PROGRAM MANAGer, PORTLAND ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT
Organization: University of Oregon
Date posted: January 17
Note: This position will be based in Portland, OR
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.
University Development is a comprehensive fundraising department with an overall mission to sustain and enhance excellence at the University of Oregon by securing and stewarding philanthropic gifts and raising funds from private sources to fund priorities outlined by the University’s faculty and administrative leadership. The department has employees working out of the central office (Ford Alumni Center), Portland White Stag building, and offices within the schools and colleges.
In order to establish and cultivate lifelong relationships among UO Alumni, parents, friends, etc., the Program Manager, Alumni Engagement will serve as a representative for the organization’s multi-faceted University Advancement mission.
Reporting to the Director of Regional Engagement in Portland, the Program Manager will work in consultation and collaboration with both the Director and with colleagues in the UO Alumni Association to advance the regional engagement strategy for alumni through supporting the Portland volunteer chapter, planning events, engaging new audiences, and connecting campus partners with community stakeholders.
This position requires access to transportation for frequent travel to meetings and events. This position must be able to work occasional nights and/or weekends to fulfill special projects and events.
Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $40,000 - $50,000. 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/523457/program-manager-portland-alumni-engagement, #523457.
Search will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by January 29, 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.
EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.
Date posted: January 15
Location: Portland, OR or Seattle, WA
Compensation: $70,000 - $100,000 taking into consideration experience and qualifications. Health insurance benefits and employer match to 401(k) program provided.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Application deadline: Review will begin February 4. Open until filled.
VertueLab merges innovation, technology, entrepreneurship, and impact investing to address and solve global environmental challenges. We are a conduit between promising cleantech companies and the donors and investors who empower their progress through support and access to capital. We are innovating alongside our portfolio companies by developing new impact investing models to fuel their growth and the tools to measure the environmental and social impact that their success brings. We are a 10-year-old 501(c)3 nonprofit that has been a pioneer in program-related investing in early stage clean technologies and has developed a national reputation for our work supporting environmental technology startups and connecting them to investment and other resources. We are hiring our first dedicated fundraising staff member.
Our new strategy calls for us to secure donations, grants, and impact investments from individuals, family offices, and foundations to both support our programs and to capitalize an investment fund.
- Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan, aligned with the organization’s strategic plan, with defined goals and timelines.
- Lead the execution of VertueLab’s fundraising activities, including being the lead point of contact with potential funders. Coordinate the engagement of the Executive Director, Board of Directors, program directors, and other VertueLab staff in support of fundraising goals.
- Develop and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects
- Identify target foundations as prospective funders and coordinate relationship development between foundation program/investment leaders and VertueLab staff
- Steward ongoing relationships with donors and key stakeholders
- Contribute content toward the development of electronic and print materials that support VertueLab’s fundraising goals
- Work closely with the Executive Director and Program Directors to align VertueLab program value propositions with targeted fundraising asks.
Given our focus on tapping into both philanthropic and financial services networks, we anticipate that successful candidates should have a nonprofit fundraising background, particularly in major gifts/donors, with a strong interest in connecting environmental sustainability to private sector business scalability.
Successful candidates will have all of the following attributes:
- Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and relationship management.
- Professional demeanor and ability to represent VertueLab with a wide range of stakeholders
- Ability to energize and motivate others to take actions to drive positive environmental and social impact
- Track record with personal solicitations and long-term philanthropic relationships
- Familiarity with the landscape for nonprofit fundraising (gifts, foundation grants, government grants, etc)
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and techniques
- Well-developed organizational skills, including the ability to create, communicate, and execute quarterly and longer-term plans
- Team player willing to take on new tasks in a dynamic environment that will help make the organization successful
- Creativity, flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor.
Bonus points for experience or familiarity with some of the following:
- Donor-advised funds
- Program-related investing
- Fund structures and terminology used in venture capital and angel investing
- The challenges associated with technology commercialization, especially for hardware/cleantech businesses
- Strategies being pursued by governments, nonprofits, and businesses to address climate change and other environmental challenges
- United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Regional and national travel to events and to meet with prospective funders will be required.
