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Development Officer - Shriners Hospital for Children - Lexington

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington, has a special opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to help lead the local/regional major gift fundraising activities. Starting salary is $102,000-$82,000. 

The responsibilities include:

  • Develop, build and maintain a comprehensive, hospital-based donor development major gift program.
  • Demonstrate a solid performance record for closing major gifts at levels at $10,000 and higher.
  • Demonstrate a strong performance record for building relationships with and obtaining major gifts from individuals.
  • Develop solicitation priorities and donor/prospect visitation schedules.
  • Carry a donor portfolio of 125-150 donors and potential donors.
  • Raise $1+ million annually.
  • Implement a moves management process with prospects and donors. 

Job requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent of education and experience required.  Graduate degree or post baccalaureate education preferred. 
  • Professional development accreditation preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, with at least three (3) years' experience working in major giving programs.
  • A demonstrable track record of fund-raising accomplishments is essential, including experience in identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors giving $10,000+.
  • Must have experience closing major gifts from individuals.
  • A working knowledge of all planned giving vehicles.
  • Healthcare fundraising experience is helpful.

Apply

Send resume and cover letter to:
Human Resources
Shriners Medical Center
110 Conn Terrace
Lexington, KY 40508

Leadership Giving Officer - UK Markey Cancer Center Foundation

The Markey Cancer Foundation is the 501c3, not-for-profit, community-based fundraising and gift-receiving organization that raises philanthropic funds for the facilities and programs of the Markey Cancer Center.  A division of University of Kentucky HealthCare, the Markey Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center in Kentucky.

The Markey Cancer Foundation is participating in the University of Kentucky’s $2.1 billion Kentucky Can: The 21st Century Campaign to raise philanthropic funds to support academic and clinical research, new and expanded programs, scholarships/fellowships, and endowments for cancer research, prevention and control, and education, outreach, and engagement.

The Leadership Giving Officer (LGO) is a full-time, top front-line fundraiser of the Markey Cancer Foundation responsible to cultivate and solicit major gifts fundraising for the Markey Cancer Center with a primary focus on mid-level donors.

Reporting directly to the President & CEO and through individual and team effort, the incumbent will:

  • engage in sophisticated giving conversations with prospects of necessary capacity
  • execute against goals specified in the development plan to raise philanthropic funds, create new realtonships and deepen existing ones.
  • be an active participant in the daily activities of the Markey Cancer Center, particularly those relating to philanthropy.
  • connect with Cancer Center administration, department/division heads, faculty, clinicians, Foundation Board Members, and staff as appropriate on the established philanthropic goals within the context of the Foundation’s participation in the capital campaign.
  • participate with volunteer philanthropy leaders and grateful patient projects
  • research and engage in training opportunities for annual fund and major gift fundraising to enhance success
  • perform other duties as assigned

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

PORTFOLIO AND VISITS - 30%

With the assistance and supervision of the President & CEO:

  • develop and maintain a portfolio of up to 150 donors and prospects with a giving capacity of $25,000 or more
  • maintain and develop a well-rounded portfolio that is approximately:
    • 10% in Discovery
    • 33% in Cultivation
    • 24% in Solicitation
    • 33% in Stewardship in order to develop a well-rounded portfolio.
  • make a minimum of 180 substantive face-to-face visits with major gift donors and prospects per year to advance the philanthropic relationship between them and the MCF
  • produce a minimum of five (5) leads for substantive progress toward a planned gift annually.

PROPOSALS - 30%

  • Prepare and deliver a minimum of 20-30 major gift proposals/solicitations annually.
  • Close a minimum of 15-20 gifts annually with an additional 5-8 in the pipeline for solicitation the following year.
  • Create and implement a cultivation/solicitation strategy for each prospect for whom a major gift solicitation is planned.

 YIELD 30%

 Raise a minimum of $500,000k-$1.5m annually as a direct result of individual portfolio activity.

 CANCER CENTER INITIATIVES – 5%

 Be an active participant in the daily activities of the Markey Cancer Center, particularly those relating to philanthropy.

