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It is our pleasure to provide these job postings for your review and consideration.  If you wish to post a position please submit them in a Word document.  There is no limit to your submission, however, we will only print 1 paragraph and then include a link to the full document. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kim Noyes in the AFP office at 941-921-5410 or job posting may take up to 3 days to post and the posting will be removed after 30 days unless you renew it.  Please contact us once the job is filled or no longer available.  Job postings are free of charge.    The AFP Southwest Florida Chapter assumes no responsibility for accurate or timely postings. 


Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc.  Philanthropy Officer:  The Philanthropy Officer is responsible for envisioning, implementing and managing Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc.’s (HFHSSC) fund development efforts to include fund-raising and cultivation events; annual giving; corporate and foundation giving; faith based giving; civic and service organization giving; major gifts from individuals; prospective donor research; grant writing; donor stewardship; and planned giving.  Read more  (posted 1-17)

Executive Director Friends of the Arts and Humanities/dba Designing Women Boutique.  The Friends of the Arts and Humanities is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that is unique to South West Florida.  Its’ mission statement is to “meaningfully grow the funding for arts, endowment and human services by innovative marketing of unique couture apparel and fine home furnishings”.  Income for grants from sales in the Boutique and Estate Sales Division are used to fund 501(c) 3 arts and human services organizations and for visibility for the arts in the community.  Total grants and goods in excess of $1.75M+ have been awarded by The Friends of the Arts and Humanities since it was established in 2002.  Read more (posted 1-17)

Nature's Academy Program Director:  Responsible for leading the education team in developing and implementing a dynamic set of education programs. The Board and staff are engaged in a long-range strategic planning process that calls for a doubling of Nature’s Academy impact over the next 5 years. As a key member of the Management Team, the successful candidate will be an adept leader in inspiring excellence in the current program delivery while providing leadership to develop and achieve growth goals. See more.  (posted 1-17)

Youth Development Specialist (part time, 2 positions available)- Community Youth Development (CYD) seeks energetic professional to work with middle and high school youth in a county-wide positive youth development initiative.  Successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, ability to provide leadership and engage young people in positive activities.  High School degree required, experience working with youth preferred.  Must be able to work evenings and weekends, and pass background screening.  To apply, send letter of interest & resume to No calls please. (posted 1-20)

One to One DocuSource has an immediate opening for a Graphic Designer to join our team in Sarasota, FL. This person will be responsible for design concepts and implementation of those designs through our variable, digital media production. Qualified candidates must be proficient with the following programs: Adobe CS InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat. Experience with XmPie, Basics of HTML, CSS, and Final Cut Pro would be a plus. If interested or to learn more about this opportunity, please email your resume to Melissa, (posted 1-20)

Fundraising Manager – Naples. Shy Wolf Sanctuary is a home to captive bred wolves and other exotic animals.  Animals come to us from shelters, private surrender, and seizure by authorities due to negligence. We focus on healing the mind, body and spirit of the animals while reconnecting people with the lessons the animals have to teach. Shy Wolf Sanctuary has an extensive outreach educational program in which we use the animals as ambassadors sharing the message of hope, kindness, and the impact we can have on the environment and the world around us. The fundraising manager is responsible for the creation of the Shy Wolf annual fundraising plan and coordinates all of the Shy Wolf fundraising efforts around that plan. Experience needed are: BA (required), MA (a plus) and 2-plus years-experience in development/fundraising.  Learn more about us at For full job description, email Please – no phone calls. (posted 1-24)

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Sarasota, Florida, is seeking candidates in its search for a Director of Development to steward and grow the theatre’s young fundraising program. Responsibilities include annual giving (individual and corporate), sponsorships, grants, major gifts, capital projects and special events. Position will maintain a proactive leadership role in identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors and, in consult with the Executive Director, plan, implement, and promote fundraising campaigns/activities, and implement strategies for building and maximizing a diverse donor base. Bachelors with 5-7 years demonstrated incremental fundraising experience, leadership of volunteers, oral, written and interpersonal skills, proficiency in development software and computer applications. Capital Campaign experience helpful. An ideal opportunity for an Associate Director ready to step up and lead a burgeoning program. Genuine affinity for and knowledge of theatre are essential. Submit cover letter, resume, three initial references, and writing sample to: Richard M. Parison, Jr., Executive Director, Westcoast Black Theatre, 1343 Main Street, Suite 402, Sarasota, FL 34237. No phone calls. (posted 1/26)

