Development Associate

The Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement (PAE) cultivates relationships with contributors, alumni, and other constituents on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC, generating support for teaching, research, and care. As the hub for development and alumni relations efforts, PAE contributes to a bold, vibrant, and diverse academic community. Primarily, we focus on:

  • Philanthropy to the University and UPMC which drives innovation and enhances opportunities for students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians.
  • Alumni relationships expressed across a community of 318,000 alumni spanning the globe. This purposeful, collaborative work—supported by your engagement and giving—ensures that Pitt and UPMC grow stronger each year, benefitting this community, our region, and the wider world. PAE fosters an intentionally inclusive workforce through a diversity framework that commits to collaborating and expanding the culture, identity, and wholeness of every staff member in measurable and deliberate ways.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Division of Philanthropic & Alumni Engagement is seeking a Development Associate (DA) to join a progressive team within Swanson School of Engineering.  Responsibilities include: (1) planning and executing cultivation and stewardship tasks, activities, and events for SSOE prospects and donors under management by the Executive Director of Development (2) providing research, analysis, and other assistance in designing and implementing tasks and strategies for the Executive Director (3) conducting stewardship visits annually with prospects who have made a substantial gift via their estate and/or indicated they are not interested in making additional gifts.

The DA must possess strong oral and written skills with an ability to persuade; strong organizational skills; and an exceptional ability to communicate with a variety of University alumni, donors, faculty, staff, senior leadership, and friends; strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Knowledge of and experience with the engineering profession and the mission of engineering schools and the ability to translate that mission in ways that engage and inspire donors and alumni is essential. This position requires occasional travel and evening and weekend work.

Bachelor’s degree required. Superior verbal and written skills, particularly in writing and editing development proposals. Experience working with University personnel policies and procedures, the Salesforce (Affinaquest) database, PeopleSoft and level reports preferred.

Direct Marketing Production Manager, Membership & Annual Fund

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There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
Direct Marketing Production Manager is responsible for effectively managing operations of assigned area in collaboration with other components of the institution, designing systems for efficient work that conform with both best practices in the field and department policies. Manages budgets and/or has responsibility for achieving revenue targets.  Supervises employees as required. Supports overall department goals of being donor-centered, cooperative and transparent.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Communications or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of direct mail marketing experience required.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Experience working in non-profit educational or cultural organizations desirable.
  • Experience working with volunteers preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and coaching skills required.
  • Must have excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills.
  • Strong copy writing skills with the ability to write compelling stories using a variety of voices.
  • Extensive experience with direct mail marketing.
  • Must be technologically proficient with Microsoft Office products and adept at learning new technologies.
  • Raiser’s Edge knowledge a plus.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for all aspects of direct mail marketing and collateral content for membership and annual giving: membership renewal and acquisition campaigns, annual fund campaigns, add gifts, gift memberships, brochures, flyers, invitations, on-site signage, and more.
  • Work with internal staff and external vendors to develop communication strategies, messaging and brand awareness/consistency to boost retention, acquire new members and donors, upgrade members, and build the member-to-donor giving pipeline.
  • Collaborate with the digital marketing, telemarketing and frontline membership teams to develop coordinated multi-channel and cross-platform marketing campaigns.
  • Write copy, develop content, and create schedules and timelines for direct mail campaigns.
  • Direct all aspects of production for three annual direct mail acquisition campaigns, including budget management, project bids, concept development, copy, split package testing, list procurement, prospect identification, data merge/purge, print and mail services, and backend campaign analysis.
  • Manage the monthly membership renewal mailings: participate on design concept, draft copy, pull mailing lists, segment data, coordinate mailings with the print and mail house, monitor and reorder inventory, and report on campaign results.
  • Work with outside vendor to coordinate weekly membership fulfillment mailings to members.
  • Create and distribute postcard mailers to advertise events and promotions to membership households.
  • Develop branded collateral materials: stickers, brochures, branded giveaways and other materials.
  • Proactively seek opportunities to enhance on-site visibility for membership sales, promotions, events, and programs.
  • Set and adhere to project production schedules and deadlines.
  • Create key performance indicators and evaluation metrics to track campaign performance. Evaluate, refine and adjust strategy, as needed.
  • Create and manage budgets for all direct mail campaigns and collateral content.
  • Submit invoices for payment and track and monitor all expenses related to direct mail and collateral content.
  • Track and manage supply inventory.
  • Perform ongoing research into new direct mail opportunities, benchmark trends, and audience preferences.
  • Represent CMP’s membership program in public and at internal and external events, as needed.
  • Performs special projects and support as needed to meet the goals of the department.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Assistant Director – Donor Services