  • Under direction of the President/CEO, connect with Cancer Center administration, department/division heads, faculty, clinicians and staff as appropriate on philanthropic initiatives.
  • Participate with volunteer philanthropy leaders and grateful patient projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND CONSTITUENT SERVICES – 5%

 Consistently advance the positive culture and working environment within the Markey Cancer Center and Markey Cancer Foundation by promoting respect, collegiality, professionalism, and a positive work-life balance.

  • Model and promote excellent constituent services for external and internal colleagues and partners.
  • Provide input for ongoing improvement in processes to ensure effective and efficient practices.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of UK and the Markey Cancer Foundation and be responsible for maintaining internal controls.
  • Fully comply with the Donor Bill of Rights and the AFP Code of Ethical Standards.

 COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS

 Leadership

  • Diplomacy
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Exceptional customer service and ethics
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and relationship building
  • Strategic orientation
  • Innovation
  • Volunteer management

 QUALIFICATIONS

 Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience
  • Must be able to strongly articulate the Foundation’s and Cancer Center’s needs, values and fundraising priorities through excellent verbal and written communications
  • Must be eligible for membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • CFRE preferred

 COMPENSATION

 Negotiable within the range of $49,254 - $81,266

APPLICATION AND DEADLINE

Qualified applicants must complete an application at the following site no later than MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/264310

Major Gift Officer - Berea College





Major Gift Officer

Berea College is seeking an individual to serve as a Major Gift Officer. This position is responsible for developing and carrying out strategies and activities resulting in discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a portfolio of donors capable of making gifts of $50,000 or more to Berea College.

Education required to ensure success in this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Experience required to ensure success in this position:

  • Minimum 3 years of successful fundraising (higher education setting preferred) with demonstrated success in soliciting and closing major gifts.
  • 5 years of experience with demonstrated success in a related field such as sales may be considered.

Special skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • A commitment to the special mission of Berea College.
  • Ability to articulate the importance of Berea’s distinctive place in higher education and an integrated vision for support to the College.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and solicitation skills.
  • Highly-developed executive organizational and follow through skills and capacity to determine priorities.
  • Ability to manage several development activities and strategies simultaneously while maintaining timeframes.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Unwavering integrity, discretion, patience, persistence, good judgment, sense of self, and emotional intelligence; a committed team member who contributes to and celebrates others’ success.
  • Ability to work independently to integrate disparate information and recognize opportunities to create effective strategies that inspire increased support from donors.
  • Knowledge of or capacity to learn and articulate concepts of planned giving, foundation, and corporate giving strategies.
  • Significant administrative work, including travel planning, itinerary building, correspondence, and accurate and timely documentation of all work.

License, certification, or registration necessary:

  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Required background checks

Physical requirements:

  • Extensive travel (up to 50%) and phone work required.
  • Must be able to navigate airports with luggage and portable computer.
  • Must be able to drive a car on extended trips with significant daily mileage.

Environmental conditions:

  • Extensive travel.
  • Structured office setting when not traveling.
  • Administrative support shared with other gift officers.
  • Weekend work as necessary.

Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment:

  • Personal car when necessary.
  • Laptop and tablet, with strong aptitude for the following tasks:
    • Use of Internet to obtain information and book travel arrangements.
    • Use of Microsoft programs, including Outlook, Word, and Excel; PowerPoint preferred.
    • Navigating various software platforms that support daily activities.
    • Data entry of contact reports and prospect tracking information.
  • Cell phone and institution’s phone/voice mail system.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

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

  • Build and manage an appropriate portfolio of alumni and friend donors capable of making gifts of $50,000 or more to the College. Responsibilities include developing and carrying out effective strategies for discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major gift donors while completing a significant number of face-to-face visits, proposals, and other strategic contacts per year.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to execute strategies, and recruit the appropriate involvement of college leadership, volunteers, and others to build relationships and secure support.
  • Assist the director, divisional leaders, and colleagues in other duties as assigned to meet the challenges and opportunities of Berea’s development goals, including the annual Berea Fund goal.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and thoughtful planning in the use and care of all College resources, including staff and student time; funds budgeted for travel, telephone, events, or other activities; and property such as vehicles, computers, cell phones, etc.
  • Participate actively in all required and requested meetings, openly contributing ideas and suggestions to strengthen Berea’s development program.
  • As required, plan and participate in cultivation and alumni events; occasionally recruit and support volunteer associates.
  • Serve as a teacher and mentor to junior colleagues and to students as opportunities arise.
  • Participate in professional development activities as suggested/needed.

