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Director, Philanthropy - DFW

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Dallas, TX, USA


Responsible for development and management of a major gifts portfolio within assigned territory developed through the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of effective relationships with volunteers, board members, corporate leaders, foundations, current and prospective donors.  Through effective portfolio management, qualifies and secures funding from donors capable of giving $10k+ and assure donor retention upgrade strategies are successfully executed.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Build relationships with volunteers, board members, corporate representatives, foundations and current and prospective donors toward qualifying and building a caseload of donors
  • Manage a portfolio of 125 – 150 donors.  Create and execute a moves management plan for each qualified donor in portfolio
  • Work with the market leadership, program, and communications team to secure appropriate project information, including budgets and program content, to create proposals and execute solicitations
  • Create and submit monthly reports as required to management that accurately reflect caseload activity and performance.
  • Secure a minimum of $500,000-750,000 in major gifts in first year.
  • Submit a minimum of 24 individuals, corporate and foundation proposals in a balanced portfolio department fundraising goal.
  • Supporting the effective development of campaign packaging, pricing, and lead gifts for field staff proposals.
  • Coordinate the stewardship of $10k+ donors who make a gift to ACS; and execute in partnership with stewardship advisor.
  • Supporting nationwide solicitation of corporate and foundation prospect
  • Collaborates with Community Development, Cancer Control, Business Planning & Operations, Communications/Marketing and ACS CAN leads to ensure coordinated and interdependent achievement of regional goals.
  • Maintains a productive and collaborative relationships with the Society’s global headquarters departments and other regions; participates on regional and enterprise projects and committees as appropriate.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree and a 5+ year proven track record of securing $100,000+ gifts or equivalent experience.

Demonstrates the following Major Gifts Competencies:

  • Customer focus, Strategic mindset, Action oriented, Drives results, Interpersonal savvy, Builds networks, Persuades, Being resilient.

Other Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as is computer proficiency.
  • Successful track record of securing 6, 7, and 8 figure gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Strong working knowledge of the major gifts area; sales management and campaign experience is highly desirables.
  • Established ability to build and cultivate relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations.
  • Ability to establish collegial, effective working relationships and partner with staff and volunteers.
  • Strong financial acumen.
  • Ability to drive lead generation for individual and corporate major giving opportunities.
  • The ability to be an ambassador for the American Cancer Society.
  • Ability to understand work within a complex organizational structure.
  • Experience with planned giving software is preferred.  
  • Some travel will be required.

We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.

Organization Info

American Cancer Society

Atlanta, GA, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives and creates a world with less cancer and more birthdays by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

You can connect with us through LinkedIn groups: American Cancer Society Supporter, American Cancer Society Relay For Life, or American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 7 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 7 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Cancer Society