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Community Engagement Specialist (A Child's Haven)

community engagement specialist


Program:   A Child’s Haven (ACH)      Job Title: Development/Communications Specialist

Reports to:Development/ Communications Dir. Department: Development Status:  Non-Exempt   Date:  Nov. 2018 Salary:      $33,000-$40,000


SUBMIT Letter of Interest, resume and A Child’s Haven application to


Background: ACH treats children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse or neglect and provides support and education for their families.


A Child’s Haven Guiding Principles – We value :

  • Children and families and believe  that  they deserve  a  staff,  board,  and  community  dedicated to helping them
  • Financial sustainability and believe that we should be responsible stewards of our
  • Our employees and believe that their teamwork, commitment, and passion are essential to creating a positive environment where the children and organization
  • Measurable outcomes and believe that they allow us to evaluate the effectiveness of our services
  • Integrity and believe it is the basis of a trusting relationship with our children, families, and community
  • Community relationships and  believe that fulfilling our mission is dependent on the goodwill and support of individuals, organizations, and our community at


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Community Engagement Specialist manages the relationship between A Child’s Haven and the community we serve, cultivates new relationships and identifies financial and

volunteer opportunities for A Child’s Haven. This position’s responsibilities include but are not limited to: volunteer  coordination,  event  planning,  project  management, fund  development,  graphic layout and design, website and social media management, and public relations.



  1. Assists development department with fundraising activities to include events, leading silent auction efforts, researching grant  prospects and deadlines, and being cognizant of volunteers who could be donor prospects or who might be able to connect make other types of connections for
  2. Maintains ACH Website and Social Network Accounts with timely, strategic content that includes upcoming ACH events, program information, partner highlights, volunteer

opportunities, family profiles, etc. while  finding creative ways to demonstrate A CH’s connections to partners and supporters in all communications.

  1. Makes public appearances and gives presentations representing A Child’s Is available for all resource fairs and opportunities to promote A Child’s Haven  within  the  community. Plans and coordinates annual volunteer appreciation/community resource activities/events.
  2. Creates monthly agency newsletter, to be distributed via email, and updates newsletter email distribution list from donor software program as
  3. Leads United Way Campaign and Haven Heroes volunteer initiative: monthly meetings, organization, communication,


  1. Assesses volunteer needs and partners with Development Director and Clinical Department and recruits accordingly to ensure all agency volunteer needs are Distributes volunteer applications to appropriate department leaders .

  1. Educates staff on volunteer process and assists with volunteer training and techniques for supervising volunteers. Serves as liaison between volunteers and program Recognizes staff for their work with volunteers on a yearly basis. Advocates the volunteer perspective.
  2. Manages the volunteer database and Updates volunteer handbook and policies and procedures manual when needed .
  3. Manages group volunteer activities including but not limited to: scheduling, registration, planning, preparation and gathering of materials/supplies needed  for  group  volunteer Group volunteer projects are often on Saturdays.
  4. Ensures all  regulatory  requirements  by  DHHS  and CARF, as related to volunteers, are maintained and performed in timely
  5. Performs special projects and other duties as





  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Certification in Volunteer Administration preferred
  • 1-2 years’ experience with event planning, and/or working with volunteers


  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office proficiency, digital layout and design , and social media a cross all major
  • Strong descriptive, narrative and persuasive writing
  • Creativity and problem
  • Competencies: communication, public relations, event planning, fund development, relationship management, writing for nonprofit volunteer coordination, social media .


  • Understands the requirement of confidentiality with regard to ACH families and staff and at all times maintains a respectful and professional demeanor in their public dealings.
  • Adheres to federal HIP AA
  • Driving personal vehicle required
  • Must pass all required background
  • Occasional evening or weekend


  • Must be able to work in a stationary position greater than 50% of the time;
  • Needs to move about inside office to access file cabinets, office machines,
  • May need to lift up to 20 pounds of office supplies occasionally
  • Constantly communicates with visitors, and staff
  • While performing the duties on position, the EE is regularly required to talk or Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


  • Office
  • Classrooms
  • Travel to and from community partners and ACH events


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in  this  position. Employees  will  be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job -related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are  subject  to  possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty  proficiently. Some requirements  may  exclude  individuals  who  pose  a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are  the  minimum  levels  of  knowledge,  skills,   or   abilities.  This   document   does  not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Director of Development (Lake Junaluska)

DIrector of DEvelopment

Job Title:                   Director of Development

Department: Development Supervisor: Executive Director/CEO FSLA Status: Exempt

Supervises:                3

Position Status:        Regular/Full Time


LJA Mission Statement:

The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body.


Located in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Lake Junaluska is a conference and retreat center that hosts over 50,000 overnight guests annually. We have over 400 lodging rooms, a campground, and meeting space for up to 2,000 people. All of our facilities are located on a scenic 1,200 acre campus which boasts panoramic views, abundant recreation opportunities, and a 200 acre lake.  Our market ranges from youth groups to affluent leisure guests primarily from the Southeastern US



The Director of Development will report directly to the Executive Director/CEO and will play a critical role in helping Lake Junaluska meet its fundraising goals while advancing Lake Junaluska’s strategic direction. The Director of Development will provide leadership and management of the direction, planning and execution of fundraising and development related activities for the organization. To include, but not limited to, annual, major, and planned gift giving, serve as a liaison for multidisciplinary development efforts, and provide leadership supervision to development staff and volunteers.



Essential Functions


  • Provide visionary, strategic and operational leadership for all fundraising
  • Lead the annual fund, major gifts, and planned giving efforts, including strategies for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual, foundation and corporate gifts, focusing on ways to move donors to greater engagement and support to secure appropriate funding for ongoing programs, capital projects and

  • Initiate and assist in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an ambitious, diversified, written development plan, to include, goals, action plans, budget and calendar of activities. Including special event campaigns.
  • Manage a portfolio of 30-45 major gift donors/prospects for in-person solicitation, mailings, emails, presentations and online giving
  • Manage planned giving endowment and legacy programs, including gifts made through bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities, and other planned giving
  • Possess a strong understanding of giving opportunities for donors such as; stock gifts, real estate, vehicles, pledges,
  • Provide leadership to the daily operations of the department, staff and volunteers. Create a supportive, collaborative, productive, healthy work environment based on respect, teamwork and clear expectations and
  • Develop, lead and guide the department’s annual
  • Collaborate with the marketing department to ensure the development and marketing materials for print and social media have a unified and consistent message and look, and they tell stories of value about Lake Junaluska’s good work. This includes, but not limited to, fundraising materials, articles in magazine, annual reports, newsletters, web pages, presentations and
  • Serves as an active member of the Junaluska Associates Council and the Lake Junaluska Singers Alumni Board. Support the creation of subcommittees or special task force as
  • Works closely with Board of Trustee members and serve as the primary liaison with the advancement
  • Participate in Lake Junaluska’s Leadership Team, which meets monthly to discuss organizational objectives, outcomes and challenges. The Director of Development will also serve as a regular contributor to the Executive Team regarding the strategic issues for Lake Junaluska.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures and report any unsafe activities or conditions immediately to supervisor or the Human Resources
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned and


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A Bachelor’s degree required, higher degree
  • Strong background in Christian hospitality, and thorough knowledge of the United Methodist structure
  • Must possess excellent hospitality skills and a strong desire to foster an attitude of Christian hospitality to “exceed guest expectations”.
  • 3-5 years of progressive fundraising experience and program management with a proven record of success achieving or exceeding ambitious revenue
  • Exemplary strategic thinking, proactivity, prioritization, development and use of effective operational systems, project and team
  • Comprehensive management skills and experience, including short and long-term planning and evaluation, oral and written communication, marketing and financial managements, organizational behavior, development, and
  • Effective leadership, team building and development through coaching, supporting, and motivating

