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North Texas Community Foundation recently completed a 5-year strategic plan that identified significant opportunity to expand the Foundation’s reach and enhance its suite of philanthropic services to effect positive change in our community. The Board of Directors unanimously approved the plan and allocated the financial resources necessary to position the North Texas Community Foundation as the first and best choice for donors, a focal point for local philanthropy, and a financially sound, sustainable organization with the capacity to serve our region today, tomorrow and forever.
Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO), the Director of Philanthropic Services will be responsible for increasing financial contributions to the Foundation by engaging professional advisors and their clients, as well as working with individuals and families to establish funds and expectancies.
Generating charitable opportunities requires a highly motivated and reliable professional who possesses excellent communication and organizational skills. The Director is responsible for working closely with the CPO to cultivate leads and prospects who would benefit from having a fund at the Community Foundation. The Director will often work with legal, financial, and accounting professionals as they serve their clients; thus, prior employment with legal or financial industries is a plus.
This position participates on the development team which also includes donor relations and communications, but will integrate with all aspects of the Community Foundation.
It’s important to note that experience with contemporary teambuiding strategies with a diverse generational team is important.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Partnering and cultivating relationships with professional advisors to raise awareness of the services and benefits NTCF can provide for their clients.
- Identifying, meeting and cultivating potential fund holders and inspiring them to become partners with the Foundation.
- Works with Chair and Co-Chairs to manage the Professional Advisor Outreach Cabinet and its related meetings and seminars, including securing sponsorships, and securing speakers on current estate planning and tax saving topics.
- Represents the Foundation externally with prospects, donors, professional advisors, charitable organizations, professional groups, and the community.
- Works with senior management, marketing/communications/events staff and consulting professionals to guide the Foundation’s strategic development.
Ideal experience and skills
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree is required.
- Graduate studies or certification in business, development, finance, law, planned giving or other relevant field is desirable.
- Career experience: (7 years minimum)
- Has a proven track record of raising funds, building/maintaining relationships, increasing customer bases or similar development work.
- Has a working knowledge of planned giving.
- Stays current with legislative and regulatory developments.
- Experience with community foundations is a plus.
- Related Experience:
- Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, presentation), strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trust with others.
- Knowledge and understanding of philanthropic interests, charitable motivators, and financial relationships in the context of working with high net worth individuals.
- Data management software (CRM), a thorough understanding of how to use it in a development application.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. FIMS software knowledge a plus.
- Knowledge of legal and regulatory compliance issues related to charitable gifts, community foundations, and nonprofit grant making a plus.
Ideal personal profile
The ideal candidate will have a background of working successfully with professional advisors and high net worth individuals. The candidate should be energetic, engaging and able to build strong relationships and gain client respect by knowing and communicating the positive attributes of a relationship with the Community Foundation. We are looking for a polished, personable, and well-informed individual with the knowledge, demeanor, maturity, and ethics to represent the foundation effectively. Must be a team player with the desire to work with other staff to make a meaningful impact on the community. As a professional, he/she must be self-directed, able to manage multiple complex projects with competing deadlines in an accurate and timely manner, with strong attention to detail. The selected candidate will be a respected individual with strong philanthropic principles and a demonstrated commitment to community service. Knowledge of Tarrant County is preferred.
A resume and cover letter should be directed to Laura McWhorter, CFRE at email@example.com.