Job Description Template: Director of Philanthropy

How to Use This Template: Expertly craft a post for the open Director of Philanthropy position at your organization using this BambooHR job description template as a guide. Simply work with your hiring managers to customize each section to fit your organization’s vision for this role.

Director of Philanthropy Job Description

Full-Time | Remote/Hybrid/Onsite | Location

$111,000–$198,000/yr (Salary range for this role per Glassdoor)

Why [Organization]?

Introduce your organization in 3–5 sentences. This is the perfect place to explain what you do and why your organization is a great place to work! For example, here's our bio:

Our mission is simple: we want to set people free to do meaningful work. People love our software—and it turns out that people love working here, too. BambooHR has been recognized as a "Best Company to Work For," and we're proud of our team for creating software that makes an impact in the lives of HR pros and employees all over the world.

About Your Role

Give a general overview of what this person will do at your organization. For example:

A director of philanthropy works with nonprofits, charities, universities, hospitals, and similar organizations. They're tasked with developing strategies to meet the organization's fundraising goals, creating effective and sustainable financial structures, and other streams or revenue for the organization. The role requires advanced communication skills while developing lasting relationships with foundations, corporations, patrons, community members, and individual donors.

What You'll Do

List specific job responsibilities. For example:

  • Create, execute, and evaluate an organization's philanthropy structure to ensure it supports the overall mission.
  • Plan and implement sustainable financial structures for the organization.
  • Cultivate relationships with foundations, corporations, and individual donors.
  • Plan events related to fundraising, community outreach, and celebrations to promote the organization's efforts.
  • Lead, motivate, and empower all stakeholders to participate in organized philanthropic events and activities.
  • Serve as the primary communicator across all stakeholders involved in the organization's structure, mission, and fundraising efforts.

What You'll Need to Get the Job Done

List what a qualified candidate needs to do their job effectively. For example:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in public relations, communications, fundraising, or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Experience with record-keeping systems and databases
  • Familiarity with computer software and web-based applications

What Will Make Us Really Love You

List the soft skills or "nice-to-haves" that will help your candidate be successful. For example:

  • Enthusiasm and passion for nonprofit work
  • Demonstrated track record for setting standards of excellence
  • Integrity, credibility, and a displayed ability to maintain best practices for the field

What You'll Love About Us

Describe your company's benefits, culture, work environment, and anything else that makes your organization stand out. For example:

We believe in respecting employees, and that means compensating them fairly and ensuring their holistic wellbeing. We reward the library teams that support our local communities with robust benefits packages that include:

  • Retirement: State Employees’ Retirement System pension and savings plan
  • Health benefits: Plans for all budgets with medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance: Basic group life insurance policy at no cost to employees
  • PTO: 13 paid vacation days per year in addition to sick time accrual
  • Career development: Free access to state-sponsored professional training
  • Discounts: Extensive discount program with select business partners

More About Our Company

Add your equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement, a note about required background checks, and other things a candidate may want to know before applying.

We're committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all candidates, without discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Following the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new hires must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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