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Director of Philanthropy

Director of Philanthropy

Job Title:              Director of Philanthropy

Reports To:         Vice President of Philanthropy

Supervises:         Special Events and Communications Officer

FLSA Status:        Exempt

Department:      Development & External Affairs


The Director of Philanthropy is a well-rounded fundraising professional who supports the core operations of the Development Department with specific oversight of annual giving, special events management, marketing and communications. The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for guiding and overseeing a comprehensive and integrated annual giving program, including appeals (direct mail, digital, and phone). They will develop a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies involving personal visitation, direct mail, email, phone, social media, and volunteer engagement; all focused on shaping a sustainable program of support, acquiring new donors, and increasing current donors’ giving. In addition, the Director of Philanthropy will provide leadership and management of organizational efforts related to special events including the annual gala. The Director of Philanthropy will also provide leadership, oversight and management of marketing and communications for the agency.

Primary Responsibilities

*Annual Giving (40%)

*Special Events Management (35%)

*Marketing and Communications (25%)

*Supervise the Special Events and Communications Officer

* Other duties and tasks may be assigned as needed.


Knowledge & Skills

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to normal risks of working in an office environment (e.g., risks due to heavy computer use).

In addition to a resume, successful applicants will provide a cover letter that discusses a great event they were a part of, and what steps went in to making that event a success. Resumes and cover letter will be emailed as attachments to