Board Member

The Amizade Board of Directors provides mission-based leadership and strategic governance to the organization in partnership with our Executive Director. As the organization’s main oversight committee, the Board has a fiduciary responsibility to our participants, partners, and the public that we ethically and efficiently carry out our mission and strive to live up to our values in all of our planning, policies and actions. Working together in a collaborative and participatory group, Board member responsibilities include the following:

Ensure Strong Governance

  • Participate in quarterly board meetings (3 conference calls, one in-person meeting per year)
  • Maintain familiarity with organizational governance documents (articles, by-laws, budgets, etc.)
  • Learn about and remain current on topics of nonprofit governance
  • Review and approve annual budgets and monitor fiscal conditions through meetings and reports
  • Contribute professional expertise and skills (e.g. legal, fundraising, risk management, accounting, marketing, etc.) to projects and initiatives
  • Serve on one or more standing board committees
  • Volunteer for ad hoc assignments and special projects as needed
  • Contribute to the annual evaluation of the executive director
  • Commit to a three-year board term with an option for additional terms
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting new board members

Support Amizade’s Mission

  • Collaborate with board members and Amizade staff to define and advance the organization’s mission, vision and values
  • Assist with strategic planning and advancing mission-based policies and programs
  • Assess the organizational landscape and approve response strategies to changing circumstances
  • Visit and/or meet with host communities when possible and stay informed of community partner issues

Promote Amizade

  • Serve as an Amizade ambassador actively sharing information about our mission and accomplishments with personal and professional networks
  • Leverage political and social capital to raise Amizade’s organizational profile
  • Stay current on developments in the field of service-learning and international community building
  • Attend special events and organizational functions in support of Amizade

Financial Support of Amizade

  • Commit to Amizade as a philanthropic priority commensurate with your financial means
  • Donate annually in support of our 100% Amizade board donor goal
  • Support organizational fundraising campaigns by leverage personal networks and seeking matching donations
  • Assist with identifying and securing grants, cultivating donors, and seeking corporate giving
  • Contribute in-kind donations and assist in identifying pro-bono services.

Communications and Development Coordinator

Communications and Development Coordinator Job Description – Full-time

PUCS Background/Mission:

At Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS) our mission is to equip students to engage the world with their unique, God-given gifts. PUCS provides an excellent education in an urban setting for a racially and economically diverse group of students. We are committed to educating from a Christian perspective with a curriculum characterized by integral thematic units, close student teacher interaction and substantive parental involvement. By offering a high quality, affordable education, PUCS seeks to play a leading role in enhancing the quality of life for the people of Wilkinsburg and surrounding communities. Our staff of certified teachers is dedicated to facilitating each student’s spiritual, personal, social, academic and physical growth.

PUCS serves 130 students ranging from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. PUCS employs 19 talented faculty and staff who are devoted to creating a rich learning environment for students. Our talented teachers help foster an environment that empowers PUCS students to realize their full potential and set them up for a successful post-PUCS educational experience.

Please review the PUCS website for further detail on the PUCS approach to learning and the impact PUCS has had on the community.

Development – 25 hours a week (approximately)

Responsibilities: The Communications and Development Coordinator reports to the Development Director to support the fundraising efforts of PUCS. The Coordinator will be responsible for helping with grant research and grant writing, managing special events, donor cultivation, and office duties including database management. They will ensure timely responses to all funding opportunities and manage the gift recognition process.


  • Maintain accurate donor database (Bloomerang) – contact information, donations and interactions. Annual updates for newly enrolled families, staff, alumni, event participants and community members. Use the database to record donations, mail tax receipts, and generate mailings.
  • Learn standard donor database reports and create custom reports as necessary. Use donor database reports to analyze and evaluate donor trends (lapsed, LYBUNT/SYBUNT, soft credits, wealth screening).
  • Research potential sources of funding. Maintain foundation calendar. Write grants with the Development Director.
  • Provide timely and creative ways to say thank you to donors, foundations and businesses. Write donor reports with financial support provided by Financial Secretary.
  • Manage annual events (Grandparents Day, Pastor Appreciation Breakfast, Serve-A-Thon, fundraiser, etc.) and follow-up. PUCS will celebrate its 40th anniversary during the 2021-2022 school year – planning and preparing for this milestone.
  • Assist with other development activities such as annual fund, corporate relations for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) and Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Communications – 15 hours per week (approximately)

Responsibilities: The Development and Communications Coordinator is responsible for developing and facilitating the design and implementation of the school’s communications plan. This is a position with a lot of variety, and includes the development of narratives, websites, email, social media, print, and others to inform the PUCS community of key information, news, events, and other topics that advance the School’s mission and institutional goals.

