AFPLI Career Opportunities


Listing: 4/12/2021

Organization:  Sisters of St. Joseph

Title of Position:  Director, Mission Advancement

Position Level: Senior

Salary or Range: Commensurate with Experience

Description of Organization: Sisters of St. Joseph, one of the largest women’s religious organizations, has served Long Island for more than 169 years responding to the needs of our times, especially in the areas of justice and the environment.  

Responsibilities:  The Director of Mission Advancement directs all aspects of the Congregation’s strategic initiatives for donations including major gift programs, annual fundraisers, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns.  He/She works closely with President and Council in the development of endeavors ensuring cost effective campaigns that delivers a sustainable mix of income streams founded upon excellent donor relationships and stewardship aligned with our mission.  The Director oversees a team and must have strong management skills for leading the implementation of these strategies which seeks to build and improve existing income streams, accelerate growth in underperforming areas and emerging income streams

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, oversee and obtain increased funding for the congregation and its sponsored ministries through annual appeals, special events, corporate sponsorships, memorials, monthly giving, foundation grants, direct mail appeals, major and planned gifts.
  • Facilitate the connection of mission and marketing in various ways, e.g., communication between persons, departments and offices.
  • Initiate and oversee strategic and long-range plans for the development program in conjunction with the President of the Congregation.
  • Prepare and monitor department budget.
  • Oversee the Congregations efforts in the areas of communications, marketing, advertising, promotion, social media, website and public relations.
  • Lead, motivate and manage Mission Advancement personnel to deliver against agreed performance objectives through clear direction, delegation and regular feedback on key activities.
  • Participate in appropriate professional networking and development events. Identify, research, cultivate, solicit and visit major donors in conjunction with the President.
  • Oversee the development and initiation of plans for grant proposals to private and government agencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, or 10+ years of progressive experience, including supervisory experience in senior-level not for profit or religious organization.
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive or Advance Certified Fund Raising Executive preferred.
  • Exceptional knowledge of fundraising, grants and regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated track record in establishing, achieving and exceeding marketing targets in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Experience measuring data and outcomes of fundraising vehicles to determine marketing effectiveness.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage fundraising initiatives within budget, timelines and with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Refined ability to provide leadership and training to key personnel.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office as well as website and fundraising management software.

Application Instructions: We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, pension plan, generous paid time off along with a positive, inspiring work environment. Becoming a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph team offers a rewarding future.  To learn more about this opportunity, please contact the Human Resources department and/or apply at


Listing: 3/1/2021
Organization: North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center
Title of Position: Executive Director/CEO
Position Level: Executive
Salary or Range: Commensurate with Experience

Description of Organization: For more than 65 years, the Guidance Center has been a place of hope and healing, providing innovative and compassionate mental health treatment to all who enter the doors, regardless of their ability to pay.

Leadership & Management:
• Provide leadership and vision to ensure the effective operations and delivery of quality programs.
• Maintain an organizational culture that attracts, develops, motivates, and retains excellent staff.
• Ensure consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems.
• Leverage systems and processes to ensure program excellence and accountability.
• Partner in the negotiation of union contracts.

This position requires an individual who can build and maintain strong relationships with funders and other community leaders and who has excellent management experience. The candidate should also have expertise in mental health and substance use treatment and supervision. Its highly trained staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and other mental health professionals on Long Island, New York lead the way in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, training, parent education, research, and advocacy.

• Energize current funders and cultivate new donors working with the board and Director of Development.
• Speak publicly to create a level of excitement about the mission and vision of the organization.
• Assist with planning and execution of special events and annual appeal.
Communications & Advocacy:
• Serve as a strong community spokesperson delivering a clear and compelling message of the Guidance Center’s work.
• Raise the visibility of the organization by articulating an inspiring vision and engaging critical stakeholders, including donors, community leaders, and government officials.
• Strengthen collaborative partnerships with other mental health organizations and agencies.

• Oversee development and management of annual operating and capital budgets.
• Work with the board and Controller to monitor the budget and ensure sound financial
controls are in place.
• Negotiate government and other system contracts.
• Develop joint ventures with government and other partners.

• Report to Board of Directors on progress of programs and financial status.
• Work collaboratively with board members to set and achieve the Guidance Center’s strategic direction.
• Engage the board in fundraising efforts.
• Regularly educate the board on the mental health landscape, and organizational programs and initiatives.
• Support board member recruitment and orientation.
• Support board committees and attend meetings as needed.
Experience in clinical and crisis management strongly preferred for this leader. Minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible leadership positions. A solid understanding of the nonprofit sector and or governance, including fiscal management. Track record of success in private fundraising. Experience working with unions is preferred.

An advanced degree in the field of social work, mental health, and/or public administration is required.

Mission-driven leader with a high level of integrity and positivity who possesses strong verbal and written communications skills. Strong administrator with a proven track record of leading and motivating a team of committed staff. A strategic, collaborative, and thoughtful steward of the agency able to envision a bright future.

Additional Information:
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive compensation and benefits package. Agency is currently open on a limited basis, with some staff in the office and some staff working from home. Employees and clients are screened for temperature and symptoms daily. All employees are required to wear masks in commons areas. This is not a virtual position; the Executive Director/CEO will be expected to work on site. The Guidance Center is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Application instructions:  
We are only considering resume & cover letters submissions via email. All cover letters and resumes should be sent to Please name your documents as follows: LAST NAME – COVER LETTER and LAST NAME – RESUME Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until April 15, 2021.


Listing: 2/25/2021

Organization: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Title of Position: Director of Advancement

Position Level: Mid/Sr DOE

Salary or Range: Competitive

Description of Organization:

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville, is Long Island’s premier concert hall.  For almost 40 years, Tilles Center has been host to more than 70 performances each season by world-renowned artists in music, theater and dance.  Tilles Center was the first to bring the New York Philharmonic to Long Island and Bruce Springsteen’s legendary “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” was recorded onsite.


Supervises all advancement activities for Tilles Center, with responsibility for events, solicitations, Council of Overseers activities, overall cultivation and community, corporate and individual outreach. Reports directly to Executive Director.


Bachelor's with significant direct experience.

Application instructions:  

If you are interested in this position, visit

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