National Director of Philanthropy - Midwest

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society   •  

Fort Wayne, IN

Industry: Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 177 days ago

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  • In collaboration with assigned RVP's, as well as chapter ED's and DD staff, actively build and manage a portfoliio of major gift prospects by both growing revenue from the existing donor base and through new donor prospects.
  • Manage a productive portfolio or $6MM using state of the art CRM, metrics and reporting to revenue growth and diversification year over year
  • Set development goals, management to achieve or surpass those goals and report regularly on status.
  • Develop strong and compelling major gift proposals, acknowledgments, reports and other communications.
  • Work with all chapter staff to ensure that significant donors in assigned area have multi-year solicitation, cultivation and stewardship plans at each event they attend.
  • Bring Leukemia & Lymphoma Society resources to highest and best use for multi-year solicitation, cultivation and stewardship plans across all LLS products.
  • Strategic and other initiatives to benefit the Donor Development Department and the organization, as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • 6+ years experience in a fundraising or capital raising role.
  • Experience in direct solicitation of major gifts or investments.
  • Experience working in a matrix environment.
  • Superior writing skills to craft compelling proposals and effective acknowledgments.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Capacity to acquire an understanding of leukemia, lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma, as well as issues of concern to blood cancer patients and their families.
  • Able to think strategically and maintain focus while working with multiple chapters and managing a portfolio of qualified prospects/donors.
  • Computer literacy and a commitment to maintaining integrity of a central database.
  • Ability to travel with some overnight stays required.

Position Requirements: 

  • Must be able to engage directly with donors and prospective donors.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a viable network/pipeline of prospective donors or investors which to achieve YOY increases in revenue.
  • Ability to indirectly manage people and teams to higher levels of performance through influence.
  • Creative self-starter with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team, regardless of the task at hand.
  • Takes independent actions and calculated risks, looks for and takes advantages of opportunities, solicits feedback to improve processes or actions.
  • Ability to maximize impact of all LLS assets – local and national – to achieve objectives.
  • Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and methods in guiding individuals or groups.
  • Demonstrates stability of performance under pressure and/or opposition. Ability to cope with uncertainty, change and performance demands.
  • Anticipates long term opportunities, defines a desired future state and communicates direction of vision and values.
  • Incorporates long-term goals into tangible results and day-to-day activities; reinforces with the team.
  • Facilitates the development of others knowledge and skills, providing timely feedback and guidance to help them reach goals.


Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations