Do you like working with others who are passionate about their work? Would you like to steward our fundraising team advancing the civil engineering profession through philanthropy, and helping our members elevate the quality of people’s lives through improved health, safety, and welfare.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the nation’s largest and most dynamic nonprofit civil engineering organization is currently searching for a development professional to lead our Society’s fundraising and philanthropic initiatives through strategic planning, revenue generation, financial management, organizational development, staff management, and program operations.
Overseeing and managing all long and short-term activities related to funding programs, fundraising, operations, and special activities
Developing and implementing the strategic plan and annual budgets
Planning and participating in all meetings associated with the annual giving fund, major giving, planned giving, capital programs, and special programs and/or events
Managing, mentoring, and coaching three direct reports
Working with the Chief Advancement and Growth Officer on ASCE Board collaboration and mobilizing volunteer leaders
Maintaining ongoing contact with all key prospects and exercising initiative in identifying additional prospects through a systematic program of prospect research and evaluation
Preparing all internal and external reports on fundraising (all gifts, donor files, and correspondence related to prospects, donors, and development volunteers)
Ensuring our development initiatives conform with legal, fiduciary and reporting requirements
Ideal candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree with 8-10 years of development experience
Advanced degree in nonprofit management, marketing, or business (desired)
CFRE is highly desired
Demonstrated success securing gifts at the $10,000+ and above level
Demonstrated expertise in building major donor relationships and other fundraising revenue streams, developing and implementing fundraising strategies, coaching fundraising staff and volunteer leaders, and writing winning proposals and fundraising collaterals
Willingness to travel and work outside normal hours
Thorough proficiency in MS Office, social media, and experience with a fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge preferred)
Demonstrated success communicating via both the written and spoken word
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a nonprofit professional membership association dedicated to the advancement of civil engineering in order to serve the public good. To accomplish ASCE's mission, ASCE staff works together as a team, based on a foundation of trust, striving for individual and organizational excellence. To achieve our shared goals, we maintain a relentless focus on members and a commitment to continuously grow and improve individually and collectively.
ASCE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates including historically excluded individuals, protected veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
This position has hybrid work from home flexibility.
For consideration, submissions of interest must contain a resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society.
ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine – the built environment – while protecting and restoring the natural environment.
Through the expertise of its active membership, ASCE is a leading provider of technical and professional conferences and continuing education, the world’s largest publisher of civil engineering content, and an authoritative source for codes and standards that protect the public.
The Society advances civil engineering technical specialties through nine dynamic Institutes and leads with its many professional- and public-focused programs.
Member strength: all career stages & students; all sectors & disciplines
Local strength: 76 Sections, 160 Branches, 302 Student Chapters, and 130 Younger Member Groups
Technical strength: 9 specialty Institutes