United Methodist Communities: Vice President of Philanthropy

United Methodist Communities (UMC) seeks an innovative and collaborative individual with a minimum of seven years of effective fundraising and leadership experience in diverse, high-impact development programs. The Vice President of Philanthropy will manage a portfolio of top donor prospects and provide leadership and guidance, in conjunction with the CEO, to the UMC Foundation and UMC Boards, as well as lead and oversee the work of the Foundation team. Further, the Vice President will partner with the site Executive Directors and leaders to build community-level relationships and increase engagement with local leaders, families, and residents. Preference is given to those who have managed fundraising efforts spanning multiple geographic sites, with significant leadership experience in fostering an organization-wide culture of philanthropy.

United Methodist Communities offers a competitive salary for this exempt position and a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life, and supplemental insurance coverage, a 403b retirement plan with employer match, tuition reimbursement, and paid time off, including nine holidays.

United Methodist Communities 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.

Specific Requirements Include:

  • Significant experience in securing funding from individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Knowledge of and expertise in various major and planned gift instruments, and a proven track record of successful marketing of such instruments.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with board members and other volunteers, as well as civic and business leaders, in a collaborative manner.
  • Proven ability to develop a highly productive, effective staff team.
  • Working knowledge of Bloomerang software.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree and/or CFRE preferred.
  • Seven years of progressive fundraising experience required. Experience with a faith-centered and/or senior living organization preferred.

TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://bit.ly/UMC-VPOP-2020

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 is an executive search firm that builds transformative nonprofit teams and leaders. Founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search, KEES partners specifically with nonprofit organizations to provide an array of executive search, leadership development, interim staffing and human resources services and support. For more information about KEES, please visit www.kees2success.com.

United Methodist Communities is driven by principles of faith and its charitable mission to serve seniors of all faiths, backgrounds, and needs. UMC lives its mission daily: Compassionately serving in community so that all are free to choose abundant life. For more information, please visit https://umcommunities.org/.

IMPaCT Assistant Director: Penn Center for Community Health Workers

About the position:

If you want to lead expansion and continued quality of a transformational healthcare program to improve health disparities in the Philadelphia region, this is the job for you! We have developed IMPaCT, a nationally-recognized, evidenced-based Community Health Worker (CHW) modelthat has served more than 10,000 patients in Philadelphia. Given interest in the program, weare looking to hire a committed, collaborative individualto provide leadership and management for growth, drive quality improvement to ensure we continue to provide the best care, and help shape population health programs within Philadelphia and Penn Medicine. This is a key leadership role in a fast-growing organization

About the organization: Penn Center for Community Health Workers (chw.upenn.edu) is a center of excellence for CHW research, patient care and dissemination. CHWs are trained laypeople, hired from local communities, who provide social support, advocacy and navigation to lower-income patients. Our IMPaCT model, which has been featured onNational Public Radio and in the New York Times, is scientifically proven to improve primary care access, chronic disease control, and mental health while reducing hospital days by 65%. More than 1,000 organizations have accessed our tools and we are currently working with more than three dozen organizations across 18 states tocreate, launch and sustain effective CHW programs. We are part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, which provides competitive salaries and exceptional benefits, including an annual tuition benefit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

•Oversee operations and performance outcomes at a large clinical site (e.g., inpatient and outpatient programs present) or program level (e.g., all inpatient or outpatient operations).

•Supervise a staff of Managers/Sr. Managers and CHWs to ensure continued quality of outcomes for 1,000 patients each year.

•Analyze data on a regular basis and identifyopportunities for improvement. Develop and implement performance improvement plans.

•Cultivate and evaluate opportunities for expansion inPhiladelphia and Penn Medicine.

•Represent the Center in major health system initiatives related to population health and the social determinants of health.

Minimum Requirements:Required Education and Experience:

•A Bachelor’s Degree is required; a Master’s is preferred.

•5+ years of leadership experience in organizations focused on improving the lives of lower income individuals is required.

•8+ years of experience in a management role with a track record of achieving program outcomes and developing high performing staff is required

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Terry Mittelman(terry.mittelman@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) with subject line “IMPaCT Assistant Director.” Please label attachments as follows: Lastname Firstname_ACcoverletter” “LastnameFirstname_ACresume” Materials can also be faxed to 215-243-3254, attention Terry Mittelman

Vice President of External Relations & Development: African American Museum in Philadelphia

Position Summary:

Vice President of External Relations and Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will join the Museum’s Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is poised to undertake an ambitious capital campaign and execute a new strategic plan. The Museum plans to diversify its revenue sources through the engagement of individuals and by increasing support from major foundations and corporate partners. The key to the Museum’s success will be heightening its public image and broadening its circle of support. The successful candidate will have a full commitment to the Museum’s mission, the growth of its resources through support from diverse sources, the management of capital campaigns, and the strategic advancement of its brand.  The candidate must be a dynamic self-starter with the ability to provide leadership support the realization of the Museum’s long-term development vision.

