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.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT - How I Decide Foundation - Based in Greater Philadelphia

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT 

How I Decide Foundation 

Based in the Greater Philadelphia, PA Area

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 How I Decide Foundation (https://howidecide.org). Founded in 2014, the How I Decide Foundation is an educational nonprofit 501(c)(3) based in suburban Philadelphia.  Their team is composed of academics, educators, and business professionals, and their work synthesizes insights from mindfulness through the behavioral sciences to neuroscience.  For four years, they successfully developed and distributed award-winning and nationally recognized programs developing youth decision-making skills. They are now shifting their strategy from program development and distribution to building a movement to bring Decision Education to all students in Middle and High School. A dynamic and engaged Board supports them and are committed to the new strategy and are active in identifying and connecting with new contacts and relationships. A Development Committee of the Board has been established to support the new Director of Development.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Director of Development will set, guide, and execute the strategy for all development efforts. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function. S/he will be responsible for developing their efforts to solicit gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations both for operational support and for supporting other organizations and initiatives in the field of Decision Education. The Director of Development will ensure that the How I Decide Foundation is viewed as the central reference  and conduit of funding within this diverse constituency.

The Director of Development will work closely with a senior peer group within the organization as the development partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and evaluate the development plan both in the short-term and long-term.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors.
  • Oversee organization and execution of special events.
  • Develop and oversee a consistent call time program for the Executive Director, Board Chair and others.
  • Write grants and support grant writing efforts of partner organizations.
  • Manage implementation of a development information system/CRM.
  • Collaborate with the Board’s Development Committee.
  • Hire, mentor and lead team members responsible for the How I Decide Foundation’s Development efforts.
  • Track and measure all aspects of Development efforts with clear accounting and accountability. 

Qualifications

The How I Decide Foundation is seeking a talented Director of Development who consistently demonstrates intelligence, integrity, and energy. They have ideally served in a leadership role within a complex nonprofit entity, and been individually productive in areas such as major gifts, donor relations, grant writing, event planning, Board engagement, and information systems and reporting. They seek someone with the demonstrated skills to identify opportunities, develop promising approaches, work with high net worth individuals and corporations of every size, and shepherd stakeholders through all parts of the development life cycle. The ultimate goal is to build an engaged, sustainable, and growing base of financial support for the foundation and other participants in the field of Decision Education. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented, intellectually curious go-getter who is ready to build a development department from scratch.

Qualifications of ideal candidates include:

  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing development strategies.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong track record as a self-starter who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
  • Ability to adapt to changing development conditions and focus.
  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to “manage by influence”.
  • High energy, emotional maturity, integrity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position development discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Experience working with individuals or organizations within the financial sector a plus.
  • Experience or interest in education and/or cognitive science is a plus.

This is a full-time salaried position based in Greater Philadelphia Metro Area. They offer a very competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

The How I Decide Foundation 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

 

PLANNED GIVING OFFICER - American Diabetes Association - Based in Arlington, VA

PLANNED GIVING OFFICER

Based in Arlington, VA

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 American Diabetes Association (ADA – www.diabetes.org). ADA’s mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. They lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected by diabetes. They fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes and deliver services to hundreds of communities. ADA provides objective and credible information and give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. The moving force behind the work of the Association is a network of more than one million volunteers, a membership of more than 441,000 people with diabetes, their families and caregivers, a professional society of nearly 16,500 health care professionals, as well as more than 800 staff members.