  • Excellent planning, organizational, goal oriented with the ability to set and meet
  • Exceptional written and oral communication
  • Knowledge and experience in the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standards fundraising techniques, including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail.
  • Demonstrates integrity, diplomacy and treats colleagues, donors and volunteers with
  • Maintains confidentiality, placing the organizational needs ahead of personal
  • Excellent listener who engages and develops rapport quickly with the ability to build long-term relationships with a wide range of
  • Skilled in a full range of fundraising activities including annual, major and planned giving, sponsorships, grants, special events and capital
  • Flexible and adaptable work style with the ability to work nights and weekends, and/or travel when
  • Computer skills required, with experience in Raiser’s Edge fundraising database


Performance/Success Factors

  • Be punctual to work and other related
  • Perform well in a team
  • Complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough
  • Ability to prioritize daily tasks and
  • Ability to motivate volunteers and maximize their involvement in fundraising
  • Perform routine duties with minimal
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill.
  • Strives for excellence in all tasks and duties and foster an attitude of “exceeding guest expectations”.
  • Able to work independently but operate within LJA policy guidelines using independent judgment.


Working conditions

  • Light to moderate physical activity performing non-strenuous administrative type work
  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation with quiet to moderate noise
  • Physical demands: able to lift up to 25 pounds, manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items
  • Works with the fingers and perceives attributes of objects and materials
  • Climb, balance, stoop, kneel; frequently moves about, able to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods
  • At times, be outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Vision: must be able to see close, have good vision to perform daily duties
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, nights, weekend, holiday, and travel as



Lake Junaluska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Executive Director (Meals on Wheels)

Executive Director

In agreement with the mission and strategic focus of Pickens County Meals on Wheels, the Executive Director will work with staff and Board of Directors to lead a shared vision for the future of the organization, building strong understanding around the mission and developing constructive goals to advance both short and long-term strategies.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Executive Director reports to Board of Directors Chairman and Executive Committee. They are responsible for board governance, development and community relations, finance, human resources and administration and management of the Meals on Wheels program.The Executive Director acts in partnership with the Board of Directors in preforming leadership functions to ensure the successful provision of Meals on Wheels.


Board Governance

  • Organize and staff all activities of the Board of Directors and Committees of the Board.
  • Provide orientation and other education opportunities for the Board of Directors.
  • Lead long-term and strategic planning for effective growth of organization.
  • Design and lead fund raising programs and external public relations.
  • Counsels with the board prior to making decisions that could have a material impact on the organization.

Development and Community Relations

  • Provide a link to the community through presentations, publications, and internal and external media.
  • Oversees fundraising systems and annual development plan
  • Maintains regular communication with funders and community
  • Seek grant opportunities and submit proposals when appropriate.
  • Implement, report on and evaluate awarded grant applications.


  • Draft annual budget, record and report on financial progress.
  • Ensures sound economic and financial management by implementing accounting systems and financial controls and risk management strategies to protect the organization’s assets without compromising program quality.
  • Supervise day-to-day and other financial operations.

Human Resources

  • Ensure office systems function effectively and that necessary equipment and tools are purchased and maintained.
  • Supervise and evaluate all meal programs and all activities.
  • Hire, supervise, evaluate and when necessary terminate staff.

Management and Administration

  • Maintain contractual agreements with food and other providers and evaluate performance.
  • Assure compliance with all policies and procedures of PCMOW and all state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Manage program development to handle increasing need for Meals on Wheels services.
  • Determine final admission and discharge decisions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree preferred.Prior supervisory experience required.Prior Non-Profit experience required.Prior experience in working with volunteers, seniors and the public strongly preferred.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet, QuickBooks, Databases.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and tasks, set priorities, and adapt to changing conditions and work assignments.
  • Multi-cultural sensitivity – demonstrate a sensitivity and awareness of diversities in people and cultures.
  • Knowledge of community, senior and volunteer resources.
  • Ability to build rapport and work as a team within the Meals on Wheels organization and with outside partner agencies.
  • Must have a valid South Carolina Driver’s License with limited points.

