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Director of Philanthropy, San Diego, CA

Company: International Relief Teams
Date Posted: January 1, 2018

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.

An extensive review of the organizations current capacity has recently been completed from an outside organization with a three year strategic plan developed in consultation with the executive team and the board. This will serve as a significant springboard for the new Director.

Required Experience & Skills:

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;
  • volunteer engagement and
  • demonstrated success in grant writing and grant management.

In addition the successful candidate will be a good fit for IRT's culture including:

  • 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.