Storymobile Team Member/ Grant Writer

Reading Is FUNdamental Pittsburgh is looking for a bright, energetic, entrepreneurial individual to join our team and play an integral role as we relaunch in-person programming amid “the new normal.”

RIF Pittsburgh is dedicated to reducing the literacy gap in our community by providing books and motivational literacy programming to our community’s most economically disadvantaged children.

RIF Pittsburgh’s core programs form a network of literacy support to reach children and their families early and often, from birth into their teens. New parents read and play with their teeniest ones at Book Babies storytimes aboard the Storymobile right at their doorstep. The Storymobile enchants children 2 to 5 years old with read-alouds and skill-building activities at early childhood centers, preschools, and kindergartens. Our Storymobiles also visit after-schools, housing communities, and special events, where everyone who steps aboard can choose a terrific read. Books for Keeps builds in-class excitement and in-home libraries by visiting pre-K to 6th-grade classrooms across the city with Reading Celebrations that combine read-alouds, activities and books to keep! Everybody Wins! and RIF Readers continue to make reading magical as students advance in school, matching pre-K to 3rd-graders with a volunteer mentor who reads with them 1-on-1 at school or hosts them at their office to read each week.

At RIF, we recruit people, not qualifications. Each member of our team is hired because we believe they will be a true asset in helping to carry out our mission and vision, and we shape their role at RIF around their talents. This position is a unique opportunity for a Storymobile Team member with excellent writing skills to spend about 50% of their time providing programming and 50% of their time heading up our grant- and report-writing efforts. The insight gained from first-hand experience with our programs is essential in being able to present RIF’s high-level thinking and ground-level operations to funders, as well as infusing communications to foundations and donors with the sense of delight and fulfillment our team gets from working with our precious RIF kids.

Additionally, as we prepare to resume in-person programming, this position will participate in all aspects of our rollout, including:

  • Program development, creation and delivery
  • Staff hiring, training and management
  • Community and partner relations
  • Overall administration including purchasing of books and materials
  • Grant and report writing

This position also offers the right candidate the potential to participate in our marketing and social media efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • A passion for and experience in working with youth and underserved populations
  • A teaching, early childhood and/or literacy background a plus
  • Experience supervising team members
  • A can-do attitude, the ability to manage multiple tasks and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Highly motived, innovative, well-organized, and able to prioritize duties
  • Must be a team player, understand the nature of a small organization and be open to do whatever needs to be done
  • Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point; experience with library software, design software and web development a plus
  • Position requires full operation of the Storymobile vehicles

Underrepresented candidates, including Black and non-Black people of color, and people who identify as LGBTQ+, are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY:

Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: info@rifpittsburgh.org

For more information on RIF Pittsburgh, visit www.rifpittsburgh.org

Board Member

The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute is a Pittsburgh based non-profit organization dedicated to teaching chess to the community, ensuring every child has the opportunity and necessary tools to learn the game through a 21st century approach to education. Queen’s Gambit provides strategy based-consulting and leads initiatives in Western Pennsylvania to use chess as a means of community and economic development. Founded on the belief that chess ignites strategic planning skills, Queen’s Gambit uses the strategy of the game to create social and educational change.

The Queen’s Gambit Chess Institute is seeking for dedicated, driven and strategic minded individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. Some responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Attending at least three board meetings (the board meets five times a year)
  • Serving on at least one committee
  • Being an advocate for chess in the community
  • Contributing financially in an amount that is meaningful to you
  • Presiding over the organization in a financial and strategic role

Experience on other nonprofit boards is beneficial but certainly not required.

If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to ashleylynnpriore@tqgchess.institute. One we receive your inquiry, we may be back in touch for an interview request. Thank you!

