and coordination with supervisors.
1. Exempt classification refers to employees who earn a salary rather than an hourly rate for the work they do instead of the number of hours they take to complete the task. Exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay or minimum wage. They; 1) Supervise two or more full-time employees or four part-time employees regularly; 2) Are responsible for managing at least part of a business; 3) Play an important role in the job status of other employees, including hiring and delegating tasks; or 1) Perform office or non-manual work directly related to the business operations or management of an organization and its customers; and 2) Exercise independent judgment and discretion over important business decisions.
OREGON ZOO FOUNDATION
Date posted: November 14, 2023
TITLE: Executive Director
ORGANIZATION: Oregon Zoo Foundation (OZF)
LOCATION: Portland, OR
REPORTS TO: Board of Trustees
The mission of the Oregon Zoo Foundation is to foster community pride and involvement in the Oregon Zoo, and to secure financial support for the zoo’s conservation, education, and animal welfare programs.
ABOUT THE OREGON ZOO
The Oregon Zoo is a world-class animal welfare, wildlife conservation and education institution spread across 64 acres of natural beauty in Portland’s Washington Park. With annual attendance of around 1.5 million, the Oregon Zoo is one of the most popular destinations in the Pacific Northwest and one of the most highly respected zoos in the country.
The zoo provides the highest quality of care to 165 species and subspecies of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. The zoo protects more than 20 endangered and threatened species – from California condors to Oregon silverspot butterflies. The Oregon Zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and meets the high standards of AZA accreditation.
The zoo’s annual operating budget is derived from a tax base through Metro, the Portland-area regional government that is the zoo’s governing body, plus zoo admissions, concessions, events, education programs, and grants. The Oregon Zoo Foundation, the zoo’s philanthropic partner, is leading fundraising efforts to support the critical needs of the zoo and plays an integral role in supporting the zoo’s animal welfare, conservation, and education programs.
ABOUT THE OREGON ZOO FOUNDATION
Organized to support and benefit the Oregon Zoo, the Oregon Zoo Foundation is an independent nonprofit that encourages charitable giving in order to advance the zoo's mission of inspiring the community to create a better future for wildlife. Overseen by a Board of Trustees, OZF works in partnership with the leadership of the Oregon Zoo to execute strategies to broaden and deepen engagement and philanthropic support for the zoo’s capital projects, education programs, and conservation initiatives.
OZF has annual revenues of over $7 million, including membership and foundation support, individual contributions, corporate gifts, and events. The Foundation has a 20-member staff of membership, development and administrative professionals, augmented by volunteers who are actively engaged in zoo activities throughout the year.
OZF runs the zoo’s highly successful membership program. The OZF team is also responsible for stewarding and growing individual donor programs, planned giving, corporate and foundation support, events, and campaigns related to major capital projects. Every year OZF provides financial support to the zoo for general operating expenses, strategic priorities and program specific support, and also funds endowments for conservation, education and animal welfare.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
This is an opportunity for a relationship-driven executive with proven skills in fundraising, constituent relations, and team building to take OZF to a new level of performance as it supports the vital work of the Oregon Zoo. The new Executive Director will be part of a passionate, talented, and highly qualified team of leaders continuing the Oregon Zoo’s groundbreaking work in animal welfare, environmental education, and conservation science.
The Executive Director of the Oregon Zoo Foundation will provide visionary leadership, fundraising strategy, and management skills, collaborating with the Oregon Zoo Director, board, staff and stakeholders to shape the organization’s long-term success. The Executive Director will exemplify creative leadership by working in partnership with the Zoo Director within the local community to broaden the zoo’s reach and deepen the community’s appreciation for the educational and conservation resource that it is. The Foundation will continue to raise its visibility, expanding development and outreach efforts. The Executive Director will guide the Foundation’s evolution, acting as a steward for the support dollars raised to enhance the zoo’s world-class animal care, educational and conservation mission.
