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Please contact employers before submitting application materials since the status of job openings can change rapidly.

New York, NY: Assistant Director, Outreach

Posted February 8, 2017.

The Council on Foreign Relations is seeking a new Assistant Director of Outreach. The goal of CFR’s Outreach Initiatives is to connect with leaders in a cross-section of American life, including religious leaders and scholars; students, teachers, professors, and higher education administrators; and civic and community leaders. The assistant director will primarily support CFR’s Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative, which provides a forum for congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations to interact with CFR experts and discuss a broad range of international issues. In addition, the National Program & Outreach Department seeks to energize foreign policy discussions nationwide among CFR members and other community leaders.

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Planning and logistics of Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative roundtables, conference calls, workshops, and conferences by drafting and sending event-related correspondence, tracking responses and participation, researching background materials, preparing meeting materials, drafting thank you notes, updating meeting records in organizational database, completing post-event reports, and participating in brainstorming for program topics
  • Cultivating strong relationships with new and existing Outreach constituents through regular email correspondence and calls, as well as periodic meetings and events
  • Using the organization’s database of contacts to analyze trends as well as to research target audiences and speakers
  • Coordinating traditional, online, and social media marketing of CFR materials and publications to Outreach constituents and tracking the results—this includes placing print and online ads and developing the online content for the dedicated Outreach Initiative webpages, monthly eNewsletters, and Twitter feeds
  • Overseeing tracking of Outreach activities in calendars, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Providing general project support to the department, including attending and working at National Program and Outreach events held outside of business hours.

>>>Complete Job Description

Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources department at the above address. PLEASE INCLUDE THE POSITION NAME IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR EMAIL. The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.

Inquiries should contact Human Resources at

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


New York, NY: Vice President, Movement Leadership

Posted January 31, 2017.

Auburn Seminary is seeking a Vice President of Movement Leadership. The Vice President for Movement Leadership is a new position on the program team at Auburn and reports to the Dean. The primary roles of the Vice President are to build and strengthen relationships with faith-rooted leaders from key sectors of the multifaith movement for justice and to direct the Auburn Senior Fellows program. To effectively support and equip leaders of faith and moral courage who are engaging in justice work, Auburn needs to maintain relationships and networks with leaders across movements. The Vice President for Movement Leadership will develop and strengthen these relationships (in partnership with other Auburn colleagues) and by showing up at key gatherings, identifying sectors of movements Auburn is unknown in and proactively building relationships. The feedback and learning from these relationships will then shape Auburn’s program offerings (both leadership education and research). The Auburn Senior Fellows program, launched in 2014, has become an important community of faith leaders with the potential to catalyze movements. The program currently has 18 Senior Fellows and will likely grow to 22 Senior Fellows in 2017. The Vice President for Movement Leadership will take over the management of, and guide the future vision for, this program as well as directing it. Major aspects of running the program include overseeing the selection process for new Senior Fellows, maintaining close relationships with each Senior Fellow, managing the individual leadership support for each Fellow, sparking and supporting collaboration between Fellows, and leading the development of two Senior Fellow retreats a year (three nights each).

>>>Complete Job Description

Please email your thoughtful cover letter and resume to the attention of Justus Baird, Auburn’s Dean, at

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


New York, NY: Associate Dean

Posted January 31, 2017.

Auburn Seminary is seeking an Associate Dean. The Associate Dean is a new position on the Program Team at Auburn and reports to the Dean. The primary role of the Associate Dean is to take opportunities for educational programs as they emerge and deliver on them through relational work, project management and strategic thinking. Program opportunities emerge both through Auburn’s relationships with partners, donors and clients, and also through the proactive planning efforts of the Program Team. These programs and leadership development experiences generally take the form of a convening, training, consultation or cohort program. The Associate Dean works closely with Auburn team members, Auburn trainers and consultants and with faith-rooted justice leaders and their institutions. The production of quality programs at Auburn requires skilled project management, significant relational savvy, an entrepreneurial spirit and strategic thinking.

>>>Complete Job Description

Please email your thoughtful cover letter and resume to the attention of Justus Baird, Auburn’s Dean, at

Application Deadline: Open until filled.


San Francisco, CA: Major Gifts Director

Posted November 18, 2016

The Major Gifts Director at the San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) serves as a primary external fundraising officer and is an integral team member in the Seminary’s advancement team.  The successful candidate will work with the President to advance opportunities with alumni, corporations, foundations, and other key Seminary donors and prospects to qualify, cultivate, solicit, close and steward major gifts for SFTS priorities.  This position reports to the President of the Seminary.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advance the mission, vision, values, and strategic goals and objectives of the Seminary.
  • Work closely with the President and Advancement Team to execute advancement and campaign priorities.
  • Support the President with Board engagement in giving and prospect work.
  • Serve as a member of the Seminary advancement team and lead prospect management and prospect strategy planning and meetings.
  • Maintain a dynamic portfolio of major gift prospects with a focus on gifts of $10,000 and up.  Build the portfolio to a target of 150 prospects in all phases of the fund raising cycle.
  • Provide unusually good donor stewardship; assure donor wishes and proper gift usage; and work consistently to build trust and advance long-term relationships with donors.
  • Meet or exceed mutually agreed upon major gift program goals and metrics.  Develop and execute an annual operating plan with accountable monthly and quarterly monetary and activity goals.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of priority program planning and related cases for support, with a focus on the Seminary’s major new cutting edge initiative, The Center for Innovation in Ministry.
  • Create and execute major gift fundraising plans that coordinate with the annual fund and alumni programs, and that utilize best practices in major giving including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major donors.
  • Grow the major gift prospect pipeline and donor base.
  • Draft high quality proposals, appeals, letters, emails, and other fundraising communications to support best practice donor engagement.
  • Recruit and staff volunteer advancement and alumni committees and events in the Seminary when requested.
  • Assist with other advancement and Seminary projects as needed and directed by the President.
  • Serve as an exemplary Seminary advocate in the community, with local and regional leaders, alumni organizations, business and corporate partners, and other leaders and key constituents.
  • Be active and involved in the advancement profession, and actively work to build skills through education and training.

>>Complete Job Description

Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to Robert Driver at

Application Deadline: Open till filled.


Durham, NC: Development Director

Posted on November 11, 2016

Housing for New Hope, Inc. prevents and ends homelessness by providing access to housing, healthcare and integrated services in the Durham community. We currently have an opening for a Development Director.

Position Highlights
HNH’s next Development Director will be a skilled and strategic fundraising professional, team leader, and strategist who understands and implements development best practices. The job requires the ability to work collaboratively to lead, manage and mentor colleagues and volunteers who assist with fundraising. The Development Director will be experienced in the full cycle of donor engagement from identification and cultivation to gift closing and stewardship. The person in this position ensures that everyone understands their role in HNH’s fundraising and receives the information, mentoring and assistance they need to be successful.

Education and Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required (graduate degree preferred)
• 5+ years of professional experience running a fundraising program in a nonprofit organization, with a proven record of achieving ambitious revenue targets
• Smart, assertive, and skilled in the full range of fundraising activities including major gifts ($10,000+), matching gifts, planned giving, annual gifts, sponsorship, grants, special events
• Knowledge of the greater Triangle area greatly desired
• Successful grant writer
• Proficiency using a donor database (eTapestry experience preferred)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Flexible and adaptable work style with the ability to work some nights and weekends, manage competing demands and work independently without close oversight

How to Apply:

Submit one document that includes your cover letter (providing your salary requirements and how you learned about the position) and your resume and send via email to:

Application deadline: Open until filled