Chapter Career Center

Mission Advancement - United Ministries

b LocationDirector of DevelopmenAssociate AaGraphic GPPP<MMission Advancement - United Ministries

(POSTED 7/31/2023)

Job Title: Mission Advancement

Specialist Department/Loc: Mission Advancement
FLSA Classification: Exempt, Full Time Date Drafted: July 17, 2023
Reports To: Director of Mission Advancement
Salary Range $43,000 - $48,000

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Mission Advancement, the Mission Advancement Specialist is responsible
for the coordination of United Ministries’ donor gift processing, donor relations and supporting external
communications to grow community awareness and support. This position is responsible for entering donor
data, including all gift data, into the customer service management system Bloomerang and generating
acknowledgment letters and gift reports. The MA Specialist assists in protecting the integrity of the database
through regular reconciliations and data review and clean up.

The Mission Advancement Specialist will work with the outside Marketing agency to provide support in the
execution of the external communications plan which includes social media and newsletter content and well as
coordinating donor communications and direct mail solicitations.
This position will also provide support in the implementation of the annual fund development plan, including
donor engagement and retention, fundraising appeals, community outreach, as well as assist with special

Position Responsibilities - Essential

This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive list of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it list all possible duties that may be assigned.

Gift Processing &amp; Data Management: 30%
 Day-to-day management of donor database (Bloomerang) which includes data entry, coding, fulfilment
of requests for information, report preparation and distribution, and timely administration of donor
acknowledgement letters
 Gift processing - Enter data for all gifts and grant revenue. Coordinate with Finance Team on maintaining
current information for all credit cards, direct bank drafts, and other gifts. Coordinate with program
staff on data entry of all in-kind donations
 Oversee data records. Check records to avoid duplication. Update information to reflect change of
address, death, name changes, etc.
 Provide gift reports to ED, Finance Team and Director of Mission Advancement. Provide monthly reports
for new donors, recurring donors, lapsed donors and other reports as requested
 Track donor information to include number of donors, average gift amount, average donor age,
campaign donor details, etc. to create plan for growth
 Create segmented lists for stewardship communications

Donor Relations &amp; Stewardship: 30%
 Manage the overall donor acknowledgement process ensuring that all letters are correct, meaningful,
properly laid out, and timely. Print and mail end-of-year giving letters
 Promptly return phone calls, emails, and online inquiries with requested information for donors.
 Update thank you letters at least quarterly
 Responsible for timely outreach and engagement of first time donors
 Create and manage Monthly Giving Program
 Cultivate and engage civic groups and other organizations
 Conduct tours of United Ministries for new donors, groups, and volunteers
 Speak to groups about United Ministries and host agency table at community fairs, etc.
 Coordinate with Volunteer Manager, to participate in and lead volunteer activities for groups,
sometimes on weekends or after normal business hours
 Coordinate Holiday Honor Card logistics

Communications and Marketing: 25%
 Coordinate mailings
 Work with Marketing Agency on implementation of communications strategy to regularly collect,
develop and update materials to reflect most current news, events, participant progress/success stories,
program outcomes and needs for website, social media pages, monthly print and digital newsletters to
engage supporters, partners, and constituency for up-to-date information as part of communication
strategy. Edit materials for accuracy, ease of use, and continuity
 Manage e-distribution and mailing lists. Utilize analytical tools to measure impact of email
communications. Coordinate bulk mailing process with third party vendor, including mailing lists, de-
duplication, printing, distribution and costs
 Manage printing and inventory needs for regular promotional materials including brochures, stationary,
thank you notes, business cards, and nametags
Signature Events: 10% (dependent on time of year)
 Assist in the planning and execution of 2 signature events (Uniting for Change Luncheon and Donor
Appreciation Celebration) and a variety of small events, including oversight of registration, supply orders
and promotional efforts
 Coordinate with Marketing agency to assist with the design of Save the Date messages, invitations,
social media posts, mailing lists and managing the RSVP process

Front Office Coordination and Volunteers: 5%
 Oversee the reception area -primarily through the coordination of volunteers-to ensure effective
telephone answering and communication with visitors
 Provide/coordinate reception coverage when volunteers are not here
 Provide general oversight of the administrative suite and serve as primary contact for the front door for
trouble-shooting and initial contact
 Coordinate the scheduling and training of volunteers that are used in clerical areas
 Coordinate with the Volunteer Manager to maintain updated volunteer training materials for reception
area to include instructions, program and contact information and partner resources

Position Responsibilities - Non-Essential

This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It
does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.