The Executive Director provides the vision, leadership and day-to-day management to ensure the long-term success of OZF in supporting the Oregon Zoo. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director oversees all aspects of the organization, including membership, fundraising, board and volunteer relations, strategic planning, staff leadership and management and business operations, including financial and human resources management.
The Executive Director ensures that the organization is financially healthy, achieves or exceeds budgeted goals, is a great place to work, and is highly successful in growing and sustaining membership and philanthropic support for the Oregon Zoo.
“This job matters!”
· 7+ years of professional experience in roles of increasing responsibility in fund development
· 7+ years of senior management experience, including leading a senior management team and developing and executing strategy and vision for an organization
· Experience working in nonprofit organizations
· Fiscal accountability: proven track record of effectively managing budgets with multiple funding sources
· Experience with building relationship with donors/funders, including foundations, institutions, corporations, and/or individual donors
· Experience raising funds for scientific research, environmental education, and/or conservation programs
· Experience supervising 3+ direct reports and 10+ employees
· Proven ability to identify, solicit and steward major donors, with experience successfully securing six- and seven-figure gifts
· Prior experience working for a conservation, wildlife or animal welfare organization
· Experience in a complex, multi-level or matrixed institution
· Proven track record of managing change through a transition and/or transformation
· Capital campaign experience
· Ability to work with political leaders, elected officials, and other stakeholders to achieve advocacy objectives that benefit the Oregon Zoo
· Strong organizational skills and a results orientation that leverages and optimizes resources
· Able to develop, implement, assess, and improve fundraising programs over time
· Comfort with using data and metrics to set goals and measure performance
· Ability to recognize and capitalize on strengths of staff
· Able to build and sustain an organizational culture of teamwork, collaboration, accountability, and employee development
· Outstanding communicator: excellent speaking, writing, and listening skills
· Familiarity and understanding of zoos and the role they play in community and conservation
· Empathy, high EQ
· Collaborative, ability to build consensus
· Trustworthy with a high degree of integrity
· Comfortable making tough decision
· Commitment to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion
The salary range for this position is $200,000 to $230,000 with a competitive benefits package.
Brakeley Search is conducting this search on an exclusive basis on behalf of OZF. Interested candidates should apply via email by sending a resume and a letter outlining qualifications as PDF or Word documents to Chelsea Burr at CBurr@BrakeleySearch.com with “Executive Director OZF” in the subject line.
The Oregon Zoo Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug free workplace. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
BRAKELEY SEARCH is a search firm focused exclusively on the nonprofit sector. As a division of Brakeley Briscoe, Inc. (BBI), Brakeley Search works with local, national, and international nonprofits to help them hire exceptional senior-level leaders. www.brakeleysearch.com
Date posted: November 10, 2023
ABOUT SUSTAINABLE NORTHWEST
At Sustainable Northwest, we believe healthy landscapes are good for nature, people, and local economies. We partner with rural communities and Tribal Nations throughout the Northwest on projects that promote smart water use, clean energy, and healthy forests, farms, and ranches. Our solutions are as unique as the problems we solve and include entrepreneurship, policy, market innovations, public or private investment, collaboration, and technical assistance – but the ultimate success of our work is based on relationships, trust, and inclusion. Sustainable Northwest was founded in 1994 to forge collaborative solutions for conserving forest and community health. Today, our challenges have multiplied with climate change, catastrophic wildfires, and persistent drought plaguing our region. Yet we remain optimistic that nature, people, and local economies can thrive together.
PREFERRED LOCATION: Portland, Oregon
REPORTS TO: Director of Communications & Development
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time Exempt (35 hrs/week)
SALARY: $70,000 - $80,000
POSITION TITLE: Development Manager
APPLICATION PERIOD: Open until filled, with interviews starting November 27.
