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Easterseals Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore - Vice President of Development

Posted: 9/25/2022

Salary Range: $140,000 - $180,000


Position Summary


The Vice President of Development is responsible for development, management and execution of the comprehensive development program, including individual and corporate contributions, foundations, government grants, special events, planned giving and capital projects or campaigns, as needed. The Vice President understands and articulates the needs of the organization for contributions to support the strategic growth and matches those needs to donors.  As a member of the Senior Management Team, he/she offers clear direction to the organization in order to provide the highest quality service possible. Reports to President/CEO.

Essential Functions

  • Develops and executes a strategic plan for comprehensive development that supports the planned growth of the organization
    • Participates in related networks; maintains effective relationship with national and local entities.
    • Understands, analyzes and applies external and internal factors to goal setting
    • Sets overarching strategic goals and strategy to increase number of donors and contributions based on the organization’s needs 
    • Applies national and local benchmarks in setting performance measures
    • Participates on the business development strategy team
    • Involves all stakeholders in developing the plan

  • Provides leadership for the Development Department; serves as a member of the Senior Management Team
    • Hires, coaches and leads staff, assuring needed competencies
    • Understands best practices and provides appropriate policies and procedures
    • Prepares, manages and executes Development’s annual plan and budget
    • Understands the workflow and assures it is efficient and staffed
    • Oversees the development of campaign collateral
    • Tracks progress and adjusts the plan as needed
    • Arranges for appropriate reports assuring accuracy and timeliness
    • Oversees the execution of the corporate/foundation, individual giving and planned giving strategies
    • Oversees the government grants and community federated campaigns
    • Manages the various funds which are part of the endowment fund, including the Bill Adami Innovation Fund.

  • Coordinates the preparation and execution of the Individual Giving (PC) program
    • Prepares a gift table including specific identified prospects for each giving
    • Leads the process to set prospect/donor goals and cultivation plans
    • Qualifies a sufficient number of prospects to achieve the plan
    • Tracks and analyzes results and revises the plan as necessary to achieve the goals

  • Leads the organization’s Planned Giving Program
    • Collaborate with National Office to implement the Network Planned Giving Program
    • Researches, identifies and contacts planned giving prospects
    • Prepares proposals and marketing materials related to planned giving
    • Maintain relationships with existing donors and educates on planned giving
    • Educates development staff and potential prospects on estate planning, wills, trust and estate and gift laws to promote planned giving

  • Leads the activities of the Capital Campaign (as needed)
    • Identify campaign volunteer leadership
    • Establish Capital Campaign Steering Committee
    • Provide staff support for the Capital Campaign Committee
    • Manage the feasibility study
    • Assure accurate record-keeping and reporting
    • Assist with relationship-building and solicitation of corporations and foundations
    • Support board volunteers and the CEO in solicitation of individuals
    • Lead the campaign effort to a successful conclusion

  • Assures meaningful engagement of volunteers in the organization
    • Works closely with the CEO and Board Development Committee on plan to connect/engage people with the organization
    • Assures appropriate staff support of Development-related committees
    • Sets goals for volunteer involvement through corporations

Results Expected

  • Increase Dollars Raised
  • Increase # of donors
  • Increase contribution level of donors
  • Improve Revenue/expense ratio

Critical Success Factors

  • Demonstrated success in fundraising
  • Knowledge of the local communities in DE and MD
  • Knowledge of Easterseals programs and services
  • Ability to ask for contributions
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Adheres to the AFP Code of Ethical Standards

Job Qualifications

Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • CFRE
  • Best practices in fundraising
  • Moves Management
  • Planned Giving techniques
  • Raisers Edge
  • Easterseals programs

Skills

  • Excellent team leadership skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and follow up
  • Ability to listen and understand what is important to donors and volunteers

Experience

  • 5-10 years fundraising experience
  • 5+ years leadership experience

Attributes

  • Good listener
  • Empathic
  • Integrity
  • Open/flexible
  • Philanthropic

How to Apply

Interest applicants should email resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to ppatone@esdel.org.

Delaware Community Foundation - Program Assistant, Grants and Events

Posted: 9/21/2022

Salary Range: $40,000 - $45,000

Background

 
The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) is a nonprofit organization focused on partnering with philanthropists to build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware. Our mission is to improve the lives of the people of Delaware by empowering and growing philanthropy through knowledge and relationships, now and in the future. The DCF is committed to building equity for all people in Delaware. We are particularly focused on the challenges of racial equity at this moment in our history.
 
