Sr. Philanthropy Officer

Location Washington, DC 20011
Date Posted August 13, 2022
Job ID 9010
Employment Type Direct Hire
Scion Nonprofit Staffing, has been engaged to conduct an immediate search for a Sr. Philanthropy Officer on behalf of our amazing client, an impactful organization that provides meals, groceries, and nutrition counseling in Washington DC. This is an incredible direct-hire opportunity for a senior philanthropy professional that will expand a robust major gifts program with an established nonprofit!

  • 37 hours a week, 3 paid hours back to you!
  • Onsite opportunity in DC, with short Fridays! Flexible work hours to miss traffic, start as early as 7 am! 
  • Substantial relocation bonus offered! 
  • Be a part of an uplifting organizational culture of teamwork, growth, and value collaboration!
  • Competitive salary up to $115,000 depending on experience as well as a robust benefits package!
  • Supervise Donor Relations Manager and provide strategic guidance for the mid-level giving and sustainer programs, including when to transition qualified prospects into the major donor portfolio. 
  • Identify, research, qualify, solicit, and steward donors and prospects to successfully close major gifts for the annual fund and leadership gifts for the capital campaign.
  • Build and manage a portfolio of 100-125 donors and qualified prospects.
  • Help lead routine pipeline meetings and donor strategy sessions. Ensure that each major donor and prospect has a clear strategy and timeline for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify, qualify/disqualify donors to ensure placement in the giving channel that best facilitates optimal engagement to strengthen long-term financial support.
  • Create and implement thoughtful individual solicitation strategies that will incorporate blended gifts (annual/capital; annual/capital/planned, etc.) and/or deferred and varied giving options (stock, retirement plans, charitable remainder trusts, etc.) to help donors make their most meaningful gift.
  • Work closely with supervisor on the planned giving program. Keep current on planned and major giving techniques and changes affecting charitable giving, including attending seminars and courses.
  • Create opportunities for two-dialogue and increased donor engagement.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward through an active schedule including personal meetings, phone calls, personalized emails, written communications, cold calling, tours and events.
  • Network with existing and prospective donors to meet new potential donors and convert those relationships into donors.
  • Develop briefing memos, proposals, stewardship materials, thank you notes, letters, written updates, acknowledgements, etc.
  • Implement donor appreciation events to recognize, thank and educate current donors.
  • Utilize Raiser’s Edge for reporting and to track progress, donor notes and actions. Update proposals, donor profiles and strategies in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and manage major donor budget; provide oversight and guidance in preparing the mid-level and sustainer budgets.
  • Support the organization at some of its many events unrelated to major donors.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • 8+ years of experience, with at least four years raising gifts of $10,000+.
  • Proven experience with donor research, successful donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Strong knowledge of planned giving.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills a must. 
  • Knowledge of advanced development techniques, including an understanding of current laws regarding taxability of donations, familiarity with deferred giving strategies, and knowledge of a diverse array of charitable instruments.
  • Comfortable interfacing with a wide variety of constituents—development staff, donors, businesses, board members and others—and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Strong active listening skills: ability to build relationships quickly and ask thoughtful and strategic questions, inspiring donors to communicate philanthropic goals.
  • Desire and ability to communicate effectively and comfortably with donors in person and over the phone. Comfort in “cold calling” and in direct solicitation of major, planned and leadership gifts.
  • Goal oriented and mission focused, metric driven.
  • Solid computer skills in a PC environment. Excellent skills in the use of Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word; Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and/or experience with data management or CRMs a plus.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.
  • Highly organized with acute attention to detail and time management.
  • Skill in communicating, both orally and in writing, with diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability to prepare sophisticated, grammatically correct written documents.
  • Ability to organize sophisticated donor cultivation and recognition events.
  • Ability to attend evening events.
  • Ability and license to operate a motor vehicle.

This position with our client will require employees to be onsite in Washington DC. As a cautionary measure, our client is asking all employees to be fully vaccinated by the date of hire. If an eligible candidate is unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine due to a religious, medical, or disability-related reason the client will make available appropriate reasonable accommodations.
Compensation & Benefits:
The ability to work for an organization with a phenomenal mission, positive team-oriented work environment and a competitive salary of around $115,000 depending on experience. Additionally a very robust benefits package is included but not limited to: medical, dental, life and disability insurance coverage, flexible spending account, retirement plan (403 b) plus employer matching, paid parental leave, employee assistance program, flexible spending account, free parking, 10 paid vacation days and 5 personal days, short Fridays, and a flexible schedule!
How to Apply:
For immediate consideration, please submit your resume today!
About our Firm:
Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully connecting thousands of talented professionals with incredible, mission-driving organizations across the country. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.

Named an Inc. 5000 Top Fastest-Growing Private Company in America, we are proud to also be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firm in America, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times! Additional information about Scion Nonprofit can be found online.

Scion Nonprofit, a division of Scion Staffing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. For opportunities located in a region that have enacted fair chance, arrest or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We believe in following best practices and considering all qualified applicants.

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