Development Officer PORTER-LEATH

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
The Development Officer, under the direction of the Vice President of Development, is responsible for strategic execution and management of a comprehensive individual giving program, including coordinating activities related to annual and major giving. The Development Officer will ensure Porter-Leath is financially prepared to meet the obligations of the agency by focusing on individual stewardship.

Qualifications

•    Bachelor's degree in a related area required. Master's degree preferred.
•    Minimum of three (3) years of direct experience as a fundraising professional working with individual donors and annual giving.
•    Demonstrate organizational and communication skills as well as the ability to work with and motivate other development professionals and volunteers.
•    Ability to work cooperatively to achieve common goals; support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information while providing the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality, in all areas of responsibility.
•    Knowledgeable of database management, gift processing and donor relations.
•    Ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.
•    Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately.

Essential Job Functions:

•    Coordinate individual charitable giving efforts for Porter-Leath in conjunction with the Vice President of Development.
•    Coordinate and manage key funding and programmatic relationships as assigned, to ensure that programs operate within organizational provisions.
•    Demonstrate analytical and fundraising skills with the ability to recognize opportunities, identify critical high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals.
•    Routinely network with community members and interact with donors for the purpose of cultivating personal relationships and developing personal giving.
•    Demonstrate a strong sense of interest for donors.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Work in a non-smoking area.

Special Conditions

Maintain a valid driver's license with a good driving record with appropriate level of insurance.

Qualified applicants should go to www.porterleath.org/opportunities & APPLY NOW!!!

 

Vice President of Development THE ORPHEUM THEATRE GROUP

Title: Vice President of Development
Reports to: President & CEO
Position Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Position Announcement:
The Orpheum Theatre Group, a Memphis, Tennessee non-profit performing arts organization, is seeking a Vice-President of Development. The anticipated start date will be late August of 2018. The Orpheum Theatre Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The mission of the Orpheum Theatre Group is to enhance the communities we serve by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts & Education.


Position Summary:
The Vice President of Development is responsible for all fundraising activities of the organization and diversifying the organization’s funder base. With a staff of four FT employees reporting to the Vice- President, the department currently raises a little over $2M each year. The new VP is expected to increase that amount as programs, especially in the area of arts education, expand.

Development efforts under the VP currently include annual appeals, program sponsorship, fundraising events, capital support, foundation support, corporate relations, seat licensing and suite sales, community partnerships, club memberships and program advertising sales.

Duties include but are not limited to:

•    Reporting to the President & CEO, collaborate with him to develop and implement Orpheum Theatre Group’s fundraising strategy
•    Be a visible presence in the Memphis community, participating in community activities
•    Build relationships and cultivate donors by dining, welcoming guests at performances and hosting donors at events
•    Solicit donations directly and in partnership with President and fellow Vice Presidents of the Orpheum
•    Support and partner with the Board members on all major fundraising initiatives
•    Oversee the research of funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position the Orpheum ahead of major funding changes or trends
•    Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
•    Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development program to the President & CEO and Board members
•    Serve as the staff liaison with the Board Development Committee
•    Identify, develop, lead and mentor the development team
 
Preferred qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
•    10 years’ experience in fundraising and a demonstrable track record of success in the field and have demonstrated exemplary staff management and Board relations

Competencies:
The position requires the ability to develop and implement a strategic development plan. The ideal candidate will include a desire to work in a collaborative environment, an aggressive yet nuanced approach to fundraising, a love of the performing arts, arts education and historic preservation, the willingness to work evenings and weekends as required, an outgoing and engaging personality, ethical leadership and stellar character. Excellent written and verbal communications, strong relationship building skills, strong working knowledge of Development best practices, willing to travel up to three times per year.

Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:
Employee required to spend 50% of time remaining in a seated position looking at a computer screen. 50% of time will be working events/running programs in a hands-on and energetic capacity. The employee will be required to stand, walk and lift up to 50 lbs. Employee will be in a well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.

To apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to afinck@cushioncorp.com.

 

Director of Development LITERACY MID-SOUTH

Title: Director of Development                                                                                      Schedule: M-F 9-5pm 

Position Overview 

Literacy Mid-South seeks a dynamic, passionate Director of Development to provide high-level strategic leadership as well as day-to-day management and implementation of all fundraising efforts. The Director of Development will be a critical member of the Literacy Mid-South team, leading all direct solicitations and donor engagement. The Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to design and implement fundraising strategies, but a high degree of creativity and independence is necessary.  

Job Summary 

  • Design and implement strategies to identify and cultivate new individual, corporate, and congregational donors
  • Develop and implement strategies and activities for donor recognition, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Develop and coordinate special events, including acquiring sponsorships
  • Develop and coordinate annual fundraising activities
  • Provide staff support for benefits and sponsored events
  • Serve as project manager for grant writing and reporting
  • Provide leadership for the Operations Coordinator to manage donor database and all of Literacy Mid-South’s social media accounts
  • Solicit and negotiate in-kind gifts of product and service
  • With the assistance of the public relations firm and the Board’s Marketing Committee, secure publicity for the needs and interests of the organization
  • Serve as point person for requests for speakers and interviews
  • Assist with the writing and production of the annual report
  • Participate in the development of marketing materials and the management of the organization’s website
  • Maintain up-to-date communications lists with donors, volunteers, and community members
  • Meet or exceed established goals in scheduled personal visits, solicitations, and dollar raised 

 

Qualifications 

  • Minimum 5 years experience in nonprofit organizations, including demonstrated success in overseeing annual campaigns, special events, and major gift solicitations
  • Tangible experience in managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources and in cultivating donor relations over time
  • An incisive and collaborative communication style with prodigious receptivity to donors, colleagues, and partners
  • Passion for literacy and lifelong learning
  • Ability to eloquently share Literacy Mid-South’s story
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Familiarity with the Memphis community preferred  
  • Excellent written and verbal skills required
  • Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to meet deadlines
  • Available to work evenings and weekends if required
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time 

To apply 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three relevant references to lms@literacymidsouth.org.  

 

Director of Foundation Relations UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

Duties and Responsibilities -
The duties and responsibilities listed are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this position and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of the requirements of this job.
• Works with the Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations and other Directors within the Development Office to set annual fundraising goals and will be responsible for achieving those goals by developing, implementing, and managing a comprehensive foundation relations program for the UofM. Acquires and maintains a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the University’s mission, goals, vision and current programs, identifying opportunities to align fundraising priorities with foundation prospects
• Maintains a portfolio of existing, active relationships with private foundations. Creates and implements cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for each organization within the portfolio. Responsible for continuous expansion of the number of foundation prospects and donors, with special emphasis on national foundations. Ensures foundation contact reports and records are kept up-to-date and maintained within the Banner system. Will hold primary responsibility for researching and writing foundation grant applications on behalf of the University and its priorities as determined by the President, Chief Development Officer and Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Strengthens existing relationships with foundation representatives and builds new ones by introducing the University and its ongoing priorities.
• Visits donors and prospects independently and with faculty and senior administrators as appropriate, using prospect clearance procedures. Participates in University events and activities as appropriate, and represents the University at community and other meetings.
• Creates, maintains, and adheres to a calendar that includes deadlines for proposals, reports, thank you letters, and other correspondence. Prepares and submits thorough and timely funding proposals, solicitation letters, letter of intent, mid-year and final progress and program status reports, supporting materials and other correspondence, as appropriate.
• May supervise staff based on role and responsibility.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications -
Bachelor’s degree and eight (8) years of appropriate experience.

