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Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc. - Lead Fundraising Consultant


Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc. is hiring a Lead Fundraising Consultant to work with clients on initiatives that may include a wide variety of skills and leadership including, fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning for projects and organizations in a variety of stages.

The consultant is directly responsible for providing client support and working with a PJS team to complete tasks, conduct meetings, and follow up, as necessary.  

The geographic scope of work is expected to be concentrated in Nebraska and neighboring states. Travel may be occasional.

Client Responsibilities:

Work with clients as a lead consultant representing the firm and serving as a liaison to the firm and its resources

Develop and coordinate initiatives where nonprofit staff need support in the areas of strategic planning, annual fundraising, philanthropic feasibility studies or capital campaign efforts

Develop Fundraising and Marketing Strategies for annual giving

Conduct gift solicitations or fundraising meetings

Grant and Foundation support

Lead meetings with clients and other partners

Attend (and participate in) events

Provide timely reports and updates to clients

“Showing up” for clients in the community

Responsibilities with PJS:

Public presentations and external trainings

Write articles on trending topics

Attend weekly strategy meetings to provide status updates and strategic guidance being provided to clients and engage in team strategy discussions around all clients of PJS

Be a positive representative for PJS in the community

Help develop and drive company strategy and service lines through informal conversations and formal quarterly staff discussions

Respect individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs, including clients, coworkers and partners

Other duties as assigned

Experience & Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in related business or nonprofit field required

Masters Degree in related field or additional certifications (CFRE) preferred

Desire to work with nonprofit organizations

5+ years of nonprofit or related experience preferred

A demonstrated understanding of philanthropic communities through major gift success or past presentations

Experience leading areas of fundraising and/or marketing for non-profits, in one or more of the following areas:

Capital Campaigns

General Writing Skills

Grant Writing

Major Giving


Planned Giving

Strategic Planning

Skills Required:

Ability to make presentations

Ability to communicate clearly, listen and coordinate follow through among non-profit staff, PJS staff and community volunteers which includes the ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing

Ability to organize and prioritize work

Ability to work independently and communicate priorities as needed

Excellent interpersonal skills

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Job Requirements:

Ability to travel if needed

Valid driver’s license

Flexible work hours

Please send resume and cover letter to Patrick Falke at

***Applicant names will be concealed to PJS staff during review of resumes to minimize bias.

***PJS is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.