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Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

Georgia, United States
$90,000.00 - $120,000.00
Closing date
May 7, 2024

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

Inspiritus is seeking a Director of Philanthropic Partnerships to join our development team. You will support Inspiritus program growth by securing new funding through strategic community partnerships with philanthropic foundations, government grants, and individual donors. Your achievements will work to restore local families whose lives have been disrupted by natural disasters, empower refugees to build successful lives in America, reunite families separated at the border, ensure adults with disabilities have the home and care they deserve, provide the most vulnerable of foster children with a safe space, and help many others on their unique paths from surviving to thriving!

An ideal candidate can work remotely 80%+ of the time and travel up to 20% to meet with potential funders. Most funders will be based in Atlanta or Birmingham, with some in Nashville and Savannah.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience procuring new revenue related to at least one of the following categories: (1) Foundation or Government Funding, (2) Disaster Relief, (3) Poverty/Economic Empowerment, (4) Refugee and Immigrant Services, etc.

Position Details:

  • Full Time position
  • Department Development
  • 5+ Years Experience in Nonprofit Development
  • Highly Skilled in Procuring Private & Government Grants
  • Reports to Chief Development Officer
  • Located in (Remote; Ideally Atlanta, Birmingham or Nashville regions)
  • Mostly Virtual/Remote (80%) with some on-site required, Travel (20%)
  • Flex Hours, Usually Monday through Friday 9:00AM 5:00PM
  • Annual Compensation $90,000-$120,000


  • Become an expert advocate, capable of educating philanthropic community partners regarding Inspiritus, our mission and vision, the populations we serve, how we do our work, what we have achieved, and how they can partner with us in this work. Philanthropic partners might include the following focus ratios: Philanthropic Foundations & Faith Groups (70%), Local and Federal Government agencies (25%), High potential individual donors (5%), etc.
  • Work with the CDO to draft a Philanthropic Partnerships Growth plan that will identify targeted growth opportunities and map out the steps to take to achieve that growth
  • Collaborate with Development team, Program Directors and other staff to leverage their expertise and insights in the growth of Philanthropic Partnerships
  • Collaborate with the Development staff to create highly impactful communications resources and grant proposals that help us secure new Partners
  • Implement the Philanthropic Partnerships Growth plan through strategic outreach, meetings, presentations, partnership proposals/grants, etc. in order to help programs with high funding potential to access those partnerships and funds
  • Steward Philanthropic Partnerships to ensure partnerships are successful and sustained
  • Identify and research new funding sources, independently and collaboratively with internal staff (Program Directors create an annual list of strategic target partners, to help with this process.)
  • Work collaboratively with development, finance, and program staff as appropriate to maintain accurate, timely, well-informed communications and reporting
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date development record keeping in departmental systems
  • Organize partnership engagement meetings and activities, including drafting agendas, preparing internal and external participants, providing needed resources, and managing the engagement overall
  • Prepare case statements, flip books, presentation decks, one-pagers, web pages and other collateral, as needed
  • Support implementation of development activities or other special events, as needed


  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent practical experience) required
  • Significant fundraising experience writing grant proposals and procuring new grant awards with a proven track record
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and copy-editing skills
  • Excellent communication skills (Zoom, Online, Phone, Email, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Excellent budget writing skills (Excel)
  • Excellent collaboration building, team building skills
  • Proven research abilities, including efficiently gathering and interpreting data
  • Proven capacity to identify and procure new funding opportunities
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Zoom, and nonprofit Donor/Partner Databases


  • You thrive in a nonprofit environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission
  • You are data-driven, result-oriented and a forward-looking catalyst for social change
  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style. You're excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and are motivated and disciplined when working independently
  • You are a highly effective communicator with strong persuasion/sales skills
  • You are detail-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • You are tech savvy and learn new tools quickly, especially those required for remote work teams
  • You are interested in social issues affecting: refugees, immigrants, disaster survivors, the disabled and medically fragile, homeless youth aging out of foster care, and families in poverty.
  • You stand behind our mission to empower those whose lives have been disrupted to discover their strengths and resilience, accompanying them as they grow into vibrant contributors in our community.

The Director of Philanthropic Partnerships role detailed in this description is not a comprehensive list of all duties that may be requested for the successful completion of this role and may garner some circumstantial duties deemed critical to meeting performance goals.

Physical Demands:

Regularly required to talk and hear. Required to sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools and controls: and reach with hands and arms. Required to operate personal vehicle.

Employees occasionally lift and or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Inspiritus Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture:

Inspiritus is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inspiritus does not discriminate in employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Inspiritus complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Inspiritus Department of Human Resources, 731 Peachtree St NE, Suite B Atlanta, GA 30308.

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