At the DCF, we help people give with impact to the causes they care about and to build assets for long-term support of communities statewide. We celebrate the joy of philanthropy and honor the instinct in all of us to give back to our communities.
 
Opportunity
 
This opportunity is ideal for a person who has a passion for service, is detail oriented and enjoys hands-on program work, and is excited to contribute creatively and strategically to the DCF’s vision of expanding opportunity for all Delawareans.
 
Summary
 
The Program Assistant is a member of the community impact team, working closely with and under the supervision of the Senior Program Officer. The Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the programmatic activities of the DCF, including efforts to engage the community as well as serve donors. This position is also responsible for supporting the DCF’s grants and scholarship programs and for supporting small and large-scale organizational events. 
 
Each employee of the DCF is expected to embody and pursue the core values of the DCF including compassionate servicecreativityexcellencepassion to make a difference, an appreciation for the joy of philanthropy, and a commitment to inclusion and equity. 
 
Key Responsibilities
 
Discretionary Grant & Scholarship Programs

  • Build application processes, evaluations, reporting documents and forms in grant management system for discretionary grants programs
  • Manage all data entry in grant management system for discretionary grants programs
  • Coordinate notifications and other communications to applicants and grantees, as needed, through the grant management system
  • Run reports for committee meetings, Board reports, and as needed
  • Conduct all necessary due diligence on grant applicants and grantees
  • Enter grants for payment in PGFund, and serve as a back-up for the Finance and Operations team as needed 
  • Serve as point of contact internally and externally for Foundant technical assistance
  • Collaborate with Grant and Scholarship Coordinator on the grant management system dashboard to ensure consistency and accuracy. 
  • Provide technical support for the DCF scholarship process, as needed 
Donor Service

  • Support coordination and execution of Fundholder Convening events
  • Assist in the coordination and preparation of donor catalog that will be distributed at Fundholder Convenings and included in DonorSphere (Database for Fundholders to use for grantmaking) 
  • Support coordination of relevant community impact inputs into Salesforce, in order to provide donors with accurate and comprehensive information. 
Event Support 

  • Coordinate logistics – space or virtual options, arranging for catering, meeting materials, nametags - and generally assisting with events
  • Pull mailing lists and email lists for invitations
  • Manage event timelines, coordinating with outside vendors and other DCF staff
  • Manage event registrations
  • Draft event eblasts, web updates, and other invitations
  • Build post-event surveys
General

  • Field inquiries about technical issues (online applications from grant applicants) and inquiries about grants and events 
  • Develop and maintain calendar of community activities for possible DCF involvement
  • Support regular reporting of community impact data and activities for DCF staff, Board, and fundholders

Skills and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of administrative support experience 
  • Experience with databases and the necessary aptitude to learn the Community Foundation’s grant management system
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Skills in project management and event planning 
  • Able to successfully handle multiple tasks simultaneously 
  • Strong interpersonal skills; able to develop and manage productive relationships with colleagues, grantees and external stakeholders 
  • Self-starter and self-reliant but able to collaborate with others 


Salary and Benefits


Salary range depends on experience and education: $40,000 to $45,000. Benefits include generous Health, Vision and Dental Insurance, 403B retirement, Long-term disability, Life Insurance, Holidays, Vacation and Paid time Off.
 
How to Apply
 
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to search@delcf.org by 5:00pm on Friday, October 21, 2022. Only complete applications will be considered. All applications will be strictly confidential.
 
The Delaware Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. As part of our values, we are committed to supporting inclusion and diversity. We actively celebrate colleagues’ different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us.

Delaware Community Foundation - Program Director, Health

Posted: 9/19/2022

Salary Range
: $68,000 - $75,000


Background

 
The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) is a nonprofit organization focused on partnering with philanthropists to build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware. Our mission is to improve the lives of the people of Delaware by empowering and growing philanthropy through knowledge and relationships, now and in the future. The DCF is committed to building equity for all people in Delaware. We are particularly focused on the challenges of racial equity at this moment in our history.
 
At the DCF, we help people give with impact to the causes they care about and to build assets for long-term support of communities statewide. We celebrate the joy of philanthropy and honor the instinct in all of us to give back to our communities.
 
