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DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OR DIRECTOR

(dependent on experience)
Dress for Success Oregon (DFSO)
Date posted: September 21

 

Organization Background

Dress for Success Oregon (DFSO) is a workforce development nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on the needs of women in the greater Portland, Salem, and Southwest Washington area. Our mission is to empower women and gender expansive individuals to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. In addition to providing professional attire, DFSO’s services include job search assistance, job retention tools, career development support, and career exploration. DFSO is an affiliate of Dress for Success Worldwide, which has 154 affiliates in 30 countries. We are proud to serve over 1500 women annually through our clothing and job training programs.

 

Our Core Values

 

  1. We RESPECT ourselves and all.
  2. We have EMPATHY for all.
  3. We use TRANSPARENCY in our communication with each other.
  4. We have ACCOUNTABILITY for our actions. We act consistently with follow-through.
  5. We are committed to REMOVING BARRIERS TO EQUAL ACCESS due to the intersectional nature of oppression.
  6. We are SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS and solve problems humanely, creatively, and sustainably.
  7. We “walk the walk” and act with INTEGRITY.
  8. We work to COLLABORATE as a connected team.

 

Scope of Responsibility

DFSO is seeking a Development professional to plan and coordinate funding from individuals and events, and who will work with the Executive Director and grant writing team to field information requests and report to foundations. This person will also develop new sources of income from individuals, and events, among others. They will have a role in the financial planning of the organization. DFSO has a contracted Nonprofit Strategist & Consultant who will provide direct support and leadership depending upon need for this person in building the organization’s development plan and strategy.

Description of Duties

Under the primary supervision of the Executive Director, this development director or manager will be responsible for the following tasks:

 

Fundraising – Cultivates a “culture of philanthropy” at DFSO in which staff, board, and volunteers participate in fundraising efforts. Grows individual donor base by building and strengthening relationships with individual donors and other key stakeholders. Researches and develops cultivation strategies. Develops and grows individual donor base, cultivates major gifts, and manages in-kind donations. Organizes individual donor campaigns (e.g., major donors, direct mail, etc.). Organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals.. In partnership with the Executive Director, establishes short and long-range goals for unrestricted funding sources and enlists support from members of institution staff and board. Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to institutional donors.

 

Major Gift & Individual Donors  – Produce major donor, board and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible. Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits. Individual giving is a primary focus of DFSO’s development plan, and will be one of the primary efforts of this person..

 

Annual Campaign – Manages and executes individual donor campaigns (e.g., direct mail, online giving days, workplace giving, etc.). Supports Executive Director, board and other constituents to cultivate and steward individual donors. Coordinates donor relationship management, including stewardship and thank you notes. Prepares all mailings to donors and volunteers, segmenting the database so donors receive tailored communications with appropriate notes from staff and board members. Coordinates end-of-year thank you cards from staff to key stakeholders.

 

Events – Plans and manages all aspects of fundraising events, providing leadership to staff, board and other volunteers. Secures marketing and partnership opportunities, as well as corporate sponsorships. Together with the Executive Director, supports the Board of Directors to execute board fundraising plan, including participation in events. Utilizes volunteers in fundraising, as well as engaging program volunteers as donors to grow events and individual giving.

 

Marketing & Public Relations – Manages general content for website, blog, and social media as well as sending out e-updates to constituents. Supervises all marketing, communications, and outreach matters, including the creation of various materials such as the annual report, newsletters, e-updates, general presentations, brochures, and collateral materials.

 

Qualifications

The responsibilities and associated salary of this position will be based on the individual’s experience level. In general we are looking for:

  • 3+ years working in fundraising and development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social, racial, gender, and economic justice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills - you practice the rigor needed for concise and clear communications.
  • Demonstrated experience raising funds and examples of positive outcomes
  • Experience planning and coordinating campaigns and events.
  • Extremely detail-oriented self-starter - you pay attention to details and thoroughly check work.
  • Exceptional ability to build and maintain relationships with current and future donors
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; Salesforce or other nonprofit CRM application
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks.

