The 360 group
San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
For the past 11 years, the mission of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has been to advance innovative solutions to challenging problems. Under CEO Nicole Taylor’s new leadership, the organization returns to its community foundation roots - focusing its resources on communicating and collaborating with local leaders and helping philanthropists who work with the foundation to be their most effective at accomplishing their charitable giving and community investment goals. SVCF works to improve people’s lives in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and partners with donors, companies and other foundations to address regional concerns that affect local communities.
SVCF seeks an Executive Vice President, Fundraising and Business Development to play a pivotal role in the overall resource development and sustainability of SVCF. The Executive Vice President, Fundraising and Business Development will be responsible for developing new business (e.g., donor advised funds, field of interest funds, and supporting organizations) and for relationship development representing the exciting and rapid changes in the region.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation has exclusively retained The 360 Group of San Francisco to assist with this search. Please visit https://the360group.us/SVCF_EVPFBD_PD.pdf to review the complete position description, which includes detailed application instructions. No calls, please. Earlier applicants may receive priority consideration. To be considered, The 360 Group encourages all interested candidates to submit their applications promptly.
Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc.
Oakdale, MN, USA
Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. (EOR) is an engineering and environmental consulting firm that specializes in: WATER (watersheds + water resources), ECOLOGY (ecosystems + natural resources) and COMMUNITY (civil engineering, landscape architecture + planning). We have an exciting opportunity for an individual who is eager to be a leader in a multi-disciplinary environment.
We are looking for a HR Generalist to join and lead our Human Resources department. The HR Generalist will work closely with the management team, accounting personnel, department managers, and all employees to successfully provide relevant HR support to grow and retain our exceptional team by providing the very best benefits, company policies and work environment for our employees.
Qualified candidates should e-mail a letter of interest and résumé (including 3 references with current contact information) to Susan Nelson (email@example.com). Please visit our website at www.eorinc.com for further information on our company, services, and projects.
Closing Date: 4/10/2019
EOR is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Cambridge, MA, USA
Customer Service Representative (Donor Relations)Development DepartmentUnion of Concerned ScientistsCambridge, MA
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation, and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.
Last year, more than 130,000 members contributed more than $13 million to support the work of UCS, thanks to the work of a busy and well-coordinated fundraising team. This team is now seeking a Customer Service Representative (Donor Relations) to be the first point of contact for members and supporters who call into our office with questions and concerns. The ideal candidate will be calm and collected on the phone, efficient and eager when solving problems, and organized and on top of the many activities the fundraising team oversees.
The Customer Service Representative answers the phone for our dedicated membership line, screens the general UCS email inbox, responds to inquiries, and keeps members informed about UCS activities. Other tasks include writing correspondence with donors, helping administer monthly giving and mid-level donor programs, and preparing applications for workplace giving campaigns. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the work UCS does, how our department supports this work, and about fundraising in general.
Acts as primary staff contact with donors for a national nonprofit.
Daily tasks include answering the membership telephone line and reviewing and responding to the public email inbox.
Responsible for providing excellent donor relations by answering a variety of inquiries and resolving membership questions.
Works with other UCS staff to handle inquiries as needed, and to craft responses to frequently asked questions.
Assists with database management, including updating and maintaining accurate donor records, doing occasional data entry, tracking donor interest areas, and running weekly/monthly department reports.
Handles logistics for the monthly giving program, including providing outstanding customer service to monthly donors who call or email, updating recurring gift changes and cancellations, and working with vendors to resolve donor issues and ensure accuracy of donor records.
Provides administrative support for the mid-level donor program
Maintains schedule of state and federal workplace giving campaigns and submits applications for eligible campaigns throughout the year.
Writes and sends assorted correspondence to members, including email correspondence and occasional letters or special acknowledgements.
Sorts and handles hard copy mail that is returned to us daily from lockbox vendor.
Qualifications and Experience
Strong written and verbal communication skills are required.
Excellent customer service skills are required.
An interest in interacting with UCS members and the general public by phone on an ongoing daily basis is required, including a warm, tactful, but efficient phone manner, and a tolerance for customer service calls that can be repetitive and/or difficult
Database and Microsoft Office proficient. Knowledge of Raisers Edge a plus.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines simultaneously.
Strong attention to accuracy and detail.
Writing and proofreading skills are desirable.
Familiarity with and interest in fundraising techniques and donor relations is preferred.
Work requires two years of comparable and relevant experience.
Occasionally lifts and carries stock boxes or bulk mail; spends extended periods at computer terminal.
Zero to 5 days of overnight travel may be required per year.
At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.
UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.
Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $41,800. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org. A listing of all open jobs is available at https://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs.
