The Vice President of Philanthropy is responsible for the identification, cultivation, successful solicitation, and negotiation of gifts within his/her region of LiftFund. The Vice President of Philanthropy manages a portfolio of individual major gift donors and prospects. This individual provides collaborative leadership in strategizing and facilitating opportunities among other staff and board members. Additionally, the Vice President of Philanthropy will work with the President & CEO, Chief Advancement Officer, Regional Market Presidents and staff to strengthen relationships with banking and finance partners. Success will be measured via individual and team increases in the size, diversity, and frequency of gifts and the design, maintenance and expansion of a robust prospect pipeline with capacity for continuous contacts/conversations with prospects and donors.
Proven track record of fundraising and advancement within the designated community
A minimum of 5 years of experience in fundraising, donor stewardship, and major gift strategies, experience with planned giving a plus
A four-year college degree
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement an annual fundraising program
Proven success in meeting fundraising goals
A self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit
Extensive knowledge of relationship management and donor engagement strategies
Personality and disposition that are characterized by collaboration, collegiality, deliberation, openness, and a strong sense of humor
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ATTRIBUTES FOR ROLE
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:
Mission and Values Oriented – Committed to LiftFund’s mission and values and demonstrates that commitment in every day
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to
Attention to Detail & Adaptability – Self-motivated and manages competing demands; Strives to meet a standard of excellence; Able to deal with change, delays, or unexpected events; Asks for and offers help when needed; Ability to work in a complex organization, work with all team members, flexibility, and willingness to negotiate and
Analytical, Problem Solving, & Organizational Skills - Gathers and analyzes information skillfully and can efficiently execute on multiple priorities/plans/ideas.
Achievement - Having the sustained energy and determination in the face of obstacles to set and meet challenging targets and deliver the required agency
Verbal & Written Communication; Interpersonal Skills - Clarity of speech, remaining calm and focused, being polite and listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control. Edits work for spelling and
Customer Service - Responds promptly to colleague’s and donor’s needs; knowledge of and demonstrated experience in delivering world-class customer
Additional Salary Information: Compensation & Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; medical, dental, vision & life insurance; Paid holidays, vacation & sick leave; 401(k).