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Job Description

Overall Responsibility:

As a member of the Institute’s senior leadership team, the Director of Philanthropy will create, execute and evaluate all philanthropy strategies with a donor-centered philosophy to ensure a diverse and sustainable revue portfolio to support the Institute’s mission.

The Director of Philanthropy also will create and effectively manage the organization’s annual communications and philanthropic plan to build a consistent brand and to develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.

Job Duties:

Create, execute and evaluate the organization’s philanthropy strategy (80%).

In concert with the CEO and Board of Directors create a comprehensive philanthropy strategy and annual operating plan that promotes mission achievement and financial sustainability.

Execute the organization’s philanthropy operating plan to achieve plan goals.

Effectively steward all Institute donors and cultivate new potential partners.

Make donor and potential donor appointments, calls and visits and solicit funds and other resources for the organization.

Plan and implement foundation, corporate and individual donor cultivation, stewardship, outreach events & activities.

Successfully plan and execute annual Philanthropy Day celebration and/or annual drive.

Act as primary staff liaison to board philanthropy advisors and appropriately task and support board and CEO in achieving plan goals.

Maintain a streamlined system for donor, foundation, corporate and potential donor records using in-depth understanding of databases, from the conceptual to the tactical.

With Philanthropy Department staff, Program Enrollment, and Marketing support, maintain comprehensive donor records, coordinate funding requests, prep donor materials and maintain efficient development systems.

Develop and maintain annual budget as it relates to philanthropy and communications.

Lead and inspire staff and board to participate in philanthropic activities.

Evaluate philanthropic strategy for the organization.

Regularly evaluate philanthropic strategy and operating plan and make strategy recommendations to CEO and Board of Directors based on experience and a deep understanding of the organization’s strategic goals.

Create, execute and evaluate the organization’s communications strategy in support of mission (20%).

Create annual communications plan for the organization with measurable deliverables.

With support of philanthropy staff and marketing department, execute plan, including production of weekly e-newsletter, updating of website content, marketing special events, managing production of all print/electronic collateral and ads, coordinating all media outreach and social media for the organization, and managing staff working on the plan.

Evaluate plan at least annually and provide regular reports to CEO, Board of Directors and staff.

If you are interested in this position please send cover letter and resume to

Job Location City Sheffield

Job Location State Massachusetts

Job Location Zip 01257

Job Location Country United States

Job Category Development and Fundraising

Prefered Experience 5 year(s)

Job Type Full time

Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )

Organization Details

Organization Name The Option Institute

Organizational Focus Children and Youth, Disability Issues, Education and Academia,

Family and Parenting, Religion, Spiritual, and Metaphysical Issues, Teaching, Training

Contact Person Elizabeth A. Thomas

Contact Phone (413) 229-8063

Contact Email

Web Address

• Location: Springfield

• Post ID: 50431017 springfield is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017