Career Opportunities

  • RISD Fund Officer

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

    Providence

    Full time
    R-00401

    Job Summary

    Rhode Island School of Design seeks a talented professional to join the Office of Institutional Engagement. The RISD Fund Officer employs customer relationship management skills to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing donors in support of the RISD Fund which encourages unrestricted and designated, current use gifts. Concentrating efforts on securing annual gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, the RISD Fund Officer develops an annual plan to cultivate and solicit a portfolio of 150 prospective and current donors for membership in the 1877 Society ($2,500 or more) and Parents’ Council ($5,000 or more). Conducting at least 150 personal visits annually, this position creates personalized engagement plans for each assigned prospect and works collaboratively with the Alumni Relations team in leveraging Alumni Association and with the Executive Director, RISD Fund for 1877 Society and Parents’ Council cultivation opportunities to engage and steward donors. The RISD Fund Officer also plays a vital role in building the pipeline for the College by assessing the giving capacity and philanthropic interests of assigned individuals and recommending those with major gift capacity ($100,000 or more) for assignment to Philanthropy Officers who will cultivate these donors for multi-year commitments.

    Essential Functions

    • Responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of assigned prospective donors through face-to-face visits, engagement events, and other means. Tasked with personally executing solicitations and closing gifts to secure annual leadership gifts of $2,500 or more for unrestricted and designated, current use purposes.
    • Manage and maintain a portfolio of 150 prospective and current donors.
    • Develop and execute an annual solicitation plan for submitted proposals and gift closures providing gift projections of commitments.
    • Maintain a rigorous schedule of personal contacts with assigned prospects, creating moves management plans related to them that include strategies of engagement and solicitations.
    • Collaborate with the Alumni Relations team and Executive Director, RISD Fund to leverage appropriate Alumni Association, 1877 Society, and Parents’ Council events and volunteer opportunities for select prospective and current donors.
    • At the direction of the Executive Director, RISD Fund staff and/or attend assigned 1877 Society and Parents’ Council events.
    • Seamlessly transition newly identified prospective and current donors with gift capacity of $100,000 or more to Philanthropy Officers for further relationship development.
    • Utilize Raiser’s Edge prospect tracking/management system, which identifies, assigns, rates, and tracks assigned prospects, to comply with department policies and procedures.
    • Conduct independent research through the Institutional Engagement database, Internet sources, and referrals from RISD representatives and volunteers to identify and appropriately engage assigned prospects.

    Knowledge/Skills/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • One or more years of fundraising (or related sales) experience devising and executing face-to-face solicitations.
    • Proven ability to communicate and present persuasively, build relationships and influence others.
    • Strong organizational and database skills.
    • Willingness to travel on daily and/or weekly basis locally or assigned geographic territories. Interest/experience in art and design desirable.

    Union:

    No

    Work Schedule:

    35 hours per day, 12 months per year

    Employment Status:

    Full-time, Exempt

    Grade:

    11/AD

    Documents Needed to Apply:

    Resume

    Cover Letter

    Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.

    The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

    RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

    For internal use only – Job Family:
    Development – Fundraising

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    PI113544922

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  • Cooperative Development Institute- Cooperative Housing Director

    Cooperative Development Institute, Unspecified

    CDI’s NEROC program has seen unprecedented growth in the past year in terms of staff and communities served, with more rapid growth on the horizon. To best meet the growing demand for resident ownership, longtime director and founder Andy Danforth has decided to move into a position focused on supporting the acquisition and financing process for communities and restructure the NEROC program to maximize the capacities of the staff. CDI is announcing an open position for Housing Program Director, with applications due by September 20.