 Attend job related meetings
 Provide back up administrative support to other functional areas of the organization when needed to
include Executive Director, Board of Directors, Finance, and Programs
 Handle meeting set up as needed (notices, lunch orders, copies, etc.)
 Other Duties as Assigned

Essential Skills and Experience

 Bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree with equivalent professional experience
 Proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
 Social media management experience
 CRM experience preferred (Bloomerang strongly preferred)
 WordPress experience preferred
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Integrity and discretion
 Demonstrated skill with time management, planning, organization, and follow-up
 Experience with Adobe Creative Suite strongly preferred
 1-3 years of project management and/or event management experience
 1-3 years of professional fundraising and/or sales and marketing experience
 Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and willingness to communicate with a wide
variety of individuals - from individual donors and volunteers to Board of Director members
 Flexibility and willingness to take on additional duties/responsibilities
 Ability to shift priorities in a fast-paced environment
 Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
 Strong ethical standards; ability to create trust and integrity with co-workers, donors and community.
 Ability to multitask (able to navigate numerous applications and decipher information while holding a
detailed conversation)
 Attention to detail and accuracy

Beneficial Skills and Experience

 Knowledge of Bloomerang
 Experience with basic finance functions, including budgeting and reporting
 Strong public speaking skills and experience.

Director of Development -Chapman Cultural Center

b LocationDirector of DevelopmenAssociate AaGraphic GPPP<MDi Director of Development - Chapman Cultural Center

(POSTED 9/6/2023)

Position Title                        Director of Development                                

Immediate Supervisor         President/CEO

Work Schedule                     36 hours/ Some Hybrid Scheduling Available

Salary                                    $74,000-77,000

Position Status                     Full Time Exempt Position


Chapman Cultural Center is a mission-driven organization dedicated to supporting arts and cultural activities for all Spartanburg County residents. As a people-first organization, we prioritize staff well-being, work/life balance, and inclusivity. Driven, motivated, and passionate, staff works collaboratively across departments and within the community to further our mission of promoting a full creative life for all. We encourage applicants interested in amplifying our creative community and supporting arts and culture to apply.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to  Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis with review and interviews beginning October 2, 2023.

Primary Position Description

The Director of Development is responsible for the management and execution of all fundraising activities of Chapman Cultural Center (CCC) including oversight of major gift, corporate sponsorship, and annual giving programs, including the Annual Fund Campaign and its components: corporate, foundation and individual giving.  Excellent communication, marketing and writing skills required.  The Director of Development will supervise Development staff of two dedicated fundraising professionals. 

The Director of Development works closely with the President in creating and implementing an annual fundraising and stewardship plan with goals, objectives, and strategies for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual, corporate and foundation gifts.  Also, work with Marketing Director to create and refine an annual integrated communications and marketing plan to convey our mission, value, and relevance that inspires increased and new giving.

Description of Work / Primary Job Responsibilities:


·         Actively cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate, foundation and individual donors in the Upstate region looking for revenue growth and increased donor investment.

·         Oversee the design and execution of all Annual Fund campaign collateral including brochure, online giving campaigns, and direct mail solicitations, etc.

·         Execute corporate and foundation grant applications and reports and ongoing relationships. 

·         Identify and solicit sponsorships of CCC events.  Oversee sponsorship benefits to ensure that marketing and client needs are met.

·         Work with the President/CEO and Trustees to create and implement strategic plans to meet the annual and long-range revenue goals of the organization.

External Relationships/Events

·         Encourage a fundraising culture by fostering the active involvement and participation of the Board of Directors, including leading Development Committee of the Board of Trustees to successfully oversee annual campaign and stewardship activities.

·         Execute annual donor stewardship events, including managing all aspects of Leadership Giving and Major Gifts through the Peggy Gignilliat Society (donors at $1,250 and above).

·         Attend community cultural, civic and professional events and represent CCC at festivals and community meetings.

Development Management & Administration

·         Supervise all development staff.

·         Prepare and administer yearly annual giving plan and expense budget.

