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Major Giving Officer - Jacksonville Symphony Association

Business Partnerships Officer - Jacksonville Symphony Association

Advancement Communications Coordinator - Jacksonville Symphony Association

Executive Assistant & Grant Administrator - MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation

Development Assistant- MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation

Executive Director- Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens (JAG)

Development Coordinator - Police Athletic League of Jacksonville

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development- Edward Waters College

Girl Scouts of Gateway Council- Director of Programs

Managing Director- Blessings In a Backpack

Resource Producer – St. Augustine Tonight TV

Foundation Development Specialist- Ascension St. Vincent's

Foundation Development Lead-Ascension St. Vincent's

Grant Writer- Ascension St. Vincent's

Sr. Director of Development & Marketing (Nassau County)- Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Director of Development, Northeast Florida Region- Live the Life

Special Events Manager- Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

Director of Development- Safe Harbor Children's Center

Sr. Director of Development - University of North Florida

Director of Annual Fund and Family Engagement- Jacksonville Country Day School

Chief development & communications Officer- Hope Haven

Marketing and communications Officer - Pine Castle

Director of Annual Giving- University of North Florida

Development Assistant - pine Castle

Assistant Vice president of development and alumni engagement - unf

Grants Manager- Community Hospice

Donor Coordinator- The Guardian Catholic schools

director of development (coggin College of business) - university of North florida

assistant director of development - flagler college

Donor Relations Manager- K9s For Warriors

Grant Writer & Administrator- Ability Housing, Inc.

director of development- orthodox Christian mission center 

Assistant Executive Director (Foundation)- Community Hospice & Palliative Care


Major Giving Officer - Jacksonville Symphony Association

Posted on 11/14/2019 

The Major Giving Officer is responsible for securing contributed revenue from major gift prospects and donors in order to help the Jacksonville Symphony fulfill its mission. This position serves as an integral member of the development team, contributing to the creation and implementation of strategies for superb donor engagement.

This individual must be an energetic, savvy fundraising professional able to succeed in a dynamic, fast-past and growing performing arts institution. S/he will be a compelling communicator and passionate enthusiast for symphonic music, with a proven success closing five and six figure gifts, as well as a working knowledge of planned giving.

Responsibilities:
•  Manage a portfolio of approximately 125 qualified major gift donors and prospects through a robust calendar of cultivation, solicitation, closure and stewardship activities
•  Secure new and upgrade existing donor commitments to the annual fund, including multi-year pledges and planned gifts; working closely with campaign volunteers outside consultants, secure multi-year gifts and planned gifts to the campaign officers; maintain detailed records and prepare contact reports following prospect and donor engagements; participate in regular prospect meetings
•  Engage with high-level Symphony volunteers, including Board of Directors and Auxiliary members, both on their individual giving and their fundraising portfolios
•  Coordinate and communicate with the Vice President of Development and other development
•  Schedule and attend face-to-face visits, performances and events to ensure active philanthropic engagement and a positive cultural experience
•  Other duties as requested or assigned

Requirements
•  Bachelor's degree with a minimum three years of experience as a gift officer with a proven track record of soliciting and closing major gifts
•  Donor-centered and with a strong customer service ethic
•  Diplomacy in handling sensitive and confidential information
•  Demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of moves management
•  Must have a positive attitude, be able to work as part of a high-functioning team, possess a passion for the performing arts, as well as a strong desire to bring them to audiences
•  Experience working with boards and high-level volunteers
•  Highly self-motivated, metrics driven, and goal oriented
•  Superior written and verbal communication skills, including active listening
•  Must have a positive attitude, be able to work as part of a high-functioning team, possess a passion for the performing arts, as well as a strong desire to bring them to audiences

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a PDF format to Debbie Forsberg, Chief Financial Officer, at dforsberg@jaxsymphony.org – no phone calls please.

Business Partnerships Officer - Jacksonville Symphony Association

Posted on 11/14/2019 

The Business Partnerships Officer is primarily responsible for the development of comprehensive, strategic revenue generation through business memberships, sponsorships and other support. S/he is responsible for driving corporate philanthropy and sponsorships by being a well-known member of the corporate giving community and working with the Advancement Events Coordinator to ensure that current corporate supporters have a top-quality sponsorship experience from gift acknowledgment and billing to benefits fulfillment and reporting. The successful candidate will have demonstrated fundraising experience, the ability to quickly establish relationships in Northeast Florida, good communication skills, as well as an outgoing and professional manner that well represents the Symphony in the community.

Responsibilities
•  Identify and solicit businesses to generate revenue for the Jacksonville Symphony by cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of approximately 125 qualified Business Partner prospects and donors through a robust calendar of cultivation, solicitation, closure and stewardship.
•  Schedule face-to-face visits, submit proposals, attend performances and create events to ensure tailored business engagement and a positive cultural experience.
•  Ensure consistent customer-focused service and benefit fulfillment at every touch point by working closely with support staff; attend concerts, engagement activities and events; maintain the professional and positive image of the Jacksonville Symphony’; oversee the design, printing and distribution of collateral materials associated with the Symphony’s business programs, including copy for Encore magazine, social media and the website; help arrange pre-concert stage announcements
•  With the VP and AVP of Advancement, develop and execute an annual strategy for renewing and increasing business support for the Symphony; measure progress towards stated goals
•  Manage portfolio constituent information, transactions and moves management in Tessitura; ensure that pledge reminders and invoices are generated and payments received
•  Work with Board of Directors and volunteers to increase corporate engagement and attendance; provide staff support to appropriate Board committees; Serve as a liaison to the Development Committee and its Business and Institutional Giving Sub- Committee.
•  Other duties as requested or assigned

Requirements
•  Bachelor’s degree, with a minimum three years fundraising or sales experience
•  Excellent customer service and communication skills; fluency in English
•  Proficient in Microsoft Office and CRM databases, preferably Tessitura
•  Responsible, reliable and able to work daytime, evenings and weekends
•  Physically able to lift 35 lbs, unassisted
•  Possess a valid driver’s license and have access to reliable transportation
•  Must have a positive attitude, be able to work as part of a high-functioning team, possess a passion for a Symphony’s role in the community, as well as the desire to share it with others

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a PDF format to Debbie Forsberg, Chief Financial Officer, at dforsberg@jaxsymphony.org – No phone calls, please.

Advancement Communications Coordinator - Jacksonville Symphony Association

Posted on 11/14/2019 

The Advancement Communications Coordinator coordinates the Symphony’s fundraising and stewardship communications program. S/he will be the Advancement Department’s link to the Marketing team, responsible for adhering to the existing Advancement cultivation and stewardship programs. Effective implementation of this strategy will keep current and prospective donors alike abreast of ongoing and upcoming donor-specific information.

A successful candidate will have a friendly, customer-focused, responsive attitude with a passion for facilitating personal connections to symphonic music for patrons of all ages. A gracious and patient communication style in a fast-paced environment is a must. The ability to plan, track progress, analyze outcomes, and quickly respond to behavior trends are critical to this position.

Job Responsibilities

•  Create a series of broad-base fundraising communications that include solicitation of membership renewals, special campaign giving, stewardship and box office campaigns through a combination of direct mail, online, subscription ask, personal solicitation and phone-based mediums.
•  Support an organization-wide patron loyalty strategy that provides patron segments with personalized experiences that inspire greater investment, bringing special focus and analysis of annual giving segments of the pipeline.
•  Lead department-wide strategy to steward current donors by encouraging concert attendance, benefits usage and participation, providing impact updates, and regular institutional communications that bring donors closer to the organization. Work with the Marketing team to prepare a regular calendar of email, social media and post regarding member benefits, events, and impact stories.
•  Work with the Advancement Events coordinator to develop a series of cultivation and stewardship events, also seeking opportunities for donor engagement at concerts.
•  Work with the Digital Marketing Manager to facilitate best practices in online giving.
•  Staff concert receptions and events as needed to connect with members.

Requirements

•  At least 1 year of experience in fundraising or marketing communications
•  Understanding of online marketing communications, including various email platforms
•  Professional demeanor and excellent communication skills, both written and oral
•  Must have a positive attitude, be able to work as part of a high-functioning team, possess an interest in advancing performing arts in the community
•  Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
•  Diplomacy in handling sensitive and confidential information
•  Strong computer skills with proven proficiency in MS Office including Word and Excel
•  Ability to work some nights and weekends at Symphony events
•  Physically able to lift 35 lbs, unassisted

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a PDF format to Debbie Forsberg, Chief Financial Officer, at dforsberg@jaxsymphony.org – no phone calls please.

Executive Assistant & Grant Administrator - MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation

Posted on 11/14/2019 

Job Summary:
The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation is seeking a full time Executive Assistant/Grant Administrator to support our growing youth development organization. This position reports directly to the CEO and assists other team members as needed. This position includes multiple high level administrative tasks including grant administration (ensuring all grant requirements are met both financially and through program implementation), extensive database/list management, government grant reporting, Board of Directors support, and front desk responsibilities.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Serve as an assistant to the ED, providing support as needed, field phone calls in her absence
• Provide management of grant implementation/reporting process including ensuring all programs are implemented, finances are documented, and grants & reports are submitted in timely manner
• Assist with the research and development of grants, including securing recommendation letters, proof reading grant proposals, and researching potential grant applications
• Process outgoing correspondence, including assisting in mass mailing items
• Provide support for the Board of Directors (take meeting minutes, organize/coordinate RSVPs, prepare & order refreshments, manage Board dashboards, provide support at meetings)
• Provide operational support for special events
• Maintain program event calendar
• Research and schedule speaking engagements
• Organize systems & maintain records, including physical & computer based information
• Assist with paying and coding bills and preparing and depositing funds
• Provide back up support to the front desk staff as needed (answering phone calls, filing, etc.)
• Develop & maintain positive relations with all staff, donors, volunteers, parents, & youth
• Positively & proactively assume responsibilities for other varied tasks and projects as assigned

Qualifications
• Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and data entry
• Accounting software proficiency (preferably Quickbooks)
• Proof reading and wordsmithing ability
• Strong internet research skills
• Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks to meet critical deadlines
• Demonstrated problem solving skills
• Ability to maintain confidential information
• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for events/special projects as needed
• Effectively able to manage multiple projects from inception to completion

Education & Experience
• Bachelors Degree with 3+ years support experience in a fast-paced environment
• Extensive experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications
• Nonprofit experience preferred
• Willingness to complete DCF required trainings during first year of employment
• Must have a current Florida driver’s license and a 3 year clean Florida driving record
• Meet DCF qualification for Level 2 Background Screening & pass a drug test


Please submit resume and cover letter to champion@malwashington.com.