The position works collaboratively to support the organization’s Marketing, Communications, Recruiting, Development and Community Outreach efforts. Responsibilities will be distributed throughout the year and, in accordance with the communications plan, may include:


  • Research, write, and edit email newsletters and messages to ensure clear and accurate communication to constituents.
  • Write grants applications and reports with the Development Director and Financial Secretary.
  • Copyedit, proofread, and revise communications from multiple departments to ensure accuracy and quality.
  • Create compelling written content for a variety of platforms including the School’s website, social media, PUCS Post, Constant Contact, and more.
  • Support senior management, faculty, and staff as-needed with communications (i.e., slide presentations, one-pagers, etc.).

Graphic Design and Publishing

  • Create compelling print and digital content to support the School’s communications campaigns.
  • Create materials for multiple School departments and divisions, including Admissions, Advancement, and Athletics. Materials include invitations, postcards, programs, and more.
  • Create graphic designs to support social media campaigns.
  • Collaborate with the print newsletter graphic designer.


  • Update and add content to the School’s website.
  • Regularly review the School’s website to ensure information accuracy, proper display on multiple devices, and site health.
  •  Branding
    • Steward the School’s editorial and brand standards by ensuring consistency and visual integrity on all communications.
    • Revise communications from multiple departments to ensure alignment with the School’s brand guidelines.
  • Crisis Communications
    • Participate in reputation management and media monitoring.
    • Participate in crisis communications response and support.
  •  Administrative
    • Act as a liaison with third-party vendors and assist in managing those relationships.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related area.
  • Two or more years of related experience
  • Solid knowledge of communications principles, concepts, strategies, and best practices.
  • Current knowledge of social media platforms and current communications technology with the ability to demonstrate best practices. (Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. (Newsletters, donor reports, grants, grant reports, receipts, thank you notes, etc.). Acute attention to detail, accuracy, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Experience with managing or updating websites.
  • Ability to analyze data from fundraising campaigns and be able to draw insights with  actionable recommendations based on the analysis.
  • Proven project management skills and ability to drive a project from concept to completion.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team and with other groups within the School. Experience collaborating/working with outside organizations.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask and prioritize workflow.
  • Highly motivated, productive, and deadline oriented.
  • Good judgment, tact, diplomacy, and ability to guard confidentiality.

Skilled in the use of:

  • Donor databases
  • AP Style
  • Google products such as Gmail, Drive, Docs, Slides, and Sheets
  • Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Excel
  • Adobe software including InDesign, Photoshop
  • Content management systems such as WordPress
  • Social media monitoring software
  • Working knowledge of HTML

Required Legal Documents:

  • Federal Criminal History Record
  • Pennsylvania State Criminal Record Check (Act 34)
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33/151)

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send the following to

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Personal Statement of Christian Faith / Experience

Board Members Wanted – Equine Therapy

Board members are wanted to serve on a growing equine-assisted therapy nonprofit.

About Hidden Hill Horse Farm

Hidden Hill Horse Farm enhances the lives and independence of the individuals within the special needs community by developing life skills through our equine assisted therapy program. We are a creative grassroots project that is the only waiver provider in the Western Pennsylvania region.

For more information, please Hidden Hill Horse Farm’s website


The Board will support the work of Hidden Hill Horse Farm and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by Hidden Hill Horse Farm’s chief executive officer (CEO), the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:

Leadership, Governance and Oversight

  • Serving as a advisor to the CEO as they develop and implement Hidden Hill Horse Farm’s strategic plan
  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Hidden Hill Horse Farm for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings
  • Approving Hidden Hill Horse Farm’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions; being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the CEO
  • Assisting the board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing Hidden Hill Horse Farm to stakeholders; acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring Hidden Hill Horse Farm’s commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the communities Hidden Hill Horse Farm serves


  • Duty of Care: Take care of the nonprofit by ensuring judicious use of all assets, including facility, people, and good will;
  • Duty of Loyalty: Ensure that the nonprofit’s activities and transactions are, first and foremost, advancing its mission; Recognize and disclose conflicts of interest; Make decisions that are in the best interest of the nonprofit corporation; not in the best interest of the individual board member (or any other individual or for-profit entity).
  • Duty of Obedience: Ensure that the nonprofit obeys applicable laws and regulations; follows its own bylaws; and that the nonprofit adheres to its stated corporate purposes/mission.


Hidden Hill Horse Farm Board Members will consider Hidden Hill Horse Farm a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that Hidden Hill Horse Farm can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, Hidden Hill Horse Farm expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity. Contribution can include fundraising, volunteer work, or monetary contributions to the organization.

Board terms/participation

Hidden Hill Horse Farm’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for additional terms. Board meetings will be held at least twice a year and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.


