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AFP Connecticut Chapter Administrator

Post 12/7/2021

AFP Connecticut Chapter
Administrator Job Description

Position Scope:

The Administrator of the AFP Connecticut Chapter will oversee all clerical and administrative functions of the Chapter membership. The Administrator will support fiscal, logistical and management responsibilities for the Chapter as well as all reporting.

Location: Remote

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Work with President and Program Development Chair to create program announcements.
  2. Create and distribute program announcements and AFP updates via email.
  3. Maintain and update AFP website with program information and chapter information.
  4. Ensure AFP membership list is current and accurate and send monthly report to President.
  5. Responsible for collecting information on program registrants. Send list of program registrants to Chapter President 24 hours before the program.
  6. Respond or forward any AFP inquiries sent through AFP website.
  7. Collect data from program surveys and produce report to share with board.
  8. Create thank you emails and distribute to members post-event.
  9. Receive and process member information and changes.
  10. Coordinate AFP International information with the Chapter’s BOD.
  11. Oversee all anticipated mailings from &/or to AFPCT Chapter to members and nonmembers.
  12. Run reports through Cvent as needed.
  13. Regularly attend AFP programs and board meetings (optional, not required).
  14. Other responsibilities as needed


$25.00 per hour for approximately 20 hours of work, monthly.

Please send resume/cover letter to Adria Giordano at

Director of Fundraising and Communications

Posted 12/7/2021

Director of Fundraising and Communications
Chrysalis Center, Inc.
Hartford, CT

Chrysalis Center is looking for a dynamic Director of Fundraising and Communications who will be responsible for driving vital revenue streams, allowing the organization to achieve its mission and maximize its impact in the community. Reporting to and in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer, the Director will create and execute all fundraising, communications and marketing strategies.

This position serves as the primary staff person responsible for cultivating philanthropic giving, coordinating submission of governmental and foundation grants, promoting positive external communications encompassing print, digital and social media and serves as the spokesperson to the media and general public to position and strengthen the organization's name recognition and advance the mission of the organization.

The ideal candidate should meet the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, plus a minimum of 5 years of nonprofit development/communications experience required.
  • Not-for-profit experience
  • Experience in major gifts, grants and marketing required.
  • Excellent multi-tasking, time management and project management skills, with deadline driven results.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, creative and well-organized with a friendly, welcoming manner.
  • Ability to identify major donors and provide strategies to increase current donors to higher giving levels. Ensure major donors and holiday/special occasion solicitation in conjunction with the annual development plan; proper acknowledgement and updated database.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and has the ability to work with a diverse culture, age ranges, and represent the agency with the utmost professionalism.
  • Demonstrated record of attracting and securing significant gifts from individual donors, corporations and foundations.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budgeting and forecasting for expense and income.
  • Ability to work proactively with senior level staff, board of directors, corporations, foundations and community at large.
  • Possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license, reliable vehicle, current registration and insurance with $100,000/$300,000 limits.

Schedule Expectations

Full time salaried position of 37½ hours per week. This position is required to start early or end late and/or may include weekend activities depending on the needs of the organization.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary Range: $82,000 - $86,000 per year
  • Competitive benefits including Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, 401(k), Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, 401(k) matching

Application Process

Please submit an application via email to including:

  • Cover Letter with an expression of interest including salary requirements
  • Resume

Phone inquiries, mail or in person submissions will not be accepted.

Chrysalis Center requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to COVID-19 testing once per week.  All employees, volunteers and guests are required to wear a mask at all times within the building regardless of vaccination status.

Chrysalis Center, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Development Director

Posted 11/25/2021
Director of Development
KidsPlay Children's Museum
Torrington, CT 

Essential Function

Under the guidance of the Museum Director, the Development Director will strengthen financial sustainability of the Museum using strategies that secure and increase giving from donors.  The Development Director helps donors and prospects accomplish their philanthropic goals through a relationship with KidsPlay Children’s Museum. The Development Director will ensure that all ambassadors (Board, Staff and Museum Director) have what they need to be successful in their efforts to increase financial resources.