JOB LOCATION: Pickens County Meals on Wheels Office located at 349 Edgemont Ave. Liberty, SC 29657.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year


  • Outlook: 1 year (Preferred)
  • QuickBooks: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Excel: 1 year (Required)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Required)
  • Microsoft Word: 1 year (Required)


  • Valid Driver's License (Preferred)

Development Coordinator (The Peace Center)

Development coordinator

The Peace Center, South Carolina’s premier performing arts venue located in downtown Greenville, is seeking applicants for an exciting opportunity as Development Coordinator. As a key member of the Development team, the Development Coordinator works closely with the VP of External Relations and other Development staff and plays a key role assisting in the operations of the Development department to ensure fundraising goals are reached and plans are executed as part of the annual fundraising plan.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (include, but are not limited to)

  • Enter gifts received daily into the donor database, ensuring entries are timely and accurate
  • Manage all gift, pledge, and payment records in Audience View database
  • Generate daily and monthly donor reports and distribute to appropriate departments
  • Serve as a liaison with donors providing excellent customer service in selling the Peace Center brand
  • Assist VP of External Relations and Director of Individual Giving to prepare and execute solicitations and acknowledgement letters to annual and prospective donors
  • Assist with the research and preparation of corporate, foundation and government grants and reports
  • Assist with prospective donor research through fundraising and ticketing system
  • Assist VP with coordinating meetings
  • Assist in developing and maintaining annual fundraising and events calendar and timeline
  • Provide Marketing Department with information needed to maintain the Development pages of the Peace Center website
  • Serve as a liaison between the Box Office staff and Development
  • Represent organization at public events when assigned
  • Conduct campus tours with donors and potential donors as needed
  • Attend performances and meet/greet patrons as necessary
  • Provide general support for the Development department to ensure smooth internal functioning and communications
  • Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary to the position



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 12 months experience with data administration including collecting and presenting data
  • Exceptional people skills with the ability to comfortably engage with a diverse group of patrons
  • Experience with AudienceView platform preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Skilled at using spreadsheets to import and present data
  • Excellent and professional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and establish priorities to meet time sensitive deadlines
  • High attention to detail with exceptional organizational and project management skills
  • Passion for the arts and fundraising with strong desire for growth and development
  • Experience working in a non-profit environment a plus (volunteer or paid)



To apply, please visit

Marketing and Communications Director (Thornwell)

Marketing and COMMUNICATIONS director



Position Description



Job Title:                        Marketing and Communications Director

Reports To:                     Vice President for Mission Advancement

Supervises:                    Marketing and Communications Coordinator

                             Communication Intern

FLSA Status:                  Exempt, Full-time

Authorized Driver:         Yes

Prepared Date:               January 18, 2019



Position Summary

The Marketing and Communications Director is an exempt, full-time position reporting to the Vice President of Mission Advancement. The Marketing and Communications Director directs the efforts of the marketing and communications staff and is responsible for planning, development, and implementation of all of Thornwell’s marketing and communications strategies, and public relations and advocacy initiatives, both external and internal. Ties all marketing, communications and public relations activity back to organizational goals. Keeps the big picture in focus. Serves as the key point of contact for all major internal and external relationships. Oversees major marketing and awareness campaigns. Serve as a brand steward, upholding Thornwell's brand guidelines to ensure brand consistency across all touchpoints of the organization.


Core Responsibilities

Marketing and Communications 

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the performance of the marketing and communications plan that includes marketing literature, email, social media, and an editorial and production calendar.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate awareness and fundraising campaigns related to programs, special events, and donor cultivation.
  • Responsible for the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Marketing and Communications Plan. Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to stated goals and objectives and report progress to the Vice President for Mission Advancement, CEO and Board. 
  • Works closely with program staff to design and implement marketing and communications strategies and effective messaging to achieve organizational and project-specific goals. 
  • Assists our leadership and program staff in ensuring all communications are culturally competent and reach diverse audiences.
  • Manages organizational partnerships that support organizational marketing and fundraising goals. 
  • Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to monitor and test the effectiveness of communications activities.
  • Mentor and lead the Marketing and Communications Coordinator to ensure the unity of the team as well as projects and deadlines are being met in the established time frame. 
  • Manage advancement and program staff in photographing of on-campus and off-campus activities and events. Lead in video production and project management of the team. 
  • Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly. Track and measure the level of engagement within the network over time.
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic marketing and communications content that accurately portrays Thornwell’s ministry to a variety of audiences to include individuals, churches, church groups, businesses, referral sources, and the public. 
  • Coordinate and organize annual meetings that engage the network's discreet audiences. 
  • Manage and present a monthly report of KPI (Key Performance Indicators) on marketing and communication efforts. 
  • Perform any other job-related duties as assigned by the Vice President for Mission Advancement.

