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Director of Community Philanthropy

Company: Trident United Way
Date Posted: July 10, 2017



Director of Community Philanthropy

Reports To (Title):

Vice President of Resource Development

Job Type:



Community Philanthropy

FLSA Classification:

Salaried, Exempt

Date Last Reviewed:

July 10, 2017



This position is responsible for the development and management of a comprehensive, strategic, integrated strategy to increase the base of donors outside the Tri-County’s corporate workplaces and support leadership giving efforts in the Tri-County’s corporate workplaces.



Essential Function 1:

Fundraising and Engagement

  • Create and implement strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward Tocqueville Gifts (donors of $10k+).
  • Develop fundraising activities to achieve the Annual Campaign Goal approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Work through and with members of the Tocqueville Society Steering Committee to achieve the annual portfolio.
  • Work with the Business Partnership Officer in identifying and cultivating new donors.
  • Oversee the outsourcing of all direct mail and digital giving strategies to create and strengthen a pipe line of new individual donors to Trident United Way.
  • Support volunteer committees in the recruitment, training and development of steering committees and cabinets as necessary to encourage volunteer support in the cultivation and solicitation of donors.

Essential Function 2:

Staff Management

  • Provide overall strategy, supervision, coaching, and support for the Major Gifts Officer as they manage all aspects of Palmetto Society engagement strategies and tactics to include materials, events, and other activities.
  • Provide overall strategy, supervision, coaching, and support to the Events Coordinator as they plan and execute all fundraising events including Trident United Way’s Annual Celebration.

Essential Function 3

Strategy and Processes

  • Work with the entire Resource Development division to help develop and implement department-wide best practices for fundraising innovation outside the workplace. 
  • Create effective and efficient systems to support the Community Philanthropy department, and create tracking and metrics to demonstrate progress of uniform prospecting, recruitment, recognition, engagement and stewardship strategies.
  • Work with the Vice President of Resource Development and the Director of Corporate Development to implement an overarching donor stewardship plan that includes reporting, recognition, relationship building activities (engagement) and communications for individual donors at all giving levels, both inside and outside the workplace.


  • Work with and effectively manage high-level volunteers to engage prospects.
  • Input, track, and monitor donor touchpoints, gifts and accomplishments through CRM database and prepare required reports.
  • Collaborate with Marketing Manager and Resource Development team to develop and implement aspects of the donor stewardship plan to include the leadership recognition book, Valentine's Day activities, and other touch points as assigned in the plan.
  • Bring donor thoughts and reactions back to the organization and provide constructive feedback to the Community Impact, Marketing, and Finance departments.
  • Support Director of Corporate Development with Workplace Campaign Meetings and corporate strategies, as requested.
  • Function as an integral member of the Resource Development team assisting with planning, solicitation, implementation and evaluation of campaign processes
  • Participate as a champion, project lead, and/or member of organizational development teams as required.
  • Work outside normal office hours when required to include evenings or weekends and additional hours as needed.




  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.


  • 5 years of previous fundraising experience, or 7-10 years of related experience (business or sales).
  • 1-3 years of supervisory experience preferred.


  • Proven track record of soliciting and securing major gifts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work with diverse audiences.
  • Excellent planning and time management skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple projects.
  • High-energy team player.
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with good general computer skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and coaching skills with ability to recruit, engage, lead, motivate, train, and manage a diverse team.



  • This job requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • Worker must frequently use typical office equipment (telephone, copier, printer, fax, etc.).
  • Worker sits most of the time.
  • Worker communicates with constituents, clients, and/or partners by phone and in person.
  • Routinely required to walk and regularly travel by car.



Primarily works in a climate controlled office-based setting. 


Please Note: Requirements, skills, and abilities described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.