Location -
Office of University Development
University of Memphis, Main Campus
Memphis, TN

Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30p.m. May need to work/travel beyond normal work schedule.

Working Conditions -
Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and ascend/descend stairs. The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Hiring Range
$75,000-$85,000 per year

How to Apply
All applications must be submitted online at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/19237.
Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed.
Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.
Initial screening will begin July 10, 2018. Posting will remain open until filled.

Development Assistant PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI

POSITION TITLE: Development Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Development
REPORTS TO: Annual Giving & Special Events Manager or External Affairs Manager
STATUS:    Exempt/Salaried

JOB SUMMARY
The Development Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
• Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
• Continually update and correct database records.
• Assist with preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors, as needed.
• Assist with production and mailing of appeal letters.
• Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fundraising events.
• Reconcile financial records regularly with Finance. Assure all donations are properly processed for tax purposes for patrons (e.g. end of year tax letters are accurate).
• Handle all administrative details associated with Development-related meetings (i.e. prepare and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.).
• Assist Development team in ensuring a quality stewardship and cultivation program with proper acknowledgment through appropriate means and correspondences, plaques, receptions, and donor appreciation activities.
• Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:

• Alignment with the mission and values of Planned Parenthood.
• Able to demonstrate behaviors that represent the Affiliate’s Workplace Values.
• Computer literacy; database management experience essential.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work, and hit deadlines.
• Ability to work independently.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Associate's degree or commensurate work experience.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of three years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a nonprofit development office.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically. This job description is not a contract.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.
Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.

Qualified applicants please click HERE to apply.

 

Major Gifts Officer, West Tn & North Ms PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI

POSITION TITLE: Major Gifts Officer, West TN & North MS
DEPARTMENT: External Affairs
REPORTS TO: Director of Philanthropy
STATUS:    Full Time / Exempt

JOB SUMMARY
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for identification, research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of individual mid- and major-level donor prospects in west Tennessee and north Mississippi. This position will also support fundraising for Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Maintain and develop strong and engaged relationships with current mid- and major-level donors and develop new relationships through cultivation and prospecting opportunities via one-on-one visits, small groups and other meaningful contacts.
• Work closely and strategically with the Director of Philanthropy, the VP of External Affairs, CEO, other senior staff, board members, and volunteers to engage them in key processes: major donor identification, research, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation, as appropriate. Manage all of these processes.
• Sustain and expand financial contributions from mid- and major-level donors and prospects.
• Develop and implement a strategy for cultivation of both major donors and prospects.
• Represent PPTNM at key community events, using these opportunities as public relations, cultivation, and/or prospecting opportunities.
• Work closely with other development staff to coordinate and integrate major gifts work with the Annual Campaign, planned giving, other special campaigns, and grant-seeking efforts.
• Record donor interactions, relationships, and other relevant information in the donor database in accordance with policies and procedures.
• Be a full participant on the Development team in analyzing metrics and crafting strategies to secure philanthropic gifts to the affiliate.
• Approach donor strategy with the longevity of the affiliate, as well as the donor’s in tent, in mind. Integrate planned and long-term stewardship plans as part of the solicitation process.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:

• Requires an understanding of and commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service.
• Work Management: Ability to think strategically and achieve organization’s goals relating to position. Effectively manages time as a resource and meets deadlines; establishes realistic priorities; schedules own time and activities effectively; gives balanced focus and attention to appropriate long- and short-term priorities. Develops action plans; leverages technology; anticipates obstacles; establishes check points and monitors progress. Ability to take decisive action.
• Building Relationships: Effective leadership capabilities; shows genuine interest in others’ needs and opinions; establishes rapport; earns the confidence and trust of others; demonstrates consistency between words and actions; delivers on commitments.
• Communication: Speaks and presents effectively in individual or group situations, including appropriate nonverbal communication. Expresses ideas in a clear, thorough and concise manner. Actively listens to what others say. Writes using good grammatical form and appropriate style. Expresses ideas in a clear, thorough and concise manner. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate written donor materials, proposals, and reports. Comfortable and knowledgeable with discussing topics relating to sexual and reproductive health.
• Integrity: Must be discreet and safeguard confidential information; can be relied on to act ethically.
• Creativity or Innovation: Demonstrates the ability to generate novel and valuable ideas and to use the ideas to develop new or improved processes, methods or systems.
• Adaptability or Flexibility: Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and travel within and outside organization region as job dictates. Responds with flexibility to shifting priorities and changing work situations; recovers quickly from problems and setbacks; develops new skills to remain competitive. Adapts easily to change, sees the merits of differing positions, and adapts own positions and strategies in response to new information or changes to a situation.
• Coping with Demands of the Position: Uses effective problem solving while working under pressure, high volume of work demands and/or time demands; meets deadlines.
• Celebrates and exemplifies the core values of our organization: We tend to the team; we respect and honor all people; we jump in; we try and we learn; we care for our business; we return to our mission.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or higher preferred.

EXPERIENCE: At least five years of successful major gift fundraising experience, preferably in a team environment.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically. This job description is not a contract.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.

Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.

Qualified applicants please click HERE to apply.