ADA has retained us to recruit and place an experienced, skilled Planned Giving Officer with them.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Vice President, Development, the Planned Giving Officer is responsible for strategically managing, cultivating and soliciting a defined portfolio of planned giving prospects and donors. As an energetic, creative and persuasive front line member of the Planned Giving Team, the Planned Giving Officer is expected to proactively participate in activities that specifically promote the engagement of new planned giving prospects in order to expand the pipeline. Through phone calls, written correspondence and personal appointments the Planned Giving Officer will be expected to meet specific annual goals and objectives. Performance against goals and objectives will be measured by visible real time dashboards. Donor database utilization is crucial for capturing and tracking of activity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategically manages a regional portfolio of planned giving donor prospects, including cultivation, stewardship and solicitation touches through phone calls, written correspondence and personal appointments.
  • Personally follow up on newly identified prospects/leads generated through various marketing channels including PG newsletter, Direct Response, calls to ADA Center for Information and professional magazine ads.
  • Participates in activities that increase identification of new prospects to add to pipeline.
  • Closes a specific number of planned gifts each year to meet specific annual goals and objectives.
  • Collaborates with personnel in local offices to cultivate and solicit local donors.
  • Collaborates with personnel in local offices to host planned giving seminars
  • Utilizes donor database to capture and track all donor interactions in donor management system.
  • Continually deepens knowledge of planned giving and overall donor stewardship and engagement.
  • Travels both locally and overnight within an assigned region. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of nonprofit experience, with a strong track record in planned and major gift solicitation.
  • General knowledge of estate planning, including wills, trusts and estate and gift tax laws.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet defined annual goals for closed gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on excellent customer service. Requires a self-motivated person with the utmost integrity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to relate to older individuals.
  • Ability to organize, set priorities and handle multiple competing tasks simultaneously.
  • Willingness to continue building knowledge of planned gifts, including tax law changes related to charitable giving.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
  • Demonstrated strong planning skills, including the ability to anticipate tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and function smoothly under strict deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Ability to travel extensively both local and overnight.
  • Ability to work some weekday evenings and weekends as required.
  • High-level computer literacy skills, including the Microsoft Word and Excel.

This is a full-time salaried position based in ADA’s Arlington, VA National Headquarters. ADA offers a very competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

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

Tom Damewood
Owner / Manager
Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley
Email –
tdamewood@mrmhv.com
Phone – 845-227-3161

 

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER - VEGFUND - REMOTELY BASED ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER

Remote Position – May be 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 VegFund (https://vegfund.org). VegFund’s mission is to empower vegan advocates worldwide through grant funding and supporting effective outreach that inspires people to choose and maintain a vegan lifestyle. VegFund provides funding for food sampling, film screenings, vegfests/health fairs, conferences and learning events. They also develop training for activists, curate the best available research on plant-based living and effective advocacy and facilitate information sharing among vegan activists.

VegFund has engaged us to recruit and place a Major Gifts Officer (MGO) with them. This position can be based remotely anywhere in the Continental United States.

Position Overview

Created as a new position in the organization, the MGO will serve as a key member of VegFund’s leadership team. The MGO will work with the VegFund Executive Director and the Board to plan and implement fundraising strategies that increase the organization’s support from individuals, corporations, foundations and other sources, with a special emphasis on securing major gifts. The preferred candidate would also have broad knowledge of other development tactics, including online giving, marketing and special events, board management and planned giving. The successful candidate will be responsible for meeting specific annual revenue goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide the strategic plan development for new donor cultivation, working with the support of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.
  • Research, identify and prospects for funding opportunities among major gifts prospects and foundations and provide input to online strategies and other tactics to raise funds from the existing public support base of VegFund.
  • Develop funding pitches and donor communications.
  • Assist with relationship building with strategically aligned corporate and nonprofit partners.
  • Write formal grant and giving proposals.
  • Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects.
  • Facilitate meetings between the VegFund Executive Director and established and prospective donors.
  • Provide input to the structure, implementation and ongoing management of a contact management database.
  • Manage support staff and volunteers to assist with all fundraising activities, record keeping and reporting.
  • Strategically engages board members, organization executives and current donors in peer‐prospect identification, visits, and closings.
  • Routinely networks with corporate executives, and interacts with high‐net worth individuals for the purpose of cultivating personal relationships and developing personal giving.