This is a great opportunity for individuals who are passionate about helping shape our new nonprofit. We are looking for Board members who believe inHidden Hill Horse Farm’s mission and who have a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have leadership experience in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. Their accomplishments will allow them to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members and help with fundraising.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, equine care, or the nonprofit sector
  • A commitment to and understanding of Hidden Hill Horse Farm’s beneficiaries, preferably based on experience
  • A natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of Hidden Hill Horse Farm’s beneficiaries
  • Service on Hidden Hill Horse Farm’s Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties.

Please contact Daniel Stiker at with a resume and cover letter on why you would be a good fit for the organization. Potential Board members will be invited to a Farm Tour and meet and greet on August 15th 11am-1pm at the Farm.

Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Projects


Case Western Reserve University is the largest private research university in Ohio, with broad- based strengths in engineering; medicine, nursing, and dentistry; humanities and social sciences; mathematics and natural sciences; law; management; and social work. CWRU is committed to achieving excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. The University’s 128-acre campus is the heart of Cleveland’s University Circle – a beautiful setting and the region’s cultural hub, home of more than 40 arts, medical, educational, religious, and social service institutions.

Job Summary:

The Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Projects has a primary responsibility for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of a targeted group of local and national foundations, including a disease based focus.  Special emphasis is placed on transformational grants of $250,000 to $5,000,000.  The Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Projects will have management responsibilities for the Director of Foundation Relations, co-supervise the Strategic Initiatives Project Manager, and assist in the coaching of other development officers by acting as a mentor and providing review of proposals in development, brainstorming ideas, etc.  The Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Projects must have demonstrated ability to develop partnerships on multidisciplinary projects closing gifts from their portfolio of foundations.  The incumbent is responsible as the campus expert on his/her portfolio of foundations and acts as a central point for requested access and matching of capabilities and interests with the programs and priorities of the School of Medicine.  While there are many opportunities, it is important that this individual have a demonstrated ability to work independently and focus their targets on closing gifts to the institution.  As a member of the School of Medicine Alumni and Development team, the incumbent will be expected to work collegially and in partnership, with colleagues across campus.  The Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Projects will work closely with faculty members as they pursue research support, in-kind services, and outright gifts from foundations.

Working in partnership with central and School of Medicine development and research administration colleagues, the Senior Director of Foundation Relations and Strategic Projects assists in the planning and implementation of School of Medicine and university-wide strategic initiatives with a focus on opportunities for transformational giving to the university including the strategic solicitation of funding to support the research and education mission of Case Western Reserve University.  This position will require approximately 80% of time spent on direct contact cultivation, solicitation and relationship


  1. Close major grants with an emphasis on grants in the range of $250,000 to $5,000,000. (20%)
  2. Identify foundation grant opportunities and develop strategic partnerships for these grants.  Assist with the development and implementation of program strategies and overall development plans.  Identify possible conflicts in School of Medicine requests of targeted foundations with university-wide activities and act to resolve such conflicts. (20%)
  3. Continue the success of the disease-based foundation relations program; share funding opportunities (RFP driven) with the appropriate faculty, provide follow-up and support of a professional submission, and engage and encourage new faculty members to apply.(20%)
  4. Develop a portfolio of foundation proposals.  Collaborate with faculty and academic administrators in program development.  Facilitate all required stewardship activities, including but not limited to acknowledgement and reporting to foundation donors. (10%)
  5. Manage Director of Foundation Relations, co-manage Project Manager, and Provide mentoring and assistance to development officers, faculty and staff.(10%)
  6. Serve as primary foundation relations contact for School of Medicine faculty in the planning and implementation of departmental fundraising efforts, including cultivation and solicitation of foundations with major gift potential. (5%)
  7. Work closely with the Office of Technology Transfer and the Office of Research Support to engage foundations and package multidimensional support initiatives.  Develop gift strategies that leverage foundation partnerships with on-campus activities.(5%)
  8. Develop and implement prospect cultivation activities.(4%)
  9. Execute the university’s strategy to build strong relationship with foundation partners. 4%)
  10. Travel to meet face-to-face with foundation representatives when appropriate.(2%)

Nonessential Functions

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Frequent contact with the vice president, associate vice presidents, assistant vice presidents, executive directors and directors of departments.  Contact with staff as required to perform essential functions.

University: Contact with the Dean’s Office, vice presidents, deans, trustees, alumni, directors of administrative departments, faculty and staff as required to perform essential functions.

External: Daily contact with foundation representatives and community organizers/advocates. Contact with foreign visitors, healthcare officials and academic boards and organizations as required to perform essential functions.

Students: Contact with undergraduate, graduate and professional students as required to perform essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Management of two employees – Director of Foundation Relations and (co-supervise) Strategic Initiatives Project Manager


Experience: Must have 7 or more years of progressive experience in foundation relations and a corresponding track record in closing major gifts.

