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Associate Director of Philanthropy

Trust for Public Land
San Francisco, California

The Philanthropy Associate is responsible for supporting California-based fundraisers and all aspects of the philanthropy program in California. This includes assisting the California Director of Philanthropy and other philanthropy staff with donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; donor events, the management of donor tracking in the fundraising database; conducting research on donors and prospects; scheduling meetings, travel, and appointments; and assistance in the production of donor communications.


  • Provide administrative support for the Philanthropy Program, including drafting and producing acknowledgements and letters; coordinating mailings; processing gifts and pledges; creating and maintaining files, calendars, and ongoing reports; and ordering or updating development materials as necessary.
  • Maintain donor contact and gift records in database tracking system, enter data in records, produce gift and contact reports for staff, and write contact summaries.
  • Provide assistance to philanthropy staff with donor cultivation and fundraising events including logistics, invitations, and communications.
  • Schedule internal and external meetings and conference calls, plan logistics for meetings, make travel arrangements, process expenses and provide other standard clerical and organizational functions for philanthropy as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Provide research and solicitation strategy support for the Philanthropy Program, including tracking (and in some cases generating) foundation, corporate, and individual research.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum 3-4 years support experience.
  • Experience with events including fundraising events with clear financial goals a plus.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer proficiency including fluency with the various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Proficiency with complex databases or donor management software a plus.
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems and provide guidance to other departments and field offices.
  • Ability to represent The Trust for Public Land to the general public.
  • Knowledge of conservation and environmental issues a plus.

Application Instructions

Program Director
Found Animals Foundation
Los Angeles, California

Company Mission: The Found Animals Foundation (FAF) is a cutting edge non-profit organization managed by savvy business and science professionals focused on social entrepreneurship. We are a well-funded start-up organization that takes pride in bringing together great minds from diverse backgrounds in our mission to reduce shelter euthanasia in Los Angeles. Our culture and work environment set us apart from traditional non-profit start-ups and inspire our talented team to create innovative ideas and solutions to complex programs and initiatives. Our animal-friendly, creative office suites are located on the west side of Los Angeles.

In 2008, the Foundation announced the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology (MPG) Program, consisting of a $25 million prize and $50 million in competitive research funding in pursuit of a single dose, safe and permanent non-surgical sterilant for cats and dogs. The prize winning product will be taken through regulatory approval and commercialization by the Foundation and distributed to US shelters and international NGO’s.

Job Purpose: The Director of the MPG Program is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing management of the Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology toward discovery of a single dose non-surgical sterilant in dogs and cats. This person establishes outreach plans to biomedical research scientists, coordinates activities of the MPG Scientific Advisory Board in reviewing Letters of Intent and Proposals, and monitors research progress of grantees. The Director of the MPG Program will oversee compliance with procedures for awarding the Michelson Prize, and will coordinate Foundation activities with federal regulation, commercialization and distribution of the successful product. The person in this position reports to the Executive Director of the Foundation, has two staff members reporting to her/him, and works in close collaboration with the MPG Director of Scientific Research, the MPG Scientific Advisory Board, attorneys in the office of the General Counsel, and other staff members of the Foundation.