    To apply to this position please follow this link: https://cdi.coop/growth-and-change-in-neroc-program/

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  • Program Manager- Physician Minority Recruitment Program

    Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Drive strategy, metrics, and initiatives to increase under-represented minority resident and fellow physicians at Boston Medical Center (BMC). Align with the ACGME process for recruiting and hiring residents/fellows, and identify candidates to rotate at BMC with the goal of Matching appropriate candidates in BMC training programs. Responsible for the design and implementation of programs to recruit under-represented minority physicians (Black/African-American, Hispanic, and Native American) at the house staff and faculty levels . Devise metrics to assess organizational performance, partner with leadership, and present program objectives. Partner with the Training Program Directors, Chairs, the leadership team in the physician organization, graduate medical education, BU school of Medicine and the Chief Medical Officer to develop and execute on these initiatives. Administer equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs to promote diversity and increase minority physician recruitment and retention. Maintain records of physician demographics. Ensure compliance with laws and regulations.

    ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES / DUTIES:

    1. Strategy and Relationship-Building

    • Work collaboratively with Graduate Medical Education (GME), Minority Recruitment Program (MRP) faculty and house staff Steering Committee members, and BMC Training Program Directors to set goals for recruitment.

    • Create new programs and make changes to existing programs to achieve those goals where necessary; identify best practices throughout the country in minority physician recruitment and work to implement throughout BMC where appropriate;

    • Create and nurture alumni network of BMC MRP house staff; identify weaknesses in minority physician recruitment and retention at BMC and design realistic ways to correct them; develop one-on-one relationships at all levels with medical students, residents, faculty, Program Directors and Chiefs of Service to work to implement goals.

    • Create and facilitate relationships with colleagues at other academic institutions.

    • Conduct retrospective evaluation of Subsidized Elective Program and other BMC interview and Match data; educate BMC community on issues in minority physician recruitment.

    2. Committee and Community Building

    • Work with BMC administration to obtain accurate, up-to-date data on all underrepresented minority physicians in the BMC community.

    • Identify leaders within the community, and motivate them to work on MRP issues within their departments and across the institution.

    • Organize annual MRP Fall Event, including arranging for catering, space, invitations, turn-out, and program content.

    3. Organize Recruitment Events

    • Travel to national and regional medical student conferences and medical schools to talk to students about Subsidized Elective Program and other MRP initiatives. This position requires ~40% travel.

    • Encourage and identify faculty and house staff volunteers to travel to speak to medical students and train them to do so effectively.

    • Organize all logistics for recruitment travel, including conference site reservations, obtaining services from conference vendors, and making travel reservations.

    4. Manage Subsidized Elective Program

    • Solicit applications from students through letters and during recruitment trips.

    • Work with steering committee and Program Directors to determine minimum eligibility for applicants to each program, and to review each individual application.

    • Optimize the MRP website, including the Subsidized Elective Program (SVEP) application, so as to be appealing and informative to current medical students.

    • ; introduce visiting students to appropriate medical students, house staff and faculty; conduct exit interview and post-match survey with students to collect needed data on SVEP, interview and Match ranking.

    5. Communication and Publicity

    • Create ideas and copy for promotional materials, including brochures, videos, and advertising; work with designers and physicians to implement ideas; work with vendors to produce product.

    • Evaluate efficacy of all publicity materials and update as needed.

    6. Research and Data Collection

    • Research, investigate, and share best practices related to underrepresented minority physician recruitment, including but not limited to: lifestyle, financial and training issues; minority patient/healthcare disparities issues; recruitment strategies and results at other institutions; BMC minority patient population concerns.

    7. Office Management and Other Responsibilities

    • Manage program budget, including processing all vendor payments and physician reimbursements; maintain directory of minority physicians at BMC; data entry; filing

    • Performs other duties as assigned or as necessary.

    • Adheres to all of BMC’s RESPECT behavioral standards.

    (The above statements in this job description are intended to depict the general nature and level of work assigned to the employee(s) in this job. The above is not intended to represent an exhaustive list of accountable duties and responsibilities required).

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    EDUCATION:
    Bachelor’s Degree Required, Masters preferred.

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:

    EXPERIENCE:
    Three to five years of previous experience in diversity/recruitment field as a program administrator/organizational staff position. Previous experience in community organizing, business development or other form of organizing experience required.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
    Must have ability to work extremely well independently with minimal supervision and manage multiple projects.
    Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
    Excellent interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor.
    Excellent organizational skills and experience in office management; familiarity with medical training required.
    Ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends is required.

