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Donor Relations Officer

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England   Care. No Matter What.   We are Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, one of the region’s largest and most trusted providers of reproductive health care. We are recognized for the wide array of services we provide, the outstanding sexual health education we deliver, and our strong commitment to social justice. Working for Planned Parenthood is more than a job; it’s being a part of a powerful movement. Together, we’ll take pride in shaping the future of sexual health and reproductive rights for all people.     WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING: In support of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England’s mission, the Donor Relations Officer (DRO) is responsible for soliciting and managing a major gift portfolio of at least 100 donors and prospects to meet the diverse financial goals of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England (PPSNE).  This position will focus on cultivating, stewarding and securing a portfolio of major donors ($10,000+) in Rhode Island and Eastern Connecticut.  The successful candidate will be comfortable with a multi-faceted request to include PPSNE annual fund and restricted funds, PPVotes!CT c4, PPVotes!CT PAC, and other giving campaigns when necessary and will be responsible for raising at least $750k in c3, $50k in c4, and $10k in PAC dollars annually.  They will collaborate with volunteers and PPSNE staff to achieve goals and increase donor engagement spending at least 50% of time interacting and meeting “face-to-face” with donors and prospects. Essential Functions
  • Actively solicit major donors for PPSNE (c3), PPVotes! (c4) and PPVotes! PAC support through personal contact, building ongoing and long-term relationships and encouraging donors in their portfolio to increase their giving
  • Sets goals, on an annual basis and in consultation with the Senior Director of Philanthropy, for the planned solicitations of donors in their portfolio to support PPSNE, PPVotes!CT, and PPVotes!CT PAC
  • Create and implement personalized cultivation, stewardship and solicitation plans for 100+ major donors giving at least $7,500+ per calendar year to grow their giving utilizing prospect research, identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies
  • Research, prepare and write a variety of messages used to inform and attract donors around specific issues and/or giving opportunities.  These may range from formal funding letters to personalized notes of appreciation
  • Serve as sponsorship fundraising lead for Rhode Island events and work with donors, volunteers, and the events and communications team to meet the event's fundraising and donor engagement goals
  • Drives and implements moves management for their own portfolio, documenting all contacts and next steps in CRM
  • Travels commensurate with expectations for fundraising activity donor contact and face-to-face meetings
  • Identify, create, and implement cultivation/volunteer opportunities, visits, and tours – as needed – to increase involvement for current and prospective donors
  • Seeks and builds relationships with potential major donors to grow the program and replace those lost through normal attrition
  • Demonstrate flexibility and teamwork; understand the interaction between this position and others with whom the position works directly and indirectly
  • Ensure all interactions incorporate PPSNE values of integrity, partnership, customer focus, communication and quality
  • Supports the organization’s mission and all of the reproductive health services offered including family planning services, health screenings, testing and treatment of STI's, birth control methods and abortion services
  • Support efforts of the organization’s DEI and “Race and” work to provide services that are culturally competent; take initiative to develop own awareness and knowledge of diversity and inclusion
  • Performs additional development-related activities/efforts at the request of their supervisor
Key Requirements
  • Passionate commitment to the mission, services, vision, and values of PPSNE
  • 3+ years experience in campaign and/or major gift fundraising, or high-level customer service
  • At least 2 years of experience working with volunteers responsible for gift solicitation or high-end customers preferred
  • Demonstrated experience soliciting five-figure gifts, developing donor strategies, and effectively cultivating and stewarding major donors
  • Driven to create and achieve financial and fundraising goals, while maintaining the flexibility to adjust goals to meet the needs of the organization
  • Must have the flexibility to travel frequently, have current driver’s license and access to reliable transportation, and work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Proven ability to build deep and lasting relationships with a variety of internal partners, with whom no direct line supervision exists, as well as external individuals, from donors to board members
  • Commitment to a culture of feedback
  • Strong time management and organizational skills required
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information
  • Familiarity with 501(c)(4) and PAC fundraising and regulations is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, liberal arts, or related field.  Comparable experience may be considered
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Office Suite and fundraising CRMs preferred, especially Salesforce
Personal Attributes
  • Collaborative, values-driven leader
  • Problem-solver
  • Life-long learner
  • Committed to equity & inclusion and the intersection between health and social justice
  • Orientation toward outcomes and impact
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Relationship focused connector
The Payoff
  • Work with a passionate staff committed to developing the qualities of a learning organization
  • Move the needle on diversity, equity, and inclusion within a leading Planned Parenthood affiliate
  • Work in a fast-paced, high energy, dynamic environment with a team who is dedicated to the mission
  • Remote – Will need to attend events in the CT and RI region, meet with donors in person, attend meetings periodically and work from the administrative office in Providence, RI as needed to complete the ongoing activities of the department, team and position. 
$59,985 - $99,975 a year Salary Range; Min $59,985 Mid $79,980 Max $99,975 and is based on full years of experience. Due to our commitment to equity and fairness PPSNE does not negotiate salaries.  PPSNE offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes; Health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings, paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, a flexible spending account, wellness program and more.    PPSNE is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to building an inclusive workplace that values diversity and inclusion and reflects the diversity of our communities and patients. We strongly encourage people of color and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.   

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