Education/Licensing: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

Required Skills:

  1. Knowledge of higher education is desirable.
  2. Superior interpersonal skills, as well as verbal and written communication skills required.  Must demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse internal and external constituent groups.
  3. High degree of energy, creativity, flexibility, and organization.
  4. Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  5. Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, driven to succeed and skilled at identifying and resolving problems and adapting to change.
  6. Ability to analyze, understand, and communicate complex strategies and development plans and to balance multiple complex projects successfully.
  7. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  8. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.
  9. Computer proficiency (including Microsoft Office) and the ability to learn new programs.

Working Conditions:                 

General office environment, occasional nights and weekend hours. Regular travel required.

Diversity Statement:

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Apply Online:

We invite interested, qualified applicants to browse our website at for job ID 8994.

Development Director

Our Mission at POISE Foundation:

To assist the Black community in achieving self-sustaining practices, through strategic leadership, collective giving, grantmaking and advocacy.

Created in the format of a Community Foundation, POISE receives funds from a variety of donors. These funds may be unrestricted, and used to support our grantmaking strategy, or donor-directed for specific charitable purposes.

POSITION: Development Director


The Development Director will aid in establishing and maintaining strong, collaborative working relationships with the Foundation and its donors. They will assist in developing fundraising strategies, executing and meeting fundraising goals, manage endowment campaigns, and represent the Foundation at various events in the community. This position manages a team while working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, Board of Directors and key foundation, community and business leaders as required.


  • Conceptualize, implement, and evaluate effective donor solicitation strategies;
  • Participate in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts from individual donors, corporations, and foundations currently not donating to POISE with the intent to increase the number of donors and donations to the Foundation;
  • Lead a team focused on the delivery, execution and effective project planning for a comprehensive giving and donor cultivation strategy for the organization;
  • Identification of new and cultivation of existing donor relationships to increase his or her level of personal involvement and, through solicitation, their financial commitment to POISE;
  • Create a thorough resource development plan in alignment with our strategic goals and budget for comprehensive campaign fundraising (annual giving, direct mail, events, major gifts, grants, sponsorships, planned giving);
  • Lead the implementation of a comprehensive development program, including major, capital and planned gift donor development, grant writing, special events, and the annual fund;
  • Manage administration of endowment campaign including generating new endowment funds to POISE;
    Aid in the development of appropriate marketing and public relations tools for fundraising and community relations, including website content for donors;
  • Develop and distribute donor reports and oversee external communications with donors;
  • Manage relationships with fundraising professionals and consultants;
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of five (5) year’s experience are required. Prefer six (6) to eight (8) year’s experience working in fundraising, sales and marketing and/or customer relations with demonstrable experience in donor development, cultivation, and retention.
  • A visionary self-starter who is interested in growing development and communication efforts and driving organizational development.
  • The ability to manage people effectively and able to multitask is essential.
    Comprehensive management skills in short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff.
  • Ability to generate enthusiasm and coordinate community and civic groups, businesses and individuals to work together to benefit the POISE Foundation
  • Must be able to comfortably converse with high-level executives and high net worth individuals as well as potential donors from all socio-economic levels.
  • Must have excellent written, editing, and verbal communication skills with the ability to make dynamic presentations.
  • Strong planning skills, high level of computer literacy and the ability to build donor systems and processes.
  • Strong team player who works well independently.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic community.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management.
  • Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to listen is essential. Able to ask leading questions which encourage prospects and donors to talk about themselves and their activities.
  • An established network of potential donors is preferred.


Program Associate

As a Program Associate, your primary role is to support the day-to-day operational functioning of STANDING FIRM (SF), a national program of Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) which empowers employers to recognize and respond to the workplace effects of partner violence. You will work with SF leadership to streamline efficiency, identify and solve problems, and develop and respond to opportunities for growth. You will be the hub of all internal communications as well as those with external clients, members, and the Advisory Council. The successful candidate will have keen attention-to-detail, demonstrate flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects, be enthusiastic about learning and acquiring technology skills, and have experience in the corporate or employer community. This role is based out of the main WC&S facility with the ability to work remotely 2-3 days.

WC&S is a comprehensive domestic violence program annually serving over 8,000 adult and child survivors of domestic violence & facilitating an intervention program to over 500 people who are abusive. We are advocates, grounded in fostering a community of safety, healing, and empowerment for anyone affected by domestic violence. Our Mission is to strengthen our ability to meet the individual and evolving needs of those affected by domestic violence by investing in the growth of our people, deepening community engagement, and amplifying the voices of all survivors. All staff learn about and support the organization’s mission, vision, and values of Safety, Uplifting Others, Compassion, Courage, Equity, Survivor-Centered Advocacy, and Stewardship.

This role provides you with the opportunity to showcase and develop your administrative, coordination, event planning, technical, and marketing skills while contributing to the Mission of WC&S in a multitude of ways. If you are a resourceful, proactive self-starter, we are eager to hear from you.

