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Posted October 5, 2018
Development and Planning Manager
University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute
Lawrence, Kansas
Salary: $47,500+

The University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute seeks a Development and Planning Manager to plan and implement development activities and events, and coordinate with Natural History Museum staff on programming and activities. Responsibilities include managing museum memberships, donors and prospective donors, participating in development solicitations, organizing fundraising and public engagement events, and serve as liaison with the BI’s Board of Advisors. This person should be enthusiastic, comfortable presenting to diverse groups, have strong written and oral communication skills, and be highly organized. Bachelor’s and 1 year related professional, supervisory and project management experience required. Master’s and 5 years experience preferred. Apply online at Review begins 10/29/2018. KU is an EO/AAE, full policy:

Posted September 7, 2018
Director, Institutional Advancement
Aquarium of the Bay
San Francisco, California

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director, Institutional Advancement will lead and manage and comprehensive institutional advancement program. The Director’s primary goal is to research, identify, solicit and generate funding for through grants, memberships, sponsorships, donations, planned giving and corporate partnerships for operations, programs, endowed positions and capital works.
Well-qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Vicki, Information about the organization may be found at

Posted September 7, 2018
Director, Capital Campaign
Aquarium of the Bay
San Francisco, California

Director, Capital Campaign will manage all aspects of’s capital campaign. Working in collaboration with the President and CEO, and other leaders, staff, and volunteers to identify and classify prospective donors and ensure the implementation of timely cultivation and solicitation strategies. The Director, Capital Campaign will be responsible for maintaining the campaign prospect pipeline, plan, and timeline, fundraising progress reports, and goals. Oversee all aspects of the campaign, campaign reporting, campaign communications, and the execution of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities in support of campaign goals and priorities. Develop and execute a systematic strategic plan to diversify, strengthen and increase the funding base and develop new sources of funding, for both the capital campaign and general operating costs.

Well-qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Vicki, at Information about the organization may be found at

Posted September 6, 2018
Grants Manager
Connecticut Science Center
Hartford, Connecticut

FLSA: Exempt, Full Time (40 Hours)
Reports to: Director of Development


As a member of the Advancement team, the Grants Manager is responsible for cultivating and stewarding vital, long-term relationships with foundations, government entities, and other constituents. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grants Manager contributes to the success of the Connecticut Science Center’s ambitious goals for contributed income by applying thoughtful analytical skills, attention to detail, outstanding communications skills, and a hard work ethic to a variety of fundraising assignments from institutional funders. The Grants Manager plays a pivotal role with internal constituents, particularly Programs, to craft funding requests and other materials, as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write and prepare grant-related submissions (letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports) for foundations, corporations, and government entities. Work collaboratively to develop persuasive language and documentation that results in successful grant awards for a variety of identified Science Center initiatives with an overall fundraising goal in excess of $1M.
  • Serve as the primary relationship officer for key institutional relationships, including communication, reporting, and face-to-face contacts. Grow these relationships into strategic partnerships to meet department, organizational, and mission goals.
  • Play a leadership role internally to identify, shepherd, and realize opportunities for mission-based work that can be appropriately funded. Identify new local and national partnerships that will realize funding or advocacy benefit for the Science Center and subsequently qualify and grow these relationships.
  • Serve as team member and collaborator on funded/to-be-funded pilot projects with Programs, Marketing, and other internal constituencies. Programs include but are not limited to educational initiatives, seasonal programs, and audience building.
  • Other duties as required.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three-five years of experience in a development office or highly relevant related experience, as determined by hiring committee
  • Superior writing capabilities suitable for grant proposals, executive level and public affairs communications, is required.
  • Successful experience in grants development and management, from conceptualization to submission, is desirable.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, persuasively and graciously with donors, including strong telephone, letter writing skills and face to face interpersonal skills
  • Highly detail oriented with strong background in task organization and coordination, task management and task completion.
  • Ability to develop and manage project budgets, including extensive work in Excel
  • Ability to create and modify presentations in Powerpoint
  • Solid experience with Raiser’s Edge or comparable CRM database
  • Always demonstrating a can-do, hands-on attitude; can work both independently and as a supportive, collaborative team member
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and achieve a consistently high level of productivity
  • May require some evening, weekend, and holiday work in support of donor events, meetings, and cultivation initiatives.
  • Writing samples of grants and donor communications will be requested

Physical Requirements:

  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.
  • Occasional standing, walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching and sitting for periods of time.
  • Reaching with hands and arms.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Qualified applicants will go through an application process, interview process and must successfully
complete a background check.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to and please reference
Grants Manager” by Friday, September 28, 2018.

The Connecticut Science Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer