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.

As of January 1, 2023, AFP-IC requires salary or salary ranges for all job postings. 

*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

Director of Development, Kids' Voice of Indiana - September 12, 2023
Fundraising Database Associate, Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership - August 23, 2023
Vice President of Donor Relations, Damien Center - August 22, 2023
Vice Chancellor of Development, Ivy Tech Community College - August 18, 2023
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations - Grant Development, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana - August 15, 2023
Leadership Gift Officer, Riley Children's Foundation - August 8, 2023
Advancement Assistant, American Pianists Association - August 4, 2023

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Date Posted:  September 12, 2023

At Kids’ Voice of Indiana, our mission is to amplify the voices of children and youth in the legal system to improve individual outcomes and inspire system wide advances. We envision a child-centered legal system that protects children, contributes to their well-being, and promotes family preservation. 

There’s no question how hard we work on behalf of the kids and families we serve at Kids’ Voice. But we also know that with this tough work comes a real need for our team and office culture to be supportive, where people enjoy coming to work. So, we treat each other well, listen to new ideas, and find moments to laugh together in our beautiful new office space. If you share our values of Justice, Integrity, Compassion, Equity and Impact (and you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and work hard for kids!), we invite you to apply for our Director of Development position.

Employment Status:  Full-time
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Reports to:  President and CEO

Job Purpose

  • Directs and coordinates the agency's fundraising programs
  • Identifies and cultivates funding sources for operating and program support
  • Supervises development staff
  • Confers with Board Members and/or CEO about fundraising efforts

Duties and responsibilities

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Direct annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives, such as for Giving Tuesday, Holiday Drive, general donations and end of year campaigns.
  • Work closely with CFO, CEO, and Board of Directors.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about the Kids' Voice of Indiana with the community.
  • Serve on the Board Development Committee and attend meetings and lead strategic objectives.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Collaborate with other fundraising and development staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Maintain donor and gift recognition programs.
  • Assist with strategic planning and execution.
  • Planning and executing annual fundraising events such as Monday Night Madness, Go Blue Gala and others, including creating/managing planning committee as needed for events.
  • Develop sponsorship plan for agency and events.
  • Collaborate with development team on regular agency newsletters.
  • Oversee Marketing & Communications Coordinator.
  • Develop, manage and research portfolios for board, CEO and other frontline fundraisers.
  • Develop and implement annual development plan and strategy with assistance from CFO, CEO and development team. Monitor goals, timeline and metrics on a regular basis. 


  • Embrace the mission of Kids' Voice of Indiana.
  • Have strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.
  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
  • Be a "self-starter" and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Be organized and exhibit "follow through" on tasks and goals.
  • Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening ability.
  • Have obtained a bachelor's degree.
  • Experience in professional fundraising and/or proof of established community connections.
  • Understanding of and ability to create budgets.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and have your own vehicle and be properly insured.
  • Commitment to Kids Voice of Indiana's goals and mission.
  • Strength of character, honesty, humor, and flexibility is important.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

This job operates in a professional office environment, home office, and school setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines. This job is hybrid and could require some evenings and possible weekends.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee may be required to stand, walk, use hands, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and may be required to drive.

Direct Reports

This position oversees the Marketing & Communications Coordinator.

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range $70,000-$80,000 (final offer commensurate with experience).

Benefits include, but are not limited to, a generous leave policy, excellent family health insurance, a 401(k) plan and the camaraderie of a team of committed advocates for social, racial, and economic justice.

Interested candidates should send their resume to Dionne Jones, COO, at

Kids' Voice of Indiana is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Kids' Voice makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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Date Posted:       August 23, 2023

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) currently is recruiting for a Fundraising Database Associate position. 


This position plays an important role on INHP’s innovative and mission-driven fundraising team that annually raises over 7.5 million dollars.  This position is responsible for the leadership, management and execution of INHP’s comprehensive annual giving program and donor database.  Reporting to and working directly with the Director of Philanthropic Giving, this position plays a vital role in growing, entering, and analyzing our team’s philanthropic revenue. Responsibilities include acknowledging, stewarding, and growing annual contributions; managing the donor database; and producing and analyzing department reports and data. This incumbent will maintain an in-depth knowledge of INHP’s strategic funding priorities to establish long-term supporters and strengthen existing relationships with donors.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic full-time team member.  The individual should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field.  Additionally, previous experience using a fundraising platform such as Neon is a must.  The individual should have a minimum of five years experience in a development/fundraising area. 


