Maine Philanthropy Center

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The Opportunity Alliance Seeks Senior Vice President of Development

Friday, December 28, 2018

The Senior Vice President of Development & Communications is a senior executive position of a technical and consultative nature responsible for the Agency’s development function. This position contributes to the accomplishment of the Agency’s mission through the provision of oversight to the Agency’s private fundraising and communications initiatives.

This position participates in senior management, serves as the staff liaison for the Development Committee of the Board, attends Board meetings, and attends monthly all management team meetings. The Senior Vice President of Development & Communications' work is performed, reviewed, and evaluated under the supervision of the President.
This is a full-time/ 40 hour per week position located in our South Portland, Maine Administrative offices.


•    A Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree in Business Development preferred.
•    Two years of supervisory experience required.
•    A CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) is preferred.
•    Five years of proven fundraising abilities in the areas of annual campaigns, major donor development, planned giving capital campaigns, & special events preferred.
•    Experience with external and internal communications practices a plus.
•    Excellent writing and communication skills a must. Demonstrated team effectiveness and consensus building skills required. Non-profit experience a plus.
•    Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Email, and Excel preferred. Familiarity with Raisers’ Edge preferred.
•    Contracts that have Rider D: Must be able to able to successfully pass a criminal background, child protective service check & sex offender check.
•    Must not be on the state or federal suspension and disbarment list.
•    Normal office conditions such as sitting, with occasional standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, typing and lifting up to 10 pounds.
•    Driving may be necessary to attend meetings and trainings and for the occasional need to meet with clients offsite and within the program service area. This may include transportation of clients or driving to agency location to complete work. A good driving record is required.

Pay is competitive and based on experience and education.  The Opportunity Alliance has an extensive benefit package including:

•  Generous paid time off
•  9 paid holidays per calendar year and up to 3 floating holidays per calendar year
•  Excellent medical benefits at very reasonable cost
•  Dental and Vision insurance options
•  Agency paid basic life insurance and STD & LTD disability insurances
•  403(b) retirement with a generous agency match

About the Employer

The Opportunity Alliance (TOA) is a multi-service, comprehensive, high impact organization providing 46 integrated community based and clinical programs serving more than 20,000 people annually throughout the state of Maine. TOA tackles some of our community’s most pressing problems: poverty, homelessness, mental illness, substance use, and domestic violence. Our programming draws from a wide range of resources, blending evidence-based practices with practical experience and community resources. TOA is a trauma informed organization and we utilize clinical approaches in training staff and designing programs.

Equal Opportunity

The Opportunity Alliance is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

All qualified and interested applicants please submit your resume and cover letter directly through our TOA Career Center webpage.

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