NOTE: This position may be located anywhere in the Northeastern United States.
The Director of Philanthropy works to cultivate, solicit, and steward and retain a qualified portfolio of donors and prospects with the capacity to give six and seven figure leadership level gifts. The Director is a results-oriented, entrepreneurial professional who enjoys high-level, front-line relationship building, solicitation, and strategy development for cultivating high-value relationships. Key responsibilities include crafting strategies to engage donors and prospects and developing highly tailored proposals and engagement opportunities, with strategic responsibility for growing high-profile relationships in the northeastern United States.
Essential Character Traits:
Strong commitment to personal and team excellence; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; strong drive to create and strengthen donor relationships; ability to work cooperatively and diplomatically with a culturally diverse group of people. Candidate must display improvisation and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment and ability to work under pressure.
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Bachelor’s degree plus eight (8) years of related work experience in fundraising.
a) Master degree preferred
b) Experience in individual giving and major gifts development, corporate & foundation relations, and planned giving with the ability to work independently or cooperatively to secure gifts from all sectors.
Heifer International is a non-profit organization that works in partnership with others to alleviate hunger, poverty and environmental degradation. Heifer helps impoverished families become self-reliant by providing them with food and income producing animals and training.
Since 1944, Heifer International has helped more than 8.5 million families in 125 countries. Each family "passes on the gift"... by giving one or more of its animal's offspring to another family in need. Heifer International provides more than 20 different animals, from dairy goats and chickens to llamas and water buffalo. For more information, visit us at www.heifer.org.