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Senior Director of Development and Marketing

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
Michigan, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 31, 2023

Senior Director of Development and Marketing

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors


Founded in 1977, the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors (Phoenix Society) is the leading national not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering people affected by a burn injury. Phoenix Society serves burn survivors, loved ones, burn care professionals, researchers, and everyone committed to empowering the burn community and building a safer world.


Phoenix Society seeks an entrepreneurial, creative, and strategic Senior Director of Development and Marketing (Senior Director). The Senior Director will have a breadth and depth of development experience and lead a comprehensive development office, including annual, major gifts, foundations, corporations, e-philanthropy, and events. The successful candidate will lead using best practices in methodologies, including digital marketing, face-to-face solicitation, and grant writing. S/he will preserve the Phoenix Society’s long-term alliances with donors while systematically developing national digital marketing and storytelling strategies to raise the organizational profile, ensure effective positioning, and increase fundraising capacity.


The Senior Director will leverage the Phoenix Society’s major gifts program to create new relationships nationally with individuals, corporations, and foundations. The ideal candidate will lead a national expansion and monetization of the Phoenix Society’s brand, including marketing opportunities with corporations and products that support burn survivors upon discharge from the hospital.


The successful candidate will build and carry a portfolio of prospects, including strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospects. S/he will strategically engage the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Board of Directors, and other key stakeholders, providing meaningful and valuable engagement opportunities and effective support. The Senior Director will partner with the Chief Executive Officer and other content experts on face-to-face briefings, solicitations, and gift negotiations. The ideal candidate will partner with Phoenix Society’s programs team to elicit and synthesize information and translate this information into compelling cases for support and digital marketing efforts.


Working within the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) model, the Senior Director will report to the Chief Operating Officer / Integrator and also be accountable to the Chief Executive Officer for fundraising strategy and solicitation. S/he will lead a team of four fundraising and marketing professionals.


Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at

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