VertueLab is committed to diversity in our governance, staffing, and programs and we are committed to offering an inclusive workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Organization: Renewable Northwest
Date posted: December 21
Renewable Northwest, the Northwest’s preeminent renewable energy advocacy organization, seeks a spirited, committed, skilled individual to serve as Development Manager. The position is located in Portland, Oregon.
ABOUT RENEWABLE NORTHWEST
Renewable Northwest is a regional nonprofit advocacy organization promoting the expansion of environmentally responsible new renewable resources such as wind, solar, storage, wave and geothermal energy. Seen as a model by national allies, Renewable Northwest serves four Northwest states – Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Member organizations include leading renewable energy businesses, environmental organizations, academic institutions, consumer groups and other renewable energy sector affiliates. Renewable Northwest offers a dynamic, challenging and rewarding workplace where staff teams with members and allies to move the Northwest away from fossil fuels toward a clean energy future. In the past 25 years, Renewable Northwest has helped the region go from 0 to over 9,000 megawatts of new, renewable resources. Employees hold individual responsibility for respective focus areas but are well supported by fellow staff who collaborate closely across policy, regulatory and industry arenas. Visit www.RenewableNW.org for additional background information.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Development Manager, under the direction of the Executive Director, will oversee all facets of fundraising, including membership relations, foundation grants, special events and major gifts programs. As membership is a major component of organization revenue, working with staff to develop messaging that communicates our successes and value the organization provides is integral to the development work. The Development Manager works closely with the Renewable Northwest team – board, staff, members and allies – to ensure that strategic messages, plans and outcomes support both fund development and mission objectives. The job requires the ability to work with our team to distill complex technical content and scenarios into marketing strategies that project Renewable Northwest’s advocacy among key audiences identified by a comprehensive strategic plan. The Development Manager will be responsible for grant writing, seeking grant opportunities, supporting the Executive Director in maintaining existing funding sources and seeking new ones. They will also work closely with the Administrative Director on revenue projections for organizational budgets.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
- Prepare and Implement Renewable Northwest development plan.
- Identify funding sources and track grant opportunities.
- Write grant applications and respond to RFPs.
- Cultivate relationships with large donors and foundation managers.
- Assist with managing member relationships and recruitment of new members.
- Participate in events, conferences, and meetings with existing and potential funders.
- Assist in planning and executing fundraising events.
- Support special projects, including industry/lobby events and scholarship program promotion.
- Provide inputs on revenue and expenses for budget development, and manage development expenses in line with budget expectations.
- Strong interest in clean energy.
- General knowledge of energy policy and the utility regulatory process
- Minimum of three years development/fundraising experience.
- Experience with grant writing and fundraising.
- Excellent writing, editing and public speaking skills.
- Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
- Ability to manage multiple tactical projects while advancing cohesive overarching strategy.
- Ability to work rapidly, yet strategically, within tight funder and media deadlines.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Gmail), social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), and communication platforms (such as Vertical Response or Constant Contact)
- Strong work ethic and positive approach to work, team and alliances.
- Self-motivation, initiative, and problem-solving skills.
- Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree in a related field a plus.)
- Existing foundation and large donor relationships.
- Experience working in a non-profit setting with a mission-driven staff and board.
- Exposure to public policy development and advocacy.
COMPENSATION AND AMENITIES
Salary range: $50,000-60,000, commensurate with experience. Renewable Northwest is an equal opportunity employer and offers a very comprehensive benefits package, including:
- Platinum level medical plan with vision, and dental plan, for employees and family members.
- Long-term disability coverage for employees
- Paid Family and Medical Leave (16 weeks) and Paid Sick Leave (2 weeks)
- Paid Vacation (4 weeks), Paid Holidays (11 days)
- Employer contributions equal to 5% of salary to a SEP/IRA retirement account (available after one year of employment), and a 403(b) retirement account option for employee pre-tax contributions (available after one month).
- A paid day of service for participation in volunteer activities
- Flexible work schedule
To submit an application, send the following materials via email by January 21, 2019.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. A complete application will include:
- Cover Letter;
- List of three references
(please include name, title, relationship to applicant, phone number, email);
- Writing sample;
Please include the five requested documents as separate attachments in MS Word, PDF or rich text (RTF) format. Documents in other formats may not be considered.
Send electronic files via email to: Admin@RenewableNW.org
Please direct questions to David Wolf or Pam Mahon at Admin@RenewableNW.org 503-223-4544