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Director of Philanthropy

World Pediatric Project

The Director of Philanthropy is a key member of the WPP Development team who creates and enhances opportunities to attract and retain annual contributors and special high-level contributors to the organization’s mission. This is accomplished through crafting and executing regular and strategic current donor outreach, direct donor relationship management and stewardship, networking and securing new donor interest. This individual will be vital in helping to achieve long-term strategic financial growth to reach large-scale initiative goals, to include annual, multi-year and planned giving donors. Director of Philanthropy will work alongside the VP of Development in cultivating and soliciting mid-level and major gift commitments and will be the lead staff for growing mid-level and other gift income. This person will play leadership role in large annual fundraising and donor cultivation event, Treasures in Paradise – first in conjunction with VP of Development and in future, as lead of event.
• Provide a high personal touch point of contact for assigned contributors in the Richmond market to enhance their experience as new and returning investors in the WPP mission.
• Cultivate and grow relationship-based fundraising initiatives in the Richmond market by leading & growing individual donor efforts for WPP’s key events (eg: Treasures in Paradise) with high-net worth persons
• Assure annual contributor renewal and work with team to create annual campaign plan to reach targeted goals, including accurate and timely mail campaigns
• Execute acquisition and retention strategies to expand the WPP donor base and show growth with current contributors.
• Collaborate with other WPP staff to identify potential donors from development and mission events, program volunteers and networking opportunities.
• Partner with Communication Manager on local Richmond web-based contribution, email and social media giving strategies.
• Lead staff liaison of Child Sponsorship Program, targeting and stewarding local churches, civic organizations and companies to participation.

Total direct goal responsibility is $500,000. Total team goal is $1.8 million. Weekly activity measurement is an average of 25 contacts (live conversations) and 3-5 visits per week.

Required Qualifications:
• 3 years or more related experience and demonstrated success with annual giving, donor face-to-face contribution requests, donor management or sales presentations, appointment setting, and goal oriented sales measurements. • Superior writing and interpersonal communication skills. • Proven success and willingness to initiate cold and warm contacts with current WPP contributors and potential new contributors. • Ability to develop & execute detailed plans and strategies for achieving goals • Bachelor’s Degree required • Valid Driver’s License
Competitive salary, commensurate with experience
Health & Dental Plans – WPP pays 100% of employee’s premium; 403(b) Retirement Plan; Generous PTO; 10.5 paid holidays; Pre-tax flex spending plans for health & dependent care; Vision plan available via payroll deduction; AFLAC plans available via payroll deduction; Employee Assistance Plan at no cost for employee & immediate household.
How to apply:
Send cover letter and resume to AAhonen@wpproj.org
Fund Development
Posting Organization:
World Pediatric Project