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh seeks a Full-Time Assistant Director, Donor Services to oversee processes related to gift processing, fulfillment and customer service. The candidate must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and have the initiative to undertake and complete projects accurately, on deadline, and with minimal direct supervision. Attention to detail and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communications skills including editing and proof-reading are required, as is the ability to interact effectively with donors, members, and colleagues. S/he must have a strong customer-service orientation and be flexible, cooperative, and team-oriented.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Prefer three years of related work experience and some supervisory experience. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and the Pittsburgh funding community is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Results oriented with a record of demonstrated success in assigned area
  • Requires initiative, sensitivity to constituents, and a commitment to exemplary customer service
  • Must have budget and project management skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with staff and volunteers, and develop relationships with donors and prospects
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills; diplomacy and persuasive abilities in dealing with donors and colleagues alike.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to craft, edit & proofread proposals, reports, correspondence, and/or solicitations, and develop and deliver presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work accurately under deadlines and the pressure of a fast-paced work environment, handle multiple assignments at once, while paying strict attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required; experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or Luminate software a plus
  • Maturity and discretion in working with confidential information required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Three years’ development, non-profit or marketing experience required; specific experience in data analytics; database management; capital campaigns; direct marketing or face to face fundraising may also be desired
  • Master’s degree and supervisory experience desirable
  • Familiarity with the local, regional and national funding community a plus

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manages and contributes to annual & long-term fundraising strategies to generate philanthropic support for CMP’s priorities by managing and building an assigned portfolio of donors and securing funding through direct solicitation and/or significant coordinated direct marketing initiatives depending on portfolio size
  • Responsible for achieving revenue and other defined goals in assigned fundraising initiatives by developing and implementing strategies in line with industry best practices
  • Executes donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activities according to established calendars and ensures the maintenance of said calendars
  • Integrates fundraising efforts and activities with other components of the department and the institution to ensure the most efficient and effective use of resources
  • Maintain familiarity with CMP donors and major donor prospects, while staying attuned to museum-based programs, projects, exhibits, and related opportunities, to help identify potential matches between donors/prospects’ interests and programs/exhibits on the CMP horizon or that otherwise might open up new funding streams.
  • Plan and manage assigned fundraising events of all scales and types, including revenue and expense budget oversight as appropriate.
  • Develops marketing materials in platforms as assigned to support fundraising goals in conjunction with CMP creative design and production staff.
  • Oversees the writing of and as required writes relevant correspondence, including proposals, grant reports, acknowledgment letters, and email messages.  Ensures consistent quality in messages and timely receipt to appropriate audiences.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate tracking mechanisms for measuring, analyzing and evaluating results and progress.  Provides status reports, thoughtful projections and recommendations for internal and external contingencies.
  • Maintains budgets as assigned, forecasting revenue and managing spending appropriately.  Negotiating vendor fees and overseeing the completion of contracts in keeping with current policies and procedures
  • Assumes special projects and attends meetings and participates in events as requested, contributing to the overall team effort in the spirit of cooperation.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

 

Carnegie Museums is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Females / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

 

The above job description reflects the essential functions and qualifications for the position identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position. The job description does not constitute an employment contract and does not alter the at-will relationship between CMP and the employee.

*GUIDANCE ON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to consider and accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  An individual is qualified if he or she can perform the essential functions of a job with or without reasonable accommodation. An essential job function is any task that is a fundamental part of the job.  When considering essentiality, one must focus upon whether the function is essential to this particular job and not to the department as a whole. Some additional guidance on essential functions follows below.  Please note that the following guidelines are non-exhaustive.  If you have any questions or need additional guidance, please contact Human Resources.

