Opportunity International helps those living in poverty build sustainable incomes, educate their children, and escape poverty today—as they prepare the next generation for a better tomorrow. Since 1971, we have used the power of the financial markets and focused innovation to provide financial services, training, and support to hard-working families at the bottom of the economic pyramid. We help entrepreneurs build sustainable businesses, farmers grow and sell more crops, and children get quality education. Today, in partnership with like-minded organizations, supporters, and practitioners around the world, we are part of a worldwide movement striving to end extreme poverty in our lifetimes.
The Director of Philanthropy provides overall direction for major gift generation and portfolio management. The territory is primarily in the Midwest with additional opportunities to serve in the Southcentral and Southeast territories. The position supports the growth and mission of Opportunity International in serving those living in poverty around the world. Opportunity International is celebrating its 51th Anniversary and is in an exciting growth mode, informed by its 3-year strategic plan and supported by its recent Waymaker Campaign.
This highly visible and key Director of Philanthropy will report to the Senior Vice President, Philanthropy.
The Director of Philanthropy manages and builds a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors from individuals, private foundations, churches, and organizations. This position’s duties include, but are not limited to, retaining a high percentage of existing donors, identifying, and securing new prospective donors and reengaging former donors, making personal visits and written solicitations, hosting introductory events, providing donor proposals and reports, timely correspondence and initiating face to face meetings with individuals and private foundation prospects and donors.
The Director of Philanthropy will have a strong emphasis on discovering and developing new relationships and funding partnerships. In order to succeed, the Director must be dynamic and engaging, highly organized, goal oriented and proactive; using effective techniques and resources to present a clear and compelling case for supporting Opportunity International’s unique business model and transformative mission.
Ability to travel and attend program and fundraising activities on evenings and weekends.
Location: Position will be based in the Midwest. (IL/Chicago, IN, WI, MI, OH, IA, MO, KS, NE)
How to Apply
Closing date: 8th November 2022
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application. For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role.
Please name your submitted files with the following reference: OPPI_DP
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
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