The right candidate will be rewarded with a total compensation package including salary, benefits, time off and connection to INHP’s mission.

Salary:  $25-$28/hour


Interested candidates can apply directly at: Recruitment (

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Date Posted:       August 22, 2023


Damien Center empowers communities and persons affected by HIV/AIDS in the state of Indiana by being a leading resource, provider, and advocate for comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, and related services. Damien Center, Damien Cares and Damien Pharmacy provide client-centered social services focused on care coordination, clinical and pharmacy services, mental health, housing, and nutrition to the Indianapolis community.

Position Summary: 

The Vice President of Donor Relations leads the planning and implementation of comprehensive fundraising and communications strategies needed to achieve Damien Center's goals and mission. This position is responsible for developing innovative and new opportunities to engage donors and the community, identifying, and cultivating donors and other funding opportunities to raise operating and capital funds, and by directing marketing and design efforts that lead to increased client engagement and donor growth. The Vice President of Donor Relations leads development staff and the Director of Marketing and Communications while collaborating with the President and CEO and the Board of Directors to ensure fundraising success.

Duties and Responsibilities:

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills.



  • Fosters a culture of philanthropy and innovation that ensures fund development strategies are executed in keeping with the organization's values, vision, and mission.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, and executes all fundraising activities including the implementation of a comprehensive annual, major and planned gifts program for individual donors, corporations, and foundations.
  • Participates with the CEO and senior management to plan the organization's fund development budgets, goals, and programs.
  • Establishes performance measures, monitors results, and evaluates the efficacy of the fund development programs and events.
  • Oversees the recruitment, training, and motivation of volunteers and develops ensures meaningful engagement opportunities.
  • Oversees the management of all fundraising events with a focus on Grande Masquerade and Dining Out for Life.
  • Work with grant writer to ensure private grant goals, prospect research, proposal development, submission opportunities, and timely reporting.
  • Assists with the planning, feasibility assessment, and implementation of a capital campaign
  • Guides the President and CEO and Board of Directors on major donor acquisition, key roles, and prospect management.
  • Creates, maintains, and enhances donor and gift recognition programs.
  • Determines annual giving goals (along with Board leadership and CEO) for all solicitation strategies and builds an annual plan for achieving these goals.
  • Oversee the development of sponsorship proposals, gift agreements and other appropriate correspondence necessary to close and document new gifts and commitments.
  • Keeps abreast of best practices in philanthropy and fund development.
  • Oversees the fundraising database and tracking systems to ensure timely and accurate receipting of gifts, recording of donor strategies, and other activities, as appropriate
  • Builds a planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies, beneficiary designations, and other revenue-enhancing gifts
  • Attends Board of Directors meetings and manages the Development Committee
  • Performs special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis. 

Marketing and Communications

  • Helps establish the organizational brand, communication tools, and case statements for donors and the general community.
  • Assists with the development and oversight of all marketing and communications collateral materials and activities that contribute to the fundraising initiatives.
  • Provides guidance and support for marketing strategies and campaigns that focus on client engagement and growth.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and mentorship to resource development and marketing staff members.
  • In collaboration with the President and CEO, make public appearances and accept speaking engagements to educate and inspire the community about Damien Center and its mission



Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • Fundraising certifications: Certificate Fundraising Executive (CFRE) or Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), preferred

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


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have 5 years of fund development experience including major gifts, grant writing, and donor stewardship 
  • Must have 5 years of communications experience, including experience overseeing marketing campaigns, social media, and brand development.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills required
  • Comfort and skill in public speaking
  • Microsoft Office Suite ability required
  • Experience working with constituent relationship management software systems
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to manage fundraising events
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills ·  



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. 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 the essential functions.  The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. 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 their area of responsibility.

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 tough 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
  • FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-Time
  • Benefits: Complete Benefits Package Available
  • Leader: President and CEO
  • Salary Range: $106-$108,000


Damien Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Please apply at


This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment.  Damien Center employees are employed on an at-will basis. Nothing in this position description restricts Damien Center’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. 


