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Philanthropy Director/Distinguished Gifts Manager

Company: Children's Home Society
Date Posted: November 8, 2017

  1. 1.       Contribute to an engaging, positive work environment.
  • Participate actively in departmental meetings, training and education, as well as the quality management process.
  • Comply with CHS policies, procedures, code of conduct, contracts and other legal obligations.
  • Assist with training other team members and providing back up when necessary.
  • Pick up projects on the fly; perform other duties as assigned from time to time.
  • Demonstrate the CHS Common Bond Values in the performance of all job duties
  1. Identify, cultivate and advance prospective donors to secure major gifts through donor relations, giving campaigns, corporate support, and foundations. 
  • Build relationships with volunteers, board members, corporate representatives, foundations and current and prospective donors.
  • Secure a minimum of $300,000 – to $750,000+ in major gifts annually.
  • Hold a minimum of 150 face-to-face visits with gift prospects.
  • Direct the stewardship of major gift donors.

Job Qualifications

Education and Licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Philanthropy or related degree from an accredited university 
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Three years of proven experience securing $100,000+ gifts or equivalent fundraising in a related field
  • Experience with planned giving databases, preferred