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  • Director of Strategy, Community Development

    Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston

    Director of Strategy, Community Development

    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for supporting the Boston Fed’s community development Strategic Engagements Team by formulating and managing innovative approaches to promoting the economic strength of lower- income communities. This person serves as a strategic advisor in the design and implementation of key department strategies, manages senior staff and collaborates with other team members to forge partnerships with external organizations — including non- profits, municipalities, financial institutions, and foundations — to advance two key focal areas: strengthening household economic security and equity and increasing employment opportunities. The Director of Strategy is also responsible for leading strategies to promote access to credit, investment, and financial services and fostering a better understanding of market developments and economic conditions. This includes monitor community credit needs, tracking economic conditions in lower-income communities, and sharing that information internally and externally to inform policy and programs and produce a measurable impact on the lives of low- and moderate- income residents.

    Principal Accountabilities
    Strategic Planning & Project Management:

    • Serve as a strategic advisor to AVP on two department focal areas: Improving Household Economic Security and Equity and Increasing Employment Opportunities. This includes co-develop strategies to address complex problems, provide input on high-impact initiatives and pilots with senior staff, engage a range of stakeholders, proactively identify risks and establish control mechanisms, and support senior staff recruiting potential partners.

    Identify opportunities to inform public policies, improve community development programs, and increase the department’s impact.
    Lead multiple high-impact community development initiatives. Generally, these are innovative pilots that rely on strong, cross-sectoral partnerships for implementation. Project management responsibilities include developing strategies, conducting background research, developing a research and evaluation agenda, designing a communications plan, recruiting external and internal support and resources, and overseeing operations.
    Help to create and maintain external partnerships. This includes leveraging existing relationships in the community development field to identify and vet new partners or collaborators. In some cases this involves forming coalitions of organizations working towards a common goal, such as reducing racial wealth inequality, filling a community development capital gap within a specific geography or increasing the quality of jobs available to low- and moderate-income residents within a specific industry or occupation.

    General:

    • Represent the Boston Fed at regional and national events by presenting on our community development initiatives and sharing research findings.

    Lead discussions with department staff to share themes that emerge from general community engagement work; through written and verbal updates to senior management, make recommendations about appropriate Boston Fed responses to emerging issues; disseminate findings externally to the broader community development field.
    Manage senior professionals responsible for:
    o MonitoringCommunityCreditNeeds.
    o Managing two advisory councils to Bank President : Community Development Advisory Council

    (CDAC) and the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC). CDIAC is comprised of Presidents and CEOs of New England financial institutions, and CDAC is comprised of Executive Directors of Community Development Organizations or CDFIs, and leaders from a wide variety of nonprofit organizations that serve low-income individuals. This includes selection and vetting of potential members; designing meeting agendas and engagement strategy, as well as conducting briefings for Senior Bank Leadership.

    o Collaborating with Supervision, Regulation & Credit and maintaining relationships with other regulators, including the FDIC and OCC.

    o Supporting external organizations in effectively utilizing and complying with the Community Reinvestment Act by organizing training, responding to requests for information and assistance and keeping track of policy initiatives, changes in Q&As and implications for community organizations.

    • Participate in Fed System Working Groups and help curate best practices and strategies that can be replicated in the first district, leveraging previous infrastructure and connections from the System.

    Other Accountabilities

    Perform other duties as assigned, including, but not limited to, required travel around New England and, occasionally, outside the region.

    Supervision

    This position is required to supervise senior staff.

    Knowledge and Experience

    Community Development knowledge and experience normally acquired through a Master’s degree and a minimum of 10 years working experience and at least five years of experience supervising direct reports.

    Demonstrated ability to lead and influence change in complex environments. Ability to be recognized as an influential, collaborative leader for public service that makes a difference.
    Strong strategic planning and project management skills, as well as the ability to manage the work of senior staff, including direct reports and interns.

