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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

WESTERN ARTS ALLIANCE

Date posted: May 22, 2022 

 

KEES has been exclusively retained by Western Arts Alliance in its search for an Executive Director.

 

Western Arts Alliance (WAA) is a Portland, Oregon based membership association of touring and performing arts professionals, promoting, and presenting the performing arts throughout the western states/provinces of the United States and Canada. Throughout the past decade, WAA’s member base has expanded to include presenters, agents and managers across all 50 states and internationally in the Pacific Rim and Latin America.

 

WAA seeks its next Executive Director following the accomplished leadership of the organization’s current leader, Tim Wilson, for the past 25 years. Reporting to an engaged Board of Directors, the Executive Director will oversee a 2022 organizational operating budget of just over $1 million and a team currently comprised of five staff. This is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial program builder who, with the Board of Directors, will take WAA out of a pandemic-related contraction period, and into the future with robust strategies for significant increase in earned, membership, and contributed revenue. The next Executive Director will recognize the huge opportunity that WAA has to help shape arts programming presented in the region, and to help envision and create the future of the arts sector while championing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion throughout the organization and the performing arts sector so that WAA may best serve all members, artists, and professionals fairly, giving a voice to all. This is a unique opportunity to engage people’s minds and hearts during a watershed moment in the performing arts.

 

 

Some specific requirements include:

  • Passion for WAA and its mission, augmented by demonstrated experience in similar arts, nonprofit or association service areas. Experience in the performing arts preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in leadership in arts or association management, including 3 years documented ability to manage staff and lead teams.
  • Three or more years of partnering with a nonprofit or association Board to shape and advance organizational strategy.
  • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong background in nonprofit financial management, stewardship, and revenue development. Experience with hands on financial tasks such as bookkeeping and creating reports.
  • Proven success in building strong and productive work teams with a focus on mentoring and nurturing staff development.
  • Commitment to equity in all aspects of the association and prior experience managing and leading ED&I programs and initiatives.

This position offers a competitive salary of $140,000 – $160,000 dependent on experience, and strong benefits. Relocation assistance is negotiable. This position will be based in Portland, Oregon at WAA’s offices. Remote work will not be considered at this time. 

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Western Arts Alliance will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Western Arts Alliance does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Western Arts Alliance stands in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and is based respectfully in the now occupied traditional lands of the Chinook, Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tualatin Kalapuya, and Molalla tribes.

For Additional Information, and TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://bit.ly/WAA_Exec-Dir

To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams and dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public entity sectors. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit www.kees2success.com.

WAA is recognized by its peers as a leader in promoting social equity in the arts profession, and commitment to equity is a vital part of its mission and values. WAA’s pacesetting leadership fosters professional development, mentoring, networking, and recognition through competitive awards. WAA’s signature annual conference provides opportunities to spark industry connections, discover and learn, strengthen ties, and generate business opportunities. The 2022 conference will be held in Calgary, Alberta, from August 29 to September 1 and will represent a joyful return to an in-person format. For more information please visit https://www.westarts.org.

 

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

CLARK COUNTY FOOD BANK

Date posted: May 13, 2022 

Reports to:         President

Status:                Regular Full Time, Exempt, Fully Benefitted

Compensation:   $70,000-100,000  Depends on Experience

 

Organizational Overview:

As a grower, gleaner and supplier of food for the hungry and food insecure, Clark County Food Bank is the critical link between food and people in need. The food bank’s mission is to "alleviate hunger and its root causes in Clark County." Hunger is primarily addressed through the distribution of food to our network of 43 partner agencies and meal-serving organizations which in turn directly serve needy seniors, individuals, families and children of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. 

While hunger often goes unseen, it is quietly eroding the strength and stability of our community and robbing dignity from adults, productive futures from our children and health from all. Our two-part mission statement not only includes providing emergency food to hungry individuals and families, it also provides them opportunities to learn about healthy alternatives that offer a positive way out of dependence on long-term food assistance for themselves and their children.

