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Delaware Children’s Museum - Director of Development

Posted: 1/23/2020

 
The Delaware Children’s Museum (DCM) is the only children’s museum in the First State.  Since opening in 2010, the DCM has welcomed almost 1 million visitors through our doors.  We are a museum of first experiences with eight, permanent exhibits; creative, hands on, educational programming; and fun, special events.  Guided by the DCM’s strategic plan, we will increase contributed and earned revenue opportunities, outreach efforts, business development, and all sustainability measures.  The DCM is both a special and unique place to visit and to work!    
 
A member of the Association of Children’s Museums, the DCM is a novel destination, attracting local families, regional tourists, school and camp field trips.  The DCM aids in enhancing Wilmington’s quality of life and is a celebrated cornerstone of Wilmington’s rapidly growing Riverfront.  We strive to be a community resource for all, highlighting process-driven, informal, early learning and purposeful play.  We seek to broaden our impact in our state and beyond.    
 
Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Development is responsible for leading, growing, and executing development efforts in order to keep pace with the intentions of the museum's strategic development plan. The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director, board, and staff to grow the museum’s base of support, particularly from individual donors, small businesses, and our corporate community. 

The Director of Development is supported by DCM’s Executive Director, Board & Staff; and will develop and sustain new and existing relationships with DCM stakeholders, including but not limited to:  individuals, private foundations, local businesses and professional leaders, other non-profits, elected officials, and other community leaders. The Director of Development will develop and execute a strategic work plan for fund development, including a calendar, budget, and initiatives for engaging the full Board in implementing the work plan collaboratively with staff.  He/she is also responsible for overseeing and executing the board approved development plan and periodic refreshment of the overall Case for Support, Case Statements for key program areas, and other fund-raising related communications in concert with the strategic marketing plan.  He/she oversees the development of gift acceptance policies, establishes and maintains the department's reporting practices, including tracking of sources and uses of funds, designs and ensures execution of donor recognition, including stewardship protocols and practices, and leads communications with and training of the Board. The Director of Development will oversee and execute Donor Fundraising, Events, Grants, and a strategy to cultivate, increase and maintain contacts with both new prospects and donors.  He/she will also manage, support, and coordinate contracted grant writing team/s.  Evening, holiday and weekend work is required.  Some travel may be necessary.  

Desired Professional & Technical Experience:

  • 5-7 years professional development experience 
  • Seasoned relationship builder 
  • Knowledge of Delaware and Delaware’s philanthropic landscape a plus
  • Current, working relationships with local and regional foundations and businesses 
  • Existing relationships with community and industry leaders 
  • Hands on experience with creation of comprehensive development plan including major gifts, capital campaigns, and planned & individual giving programs
  • Successful track record in securing sponsorships, gifts, and grants in the $25,000+ range
  • Experience managing an individual giving, foundation and corporate grants program
  • In-depth knowledge of fundraising strategies 
  • Excellent written & verbal communication, organization, interpersonal, leadership skills 
  • Ability to track and meet deadlines, schedule and complete multiple short-term and long-term tasks
  • Experience working with Board Development Committee and Boards  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software 
  • Experience using fundraising and/or contact management software such as Blackbaud
Education:

  • Bachelor's degree  
  • CFRE certification a plus
Successful Candidate Characteristics: 

  • Self-starter, self-manager, salesperson, team player & people person
  • Quick study, flexible, resourceful, self-sufficient, detail oriented, collaborative, innovative, persistent, disciplined, problem-solver, polite, positive, patient

How to Apply:

Please submit 3 references with contact informationsalary requirement, and a writing sample with cover letter and resume to: Jen Bush, Executive Director,
j
bush@delawarechildrensmuseum.org.

No phone calls, please.  

Nemours Children's Health System - Development Associate

Posted: 1/23/2020
 

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 
 
The Nemours Development Associate serves as an integral part of the development team and is primarily responsible for developing and leading fundraising initiatives that increase awareness, promote engagement and drive significant revenue to support the mission and long term growth of Nemours.
 
The Development Associate builds relationships with clinical partners and team members as well as individuals and organizations in the community to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors who support the organization.
 