Opportunity
 
This is a unique opportunity for a person who has a passion for and commitment to service, demonstrated excellence in project management, and is excited to contribute creatively and strategically to the DCF’s vision of expanding opportunity for all Delawareans.
 
Position Summary
 
The Program Director, Health is a member of the DCF community impact team, working closely with the Highmark Delaware BluePrints for the Community team to ensure resources invested in the community have maximum benefit toward improving quality of life and health outcomes throughout Delaware. The Program Director is responsible for supporting the programmatic activities of the DCF with a particular emphasis on the Highmark BluePrints for the Community grant program, and efforts to engage with the community as well as serve donors. This position will regularly interface with Highmark Delaware in the oversight and delivery of the BluePrints program, and report directly to the DCF Executive Vice President, Strategic Impact, with matrixed reporting to Highmark Delaware leadership.
 
Each employee of the DCF is expected to embody and pursue the core values of the DCF including compassionate servicecreativityexcellencepassion to make a difference, an appreciation for the joy of philanthropy, and a commitment to inclusion and equity. 
 
Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary liaison and relationship manager to Highmark Delaware’s BluePrints for the Community program, a key health-related partnership.
  • Serve as strategic thought partner to Highmark on new ideas and opportunities; provide tactical support to implement.
  • Manage grant programs related to the Highmark Delaware Fund at the DCF, including the BluePrints Small, Standard and Special grant programs. Oversee administrative support provided by DCF Grant and Scholarship Coordinator.
  • Act as primary point of contact to schedule and meet with prospective grantees and assist them the application process, the content of applications, and any post-review follow-ups, to ensure the highest quality of proposals.
  • Conduct grant evaluations, provide initial recommendations to Highmark leadership, and collaboratively finalize recommendations to present to Highmark leadership, for Small, Standard, and Special grant programs.
  • Facilitate the Advisory Council review and decision-making process, including preparing summaries and recommendations for Council meeting and facilitating portion of Council meeting related to grants and decisions.
  • Manage grant partnership between BluePrints and Healthy Communities Delaware (HCD). 
  • In collaboration with DCF Grant and Scholarship Coordinator, oversee data collection and reporting efforts, and provide regular reports and analysis to Highmark leadership related to grant impact and, upon request, other data and information collected, including information related to BluePrints’ grant partnership with HCD.
  • Participate in and execute other aspects of the grantmaking lifecycle, which may include information sessions, grantee convenings, grant reviews, administrative functions, and other activities.
  • Coordinate, with DCF VP for Marketing and Communications, enhanced marketing support and amplification for related grant programs, from application stage through grant award announcements and stories of grant impact (may include workshops, press releases and events, site visits, and other convenings).
  • Oversee regular review and, as needed, revisions to content and materials related to the BluePrints grants programs.
  • Grow and sustain productive relationships with community leaders and organizations on behalf of the DCF and BluePrints.
Responsibilities and priorities may be added or removed from time to time.
 
Skills and Competencies
  • Proven project management skills – from conception to design to implementation;
  • Excellent communication skills, including speaking and writing;
  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and problem solving;
  • Experience with engaging and building strong relationships with business and community leaders;
  • Five years of relevant experience, at least in part with nonprofit or community-focused organizations;
  • Experience in Delaware, and knowledge of Delaware communities and needs;
  • Commitment to and experience with collaboration, teamwork and personal growth;
  • Commitment to philanthropy and the mission and values of the DCF, Highmark BluePrints for the Community, and Healthy Communities Delaware;
  • Attention to detail and an ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 

 
Salary and Benefits
 
Salary range depends on experience and education: $68,000 to $75,000. Benefits include generous Health, Vision and Dental Insurance, 403B retirement, Long-term disability, Life Insurance, Holidays, Vacation and Paid time Off.
 
How to Apply
 
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample that demonstrates your skills and competencies, and three references to search@delcf.org by 5:00pm on Sunday, October 23, 2022. Only complete applications will be considered. All applications will be strictly confidential.
 
The Delaware Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. As part of our values, we are committed to supporting inclusion and diversity. We actively celebrate colleagues’ different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us.

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr - Director of Advancement

Posted: 9/15/2022

Salary Range
: $110,000 - $120,000


Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (PA) seeks an experienced and dynamic Director of Advancement (DOA). Successful candidates will have experience as collaborative and strategic leaders, managers, and fundraisers; strong relationship building skills; significant campaign experience; and a deep commitment to education and the Sacred Heart tradition. 

Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr (PA) is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay-owned and governed since 1969. The School serves approximately 200 students in kindergarten through twelfth-grade.

The DOA reports to the Head of School, manages a three-person staff, works closely with the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees, and serves on the School’s seven-member senior leadership team. The DOA creates and implements all aspects of the stewardship and fundraising program, including the annual fund, major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, special events, and alumnae relations to support the School’s strategic vision and to cultivate a culture of philanthropy and gratitude across all constituencies. 

The next DOA will demonstrate a proven track record in high-level fundraising with a focus on individual giving and major gifts; excellent understanding of principles and techniques of development, including endowment; experience in the design and implementation of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies; and a minimum of five years of experience directing institutional development programs in a mission-driven context. This is an essential and highly visible role in the School’s leadership.  Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic, and impeccable organizational skills are key.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Formulate and oversee a comprehensive development program in consultation with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the Advancement Office (AO) with focus on fundraising, event planning (both in-person and virtual), and alumnae relations 
  • Developing and overseeing AO policies and procedures as well as providing oversight for the AO database (Raiser’s Edge) and internal systems for gift processing
  • Manage, mentor, and provide constructive and timely feedback to direct reports - Assistant Director for Annual Giving, Alumnae Relations Coordinator, and Database Administrator -  and guide AO volunteers
  • Provide direction and support to the Head of School in fulfilling her advancement responsibilities.
  • Oversee the Annual Fund including educating volunteers, coordinating communications, and managing other related activities
  • Serve as the director for any capital and major gift campaigns
  • Lead the School’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) Programs in collaboration with trustees and other community members
  • Cultivate and solicit major gift prospects personally and work closely with the Head of School, trustees, and volunteers, supporting them in all their fundraising responsibilities and accompanying them on donor visits when appropriate
  • Act as the staff liaison to the Advancement Committee of the Board of Trustees, including the organization of fundraising and stewardship training for the Board
  • Provide data, analysis of advancement program results and projections, and recommendations to school leadership and the Board of Trustees
  • Coordinate the design and publication of the Annual Report
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the senior leadership team in order to advance the mission and priorities of the School
  • Collaborate on marketing and communication initiatives to expand and enhance the school’s visibility and reputation, including collaborative work on the School’s publications
  • Oversee and collaborate with the Parents’ Association
  • Remain current with advancement trends and cultivate professional standards and development by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining professional networks, and participating in local, regional, and national professional organizations
  • Participate in Development sessions offered by the Sacred Heart Network
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in nonprofit management or CFRE certification preferred
  • At least 10 to 15 years of relevant experience in an advancement office with a considerable portion of those years leading advancement programs, managing staff members, and spearheading a capital campaign(s); in an educational environment preferred
  • Direct experience and proven success in building relationships, directly soliciting and closing major gifts, leading a capital campaign, and managing a portfolio of major gift prospects, individually and as part of a team
  • Leadership experience with managing and motivating staff members and volunteers
  • Willingness to be part of a collaborative environment and to work closely with colleagues, board members, alumnae, and parents
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work with all School constituents with a professional and empathetic approach while maintaining strict confidentiality
  • Superior communication skills both written and spoken with strong interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills
  • Solid knowledge of various social media platforms and the ability to use social media to promote philanthropy and fundraising efforts.
  • Strategic thinker with a “can-do” style
  • Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor
  • Eagerness to contribute positively to the Sacred Heart Academy community and uphold its Mission including a commitment to the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria.
  • Commitment to the diversity, equity, and inclusion work at the School
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising data software and database management software
  • Must be willing and able to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Experience with grant writing preferred 

How to Apply
 
Please send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, resume, and name/contact information for three professional references to admin.opening@shabrynmawr.org. Please include the position title, Director of Advancement (DOA), in the subject line. 
 
Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is part of a national network of 25 independent schools located in North America which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 150+ Sacred Heart schools around the world providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, service opportunities, and use of the SophieConnect Network. Sacred Heart Academy is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) and a member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). 
 
