|Senior Portfolio Manager (Ocean)||Ocean Conservancy||
The world’s oceans are central to the most important food, energy, and resource challenges of the 21st century. They are also under continuous threat—from rising temperatures, commercial fishing, energy production, and pollution.
Ocean Conservancy mobilizes science-based solutions to the largest contemporary challenges to conserving the world’s oceans. Working in 6 core areas—Trash Free Seas, Sustainable Fisheries, Restoring the Gulf, Confronting Ocean Acidification, Smart Ocean Planning, and Protecting the Arctic—Ocean Conservancy conducts research, partnership-building, public education, and advocacy to protect oceans and the people who depend on them.
To advance its mission, Ocean Conservancy is seeking to hire a Senior Portfolio Manager, Foundation & Government Grants. The Senior Portfolio Manager has the chance to work closely with scientists and government relations staff on a dedicated set of programmatic areas. Reporting to the Director of Foundation and Government Relation, the Senior Portfolio Manager coordinates scientists, the executive leadership team, and communications and finance colleagues to develop timely, accessible, and compelling communications for a docket of foundation and government donors. The Foundation and Government Relations team is a fast-paced, mission-driven group of professionals that works flexibly to meet firm deadlines. The Senior Portfolio Manager plays a key role in making Ocean Conservancy’s work possible.
The ideal Senior Portfolio Manager will be an excellent writer with prior experience in an organization conducting scientific research and/or public policy advocacy. Some experience in fundraising and knowledge of government grants is preferred. Specific qualifications include:
|Director of Development (USTA)||USTA Mid-Atlantic Section||
The United States Tennis Association’s Mid-Atlantic Section is seeking its first Director of Development to help it make the tennis court a place of diversity and social opportunity.
Tennis can be both an opportunity and an obstacle: a sport that challenges people physically, emotionally, and mentally, giving them confidence and skills that serve them far beyond the court—but only for those who can surmount the sometimes-considerable financial and geographic barriers to participation. USTA MAS works to bring the opportunity of tennis to every community and to engage underserved populations.
USTA MAS has had great success in bringing this commitment to life. The section undertook a major organizational refresh in 2016, turning a 501(c)4 and (c)3 into a newly-consolidated (c)3 with a new Board and staff structure. Under the leadership of CEO Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, the newly-structured USTA MAS has undertaken key steps to consolidate its strategic priorities and to build communications, marketing, and fundraising programs that advance them. It introduced the TGA enrichment program, which brings after-school tennis programming to nearly 4,000 children at locations throughout Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia and began a multi-year process to open a new facility that reaches people without historical access to tennis.
Today USTA MAS is hiring its first professional Director of Development to build a comprehensive private fundraising program that engages people in every community in the sport of tennis. Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer and working in partnership with both the CEO and Board of Directors, the Director will take the lead on building relationships and systems to sustain a thriving donor pipeline at all levels, including annual, major, and corporate giving and special events. The Director will be the key internal advisor on development efforts and a primary ambassador to prospects and donors.
The ideal Director of Development will have:
|Head of Development (United States) (St Andrews)||University of St Andrews||
Scotland’s first university is seeking a Head of Development (United States) to capitalize on historic ties to the U.S. to lead a significant expansion of its U.S.-based fundraising program.
Founded in 1413, the University of St Andrews is the most international of Scotland’s universities, with a diverse and international community of over 10,500 students and staff. This community has long-standing connections to the United States: currently about 17% of students are drawn from the U.S. and more than 6,000 alumni live in North America, representing more than 10% of living graduates.
St Andrews has cultivated alumni in North America for more than 30 years. A recent study by Marts and Lundy shows that it secures greater average cohort giving than other major U.K. universities, and notes that there is significant potential for growth. The University’s rising popularity—especially at elite private schools in the Northeast, California and Texas—and a growing community of U.S.-based alumni and parents make this a propitious time to invest in a comprehensive U.S.-based fundraising effort that enhances engagement, builds career networks, and increases donations.