Essential functions of the role include:

  • Ability to relate and build relationships at all levels with stakeholders both inside and outside the organization.
  • Work effectively with physicians, hospital leadership, volunteers, prospects and donors to understand and align organization needs and priorities with donor intent.
  • Collaborate with Fund leadership and members of the development team to create and implement a fundraising strategy that results in five, six and seven-figure gifts to the organization.
  • Participate actively in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of medium-high net worth individuals to achieve leadership gifts for Nemours strategic priorities.
  • Collaborate with Donor Relations, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Community Liaisons and other Major Gift Associates as appropriate to drive results.
Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree and five or more years of fundraising experience is necessary in this role.
  • Experience with major gift fundraising strongly preferred.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
 
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://nemours.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/careers_at_nemours/job/Wilmington-DE/Development-Associate_29251

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library - Philanthropy Assistant

Posted: 1/13/2020


Job Responsibilities:
 
This position will support the development efforts of the Major Gifts Department in advancing, creating and sustaining long-term relationships with major donors and key stakeholders. This position will directly interact with working groups and donors to advance department goals and initiatives through both verbal and written correspondence. This position will be responsible for maintaining Winterthur’s capital campaign gifts and budget. Prepare and monitor the annual division budget including processing gift batches, managing donor receipt log in a timely manner, and drafting and mailing donor receipt correspondence acknowledgement letters and presentation materials. Proof and prepare letters for Director’s signature. Print small to mid-sized mailings, including solicitation of active, former, honorary, and emeriti trustees. Accurately input and maintain constituent database including notes, actions, and related progress reports.
 
Update Raiser’s Edge constituent records. Conduct database training for new staff as needed. Prepare division reports as needed. Prepare and/or oversee purchase orders for all division supplies and materials. Provide primary administrative support for Donor Society groups. Produce renewal, solicitation and stewardship letters. Answer phones and field questions from donors and trustees. Administrative duties as requested by the Director of Major Gifts.
 
Job Requirements:

  • Minimum Experience: 2-3 years working in a development or non-profit office
  • Minimum Education: College Degree
Knowledge/Skills:
  • Proven experience with Donor Management Software applications
  • Preferably experience working with Raiser’s Edge
  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communications skills including oral, written, and listening
  • Self-managed with proven skills to use initiative and time management to prioritize work and deliver results
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment that requires juggling multiple activities and priorities with tight deadlines and meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Able to work independently as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team

Compensation: $32,000-$38,000

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@winterthur.org
 

Downtown Visions - Development Manager

Posted: 1/9/2020

Downtown Visions, Wilmington’s Downtown Business Improvement District, seeks a dynamic, energetic, experienced professional to serve as its Development Manager. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Development Manager’s responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement strategies to raise funds for Downtown Visions in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner.
  • Research grant opportunities and pursue grants funding.
  • Facilitate an annual campaign.
  • Identify other fundraising opportunities.
  • Be the main point of contact for individual donors, private foundations, corporations and the media.

Educational and Experience Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • A bachelor's degree in communications, English, professional writing or similar major is preferred.
  • Outstanding presentation, research and writing skills.
  • A minimum of three years’ professional experience.  This experience should include foundation research, grant writing, donor relationships and participation in an annual campaign.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology: Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and fundraising or donor management software. 

How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Loshawn Maxwell at lmaxwell@downtownvisions.org.
 
 

Penn State Lehigh Valley - Director of Campus Development

Posted: 1/2/2020
 

As a member of Penn State's Office of University Development, you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country and contribute to the land-grant mission and future of Penn State. A frontline fundraiser is needed to engage alumni and friends in supporting Penn State Lehigh Valley, a Commonwealth Campus of about 900 students. Penn State Lehigh Valley offers nine baccalaureate degree programs that can be completed at the campus. Students may also begin their first two years of course work for over 275 Penn State majors and finish their program at another Penn State campus. Penn State and its Office of University Development is seeking a Director of Campus Development for the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Located in Centre Valley, PA this position reports directly to the Executive Director of Development at Penn State University Park and has a close working relationship with the Chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley. The person in this post will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to all aspects of the advancement and development programs at the Lehigh Valley campus. The Director is responsible for developing annual fund-raising goal-setting plans, as well as campaign plans and directing related activities in support of these goals and objectives. The Director shall work collaboratively with leadership of the Lehigh Valley campus, as well as development and campaign committee volunteers, the campus advisory board and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. The Director will lead the campus' development efforts to successfully identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and friends in support of Penn State Lehigh Valley's fundraising goals. The Director is expected to identify and solicit gifts in the $100,000+ range, as well as annually securing 12 gifts in the $25,000 to $99,999 range. The person in this role will also grow the campus' donor base through soliciting and securing Annual Leadership Gifts ($2,500+). This individual will also work to engage department heads and faculty and cultivate loyalty to the University and the campus. It is expected that the director will complete a total of twelve (12) monthly visits (minimum) each month with prospects and donors. They will also manage the development budget.