Executive Director:  Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART).  We are seeking an individual with strong leadership and fundraising skills to increase and strengthen support for the mission and programs of SMART as we continue to grow and move forward.  You need to be an effective, self-directed, dynamic person with strong connections in our community; must be passionate about improving the lives of people with disabilities; have at least 5 years experience in senior executive management; have the ability to inspire and motivate a mostly volunteer team; and have demonstrated success in fundraising, including experience with major gifts solicitation, grant writing, special events and capital campaigns.  A Bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is highly desirable. Knowledge of the needs of individuals with disabilities is desirable but not required; an understanding or experience with horses, occupational and/or physical therapies is desirable, but not required.  This is a full-time salaried position.  For more information about SMART, please visit and  For a complete job description and salary information, or to apply, submit resume,  three references and cover letter to Gail Clifton at (posted 1/27)

Program Manager, Arts Integration—Join Sarasota County Schools and Any Given Child Sarasota as they help improve academic achievement for students in Reading, Writing, Math, and Science through arts integrated instruction.  Any Given Child Sarasota is a partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and one of only sixteen communities nationwide selected to develop a strategy for expanding arts education, ensuring access to the arts and equity for all students.  The Program Manager will administer Project Elevate, a plan selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Education’s Professional Development for Arts Educators program to increase teachers’ proficiency in developing and providing arts integrated instruction.  For a full job description, and to apply, please go to:  (posted 1/27)

Mote Marine Laboratory: Annual Fund Manager.   The Annual Fund Manager will be responsible for growing Mote’s annual giving program, including management of appeals (print and digital), corporate donors, special events, and donor stewardship. The Annual Fund Manager at Mote Marine Laboratory will report directly to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and work collaboratively and independently as part of Mote’s overall Development Team.   See more.   (posted 1/27)

ShelterBox USA Donor Relations Coordinator:  The donor relations coordinator’s primary role is to provide support to ShelterBox USA’s donor relations department while maintaining front of house operations. Responsibilities include general administrative duties such as serving as the receptionist for the office, processing donations and coordinating other projects as assigned.  A qualified individual will have excellent proficiency in pc computer applications including the Microsoft Office suite, great interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, and an ability to quickly learn new systems and operate in a dynamic environment.  Read more  (posted 1/31)

Children's Academy of SW FL - Preschool Teachers- ALL AGES.  The perfect candidate will be able to prepare children for kindergarten by introducing concepts they will explore further in kindergarten and elementary school. Work with children in groups or one on one, depending on the needs of children and the subject matter. Plan and carry out a curriculum that targets different areas of child development, such as language, motor, and social skills. Organize activities so children can learn about the world, explore interests, and develop talents. Develop schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime. Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and keep parents informed about their child’s development. If interested please send resumes to or call the Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida @941-747-8726. (posted 2/2)

Children's Academy of SW FL - Director of Program Services: Under the supervision of the VP of Operations, directs organizational wide operations of a broad range of programs, with broad oversight of program activities.   Plans, develops, oversees implementation and supervises programs and program staff, and performs administrative duties. Oversees the provision of day to day program activities in accordance with established standards and goals. Please email resumes to or contact the Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida @ 941-747-8726. (posted 2/2)

Children's Academy of SW FL - Site Director:  CDA & Childcare Directors Credential required or Associates Degree & Childcare Directors Credential or Bachelors Degree & Childcare Directors Credential required. The ideal candidate will be able to train/evaluate/mentor all staff on a ongoing basis. Produce weekly staff schedules. Provide training for staff to meet state and company regulations. Assist staff with any issues they may have. Facilitate parents/teacher meetings. Monthly news letters. Handling of delinquent accounts. Please email resumes to or contact the Children’s Academy of Southwest Florida @ 941-747-8726. (posted 2/2)

Palmetto Youth Center-seeking executive director with nonprofit experience with skills in leadership, management, fundraising, communication, planning, new business, and a knowledge of childcare laws.  Send resumes to Freida at by April 30, 2015. (posted 2/2)

JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation has an immediate opening for a Vice President of Development to further the Foundation's mission by increasing financial sustainability through increased endowments and donations from donors and special events nationally and locally and expanding the Foundation's national and local outreach through volunteer recruitment and retention. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree with 2 - 4 years of non-profit fund raising experience working in a managerial/supervisory role within a community based setting; manage the overall strategies of a comprehensive fund development and stewardship programs; direct experience in development/fundraising functions; become knowledgeable about epilepsy and promote epilepsy awareness and help demystify epilepsy; be a self-starter; excellent interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills; strong writing, oral and presentation communication skills; ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision; proficiency and experience in working with and managing eTapestry management data base system, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher and Facebook, Linked In and You Tube. Qualified candidates are invited to email a cover letter, outlining major career accomplishments, salary requirements, and resume to: (posted 2/2)

Ringling College Library Assoc. Ticketing and Member Services Administrator:  Ringling College Library Association (RCLA) seeks full time administrator/bookkeeper.  Individual will be responsible for all ticket sales and membership activity, including credit card processing, tracking and recording of revenues and data base maintenance.  Must be detail oriented with good customer relationship skills. A minimum of 3 years of related experience required with a AA degree or equivalent.  Previous box office experience a plus. Reports to RCLA Director of Membership and Events. Offering Annual Salary in the $35,000 range.  All inquiries, including resumes, should be sent to: (posted 2/10)

Manatee Players Box Office Assistant:  The Box Office Assistant is responsible for making patrons & prospective patrons feel welcomed and excited about the Manatee Performing Arts Center experience while maximizing revenue from the sale of tickets and for providing general reception duties. The Box Office Assistant reports to the Box Office Manager. Employee assists with the management of an efficient box office opera...tion. Employee must frequently exercise independent judgment and initiative. This job is about 20 hours a week on evenings and weekends. Overall Responsibilities:Provide the Best Possible Patron Experience 1. In a cheerful manner help generate excitement about Manatee Performing Arts Center productions to patrons & prospective patrons; 2. Communicate general organizational information, production details and neighborhood destinations of interest to patrons; 3. Sell tickets via phone and in person for productions at Manatee Performing Arts Center; 4. Follow Manatee Players customer care policy and maintain high standards of customer care; Manage Box Office/Money Transactions: 1. Follow correct cash out procedures and reconciling takings; 2. Generate box office reports; 3. Perform reception duties for the building as needed; 4. Ability to work with/manage volunteers, apprentices and interns, to provide an environment in which they are properly selected, adequately prepared and trained, appropriately monitored and enthusiastically rewarded and thanked for their service. Qualification:  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualities: Enjoys speaking with people Available to work evenings and weekend shifts A genuine interest in the arts; Excellent communication skills; Honest and reliable; Able to self-manage; Previous experience with database or customer service programs.  Experience with ticketing software a plus; Able to work efficiently in a fast paced environment; Cash handling and reconciling experience; Ability to remain calm while working under pressure; Interested candidates should send a resume and a letter of interest to Travis Rogers, Director of Patron Services at or via mail to The Manatee Players, Inc. 502 3rd Avenue W., Bradenton, Florida 34205. No phone calls, please (posted 2/10)

ShelterBox USA Communications Manager:  The Communications Manager leads marketing and public relations initiatives, media relations and external and donor communications to advance ShelterBox USA’s mission and goals. A qualified individual will have excellent proficiency in pc computer applications including the Microsoft Office suite, great interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, and an ability to learn quickly and operate in a dynamic environment.   See more here.   (posted 2/10)

Office/Marketing Assistant P/T: Big Brothers of the Sun Coast is seeking a positive, outgoing individual for our Venice office capable of fast paced multitasking in regards to phone, office support skills, as well as working with a multidisciplinary team. The successful applicant will possess strong computer skills using Word, Outlook, Publisher & Excel.  The ideal candidate must also have good written and communication skills as well as a knowledge base of website and social media. Must be eager to learn, take constructive direction, work independently and manage one’s time. Experience in Adobe creative suite preferred.  Please, submit resume to  (posted 2/12)

