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  • Nationwide, ABOUT VOICES FOR PROGRESS: Voices for Progress (V4P) galvanizes the advocacy of major political donors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to champion a healthy climate and environment, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all. V4P staff engage donor members in political programming and equip them with policy information and opportunities to personally advocate through one-on-one outreach, at campaign trail events, during Capitol summits, in sign-on letters, and more. V4P donor members recognize that they have an unusual amount of access to policymakers and that their views are sometimes given increased weight. Understanding this and believing our democracy shouldn't work that way, they use their positions to amplify the voices of historically marginalized communities and the concerns and solutions put forward by those who, for example, are already feeling the impacts of climate change most directly and have long experienced economic and social inequality. V4P was founded in 2010 and has an annual budget of 2 million dollars. Our 15 staff are based in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Sacramento, and New York. Our work is currently focused on federal and CA state policy and politics. Advocacy priorities have included budget and tax policy, health care access, climate change, immigration reform, voting rights, criminal justice reform, gender equality, campaign finance reform, judicial nominations, environmental justice, and more.   POSITION SUMMARY: Voices for Progress galvanizes the advocacy of major political donors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to champion a healthy climate and environment, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all. The Development & Donor Organizing Director leads a department dedicated to recruiting and raising funds from donor members and other sources; engaging donor members in policy advocacy and political programming; and building a sense of community among donor members. The Development & Donor Organizing Director is an exempt position. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Development: Oversee staff’s annual fundraising from existing donor members and institutional foundation funders. Work with staff to expand/create other organizational revenue streams, potentially including corporate sponsorships, labor/ally fee for service arrangements, joint proposals for foundation funding, board fundraising, etc. Donor Member Enlistment: With support from staff, recruit new politically-connected major donors and other grasstops leaders (business owners etc.) to financially support and join V4P as donor members. Donor Member Activation on Federal and State Policy and Political Programming:  Oversee staff work organizing donor members to take action on important federal and California state policy issues and political programming. Donor Member Engagement: Lead efforts to sustain and strengthen a sense of community and a passion for the mission among V4P donor members. Organizational Management: Collaborate with President and senior staff of other departments as part of the V4P management team. Travel: Travel primarily within the central United States is required with occasional travel to Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Sacramento. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: General office and administrative management tasks that come with being a part of a small, start-up operation.   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. At least seven years’ relevant work experience. Minimum two years’ experience managing others. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Strong major donor fundraising experience and knowledge of other relevant areas of fundraising. Relationships with progressive/liberal major political donors, preferably throughout the Midwest, South, Southwest and/or regions other than the East and West Coasts. Connections to donor communities of color preferred. Community organizing, donor organizing, or other membership engagement experience preferred. Able to quickly learn relevant policy and political topics to engage donor members on these topics and raise funds for work in these areas. Can successfully work independently in a one-person office while supervising staff and collaborating with colleagues in other parts of the country. A team player who works well with others and can manage multiple large projects, including urgent situations. Strong computer skills, and willingness to learn new software and computer skills as needed. Competency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite required. Experience with Salesforce software a plus. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: The position title is officially “Membership Director.” The title “Development & Donor Organizing Director” is used in this job posting for ease of understanding regarding the position’s responsibilities. Likely based in a one-person office in Chicago, Texas, Atlanta, Denver, or other donor hub city not located on the East or West Coast. Other arrangements, including Washington, D.C., may be possible. Reports to the President based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Supervises department staff in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Coordinates closely with other senior staff based in Washington, D.C. Interacts with donor members via phone, email, and in person. Leads staff engagement of the Board Development Committee. COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate with experience. (From 100K +) Generous benefits, including full medical, dental, vision and life insurance at $1/month. 13 federal holidays and one floating holiday per year. 20 days’ vacation and 13 days’ sick leave. Retirement savings account immediately vested with generous employer contributions. Pre-tax public transit/parking, childcare, flexible spending account options. Position meets requirements for federal public service loan forgiveness. INTERESTED: Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@voicesforprogress.org by Friday, December 18. Please include “ Development & Donor Organizing Director ” in the subject line and indicate where you saw the job posting in the text of the email. Due to the volume of applicants, we will only contact applicants whose skill sets, and experience meet our needs. Voices for Progress Education Fund, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. This position performs political and other activities on behalf of, and is compensated for such by, the 501(c)(4) Voices for Progress, a project of Tides Advocacy. V4P is committed to a diverse staff and to an inclusive culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. V4P welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. V4P is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.