The Vice President will partner with the President & CEO and Board of Directors and will work closely with other members of the Executive Team to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of External Relations and Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum’s comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of its campaigns as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum’s future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum’s annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, and national levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. The Vice President will lead the Museum-wide commitment to fully utilize technology and software systems to increase and monitor fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum’s potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with the Board of Directors and Executive Team colleagues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Museum to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum’s top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum’s mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to the Development Coordinator, Grant Manager/ Special Projects Coordinator and other development staff and volunteers, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals.  Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Directors current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors, members and prospects with and through the Museum’s software.
  • Oversees special events and cultivation activities to raise funds, engage donors and partners, and build the Museum’s image.
  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel as needed.

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet “hands-on” executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and Senior Executive Team and will be able to guide and lead others. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, Board of Directors, members, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Museum’s objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Board of Directors, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at building the Museum’s reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he will utilize proven management strategies and best practices to build the Museum’s Development Department, manage its staff members, measure results and report outcomes.

Brand Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will help the Museum build its brand and reach through the development of collateral materials, special events, and cultivation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other office productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, weekends and in outdoor weather.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Education Level:
A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.
To Apply

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to hr@aampmuseum.org

Director of Operations & Development: Center for Emerging and Visual Artists

With of mission to cultivate, nurture, and advance the careers of emerging visual artists while simultaneously expanding opportunities for the public to discover and connect with art, CFEVA’s services raise the profile of Philadelphia’s professional artists, foster artistic experimentation and innovation, and showcase how vibrant artistic communities boost civic engagement. Through fellowships, residencies, educational outreach, regional exhibitions, professional development, and city-wide events, CFEVA provides artists with the tangible resources needed to develop viable and sustainable careers.

 

CFEVA was founded by the late Felicity R. “Bebe” Benoliel in 1983 as the Creative Artists Network, and has transformed over the last 35 years into one of the region’s leading service providers for artists. The organization recently crafted a new Strategic Framework, which will guide the organization’s endeavors to remain at the forefront of the intersection between art and community and the region’s obvious resource for navigating a career in the visual arts. Goals include:

 

  1. Assure programs and services are relevant and responsive to visual artists. CFEVA’s goal is to make Philadelphia a hub for working artists.
  2. Enhance our relationships with individuals, peer organizations, area universities and colleges, and the business community to strengthen our resource network.
  3. Strengthen internal capacities to ensure CFEVA’s business model remains agile. After reconfiguring and growing the current staff, CFEVA will investigate a permanent solution for its physical space needs, with a goal of being in a new home by 2022.

Position Overview 

The Director of Development and Operations provides the leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination of CFEVA’s Development and Operations functions. Part of a two-person organizational leadership team, this position works in close collaboration with Program staff and reports directly to the Board of Directors. As CFEVA’s Chief Fundraiser, the Director of Development and Operations will spearhead all Development efforts, including cultivating and stewarding individual, corporate, government and foundation relationships with a goal to secure diverse streams of contributed revenue. This position also helps to raise the visibility of CFEVA’s mission with external constituents while balancing CFEVA’s business operations.

Roles and Responsibilities 

  • Craft and execute an annual Development plan that includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individual and institutional relationships.
  • Manage individual donor campaigns, including growing the Collector’s Circle leadership annual giving program, driving Annual Fund efforts, and securing major gifts through special appeals.
  • With support from interns and program staff, spearhead foundation and government grant-seeking efforts, including research, strategy development, proposal preparation, budgeting and reporting.
  • Identify and secure corporate relationships through CFEVA’s custom exhibition program and for exhibition and event sponsorship.
  • In partnership with the Development Committee, plan and implement CFEVA’s annual fundraising benefit—the CFEVA Art Party—including crafting the event theme, securing sponsorship and individual Host Committee support, managing vendor relationships, and coordinating logistical details.
  • Coordinate other special events, including Collector’s Circle events, POST fundraisers, and cultivation activities, and serve as a welcoming body at all CFEVA events.
  • In partnership with the Executive Artistic Director, craft a vision for CFEVA’s Marketing and Public Relations platform.
  • Guide program staff in executing digital marketing and social media efforts, draft and distribute press releases and media advisories, and track media impressions.
  • Actively prepare for and participate in all Board meetings and serve as the primary liaison to the Finance, Development and Executive Committees. Maintain positive Board relationships. Support the Board recruitment process.
  • Supervise a part-time Bookkeeper and co-manage program staff and interns.
  • Working with the Board Treasurer, Finance Committee, and part-time Bookkeeper, manage CFEVA’s financial systems, with a keen eye on A/R, A/P, and cash flow projections. Gather material in preparation for the annual audit, distribute 1099s and W-2s. Draft the organization’s annual operating budget.
  • Manage CFEVA’s benefits program, including serving as primary contact for the organization’s healthcare, dental, Simple IRA, and payroll providers. Document internal policies and procedures and ensure the CFEVA Handbook for Employees is followed. Annually renew CFEVA’s insurance policies