Major Gifts Officer, Middle and East Tn PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI

POSITION TITLE: Major Gifts Officer, Middle and East TN
DEPARTMENT: External Affairs
REPORTS TO: Director of Philanthropy
STATUS: Full Time / Exempt

JOB SUMMARY
The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for identification, research, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of individual mid- and major-level donor prospects in west Tennessee and north Mississippi. This position will also support fundraising for Tennessee Advocates for Planned Parenthood.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Maintain and develop strong and engaged relationships with current mid- and major-level donors and develop new relationships through cultivation and prospecting opportunities via one-on-one visits, small groups and other meaningful contacts.
• Work closely and strategically with the Director of Philanthropy, the VP of External Affairs, CEO, other senior staff, board members, and volunteers to engage them in key processes: major donor identification, research, cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation, as appropriate. Manage all of these processes.
• Sustain and expand financial contributions from mid- and major-level donors and prospects.
• Develop and implement a strategy for cultivation of both major donors and prospects.
• Represent PPTNM at key community events, using these opportunities as public relations, cultivation, and/or prospecting opportunities.
• Work closely with other development staff to coordinate and integrate major gifts work with the Annual Campaign, planned giving, other special campaigns, and grant-seeking efforts.
• Record donor interactions, relationships, and other relevant information in the donor database in accordance with policies and procedures.
• Be a full participant on the Development team in analyzing metrics and crafting strategies to secure philanthropic gifts to the affiliate.
• Approach donor strategy with the longevity of the affiliate, as well as the donor’s in tent, in mind. Integrate planned and long-term stewardship plans as part of the solicitation process.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:
• Requires an understanding of and commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service.
• Work Management: Ability to think strategically and achieve organization’s goals relating to position. Effectively manages time as a resource and meets deadlines; establishes realistic priorities; schedules own time and activities effectively; gives balanced focus and attention to appropriate long- and short-term priorities. Develops action plans; leverages technology; anticipates obstacles; establishes check points and monitors progress. Ability to take decisive action.
• Building Relationships: Effective leadership capabilities; shows genuine interest in others’ needs and opinions; establishes rapport; earns the confidence and trust of others; demonstrates consistency between words and actions; delivers on commitments.
• Communication: Speaks and presents effectively in individual or group situations, including appropriate nonverbal communication. Expresses ideas in a clear, thorough and concise manner. Actively listens to what others say. Writes using good grammatical form and appropriate style. Expresses ideas in a clear, thorough and concise manner. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate written donor materials, proposals, and reports. Comfortable and knowledgeable with discussing topics relating to sexual and reproductive health.
• Integrity: Must be discreet and safeguard confidential information; can be relied on to act ethically.
• Creativity or Innovation: Demonstrates the ability to generate novel and valuable ideas and to use the ideas to develop new or improved processes, methods or systems.
• Adaptability or Flexibility: Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and travel within and outside organization region as job dictates. Responds with flexibility to shifting priorities and changing work situations; recovers quickly from problems and setbacks; develops new skills to remain competitive. Adapts easily to change, sees the merits of differing positions, and adapts own positions and strategies in response to new information or changes to a situation.
• Coping with Demands of the Position: Uses effective problem solving while working under pressure, high volume of work demands and/or time demands; meets deadlines.
• Celebrates and exemplifies the core values of our organization: We tend to the team; we respect and honor all people; we jump in; we try and we learn; we care for our business; we return to our mission.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or higher preferred.
EXPERIENCE: At least five years of successful major gift fundraising experience, preferably in a team environment.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically. This job description is not a contract.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.

Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.

Qualified applicants please click HERE to apply.

Grants & Research Manager PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI

POSITION TITLE:  Grants & Research Manager
DEPARTMENT:  External Affairs
REPORTS TO:  Director of Philanthropy
STATUS:  Full time/Exempt

JOB SUMMARY
The Grants & Research Manager is responsible for the identification, research, development, writing, submission, and management of grant applications on behalf of the affiliate. The position works with staff members and foundations to define and develop grant-worthy projects supporting capital, programmatic, endowment, and operational needs. The position works closely with the Director of Philanthropy to ensure that grant-seeking aligns with the affiliate’s strategic goals and priorities. The Grants & Research Manager also supports and guides fundraising efforts by conducting research, categorizing prospects and donors in terms of interest and capacity, and determining when they should be moved to active prospect lists for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Grants & Research Manager works with the Director of Philanthropy and the Major Gift Officers to assign prospects by interest and affinity, manages movement through the pipeline, and assists in planning strategies and priorities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Strategize with Development team to develop funding strategies for projects and programs, and identify potential supporters.
• Identify and research foundation, corporate, and government agencies as potential funding sources.
• Draft, compile, prepare, and submit grant proposals on behalf of PPTNM.
• Ensure that all proposals receive proper administrative approval prior to submission.
• Once grant funding is secured, manage all follow-up reporting and ensure fulfillment of any additional funder requirements.
• Identify, research, and qualify major gift prospects. Provide concrete recommendations to development officers on prospect strategy and priorities.
• Populate, organize, and maintain prospect information files.
• Plan and organize regular meetings with the Director of Philanthropy and Major Gift Officers to assign prospects, monitor timely movement through the pipeline, and develop and enhance strategy to convert prospects to donors.
• Develop content of briefing materials prepared for donor calls.
• Manage the prospect management system and database to ensure they are current and properly coded.
• Contribute to the planning and implementation of overall development goals, strategies, and activities relating to the identification, research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects, and individual, foundation, and corporate donors.
• Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:
• Alignment with the mission and values of Planned Parenthood.
• Able to demonstrate behaviors that represent the Affiliate’s Workplace Values.
• Requires an understanding of and commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service.
• Work Management: Ability to think strategically and achieve organization’s goals relating to position. Effectively manages time as a resource and meets deadlines; establishes realistic priorities; schedules own time and activities effectively; gives balanced focus and attention to appropriate long- and short-term priorities. Develops action plans; leverages technology; anticipates obstacles; establishes check points and monitors progress. Ability to take decisive action.
• Building Relationships: Effective leadership capabilities; shows genuine interest in others’ needs and opinions; establishes rapport; earns the confidence and trust of others; demonstrates consistency between words and actions; delivers on commitments.
• Communication: Speaks and presents effectively in individual or group situations, including appropriate nonverbal communication. Expresses ideas in a clear, thorough and concise manner. Actively listens to what others say. Writes using good grammatical form and appropriate style. Expresses ideas in a clear, thorough and concise manner. Ability to write clear, structured, articulate written donor materials, proposals, and reports. Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting. Comfortable and knowledgeable with discussing topics relating to sexual and reproductive health.
• Integrity: Must be discreet and safeguard confidential information; can be relied on to act ethically.
• Creativity or Innovation: Demonstrates the ability to generate novel and valuable ideas and to use the ideas to develop new or improved processes, methods or systems.
• Adaptability or Flexibility: Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and travel within and outside organization region as job dictates. Responds with flexibility to shifting priorities and changing work situations; recovers quickly from problems and setbacks; develops new skills to remain competitive. Adapts easily to change, sees the merits of differing positions, and adapts own positions and strategies in response to new information or changes to a situation.
• Coping with Demands of the Position: Uses effective problem solving while working under pressure, high volume of work demands and/or time demands; meets deadlines.
• Celebrates and exemplifies the core values of our organization: We tend to the team; we respect and honor all people; we jump in; we try and we learn; we care for our business; we return to our mission.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in English or related field of study from four-year College or higher preferred.
EXPERIENCE: At least five years of professional development experience preferred. Experience in prospect research and grant writing/management preferred.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically. This job description is not a contract.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:
Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.

Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.

Qualified applicants please click HERE to apply.

