The State University of New York at Oswego is accepting
applications for the following positions:
MAJOR GIFT OFFICERS
The Office of University Development at the State University of New
York at Oswego is accepting applications for the positions of Major
Gift Officer. The Major Gift Officer will play an integral role in
contributing to the success of future campaigns and strategic planning
The Major Gift Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation,
solicitation and stewardship activities for a portfolio of alumni and
friends. The successful candidate will be a strong advocate for SUNY
Oswego and its mission.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Full-time paid experience
in fundraising, including leadership gifting, or related experiences,
preferably in higher education; documented successful solicitations of
leadership gifts; Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written
communication skills; high level of organization and ability to
effectively balance competing priorities; successful experience in
making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation
strategies; demonstrated skills and successful experience in
advancement research and writing; planned giving and campaign
experience preferred; valid driver’s license. The officer will be
required to travel locally, regionally and state-wide approximately 70
percent of his/her time.
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS
SUNY Oswego seeks a dynamic and creative professional for the
position of Director of Alumni Relations.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; five years demonstrated
management experience in alumni relations, fundraising or other not-for-profit agencies similar in scope to SUNY Oswego’s alumni
relations program; proven leadership skills; ability to manage multiple
priorities; demonstrated team-building skills and evidenced ability to
work as a member of a team; excellent written, oral and interpersonal
skills; computer proficiency; and ability to travel.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference given to applicants with College
Advancement experience. Strong preference also given to candidates
with reunions and regional alumni events management experience.
Clarion University Foundation, Inc.
Review of applications for both positions will begin immediately and
will continue until the positions are filled. For complete information
about the positions and application procedures, visit our website at
SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action Employer
Director of Planned Giving
Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving
Clarion University Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (c) ( 3)
charitable organization which supports Clarion University (www.
clarion.edu) has immediate openings for the above positions as part
of an organizational expansion.
Development Officer is responsible for developing, cultivating, securing,
and acknowledging major gifts of $10,000 and greater.
Director of Planned Giving is responsible for developing, cultivating,
securing, administering, and acknowledging planned gifts of all kinds,
including, but not limited to wills, annuities, trusts, and, deferred
Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving is responsible for
developing, cultivating, securing, administering, and acknowledging
higher end organizational gifts and grants from private sources of all
All three positions work in a fast paced goal-oriented environment
as well as assist with special events and other fundraising activities.
Bachelor’s degree, prior annual income of at least $35,000 and an
affinity/interest in higher education required. Effective interpersonal
communication skills as well as written and organizational skills are
critical. Valid PA Drivers License and weekly regional travel required.
Prior direct experience preferred, but not required.
Clarion is located in northwestern Pennsylvania right next to the
Clarion River and Interstate 80, just 1. 5 hours drive to Pittsburgh, State
College, Erie, or Cleveland, Ohio. Its rural location affords the best
of both worlds by providing some of the best outdoor activities and
security of small town living, while being close to four urban centers.
Competitive salary and benefits including, but not limited to paid
vacation, holidays, health and life insurance, and 403 (b) retirement
plan. Please apply in writing with letter of interest, résumé, and
salary requirements to Deb Everett, Administrative Assistant, Clarion
University Foundation, Inc., 840 Wood Street, Clarion, PA 16214 or to
firstname.lastname@example.org. EEO. Deadline for application is February 10,
2012. No phone calls please.
CHRONICLE OF PHILANTHROPY
Issue: JAN 19th, 2012 issue
Size: 2 col ( 3.375) x 6. 5”
Major Gifts Fundraiser
Associate Director of
Planned and Reunion Giving
Summary of Services:
In the Toronto metroplex, secure funds for various WNED
projects and revenue operations and provide customer
service assistance for WNED’s major donors that reside in
Canada. This includes individual donations made to the
Central Canadian Public Television Association (CCPTA),
WNED-TV, WNED-FM, and WBFO-FM. Services will also
include the coordination of WNED’s Legacy Society (Planned
Giving program) activities in Canada.
The Associate Director of Planned and Reunion Giving is responsible for
the coordination of solicitation efforts for the Reunion Giving campaign,
managing and soliciting a portfolio of annual giving prospects for five
year pledge commitments to Mary Washington, and providing staff
support to selected development and alumni activities and events. The
Associate Director of Planned and Reunion Giving is also charged with
assisting the Assistant Vice President for Gift Planning in the marketing,
cultivation, solicitation and stewarding of current and prospective
planned giving prospects.
Major Gifts Fundraiser will have:
Demonstrated success in major gift solicitation ($10,000 •
Experience running a capital campaign •
Must have worked in Toronto metroplex •
For complete details, visit www.wned.org (Employment
section). Please submit proposals to:
The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online
applications at careers.umw.edu. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications
will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the
successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations
are requested either before or at the time of the interview, contact the
AA/EEO Officer in Human Resources at 540/654-1214.
Human Resources Dept.