Qualifications 

  • A minimum of four years of success in cultivating, growing and managing a portfolio of major gifts plus having worked in various aspects of fundraising development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Professional certification in fundraising development is a plus.
  • A personal and professional commitment to the mission and principles of VegFund.
  • Proficiency with professional software platforms and information sources to identify major gifts leads and to enable and track fundraising activities.
  • Skills in creating powerful and compelling written and oral communications; ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials; professionalism to present materials to external audiences.
  • Effective work relationships with others to reach common goals and objectives.
  • Leadership ability and aptitude for innovation and creative strategic thinking to find new solutions to fundraising challenges.
  • An ability and willingness to travel nationally.
  • Experience in fundraising development in the sectors of animal protection, environmental, human health or international economic development is preferred.
  • Competency to organize data and information.
  • Self-motivation and discipline.

This is a full-time, salaried position. VegFund offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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

Tom Damewood
Owner / Manager
Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley
Email –
tdamewood@mrmhv.com
Phone – 845-227-3161

 

NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES - based in either Portland, Oregon or Washington, DC - Compassion & Choices

NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Compassion & Choices

Ideally Based in Metro Portland, OR; May also be Based in Greater Washington, DC

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 works nationally to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. Compassion & Choices envisions a society where everyone receives state-of-the-art care at the end of life, and a full range of choices for dying in comfort, dignity and control. They engage their mission through three main pillars of service: end-of-life consultation, educational programs, and legislative/legal advocacy. Compassion & Choices is leading the way nationwide in their efforts to make medical aid in dying a legal and acceptable option for terminally-ill, mentally competent adults. They are taking a multi-prong approach–legislation, litigation, and ballot initiative—to assure that they bring end-of-life options to everyone.

C&C has retained us to recruit and place a skilled National Director of Human Resources with them.

Position Overview

The National Director of Human Resources is directly responsible for the overall management, administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function and for helping C&C to realize a diverse and inclusive culture and workforce.  Follows best practices and trends in human resources and diversity and inclusion in the following key areas: diversity & inclusion, performance coaching, recruitment support, compensation analysis, professional development, employee engagement transactional activities, onboarding; and employee relations. Works towards meeting the strategic priorities of C&C by developing and implementing tactics for approved plans and completing and organizing multiple day-to-day and special tasks and activities related to HR/D&I.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act independently within broad program goals to prioritize tasks in the absence of specific instructions and exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems.
  • Champions C&C’s Diversity & Inclusion by working across the organization to ensure staff is approaching their hiring and management with diversity and inclusion best practices. Serve as a leader on the D&I team to develop best in class programs, sponsorships, events, communications, and employee experiences that promote diversity and inclusion within C&C.  Brings D&I issues/concerns to the appropriate individuals with recommendations on how to address/resolve.
  • Ensure compliance with C&C policies and procedures; work with COO to ensure alignment of HR priorities. Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local employment laws.
  • Supports and guides manager/supervisors in coaching, employee relations and performance improvement issues.
  • Financial responsibility may include expense reporting, negotiating and contracting with HR and related vendors, participating in budget preparation, and limited purchasing. Provide input through project teams for the development and implementation of new initiatives or the improvement of existing programs.
  • Travel (5%) to other C&C offices, conferences, etc.; ability to work flexible hours, as needed.
  • Researches, coordinates and implements, and may develop, professional development experiences for C&C staff; supports supervisors with staff career development planning.
  • Develops and administers various human resources plans and procedures for all company personnel.
  • Plans, organizes and controls all activities of the department. Working with the COO, develops department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Implements and annually updates the compensation program; monitors the performance evaluation program and revises as necessary.
  • Creates communication materials (including regular employee emails) and performs analysis and research related to HR activities.
  • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains publication of policies and procedures on C&C intranet; performs benefits administration to include working with PEO (TriNet) and COO on annual re-evaluation / determination of plans / contributions for the annual benefit year.
  • Remains up-to-date on HR trends and best practices to improve services.
  • Assists hiring managers with recruitment efforts for all staff positions with diversity and inclusion at the forefront…to include  writing and placing internal and external postings; works with supervisors to screen and interview candidates; conducts reference checking; assists hiring manager with offer details; prepares offer letter for hiring manager’s signature; extends job offers in manager’s absence.
  • Coordinates on-boarding process which includes sending new employee on-boarding forms/information; criminal background check; setting employee up in HR database (TriNet) and time cards (NetTime); employee bio; welcome emails to new employees, etc.
  • Coordinates company-wide new-employee orientation sessions.
  • Coordinates termination process…includes conducting exit interviews, initiating termination paperwork/process, processing final checks, etc.
  • Establishes and maintains department / personnel records and reports – to include, organizational charts; employee directory; roles & responsibilities, employee bio, etc.
  • Evaluates reports, decisions and results of department initiatives in relation to established goals. Recommends new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in efficiency of department and services performed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8 or more years Human Resources experience with a demonstrated track record of effectively leading a Human Resources program.
  • Experience championing a Diversity & Inclusion program…or key participant on a D&I team.
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and/or SPHR credentials strongly desired.
  • Non-profit and department-of-one experience would be a plus.
  • Experience generating reports and analyzing and interpreting the data.
  • Experience with business process analysis and/or improvement.
  • Competent with current technology in relevant field as well as Google cloud; Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Skilled in using diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships and motivate staff.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams.
  • Knowledge of current trends in Human Resources.
  • Successful experience implementing strategic program goals.