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Date Posted:       August 18, 2023

GENERAL PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF POSITION: The Vice Chancellor of Development is responsible directly to the Campus Chancellor for Development for developing, managing, and sustaining all campus development functions including fundraising, alumni and donor relations, stewardship, community and board relations, and donor relations system and financial systems.


The Vice Chancellor of Development will be a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet with the purpose of providing leadership that aligns with the College’s core values and implements strategies in order to meet the needs of a diverse community and student body on campus. This position promotes diversity, integrity, community engagement, innovation, and excellence; is accountable to perform statewide responsibilities to maintain consistent statewide curricula, policies, and practices. This position will work closely with appropriate Systems Office leadership to establish strategies coordinated with statewide efforts in key areas of focus (recruitment, enrollment, completion, retention, and student success).


Major Responsibilities:         


  •      Develops, implements, and evaluates fundraising plans and strategies to increase philanthropic support of the Campus, Foundation and College.
  •      Solicits individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations for annual, major, and planned gifts towards annually determined goals to meet the strategic priorities of the Campus, Foundation, and College.
  •      Plans, coordinates, and executes the advancement of relationships with prospective donors through appropriate stages of the donor cycle (identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship).
  •       Establishes annual and campaign fundraising goals, budgets and implementation plans, based on the needs of the Campus, Foundation and the College.
  •     Collaborates with internal and external partners and the Grants Office to identify opportunities, and to develop and submit grant proposals in support of College initiatives.
  •       Identifies opportunities to involve campus staff in order to enhance fundraising efforts.
  •       Serves as liaison between the Campus and Systems Office Foundation staff for coordinated projects, reporting, guidelines, and development procedures.
  •       Coordinates contact and solicitation of service area and statewide donors with the appropriate staff from the Systems Office and other affected campuses and/or sites.



  •      Provides stewardship of gifts including the acknowledgement process, coordinating recognition events, dedications, naming opportunities, and endowment reports, in coordination with the Systems Office Foundation staff.
  •       Ensures all donors receive appropriate and timely follow-up after making a gift commitment.
  •       Assists in developing plans to appropriately record, manage and spend contributions in accordance with donor intent.
  •       Develops and implements communication strategies in conjunction with campus-level and Systems Office staff, to inform internal and external constituencies (including alumni) about the Campus, Foundation and College.
  •       Hosts and/or attends development-related receptions and events.
  •       Provides reports, data analysis and/or impact stories for donors, board/council meetings, campaign needs and campus leadership.



  •      Supervises the maintenance of database information on donors and prospects, fund balances and fundraising activities.
  •       Ensures effective records maintenance, including recording new proposals and tracking their status and recording action reports in a timely manner, using the Foundation’s prospect management system.
  •       Plans and implements a comprehensive calendar of development events, programs, communications, stewardship, and solicitations to correspond with campus goals and needs, and coordinate with overall statewide Foundation efforts and strategic plan.
  •       Reports regularly on the progress toward annual goals and action plans.
  •       Assists in the development of coordinated fundraising materials, campaigns, themes and projects with campus and Systems Office staff.



  •     Builds partnerships with community groups, employers, customized training clients, foundations and individuals to further the mission of the College and to secure resources to support campus, Foundation, and College priorities.
  •       Engages Foundation Board of Directors, Campus Board of Trustees, and program advisory committees as active members in the development process and encourage their own philanthropic support.
  •       Represents the College and Foundation at community events and through community organizations in order to identify new avenues of philanthropic support.
  •       Continually improves professional competency through participation and/or leadership in professional and other not-for-profit organizations.



As a member of the Chancellor’s cabinet:

  •      Assures assessment of functional area needs, investigates and develops alternative strategies, establishes priorities and goals, recommends implementation activities, and evaluates progress.
  •        Oversees the development and administration of budgets for each functional area, and determines priorities for expenditures.
  •        Serving as a model for strong leadership, develops and supports the Campus culture of team collaboration and commitment to delivering high quality services and outcomes, by being student- and employee-centered.
  •        Builds and sustains a process-managed organization and culture that delivers measurable value for the organization targeting efficiency and cost optimization in functional areas.
  •        Collaborates with other cabinet members to implement the College strategic plan across the campus service area. Executes strategic initiatives and resource allocation at a local level to achieve college-wide and campus-level metrics.
  •       Creates and maintains an environment where planning, development, and delivery of services for students occur in a creative and effective manner that fosters cultural and global awareness.


