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Posted March 29, 2018
Director of Development
Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences
Buffalo, New York

Department: External Relations
Primary Reporting Responsibility: President and CEO
Status: Full time/Exempt

Summary of Position: Reporting to the President and CEO, the Director of Development is responsible for the strategic management, oversight and implementation of all fundraising efforts of the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve. This position works closely and independently with institutional leadership including members of the Board of Managers and other key volunteers, and senior staff leaders throughout the organization. As part of the Society staff leadership team, the Director will contribute to developing and implementing organization-wide strategies and protocols. The position supervises three professional employees, will carry a portfolio of approximately 50 donors and prospects, and will take the lead in developing competitive grant proposals. The position is accountable for meeting and exceeding total revenue goals in the range of $1 – $2 million annually, and continuously growing and diversifying the supporter base.

Required Education/Experience and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and at least seven years related experience in development
  • Experience working in a well-developed development program, with an understanding of how the function operates at a high level
  • Experience supervising professional staff
  • Experience in grant-writing, both for private foundations and competitive federal grants
  • Sincere interest in stewarding donor relationships and investments, and a desire to work in a donor-centered development culture and produce products of exceptionally high quality.

Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and names of three references to

Posted March 1, 2018
Development Manager
Virginia Air & Space Center
Hampton, Virginia

Poised for a multimillion dollar capital campaign, we will hire a dynamic, creative, expert in the technicalities of fund development in the area of:

  • Annual Fund including mail appeals, email social media, and telephone solicitations
  • Data manipulation to support Annual Fund and Major Gift prospects
  • Donor cultivation and stewardship

The right candidate will have the proven, quantifiable success in managing an Annual Fund program from initiation to completion; proven detailed experience in using data systems to increase development result success; documented outcomes of the how and what of excellent donor cultivation and solicitation including data management for success; have a four year degree and a minimum of five years’ experience in fund development management positions.Respond with a resume specifically addressing the above requirements and a cover letter answering the following questions:

  1. “What multiple purpose does the Annual Fund serve in a successful Fund Development program?”
  2. “How do systems and procedures lead to higher fundraising results?”

Submit cover letter and resume to:
Vanessa Fleming

Posted March 1, 2018
Capital Campaign Manager
Virginia Air & Space Center
Hampton, Virginia

The Capital Campaign Manager will support Virginia Air & Space Center’s Executive Director, consultants, and Board members in their work on the capital campaign.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overall campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment and maintenance of timelines
  • Researching and identifying prospects
  • Scheduling meetings, preparing talking points, assembling presentations, and full meeting prep for Board members and VASC staff
  • Overseeing acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges and preparation of pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements
  • Writing all campaign correspondence including solicitation proposals, meeting requests, and meeting follow up
  • Maintaining master campaign calendar to maximize cultivation events and keep campaign committee on track
  • Organizing and monitoring volunteer assignments and follow-up, and assisting in all aspects of volunteer-led events

VASC seeks a seasoned, responsible, focused individual, with outstanding organizational skills and high level of accuracy. 3 – 5 years’ experience in and knowledge of fundraising, specifically capital campaigns, is required.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Computer literacy including MS Office, online databases and other sources to locate financial and philanthropic information. Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, Board members, donors, and prospective donors.

Bachelor’s degree is required.

Submit cover letter and resume to:
Vanessa Fleming