Development Assistant- MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation

Posted on 11/14/2019 

Job Summary:
The MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation is seeking a full time Development Assistant to provide administrative support for the Development and Community Relations department. This position reports to the Community Relations Manager and assists several team members with tasks including database management, donor relations, marketing and communication, and event assistance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Assist with donor management (maintaining donor database, email database, sending donor thank you letters, donor invoice management, donor/grant research, etc.)
• Manage social media postings, take photos, manage photo log
• Assist with designing, creating, and proofreading content for both print and web, including website, blog, e-newsletter, correspondence, flyers, promotional materials, press releases, etc.
• Manage mailings to sponsors in student sponsorship program
• Assist with planning and executing special fundraising events, including the annual gala (silent auction, social media, promotions, etc.)
• Assist with annual appeal creation, mailing, and follow up

Qualifications
• Natural writer; excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong social media skills (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube)
• Good interpersonal skills with the ability to speak professionally about the organization
• Expert in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, etc.)
• Knowledge of donor management and email databases (Network for Good and Constant Contact preferred)
• Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Canva, or other design software preferred
• Very high attention to detail, including accuracy and efficiency
• Self-Starter with a proactive nature and ability to problem solve
• Collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done
• Organization and time management skills
• Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends for events/special projects as needed
• Commitment to youth development  and the mission

Education & Experience – Entry Level
• Bachelors Degree or AA degree in related field
• 1 year experience in community relations, fundraising, nonprofit, or related work preferred
• Willingness to complete DCF required trainings during first year of employment
• Must have a current Florida driver’s license and a 3 year clean Florida driving record
• Meet DCF qualification for Level 2 Background Screening & pass a drug test

Please submit cover letter and resume to champion@malwashington.com

Executive Director- Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens (JAG)

Posted on 11/07/2019

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Executive Director serves as the lead fundraiser, recruits and manages staff (volunteer/contract and/or paid), assures fiscal responsibility in the implementation of the budget, implements business plans, acts as spokesperson for the organization, provides writing support for monthly newsletter, news releases, social media posts and other correspondence, and manages and creates events and outreach programs in accordance with the mission of the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens (JAG).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains a commitment to JAG’s mission and the achievement of the goals set forth in the Master Plan, Comprehensive Plan, the Strategic Plan, the Resource Management Plan and Budget or business plans as developed.
  • Supports the board by recruiting candidates to maintain a strong board of directors and serves as ex-officio of established committees. Seeks and builds board involvement for strategic initiatives.
  • Provides support to the board by scheduling meetings, preparing meeting agendas and other supporting materials.
  • Monitors the delivery of programs and services of the organization and keeps the board informed of the condition of the organization at all times.
  • Administers the funds of the organization in accordance with the approved budget and monitors monthly cash flow. Ensures sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed for all projects administered. Approves expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.
  • Ensures security and privacy of organization records.
  • Recruits, coaches, mentors and reviews the performance of staff and volunteers.
  • Actively engages and energizes staff, volunteers, board members, committee members, event teams, partnering organizations, community groups and funders.
  • Oversees the development of policies and procedures. Maintains board member handbook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Reporting to the JAG Board of Directors, the executive director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for JAG’s staff (volunteer/contract/paid), programs and execution of its mission. This person will initially develop a deep knowledge of fundraising opportunities, core programs, operations, and business plans.

PRIMARY LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising (including grant writing, donor relations, and cultivation), communications and systems; and recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Actively engage and energize JAG volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organizations and funders.
  • Develop, maintain and support a strong board of directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations/fundraising.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to fundraising and business planning.
  • Support two existing annual fundraising events and develop additional event opportunities for the organization.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, fundraising or a related field
  • Minimum of three years of successful fundraising experience for a nonprofit agency
  • Knowledge of Northeast Florida donor community a plus
  • Self-motivated and ability to work off-site from home office initially
  • Ability to work in a ‘start-up’ capacity, or experience with start-up

SALARY

Base salary of $50,000 (based on experience) and provision of $400 monthly stipend for insurance (self-administered). The successful candidate will also receive a 10 percent bonus (based on final salary) at the end of 12 months if fundraising objectives are met.

Please email your cover letter and resume/CV to board member Patty Miller at pattymillercoaching@gmail.com.

Development Coordinator - Police Athletic League of Jacksonville

Posted on 11/04/2019 

OVERVIEW:
The Development Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Development Director with all fund development, fundraising, special events, marketing, communications, and public relations initiatives for the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc. (JaxPAL). The Development Coordinator operates under the supervision of the Development Director. In addition, this position works closely with the JaxPAL Board of Directors, the Development Committee, and all JaxPAL staff.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work with the Development Director to achieve fundraising and public relations/marketing objectives
• Assist with planning and executing special events, including the SWAG Awards (event logistics, volunteer management, social media, promotions, solicitations, etc.) and the management of all third-party events
• Network and cultivate relationships with local media contacts, community leaders, and industry professionals
• Assist with the design and production of all marketing materials including digital, social media, and print materials, including newsletters, promotional materials, invitations, cards, direct mail, sponsorship packets, and audio/visual presentations
• Maintain and update the website and all forms of social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube
• Assist with donor software management, donor communications, and gift acknowledgments
• Assist with donor management (maintaining donor database, sending acknowledgment letters, research, etc.) and implementation and execution of the organization’s development and stewardship plan
• Represent the agency at community functions as necessary
• Assist with grant research and write small grant proposals
• Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor


QUALIFICATIONS:
• Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, and PowerPoint
• Working Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver) preferred  
• Working knowledge of email marketing systems preferred
• Working knowledge of donor management systems preferred
• Excellent organizational, written, verbal and communication skills
• Organized, self-motivated with strong initiative and work ethic and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet required deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills and customer service skills
• Able to work with limited resources to find creative and practical solutions to unmet needs
• Excellent attention to detail
• Able to establish relationships with staff, board, volunteers, donors, and media
• Ability to work occasional weekends or evenings for events/special projects as needed
• Commitment to the JaxPAL mission
• Must have a current Florida driver’s license and pass a Level II Background Screening and drug test

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit
• Working under pressure to meet deadlines
• Works in office setting
• Lift up to 50lbs


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
• One to three years of experience in community relations, fundraising, nonprofit, public relations or related work preferred


CONTACT
Send cover letter and resume to ashley.scott@jaxpal.org

Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development- Edward Waters College

Posted on 10/18/2019

As the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development, you will lead our Advancement team in ensuring growth and sustainability of the college. Providing oversight and direction, is responsible for co-creating, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive development plan, as well as participating in a robust level of development planning. Leading the team in all aspects of fundraising, including major gifts, corporate and foundation relations, and planned giving.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Development, Marketing, & Communications the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development is responsible for the development and cultivation of a prospect portfolio consisting of major individual donors (i.e., donors generally capable of making five, six, and/or seven figure gifts or commitments) to Edward Waters College.

Fundraising:
The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development will work to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from corporations and foundations. The AVP provides leadership and coordination to the campus in approaching potential major donors for leadership gifts, working closely with faculty, staff and IA division colleagues and communicating actively with the campus community. Through collaboration, the AVP facilitates relationships that leverage and maximize major and corporate giving to EWC, alerting campus units to opportunities for their respective programs.

The AVP will develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan and strategy for consistent, long-term support for Edward Waters College. The AVP will have responsibility for a portfolio of 125 to 150 major gift prospects and donors, managing the solicitation process from identification and staffing of the appropriate solicitor (in collaboration with the Vice President) to the preparation of compelling oral and written proposals and presentations. Working with the Vice President, the AVP will create and implement a strategic approach to fundraising across the College involving all types of individual, corporate and institutional gifts and grants, as well as sponsorships and partnerships. This includes but is not limited to the following:

Identify major gift prospects and giving opportunities, and work with the Vice President, Provost, Department Chairs, etc. to establish and build relationships that result in gifts and other support, including through one-on-one outreach, as well as a variety of cultivation activities and events.
Develop and implement major gift giving programs and events targeting key donor and constituent groups. Create and manage sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

Plan and execute fundraising events, including an annual Gala and scholarship benefit, and develop new events, activities and platforms.
Provide primary support to the Vice President in building upon the College's fundraising strategy, developing alumni leaders, attracting new leadership donors, and aligning resources to best meet institutional goals including: engagement of corporate partners; growth of endowment; and assist in completing an assessment for readiness for the prospective establishment and launch of an institutional capital campaign within 12-18 months.
Donor Relations and Stewardship

Work in support of the Vice President to develop and implement donor relations and stewardship strategies to ensure that donors experience high-quality interactions with the College that foster long-term engagement and increased investment in the success of Edward Waters. This includes timely and accurate gift acceptance, processing and management; meaningful acknowledgment and recognition programs (e.g., gratitude communications, special events, and other benefits); reporting that demonstrates the impact of donors' gifts; and responsiveness to donor inquiries to include:
Lead in working with other staff members of the advancement/development team, student financial aid/services staff, college and other college staff as necessary to ensure an efficient and effective donor relations/stewardship program, including acknowledgment, accountability, involvement, communications and donor recognition initiatives.

