Senior Director, Philanthropy - (3140)

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Institute of International Education
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
May 24, 2021
Jun 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The Senior Director, Philanthropy is responsible for helping to build a robust fundraising program. The Senior Director is the lead strategist on the operations of the philanthropy office, manages a small portfolio of high-potential donors and prospects, builds strong relationships with internal stakeholders to develop successful proposals and manages a team. The Senior Director assists in developing and implementing IIE’s overall fundraising strategy. They play a key role in the total amount of funds raised, with year-over-year increases expected in overall results.

Essential Functions:

Lead growth in Annual Giving, Donor Relations, and Advancement Services programs to increase the number of annual donors and amount raised.

Drive the overall efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of the philanthropy enterprise by enhancing the coherence and integration of core philanthropy functions, administering resources strategically and creatively, and cultivating a world-class team of talented philanthropy professionals.

Provide data-supported advice to the CPO including sophisticated reporting/modeling on revenue production to ensure a transparent fundraising operation; Foster a data-driven and active culture of prospect research and management.

Improve donor retention and increase the availability and utility of business intelligence and information about donors and prospects.

Oversee budget for the department.

Work closely with CPO to lead team through organizational change, clearly communicating roles, responsibilities and overall structure while ensuring concurrent, high-quality service delivery.

Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects and engage the President and Trustees with donors as appropriate.

Job Requirements:

Education and Work Experience:

Requires a Bachelor's degree in order to apply a working knowledge of the theories and principles in a specialized field or work discipline.

Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, with demonstrated familiarity with industry best practices of advancement services. Broad knowledge of entire fundraising program, including major gifts, donor relations.

Minimum 8 years management experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong project management skills, with ability to set goals, develop plans and timelines, foster collaboration, and monitor progress.

Demonstrated commitment to support and contribute to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Communicates effectively with individuals up, down, and across the organization. Actively establishes and leverages a broad network of relationships inside and outside the organization. Strong writing skills required.

Employs analytical skills, industry research, communication with peers, and other tools to define and resolve complex problems.

Work Conditions & Physical Demands:

Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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