Compensation: This is an exempt position with a salary range based on level of experience from $55,000 - $85,000. DFSO employs a contracted Development consultant who will be more or less engaged depending upon the seniority level of this successful candidate. DFSO also offers generous benefits including holidays, PTO, and health/dental/vision coverage and more.

How To Apply

Please submit a resume outlining your work history and responsibilities at each role along with a cover letter that tells us why you are a great fit for DFSO and this specific position. Please email both requirements in PDF format, using “(Title of position: Your Name)” in the subject line, to human_resources@dressforsuccessoregon.org.

Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled.

 

Note to Candidates:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. DFSO is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization and we strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications as described or if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for or perform job duties.

Dress for Success Oregon is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from candidates who contribute to the diversity of our organization. Over and above our commitment to non-discrimination, DFSO actively seeks to employ members of the community who have experienced economic hardship or poverty and members of historically marginalized groups including racial and ethnic minorities.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.


 

SENIOR DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

DoveLewis

Posted: September 19, 2022


DoveLewis is embarking on a capital campaign to expand services and clinical space to better serve pets in our community. We are seeking an ambitious Senior Development Officer to join our high functioning fundraising team.

The Senior Development Officer is a strategic and organized project officer that is just as comfortable managing deadlines as they are conversing with donors. A strong communicator both in person and in writing, this position will be responsible for establishing our annual giving donor cultivation and solicitation strategy. A genuine love of and respect for all animals is required, as is an appreciation of the human-animal bond.

This is a hybrid position split between work from home and a waterfront office with onsite staff parking. Schedule is anticipated to be five days a week.

Salary range is $71,000-78,000 annually depending on education, certification, and experience.

Who we are looking for:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of non-profit development principles.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to speak in public.
  • Intermediate level skills using MS Office.
  • Skill in partnership-building at individual and corporate level.
  • Proficiency in creative thinking, working as a team, and developing new ways to engage established and prospective donors.
  • Skill in following up with donors and sponsors.
  • Strong organizational, project management skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively.
  • Ability to prospect and cultivate new donors.
  • Ability to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Ability to have daily contact with development and marketing staff and other staff members, including regular contact with the Board of Directors, medical staff, administrative staff, donors, prospective donors, corporate sponsors, and the general public. Contacts often include confidential information.

 

Education and Experience

  • Experience or education equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in fundraising, non-profit management, sales, communications, or related field of study,
  • Two to three years of demonstrated success with individual or corporate fundraising, or donor acquisition,
  • A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual donors, corporations, and foundations for support,
  • Fundraising experience in a non-profit setting,
  • Demonstrated success meeting and exceeding annual budget fundraising goals,
  • Local affiliations and ties highly preferred,
  • Experience using donor database software (Raiser’s Edge preferred),
  • Experience writing appeals,
  • Any suitable combination of experience or education will substitute.

 

Why do employees love working at DoveLewis?

  • We provide generous employee benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time-off, veterinary discounts, and a positive work environment.  
  • We provide continuing education benefits and abilities to grow your skills and capacities.
  • We live up to our mission of providing the best emergency, critical, and specialty care to our patients and service to our clients.
  • Your work makes a difference to the animal-loving community and to individual pet owners on a daily basis.

 

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, please complete the online application, and upload a resume. 

DoveLewis is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen for illegal substances and background screens required.


Senior Major Gifts Officer 

PORTLAND OPERA
Posted: September 6, 2022

Status:

Full-Time / Regular / Salary - Exempt

Reports To:

Director of Development

Supervises:

Donor Relations Manager, Grants & Advocacy Manager, Special Events Manager, and Development Associate

Normal Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (37.5 hours per week)

Duties will require evening and weekend hours during performances and related events.

