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associate DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Portland State University Foundation

Date posted: October 20, 2021

At the PSU Foundation, we believe in the power of higher education to transform lives. We are a mission-driven organization focused on advancing Portland State University through relationships, community connections and philanthropy. As part of our team, you’ll join a group of passionate, committed and engaged individuals working to empower students, faculty and the communities we serve. Join us.

The Opportunity:

The Associate Director of Development for the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science is a front-line fundraiser for the college. This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing special and major gifts, planned gifts, corporate gifts and sponsorships and foundation grants.

 

The Associate Director reports to the Senior Director of Development for the Maseeh College, and provides support for their work around major and principal gifts. The Associate Director of Development will work collaboratively with the Foundation’s fundraising programs and partners including Annual Giving, Planned Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Alumni Association, and the Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships. 

 

Essential Duties:

  • Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase giving from individuals, corporations, and foundations that match the prospects’ interests with the University’s priorities
  • Successfully close five- and six-figure gifts
  • Identify and qualify new prospects through discovery visits
  • Write, edit, and participate in the development of case statements and proposals
  • Work collaboratively with the University’s fundraising programs and partners including Annual Giving, Planned Giving, Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Alumni Association, and the Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships
  • Work with the Prospect Management and Research team to identify new prospects; comply with the moves management system; and achieve required metrics
  • Participate in the planning and execution of fundraising and stewardship events including campus visits
  • Represent Portland State at university and community events
  • Collaborate with the Senior Director of Development for MCECS to create and execute the annual plan to achieve fundraising goals for the colleges
  • Serve as a liaison to the Annual Giving team on MCECS Annual Giving initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with the MCECS development team, unit faculty, dean, and other administrators in planning and implementing solicitation strategies that are most beneficial to the advancement of MCECS priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Education & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • A minimum of four years of relevant fundraising experience including proven success in securing six-figure gifts and grants.
  • Extensive experience in prospect cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Excellent analytical, computer and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing proposals and stewardship reports for donors.
  • Able to travel and work evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency is a must including experience using MS office applications, Google mail, Google Docs and fundraising software.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree.
  • CFRE Certification.
  • Fundraising experience higher education, particularly a large, public university, or a comparably complex organization.
  • Familiarity with donor databases.
  • Experience with campaign fundraising.

Characteristics and Cultural Competencies:

  • Results-oriented professional who can set, pursue and achieve fundraising goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and duties simultaneously, while paying careful attention to details and meeting deadlines.
  • Service-oriented and able to build productive professional relationships.
  • A high degree of integrity and loyalty.
  • A strong affinity for the mission of higher education.
  • Excellent analytical, computer, and written communication skills.
  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Is committed to these core values that guide our ethical, professional approach to our work: collaboration, integrity, transparency, empowerment, donor-centric.

 

Other Essential Information:

  • Department: Development, MCECS
  • Work Days/Hours: Full-time
  • Benefits Eligible. For a full list of our awesome offered benefits, please visit: https://www.psuf.org/careers
  • Compensation: $57,382 - $74,597 (depending on experience)

 

PSU Foundation an EEO employer. To learn more about the foundation, our strategic direction and our financial impacts, please visit: https://www.psuf.org/about-psu-foundation

Ready to apply? We are looking forward to hearing from you! Please visit: www.psuf.org/careers to apply.

At PSU Foundation, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement




Manager of Philanthropy

Date posted: October 1, 2021

Organization Description:

The Contingent is a 501 (c) (3) venture non-profit focused on sparking and holding initiatives to empower leaders and mobilize community for the common good. Since our inception we have centered the perspectives, skills and needs of people of color and low-income Oregonians to challenge the status quo and transform our communities: from the four corners of the block to the four corners of Oregon. We ask hard questions. We take risks. And we link arms with our neighbors, including business partners, faith communities, and government agencies.

The position detailed supports The Contingent’s initiatives, including Every Child (www.everychildoregon.org), Emerging Leaders (www.emergingleaderspdx.org), Know Me Now (www.knowmenow.org), and SINE (www.sine.org). 

From mentoring to mobilizing volunteers to restructuring systems that work for some at the cost of others, we prioritize uplifting and empowering leaders to transform their communities. For more information about the initiatives of The Contingent, please visit www.thecontingent.org

Opportunity Summary:

The Contingent is making a robust investment in our advancement and donor engagement team. The Manager of Philanthropy is a new role that will be integral in the development and implementation of new processes including, but not limited to, leading annual, capital and planned giving efforts as well as identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding new and current major gift donor prospects ensuring donor and revenue goals are met. This leader will have an active role in all aspects of fundraising events, communication strategy, and donor management software implementation and will work closely with the marketing and programmatic teams. The Manager of Philanthropy will supervise the Donor Care Specialist and report to and work closely with The Contingent’s Executive Leadership Team and related staff to build a culture of philanthropy and generosity and develop a pipeline of major gift and corporate donors as well as create and maintain strong relationships with foundations. 