    Learning orientation, including the ability to adapt, pivot strategies if necessary and deal with complexity and ambiguity.

    Proven coalition-building, stakeholder engagement, and group facilitation experience. Superb interpersonal skills to effectively engage organizations and individuals, internally to the organization, across the Fed System and externally.

    Excellent team-building skills.

    Strong writing and speaking skills, including the ability to represent the Boston Fed to local and

    national groups and convey best-practices and research findings to target audiences.
    Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to leverage a wide variety of data and evidence.

    Commitment to solving most pressing problems affecting underserved populations.
    Knowledge of other languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, or Mandarin is a plus.

    Reporting Responsibilities:

    At least three staff working across two focal areas (childcare and racial equity).

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  • Associate Director, Donor Relations (Recognition)

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

    Providence

    Full time
    R-00424

    Job Summary

    Rhode Island School of Design seeks a talented professional for a unique opportunity within the office of Institutional Engagement. The Associate Director, Donor Relations (Recognition) is responsible for developing, planning, and executing the stewardship of donor recognition societies and designated funds at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). This position adheres to industry best practices and incorporates creativity to partner with gift officers and colleagues to develop and execute ongoing donor-centric stewardship and recognition strategies for RISD’s most generous donors.

    Essential Functions

    • Executes a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program with a primary focus on donor recognition and giving programs. Works collaboratively with colleagues to gain feedback and inform program design, enhancements or modifications.
    • Works in close partnership with the Development Office and divisions across campus to support efforts to steward donors at all levels. Strategizes, researches, writes and produces narrative stewardship reports, and other customized pieces for all designated funds, which includes identifying and creatively explaining how funds are used. Develops and manages relationships with vendors, including but not limited to design firms, printers, and mail houses, to execute reporting projects.
    • Builds robust stewardship and recognition programs for annual leadership donors (1877 Society), planned giving donors (Metcalf Society) and other donor recognition societies as determined by the Executive Director and based on input from the Development Office team.
    • Implements and manages day-to-day fulfillment of routine stewardship programs for multiple donor levels including welcome packages, specialized donor communications, event communication and follow-up efforts.
    • Oversees the donor acknowledgement process in collaboration with Advancement Services to ensure the delivery of timely and customized letters; identifies and recommends options to further automate and streamline custom letters; seeks feedback from gift officers to support the personalization of all acknowledgement letters signed by the President and Vice President of Institutional Engagement. Partners with Communications to routinely refresh acknowledgement templates.
    • Partners with the Director of Special Events to execute annual donor events, including but not limited to 1877 Society events, Metcalf Society events and other donor recognition events. Explores and evaluates additional stewardship and cultivation events for appropriateness at RISD as needed. Inventories and educates gift officers about additional engagement and stewardship opportunities.
    • Recommends and coordinates donor touch point activities for a broad spectrum of the College’s donors and prospects to promote meaningful involvement and engagement with the institution by actively collaborating with the other Associate Director of Donor Relations and various team members.
    • Explores and utilizes new technology methods, such as videos or web-based platforms, to engage and inform donors. Develops ideas for customized presentations, recognition for named spaces and other key gifts, and other creative touches.
    • Maintains an accurate comprehensive filing and tracking system to ensure that all activity is recorded in the internal donor database (Raiser’s Edge). Analyzes captured data to provide progress reports on stewardship programs.
    • Leads the coordination of all donor recognition listings; ensures donors are recognized accurately and appropriately.
    • Evaluates stewardship processes for leadership donors and develops best practices for donor stewardship and recognition.

