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Chief Executive Officer / Neon Museum
Location: Las Vegas, NV

The Neon Museum is like no other. An open-air collection of towering, classic neon signs, the Neon Museum walks its visitors through the dazzling story of Las Vegas’s one-of-a-kind contribution to national and international culture, a contribution at the vibrant intersection of art, architecture, design, and advertising. Still in its infancy, the Neon Museum has tripled visitors over the last year; has received 2 billion earned media impressions; has earned a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor; and has been singled out as an attraction worth seeing by The Guardian, USA Today, Las Vegas Review Journal, and more. The Neon Museum is looking for a Chief Executive Officer who can lead it at a defining moment in its ongoing evolution as an international destination.

The ideal CEO will feel comfortable with every aspect of selling a unique cultural institution to patrons, partners, and donors. S/he’ll have a museum background—and will be qualified to spearhead the process of achieving accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums—but s/he’ll particularly relish non-traditional collections, and will excel at marshaling their unique energy and identity to attract support from internal and external stakeholders alike. S/he’ll have the stature and sophistication to do this work in every setting, from public media appearances to the internal strategic planning process, and with every audience, from the international community that the Neon Museum attracts to the passionately invested staff that has been with the Museum from its beginning. The CEO will have a strong financial background and will be comfortable providing firm financial leadership to manage the rapidly growing earned income that the Neon Museum collects from ticket sales, film shoots, and rentals. At the same time, s/he’ll have the fundraising experience and relationship-building skills to expand that revenue by leading an upcoming $7M capital campaign and parleying it into the Museum’s first formal fundraising program.


Chief Advancement Officer / St. Michael's Abbey
Location: Silverado, CA

If you can imagine working in any development department, this job isn’t the one for you. St. Michael’s Abbey’s motto—Prepared for Every Good Work—flows from a tradition dating back more than 900 years. The Abbey is devoted not only to tradition, but to the capacity of tradition to transform the present; not only to sheltered sanctuary, but to a contemplative engagement of modern education and worldly curiosity. This delicate balance shapes every element of the Abbey’s fundraising, which is thoroughly imbued with passion for the Abbey’s mission even as it has begun to professionalize and grow. The new Chief Advancement Officer will maintain this balance while building on the Abbey’s progress over the last 2 years and accelerating its scale and pace.

 
Reporting to the Vicar for Advancement, the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) serves as the professional leader and coach to the Abbey community for its expanding fundraising and communications programs, working with Abbey and volunteer leadership to ensure that this expansion continues to support Abbey priorities. The CAO will take the lead on coordinating the Abbey’s work with CCS consultants and completing the $120M Capital Campaign, while simultaneously establishing a new advancement office that can undertake a diverse set of ongoing fundraising initiatives. The CAO is responsible for assembling and leading a professional advancement team, steering the development of an integrated set of comprehensive fundraising strategies, and crafting policies and practices to ensure the effectiveness of development initiatives.


 

Vice President Level Searches
Vice President of Campus Leadership Programs / AAUW 
Location: Washington, DC

Since its first meeting in 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been a leading catalyst for educational equity for women and girls. What began 140 years ago as a group of 17 like-minded women has grown into a powerful grassroots network with more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and more than 800 college and university partners across the United States. AAUW is among the world’s leading private funders of graduate education for women, awarding nearly $4M in fellowships and grants each year. Always active in national and state policy, in 2015 we conducted 1,200 Congressional visits to advocate for the Violence Against Women Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and other significant national policies. We delivered more than 350 AAUW Start Smart campus workshops, teaching college women how to negotiate their first salary and benefits. In 2016, we will expand this program substantially, along with its counterpart for working women, AAUW Work Smart.

AAUW is seeking a Vice President of Campus Leadership Programs will join a leadership team that encompasses ten divisions: Research; Member Leadership; Education and Engagement; Fellowships, Grants, and Global Programs; Campus Leadership; Public Policy; IT; Membership and Development; Finance; and Art and Editorial. The Vice President will lead the design, development, marketing, implementation, and assessment of a roster of programs designed to expand young women’s opportunities in non-traditional spaces. Building on AAUW’s strength in STEM and leadership programs, the VP will establish and strengthen relationships with a national network of campus and corporate collaborators; will develop overall program strategy and conduct rigorous assessments; and will take programs from pilot to model to national institutionalization. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the VP will oversee a staff that includes 5 Program Managers and 4 Program Associates, 2 Program Coordinators, and several interns. S/he will also work closely with the Member Leadership teamon the AAUW Work Smart program. By ensuring effective educational and engagement, the Vice President will support AAUW’s broader national growth in members and influence.