The Ideal Candidate 

CFEVA is a dynamic, fast moving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking while fostering strong teamwork and mutual respect among its staff and Board. The ideal candidate possess outstanding interpersonal skills, is enthusiastic, detail-oriented and a quick learner, and is able to tackle many projects at one time. They have a passion for the arts and possess the credibility and industry savvy to build rapport with many different kinds of constituents. This person is adaptable and flexible, able to effectively work under pressure, possess good judgment, and is willing to take a fresh approach to produce quality work.

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to craft persuasive oral and written presentations.
  • Experience developing and implementing effective strategies.
  • Good leadership, including the ability to clearly and fairly set expectations, inspire confidence and commitment, and address challenges head-on.
  • Strong negotiation and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated success working with individual donors, foundations, corporations, and government agencies, with a proven track record of securing major gifts.
  • Strong business and financial acumen with the ability to understand and work with budgets, adhere non-profit funding requirements, assess financial management issues and interpret the organization’s fiscal health for the Board and key stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Donor Perfect or similar CRM and Microsoft Office Professional Suite. Knowledge of QuickBooks a plus.

This position requires a BA (MA preferable) and a minimum five years of experience in managing and building a fundraising program in a nonprofit environment, preferably in a cultural arts organization.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, and full benefits package. EOE. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV or resume, three writing samples, and references to jessica@cfeva.org.

Education Level:
This position requires a BA (MA preferable) and a minimum five years of experience in managing and building a fundraising program in a nonprofit environment, preferably in a cultural arts organization.
To Apply

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, and full benefits package. EOE. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV or resume, two writing samples, and references to jessica@cfeva.org.

Executive Director: Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools

The Executive Director has the responsibility for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission. In order to fulfill that responsibility, it is expected that the successful candidate for thisposition will have the competencies to be successful in four areas of concentration.
• Effectively advocating to assure that legislation and administrative policies provide accountability, transparency, and equitable treatment and funding for all forms of K-12
public education
• Driving to establish high standards of performance and consistently strong and fair authorizers for all charter schools
• Providing support to help member schools improve, with the goal of having every charter school in Pennsylvania become a high-performing public school relative to the mission for which the charter school was created
• Creating a strong and sustained financial base for the organization.

Desired Competencies, Experience, and Education
• The maturity, confidence, composure, and presence to effectively build relationships and promote policies and standards with legislators, legislative staffs, members of the
Governor’s office, the Department of Education, peers in other states, and the print and electronic media
• Knowledge of the issues and challenges facing education reform and school choice, the national charter landscape, and K-12 education
• A high level of integrity and the ability and tact to work effectively with persons across the entire political spectrum, and the entire public charter sector
• Superb listening and oral and written communication skills, including the ability to tailor and convey ideas and positions as a spokesperson for charter schools to a wide range
of constituent groups through position papers, press releases, print and electronic media interviews, testimonies, and social media
• The ability and integrity to promote an equity strategy to ensure racial and gender equity in education, often afforded through charter school enrollment, as well as working with experts and other relevant organizations to help execute this goal and ensure stakeholders view PCPCS as an effective and inclusive advocacy organization
• The skills to develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Trustees and facilitate Board and Leaders Council involvement in PCPCS actions
• The ability to work with the Board to obtain a strong and continuing financial base for the organization. This includes demonstrated skills in working with individuals and
foundations to raise funds, including writing and organizing grant proposals, and business development skills in working with charter schools to ensure relevance, growth,
and sustainability of the organization
• Demonstrated skill to develop and implement sound financial practices and ensure good fiscal and fiduciary responsibility, stewardship, and accountability
• An entrepreneurial spirit, including the abilities to initiate actions, seek appropriate and timely guidance, and achieve amazing results with limited resources; this includes being proactive relative to the aspirations of the organization as well as reactive to its immediate needs
• The ability to work with charter school leaders to provide the type of experiences and training needed to improve the operation and performance of their schools and ensure
ongoing programmatic excellence
• Legislative, advocacy, and legal experience combined with political savvy to understand the legislative, legal, and philosophical complexity of the charter school movement and
its opposition
• The ability to react rapidly to continually changing legislative, legal, and media needs
• The ability to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations
• At least 3 years of leading and managing organizations during periods of political uncertainty
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred; degrees in education a plus

