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Great Lakes Theater
Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland’s classic theater company, seeks a dynamic mid-level professional for its fast-paced development office located in Downtown Cleveland’s PlayhouseSquare. Key responsibilities include: gift processing with donor record and database (Raisers’ Edge) maintenance; donor data analysis and research; cultivation and fundraising event coordination; and report and proposal preparation support. A complete job description can be found on Great Lakes Theater’s web site at http://www.greatlakestheater.org/work-with-us/employment. The successful candidate will have a college degree with three years of fundraising or development experience with proficiency in Office 2010 and a donor database, preferably Raisers’ Edge. Strong communication (oral and written) and organizational skills are required along with the ability to thrive in a work team environment. Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume and writing sample by June 21, 2013
Posted on May 21, 2013
Director of Development and Communications
Preterm is Ohio’s largest independent, nonprofit abortion clinic, providing compassionate nonjudgmental care to women since 1974. As part of the reproductive justice movement we advocate for a woman’s right to determine whether or when to have children, to become a parent and to parent with dignity, to have a healthy pregnancy, and to have healthy and safe families and relationships. We are embarking on a new phase of the organization, expanding the range of services we offer. The new Director of Development and Communications will have a key role in leading this transition. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Communications is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of annual fundraising, communication, and marketing efforts. Fundraising components include individual donor cultivation and solicitation, direct mail, grant proposals, and special events. Communication and Marketing components include writing, editing, and design oversight of annual report, newsletter, brochures, online communications via website and social media, and occasional articles and editorials for the press; as well as outreach events and appearances, partnerships with other organizations, and all advertising, including budgeting, production, placement, and tracking. Other duties may include the development of educational materials and orientation of medical residents. The Director of Development and Communications participates as part of the senior management team and works closely with the board of directors and board committees.
Posted on May 17, 2013
American Heart Association
Sales/Fundraising Director, Heart Walk Cleveland
We have an excellent opportunity for a Sales/Fundraising Heart Walk Director in our Cleveland office. The Heart Walk Director is held accountable for the implementation of Heart Walk Events and the My Heart. My Life. platform, to meet and exceed the aggressive event goals in excess of $500K. The Heart Walk Director builds relationships with companies, customers, sponsors and donors. The Director secures executive level volunteers to work on volunteer committees related to event activities. The Heart Walk Director is responsible for securing top level sponsorships and ensuring a Chair is in place for the next Heart Walk year. The Director also tracks progress and reports to the Senior Director to ensure goals are met and best practices are adhered to. Responsibilities include accountability for the implementation of events, securing and meeting aggressive weekly goals, developing written plans, building positive strategic business relationships with key decision makers, building and managing Executive Leadership Team, chair recruitment,implementing a 3 year business plan, recognizing volunteers and willingness and ability to travel 75% of the time including some nights and weekends. Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Must have at least two years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, in a diverse and inclusive environment in which to learn and grow. And we do. To apply for this position or to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association please visit www.heart.org/careers. EOE AA/M/F/V/D
Posted on May 16, 2013
The Fine Arts Association
Director of Development
The Fine Arts Association, a non-profit community arts center, in Willoughby, Ohio seeks a full time Director of Development to advance and support its mission and vision through the direction and execution of advancement, development and fundraising efforts that maximize contributed income and public support. Essential duties and responsibilities include creating and implementing annual development strategy and plan to meet annual income requirements; developing funding priorities based on mission appropriateness with the CEO; developing and executing fundraising efforts in the areas of grant opportunities, the current Capital Campaign, major gifts, planned gifts, capital needs, endowment, and government relations; developing and growing donor base, managing annual giving campaign and cultivating major gifts; developing and implementing public relations strategies designed to advance awareness and value of FAA to the donor community; coordinating all major fundraisers; cultivating relationships with current and potential individual, corporate, foundation and government donors; overseeing management of donor records and reporting; Applicants should possess: master’s degree; ten years of experience in fundraising in a mission driven environment; proven management and leadership skills; excellent verbal and written communications skills; high energy, positive attitude, flexibility, teamwork, attention to detail, high degree of initiative; strong partnership-building and event planning skills; knowledge of ethical standards and business/accounting practices as pertains to fundraising; supervision and budgetary oversight; Word, Excel, Outlook, and EasyWare (or equivalent fundraising software). Send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on May 15, 2013
Eliza Bryant Village
Fund Development Associate
The Fund Development Associate provides support in all areas of fundraising at Eliza Bryant Village including annual appeal, corporate giving, foundation grants, planned giving, and special events. The individual reports directly to Senior Director of Fund Development to assist with developing and implementing annual and long range goals for fund development; assist with all special events, including working with three Auxiliaries in fundraising efforts; assist with identifying, cultivating, solicitation and stewarding individual, foundation and corporate donors; assist with writing grant proposals, case statements, letter of inquiry, grant reports and solicitation letters; assist in playing a major role in annual fund appeal ; articulate fund development needs for operations, programs and services; assist with writing promotional materials, press releases and marketing efforts; provide support at all EBV fundraising meetings and functions; track all fundraising activities utilizing the Raiser’s Edge software ; identify new sources of financial support and community contacts. The preferred candidate will have 5 to 7 years of professional fundraising experience, with a strong knowledge of local, regional and national funding sources. The individual will have a track record of successful grant writing, proficiency with Microsoft Office, experience with Raiser’s Edge and strong presentation skills.
