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Executive Team Leader Fundraising

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Center for Contemplative Research

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Volunteer Position Description

Position Details:

Title: Executive Team Leader for Fundraising
Reports to: Primary reporting line to CCR Executive Director
Type: Part-time, volunteer, possible job share
Location: Remote
Hours: 10 hours a week, scheduled at their discretion, plus 3-hour weekly Executive Team Leaders’ meeting

About the Center for Contemplative Research (CCR):

The Center for Contemplative Research in Crestone, Colorado, has been founded by Dr. Alan Wallace with the blessings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Our purpose is to join contemplative and scientific inquiry to create a new science of consciousness. We provide a conducive environment at our hermitage for deep contemplative study and practice, while collaborating with scientists on studies exploring the potentials of human consciousness and the cultivation of genuine happiness. We believe that this work is essential to advance knowledge, wisdom and well-being - helping to restore balance where it has been lost, in the lives of individuals and in the global community as a whole.

Job overview:

The Fundraising Executive Team Leader is responsible for the development, planning, oversight and implementation of a philanthropic program to secure financial resources from foundations, corporations, family foundations, government, and individuals to support the goals of CCR and Miyo Samten Ling (our hermitage). The position works collaboratively with other members of the Executive Team and the Board of Directors to bring substantial financial resources to the organization, establishes and meets fundraising goals, supports long‐term strategic planning and fiscal management, and ensures integration of organizational priorities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create, lead and manage strategies to meet, or surpass, organizational funding goals for short‐ term and long‐term objectives.
  • Work with members of the Executive Team to grow CCR’s philanthropic program across all realms - foundations, corporations, family foundations, and major individual donors.
  • Grow, lead, empower and manage a Fundraising Team, while developing a foundation and structure needed to reach the highest impact, effectively meet all fundraising goals, while also pursuing new opportunities for growth.
  • Design and develop new programs for planned giving, grants, and small donor cultivation.
  • Design and implement donor development, stewardship and recognition strategies to enhance donor relationships.
  • Work with members of the Executive Team, Board members, volunteers and current donors to identify and engage new funding prospects and tactics.
  • Plan and lead funder meetings and special events, engaging other staff, volunteers, and board members as needed.
  • Coordinate with Finance Executive Team to monitor expenditures of grant funds and prepare financial reports to funders and the Board.
  • Develop systems, policies, and procedures for philanthropic efforts including: gift/pledge processing, fund reporting, acknowledgments, tracking, and reporting.
  • Report regularly to the Board of Directors regarding development strategies and outcomes.
  • Provide support, education and leadership to the Board to increase their engagement and enhance their ability to bring resources to the organization.
  • Aid in the development of the annual budget by projecting revenue sources and amounts for fiscal year.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Team on content and design of materials that have fundraising components.
  • Engage regularly with the Marketing Team about messaging, newsletters, CCR promotional material and other shared areas of responsibility.

Preferred Job Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • At least 7 years of experience with nonprofit fundraising, marketing, outreach, and positioning organizations for growth. At least 3 years of that experience at the senior and/or management level.
  • Demonstrated successful team leadership and management skills.
  • Experience managing multiple staff and multiple projects with deadline pressures.
  • Demonstrated track record of securing financial resources and support through a variety of sources, including: individual donors, foundations, corporations, endowments, and government.
  • Commitment to positively representing the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and follow‐through.
  • Strong and engaging entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to experiment.
  • Track record of working collaboratively.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products, with knowledge of fundraising software.

Preferred Personal Attributes:

  • Strong ethics and accountability.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently remotely.
  • Ability to work well as a team with a kind and caring attitude.
  • Experience with Contemplative Inquiry such as a meditation practice.
  • Familiarity with the teachings of B. Alan Wallace or other proponents of Contemplative Inquiry.
  • Inspired by the CCR’s purpose, mission, and vision.

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About Center for Contemplative Research

Location:

1 Carmelite Way, Crestone, CO 81131, US

Mission Statement

In order to catalyze a revolution in the mind sciences and nurture a renaissance in the world’s great contemplative traditions, the Center for Contemplative Research provides a conducive environment, combined with sustained training in rigorous methods of contemplative practice, to enable expert meditators to make replicable discoveries about the nature and potentials of consciousness, while engaging in collaborative research with cognitive and physical scientists. In the spirit of radical empiricism, while challenging unquestioned assumptions, we seek to discover the deepest sources of mental health, well-being, and environmental flourishing. And to share that knowledge with our world.

Description

The Center in Crestone, Colorado, has been founded by Dr. Alan Wallace with the blessings of His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Our purpose is to join contemplative and scientific inquiry to create a new science of consciousness. We provide a conducive environment through our hermitage for deep contemplative study and practice, whilst collaborating with scientists on studies exploring potentials of human consciousness and cultivating genuine happiness. We believe that this work is essential to advance our knowledge, wisdom and wellbeing - helping to restore balance where it has been lost, in the lives of individuals and in the global community as a whole.

Community
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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Customer Acquisition
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 10 hours a week, scheduled at their discretion, plus 3-hour weekly executive team leaders’ meeting
  • Apply via link: https://centerforcontemplativeresearch.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=23&source=aWQ9MjU%3D

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