Essential Duties

  • Articulate the Museum’s impact for funders in written and oral communications.
  • Participate in the implementation of the Fundraising Plan that includes an annual appeal, a major gifts program, events, planned giving, endowment building and a capital campaign.
  • Develop campaign materials and communications.
  • Track and report progress on fundraising initiatives.
  • Spearhead donor cultivation and stewardship initiatives and prospect research (individuals, foundations and corporations).
    • Coordinates outreach and meetings with current and prospective donors partnering with Museum Director and Board members when appropriate.
    • Drafts talking points, approach strategies and prospect research profiles for Museum Director and Board in advance of donor meetings and events.
  • Manage timely gift processing, donor acknowledgements, the donor database and reports.
  • Coordinate grant proposals.
  • Further develop the fundraising infrastructure with the Museum Director and Board.
  • Demonstrate support of the museum’s mission, management and Board of Directors.
  • Perform any other required duties as requested by the Museum Director.
  • Keep confidential the business functions of the Museum including, but not limited to, customer information, employee issues, etc.


Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Energetic, enthusiastic, well-organized, and creative.
  • Displays a friendly, welcoming manner.
  • Models integrity, objectivity and courtesy.
  • Patience and understanding for every person who is encountered.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills, including the ability to gracefully work with varied personalities and constituencies to accomplish goals.
  • Is flexible and adaptable to the changes that occur in the position.
  • Communicates effectively in writing, telephone and in person.
  • Is organized, honest, works well with others and has an outgoing and positive personality.
  • Maintain a clean work area.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Not-for-profit experience.
  • At least five years experience fundraising, particularly major gift fundraising.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability in technology use and database management.
  • Museum, nonprofit or school experience preferred.
  • Successful results on a criminal and sexual abuse background screening.


Physical Demands

  • Considerable standing, walking, stooping, and stair climbing.
  • Ability to assist caregivers during building evacuation.
  • Some lifting of more than 20 lbs., bending, and stretching overhead is required.
  • Potential exposure to paints, glues and solvents.
  • Outdoor activities may expose this position to extremes in temperature and inclement weather.


Schedule Expectations

Full-time position of forty (40) hours per week.  This position is required to start early or end late and/or and may include weekend activities.


Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary Range: $55,000 to $65,000 (commensurate with experience)
  • 10 Days Time Off Benefit
  • 6 Days Health Management Leave
  • 5 Paid Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah plus 3 floating holidays.


Application Process

Please submit an application via


Please be prepared to submit:

  • Cover Letter with an expression of interest
  • Resume
  • Three letters of professional reference with contact information

Phone inquiries, mail or in person submissions will not be accepted.


KidsPlay Children’s Museum requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or submit to COVID-19 testing once per week.  All employees, volunteers and guests (2+)  are required to wear a mask at all times within the Museum’s galleries regardless of vaccination status.

 KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.


Posted 11/25/2021

South Park Inn
Director of Development
Hartford, CT


Position Title:  Director of Development

Program:         Agency

Location:         75 Main Street, Hartford, CT

Status:             Exempt, Full-Time

Schedule:         Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Pay Scale:        $85,000-95,000 annually, depending on experience

Reports to:      Executive Director


Scope & Purpose of Position:

The Director of Development assumes primary responsibility for all agency fundraising and fundraising initiatives including a potential capital campaign, development and marketing communication, donor stewardship, volunteer coordination, corporate/foundation giving, and grant writing for requests of less than $50,000. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Development builds and sustains relationships with individual and group volunteers and supporters.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:[1]