In addition to managing their own portfolio of major gift donors, the Manager of Philanthropy will oversee all funding sources, as well as hold the Executive Leadership Team and Initiative Directors accountable for stewarding their own portfolios.

The Contingent is searching for a proven, relationally-minded Manager of Philanthropy that would help to create and be responsible for implementing The Contingent’s fundraising vision—to invite partners into the compelling stories and the programs that enhance those communities. The Contingent’s fundraising philosophy is centered on a relational, team oriented not transactional approach to development, with the goal of building deep, meaningful, and life-long financial partnerships.

In conjunction with the Executive Leadership Team, the Manager of Philanthropy will be responsible for The Contingent’s development and communication efforts and ensure alignment with The Contingent’s overall vision and core beliefs.  Ultimately, the Manager of Philanthropy is responsible for executing sophisticated and innovative strategies that lead The Contingent towards financial sustainability and a growing, dynamic brand presence. 

The ideal candidate for this position sees donor development as an extension of The Contingent’s commitment to practice radical hospitality. They are a pro-active strategist; someone who takes initiative, a relationship and team builder, delights in creative process development, and equipping others with the tools they need to lead out of their strengths. 

Personifying our hopeful, collaborative, generous, and determined core values, this role will think out-of-the-box to provide meaningful connections to all supporters. This role will lead the way to provide the resources and funds to meet The Contingent’s mission and goals for years to come. 

The ideal Manager of Philanthropy candidate will be a: 

Relationship Builder. The Manager of Philanthropy has a history of building relationships. They know how to initiate, care for, build and follow up on relationships that provide the foundation for impactful fundraising work.

Proven Leader and Team Builder.  The Manager of Philanthropy must be able to successfully “lead leaders.” This requires an individual with a tried and tested philosophy on leadership, as well as an innate ability to identify and develop the unique gifts, skills, and passions of others and to coach them towards growth and success.

Driver. The Manager of Philanthropy has a proven track record of accomplishing tasks. They are able to define and determine priorities in real time and keep the workflow going to meet the goals of development. 

Strategic Thinker. The Manager of Philanthropy should also possess strategic abilities and experience, including the ability to design strategic vision and the ability to leverage data and other resources to identify opportunities, challenges and vulnerabilities that implicate organizational goals. 

Strong Communicator. The Manager of Philanthropy will grow into an important external face of The Contingent and must be a compelling communicator and have demonstrated high-touch relationship building experience.

Person Rooted in Equity and Justice. The Manager of Philanthropy is ultimately responsible for ensuring that The Contingent’s work is shared in a compelling way that honors the dignity and story of all involved and invites partners into a deeper understanding of justice, equity, and their collaborative role in the betterment of a community. This requires that the Manager of Philanthropy has a heart towards racial justice and a humble desire to engage financial partners in a way that is restorative and equitable.  

This leader recognizes the importance of providing donors what they need to see themselves as full partners and investors in mobilizing community and empowering leaders. They are passionate about getting to know the story behind the story.

Breakdown of Job Responsibilities:

  • 20% Oversee major gift strategy (accountability and support to Executive Team and Initiative Directors cultivating major gifts)                                                                        
  • 20% Manage their portfolio
  • 15% Supervise Donor Care Specialist and donor communications
  • 20% Oversee additional sources of revenue (Foundations, Corporations)
  • 15% Strategic Development Planning and Evaluation
  • 10% Administrative Duties as Assigned (Database management, Reporting, tc.): 10%

Position Requirements:

  • A self-starter who seeks and seizes opportunities
  • A successful track record of securing major gifts of $25,000 or more is required
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop, and maintain relationships
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive responsible fundraising experience with a proven ability to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts in a large, complex, multi-divisional nonprofit organization
  • Planned giving experience preferred
  • Strong experience working with public and private sector funding sources

Personal Qualifications:

  • Ability to articulate a position on the importance of the faith community engaging vulnerable children, youth, and families
  • Commitment to the mission of The Contingent, including its initiatives: Every Child, Know Me Now, Emerging Leaders, and SINE
  • Deep commitment to increasing the diversity of leadership around the state of Oregon
  • Deep commitment to serving under-represented kids, youth, and families and those in government who work with them
  • Relates well and works effectively with diverse groups of stakeholders who represent the range of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds throughout Oregon

Employment Terms, Accountability, and Compensation:

  • Competitive salary, commensurate with prior experience
  • Comprehensive benefits including premium medical and dental insurance (covered fully for employee), generous paid holiday, vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave, flexible work environment
  • Full-time position
  • Legally able to work in the United States
  • Work with local and state-wide team of other passionate professionals committed to improving outcomes for children, youth, and families

Anticipated Start Date:

October 2021

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit a letter of interest and a resume that includes name, positions, email addresses and phone numbers of three references that may be contacted. Screening of applicant materials will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Application materials should be emailed to hiring@thecontingent.org

All employment at The Contingent is “at will” and may be terminated by either the employee or the employer at any time for any reason, with or without cause, with or without prior notice or warning. Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles of The Contingent. Upon hire, the employee agrees to undergo a 90-day probationary period, which provides additional structure, scheduled check in meetings and opportunities to receive and give feedback to and from the employer. 



DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, CENTRAL

Portland State University Foundation

Date posted: September 20, 2021

At the PSU Foundation, we believe in the power of higher education to transform lives. We are a mission-driven organization focused on advancing Portland State University through relationships, community connections and philanthropy. As part of our team, you’ll join a group of passionate, committed and engaged individuals working to empower students, faculty and the communities we serve. Join us.

The Opportunity:

The PSU Foundation is currently searching for a creative, thoughtful and detail-oriented Director of Development, Central to join our team of highly talented individuals who work together to advance the mission of higher education. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Director of Development is a frontline fundraiser and the primary relationship manager for a select portfolio of current and prospective donors, with the goal of soliciting major gifts of $50,000 or more. The Director will manage their portfolio through all phases of the development process with a primary emphasis on increased giving in centrally-managed schools and colleges as well as other institutional priorities.

The Director of Development will work collaboratively with central Foundation staff, unit-based development staff, faculty and leaders in planning and implementing solicitation strategies that are most beneficial to the advancement of PSU as a whole. The director will also have responsibilities related to development program administration in centrally-managed units, including: annual and strategic development planning; individual foundation and corporate engagement; donor stewardship and recognition; external communications; philanthropic scholarships; fellowships, prizes, and other funds; annual fund appeals; events; and other related administrative functions.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Meet annual metrics and fundraising goals in support of Foundation fundraising priorities.
  • Manage a robust portfolio of prospects through all phases of the development process including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; initiate, design, and execute strategies for assigned prospects based on capacity for support, existing relationships with PSU, and alignment with University priorities.
  • Serve as a strategic partner to deans and academic leaders with respect to advisory groups as a source of philanthropic advice and direct support.
  • Write, edit, or assist faculty in developing proposals for individual, corporate, and foundation support.
  • Devise and manage packaged solicitations to coordinate multiple University interests in the same prospect.
  • Identify and qualify new prospects through research, networking and discovery visits.
  • Participate in planning and executing fundraising and stewardship events, including site visits.
  • Represent Portland State at university and community events and professional association information sessions.
  • Work with deans and others to recruit, organize, and motivate volunteers capable of making major gifts and connecting the University with others who can make such gifts.
  • Utilize fundraising database and reporting to document, track and analyze donor and prospect information; inform fundraising and communication strategies; and, ensure information on file is accurate, comprehensive and correctly reflects donor intent.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant fundraising experience including proven success in securing major ($50K+) and principal gifts ($1M+).
  • Extensive experience in prospect cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Evidence of successful performance in a highly collaborative, team-oriented organization.
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven experience in writing proposals and stewardship reports for donors.
  • Able to travel and work evenings and weekends, as needed.
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency is a must including experience using MS office applications, Google Docs, and other relevant software.
  • Reliable, regular, and predictable attendance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree and CFRE Certification.
  • Fundraising experience in higher education, particularly a large, public university, or a comparably complex organization.
  • Familiarity with donor databases.
  • Knowledge of Portland’s donor community.
  • Experience with campaign fundraising.

Characteristics and Cultural Competencies:

  • Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates differences.
  • Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.
  • Is committed to these core values that guide our ethical, professional approach to our work: collaboration, integrity, transparency, empowerment, donor-centric.

Other Essential Information:

  • Department: Development, Central
  • Work Days/Hours: Full-time
  • Benefits Eligible. For a full list of our awesome offered benefits, please visit: https://www.psuf.org/careers
  • Pay Grade Level: ($75,888 to $98,655 depending on experience)

PSU Foundation an EEO employer. To learn more about the foundation, our strategic direction and our financial impacts, please visit: https://www.psuf.org/about-psu-foundation

Ready to apply? We are looking forward to hearing from you! Please visit: www.psuf.org/careers to apply.

At PSU Foundation, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.