    Knowledge/Skills/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
    • 5 to 7 years of related experience in fundraising, donor relations, communications, or a related field.
    • Preference given to candidates with experience in higher education or nonprofit stewardship activities.
    • Well-honed writing, editing, research and analytical skills required.
    • Knowledge of, and interest in staying current in, the principles and techniques relevant to donor-centric major gift fundraising.
    • Must possess strong interpersonal skills, high EQ, and superb first-in-class customer service and communications skills.
    • Use of Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative suite, CRM/database (Raiser’s Edge a plus), and the Google (G Suite) collaboration tools.
    • Proven success in the planning, organizing and executing projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders.
    • Superlative diplomatic and communication skills, including an ability to work and communicate effectively with a broad spectrum of constituents (individual donors, alumni, business leaders, public figures, college leadership, faculty and staff), within a broad range of cultural environments.
    • Ability to build and manage relationships with a variety of constituents across all levels of institution.
    • Ability to anticipate unexpected issues and needs and to react quickly, calmly and confidently so as to instill trust and confidence.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.
    • Capability to work independently and collaboratively with moderate supervision.

    Union:

    No

    Work Schedule:

    12 months per year

    Employment Status:

    Full-time, Exempt

    Grade:

    10/AD

    Documents Needed to Apply:

    Resume

    Cover Letter

    Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please upload all required documents.

    The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

    RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

    For internal use only – Job Family:
    Development – Fundraising

    Apply Here

    PI113544908

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  • Evaluation Manager

    TSNE MissionWorks, Boston, MA

    Overview

    TSNE MissionWorks (formerly Third Sector New England) (www.tsne.org) is a management support organization that partners every year with hundreds of nonprofits, foundations, community-based groups, and others working for social change. Our mission is to provide information and services to build the knowledge, power, and effectiveness of individuals, organizations, and groups that engage people in community and public life. The ultimate intention of our work is to create a more just and democratic society.

    We assist a wide range of organizations in the social sector with a mix of management support and capacity building services in consulting, financial and grants management, business administration, human resources, compensation and benefits administration, professional development training and research in nonprofit fields of practice.

    As a leading voice and capacity builder in the nonprofit sector, TSNE MissionWorks is committed to learning and building our practices and values around diversity, inclusion and equity, and working in a culturally proficient way with our staff and the organizations and communities we serve. We actively cultivate a work environment that values the experiences of individuals in an open-minded and collaborative atmosphere.

    Responsibilities

    The Evaluation Manager will serve as the lead evaluator of TSNE MissionWorks’ client services, programs, and strategic initiatives. This includes designing and managing an organizational evaluation framework, analyzing large quantitative and qualitative data using statistical analyses and effectively communicating key findings to both internal and external stakeholders. The Evaluation Manager will specialize in creating and overseeing an organizational-wide evaluation system that allows TSNE MissionWorks’ to continuously assess the operational effectiveness, quality, and impact of its work. This person will coordinate all of the organization’s evaluations and lead efforts to assess, synthesize, and communicate evaluation findings. The Evaluation Manager will also collaborate with department leaders to co-create aligned performance measures, effective data collection tools, and streamlined information gathering processes. Additionally, this person will support the Director of Learning and Evaluation in launching effective practices for collecting, analyzing, and actualizing evaluation findings in order to continuously improve the quality and impact of the TSNE MissionWorks’ work. The Evaluation Manager will eventually serve an external resource to clients. Lastly, the Evaluation Manager will provide ongoing training and supports in order to develop individuals’ learning and evaluation capacities.

    Organizational and Program Evaluation – 75%

    • Serve as the lead evaluator for the portfolio of all services, programs, and strategic initiatives’;
    • Design and oversee evaluation strategies, standards, and frameworks across all services to ensure alignment with the organization’s overall outcomes and mission;
    • Conduct developmental, formative, and summative evaluations for all services, programs, and strategic initiatives in partnership with department heads;
    • Manage all activities related to evaluation in accordance to organizational strategic goals and priorities;
    • Partner with department leaders and program managers to determine service quality, operational effectiveness, and impact-related performance indicators;
    • Collaborate with the Director of Learning and Evaluation to further develop organizational strategies and processes related to evaluation;
    • Develop, implement, and oversee internal systems for conducting ongoing outcome assessments that support continuous improvement in collaboration with department leaders and business systems staff;
    • Create and coordinate the organizational implementation of mixed methodology evaluative tools, such as pre-and post-intervention assessments, focus group protocols, survey/questionnaire instruments, and others;
    • Conduct comprehensive statistical analysis of qualitative and quantitative data while interpreting and integrating key findings into organizational and programmatic efforts;
    • Conduct research-related activities as needed, including literature reviews and environmental scans and reading and synthesizing published studies;
    • Report on organizational and program outcomes that inform budgetary, strategic, and programmatic decisions;
    • Stay current and engaged in the evaluation field to ensure knowledge of key trends, best practices, innovation and access to high quality evaluation resources.

