Director of Philanthropy

Imagine coming to work every day knowing that you are making a meaningful impact on your community, using your fundraising and financial development talents to ensure Winston-Salem is a place for all to thrive. As Leadership Winston-Salem's Director of Philanthropy, you'll leverage your fundraising expertise to sustain and advance our mission of empowering leaders who drive positive change. In this role, you would cultivate donor relationships, develop an annual report for the community, manage our donor database (Network for Good), plan and execute select special events and manage donor acknowledgement. Bachelor’s degree with minimum three years of non-profit fundraising experience is required as well as proficiency with MS Office.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional organizational abilities, thrive in both independent and collaborative settings, excel in relationship-building, have a proven track record of engaging volunteers, and demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills. If you're passionate about philanthropy and ready to join a dynamic team committed to community transformation, we want to hear from you.

Salary range is $55,000 – $65,000 and benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance.

Cover letter and resume should be submitted to no later than April 30, 2024.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
• Develop and execute a comprehensive plan to meet fundraising goals through relationship building and solicitation from individual donors, corporate sponsors and foundation support.
• Perform prospect management and biographical maintenance in a donor database (Network for Good).
• Develop and implement all aspects of an Annual Campaign for alumni.
• Coordinate and oversee multi-year, Corporate Sustainer initiative, by identifying and developing prospects interested in investing in Leadership Winston-Salem.
• Cultivate and expand corporate donors.
• Develop annual report to the community with input from Executive Director and Board.
• Research and pursue grants that support Leadership Winston-Salem’s mission/program(s).
• Handle all communications and correspondence with prospects and donors.
• Work closely with an all-volunteer Resource Development & Fundraising Committee.
• Organize and execute Community Conversation and Flagship/INSIGHT Celebration events.
• Manage donor acknowledgement including annual report.
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
• Demonstrated ability to plan and execute a comprehensive, strategic, robust, and effective fundraising strategy.
• Effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as public speaking and interpersonal skills.
• Proactive relationship builder for long-term benefit.
• Organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytic and strategic thinking.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with internal and external contacts.
• Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and in a flexible environment.
• Willingness to take initiative and be a self-starter.
• Resourceful problem solver experienced in defining problems, weighing information, drawing valid conclusions, and recommending effective solutions.
• Skilled in budgeting, planning, and executing fundraising/friend-raising events.
• Valid driver’s license; travel required in Forsyth County.
• Typical physical demands of administrative job with capability to lift 20-25 pounds.

Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Minimum of three years of successful work experience in fundraising.
• Experienced in writing grant proposals and obtaining grants.
• Demonstrated ability to interact with internal resources and external leaders at all levels.
• Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a donor database.
• Demonstrated technology expertise and regular use of Microsoft Office products and social media.

Equal Opportunity Employer:
LWS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Leadership Winston-Salem
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Full Time
Triad Area NC
Forsyth County
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How to Apply: 

Email a cover letter and resume to by April 30, 2024.

Salary and Benefits: 

Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance.