Officer, Philanthropical Partnerships

Alliance for Decision Education
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Feb 22, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts, Programs, Community Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time

Who We Are

The Alliance for Decision Education is a nonprofit organization leading the growing call to have Decision Education taught in schools across the country by 2030. We are grounded in the understanding that better decisions lead to better lives and a better society. Our mission is to improve lives by empowering students with essential skills and dispositions for making better decisions. Instead of hoping students make good decisions, we want to teach them how. For more information, please visit us at


The Alliance is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity, promotes equity, and encourages inclusivity. We are committed to building and fostering a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more diverse we are, the better our work will be, and the more impact we will have.


Job Overview

The Officer, Philanthropic Partnerships will be responsible for engaging and cultivating relationships and soliciting individuals to be in support of and help fund the Alliance’s short- and long-term goals.


This individual will create and implement cultivation strategies for new and existing prospects, solicit a variety of philanthropic gifts, and strengthen the prospect pipeline for long-term revenue generation for the Alliance.


The Officer, Philanthropic Partnerships will report to the Director of Philanthropy as a part of the Development Department, which is responsible for inspiring individuals, corporations, and foundations to give their support. Internally, this position will be a Senior Manager or Deputy Director, depending on a candidate’s qualifications and experience.


We expect this individual to adhere to the Alliance’s hybrid work schedule, working both remotely and from our office in Bala Cynwyd, PA. We will consider remote employees who are not local to our office with the expectation that they will travel into the office occasionally.


Job Responsibilities

  • Strategy
    • Manage current prospects using evidence-based philanthropic best practices
    • Identify new prospects through research and data mining
    • Establish specific individual fundraising plans, including developing and executing a full range of donor cultivation activities
    • Participate in, and sometimes lead, prospect strategy planning sessions with team members
  • Relationship Management
    • Contact, cultivate, solicit, and steward prospects to meet specific revenue and activity goals
    • Develop relationships with high capacity key stakeholders to help cultivate prospects and build solicitation strategies
    • Maintain regular communication with donors and prospects to meet engagement and philanthropic goals
  • Other
    • Write correspondence, reports, and proposals
    • Maintain donor data in database according to department guidelines and with accuracy and confidentiality
    • Participate in donor recognition events
  • These duties may change or expand over time consistent with our organization’s initiatives



  • Experience and Skills
    • 10+ years of proven successful experience in Philanthropy, Fundraising, Finance, Relationship Management, and/or related fields
    • Proven track record of soliciting and securing a range of five- to seven-figure gifts or related industry experience related to business development, client management, etc.
    • Experience with building and managing a portfolio of prospects
    • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Attributes and Characteristics
    • Committed to building credible and lasting relationships with prospects and donors
    • Actively open-minded and intellectually curious; committed to becoming well-versed about the field of Decision Education
    • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial attitude; ability to initiate and innovate
    • High-level collaborator with a passion for the mission of the organization
    • Commitment to success in the role and success of the organization
    • Emotional maturity, and integrity; gracious professionalism and interpersonal skills
    • Strategic thinker with strong execution skills; performance and target driven
    • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
    • Responsible, diligent, and conscientious, with outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive materials
    • Flexible and willing to adapt to changing conditions and focus


Total Rewards

We offer our employees a comprehensive Total Rewards package which includes: competitive compensation that is commensurate with experience, employer-paid health, vision, and dental insurance for both the employee and their dependents, employer-paid long-term disability (LTD) insurance, a 401(k) plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%, generous paid time off (PTO), equipment and supplies to work remotely, and other resources to help employees do their best work.

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