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Posted October 22, 2021
Development and Fundraising Associate
Kitt Peak National Observatory’s Visitor Center
Tucson, Arizona
Salary Range: $5,0,000–$65,000 with excellent health and wellness benefits

The Kitt Peak National Observatory’s Visitor Center, part of the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab, is looking for a Development and Fundraising Associate. Reporting to the Manager of the Visitor Center, the Associate will work with the Visitor Center team to plan and conduct special fundraising events. They will conduct grant research and write funding proposals as well as develop and maintain dialogues with individual donors to assure their continued engagement. This position will also develop and maintain basic donor databases and organizational tools. We seek a candidate with a bachelor’s degree, five years demonstrated history of successfully leading a development and fundraising program effort at a nonprofit. They will have well-developed and engaging public speaking skills.

We also offer an excellent benefits package and competitive salary, including:

  • Health Benefits – Start first on the month following hire
  • Retirement Options:
    • 401(a) Money Purchase Pension Plan / 10% Employer Contribution
    • 403(b) / Your own retirement contribution
  • Paid Time Off:
    • Vacation / Accrual of up to 24 days per/yr.
    • Paid Sick Leave / 8 hour per/mo.
    • Holiday Time / 10 days per/yr.

View the full job description and application and instructions.

Posted September 30, 2021
Chief Development Officer
Desert Botanical Garden
Phoenix, Arizona
Salary: $200,000

Desert Botanical Garden seeks a proven leader whose participation and experience in their community has demonstrated an ability to increase and sustain a higher level of philanthropy, awareness, and enthusiasm in order to make a difference in the life of an organization. This person will be a strategic thinker with a significant fundraising background or have leadership experience raising money on behalf of a nonprofit institution as well as management expertise leading Board, staff, and volunteers in a strong philanthropic culture. Working with staff to provide excellent team management, leadership, communications, and project management skills is a must. The ability to collaborate with Board members in creating appropriate avenues for their participation in fundraising is highly preferred. Experience with all aspects of fundraising—including capital campaigns, annual funds, grants, special events, endowments and major and planned gifts—is required. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of closing significant gifts of six figures and above. Participation at a leadership level in capital campaign ($20 million or greater) from concept to completion is highly desired. The person the Garden seeks is a self-starter who actively pursues, cultivates, and enjoys building and maintaining strong donor relationships and internal alliances.

For more information visit, https://bit.ly/3nzhJAW.

Posted September 3, 2021
Chief Development Officer
Michigan Science Center
Detroit, Michigan
Salary Range: $100,000–$130,000

Reporting directly to the President and CEO, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will work collaboratively with the CEO and the Board in conducting donor research, establishing prospect lists, coordinating major solicitations and gifts that help support operations and increase impact. The CDO will directly oversee, manage, and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Development team and is accountable for effectively meeting fundraising targets, achieving annual stretch goals, and launching capital campaign activities for the Michigan Science Center.

Interested applicants can apply through the following portal: https://bit.ly/3eLq52Y

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