Development Manager, Building Bridges with Music

Job Title

Development Manager

Organization

Building Bridges with Music

About the Position

This full-time, salaried position at Building Bridges with Music will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing fundraising efforts focused on annual giving, grants, donor communication, and special events. The Development Manager reports directly to the founder & Artistic Director and will receive additional guidance and input from the Board of Directors. Building Bridges with Music presents programs in public schools, community centers, and the greater community that use the universal language of music to open hearts and minds to an interactive discussion promoting open-mindedness, understanding, respect and peaceful living thereby addressing the root causes of bullying, prejudice, hatred, and violence. Building Bridges with Music is in a growth phase and is seeking an experienced candidate for this position who is passionate about the mission and motivated to lead, build and nurture meaningful relationships with donors, and expand the impact of the organization.

Compensation and Benefits

  • This is a full-time position with an annual salary range of $45,000 – $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Two weeks paid vacation.
  • A board-approved stipend to support the cost of health care benefits.

Job Duties

Position Responsibilities

  1. Manage the annual giving program, including mailings and annual fundraising campaigns.
  2. Meet with existing and prospective donors and supporters on a routine basis to build and nurture relationships with them.
  3. Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  4. Coordinate and host fundraising events. These events will frequently occur in the evenings, and/or on weekends.
  5. Travel, in and out of Michigan, to host events, meet with donors, participate in concerts, and present at conferences.
  6. Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Building Bridges with Music with the community.
  7. Plan and manage donor-focused communication activities, and develop web-based, print, email, and social media content and materials in order to effectively build and nurture relationships.
  8. Manage donor acknowledgement and recognition programs.
  9. Work closely with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors.
  10. Provide staff support for Board Development Committee meetings.
  11. Manage and oversee fundraising database.
  12. Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising team members, including staff and volunteers.
  13. Oversee and manage relationships with vendors related to job responsibilities.
  14. Perform other related duties as requested.

Requirements

Basic Qualifications

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • Five to seven years of professional fundraising experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Event planning and management experience.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Experience using CRMs or fundraising databases.
  • The position will be based in Traverse City, MI with moderate amounts of future in-state and out-of-state travel expected. The board is open to considering applications from individuals who wish to work remotely from other areas in Michigan.

Preferred Qualifications

The Development Manager will work independently on a day-to-day basis and will communicate founder/Artistic Director and volunteer board of directors on a weekly basis. Among the personal qualities we seek in successful candidates:

  • Strong commitment to Building Bridges with Music’s mission and programs;
  • Strong interpersonal communication and teamwork skills;
  • Proven ability to organize multiple projects simultaneously with keen attention to detail, deadlines, and objectives;
  • Self-directed working approach and initiative;
  • Spirit of an engaged relationship-builder;
  • Professional and pleasant demeanor; and
  • Sense of humor and positive outlook.

How to Apply

Application Procedure

About the Organization

Organization Overview

Building Bridges with Music presents programs in public schools, community centers, and the greater community that use the universal language of music to open hearts and minds to an interactive discussion promoting open-mindedness, understanding, respect and peaceful living thereby addressing the root causes of bullying, prejudice, hatred, and violence. Our workshops ask everyone to examine our thoughts, words, and attitudes about people, especially people we perceive to be different than ourselves. Changing our preconceptions and attitudes begins with self-awareness followed by a lot of practice. We challenge everyone to start practicing in order to become “upstanders” and part of the solution, rather than bystanders and part of the problem.

Organization Address

P.O. Box 1225

Traverse City, MI 49685

Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator, Inner City Christian Federation

Job Title

Volunteer and Stewardship Coordinator

Organization

Inner City Christian Federation

About the Position

Department: Administration

Reports To: Vice President of Advancement

FLSA Status: Exempt

SUMMARY

Assists in the advancement of the mission of the Inner City Christian Federation through partnership building among private individuals, churches, and businesses with the development and coordination of a volunteer program that will be used in all departments.