Director of Development

The primary role of this valued team member is to develop a strategic, balanced, multi-year approach to fundraising and lead implementation of the fundraising plan to provide ample annual resources to Sarah Heinz House (SHH) with the support of the Executive Director and Board of Directors.  The balanced approach shall include individual giving; major gifts and planned giving; grants (foundation, corporate and government); event sponsorship; and corporate partnerships, including tax credit programs. This team member is entrusted with the responsibility of deepening the engagement of a variety of stakeholders (internal and external) in all phases of the Resource Development process.  Additionally, this team member is responsible for building awareness of SHH’s mission, programming and impact through positive messaging and campaigns, community engagement and public speaking, as well as via traditional media, website and social media channels.  To achieve all of this, the Director of Development will effectively oversee and manage the Director of STEAM Programs & Communications (grant writer/communications), event planner, interns (when assigned) and marketing consultant (when engaged).

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Leadership

  • Develop a multi-year resource development and communications strategy to meet annual and long-term financial goals, as well as goals and objectives set forth in the organization’s Strategic Plan.  Educate and inspire internal stakeholders including: staff, volunteers, parents and Board of Directors regarding the plan.  Successfully execute the approved plan in collaboration with the Executive Director.
  • Manage and oversee part-time staff and consultants, including:  Event Planner, Director of STEAM and Communications and Marketing Consultant.
  • Coach Board, staff, volunteers, parents and youth regarding donor cultivation, advocacy and building brand awareness.  Facilitate and bolster a culture of philanthropy.
  • Interface with Director of Finance and Director of Program Services to ensure the effective administration of restricted funds and timely delivery of promised outcomes.
  • Effectively engage with Director of Finance to develop budgeted revenue for the Annual Budget, as well as understand the Master Budgets for our Healthy Choices for Life Programming, Educational Programming and Summer Camps.
  • Keep current with laws, statutes, professional and ethical standards required by professional associations, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, as well as local, state and federal regulations.

Strategic Planning

  • Lead ongoing analysis and refinement of resource development plan so SHH may anticipate future trends and expand resource generation.

Resource Development

  • Work to set and meet an Annual Campaign goal that stretches the organization from year to year based on thoughtful analysis of historical data and fundraising/giving trends.
  • Expand individual donations and loyalty to SHH each year.  Identify methods and develop a plan to cultivate and steward existing donors and approaches to acquire new ones.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors from all sectors in conjunction with Board Members and Executive Director.
  • Assist Executive Director with pitches, meetings and networking with donors, prospects, corporate leaders and others for the purpose of investor cultivation, successful resource development and raising the visibility and positive reputation of SHH.
  • Research funding opportunities and oversee all communications with donors.
  • Possess a discerning eye as to which funding opportunities are most aligned with our goals/objectives, Mission and our core values.
  • Coordinate and execute special events, including but not limited to annual gala, donor appreciation/cultivation events, alumni events and annual walk.
  • Work with Director of Operations and Director of Program Services to secure in-kind donations and solicit and facilitate Days of Service.
  • Work with Executive Director and Resource Development Committee to evaluate overall results of fiscal year contributions and make recommendations based thereon.
  • Ensure all donations are documented and that acknowledgments are personalized and timely sent.
  • Manage Salsa donor management database; ensure all donations and vital donor (and prospects’) information is regularly updated and easily accessed by the Development Department and others.  Maintain notes and helpful comments gleaned from donor/prospect interactions so that this information may be referenced and/or used in planning and executing future conversations with the donors.

Public Relations & Marketing

  • Assist Executive Director with oversight of marketing consultant in order to develop persuasive messaging that resonates with current and prospective donors.
  • Work with Director of STEAM Programs and Communications to:
    • Develop e-news communication strategy and formulate Constant Contact content.
    • Develop and implement a social media strategy for our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
    • Manage all public relations efforts, including press releases, news advisories and media correspondence/communication.
  • Make recommendations to Executive Director regarding viable marketing opportunities to showcase SHH.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelors Degree with at least 7-years relevant experience OR at least 10 years relevant experience without a Bachelors required.
  • CFRE and advanced degree in the field preferred.
  • Proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources, including Major Gifts from individuals, foundations, government and corporations.
  • Experience writing and/or directing the formulation of grant requests and reports.
  • Required Clearances:  FBI Fingerprint; National Criminal Background Check; National Sex Offender Registry; Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check and PATCH

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS

  • CPR/AED (will offer on the job training)
  • First Aid (American Red Cross) (will offer on the job training)

