Development Manager / Director of Development

Quantum Theatre, the country’s longest-running producer of environmental theater, seeks an experienced fundraiser to help the company grow its sophistication and capacity in development. The company hopes to find a long-term partner whose strategic leadership, breadth of responsibility, and compensation will grow over time as they demonstrate success and capability, to additionally include supervisory responsibilities, major gifts, and foundation support.

The candidate will lead Quantum’s efforts to generate important annual giving that supports its season of works produced in unusual non-theater locations. Primary responsibilities include maintaining and developing relationships with donors of less than $2,500 and leading all aspects of the Annual Fund. Additionally, the Development Manager/Director of Development plays a key role in the company’s special events, creating a memorable annual benefit gala and pre-show receptions reflective of the company’s artistic character.

A successful candidate will be an exceptional and personable communicator, able to imbue supporters with enthusiasm about the company’s art and mission. A problem solver with a “can-do” attitude, they will thrive in a hands-on environment where no day is the same, balancing priorities across different areas of responsibility while seeking ways to improve existing practices and generate new revenue.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of the Quantum family of individuals. Create an individual fundraising plan to achieve company goals of approximately $125,000 annually. Institute practices that deepen donor relationships, resulting in increased support over time.
  • Lead staff in the planning and execution of annual benefit gala and other events for individuals: pre- and post-show activities, benefits, behind-the-scenes tours, and other donor stewardship events.
  • Plan and execute Quantum’s Annual Fund campaign
    • Write a compelling appeal and manage personalization plan for existing contributors.
    • In collaboration with the Communications and Marketing Assistant, create supporting email and social media communications for fundraising campaigns.
    • Conduct analysis and evaluation to measure performance and refine fundraising processes.
  • Work in close collaboration with Executive Director and consultants to build Quantum’s Corporate Sponsorship program
    • Articulate and refine sponsorship benefits.
    • Draft eye-catching proposal materials.
    • Steward prospective sponsors, providing regular artistic updates and invitations.
    • Identify new sponsorship prospects and secure meetings.
  • Participate actively as a member of Pittsburgh’s arts and philanthropic communities. Attend events and performances as a representative of the company and develop professional relationships to support the company’s work and strategic initiatives.
  • Prepare accurate donor listings and acknowledgements. Ensure fulfillment of all recognition, ticket, and other benefits.
  • Leverage the power of Quantum’s CRM and third-party data to identify prospects for new and increased support. Oversee database processes, ensuring records are kept in good order and generate analytic reports as needed.

Qualifications

Experience

  • Minimum 3 years development experience. Performing arts experience preferred.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated success raising individual gifts and stewarding donors.
  • Experience planning and leading a team in the execution of special events.
  • A track record of soliciting and managing benefit fulfillment for Corporate Sponsorships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill. Ability to adopt company style and voice.
  • Detail oriented and highly organized – able to provide utmost accuracy in donor acknowledgement and recognition.
  • Database proficiency – entry, maintenance, and analysis. Salesforce.com or PatronManager experience very desirable.
  • Strong Microsoft Office and especially Microsoft Excel skills. Experience with mail merging.

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends when needed.
  • Must have a current driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds in support of special events.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is required.

Immediate Supervisor: Executive Director

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt

Compensation & Benefits: Low 50’s – Low 60’s. Health, vision, dental, and retirement benefits. Seven paid holidays, 10 vacation and 10 sick days each year.

Quantum Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Quantum does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Stewart Urist, Executive Director Quantum Theatre
applications@quantumtheatre.com

Development Officer

JOB SUMMARY:

