Chapter Job Center

The AFP Indiana Chapter (AFP-IC) does have a job posting service.  For only $300, your position will be posted on the AFP-IC website for 30 days*, and a blast email will be sent to all members with job details and instructions on how to apply. 

*Note - extensions on postings are available

FORMAT - Job title, Organization name, Organization overview, primary responsibilities, desired qualifications, contact information.

For more information, or to post your position online, please contact Sara Nash at 317-824-0940 or afpic@nashams.com. 

Current Postings Shown Below - Date Added

Major Gifts Officer, Bethel University - November 16, 2020
Major and Planned Gifts Officer, Wabash College - October 26, 2020
Chief Development Officer, Indiana Region - October 26, 2020


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MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

Organization:  Bethel University
Date Posted:  November 16, 2020

 

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Bethel University has an immediate opening for an experienced, energetic, results-oriented individual to serve as Major Gifts Officer.

Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, this successful candidate will be able to identify prospects and their interest in supporting Bethel University for the VPIA and the university President; develop and maintain relationships with donors and potential donors and encourage their continued support; and participate in the Moves Management process of fundraising.

Typical Duties will include:

  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects (donors) including individuals, corporations and foundations for gifts of $5,000 and above.
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects for major gifts.
  • Identify, recruit, train, motivate and recognize volunteer leadership for Major Gifts as necessary.
  • Provide support as needed for the Institutional Advancement Office Capital Projects and Campaigns.
  • Advise the Alumni/Annual Fund Director on matters of fundraising, volunteer recruitment, Alumni Board of Governors and special events.
  • Assist the Vice President for Institutional Advancement on matters of major gift prospects.
  • Develop and Communicate fundraising reports for Moves Management.

 

About Bethel University

The mission of Bethel University, affiliated with the Missionary Church denomination, is to be a community of learners building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and world. Bethel's liberating academic programs challenge the mind, enlarge the vision, and equip the whole person for lifelong service.

Launched in 1947, Bethel is urban-situated in the northern Indiana region hosting 250,000 residents, seven colleges (including Notre Dame), the 2nd largest shopping district in the state of Indiana, 15,000 businesses, 50 parks, and beautiful riverwalk developments in South Bend and Mishawaka. Resort venues on Lake Michigan are 45 minutes away. The university community is composed of about 1,500 traditional and adult/graduate students from 35 states, 90 students born outside the United States, and 225 full-time employees. Bethel also hosts more than 8,000 guests annually to arts productions, 25,000 annually in conference services, and many thousands of community members in support of 40 national athletic championships.

Outside organizations recognize Bethel's quality: it is ranked as a Top Tier Midwestern College for 15 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report; ranked No. 7 in the Midwest on the Washington Monthly "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges" list; No. 1 on Christian Universities Online 2016 list of "Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities Exceeding Expectations." Bethel has also been named to Money Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money 2018" list.

Bethel's 20,000 alumni occupy 49 states and 64 world areas, and enjoy a medical school acceptance rate double the national average, 100% job placement rate in Nursing whose program was ranked No. 7 in the United States, a Top 4% finish nationally in competitive math performance tests, and 100% pass rate every year on the national performance standard for a unique academic major in American Sign Language.

Alumni professional achievements include the No. 1 rated School Superintendent in Indiana, the No. 1 rated School Principal in Indiana, a Top 1% pediatric surgeon in North America, the former Executive Director of the largest Youth for Christ district in the nation, the Chaplain of former President Barack Obama's childhood school, the lead in "South Pacific" off Broadway in Chicago, a laboratory director in sustainable energy, MLB All-Star Team representatives (Cleveland Indians Justin Masterson; MLB pitcher for the San Diego Padres Eric Stults), a senior Midwest manager for Blue Cross / Blue Shield, and among others the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Midwest Region, Don Clark.