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent communication, public speaking, storytelling and active listening skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build meaningful relationships with, and motivate, a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Strong writing, research and organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge of principles, ethics and practices of responsible and successful fundraising
  • Financial acumen
  • Ability to analyze data and trends to develop strategy and recommendations
  • Ability to lead multiple long and short-term projects simultaneously, meeting all related deadlines
  • Ability to work unsupervised, make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively and creatively
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, Social Media platforms and CRM systems
  • Passion for supporting youth and the Mission of Sarah Heinz House

Assistant

Please apply via the following link: https://us59.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/car/Posting/View/3054

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

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is interested in candidates who, through their experience and collaborations, will contribute to diversity and excellence of the Carnegie Museums community.

The Assistant at the Advancement and Community Engagement office is responsible for performing diversified development, writing, administrative, and secretarial functions for the assigned development area(s) in order to ensure an efficient and effective flow of work within the Advancement and Community Engagement (ACE) office.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.   One to three years of office administrative or development experience preferred.  Experience in non-profit educational or cultural organizations desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:  Must be technologically proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, Project, and Power Point and comfortable with exploring and learning new technologies; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality, discretion and to interact well with all levels of staff, community leaders and general public. Must have excellent communication, customer service, and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail required.  Patience, teamwork orientation, and a sense of humor highly desirable. Also requires a highly developed customer relations attitude and the ability to prioritize work flow and meet deadlines.  Raiser’s Edge fundraising software knowledge a plus.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provides general administrative support for assigned area, including answering phones, taking messages and coordinating communication appropriately; scheduling meetings and appointments; preparing and proofreading correspondence, reports, and presentations; maintaining office equipment; faxing, photocopying, data entry, filing, preparing expense reports and ordering and stocking supplies
  • Ensures that all gifts, pledges and grant agreements received by assigned area are delivered to central donor services within 24 hours of receipt in the prescribed manner to ensure both appropriate handling of gifts and excellent donor service.  In some instances, also processes said gifts.
  • Responds to general service phone lines and email accounts as assigned.  Providing prompt and courteous customer service at all times.  Understands and can explain and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures associated.  Analyzes situations accurately and adopts appropriate course of action.
  • Responsible for entering data, actions, and call reports into donor/prospect tracking system in Raiser’s Edge Database and keeping records of assigned prospects and donors up-to-date. Coordinates prospect management tracking system with research staff.  Works with donor services staff to pull queries and lists from Raiser’s Edge as needed.
  • Drafts and prepares acknowledgement letters for signature.  Assembles materials required for grant proposals and reports, collecting required information from staff members as needed.  May sometimes write the narrative or segments of it.  Prepares and submits final product as requested.  Coordinates work to meet established deadlines.
  • Provides support for museum special events which could include drafting invitations, supporting volunteer committees, making arrangements with event staff, taking RSVPs and working at the event itself, requires occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Handles logistics for meetings including reserving meeting spaces, arranging food and beverage service, audio-visual equipment and other necessary arrangements. Attends and participates in meetings as requested, taking and distributing minutes when necessary.
  • Processes department invoices including the assignment of account numbers and tracking expenses to approved budgets.
  • Creates and maintains in good order administrative records and files to support donor acquisition and renewal efforts.
  • Assists in keeping common areas of the office clean and organized.  Maintains personal work area in an organized manner with all work-related materials and project information readily available.
  • Performs special projects and support as needed to meet the goals of the department.
    Accomplishes responsibilities in a timely fashion with a minimum of supervision, and meets established deadlines.
  • Contributes to effective operation of the team.  Establishes and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Development and Communications Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Development & Communications Manager is responsible for managing and implementing strategies for communication and outreach to raise awareness of and financial support for Service Coordination Unlimited, Inc. This individual is responsible for the following areas: marketing, communications, fundraising, grant writing, annual giving campaigns, and community relations.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Development and Fundraising:

  1. Define development opportunities and how strategies will be implemented given existing and future staffing structure
  2. Develop, implement and manage an annual fundraising program
    Conduct research to better understand the needs of current funding sources to ensure a continued positive relationship
  3. Research and pursue foundation funding opportunities, such as partnerships, collaborations, and capacity building
  4. Implement and oversee a donor database and handle gift entries, record updates, reports, and gift acknowledgements
  5. Assist in grant writing
  6. Plan and implement fundraising events, including Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, Giving Tuesday, and in-person and/or virtual events planned each year
  7. Create an annual Development Plan with the CEO and COO