PREFERRED START DATE: January 1, 2024
The Development Manager is a full-time, exempt, non-supervisory lead responsible for key internal coordination and external programs, including donor cultivation, fundraising campaigns, events, and communications. This position reports to the Director of Communications & Development.
Sustainable Northwest offers a generous benefits package supporting employee wellness with medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance; ample paid time off, sick time, and 11 federal holidays; flexible daily and weekly work schedules; 403(b) retirement plan with employer contributions; cell phone reimbursement; transit and bicycle benefits; pre-tax spending plan for medical and/or dependent care; and support for professional training.
Unrestricted Fundraising (70%)
- Annual Planning and Budgeting for Unrestricted Fundraising
o Manage up to $650,000 annually in revenue from individuals and institutions
o Implement and execute fundraising strategy to meet short- and long-term fundraising goals
o Create and implement an annual plan and calendar to support the organization’s fundraising and engagement goals in accordance with its mission, vision, and strategic goals
o Oversee annual development department budgeting process, including revenue projections and expenses.
o Present fundraising progress to the board at quarterly meetings.
- Donor Stewardship
o Manage portfolio of 200+ current donor households
o Identify and steward current and potential donors along the donor spectrum from entry-level donor to planned giving
o In collaboration with the president, communications and development director, and board, cultivate exceptional, transparent, and trusted relationships with supporters to elevate the organization’s work and fundraising potential
o Support the president and board in planning, developing, and achieving board-led fundraising activities and goals
- Donor Tracking
o Ensure donor and constituent records are maintained accurately in Salesforce
o Input and track specific cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship actions related to major donors and campaign sponsors in a timely manner, including thank-you letters and outreach
- Major Giving
o Manage, retain, and increase gifts from existing major donors
o Strategically identify major donor prospects
o Design strategies to secure major gifts from new and existing prospects ($3K-$100K)
o Help president and board implement strategies to cultivate and steward relationships with major donors
o Plan and lead end-of-year annual appeal and spring appeal, including communications strategy, outreach, and follow-up
- Corporate Sponsorships
o Manage and retain portfolio of 20+ existing corporate sponsors
o Strategically identify new potential corporate partners
o Assume primary responsibility for designing and executing strategies to secure sponsorships of significant value ($2.5K - $25K)
o Auction gala (Live Edge): Principal lead for annual gala, including budgeting, planning, management, event logistics, vendor management, securing auction items, managing guest lists, and overseeing communications outreach
o Donor appreciation annual event: Principal lead for annual donor appreciation event, including budgeting, planning, management, event logistics, vendor management, managing guest lists, and overseeing communications outreach.
o House parties/donor tours: Principal lead for planning and executing 2-4 house parties or donor tours per year, including budgeting, planning, management, event logistics, vendor management, guest lists, and communications/outreach
- Participate in SNW staff meetings, board meetings, strategic planning, and other organizational pursuits.
- Direct mail: Oversee twice-yearly direct appeals.
- Annual report: Support production of annual report.
- Provide additional communications assistance as capacity allows.
Grant Support (10%)
- Grant Tracking + Research: Create and update spreadsheet of current and upcoming grant opportunities for program staff, including deadlines and area of focus, with in-depth research about individual grantmakers provided upon request.
- Editing and Operations Document Assistance: Provide editing support and necessary operation documents (annual budget, list of major funders, etc.) to program staff as needed for grant applications.
- Support other grant writing and submission activities as capacity allows.
● Excellent social and communication skills. Must demonstrate an ability to engage with major donors, foundation representatives, board members, and staff to achieve ambitious fundraising goals.
● Experience working closely with senior leadership to design and implement unrestricted fundraising campaigns.
● Keen attention to detail, including managing a large portfolio of donors.
● Experience securing $10,000+ gifts from major donors and collaborating with a team to secure $50,000+ gifts.
● 3+ years experience in fundraising, including donor cultivation, event planning, and annual giving campaigns.
● Demonstrated ability to liaise with board members to achieve long-term fundraising goals.
