Chapter Job Board

Senior Specialist, Donor Outreach | Summa Foundation
Deadline: 12/31/2021

The Senior Specialist, Donor Relations, plays a major role in all Foundation communications with primary responsibility for writing special acknowledgements, stewardship reports, event scripts and donor publications in digital and print. Develop, write, edit and proof inspiring content that cultivates and stewards donors for various Foundation communications vehicles including events, website, video, electronic newsletters, social media and Promise magazine.

Serve as lead writer for personalized special acknowledgement letters expressing gratitude from the chief development officer (CDO) and occasionally, from the president and chief executive officer of the health system. Serve as lead writer for annual stewardship reports thanking donors and illustrating the impact of donor support. Develop content for annual donor impact report, letters of condolence and congratulations and other stewardship correspondence. Develop, write, edit and proof executive scripts for Foundation events. Develop, write, edit and proof content for Promise magazine, published biannually, featuring Summa Health’s friends and benefactors who provide vital support for patient care, medical education and research initiatives.

Assist in developing content for a range of campaign materials, including proposals, case statements, fact sheets and other collateral. Assist in developing content for website, electronic newsletters, video and social media and identify and write stories that help drive traffic and increase engagement. Conduct phone, e-mail and in-person interviews with patients, physicians, system executives, major donors, employees and other health system supporters to develop content for a range of Foundation materials. Assist in maintaining and updating style guidelines and monitoring department compliance in all communications. Provide support at Foundation events as needed. Please email Angela Atwood, for more information.

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Development Coordinator | The Village of St. Edward
Deadline: 12/18/2021


In accordance with the mission and values of The Village of St. Edward, under direction of the Vice President of Development, the Development Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the organization and execution of fundraising efforts for The Village of St. Edward.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for performing, supporting, and promoting activities to ensure exceptional record keeping and stewardship of donors, grantors, and sponsors as well as ensuring that all fundraising and donor activities elevate financial support for and awareness of The Village of St. Edward’s mission.

The Development Coordinator produces accurate and timely marketing & communications pieces and participates in the coordination and execution of programs and special events.

Assists in planning and execution of fund development strategies and programs.

Manages content and writes portions of the monthly resident newsletters

Manages and writes content of bi-annual Foundation newsletter and monthly constituent e-newsletters

Manages print production of marketing and communications (i.e. newsletters)

Assists in development of content for marketing and communications

Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards annual fund donors including annual fund appeals

Manages grant writing including research, proposal writing and collaboration with other departments

Assists in fundraising events Assists with donor recognition programs and events

Assists in identification of Planned Giving prospects and Planned Giving initiatives

Demonstrates effective techniques for providing open, professional communications with residents, families, donors, vendors and staff.

Communicates with and listens to the residents, families, donors, vendors, staff and interdisciplinary team in a concise, tactful and considerate manner. Performs other duties at assigned.

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Director of Development, Wexner Medical Center | The Ohio State University
Deadline: 12/17/2021

Salary Range - $77,000 - $92,000

The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center seeks a collaborative, mission-driven fundraiser to serve as a major gift officer for a variety of healthcare initiatives such as internal medicine and diabetes. Donors such as grateful patients/families, friends, corporations, and/or alumni will be identified by listening for opportunities to align their interests and passions with opportunities to propel the work of our physician scientists forward. The aim of the role is to actively manage a portfolio of prospective donors to be asked for gifts of $100,000 and above. Success in the position will be guided by annual metrics such as number of monthly meetings, number of gift commitments, and dollars raised. Strong partnerships with physician leadership are vital. This role may require some travel and occasional evening and weekend work.

Required Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education/experience •At least three years of professional fundraising experience or professional transferable experience (i.e., managing relationships with required measurable output, making calls, conducting face-to-face appointments, creating, and presenting proposals, and other fundamental elements of client relationship or sales-related activities) Interested applicants can apply by visiting

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Events Specialist | Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Deadline: 12/1/2021

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank seeks an individual that will work in a fast-paced, dynamic department, leading efforts to creatively implement Foodbank events. We are targeting candidates who bring experience, technical expertise, creativity, leadership and a passion for event planning. Your focus in this role is to serve as a resident expert to support a variety of Foodbank events, with primary responsibility for our major events: Taste of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Selfless Elf, CORE, and the Harvest for Hunger Campaign Kick-off Breakfast.

