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 

Current Postings Shown Below - Date Added

Grants Senior Manager, United Way of Central Indiana, November 6, 2019
Director, Major and Planned Giving, WFYI - November 4, 2019
Development Director, Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation - October 21, 2019
Campaign Coordinator, Indianapolis Zoo - October 16, 2019
Director of Major Gifts, The Arc of Indiana Foundation - October 16, 2019
Senior Associate Dead for Development and Alumni Relations, Indiana University School of Medicine - October 11, 2019
Vice President of Development, ArtMix, Inc.
Major Gifts Officer, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky - September 17, 2019

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grants senior manager

Organization: United Way of Central Indiana
Date Posted: November 6, 2019

United Way fights for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in our community.

We pursue this vision in all we do as we ask our community to give, advocate and volunteer.  We believe that vision can only be achieved if pursued with shared values, and therefore place great emphasis on building a team that will pursue this vision together with CARE.

Courage                    Accountability                   Respect                     Excellence

Position Summary
Manage activities primarily, but not exclusively, related to growing the giving and engagement of granting organizations with a focus on securing grants from public sector funders and assist with private and corporate funders.  Responsible for renewing and increasing support from existing funders as well as identifying and securing support from new public sector funding sources.  Track and ensure grant applications and reports are submitted on time.  Coordinate organizational grant seeking and management efforts with Director, Grants and Foundations.  Responsible for contract management related to funding agreements for UWCI (incoming and outgoing).

Position Duties & Responsibilities
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • Fundraising:  In conjunction with internal partners, develop and implement strategies to grow the revenue generated from grant-making organizations and foundations with a focus on public sector entities and foundations.  Responsible for identification, prospect research, planning cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and prospective funders.  Serve as the lead coordinator with the Impact team in identifying grant funding needs and developing content for specific Impact strategies.  For philanthropic grants, Director, Grants and Foundations will finalize and submit proposals.  For government grants, Sr. Manager, Grants will finalize and submit proposals.  Work closely with Chief Impact Officer, and Director, Grants and Foundations to ensure coordination of efforts.  Involve VP of Government Relations when grant applications directly involve relationships of public officials and advocacy.
  • Constituent Relationships:  Work with UWCI's Impact team to identify funding needs for organization's mission and priority areas.  Regularly communicate funding needs with Chief Impact Officer, and Director, Grants and Foundations.  Serve as the point of contact and coordinate program information and outcomes needed for grant applications and reports.  Be knowledgeable about UWCI's work in Central Indiana and be an effective and compelling communicator of the same to advance engagement and brand value.  Ensure activity is recorded in CRM database in a timely manner.
  • Grants:  In conjunction with Impact Senior Directors, develop basic narrative templates to be used for grant applications and reports.  Develop and implement efficient and effective grant management processes.  Assist in the evaluation of grants to determine if grant should continue.
  • Relationships:  Develop and maintain regular contact with existing and prospective grant-making organizations.  Identify and communicate with appropriate UWCI team members regarding opportunities to seek government funds and to facilitate relationships development with potential government funders.
  • Annual Goals:  Achieve established dollar goals for renewing and increasing awarded grant dollars from existing public sector funders as well as identify and secure grants or contracts from new public sector funders.  Work with other members of the UWCI team to ensure goals reflect, align and contribute to the broader goals of the organization.  Ensure grants/contracts are applied for and reports are submitted on time.
  • Contracts (related to funding agreements):  Review incoming contracts for compliance with UWCI policies and procedures, making sure to identify questions, communicate those questions internally as appropriate and then to resolve questions with the contracting source if need be.  Once questions are resolved, ensure the appropriate internal signature is obtained, forward the contract back to the source for contract execution,  and document contract in CRM database.  Work with COO/CFO, and Impact team to manage outgoing contracts, ensuring that appropriate attachments are affixed to contracts, internal and external signatures are obtained, and executed contracts are documented in CRM database.
  • Flexibility:  As with any successful organization, UWCI is evolving with our changing external environment.  Flexibility is a key attribute for this position.  A willingness to take on additional duties to ensure the success of the team is essential.
  • Performs special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily and be present in the office while performing those functions.  The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality.  United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives.  The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability.  The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature to understand key issues.