● Excellent writing and editing skills.
● Track record of diversifying and strengthening unrestricted revenue streams for a nonprofit.
● 5+ years’ work experience in fundraising, including donor cultivation, event planning, corporate sponsorship management, and annual giving campaigns.
● Passionate about natural resource conservation
● Independent, ambitious, self-starter, sense of humor.
● Experience tracking donors contacts in a CRM system such as Salesforce.
Success in this position will require a combination of honed experience in some of the listed areas, and ability to develop in other skills sets. We encourage all interested applicants to apply even if your skills are not a match with all requested qualifications. Please underscore applicable skills unique to you in your cover letter.
Sustainable Northwest is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to creating a work environment that is safe and supportive. After the first round of interviews, we are happy to connect candidates with current Sustainable Northwest BIPOC , LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, religious, etc. staff to discuss organizational culture and experience. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and individuals from historically underrepresented groups, whose experience will strengthen our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of an applicant or employee’s race or ethnicity, national origin; gender, gender identity or sexual orientation; religion or creed; age, ability, or other legally protected status.
QUESTIONS and APPLICATIONS
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APRD RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
ALBANY PARKS & RECREATION
Date posted: November 7, 2023
$29.37 - $37.96 Hourly
Parks & Recreation
11/21/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
Direct Link to apply:
Are you ready to be the architect of success for Albany Parks and Recreation? As the Resource Development Coordinator, you'll be at the heart of building strong, enduring relationships with our valued business partners and securing sponsorships for our award-winning events and programs. Make a profound impact on the community by building lasting relationships and securing vital resources! Join our dynamic team and be the catalyst for positive change while propelling your career to new heights. We value fun, hard work, and collaboration. The sky’s the limit at Albany Parks & Recreation, we can’t wait for you to join us!
The City of Albany Parks and Recreation Department is hiring for a Resource Development Coordinator. This position is responsible for planning and implementing the department's resource development efforts coordinating sponsorships, community partnerships, volunteers, and grants to allow the department to provide the recreational experiences the community wants and needs; and performs other related duties as assigned.
NOTE: This position is full benefits eligible. Out-of-pocket cost for medical, dental, and vision coverage is approx. $48/mo. for employee only coverage up to a max of $137/mo. for family coverage.
Essential Functions/Duties & Responsibilities
The duties listed are intended only as illustrative examples of the various types of work that may be performed by individuals in this classification. Any of the following duties may be performed. These examples are not necessarily performed by all incumbents and do not include all specific essential functions and responsibilities the incumbent may be expected to perform.
1. Provides leadership in the design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the department's resource development strategy and plans.
2. Works as the lead of the sponsorship team to build relationships with granting foundations and agencies. Coordinates strategies to identify and secure sponsorships, prepares sponsorship proposals and agreements, determines exposure values, and develops annual sponsorship campaign timetables.
3. Recommends, develops, and directs efforts to solicit new resources from individuals, corporations, and the community through self-initiated activity to build sponsorship base.
4. Oversees donor recognition system, including sponsor and donor acknowledgment as well as gift handling procedures, and ensures accurate reporting of gifting levels and contributions.
5. Secures material donations, in-kind contributions, product donations, and trade exchanges needed to provide services.
6. Creates a sustainable donor base through outreach and communication; and maintains all aspects of relationship management for key donors, including database management, recognition materials, oral and written communications.
7. Researches, identifies, and secures outside funding from federal, state, and local foundations for support of services. Writes letters, proposals, and grant applications; conducts research and maintains files.
8. Creates a relationship with local media and businesses for greater visibility, recognition, and understanding of Parks & Recreation services that builds community partnerships meet community needs.
9. Creates opportunities for the public and potential donors to support the community through Parks and Recreation programs, including point of contact for community giving programs across the department (i.e. asset naming, benches, trees, etc.).