  • In partnership with the Executive Director, develop and execute the annual development plan with quantified goals and timelines.
  • Steward long-term relationships with existing donors and perform outreach to grow donor base.
  • Administer signature fundraising and donor stewardship events.
  • Oversee the development budget and monitor expenses.
  • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations.
  • Oversight of the recruitment, training, and support of key volunteers and interns to assist in development efforts.
  • Coordinate with program staff to identify funding shortfalls or discrete projects that can be supported through corporate and foundation grants. Develop grants and maintain communication with program staff to assure compliance with funder objectives and reporting requirements.
  • Provide oversight of the tracking of donations using agency’s preferred gift management system. Timely acknowledge and thank donors and provide tax documentation.
  • Oversee managing of the receipt of and response to online donations, payroll deductions, United Way giving, and testamentary gifts, and other facilitated gifts.
  • Develop foundation relationships and raise agency’s profile through marketing communication.
  • Oversee in-kind donations, provide tax documentation, and track and store items appropriately.
  • Develop policies and procedures to safeguard cash and in-kind donations and assure that donor intent is met in the distribution of donated resources.
  • Oversee the response to inquiries for volunteer and internship opportunities.
  • Lead agency’s digital fundraising efforts through development of social media marketing, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, e-newsletters and direct-email marketing, and agency website content.
  • Track local data on available grants for which South Park Inn would be competitive. Forecast upcoming funding opportunities, secure Executive Director approval, and timely submit proposals as permitted.
  • Track local awards and provide analysis of funding environment and awards to partner agencies as well as South Park Inn.
  • Support Executive Director in reporting to the Board of Directors around the agency’s fundraising efforts. Provide technical support and assistance to the Board of Directors in their own efforts at agency fundraising.
  • Network with other development professionals and identify strategies for collaborative fundraising where appropriate.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: ___ Yes _X_ No

The above duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive and may be modified to include other job related duties at the discretion of the supervisor.



  • At least 4 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, with demonstrated success in obtaining support from corporations, foundations, and individuals.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Excellent foundation research and grant writing skills.
  • High levels of organization and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Media savvy, with warmth and a sense of humor.
  • Comfort with public speaking and the ability to deliver a message concisely and effectively.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent timelines and projects.
  • Experience with budget management and preparation of financial reports.
  • Computer proficiency; experience with Donor Perfect.
  • Comfort and facility with social media and digital marketing.


South Park Inn Mission Statement:

South Park Inn is here to serve people lacking the means and wherewithal to provide for themselves the most basic of human needs: a safe place to live. South Park Inn’s mission is to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness to improve their life situations by providing temporary and long-term housing, and supportive services. In addition, we advocate for solutions to homelessness.

[1] Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

President & CEO

Posted 11/7/2021
LifeBridge Community Services
President & CEO
Bridgeport, CT

LifeBridge Community Services believes in the unlimited potential of every child and family in Bridgeport. By providing a combination of behavioral health services, youth development, and asset-building resources for families, its impact strengthens families and the community as a whole.

The lives of youth and families served by LifeBridge have been deeply impacted by trauma, poverty and a lack of educational opportunity. One in every three children in Bridgeport lives in poverty. Over 11% of youth ages 18-24 years old have not graduated from high school, and many studies show youth in Bridgeport schools are not meeting standardized performance measures.

LifeBridge helps youth and their families become resilient — to be able to persevere against these odds and be successful. Its youth program focuses on academic enrichment, mentoring, experiential learning opportunities, leadership/team building and mental health. The Urban Scholars Program assists youth residing in The West End of Bridgeport who are entering grades 6-9 by providing them with academically engaging activities to promote learning and prosocial behaviors as well as integrating behavioral health services.

