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Director of Development

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Are you looking for a job with meaning focused on one of the most fascinating parts of the world? We are looking for a Director of Development who can lead our fundraising efforts to support Bethlehem University in the Holy Land. Our financial support subsidizes tuition, supports outstanding faculty, and enhances the quality of education for students seeking degrees in a broad range of subjects, including nursing, education, business, and software engineering. Getting a college degree can change the lives of these students and their families!

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  1. Leads, manages, and supervises the daily operations of the Development Office.
  2. Along with the Executive Director, pursues major gifts. Develops and carries out plans, activities, and solicitation strategies for annual giving, including the online and recurring gift program, development of the calendar of activities, program budget, and yearly revenue/expenditure projections.  
  3. Ensures gifts are acknowledged within a week, and that there is recognition of donors.  
  4. Develops and maintains productive and respectful relationships with clergy/religious, staff, board members, donors, volunteers, and friends of the Bethlehem University Foundation.  
  5. Coordinates draft and approval process for all appeals; monitors results for all appeals; creates and tracks fundraising and donor participation goals (new donor, repeat donor, etc.), and, working with the Controller, provides detailed expense and revenue reports for each appeal. Serves as the primary point of contact for related vendors.  
  6. Leads and manages Bethlehem University Foundation’s Annual Fund and other appeals. Builds and maintains a portfolio of at least 50 Annual Fund donors with whom regular contact is maintained.  
  7. Sets fundraising goals, works with the Executive Director to set the appeal mailing schedule, and implements processes to meet goals. Responsible for the drafting, review, and timely production and distribution of fundraising materials.    
  8. Plans and implements the Foundation’s Annual Awards Reception, Patrons Reception, and other events as deemed necessary. 
  9. In collaboration with the Executive Director, recruit additional staff members, as authorized, to include a Digital Fundraising Officer and a Grant Acquisition Specialist
  10. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.  

Skills and Knowledge:  

  • A self-starter with initiative and follow through even when no one is overseeing her/his work; seeks opportunities for collaboration and cooperation across the Bethlehem University Foundation office.  
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communications skills, both written and verbal.  
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization skills, including the ability to manage multiple demands and/or projects simultaneously.  
  • Proven leader, skilled manager, and supervisor.  
  • Able to apply sound judgment, maintain the confidentiality of proprietary data, and conduct oneself with integrity and focus. 
  • Flexibility to attend and staff evening and weekend events as required.  
  • Sense of humor and comfort level in working in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Ability to work in person in the Washington, DC metro area.    

Qualifications:           

  • Minimum five years prior direct experience in fundraising.  
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management software.  

 Job Type: Full-time 

 Pay: $110,000 to $120,000 per year 

Benefits:  

  • Medical, dental, and 401(3)b plan with 6.5% salary match from the Foundation  
  • Paid time off  
  • 11 paid holidays per year  

 Education: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.  

About Bethlehem University Foundation:  Bethlehem University Foundation is the U.S. registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entrusted with a focus to assist Bethlehem University in achieving its mission and promoting Bethlehem University in the United States.  

About Bethlehem University:
Known as an “oasis of peace,” in a land characterized by conflict, Bethlehem University was created following the historic 1964 visit of Saint Pope Paul VI to the Holy Land. The University is a joint venture between the Vatican and the De La Salle Christian Brothers. It is the only Catholic/Christian university in the Holy Land.  Bethlehem University is a Catholic co-educational institution in the Lasallian tradition whose mission is to provide quality higher education to the people of Palestine and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing and use of knowledge. Bethlehem University aspires to foster shared values, moral principles, and dedication to serving the common good.    

Controller

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Are you looking for a job with meaning focused on one of the most fascinating parts of the world? We are looking for a Controller who will be responsible for accounting, financial management, budgeting, reporting, and supervising the external audit process in our efforts to support Bethlehem University in the Holy Land. Our financial support subsidizes tuition, supports outstanding faculty, and enhances the quality of education for students seeking degrees in a broad range of subjects, including nursing, education, business, and software engineering. Getting a college degree can change the lives of these students and their families! 

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  1. Regularly reviews bank account and investment reports and posts transactions to the general ledger. 
  2. Prepares general ledger account reconciliations and monthly reconciliations for bank and investment accounts. Maintains a worksheet of investment account activity needed for year-end close.  
  3. After month-end close, prepares budget versus actual report for distribution to Executive Director and Finance Committee along with general ledger detail report.  
  4. Consolidates office budget worksheet into preliminary annual budget for review and approval and adjusts the annual budget when needed if circumstances change.   
  5. Answers questions regarding charges to office budget and make corrections to operating expense account, gift account, and annual fund as needed.  
  6. Prepares financial reports presented at Finance Committee meetings.  
  7. Prepares annual financial reports needed for annual audit and serves as liaison with external auditors and the Audit Committee during the preliminary and year-end field work in the office.  
  8. Interacts with T Rowe Price representative and incorporates investment data into reports.  
  9. Reviews internal controls for areas of improvement and, more generally, supports the work of Bethlehem University Foundation by proactively suggesting new policies and procedures that allow better managing of assets and improved fiscal accountability.  
  10. Calculates Return on Investment from various fundraising initiatives, analyzes trends, and engages in options planning for limited resources.  

Skills and Knowledge:  

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization skills, including the ability to manage multiple demands and/or projects simultaneously.  
  • Able to apply sound judgment, maintain the confidentiality of proprietary data, and conduct oneself with integrity and focus.  
  • Ability to work in person in the Washington, DC metro area.    

Qualifications:           

  • CPA Certification preferred  
  • Competence in QuickBooks   
  • At least 1 year of accounting experience preferred   

 Job Type: Part-time 

Pay: Hourly at around $50 per hour

Benefits:  

  • Paid time off, prorated   
  • 11 paid holidays per year, prorated  

Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting 

About Bethlehem University Foundation:  Bethlehem University Foundation is the U.S. registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization entrusted with a focus to assist Bethlehem University (in the Holy Land) in achieving its mission and promoting Bethlehem University in the United States. As part of its ministry, the Foundation raises funds to support ongoing projects at Bethlehem University, manages and grows the Foundation endowed funds, and sponsors events to help create a growing awareness for the work of Bethlehem University.   

About Bethlehem University: 
Known as an “oasis of peace,” in a land characterized by conflict, Bethlehem University was created following the historic 1964 visit of Saint Pope Paul VI to the Holy Land.  The University is a joint venture between the Holy See (Vatican) and the De La Salle Christian Brothers.  It is the only Catholic/Christian university in the Holy Land.  The mission of the University is to provide quality higher education to the people of Palestine and to serve them in its role as a center for the advancement, sharing, and use of knowledge. Bethlehem University aspires to foster shared values, moral principles, and dedication to serving the common good.