Director of Development and communications
Date posted: September 19, 2019
Organization:Cascade AIDS Project (CAP)
Cascade AIDS Project (CAP), the oldest and largest AIDS Service Organization (ASO) in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We support and empower all people living with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare. Learn more about us at http://www.cascadeaids.org/.
CAP is excited to announce that we are currently hiring an experienced Director of Development and Communications to lead the organization’s fundraising, marketing and communications activities.
The Director of Development & Communications leads and directs the work of CAP’s Development Department in a manner consistent with the agency’s strategic plan, mission, and budget. The position oversees the planning and implementation of agency fundraising strategies including individual donors, corporate sponsors, foundation grants and fundraising events. The Director of Development & Communications also oversees the maintenance of the agency brands, which includes the adherence to style guides for all logos, collateral development, web and social media as well as oversees the creation and dissemination of agency press releases. They employ a broad array of fundraising strategies to ensure a diverse funding base.
The Director works with the Development Committee of the CAP Board of Directors to help support and guide the implementation of a strategic development plan and is responsible for implementation of the plan and achievement of goals by the Development Department. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of development management experience working in a non-profit setting, with a proven track record in fundraising. CAP operates with a $11 million annual budget, of which approximately $2.4 million is raised from individuals, grants, corporations, businesses, and foundations.
This is a full-time 1.0 FTE position, which reports to the Chief Executive Officer. They directly supervise 5.0 FTE’s. Direct reports include: Institutional Giving Officer, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Development and Event Coordinator, Development Associate, and Volunteer Resources Coordinator. The person in this position is stationed in the CAP’s Davis St. office in downtown Portland but will travel throughout the seven-county service area for meetings and events. Evening and weekend work is required.
- 5+ years of professional experience in fundraising/development and management for non-profit organizations including experience forging relationships with donors, potential donors, representatives of foundations, and other organizations; with large public fundraising events; securing and maintaining sponsorships; and planned giving.
- Excellent written, verbal, and electronic communication skills
- Experience managing the creative process for collateral development for use in print and electronic media
- Experience working within the LGBTQ+ community
- Experience working under pressure while maintaining a positive and professional demeanor
- Experience managing a team responsible for carrying out complex functions, under pressure with absolute deadlines
- Successful track record establishing and maintaining media contacts that result in sponsorship, earned money and news coverage
- Successful experience working with ethnic, racial, sexual and economically diverse populations
- Skilled at prioritizing work projects, meeting deadlines
- Available to work evenings and weekends
- Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) preferred
- Provide agency leadership through full participation on the Executive Team, through involvement in agency-wide activities, and by acting as a role model for employees
- Provide guidance and oversight for all Development Department staff and encourage team development by actively involving staff in planning, decision making and resolving team conflicts
- Develop and manage an effective plan for the future direction of the Development Department
- Develop and maintain professional relationships with individuals, foundations, and businesses who support CAP’s mission
- Represent CAP at community events and meetings
DEPARTMENT DIRECTION AND OVERSIGHT
- In partnership with the Development Committee of the Board of Directors and the CEO, create a strategic development plan and establish annual targets and work plans for the development department in relation to each of the following fundraising strategies: major gifts, major events, individual direct giving, business sponsorship, foundation grants, third party events, charitable checkoff, in-kind solicitations, and planned giving
- Work with the CEO and Executive Management Team to develop marketing materials, secure media sponsorships, and create the CAP annual report
- Work approximately 15-20% of time on communications/public relations, including social media, websites, press releases, brand management, ad buys, use of logo, collateral development, earned media, and speech writing
- Work with the CEO and Board to build and maintain the agency’s Legacy Society (planned giving)
- Work with CAP’s Institutional Giving Officer to develop a schedule for submitting grant applications that includes key information on amount of requests, application deadlines, reporting requirements etc., and ensure that deadlines are met
- Work with the Director of Finance and Institutional Giving Officer to create grant revenue projections and oversee prospecting for new opportunities for grant submissions
- Direct and oversee the development of department and event budgets, monitor department budgets to identify necessary revisions and work with Director of Finance to ensure accuracy of modifications and compliance with Agency procedures
- Develop, implement and manage donor recognition and appreciation efforts for major donors based on levels of support
- Collaborate with CEO to identify new major donors, conduct outreach and create donor cultivation and stewardship strategies for individual donors; identify new corporate sponsorship opportunities for CAP’s main fundraising events and retain and further cultivate existing corporate relationships to maximize event sponsorships
- Collaborate with the CAP program / service teams to respond to speaking requests and assist in developing agency talking points for pertinent issues
DEPARTMENT / PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
- Perform administrative tasks associated with management of the department including approval of schedules and timesheets, leave requests, purchase and supply orders, reimbursements, and petty cash requests
- Develop a list of contractors for creative, print and web design as well as any other creative needs
- In consultation with the CEO and Human Resources, recruit, hire, evaluate, institute progressive disciplinary measures and as needed address other personnel issues related to employees of the department
- Makes staffing decisions and effectively delegates work appropriate to staff capabilities
- Consult with the Human Resources Administrator regarding staff feedback and professional development, including succession planning for the department.