The successful President & CEO candidate will demonstrate the ability to articulate a compelling vision and keep people focused during challenging times as well as invite new partners into the mission. The candidate will have a track record of data driven, evidence-based outcomes, and possess the highest level of oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to effectively work with a broad range of individuals and organizations, including Board members, families, funders, professional colleagues, public officials, community partners, and the media.
The next leader will be one who recognizes and values the wealth of experience held by the staff. The individual will have the temperament and skills to continue the development of talented staff, as well as a demonstrated ability to bring passion, vision, direction, business discipline and inspiration into the agency. The successful candidate will be a relationship builder and skilled at guiding the team towards shared success and positive client experiences. Having the humility to delegate is important, as is the ability to listen and lead with respect and consistency. The next CEO will have demonstrated strong experience and ability in setting goals, implementing a strategic plan, and openly sharing issues and opportunities with a board of directors.
A compelling presence and excellent speaking and communication skills are a must, as is a proven history of building strategic, sustainable programmatic relationships with community and funding partners. Candidates must be prepared to serve as a true ambassador and key external representative for LifeBridge and to build support for the mission through collaboration, advocacy and leadership. The successful candidate will be viewed broadly as a leader among leaders, with proven fundraising skills (especially with large individual donors, foundations and the business community).
A big picture thinker and ambitious leader, the next President & CEO will also possess strong business acumen to oversee all aspects of the business operation, including but not limited to human capital, fiscal solvency, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. They will have demonstrated expertise in finance and financial oversight and will be comfortable with technology and management information systems. This person must be organized, goal-oriented and decisive.

Candidates should have experience working in racially and ethnically diverse communities and with individuals and families from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds. Although deep expertise in behavioral health or youth and family services is not required, a willingness and inclination to learn will be needed both for program effectiveness and for identifying cost efficiencies. The ability to embrace and expand the Urban Scholars Program is also key to success. Experience leading a nonprofit is beneficial, although not mandatory, for this position.

To apply, submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page). LifeBridge Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please see the full President & CEO Position Guide on this page under Documents to Download to view LifeBridge’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

For more about programs and activities at LifeBridge Community Services, please visit

Philanthropy Officer - Digital and Annual Giving

Posted 10/31/2021
NFA Foundation, Inc.
Philanthropy Officer - Digital and Annual Giving
Norwich, CT

Summary: The Philanthropy Officer - Digital and Annual Giving manages the annual giving program and digital engagement strategies for the NFA Foundation, Inc. The Officer focuses on annual gifts through digital initiatives, direct mail, personal contact and special campaigns. The Officer executes messaging in support of the Foundation’s philanthropic and alumni engagement needs. Salary is $62,000-68,000.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  1. Manages the Foundation’s annual giving program. Serves as primary contact for direct response vendors. Reviews and approves all content and ensures campaign schedules are on track. 

  2. Executes the Foundation’s giving days and recurring giving programs.

  3. Actively manages a portfolio including midlevel annual and recurring gift donors.

  4. Builds and manages stewardship and retention programs for first-time donors.

  5. Develops and executes segmented donor communication and solicitations strategies.

  6. Manages the production of the Foundation’s print and digital communications, including coordination and execution of writing, editing, and design of all materials. 

  7. Manages Foundation website, social media, and alumni engagement platform.

  8. Manages online giving pages and peer-to-peer platform.

  9. Produce, review, and collaborate with team members to ensure accuracy of alumni and/or donor-related published information. 

  10. Other related duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Three to five years experience in an advancement office or nonprofit agency in annual giving, donor relations, or communications. Strong written and verbal communications skills with a keen eye for detail, including grammar, punctuation, and style. Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT is preferred. Excellent storyteller able to manage a busy calendar and multiple projects and deadlines.

Director of Development

Posted 10/20/2021
Director of Development
The Connecticut Center for Democracy
Hartford, CT

The Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC)  is seeking an experienced Director of Development to create and manage an integrated fund development program covering grants, sponsorship and philanthropy for a growing, dynamic and multifaceted organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to engage in civic live and strengthen their communities.


Are you energized by the prospect of creating a world where everyone feels empowered to participate in their democracy?  Do you believe in fostering a culture of fund development where every staff and Board member can be an advocate and a fundraiser?  Do you have what it takes to support an expanding brand family and help drive business in an entrepreneurial nonprofit setting?  This position may be right for you!


