Vice President/Consultant

Skystone Partners
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 1, 2022

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Position Type
Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Opportunity

This is an opportunity for an experienced professional to play a key role in the continued success of a highly regarded, national fundraising consulting firm. Skystone Partners has grown in recent years, is preparing for its next phase of expansion to the next level, and requires additional leadership. This highly visible position requires a seasoned, principled consultant who can help shape all key areas of managing a fast-paced and successful consulting firm, including the ability to serve clients well, as well as the skills to help develop talent within our firm and our clients’ organizations, and assist in developing and bringing in business.


Skystone Partners

Skystone Partners is a well-known, a national philanthropic consulting firm, with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The firm’s clients are nonprofit organizations of prominence and reputation whose missions inspire us and are located across the nation and the globe. Key focus areas include Education and Libraries, Conservation, Zoos, Cultural Attractions, Hospitals and Medical Centers, Organizations that Serve Women and Girls. Clients are attracted to Skystone Partners because of our broad range of innovative and exceptional fundraising services, and because our reputation for excellence precedes us. The culture and working style is collegial, with a high value and trust in working closely for a common purpose – the elevation of the standard of living and quality of life on the planet through the power of philanthropy.


People are our most important asset. Skystone Partners is committed to ensuring the firm and its clients embrace and live out through our cultures, norms, and formal procedures related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a way that actively creates a workplace where all individuals can thrive. We treat one another with compassion and respect.


The Position

This position reports to the President & CEO of the firm. It is a full-time position, required to play a lead role in client service and carry major responsibility for inspiring and guiding clients through major fundraising campaigns and other development related projects. Additionally, the Vice President will share leadership of the firm by helping with such management responsibilities as refining and monitoring practice standards; monitoring project assignments and ongoing follow-up with colleagues; redeveloping internal and external professional development programs; helping with the proposal process; and participation in local, regional, and national marketing activities.


The new member of the firm will contribute to meeting or exceeding the firm’s performance and service goals, as well as representing the firm at professional association meetings. A talent for bringing high-quality strategic thinking, which provides fresh ideas and stimulation to the vision and direction of the firm will be most welcomed.


You, The Candidate

This position might be for you if you have/are:

  • Passion for philanthropy as a powerful force for good
  • Commitment to excellence in client service – our clients’ successes are the key to our success
  • Five to 10 years of successful experience in nonprofit fundraising/development
  • Possess a good energy level; motivated to succeed and the energy to do it
  • A proven self-manager; independent and holds oneself to high performance standards
  • Intelligent, insightful, a quick study, and bring good judgement, and expertise to build on
  • Responsible, confident, and creative with a positive attitude and good analytical skills
  • Capable of being a good team player, whether as a leader or contributor
  • Nurturing and encouraging in both staff and client relationships
  • Strategic and practical thinking and action
  • Sophisticated relationship development skills
  • Confidence, precision, and flexibility
  • Refined presence in keeping with the firm’s excellence in service and identity


Healthy, Happy Humans At Skystone Partners

We have one of the most compelling compensation structures in the industry. To employees we offer:

  • Competitive salary including quarterly profit-sharing bonuses
  • Retirement match contribution for employees
  • Flexible Vacation policy
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage
  • Supportive culture of creativity and innovation
  • Professional development plan
  • Professional memberships paid



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