  • Manage the Michelson Prize & Grants program’s $3 million+ annual budget; coordinate annual strategic planning, weekly and quarterly reporting, and metrics monitoring for the program.
  • Oversee development of marketing materials and website content for the MPG program.
  • Conduct program outreach at national and international scientific meetings; track effectiveness, analyze strategies, and provide recommendations for maximizing the impact of targeted program marketing campaigns to research scientists.
  • Communicate program goals and processes to applicants as they progress through submission, review, and award stages for research funding.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Scientific Research and members of the MPG Scientific Advisory Board to achieve rigorous and consistent Letter of Intent and proposal review, grant oversight, and program infrastructure development.
  • Provide assistance, as requested, to the Foundation’s Office of General Counsel in grant contract negotiations.
  • Monitor grantee compliance with project aims, Foundation Policy for Animals Involved in Research, budget expenditures and appropriate progress reporting for funded grants (20-25 in 2013).
  • Coordinate and participate in site visits to (national or international) laboratories of funded scientists (5-6 in 2013) to verify compliance with project aims, Foundation Policy for Animals Involved in Research, budgetary expenditures and previous progress reports for funded grants.
  • Oversee Michelson Prize application and review processes, including MPG oversight of Foundation-funded verification of research findings as required for Data Package 2 of the Prize application. (No Prize applications have been received as of the first quarter of 2013.)
  • Coordinate (future) regulatory and commercialization processes for the successful non-surgical sterilant product on behalf of the Foundation, with assistance from appropriate members of the Scientific Advisory Board and Foundation staff.
  • Supervise program staff (MPG Program Coordinator, MPG Program Assistant, and volunteers), ensuring efficient and timely completion of duties
  • Benchmark and develop best practices as a model grant program.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills with diverse constituents and demonstrated ability to interact with the academic and/or scientific community.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and analytical skills, including report writing.
  • Experience and demonstrated expertise in project coordination and management.
  • Creativity and a detail-oriented work ethic with demonstrated excellent follow through.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, organized, and to function effectively under stress.
  • Ability to travel (national and international) as needed to promote the MPG program at scientific meetings, to conduct site visits at laboratories of grantee scientists, and to travel as necessary for the Prize regulatory and commercialization processes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software applications with emphasis on MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel
Essential Functions:
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs.
  • Rarely lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in biology or related area required.
  • Four years experience in a related field required.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Master of Science Degree, and/or PhD in reproductive biology or a related field preferred.
  • Experience preferred in areas such as animal reproduction, endocrinology, pharmacology, research quality assurance, toxicology, federal drug regulatory processes, and/or drug commercialization.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary history to: In your cover letter, please highlight aspects of your experience that are relevant for this job and why you are interested in working with this organization.

Applications accepted by Mail:

Human Resources
PO Box 66370
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Job Type: Program
Organization Type: Foundations

Director of Development

Imagination Stage
Bethesda, Maryland

The Development Manager for Individual Giving’s primary responsibility is to expand individual giving for Imagination Stage’s professional theatre, theatre education and outreach programs. This position oversees individual giving programs up to $4,999 and reports to the Development Director. The position is responsible for an annual fundraising target of $175,000 and managing a base of 800+ donors.

Individual Giving
  • Maintain and grow donor/prospect pool to seek and secure individual gifts (primarily $500 - $4,999)
  • Creation of cultivation and stewardship strategies of individual donors
  • Plan, design and implement two annual direct mail appeals
  • Coordinate e-fundraising efforts
  • Manage benefits fulfillment for individual donors
  • Generate donor communications
  • Schedule in-person donor meetings
  • Maintain individual giving website pages
  • Support the Campaign to Secure the Future

  • Attend/take minutes at board and committee meetings
  • Maintain Governance Committee documents
  • Prepare board handbooks and materials for board orientation
Development Department
  • Actively participate in Institutional Development department meetings, activities and events
  • Write newsletter articles
  • Support Development Director and Executive Director, as needed
  • Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred
  • 2 years relevant experience in fundraising
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Excellent organization, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle multiple jobs in a demanding environment
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Some weekend and evening work required
  • Enthusiasm for theatre, children and the arts
Compensation: low $40's + excellent benefits

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to

For a complete job description, please see

Job Type: Development/Fundraising
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

Annual Giving Officer
Citi Performing Arts Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Position Summary: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Annual Giving Officer (AGO) is responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate members, leadership annual fund donors, and major gift prospects for the Colorful Campaign. The AGO will manage a substantial portfolio of annual gift prospects; coordinate stewardship and membership initiatives; engage prospects in cultivation events; assist with prospect research and management; and participate in strategic planning for the membership program, annual fund, gala, and Colorful Campaign. This opportunity is ideal for an experienced front-line fundraiser to build a robust Annual Giving program, deepen relationships in Boston’s philanthropic community, and play a critical role in expanding the development program of one of the most innovative performing arts centers in the country.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree and the ability to use all Microsoft Office programs are required. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, ResearchPoint and LexisNexis are pluses. The ideal individual will possess strong oral communication skills, the ability to write concisely and persuasively, and a talent for manipulating data. He/she should also be a self-starter and have the poise and confidence necessary to work with patrons and donors. He/she should have excellent organizational skills, the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, produce quality work, be detail-oriented, and meet deadlines. Curiosity, creativity, team spirit, and a sense of humor are appreciated. Good judgment, a strong work ethic, discretion, people skills, and the ability to work collaboratively are essential.