This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.


Minimum Qualifications:      

  •     Master’s degree required.
  •       CFRE or equivalent professional credential is preferred (commitment to attainment of CFRE or other appropriate credentials expected).
  •       Five years of progressive development or similar experience, preferably in higher education or with a not-for-profit organization.
  •       Working knowledge of principles of philanthropy and fundraising, including annual and major gift campaigns, special events, and planned giving.
  •       Capability to build partnerships with internal and external groups for the overall success of the organization.
  •       Excellent planning, supervisory and evaluation skills.
  •       Results-oriented and proven track record of accomplishing goals.
  •       Self-starter and team player.
  •       High ethical standards for fundraising and donor relations.
  •       Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality with information and financial transactions.
  •       Willingness and ability to travel with some evening and weekend work.
  •       Must be adept at resolving individual and group conflicts, and must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  •       Proven ability to identify key issues and to carry forward an idea or project from conception to execution.
  •       Track record of thinking conceptually and mastering complex subject matter quickly.
  •       Good judgment, discretion, tact and the ability to work easily with senior leaders within the higher education, charitable, government, and business sectors.
  •       Ability to partner well with colleagues both in and outside of the organization.
  •       Ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Salary range:  $120,000 - 140,000

Interested candidate should apply using the following link:

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Date Posted:       August 15, 2023


Under direction of the Vice Chancellor, Development & Alumni Relations for Indianapolis, the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations provides support for all grant proposal development functions for the Indianapolis service area. The primary responsibilities include assisting in the development of grant proposals to private, state, and federal funding sources, performing functions in researching, identifying, developing, and responding to grant opportunities, developing and stewarding relationships with grant funders, and helping to foster a culture of grants and philanthropy at Ivy Tech through strategic planning and collaboration with campus and statewide faculty and staff. 



Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Indianapolis

  • Collaborate with Indianapolis campus faculty and staff to identify regional needs relating to grants and sponsored programs
  • Research and identify grant funding opportunities via numerous online resources and disseminate funding opportunities to the appropriate faculty and staff
  • Develop, write, and implement logistics of grant proposal preparation and submission, as well as grant-end reporting
  • Serve as a liaison with funding organizations, working to ensure timely coordination of proposals and document information requests leading to specific asks
  • Prepare grant activity reports for campus leadership as requested

·        Strategize with Foundation, Systems Office, and campus staff and faculty to foster participation in the grant development process

  • Provide proactive management of grant proposals and documentation processes and ensure routing/tracking/storing of information including grant agreements, contracts, etc.
  • In conjunction with other Grants Office personnel, provide grant training sessions to encourage participation in the grant process
  • Special projects, assignments and committees as assigned


The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned. 


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: This position reports to the Vice Chancellor of Development and Alumni Relations for Indianapolis.


SUPERVISION GIVEN: Grant Coordinator


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree Preferred



·        Proven success in the acquisition of private, state, and federal grants

·        Experience working in a diverse office environment

·        Ability to professionally engage Senior College leadership, grant funders and community partners

·        Proficient computer skills

·        Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

·        Must exhibit professional demeanor; initiative; good judgment; be able to work well under pressure and independently; detail oriented and organized; positively anticipate and react to frequently changing priorities

·        Must have a willingness and ability to occasionally travel on College business

·        Ability to take direction and follow through in a timely manner

·        Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive data



Salary:  Minimum $65,000

Interested can apply using the following link:


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Date Posted:       August 8, 2023

Foundation Expectations

Employees of Riley Children’s Foundation are expected to take ownership of their job responsibilities, to demonstrate job proficiency, to exhibit professionalism at all times, to continually seek out ways to improve performance, to challenge established processes to achieve the best results, to sustain high standards of productivity and efficiency without sacrificing work quality, to assist and cooperate with coworkers, and to consistently demonstrate commitment to the job and the organization.