  • Is the function required to be performed on a regular basis? If the function is rarely performed, it may not be essential.
  • Is the function highly specialized? Is the incumbent hired for his/her expertise or ability to perform the function?  The need for special expertise is an indication of an essential function.
  • Does the position exist, at least in part, to perform the function?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.
  • How much time is spent performing the function and how often?  Note that even functions performed 10% of the time could be essential if they are required on a regular basis.
  • Would elimination of the function fundamentally alter the job?  If so, the function is more likely to be essential.
  • What are the consequences of not requiring the incumbent to perform the function? If they are significant, the function is more likely to be essential.
  • Are there a limited number of employees among whom the performance of the function could be distributed if the incumbent could not perform it?  If so, it is more likely to be essential.

Director of Development

The Director of Development supports Animal Friends’ vision of a humane and compassionate future for every animal by driving stewardship and overseeing strategic fundraising initiatives. Under the direction of the Chief Community Engagement Officer, the Director of Development will lead the planning and execution of fundraising efforts such as individual giving campaigns, corporate and foundation support, grant gaining and fundraising events including Animal Friends’ award-winning signature gala, Black Tie & Tails. The Director of Development will grow and manage a team of Development and Special Events Coordinators and promote a professional and positive image for Animal Friends through their knowledge of the organization’s programs and activities and ability to communicate its vision and mission to potential donors

Essential Functions:

  • Provides organization leadership in all fundraising activities.
  • Builds and implement strategic development plans for short- and long-term fundraising goals.
  • Maintains and grows relationships with key community partners, vendors, donors and stakeholders
  • Successfully solicits and closes major gifts and grants.
  • Oversees the creation, planning, and implementation primary and secondary fundraising events, including the oversight of event coordinators and volunteers.
  • Maintain support from Board of Directors and serve as primary staff contact for standing committees including Development Committee and Major Gifts Committee.
  • Researches foundations and corporations to identify appropriate sponsorships sources.
  • Ensures sponsorship deliverables are met.
  • Leverage volunteer talent – especially by engaging their assistance within the department, thereby helping us to further our mission and vision and to achieve the organization’s expectation of 100% integration of volunteers into our programs.
  • Develops and executes a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that includes individual giving, corporate giving, major gifts, on-line giving strategies, special events, grants and planned giving.
  • Works with data systems to ensure accurate tracking of donor information and fundraising activity including pledges, recurring gifts and historical giving records.
  • Meets financial benchmarks for key fundraising activity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5 years of experience in managing comprehensive fundraising, at least 3 of which were in a development supervisor position preferred.
  • Mature and professional demeanor and strong leadership skills to provide guidance continue to grow a team.
  • Hands-on, big-thinking fundraiser with proven track record and success in simultaneously overseeing multiple fundraising initiatives.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all fundraising approaches, with special expertise and understanding of planned giving, major gifts, capital campaigns and special events.
  • Must have access to dependable transportation and openness to local travel. Valid PA driver’s license required.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including weekends and some holidays.
  • Must be able to work special events including, but not limited to New Year’s Eve Rescue, Bow Wow Bingo and Black Tie & Tails.
  • Must be able to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds. Shelter work can be physically demanding.
  • Must have a sincere interest in the work, programs and mission of Animal Friends, Inc.

Special Events Coordinator

Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services is a leader in programs and services for people of all ages who are blind, vision impaired, or who have other disabilities. We are committed to improving the lives of persons with vision loss and related disabilities by teaching independence and self-advocacy.

Job Summary

The successful candidate will support the success of Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh’s fundraising events. Works closely with staff, board members, and volunteer leadership to assist with planning, coordinating and implementing events designed to raise funds for and to promote community awareness of BVRS’ programs and services.