To learn more about Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr, please visit https://www.shabrynmawr.org/
 
Sacred Heart Academy educates college-bound women by cultivating their self-confidence, guiding them to realize their personal and scholastic potential and their responsibility to others, and by preparing them to meet life’s challenges - all within an academic and religiously diverse community that focuses on spiritual values and the individual student.
 
Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr commits itself to educate to the Five Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education which unify us with the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.
 
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Choir School of Delaware - Latino Family Services Coordinator

Posted: 8/27/2022

Salary Range: $52,000-$55,000

The Latino Family Services Coordinator is an advocate for Choir School students and their families. The individual serving in this position must be bilingual in Spanish and English. The Family Services Coordinator will build and maintain partnerships with the Latino community and local schools; garner resources to benefit students and families; and recruit Spanish-speaking volunteers. This position is grant funded. 
 
Qualifications
 
Minimum Education/Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university with 15 college credits with at least 3 credits in child development/learning, environment/curriculum, social-emotional development, observation/assessment; and one three credit elective in school age
  • Experience in education, social services and populations experiencing systematic barriers to success
  • Experience with administrative duties, budgeting, community or family engagement, supervision, and curriculum development experience is preferred
  • Licensed or eligible for Child Care Administrator license or DE State Teaching Certificate
  • Candidate must pass all background and reference checks. 

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Strong organizational, communication, public relations and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Google Workspace and other computer applications
  • Ability to make presentations and facilitate meetings with people of various skill levels and diverse backgrounds
  • Knowledge of national standards recommended for out-of-school time programs
  • Working knowledge of program requirements, grant development experience, program evaluation desired

Latino/a/x Community Outreach

  • Represent the Choir School of Delaware in the Latino community
  • Research organizations and events integral to the Latino community where the Choir School should have a presence in order to truly become a valued asset of the community
  • Assist the Choir School in publicizing information in Spanish, such as articles or advertising in Hoy en Delaware
  • Recruit students from the Latino community to attend the Choir School
  • Recruit students from the Latino community to attend the Choir School
  • Recruit Spanish-speaking volunteers to work with students in the after-school program
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience

  • Three (3) years of program management and/or related work experience 

Out-of-School Time Program Management

  • Manage attendance, database of students, transportation, data collection, and registration
  • Collaborate with schools, families and other partners to provide quality services
  • Coordinate student needs with staff and supporting agencies and services
  • Assist with compilation, completion and submission of reports to program funders
  • Maintain ongoing written evaluation of the program to share with funders
  • Promote positive, collaborative relationships with students’ families
  • Prepare and ensure completion of outreach materials and distribution of program information
  • Maintain routine contact with principals, teachers, after school staff and volunteers to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities for collaboration
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary and Benefits

  • Salary range $52,000-$55,000
  • Benefits include medical, dental, vision plus life insurance, 10 personal days, and 6 weeks paid school holidays (e.g., spring break, summer break, winter break)

How to Apply
 
Please send resume, cover letter and two letters of reference to careers@choirschoolofdelaware.org.

Delaware Nature Society - Director of Advancement

Posted: 8/12/2022

Salary Range: $85,000-$90,000


Delaware Nature Society (DelNature), a state affiliate for the National Wildlife Federation, has been a leading environmental nonprofit organization in the region, working to protect the environment and connect people to nature for more than half a century. DelNature’s mission is to connect people with the natural world to improve the environment through education, conservation, and advocacy. By providing the tools for communities to take action and promote the health of the environment through land preservation, wildlife protection, and watershed stewardship, DelNature envisions a healthy and sustainable environment for all.
 
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Advancement is a Senior Leadership Team member responsible for leading and managing fundraising, events, and marketing on behalf of the organization. As the lead fundraiser, the Director of Advancement provides strategy and direct procurement of gifts, with an emphasis on major gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, state/government agency grants, and bequests. From the Annual Fund and Membership campaigns - to event sponsorship, planned giving, and major gifts - the Director of Advancement leads the goal setting and fulfillment with support of the Development and Marketing Team, Executive Director, and other leadership team members.
 
Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of 10 years of advancement and direct fundraising experience with demonstrated success in securing and soliciting individual gifts, grants, and sponsorships. Must have proven success designing and implementing strategic and innovative plans to grow awareness, increase fundraising, and exceed goals. The ideal candidate will be a team player with exceptional communication skills to express orally and in writing compelling messaging about DelNature and its programs. The successful candidate will have a commitment to DelNature’s mission and a genuine passion for the environment with a desire to gain a working understanding of the organization’s history, culture, and philanthropic networks. Bachelor’s degree required. Must be willing and able to work some nights, weekends, and travel when necessary.
 
