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Senior VP of Philanthropy - $25k Incentive Retention Bonus

Planned Parenthood Northern California
California, United States
$195,000.00 - $245,000.00
Closing date
Dec 16, 2023

$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 cultivation strategies.
  • Form a strong partnership with the CFO to communicate the PPNorCal’s finances and business plans to external constituents.
  • 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 prospects.
  • As legally appropriate, work with our sister organization, Planned Parenthood Northern California Action fund to raise funds.
  • Develop and engage volunteers in fundraising cultivation and solicitation activities.
  • 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 capacity.
  • Oversee and monitor Development lead staff person for volunteer committees and task forces.
  • Identify and provide opportunities for donor/leadership engagement.
  • 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 activities.
  • 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 Finance.
  • Conduct performance analysis on all fundraising campaigns and activities.
  • Develop and meet department income/expense budget projections.
  • 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 growth.
  • 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 problems.


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 functions.

  • Advanced writing and editing skills.
  • Superior communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong networking/interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles.
  • Ability to manage/navigate/direct complex individuals and group dynamics.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of flexibility and creativity within a constantly changing environment.
  • Passion for Planned Parenthood Northern California’s mission.


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 situations.


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.

COMPUTER SKILLS                                                        

To perform this job successfully, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Raiser’s Edge development software.



  • Must have reliable automobile transportation and a valid California Driver's License and insurance.

Certified Fundraising Executive is a plus.

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