About Citi Performing Arts Center: One of the nation’s foremost performing arts institutions, Boston’s iconic “People’s Palace” is a nonprofit community arts center dedicated to providing diverse, high-quality, culturally-relevant performing arts and arts education programming. Anchoring Boston’s Theater District, Citi Center’s historic Wang, Shubert and Emerson Colonial Theatres host a broad spectrum of arts and entertainment, including theatre, opera, classical and popular music, dance, one-night concerts, and Broadway musicals. Partnering with Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Libraries, the Center for Youth and Family, and 300 other neighborhood organizations, Citi Center offers an award-winning education program that serves communities with a diverse mix of workshops, lectures, and community activities. Citi Center champions the arts in the Greater Boston community by aggressively making the arts an integral part of the community’s collective daily experience.

To Apply: Interested candidates should direct their resume and cover letter to Molly Mandeltort, Development Associate, at No phone calls please. Attachments allowed, pdfs preferred.

Job Type: Development/Fundraising
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

Communications Associate

Foundation Center
New York, New York

THE FOUNDATION CENTER is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training we connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Our mission is to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world. Our vision is a world enriched by the effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contributions of nonprofit activity to increasing opportunity and transforming lives.

REPORTS TO: Director of Communications

JOB SUMMARY: Working closely with the organization's marketing and communications team, the Communications Associate will help develop, implement, and monitor innovative strategies to increase the Foundation Center's visibility, effectively communicate about our products and services, enhance our reputation, and contribute to the successful achievement of the organization's goals. The Communications Associate will have an acute understanding of Foundation Center resources, our target audiences, and the nonprofit sector as a whole. The person in this position will work on a wide variety of projects that strengthen both internal and external communications- in print, online, and in person.

  • Communication Strategies: Assist with the development and execution of strategies that promote awareness of the Foundation Center brand, products, and services. Help coordinate activities across multiple channels, including social media and internal communications tools.
  • Media Relations: Assist in fielding and tracking press/media inquiries and news coverage; work closely with communications staff and outside vendor(s) to ensure accurate and timely delivery of quarterly reports; support the production and dissemination of internal and external periodic reports and press coverage lists. Support e-mail and web posting of press releases. Carry out these responsibilities utilizing tools such as Cision, MS Office, and CheetahMail.
  • Communications Materials Development: Assist with the development and maintenance of printed and online collateral, including the annual report, brochures, and select web pages (such as About Us and Press Room). Ensure the material is accurate and proofread, and handle distribution across channels (i.e. e-mail, web site, print, etc.) as required. Help develop and maintain digital press kit. Assist with editing of library newsletters, as needed.
  • Support the organization's digital strategy & emerging media goals/projects by collecting/assessing metrics, executing campaigns, and supporting special projects as required.
  • Support for new strategic organizational initiatives, such as combined federal campaigns, convenings, knowledge services, content-sharing with partners, and the rebranding of specific programs.
  • Support outgoing e-mail communications to the Foundations for Education Excellence (FFEE) community.
  • Maintain communications contacts database and perform custom research for specific outreach campaigns/press releases, as required.
  • Monitor the communications e-mail inbox on a daily basis, handling inquiries, reprint requests, and/or routing requests to internal staff as appropriate.
  • Provide support for select communications-driven special events,
  • Assist with proofreading, copyediting/writing, and fact-checking to ensure that communications materials are accurate, well-written, relevant to their target audience, and aligned with our style guide and brand identity standards.

  • Build trust, value others, communicate effectively, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and proactively, and demonstrate high integrity.
  • Maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet the core values of the organization.

  • BA/BS degree, communications or related field preferred
  • 2-3 years professional experience required; previous experience in the nonprofit sector and/or media relations preferred
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading, administrative/organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience writing for print and web for a variety of audience groups
  • Works effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, - both independently and as part of a team - with minimal supervision
  • Excellent time and project management skills, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work on everyday details with an eye towards long-term strategy
  • Confidence and composure to represent the organization externally - on the phone, online, and at events
  • Experience with PR software and media databases strongly preferred
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office, basic HTML, and social media
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Quark and/or InDesign, Google Apps and Analytics; and popular e-mail service providers (especially CheetahMail) preferred

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

E-mail: (Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.)
Human Resources Manager
Foundation Center
79 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Do not telephone.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

For more information on positions available at the Foundation Center please visit our website:

The Foundation Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Type: Communications
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

Senior Grant Writer
Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, New York

As the nation's 5th largest public library system, Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is committed to providing the borough's 2.6 million residents a vibrant learning environment with access to quality programs, services and resources through a Central Library, 58 neighborhood libraries located within a half mile of every Brooklyn resident, an outstanding Business and Career Library and the new Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons. BPL’s vision is to be a vital center of knowledge for all, accessible 24 hours a day, and a leader in traditional and innovative library services which reflect the diverse and dynamic spirit of the people of Brooklyn.