For a complete position description, listing of qualifications, and additional information on Delaware Nature Society visit our website at www.lambertassoc.com.
 
Qualified candidates may send resume to:
 
Marie O’Riordan
Lambert & Associates
222 S Manoa Road, Suite 201
Havertown, PA 19083
moriordan@lambertassoc.com

The Grand Opera House, Inc. - Director of Community Engagement

Posted: 8/11/2022

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

Job Summary
 
The Director of Community Engagement creates a variety of engaging on-site opportunities that welcome each and every community member to experience The Grand and its programs. The Director further makes instrumental connections outside our buildings for cultural enrichment and education. This position contributes to The Grand’s mission and vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility with a commitment to increase awareness, broaden public participation, and deepen support.
 
Job Responsibilities
 
The Director supervises two staff: Community Events Manager and Education Manager, providing guidance and support to strengthen and expand our CE work and impact. This position has responsibility (either direct or oversight) for educational and youth/family programming, community events and partnerships, artist engagement, residencies, and showcases. The Director services, strengthens, and evaluates existing programs, and also develops new opportunities in response to community needs. In addition, this role will develop and manage several Grand community-facing efforts, including student internships and on-site learning, and engage the Grand Trustees in volunteer opportunities.
 
The Community Engagement department works collaboratively with all Grand team members to maintain a positive work environment and create meaningful experiences for participants and guests. This position requires skill sets in programming and program development, budget development and tracking, relationship management, contract administration, event planning and logistics, ticketing and reservations, marketing, evaluations and assessments, funding opportunities and reports. 
 
Job Requirements
 
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about working in a creative and fast-paced environment. They will demonstrate a passion for the arts and arts education, with the capacity to deal with a wide variety of stakeholders, to communicate and engage effectively with diverse populations, and to practice strong interpersonal skills including listening, patience, and empathy. They must be able to prioritize tasks, follow consistent routines, and possess the following proficiencies:

  • Entrepreneurial and creative thinking and initiative
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport, relate well to people, and be appreciative of diverse perspectives
  • Exceptional ability to understand and respond to community/artist needs and expectations
  • Ability to work well both within a team environment and independently
  • Highly effective and persuasive communicator with strong negotiating skills
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills, including accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, especially under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet strict deadlines
  • Commitment to the organization’s initiatives regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Availability to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and occasional holidays

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to Teresa Crawford, HR Manager, at tcrawford@grandopera.org. Please, no phone calls.

Delaware Community Foundation - Philanthropy Officer

Posted: 8/9/2022

Salary Range: $68,000 - $82,000

Background: The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) is a nonprofit organization focused on partnering with philanthropists to build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware. Our mission is to improve the lives of the people of Delaware by empowering and growing philanthropy through knowledge and relationships, now and in the future.
 
At the DCF, we help people give with impact to the causes they care about and to build assets for long-term support of communities statewide. We celebrate the joy of philanthropy and honor the instinct in all of us to give back to our communities. 
 
Opportunity: The DCF seeks an enthusiastic, experienced fundraiser to join our organization as Philanthropy Officer. This individual will have a key role in identifying, stewarding and soliciting donors to support an exciting period of expansion and growth for the DCF. The ideal candidate is a seasoned development professional who is passionate about connecting donors with important issues affecting Delaware, and who will successfully work with the Philanthropic Services team to increase the impact of philanthropy throughout the state. They must also exemplify the DCF’s commitment to excellent donor service and inspire fulfillment of our Donor Promise, to help people give with joy and confidence, throughout the entire organization.
 
Position Summary: The Philanthropy Officer is a key member of the Philanthropic Services team and, as such, supports the development strategy for the organization that aims to lead significant growth of assets, while stewarding current nonprofit fundholders, donor advised fundholders and other donors. This position will take an active role in shaping the next phase of expansion, including supporting a feasibility study and preparations for a multiyear, comprehensive fundraising campaign.  This position is based in the DCF’s Wilmington headquarters. DCF staff are currently working in a hybrid in-office/ remote model.
 