 Other roles/duties will be assigned as necessary to assist the College in the attainment of the goals set forth and the enhancement of a positive, respectful learning environment for all staff, faculty and students. 

Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600-plus students from more than 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition.  Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016, 2017, and 2018, the magazine ranked it number 1.

Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop. 15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati, Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all people of the earth to learn and work here.

For a detailed job description and information on how to apply, please visit: https://www.berea.edu/human-resources/ and click "Apply for Staff Positions"

Berea College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

    Donor Relationships Director - God's Pantry Food Bank

    THE BATTEN GROUP
    Executive Search & Consulting
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    Position Summary
    Develops and implements the fundraising strategy for God’s Pantry Food Bank, leads the Donor Relationships Team to successfully establish and deliver annual goals and serves on the Food Bank Leadership Team to help shape mission and culture and to set policies, procedures and objectives for the organization.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities 
    • Collaborate in partnership with CEO, Donor Relationships Team, staff and board to:
      • promote the Food Bank’s mission and vision
      • envision and establish annual campaign and planned gift fundraising strategies supporting the work
      • drive new philanthropic support
      • grow a robust portfolio of diverse corporate, principal and major donor funding partners
    • Advance sustainable resources to support systemic changes to hunger.
    • Lead and inspire the Donor Relationships Team to define annual fundraising goals, priorities, and plans. Build consensus with CEO, Staff and Board for approval and implementation. Manage accordingly.
    • Develop and gain approval of annual expense budgets for areas of responsibility. Monitor throughout the year. Work with Donor Relationships Team, Finance Director, and CEO to adjust as warranted.
    • Cultivate and maintain active donor relationships with major gift prospects.
    • Define and evolve, in partnership with the CEO and Board Chair, roles for board fundraising activity. Provide staff leadership for Board fundraising efforts.
    • Ensure all donations are accurately received, posted, and acknowledged. Work with Donor Relationships and Finance Teams to maintain controls while continuously improving batch processing and other stewardship tenets. Ensure all funds are expended as intended by donors.
    • Guide activities and collaboration of Donor Relationships Team with all other functional areas to ensure alignment on successful branding, messaging, promotion, outreach, communication, engagement, programming, operations and controls.
    • Mentor and extend, in partnership with Programs & Partner Services Director, the fundraising capabilities of the God’s Pantry Food Bank network of partner agencies in Central and Eastern Kentucky.
    • Provide leadership, coaching, training, support and evaluation of the Donor Relationships Team to aid in each individual’s personal success and contributions to the team.
    Additional Duties and Responsibilities 
    • Foster a culture of stewardship and philanthropy throughout the organization.
    • Actively engage and participate with the CEO and Leadership to ensure organizational success.
    • Participate on board subcommittees as needed.
    • Generate fundraising reports for Board meetings and on an as-needed basis throughout the year.
    • Prepare reports for funding sources as requested.
    • Represent the Food Bank at appropriate community, Feeding Kentucky, and Feeding America engagements.
    • Stay abreast of current events and issues that may impact the Food Bank.
    • Represent the Food Bank as a speaker before church groups, civic organizations and in other forums to increase awareness and understanding of the work of God’s Pantry Food Bank.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Exceptional tenets of stewardship, integrity and trust.
    • Comfortable working in a creative, entrepreneurial environment with strong ability to adapt while organizing workflow.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand, meet and interact with a wide, diverse array of people to develop strong lasting relationships.
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, bilingual proficiency a plus.
    • Proficiency in branding, brand development and associated marketing and communications application.
    • Superior computer skills including donor management software, Raisers Edge proficiency preferred.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software products highly beneficial.
    • Experience with successfully planning and measuring required objectives.
    • Proven track record of setting, prospecting, and achieving revenue targets through corporate, foundation, grant, major gift and individual fundraising channels.
    • Demonstrated ability to create, articulate, implement and adjust strategy.