Brand Management 

  • Ensure that brand identity, messaging and marketing and communications strategy are infused in all organizational efforts (programming, development, network support).  
  • Serve as a brand steward, upholding Thornwell's brand guidelines to ensure brand consistency across all touchpoints of the organization

Content Strategy and Management 

  • Lead the development of online content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action. Decide who, where, and when to disseminate in coordination with the Vice President for Mission Advancement and the Advancement Officers for each state.
  • Oversee the development, design, distribution, and maintenance of high-quality print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to the annual report, brochures, presentations, newsletters, and reports.
  • Lead the strategy and generation of engaging digital content for Thornwell's website, social media, and email and direct mail fundraising and awareness campaigns that lead to measurable action. 

Public Relations and Mission Advocacy

  • Develop and manage all media relationships.
  • Lead in Public Relations and mission advocacy efforts. 
  • Identify trends, monitor current events and influencers to identify opportunities for Thornwell in which to engage.
  • Guide the strategy on media outreach, including messaging in press releases, the creation of press kits and materials, interview preparation, and responses to media inquiries and needs. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Five to ten years of professional experience, including leading the marketing and communications, marketing, social media, and public relations activities as well as 3-5 years of experience working in the non-profit sector.
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the successful development and execution of marketing, awareness and fundraising campaigns, as well as communications and public relations activities. 
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of online and print collateral and publications. 
  • Proven track record in developing a broad spectrum of proactive media relations campaigns and demonstrated an ability to communicate effectively to diverse audiences. 
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams. 
  • Excellent written, verbal, oral and interpersonal skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team. 
  • Flexible and a self-starter; able to manage multiple concurrent projects while also being highly detail-oriented with an attention to quality. 
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and desire to "manage by influence". Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups and serve as a unifying force with the Vice President of Mission Advancement, Advancement Officers for each state, other staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.
  • Demonstrated experience in graphic design including proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Adobe Creative Suite software such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop (preferred but not required) and others.
  • Self-starter, organized, and a team player. Must have the ability and enjoys taking the initiative, plan, prioritize and execute the completion of projects in a fast-paced environment. An implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
  • Clear, concise and compelling writing style required with good verbal communication/presentation and interpersonal skills; close attention to detail; strong strategic, analytic and organizational skills. Ability to position communication discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully creating direct mail and email campaigns, printing press supervision, and mail-house management.
  • Demonstrates strong work ethic and moral standards.
  • Must have a strong commitment to serving children and families with a non-profit Christian ministry.


Working Conditions

Works in an office setting with occasional travel. Uses office equipment including computers. May sit for extended periods of time. Required to work daytime, and occasional evening and weekend hours (with some overnight travel). Required to use a personal car and will be reimbursed at the agency standard rate.


Thornwell is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit religious organization affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and prefers to employ individuals who are Christians and who possess a Christian commitment, as well as concern, for children and families in need.


Employee Acknowledgement


This job description applies to my work with Thornwell.  My supervisor has given me a copy and reviewed it with me. This job description is not a contract for employment.


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Director of Major Gifs (Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Charleston)

Director of MAJOR GIFTS

Director of Major Gifts

Position: Director of Major Gifts

Reports To:  Chief Development Officer (CDO)

Positions Supervised: None

Minimum Educational Experience: Bachelor’s degree required.

Minimum Experience: 5+ years fundraising experience in major gifts strongly preferred.