Vice President of Corporate Development / AAUW
Location:  Washington, DC

Since its first meeting in 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been a leading catalyst for educational equity for women and girls. What began 140 years ago as a group of 17 like-minded women has grown into a powerful grassroots network with more than 170,000 members and supporters, 1,000 local branches, and more than 800 college and university partners across the United States. AAUW is among the world’s leading private funders of graduate education for women, awarding nearly $4M in fellowships and grants each year. Always active in national and state policy, in 2015 we conducted 1,200 Congressional visits to advocate for the Violence Against Women Act, the Paycheck Fairness Act, and other significant national policies. We delivered more than 350 AAUW Start Smart campus workshops, teaching college women how to negotiate their first salary and benefits. In 2016, we will expand this program substantially, along with its counterpart for working women, AAUW Work Smart.
 
The Vice President of Corporate Development will join AAUW’s robust development department, which consists of three branches: membership and annual giving; major and planned giving; and a corporate development program. Founded just 2 years ago, the Corporate Development program has grown quickly to raise $1M in revenue this year. The program, which had developed innovative partnerships with organizations such as Symantec, Green Works, and Pantene, has great potential for continued expansion. By spearheading this expansion, the Vice President of Corporate Development will play a key role in shaping AAUW’s future. AAUW programs increasingly aim to enable women to participate as equals not only in educational spaces, but also in the workplace. Our corporate giving program is a key element of this focus and a crucial ingredient of the organization’s success.

Vice President of Philanthropy / Guideposts Foundation
Location: Danbury, CT

Founded by Norman Vincent Peale in 1945, Guideposts touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage, and uplift. The organization’s flagship magazine, Guideposts, has a paid circulation of 2 million. Its award-winning website, Guideposts.org, offers consumers the ability to choose content appropriate to their stages in life and key interests. In addition to direct-to-consumer and retail sales, Guideposts offers a variety of services to ensure its message is accessible to adults and children in need.
 
To support Guideposts' publications and programs, the Guideposts Foundation is seeking a VP of Philanthropy who is comfortable working in a sophisticated marketing operation. As a spiritual and religious organization, Guideposts has a mission-driven fundraising model that emphasizes the pursuit of holistic relationships with prospects. The next Vice President of Philanthropy will have the opportunity to design strategies to foster these relationships and to create deep engagement in the organization that expands the donor base and organically motivates increased giving levels from the highest-level donors. The VP will have access to an extensive roster of resources in achieving these goals.


Vice President of Leadership Giving / International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
Location: Chicago, IL

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is the fulfillment of the vision that Jews and Christians would come together in friendship and cooperation to heal the divide that has separated them for 2,000 years.  The Fellowship has grown under the 30-year leadership of its founder and President, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, to become the largest private charity in Israel. Its charitable programs assist the needy in Israel and more than 20 distressed countries around the world. In order to capitalize on the substantial growth and success of The Fellowship’s programmatic and fundraising initiatives over the past 33 years, the organization is seeking an accomplished and strategic Vice President of Leadership Giving to head a successful, international fundraising program. 

The Vice President will develop goals and strategies in the areas of mid-level, major, and planned giving, as well as collaborate on church fundraising initiatives that will consistently increase income generated through these channels.  S/he will manage The Fellowship’s top tier donor portfolio, including the cultivation of relationships with potential new, high-net-worth donors. Along with a small caseload of key donors and prospects, S/he will mentor and manage a major gifts team as well as oversight a Director of Planned Giving. This individual will also work collaboratively across the organization to cultivate and upgrade donors, and increase retention. S/he will report to the Global CDO and will be headquartered in Chicago, IL.


Senior Vice President, Community and Youth Engagement / Truth Initiative
Location:  Washington, DC


The truth campaign is a landmark in American culture—a groundbreaking intersection of advertising and public health that researchers believe is responsible for at least 22% of large declines in smoking rates in the early 2000s. The organization behind the campaign has for 15 years sponsored rigorous research that helps generate the campaign’s evidence-based content and contours. The commitment to facts and their attention-getting dissemination is built into the organization’s new name: the American Legacy Foundation, created in 1999 by the Master Settlement Agreement between tobacco companies and 46 states plus Washington, D.C., became Truth Initiative in September 2015.

Long recognized for media campaign innovations that have won it 7 Effie Awards—including 1 Grand Effie—and 2 Emmy Awards, the Truth Initiative is undertaking another groundbreaking effort to synthesize its media campaigns with its community-based programming in order to amplify both approaches to public health and to finish the work of creating the first tobacco-free generation. The Senior Vice President of Community and Youth Engagement will spearhead this effort to re-imagine the nature of public activism while working to save hundreds of thousands of lives. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Senior Vice President will have responsibility for four varieties of initiatives: youth activism, external community engagement initiatives and partnerships, priority populations programming, and technical assistance for program efforts. S/he will develop and refine new models of program design and implementation that advance participation in as well as the impact of all of these areas. The Senior Vice President will serve as an inspirational team builder who motivates staff to engage in this process and who identifies, recommends, and adopts the resources and tools needed to make it effective.

