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Director of Philanthropic Partnerships

Rose Community Foundation seeks a Director of Philanthropic Partnerships to create new relationships for Rose Community Foundation with prospective donors, donor-advised fundholders, nonprofit fundholders, and other philanthropic partners. With equal passions for people and philanthropy, the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships is a connection-maker with an emphasis on engaging diverse communities in philanthropy and the development of charitable resources.

The Director of Philanthropic Partnerships is a member of the Philanthropic Services team, which is focused on growing resources for regional good, stewarding and supporting the Foundation’s roughly 200 donor-advised and nonprofit fundholders, and creating and sustaining philanthropic partnerships, collaborations and giving circles.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
The ideal candidate will thrive in a mission- and values-driven, fast-paced, and multi-faceted work environment. We seek a colleague who is a highly collaborative team-player and an entrepreneurial self-starter. A natural connector and networker who enjoys bringing people together and facilitating introductions, they should have a high degree of emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal, relational and listening skills, paired with an innate curiosity about people. We seek a candidate who is an outstanding listener and communicator with strong presentation skills and the ability to connect, engage, motivate and inspire others.

Across our team, we value humor, humility and self-awareness, empathy, and strong personal and professional integrity and ethics. Rose Community Foundation strives to continually evolve and has an organizational orientation towards growth and learning, so we look for team members who demonstrate flexibility and a growth mindset. The Director of Philanthropic Partnerships will contribute to a positive work environment, finding personal and professional alignment with the Foundation’s mission to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities and consistently demonstrating the Foundation’s culture and values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, empathy, generosity, community, and transformation through collaboration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in partnership with the Philanthropic Services team to grow resources for regional good through the development, management, and engagement of a pipeline of prospective donors and fundholders, identifying and qualifying prospects, researching and sharing key information
  • Initiate relationships and build leads with diverse prospective donor and fundholder communities in the Greater Denver region, including opportunities for meetings, presentations, facilitating introductions and hand-offs to team members when appropriate
  • Develop and sustain relationships with the local professional advisor community (wealth managers, accountants, estate planning attorneys, etc.) and financial institutions, creating opportunities for them to connect with and learn about Rose Community Foundation, facilitate client referrals, and positioning the Foundation as a trusted partner in philanthropy
  • Work with members of the Philanthropic Services and Finance teams to develop and promote an outside managed funds program for larger asset funds that wish to retain their own investment managers
  • Identify new fund Request for Proposal (RFP) opportunities and coordinate the Foundation’s proposals for new funds
  • In collaboration with the Director of Collaborative Giving, engage with the Foundation’s collaborative giving groups, helping to recruit members and building relationships with them and their alumni networks as a step in their philanthropic journeys with Rose Community Foundation
  • Lead for the philanthropic services team’s continued strategy and implementation of a relationship management tracking approach for current donors and new prospects from identification and initial cultivation through their lifecycle as a Foundation donor
  • In collaboration with the Philanthropic Services and Public Affairs teams, develop and implement strategies for annual and campaign fundraising
  • Strategically manage the Philanthropic Services department’s sponsorships and memberships in professional networks as a source of new business and relationships
  • Represent the Foundation at events and meetings, some of which may take place outside of normal business hours, in the evening or on weekends

SUPERVISOR RELATIONSHIP
The Director of Philanthropic Partnerships reports to the Vice President of Philanthropic Services. The Director of Philanthropic Partnerships does not have administrative support or direct reports.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of relevant professional experience; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Successful experience in philanthropic or community outreach and engagement, or major gifts fundraising
  • Natural connector, networker, and relationship-builder
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills including the ability to strategize, effectively design, plan, carry out, engage others, and communicate new work
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation communication skills including attention to detail and proactive follow-through
  • Experience in or aptitude for the development and utilization of prospecting and moves-management strategies and systems
  • Commitment to and experienced in providing exceptional customer service
  • Highly proficient user of technology including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Lived experiences and/or personal understanding and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and a commitment to incorporating them into internal and external work
  • Proven track record of working effectively across different settings, communities and issues – with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s core values and culture

Preferred:

  • Understanding of the unique role of community foundations and familiarity with Greater Denver communities and non-profits
  • Knowledge of the professional advisor and/or financial services sectors
  • Understanding of fund types and charitable giving vehicles, gift planning tools and gifts of complex assets
  • Experience designing or implementing moves-management systems and developing and implementing fundraising campaigns
  • Experience with philanthropic operations, administration and prospect research software
  • Experience with data analysis and data-driven planning
  • Bilingual/fluency in Spanish is a plus

SALARY & BENEFITS
This full-time, exempt position’s hiring range is $80,000 to $90,000. Offered salary is commensurate with internal equity and salary ranges, sector benchmarks, and candidate’s relevant qualifications, experience and skills. Rose Community Foundation offers a competitive benefits package including employer-supported health, dental, vision, and life insurance; short- and long-term disability coverage, a 403(b)-retirement plan (including an annual employer contribution after one year of employment), flexible spending account, employee assistance program (EAP), generous paid time off including holidays, professional development opportunities and a matching gift program.

