Current Opportunities – Nonprofit Job Search

The nonprofit job search can be challenging, from both the employer and candidate sides of the process.

Advance your career by utilizing the candidate services available from nonprofit headhunters at Management Recruiters - Mid Hudson Valley. We not only post current openings for both entry-level and nonprofit management jobs but also help you land the job with our candidate preparation assistance. Additionally, our firm provides resources to make relocation more manageable, so your nonprofit job search ends with a seamless transition into your new role within an organization.

If you are looking for a role to get your foot in the door somewhere or are looking for nonprofit management jobs, review the current opportunities available below. If you are qualified for any of these positions, please submit your resume to us.

VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS - MONTGOMERY COLLEGE FOUNDATION - BASED IN ROCKVILLE, MD

VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT & ALUMNI RELATIONS

Based in Rockville, MD

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley is an executive search firm focused solely in serving the nonprofit sector.  We have a national practice and the large majority of our placements are executive leadership and senior fundraising professionals.

Our client is Montgomery College, a community college of more than 60,000 students in Montgomery County, MD. The College is seeking a Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations who also serves as the Executive Director of the Montgomery College Foundation. The position is a College employee.

The Montgomery College Foundation ( https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/alumni-friends-donors/foundation). supports the mission and vision of Montgomery College. Private donations from local businesses, foundations, community leaders, alumni, and college faculty and staff are instrumental in providing scholarships and programs that make Montgomery College relevant to the students and communities it serves.

The philanthropic dollars directly benefit the College’s students, programs, and capital projects. For example, through the work of the Development office, the Montgomery College Foundation is able to award over $2.5 Million in scholarships annually to over 2,100 students to be able to afford to attend college. The Foundation also helps provide experiential learning and professional development opportunities for students and staff that would not be available otherwise.

The College has retained us to recruit and place a Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations (Vice President) with them.

Position Overview

The position oversees the Montgomery College Foundation (philanthropic) as an institutionally related Foundation (501(c)(3)IRF). This position is responsible for soliciting private support to benefit the College and for managing and investing the philanthropic resources through the Montgomery College Foundation. The position also oversees the Office of Alumni Relations which manages the Montgomery College Alumni Association and its respective board. The Vice President oversees 14 development, alumni relations and foundation finance staff.

Key Responsibilities

The Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations of Montgomery College leads the Office of Development.

 

  • Oversees and directs the creation and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy that will sustain and increase philanthropy in accordance with established priorities.
  • Ensures the success of ongoing fundraising efforts at the $5 Million – $8 Million per year level. Develops the next comprehensive philanthropic campaign and implements the campaign over 5-7 year time span. Oversees donor cultivation and stewardship, planned giving opportunities and scholarship development.
  • Engages and involves the College President in the cultivation and solicitation of 25-30 influential leaders and prospects at the $250,000+ giving capacity level. Involves other senior leaders across the College in major gift solicitations of $50,000 or more.
  • Develops relationships between persons of influence and the College and the Foundation. Solicits influential leaders for financial support, advocacy, and involvement in Board and other volunteer roles.
  • Involves the Foundation Board in the identification, cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospective donors.
  • Manages 40-50 prospects personally. Makes 5-7 visits per month with prospects of $100,000 or more gift capacity.
  • Oversees development events and communications that complement development identification, cultivation and solicitation strategies through Foundation receptions, scholarship luncheons, Foundation Focus newsletter, etc.
  • Coordinates direct marketing efforts of annual giving with alumni relations and communications efforts.

Oversees the Finances of the Montgomery College Foundation.

  • As Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations of the Montgomery College/Executive Director of the Montgomery College Foundation, the position assumes financial responsibility for the Foundation and oversees the Director of Foundation Finance and the Foundation Finance staff with respect to budgeting, fundraising expenses, gift processing, etc.
  • The position ensures that all aspects of the Foundation remain compliant with federal and state laws and regulations and with the policies and procedures of the Foundation.
  • Oversees all financial responsibilities and fiduciary management of Foundation assets with the Director of Foundation Finance.

Leads the Montgomery College Foundation as a 501c(3)IRF (institutionally related foundation) in all aspects of the non-profit’s missions and compliance with Foundation and College policies and procedures.