Provide strategic vision to design recognition programs with targeted impact goals to engage and develop donor relations.
Develop significant external relationships with major donors who are alumni, leaders in the business community, and other friends of the College.
Maintain responsibility for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for an assigned group of prospects, including individuals and corporations/foundations, with a focus on major gift activity (i.e., five, six, and seven figure gifts); the identification and qualification of new prospects; and the management and implementation of assigned fundraising projects.

Operations
Manage the fundraising staff and operations in the absence of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Development, Marketing & Communications and assist in managing the generally per assignment by the Vice President.
This includes the following:
Supervise staff to ensure work is carried out in a timely, efficient, effective and professional manner. Responsible for the team's professional development.
Oversee the Department's fundraising and donor recordkeeping, including training in donor database system (eTapestry -BlackBaud).
Develop and maintain relevant policies and procedures, and monitor compliance.

Identify and implement solutions for increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the fundraising function and division.
The AVP must be able to work independently and collaboratively as a team member. The AVP must work strategically in direct support of the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Development, Marketing, & Communications, and as assigned with other senior administrators, faculty, staff, campaign volunteer leaders, and the College President to support college-wide fundraising priorities.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of higher education advancement.
Demonstrated understanding and execution of annual leadership giving with an emphasis on personal solicitations.
The intellectual depth, maturity, and confidence to work with and command the respect and confidence of senior leadership, co-workers, faculty and staff.
Experience with and understanding of databases, pipelines, performance tracking, and other data analytics processes.
Experience in budget development, implementation, and tracking.
Understanding and appreciation of the mission of Edward Waters College and the mission and vision of an African Methodist Episcopal educational institution.

Skills:
Must be a goal-oriented and self-motivated individual who can demonstrate accountability, initiative, creativity and focus in a rapidly changing and intellectually stimulating environment.
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate, build alliances, and achieve results within a population that may possess competing interests, opinions, and /or expectations.
Demonstrate strong active listening skills and the ability to negotiate positive outcomes.
Positive attitude, sense of humor and flexibility.
Proficiency in using a fundraising database (or similar), Microsoft Office and Google products.
Required to have a valid driver's license and personal transportation vehicle for travel to business meetings.

Abilities:
Ability to motivate, build long term relationships with and gain the respect of internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to identify and implement strategic fundraising solicitation strategies in support of strategic initiatives.
Verifiable track record of soliciting individuals and organizations for financial investments and the ability to articulate and advocate a strong case for support.
Demonstrate a genuine appetite to contribute to a collaborative, ethical, and professional team environment.
Ability to work on assignments or projects when needed.
Demonstrated ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment with a healthy attitude to attaining goals; to work independently and as a member of a staff team; to exercise sound judgment and discretion; to promote collaboration.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
Minimum 7-10 years of progressively responsible fundraising or other related experience with a preference for higher education fundraising.
7-10 years of direct management experience, with a preference for direct management of annual fund development.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please submit a letter of interest detailing relevant experience, demonstrable examples of leadership acumen, and related skills along with cv/resume to complete your application. The email address to send cv/resume and letter of interest is dbrown@ewc.edu



Girl Scouts of Gateway Council- Director of Programs

Posted on 10/4/2019

Council Overview

With offices across North Florida, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Inc. serves approximately 20,000 girls and adults in 35 North Florida counties from the Florida Panhandle to the Atlantic Ocean. Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

 

Position Summary

Working under the director of the chief development and brand officer, the director of programs provides departmental leadership to all assigned aspects programs including the oversite of customized program strategies, ensuring their optimum performance levels, and the department’s financial success. This position will be responsible for achievement of program outcomes, planning, implementing and analyzing programs that meet the changing needs of girl members - with a primary focus on programs encompassing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) related to STEM, financial literacy, life skills, and outdoor programs, which includes summer camps (overnight, high adventure and day camp), and establishing partnerships to enhance program opportunities. The director of programs works in partnership with other operational functions to support organizational mission, goals and strategic priorities.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize, plan, and implement year-round comprehensive program experiences for Girl Scouts.
  • Manage, supervise, and foster the professional growth and effectiveness of the program staff.
  • Cultivate relationships with potential programming partners in partnership with the Fund Development initiatives.
  • Ensure council revenue goals are achieved through program fees and grants.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to promote council-wide programs and the release of the GSGC program guide at least twice per year.
  • Recruit episodic volunteers and committees, oversee all curriculum development and general program delivery.
  • Create and manage associated budgets, work plans, and goals for review and approval by supervisor.
  • Manage and participate in the development of appropriate council systems, processes, resources and infrastructure to support the delivery of programs.
  • Spearhead new programming activities associated with national initiatives through GSUSA and sister councils.
  • Implement and assess program evaluations and GSLE outcomes utilizing survey tools, making changes as necessary to ensure all objectives are met in the areas of customer service and program effectiveness.
  • Maximize use of council-owned properties and program sites year-round.
  • Ensure facility and camp safety and security during activities, in coordination with Gateway Council property staff.
  • Understand and interpret Gateway Council’s Volunteer Essentials and Safety Checkpoints.
  • In coordination with Gateway Council property staff, ensure GSGC camps meet ACA standards and stay abreast of changes to ACA requirements that impact Girl Scout members, GSGC, and GSGC properties.
  • Maintain and implement procedures that ensure compliance with council and GSUSA risk management guidelines as well as American Camping Association, federal, and state policies.
  • Actively supports and promotes the council’s commitment to excellent customer service, membership growth and retention, brand commitment, and fund development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Competencies and areas of expertise will include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 5+ years prior experience in nonprofits, programming, or camp management
  • Preferred background in Girl Scouts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exceptional problem solving ability
  • Self-motivated and disciplined to achieve set goals
  • Solid understanding and capable user of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Valid Florida vehicle license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance, or the ability to fulfill timely and extensive travel requirements across widespread regional geography
To apply please send your resume to tstancato@girlscouts-gateway.org

Managing Director- Blessings In a Backpack

Posted on 9/30/2019 

This position requires a take-charge, self-starter to lead the First Coast Blessings Chapter in Jacksonville, Florida. The Managing Director will have overall responsibilities for implementing Blessings strategic plan with a focus on board development, local fundraising, volunteer management, program sustainability and expansion, and operations. The Managing Director will conceptualize and manage complex project plans, working in close collaboration with the Blessings senior management team and local advisory board.

The Managing Director is a direct report to the Chief Program Officer of Blessings.

BACKGROUND

Blessings in a Backpack (Blessings) mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry. Each week of the school year, Blessings and its thousands of volunteers and partners send a bag of food home with children who, during the week, are fed by the free and reduced meal program.
During the 2018-2019 school year, approximately 85,000 children at over 1,000 schools nationally received a Blessings bag each week.

The First Coast Blessings Chapter was established in 2008 and will serve over 4,300 children in 32 Duval and St. John county schools in the 2019-20 school year. Over 300 community members volunteer with the chapter program operations, special events and community functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Key responsibilities include:
• Manage all aspects of the Blessings program in the local chapter including fundraising, public relations, marketing, board development, volunteer oversight and coordination
(recruitment, training, retention), local program operations support including food procurement
• In the local community build, establish, and sustain relationships with funders, community leaders, and other partners
• Work with the national office and the local advisory board
 o lead all fundraising activities including major gifts,   grants, special events, direct mail appeals and corporate partnership initiatives in the Jacksonville area
 o create a plan to sustain and increase the numbers of children fed, consistent with the national strategic plan

• Responsible for financial management and oversight:
 o Develop and monitor program budgets to ensure appropriate resource availability and allocation; manage cash flow
 o Maintain understanding of chapter budget status and communicate with internal stakeholders as needed
 o Coordinate the annual chapter budget planning process
 o Oversee grants administration for the chapter, including reporting
 o Ensure that donor requirements are met within chapter financial operations

• Cultivate and partner with the local advisory board to expand chapter resources and capacity

• Coordinate volunteers for special events and activities

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Education
• Bachelor’s degree

Fund Development
• Minimum 5 years of fund development experience in the Jacksonville area, or comparable sales/revenue generation experience
• Proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources including major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations
• Experience in donor cultivation, grant writing, contract management
• Experience in planning and executing special events for fund-raising

Community Relations
• Knowledge of and connections to the community of Jacksonville
• Experience in working with a Board (Advisory Board or Board of Directors)
• Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups of people
• Ability to build and maintain effective internal and external interpersonal relationships

Financial Management
• Experience in budget development
• Experience in managing the overall P&L of an operating unit or department

Communication
• Writing skills for effective presentations, reports, memos
• Public speaking experience in addressing various sized groups in both informal and formal meetings

Measurement and Results Orientation
• Demonstrated success in working in organizations with accountability systems, and with metrics for outcomes and results
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks/projects while maintaining attention to detail

External engagement
• Willingness and ability to attend local business and social events that require both workday and evening availability, plus travel within the Jacksonville area
• Ability to travel overnight by airplane on a limited basis

Computer Skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs

Additional Requirements
• Home office in the Jacksonville area
• Personal car transportation (mileage is reimbursed in accordance with IRS rules)
• Valid driver's license
• Desire to make an impact on food-insecure children in your community

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Sales and customer relationship management experience
• Knowledge of effective marketing strategies and tactics
• Work experience in a face-paced, growth-oriented, entrepreneurial organizational environment
• Project management experience
• Knowledge of Raisers Edge

BENEFITS
Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision, Paid time off (PTO), Paid Holidays, Paid Winter Break, Summer Fridays, FSA Plan, 403(b) Plan

Relocation assistance is not available.

Interested individuals should send cover letter and resume to carolb@blessingsinabackpack.org.

It is our policy as an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer to provide to all qualified persons and to administer all aspects and conditions of employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military service in employment, marital status, genetic information, parental status, pregnancy, and/or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Resource Producer – St. Augustine Tonight TV

Posted on 9/26/2019 

RESOURCE PRODUCER – ST. AUGUSTINE TONIGHT TV

 

Resource Producer – Full-Time, Day – through March 2020.