    Program Planning and Support – 25%

    • In partnership with leaders, implement programmatic learning practices and processes that help staff identify actionable insights;
    • Assist in fostering a culture of learning and continuous improvement by facilitating data-based group learning practices, such as data gallery walks;
    • Train program staff in learning and evaluation best practices and procedures;
    • Develop data-driven recommendations and evaluative findings, including promising practices and current challenges;
    • Collaborate with the Communications team to prepare periodic publications to promote the impact of programs to key stakeholders and the general public;
    • Write assessment and key learnings reports;
      Present and disseminate evaluation results to internal and external audiences.

    Other

    • Undertake other tasks that are consistent with the position, as assigned by supervisor.

    Qualifications

    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • At least eight years’ work experience in an applied program evaluation role;
    • Experience implementing mixed-methodology evaluations; experience evaluating capacity-building or technical assistance initiatives is preferred;
    • Experience developing and launching evaluation tools, including but not limited to pre- and post-assessments, questionnaires/surveys, interview protocols, focus group protocols, etc.;
    • Experience collecting, analyzing, and managing data from multiple sources; including conducting descriptive and inferential statistical analyses;
    • Demonstrated experience in designing and facilitating group learning activities;
    • Strong written and analytical skills including the ability to synthesize and write about data for non-academic audiences;
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Experience working with a diverse group of internal staff and clients;
    • A strong commitment to excellence with a focus on the work of mission orientated
    • organizations;
    • Ability to pay close and accurate attention to detail;
    • Ability to juggle tasks and multiple priorities while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
    • A creative and innovative problem-solver;
    • Ability to both work and problem solve independently, and work well in a team;
    • Proficient in Microsoft software suite; SPSS, Stata or other data analysis tool; Tableau or other data aggregation and visualization systems; Salesforce or other CRM systems, and the ability to learn new systems quickly and enthusiastically;
    • Demonstrated cultural competency and understanding of the value of diversity in the workplace, with an ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds, traditions, customs and personalities.

    Physical Demands/Work Environment

    The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work isperformed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

    • Talk, hear and see in the normal range with or without correction.
    • Use hands or fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
    • Move, Traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); reach with hands and arms; occasionally Ascend/Descend; and position self (to), move.
    • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
    • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
    • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
    • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

    TSNE MissionWorks envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

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  • SENIOR PLANNED GIVING OFFICER

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

    Senior Planned Giving Officer

    Rhode Island School of Design

    Providence, RI

    https://www.risd.edu/

    With the goal of educating students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), also teaches how to discover and transmit knowledge, and make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. With the approach of RISD’s 150th anniversary, the Office of Institutional Engagement is making an unprecedented investment in building a best-in-class team to engage donors, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff in a new wave of philanthropic support.

    RISD depends on high-quality facilities to provide the environments, tools, and conditions that activate student learning, enable exploration, and serve as the fundamental framework of an exceptional art and design education. With a deep commitment to studio-based education and to the stewardship of its campus, RISD has identified how it can best energize knowledge, discovery, collaboration, and creation.

    Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Development, the Senior Planned Giving Officer employs sophisticated relationship skills to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 150 high-potential planned giving (bequests, annuities, trusts, etc.) prospective and current donors, including conducting 150 personal visits annually. The Senior Planned Giving Officer devises personalized engagement plans for each assigned prospective donor, leveraging RISD cultivation opportunities, presenting gift opportunity proposals that may include cash and creative giving vehicles, speak to a donor’s philanthropic goals, and support the mission and goals of the College. In addition, s/he serves as an educational and consultative resource aiding Philanthropy Officers, RISD executives, and volunteers in executing planned giving techniques and strategies for their assigned prospects, as appropriate.