Responsibilities

  1. Work closely with Vice President of External Affairs to ensure the success of special event fundraisers for BVRS by performing the following tasks:
    • Provide administrative support in the research and solicitation of new and existing donors to support the organization’s special events (i.e. Blue Jeans Bourbon and Bingo, the Corporate Cup – Ski Race and Sporting Clays and the Steelers Alumni Golf Outing).
    • Perform complex administrative duties, with little supervision, exercising confidentiality, independent discretion, and judgment.
    • Represent Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services in a professional and positive manner at all times, specifically when working with staff, board members, volunteers, and vendors.
    • Provides staff support and leadership to event chairs and related committees formed to help secure sponsors and participants. Support may include keeping records, preparing meeting notices and minutes, handling correspondence and meeting with committees.
    • Coordinates work with external and internal audiences including vendors and donors.
    • Assists with planning, implementation, and production of all fundraising events including vendor relationships and event logistics. May coordinate activities related to event program.
    • Oversee event material production: work with design consultant to develop materials related to events including external communications, printed event materials (including but not limited to signage, programs, nametags, etc.) and event scripts.
    • Maintains files and spreadsheets of all special event timelines. An understanding of donor software is critical – Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
    • Works at special events as directed including preparation, set-up, event execution, and tear-down.
    • Assists in performing regular administrative duties in a timely and efficient manner as it relates to special events; including but not limited to recording and tracking donor contracts and payments, reviewing and submitting event related invoices for payment, writing acknowledgement and thank you letters, assembling donor solicitation packets, creating and updating donor/program related forms, researching both monetary and in-kind funding sources, writing solicitation letters, executing mass mailings.
  2. Event Sponsor Project Development: Works to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward appropriate donors of $2500 level or higher with an emphasis on maximizing revenue through events for Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services. Update donor records in Raiser’s Edge.
  3. It is the responsibility of all BVRS staff members to recruit, train and work with volunteers and to treat all clients, volunteers, guests, and other employees in a courteous and respectful manner at all times while maintaining a cooperative atmosphere for everyone.
  4. Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the mission of Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of special events experience, nonprofit events preferred.
  • A thorough understanding of the Pittsburgh community and the significance of corporate and/or business relationships
  • Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented to manage event timelines and marketing processes.
  • A self-starter, data and deadline driven, and ability to multi-task with solid organizational and time-management skills
  • Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g. Raiser’s Edge)
  • Capable to travel to special events, committee meetings and event related responsibilities.  Reliable transportation is a must.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and an occasional overnight as required to meet the needs of each event.
  • Interest in programs related to vision loss
  • Willingness to learn and grown in a positive and challenging environment
  • Ability to inspire and bring about change in all areas of the position
  • Create positivity with co-workers and constituents
  • Individuals who are blind or vision impaired are encouraged to apply.

Physical Needs for Job

Able to stand for an extended period of time. Able to lift up to 25 pounds.

Job Type

Full Time.  Immediate opening.

Salary

$18 – $20 per hour.  Signing bonus.

COVID-19 Considerations

The health and safety of our clients and staff is of the utmost importance to BVRS. All CDC guidelines are being followed.

 

For consideration, please forward resume and any questions to cnadzam@pghvis.org.

Board Treasurer

Senior Hearts Rescue and Renewal (SHRR) is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to save the lives of senior dogs through a proven renewal and placement process, giving our seniors a high quality of life in loving homes. Founded in 2016, SHHR has saved over 570 senior dogs and placed over 515 in loving homes.

SHRR is seeking a working Board Treasurer who can lead the organization in financial management and oversight, including establishing procedures, and perform day-to-day financial duties for SHRR.

An ideal Board Treasurer will have an entrepreneurial spirit, organizational skills, ability to communicate both written and verbally to corporate decision makers and private individuals, ability to work toward seeking consensus on group decisions, an awareness of the importance of open communication amongst board members, ability to adhere to board decisions and protocol, and a strong desire to build the infrastructure of the organization by development of processes, programs, and resources while advancing our mission with a passion for senior dogs.

Serving on our board is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about SHRR’s mission and who has a track record of leadership and accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Prior history of serving on a board is desirable. Ideal candidates will have success in a fast paced work or volunteer environment,  savvy diplomatic skills, affinity for cultivating relationships, understanding of our vision and mission, and a passion for saving the lives of senior dogs.