St Andrews is assembling a strategic U.S. development team to partner with U.K. staff on ambitious new revenue goals. The U.S. team will include the Head of Development, the Alumni and Family Programme Manager, and two major gifts officers to be added later on the East and West Coasts. By fostering life-long relationships with parents, alumni and select institutions, the team will provide critical support for the University’s ambitious new strategic plan. The plan features the development of a new College—the first new academic quadrangle at St Andrews in 300 years, to be developed on the site of an historic school established in town in 1844.
Based from home—with a strong preference for an East Coast location—the Head will work closely with the Development Office at St Andrews, led by the Director of Development, as well as the Principal and Vice-Chancellor and the Vice Principal (International Strategy and External Relations) to secure breakthrough gifts that provide the energy and momentum to achieve the University’s vision.
|East Coast, U.S.||Director|
|Director of Estate Planning (HRC)||Human Rights Campaign||
The Human Rights Campaign is seeking a Director of Estate Planning to honor the legacy of donors who have spent decades laying the groundwork for remarkable progress toward LGBTQ equality.
The Human Rights Campaign Fund was founded by Steve Endean in 1980 as one of the first gay and lesbian political action committees in the U.S. The Fund’s original mission was to provide financial support to political candidates who supported gay civil rights legislation. It quickly rose to prominence—after its first election cycle in 1982, it was the country’s 17th largest independent PAC. In 1995, under Executive Director Elizabeth Birch, the organization expanded its reach far beyond political lobbying, building sophisticated research, communications, marketing, and public relations functions. The transformation paved the way for HRC to become what it is today: the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans, with 3 million members and supporters nationwide. While HRC has won significant legal protections for LGBTQ citizens, its goal is to achieve a world in which LGBTQ people are free not just under the law but in their daily lives—at home, at work, and in every community.
HRC has a comprehensive revenue program that generates more than $56M, with $40M from private contributions. Its planned giving program has about 1,500 donors and a robust pipeline of several thousand more across the country. Those who make a planned gift to HRC have often spent decades living in a system of second-class legal citizenship while laying the groundwork for the remarkable progress toward LGBTQ equality that has been achieved in the U.S. today. The planned giving staff honors their legacy by working closely with them to preserve HRC’s ability to protect their victories and to confront evolving challenges. A robust direct marketing effort supports the frontline planned giving fundraising staff, who work with estate attorneys on bequests that can sometimes require navigating the complexities of tax law and of family dynamics at the same time.
The Director of Estate Planning will collaborate to help grow and expand HRC’s robust planned giving program. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Director is responsible for strategy, administration, and overall management of the program, including the program’s overall direction, the establishment of short- and long-term goals, and key initiatives. The Director also participates actively in fundraising, with responsibility for developing prospect lists, managing donor cultivation, and properly stewarding existing donors. The Director supervises one staff member and works regularly with the major gifts team, the stewardship manager, and members of HRC’s senior leadership team.
|Development Officer (FFAR)||Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research||
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is seeking a Development Officer to help build a comprehensive fundraising program that supports efforts to create a 21st-century food system that can sustainably feed a projected 9.7 billion people by 2050.
FFAR builds unique partnerships to support innovative and actionable science addressing 21st-century food and agriculture challenges. The Foundation was established by the federal Farm Bill passed in 2014 and charged with complementing and furthering the important work of the U.S. Department of Agriculture by supporting agricultural research activities focused on addressing key problems of national and international significance.
The bill creating FFAR established an original budget of $200M for investment in research and charged FFAR with leveraging those funds with equal or matching non-federal dollars. This budget, which will fund FFAR’s operations through 2019, has been paired with $90M in matching support in FFAR’s first two years. As the renewal of federal funding is debated in the Congressional budget and appropriations process, FFAR has simultaneously begun building a private philanthropy program to create an independent financial reserve. The goal of the development department is to increase annual non-matching gifts and grants to $15M.
FFAR is seeking a Development Officer to help build a comprehensive private fundraising program. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Officer is responsible for proactively cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors and prospects to secure significant programmatic support as well as unrestricted revenue. As a key member of the development team, the Officer will independently manage a donor portfolio and work closely with the Director to plan and implement FFAR’s overall programmatic giving and fundraising strategy. The Officer plays an important role in ensuring FFAR raises the necessary funds to support its operations and programs.