Communication and Marketing:

  1. Define marketing opportunities  and how strategies will be implemented given existing and future staffing structure
  2. Develop and implement a marketing strategy to build the organization’s image and reputation across all service areas
  3. Create and keep up to date educational information to distribute to stakeholders about the company brand, services offered, company structure, FAQs and other pertinent information.
  4. Determine expansion possibilities with new and existing funding sources
  5. Create an annual Communications Plan with the CEO and COO
  6. Ensure messages in all programs and activities are consistent, accurate, and represent Service Coordination Unlimited’s brand
  7. Solicit and write client success stories for use in communications and fundraising, including the Annual Report
  8. Manage and keep up to date Service Coordination Unlimited, Inc. webpage
  9. Plan and implement social media communications
  10. Write and publish newsletters, internal and external

Perform other duties as needed or assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCY

Communication

Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, conducts training and public speaking, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.

Inside the organization, communicate with the leadership team and other colleagues.  While outside the organization, is accountable to successfully interact with participants and their families/representatives, funding sources, other agencies, etc.

Integrity/Ethics

Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports Service Coordination Unlimited, Inc. values, and conveys good news and bad.

Job Knowledge

Understands duties and responsibilities associated with communication and development, has necessary job knowledge and qualifications for the role, has necessary technical skills, understands all agency regulations, as well as company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, and is in command of critical issues associated with the role.  Possesses the computer and technology skills needed to be successful in the role. Adheres to company policies, timeframes, and procedures.

Dependability

Meets commitments, works independently with minimal supervision, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution

Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities and generates new ideas.  Has the ability to manage through abrupt emergency situations that may have an impact on the wellbeing of individuals such as abuse, neglect and exploitation.  Address potential conflict situations that arise between participants, attendants, family members etc. Has necessary negotiating skills and works to gain agreement as needed.

Interpersonal Skills

Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.

Productivity

Manages a fair workload, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, and handles information flow.

Quality

Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.

Self-Development

Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities.

Teamwork

Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps to meet company goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, Public Relations, or similar is required
    Minimum five (5) years related experience is preferred
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Association of Fundraising Professionals membership is preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works a typical scheduled shift, plus any additional hours as needed to meet participant/department/program needs
  • Works in an office environment most of the time: at a desk sitting or standing.
  • Works independently with minimal supervision
  • Works with a computer terminal/keyboard (or laptop) a good portion of the day, thus requiring visual perception, hand-eye coordination and hand movement/flexibility
  • Maximum weight to be lifted independently is 5 – 20 pounds
  • This position requires the following physical demands:  reaching, stretching, stooping, sitting, walking, repeated bending and/or standing
  • Must be able to operate equipment or machinery (e.g., photocopier and computer).
  • Must be able to answer ringing telephones and communicate with people both on the telephone and in person
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and a dependable means of transportation.  Position may include travel off public transportation routes
  • Must be able to meet the following demands:  reading, reasoning, organization, math, and problem-solving; decision-making, close attention to detail, facts and accuracy
  • Must be disciplined in maintaining the following: detailed work, prioritization, multiple concurrent tasks, interruptions, stress; confidentiality, training, and public speaking
  • Tasks vary day-to-day

Development Officer, Special Initiatives

Robert Morris University is hiring a Development Officer, Special Initiatives. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with the Director of Development in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding alumni and friends of the university for the purpose of increasing philanthropic support. The Development Officer, Special Initiatives responds to the university’s changing needs to support the strategic plan and other university priorities, performing these duties as an energetic and entrepreneurial colleague who has an understanding of, and passion for, the mission of the university and its future. Our ideal candidate should have at least one year experience in higher education advancement.

