Organization: University Advancement, UO Alumni Association
Date posted: March 22, 2019
University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the UO with its various constituents and securing resources to further its aims. The division consists of approximately 200 employees primarily working out of Eugene, with offices in Portland and Bend. Departments within University Advancement include UO Alumni Association, Development, Principal and International Gifts, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.
The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) fosters lifelong relationships, deepens engagement, and advocates on behalf of the university and Duck alumni around the world. Launched in 1879 with five alumni, the UOAA is proud of its long history of keeping alumni connected to the university and offering a wide array of opportunities for service. With a membership of more than 27,000, the alumni association serves as an important connection to the university for the more than 220,000 alumni around the world. Our vision is to be among the very best alumni relations programs in the country, uniting and engaging Ducks in all stages of flight.
The Executive Director serves as the university’s chief alumni relations officer, overseeing programs, outreach, communication, and engagement efforts that connect alumni with campus, students, and each other. This position leads a team of 14+ FTE, working closely with staff members to position hallmark programs such as the Duck Career Network, grow and refine efforts in membership and UOAA chapters, and identify new opportunities and innovative practices for business development and alumni engagement.
The Executive Director reports to the Vice President for University Advancement and will partner with leaders across campus and communities to lead a vibrant alumni association with programming that serves and deepens the UOAA mission of building lifelong connections with the University of Oregon’s broad and diverse constituency base. This position will be the direct liaison to the UOAA board and will be an ex-officio member of the board.
Travel and working on weekends and evenings are a regular expectation of this position.
Salary is commensurate with experience. The university offers an excellent package of employee benefits. For further information please see the full position announcement, including minimum and required qualifications, education requirements, and application procedure on the UO website at http://careers.uoregon.edu/cw/en-us/job/523689/executive-director-uo-alumni-association, #523689.
Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by April 16, 2019. This position is subject to the completion of a criminal background check. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity.
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director of advancement
Organization: Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC)
Date posted: March 20, 2019
Oregon Coast Community College (OCCC) is looking for a Director of Advancement as we shape the future of higher education in Lincoln County.
We are on the path to independent accreditation and we have plans for expansion to further fulfill our mission of Shaping the future through learning.
In support of our mission, all OCCC employees demonstrate commitment to:
- Participation in cross-functional collaboration across the College.
- Continuous improvement.
- Understanding that student success is at the center of every staff position at the College.
- Having an entrepreneurial mindset and propensity to see what is possible.
- Exhibit collegiality and respect for everyone.
- Being excited about and committed to advancing OCCCs future: independent accreditation, growth and a great place to work.
The Director of Advancement serves as the Colleges primary fundraiser. This position is responsible for increasing the financial public/private support for the College. The Director will develop and nurture relationships with external audiences to include, donors. Alumni, volunteers and community organizations.
In conjunction with the OCCC Foundation Board and the President, this position provides oversight to the OCCC Foundation.
This position reports to the College President with accountability to the OCCC Foundation Board.
*This position offers flexibility with percentage of appointment from 60 to 100%. Working with the successful candidate, the hours and percentage of appointment will to be determined at hire.
Donor development and maintenance
- Lead all donor development activities
- Initiative strategies to cultivate new donations
- Identify and build relationships with potential donors
- Secure commitments of donations from individuals, corporate donors and/or foundations
- Develop strategies to encourage increased contributions of current donors
- Increase employee giving
- Maintain contact with all donors, ensuring donor acknowledgement, regular communication, establishment and management of donation agreements.
- Utilize software and systems to support donor database management
- With the OCCC President and the OCCC Foundation Board develop:
- long range fundraising goals
- annual fundraising goals
- endowment fund
- Support Capital campaigns
- Coordinate with appropriate college personnel on integrated marketing and community relation strategies.
- Plan and implement fundraising events
OCCC Foundation Board
- Develop and recommend policies, procedures and processes that support the advancement of the goals and operations of the OCCC Foundation and the College.
