Director of Philanthropy
Job Details
Administration - Seattle, WA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
None
Day
Nonprofit - Social Services

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that's made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you.

 

As the Director of Philanthropy, you will be responsible for developing, engaging, and deepening relationships with major donors and prospects, identifying prospects for major gifts and developing them into major donors. Emphasis is placed upon personal contact with donors through engagement points such as visits, tours, events, phone calls, email, and personal correspondence. This position is regularly and customarily engaged away from the office in promoting the cause of the Mission to the public. The job requires at least 80% of the time to be spent on high donor contact: cultivation, solicitation,  and stewardship

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Manage a portfolio of 100-175 donors and prospects who have the capacity to make multi-year commitments of five to six-figure gifts, including:
    • Through proactively reaching and caring for new and existing major donors, with an emphasis on heavy 2-way engagement and interaction.
    • Lead the organization in an annual million-dollar ask.
    • Make many $100,000+ asks annually based on donor capacity.
    • Intentionally prospect principal level relationships that have a mission match but have not given to the Mission.
    • Develop positive and professional relationships with lapsed donors to reactivate them at the major donor level.
    • Develop individual development strategies for each donor and prospect in the major portfolio.
    • Develop positive and professional relationships with new and current mid and major donors.
    • Conduct solicitations on behalf of the Mission through building relationships with donors.
    • Provide reports to donors regarding the Missions programs.
  • Meet annual revenue goals for your portfolio, as established by the Director of Principal Giving.
    • Develop growth maximization and implementation strategies for current donors.
    • Develop new prospecting tools and objectives for new donors.
    • Implement unique and timely gift-ask opportunities that support and enhance the donor's partnership and relationship with the Mission.
  • Keep complete and accurate records and produce reports on donor strategies and activities, including:
    • Early prospect outreach, identification of new prospects, growth in cumulative giving, dollars raised, donors secured, and handoffs conducted.
    • Track donor activity in the database.
    • Track and report fundraising metrics to the Director of Principal Giving.
  • Seek to increase the level of donor giving each year, ensuring proper stewardship and recognition of donors.
  • Conduct solicitations on behalf of the Mission through building relationships with donors.
  • Represent the Mission when called upon. In addition, professionally articulate the Mission’s vision and values verbally and in writing to prospects and current donors.
  • Increase personal knowledge of the fundraising profession.
  • Attend and participate in all Mission, Division, and Department meetings and training, as required.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications & Experience

 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent years of experience required.
  • 10+ Development/fundraising experience required. Minimum of 5 years of major gift experience required.
  • Successful regular solicitation of $100,000 gifts and experience with making $1 million-plus asks.
  • Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License and be able to meet the standards of the Mission driver criteria required, including but not limited to:
    • Clean driving record
    • No current suspensions or revocations
    • At least 21 years of age

 

Work Environment

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time in a temperature-controlled environment. Frequently uses good judgment to make decisions. Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms. Occasionally lifts up to 20 pounds and walks, using stairways to climb to multiple floors within the company. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Pre-Employment

 

This position is subject to pre-employment background check and drug screen.

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