Minimum qualifications include:
|Vice President/Chief Advancement Officer (Montpelier)||James Madison's Montpelier||
The historical home of Montpelier celebrates James Madison for creating one of the world’s most powerful ideas: government by the people—all of whom are presumed to be created equal. As one of the most distinctive historic landmarks in the United States, Montpelier is not just the home of one of America’s Founding Fathers, it is a memorial to James Madison and to the Enslaved Community who toiled on his estate; it’s an ongoing archaeological dig that tells us more about 18th-century life every day; and it’s an active center of constitutional learning that equips everyone from educators to law enforcement officers to participate in the work of democracy.
The advancement program at Montpelier is poised for great success. Under the leadership of President/CEO Kat Imhoff, Montpelier has become a leader in research on slavery in the Early Republic and caught the attention of patriotic philanthropist David Rubinstein, whose $10M gift in 2014 jumpstarted efforts to reconstruct the landscape of slavery at Montpelier and to fully furnish James Madison’s home. Kat is an active member of a fundraising team that has raised more than $38M since 2012, and is seeking an accomplished partner and team leader to build on a history of growth.
The Montpelier Foundation is seeking a Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer to lead the design and execution of a world-class fundraising program that helps deepens understanding of and participation in democracy. Reporting to the President/CEO, the VP/CAO oversees and manages fundraising for the Montpelier Foundation at James Madison’s Montpelier, promoting financial success and pursuit of the mission. The VP supervises the Development Department in the execution of strategic plans and budgets for the overall advancement of the Foundation. S/he is a key member of Montpelier’s senior staff and is integrally involved with marketing, communications, Board relations, visitation, and ensuring the overall health and vibrancy of James Madison’s Montpelier.
The ideal candidate will have:
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|Director of Development and Communications (RI)||Relief International||
Relief International is a leading non-profit organization that works in the most fragile settings in the world to relieve poverty, ensure well-being, and advance dignity. It it seeking a Director of Development and Communications to develop the first strategic vision for both functions, ensuring that they are positioned to sharply define and promote RI’s national brand, broaden its visibility, and attract significant support and resources.
RI goes where other organizations do not —to places where people are grappling with conflict, natural disasters, and chronic poverty. The programs it delivers blend humanitarian aid and development efforts to provide immediate services and lay the groundwork for long-term impact. RI’s signature approach—the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, integration of services, strategic partnerships, and civic skills, in an approach that empowers communities to find, design, and implement solutions that work for them—and for generations to come.
While the development program at Relief International is embryonic, it has achieved some important early successes. Thanks to the work of a communications team that has taken the initiative to pursue digital fundraising initiatives, the program has demonstrated potential for significant growth in both public relations and development. During Relief International’s 2015 strategic planning process, Nancy and the RI Board of Directors made building a development program a priority for the organization.
As the first person to hold this new position, the Director will design and execute RI’s first comprehensive fundraising strategy to build the individual supporter base, convert supporters to small- dollar and major donors, and cultivate select foundations and corporations in the U.S. and U .K. The Director will provide oversight for both fundraising and communications staff. The Director of Development and Communications will report to the CEO, engage and support the Advancement Committee of the Board of Directors, and work with senior staff on special fundraising initiatives.
|Director of Individual Giving (NWLC)||National Women's Law Center||
The National Women’s Law Center is seeking a Director of Individual Giving to capitalize on fundraising opportunities emerging from new leadership, partnerships, and media coverage.
The National Women’s Law Center has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advance for women and families for more than 45 years. Its work depends on generous donors who contribute funds, knowledgeable professionals who donate their expertise, and visible supporters who amplify messaging to marshal public support. The Center secured over $13.7 million in contributions and grants, including $2.5 million of donated services, for the year ending June 30, 2017; ran press relations that secured visibility in the New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, NPR, Vogue, and The Washington Post, among other major media outlets; and waged successful grassroots and digital campaigns. The Center is currently hiring a Senior Vice President of External Affairs who will take the lead in building the staff and strategies necessary to expand visibility and philanthropic support across the country.