Job Duties

Volunteer Management

  • Manage the volunteer program for the entire organization
  • Develop and maintain volunteer opportunities: Communicate with staff about volunteer possibilities, coordinate with staff to utilize individual volunteers and groups, serve as liaison between volunteer(s) and staff.
  • Lead and/or arrange for volunteer orientation, training and supervision, schedule all volunteer activity
  • Coordinate with ICCF Facilities Manager to identify volunteer opportunities on homes under construction and/or renovation as well as to maintenance opportunities with ICCF rental properties.
  • Supervise work sites in cooperation with the Volunteer Construction Supervisor to ensure that all work being performed by volunteers is of high quality and consistent with the approved work plan.
  • Administer record keeping of volunteer files, hours, recognition, etc.
  • Recruit, screen/interview, and place volunteers and interns
  • Participate in volunteer recruitment events, connect with individuals and groups from schools, colleges, corporations, churches and other to ensure a good fit of volunteer placement and positive experience for both ICCF and the volunteers. 
  • Thank volunteers and run volunteer appreciation event, and gather feedback from volunteers about their experience. 

Volunteer Infrastructure

  • Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures and manuals.
  • Train staff in volunteer policies and procedures, create volunteer forms (applications, sign-up and sign-in sheets), record volunteer hours
  • Continuously improve volunteer program.

Stewardship

  • Supports with Advancement Assistant and serves as a back-up for gift processing, documentation, and acknowledgments;
  • Oversee in-kind donations:  coordinate with ICCF staff about needs, record donations, enter donations into database.  Assist Advancement Assistant with in-kind donations drives (Ada Bible 3x/year, corporate drives)—surveying needs, organizing department donations, thanking donors.
  • Support Advancement team and committees (gala, thank-a-thons, hospitality etc) by devising agendas, refining meeting materials, follow up details, and action items;
  • Work closely with Annual Fund Manager and churches on the Community Homes Initiative program; assisting with monthly reports on financial and in-kind donations and thank you presentations. 
  • Work closely with Advancement Assistant and event planners on donor events, helping to setup and prepare materials for participants (check-in materials, name tags, etc.)
  • Identify, engage, and manage volunteers to support advancement operations and events.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                               

This job has no supervisory responsibilities at this time.

Requirements

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education

Bachelor degree required

Experience

3 to 5 years of experience working in a non-profit setting managing and directing volunteers.

Competencies             

  • Strong leadership, organizational, and communication skills
  • Must be able to effectively interact with a diverse populations from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Well versed in computer programs, Microsoft Office a must and Raiser’s Edge and Volunteer Hub a plus
  • Experience as a volunteer
  • Skill in preparing written reports and presentations.
  • Solid writing and presentation ability.
  • Ability to empower and motivate others
  • Professional demeanor, flexible and able to respond to multiple demands.
  • Possesses skills in project and time management
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems, analyze systems and data, and make suggestions for improvement.

Reasoning Ability                                                     

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Michigan Driver’s License

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

How to Apply

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@iccf.org

About the Organization

Founded in 1974 the Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) is the oldest nonprofit affordable housing developer in Michigan. We envision vibrate communities in West Michigan with connected neighbors, housing justice and abundant opportunity. ICCF serves over 2,000 low and moderate income individuals and families each year with affordable housing options and related services. Our mission– Equitable Opportunity, Affordable Homes, Thriving Neighborhoods. We hope you join us in our mission to serve our community!

ICCF is an EOE employer.

Donor Relationship Manager, Resonate Global

Job Title

Donor Relationship Manager

Organization

Resonate Global

About the Position

Resonate Global Mission has a full-time (40 Hrs/wk) position opening for Donor Relationship Manager working remotely in the Central, Mountain or Pacific Time Zones out of a home office. The position will Develop relationships and implement a strategy with existing and potential donors that will increase financial support and resources, engage current constituents and cultivate potential donors in support of the ministry.

Job Duties

1. Develop stewardship-focused relationships with a portfolio of individuals, churches, and foundations to engage support for the ministry.
2. Develop and implement a donor strategy for assigned area, working with others as appropriate.
3. Strengthen and expand the financial support, including major gifts, from assigned individuals, churches and foundations.
4. Cultivate long-term relationships with donors so planned giving commitments to the agency increase annually.
5. Represent the agency at churches, classis meetings, and other events, as needed.
6. Significant travel within assigned regions for in-person visits, relationship building, donor appreciation and fundraising events.
7. Maintain accurate records in appropriate database(s) (e.g. constituent interactions) which support the development of donor relationships.
8. Assist with planning strategy, goals and fundraising targets.
9. Track expenses and maintain regular expense reports, as requested.
10. Assist with prospect research and/or proposal writing, as assigned.
11. Work with colleagues to develop support networks in their assigned area, as requested.
12. A commitment to maintaining best practices through ongoing professional development.
13. All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Supervisor Responsibilities: None.