Education and/or Experience
At least 5 years demonstrated history of writing successful grant proposals and reports is required.  Experience in government grants management preferred.  Bachelor's degree required.  Focus in philanthropic studies, public administration, business, marketing or other related field with at least four years business, social services or nonprofit administrative experience preferred.  Knowledge of the central Indiana community and the human service sector is preferred.

*Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by case basis.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are general representations 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 sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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.
  • Office setting, with sustained use of a computer.
  • The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate.
  • Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.

Core Competencies:
United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies:
  • Courage
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Thinking Strategically
  • Stakeholder Experience
  • Effective Communication

Position Leader:  Grants and Foundations Director
FLSA Status:       Exempt, Full-Time
Salary Range:     Low Sixties
Benefits:             Complete Benefits Package Available

Equal Opportunity Employer

Please apply at

This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or a guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment.  UWCI employees are employed on an at-will basis.  In addition, nothing in this position description restricts UWCI's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.   

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director, major and planned giving

Organization: WFYI
Date Posted: November 4, 2019

Full-Time, Exempt

This position is responsible for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of philanthropic gifts, including major and planned gifts, as well as capital campaign gifts.

As Indiana's largest public media, WFYI reaches more than half a million people with trusted news and compelling stories across radio, TV, digital, and in-person.  Every day, we leverage NPR, PBS and our local staff to empower, educate, entertain, and connect our communities through impactful journalism, inspiring stories, and lifelong learning.  Our mission has never been more important than it is right now.

WFYI is looking for a Director of Major Giving, directly responsible for more than $1.3 million in annual giving, as well as our planned and capital giving.  They partner closely with the Membership Director to acquire, retain and grow more than $4.3 million in revenue.  As a nonprofit, we rely on our 25,000 individual donors for more than one-third of our annual operating budget.

We do that by providing an exceptional experience for our donors, building strong relationships, and sharing the powerful impact WFYI is having on our communities.

  • Sets priorities, defines measurable outcomes, schedules appointments and deadlines and organizes a workable plan to achieve goals in major gifts, planned giving, capital gifts and events.
  • Holds direct responsibility for cultivating and maintaining relationships with a portfolio of major donors and prospects, with an emphasis on in-person solicitation calls.
  • Oversees work of Major and Planned Giving Officer and Donor Engagement Coordinator.
  • Provides reports and communication to WFYI leadership, including senior management and MIPM Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Directors as needed.
  • Develops, monitors and reports on revenue and expense budgets for major gifts, planning giving, capital campaign and related activities.
  • Responds to donor requests, comments and inquiries.
  • Works within and across departments to ensure cohesive strategies and implementation of organizational projects.
  • Participates in and supports other development activities, such as membership drives and community and station events.
  • Serves as a departmental leader, working with Chief Development and Marketing Officer and all Development and Marketing Directors to promote a mutually supportive environment of excellence.
Position Qualifications
  • High energy and passion for WFYI Public Media mission and core values of:  Operating with unquestionable integrity; collaborating with each other and with community partners; respecting everyone; serving with humility; embracing change; delivering excellence every day.
  • Bachelor's degree and at least five years progressive experience in fundraising and development.
  • Demonstrated success in direct gift solicitation.
  • Proven ability to advance strategic relationships.
  • Experience managing professional staff team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Self-sufficiency in data management, spreadsheet manipulation and digital presentations.
  • Ability to excel in a team environment, but with a high level of personal motivation and accountability
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required
  • Management experience in a nonprofit organization
  • Knowledge of planned giving vehicles.

Interested candidates may apply via the following link:

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development director

Organization: Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation
Date Posted: October 21, 2019

Are you looking to join a highly regarded team in Indianapolis?  If you are a results-driven, polished professional possessing creativity, vision and enthusiasm, then the Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation is looking for you to join our team as a Development Director.

The Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation is seeking an experienced, results-oriented Development Director to participate as a key member of an advancement team that creates and implements strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gift donors.  The Development Director will manage a high volume of personal visits with individual contributors to garner support for annual and special project support and actively participate in raising funds for an upcoming capital campaign.