BPL is currently seeking a full-time Senior Grant Writer to join its 8-member Development team. The Senior Grant Writer will be responsible for writing foundation and government grant proposals and reports in support of a broad range of core library programs and services as well as new initiatives identified in the recently released Strategic Plan. These include early literacy and after-school programs, adult literacy services, resources for jobseekers and entrepreneurs, technology and digital literacy resources, arts and cultural programs, services for older adults and new Americans, and capital projects.

  • Conduct prospect research to identify potential public and private funding sources
  • Synthesize complex information into clear and concise letters of inquiry, grant proposals, funder reports, briefing papers and correspondence
  • Maintain strong communications with program staff and work collaboratively to conceptualize new projects and develop grant proposals
  • Facilitate online grant submissions (e.g.,
  • Develop budget and financial report documents in collaboration with program and fiscal staff
  • Update funder records in database and files
  • Other related duties as required
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MA degree preferred
  • Three to five years grant writing experience
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of NYC funders and state and federal funding sources
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Experience with budget preparation
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills and Raiser’s Edge experience

To Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:


Visit our website: for more information.

Job Type: Grantwriting
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

Project Coordinator, Development
Center for Comprehensive Care
New York, New York

We are seeking an experienced development and communications professional to join our team at one of the nations’ leading HIV centers and community care providers. The ideal candidate will excel at writing, organization and project management. This role will support development and communications operations, working collaboratively with colleagues on proposals, internal and external publications, prospect research and marketing. He or she will execute multiple and diverse projects on deadline and play an essential role in achieving the Center’s mission of outstanding patient-focused care.

What You’d Be Doing:
  • Participate in the writing and prep of grant applications; collect and organize data;
  • Write copy for Center website, newsletters and patient information pieces
  • Participate in donor prospecting, including searches related to foundations, corporations, government and individuals; prepare related reports
  • Prepare donor solicitations, correspondence and acknowledgements
  • Prepare reports, including gift reports, grant tracking; campaign activity; etc.
  • Coordinate Center’s participation and representation on various social network/media venues; write and post updates;
  • Participate and assist in the development, planning of marketing and fundraising campaigns
  • Provide support for meetings; coordinate participation; prepare materials
  • Assist in planning, preparation and production of events, including research of vendors, sponsors and venues; prepare materials (invitations, notices, programs);
  • Coordinate and arrange Center’s participation in community events, fairs, etc.; represent Center at events; arrange/develop materials as needed;
  • Create, maintain and manage data bases related to donors, grants and marketing
  • Create and maintain various lists– press lists, mailing lists, etc.
  • Developing and managing systems and processes necessary for the organization, tracking, planning and executing projects from inception to completion.
What You’ll Need to be Successful:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office (specifically Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and to take initiative
  • Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
  • A passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a growing non-profit organization
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Strong work ethic and require minimal direction

What Would be Nice:
  • Experience working with online content platforms
  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and WordPress.
To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter with salary history to: with subject line: Project Coordinator Development

Job Type: Development/Fundraising
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

Executive Director
PowerPlay NYC
New York, New York

The Executive Director leads, manages, and spearheads the organization’s role as a leading provider of girls’ sports-based youth development services in New York City. The Director, working together with the Board of Directors, staff and volunteers, moves PowerPlay NYC forward in the development and accomplishment of internal and external goals that reflect the organization’s vision, mission, and strategic plan. The Executive Director provides overall leadership for strategy, organizational development, implementation, fundraising and financial oversight.

Major Functions:

  • To implement the strategic goals and objectives of PowerPlay NYC as determined by the Board of Directors in partnership with the Executive Director
  • To give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization’s mission, strategy, annual goals and objectives.
  • To support the Board in fulfilling its governance function.

