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Development Database Administrator

Posted: 5/12/2020
Development Database Administrator
School Sisters of Norte Dame
Wilton, CT
Title: Development Database Administrator
Location: Villa Notre Dame, Wilton, CT , 345 Belden Hill Rd
Classification: Full-time, Salaried/Exempt
Reports to: Reports to Director of Development, communicates with staff from all levels and departments (in particular, Finance)
Salary: Negotiable

Position Summary

The Development Database Administrator is a member of the Development team and oversees the integrity and efficiency of donation/donor database management and flow of information, under the supervision of the Director of Development.

Responsibilities and Duties:

A. Donation/Donor Database Management
1. Performs and oversees all data entry [Blackbaud Raisers Edge, NXT], including but not limited to donations [cash, check, credit card, securities], expenses, notes, etc.
2. Creates, maintains and insures the integrity of gift processing procedures, including but not limited to collection, sorting, deposit [Finance]; reports, acknowledgements, receipts
3. Enters donations into Raisers Edge on a daily basis and oversees (executes) the issuance of acknowledgement letters/receipts to comply with federal regulations
4. Ensures integrity of filing and retention of acknowledgements and donation information
5. Provides data/queries/reports for appeals, events, campaigns, mailings and emails
6. Reviews and updates donor segmentation and reports, as needed.
7. Updates donor records to insure database integrity.
8. Ensures integrity of credit card gift processing, procedures, and report.

Report Management:
9. Provides the Finance Dept. with Gift Detail & Summary Reports
10. Prepares monthly revenue, and other reports and statistics as requested by the Director
11. Prepares customized reports, donor profiles, and comparative analysis, as needed

B. Administrator, Supervisor of Raiser's Edge Software
1. Serves as the administrator for the software; interfaces with Blackbaud when needed
2. Oversees updating software/module version, as required.
3. Institutes procedures to maximize use of the software; communicates these to staff as needed
4. Provides training and support to staff in use of software as needed and requested

C. Departmental Role
1. Oversees volunteers [SSNDs and lay] with mailings, appeals and campaigns
2. Participates in special events, strategic planning and creation of campaigns/appeals as requested
3. Participates in staff meetings

• Proficiency with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge products (NXT, ResearchPoint)
• Two - three years’ experience in fund raising recommended
• Experience with non-profit organizations recommended
• Demonstrated competency with office technology and machines
• Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel

• Bachelors’ Degree or work equivalent

Please submit resume and salary requirements to Laura Lang, Director of Development, No phone calls please.

Development Coordinator

Date Posted: 5/12/2020

Open Hearth Association
Hartford, Connecticut

About The Open Hearth

The oldest continuously operating housing program for men on the East Coast, The Open Hearth was founded in 1884. Our mission is to help homeless men enhance their capacity for self-help, self-respect and dignity. More information about The Hearth is at

About the Opportunity

The Hearth seeks an enthusiastic, organized and experienced development coordinator to support our development program. We want to hire someone who will be passionate about our mission and will welcome learning and tackling new challenges.

Reporting to the executive director, the development coordinator implements donor-centric fundraising that includes cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship. The coordinator manages and implements activities including appeals, online giving, events, donor appreciation, and social media and website communications. Additionally, this position is responsible for the fundraising database, including troubleshooting, collecting and inputting data, producing reports in a timely, consistent and accurate manner, and reconciling fundraising records with the finance department.

The coordinator attends board development committee meetings, relates to an external development consultant, and provides administrative support to an off-site grant writer. Additionally, the coordinator assists the executive director with administrative tasks as necessary.

  • Two-five years of fundraising experience that includes a range of responsibilities from implementing donor appeals and supporting events to managing the administrative aspects of fundraising
  • Ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks effectively, and handle unexpected interruptions and events with grace and humor
  • Commitment to working in a human services environment with diverse staff and clients
  • Demonstrated experience with donor databases, preferably Abila is required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, Constant Contact
  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
  • Detail-oriented; ability to create organizational systems
  • Excellent time management and written and oral communication skills
This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skill and experience.

Please send a resume and a cover letter (Word or pdf versions only) that describes how your qualifications and experience are aligned with this opportunity and provide evidence of your written communication skills.

E-mail to:
Janna Pedersen, Search Consultant
Ampersand Consulting

All applications will be acknowledged; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Open Hearth is an equal opportunity employer. We have a diverse staff and actively seek diverse applicants for this position.

Director of Individual Giving

Date Posted: 4/22/ 2020

Director of Individual Giving
King School
Stamford, CT
DescriptionKing School is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.

Job Title: Director of Individual Giving 

Division: Development

Reports to: Senior Associate Director of Development

The Director of Individual Giving will provide strategic leadership for creating, executing, and evaluating a year-round annual giving program which is expected to achieve yearly growth as a key initiative of King School’s upcoming comprehensive campaign. The Director will also establish and manage both short- and long-term relationships with major donors and prospects determined to have the ability to make outright gifts or pledges of $5,000 or more to King School. In addition to personal solicitations, the Director will supervise and partner with the Development Manager of Annual Giving to set and implement annual giving strategies and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Annual Giving Office.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Director of Individual Giving will oversee the strategic development of a comprehensive fundraising plan and appeal schedule for the King School’s annual giving program: the King Fund. The FY20 King Fund goal is $2.25M.

