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Development Director, Vatican Observatory Foundation

Summary: Under the direction of the VOF Board of Trustees, the Development Director has direct administrative and operational responsibility for the Vatican Observatory Foundation’s development program. The Development Director will report to and be supervised by the President  of the Foundation or such other person the President may designate.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop a strategic plan and manage the implementation of the corresponding fundraising strategies.
  • Focus on relationship development and cultivation of a portfolio of mid-level and major donors and oversee the portfolio management for the President.
  • Support and engage the Board of Trustees and Observatory staff members in key development activities.
  • Lead and coordinate major and planned gift solicitations with key Board members.
  • Conduct personal engagement contacts with top donors and mid-level donors through personal visits, phone calls, emails, and teleconferencing.
  • Cultivate major donors to perpetuate their engagement through transformational giving, including future capital and planned gifts.
  • Maintain records of all donor information, contacts and visits.
  • Ensure all donors receive appropriate, consistent recognition, and an accounting of the impact of their gift.
  • Utilize available resources to link major gift prospects and their gift capacity.
  • Develop a working relationship with Vatican Observatory scientists and include them in cultivation efforts as often as possible.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees and the Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG) to build a case for support to maintain and upgrade the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope/Lennon Telescope and other science and educational projects as needed and create narratives for fundable projects.
  • Research and supervise the preparation of grant proposals and ensure all grant requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner.
  • Prepare reports and projections on fundraising programs and progress toward goals and specific outcomes, with regular reporting to the Board.
  • Manage a small administrative team and collaborate with the office of the Treasurer.
  • Collaborate with VOF community outreach activities to enhance the Observatory’s and the Foundation’s visibility.
  • Represent the VOF to the public as needed.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of three years of successful fundraising, institutional development, entrepreneurial or management/supervisory experience, or a combination of these relevant to the position.
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively, at times internationally, and work weekends and evenings when necessary.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission of the Vatican Observatory and the Vatican Observatory Foundation, and the ability to represent the VOF in the community.
  • Familiarity with the Catholic Church and the network of Jesuit Institutions.
  • Willingness and ability to serve as an active external fundraising leader focused on the strategic engagement and cultivation of current and future prospects.
  • Proven record of personally cultivating, closing, administering, and stewarding significant major gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Proven record of providing strategic direction resulting in a marked improvement in revenue growth.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and the corresponding analytical skills needed to establish strategic fundraising goals and report on results.
  • High capacity to inspire cooperation and to work well with others.
  • High level of integrity, energy, initiative, and creativity.
  • Experience with fundraising software and CRM databases.
  • Advanced degree or professional fundraising certification (CFRE, ACFRE).

 

Competitive Compensation

 

The Vatican Observatory Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices. In order to build the strongest organization possible the VOF actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Major Gifts Director: Northern Arizona Healthcare

Northern Arizona Healthcare is seeking a Major Gifts Director. NAH provides comprehensive healthcare services through two hospitals (Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center) along with numerous primary care and specialty physician clinics, outpatient surgical centers, cardiovascular and cancer centers, rehabilitation and sports medicine centers, air and land-based medical services transportation, and community health-based programs. With a service region of more than 50,000 square miles, NAH’s team of 3,500 medical professionals serves a population of more than 700,000 people, including a significant community of Native Americans, who comprise approximately one-third of NAH’s patient visits.

The Major Gifts Director is responsible for building relationships and raising funds from current and prospective donors by encouraging their interests and passions for improved health in Northern Arizona.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Program Development:
    • Assist VP of Philanthropy and Office of Philanthropy team to develop and implement programs to support initiatives
    • Represent the Office of Philanthropy in meetings, conferences, organization orientations and events
    • Uphold established Office of Philanthropy protocols related to donor records, including documenting interactions with donors and other organizations
  • Donor Outreach:
    • Initiate, cultivate and develop relationships with a focus in the Sedona and Verde Valley area
    • Cultivate and manage active major gift level donors - some existing donors and others with identified potential - with the goal of increasing financial support through regular communications
    • Manage a portfolio of 75+ major and principal gift prospects and leads the strategy to identify, cultivate and solicit individuals in support of the Office of Philanthropy
    • Develop and implement personalized donor stewardship plans
    • Maintain and manages accurate and current donor and outreach database, using Raiser's Edge NXT
    • Achieve personal annual revenue goals beginning at $500,000, with expectations of growing the dollars raised to $3,000,000+ annually
  • Compliance and Safety:
    • Report any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool
    • Monitor work environment for possible safety issues and ensure others are performing work in a safe manner
    • Comply with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies
    • If required, ensure all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates
    • Complete all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame
Qualifications:
Healthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. In addition to:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) and at least 8 years experience in individual donor development and solicitation, including 2 years leading initiatives or as a Major Gift Officer
  • Experience with CRM systems
  • Understanding of HIPAA regulations pertaining to fundraising from patients
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative in effectively communicating Northern Arizona Healthcare's projects and goals
  • Commitment to professional ethics in working with highly confidential, sensitive information
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, in English, as well as superior interpersonal, organizational, and motivational skills
  • Familiarity with donor/customer database management and online fundraising tools