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About Us

The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools (PCPCS) is the largest, oldest, most inclusive, and most effective charter school organization in Pennsylvania. PCPCS is dedicated to achieving choice for parents, quality for children, and accountability for taxpayers through advocacy in the legislature, litigation in the courts, operational improvement in charter schools, and educational understanding in the media. PCPCS is a 501c3 organization which is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of at least
eight charter school leaders (currently 11) and at least two other persons not directly affiliated with a charter school but with special expertise or passion for children that benefits the charter movement (currently four). The charter members of the Board are elected by the 20-memberLeaders Council, which is elected by the member schools, and represents all geographic areas of the state and all types of charter schools. The other members of the Board are elected by the Board. Members of the Leaders Council also serve as advisors and sounding boards for actions of and positions taken by PCPCS. There are more than 165 brick-and-mortar charter schools and 14 cyber charter schools in
Pennsylvania serving 143,000 students and representing about 8% of all the children in K-12 public schools in the state. The number of students in charter schools has almost doubled in the past decade – and there are still tens of thousands of children on waiting lists to get into a charter school.

Apply for this job

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. However, for best consideration, applications should be submitted electronically by Monday, August 10, 2020. Applicants should include a cover letter introducing you to the Board of Trustees, explaining your interest in, and qualifications for, the position, and addressing what you see as the strategic priorities of the organization, along with a resume (max. 3 pages) and a list of three or more references who can offer insight into your abilities through their professional interactions with you. Upon initial review of those documents, the Search Committee will then ask preferred candidates to submit a document outlining his or her proposed strategy and communications priorities (more details to follow at that time). After reviewing those submissions, the Committee will conduct one or more rounds of interviews. All documents should be sent to PCPCS at pachartersed@gmail.com. PCPCS will require appropriate and valid background checks and clearances from all finalists for this position, and the hiring decision will be contingent on the results of those checks and clearances. The Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a pool of candidates that is diverse in every way

Executive Director: Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture is seeking new leadership as its Founding Director will transition from her role by the end of 2020 (read more about this transition here).

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s administration and implementation of its strategic direction, as well as managing its staff and programs. Other key responsibilities include fundraising and oversight of marketing and community outreach.

Responsibilities:

1) Mission and Strategy Fulfillment: works with board and staff to ensure that the organization’s mission is fulfilled through programs, community outreach, and strategic planning, with responsibility for:

  • Envisioning and implementing Al-Bustan’s programs that carry out the organization’s mission (program implementation includes planning with staff, monitoring progress, assessing impact, and adjusting scope as necessary)
  • Envisioning and managing the implementation of Al-Bustan’s marketing campaign and communication strategy
  • Enhancement of Al-Bustan’s presence in the city and beyond by cultivating partnerships and collaborating with other professional, civic, and private organizations
  • Strategic planning to ensure that the organization can successfully fulfill its mission into the future

2) Operations: oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate, with responsibility for:

  • Effective administration of Al-Bustan’s operations
  • Hiring, retention, and management of competent, qualified staff
  • Overseeing independent contractors
  • Signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization

3) Financial Performance and Viability: develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization, with responsibility for:

  • Fiscal integrity of Al-Bustan to include submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and quarterly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization; overseeing preparation of 990 tax returns and liaising with accountant and auditor on all financial matters
  • Prudent fiscal management to include operating within the Board approved budget (currently around $500,000), ensuring maximum resource utilization, maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position, and reviewing/maintaining necessary insurance policies
  • Fundraising (grants, individual giving, corporate sponsors, earned income) and pursuing other resources necessary to support Al-Bustan’s mission

4) Board Governance: works with the Board in order to fulfill the organization’s mission, with responsibility for:

  • Leading Al-Bustan in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission as defined by the Board of Directors
  • Communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions

Professional Qualifications Required:

  • Fluency in speaking, reading, writing Arabic
  • 7 to 10 years of senior non-profit management experience
  • Demonstrated transparent and high integrity leadership
  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Deep knowledge of Arab culture, arts, and history
  • Financial management skills in budget preparation, analysis, decision-making, and reporting
  • Strong organizational skills in planning, program development, staff/volunteers/board motivation
  • Experienced in fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to non-profit sector
  • Ability to convey a vision of Al-Bustan’s strategic future to staff, board, volunteers, and donors

Professional Qualifications Preferred:

  • Experience in living or traveling in the Arab region
  • Advanced degree in Arts Administration, Education, Social Services, or related fields
  • Familiarity with Philadelphia’s arts and culture sector

About Us

Rooted in Arab arts and language, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture offers artistic and educational programming that enriches cross-cultural understanding and celebrates diversity. “Al-Bustan,” Arabic for “The Garden,” is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that serves youth and adults of all ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, while supporting the pursuit and affirmation of Arab American cultural identity and playing a constructive civic role within broader American society.

