NATURE AND SCOPE OF POSITION
The Vice President of Institutional Advancement is a member of
the Louisiana Endowment for Humanities leadership team, responsible
for all fundraising, development and advancement activities,
including advancement communications. The VP of Institutional
Advancement will be an energetic and dynamic professional to lead
and inspire staff, partners, board members, and constituents. The
Vice President will be technologically savvy and able to establish
a robust marketing strategy. The Vice President will identify,
expand and build relationships and partnerships with potential
donor constituencies, including board members, friends,
corporations and foundations. The Vice President will be
responsible for developing a comprehensive plan to establish,
implement and sustain infrastructure needed to grow development
results. The Vice President, Institutional Advancement will
maintain his/her own portfolio of major donor and potential donor
relationships. The Vice President will aptly intertwine LEH’s
multiple programs with fundraising initiatives.
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year university is
- Master’s Degree is preferred.
- Minimum five years of demonstrated senior-level fundraising
experience is required.
- Experienced in all fundraising techniques, including major
donor solicitation, corporate and foundation grant-seeking, grant
writing, board relations, government grant development, special
events, annual funding and online campaigns.
- Proven ability to build upon a branding strategy that supports
all fundraising and program efforts.
- Familiarity with financial planning.
- Experienced marketing success in social media using data
- Prior nonprofit experience is preferred.
- Ability to build, guide and lead all areas of Institutional
- Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the
- Superior analytic skills to formulate information into a sound,
- A proven track record in grants management, especially federal
- Ability to develop strategies to achieve organizational
- A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to
the mission of the LEH.
Preferred Skills and Competencies:
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
- Sales and Marketing knowledge of principles and methods for
showing promoting and selling products and services. Including
building marketing strategies and tactics.
- Advanced proficiency in social media and online
- Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and
organizational goals across the organization including best
practices in fundraising and campaigns.
- Knowledge of media productions, communication, and
dissemination techniques and methods.
- Flexibility to adjust quickly and effectively to changing
conditions and demands.
- Creates and adheres to realistic budgets in a manner that helps
achieve the organization's objectives.
- Delegation of work assignments that match the responsibility to
- LEH is a statewide organization, travel is required.
Private Sector Fundraising:
- Develop a visionary strategic plan for fund development and
expand and diversify prospects.
- Manage and cultivate a portfolio of high-capacity donors.
Ensure proper identification, qualification, cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship of prospects and donors.
- Establish and meet financial objectives and policies for the
LEH that supports the strategic objectives of the
- Analyze and report on overall fundraising results versus goals
to internal and external constituencies.
- Create an acknowledgement of fundraising contributions, record
fundraising data, and helping to evaluate progress toward
- Continue to drive the John T. Scott art exhibition campaign to
redesign the 1st floor at Turners’ Hall into a premier art
- Overall campaign management and organization including
pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment and
maintenance of timelines.
- Prepare regular campaign reports to share with staff,
leadership, and board members.
- Oversee all campaign communications, including creating and
producing presentations and campaign materials with internal and
external resources, and creating acknowledgement of all campaign
gifts and pledges, recording campaign data, and helping to evaluate
progress toward goals
- Research and facilitate new grant opportunities and
- Create, maintain, and submit grant proposals in a timely
manner. Create timeline for all grant submissions and review
- Interpret pre-award and post-award LEH and sponsored guidelines
to staff and identify and resolve compliance issues related to
- Analyze data and report cost benefits to grantor, staff, board
of trustees, and constituents in collaboration with the VP of
Finance and Administration.
- Design, manage and implement the activities for the LEH’s major
gifts and planned giving program.
- Cultivate and solicit prospects for major and planned gifts
from appropriate donors, corporations and potential donors to
support planned giving and endowment goals in collaboration with
- Provide stewardship of donors who have already announced a
commitment to planned giving.
- Create and analyze programs reports to share with division
leaders and board of trustees.
- Direct or participate in negotiations that maintain compliance
with LEH policies, procedures, financial standards, and legal
- Ability to educate fellow staff and prospects/donors of planned
giving and its complexities: estate planning, tax laws, wills,
Marketing and Sales:
- Thoroughly understand LEH’s history and culture, including its
governance structure, leadership team, staff and board
- Create a sustainable branding campaign that enhances LEH’s
image and identity and train all staff and board of trustees.
- Generate strategic results driven marketing campaigns
including: use of traditional marketing, digital marketing, email
marketing, social media marketing, partnerships, and digital
- Design and implement a customized state-based, proactive
marketing plan in collaboration with the President.
- Design and lead strategic initiatives and goals through
cross-departmental collaboration to enhance overall performance in
accordance with LEH’s mission.
- Represent and advocate LEH to external constituencies,
including prospects, donors, board of trustees, community partners,
volunteers, and other key stakeholders.
- Record and analyze data collected to improve marketing
- Create and distribute communication pieces for staff, donors,
and prospects, including electronic newsletters, mailings, magazine
articles, and campaign updates.
- Provides courteous and prompt service to all internal and
external clients. Prioritizes and addresses requests and
assignments in a professional manner to develop cooperative
relationships and to ensure that client confidentiality is
- Identifies opportunities and recommends methods to improve
service and work processes,
- Assists co-workers in the completion of tasks and assignments
to ensure continuity of service. Orients new co-workers and
actively supports teamwork throughout the organization.
- Performs other duties as required.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
Physical Demands: The physical demands
described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use
hands to finger motions, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or
hear, taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift
and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to
Work Environment: Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is exposed to weather and internal climate
conditions prevalent at the time. The work environment is
considered to be that of a normal business/office operation.
The noise level in the work environment is usually
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities/PRIME TIME Family,
Inc is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, veteran
status, creed, ancestry, marital status or sexual orientation,
gender identification, genetic information, atypical hereditary
cellular or blood trait, marital status, citizenship status,
victims of domestic violence, or any other protected
NOTE: This job description is a summary of the
primary duties and responsibilities of the position. It is
not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all duties and
responsibilities. The organization reserves the right to
change this description at its discretion.