As a member of Penn State's Office of University Development, you can play an integral role in one of the most respected and successful fundraising operations in the country and contribute to the land-grant mission and future of Penn State. A frontline fundraiser is needed to engage alumni and friends in supporting Penn State Lehigh Valley, a Commonwealth Campus of about 900 students. Penn State Lehigh Valley offers nine baccalaureate degree programs that can be completed at the campus. Students may also begin their first two years of course work for over 275 Penn State majors and finish their program at another Penn State campus.

Penn State and its Office of University Development is seeking a Director of Campus Development for the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus. Located in Centre Valley, PA this position reports directly to the Executive Director of Development at Penn State University Park and has a close working relationship with the Chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley. The person in this post will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to all aspects of the advancement and development programs at the Lehigh Valley campus. The Director is responsible for developing annual fund-raising goal-setting plans, as well as campaign plans and directing related activities in support of these goals and objectives.

The Director shall work collaboratively with leadership of the Lehigh Valley campus, as well as development and campaign committee volunteers, the campus advisory board and central University Development staff to ensure fundraising success. The Director will lead the campus' development efforts to successfully identify, cultivate and solicit alumni and friends in support of Penn State Lehigh Valley's fundraising goals. The Director is expected to identify and solicit gifts in the $100,000+ range, as well as annually securing 12 gifts in the $25,000 to $99,999 range. The person in this role will also grow the campus' donor base through soliciting and securing Annual Leadership Gifts ($2,500+).

This individual will also work to engage department heads and faculty and cultivate loyalty to the University and the campus. It is expected that the director will complete a total of twelve (12) monthly visits (minimum) each month with prospects and donors. They will also manage the development budget for Penn State Lehigh Valley. The Director will be in charge of preparing, reviewing, editing and packaging formal development proposals. The Director shall also analyze and interpret available research data pertinent to the development of relationships with potential donors. This role requires a capacity to think and act strategically concerning the process of identification, cultivation and solicitation of annual leadership donors and major gift prospects. Those who are well organized, self-directed are encouraged to apply.

This position requires a bachelor's degree or higher, plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior development and campaign experience is preferred. The successful candidate should have a track record of success in exceeding philanthropic fundraising goals. Exemplary interpersonal and communication skills and a proven ability to self-motivate and work independently and collaboratively are integral to this post. The person selected for this post will have the ability to work as part of a team, possess a passion for higher education, have an understanding of complex institutions and also have an appreciation and understanding of working with diverse audiences and communities.

Travel is required. This position requires the Director to operate a motor vehicle as part of their job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/1759167

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Children & Families First - Chief Strategy Officer

Posted: 1/2/2020
 

The Chief Strategy Officer is responsible for the management of the agency’s strategic initiatives, including Development, Grant-writing, Government Relations, Performance & Quality Improvement (PQI) including Outcomes and associated systems, Risk Management, Policy Development, and Accreditation. This position is a member of the agency Management Team and acts as the Chief Compliance Officer. Work with the CEO and Board to develop the agency Strategic Plan, and ensure implementation of goals/objectives identified. In partnership with the CEO and Board, provide leadership on state, local, and federal government relations activities. Provide leadership and oversight of agency Development activities, including individual fundraising, special events, and PR/Marketing.Provide leadership and oversight of agency grant-writing and reporting.  Develop, manage and oversee the evolution and improvement of the Agency’s Performance Quality Improvement measurements and Compliance activities. Provide staff support for Board committees as appropriate. Manage and oversee the development, implementation and maintenance of agency procedures related to compliance, including defining organizational objectives that incorporate licensing, accreditation and other standards. Coordinate accreditation activities/responses. Provide for training to staff on compliance-related topics. Manage the internal reporting systems to identify compliance concerns/matters that may require follow-up and/or investigation. Leverage strong, effective relationships within CFF to foster a culture of ethical awareness and dedication to continuous improvement. Manage and coordinate the Agency’s incident review process. Develop external contacts and participate in professional organizations.

Bachelor’s Degree in business, human services or related field required. Master’s Degree in business, organizational development or human services desirable. Legal background and/or consulting/research experience or an equivalent combination of education, background and experience desirable. Requires demonstrated leadership experience and management skills, and knowledge of and/or experience with outcomes, HIPAA, policies relating to confidentiality and ethics as well as Performance Quality Improvement.  Knowledge of and/or experience with Development, grant-writing, and marketing with excellent writing skills, required.  Requires strong communication, collaborative, analytical, problem-solving, and strategic skills. Must be a motivated, self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritize issues and allocate resources. Strong knowledge and expertise with databases also required. Must have valid driver’s license, which meets the requirements of the agency’s insurance carrier and reliable transportation.

Full-time (37.5 hours/week) with benefits.

Résumés to: HR at Children and Families First, 809 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE 19801 /FAX 855-295-5339/ e-mail:  jobs@cffde.org.
EOE.