At CCS, we empower some of the greatest organizations in the world to effect meaningful change—change that impacts lives and improves the condition of the world we live in. As a culture, we are united in this genuine purpose. Working together with leading non-profits, you are empowered to turn insights into actions, challenges into opportunities, and fundraising goals into mission impact. You will find countless opportunities to plan, implement and manage capital campaigns, annual appeals, and special projects that raise funds today and strengthen organizations for the future.
Whether you’re a seasoned fundraising professional or charting a new course in philanthropy, we invest in the training, tools, and support necessary for your lasting personal and professional growth.
Consultants lead in our efforts, offering full-time, resident fundraising counsel and campaign management services to the most recognizable brands in philanthropy. Consultants work collaboratively with CCS executives and client leaders to identify, design, and execute strategic plans and actions that lead to successful fundraising campaigns.
Sample projects may include:
Conduct qualitative research and analysis of our clients through review of fundraising performance, peer benchmarking and interviews with organization's executives, volunteer leaders and donors
Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on core strategic fundraising issues for clients
Develop work plans and materials for campaign planning studies and development assessments
Prepare fundraising campaign materials, including strategic plans, operating materials, case statements, and major gift proposals
Develop campaign plans and design campaign strategies
Conduct in-depth prospect research
Craft individual cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies
Preparing clear and compelling presentation materials
Generate creative, action-oriented insights and recommendations
Write and deliver high-impact presentations and plans
Outstanding candidates bring a diverse background, an interest in philanthropy, and ambition to succeed in a rewarding career. The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated and passionate individual who possesses fundraising experience or transferable skills in consulting, communications, marketing, and strategic planning.
We are looking for a dedicated professional who can:
Successfully lead and manage projects from inception to conclusion
Apply critical and strategic thinking to quickly identify the crux of a problem, question, or issue
Communicate clearly, concisely, and logically both verbally and in writing and is comfortable articulating strategies with a variety of audiences
Adopt an approach to any given situation and remain open minded to new ideas
Thrive in a mission-oriented environment and is motivated by the idea of working across philanthropic sectors
Excellent quantitative analytical skills
Keen business sense demonstrated in either a professional or academic environment
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors
Outstanding organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Great storytelling skills and strong public speaking skills
Ability to temporarily relocate for regional assignments may be required
To apply, please visit our website at http://www.ccsfundraising.com/careers and apply for the "U.S. - Consultant" position. Please submit your resume and cover letter as pdfs, and indicate in your cover letter how you heard about the position.
Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.
About CCS Fundraising
CCS is one of the most comprehensive and widely recommended fundraising consulting and management firms in the world. Established in 1947, CCS designs and implements significant fundraising campaigns and programs for institutions across the country throughout the non-profit sector, including the American Red Cross, Feeding America, and Kiwanis International, among hundreds of others. This geographic and sector breadth of experience allows us a unique perspective unparalleled in the industry. CCS serves over 300 organizations each year and supports fundraising goals in excess of $8 billion.