Posted on May 13, 2013
United Church Homes
Vice President of Advancement
United Church Homes, Inc is seeking an energetic, creative and passion-driven leader with a proven track-record in building a high-performing advancement program. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to support the organization’s commitment to creating an environment of meaning and purpose for residents, donors and team members. A member of the President’s Council that charts and leads the overall direction of the organization, the Vice President (VP) of Advancement will report to the President & CEO and work closely with him, other senior leaders and the board of directors to foster a “culture of philanthropy” where everyone is a part of the advancement team. He or she will build a program that opens opportunities for the organization to engage its many key stakeholders and that is fitting for an organization of United Church Homes’ history and national impact. The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of progressive fundraising experience including 3 years of senior management experience. CFRE accreditation or equivalent required. A master’s degree is preferred. Direct experience in the senior living industry preferred. Position involves travel to member facilities and donors. Other travel for professional, church, and trade associations normally expected. For more information about this opportunity, see http://www.unitedchurchhomes.org/spirit/careers.
Posted on May 10, 2013
Senior Development Officer
Under the direction of the VP for External Relations, the Development Officer plans, directs and facilitates all implementation of fundraising activities for Beech Brook, and is responsible for meeting all the goals and objectives related to resource development. • Develops and cultivates positive relationships with board members, existing donors and potential donors, including: individuals, foundations, corporations, public officials and organizations. • Works closely in partnership with Beech Brook’s CEO and President, as well as the VP for External Relations, to create frequent cultivation opportunities where Beech Brook’s story is shared with existing and potential donors/funders. • Develops and implements a multi-faceted strategic Annual Giving program focused on acquisition, retention, upgrading and stewardship of individual donors. Campaign elements include direct mail, special events, online giving, and direct solicitation of cash and in-kind gifts. Provide active leadership in the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of donors and donor prospects. • Serves as lead staff for fundraising events including Beech Brook’s signature annual event, The Beech Ball and the 5K run/walk. Responsibilities include but are not limited to committee recruitment and staffing, solicitation, stewardship, event logistics and materials If interested, please submit cover letter, resume and salary history to email@example.com. Beech Brook is a trauma Informed Care Organization that values employees with appreciation for the impact of trauma and its relevance to the agency’s clients and staff. Since 1852, Beech Brook has been helping Northeast Ohio’s children and families. Today the 500-member staff serves more than 21,000 children each year through a wide range of mental health services including Residential and Day Treatment; an Intensive Treatment Unit; School- and Community-Based Mental Health Services, Foster Care and Adoption; Family Preservation; Early Childhood Services; Early Intervention and Parenting, Mentoring; and other services to youth and their families. EOE
Posted on May 9, 2013
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is seeing an experienced part-time (20-30 hours per week) Grants Manager/Grant Writer responsible for researching, writing and submitting foundation grant proposals for restricted and unrestricted support. Under direction of the Chief Development Officer, the principal responsibilities for this position include: working with departmental directors to identify current and potential sources of operating, program and capital equipment support; conduct research to identify new sources of funding, prepare written proposals, monitor and track reporting requirements and outcome measurements. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and superior writing skills, with the ability to synthesize information and budgets into articulate, persuasive, fundable proposals. Experience working with federal and state grants is a significant plus. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a detailed salary history to Terri Manns at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Posted on May 9, 2013
Federated Church (United Church of Christ)
Senior Director of Operations
The Federated Church is seeking an executive church leadership position, reporting to the senior pastor and responsible for managing human resources and finances and for facilitating strategic planning. For more information go to: www.fedchurch.org. Under Latest News on the home page, go to "Seeking to Fill New Executive Church Leadership Position."