Director of Development and Alumni Relations:  Sarasota Christian School is seeking a Director of Development and Alumni Relations to engage new and current donors and alumni who value Christian / Anabaptist education.  Primarily, this candidate will grow the annual giving program, as well as, encourage support for our capital campaign and endowments through direct contacts. Additional responsibilities include management of appeals (print and digital), corporate donors, some special events, and donor stewardship and communication. The Director of Development and Alumni Relations will report to the Director of Advancement and work collaboratively and independently as part of the overall team.  The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of experience in donor and alumni engagement experience and be in agreement with the Mennonite Confession of Faith.  The position will begin July 1, 2015. To apply, send resume and application to or SCS Human Resources, 5415 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota, FL 34232.  (posted 2/13)

VP of Programs, F/T Sarasota: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is seeking an energetic professional for our Sarasota County office.  The successful candidate will initiative oversight and success as well as enhancing staff support and professional development leading to match growth, retention and goal achievement through leadership of recruitment, match and retention functions.  Must be proficient working individually and in a team environment.  A Master's degree is required.  Skill strengths include communication, documentation and detail orientation. Written and verbal, computer literate, valid driver's license, car and current insurance required.  Bilingual a plus.  Please, submit resume to (posted 2/13)

P/T Admin Asst for nonprofit executive director. Phone skills, email, scheduling, workshop preparation, solid computer skills including Word & Excel. BS preferred, experience in fast-paced office environment required. Self-starter with exceptional organizational skills and high degree of accuracy. Works independently and cooperatively with paid and volunteer staff and community. Excellent internal and external customer service skills required. Flexible 15 hour per week schedule, competitive salary. Send cover letter and resume by 3/6/15 to Donna Dunio, Executive Director, Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL, 34228 or email, . (posted 2/13)

Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) seeks an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated commitment to organizational excellence to lead the largest no-kill shelter in the area. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and manages a team of over 20 people and a $1.5 million budget. The successful candidate will be an innovative and accomplished administrator with significant experience in the private, nonprofit sector in a senior management role. Experience in fundraising, resource development, shelter operations, team building and organizational development; a proven track record of strategic planning and implementation in a rapid growth business environment is a must. To apply, send letter of interest and resume to the attention of "HSSC Search Committee" at<>. (posted 2/18)

Family Support Worker – Sarasota.  Join our award winning Healthy Families team!  The Florida Center for Early Childhood is looking for a Family Support Worker. Duties include in-home parent education, case management, family goal setting, screening and evaluations. Professional support provided through weekly supervision, training and monthly staff meetings. A successful applicant must have, at minimum, a high school diploma, one year experience working with children and families, excellent documentation and organizational skills, a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, auto insurance and the ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evening and/or weekend home visits.  Prior experience working with families with substance use, mental health and/or domestic violence issues preferred.  Bi-lingual a must. Full-time $11.06 per hour/non-negotiable.  Fax resume to (941) 378-4919 or or apply at 4620 17th St, Sarasota EOE/DFWP (posted 2/18)

Substitute Teachers – Sarasota/North Port: If you have experience in early childhood education especially working with children with special needs & challenging behaviors and have the ability to work a flexible schedule, The Florida Center for Early Childhood fax (941)378-4919 or email your resume to EOE/DFWP (posted 2/18)

Occupational Therapists – Sarasota/North Port:  We are looking for a Full Time or Part Time Occupational Therapist that is ready for a rewarding career working with young children and their families in a multidisciplinary team.  Minimum requirements include Bachelor Degree, Florida Professional License, experience with pediatric population, knowledge of sensory integration techniques a plus. The Florida Center for Early Childhood Fax (941)378-4919 or email your resume to  EOE/DFWP (posted 2/18)

Office/Marketing Assistant P/T: Big Brothers of the Sun Coast is seeking a positive, outgoing individual for our Venice office capable of fast paced multitasking in regards to phone, office support skills, as well as working with a multidisciplinary team. The successful applicant will possess strong computer skills using Word, Outlook, Publisher & Excel. The ideal candidate must also have good written and communication skills as well as a knowledge base of website and social media. Must be eager to learn, take constructive direction, work independently and manage one’s time. Experience in Adobe creative suite preferred. Please, submit resume to (posted 2/22)

