AFPLI Career Opportunities

Position Listing: Chief Development Officer

Position Level: Senior

Salary Range:  $135,000 - $165,000

Posting Date:   May 7, 2024

The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind is a national leader in training and placing guide and service dogs that provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to people who are blind, have low vision, or who have other special needs. The organization serves clients from across the United States and Canada.


Working from the organization’s 10-acre campus in Smithtown, the CDO will lead a high performing national development program of 10 fundraisers. The team raises in excess of $20M annually with support coming from individuals, corporate sponsors and government grants. Individuals comprise a majority of the organization’s donors.

The CDO will serve as a member of the Leadership team for the Organization, overseeing all aspects of fundraising initiatives. The CDO will be responsible for managing the development team and, due to the organizations’ unique model, be responsible for raising major donor revenue for both Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs.


The CDO will develop, manage and deliver a clearly defined fundraising strategy.  S/he/they will grow a diversified portfolio of major individual and foundation funders while establishing a balanced mix of donor sources and fundraising programs. Prior capital campaign experience sought as the organization will soon embark upon a capital campaign.

A seasoned leader is required to  motivate, coach and manage the Development team to support team members’ goal attainment and ongoing professional development. Lastly, the CDO  serves as a member of Leadership Team and will fosters a culture of philanthropy and ensures that fund development aligns with the organization’s core values and mission.

Application Instructions:

Letter and resumes to


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Organization: The De La Salle School

Position Listing: Director of Development

Position Level:  Mid to senior, depending on experience

Salary Range:  $100,000 - $125,000 depending on experience

Posting Date: April 18, 2024

The De La Salle School stands as a dynamic Catholic middle school for disadvantaged young men in grades 5 through 8, deeply rooted in the rich traditions of the Lasallian mission, serving families in need. Guided by a commitment to academic excellence, Lasallian values, and dedicated service, we provide a rigorous academic program that fosters young men's intellectual curiosity and personal growth in the Nassau County area.


The Director of Development assumes a pivotal leadership role at the school in securing philanthropic resources vital to advancing The De La Salle School's mission and strategic vision. We seek a passionate and seasoned leader with a profound dedication to Catholic education, poised to cultivate meaningful relationships with donors and our partners.

The Director of Development will craft and implement a comprehensive development plan that is meticulously aligned with the school's strategic objectives under the oversight of the school's Executive Director and the Board of Directors.

Donor Relations and Stewardship:

  • Develop and implement a donor stewardship program aimed at nurturing enduring relationships with individuals, as well as foundation and corporate benefactors.
  • Lead the development and execution of a multi-faceted communications strategy spanning print, email, our website, and social media platforms to keep donors abreast of the school's impactful endeavors and accomplishments, including quarterly newsletters and our annual report.
  • Coordinate and manage school visits and volunteer opportunities, allowing donors to forge meaningful connections with the school community.
  • Monitor and analyze donor data to gauge fundraising efficacy and discern emerging trends through our donor database system.

Grant Management:

  • Lead the research and identification of grant opportunities aligned with the school's strategic priorities and funding needs.
  • Develop compelling grant proposals that effectively communicate The De La Salle School's mission, impact, and funding request.
  • Manage the grant writing process, including proposal deadlines, budgets, and reporting requirements.
  • Cultivate relationships with grantors and foundation representatives.
  • Track grant submissions and manage the award cycle.

Event Planning and Management:

  • Assist in coordinating fundraising events such as our annual gala, golf outings, and others while fostering donor engagement, community cohesion, and revenue generation.
  • Spearhead our logistical planning, budget management, marketing endeavors, and necessary volunteer recruitment for events.



  • Bachelor's degree is mandatory.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in development is required, underscored by a proven track record of success in major gift fundraising and grant management.
  • A proficiency in strategic fundraising plan formulation and execution.
  • A nuanced understanding of donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship best practices.
  • Superlative communication skills and interpersonal relationship-building acumen are needed for success.
  • A demonstrated capacity to lead, motivate, and mentor team members.
  • Experience in event planning and management is advantageous.
  • Proficiency in Donor Perfect, our database system, other donor management software (e.g., Raiser's Edge, SalesForce), CRMs, and other technology systems is desirable.
  • An unwavering commitment to Catholic education and the Lasallian mission is indispensable.
  • A willingness to meet and be flexible with the needs of a growing development office as envisioned by the Board of Trustees in management of the school.

Application Instructions:

Kindly submit your resume and cover letter to

In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • Your background in not-for-profit fundraising.
  • Your strategies for cultivating and stewarding major donors.
  • Your vision for augmenting The De La Salle School's development initiatives.

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Position Listing:
Major Gifts Officer

Position Level: Mid-Level

Salary Range: The expected salary range for the position is $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year. The salary actually offered will take into account internal equity and may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, among other factors.

Posting Date: March 12, 2024

The Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other disabilities and help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence by providing guide or service dogs free of charge to those we serve.

The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs have a unique employment opportunity for a Major Gifts Officer at our campus in Smithtown, NY. Our organizations are distinctive in the assistance dog industry providing both guide and multiple types of service dogs.


