July 8, 2020
Albright College: Development Officer
Albright College, a liberal arts college in Reading, PA, is seeking applications for a Development Officer.The Development Officer reports directly to the Assistant Vice President of Major and Planned Giving and works with that person to achieve highly successful fundraising goals for Albright College. The Officer implements and coordinates efforts to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals who have the capacity to provide outright gifts starting at the President’s Council Level ($1,000 annually and above)with a focus on major gifts of $25,000+ and deferred giving. The Officer will spend at least 60% of his/her time making contacts and calls outside of the office, including regional and some national travel.
In coordination with the overall Development program of the College, the Officer will carry out plans to generate gifts and pledges necessary to secure support for current operations and to achieve other
fundraising goals as part of the overall development plan. In addition, the Officer works with other
administrators and volunteers to increase enthusiasm, advocacy and gift support for Albright College.
Serve as the liaison to a department within the College and manage portfolio of prospects inclined to
support that department.
Performance factors for this position include, but are not limited to, the number of contacts, commitments, and total amount of gifts made to the College.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Maintain a personal call volume of 80-100 donor visits annually in addition to other significant
contacts with primarily alumni, parents and friends of the College
2. Responsible for completing a minimum of 30 - 45 gift solicitations and meeting fundraising goals
for approved College priorities e.g., with an emphasis on leadership (President’s Council) gifts to
The Fund for Albright and general unrestricted support for College priorities. Gift commitments
may be in the form of one-time gifts, multi-year pledges, estate gifts, or any combination therein
3. Personally maintain a portfolio of up to 150 potential donors capable of making major gifts to the
College ($25,000) and above. This includes qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and providing
stewardship as well as using reunions, strategic special projects and initiatives, managing
volunteers to conduct peer solicitations and other methods as approved by the Assistant Vice
President of Major & Planned Giving
4. Prepare reports, briefing materials, correspondence, proposals, and related documents for
cultivation, solicitation and stewardship donors
5. Prepare written and oral presentations and proposals as needed and provide staff support to the
Vice President for Advancement, Assistant Vice President of Major and Planned Giving, and
volunteer leadership engaged in solicitation and engagement strategies
6. Work with the Senior Director of Prospect Management and Research and the Assistant Vice
President of Major and Planned Giving to coordinate building and execution of strategies of
potential leadership donors and manage a personal portfolio of prospects. There will be a small
number (approximately 10 - 15) of major gift prospects added to the portfolio at a time to be
determined by the Senior Director of Prospect Management and Research
7. Participate in major on-campus College functions, including, but not limited to, Homecoming,
Commencement Weekend, Alumni Weekend and the Honors & Awards Ceremony; must be
prepared to work weekends and evening hours as needed
8. Submit timely and detailed call reports on all field activity
9. Work with Communications and Alumni and Donor Engagement staff to support activities and
events of the College advancement effort
10. Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Vice President of Major and Planned
Giving or the Vice President for Advancement
11. Serve as Advancement’s liaison with a specific department within the College. Attend department
staff meetings, schedule monthly meetings with Department Directors, and manage special major
gift campaigns of $25,000 or more to benefit the department.
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; sit; and is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while
performing the essential functions of this job. The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.
a. Proficiency in English. Strong writing and communications skills.
a. Ability to understand and effectively represent a progressive liberal arts college to various
b. A high level of writing skills including experience in writing correspondence and
c. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including skills in active listening and
d. Adequate flexibility to work effectively with a wide range of constituents, including
faculty, students, trustees, volunteers, alumni, administrators and students’ parents
e. Ability to build strong relationships, to create a high level of confidence and trust, and to
communicate easily with donors about giving opportunities
f. Persuasive oral, written and computer communication skills; Ability to make appropriate
connections among college constituents and to nurture strong and long-lasting
g. Personal qualities of trustworthiness, openness, accessibility, kindness, flexibility, and a
sense of humor
h. Ability to fuse success with enthusiasm
i. Collaborative, creative and critical thinking skills
j. Demonstrated success in achieving fundraising goals or achieving demonstrated results
in a similar field
k. Exceptional written, interpersonal, and oral communication skills
l. Excellent demonstrated organizational and planning skills
m. Proven relationship and trust-building skills and the ability to interact effectively with
n. Ability and aptitude for working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
o. Demonstrated competency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, knowledge of Millennium
software a plus
p. Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues to complete assigned duties efficiently
q. An appreciation for liberal arts education and its philosophy
r. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
s. A creative approach to problem-solving, and the ability to take advantage of emerging
t. A high level of energy, self-confidence, and the ability to function effectively in a fast-
paced, high expectation environment
u. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Sharepoint and Teams
v. Working knowledge of donor database software
3. EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
a. Three or more years higher education or related nonprofit major gift/annual fund
fundraising activities with documented success; other demonstrated successful sales
related experience will be considered
b. Familiarity with planned giving concepts
c. Advanced degrees or professional certification
a. Bachelor’s degree
a. Valid Driver’s License
Review of applications for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Interested applicants should complete an application here. Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded along with the resume. Optional documents may be submitted and can include: proof of education/certification, licenses, and letters of recommendation. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
As the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County, Albright College has a long history of educating students of academic promise. Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection, and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is proud of its wide cultural and economic diversity. Students learn to relate to people from different backgrounds, develop greater self-awareness, and gain a panoramic perspective of the world in order to view problems from multiple perspectives. The experience is valuable to students preparing to enter today’s global workplace, where differences in backgrounds and perspectives are the norm.