    Education/Experience Required
    A relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a minimum of 8 years fundraising management or similar experience is required. Prior food banking or relevant Human/Social Services experience a plus. CFRE certification and/or AFP membership desired.

    Miscellaneous Requirements
    Open to evening and weekend work, as needed, engaging others in support of God’s Pantry Food Bank. Ability to travel locally, regionally, and nationally, on behalf of God’s Pantry Food Bank.

    POLICY ON PLACEMENT AND RECRUITMENT The Batten Group and God’s Pantry Food Bank are equal opportunity employers committed to the principles of non-discrimination in the workplace. Candidates will not be discriminated on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status or any other basis that is prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

    Amara Kea 914.260.3895 Director of Executive Search amara@thebattengroup.com

    Development Director - the Living Arts and Science Center

    JOB SUMMARY

    The LASC is seeking an experienced, results-driven, and passionate Development professional to manage diversified fundraising efforts to reach the Living Arts & Science Center’s growth and expansion goals. This full-time staff position will report directly to the Executive Director and collaborate with the Board of Directors on all development initiatives.

    The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all of the Living Arts & Science Center’s fundraising including the annual giving campaign, major gifts, individual and corporate sponsorships, fundraising events, planned giving, and endowment or capital campaigns.  Additionally, the Development Director will collaborate with the Grant Program Manager and with the Marketing Director in building and sustaining memberships and other development projects.

    The Development Director will thrive in a collaborative, entrepreneurial and outcome-driven environment, be flexible to changing needs and contribute strategically to the overall mission of the organization.

    CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:

    The successful candidate will:

    • Have proven success in designing and implementing diverse fundraising strategies and initiatives to include sponsorships, annual giving, individual giving, planned giving, major giving, memberships and events; endowment fundraising experience a plus;
    • Have strong interpersonal skills and proven success in building and maintaining long-term relationships with individual donors, foundations and corporations;
    • Be a hands-on, self-motivated, and results-oriented individual with impeccable ethics;
    • Be highly entrepreneurial, creative, and resourceful;
    • Have a strong ability to maintain and grow relationships while working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds, including staff, board members, volunteers, consultants, foundations, businesses and community leaders;
    • Possess superb writing and speaking skills with the ability to communicate persuasively about the role of philanthropy and its impact on art and science education;
    • Possess a very strong understanding of the business community and in building partnerships and developing support;
    • Have knowledge and understanding of non-profit management and fundraising techniques, strategies and best practices;
    • Display a positive attitude, strong work ethic, common sense, and a collaborative spirit;
    • Possess excellent organizational and data management skills, computer skills, and an ability to handle a variety of tasks, projects, and deadlines simultaneously;
    • Believe in the mission of the Living Arts & Science Center.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Develop and effectively implement a diversified fundraising plan in support of the Living Arts & Science Center’s short and long-range goals;
    • Recruit, meet and follow-up with prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis;
    • Plan and direct the annual fund program, strategizing best use of mailings, on-line and social media campaigns, and fundraising drives;
    • Plan and implement successful fund raising events;
    • Recruit potential corporate sponsors for programs, operating support and fundraising events;
    • Write, design and prepare sponsorship packets, proposals and presentations;
    • Develop a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors;
    • Develop a planned giving program maximizing benefits for potential donors;
    • Plan and direct capital or endowment campaigns and other major fundraising initiatives;
    • Communicate effectively and promptly with prospective donors and supporters;
    • Exhibit sound critical-thinking skills, with the ability to execute strategic objectives, as well as the tactical details critical for their success.
    • Encourage a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization;
    • Work closely with Executive Director, Board of Directors and staff on all fundraising and development initiatives;
    • Work collaboratively with other staff members in marketing efforts;
    • Serve as staff liaison for the Board of Director Development Committee;
    • Manage and organize fundraising database and related files; maintain data integrity;
    • Solicit and coordinate in-kind contributions;
    • Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff, interns and/or volunteers;
    • Maintain gift recognition programs;
    • Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Education and experience equivalent to:

    Bachelor’s degree; supplemented with a minimum of five (5) years of successful non-profit fundraising experience. CFRE desirable.