To Apply: Visit https://www.workable.com/j/D6C2163647 and upload a cover letter and resume. Please include salary requirements in the cover letter. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.
Deadline: April 12, 2019 or until filled.
Washington, DC, USA
The FrameWorks Institute — a nonprofit think tank that conducts and applies communications research to advance change on progressive social issues — seeks a Vice President of Operations to innovate and lead the organization’s operations and human resources work. Reporting to the CEO and managing a small team, this position ensures that the organization works effectively, efficiently, and meaningfully in an effort to maximize the impact of FrameWorks’ programmatic work.
The successfull candidate will join FrameWorks’ senior leadership team and work closely with the CEO to ensure that the organization’s staff are well-supported and its systems are running efficiently. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced professional with a strong track record of establishing and enhancing organizational operations, including project management, finance, budgeting, contracting, business and project development, human resource management, and staff development. We are looking for a decisive and clear leader who takes initiative, collaborates effectively, and shows results.
FrameWorks Institute staff of 25 is comprised primarily of PhD-level researchers; the organization has a vibrant intellectual life. Candidates should be intellectually curious, managerially experienced, organizationally savvy, engaged in social issues, and highly motivated to help drive social change through the power of communications.
This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. and requires up to 15% travel.
Develop deep knowledge of the organization’s culture, structure, work, strengths, and challenges to generate creative, effective ways to improve functioning, procedures, protocols, and planning.
Develop and implement effective project management systems to improve monitoring, decision-making, and problem-solving throughout a project’s life cycle (from proposal development through final reporting).
Establish and oversee enhanced procedures for resource allocation, budgeting, fiscal planning, and internal financial reporting.
Formulate high-level organizational strategy with other members of the leadership team.
Manage vendor relationships and projects.
Organize and coordinate inter-departmental work flow and operations.
Manage and execute contracting and reporting for multiple projects.
Set comprehensive goals for performance at the organization, unit, and staff level.
Enhance the organization’s approach to talent development, identifying and implementing ways to encourage maximum performance, dedication, and job satisfaction of staff members.
Manage and enhance professional relationships with a wide range of vendors and other external parties.
Ensure compliance with legal standards, accounting regulations, and funder specifications.
Represent the organization at meetings, conferences, and similar events.
Expertise in analyzing and enhancing organizational and operational systems
Efficiency, decisiveness and the ability to get things done
High social intelligence
The ability to anticipate needs and take steps to address them
Impeccable communication skills, both verbal and written
Demonstrated project management skills
Ability to collaborate effectively with individuals from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds
Clarity in analyzing a problem, and formulating and implementing solutions
Enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, “can do” attitude
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
The ideal candidate will possess:
Proven, significant experience as an administrative or operations executive in a mission-driven organization
Demonstrated knowledge of organizational functions (HR, IT, finance, etc.) and experience in improving and running them
Experience working in fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, collaborative teams and managing and supporting high-level staff
Track record in innovating and implementing systems solutions to solve organizational issues and improve overall functioning
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary will be commensurate with experience. At every level within the organization’s personnel structure, FrameWorks’ salaries are competitive with similar nonprofits of comparable size. FrameWorks values its staff and offers a comprehensive benefits package including generous medical insurance, vacation, and family leave benefits; retirement and life insurance; optional pre-tax salary deductions for child care, medical, and transportation expenses; options for occasional telework; and more.
Review of applications will begin on April 5th, 2019 and continue until the search process concludes. So that we can assess your contributions to FrameWorks, please submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject header line Vice President of Operations.
Resume or CV with complete employment history and educational background
Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and its relevance to your career goals and your past experience
Recommendations of potential candidates are welcome. All recommendations, applications, and inquiries will be kept confidential.
FrameWorks Institute is deeply committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. Accordingly, the organization’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. Applications from people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBT are warmly encouraged.
The FrameWorks Institute conducts, publishes, and shares communications research to prepare nonprofit organizations to expand their constituency base, build public will, and further public understanding of specific social issues. Since 1999, FrameWorks has combined theories and research methods from the cognitive and social sciences to investigate how Americans view a variety of social issues: children’s issues, education, public health and health access, food quality and safety, oceans and climate change, racial disparities, immigration, the role of government, and more. This work has now expanded to influence NGOs working on these issues in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, South Africa, and the U.K. In recent years, FrameWorks has developed an ever more sophisticated curriculum, including new online interactive courses, to help policy experts and advocates, scientists and community educators use this research to improve public understanding of complex social issues. Over this period, we have built an institution that is highly regarded in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and have contributed to the development of a community of active framers who access and use our research to build public will and redirect public thinking. In 2015, FrameWorks was one of nine nonprofits worldwide to be recognized with the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. For more information, see www.frameworksinstitute.org.