Note: This description is intended to illustrate the general content of and requirements for this position.
It should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Position Purpose:

Working as part of the Leadership Giving Team and reporting to the Director, Planned Giving, the Leadership Gift Officer will focus primarily on cultivating relationships that result in estate and other planned gift commitments to Riley Children’s Foundation. The Leadership Gift Officer maintains a portfolio of prospects, implements strategies to meet budgeted gift revenue goals, and builds relationships toward gifts of passion through the donor continuum. The Leadership Gift Officer also partners with other fundraising team members and volunteers to secure planned gifts. While the Gift Officer primarily focuses on estate/long-term gifts, donors may also be cultivated for immediate outright support.

Foundation and individual staff goals are set annually and are expected to grow toward the Foundation’s strategic plan and annual business plan.

Mission, Vision & Values
Mission: To inspire people to invest in pediatric research, care, and programs that support the physical and mental health of kids.

Vision: To ensure all children have equitable access to exceptional healthcare so they may reach their optimal health and quality of life.

Values: We aspire to model inclusion and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
We strive to grow through thoughtful risk-taking that leads to innovation.
We trust one another to act in the best interests of Riley Children’s Foundation, our donors, and the children and families we serve.

Key Responsibilities

The Leadership Gift Officer has annual fundraising goals based on prospects in the officer’s portfolio, future prospect assignments and annual Foundation-wide goals. Performance expectations also include:



·        Relationship Building: The Leadership Gift Officer develops authentic relationships with donors in a focused portfolio to help donors define and accomplish their philanthropic goals in alignment with Riley Children’s Foundation organizational priorities. The Officer conducts identification and qualification calls/visits and develops customized cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans.

·        Solicitations: Solicit and guide gifts at the appropriate level for the donor’s intentions to support Riley.

·        Portfolio: Build and manage a portfolio of donor prospects capable of including Riley in their long-term philanthropic plans.

·        Collaboration: Collaborate with other fundraising staff to create solicitation strategies that include a planned gift component.

·        Stewardship: In coordination with the Planned Giving and Donor Engagement teams, contribute to the creation and execution of stewardship/donor engagement activities for 1924 Society members (current planned gift donors), potential planned gift donors, and the Riley professional advisor planned giving volunteer group, the Riley Advisors Council.

·        Marketing plan: In coordination with the Director, Planned Giving, and in partnership with the Communications team, contribute to the development and execution of an annual planned giving marketing plan.

·        Planning Giving Education: As part of the Planned Giving team, provide educational opportunities on planned giving to Foundation staff and key external audiences.



·        Administrative: Maintain accountability to administrative systems and procedures including submitting expense reimbursements, credit card reconciliations, invoices, reports, RCF calendar additions, etc., by the deadlines assigned.

·        Meetings: Prepare for and actively participate in all Riley Children’s Foundation meetings as appropriate. Ensure expectations and tools for meeting agendas and follow-up are implemented.

·        Budget: In coordination with the Vice President, Leadership Giving, develop, manage and monitor the budget, staying within overall budget guidelines.

·        Technology: Understand and effectively use the technology available at Riley Children’s Foundation.

·        Compliance: Ensure strict compliance with all Foundation policies, as well as local, state and federal laws that govern business practices.


Riley Children’s Foundation Representative

·        Presentations: Represent Riley Children’s Foundation through delivering public speeches about the organization and its mission to the external public.

·       Tours: Give tours of the hospital, and provide information on Riley Hospital, Riley Children’s Foundation, JWR Museum Home and Wells Center for Pediatric Research as appropriate. 

Other Duties as Assigned

  • Riley Children’s Foundation Events: Participate in Riley Children’s Foundation events as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


 Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

·       Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

·       Experience: Three to five years of progressive fundraising experience or equivalent client-focused environment, with an emphasis on relationship building. High level of knowledge of an overall donor or customer experience model. Understanding of planned gift vehicles and how to engage donors in planned gift conversations and opportunities is a plus, though RCF is willing to train in Planned Giving best practices.

·       Skills: Solid relationship building. Ability to interact successfully with others, both in person and through phone, e-mail, and written correspondence. Understanding of individual donor needs and perceptions. Strong ability to speak in public. Excellent written communication. Sensitivity to needs of donors. Problem-solving, research and analytical skills. Attention to detail and organization. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products with a key focus on Word, Excel and Outlook; experience with SharePoint is a plus. Proficiency in use of databases.

