Director of Philanthropy
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Reporting to the Vice President for External Relations, the Director of Philanthropy will act as an ambassador in support of the mission of Princeton Theological Seminary and play an instrumental role in increasing donor support through building authentic, strong relationships with friends and alumni of the Seminary. In partnership with the Advancement team, the Vice President for External Relations, and the Seminary President, the Director of Philanthropy will have primary responsibility for identifying and building relationships with new donors, developing cultivation and solicitation strategies with existing donors, and implementing effective stewardship and carefully nurturing ongoing relationships. The Director of Philanthropy will oversee the planned giving program and the development of a comprehensive major gift program.
Princeton Theological Seminary prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena.
Princeton Seminary is a Presbyterian school in the Reformed tradition, an identity it embraces proudly and believes to be an essential source of wisdom and strength for its mission. At the same time, Princeton Seminary is an ecumenical, international, and intercultural community that holds Jesus Christ as the center of life together. True to its Reformed heritage, Princeton Seminary promotes academic excellence as a faithful expression of loving God. This community of learning nurtures intellectual curiosity and fosters theological research. In response to Christ’s call for the unity of the church, the Seminary embraces in its life and work a rich racial and ethnic diversity and the breadth of communions represented in the worldwide church.
A vital part of the learning experience at Princeton Seminary is its residential community. Learning is not only confined to the Princeton campus. The world itself is the classroom, and students extend their learning in many locations throughout the globe with field education experiences, travel courses, and academic exchange programs. The essence of the Reformed tradition is an impulse towards innovation. The Seminary is strengthening its core commitment to preparing pastors for parish ministry while providing room in the curriculum for new forms of Christian ministry and service to which its students feel called.
In response to Christ’s call for the unity of the church, the seminary embraces in its life and work a rich racial and ethnic diversity and the breadth of communions represented in the worldwide church. As part of the agreement of living together at Princeton Theological Seminary, the Seminary promises to practice hospitality and seek understanding and integrity in its relationships. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, military status, national origin, religious affiliation (except as religion may be a bona fide occupational qualification for certain positions at the seminary), disability, sexual or affectional orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of an individual, or any other characteristic protected by law.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of experience closing gifts of $10,000 and above. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Princeton Theological Seminary as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.