  • Leads the 24-member Montgomery College Foundation Board.
  • Recruits and engages the Foundation Board through fundraising, volunteerism, and advocacy.
  • Develops and implements board structure and policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the development and implementation of appropriate Board structure and policies; ensures the creation and implementation of Foundation plans (e.g. annual plans, strategic plans, campaign plans, etc.) in support of College’s mission and priorities and in coordination with the Office of Advancement and Community Engagement and other College divisions.
  • Ensures Foundation and its staff are complying with all federal, state and local regulations with respect to 501(c)(3) organizations as educational foundations.
  • Engages board members through committee work of the Foundation. Implements the Strategic Planning Committee to better align Foundation efforts with the work of the College and to assess the effectiveness of the Foundation’s work related to student completion.

Oversees the Development Office, Foundation Finance Office, Alumni Relations Office, and Donor Stewardship Office. Provides effective supervision and guidance to the staff.

  • Oversees four areas with current total staffing of 14. Directly supervises 7.
  • Provides professional development opportunities for the staff to grow in their roles.
  • Creates annual and long-term fundraising goals, plans and strategies with the staff input and direct the implementation of the plans and strategies.
  • Monitors progress and evaluate results of the staff’s efforts.
  • Ensures coordination of efforts by the four offices.
  • Oversee the College operational budgets of the four offices.

 

 

Oversees Alumni Relations office.

  • Oversees the communications, events, and activities of the Alumni Relations office.
  • Works with the Director for Alumni Relations to engage alumni through advocacy, volunteerism and philanthropy.
  • Works with the Director for Alumni Relations on the recruitment and engagement of the Alumni Association Board.
  • Aligns the efforts of the Alumni Association with the Montgomery College Foundation’s work.
  • Increases alumni participation in giving and volunteerism. Develops metrics for evaluating the work of the alumni relations office.
  • Coordinates efforts between annual giving and alumni relations to increase support of students and College initiatives.

Manages Comprehensive Fundraising Campaigns

  • Works with the Senior Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement to complete $30 Million campaign by 2020. Leads, plans and implements future campaign efforts for major institutional needs, including scholarships, program enhancements, facilities, and operational support.
  • Develops strategies with Senior Administrative Leadership Team (SALT) to create involvement and long-term interest in the College and its mission. Aligns fundraising priorities with the institutional needs approved by SALT.
  • Matches prospective donors with institutional needs.
  • Plans and conducts future campaign efforts such as planning process, campaign readiness assessment, committee meetings, etc.
  • Creates all meeting agendas and materials; develops viable major gift prospect list; develops relationships with philanthropic and business leaders in the community. Brings prospects to campus.
  • Works closely with Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Director on the marketing and branding of campaign fundraising and annual giving materials. Manages staff to create letters, proposals and publications to persuade prospects to support particular endeavors.

Coordinates data management and customer relations management tools for development and alumni relations efforts.

  • Works with the Director of Advancement Services on customer relations management (CRM) software system issues related to the engagement of donors, parents, alumni, and friends of the College and Foundation. Collaborates with Advancement Services on plans and future implementation of new system as the College moves from Banner 9 Advance system to a CRM that interfaces with Workday system in next few years.
  • Coordinates with Director of Advancement Services on prospect research activities, wealth screenings and feasibility studies.
  • Oversees the management of the current financial database system (Banner system) with Foundation Finance Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in field related to business, development, fundraising, or non-profit management or a field where knowledge and skills are transferable preferred.
  • At least 10 years of experience in Development with demonstrated success in the following areas:
    • Capital Campaign planning and fundraising
    • Soliciting major gifts of $100,000 or more
    • Annual Giving
    • Planned Giving
    • Donor Stewardship and Database management
    • Supervisory experience
  • Expertise in major gift fundraising strategies and visits.
  • Knowledge of laws governing foundations.
  • Expertise in planning, organizing, and directing comprehensive capital campaigns.
  • Ability to write convincing, persuasive and explanatory letters and proposals.
  • Ability to make presentations to internal and external groups on campaign plans, fundraising efforts, and major College initiatives.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing to the College community.
  • Effective in working independently and collaborating with internal and external people.
  • Ability to plan, implement and conduct fundraising/foundation-related and alumni-related special events.
  • Ability to manage staff and communicate effectively with them.
  • Skills in software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Expertise in developing and maintaining relations with donors and prospective donors.

