University of Minnesota Foundation
This position is responsible for securing significant philanthropic support for the University of Minnesota, with particular emphasis on clinical and medical center-wide related initiatives and priorities in the Medical School with particular emphasis on orthopedics, anesthesiology including the pain management clinic, and radiology including the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR). This individual is responsible to develop strategic strategy, cultivate and then solicit major gifts to support resident education, clinical and basic science research, and clinical care, along with priority capital needs. Philanthropic support focus is on securing major gift prospects primarily with individuals, foundations, corporations and businesses.
RESPONSIBILITIESMajor Gifts • Develop prospect strategy, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors with a focus on major gift prospects for priority projects within orthopedics, anesthesiology including the pain management clinic and radiology departments including CMRR.• Develop and actively advance an annual plan of work, including specific fundraising, prospect development and programmatic goals with an emphasis on achieving performance metrics. • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of the medical school assigned areas and philanthropic priorities to effectively and compellingly present its case to prospects and donors.• Build and manage a portfolio of approximately 150 major gifts ($50,000 and above) prospects. Take timely and strategic steps in moving prospects through the major gift cycle of identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Utilize various giving methods such as current, deferred giving, and non-cash gifts. • Total annual gift production expectations for this level of position range from approximately $500,000 to $1 million. Works closely with prospect management and development leaders to set appropriate annual goals.• Effectively manage competing priorities within a complex environment both within and across the three departments.• Develop, manage and lead specific fundraising projects pertaining to areas of focus. • Initiate and oversee the development of proposals and written material in support of specific major gift fundraising initiatives within the assigned areas. • Utilizes University of Minnesota Foundation centralized resources to achieve and exceed established standards and metrics for the position.Volunteer Management • As needed, recruit, organize and work with volunteers in support of priority fundraising projects.
Organizational • Complete, file and maintain accurate, relevant and timely reports and records of donor/prospect contacts by utilizing database, employing discretion while recording information of relevance to appropriate individuals. • Clear and coordinate prospective donors through appropriate UMF Foundation procedures to ensure effective solicitation of the donor that maximizes the gift to the University and the donor’s satisfaction with the institution. • Serve as a member of the overall development team by collaborating with colleagues across disciplines and other Foundation staff on donor strategies• Attend University and external functions as recommended.• Serve on committees as appropriate.• Prepare reports and other required information as requested. • Accept and implement other specific assignments as directed.This position requires some weekend and evening attendance at various University and external functions and occasional travel.
Location: San Francisco, CA or Remote
The Community Resources team distributes funds and other resources via several participatory grantmaking programs, aimed at supporting mission-aligned organizations, groups, and individuals around the world. These programs support a variety of inspiring community-driven experiments, projects and programs, from outreach and events to research and tool-building.
The Program Officer works in coordination with volunteer grant committees to distribute these funds and other resources. They work across the different grant portfolios, with a focus on managing Conference & Event Grants for this next year and possibly beyond. In light of our new movement strategy, we will be restructuring our grant programs to transition to an improved resourcing model with a focus on supporting marginalized knowledge and communities.
The Conference & Event Grants program provides funding and planning support to groups to host local, regional, or thematic conferences that bring Wikimedians together for experience sharing, skill building, and networking. Recent conferences took place in Tunisia, Indonesia, Sweden, Korea, Mexico, Argentina, and more. The Program Officer works with applicants to develop proposals, review applications and reports, administer grants, and provide support during the conference planning process to support effective events in our communities.
Oversee the Conference Grants program, working with committees and grants administrator as needed to move applicants and grantees through the entire process.
Solicit and review grant proposals, including providing analysis and appropriate guidance to applicants in the pre-planning stage and coordinating committee review.
Evaluate new grant applications for eligibility and monitor for compliance as needed. Coordinate with other Program Officers as necessary to understand how new grant applications may impact applicants and their communities.
Be the primary point of contact at WMF for assigned grantees. Respond to requests in a timely way (generally within 3 business days).
Ensure grants include clear goals and effective measures of success, and help grantees measure and track their progress. Develop strategies for tracking short and long term outcomes.
Lead calls and support current and prospective grantees to engage in more in-depth discussions around conference planning, including community engagement assessments, program design, scholarship review, and strategies for financial support.
Provide guidance on implementing friendly space policies for events and support resolution of issues that arise.
Facilitate or lead constructive discussion about grant proposals online and offline (including enforcing the friendly space expectations), and involve staff and community members where their guidance is needed. Negotiate a mutual agreement on a way forward with applicants and grantees, where possible.
Work with the grants administrator to shepherd each grant through the approvals process in a timely way. Review and process changes to current grants.
Review open grant reports and provide applicants with timely constructive feedback.
Develop resources to guide grantees through planning, application, event management, and reporting. Maintain these resources on the grantmaking portals, and proactively support others in knowing about and using these resources.
Participate in annual planning process and tracking of the Conference Grants budget throughout the year.
Maintain accurate grant data in Fluxx and other relevant tracking systems.
The Program Officer works within the Foundation's Community Resources team, under the management of the Senior Program Officer. The position involves some international travel (2-4 trips a year).
At least 2 years of experience in program or project management with a track record of success, preferably including much of the following: project planning, evaluation, budgeting, workflow management, and grant monitoring and reporting.
Experience communicating in different cultural and geographic contexts (and with those with a cultural or geographic perspective different from your own), and an understanding of how to navigate new cultural and geographic contexts and situations.
Experience mentoring others. You’ve not only managed your own programs in the past, you’ve also had some experience supporting others to achieve their goals, and have built meaningful relationships with others to exchange learning and grow together.
Experience with community organizing. You thrive working in collaborative groups and you are skilled in bringing out the best in people working together in a collaborative structure, you are organized and thoughtful about how you communicate with others and when, and you understand how your work and actions (and how you communicate about them) may affect your colleagues and those you serve.
Ability to take existing systems and organize them into well-oiled operations. We’re constantly piloting and ongoing experimentation is welcome, but we also need you to take what’s been learned and create effective systems and processes.
Experience in the non-profit sector (paid or unpaid), ideally involving making or receiving grants and working in a collaborative setting (such as serving on a committee or nonprofit board).
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English. Proven facility (ability to work) in at least one language other than English is preferable. Ideally, you have some experience communicating (in English) with those for whom English is not a first language.
You are skilled in building and cultivating relationships, you are skilled in listening, and you are skilled in delivering information and express points of view effectively and respectfully in both private and public settings.
Experience working independently: someone who will thrive working in a small team where other team members depend on you to deliver on your commitments. Comfort with ambiguity and complexity. Able to negotiate with people having sharply defined opinions while maintaining respectful relationships.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
The Wikimedia Foundation is...
...the nonprofit organization that supports Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia free knowledge projects. Our vision is a world in which every single human can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. We believe that everyone has the potential to contribute something to our shared knowledge, and that everyone should be able to access that knowledge, free of interference. We host the Wikimedia projects, build software experiences for reading, contributing, and sharing Wikimedia content, support the volunteer communities and partners who make Wikimedia possible, and advocate for policies that enable Wikimedia and free knowledge to thrive. The Wikimedia Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organization that relies on donations. We receive financial support from millions of individuals around the world, with an average donation of about $15. We also receive donations through institutional grants and gifts. The Wikimedia Foundation is a United States 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with offices in San Francisco, California, USA.
The Wikimedia Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply
Benefits & Perks *
Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage for employees and their eligible families (yes, fully paid premiums!)
The Wellness Program provides reimbursement for mind, body and soul activities such as fitness memberships, baby sitting, continuing education and much more
The 401(k) retirement plan offers matched contributions at 4% of annual salary
Flexible and generous time off - vacation, sick and volunteer days, plus 19 paid holidays - including the last week of the year.
Family friendly! 100% paid new parent leave for seven weeks plus an additional five weeks for pregnancy, flexible options to phase back in after leave, fully equipped lactation room.
For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program
Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses
Telecommuting and flexible work schedules available
Appropriate fuel for thinking and coding (aka, a pantry full of treats) and monthly massages to help staff relax
Great colleagues - diverse staff and contractors speaking dozens of languages from around the world, fantastic intellectual discourse, mission-driven and intensely passionate people
* for benefits eligible staff, benefits may vary by location
Annual Report - 2017
Washington, DC 20036, United States
Position Summary Flamboyan Foundation seeks a driven and talented Communications Associate to support a variety of day-to-day programmatic and administrative tasks for the Communications team, in order to help us achieve our organizational goals. The Communications Associate will be expected to produce high-quality communications materials, contribute to online and social media content development and support meetings, interviews and events. The ideal candidate brings excellent project management, design, written communication, administrative skills, social media and web-savviness, and a willingness to step up and pitch in in any way possible with high quality work. Currently in our sixth year of operation in D.C., Flamboyan works closely with 44 public and public charter schools. Flamboyan also works closely with D.C. Public Schools and several teacher and leader preparation programs to build the capacity of school leaders and teachers to implement effective family engagement practices. We are looking for an outcomes-oriented, mission-driven team member to help us achieve this vision as a core member of our team. The Communications Associate position offers an exciting opportunity to work in a growing, entrepreneurial, and collaborative environment that is working to change the culture of how D.C. families and educators partner on behalf of students. Responsibilities Support Writing, Editing, Design and Production of D.C. Program Communication MaterialsMonitor and ensure correct usage of brand and identity guidelinesHelp write and edit blog posts, newsletter content, press releases and other written collateral about Flamboyan’s family engagement workSupport the creation of talking points, speeches, presentations, and fulfillment of requests for information as neededIn collaboration with the Director of Communications, engage stakeholders via Flamboyan’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, etc.); identify promising new social media opportunities; track performance and prepare monthly analysis; monitor social media for mentions of Flamboyan and opportunities to engageCopy-edit materialsUpdate and support DC portions of the website; collaborate with counterpart in Puerto Rico on maintenance of their contentPhotograph and video record and edit meetings, events, and interviewsEdit and produce basic videosHelp develop promotional materials designed to highlight specific initiativesHelp design and produce social media/digital banners, sponsorship ads, electronic newsletters, one-pagers, and other materials Support Media Relations
Monitor and track traditional media for mentions of family engagement and Flamboyan and opportunities to engageManage media listDisseminate press releases and media advisoriesCompile and distribute weekly news clips Build and Maintain Organizational Systems
Manage updates to annual editorial calendar and produce monthly analysis on progress and outcomesManage repository of talking points and messagingOrganize and maintain Flamboyan listserv and contact databaseManage communications file architecture and organizational system for Flamboyan’s photos, videos, and communications collateral on internal shared drive and websiteSupport and contribute to efforts to measure progress against strategic goals and to understand and communicate Flamboyan’s impactCompensation Salary is based upon experience and includes a complete benefits package. How we value you Flamboyan offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering 100% of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing 70% of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include an exceptional dental plan, disability insurance, parental leave, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, professional development, and a 403(b) plan with employer matching. We also offer a flexible, family-friendly, beautiful work environment, centered on the philosophy that we value people first and foremost. How to Apply Please email a thoughtfully-written cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis until the position is filled. Applicants should include the words “Communications Associate Application” in the subject line of the email. Flamboyan provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation gender identity or expression, veteran status or disability.Job Requirements: Education and ExperienceBachelor's degree required, preferably with a major in Communications, Journalism, or Public AffairsExperience working or volunteering in an office environment1-2 years experience in a communications/social media/PR field; experience with education and/or children’s issues preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skillsStrong attention to detail and ability to produce error-free workAbility to prioritize and meet deadlines across multiple projects and staff membersCurious and self-starter – always looking for what needs to be done or could be done betterAbility to analyze problems and identify solutions independently and collaborativelyGood sense of humor, cooperative and flexible spiritTech savvy, with a strong command of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, graphic design software, and CMS tools
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