Requirements include:
  • At least five years of professional work experience in fundraising;
  • Strong experience in fundraising and major gift development;
  • Solid background in working with prospect moves management;
  • Proven record of achievement in the solicitation of major gifts, including annual, capital and special project support;
  • Confirmed ability to maintain effective working relationships with individual donors;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills;
  • Good working knowledge of donor databases, preferably Raider's Edge, and word processing;
  • Prefer Indianapolis residency of several years;
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required.  A degree in a related field (fundraising, business, communications, marketing, and public relations) is preferred.
  • At least three professional references (not relatives) are required.

The Foundation offers a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401k; Paid Time Off; paid holidays) after 90 days of employment.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Please include compensation requirement in your attached cover letter and mail to the Foundation.

Application deadline is November 30, 2019.  Candidates must apply by mail or email.  A cover letter and resume must be included and returned to:

Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation
Attn:  Rodney Mann - President
650 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204


The Scottish Rite Cathedral Foundation is a drug-free/smoke-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

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campaign coordinator

Organization: Indianapolis Zoo
Date Posted: October 16, 2019

The Indianapolis Zoo is looking for the ideal candidate to join its advancement team! If you are an organized, detailed, professional possessing flexibility, creativity and problem-solving skills, then the position of Campaign Coordinator might be right for you.

The Indianapolis Zoo is seeking a Campaign Coordinator to participate as a key member of its advancement team.  The Campaign Coordinator will help provide the tactical implementation for the Indianapolis Zoo's capital campaign.  This candidate will work under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Advancement in executing the Zoo's campaign plans and will be required to interface with Zoo staff, volunteers and donors on a regular basis.  Duties include but are not limited to:  organizing the campaign, community fundraising campaigns, special events and activities, donor cultivation, recognition events and generating financial and other reports related to the capital campaign.

During the last half-century, the Indianapolis Zoo developed into a global leader in animal conservation and one of the top tourist destinations in Indiana, welcoming more than one million visitors annually.  As the largest zoo in the country that receives no direct tax funding, our fundraising team plays an integral role in our organization's success.  These talented and dedicated professionals support the Zoo's efforts to save wild things and wild places around the world and close to home.

Requirements include:
  • At least five years of professional work experience in fundraising preferred;
  • A minimum of five (5) years fundraising, administrative, marketing, or communications experience.
  • Knowledge of the Indianapolis community and surrounding communities.
  • Experience in creating and working with volunteers and donors.
  • Familiarity in working with volunteer organizations and reporting to committee leadership structures required.  Familiarity with the Zoo's mission and general organization is preferred.
  • Proven history in organizing fundraising events and activities.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral communication skills and writing ability.
  • Proficiency in accuracy, detail, and follow-up.
  • Ability to multi-task; handle stressful situations and constant deadline pressures. 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including long hours around campaign activities and attend one or two (sometimes more) after-hours or weekend committee meetings or events per month.
  • Strong professional background and some knowledge of cultural activities and organizations a plus.  Prefer Indianapolis residency of several years.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field.
  • At least three professional references (not relatives) are required.

The Zoo offers a competitive benefit package (medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, 403b; Paid Time Off; paid holidays) after 90 days of employment.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.  Please include compensation requirement in your attached cover letter or enter it on the application.  Although the Campaign Coordinator position is a Full-Time Regular position, it is limited to the duration of the campaign.  It is anticipated that the position will end in 2023 or 2024.

Application deadline is Nov. 15, 2019.

Candidates must apply online.  A cover letter and resume must be attached to the online application.  In the "Position Desired" section of the application, please put "Campaign Coordinator."

Apply at:

To help ensure receipt of your online application, we recommend applicants use a computer running Windows XP or higher, with at least Internet Explorer 8, Google Chrome, or Safari.  Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of pre-employment training, drug testing, criminal history checks and a BMV check.

The Indianapolis Zoo is a Child Safe/Drug-Free/Smoke-Free/ EOE Workplace.

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director of major gifts

Organization: The Arc of Indiana Foundation
Date Posted: October 16, 2019

The Arc of Indiana Foundation utilizes the Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI) to accomplish its goal of providing post-secondary training and education opportunities for people with disabilities.  Ultimately, the Foundation's goal is to create an environment in the state of Indiana in which people with disabilities have various opportunities to work in the communities in which they live.

EGTI's programming is designed for individuals whose academic, social, communication, and adaptive skills are affected due to a disability.  Most applicants would have received special education services in the K-12 setting and exited their secondary school with a diploma, GED, or certificate of completion.