Based in Hartford, The CTDC develops and manages multiplatform civics education initiatives ranging from the Connecticut Network (CT-N), Connecticut’s Old State House, Kid Governor® and Connecticut History Day, and more are on the way.  Responsibilities for the Director of Development position include:


  • Create and implement an organizational development plan and fundraising systems.
  • Work with the CEO to cultivate and maintain a culture of fund development at all levels of the organization.
  • Meet prospective donors, sponsors and supporters on a continual basis to cultivate effective relationships.
  • Develop, manage and grow corporate sponsorship including prospecting/evaluation and package creation/sales.
  • Maintain fundraising database and tracking systems, and supervise timely gift acknowledgement and recognition.
  • Manage grant seeking and administration: including research, proposal writing, compliance and reporting.
  • Direct annual donor fundraising appeals, including direct mailings and social/peer-to-peer fundraising.
  • Work closely with CEO and Board members to finalize/close major gifts or sponsorships.
  • Provide staff support to the Development Committee of the CPAN Board of the Directors.
  • Create publications and collateral materials to support fundraising activities with Marketing and Social Media manager.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the President & CEO.


The ideal candidate will have these minimum qualifications:


  • BA degree;  M.A.  or M.B.A. preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of fundraising experience; previous track record of meeting fundraising goals and securing sponsorships.
  • Superior written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Fully PC literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience with donor/CRM databases (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, Little Green Light)
  • Willingness and ability to travel in-state with some frequency and out-of-state periodically.
  • Knowledge of or membership in Association of Fundraising Professionals


Please send a resume and cover letter to  We offer a dynamic work environment with a great group of people, salary DOE; excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays, a retirement savings plan with company match, a choice of medical plans and free parking.  No relocation expenses provided.  Want to learn more?  Find us on!

CT Public Affairs Network, Inc., d/b/a The Connecticut Democracy Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Proud to be a Drug-Free Workplace

Chief Development Officer

Posted 10/10/2021

Chief Development Officer
Newport Hospital, a Lifespan Partner
Newport, RI

Imagine using your expert fundraising skills at an award-winning hospital located in a beautiful, coastal city. Newport Hospital, a Magnet-designated acute care hospital affiliated with a renowned academic health system, seeks an accomplished philanthropic leader to serve as its Chief Development Officer (CDO). In this highly visible role, the selected candidate will partner with the hospital President to deepen the culture of philanthropy across constituencies while directing a team and a comprehensive philanthropy program with a focus on developing a robust major gifts program.


With a deep historical legacy, the 129-bed Newport Hospital provides the area’s year-round and summer residents with access to comprehensive health  services, including emergency, cardiac, cancer, orthopedic, OB/GYN, and behavioral health care. Combining clinical excellence with a commitment to addressing urgent community needs, Newport Hospital has earned numerous distinctions in healthcare and high patient satisfaction scores.  [About Newport Hospital]


Newport Hospital is a partner of Lifespan, Rhode Island’s first healthcare system and a major teaching and research affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. As part of this collaboration, the philanthropy team at Newport Hospital has access to the system’s centralized services, including prospect research, database management, development communications, mail appeals, corporate/foundation relations, planned giving and special events.


Position Summary:
Reporting to the hospital President, with a dotted-line to Lifespan’s VP for Development, the CDO will lead a comprehensive, strategic fundraising program that supports clinical, operational, and educational initiatives. Responsibilities encompass leading a team of four to maximize opportunities in major gifts, annual giving and grateful patient fundraising, campaigns, board development, and donor concierge services. The CDO works closely with the Newport Hospital Foundation leadership and other volunteer entities, and personally builds and manages a portfolio of principal and major donors/prospects. The CDO also collaborates with Lifespan’s Central Development and affiliated hospital CDOs.


Position Requirements:
BA/BS degree in related discipline; a solid track record leading a thriving philanthropy program with major and principal gifts at its core; demonstrated success cultivating, soliciting and closing major gifts upwards of six figures, and growing the donor pipeline. The ideal candidate will have superb interpersonal and relationship-building skills with an authentic comfort as a front-facing, organizational champion. Healthcare experience is preferred; knowledge of the local/regional philanthropic/cultural landscape is a plus. Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


This is a retained executive search of Exceptional Executive Search.

For more information, contact