Our commitment to building a strong and diverse community is reflected not only in our work, but also in our staffing.

We understand that our fates and futures are interwoven, so we actively strive to be an employer of choice – offering a competitive compensation package, worthwhile development opportunities and a rewarding workplace environment.

Current Positions

Vice President for Philanthropic Giving

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Vice President for Philanthropic Giving is responsible for leading and managing the foundation development plan and recruiting and managing team members who will identify, cultivate, and secure new donors, engage existing donors, formulate plans to increase community philanthropic partnerships (professional advisors), advance a comprehensive planned giving program, and ensure the facilitation of all gifts. This senior management position reports to the President & CEO and is responsible for leading Development and Marketing.

Core Competencies

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Technical Ability
  • Training/Presenting Information
  • Results Focus & Initiative
  • Relationship Building

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads efforts to create an annual asset development plan and strategies in support of the Community Foundation’s strategic plan and goals.
  • Hires, trains and leads development team (4 FTE’s) and marketing department (1 FTE).
  • Leads, manages and directs efforts to maintain an active program with professional advisors to increase referrals.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to deliver presentations to boards, nonprofits, professional and civic organizations regarding Community Foundation giving programs.
  • Works in partnership with the Community Impact team to ensure donor intent is met and amplified while simultaneously allowing the Community Foundation to increase giving within its service areas.
  • Leads a comprehensive fundraising campaign leading up to the Community Foundation’s 50th anniversary.
  • Leads promotion and implementation of all complex gifts.

Major Responsibilities Include

  • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors, individual prospects, professional advisors (attorneys, accountants, financial advisors and planners), nonprofit and community groups by encouraging their giving to/through the Community Foundation.
  • Remaining informed on legal and technical issues as they affect current and prospective donors and gifts and advising the Board and staff on these issues.
  • Overseeing administrative operations of development and marketing initiatives by:
    • Developing and managing annual department budgets.
    • Ensuring the proper administration and stewardship of funds and gifts including charitable trusts, deferred gifts, gifts of property, and complex gifts.
    • Managing processes for gift acceptance, acknowledgement and Fund administration.
    • Developing, maintaining and updating fund policies and procedures in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer.
    • Overseeing the management of the donor database and Customer Relationship Management system that includes accurately tracking and recording all donor information, communications, and special requests while ensuring accurate data entry for prospect tracking and donor information.
  • Working closely with the Senior Director of Marketing & Communications to develop marketing tools for all advancement initiatives and charitable giving programs and communicating new donor and fund development success to the Board of Directors, donors and the general community.
  • Supporting the donor relations staff in developing and delivering donor engagement programming and developing strategies to involve current donors in Community Foundation programs through donor-leveraged grantmaking.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years senior level experience in fundraising or in a closely related professional field required;
  • Community foundation experience preferred;
  • Campaign fundraising experience preferred;
  • Certified Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designation is a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to raise substantial funds from individuals, businesses, private foundations and other potential contributors;
  • Strong knowledge of the full range of complex gifts, deferred giving vehicles and the tax laws related to charitable giving;
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and ethics;
  • Proven experience managing a staff of professional, including the ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports, to participate in staff selection, provide or coordinate staff training and to provide timely, relevant, and accurate feedback related to performance;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), and ability to effectively utilize the Foundation’s core database, Foundation Information Management System (FIMS);
  • A high degree of professionalism, confidence and flexibility that allows collaborative and effective relationships with constituents and colleagues of diverse backgrounds;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well in a team environment.

Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, visit our website and submit a detailed cover letter and resume summarizing your experience and qualifications through the form below, or email Carolyn Derrico. No phone calls accepted. 

Download a copy of the job description here.

Charitable Giving Officer

Title: Charitable Giving Officer
FLSA: Exempt
Date: August 2019
Reports to: Vice President for Philanthropic Giving

Purpose of Position

The Charitable Giving Officer is responsible for achieving development goals by creating and implementing strategies for identification and cultivation of new Community Foundation fund holders. This position is responsible for cultivating ongoing relationships with professional advisors and for (establishing new funds from) individuals, businesses, private foundations, nonprofits and civic organizations. The Charitable Giving Officer is also responsible for facilitating the annual appeal for gifts into the Operating Fund as well as securing non-cash and planned gifts. 

Core Competencies

  • Accountability/Dependability
  • Relationship Building
  • Training /Presenting Information
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Results Focus & Initiative