    Candidates who approach their advancement careers with a spirit of innovation, entrepreneurialism, and creativity will thrive in RISD’s fast-paced, collaborative, and ambitious culture.

    To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Lisa Vuona, Vice President, Lindauer, at http://bit.ly/RISDSPGO

     

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  • SENIOR PLANNED GIVING OFFICER

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

    Senior Planned Giving Officer

    Rhode Island School of Design

    Providence, RI

    https://www.risd.edu/

    With the goal of educating students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), also teaches how to discover and transmit knowledge, and make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship, and innovation. With the approach of RISD’s 150th anniversary, the Office of Institutional Engagement is making an unprecedented investment in building a best-in-class team to engage donors, alumni, parents, faculty, and staff in a new wave of philanthropic support.

    RISD depends on high-quality facilities to provide the environments, tools, and conditions that activate student learning, enable exploration, and serve as the fundamental framework of an exceptional art and design education. With a deep commitment to studio-based education and to the stewardship of its campus, RISD has identified how it can best energize knowledge, discovery, collaboration, and creation.

    Reporting to the Senior Executive Director of Development, the Senior Planned Giving Officer employs sophisticated relationship skills to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 150 high-potential planned giving (bequests, annuities, trusts, etc.) prospective and current donors, including conducting 150 personal visits annually. The Senior Planned Giving Officer devises personalized engagement plans for each assigned prospective donor, leveraging RISD cultivation opportunities, presenting gift opportunity proposals that may include cash and creative giving vehicles, speak to a donor’s philanthropic goals, and support the mission and goals of the College. In addition, s/he serves as an educational and consultative resource aiding Philanthropy Officers, RISD executives, and volunteers in executing planned giving techniques and strategies for their assigned prospects, as appropriate.

    Candidates who approach their advancement careers with a spirit of innovation, entrepreneurialism, and creativity will thrive in RISD’s fast-paced, collaborative, and ambitious culture.

    To apply or to refer qualified candidates, please contact Lisa Vuona, Vice President, Lindauer, at http://bit.ly/RISDSPGO

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  • Associate, Foundations, Development
     
    Organization

    Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

    For more information about Ceres, please visit our website (www.ceres.org).

    Position Description

    The Associate position on Ceres’ Foundation Team is a strong fit for a highly motivated candidate interested in working in a mission-driven, dynamic and fast-moving organization that has been recognized as one of the most effective environmental NGOs in the world. The position has significant growth potential with opportunities for increasing responsibility over time. The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical, writing, editing, and verbal communication skills, be a fast learner, and able to manage challenging and competing deadlines. The Associate will be an integral part of a six-person team that manages a large portfolio of foundation funders and prospective funders. The Associate will report to the Senior Manager of Foundation Development.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following.

    • Provide support to senior members of the Foundation Team including:
      • Assist Foundation Team members and program staff in preparing and submitting letters of inquiry and proposals across select program areas;
      • Research potential foundation funders and evaluate fit with Ceres’ programs.
      • Support communication of breaking news, key successes, and timely invitations to events to advance foundation relationships:
      • Schedule internal meetings with program staff and external meetings with foundations;
      • Participate in internal and external meetings to capture key points and next steps through writing and distributing notes.
    • Support project management and writing activities to ensure timely creation of foundation reports that clearly articulate the activities, outcomes and impact of select Ceres’ programs (Climate & Energy Policy, others TBD) achieved with the foundation grant award:
      • Work closely with senior foundation staff and staff of select programs to track, assess and document progress towards programmatic goals;
      • Process grant agreements and draft thank you letters, and update Salesforce with reporting deadlines;
      • Track, manage and meet foundation reporting deadlines to assure compliance with funder reporting requirements;
      • Provide program and finance team staff with appropriate advance notice of proposal and reporting deadlines and follow up to ensure requested materials are produced in a timely manner;
      • Coordinate implementation of email blasts to funders with direction from senior members of the Foundation Team, using Salesforce.
    • Manage the Foundation Team’s contact records in Salesforce database, running reports and analyzing results (e.g., for foundation email blasts and foundation RSVPs to events).
    • Work with colleagues on Foundation and Communications teams to capture “best press” and other evidence of Ceres’ impact.
    • Coordinate support for Ceres’ senior directors and executive’s development efforts, including:
      • Track travel schedules of senior directors and executives to identify opportunities for donor visits;
      • Join calls with Ceres senior program and executive staff to take notes and assist with timely follow up; and
      • Coordinate preparation of briefing materials for meetings with foundation funders and prospects.
    • Participate in the creation of the Foundation Team’s annual workplan, critical to Ceres’ growth.
    • Assist with planning and logistics for the Ceres annual conference program and other events.
    • Oversee special projects as assigned by the Senior Manager, Foundation Development.