    The Living Arts & Science Center offers a creative, dynamic and congenial working environment in an exciting new facility in downtown Lexington.  Benefits include generous paid PTO, a group health insurance plan, a Simple IRA plan (with 3% employer match), and some flexibility in work schedules.

    TO APPLY

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, three references, and a brief writing sample.  Review of the applications will begin upon receipt.  Position will remain open until filled. Additional information is available on our website: www.lasclex.org

    To apply email requested materials to:

    Lori Halligan
    Development Director Search
    The Living Arts & Science Center
    362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
    Lexington, KY  40508
    LHalligan@LASCLEX.org                               

    Phone calls will not be accepted.

     

    Executive Director - Cardome Renaissance Center

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Executive Director

    LOCATION: Cardome Renaissance Center

    Georgetown, Kentucky

    Position Summary:

    The Executive Director is the key management leader of Cardome Renaissance Center (hereafter known as CRC, LLC). The Executive Director is primarily responsible for overseeing the administration and strategic plan of the organization. This includes managing a fundraising capital campaign, building strategic, community partnerships to ensure financial viability and create awareness regarding the purpose and future of Cardome proper. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors. This position will also be responsible for all communication strategies on behalf of Cardome within the Scott County, St. John parish communities and greater Central Kentucky.

    General Responsibilities:

    1) Board Governance: Works with board in order to fulfill the organization mission.

    • Responsible for leading the CRC, LLC Board in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors.
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

    2) Financial Performance and Viability: Develops financial resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization.

    • Responsible to implement fundraising strategies and manage functions of $5M capital campaign. These funds will be utilized for the operation, renovation and viability of existing buildings, build a new K-8 school and build a Catholic church on the property.
    • Responsible for soliciting and developing mission-appropriate business partnerships that can provide resources necessary to support Cardome’s mission
    • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Cardome proper, to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
    • Responsible for fiscal management, operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

    3) Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach.

    • Responsible for the enhancement of Cardome’s image by being active and visible in the community and developing partnerships with professional, civic and private organizations.
    • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that Cardome can identify and fulfill its mission into the future.

    4) Organization Operations. Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure efficient operations of the organization. This includes:

    • Responsible effective administration of day-to-day operations and facilities
    • Responsible for the hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
    • Responsible for oversight of communications via public speaking, website and marketing
    • Responsible for signing appropriate documents and/or partnerships made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

    Professional Qualifications:

    • A bachelor’s degree
    • Five or more years fundraising experience
    • Proven track record of community relations
    • Transparent and high integrity leadership
    • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
    • Strong public speaking ability
    • Ability to convey a vision of Cardome’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers and donors
    • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to nonprofit sector
    • Skills to collaborate with and motivate board members and other volunteers
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to interface and engage diverse volunteer and donor groups

    Actual Job Responsibilities:

    1. Establish administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
    2. Develop strategic funding and financial resource partners for the sustainability of the Cardome property and mission
    3. Develop and implement fundraising strategy for $5M Capital Campaign (donor solicitations, mailings, grant funding, corporate donations, etc.)
    4. Serve as Cardome’s primary spokesperson to the St. John Parish, Scott County community entities (I.e. City & County Gov’ts, Georgetown College, Georgetown Hospital, etc.), the media and greater Central Kentucky community.
    5. Establish and maintain relationships with various corporations and organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically and financially enhance Cardome’s mission.
    6. Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising efforts and to increase the overall visibility
    7. Plan and manage operation of annual budget
    8. Oversee organization Board and committee meetings
    9. Supervise, hire, fire and collaborate with organization staff.
    10. Oversee marketing and all communications strategies.
    11. Review and approve contracts for services.
    12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

    Salary is commensurate with experience and other qualifications. Benefits package.