WORKPLACE
Brand-new office with a collaborative environment located in a building with a café, gym, secure indoor bike parking, covered employee parking and convenient access to parks and trails. We recently returned to in-office and in-community work with a structured hybrid model where staff work in the office/community up to three days per week and have the option to work remotely up to two days per week; however, it is possible that we could return to full-time in-office and in-community work at some point in the future. Please note that the Foundation expects all team members to be fully vaccinated (including boosters) against COVID-19.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application, including a resume and cover letter using the link below. Please upload your cover letter under “Other Documents.” No phone calls or additional email messages please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Apply now

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Rose Community Foundation believes in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits the unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Philanthropic Services Associate

Rose Community Foundation seeks a Philanthropic Services Associate to support the activities of the Philanthropic Services department with a focus on administrative duties, events and meetings and donor relations. The Philanthropic Services Associate is organized, a collaborator and team-player, and is a people-person with a passion for philanthropy and community.

The Philanthropic Services Associate is a member of the Philanthropic Services team, which is focused on growing resources for regional good, stewarding and supporting the Foundation’s roughly 200 donor-advised and nonprofit fundholders and creating and sustaining philanthropic partnerships, collaborations and giving circles.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
The ideal candidate will thrive in a mission- and values-driven, fast-paced, and multi-faceted work environment. We seek a colleague who is a highly collaborative team-player and is also able to successfully work independently. They should have excellent organizational and planning skills. They should have a high degree of emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal, relational and listening skills, paired with a developed sense of discretion and sensitivity to confidentiality.

Across our team, we value humor, humility and self-awareness, empathy and strong personal and professional integrity and ethics. Rose Community Foundation strives to continually evolve and has an organizational orientation towards growth and learning, so we look for team members who demonstrate flexibility and a growth mindset. The Philanthropic Services Associate will contribute to a positive work environment, finding personal and professional alignment with the Foundation’s mission to advance inclusive, engaged and equitable Greater Denver communities and consistently demonstrating the Foundation’s culture and values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, empathy, generosity, community and transformation through collaboration.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide day-to-day administrative support for the Philanthropic Services department, including scheduling, team meeting coordination and department expenses
  • Provide administrative support for Philanthropic Services initiatives including scheduling, preparing meeting materials, organizing catering, meeting set-up and notetaking
  • Enter all gifts into the Foundation’s database and manage weekly gift reporting and acknowledgement letter processes
  • Responsible for event planning and coordination for all philanthropic services events and as-needed support for Foundation-wide and cross-department event planning and execution
  • Support donor and fund stewardship activities including acknowledging milestones and generating tribute and memorial communications
  • Administer the Foundation’s matching gifts program for staff, board and committee members
  • Participate in the regular maintenance and development of the Foundation’s CRM database, including entering and updating profile records, participating in database cleanup projects and recording stakeholder engagement
  • Support donor, fundholder and giving circle prospect research
  • Other duties as assigned

SUPERVISOR RELATIONSHIP
The Philanthropic Services Associate reports to the Vice President of Philanthropic Services and provides administrative support for the work of the Philanthropic Services team.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Required:

  • Past professional work experience is required, including administrative responsibilities and meeting or event coordination
  • Flexible and proactive, with a solution-oriented mindset
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; able to plan, prioritize and track multiple work streams under deadlines
  • Commitment to and experienced in providing exceptional customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a priority on clarity and accuracy, one-on-one and in meetings, correspondence and formal work products
  • High degree of professionalism, maturity, discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Experience working effectively across different settings, communities and issues – with people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and cultures
  • Lived experiences and/or personal understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion and a commitment to incorporating them into internal and external work
  • Highly proficient user of technology, particularly Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams and Zoom
  • Able to attend occasional evening and weekend events and meetings
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s core values and culture

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree and/or equivalent life and professional experience
  • Experience with philanthropic operations, administration, customer relationship management (CRM) and prospect research software
  • Fluency (oral and written) in additional language(s)

SALARY & BENEFITS
This full-time, exempt position’s hiring range is $45,000 to $55,000. Offered salary is commensurate with internal equity and salary ranges, local and national sector benchmarks and candidate’s relevant qualifications, experience and skills. Rose Community Foundation offers a competitive benefits package including employer-supported health, dental, vision and life insurance; short- and long-term disability coverage, a 403(b)-retirement plan (including an annual employer contribution after one year of employment), flexible spending account, employee assistance program (EAP), generous paid time off including holidays, professional development opportunities and a matching gift program.

WORKPLACE
Brand-new office with a collaborative environment located in a building with a café, gym, secure indoor bike parking, covered employee parking and convenient access to parks and trails. We recently returned to in-office and in-community work with a structured hybrid model where staff work in the office/community three days per week and have the option to work remotely two days per week; however, it is possible that we could return to full-time in-office and in-community work at some point in the future. Please note that the Foundation expects all team members to be fully vaccinated (including boosters, if eligible) against COVID-19.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application, including a resume and cover letter, using the link below. Please upload your cover letter under “Other Documents.” No phone calls or additional email messages please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Apply now

DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Rose Community Foundation believes in the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The Foundation is committed to equal employment opportunities and prohibits the unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.