Montgomery College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter (Word documents only, please) to:

Tom Damewood

Owner / Manager

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley

tdamewood@mrmhv.com

Phone 845-227-3161

CHIEF MARKETING & PROGRAM OFFICER - COMPASSION & CHOICES - REMOTE POSITION - CAN BE BASED ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.

CHIEF MARKETING & PROGRAM OFFICER

Remote Position Based Anywhere in the U.S.

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley is an executive search firm focused solely in serving the nonprofit sector.  We have a national practice and the large majority of our placements are executive leadership and senior fundraising professionals.

Our client is Compassion & Choices (C&C – www.compassionandchoices.org). Compassion & Choices is a nonprofit organization in the United States working to improve patient rights and individual choice at the end of life, including access to medical aid in dying. Across the nation, C&C works to create a society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities and beliefs. To make this vision a reality, they improve care, expand options and empower everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

C&C has retained us to recruit and place an experienced, skilled Chief Marketing & Program Officer with them.

Position Overview

The Chief Marketing and Program Officer (CMPO) positions Compassion & Choices as a leading national organization in the end-of-life choice movement. Working closely with the CEO, the other chief executives and department directors, the CMPO translates and articulates the CEO’s vision; oversees the design and management of a significant portfolio of programs; markets the organization, the CEO and its programs to generate visibility and funding; evaluates the effectiveness of programs to provide ongoing feedback; and provides mentoring, guidance, supervision, conflict resolution, and professional development to staff.

This position is primarily responsible for serving as: 

Marketer: Creates innovative marketing strategies that will increase the profile of the CEO, build our brand, lead to increased awareness, generate revenue, and increase relevance and respect among key audiences.

Strategic Program Development: Translates the CEO’s vision and strategic plan and the expert advice of the senior leadership team into the development of strategies that advance the work of their advocacy, policy, program development, communications and marketing teams.

Organizational Manager: Actively engages as a senior executive providing leadership and management to department directors including prioritizing projects, negotiating conflicts, maintaining morale, and developing and managing budgets.

Fundraiser and Ambassador: Serves as a representative, external relationship builder in key strategic communities with an emphasis on generating revenue and increasing the diversity of the movement.

Key Responsibilities

Marketer: Builds the profile and brand of the organization and the CEO to increase visibility, generate revenue and achieve results.

  • Experience developing marketing and brand strategy in line with the strategic vision of the organization.
  • Experience helping a CEO to build their brand to further the mission of the organization.
  • An executive who understands the importance of aligning the organization internally around the brand, marketing objectives and strategic plan.
  • A leader with the vision to seek out new promotional avenues to support fundraising and program objectives. 

Strategic Program Development: Develop innovative cross-platform strategies to expand the effectiveness, reach and support of Compassion & Choices to achieve current and future strategic plans.

  • Heighten the organization’s visibility and credibility in all of the related areas.
  • Create and implement strategy, models, systems and tools to effectively engage local communities and supporters to achieve the strategic plan.
  • Enhance professional growth of self and teams by keeping abreast of latest trends, best practices and a deep understanding of the issues and events impacting the work.

Organizational Leader and Manager: Actively engages as a senior manager leading the program team and managing department directors.

  • Actively participate in the Organizational Management Team and works collaboratively with other senior leaders to maximize effectiveness of C&C.
  • Directly manages assigned department directors.
  • Develop and manage related budgets and monitor financial, capital, and human resources particularly.
  • Ensure programs remain in compliance with the law.
  • Ensures team remains in compliance with all administrative policies and rules including timely and accurate completion of related reports (such as corporate credit card statement (PCard), performance reviews, time cards, etc.).
  • Demonstrates commitment to and active support of C&C’s Diversity & Inclusion program.
  • Knows, supports and administers the policies and procedures of C&C.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to the Compassion & Choices mission.

Fundraiser and Ambassador: Serves as a representative, external relationship-builder among donors and in other key strategic communities. Donor cultivation and stewardship is done at the direction of and in collaboration with the chief development officer.

