Tuesday, July 10, 2012

JOB POSTING:Director of Development Pennsylvania Humanities Council Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director of Development

Pennsylvania Humanities Council 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This position is ideal for a mission-driven, outcomes-based fundraiser who is committed to strategic fund development for nonprofits through traditional and new vehicles of fundraising. This is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to launch a comprehensive, mission-sustaining development program for PHC.
The Director of Development is a new leadership role with Pennsylvania Humanities Council. As one of four direct reports to the Executive Director, the position manages one professional Development Associate. As a strategic partner, the DoD will work closely with a dedicated Board of Directors and finance, communications, and program staff to advance PHC's mission and goals.
The Director of Development is responsible for the fundraising of the organization. The Director of Development is specifically or indirectly responsible for the following:
  • Planning and communicating with the PHC Executive Director, Staff and Board of Directors.
  • Developing a multi-faceted, multi-year fundraising strategy and related goals.
  • Planning and implementing fundraising events, including an inaugural Signature Event.
  • Leading government relations and advocacy.
  • Participating with the programs and members of the organization.
  • Researching donor prospects for major gifts, annual giving, and events.
  • Developing a major gifts prospect pool; developing and implementing a related plan for cultivation and solicitation.
  • Developing and implementing aspects of a corporate giving/sponsorship program.
  • Utilizing social media fundraising.
  • Identifying, cultivating and soliciting grant funding.
The successful candidate will possess a blend of the following:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Substantial prior successful experience with development, fundraising, sales or marketing. This could be an opportunity for either career advancement or a second career.
  • Passion for the humanities, and personal values consistent with PHC's mission.
  • A competent and natural external leader who can convey confidence, build relationships and represent PHC in the community.
  • Integrity beyond reproach, with follow through on commitments.
  • Self-directed as well as collegial.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationship with diverse populations.
  • Experience working with boards and committees in non-profit organizations.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to speak, write, and design messages in various formats for different audiences.
  • Highly-organized and able to meet strict deadlines.
This position has an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. Flexible work schedules will be considered for this position.
Individuals wishing to speak confidentially about this opportunity may contact Michelle Pagano Heck, Senior Consultant, Vantagen: Michelle.Heck@VantagenLLC.com. Qualified individuals may apply confidentially by submitting resume, cover letter and compensation requirements as MS Word attachments to: resumes@vantagenllc.com. Please reference the following in the subject line of your email:
PHC, Director of Development # 222-MH687
Please direct all inquiries related to this position to Vantagen, LLC. PHC is an equal opportunity employer.

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