assistant Director of Development
CASA for children
Date posted: July 12, 2021
Who We Are:
Our Vision: To advocate for a child in the foster care system who has been abused or neglected and to get them into a permanent home safely, quickly and effectively.
Our Mission: We advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the court. We dedicate our resources to recruiting, training, and supporting citizen volunteers in order to provide quality advocacy to as many children as we can.
CASA for Children (CASA) supports more than 500 volunteer court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) who serve and advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected and abandoned children under the protection of the Juvenile Dependency Court. This year over 1,100 children will benefit from their tireless and tenacious work.
We need people who are responsive to and understand the culture of poverty, who have lived or professional experience partnering with communities of color, and who understand and are skilled in working with families and youth who are Black/African American, Latinx, Asian, Native American and/or LGBTQ+.
Where You Will Work:
The CASA office located inside the Juvenile Justice Center
1401 NE 68th Ave., Portland, OR 97213
Currently the position is fully remote with the exception of onboarding and orientation. Starting in September our team will be returning to the office, but there will be the possibility of some on-going remote work for this position.
Who You Will Report To:
Director of Development & Communications
Full time, Exempt (salaried) Employee
The Assistant Director of Development will directly manage the Development Coordinator, as well as provide key support and assistance to the Director of Development & Communications. The Assistant Director is responsible for developing and overseeing implementation of protocol and best practices for Raiser’s Edge and other supporting Development databases. Key aspects of the Assistant Director’s work include: identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors in the 4 figure and under $ range, as well as managing 1) the YE Appeal, 2) oversight of fundraising events, and 3) the Ambassador Board.
In addition to the responsibilities outlined, the Assistant Director may be asked to perform other duties as requested by the Executive Director or Director of Development & Communications.
- Act as department lead for fundraising events, including managing event partners and/or consultants responsible for the day to day work of planning the events
- Assist Director of Development & Communications with developing strategy for fundraising events in the changing fundraising events landscape
- Create strategy for and manage the YE Appeal
- Personally solicit individual gifts $10k and under
- Research, write and submit grant applications for $10k and under requests
- Oversee and manage gift acknowledgement process
- Develop and oversee implementation of annual development calendar by objective/campaign
- Manage CASA Ambassador Board. Assist this board in strategy for governance and fundraising initiatives
- Assist with sponsorship asks related to special events
- Manage Development Coordinator
- Prepare and assist with foundation reports, proposals, and presentation material
- Work to achieve an annual budgeted fundraising goal with a personal portfolio goal developed each fiscal year with strategy input from: 1) Director of Development & Communications, 2) Executive Director and 3) Finance Director
Qualifications You Will Need:
- 5+ years of direct solicitation, forward facing development officer experience in a non-profit organization (ideally in a previous Assistant Director of Development role, though not a requirement)
- Previous success in individually soliciting gifts in at least the 4 figure $ range
- Ideally will have managed YE or other appeals previously
- Previous supervisory or management experience of at least one colleague or more
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills with the ability to successfully work with individuals with diverse backgrounds
- Ability to organize time effectively, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and manage a large number of tasks while maintaining strong attention to details
- Strategic mindset and commitment to help the Director of Development & Communications continue to further the focus of the department away from events fundraising to a donor-centric revenue model
- Solutions driven with an ability to anticipate potential problems in advance
- Entrepreneurial in nature: creative, self-starting and oriented toward action and results
- Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with others on a wide array of projects
- Coordination and project management skills, preferably with a non-profit organization
- High competency in database management. Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Greater Giving and similar databases preferred
- Strongly Proficient in MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Commitment to professional ethics in working with highly confidential, sensitive information
- A commitment to advancing and modeling diversity, equity and inclusion, including helping to nurture a respectful and supportive work environment
Qualities We Are Looking For:
- Team player
- Critical Thinker
- Lifelong Learner
Other Things You Will Need:
- Successfully complete criminal justice and DHS abuse registry background checks. (Note: CASA checks the criminal background of potential volunteers and employees in an effort to create a safe environment for staff, volunteer advocates and for the children we serve. Having a criminal record may not be an automatic disqualifier. CASA evaluates the results of each background check on a case-by-case basis for context and relevance to this job.)