Category: Advancement/Development.

US Starting Rate: $68,888.00/Yr.

Requirements

Qualifications

1. Professing membership in a Christian Reformed congregation, or of a church in ecclesiastical fellowship with the CRCNA, and agreement with the doctrine of the church signified by signing a covenant statement.
2. Demonstrated ability to encourage and inspire individuals to support ministry.
3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
4. Proven ability to be self-motivated, work independently with minimal direction and collaboratively within a team environment.
5. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and external contacts.
6. Proven ability to plan and organize tasks and responsibilities including multitasking, setting priorities and meeting deadlines.
7. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality.
8. Demonstrated proficiency in commonly used computer applications, internet research and constituent relationship management tools.

Education and/or Experience

1. Bachelor’s degree is preferred, in a related field such as business, marketing & communications or non profit management and/or equivalent work experience.
2. Demonstrated experience and success in fundraising or business

Physical Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

– Regular travel throughout the assigned region

How to Apply

To apply complete an on-line application, submitting a current cover letter and resume indicating your interest by Friday July 17, 2020. Questions: Teresa Jones: tjones@crcna.org

Official posting: https://careers-crcna.icims.com/jobs/1371/donor-relationship-manager%2c-resonate-global/job?mobile=false&width=1080&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Annual Fund Manager, Inner City Christian Federation

Job Title

Annual Fund Manager

Organization

Inner City Christian Federation

About the Position

Summary: The Annual Fund Manager will be responsible for advancing the vision and mission of the Inner City Christian Federation through effective fundraising.  This individual will be expected to cultivate, retain and upgrade current donors as well as connect our organization through prospecting with new donors.    

Department: Administration

Reports To: Vice President of Advancement

FLSA Status: Exempt

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage annual fundraising for the Inner City Christian Federation specifically working with individual mid-level donors, corporations, churches and community groups. Increase annual giving by utilizing various strategies and tools including but not limited to semi-annual appeals, corporate sponsorships, monthly giving club, direct mailings, and third party events.
  • Manages the preparation, information gathering, writing, editing and publishing of all solicitation mailings including but not limited to: annual campaign solicitation letters and newsletters in collaboration with the Advancement Assistant and the VP of Advancement
  • Manages individual and corporate gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, including semi-annual analysis of donor attrition, retention, and tactics.
  • Assist with all fundraising events such as gala, lunch and learns, golf outings, dine outs etc.
  • Works with communication team on developing and reviewing social media strategies. 
  • Works with Volunteer Coordinator on the cultivation of volunteer groups – some non-traditional hours per month sharing the mission of the ICCF (nights/weekends).
  • Works collaboratively with the Advancement Assistant and Stewardship Coordinator with donor recognition programs and thank you process.
  • Works to establish strategy for giving groups including but not limited to Families First Giving Club, United Way donors, employee giving groups
  • Works with Advancement Assistant to pull data reports from database system and prepare reports for VP of Advancement , Board of Directors and President/CEO  
  • Works with VP of Advancement to establish strategy to meet annual fund goals for the organization.
  • Works with Fund Development Committee and VP of Advancement on donor development.
  • Supervises interns as needed.
  • Attend weekly Advancement planning meetings and monthly development department meetings.
  • Assist with the preparation of the Annual Report in collaboration with VP of Finance, VP of Advancement and President/CEO.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities at this time.

Requirements

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education

Bachelor degree required, CFRE a plus

Experience

3 to 5 years of experience working in the non-profit sector as a fundraiser.

Knowledge of fund development principles and public relations.

Competencies             

  • Strong organizational, administration, telephone and interpersonal communication skills, detail and “big picture” oriented.
  • Must be able to effectively interact with a diverse populations from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Well versed in computer programs, Microsoft Office a must and Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Skill in preparing written reports and presentations.
  • Solid writing, editing and presentation ability.
  • Professional demeanor, flexible and able to respond to multiple demands.
  • Able and willing to take responsibility.
  • Be organized with the ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing work environment
  • Possesses skills in project and time management
  • Can work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve problems, analyze systems and data, and make suggestions for improvement.

Reasoning Ability                                                      

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Michigan Driver’s License

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

How to Apply

To Apply:  Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@iccf.org

About the Organization

Founded in 1974 the Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) is the oldest nonprofit affordable housing developer in Michigan. We envision vibrate communities in West Michigan with connected neighbors, housing justice and abundant opportunity. ICCF serves over 2,000 low and moderate income individuals and families each year with affordable housing options and related services. Our mission– Equitable Opportunity, Affordable Homes, Thriving Neighborhoods. We hope you join us in our mission to serve our community!