  • Conduct in-person meetings, phone calls and briefings with donors.
  • Generate plans for restricted grants.
  • Ensures that we are leveraging program work to maximize revenue generation.
  • Build relationships that advance the work with national organizational partners and collaborators.
  • Represent the organization at appropriate funding, legislative, public education and media forums, as needed.

Values: Must be energized by the idea of working at an organization with the following values:

  • Compassionate in our conviction that dying patients should be free of unwanted treatment, suffering, or outside interference.
  • Respectful of the autonomy of individuals to decide what end-of-life options are best for them and their family.
  • Courageous in our willingness to confront the toughest end-of-life health challenges, disrupt the broken status quo, and protect individuals’ right to self-determination.
  • Credible in all our education, advocacy and partnerships — our efforts are grounded in objective research and demonstrable facts.
  • Resilient in our capacity to respond to opportunities and threats in the movement so that we can achieve our vision as quickly as possible. 

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 

  • Skill/Knowledge: Recognized expert in areas assigned. Possesses broad knowledge about a wide range of areas. Demonstrates an advanced understanding of established procedures and the ability to resolve complex issues.
  • SWOT: Identifies SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) and develop appropriate plans for the future. Anticipates and plans for changes in internal and/or external operation conditions and business needs.
  • Leadership: Develops and implements the priorities of C&C. Secures leadership buy-in around programs, plans and organizational goals. Works collaboratively and as a team player with staff at all levels of the organization. Puts the organization’s mission before their own department or personal ambition. Inspires and motivates staff and supporters to perform well. Brings passion and energy to the work. Brings strong emotional intelligence (EI) serving as an effective intermediary when disputes arise. Remains open to others’ ideas and perspectives. Exhibits confidence in self and others. Raises issues and problems early and often. Effectively influences and recognizes actions and opinions of others. Accepts feedback from others. Is dependable and responsive. Is a positive ambassador internally and externally. Displays original thinking and creativity. Consistently adheres to and champions organizational policies and procedures. Flexible and adaptive to changing situations. Develops and achieves performance objectives. Results-oriented.
  • Staff and Team Management: Manages employee performance to inspire people’s best work. Serve as a team builder for your direct team and across the organization seeking to understand others perspective when differences arise. Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement. Takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities. Makes self available to staff. Provides regular coaching & performance feedback. Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth. Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external). Fosters quality focus in others. Continually works to improve supervisory skills. Improves processes, products and services across the team. Develops, maintains and consistently applies standard operating procedures to the work of their team. Serves as a role model and is in compliance around the firm’s administrative policies such as human resources, compliance, operations and accounting.
  • Program Management: Able to simultaneously manage multiple projects while keeping organizational priorities in mind. Uses sound project management principles including establishing goals and performance measurements, developing budget and plans, securing buy in and approval from upper management, integrating the project across the organization and managing the programs on time and on budget. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance. Meets productivity standards. Completes work in timely manner.
  • Communications: Clearly explains tasks and projects to staff. Communicates the importance, values and results of your department’s work. Keep senior leadership and staff up to date when changes or updates to projects occur. Readily available and hold regular meetings to ensure that all team members are aware of the status of projects. Writes clearly and informatively. Edits work for spelling and grammar. Varies writing style to meet needs. Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations. Translates technical expertise to plain language. Meets the listener where they are in the process to provide an appropriate level of information. Listens and gets clarification. Responds well to questions. Demonstrates group presentation skills.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in marketing, nonprofit administration, business or a related area.
  • 15+ years’ experience in the nonprofit or campaign sector, preferred experience in advocacy, marketing and policy.
  • 15+ years of management experience in positions of increasing responsibility.
  • Experience leading teams with budgets of $8 million or more.
  • Experience leading advocacy, policy, program development, marketing, communications and digital.
  • Documented experience marketing a CEO and organization to increase visibility and revenue.
  • Strong and experienced executive leader with experience reporting directly to a CEO, translating vision to program and marketing priorities.
  • History of substantially building the capacity, effectiveness and leadership of advocacy organizations and social change movements.
  • Experience working directly with national nonprofit boards of directors preferred.
  • Track record of managing director-level staff (preferably in the related areas).
  • Must be strong manager who is also willing to effectively direct, manage and delegate tasks in addition to effectively handling some tasks on their own.
  • Documented success in building strong organizational partnerships with national leaders and organizations.
  • Experience working in the progressive, libertarian or secular movements or on controversial issues.
  • Strategic and creative thinker.
  • Significant experience inspiring diverse teams to execute well and continually innovate.
  • Demonstrated ability to build, develop and foster relationships internally and externally.
  • Strong writer with experience writing speeches preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to interact with high-level individuals and groups as well as all levels across the organization.
  • Excellent project management skills, including influencing, leading, negotiating and delegating abilities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines and maintain disciplined adherence to program goals.
  • Team player who welcomes collaborative decision making.
  • Must work well in a fast paced, constantly changing environment. 

