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Chief Philanthropy Officer

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound
Washington, United States
$100,000.00 - $105,000.00
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

POSITION: Chief Philanthropy Officer

REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

SALARY: $100,000 - $105,000

HOURS: Full Time

LOCATION: Hybrid Remote - ASC 3875 South 66th Street, Suite 101 Tacoma WA 98409



The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (BGCSPS) is a non-profit organization that CHANGES LIVES through quality programs and guidance in a safe, affordable and fun environment. BGCSPS’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We have been providing a safe, fun and positive environment at our sites with trained and dedicated professional staff for more than 81 years. Members are involved in age-appropriate activities based upon our three priority outcomes of Academic Success, Character Development and Healthy Lifestyles.




Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound is an anti-racist organization that works to break down barriers and stand against injustices that have held individuals back for so many years, in particular people of color. We have policies, standards, and systems in place for each child, staff, and board member and volunteer to follow, that reinforce the celebration of diversity, the pursuit of equity, and inclusion of all. As a youth development organization we believe that every young person, no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion, can become productive, caring, responsible humans, and we are committed to providing access to the resources and opportunities that each need to reach their own great futures.




Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) is accountable for achieving the fundraising and development goals of the Philanthropy team by growing our foundations, corporate and individual contributions, special events, grants and government funding streams, expanding our donor base and by managing key donor relationships.  The CPO assigns goals and responsibilities to team members, coaches, develops, and assesses the team and will also actively contribute to the goals of BGCSPS as a whole while accepting other responsibilities that are assigned based on the needs of the overall organization. BGCSPS is committed to working cross functionally and collaboratively across our organization.




    Build the infrastructure and team to carry out a well-crafted donor centered development plan including donor cultivation and stewardship, major gift solicitation, government, endowment, corporate and foundation proposals, special events and the communications required to support these activities. 


    Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the annual budget as it relates to stewardship, controlling expenditures within budget and maintaining donor financial records in accordance with standards.  Build a Donor-Centered strategy by implementing proven development strategies to build, broaden and diversify the donor base and driving a partner strategy to gain critical support from community and foundation funding organizations. Support the development of government grants. Build a Major Gifts focus by leading efforts to build a sustainable fundraising program that prioritizes donor retention, stewardship and relationship building at its core.Use outcomes and Club stories to engage donors at a higher level. Build a strong community presence, capitalizing a strong Board involvement at the central and community club level to heighten awareness via strong statements of support and unifying fundraising activities and events for the greatest collective impact. Build Fundraising Champions by working with the CEO to steward the Board in their fundraising efforts. Guide and train the Board and ensure all Board members have the support they need to be successful in raising funds for the organization. Attract, retain, motivate and develop a strong, results oriented, can do team of fundraising professionals. Identify, cultivate, recruit and develop fundraising volunteers and Club advocates. Proactively build authentic partnerships and productive relationships with key stakeholders, influencers and donors, including funders, corporations, community leaders, families and government. Serve as a public relations spokesperson for BGCSPS mission, programs, people and deliverables.



    Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study, or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience.  Minimum of 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in development and fundraising roles including at least 5 years managing staff and working with Boards and volunteers  CFRE certification is preferred. .  Deep commitment to racial equity and social justice and ability to effectively engage in candid conversations  about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Must be able to comply with drug-free workplace policy.  Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license, be willing to travel within Washington State, and have access to reliable transportation with automobile insurance.



To keep our staff safe we adhere to the CDC safety guidelines and remain in close communication with local health departments, program partners and local School Districts to work together to serve our youth in the safest way we can.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


High energy level; comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to get along with diverse personalities at all times displaying tact, maturity and flexibility; good reasoning abilities and sound judgment. Skills essential for successful communications include speaking and writing. Physical requirements include sight, hearing, being active and on your feet for a minimum of four hours; adapt to changes in a highly energetic work environment; other duties as assigned.


Environment of the position: both indoors and outdoors; possibility of adverse weather conditions; noise, dust, pollen and insects; including contact with the public. Possible contact with dissatisfied and/or abusive individuals. 


NOTE: The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not intended to contain, or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.




    Paid Sick Leave - 56 hours of paid sick time off annually (prorated on date of hire).  401(K) - Automatic Enrollment of 1%, with up to a 4% match, after one year of employment.


  • Paid Vacation - Accrues at 3.33 hours per pay period. Totaling two (2) weeks annually. 


    Personal Equity Day -  One (1) personal equity day (8 hours) annually after 3 months of employment.  Paid Holidays - Eleven (11) Paid holidays per year.  Insurance - You are eligible to participate in company sponsored insurance programs which include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, & Disability. 




BGCSPS is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on merit. We strive to hire the best available persons for every job. BGCSPS policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identification, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful.

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