Chief Philanthropy Officer

St. Philip's School and Community Center
May 24, 2023
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Dallas, TX
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Job Description

Job Title:                                   Chief Philanthropy Officer

Department:                              Philanthropy

Classification:                            Full-time /Exempt

Supervisory responsibilities:       Yes

Reports to:                                Executive Director/Headmaster

Position summary: Manages all aspects of the Philanthropy program to achieve annual and long-range fundraising goals in conjunction with the strategic plan Foundation and Board goals.


principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements fundraising strategies to meet annual and long-range goals including alumni, major gifts, foundation, planned, endowment and online giving and special campaigns, including capital campaigns (as needed).
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the Philanthropy department ranging from donor relations to computer database management and acknowledgment letters.
  • Leads and supervises Philanthropy department staff and their projects including events and fund drives.
  • Oversees the ongoing process for research and submission of grant proposals targeted to prospective funding sources and manages through the Philanthropy department the proper cultivation of these entities and their follow up and reporting.
  • Identifies potential sources of foundation, individual and organization major donor support including the development and maintenance of viable portfolio and prospect lists.
  • Leads Philanthropy staff to develop management strategy for each of the donors included in their Major Donor Portfolios.
  • Serves as member of the organization’s internal “senior management team” and advises the Headmaster/CEO on matters related to fundraising and philanthropy.
  • Develops and maintains effective communication and relationships with past, current, and potential donors.
  • Prepares regular written status reports on the implementation of the philanthropy/fundraising plan.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or a related field and three to five years combined experience in development, major gift giving, corporate support, foundation grants, annual campaigns and charitable annuities.



Candidate must have exceptional strategic thinking abilities and strong professional decision-making skills.  Candidate must have superb written, analytical, presentation, and public speaking skills.  Good computer skills and data management knowledge or experience.


Specialized training in fundraising.   Certifications may include Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Certification as Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE); or CSPG (Certified Specialist in Planned Giving) offered through college-sponsored certification program.


Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point is required.  Excellent proofreading skills are required.

The ideal individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and can deal with change or unexpected events.  Familiar with DFW area.

St. Philip’s School and Community Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Application Instructions

All interested applicants please submit upload your resume through the St. Philip's School and Community Center website at


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