 

Director Level Searches
Director of Development / American Research Center in Egypt
Location:  United States
 

They have trained over 750 Egyptian archaeologists and architectural conservators with the express purpose of helping them to preserve their own cultural heritage. Their institutional members are among the leading universities and museums in the world. They count the U.S. Congress and the Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities among their strongest supporters. And they’re seeking applications for a Director of Development in the U.S.
 
The American Research Center in Egypt is looking for someone who understands the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of one of the world’s oldest civilizations, and who will work diligently to raise public awareness of and increase financial support for its mission. Where this person works is not important: ARCE is located in San Antonio, Texas, but the Director of Development will report to the Executive Director in Cairo and will travel across the U.S. and to Egypt to cultivate supporters. S/he’ll visit with members of the Egyptian diasporic community in New York, New Jersey, California, Illinois, Texas; with American corporations working in Egypt; with anyone who wants to cultivate American-Egyptian ties and protect the heritage of one of the birthplaces of human civilization. ARCE is looking for someone who can take responsibility for every element of this process, from opening doors to corporate and foundation support, to tracking down communities of interested donors, to writing case statements and grant applications. Someone who can work well with archaeologists, art historians, university administrators—members of ARCE’s Board of Governors and those who are its individual and institutional members.

Director of Annual Giving / St. Michael's Abbey
Location: Silverado, CA

If you can imagine working in any development department, this job isn’t the one for you. St. Michael’s Abbey’s motto—”Prepared for Every Good Work”—flows from a tradition dating back more than 900 years. The Abbey is devoted not only to tradition, but to the capacity of tradition to transform the present; not only to a practice of sheltered sanctuary, but to the contemplative engagement of modern education and worldly curiosity. This delicate balance shapes every element of the Abbey’s fundraising, which is thoroughly imbued with passion for the Abbey’s mission even as it has begun to professionalize and grow. The Director of Annual Giving will maintain this balance while building on the Abbey’s progress over the last 2 years and helping to accelerate its scale and pace.

Under the general direction of the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Annual Giving will be responsible for designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive annual giving program that supports St. Michaels Abbey, the seminary, and the preparatory school. Using a wide variety of modern fundraising tools, including Web capabilities, face-to-face solicitations, and direct mail, the Director will establish strategies for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals for annual gifts. The Director will focus on institutionalizing a strong annual giving fund, increasing the fund’s size, and building a major donor pipeline. S/he will have regular contact with St. Michael’s Abbey Foundation Board of directors; leaders and priests of the Norbertine Order; alumni and parents of the preparatory school; and other external constituents.


Director of Development / Urban Institute
Location: Washington, DC

The Urban Institute was founded by President Lyndon Johnson in 1968 to advance understanding of the challenges facing America’s cities. In the decades since, the Urban Institute has earned a reputation for research that blends academic rigor with on-the-ground collaborations with policymakers, community leaders, and the private sector. The result is more than 300 publications issued each year that generate practical policy solutions in city halls and state houses, in Congress and the White House, and in emerging democracies around the world. Over the last 3 years, the Urban Institute has invested in new resources and systems to facilitate a transition to a diversified fundraising program. Urban is working to strengthen foundation relationships in the midst of shifting foundation priorities and the emergence of many new players, while also growing its corporate and individual funder base. 

Urban is seeking a Director of Development who will be a key partner in all aspects of its continued transformation of fundraising. The successful Director of Development will be an experienced and strategic fundraising generalist with a strong knowledge of how to manage relationships both internally and externally. S/he will have a record as a trusted partner to senior leaders, a diplomatic negotiator of internal change, and a compelling representative to potential donors and partners. S/he will have the full set of skills required to secure major institutional donations, from identifying a next generation of prospects to building relationships with foundation staff to writing clear and convincing proposals, and s/he will combine those skills with experience identifying, cultivating, and soliciting individual donors. S/he will be able to develop a strong understanding of the Urban Institute’s research programs in order to identify and pursue new funding models to advance the organization’s work.