Required Licenses or Certifications: None


  • Proven fundraising track record with experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding high level donors.
  • Comfortable researching and analyzing large groups of data to uncover major giving prospects.
  • Ability to demonstrate drive, confidence and an ownership mentality.
  • Ability to emotionally and colorfully describe the incredible work done by ABVI.
  • Self-disciplined, able to prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines, strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer technology including applications for project and data management and electronic calendars (Bloomerang (or comparable donor database), Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook preferred). Ability to quickly learn software specific to the department or institution.
  • Strong written (including proof reading and editing) and oral communication skills, including the ability to briefly summarize the essence of issues and means to address them. Use appropriate grammar in verbal or written form.
  • Sound judgment and discretion in handling and securing confidential information as well as the ability to conduct oneself in a highly professional manner.
  • Flexibility to work as part of a team or independently to meet goals in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Self-directed to act and resolve issues.

Core Values: All employees are expected to exemplify the core values of ABVI. The core values are: 1. Mission First; 2. Courageously Innovative; 3. Work Smart; 4. Culture of Discipline and 5. Accountability.

Responsibilities:  Include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a frontline fundraiser.
  • Develop and maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors capable of giving significant contributions to ABVI.
  • Develop and implement management strategies and approaches aimed at advancing donors into higher levels of giving and ultimately planned gifts.
  • Steward donors who have already made contributions to ABVI.
  • Build relationships with donors and ensure all major giving donors receive appropriate, consistent recognition and an accounting of the impact of their gift on the organization.
  • Creatively think of ways to connect with each major gift donor and celebrate them in unique ways.
  • Prospect by doing research and making phone calls to donors and financial advisors to develop a pipeline of long-term support.
  • Produce high quality proposals, reports and other cultivation, solicitation and stewardship materials as needed.
  • Enter and track all donor interactions and deadlines in Bloomerang.
  • Take the lead on any capital campaigns and act as the liaison between the CDO/CEO and any third-party consultants.
  • Take the lead on planning events to celebrate major gift donors as well as friendraising events to cultivate new donors.
  • Work and travel with staff to plan and conduct outreach, visits, presentations and events as needed.
  • Work with staff to have major gift prospects at all events.
  • Work with CDO to plan events for major gift donors and major gift prospects.
  • Present regular updates to CDO and CEO on status of donors in cycle, major gift to-date, etc.

FLSA Status: Exempt. 37.5 hours per week (fulltime), with additional hours requiring prior approval of supervisor.

Compensation and Benefits: Competitive salary based on candidate’s experience. Benefits include health insurance, a short-term disability policy, a 3% IRA 3% match and a flex PTO policy.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer.

Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services (Wingate University)

assistant Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services

 Wingate University

Position Description


Position Title: Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private, comprehensive institution offering students active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery, faith development, and community service. Wingate University is a residential university with a liberal arts core located near Charlotte, North Carolina. More information about the university may be found on our website:


Basic Function:

The Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services manages all aspects of the University’s donor database, in coordination with team members and other departments. The position also works directly with donors, cultivating and stewarding relationships.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all aspects of Advancement database, Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT, including
  • Support the Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services with Advancement Services operations to ensure team is striving towards best practices with clean, updated data, proper gift entry protocol, and policies and
  • Assist with stewardship, recognition, education, and communication efforts for all donors, giving circles, and societies including but not limited to Annual Fund, Wingate Society, endowed scholarships, designated endowments, Board of Visitors, major gifts, campaign support, Leadership in Loyalty Society, and Legacy
  • Assist the Director with the stewardship process of endowed scholarship donors including recognition, student correspondence and participation related to the Scholarship Luncheon, financial and biographical reports, and scholarship agreements.
  • Enhance the acknowledgement process for all gift ranges giving particular emphasis to strategies for retaining first-time
  • Manage and promote consecutive annual giving and recognition in the Leadership in Loyalty Circle and Jerry E. McGee
  • Work with the Director and advancement officers to create and execute stewardship plans for individual donors while executing post-gifting activities to support the donor during the stewardship phase of the donor cycle and to strengthen donor