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret common journals, financial reports, proposals and contact documents. Ability to write speeches, cases for support and articles for publication that confirm to prescribed style and format. Exercise the ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts to perform budgeting. Ability to apply concepts such as, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of personal productivity software (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint); internet software; and CRM software such as Luminate, Convio, Raiser’s Edge or Sales Force.

Travel:  Must be able and willing to travel up to 20% (overnight and possible weekends).

This is a full-time salaried position based remotely in the United States. C&C offers a very competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

Compassion & Choices is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter (Word documents only, please) to:

Tom Damewood

Owner / Manager

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley

tdamewood@mrmhv.com

Phone – 845-227-3161

 

 

DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP & LEGACY GIVING - THE CHILDREN'S INN AT NIH - BASED IN BETHESDA, MD

DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP & LEGACY GIVING

Based in Bethesda, Maryland

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley is an executive search firm focused solely in serving the nonprofit sector.  We have a national practice and the large majority of our placements are executive leadership and senior fundraising professionals.

Our client is The Children’s Inn at NIH (www.childrensinn.org). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s premier medical research agency- making important discoveries that improve health and save lives around the world. The NIH Clinical Center is where our families take their children to receive care and treatment. The Clinical Center is both a hospital and a research center. This is where the NIH conducts its intramural (onsite) clinical research that requires a hospital setting. Volunteer patient/participants receive not only leading-edge experimental treatments but also the best in hospital care.

How The Children’s Inn Plays a Part

The NIH takes care of the children’s medical needs while The Children’s Inn tends to their social and emotional needs. At the end of long days of treatments and procedures, they leave behind the needles and doctors and return to The Inn. The Inn is a safe have between treatments and hospitalizations, “a place like home” where families can stay together and find mutual support from other families going through similar circumstances. If The Inn did not exist, some families may not be able to have their children participate in studies at the NIH because the cost of staying in a hotel for the duration of the treatment could be prohibitive.

The Children’s Inn has retained us to recruit and place a skilled Director, Leadership & Legacy Giving with them.

The Director, Leadership & Legacy Giving is responsible for the oversight and direction of the Individual Giving program (including annual gifts, major gifts legacy giving).

Position Overview

The Director, Leadership & Legacy Giving is responsible for the oversight and direction of the Individual Giving program (including annual gifts, major gifts legacy giving). This position works with the Chief Development and Communications Officer to develop fundraising goals and strategies for engaging individual prospects and donors in support of The Inn. This position supervises the Associate Director of Leadership and Legacy Giving as well as the Manager, Annual Giving.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategies to increase the revenue generated from individual annual, major and legacy donors/prospects. Includes the design, implementation and execution of a fundraising plan focusing on cultivation, solicitation, and recognition strategies to meet The Inn’s short-term and long-term fundraising goals.
  • Provide strategic leadership to design and implement processes that build a portfolio of individual prospects and donors by leveraging a robust database to generate new fundraising prospects and contribute to the growth of the program with a focus on individuals capable of making major and legacy gifts of $5,000 or more annually.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individuals and family foundations; and design funding vehicles using the case for support to secure significant investments in The Inn.
  • Proactively seek new major and planned gift prospects by successfully leveraging The Inn’s database and research tools (Target Analytics and ResearchPoint).
  • Support the moves management process to increase revenue and stakeholder engagement.
  • Provide strategic guidance to the CEO, CDCO and Board on a comprehensive individual giving strategy that increases private sector support.
  • Develop and write funding proposals to individuals and family foundations.
  • Assist in the development of short- and long-term development goals and monitor progress towards goals.
  • Work with staff to structure a growing individual giving program consistent with funding priorities and return on investment.
  • Encourage individuals to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments and planned gifts. Work with donors’ professional advisors to ensure smooth administration of estate gifts and other planned gifts to The Inn.