  • Cleveland, Ohio, We have an exciting opportunity with one of the best non-profit organizations in America, The Greater Cleveland Food Bank! They are looking for a dynamic Director of Development for their well-established fundraising group. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank (“GCFB”) is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided over 50 million meals in 2019 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. The organization’s mission is to ensure that everyone in these communities has the nutritious food they need every day. THE CORE VALUES F - Fostering Engagement: Collaborating with our community and embracing diverse ideas and perspectives. E - Excellence: Being good stewards of community resources, setting high standards and focusing on continuous improvement and innovation. E - Empowerment: Encouraging, educating, and supporting our partners, volunteers, employees and all those touched by hunger to contribute to our fullest potential. D - Dedication to Service: Providing leadership in the hunger relief movement while keeping the people we serve at the center of all we do. This is an excellent opportunity to join The GCFB as the Director of Development. Reporting directly to the Vice President of External Affairs, the Director of Development is responsible for leading the Development team’s efforts to raise the necessary funds to support the Food Bank’s mission. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of fundraising experience with a minimum of 4 years leading a team in a non-profit environment; proven success in building and maintaining fundraising partnerships; have strong fiscal management experience; and have strong leadership experience with a Development Team. If you are interested in joining an organization driven by its mission to serve the community, and you meet the requirements for this role, we are interested in speaking with you. More information about the organization can be found on its website: www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org Please respond to: Charles Barbarotta: cbarbarotta@rtcpi.com
  • Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Vice-President (Development and Alumni Affairs) University of Lethbridge The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge), Alberta’s Destination University, is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creativity with teaching.  Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day.  With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the School of Liberal Education, the School of Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, to more than 8,900 students.  The University of Lethbridge is committed to creating and supporting environments dedicated to equity, diversity and inclusion.  uLethbridge takes pride in enhancing community engagement, and is committed to collaborating with Indigenous peoples and communities to ensure that their partnerships, and ensuing programs, meet the needs of these communities.  uLethbridge is proud to achieve its highest ever position in the recent Maclean’s University Ranking Report (2021) placing 2nd overall in the primarily undergraduate classification.  The University of Lethbridge is seeking a visionary and collaborative leader to join the President’s Executive Team as Vice-President (Development and Alumni Affairs) to undertake this impactful opportunity by providing strategic fundraising leadership to elevate one of Canada’s top-ranked universities and leading research institutions. Working with the university community, this pivotal position will be responsible for designing and implementing comprehensive institutional fund development, alumni and community programs to increase constituent engagement. Reporting to President and Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-President (Development and Alumni Affairs) will lead, strengthen, and enhance all fundraising activities ( major and individual gifts, in-kind, annual, capital, corporate, legacy and planned gift or giving programs and campaigns ), and alumni and community engagement. Through strategic planning and prioritization, this Vice-President will drive an integrated approach in collaborating efforts with the marketing and communications teams. This leader will serve as an advocate and champion of the University in mobilizing an engaged Board of Governors, President and other senior leadership to achieve uLethbridge’s fundraising goals of $100M and 20,000 engaged alumni through the SHINE Campaign. The ideal candidate will have substantial and progressive strategic leadership and management experience of a significant development portfolio, preferably from a large and complex multi-stakeholder organization such as a postsecondary institution, healthcare, a substantial foundation, or the broader not-for-profit sector.  The successful individual will demonstrate experience effectively engaging alumni, donor, community, and stakeholder groups, identifying and implementing new and innovative revenue generation streams, and integrating engagement and stewardship initiatives with fundraising strategies and goals.  This strong communicator and community leader will take a prominent role supporting the University’s cultural identity while maintaining a strong and positive image for uLethbridge.  A Bachelor’s degree is required and master’s degree is preferred, and additional accreditation or credentials in the fundraising field will be considered an asset. A growing city of over 100,000 people, Lethbridge is located in southern Alberta, Canada. With an average of 320 days of sunshine each year and one of the warmest winters in the western provinces, there is plenty of opportunity to enjoy all that this city and region has to offer. The city's economy has historically been agriculture-based, but has expanded into a thriving industrial, commercial, research and technology hub.  Lethbridge's major employers are in the education, health care and government sectors. Year round, Lethbridge is home to a vibrant arts community that enriches the citizens of Lethbridge as well as visitors to the city with the opportunity to explore southern Alberta’s Indigenous culture, unique wildlife, nature, and adventure experiences.  The geographic location also ensures close proximity to world class ski resorts in the Canadian Rockies, majestic national parks, and the US border. Janet Soles and Associates has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of the University of Lethbridge. For more information about this opportunity or to apply, please send your curriculum vitae and letter of interest in confidence to UofLVPD@jssearch.ca . The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.