As part of this expansion, the National Women’s Law Center seeks a talented and experienced Director of Individual Giving to serve as a key member of a team that is expanding networks of and deepening relationships with individual, corporate, law firm, and foundation donors for this leading women’s rights organization. Working in close partnership with the Center’s leadership and Board, the Director of Individual Giving will develop and implement a strategic plan to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, donors at all giving levels, and will personally manage relationships with 100+ prospects and donors capable of giving at least $10,000. The Center’s growing individual giving program needs a dedicated staff person to lead and integrate these efforts, manage donor relationships in a more systematic and sustained way, and identify potential new supporters, resulting in improved donor retention rates, a broader base of donors, and significantly increased revenue in the years to come.
Ideal qualifications include:
|Development Assistant to the President (AFIA)||American Feed Industry Association||
The U.S. feed industry is responsible for the safety and nutritional value of vast quantities of the nation’s food supply. The association representing that industry seeks a Development Assistant to the President to help build support for the identification and promotion of best practices at the state and national levels.
The American Feed Industry Association is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative, and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. AFIA’s members today include more than 670 domestic and international companies and state, regional, and national associations that contribute to food and feed safety, nutrition and the environment, and the production of healthy, wholesome meat, milk, fish, and eggs. More than 75 percent of the commercial feed in the U.S. is manufactured by AFIA members, who also make major contributions to the U.S. economy.
In the contemporary consumer environment, representing the American feed industry means protecting the quality of information available to consumers about its practices and impact. The Institute for Feed Education and Research, AFIA’s foundation, was established in 2009 to safeguard the integrity of that information. Over the next several years, AFIA and IFEEDER have embarked on an effort to expand internal operations and external support for IFEEDER’s work.
The Development Assistant to the President will provide extensive support for this effort by providing support to the chief executives of both AFIA and IFEEDER. The Assistant will play a key role in three primary areas: (1) working to build the development program of IFEEDER; (2) providing broad logistical support for the AFIA and IFEEDER chief executives’ activities; and (3) helping to support the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees.
The Assistant’s specific qualifications include:
|Chief Advancement Officer (Concern)||Concern Worldwide||
Concern Worldwide U.S. is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to help expand its life-changing programs to all corners of the globe.
Concern Worldwide U.S. is part of a global community of humanitarians, partners, community members, supporters, donors, and volunteers who share a common vision of a world where no one lives in poverty, fear, or oppression. Concern’s mission is to help people living in extreme poverty achieve major improvements in their lives that last and spread organically, without ongoing support from Concern. Concern acts as a partner, not an aid-giver, working collaboratively to ensure that people living in extreme poverty are able to meet their basic needs, achieve their rights, and manage their development. To achieve this world-changing vision, Concern addresses the root causes of extreme poverty, engaging in long-term development work and responding to emergency situations wherever change is needed.
Concern Worldwide is celebrating its 50th anniversary, upcoming in 2018, with a framework to significantly expand its work and impact as economic crisis and global conflict make poverty a continued challenge. To help advance these goals, Concern U.S. has increased its own support of Concern programs. Operating under its own strategic plan, Concern U.S. has committed itself to expanding its visibility and support for Concern’s global mission to end poverty. Its 4-year strategy, implemented beginning in January 2015, aims to double Concern U.S.’s revenue to $50 million by 2018.
To accomplish this, Concern U.S. is seeking a Chief Advancement Officer to create and implement a comprehensive strategy that grows the organization’s private donor base and increases both individual and institutional revenue, expanding reach and impact. Reporting to the CEO, the CAO is responsible for leading a small senior fundraising team to employ a full range of integrated fundraising initiatives that leverage all available resources—including large-scale communications platforms, personal networks, and program-specific engagement opportunities—to grow four major revenue streams: individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
|New York, NY||C-suite|
|Director of Global Fundraising and Communications (Evidence Action)||Evidence Action||
A leader in proven data-driven, evidenced-based solutions to global poverty is seeking a Director of Global Fundraising and Communications to lead its outreach and development efforts.