Albright College is a liberal arts institution with approximately 1750 students, located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC.
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and
respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the College recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports, and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities, and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation, and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer and, as stated above, is actively committed to inclusivity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position.
Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.
June 29, 2020
Olivet Boys & Girls Club: Vice President of Resource Development
REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer
Works with Chief Executive Officer to plan and execute resource development strategies and monitor progress against goals. Supports Chief Executive Officer and supervise and manages Olivet Boys & Girls resource development Club team members to cultivate and solicit gifts and grants from
individuals, corporations, foundations, United Way, government agencies and others. Responsible for developing, leading and implementing funding plans to build support of the Olivet Boys & Girls Club among its target audiences.
KEY ROLES (Essential Job Responsibilities):
1. Provide leadership, direction and support to the Chief Executive Officer, in the
effective operation of all development activities required to fund Club operations in order to deliver programs within the community.
2. Supervise and manage the resource development team, including grant writer and resource development support staff, including interns and/or volunteers
3. Report on resource development efforts to the Development Committee and its chairman, the Board of Directors and any other Board Committee as determined necessary by the Chief Executive Officer and/or Board Chairman
Planning & Implementing
4. In collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, and after presentation to the Development Committee and Board of Directors, plan, implement and coordinate an effective resource development plan, Donor outreach and cultivation plan for a portfolio of donor names for direct fundraising efforts, and a yearly calendar for single and multi-year resource development efforts at the Olivet Boys & Girls Club
5. Prepare and present for approval, proposals for selected corporate and foundation support of the Club, using current cultivation and solicitation materials
6. Oversee planning, implementing and coordinating special events, obtaining
sponsorships and solicitation of gifts and preparing related printed materials and publications
7. Design and implement direct mail programs for resource development activities
8. Provide support for various fundraising projects/initiatives assigned by the Chief Executive Officer such as endowments, major gifts and planned giving
9. Ensure the evaluation of resource development activities and identify opportunities to improve results for the benefit of the Olivet Boys & Girls Club
10. Identify, recruit and train board members on how-to participate in solicitation and other income development activities
11. Encourage and support board committees responsible for oversight of resource development activities
12. Within guidelines established, meet specific fundraising benchmarks per annual performance plan
13. In compliance with any statewide guidelines, manage administrative systems to:
- track fundraising income and other development results (e.g. in-kind) and produce related reports and projections
- track fundraising expenses and produce related reports and projections;
- recognize contributions
- manage RD data base
14. Develop strategic alliances with community leaders and local officials under the leadership, and the direction of the Chief Executive Officer
15. Assist the Chief Executive Officer to determine and develop collaborative partnerships with other youth-serving organizations, funders and community organizations.
16. Help ensure a productive working environment, providing staff support to corporate and Club management and volunteer leadership on fundraising issues.
Internal: Maintain oral and written contact with the Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, Resource Development Committee Chairman, team members, peers, general public and volunteers for the purpose of exchanging information, to provide progress reports regarding activities and planned programs, and to coordinate events.
External: Maintain oral and written contact with other agencies, business leaders, and community groups, boards of directors of such organizations, for the purpose of exchanging information and ideas and for the purpose of fundraising for the Olivet Boys & Girls Club.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, preferred.
- A minimum of two-years of experience in non-profit agency operations, specifically in the fundraising field, sales/marketing or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of two-years of experience of fundraising techniques and sources of funding for non-profit agencies and organizations.
- Knowledge of and understanding: our mission, objectives, policies, programs and practices of non-profit organizations, (youth development services preferred).
- Ability to organize and coordinate fundraising operations.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Olivet team members, volunteers, community groups, and other related agencies.
- Ability to access and manage a donor database.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Maintain a high energy level.
- Be comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities.
- Regularly speak clearly and hear the spoken word as well. Excellent communication skills.
- Regularly travel to Club sites in the organization personally driving a motor vehicle.
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume to Chris Winters at Chris.Winters@olivetbgc.org. Deadline for submissions is July 10th.
June 15, 2020
Safe Berks: Grant Writer
The Grant Writer is a full time opportunity, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. This position is responsible for researching, writing and coordinating the grant application process, the efficient management of proposals, and effectively maintaining a donor database.
• Craft high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, and supporting documents;
• Responsible for researching, collecting data, and writing of each grant;
• Works with department managers to compile required financials and data;
• Manages the proposal submission process to ensure timely and accurate submission of all required materials;
• Develops and maintains a robust proposal calendar;
• Coordinates and follow-up on the progress of submitted proposals;
• Develops an aggressive but realistic annual grants strategy;
• Conducts prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants;
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience & Qualifications:
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in research and grant writing; nonprofit experience a plus;
• Bachelor’s Degree;
• Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals;
• Detail-oriented, organized, deadline-driven with clear, precise and compelling writing skills;
• Able to effectively communicate and a motivated self starter with the ability to work independently with purpose and accuracy in a fast-paced environment;
• High proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Safe Berks offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to Danielle Reardon at email@example.com. Safe Berks is an EOE.