 

Annual Giving & Events Manager PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF TENNESSEE AND NORTH MISSISSIPPI

POSITION TITLE:  Annual Giving & Events Manager
DEPARTMENT:  External Affairs
REPORTS TO:  Director of Philanthropy
STATUS:  Exempt/Salaried

JOB SUMMARY                                                                                                             The Annual Giving & Events Manager is a creative and strategic thinker with both proven and innovative methods to acquire, cultivate, solicit, and steward Annual Donors. The Annual Giving & Events Manager is responsible for implementing a comprehensive, multi-channel annual giving program and meeting strategic goals. This position works closely with the Director of Philanthropy and other Development staff to execute the annual giving program (donations <
$1,000), including planning direct mail, digital campaigns, new donor acquisition, data analysis, and donor stewardship. The Annual Giving & Events Manager will lead and manage the logistical aspects of event planning and execution for both PPTNM and third party events, as well as provide administrative support and external communications to engage with existing and prospective donors, supporters, and community partners.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
•    Manages direct mail production, including copy development, production, and mailing for both current donors and new donor acquisition.
•    Work with Stewardship Manager to create online fundraising components, including writing email appeals, managing the creation of landing pages and donation forms, scheduling emails in an email service provider, optimizing email lists, and creating social media content.
•    Monitors progress on monthly Annual Giving revenue objectives through monthly critical path analysis to ensuring overall revenue goal is met. Develop and maintain reports and provide analysis of solicitation program performance.
•    Work with other Development staff to implement donor upgrade and cultivation strategies, including recurring monthly gifts. Analyze giving levels and retention rates to maximize the success of upgrade and renewal strategies.
•    Collaborates with the Stewardship Manager to provide highly effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship systems for existing donors with the purpose of renewing and/or upgrading them to higher giving levels.
•    Develops and sustains a network of broad local support through networking, attending special events, and building relationships with organizations.
•    Responsible for planning and executing PPTNM fundraising and stewardship events, including volunteer committee recruitment and management, goal setting, event logistics, and post-event evaluation.
•    Coordinates event-related activity in the database to handle setup and manage event invitations, RSVPs, attendee tracking and registration, and other donor relations.
•    Creates content for collateral materials and oversees the design process.
•    Manages daily tasks and priorities of the Development Assistant.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in professional fundraising; supervisory experience strongly preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:
•    Alignment with the mission and values of Planned Parenthood.
•    Able to demonstrate behaviors that represent the Affiliate’s Workplace Values.
•    Requires an understanding of and commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service.
•    Creative, self-driven, and proactive with the determination to find solutions.
•    Extremely well-organized, detail-oriented, works well under pressure, handling multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
•    Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
•    Self-reliant, good problem solver, results oriented.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically. This job description is not a contract.


NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.
Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.

Qualified applicants please click the link to apply.

Director of Development THE FAMILY SAFETY CENTER OF MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY

The Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Memphis, TN, whose purpose is to effectively combine civil, criminal, health and social services in order to help victims of family violence.  We are seeking a Director of  Development who is highly motivated and organized to build our development and volunteer programs.  This position will report to the Executive Director and will be an integral part of the growth of the organization.

Job Title:  Director of Development
Reports To:  Executive Director
Positions Supervised:  Volunteer Coordinator
Status:  Full-Time
FLSA:  Exempt
Hours:  37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday, Other as required

Job Summary:  Responsible for community outreach, volunteer management and fundraising efforts in support of achieving organizational goals and sustainability.  Creates, develops, coordinates and implements the organization’s fund development efforts and volunteer program.  Will develop new relationships, strengthen existing relationships and provide support to the overall organizational development strategy.

Responsibilities:
Community Relations and Awareness:
•    Establishes, nurtures and maintains positive external relationships with individuals, businesses, and community-based organizations in support of organizational outreach efforts.
•    Works with individuals, groups, and businesses to coordinate and facilitate sponsored/donated third party events.
•    Performs presentations to service clubs, community groups and potential funding organizations, providing consistent messages to educate and recruit new support.
•    Oversees the organization’s volunteer programs and supervises the Volunteer Coordinator.
•    Promotes the organization and informs, educates, and engages the general public for awareness of the goals and mission.

Development and Fundraising:
•    Develops and executes organizational annual fundraising plan including cultivating prospective donors.
•    Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with major donors.
•    Creates and executes a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors.
•    Increases fundraising capacity by increasing donor giving and event income in order to maintain current programs, enable future growth, and ensure financial stability for the organization.
•    Works closely with the Executive Director and Fund Development Committee in developing fundraising plan and organizing successful fundraising events, including handling event details and acquiring sponsors.
•    Performs daily functions of fundraising including cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardships
•    Works closely with the Executive Director in preparing quality proposals, including case statements and development of compelling messages for support.
•    Utilizes the internet, social media, and website to cultivate and solicit donations.
•    Maintains donor database and provides donor acknowledgments as well as maintenance of donor records, report preparation and monitoring results and effectiveness of fund development programs.
•    Encourages and supports board and staff giving.  Ensures that board and staff have training and tools to effectively cultivate and solicit donors and supporters.
•    Works with Volunteer Coordinator to engage volunteers in annual fundraising efforts.
•    Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:
•    Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and current desktop publishing software, as well as proficiency in working with a donor database.
•    Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
•    Excellent communication and organizational skills, with ability to speak publicly.
•    Ability to work independently as well as with a team and with volunteers.
•    Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor at all times.
•    Ability to work with diverse populations, demonstrating cultural competency and community awareness.
•    Ability to tell a story and help others share their own stories.
•    Ability to think strategically and creatively.
•    Ability to exercise tact and to demonstrate sensitivity to issues involved with organization’s mission.
•    Strong empathy and commitment to victim’s issues.

Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, nonprofit management, public administration, public relations, or other related field.
•    Minimum of five years of fund development experience, including volunteer management.  Mission-driven nonprofit experience a plus.

Family Safety Center Mission
Our mission is to provide one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

Family Safety Center Vision
Our vision is a thriving community that embodies a spirit of compassion, collaboration and progressive change that values mutual respect, safety and serenity for all residents.

