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Vice President, Development

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley
New York, United States
$87,000.00 - $90,000.00
Closing date
Jun 1, 2024

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley (CFHV) seeks an experienced and highly motivated asset development professional to focus on Putnam and Southern Dutchess Counties. The Vice President for Development will work collaboratively with a seasoned senior management team to drive revenue growth across all channels of fundraising. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President for Development, cultivates and solicits new and existing donors with the goal of establishing donor funds and securing long-term, endowed, and unrestricted assets. This position also solicits annual support through grants, sponsorships, as well as major gifts. This position will also contribute to, and partner with, the Development team on the design and successful execution of events that attract professional advisors and inspire and celebrate local philanthropy by educating donors about community issues and how they may get involved to address those issues. The Vice President for Development creates strong donor linkages through stewardship of a portfolio of fund advisors and donors, developing goals and strategies for each, and maintaining regular personal contact. The Vice President for Development commits to creating an inclusive atmosphere where differences are understood, valued, and respected, possessing the ability to work with diverse individuals and an enduring commitment to inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities
Fund Development

  • Work with President & CEO and Development colleagues to develop long-range strategic asset development and annual work plans, including goals for asset development in accordance with Foundation goals.
  • Work with Advisory Committees to cultivate and strengthen relationships that ultimately grow our ability to impact positive change in the Hudson Valley.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and close major gifts through new prospects, professional advisors (attorneys, accountants, wealth managers and trust officers), nonprofit and community groups encouraging their giving to/through the Foundation.
  • Serve as department lead on grant proposals, including identification of potential local, regional, and national funders, application, submission, management, oversight, and coordination of follow-up reporting.
  • Plan, organize, and execute events that inspire local philanthropy and educate donors about community concerns.
  • Regularly connect with and present to professional advisors and their firms to ensure the Foundation is top of mind for their client’s philanthropic planning.
  • Facilitate complex gifts, including bequests, planned gifts, real estate, closely held business interests and private foundation conversions.
  • Organize and oversee the fundraising efforts, including cultivation and solicitation, of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
  • Maintain donor records and communication of donor and Fund information, tracking donor contacts and interests, ensuring timely delivery of communications.
  • Work closely with the marketing team to develop collateral for all development initiatives and charitable giving programs.
  • Collaborate with the Development and Finance team in preparing new donor and fund development results to the Board of Trustees, donors, and other stakeholders.
  • Engage in outreach to target audiences and maintain positive relationships with Foundation constituents, community, and business leaders.
  • Other duties and special projects as needed.


  • Enjoys fundraising and managing relationships with donors
  • An appreciation of the role of philanthropy in building community
  • Proven record of closing major gifts and/or sales
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with strong organizational skills and ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills both internal and external
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently and be proactive with approaches to problem solving
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desired Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience leading fundraising efforts for mission driven institutions.  Experience leading a highly effective team toward outstanding results.  Excellent skills and experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, working with databases and internet research. Proficiency with C-Suite or similar dynamic CRM software is a must. This list of essential responsibilities and requirements is not intended to be exhaustive

Compensation: The annual salary range for this position is $87,000 to $90,000, commensurate with experience. The position is a full-time, exempt position with a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes paid time off benefits; health, dental and vision insurance (with 100% of premiums paid by the Foundation for the employee); and a 401(k)-retirement plan with a safe harbor contribution of 3% of the employee’s salary.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter, to In your cover letter, please address your qualifications and interest in the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer: CFHV is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of employment. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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