Here’s what you will do:

  • Maintain Raiser’s Edge information for financial tracking. Assure training, membership, and consultation fees are billed monthly and accurately and track revenue.
  • Assist Director in preparing financial reports for Advisory Council and Board of Directors reports; prepare and distribute Advisory Council meeting notes and materials, arrange and attend meetings, prepare and disseminate minutes; and create pre-specified work and other organizational documents for SF.
  • Coordinate events and handle event-planning by taking the lead in the organizational aspects of the annual Awards Luncheon and other events as scheduled; communicate with event venues as needed and/or distribute web-based training details to participants; and provide event support for annual Corporate Leadership Breakfast under the direction of SWPA Says No More and The United Way of SWPA.
  • Regularly update and track membership status; collect data about employer action steps and input into membership lists and files.
  • Provide training and consultation support to the Senior Account Executive by documenting scheduling, preparing materials, and communicating with the training venue or consultation contact to assure smooth implementation of services; issue and organize pre- and post-training surveys; and learn and provide support in the Learning Management System.
  • Manage the SF website; take the lead in communicating with web management contacts to make changes and solve problems; organize content and distribute digital newsletter to employer members.
  • Maintain tools such as Employer Awareness Campaign, Employee Resource Center, and more.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Here’s what we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least three years’ relevant experience required.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and administrative skills.
  • Advanced command of Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Excel), Raiser’s Edge, basic website maintenance, and internet research skills required.
  • A demonstration of the understanding of abusive family dynamics, including intimate partner violence, cycle of abuse, power and control dynamics, cultural diversity issues and child abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to understand and perform confidentiality and safety procedures.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing demands and priorities.
  • Experience working in organizations with a successful track record in diversity and inclusion cultures preferred.
  • Act 33/34 and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances will be required.

WC&S offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package, including: generous paid time off; health, vision, and dental insurance; short-term and long-term disability coverage; group life insurance; retirement plan; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; paid training and professional development opportunities; and is a Public Service (Student) Loan Forgiveness eligible employer.

WC&S is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring that both applicants and employees are treated without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity expression, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sexual orientation/identity, citizenship status, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment to all.


This position will remain open until we find the best candidate for the position. To ensure consideration for an interview, please send a resume and cover letter to the Director of Administration at by end of business Friday August 6, 2021.

Development Officer

Reports to: Director of Development
Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Salary Range: $57,000 – $60,000


The Development Officer will be responsible for developing, cultivating, stewarding, growing and maintaining strong relationships primarily, but not exclusively, with professional advisors and their clients. The Development Officer engages individuals in charitable giving and builds the Foundation’s assets by helping advisors and their clients establish new funds and bequests for The Pittsburgh Foundation (TPF) and The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC). Outreach will be focused on, but not limited to, financial advisors, estates and trust attorneys and accounting professionals in western Pennsylvania, including, but not limited to Allegheny, Washington, Butler and Westmoreland Counties.


  • Identify and develop relationships with professional advisors, tax professionals and estate attorneys to engage their charitably minded clients through strategies and solutions for charitable giving.
  • Educate professional advisor groups about the services offered through the Foundation and assist them with their client’s gifting both in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties (70% of time spent in Allegheny and 30% in Westmoreland, respectively).
  • Conduct vigorous external relations that include education and stewardship programs such as presentations, hosting targeted events, personal contacts, written communications and promotional programs with a focus on donor prospects and professional advisors.
  • Develop and implement presentations to professional and lay groups.
  • Collaborate with the Development team to identify and create strategies for new lines of business for the Foundation. This includes, but is not limited to, creating new engagement opportunities to grow the referral network through hosting luncheons, happy hours or any other avenue to further network and educate our advisor networks.
  • Work closely with the Finance and Investments teams to create strategies to engage and enhance the experience of Third-Party Investment Managers as well as cultivate and recruit new Third-Party Investment Managers from Pittsburgh and Westmoreland County.
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to strategize outreach via the Foundation’s social media channels, create educational literature for advisors and their clients and plan/host events and/or programming for outside speakers and content experts to present to advisors.
  • Serve as Donor Services Representative for donors as assigned. Initiate and maintain active personal contact, written communication and other outreach to donors and their representatives so that they may properly exercise stewardship of their funds. Develop a working knowledge of the donor-advised fund grant and gift process, grant distributions, spending policy and planned giving.
  • Work with the Director of Development to engage and steward donors and advisors in the strategic mission of the Foundation and CFWC.
  • Create pathways for engagement of advisors and community members in Westmoreland County through ownership and recruitment for programs such as the Professional Advisor Committee, Young Professional Advisor Committee, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation program, Visionaries and any other programs as assigned by the Director of Development.
  • Participate in projects to form partnerships and engage advisors and donors in the Center for Philanthropy, when appropriate.
  • Operate and excel as part of a high-performing, goal-oriented team.
  • Provide staff support for advisory committees as assigned, represent the Foundation at special events and execute administrative or programmatic tasks as assigned by the Director of Development.
  • Participate in interdepartmental projects as assigned by the Director of Development.
  • Collaborate with CFWC staff to plan and attend events as needed.