Major Accountabilities:

1. Fundraising – Implements fundraising planning to create and sustain a diverse funding base. Responsible for researching and cultivating new funding sources, establishing outreach strategies and administering all fundraising efforts geared to individuals, corporations, foundations, and government officials/funders, including appropriate follow-up and preparation of required documentation.

2. Program Delivery – Oversees design, delivery and quality of PowerPlay programs.

3. Human Resource Management – Recruits, manages, inspires, motivates and empowers a strong staff team. Promotes an organizational culture that fosters passion for the mission, cooperation, open and frequent communication, teamwork, and a common organizational vision.

4. Community & Public Relations – Assures the organization and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented in strong, positive images to relevant stakeholders.

5. Financial Management— Ensures that PowerPlay NYC is financially sound. Recommends yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current laws and regulations. Maintains rigorous accountability standards for grant and budget tracking and monitoring. Directs financial activities and makes decisions based on plans and policies developed by the Board of Directors. Oversees/supervises all bookkeeping, accounting and financial activities.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree with a minimum of 5 years work experience, and experience working in the nonprofit sector;
  • Fundraising experience (individual, foundation, corporate, event)
  • Experience in leading a team & managing direct reports;
  • Basic proficiency with standard business software eg., Word, Excel;
  • Powerpoint, Quickbooks & database software

Application Instructions

Interested inquiries should be emailed with resume and cover letter to:

Job Type: Executive
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

Institutional Development Director
Iconic Cultural Arts Institution
New York, New York

COMP: $105-115K

CHALLENGE: Develop and manage a strategic plan for soliciting support from foundations, government agencies and elected officials. Enjoy utilizing your savvy in lobbying NYC government entities. High energy, fast paced and collaborative team environment in a prestigious, world famous fine arts institution.

ROLE: Lead a team of 3 employees, consultants, temps and interns for one of the most visited cultural institutions in NYC-internationally. You offer stellar writing skills and grant writing strength and depth for fine arts.


  • Master of grant writing & development team lead
  • Savvy NYC lobbyist: works with consulting firms on city, state & federal lobbying
  • ID-supervise prospect research:
    • Create diverse portfolio of foundations &
    • Government funding sources

Financial savvy:
  • Monitors revenue projections & financial analyses
  • Thrives in a demanding, upbeat, go-the-extra-mile team environment
  • Proficient using Raiser’s Edge, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

The Director of Institutional Development will report to the Deputy Director, Corporate and Institutional Development, and is responsible for developing and managing a strategic plan for soliciting support from foundations, government agencies and elected officials for exhibitions, educational programming, general operations and capital projects.

  • Identify, cultivate and directly solicit foundation and government funding prospects in conjunction with Deputy Director, Corporate and Institutional Development, senior staff and project directors.
  • Develop detailed and competitive written proposals and project budgets.
  • Identify funding needs and supervise prospect research to create a portfolio of diverse foundation and government funding sources.
  • Coordinate with Deputy Director, Corporate and Institutional Development, the federal, state and city lobbying efforts with consulting firms engaged by the institution.
  • Supervise tracking of RFPs and other publicized funding opportunities.
  • Develop and continually monitor revenue projections and financial analyses.
  • Ensure compliance with foundation and government funding regulations.
  • Collaborate with Corporate and Individual Development staffs on joint funding projects.
  • Keep abreast of institution programming through ongoing contact with education, exhibition and administrative staff.
  • Provide essential leadership and guidance for team members to maximize productivity, set performance standards and evaluate performance, and implement professional development opportunities.

To Apply: Send resume that includes quantified grant writing & grant team leading achievements to:

Jill PreJean
Executive Recruiter, Direct Hire
515 Madison Avenue, Suite 1100 New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-546-9091

Job Type: Development/Fundraising
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

Director, Capital Punishment Project
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Durham, North Carolina

For more than 92 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLUF), has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country’s largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society. The Capital Punishment Project (CPP) of the American Civil Liberties Union is seeking applicants for a full-time Project Director to work in its Durham, North Carolina office. The effective hire date will be on or about October 1, 2013.

OVERVIEW: The Capital Punishment Project is part of the ACLU’s Center for Justice, which is leading the ACLU’s effort to transform our nation’s criminal justice system and end mass incarceration. The Center works to ensure that our criminal justice system is effective, fair, and free of racial bias; that conditions of confinement are humane and constitutional; and that the death penalty is rejected as a legitimate form of punishment. The Center for Justice also includes the Criminal Law Reform Project and the National Prison Project.