  • Set dollar, participation, and qualitative goals for the King Fund.

  • Supervise the Development Manager, Annual Giving.

  • Develop and align plans and strategies to fulfill established annual giving fundraising targets through the effective implementation and integration of all available solicitation channels, including direct mail, e-mail, web-based/crowdfunding, phone, and personal appeals. Supervise the Development Manager of Annual Giving, in their execution.

  • Identify and deploy new tools and strategies to solicit and engender philanthropic support currently not in use at King.

  • Work strategically with the development team and board to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward prospects/donors who have the ability to execute leadership-level annual fund gifts and/or restricted major gifts to the campaign, the endowment, or significant planned gifts.

  • Maintain a major gifts portfolio ($50,000+) of 25 to 50 prospects, and an individual giving portfolio ($5,000-$49,999) of 100 to 150 prospects to areas such as the King Fund, “current use” scholarships, Senior Parent Gift Fund, endowment and capital campaigns, and other restricted giving.

  • Conduct asks and closes solicitations in partnership with board members, and School leaders. Completes a minimum of 15-20 face-to-face visits per month.

  • Work closely with the Director of Prospect Management and Stewardship, Senior Associate Director of Development, and Director of Development on individual giving portfolio development and assignments.

  • Develop written proposals and strategy memos for major gift prospects.

  • Cultivate and maintain strong mutually rewarding relationships with parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and other constituents. 

  • Develop detailed gift opportunities and naming opportunities tailored to the interests of potential major gift and capital campaign prospects/donors consistent with the needs and priorities of the school.

  • In conjunction with the Director of Engagement and Events, identify and execute marketing opportunities for the Annual Fund such as website, Quest, newsletter, etc.

  • Formulate individualized solicitation strategies for planned giving and major “blended asks.” In consultation with donor's advisors, provides donors with information regarding bequests, trusts, donation of deferred assets, etc.

  • Use marketing, events, and communications resources to strategically cultivate and position prospects within the community.

  • Create and oversee engagement strategies on a national level, including developing and leveraging regional events, for all constituency groups. 

  • Manage a highly personalized pledge collection process for all donors within his/her own portfolio; recommends, in conjunction with the advancement services team, improved processes and execution of quarterly pledge reminders for major and capital gift initiatives.

  • Provide data for board reports and attend development committee meetings as needed.

  • Frequent travel, primarily within the local region, will be required.

  • Provide event support.

  • Occasional weekend and evening duties.

  • Perform all other duties as required. 

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelors’ degree required.

  • A minimum of 6+ years of closely related experience.

  • Nonprofit experience preferred.

  • Successful leadership-level solicitations of 6+ figures for both restricted and unrestricted usage of funds.

  • Experience in creatively developing and executing regional strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship purposes. 

  • Capital campaign experience preferred.  

  • Database experience preferred; experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and NXT a plus.

  • Must be able to work with and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, across a broad range of internal and external constituents including faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents and friends of the School.

  • Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills and a superior attentiveness to detail; high integrity and professionalism, respecting the confidential nature of donor information and the School’s business practices.

  • Be able to thrive and be flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced, team-oriented environment.

  • Must be available for evening and weekend work as required.

  • Commitment to King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy Statement

  • Must have a positive public presence and a sense of humor.


  • Full time, 12- month, exempt position.

To apply please email resume and cover letter to

King is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is King’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. King does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender (including an employee’s gender identity, appearance, or behavior, even if different from that traditionally associated with the employee’s sex at birth), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under federal, state, or local law.

King will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the School. Any person who believes he/she may require such accommodation should contact his/her Division Head or the Head of School.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs. It is the responsibility of every employee to follow this policy conscientiously and to immediately report any violations. Any employee who believes that there has been a violation of this policy — with regard to themselves or others — must report the violation to his/her Division Head, Head of School, or any member of the leadership team.


King absolutely prohibits retaliation against any employee who, in good faith, makes a report under this policy.

Instructions for applying: send CV to
Contact person: Chelsea Morgan, 314-680-9759

Chief Development Officer, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Date Posted: 4/13/2020
Chief Development Officer
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
New Haven, CT

The Chief Development Officer will report directly to the President/Chief Executive Officer and be a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (“PPSNE”) fights to protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health, and to ensure access to the services, education, and information to realize that right.

PPSNE provides a wide range of reproductive and sexual health care services at 17 health centers which serve more than 78,000 people each year in Connecticut and Rhode Island. An incredible staff of community educators reach tens of thousands of youth, parents, educators, and health care workers with vital information on health, relationships and sexually-transmitted infections. PPSNE has also actively committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and is working to create an inclusive organization, one with diverse voices and a space for those voices to be heard.