General Description:

The Director of Development leads the coordination and implementation of fundraising activities and relationships that sustain the mission of Clark County Food Bank.  The position reports to the President of the food bank, works closely with all staff members, and oversees a small team of staff and volunteers.  The ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Has significant fundraising experience and success.
  • Values relationships and investing in the local community.
  • Prefers to work in an lively team-centered and innovative environment.
  • Enjoys putting their efforts towards making a difference in the lives of thousands of people.

Competencies in donor relations, donor data management, written and oral communication, and all aspects of nonprofit fundraising are needed. Enthusiastic alignment with the mission and vision of Clark County Food Bank is crucial for this role.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the President to ensure that funding levels and sources are consistent with organization’s mission and strategic goals.
  • Create, update, and coordinate implementation of annual development plan along all fundraising channels.
  • Expand the donor base through community engagement, direct mail, and other outreach strategies.
  • Work closely with organization leadership to identify, cultivate and maintain major donors.
  • Organize and oversee fundraising events.
  • Maintain the grant funding process and maintain the calendar, proposals, and reporting functions
  • Identify and research new foundation prospects.
  • Focus on building and managing positive and effective relationships with contributors, funders, member programs, board, and staff.
  • Oversee development staff team. Current duties of the staff team include:  donor relations, event coordination, communications, contract designer, contract grant writer, seasonal help, and key volunteers. 

Skills:

  • Ability to set and meet goals, prioritize, plan and manage work independently
  • Strategic thinking
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Capable of following written and oral directions
  • Strong understanding of non-profit operations
  • Experience, knowledge, and proficiency with fundraising databases as well as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Able and willing to work both as a team member and independently as needed

Qualifications:

  • Experience in non-profit operations, fundraising, and event management.
  • Experience in active fundraising, including a successful track record with major and planned giving, annual appeals, corporate sponsorships, special events, direct response, and capital campaigns.
  • College degree and/or professional certification preferred with 5+ years of previous related experience with broad responsibilities in a majority of the following areas: soliciting major gifts, building endowments, executing capital campaigns, annual fund, planned giving and special events.
  • Knowledge and affinity for Clark County Food Bank’s mission and values.
  • Valid Washington State drivers’ license and clean driving record.

To apply, email your resume and a cover letter to:  info@clarkcountyfoodbank.org  Please refer to Director of Development Position in the subject line.  Compensation information is available upon request.  Applications are open until the position is filled.  Clark County Food Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service.  We encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our organization.

 

DONOR RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Marion Polk Food Share

Date posted: May 11, 2022  

Job Type

Full-time

Description

Donor Relations Coordinator

Fulltime – Non-Exempt

Starting Salary Range: $19.46 - $23.36/hour

The Food Share provides a comprehensive benefits package to our staff who work 30 or more hours per week.

Open Until Filled

Stewardship and Communications

Marion Polk Food Share is the regional food bank serving Marion and Polk Counties. Support from our local community makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food for children, adults, and seniors through more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites and home-delivered meals and to carry out programs to address the root causes of hunger.

 

Our Mission: “to bring people together to end hunger and its root causes.”

At the Food Share, our commitment is to:

  • Treat all people as our neighbor.
  • Encourage creativity and be willing to take risks.
  • Listen first and seek to understand.
  • Focus on shared goals.
  • Celebrate diversity, ensure dignity, and act equitably.

Statement of Purpose:

To further the engagement of leadership-level donors with the Food Share by providing the resources and support needed for the Major Gifts Team to effectively build meaningful donor relationships. 

Summary of Role:

The Donor Relations Coordinator supports the Major Gifts Team by creating donor communications and recognition materials that meaningfully connect leadership-level donors with their philanthropic interests at the Food Share.