The mission of the Capital Punishment Project (CPP) is to end the death penalty across the nation. Through direct representation of capital defendants whose cases highlight the unfairness of capital punishment, as well as through other strategic litigation, advocacy, public education, and mentoring and training programs for capital defense teams, CPP promotes both abolition and systemic reform of the death penalty process.

The Director of the Capital Punishment Project leads a staff that includes three full-time litigators, a mitigation specialist, a paralegal, an office manager, and one or more legal fellows. In addition, the Capital Punishment Project works closely with ACLU affiliates across the country, as well as the ACLU’s Communications Department, its Washington Legislative Office, and policy and advocacy experts affiliated with the Center for Justice.

The Director of the Project reports to the Director of the Center for Justice.

  • Collaborate with the Center Director to determine the ACLU’s capital punishment priorities and ensure that the Project’s resources are used effectively in support of these priorities.
  • Develop and implement a national strategy for the ACLU to address the issues related to capital punishment through an integrated program of advocacy, research, public education and litigation.
  • Develop and manage the Project’s litigation docket, which is primarily focused on trials and direct appeals.
  • Work with other parts of the ACLU to develop and implement the ACLU’s non-litigation advocacy relating to the death penalty.
  • Work with abolition coalition partners in formulating strategies to repeal the death penalty where possible and to curtail its use where not.
  • Supervise Project staff.
  • Manage the Project’s budget
  • Advise and support ACLU state affiliates working on death penalty issues in their own jurisdictions.
  • Act as a public spokesperson for the ACLU on death penalty issues.
  • Work with the ACLU’s Development Department to communicate the Project’s goals and successes to foundation and individual donors and prospects.

  • J.D. degree.
  • Significant death penalty litigation experience, including the development and presentation of mental health and other mitigation evidence.
  • An ability to develop and implement multi-faceted campaigns that include litigation, public education, advocacy, and media outreach.
  • Excellent analytic and writing skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, including the general public, national and local media, policy makers and others.
  • A demonstrated ability to think creatively and work independently.
  • Strong leadership skills, including experience supervising and mentoring lawyers and other professional advocates.
  • A strong record of working with other public interest advocates and organizations.
  • A demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and human rights.
  • Willingness to travel.

COMPENSATION: The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Correspondence sent this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply. The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, a resume, the names of three references, and two legal writing samples to: and reference [CPP-03/ACLU-PND] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to the Capital Punishment Project postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials. Alternatively applications can be mailed to:

Alex Stamm
Center for Justice
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
915 15th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005

Please indicate in your letter of interest where you learned of this career opportunity.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

Job Type: Senior Management
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

Events Manager
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Washington, DC

Division: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
Location: Washington, DC

The Brady Center and Campaign Center to Prevent Gun Violence’s (Brady) mission is to dramatically reduce gun deaths and injuries and create a safer America for all of us. The organizations believe in a comprehensive approach to reducing gun violence in our nation, including both policy to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people, and public health and safety programs to inspire safer attitudes and behaviors around the 300 million guns in our homes and communities. Brady also believes that the passionate and sustained voice of the American public is essential to creating meaningful change in these areas. Its goal is to bring that voice to bear in order to make this the better, safer nation we all want and deserve.

Position Summary: The Events Manager is responsible for working with staff, board members, volunteers, Brady donors and prospects and external vendors to plan and implement donor cultivation and fundraising events ranging from small house parties to high profile galas. The Manager reports to the Director of Development.

  • Serve as project manager for cultivation and fundraising events of varying scope and size throughout the country. This includes leading all meetings, creating and managing the production calendar, and working with Brady staff and vendors so that deadlines for deliverables are met.
  • Manage logistics for all events. This will include hiring and managing outside vendors and arranging details with venues, caterers, A/V, etc.
  • Create and manage budgets for each event and seek opportunities to minimize costs that will not compromise quality or guest experience.
  • Work closely with Brady Development staff, board members and volunteers to create invitation lists for each event that maximize fundraising potential.
  • Coordinate with Development staff on compiling background research on event guests.
  • Provide excellent customer service and stewardship when working with Brady Board members and donors on donor-hosted events.
  • Conduct post-event debriefings, review trends in guest attendance and giving, and work closely with the Development team to plan events that maximize impact and align with fundraising goals.
  • As needed, work on additional development activities including acknowledging gifts, donor research, assisting with donor mailings, etc.