    Requirements

    • Strong writing and editing skills with demonstrated interest and aptitude in persuasive writing;
    • Two to three years of work experience, in an office setting.
    • One or more years of experience in a relevant field such as foundation fundraising/development desired;
    • Excellent organizational abilities; demonstrated capacity to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, take precise notes, and work well in a fast-paced environment;
    • Knowledge of standard development practices and techniques, proposal writing, and prospect research. Experience in writing grant proposals is a strong plus;
    • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively;
    • Passion for climate change, environmental and/or sustainability issues.
    • Demonstrated interest in environmental and sustainability issues, a plus.
    • Comfortable working with different personalities and people.
    • Proficient using database systems, word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and e-mail computer applications (Salesforce, Google Suite, and MS Office Suite).

    How to Apply

    We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying: www.ceres.org.  Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.  Please apply through the Ceres website, https://www.ceres.org/about-us/career-opportunities.

    Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.

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  • RISD Fund Officer

    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

    Job Summary

    Rhode Island School of Design seeks a talented professional to join the Office of Institutional Engagement. The RISD Fund Officer employs customer relationship management skills to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing donors in support of the RISD Fund which encourages unrestricted and designated, current use gifts. Concentrating efforts on securing annual gifts from alumni, parents, and friends, the RISD Fund Officer develops an annual plan to cultivate and solicit a portfolio of 150 prospective and current donors for membership in the 1877 Society ($2,500 or more) and Parents’ Council ($5,000 or more). Conducting at least 150 personal visits annually, this position creates personalized engagement plans for each assigned prospect and works collaboratively with the Alumni Relations team in leveraging Alumni Association and with the Executive Director, RISD Fund for 1877 Society and Parents’ Council cultivation opportunities to engage and steward donors. The RISD Fund Officer also plays a vital role in building the pipeline for the College by assessing the giving capacity and philanthropic interests of assigned individuals and recommending those with major gift capacity ($100,000 or more) for assignment to Philanthropy Officers who will cultivate these donors for multi-year commitments.

    Essential Functions 

    • Responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of assigned prospective donors through face-to-face visits, engagement events, and other means. Tasked with personally executing solicitations and closing gifts to secure annual leadership gifts of $2,500 or more for unrestricted and designated, current use purposes.
    • Manage and maintain a portfolio of 150 prospective and current donors.
    • Develop and execute an annual solicitation plan for submitted proposals and gift closures providing gift projections of commitments.
    • Maintain a rigorous schedule of personal contacts with assigned prospects, creating moves management plans related to them that include strategies of engagement and solicitations.
    • Collaborate with the Alumni Relations team and Executive Director, RISD Fund to leverage appropriate Alumni Association, 1877 Society, and Parents’ Council events and volunteer opportunities for select prospective and current donors.

    Knowledge/Skills/Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • One or more years of fundraising (or related sales) experience devising and executing face-to-face solicitations.
    • Proven ability to communicate and present persuasively, build relationships and influence others.
    • Strong organizational and database skills.

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