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The Institute of Noetic Sciences, a research and education nonprofit organization founded by Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, is seeking a senior fundraising professional to join our dynamic and collaborative Development and Communications Team. The Development Manager will be responsible for coordinating our cyclical giving campaigns, securing contributions from a portfolio of donors, stewarding our planned-giving program, and helping to host donor engagement events. Contributions will be used to support scientific research on consciousness and transformation, educational/experiential programs designed to connect people with their higher potentials, and capital improvements for our campus and retreat center an hour north of San Francisco.
This is a unique opportunity to work at an outstanding organization with the mission of revealing the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery, creating a more compassionate, thriving, and sustainable world. We are looking for a candidate whose life purpose is aligned with our vision and mission.
You will never be bored at this job! The team is always creatively designing and executing fundraising and donor engagement initiatives, and you’ll have a great space to work, learn, and grow. It’s an exciting time to join our team as we gear up for a comprehensive campaign leading up to IONS 50th Anniversary (five years from now). The majority of the work will be on campus, and some telecommuting is possible. The Development Manager works closely with and reports to the Director of Development and Communications.
- Manage our key development programs: annual giving, planned giving, membership.
- Drive the success of IONS’ fund development operations, representing an overall donor base of 3,000 people located across the U.S. and around the world.
- Personally cultivate, steward, and grow portfolio of mid-level and major donors.
- Coordinate cyclical/seasonal giving campaigns.
- Expand and execute, in partnership with the team, a comprehensive estate/planned giving strategy.
- Help to coordinate, host, and manage fundraising and member engagement events, including the IONS Biennial Conference and associated fundraising events.
- In coordination with department and organization leadership, identify, develop, propose and implement strategies for donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
- Track progress using Moves Management tools, including recording all interactions with donors in Donor Perfect.
- Build relationships and work collaboratively with staff and leadership.
- Collaborate with database coordinator and finance department to appropriately track and prepare monthly, quarterly, annual, and as-needed reports and projections.
- Collaborate with Development and Communications Director and other staff to create collateral materials (annual reports and sponsorship deck, for example) for donor/prospect meetings.
- Embody the vision, mission, values and strategic objectives of the organization.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Track record of successful fundraising or sales, with at least three years experience.
- Success in asking and receiving donations.
- Experience in coordinating fundraising campaigns, with experience in planned giving a plus.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to clearly link IONS mission and programs with funders’ priorities.
- Disciplined self-starter who can set and achieve goals.
- Ability to complete your own administrative tasks.
- Ability to prioritize projects, meet deadlines, manage several projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, while keeping a positive attitude.
- Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity.
- High level of computer literacy (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs) and familiarity using donor databases, DonorPerfect a plus.
- Flexibility and a good sense of humor are highly desirable.
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed, some travel required.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in this position, please first visit and thoroughly explore noetic.org. Then submit cover letter and resume electronically to the hiring manager by March 15, 2019. Include your name and “Development Manager” in the subject line, and submit cover letter, resume, and any additional materials as separate attachments. No phone calls, please.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This is a full-time salaried position, with compensation dependent on experience. Position includes competitive vacation, paid holidays, and health, dental, and basic life insurance.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.
About the Institute of Noetic Sciences
IONS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to revealing the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery, creating a more compassionate, thriving, and sustainable world.
We conduct, advance, and broaden the science of what connects us, reaching new understandings about the nature of reality and our extended human capacities. From what we learn, we create real-world tools that empower people to apply conscious awareness in their personal lives, and in healthcare, education, and business. At our EarthRise campus and online, we host a vibrant community of explorers and change agents who are working together to create a shift in consciousness worldwide.
IONS has over 3,000 annual donors, with more than 10% of them considered major donors. Over 5000 people per year attend programs at our 194-acre campus an hour North of San Francisco. Through our email and online networks we directly reach over 150,000 people and collaborate with various sister organizations to extend our reach to over 1M people. We have a $6M annual budget, and plan to raise over $30M in the next five years to support programs and campus improvements. Donors look to IONS as a source of scientific validation for transformative experiential practices, to find themselves in a robust community, and to deepen their personal experience at the nexus of science and spirituality. Visit noetic.org to learn more.
Volunteer Needed to Assist Researchers on the Spiritual Competencies Project
Study: Researchers at the Institute of Noetic Sciences are seeking a volunteer to assist in a research project to study training for people working in mental health care professions. The ultimate goal of this study is to develop Spiritual Competencies for mental health professional training programs. Participants in the study complete an online survey and we are seeking a volunteer to assist with researching sources and collecting emails of people in specific mental health care fields to email the survey to.
Benefits of Volunteering: The volunteer will gain skills in the recruitment process for qualitative mental health care research, as well as provide support vital support in the advancement of spiritual and noetic content and practices in mental health care!
Volunteer Duties: The volunteer will help us find contacts for survey distribution. Tasks include: searching for and tracking mental health care professional emails in an Excel document from contact lists of various websites of mental health care organizations.
Time Frame: Immediately until 3/31.
Exclusions: Must live in the US, speak fluent English, have regular access to a computer and the internet.
Hours per week: 5 hours per week
To apply for the Spiritual Competencies Volunteer Position:
Send an email to email@example.com, with “Spiritual Competencies Volunteer” in the email subject line and the following information in the body of the email:
- Your Full Name
- The state you live in and your phone number
- The date you can start the volunteer position
- How many hours you have available per week between now and 3/31
- Why you are interested in volunteering for this project
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The Institute of Noetic Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.
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…to simple administrative tasks (mass mailings, filing and organizing)
…to projects that call for professional expertise (such as grant and professional writing, and marketing assistance).
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