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.

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT - Mercy For Animals - Based anywhere in the continental US

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT 

Based remotely, anywhere in the Continental United States 

Commitment to a vegan lifestyle 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 Mercy For Animals (MFA – www.mercyforanimals.org). MFA is a global movement of people on the frontlines fighting to protect farmed animals, and exists to end the greatest cause of suffering on the planet: the exploitation of animals for food, in particular, industrial animal agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing. MFA is dedicated to eradicating this cruel food system and replacing it with one that is not just kind to animals but essential for the future of our planet and all who share it. From factory farms to corporate boardrooms, courts of justice to courts of public opinion, MFA is there to speak up against cruelty and to shift the food industry toward plant- and cell-based products.

Mercy For Animals seeks a skilled Senior Director of Development to advance the work of MFA and develop, implement, and oversee all of MFA’s fundraising activities, including the major gifts program, annual giving, international funding, institutional giving and special events, in strategic partnership with the president and board of directors, and in alignment with the three year strategic plan.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fund development plan to meet strategic objectives and financial goals, including annual revenue and three-year strategic plan goals.
  • Oversee and research funding sources and trends in nonprofit development.
  • Collaborate with president, board of directors, vice president of finance, and leadership to prepare annual department goals.
  • Prepare and manage development department budget, including projecting and achieving goals for both revenue and expenses.
  • Oversee the selection, implementation, and utilization of technology to meet the needs of development operations in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Deliver a successful and ambitious individual giving campaign to cultivate, expand, and diversify Mercy For Animals’ global support base.
  • Prepare periodic analysis of the progress, effectiveness, and efficiency of development programs and systems, identifying potential challenges and recommending solutions.
  • Establish an appropriate system of metrics and accountability for the department and team members; and evaluate team members based on these and other performance measurements.
  • Partner with the events team to ensure the success of all fundraising and donor cultivation events.
  • Ensure effective information sharing with the finance department, including all data requirements necessary to meet internal financial requirements.
  • Manage day-to-day activities and workflow processes of the development department.
  • Adhere to all people operations and administrative policies and procedures. 

Qualifications 

    • Minimum of 5 years of nonprofit experience, including demonstrated development leadership experience.
    • Nonprofit experience managing in a Development program generating revenue of $12M or more, with emphasis on building a strong annual giving program.
    • Bachelor’s degree in, business, nonprofit management or a related field, with advanced training in development.
    • Ability to successfully collaborate and communicate with senior leadership, providing expert guidance in all organizational development initiatives.
    • Adept at building, managing, and mentoring successful fundraising teams.
    • Successful track record in individual and major giving, including experience managing restricted funding, with demonstrated success in major donor cultivation and solicitation.
    • Knowledge of financial management to allocate resources, prepare and manage budgets, analyze financial data and project fundraising income.
    • Positive attitude and ability to inspire and motivate team members and supporters.
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and deadlines.
    • Excellent organizational skills, time management efficiency, and careful attention to detail.
    • Competency with fundraising software and research applications.
    • International experience would be a plus.
    • Willingness to travel on a national scale.
    • Commitment to the objectives of the organization.
    • Commitment to a vegan lifestyle.

Mercy for Animals offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.

Mercy for Animals is an affirmative action employer.

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

Tom Damewood

Owner / Manager – Management Recruiters – Mid Hudson Valley

tdamewood@mrmhv.com

Website – www.mrmhv.com

 

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING - The Nature Conservancy - Based in Phoenix, AZ

DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING 

The Nature Conservancy 

Based in Phoenix, AZ

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 Nature Conservancy – Arizona Chapter (www.nature.org/arizona) and they have retained us to recruit and place a Director of Strategic Communications & Marketing (Director) with them. Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, they create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. They are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainability and helping make cities more sustainable.  A core values is their commitment to diversity and they strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, they use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.

The Arizona Chapter 

Since its beginning more than 50 years ago, the Chapter has protected 1.5 million acres, secured the state’s first water right to protect stream flow and first voluntary land protection agreement, and created a nature conservation blueprint for the state.

Position Overview

The Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing (Director) develops, creates and implements communication and marketing strategies that align with the overall goals for the Arizona business unit. The Director provides direction and leadership for the Arizona business unit’s marketing and communication functions. The Director is accountable for creating a path for the organization that will inform and influence greater private and public support, funding and action to advance strategic programs and conservation outcomes.

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

Responsibilities

  • Contribute as a member of the Leadership team and Building Support and Capacity groups, collaborate with colleagues, the Board of Trustees and staff to ensure achievement of the business unit’s strategic plan. Co-lead staff support to the Board of Trustee Building Support and Capacity Committee.
  • Lead the development, implementation and management of the annual strategic communications and marketing business plans including budget and messaging components.
  • Engage board members and other supporters in developing a strategic communication and marketing plan.
  • Provide direction and the tools, support and action necessary to grow our base of major donors and people of influence.
  • Develop, implement and manage communication (including social media) in support of priority conservation initiatives and fundraising efforts.
  • Supervise Arizona business unit’s marketing team which currently consists of:
    • Events Manager responsible for implementing events, such as an annual donor appreciation dinner, Women in Conservation field trips, and the annual board retreat,
    • Marketing Specialist responsible for various marketing projects with an emphasis on written materials such as annual report and semi-annual newsletters, and
    • Shared media employee responsible for engaging various news media promoting our work and issues.
  • Overall responsibility for engaging news media.
  • Gain operational synergy by using knowledge and expertise in supervising staff, managing vendors, contractors and agencies.
  • Share best practices with national and western communication and marketing directors to innovate and create compelling information.
  • Provide ongoing oversight and project management of programs, budgets and timelines to support achievement of overall communication and marketing objectives.
  • Cultivate and maintain positive, productive relationships with board members, volunteers, marketing committees, community and business leaders, donors, stakeholders, staff, vendors, and agencies.
  • Maintain expert knowledge of trends as they relate to primary and secondary audiences, stakeholders and constituents to aid in the recalibration of strategies and plans.
  • Provide consultation, media training, coaching and talking points to persons serving as spokesperson(s).
  • Designs, directs and manages multiple complex and diverse programs or projects; coordinates the work of other professionals; manages budget; and ensures program accountability.
  • Broad management responsibility for administrative and professional staff.
  • Accountable for meeting strategic goals and objectives.
  • Financial responsibility includes developing and managing project and team budget objectives, evaluating results and developing corrective strategies as needed. Provides input to departmental budget process.
  • Opportunity to act independently within broad program goals. Work checked through consultation and agreement with stakeholders rather by directives of superiors.
  • Decisions can commit the organization’s resources in a way that affects public image and have program-wide impact.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of 9 years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing staff and teams.
  • Experience developing communications, media and engagement strategies and measuring results.
  • Experience developing marketing plans and measuring results.
  • Experience cultivating and managing client relationships.
  • Experience developing and leading complex projects or programs including financial responsibility and measuring results of strategic plans and programs.
  • Experience with computer software (Microsoft Office Suite preferred), a CRM database and internet research.
  • Able and willing to travel.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

  • Multi-lingual skills appreciated.
  • Multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience preferred.
  • Management experience including ability to motivate, lead, set objectives, manage performance and help with conflict resolution on a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Familiarity with current communication technologies and best practices. Experience and/or understanding of communication best practices at a decentralized organization.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and measuring strategic marketing plans and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and managing budgets.
  • Excellent communications and presentation skills; ability to persuasively convey the mission of The Nature Conservancy to diverse groups including donors, board members and the public.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Excellent communications, mediation and negotiation skills.
  • Experience fostering an environment of creativity and professional growth.
  • Knowledge and application of current and evolving trends in relevant discipline.
  • Cross disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
  • Experience developing, directing and managing multiple projects.

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

The Nature Conservancy 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

 

SENIOR PLANNED GIVING OFFICER - American Diabetes Association - Based in Greater New York City

SENIOR PLANNED GIVING OFFICER 

American Diabetes Association

Based in the Greater New York City 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 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 Senior Planned Giving Officer (SPGO) with them.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Vice President, Development, the SPGO 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 SPGO 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 SPGO 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 Greater New York City office. 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

 

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

 

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

 

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.