Director of Philanthropy

Position Overview: The role of the Philanthropy Director is to establish new partnerships as well as foster and strengthen existing relationships with corporate, foundation and individual donor prospects. The person in this role is tasked with advancing Parents as Teachers interests by proactively seeking opportunities to generate new resources based on corporate/foundation guidelines and interests, researching and identifying sources of support, and maintaining strong communication ties with the local and national philanthropic community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospective donors to generate annual support.

  • Make initial outreach and schedule face-to-face meetings with prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors to discuss PAT program needs. Must be comfortable initiating discussions with business and foundation professionals at all levels and soliciting support.

  • Write and develop highly competitive sponsorship and grant proposals for corporate and foundation prospects that align with, and support the strategic goals of PAT.

  • Using donor management platform, manage, track, and report corporate and individual donor and prospect activities.

  • Develop, implement, and manage ongoing communication and reporting to organizational supporters.

  • Collaborate across departments to make certain that funding opportunities and grant proposals are fully aligned with the strategic direction of the organization.

  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve revenue goals.

  • Serve as liaison between fund development team efforts and the Board Fund Development Committee.

The above statement of this job description describes the general duties and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They do not claim to describe all of the functions of this position. Employees may be assigned other duties.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques with proven success in generating significant funding commitments from corporations, foundations and individuals.

  • Experience in grant and proposal writing.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • A high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances. A proactive and energetic style.

  • Bachelor's degree and 5-years of experience in nonprofit fundraising. Preference will be given to candidates with corporate and/or foundation experience and CFRE attainment.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.

  • Strong proficiency in project management and the ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time. Experience with fundraising software is a plus.

Other abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong team/partnership skills

  • Self-motivated with consistent follow-through

  • Ability to travel and occasional remote work

Equal Employment Opportunity:
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, Parents as Teachers does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. This policy covers all facets or employment.


Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume along with salary requirements to