Learn more about this position at http://careers.rmu.edu/cw/en-us/job/495439/development-officer-special-initiatives

New Troop Engagement Coordinator

Location: Pittsburgh

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

Position Description/Essential Functions:

The New Troop Engagement Coordinator guides, mentors and supports new troop leaders through their first year of participation in Girl Scouts.  You are the first point of contact for prospective and new troop volunteers to welcome them to the organization, coordinate their connection to key staff and volunteers, provide training support, and ensure they are equipped and empowered to lead girls through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. As subject matter expert of the new troop leader first year experience, you foster a positive and motivational relationship with volunteers that is critical for new member retention. The essential functions of this position include the following:

  • Onboard new troop leaders;
  • Assist with the development and implementation of the New Leader Learning Path to optimize support and retention;
  • Work with Volunteer Troop Coaches to develop and maintain networks of local volunteers to provide local support and resources to new leaders;
  • Coordinate, schedule and facilitate Leadership Workshops to ensure training needs meet the volume of new leaders being onboarded;
  • Collaborate with staff to promote and assist with recruitment efforts, council sponsored event and training promotion, and participation in council-wide initiatives;
  • Become the subject matter expert in the online Volunteer Toolkit; schedule and implement monthly trainings for volunteers, and review, track and report on utilization;
  • Analyze data and trends to develop and implement plans to achieve girl and adult membership growth and retention goals among new members;
  • Ensure Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults;

Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent professional experience;
  • 2 years of work experience in related field, with experience in volunteer management and support;
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Strong training and facilitation skills with demonstrated success executing trainings and workshops, both virtually and in-person;
  • Top notch communicator and can confidently present to large groups;
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook and ability to learn new systems;
  • Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused;
  • Able to work flexible hours to include days, some evenings and some weekends;
  • Have reliable transportation;

TO APPLY:

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services

Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services directs and supervises the provision of all immigrant and refugee resettlement services, including refugee resettlement, case management, vocational services, volunteer and peer support programs, and community collaborations.  Responsible for research and development of funding opportunities, assisting with the writing of grants, development and oversight of budgets, and the monitoring of all grant activities.  Represents JFCS and the needs and priorities of the immigrant and refugee community through advocacy and the organizing of initiatives, new programs and collaborations.  Responsible for representing JFCS both internally and in the external community as an expert in the needs and priorities of the refugee and immigrant community as well as acting as JFCS’s liaison to task forces, committees and other organizing bodies regionally and nationally.  Must be alert to cross-cultural biases in dealing with clients and have a deep understanding and commitment to addressing cultural differences and developing strategies for inclusivity in the provision of client services.

For full description and application instructions: https://www.jfcspgh.org/director-of-refugee-immigrant-services/

Development Manager

Location: Providence Connections
FLSA: Exempt, Full-Time

General Summary:

The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director to develop and support fundraising events, donor solicitations, acknowledgements, donor relations, prospect management, research, grant writing and corporate partnerships. Additionally, this role will also be responsible for managing and maintaining the development database, as well as perform various administrative tasks to support the development effort. This position will also coordinate volunteers for events requiring support.

Reports to: Executive Director

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Development and Fundraising

  • Develop, manage, and implement all data within the development database (Salsa) including maintenance of prospect lists, solicitations, stewardship, and documentation.  Ensure maintenance and continuous improvement of Development databases.
  • Track, record, and acknowledgement all incoming donations including letters, emails, and notes.
  • Take the lead to execute all the special events yearly including, but not limited to the Feast for Families, Golf FORE Families, third party fundraisers, and other Annual fundraisers.
  • Work closely with Executive Director and other Directors/Managers on managing grant requirements and proposals, completes application forms/proposals, prepares, and maintain internal tracking checklist and timeline documents, assists with grant extension requests, work plans, reposts, etc. maintains grant calendar of upcoming applications and reporting deadlines, acknowledgement letters and maintaining accurate hard files.
  • Take the lead on conceiving and organizing a variety of annual fund and special event appeals including utilizing the database to obtain donor solicitation lists, writing, and editing solicitation letters, coordinating mailings and emails, as well as outreach to prospects and follow-up to secure renewals and manage relationships with the organization’s new and existing donors.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to enact the corporate fundraising strategy by prospecting, meeting, pitching, and coordinating sponsorship and underwriting opportunities.