Family Safety Center Values
-Honesty, Openness and Accountability            
-Flexibility
-Quality                            
-Collaborative Inclusive Teamwork
-Dignity, Respect, Trust and Fairness            
-Persistence, Resilience and Dedication
-Diversity and Equality                    
-Hope, Healing, Safety and Justice

Interested applicants:  Please send cover letter and resume with salary history to:  hr@familysafetycenter.org

Application deadline:  July 23, 2018

Director of Development HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF GREATER MEMPHIS

Full Time, Memphis, TN
Salary range: Starting at $64,840

The Director of Development will be responsible for increasing Memphis Habitat’s influence and relationships with major individual donors, faith partners, corporations and volunteers. This position will be responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining fund-raising program initiatives, campaigns and events that often may be restricted to fund specific needs within the organization such as house building or aging in place projects

Duties & Responsibilities
•    Oversee the development process including planning, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors through the various functions: events, major gifts, corporate programs and some foundations.
•    Develop strategies and oversee fund-raising events, activities and the volunteer program that keeps with the infrastructure of the Habitat mission and is consistent with and supportive of the strategic goals of the organization.
•    Identify, define and acquire funding via best practices in the solicitation of major gifts from individuals and corporate/faith partners.
•    Work with marketing department to design and implement a comprehensive direct marketing program.
•    Create opportunities for the CEO, Board members and other Habitat leaders to meet new, qualified potential donors.
•    Accurately project revenue against budget and consistently meet and strive to exceed revenue objectives.
•    Motivate and nurture a high performing, diverse resource development leadership team.

Required Education and Experience
•    Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration or related field required; Master’s Degree in planning, finance, or management preferred
•    Seven to ten years of development experience, including knowledge of annual giving, foundation/corporate solicitations, communications and special events

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
•    Highly developed interpersonal skills, presentation skills and public speaking skills; ability to meet and interact with people with ease
•    Strong organizational skills, well disciplined, able to work under the pressure of multiple, concurrent priorities and meet deadlines
•    Knowledge of marketing strategies and techniques
•    Knowledge of long-range planning process

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to habitathr@memphishabitat.com by June 22, 2018. No phone calls please.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Please note the selected candidate will be required to meet employment verification requirements, pass pre-employment screenings, background checks, and sex offender registry checks.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and since 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis has been working to realize that vision in Shelby County. Memphis Habitat partners with people in our community to help them build or improve places they can call home through new home construction, rehabilitation work and Aging in Place home modifications for seniors. Our employees enjoy a relaxed work environment and a real opportunity to make a difference in our community.

Development Manager CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS

Overview
If you’re an experienced development professional looking for an entrepreneurial and empowered opportunity to build the development function and capacity of a beloved civic institution dedicated to offering rich learning opportunities for children through play, then the Children’s Museum of Memphis (CMOM) would like you to consider this unique opportunity.
CMOM, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, is almost 30 years old and has steadily built its hands-on exhibit and programmatic offerings over many years and engages over 350,000 visitors annually, including over 7,500 membership households. During this time, it has benefited from the generosity of hundreds of individuals, families, corporations and foundations who have supported its growth and excellence through their donations of time and money. In the past year, it has completed a significant campus expansion which includes the addition of the beautifully restored historic Memphis Grand Carousel and has also brought on a new Executive Director to lead the Museum in the coming years. Under her leadership, CMOM is focused on building its capacity to thoughtfully steward its long-time supporters as well as engage new individuals, families and businesses in its cause.   

To that end, CMOM seeks a development professional who brings strong technical and relational skills to this role to meet immediate and ongoing fundraising needs and who also desires to invest his/her talents to grow with the organization by building its capacity and positioning it for future growth and sustainability. The ideal candidate will be capable of and excited about strategizing around the development function and determining the optimal focus areas for fundraising growth and seeking a leadership opportunity to build the development function in all areas—from annual fund and corporate sponsorship to special events and planned giving. This individual will also be integrally involved with the current capital campaign, including a unique challenge grant opportunity over the next 12 months.
This is a salaried, full-time position eligible for company benefits including health insurance, paid vacation, and participation in a retirement plan.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and skills.

Position Description  
Responsible for overseeing several museum fundraising efforts, working closely with the museum’s Executive Director and CFO on fundraising goals. Responsible for managing large volunteer committees, donor accounts, coordinating fundraising events, annual giving, and tracking/acknowledging gifts. Development Manager will also assist in current capital campaign with planning and execution of mutually agreed upon strategies.
•    Fundraising strategy:  Research and make recommendations on focus areas and opportunities for growth in all development areas, including new areas of revenue growth such as additional fundraising events (e.g. Family Fun Run, Junior Cirque for Children, etc).
•    Corporate Sponsorships:  Identify and secure sponsorships for exhibits and programs, steward relationships with existing corporate partners. Seek creative ways to expand corporate and small business engagement.
•    Annual Fund:  Oversee and develop Annual Fund program, including spring and year-end appeals. Recommend and coordinate other fundraising mailings as needed or required.
•    Fundraising events:  Coordinate and manage volunteer committees to execute our major annual fundraisers, Cirque du CMOM as well as an annual Golf Tournament (includes sponsorships, event coordination, online auction, ticket sales, etc.).
•    Donor Data Management: Take ownership of donor database, ensuring ongoing thank you and gift acknowledgement process in addition to building donor database as a relevant tool for analyses and donor stewardship. This may include leading an effort to merge duplicate records, scrub lists and inputting information.  
•    Ongoing Donor Stewardship: Works with CFO and Executive Director to plan events and individual opportunities for donor recognition, stewardship and cultivation.  Maintains positive relationships when cultivating and working with current and potential donors.
•    Manage to revenue goals as well as effectively manage departmental budget.
•    Positively represent CMOM in the community and seek opportunity to advocate for CMOM’s mission among a diverse group of community partners.
•    Help research and write annual grants that maintain current sponsorships of exhibits and programs; in addition, help pursue at least four new grant opportunities each year (one per quarter).
•    Position requires occasional work in the evening and on weekends interacting with donors at events, tours of the Museum, and/or meetings.

Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree required.  Minimum 5 years of experience working in fundraising with progressive growth and responsibilities or equivalent sales-related field; able to show demonstrable success in these roles.
•    Demonstrated commitment to the community through career and/or community service.
•    Current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals preferred; CFRE certification (or working towards it) a strong plus.
•    Stellar relational skills including professionalism, flexibility, diplomacy, affability, commitment to excellence and follow-through.  Is a person with whom others want to engage and who handles relationships well and responds in a timely and gracious manner.
•    An energetic self-starter who enjoys both creating and executing a plan showing initiative, good judgement and strong problem-solving skills.
•    Solid critical thinking and analytical skills and the ability to bring experience and skills to bear to make wise decisions.
•    Excellent oral and written communications skills, able to influence others to understand and support the mission. Solid grant writing skills preferred.
•    Demonstrated ability to adhere to strict standards of confidentiality, discretion and ethics.
•    Proficient in current office software such as Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the use of databases (Versai experience not necessary, but a plus).

Interested applicants submit resume to cliff.drake@cmom.com

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MEMPHIS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYER.

