[Jobs] FW: Please post/forward: Fundraising/Development positions at the ACLU

Maurer, Patricia PMaurer at nfb.org
Tue Mar 19 14:38:24 CDT 2013



From: Heather Krasna [mailto:hkrasna at aclu.org]
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Subject: Please post/forward: Fundraising/Development positions at the ACLU

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Deputy Director of Gift Planning-ACLUF Development Department, NY

Office: National Offices, New York, NY<http://www.aclu.org/careers/1>
Location: New York<http://www.aclu.org/careers/0/37>
February 27, 2013
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF GIFT PLANNING [DEVF-32]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Development Department, NY
For more than 92 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.
The Development Department of the National office in New York City is seeking applicants for a full-time Deputy Director of Gift Planning.
OVERVIEW
The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. Combining litigation with public education, media outreach, advocacy, and lobbying, the ACLU works at the local, state, and federal levels to effect change in the courts and legislatures, as well as in the court of public opinion. The ACLU tackles a vast array of issues, including national security and human rights, free speech, reproductive freedom, women's rights, separation of church and state, racial justice, equality for LGBT people, voting rights, immigrants' rights, criminal justice reform, and ending the death penalty. The ACLU has participated in more cases at the U.S. Supreme Court than any other nongovernmental organization. Effective and efficient, The ACLU is in the 1 percent of charities receiving at least 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.
The national office of the ACLU has approximately 300 employees. Including affiliates, the organization has more than 1,000 employees. The national Development Department raises approximately $70 million annually in private support from major donors, foundations, and more than 500,000 members.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As one of the leaders of a large and sophisticated Gift Planning program, and reporting to the Director of Gift Planning, the Deputy Director of Gift Planning will share responsibility for managing a team of professionals focused on the organization's future revenue growth. The Deputy Director:
*         Holds overall responsibility for leading a team of Associate Directors in personally soliciting planned gifts, and the cultivation and stewardship of planned gift donors, with a focus on the highest capacity prospects.
*         Manages a personal portfolio of donors and prospects, with the expectation that there will be face-to-face donor visits within assigned states.
*         Provides strategic guidance and ongoing supervision to Associate Directors.
*         Oversees the interaction of philanthropy officers with affiliate offices, including advising on individual donor strategies, offering strategic advice on the direction of fundraising programs, and providing more intensive consulting on affiliate campaigns.
*         Collaborates directly with selected affiliates to help realize their full fundraising potential.
*         Directs and manages the infrastructure for gift proposals, solicitation collateral, and ongoing donor cultivations.
*         Manages donor data and management reporting, and supervises other back office functions as needed.
*         Directs and supervises gift planning support staff.
*         Supports senior staff and volunteers as needed, with donor cultivation and solicitation in assigned states.
*         Solicits prospects for planned and outright gifts by collaborating with affiliate staff, the Leadership Gifts unit, colleagues in other Development units, and colleagues in the Legal, Legislative, and Advocacy departments as needed.
*         Assists the Director of Gift Planning in overall strategy for growing revenue in this program.
*         Undertakes special projects under the direction of the Director of Gift Planning.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
*         Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred.
*         A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience required.
*         A proven track record in all aspects of planned gifts fundraising in a sophisticated institution or organization with a reputation for quality and excellence including extensive planned gifts expertise or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
*         A successful track record of identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual donors for planned gifts.
*         Demonstrated ability to successfully manage, mentor and inspire staff.
*         Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort working with donors, volunteers, senior staff, and our affiliates.
*         Excellent communication and relationship building skills; highly skilled in writing and speaking; adept at crafting donor correspondence, proposals and other kinds of communications.
*         Excellent computer skills including experience with donor database management and systems to administer a planned giving program.
*         Superb organizational skills; detail oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet tight deadlines.
*         The ability to accomplish financial and other goals with affiliates while not directly supervising the staff. Strong collaborative, team-building skills essential.
*         Excellent planning, prioritizing, organizational and follow through skills.
*         Ability to think strategically.
*         Experience in a national organization preferred.
*         Ability to represent the organization in a variety of settings.
*         Willingness to undertake significant travel.
*         Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.
COMPENSATION
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter (with salary requirements), resume and a writing sample no more than 1 - 2 pages in length via email to hrjobsINCL at aclu.org<mailto:hrjobsINCL at aclu.org>. Reference [DEVF-32/ACLU-INCL] in the subject line.
Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:
Human Resources
RE: [DEVF-32/ACLU-INCL]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org>.
Correspondence sent to the Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org> address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."



Associate Director of Leadership Gifts-ACLUF Development Department, NY

Office: National Offices, New York, NY<http://www.aclu.org/careers/1>
Location: New York<http://www.aclu.org/careers/0/37>
February 7, 2013
Career Opportunity
Associate Director of Leadership Gifts [DEVF-41/42]
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION
Development Department, NY
For more than 92 years, the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), has been at the forefront of virtually every major battle for civil liberties and equal justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU has offices in all 50 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico, and brings together the country's largest team of public interest lawyers, lobbyists, communication strategists, and members and activists in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.
The Development Department of the National office in New York City is seeking applicants for two full-time positions of Associate Director of Leadership Gifts.
OVERVIEW
The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty. Combining litigation with public education, media outreach, advocacy, and lobbying, the ACLU works at the local, state, and federal levels to effect change in the courts and legislatures, as well as in the court of public opinion. The ACLU tackles a vast array of issues, including national security and human rights, free speech, reproductive freedom, women's rights, separation of church and state, racial justice, equality for LGBT people, voting rights, immigrants' rights, criminal justice reform, and ending the death penalty. The ACLU has participated in more cases at the U.S. Supreme Court than any other nongovernmental organization. Effective and efficient, The ACLU is in the 1 percent of charities receiving at least 9 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.
The national office of the ACLU has approximately 300 employees. Including affiliates, the organization has more than 1,000 employees. The national Development Department raises approximately $70 million annually in private support from major donors, foundations, and more than 500,000 members.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As a member of a sophisticated and growing Leadership Gifts program and reporting to the Director of Leadership Gifts, the Associate Director of Leadership Gifts will contribute to the development of a portfolio of the organization's top contributors. S/he will be responsible for:
*         Actively soliciting and closing gifts of $25,000 or more from ACLU donors and prospects through a strategic nationwide program of face-to-face cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, including renewals, upgrades and continuous strategic identification of new leadership donors.
*         Managing a portfolio of approximately 150-200 donors.
*         Developing and implementing short- and long-term strategic plans for significant income growth from donors at the leadership gift level.
*         Providing executive-level support to senior staff, including appropriate, concise briefing materials in advance of meetings with donors and prospects.
*         Maintaining working knowledge of national programmatic priorities and issues as they occur.
*         Collaborating extensively with affiliate Executive Directors and development staff throughout the country to create and implement donor strategies to meet nationwide funding goals.
*         Developing expert familiarity with assigned affiliates and programmatic needs.
*         Collaborating with affiliate staff via conference calls and visits to build working partnerships; create, review, and implement donor strategies; and drive fundraising activity and moves management.
*         Working effectively with and quickly gaining the respect and support of various and diverse constituencies, including affiliate and national staff members, affiliate board members and other lay leaders, donors, and high net worth prospects.
*         Managing all information relating to current major donors and prospects in a central database, in a manner that emphasizes the highest standards of data integrity.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
*         Bachelor's degree required.
*         A minimum of 5 years experience in development (or equivalent), with 2-3 years of solicitation experience.
*         Proven track record of identifying, cultivating, stewarding, soliciting, and closing gifts of $25,000 or more from prospects and donors.
*         Exceptional analytic skills.
*         Excellent writing, and verbal communication skills and proven ability to craft persuasive proposals and donor correspondence.
*         Sound judgment in maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
*         Strong organizational skills and discipline in stewarding donor information and database records.
*         Ability to follow tasks through to completion.
*         Ability to coach others, including providing and receiving feedback on donor strategies and portfolio development.
*         Strong interpersonal skills and poise; ability to demonstrate diplomacy and grace while working in high-pressure situations.
*         Ability to successfully navigate and thrive in a complex organization. Experience in a national organization with an affiliate or chapter structure is desirable.
*         Willingness and desire to travel frequently to solicit donors and work with a subset of the ACLU's 50+ affiliates on leadership gift efforts.
*         Commitment to and knowledge of ACLU programs and interests.
COMPENSATION
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter (with salary requirements), resume and a writing sample no more than 2-3 pages in length that is relevant to the position by email to hrjobsINCL at ACLU.ORG<mailto:hrjobsINCL at ACLU.ORG> - reference [DEVF-41/42/ACLU-INCL] in the subject line.
Alternatively applications can be mailed to:
Human Resources
RE: [DEVF-41/42/ACLU-INCL]
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage any applicants who need accommodations in the application process to contact: Recruitment at aclu.org<mailto:Recruitment at aclu.org>.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name "ACLU."
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