Director of Donor Relations, CURE International

Job Title

Director of Donor Relations

Organization

CURE International

About the Position

Job Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Salary- Negotiable

Start- ASAP (Preferable 2-4 weeks)

Have you created and executed fundraising programs with a successful track record of leading a team in advancing the overall fundraising efforts of an organization? Do you want to work with a team of people where you know each day you are making a difference in the life of a child? CURE might just be the place for you!

POSITION SUMMARY

CURE is seeking candidates for a Director Of Donor Relations based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Director of Donor Relations plays a key role in the strategic management of CURE’S relationship with its top donors. They will oversee all donor relations priorities within the Office of Advancement and work with all members of the Advancement team to envision and execute comprehensive donor relations and stewardship activities and programs that foster long-standing and successful relationships between CURE and its donors.

The Director of Donor Relations provides leadership, accountability, and mentoring to CURE’s Donor Relations officers in the identification, qualification, fine-tuned strategic engagement, solicitation, and highly personalized stewardship of prospects and donors. The Director of Donor Relations will establish and refine standards for management, key performance indicators, and fundraising best practices that encourage the highest levels of personal integrity and professionalism in all interactions with current and prospective donors.

Job Duties

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Portfolio management and execution of strategies related to individual, family foundation, corporate prospects, and donors at the $10,000 and up gift capacity.
  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit prospects capable of making major gifts to CURE. Build and manage an active portfolio of prospect donor relationships.
  • Maintain high-quality, long-term relationships with past and potential donors that maximize their capacity to provide financial support to the CURE Network of hospitals, projects, and programs. Exceed annual productivity goals, including meaningful moves/substantive contacts, major gift proposals, gifts, and new pledges.
  • Manage and develop an effective team: Providing effective communication, leadership by example, guidance, and resources. Evaluates staff performance regularly and in concert with the Chief Advancement Officer, determines merit increases, promotions, and disciplinary actions. Determines staff qualifications and competency: assists with recruitment, and selection of new staff hires. Responsible for training, orienting, and mentoring new and existing staff. Establishes a set of standards and expectations to measure team and individual performance.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage people effectively in a complex, multi-tasked organization; plan strategically; interact effectively with high-level administrators, clinical staff, and volunteers. Work collaboratively and efficiently with all members of the Philanthropy team. Serves as a point person for the Chief Advancement Officer, for major gift projects and staff initiatives.
  • Help train, educate doctors, and clinical & research leaders on fundraising policies and practices. Strengthen the overall engagement with leadership, faculty, department heads, and members of the staff, developing a culture of philanthropy and building natural partners.
  • Acknowledge and steward all major gifts in assigned region/portfolio, and work with the team to recognize, qualify, and cultivate underperforming donors of high capacity.
  • Participate in ongoing education and experiences relating to the CURE network through weekly team calls, weekly MSC devotions and co-worker meetings, semi-annual development summits, and other opportunities for connecting with broader team members.
  • Build a culture of accountability, transparency, and performance by leveraging Salesforce to manage donor interactions and update development-related information to each account profile.
  • Provide day-to-day management and coaching of all assigned team members.
  • Grow the estate planning capabilities and engagement for CURE.
  • Collaborate as a part of the core Advancement leadership team, working closely with the Chief Advancement Officer.
  • Give specific attention to the President’s Weekend event by participating in the weekly planning and strategic development of this key event.
  • Facilitate international major donor trips to the field for appropriate capacity donors.
  • Generate innovative and creative engagement, solicitation, and acquisition strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned by the President and CEO.

Requirements

CORE COMPETENCIES/SKILLS/EDUCATION NEEDED

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, master’s preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in major gift development or fund development.
  • Experience in managing effective teams, engaging constituencies, and working with volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage CRM for personal and team use.
  • Spiritual maturity and Professional demeanor.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public communication skills.
  • Commitment to understanding CURE International’s current ministry and history.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities: Able to assume a role of authority as necessary; advocate new ideas, even when risk is involved; set an example for co-workers; delegate responsibility and empower direct reports to make decisions; provide constructive feedback to others.
  • Relationship Management – Able to develop rapport with others and recognize their concerns and feelings; build and maintain long term-associations based on trust; help others.
  • Decision Making & Problem-Solving – Able to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues; able to use reason, even when dealing with emotional topics; review facts and weigh options.