In December 2019 Al-Bustan moved to a storefront location at 3645 Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia. This new administrative and programming hub enabled us to cultivate relationships with neighboring residents and business owners of Powelton and Mantua. We envision creating a welcoming cultural place for all by partnering with cultural, social service, and other neighborhood organizations. As the pandemic forced the closing of our hub since mid-March, our team has been working remotely and pursuing alternative means of implementing programs and engaging with community members outdoors and online, until it is deemed safe to re-open our hub.

Apply for this job

Qualified candidates can submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Board of Directors via email: AlBustanBoard@gmail.com

Executive Director: Starfinder

The Executive Director will champion Starfinder’s soccer for social change mission and work closely with the Board and staff to ensure that the mission is fulfilled through high quality programs, strategic partnerships, and effective operations. The Executive Director drives strategic planning, ensures fiscal health, and cultivates a high-performing team.

The Executive Director will partner with the Board and staff to develop a strategic vision for Starfinder’s future, oversee the development and implementation of Starfinder’s programs and operations, and enhance Starfinder’s visibility by being active in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations. Additionally, the Executive Director will lead Starfinder’s efforts to develop a diverse and inclusive leadership and governance structure.

The Executive Director will serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization to its constituents, the media, and the general public. The Executive Director will also cultivate positive relationships with current and potential stakeholders to maintain and grow funding support and develop and sustain diverse funding sources, in partnership with Board and staff. The Executive Director will also drive marketing efforts to enhance organizational visibility.

The Executive Director will work with staff and the Board Finance Committee to prepare a comprehensive fiscal year operating budget and multi-year capital budget and projections. Internally, the Executive Director will ensure fiscal management to operate within the approved budget, maintain the organization in a positive financial position, and drive the growth of its resource. The Executive Director will work in conjunction with the Treasurer, Board, finance staff and auditors to maintain sound financial practices, reporting and systems with priority being given to keeping the Board fully apprised of the organization’s current and future fiscal health.

The Executive Director will be expected to oversee the successful administration of Starfinder’s operations, supervise a talented and committed team and ensure sound human resource practices are in place to maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates a diverse and qualified staff. The Executive Director will also drive ongoing monitoring and evaluation to assess achievement of all organizational goals and objectives and to ensure that programs and services maintain high quality.

As it relates to Board Governance, the Executive Director will support the Board in executing its governance responsibilities and ability to make informed decisions by keeping it fully informed. The Executive Director will attend and participate in all Board meetings while serving as an ex-officio member of the Board and its committees, as appropriate. The Executive Director will also help the Board recruit Board members from diverse and inclusive backgrounds representative of Starfinder’s multiplicity of stakeholders.

Starfinder’s annual operating budget is nearly $950K and growing. Our three-year strategic plan guides our long-term vision and goals. Starfinder is poised to expand its reach while continuing to deliver highly impactful programs that foster long-term engagement.

Responsibilities for the Executive Director will include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the development and implementation of a new comprehensive strategic plan, in partnership with the Board of Directors, that will guide the future path of the organization;
  • Acting as the chief spokesperson for the organization, cultivating strong relationships with major donors, network partners, stakeholders, volunteers and with policymakers at the local, state, and federal level;
  • Serving as an ambassador both internally and externally, to promote the organization’s mission and to gain necessary resources and support;
  • Fostering effective strategic alliances with community organizations and policymakers, utilizing network partners to advance the work of Starfinder;
  • Deepening and fostering strong relationships with Starfinder’s existing and potential funders; ensuring that fundraising goals are met, and resources are utilized and reported accurately and in a timely manner;
  • Supervising day-to-day operations, including setting financial and programmatic goals, analyzing results and taking corrective action in close collaboration with staff and Board;
  • Providing inspirational and motivational leadership for extraordinarily passionate, committed, and skilled staff and fostering a culture of openness, transparency, and collaboration;
  • Communicating consistently and proactively with the Board and other constituents in a thoughtful, clear, and diplomatic manner;
  • Designing and implementing clear expectations, in partnership with the Board, for its contributions to the governance and success of the organization;
  • Setting priorities decisively, assuring accountability, and allocating resources to ensure results;
  • Ensuring that all Starfinder financial standards, operating policies, and programmatic goals are met; and
  • Driving a data-driven approach to program evaluation and organizational performance.