·         Manage donor recognition and stewardship program to retain donors and encourage increased engagement in the arts.

·         Utilize Blackbaud Razors Edge software and Donor Search to support strategic donor cultivation and solicitation; and to prepare campaign management reports, campaign forecasting, prospect tracking, etc.

·         Insure accurate and timely gift record-keeping, management of database, and all records, files, gift processing, pledge reminders and donor acknowledgements.


·         A minimum of five years’ experience in results-oriented fundraising position with experience in annual fund and major gifts

·         A strong record of campaign leadership through development, implementation and management of annual campaigns.  Expert capability to organize and implement strategies toward attainment of target goals and stretch goals.

·         Proven ability to manage staff to achieve goals and encourage teamwork.

·         Proven ability to multitask and successful event planning skills.

·         Expertise in writing donor solicitations, and acknowledgements. Proven ability to write winning grants and manage grant fulfillment.

·         High level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Blackbaud Raisers’ Edge or other CRM systems.

·         Must be able to work independently and handle confidential information and navigate sensitive situations.


The mission of Chapman Cultural Center (CCC) is to provide cultural leadership for Greater Spartanburg by developing, strengthening and promoting the scope, excellence and educational role of the arts, humanities and sciences and to further their significance in the life of our community and all of its citizens. Founded in 1968 with a current budget of $2.6 million, The Chapman Cultural Center is the oldest and largest countywide arts agency in the state of South Carolina, raising $1.3 million in grants and contributions.



b LocationDirector of DevelopmenAssociate AaGraphic GPPP<MDevelopment Coordinator - Meals On Wheels Greenville

(POSTED 9/6/2023)

Reporting to the Annual Giving Manager, this position is responsible for supporting the Development department by managing all fundraising events, assisting with donor stewardship, gift processing and development reporting.

This is a part-time position of 20 hours/week at $18.50 per hour.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing Meals on Wheels’ three
Signature Events and oversight of any 3rd party events. This position will manage all event logistics, work with vendors, and manage volunteers to ensure event success. The Development Coordinator will also be responsible for weekly stewardship to assigned donors as well as assisting with gift processing. This is a part-time, hourly/non-exempt position.

• Managing all Meals on Wheels of Greenville Signature Event logistics and day-of-event functions
• Assist with recruitment and management of committees and volunteers for all Meals on Wheels of
Greenville’s signature events
• Help maintain the master list of 100+ Sweetheart Charity Ball auction items, including item description, price, photographs and arranging pickup and delivery of items as necessary
• Assist with the creation and launch of all fundraising websites
• Support the Director of Development and Annual Giving Manager with donor reporting within giving
• Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects, as needed
• Assist with stewardship of Meals on Wheels of Greenville’s donor base
• Responsible for event silent auctions including soliciting local business donations and creating silent auction
• Attend community engagement and networking opportunities in effort to promote Meals on Wheels of
• Ability to advocate and raise awareness for the mission of Meals on Wheels of Greenville
• Other duties, as assigned

• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Ability to maintain professional mannerism and appearance
• Highly organized and detail oriented, efficient with tasks and able to prioritize assignments
• Able to maintain continuous and reliable communication with multiple parties
• Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel; Photoshop preferred but not required
• Able to travel locally
• Enthusiastic team player eager to learn and take personal initiative with tasks

• Ability to move in different positions to accomplish tasks
• Ability to stand for periods of time indoors or outdoors
• Adjusting/moving/lifting up to 25 pounds all directions

**Note: All duties and requirements stated above are essential job functions. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the staff occupying this position. Staff members may be required to perform other job-related duties by their supervisor.

• Professionalism in dress and behavior
• Customer Service - demonstrate the ability to respond with a high degree of urgency to the needs and requests of others, internally and externally. Understand the impact of your work on others.
• Maintain constructive relationships and demonstrate respect for everyone contacted.
• Willingness and ability to adjust to changing conditions or priorities.
• Take the initiative to identify and act on problems and lead by example. Consistently make decisions that resolve problems.

• Passion for MOWG's mission
• Flexible, reliable, dependable and motivated
• Hospitality, patience, attention to civility and courtesy
• Ability to be efficient and productive in a fast-paced environment

• Minimum of 2 years of college
• 3-5 years' work-related experience preferred
• Knowledge of customer service principles and practices