Development – General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
Internationally focused nonprofit is seeking a Director of Philanthropy to sustain and grow philanthropic giving, oversee operations and staff, and provide leadership and guidance as a member of the senior management team.
This organization works to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and disaster from the forgotten corners of the world to right here at home. In the last 30 years it has provided $6.5 million in volunteer services and $343 million in medicines and supplies to families in need in 68 countries worldwide.
The purpose of the Director of Philanthropy position is to sustain and grow philanthropic giving at the organization, oversee the philanthropy department operations and staff, and provide leadership and guidance as a member of the senior management team regarding all aspects of philanthropy activities in partnership with the Founder & Executive Director, Director of Operations & Program Development and the Board of Directors’. In pursuit of the organization’s mission, the Director of Philanthropy will bring vision and the strategic expertise necessary for oversight and execution of the organization’s strategic philanthropy plan. The position will have a special focus on individual major donors and donor prospects with gift capacity of $1,000+, launching a planned giving program, and cultivating a new generation of donors. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record leading a philanthropy department and securing major gifts.
Demonstrated commitment to continuing education in nonprofit fundraising and management; CFRE preferred.
Minimum four (4) years’ experience leading comprehensive fund development/philanthropy department operations including: managing staff; building a donor-centric culture of philanthropy; optimizing fundraising databases; demonstrated track record implementing moves management best practices with individuals, foundations and businesses/corporations; annual campaigns; event planning and management; and volunteer engagement.
Demonstrated success in grant writing and grant management.
Passion for international relief.
Impeccable relationship management, business management, and project management skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent grant proposal writing and grant management skills.
Excellent volunteer leadership and management skills.
Strong team spirit and ethic to match organizational culture.
Ability to thrive in a “small shop” environment.
Willingness and capability to work at a level of detail appropriate to the current size of the organization as well as the capacity to grow.
Capacity to serve as an ambassador of the organization within the San Diego community and International collaborative relief community.
Strong competency in common office and fundraising software and social media platforms (such as MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Raisers Edge; Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required by meetings and special events.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience, and eligibility for a bonus plan based on agreed upon milestones created in partnership with the Executive Director.
Excellent benefits package including medical allowance, 9 paid holidays per year plus one week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and 401 (k) matching plan.
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