Additional Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and management .
    • Experience in managing and motivating staff and volunteers.
    • Successful and sustained history of significant fund-raising, including major gift acquisitions.
    • Proven experience in program management and evaluation, preferably education, sports and
      recreation, or economic development.
    • Fluency with financial management, including budget preparation, analysis, and reporting.
    • Track record of building and working in and with diverse and inclusive teams in both service-provider and governance contexts.
    • Exceptional skills in building and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present and speak
      publicly on relevant issues.
    • Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required

About Us

Starfinder is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization in Philadelphia, PA that promotes positive youth development through high-quality youth sports programming. We use soccer as a tool to provide the opportunities and support youth need to be successful in their lives and to become healthy contributors to their communities.

We work with youth ages 6-18 in underserved communities throughout Philadelphia. We offer participants an experience through which they can excel in athletics while practicing life and leadership skills in a safe, fun, supportive, and challenging environment. Starfinder currently empowers over 900 children and teens annually through its programs at its indoor soccer and education facility in Manayunk and at community partner sites throughout the city.

At Starfinder we believe in the power of play. We know that fun is a great motivator and an effective amplifier for learning. We aim to reflect this – and all our core values – in our work practices. We are dedicated to creating a culture through which we continue to connect, learn, and grow.

Starfinder is seeking a new Executive Director. The ideal candidate for this unique opportunity will possess a passion for the mission, be a visionary and strategic leader, and someone with experience managing a team, fundraising and working closely with a dedicated Board of Directors. The Executive Director will understand the value of diversity, equity and inclusion and must be able to relate to the lived experiences of the people we serve. They must understand the power of relationships and consistently seek out opportunities to increase the organization’s impact with a range of stakeholders, especially our incredible program youth.

Apply for this job

To apply to this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to StarfinderEDSearch@gmail.com by August 31, 2020. Your cover letter must include: a description of your relevant experience, highlighting anything specific that makes you stand out as a candidate, and how you believe you can serve Starfinder as its Executive Director. Just Strategies has been retained to lead this search. For more information regarding this please contact Dwayne Wharton of Just Strategies at info@juststrategies.org

Chief Operating Officer: Cathedral Kitchen

Overview:

Cathedral Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides more prepared meals to the community than any soup kitchen in New Jersey, is looking for its next Chief Operating Officer. Be a part of a mission-driven team leading the Kitchen into its 44th year of using food to change lives. The Kitchen uses food to nourish, train and employ low-income families and adults in Camden and the surrounding communities.

The COO reports to the Executive Director and has overall strategic and operational responsibility for CK programs, facilities and most administrative support and supervises the Executive Chef, as well as program and administrative staff.

Professional Qualifications:

·        Minimum BS/BA degree with at least 10 years of experience in the food industry, preferably in large scale catering. Experience in sales and/or marketing is a plus.

·        10 years of experience and a track record in senior management.

·        Deep experience in program budgeting, project/program management and fiscal management.

·        Analytic and decisive decision maker with the ability to prioritize and communicate to staff key objectives and tactics necessary to achieve organizational goals.

·        Experience managing human resources functions including personnel, compensation, and recruiting.

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with strong public speaking skills.

·        Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative approach to operational management.

·        Must be a gifted leader with a high emotional IQ; a lot of compassion, particularly for those from low-income, urban backgrounds; an ability to connect easily and effectively with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds; and a passion for CK’s mission.

·        Proficiency in MS Office applications, Quickbooks, payroll software.

·        Experience with social service or workforce development programs is a plus.

Duties & Responsibilities:

·        Oversee day-to-day operations and maintenance for all CK facilities.

·        Lead, coach, develop, and retain CK senior management team and professional staff.

·        Provide programmatic leadership and input for all strategic plan implementation processes with the Executive Director and staff. Coach senior staff as they implement the strategic plan.

·        Responsible for the efficient functioning of operations, including human resources, computer and technical systems oversight, and financial management.

·        Lead the management, growth and improvement of CK’s social enterprises: CK Café, contract catering and special event catering, and food truck; consider the feasibility of new social enterprises.

·        In partnership with the Executive Director, prepare and submit an annual operational budget, manage effectively within this budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.

·        Active involvement in all programs, services and support functions.

·        In partnership with the Executive Director, ensure the continued financial viability through sound fiscal management.

·        Consider opportunities for CK to leverage cross-program strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges.

·        Oversee the logistics, particularly related to food and beverages, of CK’s fundraising/friendraising events.

