Senior Philanthropy Officer
Job Details
Phoenix Offices - Phoenix, AZ
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Up to 25%

This is an exciting time at the Grand Canyon Conservancy, and this role is ideal for a self-starter who is eager to drive an established program toward national reach and prominence. Help build a community of inspired philanthropists who care deeply about the preservation and conservation of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and who will profoundly impact the Park for present and future visitors.
This position works across the organization and with our public partners to meet the annual and long-term funding needs of priority projects in the Park. This position develops gift strategies for the ongoing cultivation of individual donors across the US and works to enhance our donor-centered culture. This position reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer.

Duties vary and could include, but are not limited to, the tasks listed below.

Personal solicitation:
Effectively manages, solicits, cultivates, and grows a portfolio of 75-100 individual donors with the capacity to make a major gift to meet annual goals ($10,000 and above)
Develops and facilitates cultivation, recruitment, and stewardship strategies for major and principal donors to meet the annual and long-term goal
Conducts donor discovery, cultivation, and solicitation visits with highly rated prospects to meet annual and long-term goals
Researches, stewards, and participates in strategic principal gift preparation with Chief Philanthropy Officer and Chief Executive Officer
Actively engages donors and prospects through Grand Canyon Conservancy and Grand Canyon National Park events
Partners with staff, board, and National Park Service professionals to match donors and fundraising opportunities to priority park projects
Extensive knowledge of prospect management systems, specialized prospect research, and wealth screening processes
Works with the philanthropy team to identify donors and prospects at all levels of giving
Generates lists for donor visits and engagement activities
Prepare individual correspondence and impact reports
Actively plan, prepare, and engage donors and prospects through events designed to cultivate members and enhance relationships. Provide consistent follow-up post events to secure commitments or move relationships forward. Management and reporting:
Collaborates in annual goal targets and long-range funding strategies, including budget and timeline
Proficient in a fundraising CRM, such as Raisers Edge, and donor research software to manage donors, track activities, screen prospects, and produce reports.
Intermediate to high proficiency with Microsoft Office products and willingness to become proficient in new programs, learning management systems, and productivity apps as needed.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong attention to detail and accuracy
Supervise individual giving staff member(s) and collaborate with the philanthropy team to achieve annual goals

GCC has identified four core values that represent how we interact with our employees, partners, visitors, supporters, and followers. Our values include:

Integrity: We are honest, respectful, inclusive, caring, and accountable for our actions. We operate at a high level of excellence, utilizing our resources to their best and fullest potential.
Education: We are a dynamic learning organization uniquely positioned to cultivate the awe of the Grand Canyon.
Service: We embrace our role as a valued partner of the National Park Service at Grand Canyon National Park and will provide the highest level of excellence in every interaction with employees, partners, visitors, supporters, and donors.
Connection: We foster a sense of wonder and adventure for the Grand Canyon.

Performs 70% of job duties in an office setting
Sit for long periods, up to four consecutive hours at a time
Works for long hours with a computer, repetitive tasks with the keyboard
Regularly works outside on special assignments and travels to meet donors
May occasionally work more than 40 hours per week or on weekends and holidays to meet critical deadlines and for special functions
Ability to occasionally lift to 25 lbs
Ability to travel and work flexible hours essential

This is a year-round, full-time, exempt, remote working position. Salary is commensurate with experience. GCC provides a comprehensive benefits package including vacation and holiday pay, sick leave, employer-supplemented health benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and health savings account (HSA) plan, long-term disability, and life insurance, a 401(k)-retirement plan, Canyon Experience Days, and discounts in GCC retail stores and for Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute classes.

Grand Canyon Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Bachelors Degree or significant related professional experience
Minimum of 7 years institutional fundraising experience
Experience with current and evolving trends in fundraising and foundation and corporate giving

Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team of highly enthusiastic, dedicated people focused on engaging donors, prospects, and partners in the vital work of our organization
Ability to maintain confidential donor and management information
The ability to promote and maintain a positive work environment
Ability to inspire and motivate donors, volunteers, fellow team members and staff, business leaders, and philanthropists
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong attention to detail and accuracy
Experience with database administration, spreadsheet software, and budget management