University of Maine Foundation Employment Opportunities

We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Senior Director of Southern Maine Operations

The University of Maine Foundation seeks a motivated professional to manage our fundraising program at our Southern Maine Office in Falmouth located just north of Portland Maine’s largest metro area and economic hub.

Portland located on Casco Bay, with its high quality of life, ranks 23rd on the 2019 Best Places to Live list. Featuring cobblestone streets, Portland offers artful living and has been dubbed one of the greatest destination food towns in America.

A bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years of relevant fundraising/sales experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  A master’s degree is preferred.

Please apply by mail or email and include a letter of application, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Email Address: umfoundationhr@maine.edu

Mailing Address: Human Resources, University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, Maine 04469

The University of Maine Foundation is an EEO/AA employer.

Job Description

Position

Regular Full-Time

Supervisor

The Senior Director of Southern Maine Operations will report directly to the President/CEO of the University of Maine Foundation.

Summary

The Senior Director of Southern Maine Operations manages the Southern Maine office and its philanthropy program developing relationships on behalf of the University of Maine Foundation for the benefit of the University of Maine, with alumni and friends leading to principal and planned gifts.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Works closely with the President/CEO to grow and develop the Southern Maine office and plans and executes a strategy for increasing the donor base in Southern Maine and New England.
  2. Develops, monitors and executes strategic fundraising plans and leads a team of fundraising professionals.
  3. Manages a portfolio of 125 – 150 principal prospects.
  4. Completes 100 to 120 face-to-face visits annually, documenting activities, strategies, results and next steps in Advance.
  5. Meets or exceeds annual dollar goal.
  6. Provides consistent, donor-centered cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  7. Works closely with university and foundation staffs to ensure full integration, engagement and coordination with all fundraising activities in support of university and foundation initiatives.
  8. Keeps abreast of private support needs and opportunities across the university generally, and specifically as appropriate.
  9. Remains active in the greater Portland area and attends community functions and events representing the Foundation to increase awareness and visibility of the Foundation and the University of Maine.
  10. Deepens expertise by attending appropriate professional development opportunities through organizations such as CASE, AFP or other networks in areas of responsibility.

Competencies

  1. Effective Communication
  2. Accountability
  3. Interpersonal Skills & Integrity
  4. Analytical & Strategic Thinking
  5. Decision Making
  6. Computer Proficient
  7. Organization & Planning
  8. Initiative & Innovation
  9. Leadership & Teamwork
  10. Ethical Conduct & Judgment
  11. Managing & Developing Others

Supervisory Responsibility

The Senior Director of Southern Maine Operations will directly supervise a team of four full-time employees; three philanthropy officers, and an Administrative Specialist.

Work Schedule, Location and Environment

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Due to the nature of the position work beyond regular hours, to include evenings and weekends, may be necessary to meet the requirements of the position.

This position will be located at the Foundation’s Falmouth, Maine office.

This position requires regular attendance at community and athletic events as a university representative and host.

There is significant pressure for success based on fundraising goals and expectations.

Travel Requirements

This position requires extensive local and domestic overnight travel.  The employee is required to hold a valid driver’s license and either a U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor’s degree, 5-7 years of relevant fundraising/sales experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Demonstrated success in soliciting gifts or closing sales of $100,000 and above.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Master’s Degree
  2. Leadership and supervisory experience.
  3. Specialized knowledge related to major gifts fundraising and planned giving.

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Gift Processing Specialist

The University of Maine Foundation has an immediate opening for a full-time Gift Processing Specialist with strong communication, customer service and analytical skills.  The successful candidate will work effectively in a team environment, easily learn and apply concepts to daily tasks, and can think on their feet to solve problems.  We want a self-motivated, organized and dependable team player who wants to grow with us!

The University of Maine Foundation, located on the beautiful UMaine-Orono campus, leads a comprehensive fundraising effort to promote academic and student achievement, foster world-leading research and elevate intellectual pursuits at the University of Maine.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package with opportunities for growth and advancement.

Please apply by mail or email and include a letter of application, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references.

Email Address: umfoundationhr@maine.edu

Mailing Address: Human Resources, University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, Maine 04469

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

                                                                                                                       

Summary

The Gift Processing Specialist assists in recording, receipting and acknowledgment of gifts and pledges with a high degree of accuracy.  The Specialist provides excellent customer service to the UMaine Community and its donors.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Records gifts in Advance, generates receipts and acknowledgement letters.
  2. Records pledges and pledge payments, and transmits pledge reminders.
  3. Confirms and enters matching gift claims.
  4. Responds to inquiries and offers information requiring policy interpretation.
  5. Assists in maintaining databases and filing systems.
  6. Provides excellent customer service.
  7. Performs special projects as needed.

Competencies

  1. Effective Communication
  2. Accountability
  3. Interpersonal Skills & Integrity
  4. Analytical & Strategic Thinking
  5. Decision Making
  6. Computer Proficient
  7. Organization & Planning
  8. Initiative & Innovation
  9. Leadership & Teamwork
  10. Ethical Conduct & Judgment

Supervisory Responsibility

The Gift Processing Specialist has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Work Schedule, Location and Environment

Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Due to the nature of the position work beyond regular hours, to include evenings and weekends, may be necessary to meet the requirements of the position.  This position will be located at Buchanan Alumni House in Orono, Maine.

Travel Requirements

This position may require occasional local and/or domestic travel.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Associate’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Two years office experience with working knowledge of databases and computer systems.
  3. Strong communication, customer service and analytical skills.
  4. Ability to learn detailed processes and complete data entry with a high degree of accuracy.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Advance is preferred.

AAP/EEO Statement

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by law in all personnel actions including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, training, placement, compensation, benefits, promotion, leaves of absence, termination, layoff, recall and transfer. The Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals in accordance with applicable law.

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.