Competitive nonprofit salary and benefits package offered

Equal Opportunity Employer

Send cover letter and resume to carrie@cathedralkitchen.org

Vice President of External Relations & Development: African American Museum in Philadelphia

Position Summary:

Vice President of External Relations and Development, providing strategic and operational leadership for its philanthropic initiatives. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will join the Museum’s Executive Team at an exciting time, as the Museum is poised to undertake an ambitious capital campaign and execute a new strategic plan. The Museum plans to diversify its revenue sources through the engagement of individuals and by increasing support from major foundations and corporate partners. The key to the Museum’s success will be heightening its public image and broadening its circle of support. The successful candidate will have a full commitment to the Museum’s mission, the growth of its resources through support from diverse sources, the management of capital campaigns, and the strategic advancement of its brand.  The candidate must be a dynamic self-starter with the ability to provide leadership support the realization of the Museum’s long-term development vision.

The Vice President will partner with the President & CEO and Board of Directors and will work closely with other members of the Executive Team to increase philanthropic support and sustain it at a level that will enable the Museum to continue to achieve its mission and vision. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the Vice President of External Relations and Development will provide leadership and strategic oversight for the Museum’s comprehensive fund development program to continue to build annual support and to ensure the success of its campaigns as well as cultivate, solicit, and steward transformational gifts to further secure the Museum’s future.

The Vice President is responsible for leading the Museum’s annual, capital, and endowment fund development efforts to secure financial and in-kind support from key donors and prospects at the local, regional, and national levels. The incumbent will have oversight responsibility of the fund development function and will provide leadership in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-end major individual, corporate, and foundation gifts.

Collaborating closely with the President & CEO, the Vice President will implement a comprehensive and multifaceted donor-communication and stewardship strategy ensuring donor satisfaction. The Vice President will lead the Museum-wide commitment to fully utilize technology and software systems to increase and monitor fundraising opportunities. The Vice President will work closely with the President & CEO to forecast the Museum’s potential development revenue capabilities and project strategic long-range fund development plans and specific strategies to successfully secure these resources. S/he will have strong working relationships with the Board of Directors and Executive Team colleagues.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spends approximately 60% of time cultivating high-end individual, corporate, and foundation donors and prospects; manages a portfolio of prospects and donors, with primary responsibility for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships using a high level of visibility.
  • Creates, implements, and refines a Museum-wide action plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects that allows the Museum to actively achieve the strategic initiatives set forth in annual, capital, and endowment campaigns, along with any informal campaign plans.
  • Effectively staffs the President & CEO in his role as chief fundraiser for the Museum, matching the President & CEO with the Museum’s top donors and prospects in an appropriate strategy for engaging these donors and prospects in the Museum’s mission and vision.
  • Provides strong leadership to the Development Coordinator, Grant Manager/ Special Projects Coordinator and other development staff and volunteers, ensuring that individual responsibilities are well-defined and communicated while also encouraging a team environment. Identifies and mentors key Museum staff as development resources in presenting their areas of expertise to donors. As needed, identifies underperforming members of the Development Team staff and designs corrective strategies including corrective action plans, exit strategies, and terminations.
  • In collaboration with the President & CEO, works closely with the Board of Directors, Executive Team, and Campaign leadership to identify funding priorities in order to plan and implement comprehensive campaign strategies and accomplish team goals.  Establishes a communications plan to keep the Executive Team and Board of Directors current on fundraising strategies, activity, and results.
  • Creates, implements, and refines audience development plans for acquiring, renewing, and upgrading donors, members and prospects with and through the Museum’s software.
  • Oversees special events and cultivation activities to raise funds, engage donors and partners, and build the Museum’s image.
  • Oversees the development of a comprehensive portfolio of communication materials for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship support.
  • Conducts business-related travel as needed.

Candidate Profile:

The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be a bold thinker and a strategic, yet “hands-on” executor, who will establish and lead a best-in-class development program. S/he will be results-oriented with exceptional strengths in communication and relationship-building. S/he will have earned a reputation for effectiveness in partnering with a CEO and Senior Executive Team and will be able to guide and lead others. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have significant and proven leadership and management experience in a complex organization with multiple internal and external constituencies.

The ideal candidate will have the following personal competencies and characteristics:

Expertise in Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be an experienced leader in the field of development with a measurable track record of success. S/he will have demonstrated expertise in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of high-end gifts tied to a multi-year fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on capital campaigns. To succeed with her/his responsibilities, s/he will flourish in a diverse and high-achieving environment and will be energized by the prospect of leading the Development Team, designing and implementing processes, and integrating best practices. S/he will have strong data and analysis orientation and a proven ability to use metrics to drive development decisions and achieve strategic objectives.