This full-time position supports the development efforts of the Board, the Donor Relations Committee, and the Director of Development. Reporting to the Director of Development, the major areas of accountability for this position are the successful organization and execution of a comprehensive Corporate Sponsorship initiative, Zoo Fund growth, individual giving cultivation and stewardship, Wild Encounter programming, Corporate Volunteer management, and Direct Mail appeal program vis-à-vis a variety of development campaigns. These efforts include strategizing, planning, and executing a broad range of comprehensive fund development efforts in an external-facing role, and the supervision and management of additional special projects as needed. Key responsibilities include soliciting sponsors, donors and prospects, providing behind-the-scenes access by arranging and conducting tours, cultivating and continually supporting the growth and expansion of Development Department efforts and having a deep understanding of the mission of the Zoo, knowledge of its inhabitants and the ability to communicate that to donors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans and executes an individual giving program that grows the Zoo fund, and other special events, which includes obtaining sponsorships, restaurants, managing ticket sales, graphics and marketing materials
  • Manages the Zoo’s corporate volunteer program, helping convert volunteers into donors and Zoo benefactors
  • Works closely with the Marketing Team to identify and solicit Corporate Sponsorships
  • Establishes the programming and operational strategies for the Zoo’s Wild Encounter programming, coordinating all internal and external facets
  • Responds to the requests of fundraising volunteers in a timely and accurate manner
  • In partnership with Development Department, plans and executes an annual donor recognition event
  • Working with the Director of Development, strategizes and distributes at least three (3) direct mail solicitations annually
  • Provides events management expertise with all Development Department activities, as needed
  • Provides planning, fundraising, and strategy on special fundraising events including Summer Safari, Gala, and other events
  • Develops collateral and identifies opportunities on the Zoo’s physical plant for memorial and honoraria contributions; fields inquiries and manages the internal and external coordination of these contributions
  • Executes behind-the-scenes tours and donor cultivation events
  • Coordinates donor recognition signage and delivery of sponsorship benefits
  • Conducts individual prospect research with support of Development Coordinator and Membership Services Manager to convert longtime / philanthropic level members in to GWS Members
  • Stewards individual donors of all giving levels, working to move the donors through the pipeline
  • Conducts and arranges for tours of exhibitry as a means of education, cultivation, and stewardship of prospects and donors
  • Provides support to Membership Services Manager as needed, recognizing that Zoo Members are the entrée to annual, major, and planned giving
  • Attends volunteer and staff meetings, as needed or as assigned
  • Attends Zoo events, as needed or as assigned
  • May attend Donor Relations Committee meetings of the Board of Directors, as needed or as assigned
  • Utilizes database, spreadsheets, and written documents to produce standard and ad hoc reports which are used to chart progress to goals and for strategic planning
  • Contributes to writing and production of the donor newsletter, ZooInsider, which is distributed three times a year

Development Associate

Sisters Place, Inc. a non-profit organization located in the Mt. Oliver community of Pittsburgh is seeking a full-time qualified candidate to fill the newly created role of Development Associate (DA). Sisters Place, Inc. (SP) was founded in 1993 by local Catholic congregations of religious women in response to the Gospel imperative of love of neighbor and service to the homeless and impoverished in our community. Sisters Place, Inc. mission statement is “to faithfully provide opportunities for families and individuals to overcome poverty and homelessness through empowerment, housing, wellness, personal and professional advancement services.”

The individual who will fill the DA role will be responsible for assisting with securing and managing donations, special events, marketing activities and database management. This individual will work to acquire new donors, manage a donor database and maintain regular contact with donors during fundraising events.

This position is responsible for grant writing, reporting and management for grants under $5,000. Assist with database management, utilize social media for fundraising events and campaigns while assisting in donor prospecting, cultivation and stewardship for gifts under $500. This individual will assist in event management, provide direct support to administrative staff and assist with developing campaigns and materials.

The ideal candidate must possess strong interpersonal, organizational and work ethic skills. Interested candidates can apply for this position by submitting their resume to Recruiter@BradleyPartnerships.com or via our website www.bradleypartnerships.com/careers – “Career Opportunities” tab.

Salary: $28,000 – $31,000 annually (dependent on experience and education)

Sisters Place, Inc. is dedicated to a diverse workforce.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Vice President of Development

POSITION:  Vice President of Development
DEPARTMENT:  Development & Communications
SALARY: $75,000 to $90,000/year

JOB SUMMARY:  The Vice President of Development develops strategies for, leads, and supervises all fund development, sponsorship and events, and internal and external communications. Fund development responsibilities include prospect research; corporate and foundation relations; grant seeking; individual donor campaigns including annual, major gift, planned giving, and capital initiatives; donor stewardship; and fundraising administration.

The Vice President of Development reports to the CEO and manages the Development team and leads communications and signature events, including event sponsorship, planning, and management, creation and distribution of print and electronic collateral; event publicity; event ticketing and day-of event coordination. Internal and external communication responsibilities include direction of the organizational website and all its content; media releases; organizational communications and reporting; a robust social media presence; all fund development solicitations and stewardship collateral; and customized print materials for multiple departments/programs. The successful candidate will forge new relationships that build YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Vice President of Development provides staff leadership for the Development Committee of the Board of Directors and the senior YWCA Greater Pittsburgh management team.