Core Areas of Responsibility

  • Create donor proposals that are tailored to donors’ passions and interests at the Food Share.
  • Create donor impact reports that are tailored to donors’ philanthropic support of the Food Share.
  • Develop and maintain donor recognition communications and signage.
  • Develop and create regular stewardship communications for leadership-level donors.
  • Provide support to Grants Manager by writing and preparing grant proposals and reports for submission to Foundations.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities but may provide leadership, guidance and training to volunteers

Areas of Responsibility, Evaluation and Essential Functions:

  • Working with Director of Major Gifts, and Major Gift Officers, create individual donor proposals that are tailored to donors’ passions and interests at the Food Share.
  • Working with Associate Major Gift Officer, create donor communications that connect donors with their impact on the Food Share’s mission.
  • Maintain updated proposal collateral such as narrative, photos, statistics and costs to be used in proposal development.
  • Working with Director of Major Gifts and Major Gift Officers, create individual donor impact reports that are tailored to donors’ philanthropic support. Gather necessary information from program staff and participants to effectively communicate and demonstrate the donors’ impact.
  • Create annual donor impact reports for Food Share program areas, including the Youth Farm, Community Gardens, Meals on Wheels, AWARE Food Bank, Iskam Mek h Mek Haws, and the Emergency Food program. Gather necessary information and photos from program staff and participants to effectively communicate and demonstrate the donors’ impact.
  • Create donor impact reports for special projects as needed.
  • Working with Director of Major Gifts and Major Gift Officers, create impact stories, photos and communications to support their personalized donor plans.
  • Work with the Communications Manager to develop and create monthly stewardship communications for leadership-level donors.
  • Gather thank you notes and testimonials from programs and participants to be shared with leadership-level donors.
  • Support Major Gift Officers by creating presentations or materials as needed for donor meetings.
  • Provide support to Grants Manager by writing and preparing grant proposals, reports and acknowledgements for submission to Foundations. Assist as needed with gathering of support materials for proposals and reports.
  • Provide support as needed to Director of Major Gifts and Grants manager on the tracking grant funding spending.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

Education and/or Experience; Certificates, /Licenses /Registrations:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, English, Communications, or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Three or more years of professional experience in Development, Communications, or Marketing preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen and full background check, including driving record check. 

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use effective interpersonal skills to gather information and build relationships with clients, volunteers and staff.
  • Demonstrated skills and commitment to quality, timeliness, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all donor, client and volunteer information.
  • Must review and agree to Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Standards. 

Job Conditions:

Work may be performed at a workstation while using a telephone and sitting at a computer screen for extended periods and throughout other venues in the community. May occasionally lift, move, and carry objects more than 30 pounds. Work is subject to varying indoor and outdoor temperatures and road and walkway surface in all seasons. May work or travel out of the local area and work outside normal working hours, such as evenings and weekends, on occasion. Work in excess of 10 hours per week during peak business periods may occasionally be required.

 

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. The Food Share has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

 

This position requires some onsite work hours, however remote work options may be available for some of this position.  All remote work assignments begin, end, or change only with supervisory approval.

 

The Food Share provides essential services to our neighbors in Marion and Polk counties. As a result, all Food Share employees may be asked to report to work during local public health, weather, or other environmental emergencies.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and physical demand satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. EOE.

Salary Description

$41,525 - $49,830 


EVENTS COORDINATOR

Marion Polk Food Share

Date posted: May 11, 2022 

Job Type

Full-time

Description

Starting Hourly Rate - $19.18 - $22.54

Full-Time, Benefit Eligible Position

This position is open until filled. The first review of applications will be June 1, 2022. Following that, applications will be reviewed as received and this posting will close when an applicant is hired. Apply soon!

Position Overview

Marion Polk Food Share is the regional food bank leading the fight to end hunger in Marion and Polk Counties. Support from our local community makes it possible for the Food Share to collect and distribute nutritious food for children, adults, and seniors through more than 100 partner programs, including food pantries, meal sites and home-delivered meals and to carry out programs to address the root causes of hunger. 

Our Mission: “to bring people together to end hunger and its root causes.”

At the Food Share, our commitment is to:

  • Treat all people as our neighbor.
  • Encourage creativity and be willing to take risks.
  • Listen first and seek to understand.
  • Focus on shared goals.
  • Celebrate diversity, ensure dignity, and act equitably.

Statement of Purpose:

To engage donors, prospective donors and volunteers in the mission of the Food Share by communicating compelling giving opportunities which allow them to make a positive impact in their community.