- Proof of U.S. residency
- Complete CASA’s“Knowing Who You Are” training in your first six months of employment
Your Salary and Compensation:
Starting range for this position is $62,000 - $65,000 depending on experience (based on 2080 full time hours). Compensation includes a benefits package with medical (including mental health coverage), employee assistance program, dental, and disability insurance, retirement plan, and a generous paid time off and holiday schedule to support work/life balance.
How You Can Apply:
Send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org noting Assistant Director of Development. Writing sample should be the narrative of a short grant application you have previously submitted. Please let us know where you heard of the opening so we can gauge the success of our outreach efforts. Applications are reviewed as received, so apply early for the greatest consideration. The close date is July 25, 2021 but if we find qualified people, a candidate pool could be chosen sooner. We prefer not to receive phone inquiries.
Director of Development
These numbers have faces
Date posted: June 24, 2021
We are a small, Portland-based nonprofit working with university students in Rwanda. Our mission is to educate and equip Africa’s brightest young leaders, empowering them to cultivate thriving communities. Educate: We provide access to a university education for very bright students from poor, rural, and post-conflict communities who would otherwise not have the opportunity to make their dream of a university education a reality. Equip: We facilitate monthly Leadership Development Workshops to equip our students with the professional skills necessary for success in the world of work. Empower: All of our students are asked to create and give at least 50 hours per academic year to implement a Community Impact project that will make a transformational difference in their communities.
POSITION PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We believe fundraising is more than a transactional process. Our board, donors, staff, and program participants are partners in accomplishing a vital mission of community transformation in Africa.
The Director of Development reports to and works closely with the Executive Director, as well as working closely with the Development Associate. This person has overall responsibility for:
- Fundraising Strategy and Implementation
- Donor Stewardship
- Fundraising Administration
- Database Coordination and Gift Processing
- Impact Circles and Annual Fund
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
- Demonstrated ability in conducting major financing activities, strategic partnerships, and personal relationships
- Demonstrated ability to cultivate, recruit, and manage relationships at the $1,000+ level
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
- The ability to set objectives, lead, motivate and facilitate staff and volunteers
- Excellent relationship skills; initiative and ability to work with minimal supervision and to handle multiple, simultaneous activities and priorities
- Proficiency using Office Suite and Google Suite, as well as familiarity with or willingness to learn SalesForce, Word Press, Canva, and Campaign Monitor
- 3-5 years’ success in fund development, preferably in a global non-profit organization
- A four-year college degree. MA/MPA is desired but not required
- Excitement for These Numbers Have Faces and a deep desire to see young people empowered in Africa
Application review will begin on July 5 and continue until the position is filled.
As soon as possible.
For more information and the full position description, please contact Jim Pressnell, Executive Director, as 503.985.2194 or email@example.com
Director of Donor Relations
Date posted: June 24, 2021
Located in the historic community of http://www.wallawalla.org, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually dynamic, diverse, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty and 1,500 students. With an endowment exceeding $700 million, fiercely loyal alumni, exceptional students, and accomplished faculty and staff, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence ranking as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
http://whitman.edu is building a diverse academic community and especially encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.
Sustaining robust philanthropic support from alumni, parents, and friends is critical to providing a liberal arts education of the highest quality for current and future generations of Whitman College students. Central to this tradition, Whitman seeks to hire a Director of Donor Relations to lead personnel and programs for donor-centered stewardship of gifts to the College.
The Director of Donor Relations reports directly to the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, serves as a member of the department's senior team, and supervises two staff members focused on stewardship and special events. The director is responsible for demonstrating through multiple channels of communication the outcomes of donor support for Whitman students. To this end, the director will partner with faculty, students, and staff to create print and digital storytelling as well as direct correspondence and reporting to individual donors. The director will work closely with the Vice President and development officers to develop strategies and personalized plans for donor stewardship. The role will collaborate with team members across development to ensure appropriate acknowledgement and recognition of all gifts, including major, leadership annual, planned, and in-kind donations. Finally, the director will have a significant role in setting strategy for special donor development and stewardship events to showcase the College's priorities and recognize the impact of philanthropic support.
- Supervise two staff members focused on stewardship and special events.
- Develop and execute a comprehensive, multi-channel approach to communicating the impact of donor philanthropy for the College.
- Serve as a member of the Development and Alumni Relations Senior Team to collaborate and support all programs facilitating the investment and engagement of alumni, parents, and friends in the life and mission of the College.