- Implement and monitor compliance with policies, procedures and processes
- Responsible for keeping foundation and associated funds in compliance with all state and federal laws
- With the OCCC Foundation Board, develop and monitor the annual budget
- Manage the annual external audit process
- Work collaboratively with the Chief of Finance and Operations ensure advantageous investment plans
College's scholarship program
- Develop, administer, and evaluate the scholarship program
- Ensure the program furthers the mission and strategic goals of the OCCC Foundation and the College.
- Plan and coordinate events for scholarship awards ceremony, donor appreciation and other advancement events as they develop
- Develop and produce an annual repot on College and Foundation activities
- Manage the College website related to Foundation, Scholarships, and Advancement Events
The list of essential functions is intended to be representative of the tasks performed by this position. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
- Bachelor's degree in a field related to advancement (for example, marketing, business, communications, etc.) Degree must be from an accredited institution.
- Extensive relevant experience may be considered as substitute for the degree requirement.
- Three (3) years of demonstrated professional experience in program development and management: seeking and gaining funding, organizing, planning, directing and budgeting programs.
- Experience in annual giving, foundation and corporate relations, personal solicitation of major gifts, capital campaign planning and implementation.
- Experience in an educational setting.
- Experience working in an institutional related foundation.
- Certified Fundraising Executive Certification (CFRE).
- Experience with development or advancement in rural community.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Qualifications:
Knowledge of fundraising: annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, personal solicitation of major gifts, capital campaign planning and implementation, volunteer training and estate planning principles and practices.
Skill in comfortably making "the ask" for donations of all types, from a varied audience.
Skill in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Skill in working with individuals with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet, database and word processing software.
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure.
Ability to convey information effectively in both oral and written form.
Ability to establish goals and objectives.
Ability to direct and organize program activities.
Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate programs.
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work while meeting multiple deadlines.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is often required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or operate computers, objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Work that occurs in an office environment with potential for interruptions and background noise.
Schedule may require occasional early morning or evening work. Travel between College and other locations may be required as needed. Occasional travel and overnight stays may be required for training and other purposes
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Notice of Affirmative Action Policy- It is the policy of Oregon Coast Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or family relationship (ORS 659.340), in admission and access to, or treatment in, employment, educational programs, or activity as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, and their implementing regulations.
Please contact Human Resources (541-867-8515) if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 541-867-8515
Oregon Coast Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
The application process is electronic and will include providing your CV and letter of application.
Visit Employment Opportunities at oregoncoastcc.org
A review of all applications will begin on April 9, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.
Organization: Clark College Foundation
Date posted: March 14, 2019
Clark College Foundation seeks a Research Analyst who is ethical and motivated, detail- and process-oriented. The job performance of this position impacts prospect identification, cultivation and solicitation, along with the accuracy and analysis of information collected by the organization, having a direct effect on the fundraising success of Clark College Foundation. She/he/they will be an effective communicator, thrive in a positive, team environment and be dedicated to our mission of inspiring the joy of philanthropy in support of student success and program excellence at Clark College.
Clark College Foundation offers a positive, team-oriented work environment and a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, and an employer-matched 403(b) retirement savings plan. Additionally, Advancement Services staff are provided professional membership in the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) and/or the Association of Advancement Services Professionals (AASP). We encourage and support professional development of our employees, and strive to promote from within when mutually beneficial. We value philanthropy, integrity, innovation, stewardship, service, and teamwork.
Clark College Foundation is committed to promoting a culture that is open, safe and respectful for all employees. We believe that diversity in experience, background and perspective enriches the work we do. It is our goal to challenge systems of power, privilege, and inequity by providing our employees diversity education and training, and through employee recruitment and retention.
Founded in 1973, Clark College Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving as the fundraising partner of Clark College. Our efforts, in concert with our generous benefactors, serve to improve educational opportunities and consequently, the quality of life and economic success of our community. Since its inception, the foundation has directed in excess of $60 million to support programs, facilities and services at Clark. Our success has been recognized by the Council for Advancement in Support of Education, who has awarded the foundation the top publication award in 2017, campaign fundraising communications gold in 2015 and the educational fundraising award in 2015.