How to Apply

To apply, visit our job page: https://cure.applytojob.com/apply/eIykYmr4rK

For more information or questions, please contact hr@cure.org or Lola Raji lola.raji@cureinternational.org

About the Organization

ABOUT CURE INTERNATIONAL

CURE International is a Christian nonprofit organization that operates a global network of pediatric surgical hospitals that serve children with disabilities. Patients at CURE children’s hospitals suffer from conditions that can limit mobility, opportunities for education, and employment such as cleft lip/palate, neglected clubfoot, bowed legs, burn contractures, spina bifida, or conditions that are life-threatening such as brain tumors and hydrocephalus. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE intentionally ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities. Since its inception in 1996, CURE has conducted more than 5 million patient visits.

Development Coordinator, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Job Title

Development Coordinator

Organization

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

About the Position

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp seeks applicants for Development Coordinator in the administrative offices at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. This full-time position coordinates with Blue Lake’s Director of Finance and Development to create, execute, and maintain fundraising initiatives for the three divisions of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.

Blue Lake seeks to fill the Development Coordinator position immediately, with a start date to commence in March 2021. The position includes a fulltime salary and the following benefits: fully employer-funded health care, life insurance, pension, paid vacation and sick time, and optional employee funded 401-k investment plans.

Job Duties

The Development Coordinator works to complete a range of responsibilities, such as:

  • Designing and implementing fundraising initiatives
  • Cultivating and maintaining community, donor, and alumni connections
  • Assisting with identifying grant opportunities and preparing applications
  • Processing donations and specialized scholarships
  • Maintaining records, reports, and statistics

Requirements

The ideal candidate for this position will bring previous experience in development, grant writing and reporting, administrative work, as well as strong organizational and interpersonal skills. A background in a variety of software platforms is preferred, and extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required. Interest and familiarity in the arts, education, and the role of arts institutions within our community is preferred. Must be willing to work non-traditional hours during peak season.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé, three professional references, and writing sample and/or samples of work to:

Andy Lofgren, Director of Finance & Development

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

300 East Crystal Lake Road

Twin Lake, Michigan 49457

alofgren@bluelake.org

A formal application and background checks will be required as a part of the interview process.

About the Organization

Located in Muskegon County in West Michigan, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Inc. is a well-established, nationally recognized non-profit organization comprised of three major divisions, including a summer school of the arts, an international exchange program, and a classical and jazz public radio station. In operation for 55 years, Blue Lake annually serves 7,000 students and families, 35,000 radio listeners, and countless concert goers as a part of its mission to further arts education for all.

Gift Processing Specialist, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Job Title

Gift Processing Specialist

Organization

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

About the Position

Position Summary:  The Gift Processing Specialist works closely with the Philanthropy and Membership team, and the Accounting Department. The position is responsible for processing gifts and payments, preparing acknowledgements/receipts/pledge reminders, administering Corporate Partner benefit fulfillment, running various financial reports, updating the Raiser’s Edge database, and managing the hardcopy filing system.

Department: Philanthropy

Supervisor: Director of Philanthropy and Membership

Pay Type: Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt

Job Duties

Essential Functions:

  • Accurately record all gifts, pledges, and payments in Raiser’s Edge database.
  • Run acknowledgement letters/receipts in a timely fashion.
  • Send pledge reminders/invoices on a monthly or as-needed basis
  • Maintain/Update Raiser’s Edge database, adhering to organization’s data processing procedures.
  • Maintain electronic and hard-copy donor files
  • Provide appropriate recognition and benefit fulfillment for corporate and individual donors.
  • Produce accurate and timely queries, reports, and donor lists as scheduled or needed.
  • Undertake special assignments for the Director of Philanthropy & Membership and/or other departments.
  • Participate as a team member in Philanthropy and Membership programs and events.
  • Assist Membership Department with data input, projects and events as needed.
  • Serve as Philanthropy Project Coordinator back-up for sick days and vacations.

Requirements

Organizational Expectations:

  • Embrace the fact we are a non-profit institution that serves the public and that you will work with a broad and diverse group of employees, volunteers, members, and guests
  • A flexible and collaborative culture is important. Other duties may be assigned within the department as well as across the organization.

Education & Qualifications:

Education: Associates degree or equivalent work experience, preferably in a philanthropy office

Experience: Strong working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Windows software preferred; Skills/Knowledge/Licenses: Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, manage time, work with a team, and openly communicate with others

Working Conditions:

Regular office environment; occasional assignment to off-shift duties. Requires ability to operate computer other office equipment, plus mobility in office, grounds, and exhibition areas. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 25 pounds occasionally.