10. Ensures financial stability for the department in generating revenue and in-kind services through sponsorships, grants, and community partnerships. Develops and monitors the department’s sponsorship and donations budgets.
11. Assists in the generation of advertising revenue for department publications, website, signage, and other potential sales opportunities.
12. Acts as the point of contact for the “Welcome to Albany” sign civic organization medallions.
13. Provides guidance to temporary graphic design staff regarding sponsor needs.
14. Assists with department wide recreation initiatives and special events.
15. Serves as a liaison to the Albany Parks and Recreation Foundation.
16. Responsible for volunteer recruitment, scheduling, onboarding, data management, and recognition across all facilities and events (special events, Riverfront Community Center, Albany Community Pool, special programs, etc.)
17. Coordinates with Natural Resources Specialist-Urban Forester to oversee volunteer efforts performed by Albany Adopt-a- Park and Graffiti Chasers.
18. Represents the City of Albany by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner while continuously maintaining a positive customer service demeanor. Regards everyone, internal and external, as a customer and deliver the best service possible in a respectful and patient manner.
19. Works to create a high-performance work culture by demonstrating a positive attitude and modeling the City’s mission, vision, and values. Conducts self with high integrity, proactive in conserving City resources, and seeks and incorporates customer feedback for ongoing performance improvement. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
20. Serves as a member of various City committees as assigned.
21. Assists other staff in the performance of their duties as assigned; and may provide training and orientation to new assigned personnel.
22. Maintains regular job attendance and adherence to working hours.
23. Adheres to appropriate attire, grooming, and hygiene standards established for the position.
24. Operates a motor vehicle safely and legally.
25. Performs other related duties as required/assigned.
Supervision/Lead Work Exercised
This is a non-supervisory position. Lead work/coordination of work of others is not a typical function assigned to this position. Incumbents in this position may provide training and orientation to newly assigned personnel.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, recreation, business, or a closely related field or four years of experience in resource development, donor relations, sales, and volunteer management, or any equivalent combination of experience and education. Experience in sponsorships, partnership development, and revenue development strongly preferred. Bilingual applicants (English/Spanish) preferred.
1. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon driver's license.
2. The individual shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of themselves or others.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of:, successful fundraising and development strategies, corporate or major donor communities, grant research methods and application, volunteer management, event planning and administration.
Skill in: MS Office applications; presentation technologies; database management; and the ability to learn new technology.
Ability to: communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; understand and carry out written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, and the public; operate computers for data entry, demonstrate initiative and creativity and to be accountable to achievement of desired objectives, develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities.
City of Albany
333 Broadalbin SW
P.O. Box 490
Albany, Oregon, 97321
Date posted: November 6, 2023
BRAVO creates the opportunity for students to experience the joyful and transformative power of music and the performing arts.
BRAVO serves diverse populations of students by providing mentorship opportunities and multiple pathways to engage in the arts. Through its programs, BRAVO promotes social justice, provides social and emotional support, and helps boost academic achievement while supporting the development of creative, confident, community-minded artists.
Founded in 2013, BRAVO is one of 140 organizations in the United States that were inspired by El Sistema, an international social justice music movement started in Venezuela in 1975. Our tuition-free programs are operated in partnership with Portland Public Schools for students in six schools in the low income and underserved Roosevelt High School cluster. Each year, some 250 students from pre-K through high school participate in our programs, which feature around 12 performances per year. BRAVO’s programs are highly regarded in the music community, schools, and throughout our district, which is rich in its diversity and cultural heritage.
BRAVO has an annual budget of $1.3 million and 18 staff, of whom seven are full-time and the majority are professional musicians/instructors. We are a passionate group of people who believe in the transformative power of music and are dedicated to the BRAVO mission, and to delivering high-quality programs and related support in our North Portland community.
