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Associate Director, duck cAreer network
Organization: University of Oregon
Date posted: October 29
University Advancement is responsible for strategically positioning the University of Oregon to create awareness, build long-term relationships, and secure 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 Advancement/UO Alumni Association, Development, Stewardship and Public Events, Advancement Operations, Federal Affairs, and State and Community Affairs.
The University of Oregon Alumni Association (UOAA) makes the UO stronger by fostering lifelong relationships, helping Ducks become champions, cheerleaders, ambassadors, and advocates, for the University. 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, enriching the lives of Ducks and the UO.
We are committed to fostering equity and inclusion in a welcoming, safe, and respectful environment that recognizes the value of all members of our community.
The Associate Director works within the community of Ducks, including alumni, parents of students and graduates, and professionals representing diverse industries, to activate the spirit of Ducks helping Ducks for career success. The mission of the Duck Career Network is to engage Ducks eager to offer career advice and support as well as those seeking insight and guidance for greater career fulfillment. Responsibilities include identifying and securing speakers, selecting networking venues and platforms, and promoting these programs to broad as well as targeted audiences. As host and facilitator of in-person and online networking events, the chosen candidate will create comfortable spaces that enable networking and relationship building and will make decisions relating to program development and establishing collaborative partnerships to create engagement opportunities that represent the interests and expertise of our constituents. This work includes travel and occasional evening and weekend work.
Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $50,000 - $60,000. 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/523110/associate-director-duck-career-network, #523110.
Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 25, 2018. 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.
EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.
Development manager, walk ms
National MS Society | PORTLAND,OREGON
Date posted: October 27
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families movetheir lives forward. We partner with volunteers to accomplish our work. Staff members engage volunteers through effective and timely communications, facilitating meaningful opportunities, and continually seeking and providing feedback for reciprocal growth and learning.
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Development team as a Development Manager, Walk MS.
The Development Manager, Walk MS will manage an event portfolio of particpants and teams for Walk MS in order to achieve fundraising goals and ensure a positive event experience. The Manager will cultivate positive relationships with event participants, teams, volunteer committees, and corporate and community supporters.
The Manager, Walk MS is responsible for the implementation of the local operational plan to meet or exceed fundraising and engagement goals for market Walk MS events.
The Manager acts as an ambassador for the National MS Society, always striving to engage participants and their donors with the mission. This position works closely with local development staff to foster participant engagement, exceed participant and donor expectations with the Society, and drive revenue and participation. Strong relationship building skills, a positive, can-do attitude, and a commitment to working as a team are essential for success in this role.
This position reports to the Director, Walk MS and works closely with the market Walk MS staff to implement the fundraising, recruitment and cultivation strategies for Walk MS events. This position will also work closely with the local logistics team supporting events.
Implement campaign strategies to retain, grow and recruit participants for assigned events
- Working with Development leadership executes operational plans that focus on acquisition, retention and cultivation of top fundraisers, teams, participants, sponsors, etc.
- Manages mid-level portfolios that include teams, top fundraisers, participants, sponsors, volunteers, etc.
- When applicable; coaches, develops and supervises market staff
- Collaborating with the Development team accelerates revenue growth by ensuring each Walk MS market has a strong event experience, including all VIP level recognition. Works in collaboration with the logistics team (in-house or outsourced).
- Collaborate with the market staff to implement successful team fundraising and recruitment weeks to maximize these efforts.
- Regularly monitor the performance of fundraising portfolio to ensure timely responsiveness to new registrants, to recognize fundraising and recruitment milestones and to maximize retention.
- Leverage mission related resource to engage participants during the year and motivate increased fundraising.
- Steward top fundraisers and team captains year-round with mission focus and gratitude.
- Other duties as assigned.
Facilitates Volunteer Engagement for fundraising and event experience in the assigned event revenue portfolio
- Cultivates volunteers, seeks and provides feedback and shares opportunities for reciprocal growth and learning.
- Collaborates with key staff to maximize engagement and results of committees to increase outreach, acquisition and awareness
- Encourage volunteer involvement on the part of teams and participant's connections to enhance the efforts and expand team/participant engagement with the Society.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor of Arts or Science preferably in non-profit management, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing and/or Business
- 8 years in event management and building relationships will be accepted in lieu of degree.
- At least 5 years of related experience, preferably in non-profit fundraising, events, or volunteer management
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and build strong relationships.
