National Church Residences

  • Director of Philanthropy

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Address
    2245 North Bank Drive
  • Overview

    According to prescribed policies and procedures of the organization including all applicable state, federal and accreditation regulations and under the general supervision of the Senior Vice President Philanthropy and Mission Impact, the Director of Philanthropy is responsible for pursuing major gifts/grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government sources.  The role will oversee special fundraising campaigns throughout the organization, including capital and program focused initiatives.  The Director of Philanthropy will assist in developing and managing national partnerships with funders and service partners.




    • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major gift donors and prospects, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government sources.
    • Actively engages in working to establish long-term relationships and strengthening existing donor relationships with a special focus on corporate national partnerships.
    • Oversees special campaign initiatives including the development of solicitation strategies, materials, etc. and coordinates the involvement of the organization’s leadership, board of directors, and program staff in solicitation activities.
    • Proactively seeks opportunities to generate new proposals based on corporate and foundation guidelines and interests
    • Cultivates and solicits assigned individual donors and prospects for major/planned gifts.
    • Assists with developing a case for support for priority projects
    • Develops funding applications working collaboratively with the Foundation’s Director of Quality Assurance & Grants Management
    • Works with the Coordinator of Volunteer Services to develop strategies that leverages volunteer partnerships into financial philanthropic partnerships
    • Cultivates and maintains strong communication links with assigned donors and prospects
    • Supports efforts to develop a “culture of philanthropy” philosophy throughout the organization by encouraging and supporting fundraising activities in the field
    • Develops strong relationships within communities to foster a positive image of National Church Residences and encourage support of our mission
    • Works closely with the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy & Mission Impact to develop and implement organizational fundraising strategies



    • Demonstrates and maintains a positive, professional manner, manages time efficiently and effectively, provides leadership as a role model to promote a team approach, collaborates a participates in policy creation and appropriate problem solving methods.


    • Must adhere to all policies, procedures, terms and conditions set forth in the National Church Residences’ Employee Information Guide (EIG) as well as any facility handbook including but not limited to corporate compliance, drug free workplace, safe work practices, all federal, state, local regulations and laws.
    • With respect to Client Rights, ensures all care is provided with respect and dignity for clients, reports all complaints made by clients and/or families to the appropriate supervisors, reports all allegations of abuse, misappropriation of funds/client property and/or any other corporate compliance, drug free workplace, safe work practices, all federal, state, local regulations and laws.


    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Education:       Must have a Bachelors degree in a relevant area.  Masters degree preferred.


    Experience:       Minimum five years of progressively responsible fundraising or non-profit management experience including successful work in major gifts/grants


                                 Travel:                 Must be willing to travel 


    Mental:                Must have exceptional written, verbal, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills 


    Skills:                   Strong ability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize successful approaches to achieving fundraising goals.  A proven track record of solid relationship building both internal and external constituencies.  Demonstrated knowledge of grant writing.  Understanding of donor databases and wealth screening tools.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.


    Licensure:          n/a


    Vision:             Normal:  Consistent with standard workflow.


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