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh offers a generous and competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefit options
  • Paid life insurance
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Up to 26 paid time off (within first year of employment)
  • Employee assistance program
  • 403 B
  • Professional development opportunities

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong commitment to the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women demonstrated through previous professional or volunteer efforts.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Five (5) years resource development experience at least three of which are in a nonprofit setting.
  • Experience managing teams and processes.
  • Familiarity with the non-profit/philanthropic community and its structure for funding.
  • Demonstrated track record in fund development with experience in donor strategies, solicitation, planned giving, and donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Experience in marketing and communications strategies.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Familiar with the grant writing process and demonstrated success in securing external funding from diverse philanthropic sources.
  • Possesses excellent communication skills, both written and oral, ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
  • Must possess a creative, energetic, and customer-service oriented work ethic.
  • Knowledge of donor database management, website administration, contracting, and project management.
  • Confidential handling of sensitive and personal information.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Access or Excel, and web development tools. Values a team-based workplace and able to foster a positive working environment that encourages and supports team contributions to organization “stories” and photos.
  • Ability to take advantage of opportunities that might positively impact YWCA performance.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning and Strategy

  • Develops fundraising strategies to drive and achieve the organizations mission and strategic plan.
  • Works collaboratively with the senior team, focus area directors, and Board of Directors Development Committee to promote and execute Association-wide activities, events, fund-raising goals and strategies.  Serves as the staff leader for the Board of Directors Development Committee and works closely with the committee chair to achieve goals.
  • Develops and leads in the implementation of a comprehensive mission-aligned communications strategy for YWCA Greater Pittsburgh.
  • Manages a high-performing development program and team with measurable and attainable fundraising goals in support of established priorities.

Fundraising and Relationship Development

  • Identifies and develops partnering opportunities with individuals, corporations, and foundations to financially support YWCA program and operations priorities including planned giving.
  • Works to diversify revenue streams for the Association.
  • In conjunction with department staff and Association Directors, leverages existing grants, executes letters of intent and grant proposals to secure funding and manages the reporting process.
  • Supervises ongoing updates and communications to YWCA donors and supporters including distribution of materials such as electronic newsletter, solicitations, and annual reports.
  • Leads planning, management and growth of the Association’s hallmark fundraising event, YWCA Equity Awards.
  • Designs programs for annual and special events that integrate the use of all forms of communications, including media relations, print, digital, multimedia, and signage.

Administration

  • Leads the Development Department and manages staff.
  • Prepares and manages departmental budget.
  • During a crisis, oversees crisis communications implementing the YWCA Business Continuity Plan.
  • Must maintain a high level of confidentiality when working with sensitive and personal client, vendor, employee, and contact information.
  • Displays consistent integrity, ethical behavior and professionalism when interacting with internal and external customers.
  • Promotes and supports the mission, values and goals of the YWCA while maintaining high performance standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope of the Development and Communications Office.

MISSION IMPACT:

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh employees work together to promote racial justice and reduce race and gender disparities. We deliberately address the challenges and celebrate the triumphs of living at the intersection of race and gender. As a member the YWCA Development team, you will have the opportunity to support and advance our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women by inspiring and engaging our community in the work of supporting marginalized families, especially women and girls of color, while working to challenge structural barriers to equity.

ABOUT YWCA GREATER PITTSBURGH:

Founded in 1867, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is a member of a nationally recognized movement with a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. As a social justice organization, we have a deep commitment to tackling gender inequities and systemic racism; particularly in the places where these systems intersect. We provide direct services, empowerment programming and advocacy to support individuals and families, especially women and girls of color. We strive to become a model nonprofit workplace for a diverse workforce, ensuring that all staff members are paid a living wage and offered competitive benefits, and meaningful opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

Assistant Director, Campaign Planning and Operations

Carnegie Mellon is enjoying its most productive fundraising years in its history, raising more than $950M over the last three years. University Advancement (UA) supports the entire CMU community in building relationships with key constituencies and securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking an assistant director, Campaign Planning and Operations. This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. Reporting to the executive director, Campaign Planning and Operations, you will partner with colleagues on initiatives and processes in support of fundraising and campaign operations, often identifying and developing new and innovative approaches, procedures and strategies. You will create gift agreements and manage the gift agreement process, from initial document drafting and review through the signing and processing of the final documents. Additionally, you will ensure that the highest quality products are created with an attention to detail and within required time parameters, often under tight deadline. You will work effectively with partners within University Advancement and across the university to accomplish goals and provide the team with a significant depth of knowledge about Carnegie Mellon University, higher education, fundraising, and alumni relations.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Creating gift agreements and managing the gift agreement process, from initial document drafting and review through the signing and processing of the final documents (e.g., gift agreements, statements of intent, capital agreements, and related amendments). Ensures that the highest quality products are created with an attention to detail and within required time parameters, often under tight deadline.
  • Consulting with colleagues in Gift Administration, the Office of Financial Reporting, Donor Relations, the Office of General Counsel, and the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance as required.
  • Creating, administering, and analyzing annual agreement process survey, using results and other feedback to create and update gift agreement templates and related documentation.
  • Identifying, proposing and implementing annual enhancements to gift agreement templates.
  • Maintaining a gift agreement request and process tracking log and associated monthly report, and designing and implementing gift agreement workflows and other technical solutions that support greater efficiency and transparency.
  • Developing training materials and leading gift agreement learning sessions for staff.
  • Collaborating with staff responsible for the drafting of gift proposals, and may participate in the gift proposal drafting and review processes.
  • Acting as a central resource to university constituents regarding gift agreements and the drafting process.
  • Maintaining the university’s listing of endowed fund minimums, and conducting benchmarking and other analysis to propose updates on an appropriate periodic basis.
  • Serving on university committees and acting as resource to colleagues in relevant areas. Provides proposals and recommendations to senior administration for making decisions.
  • Managing and completing a variety of special projects requiring skills in data analysis, writing/editing, and collaborative problem solving.
  • Making appropriate editorial decisions based on university style guidelines. Determines appropriate sources of data and information for a variety of projects.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Passion, excellence and flexibility are vital qualities within University Advancement. A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; collaboration; and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • The ability to:
    • work independently and function in a team environment
    • work under pressure and with tight deadlines
    • collaborate and communicate effectively with directors, gift officers and other development stakeholders
    • determine own priorities, which may deviate from established procedures and practices as long as end results meet performance objectives and established goals
  • High degree of confidentiality and sensitivity to internal/external politics
  • High degree of integrity to deal with internal/external constituents
  • Exceptional research, writing and editing skills
  • Superb interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational, reasoning, problem solving and analytical skills

Qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • Three to five years of development or closely related experience
  • Proficiency with various computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite

Requirements

  • Successful background check

Associate Director, Annual Giving – Communications

Carnegie Mellon is enjoying its most productive fundraising years in its history, raising more than $500M over the last three years. University Advancement (UA) supports the entire CMU community in securing the financial resources the university needs to continue its ascent. As the division grows, we are seeking an associate director, Annual Giving (Communications). This is an exciting opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. Reporting to the executive director, Annual Giving and as an integral member of the annual giving staff, you will write and edit all annual giving collateral, from inception to completion, with the goal of generating gifts from prospects and donors. This includes, but is not limited to: letters, direct mail copy, social media copy, emails, video scripts, event support materials and articles. You will work closely with the office of Advancement Communications and other staff across the University Advancement division. You should bring a creative approach to writing as well as extensive experience in annual giving communications, and exceptional writing and editing skills.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Developing messaging for annual giving solicitation materials in various formats (mail, telemarketing, email, web and social) in partnership with the annual giving team;
  • Serving as a member of the annual giving strategy team to assist in the development of solicitation strategies including audience segmentation, solicitation format and themes;
  • Coordinating solicitation designs with the University Advancement creative team;
  • Serving as liaison between UA creative and annual giving teams to ensure on-time and error-free production of solicitations;
  • Crafting giving messages for use in written solicitations and other communications;
  • Writing giving impact content that can be used on the web, for direct mail and for other annual giving collateral;
  • Assisting with identifying and creating content for annual giving needs – including conducting and interviewing donors, signatories and constituents such as alumni, students, faculty, parents, etc.;
  • Identifying and implementing best practices for annual giving writing, marketing and communication;
  • Writing, editing, copyediting and proofreading all annual giving materials;
  • Making appropriate editorial decisions based on established style guides;
  • Performing related duties as assigned.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within University Advancement.  Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • The ability to:
    • meet tight deadlines
    • interact and collaborate effectively within the University Advancement division, as well as with other members of the campus community
    • contribute in a high-performing team environment
    • maintain composure when dealing with difficult situations and/or individuals
    • meet deadlines
    • work under pressure and with frequent interruptions
    • pay close attention to detail
    • keep and maintain accurate and detailed reports and records
    • prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
    • understand and follow directions
    • work well with others and/or as part of a team
    • work with sensitive information, maintain confidentiality and use discretion.
  • Strong analytical, research and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills

Qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English or equivalent is required; master’s degree preferred
  • Five to eight years of experience of communications and solicitation writing experience
  • Experience in higher education and/or large institution fundraising; experience with university annual giving preferred
  • Understanding of best practices and metrics for communications
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite

Requirements

  • Successful background check

Development Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Development Manager: The Development Manager collaboratively creates and implements a Development Plan to increase and sustain the annual budget of Jeremiah’s Place, Pittsburgh’s only crisis nursery. The mission of Jeremiah’s Place is to protect children and strengthen families by providing a safe haven of respite, health, renewal, and support for children when their families are experiencing a critical need for childcare.

The Development Manager will be responsible creating and managing fundraising appeals, foundation relations, special events, and communication pieces including, but not limited to direct mail, social media, email campaigns, and crowdfunding. Jeremiah’s Place fundraising program incorporates several elements: individual donors, corporate relations, corporate sponsors, foundation partners, fundraising and revenue-generating events, online campaigns, and grants.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage JP’s fundraising strategy, including foundation relations, grant writing & reports, annual appeals, sponsor-a-day, Dipjar, and other solicitation activities
  • Create a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization
  • Manages CRM database entry (Blackbaud/eTapestry)
  • Manages donor acknowledgement process
  • Manages peer-to-peer and community-based fundraising initiatives
  • Coordinates e-newsletter and other electronic campaigns
  • Collaborate on foundation relations and develop grant proposals and manage reporting
  • Build relationships with donors
  • Manage planning for special events
  • Process and manage the monetary and in-kind donation program
  • Assists with general office/ administrative functions
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Requirements:

  • Strong computer skills and comfort with technology systems
  • Strong alignment to the organizational mission, and be understanding and sensitive to the needs of young children and families in crisis
  • Ability to work well in a small team and independently
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent and clear oral and written communication skills
  • Creative problem solver

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Nonprofit management, or similar field
  • At least two years of experience in nonprofit sector
  • PA Act 33 (Child Abuse), Act 34 (Criminal History), Federal Criminal History (FBI Fingerprint) Clearances
  • Physical and TB Test
  • COVID-19 vaccination

Data Analyst

The Data Analyst proactively collects and organizes data, conducts analysis, and presents findings in support of the Foundation’s fundraising goals and objectives and compiles and analyzes information to identify philanthropic patterns, tendencies, and relationships among individuals, corporations, and foundations. Using tools such as the Foundation’s constituent relationship database and Microsoft Excel, the Data Analyst analyzes data and create original, concise, and understandable and timely analytical reports that support planning and decision-making for the Foundation.

*This position will work at the foundation offices located at 105 40th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201*

Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex statistical and financial analysis on all data.
  • Work closely with the Foundation’s Finance department on reporting and analysis.
  • Recommend fundraising strategies and budget adjustments for the Foundation’s frontline fundraising departments based on reports and analysis conducted.
  • Assist in maintaining database records and promoting system integrity so that effective and accurate queries, exports and reports can be created from the system
  • Review revenue and expenses in order to perform a cost benefit analysis related to the fundraising programs and events conducted by the Foundation.
  • Assist in creating an analytical method of reviewing prospects and donors in order to provide statistical data surrounding the Major and Principal Gifts programs.
  • Build effective queries, exports and reports in the Foundation’s constituent relationship database (ie. Raiser’s Edge) in order to collect relevant data for analysis.
  • Develop analytical reports for projecting/forecasting revenue and successful fundraising trends.
  • Recommend metrics which should be in place to measure performance based on findings in analytical reporting.
  • Extract and define relevant information and interpret data for the Foundation staff.
  • Strategize and assist frontline fundraising departments in ranking and prioritizing their fundraising programs and initiatives based on analytics conducted.