Reporting to the Director of Partner Development, the Research Analyst is the primary researcher for the organization. She/he/they will collect information from a variety of public resources and proprietary databases, analyze information collected on individuals and entities to assign ratings for capacity, propensity and inclination, and make recommendations on cultivation strategy based on these findings. She/he/they will also maintain data accuracy and process updates on alumni, board members, faculty, staff and other constituencies integral to the success of Clark College Foundation’s advancement program. The position is a non-exempt, hourly position, 40 hours per week. Work is normally performed between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, with occasional night or weekend shifts as required for events.
- Proactively research prospective donors for Clark College Foundation using a combination of publicly available resources and proprietary databases.
- Produce ratings on an individual’s or entity’s capacity, inclination and philanthropic propensity based on information collected through research.
- Provide information and analysis to inform cultivation strategy in the form of lists, reports and detailed biographical profiles.
- Respond to research requests in a timely fashion with pertinent information.
- Conduct daily news searches and monitor select publications for significant information and articles about current or potential philanthropic partners and alumni and provide updates to staff.
- Maintain an understanding of research policy in conjunction with the foundation’s prospect management framework, the Managed Partner System, and train staff as necessary.
- Assist as necessary with other database updates and clean-up projects.
- Experience with The Raiser’s Edge or other relational database is strongly preferred. Understanding of philanthropy and experience in a comprehensive campaign environment for higher education is helpful.
- Must have strong analytical skills; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills; be extremely detail-oriented, organized, and able to multi-task and meet deadlines.
- Experience with MS Office; proficient in Excel and Word.
- Experience with processing and analyzing complex financial information, including SEC filings, Foundation 990 disclosures, real estate assessments and private business valuations is highly preferred.
- Preference will be shown to current or former members of the Association for Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA) or those familiar with the APRA Book of Knowledge.
- The ideal candidate will have an associate degree and two years of experience in a nonprofit environment or research-related field, or an equivalent combination of degree and experience.
Visit our website at clarkcollegefoundation.org for more information.
For consideration, email a one-page cover letter summarizing your applicable work history and what interests you about working for Clark College Foundation, résumé and compensation goals in a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Research Analyst. Position open immediately and will remain so until filled. Application review will begin March 31, 2019.
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively serve an increasingly diverse population. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that challenges power, privilege, and inequity.
REGIONAL PHILANTHROPY OFFICER
Organization: American Red Cross
Date posted: March 6, 2019
Join the American Red Cross, as a member of the largest humanitarian network in the world, and unite with a movement of thousands of passionate humanitarians who provide care to those in need. Each day, our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. With more than 23,000 employees and 330,000 volunteers, the Red Cross comprises a diverse network of men and women committed to changing the world. Join us!
We are seeking an experienced fundraiser who can connect with our corporate and individual partners, meet goals and objectives and serve our mission. You will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by engaging, cultivating, and ultimately soliciting major gifts from regional corporate donors and individual donors, thereby advancing the organizational mission and creating meaningful impact in the lives of both donors and beneficiaries of that mission.
This position will be located at 3131 N Vancouver Ave in Portland.
- You will engage in relationships with corporate donors (60%) and individual donors (40% of the portfolio), while having a significant amount of opportunity to develop giving strategies.
- Assist corporations in achieving their goals in strengthening their brand, marketing, and employee engagement by being proficient at clearly articulating Red Cross programs, listening to corporations' needs and aligning programs to their interests, researching of foundations' interests, preparing grant proposals, and engaging foundation staff and foundation board members to cultivate and solicit support for the American Red Cross.
- Ensure retention and growth of donor contributions.
- Meet or exceed a minimum annual fundraising target of $525,000, including renewable gifts and new incremental revenue, adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disasters.
- Design and disseminate customized solicitation strategies targeting organizational objectives and donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams; maintain up-to-date donor records in region/chapter database following donor contact.
Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Advanced degree highly desirable.
Experience: Minimum five years sales and/or fundraising experience required. Experience in qualifying donors through donor discovery and proven success with straightforward requests is required.