  • Nationwide, Job Title:  Vice President, Business Development & External Relations  Reports To:  CEO FLSA Status:  Exempt  Location:  United States   The Vice President of Business Development and External Relations will be charged with leading the expansion of a strategic fundraising, revenue growth and external relations plan to advance SHPE’s strategic plan. They will be responsible for establishing, leading, and managing the team, processes, and infrastructure needed to aggressively increase and diversify the organization’s revenue, foster a culture of growth, and nurture and cultivate strategic partnerships and alliances in corporate, academic, government, and nonprofit sectors that advance diversity in STEM.  The Vice President of Business Development and External Relations will report directly to the CEO and will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The Vice President of Business Development and External Relations directly supervises the following: Director of Corporate Relations, Director of Events, and Director of Marketing/Communications with an overall remote and distributed team of 3 to 7 total employees. This is a full-time, exempt position based in City of Industry CA (National headquarters); Washington DC; Dallas, TX; or another major U.S. city. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Business Development and Fundraising  • In collaboration with the CEO, National Board of Directors, and the Senior Leadership Team, the Vice President of Business Development and External Relations will lead the development and implementation of a comprehensive, aggressive, and strategic fundraising and revenue growth plan that will fully support the organization’s mission and strategic plan to expand SHPE’s reach; expand the diversity of funding opportunities in corporate, academic, government, and nonprofit sectors; and increase revenue in sponsorships, scholarships, membership, individual donors, programs, and capital campaigns • Conduct research, identify, and pursue any/all prospective funding opportunities   • Persuasively convey the SHPE vision, mission, and value proposition via marketing, communications, public relations, presentations, speaking opportunities, and fundraising strategies   • Directly support the Grant Management and Grant Development process from research and identification of opportunities to proposal development and submission to grant reporting (in collaboration with the Director of Programs, Senior Leadership Team, and key SHPE team members)   • Lead, manage and work closely with the Directors of Corporate Relations, Events, and Marketing/Communications, and their respective teams, to develop all outreach, relationship-development, marketing/communications campaigns, and event experiences including virtual events and programs   • Create and maintain a formal process to recognize sponsors and donors   • As informed by SHPE’s strategic plan, and as directed by the CEO, lead the management of existing fundraising initiatives and projects and the development of new ones   • Proactively identify the changing fundraising landscapes and strategies to adapt development efforts with agility Events, Partnerships, Sponsorships, and other Revenue Generation • In collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, develop the sponsorship frameworks for SHPE’s National Convention, National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA), seven Regional Leadership Conferences (RLDCs), and all National Programs   • Lead and oversee all revenue-generating functions such as the Industry Partnership Council; the Academic Partnership Council; scholarships, career center and job portal; digital advertising; events; exhibitors and sponsors; programs; membership, Mercado (SHPE’s online store)   • Actively cultivate relationships with local, regional, and national prospective partners, funders, and individual donors External Relations and Marketing • Serve as SHPE’s lead brand ambassador   • Lead strategic marketing initiatives to grow membership, revenue, event attendance and overall brand equity.     Organizational Leadership and Management • Provide leadership to create a culture innovation and growth throughout the entire SHPE ecosystem   • Positively represent the organization in all engagement efforts   • Actively contribute to the Senior Leadership Team and serves as a positive contributor to the organizational culture   • Collaborate closely with Programs, Finance, Operations, and Information Technology   • Develop departmental goals, key priorities, and ongoing reports in alignment with the SHPE mission and strategic plan   • Provide leadership, supervision, guidance, mentorship, and coaching to the team and staff   • Perform other duties as assigned     TRAVEL • Required travel to SHPE’s National Convention, National Institute for Leadership Advancement (NILA), seven Regional Leadership Conferences (RLDCs), and other national programs and initiatives   • Extensive travel throughout the United States may be necessary to meet with partners, sponsors and prospects   • Occasional evening or weekend work and travel   WORK ENVIRONMENT • Moderate noise level • Fast-paced REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  • Ambition to work with diverse communities and a passion