  • At least three years of event management experience
  • Strong organization capabilities and attention to detail
  • Entrepreneurial and results-oriented
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and bring to completion multiple projects
  • Excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written
  • Poise and grace under pressure
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Enthusiasm for Brady’s mission and respect for its core values

To Apply: Please email cover letter and résumé to mentioning ‘Events’ in the subject.

The Brady Center is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

Job Type: Development/Fundraising
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations

Executive Director
Global Alliance for Arts & Health
Washington, DC

The Global Alliance for Arts & Health (formerly Society for the Arts in Healthcare), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC seeks an Executive Director to work in partnership with an actively engaged board and professional staff members to provide innovative leadership, vision, and direction for a rapidly growing international organization. The Executive Director will implement policies approved by the board, lead revenue development, manage the organization's programs and operations, build organizational membership and capacity, and promote and represent the organization locally, nationally and internationally.

Founded in 1991, the Global Alliance for Arts & Health (Global Alliance) is dedicated to advancing the arts and health field for the benefit of individuals and communities worldwide. The Global Alliance advocates for the arts in health and healthcare through partnerships with arts and health providers and related organizations; provides technical assistance through a consultant service; convenes conferences and symposia on cutting-edge topics including an annual international conference; provides a clearinghouse of information on model programs and best practices including research and evaluation; and manages grant and awards programs to support innovative program development in the field.

For more information, visit

Job Responsibilities:
  • Lead fundraising efforts, including personally cultivating and soliciting donors; supervise development staff and support the board's involvement in the implementation of fundraising plans and policies approved by the board
  • Build and cultivate positive relationships with partner organizations, policymakers, media, and others
  • Represent the organization by participating in key associations and organizations, serving on committees and advisory groups, and speaking in public settings
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services that support the Global Alliance’s mission and strategic plan
  • Lead the staff and board in developing the annual budget, and making financial decisions consistent with the board-approved budget
  • Develop a staffing structure that supports the efficient delivery of programs and services, accomplishment of major goals identified in the
  • strategic plan, and effective overall management
  • Hire and manage the staff, including the implementation and ongoing revision of personnel policies approved by the board and managing the staff performance review process
  • Provide regular, timely internal financial statements to the board that compare performance to budget and to the previous year or other recognized benchmarks
  • Oversee the securing and management of grants
  • Conduct multiyear analysis, analyze trends, and engage the board in strategic discussions about financial stability and sustainability
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal legal requirements

Skills and Experience Required:

Qualified candidates will hold a minimum of 5 years of executive leadership and management experience in non-profit setting with demonstrated success in fundraising, managing staff, public relations and partnership development. National non-profit management experience preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills are required. Undergraduate degree required. Training, experience or advanced degree in arts, health, education, or human services preferred. Experience with membership and conference management is preferred.

Application Instructions

The deadline for application is June 1, 2013. Send your cover letter with salary requirements and resume by email to – please include “Executive Director” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please. Competitive salary and benefits package offered.

Job Type: Executive
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations


Chief Development Officer

Malaria No More
Washington, DC

LOCATION: New York City, Washington, DC, San Francisco, or Los Angeles
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Chief Executive Officer and liaises with the Board of Directors regarding fundraising opportunities.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Malaria No More is determined to end deaths from malaria—one of the top three killers of kids on the planet—and is helping the world get it done. Malaria No More conducts breakthrough marketing campaigns and innovative efforts to put malaria on the agenda, global advocacy to rally public and private-sector leadership, and strategic investments in Africa to deliver lifesaving health interventions and ensure they’re used appropriately.

Founded in 2006 by business leaders Peter Chernin and Ray Chambers, Malaria No More is working to create a world in which no one dies from a mosquito bite. In the five years since it was founded, Malaria No More has emerged as a key player in the fight against malaria in Africa, where we have seen a 33% decline in malaria deaths since the organization began. Malaria No More has affiliates in the US, UK, Japan, Canada, and the Netherlands.