Upon completion of the program, students leave with a certificate, resume, practiced interview skills and a list of open positions in the community they are returning to after graduation.  More importantly, they leave connected to the EGTI team and other resources, including an alumni group, for ongoing support and information.

EGTI is enjoying tremendous success.  Every aspect of the program is designed to promote not only employment skills but also increased self-esteem and confidence.  Over 80% of EGTI graduates have secured employment in communities throughout Indiana.

Our outcomes have been fantastic, and the success of our graduates has impressed stakeholders across the state.  No other program is having the impact on employment that EGTI has had after only 4 years in operation.  Organizations and individuals from all over the country have expressed interest in replicating what we have done and we are looking forward to continuing providing amazing opportunities for people with disabilities in this state and beyond.

Director of Major Gifts

The Arc of Indiana Foundation is a state-wide, not-for-profit association that advocates for people with development disabilities and their families.

The purpose of a job description is to give a framework to the general nature of the position.  The Arc of Indiana is successful because of the teamwork of all employees working together to build a solid organization to advocate for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families.  The job description should never be viewed as an exhaustive list of any one person's responsibilities as we work together to get the job done.

The Director of Major Gifts will report to the Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana Foundation and will be responsible for helping the Foundation reach its fundraising goals by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts.  This individual will manage a portfolio of prospects and donors by designing and developing solicitation strategies, identifying gift opportunities that match donor interests, and personally soliciting gifts and continually stewarding major gift donors.


Help donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with The Arc of Indiana Foundation.

Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition.

Work with Director of Organizational Advancement to align fundraising efforts and set goals.

Develop, implement and track specific programs that will identify, retain, solicit, and involve new donors to The Arc of Indiana Foundation.

Cultivate strong relationships with major donors, professionals and community foundations in order to capitalize on solicitations of major gifts and grants.

Utilize research, analysis, trends, technology, communication resources, personal contacts, volunteers, and staff to create lasting relationships with individual donors.

Prepare written proposals, gift agreements, funder pitches, and other materials needed to define, secure, and document major gifts.

Utilize database to keep donor information updated and communication to donors timely.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should contact Andy Kirby at to apply.

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senior associate dean for development and alumni relations

Organization: Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)
Date Posted: October 11, 2019

WittKieffer has been retained by Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) to assist in their recruitment efforts for a Senior Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations.

Founded in 1903, Indiana University School of Medicine is the fourth medical school in the United States, after Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and Western Reserve.  As the largest medical school in the United States, IUSM is a national leader in medical research and education.  With more than 60 academic departments and specialty divisions across nine campuses statewide and strong clinical partnerships with IU Health, the state's most comprehensive healthcare system, the school is continuously advancing its mission to prepare healers and transform health in Indiana and throughout the world.

Reporting directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Senior Associate Dean oversees fundraising for the most successful development program at Indiana University.  The Office of Gift Development exists to secure philanthropic support necessary for IUSM to excel in its mission to teach, heal and discover.  The Senior Associate Dean sets strategic direction for a comprehensive and coordinated development program that includes all aspects of fundraising, including alumni relations, annual fund, corporate and foundation giving, planned giving and major and principal gifts.  The Senior Associate Dean also serves as the chief development officer for the school and manages the dean's portfolio of donors capable of making transformative gifts.  Collectively, these activities have resulted in the school securing nearly $625 million in philanthropic commitments as part of the ongoing Bicentennial campaign.

IUSM is seeking a dynamic and accomplished development executive with a strong track record of creating a philanthropic culture of collaboration, innovation and strategic growth.  The Senior Associate Dean must be a visionary leader who understands the school's priorities, partners with leadership to develop compelling giving opportunities, and can articulate these opportunities to donors in a meaningful and impactful manner.  Candidates will possess exceptional leadership skills and be experienced at deploying fundraising staff and resources to align with and support the strategic priorities.

Indianapolis, and its surrounding communities, offers an outstanding quality of life.  As a business friendly climate the "Indy" market is thriving economically with strong sectors of healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, retail and service.

A full leadership profile will be available at www.wittkieffer.comConfidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Dave Conner, Mercedes Vance and John Fazekas, the WittKiefer consultants leading this search, at  Applications (inclusive of cover letter, resume, and reference list) should be submitted to

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.  Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX.