Overall Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Major Gifts Officer (MGO), will engage and be responsible for all aspects of the donor development cycle, including donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship. The MGO must be flexible to work weekends and evenings consistent with a front-line fundraising role. As a member of the Development Team, the MGO is expected to assist with the execution of the annual development plan to support meeting the annual organizational budget.


 Position Essential Functions:
• Manage a portfolio of 100-125 major gift prospects/donors across the United States. Identify, research, cultivate, solicit, and steward for major gifts.
• Develop successful strategies to increase donor engagement, revenue growth, and community awareness with the Director of Development and Chief Growth Officer.
• Create custom cultivation strategies for each person in the assigned portfolio based on the donor’s history of giving and the organization’s knowledge of that donor’s potential.
• Provide stewardship of donors who have already announced a commitment to a major gift.
• Maintain meticulous records of donor interactions, inputting information into the CRM database.
• Secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create offers, proposals, and solicitations that will be used to secure major gifts.
• Plan and execute Major Donor Cultivation events as appropriate.
• Work in a team environment to represent GDF/AVD and its mission.
• Attend events and meetings on behalf of GDF/AVD.
• Perform other donor activities, as required.
• Always be aware of safety rules and procedures. Ensure that the functions of this job are done in the safest possible manner and encourage co-workers to do likewise.
Position Essential Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college (preferably in Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, Communications, Marketing or other related field).
• Knowledge of planned giving techniques and vehicles.
• 3 + years of demonstrated history of securing major gifts.
• Strong computer skills needed to utilize research tools and implement donor cultivation plans. Experience working with CRM databases necessary.
• Superior communication skills (oral, written, and listening).
• Adhere to the highest ethical standards, the MGO position is highly sensitive and requires impeccable personal and professional integrity and discretion.
• Up to 20% travel.


Physical Requirements:

Visual Acuity:

Near acuity and accommodation are required for ability to see and read text and copy of written materials for publishing and to read computer screen.


Hearing Ability:

Ability to interact with staff and public in an informal or formal way during events or public speaking.


Work Environment:

Employee is exposed to office, kennel, and residence environment, that includes animal hair and dander as well as cleaning and antibacterial cleaning solutions.


How to Apply:

To apply email with the subject “Major Gifts Officer.”


Additional Information:

The expected salary range for the position is $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year. The salary actually offered will take into account internal equity and may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience, among other factors.

Generous PTO including 3 weeks vacation, 6 personal days, 10 sick days, and 11 paid holidays


Hybrid schedule: 2 days remote and 3 days on-site


Comprehensive benefits package available

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Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs are equal opportunity employers.

Position Listing: Development Executive, Long Island Campaign

Position Level: Mid-Level

Salary Range: $70,000 - $75,000

Posting Date: March 4, 2024

UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community.

Major Responsibilities:


  • Develop and implement appropriate fundraising strategies to increase the dollars raised for the annual campaign.
  • Employ a variety of fundraising techniques from in person solicitations to fundraising events and educational/engagement programs
  •  Oversee the planning, development, and implementation of various programming, including Long Island’s two largest events; Witness Project and Summerfest.
  • Develop and update research on individuals and companies appropriate to the portfolio. This includes identification of viable prospects through research, outreach and relationship-building.
  • Educate donors and prospects about the mission of UJA-Federation of New York through one-on-one and group cultivation activities, fundraising events, educational programs, mitzvah projects, agency visits, and missions.
  • Collaborate with staff in other campaign divisions to develop and support their initiatives to engage donors in events, missions, and other opportunities.
  • Think strategically and creatively about new constituencies and businesses, and recommend and implement fresh growth strategies, programs, and initiatives.


  • Work with the event management team on marketing, venue selection, and event program
  • Organize small and large-scale fundraising and outreach events for the communities as well as those to be developed
  • Organize and execute site visits to agencies and volunteer activities
  • Involve lay leadership in a strategic and planned manner. Provide necessary professional support to appropriate lay committees, including agenda setting, preparing reports and presentations, writing meeting notes, and providing necessary follow-up.
  • Develop and implement a plan for post-event follow-up, including contacting and meeting with prospects and new donors.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5+ years minimum work experience of fundraising or sales experience.
  • High degree of comfort with high-net-worth donors. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, relationship-building skills, and customer service orientation.
  • Knowledge of issues facing the Jewish community and passion for UJA-Federation’s mission.
  • Team player with the ability to multitask.
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. 
  • Should be comfortable and adept at presenting and communicating via Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other remote-work applications.

The Long Island division of UJA-Federation seeks a confident, proactive, and relationship-oriented fundraising professional to fill the role of Development Executive. The activities of this division are fast-paced and high-energy; therefore, this role requires a team-player with the ability to multi-task, trouble-shoot, and be a forward-thinker. Responsibilities include research, engagement, solicitation of funds, implementation of cultivation and fundraising events, committee meetings, educational projects, and hands-on activities.

Application Instructions:

Equal Opportunity Employment. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please submit your application directly to our job board

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