Evidence Action aims to be a global leader in creating opportunity and improving the lives of millions trapped in poverty around the world. True to its name, Evidence Action works seamlessly across program data and program delivery, collecting and analyzing facts to build evidence-based and cost-effective initiatives that can be scaled up to reduce the burden of poverty. Armed with this approach, funders and program officers allocate resources where they can have the greatest impact around the world.
In the four years since its 2013 founding, Evidence Action has already established flagship programs that treat widespread and potentially dire problems with simple, scalable solutions. Deworm the World and Dispensers for Safe Water, its two founding programs, have increased their reach 5-fold to help more than 200 million people in 2017. To meet its own high standards of program development and delivery, Evidence Action is building systems to make its success renewable and to sustain a pipeline of innovative, life-saving programs. The organization has adopted an ambitious set of program development targets for 2020, including full-scale implementation of 4 to 5 new programs. Its traditional sources of support, including grants, individual giving campaigns, and charity aggregators, will need to be expanded to support its new programs.
Evidence Action is seeking a Director of Global Fundraising and Communications to build a professional fundraising program that supports its ambitions. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director will support communications and fundraising by the CEO and Board of Directors, lead a team of fundraising and communications professionals based in Washington, D.C., and collaborate with program leads and with Africa- and India-based communications staff. The Director will provide leadership for global activities and programs that diversify and grow financial support and cultivate long-term partnerships with donors and influencers to strengthen the Evidence Action brand.
The ideal Director will have:
|Senior Development Director (Sitar Arts Center)||Sitar Arts Center||
A community leader in enriching arts education is seeking a seasoned Development Director to expand support for its quality programs.
Sitar Arts Center transforms the lives of children and teens born into a world of unequal access to opportunity. Sitar envisions a city that considers high-quality arts education and transformative arts experiences to be essential for all. It delivers those experiences to vulnerable, financially disadvantaged children and teens, engaging them in the highest-quality visual, performing, and digital arts in order to help them learn about themselves and gain critical life skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. Sitar creates community for these children and their families and is an untiring voice on their behalf. Sitar depends on an active fundraising program that keeps tuition low and ensures no child is turned away because of an inability to pay. Since 2010, Sitar’s fundraising program has doubled philanthropic revenue to secure approximately $1.8M from all constituencies. To support its continued growth, Sitar will build a donor pipeline and major gifts program that increases the number of individual donors giving at the $5K+ level and lays a foundation to secure 5- and 6-figure individual gifts.
Sitar Arts Center is seeking to hire a Senior Development Director responsible for developing this fundraising plan. Reporting to the Executive Director and serving on the senior leadership team, the Senior Director is primarily responsible for developing a vision to expand a fundraising program that generates 90% of the Center’s revenue and to make the quality of Sitar’s operations equal to the passion of its mission. The Senior Director is primarily responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a diverse portfolio of major donors; for leading a department of two full-time employees in executing a comprehensive development program; and for serving as the development department’s liaison to Sitar’s marketing, finance, and program teams.
The ideal Senior Development Director will have:
|President & CEO (Vermont Public Radio)||Vermont Public Radio||
A trend-setting public radio station and leading source of award winning news is seeking its next President & CEO at Vermont Public Radio.
In 2017, Vermont Public Radio celebrates its 40th anniversary as one of the most respected public media institutions in the country. Covering all of Vermont as well as parts of New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Quebec, VPR has one of the highest per capita listening rates of any public radio station in the country. More than one-quarter of Vermont residents tune in to its radio shows every week and its presence draws listeners and readers from across the nation. An essential, trusted, and independent voice for news, information, music, and culture, VPR has made a renewed commitment to take risks that honor everyone’s narratives, connect a diversity of voices, and sustain a culture of stewardship and resilience in Vermont that serves as a model for the nation.