140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202
MAJOR GIFTS DIRECTOR, WEST REGION
MAJOR GIFTS DIRECTOR, MIDWEST REGION
MAJOR GIFTS DIRECTOR, NORTHEAST REGION
Autism Speaks is a global not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding
biomedical research on autism.
We seek three experienced MAJOR GIF T DIRECTORS in the Northeast, West
and Midwest regions to identify, cultivate and solicit donors for Autism Speaks.
The Major Gifts Directors in the West and Midwest will be remote-based;
the Major Gifts Director in the Northeast will be based in NYC. The
Major Gifts Directors will design and implement prospecting and
relationship management strategies to meet annual revenue goals.
Regional travel is required.
A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years proven
track record soliciting major gifts are required. The
selected candidates must be experienced in building
relationships and possess strong presentation and written
communication skills. Autism Speaks offers a competitive
compensation and benefits package. Qualified applicants
may email resumes with salary requirements to:
The Grant Writer will create/maintain efficient processes, systems,
and materials that communicate the Bush Center’s work with
prospective donors. Responsibilities include managing corporate
and foundation grants, writing/editing letters of intent, and drafting
proposals and grant reports. Bachelor’s Degree and 3 – 5 years’
related experience required.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF GIFT PLANNING
The University of Florida (UF) seeks an innovative and experienced
development professional to serve as Senior Director of Gift Planning
(Senior Director). This is a rare opportunity for a talented and driven
professional to develop and implement a strategic, comprehensive
and proactive gift planning program during an exciting time of change
and expansion within UF’s Development and Alumni Affairs division.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Development, the
Senior Director will provide leadership and management of the gift
planning program to maximize philanthropic support from alumni,
parents and friends, and serve as the primary liaison to central and
unit-based departments for all matters related to gift planning. The
Senior Director will work closely with the University’s most significant
donors, playing an important role in their gift decisions as they
consider their philanthropic and estate planning needs.
One of the five largest and most comprehensive research universities
in the United States, the University of Florida is a leader in public
higher education, as demonstrated by the people it educates and
employs, through the economic stability it brings to the state, through
its innovation and intellectual capital, and through the substantive
ways it offers new knowledge and real solutions for the challenges
faced by our global society. With an annual enrollment of more than
50,000 students, UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200
research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. In
support of UF’s teaching, research, and service mission, the
University is currently engaged in the $1.5 billion comprehensive
Florida Tomorrow Campaign. For more information about the
University of Florida, please visit: www.ufl.edu.
The University of Florida Foundation, Inc. oversees the fundraising
program at the University of Florida. At the Foundation we embody
‘The Gold Standard’ and our vision, ‘To be the Best’. As a passionate-competitive-hardworking team, we take great pride in our values of
respect, accountability, integrity, stewardship and excellence,
R.A.I.S.E. Each day we RAISE the bar and strive for outstanding
performance in ALL that we do.
The Senior Director of Gift Planning will create and execute a
strategic gift planning program that reflects industry best practices
and dramatically increases charitable contributions through various
planned giving vehicles. S/he will set clear and achievable goals,
implement accountability measures, and lead and inspire staff to
meet and exceed expectations. In addition to serving as the primary
gift planning advisor and strategist for the University, the Senior
Director will directly and personally participate in the identification,
cultivation, solicitation, administration and stewardship of life income
gifts, bequest expectancies, realized bequests, gifts in-kind, real
estate gifts and other complex assets in conjunction with the team.
S/he will oversee marketing and communication of the program to
the University’s diverse internal and external constituencies, with a
focus on launching donor-centered marketing efforts to increase
awareness of deferred giving opportunities to the University. The
Senior Director will create a strong service orientation among and
between the centrally-based gift planning staff and Colleges, Units,
and other development divisions, and encourage collaboration and
cooperation across the enterprise.
The successful candidate will possess significant experience in gift
planning with proven leadership, excellent organizational
management, strategic planning, communication, and negotiation
skills. S/he will have a demonstrated track record of raising significant
gifts, ideally within the context of a comprehensive campaign at a
complex, multi-unit academic institution, and a proven ability to
establish and maintain relationships with academic leadership and
donors at the highest levels of an organization. The successful
candidate will possess the skills to lead, motivate, and mentor the gift
planning staff, as well as efficiently leverage and manage resources.
S/he will have an in-depth knowledge of the legal and procedural
requirements associated with planned gifts and the personal energy,
confidence, creativity and drive to achieve ambitious institutional
goals. The successful candidate will be required to have a Master’s
degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of
appropriate experience; or a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate
area of specialization and eight years of appropriate experience.
Willingness and ability to travel; a valid driver’s license; and a good
driving record are required.
The University of Florida has retained Mr. Jack Gorman of Isaacson,
Miller, a Boston-based national executive search firm, to assist in
conducting this important search. All inquiries, applications and
nominations for this opportunity should be directed via email to:
Rachel Ellenport, Senior Associate at UFF@imsearch.com.
Resumes will be reviewed as received; individuals are encouraged to
apply before the closing date of February 10, 2012.
The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer committed to diversity.Women, minorities and individuals
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
To apply, visit http://employment.bushcenter.com/.