Relationship-building and Communication: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will be skilled at building and sustaining excellent relationships at multiple levels and with varied constituencies including individuals, Board of Directors, members, administrative colleagues, donors, and volunteers. S/he will be a confident and articulate communicator with the ability to work fluidly across all levels. The Vice President of External Relations and Development will have an inspirational approach to building collaboration and buy-in and generating support from stakeholders. S/he will be a charismatic, high-energy leader who can talk with anyone and successfully convey the Museum’s objectives to express the mission and fund-raising goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion. As a proactive communicator, s/he will engage with the President & CEO, Board of Directors, and the Executive Team regularly for collaborative planning and implementation.

Executing for Results: This leader will be skilled at building the Museum’s reputation for high performance and accountability for results. S/he will be committed to development leadership with a broad knowledge of institutional advancement, major gift identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. S/he will utilize proven management strategies and best practices to build the Museum’s Development Department, manage its staff members, measure results and report outcomes.

Brand Development: The Vice President of External Relations and Development will help the Museum build its brand and reach through the development of collateral materials, special events, and cultivation activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities Required:

A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time operating a computer and other office productivity devices such as a calculator, telephone, and copy machine. Must be able to adapt to high pace environments occasionally moving/lifting lightweight equipment and other work-related objects up to 25lbs. May have to work late nights, weekends and in outdoor weather.

Expected hours: 37.5 per week

Education Level:
A bachelor’s degree in fund development, business, education or related field is required. The Vice President of Development will have at least eight years of fundraising/advancement experience.  Management experience is preferred.
To Apply

Please send your resume, references and cover letter to hr@aampmuseum.org

Executive Director: Media Fellowship House

Media Fellowship House is seeking to hire a talented professional to help foster the organization’s mission and support continued growth, sustainability and relevance. This position offers flexible hours and periodic remote work opportunities. It requires flexibility around scheduling with periodic evening/weekend meetings and programs. Salary will be commensurate with experience and includes a benefits package.

Media Fellowship House Overview
Media Fellowship House exists to promote fellowship and understanding between diverse cultures, viewpoints and generations. The organization’s mission is to provide programs that promote diversity, social justice, and economic empowerment. For more information, please visit our website: www.mediafellowshiphouse.org

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

Responsibilities of MFH Executive Director include, but are not limited to:

The Media Fellowship House is undergoing a transformative process and is looking for a creative and dynamic Executive Director to work in concert with the Board of Directors to implement its strategic plan and lead the organization in the conceptualization and implementation of relevant new programming, branding, and communications. The Executive Director will also lead efforts to attract funds and build relationships with community stakeholders, while leading a collaborative team that includes the housing program staff, program coordinator and volunteers.

Other responsibilities include:

Oversight of the strategic planning process and implementation of plan recommendations.

Working with the Board of Directors and program coordinator to develop and implement a coordinated calendar of engaging and relevant programming that advances the mission and goals of Media Fellowship House.

Oversight of the organization’s budget, administration and daily operation of the house

Oversight of fund-raising efforts including grant writing, cultivating individual and corporate donor relationships and overseeing fundraising events.

Adequately staffing programs, supervising of staff and volunteers in addition to making recommendations to the Personnel Committee

Seeking and developing collaborations with organizations whose missions are similar or complimentary to MFH

Attending and providing status reports and projections at monthly Board meetings and special committee meetings as to activities, accomplishments and challenges facing MFH

Oversight and content contributions to website, correspondence, agendas, reports and newsletters

Attending in-person and virtual events, meetings or functions as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors to promote MFH

Create and organize virtual programs, events, and meetings

Oversight of contract and lease negotiations and House operations

General Traits for Success as Executive Director at MFH include, but are not limited to:

Bachelor’s degree and/or demonstrated experience in organizational development.

Minimum of three to five years’ previous non-profit experience. Knowledge of the community a plus.

Other skills include:

High-energy strategic thinker with the ability to operationalize ideas.

Proven leadership skills that promote cohesive relationships among MFH staff and volunteers

Skilled in working in a collaborative manner to build relationships and teams with multiple external stakeholders, to include capacity to understand interests of neighborhood organizations and businesses, institutional nonprofits including funders and civic organizations.

Demonstrated ability in fund development, to include being the face of an organization in stewarding funder and donor relationships. Ability to oversee grant management and reporting.

Managerial expertise including budget development and management and working with a governing board

Proven experience working with diverse populations, including experience in building bridges to develop relationships, trust and credibility

Social media and technical savvy; comfort with various technical platforms

Ability to manage multiple priorities and assignments

Strong work ethic and attention to detail

Self-Motivated and intellectually curious

Integrity, compassion and passion for Media Fellowship House’s mission

Experience with QuickBooks, Excel, Powerpoint, G Suite

Education Level:
Bachelor’s Degree
To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to mediafellowshiphouse@gmail.com.