·       Qualities: Personal belief in Riley Children’s Foundation vision, mission, core values and strategic direction. Results oriented. Ability to work under pressure and effectively prioritize a varied and diverse workload. Inquisitive and sharp minded. Self-motivating and self-starting. Quiet pride in one’s work. Perseverance. Highly energetic. Optimistic and positive. Team player. Must adhere to the highest ethical standards. Professional demeanor. Must be willing to travel. Occasional weekend and evening work.

Work Requirements

The work requirements described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Physical Demands

·       Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

·       Ability to stand and sit for periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday.

·       Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, copiers, fax machines and phones.

·       Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.



·       Normal business travel excludes office commute. Position requires out-of-office travel for donor visits approximately 45-50 percent of time each month (primarily local and in-state same-day travel). Occasional overnight travel.


Salary Range:  $65,000 - $80,000

Interested candidate can apply using this link:


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Date Posted:       August 4, 2023

Reports to: Director of Advancement

Salary range: $38,000 - $42,000 with excellent benefits, including 403(b) employer matching program

Job type: Full time

FSLA status: Exempt



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The American Pianists Association understands that our diverse world shapes our music, the artistic language of our contestants. It delights, informs and inspires us all. It is in this spirit that the American Pianists Association welcomes people of any race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation and gender identity as well as people with disabilities. We commit to learn from diverse talents, ideas and voices. We pledge to create an environment for our artists, audiences, community partners, board and staff that is based on the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. Further, we commit to enacting strategic and annual plans that provide focused, measurable strategies for living out these values every day.


At APA, we understand that building an equitable, inclusive and belonging-oriented workplace is an ongoing journey, and we are determined to continually strive toward an environment in which all team members can thrive. We welcome candidates who wish to join us in this positive, vital work.



The Advancement Assistant is responsible for coordinating the fundraising activities of the American Pianists Association. Duties include providing administrative support for the Director of Advancement, donor acknowledgment, information management, and assisting with event planning. This position requires excellent communication and organization skills, detail orientation, people skills, good judgment and passion for APA’s mission.


This role is designed for an adult of any age who is early in their fundraising career, with the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of advancement work. As a newly shaped position, it will require some flexibility in duties performed.


At this time, the position of Advancement Assistant is an in-office position. However, there is the future possibility of partial remote working or flexible scheduling.



Administrative and Data Management

·       Provide general administrative support to the Director of Advancement

·       Develop and manage fundraising calendar

·       Process gifts; track pledges, non-deductible benefits, etc.

·       Manage donor database

·       Build fundraising reports

·       Maintain advancement office records

·       Process expenses


Donor Communications

·       Ensure all gifts are formally acknowledged in an appropriate and timely manner

·       Send gift anniversary letters and pledge reminders

·       Send tax letters at the beginning of each calendar year

·       Draft and send additional correspondence as needed

·       Assist Director of Advancement with stakeholder phone calls and emails

·       Manage print and digital distribution of donor communications and appeals


Donor and Stakeholder Programs

·       Maintain tracking systems for benefits fulfillment

·       Assist in planning donor benefit and fundraising events (private concerts, parties, etc.)

·       Assist with additional donor benefits (donor rolls, curated playlists, etc.)

·       Provide support during events (create name badges, check in ticket holders, assist with accommodations needs, etc.)



·       Track reporting and renewing schedules for institutional gifts

·       Assist with preparation of grant applications and reports, especially regarding financial information

·       Coordinate supporting grant application documents with other staff members

·       Ensure that grant applications and reports are completed prior to due dates, with sufficient time for review and edits from the Director of Advancement and CEO


Additional Duties

·       Complete research projects as assigned in a timely manner

·       Collaborate with APA staff members on projects and events as needed

·       Maintain confidentiality with stakeholder and organizational information

·       Represent APA’s brand in communications and choices

·       Other duties as assigned; note that APA has a small staff that pulls together to accomplish its mission, and the Advancement Assistant may be asked to assist wherever needed



·       Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, public relations, marketing, or a related field—or equivalent work/life experience

·       At least one year of experience working in office administration, event coordination, fundraising, or in a related field

·       Fundraising certificate or master’s in philanthropic studies a plus



·       Excellent communication and organization skills

·       Strong interpersonal skills

·       Discretion in handling sensitive information

·       Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

·       Ability to understand and represent APA’s brand

·       Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and deadlines

·       Ability to work both as an independent self-starter and within a team

·       Ability to move through our building to retrieve materials, etc.

·       Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising software a plus


If you don’t fit the requirements precisely but think you’d make a great fit, please apply! Make sure to tell us about yourself, along with any important skills or experience you have that we might not have considered here.


To apply, send a cover letter, résumé and references to Leigh Ann Hirschman, Director of Advancement, at Please include the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line. Applications are requested by August 18th, 2023, but will be accepted until the position is filled. Early applications are encouraged.

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Date Posted:       July 18, 2023


Reports to Chief Advancement Officer


Organization Summary

Founded in 1998, The Oaks Academy is a Christ-centered school that exists to provide a rich, classical education to children of diverse racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, preparing them to succeed in a rigorous secondary educational program and to demonstrate spiritual, social and emotional maturity. Currently on three campuses, serving over 1000 students, The Oaks Academy will continue to grow to serve more children in three beautiful historic buildings. Students at The Oaks Academy benefit from a humanities-based, interdisciplinary curriculum filled with language arts lessons, nature walks, and recitations, in a rigorous and engaging school culture. As an independent school, philanthropic funding provides scholarship support to 75% of students each year. The Oaks Academy’s Articles of Incorporation require enrollment of families representing 50% low-income, 25% middle-income, and 25% high-income households. Striving for demographic balance in race and social class, The Oaks embarks on a mission of true education toward a greater purpose of racial reconciliation and neighborhood renewal.


Position Introduction

The Philanthropy Officer helps lead a strong, philanthropic community to support The Oaks Academy as the school continues to grow to serve more children and secure the future of The Oaks Academy. They play an integral role on the team, ensuring donor relationships are developed and strengthened with the organization and its mission. This role engages supporters directly and contributes towards the design and direction for annual giving and stewardship.



This individual will focus on in-person new/existing donor engagement and relationship building towards mid-level and major gift solicitation. In partnership with the Advancement team and Marketing and Communications team, team goals will include growing the identity of The Oaks Fund and Partner Program, increasing participation amongst the various constituencies of The Oaks (parents, grandparents, alumni, etc.), donor acquisition, strong stewardship and pipeline management. This position is supported by a seasoned team who are each leaders in their respective fields and is part of a growing and increasingly specialized advancement, marketing and communications team that executes direct mail, email marketing, grants, database management, prospect research, major gifts and strategy.

This position is focused on personal donor engagement and will work closely with other team members on donor cultivation and stewardship through annual fund-related communications and events. Once oriented to The Oaks Academy’s mission and advancement philosophy, this position will focus on developing prospecting processes, meeting donors, building relationships, and helping to implement an upcoming campaign.


Qualifications - required

o   Bachelor's degree

o   5-10 years of experience and success in increasing philanthropic revenue through positive and honoring in-person relationship building and solicitation 

o   Balances a confidence to engage and make requests of supporters, with the humility to constantly learn and grow

o   Experience with fundraising software, CRMs

o   Proficiency in all Microsoft Office and gmail products

o   Personal and professional interest and alignment with the school’s mission and values

o   Solid understanding of donor motivations, prospect research, stewardship, moves-management, metrics, and data-driven fundraising management


Qualifications - preferred

o   Proven ability to develop and implement a multi-faceted, integrated annual campaign

o   Demonstrated creative ability to develop innovative fundraising strategies

o   Proven ability to design donor-centered stewardship practices

o   Success in individual donor acquisition, growth, and retention

o   Background understanding of nonprofit marketing, fundraising management, capital campaigns, donor experience, and relationship-building

o   Masters degree in related field and/or advanced fundraising training (CFRE/CFRM) 

Salary:  $75,000


This document is not intended to be a comprehensive delineation of all the possible responsibilities of the Philanthropy Officer. The nature of the position requires considerable flexibility and juggling of various duties. Unquestionably, this role, given its high visibility and high degree of interaction with various constituents is among the most critical in the school. As such, this role is very important in setting an appropriate and positive tone for the entire school. 

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