Effective Date:

ASAP

           

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Senior Major Gifts Officer assists in the strategic development of a comprehensive fundraising plan and will oversee the implementation which includes a major gifts strategy that is well integrated into existing annual fund plans, planned giving, corporate and institutional donations, grant solicitation, volunteers, and in-kind resources.  The Senior Major Gifts Officer is charged with the daily activities of the Development Team, working in partnership across the organization toward a shared vision and goals.  The Senior Major Gifts Officer will play the lead role in managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gifts donors as well as the identification and solicitation of new major gifts prospects for philanthropic support to Portland Opera.  The Senior Major Gifts Officer will assist the Director of Development in forecasting, executing, and reporting of annual revenue goals and is responsible for the management and reporting of the annual expense budget for the development department.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor Engagement and Relationship Management – approx. 50%

  • Directly manages a portfolio of major and mid-level donors through frequent in person and/or virtual meetings, email and phone engagement, solicitation, and stewardship to deepen their investment in Portland Opera’s mission.
  • Independently identifies, cultivates, and solicits an active portfolio of prospective donors for new philanthropic support to Portland Opera.
  • Assist the Director of Development to execute annual budgeted revenue goals of $2.5 - $4.0 million per year.
  • Maximize individual giving, matching funds, bequest and legacy giving, and in-kind contributions.
  • Strengthen and develop pipeline of mid-level donors through a targeted qualification path.
  • Strategically move donors through the pipeline in a systematic, scalable way.

Collaboration & Management – 40%

  • Working with the Director of Development, help develop strategic fundraising plans, cases for support, talking points, proposals, and briefing materials to achieve fundraising goals. 
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations and success of the development team by holding regularly scheduled meetings to ensure all timelines, deadlines, calls, projects, and events are being handled.
  • Manage and support the efforts of the development team to meet and exceed fundraising goals from individuals and organizations.
  • Oversees and implements delivery of donor benefits and recognition.
  • Engages with the Marketing & Communications team to integrate content into marketing and fundraising activities including advocacy, cultivation, and solicitation.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develop, implement, and manage a new stewardship program
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develop, market, and integrate a new Planned Giving program
  • Embody and adhere to development/fundraising best practices, ethics, and charitable gift tax laws.

Monitoring and Reporting – approx. 10%

  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual activity to achieve annual gift revenue goals.
  • Responsible for the management and reporting of the development departments annual expense budget.
  • Assist with review and verification of major gift donor recognition lists.
  • Track and report relationship management activity using donor relationship management system including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective and current individual donors.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

OTHER DUTIES
Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

SKILLS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

ESSENTIAL 

  • Bachelor’s degree, with minimum of five years of experience in fundraising
  • Demonstrated record of success at closing six-figure gifts
  • Excellent organizational skills: ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to interact with a diverse group of people on both a professional and personal level
  • Self-starter, able to work independently under limited supervision while being an integral part of the development team
  • Demonstrated record of overseeing fundraising professionals
  • Intermediate proficiency level required for Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel
  • Understanding of AFP Code of Ethical Standards
  • Understanding of planned giving vehicles
  • Ability to maintain detailed, confidential information and records
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends 

HIGHLY DESIRABLE

  • Experience working with a volunteer Board of Directors
  • Experience working in the performing arts environment
  • Familiarity with donor database systems such as Tessitura, Raisers’ Edge, etc.…
  • Familiarity with the opportunities and challenges of the Portland philanthropic landscape

ABOUT PORTLAND OPERA

Portland Opera offers productions of the highest artistic quality, bringing the world of opera to the region.  Over the past 58 years, the company has presented more than 200 operas, including world premieres. In addition to its annual season, the company is also renowned for its outreach and educational initiatives, including Portland Opera-To-Go, Opera a la Cart, and its Resident Artists Program, which supports the next generation of opera singers. 

VISION

We celebrate the power of performance, storytelling, and song as an inclusive artistic leader.

MISSION

We gather and inspire audiences, artists, and collaborators to create  shared opera experiences that enliven and connect us all, enhancing the cultural landscape of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

VALUES

We realize our mission and vision with a constellation of values that guide our work:

The Art of Opera

We are unapologetically passionate about the live art of opera, and are energized by its roots as the people’s art form. We believe in its future. We continue the timeless tradition of storytelling, we celebrate the universal language of music, and we honor the brilliance of the human voice.  

Ensemble & Cultural Equity

Our work relies on being an ensemble, and our ensemble only thrives with diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect. We commit to actively confronting and dismantling white supremacy, patriarchy, and exclusion in our company, field, and community. We commit to being inclusive and strive every day to be an anti-racist organization.  