Outreach and Volunteer

  • Work with staff to identify volunteer needs and act as a liaison between volunteers in the various departments and jobs that require them.
  • Develop contacts and relationships with a wide variety of organizations to recruit volunteers to provide direct services for specific programs.
  • Partner with Pittsburgh Cares, local business organizations, universities/colleges, churches, high schools and other related groups and organizations.
  • Attend as necessary, internal events to assist volunteers.
  • Create and maintain a volunteer database, recording and managing accurate records for volunteers’ service hours and monetary value for services rendered.
  • Encourage, support and coordinate recognition and appreciation events for volunteers and staff supervisors.

Financial and Board

  • Coordinate with the Finance Director to track and reconcile all contributed revenue and contribute to policy and procedures manual. Report results to the Executive Director on a regular basis.
  • Manage process for in-kind tracking, reporting and acknowledgement.
  • Manage the development and execution of the Development Budget.
  • Contribute to overall accurate management of tax receipts and donor documentation.

Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • High level of organization and the ability to act independently
  • Able to work cooperatively with program staff, volunteers, and donors
  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Office, database management (Salsa or Raiser’s Edge, preferred), social media and email
  • Attendance at evening and weekend fundraising events, as well as attend volunteer projects
  • At least one year experience in an office setting and working with volunteers
  • ACT 33/34 clearance
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance
  • Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Criminal History Clearance
  • FBI Clearance
  • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) Verification Certificate

Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement

Carlow University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement. The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement is a member of the staff in the Office of University Advancement and reports to the Director of Alumni Engagement.

The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement coordinates the development, implementation and execution of new and existing alumni programs and services designed to foster a lifelong connection between alumni and the University.  The Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement leads the advancement office in three key areas of responsibility—producing and managing electronic communications with alumni, recruiting alumni volunteers to engage in meaningful opportunities for service and benefit to themselves and Carlow, and conducting alumni giving programs that increase participation in the Carlow Fund.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Alumni Engagement in planning and implementing alumni programs, activities and events which serve alumni and University initiatives, including core and traditional social activities on and off campus, as well as innovative new programs to engage alumni with Carlow in ways most meaningful to them.
  • Recruit and motivate alumni volunteers widely to advance the philanthropic interests of young alumni in supporting the Carlow Fund with such strategies as a Senior Gift Program and Class Agent Program.
  • Work with faculty to coordinate consistent communication efforts featuring alumni, faculty, and students to strengthen the connection with Carlow University’s Alumni Association.
  • Construct and manage electronic forms of communication with alumni, including alumni e-newsletters, electronic communications via the Carlow Connect platform, social media postings; correspond regularly with alumni via alumni@carlow.edu; and monitor content on the alumni pages of Carlow’s website.
  • Facilitate the development of alumni activities locally and regionally in conjunction with the support of alumni volunteers.
  • Work with Career Services and Student Affairs to develop and increase alumni volunteer opportunities to connect Carlow alumni with students for mentoring and career-related purposes, such as Alumni Mentorship via the Carlow Connection platform
  • Attend on campus and local alumni events.  Travel for off-campus events and other alumni meetings as needed.

We seek an innovative leader with the following qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree is required.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of experience in event management, volunteer management, and/or development.  Coursework in marketing and communications is desirable.

Desired Qualities and Skill:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects; flexible and comfortable in a fast-paced environment with excellent follow through.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment. Ability to work collaboratively with various constituent groups, volunteers and campus partners.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and managing special events.
  • Experience organizing and motivating groups of volunteers.
  • Strong organization skills with keen attention to detail. Strong and independent decision making is required.
  • Experience with Website and social media. Proficiency in the Microsoft suite and familiarity with donor management systems.  Experiences with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT and Graduway are a plus.
  • Ability to create and develop programs that effectively address objectives and priorities, operate within budget limitations and comply with appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Willingness to travel, work evenings and weekends and adaptable to a flexible schedule when necessary.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation, respect and commitment to private higher education.

Review of applications will begin when received.  The position is open and available; an official start date is negotiable.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University’s resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

Carlow University is an Equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.  The University strives for a camps that reflects the urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance the University community.