Whether the fight is in the headlines or the back rooms of the state capitol, PPSNE is there with a cadre of activists and strong coalitions giving life and voice to legislative and political initiatives.

The Chief Development Officer (“CDO”) is the lead professional fundraiser responsible for strategizing,
designing, and executing an ambitious agency-wide strategic vision and action plan to significantly
increase fundraising revenue. More specifically, overseeing a team of eight, the CDO leads all PPSNE
fundraising activities in Connecticut and Rhode Island, including major giving, direct mail programs,
planned giving, capital campaign, PPVotes! (C4) fundraising, and special events.
PPSNE’s key development priorities include:

• Substantially growing the development program (approximately $7.5M in FY19) through building the major donor program, implementing innovative programs and bringing new and diverse donors to PPSNE;
• Launching a capital campaign in sync with the 100th year anniversary in 2023;
• Inspiring support from the people representative of PPSNE’s prioritized and diverse communities with a focus on inclusive philanthropy and expanding the donor base; and
• Advancing a culture of philanthropy and giving across the organization in partnership with the Executive Leadership Team.

The CDO works closely with the President/Chief Executive Officer to support and grow fundraising, as
well as staff the Board Philanthropy Committee and, in partnership with the CEO, the Board Governance
Committee. The CDO is also a critical member of the Executive Leadership Team of PPSNE and will
partner directly with the Chief External Affairs Officer to ensure deeper engagement with all constituents.

Overall Responsibilities Include:

Leadership and Strategy
• Serve as the principal development professional internally and externally to drive fundraising, revenue, and donor engagement with a new, fresh perspective.
• Design and implement a strategy and plan to substantially increase annual support as well as conceive and launch a new capital campaign.
• Work in close collaboration with the President and CEO to ensure successful delivery on fundraising goals and objectives, including supporting the CEO’s donor portfolio of ~60 and managing a personal portfolio of ~25 donors.
• In conjunction with the Executive Leadership Team, promote dynamic collaboration across all teams, including: strengthening the alignment of goals and roles; fostering open communication; ensuring accountability; prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in an authentic way; and driving an overall culture of philanthropy.
• Manage and mentor a culturally diverse team while creating and sustaining an organizational culture that fosters inclusiveness and equity as well as provides positive and developmental feedback and accountability related to practices including but not limited to equity.

Fundraising and Donor Engagement
• Strategically grow funding sources by expanding the individual major gift program including identifying new donors, cultivating existing donors, and expanding donor engagement across communities in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
• Inspire a rigorous yet innovative culture for overall fundraising initiatives in order to meet PPSNE’s development goals.
• Drive fund development activities for not only PPSNE, but also for the C4 organizations, Planned Parenthood Votes! Connecticut and Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island.
• Engage the Board Philanthropy Committee and the Board of Directors in the overall fundraising activities of PPSNE and encourage a higher level of involvement in fundraising.
• Oversee special events including the Spring Luncheon in Fairfield County, CT, the Champions event in Providence, RI, and several additional annual events to support both the C3 and the C4s.


PPSNE seeks an inspiring leader and donor-centered strategist with a deep commitment to women’s health, reproductive freedom, social justice and diversity, equity and inclusion to join a leading Planned Parenthood affiliate and help shape the future of sexual health and reproductive rights for all.

The successful CDO is an authentic relationship-focused connector with energy and a drive for results.
They are also a collaborative partner with a history of successfully working across functions, with
volunteer leadership, and across constituencies to inspire a culture of giving.

Key Professional and Personal Experiences Include:
• Minimum of ten years’ experience in non-profit fundraising, with proven ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, and close six-figure gifts from individuals, and a familiarity with all aspects of fund development.
• Minimum of three years’ experience in team management with the ability to motivate, inspire and build a team.
• Passionate commitment to PPSNE’s mission and values related to health equity, especially centering on racial equity, and a deep sense of accountability to community.
• Demonstrated commitment to learning about and enhancing practices related to racial equity and the impact of structural racism on healthcare systems.
• Prior success in fostering cross-departmental partnerships and collaborations to advance fundraising priorities and engage and expand philanthropic support and culture.
• Entrepreneurial with experience implementing innovative and creative fundraising initiatives.
• A strategic thinker with an analytic bent and a focus on outcomes, finances and impact.
• Sound judgement and grace under pressure with a track record of anticipating problems and negotiating solutions.
• Excellent relationship building and communication skills with the ability to reflect on one’s personal identity with humility.
• A demonstrated ability to work and build trust across cultural differences as well as to effectively communicate across differences related to race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability.

Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree, legal degree, or equivalent work experience strongly preferred in one or more of the following areas: fund development, non-profit governance, business administration, organizational development.

The CDO will divide their time between Connecticut and Rhode Island as needed.

PPSNE offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, a flexible spending account, wellness program and more.

PPSNE is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace that values diversity and inclusion and reflects the diversity of our communities and patients. We strongly encourage people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.

We are actively seeking candidates and nominations for this role. Please email cover letter and resume in confidence to