Our Shared Humanity

We sing stories about experiences, emotions, and moments that matter in life. In this practice we, together with audiences, aim to reveal and gain insight into the human condition—as a reflection of ourselves, and ourselves in relation to each other. 

Fiscal Strength & Stewardship

We are committed to the fiscal health of our organization, and its bright future. We are dedicated financial stewards of the community and the philanthropic funding that makes our work possible.  

Community Connections

We generate positive impacts for our community, fostering and co-authoring collaborations and programs to achieve meaningful engagement. We contribute to the civic and cultural life of our region, and amplify the contributions and insights of our peers, colleagues, and partners. 

Imagination & the Entrepreneurial Spirit

We accomplish our work with an enthusiasm to be creative, to innovate and transform, to adapt and collaborate. We hold ourselves and each other accountable to achieve sustainability, increase accessibility, and make space for curiosity in attaining our strategic goals.

 

Portland Opera is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer. 



Development & Communications Coordinator

Organization: WorldOregon

Date Posted: August 31, 2021

Type of Position: Regular, full-time employee position (hourly up to 37.5 hours per week). Additional hours with pre-approval.

Hourly Rate: $21-23 per hour, depending on experience (Salary offers are determined in conjunction with an internal pay equity assessment.)

Benefits: WorldOregon offers a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision insurance, holidays, sick leave, vacation, SIMPLE, IRA, disability and life insurance, and TriMet.

Start Date: November 15, 2022 (estimated)

Supervisor: Susan Ehrman, Development Director

Application deadline: September 15, 2022) 

WHAT THIS IS: The role of the Development & Communications Coordinator is to promote the mission and programs of WorldOregon, and to be part of the fundraising team that ensures these programs grow and evolve, receive strong community support, and are broadly accessible. The Coordinator is responsible for outgoing messaging to current and prospective constituencies both locally and statewide. The Coordinator will align all work with WorldOregon’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals in the strategic plan.

WHO YOU ARE: You are a great communicator and project manager with a strong background in fundraising and communications. You are curious and creative, and look forward to the opportunity to promote the mission and programs of WorldOregon through all forms of communication. Your enthusiasm for the mission will energize our donors and community partners. You enjoy spending a morning creating a project calendar with team members, and the afternoon crafting the compelling copy that will ensure that program’s success. You listen for the great stories from high schoolers and international visitors, and appreciate feedback from our team when the draft is ready. You are a liaison between WorldOregon and the community, incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in an intercultural setting (please see our DEI statement here). 

WHO WE ARE: WorldOregon, formerly known as the World Affairs Council of Oregon when it was founded in 1950, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit international affairs organization that connects the people of Oregon and SW Washington with the world. WorldOregon has 10 employees, many volunteers, and three main areas of activity: Global Conversations (3-6 public programs per month on global issues and ideas plus the nationally known International Speakers Series); Global Classroom (K-12 education programs and youth and teacher training); and the International Visitor Program (organizes short-term virtual and in-person visits for adult and youth emerging leaders from over 100 countries each year). WorldOregon is committed to being more diverse, equitable and inclusive and is working to genuinely and authentically connect the diversity of Oregon community members with the world. At this time, staff is working in the office two days per week, and having flexibility the rest of the week to work in the office or from home. The amount of time spent in the office may change as more in-person programs resume. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: WorldOregon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment of all abilities, ages, countries of origin, ethnicities, gender identities, nationalities, races, religions, and sexual identities and any other status protected under applicable federal, state, and local laws. We’re committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and we encourage you to apply, even if you do not believe you meet every one of the qualifications. 

Position Summary/Mission: Manage and grow WorldOregon’s membership and annual fundraising programs, and create dynamic communications that tell our stories to a broad community.

Responsibilities:

Development (60%):

Membership and Donors:

·      Work closely with the Development Director to manage WorldOregon’s current Membership program, including creative appeals to expand the membership base, encouraging current members to increase their giving, being responsive to member requests, and communicating regularly with individual members.

·      Become well-versed in WorldOregon‘s database: enter gifts, send gift acknowledgements, track membership renewals, and run regular reports.

·      Coordinate two annual donation campaigns, creating project timelines and creative storytelling, and promoting via print, email. and social media.

·      Identify new benefits for members.

