director of advancement services
Date posted: February, 9, 2021
The University Advancement (UA) division at Linfield University (LU) is seeking an experienced, self-starting, service-oriented professional to join the UA team as the Senior Director of Advancement Services. The Senior Director of Advancement Services provides key leadership for efficient and effective support services within University Advancement. The Senior Director serves as a visible leader-manager in evaluating operations, analyzing data and information, and recommending solutions to help achieve strategic division and institutional goals. Supervising five members of the Advancement Services team (Donor Relations and Stewardship Officer, Administrative Assistant, Gift Processor, Director of Prospect Development & Strategy, and Database Administrator), the Senior Director works collaboratively with colleagues in University Advancement, other University offices, and vendors. The Senior Director will be integral to operationalizing the support systems and processes necessary for a successful comprehensive campaign, soon to begin its public phase. Review of applications will begin immediately and will close on March 2, 2021.
About Linfield University
Linfield University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive university that combines a strong emphasis on the liberal arts with a commitment to professional and interdisciplinary programs. Linfield offers high quality academic programs and emphasizes strong support for individual students with a favorable student-faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University is historically affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. and is committed to the principles of academic and religious freedom. Linfield is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The McMinnville, Oregon campus includes 79 buildings on 189 acres. A second campus, home to the School of Nursing, is located in northeast Portland. The Portland, Oregon campus includes 11 buildings on 20 acres. A third program, Linfield University Online and Continuing Education, offers students the opportunity to pursue coursework, degrees, and certificates online. Enrollment totals more than 1,900 with students coming from 24 states and 23 countries. Linfield is ranked 1st among liberal arts colleges in the Pacific Northwest for ethnic diversity of students according to the 2018 US News & World Report. Linfield offers a generous comprehensive benefit plan, which includes healthcare, retirement plan, life insurance, and short/long term disability. PLUS 28 PTO days per year, 7 paid holidays, and Winter Break. Another amazing and valuable benefit for employees, as well as their spouses and dependents, is tuition remission. Additional perks include 20% merchandise & clothing discount at our Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and access to Microsoft Office 365 on your personal devices.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Strategic oversight and maximization of technological tools used within University Advancement. Such tools currently include: Raiser’s Edge NXT, Fundraiser Performance Management, ResearchPoint, Email Networks, Cybersource (online gift processing), GiveCampus (for Giving Day and crowdfunding initiatives) and Guided Fundraising (for phonathon and engagement programs).
- Design, execute and maintain customized database reports, lists and queries to support the Office of University Advancement’s operations and fulfill requests for information from other institutional departments.
- Analyze policies, processes, and systems related to solicitation, stewardship, and other University Advancement functions to ensure compliance with industry best practice, and lead change in areas where such alignment is lacking.
- Lead development and maintenance of procedure and training documents, and develop and lead training for members of University Advancement as needed.
- Ensure adherence to university’s gift acceptance policy, IRS gift policies, acknowledgement data requirements, PCI compliance, and CASE Campaign Reporting standards for gift acceptance and reporting.
- Assist Vice President for University Advancement with preparation of reports and other documents for Board of Trustees and University Advancement Committee of the Board.
- Oversee processes for donor stewardship, including regular endowed fund reporting, giving societies, and other forms of donor recognition.
- Coach and manage members of the Advancement Services team, establishing annual goals and transparent process for measuring progress toward them.
- Develop and manage annual budget for Advancement Services.
- Analyze current and emerging trends in Advancement Services and provide strategic approaches to improve the university’s current and future advancement activities.
- Ensure high degree of data integrity within all data systems used by University Advancement.
- Lead efforts to develop analytical models to inform resource use in engaging members of the university’s various constituency groups.
- Maintain, in collaboration with others, the various University Advancement pages on the Linfield website.
- Ensure back-up provisions exist for key tasks within Advancement Services; i.e. gift processing, NCOA updates, etc.
- Provide regular reports to demonstrate progress toward established goals.