Development Director

The Mission of Veterans Place is to empower veterans’ transition from homeless to home, ending the cycle of homelessness, and to assist all at-risk veterans to become engaged, valuable citizens who contribute to their communities. Our vision is a community where veteran homelessness is rare, brief, and non-reoccurring and where veterans are valued, productive, and respected citizens who contribute to their community. Veterans Place is a CARF Accredited organization, following the ASPIRE model, to provide quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services to our clients.

Position Summary

The Development Director will serve as the primary fundraiser for Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard.

The Development Director will design, implement, evaluate and refine individual fund development with the goal of securing charitable contributions to support Veterans Place’s mission and ensure organizational sustainability. A passion for serving Veterans is required. Veterans Place offers a fun, fast-paced work environment with a flexible, team-oriented approach. Revenue generation and growth will be a key deliverable for this role.

Position Responsibilities

Serve as the primary fundraiser, identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors and prospects. Lead the strategy, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive approach to fund development for Veterans Place. Specific responsibilities include:

Team Leadership:

  • Serve as part of the leadership team, working to ensure organization health and effectiveness.
  • Serve as an organizational ambassador, nurturing community relationships and identifying individuals for major donor cultivation.
  • Work with the ED and Board Development Committee to support Trustees in fulfilling their fund development goals.
  • Provide general oversight of all organization fund development activities, manage the day-to-day operations for the development team, and monitor traction and outcomes of strategies
  • Manage grant writing staff and oversee grassroots program fundraising

Foster a Culture of Philanthropy:

  • Create and steward a donor-centric culture at Veterans Place that nurtures loyalty through comprehensive relationship-building, cultivation and communications.
  • Coach board members, staff and volunteers on how to identify, cultivate and solicit charitable gifts.

Fundraising Strategy:

  • Design and implement a fundraising plan including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking, and evaluation while assuring implementation of cost-effective fund development programs and campaigns.
  • Assure development of a balanced funding mix of donor sources and revenue streams that will attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraisers.
  • Identifying, contacting, and prospecting loyal donors through fundraising campaigns and internal databases
  • Manage the Annual Fund with a calendar of activities such as:Preparing donor materials (brochures and info sheets)
  • Writing annual appeals throughout the year and utilizing mail and social media platforms to get the message out
  • Deciding which fundraising events to include in the calendar of activities
  • Be the primary contact and manager of the donor database, DonorPerfect.

Marketing, Branding, and Social Media:

  • Maintain and manage VP branding standards while overseeing and contributing to the production of published materials as needed
  • Oversee and enhance digital communication channels, including VP website and social media platforms

Additional Duties:

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed. You will be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • At least 3-5 years fundraising experience in a professional position
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and digital fundraising software programs
  • Membership in a professional fundraising association or CFRE certification a plus
  • Demonstrated ability in:
    • Managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions
    • Building and managing successful, long-lasting relationships with donors and community members
    • Successfully managing grassroots fundraising campaigns and volunteer fundraising efforts
    • Securing major grants and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other fundraising sources
    • Planning and implementing long and short-range development initiatives, such as capital campaigns and donation drives
    • Written and verbal communication, organizational skills, prioritizing tasks, interpersonal skills, administrative skills
    • Handling confidential information with discretion, being adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrating the highest level of customer/client service and response
    • Achieve high-performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • A pre-employment drug and alcohol screening is required, and a background check will be conducted
  • Veterans Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Manager, Development Systems

The Manager, Development Systems guides business practices, strategy, policy, implementation, analytics, and evaluation related to the Tessitura CRM and any integrated technologies related to fundraising and interdepartmental projects. This full-time, salaried position works closely with the Development Team and interdepartmentally to coordinate and manage data entry and management, reporting, research, and reconciliation within Tessitura. This position provides technology expertise to support the Trust’s identification, solicitation, and cultivation of existing and prospective donors.

Candidates should have a minimum of five years’ experience with financial structures, audit, marketing, and interfacing with IT personnel. This individual must possess strong communication skills and the ability to translate between multiple stakeholders (IT, fundraising, marketing) to ensure technology solutions meet users’ needs. Strong working knowledge of Excel, pivot tables, and macros as well as familiarity with fundraising databases or CRM software is required. This individual must be calm and diplomatic, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and an outstanding problem-solver.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. The salary range for this position starts at $52,000.

Qualified applicants should send a current resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Director of Human Resources, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 803 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or shannon@trustarts.org. No telephone calls please.