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Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:05 AM


Company Name: Santa Fe Community Foundation

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Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 3-5 Years
Job Function: Donor Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Yearly Salary)

Santa Fe Community Foundation Director of Development Posted April 25, 2017
Reporting Relationship Reports to the Vice President for Community Philanthropy
Employment Status Full-time (exempt)

Position Summary
The Director of Development manages the day-to-day financial resource development and donor stewardship strategies of the Foundation. The position is part of the Community Philanthropy Team, which includes the Vice President for Community Philanthropy, the President & CEO, and the Director of Communications and Marketing.

Duties include: developing and managing philanthropic relationships with diverse partners, creating and executing development-focused events, and creatively supporting the growth in Foundation assets to support long term grant making aspirations. This position is part of the Foundation's Management Team and will work in close collaboration with colleagues on achieving the Foundation's mission.

Major Responsibilities
• Oversee and implement the Foundation’s efforts to cultivate and build relationships with donors and partners.
• Renew attention and give creative focus to increase the Foundation’s various endowments to amplify the Foundation’s grant making capacity.
• Focus on Donor Stewardship and Prospect Cultivation, which includes a commitment of some weeknight and weekend time. Strict attention to and prompt response to donor inquiries and needs.
• Create and deliver multiple appeals for specifically-focused funds and initiatives of the Foundation.
• Cultivate and expand the Foundation’s Planned Giving program, including Piñon Legacy Society programming and events.
• Attend various community events to network and build relationships with existing and potential donors and partners.
• Supervise the Foundation’s gift acknowledgment and donor recognition programs.
• Provide ongoing stewardship and routinely assess the Foundation’s donor partners’ needs and goals with an eye toward increasing philanthropy levels.
• Continually monitor and improve donor services and donor management system.
• Oversee Foundation special events by providing leadership and management oversight of the Piñon Awards, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, and other special events run by component funds of the Foundation.
• Strategically solicit corporate sponsorship and underwriting for Foundation projects and events, in particular, the Piñon Awards and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.Serve as the direct contact for the various event sponsors and vendors.
• Be attentive to any changes in existing tax law or new legislation that may affect giving patterns.
• Contribute to the research of current and new donors and partners, as well as maintenance of the Foundation's donor database and software platforms.
• Regularly provide reports to Foundation leadership on fundraising activities.

• High commitment to integrity, professionalism, and personalized service.
• Successful history managing high-volume annual appeals and cultivation events.
• Knowledge and demonstrated ability to successfully identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with donors and partners.
• Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.
• Demonstrated experience and successful track record in philanthropic development.
• Familiarity with issues related to the Foundation's mission, including health and human services, the arts, education, environment, and economic opportunity.
• Ability to plan, conduct, and document meetings.
• Ability to work outside standard hours as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.
• Proficient in the use of office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and donor databases, preferably Raiser’s Edge.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.
• At least 3-5 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a nonprofit organization in a similar capacity. Such experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
• An affinity for philanthropy, the role of nonprofits in strengthening communities, and a commitment to equity, diversity, and the power of social change.

Competitive compensation, as well as a generous benefits package.
Hiring Policy The Santa Fe Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any other legally protected status.

Please send a resume and three professional references to: Jane Yates at or to her attention at P.O. Box 1827, Santa Fe, NM 87504-1827.

**No phone calls please.

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• Location: Santa Fe / Taos, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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