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(Added 01/21/2019)

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Annual Giving Manager

(Added 01/17/2019)

If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking an Annual Giving Manager who will support LIRS’s ongoing mission by designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive direct marketing strategy to acquire, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors through direct mail and online strategies.

Minimum of 2 days a week to work in the office with the flexibility to telework.


  • Develop an annual multi-channel direct marketing plan through the establishment of goals, objectives, and action steps that will result in increased annual contributions to LIRS from a variety of individual donors.
  • Serve as the lead contact for the direct mail and online fundraising programs, working closely with LIRS’s vendor(s) to develop, implement, and coordinate strategies for donor retention, new donor acquisition, donor upgrades, and monthly conversion.
  • Develop the organization’s paid search and digital lead generation strategy in coordination with LIRS’s vendor(s).
  • Manage a variety of other annual giving campaigns, including monthly giving, social media, workplace giving, staff giving, and donor advised funds.
  • Design and test cultivation and stewardship vehicles designed to keep the organization’s contributors informed and engaged, including but not limited to new donor welcome series, offline and online newsletters, regional and other donor events, and advocacy and volunteer opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Communications and Programs Teams to gather stories, images, and results to be utilized in direct marketing solicitation and cultivation pieces.
  • Develop and manage a financial budget for the annual giving program.
  • Manage LIRS’s annual Combined Federal Campaign.
  • Research and stay up-to-date on annual giving and direct marketing best practices in order to identify opportunities for greater fundraising efficiency and results.
  • Participate in agency-wide and departmental activities, including all-staff and team meetings as well as select working groups and task forces.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • An undergraduate degree required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in nonprofit fundraising with a focus on direct marketing and annual giving (direct mail, online, and social media).
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including active listening.
  • Proven ability to assess priorities and manage a variety of complex activities simultaneously with excellent time management.
  • Excellent writing, editing, research, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and function independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated experience with donor management database (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with and commitment to working in a diverse workforce.
  • Willingness to learn and be flexible.
  • Experience and comfort level in working with churches and congregations is desirable.
  • Experience in working with refugee or migrant populations is desirable.

Organization Summary:

Headquartered in Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor, with offices in Washington, DC, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with a 77-year history, a budget of $58 million per year, and approximately 90 headquarters staff. LIRS offers a generous benefit package and competitive compensation.

LIRS is widely-recognized for its expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living within the borders of the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit a resume and cover letter by COB Friday, February 8, 2019 via

For more information about LIRS, please visit

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

(Added 01/16/2019)

National Wildlife Federation
Manager, Estates and Annuities

(Added 01/16/2019)

The Manager, Estates & Annuities is responsible for the overall administration of the estates and the annuities programs, maximizing philanthropic investment in the National Wildlife Federation. The manager will engage and maintain regular communication with external representatives and work across NWF teams as necessary to resolve any issues and administer all estates and annuities to closure. This is an exciting time of growth at the National Wildlife Federation, and the role is ideal for a gift planning professional who is eager to collaborate with a dynamic team and make meaningful contributions towards the Federation’s mission to protect wildlife and wild places across America.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts a thorough review and analysis of legal documentation received to administer an extensive caseload of wills, trusts and other deferred giving instruments in which the Federation is a named beneficiary.
  • Reviews and analyzes all estate court pleadings including inventories, accountings, statements of assets and estate tax returns to maximize bequest revenues.
  • Maintains proactive communication with fiduciaries and attorneys concerning estate settlement status to help secure the maximum, most cost-effective distributions.
  • Using donor management database, creates a tickler system to proactively manage all open estates and records correspondence to maintain up to date records. Ensures timely recording of bequest receivables with Finance. Works with in-house counsel as needed.
  • Represents the Federation with co-charitable beneficiaries on estate issues, communicating directly with attorneys and outside counsel as directed.
  • Drafts and processes new gift annuity contracts, working directly with donors, internal NWF teams and various firms who manage the Federation’s assets.
  • Maintains gift annuity data entry, paper files and status reports. Manages all paperwork associated with gift annuity agreements and ensures contracts and corresponding paperwork are up-to-date.
  • Arranges stock and mutual fund transfers, and records gift annuity information in the database.
  • Maintains quarterly reserve account statements. Arranges annual review for Gift Planning Team with fund managers and serves as Gift Planning liaison with fiduciary representatives as necessary.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Requires an experienced gift planning professional with knowledge and confidence in the areas of estate and trust law.
  • 5+ years of professional experience as a trust and estate administrator, or relevant gift planning experience at a non-profit organization, is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Paralegal certificate in estate administration (ABA approved certificate) is preferred.
  • Experience navigating estate court filings and procedures and in reviewing and understanding inventories, court accountings and financial statements, as well as knowledge of fiduciary accounting, are essential.
  • Professionalism, with exceptional interpersonal abilities, superior communication skills with an emphasis on first-rate customer service, and excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Entrepreneurial and self-starting, with the demonstrated ability to work independently and, when necessary, as an integral part of the team.
  • Ability to develop reports and conduct analysis aimed at evaluating results and forecasting revenue.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with CRM and other fundraising software, various databases and management reporting tools.
  • High degree of business acumen.

