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Senior Director, Philanthropy

Oregon, United States
$110,000.00 - $120,000.00
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2024

The Opportunity

Are you interested in being an important part of an independent, nonprofit media organization serving people across Oregon and the Pacific Northwest? Do you love working directly with people passionate about journalism and great storytelling, lifelong education, and public service? This position may be for you!

We’re seeking a capable and experienced fundraiser to lead the strategy of OPB and KMHD’s philanthropy programs as OPB’s Senior Director, Philanthropy. This is a unique opportunity to work at a beloved public media organization that is growing its original journalism to better serve people across our region—at a time of great need for our civil society and democracy.

As a Senior, Director, Philanthropy, you’ll lead and coach a talented team, to advance fundraising around key organizational priorities and initiatives. You’ll work closely with people across our Development Department along with leaders in Content, Audience Engagement, Legal, Finance and other teams. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with generous and dedicated high-level supporters, while identifying and connecting with new major supporters from OPB’s extensive, region-wide base of members. If you love the idea of stepping into a growth opportunity, leading a sophisticated major giving team, and working at a dynamic public service organization, we’d love to hear from you!

Position Details

The Senior Director, Philanthropy is responsible for leading strategy and oversight of OPB and KMHD Philanthropy programs including the highest levels of member support (President’s Council $10,000+; Cornerstone Society $1,000+), planned giving, and project/initiative support from individuals. The Senior Director’s duties emphasize the identification and cultivation of prospects, solicitation and stewardship of major outright and planned gifts to support the organization’s strategic priorities. This position leads and coaches a high-performance Philanthropy team of 6 FTE. The Senior Director manages a high-performance portfolio of approximately 50 donors and prospects with capacity for contributions of $100,000+, including “principal gifts,” creating and implementing strategies to secure optimal support. The Senior Director reports to and works closely with the VP and Chief Development Officer and collaborates effectively with other Development leaders, the President and CEO, and colleagues across the organization.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Genuine interest in and enthusiasm for OPB’s public service mission, vision and values, commitment to equity and anti-racism, and the ability to effectively articulate our case for
  • Seven years of successful experience with escalating responsibility in fundraising organizations including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation of donors for significant, leading gifts. An adept and intuitive steward of donor relationships and their philanthropy.
  • A highly skilled, instinctive fundraiser with demonstrated success in growing donor relationships and raising major outright and planned gifts to optimize philanthropic support through unrestricted member support, special initiatives and significant campaigns.
  • Demonstrated success in supervisory, team building and management responsibilities, coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Palpable curiosity and a growth mindset, oriented toward constant improvement and learning, and enhancing our fundraising work and staff development with innovative approaches, techniques and tools. Adaptable, flexible, and able to thrive in a changing
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, confidentiality and discretion and compliance with OPB policies and standards and the AFP code of ethics.
  • Well-versed in techniques of major and planned gift fundraising including strategic use of prospect research, approaches to gift agreements and best practices, and compliance with IRS requirements related to charitable
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, oriented toward teamwork and collaboration. High EQ, an empathetic and intuitive listener, and astute cultural competence.
  • Experience in strategic integration of leadership volunteers in high-level fundraising activities and donor stewardship.
  • Effective use of business software tools including the Microsoft Office suite, constituent relationship management (CRM) systems such as Salesforce, and project management Eagerness to learn and support team adoption of new applications.
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated successful management of special fundraising initiatives and significant campaigns.
  • Experience and demonstrated aptitude for marketing and digital marketing/funding
  • Experience with expense and revenue budget development, management and analysis.
  • Exposure to leadership training.
  • Understanding of direct marketing membership programs.
  • CFRE certification.

Additional Information

  • This position reports to the VP & Chief Development Officer and is benefits eligible.
  • The probable hiring range for this exempt position is between $110,000 – $120,000, depending on qualifications.
  • For the safety of our employees, the contractors/vendors we work with, and the public we serve, OPB has a mandatory COVID vaccination policy and all employees are required to show proof of vaccination.
  • This position has access to highly sensitive data and therefore must pass a background check.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license and will requires consent to OPB conducting a driving record check. Employees will not be allowed to use a company or personal vehicle for work purposes without completion and satisfactory results of this check.

How to Apply

For application instructions, please visit OPB's careers page. You will be asked to create an account, upload your cover letter and resume and answer a few position related questions. Once you click “submit” you cannot make changes to your application.

Your application materials are due by 8:59 PM Pacific Time on July 22, 2024.

OPB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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