Philanthropy Officer

Hiring Organization Information

Organization Name: 
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County10856

Position Information

Employment Type: 
Full time
Experience Level: 
Salary Range: 
$75,000 - $85,000
Job Category: 
Development | Fundraising
Organizational Overview: 

At Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, we are taking youth programming to a new level. We are a leader in youth development, providing a safe, affordable place for kids and teens during critical out-of-school time. Our Clubs offer life-changing programs and services to more than 26,000 youth throughout the greater Seattle area.

As the third largest major metro Boys & Girls Club organization in the United States, we have a rich 75 year history serving King County youth. If you are passionate about youth development, love to connect with people, have a proven track record of results with youth, and want to be part of an extraordinary team, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is for you!

Opportunity Overview: Philanthropy Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County is seeking an experienced and strategic leader to serve as the Philanthropy Officer. This position reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and will be focused on securing philanthropic support from individual donors who are passionate about empowering youth development. The Philanthropy Officer is responsible for developing innovative strategies for donor engagement, solicitation, and stewardship, and for securing philanthropic support from some of the organization’s top donors. In addition, the Philanthropy Officer oversees the continual refinement and execution continual refinement of a comprehensive donor stewardship program that ensures that donors receive meaningful stewardship that celebrates their generosity and demonstrates the impact of their giving. The Philanthropy Officer must be highly professional with a deep knowledge of individual giving, development best practices and relationship management. This position works collaboratively and strategically with the President/CEO, CDO, Club leadership, Board of Directors, and other development team members., and club leadership.

HOURS: Full-time

LOCATION: Club Service Center, 603 Stewart Street, Suite 300, Seattle, Washington, 98101
SALARY RANGE:  $75,000-$85,000
FLSA: Exempt

The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

This position works in an office, and the noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, i.e. copier toner.

This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required.  It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (BGCKC) is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants.  BGCKC does not discriminate with regards to hiring, assignment, promotion or other conditions of staff employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other status protected under local, state or federal law. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, upon request, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of our positions.

Role Responsibilities: 


• Identify, establish, and maintain relationships with a portfolio of 100-150 community leaders and individuals with the intent of deepening engagement in order to secure investments of $5,000 and above.
• Complete a minimum of 6 meaningful interactions per week with donors
• Host and/or facilitate 4-7 donor meetings per month, producing prospect briefs prior to each.
• Deliver 2 - 4 personalized investment proposals per month, written or in-person, requesting gifts of $5,000 or more.
• Create an individualized plan for each donor in the portfolio, including the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies, including next steps while considering the donor’s interests.
• Deliver ongoing, individualized reporting to donors on the impact of their gifts.
• Work with Board, team, and volunteers to build a culture of philanthropy.
• Collaborate effectively with all members of the Resource Development team and be a key contributor to creating and sustaining a culture of excellence and high performance.
• Proactively provide strategic counsel on a regular basis to the President/CEO, CDO, Resource Development Committee, as well as other development staff who are managing top prospects.
• Adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate empathy and perseverance.

Internal:  Maintain close contact with CEO, CDO, Development Team, and Club Directors. 
External:  Maintain contact as needed with external community groups, board members, partner agencies, stakeholders and others as directed by supervisor.

This position supervises the development team.

Candidate Qualifications: 

• A passion for the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs.
• Five to seven years of successful experience in a resource development role.
• Excellent relationship building skills and the ability to understand the needs and interests of donors. Outstanding listening skills and the desire to hear people’s stories.
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate eloquently both verbally and in writing about the impact Clubs have in the lives of children and families.
• Keen understanding of best practice in development and moves management.
• Strong strategic thinking skills and the ability to develop effective engagement and solicitation strategies for a diverse group of individual donors.
• Proven track record of implementing best practice in donor stewardship and experience in developing high-impact, cost-effective stewardship approaches. 
• Ability to work directly with volunteers, providing the necessary coaching, strategic direction, and tactical support they need to be successful with fundraising.
• Strong organization and time management skills. Ability to manage multiple deadlines and complete projects on time.
• Ability to track progress and report results with accuracy.
• Ability and willingness to work with a diverse population.
• Ability to handle ambiguity.
• Ability to handle difficult situations with grace, diplomacy, and flexibility.
• Excellent judgment and decision-making skills.
• Bachelor’s Degree required. CFRE a plus.
• Must be willing to travel throughout King County and club locations.

• Current Washington State Driver’s License
• Reliable access to a car preferred

How to Apply

Application Contact: 
Ellie Hooman
Application Deadline: 
December 9, 2019