Senior Director of Individual Giving

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 19, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. Project HOME addresses the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Reporting to the Vice President of Development and Communications, the Senior Director of Individual Giving is responsible for overseeing all solicitations to individuals; managing a portfolio of major donors and prospects as well as cultivation of new donors and donor relations. The Senior Director will supervise a Development Officer, Major Gifts, and the Manager of Annual Giving who oversee the Special Events Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator, respectively. The Senior Director will develop stewardship and solicitation strategies, oversee the creation and production of development communication materials and provide leadership for major donor recognition and fundraising events.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible, successful major gift fundraising experience within a nonprofit organization, with three (3) years of management experience, capital campaign experience is preferred. The Senior Director will have demonstrated success in achieving fundraising goals and a successful track record of cultivating, soliciting, and securing major gifts. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities while building, fostering and maintaining relationships with both internal and external constituencies. Must have strong organizational abilities and proven experience developing and managing budgets. Outstanding communication skills are essential with the ability to express orally and in writing Project HOME’s mission and fundraising goals with clarity, passion and persuasion. A Bachelor's degree is required; Master’s degree preferred. Must be able to travel regionally and be available to attend events after work hours or on weekends.

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Qualified candidates may send resume and salary history to: 
Cathy McGeever, Lambert & Associates