for the mission of SHPE   • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Political Science, Marketing, or other relevant field of study   • 7?10 years of demonstrated success building and leading a fundraising strategy or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been obtained   • Progressive experience in fundraising, business development, and grants management   • Experience with developing and implementing fundraising plans and cultivation of new sponsors and donors   • A keen understanding of fundraising and giving strategies, metrics and best practices, preferably in education, STEM, and diversity • Experience in large-scale event planning, budgeting, and execution   • Ability to succeed and enjoy working in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment with a proven skill set utilizing sound judgment, creativity, and effective time management solutions   • Demonstrated experience with/in:     o developing a diverse fundraising portfolio     o identifying, cultivating, and securing funding     o identifying and implementing new revenue opportunities   • Strong interpersonal, organization, and grant writing skills   • Exceptional writing, public speaking and presentation skills PREFERRED ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE • CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Professional) or similar certification • Master’s degree preferred in Business, Public Administration, Non-Profit Management, Political Science, or Marketing   • Bilingual in English and Spanish PHYSICAL DEMANDS Ability to:  • stand one third of the time • lift 10lbs or less one third of the time walk one third of the time • sit more than two thirds of the time • talk and hear two thirds of the time Annual salary is commensurate with experience
  • New York, New York, Formerly the Mental Health Association of New York City (MHA-NYC), Vibrant Emotional Health’s groundbreaking solutions have delivered high quality services and support, when, where and how people need it for over 50 years. Through our state-of-the-art technology-enabled services, community wellness programs, and advocacy and education work, we are building a society in which emotional wellness can be a reality for everyone   Title:      Chief Advancement Officer Reports to :  President & CEO   Position Summary: The Chief Advancement Officer (CAO) serves as a key member of the leadership team and is responsible for all fundraising and development goals and activities. This role will expand and diversify Vibrant’s Advancement strategy, and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives in bringing emotional health and crisis support to all people. In addition, the CAO will work closely with the Board of Directors and support Board members as they take on more active fundraising roles. She/he/they will set the strategy for and manage philanthropic efforts across all platforms, including social and digital platforms, e-commerce, major gifts, annual giving, corporate and foundation support, volunteer management, special events, and donor communications. The incumbent will initiate, manage and cultivate relationships with existing and prospective donors.  She/he/they will be responsible for setting and achieving long-term and short-term financial goals in coordination with Vibrant Leadership and Board of Directors.   An ability to clearly communicate Vibrant’s mission, collaborate with colleagues, and empathize with donors will be key in achieving success. The CAO will work closely with the President & CEO and the Board of Directors in all philanthropic fundraising endeavors, as well collaborate with marketing and communications, new business development and other Vibrant leadership and departments.       Job Duties and Responsibilities Develop and implement a comprehensive Advancement Strategy. Manage a portfolio of top prospects and donors. Build and grow digital and e-commerce fundraising initiatives. Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships. Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors and acknowledging donors through public and private recognition. Establish a donor communications strategy, including appeals, updates and individual outreach. Maintain donor files and provide metrics and analysis. Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of fundraising and awareness events. Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools.  Forecast funding sources and trends, to help position Vibrant in front of major funding changes or trends. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree, with 7-10+ years minimum experience in fundraising. Must embrace the mission and vision of Vibrant Emotional Health. Display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self-confidence, common sense and good listening skills. Strong interpersonal and relationship building. Able to engage and collaborate professionally with all levels of staff, board members and prospective donors. Excellent writing plus computer skills including MS Office suite, Salesforce and MailChimp Self-starter with strong leadership qualities who can work closely with Board members, staff and donors Organized, detail oriented and exhibit “follow through” on goals and tasks.

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