For further details and consideration, please apply here:
https://careers-nahealth.icims.com/jobs/10593/major-gifts-director/job

Assistant Director of Philanthropy - Northern Arizona Healthcare

Northern Arizona Healthcare is seeking an Assistant Director of Philanthropy. NAH provides comprehensive healthcare services through two hospitals (Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center) to a population of more than 700,000 people, including a significant community of Native Americans, who comprise approximately one-third of NAH’s patient visits, over a service region of more than 50,000 square miles.

The Assistant Director is responsible for building relationships and raising funds from current and prospective annual giving donors by encouraging their interests and passions for improved health outcomes at NAH through our Grateful Patient program, and Employee and Physician Campaigns.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Program Development:
    • Assist VP of Philanthropy and Office of Philanthropy team to develop and implement programs to support initiatives
    • Responsible for developing, launching, and leading comprehensive giving programs to include: the Grateful Patient program, the Employee Campaign, and the Physician Campaign
    • Provide day-to-day support for the Grateful Patient program, focusing on the ongoing engagement and recognition of physician and clinical partners
    • Work with the legal department to ensure HIPAA compliance and other departments to advance the Grateful Patient program
    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the educational, research, clinical and financial needs and goals of clinical service lines and the hospitals; establish, maintain, and grow the program to meet these needs/goals
    • Provide a pipeline for future major gift asks and move donors to the appropriate prospect manager
    • Represent the Office of Philanthropy in meetings, conferences, organization orientations, and events
    • Uphold established Office of Philanthropy protocols related to donor records, including documenting interactions with donors and other organizations
  •  Donor Outreach:
    • Initiate, cultivate and develop relationships with annual giving (below $10,000) prospects
    • Cultivate and manage active major gift level donors - some existing donors and others with identified potential - with the goal of increasing financial support through regular communications
    • Manage the identification, evaluation, and cultivation of prospects, and assist in the stewardship plan of donors once they have made a commitment
    • Set and target fundraising goals, prepare proposals, and make direct face-to-face solicitations
    • Achieve personal annual revenue goals and assist in meeting departmental goals
  • Compliance and Safety:
    • Report any safety-related incident in a timely fashion through the Midas/RDE tool
    • Monitor work environment for possible safety issues and ensure others are performing work in a safe manner
    • Comply with state and federal regulations/statutes and company policies
    • If required, ensure all certifications and/or licenses are up-to-date and valid prior to expiration dates
    • Complete all company mandatory modules and required job-specific training in the specified time frame
Qualifications:
Healthcare is a rapidly changing environment and technology is integrated into almost all aspects of patient care. Computers and other electronic devices are utilized across the organization and throughout each department. Colleagues must have an understanding of computers, and competence in using computers and basic software programs, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. In addition to:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) and at least 3 years experience in annual donor development and solicitation
    • Experience with CRM systems
    • Thorough understanding of HIPAA regulations to maintain the security of electronic Personal Health Information that is available through the prospecting reports and other sources
    • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative in effectively communicating Northern Arizona Healthcare's projects and goals
    • Commitment to professional ethics in working with highly confidential, sensitive information
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, in English, as well as superior interpersonal, organizational, and motivational skills
    • Familiarity with donor/customer database management and online fundraising tools


    For further details and consideration, please apply here:
    https://careers-nahealth.icims.com/jobs/10505/assistant-director-grateful-patient-and-giving-program/job