Annual Fundraiser:

·      Work with Development Director to coordinate all aspects of WorldOregon’s annual hybrid fundraiser, including logistics for the virtual and in-person watch parties and email/social media communications both within the organization’s current constituencies and out in the community.

Donor Stewardship:

·      Prepare and execute a creative annual donor stewardship plan.

·      Plan and coordinate at least one donor thank you event each year.

Communications (35%):

Overall Communications:

·      Ensure accuracy and consistency with all WorldOregon communications across departments and platforms, and identify ways to attract new audiences to existing programs.

Website:

·      Regularly edit and update WorldOregon’s website to ensure accuracy and accessibility, and create content, working with contractor for technical fixes as needed

E-Newsletter:

·      Update the design of WorldOregon’s weekly e-newsletter as needed via MailChimp, create and edit content, take photos, coordinate the content calendar, and review the analytics to make changes.

Social Media:

·      Prepare and update a social media calendar via Hootsuite to include Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.

·      Prepare and edit all social media posts, and regularly review the analytics.

Organization-Wide Program Support (5%):

All team members are expected to allocate time throughout the year to support other programs or projects of WorldOregon, including but not limited to Global Conversations programs (including the International Speakers Series), Global Classroom trainings and projects, International Visitor Program meetings, and general administration.

Required skills and attributes:

  • 2-4 years of experience in fundraising
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (World, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Suite, MailChimp or equivalent (e-mail communications), Canva, and website editing.
  • CRM experience (WorldOregon currently uses NationBuilder)
  • Self-starter, team player with a strong work ethic
  • Interest in international issues and commitment to the mission of WorldOregon 

To apply, please do the following:

  1. Write a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the Development & Communications Coordinator position.
  2. Include a current resume with your letter.

Provide a list of three references, including a recent supervisor or someone familiar with your work. (WorldOregon will not contact references before discussing with you.)

  1. Email materials to search@worldoregon.org


COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF OREGON

Posted: August 30

Department: Development

Employment Type: Full Time (40hrs/wk.); Exempt        

Reports to: Director of Development

Location: SE Portland

Compensation: $71,000 - $75,000 / annual salary

 

At CCO We Take Care of Our People

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, and alternative care benefits for the employee.
  • 100% employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance.
  • Paid vacation, sick, personal and 12 paid holidays.
  • Retirement benefit with employer match and discretionary contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Catholic Charities of Oregon employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness government-sponsored education loan repayment program.
  • Full list of benefits can be found on Careers home page under Resources link. Please note these benefits are subject to change.

Our Culture:

We are proud of our healthy work culture at Catholic Charities of Oregon. We care for our employees so they can take care of others. Our approach includes everything from support for continued training and education to a strong focus on allowing each employee to own their job and become a thought leader in their area of service. Together, we work to make a concrete, hands-on difference in our community. 

Who We Are:

Catholic Charities of Oregon was named by the Portland Business Journal as the #2 Non-profit in their list of 2021 Most Admired Companies. Founded in 1933, Catholic Charites of Oregon is one of Oregon’s oldest nonprofit social service agencies whose mission is to assure that essential, life-saving services and supports are accessible to the most vulnerable Oregonians.  

Who You Are:

The Communications Director will represent Catholic Charities with external partners, including media, and will build the agency’s reputation and brand recognition to drive increased participation, partnerships, and revenue. This is a highly visible and collaborative role requiring the Director to have a strong understanding of Catholic Charities’ core mission and strategy, and where public relations and engagement activities drive key outcomes.

What You Will Work On:

  • Manage Catholic Charities’ brand and reputation via all communications strategies, including, but not limited, to annual fundraising gala, special appeals, targeted newsletters, and other fundraising activities.
  • Execute and maintain an effective communications and public relations strategy that builds on the strong brand of Catholic Charities.
  • Ensure that Catholic Charities is regularly and meaningfully featured on the external media platforms, including print, radio, TV, internet, and social media.

What You Bring:

Education, Certifications, and Licensure Requirements/Preferences

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, Public Relations or related field or equivalent worked and or lived experience.

Experience Requirements/Preferences

  • Must have seven to ten years’ experience in a marketing and communications leadership role, preferably for a social service or health care organization. 
  • Outstanding leadership skills with 2-3 years supervisory experience showing progression, required.
  • At least two years’ experience managing social service-related programs, including experience with staff supervision, program development, and budget management, required. 

VACCINATION POLICY

Catholic Charities of Oregon requires all employees to confirm they are fully vaccinated, or in the process of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Employees can submit the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) request for exception form for medical or religious accommodation. COVID-19 testing in lieu of being vaccinated or having an approved medical or religious exception is not an option.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/VETERANS/DISABLED

Catholic Charities of Oregon is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion across our agency.  Catholic Charities of Oregon recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, equal pay, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  Applicants and employees need not be Catholic. 

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EVENTS & DONOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF OREGON

Posted: August 30

Department: Development

Employment Type: Full Time (40hrs/wk.); Exempt        

Reports to: Director of Donor Relations

Location: SE Portland

Compensation: $50,000-$54,080/ annual salary

At CCO We Take Care of Our People

  • 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, and alternative care benefits for the employee.
  • 100% employer-paid long-term disability and life insurance.
  • Paid vacation, sick, personal and 12 paid holidays.
  • Retirement benefit with employer match and discretionary contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Catholic Charities of Oregon employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness government-sponsored education loan repayment program.
  • Full list of benefits can be found on Careers home page under Resources link. Please note these benefits are subject to change.

Our Culture:

We are proud of our healthy work culture at Catholic Charities of Oregon. We care for our employees so they can take care of others. Our approach includes everything from support for continued training and education to a strong focus on allowing each employee to own their job and become a thought leader in their area of service. Together, we work to make a concrete, hands-on difference in our community. 

Who We Are:

Catholic Charities of Oregon was named by the Portland Business Journal as the #2 Non-profit in their list of 2021 Most Admired Companies. Founded in 1933, Catholic Charites of Oregon is one of Oregon’s oldest nonprofit social service agencies whose mission is to assure that essential, life-saving services and supports are accessible to the most vulnerable Oregonians.   

Who You Are:

The Events and Donor Relations Specialist develops, organizes, and manages the fundraising and donor cultivation events for the Development team. These events are designed to educate the community about Catholic Charities’ mission and impact, encourage deeper involvement, and steward relationships to help the Agency secure the necessary funding to support our programs and mission. 

What You Will Work On:

  • Manage and oversee the successful execution of annual fundraising and donor cultivation events.
  • Collaborate with the CDO and Director of Donor Relations to conceptualize and plan meaningful and impactful donor events.
  • Coordinate communication among the Development team, CCO staff, and external vendors to maintain high level of quality in event promotion and execution, including venues, catering, and day-of logistics.
  • Cultivate mid-level donor relationships by updating, appreciating, and asking donors to deepen their financial partnership with Catholic Charities through phone, email, and USPS communication.

What You Bring:

Education, Certifications, and Licensure Requirements/Preferences

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent lived and/or worked experience required

Experience Requirements/Preferences

  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in event planning required and donor relations preferred.
  • Ability to effectively work with standard office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Teams, and PowerPoint
  • Working knowledge and/or previous experience using Salesforce

VACCINATION POLICY

Catholic Charities of Oregon requires all employees to confirm they are fully vaccinated, or in the process of receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Employees can submit the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) request for exception form for medical or religious accommodation. COVID-19 testing in lieu of being vaccinated or having an approved medical or religious exception is not an option. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/VETERANS/DISABLED

Catholic Charities of Oregon is dedicated to promoting diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion across our agency.  Catholic Charities of Oregon recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, equal pay, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  Applicants and employees need not be Catholic. 