 

A dynamic opportunity is offered by St. Augustine Tonight TV (SATS#4) starting immediately and running through March of 2020.  This position may continue thereafter by agreement.

 

Based in beautiful St. Augustine, one of the fastest-growing areas in Florida, St. Augustine Tonight TV is about to commence its fourth season of broadcast on social media.  This season, SATS#4 has moved to a newly designed and constructed sound stage at the Corazon Cinema and Café. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Resource Producer is responsible for facilitating solicitations and funding of the St. Augustine Tonight season #4  through acquired sponsorships and fundraising.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Resource Producer will generate revenue through the acquisition and solicitation of sponsors and donors.  A substantial list of identified prospect has been assembled and is available.  This position also calls for the identification and cultivation of future prospects.  The Producer/Director and our board (of 17) of SATS#4 is available at all times to accompany the Executive Producer on solicitation of prospects.

Some limited opportunities from Grant Funding from the County,  the State of Florida, and other local organizations are available.  With the help of our Production, Public Relations/Communication director, Ward Clayton, the Resource Producer will write and submit grant applications.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

The Resource Producer will maintain close, daily contact with Board Members to facilitate solicitation of prospects, provide proposals, discuss issues, explain programing and organize and accompany solicitations.  Reporting to the Producer/Director, Jorge Rivera, and Co-Producer, Lauren Bressette when Rivera is unavailable, the Resource Producer will operate with considerable autonomy.

 

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

The Resource Producer will come to the position with experience in fundraising or the acquisition of sponsors in the communication/television field.

Due to the autonomy of this position and the fast pace of production, the ideal candidate will be a self-starter and highly motivated

 

COMPENSATION:

The Resource Producer’s position will be a highly compensated position based upon skill and achievement of goals.

CONTACT:

Please email jrivera@firstcoast.tv or text (904) 315-9926 and please put Resource Producer in the subject.

Foundation Development Specialist- Ascension St. Vincent's

Posted on 8/09/2019 

Specialist-Foundation Development - Full-Time,Day - SVF-St Vincent’s Foundation - Jacksonville,FL

Looking for a great Full Time opportunity?

St. Vincent HealthCare has been proudly serving Jacksonville and the surrounding areas since 1873. We are a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare system. In Florida, Ascension operates seven hospitals and has over 100 sites of care. We employ nearly 10,000 people across the region.  Together with Sacred Heart, we provided $168 million dollars in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Why join Ascension?
Caring Team: Working together our associates are incredibly supportive of each other and care for each other as family.  

More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It’s a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community. With a mission established 100 years ago, your role on the team will contribute to a legacy that has supported our community for over a century.  

Strength in our People: At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them. In addition to the chance to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training and competitive wages. We also support work-life balance and spirituality in the workplace.

Wellbeing Programs: Transforming healthcare starts with taking care of our associates. We know our associates are busy and on the go. We provide our team resources and tools to help them proactively manage their physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing.

Compensation/Benefits: At Ascension, we provide a competitive compensation package inclusive of a wide range of flexible benefit options. We support work-life balance through generous paid time off and encourage spirituality in the workplace.

Shift: FT

Key Responsibilities:
As an Associate with St. Vincent's HealthCare-FL, you will have the opportunity to participate in fundraising campaigns, grant administration, major gift and/or charitable development programs.

Responsibilities:
Assists with fundraising campaigns including marketing, budgets and timelines. Coordinates the creative process, file selection, production and mailing, and the acknowledgement process.
Supports strategy to train staff on marketing campaigns, soliciting donors, and defining levels of giving and benefits. Creates printed materials and updates databases and websites with campaign program information.

Implements donor relations/recognition activities. Develops donor confidence and relationships through effective gift solicitation, processing and acknowledgement.

Supports the development and implementation of tracking strategies for solicitation efforts and perform analysis of data for results.

Education:
Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred.

Work Experience:
3 years of experience required.

Ready to fulfill your calling with a company that cares? Apply today

Equal Employment Opportunity:
St. Vincent's Healthcare (SVHC) will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

To apply please visit: 

https://jobs.ascension.org/jobs/4357650-foundation-develop-specialist

Foundation Development Lead-Ascension St. Vincent's

Posted on 8/09/2019

Lead-Foundation Development - Home Office - Full-Time,Day - SVF-St Vincents Foundation - Jacksonville,FL

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension St. Vincent’s, based in Jacksonville, Florida, has served the people of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia since 1873. It is home to the largest cardiovascular program between Atlanta and Orlando. From its humble beginning to its current status as a regional healthcare system, Ascension St. Vincent's is widely recognized for delivering quality, compassionate care.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

What You Will Do:

As an Associate with St. Vincent's HealthCare-FL, you will have the opportunity to develop and execute the Foundation's strategies for annual and major giving and/or corporate partnerships.

Responsibilities:

Develops and manages sponsorship plans for significant fundraising initiatives. Develops, implements, and manages plans to negotiate contracts.

Develops and stewards relationships with current and prospective corporate contributors; including major and/or annual donors.

Manages the Foundation's corporate fundraising program within budgeted goals.

Develops and manages fundraising operations of assigned projects. Identifies, cultivates, and solicits contributions from individuals, corporations, and/or foundations.

What You Will Need:

Education:
Diploma
High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required

Work Experience:
1 year of experience required. 4 years of experience preferred. 2 years of leadership or management experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

St. Vincent's Healthcare (SVHC) will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

To apply please visit: https://jobs.ascension.org/jobs/4357653-foundation-development-lead

Grant Writer- Ascension St. Vincent's

Posted on 8/09/2019 

Looking for a great Full Time opportunity?
St. Vincent Healthcare has been proudly serving Jacksonville and the surrounding areas since 1873. We are a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare system. In Florida, Ascension operates seven hospitals and has over 100 sites of care. We employ nearly 10,000 people across the region.  Together with Sacred Heart, we provided $168 million dollars in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 165,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 153 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

Why Join Ascension?
Caring Team: Working together our associates are incredibly supportive of each other and care for each other as family.  

More Than a Job: Working for Ascension is more than just a job. It’s a career where your talent and passion for delivering quality healthcare can make a difference for patients, team members, and the community. With a mission established 100 years ago, your role on the team will contribute to a legacy that has supported our community for over a century.  

Strength in our People: At Ascension, we believe our people are our strength and we invest in them. In addition to the chance to have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve, associates benefit from significant professional opportunities, career advancement, training, and competitive wages. We also support work-life balance and spirituality in the workplace.

Wellbeing Programs: Transforming healthcare starts with taking care of our associates. We know our associates are busy and on the go. We provide our team resources and tools to help them proactively manage their physical, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing.

Compensation/Benefits: At Ascension, we provide a competitive compensation package inclusive of a wide range of flexible benefit options. We support work-life balance through generous paid time off and encourage spirituality in the workplace.

Shift: FT

Key Responsibilities:
As an Associate with St. Vincent's HealthCare-FL, you will have the opportunity to coordinate and implement activities to identify, apply for and manage public/private sector grant opportunities.

Responsibilities:
Identifies grant fundable priority projects, facilitates the involvement of key personnel, gathers information and assists with project development.
Prepares grant applications. Writes letters of inquiry and prepares preliminary and final proposals. Gathers all supporting documents required for grant submission.
Designs, implements and manages a system to track and report on the status of all requested and received grants and related information.
Supports gift programs with fiscal advice, including resource allocation, financial analysis, and stewardship.

Education:
Bachelor's degree required, Masters preferred.

Work Experience:
3 years of experience required.

Ready to fulfill your calling with a company that cares? Apply today

Equal Employment Opportunity:
St. Vincent's Healthcare (SVHC) will provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all associates and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, genetic information, carrier status or any other legally protected status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

To apply please visit: https://jobs.ascension.org/jobs/4357651-grant-writer

Sr. Director of Development & Marketing (Nassau County)- Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Posted on 7/15/2019

Job Summary:  
The Development Officer will be responsible for leading the fundraising efforts for Boys & Girls Clubs in Nassau County with a focus on developing individual, corporate, and foundation donors as well as working with board members on fundraising opportunities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  Include the following, other duties may be assigned.

Develop strategic plans to generate revenue through a variety of fundraising techniques.  

Execute fundraising strategy through existing events and donor solicitation calls, including the Annual Gala, Guardian events and other approved fundraising activities.

Identify and cultivate a portfolio of potential donor prospects.  Conduct donor discovery visits with highly rated major gift prospects.  Provide opportunity for donors to receive recognition through existing national programs as well as local initiatives to encourage increased future giving.  Steward existing donors through frequent communication and relationship building.  Successfully meet an annual fundraising goal set on a yearly basis.

Meet with individual donors, corporations, foundations, and community leaders to share the Boys & Girls Clubs message and articulate the need for funding support. Actively represent the organization in Nassau County and Northeast Florida through speaking engagements, attendance at community events and membership in appropriate organizations.

Increase visibility of Club programs, services and activities through coordination of all marketing and public relations opportunities with the Development and Marketing teams of the Foundation to ensure consistent messaging.

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal:  Maintains close, daily contact with Board Members, the Development Department and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel.  Maintains close relationships with administrative personnel.

External:  Maintains contact with individual, corporate, and foundation donors as well as external community groups and leaders.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

Minimum of 5 years of experience preferred in a Boys & Girls Clubs or similar organization.

Four-year degree required. Degree in Non-profit Management or Business preferred.

Minimum of 5 years of experience preferred in a Boys & Girls Clubs or similar organization.

Excellent written and verbal skills and the ability to facilitate large and small group presentations.

Excellent organizational and analytical skills and the ability to multi-task and meet aggressive deadlines.

Documented history of successful fundraising.  Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

Documented history of successful fundraising.  Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors.

Proven experience in community brand awareness building via marketing and social media efforts.

Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of major gifts, capital campaigns, and planned giving.  

Ability to conceptualize the agency philosophy and to communicate the concept to others with passion and with desired results. Ability to motivate and inspire others to believe in the organization mission.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office suites and knowledge of donor management databases. Raiser's Edge or eTapestry experience preferred.

