Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 28-Oct-2019 to 27-Nov-2019
  • - Newfields
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • competitive salary
  • Full Time
  • generous benefits package

Newfields' Senior Philanthropy Officer will join a dynamic, supportive advancement team of fundraising professionals who share her/his commitment to creating a vibrant, innovative cultural campus for our community and dedication to serving donors and funders.  Working with colleagues, she/he will have the satisfaction of ensuring the funding needed for today and for the future, continuing the current fundraising momentum of the Newfields' advancement program.   

The Senior Philanthropy Officer will play a vital role in building meaningful and successful relationships with current and prospective donors and funders to Newfields. Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy and Planned Giving and working in partnership with the Director of Advancement, the Senior Philanthropy Officer will provide leadership and direction to a team of gift officers. She/he will exemplify donor-centered fundraising best practices, leading to substantive on-going philanthropic support for operations, programs and special projects from individuals, corporations and foundations.
 
The successful candidate for the Senior Philanthropy Officer will bring previous experience in both managing a portfolio and demonstrated history of successfully developing, securing and stewarding substantive giving and the leadership skills to inspire gift officers to do the same. 
 
The Senior Philanthropy Officer will work closely with curatorial, horticulture and senior leadership colleagues and volunteer leadership to effectively identify, engage, solicit and steward donors and funders. The Senior Philanthropy Officer will become a valued member of a dynamic advancement team for one of the country's leading cultural institutions and make a significant impact on the future of Newfields and the community it serves.
 
Primary Responsibilities: The following responsibilities describe the general nature of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all - inclusive inventory.
• Manage his/her own portfolio of donors, averaging 12 substantive contacts per month, focusing on gifts at the level of $100,000 and above to secure substantive philanthropic support
• Lead and inspire a team of philanthropy officers, whose portfolios include gifts, grants and sponsorship at all levels, helping to sustain and increase meaningful engagement and philanthropic support 
• Work closely with the Director of Advancement and Advancement Service team to leverage member, donor and funder engagement, recognition and stewardship strategies   
• Assist in budget development for the advancement program, projecting philanthropic revenue and expenses  Maintain accurate and timely tracking of all donor activities using Raisers Edge
 
Qualifications:
• Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with donors, foundations and corporations.
• Experience supervising, managing and inspiring a multidisciplinary team.
• Understanding of and passion for cultural organizations and knowledge of current and evolving trends in giving, fundraising and donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
• Self-motivated as well as committed to serving colleagues and building a strong team.
• Experience in planning and delivering budgetary responsibilities.
• Excellent writing skills; the ability to communicate and inspire via presentations, conversations, and documents.
• Coursework or other training in current trends in principles, practices, and procedures of charitable giving and fundraising.
 
Education and/or Experience:
• Undergraduate degree in relevant area of studies required; Graduate studies or Masters' degree preferred. 
• Minimum of 7-10 years of fundraising experience and proven track record in securing substantive funding and managing employees; experience with cultural or higher education institutions preferred.
 
 
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