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Gift Officer – Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Posted: August 22 Until Filled

Department: Development

Location: Portland, OR

$56,637 per year

Salary, Regular – Full-time

Eligible for health benefits, 403b retirement, vacation, sick, personal days, and holiday PTO

The Gift Officer is an integral part of the individual giving team by overseeing a mid-level donor portfolio of approximately 75-100 donors and prospects. They also assist the Development team in the planning of OMSI's annual Gala event and other fundraising events, as well as supporting proposal creation, donor communications, and participating in community events that advance OMSI's strategic initiatives.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Manages portfolio of current and prospective donors:
    • Prepares solicitation strategies and plans for meetings with individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects (~75-100 donors, ranging from $1k - $10k);
    • Uses a moves management approach to motivate donors and prospects to make annual and special project gifts to OMSI;
    • Works collaboratively across the museum to identify funding opportunities and coordinate mutually beneficial partnerships for events, exhibits, and programs;
    • Conducts regular prospect research, such as reviewing annual reports, utilizing OMSI's Salesforce CRM, and staying up to date on the Portland philanthropic landscape;
    • Participates in networking events to identify and steward potential donor opportunities.
  • Internal Stakeholder Collaboration:
    • Participates in the planning of OMSI's Gala, and other donor cultivation events, alongside the Development team;
    • Participates in the implementation of consistent donor messaging across all OMSI communication channels, and participates in the creation of an array of written and in-person communication for donors - Gala, Annual Appeal, Annual Report, proposals, collateral, and one-sheets;
    • Thoughtfully and efficiently gathers internal buy-in on narratives, budgets, and attachments, before proposal submissions;
    • Present funding trends/motivation in conversations with program staff to help guide resource development;
    • Monitors and coordinates post-award grants to ensure budgeting and administrative policies, procedures, and awarding organization requirements are followed.

Working Conditions

  • This position is regular full-time scheduled for 40 hours/week:
    • This position may occasionally require working on some weekends, holidays, and/or evenings;
    • This position requires occasional travel within and outside the Portland Metro area;
    • Requires working onsite at the museum location.
  • Physical Demands: 75% sitting, 20% standing, 5% lifting/carrying/pushing up to 20 lbs;
    • You must be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 or qualify for an accommodation under the ADA for medical or religious reasons;
  • Vision Demands include:
    • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches of less)
  • Environmental Demands include:
    • None
  • Noise Levels include:
    • Moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

Secondary Job Responsibilities

Provides additional support to the Development team. Secondary responsibilities include-but are not limited to-the following:

  • Attends OMSI events and provides on-site assistance at events as necessary.
  • Provides support in the end of year appeal and annual report as necessary;
  • Participates in department strategy setting.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Business Practices:
    • Ability to be resourceful, proactive, and adaptable in a professional work environment;
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills;
    • Ability to meet goals while balancing often overlapping and time-sensitive deadlines;
    • Excellent attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy;
    • Demonstrated ability to pivot between individual and team work;
    • Ability to model and support a positive team dynamic with paid and unpaid staff;
    • Ability to adhere to confidentiality, protocol, and community agreements;
    • Exercises sound judgment while upholding high integrity and ethical standards;
    • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and communication skills that adhere to confidentiality, protocol, and community agreements.
  • Development Expertise:
    • Working knowledge and understanding of the philanthropic community;
    • Professional communication and presentation skills, both written and oral for a public audience and for formal proposals/reports;
    • Ability to work with a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and/or database system;
    • Proficient with Google Suite and Microsoft Office, and the ability to effectively utilize spreadsheets and databases;
    • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques surrounding a prospect management/moves management program in a complex development operation.

PREFERENCES:

  • Developed knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion principles;
  • Ability in setting long-term, strategic, departmental fundraising plans;
  • Proficient or native fluency in a second language (non-English);
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or another database program.

 

Education & Work Experience

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1 year experience with fundraising, securing gifts, and/or closing sales leads;
  • Examples of effective and people-focused communication skills, with an emphasis communicating an organization's message and goals with various stakeholders;
  • Experience communicating with a range of audiences, with an emphasis on working with and commanding the respect of board members, senior staff, and/or other high level organizational staff;
  • Examples of successful project coordination/project management;
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and talents in professional work environments.

PREFERENCES:

  • Associate's degree;
  • Experience working in prospect research and/or donor relations and stewardship experience;
  • Experience working with a fundraising team;
  • Experience working with volunteers;
  • Experience working with board members.


Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background checks and reference checks.

PREFERENCES:

  • Valid Driver's License. 

To apply and see other openings at OMSI, go to https://omsi.applicantpool.com/jobs/