  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s values of collaboration, trust, racial justice, community and accountability.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to be an effective public speaker; and to establish effective relationships with prospective donors, current donors, professional advisors, board members and Foundation staff members.
  • Demonstrate attention to deadlines and goal-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to be pleasantly persistent with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of deferred giving vehicles related to charitable giving and tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates is preferred.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in working with highly sensitive and confidential information and with diverse donor and prospect populations.
  • Ability to work independently and develop new business opportunities, take initiative and participate as an effective team member.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Time-sensitive responsiveness to external and internal stakeholders is expected.
  • A passion for community involvement and philanthropy, an entrepreneurial spirit, experience working as part of a team, a high level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.
  • Interest in and drive to further professional growth by gaining additional certifications, engaging in  trainings and actively seeking out professional growth opportunities.
  • Genuine interest in the western Pennsylvania community and a dedication to promoting the Foundation’s mission.
  • Actively participate in trainings hosted by TPF, CFWC and the Development and Donor Services team.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in sales, planned giving, trust services, wealth management or donor-centered fundraising; experience working with professional advisors and working with financially sophisticated donors and/or high net worth individuals.
  • Demonstrated experience with databases and office productivity software such as Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office or donor/contributions databases.


Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to by Aug. 15, 2021.

No phone calls please.



Established in 1945, the community philanthropy for the Pittsburgh region is one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and is the 14th largest of more than 750 similar foundations across the United States. It set a new record for grantmaking, $67 million, in 2020. In 1995, its affiliate, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC) was founded to encourage Westmoreland County residents to become philanthropists, provide grants that support a wide variety of charitable organizations, and serve as a community leader strengthening and celebrating the Westmoreland County community. Together as one community foundation, its resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and fulfilling the Foundation’s mission of improving quality of life for all in the region. The Foundation currently manages about 2,500 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations and CFWC,  has assets of $1.46 billion. Grantmaking benefits a broad spectrum of basic needs and development opportunities within Pittsburgh and beyond. Learn more at

Corporate Development Director/Manager

Department: Institutional Advancement – RESDV
Position Type: Full time – FT


Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director, Corporate Development, will manage a comprehensive College-wide program of corporate and foundation fundraising strategies and solicitation activities. The Director is actively engaged in working to establish long-term innovative partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector that will result in funding and sponsorships for the immediate and longer term goals of the College.

The Director provides the expertise to advance the College’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking opportunities to generate new proposals, and by maintaining strong communication with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. The Director works with the Vice President to identify campus wide corporate and foundation partnership and sponsorship needs. The functional title within the College for this position is Corporate Development Manager/Director.


  • Identify prospective corporate sponsors, CSR executives and foundations to develop strategies for soliciting donations, corporate grants & sponsorships.
  • Develop a pool of no less than 100 corporate, business & foundation prospects with a focus on identifying new funders & growing the resources from existing funders.
  • Utilize fundraising or sales prospecting strategies to bring prospects from qualification to solicitation.
  • Work with Vice President of Institutional Advancement to identify the funding needs of the College as defined by college leadership, staff & faculty.
  • Provide meaningful and required stewardship, including small events, progress reports, and customized recognition pieces, for foundation and corporate partners/donors.
  • Design and oversee a comprehensive fundraising strategy to engage local corporate partners that contributes a minimum of $250,000 annually to support the College’s key initiatives & events.
  • Identify emerging business leadership and industry trends with a special emphasis on developing high value-exchange corporate partnerships and identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit five and particularly six figure (and larger) philanthropic commitments to support the mission and goals of the College.
  • Engage alumni and community volunteers in corporate solicitation efforts as appropriate.
  • Communicate advancement-related activities through entries and call reports in the Raiser’s Edge Database and through periodic attendance at moves management meetings.
  • Stewardship Management
  • Create a comprehensive stewardship plan for prospects and donors, in collaboration with the Foundation and Communication Specialist, that leads to a customizable template for all corporate donors $25,000 and above.
  • Design menu of customized stewardship options in collaboration with the Communications Specialist for corporate sponsors, foundation and corporate donors.
  • Provide supervision for a staff of 1-2 employees.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of special events for the College of DuPage related to cultivation, recognition and fundraising.
  • Assist in development of materials and other marketing pieces.
  • Monitor and ensure all corporate sponsor and funder name recognition requirements are met.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.