Regional Development Manager BIG GREEN MEMPHIS

Position Description: The Regional Development Manager is responsible for supporting all development efforts and revenue generation to implement Big Green’s program in Memphis. This key role also collaborates with the Regional Director to support the execution of the Memphis region’s fundraising plan and collaborates with Regional Director to meet annual fundraising goals. The Regional Development Manager is an adaptable, articulate, and highly-motivated professional with a proven record of fundraising and/or business development experience. S/he demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for Big Greens mission, inspiring donors to give. This position reports to the Regional Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Corporate, Individual, and Foundation Relations (50%)
•    Support the Regional Director in meeting annual fundraising goals for regional budget as well as organizational fundraising goals.
•    Build and maintain effective relationships with corporate partners, individual donors, and foundation staff through in-person meetings, phone calls, and     written communication.
•    Ensure regular communication with regional donors to keep Big Green supporters informed and engaged, via a variety of print, digital, and social media.
•    Identify, qualify, and prioritize new potential funders.
•    Draft funding proposals and presentations and oversee proposal timelines.
•    Grants management: create a grant calendar, draft grant applications, coordinate the gathering of information (budgets, materials, evaluation reports,     etc.) to support grant requests and reporting; track the fulfillment of grants with Program staff.
•    Support the Regional Advisory Board, including: helping to set a strategic vision for the Advisory Board’s role in Development, preparing for and     participating in Advisory Board meetings, managing Advisory Board members on specific projects or activities, and corresponding with members as needed.

Fundraising Events (30%)
•    Plan and implement regional fundraising events to share the organizations mission and raise funds, including the signature annual event, Memphis Garden     Gala.
•    Help develop and execute one major annual fundraising event for the region.
•    Organize and participate in various other development activities and initiatives (Learning Garden tours, community events, and exclusive events) to     promote Big Green as appropriate.  

Systems and Infrastructure (20%)
•    Manage donor-related administration.
•    Create an annual Regional fundraising calendar.
•    Maintain donor and prospect records in Salesforce; ensure the accuracy and efficacy of information entered.
•    Complete monthly and annual fundraising reports as needed.
•    Support development management by ensuring timely information and reporting between the region and the Home Office.
•    Support and engage in all organization advocacy initiatives on a local level.
•    Build and maintain positive relationships with Big Green’s Program and Project Management Teams. Required Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university.
•    Minimum three (3) years of fundraising or business development experience, including grant and proposal writing.
•    Passion and enthusiasm for Big Green’s mission.
•    Proven track record in meeting fundraising goals and in-person solicitations.
•    Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective relationships with staff, volunteers, school communities, and donors.
•    Exercises high level of discretion when working with highly confidential, sensitive information.
•    Comfort with ambiguity; able to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities. Able to work well under pressure.
•    Extremely detail oriented and organized, with the strong ability to successfully multitask as necessary or requested.
•    Excellent communication, organization, and presentation skills.
•    Demonstrated commitment to Big Green’s mission and ability to present, inform, and motivate individuals and groups about our mission and programs.
•    Ability to lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines with the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and     manage own work.
•    Proven ability to work unsupervised and make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively.
•    Extensive computer skills, including intermediate or higher level proficiency with Microsoft Office (EXCEL, PowerPoint, and Word) and experience working     with Salesforce or other CRM database.

Big Green Memphis offers a competitive salary and benefit salary package. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@biggreen.org and indicate “Development Manager – Memphis” in the header.

Development and Membership Director TEMPLE ISRAEL

Temple Israel in Memphis, TN seeks a dynamic and engaging Development and Membership Director.  The Director’s primary focus will concentrate on increasing our financial resources and building lasting connections amongst our members. Responsible for all fundraising and development activities, the Director will forge new relationships and nurture existing relationships within Temple Israel’s diverse community.  The Director will be responsible for managing annual giving, including membership renewals, special events, planned giving programs, and grant opportunities with a view toward strengthening all advancement programs. The Development and Membership Director will report to Temple Israel’s Executive Director and work closely with the Communications Director.

 The Development and Membership Director will:

Promote a culture of philanthropy at Temple Israel by
●    Cultivating and developing strategies for member giving, donor appreciation, and donor matching to maximize giving opportunities.
●    Educating members and donors about Temple’s financial needs.
●    Implementing a stewardship program that recognizes donors of annual, capital, endowment, and legacy gifts.

Oversee and implement all fundraising activities at Temple Israel by
●    Developing relationships with and soliciting members’ support through face-to-face meetings and written proposals.
●    Managing all administrative tasks related to development, donor services, and gift acknowledgment, and recognition.
●    Supporting and facilitating the work of the Development Committee.
●    Investigating and applying for public and private grants to support Temple Israel’s programs and operations.
●    Planning all fundraising events and supervising administrative personnel supporting those efforts.
●    Representing and supervising Temple Israel’s partnership with the Jewish Foundation of Memphis.
●    Calendaring, budgeting, marketing, and communication of development and membership programs in partnership with appropriate Temple Israel staff.

Manage all aspects of member engagement and recruitment by
●    Creating tools that facilitate conversations about Temple Israel’s members and their financial commitment to our community.
●    Organizing and processing membership renewals, new member enrollment, exit interviews for resignations, and negotiate dues adjustments.
●    Developing outreach strategies for reaching new member prospects.
●    Supporting and facilitating the work of the Membership Engagement Committee.

Contact: Stacy Canales, Executive Director
stacyc@timemphis.org

Director of Development MEMPHIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Development is a key leader in realizing the strategic objectives of the organization. Working with the President and CEO, Board of Directors, and leadership team, the Director of Development recommends and implements policies, strategies, and initiatives for the contributed revenue activities of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. The Director of Development is also a member of the organization’s leadership team and will collaborate with the President and CEO on strategic and tactical matters as they relate to contributed revenue for the entire organization. The Director of Development, alongside the President and CEO and Music Director, will play a key role in the strategic planning process.

The Director of Development is responsible for the implementation of the Orchestra’s strategic plans for all fundraising including annual fund campaigns, corporate campaigns, grants, planned giving campaigns and other fundraising campaigns as may be determined by the Board of Directors. The Director of Development also has primary responsibility for meeting the Orchestra’s annual contributed income goal.

The successful candidate will cherish relationship building, thrive under pressure, be able to balance multiple priorities, and be focused on strategies that deliver contributed revenue.