 

Summary of Role:

The Events Coordinator engages donors in the Food Share’s mission through events and other development activities. This includes a suite of fundraising and stewardship events that reflect the Food Share’s brand and advance the strategic goals of the organization.

 

Core Areas of Responsibility

  • Assists in the planning and production of Marion Polk Food Share events.

**This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may provide leadership, guidance and training to volunteers. 

Areas of Responsibility, Evaluation and Essential Functions:

  • Assists with planning, implementation, and production of all Food Share fundraising and stewardship events
  • Prepares necessary documents for events including but not limited to contractual agreements and certificates of insurance
  • Coordinates third party vendors including but not limited to equipment rentals, caterers, graphic designers and video/ AV & Tech
  • Works with Donor Engagement Manager to develop materials related to events including external communications, printed event materials (including but not limited to signage, programs, invitations, nametags, etc.) and event scripts
  • Supports donor outreach as related to events (sponsorship materials and requests, auction item acquisition, ticket sales, etc.)
  • Understands and utilizes Greater Giving software to process event payments and gifts
  • Understands and utilizes Raiser’s Edge software to manage event RSVPs
  • Assists with post event evaluations, reporting and post event thanking
  • Ensures all special events are on all relevant calendars, including the department communications calendar and key staff calendars
  • Develops solutions and communicates them to relevant individuals when problems arise
  • Works with the Volunteer Manager to recruit and mobilize volunteers
  • Provides support for general Food Share events; participates in committees and lends administrative support as needed
  • Works collaboratively with members of the Development Team to support other development activities and achieve team goals
  • Other duties as assigned

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description. MPFS has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and physical demand satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. EOE.

Requirements

Education and/or Experience; Certificates, / Licenses/Registrations:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public relations, or related field, preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of event planning experience, preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and experience with computer databases and tools.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
  • Must possess Oregon driver’s license and auto insurance and acceptable driving history for the last three years.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen (excluding THC) and full background check, including driving record check.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
  • Sound negotiation skills.
  • Communicates effectively and remains calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse group of external/internal people.
  • Demonstrated skills and commitment to quality, timeliness, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Demonstrated strong organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer service and follow through skills.
  • Must review and agree to Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Code of Ethical Standards.

Job Conditions:

Work may be performed at a workstation while using a telephone and sitting at a computer screen for extended periods and throughout other venues in the community. May occasionally lift, move, and carry objects more than 30 pounds. Work is subject to varying indoor and outdoor temperatures and road and walkway surfaces in all seasons. May work or travel out of the local area and work outside normal working hours, such as evenings and weekends, on occasion. Work more than 40 hours per week during peak business periods may occasionally be required.

Remote work may be available for this position. All remote work assignments begin, end, or change only with supervisory approval.

The Food Share provides essential services to our neighbors in Marion and Polk counties. As a result, all Food Share employees may be asked to report to work during local public health, weather, or other environmental emergencies. 

Salary Description

Starting at $19.18 - $22.54 hourly

ADVANCEMENT COORDINATOR

Columbia Land Trust

Date posted: April 21, 2022  

Salary:                                    $19.10 - $21.01/hr ($39,736 - $43,709 annual equivalent)

Job Type:                                Full-time/40 hours per week

Location:                                Vancouver, WA

Reports To:                            Advancement Director

FLSA Status:                          Non-Exempt

Application Deadline:            May 23, 2022 

Columbia Land Trust is seeking an Advancement Coordinator to join its team!

Columbia Land Trust is dedicated to conserving and caring for the lands, waters, and wildlife of the Columbia River region through sound science and strong relationships. In its first 32 years, Columbia Land Trust has permanently conserved more than 55,000 acres of fish and wildlife habitat, forestland, and farmland, and has restored thousands of acres for the benefit of wildlife and communities.  Central to our work is a commitment to advancing a more inclusive, equitable conservation movement and building relationships to achieve cooperative conservation solutions 

Columbia Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer and committed to building a diverse workforce.  Equity is a core organizational value and applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, LGBTQ+ people, and people from groups who are underrepresented in conservation spaces to apply.

