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OrganizationBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central Blue Ridge, Inc. (BBBS)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineFebruary 28, 2017
College Degree Required?No
Phone(434) 244-0882


Full Time or Part Time

Application Deadline: Until Filled


The Director of Philanthropy serves as lead strategist for agency fund development, helping the Executive Director create a multi-year plan for increasing revenue and building organizational reserves   The Director of Philanthropy functions as the agency’s principal fundraiser, with help from the Executive Director and the Board of Directors.

Key elements of the agency fund development program include: donor acquisition and fund-raising events (Bowl for Kids’ Sake); an annual giving program, major gifts from individuals; and corporate and foundation giving. Supporting elements include: donor stewardship; gift entry and acknowledgement; database management; and donor research.

Skills Required

Strategic Planning

·         Setting and achieving, in close collaboration with the Executive Director, multi-year and annual agency revenue goals.

·         Developing and implementing a written plan for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, foundation and corporate potential donors with varied capacities of giving, including major donors (at least $5,000).

·         Researches and analyzes our corporate, individual and foundation donor base and recommends solicitation strategies.

·         Prepares and presents for approval proposals for corporate, foundation and government support.   Completes proposals and grant reports on time.

·         Oversees planning and logistics for special events, including obtaining sponsorships and solicitation of gifts and preparing related printed material.

·         Designs and implements direct mail programs and coordinates social media programs with other team members

·         Serves as a vital member of the leadership team by staying abreast of organization-wide issues and contributing to the development and achievement of the agency’s long-term vision and short-term operating plans.

·         Increase online donations and monthly giving.

Board Development

·         Support board committees responsible for planning and implementing development activities.

Marketing and Public Relations

·         Collaborate with the Executive Director and Director of Programs to increase visibility of BBBS.


All other duties as assigned


Education Level:

(minimum & preferred educational requirements necessary to perform this job successfully)

Years of Related Work Experience :

(minimum & preferred related work experience necessary perform this job successfully)

3-5 years progressively responsible experience in fund development



Skills and Knowledge
  Required Preferred
Demonstrated success in stewarding donors and direct ask x  
A proven track record as a major gift officer and manager


Familiar with or willing to learn about peer-to-peer campaigns, capital campaigns and monthly giving x  
Familiar with, or willing to learn about planned giving. x  
Excellent oral and written communications skills including reflective listening ability


Adheres to standards set forth by the AFP x  
Valid US driver’s license and ability and willingness to travel










 Equal Employment Opportunity


BBBS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability.


Americans with Disabilities Act


Applicants as well as employees who are or become disabled must be able to perform the essential duties & responsibilities either unaided or with reasonable accommodation. The organization shall determine reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable law.


Job Responsibilities


The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties & responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. BBBS may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.



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