- Coordinate special donor recognition, including press releases, announcements, and signage.
- Lead and manage general stewardship programs and activities. Direct staff work on stewardship event planning.
- Oversee process for acknowledgement of all gifts to the College.
- Work with campus partners to ensure proper administration of endowment funds.
- Manage process for annual correspondence with scholarship, lectureship, professorship and other endowment donors.
- Prepare endowment and gift reports for the Annual Report of Donors and other purposes.
- Review and draft endowment agreements to ensure the uses and purposes described in each are not unduly restrictive for Whitman or against Whitman policy. Work with development staff on new endowment agreements.
- Write collateral for events that engage, cultivate and /or recognize and steward the College's donors. These projects include letters, invitations, brochures, program books, signage, talking points, and briefing packets.
- Initiate and write for publication projects, including annual reports, publications, and brochures.
- Work with Communications staff to raise awareness of the impact of gifts to the College and promote giving vehicles through internal and external publications, advertising, feature articles, and other marketing mediums.
- Participate in limited travel and regional events requiring occasional work outside business hours.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
The Director of Donor Relations and Development Communications must be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job, including, but not limited to:
- Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, including ability to work with diverse individuals over the phone, in written correspondence, and in person
- Strong writing and communications skills
- An ability to establish collaborative working relationships with diverse constituencies, including staff, faculty, overseers and trustees, donors, volunteers, alumni, students, parents, and other friends of the College
- Strong computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheets and the ability to learn database and other specialized software
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to work independently and as a part of the department team
- Ability to work with flexibility and accuracy in a fast-paced environment
Bachelor's degree required, post graduate education preferred. Five years experience in development or higher education is preferred.
Application review will begin on July 26 and continue until the position is filled.
For full application instructions and position description, visit https://apptrkr.com/2325144
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Senior development and communications manager
The W. Edwards Deming Institute
Date posted: June 21, 2021
Do you have a passion for building a community of support and shaping an organization’s story and messaging? Join a growing team that values collaboration, lifelong learning, innovation and continual improvement. As the Senior Development and Communications Manager, you will oversee the planning and implementation of WEDI’s annual giving, special campaigns, major gifts, grants and corporate support. This position will also manage organizational communications and play an important role in developing our new membership program scheduled for launch later this year.
The Senior Development and Communications Manager provides leadership, strategic direction and implementation of the fund development and communications program of The W. Edwards Deming Institute (The Institute). This manager work s in close collaboration with the Executive Director and staff team to advance The Institute’s aim, programs, membership, philanthropy, communications and public relations.
The successful candidate will work to create a philanthropic culture, develop the resources and relationships to further The Institute’s aim, craft the organization’s story and messaging, and oversee the systems and procedures to support these efforts
The position is supported by a database manager but does not directly supervise any team members
The Deming Institute is a virtual organization, and this is a full-time, work from home position with benefits. Our preference is for applicants from the Western US - Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California- as we have staff hubs in these areas.
Salary range: $65,000 - $75,000 DOE
- Develop strategy, plan, and execute membership and annual campaigns including direct mail, email appeals, events, recognition and member fulfillment protocols.
- Oversee the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual and corporate major donor prospects through personalized outreach.
- Ensure adequate systems are in place to support fund development and membership, including tracking moves and outreach, reporting, research, gift processing and recognition.
- Track and report fundraising activities and events to monitor progress, assess outcomes and analyze results.
- Develop and implement communications and marketing strategies that will broaden reach, build relationships, and create interest and awareness in The Institute and its programs.
- Create an organizational communications plan and ensure consistency in brand and messaging for The Institute. Implement style guide and enforce graphic standards.
- Manage the editorial calendar, including the organization’s social media presence and the production of the newsletter and annual report.
- Manage The Institute’s website content and updates, and oversee the production of promotional and event materials for The Institute’s events.
- Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, ethical principles and standards of professional practices.
- Continually learn and deepen knowledge of the Deming philosophy.
- Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, nonprofit management or related field preferred.
- Minimum five years of experience in nonprofit management or related field with track record of overseeing department and/or programs.
- Highly developed organizational and time management skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Experience in planning and coordinating special events.
- Creative and skillful writer to help organizational messages.
- Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
- Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and database management.
- Experience with digital media and membership programs a plus.
The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the job. It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or requirements of the job.