Ability to travel in assigned geographic area and attend functions with flexible hours.

Valid driver's license with good driving record and consistent access to a motor vehicle with appropriate insurance required.

DISCLAIMER:

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification.  It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

To apply for the position, please visit https://bgccf.hirecentric.com/jobs/163575.html

Director of Development, Northeast Florida Region- Live the Life

Posted on 7/10/2019 

Are you a seasoned Development professional who wants to make a real difference in the world? If so, join the premier Relationship and Marriage Education Nonprofit in the Southeast U.S. Our mission at Live the Life is to transform relationships by teaching people “how to” love well – so that they can have the type of marriage and relationships they have always wanted. The results of our work include happier and healthier marriages, stronger families, reduced county-wide divorce rates, and improved child well-being across a host of measures. We do this through the relationship skills-building workshops we deliver as well as by equipping local churches and agencies to conduct their own marriage and relationship programs and ministries. Live the Life is a 20-year-old statewide organization, headquartered in Tallahassee, with regional offices in Jacksonville, Bradenton, Panama City and Ft. Lauderdale.

The Northeast Florida Regional Director of Development will lead the fundraising efforts for Live the Life in the Jacksonville area. The director will place special emphasis on building a strong and sustainable fundraising program as a major component of the organization’s diversified funding model, which includes program income, philanthropic gifts and grants.

The position reports directly to the state President of Live the Life and with dotted line responsibility to the Regional Manager in the Jacksonville office.

Live the Life
Director of Development – Northeast Florida Region

LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida

JOB SUMMARY
Are you a seasoned Development professional who wants to make a real difference in the world? If so, join the premier Relationship and Marriage Education Nonprofit in the Southeast U.S. Our mission at Live the Life is to transform relationships by teaching people “how to” love well – so that they can have the type of marriage and relationships they have always wanted. The results of our work include happier and healthier marriages, stronger families, reduced county-wide divorce rates, and improved child well-being across a host of measures. We do this through the relationship skills-building workshops we deliver as well as by equipping local churches and agencies to conduct their own marriage and relationship programs and ministries. Live the Life is a 20-year-old statewide organization, headquartered in Tallahassee, with regional offices in Jacksonville, Bradenton, Panama City and Ft. Lauderdale.

The Northeast Florida Regional Director of Development will lead the fundraising efforts for Live the Life in the Jacksonville area. The director will place special emphasis on building a strong and sustainable fundraising program as a major component of the organization’s diversified funding model, which includes program income, philanthropic gifts and grants.

The position reports directly to the state President of Live the Life and with dotted line responsibility to the Regional Manager in the Jacksonville office.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop and execute a strategic fund development plan designed to broaden the funding base and increase financial support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other sources
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship of current and prospective donors with focus on nurturing long-term relationships on behalf of the organization with major donors including individuals, corporations and foundations
• Collaborate and work with our program staff as “match makers” to engage program participants in development--because great programs help fundraising, and great fundraising helps programs
• Foster the organization’s commitment to a culture of philanthropy
• Build and work as key liaison to the Northeast Florida Regional Advisory Council
• Implement and maintain best practice processes for fundraising management, gift entry and acknowledgment
• Embrace and reflect the organization’s mission, vision and values at the office and while serving as a key ambassador in the community
• Increase the level of regional support in Northeast Florida from $150K to $300K per year within the next 18 months and to $1 million within the next 5 years

QUALIFICATIONS:
The ideal candidate will demonstrate most, if not all, of the following characteristics:
• A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in fundraising with demonstrated accomplishment
• Bachelor’s degree required
• CFRE certification preferred
• Capacity to design and implement a multi-faceted and diversified fundraising effort
• Proven track record of securing major gifts from individuals ($10k+)
• Demonstrated success in securing corporate and foundation grants
• Ability to identify and secure support from new constituencies, retain support from existing constituencies, and nurture long-term donor relationships
• Keen interest in building a proactive and sustainable fundraising program
• Familiarity with the Northeast Florida philanthropic community preferred
• Entrepreneurial spirit with great initiative
• Comfortable working as the sole development professional in an office
• Genuine appreciation for Christian faith-based ministry
• Proficiency in The Raiser’s Edge is a plus, but not required

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE: We are a fast-paced and highly productive Christian non-profit organization grounded in a loving and supportive family atmosphere. The dress code is business casual with Denim Fridays.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  Starting salary will be between $60,000 and $80,000, depending upon qualifications and experience. Benefits include medical, retirement, and dental; 3 weeks Paid Time Off per year; cell phone; travel expenses; Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) membership and professional development opportunities; and a front row seats to see lives transformed.


LEARN MORE ABOUT LIVE THE LIFE: LivetheLife.org

Hear three couples describe the impact that one of Live the Life’s programs (Adventures in Marriage) had on them:  https://youtu.be/ZTjCOUSoCmo

Watch the board chair’s address to the 2018 annual conference of the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education (NARME), including research on Live the Life’s direct impact on the 28% divorce rate decline (2015 – 2017) in Duval County: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Byslw7X16SSHyjzoAw06Vg3Np8j8G-V/view  

CONTACT:
Please email cover letter and resume to DeAnn@PartnersWithNonnprofits.Org and please put “Live the Life, Director of Development” in the subject heading.

Special Events Manager- Girl Scouts of Gateway Council

Posted on 7/10/2019 

Working under the direction of the Senior Director of Development, the Special Events/Project Manager plays a key and integral role in the success of GSGC’s fund development efforts, specifically through Girl Scout Special Events. The Special Events/Project Manager requires a highly organized, creative, detail oriented, and motivated person to serve as lead for event planning, revenue generation, management, production and sponsorship. The Special Events/Project Manager must be willing to travel over our entire territory of Northern Florida to execute special events throughout the year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Create and manage the timeline, program and task list for all Girl Scout special events
o Events include but are not limited to: Women of Distinction events in different territories, Thin Mint Sprint 5k in different territories, Cookie Kick Off with the Jaguars in Jacksonville, and other fundraising events
• Organize and lead collaboration with the Marketing Team on event concept, graphic design/production/printing and event marketing
• Negotiate costs and services with vendors; book event space; arrange food and beverage; order all supplies/decorations; coordinate audiovisual equipment and operation; manage all event logistics
• Recruit and manage a volunteer committee for appropriate events
• Create event sponsorship packages and lead the solicitation and securing of sponsorships with the help of the development team
• Keep track of event finances including sponsorships, invoices and donations while utilizing the donor database
• Manage the follow-up with vendors, sponsors and staff members following each event
• Interprets the Girl Scout Leadership Experience philosophy and the council’s policies, procedures and standards


Competencies and areas of expertise will include:

• 3+ years prior experience coordination large fundraising or comparable special events
• Proven track record of generating revenue from events
• Budget management and negotiation skills
• Superior time management skills and multi-tasking abilities
• Ability to work under minimal supervision and take initiative in making decisions
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Master User of a donor database, Microsoft Office including Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook

Submit your application:
https://www.girlscouts-gateway.org/en/about-our-council/careers.html

Director of Development- Safe Harbor Children's Center

Posted on 6/27/2019 

Safe Harbor Children's Center, in Brunswick, Georgia, is seeking a Director of Development.



Director of Development
Safe Harbor Children’s Center

Brunswick, Georgia



Background

Situated amid stately live oaks in Brunswick, the city center of the beautiful Golden Isles region of Georgia, Safe Harbor Children’s Center is a home for children in need of a safe, loving environment – a place where they are treated like family. Known as the local safe haven for desperate, helpless children who have nowhere else to turn, Safe Harbor is a welcoming sanctuary where children and older youth can escape abuse, torment and neglect.

Since its founding in 1991, Safe Harbor has served thousands of children in desperate situations and built a superb reputation in the community. It has created seven distinct programs to serve their needs—including long-term residential shelter, runaway and homeless youth shelter, outreach to teens living on the streets, family preservation, children’s advocacy, rape crisis services and transitional living.

Following a $5 million capital campaign in 2015, Safe Harbor completed construction of the Windolf Residence, a state-of-the-art group home that can accommodate up to 24 children at a time. Now the organization seeks to use the campaign’s success as a launchpad for building a more robust annual and major gift fundraising program. For more information about Safe Harbor, visit their website at SafeHarborCenterInc.org.

Position Summary

The Director of Development is a full-time position that will be accountable to the Executive Officer. The Development Director will support the goals and objectives of Safe Harbor Children’s Center through visionary and strategic leadership in the areas of and donor management, fund development and marketing. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing plans, creating processes and recruiting the people needed to ensure success in each area. This is a solo development shop right now, so versatility and a can-do attitude will be necessary for the successful candidate.


Responsibilities

•  Develop, implement and evaluate an annual comprehensive fundraising strategy.
•  Solicit individual, foundation and corporate donors.
•  Nurture relationships with donors and potential donors through visits, facility tours and updates on programming to promote deeper engagement in the organization.
•  Create a signature special event.
•  Foster positive connections through effective community relations, building bridges with strategic business, service, media and partner organizations.
•  Coordinate organizational marketing efforts, including print and social media activities.
•  Occasional travel required.

Professional Qualifications & Personal Characteristics

•  Passion for the mission of Safe Harbor and commitment to providing the resources necessary to care for abused, abandoned, neglected and homeless children and youth.
•  History of successful fundraising in annual giving, special events, grant writing, and major gifts.
•  Highly motivated and able to work without close supervision, but willing to accept direction and guidance from the Executive Director.
•  Demonstrated experience in establishing processes and procedures for a high-functioning development program.
•  Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to attract people to the organization, including the ability to network and partner with a broad and diverse representation of the community.
•  Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
•  Collaborative team player who values open communication and two-way sharing with colleagues.
•  Understanding of donor database management. Blackbaud E-Tapestry is a plus.
•  Bachelor’s degree required.