Columbia Land Trust’s headquarters are located on the campus of The Historic Trust near downtown Vancouver, WA, just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR. Additional offices are located in Hood River, Portland and Astoria, Oregon.  For more information about the Land Trust, please visit columbialandtrust.org.

SUMMARY

The Advancement Coordinator is part of an 8-person team responsible for supporting our mission through strategic donor communications and telephone outreach. This role will help us to deepen donor relationships and grow our major gifts program, as we embark on a transformational capital fundraising effort. This position also supports the Advancement Director and provides opportunity to deepen engagement with the fundraising profession. 

The position will be based in the Land Trust’s Vancouver, WA office with occasional travel throughout the region. During the COVID pandemic most staff worked from home. After May 2, the Land Trust will shift to a hybrid work plan, allowing staff to continue to work from home up to 2 days per week if desired. Columbia Land Trust has COVID-19 precautions for both field and office work that all staff are expected to follow. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Telephone outreach (approximately 50% of time) to include:
    • Donor thank you calls
    • Event participant follow-up
    • Securing appointments for major gift officers
  • Write summaries of donor interactions in the database for accurate record-keeping
  • Print and mail gift acknowledgement letters
  • Provide support to Development Manager for donor stewardship projects
  • Support the Database Administrator with gift processing and serve as backup when needed
  • Administrative support, as needed, for Advancement Director which may include calendaring, invoice processing, credit card reconciliation, data entry in donor database, errands or local purchases as needed
  • Opportunity to support Advancement team members across a variety of different projects as needed. Examples may include working with vendors, supporting mailings, event support or other

Organizational Support

Land Trust staff also support a broad range of organizational activities ranging from participation in meetings with the Land Trust’s Board of Directors; learning about the Land Trust’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work, and participating in staff discussions; involvement on staff committees such as the DEI Committee and/or Safety Committee; and participation in fundraising activities. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Columbia Land Trust expects that applicants for this position will have skills and experience with some of the work listed above, or with other similar work. However, applicants are not expected to have experience in all of these tasks in order to apply for the position. Columbia Land Trust is prepared to support the training necessary to ensure that qualified candidates have the skills to safely and effectively accomplish the work. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To thrive in this job, applicants should have:

  • An ability to effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • A proactive spirit, seeking opportunities to support our team goals
  • The ability to be flexible as projects and priorities shift.
  • A clear and confident communication style
  • The ability to create warm and enjoyable telephone conversations that lead towards strategic next steps
  • An ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation
  • Experience engaging personal or organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • An ability to work productively with people from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds
    • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Desire to learn data management skills

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

Columbia Land Trust offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package, and a supportive and positive work environment. The full salary range for this position is $39,736-55,630 annually. Based on our internal equity review and candidate’s qualifications the estimated starting salary will typically be between $39,736-43,709 annually. This position qualifies for overtime pay when required. The Land Trust benefits package includes paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Columbia Land Trust pays 100% of health and dental insurance premiums for three-quarter to full-time employees; voluntary benefits include a Section 125 - FSA and long-term disability. We also offer a match (up to 5% of annual salary) to our 401(K) retirement plan. Healthy, happy staff are an important element of our success and we strongly believe in and support a work/life balance. 

ORGANIZATIONAL COVID-19 VACCINATION INFORMATION

Columbia Land Trust requires its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and booster and have practices in place to mitigate exposure. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals who are unable to receive the vaccine due to a medical condition or religious belief. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
To be considered for the Advancement Coordinator position, please email a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, your resume, and a list of three references to jobs@columbialandtrust.org. We will not contact your references without notifying you first. Please include the following in your cover letter:

  • A description of your interest in this position;
  • Your commitment to and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Applications for this position will be accepted through May 22, 2022.

Mailed applications can be submitted to:

Jennifer Wilkerson, Advancement Director

Columbia Land Trust

850 Officers Row

Vancouver, WA 98661

 

Columbia Land Trust is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection of candidates for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, military service, family medical history, legal source of income, gender identity, political affiliation, or family leave obligations.