How to Apply

If you are interested in working for one of West Michigan’s premier cultural institutions with a highly  motivated team…send your cover letter and resume to hr@meijergardens.org or apply online at http://www.meijergardens.org/contact/careers/

About the Organization

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      All candidates are required to submit to our background and drug screening process.

On-Call Foundation Relations Coordinator, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Job Title

On-Call Foundation Relations Coordinator

Organization

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

About the Position

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting an On-Call Foundation Relations Coordinator within the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.  Responsible to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from regional, state-wide and national foundations. Will identify, research and initiate contact with foundation representatives to develop opportunities for submitting applications for support of the mission and programs of WMed. Works with WMed administrative staff to prepare proposals and applications for foundation funding of WMed strategic priorities. Prepares a listing of top 100, top 50 and top 25 foundations with funding interests that match programmatic activity of the medical school. The Coordinator will document all their research and interactions with foundation representatives in the WMed Salesforce database system.

Job Duties

Essential Duties:

  • Research and prepares a list of top foundation prospects for WMed.
  • On a weekly basis initiate telephone, e-mail and in-person contacts with foundation representatives to connect them with WMed.
  • Actively pursues the preparation of foundation applications for support for WMed.
  • Use Salesforce database system to build network of foundation contacts.
  • On a monthly basis submits applications for foundation support for WMed.
  • Use Salesforce database system to record applications for support.
  • Prepare outcome reports for all Foundation funded projects.
  • Prepare stewardship reports and activities to recognize foundations for their financial support of WMed.
  • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time-sensitive projects.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience with non-profit organizations, fundraising organizations, or business organizations.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong in-person, telephone and small group presentation skills.
  • Prior experience in preparing and submitting applications for foundation support preferred.
  • Experience preparing program and project budgets, annual impact reports, and statements of foundation-funded outcomes a plus.
  • Prior experience using database systems, especially Salesforce, are preferred.
  • Demonstrates the ability to recognize priorities in organization of work flow.
  • Able to perform duties independently, with a minimal need for direct supervision.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should apply online at https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1634/job. All other open positions are located on our main website at www.med.wmich.edu

About the Organization

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.

Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Executive Director, The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts (The Acorn)

Job Title

Executive Director

Organization

The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts (The Acorn)

About the Position

The Acorn seeks an experienced and influential accomplished leader as its next Executive Director. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated business acumen and a passion for the arts and embody that passion when sharing the story of The Acorn with key stakeholders. Forward-looking and innovative, this individual will bring a fresh perspective to attract new audiences with diverse offerings. With strong interpersonal and communication skills, this executive will be comfortable engaging with a variety of people. The Executive Director will leverage The Acorn’s networks and establish new partnerships to obtain support and achieve results.

This position offers a competitive market-based salary commensurate with experience. Benefits and relocation are negotiable.

Requirements

Specific Requirements Include:

  • Knowledge of new trends and ideas in the performing arts, or the ability to identify trends, analyze impacts and apply to current situations; demonstrated experience collaborating with resident companies, agents and promoters.
  • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of volunteers, public leadership, partner organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Expertise in creating multidisciplinary seasons for diverse audiences.
  • Track record in financial management, stewardship, and developing strategies to successfully increase earned and contributed revenue.
  • A minimum of seven years of progressive experience in leadership and management, preferably in the nonprofit sector, with documented ability to manage staff and lead teams.

It is desired that the Executive Director live within driving distance of The Acorn.

How to Apply

KEES has been exclusively retained by The Acorn Center for the Performing Arts (The Acorn) in its search for a new Executive Director.

TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/Acorn-ED

To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Kiana Martin, Project Coordinator of KEES. Questions may be addressed to kmartin@kees2success.com

KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams and dynamic leaders. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support. For more information, please visit www.kees2success.com     

About the Organization

The Acorn is the creative and performing arts epicenter of Harbor Country. Located in Three Oaks, Michigan, it draws audiences from Chicago, northern Indiana, and southwest Michigan. The Acorn curates, highlights, and supports local talent while also welcoming renowned performers. Every performance year is filled with a breadth of diverse programming that ensures no two events are alike. In 2021, planning is underway to offer traditional performances, when conditions are safe, and blend in new ways of promoting innovative material and arts programming.

The Acorn is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.

The Acorn’s mission is to offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region. To learn more about The Acorn, please visit http://www.acornlive.org