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The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound Seeking Philanthropic Services & Program Director

October 13, 2016

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The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is seeking a Philanthropic Services and Program Director to join our team. 

Please read on to learn all about the position, our hiring criteria, position benefits and how to apply. 

Position Title: Philanthropic Services and Programs Director

Reports to: CEO

Category: Professional & Administrative, Exempt

Pay Range: $56,000-$66,000/year DOQ

Mission: Inspire philanthropic efforts that enrich our communities

Position Overview

The Philanthropic Services and Programs Director is responsible for donor relations, asset development, the discretionary grants program, supporting internal and external funding initiatives, and community nonprofit organization capacity building services.    The Director staffs the Resource Development and Grants Committees of the Board and represents The Foundation in multiple venues. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

ASSET DEVELOPMENT & DONOR RELATIONS

  • Coordinates and implements all donor stewardship activities
  • Designs growth strategies for all fund types
  • Builds and maintains outreach program to professional advisors
  • Develops, manages, and implements organizational funding strategies, methods and efforts
  • Recommends and implements alternative funding methods

COMMUNITY GRANTS, INITIATIVES & SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Implements and evaluates annual discretionary grants program
  • Provides training and consultation to grant seeking organizations
  • Designs and implements processes for grant reporting and evaluation
  • Serves as resource for the Board regarding community issues, trends and data
  • Develops protocol and processes for Foundation-initiated grant making
  • Oversees administration of the scholarship program

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION CAPACITY BUILDING

  • Maintains regular contact with community nonprofit organizations to identify organizational needs 
  • Plans and implements community nonprofit organization capacity building services

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

  • Ability to think strategically, listen for understanding, and work collaboratively
  • Track record of innovative and creative approaches to challenges and opportunities
  • Possesses strong relationship building skills 
  • Minimum of five years’ work experience in nonprofit fundraising/leadership, donor services, legacy planning, or institutional advancement
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills, with ability to engage and inspire a wide range of audiences
  • Grant management experience preferred
  • Experience with a variety of social media platforms preferred
  • Flexible and adaptable self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team with tight deadlines and multiple priorities 

BENEFITS

  • Three weeks paid time off annually
  • Medical insurance paid for employee
  • 5% retirement contribution (waiting period applies)
  • Civic club membership paid by employer

Physical Demands

  • Sit at desk 2-3 hours at a time
  • Keyboarding for 2-3 hours at a time
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds

Special Work Requirements

  • Safe and reliable personal transportation required.  Properly licensed and properly insured.
  • Travel within Washington and out of state for conferences and professional development opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a complete resume, salary history, minimum of 3 professional references and cover letter to:

Norma Schuiteman, CEO
The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound
212 Union Avenue SE, Suite 102
Olympia, WA 98512

Or, via email to legacy@thecommunityfoundation.com

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is an equal opportunities employer.

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTH PUGET SOUND 

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation manages charitable gifts and endowments and is a catalyst for moving philanthropy forward in Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties.  The proceeds of the funds held by The Foundation generate grants and scholarships today, while preserving resources for tomorrow’s community needs.  

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October 13, 2016

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