- Coordinate the planning and implementation of department staff development and training
- Appropriately interpret and apply CAP policies and procedures
- Provide direct, constructive feedback to staff regarding job performance to encourage continued professional development and growth, and give appropriate recognition
EXECUTIVE LEVEL FUNCTIONS
- As a member of the agency’s Executive Management Team, recommend and help monitor performance in areas of finance, operations, human resources, information systems, collective bargaining, community affairs, and public policy
- Work with the Executive Management Team to prepare the annual agency-wide budget
- Actively promote and market the agency in the community and with other agencies. Attend Board of Directors meetings, major agency fundraisers, receptions and other functions as directed
- Other duties as assigned
Compensation: $90,000 annually, plus employer-paid health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability and life insurance; 401(k) retirement plan with generous employer matching contribution, 125C cafeteria savings plan; generous vacation and health leave benefits.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
To apply for this position, mail, email, fax, or deliver the following three documents:
1) a complete cover letter (attached as Word or pdf) that serves as an example of your writing and addresses how you meet all of the required qualifications specific to the position you are applying for, 2) your resume, and 3) a completed CAP Employment application (available at http://www.cascadeaids.org/about/careers/) to:
Cascade AIDS Project
Director of Development and Communications
520 NW Davis St., Suite 215
Portland, Oregon 97209
Or by email to:
Cascade AIDS Project is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
People of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals and people living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply
Assistant Vice President for Development
Date posted: September 4, 2019
Organization: OHSU Foundation
At OHSU, we know that it is not enough to practice medicine. We need to change it.
And in order to change it, we need to push the very edges of medicine. To ask the questions that nobody else is asking. To disrupt the status quo with bold ideas.
That is the OHSU way. And that is the work we support and advance at the OHSU and Doernbecher Foundations.
The OHSU Foundation (OHSUF) is one of the largest public university foundations in the Northwest, and exists to advance OHSU’s vital mission of creating a healthier world by igniting the power of philanthropy. OHSUF is a mission-driven organization, unrelentingly committed to both our donors and our employees. We work hard, collaborate with brilliant and passionate colleagues, and innovate to inspire transformational giving. At the heart of it all, we connect people’s passion with impact.
If you’re looking for a meaningful and rewarding career, this could be the perfect place for you!
The primary purpose of the position is to direct and lead the successful management and execution of the Foundation’s development programs. The Assistant Vice President for Development works closely with administrative officials and academic leaders at Oregon Health & Science University, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and partners with the OHSU Foundation’s Senior Vice President for Development & President to develop and implement approved fundraising activities that support the institution’s goals and mission. The Assistant Vice President oversees a fund development portfolio that includes major and principal gifts, planned gifts, and foundation grant-seeking programs. The Assistant Vice President reports directly to the Senior Vice President for Development. The Assistant Vice President is expected to be an active fundraiser who leads by example and provides exceptional support to her/his team while helping drive results in a positive, values-based culture that thrives on continuous improvement and collaboration.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
Percent of Time
Activities Supporting Major Responsibilities
Program and Fundraising Management
· Lead development unit in planning and implementing both short and long-term strategies
· Establish fundraising goals and develop the strategy and annual plans necessary to achieve goals
· Direct and facilitate strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major and principal gift prospects
· Serve as development liaison with OHSU deans, key university administrators, and physician leaders
· Supervise, coach and mentor departmental staff.