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position is open until we find the right person for our team.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT II, COLLEGE OF EARTH, OCEAN, AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES
Oregon State University Foundation
Location: Corvallis, OR
Date posted: June 1, 2021
Oregon State University Foundation seeks an ambitious and motivated development professional to serve as Director of Development II. Oregon State University is an internationally recognized public research university located in Corvallis, one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, OSU is the state’s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to also have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. As Oregon’s leading public research university, with $440 million in external funding in the 2019 fiscal year, more than all other public universities in Oregon combined, Oregon State’s impact reaches across the state and beyond. The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. The OSU Foundation partners with the university to engage the OSU community, inspire investment, and steward resources to enhance the university’s excellence and impact. Raising approximately $140 million annually, the Foundation has for the last three years achieved its best years of fundraising, and in FY 2019 set a record for cash gifts. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.osufoundation.org.
Reporting to the Senior Director for Development, Division of Earth Systems Sciences, the Director of Development II will serve as the chief front-line fundraiser responsible for managing a comprehensive major gift program for the CEOAS. Working in close partnership with the Dean, her leadership team, other unit heads, lead volunteers, and development colleagues, the Director of Development II will develop and implement a long-range strategic planning process and vison for the College to increase and grow the major gift pipeline and overall fundraising success throughout the upcoming university wide campaign for the CEOAS goal. This position will manage the Director of Alumni Relations to increase alumni engagement through event participation, volunteering opportunities, and giving to broaden and deepen relationships on behalf of CEOAS. The Director of Development II will ideally have at least ten years of major gift development experience in higher education and a proven track record of successful major gift fundraising. Experience in foundation relations would also be of value. Education and experience equivalencies will be considered. The salary range is $125,000 to $145,000 annually. Relocation assistance, if needed, is negotiable and a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.
Oregon State University Foundation has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the Director of Development II search. The full position description can be viewed on their website. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: http://morrisberger.com/position.php?id=2159.
president and ceo
Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
Location: Portland, Oregon
Reports to: Board of Trustees
Date posted: May 27, 2021
The President and CEO is responsible to the Board of Trustees and will work collaboratively with trustees, staff, donors and community partners’ organizational leaders to realize long-term goals for the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). The President and CEO oversees all aspects of foundation, which includes implementation of the Board-approved strategic plan, leading an experienced staff, managing a small but sophisticated operation, overseeing programs and fund development-related activities, and serving as OJCF’s chief spokesperson in the region. With the support of a talented staff, the President and CEO will specifically strategize and execute on the continuous improvement of OJCF’s internal operations as well as fund development and stewardship work, which includes consideration of donor advised funds, investments, impact investing, and grantmaking, all of which have grown markedly in recent years. Continuing to raise the Foundation’s profile, this leader assumes the outward-facing duties which include serving as a liaison to partner organizations, representing and presenting as the Foundation’s ambassador, and working closely with stakeholders. Enabling OJCF to continue its impressive growth trajectory and ability to fulfill the vision and goals expressed in its mission, OJCF’s President and CEO will work in partnership with the trustees at the strategic level and direct a motivated staff while promoting philanthropy across the Jewish community.
The Oregon Jewish Community Foundation, founded in 1989, helps individuals and families achieve their heartfelt philanthropic goals through the most tax-advantaged approaches to charitable giving. Its mission is to build and promote a culture of giving in Oregon and Southwest Washington that supports a thriving Jewish community now and for generations to come. As the community’s partner in the region, OJCF provides sophisticated giving opportunities and compelling programs expressing the Jewish values of tzedakah (justice) and tikkun olam (repairing the world). OJCF’s vision is a world in which all Jewish people practice tikkun olam.
Founded just 32 years ago by a handful of civic-minded community leaders, OJCF reflects the broad-based generosity of the Jewish community as it stewards more than $110 million in charitable assets. Its board of 25 engaged trustees and six professional staff members present the incoming President and CEO with an exciting opportunity to further a high impact course in promoting Jewish community philanthropy throughout the region. OJCF directs funding activities through donor-advised funds and programmatic functions while also serving as a fundraising partner with other organizations for time-sensitive issues such as Covid-19.