More details can be found at https://seniorhearts.org/join-our-team

Manager, Reporting & Data Analytics

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
The Manager of Reporting and Data Analytics provides the organization with the critical information needed to make fact-based decisions, providing key internal constituents with information and analytics. This role manages business and reporting tools to produce operational reports to management and gift officers on time; continuously identifies processes to automate/eliminate reports by applying business process improvement and process reengineering to the report development wherever possible.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Five years of experience in marketing/customer database analytics such as: analytic segmentation, measurement of strategy development, ROI analysis, modeling, web analysis, etc. required.
  • Demonstrated experience in generating and building reports for leadership.
  • A license in SAS Certified Base Programmer Credential preferred.
  • Excellent demonstrated analysis and reporting skills in the fundraising industry with experience using computerized data sources.
  • Thorough knowledge of reference resources.
  • Excellent communication skills; diplomacy and persuasive abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Minimum two years’ experience withRaiser’s Edge or other CRM Products.
  • Familiarity with the Pittsburgh community a plus.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manages business and reporting analysts to produce operational reports to management and gift officers on time;
  • Leads staff in gathering business requirements, preparing logical and physical reporting environments, and completing design, coding, testing and implementation of business intelligence reports.
  • Analyzes reports, creates trend lines and makes recommendations/explanations.
  • Designs and builds utilization management dashboards/reports/models.
  • Proactively evaluates macro-market data, technology and benchmarks to discern trends, anomalies, and areas of opportunities.
  • Works with internal report production teams to evaluate historical performance and forecast future performance.
  • Interprets and creates final recommendations and presents the results to key stakeholders.
  • Develops and directs the implementation of strategies to substantially improve data processing efficiencies.
  • Leads the execution of projects based on predictive analytics, customer segmentation and modeling, ad hoc business analytics and customer behavior reporting in support of internal global business partners.
  • Designs, develops and implements analytical models using appropriate data mining and statistical tools, analyze results and work cross-functionally to generate actionable recommendations.
  • In partnership with leadership, identifies what ifs and improvement opportunities – and then performs analysis to quantify and validate.
  • Manages the overall planning, development, and implementation of reporting and analytics programs, products and services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Assistant Director, Advancement Operations & Donor Services

There’s no cultural organization in the world quite like Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. With a legacy of discovery and outreach dating back to 1895, today we are a family of four diverse, dynamic museums; Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. We’re committed to being inclusive, both onsite and online, and to exploring with our audiences the big ideas and issues of our time.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.
Assistant Director, Advancement Operations & Donor Services is responsible for performing a variety of development functions to ensure that donor gifts are managed and tracked to industry and organizational standards. This includes developing and implementing communication strategies; managing administration and logistical frameworks; and/or ensuring stewardship activities are performed—all with an overarching goal of deepening the museum’s relationship with donors.

Responsibilities include overseeing and setting goals for gift processing and customer service staff; team and departmental logistics; and managing staff as assigned. Coordinate efforts and work cooperatively with the development team, the museum staffs, consultants, volunteers and leadership to ensure that efforts support the overall goals of the institution and follow best practices in the industry.

Qualifications

  • Results oriented with a record of demonstrated success in nonprofit management, customer service, sales, communication, or a similar industry.
  • Requires initiative, sensitivity to constituents, reasoning skills and a commitment to exemplary customer service.
  • Must have project management skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with staff and interdepartmentally.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills; diplomacy and persuasive abilities in dealing with donors and colleagues alike.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to craft, edit & proofread correspondence and policies.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work accurately under deadlines and the pressure of a fast-paced work environment, handle multiple assignments at once, while paying strict attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organizational abilities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database/CRM management required; Raiser’s Edge and/or Luminate software experience a plus.
  • Maturity and discretion in working with confidential information required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Five years’ development, operations, non-profit, database management, sales, or customer service experience required;
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Familiarity with the local, regional, and national funding community a plus

Accountabilities

  • Oversees and directs customer service and gift processing teams ensuring quality, meeting deadlines, and adhering to industry standards.
  • Processes gifts and responds to customer service inquiries as needed.
  • Acts as escalation point for customer service team.
  • Integrates activities with other components of the department and the institution to ensure clear communication to and support of donors.
  • Ensures consistent quality in messages and timely receipt to appropriate audiences.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate tracking mechanisms for measuring, analyzing and evaluating results and progress. Provides status reports, thoughtful projections, and recommendations for increasing efficiency.
  • Liaises with vendors and internal stakeholders to resolve issues and help develop and direct team planning, goals, and execution.
  • Other duties as assigned to support the Director of Finance and Advancement Operations.
  • Assumes special projects and attends meetings and participates in events as requested, contributing to the overall team effort in the spirit of cooperation.