Membership/development assistant: Historic Spanish Point seeks a membership/development assistant.  Responsibilities include gift entry and acknowledgement, processing event registrations and pulling lists, creating and updating constituent records, setting up online event registration and donation pages, and administrative support. Experience using Raiser’s Edge or similar database software, proficient user of Microsoft Word and Excel, strong attention to detail, excellent written and grammatical skills, and the ability to problem solve.  Must be a strong team player. Higher education or non-profit experience is preferred. This is a part-time job—16-20 hours weekly, with some flexibility in hours.  Please submit a cover letter, resume and references at: Learn more about us at  (posted 2/23)

JFCS has an immediate opening for a Grants Manager.  The Grants Manager is primarily responsible for the reporting and oversight of Program Grants to include the financial and administrative accounting components which include federal, state, local and foundation grant oversight and administration. This position focuses on stewarding all aspects of grants management to include managing the collection and coordinating systems for grants received, including preparation of timelines, coordinating grant requirements with program managers, program implementation, and evaluating outcomes/outputs. The Grants Manager is responsible to accurately report on assigned grants and funded projects to state, federal, and other funding agencies. Work is performed with a wide degree of independence and latitude. The Grants Manager is also responsible to take the lead in writing grant applications and specially-crafted proposals for individual donors.  A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Finance ( Master’s preferred) is required. Proven experience (at least three years) writing foundation and/or government grant proposals or letters of solicitation is required. This position reports to the Vice President of Programs. Please send resume to (posted 2/25)

Kiwanis of Bradenton Foundation Development Director:  The Kiwanis of Bradenton Foundation is seeking a Development Director. The ideal candidate will have 3 – 5 years experience in Donor Development, Donor Relations and Planned Giving Strategies. Experience in the Bradenton / Sarasota area preferred but not required. Job requires high energy, creative and resourceful individual who understands the value of a balanced fundraising approach and who possesses the ability to build positive alliances and strategic community partnerships.  60-70K (Commensurate with Experience) To apply, please email resume and three professional references to our hiring manager, Ruth Banther at (posted 2/27)

The Lemur Conservation Foundation, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through captive breeding, scientific research and education, has an immediate opening for an Individual Giving Officer who will work closely with the Executive Director & CEO to develop and implement fundraising strategies with a special focus on individual major gift relationship management to meet short- and long-term funding goals of LCF.  The primary objective of LCF is to develop long-term relationships built on a firm understanding of donors’ interests, passions and values. To apply please submit three grant proposal and annual publication samples with cover letter, resume and salary requirements  To learn more about LCF visit (posted 2/27)

Wounded Warrior Project:  The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for stewarding a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects within the Southeast, with an emphasis in Florida.  This position will identify, cultivate, and solicit high net worth individuals through ongoing personal contact, with strong emphasis on in-person meetings and cultivation events.  This professional will contribute to the financial goal of the Major Gifts team, manage personal goals, and be responsible for generating revenue from cash, gifts of stock and deferred gifts. Read more.  (Posted 2/27)

Wounded Warrior Project:  The Principal Gifts Officer is a member of Wounded Warrior Project’s fundraising team and will steward a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects rated with a gift capacity of $1 million or more. The Principal Gifts Officer will identify, cultivate and solicit high net worth individuals through ongoing personal contact, with strong emphasis on in-person meetings and cultivation events.  PGO will share in the financial goal of the Major Gifts team and be responsible for generating revenue from cash, gifts of stock and deferred gifts. This position will require national travel. Read more.  (posted 2/27)

RCLA Office and Ticket Sales Administrator:  Ringling College Library Association (RCLA) seeks full time administrator to help run organization’s office.  Reporting to the RCLA Director of Membership and Events, the Office and Ticket Sales Administrator will have responsibility for box office and program administration, including event ticketing and customer service.  This individual also assists with membership development and implementation of special programs and events.  The ideal candidate must have proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, database management, and QuickBooks.  A minimum of 4 years of related office experience required with an AA degree or equivalent.  Offering annual salary in the $35,000 range.  The RCLA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the Ringling College of Art and Design’s Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library and acts as a catalyst for the educational growth of students, faculty and community.  The Town Hall Lecture series - its most recognized event, and Art Lecture series as well as general RCLA memberships are its principal fundraisers.  All inquiries, including resumes, should be sent to:  (posted 3/1)