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in related field, preferably marketing, public relations or hospitality
One to three years of experience in event planning with direct experience managing vendor relationships
Possess a love for event management
Ability to build relationships with internal and external constituents Strong project management, verbal and written communication, judgment and decision-making skills
Superior organization skills and attention to detail
Ability to work well with ever changing priorities and situations
Ability to work independently and with people at all levels both internally and externally
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekend hours around event time
Commitment to understanding and supporting the Foodbank’s mission, showing compassion and appreciation for hunger issues
Join Feeding America's 2012 Foodbank of the Year and an 8-time NorthCoast99 winner in our fight against hunger! Excellent culture, pay and benefits. Background check and drug screen required. No calls or walk-ins. EOE/M/F/D/V

Please submit to and include the following information in your cover letter:

Summary of your background and relevant event management experience
Explanation of how you connect to our mission
Explanation of why you are the best fit for this position
Salary requirements
Contact information and best time to reach you

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Social Media and Communications Coordinator | Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank
Deadline: 12/01/2021

The Social Media & Communications Coordinator will work in a fast-paced, dynamic department, driving the strategic approach to communication by creating thoughtful, creative and timely content across multiple online channels. This position is also responsible for internal and external communication pieces, including e-newsletters, articles for the print newsletter and website content. Additionally, this position will support efforts and implementation of organization-wide marketing, communications and event initiatives. A high degree of professionalism, flexibility, dependability and attention to detail is essential for success in this position.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in communications or marketing, with a focus in public relations, media relations and/or social media management.
Experience with social media management, writing, marketing and/or communications.
Willingness to monitor and manage social media activities both during and outside of traditional business hours. Experience in creating simple graphics and short videos for use online.
Experience using Sprout Social or similar social media management software. Experience using website content management systems.
Basic knowledge of HTML preferred.
Strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent writing and grammar skills.
Knowledge of AP Style preferred. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with ability to prioritize work, engage in a variety of tasks simultaneously and consistently meet deadlines. Must be able to work independently and anticipate reporting and communication needs of supervisor. Photography experience preferred. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO

Please submit resumes to and include the following information in your cover letter:

Summary of your background and relevant marketing experience
Explanation of how you connect to our mission
Explanation of why you are the best fit for this position
Salary requirements

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Grantwriter | Coleman Professional Services
Deadline: 12/02/2021

Grant Writer - FT - Portage County, Ohio

Coleman Health Services, formerly Coleman Professional Services (CPS), is a nationally recognized not-for-profit provider of behavioral health and rehabilitation programs to foster recovery, build independence, and change destinies for individuals, families, and businesses in our community. We are seeking an experienced individual to be responsible for writing grants that will provide operating and/or capital funds for us.

Grant experience with local foundations, state and federal agencies, and corporations is important. The professional in this position will work closely with clinical personnel to coordinate details of clinical services for information provided in the grants. Additional duties include completing research on potential grants and meeting with key County, State, and Federal personnel to help coordinate grant writing and to assure funding success. Must have a Bachelor's degree in a related field, writing and research skills, plus one year proven experience in grant writing. This person should be capable of working independently and be a "self-initiator."

Benefits options include health, life, pension, paid time off, and more. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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Development Director | Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary
Deadline: 11/30/2021

Reporting to the Executive Director the Head of Development will spearhead fundraising efforts for the financial growth of the organization. The Head of Development will strive to build the development function and fundraising efforts to help support operating expenses and the daily care of rescued abused and neglected farm animals.

Fundamental responsibilities for the position include:
Donor Management/Development: Cultivate new relationships and steward current relationships with corporate/private major donors to foster strong giving in support of the organization’s mission
 Marketing/Fundraising: Collaborate with the Executive Director to create a marketing plan to drive fundraising efforts to support the strategic direction of the organization
 Event Planning and Implementation: Work with Projects Coordinator to plan and execute special fundraising events, including, but not limited to, the annual fall fundraiser

Additionally, the Head of Development will oversee:
 Volunteer Involvement: Oversee the engagement of volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices  Financial Reporting: Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of activities
 Marketing Materials: Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts

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Development & Events Marketing Manager | National Inventors Hall of Fame
Deadline: 11/30/2021

The Development and Events Marketing Manager will be responsible for the marketing strategies and associated KPIs for the fundraising, event, and museum channels of business. These channels are comprised of both large sponsors and individual donors, live and virtual events, and a museum in Alexandria, VA. The ideal candidate must have a strong understanding of key marketing functions – research, strategy, execution, and analysis. The candidate also needs to have experience developing omnichannel marketing campaigns. Channel experience should include PR, social, email, print, paid media (traditional and digital), web, and experiential.