- Must be a strong team player
- Professional demeanor; excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Commitment to the mission, vision, cultural values, and expectations of the National MS Society
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook
- Competency to work with multiple data systems and tools
- This position will be required to drive/travel on Society business. Candidate must possess a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation. The Society does run motor vehicle checks for all positions which require driving and the applicant must meet the Society guidelines
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society provides a highly competitive, comprehensive benefit package to employees. These benefits include a considerable Paid Time Off Plan; Paid Holidays; 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Society match; Educational Reimbursement Plan; Professional Development Assistance; Commuter Benefit Plan; Flexible Work Arrangement Options; Comprehensive Health & Welfare benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending Accounts, Life Insurance, Disability Coverage, Life Assistance Plan as well as additional voluntary benefit offerings.
How to Apply
Please submit your resume and/or cover letter by applying directly to the job posting located on our company website:
National MS Society
MAJOR GIFTs DIRECTOR
Organization: Oregon Environmental Council
Date posted: October 25
Status:Regular, exempt position
Starting Salary: $69,000-$82,000 (depending on experience)
Location: Portland, Oregon
Oregon Environmental Council seeks an experienced fundraiser who is passionate about connecting donors with ways to protect what they love about Oregon’s environment. Come join our team!
Scope of Responsibility
Oregon Environmental Council’s development team is responsible for raising the resources to support the organization’s strategic goals via foundations and grants, corporate giving, membership, planned giving and major donor fundraising.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Major Gifts Director supports Oregon Environmental Council’s work by securing four and five figure gifts from individuals who share our values and vision. The Major Gifts Director operates within a dynamic team of four development professionals and spends a significant portion of time outside the office meeting with people, including some travel around the state.
Celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, Oregon Environmental Council is engaged in a comprehensive campaign to raise $15 million over three years. The Major Gifts Director plays a key role in reaching campaign goals. In addition, the Major Gifts Director works with staff, board, volunteers and friends of Oregon Environmental Council to meet the organization’s goals for annual giving, planned giving, and special fundraising.
Description of Duties
- Actively manages a large portfolio of major and planned gift donors and prospects, as well as oversees and assigns the portfolios of other staff who manage major donor relationships
- Works with the Executive Director and the fundraising team to develop and implement strategy to renew and increase giving by annual donors
- Manages and grows the planned giving program
- Creates tailored strategies for each donor in portfolio, focusing on donor retention and upgrades
- Participates in all aspects of the gift cycle:
- Initiates contact with prospective leadership and major gift donors
- Develops appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers
- Moves potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
- Makes solicitations when appropriate
- Maintains stewardship contacts with donors; adheres to the highest ethical standards; demonstrates empathetic disposition and perseverance; reflects optimistic and positive attitude, and conveys sensitivity to needs of the donor
- Identifies leads and works with staff to qualify prospects
- Participates in planning for fundraising events including house parties and board events
- Promotes a culture of “philanthropy”
- Minimum five years successful experience in major and planned gift fundraising
- Experience raising 5 figure+ gifts
- Demonstrated self-motivation, initiative, and the ability to work on short term and long term goals simultaneously
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects without losing “big picture” focus
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment
- Existing relationships with Oregon’s philanthropic community
- Engaging personality and strong interpersonal skills; a real people person
- Willingness to travel (mostly around Oregon) on a monthly basis, spending a significant amount of time meeting with donors
- Experience using donor relations databases
- CFRE certification
- Familiarity with Oregon’s environmental policies and programs
Compensation and Amenities
Starting salary is $69,000 to $82,000 depending on level of experience. Excellent benefits include four weeks of paid vacation annually, generous health insurance for employee and family, and employer contributions to a retirement fund.
About Oregon Environmental Council
Founded in 1968, and celebrating its 50th anniversary, Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) is a non-profit, non-partisan, statewide organization governed by a 17-person board of directors from throughout Oregon. Our mission is to advance innovative, collaborative, and equitable solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. OEC advocates for equitable, impactful, lasting solutions that get at the source of Oregon’s environmental problems and have real benefits for people’s health and quality of life. These challenges include advancing solutions to climate change, clean water, clean air and reducing toxic chemicals in our environment. We find common ground with a diverse group of stakeholders to create collaborative solutions that support social equity and a sustainable economy. To learn more about OEC’s commitment to and progress on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, see our Partners and Diversity webpage. Find out more about Oregon Environmental Council at www.oeconline.org.
This is a responsible position in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment. OEC offers a collaborative, team-oriented, family-friendly workplace that treats employees as the responsible professionals they are. We have been among the top 10 in Oregon Business magazine’s “Best Nonprofits to Work For” list. You will learn a lot, laugh a lot, and feel great about helping Oregon communities become better, healthier places to live.
Please send a cover letter and resume that specifically addresses the required qualifications, including your experience raising 5-figure gifts, for this position via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Major Gifts Director.” The position will be open until filled. We also recognize that it may be difficult for fundraisers to start this position during year-end. We are open to candidates beginning this position in early 2019.
OEC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, e-mail email@example.com or call 503-222-1963 x100 to let us know the nature of your request.