VPR has pursued great change over the last three years, positioning the organization to respond to continued shifts in the creation and dissemination of public media. In 2016, VPR led a comprehensive strategic planning process that engaged stakeholders from every part of the state—listeners, staff, and members of VPR’s Board of Directors. The resulting plan articulates VPR’s vision of public media as audiences, funding, and technologies continue to evolve. VPR’s news team was reorganized in 2017 to begin implementing the plan. And VPR successfully completed a $10 million capital campaign, expanding into a new state-of-the-art home from which it will enact its plan and vision.
VPR is seeking a President & Chief Executive Officer to lead it through this period of tremendous change and opportunity. Reporting to the Board of Directors and working closely with a four-member senior leadership team, the CEO sets the standard for engaging a 60-member staff in executing a strategic vision of public media in the 21st century. The CEO will direct the dynamic and innovative implementation of VPR’s strategic plan, fostering the collaborative development of integrated programmatic and business initiatives that expand listenership and financial support.
|Corporate Director (AAUW)||AAUW||
One of the nation’s leading nonpartisan gender equity organizations is seeking a Director, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships (Corporate Director) to help take advantage of a pivotal opportunity to expand its impact.
AAUW is a pioneering organization dedicated to advancing equity and education for women and girls and empowering them to reach their highest potential. What began in 1881 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 recently completed a CEO transition designed to steer the organization in new directions as its demographics and the public policy challenges it confronts continue to evolve.
CEO Kimberly Churches has begun a robust strategic planning process that will weave all of AAUW’s initiatives into a clear and compelling voice that advances non-partisan engagement with members and other stakeholders in an increasingly polarized and still inequitable political and socio-economic environment. The Corporate Director will help advance this effort by building collaborative partnerships that create new programmatic opportunities and enable women to participate as equals not only in educational spaces but also in the workplace.
The Corporate Director is responsible for expanding and managing a portfolio of corporate and foundation donors, cultivating lasting partnerships that generate five-to seven-figure investments and create new programmatic opportunities. Reporting to the Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships and supervising a Development Associate, the Corporate Director conducts sustained outreach to corporate and foundation prospects and develops a comprehensive suite of funding opportunities—including gifts, grants, sponsorships, and cause marketing initiatives—to maximize support and deepen engagement.
The Director’s specific qualifications include:
|Senior Vice President of External Affairs (NWLC)||National Women's Law Center||
An organization that has been winning legal fights for women’s rights for more than 40 years is seeking a Senior Vice President of External Affairs to help meet the new legal challenges women face in the 21st century.
The National Women’s Law Center has been on the frontlines of nearly every major advance for women and families for more than 45 years. Its work depends on generous donors who contribute funds, knowledgeable professionals who donate their expertise, and visible supporters who amplify messaging to marshal public support. The Center secured over $13.7 million in contributions and grants, including $2.5 million of donated services, for the year ending June 30, 2017; ran press relations that secured visibility in the New York Times, CNN, The Guardian, NPR, Vogue, and The Washington Post, among other major media outlets, and waged successful grassroots and digital campaigns.
Today the Center is seeking a Senior Vice President of External Affairs to grow the Center’s profile and expand individual engagement with the organization by sharply defining the Center’s national brand, broadening its visibility, and attracting significant support and resources to advance its strategic goals.
Reporting to the COO and Chief of Staff, the SVP will oversee the Vice President of Communications and the Vice President of Development and the integration of their departments’ public-facing and individual engagement and will lead efforts to assess, design, and develop the infrastructure for a best-in-class integrated external affairs division. With oversight of annual and major giving from all constituencies as well as art production, supporter engagement, digital campaigns, and media relations, the SVP will ensure that the departments are designed and empowered to execute smart collaborative outreach and engagement initiatives, building a broad base of support for a mission with high-stakes impact on millions of women and their families. The SVP also will expand broad cross-organizational external affairs efforts, such as developing a stronger grasstops program.
The ideal Senior Vice President of External Affairs will have:
|Washington, DC||Vice President|
|Director of Development Southeast (OS)||Operation Smile||
With 45 minutes and $240, Operation Smile changes children’s lives. That’s the amount of time and money it can take to repair a cleft lip or cleft palate, a facial deformity that causes malnourishment, speech impediments, and social ostracism. Most organizations would be satisfied repairing that damage alone, but Operation Smile goes further. It has turned its hundreds of medical missions around the world into the backbone for a set of programs that engage student leaders as mission volunteers, use missions to provide medical training to local doctors and nurses, and advocate for a right to safe, well-timed surgery around the world.