Compensation

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Vacation policy and health insurance plan are competitive with sector norms.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Safe Harbor Children’s Center provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants. Their treatment of all employees and applicants shall be without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment except as provided by law.

Application Process

Submit cover letter and resume to Steven Byers, The Moran Company.  To apply for this position, copy and paste this link into your browser:  https://themorancompany.applytojob.com/apply/ueJCQjmE8W/Director-Of-Development?source=AFPFCFL

Sr. Director of Development - University of North Florida

Posted on 6/14/2019 


The Senior Director of Development, under the direction of the Assistant Vice President and/or Provost, provides leadership and guidance for a university department.



The Senior Director Development for Academic Affairs is responsible for all development activities in the Division. Specifically, the Senior Director will: identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship of major donors for Division initiatives at the level of $100,000 or more, recruit members to and manage the Division’s Leadership Council, plan and staff the Division’s annual fund drives, and work with leadership to identify giving opportunities to meet Division needs. Develop strategies and materials for attracting external prospects, as well as alumni, to support Division needs, while providing important stewardship to existing donors, which includes individuals, corporations and foundations. Develop and customize diverse fundraising strategies, purposeful events and activities to engage donor constituencies for the Division of Academic Affairs, which includes, but is not limited to: Military and Veterans Resource Center, Undergraduate Studies, Library, Environmental Center, LGBT Center, Lend-A-Wing, Continuing Education, OLLI, Recreation and Wellness and more.

The Senior Director of Development will also manage the Director of Development for Academic Affairs, the Coordinator of the UNF Parents Program and an administrative staff person, creating a fundraising team of four. During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job duties at a designated off campus location or place of residence.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and four years of experience directly related to the job functions.

Special Notice:
Applicants must complete an online application at www.unfjobs.org to be considered for this position.
Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Amelia Rubino at (904) 620-1891 or at amelia.rubino@unf.edu.

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.

Chief development & communications Officer- Hope Haven

Posted on 5/24/2019 

Hope Haven, a nonprofit in Jacksonville, Florida, offers hope that transforms families. Our mission is to ensure that children and families realize their full potential by providing specialized services and individualized educational opportunities. The chief development and communications officer (CDCO) will play a key role to ensure we reach our goal of being the national model for support of families whose loved ones face a range of educational, developmental and mental health concerns.

Reports to: Chief executive officer (CEO)
Status: Full Time, Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY
As a contributing member of the organization’s Executive Team, this new CDCO position requires a highly-motivated and very successful fundraising executive with marketing communications management experience to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of our fast-growing, highly-respected organization.
Hope Haven also offers the opportunity to create and deploy strategies that leverage a unique opportunity: our 100th Anniversary in 2026!
The CDCO should be a mission-focused, strategic, collaborative, results-driven, experienced creative leader and manager with a proven track record of growing a diverse and sustainable revenue portfolio, building and amplifying a positive brand position, and leading a team of diverse, talented individuals.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
 Play a key role in supporting Hope Haven's projected annual budget growth from $3M to $5M over the next three years, generating the resources, partnerships, and platform required to achieve our goals of becoming a national model where emerging theories are tested and piloted, and proven interventions are sustained in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment
 Effectively develop, lead, and manage the fund development, budgets and communications strategies for all fundraising, marketing activities and functions
 Lead all fundraising activities and generate contributed revenue by increasing major gifts, sponsorships, and grants
 Oversee marketing, communications, events, and brand strategy for the organization
 Create competitive and breakthrough strategies that show a clear connection between vision and action

Leadership and management
 Lead team to develop and execute against multi-year strategic goals and
annual work plans
 In partnership with the CEO and board leadership, lead and manage Hope
Haven’s strategic board engagement and stewardship
 Mentor and coach direct reports and support teams, delegating work streams
effectively, fostering professional growth, and motivating and holding team
members to a high standard of excellence
 Lead strategic planning, manage team execution against measurable goals and
objectives, and develop and manage budgets
 Work with the CEO and chair of the governance board to ensure fulfillment of
fund development roles amongst the board of directors and facilitate effective
engagement between management and volunteers
 Organize and prioritize work and deliverables of a team and cross-functional
organizational colleagues, and meet deadlines within a fast-paced
environment with competing demands
 Recruit, motivate, organize and retain a high-performing and diverse team;
foster talent development, growth, learning, and improvement
 Provide partnership, training, and support to staff across the organization to
help them successfully participate in fundraising efforts for the organization.
Build, strengthen, and leverage the strong internal culture of philanthropy
 Support and stand-in for CEO or other leaders for public appearances and
responses to media inquiries as needed

Fundraising
 Actively cultivate, solicit, and steward a personal portfolio of high-capacity,
transformational donors with major gifts record and/or potential from
corporate, foundation, and individual sources
 Lead team to accurately forecast and close gifts and grants to ensure adequate
revenue for the organization; support CEO and finance function to monitor
cash flow with timely revenue forecasts
 Direct and guide staff to maintain database files and records, including those
used to track contributions, communications with donors, and maintain
accurate mailing lists
 Proactively measure and report on progress against clear goals, assessing
efficacy and productivity, and spurring learning and improvement
Create, implement, and monitor revenue Key Performance Indicators (KPI) to support internal/external dashboards, learning, improvement and reporting
 Lead, manage, and model best practices and systems to support stewardship throughout the donor life cycle and with a growing donor pipeline
 Provide general oversight of the organization’s fund development activities, manage the day-to-day operations of the development function, and monitor adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and the board of directors

Brand, marketing, communications and events
 Demonstrate passion for Hope Haven’s mission, vision, and values
 Proactively create Hope Haven's positive public image, brand, and reputation
 Identify and oversee resources to write grant applications, case statements, major gift and sponsorship proposals, technical reports, communications, and other documents as necessary to support fundraising activities
 Directly oversee writing and editing of all fundraising and marketing communications, speeches, press releases, letters, and articles
 Build and foster collaborative relationships with other departments within the organization to stay informed and abreast of new and current work
 Presentations and facilitation skills
 Think and act strategically; understand the role of individuals, corporations, and foundations in contemporary philanthropy

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
 Progressive responsibility for fundraising experience, with minimum of 5 years in a senior director role and 7 years of successful track record attracting and closing major gifts of $100,000+
 Proven track record of identifying, cultivating, securing, and stewarding major donor relationships and of partnering with high-level boards of directors, volunteers, and organizational partners
 Demonstrated competency in marketing, communications and brand management in a related field, with excellent written and oral communication skills across all organizational levels
 Exceptional project management skills
 Minimum 5 years experience in supervising and managing staff, including creative vendors and/or contractors
 Proficiency using Microsoft Office products, database tools (i.e., Little Green Light), and web content management systems

To apply please visit https://www.hope-haven.org/employment.

Marketing and Communications Officer - Pine Castle

Posted on 5/22/19

SUMMARY:
The Marketing and Communications Officer will be responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the agency’s marketing, communications, community and public relations efforts to advance Pine Castle’s mission in Northeast Florida.  The Officer will develop the organization’s marketing and communication plans and oversee the development of all marketing collateral, advertising, social media, website content, print and email newsletters, donor communications and press releases.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

Develops, implements, and executes an annual communications plan, including newsletters, media releases, annual report, brochures, signage and other external communications as needed.

 

Develops metrics to measure success and evaluate the effectiveness of the plan and the impact of all Media on the mission.

 

Handles agency internal photography for all events and activities and manages image database.  Coordinates with external photographers, videographers and marketing / advertising agencies for special projects as needed. 

 

Ensures that all external communications and marketing materials are consistent with Pine Castle branding. 

Manages all media contacts; cultivates relationships with media to ensure the most effective messaging for and positioning of Pine Castle.

 

Develops and writes content for both print and electronic media including website, e-newsletter, flyers, promotional materials, press releases, etc.

 

Proofreads and copyedits publications, donor impact reports, grants, etc.

 

Manages and edits agency website.

Writes and submits award nominations. i.e. National Philanthropy Day, Mental Health awards, JBJ’s awards, etc.

 

Participates in senior staff administrative meetings and serves as a member of the leadership team to ensure an effective agency-wide approach in the marketing and communication activities of the organization.

 

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Self-motivated and detail oriented professional with excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills required. 

 

Strong writing skills.

 

Ability to work independently and as a team member with other staff, board members, and members of the community.

 

Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Office.

 

Strong social media skills.

 

A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.

 

Organization and time management skills.

 

High comfort level working in a diverse environment.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

BA/BS degree in Communications, Marketing Business or equivalent work experience. Three to five years related experience.

Salary Range: $40,000 to $45,000

To Apply, email asutton@pinecastle.org

Development Assistant - Pine Castle, Inc.

Posted on 5/14/19

SUMMARY:

The Development Assistant will work directly with the Development Team providing general administrative support, maintain and manage the daily operation of the donor database, donor thank you letters, organize mailings, and other detail-oriented responsibilities as assigned.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for Pine Castle’s mission and be comfortable working with and communicating with donors. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 

DEVELOPMENT DUTIES:

 

Provide administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and designated staff.

 

Manage and supervise data entry for gift records, so that the processing, tracking, reporting and acknowledgment of gifts are performed in an accurate and timely fashion.  Ensure that the data derived from these activities is maintained, continuously updated and easily accessible.

 

Writes and edits donor letters, proposals, final reports, and other correspondence, as required.

 

Create queries and reports as needed and/or assigned to support cultivation and stewardship activities.

 

Maintains database and performs maintenance projects including duplicate removals, merging, address corrections, etc. as requested. 

 

Produce targeted mailing lists for communications, solicitations, invitations, etc. for development staff and other constituents.

 

Update donor records in donor database as needed.

 

Assist with logistics for Pine Castle Experience Tours.

 

Provides prompt, courteous, and professional internal and external customer service to constituents.

 

Responsible for all In-Kind donations and thank you process.

 

Assist development department with special projects

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and a minimum of three (3) years related experience.  Non-profit agency experience required.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must demonstrate ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and development related materials – both in print and online. Must have the ability to create reports, business correspondence, and have effective email communications with supporters and constituents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from the board, managers, event sponsors and corporate partners, donors, volunteers and the general public.

