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Director of Philanthropic Partnerships
Department: Fund Development
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Work from home and/or at the Donate Life Northwest Offices in downtown Portland
Direct Report: 1 FTE Development Coordinator
Status: Full-time, exempt $78,000 - $82,000 per year plus full benefits
Application Deadline: 8/19/2022
Nationally recognized for groundbreaking innovation and some of the highest donor registration rates in the country, Donate Life Northwest has been improving health and saving lives in Oregon and SW Washington through the promotion of organ, eye, and tissue donation since 1975. With a budget of one million, a staff of nine, and hundreds of active volunteers, our vibrant Donate Life Northwest community includes donor families carrying loved ones’ legacies; living donors sharing the joy of giving; those waiting with hope for transplant; grateful recipients; organ, eye, and tissue banks, transplant centers, and other organization partners; and more than 2.9 million registered donors.
We take pride in these tremendous successes but work with a sense of urgency to accelerate programs and bring hope to thousands in need of transplants who face a shortage of donors. Work-life balance and mutual support are essential to maintaining the energy and focus needed for our dynamic work.
Volunteers and staff are valued for individual strengths in our community-building organization, and we share a deep commitment to diversity, inclusion, and health equity. That commitment guides our work to overcome barriers to donation and honors the powerful ways that gifts of life, sight, and health can connect communities and transcend divisions of race, faith, ethnicity, language, culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, and physical or mental ability.
Job Purpose Summary:
The Director of Philanthropic Partnerships is a member of the leadership team which includes the Executive Director, Operations Director, and Director of Education and Outreach. Using the organization’s evolving equity lens, the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships plans and oversees all fund development activities and provides strategic leadership.
This senior-level staff member will evaluate the fundraising program and create a fundraising plan and strategy that engages staff and volunteers in its execution. To date, fundraising sources include individuals, foundations, government grants, corporations, and bequests. Fundraising activities include events, annual appeals, planned giving, grant writing and reporting, and individual donor plans.
The director performs all duties in alignment with the mission and organizational values.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Assess the effectiveness of development activities, tools, and infrastructure and adjust as necessary.
- Actively engage as a member of the Donate Life Northwest community, participating in events and activities outside of fundraising.
- Cultural competency and experience working with diverse groups.
- Demonstrated contributions to inclusive, collaborative team achievement.
In order to protect our employees and our community, all Donate Life Northwest staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious exception. New hires will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exception) prior to starting work, and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exception) within 10 days of starting work.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Donate Life Northwest staff continue to primarily work remotely during the pandemic, but we have plans to return to a hybrid work model – a mix of in-office and remote work. Work is generally performed within a typical office environment (either in our downtown Portland office, or from home with provided equipment) with travel to off-site meetings and events, including evening and weekend events. Consideration will be given to candidates who live within or are willing to relocate to our service area in Oregon and Southern Washington.
Some local and regional travel is required. The candidate must possess a reliable form of transportation to be able to attend meetings and events throughout the organization’s territory (Oregon and several counties in southern Washington).
To apply, please submit your resumé and a cover letter describing your interest in Donate Life Northwest’s mission and how your professional experience has prepared you for this position via a Word or PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm Pacific Time Friday, August 19th, 2022.
Please format the subject line of your email with your last name followed by the organization name and the position. Example: Chung Donate Life Director of Philanthropic Partnerships. Title your documents with your last name and the document type. Example: ChungResume.pdf and ChungCoverLetter.pdf.
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