The following PA Act 153 clearances, or proof of application of clearances, are required beginning employment and as a condition of continued employment:

  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check
  • FBI Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

Obtaining the required clearances is completed as part of the new hire process.

Grant Writer (Independent Contractor)

VISION: Provide opportunities for quality housing, promote self-sufficiency of the residents, to improve recreational and human service opportunities, maximize employment and training opportunities and, develop programming specific to the needs of the Larimer community in adherence to the Larimer Vision to Action Plan.

MISSION: To empower the Larimer neighborhood to move into sustainable community and economic development via strong communication networks, partnerships, and an open participatory process.

Position: Grant Writer
Status: Independent Contractor
Reports to: Board Chair of the Larimer Consensus Group (LCG)

Purpose:

LCG seeks an assertive, collaborative, high performing individual to enhance its fundraising efforts in the region and help to expand the capacity for community engagement through leveraging dollars and resources for the organization.

Key responsibilities include:

  • The Grant Writer is responsible for researching, developing and writing all grants for (LCG) to maximize the various program and funding capacities.
  • Support efforts to achieve the annual financial goals for (LCG).
  • Work collaboratively with program and development staff to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests, taking the lead as the project manager.
  • Work collaboratively with program staff to prepare internal and external reports.
  • Possess a strong knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Manage the oversight, research, development, submission and reporting process of all grants, proposals and applications.
  • Coordinate with relevant staff/Board in order to solicit timely and appropriate input/review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines.
  • Review guidelines for all applications/proposals and reports to ensure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information.
  • Maintain a portfolio of current and prospective funders.
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with funding sources.
  • Conduct research to identify new opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the agency to help grow the existing portfolio of funders to ensure (LCG) maintains a diverse portfolio of funders.
  • Provide quarterly and annual reports to track progress to be shared with leadership and the board of directors.
  • Collaborate with staff to establish new funding sources.
  • Maintain a calendar of grant activities to include application/proposal due dates, reporting deadlines and renewals.
  • Ensure grant information/tracking is documented, up-to-date, accurate and entered into Raisers Edge.
  • Coordinate meetings for the Program Staff and Board of Directors as needed.
  • Attend information sessions, RFP meetings and/or other community forums to interact with potential funders, program managers and possible collaborative partners.
  • Attend appropriate grant related trainings and seminars to continue to learn and grow.
  • Support general fundraising activities, as needed.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a related field required.
  • Must possess knowledge of government, foundation and corporate funding sources.
  • Must possess strong writing and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must possess strong project management skills.
  • Must be highly organized and comfortable working under pressures and meeting deadlines.
  • Must possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently to achieve goals.
  • Must be proficient in computer software programs and databases.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Experience with budgeting and budget development is preferred.
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an ethnically diverse community setting
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple funding opportunities at one time.

Working Conditions: The Grant Writer works independently but will have office space at the LCG headquarters to meet with and collaborate with the LCG staff and Board as needed. Position is expected to travel as necessary in the performance of the duties as a Grant Writer. The working hours are set by the independent Contractor. There will be requests to attend staff, board and community meetings which may be after hours in the evening on occasions.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume and a cover letter to larimercgjobs@gmail.com.

Executive Director for Development & Business Operations

Private Catholic High School, located in South Hills suburb of Pittsburgh, is looking for a dynamic individual to lead the school’s Development initiatives. School has a 62 year history and alumni and families are very supportive of the school and its Mission.

Successful candidate will have experience in donor engagement, coordination of annual giving and special events. A background in marketing is a plus and experience working in a similar position for a non-profit is preferred.