Bachelor’s Degree


5-7 years of experience in corporate fundraising, sponsorship development & building relationships is required, 8-10 years preferred. 3-5 years of supervisory experience required. Experience in strategic fundraising with demonstrated success that includes individual, business & corporate solicitation, foundation fundraising, as well as board development and volunteer management required. Strong oral and written communication skills with ability to build relationships required. Strong organizational skills required. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality required.



Master’s Degree and/or CFRE certification.


Experience in a higher education environment preferred.

Additional Information:

Standard office equipment and software. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and Raiser’s Edge.

Primarily office environment; primarily sedentary in nature.

This position requires a background check and drug screen.


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Annual and Community Giving Coordinator

Careers at Our Amazing Place

Amazing Kids. Amazing Place. At The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, we’ve built our legacy on being “amazing.” After more than a century of the highest quality care and service to children and their families, we’re forever proud of our team members who don’t just make a career here – they make a difference.

Amazing Benefits

We’re proud to offer generous benefits to our team members. Regular full-time team members are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision & Life insurance
  • Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • 403b Plan-Retirement
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness program
  • Student Loan Refinancing Program
  • Employee Recognition Events
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Career development

The Annual and Community Giving Coordinator assumes a hands-on, proactive, and creative role in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual donors including individuals and community groups. Responsible for developing, maintaining, and working a portfolio of donors and prospective donors for, but not limited to, annual giving and community fundraising. Supports fundraising activities of the organization and coordinates all aspects of direct and digital mail appeals, employee and workplace campaigns, annual giving donor society events, and community fundraising efforts.

Are you looking for a position where you can make a lasting impact in the lives of children? Join the team!

Job Duties

  • Develops and executes fundraising appeals in support of strategies developed in collaboration with department team members.
  • Coordinates and implements all aspects of fall appeal and spring appeal campaigns–including design, segmentation, printing, mail house coordination, emails, and social media coordination in collaboration with the marketing team.
  • Develops strategies with the Development Director and implements plans that nurture and steward relationships to deepen donor commitment and giving from current and prospective donors.
  • Coordinates and oversees annual giving recognition societies and events for donors up to, but not limited, to $5,000.
  • Maintain and improve community fundraising strategies and tactics. Coordinate and represent the organization at various annual community events and identify new community giving avenues
  • Coordinates with service lines for acceptance of in-kind donations.
  • Oversees digital giving marketing activities such as emails and fundraising pages.
  • Collaborates with internal team and vendors on various annual campaign pieces such as print, digital, and video assets then effectively promote them by way of targeted and paid advertisements.
  • Contributes content to Advancements, a digital publication for the Board of Directors.
  • Assists with planning, preparation, and execution of events managed by the Institutional Advancement team.


Bachelor’s degree is required; Communications, Marketing, or Nonprofit Management degree preferred. A minimum of one year of fundraising experience is required. Previous donor database experience preferred. Previous annual giving experience with a record of success is strongly preferred; Marketing experience with all aspects of direct mail and online fundraising is desirable, as well as strong technology skills.

Additional Requirements:

Act 33/34 Clearances; FBI Clearance

The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We serve a diverse population of children and families, and we want our workforce to reflect that same diversity. We want all interested individuals to feel welcome in applying for a career at our amazing place – we can’t wait to meet you!

The Children’s Institute does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious creed, AIDS or HIV status, disability, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, union membership, or veteran/military status in employment.

Chief Advancement and Engagement Officer

Mission and Organization

The mission of Mainstay Life Services is to provide high-quality support services, ensuring that people with developmental disabilities lead fulfilling lives and realize their vision of a desirable future. We work to ensure that people with developmental disabilities will live within a community that sustains them and benefits from their participation. Our vision is that Mainstay Life Services will be regarded as the region’s provider of choice for individuals and families seeking services and as the region’s employer of choice for qualified and committed professionals.

With almost 400 employees, a budget of $24 million, and a growth rate of 15% over the last two years, Mainstay Life Services (Mainstay) supports nearly 400 people through its core programs and services, both community-based and residential.

  • Community Services are an all-inclusive model of care for adults living in their own home, in need of varying levels of support. Mainstay also offers Behavior Support Services and Supported Employment along with a summer respite and recreation program that provides the unique opportunity for participants to stay on a Pittsburgh university campus and engage in recreation and socialization activities.
  • Residential Services has more than 50 Mainstay homes throughout Allegheny County. A variety of living arrangements and service levels are offered, ranging from comprehensive, 24-hour care in a family home setting, Life Sharing and supported living for more independent recipients who select services to meet their personal needs such as transportation and nutritional guidance. The program also includes specialized community homes for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

A well recruited/retained and talented staff ensures the operational stability of Mainstay. The CEO and Board of Directors look forward to a future of growth and innovation in fundraising and development with the creation of a new Chief Advancement and Engagement Officer

Position Overview

Mainstay Life Services seeks a Chief Advancement and Engagement Officer (CAEO), a new member of the Executive Leadership Team, who will spearhead the fundraising efforts of Mainstay, working in partnership with the CEO and a committed Board of Directors to uplift the mission and advance the donor experience. The CAEO reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for leading the effort for raising philanthropic dollars through major giving, annual giving, legacy gifts, grants, and special events. A talented public relations professional, the CAEO will be expected to implement effective communication strategies to increase awareness among public about the organization and to educate the public and potential clients about Mainstay’s services.

The CAEO will use their expertise to usher in a new era of development success while maintaining high visibility in the community. The successful candidate must be a team player who is able to thrive in a continually evolving environment.

The CAEO is primarily responsible for the following:


  • Manage community relations plan for purposes of fundraising and awareness building.
  • Manage annual fund including direct mail campaigns to segmented donor lists (fall appeal, holiday mailing); analyze donor response.
  • Supervise maintenance of donor database; review quality of data entered on a regular basis.
  • Drive efforts to expand prospect mailing list.
  • Analyze donor characteristics and giving preferences on a regular basis.
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with donors. Support board and staff work on relationship building.
  • Further develop and strengthen the major gift program. Direct the CEO’s participation in this effort.
  • Build a planned giving program.
  • Lead grant-writing efforts including: developing case for support, research, and preparation for submitting grant requests, maintaining relationships with foundation officers, grant writing as needed, and the staff processes supporting those efforts (needs assessment, planning processes, etc.).
  • Manage all aspects of special events, including annual golf outing and other events if seen necessary for fundraising purposes, in conjunction with Board and special committees.
  • Participate and assist in leading Board committee for fundraising and communications; encourage and support Board fundraising participation.
  • Create a mindset among senior staff of using development potential for funding important capital and unique programmatic efforts over and above the current levels of support.


  • Work cooperatively with leadership team to create and monitor consistent messaging for the organization. Utilize social media as a means of reaching the community and potential donors.
  • Maintain and improve promotional assets of Mainstay, including all marketing materials, website, and social media.
  • Manage media relations plan: develop/maintain media list, initiate/maintain contacts with media representatives, develop media kit and revise as needed; write, pitch, and distribute news releases; conduct special events’ publicity; track results of media relations efforts.
  • Serve as a key public voice of Mainstay.
  • Place Mainstay’s image and stories in large distribution media as often as possible.
  • Raise Mainstay’s profile within our service area, region, and the nation.
  • Seek opportunities for continual professional development for self and staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The CAEO will support Mainstay Life Services’ mission with a deep understanding of the role Mainstay plays in the lives of clients, families, and the community. The successful candidate is comfortable with and understands the importance of face-to-face relationship building and asking for money. The CAEO joins a senior team dedicated to ensuring the organization meets strategic goals, contributes positively to the workplace culture and demonstrates professional acumen that is humble and authentic.

In addition, the successful candidate will possess a blend of the following:

  • Educational background that supports the required skills and competencies.
  • Relevant experience in an organization with multiple service lines and successful fundraising, marketing communications, public relations.
  • Increased professional responsibility gained through tenured experience with nonprofit organizations.
  • Quantitative evidence of increased dollars raised while in a position.
  • Successful record of accomplishment with creating and maintaining relationships with funders and community institutions.
  • Interpersonal skills including the ability to motivate, negotiate, and persuade stakeholders into a course of action in a community context.
  • Experience raising and enhancing the public profile of their organization.
  • Personal communication skills necessary for effective face-to-face cultivation of donors and written communication skills necessary to create compelling fundraising materials.
  • Experience with fundraising databases.
  • Committed to the best practices of nonprofit fundraising, including membership in professional organizations that promote ongoing education.
  • Must have proven team leadership, the ability to supervise others and produce results, and work effectively in a team setting.
  • Strong cultural competency with deep experience working with diverse populations.


This position offers a competitive salary in the range of $115,000 – $130,000 including a complement of competitive benefits, commensurate with previous experience and demonstrated skills.

DEI Imperative

Mainstay seeks to recruit candidates for employment that represent our diverse community in race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability. Inclusive and equitable in our recruitment and retention practices, we are dedicated to uplifting diverse opinions and backgrounds in order to grow and evolve as a welcoming workplace for all.

How to Apply

Mainstay Life Services has retained Nonprofit Talent to assist with this important organizational change process. Specific questions related to the position may be emailed to Michelle Pagano Heck, President, at Applications are not accepted at this email address. Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Nonprofit Talent, and do not contact Mainstay Life Services.

Resume, position specific cover letter, and salary may be uploaded here:

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5PM on August 12, 2021 2021