Faculty accomplishments from Bethel include: an average of more than 100 scholarly presentations and performances each of the last five years, reaching every corner of the United States (California, Oregon, New York, Washington, D.C., Georgia, Texas, etc.) and across the globe (e.g. Kenya, Greece, Israel, Jamaica, France, etc.), including elite sites such as Oxford, Cambridge, Aberdeen, and Carnegie Hall. Academic disciplines are deepened by Bethel projects on suffering, shame, the logic of forgiveness, Islam, mentoring, culture shock, health care among the Amish, eating disorders, home births, monotone mathematical triangles, top predator conservation, adolescent readers, capitalism, gene segregation, Great Lakes fisheries, social-linguistic patterns among the LGBT deaf, deviance in American political allies, ecological imagination in American fiction, Russian education, Latino values and education, theater sound and stage design, leadership pressure, the ethics of a Library Bill of Rights, non-violent resistance, simulation learning in Nursing, Shakespeare, depression in cancer patients, race-based tension, art exhibits in every medium, choral and instrumental productions of great variety, and more.

In recent years, Bethel saw the strongest series of financial ratios in 25 years (as defined by the U.S. Department of Education), increased admissions visits by 60% and applications by 20%, doubled the number of fully online students and saw surges in programs like Math-Engineering (+24%), Christian Ministries (+53%), Biology (+118%), Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy/Sport Management (+177%), and total Graduate Program increases of +47%. Students of color moved from 19% to 28% of the total population, with increases in retention and graduation rates.

Traditional college-age students now rank mentoring as one of the most prominent traits of the environment, seen in part by a shift from 5 in 10 to 7 in 10 residential students voluntarily engaged in small group or one-on-one coaching by faculty-staff, and through alumni surveys showing very high faith-integration retention after their Bethel years (e.g. understanding Biblical texts, feeling equipped for the essential questions of life, strong critical thinking skills, etc.).

Also during this time, $12M was applied to endowment, scholarships, and facility upgrades such as Academic Support Services Center, School of Nursing Simulation Lab, renewal of the largest lecture hall named for Brian & Paqui Kelly (Notre Dame head football coach), new entrances for the East campus and Athletic Park with three additional intramural fields, a new Softball stadium, and refreshed Weight Room, added a Kindergarten Lab School, refreshed Art Gallery, Acorn restaurant, Wi-Fi network and phone systems, and more.

Work culture at Bethel also thrives, now meeting or exceeding industry average scores on 47 of 55 variables annually tracked by Best Christian Workplaces, who surveys 15,000 workers in Christian organizations annually. The employee experience at Bethel now leads national norms, to a statistically significant difference, in commitment to excellence, an environment for creativity and innovation, solving problems through supervision, the habit of receiving and using input, and demonstrating spiritual gifts throughout the workplace.

 

Bethel University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal laws. In keeping with the mission of the institution, Bethel University seeks applicants with a strong commitment to the values and lifestyle of evangelical Christianity and who profess a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As a Christian institution, we require faculty and staff to adhere to the University's Lifestyle Covenant and to enforce a religiously based statement of responsibilities for all University employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Bethel University, as an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Missionary Church, reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended).

Click here to apply.


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MAJOR AND PLANNED GIFTS OFFICER

Organization:  Wabash College
Date Posted:  October 26, 2020

 

Wabash College invites applications for the position of Major and Planned Gifts Officer in the Wabash Advancement Office. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, creative, self-starter, and will be central to helping enhance the College’s great tradition and culture of philanthropy.  

The Major and Planned Gifts Officer assists the Director of Gift Planning in a cohesive effort to maximize the department’s strategic priorities. Reporting to the Director of Gift Planning, the Major and Planned Gifts Officer works with Advancement colleagues and volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major and planned gifts. Additionally, the Major and Planned Gifts Officer helps to provide support for marketing, educating, and creating greater awareness of planned giving options to the larger Wabash constituency. 

Founded in 1832, Wabash College is a selective undergraduate liberal arts College committed to the education of men located in Crawfordsville, Indiana, approximately 45 minutes west of Indianapolis and 30 minutes south of Lafayette, Indiana. The campus is situated on 60 acres with more than 30 buildings for academic and administrative purposes which fosters a close-knit teaching and learning community.   

On November 9, 2018 Wabash launched the largest fund-raising campaign in its 188-year history. Giant Steps: A Campaign for Wabash College. Giant Steps seeks to raise $225 million by 2023. Under the leadership of the College’s 17th President, Dr. Scott Feller, the Advancement Office has been focused on engaging alumni and friends to help support Wabash with gifts to the campaign. The campaign focuses on growing annual and endowment support for four specific areas: strengthening Wabash’s generous scholarship programs; funding faculty professorships, chairs, and academic programs; providing immersive learning experiences for all Wabash students; and funding capital projects and the Annual Fund. 

