The Stern Center for Language and Learning ( learn more )

Williston, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2953405
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : June 27, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

TThe Stern Center for Language and Learning seeks a full-time experienced Chief Advancement Officer to lead the Organization in vision and strategies to increase funding, expand grant support, and foster productive relationships with the donors, board, clients, and staff. The Chief Advancement Officer is charged with designing and evaluating all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment, planned giving, and capital campaigns. This is a key leadership role that serves on Executive Management Team and reports to the President.

We are seeking an exceptionally vibrant, motivated and accomplished fundraising professional with demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors. The individual selected for this position must have unbridled enthusiasm to further the mission of our organization and be capable of skillfully and persuasively presenting our vision and resource needs.

• Leads in Advancement Program’s vision, goal setting, and business planning
• Plays a key role in critical decisions affecting the Organization’s future direction
• Plans and executes the annual fundraising plan and implements short and long-term strategies to realize Program growth in line with Organizational goals
• Oversees annual giving, endowment, planned giving, and capital campaigns
• Identifies and researches donor prospects and models effective fundraising through management, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors
• Oversees the maintenance and use of the Organization’s integrated data base to establish and maintain explicit stewardship plans and to prospect for new donors
• Vigorously heightens the organization’s visibility and credibility in philanthropic communities to expand the base of support
• Collaborates with Marketing to integrate fundraising objectives with its communications and external positioning strategy and ensure a consistent and coordinated message to the various Stern Center constituencies
• Oversees grant program growth, compelling grant proposals, and accurate reporting
• Supervises, evaluates, and provides mentorship to Major Gifts Officer, Grant Writer and Development Coordinator
• Collaborates with COO to plan and execute an annual Advancement budget that aligns with strategic plan objectives
• Serves on the Executive Team and Board Committees

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  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Development / Marketing
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Stern Center for Language and Learning is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • BA/BS required with 6-8 years of professional fundraising experience, at least four of which were managing a comprehensive Advancement/Fundraising program

      • Successful track record in designing, implementing and evaluating fundraising plans including annual giving, endowment, planned giving, and capital campaigns
      • Demonstrated success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors
      • Ability to skillfully and persuasively communicate the Organization‘s vision and resource needs
      • Excellent presentation skills with ability to present both qualitative and quantitative information in a clear, concise and persuasive manner to all levels of the organization
      • Strong relationship building skills and ability to work cross-functionally and build productive and collaborate relationships with staff, Board members, clients, and volunteers
      • Strong business acumen and project management skills with ability to think strategically and analytically
      • Strong sense of urgency, ability to prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality output

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Emily Dawson , Human Resources Manager
    • 183 Talcott Road
    • Williston, Vermont 05495

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