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Vice president of development

Organization: ArtMix, Inc.
Date Posted: September 25, 2019

Status:        Full-time paid, exempt
Reports to:  President and CEO

Position Summary:
Reporting to and in partnership with the President, this position will be responsible for planning and implementing fund raising efforts, particularly as they relate to individual donors, corporate sponsors/funders, and special events.

Organizational Background:
ArtMix (formerly VSA Indiana) is a nationally award-winning 501c3 nonprofit that transforms the lives of people with disabilities through the creation of art.  The organization was incorporated in 1982 and has been based in the Harrison Center since 2000.  ArtMix serves the community through five ongoing programs and a variety of special projects delivered by a team of 15 Teaching Artists.  The administrative staff is a team of four positions.  We are poised to take the next steps in our organizational life and seek a fun & hard-working colleague to join us.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage all aspects of individual giving program and stewardship.
  • Manage all aspects of corporate sponsors/funders.
  • Manage donor software (currently eTapestry) and maintenance of donor records.
  • Oversee organization and implementation of fund raising special events.
  • Design and lead implementation of annual fund raising plan.
  • Provide staff support to Development Committee.

Necessary Education, Experience, and Skills:
  • Experience with individual donors, special events, and corporate relationships required.
  • Passion for ArtMix mission and values.
  • Personal and project organizational skills must be evident.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong technology skills required.  Must be proficient with Etapestry.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as a member of the staff team.
  • Strong work ethic and positive, can-do outlook mandatory.
  • Learner outlook and ability to take responsibility for and learn from mistakes ideal.
  • Bachelor's degree required.

Salary Range:  $48,000-52,000
Benefits:          PTO, 403b, flexible schedule, professional development

Applications will be accepted until October 10, 2019.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:
ArtMix, ATTN: Gayle Holtman, 1505 North Delaware, Indianapolis, IN 46202
For emailed applications, please use the following subject line:  Position Inquiry

No telephone calls please.

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Major gifts officer

Organization: Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky
Date Posted: September 17, 2019

Department:  Development
Reports to:    VP of Development

Job Summary:
This is a full time, exempt, Monday to Friday position, located in our Admin office in Downtown Indianapolis.

Obtains funds by cultivating and soliciting major donors and prospects.  Oversees and manages major donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Essential Functions:
Maintains and actively grows a portfolio of major donors; communicates personally with donors about areas of interest and the PPGNHI, PPINK, and PPVNH case for support; solicits gifts or pledged bequests from major donors; and thanks donors in thoughtful, creative ways; develops individualized cultivation plans for all donors in portfolio, works with other development team members to actively move donors up into this major donor portfolio, works with other development team members to actively move donors up into this major donor portfolio, and identifies and cultivates other prospective networks/groups in the assigned state or area.

Major Responsibilities:
Develops strategies to ensure the effective and timely cultivation and solicitation of major gifts and/or planned giving activity.

Conducts approximately 100 face-to-face major donor/prospect visits each year.

Keeps top prospects informed, interested, and involved.

Solicits current and prospective major donors.

Prepares written materials, including volunteer correspondence, major donor proposals or planned giving proposals.

Works cooperatively and collaboratively with regional volunteers and staff.

Utilizes senior staff and board members or other volunteers in major donor activities as appropriate, including assigning thank-you calls and preparing talking points on PP news.

Provides Philanthropy Manager with moves management and solicitation reports.

Conducts prospect research as needed.

Serves as effective spokesperson of PPGNHI, PPINK, and PPVNH by establishing knowledge on current local and national issues related to the mission.

Works with Development Operations team to ensure accurate donor records, pledged bequests, and gift acknowledgement procedures.

Coordinates and organizes special stewardship events by identifying potential guests; developing announcements and invitations; making and coordinating arrangements preparing talking points for speakers; and supervising activities.

Maintain job knowledge by attending meetings and trainings as required.

Assumes other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Philanthropy Manager, Philanthropy Director, or the VP of Development

BA/BS in related field preferred.

A minimum of four years fundraising experience, including some major donor cultivation and solicitation.

CFRE preferred.

Frequent travel within the state and occasional travel to other states required.

Apply to our website:

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