  • Manage the input of accurate donor records in the University databases using the suite of research, information and data management programs and services available to best steward and build relations with our
  • Attend scheduled and called Advancement meetings.
  • Participate in various training mediums to remain current in the Advancement
  • Assume other Advancement duties as may be


Professional Competencies:

  • Balances Stakeholders
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Customer Focus
  • Drives Engagement
  • Optimizes Work Processes


Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years of experience using a donor database, Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Managerial abilities, analytical skills, flexibility, creativity in problem solving
  • Skill in written and verbal communications
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work with University staff, faculty, students, donors, and the general public


Starting salary range commensurate with experience: $40,000-$50,000


For additional information and consideration contact PMA Consulting, LLC. Application materials consist of a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references and may be submitted via email to


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Wingate University abides by all federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age (over 40), sex, marital status or physical handicap, except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists. Wingate University is committed to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Wingate University expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Development Specialist (YMCA of Greenville)



Development Specialist

Job Locations US-SC-Simpsonville

Branch: GHS

Full Time

# of openings: 1


The YMCA of Greenville is seeking a cause-driven leader who desires to make a major impact in the community to join our team as a Development Specialist. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to help advance the mission of the YMCA in a committed and supportive community!



The YMCA of Greenville is a dynamic and rapidly growing association that seeks to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Development Specialist provides leadership to their respective branch in developing and implementing the YMCA of Greenville’s philanthropic plan, and raising funds to positively impact our programs and communities. The Development Specialist works directly with Branch Executive Directors and Membership leadership in building branch and departmental staff support of member, community, and corporate donation cultivation while exemplifying a spirit of unified mission, gratitude, and responsible stewardship.   



Greenville, S.C. is 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Mountains and three hours from the Carolina beaches and Charleston. The YMCA of Greenville encompasses eight strategically located branches, with our Metro Office situated near Greenville’s vibrant downtown, which has been ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine.


  • Develop and implement the Annual Campaign plan for the Branch according to directives from the Director of Annual Giving; communicate plan and action steps to branch leaders and departmental staff
  • Guide branch staff and volunteers in donor solicitation and other roles as required for successful fundraising efforts; coordinate campaign communication efforts to ensure consistent messaging from all branches.
  • Assist branch Membership leadership to engage members; move individual, family, and corporate members from casual to committed, transitioning them from volunteers to donors.
  • Partner with branch Membership leaders with family and corporate membership recruitment as part of a “Membership-Development Sales Team.”
  • Use Moves Management and other data systems to record donor, volunteer, and financial data in a timely manner
  • Responsible for
  • making a minimum of 10 donor solicitations each month
  • making a minimum of 30 intentional contacts monthly that move the prospect solicitation forward in a purposeful way
  • making a minimum of 4 new contacts/discovery calls each month
  • Personally responsible for cultivating 10 major gift relationships of $5,000 each or more annually, respecting and following supervisor and branch leadership directives and policies as well as fellow development specialist previously established relationships
  • Responsible for own donor correspondence (letters, emails, thank you notes, annual giving statements, etc), handled with the utmost professionalism and in a timely manner.
  • Act as Event Coordinator for assigned branch Annual Campaign initiatives
  • Lead branch-specific grant research and writing according to supervisor and branch leadership directives and with necessary/appropriate approval
  • Assist with a minimum of 3 endowment visits with the Endowment Director each month
  • Assist Branch Executive with Advisory Board Governance and Recruitment
  • Will intentionally and continuously strive to promote an organizational culture that advances practices and policies which value diversity, strengthen inclusion, and build global community in the US and abroad.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum five (5) years of demonstrated experience in fundraising, sales, and/or marketing
  • Must have demonstrated grants planning, research, and writing experience
  • Must possess demonstrated interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Must have advanced proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Demonstrated project coordination/management experience and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Must possess a high-level of attention-to-detail
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and stress
  • Must possess a high energy level and a positive attitude that represents the values and expectations of the YMCA
  • Must be familiar with and committed to the mission of the Y




  • Ability to speak two or more languages preferred


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