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OrganizationBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central Blue Ridge, Inc. (BBBS)
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 28, 2020
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$48,000-65,000
Phone(434) 244-0882


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 works in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to increase giving through numerous facets including Leadership Giving Societies, Annual Campaigns and events. Supporting elements include donor cultivation and stewardship, gift entry and acknowledgement, database management and donor research.

Job Duties

  • Prospect development (Foundations, Corporations, Individuals),
  • Grant writing for foundations and government sources,
  • Major donor recruitment,
  • Corporate fundraising program, including employer gift matching,
  • Legacy program development and implementation,
  • Alumni fundraising program and implementation,
  • Direct-donor campaigns,
  • Event opportunities,
  • Donor and prospect communications with an emphasis on a narrative philanthropy approach,
  • Donor recognition program,
  • Relationship stewardship,
  • Maintain Donor Database
  • Marketing for the department

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, and/or 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in fund development.
  • A proven track record in stewarding donors and direct ask.
  • Familiar with capital campaigns, planned giving and monthly giving.
  • Thorough knowledge of the nonprofit setting, project planning and prospect research.
  • Oral and written communication skills reflect solid customer service.
  • Experience working with diverse populations, both child and adult.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check, including a clean driving record, and other pre-employment screening.
  • Ability to represent the agency with high professional standards as this is an externally facing role.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality throughout daily operations.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with other staff.
  • Ability to use time effectively, focus on details, collect meaningful data and draw solid conclusions.
  • Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends when necessary.

Additional Info

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BBBS offers employer paid health, dental and vision, and a generous holiday and paid time off package. Learn more about our liberal remote work policy.