Each employee of the DCF is expected to embody and pursue the core values of the DCF, including compassionate service, creativity, excellence, passion to make a difference, an appreciation for the joy of philanthropy, and a commitment to inclusion and equity.
 
Specific Responsibilities Include:  
 
Donor Services

  • Manage and Maintain a Caseload of Donors, including individual, organizational and nonprofit fundholders for stewardship, cultivation and solicitation of gifts to establish or grow funds at the DCF for the benefit of the community.
  • Research, identify and cultivate relationships with potential donors leading to the establishment of new funds at the DCF, primarily focusing on the geographic region above the C&D Canal.
  • Support Fundraising Campaign Planning and Development, including work in feasibility study, campaign for endowment, capacity building and other strategic philanthropy initiatives aimed at increasing the DCF scope of work and impact in our community. 
  • Collaborate with other Members of the Philanthropic Services Team to develop and achieve annual and multiyear fundraising goals to support discretionary grantmaking, special projects and other initiatives.
  • Participate in Annual and Special Fundraising Events and Activities aimed at cultivation and stewardship of donors and inspiring increased giving through our demonstrated impact in the community.
Administration

  • Coordinate and Provide Administrative Support to the Development Committee.
  • Collaborate with Donor Services Coordinator and Finance Team on fundraising reporting, analytics and metrics aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of our strategies and tactics. 
  • Collaborate with the Community Impact Team to maximize impact in the community and inspire giving.
Responsibilities and priorities may be added or removed from time to time.
 
Skills and Competencies

  • 5+ years direct fundraising experience in building and stewarding donor relationships to meet and exceed fundraising goals
  • Strong network and understanding of unique philanthropic landscape in Delaware
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Prior success working in a major gift and/or endowment campaign strongly preferred.

Salary and Benefits: Salary range depends on experience and education: $68,000-$82,000. Benefits include generous health, vision and dental insurance, 403B retirement, long-term disability, life insurance, holidays, vacation and paid time off.
 
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to search@delcf.org by 5:00 p.m. on September 7, 2022. Only complete applications will be considered. All applications will be strictly confidential.
 
The Delaware Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, religion, ethnicity, sex, marital status, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.
 

Delaware Center for Justice, Inc. - Director of Development

Posted: 8/4/2022

Salary Range
: $55,000 - $65,000


For over 100 years, the Delaware Center for Justice has been at the forefront of criminal legal systems reform in the First State. We listen, we amplify, and we act to seek justice for all Delawareans through advocacy and services. DCJ seeks a dynamic professional to take our fund development program to the next level as our Director of Development. This position will:

  • Serve as DCJ’s Major Gifts Officer by building relationships with mid- and high-capacity donors through regular, warm contact, leading up to and making the ask for an appropriate gift.
  • Steward a portfolio of current and prospective donors, conducting regular wealth screenings and maintaining current records of all contacts in the agency’s donor database.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director and the Director of Communications & Engagement to develop and implement a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that centers the justice-impacted community and aligns with our mission.
  • Engage the Executive Director and other staff members to assist with donor contacts whenever appropriate.
  • Coordinate the agency’s fundraising communications in conjunction with the Director of Communications & Engagement, including the agency’s annual giving campaign.
  • Facilitate the fundraising efforts of board members and development volunteers.
  • Conduct prospect research on foundations and corporations to find new funding opportunities and advise the Executive Director of the availability of same.
  • Work with the leadership team to ensure proper stewardship of and reporting on grant funds.
  • Lead the planning of special events, including the identification and pursuit of sponsors.
  • Perform other duties as identified by the Executive Director.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Fundraising experience, communications, public relations, community organizing, and/or advocacy experience preferred.
  • Evidence of successful relationship building at all levels. 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Comfort working in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Basic computer skills, including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint, Teams, and donor databases, as well as Zoom/Skype and other distance meeting resources; must possess a willingness to learn about and use new tools as they become available. Social media proficiency a must.
  • Ability to multitask and work both independently and with supervision, on-site and remotely.
  • Embrace an understanding of justice involvement that acknowledges the impact of institutional racism and the systemic oppression of BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ people; must share the belief that people can change in positive ways.
  • Must have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter with a positive attitude, with a good sense of humor.
  • Strong team building, communication, organization, and writing skills are essential. 
  • Access to reliable transportation for travel to donor meetings throughout Delaware. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a resume with cover letter to dbever@dcjustice.org.