Friday, October 18, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Director, Chemical Products Technology

It's not everyday that we get nonprofit jobs on our Career Center in the field of chemistry, as our newest featured position proves, there's a first time for everything.

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) in Washington, D.C., is looking to hire a Director of Chemical Products Technology. The chosen candidate for this position will serve as the staff executive for several of ACC’s product specific groups. The position will have primary responsibility for managing issues, programs, staff, budget and advocacy efforts to achieve their assigned groups’ goals and objectives. This position will also work to coordinate activities of the groups with the broader ACC and other key local, national, regional and international organizations/stakeholders.

Given the field this organization works in, it's important that you have some background in chemistry before applying, though this is not required. Specific requirements include:
  • Eight years of issue management experience in a business, trade, or advocacy organization;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Organizational and budget management experience;
  • Austomer/member focus with ability to facilitate consensus; capability to work within a large organization and foster coordination across groups; and,
  • Strong technical competency with the ability to learn and manage complex issues.
If you are interested in applying for this position, head to the NPT Jobs Career Center for detailed application instructions.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Thes Nonprofit Times' Resource Marketplace: Technology Guide 2013

The October 15th edition of The NonProfit Times includes a number of great editorial items for our readers to enjoy, but it also has another great feature useful for nonprofits which is our semiannual Technology Guide.

The Technology Guide contains the latest top resources for nonprofits seeking assistance for all types of technology, from donor management software to payment processing. The guide is designed to help decision makers in the nonprofit section who are seeking technology-related products and services.

Clients who are featured in the 2013 Technology Guide include:
All of these services and more will help your nonprofit make the right decisions when it comes to technology. Check out the 2013 Technology Guide II today to see what options are available for your organization.

If you’re a supplier and want to advertise in either our April 2014 or October 2014 Technology Guides, please contact Mary Ford at 973-401-0202 x206 or

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The October 15 2013 Edition Of The NonProfit Times

We are pleased to announce that the October 15th edition of The NonProfit Times is now available both online and in print.

This new issue features a new Executive Session with NPT Editor-in-Chief Paul Clolery and frequent NPT contributor Rick Christ, who is vice president at Peabody, Mass-based Amergent. Joining them were Todd Baker, vice president, strategic services at Re-source One in Tulsa, Okla.; Cathy Finney, deputy vice president, strategic services, at The Wilderness Society in Washington, D.C.; and, Mark Rhode, vice president of Russ Reid in Pasadena, Calif. This panel discussed, among other things, the finer details of the request for proposal (RFP) process.

"From the calls I’ve been getting lately, putting out an RFP today is not a process but a bludgeoning," said Clolery, leading off the discussion.

Click here to view the full Executive Session.

Other features of the October 15th issue of NPT include:


  • Gmail Tabs Not Slimming Email Just Yet: If you are a frequent user of Google's email service, known as Gmail, you probably noticed some changes to your inbox. Specifically, Gmail now has four primary inboxes: Primary, updates, social, and promotions. Nonprofit marketers have been worried that their crucial fundraising emails will be relegated to some pseudo-spam limbo. Analysts have a message for nonprofits: Don’t panic just yet.
  • GUSA Cuts Quarter Of Its HQ StaffThe ongoing reorganization of Girl Scouts of the USA (GUSA) has carved more than a quarter of the 325 employees from the national headquarters in Midtown Manhattan.
  • MythbustersEveryone knows that multichannel donors are worth many times the value of single-source donors. Except that’s not entirely accurate, said Sarah DiJulio, principal at M+R Strategic Services in Washington, D.C.
  • Phoning It InThere’s a mobile phone application (colloquially known as an app) for just about everything these days. As smartphones continue to grow in popularity, it’s only natural that nonprofits would want to create an app of their own. But according to experts in the field, that’s not necessarily the best route to go.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Featured Nonprofit Job: Senior Director Of Membership And Marketing

Are you a marketing expert? Our newest featured nonprofit job, bought to you by the Optical Society (OSA) will be right your ally if that's the case.

The Washington, D.C.-based organization is looking to hire a Senior Director of Membership and Marketing to lead the planning and management of OSA’s membership, marketing and education programming. The chosen candidate will also be a key stakeholder in developing and implementing a strategic plan for membership and marketing services.

Other main responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing Membership and Marketing staff and ensures functions are efficiently executed, high quality, and cost-effective, and that growth/development objectives are met or exceeded.
  • Tracking membership and marketing programs, assessing program impacts, and making modifications as needed. 
  • Managing and coaching of direct reports.
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with volunteers, peer societies and external organizations.
Qualified applicants will have six to eight years of  management-level association experience and experience with program planning, budgeting, execution and tracking. A Bachelor's degree is required, though a Master's degree is much preferred.

You can learn more about what it takes to succeed as a Senior Director of Membership and Marketing by heading to the NPT Jobs Career Center.