Skills and Abilities: Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent organizational, verbal and written skills required. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce.com).
Travel: mainly focused in Portland, but can expect about 25% travel within the state.
Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
Apply at: https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Portland-OR/Regional-Philanthropy-Officer_RC26133
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The American Red Cross is a diverse nonprofit organization offering its employee’s professional development and growth opportunities, a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative team spirit environment. To be considered for this position, please visit www.redcross.org/jobs to apply.
CHIEF PHILANTHROPY OFFICER
Organization: Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care
Date posted: March 5, 2019
This is a telecommute / remote position
The mission of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is to connect the passion of private philanthropy with the world’s top researchers and programs to bring recovery–based care and support to every community. Based in Wilsonville, OR, the Foundation for Excellence links people from around the globe who share a common dedication to improving mental health outcomes through promising new programs. By relying less on medication and more on engaging families and communities, these programs empower individuals to create their own path to recovery.
The Foundation for Excellence is structured based on a community foundation model and encompasses a variety of initiatives and funds, including donor-advised funds. It is a convener of interested parties and a catalyst for positive change in the field. Supported through donations from individuals, corporations, foundations and legacy gifts, it engages in a broad scope of activity to advance independent research, innovative programs and its own initiatives. For more information about the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, visit their website at MentalHealthExcellence.org.
The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is seeking a Chief Philanthropy Officer to lead and grow its U.S. and international fundraising efforts, with special emphasis on major gifts. Specifically, the Chief Philanthropy Officer will be tasked with identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding new major gift donors for the Foundation’s funds and initiatives. The Chief Philanthropy Officer will report directly to the CEO and will be responsible for planning and implementing all aspects of the development program. Remote work is an option for the right candidate.
- Plan, implement and manage the Foundation’s efforts to develop its domestic and international fundraising efforts.
- Personally identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new major gift and legacy donors.
- Support and participate in major gift fundraising efforts by the CEO and board members.
- Write grant proposals and reports for foundations and other funders.
- Manage all other aspects of the development program, including special events and online giving.
- All other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
Professional Qualifications and Personal Characteristics
- Passion for the mission of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care and a heartfelt commitment to its philosophy that comes from lived experience.
- Motivated self-starter, able to work independently, with a proven track record of getting things done.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, outgoing and comfortable with meeting people, including high net worth individuals, and skilled at networking.
- Demonstrated ability to work productively in a remote environment and the ability to build relationships with staff, donors and volunteers using technology as the primary means of communication.
- Collaborative team player.
- Strong communication skills, both speaking and writing.
- Creative and innovative in identifying new sources of funding.
- Minimum five years of demonstrated success in nonprofit fundraising and development, including major gift experience.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or equivalent preferred.
- Willingness and ability to travel frequently to meet with donors and attend meetings which could exceed 25% of overall time.
The projected compensation range for this position will be competitive with sector norms for the background and experience of the selected candidate. Benefits include health insurance (75% premium payment based on Health Insurance Marketplace Silver Plan) and retirement (401K with 3% match).
The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or military status.
To apply for this position, submit cover letter and resume to Steven Byers, The Moran Company. The cover letter should highlight your fundraising qualifications—especially major gift fundraising—as well as any relevant experience in mental health. APPLY NOW
DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS
Organization: University of Western States
Date posted: March 3, 2019
This is a lead position with responsibilities for the strategic direction and ongoing operations of university development. Under the supervision of the associate vice president for university communications and advancement, and in concert with the university’s mission and strategic plan, the director of donor relations is responsible for the direction, planning and implementation of comprehensive program to increase financial support and donor numbers from all constituent groups, and meet annual targets approved by the university. The director of donor relations must possess a mission-focused and strategic, systems-minded perspective oriented toward the success of the university and all its stakeholders.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Serve as the university’s foremost expert and authority on matters relating to non-profit development, including best practices, ethics and legal issues.
- Direct all university fundraising campaigns, meeting annual target goals intended to increase the university's donor base and overall financial support from private sources.
- Develop and implement a strategy for increasing annual fund (unrestricted) giving.
