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Please find the current external job postings listed below and contact Jen McNulty at Jen@TaylorMadeExperience.com if you are interested in learning more.

Dog Tag: Director of Development

Dog Tag Inc. is seeking a motivated and energetic individual to join our team as Director of  Development. This individual will be an innovative and results-oriented leader with exceptional interpersonal skills as well as the ability to influence. We are seeking someone who believes deeply in Dog Tag’s mission and can serve as an authentic storyteller and relationship builder to enhance  Dog Tag’s visibility, impact, and sustainability.

Key Responsibilities & Duties 

  • Ability to identify and secure new prospects, in addition to utilizing the existing pipeline (currently at 36% of two-year target) in order to meet the annual target of $3M in contributions in FY22 & FY23.
  • Develop, implement, and deliver on a comprehensive multi-year fundraising plan that supports Dog Tag’s strategic plan to include corporate funding, individual gifts, and foundation/government grants.
  • Cultivate national philanthropic partnerships for funding opportunities in both Washington, DC, and Chicago, Ill.
  • Responsible for engaging in external-facing opportunities, building key partnerships, setting up meetings for CEO to pitch, and participate in external events/networking opportunities for development.
  • Partner with the CEO and the Director of Finance and Strategy to establish and track progress against Dog Tag’s annual fundraising goals/budgets.
  • Actively manage a donor portfolio, including existing corporate partners, major donors, and foundation contributions, as well as government grants.
  • Identify, cultivate and develop new funding and revenue opportunities by acquiring new philanthropic partners and expanding or upgrading the existing donor base, with an  increased focus on corporate funding and major gifts; in particular, building new sources of  unrestricted funding.
  • Develop and maintain in-depth knowledge of the organization, mission, programs, activities, resources, and fundraising needs.
  • Oversee the development and execution of all fundraising and grant proposals, solicitations, gift agreements, grant and/or funder reports, acknowledgments, and any other communications required to support ongoing fundraising activities.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program that cultivates deeper ties with donors. Work collaboratively across the organization to ensure effective stewardship of funders and partners and continually improve the packaging of ongoing programs and services and develop concepts and cases of support for new initiatives.
  • Manage two direct reports, Manager of Major Gifts and the Development and Marketing Coordinator, providing clear goals, coaching, and support.
  • Participates in relationships with any outside agencies and consultants that provide fundraising, promotional, public relations, marketing, and overall brand support.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • A minimum of 6 years of professional experience, at least 3 years of leadership experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources at multiple levels). Relevant corporate sales and management experience considered, but direct nonprofit experience is required.
  • Proven ability to set and articulate a fundraising strategy, build, and execute a development plan, and utilize a metrics-driven approach to evaluate outcomes.
  • Evidence of success and proven expertise securing and managing a wide range of fundraising streams, with particular emphasis on securing corporate partnerships and philanthropic gifts  from major donors; demonstrated ability to secure and manage six and seven-figure
  • Record of team management success and the ability to mentor and motivate staff.
  • Record of success working individually as a self-starter and as a member of a collaborative
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of internal and build long-term relationships.
  • Ability to distill complex programmatic information, outcome data, financials, and policy issues into effective communications materials for diverse target audiences.
  • Advanced proficiency in Salesforce, Microsoft Office Suite, and G-Suite is required; working knowledge of Hootsuite, MailChimp, and social platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)

About Dog Tag

Dog Tag empowers our veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and caregivers to find renewed purpose and community through an unexpected combination of a bakery and a  classroom.

A brick-and-mortar bakery in Washington, DC, we opened our doors in 2014 — a realization of our founders Connie Milstein and Father Rick Curry — both avid bakers and pioneering advocates for military families. They believed that a bakery, welcoming by nature, would serve as an unexpected place to empower transitioning veterans and military families to redefine their future.

With a small but mighty team of over 20 individuals, every brownie we sell drives our mission,  reinforcing that what we do is bigger than a bakery. Working at Dog Tag, you’ll be part of our innovative approach, which consists of a five-month Fellowship Program for those we serve that combines equal parts classroom, bakery, community, and wellbeing. Dog Tag fellows earn a  certificate of business administration in our classroom space; bring their coursework to life by learning the ins and outs of running a successful business in the Bakery; build community with each other; and enhance their well-being by committing time to introspection and personal growth.

Dog Tag’s impact does not stop with the military community we serve. Inspired by what we do, our bakery customers, partners, donors, and volunteers champion our mission beyond the walls of the  Bakery into their own lives, their communities, and across the country.

Learn more at our website: www.dogtaginc.org.

Dog Tag Bakery, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Conquer Cancer Foundation: Senior Director, Major and Planned Gifts

Position Title:                           Senior Director, Major and Planned Gifts

Organization:                             Conquer Cancer Foundation

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Purpose

Provides strategic fundraising and programmatic oversight of Major and Planned Gifts in support of Conquer Cancer’s strategic plan and goals.  ($1M+ goal each year plus identify planned gift donors)

Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of 50-100 major/planned/principal gift donors and prospective donors, matching philanthropic priorities with ASCO and Conquer Cancer funding priorities.
  • Under the direction of the Division Director, Philanthropy, prepare, implement, and evaluate an annual plan, including measurable goals and specific initiatives.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, negotiate, and steward major gifts.
  • Grow and build existing Planned Giving and Major Gift Program (focusing on individuals with capacity to give six- and seven-figure gifts) through planning, implementation, management, and continuous evaluation of programs.
  • Close traditional and complex planned gifts, including but not limited to bequests, charitable gift annuities, and remainder trusts. Applies functional understanding of the terms and principles of planned giving fundraising and ability to intelligently relate to external financial and estate planning professionals.
  • Leads fundraising efforts involving high-level volunteers and C-suite internal leaders, using appropriate forms of communication to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Collaborates on communications and collateral in support of fundraising initiatives.
  • Leads and participates in Division and Conquer Cancer fundraising planning meetings and provides leadership presence at select internal and external meetings.
  • Utilizes donor database program as primary vehicle for moves management, correspondence, tracking, and reporting of work, strategies, and actions.
  • Directs, manages, develops, and mentors frontline major gift officers and any operational and administrative services of the team.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned by the Division Director, Philanthropy.

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of increasing responsibility and goal achievement in non-profit fundraising organizations, with proven success in managing a team toward successful outcomes.
  • 5+ years of experience supervising Major Gift Officers and support positions.
  • Proven success in cultivating, soliciting, negotiating, closing, and stewarding philanthropic gifts at all levels, including among high-net-worth individuals.
  • Previous experience in strategic planning and management of fundraising teams to achieve or surpass increasing fundraising and other goals.
  • Familiarity with “moves management”.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, business development, organization, and computer/pc skills are required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint…) and fundraising software.

Prefered Education & Experience

Master’s Degree and/or Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation

Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally among and between colleagues, direct reports, superiors, and external donors and volunteers for effective relationship-building and execution on work-related plans and goals.
  • Extensive specialized subject-matter knowledge of their work discipline. Recognized as an expert in the professional field.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrated business acumen associated with accountabilities.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and results orientation skills and abilities.

Work Environment

Fast-paced office environment

ADA/Physical Requirements

High use of computer and other office technology equipment.

Travel

More than 30 days/yr

Conquer Cancer Foundation: Senior Director, Major Gifts - Special Programs

Position Title:                           Senior Director, Major Gifts – Special Programs

Organization:                             Conquer Cancer Foundation

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Purpose

Provides strategic fundraising and programmatic oversight of special fundraising programs in support of Conquer Cancer’s strategic plan and goals.  ($1M+ goal each year)

Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of 50-100 major/planned/principal gift donors and prospective donors, matching philanthropic priorities with ASCO and Conquer Cancer funding priorities.
  • Grow existing programs (e.g., Women Who Conquer Cancer) and build new special fundraising programs (focusing on individuals with capacity to give five-six- and seven-figures gifts) through planning, implementation, management, and continuous evaluation of programs.
  • Under the direction of the Division Director, Philanthropy, prepare, implement, and evaluate an annual plan, including measurable goals and specific initiatives.
  • Use all appropriate forms of communication to develop and maintain relationships with high-level volunteers and C-suite internal leaders.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, negotiate, and steward major gifts.
  • Directs, manages, develops, and mentors frontline major gift officers and any operational and administrative services of the team.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned by the Division Director, Philanthropy.

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 10+ years of increasing responsibility and goal-achievement in non-profit fundraising organizations, with proven success in managing a team toward successful outcomes
  • 5+ years of experience supervising Major Gift Officers and support positions
  • Proven success in cultivating, soliciting, negotiating, closing, and stewarding philanthropic gifts at all levels, including among high-net-worth individuals
  • Previous experience in strategic planning and management of fundraising teams to achieve or surpass increasing fundraising and other goals
  • Familiarity with “moves management”
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Excellent communication, presentation, business development, organization, and computer/pc skills are required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint…) and fundraising software

Prefered Education & Experience

Master’s Degree and/or Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation

Competencies

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate professionally among and between colleagues, direct reports, superiors, and external donors and volunteers for effective relationship-building and execution on work-related plans and goals.
  • Extensive specialized subject-matter knowledge of their work discipline. Recognized as an expert in the professional field.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrated business acumen associated with accountabilities.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and results orientation skills and abilities.

Work Environment

Fast-paced office environment

ADA/Physical Requirements

High use of computer and other office technology equipment.

Travel

More than 30 days/yr

60

Years Combined
Experience

10

In-Kind Donations
Procured

50

Sponsorship & Fundraising Calls
Over Last 12 Years

500

Corporations Researched
for Fundraising Opportunities