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Chief Philanthropy Officer

Description: 
The Chief Philanthropy Officer serves as the principal fundraising officer for Florida Rural Legal Services Inc (FRLS). He or she is responsible for the oversight, planning and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program that secures the significant financial resources from individuals, foundations, corporations, and others to support FRLS’s Strategic Plan. S/he manages all major gifts functions, planned giving, donor prospecting and research, and special one- or multi-year fundraising campaigns. S/he works with other senior program staff and board members to establish fundraising goals and is accountable for these goals.    The Chief Philanthropy Officer  manages communications and marketing and supervises an effective volunteer program. S/he focuses on long-range strategic plan priorities, seeking to raise multi-year commitments when possible and communicates a broad vision to others. The Director of Philanthropy understands and complies with all gift-related policies and procedures and ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals. The Chief Philanthropy Officer is supervised by the Chief Executive Officer and supervises in turn the philanthropy staff and senior fundraising volunteers. Responsibilities: • Establish and grow relationships with prospects and existing giving partners to understand  how they can best give to FRLS to fulfill their generosity goals. • Meet with prospective giving partners and enroll their participation to raise new funds through  individual gifts and event sponsorships over the previous year. • Recruit and train a team of development volunteers to support fundraising efforts. • Collaborate with the Marketing/Communications Team for online fundraising and stewardship. • Keep an innovation focus to lead ways to raise funds as approved by the CEO. Fundraising and Event Coordination: · Organizes and implements fundraising opportunities and events for organization. · Implement, track, and follow up on annual, sponsorships, planned giving, other giving campaigns, and other department initiatives.  · Makes calls and schedules visits with potential and current donors to nurture their interest in FRLS. · Coordinate the timely dispatch of acknowledgement letters for financial and in-kind donations. · Oversees gift acceptance. · Coordinates monthly reporting and financial recording with the Finance Department for board reports and audits. · Coordinate data base use and management for donor records and acknowledgements. · Keep master calendar for development work and manage adherence to its tasks and timelines. · Serve as staff for the Resource Development Committee. Board of Director’s Support: · Prepare reports, statistics, and other documents, and provide general support as needed for executive management, the Resource Development and Marketing Committees, and the Boards of Directors. · Help with board member events/materials/communication. · Maintain current list of board members (names, positions, addresses, phone, email). · Keep copies of all board meeting documents in appropriate file/binders. · Ensure confidentiality of all privileged and proprietary FRLS information. · Serve as staff liaison with consultants for public relations and communications tasks. · Other duties as assigned.    Education/Experience: · Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or the liberal arts. · At least five (5) years’ fundraising experience.  · Management experience, including the ability to motivate, leads, set objectives, and manage the performance of a board of directors or volunteers. Ability to foster an environment of creativity and professional growth.  · Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major gifts giving and solicitation and fundraising campaigns.  · Proven success in asking for and closing major gifts. · Building and maintaining long-term relationships with major individual donors, foundations and  corporations.  · Working and effective understanding of the basics of charitable gift planning.  · Knowledge of more advanced gift planning concepts a plus.  · Business planning experience a plus. Work Environment: Working conditions consist of a regular office environment for all functions of the job. 10% of time may be allocated for local travel to/from member organizations, individual donors, board members, or funders as part of this position. EEOC Statement: Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other characteristic protected by federal, state of local law   

 

Requirements: 
 Education/Experience: · Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or the liberal arts. · At least five (5) years’ fundraising experience.  · Management experience, including the ability to motivate, leads, set objectives, and manage the performance of a board of directors or volunteers. Ability to foster an environment of creativity and professional growth.  · Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in major gifts giving and solicitation and fundraising campaigns.  · Proven success in asking for and closing major gifts. · Building and maintaining long-term relationships with major individual donors, foundations and  corporations.  · Working and effective understanding of the basics of charitable gift planning.  · Knowledge of more advanced gift planning concepts a plus.  · Business planning experience a plus. Work Environment: Working conditions consist of a regular office environment for all functions of the job. 10% of time may be allocated for local travel to/from member organizations, individual donors, board members, or funders as part of this position. EEOC Statement: Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other characteristic protected by federal, state of local law 

 

To Apply: 

email resume to cameron.clarke@frls.org 

Information

Submission Deadline: 
November 20, 2022
Organization Information: 
Florida Rural Legal Services Inc
1321 E. Memorial Blvd., Suite 101
Lakeland, FL 33801
United States
Phone: 863-345-1179