 

  • Maintain accurate constituent records and document all contacts, communications and visits in the database.
  • Responsible for the successful launch and growth of the Women’s Engagement Network, a new initiative that provides opportunities for women donors to leverage their personal and professional networks in support of The Inn.
  • Participate in The Inn’s special event activities that promote stewardship and donor recognition including the Leadership Circle and The Innkeeper’s Society.
  • Support and coordinate gift-processing procedures with the Finance Department.
  • Work with the Communications staff to determine development content for brochures, newsletters, website and reports.
  • Support and attend The Inn’s major fundraising events and galas as requested. 

Personnel Management:

  • Recruit, train, develop, supervise and evaluate the work performance of the Manager, Annual Giving and the Associate Director, Leadership and Legacy Giving. 

Qualifications

    • College diploma required. Advanced degree preferred.
    • A minimum of ten years of direct, successful fund raising experience with a major-gifts-driven program concentrated in the cultivation and personal solicitation of major outright or planned gifts. Track record of progressively responsible assignments or positions, including supervisory experience.
    • Experience with Raiser’s Edge and Target Analytics desirable. Knowledge of the local community helpful.
    • Successful fund raising experience with a major-gifts-driven program, concentrated in the cultivation and personal solicitation of major outright or planned gifts
    • Successful experience dealing directly with donors and generating six gifts.
    • Familiarity with all types of fund raising, i.e., annual giving, major gifts, planned gifts, capital campaigns and endowments.
    • The ability to interact successfully with colleagues, board members, trustees, volunteers, donors and prospects.
    • The ability to work independently while keeping supervisors apprised of issues, problems, opportunities and progress.
    • A thorough knowledge of the legal and tax implications of the various approaches and techniques used in giving.
    • Knowledge of and experience with stock, planned, and deferred gifts is an advantage.
    • Direct experience in preparing and submitting proposals to potential funders.
    • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Should be friendly and tactful with a compassionate personality.
    • Must be flexible.
    • Attention to detail and follow-through are essential.
    • Should have a positive attitude and work well in a team-oriented environment. Must be comfortable leading event committees and managing volunteers.
    • Must be open to all and comfortable with a variety of lifestyles.
    • Must be in good general health with no history of chronic diseases that could be hazardous to the residents of The Children’s Inn.
    • Must be willing to participate in evening and weekend fundraising and public relations activities. Official schedule is Monday through Friday.

This is a full-time salaried position based in Bethesda, MD. The Children’s Inn offers a very competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

The Children’s Inn is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter (Word documents only, please) to:

Tom Damewood

Owner / Manager

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley

tdamewood@mrmhv.com

Phone 845-227-3161

DIRECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING & MEMBERSHIP - BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL - BASED IN CENTRAL TEXAS

DIRECTOR OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING & MEMBERSHIP

This is a Remotely Based Position, Accommodating Telecommuting.

Frequent Visits to San Antonio from May to September will be required.

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley is an executive search firm focused solely in serving the nonprofit sector.  We have a national practice and the large majority of our placements are executive leadership and senior fundraising professionals.

Our client is Bat Conservation International (BCI – www.batcon.org). BCI’s mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. They are dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1300+ species of bats and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. In pursuit of this vision, during the next five years BCI will work worldwide with local, regional, national and multinational partners to deliver conservation impact.

BCI has engaged us to recruit and place a Director of Individual Giving & Membership (Director) with them.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chief Development & Communications Officer, the Director of Individual Giving & Membership will oversee the BCI membership program and guide strategy for all membership communications and for individual donors who give less than $5k annually to BCI. The Director is primarily responsible for growing the donor base; and for implementing creative, innovative appeals for members as well as annual supporters. The successful candidate for this role will take ownership of the position, have a proven track record of conducting effective appeals, foster continued engagement from our donor base, and exhibit a proactive donor-centered approach. S/he must thrive in working with individual donors and demonstrate a drive for excellence within the field of fundraising.

