Job Description

PPSLRSWMO currently has an opening for a Philanthropy Officer.  This is a full-time, benefited position at the Forest Park headquarters in the Central West End. Please submit a cover letter with your resume.
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF THE ST LOUIS REGION AND SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
 
POSITION:  Philanthropy Officer
STATUS:  Full-time, Benefited, Exempt
REPORTS TO: Director of Development
 
Competitive salary based on experience, with a range of $55,000 - $65,000. Benefits include, health, dental and vision insurance, employer contribution and match on 403B contributions, 8 weeks paid parental leave, paid holidays, vacation and sick time.
 
POSITION SUMMARY
The Philanthropy Officer is a passionate advocate for sexual and reproductive health care and rights who is deeply motivated to help donors reach their philanthropic goals while advancing the mission and vision of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. 
 
The Philanthropy Officer is responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive Annual Fund program including direct mail and in person/virtual solicitations, cultivation, and stewardship strategies. This person in this position will have the opportunity to work with incredibly passionate donors as they build upon one of Planned Parenthood’s top Mid-Level Giving programs in the country.  This position will play a critical role in identifying, qualifying, soliciting and stewarding new and donors across Missouri and the Metro East to expand the base of support for patients seeking expert, compassionate reproductive health care.  The ideal candidate is someone who thrives equally when working with individual donors as well as writing direct mail stewardship and appeals.
 
PRIMARY DUTIES PERFORMED:
·         Maintain and manage a portfolio of approximately 100 Mid-Level individual donors (giving $1,000 - $4,999 annually), including conducting regular in person/virtual meetings and other communications.
·         Work closely with the Director of Development on all aspects of the Annual Fund, and Direct Response giving (e.g. Give STL Day), including design, content, timeline, and segments.
·         Develop an annual stewardship strategy, that aligns with an existing Development calendar of activities and resources, and/or developing new stewardship tools and tactics 
·         Manage relationships with external vendors and internal departments to meet annual giving deadlines and goals.
·         Build and maintain positive relationships with individual donors, volunteers, and community stakeholders
·         Work collaboratively with the Director of Development to establish revenue goals for the fiscal year and monitor monthly results compared to goals
·         Write/update acknowledgment and thank you letters, pledge reminder copy, and other development communications; Work closely across Development team to develop and manage consistent messaging to donors and prospects that aligns with solicitation and donor-specific stewardship communications.
·         As part of the individual giving team, work effectively with the VP of Development, Major Gift Officer, and Director of Development to build the major and mid-level giving pipelines by identifying new donors and building strategies for engaging and encouraging donors to give at higher levels.
  
This position requires the ability to maintain strict confidentiality. Candidates must have reliable transportation for travel within Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri territory.  Some travel is required to events, meetings, and out of town conferences. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.
 
 
GENERAL DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.       Speak with donors by telephone when they call with questions or concerns and handle in a professional and courteous manner. 
2.       Collaborate with colleagues in the Development Department and other PPSLRSWMO departments in the identification and implementation of donor centric programs, actions, and activities.
3.       Other duties as assigned, including general support of the activities of the Development Department.
 
RISK MANAGEMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE:
1.       Adheres to PPSLRSWMO and department policies and medical standards and guidelines that ensure the provision of the highest quality and most professional services to all PPSLRSWMO clients
2.       Protects PPSLRSWMO's assets from liability including but not limited to assuring proper informed consent has been obtained for any and all medical interventions requiring patient’s consent.
3.       Assures for the physical safety of PPSLRSWMO clients, staff, and volunteers
4.       Protects confidentiality of all PPSLRSWMO clients, donors, Board and all areas of operations
5.       Follows HIPAA privacy and security guidelines
 
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILS & ABILITIES
Respectful, approachable and team oriented, building strong working relationships and contributing to a positive work environment
Takes personal responsibility for job performance; receptive to feedback, willing to learn, and embraces continuous improvement
Ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines; ability to make adjustments to programs in a fast-paced environment
Outstanding networking skills and alliance-building experience
Excellent writing, organization, and public speaking skills
Precise attention to detail
Ability to collect, organize and analyze data to make recommendations on constituent actions (donor, or other constituent/client)
Familiarity with CRM software and databases, are preferred; knowledge of DonorPerfect and EveryAction are a plus.
 
REQUIREMENTS
·         A fearless passion for the mission of Planned Parenthood and belief that, as a team, we are unstoppable
·         An entrepreneurial spirit with the ability to see challenges as opportunities and a willingness to bring new ideas and programs to life
·         Commitment to building and fostering an anti-racist environment in the fields of philanthropy and health care
·         Minimum of 5 years of work experience; nonprofit development experience is preferred
·         Demonstrated ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
·         Demonstrated ability as an excellent project manager for a multi-faceted project or campaign
 
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they have every one of the qualifications as described in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and our hiring processes are centered on assessing candidates based on diverse lived experiences. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our requirements described.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.
 
Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri does not discriminate on any basis such as culture, age, race, color, sex, marital status, gender identity, ethnic heritage, language, national origin, spiritual belief or tradition, sexual orientation, physical ability/characteristics, genetic information, number of pregnancies, socio-economic circumstances or any other basis protected by applicable law.  
 
Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri acknowledges and owns our past and present, therefore we seek to look inward into how white supremacy continues to show up in our organization. We have a responsibility to create a place of equity and of inclusion and we commit to dismantling racism and moving the needle to a more equitable workplace.
 
 
PPSLRSWMO is a tobacco-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.

PPSLRSWMO is a tobacco-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.