Reports to: President and CEO

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for meeting all contributed, grant and governmental agency revenue goals as determined in conjunction with the Board of Directors and President and CEO.
  • Plan annual giving strategy and monitor the annual campaign plan and budget; participates in major annual fund solicitations and executes appropriate follow-up.
  • Obtains corporate and/or individual sponsorships and ensuring that all such sponsors are appropriately recognized and positive relationships are maintained.
  • Writes and/or ensures that grant applications are completed and submitted by the appropriate deadlines and that all subsequent quarterly and annual reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Provides strategic guidance, planning and appropriate support in the form of correspondence and printed materials to all relevant Board appointed committees and/or individuals, as well as other volunteers assisting in fundraising activities.
  • Using the Board of Directors as a resource, continually seeks new sources of income from individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Develops and oversees the Planned Giving Program.
  • Working with the applicable volunteers, coordinates the planning and execution of special events to maximize revenue and enhance the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s community profile.
  • Directs and manages production for all external development materials including development publications, solicitation packets, campaign letters and donor and sponsorship proposals.
  • Provides strategic guidance and planning to all committees of any endowment or capital campaign and participates in and plans leadership solicitation. Provides appropriate support for such committees and monitors and evaluates volunteer progress.
  • Supervises development staff members.
  • Determines department budget in conjunction with the Board of Directors and President and CEO and monitors throughout the year.
  • Participates in the development of overall institutional policy with other senior staff members and the President and CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of five years of experience in senior fundraising positions.
  • Experience managing multi-channel fundraising programs, and successfully meeting or exceeding annual fundraising revenue targets.
  • Experience closing gifts in high value channels and success in cultivating 5-6 figure gifts.
  • Experience developing income projections and developing expense budgets.
  • Experience growing and expanding an existing fundraising program, and taking it to the next level. Proven creativity developing new and unique ways to increase funding opportunities across multiple programs.
  • Significant experience in staff supervision, leadership, internal relationship-building and performance management.
  • Experience developing efficient donor engagement and cultivation programs.
  • Knowledge of institutional fundraising and ability to manage a strong foundations team.
  • Commitment to creating a collaborative management and working environment and evidence of ability to inspire and motivate a fundraising team with a compelling vision.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, and close attention to detail while keeping an eye on the big picture.
  • Experience in budget management and financial reporting.
  • College degree and/or advanced degree is required.
  • Knowledge of donor database software is a decided advantage, preferably Patron Manager (salesforce.com).
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends (concerts/special events).

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Employment benefits include: health insurance and paid vacation. Paid parking.

Application procedure: Send letter and resume, electronic submission preferred, outlining demonstrable accomplishments to:

Development Director Search
ATTENTION: Karen Wright
Memphis Symphony Orchestra
The University of Memphis
Newport Hall 610 Goodman Street
Memphis, TN 38152
Email: karen.wright@memphissymphony.org
Orchestra website: www.memphissymphony.org

No phone calls please
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Regional Development Manager BIG GREEN MEMPHIS

The Regional Development Manager is responsible for supporting all development efforts and revenue generation to implement Big Green’s program in Memphis. This key role also collaborates with the Regional Director to support the execution of the Memphis region’s fundraising plan and collaborates with Regional Director to meet annual fundraising goals. The Regional Development Manager is an adaptable, articulate, and highly-motivated professional with a proven record of fundraising and/or business development experience. S/he demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for Big Greens mission, inspiring donors to give. This position reports to the Regional Director.

Responsibilities:

Corporate, Individual, and Foundation Relations (50%)
•    Support the Regional Director in meeting annual fundraising goals for regional budget as well as organizational fundraising goals.
•    Build and maintain effective relationships with corporate partners, individual donors, and foundation staff through in-person meetings, phone calls, and written communication.
•    Ensure regular communication with regional donors to keep Big Green supporters informed and engaged, via a variety of print, digital, and social media.
•    Identify, qualify, and prioritize new potential funders.
•    Draft funding proposals and presentations and oversee proposal timelines.
•    Grants management: create a grant calendar, draft grant applications, coordinate the gathering of information (budgets, materials, evaluation reports, etc.) to support grant requests and reporting; track the fulfillment of grants with Program staff.
•    Support the Regional Advisory Board, including: helping to set a strategic vision for the Advisory Board’s role in Development, preparing for and participating in Advisory Board meetings, managing Advisory Board members on specific projects or activities, and corresponding with members as needed.

Fundraising Events (30%)
•    Plan and implement regional fundraising events to share the organizations mission and raise funds, including the signature annual event, Memphis Garden Gala.
•    Help develop and execute one major annual fundraising event for the region.
•    Organize and participate in various other development activities and initiatives (Learning Garden tours, community events, and exclusive events) to promote Big Green as appropriate. 

Systems and Infrastructure (20%)
•    Manage donor-related administration.
•    Create an annual Regional fundraising calendar.
•    Maintain donor and prospect records in Salesforce; ensure the accuracy and efficacy of information entered.
•    Complete monthly and annual fundraising reports as needed.
•    Support development management by ensuring timely information and reporting between the region and the Home Office.
•    Support and engage in all organization advocacy initiatives on a local level.
•    Build and maintain positive relationships with Big Green’s Program and Project Management Teams. Required Qualifications:
•    Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university.
•    Minimum three (3) years of fundraising or business development experience, including grant and proposal writing.
•    Passion and enthusiasm for Big Green’s mission.
•    Proven track record in meeting fundraising goals and in-person solicitations.
•    Demonstrated success in working as a member of a team and developing effective relationships with staff, volunteers, school communities, and donors.
•    Exercises high level of discretion when working with highly confidential, sensitive information.
•    Comfort with ambiguity; able to respond adeptly to rapidly changing priorities. Able to work well under pressure.
•    Extremely detail oriented and organized, with the strong ability to successfully multitask as necessary or requested.
•    Excellent communication, organization, and presentation skills.
•    Demonstrated commitment to Big Green’s mission and ability to present, inform, and motivate individuals and groups about our mission and programs.
•    Ability to lead multiple long- and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines with the ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage own work.
•    Proven ability to work unsupervised and make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively.
•    Extensive computer skills, including intermediate or higher level proficiency with Microsoft Office (EXCEL, PowerPoint, and Word) and experience working with Salesforce or other CRM database.

Big Green Memphis offers a competitive salary and benefit salary package. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@biggreen.org and indicate “Development Manager – Memphis” in the header.

Development Manager NEW MEMPHIS INSTITUTE

New Memphis is a not-for-profit organization committed to attracting, developing, activating and retaining talent in order to forge a prosperous and vital new Memphis.

Title:  Development Manager

The Role:  The Development Manager at New Memphis is a key position tasked with managing the daily functions of the development team. This person will work closely with and report to the Sr. Manager of Fundraising Operations & Technology. The position provides an excellent opportunity to work for an established and dynamic non-profit with ample opportunity for growth.

