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Director of Individual Giving

Episcopal Community Services (ECS)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Oct 3, 2021

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Focus Areas
Human Services
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
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Episcopal Community Services (ECS), a leading provider of direct social services in the Greater Philadelphia region, embraces adaptability and program innovation to meet the evolving and diverse needs of Philadelphians who are under-resourced. ECS has a 150-year legacy of transforming itself in times of crisis and providing essential support services for the city’s most vulnerable. ECS strives to challenge and reduce intergenerational poverty through programs designed to help participants move out of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. ECS’ core programs address workforce development, housing, afterschool enrichment, health education, and food insecurity.

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Individual Giving raises funds for Episcopal Community Services by managing a portfolio of assigned, qualified donors, assuring that as many as possible are retained as continuing donors to the organization and are upgraded in their giving and involvement. The position is focused on strengthening donor relationships with Episcopal Community Services and building philanthropic support.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in advancement, with a proven record of success securing major gifts. The successful candidate has proven experience developing solicitation strategies and a track record of success identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift level donors, including sophisticated, high-net-worth individuals. Must have proven success independently closing major gifts of $25,000 and above demonstrated through recent experience as a donor-facing calling officer. The successful candidate must have superior communication skills to express, orally and in writing, Episcopal Community Services’ mission, vision, and goals with clarity, passion, and persuasion. Must believe in the mission and vision of Episcopal Community Services with a personal interest in racial equity and reducing intergenerational poverty. Bachelor’s degree required; fundraising training and certifications desirable. Willing and able to travel; access to a car; must be available to attend events after work hours or on weekends as needed.

For a complete position description, listing of qualifications and additional information on Episcopal Community Services, visit our website at 

Qualified candidates may send resume to:
Catharine McGeever
Lambert & Associates

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