BRAVO is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and collaborative ED who is excited to join our talented team and lead the organization in its next phase. The new ED, who may be a musician or have a music or performing arts background, will share our love of music and belief that music/arts are central to the development of the whole child. This ED will be energized by being part of a creative team, by experiencing the joy and value our programs bring to youth and their families, and by the opportunity to deepen and expand BRAVO’s impact in our community.
Looking ahead, BRAVO’s next ED will work collaboratively with our dedicated and experienced board and staff in setting a clear program direction that builds on Bravo’s mission, values, and strong program fundamentals. While BRAVO has a solid reserve, during the pandemic years we ran successive budget deficits and, in hindsight, our program scope over-expanded. We anticipate that, in the short term, we will focus on strengthening our core orchestral program and, over time, on building a broader program from that foundation. The new ED will take the lead in aligning our structure, staffing, space, and partnerships with that renewed program direction. This renewal will entail reconnecting with funders and partners, building support and visibility for the organization, and possibly revisiting arrangements in our schools. The outcome will include a shift from pandemic-survival mode to a re-energized team and organization that is, once again, thriving and focused on the joy and impact of our work on the youth and families we serve.
The Ideal Candidate – Experience and Capacities
BRAVO is seeking an Executive Director with the following profile.
· Mission-Driven Leadership. Deep belief in and understanding of the transformative power of music and the performing arts, and commitment to serve BRAVO’s mission and community. Strategic and collaborative, with the leadership skills to shape a coherent and unifying organizational direction, turn vision into action, and guide positive organizational change. Strong emotional intelligence, compassion, and ability to inspire and mobilize others.
· Nonprofit and Organizational Experience. Demonstrated ability to shape plans and lead teams to deliver on goals, aligning structure and staffing to sustainably meet budget and priorities. Experience needed to capably oversee programs, operations, and systems (financial, human resources, data, facilities, etc.). A track record of working effectively with an engaged board of directors. Skilled at delegating, empowering, and supporting staff, resourceful problem solving, and nurturing a high-performing and cohesive team.
· Fundraising and Partnerships. A compelling speaker who is well prepared to represent BRAVO, and to build and broaden our relationships with funders, families, schools, and other partners. This ED will have proven success in cultivating and stewarding donor relationships, creativity to envision new funding sources, and skills to inspire increased support. A great listener, able to build trust with a wide range of people and to have difficult conversations when appropriate.
· Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Knowledge and understanding of the disparities and inequities in our educational system and society, and the effects on communities of color and other marginalized groups that BRAVO serves. Personal commitment and demonstrated ability to advance anti-racism, equity, diversity and inclusion in BRAVO programming, community engagement initiatives, policies, and organizational culture.
Salary and Benefits
· Starting salary of $95,000 to $110,000, depending on experience.
· This is a full-time, exempt position, located in-person (not remote) in Portland, Oregon.
· Benefits include medical insurance, a matching 401(k) plan, generous paid time off, and more.
If this chance to help shape and lead a beloved community youth-music program, at a time of opportunity and renewal, is aligned with your experience and aspirations for a meaningful and exciting career, please submit the following by Friday, December 15, 2023:
1. A cover letter that demonstrates how your experience and skills are a good fit for this position, and what about this opportunity most interests you.
2. A complete chronological resume.
3. Also, please tell us how you heard about this opportunity.
Please send your application as a PDF via email to: BRAVO@pagetwopartners.com, attention: Executive Director Search Committee. We will acknowledge receipt of your application, and all inquiries will be handled confidentially.
For the Executive Director job description and to learn more about BRAVO, please visit: https://oregonbravo.org/
Equal Opportunity Employer
BRAVO Youth Orchestras is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from
people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people, women, and people with disabilities. The
board and staff believe we can meet the organization’s mission only with a diverse
board and staff who actively cultivate a culture of equity and belonging.
GRANT AND PROPOSAL WRITER
Pearl Buck Center, Inc.
Date posted: November 3, 2023
Position Type: Full time, hourly
Compensation: $21.63 - 24.89 hourly, non-exempt, benefits including health insurance, PTO,
paid holidays, and more.