 
Director of Programs / Vitamin Angels
Location:  Santa Barbara, CA

In less than 20 years, Vitamin Angels has become the second-largest non-profit mobilizer and distributor of vitamin A in the world. More than 190 million children under the age of five suffer from vitamin A, iron, and zinc deficiency worldwide. These deficiencies leave children highly susceptible to common infections—such as measles and acute respiratory ailments—that lead to blindness, severe illness, and frequently death. Vitamin Angels has delivered life-saving and life-changing vitamins to over 45 million children, new mothers, and pregnant women in more than 50 countries. A panel of expert economists has twice ranked this mission the single most important solution to the world’s greatest development challenges.

With its tremendous growth, Vitamin Angels is poised to expand our field partners and foster increasingly self-reliant networks among them in order to improve the life expectancy, health, education, and earning potential of millions around the world. We are seeking a Director of Programs who will be an integral part of our leadership team and take primary responsibility for the continued transformation and expansion of the two most critical elements of our work: a complex global distribution network of 700 NGOs and a rigorous model of program assessment. The Director will identify, recommend, pursue, and evaluate powerful new opportunities in both our distribution and assessment programs. The Director will have the opportunity to provide strong personal as well as operational leadership to a talented and accomplished team that includes a Senior Program Manager, a Manager of Technical Services, and the larger Program Division staff. S/he will enjoy a public profile as a compelling VA representative to national governments, technical counterpart agencies, bi-lateral and multi-lateral agencies, field partners, and manufacturing partners.

Professional Level Searches

Senior Manager, Development Operations & Donor Stewardship / Partnership for Public Service
Location: Washington, DC

A resolutely non-partisan organization, the Partnership for Public Service is devoted not to big government nor to small government but to good government—to recruiting talented civil servants and creating the conditions for them to do their best work for our country. The Partnership’s own high-quality workplace has won public recognition: it was designated one of the best places to work in DC in 2015 by both The Washington Post and the Non-Profit Times. The Partnership is seeking a Senior Manager, Development Operations & Major Gifts who can join this workplace and contribute passionately to the organization’s mission.
 
The Senior Manager, Development will be equally comfortable building and analyzing systems behind-the-scenes and working as a frontline fundraiser to cultivate and solicit donors. S/he’ll have a record of winning foundation grants and growing a major gifts programs, which is what s/he’ll be doing at the Partnership. In this highly collaborative organization, s/he’ll work closely with the Vice President for Development and other senior staff members, the Development team,  and the Communications team—as well as with staff throughout the organization—to help design and implement a 3-year plan to increase charitable revenue from $6M today to $8.5M in 2018. This revenue, from foundations, individuals, and corporations, supplements the Partnership’s government revenue to help sustain cutting-edge research, advocacy efforts, leadership training, and work with federal agencies and presidential administrations. The Senior Manager will ensure the Partnership effectively tracks, analyzes, and manages the fundraising process, from pipeline management to donor stewardship, to support these goals. Like the rest of the diverse staff at the Partnership, s/he will be a consummate team player who sees an inclusive workspace as an asset in the decision-making process. S/he will also be a polished and articulate ambassador to high-level supporters for both the Partnership and its mission.


Senior Development Officers / Wildlife Conservation Society
Location: New York, NY
 

Founded in 1895, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) works to save wildlife and wild places around the globe. Since its founding, WCS has marshaled the power of its global conservation work and the management of its five parks in New York City to create the world’s most comprehensive conservation organization. WCS currently manages about 500 conservation projects in more than 60 countries, and educates 4 million visitors each year at its five living institutions in New York City. It operates country offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and North America, and manages more than 200 million acres of protected lands around the world.

To advance its work, the Wildlife Conservation Society is seeking three Senior Development Officers for the Northeast Region:

Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts -- Global Conservation Program (New York)
Under the supervision of the Senior Director, Regional Strategy & Development, the SDO will actively identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual and family foundation prospects and donors in the New York City region. S/he will focus on soliciting gifts of $25K+ to support all WCS program areas, with particular emphasis on both restricted and flexible support for the Global Conservation Program. The SDO will collaborate effectively with other Senior Development Officers and will leverage senior WCS leaders throughout this process.

Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts -- Global Conservation Program (East Coast)

Under the supervision of the Senior Director, Regional Strategy & Development, the SDO will actively identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual and family foundation prospects and donors along the East Coast. S/he will focus on soliciting gifts of $25K+ to support all WCS program areas, with particular emphasis on both restricted and flexible support for the Global Conservation Program. The SDO will collaborate effectively with other Senior Development Officers and will leverage senior WCS leaders throughout this process.

Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts -- Zoos and Aquarium

Under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Advancement, the SDO will actively identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual and family foundation prospects and donors. S/he will focus on soliciting gifts of $25K+ to support all WCS program areas, with particular emphasis on both restricted and flexible support for zoological parks and their programs. The SDO will collaborate effectively with other Senior Development Officers and will leverage senior WCS leaders throughout this process.


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