The Director helps ensure, as one of his or her highest priorities, that BCI’s fundraising campaigns are effective, well-coordinated, delivered according to plan, and that current and new audiences are engaged in BCI’s mission.

The Director of Individual Giving & Membership supervises the Development Services Associate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of developing, strengthening and maintaining the membership program, including developing an annual membership plan including long and short-term membership benchmarks and budgets; strategically grow BCI membership through analysis of data and trends, and annually refine and advance processes that drive member satisfaction and revenue.
  • Ensure that a culture of service to members and supporters is preserved and promoted throughout BCI and respond to inquiries from current and prospective members in a timely manner, tracking all contact results. Manage on-line and phone communication with constituents utilizing excellent oral and written skills with attention to detail, quality-assurance and accuracy.
  • Increase the size of and revenue generated by our membership base by employing industry best practices in new member acquisition, direct-mail fundraising appeals, membership renewals and online fundraising campaigns, while maintaining an 80% or better membership renewal rate. Fundraising appeals include all membership drive campaigns, and targeted appeals (fall & spring). S/he will seek to engage target audiences, ultimately convert supporters to members, and take additional priority actions that support BCI’s mission.
  • Develop and track the membership and appeals revenue and expense budgets and assist with the development of annual materials for membership promotion and fulfillment.
  • Work closely with the development and communications staff to segment and customize communications with various groups within the membership base as needed. Coordinate gift processing and membership fulfillment, ensuring that all gift entry and acknowledging/receipting is completed accurately and efficiently.
  • Establish effective working relationships with mail houses, printers, and other vendors as required. Maintain sufficient inventory of materials needed for in-house fulfillment and programs.
  • Oversee the newly emerging BCI Young Professionals Group, including managing annual events (Austin & San Antonio), establishing policies and procedures for the formation and governance of this group, and ultimately increase the membership of young professionals to BCI. Goals and metrics for the formation of this group should be included within the membership annual plan.
  • Select, coordinate, and work with volunteers as applicable, with ability to document new processes and train staff and volunteers in best practices.
  • Serve as BCI’s representative with external constituents as needed.

Qualifications 

  • A four-year undergraduate degree, plus five (5) years or more of membership and/or annual fund experience required, ideally in a non-profit setting, for a membership or annual fund program with thousands of members.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write quickly and accurately on deadline. Experience in communicating conservation information preferred.
  • Ability to communicate and work well with all levels of staff, vendors, members, donors, conservation partners and others.
  • Superior organizational skills and ability to handle a multitude of tasks, including experience in project management and setting and adhering to deadlines.
  • Experience in Raisers Edge; proficiency with OLX highly desirable and the use of custom web forms and membership tools is a plus. Strong computer skills (MS Word, MS Excel) are required.
  • Actively follows best practices in nonprofit communications and is highly collaborative, organized, adaptable and team-oriented.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and high motivation. S/he should provide a visionary approach to the work; must be a self-starter with the ability to refine processes and increase efficiency.
  • Effective problem-solving skills, with a solutions-based approach, high emotional intelligence, and superior interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel (current expectation is 10-15%). Travel includes visits to Bracken Cave regularly during the bat flight season to meet with members and visitors (May – September). Additional travel may include visits to Congress Avenue Bridge, annual staff retreats, training sessions, and professional development activities.
  • Successful candidates will have a solid track record assisting with events; two (2) years of direct oversight in event management is a plus.

This is a full-time salaried position. BCI offers a very competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

BCI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter (Word documents only, please) to:

Tom Damewood

Owner / Manager

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley

tdamewood@mrmhv.com

Phone 845-227-3161

 

CONTROLLER - POSITION CAN BE REMOTELY BASED ANYWHERE IN THE U.S. - BAT CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

CONTROLLER

This Position can be Remotely Based Anywhere in the Continental United States

Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley is an executive search firm focused solely in serving the nonprofit sector.  We have a national practice and the large majority of our placements are executive leadership and senior fundraising professionals.

Our client is Bat Conservation International (BCI – www.batcon.org). BCI’s mission is to conserve the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet. They are dedicated to the enduring protection of the world’s 1300+ species of bats and their habitats, for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. In pursuit of this vision, during the next five years BCI will work worldwide with local, regional, national and multinational partners to deliver conservation impact.