 

Must be able to demonstrate high proficiency in MS Excel and Office products.

 

ATTITUDE and VALUES:

A personal commitment to service to others and respect for all persons with any level of ability is essential.

 

Embracing the mission and vision of Pine Castle and working as an ambassador of the agency in all activities and agency related roles is of the utmost importance.

 

Must have ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced office environment.

 

Must be self-motivated, maintain a positive attitude and participate in cross functional team environment.

 

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITLIES:

Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.

 

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.

 

Ability to anticipate needs, see opportunities and use good judgement in dealing with confidential information.

 

 

Experience managing Development databases and proficiency in database administration, prospect and constituent management, data imports and exports and developing reports. Bloomerang experience preferred.  

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet; however, clients will occasionally visit with you in your office.  You must be comfortable when working around people with disabilities. 

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to asutton@pinecastle.org  No phone calls please.

Assistant Vice President of Development and Alumni Engagement - UNF

The Assistant Vice President Development Alumni Engagement will be reporting to the Vice President of University Development and Alumni Engagement. This position will oversee the following offices within the Division of University Development and Alumni Engagement: Annual Giving, Donor Stewardship and Engagement, Alumni Engagement, and Athletics fundraising.

The AVP is a senior staff member and will be part of the UDAE senior team. The AVP will play a critical role in the growth of alumni annual giving as well as create a cohesive, groundbreaking new strategies and outreach efforts for building commitment and engagement among UNF’s alumni and friends. Additional responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Alumni Board relations and engagement; Foundation Board committee support; programming and events; leadership and staff development; and data acquisition and analysis.

Required Qualifications
A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and five years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and seven years of experience directly related to the job functions.

Applicants must complete an online application at www.unfjobs.org to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online will not be considered for this position. Once you submit your completed application you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Amelia Rubino at (904) 620-1891 or at amelia.rubino@unf.edu

Grants Manager- Community Hospice

Posted on 4/29/2019

The Grants Manager oversees the grant application and management process for all grant activities at Community Hospice. The positon’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the identification of potential new funding sources, development of funding resources for existing and proposed programs and/or services, writing grants, collaborating on grant applications with various departments and completing required grant reports and evaluations. This position is also responsible for collecting, analyzing and reporting data on the performance of program activities.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to, creating content for Foundation communications (appeal letters, invitations, newsletters, etc.), managing the Foundation’s communications calendar and overseeing the development, creation and printing/mailing of direct mail pieces as well as assisting with creation/finalization of mailing lists. This position will coordinate between the Foundation and the Communications departments to ensure satisfactory and timely creation of direct mail communications. 

Donor Coordinator- The Guardian Catholic Schools

Posted on 4/16/2019

Position: Donor Coordinator FLSA:  Non-Exempt (Hourly)
Reports to: Executive Director of Advancement
Effective date: April 2019

General Summary:  
The position of Donor Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director of Advancement and will provide administrative support for the Office of Development.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provides frequent ongoing maintenance and integrity of the Donor Perfect software to track prospective and current donor records, including ad hoc reporting requests, frequent updates to the database, and regular reporting of donor activity.
• Coordinates frequent communications and outreach to support external donor development and stewardship.
• Manages stewardship activities, including regular reporting to donors, scheduling visits, and ensures proper representation of donor identity commitments: signage, website listings, e-newsletter articles, logo placement, annual report listing, donor wall recognition, and social media and other applicable promotional materials.
• Coordinates a variety of administrative activities related to donor attendance and involvement in events and programs, ensuring a seamless patron experience inclusive of the annual golf tournament and other events, as directed by the Executive Director of Advancement.
• Works collaboratively with the Executive Director of Advancement and Guardian’s board members to achieve annual funding goals to support the Mission of The Guardian.
• Provides support to the Executive Director of Advancement in preparation for board meetings.
• Collaborates with the Executive Director of Advancement to assess ongoing needs of The Guardian Catholic Schools to develop proposals for corporate and state funding opportunities.
• Partners with various foundations to apply and manage grant applications, fulfillment and reporting processes.
• Writes and edits grant requests, donor letters, corporate sponsorship proposals, final reports, and other correspondence, as required, necessitating a high degree of persuasive professional writing skills.
• Develops the design layout, writes articles, and prints and mails The Guardian Catholic Schools Newsletter.
• Responds to specific and routine work assignments, as well as special projects from the The Guardian Catholic School, necessitating great attention to detail, priority, and deadlines.
• Screens, prioritizes, and routes phone calls to the appropriate personnel or provides direct assistance to individuals within scope of authority and responsibility of the position, necessitating a high level of professionalism, empathy, tact, courtesy and diplomacy.  Contacts and conversations frequently involve confidential/sensitive matters necessitating a high degree of discretion.
• Greets and receives visitors in a courteous and professional manner, directing them to the appropriate parties.  
• Receives and distributes incoming mail and assures that outgoing mail is sent in a timely fashion. Handles office mailings and distributes materials to commission.
• Creates neat and professional correspondences as assigned; free from error and with good grammar and proper English; proofreads and edits materials; duplicates and distributes materials as necessary.  
• Provides research, data entry into multiple databases, accurate and timely filing; organizes and maintains a neat and efficient filing system, and creates, updates, and maintains accurate databases, electronic files and other records and information.
• Must be able to schedule all necessary accommodations for meetings, visits, conferences, flight, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, and other travel arrangements.
• Responsible to pay great attention to schedules, paying special awareness to deadlines, reoccurring important dates, obligations and commitments, and providing timely reminders as necessary.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
• Must have knowledge of the Catholic faith and possesses a working knowledge of the Catholic Church.
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years’ professional experience in the not-for-profit Development field.
• Ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail, accuracy, and efficiency; a person with superior organizational skills.
• Experience and skills in researching, data collection, and organizing and preparing data for analysis is preferred.
• Knowledge and skills in the use of technology, as well as continuously looking for ways to use technology to make the office and individual work responsibilities more effective and efficient.
• Must consistently demonstrate a positive, friendly, respectful and caring attitude with colleagues, the public, and all one serves in word and deed; projecting a welcoming atmosphere to all who visit the office.  
• Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve complex problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities.
• Requires a high level of proficiency and expertise in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook – as well as Photoshop with photo-editing tools, and Adobe.  
• Must be proficient in English grammar with excellent research, interpretive, writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
• Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate events.
• Must maintain a valid driver’s license.
• Must successfully pass the required criminal background check prior to employment and every five years.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, vendors, employees, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Position may require some evening and weekend hours.

 
For more information or to apply please email Ms. Mervin Denny at
Mdenny@guardiancatholicschools.org

Director of Development for Coggin College of Business - UNF

General Description:
The Director of Development for the Coggin College of Business is responsible for all development activities in the college.

Job Function:
- Identify, cultivate, solicit and provide stewardship of major donors for college initiatives at the level of $100,000 or more and attain annual financial goals. – Provide staff support to the college’s Business Advisory Council and Alumni Chapter. – Plan and staff the college’s annual fund drives. – Work with Dean, faculty and staff of the college to identify areas for which external support for the college and its programs is appropriate and necessary. – Work with Dean, faculty and staff of the college in developing strategies and materials for attracting external support for the college. – Nurture long-term relationships on behalf of the college with contributors including individuals, corporations and foundations. – Work with the Director of Annual Giving to coordinate college participation in direct mail, phonathon and faculty and staff fund drive. – Attend Development and Alumni Affairs team meetings. – Prepare an annual calendar of college public events to serve as both public relations and fundraising tools for the college development program. – Develop an annual report of college development activities and accomplishments. – Assist Alumni Services for CCB alumni needs. – Supervise an assistant director of development, secretary, web site developer/graphic designer and student assistant. – Complete other duties as assigned by the Dean or Assistant VP for Development in consultation with the Dean as they relate to a comprehensive, university-wide campaign. During declared campus emergencies, this position may be required to perform specific job related duties at a designated off campus location or place of residence.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and three years of experience directly related to the job functions.

Special Instructions:
Applicants must complete an online application at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Amelia Rubino at (904) 620-1891 or at amelia.rubino@unf.edu.

Assistant Director of Development - Flagler College

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for raising major gifts to meet the priorities of the college.  This includes carrying a major gift portfolio of 130 major gift prospects and soliciting planned gifts.  The position also works with academic departments to facilitate their fundraising needs and works with the donors associated with the advisory board that supports the department.  This position will also help raise support for the needs outlined in the approved strategic plan.  Significant travel is required.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Represents Flagler College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our services, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Flagler College.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Flagler College – an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handles confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Solicits major gifts using a moves management process.
  5. Maintain a personal visit schedule of 150 to 200 face-to-face contacts per year including first time discovery visits.
  6. Presents 18 to 22 major gift proposals per year.
  7. Works with an assigned academic department and the associated advisory board.
  8. Demonstrates teamwork, working with other departments and faculty to meet the funding needs for the college.
  9. Utilizing RE database to document call reports, historical records, giving history and communications with donors and prospects.

OTHER DUTIES:

  1. Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.
  2. Develop proposals for major gift prospects, and execute those strategies.
  3. Represent the College and provide assistance at various events on and off campus.
  4. Record in Raiser’s Edge all contacts with prospects and proposals submitted.

 

 

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Knowledge: Bachelor's degree required, with an advanced degree preferred.  One to five years of experience in fundraising.  Salary will be commensurate with experience

Skills: 

  • Strong proven interpersonal skills to deal effectively with donors, internal organizational leadership, Institutional Advancement staff, as well as donors and prospects and their advisors.
  • Integrity coupled with the ability to engender trust and confidence.
  • Proactive strategic thinker.
  • Energetic team player.
  • Ability to actively listen.
  • Strong communication skills, articulate, conceptual and persuasive.
  • Goal and task oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Good judgment and initiative.
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); Raiser’s Edge

 Abilities: Extensive travel, including some night and weekend work, is required.  Ability to work autonomously in carrying out assigned responsibilities while answering formally to the Executive Director for Institutional Advancement.   Lifting occasionally up to 20 lbs. Must qualify for valid Florida driver’s license and the ability to drive a car.