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Donor and Alumni Events Manager | Kent State University
Deadline: 11/28/2021

The Donor and Alumni Events Manager will provide high-level support to the Donor and Alumni Engagement teams within the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Kent State University. This role will coordinate assigned events and giving societies. They will execute annual production schedules and programming in addition to monitoring enrollment, benefits, and RSVP’s. This role will manage stewardship touches and correspondence for assigned events and fundraising initiatives. This will include logistical and outreach support for events. Tasks will include database management, inventory control, tracking event communications and registration, customizing donor communications, and creating impact reports. This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, education, hospitality, or a related field of study, plus a minimum of three years prior work experience in event planning. In the absence of a degree, this position requires a minimum of seven years of experience in event planning, business, marketing, communications, or education. Candidates must be able to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings, weekends and holidays and may include additional hours during peak periods.

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Fund Development Association | Akron Urban League
Deadline: Position will remain open until filled

The Akron Urban League is looking for a full-time Fund Development Associate to join their team in an exciting time of organizational growth and development. The role reports directly to the Director of Fund Development while working closely with other members of the AUL team. The Development Associate will be responsible for drafting, editing, and submitting written content for grant proposals, reports, and other materials to successfully secure revenue/operating support from foundations, corporations, individuals, and governmental grants. The ideal candidate will be an active listener and engaging storyteller, able to build authentic connections with current and prospective funders. They will also be skilled at research in order to identify other available funding revenues that AUL should pursue.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop compelling grant proposals in compliance with grantor guidelines and deadlines, working in partnership with AUL’s program teams as necessary.
• Develop grant proposals and letters of inquiry to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
• Continuously improve the quality of proposals and reports to increase our level of funding.
• Assist with innovative ways of raising increased funding from foundations, corporations, individuals, government agencies and other sources.
• Identify and research new potential funders on an ongoing basis.
• Participates in key meetings and solicitations with potential donors identified by the DFD.
• Develop relationships with donors, the philanthropic community and key stakeholders and participate in community events to represent the Agency.
• Prepares the monthly board Fund Development Committee meeting minutes for review by the DFD, CEO and Board Fund Development Committee Chair. Work closely with the board Fund Development Chair on fundraising functions.
• Respond to ongoing requests for supplemental information and data from funders.
• Maintain a calendar/grant tracking system to ensure timely completion of all proposals and reports, adhering to all required funder deadlines.
• Take a lead role with the DFD to successfully manage and plan all of the agency’s annual Special Events, as well as the Justice & Equality Giving Society.

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Sales, Communications, or related field
• 3-5 years’ work experience, preferably in nonprofit fundraising, grant writing, reporting and special events planning and management
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to be authentic and approachable, and can garner trust among peers, staff, donors, Board, etc.
• Proficient in donor tracking via fund development CRM software (Salsa Labs, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
• Ability to build relationships with diverse individuals and groups
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• The ability to craft proposals and reports that are clear, compelling, and persuasive
• The capacity to edit existing copy from a variety of sources to create a cohesive message
• Highly proficient in computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite and experience navigating within
different foundation grant submission portals.
• Understand how to recognize donors through multiple platforms
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, do-it-yourself environment
• The capacity to multitask and manage multiple projects and assignments, often with competing
• Ability to remain focused, results oriented and decisive
• Strategic thinking skills with good judgment
• Some experience with Photo Shop/Canva/other graphic design software a major plus!

MUST embrace and exhibit personal qualities of honesty, respect, empathy, integrity, credibility, with a commitment to the Akron Urban League’s mission. Our focus is always to operate from a STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE.

Pay Rate: Salary commensurate with experience
Classification: Regular/Full-time/Exempt
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, Life, 403B, Paid Time Off, Holidays
Posting Dates: Open until filled

Human Resources Department, Attn: Becki Moorer, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44307

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NO PHONE CALLS. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted. Applications/resumes are kept on file for 6-months.

Equal Opportunity Employer