The rapid fund growth encouraged and stewarded by OJCF is indicative of the Jewish community’s commitment to support and invest in future generations through place-based giving as well as a generosity of spirit and treasure. Using OJCF’s broad range of tools- such as education, training, giving circles, grant making, impact investing, working with donors through advised funds, and programmatic initiatives- it continues to broaden its reach and meet growing needs in vulnerable communities. It funds nonprofit work in a variety of areas: Jewish life and continuity, social justice, civil liberties, housing insecurity, environmental causes, mental health, youth development, diversity and inclusion, animal rights, pandemic and fire relief are among its many priorities. At its core, OJCF connects people who care with causes that matter and who view the world through a Jewish lens.
OJCF seeks a President and CEO who will provide dynamic and forward-thinking leadership that promotes the fulfillment of OJCF’s vision and mission, clearly articulating the role of OJCF as a trusted philanthropic partner of the region’s Jewish Community. The President and CEO serves as the key spokesperson and face of OJCF to its donors, grantees, stakeholders, and the larger, national Jewish community. Possessing a broad-based mix of experiences to promote philanthropy, the President and CEO will attract gifts to grow the size and impact of the Foundation, oversee grantmaking and evaluation, and continue to advance the Foundation’s role in community leadership and advocacy on the Jewish Community’s behalf. This hire will possess the highest level of personal and professional integrity; leadership experience; success in developing strategy; skills to lead a professional staff, trustees, and community members; and an authentic heart for philanthropy. OJCF seeks a leader who is entrepreneurial in spirit, collaborative in style, and practices professionalism, discretion and appropriate transparency through all interactions. OJCF’s President and CEO must genuinely connect with the community through listening carefully and building trust-based relationships that exceed the expectations of prospects, donors, staff, volunteers and stakeholders. To be successful, the incoming President and CEO must honor OJCF’s successful history while simultaneously providing inspired people and programmatic leadership, analysis along with strategic planning, and intentional fundraising and stewardship approaches that effectively meet the philanthropic aspirations of Oregon’s Jewish community.
Specifically, the President and CEO’s responsibilities include:
Leadership and Strategic Direction
- Work with the Board of Trustees to establish and advance the Foundation's mission and strategic goals, and create and execute against a strategic plan to achieve both short- and long-term goals
- Communicate the Foundation's vision and goals to the Jewish community to bring additional resources to the Foundation to achieve OJCF's mission, and maintain regular communications with donors, prospects, agency partners, professional service providers, volunteers, and other constituents
- Achieve greater recognition and understanding of OJCF through public relations, networking, communications and cooperation with other local Jewish and non-Jewish organizations; develop and nurture collaborative relationships with Jewish agencies, synagogues, professional service providers, and other appropriate organizations
- Bring charitable giving expertise and actively seek speaking opportunities and events in Oregon and SW Washington to highlight OJCF
- Work directly with the Board of Trustees as needed and report out as requested
- Assume leadership and staffing for some board committees and new initiatives; delegate appropriate foundation staff members to committee assignments
- Alongside the Board and Nominating Committee, identify, cultivate and recruit new candidates to the Board and to OJCF committees
- Participate in onboarding new trustees
- Oversee planning to ensure that all board meetings and events are professionally run, with excellent attention to detail
- Review and update foundation legal documents as needed, with legal counsel when required
Development and Stewardship
- Work in partnership with the Board and Vice President of Philanthropy to establish and achieve the Foundation's growth goals for new funds, increased giving, growth of total assets under management, legacy development and intergenerational dialog around giving values and priorities
- Participate in the development and implementation of OJCF’s strategic growth strategies, bringing knowledge of the competitive environment, endowment and legacy best practices, an understanding of legal issues, as well as knowledge of and involvement in Jewish foundations and federations
- Strengthen existing and cultivate new relationships with OJCF’s broad community stakeholders; nurture relationships that may lead to charitable gift such as bequests
- Engage prospective and existing donors leading to new donor advised and endowment funds, larger funds and a deeper commitment to philanthropy in partnership with OJCF
- Provide legacy development work, which may include activity in support of LIFE & LEGACY and Endowment Book of Life
- Demonstrate ability to propose and manage noncash gifts, charitable gift annuities and trusts
- Ensure management of an up-to-date data base of prospects, donors, and sponsors
Management and Operations
- Assume internal operations responsibilities, including staff supervision and team leadership as needed to ensure the effective stewardship of the organization
- Maintain a positive, learning culture that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in decision-making and hiring practices; exercise open and transparent communications and the utmost discretion when appropriate