BCI has engaged us to recruit and place a Controller with them. BCI’s World Headquarters are in Austin, TX, with a satellite office in Washington, DC. This position can be based remotely anywhere in the Continental United States.

Position Overview

The Controller provides daily oversight of all finance, accounting and related reporting activities under a current organizational budget of $5 million. This position has functional responsibility over general accounting, cash management, accounts payable & receivable, and grants and contracts accounting.

The Controller ensures that proper systems, procedures, and internal controls are consistently in place to support effective financial and accounting operations, maintain compliance with GAAP and federal requirements, and achieve successful audits. Responsible for delivery of timely financial reporting to both internal and external stakeholders, including BCI’s Executive Director, senior managers, and Board of Directors. The Controller also supports the organizational budget process and ongoing forecasting and variance analysis.

Provides leadership in maintaining strong internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization, promoting a positive and supportive work environment. The Controller collaborates closely with development, conservation, and science teams to ensure solid understanding of finance and accounting policies and procedures, and proactively explores continuous system and process improvements, and ultimately manages the finance function and systems to support the efficiency and effectiveness of overall operations and the growth of BCI’s conservation and science programs.

Key Responsibilities

Staff Supervision, Training & Development 

  • Mentors and directs the daily work of a diverse team, including consulting support; ensures that all work is processed efficiently by establishing individual and team priorities.
  • Conducts training for staff on finance and accounting policies, procedures and forms utilization as may be needed.

Financial Accounting & Compliance 

  • Ensures the organization’s compliance with GAAP, federal regulatory, and other donor requirements, as well as BCI’s own policies and procedures.
  • Ensures effective cash management practices and maintains healthy cash flow.

Financial Reporting, Audit & Tax

  • Responsible for the timely preparation of accurate, transparent, and clearly‐communicated monthly financial statements and year‐end closing.
  • Supports the annual budget process, monitors progress, and draws conclusions on budget & forecasting variances as well as BCI’s overall financial position.
  • Generates monthly departmental reporting of budget‐to‐actual activity and engages in necessary review with budget managers on significant variances.
  • Arrange for and coordinate all necessary audits.
  • Acts as a main point of contract with external auditors during onsite fieldwork.
  • Provides schedules for the annual IRS Form 990 tax information return and completes other tax/regulatory forms.

Program Support

  • Provides leadership in maintaining strong internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization, promoting a positive and supportive work environment.
  • Collaborates closely with BCI’s development, conservation, and science teams to ensure solid understanding of finance and accounting policies and procedures, and ensure program staff have accurate and timely data to support program management and budget decisions.
  • Proactively explores continuous system and process improvements, including by utilizing new technologies, to support development, grant and contract processing and program management.
  • Manages the finance function and systems to support the efficiency and effectiveness of overall BCI operations and the growth of BCI’s conservation and science programs. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred.
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in accounting and/or auditing, with 3+ years of experience in a managerial role supervising staff.
  • 5+ years of experience in mission‐driven, nonprofit organizations subject to federal grants rules and regulations compliance, including demonstrated working knowledge and practical application of OMB cost principles, audit, and administrative requirements.
  • Experience with financial management software required, with Abila MIP preferred. Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office products.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and practices, budget management, accounting report generation and utilization, and financial analysis.
  • Experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Open to working extra hours during peak workload periods, especially during the annual audit.

      Competencies:

      • Paramount professional integrity, honesty, confidentiality and dependability.
      • Commitment and ability to excel in a fast‐paced environment; works effectively under time pressure and meets deadlines.
      • Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff.
      • Effective trainer for finance and non‐finance personnel.
      • Employs team-building, mentoring approach to supervision and working style.
      • Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures.

        This is a full-time salaried position. BCI offers a very competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

        BCI is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

        If you are interested in this excellent career opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter (Word documents only, please) to:

        Tom Damewood

        Owner / Manager

        Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley

        tdamewood@mrmhv.com

        Phone 845-227-3161

         

         

        Contact us if you have questions about, or wish to apply for any of the current opportunities listed above. We offer placement services for nonprofit management jobs professionals across the country.