Posted on May 8, 2013
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Donor Records Coordinator
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Development department seeks qualified candidates to fill its Donor Records Coordinator position. The Donor Records Coordinator processes all charitable donations to the museum: membership, annual fund, corporate, capital campaign, and others. S/he generates and disseminates appropriate thank you letters, membership cards, and tax receipts; maintains the museum’s Central Donor Filing system as well as the donor database, Enterprise; responds to internal and external requests for information and resolves issues in a professional and timely manner.
A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years of experience in gift processing, non-profit development and/or membership, database management, or similar is required for this position. A demonstrated ability to analyze, evaluate, record, and report information clearly, concisely, and accurately is also required. Other requirements include strong attention to detail, accuracy, accountability and confidentiality; excellent quantitative and communication skills; proficiency in database, spreadsheet, and word-processing software; experience in the Enterprise donor management system, Raiser’s Edge or similar database and familiarity with Northeast Ohio philanthropy, business, history, and the arts, is preferred.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com Application deadline is May 24.
Posted on May 7, 2013
American Red Cross
Community Chapter Executive
We are currently seeking a professional, innovative and enthusiastic Community Chapter Executive for our Summit and Portage Counties chapter in Akron, Ohio. Responsible for representing the American Red Cross in the community. The Community Chapter Executive (CCE) will focus externally on core mission delivery, fundraising and being the face of the Red Cross for the media, donors and their communities. The CCE will have oversight of Red Cross service delivery, external relations, and fundraising within an assigned community. The CCE is accountable for achieving performance targets for the Community Chapter, including service delivery, fundraising/revenue and expense targets. In conjunction with the Division Fundraising Vice President, the CCE has primary responsibility in the community for achievement of fundraising goals. The CCE utilizes the support activities of HR, IT, Finance, Communications and Marketing through a matrix project management system to ensure that all operating units have the necessary resources to execute on their community mission. The CCE acts as the chapter's chief fundraiser. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=32360&CurrentPage=1.
Posted on May 6, 2013
The Cleveland Institute of Art
Senior Development Writer
The Cleveland Institute of Art is seeking a Senior Development Writer supporting the Office of Institutional Advancement, while secondarily providing some assistance to the Marketing Department. He or she will prepare grant proposals, grant reports and other development materials based upon staff and faculty input and will devote a minority of his/her time to assisting with Institute publications, online content and key press releases. The successful candidate will be a creative thinker with strong oral and written skills experienced in writing assignments in the area of grant writing, grant reporting and the drafting of development-related materials including but not limited to solicitation letters, planned giving materials, and periodic newsletters to major donors or prospects. In addition, the individual will help with research and writing of copy for the Institute’s alumni/friends publication, annual report, website and press releases on strategic initiatives. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, Journalism or similar field; Three to four years of increasingly responsible experience in grant writing, grant reporting and preparation of other development materials; experience with in-house publications, journalism, public relations or similar environments; Knowledge and practice of good writing and editing principles for effective communications; Samples of grant writing, grant reporting and other development communications required. Demonstrated ability to deliver superior communications services (through references and recommendations); Excellent proofreading skills; Expertise in Microsoft Word; Effective team player, with ability to capture project/client requirements and translate into workable communication solutions; Flexible self-starter with can-do attitude who is able to operate independently within a dynamic educational/cultural institution; Must be able to work under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines; Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel. Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Executive Director of HR by May 17, 2013: Cleveland Institute of Art, Job Code: SDW, 11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106.
Posted on May 6, 2013