    Competencies 

    • Business Acumen.
    • Communication.
    • Consultation.
    • Critical Evaluation.
    • HR Expertise.
    • Diversity Awareness.
    • Leadership & Navigation.
    • Relationship Management.
    • Ethical Practice
    • Confidentiality/trust.

    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.

    This is a full-time salaried position based in either Portland, OR or Washington, DC. C&C offers a very competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

    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

    Phone 845-227-3161 

    tdamewood@mrmhv.com

     

     

    CORPORATE & FOUNDATION GIVING OFFICER - Children's Inn at NIH - Based in Bethesda, MD

    CORPORATE & FOUNDATION GIVING OFFICER

    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 Corporate & Foundation Giving Officer (Officer) with them.

    Position Overview

    This position Manages foundation fundraising and stewardship and cultivates select corporate donors and prospects to expand The Inn’s funding pipeline. Researches and writes grant proposals and reports to develop funding sources for a wide variety of Inn programs and initiatives. The Officer cultivates strong relationships with funders. This position reports to the Director, Development Operations and Strategic Partnerships.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Steward current foundation donors and segments of corporate donors to move them up the pipeline.
    • Create strategies to increase funding from applicable sources.
    • Identify new corporate and foundation prospects.
    • Contribute to the successful engagement and retention of existing and new funders.
    • Write grant proposals and reports in accordance with grantor standards and requirements within the requested timeframe.
    • Support development and communications activities and events. Attend meetings and other community events as assigned.
    • Implement and manage annual corporate donor retention and stewardship procedures.
    • Coordinate communications with previous funders who have not contributed in recent years or whose guidelines have changed.
    • Coordinate with the database assistant on the gift-processing and acknowledgement procedures. Assist in the maintenance and accuracy of the donor database.
    • Work with the communications staff to update and maintain corporate and foundation content in brochures, newsletters, reports and on the website.
    • Assist in generation of the donor listings for publications and website.
    • Provide grant documentation for the finance department.
    • Oversee management of restricted grants.
    • Assist Director of Development Operations with creation and implementation of a corporate fulfillment report process.

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in corporate / foundation fundraising, donor stewardship and grant writing.
    • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other donor database desirable. Knowledge of local foundations helpful.
    • Demonstrates maturity, creativity and self-motivation.
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Attention to detail and follow-through are essential.
    • Demonstrated effectiveness in a team-oriented environment.
    • Must be in good general health with no history of chronic diseases that could be hazardous to the residents of The Children’s Inn.
    • Official schedule is Monday through Friday. Must be willing to participate in evening and weekend fundraising and public relations activities.

    This is a full-time salaried position based in Bethesda, MD. The Children’s Inn offers a 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, LEADERSHIP & LEGACY GIVING - Children's Inn at NIH - Based in Bethesda, MD

    DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP & LEGACY GIVING

    The Children’s Inn at NIH

    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 figure gifts.
    • Familiarity with all types of fundraising, 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

     

    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

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