Location: Eugene OR. Onsite, some remote work with supervisor approval.
Schedule: Monday – Friday, availability based on business needs
POSITION SUMMARY: The Grant and Proposal Writer researches, prepares and submits proposals by determining concept, gathering and formatting information, writing drafts, and preparing attachments. Identifies new private, corporate/foundation/government opportunities, develops and builds relationships with funders whose giving priorities align and share values with Pearl Buck Center. Determines proposal concepts by identifying and clarifying program opportunities/needs and collaborating with program and administrative staff. Ensures post-award reporting, tracking, monitoring. Works with team to build, cultivate and steward relationships
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Establishes an annual grant writing plan in donor database. Sets up tasks/reminder for submittal and reporting deadlines as well as cultivation/stewardship in database. Records, monitors and tracks grants and conversations in contacts.
· Researches grant opportunities and gathers proposal information by identifying new opportunities and updating existing funders’ annual guidelines whether government and/or private corporate/foundations in database. Attends RFQs/grantor webinars to determine proposal match.
· Determines viability of proposal value and time to be invested, meets with Resource Development Director on proposed choices, identifies and communicates challenges/concerns/priorities associated with project/program ideas.
· Coordinates priorities and target dates for information gathering, interviews staff for content/storytelling, proposal writing, review and approval. Packages and submits proposals online or mails as required.
· Assembles required proposal content including project summary/nature, objectives/outcomes, deliverables, implementation, methods, timetable, staffing, budget, attachments, standards of performance, and evaluation.
· Works with program staff and Resource Development Director to develop realistic measurable objectives and outcomes that can be tracked. Communicates funder-stipulated project or program budget requirements for submittal to senior staff/accounting.
· Obtains final approvals by reviewing proposal with program managers and Resource Development Director on prior to submittal.
· Coordinates grant agreements and ensures grant compliance post-award with funders. Provides information to accounting on funder reporting requirements to determine need for a ‘job’ to track expenses. Meets with relative program staff to ensure defined proposal statistics/objectives will be tracked.
· Ensures support for methods of data collection from program managers such as demographics, objectives, outcome, and proposal benchmarks.
· Maintains excellence and ethics in proposal-writing including readability, consistency, grammar and spelling, richness, storytelling, PBC cultural tone and consistency.
· Builds job knowledge by participating in continuing educational opportunities and maintaining professional networks.
· Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests and exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
· Reviews and agrees to adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Code of Ethical Standards.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Support overall development department activities
· Attend trainings as required to stay current with fund development best practices
· Ensure workflow and/or procedures are kept up-to-date for owned tasks
· Maintain all safety protocols and techniques within the workplace
· Maintain an accurate daily record on timesheet of hours worked
· Acts responsive and engaged with developing a positive work environment which includes providing honest, respectful and direct feedback to other staff, participating in team meetings, team development, personal training plans, respecting diversity and differences among staff, clients and stakeholders.
· Other duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
· Bachelor’s Degree plus 3 years of related work experience OR 4 years of relevant work experience in fundraising, communications or journalism. Grant writing experience preferred.
· Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite. DonorPerfect or relational database experience preferred.
· Strong professional ethics, research, writing and communication skills.
· Adept at project management and time management skills; detail oriented, problem-solving and creativity around solutions.
· Ability to analyze and complies technical, financial and statistical information to prepare reports and correspondence.
· Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse group of external and internal persons to achieve results.
· Committed to excellence in donor and community-centered relationships and follow-through.
· Ability to pass an Oregon Department of Human Services background check
· Valid Oregon driver’s license with record sufficient to qualify to drive agency vehicles.
