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Director of Advancement Operations and Principal Gifts

United Church Homes, a nationally recognized leading non-profit dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older adults through quality housing, healthcare, and life enrichment services, is seeking a Director of Advancement Operations and Principal Gifts. This role will be managing the daily operations of the Advancement Department, leading a robust principal gifts program, and contributing to the strategic priorities of United Church Homes.

About the Role: The Director of Advancement Operations and Principal Gifts, reporting directly to the Vice President of Advancement holds a pivotal leadership role in our organization encompassing a broad spectrum of responsibilities with a focus on cross-functional collaboration. Duties include the oversight of Advancement operations including donor engagement initiatives, gift processing and stewardship, annual appeals, donor communications, and donor recognition events. The ideal candidate will craft and execute strategic and operational plans for identification, qualification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of high-net-worth donors and prospects to secure and accelerate the commitment of principal, planned, and blended gifts.

This position is outward facing, requiring exceptional networking skills, a commitment to community engagement and collaboration, and organized outreach efforts. The successful candidate will embody a strategic mindset, equipped with the vision to seize diverse advancement opportunities. Collaboration, thoughtfulness, and a forward-looking perspective are essential, as is the ambition to ascend within the organization. Our candidate will be on a trajectory that demands a keen eye for future possibilities but also an openness to growth and strategic leadership development within our team. As such, we seek a candidate who is not only prepared to excel in their current role but also aspires to shape the future of our advancement efforts.

Key Responsibilities:

- Lead Advancement operations; ensuring efficient gift processing, donor stewardship, and effective fundraising strategies.

- Collaborate with the Vice President of Advancement to advance fundraising strategies and meet organizational goals.

- Direct supervision and professional development of staff, ensuring alignment with UCH’s mission and values.

- Engage in principal gift fundraising, managing a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects.

- Develop/implement strategies for data analytics, donor communications, and event fundraising to enhance donor engagement and support.


· Bachelor’s Degree required

· Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred

· 7-10 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising, including annual giving and major and planned gift solicitation

· Strong leadership, communication, and project management skills

· Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and related fundraising technology and the MS Office Suite

· This position requires 35-40% travel

Benefits of Working with United Church Homes:

- Paid time off (PTO)/PTO Cash-In

- Inexpensive Medical-Dental-Vision

- Flexible spending account

- Employer sponsored STD.

- Pet Insurance

- FSA and Supplemental Insurances.

- Retirement Account with Match

- Tuition Reimbursement

- Student Loan Reimbursement

- Scholarships opportunities for employees and dependents

- Employee Assistance Program

- Verizon discounts

- 9 Paid Holidays

- Remote and Hybrid Work Environment

- Employee events, Rewards and Recognition, and Holiday Gifts

To Apply: Apply on

or email our recruiter.

Natalie Hergenrather:

United Church Homes is deeply committed to fostering an open, inclusive, and supportive work environment for everyone. We proudly embrace diversity in all its forms. We believe in creating a space where every individual can thrive, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, race, religion, country of origin, gender, veteran, or disability status. Together, we work towards not just diversity, but true inclusivity, where every voice is heard and valued.

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