Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology
Location: Work from home
Type: Full Time (Remote Only)
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Development and Foundation
Psi Chi offers over $10,000 per year toward health insurance, flexible spending, or childcare costs but this may be partially or completely taken as taxable salary. There is also a TIAA matching retirement plan available after one year of employment, health insurance, and AFLAC.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: PSICHI-DEO-8-04-2022
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is an educational nonprofit and the largest single major honor society accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies. With chapters in over 1200 universities, including 35 outside the US 50 states, Psi Chi has grown to over 800,000 members over nine decades. The organization supports psychology undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni, and faculty. Although established in 1929, Psi Chi’s first fundraising efforts of any kind began in 2014. Joining our small staff of 14 people provides a Donor Engagement Officer with the opportunity to have a large impact across the US and globally.
The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of fundraising experience, demonstrated success in planning and carrying out fundraising campaigns, exceptional writing skills, and a compelling, articulate communication style. The Donor Engagement Officer is responsible for developing a robust annual fundraising campaign, promoting existing giving options, further developing Psi Chi’s capital, endowment funds, major and planned giving programs, donor relations, and corporate/foundation grant proposals. Responsibilities include both making best use of existing donor programs and developing new ideas to support fundraising short-term and long-term goals. CRFE certified preferred.
The Donor Engagement Officer assists all stakeholders with articulating the vision and mission of Psi Chi and works closely with the Director of Finance (DoF) to incorporate fundraising efforts into immediate and long term budgetary and investment strategies in order to grow benefits for members and alumni, and the Director of Communications (DoC) to publicize Psi Chi’s fundraising efforts. Excellent computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint), is required. Ability to use SharePoint and Teams is a plus.
The position will be entirely remote except for about 1-4 in-person meetings (e.g., Board meetings, psychology conventions) per year, with travel entirely at Psi Chi’s expense. The Donor Engagement Officer reports directly to the Executive Director (ED) as a member of the Operations Department.
Minimum BA or BS in business, accounting, non-profit management, entrepreneurship, communications, marketing, international development, or related field. MBA, MS, or MA preferred.
Minimum three years’ broad-based experience with fundraising and foundation fund management.
Minimum two years’ experience with donor development and tracking.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Excellent computer skills including proficiency in the use of computer programs (Microsoft Office) for:
Knowledge and experience with database management, general development practices, and gift accounting.
Successful experience in face-to-face gift solicitations.
Proven success in leading multi-year fundraising campaigns.
Attention to detail, self-motivated, and organized.
Team player and collaborative leader.
Ability to work independently and monitor performance objectives.
Superior interpersonal skills.
Excellent analytic skills.
Belief in continual process improvement.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Psi Chi.
CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive).
MBA, MS, or MA.
Experience with donor tracking software.
Experience in higher education or institutional advancement.