Wabash enjoys a loyal and generous constituent base. In the most recent 2019-2020 fiscal year, Wabash generated $25.4 million in cash fundraising revenue and realized a 43% alumni participation rate. The Wabash Annual Fund accounts for approximately 7-8% of the College’s operating budget, raising more than $3.5 million annually. With Wabash’s bicentennial (2032) on the horizon, the College stands poised to enter an exciting time of institutional growth. 

A Bachelor’s degree is required, and three-five or more years of previous fundraising experience preferably in higher education is preferred. The Major and Planned Gifts Officer should be familiar with higher education fundraising standards and best practices including annual giving, major gifts, planned gifts, and fundraising campaigns.  The position requires a high energy individual who can work alone as well as with a larger College Advancement team.  An interest in higher education and a dedication to promoting the College’s mission and strategic fundraising priorities are a must.  The position also requires excellent writing and persuasive communications skills; excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills; willingness and ability to travel extensively within an assigned regional geographic territory; and willingness to work within a larger team of development professionals.  To view a more detailed job description click here: Major and Planned Gifts Officer.   

The Advancement team includes Alumni & Parent Relations, Major Gifts, Planned Gifts, Annual Giving, Corporate & Foundation Relations, and Advancement Services. The Major and Planned Gifts Officer reports to the Director of Planned Giving. 

To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references by choosing apply now or at www.wabash.edu/employment .  Interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

Wabash, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership in a diverse, multicultural world. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds. EOE.


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CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - iNDIANA rEGION

Organization:  American Red Cross
Date Posted:  October 26, 2020


As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. 

We are seeking a Chief Development Officer in the Indiana Region to serve our community and support our lifesaving services. This dynamic position will be based out of our Regional Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Summary

This highly visible, external-facing role represents this region in establishing, reinforcing, and growing private philanthropy efforts to meet critical financial goals. You will be expected to promote a resilient, revenue-oriented culture centered on market-driven targets, supporting the Regional Executive in cultivating high-capacity donors on a consistent basis. You will lead your development team—including a sizable company of leadership volunteers—in blueprinting and executing impactful fund development strategies for Michigan’s individual donor base, corporations, and foundations. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute fundraising strategies in close partnership with the Regional Chief Executive, Divisional Fundraising Vice President, and regional Board(s), attaining significant annual growth in the short term and diversifying the funding base towards long-term sustainability
  • Meet or exceed regional minimum fundraising targets for the current fiscal year, adjusting as necessary in the event of major domestic disasters
  • Fulfill national and regional fundraising metrics via a personal portfolio of major donors and prospects and in-person solicitation skills
  • Collaborate with national headquarters’ development staff to identify and maximize fundraising opportunities
  • Lead focused growth in major gifts areas and prospects, coordinating efforts with regional Major Gifts Officer(s); oversee professional development of Major Gifts Associate(s)/Officer(s) as necessary
  • Collaborate with leadership to determine reporting structure for regional Fundraising Development staff, instituting best practices in moves management and performance measurement
  • Oversee implementation of regional organizational campaigns (e.g., Holiday Campaign, Disaster Relief, and March is Red Cross Month)
  • Act as a regional senior leader, directing the Regional Development team in carrying out strategic decisions and adhering to all reporting requirements

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree highly preferred
  • Minimum of seven years of fundraising leadership experience with an established track record of proactively growing philanthropic revenue from diverse constituencies; progressive sales leadership may substitute for fundraising experience
  • Minimum of five years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing broad fundraising programs from inception to successful closure of major gifts
  • Significant expertise with the Detroit funding community highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce.com)

 

Skills and Abilities:  Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences.  Excellent verbal and written skills.  Knowledge of office systems:  MS Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce.com).  A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and ensuring the highest customer service orientation. 

The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development; team spirit; a competitive salary; and a comprehensive benefits package. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you've been waiting for, please visit our website to read the full description and apply at: 

https://americanredcross.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/American_Red_Cross_Careers/job/Indianapolis-IN/Regional-Chief-Development-Officer---Indianapolis--IN_RC38991

 

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.