Main Functions and Responsibilities:
•    Supervise fundraising projects, coordinating timelines, approvals, and project-team communication
•    Enter and maintain accurate and complete records for donors, prospects, and donations in Salesforce
•    Collect data from internal and external sources for use in funding reports and proposals
•    Prepare gift acknowledgement letters and donor correspondence
•    Prepare donor reports and list selections from Salesforce for mailing, appeals, communications and events
•    Organize and generate all development mailings
•    Empower and prepare team members and Trustees as donors, solicitors, prospectors, stewards
•    Prepare meeting materials for team members and external solicitors
•    Collaborate across departments within the organization to ensure accurate and timely delivery of benefits promised to donors
•    Provide daily administrative support to supervisor
•    Research business/corporate and individual fundraising prospects
•    Represent New Memphis, personally engage key constituents, and support the staff at events
•    Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with current donors and build relationships with new donors through in-person and virtual engagement
•    Support the Development Team with other job-related duties as assigned

Key Skills
•    Organized self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment
•    At least three years of relevant work experience
•    Strong attention to details, with an aptitude for coordinating tasks and timelines
•    Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
•    Learn new skills and process information quickly
•    Synthesize large amounts of information to support initiatives
•    Effectively prioritize tasks and maintain quality standards, while also adapting to demands of the work environment
•    Manage demands, deadlines, and information needs of multiple projects with little guidance
•    Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, and Excel; Salesforce experience a plus but not required
•    Full-time. Some evening, weekends and extended hours will be required.

Excellent benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance; generous retirement contribution plan. We are looking to fill this position immediately.  Qualified applicants should send resume and cover letter by June 6th to info@newmemphis.org. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

Donor Relations Coordinator SRVS

Since 1962, SRVS (pronounced serves) has been a leader in empowering lives. Our mission is provide the services that people with disabilities need to live meaningful lives as members of their communities.

Donor Relations Coordinator Duties:

Under the supervision of the Development Manager, the Donor Relations Coordinator is primarily responsible for fundraising, donor engagement, special appeals and campaigns for the agency.

Along with Chairmen and staff, organizes Annual Fund with goals and appropriate activities including but not limited to:

Design and implementation of an effective mail/phone/electronic campaign with quarterly appeals, researching appropriate audiences and creating effective messages for each.
Initiation of a Major Gifts Society, coordinating and scheduling asks, calls, meetings, acknowledgements and tributes.

Launch and expansion of a Monthly Donor Club with appropriate communications, acknowledgements and tributes.

Expansion of Memorials and Honorariums program in both dollars and donors, designing appropriate communications, tribute cards, schedules and conveniences.

Implementation of Capital Campaign structure, schedules and asks when needed.
Assistance with Public Relations and Special Events as needed and support of all Development activities.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. 5 years experience working in fundraising. Excellent research and computer skills needed. Ability to manage several complex projects and proposals simultaneously with strict deadline pressure.

Applicants may apply at www.srvs.org

Donor Relations Manager BALLET MEMPHIS

OVERVIEW
Ballet Memphis Corporation, a 30+ year old professional ballet company, is a creative local and national resource as a maker and interpreter of Southern cultural legacy through dance, production and training. Our Company doesn’t just believe everyone matters, we actively seek to create, present and teach ballet in a way that celebrates the human spirit. We have built a Company that is reflective of the people we serve—beautifully diverse in mind, body and soul—and built it with people who understand we do what we do in the service of others. Ballet Memphis encompasses the Company, the School, Education & Community Enrichment and the Pilates Center; it also tours nationally. We integrate all of our programs, communicating internally and externally in ways that build and promote our culture and core values, providing meaningful experiences to all our participants.

JOB SUMMARY
The Donor Relations Manager is responsible for supporting all Ballet Memphis fundraising and development efforts under the leadership of the Director of Development.

This position requires a winning combination of big picture thinking with sharp attention to execution and detail. High energy, excellent communication and organizational skills, self-motivation and the ability to facilitate projects are a must. The position requires experience in gift processing, solicitation creation, prospect research, phone solicitation and marketing. Preference may be given to candidates with previous experience in and a passion for the arts.

RESPONSIBILITIES
•    In partnership with the Development Director, the Donor Relations Manager will focus heavily on identifying, establishing and maintaining viable individual, foundation and corporate giving relationships through, but not limited to:
o    Direct mail
o    Grants
o    Special events
o    Corporate Sponsorships/Partnerships

•    Assist in building relationships with all levels of donors and within all areas of the Ballet— School, Company, Education & Community Enrichment and Pilates— to ensure Ballet Memphis has life-long donors and a growing support base.

•    Excellent verbal/written communicator, the Donor Relations Manager will assist in creation of:
o    Fiscal year fundraising calendar
o    All written solicitations— letters, emails, social media posts
o    Development promotional materials (brochures, web presence)

•    Prepare monthly development reports utilizing database and Excel to analyze year over year results in Individual, Corporate/Sponsorship and Foundation giving

•    Attend all Ballet Memphis regular season performances in the capacity of donor cultivation but also prepared to assist with other organizational duties as assigned. He/she will coordinate efforts with the Director of Development and Box Office Manager to ensure Board, Dancer Sponsors, corporate sponsors and partners receive all mainstage benefits throughout the season.

•    Assist with planning and execution of all Ballet Memphis fundraising special events. Will act as main point of contact with all special events vendors.

•    Assist Director of Development on grants and foundation work, including:
o    Program details for current grants and grant reports
o    Researching local and national opportunities to expand foundation footprint
o    Grant reporting process

•    Gift processing
o    Processing all incoming gifts and ensuring accurate input to database
o    Gift/donor acknowledgement in manner that is timely and appropriate to gift

REQUIREMENTS
•    Bachelor’s Degree required
•    3+ years of fundraising and development experience
o    Education and/or arts experience preferred
•    Quick with systems—fundraising software experience preferred (Raiser’s Edge, Banner, Salesforce)
•    Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word and Power Point
•    Familiar with online communities and social media including Facebook, Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Instagram, and others

This position requires an ongoing commitment to the following:
•    Even-tempered disposition. Ability to work under pressure in a composed, focused, affable and courteous manner.
•    Creative. Ability to use visionary thinking to assist with development strategy and on-going execution throughout a very busy performance schedule.
•    Analytic. Ability to generate, assess and utilize data to maximize efficiency and drive fundraising results.
•    Highly affable. Ability to conduct regular face-to-face, telephone and email communication with donors/patrons.
•    Enthusiastic, energetic and positive. Ability to sustain an ongoing spirit of positivity in high-pressure and demanding situations. Great level of passion, innovation and enthusiasm for engaging others and creating new vehicles and methods to attract and engage new Ballet Memphis patrons and donors.
•    Adaptable and nimble. Ability to be flexible while remaining focused on accomplishing project/goal amid fast- paced, constantly changing environment.
•    Connector. Ability to utilize personal and professional network to build/leverage new relationships for the Ballet.
•    Prompt and timely communicator. Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication skills.
•    Accommodating. Ability to seek out supportive solutions to accommodate all Ballet Memphis guests, whether ticket buyers, donors, Pilates clients, School families or guests to the building.

BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION:
This is a salaried, full-time position eligible for all benefits (including health insurance, free Pilates mat classes, 12 comp performance tickets). Salary will be competitive and commensurate with level of experience and skill.

TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter, resume and three (3) references to: athompson@balletmemphis.org.