POSITION: Philanthropy Director
LOCATION: Northwest Youth Corps Tacoma,
Washington Office. Will require 25% travel to project
locations; state offices and to visit donors, travelling within ID,
OR, and WA.
Benefit package includes: Personal Leave, Paid Holidays, Medical
and Dental Coverage, Disability/Life Insurance, 401k investment
plan, Professional Development, and other perks!
Since 1984, Northwest Youth Corps (NYC), a non-profit
organization, has given tens of thousands of youth and young adults
opportunities to learn, grow, and experience success. Through
partnerships with conservation agencies, youth and young adults
gain the personal and professional skills needed to carry out a
variety of stewardship projects, from which they can earn a
stipend, high school credit, and/or an AmeriCorps educational
award. More importantly, these young people gain skills needed to
become economically and socially self-sufficient, benefit their
communities as citizen stewards, and recognize that they can make a
positive difference. NYC also operates an accredited charter
school, internship program, and the Idaho Conservation Corps
The Philanthropy Director has overall responsibility for the
design and execution of fundraising activities including major
gifts, annual fund, managing donor relationships, maintaining and
developing relationships with Foundations, providing support of the
Board and Executive Team’s fundraising activities, and all other
aligned fundraising efforts. This position ensures the successful
achievement of fundraising goals through the active cultivation and
management of a prospect portfolio of prospective donors and
current and new foundation relationships. The Philanthropy Director
is a key member of the Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) Leadership Team
and is responsible for the development of a robust and diversified
income stream that includes contributions from individuals,
foundations, and corporations. This position is a highly visible
position and will be supervised and evaluated on overall
performance and production by the Senior Director for External
Department Supervision and collaborations
- This position reports to the Senior Director, External
- This position works closely with the Executive Director and
Board of Directors
- This position is a member of the Leadership Team
- This position works closely with the Communications Team
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Support
- Promote continued organizational support of Diversity, Equity,
and Inclusion initiatives.
- Seek to remove barriers to participation in NYC programs for
- Reach out to engage and include underrepresented communities
and individuals in financially supporting NYC’s mission.
Risk Management Responsibilities
- Follow all risk management guidelines in office, vehicle and
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Build and implement a comprehensive fund development program
that will both engage current donors while identifying,
researching, cultivating, and soliciting new individual,
foundation, and corporation prospects.
- Develop, implement, execute, and evaluate overall fundraising
activity, cultivation, and solicitation strategies for individual
donor, foundation and corporate prospects.
- Provide overall management of NYC annual fundraising efforts in
support of prospect development and alignment with the mission
while actively managing a personal prospect portfolio of current
and potential donors for NYC.
- Engage and lead board and staff in supporting fundraising
- Prepare high quality donor correspondence including cultivation
materials, direct mail, solicitation letters, grant proposals and
reports, project budgets, and acknowledgement letters.
- Build and maintain a Culture of Philanthropy that engages and
supports Board and Staff.
- Oversee the implementation of the organization’s overall
strategic growth of fundraising as guided by the developed plan for
optimal growth of fundraising and a Culture of Philanthropy.
- Prepare reports for major gifts, grants, and other fundraising
efforts and outcomes to Executive Director, Board of Directors, and
staff as appropriate.
- Ensure appropriate recognition and stewardship of every
Position Qualifications & Certifications
- Strong knowledge and skill base in effective fundraising
techniques and practices, including administration of annual funds,
solicitation techniques, grant administration and planned giving
- Knowledge of (and commitment to) the Association of Fundraising
Professionals code of ethical conduct, National Committee on
Planned Giving ethical practices and the Donor Bill of
- Highly developed written and interpersonal communication
skills, including strong formal presentation skills.
- Proven track record of budget management, and achieving revenue
targets as an exceptional fundraiser.
- Strong organizational and project management skills with the
ability to manage multiple assignments, meet deadlines and to
quickly shift priorities.
- Proven commitment to ensuring the highest standards of donor
relationship building and stewardship with impeccable
- Proficiency in using spreadsheet, word processing software,
including experience with online databases and other software for
identifying potential donors and grants.
- Understanding of (and commitment to) the purpose, mission, and
values of NYC.
- Interest, temperament, enthusiasm, and affinity for fundraising
and working with people.
- Ability to successfully complete NYC driver’s training.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, marketing
or related field; 3-5 years of progressive experience in nonprofit
development positions with successful practice in fundraising
Physical Demands/Work Environment
- In the performance of the job duties, the employee will work in
a variety of environments, mostly from an office setting but with
occasional donor visits in remote work locations.
- While performing the duties of this job, with or without
reasonable accommodation, the employee is required to stand; walk;
use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or vehicle;
reach with hands and arms; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
crouch or crawl; talk, hear; and smell.
**This Position Description is not designed to cover or contain
a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and
activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with
or without notice.**
All job offers are contingent upon the completion of a
satisfactory background check and a record of full COVID-19
vaccination (or an approved medical/religious vaccination
Terms of Employment
This is a full time, exempt position. Typical hours are Monday
through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Workload varies
seasonally and will occasionally require long days, travel, and/or
evening and weekend responsibilities.
Send a cover letter and resume to Jessica Johnson, Human
Resources Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org with
Philanthropy Director in the subject line and
document attachments in word or PDF format. Please do not call or
visit our offices. Additional program information may be found at
Northwest Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity
Employer - Our core purpose is to provide opportunities
for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success.
We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our
communities, and we strive to create a safe and empowering
environment for participants from a wide range of backgrounds and
abilities. We are deeply invested in the success of youth and
young adults of all races, ethnicities, gender identities,
religions, sexual orientations, economic statuses, or other