 

Flagler College is committed to diversity, inclusion and pursuit of a higher education with adherence to high ethical standards. It is the policy of Flagler College not to discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected characteristic.



To apply, visit: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=17535&clientkey=CFD5A25D0F7875F72907A59112412D6B

Donor Relations Manager- K9s For Warriors

Posted on 3/20/2019

Working under the direction of the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), the Donor Relations Manager (DRM) plays a key and integral role in the success of K9s For Warriors fund development efforts, specifically through ongoing and proactive relationship management, strategic communications planning, gifts cultivation and solicitation activity with an assigned caseload of qualified major donors. In this role, the DRM will identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors acting as the primary contact between K9s and the assigned caseload, with an emphasis on securing gifts of $10,000 and higher, increasing overall major gifts to K9s For Warriors while retaining and strengthening existing giving. An ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate our organization’s mission is key.

The DRM must be a team player who also works well independently, has strong leadership abilities and an entrepreneurial spirit, possesses initiative, has unparalleled attention to detail, and excels in being creative, dependable, flexible, and resourceful. The DRM will work in conjunction with the CAO, Associate Director of Development and consultants to design, develop and implement K9s For Warriors’ annual major gift plan (individual contributions of $10,000+). The DRM will be expected to energize team members, persuade prospects and meet annual fundraising objectives. This position works closely with program managers, CAO and CEO to align major gifts efforts with the K9s For Warriors’ strategic plan and mission. The DRM’s primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Assist donors in accomplishing their philanthropic goals through a relationship with K9s For Warriors

Establish, manage and fulfill a caseload communications plan, including individual fundraising goals and personalized strategies, to effectively steward, educate, cultivate and solicit gifts from major donors each fiscal year, with an emphasis on gifts of $10,000 and higher

Manage a minimum caseload of 150 assigned and qualified major donors and maintain and seek to engage with a small additional prospective donor “watch list” as assigned, following the agreed upon communications plan that is specific to each donor and prospect

Lead in one-to-one solicitation, gift acknowledgment and stewardship communication

Travel as necessary, establishing and maintaining excellent donor relations, providing written proposals to major gift prospects as needed, and including K9s leadership as appropriate

Work in collaboration with program, finance, development, education/communications and admin support staff to develop a portfolio of giving opportunities (cases for support) that documents funding needs in terms of real program costs, how dollars impact our warriors and rescue dogs, outcomes being achieved, shortfalls and exciting mission advancement opportunities; presenting these opportunities to donors to effectively match donor interests with K9s advancement needs

Manage all office systems related to DRM duties, including maintaining updated donor files, tracking spreadsheets, correspondence and gift acknowledgments, etc., in keeping with department policies and procedures

Document all donor interactions through contact reports and according to established business practices, including K9s For Warriors’ donor database and wealth screening tools
Ensure excellent customer service is provided to donors through accessibility to staff and leadership (as granted), timely responsiveness, quality in all interactions and personalized communications.

Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the CAO and other staff with their portfolio solicitation
Other duties and tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

5-years, minimum, demonstrated experience in non-profit fundraising; 3+ years in major gift solicitation strongly preferred

Ability to secure individual major gifts of $10,000+
Successful track-record of personally identifying, cultivating and soliciting new individual donors

Record of measurable results in organizing and implementing development events and related activities

Comfortable using a donor database, prospect research and other wealth screening tools to aid in the moves management process; experience with Blackbaud products preferred

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Nonprofit Management or a related field

A valid driver’s license required

Preferred Skills:

A self-starter driven by results

Willingness to travel to meet with current and prospective donors; some overnight travel is required

Strategist adept at planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking and follow-through

Willing and capable to work hands-on developing and executing fundraising events and other activities as needed

Committed to and enthusiastic about K9s For Warriors

Military background or veteran status is a plus

Additional Notes:

Our advancement team and organization directors participate in close collaborative work; therefore this individual is on site in our Ponte Vedra, FL office. Due to the nature of this position frequent local and national travel, including overnight, is required.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

Non-profit or fundraising: 5 years (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

Paid time off
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
Retirement benefits or accounts
Other types of insurance

To apply please submit resume and cover letter (applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered) here: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?from=company%2CiaBackPress&jk=3363b91861a78520&tk=1d6e3aoppaqgs800

Grant Writer & Administrator- Ability Housing, Inc.

Posted on 3/20/2019

Ability Housing’s vision is a society where housing is a right, not a privilege; and all individuals have safe, affordable housing in vibrant communities.  Our mission is to build strong communities where everyone has a home.  To achieve these, we develop and operate quality rental housing affordable to persons with extremely limited incomes; administer rental assistance to help chronically homeless households access market housing; and partner with service organizations to ensure our residents have the supports they require to maintain their housing and increase self-reliance.

Reporting to the Strategy and Development Director, the Grant Writer is responsible for understanding the agency's mission, programs and impact; researching and identifying grant opportunities, including larger, multi-dimensional opportunities; drafting and submitting grant applications; and conducting appropriate reporting and follow-up.


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Secure new grant awards so that the organization may increase capacity, mission fulfillment and community impact.  Responsibilities include:

• Develop and submit grant proposals to grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the agency's mission, programs and impact
• Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant requests; including letters of support, proposals, budgets and presentations
• Develop and submit responses to governmental notices of funding availability and other funding opportunities
• Work collegially with programmatic and finance departments to identify funding needs, gather information necessary to submit grant requests, and secure information necessary to submit grant reports
• Research prospective funders and funding opportunities to assess viability
• Submit accurate and compelling grant reports according to funder requirements
• Steward current and new donors
• Maintain development records, including project management software and donor database, to know donor history, track grant proposal status and meet report requirements
• Assist with other fund development projects, agency events and Strategy and Development Department needs as required
• Write monthly reports for the Leadership Team, Development Committee, and others


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• Strong commitment to and belief in the mission of Ability Housing
• Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals
• Strong editing skills
• Ability to understand both the agency’s needs and the goals of organization that is offering the grant money
• Top-shelf research skills
• Self-motivated, detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
• Knowledge of fundraising information sources
• Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
• Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
• Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for prospect research
• Strong contributor in team environments
• Microsoft Office 365: Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Knowledge and familiarity with E-Tapestry and/or Blackbaud


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience with nonprofit organizations
• Minimum of two years’ experience with grant writing
• Previous experience with non-profit fundraising
• Experience working in deadline-driven environments
• Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines
• Able to monitor and meet income goals

Position is a full-time, exempt position.  Regular daily (work week) presence is required.

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Director of Development- Orthodox Christian Mission Center

Posted on 3/12/2019 


DOES YOUR WORK MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD?

Now is a great time to join and lead the Orthodox Christian Mission Center’s development team. Get all the benefits of applying your professional talents in an Orthodox Christian missionary based non-profit that reaches throughout the world, changing lives and saving souls. Your creativity and energy are what we need!

As Development Director you will lead development initiatives, manage all department staff and fundraising activities, as well as work with and develop a high-level personal portfolio.

Make a difference in the world today and send your resume to missions@ocmc.org, attention Fr. Martin Ritsi.  



OCMC Director of Development Job Description

About this Role:
To support our mission, OCMC seeks to hire a Director of Development.  This full-time position will lead fundraising success across a broad portfolio of OCMC donors and supporters.  This is a leadership position, responsible for results and for effectively leading and managing OCMC staff, resources and assets to achieve these goals.

Responsibilities:
*Plan and execute a comprehensive advancement program that includes the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of all donors for annual giving, major gifts, and capital/endowment campaigns
*Develop Strategy and Fundraising Plans that will achieve growth goals and include specific approaches for the portfolio’s segments
*Manage a personal portfolio of 100 to 125 individual donor prospects.
*Manage foundation relations including research, grant proposal writing, and stewardship.
*Lead and manage fundraising and marketing/communication staff, fundraising resources, brand assets, event planning, and donor recognition
*Obtain approval from Executive Director (ED) for the team’s plans and initiatives, coordinate with ED during execution and help arrange and support ED’s fundraising activities
*Lead the organization in fundraising across broad donor classes, using traditional fundraising methods (e.g., direct mail) and newer approaches (e.g., social media)
*Ensure accuracy of donor data and fundraising metrics, and appropriately integrate information with Financial and Communications systems
*Oversee a prospect management process that supports the Board of Directors, the Executive Director, Mission Center Directors and Development staff.

Knowledge and Skills:
*Five to eight years of professional non-profit fundraising experience as Development Director with a proven track record of achieving results, including significant major leadership gifts and capital/endowment campaigns
*Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in relevant area of study, preferred, graduate degrees preferred
*Experience managing a large portfolio of donors and achieving goals across the portfolio
*Experience managing other fundraising and marketing staff effectively
*Strong organizational skills and the ability to foster and manage internal and external key relationships are essential
*Basic knowledge of Orthodox Christian Church doctrines, tradition and culture, preferred
*Basic understanding of international mission ideologies and programs preferred
*Proven results in traditional and emerging fundraising techniques and communications
*Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, preferred

Competencies:
*Strong interpersonal skills
*Able to work well with a wide variety of people, including other staff, board of directors, donors, missionaries, and church leaders and parishioners  
*Exceptional communication skills
*Ability to understand dynamics of a national organization with multiple international operations

Certifications:
*CFRE certification not required but will be considered an asset.

Working Conditions:
Stationed in OCMC’s St. Augustine, FL Headquarters.  Significant travel required (40% or more). Extensive typing and computer work required.

Summary:
Classification:  Exempt
Reports to:  Executive Director of OCMC
Supervises:  All Development Staff: Major Giving, Annual, Direct Mail, Events, and Marketing/Communications staff

Salary Range:
$90,000 - $125,000