In February 2013, Martin Edlund took the helm as the new Chief Executive Officer of Malaria No More. Mr. Edlund previously served as Malaria No More’s Chief Marketing Officer, is a founding member of the organization, and has been a key leader since its launch at the 2006 White House Summit on Malaria. Edlund has helped drive awareness and funding for the malaria fight through high-profile partnerships with the United States Government, American Idol, ExxonMobil, Novartis, Twitter, News Corporation, Time Warner, mobile phone leaders in Africa, and others private sector partners. Edlund also lived and worked in West Africa, where he helped to launch Malaria No More's innovative net distribution and education campaigns with country leadership and local partners.

With the full support of the Board, funders, and the organization’s partners, Mr. Edlund is poised to move Malaria No More into its next phase, aiming to engage the tech sector and other corporate partners and grow the operating budget to $15MM and beyond in order to provide millions of life-saving treatments to children in Africa and continue the downward trend of deaths from malaria. Mr. Edlund is a passionate spokesperson and champion for the organization and is deeply committed to supporting its growth.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Malaria No More seeks a fundraising leader of extraordinary talent, passion and commitment to advance, expand and implement a comprehensive revenue strategy and fundraising activities in order to achieve the organization’s goals. Working closely with the CEO and Board of Directors, the Chief Development Officer will be responsible for identifying, engaging and managing individuals, corporate, grassroots, and foundation funds, especially in fostering positive relationships with the philanthropic community. The Chief Development Officer will lead, oversee, manage and mentor a development team of four.

This position provides a unique opportunity to imagine, create and build an entrepreneurial and global fundraising initiative that integrates branding, marketing, communications and awareness into the development outreach. He/she will leverage all of the resources of the organization, including the remarkable base of supporters and high profile board contacts, to fuel the next phase of growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Resource Mobilization:

  • Serve as the principal development officer and oversee all organizational fundraising efforts;
  • Design and implement a roadmap to complete the resource mobilization goals, including attracting large, multi-year gifts;
  • Lead an innovative fundraising program to support the launch of a major new campaign, including managing technology, mobile, media, and health care partners;
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations;
  • Increase the portfolio of individual gifts; maintain active and productive relationships with major donors to deepen their engagement and grow financial support;
  • Expand the portfolio of cause marketing partnerships, including working with some of the world’s most innovative companies to leverage their core business capabilities to benefit the cause;
  • Guide the development and production of well-researched and well-written proposals and grants; and
  • Oversee a strategic event portfolio, including annual gala, marathon races, a young professionals’ network, and partner events.

Board Relations and Internal Management:

  • Inform, engage and motivate the Board of Directors regarding fundraising opportunities;
  • Hire, supervise, mentor and manage the development team;
  • Partner closely with Marketing/Communications, Program, and Advocacy teams to generate funds to support and expand their core activities; and
  • In conjunction with the Finance and Administration team, develop, oversee and manage an annual development budget.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Malaria No More seeks a strategic, entrepreneurial and ambitious executive to lead, grow and drive all fundraising efforts. This collaborative and innovative professional will be able to see the big picture across all revenue streams and translate that vision into action by motivating others and driving the agenda forward. Passionate about the mission and organization, he/she will understand and effectively articulate the value proposition of Malaria No More.

Professional Experience includes:

  • Significant senior level fundraising, partnership and/or sponsorship and marketing experience with demonstrated ability to grow a program;
  • Proven capacity to mobilize resources including corporations, foundations, high-net worth individuals, grassroots campaigns, and events fundraising, including a track record of cultivating and closing six-figure gifts and beyond;
  • Successful track record of delivering results, setting and achieving transparent targets, and a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Experience working with marketing teams and agencies to drive consumer and grassroots initiatives;
  • Experience in partnering with a diverse network of partners, donors and Boards of Directors;
  • Comprehensive management skills and experience, including short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and developing staff, and financial management.
  • Familiarity with target fundraising markets: New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago preferred.

Personal Attributes include:
  • Motivated by a high energy environment, with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • A confident public speaker with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ambitious and strategic with the entrepreneurial spirit and the business know-how to create, rigorously test, and implement new ideas.
  • A team player and collaborator who is open and transparent about process and progress.
  • Mission-driven with a passion for international issues and public health.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.

TRAVEL: Domestic and international travel expected, approximately 20-30%.

COMPENSATION: Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes a competitive benefits package.

Malaria No More is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Please email cover letter and resume in confidence to:
Sandler Search Associates
880 Third Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Web site:

Job Type: Development/Fundraising
Organization Type: Nonprofit Organizations







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