    Email resumes to: tinap@cardome.org

    No phone calls please.

    Director of Philanthropy and Engagement - Life Adventure Center


    Director of Philanthropy & Engagement

    The Director of Philanthropy & Engagement (DP&E) serves as the primary fundraiser for LAC and works alongside the Executive Director and leadership team of Life Adventure Center (LAC) to support all aspects of philanthropy within the organization and ensure that donor and partner engagement and participation is aligned with the mission and vision of the organization. This is a leadership position.

    LAC is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit based in Versailles, Kentucky.  We build resilience through trauma-informed camps, retreats, and programs for underserved populations, especially youth recovering from multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences.

    Job duties and responsibilities include:

    • Cultivate and directly solicit major gifts primarily through face-to-face engagement and in pursuit of annual fund needs but leading to later support for capital improvements, quasi-endowment growth, planned giving, and strategic objectives.
    • Develop short and long-term strategic fundraising and constituent relationship plans for major gifts, grants, and annual fund growth. Develop and present to the Executive Director appropriate, tactical plans of action, implementation, evaluation, and progress reports regarding major gift solicitations and donor/gift stewardship.
    • Work with the Executive Director to identify and plan the cultivation of donors, including prospecting, bumps, and planning legacy gifts.
    • Work with staff and program alumni, when appropriate, to provide direct testimonials and engagement with which to cultivate major donors/prospects’ interest in supporting our mission.
    • Manage a growing annual fund through direct solicitations, mail appeals, end-of-year campaigns, and specific event based.
    • Identify, complete and steward grants applications as well as reporting requirements.
    • Provide superior customer service, donor/gift stewardship and recognition to ensure positive, long-term relationships with and retention of supporters.
    • Adhere to the highest standards of professional fundraising ethics regarding, but not limited to: donor solicitations, stewardship, gift management, reporting and confidentiality.
    • Periodically (at the direction of the Executive Director) and professionally interact with/ report to our board of trustees.
    • Comply with internal financial controls and perform general accounting duties as directed by the Chief Financial Director.
    • Perform clerical duties including extensive and detailed updates to our donor/prospect contact management software (Campwise™), central filing systems, scanning, etc.
    • Participate, at the direction of the Executive Director, in the community as a liaison for LAC in multiple settings.
    • Seek out and make public presentations describing the mission, method, and impact of LAC programming at joint-agency meetings, public forums, donor gathers, etc.
    • Manage LAC’s social media profiles, including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
    • Manage basic website updates utilizing a CMS (training will be provided).
    • Coordinate the design, copy, and printing the Annual Report, printed brochures, and other collateral materials.
    • Perform other duties as assigned from time-to-time by the Executive Director.

    Qualifications and requirements:

    • Minimum three years of professional fundraising experience required.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
    • Excellent public speaking skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook™ software.
    • CFRE preferred, but not required.
    • Grant writing/ management experience preferred.
    • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge™, Campwise™, WealthEngine™ or similar relationship management software preferred.
    • Outdoor, Experiential Education or Recreation experience preferred.
    • Understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and basic psychological concepts preferred.
    • Passion for philanthropy and commitment to serving others.
    • Reliable transportation.

    Physical Aspects of the Job:

    • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
    • Ability to safely and properly operate business equipment.
    • Manual dexterity to utilize computer and other office equipment.
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds and work in indoor or outdoor settings.
    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
    • Ability to tolerate considerable regional travel required.

    Supervised by: Executive Director

    Hours: This is a year-round, full-time, administrative, exempt position w/full benefits. Evening, irregular, and weekend hours occasionally required.      

    Salary: $55,000+ (DOE) with room for rapid, performance-based advancement. Excellent benefits include generous PTO, health insurance, 403(b) with up to 5% employer match contribution, flexible hours, mileage reimbursement for work related travel, limited use of company vehicle for work related travel, paid membership in the Association for Professional Fundraising and an office located in a spectacular, 575-acre, natural setting.

    How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to tim@lifeadventurecenter.org.