· Plan and establish clear performance objectives, share strategic direction and vision, and motivate the team to achieve aspirational goals
· Partner with the Donor Relations team to create stewardship plans that ensure a world-class philanthropic experience for donors to OHSU
Direct Fundraising Activity
· Personally manage a major and principal gift portfolio and provide fundraising leadership individually and as a member of a team
· Partner with Advancement Services team to ensure proper pipeline development and help ensure the success of the fundraising metrics program
· Staff the OHSUF Board and campaign committee as appropriate
· Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, skills and abilities required (unless preferred is noted):
- Documented fundraising experience in a research environment or academic medical center with the ability to cultivate and close gifts of $1M or more.
- Ability to display inspirational fundraising leadership and personal interest in commitment to the work of the advancement of medical research.
- Compassionate and culturally-responsive; maintains an ability to work well with diverse internal and external audiences.
- Committed to the broadest and most inclusive definition of diversity of people, process and thought in the creation and cultivation of a positive, healthy, and engaging work environment.
- Possesses strong interpersonal, speaking, listening, and writing skills.
- Functions effectively in a large, complex work environment with many competing demands.
- Strong degree of accountability, decision-making and ownership of programs, projects, and outcomes.
- Effectively supervises and coaches a dynamic department to high performance.
Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree, and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Minimum ten years’ experience in successful fund development, preferably in a health care or higher education setting
- Demonstrable track record of accomplishment in procuring large gifts for an organization
- Prior staff supervisory experience
- Fast-paced office environment with frequent interruptions of work flow
- Occasional hours outside of normal work hours for meetings or programs
- Local and regional travel required.
Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
SCOPE OF POSITION
Decision Making & Influencing:
- Establish timelines and priorities of annual fundraising goals
- Establishment of annual campaign and fundraising budget
- Oversight of development staff selection, retention, performance evaluation, training and discipline issues
- Develop ways to ensure strong teamwork among all development staff to promote the sharing of expertise and resources
Decisions Referred to Another:
- Significant (high dollar or high political impact) decision not clarified by OHSUF policy referred to OHSUF President
- Decisions which need to be made by Board of Trustees (per ORS Regs, OHSUF Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws)
- Overall corporate policies by which OHSUF operates and from which leads to the corporate culture
Quantitative information which measure this job or indicates work volume:
- Meet and execute goals, objectives and strategies as identified in annual and long-range plans
- Various local, regional and national individuals, foundations and business prospects
- University administrators and employees
This job description is not a contract of employment and employment is not guaranteed for any particular length of time and the content of this job description can be changed by Oregon Health & Science University Foundation at any time. Employees are responsible for reviewing and performing the key responsibilities in the most current version posted on the Bridge as well as other duties as assigned by management. Employees are also responsible for notifying management or human resources of any accommodations he/she needs to perform the duties outlined in this job description.
WORKING FOR US
Here are just a few of the things that make the OHSU Foundation an exceptional place to work:
- Our work has impact - Our fundraising fuels research in cancer, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s (amongst other things), and helps support one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals.
- We’re inclusive – We believe that diversity and equity are imperative to our success. From employee resource groups to bias and harassment trainings to a partnership with De La Salle North to a leadership team that is 70% female, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture where all employees are empowered to do great work—and where the best decisions are made because they’re informed by multiple, diverse perspectives.
- We have amazing benefits – Beyond excellent medical, dental, vision, and paid family leave benefits, we also have a generous pension plan. Yes, we said pension plan.
- We believe in work/life balance – We offer substantial PTO and paid family leave, as well as 10 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and volunteer time off. Plus, we close early on Fridays during the summer.
- We support employee growth – Each employee has an annual allotment of professional development and tuition reimbursement dollars, as well as full access to LinkedIn Learning.
- We have fun – Think ice cream socials, ugly sweater competitions, chair massages, puppy “snuggle express” sessions, and bagel Fridays.
If this sounds like your kind of place, apply today!