- Supervises and directs the activities of student workers.
- Enact a long-term “pipeline” method and associated strategies for increasing dollars raised from donors over time.
- In concert with the department of Alumni Relations, design programs to increase alumni and friend satisfaction, confidence and feelings of reciprocity for the express purpose of increasing donor numbers and dollars from these constituents.
- Direct, monitor and support the fundraising efforts of staff, students and volunteers to ensure compliance with fundraising ethics, laws, and the university’s mission and strategic funding priorities.
- Working cross-departmentally, increase support from for-profit entities via sponsorships, strategic business alignments, capital gifts and other means, by developing and pitching high-touch, customized proposals.
- In collaboration with the Office of the President, direct capital and other major fundraising campaigns, including strategizing campaign messaging, associated development activities, naming opportunities and associated gift schedules, conducting prospect research and meetings, and proposing and pursuing fundraising opportunities in coordination with project task forces and committees.
- Create and optimize the database of past, current and prospective donors to measure donor activity and affinity and strategically increase giving over time
- Conceive and plan donor recognition and fundraising events. Identify opportunities within existing events that could include a fundraising or donor relations component. Review guest lists and create plans for engaging specific prospects.
- Meet budgeted goals. Provide in-depth, meaningful analysis connecting strategic activities to outcomes.
- In concert with budget managers, the business office and financial services, improve systems and processes to ensure all gifts and donations are processed, allocated, recorded and reflected in the university’s audited financials.
- Direct the university’s donor recognition programs for the express strategic purpose of increasing gifts and donor numbers.
- In accordance with best practices, provide timely and accurate acknowledgements to donors for all gifts and donations and have them signed by the appropriate UWS official or gift beneficiary (i.e., scholarship winner).
- Prepare quarterly and year-end contribution summaries and reports for major donors.
- Set informed fundraising goals and engagement objectives for each constituent group. Track results of current solicitations and review past giving trends to provide analyses of program results. Utilize program outcomes to plan future solicitations/segmentations.
- Collaborate with the associate vice president of university communications and advancement to ensure a development presence and harmony in messaging via appropriate marketing channels.
- Research and track the engagement activities of donors and prospects and target for major gift solicitations and cultivation activities where appropriate.
- Work closely with the university’s charitable services advisor and the business office to manage all aspects of planned giving, including bequests, gifts of securities, life insurance policies, etc. Conduct high-level stewardship of bequest donors and their families to ensure UWS remains in their estate plans.
- Develop or edit, monitor and help to enforce adherence to policies related to development such as gift acceptance and recognition.
QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the job)
- A demonstrated commitment to non-profit development, higher education and health sciences and the ability to articulate a persuasive case for support ofUniversity of Western States.
- Familiarity with and adherence to fundraising ethics and legal requirements.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to advocate for the use of fundraising best practices.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrate good judgment and ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work independently, multi-task and set priorities to meet deadlines.
- Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
- Must be a team player that can interact with all levels of university community.
- Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate professionally and effectively and work with administrators, campus colleagues, vendors, alumni and other external constituents.
- Qualified candidates must have the ability to cultivate donors and solicit gifts; establish and maintain great communication and confidence with all stakeholders.
- The ability to lead a growing development program and to provide creative improvements.
- Experience and high proficiency with donor research tools, development/fundraising software (Advancement Connect), and Microsoft Office (outlook, word, excel, PowerPoint).
REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Training & Experience)
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in field related to development. Advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum of five years’ fund raising leadership experience, preferably in higher education.
- CFRE certification preferred.
- A record of frequent and successful interactions with internal and external constituencies.
- Experience with student information systems, fundraising software or other relational databases.
- Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours, and travel if needed.
APPLICATION, SCREENING AND HIRING PROCESS:
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a cover letter, a resume or CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references
University of Western States conducts background checks for the finalist or finalists of staff and faculty positions. The type of background check will vary by position type. Official transcripts from prior institutions of higher learning will be requested from any candidates who are extended a job offer.
University of Western States is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, please visit our website at: https://www.uws.edu/about/employment/.
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