ICCF is an EOE employer.

Director of Corporate and Foundation Development, Hope Network

Job Title

Director of Corporate and Foundation Development

Organization

Hope Network

About the Position

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Development is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: Under the supervision of the Foundation Executive Director, manages the development and execution of annual fundraising plans to secure increased funding from corporate, foundation, government, and other organization sources in support of Hope Network’s mission. 

Writing, strategic thinking and planning, compliance reporting, and maintaining contacts and frequent correspondence with funding sources are all required. Work involves a high degree of contact with corporate and philanthropic leaders, government leaders and their staff. Also involves a high degree of interdepartmental communications, team effort and supervision of contracted employees. A very high level of professionalism is required in all aspects of the job.

Cultivates and manages relationships with corporate and foundation donors and prospects. Directs identification, qualification, strategy development, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects.  Responsible for designing, planning, developing and implementing private and public sector fundraising plans and strategies to support annual operating and campaign needs.  Private sector donor segments include corporations (grants, gifts and sponsorship) and foundations.  

Location: US-MI-Cascade Township

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Shift: 1st

Hours per week: 40

Department: Advancement

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned. 

1. In conjunction with the Executive Director and other development staff across the State, oversees the stewardship of corporate and foundation donors, including sharing volunteer opportunities, invitations to events and positioning them to be solicited again in the future.  

2. Researches specific background information on corporate, foundation and government funding sources and grant opportunities.

3. Develops and implements solicitation strategies for current and prospective corporate and foundation donors.

4. Primary fundraising priorities include: capital construction projects, behavioral/mental health services, Michigan Education Corps, neuro rehabilitation, housing and community development, transportation, and workforce development.  

5. Works with the development team, service line leaders and their staff to develop proposals and ensure timely and accurate submission and reporting to funders.

6. Works within the organization to ensure that gifts are used in compliance with donor requirements.  

7. Cultivates new corporate and foundation donors for leadership giving programs.

8. Manages and supports all grant writing activities for Hope Network and its related programs.

9. Identifies and coordinates any additional staff or contracted grant writing services.

10. Leads and accomplishes overall responsibilities of proposal, project and compliance activities.

11. Leads, advises or assists service line leaders and respective program managers regarding grant administration and reporting requirements.

12. Conducts tours and makes presentations about Hope Network and its programs.

13. Develops and manages a budget to support the activities necessary to grow corporate, foundation and government support.

14. Maintains regular contact with federal, state, and local officials as well as foundation and corporate officials, and representatives through meetings and other actions.

15. Oversees supervision, training, development, and performance of grant writing colleagues and consultants.

16. Performs related duties as assigned.

Requirements

Educational / Talent Requirements:

1. Bachelor degree in English, Communications, Public Relations, Public Policy or a related discipline. Masters preferred.

2. Skilled in verbal and written communications, including proposal writing.  

3. Experienced with non-profit programs and issues.  Familiarity with public housing, workforce development, early childhood education, behavioral/mental health and veteran’s issues is ideal.  

4. A minimum of five (5) or more years of development experience including successful solicitation of major gifts of at least $100,000 from corporate, foundation, and governmental donors.

5. Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record as it relates to Hope Network policy. 

Work Experience Requirements:

1. Strong commitment to social justice, community health and other goals and values of Hope Network.

2. Strong oral and written communication skills.

3. High level of analytical ability

4. Collaborative work style

5. Creative, out-of-the-box thinker

6. High degree of professionalism required

7. Proficient in Word, Excel, fundraising software such as Raiser’s Edge, and research tools 

8. Highly organized and able to both work and supervise the work of others independently and under substantial pressure from deadlines and conflicting priorities.

9. Proven grant writing skills.

How to Apply

To apply online, follow this link:

https://careers-hopenetwork.icims.com/jobs/12884/director-of-corporate-and-foundation-development-%28019%29/job

About the Organization

Hope Network is one of Michigan’s largest non-profit organizations. We have a rich history of providing support to individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries, mental illness, and developmental disabilities. We strive to help individuals achieve a greater level of independence through Specialty Health and Community Services. Hope Network provides services geared towards the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the individuals that we serve. In Christian service, Hope Network empowers people to overcome challenges to achieve their highest level of independence.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability