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Director of Philanthropy

Sound Generations
Washington, United States
$105,000.00 - $115,000.00
Closing date
Dec 28, 2023

WHO is Sound Generations?

We are a comprehensive non-profit organization that serves older adults and people with disabilities in King County. Our mission is to partner with older adults to provide accessible and inclusive services so they can age their way.


We are seeking a Director of Philanthropy to join our Team in Seattle, WA


WHAT will I do?

The Director of Philanthropy leads the development and implementation of the Annual Fund, Planned Giving, and Community Engagement. The scope of work includes strategic planning, donor relations, prospect research, and donor portfolio management. This position collaborates with the marketing and philanthropy team, program managers, and targeted internal or external audiences.


Pay Range: $105,000 - $115,000 per year.


Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40 hours/week.



  • Great Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance coverage.
  • Employer paid 401k plan.
  • 3 weeks paid vacation. Plus, paid sick leave, 13 paid holidays (11 scheduled and 2 floating holidays/personal days).
  • Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, Commuter benefits and more!



  • Oversee Planned Giving, Events, and Annual Campaigns in support of Philanthropy fundraising goals.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for growing and strengthening community engagement. Identify, engage, cultivate, and solicit key stakeholders to deepen their investment in Sound Generations' mission.
  • Manage cost-effective fund-raising strategies that enhance efforts in building stronger relationships with donors and engaging in meaningful stewardship activities.
  • Coordinate with vendors and consultants who contract with Marketing and Philanthropy. Oversee vendors and procurement of vendor services for the Annual Fund.
  • Ensure activations are implemented, goals achieved, and results/feedback reports are developed for partners and management.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate program/department operations and donor stewardship.
  • Work closely with leadership and the Board of Directors to ensure that alignment, effective communication, and collaboration are consistently maintained and successfully executed.
  • Develop a collaborative and effective team in a healthy work environment. Supervise, train and evaluate assigned employees.
  • Develop and manage assigned budgets and operating plans. Reconcile, code, and approve invoices.
  • Maintain legal and contractual compliance.
  • Represent the organization to external stakeholders and audiences. Establish strong relationships with community partners serving diverse communities of older adults and people with disabilities.



  • Bachelor's Degree OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Five (5) years related experience.
  • Two (2) years' supervisory experience.


Sound Generations is an equal opportunity employer, and we value our diverse workforce. We welcome everyone who is interested in serving our local communities. Please contact our HR Team at for help with accommodations or if you have any questions.


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