$25,000 Incentive Retention Bonus
The Senior Vice President (SVP) of Philanthropy at Planned
Parenthood Northern California (PPNorCal) holds a vital position
within the organization, overseeing fundraising efforts and
establishing strong relationships with various stakeholders.
Responsibilities will include developing and executing fundraising
strategies, cultivating relationships with donors, corporations,
and foundations, and managing philanthropy teams. In addition to
managing the annual fundraising efforts, the SVP is responsible for
managing capital, endowment, special project campaigns and events.
The SVP must have a strong background and knowledge in bequests,
annual trusts, unitrusts, and giving through retirement plans and
other future giving options is essential. This position plays a
critical role in integrating planned giving into the overall
strategic fundraising plan, collaborating closely with other
members of the philanthropy team. Alignment with the CEO's vision
and overall organizational strategy is crucial. An important aspect
of this role is collaboration with the Government Relations
Department to develop and execute funding strategies for the
PPNorCal Action Fund, the organization's (c4 entity). Reporting
directly to the CFO, this position is also a key advisor to the CEO
toward driving improvement and innovation within the existing
fundraising activities at PPNorCal.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include
the following and other duties may be assigned.
- Develop strategy and provide innovative leadership for all
annual fundraising initiatives, including direct response and
on-line activities; major gifts and planned giving; events and
event sponsorships; and institutional giving.
- Provide strategic leadership to develop a multi-faceted,
comprehensive approach to advancing philanthropy aligned with
current and emerging best practices.
- Develop and monitor planned giving policies, marketing efforts
and fundraising strategies to enhance and grow the philanthropic
base of support at PPNorCal.
- Key advisor to the CEO regarding fundraising and donor
- Form a strong partnership with the CFO to communicate the
PPNorCal’s finances and business plans to external
- Plan, develop and lead the organization’s capital expansion
campaigns including coordinating with PPFA as needed.
- Utilize metrics and benchmarking to enable on-going
accountability and program refinement with the goal of improving
the ROI of each development team member.
- Build relationships and alliances with corporations,
foundations, volunteers, donors, and other philanthropy
- As legally appropriate, work with our sister organization,
Planned Parenthood Northern California Action fund to raise
- Develop and engage volunteers in fundraising cultivation and
- Advises and guides PPNorCal’s C-Suite team on their donor
portfolios to increase outcomes.
- Supports CEO with Board of Directors’ activities related to
enhancing the organization’s fundraising leadership and
- Oversee and monitor Development lead staff person for volunteer
committees and task forces.
- Identify and provide opportunities for donor/leadership
- Lead a department of eleven total employees, plus consultants
and contractors as needed.
- Personally cultivate and solicit major individual, corporate
and foundation prospects.
- Ensure that efficient operational and data systems are in place
to support the timely and accurate execution of all fundraising
- Partner with other internal departments to share information
and develop integrated communications and social media strategies
that advance fundraising and donor cultivation goals.
- Ensure accurate and timely reconciliation/coordination with
- Conduct performance analysis on all fundraising campaigns and
- Develop and meet department income/expense budget
- Contribute to the overall leadership of the organization as a
member of the senior management team.
- Assist other departments in the pursuit of public and private
competitive grants that are consistent with PPNorCal’s mission and
- Represent PPNorCal with external audiences as assigned.
- Contribute to the advancement of the fundraising profession and
PPNorCal’s professional reputation by speaking/presenting at local,
regional, and national conferences and workshops as assigned.
Manages three supervisors: Director/Manager of Institutional
Philanthropy, Director/Manager of Individual Philanthropy, and
Manager of Development Operations. Responsible for the overall
direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Fulfills
supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's
policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities will include
interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning,
and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and
disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- Advanced writing and editing skills.
- Superior communication and presentation skills.
- Strong networking/interpersonal relationship skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Ability to manage/navigate/direct complex individuals and group
- Ability to maintain a high degree of flexibility and creativity
within a constantly changing environment.
- Passion for Planned Parenthood Northern California’s
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree, expected, master’s degree preferred.
Ten plus years of experience in this field with at least 5 years of
progressively responsible management experience is essential; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex
documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most
sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches
and articles using original or innovative techniques or
style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and
presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management,
public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability
and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid
geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and
draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety
of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal
with several abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, knowledge of Microsoft Office
Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Raiser’s Edge
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
- Must have reliable automobile transportation and a valid
California Driver's License and insurance.
Certified Fundraising Executive is a plus.