To Apply:

Please visit National Wildlife Federation: Manager, Estates and Annuities.

(Added 01/16/2019)

Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
Development Director

(Added 01/16/2019)

The Development Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing new and ongoing gifts from individuals and foundations in support of Baltimore Yearly Meeting’s (BYM) ministries and programs. The Development Director builds relationships and affinity for BYM and for the future of the Religious Society of Friends throughout the Yearly Meeting. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of relevant and successful fundraising experience.

The Organization:

BYM is a vibrant organization comprised of more than 50 worshipping communities and 6,500 members across the mid-Atlantic region. Since the first great gathering of Friends in Maryland in 1672, BYM has had a long, rich history of worship and social witness. This vibrancy is demonstrated today in an array of programs, the largest of which is a residential summer camping program serving approximately 550-600 campers each year, complemented by a year-round youth activities program. Friends of all ages are invited to attend our weeklong residential Annual Session in August. Adult programs through the year include a Spiritual Formation Program and an annual Women’s Retreat. Other programs support local Meetings, helping to develop leadership and spiritual nurture. BYM staff, along with numerous volunteer committees and working groups, support a wide range of activities, including peace and social justice. BYM is dedicated to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the Yearly Meeting.

The Development Program:

This BYM program focuses on developing a more explicit sense of stewardship, a shared culture of giving, and intentional planning for the future. The Development Committee guides, supports, and assists the Development Director in advancing the Committee’s priorities. The next steps for the program include increasing the number of donors and the average size of gifts, developing major gifts, increasing planned giving, and developing the camp alumni network.

The Development Director:

The Development Director reports directly to the General Secretary and works closely with the Development Committee, other committees, and staff to carry out a comprehensive development plan. The Director communicates the importance and value of BYM to its membership, to Local Meetings, and to the many non-Quakers who participate in BYM’s camping program. This work is carried out by nurturing an understanding of the interconnectedness between members, Local Meetings, and BYM and of the spirituality of giving.


BYM is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring based on race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, age, or national origin.

For more details and a complete job description: Please visit the BYM website at

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to: Development Director Search at

(Added 01/11/2019)

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Acquisitions Assistant

(Added 01/11/2019)

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has an immediate full-time entry-level position for an Acquisitions Assistant in the DAR Library.

Main duties involve interacting with donors and processing book donations, assisting with book ordering; accessioning new books, and handling other administrative office duties including maintaining, purging and retrieving files; answering telephone, mail, and email inquiries relating to acquisition tasks, and providing reference services to library patrons on a daily basis.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience working with visitors or patrons providing information, resources and services, preferably in a library, museum, historical setting, or nonprofit environment;
  • Superior computer and database skills, especially MS Office Suite;
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities or assignments and be able to work quickly and independently;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate professionally by telephone and email with library donors and other patrons;
  • Skilled in developing new or streamlining existing work systems or procedures to maximize productivity and executing high service standards;
  • Saturday hours required.

For more information about the DAR Library or other programs and activities, please visit our website at

Submission Requirements:

Send resume and cover letter (with salary requirements) to:

Human Resources
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202-737-5702

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