- Perform other duties as assigned, including following all University policies and procedures.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- Previous experience in higher education preferred.
- Three to five years of relevant experience, including supervision and leadership, with experience in advancement or development preferred.
- Broad understanding of database management and security, gift processing, prospect research, prospect management, stewardship practices and data analytics.
- Ability to deliver results within the established timeframes while managing multiple priorities.
- Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to collaborate as a member of a strong, goal-directed team.
- Superior organizational skills.
- High level of proficiency with relational databases (preferably The Raiser’s Edge), Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other software.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Work is performed in an office environment and is sedentary in nature. Must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations. Constant seeing, hearing, sitting and talking. Frequent repetitive motion of wrists, hand, and fingers, walking, climbing stairs, and standing.
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will close on Tuesday March 2, 2021. To apply, please complete the online application process and attach the following documents:
We Value Diversity: Linfield University is actively engaged in promoting, advancing, and confirming our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that a diverse and vibrant Linfield contributes to academic excellence and critical thinking. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. All candidates are encouraged to address how their professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship, and/or service will build on our diversity and inclusion efforts.
development & communications director
Date posted: February 5, 2021
Organization: The Children's Book Bank
For children in poverty, one of the biggest obstacles to literacy development is the scarcity of books in the home. The Children’s Book Bank fills children's homes and lives with quality books, giving at-risk kids the chance to develop the literacy skills they need to become future readers, learners, and citizens.
The Development & Communications Director creates, implements, and directs a comprehensive development and communications program, including individual, corporate and foundation support, with a focus on retaining and increasing the organization’s overall philanthropic and community support. The Development & Communications Director oversees public relations and community engagement. This strategically important position ensures the sustainability of The Children’s Book Bank while it expands its services and provides books through its community of partner organizations serving households with few reading resources. This role needs an experienced professional with proven solicitation experience and relationship building skills. As an energetic, creative, and inspiring front-line leader of the development team, this position requires a considerable amount of time spent building relationships outside the office with existing donors, volunteers and new prospects. The position requires creative leadership and new thinking to build the organizations philanthropic portfolio. This position reports to the Executive Director and is a full-time, exempt position.
- Develop and implement well-rounded individual donor program and corporate giving program (including major gifts, annual fund, monthly donors, etc.) to sustain and increase the organizations philanthropic support
- Develop and execute strategy for reaching and engaging prospective new donors
- Personally cultivate, solicit, steward and monitor a portfolio of donors and prospects
- Support Board members and Executive Director in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts
- Motivate, train, and support Board members, volunteers and staff in creating a culture of donor acquisition and stewardship in order to build a broader, more varied, and more diverse individual donor base
- Oversee the annual fundraising event to ensure exceptional donor experience and participation
- Seek out grant opportunities; delegate or write grants; and track and report grant status
- Other fundraising duties as required
- Develop key messaging for fundraising and community engagement including the annual appeal, giving circles, online campaigns, tweets, brochures, flyers and other promotional materials
- Identify and develop relationships with media personnel, community partners and agencies to promote The Children’s Book Bank’s services programming and events
- Serve as a media contact as needed
- Other communication duties as required
- Supervise the Communications & Development Associate
- Coordinate third party vendors and independent contractors including grant writer, event planner and software vendors
- Participate in the development of the annual organizational budget
- Create and monitor an annual written development plan to guide fundraising in support of the approved budget
- Measure and report on development and communications activities
- Other administrative duties as required
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
- Minimum of five years of progressive experience in prospecting, cultivating and managing relationships with nonprofit donors to meeting fundraising goals
- Proven communication skills including experience in writing/designing direct mail appeals, grants, e-appeals, website content and social media communications
