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WICHITA AND BEYOND AREA JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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Vice President of Philanthropy
United Way of the Plains

Posted January 20, 2023

A philanthropist is defined as a person or company “who makes an active effort to promote human welfare” usually by a donation of time, money, expertise, experience or skills. Anyone can be a philanthropist, and we believe that the spirit of philanthropy runs deep in south central Kansas. We are looking for a leader who can unlock the philanthropy that exists in the Wichita metropolitan region to help us build a stronger community. We are looking for a leader who can provide purpose, direction and motivation to an internal team of seven game-changing teammates to achieve more as a group than as individuals. We are looking for a leader who can build a donor-centric culture in a cross-functional organization that delivers financial results to enable us to help others. We are looking for a leader that possesses the executive functioning skills to manage a data-driven operation that engages with nearly 1 million people in raising over $10 million every year. We are looking for a leader who is entrepreneurial, innovative, fearless, confident, and extremely motivated in exceeding organizational objectives and achieving long term goals. In short, the successful applicant will be a leader who possesses the technical skills to connect with the full spectrum of philanthropists, shares our passion in serving others, and derives personal satisfaction in helping their teammates succeed.

 

More information about the United Way of the Plains can be found at www.unitedwayplains.org. Click here for the full job description. 

Director, Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving
United Way of the Plains

Posted January 20, 2023

The Director for Leadership Gifts and Planned Giving will complement a robust team of professional relationship builders by focusing on the identification, cultivating, and expansion of our individual major gifts program with special emphasis on our new planned giving initiative. We are searching for someone with the experience to tailor relationships that connect donors with the causes they care most about, so much so that the donor would also consider using their charitable trusts, or other estate planning vehicles to leave a legacy of commitment to help strengthen our community for many years into the future.
 

Ultimately, we are looking for a leader who is entrepreneurial, innovative, fearless, confident, sophisticated, and extremely motivated in exceeding our planned giving objectives and growing our most generous charitable giving society. The successful applicant will be a leader who possesses the technical skills to connect with the full spectrum of philanthropists, shares our passion in serving others, and derives personal satisfaction in helping others give back to build a stronger Wichita.

 

More information about the United Way of the Plains can be found at www.unitedwayplains.org. Click here for the full job description. 

Director of Philanthropy
Kansas Health Science Center 

Posted January 17, 2023

The Kansas Health Science Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in seeking a Director of Philanthropy. In partnership with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, the position is responsible for cultivating and securing philanthropic gifts to support the mission of the Kansas Health Science Center (KHSC) and the Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KansasCOM.) The Director of Philanthropy will play a key role in fund development activity across the country to build visibility and financial resources, working closely with President, Dean, and faculty. This position helps develop and administer the organization’s short- and long-range fund development plans and is directly responsible for continuing to refine the development strategy as we continue to grow. The ideal candidate must be able to see the correlation between programs and their impact on the community and will have experience in fund development – a focus in higher education or health care a plus. As a newer institution, it is essential that the candidate be a life-long learner with the ability to remain always curios, highly agile, and a self-starter.

 

Learn more about the first osteopathic medical school in Kansas, read the job description, and apply at kansashsc.org/careers.

Development Positions
Exploration Place

Posted January 11, 2023

Exploration Place, the state’s premier science center, is embarking on a major new development to create a “destination playscape” on its 20-acre riverfront site, aimed at increasing attendance from the current 400,000 site visitors per year to 1 million plus. The museum is hiring for two development positions. Development Officer: responsible for managing all operational aspects of the museum’s major gifts, sponsorships and grants portfolio. Development Associate: assist with the organization’s fundraising activities, including research, recording and acknowledging donations and maintaining donor files. Both positions are full-time, permanent and open immediately due to internal promotions.

 

Learn more about the positions and apply online: https://exploration.org/join-our-team/

Assistant Development Manager
The Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County

Posted January 10, 2023

The Assistant Development Manager is responsible for special events. This position will focus on development, coordination and planning of special events, mass appeals, and third party fundraisers. The position will assist in identification of new and continued grant opportunities.
 

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County is to promote the safety, health and emotional well-being of abused children and their caregivers by bringing together public, private and community partners.

 

Full job description available here. Applications accepted for two weeks or until position is filled.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to: Jessica Eck, Development Manager 316-660-9441 jeck@cacsckansas.org

Development Officer
St. Francis Ministries

Posted January 9, 2023

The Development Officer collaborates with the Executive Director of Development and all staff to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward resources from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community partners to build and sustain Saint Francis Ministries’ service to children and families.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess skills and abilities to build and sustain the life-changing work for children and families served by Saint Francis Ministries.

  • Excellent communication skills with the proven ability to communicate effectively in person and in writing

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills within Saint Francis' core competencies; Integrity, Quality, Respect & Dignity, Innovation, and Empowerment

  • Flexibility, resourcefulness and personal initiative

  • Expertise fostering relationships throughout the donor lifecycle utilizing a donor-centric model

  • Able to build and maintain a balanced portfolio of donors and prospects

  • Create goodwill for agency in communities where programs and services are delivered

  • Successfully execute development department initiatives

  • Assist organization leadership in fostering appropriate donor stewardship practices

  • Successfully manage external relationships and effectively consult with colleagues of all levels

  • Discretion and independent decision making within the scope and responsibility of the position

  • Able to make decisions under pressure

  • Team player that supports corporate decisions and Saint Francis Ministries' vision, mission, and ministry

  • Ensures donor privacy rights are protected

  • Ensures clients’ rights are protected

 

Please send resumes to april.roy@st-francis.org or complete an application on our website at www.st-francis.org

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Please email Bridget Mersmann at afpwichitachapter@gmail.com with the job description. A paypal invoice will be sent to you as soon as possible and the job will be posted upon payment. Thank you!

Grant Officer
St. Francis Ministries

Posted January 9, 2023

Grant Officer leads a team that research grant funding opportunities, provides oversight and guidance of pre- and post-award administration to all relevant parties, ensures compliance with funder terms and conditions, and ensures oversight. 

 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following abilities and meet expectations.

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a Master’s degree preferred

  • Government grant management experience required

  • History of successfully evaluating grant funding opportunities

  • Ability to research grant makers and strategically prioritize grant applications

  • Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to help prepare, write, and submit grant proposals

  • Assist in researching current relevant data for proposals

  • Coordinate with department heads to obtain necessary information for proposals and applications

  • Knowledge of grant information sources

  • Perform quarterly check-ins with Grant Owners to ensure compliant grant management

  • Ability to write justifiable grant budgets

  • Maintain, track, and report proposals, submissions, and awards

  • Track and update statistical and account information relevant to grant development

  • Experience with proposal writing and management

  • Experience working in deadline-driven environments

  • Ability to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines

  • Excellent and accurate computer skills

Please send resumes to april.roy@st-francis.org or complete an application on our website at www.st-francis.org

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