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with the development and achievement of annual and long-range development goals.
  • Creates and implements a comprehensive prospecting plan (including private foundation outreach, professional advisor referrals, prospecting events, etc.).
  • Co-leads the anniversary campaign efforts.
  • Represents the Community Foundation throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties which will require travel and dedicating at least one day per week to an offsite visits.
  • Facilitates new funds.
  • Implements Professional Advisor outreach activities including events and monthly communication.
  • Manages the Philanthropic Advisory Council.
  • Manages prospective nonprofit funds.
  • Coordinates the annual support campaign for gifts into the Operating Fund, including direct mail, board gifts and new event sponsorships.
  • Promotes and facilitates planned gifts from new donors and professional advisors.
  • Maintains a process for tracking prospects and donor engagement activities through Community Foundation’s internal database system (Raisers Edge).
  • Works with Director of Marketing & Communications to develop strategies and supporting materials for prospects and professional advisors.
  • Ensures that the Community Foundation meets the highest standards of prompt response and accurate information to assist donors and advisors.
  • Represents the Community Foundation at a variety of community events and professional associations.
  • Conducts a minimum of five development related meetings/calls per week.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience working within the professional advisor industry (tax, wealth advisory, financial planning, legal, trusts or banking) preferred although fundraising experience or business development/sales will also be considered. Knowledge of planned giving vehicles and the ability to facilitate complex gift transactions is also preferred. Demonstrated ability to raise substantial funds from individuals, businesses, private foundations and other potential contributors is highly desired.  Strong written and public speaking skills will be required.

Qualifications

A self-starter who enjoys cultivating new relationships; ability to gain the confidence and respect of donors and professional advisors; mature judgment; high integrity; approachable and comfortable initiating conversations with professional advisors and donors; ability to understand complex issues; creative problem solver; critical thinker; strong written communication skills and the ability to work one-on-one with donors or make a formal presentations to large groups; the ability to listen and find connections between donor needs/interests and giving strategies; experience working with volunteer committees, boards and donors; well-organized; resourceful; motivated; ability to multi-task; excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; strong computer skills; willingness to seek ongoing training and/or professional certificate(s) to maintain and improve current skills and knowledge.

Language Ability

Excellent writing, proofreading and critical thinking skills. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to effectively present information to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Excellent telephone and customer service skills. 

Cognitive Demands

Proven ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, set priorities, handles numerous responsibilities, and work both independently and in a team environment.  Adaptable attitude, attention to detail, organized self-starter, and creative.  Able to interface well with a variety of people.  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  

Supervisory 

None


Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to use hand to finger, handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Employer will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the Employer.
 

Director of Marketing and Communications

Purpose of Position

The Director of Marketing and Communications develops and executes a marketing and communications program to build and sustain awareness of the Foundation and its charitable services to current and prospective donors, professional advisors, nonprofit organizations and community partners throughout Palm Beach and Martin counties. They are responsible for working closely with the Development and Community Impact teams for the production of all online and offline marketing materials and strategies and all public relations strategies.

Core Competencies

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Technical Ability
  • Training/Presenting Information
  • Results Focus & Initiative
  • Relationship Building

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop and implement an effective marketing and communications strategy that creates a superior stakeholder experience, builds the Community Foundation’s brand and enables the organization to achieve its key objectives.
  • Reinforce the Community Foundation’s voice and ensure cohesive messaging throughout the organization and community.
  • Create, produce and distribute effective engagement materials (e.g. brochures, email campaigns, annual reports, newsletters, press releases and website collateral) for the Community Foundation’s donors, grantees, partners and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Development Team to:
    • Support all Community Foundation events by creating marketing materials, assisting with speeches and presentations as needed.
    • Support with efforts towards professional advisors, planned giving, donor relations and other activities as outlined in the strategic plan.
    • Design annual support campaign strategies as well as the larger campaign efforts.
  • Collaborate with Community Impact to:
    • Share impactful stories of community partnerships and grantee achievements.
    • Announce funding opportunities, convenings, workshops and community initiatives.
    • Support with messaging, branding and public relations for leadership initiatives.
  • Manage and create content for the Community Foundations online platforms including the website, social media channels and other electronic communications.
  • Develop and execute a media relations strategy to raise awareness of the Community Foundation and its grantees with a localized awareness.
  • Cultivate media contacts; identify opportunities to promote the Foundation to build awareness; and prepare the President, Board Chair and other key staff members for media interviews, as needed.
  • Develop and track metrics and success criteria for all marketing programs.
  • Manage third-party agencies to build the Community Foundation’s brand.
  • Develop and manage the Community Foundation’s marketing and communications budget.
  • Develop and manage the Foundation’s advertising plan and schedule, including booking space; monitoring deadlines; and submitting final artwork.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Four-year college degree in Marketing or Communications related field.
  • Three or more years of experience as a marketing professional serving in communication and marketing roles or within related fields. Experience in philanthropy, development, events management and the nonprofit sector strongly preferred.
  • Three or more years of experience in a supervisory/management position, including developing and managing departmental or organizational budgets.
  • Extensive experience using AP style and developing content and human-interest stories.
  • A proven, superior editor and writer with the ability to understand and write about complex information
  • Extensive experience in direct marketing, general communications, public/media relations, advertising, online marketing, and event marketing
  • Demonstrated graphic design knowledge including strong proficiencies in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Extensive experience managing digital and social channels and email marketing.
  • Ability to interact with broad spectrum of people including board and staff members, donors, nonprofit and community leaders, media representatives and vendors
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines and competing priorities within budget
  • Ability to articulate a vision and strategy that’s inspiring and motivating to achieve goals

Excellent benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, visit our website and submit a detailed cover letter summarizing your experience and qualifications and include a resume to https://www.yourcommunityfoundation.org/About-us/Careers. Resumes may also be emailed to cderrico@cfpbmc.org. No phone calls accepted. 

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