- Hire, manage, and motivate staff as well as conduct performance reviews based on appropriate performance measures
- Work with CFO to manage all human resource issues, including benefits
- Work with the CFO, Treasurer and Executive Committee to develop an annual budget and manage the Foundation's operations within budget
- Oversee all operational processes and procedures, including timely processing and reporting of gifts, grants, distributions, monthly financials, investment reports, annual audit, and tax reporting
- Oversee all outreach programs and committees; oversee recruitment and management of motivated volunteers (e.g., volunteers to assist with OJCYF, PJ Library, Legacy Society, Community Endowment Fund, marketing & outreach, investment committee, special events, and educational programs)
Raise OJCF’s External Presence
- Champion OJCF’s values of high integrity, innovation, collaboration, community-mindedness and Jewish heritage
- Personally represent and advance OJCF’s overall purpose and specific agendas in the community and public forums which may include events or seminars, alliance building activities, networking with partner organizations, and leading workshops to inform on OJCF’s philanthropic services and programs
- From time to time, present at partner board meetings and oversee work with Professional Advisors Groups and other new, creative foundation initiatives
Profile of the Successful Candidate
OJCF seeks a proven leader who easily engages with a wide variety of people – from donors to nonprofit and community leaders to staff members – and everyone in between. The successful candidate will truly enjoy getting to know a wide variety of Jewish community members and will take great pleasure in advocating on their behalf – in short, being a visible, approachable, relatable leader and active member of the community. The President and CEO will have strong people and process management, organizational, analytical, communication, and fundraising skills. The successful candidate could come from a variety of leadership backgrounds; though they will have experience in the non-profit sector (either as staff or a board member), they may also come from other fields, such as work in the private, public, or faith-based sectors.
More specifically, OJCF seeks a seasoned professional who has:
- An energetic, entrepreneurial nature that combines intellectual curiosity with analytical skills and a strong interest in – and excitement about – the challenges and opportunities facing the OJCF and the community
- A commitment to best practices in the field and a successful track record in leadership, fundraising, innovative program development, guiding a cohesive team, and utilizing technology and tools
- A track record of fundraising accomplishments, with knowledge or the ability to quickly come up to speed and acquire knowledge of philanthropic tools and estate planning charitable approaches
- Successful representation of a visible organization, both by serving as an ambassador and publicly speaking or presenting on behalf of the organization
- Ability to work collaboratively and foster a trusting work environment that results in efficient and effective organizational management and a healthy and positive workplace culture where all employees are heard and valued; embed an equity lens in all organizational interactions as well as programs
- An affinity for pragmatic problem solving, as evidenced by a history of forward, anticipatory thinking and the development of strategy and vision for organization, with a bias toward innovation that brings new ideas to fruition and implementation
- A communicative and open interpersonal approach, demonstrated through strong oral and written skills as well as strong listening skills
- An inclusive, consensus-building leadership style both in and out of the public spotlight that simultaneously inspires board members, staff members, donors, and partners in the community
- Business and financial acumen, with a data-driven orientation in planning and making critical business decisions; a well-developed ability to distill legal, financial and business information to guide priorities; an understanding of the financial complexities and opportunities inherent in a community foundation
- Integrity and a commitment to professional excellence
- An undergraduate degree
The selected candidate may also likely have:
- Exposure to the community foundation model and an appreciation for its potential to empower donors to advance community issues
- Functional experience in marketing, communications, sales, donor development, investments and/or finance
- Experience with Jewish non-profit organizational leadership and management with a focus on fundraising and charitable giving and an aptitude for charitable, tax, business, estate planning, and planned giving strategies
- Knowledge of and experience in Jewish traditions, culture and faith
- A high level of knowledge, credibility, and trust within Oregon and SW Washington’s Jewish community; familiarity and good collaborative relations with Oregon and SW Washington’s major Jewish organizations and major donors
- An advanced degree
This position offers a competitive salary, and excellent benefits that include the Jewish holidays. We actively welcome all candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who have the skills to lead this dynamic philanthropic effort – regardless of compensation history. We seek to have someone in place by Summer 2021.
All applications are held in strict confidence. Please submit your resume and a letter of interest to the attention of Melissa Ulum, Managing Partner of MS&S Search. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, though earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, MS&S Search encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly to Melissa@MSSsearch.com.