- Experience supporting an Executive Director and Board in developing a donor portfolio and “managing up” to ensure the completion of related tasks
- Success in writing and submitting grants
- Thorough knowledge of nonprofit organization operations, including demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage organizational systems and processes
- Demonstrated success in closing individual gifts
- Experience overseeing and implementing annual giving campaigns
- Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for multiple projects and complete them on time with limited supervision
- Superior written, computer, presentation, and social media communication skills
- Working knowledge of Salesforce or other constituent relationship management software
- Proven ability to implement new initiatives that significantly increase revenue from current donors and inspire new donors
- Has mission-driven desire for organization to have the highest level of positive impact for children served by our program
- Demonstrates awareness, attitudes, knowledge and skills that foster a climate of equity and inclusion
- Possesses outgoing and friendly personality and ability to initiate and enjoy direct communication with donors and potential donors
- Displays presence and confidence to gain credibility and respect of staff, Board and potential donors
- Is self-motivated and disciplined to set and achieve goals and can work independently, but will ask for direction or support as needed
- Innovative thinker with discernable capability for transforming strategic thinking into action plans and results
- Is helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented
- Builds strong working relationships and contributes to a positive work environment
- Salary: $60,000 - $75,000 depending upon experience
- 15 days of PTO
- 8 named holidays and 2 floating holidays
- Contribution to a Qualified Small Employee Health Reimbursement Arrangement
- Access to Oregon Saves
- 12 hours paid volunteer time off each year
THE CHILDREN’S BOOK BANK
Help break the cycle of poverty by addressing one of the most important factors affecting children’s literacy and early development – the availability of books at home. The Children’s Book Bank serves to be a place where anyone can make a difference. Enjoy a work environment that is welcoming and accessible and that values creativity, collaboration, staff input, collegiality, and autonomy. The Children’s Book Bank is ADA-accessible with single-stall bathrooms, offers the option of a standing desk and is accessible by TriMet. At The Children’s Book Bank, every staff member is an integral member of the team.
The Children’s Book Bank is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.
To apply, submit the following to the Hiring Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter addressing your interest in the position and how you are the best candidate to fill the role
Review of applications will begin February 12, 2021. Open until filled.
senior development officer
Date posted: January 27, 2021
Organization:Mosaic Medical - Bend, OR
Mosaic Medical prides itself on being an innovative health system that pioneers unique and creative ways to provide and improve patient access to health care. Since our founding in 2002 we have proudly served insured and uninsured patients regardless of age, ethnicity, or income.
We focus on a holistic approach to patient care by incorporating behavioral health, pharmacy, and nutrition support to serve patients in the most meaningful way. At Mosaic Medical, you will work with incredibly dedicated and mission-centered peers and be part of a dynamic team based environment.
Mosaic Medical offers more than just a job, it is a lifestyle. A lifestyle of serving others. A lifestyle of being an integral part of your community. A lifestyle that offers work/life balance. A lifestyle of enjoying the outdoors! Central Oregon offers over 300 days of sunshine a year, so enjoy a PTO day on the mountain, biking/hiking trails, or the river! A lifestyle that improves lives, including yours. Of course, we also offer a great benefit package!
This position leads efforts to raise funds from individual and corporate donors to support the work of Mosaic Medical with particular focus on major donors. The Senior Development Officer will implement a variety of fundraising programs including major gifts, planned giving and capital campaigns. The individual in this role will also work with the Communications and Development team to ensure the success of Mosaic’s wider fundraising activities and general organizational communications.
- Develop and implement individual and corporate fundraising strategies in partnership with other members of Development team and wider organizational leadership team.
- Help lead the strategy development, planning and execution of capital campaigns.
- Research individual and corporate donor leads to expand donor prospects.
Skills & Knowledge
- Excellent research and oral/written communication skills
- Exemplary interpersonal and relationship-building skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Knowledge of best practices for major donor development
- Knowledge of planned giving opportunities and an ability to talk with donors about estate and gift plans
- Experience working with senior leaders and volunteers to collaboratively achieve fundraising goals
- Proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives
- Knowledge of development best practices and the ability to apply them in innovative ways
- Knowledge of and comfort using Raiser’s Edge database
- An articulated belief in the mission of Mosaic Medical
- Demonstrated personal solicitation success
Go to https://www.mosaicmedical.org/careers.shtml to apply today!