· Experience working with adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred
Submit application, with resume and cover letter: https://pearlbuckcenter.applicantpool.com/jobs/1037806
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA)
Date posted: November 2, 2023
Position Type: Full time, salaried
Compensation: $68,000 - $75,000 annually, plus benefits including health insurance, four weeks PTO, and 14 paid holidays
Location: Pendleton, OR. This role is primarily on-site, with some hybrid flexibility.
Schedule: Monday – Friday. Occasional evenings and weekends required for meetings and events. Occasional travel expected.
About the Organization
Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) provides a creative conduit for educational, social, and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development. Its vision is to elevate and illuminate the world through the genius of Indigenous creativity.
Founded in 1992, Crow’s Shadow remains the only fine-art printmaking studio located on an Indian reservation in the United States. Located among the rolling hills at the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains, on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR), in the traditional homelands of the Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Cayuse, Crow’s Shadow is a five-minute drive from CTUIR’s innovative civic hub; a ten-minute drive from the vibrant small town of Pendleton; a half-hour flight/three-and-a-half-hour drive from Portland; 45 minutes from the vineyards, galleries, and colleges of Walla Walla, WA; a short drive from the dramatic scenery of the Columbia River Gorge; and immediately adjacent to beautiful rangeland, forests, and wilderness areas that are perfect for recreating in and inspiring creativity.
Our programs and facilities include residencies in our world-class print studio which partners with Native and non-Native artists from around the nation, as well as a print gallery, traditional Indigenous arts workshops, and youth arts education programs. Crow's Shadow prints have generated hundreds of thousands of dollars of income for Indigenous artists and artists of color, have been featured in national exhibitions such as the Whitney Biennial, and have been collected by prominent private collectors and public institutions including the Whitney Museum, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and National Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art in NYC, Library of Congress, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and more. A 2019 feature in the New York Times hailed Crow's Shadow as a "hub for contemporary Native American artists nationwide...[attracting] some of the biggest Indigenous names in contemporary art."
CSIA is looking for an outgoing, strategic, detail-oriented fundraising professional to join us as our first Development Director. The Development Director, working closely with the Executive Director, is responsible for leading all aspects of fundraising and donor relations. The Development Director will have the opportunity to create CSIA’s first dedicated development program, building on existing strengths: a loyal donor corps, strong partnerships with institutional funders, a fully deployed CRM/donor database, and devoted collectors and community advocates.
Additionally, the Development Director will play a critical role in the upcoming capital campaign to fund a new home for our organization, which is already off to a promising start: in March 2023, to demonstrate its confidence in the CSIA and our plans for the future, the Board of Trustees of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation generously provided a no-cost, long-term lease on ten acres of scenic land on which to build this beacon for contemporary Native arts.
● Work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan
● Identify, secure, and steward support from individuals, foundations and corporations
● Create and execute a strategy for growing recurring donor base and expanding annual giving initiatives, and for moving collectors into the donor corps
● Work with ED, board, and possible campaign consultant to plan and execute capital campaign
● Identify and develop relevant grant opportunities
● Oversee organization of special fundraising events
● Evaluate and refine gift acceptance and donor recognition policies
● Maintain donor database and manage donor and client contacts and mailing lists
● Create and promote planned/legacy giving opportunities
● Recruit, train, and manage fundraising volunteers
● Work in partnership with other team members
Skills, Abilities, and Qualifications:
● Demonstrated experience in fundraising and donor development
● Excellent organization skills
● Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
● Experience working with culturally diverse communities is highly desirable, with an emphasis on Native and Indigenous connections and communities
● Ability to represent the organization in a positive, professional manner to all constituents, the media, and the general public
● Ability to work independently, complete tasks, and meet deadlines
● Ability to keep sensitive information in strict confidence
● Experience with CRM/donor management systems (i.e. Little Green Light, GiveSmart, Bloomerang etc.)
● Comfort with technology, including Google Workspace, email, and calendar software
● Ability to work in person in an office environment, including seated work at a computer for extended periods
Apply by submitting a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, subject “(Last Name) – Development Director.” Thank you for your consideration.