Philanthropy Officer

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas
July 13, 2022
Dallas, Tx
Job Type


Position Title: Philanthropy Officer
Location: Dallas, TX (North)
Reports To: Senior Director of Major Gifts or Senior Director of Philanthropy
Supervises: Volunteers
Grade:  E-6
Employment Status: Full-time, Exempt


    • The Philanthropy Officer is responsible for overseeing fundraising programs within a designated region, including major gifts, special campaigns, events, planned giving, and fundraising for statewide advocacy efforts. Additional key responsibilities may include: (1) fundraising and relationship-building activities with individual donors and foundations, (2) identifies, cultivates, and stewards major gifts and (3) assist with the coordination of the region’s community board. Ensures productivity expectations and compliance standards are maintained. Abides by the organization’s mission in performing job duties. Supports the organization's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to quality health care and excellent customer service.

Essential Job Functions & Expectations

    • May manage all aspects of the Development Plan; major gifts, planned giving, events, and conducts fundraising activities for assigned region.
    • Manages face-to-face solicitations which may include major gifts, events, and planned gifts and provides staff support for solicitations in coordination with executive leadership and leadership volunteers.
    • Helps develop and implement a coordinated, strategic, year round fundraising plan and timetable, including setting target goals and monitoring results which could include major gifts, planned giving, events and other fundraising initiatives.
    • May manage aspects of the regional community board; including, meetings, nominations, communication and relevant training.
    • Manages major gift and planned giving solicitations, solicitation procedures and cultivation of donors from the earliest planning stages through implementation and follow-up within designated region.
    • Works to enhance community visibility, establish donor relations and build relationships.
    • Manages the mentoring of solicitors within designated region to assure their success in fundraising.
    • Develops and implements plan to strategically build and maintain donor base, including setting target goals and monitoring results.
    • Participates in Development staff meetings
    • Works with the development team to engage in systematic research on prospective donors, foundations, and corporations to identify sources of support and to supply solicitors with prospect information.
    • Works with appropriate staff to maintain and expand database of prospective, current and past donors.
    • Builds effective and trustworthy relationships with major donors, board members, foundation trustees, staff and community leaders.
    • Assists in fundraising for statewide advocacy efforts (Planned Parenthood Texas Votes/PPTV).
    • Partners with the leadership team to enhance community visibility, establish donor relations, etc. and may accept public speaking engagements as assigned or appropriate.
    • Keeps current on changing trends in philanthropy and adjusts programs and strategies as needed.
    • Assures compliance with the Board of Director’s governance policies on development as well as the standards established by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
    • Assures that all fundraising materials and any communication with the public maintain the highest standards of integrity and honesty.
    • Serves as a leader and role model for staff in quality of work, competence, standards of behavior, initiative, teamwork, and compliance with organization policies.
    • Manages volunteer committees that supports the fundraising plan and development initiatives...
    • ·In conjunction with other appropriate staff, develops printed materials needed for fundraising (e.g. instructional materials, pledge cards, brochures, envelopes, mailing pieces).
    • Promotes and facilitates integration, collaboration and teamwork between all departments throughout the organization to advance the overall plans and initiatives.
    • Produces timely and accurate reports as requested; these could include PPGT Board of Directors, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and regulatory agencies as requested.
    • Maintains knowledge of abortion and family planning regulations and implements changes as necessary.
    • Represents the organization at meetings, community events, conferences, and fundraising events, as appropriate.
    • Has restricted access to client private health information and has no reason to view protected health information (PHI).  May have access to data that is not considered PHI, such as aggregate numbers
    • Other related duties as assigned.
    • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

Minimum Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Master’s degree + 2 years of professional fundraising or related professional experience.

Minimum Experience:

    • 4 years of professional fundraising experience or other related professional experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

    • CFRE preferred.

Agency Standards:

    • Must have excellent computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet. Must have the willingness and ability to adapt to change including advances or new technology. Must have excellent customer service skills and be committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.
    • Must be able to travel within and outside organization region as job dictates.
    • Ability to effectively perform a variety of development functions including annual campaigns, major gifts, events, planned giving, and special campaigns.
    • Recognized excellence in interpersonal and relationship-building skills, project management skills; ability to motivate and work collaboratively with staff throughout the agency, and effect change.
    • Demonstrated appreciation for the level of detail, discretion and good judgment necessary for solicitation and cultivation of donors and supporters.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual curiosity, high energy, positive attitude and diplomatic.
    • Ability to earn the confidence of a wide range of internal and external constituents.
    • Ability to think strategically and achieve organization’s goals relating to position.
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
    • Ability to manage details and complexity, to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously and to work under pressure.
    • Comfortable and knowledgeable with discussing topics relating to sexual and reproductive health.
    • Skilled in verbal and written communications and effectively prepare written communications.
    • Must be able to speak effectively in a public or group setting.
    • Requires an understanding of and commitment to quality health care and excellent customer service.
    • Be discrete and safe guard confidential information.
    • Possess integrity and compliance – can be relied upon to act ethically.
    • Ability to provide effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural beliefs and practices, preferred language, and other communication needs.
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member.
    • Ability to lead, manage, direct, and motivate diverse groups of people and possess the skills to delegate and supervise volunteers.
    • Affiliate Knowledge:  Understands the mission and structure of the affiliate and exhibits agency’s core values.
    • Work Management:  Effectively manages time as a resource; establishes realistic priorities; schedules own time and activities effectively; gives balanced focus and attention to appropriate long- and short-term priorities.  Develops action plans and budgets; leverages technology; anticipates obstacles; establishes check points and monitors progress.
    • Interpersonal Sensitivity: Acts in a way that indicates understanding and accurate interpretation of others’ concerns, feelings, strengths and limitations. Uses interpersonal understanding to shape one’s own response.
    • Impact and influence; Develops and uses effective strategies to influence others or to gain their support.
    • Advocacy: Supports others and actively contributes to Planned Parenthood’s success; celebrates others’ successes; collaborates across functions and departments to meet internal and external client needs.
    • Adaptability or Flexibility:  Responds with flexibility to shifting priorities and changing work situations; recovers quickly from problems and setbacks; develops new skills to remain competitive. Adapts easily to change, sees the merits of differing positions, and adapts own positions and strategies in response to new information or changes to a situation.
    • Coping with Demands of the Position: Uses effective problem solving while working under stress, high volume of work demands and/or time demands; regularly meets deadlines.
    • Exemplify the organization’s values:  We Tend to the Team; We Respect and Honor All People; We Jump In; We Try and We Learn; We Care for our Business; and We Return to our Mission.


    • Diversity creates a healthier environment: equal opportunity employer. We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination of any kind, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, past, present or prospective military service, HIV status, family medical history or genetic information, socio-economic circumstances, language spoken, or any other characteristics protected by law (“Protected Characteristics”). We maintain a drug-free workplace. Should be pleasant, neat, and well-groomed in representing the agency to the general public.

Essential Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

    • Must be able to stand, particularly for sustained periods of time. Must be able to move about on foot to accomplish tasks, such as moving from one work site to another. Must be able to work primarily with fingers such as picking, pinching, or typing. Must be able to talk such as convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately. Must be able to hear such as the ability to receive detailed communication orally. Will have substantial movements of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to lift and/or exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. Must be able to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Sedentary/Office environment.

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