Operation Smile is seeking a Development Director who can engage new sources of support for this mission. The Director will galvanize Operation Smile’s loosely distributed supporters in the Southeast region of the U.S. into an organized network of major donors. The ideal Director will be someone who has encountered Operation Smile before and who will be able to tell a compelling story to prospects about what fuels his or her own passion for the mission. S/he will bring strong fundraising, relationship-building, and story-telling skills to the job, but s/he’ll have plenty of institutional support from Operation Smile: a prospect researcher, a stewardship team, and an existing portfolio of 100 prospects. The ideal Director will relish the prospect of being able to take that portfolio and run with it by focusing on donor cultivation and solicitation, traveling regularly to meet donors throughout the Southeast, and of weaving new nodes of financial support and engagement into Operation Smile’s network wherever s/he goes. S/he will have a record not only of having done these things before, but of having done them in a way that increased a donor base and revenue, preferably for an organization in the Southeast region.
|, FL or GA||Director|
|Director of Development (Boys Home)||Boys Home||
All successful men were once boys, but not all boys become successful men. Boys Home of Virginia strives to provide positive role models and supportive services that enable under-privileged boys to be successful and to become role models themselves. Boys Home is seeking a Director of Development to advance this effort.
For over a century, Boys Home has provided care for young men in a healthy, supportive residential environment, offering services and guidance that help every resident develop his spiritual, mental, physical, and social potential to become a satisfied and productive member of society. Operating on the five core values of Respect, Wisdom, Discipline, Curiosity, and Responsibility, Boys Home provides a rich learning and nurturing environment that embodies the best values it seeks to promote in the young men that it cares for.
Boys Home of Virginia has recently made two major strategic changes to achieve this goal: it has transformed itself from a transitional residential home to a degree-granting educational institution while also developing a new trade program that lets boys pursue technical careers as well as further educational opportunities. As it implements these transformations, it seeks new funding models to support their success.
The Director of Development will serve as the primary strategic architect of a comprehensive development program that aims to gradually and sustainably double annual philanthropic revenue over the next 3 to 5 years. Boys Home’s development department currently secures approximately $1.2M from grants, direct mail appeals aligned with holidays and school functions, and a small group of planned giving donors. Working closely with the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director, the Director of Development will lead a team of three fundraisers in the design and execution of a plan to expand current initiatives and build a major gifts program that sustains Boys Home for generations to come.
The ideal Director of Development will have:
|Executive Director (Family Star)||Family Star Montessori School||
Family Star Montessori School is one of the only Montessori-based Head Start early childhood programs in the country. With a more than quarter-century history of transformative education for children, mothers, and families, Family Star is seeking an Executive Director to bring together its unique range of stakeholders in order to continue to provide critical life-changing support for the local Denver community while building a national reputation.
The leaders, staff, and volunteers at Family Star Montessori School are devoted to unlocking children’s potential through a wide range of programs that encourage discovery and exploration, both at Family Star’s locations and in children’s own homes. The programs the school offers serves infants, toddlers, and preschoolers from infancy to age 6 in a year-round, full-day Montessori/Head Start and Early Head Start setting. Their success depends on partnerships among Family Star’s many stakeholders and on the development of sustainable funding models capable of withstanding changes in funding levels in the federal Head Start program.
Family Star is seeking an Executive Director who will be its chief collaborator, responsible for braiding together the school’s Board, teachers, parents, funders, and community partners into one cohesive community working to enhance and promote a best-in-class early child development model. Reporting to both the Board of Directors and Policy Council in a shared governance structure, the Executive Director leads the organization to make smart investments in the Family Star team; engages all team members in the ongoing development and promotion of high-quality programs; and motivates and empowers people to do their best work to execute them. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for securing diversified streams of external funding to support the team and to attracting national recognition of its innovations and accomplishments.
The ideal candidate will have: