AFPNEO Jobs Board

The AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter offers this job posting service for its members.

To post a job announcement, complete the Jobs Form.

Job postings must be related to fundraising, development, and/or nonprofit management (executive director, program director, etc.).

All job listings will be posted in a biweekly update sent to our listserv of more than 1,000 nonprofit and fundraising professionals. To register for these announcements, click here.

Members may post at no cost.

Cost for non-members is $50 per posting.

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Grant Writer | Akron Zoo

Deadline: 12/30/2019

The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for the creation and submission of grant proposals based on Akron Zoo priorities and funding opportunities. This individual conducts the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage applications to foundation and corporate sources. This includes researching, compiling, writing and editing grant applications, as well as developing templates to streamline the grant proposal process. Essential job functions: - With Chief Development Officer, identifies Zoo priorities and opportunities for grant funding. - Works with Zoo departments to obtain necessary information and data required for proposals/grants and applications. - Identifies and conducts prospect research on foundations and corporations for potential grant requests of support. - Develops and prepares proposals and grant applications according to guidelines. - Complies with all follow-up grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors. Works with Finance and program staff to develop reports. - Establishes and maintains personal contact and relationships with current and new foundation contacts and program officers. Attends in-person visits as needed. - Maintains master calendar for all grant activity, which will include submitted proposals and grant requests; maintains current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting. - Assists with other projects as requested. - Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, regular written updates, and when appropriate, by arranging onsite tours. Qualifications: The candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, Humanities, communications, or related fundraising field. 2-4 years minimum of grant writing or relative experience required. For complete posting visit .

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Grant Writer | Battered Women's Shelter/ Rape Crisis Center

Deadline: 12/31/2019

Battered Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Summit & Medina counties seeks seasoned grant writer for full time position. $45-55k range with benefits. Must have experience with federal grants and some experience with grants for crime victims. Submit resume and cover letter to

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Director of Development | Akron Urban League

Deadline: 12/31/2019

The Akron Urban League is looking for a full time Director of Development to join their team in an exciting time of organizational growth and development. The role reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for philanthropic revenue to support the organization’s nonprofit mission to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Summit County, particularly African Americans, by advocating and facilitating programs that are economically and educationally transformational, impacting their lives and the lives of future generations. The Director of Development will provide the necessary vision, leadership, and fundraising skills which will enable the organization to achieve its fundraising goals. S/he will have substantial fundraising and management experience, a talent for building relationships, and a proven track record in securing support from foundations, corporations, government, and individual donors. Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Establish the vision and strategic direction, and oversee all of the Development activities for the Agency. • Direct and oversee the implementation of all fundraising plans, programs and efforts including annual fundraising, major gifts, grants, special events, etc. • Develops strategies to secure ongoing significant sources of private/unrestricted funds to support the agency. • Executes innovative ways of raising increased funding from foundations, corporations, individuals, government agencies and other sources. • Ensures the continual development of prospect leads to support major gift emphasis. • Participates in key meetings and solicitations with potential donors identified by the CEO for ongoing operations then carries out personal solicitation calls. • Develop and manage strategic relationships with donors, the philanthropic community and key stakeholders and participate in community events to represent the Agency. • Prepares and assists in preparing for the Development Committee meetings • Maintains good working relationship with the Board members. • Support the Board in fundraising activity including training, material development, relationship management, and ongoing donor cultivation efforts. • Works with the Director of Finance on the financial components of the long-range strategic plan, ensuring financial strength with growth. • Ensure implementation of strategic plans and related tactical plans and activities for all development efforts, including fundraising and grants; donor relations; donor record management and reporting; events; media and communications; branding; etc. • Develop budget projections and recommend fundraising goals to President/CEO and the Board. • Lead and oversee the agency’s annual Special Events Job Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Marketing, Communications or related field, preferably with a Graduate Degree in Business, Marketing or related field • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) certification or equivalent preferred • 5-10 years’ experience in fundraising, including leading campaigns, major gift programs, and event management, etc. or equivalent. • Interpersonal skills, especially negotiation, influencing, relationship building, and collaboration • Ability to be authentic and approachable; and can garner trust among peers, staff, donors, Board, etc. • Proficient in donor tracking via fund development software (Salsa Labs, Raiser’s Edge, etc.) • Ability to build relationships with diverse individuals and groups • Strong Computer and social networking skills • Ability to remain focused, results oriented and decisive • Strategic thinking skills with good judgment Job Working Conditions: Typical office environment Travel within the State of Ohio; mostly local travel

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Major Gift Officer | The Village at Marymount

Deadline: 12/31/2019

MAJOR GIFT OFFICER JOB DESCRIPTION Purpose of Your Job Position The Major Gift Officer will work with the governing board, President and senior management team to create and oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, securing donors and contributions and in-kind resources. Such funding will ensure the longevity of our organization. Major Duties and Responsibilities Plan development activities: 1. Collaborate with the Board of Directors, President, Senior Management Team, and Director of Mission Integration to create a Development Plan that includes short- and long-term strategic goals that will create revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization. 2. Develop and implement comprehensive development plan in accordance with ethical fundraising principles while maintaining accountability and ensuring compliance with all regulations and laws. 3. Identify and address development issues that effect the well-being and efficacy of the organization. 4. Foster a culture of philanthropy and ensure that fund development is executed in keeping with the organizatio's values, vision, and mission. 5. Establish a balanced mix of donor sources and fundraising programs to attract and retrain donors and fundraising volunteers. 6. Create and revise correspondence, case statements, and gift proposals as required. 7. Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved. 8. Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary. Organize development activities: 1. Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund-raising processes are carried out in a timely manner. 2. Develop policies and procedures for the development function which reflect ethical fundraising practices. 3. With the assistance of The Village at Marymount staff, prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the Development Plan to generate funds for the organization. 4. Assist in the planning of special fundraising events as specified in the Development Plan to generate funds for the organization; assist in deploying volunteers and staff to aid in the execution of these events. 5. Identify and cultivate corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization's fundraising priorities. 6. Oversee the administration and maintenance of a donor database files, including those used to track donor and gift information. Respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information (Organization currently uses: Greater Giving and Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge). 7. Present to the Board of Directors and organization staff as required. 8. Coordinate in-kind donations and make decisions regarding the issuing of receipts. 9. Engage volunteers for special development projects using established volunteer management practices. Manage development budget: Participate in the revenue and expense budgeting process: 1. Manage the preparation of regular reports on fundraising progress, and budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising. 2. Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on development and recommend changes as necessary. Promote the organization: 1. Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization. 2. Develop a comprehensive communication plan working collaboratively with the Director of Media Relations to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization. 3. Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of philanthropic materials. 4. Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization. 5. Attend meetings and special events, including Celebration of Life Gala, Wall of Distinction, and recognition events. Host and assist with the coordination of periodic seminars designed to provide information regarding gifts to relevant constituents associated with our organization. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities - Bachlor's degree in business or a related field require, Master's degree preferred. - At least five years of experience in a non-profit leadership position or similar major gift solicitation. - Familiar with operational processes in nonprofits and legalities surrounding non-profit fundraising techniques. - Proven track record of success in major gift solicitation. - Strong interpersonal, decision-making analytical thinking, data analysis and leadership skills. - Occasional travel required.

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Program Manager of School Events | Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

Deadline: 01/13/2020

Are you a strategically-minded relationship builder interested in deepening your fundraising abilities? If so, consider joining the Office of Institutional Advancement at the Mandel School. We're a dynamic, ambitious team dedicated to engaging donors, alums, community partners and other stakeholders in promoting the school's strengths to strengthen its financial future. Program Manager of Mandel School Events The Program Manager of Events will lead the strategy, planning, and execution of meetings, programs and events for The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences that are hosted by the Dean, Associate Dean of Development and External Relations, Director of Admissions, senior staff and internal as well as external client events as approved by the Associate Dean of Development and External Relations. As the lead, the Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of assigned events including budget/invoice planning and coordination, forecasting, planning and coordinating with the facilities and finance teams, purchase orders, preparing event presentations, list coordination, managing vendor and client relationships and overseeing meeting/event logistics. Work involves independent judgment and decision making to implement strategies and tasks necessary to handle all aspects of the events. To apply, go to, choose whether you are an external or internal (CWRU employee) applicant and search for job 8052.

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Ten Star Chapter


Friends of Diversity Award

AFP Northeast Ohio Chapter
© 2015-2019 AFPNEO.
All rights reserved.

Vondea Sheaffer, President

PO Box 1286, Bath OH 44210
Fax 330-315-0399


Designed & hosted by
Jacq Connect